All are welcome to attend this healthy lifestyle focus on Rehabilitation Yoga. Time will allow for discussion and Q/A. No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
"Rehabilitation Yoga" is unique in that the focus is on theory and practice of mind-body science and breath over bodily movements performed in standard yoga practice.
The end result and purpose is to augment and hasten healing from sports and other injuries and surgeries, as well as to prevent repeated injury to the body’s vulnerable areas.
Exceedingly gentle practice and discussion will take place, along with ample time for questions and answers. If you have any concern about participation, please check with your health care practitioner. Your health practitioner is also welcome to call the presenter if more information is needed before granting permission.
Time: Tuesday March 26, 2-4 pm
Location: The Shift, 708 Fleming Street Hendersonville
Cost: Donation, paid to The Shift
Presenter: Leslie Ferree Morrill, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-500 Registered Yoga Teacher
Leslie’s medical yoga experience includes:
Therapeutic Yoga for cancer patients and nursing staff (Mission Hospital), Adaptive Yoga for persons with chronic illness and wheelchair individuals (Council on Aging, Health and Yoga Lifestyle classes for in-patients (South Coast Medical Center).
Her yoga teaching career spans over forty years which includes leadership positions in Yoga Education Society and founding member of Yoga Alliance.
She moved to Asheville in 2007 and now resides in Hendersonville with her husband Grant and cat Mathilda
Leslie welcomes any questions or concerns:
What's in a name? For the rose, it may smell as sweet no matter what name it is given, but for our goals and dreams it is far too easy to let them fall by the wayside as we let the chaos of life take over. By taking the time to give our dreams a name, to give them detailed explanations of what they look like and feel like, we give them an identity that we can connect with and pursue. Join us on March 26 for our first Spark Your Soulfire workshop designed to help us give life to our dreams.
We can't wait to see you there! $5 donation suggested but not required. Bring yourself, bring your dreams, bring your friends and come Spark Your SoulFire!
This 7-week series will be for the absolute beginner and for experienced dancers wanting to review basic technique. Focus will be on how belly dance can improve posture, energy, core strength, and a healthy lower back outside of class.
Drop Ins are $25
Single Classes may be purchased in advance $22
Your first class is $10
First time students are defined as students who are new to Erin.
Shift members use code SPECIALTY for online purchase.
Everywhere you have muscle connecting from one place to the next, this is the path along which Yamuna Body Rolling takes you. The Yamuna ball becomes the hands of the therapist and your weight creates the traction, movement, pressure and release on the ball - this is the unique magic of Yamuna! In this class we will focus on the muscle groups of the legs - hamstrings, calves, quads, and inner thighs for happy ankles, knees and hips.
$60 ~ price does not include Yamuna® Fitness tools; tools will be provided for use and available for purchase for home practice. Early Bird by March 9th, $50.
Please contact Michelle Arington to register and pay
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Michelle Arington, from Athens, Ga, is a certified Integrative Nutrition Mind-Body Health & Wellness Coach, SilverSneakers® and NASM certified fitness trainer; Ageless Grace™ Educator, Nia White Belt and trauma-informed IAYT Yoga therapist; Yamuna® Body Rolling & Foot Fitness practitioner and Yamuna® teacher trainer.
Michelle maintains a private wellness coaching practice in Athens, Ga., and offers public classes, workshops and corporate wellness programs that focus on the topics of self-care, and pain, stress and mood management using the tools of nutrition, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and Yamuna®
$10-$20 Sliding Scale. 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.
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.
Creative Alchemy - Honor Your Muse. Find Your Voice. Transform Your Life.
Are you ready to engage in a courageous, outrageous, bold and beautiful creative journey surrounded by support and guidance, nurturing and encouragement? YES! Of course, you are!
Begins on April 10th and meets for six consecutive Wednesdays
from 1 - 3 pm at The Shift Studio in Hendersonville.
$150/person (includes book and free 30-minute coaching session
Purchase Online or Register in Advance
Using the chapters (lessons) from my recently published book, Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life, as the curriculum, we'll explore the alchemy of creativity by learning to:
1. Gather the Courage to Create (accountability, risks, freedom)
2. Honor your Muse (cultivating, caring, making friends)
3. Light the Creative Fires (imagination, sacred space, creative rituals)
4. Listen to Life (dreams, intuition, body wisdom)
5. Find Your Unique Voice (self-love, authenticity, destiny)
6. Transform Your Life (community, service, faith)
You'll also be working together with a group of fabulous creative kindreds who will support you every step of the way and beyond!
The class is open to creators in all creative mediums including writers, artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, etc.
Victoria Fann is a writer, transformational coach, creative guide and community builder. She’s been facilitating groups and leading creative workshops throughout the U.S. since 1989. Her dance with the written word has been a constant in her life giving birth to poetry, articles, essays, plays, screenplays, and most recently, a book about creativity called Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life which was published in December 2018. You can learn more about her and her work on her website www.victoriafann.com.
Here's a link to the book:
Somatic Pelvic Floor Yoga & Yoga Nidra
Saturday, March 9, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$30 if paid in advance. $40 day-of. 20% off for Shift Members.
Learn a gentle somatic yoga process to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and to elevate your physical and emotional vitality. Each monthly workshop will have a different focus, combining Somatic Yoga and Yoga Nidra, to Ignite Your Sacred Center and will re-sculpt your energetic center of creativity and sensual expression. Participants will leave this workshop with an enhanced Brain-Body-Yoni Connection and a deep invitation to express their feminine presence.
In our time together we will use Somatic Yoga and Yoga Nidra to:
+ Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles
+ Reestablish a coherent brain-body-yoni connection
+ Awaken your physical and emotional vitality
+ Re-sculpt your feminine presence
JeanMarie Murphy, RYT 500 As part of recovering from years of bookkeeping (and only teaching yoga as a hobby) Jean Marie entered the world of mind-body medicine earning her RYT 500 as a Kripalu yoga teacher. From the Integral Yoga Institute (Satchidananda Ashram) she received a cardiac yoga teacher certification and within that training she learned Laughter Yoga (1997). As her version of post graduate work, she received certification from The Academy for Guided Imagery and The Muscular Therapy Institute. In these extensive multi-year trainings she developed her passion for neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, anatomy and physiology and her skill as a conscious embodiment coach.
After years of teaching to the patients and staff in hospital and hospice settings, her focus of enhancing somatic awareness and consciousness embodiment has shifted to working with individuals taking up the leadership of their lives. As a process called Engaging Your Wholeness, she teaches Yoga Nidra, Laughter Yoga and her specialized pelvic floor somatic yoga series for women transitioning into peri-menopause and menopause. She hosts a monthly program called Feed Your Juicy that includes a monthly themed yoga nidra recording and a free Q & A tele-seminar on the New and Full Moon. JeanMarie can be reached at www.engagingyourwholeness.com
One Choir, Many Voices
Singing gently at the thresholds of life in over 200 communities around the world.
Our goal is to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying. A calm and focused presence at the bedside, with gentle voices, simple songs, and sincere kindness, can be soothing and reassuring to clients, family, and caregivers alike.
When we are invited to a bedside, we visit in groups of two to four singers. We invite families and caregivers to join us in song or to participate by listening. We choose songs to respond to the client's musical taste, spiritual direction, and current receptivity. Many of the songs we offer are composed by Threshold Choir members specifically to communicate ease, comfort, and presence. Because our songs are not religiously oriented, our singing is appropriate for those who are deeply spiritual, whether religious or not.
Families have said that our presence helps them to “be” with their loved one after the “doing” is done. Often they will continue to sing for their loved one after we have departed.
The service is our gift; there is no charge.
Do you know the three most dangerous driving concerns for drivers over 50? What is the # 1 cause of accidents in North Carolina? Are roundabouts safer or just a confusing mess? The AARP Smart Driver course is the first research based, refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. It addresses these questions and covers the basics of “What’s Changing”, which is everything from cars, roads, and traffic patterns to, of course, all of us! Join us for Smart Driver to refresh your skills and become an even safer driver! The course will be offered at The Shift on April 25th. There is no “behind the wheel” time to worry about, no one is assessing your abilities, and there are no tests to take! We’ll even make sure coffee and snacks are available!
The one-time class runs for four hours from 1-5pm. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.**
Register with Heather at 828-450-1166 or online: www.theshiftstudio.com/register
Payment is by cash or check the day of class
(Please arrive by 12:45pm to take care of payment and registration. Class begins promptly at 1pm). Limited to 20 participants.
May 14 through May 22, 2019 $4,795 single/$4,495 double Includes:
▪ Airfare from Asheville to Naples, Italy
▪ 7 nights accommodations at La Loggia
▪ Daily morning flow yoga and evening restorative yoga
▪ Fresh, healthy locally sourced meals daily
▪ Massage at La Loggia
▪ And much more...
▪ This tour is limited to 16 guests.
Sandi Hartz completed 230 hours of Yoga Training in 2000, along with certifications in Iyengar Yoga and Yoga for MS in subsequent years. Sandi brings a nurturing touch along with positive alignment techniques to gently release, stretch, and strengthen body, mind and spirit. Sandi teaches in Brevard and at The Shift in Hendersonville, NC.
For more information, please visit The Shift at www.theshiftstudio.com.
This exclusive tour is offered through Virago Journeys a boutique travel agency, located in Hendersonville, NC. A $1,000 deposit is needed to claim your spot. Pay in full by November 30, receive a $300 discount.
For more information, call 828-771-6040 and reserve your space. www.viragojourneys.com
Join us for a Specialty class offered in March and April with Aoife Clancy. No class March 13th. We do not require pre-registration. Members receive 10% off.
Leslie Morrill, E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist has served as the Yoga Therapist at Council on Aging and Area Agency on Aging in Asheville.
Proven and practical techniques from both Yoga and Integrative Medicine will be given in this relaxed workshop setting.
We will discuss and practice methods to help prevent falls and improve balance - simple and easy to apply in everyday life, starting immediately!
SELF-AWARENESS (knowing where we are in space) and FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY (proper standing, sitting, and walking alignment) are KEYS TOO FREEDOM.
SOME TOPICS WE WILL COVER:
MOVEMENTS AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISES TO HELP PREVENT FALLS
HOW TO AVOID SHUFFLING (A FALL WAITING TO HAPPEN)
HOW TO INCREASE JOINT MOBILITY
HOW TO SAFELY PICK UP ARTICLES FROM THE FLOOR
HOW TO SAFELY TRANSITION FROM SITTING TO STANDING AND VICE VERSA
YOGA TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING PROPRIOCEPTION AWARENESS
This workshop is valuable not only for seniors approaching or in the higher fall-risk age (65 and over, like the workshop presenter herself), but for caregivers, facility staff, and anyone in the eldercare industry!
Class Cards Welcome.
In The Voice of Knowledge, Miguel Ruiz reminds us of a profound and simple truth: The only way to end our emotional suffering and restore our joy in living is to stop believing in lies — mainly about ourselves. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, this breakthrough book shows us how to recover our faith in the truth and return to our own common sense. Ruiz changes the way we perceive ourselves, and the way we perceive other people.
NOW is a perfect time to discover this wisdom, AND it is my time to share this wisdom you. This Wisdom will take the edge out of the experience of chaos and confusion as we live in a world that often does not make sense. The Earth is so abundant, and yet we are immersed in stories of poverty, famine, and stories of “not enough." We ask ourselves, “How did this happen?”
Hello ELDOA enthusiasts! As you may know, the next ELDOA 6-class session at The Shift is almost here - hooray! Please come and turn back time on your spine! Tell family and friends, too! Everyone can benefit from a little decompression!
For those of you already signed up, this can serve as reminder:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings, March 5th - 21st (3 weeks, 6 classes)
$60 per person / session - Shift members 10% off
$12 - drop-in
Payments made directly to me in the form of cash, ALL major credit cards accepted; checks payable to AIM (Armstrong Integrative Movement)
Please CALL 828-243-8353 to sign up (advance sign-ups greatly appreciated)
Join us for an informative, interactive event !
RSVP by Friday, March 1st firstname.lastname@example.org (828) 595-9271 or (484) 459-3118
Create a Plan - Age with Confidence - Live in the moment - Move forward
Professional experts will discuss: being prepared, staying in control, and achieving the best outcomes in regard to your home, your belongings, your health.
Presenters: Jill Hart - Blue Ridge Real Estate, Laura Uherka - Simply Change & Karen Wolfrom MSA, RNC, CMC - Holistic Elder Services®
Refreshments will be served
Bring your questions, Invite a friend.
Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power. Joyce Meyer
We all know that muscles make us move, but do we know what it feels like to be in all our tissues when we move? What does it feel like when we focus on our skin, fascia, or bones? In this 4-week series we will explore what it feels like to initiate movement from different tissues and to "listen" to what each "says". We will also explore what it feels like to "share energy" throughout the rest of the body with areas that feel depleted or less energetic than others.
Chuck Hunner of Golden Spirit Labyrinths is both a Labyrinth maker and historian.
Come experience the transformational tool of our 7-circuit Chartres Labyrinth with Chuck Hunner. This is his third Walkshop at The Shift. He will take us through the pattern evolution, types of Labyrinths and help us connect, relax, reflect and deepen our awareness of the use of Labyrinths in our modern-day world.
The Shift Studio will be opening their doors for us.
In Divine Reciprocity, Love Donations to the studio are appreciated!
A community gathering to trade/barter/exchange/gift sacred items and receive new-to-you sacred items. We will also sip some delicious herbal tea, and have heart-centered sister connections new & old.
Sacred items can be anything that has been special to you that you feel another sister may find meaningful!
~ Sacred tools, stones, totems, art, sculptures, spiritual items, plants or herbal items, something you make, anything that calls to you. Bring as many or few items as feels aligned.
The swaps will all be handled woman-to-woman…
~ If you bring more than one item, bring a small blanket or scarf to place your items on. We will set up our blankets in a circle on the cushiony labyrinth floor inside the studio. Once you find something you would like to receive, offer something of yours in trade, or cash*.
~ Feel free to bring sellable items & check in to your intention with that as well... knowing that this is a space to gather in sisterhood and connect, not just to set up shop. And with that said, maybe you have some amazing things to offer for $ that we would love to see. Be open to give/receive/exchange however feels true to you.
All femme-identifying folks welcome. Our small children are invited to stay at home, since we will have a floor full of sacred items with some being fragile.
What to bring:
+ Your sacred items to gift or exchange, and a small blanket/scarf to put them on.
+ A mug for tea.
+ *You may desire to bring cash for the possibility of finding something that you would like to call yours, and/or as an offering to the studio.
+ Your open heart
Jessica will provide her Wild Woman’s Moon Herbal tea, and other selections for everyone to enjoy. Bring a mug if you would like any tea!
Learn practical, yoga-based tools that will help you:
– Manage episodes and break cycles of anxiety and depression
– Establish preventative practices that strengthen emotional and neuropsychological resiliency
-Develop a relationship of safety, care-taking, and radical kindness toward yourself.
Sunday, Feb 10th, 1 – 5pm @ The Shift Studio, Hendersonville
$45 Early Bird Registration (by February 1st)
$60 Standard Registration (by February 9th)
(20% off for monthly members of The Shift Studio)
Partner Yoga Playshop
Early Bird Registration (by January 27th) $45 per couple
Standard Registration (by February 1st) $55 per couple
Space is limited; registering in advance is required.
Facilitated by Jenne Sluder, C-IAYT and Ellen Morrissey, C-IAYT
Come explore the playfulness and juicy stretches of yoga-in-relationship! Bring your friend, sweetheart, yoga buddy, or a family member to share your practice with. Releasing tension by offering and receiving support from others is a joy.This playshop is suitable for everyone, including beginners.
Expect creative and accessible stretches, opportunities for deep relaxation, lots of laughter… and chocolate.
ACUPUNCTURE AND GUIDED MEDITATION FOR BALANCING YOUR CHAKRAS
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
There will be mats set up for you in the main studio after you receive your needles or seeds. You may put your mat on top of the one that's already there, or replace it, but we would like to have the space prepared for our guests.
Bring a comfort of home if you'd like for the guided meditation, but we have blankets, eye pillows and props available.
Please note we have parking in front of The Shift, at the back lot there is plenty of extra, we have spaces at our neighboring building (unmarked) and the Pardee guest parking deck. Do not park in front of The Vintage Rose Salon in their marked spaces or in any of the Pardee “Patient Only” spaces. Thank you!
$15 & Energetic Exchange
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. 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
Please purchase in advance which guarantees your reservation. Minimum of 5 ppl, register by January 12th. This very special intensive class blends spinal decompression and myofascial stretches for relief of upper-body chronic pain and tightness.
No ELDOA experience necessary!
Cost: $50, 20% off for members
$50, includes a complimentary service from Erin (See Erin for details)
20% off Shift Members
My goal is to educate the community regarding the appropriate ways to stretch. So many times we look to Google or do what someone else told us to do which is why I'm providing the background information and combining it with knowledge of the body via intuition for more aware decision making.
Workshop will be lecture/ lab style and we will begin with reviewing the difference between active and passive stretching and muscular vs fascial stretching. We will experience what all types feel like in the body and when and when not to use them. At the end of the workshop we will begin to tune into what our yes/ no sensations feel like by asking our bodies yes/ no questions. Handouts will be provided, and feel free to bring a journal.
Liberate Your Muse: A Yoga and Writing Workshop
$35, 20% off for Shift Members. Registration Recommended.
Love yoga? Interested in writing? Robin Greene, Professor of English & Writing, author, and yoga teacher (RYT-200) invites you to join her for three hours of yoga and writing in a workshop designed to liberate your inner muse.
Give yourself the gift of time and reflection; open to your deep self; relax your inner critic; experience a supportive, nonjudgmental, encouraging atmosphere; learn writing fundamentals; release your innate creativity and talent.
All are welcome—new and experienced yogis and writers—those who journal, write poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Chakra opening asanas
Yoga sequences designed to enhance creativity
Time to reflect, write, share, respond
Easy-to-learn writing fundamentals
Encouragement, support, and nurturing
Open to writers of all genres; all levels of experience welcome
Preregistration suggested, not required, limited to 12
Robin Greene is Professor of English and Writing and Director of the Writing Center at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, past recipient of a North Carolina-National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Writing, and has published over ninety pieces of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in literary journals. She’s the author of four books, and her new novel, The Shelf Life of Fire, is due out this spring. Additionally, Robin is a registered yoga teacher (RYT200), cofounder and editor of Longleaf Press, and cofounder of Sandhills Dharma Group, a Buddhist meditation group. She holds a M.A. in English from Binghamton University and a M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Art at Norwich University.