Workshops/Events

Workshops/Events

Check out what’s happening at Yoga West Community. We offer workshops and special events in addition to our regular classes. Join us for a fun, transforming and informing time!

Check out our upcoming events and workshops here!

NEW CLASSES and WORKSHOPS in 2017!!!

Mat Pilates
Facilitated by Heidi Kitchen
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Cost is $10 for drop in

Dancers do it. So do swimmers and many other professional athletes. Maybe you should too!
Mat Pilates is a way to stretch and strengthen your body, primarily the muscles of the core, which span from your hips to your shoulders. Joseph Pilates developed this exercise methodology in Germany the early 1900s to rehabilitate bed-ridden hospital patients.   Pilates brought his exercise system to the United States and opened a gym with his wife, since then, people all over the world have discovered how using your body weight against gravity creates an effective practice to increase strength, flexibility, good posture, and conscious movement.

About Heidi Kitchen
Heidi is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.  In addition to sharing the educational aspects of the body of yoga, she seeks to assist students in clearing and quieting minds, reducing stress and anxiety, easing depression – bringing greater health and vitality to the body, while fostering an attitude of self-acceptance and confidence.  Heidi is an avid mountain biker and mother of two beautiful daughters who believes that alignment with your Being will get you the body you love faster than a thousand squats ever will. Contact: heidiranae2009@gmail.com

 

Guided Meditation
with Alchemy Blevins
Fridays at 9am and 4pm (Starting April 7th)

By donation

Alchemy offers a diverse variety of guided meditations, each with the intention of attaining deeper levels of inner peace. She will gently walk you through each session, and each class welcomes new and experienced meditators.

About Alchemy Blevins

Alchemy has been a facilitator of healing ever since she began studying massage therapy in February, 2011. Several months into her schooling she was introduced to the concept of energy healing, and instantly found her niche. Over the next several years she began studying and practicing a variety of healing modalities, including Reiki, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Craniosacral therapy, the chakra system, dowsing, Solfeggio tuning forks, and meditation. She combines all of these techniques, and calls her signature work “Intuitive Energy Balancing”. In July of 2016, she attended her first Vipassana, clocking in over 100 hours of meditation over 11 days.


Cultivating Awareness Towards Self-Understanding Through Yoga
Presenter: Twyla Gingrich

Saturday, April 1st from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Early Bird Pricing until March 18th, $20
After March 18th, $30

Awareness is the starting point for creating change in life.  One of the key benefits of
practicing yoga is creating awareness in our body and minds.  This workshop focuses specifically
on how to cultivate awareness both on and off the mat through asanas (poses), breath, 
and cognitive (mind) techniques.  Feel more empowered through awareness!

Aromatherapy Restorative Yoga
Presenter: Twyla Gingrich

Saturday, April 1st from 8:00-9:00pm
Cost: $15

The ultimate relaxation experience!  Restorative yoga uses poses that are supported by the use of props which allows the body to fully relax into the pose. This opens the body up in a gentle and supportive way while relaxing the nervous system.  This class will use Wisdom of the Earth Essences to enhance the relaxation experience so that you leave feeling blissful and ready for a good night’s sleep.

About Twyla Gingrich

Twyla Gingrich is owner of Samya Yoga Healing.  She is a licensed clinical social worker, addictions counselor, and certified yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training.  She has worked in the mental health field for over ten years. Her training in yoga is from a traditional hatha yoga lineage which focuses on using physical, psychological and subtle energy practices to move towards self-realization. She has found that using both her western and eastern trainings allows her to assist others in their personal self-growth by uniting heart with mind.  Focusing on three areas – Awareness, Breath, and Self-compassion – help move us towards balance and inner peace.
Contact Info: 970-445-8420 or tlgingrich@gmail.com

Website: www.samyayogahealing.com


Join us for Kirtan

with Nikki Williams
April 2017 Date TBD 
Love Offering

Kirtan is a group practice of singing, chanting mantra, playing instruments, and meditation. The healing vibration of sound can help ease our minds into a meditative state and open our hearts. No experience necessary, just come, be free and help raise the vibration!

Please bring musical instruments and songs to share.

About Nikki

Nikki has been a yogi ever since her first class, where she rolled a mat out in the back corner of the room with no idea what she was getting into. She calls it “Love at first Savasana”.


“State of Slim” Exercise Support Group

This is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.  Exercise is key to making the program successful.  This support group focuses on the exercise part.  This support group is facilitated by Heidi Kitchen, ACE Certified Personal Trainer to give you fresh, inspirational ideas of how you can incorporate exercise on the flexible plan every day of the week.  Each meeting counts as 15 minutes of daily movement in Phase 1.  


Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Training

with Amanda James, E-RYT200, RCYT, PranaKriya Prenatal Certification

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:30am-5:00pm and Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:30am-5:00pm

( www.kiddingaroundyoga.com for available discounts)

Contact Info for Amanda James phone: 727-744-0702 Ajames05@wowway.com

Event information: www.kiddingaroundyoga.com/kids-yoga-teacher-trainings/schedule/grand-junction-co/


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