• Body as Resource: Bioenergetics & Dynamic Presence
    with Alycia Zollinger

    We all have the capacity to get to know our nervous system, our breath, our energy, and our patterns of thinking and being. This series will offer opportunities to delve more deeply into your dynamic Self to cultivate energetic awareness, healing, and transformation within the container of an inclusive and compassionately held space.

     In this series we will explore the underpinnings of how we use or block our own energy, as well as tools to regulate your nervous system and discern real needs in challenging and blissful moments. Weaving through Bioenergetics, yoga, movement, and breathwork, we will empower personal resources to track patterns of thinking, being and interacting with the world; transmuting triggers, sensitivities, and wounds into fertile ground for personal growth.

     This 6-month intensive program is designed for students who are interested in deepening awareness and understanding of how your subtle body and energetic patterning relates to your experience of aliveness and connection in daily life! For practitioners, it can be an experiential resource for broadening your psycho-somatic tools for use in professional practice and self-care.

     Class will meet one Sunday a month for 3 hours. Throughout the series, classes will cover philosophy and neuroscience, anatomy and energy mapping, as well as experiential practices, meditations, and points of inquiry for reflection, transformation and integration into daily life.

    In the series, you will garner practices for:

    •       Compassionately identifying patterns of thinking and acting in relation to inner intentions

    •      Discerning Somatic States & Body Sensations.

    •      Nervous System Regulation & Relational Dynamics.

    •      Centering, Grounding, and Integrating.

    •      Presencing & Body Reclamation.

    •      Connecting & Attuning.

    •      Saying Yes! To Pleasure.

    Class will meet 1 Sunday a month 9/8, 10,6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5, 2/2

    2-5 pm!

    $285

  • Family Yoga (ages 7-12)
    with Liziah Richards
    In this Yoga Class for families with kids age 7-12 we will explore yoga through physical postures, games, stories and meditation. This class is a fun inspiring way to to stretch and  strengthen our bodies, to calm and focus our minds, to inspire our imaginations and cultivate positive, supportive connections as families and in community. 
     
    Sundays, 9/22, 11/24, 12/22
    3-4 pm
    with Liziah Richards
    $20 per family
     
     
  • Yoga for Anxiety
    with Tracy Weber

    Are you often edgy? Do you feel anxious going about your daily routine? Are you overwhelmed when faced with stresses beyond the norm?  

    40 million Americans are diagnosed annually with anxiety and anxiety related disorders.  But yoga can help!  Therapists, MD's, Naturopaths, and nurses often recommend yoga as part of comprehensive treatment plan to deal with the effects of anxiety.

    Join Whole Life Yoga founder Tracy Weber in a yoga exploration that will help you learn how manage and reduce anxiety using a variety of yoga practices.  Each class will include yoga movements, breath awareness, and deep relaxation.  The class will include gentle movement practices good for beginners as well as experienced students.  You will also receive several practices you can do at home. 

    Wednesdays, November 13th- December 18th

    7:30- 8:45 pm

    $99

  • Yoga for Fertility
    with Rebecca Bliquez

    Trying to conceive or thinking about starting a family? If you are looking to join a supportive community of women on the journey to parenthood then this class is for you. We will use gentle postures, breath work and relaxation practices to help prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for conception. Chronic stress has been shown to affect fertility and this class will focus on stress relief techniques for everyday life as well as methods of appropriately stimulating and nourishing the reproductive and hormonal systems of the body. Women at all stages of the fertility journey are most welcome!

    Sundays, November 17th- December 15th (NO CLASS DECEMBER 8TH!)

    7:30-8:45 pm

    with Rebecca Bliquez

    $65

  • December Early Morning Immersion
    with Shelley Curtis, Kim Tull-Esterbrook

    Each month, this 4-week series meets 3 mornings per week. The focus of each session varies depending on the goals and interests of the students enrolled that month. Appropriate for all levels of practitioners without acute injury. 11 - 12 classes total.

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    6:15 -7:30 am 

    $99 each session

  • Yoga for Round Bodies
    with Patricia Hedtke

    Experience the stress relief and healing power of yoga while celebrating the wonderful gifts and strength of your own unique body.
    Yoga isn't just for gymnasts, dancers, and the young. It's a powerful system of health and transformation that can serve all ages, body types and fitness levels.
    Yoga for Round Bodies is a gentle series designed to let you tap into the strength and resilience of your body as it is right now. Whether you plan to lose weight, have recently lost weight or even if you have decided not to, this series will introduce you to the power and vitality that is already a part of you. Through breath and movement we will explore the great support and power our body, mind and spirit offer us.

    Sundays, 6-7:15 pm with Patricia Hedtke

    December 15- January 19

    $99

  • New Year's Yoga Celebration
    with Tracy Weber

    Help us Celebrate the New Year!

    The parties are over, the presents are opened, and it’s time to begin the new year.  What better way to start than with a beautiful yoga and meditation practice!  Join Tracy as she leads this gentle yoga, breath, and meditation class focused on connecting with the body and breath and setting intentions for the new year. 

    Together we will create peace, joy, and community that we can carry forward to our lives in the months ahead. 

    Wednesday, January 1st 10 am-noon

    with tracy Weber

    $40

  • Yoga Nidra
    with Julie Miller

    Ready for a deeper dive into the healing practice of yoga nidra? Each session in this 4 week series will include: a short discussion on the philosophy and benefits of yoga nidra, some gentle movement and breath awareness exercises to help with the transition to the meditative state, and unique guided meditation practices. Each yoga nidra experience will be designed to successively build on the previous one and will include the opportunity to personalize your practice so that it better meets each individual’s needs. Practices will be a blend of traditional yoga nidra and iRest.  

    Sundays, 7:30-8:45 pm

    January 5th-26th

    with Julie Miller

  • January Family Yoga (ages 3-7)

    Come explore the joy of yoga with your child!  In this class children ages 3-7 will be introduced to yoga and mindfulness though stories and songs. We will read yoga related children's books, move to music and do yoga obstacle courses.   The children will be exploring several different yoga postures each day (including partner poses).  Caregivers will be doing simple yoga poses alongside their child and helping their child into yoga postures.  Dress to move!

    For children ages 3-7 with a caregiver

    Sundays 12/1

    12:30- 1:30 PM with Alice Mason

    $20 per family

  • January Early Morning immersion

    Each month, this 4-week series meets 3 mornings per week. The focus of each session varies depending on the goals and interests of the students enrolled that month. Appropriate for all levels of practitioners without acute injury. 11 - 12 classes total.

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    6:15 -7:30 am 

    with Shelley Curtis

    $99 each session

  • Yoga 101: A Beginner's Series
    with Cassidy Clowe

    In spite of what you might see in magazines or on television, you don't have to tie yourself into a knot or look great in a leotard to benefit from yoga. "Stretch" yourself and try Viniyoga - a dynamic, breath-centered style that adapts movements to each individual student.

    In this 6-week series, we will cover the basics of Viniyoga and the movement/breath connection that makes this style of yoga so healing and unique. Throughout the series you will receive step-by-step guidance on the most common postures used in Whole Life Yoga drop-in classes, and instruction on how to modify those postures to suit your needs.

    This is a perfect series for beginners or students who want to revisit the fundamentals of form and intention in basic postures.

    Series includes simple practices you can do at home.

    Thursdays, January 9- February 13th 7:30-8:45 pm

    with Cassidy Clowe

    $99

  • Yoga for Teens
    with Sarah Mercier
    We will explore fundamental yoga postures in a supportive, non-judgmental environment that will increase flexibility, strength and focus while building self-confidence and discovering the warrior within.

    In addition to yoga poses, we will also work with meditations and breath techniques that can be used on and off the mat to help with daily stressors.   This class will be more relaxation focused and will provide a place free of expectations, meeting yourself where you are.

    Each class will build on the last.  In the first class, I will work with the students to find out what they would like to work on and build our remaining classes around that.
     
    wednesdays, 1/15-2/5 7:30-8:45 pm
    with Sara Mercier
    $65
  • The Heart of Meditation
    This is a practical meditation class, in that we explore the true purpose of meditation: to awaken or remember the truth of who we are. In this sense, we infuse compassion into every aspect of the practice: compassion for our wandering mind, for our pain, for our egoic tendencies, for our distractions, for our frustration and imperfections on the cushion or the mat! We will learn a variety of heartfelt, user-friendly breath, mantras and other meditation practices. We will look at the pitfalls to a successful meditation practices, and we will gain an understanding of the difference between ego and essence. 
    Sunday, February 16th 1-4 pm
    with Roy Holman
    $45
     
  • Yoga for Runner's
    with Rebecca Bliquez
    Feeling stiff and sore? Overly tight, stretched or just "unbalanced"? Both new and experienced runners can benefit from the many tools that yoga brings to complement your running practice! In this series we will safely and effectively balance stretching and strengthening areas of the body most utilized (or under-utilized!) in running. We will also explore using specific pranayama (breathwork) techniques to increase breath capacity and stamina. Whether you're a recreational Green Lake runner or training for your next half-marathon, this class is for you! 
     
    Tuesdays, March 3-24th 6-7:15 pm
    with Rebecca Bliquez
    $65
  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Well-Being

    This 6-week experiential class series is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a course on mindfulness practice and stress reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical School in 1979. It is the oldest and most studied mindfulness curriculum for general improvements in health and well-being. The technique was originally developed for use in hospitals with patients suffering from painful, chronic, or disabling conditions. It was found that following participation in an MBSR program, participants' levels of anxiety and depression decreased and their sense of well-being increased. Extensive research has shown that the Stress Reduction Program can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of state of health. It is a course that helps participants draw on their own inner resources and actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.
    Sunday Evenings  March 8- April 19th |  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (no class on April 12th/Easter)
    with Marcie Hamrick
    $240

  • Rejuvenate with Ayurveda and Yoga
    Rejuvenate with Ayurveda and Yoga!
     
    Yoga and Ayurveda are ancient sciences of wellness. Yoga focuses on physical exercise, breath and meditation, while Ayurveda focuses on nutrition and daily routines to maintain health and vitality. Practiced together, they help balance our energy, improve strength and flexibility and maintain a focused and calm mind. Practicing Ayurveda and Yoga regularly increases our body awareness and deepens our connection to the seasons and our place on Earth. Each person has a primary constitution (prakruti) which can change over time and manifest as our current state (vikruti).
     
    The branch of Ayurveda focused on longevity is known as rejuvenation (rasayana). As we age, we move through three life stages: youth (Kapha), adulthood (Pitta), and elderhood (Vata). As Vata energy rises, skin and hair can become dry, joints stiff and achy, digestion erratic, and thoughts scattered. Following an Ayurvedic lifestyle includes daily routines, with adjustments as we age. And as we attain elderhood, we should choose a gentler Yoga practice with more focus on pranayama and meditation.
     
    In this workshop, learn about Ayurveda's unique approach to longevity, including rasayana therapies to promote health, vitality and support the immune system. We will discuss several rasayana herbs and how to integrate them into your health regime. The workshop will conclude with a one hour Yoga practice designed to restore and rejuvenate at any age.
     
    Date: Saturday, march 14th
    Time: 1 - 4 pm
    Fee: $45
  • An Afternoon of Mindfulness

    This is an opportunity to participate in an afternoon of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. During this silent afternoon of continuous practice, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, walking meditation, body scan, and gentle mindful yoga. Beginners and long time practitioners are welcome.

    This Afternoon of Mindfulness is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues. Participants in the 6 week Mindfulness series are encouraged to attend.

    What to bring: Comfortable, layered clothing (walking outdoors is an option, so bring appropriate clothing for this if you'd like)

    Meditation cushion or bench if you'd like (blankets, chairs, bolsters, yoga mats, and blocks are provided)

    There will be a silent break with tea and a light snack. Please let instructor know in advance if you have any food allergies.

    Saturday, April 11th

    1-5 pm

    $40 (students enrolled in the Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Well being series attend for $30- use code MBSR at checkout))