I take a deep breath. The cool, moist air of this verdant, cloud-covered forest rushes in, filling my lungs and all the cells of my body. I feel my muscles relax as I exhale the stress, tension and grief in my body. My body hurts. It’s tight and has been holding on to so much.…
Hawaii & the Magic of Deep Nature Connection, Cloud Forest Wonder, Coqui Frog Songs & Poky Lava Rock Beds
Aloha from the blue waters, jumping whales, swimming sea turtles, singing coqui frogs, mists and RAIN of the Kona cloud forest, colorful fishes and lava tide pools of Hawaii!! 🙂 Nate, Orion and I just thoroughly enjoyed our first time on the beautiful and powerful big island!! And this visit was a working trip –…
Come play and connect with our Earth with simple Earth tools – sticks and stones! Earthgym taps into our childhood passions of using outdoor play to learn from life. It’s a movement way of learning from our habitat. Sticks and stones are powerful, alchemical training tools that awaken and strengthen our bodies and open doorways to aliveness, creativity & joy. From these states of being, the Earth’s immense Qi comes pouring into our biggest musing tool, our body. It’s super fun and a great addition to one’s yoga, martial arts, dance or other movement practices. Join us for this 1/2 day workshop on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 2:30 – 5pm at Two Rivers Yoga Studio in Carnation, WA.
Earthgym ~ Primal, Practical & Playful Ways to Strengthen Our Bodies & Learn from the Earth – Sunday 5/5
Primal, practical, playful and purposeful, Earthgym is a great extension of one’s yoga, martial arts or other movement/meditative practices. As our Earthgym is everywhere, you can use this practice with its simple nature tools in the wild, city parks, and/or your backyard to easily tap into your aliveness, creativity and joyous connection to one of our greatest teachers, Mother Earth. Join us for this full day workshop on Sunday May 5, 2019 from 10a – 4p at Two Rivers Yoga Studio in Carnation, WA.
Wild Wandering & Wild Food ~ Plant Medicine Class Incorporating Qigong & Springtime Nourishing Practices
It’s spring – time of lessening yin and and growing yang. So it’s a perfect time get outside, play and nourish our growing qi with wild foods, qigong and the ancient arts of free and easy wandering. That’s why we’re offering our next seasonal Plant Medicine & Qigong class called Wild Wandering & Wild Food on Saturday April 27 from 9:30a-4:00p. Come join us to optimize your and your family’s health in the springtime! 🙂
Come join us for a day of tapping into our own deep energy and learning to harvest and circulate energy from the world around us! Day-long Qigong workshop on Sunday 3/31/19 from 10a – 4p at Two Rivers Yoga Studio in Carnation, WA.
Life is a miraculous journey of learning and I know one powerful way I learn is through the stories and lived passions of others and sharing my story and living passions. The act of reflection, either in hearing and receiving another’s story, or in engaging in my own always bears fruit and often bears unexpected clarity and insight.
Do you miss play in your life? Play is as essential for our wellbeing as sleep and in a culture that places high value on busy-ness and “productivity”, time for play, wonder and wandering are lost arts. Yet, these things, especially when done outdoors, fill our body with happy feelings, the abundant Qi of Nature, and the sense of awe and enchantment we were born with. They are keys to our creativity, aliveness and our soul’s purpose. Through simple qigong, outdoor play and a culminating quest , a solo “wonder wander” (with its roots in Chinese medicine), we will reclaim the power, vitality and joy innate to us all! Sat 2/16 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Deep Nourishing: Winter Roots ~ Plant Medicine Class Incorporating Tonic Herbs, Super Foods and Qigong
It’s winter – time of extreme yin and nourishing our roots. So it’s a perfect time to learn about plant medicines, including tonics and superfoods, and qigong and meditation practices that do just that!! That’s why we’re offering our next seasonal Plant Medicine class called Deep Nourishing: Winter Roots on Saturday January 19 from 9:30a-4p. Come join us to optimize your and your family’s health in the winter months! 🙂
Let’s learn about plants and how their medicine can keep us healthy and strengthen our immune system!! This is our first of a series of seasonal Plant Medicine and Nourishing Life Classes held on Saturday, November 10th from 9:30-4ish. In this class, entitled Optimum Wellness and Immunity During the Fall, we’ll: learn how to keep ourselves healthy during cold and flu season (Yay!); learn how to make remedies with local forest plants and simple ingredients in our kitchen (so empowering!!); make some herbal infusions, a tincture, and our very own cough medicine to take home! (Fun and good medicine for the whole family!); learn about our immune system from an energetic and holistic point of view based on Chinese Medicine. (way cool!!:)); and gain simple concepts, acupressure points and exercises to increase our vitality and strengthen our immunity to stay healthy (and they’re fun! :))