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April 14 – May 30

Owner’s Manual to the Human Body, 6-week Kundalini Yoga Series

 

It is said that in ancient China people would pay their healers to stay healthy and stop paying them when they became sick until their doctor would get them healthy again. This idea of focusing on prevention rather than repair is a key part of this Kundalini yoga series.

The ancient kundalini yogis had to rely on staying healthy long ago when there was no Western medicine to save them; they developed a highly potent yoga series called kriyas to keep their body systems healthy, tuned up, alive and in balance with the rest of the body.

What if you could learn these tools, build your Kundalini yoga health toolbox and start a home practice based on your needs? Join Susanne Werblow for this 6-week series exploring yogic tools (kriyas and meditations) and also lifestyle tips to keep different body systems healthy.

This series will be offered in two parts, program A and B.

Program A:
Week of April 15: Musculoskeletal System
Week of April 22: Circulatory System
Week of April 29: No class 
Week of May 6: Respiratory System
Week of May 13: Immune System
Week of May 20: Nervous System
Week of May 28: Endocrine System

Program B will be offered later in the year with a focus on the Digestive System, the Urinary system and the Reproductive System.

Each week 4 identical classes will be offered focusing on the system of the week. Pick the day/time that works for you for the entire series, but know that other options are available if you need to miss a week.

In order for you to take the teachings home, Susanne has created a closed facebook group that will grant you access to the resources to practice on your own after having attended the class.

This series is good for beginner and advanced students alike. Chair modifications are available. Please bring your personal yoga mat, blanket, meditation cushion and water bottle. Wear comfortable clothes and a head cover.

Led by WCGR member Susanne Werblow of Kundalini Yoga GR.

Date and Time
Tues – Thurs, April 16 – May 30
Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm 
Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:45 am
Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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

Cost
$75 (6-week series)

Contact
Susanne Werblow

June 4 – 27

Owner’s Manual for the Human Body
(Program B)

 

This is program B of the Owner’s Manual of the Human Body.

It is said that in ancient China people would pay their healers to stay healthy and stop paying them when they became sick until their doctor would get them healthy again. This idea of focusing on prevention rather than repair is a key part of this Kundalini yoga series.

The ancient kundalini yogis had to rely on staying healthy long ago when there was no Western medicine to save them; they developed a highly potent yoga series called kriyas to keep their body systems healthy, tuned up, alive and in balance with the rest of the body.

What if you could learn these tools, build your Kundalini yoga health toolbox and start a home practice based on your needs? Join Susanne Werblow for this 3-week series exploring yogic tools (kriyas and meditations) and also lifestyle tips to keep different body systems healthy.

Program B of the Owner’s Manual of the Human Body is focused on:
Week of June 4: Digestive System
Week of June 18: Urinary System
Week of June 25: Reproductive System
(No classes week of June 11)

Each week 4 identical classes will be offered focusing on the system of the week. Pick the day/time that works for you for the entire series, but know that other options are available if you need to miss a week. (Contact Susanne about an alternate class date for the first Tuesday evening class option.)

In order for you to take the teachings home, Susanne has created a closed facebook group that will grant you access to the resources to practice on your own after having attended the class.

Finally, as an option (extra fee) you may book a private class with Susanne to work with you on a specific 40-day program, tailored to your needs, during or after the series.

This series is good for beginner and advanced students alike. Chair modifications are available. Please bring your personal yoga mat, blanket, meditation cushion and water bottle. Wear comfortable clothes and a head cover.

Cost for the three-week series is $40. Please book the whole series by contacting Susanne directly so that your spot is reserved. You may pay at the door. Students may also use their six-class punch card, but need to reserve their spot. (Cost for the optional private class $90 for 1h30 minutes.)

Led by WCGR member Susanne Werblow of Kundalini Yoga GR.

Date and Time
Tues – Thurs, June 4 – 27
Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:45 am
Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00 am

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

Cost
$40/series

Contact
Susanne Werblow

June 7 – 28

New Brain New You – Day Series

 

Everything we do starts with our brains. It is the CONSTANT in all that we do. Thinking, reasoning, memory, fitness, career, relationships, health, and emotional intelligence. It is impossible to find a single human activity or pursuit that doesn’t originate or at least involve our brains. Yet, so often we take this absolutely critical and necessary component out of the equation.

The truth is our brains are not static. Our brains can be altered. Strengthened. Nourished. Even healed. The results of improving and nourishing our brains are absolutely transformative. Your brain controls everything you and your body does. Improving your brain means improving your life.

This four-part series will give you knowledge of your most important muscle. You will discuss overall brain health, brain growers and shrinkers, what specific things to do to grow a better brain as well as practice and application in each class.

If you want a better brain, this is the place to start!

Led by WCGR member Julie Otte. Julie is an emotional release therapist at The Alignment Principle. Julie’s works to help people connect better to themselves, their families and their community – finding their best self.

Date and Time
Fridays, June 7 – 28
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Cost
$25/class
$79/series

Contact
Julie Otte

June 8

Mindfully Wild

 

Are you looking for mindfulness practices that extend beyond sitting meditation?

Join Caitlin Climes for a workshop designed to explore our connection to the elements – water, air, earth, and fire. You’ll learn grounding practices to implement in your daily life as well as discuss our relationship to the natural world on a global scale.

To register, email Caitlin.

Caitlin Climes is a designer of experiences. As a summer camp counselor, travel guide in Southeast Asia and backpacking trip leader, she has cultivated a love of nature and the grounds it gives for transformative experiences for groups and individuals.

Date and Time
Saturday, June 8
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Cost
$10

Contact
Caitlin Climes

June 10

New Brain New You!

 

Everything we do starts with our brains. It is the CONSTANT in all that we do. Thinking, reasoning, memory, fitness, career, relationships, health, and emotional intelligence. It is impossible to find a single human activity or pursuit that doesn’t originate or at least involve our brains. Yet, so often we take this absolutely critical and necessary component out of the equation.

The truth is our brains are not static. Our brains can be altered. Strengthened. Nourished. Even healed. The results of improving and nourishing our brains are absolutely transformative. Your brain controls everything you and your body does. Improving your brain means improving your life.

This four-part series will give you knowledge of your most important muscle. You will discuss overall brain health, brain growers and shrinkers, what specific things to do to grow a better brain as well as practice and application in each class.

If you want a better brain, this is the place to start!

Led by WCGR member Julie Otte. Julie is an emotional release therapist at The Alignment Principle. Julie’s works to help people connect better to themselves, their families and their community – finding their best self.

Date and Time
Monday, June 10
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Cost
$29

Contact
Julie Otte

June 13 – 20

Own Your Truth, Unlock Your Power

 

We experience the world through four pathways: thoughts, emotions, the body, and gut instinct. These are the four intelligence centers through which we engage with life. Jill of Jillian J Coaching and Lauren from HOLOS Coaching & Consulting have combined their 12+ years of experience to go beyond lecture and immerse you in an embodied experience of growth and transformation.

In this 2-part workshop, Jill and Lauren bridge their passion and expertise of yoga, energy work, and personal development to help you own your truth and unlock your power. Through a combination of contemplative journaling, meditative practices and experiential exercises, you will explore how your mind, heart, body, and intuition connect.

This workshop will help you develop insight and self-trust by teaching you skills that unpack beliefs and feelings that hold you back from moving forward with wholeness.

Led by WCGR members Lauren Zulli and Jill Johnson. Lauren is a Certified Professional Coach and Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She works with her clients to integrate personal sustainability, mindfulness and whole-being embodiment so they can live and lead authentically and powerfully. Jill is certified as a Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach as well as an RYT 500 yoga instructor. She is continuously learning new ways to help clients with the issues that hold them back from trusting themselves and thriving.

Date and Time
Thursdays, June 13, 20
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Cost
$40 (until June 6)
$50 (after June 6)

Contact
Jill Johnson
Lauren Zulli

June 24 & July 8

Breathwork Ceremony – Freeing Your Authentic Self

 

Underneath your conscious & unconscious patterns hides your true authentic self. Gone are the days that you need to strive to become something you are not. Accept yourself as you are, and know that who you desire to be is already within.

Breathwork is a healing modality that is used to access non-ordinary states of consciousness to change our perceptions, release traumas & dissolve compulsive patterns. As a result people experience deep emotional, physical, and energetic healing.

During a Breathwork Healing Ceremony, you will be held in a sacred space as you use the breath to open your energy centers, move through areas that feel “stuck” or “blocked”, connect to spiritual guidance and your innermost Self, raise your vibration, and expand your awareness.

This ceremony will gather a conscious community of spiritual warriors to shed the skins that no longer serve them and clear the path to live in Divine potential.

TO PREPARE PLEASE:
– bring soft mat, blanket, pillow(s), water bottle, journal or sketchpad. We do have some yoga mats and blankets available.
– arrive early enough to get yourself set up
– dress in comfortable clothing
– eat only light food for the previous few hours
– have an open mind and an open heart

Please note that everything shared during the sessions and sharing circle is confidential. No photos are to be taken without participants’ consent.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
pregnant, severe asthma, severe heart disease, unmedicated high blood pressure, mental illness, epilepsy/history of seizures, acute physical injuries, severe diabetes

***Join the meetup group to get your tickets***
*****www.meetup.com/leahgrace*****

RSVPs: As space is limited, please, if you need to cancel, update your RSVP ASAP (not at the last minute) in case there are is a waitlist. There are often cancellations a few days in advance so do sign up for the waitlist if the meetup is full; waitlisted members are added as spots fill up.

Led by WCGR co-founders Leah Grace and Micah McLaughlin.

Date and Time
Mondays, June 24 & July 8
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Cost
$35

Contact
Leah Grace

June 28

Conscious Breathwork Journey with Cacao

 

This specific technique called circular-connected breathing is a tool we all have within us to heal on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. By breathing in a large amount of Pranic energy, blockages and traumas on all levels can naturally release, healing issues at the root cause. It activates the pineal gland to help you journey into expanded states of consciousness. Unlike methods such as psychotherapy, figuring out the root cause is not necessary.

This experience will include the plant medicine of ceremonial grade cacao before the breath journey. This medicine assists in opening the heart and releasing “bliss chemicals” in the brain.
Experience major transformations in just one session!

No experience required. Please bring a mat, blanket, and pillow as you will be lying down for around one hour.

Lindsay Balgooyen used this powerful breathing technique to heal her chronic migraines of 22 years. She loves traveling the world spreading this simple yet powerful technique.

Date and Time
Friday, June 28
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Cost
$40

Contact
Lindsay Balyoogen

October 10 – May 17

Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Certification

 

There is a group of practitioners craving deeper and sustainable change in their lives and in the world. There’s a longing to provide tools to guide people toward connecting to their own natural state of being, helping them to live from all facets of wholeness after trauma and limiting beliefs.

The educators of GRHY invite you to join the 300 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification.
Applications are being accepted at this time.

***** Radically expand your yoga practice and teaching by facing limiting beliefs and unknown barriers to reconnecting to your Self; barriers which keep you feeling small and not showing up in your life.

***** Learn tools to support others in their ability to open the window of tolerance and move toward pain and fear.

***** Learn to be a sovereign facilitator, gaining skills in reading energy in yourself, how to stay centered while interacting with another, shadow monitoring, and mirroring.

****Stand out in a crowded yoga marketplace by integrating mental and emotional health skills and dialogue.

****Specialize in the embodiment necessary to facilitate a present moment experience over and prescription.

Led by members of Grand Rapids Healing Yoga.

Date and Time
October 4 – May 17
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location
Contact Raechel

Cost
$2900

Contact
Raechel Morrow

November 9

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.

Date and Time
Saturday, November 9
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Cost
$25

Contact
JoAnne Dodgson