Cultivating Ahimsa-POSTPONED!
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Cultivating Ahimsa-POSTPONED!


“Compassion is a verb.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh


Join us for an afternoon retreat to cultivate Ahimsa, compassion for self and others. 

Ahimsa is a yoga term that means non-violence. Ahimsa asks us to practice living with kindness. 

During our retreat we will dive into the Ahimsa yoga teachings to gain inspiration, insight and wisdom to support living from a place of compassion as our foundation. 


We will engage in meditation, breathing and yoga practice to guide and support our whole being to move into and with our hearts natural, powerful compassion.

When we meet ourselves and the world with a loving, compassionate presence, we get better. 

Stay tuned for a new date and time!

$40

with Liziah Richards


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Tibetan Singing Bowls: Sound Healing and Meditation
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Tibetan Singing Bowls: Sound Healing and Meditation

Join us for a donation based night of sound, vibration, and community with traveling teacher Charlie Christie!

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.

Benefits of sound healing with Tibetan Singing bowls...

Reduces stress and anxiety

Increases vital energy flow, creativity, intuition and motivation

Promotes deep sleep, relaxation and pain relief

Increases mental and emotional clarity

Stimulates and strengthens the immune system

Balances right and left hemispheres of the brain.

Tuesday, February 19th 6-7 pm

No registration required. Suggested donation $10-15. Please arrive on time.

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Yoga Nidra
Feb
22
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.

Twice Monthly, Fridays 7:30-8:45 PM

1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/3, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26

$17/ or use your drop in class pass/ You can sign up in advance via the drop in class schedule!

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Monthly Extended Practice
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Extended Practice

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, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27

2-4PM with Julia Fay

$25

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Stay Healthy with Yoga and Ayurveda: Spring!
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Stay Healthy with Yoga and Ayurveda: Spring!

Yoga and Ayurveda are ancient sciences of wellness. Yoga focuses on physical exercise, breath and meditation, while Ayurveda focuses on nutrition and daily routines. 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 spring approaches, days are getting warmer and longer, tree leaves are unfolding and flowers are blossoming all around us. As the earth warms and the days become longer, our energy shifts too. Spring in the Northwest can be challenging - after a warm and sunny day, the rains may return for a day, a week... or longer. We may feel heavy and sluggish one day and full of "vim and vigor" on another. These fluctuations can make us susceptible to colds, sinus congestion, and allergies. Allow Ayurveda and Yoga to ease you into spring with health and vitality.

In this workshop you will:

Learn basic concepts of Ayurveda.
Adjust your eating habits - add fresh greens, spring fruits and vegetables to your diet. Share your favorite recipe!
Discover simple daily routines and guidelines for staying healthy.
Alter your Yoga practice - increase your energy, clear your mind and cleanse your body.
Discuss ways you can integrate Ayurveda into your life.

The first two hours will include lecture and discussion followed by a one hour Yoga practice. This workshop requires no prior knowledge of Ayurveda.
March 2nd, 1 pm – 4 pm with Heidi Mair (AWC, E-RYT)
Fee: $45

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Monthly Family Yoga
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

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 3-6 with a caregiver

Sundays, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7 1-2 PM with Alice Mason

February’s class will have a theme of love!

$20 per family

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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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Honoring the Sacred Feminine
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Honoring the Sacred Feminine

That life is a straight line of progress and achievement is an illusion. Recognizing the feminine means honoring the emotional and energetic cycles in our lives, paying attention to dreams, and listening to our intuition. In this class we will look to the moon as a guide as she helps us to remember our true nature as multi-faceted beings who are impacted by, and are a part of, the phases of the natural world. We will consider how this cyclical energy can be used in a yoga practice, and also invite the opportunity to work with goddess energy. The class will include: discussion, a gentle asana practice (honoring the feminine means listening to your body and practicing at the level that feels right for you), a guided meditation, and breath-work. Please wear comfortable clothes that will allow movement, you may also want to bring a journal.

Sunday, March 17th 2-4 pm with Julie Miller

Julie Miller is a yoga teacher at WLY as well as an initiated priestess of the Divine Feminine and Reiki Master.

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Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance
Feb
10
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 1/13, 2/10, 3/17, 4/14

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

$17 per session or use your drop in class pass/ You can sign up in advance via the drop in schedule!

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Monthly Yoga for Kids class- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Yoga for Kids class- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

Designed for kids ages 6-9 years

In this monthly class we will come together in a positive, non-judgmental environment and focus on building self-confidence, strength, concentration and discovering the warrior within.

Students are encouraged to express themselves while learning the basic yoga principles of respect to self and others.  We will engage in mindfulness activities, relaxation, and meditation techniques in a non-competitive, playful, nurturing environment.

Sundays 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14      2-3 PM

$15

with Sarah Mercier

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Core Breath Experiential Workshop-CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Core Breath Experiential Workshop-CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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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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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Meditation Playshop- CANCELLED!
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Meditation Playshop- CANCELLED!

Take a break from the headlines and news (which isn't really "new") and join us for two hours of centering and connecting. We will focus on quieting the mind, entertaining the emotions, and accessing, awakening and aligning with our deepest self.  Learn some simple breath-focused meditations and mantras that can be used in formal closed-eye meditation or in daily life. Rather than resist life, learn to love what is. 

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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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