Reoccurring Gatherings & Classes
The studio host many teachers and these few have classes on a regular basis. Presented below are descriptions of what can always be found. Every tab has a direct link about more information.
Bhakti Shakti Kirtan
Bhakti Shakti Kirtan offers donation-based weekly gatherings where participants share a direct experience of vibrational attunement through Satsang, Meditation and Chanting ancient yogic sounds set to contemporary live music, in One Heart-opening voice, aligning with our True Divine Nature.
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
Every First Monday
10am - 11:30am
First Monday of each Month, join us for a powerful beginning to the week!
This class is taught by Guru Raj Khalsa every first Monday of the month. He has studied Kundalini Yoga since a young age and integrates spiritual and worldly lifestyle into a unique syllabus and teaching style. The classes are not in a series form so drop in yoga practitioners of all levels of skill are welcome.
Gira de Umbanda: Afro-Brazilian Healing
Every Other Monday
Nicole Kennerly And
Cyro Estevao Freire de Lima
7 - 9 pm
Benefit from the help offered by the Afro-Brazilian animistic tradition of Umbanda!
In Brazil, people attend ceremonies of Umbanda for guidance, belonging, grounding, and help in many areas of life including relationships, work, physical illness, and spiritual problems. This gathering is an authentic spiritual ceremony with the opportunity to receive energy healing and a spoken private consultation with spiritual guides. Because Umbanda has at its roots African Traditional Religion melded with the practices of the Indigenous peoples of Brazil, Kardecism, and Catholicism, this is a highly inclusive community with a strong embodiment of divinity.
Join us to feel the power, beauty, and richness of the Orixas!"
With Marissa Yoko (Ixstar)
Every Other Tuesday
6:30pm - 8pm
Exploring the art of Ritual, Movement and Sound.
We will create sacred space and explore the interconnectivity of creative movement, dance, storytelling, ritual, prayer, sound healing, channeling, releasing, and much more ♥
Wear something comfortable, feel free to dress up as much as you like! Just make sure it is dance-able!!!
Class exchange is
$15 drop in
$100-$111 (sliding scale) for 8 class punch card!
Alchemia Dance Class
With Laurie Pemberton
Every 3rd Wednesday
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, Join Laurie Pemberton at our Sanctuary and experience the connective Alchemia Dance.
Alchemia Dance is the Transformative movement designed to facilitate dynamic, conscious connection between body/mind and higher consciousness.
Donation of 10$
Learn more at www.alchemiadance.com
With Community Link
with Lauren Pass
Sliding Scale $10-20,
7-9pm - No entry after 7:15pm
DANCEmandala is a free-form movement-meditation. With carefully curated music and gentle verbal facilitation, follow your body's intuitive wisdom. There is no right or wrong way to move. In this eyes-closed practice, you will journey inward to explore different layers of your embodied experience. While the theme of each dance will vary, the structure follows a consistent pattern, guiding you through stages of dance including balance, joyful release, heart expansion, and a finally stillness.
"It is a method of moving meditation that encourages natural and authentic self-expression, re-connection to one's core essence, one's creative life force, awareness and equanimity." - AK Tri-siddha, founder of DANCEmandala
June 2nd 2-4pm
June 14th 7-9pm
June 24th 7-9pm
July 12th 7-9pm
July 22nd 7-9pm
August 5th 7-9pm
August 19th 7-9pm
Every Other Monday September - December
The She-Wolf Shimmy
with Lauren Pass
Sliding Scale $5-25
May 24th 7-9:30pm
June 15th 1-3:30pm
July 20th 1-3:30pm
August 9th 7-9:30pm
September 14th 7-9:30
October 18th 7-9:30pm
WHAT: Welcome to the She-Wolf Shimmy, a monthly dance refuge for the womxn, fem and genderqueer/nonbinary people of our community. This is a wild body-positive space, where we are free to dance fiercely, erotically, tenderly, playfully, take a nap, cry, or snuggle. It's a watering hole where we come together to share the nourishment of life. We begin by connecting to each other and dropping into our bodies. The opening exercises are different each time. Then, we have an hour and a half of free dance through slow and fast songs, erotic and fierce songs, sad and sweet songs. Each playlist is designed to bring us through a journey. We have a loungey relaxation and cuddle space, an altar with tarot cards, paper and art supplies, and excellent dance music. Sometimes we have special additions like costumes or blanket forts! Whatever your body wants is perfect. at the end of the dance, we have 30 minutes to rest, sing, snuggle, feast, and connect with each other. The She-Wolves often report that this is their favorite part.
WHO: This gender-intentional ecstatic dance welcomes people who identify as women, femme, nonbinary, genderfluid, etc. Trans women are heartily welcome. Children and minors accompanied by participants are also invited. The dance is NOT open to people who primarily identify as men or mostly masculine. We believe the benefits of this gathering will ripple through the whole community, so we ask our men-friends to bless us from afar. If you are uncertain if this is the right gathering for you, contact Lauren Pass Erickson via message or Amy Van Sweden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE BRING: A water bottle, and food to share for after the dance.
If you feel drawn to DJ, help make a playlist, help set up, or bring other gifts to the space your entry is free. Please contact Lauren Pass Erickson via message or Amy Van Sweden at email@example.com if you want to help.
I HEARD WOMEN CAN DANCE TOPLESS?
Yes, by popular request! Just not outside the dance studio.
KIDS:We have had kids and sometimes babies at many of these dances. To keep the focus on the feminine alive, though, please no boys over the age of 5. Children and minors are invited to participate in the structure and exercises if they are old enough. We ask parents to communicate with their kids throughout the event, so that they are comfortable and respectful in the space.
Community Breathwork with Medicinal Mindfulness
With Daniel McQueen
Every 2 weeks on Thursday
Join us as we celebrate our human potential of transformation, healing and awakening through our own breath. Combining live music and a transpersonally aligned breathwork practice to enter an inner world of the imagination and somatic experience leads to deep transformation, physical, emotional and spiritual healing, and encounters with the numinous and divine.
Community Breathwork is grounded in safe and therapeutic breathwork technique, combining important holotropic and rebirthing breathwork theories and practices. Community Breathwork is the most affordable and accessible breathwork program in the area, meeting twice a month on Thursday evenings. We are the only ongoing breathwork practice in the area with live music facilitation.
To introduce the work to new community members, first time participants receive their second breathwork session for free with the purchase of a ticket to get the most benefit from starting a practice. Starting now, all returning breathers will get this deal as a big thank you for supporting our program over the years. Purchase a pack of 3 or 5 passes for additional discounts. These packs transfer to our other events and are semi-transferable (meaning you can bring a friend).
Facilitated by Daniel McQueen, MA, lead facilitator of Medicinal Mindfulness and a team of breathwork facilitators. Music Facilitators: Joe Donnellan and Justin Fogel of Nibumbu
What to bring: Please come hydrated, healthy and well rested. You’ll want to bring a water bottle, comfortable clothes in layers, a yoga mat or cushioned mat if you have one, a blanket, pillow for your head, and possibly one for under your knees, and something to cover your eyes with. Some participants also bring a journal to take notes after their experience.
with Tracy Shulsinger
Usually First Thursday
This is a shamanic journeying circle for those who already have a shamanic journeying practice or who have completed The Introduction to Shamanic Journeying Workshop. If you are interested in this circle but don’t have experience with shamanic journeying, come to an Introduction to Shamanic Journeying workshop, and then join us, or contact me for other options!
There are 4 components to this gathering.
Part I: Body
We begin by connecting with our bodies, getting more present and connecting with the group through embodiment practices like trance dance, 4 elements ritual, meditation, drumming & rattling.
Part II: Mind
Explore shamanic teachings. The “journey group theme” will be presented to us by my guides. There will be a short teaching regarding this theme. This theme is different each month.
(see the calendar to verify)
Part III: Spirit
Journeying intentions will be offered that relate to the theme of the evening.
The journeying intentions that are offered are optional. If the intentions don’t call to you, please journey on your own intention. There will be 2-3 journeys.
Part IV: Transfiguration Healing Ceremony
Transfiguration is a simple yet powerful practice for self, others and environmental healing. After learning to transfigure at the journey group one can easily continue this practice at home daily.
The results are incredible!
Please refer to calendar for specific dates