Jul
15
Aug 5

Paddle into Summer

Two dates to choose from or join for both!

Saturday's

July 15th & August 5th

9-11am

$35 each

Paddle Boards Available for rental at Yoga4 at a discounted rate, please call to reserve your board ahead of time.

 

Learn proper Stand Up Paddle Boarding techniques, three dynamic turns and a yoga flow that is a perfect pair to your summer paddles on the lake!

Some benefits of SUP boarding:

·     Low impact, full body workout

·     Reduces Stress

·     Great rehabilitation for injuries

What better way to connect to nature! SUP is calming, engaging and can have positive, long lasting effects on your mental health.

LARA RUDDY IS AN E-RYT 500 & HAS BEEN TEACHING YOGA SINCE 2010. SHE WAS SUP CERTIFIED THROUGH PADDLE INTO FITNESS WITH GILLIAN GIBREE & KATHRYN MCCANN. HER FAVORITE SUMMER PAST TIME IS TAKING HER BOARD OUT ON THE WATER.

LARA RUDDY IS AN E-RYT 500 & HAS BEEN TEACHING YOGA SINCE 2010. SHE WAS SUP CERTIFIED THROUGH PADDLE INTO FITNESS WITH GILLIAN GIBREE & KATHRYN MCCANN. HER FAVORITE SUMMER PAST TIME IS TAKING HER BOARD OUT ON THE WATER.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR JULY 15TH!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AUGUST 5TH!

Aug
21
12:30 pm12:30

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra - Deep Transformational Rest with Kelly Stiglich

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Saturday, August 12th

12:30 - 2:30pm

$25

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that systematically guides & relaxes you at every level of being including your physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers (called five koshas). Through the use of breath awareness, body scanning, healing music and nature imagery, Divine Sleep invites you to become aware of each layer of being without needing to change or fix anything. This true meditation where there is nothing to do but to ‘notice’ – supporting you in feeling empowered and whole just as you are.

 

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Kelly is a 500 E-ryt, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider) & Ayurveda Specialist. She studied classical path of Raja Yoga, Ayurveda & Yin under Jacqueline Chiodo for the past 6 years. She holds an additional certification in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®. Kelly has also studied with Joe Barnett, Shiva Rea, Bryan Kest, David Keil, Mathew Darling, Jennifer Reis and Myra Lewin and brings a greater understanding of why different styles of yoga are so beneficial for everyone’s unique body. She teaches 200/300 hour Teacher Trainings as well as the Alignment Based Aerial Yoga Teacher Certifications. Kelly has lead over 50 workshops, 8 retreats, 12 teacher trainings statewide & internationally.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Aug
26
12:00 pm12:00

Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop with Amanda Jackson

Saturday, August 26th

12-2pm

$30

Many students struggle with arm balances and inversions because they think they are not strong enough! Breaking these postures down and beginning to understand the techniques for getting in and out of them is how we make progress. In this workshop we will learn about the foundations of arm balances & inversions, the connection to the core, embrace our fear and learn to lift off. We will prepare the body using a dynamically sequenced Vinyasa Flow followed by lots of time to play around!

Whether you are student wanting to introduce arm balances and inversions into your yoga practice or you've already been experimenting with them and want to learn tools & techniques of improving, this workshop is for ALL students!

 

Amanda is a Leelanau County native, a dedicated student & a E-RYT 200 teacher of Yoga. She studied Ashtanga Vinyasa under K.C. Mahesh & Yoga Therapy under Elizabeth Ruales at Abhijna School of Yoga in Varkala, Kerala, India. She holds a BS Degree in Community Health Education from Northern Michigan University & is a proud Ambassador for Yoga Gives Back. 

Amanda is a Leelanau County native, a dedicated student & a E-RYT 200 teacher of Yoga. She studied Ashtanga Vinyasa under K.C. Mahesh & Yoga Therapy under Elizabeth Ruales at Abhijna School of Yoga in Varkala, Kerala, India. She holds a BS Degree in Community Health Education from Northern Michigan University & is a proud Ambassador for Yoga Gives Back. 


Jul
22
12:00 pm12:00

Feldenkrais for Summer Sports

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Saturday, July 22nd

12pm - 2pm

$30

 

REDUCE MUSCLE STRAIN FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES!

Learn how to:

  • Move smarter without injury or upset.

  • Wake up to the fullness    of your capabilities

  • What’s possible to maximize your summer potential    for work and play!

 

Kathleen Wainwright has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for 15 years, a Licensed Occupational Therapist for 30 years, and is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner (trauma/healing).

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Jun
23
Jun 25

REPLENISH & REVIVE - A Woman's Retreat in Leelanau

JUNE 23-25, 2017

Celebrate Summer! Enjoy a deeply restorative and rejuvenating women’s retreat in beautiful Leelanau County. Together, we will find the rhythm of your true nature as you unplug, unwind, and leave the stresses of daily life behind.

The focus of this residential weekend is to reconnect with your feminine essence and harmonize with your unique soul. By turning away from cell phones, electronics & the demands of the world, we turn towards our inner lives, arriving in the resplendent present moment.

Dive into the beauty of nature, practicing yoga asana, meditation, simple every-day rituals, inquiry and self-discovery. We will create the space for you to connect to your authenticity and the pleasure of being.

The weekend will consist of 2 morning yoga classes, 2 late afternoon yoga classes and 4 teachings aimed towards expanding and deepening your self-understanding. 

In addition to daily practice, there will be quiet time to relax, walk in nature, enjoy the sauna, lounge in the hammock, celebrate, laugh, and simply be together.

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LOCATION

The Modern Farmhouse is a 1900’s home fully renovated with updated amenities. The property offers a centralized open chef's kitchen, 3 full baths, sauna, flower & vegetable gardens, outdoor fireplace, hammocks, acres of rolling hills & tall grasses to wander & walk, high elevation views of Lake Michigan, Lake Leelanau, the Manitou Islands and the beauty of Leelanau County.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

The House: Three bedrooms each include a queen bed and full bath; main floor bath includes a sauna shower, master bath includes a claw foot tub, and third bath has a euro style shower. Linens and towels provided. All you need to bring is you!

Outdoor Cotton Canvas Tents: This is "Glamping" at its best. There are three large tents with electricity and supported on a wooden platform. Each tent features a comfortable living space with chic, modern-rustic furnishings including area rugs, twin beds, tables & chairs. Linens and towels provided.

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FOOD

The meals are Vegetarian, Organic, Farm-to-Table, homemade and delicious. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, options provided daily. Local fish options provided.

SAMPLE MENU

Breakfast

Coffee, Hot Tea, Fresh Squeezed Juice, Warm Oatmeal, Granola, Fresh Fruit Assortment, Organic Greek Yogurt, Toast, Almond Milk.

Lunch

Spicy Carrot Ginger Bisque, or Roasted Squash Soup with Goat Cheese, Organic Mixed Greens Salad, Gluten-Free Bread, Cheese Assortment, Organic Dessert & Hot Tea.

Dinner

Soft Polenta with Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, or Szechuan-Style Roasted Local Lake Trout & Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Beets, Organic Mixed Greens Salad, Gluten-Free Bread, Cheese Assortment, Organic Dessert & Hot Tea.

Snacks

Fresh Fruit, Veggie Assortment, Cheese, Nuts, Tea & Beverages will available for in between meals.

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SAMPLE RETREAT SCHEDULE

Friday, June 23

1pm            Arrival & Check-in

2pm           Tea Time, Meet & Greet

3pm           Teaching #1 - Guided Meditation & Self-Inquiry

4:45pm     Yoga Asana Practice

6-7pm        Leisure Time

7pm            Dinner 

8:30pm      Fireside Evening 

10pm          Invitation to Silence

Saturday, June 24

6:30am     Coffee, Tea & Fruit Available 

7:30am      Yoga Asana Practice

9am            Breakfast

10am          Teaching #2 -  Guided Meditation & Self-Inquiry

1pm             Lunch

2:30pm      Leisure Time 

3:30pm      Teaching #3 

4:45pm      Yoga Asana Practice

6-7pm         Leisure Time

7pm             Dinner

8:30pm       Fireside Evening 

10pm           Invitation to Silence  

Sunday, June 25

6:30pm      Coffee, tea, fruit available

7:30am       Yoga Asana Practice

9am             Breakfast

10am           Teaching #4 

1pm              Departure (Spa & Lunch in Leelanau)  

*If you are interested in beginning or ending your retreat with restaurant reservations and/or spa services (massage, facial, waxing), we will provide recommendations upon request.

   The Facilitators, Jeanine Ball & Christen Landry

   The Facilitators, Jeanine Ball & Christen Landry

We look forward to this intentional and adventuresome weekend filled with exploration, practice, connection and laughter in dedication to your personal replenishment & revival!

Warmly, Christen & Jeanine

 

RETREAT PRICING

$650    Indoor Bedrooms – Queen Bed & Private Full Bathroom.                  

$525    Shared Outdoor Canvas Tents, 4 Twin Beds & Deluxe Outdoor Toilet. Shared indoor Bath/Shower.

* Limited Scholarship Pricing Available

SPACE IS LIMITED

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

IF INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE OR TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS

PLEASE CONTACT CHRISTEN AT:

yoga4leelanau@gmail.com or 231-633-4453

Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

Chaturanga Workshop

Saturday, July 10th

12-2 pm

$30

Have you ever wondered if you are doing it correctly?

Are you properly aligned to get the most out of the pose, gain strength & avoid injury?

This fun, educational and enlightening workshop focuses on the three most commonly practiced vinyasa flow postures (Chaturanga, Upward and Downward-Facing Dog). Designed for both students and teachers alike, we will break down the Chaturanga alignment principles by first explaining the muscles of the upper body and shoulders, walking through the specific alignment in the body, and then exploring tools to enhance the pose including partner work & arm balances. Learn the do's and don’t and keys to avoid injury and ensure a safe and life-long yoga practice.

 

Christen K. Landry, RYT-500 & Kerry Shea Satterwhite, RYT-500

Christen K. Landry, RYT-500 & Kerry Shea Satterwhite, RYT-500

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Vitality for Life: Simple & Delicious Food to Fuel a Healthier, Happier You!

Monday, June 5th

7-8:30 pm

$10

In this engaging presentation, you’ll discover how to strip away the foods that weigh you down and which foods can give you energy all day long.

You’ll find out how to:

  • Get healthy and stay healthy

  • Lose weight and keep it off

  • Make plant-based recipes that are super easy, and super delicious

  • Prepare healthy meals that keep you truly satisfied

You’ll also get to enjoy samples of Linda’s delicious Blueberry Smoothie, which is packed with nutrition and goodness!

Linda Szarkowski, a chef, teacher and coach of plant-based eating, is passionate about showing people that healthy food can also be the best tasting. She has been on a self-taught quest for healthy living for decades and has backed it up with certifications in the Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition, Chef and Instructor from the Living Light Culinary Institute in Ft. Bragg, CA, and Living Foods Educator from the Living Foods Institute in Atlanta, GA. Linda has been a chef at the award-winning Chicago Diner and helped to open a raw restaurant, Beets Cafe in Austin TX, prior to starting her packaged raw food meals business, Green Spirit, in Chicago. She has inspired many people to adopt healthier eating with her classes and motivating talks that encourage change but not perfection. Linda has been a featured chef at VeganMania and the Taste of Chicago, where she was delighted to share her love of raw food with a diverse audience. Linda is excited to now bring her knowledge and skills to the Traverse City and Leelanau County area.

 

Jun
3
12:00 pm12:00

Roll & Release - Facia Release Workshop with Andy Goforth

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

12 - 2:30 PM

$35

($45 day of event)

This introductory workshop is geared to address the most common tension areas throughout the body. Pain and stiffness is addressed in the low back, hips, thighs, upper back, chest and neck to promote healthy immune function and relief from inflammation in the soft tissues of the body. Not only does each participant leave feeling the benefits of a full body massage, a more profound connection between body and mind is established in the process.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Mindful approach to stretching & opening the deep connective tissue (fascia) of the body.

  • Deep tissue release using props, meditative movement, & conscious breath.

  • Learning about the connective tissue of the body.

  • Boosting your immune system & enhancing your yoga practice.

ANDREW GOFORTH is a Certified Massage Therapist, and the creator of Roll & Release Technique. Therapeutic work has taken him across the country as well as globally to provide communities with the daily life skills and mindful approaches to live a conscious and fulfilling life.

ANDREW GOFORTH is a Certified Massage Therapist, and the creator of Roll & Release Technique. Therapeutic work has taken him across the country as well as globally to provide communities with the daily life skills and mindful approaches to live a conscious and fulfilling life.

May
27
1:00 pm13:00

Sequencing Workshop with Sandra Carden, E-RYT 500

SATURDAY, MAY 27th

1 - 3:30pm

$45

Sequencing in yoga means linking a series of asanas (postures) through breath in an intelligent and warming progression. Properly advancing in practice warms the body slowly and from within, rather than from an artificially heated environment. Build strength and radiance through proceeding mindfully and incrementally. This workshop is designed to prepare you for a more deeply healing yoga experience, whatever your level, or a smart and safe vinyasa flow.

Sandra Carden, E-RYT 500, has taught the ancient science and art of yoga since the early 1970s. Her fascination with the connective matrix of all existence is what led her to yoga. Yoga’s power to use the vehicle of the body to control and shape the mind is what has kept her interested. You will find her classes uplifting, intelligent, inspiring and fun.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Chakra Balancing - Through Asana & Music with Christen Landry & Sarah Landry Ryder

SATURDAY, MAY 20

1 - 3:30pm

$35

There seven chakras, or energy centers, in the body that become blocked with longheld tension, negative inner dialog and stress.

In this workshop, you will be taken on a physical & energetic journey through your mind, body and soul. By joining in union the use of physical movement and vibrational sound, the unraveling & release of blockages becomes accessible. Join sisters Christen & Sarah in their collaboration of a non-verbal asana practice, lead by Christen, and a sensory experience of music, guitar & singing by Sarah, specifically designed to correspond to each chakra, and cleanse, realign and open your path to higher consciousness. 

Christen K. Landry, E-RYT 500, Owner & Director of Yoga4 Studio & Spa, Artist, Drummer Sarah F. Landry Ryder, Owner of The Redheads, Inc., Singer/Songwriter, Mother, Wife, Volleyball Coach

Christen K. Landry, E-RYT 500, Owner & Director of Yoga4 Studio & Spa, Artist, Drummer

Sarah F. Landry Ryder, Owner of The Redheads, Inc., Singer/Songwriter, Mother, Wife, Volleyball Coach

May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Feldenkrais Method Workshop with Kathleen Wainrwight

SATURDAY, MAY 13

1 - 3PM

$30

"Make the impossible, possible; the possible easy; and the easy elegant."  - Moshe Feldenkrais

 

Explore Greater Freedom in Motion –

Our bodies and brains and their wonderful possibilities!

Is your body moving as optimally as it could? Do you experience pain and discomfort?

Is there a pattern of movement that is holding you back from experiencing more in life?

 

IN THIS WORKSHOP WE WILL EXPLORE:

·      The expansion of our awareness of how we think, sense, feel and move.

·      Ways to identify & minimize the muscular & skeletal holding patterns that keep us from achieving our personal best. 

·      How to move more fully, safely, easily, & allow possibilities of motion and perception.

·      How to perform everyday activities & athletic and artistic pursuits with greater ease & ability. 

Kathleen Wainwright has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for 15 years, a Licensed Occupational Therapist for 30 years, and is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner (trauma/healing).

Kathleen Wainwright has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for 15 years, a Licensed Occupational Therapist for 30 years, and is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner (trauma/healing).

May
6
12:00 pm12:00

Yoga for Golfers with Kerry Satterwhite, CYT-500

LEARN HOW TO USE YOGA POSTURES & BREATH TO:

·    Increase Flexibility & Range of Motion

·    Prevent Injury & Relieve Pain

·    Strengthen Key Areas of the Body to Support the Swing

·    Improve Energy, Concentration & Focus in Your Game

Increase flexibility and range of motion in the spine, hips, hamstrings, shoulders and lower back.  Strengthen muscles in the core, upper back and glutes to create power & stability on both sides of the swing.  Learn breathing techniques to create fluidity of motion, maintain energy, allow for pause and reset, and improve focus in your game.

TRUST YOUR SWING & HAVE FUN!

No Yoga Experience Necessary

Bring Your Mat

Dress Comfortably

 

Feb
25
1:00 pm13:00

Feldenkrais Method Workshop with Kathleen Wainwright

Explore Greater Freedom in Motion –

Our bodies and brains and their wonderful possibilities!

Is your body moving as optimally as it could? Do you experience pain and discomfort?

Is there a pattern of movement that is holding you back from experiencing more in life?

 

IN THIS WORKSHOP WE WILL EXPLORE:

The expansion of our awareness of how we think, sense, feel and move.

Ways to identify and minimize the muscular and skeletal holding patterns that keep us from achieving our personal best.

How to move ore fully, safely, easily, and allow more possibilities of motion and perception.

How to perform everyday activities and athletic and artistic pursuits with greater ease and ability.

 

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Kathleen Wainwright has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for 15 years, a Licensed Occupational Therapist for 30 years, and is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner (trauma/healing).

 

"Make the impossible, possible; the possible easy; and the easy elegant."  

Moshe Feldenkrais

Click here to sign up!

Feb
18
9:00 am09:00

Ayurveda Part II with Lara Ruddy

Asana & Pranayama - Dosha Balancing Practice

Saturday, February 18th

9-11:30am$40

In this workshop come explore three different asana and pranayama practices to help balance your imbalances (in Ayurveda we call these your doshas). With these practices you will gain a better foundation and understanding that you then can apply in all practices, on and off the mat. Ayurveda is one of the oldest, still practiced health care systems that focuses on bringing balance while considering all components of being.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SELF-CARE!

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Feb
7
Feb 28

Long & Lean: WholeBody Training Series with Christen Landry

 

Long & Lean

4 Week WholeBody Training Series

February 7 - 28th 6-7pm

$75

Do you want to feel really good again? This class is a workout training for your "whole body", physical, mental, energetic & spiritual. Refine your physique without bulking up or straining your joints by focusing on a fusion of low intensity, high impact workouts, including yoga, breath & essential stretching to support a sound, centered, long & lean, healthy body.
I have been involved in the health & fitness world for over 20 years. I am so excited to merge my experience and expertise in the areas of Yoga, Mindfulness, Ayurveda, Ballet, CrossFit, Personal Training, Culinary Arts & Nutritional Wellness and bring them to you in one powerful package! This series will help you get a jump start on a leaner body & smarter dietary plan in preparation for putting on the bathing suit this spring break, but also, integrating a balanced mind/body space for new beginnings this year! The series includes 4 compete one hour workouts, mindfulness techniques, nutritional advice and a healthy recipe each week to prepare & enjoy at home!
2017 is the year that represents the energy of rebirths, fresh starts and brings with it powerful momentum and movement when it comes to new ideas, inventions, and creations. Please feel free to call & to talk to me personally at 231-633-4453 about this course being a perfect fit for you.

LET'S PURGE THE OLD AND WELCOME THE NEW!!
SPACE IS LIMITED SO BE SURE TO REGISTER BY JANUARY 31ST!

Click Here to Register!

 

 

 

Jan
28
10:30 am10:30

Heathy Boundaries with Cathy Follansebee

Healthy Boundaries define your life by establishing what is acceptable to you, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. They are the guidelines you create that allow you to live in alignment with who you really are.

LEARN WHAT THEY ARE, HOW TO USE THEM AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT IN ALL RELATIONSHIPS

Saturday, January 28th

10:30am-6pm

$100 ($125 after January 15th)

Cathy Follansbee is an internationally know Transpersonal Healing Therapist assisting her clients to shift into their authentic self, love and joy. She is the author of The Key to Me, Grounding and Your Column of Light and The Energetic Tune-Up. Cathy maintains her website www.everhealing.com and has a private practice in Traverse City, Michigan.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Jan
14
1:00 pm13:00

Yoga for Anxiety Relief with Dorothy Sirrine

A Workshop for Those Dealing with Anxiety

and/or for anyone who wants to support friends or family dealing with anxiety.

Saturday, January 14th

1-4pm

$60

 

 

WE WILL EXPLORE:

-             Scientific & Yogic Perspectives of Anxiety

-             How Yoga can Positively Affect the Nervous System

-             Specific Calming Breath Techniques (pranayama)

-             Calming Asana Postures & Gentle Yoga Flows

-             Useful Mindfulness Approaches.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

Jan
7
10:30 am10:30

Aurveyda with Lara Ruddy

Exploring & Applying

this Ancient Science of Life

Saturday, January 7th

9-11:30am

$40

 

The sages of India developed Ayurveda,

which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful

mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness,

Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge).

It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant

and healthy while realizing their full human potential.

Learn & discover your constitution, ways to keep your body/mind in balance

year round, decipher your dosha, and learn three different

salutation practices to bring you balance.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 Embodied Communication: The Power of Slowing Down in Relationship
Oct
15
1:00 pm13:00

Embodied Communication: The Power of Slowing Down in Relationship

An experiential workshop to ignite a new chapter in all of your relationships - through the art of listening and discovering the role of touch in authentic communication. 

Do you long for reciprocity in you relationship?

Do you wish your partner listened better?

Do you yearn to communicate more deeply and to up level your intimacy?

Learn the magic bullet method to erase all your communication problems and deliver you into your authentic genius!

Shift your relationship dynamic completely in this powerful workshop on Embodied Communication (bring your partner or come alone!) 

You are always alive in relationship with someone or something, right here in the present. This is why listening is always relevant. Sarah and Kjetil will help you expand your understanding of embodied listening in this workshop. Authentic communication is always available, and is also always more effortless and precise than strategic talking to bring forth your agenda or get safe from your fears. Healthy relating is healing, hiding in your relationships is toxic. Come and discover a deeper sense of ownership of your innate communication genius. See you at the workshop!

$50

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:

Sarah Louisignau is the Transformation Doula. She has committed to exploring what is below the surface, and through a career as a Transformative Bodyworker, Yoga Professional, and Birthworker, she has culminated over 1,000 hours and a decade of study, uncovering truth in the human relationship with self and other. She works with individuals and couples in deep-dive bodywork and coaching alliances. 

Kjetil Strand is the go to guy for deep and lasting transformation. He specializes in Transformative Leadership Coaching and ecstatic relating for daring couples. With Kjetil you will experience a perfect dance of depth and playfulness, as we fall through the layers and land beautifully right in the center of your own truth. He has explored embodied movement, authentic communication, and personal growth for over a decade. He has a bachelors degree in Sport Biology, Health, & Psychology from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and has training in many coaching and movement modalities from several institutions and experienced mentors.

 

Oct
14
8:00 am08:00

KUNDALINI YOGA for Prosperity Inwardness & Peace

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Join Gurubanda Kaur, E-RYT for an experience of elevation, inward peace, positive energy and focus with the Yoga of Awareness: Kundalini Yoga.

"Kundalini" refers to the life force energy (Prana) that resides within each human being. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., consists of postures, special breathing, hand and finger positions (Mudra's), chanting and meditation in a specific sequence meant to clear the energy channels and prepare the body and mind to manifest awareness of creative potential. The tools for awakening the life force within!

Gretchen Cline Ph.D., E-RYT, is the lead teacher of Third Coast Yoga Studio in Spring Lake, MI.  A certified Yoga Therapist, she has studied yoga, meditation, Ayurveda and healing in depth through Hatha Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy 500-hour level, and 3HO International Kundalini Yoga programs.  She completed her 500-hour level II in 3HO International Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in 2011.  In addition she teaches both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga for college credit at Muskegon Community College.

“My yoga practice has become increasingly important for my spiritual, emotional, and especially creative being.  It helps me stay connected to the present and equips me with the strength to express and work through issues buried deep in my heart.  Yoga is the medicine that helps me experience and recognize my creative energy as the vitality, even survival, of my Being”.

$95

Jul
12
Aug 24

"Yoga as Meditation/Meditation as Yoga" -On the mat and into Life!

TUESDAY & THURSDAY 10:45AM-12:15PM

JULY 28 & 29TH AND AUGUST 23 & 24TH

Maybe it is time to lighten things up and dive into the naturalness of being close to your self!

Join Jeanine Ball, RYT 200, for this special opportunity! This friendly entry to your meditation and yoga practice will weave yoga asana and meditation, invigorate your hearts desire to live your deepest nature on your yoga mat and ongoingly in your precious life. These classes are valuable for those with a meditation/yoga practice and those learning to find access to the peace and bliss within.

To sign up CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Jul
10
8:00 am08:00

Mindfulness of the Breath

If you are curious about meditation but are having a tough time getting started, this workshop can help!

We will discuss meditation postures for sitting on a cushion, a bench or a chair. Then explore the Mindfulness of the Breath practice from a teaching of the Buddha, the Anapanasati Sutta. This beautifully simple teaching provides specific instruction about what to do with the wild stallion of the mind as we sit.

To establish the basic ground of mindfulness, the Buddha instructs his followers “to observe whether the body and mind are distracted or steady, angry or peaceful, excited or worried, contracted or released, bound or free”.From this ground of acceptance we can learn to use the transformative power of attention in a flexible and practical way. We need to work with outdated mental habits and cultivate those mental states that bring creativity, compassion and vitality.

About the teacher:

Robin Fisher, ERYT 500 is a Master Level student of Sandra Carden’s and has been teacher since 2002. She has been dedicated to in depth study of Yoga Ethics, meditation & Yoga and Buddhist practices for many years.

To sign up CLICK HERE

Jul
9
Jul 30

Acroyoga 4 Week Series

SATURDAYS, JULY 9-30TH, 11:45AM - 1:00PM

$75/Series OR $20 drop-in

In this series you will learn a sequence of acroyoga poses and transitions to create a choreography. Each week we will add new poses to the flow, including standing and L-base poses.

No experience necessary. Registering with a partner is not necessary but encouraged. Maximum 16 students.

 

Third Space Movement

Maggie Racich & Jimmy Linenberger perform and teach circus arts as Third Space Movement. They have taught together, throughout the United States, for over 4 years. Maggie is a certified yoga instructor with a background in dance, theatre, and circus arts. Jimmy has a background in martial arts, circus arts, and meditation.  

To sign up CLICK HERE

Jul
2
1:00 pm13:00

Paddle Into Summer

Learn proper Stand Up Paddle Boarding techniques, three dynamic turns and a yoga flow that is a perfect pairing to your summer paddles on the lake or river!

Some benefits of SUP Boarding:

  • Improves balance

  • Low impact full body workout

  • Reduces stress

  • Great rehabilitation for injuries

What better way to connect to nature! SUP is calming, engaging and can have positive, long lasting effects on your mental health.

Lara Ruddy is an ERYT 500 and has been teaching yoga since 2010. She was SUP certified through Paddle Into Fitness with Gillian Gibree and Kathryn McCann. Her favorite summer past time is taking her board out on the water.

 

 

 

 

 

Jun
25
2:30 pm14:30

Introduction to Acroyoga Workshop

Why try Acro? Short answer: Fun! This hybrid style combining acrobatics and healing arts like Thai massage with yoga can help you take the next step in your practice by connecting you with others while boosting strength, body awareness, and playfulness.

This 2 hour workshop will introduce the basics of partnered, acrobatic yoga with a strong emphasis on effective structural technique and skill for building strength and flexibility.

Maggie Racich and Jimmy Linenberger perform and teach circus arts as THIRD SPACE MOVEMENT. They have taught together, throughout the United States, for over 4 years. Maggie is a certified yoga instructor with a background in dance, theater and circus arts. Jimmy has a background in martial arts, circus and meditation. www.thirdspacemovement.com

Registering with a partner is not necessary but encouraged. No experience necessary. Maximum 16 students. $25/person

Jun
12
1:30 pm13:30

Prenatal Partner Workshop

This birthing workshop is designed for you and your birthing partner. Yoga is a beautiful way to prepare the mind, body and spirit for the many transitions of birth.

In this workshop you will learn techniques for empowering your own birth:

  • Setting your intention   
  • Finding your own personal birth affirmation
  • Breath awareness
  • Yoga postures & movements to encourage open pelvis for birth
  • Birth partners will learn hand placement/adjustments for helping to ease labor contractions
  • Awareness of emotional holding and its effects on the body while in preparation for birth

 

The teacher, Naomi Cole, is a ERYT 200 and is Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga certified. She is also working towards becoming a certified Doula. Naomi has been practicing yoga for 30 years and believes in all the ways the practice restores our lives, mind, body and spirit.Please eat a light lunch an hour before the workshop, bring snacks and a water bottle. Also be sure to wear clothes you can move and feel comfortable in.