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Restorative Yoga with Crystal Singing Bowls with Kym Detwiler

Saturday, November 15th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm // Fee: $30/person or $50 for two if you bring a friendrestorebowl 

Join your instructor Kym Detwiler-O’Reilly as she guides you into a gentle restorative practice to relax, restore and renew the mind and body. This class is suitable for all levels. Props are used to help support the body while in the poses. Sound waves from the crystal bowls can influence our over all well-being creating inner harmony and ease in the body. The use of aromatherapy with therapeutic grade essential oils will be offered during this practice.  Space is limited – advance registration is highly recommended. Click here to register.

Flourish: Women’s Creative Soul Support with Deborah Milton

DeborahMilton250Five consecutive Monday mornings from November 17th to December 15th from 9:30am to 11:30am // Fee: $165

In this five session series, we will take a healing journey to Self by making visual journals and luminous mandalas, “body singing” and being nurtured by the power of group synergy. Personal mythology, feminine principles, and the mysteries of the cosmos will be our guideposts along the way.  Join us for a life-affirming pilgrimage without leaving “the rock”.

Sign ups through Deborah: deborahmltn@gmail.com or call 206-780-9714.

About Deborah: Deborah Milton is an elder who has done “her work”.  Authentic and alive, she is a visionary artist, risk taker, mentor, and compassionate  being who’s facilitated creative healing groups since the 1970′s. To learn more: deborahmiltonartist.com and awakeningstorylines.com  Witness the power of art to heal in Deborah’s video by clicking here.

Winter Solstice 108 Sun Salutations with Island Kirtan

Sunday, December 21st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm // Fee: Regular Class PricesFeaturedSun_heartless-550x326-1

It is starting to feel like winter 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 winter 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! Click here to sign up!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Series with Cezanne Allen

Tuesday evenings beginning January 6th to March 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30pm and Full Day Retreat on Saturday, February 21st from 11:00am to 6:00pm // Fee: $350

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction uses meditation, reflective inquiry, mindful yoga and movement as a means to cultivate your natural capacity for mindfulness.  Through your own cezanne-allenexperience, 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 instructions include sitting meditation, body scan meditation, yoga/mindful movement, walking meditation, eating meditation, mindful dialogue and more.

The 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. Ready to learn for yourself what the buzz about the benefits of mindfulness are all about? Click here to register!

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