classes + workshops

Interested in hosting a class or workshop with Catherine Siri Sat?

Pricing is based on length of class, location and number of students.
Please contact Catherine Siri Sat for a quote.

Gentle Chi Flowing - Chair Yoga

Tuesdays 10-11:15am- drop-in $20 or pre-register: 2-WEEK SESSION $30: Aug 21 & 28; 3-WEEK SESSION $45 Sept 11, 18 & 25

Mindful Movement is the key to maintaining a sense of balance and inner calm in your daily life.

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.

Each class is designed around the students who show up, honoring and supporting each individual's level of flexibility and strength.

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

UPCOMING SESSIONS:
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 

What people are saying

“Catherine’s weekly Chair Yoga class has done more for my body and mind than I could have ever imagined when I began four years ago! Over that time my body has become more fluid and energized and my mind notably calmer with her breathing techniques. I genuinely look forward to this class each week and appreciate the varied exercises." – C.B., Minneapolis

CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS - FREE!!!

1-2pm Wednesdays, June 13, July 18, August 15

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!!!

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 people with any fitness level 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 or down from the floor.

Please wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.

What people are saying

Women Awakening Circle

Mondays - JULY 9, 2018 & August 20, 2018
|
6:30pm
|
Suggested Donation $25-$30 or pay-as-able (no one turned away!)
Inner-Lotus Studio, 23 SE 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Beautiful, Amazing Women! 

I invite you to join your hearts in community and step into your power as both individuals and co-creators to create a world aligned with Love and Light.

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!

Sacred Magic: The Miracle of Your Body Being Spirit

Sept 28-30, 2018
|
2pm Friday to 2pm Sunday
|
$450 includes all meals* ($395 Early Bird Pricing with deposit of $195 by midnight Aug 24th) *lodging additional - inquire about Special Rate for nearby lodging available until Aug 27th SEE MORE INFO BELOW
Wild Rice Retreat - 84860 Old San Road, Bayfield, Wisconson 54814

A RETREAT FOR CONNECTING
WITH THE AMAZING WISDOM
OF YOUR BODY

with Catherine Siri Sat

Revitalize & Renew in the natural beauty of Lake Superior 

MINDFUL MOVEMENT - BODY INTELLIGENCE - THE ART OF RELATIONSHIP

Awaken Body-Mind Awareness as you:

  • Experience connecting with the wisdom of your body as a source of support
  •  Explore how you listen to and receive information from your body
  • Expand your capacity to be in loving relationship to yourself and others
  • Enhance your unique perceptual gifts
  •  Energize your most empowered, creative self
  • Express your  talents and desires moving in alignment with your Spirit
 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION SPECIAL PRICING ENDS AUGUST 24th:

$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 -

Registration Open Until Midnight, September 20th

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

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW (subject to change -more info coming soon!)

FRIDAY   
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

SATURDAY
7:15-8:15am 
 Mindful Movement/Chi Flowing yoga practice
8:15-9am  Breakfast
9:15-11:30am  Group activity
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch
1:15-3:30pm  Group activity
3:30pm  Snack
4-6pm  Personal integration time
6-7pm   Dinner
7-9pm  Group activity

SUNDAY
7:15-8:15am 
 Mindful Movement/Chi Flowing yoga practice
8:15-9am  Breakfast
9-11am  Group activity
11:15-12:15pm   Lunch
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  vibrantjoyevents@gmail.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  vibrantjoyevents@gmail.com. please contact Catherine directly to inquire about lodging options and to make reservations. 

- Single Rooms with 1 queen size bed starting at $420  (1-2 people)
- Double Rooms (1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed) starting at $350  (1-2 people)
- Triple Rooms  (2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed) starting at $525  (2-3 people)
- Quadruple Room (3 queen beds, 1 sofa bed) at $815  (3-4 people)

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.

MORE INFORMATION COMING - STAY TUNED FOR THE UPDATES!

what people are saying

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

Full Moon Self Care: Tools for Reducing Anxiety and Cultivating Calm

Sunday August 26
|
1-4pm
|
$50 Early Bird Registration-$39 until midnight August 20th
Vibrant Joy Movement Studio, 23 SE 4th Street, Suite 213, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The full moon is a time of gratitude to pause and be present with the fullness of blessings in our lives.

It is also a time to let go and release what no longer serves us as we prepare to create anew - a time of radical self-care...a ripe window for connecting with the essence of who we are so that we may listen to the voice of our heart.

In this workshop we will practice bringing awareness to how we can connect with our body to release anxiety, quiet our mind and cultivate a sense of calm. For it is in this state of calm that we truly can be who we came here to be:

  • Learn how to breathing and movement help to release tension and relax your body/mind
  • Practice a 1 minute Meditation to quiet your mind
  • Greet your inner voice (inner critic) and assess the 3 most common ways you are creating anxiety & stress in your life
  • Practice  body-mind awareness to release patterns of tension and implement your very own "relaxation & calmness thermostat"

Each person will create their own "Calmness Cultivation Kit" that they can immediately begin to use everyday AND each attendee will receive a recorded guided imagery to practice creating their own "calmness thermostat" sent to them via email after the workshop

2 Bonus videos to support your continued calmness practice will be sent via email after completion of the workshop

what people are saying

"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

HomeAboutServicesclasses + workshopsOnline ProgramsBlog + VideosContactForms
Awaken, nurture and embody your most healthy, creative self.
© Copyright vibrant joy 2017