Special Ongoing Events
DHARMA CLASS with Keith Porteous
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Mid-City Mandir. Please check the online schedule for cancellations.
Described as ‘simultaneously relaxed and profound’, this informal gathering welcomes all and encourages personal reflection on the text. This course is an excellent continuing education option for teachers and students who want to study the philosophies of yoga and Buddhism and put them into practice in their lives. Class is offered by donation; your support is appreciated.
Please note that the first Wednesday of every month will be Singing Circle, rather than Dharma class. Singing Circle is a chance to experience the teachings in a non-intellectual, fully embodied way. If you enjoy the chanting at the beginning of a Jivamukti or Swan River Yoga class, this class is for you.
For course materials and more info, please visit http://www.swanriveryoga.com/dharma
SOUNDBATH with Michelle Baker & Rob Dill
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00PM at the Mid-City Mandir. Please check the online schedule for dates.
This is a Swan River Yoga Original! 2 teachers and musicians will be present to serve you as you bathe in sacred sounds, music, and love songs from India and beyond. 40 Crystal bowls will soothe you along with a giant gong and other unique, high frequency instruments to break and clear energetic patterns within you, soothe the nervous system and activate the chakra points. This is an experience like no other – heavenly, celestial and familiar. With the unique 2 hour journey of restorative yoga, Thai yoga therapeutics and sacred sounds in healing hands you cannot go wrong. All things come from sound. All things are sound. All things go back to sound.
ENERGY CLEARING CLASS with Michelle Baker
Please check the online schedule for dates.
Open to all beings. No experience is necessary. No yoga asana will take place. This is not a Reiki Training but an open class. This will be deeply clearing and self empowering. There are numerous Reiki tools that are are to the public offered in our Reiki Trainings that many beings can learn to do without learning how to give Reiki. If ever you have felt energetically heavy, disturbed, vulnerable, thrown off center, or weighted down, there are very accessible tools you can practice daily as to clear yourself energy body, called the Pranic Body.
In this class, you will go through many of the same exercises we do in our Reiki trainings that are appropriate to share without going through the training, yet we will not share Reiki on anyone but ourselves. Especially in Reiki 1, numerous techniques are given so that one can learn to clear themselves. Especially done over the course of a weekend, you will feel tremendously light filled response.
YOGA FUNDAMENTALS with Kelly Haas
Usually staarts on Mondays at the beginning of the month. Please check the online schedule for dates.
Pure Beginners – Semi-Private Series for New Students With Kelly Haas
Always wanted to try yoga, and not sure where to begin? Not quite ready to jump into a public class? Looking for a breakdown of the fundamentals of yoga? Take a deep breath. This series is for you!
In this 4- week series, created exclusively for beginners, we will cover: -the names and mechanics of key yoga postures -creating a solid foundation -alignment techniques to keep you practicing safely – breathing exercises to support your practice from the inside out – how to use props for support and modifications. Start your practice safely in a welcoming environment, with specific emphasis on your personal alignment needs. Our group will be small (Capacity 9).
YOGA NIDRA/YOGIC SLEEP with Michelle Baker
Please check the online schedule for dates.
Yoga Nidra, translated as “union with the deep unconscious, untethered state” is a guided lying down practice where space is held to heal and access the subtle flow of energy (prana). It is a conscious state of deep relaxation where the body is asleep yet the mind is awake in active trance and participation. This yogic practice reveals the power of stillness where you activate a specific healing process on an energetic level. One session is thought to be as healing and nourishing as 3 hours of deep sleep, yet there is clear guidance into healing particular aspects of your body, be it trauma, accidents, disease and physical conditions & imbalances, disorders, problems sleeping, addictions as well as healing consciousness, chakras, koshas, emotions, memories, routines, patterns or thought forms. It is perfect if you need a personal time to go deep, to be still and to be silent, healing the sympathetic nervous system.
Done lying down, please bring anything that makes you feel comfortable for the deep sleep state. (personal blankets, pillows, shawls) We too have proper props and blankets for you to attain deep rest. This session will remove blockages and support deep healing. It will empower you to access the creative principle where potentiality and creating quick shifts is possible. Very deep results often come about from these sessions. For this reason it is encouraged that you are silent after class and process the visions and sensations you had.
All levels and bodily conditions, ages and abilities are encouraged to come. Proper tools are available to make it accessible for anyone and no experience is necessary beyond a willingness to surrender and heal past impressions. The first 20 minutes will be an explanation of the affects of Yoga Nidra as well as it’s origin and 60 minutes will be a deep healing, lying down, where you are asked to no longer move once the visualization session begins. There will be a chance afterward to either continue sitting in silence or to comment on your experiences or ask questions.