Events

Partner Balancing AcroYoga Playshop

with RUSTY MUSCARELLA
FRIDAYS 6:00 – 7:30pm
MAY 10, 17, 24, 31

Cultivate empowerment and confidence in your body, while working with the dynamics of physical and emotional balance. The practice of AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of Acrobatics and the loving-kindness of Thai massage.

Challenge your perception of what’s possible. Through this playful partner practice you will build strength and flexibility, as well as trust and connection, while having fun.

This exploration of partner balancing will be geared toward therapeutic and restorative postures, partner stretching, and conscious communication with the option for more dynamic acro-balancing as suitable.

No partner required�
All levels encouraged to join

Surprise yourself— you can do more than you think you can!

TICKETS
$20 Presale: SINGLE —-SAVE 33%
$35 Presale: COUPLE —-SAVE 36%
$30 Door: SINGLE
$55 Door: COUPLE

RUSTY is a 9 year practicing Acro-yogi with 15 years of yoga practice. He has traveled extensively through Europe, Asia and India sharing this partner practice as a therapeutic, social purpose and circus based offering. His love for the practice comes through in his offerings, and his acute awareness of the neurological system and its connection to the physical body helps us understand the many benefits of this living practice.

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Women’s Wellness Series

With SUZI ZOBRIST
September 23 – October 28, 2019
MONDAYS 5:30 – 7:30pm
WOMEN’S HEALTH IS ONE OF THE MOST VITAL ISSUES OF OUR TIME

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 plant medicine 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. www.suzizobrist.com

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Restorative: Gentle Flow + Deep Stretch

with TABITHA ROSE
SUNDAYS
9:00 – 10:30am

Take it easy and rest while you restore.

This class blends gentle stretching, slow fluid movement and restorative poses with a focus on relaxing and breathing into the deepest layers of the body to return to a place of release, surrender and calm.

During the class, we will explore well-supported poses to restore your natural rhythm, calm the nervous system, dissolve tension and cultivate a deep sense of well-being that will support you well after the session is over. You will use straps, soft blankets, blocks, and bolsters so the body opens gently into the stretch. While supported you will be guided through a relaxing meditation with a keen focus on the breath. Hands on adjustments are given with essential oil blends to help enhance the experience.

A class that will improve joint flexibility, free stagnation in the muscle tissue, lubricate the joints and foster a quiet, meditative state. Sending you peacefully into a brief vacation. Accessible for all levels, ages and body types.

Accessible for all levels, ages and body types.

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Community Acupuncture Clinic

with DANIELLE DYER, LAc
WEEKLY

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.
NO CLINIC MAY 28th

DANIELLE DYER:
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
healflowacupuncture.com
(458) 205-9450

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study ~ From the Ground Up

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
OCTOBER 7 – 12, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

From the ground upSession 1: FROM THE GROUND UP
This session explores the foundational teachings of the yoga practice with an emphasis on how the feet are “the foundation to the temple of the body”.

Progress on the path depends on strong legs and deep breath. This session explores the ancient traditions with a contemporary insight into the body-mind connection. Students build stability in their legs through standing poses that spontaneously lead to the lift of the yoga bandhas – mula and uddiyana bandhas. To open the heart-mind, we will cultivate loving kindness (metta) and hone the essentials of mindfulness training.

Course of Study:
* Yoga anatomy: experience myofascia through movement and map the body’s five myo-fascial sheaths
* Bio-mechanical function of the feet, knees and legs
* Nadis, Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians and Ayurveda marma points
* The sacrum and poses relative to the lower two chakras – muladhara and svadhisthana chakras
* The Three Jewels: the Buddha (awakened mind), Dharma (the teachings) and Sangha (the community)
* The Eightfold Path of the Buddhist teachings and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

From the Ground Up is a requirement for students fulfilling the 200-hr Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

TUITION
– EARLY BIRD rate: $875 with deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start
– REGULAR rate: $975 if paid within three months of course start
∞ Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable
∞ Balance due one month prior to the course start.
+ Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95
To register, please email (djuna@yogapracticeandreflection.com)
For more information and to register: https://www.illuminatingyoga.com/teacher-training/2017/10/14/200hr-us-dxza9

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study Course: The Subtle Body

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
November 13 – 18, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

Session III, The Subtle Body, presents ways to posturally balance the skull efficiently on top of the spine and to mindfully create a “psychic shield” to protect and empower spiritual awareness.

The pathway into the subtle body involves practice for the delicate structures of the throat, neck, cranium and brain. In yoga practice, the brain and sensory organs must be carefully protected and drawn inward.

Course of Study:
* Restorative yoga for the brain and nervous system
* The cranial chakras and the subtle body
* The bones of the skull and the cranial sutures
* The effects of vibration on the cranium
* The three “master glands” in the body: the thyroid, pineal and pituitary glands
* The critical position of the jaw and its connection to the sacrum
* Jalandhara bandha and its effects on the throat chakra and thyroid gland
* Working with the five senses in yoga, pratyahara
* Balancing the body through the six diaphragms
* Introduction to yoga nidra (yogic sleep)
* Yoga samadhi and the brain: Patanjali’s samapatti and the experience of absorption
* Using the chair in yoga to support the brain and skull
* Neuroplasticity, aging and the sensory-motor system
* Coping with fear and stress, protecting the skull and developing a “psychic shield”
* Working with the eyes in yoga
* Working with the Five Hindrances: craving, negativity, sloth, restlessness and doubt

The Subtle Body is a requirement for students fulfilling the 200-hr Prajna Yoga Teacher Training.

TUITION:
– EARLY BIRD rate: $875 with deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start
– REGULAR rate: $975 if paid within three months of course start
∞ Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable
∞ Balance due one month prior to the course start.
+ Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95
To register, please email (djuna@yogapracticeandreflection.com)
For more information and to register: https://www.illuminatingyoga.com/teacher-training/2017/10/14/200hr-us-dxza9-3a6ld

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