KIDS AND TEENS YOGA – SPRING SESSION
April 6th to June 12th // $100/10-Week Session, $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.
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An Evening of Journeying with Will Whitesmith
Friday, April 24th and May 8th from 7:15 to 9:00pm // Fee: $25
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.
Soul Food: Painting True & BodySinging with Deborah Milton
Saturday, April 25th from 1:00pm to 4:30pm // Fee $95 (includes all art materials)
Creative expression heals by allowing us to see that which we hadn’t seen before.
In this workshop we will honor our soul’s mystery and magnificence by painting intuitively with colorful poster paints on large pieces of brown paper. Deborah’s practice called BodySinging will help us unleash our creative expression. Laughter, compassion and spontaneity will guide us. By the time we say good-bye, we will have nourished our selves by painting images that are symbolic revelations of our imperfectly perfect and radiant Souls.
Deborah is an elder who‘s done “her work.” With a PhD in Human Development, she served as a psychotherapist early in her career. Since the early 1980’s, she’s been facilitating creative healing groups in wilderness settings and at her own Montana creativity center, Athanor Arts. Authentic and alive, she is a visionary artist, risk taker, mentor and compassionate being. She moved to Bainbridge Island in 2009.
**Please note** Participants register with Deborah: email@example.com or 206-780-9714
Meditation from the Traditions of Siddhas of South India with Roger Walco
10-Week Session on Tuesdays beginning April 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm // Fee: $210/10 Sessions
South India is home to the ancient yogic culture known as Siddhantha Yogam, or the “18 Siddhas Tradition.” The Siddhas have a unique, alchemical approach to yoga; more concerned with transforming of one’s self and physical world into a divine place, than escaping its clutches. It seems the Siddhas have more in common with their Taoist and Shamanic brothers in China and Tibet than the bulk of Hinduism at large.
The Siddhas were social, working people; not ascetics. They practiced yoga, pranayam, and meditation, did tantrik and alchemical practices, and are still working to uplift humanity to its full potential. They assert that Divinity is present in all people and all things-and that, by means of Yogic practices, this golden potential can be unlocked by all people, regardless of gender or social class. The techniques are not commonly taught in the West-or India, for that matter. When practiced correctly, they lead to powerful transformation and, ultimately, Self- and God-realization.
Roger will be presenting a series of techniques in 10 parts. Perfect for those seeking an authentic meditative Sadhana to accompany their hatha yoga practice. Also perfect for beginners. The class presents a diverse array of material: clearing and focusing the mind, visualization, symbolism, and successfully contacting inner wisdom and guidance. Each week, we’ll discuss last week’s techniques, learn new material, then practice / meditate on what we’ve learned.
Roger Walco is a mystic and yogi with many years of experience practicing Taoist and South Indian tantrik methods. He has been blessed to have been a close student to several very traditional teachers from the Orient, and has also studied (and now teaches) martial and healing arts, vedic astrology, vastu (indian feng shui), divination via the yijing, and shamanic/devotional practices.
Roger is a very traditional practitioner with a modern, heart-centered perspective. His teaching style brings the ancient methods alive, and he is an hilarious and irreverent story-teller. All the while somehow managing to be insightful and spiritual at the same time. Roger received his BSEE from MIT, studied Industrial Design at Art Center, and presently makes his living in the App development/digital media space. He is a gifted wood and metal-smith, and a craftsman of magical/yogic tools, such as yantras.
Align With Spring with Maria Cook
Sunday, April 26th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm // Fee: $30
Spring is a time of growth and change, as all the potential, stored as seeds over the winter, manifests into beautiful blossoms. Maria Cook, a Five Element Acupuncturist, and extraordinary teacher, will lead you through practices to align with the energy of spring and the Wood Element, including acupressure, energy medicine, guided meditation, qi gong, and other body/mind exercises. Harness the capacity of the Five Element system and Wood within you, to feel and be your best.
Maria Cook, an alternative healer for over 20 years, practices Five Element Acupuncture and many other modalities including Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, and massage therapy. She recently returned from a trip with Acupuncturist Without Borders where she was exposed to Oaxacan Traditional Medicine. Her love of nature is reflected in her healing work. She’s lived aboard boats, sailed extensively, and taught seamanship for Outward Bound. www.islandmassageandacupuncture.com
EFT Tapping Circle with Susan James
Saturday, May 2nd (and every first Saturday of the month) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm // Fee: $20 Suggested Donation (Punchcards Accepted)
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).
Honoring the Mother of Us All: Soul Motion & Painting True with Mara Lindbergh and Deborah Milton
Saturday, May 9th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm // Fee: $125 includes all art materials
Intuitively moving and painting provide wellsprings of creativity, nourishing wholesome mother love in all of us and giving radiance and vibrancy to our heads/hands and hearts. Painting True uses large pieces of paper and an array of poster paints expanding the playful possibilities of artful expression. Soul Motion grounds us, releasing expectations and supporting our creative expressing on the dance floor, the painting canvas and our everyday life. No experience required. Max 12 participants – register early to save your spot!
Max 12 participants. Register early to reserve your spot.
**Please note** Participants register with Deborah: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-780-9714
Yin-Yang Workshop: Two Part Series with Jenna McDonald
Tuesdays, May 19th and 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm // $89/2-part Series
If you liked Jenna’s classes, this is an opportunity to really get under your practice with lots of personal attention.
Dive into the origins of Taoist yoga and learn to truly balance your body while complimenting it with practical knowledge of 5 element theory.
This all levels workshop will be exploratory, posture based and give students the tools/alignments to bring more primal range of motion and fearlessness into their daily yoga experience.
Register now to reserve a space!! Maximum 12 people.
Master Class: Creative Intuitive Yoga with Meredith Holcomb
Sunday, May 31st from 11:00am to 1:00pm // Fee: $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!
Crystal Singing Bowl Workshop with Meredith Holcomb
Saturday, June 13th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm // Fee: $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.
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.