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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Love, Sex & Death: Living Tantra in America with Kimberly Lafferty Fri, May 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Start seeing everything as God, But keep it a secret -Hafiz  
Most religious traditions bear two tracks, or curriculums, through which to develop one’s self spiritually. The first is foundational and the second, involving the realm of the mystical or that which is inclusive of, yet beyond foundations. These latter tracks are the ultimate koan, the religious or spiritual practice for which all other practices were but a preparation. And that is, the practice of your very life, and involves that which drives you, lights you up, and incites passion in your heart, in your pelvis, and in your soul. In the yogic and Buddhist traditions, this track is called Tantra and it’s considered the quickest, no-holds-barred route to enlightenment. Widely misunderstood, we’ll take a forthright and applicable approach to Tantra. This workshop is taught by long-time practitioner and teacher, Kimberley Theresa Lafferty, of the Seattle area and will include lecture, discussion, and meditation.  
Meditation Immersion Module 9: May 27-28 2017  
Saturday 5/27 5:30-10:30pm
Sunday 5/28 5:30-10:30pm
$149 early bird before May 12th; $169 after. We ask that participants pre-register by Wednesday 5/24 at the latest. Thank you so dearly!
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Becoming Pain Aware For Yoga with Kevin Cuccaro, D.O. Next held on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jun 1, 2017 - Thu Jun 15, 2017
An Introduction Of Pain Neuroscience For The Yoga Practitioner

Modern neuroscience shows that the words we use to describe pain, actions taken when in pain, and even what others tell us about our pain can have significant impact on how much, and even how long, we experience pain.
This has important implications for practitioners who work with clients in pain—especially those with persistent pain. The purpose of this workshop is to help Yoga practitioners improve their understanding of pain so they can work more effectively with clients in pain.
* Free Introduction May 25th *
Workshop three weeks June 1, June 8th, June 15th
Early Bird $130 by May 25th, $150 after
Partial scholarships available; inquire at the studio
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Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Nervous System with Angela Grace Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yoga heals the mind/body disconnection, but is this a completely metaphysical concept? Is there a physiological basis? The answer, of course, is yes. In this module we will explore yoga's profound ability to shift our physiology and alter our nervous system. We will draw heavily on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as a therapeutic path, discuss the basics of polyvagal theory, and explore how our nervous system interacts with that of others. Through conscious practice of pranayama, asana, and mindfulness meditation we will delve into yoga's ability to either up regulate or down regulate our nervous system. Learning to use these techniques as medicine for your mental health is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your students.
This training is 40 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits or toward your 300 hour Yoga Alliance Certification through Live Well Studio.
Dates: June 2, 3, 4; June 16, 17, 18, July 7, 8, 9; July 21, 22, 23
Times: Fridays 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays 12-4pm; Sundays 2-5pm
Price $599 before May 2, 2017, $799 after
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The Culmination Retreat at Highland Woods with Katelin Gallagher Next held on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jun 23, 2017 - Sun Jun 25, 2017
This magnificent refuge is inside you. Enter. Shatter the darkness that shrouds the doorway. Step around the poisonous vipers that slither at your feet, attempting to throw you off course. Be bold. Be humble. Put away the incense and forget the incantations they taught you. Ask no permission from the authorities. Slip away. Close your eyes and follow your breath to the still place that leads to the invisible path that leads you home. -St. Theresa of Avila
 Heading toward a place of pristine mountainous solitude, overlooking the Oregon coast, we’ll traverse off the beaten path to settle into this ever-deepening stillness that is the doorway to the unbounded heart. This weekend is for serious and prepared seekers who have cultivated a regular meditation practice and have attended meditation immersion modules 3 or 6 at a minimum. Drop everything to drop in to three days and two nights of silence and the sweetest and subtlest of practices: meditation, yoga, deep sleep and dreaming ourselves awake. Shared dorm lodging or private camping options available. Lodging and fresh organic meals included. The overnight retreat is included in the cost of the meditation immersion. For non-immersions guests, the cost is $399 and must be purchased in studio. Please reach us at 541.224.6566 for registration details
Meditation Immersion Module 10: June 23-25 2017
Friday 6/23 4pm – Sunday 6/25 4pm
To attend this retreat, it is important to have foundational meditation training, and as such, we ask that you attend meditation immersion modules 3 and 6 at a minimum or inquire with the instructor: 
Location: Highland Woods near Langlois, OR.
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Breathwork Series with Naomi Halpern Next held on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jul 11, 2017 - Tue Aug 8, 2017
Relieve and strengthen your daily, natural breath. Many of us have formed restrictive habits of breathing that limit our ability to take a full breath and thus also limit our potential to be fully and healthfully alive. Breathing is linked to the function of the heart and circulatory system, nervous system, gastrointestinal system, and affects your mental well-being, concentration, and energy level. In this series, we will explore our breathing habits and retrain the breath patterns to be open and full. This is not a pranayam series. We will use gentle movement, investigative exercise, and mindful awareness to understand and awaken our breath. Please bring a journal.
5 week series, Thursdays, 7-8:15, July 11th -August 8th
$80 before June 30th, $100 after
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3 Hours of Savasana with Katelin Gallagher Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Most familiarly, savasana (corpse pose) is known as a posture of rest, or even as a posture representing metaphorical death -- of dying to the old version of ourselves and being born into a newer version after each practice. But what else might savasana be able to teach us about death, and therefore about life? We live, generally speaking, in a death-averse culture. But cultivating an intimacy with death is perhaps the one thing that can help us to cultivate intimacy with life. During these three hours of discussion and supine meditation, we'll discuss savasana not as merely a posture of spiritual or metaphorical death but as one that is a potent reminder of our situation on this earth. Prerequisite: A willingness and readiness to engage in frank discussions about life and death, and to participate in death meditation.

workshop cost: $30 before 8/12; $40 after

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