Musical Meditations - A Yoga Series with Live Music

Mark your calendars for a four class yoga series with live music improvised by Ross Malcolm Boyd, a full-time traveler hailing from New Hampshire, at The High Frequency Loft.

Ross Malcolm Boyd is a composer, musician and educator currently touring the country with his wife, Jamie Feinberg. Although much of his music falls under the quirky alternative rock heading, he also explores improvisation and collaboration with other artists and art forms.

Of his work, Ruth Schaulkhauser Tower of PYT says “Ross creates luxurious sounds that invite organic movement and sooth and caress your inner being. When he played a sample of his music I could have listened to it for hours! As he travels all over you won’t want to miss the opportunity to practice yoga while he’s here.”

He's excited to bring some of his atmospheric, electronic music to this yoga class after collaborating with yoga instructors from Colorado and New Mexico to New Hampshire this past year.

Ross will have his new album, Clouds, perfect for yoga and meditation, available for purchase at the studio ($12)! (Those who attend all four classes will receive it for free.)

Sunday, May 26th 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Yamuna Devi
Sunday, June 2nd 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Erin Wilson
Saturday, June 8 - 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. - Alana, Willow & Erin (Team Teach)
Sunday, June 9th 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Alana Lee

Drop-in rate: $15 or $40 for entire series.

Activate your Spirit - A 6 week Forrest Yoga Series with Kenna Tuggle

Welcome to Activate your Spirit! Saturdays March 2nd- April 6th, 9-10:30am


In this course we will explore our bodies, breath, and Spirit through the lens of Forrest Yoga, a method renowned for it's focus on deep breathing, amazing core work, and a passion for investigating the full self. Throughout the series you will learn how to connect with each theme (Light, Love, Pleasure, Power, Play, and Spirit) in an embodied, empowered, and fun way! After every session you will connect to your own strength, learn how to create the energy you want in your body and life, and, of course, activate your Spirit! 

This series is suitable for yogis of all backgrounds and levels.
Modifications will be handed out like candy if needed! 

Week One: Activate Your Light - an energizing and uplifting practice designed to help you SHINE (yes, with both sweat and bright energy). Come prepared to invigorate and wake up every part of your body with epic core work, and an even more epic full practice. 

Week Two: Activate Your Love - a deep dive into feeling, cultivating, and uptaking the energy of Self-Love. Learn how to nourish and give yourself love with your breath, energy, and touch. Come prepared for a delicious heart opening practice. 

Week Three: Activate Your Pleasure - an opportunity to cultivate and choose pleasure - in the poses, in your body, in your breath, in whatever feelings/emotions may arise. Come prepared for the deep pleasure of working in the hips!

Week Four: Activate Your Power - an exploration of fully feeling your own power and strength in a struggle-free way. Come prepared to feel your edges in a new way and find the ease in using your own strength -- today we work the legs! 

Week Five: Activate Your Play - all our Spirit's want to play! Come prepared to give yourself the gift of play and fun with this light-hearted inversion/arm balance practice. 

Week Six: Activate Your Spirit - It starts with the breath, and continues to fully integrate all the elements of activation learned in the series. Come prepared to wrap yourself in the energy of love and joy in this celebratory practice. 

Kenna Tuggle is a Transformational Coach, Forrest Yoga Teacher, Violinist, and Writer. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Kenna now lives in Taos, New Mexico. Kenna loves tea, hot springs, her pupper Luna, and helping people discover what light them up. Her classes are fun and compassionate, she gives amazing hands on assists, and she always holds her student’s to their highest potential – whatever that looks like that day!

Soothe Your Psoas - Trauma Informed Yoga - 3 week Series w/ Nita Maddux

Tuesdays 4:30-6pm, Beginning 6/12-6/26, By DONATION, attend all four or just drop in :)

What is trauma informed yoga? Well, honestly almost all hatha yoga is trauma informed.  It is the awareness that our body holds onto the tension and memories from past events. Through reworking the pattern of breathing, and releasing tension sometimes the past trauma is also able to release.  

 When we take the body out of patterns of flight or fight behavior something else happens. The executive functions of the brain become more available. These are the ability to look ahead, and see consequences of your actions, and make more rational decisions; the ability to remain in equilibrium while facing difficult, potentially triggering scenarios.

What do we do?  Through breath work practices, literally changing your patterns of breathing, stretching in specific shapes, and playfully changing old patterns of movement; we are able to break old patterns of thought and behavior. Many people experience deep relaxation and release from tension.

How effective is it? It is different for every person, how open are you to change?

I am offering this as a donation class. Come and try it, and decide if you want to pay after, and only pay what you can comfortably afford. This class will be adapted to who shows up; the level will vary depending on the participants. However, there is always opportunity for challenges for even the most experienced yogi. Further, this is an opportunity for teachers to learn a potentially new style.

Come, play, breathe, and learn to release.

Nita Maddux Bio:

Educational/ Certification Background: I have a degree in Fine Arts/ Dance from Boston University from 1990; I returned to school and received a degree in Physics from University of Montana in 2009.  I am a certified RYS 200 Iyengar instructor.  I took my yoga training at Maui Yoga Shala.  I further took a training in Ubud, Bali at Frog Lotus School in recovery yoga, also RYS 200 certified. I received both certifications in 2013. I have taken trainings from Elena Brower in Yoga Nidra, and from Deepak Chopra in embodied yoga. I have done two trainings with Desiree Rumbaugh.

Personal yogic philosophy:

I enjoy teaching to students at all levels. I am focused on teaching alignment, and taking the time to clearly describe the alignment elements in challenging postures.  I think that intelligent sequencing of postures is essential for allowing the practitioner to develop strength, spacial understanding, and to explore the emotional process triggered through a regular practice. I believe a regular yoga practice deepens our relationship to our physical, and subtle body. It therefore, allows the individual to awaken their own healing processes at the deepest level. I welcome the challenge, and love to research how to work with people with injuries or health challenges. Often those who think yoga is not for them, are the exact people who ought to practice. I believe in creating joyful, creative, intelligent flows. I believe each practice should be fun, engaging, and an intelligent conversation with your body. I am committed to taking my yoga off the mat, and offering donation or free classes. Further, I like to teach to senior groups, children’s groups, and would like to do further work with the criminal justice system. Yoga to me is an important service, and a great way to build community.

Opening Your Telepathic Channels

Sundays 4-6pm, Starting May 27th, Sliding Scale $15-$30, Drop Ins welcome

Awaken your innate ability to communicate with Higher Realms

Opening your Telepathic Channels 3 Week Course with Lindsay Aya McGowen

We are multi-dimensional beings living in a multi-dimensional world. Communicating with ethereal realms is your birthright, a sacred gift that is alive in every cell of your being. 

As we birth a new level of consciousness on the planet we are naturally called to connect with the vibrational world of subtle energy. Once we open the door to this vast universe we can meet our spiritual guides, angels & archangels, avatars, ascended masters, devas & ancient guardians, deceased loved ones, totem animals, star beings & more.

Like learning a new language, honing telepathic skills requires trust, play, & practice. 
Your journey begins now. 

 

BIO: Lindsay is a telepathic translator and intuitive to a council of 30 ascended light beings. Her communication with this divine council allows her to provide detailed guidance to support the evolution of each client’s highest self and facilitate the realization of their deepest goals and desires. Lindsay’s work is clarifying, uplifting, & empowering. It is her truest privilege to offer this service.

Alchemical Writing Group Series

Alchemical Writing Group

Wednesday’s from 3-5, April 18th & April 25th, 2018

To survivors of PTSD - To survivors of Psychiatry - To the Outcast & the Alienated -To those who stay SILENT and stay HIDDEN - COME AND SPREAD YOUR WINGS WITH US - Come and Share your TEARS & your JOY - your Light and your Dark - Your Sun and your Shadows - Come and sit with us, to WRITE, to READ, to Witness and BE witnessed....

-This group is suited for conscious and aware individuals who are or who are attempting to live a chemical free and holistic lifestyle.        

 -A safe and sacred healing container will be created,  however, please have a support system in place, outside of group, for processing, if needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -Essential oils and flower essences will be available to assist in the process.

- Space is limited to 6  

 - Sliding scale $10 - $20 per class 

 - Pencils, pens & paper provided (journal suggested) 

 - Prompts will be 3 minutes long

Faith Edgewalker is a Alchemical life coach who assists and supports beings in their own healing process of transitioning away from mind control systems, patterns and programs. She facilitates people in their transition, drawing from her own personal journey of experiences, education and training.  Faith has emerged from over 3 decades of emotional, spiritual and physical suppression, transmuting her own extraordinary personal experiences. Nearly 5 years chemical free, she has been transforming into her authentic multi-dimensional divine self through art, writing, dance and ceremony.

 

For more information & to register, please contact Faith: 

575-770-1382 faithedgewalker@gmail.com

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Jade Egg Awakening 8-week Series Discover Self-Love, Passion & Pleasure w/ Rachel Halder

ABOUT THE JADE EGG

The jade egg teaches you how to have a daily self-care sexual practice that is not JUST a sexual practice, but also a spiritual, emotional and mental practice where body, mind, heart and soul come together with sexuality.

The jade egg is an ancient Taoist tool for vaginal health and healing that helps you explore and awaken your authentic sexuality in a safe environment, within a systematic framework. Think of is like yoga for your yoni!

Rachel (also known as Rae) is a Sacred Sexuality Coach trained through the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality. See www.facebook.com/thesacredandthesexy for more info. 

CLASSES EVERY SUNDAY

6:00 - 7:30 PM

OCTOBER 15 - DECEMBER 3

At the High Frequency Loft, 1335 Gusdorf Rd Suite Q, Taos

OCTOBER 15 - JADE EGG INTRODUCTION

If you know nothing about the jade egg or how to use it, come to this class! It offers the necessary basics (but you can still come to the other classes even if you don't come to this one!)

OCTOBER 22 - POWER OF SELF-LOVE

This week focuses on practices that help you open and reach towards self-love, compassion, heart awakening and tapping into a more sensual, loving and yin way of being.

OCTOBER 29 - DEEP CLEANSING

This week is good for sexual/romantic relationships or abusive situations you wish to cleanse from your body. Gentle trauma release and somatic sensation practices will be utilized.

NOVEMBER 5 - TANTRIC ORGASMS

This class works with the chakra system to help you awaken to deep states of sexual pleasure and transformation through opening you up to movements of energy within.

NOVEMBER 12 - HEALING THROUGH NATURE

This class teaches you how to use the jade egg in nature, tapping into the healing potential of the earth and how you can feel the energies of the earth within your own sexual body.

NOVEMBER 19 - POWERPUSSY WEIGHTLIFTING

Weightlifting with your jade egg can be a tremendously pleasurable experience, helping you tone your vaginal muscles, feeling into your power and tapping into deep ecstasy.

NOVEMBER 26 - SEXUAL SUPERSTAR

This class helps you dive deep into your orgasmic potential! It works at focusing on particular muscles in your pelvis and vagina in order to amp up and express the wild woman within.

DECEMBER 3 - AWAKENED WOMAN

This final class will focus on what YOU want to experience! With 1-on-1 attention and sharing, we'll tune into what else YOU need to become a fully awakened woman. 

DROP-IN CLASS | $15

8-CLASS PASS | $100

NEPHRITE JADE EGG | $60

1-ON-1 COACHING AVAILABLE

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance 8 week series w/ Alana Grier

Saturdays starting October 7th-November 25th, 10:30am-12pm 

Join Alana G for an 8 week series in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance.

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Study a fusion of different approaches to Belly Dance from American Tribal Style to ancient birth preparation. There is a good flow from strengthening drills to group choreography throughout the class. 

Belly Dance fundamentals covered:

  • Prayer/Pranam Centering Exercise 
  • Technique & Drills
  • Choreography Cues & Group Patterns
  • Synchronized Group Improvisation
  • Learn to Lead and Follow
  • Finger Cymbal Patterns 
  • Tribal Costume Making

Hip scarves or coin belts are optional, students should wear loose, comfortable clothing. No previous dance experience necessary. Prenatal friendly. Take all 8 weeks or drop in for individual classes! 

Pay in full & get all 8 weeks for only $60!!! Regular drop-in rate, classes passes & memberships accepted.

Surya Namaskar - Solar Powered Sadhana - Four Week Series: Part 1 - w/ Yamuna Devi

Surya Namasker – Solar Powered Sadhana 

Four week series Sundays 1:30pm-3pm beginning October 8th.

Until the early 20th century, Surya Namaskar was a Vedic practice – a ritual honoring the arrival of Surya, the Sun and was practiced as a morning prayer.  The Sun Salutation was much more than an exercise, and praised the Sun in 12 aspects as he moves through the 12 astrological houses.   The Sun Salutation began being integrated into Hatha Yoga practice after Swami Sivananda recognized the many health benefits that are a side effect of the practice, sometime in the late 1930’s-40’s.  Today, Surya Namaskar is found in many lineages of Hatha Yoga.


A four week series exploring the Vedic roots and history of the classical Salutation to the Sun and its evolution into a completeHatha Yoga practice. Learn how to activate the chakras and chant the bija (seed) sounds and mantras for each posture.  Appropriate modifications of all postures and movements can easily be modified for both the beginner and the experienced student, as well as those with physical or medical limitations.  Each class will include theory as well as practice, so bring a notebook and pen, as well as your mat, and will conclude with guided deep relaxation.  You can attend any or all of the first three sessions, however Week 4 requires participation in the preceding sessions.

Week 1:  Surya Namaskar - Salutation to the Sun
In the first class, you will be introduced to the Classical Sun Salutation with a focus on correct alignment in each position. Modifications andadaptations will be offered that will allow all levels of student to comfortably practice Surya Namaskar.  Students with medical or physical limitations will be shown how to safely accommodate individual needs.  

Week 2:  Surya Namaskar and Solar Chakra Activation
When we practice the Salutation to the Sun, powerful activation of the chakras can be consciously initiated through visualization and intention. Not only are the major chakras brought into play, but also some of the many minor chakras located in the body.  In the second portion of class, you will learn how to combine the chakra work with the Sun Salutation.

Week 3:  Surya Namaskar and the Bija Sounds and Mantras
In the Vedic tradition, each of the postures of the Sun Salutation has a one syllable ‘seed’  sound, and a Surya mantra describing the attributes of the Sun. The mantras may be recited as a meditation, as well as incorporated into Surya Namaskar, which will be covered in the second portion of this class.  

 

Week 4:  Integration of Surya Namaskar – Solar Powered Sadhana. 
In the final installment of the series, a brief review of chakra activation and the bijas and mantras will move us into a practice that will blend all aspects into the actual practice, creating the Solar Powered Sadhana!  Participation in the first three classes is necessary as this is the culmination of the series!
 

$20/Class or all four $75 in advance!  Sliding Scale – no one turned away for lack of funds.

Bio

Yamuna Devi, CYT, TY YTT has been teaching the Yogic Arts and Sciences for 30 years, including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti and Nada Yoga, as well as the vibrational aspects of Sanskrit. A Reiki Master, Yamuna corrected her own scoliosis and rotated pelvis, and intuitively understands the needs and how to best work with each individual student, helping to identify and overcome perceived limitations and obstacles.  She is truly in her element when she is sharing knowledge with those who are hungry. She has taught around the US, India and Crete and was an original cofounder of the Three Rivers Yoga Institute, where she also trained teachers for 12 years.  Yamuna is also a potter, Animal Communicator, Kirtan Singer and Dog Mom to three rescues.