Cosmic Yoga and Sound Healing

Join yoga therapist Megan Carroll and sound healer Daniella White on a cosmic journey through inner space as they combine the profound powers of two complimentary modalities that clear, unwind and heal the energetic architecture of the entire body/mind complex.

Whether or not you believe in astrology, the 7 classical planets of the zodiac planets have a great deal to offer us as 7 energetic archetypes that we can align with in order to create more ease and wholeness in our lives. To facilitate this experience of energetic healing, Megan will lead you through an all-levels yoga practice accompanied by Daniella’s crystal bowl playing. At the end of your yoga practice, you will enjoy an extended “sound bath savasana” as Daniella bathes you in vibrations that will help you reach deep states of release and relaxation.

Each class will be an opportunity to align yourself with a certain planetary energy, and in doing so allow for more healing and harmony in your body, mind and spirit.

These workshops will assist you in letting go of energies, mental states and patterns that are no longer serving you, and clarify your alignment with the basic energetic forces of the Universe.

Take a class individually, or sign up for all seven for the complete experience:

September 19th:

The Sun: Aligning with and healing the yang, masculine force

October 17th:

The Moon: Aligning with and healing the yin, feminine force

November 14th:

Mercury: Embracing our capacity for fluid communication

December 5th:

Mars: Discovering, honoring and healing the warrior within

January 16th:

Venus: Walking the beauty way

February 13th:

Jupiter: Remembering our infinitude and embracing expansiveness

March 13th:

Saturn: Transforming our greatest challenge into our greatest blessing

Each class runs from 8 – 9:30 pm.

Exchange:

35 preregistration / 40 day of

210 for all 7 planets

Contact me with questions or to register.

SOUND BATH YOGA

Friday, August 8th, 7:30 – 9 pm. at Lotus Yoga

Join yoga teacher Megan Carroll and sound healer Daniella White as they combine the profound powers of two complimentary modalities that clear, unwind, harmonize and heal the energetic architecture of the entire body/mind complex.

To facilitate this experience of energetic healing, Megan will lead you through an all-levels yoga practice accompanied by the healing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal bowl playing. At the end of your yoga practice, you will enjoy an extended “sound bath” savasana as Daniella bathes you in vibrations that will help you reach deep states of release and relaxation.

This workshop will assist you in letting go of energies, mental states and patterns that are no longer serving you, and fine-tune your entire system. You will leave feeling refreshed, invigorated and clear in your body, mind and spirit.

To register, contact Megan or visit www.lotusyoga.biz

To learn more about Daniella, visit www.soundsyngergy.net

DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE;

~ An Extended Exploration of the Art and Science of Yoga ~

Join me for an extended yoga exploration. In this 2 1/2 hour practice, students will have the opportunity to take their yoga practice to a deeper level physically, spiritually and mentally. The practice will include some of all of the following:
– Discussion/lecture around yogic philosophy and guided self-reflection around how the presented concepts can help us heal and find deeper fulfillment in our lives both on and off the yoga mat.
– Well-rounded asana (physical posture) practice that allows students to experience a wider range of possibilities for movement, opening and strengthening.
– Pranayama (breathing) practice.
– Guided meditation.
– Sound healing
Prerequisite: 6 months regular yoga practice or permission from me to attend.

Selected Fridays from 5 – 7:30 pm at Lotus Yoga:

Friday, June 27th; Cultivating Prana; Using Yoga to Heal the Chakras (Chakras are the energetic centers in the body.)

Friday, Jule 11th; The Boundless Heart; Yoga as a Path to Unconditional Love

Register for both of the remaining workshops for just $70! Single workshop, $40. Unlimited membership holders get a 10% discount.

Contact Me to register now.

Sound Healing + Yoga

Join me and the amazing sound healer Daniella White as we combine the power and depth of two complimentary practices designed to harmonize and heal. I will lead you through an all levels yoga practice, accompanied by the healing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal bowl playing. At the end of your yoga practice, you will enjoy an extended sound bath savasana while Daniella bathes you in vibrations that will help you reach states of deep relaxation.

This workshop will assist you in releasing any energies, thoughts, and patterns that are no longer serving you, and also help bring revitalizing energy into your body and mind. You will leave feeling refreshed and “re-tuned”, with a sense of restored balance in your mind, body and spirit.

Date: Friday, March 21st

Time: 6 – 7:30 pm

Location: Yogasmith

Exchange: 25 with pre-registration / 30 day of

YOGA + SOUND HEALING

Join me and the amazing sound healer Daniella White as we combine the power and depth of two complimentary practices designed to harmonize and heal.I will lead you through an all levels yoga practice, accompanied by the healing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal bowl playing. At the end of your yoga practice, you will enjoy an extended sound bath savasana while Daniella bathes you in vibrations that will help you reach states of deep relaxation.

This workshop will assist you in releasing any energies, thoughts, and patterns that are no longer serving you, and also help bring revitalizing energy into your body and mind. You will leave feeling refreshed and “re-tuned”, with a sense of restored balance in your mind, body and spirit.

Location: Yogasmith

Exchange: 30$ before December 20th / 35$ after

Date: Jan. 4th, 2014

Time: 4-6pm

Contact me to register now!

Out With The Old – A Yoga Practice For The New Year

In many cultures around the world, the new year is considered an auspicious time in which we have the ability to re-create ourselves and our lives and let go of that which no longer serves us. Bring meaning to your new year by embarking on a journey of detoxification, ritual and rejuvenation.

Our workshop begins with a gentle but extremely potent yoga practice designed to detoxify and purify our physical and energetic bodies of “ama”, which is a Sanskrit word for the toxic sludge that accumulates in our systems over time and causes disease.

Next, we will take time for private, guided reflection around the past and your hopes, dreams and wishes for the future. I will share with you some tools that you can use to help manifest the kind of year that you want to create, and we will bless the new year and release the past together.

Finally, we will enjoy a luxurious restorative yoga practice, designed for deep relaxation and rejuvenation for your body, mind and heart.

You will walk into the new year feeling refreshed, detoxified and clear about your intentions. 

Location: Yogasmith

Exchange: 30 dollars, OR 25 dollars if you also sign up for my Yoga + Sound Healing workshop

Date: January 1st, 2014

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Contact me to register now!


 

THE YOGA OF INITMATE RELATIONSHIPS

Creating and maintaining healthy intimate relationships can be one of the most challenging aspects of life.

Thankfully,  yoga philosophy offers us many different tools for working with and transforming the varied and unique challenges of relating.
Using yogic tools and concepts in our relationships, we find that we can:
– Respond to situations, rather than react
– Connect to the present moment and release ‘baggage’ from past relationships
– Communicate honestly and compassionately
– Find the courage to be vulnerable
– Cultivate the awareness to know what we really need and the courage to ask for it
– Find a more authentic, meaningful sense of  connection to ourselves and to others
When we view our relationships as a part of our yoga practice, we discover within them immense potential for growth, healing and joy. This workshop is an invitation to come and explore the possibility of accessing this potential in your own relationships.
The workshop will include meditation, discussion, and gentle movement. It is open to all persons of every age, ability and background.
Tea and snacks will be provided. Please bring a journal and pen, and wear comfortable clothes.
Location: Yogasmith
Date and Time: October 19th, 12:00 – 5:30 pm
Space is limited; contact me to register now!

Grow Deep Roots; A Mini Yoga Retreat For The Fall Season

Ayurveda (the medicinal aspect of yoga), says that 90% of all diseases are caused by an excess of an energy called vata.

Vata is a nervous, anxious, busy and scattered kind of energy.

Vata energy becomes excessive when we over-schedule our lives, subject our nervous systems to too much stimulation, and spend too much time multi-tasking. Sound familiar? Most of us have excessive vata energy.

 
Signs of excessive vata include;
Anxiety
Nervousness
Restlessness
Over active or scattered mind
Insomnia
Worry / feeling overwhelmed
Physical pain 
Digestive problems

…the list goes on. Over time, excessive vata energy leads to more serious trouble in the body and/or the mind.
 
Fortunately, yoga offers us many tools for working with vata and bringing it back into balance.
Join me for a day of vata – reduction this fall (which happens to be vata season); Take some time to step out of your busy life and let your mind, body and spirit settle. We will ground our energy, breathe, let go and deeply unwind.
Space is limited, so register early to ensure your spot!
Schedule:
12:30-2:00- Gentle, therapeutic yoga and breathing to release tension
2:00-3:00 – Delicious, healing Ayurvedic snacks and herbal tea 
3:00-4:30 – Restorative yoga practice
4:30-5:00 – Yoga Nidra (guided meditation for deep relaxation)
 
Location: Yogasmith
Date and Time: September 29th, 12:30 – 5:00pm

The Second Annual Lotus Yoga Summer Retreat

August 15 – 19, 2013

This summer, hit the ‘pause’ button on your life and take some time to relax and reconnect with yourself, your yoga practice and the natural world.

This extra-long weekend in the middle of August will give you a chance to dive deeply into your yoga practice with over 12 hours of instruction in both active and restorative asana, meditation, pranayama and yoga philosophy, while allowing for plenty of free time to explore the natural beauty of Orcas Island and the fabulous, sauna, hot tubs and cafe at Doe Bay.

During this retreat we will be studying the 5 Mahabhutas, also known as the 5 Elements, or, translated more literally, as the 5 Great States of Existence.

Register online at Lotus Yoga > Retreats or contact me for additional information.

Early bird discount ends June 30th!

Retreat Schedule

Thursday:

  • 3:00 p.m.     Check in begins
  • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.   Opening Practice/Meditation

Friday:

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.     Group Breakfast at The Doe Bay Café
  • 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Yoga Practice/Meditation; Earth
  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.        Restorative Yoga Practice; Air

Saturday:

  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Yoga Practice/Meditation; Water
  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.   Restorative Yoga Practice; Space

Sunday:

  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Yoga Practice/Meditation; Fire
  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Restorative Yoga Practice/Yoga Nidra (guided meditation for deep relaxation)

Monday:

  • 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.  Closing Yoga Practice/Meditation
  • 11:00 a.m. Check out

Deepen Your Practice: a Yoga Retreat on Orcas Island

August 17th – 20th

Hit the ‘pause’ button on your busy life, take some time to slow down, and reconnect with yourself and the natural world.

This long weekend on beautiful Orcas Island will include multiple yoga classes in both active and restorative styles, along with plenty of free time to enjoy nature, meditate, journal, nap, or sit and unwind in the sauna and hot tubs overlooking the bay.

To learn more about this amazing retreat, or to register online, click here.