East Meets West Yoga Center

Events

Wednesday, June 6

Swami Kena Returns to East Meets West Yoga

Come and enjoy an evening of meditation with Swami Ken, and experience pure bliss. There is a silent place where your deepest questions are answered. If you are a beginner, or have been meditating for years, come and join Swami Ken in a one hour meditation. Swami Ken will answer questions afterwards. Event by donation. All donations support Swami Ken.

Friday, June 22

Summer Solstice Celebration with Woven Green

Chakra Sound Attunement Workshop with Woven Green

This is a full immersion sound and movement workshop designed specifically to attune and activate the 7 energy centers within the body.

In the first hour, you’ll learn about the healing power of sound and be guided through sacred mantra chants and heartfelt expressive movement with live music grooves. Instrumentation includes, electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, world flutes, ethnic beats, singing, effects and loops, performed by award-winning musical duo, Woven Green.

The second hour of this workshop segues from movement to optional seated or savasana postures into the Chakra sound attunement. The sound attunement is an energetic activation and re-balancing of the Chakra system (or energy centers in the body). Attendees will be gently guided through the process of humming or toning through each chakra and chanting the Bija Mantras, or seed syllables for each chakra.

The program concludes with an extended savasana sound bath meditation that is designed to enhance inner vision.

Prepare for a transformational and uplifting experience! Audiences report profound transcendental experiences, enhanced inner vision, and stress relief.

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Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24

The Supportive Psoas featuring Leila Stuart

Drawing from her forthcoming book co-authored with Donna Farhi “Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease”, Leila will teach a two day workshop with a focus on the psoas.

THE PSOAS IS A TRULY YOGIC MUSCLE, bridging the body back to front, top to bottom, core to periphery, spine to limbs and Heaven to Earth. Though hidden deep within the body, the psoas is one of the most important muscles of the human structure. It has a multi-dimensional influence on your experience of stability, strength, ease and connectedness. When gently and sensitively accessed experientially using yoga therapy principles, the psoas can initiate a process of deep inner transformation as well as healing back pain, pelvic instability, digestive issues and a multitude of other physical conditions.

IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU WILL LEARN TO:

* Access, relax and lengthen your psoas to its maximum resting length through experiential anatomy.
Experience your psoas as a source of core stability and centrally initiated movement.
Consciously engage your psoas to fully enjoy the benefits of asana through integrated movement that emanates from the core.
Utilize inquiry to experience the shift in consciousness that can occur with dynamic engagement of your psoas.
Access your psoas as a tool to experience a reproducible sense of being centered in yourself and accessing authentic power.
Explore the role of your psoas in spinal, hip and pelvic alignment, stability and dysfunction.
Utilize your psoas muscle in activities of daily living so movement is safer, stronger and more integrated

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June 29 & June 30

Two Days! Jamie Elmer returns for Workshops to include PhysioStride!

June 29: PhysioStride Workshop from 5:00 – 8:30 pm
PhysioSTRIDE™ is a system of analyzing and improving gait, posture and breath to help alleviate pain, heal injuries, build strength and improve balance. The PhysioSTRIDE™ system of analyzing how we walk, stand and sit has numerous physical benefits from healing plantar fasciitis and back pain, to helping prevent falls in older adults. Individuals with chronic pain and mobility issues including scoliosis, knock knee, orthopedic surgeries of all kinds, osteoporosis, arthritis and more, have benefited from the results of PhysioSTRIDE™. The PhysioSTRIDE™ workshop is a great group introduction to this system and the main principles of this work. We’ll practice walking and you’ll be given specific take home exercises in order to integrate new habits and a more balanced body. PhysioSTRIDE™ is suitable for all ages and physical abilities.

June 30: Align & Refine from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
In this workshop class, aligning and refining your practice does not mean that you will push hard to the point of discomfort or injury. It does not mean that you\’ll tie yourself up in a pretzel shape — sometimes mistaken for a yoga pose. Instead, in Align and Refine, you\’ll lean more about how your body actually works and moves, so that you can achieve a balanced, strong and lengthened pose appropriate for you as an individual.

June 30: Calling ALL Teachers! Seeing Bodies from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
You\’ll leave this workshop understanding what the priority is in each pose, how your body and your student\’s body functions on an anatomical level, and have verbal cue options to help you teach each pose well. In SEEING BODIES, we will focus on parallel poses: low lunge, high lunge, crescent, warrior 1, warrior 3, standing splits. All of these poses can help to strengthen the hips, and lengthen the spine.

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Saturday, July 14

Reiki Level II Training

Reiki Level II Training
Saturday, July 14
10:30am–6:30pm
Fee: $300.00

In this class students will go deeper into their study of Reiki with the introduction of the Reiki symbols and mantras. You will learn how to do long distance healing, absentee healing, and healing beyond time: working with the past, present and future.

Reiki Level 2 is also particularly effective in working with those wishing to break free of habitual patterns and addictive behaviors. You will receive the Reiki 2 attunement that will be sealed in you for life.

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Saturday, July 14

Ayurveda Daily Essential Rituals & Essential Oils with Susan Weis-Bohlen

Ayurveda places great importance on Daily Rituals, called dinacharya in Sanskrit. Susan will teach how to gain the most benefit from these practices and how to create your own daily routine based on your needs and your schedule. This experiential workshop will show you what to do from the moment you wake up until you are ready to begin your day. The Dinacharya helps you move gracefully into your day by removing toxins that have built up overnight, as well as offering a plan to protect you from environmental toxins you will encounter in your day. From abyangha (self massage with medicated oils), oil pulling, meditation, yoga, breakfast and more, you will learn how to start your day in an entirely new way! And you will feel great doing it. A brief intro to Ayurveda will be offered. Susan is the author of the best-selling Ayurveda Beginner\’s Guide: Essential Principles and Practices to Balance & Heal Naturally (available for sale at East Meets West Yoga)

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July 27 - 29, 2018

Full Moon Women's Retreat

Are you ready to rise up to your full potential? To join together and consciously birth a personal and collective metamorphosis?

Join with Sisters and Goddesses at Galleywinter Farm in beautiful Afton, VA, to connect with your Self, each other and the larger collective under the Full Moon in Aquarius and total lunar eclipse in this women’s retreat to celebrate the revolutionary in each of us.

This sacred women’s weekend features:

• Yogastrology® ceremony to embody the qualities of the total lunar eclipse of the Full Moon in Aquarius aligning with the feminine, intuitive, receptive, yin energy of the moon and the revolutionary, humanitarian of Aquarius.

• Mid-morning yoga practices to open the body and allow greater flow of prana, clarity, ease and grace.

• Afternoon hiking on Saturday in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains communing with the healing and inspiring qualities of Mother Nature, including yoga and meditation.

• Sound Healing on Saturday evening featuring Dominique Clothiaux, using Crystal Singing Bowls and Gongs. Dominique creates an environment conducive to deep relaxation, enhanced energy movement in the body, and profound healing effects. We are excited to offer this vibrational healing in the full moon phase.

• Ritual to join with like-minded sisters to manifest a shared intention.

• An intuitive journey with oracle cards to better understand your current challenge(s) and how to work with and/or overcome them in new and revolutionary ways.

• Included in this Retreat: Fresh organic meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the hosts at Galleywinter Farm. Meals will begin with dinner on Friday evening, three meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and lunch. Fresh fruit, tea, and healthy snacks are available throughout the retreat. The meals will be largely vegan, catering to gluten-free diets. Meats are occasionally included on the side. A small quantity of particular foods you may require is easily accommodated.

• Cavorting, dancing, merry making under the light of the Full Moon!

This amazing event is open to 10 adventurous women! Don’t hesitate to reserve your space for this amazing event.

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November 9 - 11, 2018

Late Fall Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation

Friday – Sunday, November 9, 10, 11, 2018

Late Fall Self-Care Retreat: Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation with Susan Weis-Bohlen and Dawn Curtis

Self-care begins with SELF. Join us for the weekend retreat as we learn how to take care of ourselves first. In order for us to be there for others, we must go within and see what it is we need to feel good, re-energize, de-stress, sleep well and learn how to do nothing. It is in that down time that the body can heal deeply. Come learn the how Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health and well-being, along with her sister-sciences of yoga and meditation, can help you feel better, body, mind and soul.

The weekend will include Ayurvedic (vegetarian) cooking classes, lectures, yoga, mindful walks, meditation and silence. We will be housed together on a beautiful farm in Afton, Va. surrounded by incredible beauty, animals and nature.

The Galleywinter Farm Retreat Center will be our home for the weekend. Space is limited to 12 people so please sign up as soon as you can. Please make your room accommodations here: http://www.leadingforth.com/accommodations

Retreat Cost (includes food, materials and all classes): $599. To register please email: susan@breatheayurveda.com or dawn@eastmeetswestcenter.com

We will begin the retreat at 5 pm on Friday November 9 and end on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm.

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