Registration policy for workshops:

Students will need to register for workshops at least 12 hours in advance.

This will allow teachers and staff to be better prepared. Thank you for understanding. 

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Fundamentals of Ayurveda (virtual)

with Crystal Ann Hanson

Saturday January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th

1:00 -2:30 pm

Cost: $30 each, or all 3 for $75

Ayurveda translates to “the wisdom of life”. Estimated to be at least 5000 years old, Ayurveda is the oldest known health care system still in existence today. Yoga and Ayurveda work together, considered to be 2 sides of the same coin, offering practices and guidance to know oneself on a deep level and live life in the healthiest way possible. 

This series of 3 workshops will introduce you to the concepts and practices of Ayurveda. Each 90minute session will provide education and understanding of Ayurveda on a level for all to comprehend. There will always be opportunity for questions and discussion.  You will engage in some practices in each session relating to the educational content of that session. All will be gentle and available to everyone, including breathwork, self-massage, stretching, meditation, journaling, light gentle movement and floor poses-no flow. You will receive a reading list and websites for your personal use and occasional handouts.

Here is a brief outline of content intended to be covered in each session (may be altered). Don’t let the unusual words scare you, you will learn what they mean and how to relate to them in your daily life.

January 8th 1-2:30pm

Sankya Philosphy: Purusha & Prakruti

5 Ayurveda Elements

3 Doshas: individual, time of day, seasons of year, seasons of life

Pairs of Opposites

Agni

 

January 22nd 1-2:30pm

Gunas: Rajas, Tamas, Sattva

Tejas, Ojas, Prana

7 Dhautus: tissues of the body

Six Stages of Dis-ease

3 finger, 6 tissue, 2 arm pulse readings

February 5th 1-2:30pm

6 Ayurveda Tastes

Map of Tongue

Food: non-compatible food combinations, characteristics of foods, Vipaka, Ayurveda daily and seasonal eating suggestions

Dinacharya: daily morning practices

Ratricharya: daily evening practices

Rutricharya: seasonal practices

Chakras, Self Care, Yoga & Meditation: (virtual)
Know yourself & connect with your truth, power and heart

with Karen Murray

6 Saturdays January 22nd- February 26th

10:00am -11:15 am

Cost: $14 each, or *this series is included in your unlimited membership*

For each class, you will need a journal/notebook, we will learn about chakras, their associated archetypes, how they affect your wellbeing (mental/physical); two guided meditations one before and one after the short sequence asana class, time to reflect in silence and discussion at the end of every class. 

This is an opportunity to be a part of a growing community of self aware, self care warriors - let's support one another in our inner knowledge & growth.

Each class is 60-75 minutes depending on the size of the group - discussion time is at the end of class. 

Mindful Parenting Group (virtual)

with Nicole Lovald 

Fridays March 4th- 25th

10:00am -12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per person/session or $150 for all four sessions

$60 per couple or $200 for all four sessions

Online Mindful Parenting Group/Class

Wednesdays, Jan. 5-26 

10:00am-12:00pm | $40/session

 

Each week will have a specific theme that focuses on building your awareness, skills, and resiliency as a parent. The in-session practices give you concrete experiences to help you embody the concepts; while the home practice allows you to integrate it into your daily life. The overall goals are to create a calmer home environment, to provide your child/children with loving limits, your present moment awareness, and greater connection. You, as a parent, will also learn how to better manage your stress and have more enjoyable moments with your family.

Week 1: Automatic Pilot Parenting

Week 2: Beginner's Mind Parenting

Week 3: Reconnecting with your body as a parent

Week 4: Responding vs. reacting to parenting stress

Facilitator: Nicole Lovald, MS is a master’s level therapist and certified yoga teacher. As the co-owner of Spirit of the Lake Yoga, she has led mindfulness classes and trainings across the Twin Cities. She has incorporated mindfulness into her personal life as a parent as well and is excited to share these teachings with others so that they too might benefit from increased resiliency.

Mindful Parenting Group (virtual)

with Nicole Lovald 

Wednesdays May 4th- 25th

10:00am -12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per person/session or $150 for all four sessions

$60 per couple or $200 for all four sessions

Online Mindful Parenting Group/Class

Wednesdays, Jan. 5-26 

10:00am-12:00pm | $40/session

 

Each week will have a specific theme that focuses on building your awareness, skills, and resiliency as a parent. The in-session practices give you concrete experiences to help you embody the concepts; while the home practice allows you to integrate it into your daily life. The overall goals are to create a calmer home environment, to provide your child/children with loving limits, your present moment awareness, and greater connection. You, as a parent, will also learn how to better manage your stress and have more enjoyable moments with your family.

Week 1: Automatic Pilot Parenting

Week 2: Beginner's Mind Parenting

Week 3: Reconnecting with your body as a parent

Week 4: Responding vs. reacting to parenting stress

Facilitator: Nicole Lovald, MS is a master’s level therapist and certified yoga teacher. As the co-owner of Spirit of the Lake Yoga, she has led mindfulness classes and trainings across the Twin Cities. She has incorporated mindfulness into her personal life as a parent as well and is excited to share these teachings with others so that they too might benefit from increased resiliency.

Pura Vida Yoga Retreat (Costa Rica)

with Niki Scarpa Cohen & Nicole Lovald

February 5 - February 12, 2022
Tiskita Jungle Lodge

Spend a week in paradise, taking a break from your busy life to experience the Pura Vida vibe of Costa Rica. Nestled between the rain forest and the pacific ocean, enjoy the wonders of the jungle, the uncrowded beaches, and beautiful sunsets.

This yoga retreat will provide you with an opportunity to disconnect from the busyness of your life to delve deeper into your yoga practice. With two daily yoga classes, you will spend time reconnecting with YOU and nurturing your body-mind-and spirit.