Kids Yoga Summer Playshop
with Sue Steindorf and Mirabai Troll
Mondays and Wednesdays, August 3rd to August 12th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fee: $60/4-Class Series or $20/Session
Come and explore the powerful magic of yoga in four summer afternoons!
We will combine movement, chanting, meditation and philosophy in a playful and captivating way to lay foundation for a lifelong yoga practice.
Taught by Dayaalu Kids Yoga Teachers! Yoga enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, body awareness, peace and balance.
Dharma Discovery for Young Adults:
Exploring Your Unique Gifts with Karyn Lazurus
and Kirsten Foster
Six Class Series of Self Inquiry and Expression
Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 4th to 20th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Dayaalu Center is offering an opportunity for young adults to explore where their individual possibilities and capacities meet. Through reflection, body movement, writing exercises, and self-expression, participants will have the chance to discover inherent wisdom and celebrate times of transition.
This workshop series, taught in 6 classes over 3 weeks, is designed to help young adults identify sense of self and potential beyond exterior validation and lists of accomplishments. Students will be offered assistance and editing help to shape writing and experiences into personal essays applicable to college applications.
Each session will be co-led by facilitators Karyn Lazarus and Kirsten Foster with guest teachers in several sessions. Karyn Lazarus, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), works as a consultant with individuals and organizations to help them discover where their hearts, souls and aspirations meet.
Kirsten Foster, a former attorney and mother of two Bainbridge High graduates, has been tutoring on Bainbridge Island for years and now owns the Old Boar study hall in Winslow.
An Evening of Journeying with Will Whitesmith
Friday, August 7th from 7:15 to 9:00pm // Fee: $25
The ancient art of the Shamanic Journey opens avenues of consciousness that are always available, yet seldom sought. You will be introduced to the Shamanic Journey, learning how to access your own greater reality as your ancestors did before you, as well as learning how to support yourself and others in this process.
This is a monthly offering – no experience needed. Attend one or all.
Friday Night Sacred Dance – 5Rhythms Community Dance ® with Sara Mains
Friday, August 14th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm // Donation
Offered by donation to the community every 2nd Friday of the Month beginning July, the 5Rhythms® are a simple, profound moving meditation for every body, regardless of age, shape or experience. All you need is curiosity and a willingness to move and be moved.
When we move through the 5Rhythms, there are no steps to follow, rather qualities of being that we all relate to and move in our own unique way. There is true freedom in this practice; freedom to embody your truest self no matter what age, history, physical fitness… it does not matter – You are human, you can do this.
This quote by Gabrielle Roth -who created the 5Rhythms practice- says it well, “Dance is the fastest most direct route to the truth—not some big truth that belongs to everybody, but the get down and personal kind, the what’s happening-in-in-me-right-now kind of truth.”
EFT Tapping Circle with Susan James
Saturday, August 15th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm // By Donation
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 third 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).
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) Series with Cezanne Allen
**Free Intro Session/Orientation on September 15th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesdays, September 29th to November 17th from 6:30 to 9:00pm
(9:30 end time on first and last meetings)
Full Day Retreat on Saturday, November 7th from 11am to 5pm
Mindfulness is a way of being. It means paying attention, moment-by-moment, to our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment with an open, curious and kind attitude. When mindful, we wake from life-on-automatic pilot, rehashing the past or worrying about the future, to tuning into the fullness of whatever is happening in our life in the here and now.
The MBSR approach uses meditation, reflective inquiry, mindful yoga and movement as a means to cultivate your natural capacity for mindfulness. Through your own experience, you learn how to take better care of yourself by understanding the interplay of body and mind. Find greater balance, ease and peace of mind as you learn how to relate differently to life stressors. Developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, there are now thousands of studies documenting the physical and mental benefits of mindfulness in general and MBSR in particular.
Guided instruction includes sitting meditation, body scan meditation, yoga/mindful movement, walking meditation, eating meditation, mindful dialogue and more. This class has no prerequisite. It is open to anyone willing to commit to an intensive training in mindfulness by actively participating in eight 2.5 hour sessions, a full-day retreat, and daily home practice for 45 minutes/day.
Cezanne Allen, M.D. has maintained a dedicated meditation practice for the last 7 years, which has allowed more inner ease and self-compassion in her life. After a career in medicine, this mother of two is a physician professional development coach and co-chairs the Bainbridge Healthy Youth Initiative. Committed to sharing the life affirming benefits of mindfulness practice, she has completed intensive training in MBSR through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. Questions? Email: Cezanneallen@comcast.net
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping
for Wellness Series
with Susan James, BCC, LICSW
Four Mondays, September 21st through October 12th
from 9:30am to 11:30am // Fee: $140
Empower yourself by adding the gift of meridian-based tapping to your health and wellness toolbox! Through this experiential class with others you can create significant, lasting change by rewiring your subconscious. Participants will develop greater self awareness and ways to effectively eliminate resistance and blockages that often hold us back from living the life we love.
EFT is a self-applied sequential tapping process to acupressure points which can help dissolve stress and limiting beliefs, clear negative emotions and disturbing memories, manage pain, weight loss, phobias, motion sickness, reduce anxiety/depression, procrastination, and physical ailments. The list of uses is almost infinite! It is a transformative tool which you can “pay forward” by teaching it to your family, friends, clients….anyone who is open to learning.
Susan James enjoys teaching, coaching, and empowering people with different modalities to enhance their wellness and reach their full potential. She is a Board Certified health and wellness coach, energy medicine practitioner, holistic EFT practitioner, and licensed clinical social worker with an active practice for individuals and groups on Bainbridge Island. To learn more about Susan and her services, please visit her at www.susanjames.me.