Workshops/Events

Workshops/Events
Check out what’s happening this month for the 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!

M.A.G.I.C. Retreat

with Rev. Adriane Wolf and Joseph Rolley

Yoga West Community in Grand Junction, CO  from September 16-18

Cost: $195 / Early Registration discount before 9/1: $160

Joyful Journey Hotsprings near Crestone, CO from September 22-25

Cost: 350 / Early Registration discount by or before 9/1: $299

Learn the five magical steps to experience vibrant energy, greater enthusiasm and clarity about what is most meaningful in your life.

1. Meditation ~ Awakening the Heart

By listening to the quiet voice of the heart you will feel the heart’s desire. The heart holds the secret to understanding your higher purpose and knowing your life path.

2. Activation ~ Unleash the Power of Shakti

Learn to turn meditation into motivation. Kundalini movement will amplify your life energy and allow you to step up to the life of your dreams.

3. Gestation ~ Receiving Wisdom and Guidance

Once activation occurs, it is then important to let go and experience the intuitive dream body through shamanic journey. In         gestation you will release that which holds you back, and tap into a tremendous reserve of wisdom and strength. 

4. Inspiration ~ Renewal and Rebirth

Fully opening the capacity to breath allows for deep renewal and will fill you with inspiration and enthusiasm to embrace your vision. 

5. Creation ~ Manifest and Embody Your Heart’s Desire

Align the heart’s deepest desire with your highest vision to create the life of your dreams. Experience shamanic journeying, kundalini yoga, sound healing, sweat lodge, guided meditation, active listening and sharing to uncover the secrets that unleash your power. The M.A.G.I.C. Retreat will allow your heart’s desire to unfold in ways that are more exquisitely beautiful than anything you had previously imagined!

DSC_0014_2The Reverend Adriane Wolf (Siri Kirin) has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for twenty years. She studied under Yogi Bhajan (who brought Kundalini Yoga to the west) and Sat Nam Kaur Khalsa. She has facilitated workshops in Costa Rica, Alaska, Colorado and Texas. Her love of the divine has lead her to many diverse teachers, practices, lessons, and adventures. She has studied Metaphysics, Shamanism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sufism, and the Merkaba. Adriane was ordained as an interfaith minister at The New Seminary in 2007. In addition to teaching she does spiritual counseling, bodywork, and energetic healing. Adriane weaves her heart connection of the spiritual path, shamanic wisdom and ritual with energy psychology.  Contact: sirikirin@gmail.com

Joseph Rolley image (1)Joseph Rolley has been assisting people with creating vibrant wellness for over thirty years. He is co-creator of the M.A.G.I.C. Retreat and Laughter Sound Healing which combine the ancient wisdom of China, India and Egypt using frequency and voice to create powerful and lasting change. Joseph is an owner of a wellness center in Colorado called Yoga West Community and is host of Vibrant Wellness Radio with Dr. April Goggans. Contact: info@yogawestcommunity.com

MAGIC Retreat – Grand Junction, CO

MAGIC Retreat – Crestone, CO

Dances of Universal Peace with Bernie Heideman

August 13 and Oct 8 Potluck starts at 6pm.  Dance from 7-9pm. Love Offering

The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) are a spiritual practice of singing and dancing the sacred phrases of the world’s religions to raise consciousness and promote peace. They combine easy chants with simple group dance. Live music and instruction are provided. Potluck is at 6 pm and dancing begins at 7. Come enjoy this extraordinary community event! Dancing is appropriate for kids 10 and up.

Cuddle Yoga with Leah Kenyon & Deborah Rosenbaum, MT
Living in Tantra – Community Tantra Education
Saturday, 8/20 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm
A safe, light-hearted space for adults to receive the therapeutic benefits of platonic touch, Cost: Love Offering Cuddle Yoga is a safe, light-hearted space for adults to exchange the therapeutic benefits of non-romantic touch. It’s specially designed for people who give, give, give, and need to recharge: mental health professionals, educators, massage therapists, parents, people in strained relationships, singles. If you need to refuel, this workshop is for you. Numerous studies show the physical and mental health benefits of touch, but many people are not getting the touch they need to stay healthy. In Cuddle Yoga you’ll experience greeting hugs and two-handed handshakes; hand, shoulder, and foot massage and back scratching; longer embraces while answering meaningful and fun questions; quiet snuggling during mindful breathing; arms-around-waist in a circle; back-to-back meditations, and the Spoon Train-lining up on the floor for a restful, comforting group snuggle.
 
Students who reserve ahead receive two thank you gifts from Leah and Deborah. These gifts are not available at the door: $40 off suggested donation for a 2-hour, in-home private Tantra session for singles (regular $120), and 20% off full body massage with cranio-sacral therapy (regular price $80). Living in Tantra is donation-based. Tantra is the art of using pleasure in a conscious way to awaken to the divine beings we are; it’s the practice unconditional love.
How to Register: Call 970/242-5094, visit www.LivingInTantra.com or go to Living In Tantra on Facebook.
Leah Kenyon 970/242-5094 Leah@LivingInTantra.com
Grand Junction Co-Dependents Anonymous
First & Third Sundays
Starts August 21, 2 pm – 3 pm
Love Offering
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of folks whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for health and fulfillment in your relationships. We gather together to support and share with one another in a journey of self-discovery–learning to love the self. Living the program allows us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about personal histories and our own co-dependent behaviors. We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of our program and guide us to develop honesty and fulfillment of purpose in relationship with ourselves and others. In CoDA, we learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, allowing other people the same privilege. This renewal process is a gift of healing. By actively working the program of Do-Dependents Anonymous, we can each realize a new joy of acceptance and serenity in our lives. All are welcome!
The Dread Poet’s Society
All are welcome
Saturday, August 27
6:30pm-7:30pm
Love Offering
Yoga West is pleased to welcome the Dread Poets! We are so happy to have poetry back at Yoga West and thank David Kellaway for hosting this event. We hope it will become an ongoing monthly staple that we can look forward to. The Dread Poet Society is about creating a safe space and comfortable place for lovers of poetry and amateur poets to share their work and listen to others.
Questions email: Dave at jadetz11@yahoo.com or Joseph at josephrolley@yahoo,com
Inspirational Cinema & Kirtan
Come to see the film or sing at the Kirtan, or better yet–come to both!
Sunday, August 2
“One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das” Krisha Das Documentary Film at 2 pm
Kirtan led by Nikki Williams at 3:30 pm
Love Offering
About this enlightening film: In 1970, Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ‘n’ roll stardom, turning down the chance to record as lead singer for the band soon-to-be the Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba. ONE TRACK HEART: THE STORY OF KRISHNA DAS follows his journey to India and back, witnessing his struggles with depression and drug abuse, to his eventual emergence as Krishna Das, world-renowned spiritual teacher and Grammy nominated chant master. Featuring interviews with Ram Dass (LSD Icon Richard Alpert), Rick Rubin (Grammy Award winning Producer), Sharon Salzberg (NY Times bestselling author), Daniel Goleman (two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee), and many others.
 
Kirtan led by Nikki Williams at 3:30 pm 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”.
Exploration Through
Movement & Dance

Sydney Svagita Elks

Saturday, 9/24 at 7:00pm

By Donation

Your body is wise. Your body knows. Your body is a divine instrument of expression.
 

This monthly movement session is one in which your body serves as your instructor. It is an invitation and opportunity to explore in movement and dance where and who you are in this particular moment in time.

To facilitate this exploration, Sydney Svagita provides a playlist of music from a variety of genres and corners of the world. The music is assembled in a way that loosely resembles a rhythm wave from the Five Rhythm tradition. You are invited to listen deeply and explore how your body responds to the music, the space and the moment.

Bring your curiosity, a sense of play, and wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in. This is a well attended event that is great fun. Please try to be on time to get the full benefit.

Opening the Body Through Sound Using Bija Mantras

Twyla Gingrich, RYT-500, LCSW, LAC

Saturday, October 8th from 2-4:30 pm   Cost: $20

Ever turn up your favorite song and feel the music in your body?  Ever see the water in glass move with vibrations? Our bodies are made up of 60-65% water, so we are effected by sound in very subtle ways.  Bija Mantras are sounds associated with the seven chakras along our spine and can be used to open up blocks in our physical, emotional and spiritual systems.  In this workshops you will learn these seven sounds,a s well as seven calming sounds, use them in an asana practice and learn the LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation.  Come experience yoga with sound.

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 is a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner. 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. 

Contact Info: tlgingrich@gmail.com   970-445-8420   Website:  www.samyayogahealing.com

 
Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Training
with Amanda James, E-RYT200, RCYT, PranaKriya Prenatal Certification
Saturday, October 22 9:30am-5:00pm and Sunday, October 23 9:30am-5:00pm
$650 (www.kiddingaroundyoga for available discounts)
Kidding Around Yoga, an international children’s yoga and stress management teacher training program, is excited to be in Grand Junction, teaching participants skills to improve children’s health, behavior, and lives. Kidding Around Yoga instructors share games, stories, and specially composed music to get children of all ages and abilities motivated and moving. Techniques presented during Kidding Around Yoga’s Teacher Training program build strength, flexibility, a sense of calm, and interpersonal skills in children. “Our program provides educators, parents, therapists, and coaches methods to teach Yoga and stress management techniques to children so they can find peace on the inside, regardless of what is happening around them,” says Haris Harini Lender, founder of Kidding Around Yoga. Lender developed Kidding Around Yoga to include breathing instruction, relaxation techniques, strengthening and stretching Yoga poses, and of course, imagination. According to Lender, “The magic of Kidding Around Yoga is our creativity and music.” Our blend of independent online learning (OKAY) and 2 day face-to-face intensive training is a fantastic way to learn to teach kids in only a weekend. KAY graduates have the practical knowledge to begin teaching yoga to children and families immediately, whether in a yoga studio, a rec center, or school classroom. Nothing gives us more joy than to watch our trainees sharing the gift of yoga with the children in their communities.
About Amanda Jones
Amanda James is an accidental yogi. She didn’t find yoga until after her children were born and she began looking for a way to reconnect with her breath, tame her anxiety, and feel stronger in her own body. Even after stumbling through her first yoga class, she was hooked on the positivity and energy created during practice. Amanda quickly decided that sharing such a powerful experience was her path and she graduated from her 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training in 2007. She immediately began teaching beginner’s yoga and soon found that her own children loved to “play yoga” with her. Being an elementary and middle school teacher herself, Amanda embarked on what would become her passion – yoga for children and families. She was one of the earliest graduates from Kidding Around Yoga and immediately put it to use, volunteering to teach yoga to “at-risk” students at her children’s school and starting a popular family yoga class in her community. Amanda is such a believer in Kidding Around Yoga’s methods, music, and joyful energy that she is now a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, the writer for KAY, as well as part of the marketing team. But her favorite professional role is that of KAY trainer, because she knows that the lessons and practices that children learn through play during a Kidding Around Yoga class can change their world. So the more KAY teachers she reaches, the more peaceful, happy children there will be for our future.
Contact Info for Amanda James phone: 727-744-0702 Ajames05@wowway.com www.kiddingaroundyoga.com

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