Events & Workshops

Beyond our regular ongoing awesome yoga classes, we are pleased to offer healthy and fun workshops, retreats, gatherings, special classes and more! Check back often for new offerings. 
We hope you will join us!
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MINIMIZING DIASTASIS RECTI
& THE MAMA POOCH
with Lisa Wixted

Saturday, 8/24/19           
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Many new moms experience diastasis recti and a mama pooch during and after pregnancy. At least 30% of moms still have diastasis recti a year after pregnancy. Diastasis recti, a separation of the frontal abs or rectus abdominal muscles, can contribute to issues such as back pain, bladder leakage, sexual pain, and hernia. While learning to accept and affirm our post-pregnancy bodies, we want to ensure optimum health for our bodies to improve our health and self-esteem.

Studies show that diastasis recti can be significantly improved by practicing specific breaths and exercises. In this workshop, you will learn strengthening breaths, diastasis recti exercises, and how to engage in yoga poses to help reduce diastasis recti and the mama pooch. You'll learn how to strengthen obliques and transverse abdominal muscles safely and effectively. We will review yoga poses and activities to avoid and how to modify activities to promote healing.

This event is for adult women only. No children or youth, please. Sorry, no childcare is available.

Questions? Lisa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (434) 316-6040

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FULLY ALIVE YOGA BEACH RETREAT
with Ellen Shapiro

Oct2015BeachRetreat.KneeDownWarriorOctober 24-27, 2019

Enjoy the spectacular beaches of St. George Island, paradise practically in our own back yards, while deepening your yoga practice through expertly guided yoga, breathing, meditation, and other awareness practices that raise and channel energy. Bask in the retreat atmosphere, sharing the practices and the pleasures of beach life with a wonderful community of fellow seekers. You will discover and be guided by your own rhythms, finding new and deeply satisfying connections with yourself and others. We will practice empowering techniques for mindful living that you can apply in daily life.

The schedule includes multiple sessions of guided yoga practice and free time at midday and late afternoon. The retreat is in a beautiful home across the street from the Gulf with a wonderful view of the water from our yoga practice room. We are a 5-minute walk to the beach. Please join us for this deep dive into living yoga on and off the mat!

*  Check-in starts at 5:00 PM on Thursday, 10/24. Retreat starts at 6 PM.
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Retreat ends Sunday, 10/27 at 1 PM. *  Price includes accommodations and six extended yoga classes, three additional optional Sunrise Yoga classes, instruction and practice in asana, pranayama, meditation, mindful eating, and intentional silence.
*  Prior yoga experience is helpful but not necessary.
*  The retreat is best suited for those free from current major physical challenges.
*  A more detailed schedule and further info is available by request and will be sent to all who register.

Questions?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (850) 556-2625.

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Retreat cost: $500
Minimum deposit of $100 due to register and holds your space until 9/8/19.
Deposit is refundable (minus admin fee) until 9/8/19.

Payment in full due by 9/8/19 to assure your space.
Payment is refundable (minus deposit and admin fee) until 9/15/19.
No refunds after 9/15/19.

No exceptions to refund policies.
Please consider purchasing travel insurance.

Space is limited. Please register to hold your space.

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Ellen Shapiro, 1003 N Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32303


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TESTIMONIALS from past retreat participants!

Jen G: I have a renewed commitment to living according to the guidance of my inner being. I enjoyed the ways in which Ellen shared her knowledge of the chakras, asana, and meditative practices with an attitude of openness, sharing, and exploration. She cultivated an atmosphere that encouraged each individual’s well-being. I enjoyed the trust, sense of belonging, and camaraderie that developed within the group quickly and naturally. Lovely to be a part of that!

Nicolette: I was able to connect with myself and others in a way I never had before. What an amazing weekend!

Ruth: I feel I have a new direction in my life. I feel empowered to take on life’s challenges. Wonderful experience—thank you!

Emily B: I am worthy, I have a voice. I feel more connected to my own self both physically and mentally. What stands out for me is the comfort in being able to be me and not worry about being judged.

Jennifer S: I felt like the true meaning of the chakras became crystal clear with the movement. I enjoyed the silence the most.

Maureen H: I found the guided meditations extremely soulful and confirming of my awareness of Oneness. Ellen is empathetic, engaged, authentic, skilled and intelligent, prepared, open and exudes wonderful, loving, supportive energy.

Lio: I’m feeling ready to deal with the world in a more peaceful, mindful way. The retreat was perfect and just what I needed. What stands out for me is the sense of family, comfort, and unity. It felt sincere and real!

Antje: I feel more prepared to tackle some changes I need to make. The guided meditation really clarified things.

Jerri: I feel fully alive and grateful! Thank you for supporting and challenging me and reacquainting me with the possibilities in the world and in my future. You are a wise and magnificent teacher.

Diana: I never felt judged. The energy was full of curiosity and appreciation, so rare in a world where judgments are constantly made.

JC: I have gained new connections and insights. I appreciate the safe place created by Ellen—it allows me to be open and express myself.

Kathryn: As a result of this retreat I have a strong desire to add more spiritual practices in my life. The retreat has helped me let go of worry and regain both a sense of purpose about my life mission and the tools to help me live more fully.

Karen K: I am so very grateful for you and your comforting, expansive spirit. The power of your spirit brings not only comfort, but courage!

Tinsley: Perfect combination—the interweaving of fellowship, yoga, chakra education, visualization, solitude, quiet time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Christine: I feel whole, content, and satisfied. I was able to open up and get positive feedback for doing so. Gratitude for your skills and thank you for creating community.

Koren: I feel more connected to my body and my spirit—more integrated.

Phyllis: I feel relaxed, released, peaceful, calm, rested and overflowing with gratitude.