Join herbalist and yoga teacher, Angelique Raptakis for an exploration of the connection between plant energetics and yoga. Each class will introduce one plant, a sample of the plant medicine, and a yoga practice to experience the energetic qualities of that plant. Each class begins and ends with a plant spirit meditation, providing the students a chance to connect to the spirit of the plant while sipping on an herbal tea or tincture, experiencing through taste, touch, and smell.
With the disruption that
currently surrounds us, it’s easy to feel stressed and
overwhelmed. Yoga Nidra, a
guided meditative practice, can help you find a source of internal
stability and resilience. It can ease tension and fatigue, calm the
nervous system, and restore energy.
In this workshop you’ll:
- Learn centering and relaxation techniques
- Practice gentle asana stretches for joints and muscles
- Explore yoga breathing techniques
- Be guided through a complete Yoga Nidra practice.
Yoga Nidra is practiced in a comfortable lying or seated position. No prior experience needed — everyone welcome.
Summer 2022 dates:
July 31, August 28 5:00-6:00pm
The roots of yoga run deep. The more familiar physical practices are an opportunity to move and practice from our center. In actuality, the tools of yoga provide a broader philosophical perspective into the nature of the universe, self, mind and even spirit.
Come join Joe Miller for a deep dive and playful exploration of how the Sutras of Patanjali, the seminal text of hatha yoga, line up with modern psychology and can provide a new persepctive for understanding our place in the world. We’ll look at the big picture of the Sutras and various interpretations of the text. Then we’ll dive deeper. The first section of the Sutras offers a very succint description of the nature of the universe and mind. The second dives into the tools that give us direct access to the tools of enlightenment, liberation, and freedom. In this workshop, we’ll explore both these avenues with discussion, meditation, and light movement.
August 21 | 2:00-4:30pm | HYBRID | $45
Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Johanna Olivas
A cacao ceremony is a sacred space to go deep within your heart. Through guided breathwork and meditation, Johanna will take you on an inward journey to uncover what the body can reveal to you about stuck emotions, energy and patterns that play out in the mind and in your everyday interactions and relationships. During a cacao ceremony we create the sacred container where you can examine all of these things and gently release them from the body and your energetic field.
The Cacao Ceremony will be 90 minutes long and will incorporate sound healing to help alchemize the subtle energetic transformations that happen when working with the power of ceremonial grade cacao and vibrational sound healing. Johanna will play a variety of instruments to help you integrate the wisdom from your body and the cacao.
Cacao has been a sacred part of the cultures of Central and South America for at least 3,000 years. Cacao is rich in antioxidants, minerals, theobromine and mood regulating neurotransmitters. As a plant medicine, it is considered to be the ultimate heart opener and a meditative aid. The stimulant effects of cacao are various, from being a soft, durable energiser to an enhancer for happiness, pleasure and motivation. A true gift for heart, body & mind.
Cacao is a sacred, powerful plant medicine that has been used for thousands of years in ancient South and Central American tribes for medicinal, spiritual and ceremonial purposes. Cacao is a true heart opener and gentle in a way that she lets YOU decide if you are ready to let go and move deeper and deeper into your divine callings in this lifetime.
September 10 | 5 - 6:30p | In-person | $45
As we know all too well, fear of the unknown can exacerbate symptoms of stress or trigger panic attacks, especially in people who might be prone to them. Let’s stop for a bit and reconnect with ourselves and one another. This workshop includes discussion, healing poses, appropriate readings, and breathwork. Everything discussed in the workshop is always confidential. All levels are welcome. Poses will mainly be restorative.
Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200, is a graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training Program. She received additional certification to teach yoga to survivors of trauma, restorative yoga, and yoga for brain longevity. She teaches specialized yoga to people with injuries, survivors of abuse, individuals with dementia, and caregivers.
Sunday, September 11, 2022 | IN PERSON | 2-5 pm | $30, includes materials for vision boards