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Workshops 

Online video group meetings (Live)

One of the many benefits of our monthly packages is that you get to engage in a weekly mastermind or support group. Gather with a group of like minded individuals pursuing similar interests and hobbies as you, and discuss your week and get to know each other on a deeper, more intimate level. (Read more

Natural Health

Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the usage of therapeutic-grade essential oil compounds which are extracted from plants. They can have a powerful effect on the body, mind and spirit, serving as tools for self-care when used responsibly. (Read More)

Full Body Detox
At these classes, we offer advice from medical experts to help you begin a “detox” program. This isn’t the type of program used in hospitals and treatment centers for drug addiction: it’s simply removing impurities from our bodies. (Read more)

Flower Essences
Flower essences are liquid plant preparations prepared from a plant’s fresh flower blossoms that leave an energy impression on the water. This vibrational process targets the emotional and behavioral influences that may be causing challenges to a person’s general well-being. (Read more)

Herbs for Healing
The use of plants as medicine and to improve overall health dates back to early civilizations. Herbalism makes use of our natural resources to support the body with its own innate healing ability, and restore the body to a natural balance. (Read more)

Homeopathy Class
Health care can be approached holistically with the use of homoeopathic remedies, which have been used for over two hundred years for therapeutic purposes. The goal of homeopathy is to address an underlying cause and heal “from the inside out”. (Read more

 

Nutraceuticals
Are you taking a medication for a health condition, yet you wonder if there’s an alternative? What would an educated primary care doctor or integrative pharmacist recommend? In these workshops, we discuss holistic approaches, new research, and treatment options with licensed professionals who are trained in integrative medicine (read more)

Nutrition
Your diet has a significant impact on your health. By taking a nutrition class and sharing ideas with other participants, you can learn about healthy ways to give your body the proper nutrients it deserves, and be inspired to follow good principles of healthy eating (read more)

 

Mental/Emotional

Emotional Freedom Technique
Healthcare professionals use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), often referred to as “tapping,” to help patients who are experiencing pain or mental discomfort. As a type of self-care and regulation, it consists of simple actions that can be taught and applied. (Read more)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Come learn how to modify your thought and behavior patterns through Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Learn new empowerment skills, improve outcomes when faced with challenges, and learn interpersonal cooperation strategies (read more)

Laughter Yoga
Gentle stretching and breathing exercises followed by playful activities that encourage us to laugh, and a quiet meditation at the end. Laughter Yoga was started in India by a medical doctor who researched the health benefits of laughter and wanted to encourage it in people’s daily lives. Laughter Yoga teaches us to be more flexible in our daily lives, responding to situations with an easy-going mindset, and learning to laugh through challenges.

Social/Fun/Etc

Board Games, Bunco, Charades…
This is where it gets all fun and games…we invite you to loosen up and enjoy a game night together! (Read more)

Drum Circle
A Drum Circle is a group of people playing hand drums together. Rather than being a performance, drum circles serve as their own end, promoting creative expression, building community, and supporting physical, mental, and spiritual health. (Read more)

Henna Art
Henna is made from a plant called Lawsonia Inermis, found in hot climates. The plant’s twigs, petals, and leaves are crushed into a fine powder that contains tannin, then hot water is added to create a thick paste. The reddish brown paste is frequently used to decorate the hands and feet, and can also be used to dye fabric, clothes, and hair. (Read more)

Pottery-making, Ceramic Painting, Soap-making or Painting, Wine & Cheese
If you enjoy expressing yourself through art or making useful items with your hands, come join us for a memorable time with friends while we enjoy some laughs together (and maybe wine and cheese!). These are usually “make and take” workshops which might require an additional materials fee (or Premium Membership) (read more) 

 

Relationships

Compassionate Communication
Conflict can be minimized and relationships can be strengthened through compassionate communication. Find out more about these guiding principles and how they can help you recognize and take action on the things that can make life more peaceful and enjoyable for you and the people you relate to. (Read more

For Women

For new Mothers 
Create a birth plan (and post-partum plan) that empowers you to be informed of all your options, and communicate your wishes to your health care team during labor and after the birth of your baby (Read more)

Thriving Through Menopause
Learn how to smoothly navigate the changes of menopause (read more)

For Men

Men’s Group
Small groups of 5-10 men who meet on a regular basis to share wisdom and support for what is going on in their lives. Get ideas about how to best navigate situations: relationships, career, emotions, inspirations, lifestyle, communication, etc.  (Read more)

Healing/Meditation/Spiritual

Beach Mandalas
A mandala is a drawing, painting or pattern made of geometric shapes. The act of making a mandala is often meditative, involving philosophical meaning and significance. (Read more)

Breathwork
Breathwork is a mind-body exercise that helps make us more aware of our breath and provides a grounding effect, helping to release tension and stress. (Read more)

HeartMath
Bring your body, mind, and emotions into harmony, and you’ll find that your awareness and sensitivity to your heart’s intuitive guidance will increase. You experience a significant internal transformation when you tune into your heart’s wisdom; it enables you to approach situations with more emotional equilibrium, compassion, clarity, and self-assurance. (Read more)

“Ikigai” (Life Purpose) Exploration
Ikigai is a Japanese word that means “reason for existing,” with “ki” standing for “life” and “gai” for “value” or “worth.” Thus, your Ikigai is essential your life purpose. (Read more)

Journaling
Journaling is the art of writing down your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and insights. It can be typed or hand-written, and even illustrated. It’s an easy, inexpensive, and healthy way to express yourself, and the practice can help you cope with challenging situations or overwhelming emotions. (Read more)

Labyrinth walk
A labyrinth walk is a practice used by a variety of different cultures to ground yourself and experience spiritual centering. It consists of walking quietly through the path of a labyrinth and quieting your mind, while focusing on a specific goal or purpose. (read more)

Meditation
Meditation is the practice of clearing your mind of the several busy, fleeting thoughts that can lead to worry, stress, and confusion. Sometimes meditation can be “guided”, where a teacher helps students focus on a particular topic. It can also be a simple process of just observing your thoughts and feelings; not identifying with them…and gaining a new perspective (read more)

Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully “present” in the here and now; a state of calm, focused and active awareness. Being mindful improves performance, lowers stress, improves communication, and brings new insight. Join us to learn more about seeing the benefits of mindfulness in your daily life (read more)

Reiki
Reiki is a traditional Japanese healing technique that uses energy to calm the mind and body while balancing the body’s systems.  We offer trainings for Reiki Levels I, II, and III as well and a “Reiki Share” (Reiki Exchange/Circle) for practitioners (read more)

Singing Bowl Meditation
Join us to sit back and relax to the healing frequencies of our singing bowl meditations. Our trained practitioner will serenade you with this form of sound therapy helping to induce relaxation and a deep meditative state. Experience the many benefits of this ancient Buddhist healing practice, including reducing stress, reducing physical pain, improving mental and emotional clarity, even improving sleeping patterns.

Vision boards
Vision boards are created to inspire and remind you why you do the work that you do. They are used to combat procrastination and cultivate motivation. To create a vision board you must find words/ images that create a sense of joy or inspiration for you. You then take these images and create a college of them on a poster board. You can hang this poster board anywhere around your home to remind yourself of the positive things you enjoy doing, and inspire yourself to stay motivated.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga nidra is a form of meditation done while lying down. The teacher guides the class through certain stages, leading to a delta brainwave state of “conscious awareness” sleep. The goals are to calm the sympathetic nervous system (the fight-or-flight response) and achieve a deep state of relaxation.

Shadow/Subconscious

Astrology (Western)
Western astrology is a method of evaluating or interpreting someone’s life by using their horoscope, based on the time of that person’s birth. (Read more)

Astrology (Vedic)
The earliest use of Eastern astrology is the Vedic-astrology chart. It holds that the sky-observing Rishis in ancient India had an understanding about the sun, moon, planets, and stars at least 5,000 years ago. (Read more)

Mysticism and Magick (Tarot, Crystals, etc.)
Mystical tools such as tarot cards, I-Ching, etc. are sometimes used as a means to support us (emotionally or spiritually) to gain perspective, explore possibilities, think about deeper meanings, and foster personal growth (read more)

Fitness/Movement

Fitness & Weight Training
Yes, we’ve heard it many times…exercise is good for you! It helps strengthen and tone your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, address age-related muscle loss, and improves your overall health and appearance. (Read more)

QiGong and T’ai Chi
Qigong, pronounced “chi gong,” originated in China thousands of years ago as a component of traditional Chinese medicine. Exercises are performed to maximize the body, mind and spirit’s energies with the aim of enhancing and sustaining health and wellbeing. We may offer either QiGong or T’ai Chi depending on teacher availability (read more)

Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga
In the West, Ashtanga has long been regarded as a favorite style of yoga. Ashtanga focuses on a challenging physical routine that consists of a series of poses connected by the breath into a continuous sequence. Because of the high physical strength, flexibility, and endurance required for the practice, many people view it as a demanding and difficult workout. Including an Ashtanga yoga class in your daily exercise routine is a good way to maintain your mind and body’s health and strength, regardless of whether you’re familiar with yoga or searching for something new as your fitness goals change. There are several advantages to Ashtanga yoga: it’s good for athletes and people who want to physically challenge themselves because it’s considered to be demanding. Similar to other hatha yoga styles, Ashtanga yoga focuses on breath, poses, and meditation so your breathing, balance, and flexibility can all be enhanced by a regular yoga practice. It can help you become more resilient, build stronger bones and muscles, regulate your weight, lower your blood pressure, and reduce stress. Ashtanga provides people with a very structured method of asana practice: you’ll always be able to tell when you’re making progress and can adjust your workout as necessary. With frequent practice, it can help you become more flexible, strong, and mentally focused.

Hatha Yoga is the primary type of yoga we practice, although we’ll often include some Ashtanga, Yin, Vinyasa, and Restorative/Nidra. Hatha is a form of ‘gentle yoga’ for beginner and intermediate level students. It combines postures (asanas) with conscious breathing (Pranayama) while developing flexibility, balance, endurance, strength and mental clarity. It is a traditional style of yoga that focuses on the practice of physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. The word “hatha” comes from the Sanskrit “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon,” referring to the balance of opposing forces in the body. Hatha yoga classes typically include a combination of standing, seated, and reclined poses, as well as inversions and twists. The poses, or “asanas,” are held for a few breaths and the teacher will give verbal cues and hands-on adjustments to help students align their bodies properly. The practice of Hatha yoga is generally slower-paced than vinyasa yoga, and poses are held for longer periods of time, allowing students to focus on proper alignment and breath control. The practice also includes pranayama (breathing exercises) which are designed to help control the flow of energy through the body, and to balance the mind and emotions. Hatha yoga is a great practice for those who are new to yoga and want to learn the basic poses and concepts. It’s also a great practice for those who are looking for a more gentle and meditative practice, as it tends to focus more on the inner experience than on the physical aspect of yoga. Hatha yoga is known for its ability to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength, as well as reducing stress and tension in the body. The practice also helps to increase self-awareness and can be helpful for cultivating a greater sense of inner peace and well-being. Overall, Hatha yoga is a traditional style of yoga that emphasizes the practice of physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. It’s a practice that can be adapted to different levels and preferences, and can be an excellent way to improve overall physical and mental well-being.

Restorative Yoga is a type of yoga practice that is designed to promote relaxation and healing in the body. It is characterized by the use of props, such as blankets, bolsters, and blocks, to support the body in passive poses. These poses are typically held for longer periods of time, usually 5-15 minutes, allowing the body to fully relax and release tension. The goal of restorative yoga is to create a state of deep relaxation, known as “yoga nidra” or “yogic sleep”, which can be beneficial for reducing stress, anxiety, and insomnia. It’s also helpful for people with chronic pain, fatigue, and injuries, as it’s a gentle and supportive practice. In a restorative yoga class, the teacher will guide students through a series of poses that are designed to target specific areas of the body, such as the hips, shoulders, or back. These poses are usually done lying down or sitting, and the use of props helps to fully support the body and allow for maximum relaxation. Breathing and meditation techniques are also often incorporated into restorative yoga practice to help to quiet the mind, and promote a sense of inner peace and well-being. The class is usually held in a dimly lit room, with soft music and a peaceful atmosphere to enhance the relaxation experience. Overall, restorative yoga is a great practice for anyone looking to relax, unwind, and find inner peace. It’s also a beneficial practice for those who are recovering from an injury, or dealing with chronic stress or pain, as it’s a gentle and nurturing practice that can promote healing and well-being.

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic and flowing style of yoga that links movement with breath. The word “vinyasa” literally means “to place in a special way”, and refers to the sequence of movements that are synchronized with the breath. In a vinyasa yoga class, the teacher will guide students through a series of poses, starting with a warm-up, then moving into a series of sun salutations (a sequence of poses that includes plank, chaturanga, upward-facing dog, and downward-facing dog) and then a sequence of standing poses, balance poses, seated poses, and ending with a final relaxation. The practice typically includes continuous and flowing movements, moving from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This creates a sense of fluidity and creates heat in the body that can be beneficial for increasing flexibility and strength, as well as for detoxifying and purifying the body. The pace of the class can vary, from a slower and more meditative flow to a faster and more intense flow, depending on the teacher’s preference and students’ level. Vinyasa yoga is a great practice for those who are looking for a more active and physically challenging yoga practice. It can be helpful for building strength and endurance, improving cardiovascular health, and increasing flexibility. It’s also a great practice for stress relief and for helping to release tension in the body. Overall, vinyasa yoga is a dynamic and flowing style of yoga that can be a great workout for the body and mind. It’s a practice that can be adapted to different levels and preferences, and can be an excellent way to improve overall physical and mental well-being.

Yin Yoga
Yin yoga focuses on the deep connective tissues such as ligaments and joints. Each pose is held longer, giving you more time to focus inward and become aware of your thoughts and your body’s physical sensations. Yin yoga helps you stretch and lengthen infrequently utilized areas because you hold poses for longer than you would in other traditional forms of yoga. It also teaches you how to breathe through discomfort be present with any thoughts that come up. The Taoist and ancient Chinese philosophical foundations of yin yoga hold that our bodies include routes for the flow of Qi (energy). In doing yin yoga, we remove obstructions and allow this energy to flow freely. Research shows that yin yoga significantly lowers stress levels; your body becomes more relaxed, and your heart rate slows down. Yin yoga is different from more active forms of yoga such as Vinyasa, but it doesn’t make it any less of a workout; give it a try the next time you’re stuck in a fitness rut, and discover for yourself the benefits to your physical and mental health.

Retreats

1-Day Retreat
Take a break from your busy life and give yourself the gift of self-care –join us for a mini-retreat! Come get a soulful energy boost, clear your mind, make friends, and rejuvenate. We offer a variety of relaxing, casual activities (read more)

R&R Evening in Julian
Join us for a casual gathering in Santa Ysabel or Julian, CA as we enjoy yoga, sound bath meditation, drumming/music and/or spiritual discussions. Read more

Week-long or International Retreats
For our 1-2 week-long type events, please visit our Retreats page

Got an idea for a class or workshop? Let us know!
If you’re a teacher and want to offer your own workshop, also, please reach out to us