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Teen Pilates Series with Stephanie Dalton

Mondays through October 24th from 2:15 to 3:15pm // Cost $100 for 7-week session; $17 for Drop-in

This energizing series helps teens feel more strong and confident in their bodies. With a focus on posture, core strength, and flexibility, this upbeat class tones muscles, improves balance, encourages greater self-esteem, and enhances athletic performance while reducing the risk of injury.

Stephanie Dalton has been a health-and-fitness professional for 13 years. She’s a certified Pilates, Barre, and yoga instructor, and believes there’s a perfect “fit” for everyone. Known for her attention to form, Stephanie ensures that each student learns the modifications that align with their unique body for optimal wellbeing.

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Kids and Tween Yoga Series

12-Week Series through the week of December 12th

Tuesdays, 3:45 to 4:30pm – Yoga for the Special Child
Wednesdays, 3:45 to 4:45pm – Kids ages 5-9
Fridays, 3:45 to 4:45pm – Tween Girls

Cost: $145 for 12-week series, $130 for 10-class punchcard, $15 to drop-in

Yoga is a wonderful way for children to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. In addition, the ongoing practice of Yoga can help with concentration while developing a sense of calmness and wellbeing. Class will include postures (asanas), breathing and relaxation. We will tell stories with our bodies and use music, dance, chanting to lay a foundation for a lifelong Yoga practice. Children have the innate openness to understand the depth of yoga and it never ceases to amaze us how they are transformed by this practice.

Register here! (Scroll down to find appropriate class.)

Intro to Yoga: 4-Week Foundational Series with Berit Bergquist

Wednesdays, October 5th through October 26th from 7:00pm to 8:15pm 
Cost: $100 // 6 Participants Maximum 

This series will cover foundational yoga poses, focusing on teaching a safe and gentle practice to promote both flexibility and strength. In 040-1addition, we will cover other aspects of yoga including: breathing exercises, short meditation techniques, and the basics of yoga philosophy. This series is excellent for absolute beginners but also great for more experienced students who could benefit from a review of proper alignment and the depth of yoga beyond postures.

Berit is a certified Purna Yoga instructor at the 500-hour level.

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MELT Method Workshops with Linda Rigell

 Saturdays through October 15th from 11:30am to 1pm
Attend one or all!
*Cost: $120/All 4 sessions for full body care or $35/session

Using a SOFT Foam Roller and Small Soft Ball, you will learn how to:softballs

  • Increase your body sense and identify where you have stuck stress, a major cause of chronic aches and pains
  • Using a soft foam roller, relieve that stress and immediately notice the positive changes in alignment
  • Improve your balance
  • Safely relieve pain and stiffness in your own neck and low back.
  • Activate your own core strength (No ab crunches!)

October 1 – MELT Method Workshop for your Low Back

October 8 – MELT Method Workshop for your Upper Back, Shoulders and Neck

October 15 – Method Workshop for your Core – Find it and use it! No ab crunches!!!

*Includes your own soft ball, instructions and recordings for MELTing at home

Register here! Registration is limited to 10 people. Register up to two days before event. 

RESTART with Nicole Kraft

Mondays, September 26th to October 24th 
 11:00am to 12:30pm

Part nutritional education, part sugar detox, part support group — an empowering combination! The 5-week RESTART program is a simple, Nicole_250powerful way to give your body a vacation from having to process toxins like sugar. With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings.

Some benefits you can expect from this program are weight loss, increased energy, better sleep, boosted immune system, mental clarity and improved mood.

Week 1: How to prepare for your REAL FOOD sugar detox
Week 2: Your digestive check-in
Week 3: What sugar really does to your body
Week 4: The truth about FATS
Week 5: How to move forward and celebrate your success!

Testimonials for RESTART with Nicole:

“I feel great, have more energy, and am excited to adopt this as a new way of life. I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about making a commitment to healthier eating.” -Dana C.

“The RESTART® program was so simple, eye opening, delicious, motivating, supportive and educational. It has truly changed my life!”  -Kristen D.

Nicole Kraft is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and RESTART instructor with a mission to help families embrace a nutrient-dense, real food lifestyle. Additionally, Nicole guides clients living with autoimmune, digestive and other chronic conditions through an individually-designed nutritional protocol to support the body in finding balance again. A diverse background in Health Psychology, Nutrition and training in Therapeutic Special Diets for adults and children, all influence the way she works with clients. Private sessions are available on Mondays at Dayaalu in the Healing Cottage.

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Finding Balance through Autumn with Stephen Brown and Leah Adams

Sunday, October 9th from 2:00pm to 4:30pm // $35 pre-register / $40 at the door

Traditional wisdom has recognized since ancient times that our body, mind and spirit mirror the natural cycles of day and night, the tides, the phases of the moon and the seasons. Health and vitality can be cultivated when we harmonize our lifestyle with the rhythms of nature autumn_tree_17068457_by_stockproject1-d3aw9z9-1and maintain a dynamic balance of energy. It is our own energy that brings healing, vitality and emotional balance.

 Join acupuncturist Stephen Brown and Yin Yoga teacher Leah Adams to discover potent practices that support balancing the dynamic flow of Qi within meridian pathways. Learn practical tools to harmonize with Metal – the element of the Autumn Season, and restore your energy and balance the pace of modern living. This workshop is part of a series designed to guide you in creating radiant health.

Stephen Brown (EAMP) is an East Asian medicine practitioner and teacher of traditional exercise systems including sotai, yoga, taichi and chigung. Stephen teaches the transformative power of daily energy balancing and cultivation practices. Stephen trained in Japan and China and has over 30 years experience as an acupuncturist and bodyworker. He teaches widely in the US and abroad. He is also a faculty of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine.

Leah Adams (RYT) believes that every choice, every day, in every way, can bring more vitality and mind-body balance into our lives. Leah is a student of the Insight Yoga Institute, and has 1000 cumulative hours of training with Master Teachers including Yin Yoga teacher trainings with Sarah Powers and Bernie Clark. Leah incorporates teachings from Ayurveda, Meditation, East Asian Meridian Theory, Western Science, and Nature into her classes.

Preregistration is encouraged and can be done online by clicking here!

Connections Yoga Therapy Group with Sue Steindorf and Michele Rizza

Tuesdays, October 25th from December 13th from 6:45pm to 9:00pm
$325

Bring balance and joy to your life and relationships. Through ancient and modern practices, we will harness the wisdom of the body and the sueresizedstrength 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 Micheleothers 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.

For questions, please contact Sue Steindorf by email sue@dayaalu.com or phone 206 499-4728

Facilitators: Sue Steindorf, Physical Therapist and Licensed Yoga Instructor Michele Rizza, Registered Yoga Teacher and Registered Nurse

Register here! Space is limited.

An Evening of Journeying with Will Whitesmith

First Friday of the Month beginning November 4th // 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 Will Whitesmithintroduced 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.

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Singing for Women (Who Think They Can’t Sing) with Zarifah Spain

Mondays, November 7th through December 19th, 5:00 – 6:00pm // Cost: $140

No one is tone deaf! If you’ve missed out on the joy of singing because you “just can’t carry a tune,” this class is for you. We will use simple exercises in listening, breathing, and vocal production to help you learn to sing freely, confidently, and in tune! Classes are small and supportive, with lots of individual attention. Maximum 6 students.

Zarifah Spain brings over 35 years of voice study, choral singing, and music teaching to her instruction of beginning singers. She guides her students from a place of heart and deep listening, offering the encouragement and tools to allow them to develop confidence in their own voices and experience the joy of singing. Her primary teachers and musical influences include voice teacher Carolyn Lewis, formerly of the San Francisco Opera; composer and choir director, W. A. Mathieu, author of The Listening Book: Discovering Your Own Music; East Indian raga singer and teacher, Shabda Kahn, disciple of the renowned raga singer, Pandit Pran Nath; and Diane Retallack, long-time director of the Eugene Concert Choir.

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Women Singing (For the Joy of it) with Zarifah Spain

Mondays, November 7th through December 19th, 6:00 – 7:00pm // Cost: $140

Vocal instruction and group singing for anyone with basic ability to sing on pitch. We will develop skills to build range, tone quality, and harmonizing, and learn simple songs, chants, and rounds. Note-reading not required

Zarifah Spain brings over 35 years of voice study, choral singing, and music teaching to her instruction of beginning singers. She guides her students from a place of heart and deep listening, offering the encouragement and tools to allow them to develop confidence in their own voices and experience the joy of singing. Her primary teachers and musical influences include voice teacher Carolyn Lewis, formerly of the San Francisco Opera; composer and choir director, W. A. Mathieu, author of The Listening Book: Discovering Your Own Music; East Indian raga singer and teacher, Shabda Kahn, disciple of the renowned raga singer, Pandit Pran Nath; and Diane Retallack, long-time director of the Eugene Concert Choir.

Yatri: Yoga for Emotional Healing with Reema Datta

Thursday: 7:00-9:00 pm – Class open $25 (Included in 30-hour training)
Friday: 10:30am – 8:30pm,  Saturday: 10:30am – 8:30pm,  Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: $595 + $75 for meals & snacks provided by Quince Blossom Kitchen

Reema Datta returns to Dayaalu to teach her profound and powerful yoga training designed to transform destructive thought-patterns and emotions through asana, meditation and wisdom teachings.

Link here to watch Reema’s introduction to Yatri: Yoga for Emotional Healing

What can you do when the mind is clouded and you are overcome with emotions such as sadness, anger, anxiety, jealousy, loneliness or attachment?

The purpose of this training is to remove kleshas, a Sanskrit word meaning “thoughts and emotions that disturb the mind.” Learn wisdom teachings and sequences of asana, meditation and pranayama rooted in classical Tibetan and Indian Yoga designed to counter the major kleshas, loosen physical knots in the body and create a platform within for vibrant mental and physical health & emotional healing.

Establishing a strong mind-body connection is foremost in creating balance within. As you understand how to nurture your mind and body to overcome destructive emotions, you will have more joy and love to give to others.

This program does not involve the suppression of emotions. Rather, you learn to be with what arises in the moment and have a constructive experience of emotions.

In this training, you will experience:

• Specific meditations and asana sequences to move through anger, attachments, depression and anxiety.
• Contemporary teachings on emotional balance designed by the Dalai Lama and leading psychologists.
• The art of using meditation & asana to move the inner winds & end harmful thought-patterns.

Read what Reema’s students from Bainbridge Island have to say about Yoga for Emotional Healing:

“Reema’s blend of asana, mantra, pranayama, didactic teaching and experiential psycho-spiritual exercises was amazing. With grace, humor and brilliance, she led us articulately and humbly down the path to a wonderful circle of sacred sharing, healing and blissful connection.” – Maria Cook

“I have finally found a yoga teacher who is rooted in the lineage, versed in the knowledge, experienced in the practice and humble enough to relate to. Now, and only now, I can dedicate myself to this rich tradition.” -Liza Pascal

Link here for video testimonials. 

Yoga for Emotional Healing is a 30-Hour Training //CE applicable // Suitable for All Levels. Reema will be offering her entire 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training at Dayaalu starting in Jan, 2017.

About Reema Datta: Reema is an Indian-American Yogini, Mother, Author and Singer. She graduated from Vassar college and The London School of Economics with degrees in International Relations and worked for the United Nations in New York City. Upon completion of fieldwork focusing on women’s empowerment in seven villages in North India, Reema solidified her approach that empowerment must begin in each individual’s mind.

Born into a family of yogis, Reema dove back to her roots and since 2002, has been studying and teaching Yoga and Ayurveda full-time. She is a certified Ayurvedic therapist and holds Yoga teaching certificates in classical Indian and Tibetan Yoga.

Reema has served as a guest lecturer and teacher in wellness centers throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Her students include Sting, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Chris Botti and Zainab Salbi. Carrying lineages of Vedanta and Tibetan Buddhism, her classes are a masterful blend of movement, meditation, philosophy and healing.

Visit www.reemadatta.com to learn more about Reema including her books, albums and blog.