Beginner Belly Dance
Feb
21
6:45 PM18:45

Beginner Belly Dance

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.  No class January 24th.

Entire Series, 7-Week Discount:

$130 for first-time students & $140 for returning students

Drop Ins are $25

Single Classes may be purchased in advance $22

Your first class is $10

PURCHASE

First time students are defined as students who are new to Erin.

Shift members use code SPECIALTY for online purchase.

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Labyrinth Walkshop
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Labyrinth Walkshop

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.

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Yamuna Self-Care Solutions: Feet, Ankle, Calves
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Yamuna Self-Care Solutions: Feet, Ankle, Calves

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD with YAMUNA® FOOT FITNESS!

Saturday, February 23 / 2-4pm
$60 ~ price does not include Yamuna® Foot Fitness tools; tools will be provided for use and available for purchase for home practice.

Early Bird price ~ by Feb. 1 $50

Must pay by Feb. 15 to hold your place
Please contact Michelle Arington to register and pay

Yamuna® Foot Fitness quickly and effectively restores healthy foot function, heals & prevents injury and develops strong, flexible, pain-free feet at any age.

Perfect for ANYONE with feet!! From runners, dancers, and yogis to anyone who stands all day in shoes, to anyone who has been suffering without a real solution to their foot pain, Yamuna® Foot Fitness provides the education and tools you need to recover and rebuild healthy foot function. 

The focus for this workshop is Yamuna® self-care solutions for the feet, ankles and calves, but you may be surprised to see how the whole body benefits! 

Bunions, flat feet, heel pain, hammer toes, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, even neck pain can be relieved by a little self-discovery and a committed self-care practice of Yamuna® Foot Fitness. Happy feet! Happy life!

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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®.

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Gong Meditation
Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

Gong Meditation

$15 Suggested 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
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

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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Embodiment
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Embodiment

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. 

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A Matter of Balance - FREE
Mar
4
to Apr 22

A Matter of Balance - FREE

FREE 8-Week Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program

Registration Required - Spaces are Limited

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.

Who should attend?

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

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Embrace C.A.L.M.
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Embrace C.A.L.M.

Join us for an informative, interactive event !

RSVP by Friday, March 1st karen@holisticelderservices.com (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

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Somatic Pelvic Floor Yoga & Yoga Nidra
Mar
9
1:30 PM13:30

Somatic Pelvic Floor Yoga & Yoga Nidra

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 


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Song Bath with Threshold Choir
Mar
9
4:00 PM16:00

Song Bath with Threshold Choir

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.

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Yoga for Falls Prevention & Balance
Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Falls Prevention & Balance

Donation-Based Workshop

Let us know you’re coming!

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!

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Yoga for Rehabilitation & Healing
Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Rehabilitation & Healing

Donation-Based Workshop

Let us know you’re coming!

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:

(828) 333-1537


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Yoga Italia
May
14
to May 22

Yoga Italia

More Info: https://www.viragojourneys.com/yoga-italia.html

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


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Sacred Swap - Gathering in Sisterhood
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Sacred Swap - Gathering in Sisterhood

RSVP to Jessica@jessicaricchetti.com or by clicking "going" on fb ~ in order to help estimate how many will be joining us, for setup and logistic purposes. Thank you!

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.

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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

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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!

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Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

Register Now!

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)

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Partner Yoga Playshop
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Partner Yoga Playshop

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.

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Acupuncture & Guided Meditation
Jan
22
2:30 PM14:30

Acupuncture & Guided Meditation

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

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ELDOA Workshop
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

ELDOA Workshop

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

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Stretching & Intuition 101
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Stretching & Intuition 101

$50, includes a complimentary service from Erin (See Erin for details)

Purchase

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. 

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Liberate Your Muse: A Yoga and Writing Workshop
Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

Liberate Your Muse: A Yoga and Writing Workshop

Liberate Your Muse: A Yoga and Writing Workshop

$35, 20% off for Shift Members. Registration Recommended.

Register Here

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.     

Enjoy

  • Chakra opening asanas  

  • Yoga sequences designed to enhance creativity

  • Pranayama breathing

  • Time to reflect, write, share, respond

  • Easy-to-learn writing fundamentals

  • Encouragement, support, and nurturing

Participant Info

  • Open to writers of all genres; all levels of experience welcome

  • Workshop: $35

  • Preregistration suggested, not required, limited to 12

About Robin

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.

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Winter Solstice Retreat
Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Solstice Retreat

Full details and registration: www.jessicaricchetti.com/retreats

Circle up with us, sister. On the cushiony & lush indoor labyrinth we will spend an entire day of sacred ceremony, sweet celebration, fun connection, and deepening in through a journey of inner alchemy.

The air is chilling, the nights are getting longer, and the year is coming to a close. In this space, we will curl up with our sweaters, blankets, candles, and sip some hot cacao while we reflect on the year that is passing and the new solar year that offers us a clean slate for rebirthing a consciously crafted experience. We will playfully enjoy the seasonal delights of holy-day cookies, yuletide songs/chants, and a sacred gift exchange all while being held in the healing space of sisterhood. Through intentional tuning-in and attuning to the soul wisdom within, we will craft vision boards and share a visioning of our year ahead for our sisters to hold with us!

In the spirit of equal parts play and deep soul work, we come together for connection and fun… and truly, we come together in that way to set the tone for us taking a dive in to our ‘selves and soul’ for a journey with inner alchemy. We will have a complete full moon circle to close our time… including experiential energy medicine, shadow dives, and transformational breathwork. From this space, we receive deepened guidance, healing, and support arising from within. A soul communion that amplifies, enlivens, and activates the remembrance of our truest essence. We come together to heal, to remember, to expand our conscious awareness, and to root ourselves in the support of the infinite.

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Bring Your Own Presence: Home for the Holidays
Dec
18
1:45 PM13:45

Bring Your Own Presence: Home for the Holidays

Registration Suggested. Class Cards Welcome.

As Thanksgiving concludes and we have just a few short weeks before Christmas, emotions, including anxiety, and the dance of family dynamics and day to day stressors can challenge our nervous systems, our relationships, and our healthier routines.

During the first three Tuesdays of December, come to The Shift and Bring Your Own Presence- the first half of the class will be Walking Labyrinth, moving into a Standing Exploratory Movement session with Closing Circle for reflection – Bring your own journal if you’d like to make notes.

Why the Labyrinth? The Labyrinth is a tool to enter deeper, allowing the mind to rest and the body to express itself. As you enter the center, release whatever emotions your body feels like expressing, while gathering what it feels is missing. Trust that you will discover an inner knowing and allow yourself to go with it.


What is exploratory movement?

It is whatever you want it to be…freeing, an invitation to allow your body to lead, to trust its inner wisdom and to be open. It is not choreographed or rehearsed and it is uniquie to the individual inner journey in that moment.


Denise will hold the sacred space for your experience.

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Winter Solstice Celebration (Bhakti with Jenne)
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Solstice Celebration (Bhakti with Jenne)

This is a donation-based event ($5 - $10 suggested). Join us and bring your friends/family!

We’ll gather at sundown as we honor the longest night of the year and celebrate the coming light. Musical performance…carols, mantras, hymns from diverse world traditions.

Group participation encouraged and optional.

A few choice poems, gentle stretching throughout. Hot tea and Prasad (sweets)…

Cozy and bright!

If you’d like, tell us you’re coming (Register here)

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Thanksgiving Day Yoga: Thank you!
Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Thanksgiving Day Yoga: Thank you!

This class is open to all ages and levels of experience.

By Donation.

"Thank You" is the most powerful mantra in the English language. Join us for an hour of gratitude while stretching and warming up your body, moving gratitude from head to toe, and meditating to fill your heart with gratitude. Carry gratitude throughout your day and beyond! Join us from 10 to 11 AM on Thanksgiving Day.

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