Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Reiki

Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Reiki

Reiki & Your Energy Body with Meredith Jensen

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Your energy body is a reflection of your physical and emotional self. It may not be readily visible but it is as powerful and relevant as the physical body! Just like we take care of our physical body we can tune into and care of our energy body by including it in our daily regimen of self-care and hygiene. Join us and learn about Reiki, the energy body and healing tool. Did you know we can use Reiki to manage blood sugar levels, lower anxiety and work through emotional and physical pain? No wonder doctors and hospitals have incorporated Reiki into their patient care! Even if you are not a Reiki practitioner, you can still use it in your life! Reiki is a dynamic and empowering tool for self use and to share the loving energy of with your child and loved ones.

In this workshop you will learn about the ubiquitous vitality-giving, energy of life that is Reiki and get a chance to experience how energy works. Learn how Reiki activates healing on all 4 planes of existence – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Let Reiki take you on a journey of personal empowerment. Join us and discover how Reiki, especially when paired with visualization, can transform your life and enhance opportunities for better health, harmony and abundance in your life.

Cost: $30

With a Master of Science in Psychology, Meredith’s previous research work in the Bio-Psychological Sciences centered on how addiction behavior was characterized by genes and environment and how those features manifested through stress and anxiety-related behavior. As an advanced Reiki practitioner, Meredith explores the science of how energetic substances like crystals, aromatics, one’s thoughts, reiki and other modalities interact with the energy body of living things in a cumulative, energy-bearing manifestation of good physical and mental well-being or dis-ease and illness. While these topics seem mystical Meredith believes there is an undeveloped science worthy of study. Meredith is a wife and mother devoting much of her time to the study and practice of several different energy healing modalities. The purpose of her work is to raise awareness of these healing energies and provide healing services to the open-hearted ones that seek them out.
Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Reiki

Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Yin Yoga and Acupuncture

Yin Yoga and Acupuncture: Late Summer and the Earth Element with Machelle Lee and Samantha Francis

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Yin Yoga instructor Machelle Lee and Acupuncturist Samantha Francis (Five Dances Wellness) blend their experience to offer a mid-summer workshop exploring the elements of earth from the Five-Element tradition of Chinese Medicine as a way of preparing oneself for the shift from summer towards autumn.

Machelle will lead participants through a full Yin Yoga session stimulating the acupressure lines within connective tissues that support the  stomach/spleen organs and meridian channels. Following the practice, Samantha will provide a meditative acupuncture session in the ear points to assist in balancing the subtle current within. Weaved throughout the experience, Machelle and Samantha will discuss the physical functions of these organs as well as present the holistic gifts that are associated with the psycho-spiritual energy of the earth element.

No prior experience with yoga is necessary to benefit from this workshop.

Cost: $43

Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Christ Focused Yoga

Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Christ Focused Yoga

Christ Focused Yoga: Root Down to Rise Up with Jodi Steagall House

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Christ focused Yoga is an experiential worship created to lead students through a sacred and safe God-focused practice to deepen and enhance our connection to Christ through movement, breath and prayer.

Root Down to Rise Up is a beginners class to set the foundation for building confidence in a healthy and healing yoga practice.  Students are encouraged to develop their awareness by connecting breath, with gentle exercises, while noticing thoughts and feelings as they arise in the physical practice. Weaved throughout the class will be Christ centered themes and scripture that can aid participants in connecting with their bodies and mind in a prayerful manner. It is in this inner stillness that one can sweetly experience the presence of God and the movement of the Holy Spirit within the heart and mind. The restorative aspect of the practice introduces gently held floor poses that can induce a meditative and prayerful calm renewing the physical body in His presence.

Gain skills. Gain confidence. This class is appropriate for all healthy and healing beginners.

Living whole-heartedly as the beloved daughter of God, Jodi is a teacher who embodies biblical aspects of teaching.  Jodi infuses her bodies of work with a fullness, and a passion for life through Christ on and off the mat. Her instruments of instruction are detailed and clear, woven through a progression of imagery, and biblical truth.  She encourages the practitioner to open their human heart to God and release stuck patterns that no longer serve.  A cancer survivor through an allogenic stem cell transplant Jodi views each and every day as a gift from God. She is described as ‘confidently vulnerable work in progress’ As a result, she inspires positive change in the lives of others. Off the mat, she loves to Peer volunteer with Be the Match, DIY projects turning old things to a new life, hiking, and being outdoors in the sunshine. Jodi lives in Middletown Md. on a family farm surrounded by natures sights, sounds, and smells!

Cost: $18

Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Fascia Release for Lower Back and Hips

Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Fascia Release for Lower Back and Hips

Fascia Release for Lower Back and Hips with Tricia Kull

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Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. When it’s healthy, fascia allows your muscles to slide and glide as you move. However, when fascia gets tight and stuck, it can restrict your movement. Restricted movement can also be the result of holding tension in your body. We all hold tension and gripping in our bodies due to the habitual ways that we sit, stand, and move around in the world with limited awareness. Often we overwork some muscle groups and underwork others creating imbalance.

In this workshop, you will learn how to release the layers of fascia in your lower back and hips using special tools, stretches, and yoga poses. You will also practice ways to move that are healthy, safe and supportive.  The goal of this workshop is to release fascial “stuckness,” decrease tension, and increase mindful movement.

All levels are welcome.  No previous yoga experience required.

Cost: $35

Tricia is a graduate of Willow Street and Body Balance Yoga teacher training programs (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) and is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). Tricia’s classes focus on dissolving tension in the body, creating optimal alignment, and connecting with the breath. She clearly articulates alignment instructions based on her knowledge of anatomy and exploration in her own practice. Tricia is so grateful to be able to share the many benefits of yoga with her students.
Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Introduction to Reading the Tarot

Roots & River Yoga Workshop | Introduction to Reading the Tarot

Self Discovery Through Story – An Introduction to Reading the Tarot with Julie Skaarup and Catie Peiper

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Archetypes are all around us: sun and moon, inner child, young lovers, tricksters, sages/mentors, wise old women and men and many more. These recognizable characters are most often seen in myths and stories that explain simple but profound truths about what it is to be human. The tarot is like an unbound book– cards decorated with archetypes that are free to move around and rearrange themselves to tell a different story every time. Since the subconscious speaks in myths, dreams, and symbols, tarot is one of the most elegant ways in which that deep part of our selves can speak to us and make itself known.

Join us for a fun and playful afternoon to learn a little bit of the language of tarot– you’ll leave with the skills to do brief readings for yourself when you are in need of clarity or simply want to journey within. Bring a journal and your imagination! You will not need yoga clothes or mats for this workshop.

Cost $45