Spring Moon : A Nourishing Yin Yoga and Thai Massage Experience
May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Moon : A Nourishing Yin Yoga and Thai Massage Experience

Spring is a season of creativity, growth, and transformation as the natural world brightens and awakens. Embodying the sense of renewal, this practice encourages an opening for space and lightness in the mind and heart. Join Sarah and Valentina for an extended Yin yoga practice with Thai massage* assists in a small group setting. This practice will be an experience for your whole being, with an integration of physical stillness, slow movement, pranayama, conscious relaxation, and warmth through gentle touch, traditional Thai herbal compresses, and aromatherapy.

Yin Yoga is a meditative and nourishing practice that taps into the softer, quieter, and receptive aspects of our being. Thai massage is an ancient healing modality that blends assisted yoga stretches and massage techniques to restore balance both to the body and the mind.

This practice will honor the nurturing energy of Mother's Day, and each participant will receive a special Moon Events candle to represent the warmth of this energy. 

We intentionally limit this event to 10 participants, so that everyone receives ample space and individual attention.

All are welcome. No prior experience with Yin Yoga or Thai Massage necessary to participate.

Terms and conditions. Please note that the number or participants for this event is limited. If you find that you are unable to attend, we kindly ask that you let us know as soon as possible. Due to the popularity of this event, we are unable to offer refunds or transfers, unless we are able to fill your spot from a waiting list. Alternatively, you are welcome to offer your spot to a friend or donate it to the Eka community. We appreciate your understanding!

*Provided by Valentina Komarova, LMT, WA license MA6083585

Teachers: Sarah Erter & Valentina Komarova

Investment: $60

We do not offer refunds for any workshops or events.

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Sacred Dance Workshop
May
18
2:30 PM14:30

Sacred Dance Workshop

Reunite your muscles with breath, movement with sound, and spirit with mind. Join Tiffany in an invigorating combination of middle eastern dance, meditative movements such as tai chi, and breath work. Expect to engage all chakras and meridians to promote the release of any stagnant energy. Workshop will begin by setting your intentions of alignment to allow your Qi to flow freely. Expect a diverse and dance-encouraging playlist. 

Teacher: Tiffany Renee

Investment: $25

We do not offer refunds for any workshops or events.

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Yoga Nidra
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep brings us into a deep state of consciousness that goes beyond the sleep state to a higher state of awareness. In this healing state we can access our higher knowledge within, and let go of mental processing, where we are frequently judging and evaluating the external world. Yoga Nidra is thought to help us heal from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and insomnia, and even heal from disease. We will begin with a cooling and slow movement practice, and then transition into the Yoga Nidra guidance.

What to wear and bring: comfortable clothing, small blanket, and eye pillow if you have one.

Teacher: Rachel Burklund

Investment: $25

We do not offer refunds for any workshops or events.

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Summer Solstice: Yin and Sound Bath
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Solstice: Yin and Sound Bath

In this workshop we will use our Yin practice to draw upon the energetic principals outlined in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and celebrate the outward expansion and fullness of summer. The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and our transition into more daylight, warmer temperatures and in our bodies a feeling of expansiveness and outward movement. We seek out community and connection in the summer, all of which is guided by the energy of the heart. A healthy heart guides us into healthy relationships.

The summer season is represented by the element of fire, which when in balance is generative and transformative. When out of balance, we may feel burned out and overwhelmed and this can manifest in the body/mind as inflammation, nervousness and overstimulation.

 

Teacher: Nancy Lea

Investment: $25

We do not offer refunds for any workshops or events.

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Samskara: Yoga and Ayurveda Immersion Course
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Samskara: Yoga and Ayurveda Immersion Course

Samskara, derived from two Sanskrit root words, meaning “to flow together.”

Ayurveda, described as the science of life, is a five thousand year old healing tradition originating in India. It is the sister science to yoga and emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining positive health.

In this 12-hour immersion course, participants will have the opportunity to learn the basic principles of both Yoga and Ayurveda and how to incorporate those principles into their lives so that they can connect to their inherent health and happiness within.

*Yoga Alliance accredited for 20 hours of continuing education*

Who’s this course for:

  • Anyone wishing to take their health into their own hands.

  • Yoga students and teachers wanting to dive deeper into the sister sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda.

Topics Covered:

  • The history of Yoga and Ayurveda: The Vedas and Sankyha Philosophy.

  • The building blocks of Yoga and Ayurveda: The 8 limbs and the Pancha Mahabutas.

  • Your Ayurvedic Body/Mind type: Prakruti and Vrikruti .

  • Bringing Ayurveda to your mat: Meditation, pranayama,  and asana.

  • Bringing Ayurveda into your every day life: Lifestyle, diet, and routine.

What’s Included:

  • Detailed manual

  • An Ayurvedic Swag Bag

  • 10 hours of lecture, 5 hours of group work, 5 hours active participation

Recommended Reading:

  • David Frawley, Ayurveda and the Mind

  • David Frawley, Yoga for your Type

Prerequisites:

  • None

Teacher:

When:

  • Friday, June 28-Sunday, June 30

    Friday, 6:30-8:30
    Saturday, 1:00-7:00
    Sunday, 1:00-5:00

Where:

  • The Yoga Tree (4250 Fremont Avenue N. | Seattle, WA 98103)

Investment:

  • $225 until June 21/$250 after June 21

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Meditation with Yin + Yang Fusion
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Meditation with Yin + Yang Fusion

Join Sarah Erter for an evening of meditation followed by a Yin + Yang Yoga practice. 

Meditation and Yoga are practices that create space in the mind, body, and heart. There is much to be explored in the spaces created through the complementary energies of movement and stillness. Following the opportunity to meditate in community, the Yin portion of class will incorporate poses that are held for time to address the deeper framework of connective tissue within the musculoskeletal system. The quiet energy of Yin will create an environment that continues to develop mindfulness while promoting rest and replenishment of energy.  The Yang portion of class will support the strength and stability of the cardiovascular system while encouraging the circulation of energy throughout the body by building from stillness into a mindful slow movement with inspiration from Qigong. This offering will share inspiration from Traditional Chinese Medicine with an emphasis on poses to promote the flow of energy (Qi) through lines of energy (meridians) that correspond to the body, the mind, the seasons, the five elements, and nature.

Teacher: Sarah Erter

Investment: $25

We do not offer refunds for any workshops or events.

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Yoga Nidra
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep brings us into a deep state of consciousness that goes beyond the sleep state to a higher state of awareness. In this healing state we can access our higher knowledge within, and let go of mental processing, where we are frequently judging and evaluating the external world. Yoga Nidra is thought to help us heal from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and insomnia, and even heal from disease. We will begin with a cooling and slow movement practice, and then transition into the Yoga Nidra guidance.

What to wear and bring: comfortable clothing, small blanket, and eye pillow if you have one.

Teacher: Rachel Burklund

Investment: $25

No refunds - in store credit/transfers ok

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Samsara Fest
Mar
21
to Mar 24

Samsara Fest

Join Angela and an array of other amazing teachers and presenters at Samsara Fest this March!

Samsara, a Sanskrit word, translates to the word journeying. Everything in this Universe is cyclical. It starts with a celebration, the birth of new beginnings and ends with a celebration, the experiences of our journey. And our commitment to life is to make the most of this journey of ours and grow through the experiences no matter how long or short. This is the Universal truth.

We learned this lesson recently when we came to part ways with our precious littlest daughter, Samsara who came into our lives only long enough to share a few chapters. But they were filled with so much hope, kindness, love, humility, joy, wholeness, excitement, gratitude, faith, laughter, strength, pain and a myriad of other strongest of human emotions. It was our hardest good-bye.

Our family was desperate to make sense of it and also find a way to continue to live this journey of ours. We found healing in our community that came through for us in so many small and big ways. Friends, family, church, place of work, acquaintances and complete strangers carried our family through while we struggled one day to another. Our hearts will forever be grateful.

We also sought healing in yoga, meditation, hiking, painting, dancing, music, gardening, cooking, photography and more. Each of these bridges and the sincere practice of teachers helped us reconnect our lives back.

From these experiences, a dream was born. We found ourselves a new purpose. To bring these various forms of collective healing arts under one roof. Our vision was set to bring together an ashram that would bring all of these everyday healing avenues to people to experience and nourish themselves from. Hence the birth of this experience studio Samsara's Studio that will strive towards getting the Ashram story together. Here we hope to give our community of people ways to engage themselves via workshops focussing on yoga, guided meditation, art, dance, music, photography, massage, reiki, marma, other healing arts and so much more. We also hope to grow through education this community of practitioners, more importantly helping make yoga, breath control and meditation as part of daily practice.

We are now committed to bringing together yoga, music, meditation and healing arts festival annually in the month of March (first weekend in Spring) in Enumclaw - Samsarafest . Our attempt is to bring this festival at no cost to families that are living out their lives after child-loss. Every ticket that we are able to sell to offset costs helps us invite a family in need to this event. Please reach out to us with your story and we will send you a full-festival family pass. Please email us at info@samsarafest.com. 

Lot of love and excitement is going into the planning of this event. We're talking yoga huts, meditation, sound bath, nature hikes, live-music, dancing, farm food, painting, photography, mindfulness talks, tiny home living, healing huts and more...

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Spring Equinox: Yin and Sound Therapy
Mar
17
6:15 PM18:15

Spring Equinox: Yin and Sound Therapy

In nature, spring is a time of renewal, growth and expansion and the opportunity to shed and clear out any stagnant energy in the body as well as negative emotions such as rigidity, anger and frustration.  In Chinese Medicine, the element of wood is associated with spring and represents upward movement, strong roots, flexibility and the ability to move around obstacles towards the light. In our bodies, we may feel a surge of energy, an urge to make plans, embrace change and opportunity. John Kirkwood, in his book ‘The Way of the Five Seasons’ writes that we experience an “…inner sense of something rising upwards in your body. You may feel the bubbling sensation of something coming up inside of your legs and the front of the body, filling and expanding your chest with an energy that demands expression.”

Our Yin practice will focus on clearing the liver and gall bladder meridian lines, which support the digestive and detoxification functions in the body. Through this process we will restore balance in the body and mind, clear the central energy channels and restore the healthy flow of Qi.

We will end the class with a relaxing sound bath to soothe the soul.

Teacher: Nancy Lea

Investment $25

No refunds - in store credit/transfers ok

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