Workshops & Events
SUNDAY, JULY 29TH 12:30-2:00PM
Sharing Our Stories Circle WITH EMILY (fREE)
No experience, conversation, belief, trauma or quiet fear lives only in our minds. Every day we are writing stories. Stories wrapped up in the envelopes of our joints, organs, hearts and more. Rarely do we get to openly and honestly share these stories aloud, with ears that hold our vulnerable words. I invite you to join me, in a sacred circle of sharing our stories. Can you think of a time when you had some sort of physical discomfort that required you to change your daily pattern? What were the circumstances in which you started noticing things change? How long did it play out in your body? How did it change you? This free circle will likely bring unexpected insight as we share and receive awareness of how life changes us. So come without expectations, and with a willingness to learn. As someone who has studied these bio stories for some time, and lived through many of them, I am not only interested in hearing what you have to share, but am willing to contribute insight parallel to what I would offer in my private sessions (only if you want!)
P.s. If you're curious, but don't know of a specific story to share, come anyway. There is so much to gain from being part of a circle!
Sunday, juLY 29TH (every last sunday) 3:00-5:00PM
WITH JENNE SLUDER, CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC YOGA INSTRUCTOR RYT 500
Cost is $20 (20% off for members)
Gentle stretching, self-massage, and a restorative yoga session set to soothing live music, culminate in a Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra guides you to the twilight place between awake and asleep where ultimate relaxation resides, with an invitation to connect more deeply to life. Clinical research highlights the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra for increasing vitality, improving sleep, managing chronic illness, and relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. Registration requested.
SATURDAYS 11:30-12:45 JUNE 16TH - aug 4th
Price $60 for 8 week series if you purchase in advance, Drop-in is allowed
“Swami Satchidananda was one of the early pioneers in bringing the knowledge of Yoga and Vedanta to this country. Had it not been for his contribution we wouldn’t have seen the popularity of Yoga that we see today, which is mainstream. I salute him for helping to change the course of the world.”
Dr. Deepak Chopra, spiritual teacher, author
Been wondering why Yoga is so popular? Been wanting to try but don’t know where to begin? Been feeling too intimidated to just jump into a class? This series, based on Integral Yoga, will allow you to embody the practice in a safe and supportive environment with assistance and modifications geared for your body. Kathleen will guide you and provide you with a balanced practice that you will be able to duplicate at home.
Benefits to yoga include but are not limited to: flexibility, strength, stamina, breath awareness, stress release, organ massage and revitalization, rejuvenation, muscles toning, mind-body-breath connection.
Classes will include a Spiritual reading from the founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda, eye exercises, asanas or poses, yoga nidra or deep relaxation, pranayama or breathing practices, chanting and meditation.
The format is tried and true for over 40 years in the Western world. The poses are classic, traditional and developed for all ages, bodies and abilities.
“To progress in the Integral Yoga Hatha practice, there is no need to keep adding additional poses. The practice deepens and advances when the poses are held longer, with greater concentration.
This approach prevents one from becoming stuck in the physical aspect of Yoga while it allows one to maintain a healthy body and peaceful mind in order to experience a more useful life.”
2nd Mondays 3-4pm
HEART OF THE MATTER - 3 part active meditation
"Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit." Jeremy Taylor
There is something that our hearts long for, no matter what our background, upbringing or culture. Some call it love. Some call it purpose or meaning. Some call it freedom, God, Spirit or Home. Some have no words for it, but they can feel it.
What we seek is often covered by the overwhelm of life, the pain of failed relationships, anxiety, fear, judgments, anger, unworthiness, arrogance and more.
We will be welcoming both the curious and the experienced to come explore our personal power, together with Laura Love Barnum Uherka! Please bring a notebook.
3-Part Meditation Class
ACTIVE – A guided process that uses various types of music, allowing for stress release and a deeper connection to your self and your intentions. Emotional as well as mental and physical relief, opening and clarity.
CALMING – Done through sitting meditation and restorative yoga
MEDITATIVE THINKING – Access your higher intelligence and find answers and ideas about important aspects of your life.
Please dress comfortably and bring a notebook or journal.
This class carries a suggested love donation of $15 and energetic exchange. No one turned away. RSVP suggested. We will have pens, snacks, and props for your ease. Dress comfortably.
starts 7/22 with an intro to the sutras, 4-5:30pm
august - december first three sundays of every month, 4-5:30pm
the five sutras of the aquarian age, kundalini yoga with Jagdeesh Kaur
For the next 2000 years we will be in the Aquarian Age. The official beginning of the Aquarian Age is November 11, 2011 or 11/11/11. Some people have set this date as December 21, 2012. Considering that this is a 2000 year cycle, no matter which date you accept, we are in for lots of change in the near future! This shift is bringing out the best and the worst in mankind. What can you do to make this transition into this new age of information and consciousness?
Sutras are, figuratively and literally, “threads” that string life together.
Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga and spiritual teacher shared these five principles which he called the Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age. They are as simple and straightforward as they are deep and transcendent. They are words to live by.
July 22nd Introduction to the Sutras
1st Sutra August 5th 12th 19th
2nd Sutra September 2nd 9th 16th
3rd Sutra October 7th 14th 21st
4th Sutra November 4th 11th 18th
5th Sutra December 2nd 9th 16th
Through these teachings I hope to give you the tools that will help you manage the challenges of these times with grace, strength, perseverance and love . We will meditate, chant ancient mantras, do physical postures,rest deeply and sometimes I will gong for you .
Suzi Jagdeesh Kaur
Class cards welcome. Members are free. Registration preferred.
SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH, 11:30-12:45
KICK-OFF EVENT FOR BLOOMINGKIDS YOGA WITH POLLY (donations welcome)
Come Play Yoga during our FREE KICKOFF EVENT...PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS INTRODUCTORY YOGA SESSION.
Through the use of yoga games and poses, your child will become more aware of the connection between their mind and body. The ultimate goal is to achieve overall flexibility, strength, and well-being, while having FUN! Polly taught for the Miami-Dade County Public School system for almost 33 years, and just recently retired. She also was a teacher for an after school fitness program, where she was able to introduce the fun of yoga to kids in K-5th grade.
THURSDAYS, AUGUST 16TH-OCTOBER 25TH 2:30-3:30PM
TAI CHI FOR HEALTH (CDC CERTIFIED) with suzanne tindol
Developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), the program utilizes the Tai Chi Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation, balance, and its ease of use for older adults. The movements are taught to both left and right sides and with turns to move forward and backward to improve mobility and offer a variety of combinations.
Tai Chi for Health has been shown to:
- Improve Balance
- Increase Muscular Strength
- Improve Mobility
- Increase Flexibility
- Improve Psychological Health
- Decrease Pain
- Prevent Falls
The target audience is adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases or related musculoskeletal conditions. The program is appropriate for people with mild, moderate and severe joint involvement and back pain. It is also appropriate for adults without arthritis who have a higher risk of falling.
MEMBERS FREE. Class Cards Welcome. Purchase series.
mondays 2:30-4:30 September 17th - november 19th (no class october 8th or november 12th)
a matter of balance - FREE
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.
The program is designed to benefit older adults who:
- Are concerned about falls
- Have sustained falls in the past
- Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
- Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
- Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve
What do participants learn?
The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to:
- View falls as controllable
- Set goals for increasing activity
- Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
- Exercise to increase strength and balance
Registration Required. Participants must attend at least one of the first two sessions in order to participate.