Tending the Mind, Calming the Spirit
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Tending the Mind, Calming the Spirit

‘The mind is like a garden and must be cultivated or it will grow wild.’ - Zen Saying

In this two hour workshop you will be introduced to one of the deeper aims of the yogic path - the Witness Consciousness. This is sometimes referred to as ‘the higher self’ or ‘the big picture’. It is this place where an individual is able to experience life, from outside of a self-directed attention, to that which is greater than the self. This is from a place of non-judgement, non-manipulation and even one of non-reaction.

Learn to access this powerful tool by the application of drawing, writing, yogasana, pranayama and through the skills of contemplation and observation.

Please bring a journal.

Open to All.

with Daniel Hickman

$40 early bird before 8/1

$50 after 8/1

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 Intro to MELT workshop
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to MELT workshop

Come to a MELT Intro workshop and experience changes in how your body looks and feels. Learn simple self-treatments  you can do at home to remain active, healthy, and pain-free for life.

This all-levels workshop will used a specialized soft roller & small MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to stimulate the results of manual therapy. Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment enhance athletic performance and keep your whole body feeling great at any age. 

$45

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Core Strength with Daniel Hickman
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Core Strength with Daniel Hickman

Learn a deeper connection to core strength and:

•increase physical performance
•integrate movement patterns better
•sense the visceral layers of the belly
•implement abdominal breathing for calm
•become aware of the ‘gut-brain’ connection

The hara is the core that affects the human body both physically and energetically. Strength of this area does not necessarily mean physical, it actually can be more subtle and specific. Hara is a Japanese word that is defined as ‘belly,’ ‘center’ or ‘one-point.’ All movement - whether it is walking down the street, playing sports or even sweeping with a broom - is enhanced with the hara.

$40

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Sun Salute to Summer with Brenda Norris
Jul
8
7:30 AM07:30

Sun Salute to Summer with Brenda Norris

Join us for this invigorating, early morning practice, full of cardio, breath-work & body-mind synchronicity! Sun Salutations provide a good cardiovascular workout, stretch every part of the body, and when used with breath, coordinate the body with the mind. Even more impressively, this sequence takes the spine through almost every possible range of motion.

This 1.5 hour workshop will focus on finding proper body alignment through the traditional Surya Namaskars, focusing on Sun Salutation A and B. It is ideal for those newer to yoga, looking to develop their practice as well as more seasoned practitioners, who want to learn more about the history, and meaning of the namaskars, as well as refining and connecting the intricate movements within them. We will break down each asana (posture) in the Namaskars, focusing on proper alignment, breath cues and transitions to and from. From there, we will build gradually in speed and energetically, building heat within our body. You will leave energized, feeling the cleansing power of and with a deeper understanding of the Namaskars, and how they feel and move in your energetic body.

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to the MELT Method

Come to a MELT Intro workshop and experience changes in how your body looks and feels. Learn simple self-treatments  you can do at home to remain active, healthy, and pain-free for life.

This all-levels workshop will used a specialized soft roller & small MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to stimulate the results of manual therapy. Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment enhance athletic performance and keep your whole body feeling great at any age. 

$45

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Basic Qi Gong
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Basic Qi Gong

Learn the foundations of this ancient health practice and:

  • release muscular tension
  • exercise with relaxation
  • increase circulation
  • improve balance
  • breathe better

Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is a Chinese yoga that focuses on the awareness of bodily alignment, respiration and movement for the development of physical, mental and spiritual health. It has aspects and insights derived from Gong Fu (Kung Fu), Daoism (Taoism), traditional Chinese medicine and Buddhism. There are many similarities comparable to traditional Indian yoga with some qi gongs being of a ‘harder’ or ‘softer’ style, yet all focus on the body's electromagnetic system, also known as Qi.

$40

Open to All.

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Emotional Well-Being with Essential Oils, Yoga & Tapping
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Emotional Well-Being with Essential Oils, Yoga & Tapping

In this workshop you will cultivate a self help toolbox which promotes emotional health and well being. You will learn the basic science behind tapping (EFT), yoga poses aligned with balancing and centering the mind-body-spirit and how essential oils are used for a vast range of emotional wellness applications.

with Licensed Certified Social Worker and owner of the Olney Counseling Center, Andrea Lopes & RYT200 Yoga Teacher, Kathi Doan.

$35

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Women Re-Discovering Joy: A workshop for women in major life transitions
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Women Re-Discovering Joy: A workshop for women in major life transitions

Has life thrown you a curve ball?

Divorce, professional upheaval, bereavement, or financial turmoil can show up uninvited and knock us off our center.
We have the means within ourselves to shape our new life.

In this workshop, wellness coach, Anastasia MacDonald will guide you in coming back to who you truly are and re-grounding yourself on your life path.

Through group coaching, guided meditation, and a simple art exercise you’ll connect with your inner wisdom. 
Your insights will bring clarity about who you want to be and what kind of life you intend to create for yourself.

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Neck Care via The Alexander Technique
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Neck Care via The Alexander Technique

Join Daniel Hickman E-RYT 500, and the yoga teacher trainees for this unique workshop, open to the public, on caring for the Neck. 

Learn favorable exercises that:  

  • take care of the neck
  • promote awareness
  • release stress
  • improve posture 
  • are easy to remember 

These can be even be applied when:

  • using a tablet or computer
  • driving or riding in a car
  • sitting in a chair or sofa
  • standing in line or even when walking

Open to All.

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Intro to Acro Yoga
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Acro Yoga

Explore a careful blend of acrobatics and yoga poses that will allow you to explore new ways of moving your body and using it to communicate.

This workshop will teach basic moves and the fundamentals necessary to progress in the practice safely. Acro-yoga is not only fun, but it teaches our bodies how to work with others while synchronizing movement.

This class is appropriate for EVERYONE! Acro-yoga does not exclude anyone, it is a practice that anyone, even those with little or no experience can find a part in! Come alone or come with a friend!
All are welcome!

With Christy Fury

$40

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"Am I doing this right?" Movement & Alignment Choices in the Yoga Asanas
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

"Am I doing this right?" Movement & Alignment Choices in the Yoga Asanas

If you are often asking yourself, “Am I doing this right?” in yoga class, then this is a great workshop for you. 

You will learn the correct alignment for many different yoga poses to avoid injury & get the most out of each pose. 

Open to all levels!

Learn about movement and alignment choices in the yoga asanas (postures) by way of:

  • the seven directions of the spine
  • the six major joints
  • muscular flexion and release
  • the three physio-energetic ‘locks’
  • the best alignment for your body type

Study human structure and function and how it relates to your asana practice. We’ll look at the many choices that are available for alignment, and how it correlates with strengths and limitations, injury and vanity. 

Open to All.

With Daniel Hickman. 

$40

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Intro to Buti Yoga Workshop
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Buti Yoga Workshop

  • The Spring Yoga & Natural Health Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Buti Yoga fuses power yoga, cardio-intensive tribal dance, and body sculpting plyometrics resulting in long, lean muscle, sexy feminine curves, and a mind-body transformation from the inside out. Created by Celebrity Trainer Bizzie Gold, Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body.
 

This workshop will teach you how to execute the fundamental poses and movements in a typical Buti Yoga class and educate you on the purpose of each. In addition, you will experience a full cardio-intensive class.

$35

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Stuck in Stress? Transform Stress into Possibilities
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Stuck in Stress? Transform Stress into Possibilities

What if someone were to ask you, 

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?” 

Would you know how to answer? 

Often times, daily stresses can be a distraction from creating a long term vision for your life & stepping into the dreams & goals you have buried in the back of your mind. 

What if you could transform your stress into new creative possibilities for your life?

In this workshop, you will:

•Learn about Chinese medicine & how stress is reflected in your body • Have a chance to see your stress from a new perspective • Learn tools & strategies to reduce stress in your life • Have time to create a vision for your future that will inspire & uplift you!

with Acupuncurist & Well-Being Coach, Trish Twiford Perfetto

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Spring Equinox  Satsanga Celebration
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Equinox Satsanga Celebration

Join us for our Spring Equinox community gathering

Satsanga is a yogic gathering to enjoy the company of like-minded people who promote an environment of virtuous living. It is a time where individuals come together to meditate, chant, converse & listen in the spirit of awareness. It is an excellent part of one's sadhana (practice) as it provides the time & space to move deeper onto one's path. Sat can be interpreted as ‘divine,’ ‘truth’ or ‘absolute existence.’ Sanga can be interpreted as ‘to join,’ ‘gathering,’ ‘community’ or ‘association.’

Please bring a dish or some other food to share with the community, comfortable clothes for sitting on the floor and a meditation cushion if you have one. This is a free event and is open to everyone.

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Fundamentals of Mindful Meditation
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Fundamentals of Mindful Meditation

Learn how to cultivate a simple sitting meditation practice by:

choice of props aka blankets, bolsters or cushions
relaxed alignment of the body
uncomplicated instruction
discussion and sharing
tea and cookies

Vipassana is one of the world’s oldest forms of meditation. It has been defined as ‘insight arising,’ ‘insight meditation,’ ‘mindfulness meditation’ and ‘mindfulness.’ It is a practice that is simple and accessible to anyone at any time. This class will go over the fundamentals for the meditator to slow down, tune in and accept and respect their unique process.

Open to All.

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Hip Opener Workshop with Daniel Hickman
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Hip Opener Workshop with Daniel Hickman

  • the spring yoga & natural health center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this therapeutic yoga session, we will focus on specific movements, stretches & asanas that help bring balance to the twenty-two muscles that are connected with this very important area of the human body.

We will explore techniques designed to:

alleviate hip, back, thigh & sciatic pain
improve ease of physical movement
increase circulation of blood to the digestive & sexual organs
benefit the respiratory system
induce relaxation

In the Ayruvedic perspective, the anatomy of the hips is associated with the 2nd chakra (swadisthana) and the element of water. So, the hips will often dictate how ‘fluid’ one can move. Some persons might have hips that appear to move only in one particular ‘current,’ while others might have hips that appear to be ‘frozen.’

“The hips are not only the place for the legs to pivot from, but are also the base that cradles the upper body.’ – Daniel E. Hickman (fyi – this is my most plagiarized quote!)

$40

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Free Info Session 2017 Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Free Info Session 2017 Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training

Interested in becoming a yoga teacher? Want to have a job that inspires, supports, and empowers people in their own health and well being? Come out to our final FREE info session to have all your questions answered from our Director and Teacher, Daniel Hickman. Please register to save your space. This is FREE! Visit: http://www.thespringnaturalhealth.com/yoga-teacher-training-1/ for more info!

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Dao Yin: Acupressure to Invigorate the Body's Energy
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Dao Yin: Acupressure to Invigorate the Body's Energy

  • The Spring Yoga & Natural Health Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this Workshop we will explore basic acupressure and meridian massage techniques that will enliven & invigorate your body and mind. Acupressure, massage and the tapping of the meridians, is a branch of Dao Yin practice (which means leading and guiding the body's energy). These techniques have been used in Chinese Medicine and Taoist longevity practices for centuries. Using these exercises at home you can boost your immune function, increase your energy and promote a clear focused mind. 

With Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist & Meditation Teacher, Michael Perfetto. 

  • Improve circulation.
  • Relieve pain and loosen tense and stiff muscles.
  • Mental clarity 
  • Boost immune function
  • Increase energy level 
  • Invigorate the body's energy
  • improves organ function 

$35

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Partner Yoga
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Partner Yoga

Bring your friend, partner, sibling and self to deepen your yoga postures and connection with one another. Partner Yoga invites openness, communication, patience and balance into your practice and relationships. You and your partner will work together to facilitate relaxation of mind, body and emotions while using your bodies to create shapes and navigate fun postures. All levels welcome. 

$40

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Couples Sip & Massage Workshop
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Couples Sip & Massage Workshop

Join us for this fun workshop to enhance your relationship and ease the stress in your body. Sip a glass of wine and learn how to achieve deeper connection through various massage techniques, and (yes!) how to massage comfortably. You and your partner will share the nurturing, relaxing, and therapeutic benefits of massage with one another and develop skills that will serve you for a lifetime.

This workshop will be taught by local massage therapist Selena Reames, who continues to have a great awe and respect for the power of positive touch.  Sharing this with others is a true delight!

Bring a pillow and a blanket. We will use the floor to explore the best positioning for massaging your partner. 

Early Bird before 2/1 $110 Per couple, after 2/1, $130

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Yoga Teacher Training FREE info session
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga Teacher Training FREE info session

Are you curious about a career as a yoga teacher? Do you imagine having a job that helps uplift, empower and inspire others? 

Join Daniel Hickman, director and creator of the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training, for a FREE question and answer session about our upcoming 200 HR Yoga teacher training. 

Wednesday, Feb 8th, 6-7pm

Click HERE for more info on our Yoga Teacher Training 

 

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Stuck in a Winter Funk? Learn to Love Winter
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Stuck in a Winter Funk? Learn to Love Winter

Join Acupuncturist & Wellness Coach, Trish Twiford Perfetto, for a workshop designed to help all of you who struggle during the winter time.
You will:
•Learn how Classical Chinese Medicine views the winter

•Be empowered with specific tools & strategies to have an easy & struggle-free winter

•Learn an easy meditation to align your self

•Learn the best diet and exercise for the winter months

•Leave feeling hopeful, peaceful & inspired for the rest of the cold weather months

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2017 Your Year, Your Transformation
Jan
9
to Jan 14

2017 Your Year, Your Transformation

Transform Your Body
Tanya Proffitt will guide students through a 6 week progression of core & upper body strengthening using a combination of free weight & floor core exercises. Tanya will help you improve posture, build a more stable, powerful abdomen & lower back structure, & sculpt your shoulders & arms. Students will use low weights with high repetitions in order to avoid tightness & bulk & instead create longer, leaner muscles, increased bone density, & provide a firm foundation for a stronger yoga practice & daily life.
Tuesdays & Thursdays *NEW TIME* 6-7pm
Starting January 10th

Transform Your Eating
Nutritionist, Taylor Fury, offers her 6 week New Years Nutrition program for a second year! Come explore food & its relationship to the body on a physical, mental, & spiritual level. Study major nutrition topics to educate your edible decisions. Get hands on in the kitchen with quick and easy nutrient dense recipes. Practice self responsibility with compassion, not blame. Support each other with unique individual wisdom. Take home everything discussed /cooked in class as well as new recipes and practices to explore outside of class.
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
Starting January 9th

One

$180, Before Dec. 31

$220, After Dec. 31

Both

$320, Before Dec. 31

$400, After Dec. 31

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Core Strength with Daniel Hickman
Dec
29
12:30 PM12:30

Core Strength with Daniel Hickman

Learn a deeper connection to core strength and:

•increase physical performance
•integrate movement patterns better
•sense the visceral layers of the belly
•implement abdominal breathing for calm
•become aware of the ‘gut-brain’ connection

The hara is the core that affects the human body both physically and energetically. Strength of this area does not necessarily mean physical, it actually can be more subtle and specific. Hara is a Japanese word that is defined as ‘belly,’ ‘center’ or ‘one-point.’ All movement - whether it is walking down the street, playing sports or even sweeping with a broom - is enhanced with the hara.

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Winter Solstice Satsangha Celebration: A Free Community Event
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Solstice Satsangha Celebration: A Free Community Event

Join us for a community satsanga, or yogic gathering, to welcome the Winter! The Winter teaches us to go inward a bit, and be peaceful in the quite space it provides.  It is a time for us to come together to meditate, chant, sing, converse, and be together! We will also share a meal together, so please bring a dish to share. 

Free event, open to all! We hope to see you there. 

Led by Daniel Hickman

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Yoga + Beauty: Ladies Night Out!
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Beauty: Ladies Night Out!

Yoga and Beauty go hand in and hand. The more your radiance can shine from the inside through your yoga practice, the more it is reflected on the outside. 

Want to awaken the radiance that is inside you?

Want to learn about how your beauty products may not be the safest four your health? 

Want to discover some new, safe alternatives to use in your daily beauty regimen? 

Join TaKisha Adams, RYT 200 & BeautyCounter specialist, to wake up that radiance with an invigorating yoga class, followed by an informative session on how to "clean up" your beauty regimen to reduce chemicals and toxins in your everyday beauty products. 

Enjoy this opportunity to gather with girlfriends, share your yoga practice with others, and bring your cosmetics bag and your current products to learn how you can make safer swaps and improve your beauty routine at home. There will also be an opportunity to purchase some amazing chemical free products for yourself and loved ones for the holidays.

$35

Open to All levels

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Acupuncture + Yoga: A Holiday Stress Relief Edition
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Acupuncture + Yoga: A Holiday Stress Relief Edition

Join us for our Acupuncture + Yoga workshop, the Holiday Edition! The season will start to get busy soon, so take this opportunity to center in yourself, feel calm and peaceful as the holiday season begins.  Acupuncture and yoga combined have proven to be an amazing uplifting experience for your mind, body & soul. 

We will practice asana, pranayama and sitting meditation, to then receive a healing and calming treatment of acupuncture.

With yoga teacher, Takisha Adams & acupuncturist, Darren Johnson

Friday December 2nd, 6-7:30p

$45

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Grateful Flow: A Thanksgiving Vinyasa Class
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Grateful Flow: A Thanksgiving Vinyasa Class

Join us before your Thanksgiving feast to set the stage for gratitude and peace. Thanksgiving is the season of harvest. Taking a cue from nature, it is time to ground yourself through mentally gathering the gifts in your life and storing gratitude for an approaching winter. Mirroring nature and its rhythm in this way allows us to find balance. In this special 75min Thanksgiving practice we will focus on cultivating gratitude as we fuel agni, the fire in the belly which aids transformation. Vinyasa-style instructor Tanya Proffitt will lead you through yoga postures and breath techniques that aid digestion, detoxification, and increase the flow of energy.

With Tanya Proffitt

$18 drop in or use your pass or membership!

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