This is a public event sponsored by the St. Paul Public Libraries!
Come explore the art of laughter to invite more joy, play, and wellbeing into your life with me, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! Because of the deep pranayamic breathing exercises, this form of practice is called Laughter Yoga, but it does not include any physical asanas and can be practiced by people of all ages who are willing to be a little bit silly.
- January 20th, 2:00 pm, George Latimer Central Library
- February 13th, 2:00 pm, West 7th Library
- February 14th, 11:30 pm, Sun Ray Library
Yoga, as we practice it in the US, has been developed by men for a man’s body, not a woman’s. Our curves, our different hormonal cycles, our neurological wiring, and the body tyranny we face in our culture… these all call out for a different way of practicing.
Women’s yoga, as I’ve been studying and practicing it, is about creating space for you as a woman to express and be all of yourself through your body. It is a way of inhabiting your body in an inquisitive way, of coming home to how a pose can flex, move, curve, and flow to feel good and opening and inviting in your woman’s body.
Women’s Yoga is an embodiment practice that includes all impulses of life—messy, chaotic, calm, curvy… however inhabiting your body and life from the inside expresses on the outside. Allowing your body her full expression is what creates the space to deepen your presence and feel more trust and acceptance of yourself. Read more.
I would love to practice with you!
Yoga nidra is as sleep-based, conscious relaxation and meditation technique, also known as yogic sleep. It is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, when your body and mind are completely relaxed, but your deeper awareness is online.
After overviewing the process, you will be led in a yoga nidra meditation, a multi-step process for integration of body, heart, mind, and spirit. We will also discuss the art and energetic benefits of the deep rest yoga nidra provides, and how to cultivate more rest into your life.
Advance registration is required. Registration closes the day prior to the event.
Cancelled–Watch for a New Date in 2020!
Taught by Dave Hall and Katy Taylor at the beautiful, rural Christine Center in Wisconsin.
What does it mean to recover our wholeness?
How is it that we find ourselves, as adults, living in a small room tucked away in a corner of the glorious mansion of ourselves?
What happened to the freedom and joy and possibility that we may remember from our early childhood?
The Enneagram can give us a focusing lens on our core personality type, helping us understand how the world and our families responded to our core needs, desires, and fears—and how we, in turn, responded to the world—creating the partial personality we inhabit now. The Enneagram can also show us, because it is itself a complete model of the human soul, the way to recover our initial wholeness.
We learn about our own core personality type, not to label ourselves or to stuff ourselves into a box, but to understand the nature of the box we already live in—and to see the way out!
Over many years of teaching the Enneagram together, we have developed our own unique way of conveying the riches of this transformational system, incorporating stories, poetry, music, imagery, discussion, and embodied experience, all as ways to help participants find their unique path back to wholeness.
Minimum of 15 students.
More information and registration on the Christine Center website:
The Enneagram types divide symmetrically into a number of triads which reveal similarities about the types in them.
One of these is the Dominant Affect Groups, first named and developed by Don Riso and called the Harmony Triads by David Daniels.
The Dominant Affect triad shows us one of the ways, as a result of our type, that we initially reacted to the loss of direct contact with the Divine. Within each triad, each type lives out a specific flavor of how we manage that loss and, in so doing, resist reality, losing presence.
We must continually practice to undo these underlying orientations to reality in order to be in more direct contact with the Divine. As we do, we not only feel more present, but also in more real contact with others.
We will explore not only the theory, but how we can practice to release the grip of the Dominant Affects and become more whole.
The Law of Three teaches us how to work through the places where we get stuck in dualistic either-or thinking. Learning how to access the Third Force leads to more “Win-Win-Win” outcomes in our lives. And, yes, that makes three wins!
In this workshop, we will explore Gurdjieff’s Process Enneagram to understand how accessing Third Force enables us to jump to a higher “octave” in our work of psycho-spiritual transformation.
Free for members, students, and first-time guests. No advance registration is required.
I’m not teaching a regular class these days, but I will be subbing for Terese Pritchett’s classes for a few weeks if you’d like to study with me. My approach is based on my training in SomaYoga and women’s yoga, and includes a lot of practice with interoception (feeling inside your body for how the movement affects you) and with mindfulness. Read more.
I teach yoga as a way of being present with your body.
You can drop in or register ahead of time:
May 28, Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless
May 29, Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless
May 31, Friday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless
June 3, Monday, 5:30- 6:45, Beginning/Continuing
June 4, Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless
June 5, Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless
June 7, Friday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless
Since we’ll be moving to the Pacific NorthWest this summer, this may be the last chance to study with me!
I’d love to see and practice with you!
You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?
Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.
You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.
This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the contemplative energies of Autumn together: turning within, harvesting everything you’ve created, releasing what no longer serves you.
Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.
The Autumn Mini-Retreat will support you in aligning with the seasonal energies of contemplation, feasting, and letting go, through women’s practices, women’s yoga, insight meditation, intuitive journalling, contemplative solitude, sacred ritual, and creative group practices.
Registration is full! Contact Katy to get on the waiting list.