Heartwood sponsors a variety of free or donation based programs to invite people to come explore a new subject or just to meet and experience Heartwood.
Leave a donation if you feel inspired to support the costs of the program, but that is at your discretion. Join us to meet like-minded individuals, explore a new subject, or just to give yourself a gift of an experience designed to support your ongoing health and wellness and enrichment of mind and heart.
We schedule this free class approximately every 6 weeks for a broad overview and to heighten awareness of the potential of yoga. This session is formatted to explain what yoga is and how it works to help new yoga students understand the goals of the class and how to get the most out of a yoga practice. This session offers a simple one hour practice with lecture and explanation to help teach students the basics. The class is down to earth, simple and designed to make students comfortable and familiar with yoga so that they can enjoy any class safely and with confidence.
Upcoming Introduction to Yoga classes- a class for beginners and anyone who wants to learn more about the practice.
*Note: This event has drop-in fee of 15.00 or you can use a class pass to support materials and costs of the program. Usually the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Heartwood currently offers a monthly Shamanic Journey, which includes a ceremony and group meditation at our medicine wheel to prepare for connecting to nature and our spirit guides, followed by a shamanic journey meditation in our yoga center (we do this inside so weather and other distractions will not interfere with your experience). You do not need any previous experience, and at each session a bit of time is devoted to helping people learn about the beauty and power of shamanic journeys for guidance & personal health and wellness. These nurturing meditations are a great, gentle introduction to the shamanic journey, perfect for beginners or anyone interested in exploring their relationship with nature, their ancestors, spirit guides or enhancing their own intuition and self knowing.
Join us for our monthly Reiki Share. The evening starts with a guided meditation and information about Reiki, followed by community practice where everyone in attendance gives and receives Reiki. Other healing modalities may be introduced to enhance the experience, such as crystals or aromatherapy. We often end with a gong meditation for vibrational healing. You do not need Reiki experience to participate.
This is a donation based session. Offerings are not required, but much appreciated to support the space, pay for tea and snacks, etc.
Scheduled Reiki Shares - Third Thursday Evenings from 7:00-8:45
June 15,July 20, August (no share this month), Sept. 21,Oct. 19,Nov. 16,Dec (no shares this month),Jan. 18,Feb. 15,March 15,April 19
First Friday of the month (no meeting in July) 7:00pm-8:30 pm
Donation based event.
The Singing Circle at Heartwood is a monthly gathering for people who share the common love of singing. Unlike choirs, this singing circle does not require sight-reading, auditioning or learning a set repertoire of songs. It is geared toward fostering the creative impulse, through improvisational singing, community part singing (La-lo, Lay-La), singing without words, allowing room for creative abstract experience in a relaxed setting. Bring a friend, or come alone and make new ones! This experience is aimed for co-creation, flow and fun.
Group Singing Supports Your Health! Stimulates production of Oxytocin- the “bonding” hormone Decreases levels of Cortisol, lowering stress Stimulates the release of Endorphins Engaging in creative “flow” experiences = happiness, well being.
Donation based program
Approximately 7 times a year we offer this 3 hour workshop to introduce the power of journaling for emotional balance and self growth, offering techniques and tools to expand our relationship with the written word as a path to healing and discovering who we are and what we believe. The class will cover a broad overview of key principals of journaling, including addressing issues such as privacy, how to write authentically, and how and why we should explore our honest feelings on the page without fear or feeling censored by others. Creativity, playful discovery, and how to mine nuggets of wisdom that are already within are primary themes, as well as how to keep up the discipline of writing daily and make it a joy to journal. Great for writers seeking more honesty in their work, or anyone who is interested in finding deeper truths in the story of their lives.
Taught by Ginny Shaddock, MFA in creative writing, Author, journal therapy teacher/.