Vision Board Workshop
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

Vision Board Workshop

Spend the day getting very clear about what you want in your life, become inspired to live into that reality and then create your own personal vision board to motivate you daily and guide you into this beautiful future you will manifest.

This is a day long event. Beverages will be provided throughout the day. We will have a 90 minute break for lunch. Feel free to bring something to eat or join your new visionary friends at one of our local restaurants!

All materials are included, but if you wish to bring printed images/sayings from your computer or magazines of your own, feel free!

Investment in your dreams: $59 ($49 for Mosaic members)

Facilitator: Rebecca Magestro, Certified Life Coach, eRYT and Master Manifestor

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Reiki Level 2 Training
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Reiki Level 2 Training

The Second Degree requires that the student has completed the First Degree and has had sufficient practice. After this Reiki Level 2 intensive one day training, attunement, and completion of assignments, the student will be a Reiki Level II practitioner. The student will receive a Reiki 1 and 2 manual from The International Center of Reiki as well as a Second Degree Reiki Certificate.
The Reiki 2 course consists of the theory and the initiation and is a full day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the program is detailed below:
You will be given the three Reiki symbols and taught how to draw and use them. You will learn how to:
* Give and receive a distant healing
*Send healing in a group
* Send healing to a personal issue of each person (if so chooses to receive) in the group*Offer and receive a full body Reiki II session
* Send Reiki to the past
* Send Reiki to an issue
* Send Reiki to the cause of a condition

If you want to set up your own Reiki practice or start your own Reiki business, then you need to take Reiki Level 1 and also Reiki Level 2 as a minimum requirement. This course will introduce how to begin your Reiki Practice. The night before the training please refrain from drinking alcohol. The morning of the training please consider not drinking caffeine until after the attunement. Bring a photo (and/or map) of a person, place or animal you would like to send Reiki to. Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a lunch and snacks as well as water to drink. A journal to write in is recommended. Please bring your Reiki Level 1 Manual you received from your training and/or Reiki Level 1 Certificate.

Investment: $229

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Body, Mind, Spirit Celebration
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Body, Mind, Spirit Celebration

Come as you are, come as you were or come as you wish to be

Discover yourself at the Body, Mind, Spirit Celebration on Friday, October 27th from 6-8:30pm. 

Apothecary station (make your own sugar scrub), Tarot readings, Ajara natural mini-facials, Chair massages, Eyebrow threading, Henna body art, Psychic readings, Bulletproof coffee samples, music, refreshments and more!

This is a free open house event with optional fee based services available. Call Mosaic Wellness with with questions at 262-251-9642. 

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The Energetics of Yoga with Daren Friesen
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Energetics of Yoga with Daren Friesen

Daren Friesen, owner of Moksha Yoga in Chicago, will be visiting our studio to teach a one hour asana class followed by a 2 hour discussion of the Energetics of Yoga. In this class we will gain deeper understanding of the subtle body and explore the physiological and psychological effects of specific Bandhas, Mudras and Kriyas as yogic tools to brighten our divine light. 

This class is recommended for intermediate to advanced students. RYTs will receive 3 hours CEU for Yoga Alliance.

Investment: $49

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How to Alleviate Stress with Aromatherapy
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

How to Alleviate Stress with Aromatherapy

When we face adverse or demanding circumstances like; finance, work, health, family, and life balance, we feel stressed, a state of mental and emotional strain. 

This 90 minute workshop will teach you how to use essential oils to alleviate the affects of stress on the body and mind. You will receive a 4oz relaxing sugar foot scrub as a gift for coming.

Investment: $25

Facilitated by Uma Bagadia, MT(ASCP), MBA
Certified Clinical Aromatherapist

Uma is the founder of Aroma Wellness company. She is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, very passionate and dedicated to create practical awareness towards the natural remedies using Essential Oils for resolving most persistent problems of human body, including stress.

Uma has 22+ years of experience in the US Healthcare system, working as a Medical Technologist (MT-ASCP) for major hospital systems in Wisconsin. She accomplished her MBA studies from UW-Milwaukee and Masters in Genetics from India, with keen interest in teaching/learning, focused upon a key role of Aromatherapy as an alternative-holistic approach for cure of the recurrently growing day- to-day human health problems in the present stressful mechanized world.

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Reiki Level I Training
Sep
24
10:45 AM10:45

Reiki Level I Training

“There comes a time in our life that we realize we step into this amazing realm. Often we do not even know why it is happening. It may be in our teens, twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, seventies and even eighties… We will have loving hands to guide us. This is what we do. We are the vessel to allow light and love to flow.” - Leann Marie Jozefowski

Learn to offer healing to yourself, loved ones and animals. During this one day intensive will receive an attunement, learn the hand placements for a self treatment as well as full body treatment, history of Reiki, how the chakras relate to Reiki healing, and more….

From the Reiki lineage of Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui system of natural healing)

Reiki Level I- This level of teaching provides the student with a formal teaching of hands on positions for full body Reiki treatments for oneself and loved ones. The student will walk away with a basic knowledge of Reiki. This class is the foundation for developing a practice of Reiki. One is not a practitioner at this time.

Pre-requisite - Student must have received a full body Reiki treatment with a Level II Reiki practitioner or a Reiki Master.

Outline of training:

Smudging

Introductions/Sharing

Meditation

Reiki 1 Attunement

Reiki Lineage

The Reiki Ideals

The Reiki Hand Positions

History of Reiki

Complete Reiki treatment for self

Receive a full body Reiki treatment

Give a full body Reiki treatment

Japanese Reiki Techniques, as taught by Dr. Usui including: Gassho meditation, Byosen Scanning (detecting where Reiki is needed), Kenyoko (dry bathing or clearing ones energy field).

Hayashi Healing Guide

Chakras

Suggested Readings

Other uses for Reiki

Certificate (Reiki Level I) after completion of homework and practice sessions.

The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Class practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions and a self treatment practice. A Reiki manual is also provided to all students.

Students are required to write a 2 page summary of a Reiki book approved by teacher.

Students will do research regarding the 12 chakras and a short summary of these in either written outline form or essay form is to be handed in to teacher.

Five 60-90 minute Reiki sessions will also be required ( one of these must be with teacher and one may be a self treatment).

What to bring: water bottle, blanket, cushion, wear comfortable clothing, snacks and bag lunch.

Investment: $185 for course and Reiki Level 1 certification (Bring a friend and you each pay only $170)

Facilitated by Leann Jozefowski, Karuna Reiki Master

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Vino & Vinyasa
Sep
23
10:15 AM10:15

Vino & Vinyasa

Love your yoga? Love your wine? Let's enjoy both! Join Rebecca at AppleWorks Winery in Germantown for a 60-min slow flow vinyasa class followed by a sample wine tasting accompanied by cheese and crackers.

Please bring your yoga mats. If the weather is nice we will be practicing out on their patio, otherwise we will move inside.

Please reserve your spot as we expect this event to be sold out.   

Cost: $30 for yoga, wine and snacks

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Smudging: Make your own feathered smudge sticks
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Smudging: Make your own feathered smudge sticks

What are Smudge Fans, and what are they used for?
Smudging is probably best known as a Native American ritual, although smudging has been used since ancient times by many people as a ceremony of purification, among the Catholics and Eastern Orthodox churches, among Hindus and Buddhists as well as the Native American tribes.
Smudging is a ritual to cleanse or clear a person, a place or an object of negative energies, spirits or influences. It is a ritual of cleansing and purification for the physical and spiritual bodies to remove negative energy. Smudging is not strictly for use in cleansing and purifying, it can be used to draw in positive energies and as a means of creating smoke to carry our prayers up to the Great Spirit.
The smudging ceremony involves the burning of special sacred plants and herbal resins, or incense, then either passing an object through the resulting smoke, or fanning the smoke around a person or place. The spirit of the plant purifies whatever is being smudged. Remember that when you smudge you are asking the spirit of the sacred plants for assistance. We are entering into a relationship with the powers of these plants and with the spirits of sacred ceremony. We come from a place of heart and clear intention.

At this workshop you will learn more about the ancient art of smudging and together we will make beautiful feathered smudge sticks for you to take home. All supplies are included in this 3-hour event.

Investment: $49

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FREE Intro to Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Cleanse/Detox)
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Intro to Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Cleanse/Detox)

Curious about what Ayurvedic therapies are, or what an Ayurvedic cleanse is, and how it can benefit you? Fall is a great time to detox the body and mind. Come to this free workshop with Vaidhya (Dr.) Rita Shetty BAMS, to learn more about how this amazing ancient science can improve your health and bring you back to your natural happy, healthy state. This is a FREE event/discussion. Please reserve your space in advance.

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Intro to Ayurveda
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Ayurveda

Ayurveda focuses on prevention of disease through living in harmony with nature. This holistic system of health is over 5,000 years old and encompasses our entire life - mind, body and spirit.

In this introduction, you will gain a better understanding of your individual body type (Dosha), Ayurvedic diet, herbs, self-care and how to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle according to your individual constitution. In this way you can begin to make choices which will lead you to a more balanced life, and put you in control of your health and well being.

Facilitators:  Rebecca Magestro, Ayurvedic Therapies Specialist

Cost $10 (Free to Mosaic Members)

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Crystal Sound Healing
Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Crystal Sound Healing

Crystal Sound Healing

Each part of our bodies has its own natural frequency. We are vibrational beings and when we’re healthy, all of our cells, tissues, and organs are vibrating in harmony. Sound healing assists in reducing tension and stress while restoring harmony, energy, and balance to your body, mind, and spirit. Experience these healing vibrations as the soothing sound waves emanating from a beautiful Crystal Lyre, Crystal Pyramid, and Crystal Bowls wash over and transcend you to a place of deep relaxation and inner peace.

Cost: $20 ($18 for Mosaic Members)

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Certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Info meeting
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Info meeting

Ever thought of becoming a yoga teacher? Want to deepen your self-practice and knowledge of the profound sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda? Come to a casual Informational meeting to find out about our Yoga Alliance approved 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher Training program starting September 2017 at Mosaic Wellness & Yoga Studio. Training will be held one intensive weekend a month for 10 months. We will go over the program offerings, details and what you can expect from the training. Mosaic is proud to be an affiliate training center for the esteemed Moksha Yoga of Chicago.  

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Intuitive Awakening Weekend Retreat
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Intuitive Awakening Weekend Retreat

Get away with us June 9-11th as we tap into our inner knowing and allow spirit to guide us. We all have intuitive abilities. This retreat will give you the guidance, tools and sacred space to uncover and develop your spiritual gifts.

This retreat includes a 2-night stay in a shared log cabin at Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend.

This Retreat Package Includes:

• 2-night lodging in a shared cabin at Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend*

• All meals

• Classes, Workshops and Exercises to Expand your Intuitive Awareness

• Activities like Yoga, Meditation, Cooking, a Labyrinth Walk, a Treasure Hunt + more

There will be an optional mala necklace workshop offered for an additional $25.

Investment: $349

*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL* Register by April 1st for ONLY $299!

*Private rooms with one queen bed and a private bath are available for an additional $100 for both nights.

This magical weekend will be facilitated by: Deborah Lightheart, Intuitive Reader/Healer and Rebecca Magestro, Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Therapies Specialist, Life Coach

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 Yoga Philosophy: Sankhya Theory w/Daren Friesen of Moksha Yoga
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga Philosophy: Sankhya Theory w/Daren Friesen of Moksha Yoga

Don't miss this opportunity to train with Daren Friesen, owner of the esteemed Moksha Yoga of Chicago, for a discussion of the yogic philosophy of Sankhya theory. The evening with start with a short yoga practice followed by a learning and discussion of this deep topic. Any avid yoga practitioner or yoga teacher is welcome to join us!

Bio: Daren Friesen is the founder and director of Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, the largest yoga studio in the Midwest with 40 teachers and 5000 students. Daren has been an avid student of yoga since starting his practice in 1989 shortly after finishing college in Los Angeles, where he majored in International Relations at the University of Southern California, participating in student government and serving as an officer in his fraternity. After moving to Chicago in 1995 due to a job transfer and not finding much of the vinyasa flow that he loved in L.A., he left his corporate life (i.e. coat, tie, wingtips, and all) shortly thereafer to study yoga, practice, and travel. Wanting to reach deeper into the roots of vinyasa (i.e. tristhana), Daren traveled to India for 9 months on 2 trips in 1998-1999 studying at the Astanga Yoga Research Institute (Laksmipuram) with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Today, after taking many more trips and spending over 30 months in the country studying yoga, ayurveda, sanskrit, and sutras, Daren has a deep understanding of the culture in which yoga originated.

One of the most influential teachers in his pursuit of the knowledge of yoga (jnana yoga) is Acharya Dr. Shankara Narayana Jois of Mysore, South India. Practicing Sri Vidwan K. Pattabhi's Astanga Yoga and then sitting in the presence of Acharya on the same day to receive the teachings of Patanjali's 8-fold Path was a truly a transformational experience. Having explored yoga's roots and depths, he returned to Chicago to open Moksha Yoga Center in 1999 with the intention of offering yoga to a Western audience but in its traditional and authentic form with its roots deeply nourished by the Vedas, to a Western audience.

Cost: $50 (3 CEU contact hours for Yoga Alliance)

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Mother's Day Event!
May
14
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day Event!

Make Mother's Day a little more special...celebrate with a rejuvenating afternoon of yoga, massage, shopping and fun!

Join us for heart-centered yoga from 2-3pm (2-for-1: bring your child, mother or friend for free!) followed by optional chair massages, refreshments, tarot readings and eyebrow threading, henna bodyart and shopping until 5pm. (Services are priced individually.)

Sign up now to reserve your space in the yoga class! Or just show up for the event from 3-5pm and enjoy!

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May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners is a practice designed to help runners get more from their running workouts. The 60-minute sequence takes participants through a series of poses designed to open the hips and hamstrings, strengthen the upper body and core, and prevent injury. The coordination of movement and breathe enhances focus. Designed for runners of every level and distance. This is a 6-week course but drop ins are welcome. This class is appropriate for those new to yoga.

Investment: $59 for all 6 classes (or $15 for drop-ins)

$49 for Mosaic Members (unlimited autopay memberships)

Sign up for the series now!

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Food as Medicine
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Food as Medicine

There is an Ayurvedic saying, “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

Fortunately, eating healthy doesn't need to be complicated. Food as Medicine will help you make sense of all the conflicting information out there and bring clarity regarding what we should eat, how much we should eat, and when we should eat based upon ancient Ayurvedic science which hasn't changed in thousands of years and still remains the most balanced and natural way to keeping the body and mind healthy. Explore Ayurveda's common sense approach to help you navigate thru all the misconception and diet fads. By the end of class you will have a new awareness and understanding of food. And yes, delicious food samples and recipes to make at home will be provided!

Facilitator: Barbara Chernov, Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant

Cost: $45 per person ($37 for Mosaic Memberships)

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Breathing the Goddess: Connecting with the Sacred Feminine Divine
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Breathing the Goddess: Connecting with the Sacred Feminine Divine

Like a multi-faceted jewel, feminine divine energy manifests around us and within us, presenting itself with different faces, different voices, and different qualities. This series of classes will explore sacred feminine divine energy, and how to connect to it for self-empowerment and to deepen one’s self-awareness.

This course will be presented as a series of two 4-class sessions. Through storytelling, discussion, gentle asana practice, pranayama (breath work), chakra work, and meditation, we’ll tap into the feminine divine and deepen our connections with one another and the Goddess within -- understanding of what it means to let Her breathe through us and manifest Her power in the world. This class is appropriate for everyone, including beginners and people new to yoga. While this course explores the feminine divine, it is for anyone interested. Everyone is welcome.

Part I - every other Thursday from 7:00-8:45:
March 30, April 13, and April 27, May 11

Fees:

Preregistered by March 20 (Non-members): $120 for all four classes
Preregistered by March 20 (Members): $100

Corresponding Textbook: Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga (available on Amazon http://a.co/doofpzk )

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Belly Dance Workshop
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Belly Dance Workshop

Have fun and connect to your “Divine Feminine Self” with the sacred and enchanting art of belly dance. This ‘Intro to Belly Dance’ workshop teaches the fundamentals of belly dance from various styles. Take what you learned at class home and play with it to your favorite tunes!! Learn belly dance moves including: shimmies, isolations, undulations, locks, hits and a short combination to put all the moves together.

What you will experience:
1.) Basic belly dance moves to practice, build on to, and personally stylize.
2.) How to create a gorgeous belly dance posture.
3.) The connection and healing power of dancing in a group.
4.) A fun cardio and muscular toning workout.
5.) An enhanced sense of presence and confidence in your body which you will carry with you.

Investment: $20 for the 1.5hr workshop

Dana Weber has been belly dancing 10 years and has performed with two troupes. She is also KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and certified Massage Therapist.

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Valentine's Couples Playshop
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Valentine's Couples Playshop

Celebrate and rekindle your love for each other this Valentine's Day! Join us for an evening of interconnection, playful couples yoga, nurturing massage, finishing the evening withrefreshments (of course, chocolate too!). Each couple will take home some LOVE body oil from Ajara Ayurvedic Beauty. Cost $50 per couple (or $40 for Members) for the 2-hour event. Bring your partner, a yoga mat (if you have) and wear comfortable clothing. Open to all 18+. Space is limited to 9 couples.

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Jan
29
1:00 PM13:00

Sharing the Ancient Art of Intuitive Healing and Personal Transformation w/Shaman Smith

Join us for this FREE informational session with modern-day Shamen, Michael Smith, from the Chicagoland area. He will share his fascinating story of becoming a medical intuitive after having 3 near-death experiences. Have some fun with applied kinesiology testing for strength and balance using his hand crafted sacred realignment instruments. Michael will be raffleing off a free healing pendant!

Healing sessions with Michael will be available for those interested Sunday afternoon or on Monday.

Shaman Michael Smith is a modern day shaman who has made it part of his life service to teach and provide people with healing and transformational experiences that are often described as impossible to achieve... simply because it cannot be labeled or categorized by our modern day index of healing techniques.

Shaman Smith is a trade term unlike Goldsmith, Silversmith, Blacksmith, etc. Michael teaches that we are all in unique ways Shaman Smith’s here to expand consciousness, share our sacred abilities, and discover divine truths to serve ourselves and others through personal empowerment and spiritual development.

For thousands of years, Shamans have been trusted and relied upon to help the community at large to resolve physical, emotional and spiritual issues by performing sacred healing touch and nonphysical practices that are produced from a “shamanic state of consciousness”.

Humbled by the results of miraculous restorations and recoveries through the Divine at work, Michael gives many thanks to the intuitive mastery of this ancient art of angelic healing that was gifted to him as a young boy.

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BHAKTI Boys Kirtan
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

BHAKTI Boys Kirtan

Mosaic Wellness is proud to host the talented music and vocal delights of the Bhakti Boys.

Kirtan live music involves interactive call and response chanting, evoking a sense of joy, freedom and unity. Bring your friends & family (children too! Singing and dancing encouraged). This event will be enjoyed by all!
Bring something comfortable to sit on. Donations only.

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Anatomy Weekend Intensive w/Shanna Linn of Moksha Yoga
Nov
4
to Nov 6

Anatomy Weekend Intensive w/Shanna Linn of Moksha Yoga

Dates: Sept 4-6th - Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-12pm & 1-4pm

For yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, and yoga enthusiasts (satisfies 15 contact CEU hours for Yoga Alliance).

Deepen the transformative potential of yoga through a comprehensive study of anatomy as it pertains to and supports the practice of yoga. Integrate the contemporary study of human anatomy and movement with the ancient yogic wisdom of the body.

This workshop is a stimulating combination of lecture and discussion, hands-on palpation, and experiential asana, organized around principles of body mechanics, movement patterns, and the various systems, especially respiration.

Facilitator: Shanna Linn, anatomy instructor at Moksha Yoga in Chicago. Shanna Linn has studied and practiced yoga since 1992; her commitment to teaching anatomy as it pertains to yoga reflects a life-long interest in the body as a path to the mind, and their union as a path to consciousness. She holds degrees from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Tyler School of Fine Art, and SAIC.

"Shanna has accumulated a wealth of knowledge of physical, breath and energy anatomy of the human body. She turns what could be a boring subject into a fascinating and interactive experience making anatomy easy to understand and applicable to both yoga practitioners and teachers alike. Don't miss this course!" - R.B. 

Cost for 15-hour weekend intensive: $200 (15 CEU for Yoga Alliance)

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Develop Your Personal Mantra - Sankalpa (2-part series)
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Develop Your Personal Mantra - Sankalpa (2-part series)

Develop Your Personal Mantra –

Sankalpa

If you want to connect deeper with your true self, come explore your interior. Develop your own personal Mantra. This is a statement of your highest aspersion. It is a statement that resonates from within you. As in “Om Mani Padme Hom” mantra - which evokes compassion toward yourself and all sentient beings, we will connect head and heart. Those who have walked this path before you say they have felt a shift in the way they walk through their life.

This will be a 2 part workshop, one and half hours each.  The first week will be an explanation of the practice, a personal reflection on what inspires you and some “first hand” experience in the practice. After a week, to do some self-study, you will return for the second week to redefine and cultivate the practice.

Facilitator: Kitty Downey
Dates: This is a 2-part series taking place on Saturday, Oct 1st & 15th.

Cost: $50 for both days (Oct 1st & 15th)

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Intuitive Tarot Workshop
May
22
1:00 PM13:00

Intuitive Tarot Workshop

Learn to read tarot intuitively! With almost 30 years of experience as a tarot reader, Deborah Lighthart has learned countless ways to use the cards to divine information for just about any question you could ever have. Her focus is on how you can use the cards to better navigate through your life's lessons and make the most of your situation.

By learning to interpret tarot intuitively, you can bypass the need to read countless study guides and memorize multiple different card meanings. You can enhance your own intuitive/psychic ability by using the imagery inherent in every deck to create a new card meanings that will be personal to each and every reader.

Throughout the afternoon, we will cover the basics of reading preparation, mastering the intuitive technique, creating layouts and using crystals or pendulums to change the future. You will have ample opportunity to practice all that you are learning with other participants.

Card readers of all skill levels and experience are invited to attend, bringing whatever decks you normally use. No matter how much (or how little) experience you have, we can all join in this journey from the head to the heart, where we really do know it all. 

Suggested Supplies: a tarot deck, a journal/pad of paper and a snack

Cost: $45

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Healing Crystals 101
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Healing Crystals 101

Vibrational healing with crystals is an ancient healing modality that can help balance chakras, enhance ones energy, draw out toxins, clear negative energy, and help improve emotional, spiritual and physical health.  Come to the Crystals 101 class and learn about crystals and stones and what they have to offer you.  You will learn the properties of several stones and crystals and how they are used and some basic healing techniques.  There will be stones and crystals available to play with and for purchase if you so desire.  Come!  Relax!  Have fun!   Cost is $15.00 per person. 

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Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner's Mind Meditation Level 1.2

Beginner Mind Follow-Up – Level 1.2

Science has proven that a consistent meditation practice can lower your heart rate, calm the nervous system, improve the endocrine system sending endorphins out into the blood stream, increase blood flow, oxygenate the brain and even create new brain cells. The key is consistent practice. Some of the essentials covered in Level 1.1 were, getting comfortable, breathing, and some tools of meditation. In the last workshop we touched on some basics. Here we will revisit and add to these tools.

When we begin a practice it is important to develop a routine or ritual in order to be successful. It is common for questions and concerns to bubble-up, as we turn inward. Am I doing this right? Am I breathing correctly? My practice is not like what other people are telling me. How long do I do this?

There is something that keeps coming up when I practice, what can I do? There are many techniques available that can take us deeper. What works for ones may not resonate with the next person. In this workshop will discuss your questions and develop some new tools to assist us. The purpose of these workshops is to build your practice support your journey.

Wear something comfortable, bring water and a journal or note pad.

You are invited to join me on the cushion or chair to journey inward to your peaceful place.

Facilitated by Kitty Downey.

Cost: $35

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Jan
23
2:00 PM14:00

Meditation Level 1 - Beginner's Mind

Meditation Workshop - Level 1 - Beginning Your Practice

A meditation practice can lower your heart rate, calm the nervous system, improve the endocrine system sending endorphin's out into the blood stream, increase blood flow, oxygenate the brain and create new brain cells…. just to mention a few of the benefits. The practice may only take a few moments in the beginning and at the end you may notice a shift or change.

To begin a meditation practice we need to develop some tools. In this workshop we will begin by finding a place to practice. If the body is not comfortable the mind will be distracted. Connecting with our breath is next, which sends the signal for the body and mind to relax. One of the keys in this process is detachment or, learning to release from the emotional attachment to our thoughts. To do this we will focus on a simple but powerful technique to settle the mind and establish trust.

Please wear something comfortable, bring water to drink and a journal or note book. Join us with an open heart and mind as you take this guided journey to find your peaceful place.

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Intro to the Chakras
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to the Chakras

What are Chakras? Where are they located? How does an under/over active Chakra affect us physically, mentally, and emotionally? Learn the answers to these questions and more with Lori Manske as we explore the 7 major energy centers within our subtle bodies. We'll discuss ways in which we can stay clear and balanced through the use of mantras, mudras, and meditation. We will also experience the effects of sound, scents, and gemstones related to each Chakra. Please note, this is a interactive workshop and not a yoga asana class.
Workshop is $25. Chakra gemstone pouches will be available for an additional $10.

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Fall Equinox Sound Healing
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Fall Equinox Sound Healing

Allow the hypnotic sounds of crystal singing bowls, a magical crystal harp and the powerful Jupiter gong to wash over you as you relax in comfort. Experience the healing vibrations bring feelings of release, gratitude and joy as the soothing sounds transcend you from body and mind to a place of deep relaxation and peace.
Bring anything you might like for Savasana. Mats and blankets are provided, bringing a pillow is recommended.
Suggested donation is $20.

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