An Introduction to RAIN
Oct
16
to Oct 23

An Introduction to RAIN

In this 2 day workshop, we will explore the practice of RAIN. RAIN Is a useful Acronym to help remember the steps of the practice:

R ecognize what is happening;
A llow the experience to be there, just as it is;
I nvestigate with interest and care;
N urture with self-compassion.

RAIN is an insightful self-inquiry practice that you can bring into your daily life to help you dis­cover the deep patterns of what triggers strong emotional reactions. It is a process of Investigating what you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally and loosening the mind’s stories around those experiences. This practice helps to create the space for you to be with things as they are, to deepen your understanding of what underlies, your fears, anger, and sadness. It can also grant you the freedom to look at the situation differently and choose a response other than what may be dictated by your story. And all the while, helping to cultivate a real sense of understanding and compassion toward your own vulnerability.

Wednesdays, October 16th and 23rd

7:30-8:45 pm

with kim Tull-Esterbrook

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An Afternoon of Mindfulness
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

An Afternoon of Mindfulness

This is an opportunity to participate in an afternoon of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. During this silent afternoon of continuous practice, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, walking meditation, body scan, and gentle mindful yoga. Beginners and long time practitioners are welcome.


This Afternoon of Mindfulness is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues. Participants in the 6 week Mindfulness series are encouraged to attend.


What to bring: Comfortable, layered clothing (walking outdoors is an option, so bring appropriate clothing for this if you'd like)

Meditation cushion or bench if you'd like (blankets, chairs, bolsters, yoga mats, and blocks are provided)


There will be a silent break with tea and a light snack. Please let instructor know in advance if you have any food allergies.

1-5 pm

$40 (students enrolled in the Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Well being series attend for $30- use code MBSR at checkout)

Marcie Hamrick, MD is a family medicine physician and adjunct professor at the UW School of Medicine. She has 20 years of experience as a physician in a variety of settings including an integrative medicine practice. She has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli through the UMass Medical School and its training in MBSR and has been a meditation student in the practices of Zen and Vippassana since 2007. She has been a student of yoga since 1995, a yoga instructor since 2006, a facilitator at UW of Mind-Body Medicine, a supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and a faculty member at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is currently Lead Provider at Vera Whole Health clinic.


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October Sound Healing Session with Tibetan Bowls
Oct
22
6:15 PM18:15

October Sound Healing Session with Tibetan Bowls

Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.
In this 60 minute sounbath, which is limited to 8 participants, you will be in closer proximity to the bowls, making the experience all the more powerful!


The vibrations that ring from Tibetan Singing Bowls wake up our ability to hear with more than our ears. We feel the sound Tibetan Singing Bowls as much as we take it in with our ears.


If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York

These sessions are limited to 8 participants, so sign up soon!
Tuesday, October 22nd 6:15-7:15 pm

with Gavin Tull-Esterbrook

$25


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Family Yoga (ages 7-12)
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Family Yoga (ages 7-12)

In this Yoga Class for families with kids age 7-12 we will explore yoga through physical postures, games, stories and meditation. This class is a fun inspiring way to stretch and strengthen our bodies, to calm and focus our minds, to inspire our imaginations and cultivate positive, supportive connections as families and in community.

Sundays, 9/22, 11/24, 12/22

3-4 pm

with liziah Richards

$20 per family


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Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance
Nov
24
4:15 PM16:15

Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance

Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance is a unique empowering movement practice that combines simple dance moves and yoga. Experience original choreography that blends flowing movement and dynamic stillness.

Each Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance routine has a theme intended to evoke various expressions of our human experience. Some of these routines include: the Dance of the Warrior, Dance of the Chakras, Dance of Radiant Light and Dance of Release. Join us monthly and experience each one!

Dates are 9/22, 11/24, 12/22

Sundays, 4:15- 5:30 pm with Liziah Richards

$18 per session or use your drop in class pass/ You can sign up in advance via the drop in schedule!

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The Yoga of Thanksgiving
Nov
28
9:30 AM09:30

The Yoga of Thanksgiving


Join us for this special two hour yoga, breath, and meditation class on Thanksgiving morning.  In this class we will practice yoga postures to stimulate digestion, energize and relax the body, breath practices to center and calm the mind, and meditation to explore what we are grateful on this day of abundance.

This class is the perfect way to start the traditional day of feasting and family, using yoga to celebrate the gifts and blessings of this life!  Cultivate a spirit of gratitude both on Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the year.

Appropriate for beginners to advanced students.  No yoga experience required!

Thursday, November 28, 2018

9:30-11:30 am

With Tracy Weber
$40


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Monthly Extended Practice-CANCELLED!
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Monthly Extended Practice-CANCELLED!

The physical postures of yoga, known as asana, are powerful and centering, creating many benefits to those who practice regularly in both mind and body. But did you know they are only 1/8th of the story? There are many more tools available that offer profound results to those who wish to learn them. Come experience and deepen your understanding of the other 7 limbs of yoga through our new extended practices!

Class will involve our typical 75 minutes of asana, followed by 45 minutes of pranayama (breath work), mantra practice, and prompts for self-reflection and meditation. Additionally, excerpts from the yoga sutras, an ancient text that contains mystical and practical wisdom on yoga's 8 limbs, may be incorporated to deepen self-reflection and intention for practice. This class offers the opportunity to go beyond asana and launch oneself into a deeper relationship with the body, breath, mind, and the higher self.

Saturdays, 11/9, 12/14

1-3 PM with Julia Fay

$25

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Monthly Family Yoga
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Monthly Family Yoga

Come explore the joy of yoga with your child!  In this class children ages 3-6 will be introduced to yoga and mindfulness though stories and songs. We will read yoga related children's books, move to music and do yoga obstacle courses.   The children will be exploring several different yoga postures each day (including partner poses).  Caregivers will be doing simple yoga poses alongside their child and helping their child into yoga postures.  Dress to move!

For children ages 3-7 with a caregiver

Sundays, 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1

12:30- 1:30 PM with Alice Mason

$20 per family

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Yoga Nidra
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a method of guided relaxation that has a profound effect on the body, mind, and emotions. During the practice, you will lie in a comfortable position where you can remain awake and relaxed. You will be guided through various stages of deeper relaxation as you focus your attention inward.

During Yoga Nidra, you will enter the state between wakefulness and dreaming - a state which we usually only experience as we nod off to sleep. The effect on the mind can be very powerful, because as the mind becomes more relaxed, it also becomes more receptive.

This practice can aid in memory retention, reduce stress, and enhance both your intuition and creativity. It can help you to solve problems, rejuvenate your body and mind, and enhance and balance your energy.

Each Nidra session begins with 20 minutes of gentle movement to prepare the body, mind, and heart for the deeper states of meditative practice.

Friday 7:30-8:45 PM

8/2, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6

$18/ or use your drop in class pass

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Teachers Class: Gayatri Practice
Sep
21
12:30 PM12:30

Teachers Class: Gayatri Practice

In this integrated practice we will utilize the many tools of practice,- Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Chant to nourish, strengthen and support ourselves as yoga teachers, students, and as a Sangha. The first 90 minutes will be dedicated to practice, the last half an hour an open time to support one another, share ideas and enjoy community!

Not a yoga teacher but still want to attend? You are welcome to attend class and leave before the discussion period!

Septembers class falls near the very end of summer. We will work with Gayatri Mantra, using the sun as an external representation of our own internal light. We will cultivate, nurture, and soak up all that light to prepare for the darker days to come!

12:30-2:30 pm

$25

with Kim Tull-Esterbrook

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Deepening Self-Care: A Mini Retreat
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Deepening Self-Care: A Mini Retreat

Deepening Self-Care: A Mini Retreat

 Self-care is essential for staying healthy and balanced. During this retreat In the service of caring for ourselves and balancing our nervous systems we will engage in movement and breath practice, meditation, personal reflection and deep rest. We will learn practices that can be incorporated into our daily rituals to support us to thrive. 

In this retreat we will: 

Gain tools that can be used daily to relieve fatigue and burnout

Learn practices to reduce stress

Connect more deeply to our life's purpose

Experience a renewed sense of wonder and joy

Sunday, June 30th 2-5 PM

$40

with Liziah Richards


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Core Breath Experiential Workshop
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Core Breath Experiential Workshop

Within the demands of everyday life, it is easy to feel disconnected from our core vitality and a sense of groundedness. We are complex physical, emotional and energetic beings, and within us are molecules of emotion that flow and sometimes gather to form blockages. These blockages can lead to chronic tension, physical pain and mental anxiety that may also trigger patterns of behavior and thinking. Core Breath is an experiential workshop that weaves the integration of mindful breath awareness and intention within a process of discovering what may be root causes within patterns of body and mind.

Grounded in the Four Foundations Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Body, Sensation, Thoughts, and Internal Awareness, participants will be guided through different ways of using their breath to tap into the subtle body of emotions, energy, contraction and expansion. In the workshop, we will look into the anatomy of the body, and direct breath to help better articulate expression and voice. Elements of yoga, principles of Butoh, Core Energetics, and intentional improvisations will be woven through the workshop experience. Together, we will mine aspects of the human experience through movement, stillness, and meditation as a mode of reflection into deeper consciousness and inner vibrancy.

Monthly practice, Saturdays, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13

with Alycia Scott Zollinger 2-4 pm  $25

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Chanting for Inner Balance
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Chanting for Inner Balance

Chant is an ancient tool used across cultures to calm the mind and attune the body to a more supportive and harmonious vibrational frequency. Sanskrit, the mother tongue of Greek and Latin, has survived over 8,000 years because it is so adept at positively influencing the energetic pathways of the body. No prior singing or chant experience is required. Chants are taught call and response in the ancient way with words and translations provided. Persons of all faiths and beliefs are welcomed in celebrating nature's universal principles and archetypes through community and song. 

Monthly Sunday Chant sessions with Julia Fay 1/6, 2/3, 3/3. 4/7 4-5:30 pm

$5-10 donation appreciated!

 

 

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New Year's Yoga Celebration
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Yoga Celebration

Help us Celebrate the New Year!

The parties are over, the presents are opened, and it’s time to begin the new year.  What better way to start than with a beautiful yoga and meditation practice!  Join Tracy as she leads this gentle yoga, breath, and meditation class focused on connecting with the body and breath and setting intentions for the new year. 

Together we will create peace, joy, and community that we can carry forward to our lives in the months ahead. 

Tuesday, January 1st 10 am- 12 pm!

With Tracy Weber
$40





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December Sound Bath
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

December Sound Bath

Zia Sunseri will perform a sound-ceremony-experience: a unique "soundbath": a live improvised concert of ambient sound vibrations that shift the listener’s body and consciousness into deep relaxation and restorative biological states, offering a mini-retreat from the busy outside world. Many people attend soundbaths to reduce the effects of stress and clear tension or blockages in the mind/body/emotions/spirit, in order to feel cleansed and replenished. Zia's soundbaths currently include crystal bowls and vocal toning, and sometimes additionally: gentle and potent sea-drums, gongs, rattles, or other ambient instruments, to take you into a meditative state to help creative and pleasurable experiences open up, and fundamentally, to help anxiety and stress fade and our bodies' natural restorative functions to flourish.

This will be a very special, intentional near-the FULL MOON ceremonial sound-experience: With the intention of helping you bring to fruition those things your heart desires to manifest, and un-blocking the path within you. A unique soundbath for restorative healing of mind, body, and spirit, performed by Zia Sunseri, MA, LMFTA, ATP, ASAT, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, & Soundhealer.  For more info about Zia, visit: www.ziasunseri.com

Saturday, December 22nd 6:30-7:30 PM

$25

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Stay Healthy with Yoga and Ayurveda: Winter
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Stay Healthy with Yoga and Ayurveda: Winter

Yoga and Ayurveda are ancient sciences of wellness. Yoga focuses on physical exercise, breath and meditation, while Ayurveda focuses on nutrition and daily routines to maintain health and vitality. Practiced together, they help balance our energy, improve strength and flexibility and maintain a focused and calm mind. Practicing Ayurveda and Yoga regularly increases our body awareness and deepens our connection to the seasons and our place on Earth. With each passing season, we experience changes marked by the winter and summer solstices and the vernal and autumnal equinoxes.

As winter approaches, the rains become more frequent and longer. Our daylight hours decrease with just 10 and ½ hours of sunlight on the winter solstice. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities or are more inclined to spend more time indoors, Ayurveda and Yoga can help maintain vitality and balance throughout the wet, cold months ahead.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the basics about Ayurveda including an introduction to the three doshas, six tastes and five elements

  • Adjust your eating habits, focusing on soups, stews and winter produce. Share your favorite recipe!

  • Discover simple daily routines and guidelines for staying healthy.

  • Alter your Yoga practice by gently increasing warmth and movement.

  • Discuss ways you can integrate Ayurveda into your life.

    This workshop requires no prior knowledge of Ayurveda. The first two hours will include lecture and discussion followed by a one hour Yoga practice

    .December 15th , 1 pm – 4 pm with Heidi Mair
    $45

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Thanksgiving Family Yoga
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Thanksgiving Family Yoga

Come explore the joy of yoga with your child!  In this class children ages 3-6 will be introduced to yoga and mindfulness though stories and songs. We will read yoga related children's books, move to music and do yoga obstacle courses.   The children will be exploring several different yoga postures each day (including partner poses).  Caregivers will be doing simple yoga poses alongside their child and helping their child into yoga postures.  Dress to move!

November’s class will have a theme of gratitude!

For children ages 3-6 with a caregiver!

Monthly 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2

Sundays, 1-2 PM with Alice Mason

$20 per family

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August Sound Bath
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

August Sound Bath

Zia Sunseri will perform a sound-ceremony-experience: a unique "soundbath": a live improvised concert of ambient sound vibrations that shift the listener’s body and consciousness into deep relaxation and restorative biological states, offering a mini-retreat from the busy outside world. Many people attend soundbaths to reduce the effects of stress and clear tension or blockages in the mind/body/emotions/spirit, in order to feel cleansed and replenished. Zia's soundbaths currently include crystal bowls and vocal toning, and sometimes additionally: gentle and potent sea-drums, gongs, rattles, or other ambient instruments, to take you into a meditative state to help creative and pleasurable experiences open up, and fundamentally, to help anxiety and stress fade and our bodies' natural restorative functions to flourish.

This will be a very special, intentional near-the FULL MOON ceremonial sound-experience: With the intention of helping you bring to fruition those things your heart desires to manifest, and un-blocking the path within you. A unique soundbath for restorative healing of mind, body, and spirit, performed by Zia Sunseri, MA, LMFTA, ATP, ASAT, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, & Soundhealer.  For more info about Zia, visit: www.ziasunseri.com

Saturday, August 25st 6:30-7:30 PM

$25

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Yoga Nidra
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a method of guided relaxation that has a profound effect on the body, mind, and emotions. During the practice, you will lie in a comfortable position where you can remain awake and relaxed. You will be guided through various stages of deeper relaxation as you focus your attention inward.

During Yoga Nidra, you will enter the state between wakefulness and dreaming - a state which we usually only experience as we nod off to sleep. The effect on the mind can be very powerful, because as the mind becomes more relaxed, it also becomes more receptive.

This practice can aid in memory retention, reduce stress, and enhance both your intuition and creativity. It can help you to solve problems, rejuvenate your body and mind, and enhance and balance your energy.

(August dates are 10th and 24th)

7:30-8:45 PM

$17/ or use your drop in class pass

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Yoga for Men
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Men

This all levels workshop links breath and movement to help increase flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and stamina, while reducing stress and creating a sense of well-being.

Applying a variety of yoga principles, together we will create a practice that will enhance our natural abilities and increase self-esteem.

Sunday, July 8th 2-4 PM

$25

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June Sound Bath
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

June Sound Bath

Zia Sunseri will perform a sound-ceremony-experience: a unique "soundbath": a live improvised concert of ambient sound vibrations that shift the listener’s body and consciousness into deep relaxation and restorative biological states, offering a mini-retreat from the busy outside world. Many people attend soundbaths to reduce the effects of stress and clear tension or blockages in the mind/body/emotions/spirit, in order to feel cleansed and replenished. Zia's soundbaths currently include crystal bowls and vocal toning, and sometimes additionally: gentle and potent sea-drums, gongs, rattles, or other ambient instruments, to take you into a meditative state to help creative and pleasurable experiences open up, and fundamentally, to help anxiety and stress fade and our bodies' natural restorative functions to flourish.

This will be a very special, intentional near-the FULL MOON ceremonial sound-experience: With the intention of helping you bring to fruition those things your heart desires to manifest, and un-blocking the path within you. A unique soundbath for restorative healing of mind, body, and spirit, performed by Zia Sunseri, MA, LMFTA, ATP, ASAT, who is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, & Soundhealer.  For more info about Zia, visit: www.ziasunseri.com

Saturday, June 23rd 6:30-7:30 PM

$25

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