What’s coming up at the studios?

Let us know if you have any questions about these upcoming workshops:

Living Simply with the Seasons:  Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Fall with Sona Buchanan

Adjusting our routines and lifestyle choices with the changing seasons is the simplest way to maintain our well-being. Fall is a time of transition that calls for warming, grounding, nourishment and routine. Through the healing systems of Yoga and Ayurveda, we will  explore various ways to help you rediscover your body’s innate wisdom.

In this workshop, Sona will share what inspires her seasonal rhythms and guide you through simple but effective daily rituals that will help to awaken balance within you all the way through the holiday season. Your afternoon will include two balancing yoga  practices: a slow, grounding flow easing into a blend of yin/restorative poses and a deep relaxation–a healing balm for the soul that will leave you with a lasting calm. Gentle assists and aromatherapy will be incorporated so you feel nurtured and replenished.

What to bring: Socks, layers, eye pillow and a journal. All levels are welcome!

 

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00PM
Cost: $40, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio

Yin Yoga with Sound Bath

with Shari Larson and Sara Corbishley

This nurturing Yin Yoga practice with Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls offers you the opportunity to drop in, sit with what comes up and move through what you are ready and willing to honor and see.  Students can expect long holds practiced in seated or prone positions utilizing bolsters, blankets and blocks for ultimate support and   physical release.

You will utilize the breath to calm the nervous system and mind. Yin can facilitate a healing cycle of receiving and releasing.  The frequency of singing bowls creates a     setting for self reflection, muscular tension release and experiential processing.

Sara Corbishley is a Sound Healing Practitioner who is also certified as a 500 RYT, Y12SR   teacher, Transformation Meditation teacher, Usui Shiki Ryoho practitioner and is an ordained minister. Recognizing the call to study and work with healing modalities for her own healing from chronic PTS, she has found sound and yoga to be a powerful combination for self         empowerment, growth and processing and is honored and grateful to offer these practices in the South Sound. You can find more information on her and her offerings at www.BlissResonates.com.

Shari Larson is an 200 RYT with additional training in Yin Yoga, certified by Bernie Clark. Sarah Powers and Pamela Chang.  She honors that all bodies are unique and each person’s experience is their own.

 

Date: Sunday, October 28th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30PM
Cost: $40, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio

Journeying With Grief

The dance of life finds its beginnings in grief……Here a completely new way of living is revealed. It is the way in which pain can be embraced, not out of a desire to suffer, but in the knowledge that something new will be born in the pain.” – Henri Nouwen

 Oftentimes, grief can appear so enormous and overwhelming that we do all we can to hold it out. It can also be a deeply isolating experience, and none of us can truly know the true nature of grief each other carries. Consider, though, that when we create a strong enough container within ourselves and our community, we can actually let grief flow.  Consider too that, though we cannot do much to alleviate the grief of another, we can walk with each other on parallel paths through grief.

In this 5-week series, we will practice just that–supporting and nourishing each other in entering into our own places of grief with courage, kindness, self-acceptance and connection to deeper resources. Weekly gatherings will be a mixture of meditation, gentle movement, readings, journaling, creativity, singing, interspiritual prayer and conversation. You will not be asked or required to share any details of your particular experience of grief or loss; however you will have the option to share in general about your experience and how you are processing.

Please note: this is not a replacement for psychotherapy or medical treatment.

 Space is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. 2 Half Price Scholarships available.

 

Date: Sundays, Nov 11th – Dec 16th (no class Nov 25th)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM
Cost: $125, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio