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Mindful Movement Yoga

Weekly Class, Thursdays at 9:30-10:45am 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 onetooneyoga@gmail.com or call/text 206-422-1317

Explore Meditation

First-Thursdays, 8:15am-9:15am at Cedar Sanctuary
Sonia Weirich of One to One Yoga
Investment $25 (limited to 12 participants)
Save-your-spot here or email Sonia at onetooneyoga@gmail.com

Whether you would like to start a meditation practice or would like to deepen a current meditation practice, this monthly class will give you the opportunity to explore meditation in a supportive and nurturing setting. Gentle instruction will be given to guide you into a state of relaxation, cues given to keep you engaged in and deepen the meditation process, and guidance given to maintain your meditative state as you continue on with your day. Meditation cushions and chairs will be provided.

 

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SoulDance

Move Your Body. Dance Your Dance.
3rd-Thursdays 6:30-8pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Investment: $20 (limited to 10 participants and pre-registration required)
Contact Brenda Loukes to save-your-spot: bloukesb@gmail.com 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.”
-Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

 

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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Yoga Nidra, a Guided Meditation

Last Fridays Monthly, 6:30pm-8:00pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Sonia Weirich of One To One Yoga
Investment $25. Space is limited and reservations required.
Email Sonia at onetooneyoga@gmail.com
or reserve your spot here:
October 25
November 29
December (skipping this month!)
January 31
 

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.

What to bring: Please dress comfortably and bring a pillow for your head while lying in Savasana.

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Movement Medicine 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.

Moving Through Menopause

Saturday, October 26, 1-2:30pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Jennifer Soames of Santosha Bodywork|
Investment $30 (limited to 10 participants). Reserve you spot here (scroll all the way to bottom of listings)

 

Just as adolescence brought about dramatic change to your body and life, so does menopause. Beyond night sweats and hot flashes, menopause brings a shift in purpose and understanding of your Self. In this special yoga class, you will reconnect with your body and spirit, set an intention for this season of your life, and move forward with greater resilience and peace while surrounded in sisterhood.

The class includes guided meditation, Yoga Nidra (guided awareness practice), and gentle movement suitable for all levels of yoga experience. Beginners are welcome. Pre-requisite: ability to get down to and up from the floor.

You’re invited to join us for tea, conversation, and connection after class.

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Embody Music Concert with James Howard

Saturday, November 2, 7-9pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Investment:Donations warmly welcomed at event (cash/check, please). Limited seating- save your spot now via complimentary online registration here or email Susan Creighton at WellnessConnects@outlook.com

Award winning guitarist and singer/songwriter James Howard brings his acoustic guitar-voice solo concert to Cedar Sanctuary!

James inspires his audience with his emotive charismatic style, shape shifting his singing voice from sexy crooner, to blues shouter, to indigenous wailer. Whether he is singing a cover or jamming on an original tune, it’s his unique style of delivery that captures the ear and eye, transcending the song itself. As James embodies his music, we want to embody Cedar Sanctuary with the people who are supposed to come together to experience this vocal sound bath concert.

www.jameshowardmusic.com

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Kahuna Bodywork Training for Licensed Massage Therapists

With Brenda Loukes Johnson LMP of AlohaFLOW at Cedar Sanctuary
Thursday, 11/7 1-4pm
Friday 11/8 8:30am-5pm
Saturday 11/9 8:30am-5pm
Sunday 11/10 8:30-4pm
Investment (limited to 8 participants): $530 / Earlybird $495 (if paid in full before 15 October 2019)
Contact Brenda to reserve your spot at Brenda@alohaflow.net or 425.435.9498

Kahuna bodywork is often called the “dance of breath and life from the heart”. This heart-centered form of massage uses loving touch, dynamic music, movement and breath to unblock stuck energy in the body, to create more flow in your body and your life. It will take you on a journey and can facilitate real and lasting change on a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual level.

Also called ‘Temple Style Lomi’, Kahuna is always practiced in the spirit of aloha, with deep respect for both giver and receiver.

Learning Kahuna bodywork is an ongoing journey and an art that is mastered over time. A Kahuna Bodywork Level 1 Training Retreat is a gentle beginning, a first step towards greater connection, joy, balance, openness, love, wellbeing and authentically living a life with more aloha. The work is taught in a relaxed, supportive style and infused with joy and play.

On Level 1 we will:

  • Do gentle and healing stretching each morning
  • Dave delicious shared meals to satisfy body and soul
  • Get connection to nature, silent walks in the woods
  • Have fun and laughter
  • Listen to beautiful music
  • Connect new people, forge new friendships
  • Give and receive massage
  • Do meditations for balance and peace of mind
  • Recharge your battery and reignite your passion and enthusiasm for your life

You will learn:

  • How to give a Kahuna massage on the back of the body focusing on the back, shoulders, head, neck and feet
  • Joint rotations for health and wellbeing
  • Correct use of energy and posture during a massage session to stay vibrant and healthy as a therapist
  • Breathwork to release stuck energy in yourself and your clients
  • Tools to access your real power and potential
  • Powerful techniques to break unhealthy habits and create new habits
  • About yourself, your belief systems, habitual patterns and how they affect your life
  • Special movement forms to balance and align body, mind and soul
  • How to build and maintain abundant vital energy (mana)
  • How to bring simple meditative movement and flow back into your daily life

    About Brenda: I believe that only when we come home to being in our bodies, and connect to the whisperings of our souls, can we live truly creative, authentic and wholehearted, heart-centered lives. My journey with Kahuna has softened my hard edges, and helped me to live with more ease, creativity, joy and gentleness, so that I can be a better functioning human being, contributing to the greater good.

    I teach Kahuna Bodywork as it was taught to me by Anthea Hardwick of the Aloha Life Centre, in South Africa. She teaches the style of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi that was introduced to the global mainstream by Hawaiian Kahuna, Abraham Kawai’i.

    Among many other roles in my life, I have been a Kahuna practitioner for nine years in my homeland, South Africa, and was initiated into teaching this work in 2013. I love sharing this sacred, beautiful heart-centered form of bodywork, as a way to heal myself, and to spread more love, aloha and healing in the world. I love that it is possible to heal with less words, through loving touch.

    After living in Johannesburg for 50 years of my life, I am now lucky enough to be living in the Seattle area, surrounded by all this incredible beauty and abundant nature, so close to Hawaii. I look forward to journeying with you. The Kahuna journey is an extraordinary and exquisite, life-enhancing experience.

Contact Brenda for more info, or to reserve your spot: Brenda@alohaflow.net

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Cacao Ceremony and Sound Bath
With Dawn Little Torres of Dakini Healing
Sunday, November 17, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Investment: $40 in-advance / $45 day-of (limited spaces and must pre-register)
(This program sold out quickly last time, please Register ASAP here to insure your spot. Join mailing list for monthly program updates here.)

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.  

You are invited to gather in circle and ceremony, beginning with a sacred Cacao Ceremony, to invite us deeper into the energy of the heart.  Dawn will then 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.

Please bring anything that will make your experience more enjoyable, such as blanket, pillow, eye pillow, etc.  Dress in cozy layers.

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. www.dakinihealing.com

 

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Winter Solstice Ocean of AUM
With Suzanne Silvermoon of Indigo Lotus Yoga
Saturday, December 21, 7-9pm at Cedar Sanctuary
Investment: Donations warmly welcomed at event (cash/check, please). Limited seating- save your spot now via complimentary online registration here or email Susan Creighton at WellnessConnects@outlook.com

 
On the longest night we gather in community to sit with the darkness and sow seeds of intention through the collective vibration of Chanting AUM.  Winter Solstice inspires our hearts as we align with its precipice moment of quivering potential. The potency of our individual dreams and intentions are amplified by our collective energy, love and creative force as we speak our vision into the swirling night.  Join us in ceremony as we envision our futures filled with spiritual awakening, peace and light.  

 

Please bring:
A sacred object that represents something you wish to nurture during the coming year to place on our altar for the evening.
A candle in a safe container.

 

What to expect:
7:00 pm Casual social time over tea and light refreshments
7:30 pm Gather around the altar to begin our ceremony; place items on the altar and share our intentions (either verbally, written or both)
8:00 pm Begin an hour long chanting of AUM accompanied by live music

Amigas

Stay-tuned for next date 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: susan333@live.com / 425.298.6428

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.

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