Teen Pilates Series with Nathalia Gorosh
Fridays, April 29th to May 20th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm // $60/4-Sessions
Pilates for teens is an upbeat class focusing specifically on posture, alignment, core strength, coordination, balance and flexibility. The exercises taught will help teens gain awareness of their body, improve their movement function and strengthen and tone muscles, which will lead to greater self-esteem, enhance athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury when competing in sporting activities.
Nathalia is a PMA certified Polestar Pilates teacher as well as a certified yoga and Barre teacher. Her classes are rooted in teaching functional intelligent movement. She is passionate about educating every student who walks into her class. Upbeat tunes, high energy and lots of props make this a blast of a class!
Register here! There is still a few spots left – catch the last three classes before we break for summer!
An Evening of Journeying with Will Whitesmith
First Friday of the Month – Next Session May 6th // Fee: $25
Intro/Orientation 6:30 – 7:00pm
Journey from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Come and join Will Whitesmith for an evening of adventure and fun, exploring the three worlds of the Shaman’s universe. 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. The ancient art of the Shamanic Journey opens avenues of consciousness that are always available, yet seldom sought.
Join us at 6:30 for a free introduction to Shamanic Journeying Orientation – for first timers or folks wanting to know more about this ancient practice; or simply join in at 7:00pm as we jump right into journeying.
Inversion Workshop with Nathalia Gorosh
Saturday, May 7th from 11:00am to 1:00pm // $30 or 2 punches off your class card
When practicing inversions we turn our bodies upside down and look at the world from a different perspective which is unknown to many of us, this often brings up fear. Inversions challenge us to change our relationship to gravity, to face our fears. This workshop will teach you how to safely build an inversion practice, overcome your fears and discover the power of your core. We will learn how to build strength and explore the science of inversions so you can approach them with greater mindfulness, precision and ease.
This workshop is perfect for people who don’t think they can go upside down and for those who want to learn new ways to move sustainably and support themselves in inversions.
The Sound Flow Experience with Jon Crane, Ty Burhoe, Steve Oda, and Jeny Rae
Saturday, May 21st from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Join us for a journey of self-discovery and deep relaxation: Musical Universe ~ Yoga ~ Sound Bath
Ty Burhoe will guide us into the musical universe expanding our awareness to recognize that everything is made of vibration, and to see the world through musical eyes brings a deep and refreshing perspective into our lives.
Jeny Rae will guide us through a gentle hour of yoga with live music led by Maestro Steve Oda, Ty Burhoe and Jon Crane
Our musical journey will transport us into the natural world and be filled with the sounds of the rainforest with music led by Maestro Steve Oda on sarode accompanied by Ty Burhoe and Jon Crane on an array of instruments including tabla, hang drum, singing bowls, gongs, and more.
This experience is NOT to be missed! Please register in advance to ensure your spot.
Getting Started with Whole-Food Plant-Based Cooking with Nancy Travis
Tuesdays, June 16th & 23rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm // $175
In this class we will explore what it takes to get started and inspired to bring whole, plant based foods to your table. Everything from basic pantry staples to kitchen gadgets, techniques, time saving tips and tricks will be discussed; making a whole food-plant based diet not only delicious and nutritious but easy to prepare. I will also demonstrate recipes that use some basic techniques and inspire you to create recipes that you can customize for your families needs.
This is a three-part class; the first two sessions are in the Sukhi kitchen and the last session is a private consultation with Chef Nancy at your house. You will decide how we use that time: anything from meal planning, brainstorming school lunch ideas, allergy support to a mini cooking class. This class is for both novice and experienced cooks who would like to add more plant based options into their diets.
The class is limited to 5 people and is vegetarian with no dairy or eggs. We will be tasting and eating throughout the evening.
Price includes an individual one-hour session with Nancy at a mutually agreed time.
Summer Solstice Celebration:
108 Sun Salutations + Island Kirtan
Join us as we welcome Summer, celebrating it’s arrival in every cell of our bodies with a meditative practice of movement with mantra.
Island Kirtan will lead the chanting while we complete our 108 Sun Salutations at our own pace with the powerful practice of mantras.
You are welcome to do some or all of the salutations, meditate, chant along with Island Kirtan or simply watch this transformational experience!
Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th times to be determined
Program Cost: $195.00 includes 2-day program and materials
This weekend workshop is for all those who wish to learn about and experience classical Vedic Chant. The approach to teaching is traditional through oral transmission, repetition, and with the aid of chant texts, transliterations and English translations from the original Sanskrit.
Learn the origin and significance of the Veda’s and their relevance today
Learn the basic skills of Vedic chanting
Practice simple mantras and chanting in a group
Learn and practice mantras applied in healing
Chant in combination with simple yoga practices
Vedic chanting is a powerful way to integrate body, voice, mind and emotions
Develop mental focus
Improve listening skills
Vibrations that are produced while chanting can enhance physical and mental health
Increase breath capacity
Supports meditation by calming the mind
Facilitate deeper connections to your spiritual life
Who can register? No previous experience in Vedic Chant, singing, chanting, or the practice of yoga is required. Persons interested in the healing arts, sound and music therapies, world chant or discovering the power of their voice for personal and spiritual development would benefit.
Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD is a certified teacher of Vedic Chant by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and a certified teacher in Vedic Healing Chant by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Madarim (KYM). She is on the faculty of the Center for Integral Studies (CIIS) and New York Open Center’s (NYOC) Sound and Music Healing certificate programs. Pat facilitates an international program entitled – The Spiritual Health through Sound & Music Institute. The institute focuses on sound sciences, toning, chant and sacred world music. Pat truly embodies the practice and teachings of Vedic Chant and Nada Yoga and through the years of working with this tradition, has become a true intuitive sound healer.
We are beyond honored to host her offering here at Dayaalu. Pat Cook started the Bodhi Center when she lived on Bainbridge, many here have studied with her.
Check out her website here: http://www.openearcenter.com/
“Pat Cook has presented us a modern map of ancient wisdom. Her insights are transformative and help us reach new depths of understanding this mysterious journey of life. My therapy practice has been informed by the work I’ve done with Pat. Inspirational.” – Deborah Seidel, ARNP, – Seattle
“Pat Cook introduces us to the deep mystery and power of spiritual sound from an authentic and powerful place within herself created from years of her own spiritual practice and a rigorous training in Vedic chanting and experiences with spiritual masters in India and throughout the world. To study with her is a great privilege and a gift.”
Patricia Hatfield, MM, LMT, – Santa Rosa