EFT Tapping Circle with Susan James
Saturday, April 4th (and every first Saturday of the month) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm // Fee: $20 Suggested Donation (Punchcards Accepted)
This tapping circle is for those who want to practice their tapping in community and be inspired to use this valuable tool! The class time will be spent on individual and group tapping.
First timers to tapping or those who are curious are welcome! We will dive right into the various tapping techniques that have been presented in Susan’s EFT Tapping for Wellness series. You will leave feeling centered, empowered, and more like your amazing self!
This community tapping circle is held every first Saturday of the month at Dayaalu from 1:30-3:30pm, so mark your calendar for next month’s circle! Donations can be via punches on your punchcard, cash, or checks to Dayaalu (suggested donation $20).
Acro Yoga: Community Yoga by Donation
Sunday, April 5th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm // Fee: $15-$20 Suggested Donation
Come learn the basics of acro yoga, a form of dynamic partner yoga, and open the mind and body to a new way of looking at life. We will explore structure, balance and communication in a whole new way. Feel how the impossible can become effortless through acro yoga embodiment.
This practice requires no yoga experience and is accessible for most. This will be a fun night of play and relationship building with our community. You are welcome to attend alone or bring a friend or partner.
KIDS AND TEENS YOGA – SPRING SESSION
April 6th to June 12th // $100/10-Week Session, $120/10-Class Punch Card, $15/drop in
Yoga is a wonderful way for children to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. The ongoing practice of Yoga can help with concentration while developing a sense of calmness & wellbeing. Class will include postures (asanas), breathing & relaxation. Register by clicking the class you want above.
Connections Yoga Therapy Group with Sue Steindorf and Michele Rizza
Bring balance and joy to your life and relationships. Through ancient and modern practices we will harness the wisdom of the body and the strength of the mind.
This program invites you into a deep relationship with yourself to explore how you move in your body and in relationships. Asana or poses are thoroughly explored on a physical and metaphoric level. Each week we focus on different aspects of yoga such as breath, strength, flexibility, balance, heart opening, inversions and stillness to help make meaningful connections personally and interpersonally.
We begin each class with a “check in” and then are guided through yoga poses that explore our concepts. We close by sharing the awareness of the movement we experienced in our bodies and how that awareness may transform our lives. Included are home practices and thought provoking questions that help to bring this exploration into your life. By creating a deep connection with self and others we open a pathway for healing and transformation. This program is an outstanding way to begin a yoga practice and offers a whole new dimension and depth for experienced practitioners.
3 Steps to a More Present You with Kurt Johns, PhD
6-Week Series on Thursday afternoons from April 9th to May 14th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm // Fee: $125/6 Sessions
Strengthen your ability to be present (connected, mindful, playful, intentional and loving), even in the most challenging of times.
This six-week workshop provides lots of “hands-on” opportunities to build the “3-Step” skills that enable you to be more present when faced with stress and difficulty. Together, we will explore key principles from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Narrative Therapy, and apply those principles through exercises that build on one another throughout the six weeks. By the end of the workshop, you will have defined and practiced your own set of responses to personal and relationship difficulties, to be the “you” you want to be, even when it’s difficult.
Register at kurtjohnsphd.com
Kurt Johns, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples to help them move through complex challenges and toward their hopes and dreams. His practice is built on the unique, and somewhat radical tenets of Narrative Therapy, to help people move out from under the negative effects of oppressive stories, and identify alternative stories that provide them with the freedom and sense of purpose that they seek.
Meditation from the Traditions of Siddhas of South India with Roger Walco
10-Week Session on Tuesdays beginning April 16th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm // Fee: $210/10 Sessions
South India is home to the ancient yogic culture known as Siddhantha Yogam, or the “18 Siddhas Tradition.” The Siddhas have a unique, alchemical approach to yoga; more concerned with transforming of one’s self and physical world into a divine place, than escaping its clutches. It seems the Siddhas have more in common with their Taoist and Shamanic brothers in China and Tibet than the bulk of Hinduism at large.
The Siddhas were social, working people; not ascetics. They practiced yoga, pranayam, and meditation, did tantrik and alchemical practices, and are still working to uplift humanity to its full potential. They assert that Divinity is present in all people and all things-and that, by means of Yogic practices, this golden potential can be unlocked by all people, regardless of gender or social class. The techniques are not commonly taught in the West-or India, for that matter. When practiced correctly, they lead to powerful transformation and, ultimately, Self- and God-realization.
Roger will be presenting a series of techniques in 10 parts. Perfect for those seeking an authentic meditative Sadhana to accompany their hatha yoga practice. Also perfect for beginners. The class presents a diverse array of material: clearing and focusing the mind, visualization, symbolism, and successfully contacting inner wisdom and guidance. Each week, we’ll discuss last week’s techniques, learn new material, then practice / meditate on what we’ve learned.
Roger Walco is a mystic and yogi with many years of experience practicing Taoist and South Indian tantrik methods. He has been blessed to have been a close student to several very traditional teachers from the Orient, and has also studied (and now teaches) martial and healing arts, vedic astrology, vastu (indian feng shui), divination via the yijing, and shamanic/devotional practices.
Roger is a very traditional practitioner with a modern, heart-centered perspective. His teaching style brings the ancient methods alive, and he is an hilarious and irreverent story-teller. All the while somehow managing to be insightful and spiritual at the same time. Roger received his BSEE from MIT, studied Industrial Design at Art Center, and presently makes his living in the App development/digital media space. He is a gifted wood and metal-smith, and a craftsman of magical/yogic tools, such as yantras.
Soul Food: Painting True and BodySinging with Deborah J. Milton, PhD
Saturday, April 25th from 1:00pm to 4:30pm // Fee $95 (includes all art materials)
Creative expression heals by allowing us to see that which we hadn’t seen before.
In this workshop we will honor our soul’s mystery and magnificence by painting intuitively with colorful poster paints on large pieces of brown paper. Deborah’s practice called BodySinging will help us unleash our creative expression. Laughter, compassion and spontaneity will guide us. By the time we say good-bye, we will have nourished our selves by painting images that are symbolic revelations of our imperfectly perfect and radiant Souls.
Deborah is an elder who‘s done “her work.” With a PhD in Human Development, she served as a psychotherapist early in her career. Since the early 1980’s, she’s been facilitating creative healing groups in wilderness settings and at her own Montana creativity center, Athanor Arts. Authentic and alive, she is a visionary artist, risk taker, mentor and compassionate being. She moved to Bainbridge Island in 2009.
**Please note** Participants register with Deborah: email@example.com or 206-780-9714
Align With Spring with Maria Cook
Sunday, April 26th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm // Fee: $30
Spring is a time of growth and change, as all the potential, stored as seeds over the winter, manifests into beautiful blossoms. Maria Cook, a Five Element Acupuncturist, and extraordinary teacher, will lead you through practices to align with the energy of spring and the Wood Element, including acupressure, energy medicine, guided meditation, qi gong, and other body/mind exercises. Harness the capacity of the Five Element system and Wood within you, to feel and be your best.
Maria Cook, an alternative healer for over 20 years, practices Five Element Acupuncture and many other modalities including Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, and massage therapy. She recently returned from a trip with Acupuncturist Without Borders where she was exposed to Oaxacan Traditional Medicine. Her love of nature is reflected in her healing work. She’s lived aboard boats, sailed extensively, and taught seamanship for Outward Bound. www.islandmassageandacupuncture.com