Reiki Share - All Welcome NO Reiki Experience Needed!

REIKI SHARe Monday July 15th, 1pm-3pm - Free Event - Donations appreciated

We will be holding our Reiki Share Monthly on the 15th! Everyone welcome no Reiki Experience Needed!

Welcoming all Reiki practitioners from all lineages, or anyone with an interest in Reiki who is new to Reiki to join us for our monthly Reiki Circle. Bring an intent for healing, & experience  the joy & relaxation of group healing sessions. Reiki Shares are a great way for anyone guided to work with energy to engage in self-care, enjoy the company of like-minded people, & to strengthen one’s connection to Source energy.  Reiki is a gentle healing modality that can promote well-being &  can decrease pain and stress on multiple levels. Experience a Reiki treatment with either hands-on or hands off (distance healing.) Give a Reiki treatment, & participate in an evening of community, peace, & stress relief. This is a free event, & donations are appreciated.  

I'm honored to engage the universe and allow us to come together for the sacred endeavor of healing one another in this sacred space. Again, All levels of ReiKi practitioners are encouraged to come share. If you are in need of healing, or want to experience Reiki for the first time feel free to come learn about it and receive a short healing.

My names Julian. I have 4 years of experience in Reiki and newly reached Master level last year. I will soon be available to perform attunements for those aspiring to practice level 1 Reiki healing.

 

A simple Guide to a Long, Disease Free Life with Dr Win Smith

A Simple Guide to a Long, Disease Free Life ~ An Evening with Dr. Win Smith, D.O.M.

Saturday May 25th, 6pm-9pm - suggested sliding $10-$40

We will discuss many of the most popular and contentious topics that we hear today, including:

  • Cultures that live long, disease free lives

  • Common causes of disease including: hyper-insulinism and glucose dysregulation, the Free Radical Theory of Aging, Other Theories of Aging and Disease

  • The 'Doctors of Nature' and how to implement them in your life

  • How to avoid the most common causes of death and disability in America: Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Auto-immune illnesses

  • Staying Young while getting old; understanding stem cells, telomeres, etc., and minimizing damage to the human body

Dr. Win Smith has been teaching natural and self healing methods as well as Traditional Oriental Medicine for 40 years. He is a full professor of TCM at the Southwest Acupuncture College, where he started teaching in 1981. He studied Oriental Medicine with Dr. Hsi Yu Tao, and has been in clinical practice since 1978 and licensed in New Mexico since 1982. He published the book Self Spinal Alignment and Other Life Extension Techniquesand its companion video in 1992. These techniques include methods of self adjustment of spinal joints in all segments of the spine, as well as rib heads and the sacro-iliac joint. Dr. Smith developed these techniques after suffering years of chronic pain as a consequence of his own back injury at the age of 16. Since developing these techniques, Dr. Smith has never required professional services to correct or treat misalignment or back pain, despite having been very active over the subsequent 51 years. Dr. Smith remains lithe and flexible, and is living proof that one can maintain spinal health with proper knowledge and self care techniques. 

Disclaimer: Dr. Smith nor the High Frequency Loft cannot and do not promise or guarantee resolution of any participant's disease or condition. All participants are encouraged to discuss treatment of their condition with their physician, including whether gentle active stretches are appropriate as a treatment modality for them. 


Women's Herbal Healing: An intro class to easy and accessible natural health care for women- from menses to peri-menopause

Women's Herbal Healing: An intro class to easy and accessible natural health care for women- from menses to peri-menopause.
Dates: Fridays - May 17th (menses), May 24th (pregnancy, birth, and postpartum), and May 31st (peri-menopause)  Time: 1-3 pm Cost: $20-$30 sliding scale/class

Description: Each class will offer in-depth discussion, demonstration, and historical use of simple herbs used for the optimum nutrition, imbalances, and dis-eases that are associated with each topic of class. We will discuss the folk traditions around simple and safe herbal medicine, the energetic and metaphoric symbolism of common imbalances, the history and use of bajos (vaginal steams), and preparations for a healthy menstruation, childbearing, and peri-menopause. 

*Bring your own notebook and mug for tea time. 

Bio:

"I have been studying herbal medicine for 8 years, with a particular interested for women's health. Incorporated in my practice are Goddess studies, a certification as a Community Herbalist from Moondance Botanicals, midwifery studies, birth-assistant trainings, traditional Mexhika healing and medicine practices, Western European herbal knowledge, Prenatal yoga, and Southwest herbal knowledge.  Currently, I am an apprentice with Kalpulli Teocalli Ollin, studying curanderismo with CC Nava, and working towards a certification in INNATE Postpartum Care with Rachelle Garcia Saliga.  I am only at the beginning of my journey; honored to have attained and remembered this wisdom and knowledge, as well as share it with my community."


Goddess Embodiment 4 Week Group Course

When/Where/What’s Up

Saturday’s in April 4pm-6pm @ The High Frequency Loft, Cost $111 (payment plans available)

What You Get:

  • movement, art, experiences, and healing to awaken and deepen connection to the goddess within 

  • weekly journaling project

  • online group to share and chat with as we move through and past the course, so life connections women’s circle

  • cacao ceremony

  • guest speakers

Starts Saturday April 6th:

Week One: 

Invoking Inner Goddess

with prenatal psychologist Kathryn Terry

Week Two: 

Women’s Body Wisdom

with Ayurvedic healer Tovia Weitman

Week Three: 

Role of Women in the Golden Age

video lecture with Devi Ma

Week Four: 

Ovulation Awareness

with midwife Madrona

How to Register/More Information:

email Willow: embody.goddess@gmail.com

call or text: 575.770.2604


Balancing Healthy Emotions with Essential Oils w/ Dr Nikki Schaper

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, High Frequency Loft, 1335 Gusdorf Rd., Ste. Q, Taos, NM, $10 suggestion donation.

Would you like to BE more happy, connected and empowered? We all have emotions and they may, at times, make you feel like you have less than optimum control over them.

Join Dr. Nikki Schaper in cultivating inner peace. Feel empowered to take care of your emotions and its impact on you and your loved ones. Participate in a deep emotional release protocol experiencing 10 of the most powerful oils!

In this class you will learn…

  • What essential oils are

  • Identify your dominant traits and which oils will consistently benefit you

  • How negative emotions have adverse effects on the body and physical health

  • How essential oils can support you and your family in managing stress and processing your emotions

Classes are open to The Oily Odyssey Collective members and non-members.

A little bit about Dr. Nikki:

Dr. Nikki Schaper

BA (Urban Studies & Planning), MA (Education & Psychology), Ed.D. (Education), Certified Mediator

Dr. Schaper has a passion for teaching and helping people achieve health, happiness, and abundance. She completed her Ed.D. in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University in 2009. Dr. Schaper is a retired community college administrator who has 28 years of experience in higher education administration, spending the last four years as the Dean of Behavioral Sciences, History & Adult Education. In May of 2015, Dr. Schaper discovered Young Living products, and they have since been an integral part of both her personal life and her teaching practice. Dr. Schaper is the founder and owner of The Oily Odyssey Collective, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils that offers natural health education, coaching and emotional release facilitation.


Mushrooms and Human Evolution with Jen Clausen

Saturday, March 9th 4-5:30pm, Donations Appreciated

The science and story of two medicinal mushrooms and how they can be integrated into our lives to activate our highest potential- Relieve anxiety, depression, and other mental dis-eases, unlock creative powers, uplift energy, enhance daily focus and a general sense of connectedness.

This lecture is intended to explore our role as citizen scientists and self healers. I’d like to dissect our current stigmas and programming around the mushroom and try to understand how we got here and what scripts are no longer serving us. They are here to teach and aid in our evolution as a whole- today we will discuss how we can integrate this wisdom.

I will share ways in which these mushrooms can be used as both medicine and supplement to improve the quality of our lives and the effects and benefits of microdosing. I will also touch upon the properties of other ancient healing mushrooms.


Self Spinal Alignment Workshop with Dr. Win Smith

Saturday February 16th, 2019, 2:30pm-6:30pm - Suggested Sliding Scale $10-$45

Dr. Win Smith, N.D., D.O.M., will lead this workshop on spinal care. Back, neck, hip, sacro- iliac joint, and other joint pain are very common in western society where we spend far too much time sitting at our computers or couch, and too little time exercising. Inactivity combined with aging and nutrient deficiencies or wrong diet often produce periods of acute and chronic pain as well as degenerative joint and disc diseases. Pain is the principal symptom that motivates us to seek professional medical care. But what if we could effectively treat or even prevent much of the back and neck pain that causes so much distress? There are naysayers who say it can't be done; that we must depend on someone other than ourselves to treat these problems. Dr. Smith disagrees. 

This workshop will cover common injuries and pain syndromes of the spine and joints and their causes, as well as the potential for their prevention and reversal. These include inter-vertebral disc injuries, degenerative disc disease, degrees of disc herniation, disc ruptures, disc desiccation commonly seen in aging and how to minimize it, as well as common conditions such as osteo-arthritis, stenosis, compression injuries, facet syndromes, dis-articular relationships of spinal joints, cartilaginous end plate degeneration, nerve root compression, and more. Dr. Smith will also demonstrate and teach the participants various methods for correcting articular relationships of common joint surfaces which give anyone the potential for self care. These methods may reduce or eliminate dependence on various professions while allowing one to enjoy greater flexibility and freedom from back pain. You don't need to be on a treatment treadmill! Pharmaceutical medications may mask a problem by reducing pain or relaxing muscles, and they often don't correct the true cause of the pain condition. Instead, they may damage delicate cells, ultimately leading to accelerated joint degradation. You don't need to let this happen!

Dr. Win Smith has been teaching natural and self healing methods as well as Traditional Oriental Medicine for 40 years. He is a full professor of TCM at the Southwest Acupuncture College, where he started teaching in 1981. He studied Oriental Medicine with Dr. Hsi Yu Tao, and has been in clinical practice since 1978 and licensed in New Mexico since 1982. He published the book Self Spinal Alignment and Other Life Extension Techniquesand its companion video in 1992. These techniques include methods of self adjustment of spinal joints in all segments of the spine, as well as rib heads and the sacro-iliac joint. Dr. Smith developed these techniques after suffering years of chronic pain as a consequence of his own back injury at the age of 16. Since developing these techniques, Dr. Smith has never required professional services to correct or treat misalignment or back pain, despite having been very active over the subsequent 51 years. Dr. Smith remains lithe and flexible, and is living proof that one can maintain spinal health with proper knowledge and self care techniques. 

Disclaimer: Dr. Smith nor the High Frequency Loft cannot and do not promise or guarantee resolution of any participant's disease or condition. All participants are encouraged to discuss treatment of their condition with their physician, including whether gentle active stretches are appropriate as a treatment modality for them. 

Full Moon Eclipse Ceremony

Come join us for our Full Wolf Moon Eclipse Ceremony. Sunday January 20th, 12pm-1pm

Not only will this be a full moon, but a super blood moon too! This time will be ample for releasing, celebration, and manifesting.
Eclipses act as potent portals into alternate dimensions of consciousness. When utilized with intentional awareness, we can literally recreate and integrate aspects of self.

We are multidimensional beings - meaning that we exist across all time and space. Our traumas, wounds, patterns and habits don't just exist in the here and now. Working on this physical plane is powerful and beneficial, but when we are able to access the expansiveness of our multidimensional selves, greater, longer lasting and more significant and permanent change takes place.

In this ceremony we will align us selves with the peak of the lunar eclipse and direct our unified focus on core healing and deep clearing on individual and collective level.

Please bring your drum or rattle.

This is a free event, however, we suggest $5 donation to the venue.

Adventures in Consciousness with Ariana - August

“Adventures in Consciousness with Ariana” is a monthly event without structure or outline. In light of the new energies, you can't plan on anything, you have to be in the NOW. 

We will gather, connect and feel into the unified energy field of the group and the collective. The focus will be on activating the multidimensional mind and strengthening the “feeling muscle”. This is something new for all of us. How do you communicate with the unseen and undefined? That which is always moving, changing, shifting frequency? How do you translate THAT into human words? Do you need to? Can you express it in another way? 

Let’s find out!

These events could be referred to as the “Multidimensional Playground”, where we explore the heart space as the entry point to the inner worlds of infinite possibilities, where there’s no limit to what we can manifest, CO-CREATE, birth, experience, encounter and play with.

Through guided meditation and energy exercises we will explore a wide variety of topics relevant to the Journey of Awakening:

Unified Energy Fields
Multidimensional Self & Multidimensional Communication
Bilocation and Interdimensional Travel
DNA Activation, Light Body, Merkaba
Portals, Gateways, Gridwork
Healing, Self-healing, Rejuvenation
Ascension and Embodiment of the True Self
Taos City of Light

We are all awakening and beginning to REMEMBER that we are multidimensional beings. As we are all very unique in our genetic design and star heritage, we will empower and inspire each other to bring out the inherent skills hidden in our subconscious.

The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16th at 4 PM, after that we meet every second Saturday of the month.

By donation. 

Hosted by Ariana (aka Vera Le Doux): veraledoux@gmail.com
www.veraledoux.com
www.youtube.com/user/veraledoux/videos

Adventures in Consciousness with Ariana JULY

Saturday July 14th, 4-5pm, by Donation - “Adventures in Consciousness with Ariana” is a monthly exploratory, experiential and experimental event. 

We will gather, connect and feel into the unified energy field of the group and the collective. The energies prevalent in this field will be on the forefront of our consciousness, inviting us to play.  

During this particular post solstice event we will work with tones and light language on the cellular and DNA level in order to shift the physical, mental, and emotional body into a state of coherence and health.

We will be activating the multidimensional brain and strengthening the “feeling muscle”. This is something new for all of us. How do you communicate with the unseen and undefined? That which is always moving, changing, shifting frequency? How do you translate THAT into human words? Do you need to? Can you express it in another way? 

These events could be referred to as the “Multidimensional Playground”, where we explore the heart space as the entry point to the inner worlds of infinite possibilities, where there’s no limit to what we can manifest, CO-CREATE, birth, experience, encounter and play with.

Through guided meditation and energy exercises we will explore a wide variety of topics relevant to the Journey of Awakening:

Unified Energy Fields
Multidimensional Self & Multidimensional Communication
Bilocation and Interdimensional Travel
DNA Activation, Light Body, Merkaba
Portals, Gateways, Gridwork
Healing, Self-healing, Rejuvenation
Ascension and Embodiment of the True Self
Taos City of Light

We are all awakening and beginning to REMEMBER that we are multidimensional beings. As we are all very unique in our genetic design and star heritage, we will empower and inspire each other to bring out the inherent skills hidden in our subconscious.

This is an ongoing event. We meet every second Saturday of the month.

By donation. 

Hosted by Ariana (aka Vera Le Doux): veraledoux@gmail.com
Website: www.veraledoux.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/veraledoux/videos

Personal sessions includes hands on healing and activation of your ultimate potential. By donation.

 

Circle of Light - Attune to the Harmonic Rays of the Pure One through an Energetic Activation

Circle of Light - Saturday, June 30, 1pm- 2pm, By Donation
Attune to the Harmonic Rays of the Pure One through an Energetic Activation
Experience expansion, peace and deep insights about your divine essence.
Light language, divine song and guided visualization offered by
Marla Ima Shanti read more about her at: www.bluelotusloveandlight.com

Full Moon Solo Sacred Sexuality Workshop - Sex Magic for WOMXN with Rae Halder

Solo Sex Magic for Womxn, Sunday April 29th, 4pm-7pm, $30 Suggested Donation (pay what you can) 

CALLING ALL WITCHY WOMXN RECLAIMING THEIR SACRED POWER

Our sexual energy is one of the most powerful sources of manifestation available to humans. Yet it's one that's thoroughly under utilized, having deep imbedded shame around it (not to mention the fear of witches, i.e. women who heal through utilizing their energy). In this practice of sex magic you’re using your sexual energy -- the energy typically utilized for creating a baby -- to manifest your desires. You’re using your sexual energy as fuel. It’s basically one of the most powerful sources of manifestation available to humans. Yet one that is thoroughly under utilized, and has deep embedded shame around it.

A lot of us have shame around our desires. Fear around getting what we really want. So this workshop also works toward uncovering our shadows when it comes to manifestation and magic. 

The following components will be covered:

- how to create a solid intention that works for sex magic

- how to harness your sexual energy to use it for manifesting your desires

- how to do shadowwork to understand what might be blocking you from your manifestations

- how to recognize that this work is sacred and holy work, not just work of the "gluttonous or greedy"

- how to channel your sexual energy through powerful embodied practices

Full Moon Ceremony • Throwing of the Bones

Sunday April 29th, 1-3pm ~ In many cultures, Full Moon is a time of gathering for community ceremony. Come join us for Throwing of the Bones Ceremony, an ancient divination and healing art in the ways of Ka Ta See. In response to your questions, this powerful healing ceremony offers guidance, doctoring, and teachings from the spirits in the bone bundle. The doctoring and gifts from the spirits will begin before we meet and continue to touch your life after you receive the ceremony.


JoAnne Dodgson • www.joannedodgson.com
$20 suggested donation

 

Lunar New Year Ceremony - Throwing of the Bones - Peruvian Healing Art w/ Joanne Dodgson

New Years Ceremony - Peruvian Divination & Healing Art

Bone Throwing in the ways of Ka Ta See is an ancient divination ceremony and healing art. Bone Throws offer guidance and doctoring from the sixty-plus Spirits in the bone bundle. Experience the beauty and healing of this ancient ceremony during our gathering.

Sunday February 18th, 1pm-3pm, $20 suggested donation

JoAnne Dodgson is a healer, teacher, and ceremonial guide in the ways of Ka Ta See, a tradition from the Eastern Andes.

www.joannedodgson.com

A very special gathering to honor our mothers ~ your mother

joanne@joannedodgson.com • 505.579.0074

Sex & Yoga 101

Join Heather Promise for an afternoon of challenge and adventure while you uncover some of the deeper aspects of sex and sexuality as it is understood from the yogic perspective. The curriculum is based on the book “Sacred Sexual Bliss” by Sat-Kaur Khalsa, Ed.D. and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. This workshop includes: lecture, physical practice, Q&A, and meditation (plus a surprise bonus feature). This educational program is an introduction to the subject and is open to individuals as well as couples. Must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian. Wear comfortable clothes and bring an open mind. 

Saturday December 23rd, 12pm-4pm, $65 - individual/$100 - couple

Yoga Teachers must pre-register to receive CEUs

 

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

Get CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Renewal with Alana Grier

Time to get your CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Renewal!

Saturday October 21st

4pm-7:30pm

CPR/AED card $40.00

With First Aid $50.00

CPR/AED and First Aid

Classes and 2 year certification cards with ASHI. The purpose of the Adult CPR/AED course is to give individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic first aid care for breathing and cardiac emergencies until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This course includes use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This course also teaches participants: priority of care; safety concerns; and first aid skills. 

With Alana Grier LMT, RYT, Cht, Certified Professional Coach, Yoga Therapy and Personal Training.

alanag@365well.org

High Frequency Loft (HFL) - 1335 Gusdorf Road, Suite Q highfrequencyloft.com

 

 

Usui/Holy Fire II REIKI Level One Training w/ Bee Falcon

Join Bee Falcon, MA, Intuitive Reader, & Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master for Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Level One Training.

Wednesday, 10/11/17 & Friday, 10/13/17

 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm each day

Learn Reiki as a gentle though profound energy healing modality. Reiki is a peaceful path of relaxation, relief from anxiety, pain, & stress, as well as a spiritual meditative practice. This class will mainly focus on the Intuitive Method of Reiki healing. We will use the International Center for Reiki Training Reiki Levels One & Two manual as reference during class. This comprehensive manual includes the traditional Hayashi hand methods & information on Japanese and Reiki healing techniques. It is not required to purchase for this class, though will be available for additional $20.  

What to Expect in Bee’s Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Level One class:

  • Empowering, Intuitive, heart-guided Reiki
  • Learn how to facilitate a dynamic Reiki healing session
  • An historical perspective on the evolution of Reiki that will explore the Usui Sensei lineage leading to William Lee Rand, founder of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) who taught Bee’s teachers & mentors
  • Reflect on the development of Usui Reiki and Holy Fire Reiki as taught by the ICRT
  • Explore Reiki as a path to personal & collective healing through prayer, meditation, & various treatment techniques
  • Participate in discussions, healing experiences, and hands-on sessions both giving & receiving Reiki
  • Guidance from a Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master & MA, Anthropology with an empathic healing background.
  • Receive a Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Level One practitioner certificate from the ICRT upon successful completion of the class.
  • Cost for both days of Reiki Level One training is $80 per person

 

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.