Workshops & Ceremonies

Workshops and ceremonies

Yoga, Shamanic Reiki, and other shamanic practices are healing on many levels. Join a workshop so you can access this healing in a way that is personally authentic and empowering. These workshops and events are scheduled regularly at True North Yoga‘s studios in Schroon Lake and Keene Valley, New York. If you would like to host one of these workshops at your location, contact me.

Restorative Yoga and Reiki with Yoga Nidra Meditation

restorative yoga and reiki with yoga nidra meditation workshopRestorative Yoga, Reiki, and Yoga Nidra all bring your body into a state of deep relaxation which reduces the effects of stress on the body. In that state, healing is initiated on physical, emotional and energetic levels. During a 2-hour Restorative Yoga and Reiki with Yoga Nidra meditation workshop, you will experience all three. While supported in gentle poses with bolsters and blankets, I offer you light-touch Reiki energy to help you release tightness, tension, and held feelings. The final 30 minutes are reserved for Yoga Nidra meditation, a guided progressive relaxation and visualization for further transformation.

Participation is limited to eight so I can ensure you receive a nice amount of direct Reiki energy. These workshops often sell out early, so advanced registration is required.

Perfect for all levels of yoga practice and generally safe and supportivie when you are recovering from injury, illness, most medical treatments, or surgery.

Upcoming Restorative Yoga and Reiki with Yoga Nidra meditation workshops at True North Yoga:

Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 10:00am

True North Yoga
1073 US Route 9
Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at 10:00am

True North Yoga
1073 US Route 9
Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Shamanic Flow Yoga Cacao Ceremony

Shamanic Flow Yoga Cacao Ceremony workshopDuring a 3-hour ritual of self-care, you will gather around a shamanic altar to experience the heart-softening of ceremonial cacao, a raw chocolate drink with uplifting and medicinal properties. Within a state of gently expanded consciousness, you will access the deep inner wisdom and healing that is available to you through restful restorative yoga, hands-on Shamanic Reiki, shamanic journeying, breathwork, drumming, and song.

No experience in yoga or shamanism is necessary. This intimate event is limited to 8 participants and advanced registration is required.

Upcoming Shamanic Flow Yoga Cacao Ceremony workshops at True North Yoga:

Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 1:00pm

True North Yoga
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, New York 12943

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 1:00pm

True North Yoga
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, New York 12943

Shamanic Flow Moon Salutations and Dark Moon Journey

shamanic flow moon salutations and dark moon journey workshop

Chandra Namaskar, or the Moon Salutation, is a physical, psychological, and spiritual counterbalance to the Sun Salutation. The Moon Salutation enacts the journey of descent – sinking into the depths to discover one’s innate creative power – and honors the sacred feminine in the practice of yoga.

During the 2-hour Moon Salutation practice, you will explore the circular flow of the traditional yoga lunar dance as well as moon salutation variations and the stillness of long-held yin yoga poses. Moon salutations invite deep opening in the hips, a loving awareness of your womb space, an emotional release, and an energetic lightening that ignites your intuition. You will benefit from enhanced creativity in your work and life, greater compassion for yourself and others, and an expansion of your inner wisdom. At the close of practice you will be guided into a shamanic drum journey into the dark night before the new moon.

Modifications and propping make this practice accessible to yogis of all levels of experience.

Upcoming Shamanic Flow Moon Salutation and Dark Moon Journey workshops at True North Yoga:

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 7:00pm

True North Yoga
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, New York 12943

Shamanic Flow Through the Chakras

Shamanic Flow Through the Chakras workshopPut down that Chakra book and join me for a fun, dynamic and embodied Chakra practice to feel the seven major energy centers! During this 2-hour workshop you’ll experience a free-flowing vinyasa practice intertwined with somatic movement exercises that give you a fitness-promoting workout while moving energy up through your Chakras, invoking a deep connection with spirit and a blissful savasana. You’ll stomp, swing, and laugh as you discover your energetic body, bringing awareness and energy into each of the seven major Chakras so you can experience the “wheels” in your body in an understandable and relatable way.

This is an active practice that can be modified for all levels of yoga experience. Beginners, please come prepared to rest often. Bring a water bottle and dress in layers for movement and meditation.

Upcoming Shamanic Flow Through the Chakras workshops at True North Yoga:

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 at 7:00pm

True North Yoga
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, New York 12943

Community HEARTH and Healing Circles for OMEC

Community HEARTH and Healing Circle

The Community HEARTH and Healing Circles gather local energy and holistic healers to give and receive healing energy in mutual support and to lift up the community and the Earth for the highest good of all. These HEARTH circles, held monthly and alternating between True North Yoga‘s Schroon Lake and Keene Valley studios, are an opportunity to explore or practice healing energy modalities. The independent gathering is part of an expanding circle of HEARTHs supporting the Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle‘s (OMEC) mission to reconnect with the deep mystery, encourage a sacred and responsible relationship with the Earth, and preserve the ancient wisdom ways of indigenous people and ancestral lands through local community experiences.

HEARTH Circles begin with time to connect socially, then we gather for sharing and meditation before dividing up to give and receive healing energy. At the close we will come back into circle to send energy where it is needed and enjoy refreshments. You will receive energy for self-care and healing, practice transmitting healing energy for others, and feel supported in like-minded community. You do not need to be attuned to Reiki or another energy modality to participate, and all are welcome to fully participate in the HEARTH Circle.

There is no charge for HEARTH circles and ceremonies, but we suggest a donation of at least $5 for OMEC to support their work. Registration is not necessary, but an RSVP is appreciated.

Upcoming Community HEARTH and Healing Circles at True North Yoga:

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 7:00pm

True North Yoga
1769 NYS Route 73
Keene Valley, NY 12943

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 7:00pm

True North Yoga
1073 US Route 9
Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at 7:00pm

True North Yoga
1769 NYS Route 73
Keene Valley, NY 12943

Shamanic Flow Burning of the Greens Yoga and Ceremony

Shamanic Flow Burning of the Greens Yoga and Ceremony

Join a special candlelit Shamanic Flow celebration of Imbolc, or Candlemas, in the heart of winter. This 90-minute event will include all-level vinyasa flow followed by a ceremonial burning of evergreen twigs to acknowledge winter’s midpoint and our renewed hope that the green of spring will come again, both literally and figuratively. Tuning into the seasonal cycles helps us to navigate challenges and change in our own lives.

Beginners are welcome and modifications will be offered to make the practice accessible. Bring a warm sweater or shirt and socks to be comfortable during final relaxation and the ceremony. You are welcome to contribute evergreen sprigs to our ceremonial altar.

This is a “donate as you desire” community event. Registration is not necessary, but an RSVP is appreciated.

Upcoming Shamanic Flow Burning of the Greens Yoga and Ceremony at True North Yoga:

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 7:00pm

True North Yoga
1769 Route 73
Keene Valley, New York 12943

Notes to the Dead Ceremony

Notes to the Dead ceremony

When you write to someone who has passed while the veil between worlds is thin at Halloween, Samhain, or All Souls Day, you can say good-bye if you never got the chance, share something you wish you could tell them, or speak a truth that you couldn’t face to face. This brief non-denominational ritual includes meditation to center, writing notes to the dead, then burning those notes so the smoke carries our words to our ancestors.

This is a “donate as you desire” community event. Registration is not necessary, but an RSVP is appreciated.

Upcoming Notes to the Dead Ceremony at True North Yoga:

None currently scheduled

Shamanic Flow Winter Solstice Yoga and Ceremony

Shamanic Flow Winter Solstice Yoga and Ceremony

Join a special Shamanic Flow celebration of the Winter Solstice. This 90-minute event will include all-level vinyasa flow and a guided shamanic drum journey wrapped in a ceremony honoring the longest night of the year and the first day of winter. Take this time to turn inward and invite a season of quiet and calm reflection.

Beginners are welcome and modifications will be offered to make the practice accessible. Bring a warm sweater or shirt and socks to be comfortable during the shamanic journey. You are welcome to contribute seasonal gifts from nature (pine cones, stones, twigs, etc.) to our winter solstice altar.

This is a “donate as you desire” class, with all donations going to North Country Wild Care wildlife rescue.

Upcoming Shamanic Flow Winter Solstice Yoga and Ceremony at True North Yoga:

None currently scheduled