WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
MAY 18, SATURDAY 4:30pm-5:45pm
Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient culture of India. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge), guiding us not only towards vibrant physical and mental health, but also deeper connection to our spiritual nature. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help you stay vital while realizing your full human potential.
Join Sam Norman, RN, Yoga Health Coach, Ayurveda Counselor and Yoga instructor at Yoga Om for an afternoon of wellness.
FREE to Monthly paying members (email or call us to reserve your spot)
Future members, please book your spot here:
6 WEEKS SERIES: MOMMY BARRE
STARTS MAY 21, TUESDAYS 9:30pm-10:45pm
Imagine strengthening your body while you strengthen your confidence and build your bond with your kid. Now imagine doing all that with the support of a community that will empower you, support you when you feel like nothing’s going right.
This is a six weeks “Mommy and me” style Barre exercise class with Molly designed for moms and their kids. This mix of basic ballet, yoga and pilates exercises focus on rebuilding strength in the abdominals and pelvic floor as well as increasing flexibility, and toning arms, core, calves, and buns all while bonding with your kid. No prior dance or pilates experience is required to participate in this series.
The sequences would be modified for the older kids and amplified for moms. Moms who need to baby wear can and older kids can participate. Open to kids of all ages.
No need for a babysitter…bring your baby, toddler or a little older kids to the barre! Kids giggling, toys rattling, rounds of milk for all & mama getting fit! That’s what we call a happy hour!!
$125 to sign up
$100 if you sign up before May 17th.
Limited slots available.
MEDITATION 6-WEEKS IMMERSION
JUNE 15 AND 6 SATURDAYS AFTER (EXCEPT 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND) 4:00pm-6:00pm
Meditation has been shown to decrease stress, enhance sleep, help achieve and maintain clarity of thought, and increase overall health of the practitioner. Let’s face it, most people can agree that meditation is a good idea, but the way meditation has been presented doesn’t make it look all that appealing, or sustainable. Meditation doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. It doesn’t have to take a long time. It doesn’t need to be complicated. What is most important about meditation is that you do it each and every day. Even if it is only for five minutes, its important to do it each day. This immersion is designed to help you do that.
During this 6 week immersion you will learn what meditation is, what it is not, some history of meditation as a practice, how to set up a meditation space, and many different types of meditation practices. But most importantly, you will be keeping a daily log of time you practiced. This is all aimed to help you become both skilled, and consistent.
How does it work?
We will meet each Saturday in June for 2 hours for 6 Saturdays in a row. ( we will not be meeting July 4th weekend ) You will learn many different meditation practices, and will select for yourself which ones you prefer doing. You will be able to share experiences and insights you have each week if you choose, and the instructor will provide feedback, and ideas for overcoming any obstacles that arise. During the week, you will keep a journal. At a minimum, you will record in your journal the date and time you began your meditation, and log the duration of your meditation. If you choose, you can record any experiences or insights or questions to be shared or questions for the instructor the following Saturday. Again, the main thing is, to meditate every day.
We will also have a FB group where we can meet during the week.
First Saturday- A brief history of meditation. What meditation is, and what it is not. Barriers to meditation. Two Guided Meditation Practices
Second Saturday Journal Review. Discussion Time/Insights. Health effects of meditation. Research on the effects of meditation. Study of the koshas and specifically the energetic body. Guided Meditation Practices.
Third Saturday Journal Review. Discussion Time/Insights. Meditation on the chakras for energy clearing. Awakening to Awareness. Tattva Bhavana Guided Meditation Practice.
Journal Review. Discussion Time/Insights. The Practice of Laya Yoga (Melting).
Candle light meditation
Journal Review. Discussion Time/Insights. Explanation of the 8 levels of enlightenment – silent meditation
Review and guided mediation
Cost is $125
After June 9th $140
Members get 10% OFF
To insure the quality of training: Registration is limited to 10 participants. Yogis of all levels may participate.
FLOWER CROWN AND YOGA FLOW
JULY 31, WEDNESDAY 6:30pm-9:00pm
Why do we love flower crowns so gosh-darn much? Is it the fact that it’s almost impossible not to feel like a god or goddess, fairy or king or queen when wearing one? Is it because the fresh flowers take us back to southern summers picking clovers in the grass? Or is it because flower crowns are almost always indicative of people who are ready to get-down and have a good time? It’s probably all of those things and more.
Come blossom with us! Unleash your inner flower child at All Dahlia’d Up Flower Farm for a summer Wednesday evening of zen, beauty and whimsy. The night will begin with creating the ultimate summer flower crown with the guidance of the flower farm owner, Misty Vanderweele. The workshop will be followed by a graceful yoga flow with Sonia Auld to channel our inner beauty and ignite creativity through a one hour gentle goddess flow. We’ll close with a mini tour of the beautiful All Dahlia’d Up Flower Farm. We are going to add an Ecstatic dance at the end of this celebration. Ecstatic dance is a free form conscious dance where movement and creativity breaks out. We will finalize details as we get closer to the event!
This evening welcomes all-levels. Bring your friends, kids, or family and leave flourishing from within. Allow yourself to blossom into the evening of beauty and bliss.
All materials including fresh flowers and supplies to make your flower crown are included. No drop ins make sure to pre-register, we are capping participants to a limited number.
Bring your own mat, water and towel.
Pre-Register by June 30 -$65
After June 30- $80
REIKI LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION
STARTS SEPTEMBER 28, SATURDAYS 3:00pm-6:00pm
Coming from Japan this sacred healing tradition will allow you to discover your ability to heal yourself. Reiki energy can help heal us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
You will be guided through the history of Reiki, receive knowledge of the Mikao Usui lineage, taken through the sacred attunement and assist as you discover how to use and share the universal healing energy in a responsible way.
You will receive your Reiki 1st degree certificate and Reiki manual.
Level 1 training will meet 4 weekends for 3 hours starting September 28th
3pm to 6pm Learn Reiki history, techniques etc
Second class 3pm to 6pm Attunement day
Third class 3pm to 6pm practice
forth class 3pm to 6pm practice and closing ceremony.
Early bird special $250
Deadline to sign up for this class is September 21st . Members get 10% OFF
Free Introduction to Tai'Chi/Qi Gong
MAY 2, THURSDAY 3:00pm-4:30pm
Complimentary Tai’Chi/Qi-Gong session for the community in collaboration with Sitting Swan Acupuncture & Healing Center. Virgil Miller, Acupuncturist and owner of Sitting Swan has practiced different forms of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and meditation since 2004 and now teach a form of Qi Gong known as 1000 Hands Buddha. It is a sitting form emphasizing relaxed meditation that balances the brains hemispheres and calms the nervous system.
Enjoy the benefits of the practice and learn more about it through the Q&A session after the practice.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Spring Equinox Awakening
March 23rd, Saturday 4:00-5:30pm
Spring cleaning” isn’t limited to your closets! It’s also time for renewal and rebirth. It’s time for planting seeds to nurture, and to bear witness to the unending cycle of growth and change. The transitional change from winter to spring is the season of opportunity – To let go of the things that aren’t serving any purpose in your life and grounding yourself in those things that do.
I invite you to join us for an evening of practice that will clear you mind and spirit. You will leave feeling empowered, grounded and dedicated to your intentions over your life.
we will begin our practice at 4:00 PM sharp. As we settle onto our mats, the practice will start with a cleansing breathing exercise (Pranayama *explanation below)) followed by a vibrant Vinyasa flow. Each posture and salutation will give you the opportunity to Let GO of the things that aren’t serving a purpose in your life anymore and make room for what does. We will close our practice with a beautiful Yoga-Nidra meditation (*explanation below) that will allow you to visualize those intentions you are inviting into your life.
*Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force.
*Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.
Non members $25
Must Sign up by March 17. All sign up after 3/17 will be $35
Kids Spring Break Yoga Camp
March 11th through 15th, Monday thru Friday 1:00-3:45pm
Calling Little Yogis! Looking for something to do on spring break?
Kids will learn to connect with their bodies through movement, play, music and craft in this fun interactive Spring Break Weeklong Camp! Kids will learn to focus their attention, build strength, control their breath and build their confidence. They will do Sun Salutations as they flow through their daily lessons that will teach them self respect and mindfulness while unleasing their powerful imagination.
At the end of each day your child will be guided into a relaxing meditation which will give them quiet moment to be at peace with their thoughts. You’ll be amazed how this experience will affect the rest of their day or even the rest of their break!
Camp schedule will be combination of the following activities:
o Centering and Breathing Techniques
o Yoga Story & Lessons
o Warm Up & Sun Salutations
o Yoga Postures Exploration
o Mindful Craft
o Acro Yoga/Hammock Yoga
o Movies and Popcorn (two movies)
Monday- Friday 1:00pm to 3:45pm
March 11th through 15th ,Ages 7-12
$225 Early bird price until March 3rd, $250 after
**Members get 10% OFF (call or email to sign up)
Class spaces are limited, so sign up today!
40-DAY Yoga Practice Immersion
April 1 to May 10, EVERY DAY 5:45am-6:30am
6 people, 40 days
Looking for 6 people to spend 40 days of transformation together.
The 40-Day Transformation is a practical program that will spark radical change in you and your life! What makes this program different is that you focus beyond the external changes of your body and transform from within. Experience immersion with your personal yoga practice.
If your craving a deeper connection to yourself and the divine, one way to cultivate it is through a daily practice. Yogis have been getting up before sunrise to do their sadhana (daily practice) because the time of day is considered to be sacred and infused with a sense of stillness and quietude. A daily sadhana can improve your health and energy, unblock your creativity, and help you tap into your intuition so that you can live “from a more authentic place.”
By the end of this 40-Day Transformation, you will develop your own personal yoga and meditation practice that will stick.
• Complete 7 morning classes per week
• 5 Weekday daily practice at the studio 5:45 to 6:30AM
• 2 at home or studio practice
• Meditate daily
• Attend the orientation session, Sunday, March 31
ORIENTATION: Sunday, March 31, 2:00-3:00pm
INVESTMENT: $247 early bird price, $267 after 3/23
Unlimited Members get 25% OFF
-40 days of morning sadhana practices
-Unlimited access to studio classes for 40 days
-Weekly tips and encouragement email
-Discipline and habit development
Aerial KIDS: A Six Weeks Series
April 6, 13, (Skipping April 20), 27, May 4, 11, 18, SATURDAYS 1:00pm-2:30pm
This class series sold out last time we had it so sign up ASAP. This is for kids age 7 and up.
Is your child a climber, a little monkey, or a ball of energy? Allow them to put their creative energy to good use at an aerial yoga for kid’s class at Yoga OM Alaska. Aerial yoga features the use of silks suspended from the ceiling to give your child the feeling of safe, weightless flight. Participation in an aerial yoga class has many benefits for children of all ages, from the development of social skills to neurological and developmental benefits. The Yoga OM’s Aerial Yoga for Kids program focuses on providing these benefits to your children in a fun, friendly environment.
$197 after 3/30
YOGA OM'S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
April 7, SUNDAY 12:00pm-6:30pm
It’s the studio’s 1st birthday. Come celebrate with us!
Sample our 30 minutes classes. Feel free to come anytime but if you want to attend any of the classes below, make sure to sign up in advance online! www.yogaomalaska.com/schedule
Meet the teachers, prizes, light snacks and enjoy the community.
Breaks in between classes:
12-1pm Open House
1:30-2:00pm Aerial Barre with Molly
2:00-2:30pm Yoga Flow with Jenn
2:45-3:45pm Intro to Ayurveda Workshop with Sam
4:00-4:30pm Aerial Yoga Flow with Leisha
4:45-5:45pm BUTI Glow Party with Sonia
6:00-6:30pm Yin & Nidra with Heidi
Membership sales and discounted intro offers available all day long. Don’t miss this fun open house. This is our way of thanking YOU! Classes and Workshop donations are accepted for Family Promise MatSu, a non profit org for homeless families.
P.S. Sign up to reserve your classes online…. as in NOW!