Classes & Workshops

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October 23 – December 11
True North 8-week Yoga Series

 

Are you new to yoga and looking for a safe and supportive environment to explore your practice and the physical, emotional, and mental benefits yoga offers? Or perhaps you’re a more seasoned yogi eager to deepen your practice and focus on translating the lessons learned on your mat into new ways of showing up in your life. Either way, this series is for you!

During these eight sessions, use the practice of vinyasa (flow-based) yoga and simple mindfulness techniques to help you connect more deeply to your truest self and learn how to listen to your own voice even when life gets loud. Each 60 minute session focuses on a different theme (e.g. grounding, connection, authenticity) and will include approximately 50 minutes of yoga flow. The remaining time will focus on mindfulness activities and enjoying a generous svasana (final resting pose) before closing the session.

Contact Kate for more information or if you’d like to pay for registration with cash or check.

Class size is limited to 15 participants.

All registration fees and payments are nonrefundable.

This series is led by Kate Block. Kate is an RYT 200 hour yoga teacher who trained specifically in vinyasa style (flow-based) yoga and mindfulness techniques with Amber Kilpatrick at the Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga. For Kate, yoga is all about learning how to show up, connect, and move from a place of alignment with your deepest, truest YOU. She believes that truly honoring your body as both your best teacher and your ultimate authority is the secret to letting go of old patterns that aren’t serving you and building new ones that will. She would be honored to guide you on your yoga journey.

Date and Time
Tuesdays, October 23-December 11
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$99 (paid in full by 10/15)
$119 (after 10/15)
(payment plans available upon request)

Contact
Kate Block

October 30 – December 14
Self-care for the Fall Transition with Kundalini Yoga

 

Fall is a season of transition. We see it and we can feel it everywhere around us – days become shorter and crisper, trees and shrubs turn colorful and start shedding their leaves, and animals are busy making food reserves for the winter.

Fall also affects us humans. If you listen in you might feel a certain emptiness or nostalgia as you observe the ending of a beautiful seasonal cycle – the end of summer.

To protect your health during the fall transition, Ayurvedic health educators say it’s important to slow down, support your liver’s natural ability to remove toxins from the body and increase the inner heat through seasonal food or yogic movements and breathing techniques that will help boost your immune system before the winter.

That is exactly why this 6-week kundalini yoga self-care for the fall transition program was created.

Week of October 29th: start the slowing down process with a beautiful self-care yoga practice involving tapping and self massages triggering deep healing and relaxation
Week of November 5th: practice a gentle cleansing that will open up the pores of your skin followed by a set that will enhance your blood circulation
Week of November 12th: work on a full body detox that will help you get rid of toxic residues accumulated during the summer time
Week of November 19th: NO CLASS (Thanksgiving Week) 
Week of November 26th: practice a kundalini yoga set to support the liver
Weekof Dec 3rd: start boosting the immune system so that you can resist diseases
Week of Dec 10th: conclude the series with grounding and first chakra work to get you ready and steady for the holiday season

Four classes will be offered each week with the same program. Pick one class day/time to join for the 6 week series (though class can be changed with notice.)

Join all 6 classes for a package of $75. Drop-in for $15/class. Regular students may use their 6 classes punch card. All levels are welcome. Chair modifications are available. Bring your yoga mat, a blanket and water.

Date and Time
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30
Thursdays, 9:30-11:00
Friday, 5:15-6:30

Location
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$75 for 6 weeks
$15 drop-in

Contact
Susanne Werblow

November 1 – December 13

Yoga for Anxiety, Stress, and Depression

 

Research indicates that yoga can reduce the impact of our stress response and may be helpful for both anxiety and depression. Evidence suggests that yoga can reduce the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and ease respiration. The body itself contains and manifests much of the experience of suffering – shame, self-hatred, and pain. In that respect, Grand Rapids Healing Yoga begins healing within the context of the body.

The somatic techniques used in this series build a stronger connection to the body and Self. The approach is an effective, safe, and empowering way to establish more mind-body integration. Topics include compassion, self-care, breath work, yoga postures/philosophy, interoception, and mindfulness.

Space is limited to 12 participants.
Course is effective for beginner and experienced students and includes a handbook and take home self-care practices.

Date and Time
Thursdays, November 1 – December 13
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$180

Contact
Raechel Morrow

December 8 – December 22

Hidden Soul: An Invitation

A series of three experiential sessions using theatre exercises and facilitated dialogue to help you experience the transformative process an actor goes through as a way into authentic living and true nature.

Co-facilitators Mark Walstrom and Jean Reed-Bahle bring their experience and expertise from two different but complementary perspectives: transpersonal psychology and theatre arts.

To register: contact at hello@invenire.world or 616-222-9857.

Date and Time
Saturdays, December 8 – December 22
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$75

Contact
Mark Walstrom

January 9 – February 13

Essential Flow 6-week Yoga Series

 

The new year often brings with it the desire to shift into new patterns that give you more of what you need in your life — that’s why we’re offering the Essential Flow 6-week series. Sometimes you don’t really need the bells and whistles, the challenging themes and fancy hybridizations. Sometimes all you need is the simplicity of breath and movement.

So as you welcome 2019, make space for self-care, growth, and grounding. Cultivate balance, strength, and flexibility. Join Kate for six weeks of magic — time to breathe, flow, and commit to being on your mat. Beginner friendly, but ideal for yogis with some vinyasa experience.

Class size is limited to 15 participants.
All payments and registration fees are nonrefundable.

Kate is an RYT 200 yoga teacher trained specifically in vinyasa style (flow-based) yoga and mindfulness techniques. For her, yoga is all about learning how to show up, connect, and move from a place of alignment with your deepest, truest YOU.

Date and Time
Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$59

Contact
Kate Block

January 19

Awaken: A day of body, mind, spirit exploration

 

Move into 2019 with greater openness to an awakened life. Grant yourself space and time for reflection, self-discovery and an opportunity to encounter new ideas for yourself, your relationships, and your life.

This one-day event features classes led by Wellness Collective members to help you awaken your body and spirit to the new year and the new possibilities that await you.

Come for one class or stay for the entire day to:
*boost your immune system
*balance your energy
*build healthier relationships
*bring forth body awareness

 
Boost your Immune System with Kundalini Yoga
9:00-10:30
Try out kundalini yoga and learn how to use this practice to fight off disease at it’s very beginning by triggering your own healing capacity. Warm up with the immune system booster pranayama (breathing exercise) followed by the disease resistance kriya. You will also experience a deep gong relaxation. Beginners and more advanced students are all welcome. Chair modifications available if requested. Dress in comfortable clothes, bring water or tea, your yoga mat, meditation cushion and blanket if you have one.
 
The Psychology of Chakras
10:30-12:00
Are you not living the life that you know your soul longs to live? Do you desire to find peace and harmony in your life? Do you feel sluggish and out of energy most of the time? If you answered yes to any of these, then learning about your unique energy system (known as the chakra system) and what to do to bring it back into balance can change your life.
 
In this 90 minute class you will learn about the different developmental stages of each chakra, which childhood issues can cause imbalance in your chakra system and the long term effects those issues can have on your energy system. You will also learn how to identify when your chakras are out of balance. This class will conclude with guided meditation and chanting to restore and bring balance back to your energy system.
 
Lunch/Open Q&A*
12:00-1:30
 
Cosmic Awareness for Couples: Learn how the placement of key planets in your astrological birth chart influence what you bring to your relationships
1:30-3:00
Explore the ancient underpinnings of astrology with a focus on which planets & signs exert the strongest influence on relationships! Learn how to create a birth chart for yourself and we will lead you in a discussion of how these influences show up in your love life. From the perspective of evolutionary astrology (meaning we are not predicting or forecasting), we will be seeking the highest expression of the planets and signs most relevant to understanding how you both approach relationships.
 
Mindful Movement: A Playful Exploration in Self-Expression
3:00-4:30
Before we learned to communicate with spoken language, we explored and responded to the world with movement. Even when we’re sitting perfectly still, our bodies are abuzz with movement, for the pumping of our heart and the breathing of our lungs, to the complex metabolization of food into energy and waste. The neurons in our brains process signals at a constant and high-speed rate, and our muscles contract and relax to serve our desires, activities, and both our voluntary and involuntary tasks. Movement is one of our most primary ways of knowing.
 
But might we gain fresh insights into our being by exploring movement for the purpose of listening to the body’s messages? While our bodies move in physiological patterns, they also move in psychological patterns. When we begin to pay attention to the subtle somatic movements, we can gain a deeper understanding of our mind-workings.
 
This workshop offers a playful exploration in conscious movement, raising to our awareness many of the micro-movements that we often give little attention to. Participants will be led through various mindful processes to notice the message our bodies hold and explore what they might mean for us.
 
*From 12:00-1:30 join us for light snacks and an open question & answer time with Wellness Collective members. Mingle with our members to learn more about what treatments and tools are offered here at Wellness Collective GR.  (FREE to all; no registration necessary for this lunchtime open house)
 
Attend classes individually or come for the entire day.
Cost: $10/class; $30/full-day

Date and Time
Saturday, January 19
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$10/class
$30/full day

Contact
Erica McLaughlin

February 9

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Yoga: The Physiology of Resilience

No one is immune from the impact of trauma. Becoming trauma-informed means recognizing your own experiences with trauma and that of people in your community. In this comprehensive training, investigate how teaching and being with a trauma-informed lens can accommodate and address the physical, mental, and spiritual impacts that survivors of trauma may navigate.

The instructor draws from a combination of direct experience, professional work, and academic research, enabling her to attest to both the potential vulnerabilities and the inherent resilience within all. You will explore befriending your body, breath, sensation, and the present moment experience to facilitate healing.

Raechel Morrow BSW, HHP, TTSY, E-RYT is an advocate for empowerment and embodiment. Her background is in social work, holistic healthcare, and therapeutic yoga. She is a graduate of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapies and is currently working as a yoga therapist moving clients away from the narrative and into direct experience within their body.

Date and Time
Saturday, February 9
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$140

Contact
Raechel Morrow