New Moon Sound Healing Mediation
Saturday Jan. 25th
7 - 8:30 pm
The new moon is the start of a lunar cycle, a purifying energy; birth. This is a fertile time to create your intentions, and plant the seeds for the forthcoming cycle. We will begin with a guided meditation to settle into the body, creating space for what you want to manifest. Then allow yourself to connect to this power, as the sound frequencies of crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls and chimes continue to move this energy within you. Some common effects are clarity, pleasant memories, deep relaxation, a feeling of lightness and a slight body buzz.
Feel free to bring any crystals, talismans, oils, or any thing else you would like to “charge” during the meditation.
Sound Magic: Gong Immersion and Crystal Bowls
Immerse yourself in the rich and powerful sounds while you drift in and out of consciousness. Allow your thoughts, images, and feelings float by in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Sound meditations are considered deeply healing and restorative. They have been proven to lower blood pressure, release stress and heal us on the molecular level. Physical sound vibrations entrain the brain to move from beta to alpha-theta states. Participation is effortless as the vibrational frequencies of the gongs, bowls, and chimes bring about a blissful state.
Saturday February 1
7:30 - 9:00 pm
$30 pre-register/$35 day of
Settle Your Sh*t℠ - An antidote to stress and anxiety using your nervous system
The stress, anxiety, and worry of life can leave you feeling exhausted, fed up and perhaps even sick. While you practice yoga and perhaps meditate, anxiety and stress are still a big part of your life.
This workshop is for you if you experience:
everyday stress, anxiety, and uncertainty
overeating when you’re anxious or stressed
exhaustion, chronic fatigue or autoimmune
disconnection from other people
a lack of purpose, fulfillment, and contentment with life
chronic and/or mystery pain
difficulty feeling joy and satisfaction
a desire to take your yoga off the mat
There is nothing wrong with you. You CAN build a strong foundation in your system so you can experience more aliveness on and off your mat!
Join me in this experiential and introductory workshop where you will:
Understand what anxiety and stress are
Learn how stress and relaxation work in your nervous system
Feel safe in your body
Dispel myths about meditation and mindfulness
Uncover at least two mindfulness tools that regulate your system so you can confidently practice them in your life TODAY
Experience relief as you shift from stressed out and overwhelmed to nourished and calm.
What to expect:
This is an educational and experiential workshop that combines classroom learning with feeling and working with your nervous system. We will get curious about how your body feels the most comfortable (i.e. sitting on the ground, lying down, gently walking around the room. Not necessarily yoga “poses.” Wear comfy clothes, bring a pen and a journal (optional) and your curiosity. (no yoga mat needed)
Preregister and save $5.00 $35.00 walk in.
Dorie is a somatic practitioner, seasoned yoga instructor and teacher trainer specializing in chronic pain, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Through her own experiences of living through these challenges, she gathers what has been most helpful in healing her own body, mind, and heart. Dorie offers yoga, somatic and touch therapy empowering and inspiring her clients to build a strong inner resilience in order to live satisfied, nourished and easeful lives. Work with Dorie privately, join one of her groups, workshops (offered in both Chicago and San Diego) or correspond with her online at www.doriesilverman.com to begin your journey.
Love Yourself Yoga Nidra with Live Music Preformed by John Mead
February 14th. 7-8:30pm
$30 pre registration required
Join us for this special event as we kindly welcome in the power of self love through the practice of Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra is a Sanskrit term meaning "yogic sleep;" it is a deep relaxation technique and a form of meditation. Also called "psychic sleep," Yoga Nidra is a state between sleeping and waking; the body is completely relaxed and the practitioner turns the awareness inward by listening to a set of instructions, much like a guided meditation.
Gina Fitzpatrick will be your guide; accompanying her with the elegant sounds of solo guitar will be local artist John Mead. Together they will create a space for quiet reflection and the setting of a Sankalpa or heartfelt desire or affirmation.
No yoga experience required. Community reception immediately following the practice.
Dress comfortably. ALL bodies welcome!