Introduction to Yoga Series

April 16 – May 21
MONDAYS 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.

Open to all levels.
Series: 6 classes for $60 or
Drop-in for $18/class or use your class card

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Community Acupuncture Clinic


TUESDAYS 4:30 – 6:30 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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A Yoga Immersion: Open Into Spring

APRIL 25 – 30
9:00-10:30am every day

In five element theory, spring ​is​ related to the wood element and ​is ​​considered a t​i​me​​ ​​of renewal.​ ​New green shoots of possibility are popping up everywhere and there’s the promise of greater creativity and movement.

Spring​time​ is related to the​ ​Liver and​ ​Gallbladder which can easily become congested leading to stress and emotional difficulty​.​ Because of this, practices that help us “detox” and unwind tension and stagnation support us in finding harmony this time of year.

Through yoga asana, inquiry work, and meditation, this ​i​mmersion will help us attune to the season and help us to embody and hono​​r the energetic qualities of the ​spring​.

Immersion: $60 for 6 classes or use your studio class pass. You can attend any or all classes.

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and E-RYT 500 Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher.

Jennifer teaches a mindful, therapeutic, and alignment based practice, influenced by her study of Prajna Yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy, Buddhist contemplative practices, and a deep understanding of the energetic body as outlined by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. When she is not teaching and traveling, Jennifer lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and runs a private medical practice.

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Yoga + Therapy = Asanapy™

Yoga Series with MEGAN LEIGH
MAY 20, 22, 24
9:00 – 10:30am Mon/Wed/Friday

Asanapy™: A three part series to begin the process of amplifying yourself. What would it be like to put down the part of you that you think needs to be fixed. I invite you to open to the possiblility that your flaws are where your authenticity resides, your broken piece are not a problem because you are not broken. and that there is power in simply having a body that moves through the coversation of life. and that conversation is your gift.

Strength and Vulnerability
Monday May 20th
Yoga to melt winter’s armor and build strong, functional muscles. Whether you’ve got boundaries like a brick wall (big muscles, extra weight, short breath.) or are everyone’s go to person (super flexible, spacey, using your spiritual life to override your emotional life.) we’ll use this class to bring more balance to both body and spirit.

Shadows and Light
Wednesday May 22nd
Yoga to help you to enjoy right where you are. So often we come to the mat with a desire to change. In this class we’ll channel that desire into the breath and open to the possibility that there’s nothing to change, there’s just a need in the world for more you!

Joy and Pain
Friday May 24th
Yoga to help connect you to your edge. Do you always approach your practice with aggression? Or are you someone who tends to pace themselves or hang back? We’ll use this class to find the sweet spot between the two where you feel steady, empowered and strong.

Megan Leigh travelled the world teaching yoga until she opened her studio, Chichester Yoga and Retreat Center in 2005. During that time Megan lead and hosted trainings and countless retreats. After 11 years, Megan sold the studio and has moved to Portland where she teaches and works as a Psychiatric RN. She is currently studying to become a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Megan is a Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Therapist in private practice and will offer session for $80/hour. Email to book a session.

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study and Teacher Training: The Fluid Body

October 8 – 13, 2018

8:00am – 5:00pm

The Prajna approach to the practice of yoga is classical, yet multidimensional. Rather than a prescription to teach a given system, this program is an invitation to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana and pranayama and incorporates the study of poetry, sutras, myths, and chanting. We inspire students to discover new associations and tap their inner strength and unique gifts. Students are empowered to practice and teach from a place of creativity, adaptability, and imagination~ and ultimately “attain insight” or “prajna.”

This session is an in-depth study of the hands, arms, and shoulders relative to the diaphragm and pranayama. We reflect on myths from the yoga tradition that relate to rivers, ocean and the fluid body.

The Fluid Body begins at the third chakra and the kidney/adrenal region. We investigate the importance of hydration and fluidity within the body. This course is an in-depth study of the upper torso including the sternum, shoulders, arms, diaphragm, brachial plexus, heart/lung and carpal tunnel. We include mobilization techniques to free the ribs, spine, shoulders and hands in the SATYA training. Asana sequences emphasize arm balance preparations and shoulder openers for backbends and inversions. Much time is devoted to the shoulder girdle and practicing poses that serve to align the shoulders and reduce strain in the rotator cuff area. In addition, we continue our study of the Five Sheaths of connective tissue that spiral around the trunk and pass through the arms. We study the nadis, Ayurveda marma points, and chakras that relate to the arms and upper trunk.

This week, Djuna will introduce the foundation of pranayama practice, while introducing ways to sensitize the diaphragm, ribs and lung tissue. The primary theme for the week is water and the fluid systems of the body. We look at the fluid pulse (spanda) that animates the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, particularly through the powerful metaphors of ocean and river. As we explore the cosmic themes of water and life, we detail the circulation of blood, lymph and cerebral-spinal fluid through the body. We investigate the power of myth (from the mythology of Vishnu) and in particular the teachings on maya, or the illusory nature of the visible world. We read chapters from Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha while investigating the teachings on karma, inter-dependency and nonjudgmental awareness.

Early Bird: $875

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