MELT Plus Series for a Healthy Back & Core
with Linda Rigell
4-Week Series on Wednesdays, June 17th to July 8th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
*Make up Day on Wednesday, July 15th open to anyone with MELT experience*
$99/entire series & $30 drop in fee for anyone who has attended a MELT workshop/class
In this MELT Plus series you will learn MELT Method moves for relief of low back pain, strengthening moves for the shoulder girdle, hip girdle, the core and breathing to improve alignment for a stronger, pain free body.
MELT is designed to restore the fluid environment in the connective tissue system (fascia) making your muscles and bones better able to move into proper alignment with greater ease and less wear an tear.
Friday Night Sacred Dance – 5Rhythms with Sara Mains
Friday, July 10th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm // Fee: $15 Suggested Donation (Punchcards accepted)
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.”
Learn more about Sara by clicking here and scrolling down.
An Evening of Journeying with Will Whitesmith
Fridays, July 17th, 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.
EFT Tapping Circle with Susan James
Saturday, July 18th 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).
Intro to Yoga: 4-Week Series with Nathalia Gorosh
Mondays, July 20th to August 10th from 10:30am to 11:45am // Fee: $80
This 4-week series is designed to create a fun and supportive environment for those new to yoga. Classes are taught by a highly trained teacher well versed in body mechanics. Through yoga we regain range of motion, improve stamina, increase strength and create relaxation. This series will give students a solid foundation of postures, breathing practices, and yoga philosophy to create a safe and transformative practice that fosters awareness of the connection between body and mind.
Nathalia’s classes are designed around building a strong foundation in the asana practice using breath and alignment. You will learn the basics and biomechanics of asanas. Expect clear instruction, sequences that build carefully, and the opportunity to work at your own pace and a class that encourages you to listen deeply to the connection between your body, breath, mind, and spirit. Go to our instructor page to learn more about Nathalia.
Sound Wellness and Delicious Singing with Gina Salá
Saturday, July 25th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
*Don’t miss Gina’s Kirtan on 7/24 – details can be found under the community events tab.
Gina Salá who has been chanting since her early childhood years and teaching and studying sound for wellness for 20 years, guides us in a delicious experience of rejuvenation and wellness through the primordial healer- your own voice. She will include elements of vocal care, mantra with precise pronunciation, sound tantra, raga, cross-cultural repertoire and creativity enhancing exercises and jams.
Gina Salá is a vocalist, composer, chanter and teacher with a repertoire spanning 23 languages. Her performance credits include Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, and more. With warmth, humor and devotion, she offers voice training, mantra, stories and sound tantra in classes, cds, kirtans, and retreats, including an annual “River of Sound” tour to India. Learn more about Gina Sala by clicking here.
Before 7/17: $90 for Workshop (includes lunch)
$108 for Concert on 7/24 and Workshop (includes lunch)
After 7/17: $110 for Workshop (includes lunch)
$125 for Concert on 7/24 and Workshop (includes lunch)
Kids Yoga Summer Playshop
with Sue Steindorf and Mirabai Troll
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.
Encountering the Sacred: A Spiritual Retreat with Rabbi Ted Falcon, PhD
Two Day Retreat: Saturday, September 19th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm & Sunday, September 20th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Retreat Fee: $150 (Early-bird until August 15: $125)
Fresh Organic Meals Additional: $40/Dinner Saturday & Lunch Sunday
Celebrating Sacred Time
This weekend is framed by the Jewish Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah (The Day of Remembering) and Yom Kippur (The Day of At-one-ment). The remarkable spiritual energies of this time are available to everyone, whatever their faith path. This is a time of expanding possibilities, days infused with energies of the Oneness of Creation.
Creating Sacred Community
Together we will create a supportive environment for stepping beyond our habitual comfort zones, as we meet the sacred within ourselves and within each other.
Sharing Sacred Space
The Dayaalu Center on Bainbridge Island, within walking distance from the ferry, provides an environment encouraging the exploration of both inner and outer beauty in the splendor of the Salish Sea.
Rabbi Ted Falcon is a Reform Rabbi with a doctorate in clinical psychology who explores the frontiers of a universal spirituality in his work as spiritual therapist, teacher, and writer. Rabbi Ted founded meditative synagogues in Los Angeles in 1978 and in Seattle in 1993, and was chosen by the Jewish Daily Forward as one of the most inspiring rabbis of 2014. His books include Judaism For Dummies, A Journey of Awakening, and, with the Interfaith Amigos, Getting to the Heart of Interfaith, and Religion Gone Astray.