Workshops / Series / Retreats
Intro to Aerial Yoga – Tuesday, Sept. 26th – 6pm
Cost: $30 *This workshop is the prerequisite for our drop-in Aerial Yoga classes (7:30pm Tuesdays)
In a safe and welcoming environment, learn how to invert, maneuver, balance, stretch and have fun in the aerial silks!! Learn proper modifications and propping techniques to for your personal comfort and ability level. Elevate your yoga practice to a new level and experience it in a new way. This class is most accessible to those with a general understanding of basic yoga poses. Please no sharp jewelry, clothing with zippers, or anything that may snag and damage the aerial silks.
Helpful tip: Cotton (not synthetic/slippery) clothing is most comfortable and safe in the silks. I recommend wearing a tighter fitting tank top with a T-shirt over it for optimal modesty while inverted, and protection from friction of the fabric.
*If you have a spinal condition, injury, or medical issues that prevent you from inverting (glaucoma, heart condition, etc) or backbending, or are pregnant, please obtain your doctor’s permission.
Beth is also available for private events (birthday parties, bachelorettes, etc!). Contact us to inquire about times and rates, We have spaces for 8 to practice aerial (if parties are larger than 8, participants just have to kindly take turns!)
Radical Compassion Tour w/ Katy Benjamin – Big Island Yoga Therapy – Wednesday, Sept. 20th
Alignment Reset: Hip & Jaw Connection Weds., Sept. 20th 5:00-7:30pm
SUGGESTED DONATION $30-60 w/ Katy Benjamin
This workshop will illuminate the relationship the alignment of our jaw and how it affects our hip height (and vise versa). Through clear techniques, you will learn how to create lasting change in these two regions that affect other joint issues, back pain, sleep, tension and more.
Deep Healing: Addressing our Trauma Weds., Sept 20th 7:30-9pm
SUGGESTED DONATION $20-40 w/ Katy Benjamin
This workshop will utilize trauma informed teaching to support individuals through reflection, breathing, somatic movements, and optional sharing. It is an ideal workshop for those who are experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression or grief. These more subtle body practices are ideal in supporting Hip and Jaw Alignment work, as well as supporting those in chronic pain.
Yoga Nidra – Weds., Sept. 20th 9pm
BY DONATION w/ Katy Benjamin
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The term yoga nidra is derived from two Sanskrit words, yoga meaning union and nidra, translating to sleep. Yoga Nidra is accessible to anyone who can lay on the floor, or sit in a chair if access to the floor is challenging. Please wear layers, deeply restorative practices can often lower body temperature.
About Katy Benjamin ERYT 200, RYT 500
Katy is returning from an extended stay at Standing Rock, and specializes in working with trauma through yoga on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She invites the water protector community to attend these workshops regardless of ability to pay as a means of thanking them for their service. She will be drawing from these experiences, as well as other social activism to help illuminate the correlation between our personal practices and our service work in our communities. Katy aims to bridge the connections between physical misalignment and chronic pain and the relationship with trauma and mental health through these two workshops. An E-200, 500 Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, Katy completes her 1000 hr Yoga Therapist Certification this year with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
Yoga Asana Modifications in Mixed Level Classes: Addressing Trauma Sensitivity, Pre/Postnatal & Common Injuries/Imbalances
Thursday, Sept. 21st 9am-1pm
Cost: $80-$260 Sliding Scale
Join visiting guest teacher, Katy Benjamin of Big Island Yoga Therapy for a morning of continued education on the important topic of sharing modifications with mixed level classes. She will draw from years of study of injuries and injury preveation, working especially with those in fitness/CrossFit models, yoga injuries, and those recovering from surgery. She underwent a serious spinal fusion 11 years ago, the resulting pain and comorbid depression and anxiety propelled her into intese study on chronic pain, trauma sensitive yoga and inclusiveness in both asana and languaging in teaching. She is also a joyful pre/postnatal yoga provider, birth educator and doula. As an activist, water protector and warrior of social and environmental justice, Katy feels very strongly about making yoga accessible to all those who are in need, both stressing a setting of inclusivity and pricing. This workshop and her 3 classes on Wednesday night 5pm-9:30 are all suggested donation sliding scale.
Join us Wednesday 9/20 for the following workshops:
Autumn Equinox Sound Healing Circle
Friday, Sept. 22nd 7:30pm
Autumn is a time of releasing and inner reflection. It’s about going within and taking stock and inventory of our lives. Honour your journey as you reflect, release, rebalance and recalibrate. If you’re tired of the same repetitive life patterns and challenges that are getting you nowhere, now is the time to release what no longer serves you. Let us help you kick start that clearing by helping you release that stagnant energy that is keeping you stuck. Join us in this sound healing circle and experience the different modalities of tuning in, releasing, and cleansing mind, body, spirit with sacred herbs, chanting, guided meditation, breathwork. visualization, Qi Gong and the healing sounds of the drum, rattle, wah wah tubes, chimes, and crystal singing bowls. Free quartz crystal, palo santo incense stick, and Milagros Energywork healing treatment to all participants.
Date: Friday, Sept. 22nd
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm
Location: Imbue Yoga Studios, 2223 E 35 th St., Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Phone: (218) 341-1577
FB Page: Milagros Energywork Inner Circle Healers
Facilitator: Jana DancynCloud– 4th Generation Intuitive Healer/Reader. Milagros Energywork Master Teacher/Practitioner. Sound Healer, Reiki Master, Drummer, Massage Therapist.
Healers: Milagros Energywork Inner Circle Healers. Master level healers dedicated to the service of others, being bearers of the light, spreading the light, and being the light.
What is Milagros Energywork? Is an energy healing technique that works with Archangels and Ascended Masters and uses Earth, Heart and Divine Energy. Handed down for generations, this curandera (Hispanic healer) based healing technique treats
the whole person promoting a feeling of overall calm, relaxation, and well-being. Milagros Energywork™ gently helps to clear present and past life unhealthy energetic patterns bringing about a sense of peace, clarity, and focus. To the practitioner of Milagros Energywork™ the energy brings about changes in awareness, aids in the blossoming of spiritual gifts and opens the heart space to unconditional love and forgiveness.
True Nature Zazen: Intro to Zen Meditation
4 week series beginning Sunday, Oct 8th 7-8:00pm.
$65 – Please REGISTER HERE by Oct. 1st. Must have minimum of 6 students
A beginning zen group that provides support and encouragement for your meditation practice.
Are You interested in meditation, mindfulness or have just begun zazen practice on your own? Sit. Breathe. Embrace your true nature. Grasping new enlightened understanding with meditation methods, techniques, readings and discussions.
Discussion and guidance on mindfulness, Zen basics and methods with sitting meditation periods.
Chris Perricelli: Teacher, student, meditator, musician.
Before moving to the Twin Cities, Chris learned and attended weekly Zen meditations which established the roots that solidified a strong personal daily Zen practice. With over a decade of practice and a deepened understanding, his kind and respectful demeanor naturally welcomes you to sit, breathe and be as you are.
Yoga for Neurotic Artists – 4 week series beginning Oct 18th – 7:30pm
$65 – Please register here by Oct 12th. Must have a minimum of 6 students.
Congratulations – you have self selected as an Artist! And kudos – you’ve also self-selected as neurotic, so you must have a sense of humor! Please join Mary Bue – teacher, musician and founder of Imbue Yoga for this 4 week series delving into the existential dilemmas of being an artist. All artists welcome: musicians, painters, writers, cooks, gardeners, quilters, sculptors, ceramicists, adult coloring book superstars!
- Creative blockages
- Tools to deal with stage fright / public speaking
- Anxiety / depression that sometimes accompanies creative types + some techniques that can help (Mary is not a therapist so these are only suggestions)
- Yogic lifestyle tips including morals/ethics, eating healthy on tour or in manic creative mode, mindfulness
- The meaning of PRACTICE
- The overwhelm that can come along with doing the business of art + music + creative endeavors
- How criticism and failure are our friends
- Working with the ego
- Using dreams to spark inspiriation
- And so much more!
PLANT BASED YOGA + Vegan Potluck – Friday October 20th 6pm Class + 7pm Potluck
Suggested donation will be given to support a compassionate organization to be determined soon!
Compassionate beings unite (all are welcome – being vegan is NOT a requirement)! In this class we will explore a lighthearted, gentle flow + Yin practice to stretch out, find balance and build community. We will begin our practice with a common intention: to reduce suffering in all beings and increase compassion. After our physical practice we will do a powerful, compassionate, heart-centered meditation technique to send healing and goodwill to ourselves, our neighbors, our world and possibly even to our enemies. After class we’ll share in plant-based refreshments (both provided by Imbue Yoga and potluck style if you want to bring something to share).
Yoga for your Dosha w/ Andrea Claassen – Saturday, Nov. 11 4-6pm
Merging With The Elements: A Vinyasa Flow w/ Cacao + Sacred Drumming w/ Amy Heilman
Saturday, November 25th 3-5pm
Explore the fusion of the ancient internal practices of Yoga and Shamanism. Yoga (union with the Divine) and Shamanism (interaction with the spirit world) both are practices traditionally designed to lead us to the direct flow of wisdom. We begin the class with a cup of Sacred Cacao to connect us to Spirit and to help expand our Heart Chakra (30 min). We then use the ancient teachings of Nature’s Five Elements for this intense and transformational yoga practice(90 min). Our experience will be deepened by the constant thread of Sacred Sounds performed live.
Guided by the cycles of the Five Elements, we will embody the energies of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. As we become each of these elements, we will learn valuable lessons that will allow us to reveal our passions, to shift perceptions, and to dream our world into being. You will leave the practice feeling spiritually cleansed, emotionally empowered, and expansive….ready to live life the life that wants to live in you! Now is the time to reveal yourself to yourself. As the Hopi Elders stated: “We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for.”
BIO: Amy is a Birth Doula, Yoga Teacher, and Spiritual Guide. She walks the Earth with gentleness, courage, and self knowledge. As a Lightworker, Amy is humbly devoted to the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. Her calm, nurturing nature and playful spirit support students on their journey of self-discovery and transformation. Her presence as a healer embodies qualities of mother, sister, and best friend. Through simple, creative sequencing, she creates a welcoming environment for students to explore their bodies, their voices, and their spiritual presence. She is inspired by her own practice of nine years where she has laid her yoga mat and bright spirit on top of mountains in Spain, on sidewalks in Italy, and inside numerous hostels around the world. Amy is fascinated by the ancient practices of Shamanism and Zen and has a deep love for plants and the wisdom of Nature. When Amy is not teaching yoga, you can find her in the kitchen cooking wholesome meals, walking around the lakes, and shakin’ her booty to some good bluegrass music. She is committed to a lifelong practice of healing and transformation.
Nourish with Ayurveda: 6 Tastes and the Practice of Vegan Ayurvedic Cooking w/ Molly McManus
December 15th 6-9:30pm + Dec. 16th 9am -3:30pm – 10 Hour Immersion!
NOURISH with AYURVEDA – Vegan Style! w/ Molly McManus from Yoga North – yoganorthduluth.com
Ayurveda is Yoga’s sister science. It is the practice of observing the elements of nature around and within us, and maintaining or restoring health by balancing those elements. This intensive will introduce you to Ayurveda (vegan style!), how it is uniquely expressed in your physical and mental constitution, and how -with this knowledge- you can use diet and lifestyle to support your health. Intensive includes: Ayurveda for Wellbeing: Intro – roots & samkhya Elements, Doshas & Gunas, Prakriti and Vikriti 6 Tastes and the Practice of Vegan Ayurvedic Cooking Dinacharya – The Art of Daily Cleansing and Nourishing
Firefly Training in Trauma-Informed Yoga – Minneapolis, MN
Join Firefly Yoga International in Minneapolis, MN for an intimate, 30-hour teacher training in trauma-informed yoga.Registration is now open here: http://www.fireflyyoga.org/minneapolis.html
9:30AM-6:00PM Central (Friday through Sunday)
2223 E 35th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
$399 EARLY BIRD if paid in full by December 15, 2017.
$425 after December 15.
Interest-free payments plans are available upon request. Email email@example.com for details.
Connect with a community of empowered and embodied yoga teachers who understand yoga and conscious activism can be a means of achieving greater social justice. Gain a deeper understanding of how trauma-informed yoga can be a powerful body-based healing tool for those who have experienced trauma. Learn skills, exercises, and techniques to support emotional self-regulation, body awareness, compassionate communication, and holistic healing of your self and others.
The Firefly Training consists of a robust, evidence-based, 30-hour curriculum designed in consult with experts in trauma, trauma-informed yoga, and body-based modes of healing. Over three days, the training combines lecture and discussion, group activities, practice teaching, and trauma-informed yoga, meditation, and relaxation exercises. The training consists of 25 contact hours and 5 non-contact hours.
Topics covered include:
*Trauma-informed yoga as a public health intervention
*Science of trauma and its impact on the physical, mental, and emotional body
*How yoga can support recovery from trauma symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder
*Foundations of teaching trauma-informed yoga
*Creating a trauma-informed environment
*Trauma-informed sequencing, cueing, and variations
*Power, privilege, and social justice in trauma-informed work
*Self-care and conscious activism
*Adapting for specific populations such as veterans, those who have experienced domestic violence, youth with a history of trauma, and more
Upon completion of this training, yoga teachers have the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to offer trauma-informed yoga classes to a variety of populations in a safe and effective manner. As over half of all individuals have experienced some form of physical or emotional trauma, the skills gained in the Firefly Training are applicable in any yoga class.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on the Firefly Training, or visit our website: www.fireflyyoga.org/