Full Moon Restorative Yoga
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Restorative Yoga

Join in a monthly two hour practice of Restorative Yoga. The event will focus on relaxation and stress reduction through supine, supported poses that allow the body to open and stretch through gravity and the use of props. No previous yoga experience is necessary. 

Advance $12 - 17 sliding scale / $20 at the door


Cynthia Muskin is passionate about yoga, particularly in regard to making yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Cynthia has been teaching Restorative Yoga since 2005 when she received her Relax and Renew Certificate from Judith Lasater. She has been practicing yoga since 1989. Cynthia is inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar and spent a month in India in 2012 studying with the Iyengar family. She works for Yoga Journal magazine as a Conference Staff Assistant where she has the opportunity to study with nationally known teachers. As a former social worker and masseuse, Cynthia is particularly attracted to the therapeutic aspects of the practice. Her practice and teaching style is based on attention to form and alignment with focus on internal awareness.

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Origins Meditation
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Origins Meditation

Origins Meditation — Resolve negative early-life experiences

You can resolve your issues from their very origin: your birth.

In this evening meditation workshop, you will be guided on a journey to your soul’s origins, before you had a body on the planet.  Using trance and somatic psychology techniques, you will re-write your experience of coming into a body.

Guided by Lily Rothrock, certified Birth Into Being Method Facilitator and shamanic practitioner.   We will work with the plant spirit of Artemisia Vulgaris, or Mugwort, to aid us in lucid meditation.

This meditation will help you:

  • Deepen your understanding of your reality
  • Open yourself up to new dimensions and new possibilities, which you were not able to see before
  • Transform negative experiences from your infancy
  • Resolve both conscious and unconscious inner conflicts
  • Access untapped resources and abilities
  • Alter the emotional and behavioral patterns which cannot be controlled with intellect alone
  • Create your own, new, empowering and life-affirming alternative to your original limbic imprint, which neutralizes the diminishing effects of your early conditioning
  • Gain access to a much broader perspective and greater understanding of your role and place in life
  • Increase your quality of connection with others
  • Amplify your ability to relax and trust life

2 Dates: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 @ 7:30 PM & Monday February 12th, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Cost: $17 pre-register, $25 at the door

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/origins-meditation-resolve-negative-early-life-experiences-tickets-42131371065?aff=efbeventtix

IMPORTANT:

—Please register early, as space is limited. 

—Do not eat a large or spicy meal directly beforehand.  

—The process will take a couple hours.  We will begin with an intro circle, movement to get into our bodies, then the remainder of the time will be spent laying down during a guided visualization meditation.  

—Please give yourself time to integrate and ground afterwards, and drink plenty of water.  Journaling about your experience also aids in the retention of the new imprint.

The limbic imprint influences:

  • When you feel secure vs. insecure, regardless of objective risk level
  • Your learning ability, creativity, and ability to express ourselves
  • Your ability to be intimately involved
  • Your capacity for friendship and happiness
  • Your basic resistant to life, including apathy, overwhelm, and frustration
  • Interpersonal dynamics and emotional availability with friends and family
  • Your level of awareness of our own feelings and our ability to balance healthy boundaries with effective compassion for others
  • Whether you are self-confident of inhibited, open or withdrawn, focused or distracted, creative or blocked
  • Your financial and personal success 
  • The level or restraint you have in everyday life
  • Some aspects of your physiology (including how women are likely to give birth)

What is the outcome of this meditation?

The meditation is designed to neutralize the effects of negative imprints by enabling you to anchor and integrate new and empowering emotional, mental, and physical reference points.

The exercise enables you to draw unconscious memories to the surface that go back to the time before, during and after your birth, and and alter the effect those memories have on you.  They empower you to let go of invisible restraints, insecurities, as well as coping and defense strategies, helping let go of the protective armor you developed while being frightened or stressed.  These techniques work even if you don’t know anything about your birth or whether you actually remember the events that created your level of anxiety in the first place, or even if you assume something must have happened to you that holds you back in life today.

About working with plant spirits and Mugwort:

We will work with a plant ally for this journey: Mugwort (artemisia vulgaris).  Mugwort is a local herb that grows near the creek in Bidwell Park.  The natives of this land consider her a powerful, sacred herb for cleansing and healing.  It is widely known as the dreaming sagebrush, and aids in accessing other dimensions of consciousness, including lucid dreaming. She can increase color visualization as well as the sensation of sound, touch, smell, and taste during meditation. She is not afraid of internal darkness, and can help you get in touch with your demons. She also protects babies and aids in “crossing over” from life to death and back to life.  We will burn a small amount of the plant as incense (not enough to overwhelm with smoke), and you may also hold the plant in your hand during the meditation to invoke it’s spirit to support you.

Working with the super full moon and total lunar eclipse (Jan 31 date):

This is a very special opportunity to clear internal blindspots under the light of the supermoon, which will show us our deep inner shadows with a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday, January 31. Early in the morning of January 31st, we will see the super full moon in Leo go red during a total lunar eclipse.  This is a perfect time for working on the parts of us that grab away our light, and bring ourselves in harmony with all parts of who we are. The moon also governs the cycles and patterns of our feminine origins, and can stir up emotions related to being held in the waters of the womb.  This will be a powerful time to gather with the intention of working through patterns that no longer serve us, to be reborn as who we truly are.

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Spiritual Cinema: Happy
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Spiritual Cinema: Happy

HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.  combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.


Each month, during our new Spiritual Cinema Film Series, we will be featuring a movie to inspire or to immerse you in visual, meditative works of amazing beauty and reflecting human/nature interaction. A projector will display the film in our studio and there will be chairs, bolsters, and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

Donations are welcomed.

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Full Moon Restorative Yoga
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Restorative Yoga

Join in a monthly two hour practice of Restorative Yoga. The event will focus on relaxation and stress reduction through supine, supported poses that allow the body to open and stretch through gravity and the use of props. No previous yoga experience is necessary. 

Advance $12 - 17 sliding scale / $20 at the door


Cynthia Muskin is passionate about yoga, particularly in regard to making yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Cynthia has been teaching Restorative Yoga since 2005 when she received her Relax and Renew Certificate from Judith Lasater. She has been practicing yoga since 1989. Cynthia is inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar and spent a month in India in 2012 studying with the Iyengar family. She works for Yoga Journal magazine as a Conference Staff Assistant where she has the opportunity to study with nationally known teachers. As a former social worker and masseuse, Cynthia is particularly attracted to the therapeutic aspects of the practice. Her practice and teaching style is based on attention to form and alignment with focus on internal awareness.

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Origins Meditation
Feb
12
7:30 PM19:30

Origins Meditation

Origins Meditation — Resolve negative early-life experiences

You can resolve your issues from their very origin: your birth.

In this evening meditation workshop, you will be guided on a journey to your soul’s origins, before you had a body on the planet.  Using trance and somatic psychology techniques, you will re-write your experience of coming into a body.

Guided by Lily Rothrock, certified Birth Into Being Method Facilitator and shamanic practitioner.   We will work with the plant spirit of Artemisia Vulgaris, or Mugwort, to aid us in lucid meditation.

This meditation will help you:

  • Deepen your understanding of your reality
  • Open yourself up to new dimensions and new possibilities, which you were not able to see before
  • Transform negative experiences from your infancy
  • Resolve both conscious and unconscious inner conflicts
  • Access untapped resources and abilities
  • Alter the emotional and behavioral patterns which cannot be controlled with intellect alone
  • Create your own, new, empowering and life-affirming alternative to your original limbic imprint, which neutralizes the diminishing effects of your early conditioning
  • Gain access to a much broader perspective and greater understanding of your role and place in life
  • Increase your quality of connection with others
  • Amplify your ability to relax and trust life

2 Dates: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 @ 7:30 PM & Monday February 12th, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Cost: $17 pre-register, $25 at the door

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/origins-meditation-resolve-negative-early-life-experiences-tickets-42131371065?aff=efbeventtix

IMPORTANT:

—Please register early, as space is limited. 

—Do not eat a large or spicy meal directly beforehand.  

—The process will take a couple hours.  We will begin with an intro circle, movement to get into our bodies, then the remainder of the time will be spent laying down during a guided visualization meditation.  

—Please give yourself time to integrate and ground afterwards, and drink plenty of water.  Journaling about your experience also aids in the retention of the new imprint.

The limbic imprint influences:

  • When you feel secure vs. insecure, regardless of objective risk level
  • Your learning ability, creativity, and ability to express ourselves
  • Your ability to be intimately involved
  • Your capacity for friendship and happiness
  • Your basic resistant to life, including apathy, overwhelm, and frustration
  • Interpersonal dynamics and emotional availability with friends and family
  • Your level of awareness of our own feelings and our ability to balance healthy boundaries with effective compassion for others
  • Whether you are self-confident of inhibited, open or withdrawn, focused or distracted, creative or blocked
  • Your financial and personal success 
  • The level or restraint you have in everyday life
  • Some aspects of your physiology (including how women are likely to give birth)

What is the outcome of this meditation?

The meditation is designed to neutralize the effects of negative imprints by enabling you to anchor and integrate new and empowering emotional, mental, and physical reference points.

The exercise enables you to draw unconscious memories to the surface that go back to the time before, during and after your birth, and and alter the effect those memories have on you.  They empower you to let go of invisible restraints, insecurities, as well as coping and defense strategies, helping let go of the protective armor you developed while being frightened or stressed.  These techniques work even if you don’t know anything about your birth or whether you actually remember the events that created your level of anxiety in the first place, or even if you assume something must have happened to you that holds you back in life today.

About working with plant spirits and Mugwort:

We will work with a plant ally for this journey: Mugwort (artemisia vulgaris).  Mugwort is a local herb that grows near the creek in Bidwell Park.  The natives of this land consider her a powerful, sacred herb for cleansing and healing.  It is widely known as the dreaming sagebrush, and aids in accessing other dimensions of consciousness, including lucid dreaming. She can increase color visualization as well as the sensation of sound, touch, smell, and taste during meditation. She is not afraid of internal darkness, and can help you get in touch with your demons. She also protects babies and aids in “crossing over” from life to death and back to life.  We will burn a small amount of the plant as incense (not enough to overwhelm with smoke), and you may also hold the plant in your hand during the meditation to invoke it’s spirit to support you.

Working with the super full moon and total lunar eclipse (Jan 31 date):

This is a very special opportunity to clear internal blindspots under the light of the supermoon, which will show us our deep inner shadows with a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday, January 31. Early in the morning of January 31st, we will see the super full moon in Leo go red during a total lunar eclipse.  This is a perfect time for working on the parts of us that grab away our light, and bring ourselves in harmony with all parts of who we are. The moon also governs the cycles and patterns of our feminine origins, and can stir up emotions related to being held in the waters of the womb.  This will be a powerful time to gather with the intention of working through patterns that no longer serve us, to be reborn as who we truly are.

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Energizing Your Spine
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Energizing Your Spine

In this series of classes, we will examine the functional anatomy of the spine and the forces we exert upon it. These include gravity, muscle imbalances, ergonomics and everyday activities.

We will learn how we can counter these forces using traction and energetic extension in our yoga poses with the help of wall ropes, props and partners to lengthen, open, support and strengthen our spines.

There will be advice and encouragement to maintain a home practice throughout the 3-week period and beyond. Some yoga experience and regular attendance at a yoga class is highly recommended.

    Amanda began her yoga practice in 1998 in the Iyengar tradition. She is a graduate of the Berkeley Yoga Room 500 hour teacher certification program and continues to study with many of the Bay Area’s senior teachers.
     For the last 12 years she has taught classes and workshops at all levels in the Bay Area and has worked with many individuals with movement and  mobility issues.
     As a former physiotherapist she is able to guide students through their practice, preparing for poses using mobilizing, strengthening and sequencing, allowing them to find ease and lightness in every pose.
     In her teaching she encourages her students to apply their experiences on the mat to their everyday movement and activity for improved posture and longer lasting health benefits.

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Spiritual Cinema: 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Spiritual Cinema: 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence?  Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich?  Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future?  These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray.  Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader. This is his story, as told and filmed by Rich Ray during a private visit to his monastery in Dharamsala, India over the course of several months.


Each month, during our new Spiritual Cinema Film Series, we will be featuring a movie to inspire or to immerse you in visual, meditative works of amazing beauty and reflecting human/nature interaction. A projector will display the film in our studio and there will be chairs, bolsters, and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

Donations are welcomed.

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Full Moon Restorative Yoga
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Restorative Yoga

Join in a monthly two hour practice of Restorative Yoga. The event will focus on relaxation and stress reduction through supine, supported poses that allow the body to open and stretch through gravity and the use of props. No previous yoga experience is necessary. 

Advance $12 - 17 sliding scale / $20 at the door


Cynthia Muskin is passionate about yoga, particularly in regard to making yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Cynthia has been teaching Restorative Yoga since 2005 when she received her Relax and Renew Certificate from Judith Lasater. She has been practicing yoga since 1989. Cynthia is inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar and spent a month in India in 2012 studying with the Iyengar family. She works for Yoga Journal magazine as a Conference Staff Assistant where she has the opportunity to study with nationally known teachers. As a former social worker and masseuse, Cynthia is particularly attracted to the therapeutic aspects of the practice. Her practice and teaching style is based on attention to form and alignment with focus on internal awareness.

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Partner and Restorative Practice
Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

Partner and Restorative Practice

Come and experience the support, adjustments and carriage of live human props that help you relax into the pose and feel its essential energy.  We will practice in 2s,3s,4s and as a group for an hour and then surrender into 5 Restorative poses to provide deep integration and relaxation with sound, imagery and alert acceptance.

Alan Leon has taught around the bay and country over the last 20 years and is a graduate of Piedmont Yoga Studio's 700 hour Advanced Studies Program {Oakland}. He focuses on the Iyengar philosophy of carriage, alignment, balance and equanimity.

prospective students need to sign-up by noon, Friday April 27th.  Please Contact Alan to Register: alangoat2002@yahoo.com

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Janet Macleod - Special Guest Instructor
May
4
to May 6

Janet Macleod - Special Guest Instructor

Janet MacLeod fell in love with Iyengar Yoga in London, England in the late 70's.  She became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor 35 years ago.  Originally from Scotland, Janet teaches throughout the United States and conducts guest workshops and retreats worldwide.  Although her classes are demanding, she makes yoga a joyful journey with surprising destinations!

Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Find deep inner peace with forward bends

Saturday 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Emulate a deep rooted tree with a variety of standings

Saturday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Nourish your spine with twists of all kinds

Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Prostrations to the sky-backbends

Entire workshop prior to April 15, 2018 $160.00; thereafter $180.00  Individual 2 hour classes $45 each

 

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Spiritual Cinema: Ashes and Snow
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

Spiritual Cinema: Ashes and Snow

Gregory Colbert's "Ashes and Snow " feature film captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through the lens of the artist's camera on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth's most remote places. Written, directed, produced, and filmed by Canadian Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be —a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder, contemplation, serenity, and hope.


Each month, during our new Spiritual Cinema Film Series, we will be featuring a movie to inspire or to immerse you in visual, meditative works of amazing beauty and reflecting human/nature interaction. A projector will display the film in our studio and there will be chairs, bolsters, and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

Donations are welcomed.

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Mind Power Workshop
Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

Mind Power Workshop

Gayle Kimball, Author of Essential Energy Tools book, CDs and DVDs

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Kinesiology to balance the body and mind; practical visualizations to ground, center, achieve goals, protect. Introduction to clairvoyance, chakras, Emotional Freedom Technique acupressure tapping, and essential healing tools.

$50 includes 370-page $25 energy tools book and meditation CD.  

RSVP required. gkimball@csuchico.edu, 345-8118 www.gaylekimball.info for vita

“Ask Dr. Gayle” Lotus Guide column and KZFR radio show


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Spiritual Cinema: Leap of Faith
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Spiritual Cinema: Leap of Faith

The life story of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar whose name is synonymous with precision and alignment in yoga. The film spans 9 decades of the Guruji's life and over 70 years of his yoga practices and teachings. It shows him as Guru, Teacher, Husband, and Father - a multifaceted personality. Come and learn of the man behind the phenomenon.


Each month, during our new Spiritual Cinema Film Series, we will be featuring a movie to inspire or to immerse you in visual, meditative works of amazing beauty and reflecting human/nature interaction. A projector will display the film in our studio and there will be chairs, bolsters, and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

Donations are welcomed.

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Meditation Mini Retreat
Dec
1
to Dec 10

Meditation Mini Retreat

Explore meditation techniques, gain insight, attune your intuitive mind, access your inner silence. Participants are encouraged to sign up for and commit to the entire 10 Day Mini-Retreat, as consistency is a crucial component of a successful meditation practice

$65 advance / $70 at the door / $10 drop in

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Full Moon Restorative Yoga
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Restorative Yoga

Join in a monthly two hour practice of Restorative Yoga. The event will focus on relaxation and stress reduction through supine, supported poses that allow the body to open and stretch through gravity and the use of props. No previous yoga experience is necessary. 

Advance $12 - 17 sliding scale / $20 at the door


Cynthia Muskin is passionate about yoga, particularly in regard to making yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Cynthia has been teaching Restorative Yoga since 2005 when she received her Relax and Renew Certificate from Judith Lasater. She has been practicing yoga since 1989. Cynthia is inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar and spent a month in India in 2012 studying with the Iyengar family. She works for Yoga Journal magazine as a Conference Staff Assistant where she has the opportunity to study with nationally known teachers. As a former social worker and masseuse, Cynthia is particularly attracted to the therapeutic aspects of the practice. Her practice and teaching style is based on attention to form and alignment with focus on internal awareness.

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Nov
9
7:15 PM19:15

Infinite Rhythms Dance & Qi Gong

Infinite Rhythms Ecstatic Dance is on Thursdays, 8:00-9:30pm, preceeded by Qigong 7:15-8:00pm taught by Bonnie. The music begins at 7:15pm. A shoe/talk/food/drug/alcohol/smoke-free, soul-full dance for you and yours. Please “Join” the group to receive automatic notifications of the dances at facebook.com/groups/infiniterhythmschico. Scholarships available some evenings — email us with your request for a grant:
clayolson@gmail.com


Bonnie and DJ-Clay have been part of the ecstatic dance community for over 16 years. Bonnie was one of the core staff members of DanceChurch in Santa Cruz for over 3 years. DJ-Clay brings to Chico his experience of a degree in Dance as a Fine Art, his time as a college DJ, and his experience of DJ'ing eleven dance venues in Northern California over the past 12 years.

$10

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