with Allison Dennis, Tuesdays in October, 6:00-7:30pm
10/5: Who is Rama?
10/12: Who is Sita?
10/19: Who is Hanuman?
10/26: Ramayana Kirtan + Yoga Nidra with Guided Relaxation and Music
with Allison Dennis
A Storytelling Event: Lift Love and Ease Isolation, October 22 – 24 | Cost: $180
Friday: 4:00-6:00pm MT: The birth of Rama and the Exile from his Kingdom
Saturday: 4:00-6:00pm MT: The Golden Deer, the Power of Love, and the Development of Humility
Sunday: 2:00-4:00pm MT: The Battle for Connection & the Necessity of Faith, followed by Q&A
Join Allison Dennis for a mythological immersion into the timeless epic tale of love, loss, and reconnection, The Ramayana. This is a story about separation, and the trials and tribulations we experience as we move back towards center seeking wholeness. It’s a magical myth of friendship, camaraderie, and the enduring quality of love that always prevails in the end.
The Ramayana offers inspiration around how to rally behind the principles of unconditional love, humility, and heroism in our efforts to be relative to the world around us, as well as how to be relative to our own inner landscapes. These stories are medicine that activate our sense of wonder, and have infused within them remedies for the feelings of isolation we so often latch onto in the modern world. Allison will sprinkle in kirtan chants throughout, adding music and mantra to elevate the experience.
Classes and workshops November 12 – 14
Nicole teaches in the flowing vinyasa style. Her classes feature Sanskrit mantra and chanting, breath and alignment awareness, hands-on assists, meditation and choreographic sequencing. She weaves a modern spirited take on ancient yogic and
Tibetan Buddhist philosophy throughout. Accessible to all levels from basic beginner to advanced, her classes encourage each student to explore their own potential for personal transformation, balance and joy.
with Steven Viellette, every second and fourth Sunday of the month, Cost: $35
The gong is a psycho-acoustic gateway to heightened states of awareness and consciousness. The overtones and undertones of the gong create a field of harmonics that stimulate the cells of our body to vibrate in harmony, restoring balance through deep states of relaxation. The sound waves and frequencies generated by the gong alter our brainwave patterns, moving us from high beta (waking state) to alpha, then theta and even into delta (deep meditative state). When this happens the sympathetic nervous system (flight or fight response) is turned off and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest response) is activated, resulting in healing on a molecular level. In the beginning there was sound, then light, energy, matter, then more. Everything in the whole universe is vibrating all the time – even things that appear still, and even the cells of our bodies. Gong immersion invites us to tune in to the ways in which our own vibrations are a part of a much grander symphony of sound.