17507 Waterline Rd. Bradenton FL 34212                 

Workshops & Courses offered by session

Any specialty class or program that is not offered on a regular weekly basis and lasts longer than a typical class (2 to 6 hours) falls under our "workshop category. Courses that are offered in ongoing sessions that combined, provide deeper progressive understanding can be found here as well. Check back often to see the new offerings! .*Note - Writing and Art workshops or Reiki can be found from the menu above.

Mindful Stained Glass
First Saturday of the month  10:30-2:30. (Light snacks provided)

Most people who come to Heartwood are awestruck by the beautiful Chakra Stained Glass Windows in our Yoga Center. Artist Bonnie Francais is both a yoga teacher and artist  who shares stained glass classes as a way of inviting mindful participants to produce something beautiful for display at home reflective of their yoga journey, while also capturing the healing and deeply calming effects of being engaged in art and personal expression as a creative meditation.  Projects include lotus, hamsa's, Om symbols, hearts, shamanic feathers, wind-chimes and other lovely images. Due to space limitations, the issue of safety and helping each participant learn techniques one on one, this class is limited to 5 participants. Stained glass project classes are offered approximately every 6 weeks.

Each class 65.00   (Class 40.00, Supply fee 25.00)

Yoga with the Wheel
with Roberta Rosenthal

Monday, July 1 -. 3:00-5:30 pm

The yoga wheel is a fascinating prop to enhance and expand the hatha mat practice. Used as a curved block, arching support, or moving flexibility enhancer, the yoga wheel offers new challenges and opportunities to provide insight and discovery into your yoga practice.This workshop offers a variety of exercises and uses for the wheel and notes are provided. 

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A Restorative/ Informative Yoga Workshop
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
9:00 – 11:30 AM

All body types, all abilities & all levels welcome for this workshop. No yoga experience necessary. Wear clothes you can stretch in. Space is limited. The activities & stresses of our daily lives can often lead to tight & reduced range of motion in our hips. Daily stress, sitting for prolonged periods or even driving in the car, can also contribute to lower back pain. In this workshop we will go over the anatomy of the hip, how we retain stress in our hips and how to help release it. Incorporated in this workshop is a full :60 RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS, so you will leave this workshop renewed and refreshed. Sample hip opening yoga stretches to
bring home to assist in your daily, hip health care routine will also be offered. By applying what you learn in this workshop to your personal care routine, you may begin to notice less muscle tension, better posture, increased mobility, flexibility, and stress relief. This is a great workshop for women that experience tight hips and would like to try and reduce pain, for those wanting to prevent further hip pain or avoid it all together. This workshop is not intended to replace the care of your doctor but offers
ways to assist in the self-care of your own body.

Jen Brown “Zen Jen” is a Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200, with Yoga Alliance and is currently attending advanced teaching education to obtain her RYT500. Jen specializes in the 50 Plus population, she has additional training skills in Balance & Flexibility, Trauma, and is certified in Restorative & Chair Yoga. She is also trained in
Reiki Energy Healing, Meditation and is a Self-Love advocate. Starting this amazing journey is her 50’s herself, Jen looks forward to hearing your story & welcomes the opportunity to see how yoga can possibly help you! 

Workshop fee: 25.00

Yoga on Social Media: 
Promoting and Monetizing your Yoga Skills Online
Monday, June 1, 6:00-9:00 pm

Social Media has infinite possibilities to promote and monetize your teaching and wellness services. If you're interested in promoting your existing business or would like to be hired by brands or companies as a teacher or digital influencer, this workshop will teach you how to plan, create and grow your online presence, decide which social media platforms will meet your needs, and how to reach potential clients. The knowledge you gain will help you position yourself in the internet as a valuable brand.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learning to think of yourself as a brand, picking your screen name, social media handles and URL. 
  • Deciding which social media platforms you need to be on, depending on your business and client demographics.
  • Planning your content. Deciding what kind of Instagrammer you are.
  • Creating a publication calendar for your blog or website and social media posts.
  • Understanding when and how often you should publish on each platform.
  • Following and using hashtags to build community online, and the basics of social media reach and engagement. Building hashtag clouds.
  • Media kit basics - how to build your basic kit.
  • How to take competing photos for social media
  • Different ways you can monetize your online presence.

Workshop Fee: $50.00

Loraine C. Ladish is a Florida-based communicator, helping empower women and others to achieve their goals. Co-founder and CEO of Viva Fiftey Media, a bilingual venture that celebrates midlife and beyond, she has contributed to NBC News, Huffpost, AARP, Mom.me, Purple Clover, Latina magazine and Redbook. She is also a digital influencer and brand spokesperson. Her latest book on embracing age, "tuMejor Edad" (Your best Age) was published by HarperCollins in 2017. She is an RYT-200, currently in the RYT-500 program at Heartwood.  She recently launched www.TheFlawedYogini.com 

Chakra Decoded: Understanding yours
With Kim Engles

Saturday, June 8, 2019   10:30-2:00 (Light lunch included)

The 7 energy centers of the body are stimulated by our senses, and our channels of energy flow can be affected by things we come into contact with everyday. Blocked or overstimulated chakras can lead to health issues and understanding this can offer new insight on how and why we feel as we do. This workshop teaches basic awareness of the Chakras with color theory,  essential oils, and other elements that will bring insight and understanding of the energetic body.  A full chair yoga/chakra meditation course with essential oils is included in the workshop to soothe and balance the energetic body.

Workshop Fee - 35.00

Introduction to the Chakras
with Bonnie Francis and Christine Davenport

Two Sessions - this course is offered every other month, check our wellness living ap or the button below for the next session. 

This workshop provides a basic introduction to the 7 energy centers of the body and the relationship between our health and wellness and prana (energy flow). Conversations, singing bowls, exercises and sharing experiences help to set the stage for a deeper understanding of the chakras and Eastern philosophy regarding how to embrace a more balanced life.

Fee - 50.00 for full course (6 hours)

Mala Making Workshop
With Ginny Shaddock

Thursday, July 11, 2019-  6:00pm-9:00pm

A mala is a special string of 108 beads traditionally used in meditation to count mantras. When you string our own mala, you have the opportunity to place beautiful intentions into the beads and stones so the mala can be worn as a reminder of the affirmations you want to carry with you. In this class, you will learn more about the significance of the 108 beads in a mala, the specific uses of various stones for intention setting, and how to meditate with the mala you create. Come ready to learn, be creative, and walk away with a beautiful meditation tool and representation of your intentions. Class fee includes all supplies.

Class Fee (Includes materials - $40.00