May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Cacao Ceremony & Journey

A journey to inner reconnection, healing and wholeness

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 with Nicole Gnutzman

Cacao ceremony is a deeply somatic, dreamlike experience that connects mind-body-spirit, while facilitating an inner sense of renewed inspiration, clarity, and reconnection to your true self.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening people to the wisdom of the heart. The ancient Mayan word, Chokolaj, which means “drinking chocolate together,” reflects how integral cacao was to the lives of the Maya. They believed the cacao tree is sacred and honored cacao for its ability to connect and heal their inner selves, community and spirit through ceremony. 

Nicole's sacred cacao ceremony honors Mayan tradition and wisdom by calling in the life force energies of the Four Directions and Four Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows. 

This gentle healing journey
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance and a sense of wholeness

Ceremony is 2 1/2 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include time for that deepening. 

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier. 

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat and pillow to create a cacao cocoon as we often lie down on the floor for part of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. Bolsters and blankets are provided. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do. 

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening to receive the gifts of IxCacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Half Day Mindfulness Retreat for Parents

with Michelle Gale

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How can we as parents live in a way that is meaningfully connected to ourselves and others, even as the demands and complexities of contemporary life and work are accelerated? Life is messy, and it's exactly within this messiness where we find our greatest potential for growth, if we can learn to pause and rest in awareness. Practicing mindfulness is medicine for our times.

Please join us for a half day retreat where we will practice meditation, reflect, and build community. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to leave us rested and re-connected. 

No previous experience required. Come as you are.

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May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. 

In the beginning of the class we will do practices that help us become aware of present moment and ease tension in the body and in the mind. These simple movement, breathing and vocal practices are easy to do at home as well. They will prepare the body and the mind to open up for outer vibrations. We will then move into guided meditation and subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation. The class will end with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
• stress release
• improved mental clarity and focus
• release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
• relief for sleeping issues
• restoration of inner balance and harmony.

After the class, the attendees have described their feeling as “Ethereal”, “Grounded”, “Serene”, “Noodle-y” and “Peaceful”.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat. Blankets and bolsters are provided.

Minna Sivola is a certified sound practitioner. Her intention in sound healing is to assist the body and mind on its own restoring journey back to balance and harmony. When we allow the body to completely relax, letting go of stress, anxiety and any other unhealthy issues becomes immediately. Learning to call back the relaxation will allow us to live more at ease. Minna has a private practice in Oakland and she also offers sound rejuvenation classes onsite at corporations and yoga studios in the US and Europe. Learn more in www.harmoniaalto.com

 

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Jun
10
1:30 PM13:30

Foundations in Daily Practice

with Amanda Gilbert

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Learn how to cultivate a meditation practice that will lay the foundation for living your healthiest and most optimal life.

In this workshop you will learn to build a sustainable meditation practice that will become an integral part of your daily life. We will review basics and fundamentals of meditation, define what meditation is and why we meditate, go over the mechanics of meditation, unpack the science of habit formation and the ancient traditions of creating a ritual around meditation, and learn to live a healthy and happy life based in mindfulness supported by a daily practice of meditation. 

At the end you will not only know how to meditate everyday, you will also understand how to increase health and wellbeing through mindfulness and how your daily meditation practice supports you in living your most optimal life. This is for those completely new to meditation and experienced meditators wishing to refresh and deepen connection to their meditation practice.

Returning students who have taken a previous workshop with Amanda are welcome to attend this workshop for just $15!  Please choose the Returning Student pricing option when registering...


Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and expert who knows first hand how meditating everyday can not only change your life but also become the foundation to live a healthy and happy life. Through her experience working in clinical research, teaching hundred’s of students, and her training in mantra meditation and mindfulness, Amanda makes learning meditation and sustaining a daily practice fun, joy-filled, and simple.

$30

*if you have taken Amanda Gilbert's classes before you get 50% off!  Please select the returning student option.  

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Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

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Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. 

In the beginning of the class we will do practices that help us become aware of present moment and ease tension in the body and in the mind. These simple movement, breathing and vocal practices are easy to do at home as well. They will prepare the body and the mind to open up for outer vibrations. We will then move into guided meditation and subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation. The class will end with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
• stress release
• improved mental clarity and focus
• release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
• relief for sleeping issues
• restoration of inner balance and harmony.

After the class, the attendees have described their feeling as “Ethereal”, “Grounded”, “Serene”, “Noodle-y” and “Peaceful”.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat. Blankets and bolsters are provided.

Minna Sivola is a certified sound practitioner. Her intention in sound healing is to assist the body and mind on its own restoring journey back to balance and harmony. When we allow the body to completely relax, letting go of stress, anxiety and any other unhealthy issues becomes immediately. Learning to call back the relaxation will allow us to live more at ease. Minna has a private practice in Oakland and she also offers sound rejuvenation classes onsite at corporations and yoga studios in the US and Europe. Learn more in www.harmoniaalto.com

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Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Cacao Ceremony & Journey

A journey to inner reconnection, healing and wholeness

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 with Nicole Gnutzman

Cacao ceremony is a deeply somatic, dreamlike experience that connects mind-body-spirit, while facilitating an inner sense of renewed inspiration, clarity, and reconnection to your true self.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening people to the wisdom of the heart. The ancient Mayan word, Chokolaj, which means “drinking chocolate together,” reflects how integral cacao was to the lives of the Maya. They believed the cacao tree is sacred and honored cacao for its ability to connect and heal their inner selves, community and spirit through ceremony. 

Nicole's sacred cacao ceremony honors Mayan tradition and wisdom by calling in the life force energies of the Four Directions and Four Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows. 

This gentle healing journey
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance and a sense of wholeness

Ceremony is 2 1/2 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include time for that deepening. 

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier. 

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat and pillow to create a cacao cocoon as we often lie down on the floor for part of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. Bolsters and blankets are provided. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do. 

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening to receive the gifts of IxCacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

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Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Cacao Ceremony & Journey

A journey to inner reconnection, healing and wholeness

sacred cacao.jpg

 with Nicole Gnutzman

Cacao ceremony is a deeply somatic, dreamlike experience that connects mind-body-spirit, while facilitating an inner sense of renewed inspiration, clarity, and reconnection to your true self.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening people to the wisdom of the heart. The ancient Mayan word, Chokolaj, which means “drinking chocolate together,” reflects how integral cacao was to the lives of the Maya. They believed the cacao tree is sacred and honored cacao for its ability to connect and heal their inner selves, community and spirit through ceremony. 

Nicole's sacred cacao ceremony honors Mayan tradition and wisdom by calling in the life force energies of the Four Directions and Four Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows. 

This gentle healing journey
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance and a sense of wholeness

Ceremony is 2 1/2 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include time for that deepening. 

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier. 

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat and pillow to create a cacao cocoon as we often lie down on the floor for part of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. Bolsters and blankets are provided. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do. 

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening to receive the gifts of IxCacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

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Sep
2
1:30 PM13:30

Foundations in Daily Practice

with Amanda Gilbert

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Learn how to cultivate a meditation practice that will lay the foundation for living your healthiest and most optimal life.

In this workshop you will learn to build a sustainable meditation practice that will become an integral part of your daily life. We will review basics and fundamentals of meditation, define what meditation is and why we meditate, go over the mechanics of meditation, unpack the science of habit formation and the ancient traditions of creating a ritual around meditation, and learn to live a healthy and happy life based in mindfulness supported by a daily practice of meditation. 

At the end you will not only know how to meditate everyday, you will also understand how to increase health and wellbeing through mindfulness and how your daily meditation practice supports you in living your most optimal life. This is for those completely new to meditation and experienced meditators wishing to refresh and deepen connection to their meditation practice.

Returning students who have taken a previous workshop with Amanda are welcome to attend this workshop for just $15!  Please choose the Returning Student pricing option when registering...


Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and expert who knows first hand how meditating everyday can not only change your life but also become the foundation to live a healthy and happy life. Through her experience working in clinical research, teaching hundred’s of students, and her training in mantra meditation and mindfulness, Amanda makes learning meditation and sustaining a daily practice fun, joy-filled, and simple.

$30

*if you have taken Amanda Gilbert's classes before you get 50% off!  Please select the returning student option.  

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Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

Cacao Ceremony & Journey

A journey to inner reconnection, healing and wholeness

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 with Nicole Gnutzman

Cacao ceremony is a deeply somatic, dreamlike experience that connects mind-body-spirit, while facilitating an inner sense of renewed inspiration, clarity, and reconnection to your true self.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening people to the wisdom of the heart. The ancient Mayan word, Chokolaj, which means “drinking chocolate together,” reflects how integral cacao was to the lives of the Maya. They believed the cacao tree is sacred and honored cacao for its ability to connect and heal their inner selves, community and spirit through ceremony. 

Nicole's sacred cacao ceremony honors Mayan tradition and wisdom by calling in the life force energies of the Four Directions and Four Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows. 

This gentle healing journey
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance and a sense of wholeness

Ceremony is 2 1/2 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include time for that deepening. 

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier. 

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat and pillow to create a cacao cocoon as we often lie down on the floor for part of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. Bolsters and blankets are provided. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do. 

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening to receive the gifts of IxCacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

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Nov
25
1:30 PM13:30

Foundations in Daily Practice

with Amanda Gilbert

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Learn how to cultivate a meditation practice that will lay the foundation for living your healthiest and most optimal life.

In this workshop you will learn to build a sustainable meditation practice that will become an integral part of your daily life. We will review basics and fundamentals of meditation, define what meditation is and why we meditate, go over the mechanics of meditation, unpack the science of habit formation and the ancient traditions of creating a ritual around meditation, and learn to live a healthy and happy life based in mindfulness supported by a daily practice of meditation. 

At the end you will not only know how to meditate everyday, you will also understand how to increase health and wellbeing through mindfulness and how your daily meditation practice supports you in living your most optimal life. This is for those completely new to meditation and experienced meditators wishing to refresh and deepen connection to their meditation practice.

Returning students who have taken a previous workshop with Amanda are welcome to attend this workshop for just $15!  Please choose the Returning Student pricing option when registering...


Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and expert who knows first hand how meditating everyday can not only change your life but also become the foundation to live a healthy and happy life. Through her experience working in clinical research, teaching hundred’s of students, and her training in mantra meditation and mindfulness, Amanda makes learning meditation and sustaining a daily practice fun, joy-filled, and simple.

$30

*if you have taken Amanda Gilbert's classes before you get 50% off!  Please select the returning student option.  

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Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Cacao Ceremony & Journey

A Restorative Evening with Cacao

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 with Nicole Gnutzman

Cacao ceremony is a deeply restorative, meditative experience that connects mind-body-spirit, while facilitating an inner sense of renewed inspiration, clarity, and reconnection to self.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening people to the wisdom of the heart. The ancient Mayan word, Chokolaj, which means “drinking chocolate together,” reflects how integral cacao was to the lives of the Maya. They believed the cacao tree to be sacred and honored cacao for its ability to connect them to self, community and spirit through ceremony. 

Nicole's sacred cacao ceremony honors wisdom practices by calling in the life force energies of the Directions and Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows. 

This gentle healing journey
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance and a sense of wholeness

The evening ceremony is 1.75 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include 15 minutes at the end for that deepening. 

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes such a coconut water, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier. Eating whole, grounding foods to break fast is recommended.

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants or have high levels of anxiety. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey. If you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients, please let me know ahead of time and I can prepare a special drink just for you. 

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat (bolsters and blankets are provided) to create a cacao cocoon as we lie down on the floor for most of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do. 

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening, allowing and receiving the gifts of IxCacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

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Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. 

In the beginning of the class we will do practices that help us become aware of present moment and ease tension in the body and in the mind. These simple movement, breathing and vocal practices are easy to do at home as well. They will prepare the body and the mind to open up for outer vibrations. We will then move into guided meditation and subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation. The class will end with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
• stress release
• improved mental clarity and focus
• release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
• relief for sleeping issues
• restoration of inner balance and harmony.

After the class, the attendees have described their feeling as “Ethereal”, “Grounded”, “Serene”, “Noodle-y” and “Peaceful”.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat. Blankets and bolsters are provided.

Minna Sivola is a certified sound practitioner. Her intention in sound healing is to assist the body and mind on its own restoring journey back to balance and harmony. When we allow the body to completely relax, letting go of stress, anxiety and any other unhealthy issues becomes immediately. Learning to call back the relaxation will allow us to live more at ease. Minna has a private practice in Oakland and she also offers sound rejuvenation classes onsite at corporations and yoga studios in the US and Europe. Learn more in www.harmoniaalto.com

 

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Yin Detox

With Monique Haan

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Spring is the time to focus on cleansing and making room for new possibility. As we move out of the dark stillness of winter and into the light and outward energy of spring, it is a time for blossoming and becoming.

In Chinese Medicine, spring is when our Liver meridian is the most active. Liver chi is responsible for healthy metabolism and detoxing in the body, and supports healthy emotional expression, creativity and decision-making. When our Liver chi is deficient or blocked, we tend towards feelings of irritability, frustration and anger. When this energy is flowing in harmony, we are able to access our innate compassionate nature.

This workshop will be a deeply nourishing Yin yoga practice  to balance our bodies for the spring season (side body, hips and inner thighs). We will also incorporate a subtle body healing modality (Jin Shin Jyutsu), to support the release of energetic blockages in the Liver meridian. We will end with a few Restorative yoga poses to allow the body to absorb the benefits of our practice.

Yin yoga is a deep, passive, meditative practice that removes blockages and congestion in our connective tissues (our ligaments, fascia, joints). Poses are held for several minutes to gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues. In Yin yoga, we are also stimulating the meridian channels of the body, rivers of energy (chi) that run through these tissues. By nourishing these organ channels the chi is able to flow more fluidly. Strong flowing chi supports the physical organs in the body as well as harmonizing our emotional body, resulting in a more balanced state of being.

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Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

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+ Please note that we will have special guest and substitute guide Heather Holland step in for Minna for the March 11th Sound Journey.  Heather is wonderful, studied with Minna and we look forward to welcoming her!  Minna will be in Europe due to a severe illness in her immediate family - please join us in wishing love & care for Minna at this very difficult time for her family.

Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. 

In the beginning of the class we will do practices that help us become aware of present moment and ease tension in the body and in the mind. These simple movement, breathing and vocal practices are easy to do at home as well. They will prepare the body and the mind to open up for outer vibrations. We will then move into guided meditation and subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation. The class will end with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
• stress release
• improved mental clarity and focus
• release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
• relief for sleeping issues
• restoration of inner balance and harmony.

After the class, the attendees have described their feeling as “Ethereal”, “Grounded”, “Serene”, “Noodle-y” and “Peaceful”.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat. Blankets and bolsters are provided.

Minna Sivola is a certified sound practitioner. Her intention in sound healing is to assist the body and mind on its own restoring journey back to balance and harmony. When we allow the body to completely relax, letting go of stress, anxiety and any other unhealthy issues becomes immediately. Learning to call back the relaxation will allow us to live more at ease. Minna has a private practice in Oakland and she also offers sound rejuvenation classes onsite at corporations and yoga studios in the US and Europe. Learn more in www.harmoniaalto.com

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Half Day Mindfulness Retreat for Parents

with Michelle Gale

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How can we as parents live in a way that is meaningfully connected to ourselves and others, even as the demands and complexities of contemporary life and work are accelerated? Life is messy, and it's exactly within this messiness where we find our greatest potential for growth, if we can learn to pause and rest in awareness. Practicing mindfulness is medicine for our times.

Please join us for a half day retreat where we will practice meditation, reflect, and build community. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to leave us rested and re-connected. 

No previous experience required. Come as you are.

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Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Cacao Ceremony & Journey

A journey to inner reconnection, healing and wholeness

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 with Nicole Gnutzman

Cacao ceremony is a deeply somatic, dreamlike experience that connects mind-body-spirit, while facilitating an inner sense of renewed inspiration, clarity, and reconnection to your true self.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening people to the wisdom of the heart. The ancient Mayan word, Chokolaj, which means “drinking chocolate together,” reflects how integral cacao was to the lives of the Maya. They believed the cacao tree is sacred and honored cacao for its ability to connect and heal their inner selves, community and spirit through ceremony. 

Nicole's sacred cacao ceremony honors Mayan tradition and wisdom by calling in the life force energies of the Four Directions and Four Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows. 

This gentle healing journey
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance and a sense of wholeness

Ceremony is 2 1/2 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include time for that deepening. 

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier. 

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat and pillow to create a cacao cocoon as we often lie down on the floor for part of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. Bolsters and blankets are provided. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do. 

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening to receive the gifts of IxCacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Mindfulness Advantage in Leadership

with Lori Schwanbeck

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We are in a time when we each of us is called to embody effective leadership in our families, communities and organizations.  Our potential to influence as a leader is directly impacted by being able to connect with our own knowing, find emotional balance, and connect skillfully with others;  These are all skills of emotional intelligence.  The good news is that emotional intelligence can be cultivated through the practice of mindfulness.

Join us in exploring mindfulness based leadership practices designed to:
* cultivate calmness and clarity
* increase self-awareness,
* enhance communication, 
* connect to a larger vision of possibility.   

Through  research based practices, we will experience how applied mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help us grow and actualize the leadership potential so needed in these stressful and volatile times. 

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Feb
25
1:30 PM13:30

Foundations in Daily Practice

with Amanda Gilbert

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Learn how to cultivate a meditation practice that will lay the foundation for living your healthiest and most optimal life.

In this workshop you will learn to build a sustainable meditation practice that will become an integral part of your daily life. We will review basics and fundamentals of meditation, define what meditation is and why we meditate, go over the mechanics of meditation, unpack the science of habit formation and the ancient traditions of creating a ritual around meditation, and learn to live a healthy and happy life based in mindfulness supported by a daily practice of meditation. 

At the end you will not only know how to meditate everyday, you will also understand how to increase health and wellbeing through mindfulness and how your daily meditation practice supports you in living your most optimal life. This is for those completely new to meditation and experienced meditators wishing to refresh and deepen connection to their meditation practice.

Returning students who have taken a previous workshop with Amanda are welcome to attend this workshop for just $15!  Please choose the Returning Student pricing option when registering...


Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and expert who knows first hand how meditating everyday can not only change your life but also become the foundation to live a healthy and happy life. Through her experience working in clinical research, teaching hundred’s of students, and her training in mantra meditation and mindfulness, Amanda makes learning meditation and sustaining a daily practice fun, joy-filled, and simple.

$30

*if you have taken Amanda Gilbert's classes before you get 50% off!  Please select the returning student option.  

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Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

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Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. 

In the beginning of the class we will do practices that help us become aware of present moment and ease tension in the body and in the mind. These simple movement, breathing and vocal practices are easy to do at home as well. They will prepare the body and the mind to open up for outer vibrations. 

We will then move into guided meditation and subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation. The class will end with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
• stress release
• improved mental clarity and focus
• release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
• relief for sleeping issues
• restoration of inner balance and harmony.

After the class, the attendees have described their feeling as “Ethereal”, “Grounded”, “Serene”, “Noodle-y” and “Peaceful”.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat. Blankets and bolsters are provided.

Minna Sivola is a certified sound practitioner. Her intention in sound healing is to assist the body and mind on its own restoring journey back to balance and harmony. When we allow the body to completely relax, letting go of stress, anxiety and any other unhealthy issues becomes immediately. Learning to call back the relaxation will allow us to live more at ease. Minna has a private practice in Oakland and she also offers sound rejuvenation classes onsite at corporations and yoga studios in the US and Europe. Learn more in www.harmoniaalto.com

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided

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Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Cacao Ceremony & Journey

A journey to inner reconnection, healing and wholeness

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 with Nicole Gnutzman

Cacao ceremony is a deeply somatic, dreamlike experience that connects mind-body-spirit, while facilitating an inner sense of renewed inspiration, clarity, and reconnection to your true self.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening people to the wisdom of the heart. The ancient Mayan word, Chokolaj, which means “drinking chocolate together,” reflects how integral cacao was to the lives of the Maya. They believed the cacao tree is sacred and honored cacao for its ability to connect and heal their inner selves, community and spirit through ceremony. 

Nicole's sacred cacao ceremony honors Mayan tradition and wisdom by calling in the life force energies of the Four Directions and Four Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows. 

This gentle healing journey
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance and a sense of wholeness

Ceremony is 2 1/2 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include time for that deepening. 

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier. 

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat and pillow to create a cacao cocoon as we often lie down on the floor for part of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. Bolsters and blankets are provided. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do. 

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening to receive the gifts of IxCacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

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Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

with Minna Sivola

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Enter into the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine.

According to the law of physics, everything vibrates, trees, the earth we walk on and the ocean. That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. 

We will start with easy breathing and vocal exercises that will support your journey. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided.

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Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Master Tarot

with Marlene Caldes

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Accelerate your own instinctive and innate knowledge to enhance your life decisions and experience!  

If you have ever yearned to lean on your own inner guidance with confident expectation, now may be the time to investigate this remarkable and enjoyable metaphysical tool.  Are you ready to enjoy your intuitive, insightful, or extra sensory perceptions?  More and more people are seeking ways to blend inner and outer realities so they can live their lives more creatively. Some have discovered the ancient visual book of psychology, Tarot, to be a powerful tool for personal growth and insight.

You will learn about :
Choosing the right Tarot Deck for you
The Major Arcana /The Minor Arcana -2 parts
Known "Spreads" for Reading Tarot
Developing your own 'spread'/enhancing your intuitiveness
Color: it's relationship to tarot
Interpretation: a card or cards in relation to each other
Reverse meanings and interpretation
Seeing the bigger picture-Create your personal unique card map

30min individual sessions available after the workshop from 1:30pm - 5:30pm
*If you choose this option below when you register, we will be in contact with you via email to schedule the time of the session.  

Pricing:
$50 workshop only
$100 workshop + personal reading
$50 30min personal reading only

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Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

with Minna Sivola

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Enter into the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine.

According to the law of physics, everything vibrates, trees, the earth we walk on and the ocean. That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. 

We will start with easy breathing and vocal exercises that will support your journey. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided.

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Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Meditation for Healing & Transformation

with Amanda Gilbert

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Our meditation practice can become a refuge for us to relax and restore in amidst life’s difficult moments and everyday challenges. We can learn to cultivate a rootedness and unwavering stability in our meditation practice that can transfer out into daily life and become part of who we are. 

In this workshop you will learn mindfulness-based tools and techniques to steady and stabilize the mind, work with pleasant and unpleasant emotions, and transform difficult experiences as they arise in your life. There will be a particular focus on self-compassion based healing and teachings on how to turn meditation and these healing practices into a daily routine for self-care and transformation. 

If you have wanted to explore how to deepen your meditation practice in a compassionate and simple way, and learn how to lean on your meditation practice when needed then this workshop is for you. 

All levels of prior experience in meditation are welcome, and there is a special returning student rate for practitioners that have attended Foundations in Daily Practice or Meditation Basics or Deepen Your Meditation Practice with Amanda.

Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and expert who knows first hand how meditating everyday can not only change your life but also become the foundation to live a healthy and happy life. Through her experience working in clinical research, teaching hundred’s of students, and her formal training in mantra meditation and mindfulness, Amanda makes learning meditation and sustaining a daily practice fun, joy-filled, and simple.

$30

*if you have taken Amanda Gilbert's classes before you get 50% off!  Please select the returning student option.  

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Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

Inspire your creativity, connect mind-body-spirit, and guide and enhance your life path with cacao

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 with Nicole Gnutzman

Elemental Cacao Journey: Water Energy
Cacao ceremony is a deeply somatic, dreamlike experience that connects mind-body-soul-spirit, while guiding and enhancing your life path. This guided journey, focused on the element Water will connect you to its energies–flow, intuitive guidance, and deep messages from the soul. You will feel more connected to your emotional center and guided by the flow of life.

Cacao has an ancient history of opening the Mayan people to the wisdom of the heart, which taught them to love, protect and feel deeply connected to all beings. Drinking cacao in ceremony allowed the Maya to honor its sacredness and connect to their deeper self, community and spirit. And now you too can experience the gentle medicine of Mama Cacao to heal your own heart. 

This sacred cacao ceremony honors Mayan tradition and wisdom by calling in IxCacao, the goddess of chocolate, and the life force energies of the Six Directions and Four Elements, our Spirit Animals, Ancestors and Star Beings. After you drink the cacao, which is simply pure, raw cacao from Guatemala sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided elemental meditation that supports inner connection and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows.

Cacao ceremony is a gentle, meditative inner journey that
*inspires creativity and innovation
*improves mental clarity and focus
*accesses inner guidance and wisdom
*aids in attaining inner balance, connection and healing

Our ceremonies are held in a beautiful, soul-filled space that allows for optimal relaxation in a small, intimate group setting. You will have space to breathe, create a cacao cocoon and be in your comfort zone.

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier.

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony without cacao. It is a beautiful experience all on its own.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat, favorite blanket and pillow to create a cacao cocoon as we often lie down on the floor for part of ceremony, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do.

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for ceremony: it could be a desire for clarity or guidance on something in your work, life or relationship; deeper connection with your inner wisdom or spirit guide; or a deep, inner healing journey. Making your intention explicit, connecting it to the energy we will be calling in for ceremony, and opening to receive the guidance of Ixcacao are the keys to a profoundly meaningful and beautiful experience.

**Please note: because of the special preparation required for this ceremony, please register by the end of the day on Friday if possible please, thank you!**

Shamanic Journeys

Enjoy a personal Shamanic Journey with Nicole prior to your Cacao Ceremony experience, or book a journey independently of the event.  

Journeying to bring answers back from spirit animal guides or teachers is an ancient shamanic practice. In these drum journeying sessions, Nicole will journey on your behalf, ask her spirit animal or teacher the question you are seeking an answer to, and will bring back and share the answer and insights with you. All you need to do is relax and wait for the answer.

Bring an intention about something for which you would like to receive an answer. You may ask an open-ended question in the form of a “What," “Who," “Where,” or “How" and in the present tense (no future or past and no “When’s" as that's in the future too). Here's an example: “What should I be focusing on right now in my work?” Closed-ended "yes/no" questions are not recommended as the richness is in the details of the journey. And the question must be about you, not another person unless you have asked for their permission (the spirits have a deep sense of ethics). 

*If you book a shamanic journey we will be in contact via email to schedule the session between 11am and 3pm (before the Cacao Ceremony)

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Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

with Minna Sivola

Give yourself a break from the chaos around us as we join together to support those affected by the wildfires. These wildfires have been heartbreaking, and we want to offer our community an opportunity to restore and give back. The energy of fire is destruction and this Sunday's Sound Rejuvenation Journey will focus on gentle restoration of the body and mind allowing sweet relaxation to take place. Together we will raise the vibration and send out prayers of love and healing to our community.  

This is a fundraiser and 100% of proceeds will benefit Fire Relief.  Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow and reserve your space in advance, space is limited!

About Sound Rejuvenation:  Enter into the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine.

According to the law of physics, everything vibrates, trees, the earth we walk on and the ocean. That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. 

We will start with easy breathing and vocal exercises that will support your journey. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

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Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Master Tarot Interpretation: Introduction to Tarot as a Navigational Tool

with Marlene Caldes 

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*SPECIAL OFFER FOR THIS SATURDAY!  With each paid registrant, you may bring one friend, loved one or child (age 16+) along for free - join us for some uplift and inspiration!  Accelerate your own instinctive and innate knowledge to enhance your life decisions and experience.

If you have ever yearned to lean on your own inner guidance with confident expectation, now may be the time to investigate this remarkable and enjoyable metaphysical tool.  Are you ready to enjoy your intuitive, insightful, or extra sensory perceptions?  More and more people are seeking ways to blend inner and outer realities so they can live their lives more creatively. Some have discovered the ancient visual book of psychology, Tarot, to be a powerful tool for personal growth and insight.

You will learn about :
Choosing the right Tarot Deck for you
The Major Arcana /The Minor Arcana -2 parts
Known "Spreads" for Reading Tarot
Developing your own 'spread'/enhancing your intuitiveness
Color: it's relationship to tarot
Interpretation: a card or cards in relation to each other
Reverse meanings and interpretation
Seeing the bigger picture-Create your personal unique card map

30min individual sessions available after the workshop from 1:30pm - 5:30pm
*If you choose this option below when you register, we will be in contact with you via email to schedule the time of the session.  

Pricing:
$50 workshop only
$100 workshop + personal reading
$50 30min personal reading only

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

with Minna Sivola

Enter into the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine.

According to the law of physics, everything vibrates, trees, the earth we walk on and the ocean. That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. 

We will start with easy breathing and vocal exercises that will support your journey. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided.

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Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Deepen Your Meditation Practice

with Amanda Gilbert

There is richness and intricacy that begins to develop in meditation after a basic meditation practice is established.  After we learn to bring our attention to a single object of focus and form stability within our meditation experience, natural next steps arise: How do I work with my thoughts in meditation? What types of techniques can I use to navigate difficult thoughts or emotions? Can I move beyond a basic focused attention meditation practice? How can I deepen my awareness through meditation?

In this workshop you will learn mindfulness-based tools and techniques to navigate rumination, monkey mind thinking, pleasant and unpleasant emotions, and any chronic discomfort in the body. We will then explore deeper states of consciousness and awareness that can be experienced through a meditation practice, and how to best embody these qualities into our everyday life. 

All levels of prior experience in meditation are welcome, and there is a special returning student rate for practitioners that have attended Foundations in Daily Practice or Meditation Basics with Amanda.

Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and expert who knows first hand how meditating everyday can not only change your life but also become the foundation to live a healthy and happy life. Through her experience working in clinical research, teaching hundred’s of students, and her formal training in mantra meditation and mindfulness, Amanda makes learning meditation and sustaining adaily practice fun, joy-filled, and simple. 

Returning students who have taken a previous workshop with Amanda are welcome to attend this workshop for just $15!  Please choose the Returning Student pricing option when registering.


Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher and expert who knows first hand how meditating everyday can not only change your life but also become the foundation to live a healthy and happy life. Through her experience working in clinical research, teaching hundred’s of students, and her training in mantra meditation and mindfulness, Amanda makes learning meditation and sustaining a daily practice fun, joy-filled, and simple.

 

$30

*if you have taken Amanda Gilbert's classes before you get 50% off!  Please select the returning student option.  

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Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

The Tarot: A Tour Guide on the Journey

with Toni Bernbaum

All are welcome to join in a Tarot adventure as we discover a world from inside “a house of cards.” The best approach in learning about the Tarot is from the standpoint of the Fool….open, curious, present and willing to go on the journey of self exploration.  We will discover how each card opens a door to reveal available energies we can use for our evolution, in any given situation.  The Tarot is a trusted friend, always ready to help us broaden our perception and help us explore “the healing story.” It can be counted on as a loyal guide, supporting our capacity to experience more awareness, spaciousness, revelation, and choice.

In this workshop, we will create a container of safety and non-judgment as we ask the Tarot to reveal some aspect of ourselves that is needing or wanting to be expressed. From there we will follow the thread as that exploration unfolds.  Through our introductions and intentions, we will explore our relationship to the cards we choose.  We will address our group process as we discover how the Tarot can be a practical tool for our personal growth as well as how it illuminates the paths we share within our common humanity.  

The workshop is designed to stimulate learning for all levels of experience with the Tarot. No previous knowledge of the Tarot is necessary. We will go over the basic structure of the Tarot and how it can best be used as a respected guide and loyal friend.  If you are feeling the need for a guide on the inner adventure and are open to sharing intimate space with the gifts of the Tarot, this workshop is for you. 

Individual private readings for 30 mins will be available and scheduled in the afternoon after the workshop for those who wish a deeper dive with the Tarot’s reflection. 

$50

30min personal readings with Toni after the workshop available for $50 (select the workshop plus reading option)

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Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

with Minna Sivola

 

Enter into the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine.

According to the law of physics, everything vibrates, trees, the earth we walk on and the ocean. That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. 

We will start with easy breathing and vocal exercises that will support your journey. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided.

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Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Rejuvenation Journey

with Minna Sivola

 

Enter into the new week with calm and ease. Join us on this deeply relaxing acoustic sound journey into inner peace and tranquility. Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine.

According to the law of physics, everything vibrates, trees, the earth we walk on and the ocean. That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. 

We will start with easy breathing and vocal exercises that will support your journey. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into peace and deep relaxation.

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided.

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May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Taking The World Your Way: Why You Need Intuitive and Energetic Survival Skills

with Terrie Burns

Would you like an easier way to making decisions amid our current information overload?  There’s a doorway that’s a no-brainer.   Each of us has the ability to tap into our intuition and sense the answers to our most pressing questions.  Many great success stories swear by it, from Steve Jobs to Oprah Winfrey.

“Learning to trust your instincts, using your intuitive sense of what's best for you, is paramount for any lasting success. I've trusted the still, small voice of intuition my entire life. And the only time I've made mistakes is when I didn't listen.” - Oprah, from the August 2011 Issue of O Magazine.

Come join our interactive gathering to discover exactly what intuition is and how you can tap into it to master the world your way using your own innate wisdom.

30.00
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May
13
9:30 AM09:30

Morning of Mindfulness: A Mini Meditation Retreat

With Anne Cushman

Refresh your spirit and ground your energy with a Saturday morning “mini meditation retreat.” You’ll be guided through a nourishing, relaxing, and centering flow of seated, walking, and reclining meditation–along with gentle, mindful movement and breath practices that unwind the body and nervous system. There will be plenty of time for reflection, discussion, and questions. You’ll go home with some practice tips that will help you stay present, grounded, and attuned for the rest of your weekend—as well as the busy week ahead. Beginners and experienced meditators all welcome. Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, and a yoga mat or cushion to sit on. 

45.00
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May
11
6:30 PM18:30

DREAM WEAVERS: Understand the Messages of your Dreams and Align with Your Soul’s Path

With Nicole Gnutzman and Dr. Toni Galardi

Dreams are messages from our souls. They communicate deep wisdom that allow us to access our deeper selves and to activate inner renewal, strength and outer expansion when we work with, listen to, and act on their meaning and messages. 

Dreams guide and teach us how to come into alignment with our soul’s purpose and life path. 

What is calling YOU? What is wanting to emerge in your life? How can your dreams be an ally in taking these messages from longing to action?

Nicole Gnutzman and Dr. Toni Galardi, who are soul path coaches and dream weavers, are offering two complementary paths to understanding your dreams. 

Attend the introductory workshop to learn the basics of how to interpret your dreams for real world manifestation. If it speaks to you, then deepen your awareness, alignment and action by joining us in our monthly Dream Circles.

In our Introductory Dream Weaver Workshop, you will:
- Understand the four levels of dreaming and the wisdom that becomes available when you work with your dreams
- Learn dream analysis basics, so you can decipher messages from your soul
- Observe a model dream analysis by our two workshop leaders, who have deep personal and professional knowledge of dream symbolism and meaning
- Apply dream analysis to one of your own dreams in class and go deep on deciphering its symbolism and meaning
- Share and learn from each others’ dreams.

In Sacred Dream Circle, you will:
- Apply all the benefits and learnings from the workshop
- Engage in deeper dream analysis in a safe, sacred, healing circle
- Learn how to evoke, and align with, your soul’s purpose in dreamtime
- Be a part of a community of like-minded souls committed to personal and collective growth acceleration.

 

$47.00

*Hivery Members get 20% off!  Please select Hivery Member rate option below when registering. 

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Nicole Gnutzman is a certified Soul’s Path Coach, who after many years in the corporate world, and as a consultant and entrepreneur, found herself at a threshold of possibility. Guided by deep inner work and soul messages from her dreams, and in personal ceremony with cacao, she reclaimed her soul gifts and soul’s path, which is to guide clients to find theirs. She has led dream circles and explores dream messages in private sessions. She lives in Sausalito; her soul thrives on the beach and in the redwoods. Her website and blog are at soulscapecoaching.com. 

Dr. Toni Galardi is a Jungian trained psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner, and career coach. Passionate about the power that dreams can provide for finding one’s next life purpose, Dr. Galardi has taught dream interpretation from both the Jungian and shamanic perspective in both workshop and academic circles. She has also found it to be incredibly useful as an adjunct to her soul blueprint readings as an astrologer. She has had the good fortune to live and practice in Mill Valley surrounded by redwood trees and a creek.  Her website is drtonigalardi.com

 

 

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Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Spirit Animal Medicine

Discover your Personal Power Animals
with Nicole Gnutzman

Native Americans believe that we each come into the world with a birth animal totem, the qualities of which are our true essence. As we mature, spirit animals come to us, if we are aware and open to them, with the medicine and teachings we most need in that moment to grow and thrive, and they are with us always as guides and protectors.

Through guided discussion, exercises and visualization, we will explore the world of personal power animals.  Nicole will be calling in your birth animal totem before the workshop, so please sign up early and send your birthdate and year of birth to her at nicole@soulscapecoaching.com.

In this workshop you will:

    •    receive your birth animal totem and know its power
    •    understand how spirit animals come to you and recognize those that already have
    •    learn where you can explore the symbolism and medicine of your power animals
    •    visualize and feel into the gifts of one of your spirit animals, so you feel energized with
         its power

25.00
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Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Women in Wellness: Spring Renewal ~ Top Detox Tips from Three Nutrition Dynamos

Join us for our very first Women in Wellness Night!   Network with other women interested in health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and allied fields.  We'll mix and mingle from 6:30pm-7pm, then enjoy an interactive panel of nutrition experts. Special thanks to our partner SkinSpirit, who will gift the first 20 registrants with a complimentary B12 shot - sweet!

Glowing skin?  Radiant health?  Resilient immune system?  Vibrant energy? All of these things and more begin with your liver and digestive health. Explore the importance of detoxification with an amazing panel of three local nutrition experts. 

In traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is associated with the liver and detoxification, making this season the ideal one in which to explore a cleanse and detox your diet.  Eris Cushner and Abir Hamza-Goodacre of Eat Clean Marin will present Three Reasons to Detox: Mood, Hormonal Balance, and Skin Health.  The liver is the most important organ of detoxification. It hosts many processes that enable the body to break down and process toxins and hormones. Learn how and why to support your liver and its impact on your health and well-being.

Brittany Carlson of Wellbeing with Brittany will present How to Improve Digestion and Repair Your Gut.  Digestive discomfort can ruin your entire day. It can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and exhausting. Brittany will share her top recommendations for improving your digestive health and creating a healthy gut so you can live your life to it's fullest.

Join us for a lively, informative and interactive evening!

 

$20

Free for Members!  please choose member rate below to register. Space is limited! 

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Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

A Happy Belly: Insights Into Diet and Digestion from the Ayurvedic Perspective

with Simone de Winter from Marin Ayurveda

Ayurveda has a very nuanced way of relating to foods, different from the modern nutritionist's approach. Instead of relating to food groups and vitamin and mineral content, it considers the taste and energy of a food, and emphasizes the ability to digest and assimilate its nutrients. How does the quality of each considered taste affect us chemically? Does a food heat us up or cool us down? What is the post-digestive effect of a food? This lecture will attempt to demystify the famous ayurvedic foodlists, so that they become a tool for making good dietary choices.

Farmhouse Lab will be sampling its pure and light, consciously sourced and crafted salad dressings on a variety of fresh, organic, local produce to inspire you to new ways of healthy eating. Christabelle's Spices and Rubs will feature its delicious, handcrafted local spice blends... don't miss this informative (mouth-watering) event!

30.00
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Apr
15
9:30 AM09:30

Morning of Mindfulness: A Mini Meditation Retreat

With Anne Cushman

Refresh your spirit and ground your energy with a Sunday morning “mini meditation retreat.” You’ll be guided through a nourishing, relaxing, and centering flow of seated, walking, and reclining meditation–along with gentle, mindful movement and breath practices that unwind the body and nervous system. There will be plenty of time for reflection, discussion, and questions. You’ll go home with some practice tips that will help you stay present, grounded, and attuned for the rest of your weekend—as well as the busy week ahead. Beginners and experienced meditators all welcome. Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, and a yoga mat or cushion to sit on.  

45.00
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Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Transform Stress into Bliss with Sound Healing

With Minna Sivola

Free For Members!  No Drop-in's, please click below to register before class

When we are stressed, anxious or have a physical illness, we are “out of tune”.  Sound vibration acts as a carrier to teach the body and mind how a sense of wellbeing feels. As this memory is embodied it is easy to access it trough out our everyday lives. 

In this workshop we will activate the relaxation response through stimulation of the vagus nerve by using breath, voice and gentle movement. The evening will end to the subtle acoustic sound journey into deep relaxation. You will leave rejuvenated with a deep sense of calm and well-being. 

Typical experiences in the sound healing classes are
•    stress release
•    improved mental clarity and focus
•    release of physical and/or emotional anxiety
•    relief for sleeping issues
•    restoration of inner balance and harmony.

No previous experience required. Please wear something warm and comfortable and bring a yoga mat.  Blankets and bolsters are provided.

25.00
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