Yin & Chakras *The Lower Chakra Series
to Oct 30

Yin & Chakras *The Lower Chakra Series

Join Bitsy for a magical exploration of the chakras through a yin based yoga practice coupled with breath work, mudra and yoga nidra. The journey through your chakras will illuminate your energy centers opening up pathways to spiritual awakening and development that can affect your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Each chakra session will be 1.5 hours.

A diffuser with organic oils may be used during class with scents designed to match the chakra energy.

Session starts 6:00-7:30; plan on an extra 15 minutes post class to absorb the practice and meditation and allow yourself to come back to the present moment and be ready to drive home.

Year-Long Members 20% off, Early bird till 9/18 : 2 Class Cards Welcome, or $25/session After 9/18, Drop-Ins are $35, or you may purchase 3 or 6-session packages (for the Lower & Upper Chakra classes -

Yin: Lower Chakras +Yoga Nidra October 16. 23. 30

Root, Sacral and Solar

Yin: Upper Chakras + Yoga Nidra Dec 4,11,18


Year-Long Members 20% off, Early bird till 9/18 : 2 Class Cards Welcome, or $25/session After 9/18, Drop-Ins are $35, or you may purchase 3 or 6-session packages.

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Yoga for Arthritis & Osteoperosis
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Arthritis & Osteoperosis

Yoga for Arthritis & Osteoperosis class series with Jenne Sluder

5-Week Series, Wednesdays, October 23 – November 20th 1pm-2:15pm

Full Series: $65, Partial Series: $15 per class (register in advance)

Yoga is among the most effective exercises for improving bone and joint health.

This 5-week series is suitable for total beginners and advanced yogis. You will learn:

· exercises for building bone density, stabilizing and lubricating joints,

and reducing pain and inflammation

· how to reduce wear-and-tear on your spine, bones, and joints

· how to modify movements in yoga, fitness routines, and in daily life to prevent fractures and inflammation

· techniques to improve balance and to reduce the risk of falls.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

$10 OFF the Full Series for those who attended the Sept 25th workshop

Register at http://jennesluder.com/event/5-week-arthritis-osteoporosis-yoga-series/

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Gong Meditation
5:30 PM17:30

Gong Meditation

By Donation. Registration preferred. Every Last Saturday of the month!

Gong meditation is a unique type of sound practice that involves using therapeutic gong sounds and vibrations to bring about healing. This practice is also sometimes referred to as a “gong bath” because participants are “bathed” in meditation gong sound waves. The goal of “gong meditation” is usually therapeutic, whereas mindfulness meditation has many therapeutic benefits, but its deeper goal is awareness and non-judgmental appreciation of the present moment.

Sound therapy has long been used to manage a broad range of health conditions. The treatments are based on the understanding that all forms of matter – including our body’s cells – vibrate at different frequencies. Factors such as stress, depression and disease cause cells and organs within our bodies to vibrate at non-optimal frequencies.

(Source: https://mindworks.org/blog/what-is-gong-meditation-and-how-is-it-practiced/)

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Yoga Nidra
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Nidra

Purchase/Register Here

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.  

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Aerial Deep Stretch + Sound Healing Journey
7:00 PM19:00

Aerial Deep Stretch + Sound Healing Journey

Saturday November 9, 7-8:30pm Exchange: $30 Non Members; $25 Members

Purchase Online> Drop Ins only if space allows.

Round out your week with a blissful deep stretch class.

We’ll start with a short guided meditation followed by a deep stretch practice aided by the aerial hammocks, and then finish class with a 30 minute sound journey savasana.

If you have ever wanted to try Aerial Yoga, but were not sure where to start, this is the class for you.

During Savasana you will rest and relax in the aerial hammock while Katie Sutton takes you on a relaxing journey with sounds from a host of instruments, including crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, native flute, drums, and many more.

Class is limited to 8 spots so sign up early!

Katie Sutton is the founder of Zen Within Academy an academy that has online and in person programs to promote consciousness shifts and spiritual awakening. She has over 13 years of experience within the wellness industry as an Aerial Yoga Instructor, Meditation Coach and Sound/Energy Healer.

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Activating Higher Consciousness: A Sacred Healing Ceremony
1:00 PM13:00

Activating Higher Consciousness: A Sacred Healing Ceremony

Cost: $45 Day of; $40 Early Bird; $35 for Members Purchase Online

In this special healing ceremony Gail Hagenbuch and Katie Sutton will help you shift and align with the changing frequencies coming into Earth at this time. This will enable greater spiritual growth, physical healing and emotional clearing for each participant.

Katie and Gail will weave together several different modalities for this healing ceremony including:

Intuitive Energy Healing

Sound Healing with dozens of different instruments

Selenite Swords of Light & Crystal/Stone Medicine Healing

Light Language and Tonal/Frequency Healing

Participants can expect to leave lighter, more connected to higher self, full of joy, expansive and relaxed.

Space is limited to just 25 participants to ensure each person receives one on one attention during the healing ceremony.

Gail is a Cosmic Medicine Woman with over 15 years experience in Energy Arts and Spiritual Awakening. With the assistance of the alchemy of highly powered crystal infused tools, Gail offers a cutting-edge experience of accelerated healing that transmutes karma; activates & anchors vital cosmic energies in the body, and shifts consciousness. www.gailhagenbuch.com

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Acupuncture & Guided Meditation
12:30 PM12:30

Acupuncture & Guided Meditation

FOR BALANCING YOUR CHAKRAS  - Acupuncture & Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls

This experience will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and rebalanced!  

Arrive between 12:30 and 12:45 for Acupuncture

 Guided Meditation & Crystal Bowls starts at 1:00pm, ends at 2pm

Tuesdays, November 19th, December 10th, and January 7th

 please arrive 15-30 minutes early for needle placement and to comfortably settle into your floor space

Energy Exchange, $15 , Register here

 Karen Benson, Certified Health Coach and Mary Houge, Licensed Acupuncturist, have teamed up to provide a wonderfully synergistic combination of acupuncture and guided meditation for well-being in a group setting. Mary will insert micro acupuncture needles in your ears (you may opt for ear seeds instead). Then while the acupuncture transcends you into deep relaxation, opening you to possibilities, Karen will lead you through a beautiful guided imagery for balancing your chakras as Mary enhances your journey with sound healing using crystal bowls with the frequency of each chakra. You will be able to continue balancing your chakras at home using a healing touch method that Karen incorporates into the meditation.

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Winter Solstice ~ Sacred Circle Immersion day-long Retreat
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Solstice ~ Sacred Circle Immersion day-long Retreat

Illuminating the Vision

With a chill in the air, the veils & trees thinned bringing clear seeing, and the sacred stillness of steeping in the medicine of deep winter’s darkness… we feel the soul calling to immerse in this wintery cave to reflect, nourish, and deeply tend to our selves.

Through Seasonal Ritual, Inner Alchemy, Energy Medicine, Soul Journey, Breathwork, Visioning, Sacred Ceremony, and the container of Women’s Circle… we are supported as we clear ourselves of 2019, reset our nervous systems, and create space to dream up a soul-aligned cycle ahead. In this celebration of the Rebirth of the Light/Sun… we will be Illuminating the Vision for our path and desires for an intentional 2020. We will attune to the frequency of our YES and anchor new vibrations in to our BEings.

* A deep experiential Breathwork Soul Journey

* Energy Medicine, Inner Alchemy, Visioning

* Seasonal Ritual & ‘Dreaming in the Darkness’ at Winter Solstice exact

* Solstice reflections and Sacred Ceremony

* Crafting Vision Boards and/or Intention Candles

* Create a Yule Herbal Sachet Amulet

* Cacao Herbal Elixir & Wild Woman’s Moon Herbal Tea

* Lunch, mindful snacks, homemade herbed Holy-Day cookies (all vegan and gf)*

* Illuminating the Vision for a soul-aligned 2020 & an astrological invitation to restructure our world and our lives

* Connect & Commune with deeply authentic & loving women

* Re-Presence into & Re-Member the infinite inner wellspring

* Enliven Wisdom, Compassion, Harmony, Healing, Balance, Oneness

* Attune to the frequency of your deepest yes

* Clear out anything keeping you from feeling free, wild, limitless, expansive, & true

* All materials are provided for everything we need throughout our day ~ vision boards, intention candles, yule herbal sachet amulets, food, drinks, props for comfort, etc.

Our Retreat will begin at 10:00 a.m. as we cross the threshold into Sacred Space ~ on the cushiony & lush indoor labyrinth. A ‘Dreaming in the Darkness’ visioning ritual will invite us to Align with Winter Solstice exact @ 11:19 a.m. We will Circle, explore seasonal reflections, enjoy an Herbal Cacao Elixir, dive deeply in to our hearts and the Wisdom within… then we will enter into experiential Soul space with an activated Breathwork Journey, Energy Medicine, and extended Visioning. A hearty warm soup lunch* will nourish us as we return to our bodies and waking states. We will weave our visions and all that was enlivened into vision boards & intention candles… and then create Yule Herbal Amulets. Our space will close ceremoniously as we Circle back around with our sisters, our revelations, our YES. We will spend a full day together immersing into Seasonal Wisdom, Healing & Nourishment, Activation & Attunement, Expansion, Exploration, Alchemy, Sisterhood, and the Soul-self.


“This really felt like a retreat!”
“This was exactly what I needed.”
“Thank You for the wonderful Solstice Day you so exquisitely planned for us. It was so deep, so nourishing and authentic. Who you are and what you do is, well, just LOVELY.”

— 2018 winter solstice day-long retreat sisters


If you attended last year…
we will carry the magical feel of that gathering with some beautiful shifts that are unique to this year!


Saturday, December 21st 2019. 10:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.

On the cushiony & lush indoor labyrinth
@ The Shift Studio ~ 708 B Fleming Street, Hendersonville NC.


Lunch and mindful snacks included (all vegan and gf)!

Energetic Exchange: $143. Deposit of $73 reserves your space.

Space is limited to 12 to hold an intimate alchemical container.


All details and registration at www.jessicaricchetti.com/winter-solstice

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Oneness Blessing with Wendy Morrison
6:30 PM18:30

Oneness Blessing with Wendy Morrison

The Oneness Blessing (also known as Deeksha) is a nondenominational benediction given on top of the head.  A unique and specific blessing, it is the transfer of Divine Energy which, over time is designed to bring about the state of Oneness and Awakening in the recipient. 

$10-$20 Energetic Exchange (Registration Required). You may pay online or in person, once registered.

Registerwendy@mothernaturesun.com or www.TheShiftStudio.com/register

You will be led through specific processes such as Ananda Mandala (breath work through the chakras) or Chakra Dhyana (chanting through the chakras) to prepare you to be a stronger channel to receive the Blessing. 

A Sound Immersion will also be part of this divine experience. PLEASE bring mat and a blanket to make your experience more comfortable. Extras will be available, but are limited.

Oneness Blessing Giver:
 Wendy Morrison
Registration is required.
wendy@mothernaturesun.com or www.TheShiftStudio.com/register


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Voices of the Natural World: Plant Spirit Medicine
10:00 AM10:00

Voices of the Natural World: Plant Spirit Medicine


Although we would have liked to have been “rain or shine”, since the forecast seems to be more than just wet, we will wait until another time.

Join us for Plant Spirit Medicine!

Private Residence, 28739, Arrive: 9:30, Depart: 3:30-4:00pm

Cost $45, 20% off Shift members

If you are interested in carpooling from The Shift and for more information, please contact Heather via e-mail, or call: 828-450-1166

“When the plants hear someone, even just one person, listening once again they like it very much. So that's a wonderful offering in itself." Eliot Cowan, Plant Spirit Medicine

Plant Spirit Medicine marks the return of a very ancient form of healing. Our ancestors, who lived so connected to the land, knew that the natural world was infused with awareness and spirit and that the spirits of the local plants were joyful to join in friendship with the people.

Here in this season of abundant spring and this time of vibrant expression of the natural world, join us for an offsite day of stories about the Plant Spirits and the deep healing medicine that comes from our green friends. During this experiential program, we will spend time in nature, learning the language of plants, how to engage with them and hear their voices. Together we will explore the wisdom of the plant people and the messages they share with us. Refreshments and a pot luck lunch.

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