Whether you sit for hours on end or stand on your feet all day, Gentle Chi Flowing Chair Yoga will vitalize you with alignment-based movement and breathing you can do while seated or standing using a chair for support.
This class is beneficial for all ages and fitness levels and is particularly accessible for people who want the benefit of increased flexibility and joint mobility that comes from a yoga practice but are experiencing limited mobility due to injury, chronic illness or difficulty getting up/down from the floor.
Basic anatomy and body mechanics are explored as the foundation for moving, strengthening and aligning the body during daily activities such as bending and reaching to increase range of motion and reduce pain.
LOCATION: Illumination Coaching & Yoga, 3313 Lake Johanna Blvd, Arden Hills, MN 55112
Pre-Register for 3 Week Session $45 payable 1st day of session Mar 27th
Pre-Register for 3 Week Session $60 payable 1st day of session May 8th
3-weeks Mar 27, Apr 3 & 10 $45
4-weeks May 8, 15, 22 & 29 $60
Drop-in any class $20 - cash, check, debit and credit card accepted on site
As part of Hennepin County Library Health and Wellness programming Catherine is excited to be offering monthly chair yoga classes at Golden Valley Library.... and each class is FREE to everyone!!!
LOCATION: Golden ValleyLibrary
830 Winnetka Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55427
NO NEED TO REGISTER - JUST SHOW UP!!!
Each month we open the circle with an opportunity to share what's happening in our lives - to learn from each other and affirm our connection through our experiences. We take time to breathe and connect with our Heart and Authentic Self. We collectively clear all things that are no longer supporting our health and well-being to open up space for balancing and healing.
Through private reflection and group discussion we create intentions to heal and support both ourselves and the Earth by connecting with our true power – the power of Love.
For when we come together with open hearts and clear intentions empowered by Love we create the New Earth.
When we join together with open hearts and focused minds the collective energy of the group radiates outward to light up the entire galaxy!
$395* Retreat + Meals: includes all group activities and 6 meals plus 1 snack (lodging separate – see below) *EARLY BIRD DOWNPAYMENT OF $195** due by August 24th to secure your early bird special pricing
$450 Retreat + Meals if registering between August
25th to September 20th with down-payment of $250** due at
time of registration.
**REMAINING BALANCE DUE OF $200 due by September 20th.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A WAIVER RELEASE FORM SENT WITH DOWN-PAYMENT EMAIL BEFORE MAKING FINAL PAYMENT -
Your physical body is an amazing vehicle that allows you to experience and create the reality of your day-to-day life. With each breath you take your body is animated with that mysterious, magical “breath of life” that connects you with your spirit. Every movement you make expresses and creates where you are in the moment and where you desire to go. And every moment of the day your thoughts create the quality of your experience. Body, mind and spirit are inextricably linked in this beautiful dance, and this retreat is an opportunity to slow down, pay attention to your body/mind and deepen your relationship to your own experience of spirit in yourself, others and the beauty of nature around you.
Because your body is designed to continually do what it can to protect itself and maintain health, it continually makes adjustments to rebalance and support you as you go about your day. Yet most people rarely take the time to listen to the quiet intelligence and subtle messages from their body. We are trained from early childhood to ignore and override these messages. And we end up in pain feeling that our body has betrayed us – or that it is “broken” and can never enjoy that sense of freedom and ease that we had when we were children. We end up continually trying to “fix” our body without pausing to deeply listen to the messages it has to share with us and the wisdom it contains. We look outside for ways to feel better when the answer actually lies within our own body-mind awareness.
During our 3 days together you will journey into the territory of how your own, unique stories and perceptions show up in your body and mind. Using mindful movement principles you will:
- explore the art of relating to your own body, other people and the natural environment
- learn how your body is designed to move
- notice how thoughts and emotions interact to influence your ability to be creative and healthy
- practice connecting with the intelligence of your own body as a source of support in creating health, calmness and a sense of resiliency.
Take this time to come home to the sacred vessel of your body. I look forward to sharing this transformative journey with you.
~Catherine Siri Sat
1-3pm Check-in at Wild Rice Retreat
3-5pm Opening Circle group activity
6-7pm Group dinner meal provided
7:30-9pm Group activity
7:15-8:15am Mindful Movement/Chi Flowing yoga practice
9:15-11:30am Group activity
1:15-3:30pm Group activity
4-6pm Personal integration time
7-9pm Group activity
7:15-8:15am Mindful Movement/Chi Flowing yoga practice
9-11am Group activity
12:30-1:30pm Closing circle
NOURISHING MEALS & SNACKS- Wild Rice Retreat Kitchen Manager / Resident Cook Lars Dukowitz is a highly skilled and renowned chef, sharing his talents with Wild Rice Retreat guests through the preparation of retreat meals in the onsite world-class kitchen. Lars focuses on using locally-sourced and fresh ingredients whenever possible, finding inspiration for both flavor pairings and beautifully plated dishes from nature and the beauty of Lake Superior. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, food-allergies, etc.) with advance notice. Please let Catherine know if you have any other special food requirements by emailing her at email@example.com.
DOWNPAYMENT OF $195 due by August 24th to secure your early bird special pricing
LODGING ROOM BLOCK AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 27th: for 2 nights based on multiple occupancy at the nearby Woodside Cottages within walking distance of the Retreat center. Lodging reservations and payment in full MUST be made directly with Catherine Liska by August 27th at firstname.lastname@example.org. please contact Catherine directly to inquire about lodging options and to make reservations.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE 12.5% lodging tax and transaction fees paid directly to Catherine with full amount due when making reservation. Roommate preference required when making reservation. Final room assignments will be confirmed by September 6th.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund in full if cancelled by August 27th. Refund of full amount paid less $50 service fee if cancelled by September 20th. No refunds after September 20th.
In the past few years, I have taken several Kundalini yoga classes from Catherine, as well as workshops and the Yoga Your Way sessions. Catherine's approach is unique in that she combines a wealth of knowledge of how the body works with techniques that encourage holistic physical and emotional health. In her Kundalini classes, I've learned where and how the mind and body hold stress and how to gently release it to bring more energy, joy and contentment in my life. She is a teacher with great compassion and awareness; and the the teachings I've learned from her classes have been invaluable in changing how I approach my yoga practice and health. JULIE HILL, Minneapolis, MN July 2017
"This workshop was a great way to approach stress in everyday life and find ways to mentally reset yourself to cultivate more calm and compassion in everyday life." ~Julie H., Twin Cities, MN