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Breath Centered Viniyoga
Weekly Class, Thursdays at 10:00–11:15am (9:30-10:45am begins 9/12) at Cedar Sanctuary
With Sonia Weirich of One To One Yoga
Investment $25 (First class free & 5-class pass at $100. Limited to 8 participants and advance registration suggested.)
Save-your-spot: Email Sonia at email@example.com or call/text 206-422-1317
Yoga Nidra, a Guided Meditation
Constant mind chatter keeping you awake is no match for the healing experience of Yoga Nidra. An ancient practice, Yoga Nidra, is a guided meditative inquiry into the states of being, and what is beyond these states.
In an hour and a half group session, nothing is expected of you, no need to be a meditator, bendy, or even fit. You’ll be guided into a resting position while suggestions and prompts guide your mind into relaxation.
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4 Saturdays, Sept 7-28, 11am-12:30pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Sonia Weirich of One to One Yoga
Investment $100 for Series (limited to 12 participants)
Save-your-spot here or email Sonia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are looking to find more peace in your life or are ready to transcend the self altogether, this series will introduce you to the art of meditation as well as practices that will meet your intention. Over the course of four weeks, various types of meditation will be explored as will the stages of meditation. Physical movement, mindfulness and breath awareness, will be explored as preparation for meditation.
Each week you will go home with a practice to engage, and in the end you will have the tools to establish your own meditation practice. Meditation cushions and chairs will be provided.
Questions? Email Sonia at email@example.com
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High Frequency Meditation and Healing Sound Bath
Everything is Energy in motion…even those things that appear to be still. There is a vibration that permeates all things in nature, including the thoughts, feelings and emotions that course through us. When these streams of energy flowing through us are in harmony with nature, it is energy flowing at a high and beautiful frequency. But when those thoughts and emotions are not in sync with nature’s balanced rhythms, we find ourselves Feeling out of sync. The stresses and fast pace of life can create anxiousness, fear, depression, fatigue and even physical illness, these are feelings NOT in harmony with nature and the body suffers when exposed to them long term.
The healing benefits of sound are numerous and affect all levels of our being, body, mind and spirit. The high vibrations of the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls raise the vibrations of all the cells and tissues in the body, releasing stress, tension, discomfort and energy blockages that can cause us to feel anxious, heavy, sluggish, sad, worried, hopeless or depressed. Sound Healing is a wonderful, gentle, feel good way to come into balance and feel completely blissed and blessed.
You are invited to gather in circle and ceremony. As summer draws near to a close and the equinox is near, we use the energy in nature around us to harvest the dreams we have seeded and fertilized. We begin with a meditation in the magic of the forest at Cedar Sanctuary and then gather inside of beautiful Cedar Sanctuary for a healing and nurturing sound bath. Dawn will first guide you through some gentle movement to allow the body to release some of the stress and tension of the day. We will then come into a comfortable Savasana position to receive the healing vibrations and sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Giant Gong and various healing sound Tools.
About Dawn: As a yoga and meditation teacher, energy and sound healer, Dawn blends her love of teaching yoga with many years of studying alternative healing modalities. She guides clients and students to wake up their deeply rooted inner guidance system through Yoga, Reiki and Sound Healing. She has come to know that the body’s natural inclination is towards wellness, it is her passion to assist others in becoming aware of and removing the obstacles in the way of that movement.
Saturday, September 28, 6-9pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Potluck (Store-bought is aok!)
Amigas is a multicultural community of women who know that there is more that connects us than divides us. We connect to grow meaningful and enriching relationships, create a sense of belonging for everyone, and have fun together.
As we remember our strengths and reconnect with our vibrant selves and each other, we benefit both as individuals and the evolution of our planet as a whole. To quote female role model Mamma Gena, “The joy of life is not simply in serving oneself. The true joy of life is in being able to be a part of a larger community of service, taking one another higher.”
Amigas meets regularly at Cedar Sanctuary to surround each other with the support of sisterhood, community, connection, and inspiration. For more information contact Susan Creighton: firstname.lastname@example.org / 425.298.6428
Happy Guts Workshop
Back by popular request! With Kathleen Yow-Wells of Eastside Wellness Center
Saturday, October 5, 9am-1:30pm at Cedar Sanctuary (Sammamish, WA)
Investment $148 / Reserve your spot online here or email Info@eastsidewellnesscenter.com
The Happy Guts class is based on the practice of Chi Nei Tsang developed by Taoist monks in ancient China. Modern Chi Nei Tsang is abdominal organ massage meant to aid elimination & detoxification while building gut health and vitality, stabilize our emotions, and has a grounding effect on our well-being.
We live in a fast-paced stressful world. Fast food, prolonged sitting, and forever ‘to do’ lists, undigested ‘emotions’, and chemicals everywhere play havoc with our nervous and digestive systems. Overtime, our overall gut functioning, health and vitality are greatly affected. Gut function directly affects our basic levels of health, and we must become aware of ways we can maintain it ourselves.
During our time together, you will learn a deeper understanding of how the digestive system works, what can go wrong, and how to support your own digestive health through manual self-care techniques of belly work. We will learn and experience the power of breath, gut awareness, and purposeful abdominal self-touch to reduce tension, pain, and discomfort. You will learn a ‘your hands on your gut’ self-care routine for daily use. This can be wonderful for family members, young and elderly alike. Learning resources will be provided.
This self-care class by a licensed massage therapist is not meant as medical advice or as a substitute for medical care. please consult your health provider for advice on specific conditions. if you want to learn life-long tools to take care of and love your guts and diminish symptoms such as bloating or belly discomfort this class is for you.
Kathleen Yow-Wells, LMT has been practicing therapeutic bodywork since 1982. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, passion, and humor to her teachings. Kathleen loves to teach self-care techniques to help people build their own little black bags of healing techniques. email@example.com / www.eastsidewellnesscenter.com
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Ayurvedic Lifestyles Retreat (3 days)
Friday, October 11: 7-9pm
Saturday, October 12: 8:45am-5pm
Sunday, October 13: 9am-3:30pm
Tammy Steele of Fully Present Living
Investment: Special early bird pricing before Sept 10th is $345, price is $395 starting Sept 11th .
Reserve your spot at http://www.fullypresentliving.com/events/details/eventId/27
Based on the bestselling book “Perfect Health,” by Dr. Deepak Chopra, this retreat is led by Chopra Center Certified Instructor Tammy Steele who studied Ayurvedic practices at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Tammy is also Reiki Master and a professional certified holistic work/life flow Coach.
- Got stress?
- Are you experiencing sleepless nights?
- Do you have digestion or weight problems?
- Are you experiencing emotional turbulence?
- Do you have physical aches & pains?
These are all imbalances and stressors in life. You are inundated with 100’s of quick fix solutions and are probably overwhelmed with it all! You know if you don’t figure it out, you may end up with a serious health problem, but how can you figure out what will work for you? This 5-lesson course: The Chopra Center’s Perfect Health Program is a path to finding the answers.
You’ll find out how to reduce or eliminate the effects of stress. You’ll understand what foods help your body and which ones don’t. You’ll feel more emotionally and physically alive than you’ve felt in years! In addition to the great tools, techniques and knowledge that you’ll be gaining, you’ll also benefit from:
- Course workbook and handouts
- Sun Salutation Yoga training
- Meditation and breathing instruction
- Chopra Center gift
- Private Webpage for course handouts and materials
- Plus more – see course schedule info for details
(We hosted this program at Cedar Sanctuary in March 2019, and it was a fabulous and enriching experience! Inquire at WellnessConnects@outlook.com about cost for optional pampering stations before/after event, including Infrared Sauna, Biomat, Essential Oil Foot Baths, Massage Chair, Private Bodywork Session, Private Yoga Healing Session, or Private MELT Method Session.)
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Move Your Body. Dance Your Dance.
3rd-Thursdays 6:30-8pm at Cedar Sanctuary
(Program on-hold for summer and will resume 10/17)
Investment: $20 (limited to 10 participants and pre-registration required)
Contact Brenda Loukes to save-your-spot: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425. 435.9498
(Co-ed. No fitness or dance experience is necessary. Dance barefoot or wearing socks.)
We were born to move, and SoulDance is a safe and creative space to dance your dance ‘like nobody’s watching”. Dancing with no judgment of ‘right’ ways to move, this is a place for you to be you. To dance your soul with a freestyle movement experience that will light up your body, your smile, and your life. Come as you are.
“In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.”
Brenda Loukes-Johnson creates a juicy free-flowing journey for each SoulDance session using voice and soul-stirring music, while drawing on her experiences as a dance instructor, Kahuna transformational bodyworker, and holding space for creative Soulpainting programs.
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Seed of Potential Talisman Workshop
Titina van Hoorn of Soul Piece Jewelry
Investment: $225 (includes silver precious metal clay, chain and findings, plus craft supplies for the creative exploration process)
No previous jewelry making experience necessary!
Aging Brilliantly with MELT!
With Susan Creighton of Subundance Wellness at Cedar Sanctuary
Saturday, October 26 at 9:30-11am
Investment $30. Reserve your spot online here or contact Susan to pay by check/cash at class: WellnessConnects@outlook.com
Move and feel better. If you have just a few minutes a day to help yourself look good and feel fantastic, this simple self-treatment is for you. Using small MELT balls for hands and feet and a specialized soft foam roller for the body, you will learn easy techniques that you can do at home to improve joint mobility, posture, balance, and stability, while releasing neck, shoulder and back tension. Sound awesome? You bet!
Whether you’re an athlete or someone looking to move with greater ease, MELT is a proactive self-care approach to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. We will review an upper body release sequence, including neck, shoulder, arm, and upper back areas. Aaaah…
Bonus: Includes a MELT Facial to stimulate cells that produce collagen in your skin and restore natural hydration from the inside out!
Equipment: Provided for class use, and available for optional purchase by cash or check.
Wear: Comfy exercise wear such as layered tops, yoga pants or sweats, wearing socks or barefoot.
Sage Woman Weekend Immersion
Empowering the Peri Menopause and Menopausal Years
2 Days: Saturday & Sunday, November 2-3, 9am-5pm at Cedar Sanctuary
With Suzanne Silvermoon & Asmita Runge of Om & Ojas
Om & Ojas
Investment: $309 for early registration by 10/12 using code “Sage.” ($362 after 10/12)
As women prepare to navigate their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, they begin to recognize a time of huge transitions. Changes present themselves physically, emotionally and/or spiritually. Shifting hormones create physical changes, while shifting roles (empty nest, care of elderly parents) create mental, emotional and spiritual changes. For many, we experience a time of re-evaluation of life’s priorities such as jobs, relationships, living with purpose, being more creative or becoming more spiritual. While it is a challenging transitional time, when embraced, can become a very liberating and empowering stage of life: A time of awakening to our sacred authentic self.
We at Om & Ojas have created Sage Woman, a wellness program for women in their peri-menopausal and menopausal years. The teachings are rooted in ancient healing practices of Yoga and Ayurveda and supported by modern scientific research. The communities of women brought together through our program cultivate a life path of health, happiness and wholeness.
During our weekend immersion, we share:
- Practical and creative ways to create balance in women’s personal and professional lives
- Modern medical information about hormonal changes and effects of stress
- Ancient Ayurvedic perspectives on the menopausal transition in life
- Sage Woman Power Tools whereby they can then take an active role in their health and wellbeing
- Yoga asana and pranayama practices for meeting the challenges of menopausal symptoms
- Meditation practices for envisioning self as a Sage Woman.
- Practices to navigate the rite of passage from the Motherhood to the Master (Sage Woman) stage of life
- A deep sense of mutual connection and support to foster a sense of sacred sangha that the cohort of women in the program can draw from
- Ayurvedic inspired lunch each day
Register here for a fabulous deep inhale into the Sage Woman Retreat.
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REMEMBERING ME: An Introduction to Expressing Life’s Magic Through Story
Stay-tuned for when we reschedule this fabulous program!
Barbara Krauss of The Centre for Organic Yesipes
Everyone has a story… what is yours?
• When was the last time you stopped to take stock of your awesomeness? To pause and celebrate yourself and your journey?
• How often do you acknowledge yourself and the gifts that you have shared with others in the milestones of your life: the highs, the lows, and all points in between?
Imagine what it would feel like to grant yourself permission to rest, reflect and express yourself creatively. REMEMBERING ME is a three-hour experiential workshop when you get to dedicate an afternoon to remembering how remarkable you really are.
During our time together, you’ll have an opportunity to:
• Connect with a community of like-minded women, listening and deeply sharing from the heart.
• Experience meaningful insight through guided meditation, journaling, and potent conversations.
• Easily create a piece of art to express your story – no previous art experience needed.
• Express yourself in writing with effortlessness, ease, and joy…whether you’re a seasoned writer, or this is your first time writing a story about your life.
Create this time for yourself. Give yourself the gift of exploring the stories of your life and connecting the dots in your experiences and gifts!
Barbara Krauss is a STORYOGRAPHER. Her work is an organic blend of creating and writing stories, gathering stories of others, and giving them a voice. Combining her expertise in coaching/mentoring, inspirational teaching, motivational speaking and facilitating workshops, she powerfully holds space where creative engagement thrives. She is most alive when enraptured by the organic flow and freedom of immersion in creative expression, and invites others to join her in this realm.
More info: www.barbarakrauss.weebly.com / email@example.com
Relax & Renew
A mixed-modalities afternoon of necessary indulgences and modalities. Our most recent program included Aromatherapy, MELT Method, Gyrotonic, and a Gong Sound Bath. Heavenly! Schedule your own Relax & Renew Program.