ZUMBA with ALEJANDRA
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30-9:30 am
Join Alejandra for an hour of fun, sweat and joy. Opening class $5 May 23rd! Purchase a punchcard at $6 a class!
Coming this Summer
Kitran with Shantala
June 16, 2016 7:30 PM
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo Shantala. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of India and the West. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Heather and Benjy have released five beautiful and well-loved albums of sacred chant music since 2003, including Living Waters, Jaya, LIVE in love, Sri, and The Love Window.
Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal. They were named as one of the top Kirtan “Wallahs to Watch” by Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine. Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names, carrying the audience into a state of heightened awareness, bliss, and devotion. The audience is invited to participate fully through call-and-response chanting, dance, and meditation.
Tickets can be pre-purchased at BrownBag
Or by contacting Tara Moghadam at
Mindful Yoga: Symptom Management Workshop
with Kimberly and Jim Carson
Tuesday, June 14th at 7-8:30 pm FREE!
Kimberly and Jim Carson are
pioneers in the science of combining the yoga tradition with medicine. Working
with Duke University and Oregon Health and Science University, the couple have
not only produced the primary research on the efficacy of the use of a yogic
practice in medical applications, but have developed, taught, and trained
others in an evidence-based yoga program which allows practitioners to meet the
challenges of chronic illness, chronic pain,
cancer, and aging. The Carsons
call their program, Mindful Yoga. With the meditation, breath work, and gentle strengthening and stretch of a deeper
traditional yogic practice, practitioners of Mindful Yoga learn to manage the
symptoms of persistent pain, fatigue, and the emotional distress of illness.
Tuesday, June 14, the Carsons will be giving an informative and
experiential taste of Mindful Yoga a 7:00-8:30 PM.
This event is FREE to the public. (Wear
comfortable loose clothing.)
will have the opportunity to experience for themselves the mindfulness-based
meditation and yogic practices taught by the Carsons . Integrated with the experiential
learning, the Carsons will be sharing the wealth of information they have gathered
from their years of research and work with Duke University’s Medical Center
(addressing the needs of cancer, chronic pain, and seniors) and at OHSU where
Jim Carson, Ph.D, maintains a clinical
practice focused on meeting the needs of
those who experience persistent pain.
Local Contact: Tara Moghadam
MPH, E-RYT, is a health educator specializing in the therapeutic use of yoga
and meditation for seniors and people with medical challenges. Kimberly has developed and taught yoga
programs being researched at Duke University Medical Center and Oregon Health
& Science University (OHSU). The Yoga
of Awareness program, developed by Kimberly and her husband Jim, has been shown in research trials to
significantly reduce pain and fatigue in women with metastatic breast cancer,
breast cancer survivors, as well as women with fibromyalgia. She lives in
Portland, Oregon, where she teaches yoga classes, Stress Reduction Breath by
Breath, as well as Mindfulness-Based
Stress Reduction at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation,
March Wellness and Internal Medicine as Terwilliger Plaza Retirement
Community. Kimberly is currently serving on
three large National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical research trials
evaluating yoga and mindfulness interventions in opiod dependent chronic pain
patients, metastatic breast cancer patients and MS patients and is the
co-author on 18 peer-reviewed articles. She co-directs national
yoga teacher training programs focused on health challenges specific to aging
as well as cancer and chronic pain at Duke and OHSU. Kimberly is a graduate of
yoga teacher training programs at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health,
Integral Yoga, Yoga of the Heart as taught by Nischala Devi, and iRest.
Jim Carson, PhD, is a
clinical health psychologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of
Anesthesiology, and Psychiatry, at Oregon Health & Science University.
Prior to becoming a psychologist Jim was a monk (swami) in the yoga tradition
and taught meditation world-wide for many years. He has worked extensively with
individuals with persistent pain to help them lead more fulfilling lives,
including those with cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, multiple
sclerosis, and sickle cell disease. He has also conducted ground-breaking
research adapting mindfulness meditation and yoga-based approaches to various
WEEKEND WARRIORS with Katerina
Take your practice to the next level!
In-depth practice with Katerina Wen
Every Sunday in June, 2016, 9:00 -11:00am
Sundays: June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2016
$25 drop-in, $20 pre-register
Location: XYZ Movement Arts, 689 Airport Center Road
Learn the skill of tuning your body like a musician tuning a precious instrument. This series offers the gem-like experience that will enrich your life with strength, grace and beauty. There is more power and energy than you realize within physical body. These classes will help you to tap into that power.
“Movement is life, but there is a big difference between a basic physical workout and moving in harmony with your heart and soul,” says Katerina. Her teachings are steeped in contemplative awareness of nature, and wonder at the universe and its forces of creation. Her work dictates a luminous aspiration that invites the students’ attention inwards upon what is mysterious and most important in life.
Katerina has been teaching for over two decades and has been featured on the cover of Yoga International Magazine. Her deep study of classical yogic philosophy impelled her to find a way to make contemporary yoga relevant to the modern world. With a rare mastery to reach people of all ages and abilities, she has touched the hearts of many in a way few will ever forget.
The Mystery of Water
Taught by: Dr. Nicholas Corrin, OMD
Date: June 25, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: XYZ Movement Arts, 689 Airport Center Road
Water is the sine qua non of life. Without water, life ceases. God would have been unable to create the world without it: Genesis says water was there prior to Creation itself. Water is the ultimate mystery, the essence of who we are. When it comes to health, nothing is more vital. All our tissues are fed and bathed by biological waterways. Nerve bodies may transmit electrical charges, yet they are fundamentally hydraulic systems, bodies of water run by pumps. We must keep these pumps primed. Otherwise, as we age, toxins stack up and block our circuits. This will inevitably result in aging, sickness or poor quality of life.
We emerged from the oceans not just once but twice. New discoveries in paleo-ontology support the theory that pre-hominids spent millions of years as ocean waders, thus sharing a developmental relationship with cetaceans. This has profound implications for understanding our physiology, our nutritional needs, our capacity for memory and its ultimate source in the water molecule.
Please note that the material presented in this workshop will be experiential and inspirational. Participants will be guided to move their bodies in fluid, healing ways.
No prior experience is required.
Mission Be Mindful Educator Training
Thursday Evening from 7-9 pm, Friday 11 am - 7pm and Saturday from 8:30-4:30 pm.
Join us for a weekend training for K-6 administrators, teachers, mental health workers and others working with youth to bring mindfulness practices to their own lives and school community. Participants will have
➲ Develop or Deepen Self-Care Practice and Experience Relaxation Techniques
➲ Learn Mindfulness Facilitation Skills for K-6th Grade That You Can Readily Deliver
➲ Strengthen Peer Network and become a part of a professional caring community.
The training will be held:
Island Soul Studios, LLC on August 4th-6th, Thursday Evening from 7-9 pm, Friday 11 am - 7pm and Saturday from 8:30-4:30 pm.
Interested participants can register for the training by July 31st. The tuition is $280 per educator.
Thank you and we look forward bringing mindfulness to the children of Washington.