Atlas/Occiput Activation Healing Sessions

December 14, 15, 16

MICHAEL HANE has helped many people in the Orcas Community over the years. So many of his clients have come up to me after their session and said “He changed my Life!” His sessions usually book up quickly as past clients refer their friends to him. Please sign up early!!

Michael’s life work is helping people align mind * body * spirit with the Atlas Activation. He is trained in the Atlasprofilax methodology and has years of experience with clients in chronic pain. He is an expert bodyworker, authentically integrating massage with energetic bodywork. This combination of expertise forms his unique system of supporting and elevating the whole being.

For more information about Michael’s work:

Atlas Activation is a deep sub-occipital neck release that addresses chronic tension around the base of the skull and restores balance to the vital Atlas/Occipital joint at the top of the spine. The Atlas vertebrae is the keystone of the spine that governs whole body balance and is necessary for proper neuromuscular functioning and structural alignment. Instability in this area is a major source of chronic tension and stress, creating patterns of compensation and degeneration.
The benefits can be instant: increased neck and hip mobility, release of pressure and pain in the body, feeling of ease, lightness and euphoria. Then, more profound effects can activate: increased balance, strength, focus, clarity and peace.

(Between 1pm – 6pm)
Each Session is 60min with a follow-up scheduled the next day.

Sessions is $250

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Winter Solstice Gathering

Monday December 17th

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Women’s Wellness Series

January 7 – February 11, 2019
MONDAYS 5:30 – 7:30pm

It is time for women to remember our ancestral roots as Healers and reclaim the ancient traditions of feminine health and wellness.

Women’s Wellness Series weaves together ancient modalities with heartfelt wisdom to help women on their healing journey towards optimal wellbeing. This Series provides resources and self-care tools to holistically support your long-term vibrant health. Become intimate with your own physiology and experience your fullest expression of vitality.

Each class will include breathwork, meditation, anatomy, a movement practice and self-care tools for daily health and wellness.

In this 6-week Monday Series:

* Study the anatomy of the pelvic floor & women’s sacred anatomy
* Practice pelvic floor breathwork to relax and tone
* Experience a simple yoga practice to embody your whole self
* Learn the benefits of herbal steaming for womb and moon support
* Explore the healing power of touch for holistic breast health
* Enjoy a Guided Meditation to nurture connection and healing

$120 for 6 classes.

Pre-registration required

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SUZI ZOBRIST (LMT, E-RYT500) is a holistic pelvic care provider & women’s wellness educator. She is the Founder of Orcas Mandala Yoga & Bodywork Studio on Orcas Island. Her experiential self-care Workshops support women’s long-term vibrant health.

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Introduction to Yoga Series

January 10 – February 14
THURSDAYS 6:00 – 7:15PM


Join a 6-week Intro to Yoga class and feel great! Learn the fundamentals and get started on the path of yoga to enhance your health and well being. If you have never done yoga before, have been away from your practice awhile, or if you simply enjoy the pace and time these classes meet, this is the class for you!

Learn the basics of simple postures and breath in a methodical way that safely builds your body awareness, strength, and mindfulness. This class will prepare you to enter our ongoing classes with confidence.

All levels of fitness, flexibility, and athletic ability are welcome.
Series: 6 classes for $60 or
Drop-in for $15/class or use your class card

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Community Acupuncture Clinic


TUESDAYS 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Walk in to Wellness!

Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio will host a Community Acupuncture Clinic on Tuesdays with Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture. Treatments will be based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.

Danielle Dyer’s style as a practitioner is rooted in touch. She uses information gathered from the pulse, tongue, channels and abdomen to make sure the treatment is right for your body and the moment. She also incorporate other forms of touch healing such as Reiki and bodywork in the community clinic.

Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary.

Greetings from Panacea, my sailboat that carried me to Orcas Island last November. I arrived here with a mission! After years of constant study, I finally got to leave the city, Masters in Acupuncture in hand, to share my love of Chinese medicine through my business, Heal~Flow Acupuncture.

My vision is to broaden the scope of acupuncture beyond the office and into the daily lives of people and communities. My mission is to make Chinese Medicine accessible by offering sliding scale pricing and mobile services. I feel blessed and honored to call these islands my new home and to offer my skills and my heart to this community.

Danielle Dyer
(458) 205-9450

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Practice for Women: Yoga in Support of the Feminine Physique and Physiology

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Morning Sessions: 10am-12:30pm
Afternoon Sessions: 2:00-4:30pm

As Women, the great potential of our Yoga practice lies in honoring and respecting change in our bodies, and structuring our practices to reflect we are we are in our lives. This is especially true as we go through normal transitions and the aging process.

Be prepared to skillfully adapt your practice for menstruation, through the fertile years, peri-menopause and to sustain your practice well into the later decades. This workshop will feature sequences that stabilize the shoulder girdle, open and strengthen the hips and pelvis, and invite deeper understanding of how to navigate the waters of normal hormonal fluctuations.

Morning classes will include energizing asanas and anatomical presentations. Afternoon sessions will focus on and restorative practices including pranayama. All sessions will feature traditional chanting and meditative reflection.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of students, from beginners through life-long practitioners. Preference will be given to those attending the entire series. Drop-ins allowed if space permits.

This course is registered with Yoga Alliance for 15 hours of Continuing Education credits.

$45 per session or $210 for all 6 Sessions


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Linda Spackman began practicing yoga in 1984 and began teaching in 2000. Linda’s classes include asana, pranayama, Yoga Sutra and Vedic Chant. In each class, Linda strives to impart her joy and underlying reverence for all aspects of yoga. Her teaching style is accessible yet challenging for all levels of practice, from beginner to lifelong practitioner.

Linda is a devoted dedicated student of Sonia Nelson, with whom she has studied the Yoga Sutras, the Inner Limbs of Yoga, and Vedic Chant. Sonia is a senior student of TKV Desikachar. Linda also treasures the opportunity to study in the Iyengar tradition with Patricia Walden, and has done so since 2005.

A longtime prenatal and postpartum teacher, she specializes in yoga for all phases of a woman’s life. She conducts the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, and co-teaches with Surya Little, the Yoga and Women’s Health Program for Prajna Yoga.

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