17507 Waterline Rd. Bradenton FL 34212                 

Mala Making Workshop
With Ginny Shaddock

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


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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)


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

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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, 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