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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Heart of the Matter Meditation
Dec
17
2:30 PM14:30

Heart of the Matter Meditation

45 minute meditation with sharing. 

How is this 4-part Active meditation different?

It incorporates body, mind, heart and spirit, through both activity and stillness.

  • You can move your body!

  • We use lots of different moods of great music—from quiet instrumental, to intense, to longing to dance songs.

  • You can move through stored up emotions to help you calm your mind.

  • You learn how to think in a focused, organized way.

  • You can have profound spiritual experiences.

    Bring a journal, pen, and hand towel from home if you have one (the studio will provide if you forget)

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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 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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Gong Meditation
Dec
29
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
Dec
30
3:00 PM15:00

Yoga Nidra

Purchase/Register Here (Holiday Sanity Discount Link)

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.  

The holiday season can feel pretty manic and for most of us it’s filled with both positive and negative stress. So, every year I offer a “holiday sanity discount” on Yoga Nidra sessions. Enjoy two sessions for $30 or one session at standard price. Give as a gift to yourself and/or to someone you love (gift certificates happily issued by request). Your two prepaid sessions may either be used during the holidays or for ANY future Yoga Nidra workshop (offered monthly in Hendersonville and Weaverville). You are also welcome to use one prepaid session for yourself and the 2nd prepaid session to bring a friend or family member with you to share the Yoga Nidra experience together.

Holiday Yoga Nidra Themes

“What Sustains You?” Hendersonville – Sunday, Nov. 25th   3 – 5pm at The Shift

“Sankalpa: New Year’s Vows” Hendersonville – Sunday, Dec. 30th  3-5pm at The Shift

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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

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

Acupuncture & Guided Meditation

ACUPUNCTURE AND GUIDED MEDITATION FOR BALANCING YOUR CHAKRAS

Please Register

$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.

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

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Andrew Weil's website.  
Guided imagery is a traditional mind-body technique that is also considered a form of hypnosis. Visualization and guided imagery offer tools to direct one’s concentration on images held in the mind's eye. These therapies take advantage of the connection between the visual brain and the involuntary nervous system. When this portion of the brain (the visual cortex at the back of the head) is activated, without receiving direct input from the eyes, it can influence physical and emotional states. This, in turn, can help elicit physiologic changes in the body, including therapeutic goal.

Because we're doing this in a group situation, the energy exchange is only $15!

 Mary’s passion is to live an authentic life and to help others do the same.She enjoys living a life full of amazing experiences created from wonderful places and people.

Mary Houge is a Naturopath, licensed acupuncturist, and massage therapist. She owns and practices at Acu-Na Wellness Center. Acu-Na Wellness Center’s services blend nature and science. They offer holistic health consultations, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal therapies, nutrition, massage, lymphatic detoxification, facials, body wraps and scrubs. Visit: https://www.acu-na.com/

She also offers women’s retreats.  Visit: https://healingwaters.shaktilifechangingretreats.com

 Karen’s focus is preparing meals for all autoimmune issues that clients may have using the GAP's, Paleo and AIP diet protocols.

Karen Benson is a Certified Health Coach. Karen is a multi-faceted health professional. A certified Colon Hydrotherapist with a focus on nutrition and wellness, she is also a Healing Touch Practitioner where she volunteers at Hospice and Transylvania Regional Hospital. In addition, she is a Certified Ageless Grace Educator working with seniors & the physically challenged to strengthen their mental clarity and neuroplasticity abilities. She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner through the Beyond Surgery Program. Karen is dedicated to the concepts of multi-level holistic healing and has made this her life’s path.

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Labyrinth Walkshop
Jan
24
6:45 PM18:45

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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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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