Classes & Workshops

View upcoming classes, workshops and events held in our studio rental space.

 

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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

October 29- December 12

Fall Transitions with Kundalini Yoga 
6 weeks series

 

We’ll start the series with a slowing down routine, learning how to tap and self massage to increase energy flow as you relax. This is a beautiful practice to start a home routine. The second week, we will do a gentle cleansing, using yoga to make the pores breathe and enhance circulation. The following week will be dedicated to a full body detox. The 4th week will teach you how to use yoga to support your liver. We will then focus on boosting your immune system and finally, shortly before the holidays we will end the series with a class on centering and grounding. Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of the fall transition. Every class will start with a specific warm up (physical or pranayama), followed by the main kriya, a deep gong relaxation and when there is time, conclude with a meditation. As usual, I will create a closed facebook group for students where I will share the teachings to encourage everybody to start some kind of home practice.

This 6 weeks series will start the week of October 29th.

There will be 3 (same) classes every week :
Tuesdays 9:30-11 AM : Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, No class during Thanksgiving, Dec 3 and Dec 10.
Wednesdays 5:15-6:45 AM : Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, No class during Thanksgiving, Dec 4 and Dec 11.
Thursdays 9:30-11AM : Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, No class during Thanksgiving, Dec 5 and Dec 12.

Please pick your day and time, either the Tuesday Series, the Wednesday Series or the Thursday Series. If room is available, you may switch to another day when you cannot make your usual day.

Please sign up on Eventbrite or with me. You may pre-pay for the whole series and have a reserved spot ($75), or if you are a regular student, you can use your 6 class punch card ($75). But please let me know if you are joining, so that I can manage space. All levels welcome, as well as everybody, all ages, all body shapes, all genders, all ethnicities. Chair modification will be available for those of you that are not comfortable on the floor.

Susanne Werblow is a Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Founder of Kundalini Yoga GR

 

Date and Time
Tuesdays: 9:30-11:00 am
Wednesdays: 5:15-6:45 am
Thursdays: 9:30-11:00 am

Location
1324 Lake Drive Suite 4

Cost
$75

Contact
Susanne Werblow

October 30 – December 11

7 Keys to Freedom – 7 week Chakradance Course

 

The chakra system governs your subtle body energy which regulates how you interact and flow through life. If your chakras are closed or moving slowly day to day living can be a real struggle. Participating in this 7 week course will help you to shift old stagnate energy; replenishing you and giving you back freedom in your body, mind and soul.

This autumn is the perfect season to give yourself the gift of self-care and prepare you for the winter months ahead. As you dive in and explore your inner chakra world, and release blocked energy, you will experience energetic shifts that will lead you to reconnect to your authentic blissful self.

During the 7 Keys to Freedom, you will explore in detail, each of the 7 Chakras and bring them back into balance by using guided meditation, freeform movement, ancient mandala art and eclectic music selected to resonate with and balance each specific chakra. There will also be time for reflection and group shares regarding your personal journey through the chakras. There is no choreographed dance movements and no dance experience is needed. This is a meditative movement course.

If you feel called to move back into a free flowing state, come and join an intimate group of individuals who are committed to finding peace and joy through deep inner transformational work. Space is limited to 10 participants.

A booklet with information about each chakra will be handed out and reviewed. Ways of working with the chakra system will also be explored so that you can continue your journey after the course is completed.

Week 1: The Dance of Mother Earth (Base Chakra – Oct 30)
Week 2: The Dance of Sensuality (Sacral Chakra – Nov 6)
Week 3: The Dance of Power (Solar Plexus Chakra – Nov 13)
Week 4: The Dance of Love (Heart Chakra -Nov 20)
Week 5: The Dance of Expression (Throat Chakra – Nov 27 )
Week 6: The Dance of Intuition (The Third Eye Chakra -Dec 4)
Week 7: Dance of the Soul (The Crown Chakra – Dec 11)

For more information regarding Chakradance™ please go to www.chakradance.com

Led by WCGR member, Andrea Sulak, MA LLP. Andrea has worked in the healing profession for 19 years. She is a holistic psycho-spiritual therapist who focuses on assisting individuals in the healing of traumatic experiences that impacts their life-force energy. She utilizes a combination of humanistic therapy techniques, ancient teachings of the chakras, subtle body energy work, guided meditation and Chakradance™ as ways to help individuals move back into alignment.

 

Date and Time
October 30 – December 11
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
Early bird pricing: $120 by October 2, 2019 
$140 after October 2, 2019
Payment plans available
https://www.paypal.me/sacredpathways

 

Contact
Andrea Sulak

Contact Andrea Sulak to register at;
Sacredpathways1@gmail.com or call 616-635-8281
Register

November 18

Healing Sound, Somatic Movement and Breathwork Ceremony

*This will be our last ceremony of the year, we hope you can make it!

Embodied breathwork reconnects us to our most authentic self while simultaneously dismantling our habitual survival patterns we relied on in childhood. When we release these outdated patterns of protection we free ourselves from underlying restrictions in our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual life. Breathwork supports the integration of our past traumas and also resets the nervous system, allowing us to experience a feeling of embodiment and well-being. Through harmonizing the nervous system, we start to experience our lives less colored by past traumas and survival strategies, and more rooted in the present moment.

In breathwork ceremonies, we utilize circular breathing to access non-ordinary states of consciousness in order to shift our perceptions, release traumas & dissolve compulsive patterns. You will be supported in a sacred space as you use your breath to expand your awareness, open your energy centers, move through areas that feel “stuck” or “blocked” and connect to your innermost self.

Join a community of people dedicated to creating a safe space for conscious healing, self-discovery, and transformation. We offer breathwork ceremonies, healing circles, workshops, and retreats all dedicated to offering direction, inspiration, and guidance on your healing journey.

For the session, please:

Bring a soft mat or yoga mat, blanket, pillow(s), and a water bottle.
Arrive at least 10 minutes early so you can settle in before the ceremony starts.
Bring a journal or sketchpad to reflect on your experience.
Dress in comfortable clothing.
Fast, or eat only light food a few hours before the ceremony.
Come with curiosity and openness as to what might unfold.

*Everything shared during the session and sharing circle is confidential.
No photos will be taken without participants’ consent.

RSVPs:
As space is limited, please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you need to cancel, as we often have a waitlist.
Cancellations will be refunded with a $5.00 processing fee if you canceled within 24 hours of the event date.
Please sign up for the waitlist by emailing Leah@couragetothrive.com and we will contact you with any cancellations that may occur.

Please note the contraindications:
Pregnancy, severe asthma, severe heart disease, unmedicated high blood pressure, mental illness, epilepsy/history of seizures, acute physical injuries, severe or unregulated diabetes.

*If you aren’t sure if breathwork is right for you, please reach out to us for a conversation.

*Space is limited. If you need to cancel, please contact us as soon as possible, as there is often a waiting list. Refunds will be issued with a $5.00 processing fee if you cancel within 24 hours of the event.

*Should our event be full, do not hesitate to sign up for our waiting list, as cancellations occasionally happen. Join the waitlist by emailing leah@couragetothrive.com.

Date and Time
November 18
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$45
Register here

 

Contact
Andrea Sulak

December 13 & 14

Create Your Own Chakra Journey Weekend Event

Come join us for a first of it’s kind event. The Wellness Collective is hosting two days dedicated to the Second Chakra. Come celebrate your creativity, playfulness and inner joy.  

Create your own Second Chakra Journey from 11 different activities and workshops offered Friday, December 13th (for everyone) and Saturday, December 14th (women only).
Pick and choose from the various options below. You may join us for one workshop or as many as like.  Please purchase your tickets for each event here. 
Between workshops, the Wellness Collective will offer spaces for sharing, journaling and relaxing.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th-  All Gender Orientations Welcome

Let’s Get Lippy, Talk by Sex Educator Elizabeth Wood, VulvaLove
6:00-7:30PM, $15
https://www.facebook.com/events/449571609010657/

Between Queen and Freak: Vulva Art Show by Gaiavox (Monica Vergara)
7:30-9:30PM, Free community event
No tickets needed. Just show up. Please be aware: explicit playful and healthy sexual content  stay away if you are not open to it.
https://www.facebook.com/events/695742687586616/

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th- For Women Only

Second Chakra Meditation and Reiki by Jeanne Gundersen,The Sacred Soul
8:00-9:00AM, $15
https://www.facebook.com/events/530113824422064/

Tantric Breath Ceremony to Awaken the Second Chakra, by Leah Grace,
9:30-10:30AM, $15
https://www.facebook.com/events/546789209460176/

Flow, flex and feel, Kundalini Yoga and Art Play, by Susanne Werblow, Kundalini Yoga GR and Katie Reitemeier,
11:00AM-12:00PM, $20
https://www.facebook.com/events/2461453054177305/

Second Chakra Community Meal by Stephanie Laidlaw,
12:30-1:30PM, $20
https://www.facebook.com/events/1675220729278108/

The Power of Rhythm, Women Drumming Workshop by Leah Ivory Drum and Dance,
2:30-3:30PM, $20
https://www.facebook.com/events/409654366409803/

Awakening the Sacral Chakra – Chakradance™ by Andrea Sulak,
4:00-5:00PM, $15
https://www.facebook.com/events/442824876363130/

Yoni Steam Ceremony by Megan Lendman and Becky Haderer, in two sessions with 6 women each, 
Ceremony 1 from 10:45-11:30am
Ceremony 2 from 2:30-3:15pm
$15
https://www.facebook.com/events/772583153177918/

Personalized Essential Oil Blends to Support Your Inner Journey, by Kelly Gest and Jennine Smith-Purcell
Scheduling: 20 minute time blocks from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-2:10pm, Saturday, December 14.
You may contact Jennine Smith-Purcell ahead of time to reserve your session or sign up the day of.
Contact Jennine Smith-Purcell by messenger or by text (616) 485-5618.
Cost: $20
https://www.facebook.com/events/945998792429101/

Henna workshop
Details to come.

 

Date and Time
December 13- 6:00pm -9:30pm 
December 14- 8:00am -6:00pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
Eventbrite Tickets

Contact
Susanne Werblow

January 10 -12, 2020

{In}spiration Breathwork Retreat; Reconnect to Your Authentic Self

Join Leah Grace and Micah McLaughlin for a weekend long embodied breathwork retreat near the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan. This incredible time will bring together a community of people dedicated to conscious healing, self-discovery, and internal transformation.

Breathwork ceremonies, somatic exercises, self reflection, laughter, and rest will be the foundation of your weekend. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Embodied breathwork encourages you to dismantle your habitual survival patterns you relied on in childhood. When you release these subconscious patterns of protection, you free yourself from underlying restrictions in your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual life. Breathwork supports the integration of your past traumas and resets the nervous system. This allows you to experience a feeling of embodiment and well-being. Through harmonizing the nervous system, you start to experience your life less colored by past traumas and survival strategies, and more rooted in the present moment.

In breathwork ceremonies, we utilize circular breathing to access non-ordinary states of consciousness in order to shift our perceptions, release traumas & dissolve compulsive patterns. You will be supported in a sacred space as you use your breath to expand your awareness, open your energy centers, move through areas that feel “stuck” or “blocked” and connect to your innermost self.

Need more information click here.  

Date and Time
January 10- 4:00pm through January 12- 2:00pm 

Location
Into the Woods Retreat Center
7178 Butternut Drive, West Olive, MI 49460

Cost
$489

Contact
Kaeleigh@continuumhealing.com

January 29- March 14

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 a new decade, make space for self-care, growth, and grounding. Cultivate balance, strength, and flexibility. Join us 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 is limited to 25. All payments nonrefundable. 

Kate is an RYT 200 yoga teacher, therapeutic bodywork practitioner, and licensed massage therapist. For Kate, yoga and therapeutic bodywork are 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.

 

Date and Time
January 29- March 4
Wednesdays 7:00- 8:00pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$69  
payment plan available upon request

Contact
Kate Block of Little Dipper Yoga and Therapeutic Bodywork 

March 14 &15, 2020

Yoga and Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Training

Stress and anxiety in adolescents have reached epidemic levels while a growing body of evidence suggests the practice of yoga and mindfulness can help provide tweens’ and teens’ the ability to cope with the stressors of their daily lives. Our inspiring, “transformative” training intensive provides tools and best practices for supporting youth between the developmental ages of 10-18 years (Grade 5 and up). Participants will learn about the science of the teenage brain and how mindful movement, breathing practices, community building games, “mat chats” and more, can support pre and adolescents in developing self-awareness, emotional resilience, healthy body image, positive thinking and compassion while providing them with skills and tools for lifelong well-being. Leave this training empowered to make a significant difference in the lives of tweens and teens! 

Class taught by Kathleen Belonga

For additional dates and locations, details and registration: https://childlightyoga.com/teen-yoga-training

Date and Time
March 14 & 15 
8:00am- 6:00 pm

Location
1324 Lake Drive Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cost
$425

Contact