Cycles, Stillness and Flow at YogaSource
Apr
2
to Apr 30

Cycles, Stillness and Flow at YogaSource

We are of nature. Our moods, health, physical forms and psyches are all mirrors of nature’s patterns, seasonal transitions and wisdom: they are reflections of the Dao.

Cycles, Stillness & Flow is my weekly yoga class, offered at YogaSource.

Read the full class description here.

Beginning in May, the class time will be Tuesdays, 5:15-7pm.

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We are Of Nature:  Five Element Yoga at YogaSource
Jun
30
to Jul 28

We are Of Nature: Five Element Yoga at YogaSource

In this five week series, we will progress through an in-depth study of each of the Chinese/Daoist five elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. We will study the psycho-spiritual and medicinal understandings of the elements, the anatomy of the corresponding organ systems, and bring all this into the body via asana practice. Some qigong forms will be included as well to inform the yoga practice with awareness of the movement, cultivation and protection of qi. We will also come into a more embodied understanding of the great polarities of Yin and Yang within each element, each asana, and across the five element cycle.

This is a YogaSource sponsored workshop.

Sundays, 4:30-6pm, June 30-July 28, 2019, $80.

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Women's Butterfly Qigong Workshop
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Butterfly Qigong Workshop

The MogaDao qigong form, Butterfly, also known as the Thousand Waters is the quintessential women’s form, containing and expressing all the archetypes of the feminine, from manifesting to deep internality; from our innocent wonder to our chthonic, birth- and death-giving power.

This sensual form expresses the essence of The Power of the Yin.

The women’s qigong practice has been very powerful for me as a tool in connecting with myself and being able to listen to my inner knowing. This has helped me have reverence for my sexuality and myself as a woman and cultivates appreciation for myself.
— Shelly Gibbs, Animal Communicator and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist; ShellyGibbs.com
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This workshop will offer an introduction to Butterfly qigong.

There will be simple qigong warm up forms that orient us to the awareness and sensitivity of cultivating energy and embodying the the polarities of yin and yang.

Then we will focus on this beautiful women’s form, with guidance, powerful imagery, and the richness of practicing in a sacred women’s circle.

No previous experience with qigong is necessary.

Please note: This event will be held at YogaSource on Guadalupe; however it is an independent event, not sponsored by YS. Preregister here, or contact me directly.

Some of these teachings and practices are derived from the original practice tradition of MogaDao, created and founded by Zhenzan Dao. www.mogadao.com

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Winter Solstice Women's Practice
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice Women's Practice

Honor the Yin on the Darkest Day of the Year
Women’s Practice led by Daven Lee and Heidi Svboda

The Power of the Yin is mysterious, unpredictable, diffuse and unaccountable to time. It is the source of birth and the return to death; the dark night of the soul and the fertile ground from which new life and creativity emerges.

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As Women we are naturally endowed with the qualities of the Yin.
This is our gift to bring to the world, and the resource for knowing our essential selves. When we practice together, we sanctify the Yin, and support each other in our journeys into the mysterious, internal, dark potency of the feminine, braving its liminal depths together.

Our practice, led by Daven, will focus on the quintessential women’s MogaDao qigong form: Butterfly, or the Thousand Waters.  There will be simple qigong warm up forms as well as some instruction.  We will be accompanied by Heidi Svboda, Master Sound Healer, on bowls, gongs, and other sacred instruments.  The practice will culminate in a sound ritual led by Heidi. 

No previous experience with qigong is necessary.

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Heidi Svboda has been practicing healing arts for 20 years. She is a massage therapist, as well as an internationally certified sound healer and gong master.  Heidi has a strong connection to sacred places and the natural environment. When she plays the gongs all of the sacred energy of all the sacred sights and all of the elements move through her and each sound is medicine.

Please note: This event will be held at YogaSource on Guadalupe; however it is an independent event, not sponsored by YS. Preregister here, or contact me directly.

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Sessions by Donation--cancelled due to weather!
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Sessions by Donation--cancelled due to weather!

Due to this lovely snow, I won’t be in Espanola this morning.

As part of Breath of My Heart Birth Center's free Monday drop-in clinic, I offer BCST sessions by donation.  Aleta Braun will also be offering reflexology and jin shin jyutsu sessions. Mothers, babies, little ones, fathers, and family from the Upper Rio Grande region are welcome.

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Summer Women's Practice: Nourishing the Yin
Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Women's Practice: Nourishing the Yin

Summer is the Yang season of the year, the height of expression and manifestation, full blooming in radiance and action. 

In order to meet this energy, we need to be full in our Yin power so that both energies are harmonized and healthy.

In this two-hour women's practice we will come together in a sacred circle to practice with special emphasis on the female MogaDao qigong forms, Internal Alchemy meditation, and other ritual forms that nourish our energy and allow us to open fully to the season.  This teaching is offered in the context of Sacred Daoist Sexuality, so that we may come into embodiment as our whole selves.

Preregistration is required.

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Qigong Practice for Men's Sexual Health and Flourishing
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Qigong Practice for Men's Sexual Health and Flourishing

Sexual energy, known as Jing in Chinese Medicine, is our sacred birthright energy; our native, procreative qi.  It is this energy which guides us on our unique path in this life--our destiny--and is the source of our health, vibrancy and vitality.  To cultivate this energy is not only to become a better lover, but to become integrous and whole, and to express the fullness of our being. 

In MogaDao Sacred Daoist Sexuality, there are qigong forms and energy practices that specifically cultivate and refine sexual energy.  In this class, we will practice these forms with particular emphasis on the men's forms and considerations unique to male sexuality.  Some of the forms will be be taught in detail so that students can begin to embody them, take them home and integrate them into their personal practice.

This class is being offered as a companion and follow-up to the men's workshop given in June, and is also appropriate for new practitioners.

Preregistration is required.

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