Restorative Yoga & Sound Healingwith Marissa Leigh & CoFacilitators
Sunday, August 19 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Join sisters Jessie and Marissa for a nurturing Sunday morning practice of heart-centered movement and high vibrational sound healing!
Jessie will intuitively guide you through a gentle, restorative yoga practice that will focus on self-care and compassionately connecting with your body while Marissa takes you on an energetic journey using eight crystal singing bowls to support you in grounding and clearing as you move.
We will take time to rest in different poses, allowing the healing vibrations of the crystal singing bowls to wash over you and support you as you tune deeply into your body as you move. The sounds of the crystal bowls help to calm the mind and bring us more fully into our bodies. This creates space for our body, mind and heart to return to harmony.
We will finish with a lengthy savasana-sound bath to allow you to experience these healing sounds while receiving in stillness.
We would love to have you join us for this nourishing and rejuvenating class! Beginners welcome!
Intro to Jade Eggwith Kim Keller
Monday, August 20 @ 5:45pm - 7:45pm
$15 – $20
When Women Gather, Magic Happens…
In this introductory evening you will:
• Learn the benefits of a regular Jade Egg practice.
• Gain a deeper understanding of the internal and external landscape of yoni, and how it interacts with the egg.
• Enhance your spiritual practice for connection to the Divine.
• Gain a tool for emotional clearing and healing.
A Jade Egg practice supports vaginal health, helps heal sexual trauma, supports recovery and preparation for childbirth and emotional wellness. This introductory evening will be conversational only.
You are invited to lie down and relax as part of a group while the sounds and vibrations of seven crystal singing bowls wash over you. The medicine of these bowls is grounding and clearing, helping you quiet your mind and open your heart. This allows space for your body, mind and spirit to return to harmony.
This harmony supports your body’s natural healing process. A sound bath is a peaceful entry into re-alignment with your heart’s center.
Blankets and pillows will be available for use but please feel free to bring mats or more cushy layers as we will be on a beautiful hardwood floor.
Doors open at 6:45pm. Please arrive on time as we close the doors by 7:00pm to allow a sense of safety and quiet to this peaceful offering.
Upcoming Dates: Friday, August 24, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Group Acupuncture and Percussive Journey
Join Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac. and Benjammin Lee on the first Friday of each month reclaiming the relationship with your body while harmonizing with the season in a group healing circle.
Following the art and wisdom of Chinese Cosmology, we invite you to join us for an embodied exploration of individual organ networks from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Receiving the information through acupuncture and percussive sound, each participant will have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with themselves- one organ at a time. There are 12 organ networks, which correlate with the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow through each one of us. Each month a different organ will be featured, felt, and loved.
September 7, 2018
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Soul Spacewith Jennifer Alyse
Friday, September 14 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
$20 – $30
Go beyond your comfort zone.
Step into your aliveness.
Awaken your greatness.
Welcome to SOUL SPACE, a monthly creative immersion for listening to your heart’s longings, a place where you get to quiet the noise of outward pressures and listen to your inner wisdom.
Soul Space is an opportunity for people who are burnt out, craving creativity, and longing for connection to gather with other brave seekers for an experience of inspiration, play and reconnection to their spirit.
Let’s journey together from the head to the heart.
We awaken our aliveness through spontaneous movement, journal writing, creative visualization, art-making and ignited conversation as a creative roadmap leading the way back to your soul.
Come as you are. ALL welcome.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
$30 at the door
*Accepted payment type: cash or credit card
*online registration preferred
*With a commitment to supporting our community, a percentage of proceeds will directly benefit P:ear. To learn more about this Portland based organization, visit:
Agni & Soma ~ The Cosmic Consorts of Aspiration & Allowancewith Kaya Mindlin
Saturday, September 15 @ 9:00am - Sunday, September 16 @ 5:30pm
Kali Ma: A Journey through the Dark Goddesswith Chameli Ardagh
Friday, October 05 @ 6:00pm - Sunday, October 07 @ 4:00pm
Goddess Kali Ma is the embodiment of the terrifyingly beautiful life/death cycle. She is not only physical death waiting for you there at the very end; she is the shedding of outgrown patterns and strategies. She is the relaxation of the grasping and the pushing; she is the one dancing fiercely in the ashes of all that no longer serves you.
In her ruthless kindness Kali feasts on the safety nets you cling to, just so you can know the inseparable totality you are made of.
Kali sets you free.
Kali Ma, splendorous mother of truth,
tear out the heaps of replica spiritual plastic
cluttering the cathedral of my Being.
Wash away these masks gone stale and drench me in the rain of the real.
My soul is nauseous from binging on the fancy drinks offered on every street corner,
in my denial of what I am made of, I have been turning my back on the nectar of you gushing through my veins.
In my fear of you I have kept my breath shallow; I have kept my ecstasies under control,
my intimacies safe. I’ve tried the route of fixing myself, or spiritualizing myself,
of trying to build up a more “goddessy”, “juicy” “shaktified” version of this little soap opera I have taken myself to be.
Undress me Ma, how exhausted I am trying to make these hand-me-down clothes fit.
Make a glorious bonfire of it all,
and let me walk naked, like you, into the risk of being.
One day your body will surrender into this cosmic compost pile that sustains us all, and Kali will, in her breathtaking devotion to life, devour you. Although her appearance may look frightening, Kali is the kindest Goddess of them all. She does not let you pretend, and she laughs at you when you insist on trying to get love from the outside; she wants you to recognize the incomprehensible power you are made of. If you trust her she will show you a love that never leaves. When you enter a sadhana/spiritual practice intensive with Kali Ma, you open into a deep intimacy with the creative cycle of birthing and dying; which is ultimately a realignment with the essence of who you are.
About the Practice
First of all: we go deep. We don’t sit around and only “talk about it”; we’re all about direct experience. This is a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement, expression and also respectful touch. There will be talks and Q&A with Chameli, as well as Women’s Temple practices.
The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Shakti tradition is the insight that that which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice is not toward a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman.
Who is this retreat for?
In order to benefit from this retreat, you need to come prepared to dive fully into the practices, and it is best if you have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice.
Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, the Shakti-based embodiment practices can open stronger currents of energy in the body than we are used to.
We do not spend much time discussing awakening in theoretical matters; we go deep into direct experience through practice.
These are not therapeutic programs. If you are in any way feeling unstable psychologically or are going through a severe crisis, we ask you to not join this event.
One of our core practices involves respectful touch. Your boundaries will of course always be respected, but if you feel a strong resistance to touch, this retreat is probably not for you. We practice respectful touch a lot in our circle to bring presence into our bodies and cultivate the capacity to allow more life energy to flow through us.
Dates: Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7
Times: Friday: 6:00pm – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Full price ~ $397
Early bird ~ $297 (if paid by end of day August 1st, 2018)
For more info and questions: Janis@jayayoga.net 503-810-9556
If you need to cancel for any reason, we retain $75 as an administrative fee. There will be no refunds starting 21 days before the retreat.
Price does not include food or lodging. Lodging & transportation helpful hints