Saturday, June 13, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 noon (HST) / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Alaska) / 1:00 pm -3:00 pm (PST)

$39 (please inquire about price reduction if needed) 

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This sampler workshop will introduce you to a movement practice that prioritizes healing and empowerment for survivors of trauma. Jody will offer the full 20-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga training July 31, Aug 1-2, 2020.

Experiencing physical and psychological trauma often causes people to respond to events from their past and disconnect from their bodies. This disconnect in turn causes a further sense of loss, a loss of selfhood. Inviting a person to move their body in a way that feels safe and non-invasive can allow them to experience embodiment once again, to reconnect with themselves.

The Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts developed this particular method, and called it Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. The TCTSY method is based on central components of hatha yoga and offers participants a path back to being present.  

 The practice modifies elements of standard hatha yoga to maximize experiences of empowerment and to cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body. Unlike many yoga classes, TCTSY uses no physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant’s physical form. Rather, TCTSY presents opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body. Facilitators invite participants to notice sensation and make authentic choices in their bodies as a way to cultivate agency.  

 Attend this sampler to experience the practice and learn more about current methods that foster recovery from trauma and boost resilience. 

 

JODY HASSEL

Your facilitator, Jody Hassel, is the TCTSY Trainer for Alaska and Hawaii and a Supervisor for the 300-Hour TCTSY Certification program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Center in Boston. Creating access to an embodied practice of being present and feeling empowered is her highest priority in facilitating yoga. 

Jody facilitates Trauma Sensitive Yoga in small-group and private sessions at Blossom House Healing Arts and to community members in various programs in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the founder and Executive Director of Blossom House, a nonprofit service organization providing accessible, trauma-informed interventions to incarcerated and in-custody communities. As a headquarters for healing, trauma stewardship, and community gatherings, Blossom House facilitates a collective of artists, teachers, and therapists who work to create access to wellness in order to cultivate a caring and just community.  

Blossom House’s Yoga Service Project Alaska and Breadcrumbs Theatre Company currently offer weekly sessions for men and women at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and for youth at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, and Family Centered Services Residential Treatment Center. Jody also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for clients of Turning Point Counseling. 

 Iyengar-based hatha, restorative, and vinyasa yoga styles add to Jody’s trauma-informed practice in other community classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Chiefs Conference facilities. Jody is the lead facilitator of Mindfulness and Yoga Practices at Turning Point Counseling Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program, and she continues to develop her understanding of personal and community trauma through yoga, creative writing, and the performing arts.

Jody can be reached at jodyhassel@gmail.com.

About TCTSY: website https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/

About JRI: website http://www.traumacenter.org/

Frequently Asked Questions on 20 Hour TCTSY Foundations Training

 

Friday, June 5, 2020

7:30-10:00 pm (HST)

$49

Golden Circle Discount: 20%

Shoestring Budget Price: $32 

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During this workshop we’ll explore how the long Vagus Nerve communicates with the face, brain, and heart. When we were in the womb, the head bowed to the heart, connecting through the vagus nerve early on.  With unique sounds, breath, and spiral movement, we will explore this vagus nerve communication axis in the WaveContinuum way. 

In WaveContinuum, we evoke the healing power of water through sound, breath, and spiral movement, delving into the wisdom of “our inner biology.” Here we invite our inner waters to penetrate and saturate all the different layers of ourselves: muscles, connective tissue, organs, and cells. 

We learn to sense movements that come from deep inside and let them flow outwardly. In our body, we carry information from all the different stages of life, from the single cell-protozoa to the upright walking being. Diverse movement possibilities expand and provide new opportunities in our life. 

WaveContinuum can help dissolve pain and limitations. We learn to evoke fluids and spark electrical pulses through the body to heal and multiply healthy cells. Through the gentle, intuitive spiral movements and sounds, we explore beauty, strength, and creativity. We may even reverse aging. We tap into the wisdom that lies inside of the body’s fluid system and create a balance between Water, Fire, and Earth elements.

Life flows in the healing energy of spiral movement, breath, sound, love, and awareness! 

With this practice, the heart opens and strengthens, the mind calms, wisdom flows, and the spirit soars.

 

Eva Alewa Geueke

Eva (Honolulu / Cologne) practices the path of embodying the sacred through conscious movement and dance. Originally a professionally trained dancer who performed and made her own evening length dance pieces she ultimately felt that teaching would bring more healing and positive change into the world than performing.

After her Feldenkrais training and working intensively with Emily Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement and Susan Harper in the 80’s and 90’s, Eva created Wave-Continuum. This beautiful healing movement practice opens the heart and connects the mover to the wisdom of life embedded in the fluid system of our cells and the universe. Undulating movement meditation, breath and sound bring this ancient awareness to the surface of our consciousness.

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May 31, June 7, June 14, June 28    2020

*NO CLASS June 21 – Happy Father’s Day!!

Price: $60

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Keiki Hula 3-6 Year Olds:  Sundays 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Keiki Hula 7-12 Year Olds:  Sundays 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Children who participate in hula hālau (school) receive one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Kumu Mālia teaches the basic moves of both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula ‘auana (modern hula), as well as oli (Hawaiian chanting). Keiki (children) also learn a true appreciation for nature. Your child will feel truly appreciated and supported by their loving, vivacious teacher, Kumu Mālia.

 

Kumu Hula Mālia Helelā

Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from her teacher, Pulu’elo Park. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli (sacred chants).  Kumu Malia has an affinity for teaching young children.  For the last decade she has developed lessons specific to infants, toddlers and preschool aged keiki. She also enjoys sharing classic hula and songs with the elderly. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.

Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. Her halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.

 

Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 am (HST) / 10:30 am (PDT) / 7:30 pm (Berlin)

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Starts September 2, 2020

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Though the phrase ‘Silk Road’ has a more mythical than historical reference, it connotes some of the mystery, allure and deep nuance in the dances from this part of the world, stretching from India through all the “Stans” (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, East Turkestan, Uzbekistan) through Persia and beyond. As a Fulbright Scholar in Dance with decades of personal experience dancing in these countries, Tara brings you the authentic flavors of dance from each of these regions, while mixing in the spice of her own signature approach. 

Tara draws you along on her fascinating dance journey through the lands of Central Asia in this continually evolving class. Enjoy learning unusual footwork, hand and head gestures that you may never otherwise be exposed to. No matter what other dance styles you may be acquainted with, Tara’s masterful expressivity and precision will seep into and uplift your body and soul.

This class rotates week by week on a 4 spoke cycle, focusing on: 

  • Musical receptivity & creativity for dancers: interpretation of odd & even rhythm patterns
  • Personal expression & commanding space: staccato stops, isolation, body alignment for dance 
  • Strength & rooted movement: nuanced foot & hand execution
  • Fluidity & float: spirals with the spine & dynamic spin sequences.

For months with 5 Wednesdays, you’ll get a Silk Road surprise focus for the last week!

Tara Pandeya

The daughter of a dancer, Tara Pandeya has gained world recognition as a dance performer, teacher and choreographer, as well as a scholar and cultural activist dedicated to the promotion of dance forms from Central Asia. Tara worked as a principal dancer with Cirque du Soleil and is the first westerner to perform with Lola, the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. Tara has performed & created dance programming in over 35 countries. 

She balances her work as a practitioner with theoretical work, conducting dance research through the Rockefeller Foundation & CECArtslink in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, East Turkestan, Pakistan, India and Russia. Most recently, she has created original dance works for UNESCO, the Bauhaus Festival & at Royal Albert Hall. Tara holds an MA in Dance Anthropology from London’s Roehampton University and is a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar. Her solo work has been featured on BBC, in the New York Times and in Dance Magazine.

Dancing with Tara, you will also gain an understanding of folklore and cultural traditions through dance gestures, aesthetic theories, musicality and intention. Along with gaining exposure to traditional dance practices through a system of ‘kinetic orality’, you will also learn to analyze your own movement patterns and ways of moving in your unique anatomy.

 

(This class is taking the place of Morning Masala Fitness class)

Thursdays 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Sundays 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Starting March 22, 2020

$10 

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In this half hour class, Kumu Malia leads you through voice warm-ups and introduces basic chanting techniques. As you learn chants for various occasions, you assimilate Hawaiian language and culture. The breath work in oli cultivates lung-capacity, vocal strength, clarity and confidence. Price: $10.

 

Mālia Helelā

Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. Her halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. She began her formal training in lomilomi as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.
クム・マリアコイウラオカヴァオレフアへレラは優美ある人生を生きることをモットーとしております。クム・マリアのハラウ・ナ・フラ・オラ・アロハはスティル・アンド・ムービングセンターでクムの指導の下、レッスンに励んでいます。クム・フラ・プルエロパーク氏に師事、2002年にウニキ終了。現在、乳幼児からクプナまで、幅広い年齢層の生徒にフラ・オリ、ハワイ文化を教えています。クム・マリアはクム・フラケオラライクの教えの下でオリ(伝統的なハワイのチャント)を学びました。10代後半でロミロミの正式なトレーニングを始め,1998年にマッサージ・セラピスト,
2002年にエステティシャンのハワイ州認定ライセンスを取得。クム・マリアはフラとロミロミの訓練は同じだと言い、美しく、優雅なハワイの自然の恩恵に、本質とインスピレーションを求め続けています。

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

Wednesdays & Fridays 3:45-4:45 pm. 

Ends March 2020

This class teaches keiki how to move… and how to be still. We learn and we create. We do yoga, we study the science of our body, and we celebrate what we learn with art. Great for schooling at home!

In this class we make full-sized drawings of ourselves – you’ll need some newspapers (or grocery bags opened flat) taped together to draw on. You’ll also need someone at the beginning of class to trace around your whole body on the paper with a crayon. Before class and then during class as we do our different yoga poses, we’ll be talking about the parts of our body that are moving or still, bending or straightening, tightening or loosening.

Where are our hip bones? Which way are they pointing? Where are our ribs? What are my ribs doing when I breathe? How do I stack my knees over my ankles? Being aware of our anatomy increases our coordination.We are better able to find and control different muscles and move our bones into alignment, into the various asana (postures) that we will be doing. And there will be times when we practice holding still, tuning in, centering our minds.

We’ll also have time during class to color and decorate on paper the different parts of our bodies that we learned about and moved today. Which parts did you stretch? Which parts felt a little wobbly? We’re just learning!!! Where did you feel stronger, steadier? What was your mind doing as we went through our poses? Did you imagine yourself as a mighty mountain? 

We work our body as well as the left and right hemispheres of our brain! Wow!

Materials needed before time class starts:  

  • A sheet of paper large enough to trace a child’s whole body upon or taped together newspapers or opened grocery bags
  • Crayons
  • Optional:  Washable colored pens / paints 
  • Optional:  Glue / decorating supplies such as glitter, fringe, sequins, etc.

 

Paula Celzo

Taking yoga with Paula gives you a deep feeling of participating in something sacred and good for the soul, beyond just a healthy physical activity.

Paula started finding her Yogic path through the practice of asanas. In 2015, she encountered the “Bhagavad Gita” which led her to a deeper understanding of what Yoga truly is. Her lifestyle of study and practice incorporates: Vedic scriptures, kirtan, asanas, and meditation brought her to sharing her experience through teaching.

After completing her 200RYT at Rishikul Yogshala in Rishikesh, India, Paula took her 36hr Yoga Nidra teacher training with Mary Bastien, Jennifer Reuter and Brenda Kwon. She completed Restorative Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training with Chanti Tacoronte-Perez. All the while she continues to practice under the guidance of her primary teacher, Yogi Charu.

Offered Freely

Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm (HST)

Starting March 2020

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Join us for this specialty meditation guided by our instructor from the American Northwest, Miku Lenentine via our new Zoom room online!

In our sessions we will connect with Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. As we journey through a guided 40-minute meditation, we explore different aspects of the Goddess as she dances at the Center of the Wheel: breathing in and being with the movement in the stillness and the stillness in the movement. She dances at the center of All Life and models for us how to do the same in our own lives. She invites us to move from and with light, love and compassion in each moment, as conveyed in her bodhisattva vow:

“Never shall I seek nor receive private, individual salvation. Never shall I enter into final peace alone; but forever and everywhere will I live and strive for the redemption of every creature throughout the world from the bonds of conditioned existence.”

  • The Kwan Yin Pledge

Join in for all or part of these beautiful gatherings. Please mute your mic upon entering the Zoom room. All Welcome! All Levels.

See you there Beloved Beings!

Be Well.

Do All the Things.

With Love and Aloha,

Miku

 

Miku Lenentine

Miku is deeply passionate about living in harmony with the self, others and all beings. She truly believes that each one of us contains the seeds of wisdom for the universe and the true purpose of being a teacher is to help guide each person to access the wisdom they already hold within themselves.

An experienced meditation practitioner and circle facilitator, Miku was raised in a mindfulness tradition and has trained with Dr. Eric Carroll at the Center for Vibrant Living for the past 7 years. She has guided weekly meditation, movement, and community dialogue circles since 2013 and facilitated a number of workshops in the greater Seattle area over the years most recently including Soulshine, Songaia, and Star Community. She has also presented mindfulness, yoga, and movement offerings at festivals and gatherings such as Beloved, Flowstate and the Northwest Permaculture Convergence.

Directions for getting in the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.


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