Workshops and special events are an opportunity for you to explore your practice by
learning new insight and being active in a supportive, knowledgable community.

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AUGUST 2017

Kinetic Mindfulness with David Phears
Friday, August 18th, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Kinetic mindfulness is a practical hybrid of meditation, active breath work and body movement. It is designed to to be used in managing daily stress, balancing anxious emotions and strengthening the mind/body connection on a daily basis. From the freeway to the boardroom, the classroom to the courtroom, the bedroom to the dentist o ce, k.m. tools can be used by anyone to create a di erent experience of empowered ease and grace all day, everyday. $17.00 drop-in; or use your class series. FREE for Monthly Members

Empower Yourself with Arm Balances and Inversions with Sarah Blanchard
Saturday, August 26th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Arm balances and inversions help us to find our inner strength and courage so we may face life’s challenges head on. They create a sense of playfulness and remind us to be humble. Some inversions are meant to help us relax and unwind to prepare for meditation or sleep. In this workshop we will discuss the benefits of adding these asanas to your practice and when is the best time to use them. We will work one on one with props so you may feel safe and fully prepared to lift your feet off the floor. $30 pre-registered; $40 day of.

Introduction to Sanskrit with Danielle Fowler
Sunday, August 27th, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sanskrit is an ancient language, but it is far from archaic. Sanskrit terms provide a level of precision that underlies both yoga practice and philosophy. For most of us, however, pronouncing the vowels and consonants of Sanskrit accurately can be challenging. Once the alphabet has been learned it is possible to develop a vocabulary of Sanskrit terms and to recite mantras with assurance. This is a fun process, and one that leads to a wider understanding of yoga itself. $75 pre-registered; $85 day of
(Attention Yoga Teachers: This retreat qualifies for CEUS and 300 Hour Advanced Training Program. True Nature Graduates receive 20% discount.)

SEPTEMBER 2017

Restorative Yoga + Reiki with Geanette Floyd
Friday, September 8th, 6:30 – 7:45pm
You’re invited to feel the amazing benefits of Restorative Yoga practice and Reiki healing touch. Restorative Yoga is a gentle style of yoga that encourages conscious relaxation. Restorative postures elicit the “relaxation response,” a feature of the parasympathetic nervous system, which balances the body and mind. In Restorative Yoga, we breathe with awareness and practice the art of letting go, of being rather than doing. This state of deep relaxation not only alleviates stress but also strengthens the immune system while generating serenity and peace of mind. This class will include the nurturing, relaxing and healing touch of Reiki. $17.00 drop-in; or use your class series. FREE for Monthly Members

Book Club with Gale Gibbons
Monday, September 11th, 7:00 – 8:30pm
“Real Love:  The Art of Mindful Connection” by Sharon Salzberg

Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives. FREE and open to all.

Reiki 2 Training with Danielle Fowler and Melanie Wassman
Friday, September 15th, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Reiki 2 training is defined by a focus on practicing Reiki on others, as well as an expanded opening of the energy channels.
In the Reiki 2 initiation, the central channel is opened to a higher vibration and the amount of energy that can be channeled increases. Practitioners receive the “Reiki symbols” and Level 2 attunement. The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy, as well as draw on the qualities that the symbols represent. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be. (Level 1 is required to receive Level 2) $225 pre-registration required.

Kinetic Mindfulness with David Phears
Friday, September 22nd, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Kinetic mindfulness is a practical hybrid of meditation, active breath work and body movement. It is designed to to be used in managing daily stress, balancing anxious emotions and strengthening the mind/body connection on a daily basis. From the freeway to the boardroom, the classroom to the courtroom, the bedroom to the dentist o ce, k.m. tools can be used by anyone to create a di erent experience of empowered ease and grace all day, everyday. $17.00 drop-in; or use your class series. FREE for Monthly Members

Cultivating the Seeds of Self Love with Melanie and Kaleo Wassman
Friday, September 29th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Although Love is our true essence, we are not always consciously connected to it. It can be challenging to fully and completely love ourselves, on a deep and intimate level. Many of us struggle with feelings of unworthiness, and daily self-judgment. But unconditional self-love is our soul’s deepest yearning and is essential for our inner peace, happiness and spiritual growth. Self-love begins with mindfulness and practicing a deep appreciation for life itself. In this workshop we will discuss how to release self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, and explore the ideas of acceptance, positivity and empowerment. Through meditation, movement and journaling, we will replace the binds of fear with the freedom of radical self-love. Investment: $40 Pre-reg/ $50 Day of

Yoga Basics with Sarah Blanchard
Saturday, September 30th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join Sarah for an Introduction to Yoga Philosophy, Common Yoga Terms and Alignment Principles. Whether you are new to the Yoga practice or revisiting it, this workshop will provide you with all the essentials to help you on your journey. Yoga philosophy, common terminology, as well as the many different styles of Yoga will be discussed. During the workshop, you will practice basic asana (yoga poses) focusing on alignment and the importance of the breath so you may learn to practice with stability and ease. Simple practices to calm the mind and prepare for meditation will also be explored. $35 pre-registration; $45 day of

OCTOBER 2017

Yoga and the Creative Heart with Melanie and Kaleo Wassman
October 6th – 8th, 2017
Join Melanie and Kaleo on a weekend getaway free from distractions and filled with inspiration! This retreat will be held at the beautiful Sagrada Wellness Center in San Luis Obispo. A perfect setting to explore what you really want out of life and how to break through your limitations to get it! Daily yoga classes for all levels; Creative writing and journaling workshops; Delicious vegetarian meals paired with local wine; Musical jam session – no experience necessary. Free time for hiking, writing, exploring, or relaxing by the pool. Go to www.RebelandMuse.com for all details and to register. Or call: 760-583-1577

Reiki 1 Training with Danielle Fowler & Melanie Wassman
Friday, October 13th, 1:00 – 6:00pm
Reiki I training prepares you to provide Reiki healing on yourself and encourages the practitioner to have direct experience with Reiki energy. Level 1 training is a practitioner’s initiation into Reiki and is open to anyone. The focus during Level 1 is for self-healing through balancing and harmonizing the major energy centers known as chakras. The Level 1 initiation opens the central energy channels on a physical level, allowing the practitioner to connect to the universal life force energy. It connects the student to the universal energy permanently, allowing them to channel the energy whenever they wish. We emphasize self-Reiki as the goal of the Level 1 designation, encouraging students to focus on practicing Reiki on themselves, thereby doing the personal work to clear obstacles and experience optimal wellbeing. This training includes an instructional manual. You are in safe hands with Reiki Masters, Danielle and Melanie and will be taught in a supportive and nurturing environment. Space is limited! $225.00 pre-registration is required

Restorative Yoga + Reiki with Geanette Floyd
Friday, October 13th, 6:30 – 7:45pm
You’re invited to feel the amazing benefits of Restorative Yoga practice and Reiki healing touch. Restorative Yoga is a gentle style of yoga that encourages conscious relaxation. Restorative postures elicit the “relaxation response,” a feature of the parasympathetic nervous system, which balances the body and mind. In Restorative Yoga, we breathe with awareness and practice the art of letting go, of being rather than doing. This state of deep relaxation not only alleviates stress but also strengthens the immune system while generating serenity and peace of mind. This class will include the nurturing, relaxing and healing touch of Reiki. $17.00 drop-in; or use your class series. FREE for Monthly Members

Explore the Breath with Sarah Blanchard
Monday, October 16th, 6:00-8:00pm
Pranayama, the practice of yogic breathing techniques, consciously controls the flow of breath thus enhances the flow of energy in the body. The breath is a bridge between mind and body and by exploring pranayama we can learn to improve our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In this workshop we will focus on the breath and how it effects the mind by implementing different pranayama techniques and meditation styles. This practice has great value on and off the mat as it can be used at any time throughout your day regardless of where you are or what physical shape you are in. Come experience the benefits and apply them to everyday life. $30 pre-registration; $40 day of.

Healing, Relaxation and Yoga Nidra Training with Danielle Fowler
Saturday, October 21st – Monday, October 23rd, 1:00 – 6:00pm (15 hour)
In this 3 day workshop explore the depth of peace within you, experience powerful healing, transform stuck attitudes and reveal new found awareness for growth. Experience and learn the healing and transformative practice known as Yoga Nidra. Each day will be spent learning the theory and experiencing the benefits of going beyond relaxation into a dreamless sleep. Practitioners of Yoga Nidra experience the following healing benefits: reduction of muscle tension, lower heart rate and blood pressure, fewer headaches, more energy, improved concentration, enhanced decision making, and an improved ability to manage stress. Monday will be dedicated to the teaching of Yoga Nidra. You will leave this training being able to guide others with confidence. Includes a teachers manual with sample scripts and mp3 audio for at home practice. Saturday & Sunday Only: $150 All three days: $225
(Attention Yoga Teachers: This training qualifies for CEUs and 300 Hour Advanced Training Program. True Nature Graduates receive 20% discount.)

Kinetic Mindfulness with David Phears
Friday, October 27th, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Kinetic mindfulness is a practical hybrid of meditation, active breath work and body movement. It is designed to to be used in managing daily stress, balancing anxious emotions and strengthening the mind/body connection on a daily basis. From the freeway to the boardroom, the classroom to the courtroom, the bedroom to the dentist o ce, k.m. tools can be used by anyone to create a di erent experience of empowered ease and grace all day, everyday. $17.00 drop-in; or use your class series. FREE for Monthly Members