Chakra Decoded: Understanding yours
With Kim Engles

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

Free with Unlimited membership

Mala Making Workshop
With Ginny Shaddock
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2020 6:00-9:00pm

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

Yoga with the Wheel
with Roberta Rosenthal
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020- 9:00-12:00

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. 

Workshop Fee - 30.00

Free with Unlimited Membership

Soul Collage Workshop
With Ginny Shaddock
Saturday, Sept. 7th 3:00-6:00 pm

Soul collage is an meditative art workshop that promotes personal reflection, inspiration, and self knowing. The process of making the cards is creative and a quiet way of sitting with your energies, and reading and sharing the cards leads to revelations on who we are and what makes us tick. This workshop provides all the art materials and instruction to explore this novel approach to self understanding. 

Workshop Fee (Includes art materials & snacks) - $25.00

Free with unlimited membership

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Love Your Hips!
A Restorative/ Informative Yoga Workshop With Zen Jen Brown
Tuesday, November 5, 2019     9:00 – 12:00 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.

Workshop fee: 25.00

Free with unlimited membership

Yoga on Social Media: 
Promoting and Monetizing your Yoga Skills Online
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 3:00-6:00 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,, 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 

Chanting 101, A beginner's guide to Chanting
with Christy Moore

Oct. 10, 2019 from 9:00-12:00.

The history, science and benefits of chanting and how to practically apply chatting to one's daily yoga practice. A focus on the Seed Mantra sounds, which includes a brief explanation of the chakra system, and a physical yoga practice incorporating the seed mantras to balance the chakras. Will also feature an introduction to some other beginner friendly chants. 

Workshop fee - $25.00

Free with unlimited membership

Yoga on the Page: Journaling for self-knowing, deeper awareness and emotional balance
with Ginny Shaddock.
Friday, Oct. 25th: 6-9 pm

Writing is a way of meditating with a pen, a way of exploring our subconscious, unearthing our deepest longings and fears, and finding our personal truths. This 3 hour workshop explores the basic goals and techniques of journaling for deeper awareness and finding emotional balance. Instructor Ginny Shaddock has been teaching writing for over 12 years at Heartwood and local colleges. She has a masters in creative writing and has studied with the Institute of journal therapy developing innovative approaches to journaling that makes writing an act of yoga on the page.

Workshop fee - $25.00

Free with unlimited membership

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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)

Intentional Abundance with Kim Kruysman

Thursday, Nov. 7th 9:00-12:00

Do you have a burning heart’s desire? Are you feeling stuck in any part of your life? is fear holding you back? is your mindset creating limiting beliefs that are keeping you from creating the life you truly want?
"Intentional Abundance Method" - will give you the powerful tools needed to manifest your best life.
When manifesting your dreams, goals, and desires, it is critical to be intentional and have a roadmap or plan to get what you truly want in life, and then have the habits to sustain lasting change. Through the Intentional Abundance Method and Intentional Abundance Habits, you will learn to uncover what you truly want, be given the tools and techniques to imagine and embody your dreams, step into your future through meditation and visualization, and create the life you want. You will release what is holding you back and develop the mindset and habits to uncover the power inside of you to create and manifest all that you desire. 
You will experience:

  • An empowering and transformational combination of meditation, mental imagery, affirmations, mindfulness exercises, how to reprogramming your mindset, living intentionally, overcoming obstacles, letting go of old belief patterns, and identifying limiting beliefs or emotions that are preventing you from turning your dreams into reality. 
  • Self-assessments and tools for crafting a personal mission statement to help you clarify what you truly want in life.
  • Techniques to open and clear energetic blocks that might be holding you back mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. 
  • Leave with a greater awareness of the power inside of you as the intentional creator and master of your own destiny. You will take with you tools and habits to incorporate into your daily life to create lasting change and help you navigate life. You will learn to love and appreciate yourself and know that you are worthy to accept and receive all the prosperity and abundance that will be coming your way.

Presenter: Kim Kruysman is a meditation and yoga teacher RYT-200, and currently in the RYT-500 program at Heartwood. Kim is the founder of and recently launched & the Intentional Abundance Method (I AM), a blog and course/workshop devoted to helping people create their best life, experience change and transformation, and live life with intention, for an abundant, meaningful, and purposeful life.

Workshop Fee - $25.00

Free with Unlimited membership