KIDS AND TEENS YOGA – SPRING SESSION
From Now to June 12th // $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 & 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.
Click here to register. For questions, please contact Sue Steindorf by email email@example.com or phone 206 499-4728
About the Facilitators: Sue Steindorf is founder of Dayaalu Center. She uses her training as a Physical Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher to share health and practice with her community.
Michelle Rizza is a Registered Nurse, Certified Yoga Therapist and student of Ayurvedic practice. She has used yoga as a powerful tool for personal care and seen it be equally effective for others.
Creative Intuitive Yoga with Meredith Holcomb
Sunday, May 31st from 11:00am to 1:00pm // $35
Are you ever inspired or encouraged to really break free in your yoga practice and unleash your own creative vibe? Do you ever practice by using your intuition in a way that considers your magnificence?
You are made by Divine Design. Meredith’s knack is in helping you break free of unconscious habits and limiting beliefs so you can fly fearlessly and freely within your yoga practice. Appropriate for those with an established yoga practice and free of any inhibiting injuries, this “master class” will incorporate a unique combination of crystal bowl toning and fluid asana sequencing that will inspire your sense of freedom!
EFT Tapping Circle with Susan James
Saturday, June 6th 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 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).
Conscious Relationship Retreat Day with Grace MacLeod
Please join us for an uplifting, inspiring day in supportive community, creating quantum resolutions and joyful communion in our relationships. Come on your own, with your partner or loved ones!
Wherever you are seeking more fulfillment in your relationships, in your family, workplace, community or deep within your own being, this retreat is a great investment in the call to conscious loving. The retreat is experiential and you will take home practical tools that will help guide your intentions for clarity, healing and co-creation with your loved ones.
Included in our day:
- Relationship with Self and Source – THE FOUNDATION
- Conscious Dialogue – Communication that Heals and Fulfills
- Deep Authenticity – Getting to the Truth through the Power of Emotions and Intuition
- Allowing Love to Make You Whole
We will engage in a living laboratory, in which you will have time to ask questions and if you desire, do a piece of facilitated work to bring forth shifts at your growing edges. Just like all spiritual practice, we must find the places where we are ready and willing to grow and apply our full intention, attention and heart felt practice to bring forth the inner and outer fulfillment we seek.
Our day will also include fun, impactful music and movement and an exquisite ceremony that invokes the power of LOVE to heal and infuse our lives and our world with grace.
Grace MacLeod is an international spiritual teacher, relationships and leadership coach whose life long passion is helping others to be the Emissaries of Love that they truly are. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and extensive training in ancient and cutting edge spiritual, psycho-social and energy based modalities.
Grace is a former senior manager and faculty member of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health were she helped grow the center into the largest residential holistic education facility in North America. She also co-founded the Kripalu Leadership Center and has led leadership and executive retreats throughout the United States and Canada.
Grace has been in private practice for 34 years and has worked with individuals, couples, family members, Fortune 500 business leaders and spiritual leaders in classes, retreats and Touch of Grace sessions. Grace is a spiritual nomad, following the guidance and grace that his her name sake. She currently lives on Bainbridge Island and works with people globally by telephone and Skype.
Crystal Singing Bowl Workshop with Meredith Holcomb
Saturday, June 13th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm // $25
The sound from a quartz crystal bowl is one of the most pure, captivating and inspiring sounds one could experience. Its otherworldly vibration has been known to enhance intuition, relaxation and healing as its sound imparts a feeling of deep peace and calm while heightening and expanding awareness. Learn how to combine and use your voice with the sound of the crystal bowl to open other levels of personal experience and connection to these elevated vibrations.
In this workshop, you will learn some basic science on the connection of sound, vibration and form. You will learn how to play a quartz crystal bowl singing bowl while utilizing simple toning practices and the art of mantra chanting that will help you have your own experience.
Meredith has a great knack for helping people find and purchase a crystal bowl that is most suitable for your specific needs and interests whether it be for personal use, classes or even healing sessions. For most bowls, she is able to offer an additional 10% savings. Please make an appointment with Meredith before or after the workshop to discuss a purchase.
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
$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.
Kirtan + 108 Sun Salutations: Summer Solstice Celebration
It is starting to feel like summer here in the PNW! How do Yogis celebrate the changing of the season?
108 Sun Salutations and here at Dayaalu Center, we are lucky enough to be serenaded by Island Kirtan while we move through them! You are encouraged to throw it all out on the mat so that you may make your way into summer lighter and brighter!
If 108 sounds too intense for you, please know that some folks come to sit in meditation or move some and sit some – it’s okay! We honor you and your needs and would just love to share this time with you!
After the 108, we will join Island Kirtan in a blissful, meditative, and joyous experience of mantra and song. Island Kirtan chants at Dayaalu Center every third Sunday of the Month at 6:30pm. We are so grateful!
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) Series
with Cezanne Allen
*Free Info Session on Tuesday June 16th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesdays, June 23rd to August 11th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
1st and last meetings – end time is 9:30pm
Full Day Retreat on August 1st from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Teachers & School Staff: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a 50% discount
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. Join us for a free introduction session on Tuesday, June 16th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
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
MELT for a Healthy Back with Linda Rigell
Saturday, June 27th from 11:30am to 1:30pm // $35
Chronic back pain is exhausting and frustrating, and it can keep you from doing the things you love – or even get a good night’s sleep. No matter what brought on your back pain, you can learn how to help your body heal and rediscover pain-free living at any age.
MELT is a simple self-treatment technique that boosts your body’s ability to heal by calming your nervous system and rehydrating your connective tissue. Learn how to release the compression of your spine from your neck to your low back. Check out this MELT video clip!
Everyone who registers will receive a MELT for Low Back Pain self-treatment map, access to audio recording of this map and a soft ball to start MELTing your feet, the first step towards relieving back pain or to maintain a healthy back.
Art of Mindfulness: Creative Attunement
with Heather Beirmann
Sunday June 28th from 11:00am to 5:00pm
$140 (includes $20 material fee)
Sack lunch/cooler items from Sukhi kitchen available and encouraged
Experiment with art-as-meditation, and create a box or alter, using a variety of materials and found objects. We will use seated meditation and creative practice to attune to our inner experience and to create attentive connections with others and the world that surrounds us. We will use art to explore, deepen, and share our experience. Your sculptural work will be a record of your experience and will provide a lasting and tangible connection to the attunement process.
Bio: Heather Biermann is an Art Therapist in private practice, with degrees in Fine Art, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Art Therapy. Heather’s practice is influenced by her involvement in Zen meditation practice, and the emerging discipline of eco-art therapy. Heather shares her knowledge and enjoyment of natural materials and art making to encourage the emergence of deeper relationships between people and the natural world.
Awakening the Anahata – Transform Your Heart into a Diamond with Anand Mehrotra
Saturday, August 22nd from 11:00am to 6:00pm // See pricing below
According to the ancient wisdom teachings of yoga, the Anahata (heart) chakra is the most radiant center in the body. It is the diamond of all diamonds, though in many people it does not reach its full potential. In this immersion we will gather as a supportive, joyous community to clear away obstacles to our heart’s radiance. Through the practice of meditation, mantra, kriya, asana, and more, we will transform our hearts into brilliant diamonds.
Sattva Yoga, founded by Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra, is a holistic, ever-evolving yoga practice that incorporates asana, kriya, meditation, mantra, wisdom, and free movement to allow each student to experience radical aliveness and transformation. It is suitable for all sincere practitioners of all levels, regardless of ability or previous experience. This workshop will include a Sattva Yoga class as well as seated talks.
To learn more about Anand and Sattva Yoga, click here.
$115 if you register by July 15
$130 if you register between July 16 and August 15
$145 if you register between August 16 and August 21 Scholarships are available!
No registration will be available on the day – We anticipate this event will sell out, please register early to secure your spot.
Cost includes a vegan, gluten-free lunch provided onsite by Sukhi Kitchen.