Classes & Workshops
January 15 – March 28
The Ten Human Bodies: 10 Week Kundalini Yoga Series
According to yogic wisdom, humans have not one but ten “bodies”: the physical body, three mental bodies (negative, positive and neutral) and six energy bodies (soul body, Arcline, Aura, Pranic body, Subtle body and Radiant body). All of these different layers of your being can be experienced and worked on through yoga and meditation.
“If you understand that you are ten bodies and you are aware of those ten bodies and you keep them in balance, then the whole universe will be in balance with you.”
Join Kundalini Yoga GR for this 10 week kundalini yoga series that will teach you from this ancient wisdom and give you tools to keep your ten bodies in balance. Each week will focus on one body, featuring a specific kriya followed by a meditation related to that specific body.
Jan 15 – 17: The Soul
Jan 22 – 24: The Negative Mind
Jan 29 – 31: The Positive Mind
Feb 5 – 7: The Neutral Mind
Feb 12 – 14: The Physical Body
Feb 19 – 21: NO CLASSES
Feb 26 – 28: The Arcline
March 5 – 7: The Aura
March 12 -14: The Pranic Body
March 19 – 21: The Subtle Body
March 26 -28: The Radiant Body
Tuesday/Thursday classes are from 9:30 – 11:00am
Wednesdays classes are from 5:15 – 6:45am
Drop-ins are welcome. There will be 3 classes offered every week. Drop in for $15/class or purchase a 6-class punch card for $75.
If you want to stick to the same day each week, buy the whole 10-week series for $100.
All levels are welcome. For health concerns or questions, email Kundalini Yoga GR in advance.
Bring your yoga mat, a blanket and water.
March 4 – 25
Reiki Share is open to those who know Reiki and would like to practice on others. It is also open to those who don’t know Reiki, but would like to observe and receive a free mini Reiki treatment. Everyone who registers will have the chance to receive a free mini-treatment by as many people there who know Reiki. Two hours will be available for all who attend to be served.
Jeanne is a Reiki Master Practitioner. She is the owner and founder of The Sacred Soul Reiki Practice, located in The Wellness Collective building.
Date and Time
Mondays, March 4-25
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Keto 101 Workshop
Learn the amazing health benefits of a holistic ketogenic lifestyle! Taste whole, real foods that are Keto-friendly and begin your path to better health!
This workshop will cover the benefits of eating Keto. Most people who eat this way find increased energy levels, more mental clarity and focus, better sleep, and that many of their aches and pains decrease or go away completely, and even lose weight while they’re at it! Health problems may also be improved through eating ketogenically including diabetes and other metabolic syndromes, high blood pressure and other inflammatory-based illnesses. The best part about eating a ketogenic diet is that there is quite a bit of variety that is available to you and it isn’t as restricted as many claim it to be. There are so many options (for vegetarians and vegans as well) that will be explored (and tasted) during this time.
Traci Joseph is a Keto Lifestyle Coach whose mission is to help women take their bodies back! As a woman of a “certain age” she understands the health concerns that are weighing on our minds. Which is why she is passionate about helping women find health, wellness and energy through food and a personalized ketogenic lifestyle.
Kimberly Gill’s Art Show Opening,
Wine and Chocolate Night
Join us in welcoming artist Kimberly Gill to the Wellness Collective Studio. Kimberly’s social justice portraits were featured at Fountain Street Church during ArtPrize. Her piece “Still Silent, Still Missing,” referring to the 276 female students kidnapped from their school in Nigeria by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, grabbed attention.
As an independent fine artist, Kimberly’s passion is painting portraits. Her work typically has a social justice orientation and emphasizes women and children in developing countries. In her own words Kimberly explains what inspired her work, “My lifelong interest in the arts became intensified following the loss of my older son in 1999. After completing a simple exercise of intuitive drawing with charcoal, I discovered the healing power of art. The experience sparked something deep inside me spiritually and my journey to become an artist began. I’m incredibly grateful for all the talented mentors, teachers and friends in my life who have helped me develop and grow as an artist. My portrait work is about promoting education for girls around the world and about empowering women who live on less than $2 a day, those who are often degraded, marginalized and dehumanized because of their economic circumstances. I support non-profit organizations that encourage and fund education for girls (Malala.org and centralasiainstitute.org) and one that inspires wellness, education and economic opportunities for women (SowHope.org.) I’m honored to serve as a board member for this amazing organization. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of my portrait work is donated to these two wonderful organizations.”
Please mark your calendars for this free community event. Come solo or with friends and family to enjoy the art, meet the artist and enjoy an evening of wine and chocolate.
Date and Time
Thursday, March 21
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1324 Lake Drive SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Fine-Tuning Relationships with The Five Personality Patterns
In relationships there often comes a certain point where we feel stressed, uncertain and vulnerable. When we feel these things we tend to behave in unconscious ways that make us feel safer, but may have destructive influences on the people around us and the relationship itself.
These unconscious ways become energetic patterns and relationship dynamics that can negatively impact the relationship. Your instructors, Leah Grace and Karen Robertson, have extensive training in these energetic patterns and relationship dynamics. In this workshop they will lead couples in a day-long exploration of five behavioral and energetic patterns that exist within ourselves and our significant others. In this workshop you will learn how to identify your own pattern, identify your partner’s pattern and receive tools to improve your ability to relate to each other on a deeper and more influential level.
Bonus Gift: Each ticket includes an integration session with Karen and two tickets to a trauma release breathwork ceremony with Leah!
There will be a 90-minute break for lunch. You may bring a lunch or dine at a local restaurant.
Leah Grace, CMT, LELC, is a psycho-spiritual and somatic coach working primarily with individuals to master the relationship they have with themselves as a way to transform their ability to reach their potential in their careers, relationships and life.
Karen Robertson, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who draws as much on her professional training as her life experience in working with couples, teams and conflict. She has completed Gottman Method Level II and is a recognized mediator in the state of Michigan.
Insightful Action: Vision Book Workshop
Most people know what a vision board is, but have you heard of a vision book?
Come join Jill Johnson, owner of Jillian J Coaching & Yoga, for this new 2 hour workshop where meditation, journaling, creativity and 2 important “Insightful Action” coaching tools will be combined to create a vision for your life.
What is Insightful Action? In short, it’s Jill’s coaching program that uses your own inner wisdom to create a life that you don’t need a vacation from.
Each participant will receive their own personal vision book and folder with handouts so you can continue practicing what you learn even after you leave the workshop. All you need to bring is an open mind and 5-10 magazines. Not just any magazines though. Pick out magazines or catalogs that make you feel excitement or joy just by looking at them; the rest will be supplied.
Seats are limited so save your space soon!
Jill Johnson is the owner of Jillian J Coaching & Yoga and creator of the Insightful Action program. She was certified as a Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach in 2015 and is also an RYT 500 yoga instructor. She blends yogic philosophy with life coaching skills for a more holistic approach to help people simplify and move forward in their lives.
The Trifecta- A night of Chakra Energy Healing + Yin Yoga + A Sound Bath Immersion
Join Sam Kalawart with The Healing Space & Jennifer with The Feral Yogi for a magical night of healing & renewal at The Wellness Collective. This 90min session will be a combination of gentle restorative yoga, guided meditation, energy healing & a sound bath immersion as mind, body & spirit are aligned.
A few reminders about this unique 90min Healing Session:
~Yin Yoga is a slow, gentle restorative type of yoga. You will be laying down for the majority of session in savasana.
~Bring your yoga mat along with a blanket, pillow, eye mask and anything else you would like to ensure you are nice and comfy. **We will be providing extras for those in need**
~Aromatherapy and hands on healing touch will be provided to everyone during the guided meditation so if there are certain scents you are sensitive to please let Sam know ahead of time.
Sam Kalawart is a Breathwork Mediation Facilitator with The Healing Spaece She uses her expertise in Breathwork Healing, Energy Therapy & Nutritional Cleansing to bring you to a state of total BODY PEACE both inside and out. This is a done through a transformative 60min or 90min 1:1 session in her East Town office or in a group setting at studios through out Grand Rapids.
Breathe: An Evening of Gentle Yoga and Writing
Just as yoga opens our hearts and encourages us to experience our bodies in the present moment, writing opens us to experience our stories – whether from memory or imagination – more fully. This two-hour workshop integrates the practices of yoga and writing, allowing each participant the opportunity to open the heart, mind, and spirit. During the workshop, participants will move their bodies through gentle yoga postures, still their minds in meditation, and let go of the inner critic in a safe and supportive writing circle.
As we begin to inhabit our bodies more peacefully through yoga and meditation, the creative spirit unfolds. When we write from this centered space, we write with greater ease. And just as we allow our writing to emerge without judgement, we can also begin to accept each yoga posture as it is.
The yoga: A gentle, meditative practice that focuses on breathwork and finding inner stillness will be led; even participants with no yoga experience will find the practice accessible. The writing: Writing is prompt-driven and based on the belief that everyone who writes is a writer. No ‘homework’ is required off the mat. The stillness generated by yoga allows space for your story to emerge.
No previous yoga or writing experience is required. Space is limited to 12 participants, so please register early. Bring your yoga mat and whatever you like to write with. Additional paper and pens will be available, as well as a few yoga mats.
Led by Kathy Julien and Laurie Larson. Kathy has experienced the healing and transformative effects of yoga in her own life. Kathy’s desire as she leads gentle, meditative yoga sessions is to help students come home to themselves, one breath at a time. Kathy offers her students a mindful practice encouraging mind, body and spirit connection.
Laurie Larson has had a lifelong love affair with words as a teacher, blogger, bookseller, and writing workshop facilitator. She was trained in the Amherst Writers & Artists method in 2017 and wholeheartedly believes that “a word after a word after a word is power”. Amherst Writers & Artists is a writing organization that supports practiced and emerging voices through a proven method and is founded on the belief that everyone is a writer.
April 14 – May 5
Claiming Your Original Goodness
How connected to your own in-the-image-of-God-likeness are you? When did you last consciously connect to your goodness? Sacred living can only flow from sacred being. The art and practice of sacred living is connecting to this life within, so that you can trust it, see it and bless it in the rest of creation!
This four-part series engages the three essential theological virtues that are a participation in the very life of God, given freely to humans at conception: Open Mind (Faith), Open Heart (Love), and Open Will (Hope). The practice of cultivating an ongoing conscious connection to Original Goodness can be deeply transformative.
The opening session of this series will offer an overview and visual guide for understanding and accessing Open Mind, Open Heart and Open Will. This session is FREE, but you must register to attend.
Sessions 2-4 will explore Open Mind, Open Heart, and Open Will in greater depth. You’ll learn the primary enemies and illusions blocking your access to these centers of knowing as well as receive practices specifically designed to cultivate greater awareness and openness in each of these three centers.
For those seeking deeper integration, who are not current clients (within the last year), you have the option to add on 2 private 60-minute integration sessions.
Discovering Your Divine Colors
Your Divine Colors are a gift from Spirit that help you navigate your life’s journey. Each person is blessed with a Soul and a Life Path Color. Using a visualization and meditation technique this workshop will help you discover you own Divine Colors.
1. Your Soul Color is your purpose for being and the reason you are on this earth.
2. Your Life Path Color helps you develop that purpose.
3. Together your Divine Colors align and support you in your life’s journey.
Color is a fun and powerful tool. You will learn what personal colors are and what these colors communicate to you and about you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Julietta Brothers, a certified color practitioner that has studied and taught the science and application of color for over 25 years. The Message of Color will teach you how color can influence your life and align with your personal essence.
April 27 – 28
Join top body-based practitioners in Grand Rapids for an immersive weekend into your fullest self. The Somatic Symposium was birthed out of the need to reconnect with our felt sense, to liberate our bodies and elevate our minds. We believe this is only done through F U L L embodiment. When we inhabit our first home, our body, we eliminate suffering created by our mind.
This weekend builds from the idea that conscious attention to the body, not just through exercise, will dismantle tension and repay handsomely on all levels of being. Somatic Symposium’s mission is to contribute to humanity’s radical freedom through increasing access and knowledge of body based practices.
We believe MORE movement of the body, MORE stillness of the mind.
Throwing of the Bones Ceremony
Throwing of the Bones Ceremony in the ways of Ka Ta See is an ancient divination ceremony and healing art. Join JoAnne Dodgson for this powerful healing ceremony to receive guidance for your life and the changing times on the earth. The doctoring and guidance from the spirits will begin before we meet and continue to touch your life after you receive the ceremony.
“I feel a dynamic, living force in this tradition. The bones speak through you powerfully and you carry this lineage with such grace and beauty.” – M.J.
I feel I received an indescribable healing.” -J.H.
No registration necessary. $25 at the door.
JoAnne Dodgson is a healer, teacher and ceremonial guide in the ways of Ka Ta See, a lineage from the Eastern Andes. She has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Holistic Health. She lives in the enchanted desert mesas of New Mexico.