The Moon holds a mystical place in the history of human culture, so it's no wonder that many myths have been created regarding its supposed effects on us.
For hundreds of years, tradition and folklore have declared that each moon phase is "good" for performing certain activities.
The energies of the moon can inspire us to recognize and develop our deepest wishes and desires. That connection with the moon puts us in touch with her cycles and rhythms, which can then be used as a magical cosmic timer to help us create our ideal life.
Join us for an evening of lunar lore, meditation, chanting, yoga and a little moon magic.
Curious about "Monkey Pose" or wonder what "Om Namah Shiva" means? Or who is the warrior behind all those "Virabhadrasana" poses? And who is Ganesha anyway? Join us for a 3 hour workshop to learn about these postures and more! The day will begin with a lecture delving deeper into the history of the Gods, postures and chants commonly used in yoga classes. We will follow with a class using many of the sages and deities we discussed and end by learning and singing a kirtan to honor Shiva!
Workshop fee - $ 25.00,
Learn the basic theory and methodology of Ayurveda and learn techniques and practices to apply to your yoga and personal health choices to vitalize your life and feel more personally balanced. This seminar covers the basics of Ayurveda in a way that makes the subject understandable and easy to apply to your life. The course is comprised of a combination of lecture, practicum, and creative exercises so the information unfolds in a way that makes it easy for students to embrace the powerful life enhancing beauty of an Ayurvedic yoga lifestyle and share it with others. This course includes body-typing and basic Ayurveda information, but also some cooking, herb awareness and cleansing and health techniques.
Day-long Workshop $ 120.00 (Includes Ayurvedic lunch)
With this course you will learn a variety of different approaches to personal centering and clearing the mind to promote personal harmony, self-actualization, stress release and heightened awareness. Each meeting will focus on a different meditation technique, allowing you to embrace various practices and find what works best for you for developing tools and training for a sustainable meditation practice. Heartwood provides the perfect setting as we enjoy the meditation garden, indoor studio space, labyrinth and the beautiful natural areas of Heartwood as supportive settings for exploring different modalities and styles of meditation .
The course will cover:
Core principles, history, science and practices of meditation
Japa Mala meditation(Optional create your own mala - $20.00)
Open awareness meditation
Walking Meditation (Labyrinth)
Pranayama for meditation
Mudras for meditation
Course fee - $ 75.00
Drop in rate: 25.00 per 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.
Deepen your practice, challenge your balance, and open your heart.Join us in learning how to safely utilize a yoga wheel to enhance your practice and how it can help you to stretch, strengthen, and tone your muscles.The wheel is great for gaining more flexibility in your spine, hips, and shoulders; creative core work and strengthening all of the major muscle groups. We will explore creative ways to use the wheel to keep your heart space open and reverse the effects that driving, sitting, and working have on your posture.
This workshop is open to all levels to assist you in safely exploring optional intermediate and advanced postures. Be sure to register now as space is limited to the number of yoga wheels we have at Heartwood.
If you have your own wheel please bring it along!
Workshop fee - $ 25.00
Whether you have studied Chakras in the past or know nothing at all....this workshop is for You! After a brief review of basics we will explore the subject further then apply it directly to YOUR energetic body. You will delve into YOUR personal Chakras discovering which ones are strong, weakened or blocked. Then, we will use tools to help loosen those blockages, strengthen the weakened ones and CELEBRATE the strong ones so your energy fields are more balanced. This workshop will include color therapy and testing to help tap into your energy centers followed by healing practices that include taste, meditation, essential oils and a gentle clearing yoga practice. Please join us for a beautiful, informative and harmonizing experience!
Workshop fee - $25.00
When it seems like there is no time for you, yoga is an opportunity to renew. When you are exhausted and depleted, yoga brings revitalized energy.
Caring for a loved one when they need you most can be stressful and exhausting. A gentle yoga practice offers physical, emotional and spiritual relief for caregivers. Practicing yoga with fellow caregivers can provide emotional support. Practicing at home can give you the break you need in stressful moments.
Join us in learning how pausing to practice a few simple yoga postures can revitalize your body and soul.
This workshop is open to all ages, body types and ability levels. If you have never tried yoga or are a lifelong practitioner you'll be welcome in a safe and nurturing environment.
Please come dressed in comfortable clothing.
Do you know why you crave certain foods at certain times? Have you ever struggled with negative feelings, like guilt, shame, or physical discomfort, after eating some foods? Do you find it difficult to know what's "healthy" when there is so much confusing, contradicting information about food out there?
This workshop will utilize the power of personal intuition, yogic principles, and current scientific research to explore our relationships with food and eating. We will begin with a lecture that covers the concept of intuition and behaviors associated with food choices. We will learn how to sharpen our own intuition, explore our personal mental, emotional, and physical cues for eating, and practice making wellness choices that feel best for our individual mind and body. Come ready to practice using self-inquiry tools, explore how meditation and asana affect hunger, satiety, and digestion, and enjoy a short "mindful eating" experience. Learn to rely on your inner voice to make the most nourishing food and eating choices--just in time for the holiday season!
Workshop Fee - $25.00
Join our featured artist Bonnie Francis (the woman who made our amazing Chakra stained glass windows in the yoga center) for a creative and mindful stained glass workshop at Heartwood.
The lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.
You will learn how to cut glass (choose your own colors), apply copper foil and solder your pieces together into a finished panel to take home. All materials will be provided.
Use our classroom tools or bring your own. Wear closed toed shoes and protective eye wear (we will have glasses available here as well) Check our an example of this gorgeous project in the Haertwood Lobby
This is a 4 hour workshop but additional time can be offered if needed.
$25 instruction fee plus a $40 materials fee.