Classes & Workshops
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-222-9857.
Date and Time
Saturdays, December 8 – December 22
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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.
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
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.
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.