Kundalini: Getting to Know Your Chakras
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Kundalini: Getting to Know Your Chakras

Getting to Know Your Chakras and Making Them Work for You

 Are you interested in finding greater inner harmony, a more reflective state of mind, and a greater sense of personal power? Getting to know your chakras and making them work for you is a great step. Join Betsy Daya Narayan, a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, for an exciting 8-week series exploring our chakras —the energy centers in our bodies. Using yoga, meditation, chanting, and art, we’ll learn ways to open and balance our chakras so they can become a real source of vitality for our lives physically, mentally, and spiritually.

 Many books have been written about the chakras including writings by such famous people as Yogi Bhajan, C.G Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Caroline Myss. Betsy will be using these and other sources to present a broad understanding and experience of the chakras. The first week will be an introduction to the chakra system, its origins, what science has to say about these energy “wheels” in our bodies, activating chakra energy through yoga and meditation, and drawing how you might visualize your chakras. Each of the following weeks will cover one of the seven chakras in greater depth. Time will be allotted for discussion and sharing.

 

If you are interested in this series, you will want to pre-register and plan to attend the series as each class builds on the previous one.

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Gong Meditation
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Gong Meditation

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
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a practice that ANYONE can do; it does not require physical exertion. It is a guided lying-down meditation that induces full-body relaxation and strong states of awareness. This 2-hour session begins with gentle tension-relieving stretches and resting poses, leading up to a 45-minute Yoga Nidra practice. The various elements of the workshop, taken together and practiced regularly, will improve sleep and memory, relieve anxiety and fatigue, and make up a sophisticated set of mind-body tools to generate greater calm and clarity in navigating the storms of life. Cost is $20 (20% off for monthly members of The Shift and Weaverville Yoga). Registration in advance is preferred. 1st Sundays in Weaverville and final Sundays in Hendersonville. Upcoming dates:

Sunday, August 26th, 3-5pm at The Shift Hendersonville REGISTER

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The Quieter Side of Yoga: Savasana & Meditation
Oct
2
4:30 PM16:30

The Quieter Side of Yoga: Savasana & Meditation

Ease into the final hours of your day with a purifying gentle stretch, deep relaxation and restoring meditation. Master Teacher, Emily Miller (Van Eman) has always cherished channeling in soft questions and images during ultra relaxed states, exposing the wise golden threads of those attending. Paradoxically, this inner stillness is often more powerful at shifting lodged pieces within us than our active attempts. Focusing on simplicity rather than productivity, this bottom heavy yoga class puts the emphasis where most classes wrap up. Our sensual 75 minute session begins with an energy teaching, a few stretches that can be done in a chair or on the earth, and pranayama (guided breath). The bulk of our time will be in a lengthy savasana (relaxation) and healthy 20 minute seated meditation. By focusing on the non-movement aspects of yoga, we find our own unique spiritual alignment that we miss while do-ing life. Open to all levels. Mats, chairs and props provided. Bring comfy items from home if you wish!


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Power of Food Seminar (Free)
Oct
6
11:30 AM11:30

Power of Food Seminar (Free)

FREE “POWER OF FOOD” SEMINAR with Bob & Fran German 

How To Kickstart a Healthy-Eating Lifestyle

Presented By Bob & Fran German, authors, speakers, and advocates for a healthier Henderson County. 

This enlightening presentation is a wonderful way to learn about how to prevent and even reverse disease and obesity by making the right food choices.  Add more years to your life and more life to your years by adopting more of a whole food plant-based lifestyle.  

This important program includes an eye-opening video and discussion followed by a comprehensive 'how-to' workshop covering ways to transition to eating healthier, a pantry/refrigerator makeover, losing weight and keeping it off, shopping tips,  cooking ideas, recipes, and more.    

Seating is limited!  Unlock the Power of Food Now. Reserve your spot! www.theshiftstudio.com/register or by calling 828-450-1166

There is no charge for this life-shifting program. Donations Welcome. 

About Bob & Fran…

Bob and Fran German are an inspirational couple who are healthy-lifestyle proponents,     mentors, and authors of the popular book “101 Ways To Be Young At Any Age!”  They believe that getting older does not have to mean getting sicker!  In their presentations, they share their knowledge based on years of wellness research, meeting wisdom teachers while traveling to more than 75 countries, and personal experiences, including overcoming life-threatening diseases. Bob and Fran are not licensed health professionals and they advise everyone to get their doctor’s approval before starting any new lifestyle regimen. The Power of Food Seminars are part of Bob & Fran's Young At Any Age Community

Contact Bob & Fran at bobnfran@gmail.com

Visit their website at www.bobnfran.com

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The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age: Kundalini Yoga Series
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age: Kundalini Yoga Series

For the next 2000 years we will be in the Aquarian Age. 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.

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

Classes include physical postures, meditation, relaxation and mantras. All levels of yoga experience welcome.

Class cards welcome. Members are free. Registration preferred.

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Slacklining & Mindfulness
Oct
9
4:00 PM16:00

Slacklining & Mindfulness

Have you ever wanted to learn how to slackline but don't know how to get started? This is the workshop for you! 

Join Jesse Goldman of Slack-Librium for this donation-based intro class at the beautiful Shift Studio! 

SAVE THE DATE! More info to come...stay tuned!

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers - FREE 6-WEEK SERIES
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - FREE 6-WEEK SERIES

As the series progresses, the six classes build on each other.

Class #1: Taking Care of You

This class sets the stage for the entire course. It emphasizes that the focus is on “YOU, the caregiver, not on the family member receiving care,” and that caregivers will develop a “box of self-care tools.” The challenges of caregiving and significance of caregiver self-care are dramatized through a video. Beginning in this class, caregivers make a weekly action plan for self-care.

Class #2: Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress

Four steps are presented for effective stress management: (1) Identifying early warning signs, (2) Identifying personal sources of stress, (3) Changing what you can change and accepting what you cannot change, and (4) Taking action. Tools to reduce stress are discussed. Participants learn how to change negative self-talk – which increases stress and erodes confidence – to positive self-talk. Beginning in this class, caregivers learn five relaxation activities that are easy to incorporate into their daily lives.

Class #3: Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns

Participants learn how to communicate their feelings, needs and concerns more effectively by using “I” messages. Through brief dramatizations, participants experience the impact of both “I” messages and “You” messages (which tend to sound blaming and put people on the defensive). They practice changing “You” messages to “I” messages, and identifying when statements beginning with the word “I” are actually “Hidden You” messages.

Class #4: Communicating in Challenging Situations

Participants practice two communication tools – assertiveness and Aikido – which are helpful in difficult situations. They learn a four-step process, called DESC (Describe, Express, Specify, and Consequence) for using the assertive style of communication. With Aikido, participants learn how to align and find “common ground” with a person who is distressed. A segment highlights guidelines for communicating with a person who is memory impaired.

Class #5: Learning From Our Emotions

The overriding theme of this class is “our emotions are messages we need to listen to.” It emphasizes that feelings occur for a reason and that feelings are neither good nor bad. Focus is on identifying constructive ways for dealing with difficult feelings – especially anger, guilt, and depression – and resources for professional help.

Class #6: Mastering Caregiving Decisions

Focus is on the internal emotional process caregivers go through when they experience a life change. Tools for dealing with changes and for making tough decisions – including a decision-making model and the family meeting – are discussed.

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