Workshops


NATURE CURE: A Free Talk

Saturday, June 29th, 12 – 1pm with Tara Tranguch

Can walking in the forest for 30 minutes reduce your stress and anxiety levels? Can putting your hands in the soil lift depression? Does this all sound too simple? We are well versed in the medical paradigm of pills and surgery to address disease. This talk introduces a new paradigm: one centered on preventive medicine that addresses physical and mental well-being and is enjoyable to integrate into everyday life. Come learn the history, present day application and scientific research supporting Nature Cure as a means of restoring your health.

The talk is free and herbal tea will be served. You will leave with a few basic protocols and inspiration to integrate Nature Cure into your and your family’s routine.  Tara is a  Candidate for Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine 2020

 

WHITE LOTUS HAVEN ZEN SERVICE

Saturday, July 20th, 12:30 – 3:30pm with Reverend Bo Gak Sunim and Sybil Merriman

Experience an authentic afternoon of Zen Buddhist practice with Reverend Shim Bo Sunim of the White Lotus Haven Zen community.

The practice begins with a traditional service of chanting and bowing, followed by sitting meditation. The afternoon includes a session of movement practice, led by Sybil Merriman, to help you stay alert and comfortable for meditation. The day concludes with a Dharma talk and Q&A period.

Advance registration encouraged, but not required. By donation to benefit Buddhist Global Relief.


NEW MOON MEDITATION

Friday, August 30th, 7 – 8pm with Meghan Mitchell

The New Moon is time of new beginnings and setting intentions. This is the time to plant the seeds of our desires, wishes, dreams and intentions so they grow and manifest. Manifesting is an innate super-power we all have. Combine that power with intense energies of the the new moon, it becomes one of the most magical times to manifest!

During this class, you will be guided through breath work that focuses on calming the mind.  Through meditation we’ll align ourselves with our Higher Self, the Universe, to our Source, and from that centered place, call to us that which we desire.  You will get clear about the things you want to create and bring into your life. With this meditation and the power of the New Moon you are virtually guaranteed results!

After meditating, we will create lists of our intentions for the new moon.  The class will end with creation of an affirmation to focus on sealing in and bolstering our intentions.  This time of intense power of creativity and manifestation begs you to become the architect of your dreams and desires, to build the vision of what is to come! 


Reiki I Training

September 7th & 8th. Sat. 12:30 – 4:30pm AND Sun. 2:30 – 5:30pm

with Lori Matyjas, RN, MS, Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master/Teacher

Reiki (ray-key), in Japanese, literally translates to “Universal Life Energy.” Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that channels energy into an individual by means of touch, to activate the natural healing process of the body and restore physical, emotional and spiritual well being to oneself and others. Students receive the ability to channel Reiki energy via the Reiki Master through an attunement process where a transfer of energy takes place. After training, the Reiki students can readily and safely apply Reiki to others and to themselves to manage stress and promote healing.

What will be covered:

  • Reiki ideals and healing principles.
  • The standard Reiki session hand positions.
  • Giving a complete Reiki session for self and others.
  • Japanese Reiki Techniques, as taught by Usui Sensei including: Gassho meditation, Reiji-ho, (developing your intuition) Byosen Scanning (detecting where Reiki is needed), Gyoshi ho (sending Reiki with the eyes), and Kenyoku (dry bathing or clearing one’s energy field).
  • Class manual
 

LONG PRACTICE

Saturday, September 14th, 12:30 – 3:30pm with Jamie Wright

A comprehensive and powerful practice, with some challenge and a deeper experience than the typical “short” class. It’ll go by quickly, but we won’t need to skimp on anything. 

Our time will begin with some introspection, pranayama and a slow steady warming, followed by some energetic movement and standing work. Once we’re nice and warm it will be time for some deeper exploration of strength, balance and flexibility. Every part of our bodies will be addressed, including a serious visit to our core. We’ll end with a long cool down and extended Savasana.


YIN & YOGA NIDRA

Friday, September 20th, 7 – 9pm with Vanessa Pergolizzi

Join us for this beautiful two-hour deeply relaxing Yin and Yoga Nidra Workshop to counter any stress you are experiencing.
 
In the yin practice, we slow down and open the deeper tissues of the body that are often bypassed in more active forms of practice. Through holding the deeply nourishing postures, we have an opportunity to move inside and observe. Energetic sensation is in the form of emotion. Profound insight is also released. As a practice, yin is sensual and cultivates both calm and stamina in the form of stillness.
 
Yoga Nidra, also called yogic sleep, is a sleep-like state and is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. One hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep. At the height of the practice, the subconscious – where our deepest tensions are stored – becomes relaxed and open. You’ll be guided into a familiar state of mental twilight between wakefulness and sleep. Practitioners of Yoga Nidra describe a floating feeling of luscious well-being. You will be transported to a blissful state of healing, harmony, peace and spiritual exploration.
 

RELAX AND ROLL: Roll Therapy with Yoga Tune-Up Therapy Balls 

Saturday, September 21th, 12:15 – 1:45pm with Natalie Spadaccino

Roll Model® Therapy Balls Help Relieve

» Stiff Neck & Headaches
» TMJ/Tight Jaw
» Frozen Shoulder
» Sciatica & Back Pain
» Tight Hips & Hamstrings
» IT Band Syndrome» Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain
» and much more…

The Roll Model® Therapy Balls provide targeted self-massage trigger point therapy by using specially designed high grip rubber massage balls and focused movement routines to help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into your high tension areas. The balls stimulate the nerves that provide positional feedback to your brain; consequently, you can sense whether you are in or out of alignment. You are able to make better choices about your position in space, as it relates to your activities.