SHE Never Broken: Healing From Trauma with Catherine Ashton

Touched by trauma, wounded by living, depleted by caring and doubting our wholeness. Learn about traumatic stress and resilience. Learn to replenish your personal and social resources so that you may generously share with others. We will connect through talk and move with embodied intention using our bodies to feel more and access hopeful healing when thinking and words fall short. Experience present moment awareness, self-compassion and perhaps a little joy in the moment. This workshop combines a talk circle with a yoga and movement practice suitable for all.

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Fluid Prana Yoga with Merry Waters

In some native cultures, it is said that women’s element is water and men’s element is fire. Get in touch with your fluid nature and find strength in the qualities of water: our divine feminine qualities of adaptability, cohesion in how we gather together and generally think of our community, and the way we spread, like water, but we spread out our energy and our time.

Our bodies, like the earth are between 70-90% water. Constantly regenerating itself. constantly circulating fluid that carries information to our cells and where it is needed.  Get in touch with the organic movement that naturally arises in alignment with your fluid body. Let’s move together with fluidity and ease, “thawing out” the asanas with the breath, (breath is also called “inspiritus” in latin, “prana” in sanskrit, describing your life force energy). Find your inner curiosity and see what spontaneity can produce when we are moved by the breath.  You might be surprised by your own inner capacity for creativity!

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Healing For Her: Goddesses of Forgiveness with Danielle D. Barton

Women, mothers of the earth: we can change the world. We have the power to breathe life to a healed world, and it begins with our own personal journey. Healed women who emanate the Love of the divine are the women who heal the world. Forgiveness is how we heal. In this workshop, you will learn mind-body techniques for practicing forgiveness and “doing the work”. Join Danielle in cultivating a sisterhood of forgiven and forgiving earth shakers. 

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The Power of Language with Bhairavi Shera

Discover the conjuring power of language within yourself! Every thought we think, every sentence we speak, every passage we read and every word we write is creating our perceptual reality. Just as a paintbrush creates an image with every stroke on a canvas, the language we use, either consciously or unconsciously, creates in the same manner. Words and communication carry vibration that reinforces our states of being that we categorize in polarities of positive and negative. Language can either work for us, creating more of what we want, or against us creating more of what we do not want. In this 1.5 hour workshop, Bhairavi will outline strategies to become aware of our own language thought patterns and share applications to harness the creative Power of Language empowering ourselves in achieving our highest goals!

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Meditation: The Walk of Life with Jolene Wright

How can we utilize the tools we use through a seated meditation through the walk of life? How can we keep the bliss of meditation through relationships, work, high-stress situations, social media, etc. etc. etc.?

Learning how to create relationships based on love and shared abundance is a practice. This is not easy in the fast times of a modern western yogi life. Traditionally a yogi lives in solitude and is a not socialite. Adopt a meditative practice and continue to do your work always with the welfare of others in mind. 

Self-Care Is Not Selfish: Morning Ayurveda and Evening Nidra with Dianna Oles

Dianna Oles holds an MA in Eastern Philosophy with a concentration in language and culture.  Literary Chinese, Sanskrit and Tamil source texts inspire her practice and teaching. A practitioner of yoga and Ayurveda for 15 years, she is initiated into Sri Vidya. Dianna is a longtime student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Matt Huish, along with other master teachers. She studied and taught in Shantivanam Ashram in India 2004 – 2005. Dianna enjoys long hikes along Lake Michigan and studies classical Indian singing. She currently teaches throughout the Midwest. Learn more about Dianna and her offerings at www.subaashita.com.

 

Harnessing the Vayus with Jan Erkert

The vayus, literally translated as air or unseen forces, are thought to be channels for the life force. Come explore the Vayus (wind, earth, water, fire, ether) and discover how you might channel these forces in your yoga practice. Workshop participants will playfully explore the movement qualities of the Vayus, and apply them to specific asanas.

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Qi Gong and Sound Healing with Lisa Devi

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese healthcare practice that integrates effortless flow, breath synchronization, with focused intention. Qi means “energy” or “life force”. Gong means “the practice of”. So, it is the art of energy cultivation.

An unlimited supply of energy (qi) exists in nature, and by performing certain movements, you are able to connect to this boundless supply of qi. Qi Gong mimics the dance of nature; clouds moving across the sky, a tree growing into the sunlight, or a river flowing own a mountain into the lake.

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Bindya Yoga Dance with Saba and Gayathri!

Yoga teachers, Saba & Gayathri created BINDYA YOGA DANCE in 2007. It is a fun and energetic blend of Indian dance and Yoga. Be prepared to dance to the exotic and SOULful tunes on Indian songs with creatively added yoga postures in the routine. BINDYA is an opportunity to laugh nonstop, sweat, dance,and yoga. Let your inner child come out as you energetically flow through this moving meditation.

No dance or yoga experience needed. Just bring an open heart to soak in all the love, laughter and healing.

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Feminine, Fearless, and Free Yoga with Kristina Reese

 Let’s join together freely and fearlessly in celebration of femininity! In this practice we will flow with energetic female-powered tunes, embody our breath, explore mudras of empowerment and encourage each other—letting got of how we think we should be to embrace we truly ARE! 

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Intuitive Lightness Yoga with Carrie Pokorney

Connect to yourself and your surroundings with a vinyasa flow honoring the body and breath. This practice will commence with a mindful vinyasa sequence and close with doses of Reiki in restorative postures to balance and harmonize the physical, mental, and emotional body. Let the solar energies of the summer sun shift your subtle bodies. Move intuitively through this meditative flow. 

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Herbalism for Healing with Kearsley Tate Schweller

Herbal Healing ~ Reconnect with our “plancestors” in this herbal workshop & empower yourself to use herbs as medicine in your healing journey. Working in the Wise Woman tradition of holistic healing, we will discuss 3 blessed plant allies and how they support the mind, body, and spirit of women during all stages of life.

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Weaving Song Into Our Days: Community Singing Circle with Lyndsey Scott

Baby, you don’t need to have a ‘good voice’ to use it loud and proud!  Singing together is an ancient technology. It’s ours. When we twine our voices, just as they are, we are welcomed back to a powerful and accessible practice that syncs up our heartbeats!  Come play, breathe, & get free belting out easy-to-learn melodies. Using a call-and-response to learn, we’ll sing body-loving songs, earth-praising songs, culture-healing songs.  You’ll leave with a pocketful of mantra you can use to weave beauty and meaning into your everyday, making your your moments all the more sacred. 

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Loving the Female Body: Bellydancing with Tatiana

Tatiana Fonseca founder of Cigana L.L.C (Dance Company) has been dancing since the age of five. She has performed in Competitive, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Samba, Salsa, African and Belly dance. She discovered belly dancing at the age of 12, when she attended the Bristol Renaissance Fair.  There she saw her first belly dancer. Inspired by the graceful movements and music she realized that belly dancing was her calling.

At 16, Tatiana began working at the Renaissance Fair. There she began her belly dancing career, taking the stage to perform.

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Hoopnotica: Find Yourself in the Hoop with Jamie

Jamie holds dual licensing for massage therapy and cosmetology.  She has extensive training in Swedish massage, Thai massage, and Ashiatsu Massage.

She is also a certified Hoopnotica, Hoopfit and Hoop dance instructor. Besides being a whole body, core strengthening workout, hoopnotica helps Jamie connect to circular movements that remind her of her own wholeness as well as her interconnectedness in the circle of life.  She loves spreading love and sunshine through wellness services. 

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Bodywork and Special Services Available during Lotus Rising

Thai Body Work: TranquiliTHAI with Nina Swati

Thai bodywork is part of an ancient healing modality (Traditional Thai Medicine) believed to be developed by monks in Thailand over 2500 years ago.

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Astrology Readings with Danielle Vespo

I am a firm believer in turning your passion into your profession- 

Your passion is your Purpose.

Astrology has been my passion since 1999. Ever since, I have had an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Astrology is an ancient tool used for interpreting the influences of the planets and constellations on life. For years, I have studied life through Astrology, until I took the leap and made it my profession. I am fascinated by how accurately the planetary cycles have influence in everyday life. Nobody crosses our path by chance. The people we meet, the families we are born into, even our co-workers are in our lives for a reason. Life is divinely orchestrated through the dance of the planets. Being aware of the planetary energies of the present, and studying my past, – Astrology helps me understand the “reasons”, and brings a deeper understanding of how everything and everyone is cosmically connected.

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Ashiatsu Massage with Jamie

Jamie holds dual licensing for massage therapy and cosmetology.  She has extensive training in Swedish massage, Thai massage, and Ashiatsu Massage. 

She is also a certified Hoopnotica, Hoopfit and Hoop dance instructor. Besides being a whole body, core strengthening workout, hoopnotica helps Jamie connect to circular movements that remind her of her own wholeness as well as her interconnectedness in the circle of life.  She loves spreading love and sunshine through wellness services. 

Ashiatsu

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