Upcoming Events:

TWEEN THANKSGIVING GRATITUDE CLASS

Tuesday Nov 26 

4:30-5:30

A Special $10 drop in class for tweens and teens ages 9-13 with Lisa Flick!

Join us for Tween Yoga in January for a 4 part workshops series starting 1/7 every Tuesday 4:30-5:45!

Womb Healing Ritual

Dec 7th 4:15-6:30pm

$65/ Members get 10% off

For women who have experienced the loss of a child, by miscarriage or abortion, there often remains a profoundly deep wound for within the sacred womb is the seed of creation and the core of female power. For eons, women have held their wounds, their grief, their shame, buried far beneath the female image we portray to the world.  It is now time for women to embrace these wounds so that we may begin to heal not only ourselves but all women of past, present, and future. Our wounds are deep and varied. It is my calling to offer support for those women who are ready to heal from the loss of an unborn child by miscarriage or abortion. 

While our journeys are all unique, we as women all hold the seed of creation within our womb; and are thus, all connected as One. 

I invite you to join me in gathering together as women for healing the womb. We will create time and space to grieve our unborn children, to forgive ourselves, and to release our wounds. Together, we will rediscover our wholeness. 

Elena Salazar- Rev. Elena Salazar has been a business owner of a healing studio, and lived with indigenous Peruvian shamans, learning their way of healing. Elena works with an altar, ritual, meditation, prayer, intentions and loving respect for the earth, herself, others, and the spirit world. She has 22 years of experience in healing and energy work, 11 years coaching as an active participant, is a licensed Hypnotherapist and brings groups to Peru once a year. Rev. Salazar's passion is to heal the wounds that bind us and help her clients know that within us all, is pure love and light. Rev. Elena supports your transformation by removing the veil that obstructs your true authentic self. This is an active healing session, your participation is needed. Sessions are deeply personal, individualistic, and transformative. Her work is intuitive. She holds a safe space for you to move through what no longer serves you, for your highest good. She works through use of breath, journey/guided imagery, movement, ritual, energy balancing, and soul retrieval/ soul recovery, coming to a place of gratitude. Elena's works brings your body to a balanced and peaceful place which allows clarity to naturally arise in you. www.elenapsalazar.com

Breath and Mantra Workshop (donation based)

December 13, 2019

Join Claire Stetina on the harmonium and Mac Kenney II on the drum from 7-8:15pm for an evening of pranayama (breath exercises) and kirtan (yogic chanting) and mythology (stories from Ancient India and the yoga tradition).  This regular workshop is offered as a starting place to dive deeper into the traditions of yoga.  The practices of breath and chanting are potent tools to simultaneously settle the mind and yet awaken. This class is facilitated and themed through the lens and teachings of Bhakti Yoga, or yoga of the heart.  No experience necessary. This workshop is donation based (suggested $10-15) but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Mandala Vinyasa: Extended Class Series w/ Liza Higbee

December 14, 2019

4:15-6:15pm

 

Mandala: an integrated structure organized around a unifying center; loosely translated to mean “circle.” In Buddhist and Hindu traditions, mandalas are sacred geometric figures which represent wholeness, the universe, and our relationship to the infinite.

Vinyasa: linking breath and movement with awareness.Join Liza to slow down to human tempo and connect with sacred patterns of the infinite.

 

Mandala Vinyasa is movement in meditation, inspired by Buddhist and Hindu teachings. Traditional yoga postures are interwoven by transitions that guide you 360° around your mat. As you move through the mandala, your orientation in time and space changes. In the midst of this change, the invitation is to connect with and steady yourself from core center. As the mandala becomes familiar, you may drop into a deeply meditative state, restoring your ability to connect within and beyond yourself.

 

Dates:

Monthly!

December 14

January 11

Investment: $18 drop-ins and normal class packages/autopays apply!

Tea Ceremony

December 15, 2019

Sunday Mornings/ Once a Month

8-9am

 

Join Melissa McConnell and Gregory Meredith for a tea ceremony inspired by the elements—an act of devotion to Nature. Melissa and Gregory have been working with the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) for many years and honor the practice as one of their most cherished daily rituals. We will sit with the tea in silent mediation for many bowls to appreciate the fullness of the expression of the leaves. The practice will be an hour of silent sitting from start to finish, guided by the wisdom of the leaf. We will choose the perfect tea for the day’s energy. All the teas that we serve are grown with care and integrity. If you have been drawn to deepen your relationship with tea, this experience may act as an initiation to creating your own personal tea ceremony practice. Tea ceremony is a beautiful experience to share with community, and a perfect compliment to your yoga and meditation practice.

Investment: $15-25

Yoga Into The New Year: Bhakti, Intention and Flow

with Claire Stetina

Saturday January 4th, 12:30-3:00pm

$30 pre registration, $35 at the door, members save  10%

Join Claire Stetina for a new years workshop! The new year is an auspicious and important time in the yoga tradition. This is a special three hour workshop with themed vinyasa flow class, discussion and intention setting (san kalpa) from the perspective and traditions of Bhakti yoga (yoga of the heart), mantra (yogic chanting), philosophy and community. All Levels Welcome!

'Rise and Shine' Early Morning Class Series

with Brooke Wertz

 

January 7- March 10

Commit to 10 consecutive Tuesday mornings from 5:15-6:00 am. 

Investment $120  (members get 10% off)

Join Brooke Wertz for a special *early* morning yoga class series! Add dimension to your weekly exercise! This yoga series focuses on warming, awakening, & soft AM movement. The class series will build on flowing poses, weaving in new strengthening and opening poses at each class. Accessible for every body and experience. All welcome and encouraged.

*Attendees will also recieve 20% off any 5 or 10 class card (cannot be combined with any other discounts)

TWEEN YOGA at the Bellingham Yoga Collective

January 07, 2020

TWEEN YOGA: YOGA INTO THE NEW YEAR

 

A 4-week workshop series Ages 10-12

Tuesdays 4:30-5:45

Starting January 7th!

Jump into the New Year with all the tools you need to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength, and improve confidence. Classes will include physical poses, breath practice, and meditative relaxation in a supportive environment. Each session will also break down fundamentals and uncover strengths in both thoughtful and playful ways. This series will have an added 15-minute journaling component where we will explore ways to create healthy habits in the New Year. No experience is necessary.

Space is limited to 10 students.

$75 per 4-week session

Returning teens get 15% off for all future sessions!

Sign up in studio or online! Email lis315@gmail.com with questions.

Restorative Movement Class Series

Jan 18- March 21

Saturdays 8-9am

Join Caroline for an in-depth exploration of movement and body alignment. Discover which of your parts are doing all the work and which are no longer participating. In this workshop series, you will gain the tools to see how you actually move, so you can actively restore mobility, balance, and strength. Each class will also include context for moving outside the studio (like homework, but fun!) so you can incorporate your new skills into your everyday life. By adapting your daily movement habits, you can regain a structure capable of standing up to life’s demands.

 

 Trained as a Nutritious Movement® certified Restorative Exercise Specialist, Caroline’s work is grounded in an evolutionary biological perspective that the body functions optimally when experiencing natural movement—motions your body would make if you lived in nature. For more information, visit her site, thrivabilitymassage.com.

 

 

Investment:

10 classes for $120

or

choose any 5 classes for $70

 

Schedule: 1/18 feet, 1/25 legs, 2/1 core, 2/8 shoulders, 2/15 head and hands, 2/22 walk, 2/29 squat, 3/7 carry, 3/14 balance, 3/21 hang

Yin Yoga Training

A 50 Hour Immersion with Leah Adams

 

WEEKEND ONE
May 22nd, 23rd, 24th

WEEKEND TWO
June 12th, 13th, 14th

HOURS
Friday: Noon to 7:30p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11a.m. - 6:30p.m.

INVESTMENT: $944

Payment plans available. $350 deposit secures your space.

 

YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TOPICS:
Understanding the foundational concepts of yin, the origin of yin yoga, teaching methodology, the physical & energetic anatomy for the poses for the lower body, poses for the upper body, mindfulness meditation as an anchor in the yin practice, and ying/yang philosophy uncovering how traditional Chinese medicine meridian energetics can be drawn upon to enhance and balance energy.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
We welcome anyone who has a sincere interest to explore yin yoga, existing yoga teachers and other wellness professionals (body workers, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, osteopaths, physical therapists, etc.).

TRAINING STANDARDS AND INFORMATION:
Soma Yin Yoga follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics:

- Techniques, Training & Practice -
Key poses of yin for legs and torso (benefits, considerations & cautions, body types, modifications, variations, sequencing)
Weaving breath, meditation, mantra and mudra into a yin class

- Teaching Methodology -
Sequencing a yin class
Supporting the body with and without props
Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
Teaching styles
Student learning styles
Supporting students with discomfort, injuries, illness and pregnant women

- Physical & Energetic Anatomy -
Benefits of yin
Skeletal variation
Understand movements of major joints (hips, knees, ankles, spine, and shoulders)
Exploring sensation (tension, compression, opening, edges, discomfort, pain)
How to create your unique shape
Energy body – Eastern and Western perspectives

- Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics -
Origins of yin yoga
Difference and importance of yin and yang types of activity
Difference between Yin and Restorative Yoga
Applying foundational mindfulness practices to yin
Learning to listen
Art of relaxation

- Practicum -
As a student in this program, you will have many opportunities to practice teach; starting with individual poses and concepts, and working towards longer sequences as training progresses. If you are a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, this training can can count towards 50 hours of CEUs.

The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin.

In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.

PROGRAM HOURS
50 hours (45 contact, 5 homework),

AFTER GRADUATION:
You will receive a certificate of completion upon graduating. You may teach yin yoga if you are already a 200/300/500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and count 50 hours towards your continuing education units (CEUs). This program also counts as 50 Hours toward Bellingham Yoga Collective 'Advanced Studies' 300 Hour TT program towards RYT500 Credential.

 

Leah Adams is a yoga teacher trainer, meditation facilitator, and speaker grounded in ancient lineage and personal practice, integrating her unique blend of Yin yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic remedies, neuroscience and mindfulness. An early calling to holistic wellness rituals and the beauty of the natural world drew her path first to Ayurveda, then to an extensive array of Eastern practices and modalities. 

 

In 5000 + hours of ongoing study guided by some of the world’s most profound teachers, Leah’s lifelong curiosity and extensiveness of training reflect the depth of her devotion to practice. Her true intention is to share many possible paths to well-being and inner peace, through ancient wisdom, practical knowledge, and a graceful balance between body and heart-mind. www.leahadams.co

 

LEAH’S CAPACITIES

— Instructor, Yin Yoga  

— Certified NAMA Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor 

— Director of Education, Sanctuary 

— Educator, Corporate wellness

— Leader, Wellness and yoga workshops

— Facialist, Ayurvedic

— Student, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, and Dr. Claudia Welch

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