Women’s Wellness Series

October 22 – November 26, 2018
MONDAYS 5:30 – 7:00pm

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

$90 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

October 25 – December 6
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.

No Class on November 22nd, Thanksgiving.

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

November 10 – 15, 2018 (2 SPOTS LEFT!!)

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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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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