A Thanks Giving Practice with CHRISTINE COMITO
November 28

9:30 – 10:45am

Yoga for GratitudeWith a thankful heart, we celebrate the beautiful and dedicated Sangha (community) we have on Orcas Island. Join Christine, Thanksgiving morning, in a special Gratitude Mandala Flow. In community we will open our space and hearts to all visitors, family & friends and start our day by grounding in the moment.

No Thursday 6:00pm Class!!

Class Card or By Donation.

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Vinyasa Yoga Immersion

Flowing into Fall with JOSHUA JACOBS
November 29

9:00 – 11:00am

As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, our inner world opens up to us. This is the season of transition; of shedding what we no longer need and of embracing the changes we wish to experience.

This yoga will be an immersive exploration; we will discover the depths of our perception as we gently guide our bodies with intentional movement. Let us flow deeper into this Fall season together.

***Please arrive early for Sign-In***

Community Class (Sliding Scale: $10-$20)

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Mindful Yin Yoga Training

February 28, 29, March 1, 2020

Friday: 4:00 – 7:00pm,
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

This immersion is designed for yoga teachers and yoga students who would like to deepen their understanding of the practice and instruction of Yin Yoga. This immersion comes with a manual. During the weekend we will explore through physical practice, written/visual material and group discussion:

– an introduction to Yin Yoga theory and its benefits
– thorough coverage of yin postures & modifications/variations for all levels
– mindfulness meditation and associated practices to support the yin practice
– anatomy specific to yin yoga
– exploration of the breath and associated breathing practices
– complete yin yoga sequences
– locations of meridians and acupressure points that can be used during practice or teaching
– explanation of the organ systems and the five elements according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to yin yoga
– multiple experiential practice sessions

Open to all students and levels.
(This immersion is considered teacher training for 20hrs of Yoga Alliance credit.)

JENNIFER RAYE holds her doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, holistic nutritionist, mindfulness meditation teacher, and an experienced (E-RYT500) yoga teacher. Influenced and supported by her years of formal study and personal practice, and over a decade of teaching, Jennifer’s offerings reflect her extensive and varied expertise in the fields of contemplative practice and integrative medicine. Steeped in the wisdom of the Buddha Dharma, and her deep respect for the beauty and magic of the natural world, her teachings emphasize self-care and are holistic, therapeutic in nature, and have a strong focus on the individual needs of students.

Jennifer teaches classes, retreats, and teacher training, locally and internationally, in addition to running her private medical practice. She is also the creator of a number of online programs.
Visit to learn more.

INVESTMENT: $350 for early bird,
or $400 for full price after Feb 1st.

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Mastering the Basics

December 6 – 8, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

This module provides the essential teaching skills in order to teach a yoga class following the principles of Prajna Yoga. This mini-intensive guides, inspires, and motivates you to confidently and competently begin to teach yoga classes.

The curriculum includes:

Defining and refining teaching skills.

Class planning and organization.

Directing students through effective use of voice.

Verbal instructions and demonstrations.

Observing students’ poses and common pitfalls that beginning teachers encounter.

Djuna will provide individual feedback through group teaching exercises to help trainees hone their skills.
(24 hours)

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Coming Home – Yoga as Presence

Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30 – 7:00pm


These classes are appropriate for everyone longing for time on the yoga mat devoted to experiencing the wisdom, strength, resiliency and freedom inherent in our own bodies, as they are, RIGHT NOW, while we practice stretching our capacity for PRESENCE, COMPASSION & CURIOSITY.

INVESTMENT: $20 per class, or Use your Class Card

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Qoya Movement Practice for Women

FRIDAYS 6:00 – 8:00pm

6-week Series:
November 1, 8, 15 , 22, December 6, 13

Sarah is thrilled to bring Qoya to the Orcas Island community. Qoya is an embodied movement practice for anyone who identifies as a woman. It is a space for women to understand themselves on a deeper level and perhaps break through perceived social and personal barriers through intuitive movement and community connection. Sarah has experienced the profound effects of Qoya in her life and is dedicated in sharing its transformational nature with other women. Originally Sarah is from the UK but has lived the past 7 years in Maine and recently moved to Orcas Island with her partner and two sons. Sarah loves to create magic and have fun. She leads her classes with humor, honesty and personal wisdom.

Sarah is a Qoya Movement Leader, Astrologer, E-RYT500hr yoga + restorative yoga instructor, Mother, Intuitive and Wayshower. She has a Masters Degree in Art, Sculpture and Building Restoration and loves cultivating spiritual connection through ritual, dance and singing in women’s circles. She is an advocate for the Dare to Rest programme for Women, has taken part in Auyvedic Wellbeing study groups and is currently interested in establishing tools to create embodied boundaries for empaths. Sarah is broadening her knowledge in how movement, body awareness and language can create social and environmental change.

$20 drop-in or bring a “NEW” friend for $10 each!

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Sunrise Flow

8:00 – 9:00am

This class is for yogis looking to wake up and get on the mat. Starting at 8am, perhaps before the work day begins, or for those that are early risers, we will sync our energy with the rising Sun.
Aligning our energy with nature can help bring balance and focus into our daily lives. Surya energy, the energy of the Sun, is warming, purifying, strengthening, and stimulates Pranic force.
This class will flow at a continuous pace from the beginning, with time to rest and rejuvenate before moving on with the day.
$10 or use your class card. All levels.

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

February 8 – 13, 2020

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 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 (January 8, 2020).
+ Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95

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