Embodied Practice: 200 Hour Teacher Training
Feb
1
to Nov 3

Embodied Practice: 200 Hour Teacher Training

There is no value in being expected to practice yoga like the person next to you. In the same way, there is no value in teaching yoga like the person next to you. Embodied Practice will encourage you to discover and honor your path to self care, an immersion for the creative and the curious that changes the way we approach our practice and how to share it.

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Saturday Sound Ceremonies
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Sound Ceremonies

You are invited to join Holistic Wellness Practitioner Stacey Pickering for a restorative sound bath, including crystal singing bowls, intuitive vocalization & other vibrationally healing instrumentation.

Crystal singing bowls, made of quartz and other gemstones, are used in ceremony, healing, meditation, and various transformative experiences. They produce strong, clear, true tones that resonate deeply in our bodies & energetic systems. The vibrations that ring out from the bowls create clear pathways in us for opening, release, connection, balance & stillness. Their powerful sounds can help us feel grounded, energized, peaceful, uplifted and whole. 

Sound vibrations have the power to clear mental clutter & allow space for new neural pathways, helping to catalyze the creation of what we want to be & see more of in our lives & in the world.

Join Stacey on August 24th, September 14th, October 19th, and November 16th from 7 - 8 PM to reset and rebalance.

 

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Bearing Witness for Birthwork: A Prenatal Yoga Series
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Bearing Witness for Birthwork: A Prenatal Yoga Series

Bearing Witness for Birthwork: A Prenatal Yoga Series

“The experiences of conception, gestation, and birth are remarkable events in [someone’s] life: they are simultaneously deeply visceral and intensely spiritual.”        -Dr. Uma Dinsmore Tuli, PhD, Yoni Shakti

This 4-week prenatal yoga series is designed to cultivate space and offer support to pregnant individuals as they navigate the physical and emotional transitions from pregnancy, through birth, and on to parenting. Open to pregnant individuals and their birth partners of all abilities, each week of the series will focus on a different aspect of mind/body connection throughout the childbearing year.

Practices will explore making space for change and creation in the bodies, hearts, and minds of parents for babies. Caitlin, who has been a birthworker and yoga teacher since 2011, brings knowledge, experience, and intuition to classes; every week starts by sharing needs and establishing connection, and practices are modified to accommodate each individual. This is an intentional opportunity for expecting parents to celebrate and embrace their changing bodies and changing lives, and to practice engaging fearlessly with the power of this transformative process. Prenatal yoga at Abide is body positive, trauma informed, and inclusive of diverse gender and family identities.

Thursdays 5:15-6:30 pm

$80 for the series, $20 additional fee to attend the series with a birth partner

Or $25 drop-in per class
(financial assistance available upon request)

 


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WordFlow: The Yoga of Communication (NVC)
Sep
13
to Sep 27

WordFlow: The Yoga of Communication (NVC)

WordFlow: The Yoga of Communication


Do you wish to bring the same flow of peace, relaxation and openness you experience on your yoga mat to everyday conversations and relationships?
How can you more closely align your thoughts, words and actions with yoga qualities like presence, precision, balance, strength, flexibility and care?

What is WordFlow?

Based on Nonviolent Communication, WordFlow is a practice that enables living yoga’s principles of nonviolence (ahimsa) and truth (satya) in everyday interactions. We learn to shift from habits of diagnosis, judgments, and blame towards
new ways of connecting from the heart. The simple, transformative WordFlow process grounds us in an intention of compassion -- for ourselves and others. We learn to
maintain or deepen connection, navigating even disagreements by expressing with honesty and listening with empathy. Rather than focusing on getting people to do
what we want, improving the quality of our connection fosters a natural flow of giving and receiving. Relationships of trust, respect, openness and curiosity emerge and
inspire creative solutions that honor everyone’s needs.

WordFlow: A Yoga and Nonviolent Communication Intro Series

Just like yoga asana practice, WordFlow learning happens through hands-on experience with the spirit of experiments. We will learn basic concepts together and
practice in small groups.


➢ experiment #1, september 13th
foundation flow: self-awareness and self-expression

Self-awareness creates the foundation of clarity that enables communication to flow with nonviolence and truth. We’ll explore yoga asana practice as a model for the qualities we wish to bring to our relationships, and investigate ways we support or block flow in our physical practice.

Grounded in these yoga qualities, we’ll move “off the mat,” introducing the 4-step WordFlow process. We’ll translate thoughts and judgments into the WordFlow language of observations, feelings, needs and requests. We’ll then
deepen the practice of self-awareness self-empowerment using participants’ examples of everyday relationship situations.

 experiment #2, september 27th
connecting flow: empathic listening and creative solutions

Getting grounded first in what’s important to ourselves in a situation can open more internal space to hear what truly matters to another person. We’ll examine the concept of empathy and what blocks and supports our ability to listen or be heard. Exploring participants’ real life situations, we’ll practice listening for and reflecting back the essence of the others’ values beneath the surface of their words. Genuinely understanding and appreciating what each other values often generates win-win solutions for situations that parties previously thought impossible.

 Two Fridays, September 13 & September 27

7 - 9 PM

$50 for both dates

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Sister Circle Supper w. Kashmere Siedah
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Sister Circle Supper w. Kashmere Siedah

Sister Circle Supper

w. Kashmere Siedah

The Sister Circle Supper is a 75 minute restorative yoga class and poetry reading followed by meditation and journaling exercises while we eat, chat, and listen. This is a safe(r) space for those with willing hearts and open minds who wish to use their voice, be heard, and listen.

This circle's passage will be from Ntozake Shange's "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf."

The Sister Circle is a place to take a step forward, physically and emotionally, towards restoration. Sisters have come together to rest, shed, witness and renew in community, on yoga mats, and in their journals.

Kashmere Siedah, longtime Abide teacher, leads. This special class is open to all.

$25

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Saturday Sound Ceremonies
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Sound Ceremonies

You are invited to join Holistic Wellness Practitioner Stacey Pickering for a restorative sound bath, including crystal singing bowls, intuitive vocalization & other vibrationally healing instrumentation.

Crystal singing bowls, made of quartz and other gemstones, are used in ceremony, healing, meditation, and various transformative experiences. They produce strong, clear, true tones that resonate deeply in our bodies & energetic systems. The vibrations that ring out from the bowls create clear pathways in us for opening, release, connection, balance & stillness. Their powerful sounds can help us feel grounded, energized, peaceful, uplifted and whole. 

Sound vibrations have the power to clear mental clutter & allow space for new neural pathways, helping to catalyze the creation of what we want to be & see more of in our lives & in the world.

Join Stacey on August 24th, September 14th, October 19th, and November 16th from 7 - 8 PM to reset and rebalance.

 

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Core Stability = Spinal Freedom
Sep
22
1:30 PM13:30

Core Stability = Spinal Freedom

Led by Abide's own core expert, Amber Campbell, this workshop will help you take a functional approach to your yoga practice, maintaining the health of your spine and creating a more stable core to support it.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Basic anatomy of the core, with a focus on the spine.

  • How to modify spine specific yoga poses for stability rather than flexibility.

  • Yoga poses to alleviate the stress that our modern lives place on our spines.

  • Spine and core centered yoga sequences for a functional yoga practice that honors your unique body.

$25

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Ease Your Jaw...and Your Mind w. Olga Chwa
Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Ease Your Jaw...and Your Mind w. Olga Chwa

Therapeutic self-care techniques for jaw clenching and grinding, as well as TMJ disorders, and associated chronic headaches and tooth pain.

Experience immediate relief through gentle jaw exercises, self-massage, facial acupressure, visualization and relaxation techniques, while exploring some possible deeper sources of your jaw discomfort. Adapt these techniques to your specific pain or tension pattern and learn how to best implement them into your daily routine for long-term relief.

Transform your tension into tranquility.

September 28

2-4 PM

Abide Yoga
13001 Larchmere Boulevard

$30

 

About Olga Chwa:

For over twenty years of study and practice, Olga Chwa has been weaving together many somatic trainings: traditional yoga, therapeutic massage, wellness coaching and native teachings. She is passionate in the belief that when each of us feels healthy and whole, the world will be healthy and whole. A classical yoga teacher since 2000, she is registered at Yoga Alliance’s E-RYT 500 level, having studied and taught over 3000 hours and hundreds of students around the world. She is a Massage Therapist, both nationally Board Certified and licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and focuses her continuing education on the integration of east and west modalities that best serve women’s wellness.


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Saturday Sound Ceremonies
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Sound Ceremonies

You are invited to join Holistic Wellness Practitioner Stacey Pickering for a restorative sound bath, including crystal singing bowls, intuitive vocalization & other vibrationally healing instrumentation.

Crystal singing bowls, made of quartz and other gemstones, are used in ceremony, healing, meditation, and various transformative experiences. They produce strong, clear, true tones that resonate deeply in our bodies & energetic systems. The vibrations that ring out from the bowls create clear pathways in us for opening, release, connection, balance & stillness. Their powerful sounds can help us feel grounded, energized, peaceful, uplifted and whole. 

Sound vibrations have the power to clear mental clutter & allow space for new neural pathways, helping to catalyze the creation of what we want to be & see more of in our lives & in the world.

Join Stacey on August 24th, September 14th, October 19th, and November 16th from 7 - 8 PM to reset and rebalance.

 

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Saturday Sound Ceremonies
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Sound Ceremonies

You are invited to join Holistic Wellness Practitioner Stacey Pickering for a restorative sound bath, including crystal singing bowls, intuitive vocalization & other vibrationally healing instrumentation.

Crystal singing bowls, made of quartz and other gemstones, are used in ceremony, healing, meditation, and various transformative experiences. They produce strong, clear, true tones that resonate deeply in our bodies & energetic systems. The vibrations that ring out from the bowls create clear pathways in us for opening, release, connection, balance & stillness. Their powerful sounds can help us feel grounded, energized, peaceful, uplifted and whole. 

Sound vibrations have the power to clear mental clutter & allow space for new neural pathways, helping to catalyze the creation of what we want to be & see more of in our lives & in the world.

Join Stacey on August 24th, September 14th, October 19th, and November 16th from 7 - 8 PM to reset and rebalance.

 

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Mythical Tales: Goddess Archetypes + Rituals
Aug
3
4:00 PM16:00

Mythical Tales: Goddess Archetypes + Rituals

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the stories behind the yoga poses! In this workshop we’ll dive into the mythical tales of the Hindu Goddesses and use them as a mirror to discover more about our own hearts. Myths are like prisms, reflecting us back to ourselves and providing meaningful clues to help us through challenging moments in our lives. Lakshmi, Sarsaswati, Radha and the gang are just like us – they go through heartache, they experience challenges and fears, they doubt. We’ll use their stories to make sense of our own stories, and to really embody the myths we’ll combine them with mudras (sacred hand gestures that inspire specific states of consciousness). The class will end with a Kali Puja, which is an ancient ritual designed to ready us for deep transformation and liberation. No asana. All humans welcome, no yoga or mythology experience necessary.

Saturday 8/3, 4 - 6 PM

$25

About Kelly:

Always on the hunt for some deep connection with the invisible forces of magic and spirit, Kelly studied Eastern philosophy and politics in DC, hiked the Appalachian Train, traveled the world, and worked as a stylist in the NYC fashion and music business. When she found yoga she saw it as the confluence of everything she valued and longed for – creation and form, connection to the magical unknown, the fusing of the sacred and the everyday.  She opened a studio in Goshen NY in 2006 and sold it a couple of years ago, and now teaches workshops, festivals and teacher trainings all over the globe.




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Mythical Vinyasa Kali Edition: The Master Class
Aug
3
10:45 AM10:45

Mythical Vinyasa Kali Edition: The Master Class

The Kali Edition! It’s a journey into the heart of the dark Goddess, complete with storytelling, mantras, mudras (sacred hand gestures) and of course lots of weird and wildly creative yoga. And don’t worry, “master class” doesn’t mean that you have to be a master of anything! It’s a thing we yogis say when the class goes really deep into one particular aspect of yoga, and in this case that particular aspect is Kali.

Kali is the Hindu Goddess of Time, although her fierce appearance has led many to mistakenly deem her the Goddess of Death.  She is an archetype that we can call upon when we want to radically transform some aspect of our lives and really shake things up. Come if you’re feeling stuck, come if you’re longing to shed some old thought or habit, or just come if you love a great story! Asana and storytelling, all levels welcome.  


Saturday 8/3, 10:45 - 12:45

$35

About Kelly Kamm:

Always on the hunt for some deep connection with the invisible forces of magic and spirit, Kelly studied Eastern philosophy and politics in DC, hiked the Appalachian Train, traveled the world, and worked as a stylist in the NYC fashion and music business. When she found yoga she saw it as the confluence of everything she valued and longed for – creation and form, connection to the magical unknown, the fusing of the sacred and the everyday.  She opened a studio in Goshen NY in 2006 and sold it a couple of years ago, and now teaches workshops, festivals and teacher trainings all over the globe.




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Coloring Outside The Lines: Creative Yoga For Non Conformists
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Coloring Outside The Lines: Creative Yoga For Non Conformists

Yoga by nature is subversive. The first yogis were misfits who left behind the status quo and headed to the mountains or the forest to seek a life beyond shallow materialism. When yoga came to America, hippies and social revolutionaries were amongst the first to embrace it because it fit right in with their whole “fight the power” vibe. Somehow, in our lifetime, yoga has gone from counter-culture to the pop culture. Let’s take it back to its roots! This workshop is all about finding the rebellion in your yoga practice. Let’s not do it the same way we’ve always done it just because some dude said it was gospel 50 years ago. There are so many inspiring people out there revolutionizing the yoga practice, helping it to evolve so that it truly serves OUR needs, as modern truth seekers and radical human beings on a path of transformation. We’ll explore wild new ways to use props, we’ll bust a few old school anatomy myths, and we’ll shake up our body temple with all kinds of creative movement. Let’s be part of the Yoga Renaissance!


Friday, 8/2

7 - 9

$35

About Kelly Kamm:

Always on the hunt for some deep connection with the invisible forces of magic and spirit, Kelly studied Eastern philosophy and politics in DC, hiked the Appalachian Train, traveled the world, and worked as a stylist in the NYC fashion and music business. When she found yoga she saw it as the confluence of everything she valued and longed for – creation and form, connection to the magical unknown, the fusing of the sacred and the everyday.  She opened a studio in Goshen NY in 2006 and sold it a couple of years ago, and now teaches workshops, festivals and teacher trainings all over the globe.



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Manifest + Transform: July New Moon Yoga Circle w. Caitlin FitzGordon
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Manifest + Transform: July New Moon Yoga Circle w. Caitlin FitzGordon

The July new moon in Cancer is a tender time and often brings a stronger urge to nurture and care for others. It’s also a perfect time to nurture and tend to your needs, goals, and desires.

In this July New Moon Yoga Circle you’ll:
Ignite your fire and connect to your passion so you can take aligned action on the projects that matter.
Move out of overwhelm and commit to sustainable habit shifts that reinforce your devotion to your purpose.
Learn how to be selfish and put yourself first in ways that will help you and your loved ones.
Stop letting the days and years tick by wondering when you’ll do what you’re really meant to do.

We’ll start with a gentle yoga practice to connect to tune into your body’s rhythm. All levels are welcome! From there we’ll take a deep dive into meditation, journaling, sharing and intention setting, using the New Moon as our guide. Bring a yoga mat, a journal, an object of meaning and your own open heart.

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Sister Circle Brunch
Jun
29
1:30 PM13:30

Sister Circle Brunch

Sister Circle 

w. Kashmere Siedah

When the blood in your body

is weary to flow

when your bones are heavy

though hollow

if you have made it past thirty

celebrate and if you haven't

yet, rejoice. Know that there is

a time coming in your life

when dirt settles and the

patterns form a picture.

-Yrsa Daley-Ward

The Sister Circle Brunch is a 75 minute restorative yoga class and poetry reading followed by meditation and journaling exercises while we eat, chat, and listen. This is a safe(r) space for those with willing hearts and open minds who wish to use their voice, be heard, and listen.

Kashmere Siedah, longtime Abide teacher, leads. 

$25

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Family Yoga
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

Explore partner poses with your children while at the same time developing body and breath awareness, strength, balance and flexibility.

In this workshop, Nicole Crosby will incorporate yoga games, story-telling and relaxation techniques so that you may bond with your family and receive new and inviting ways to increase focus, build self-esteem and harness a more positive outlook on life.

All ages are welcome to Family Yoga, and it's just $25 for the whole family.

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Your Body is a Yoga Body: A Series for Plus Sized Beginners
Jun
9
to Jun 30

Your Body is a Yoga Body: A Series for Plus Sized Beginners

This 4 week beginners series is taught specifically for plus-size yoga students and will cover the fundamentals of a flow-based yoga practice. This series provides a safe and engaging learning environment. Students will learn yogic breathing, yoga postures, and relaxation techniques that can done on the floor, wall or chair. Props like blocks, straps, blankets and more will be used throughout the entire series. The beginners series is taught in a sequential manner to help students build flow, strength, mobility and flexibility. Throughout the series, suggestions and insights will be offered for making a yoga practice work for you, and there will be plenty of time for your questions.

$90 for the series

Sundays, June 9 - 30th, 1-3 PM

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Yin + Violin w. Ariel Clayton Karas + Hope Hamling Hood
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Yin + Violin w. Ariel Clayton Karas + Hope Hamling Hood

Moving into our bodies by way of breath and sound, we’ll take time to ground down, build our strong roots, and then, piece by piece, move through our bodies with awareness and joy. Let yourself be held by the floor, to be lifted, and to feel your way into your body and heart, your curves and lines, your breath and spirit.

$25

Violinist Ariel Clayton Karas performs for more and manages 200+ events annually as founder of Cleveland-based ensemble OPUS 216, and as director of Classical Revolution Cleveland. Via OPUS 216, she collaborates with numerous
Cleveland institutions to create unique, dynamic, and meaningful performances.
As a soloist, she performs regularly in healthcare and is one of Cleveland Clinic’s veteran Musicians in Residence. Her interests span multiple genres, from classical, to Irish fiddle, to the reimagining of pop and jazz.
She has been featured on broadcasts for Cleveland’s WCLV and NPR stations, and her music was featured in the 2016 documentary Violins of Hope, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody. As an orchestral musician, she recently served as concertmaster alongside the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and as concertmaster for the orchestra accompanying Michael Buble’s 2019 arena show in Detroit.
Ms. Clayton Karas enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, educator, collaborator, and contractor, and recently completed her 2018 tenure as Gordon Square Arts District’s first Musician In Residence.

Hope Hamling Hood is the founder of Abide Yoga, mother of two amazing kids, lover of nature, music, poetry, and art. She spends her days seeking out beauty and magic, and guiding others to do the same.

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Embody the Elements: Full Moon Gathering + Sound Ceremony
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Embody the Elements: Full Moon Gathering + Sound Ceremony

Embody the Elements

Full Moon Gathering and Sound Ceremony

w. Stacey Pickering

Join Stacey on the full moon as she leads us through a powerful evening of intuitive movement, vocalization, and deep relaxation using a variety of instruments including drums, singing bowls, a shruti box, chimes, and more. Harness the energy of the full moon and all of the elements to bring out your deepest self, moving, breathing, and vocalizing like only you can.

Participants are always free to move, breathe & vocalize in ways that serve them best in each moment. Invitations will be offered, but more than anything, this is an exercise in listening to & honoring your truth & your needs.

After a period of group movement, breath & sound exploration, participants will be guided to a place of stillness, to enjoy a deeply restorative sound immersion.

Stacey Pickering is a holistic wellness practitioner, musician, sound healer, yogi, meditation guide, group ecotherapy facilitator & performance artist/creative mover.

$25


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Yoga Club for Kids! May / June series
May
13
to Jun 10

Yoga Club for Kids! May / June series

Join Nicole Crosby, preschool and yoga teacher, for this super fun yoga club for children ages 4-8. The series includes yoga games, songs, relaxation, poses, philosophy, and more.

Sign up for the entire 4 weeks for only $40!

Classes take place on May 13th + 20th, and June 3rd + 10th. No class Memorial Day, May 27th.

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Manifest + Transform: May New Moon Yoga Circle
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Manifest + Transform: May New Moon Yoga Circle

The new moon in Taurus coincides perfectly with Beltane—the peak of Spring and the first hint of Summer! It’s also a perfect time to create concrete action by working with the energy of new beginnings in both the moon cycle and the seasons.

In this May New Moon Yoga Circle you’ll:

*Ignite your fire and connect to your passion so you can take aligned action on the projects that matter.

*Move out of overwhelm and commit to sustainable habit shifts that reinforce your devotion to your purpose.

*Learn how to be selfish and put yourself first in ways that will help you and your family.

*Stop letting the days and years tick by wondering when you’ll do what you’re really meant to do.

We’ll start with a gentle yoga practice to connect to tune into your body’s rhythm. All levels are welcome!

From there we’ll take a deep dive into meditation, journaling, sharing and intention setting, using the New Moon as our guide.

Bring a yoga mat, a journal, an object of meaning and your own open heart.

Caitlin FitzGordon helps women move out of stress & overwhelm into spaciousness, with time to enjoy their life.  Her own journey as a mom of two, partner, and entrepreneur fuels her passion to help other women manage life & business transitions and create sustainable lifestyles without burnout.   She is a coach, yoga teacher, birth worker, library associate and more. Caitlin coaches parents and entrepreneurs who desire to make a positive impact in their families and the world.

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Remembering Our Way: A Journey of Breath + Movement + Sound to Reconnect with our Inner Light
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Remembering Our Way: A Journey of Breath + Movement + Sound to Reconnect with our Inner Light

Remembering Our Way

~ A journey of breath + movement + sound to reconnect with our inner light ~

04.19.19 / 6-8 pm / $25

We are medicine. We are magic. We have all the tools we need within us to remember who we truly are & bring forth our brilliant light.

Stacey Pickering is a holistic wellness practitioner, musician, sound healer, yogi, meditation guide, group ecotherapy facilitator & performance artist/creative mover. In this journey, she will guide participants through explorations of breath, movement, stillness, sound & silence to a place of awareness within.

Stacey finds profound healing, wholeness & freedom in weaving these elements into a path of ever-deepening & endlessly expanding discovery, and loves to amplify the experience by co-creating with groups.

Participants are always free to move, breathe & vocalize in ways that serve them best in each moment. Invitations will be offered, but more than anything, this is an exercise in listening to & honoring your truth & your needs. After a period of group movement, breath & sound exploration, participants will be guided to a place of stillness, to enjoy a deeply restorative sound immersion performed by Stacey with crystal & Tibetan singing bowls, vocalization & various other vibrationally healing instrumentation.

As we awaken to & deepen our connection with our inner guidance systems, we remember our way – a way of wholeness, wellness, cooperation, creativity, peace and freedom.

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Manifest + Transform: April New Moon Yoga Circle
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Manifest + Transform: April New Moon Yoga Circle

The new moon in Aries is the perfect moment to tap into the energy of activation and forward movement.

In this April New Moon Yoga Circle You’ll:

· Ignite your fire and connect to your passion so you can take aligned action on the projects that matter.

· Move out of overwhelm and commit to sustainable habit shifts that reinforce your devotion to your purpose.

· Learn how to be selfish and put yourself first in ways that will help you and your family.

· Stop letting the days and years tick by wondering when you’ll do what you’re really meant to do.

We’ll start with a gentle yoga practice to connect to tune into your body’s rhythm. All levels are welcome!

From there we’ll take a deep dive into meditation, journaling, sharing and intention setting, using the New Moon as our guide.

Bring a yoga mat, a journal, an object of meaning and your own open heart.

About Caitlin:

Caitlin FitzGordon helps women move out of stress & overwhelm into spaciousness, with time to enjoy their life. Her own journey as a mom of two, partner, and entrepreneur fuels her passion to help other women manage life & business transitions and create sustainable lifestyles without burnout. She is a coach, yoga teacher, birth worker, library associate and more. Caitlin coaches parents and entrepreneurs who desire to make a positive impact in their families and the world.

$25

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Your Body is a Yoga Body: Yoga for Plus Sized Beginners
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Your Body is a Yoga Body: Yoga for Plus Sized Beginners

Interested in practicing yoga, but feel like it’s just for people who don’t have your body type? No matter what size you are, your body is a yoga body! Danielle Graham leads this two (2) hour workshop to guide you through a practice that can be done on the floor, wall or chair. Props like blocks, straps, blankets and more will be used throughout the entire workshop. Also, throughout the workshop, suggestions will be offered for making a yoga practice work for you!

$25

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Joy + Suffering: Exploring our Humanity by Looking Deeply
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Joy + Suffering: Exploring our Humanity by Looking Deeply

Brene Brown wrote: 

"I think the beauty of twinkle lights is the perfect metaphor for joy. Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we are too busy chasing down the extraordinary moments. Other times were so afraid of the dark that we don’t dare let ourselves enjoy the light. A joyful life is not a flood light of joy. That would eventually become unbearable. I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude and inspiration."

By deeply understanding our suffering, we can begin to access more and more joy in our lives. Join Nichole Pulley for this special class that includes Yin yoga, meditation, journaling, and a dharma talk about suffering, mindfulness, and how to lead a balanced life aware of joy.

$25


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Equinox: Seasonal Ritual, Sound Bath + Guided Meditation
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Equinox: Seasonal Ritual, Sound Bath + Guided Meditation

The beginning of Spring is the perfect time to shed what no longer serves us, create new space within ourselves, and plant the seeds to grow more of what we want to see and be. 

You are invited to join Holistic Wellness Practitioner Stacey Pickering for an Earth-honoring ceremony and sound bath, including crystal singing bowls, intuitive vocalization and other vibrationally healing instrumentation.

Crystal singing bowls, made of quarts and other gemstones, are used in ceremony, healing, meditation, and various transformative experiences. They produce strong, clear, true tones that resonate deeply in our physical bodies and energetic systems. The vibrations that ring out from the bowls created clear pathways in us for opening, release, connection, balance, and stillness. Their powerful sounds can help us feel grounded, energized, peaceful, uplifted, and whole. 

Stacey is delighted to share this experience in the heart-healing space that is Abide.

$25 


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Create Space : A Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Circle
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Create Space : A Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Circle

If you're interested in learning more about meditation and how to be mindful, join us! This monthly offering, led by meditation instructor Andrew Taylor-Shaut, is open to all levels of practitioners, from those beginning their practice to those who have lots of meditation experience. Learn how to truly connect with this unique moment. The circle will include guided meditation, insights, and discussions.

$10

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Manifest + Transform: A Monthly New Moon Circle
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Manifest + Transform: A Monthly New Moon Circle


It’s not that the moon alone is magic, but through connecting to its rhythm, you find greater attunement with your own ability to create magic in your life.

When you take time out of your busy life to envision the life you want for yourself, you’re much more likely to take action to support it. When you don’t give your vision any attention, life will just roll along, and pretty soon years will go by, and you lose touch with that part of yourself that wants to create something more meaningful.

Connecting with the New Moon allows you to plant seeds for future change and to connect to the vision that you have for yourself. Connecting in sacred space and in community supports manifestation and transformation.

These monthly moon gatherings will allow you to clarify your intentions for the rest of the month—and commit to aligned action steps to support your vision.

This month our focus will be on planting the seeds that will germinate in the Spring. This new moon falls near Imbolc and Candlemas, also known as St Brigid’s Day. These celebrations all honor the fact that we’re halfway through the darkest days of winter and that spring will be here soon.

Even in the midst of harshness, we can nurture the seeds that are ready to blossom in the future.
When we get too bogged down in winter energy, it can feel stagnant and that every action – from getting up in the morning to getting yourself to bed at night – feels like it’s being done with a 10 ton weight on your back.
By tending to your creative ideas, self-care, and your unique brilliance, getting through the remaining winter/hibernation until spring will feel much lighter.

Bring a journal, an object of meaning and your own open heart. The circle will include meditation, journaling, sharing and time for quiet contemplation.

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Shadows + Light: An Evening of Ritual (SOLD OUT)
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

Shadows + Light: An Evening of Ritual (SOLD OUT)

Winter Solstice invites us to come home to ourselves and to each other, to cozy up, to settle in, to acknowledge the light in the darkness. Join Gwendolyn Ren, Stacey Pickering, Eranah Adorjan, and Hope Hamling Hood for an evening of community, ritual, intention setting, relaxing yin and restorative yoga, meditation, tarot, a sound bath, nourishment, and warm beverages.

$40
December 21, 2018
6:30 - 9:30 PM

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Manifest + Transform: A Monthly New Moon Circle
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Manifest + Transform: A Monthly New Moon Circle

It’s not that the moon alone is magic, but through connecting to its rhythm, you find greater attunement with your own ability to create magic in your life.

The New Moon is a time of planting the seeds for future change. It’s a time for making wishes and connecting to the dreams that you have for yourself, a time for manifestation and transformation. These monthly moon gatherings will allow you to clarify your intentions for the rest of the month—and commit to aligned action steps to support your vision.

with Caitlin FitzGordon

$10-15 Sliding Scale

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Sacred Resonance
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Sacred Resonance


gratitude
appreciation
a lifelong practice in the midst of ease and challenge
life calls for space to pause, to quiet, to breathe
it calls to reflect, to remember and to honor
the unfolding tapestry of our life

Presented by Rooted Blossoms, Sacred Resonance is an offering of interwoven movement, meditation and healing sounds. An offering of soulful presence and communion in the midst of the fast-approaching holiday season.

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Let Go: an (almost) silent retreat
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Let Go: an (almost) silent retreat

this day retreat is about . l e t t i n g . g o . 

Spending time with ourselves. Held space for exploration, and discovery, and quietude. For sifting through, and sorting out. We are preparing for the dormancy of winter. What is worth tending through the upcoming season of hibernation. what is worth carrying into another year. 

On Saturday, November 3rd we'll gather in the woods and . l i s t e n . to the leaves under our feet and the achey branches sway and the cold water tumble over rocks and the sound of our own breath, mixed with wind and the companionship of others, breathing with us. Our day together will include:

passive, intuitive styled yoga practice
yoga nidra and sound bath
forest bathing and meditation
plant based meals and snacks, made with love

early registration is $165 (before september 20)
regular rate is $185 (after september 20)
 

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