When: September 8th-11th
What: This class teaches how to listen and feel the inner movements of a person’s body. You will connect to the basic cranial rhythms and see how they impact the body. You will study fascial intelligence, the diaphragm releases, and the cranial lifts. Each day participants will both give and receive a practice session. By the end of this class you will be able to give a full basic craniosacral session.
Instructor: Etienne Peirsman
As a meditator of over 40 years, Etienne Peirsman developed a unique teaching style over the past two decades that adds an extraordinarily compassionate and meditative depth to the methods used by the Upledger Institute and combines a practical, no-nonsense approach with the biodynamic style.
When :: TBD
What :: In our 6.5 hour workshop you can expect to…
- Gather strength, grace and confidence by getting to know your body; help it re-learn, adapt and heal.
- Learn how to get the muscles of your core and pelvic floor working as a coordinated team.
- Identify common habitual movement and breathing patterns that may be maladaptive or dysfunctional which in turn, can cause pain, discomfort and/or pelvic floor disorders.
Why :: We believe that people experience an unnecessary disadvantage when they lack an understanding of the intricate workings of their body. Because of that we are offering a beautiful day of learning and experiencing. Let’s put our shyness to the side and be willing to study the area that’s cautiously referred to as “down there”… your sacred core and pelvic floor.
Instructor :: Kirsten Longmeier and Sarah Rusnak
When: September 15th-18th
What: In this class, you will go beyond working in total silence.
You will practice the use of your “original voice” and help your client to do the same.
Intelligence of cells and organs will be engaged and you will speak directly to structures inside the body.
Techniques on how to release blockages from around your own heart and heart protector and those of your client will be covered.
Since CranioSacral is dependent on the love that the practitioner can allow, everyone who wants to claim this ability has to make sure their heart is as free and open as possible.
Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. Props are used such as blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps. Restorative classes are typically mellow and low-energy, making them a great complement to more active practices (as well as our busy lives) and an excellent antidote to stress. The Sunday class, taught by Kim Miller, offers her therapeutic sound therapy-certified skills!
Our Weekly Movement Classes
Yin Yoga :: Joint Regeneration
This class focuses on mobility, joint health and learning to find expansion in our myofascial system. We focus on holding yin yoga poses for a longer length of time while finding deep openings in the joints and also learning to "work" in stillness. This class is designed for all abilities and experience with yoga.
Yin Yoga + Somatics
Yin yoga focuses on 5-7 poses for the entirety of the class while working through soft tissue release and stretching our joints. Somatic awareness exercises are often woven into these yin classes while bringing awareness to our breath and becoming more conscious of the inner landscape of our neurobiology
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
Classes are donation based and taught by Meridith Siviglia. Meridith is grateful for the opportunity to bring this class to the community and share the gifts of recovery. With a strong held belief that asking for and receiving help is our doorway home to ourselves, these classes will focus on helping us walk through the doorways of our lives. These doorways open our hearts to a new way of loving ourselves and those in our lives. It is through love that we heal.
Community Meditation Class
Classes will be led with rotating instruction from Anne Baggenstoss and Jade Stevens. Anne & Jade are both craniosacral practitioners and have a deep passion for the art of stillness and presence. They look forward to sharing space with the community in this way!
Community Sound Bath Meditation
Join Kim Miller each week as she will be introducing different frequencies and sounds from various sound bath instruments such as chimes, gongs, drums, and singing bowls. Each person will explore their own personal relationship to sound as it guides them to a deeper and more relaxed state.
*Email or call us if you would like to host a private group sound bath!
Sandpoint Women's Red Tent
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Wednesday Ecstatic Dance
The described effects of ecstatic dance include a feeling of connection with others, indeed of "universal relatedness", and with the dancer's own emotions; serving as a meditation, providing a way of coping with stress and restoring serenity; and serving as a spiritual practice.
Hosted by Kristine Kaindle