UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVING PRESENCE CONTINUUM BASED PLAYSHOP
Second Monday of every month

6-8pm
InsideOut Yoga (University District)
$45

This class will be a time of exploration and play. We will attend to different parts of our body each month, enlivening them with self-touch and sound. We will attune to the natural world around us, invoking the elements, plants, and animals as our guides in organic movement and fluid expression. We will explore our orientation in gravity and cultivate more perceptive awareness in order to more deeply connect with the world around us. We will explore this magnificent, unfolding process that is our body and endeavor to inhabit it more fully and with more love.
This class is inspired by my studies in Continuum Montage with Susan Harper and Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen.
This class is appropriate for all abilities and body types.
Pre-registration required as class size is limited to 9.
E-mail me to register

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YOGA NIDRA PRACTICE
Jan 7 & 21, Feb 4 & 18, Mar 11 & 18, Apr 8 & 22,May 6 & 27, Jun 10
5:30-7pm
Two Dog Yoga Studio
$17 drop-in or use your class card

The practice of Yoga Nidra is an ancient and sacred way of cultivating deep relaxation and healing for our nervous system. It is designed to melt tension on all levels and help us access our most creative and authentic self by removing our habitual stress patterns. Regular sleep doesn’t resolve all our tension but by actively participating in the process of Yoga Nidra relaxation can settle into all layers of your being. The Process is simple…you lie down for 20-30 minutes and allow yourself to be guided through a systematic relaxation process. Yoga Nidra has been used to manage stress, insomnia, anxiety and many other issues.
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FULL MOON MANDALA
7:30-9pm
Seattle Yoga Arts
Jan 4, Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 29, May 31,Jul 27, Aug 26,
Sep 27, Oct 23, Nov 25

$30 per session

In the Tantric tradition, the full moon represents the fullness and glowing radiance of our consciousness. When the moon is full, it is said that it drips nectar down into us and reminds us of our inherent light and fullness. Gazing, chanting, and basking in the moon at this time can bring forth deep healing and profound stillness of being. As we practice the full mandala of yogic arts (movement, chanting, pranayama, meditation and rest), we dance and honor the fullness of our embodiment; body, breath, mind, heart. This practice is a place to release the accumulated stress of the past month and prepare for the month to come. All are welcome to this circle.

Our Practice:

• Welcome & Intention Setting: 10 minutes
• Gentle Asana: 30 minutes
• Mantra: 10 minutes
• Pranayama: 10 minutes
• Meditation: 20 minutes
• Savasana: 10 minutes

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REFRESH & REVIVE DAY RETREATS
Namaste Yoga Studio
Feb 24, Jun 16, Sep 22, Dec 8
$120 per retreat day
full payment due minimum of 2 weeks prior to retreat date

Take a day for yourself, as a gift to the world.
A day of gentle movement, deep stillness, reflective practices and nourishing quiet. These retreats are an opportunity to revive your sense of presence and aliveness by giving you time to unplug and refresh your body, mind, heart and soul.

Do you feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Do you wish to take some time away but can’t take a weekend or a week? Do you want more bandwidth to meet the challenges of life?  
Then join me for a day of simple rejuvenating practices designed to settle and restore your nervous system, support your inner well being and refresh your capacity to show up for the wild ride of life.

Honor the natural pulse of life to expand and retreat. 
This day is an opportunity to balance outward demands with inner awareness.

Register by mailing payment to:
E. Rainey
Your Living Presence
3417 Evanston Ave N $428
Seattle, WA 98103

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YOGA & KIRTAN CELEBRATION
with Shantala, Gina Sala, Steve Gorn, Sean Frenette & Bibi McGill
Sunday, March 25
3-4:30pm Yoga with Live Music
6-8:30pm Kirtan
Amazing Grace Spiritual Center
$25 yoga/$25 kirtan
$45 for both if purchased before Mar 25
Benefitting Yoga Behind Bars

Join us for an afternoon and evening of sacred music and practice. This annual event brings together an amazing group of musicians and yogis to offer sacred chanting for challenging times. A portion of proceeds will benefit Yoga Behind Bars.

Purchase tickets here.

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PATH OF KIRTAN RETREAT:
Open Your Voice, Open Your Heart
Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
June 1-3
$200 plus lodging
$175 plus lodging before 5/4

The Path of Kirtan explores the ancient practices of kirtan and sacred sound. In this workshop we’ll immerse ourselves in this luminous ocean through voice, mantra, devotion, movement, yoga and meditation to connect more deeply with the divine Presence. In many Eastern cultures, the practice of music is approached as a spiritual practice, as the yoga of sound, and that is how it will be presented in this workshop. From this foundation, the chanting of sacred names and mantras will flow with new depth and new freedom. This workshop is offered with the intention to cultivate more beauty, love and peace inside ourselves and in our world.

From this foundation, the chanting of sacred names and mantras will flow with new depth and new freedom. This workshop is offered with the intention to cultivate more beauty, love and peace inside ourselves and in our world.

Heather and Benjy Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exquisite instrumentation. Together they create music with beauty, passion and reverence. Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal and Miten, and Jai Uttal. Elizabeth Rainey, certified yoga teacher, will offer yoga and meditation during this retreat.

Breitenbush is a remote forest retreat of timeless natural beauty, blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains. Soak in The Meadow Pools lined in smooth river rocks or the four Spiral Hot Tubs of varying temperature. Enjoy the Steam Sauna, a cedar cabin perched above steaming waters. A spirit of respect and sanctuary pervades the clothing-optional soaking pools. Cozy, rustic, year-round cabins (some with bathrooms) give many options for your stay. Men’s and women’s bathhouses serve the needs of those in cabins without bathrooms. Bountiful organic vegetarian meals are served buffet style three times daily. They honor requests for egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free meals.  For more details visit breitenbush.com

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