I am so delighted to be partnering with Mountain Air Dance to offer three summer camps this year! My children have been enjoying learning all kinds of skills on the aerial silks, hammock, and trapeze with Cathy of Mountain Air Dance and I have been enjoying teaching several children’s yoga classes a week since the Fall of 2014 so it seemed a natural fit for us to work together offering a one-of-a-kind movement camp for children ages 4-12 this summer. There are three separate week long options to choose from, one week each month of the summer. Please head over to Mountain Air Dance’s website for registration information. It’s going to be so much fun!
I’m excited to offer two afternoon gong workshops at Your Yoga’s Emerson location in March- one on 3/1 and another on 3/29.
The Gong & Nervous System Regeneration: A Pranayama & Sound Immersion Experience
Sunday, March 1, 3-5 pm
$20, $15 with Your Yoga membership
The gong can regenerate the neurons and their interconnections. It is useful for anyone who needs to resist the ravages of stress. This workshop has three parts. First the body is prepared with vigorous pranayama (breath control) exercises, then the gong is played for a 45 minute supine meditation, followed by a deep relaxation.
The Gong & Projection into Sach Khand: A Kundalini Yoga & Sound Immersion Experience
Sunday, March 29, 3-5 pm
$20, $15 with Your Yoga membership
Strengthen the nerves and experience the neutral realm called “sach khand,” the realm of truth, healing, insight, intuition, and service. Experiences will vary but often include a sense of travel and projection. First we will practice a series of yoga exercises and mantra chanting to stimulate the kundalini energy and to prepare the physical body to let the mental body project to the neutral realm. Then we move into a 22 minute seated gong meditation. We will end with a traditional supine deep relaxation.
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I feel so lucky and so blessed that the gong is finally here. An instrument as fine as this is so special and I am eternally grateful to everyone who contributed financially to help manifest this potent gong sound therapy right here in Bozeman, Montana. Since it’s arrival, I have had the great honor of playing it for family, friends, students, other teachers, and even people I had otherwise never met before! I love sensing and feeling the shifts that take place in those resting and relaxing while I play for them, and I love falling into the flow and grace that playing the gong induces. I am in awe of it’s powerful resonance and ability to transform. I hope you’ll decide to try it for yourself!
“The gong is very simple. It is an inter-vibratory system. It is the sound of Creativity itself. The gong is nothing more, nothing less. One who plays the gong plays the universe. The gong is not an ordinary thing to play. Out of it came all music, all sounds, and all words. The sound of the gong is the nucleus of the Word.” ~Yogi Bhajan
“The gong is a sacred threshold. It is a portal that links the finite and the infinite experience of the self. The most sublime instrument of the Yogi is the Gong. It is a musical instrument, a healing tool for the nervous system and a cauldron in which you can create alchemical blends of qualities that open and develop the inner self. The sound of the gong creates deep relaxation, releases you from the torrent of thoughts and stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning. The gong impacts the body and it’s meridians. It releases blocks, reduces tension, and stimulates circulation. The result of this is a reorganization of the emotional energy and feelings that are tied into the body structure.”
Excerpted from The Art of the Gong in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D. and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
I am pleased to announce that I am now offering private Gong Sound Therapy Sessions in addition to playing the gong during savasana after select classes and workshops. My instrument is a hand selected 32 inch Paiste Symphonic Gong from Soul of the Gong. The gong is the most potent form of sound therapy I’ve ever come across, and I would be honored to play for you. Choose from 90 minute (Yoga, Meditation, and Gong), 60 minute (Yoga & Gong), and 30 minute (Gong only) options. Private and Semi-Private appointments are available. Please call me at (406) 595-2547 to arrange a session.
Sat Nam! I’m so delighted to announce that Crown of Eternity is coming to Bozeman to offer a Sound Immersion!
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or cushion for your comfort for an extended period of lying on the floor.
Together, Mike and Gallina have developed their own style of relating to the therapeutic vibrations of the Gong incorporating ancient wisdom and infusing it with creativity, playfulness and joy. There is an expansive, blissful, ethereal and epic quality to all of Crown of Eternity’s music. They are truly immersed in vibration. They are touring in 2015 in support of their Gong CD: ‘Earth in Space’ and Mantra CDs: ‘Vibrate the Cosmos’and ‘The Cosmos Shall Clear The Path’ which were released in 2014. Whether they are bathing you in the complex harmonics of multiple gongs or their cosmic renditions of sacred Kundalini Yoga mantras Crown of Eternity delivers a vibrational experience like no other!!!
Sat Nam! We are moving into February again, with lots of Valentine’s love and of course holiday commercialism in the air. This time of year can be overwhelming whether you’re single or in a partnership due to the pressure to either 1) have a lover to spend Valentine’s Day with or 2) please your partner with just the right date, gift, surprise lingerie…. you get the idea. I like to offer my popular “Blissful Heart” workshop this time of year because it really offers so much to all women, regardless of their relationship status. The workshop includes Kundalini Yoga that focuses on the heart center as well as relationship specific meditations for healing a broken heart, transforming your karma with men, clearing the energetic imprints of your past lovers, and elevating the men in your life. The first time I taught this workshop a few years ago, I couldn’t believe it when FORTY TWO women showed up! These were women from all walks of life, spanning several generations, all there to heal, open, and uplift from the heart. It is a beautiful, powerful, incredible experience beyond words to be in the company of women practicing together. I hope you’ll join us again this Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Your Yoga (Emerson Center, suite 223) from noon-3 pm. $25, or $20 with Your Yoga membership (monthly unlimited pass). Check out the event page on Facebook!
Your Yoga is now located upstairs in The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, suite 223!
It’s a lovely studio space with wood floors, big windows, and a gorgeous new paint job.
Join me there at 9 am on Sunday mornings for Kundalini Yoga!
*Edited on 2/1/15 with this Update: Your Yoga now has TWO locations! The Emerson location remains and a second (larger and even more beautiful) studio is now open at 20 E. Main, second floor. At the time of this update, all Kundalini Yoga classes will be held at the Emerson location.*
Over the past 9 months, I’ve been studying Hatha Yoga with local teacher Nancy Ruby in her YogaMotion teacher training. It’s been an incredible journey of transformation infused with love and joy. Here I am accepting my certificate at our teacher training graduation ceremony last night. I look forward to sharing BOTH Kundalini and Hatha Yoga with our sweet community! Namaste!
(photo credit Neil Hetherington)