Join Doris Pasteleur Hall as we explore the cavity called the ribcage through breath and gentle movements. The ribcage must move, change shape, and create volume. As we come to understand our ribcage from a three dimensional perspective, we can change the way we breathe.
Join Crystal Cymablogy at Barefoot Living Arts for a sound journey to celebrate and honor the Fall Equinox. Please be prepared to find a comfortable position to journey in. We would encourage you to lie on the floor so bring all items to make yourself comfortable. (If you are a practiced in meditation you may be able to sit for this.)
Join Dr. Tanvi Gandhi and Kris Healy for this restorative workshop.
As the leaves begin to fall, support your health with seasonal self-healing practices and the deep restorative practice of Yoga Nidra. This workshop will include:
- Fall tea ceremony with self-healing intention setting
- Yoga nidra to deepen the intention for self healing
- Health tips and practices to stay healthy in autumn
- Self marma/acupressure techniques for lung and large intestine organs
- Closing meditation
Join Cynthia and Rick on this full harvest moon journey to share the fruits of all you have planted this Summer of expansion and growth. Please be prepared to find a comfortable position to journey in. We would encourage you to lie on the floor so bring all items to make yourself comfortable. (If you are a practiced in meditation you may be able to sit for this.)
Sheng Zhen Healing Practice is a restorative medical form that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. Sheng Zhen Healing Practice is an integration of healing traditions, using the power of Nature to heal oneself. What is the essence of the practice? The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.
The practice of Heaven Nature Practice gifts the practitioner with the experience of the sacredness of one’s body. The grace that is developed in the practice is simply a reflection of the true nature of the human Heart which is full of compassion and innate goodness. As the qi flows through the body through the practice, little by little, it does its work of opening the Heart of the practitioner, releasing the blockages, dissolve physical and emotional pain. Enjoy the graceful standing movements and see your body as a boat carrying you on a journey of discovering the meaning and joy of life.
When the Heart is open, it possesses the qualities of willingness and suppleness, of having a natural sense of wonder and freedom from fear. As these qualities grow and develop, as the heart opens, one can return to the origin, to breathe the original breath and become one with the pulse of the universe. This meditation has the power to achieve this. When the soul is awakened, one’s life becomes inspired, and doubt and worry cease to exist. The burden of life becomes non-existent as in a newborn child.
Join us for this two hour workshop as we learn and practice Gathering Qi and Awakening the Soul, two forms of Sheng Zhen Meditation.
Join Cynthia and Rick on June 9th at 6pm as we head toward the new moon and embrace the energies of change with Uranus entering Taurus for the next few years the time is ripe for us to plant new seeds in the energies of Divine Feminine grounded in the Divine Masculine. The focus for this concert/journey will be grounding our DNA in new ideas and ways of being as we have dismantled much of our old patterning over the last few years (since 2010). This may have left us feeling groundless, unsure and a little scared. Lets gather and form a circle of community committed to honoring each other, the planet, nature and all in the seen and unseen realms of being, creating a resonant field of coherence with our hearts.
Join Renk Kocturk for an introductory class to Exploring Meditation, a summer program for middle schoolers.
When we hear the word “meditation” we immediately think of sitting cross-legged with our eyes closed. However, there are so many other ways to meditate. In this 5-day summer program we will empower teens on their journey to find inner peace, happiness, and creativity. By incorporating yoga, movement, writing, arts & crafts, nature walks, and so much more, participants will explore what meditation can be for them and learn tools to use throughout their school year, all the while having fun! Each day we will be exploring different types of meditations, helping each student to discover his or her personalized mindfulness practice.
Gratitude. Sound Healing. Yoga. Three poignant and life-changing, yet sensible, practices that impact healing on all levels. Join holistic healers Joy and Kelvin for a special class for no special reason other than to make space for deep healing and community building.
$30 Pre-register, $35 at the door.
Kelvin Young is a Sound Practitioner and Owner of Sacred Sound Healing, LLC. He has presented around the country in diverse settings, including Yoga Reaches Out, Newtown Yoga Festival, Indie Yoga in San Francisco, CA, Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, yoga studios, retreat centers, conferences, colleges, prisons, addiction treatment centers, psychiatric inpatient units at state hospitals and mental health agencies. www.sacredsoundenergyhealing.com
Joy Herbst is a holistic nurse practitioner, and empowered recovery guide. In her private practice, Purnima Women's Health, she provides integrative mental health care and recovery coaching for women who struggle with depression, anxiety and problem drinking, She moderates weekly Women for Sobriety meetings and Yoga of Recovery classes. www.JoyHerbst.com
Meet Master Li Junfeng
Master Li achieved international fame as a popular film actor, action director, and the coach of the Beijing Wushu team. At the height of his career his success brought him into contact with a spiritual master who taught him a simple but profound meditation technique, the Union of Three Hearts. His meditation practice subsequently led to a life-changing epiphany that planted the seeds of Sheng Zhen Meditation in his heart, and he left China to spread this message of Unconditional Love throughout the world.
Master Li is one of the true living masters of our time. He is the driving force behind bringing Sheng Zhen Meditations, practices of Unconditional Love, into the world. His life is a testament to the value of practicing this system. Master Li travels internationally to train and certify Sheng Zhen Meditation teachers, and to practice or simply spend time with his students. In doing so, he shares his passion, wisdom, humor and love, so that others can also experience the profound joy that permeates his entire being.
Master Li conducts workshops and teacher trainings in countries including Canada, the United States, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Latvia, Israel, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines, among others. When he's not traveling, he is based in Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches Sheng Zhen Meditation workshops.
Master Li’s goal is a world suffused with Unconditional Love, in which every person truly loves their neighbor as if they were family. He believes that the practice of Sheng Zhen Meditation is the key to achieving this vision. With regular practice, one comes to experience a Sheng Zhen state: a life steeped in Unconditional Love.
Everything about Master Li emanates a deep and profound love – his kindness, compassion, his joie de vivre, and his seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm. His heart is as big as the ocean he speaks of in Sheng Zhen teachings – the Divine Ocean that all spiritual seekers strive to reach. To be in his company is an honor and a gift. He lives by the same principles he teaches, and his spirit is radiant. Many who meet him are deeply moved by his presence and return from trainings feeling renewed and transformed.
During this workshop we will sip cacao together, meditate and set intentions to heal our hearts as we welcome abundance of wellness and growth with this spring season. We will discuss self care techniques for gentle cleanse during spring using Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mayan, and Ayurveda Wisdom. There will also be a discussion of seasonal Foods/herbs that support Spring Health and Wellness Marma (Ayurvedic Energy Points) and Acupressure for cleansing and detoxification.
Join Lydia Mandell, ATR-BC, LPC, Breathwork Coach for an afternoon of Spring renewal. Through the use of Conscious Connected Breathwork, we will explore the importance of community to the human experience. Multiple researchers have found that a common component to a fulfilled life is having connection to some kind of community. Using group interactions, paired sharing, and a full one-hour group Breathwork session, you will learn how to create connectivity with yourself, your emotions and with other people. Experience connectivity while embracing your aliveness and unblocking negative energy from your body, and feel fully present in your body. By learning to breathe consciously and fully, a person can discover and release the core issues held in the mind, body, and emotions.
We will dive through the depths of body, mind and spirit to uncover our patterns of shame, doubt and angst in order to step into new patterns to live fully in love. I will bring you through unchartered territory with tremendous love, devotion and acceptance utilizing therapeutic, spiritual, movement and energetic specific tools and guidance.
Join Cynthia, and Rick for a late afternoon concert/journey event. Together we will weave the sound of Crystal and Tibetan bowls, voice, drumming and guided journeying to bring about a shift in consciousness. Our focus for this event will be the arising energy of Spring and resurrection, How might you bring life to pieces of your authentic being that you have forgotten? Please be prepared to find a comfortable position to journey in. We would encourage you to lie on the floor so bring all items to make yourself comfortable. (If you are a practiced in meditation you may be able to sit for this.)
Join us in a sharing circle, where Renk Kocturk will share her journey working in Turkey & Syria as a Movement & Yoga therapist. Empowering children, teens, and adults that have been displaced or sexually abused through breath, meditation, and movement. Join us in this conversation, over Turkish tea to hear the stories of healing abroad in war torn countries. Gathering as a community to share her experiences, to not only stay informed, but for action, involvement, and support. All proceeds will go to Yusra Community Center, a center Renk Kocturk had worked with in Istanbul, Turkey. Yusra Community Center supports and educates Syrian children and teens, showing them possible magic in the world, and working to teach each child that their traumas do not define them. Many of these children do not have families, let alone toys. Any support to Yusra Community Center will be used to bring smiles to those beautiful, innocent faces.
We all know how to plan, schedule, and follow an itinerary. Our culture is built upon this ability. But how many of us take time to practice doing the opposite? As children we are naturally inclined to take our time exploring and going with the flow of the moment. However, as we grow older we may lose our connection to this inclination. While it is of course important to have structure and the ability to plan in our skill set, making the time to wander is equally as worthwhile.
In this workshop, join John Dunlavey, a longtime naturalist trainee, as he guides us through an afternoon of wandering and connecting with the forest.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety or addictive behaviors despite your use of medications and therapy? Join Joy Herbst for this life-changing, empowering workshop to learn truly healing mental health remedies that are natural, effective and readily available!
Please bring a notebook and a pen.
Questions? Email Joy Herbst : Joy@JoyHerbst.com
Pilates Workshop: Three Dimensional Breathing
In this workshop, we will explore the cavity called the ribcage through breath and gentle movements. The ribcage must move, change shape and create volume. We will also come to understand how our 3-dimensional perception of the ribcage changes our breath.
Please join Crystal Cymbalogy at Barefoot Living Arts for a very special concert/journey event on Saturday January 20th at 4PM . Together we will weave the sound of Crystal and Tibetan bowls, voice, drumming and guided journeying to bring about a shift in consciousness in order to retrieve the lost aspects of ourselves that were given in innocence or taken against our will. Please be prepared to find a comfortable position to journey in. We would encourage you to lie on the floor so bring all items to make yourself comfortable. (If you are a practiced meditator you may be able to sit for this.)
“Embody is a space for women to discover their soul's dance, to explore all parts of themselves through uninhibited un-choreographed dance. Because we believe that we can only tap into our full potential and power when we are connected to all parts of ourselves.” For more information please visit www.embodydanceclass.com
Join Halley before the class for a free introduction to the sister circle group beginning January 18th.
Dr. Tanvi Gandhi offers a midweek retreat at Barefoot! Join us for a two hour restorative break. This sacred time will consist of intention setting with a small tea ceremony, followed by breath work and a combination of acupuncture and meditation. You will leave with insight on your experience and a self-care tip for the week.
Embody is a space for women to discover their soul's dance, to explore all parts of themselves through uninhibited un-choreographed dance. Because we believe that we can only tap into our full potential and power when we are connected to all parts of ourselves.
Gather together to celebrate the lunar glow and power of the cycles of the Moon! Sharing meditation, ritual, reflection and sisterhood in a safe and supportive space, this women’s group is created to cultivate satsang, or wise company, of women who seek connection and empowerment.
We are sisters, mothers, daughters, grandmothers lifting each other to blanket the world in love and healing. Together, we will be igniting and embracing the Divine Feminine, Global Sisterhood, and Inner Peace.
No women’s circle experience is needed – come exactly as you are.
**PLEASE bring a notebook/pen, and feel free to bring flowers or a sweet to share.
Suggested donation $20.
RSVP : Joy@JoyHerbst.com
Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is an integration of healing traditions, using the power of Nature to heal oneself. What is the essence of the practice? The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them. There are 3 Stages of Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, and each stage has 10 movements. Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. Stage 2 emphasizes the processing of healing qi in the body. Stage 3 allows healing qi to go deep into each cell of the body. Stage 1 is quite effective all on its own, and it is the foundation of stages 2 and 3. We highly recommend this practice to people who have cancer.
The holidays are a time of great joy and celebration including one of life’s greatest pleasures, food! Despite our best efforts, we may find ourselves struggling over our relationship to food and our “food anxiety” may distract us from truly enjoying this time of year.
Join us as we discuss nutrition, the purpose of eating, eating addictions, and more. We’ll enjoy tea in a group setting as we learn and look inside at our own nutritional habits.
This is an introduction to a 6 week course for anyone in recovery, and anyone looking to overcome self-destructive or addictive tendencies. Family members of addicts, yoga teachers, therapists and counselors will also find this course helpful. Yoga of Recovery combines Yoga, Ayurveda and 12-step principles to create a holistic approach to recovery. Over the 6 weeks the 6 Tenets of Recovery will be discussed starting with Life is Longing and ending with Life is Progress. A yoga asana practice will also be done each week (suitable for all levels) to bring balance and calm into the body as well as yoga nidra to relax.