Upcoming Workshops & Events

Yoga, Live Music and Meditation

with Sujantra McKeever and Nikole Fortier

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered Sept. 30th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2017 Time: 7:00-9:00p
Normal Heights

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This 2-hour workshop is open to all levels and offers you an opportunity to find peace, balance and strength in your body, mind and heart. The program features 60 minutes of yoga, 20 minutes of meditation and 30 minutes of deep relaxation.

Live music deepens the yoga experience and you will receive hands-on yoga adjustments and practical guidance for meditation and deep relaxation (savasana.)

Sujantra is the founder of Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga and will be joined by a guest teacher and musician.

An experience not to be missed!

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Beginner Twists

with Sara Szunyogh

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered Oct. 14th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park, Sky Room

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In this 2 hour workshop we will explore twisting in a safe, breathe guided manor. Setting our foundation and evolving breathe by breathe, we will incorporate the anatomy of a twist from the seat up. This will be a great time to practice commonly taught twists and a way to apply these underutilized and therapeutic movements to the body. Come to appreciate the benefits of twists by relieving back pain, stimulating digestions, toning the abdominal muscles and reducing stress and anxiety. Leave feeling re-energized and refreshed!

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Foundations of Lu Jong Tibetan Healing Yoga

with Farrah Garan

Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 Time: 11:00a-1:00p
Normal Heights

Rooted in Tibetan Medicine, Lu Jong is an ancient practice from the Tantrayana Buddhist tradition developed for self-healing. This comprehensive series of 21 movements releases blockages on the physical, mental and energetic levels. It is a very practical and accessible method for boosting health and happiness, and has profound spiritual benefits as well.

Combining rhythmic movements with smooth breathing, Lu Jong targets specific points on the subtle body channels, massaging them to be more open and reestablishing the free flow of the blood, breath and energy. It includes exercises for the spine, joint mobility, organ function and common imbalances, such as poor digestion, the senses and depression.

This workshop combines practice and theory. Learn a complete 15-min movement sequence that nurtures the spine—the root of our health—and balances the five elements, which are the foundation of a functional body and mind. Participants will also learn about the subtle body, principles of Tibetan Medicine, five elements theory and Tantrayana Buddhism. All ages, abilities and beliefs welcome.

$25

Teacher:
Farrah Garan teaches Tibetan healing movement practices that empower us to cultivate a calm mind, vibrant energy and an open heart, including Lu Jong yoga, Tog Chöd sword dance, and Tsa Lung breathwork. Farrah received the precious Tantrayana tradition from her teacher, Tulku Lobsang. She has worked closely with Tulku Lobsang since 2002, as a student, chairwoman of the US branch of his organization, the North American Tour Coordinator, and as an employee of Nangten Menlang International. She has been integral in developing the Lu Jong Teacher Certification program, manual and curriculum. Farrah continues to develop the teacher certification programs so that more people can help spread these beneficial methods.

For more information and to register for this special event, please visit tibetanhealingmovement.com/events or contact Farrah Ganan at [email protected]

Fly Free: The Art of Arm Balancing

with Lena Schmidt

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered Oct. 21st, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
Normal Heights

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In this two-hour workshop we’ll find solid grounding, build up courage and strength, and take flight together.

Workshop includes all-levels yoga asana, pose-breakdowns, discussion, and guided relaxation.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Thai Massage Open House

with Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies

FREE FOR EVERYONE
Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Time: 7:00-10:00p
East Room, Normal Heights

You’re invited to Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga for the Blue Lotus Healing Studies Open House! We will celebrate the coming together of our “same but different” missions!

There will be a free introduction to Thai massage where you can learn some easy Thai moves to practice on your friends and family. Of course, don’t forget, about the yummy Thai food!

Come one, come all, and bring your friends for the Thai-m of your life!

This is a free event.

For more information and to register for this special event, please visit http://bluelotusthai.com/workshops/open-house-pilgrimage/

Introduction to Thai Bodywork

with Paul Fowler of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies

$300 if registered by 10/20/17; $370 after.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th, 2017 Time: 11:30a-8:30p
East Room, Normal Heights

This weekend course is a wonderful option for massage therapists looking to get inspired with new ways to move, stretch and use compression on their clients. The workshop is also appropriate for yoga teachers and those who are curious about the practice.

Paul Fowler has been teaching this course since 2003 and has been practicing Thai bodywork since 1999. Students have the opportunity to hear stories from Paul’s yearly trips to Thailand as he shares a clear understanding of body mechanics and energetic connections. Paul brings a sense of humor to his teachings that keeps the class fun and informative. Light-bulb moments are guaranteed!

$300 if registered by 10/20/17; $370 after.

Qualifies for 16 NCBTMB CEU’s.

For more information and to register for this special event, please visit http://bluelotusthai.com/workshops/intro-to-thai-bodywork-ca/

Enhance Your Dance: Yoga Trance Dance

with Lauren Robinson

Date: Saturday November 4, 2017 Time: 7:00-9:00p
Normal Heights – Main Studio

Yoga Trance Dance is a contemporary exploration of the spirit of yoga + dance. Connect through rhythmic sounds by DJ Steve Vansickle and heart-centered creative movement, Led by Love with Lauren Robinson. Our collective will flow from guided yoga into a trance dance of self-expression.

The Flow:

7:00 – 7:30 – We will begin by enhancing our dance experience through a special invocation ceremony with essential oils that will elevate your mindstate.

7:30 – 8:30 – Dive into the heart of Yoga Trance Dance!

8:30 – 9:00 – The night ends in a sound-healing savasana accompanied with poetry reading and lavender essential oil.

*We recommend arriving with ample time to find street-parking. Mat optional, only bring if desired for savasana.

Your Hosts: Lauren Robinson, RYT-200, Reiki, and Myofascial Release Practitioner is dedicated to healing the mind, body and soul through creative movement. Having completed her 200-hour Prana Vinyasa® Yoga certification in Raleigh, NC she transitioned to the west coast and currently resides in San Diego, studying under global Prana Vinyasa teacher, Shiva Rea. Lauren is actively working towards her 500-hour certification where she has expanded her skills to include pre-natal and Yoga Trance Dance® offerings.

“I was introduced to yoga during a particularly challenging time in my life and was in need of deep healing. I fell in love with Prana Vinyasa® because it was unlike any yoga class I had ever been to. In Prana Vinyasa®, the breath is intelligently sequenced with each movement, creating a truly transformational mind AND body experience. In the most positive way imaginable, yoga radically shifted my mental and physical health. I know in my heart that I’m meant to share this powerful practice with others.”

$25

To register for this special event, please contact Lauren Robinson at
[email protected]

Finding Happiness with Yoga: Compassion, Empathy and Non-Violence

with Sujantra McKeever and Danielle Brand-LeMond

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered Nov. 4th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park – Sky Room

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Join Sujantra McKeever and Danielle Brand-LeMond in this 2-hour program which will introduce you to the yogic concept of ahimsa (non-harming or nonviolence) and help you begin to apply these principles to personal relationships and social issues, as used by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Program features:
– Yoga philosophy
– Discussion
– Yoga postures
– Meditation
– Journaling

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Heart Openers

with Emily Ruth

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered Nov. 11th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 18th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
Normal Heights – Main Studio

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This two-hour workshop will focus on the energetic and anatomical aspects of the heart center, the space where the energy of body and spirit come together.

We’ll focus on finding greater range of motion through the upper back, shoulders, and chest and how that affects a sense of ease throughout the entire body. You’ll learn trigger points to release heart energies in the energetic body and asanas (poses) to both strengthen your practice and cultivate nourishment and self-love.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Thanksgiving Day: Out of the Kitchen and on to the Mat

with Jamie Martin

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00-9:15a
Normal Heights – East Room

Join Jamie Martin on Thanksgiving Day for an all-levels gratitude flow and meditation.

Free to Attend*

Limited space. To register for this special class, please email Jamie at [email protected]

*Donations welcome and gratefully donated to SD Food Bank.

What My Teacher Taught Me: A Journey into the Heart of Spirituality

with Sujantra McKeever

FREE FOR EVERYONE
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 Time: 1:00-4:00p
Normal Heights – East Room

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Join Sujantra McKeever, founder of Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, on a 3-hour journey into the heart of spirituality:

-Hear Sujantra’s personal stories of working with his spiritual teacher for 27 years.
-Learn techniques for concentration, meditation, and transformation.
-Explore painting, journaling, and music as vehicles for personal growth.
-Experience the opening of your spiritual heart.

Touch of Thai

with Paul Fowler of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies

Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00p
Normal Heights – Main Studio

This 2.5 hour class is a joyous romp through the world of healing touch as it is known in Thailand. You may find yourself being gently pulled into a glorious twist, or perhaps you will be therapeutically sitting on someone’s leg. You read that right. In Thai massage, we like to sit on people, walk on people, and stretch them out in all kinds of ways. It’s like yoga for lazy people! This class will not only teach you how to give and receive this unusual and amazing form of bodywork, but you will learn some relaxing meditation techniques and a little about the history and culture of Thailand as well. So the next time you walk into a Thai restaurant, you will be able to greet your hosts in Thai, thank them for the delicious meal and give them a Thai massage!

Jadi Engels, MA, RYT, INHC, is a yoga, meditation, and Thai bodywork student and teacher in Santa Monica, CA. She is so grateful to have come into union with these practices and teachings, and for how they continue to transform her experience of life. Her passion is in sharing yogic and other philosophical teachings and practices in a way that directly relates to living in the modern world with greater ease.

$20

For more information and to register for this special event, please visit http://bluelotusthai.com/workshops/touch-of-thai-san-diego-ca/