Ayurveda 101- You are what you digest!
with Kelley Rush
Sept 16 • 10am-Noon • $30 ($25 before 9/14)
Ayurveda, the ancient sister life science to Yoga, puts great emphasis on lifestyle, nutrition and seasonal routines to have a healthy balance in your life. According to Ayurveda “you are what you digest”, and it places emphasis on the rituals of how to incorporate this in a simple way into your busy life.
Kelley Rush teaches you simple and practical ways to incorporate holistic and seasonal nutrition into your busy schedule. You also learn how and why to say NEVER AGAIN to all fad diets! Instead, you will have the backing of 5000-year-old wisdom on what keeps our digestion and our health at its best!
This discussion covers: An ayurvedic constitution quiz to establish your Ayurvedic prakriti, dietary guidelines – what, when, and how, herbs and spices and how to use them, incompatible food combinations, the Ayurvedic concepts of Agni (the digestive fire) and Ama (undigested toxic matter).
The Art of the Lotus
with Carrie Schmitt
Sept 28 • 6:30-8:30pm • $65
Join artist and yoga teacher Carrie Schmitt for an evening of artmaking, creative movement and beautiful celebration! We will begin with a short meditation followed by a gentle flowing movement to prepare for joyful artmaking. Carrie will walk you step by step through this no-stress process to creae a one of a kind lotus art using collage materials and paint. No are experience required. This is a project everyone can do!
All materials are covered for you to everything you need to create your lotus. However you are invited to bring in any decorative papers or emphera that you would like to include to personalize your painting. This includes old photos, stationary, love letters, newspaper clippings, etc. Please get creative with this!
Optional social time afterwards from 8:30 – 9:00 to share your art and reflections and have snacks.
A Weekend of Ceremony: Sweat Lodge
with Gregory Jamiel & Special Guests
Oct 19-21 • Pricing Options Below
Greg Jamiel invite’s you to join us for a powerful weekend of Ceremony to help you connect, in an authentic way, to the natural world around us while deepening the relationship to your ancestors, your heart, and your Spirit.
Over the weekend we will learn about the traditional role of the Sweat Lodge, Grandfather Fire, the Four Directions and how to set intentions or prayers for your life. Friday night we will participate in ‘Fire at Night’, our Fire Ceremony which will get you more familiar with the protocol of the Sweat Lodge. This Fire Ceremony will take place in the Two Rivers Yoga studio and we will incorporate yoga asanas (yoga poses) into the Ceremony while working with the Four Directions.
Saturday, we will build our Sweat Lodge together for the first half of the day. In the afternoon, Greg will be offering Private Personal Ceremonies for people. If you aren’t interested in a Personal Ceremony, the afternoon is free for you to relax, go for a hike by the river, or explore Carnation.
Sunday morning we will wake up early to light the fire for our Sweat Lodge. Once the fire gets the stones nice and hot, we will participate in our Sweat Lodge Ceremony. After the Sweat Lodge we will have a short closing circle and then you will have the remainder of the day to enjoy at your leisure.
Experience these teachings first hand and take home a reservoir of knowledge that will provide a strong foundation to deepen your personal Ceremony. Learn to connect to your own heart and voice in the most authentic way. You will learn practical ways to take these ceremonial experiences and integrate them into your yoga practice and intention setting process.
The Sweat Lodge portion will be limited to 20 people. The ‘Fire at Night’ & Personal Ceremonies are open to many more. ****Unfortunately, women who are on their moon will not be able to be INSIDE the Sweat Lodge with us during the Sweat Lodge Ceremony, but can participate outside the Sweat Lodge if they choose to.****
We are asking that you register with a $20 deposit here online, then Greg will contact you to see which portions of this weekend you are interested in participating in. When you arrive, you will bring the remainder of your donation in cash.
•Camping on the Two Rivers land for free
•Reserve your own lodging in Carnation, or town close by
Healthy meals are included for those who are participating in the full weekend!
Options and Pricing:
•’Fire at Night’ Yoga Ceremony (Fri) $25
•Sweat Lodge Ceremony (Sat & Sun) $200
•Private Personal Ceremony (Sat) $75
(Personal Ceremonies will be offered Saturday & Sunday afternoon depending on how many people would like one)
For years Gregory has been, and continues to be mentored by two Native American Chief’s here in Washington and has been authorized to lead this Sweat Lodge Ceremony by them. He has participated in and lead many traditional Ceremonies around the world over the past 10 years.
Please contact Greg with ANY questions you might have!
503.523.9800 • email@example.com
The Death Meditation
with Greg & Kelley
Nov 1 • 7-9pm • $30
If there exists one experience that, throughout history and around the world, binds mankind together, it is death.
Death is something we all must face — no exercise or diet regimen, no meditation techniques, no amount of money can avoid it. It is the great equalizer.
This meditation will provide you rich & visceral information about where you have been holding back from living your most vibrant life! We are in fall, the season where our natural surroundings are in a constant state of flux, change, and transformation right before our eyes. The leaves are dancing with vibrant explosions of color before they slip into the deep sleep of winter. On Thursday, November 1 from 7-9pm you are cordially invited to experience The Death Meditation, one of our most powerful guided Ceremonies, which encourages you to savor and be grateful for your life, by contemplating your death.
What To Expect:
We will begin the Ceremony with a Drum Circle chanting The Heart Sutra helping us create a safe and open internal arena to explore, and opening the connection between our heart and mind.
After the Drum Circle we will do a gentle All-Levels Yoga Class to connect more deeply with our physical bodies.
Finally, we will gather our journals and experience what it would be like if we knew we would be dead in 1 hour. As we move through this Guided Meditation you will be asked what dreams & goals you set for yourself that you never accomplished, and what stopped you. You will write letters to loved ones. You will express where in your life you held yourself back, and why. As you come back from the brink of death with the desire to savor your life… you will have pages filled with personal & valuable information on where you are holding yourself back, or what situations are stopping you from living your most passionate, vibrant, and connected life!
Greg and Kelley have lead this powerful meditation many times, and they are respectful of the emotions that come up for people while in this process. You can trust that both Greg & Kelley create a strong, safe container for you to be held in this Ceremony. Greg has danced with death consistently having lost both his parents, and 6 aunts & uncles in the past few years. Kelley has lost many loved ones and dear friends over the past few years and has also contemplated her own mortality with her breast cancer diagnosis.
The Art of Self Care
with Kelley Rush
Nov 4 • 1-3pm • $30
Back by popular demand! In this workshop, Kelley Rush will teach you how to establish daily healthy practices to help you get grounded & feel nourished, whether you have 5 minutes, or longer. Kelley will draw from years of experience, and her own personal tool box using Yoga, Ayerveda (sister science to Yoga), Pranayama (breathing practice), Essential Oils, affirmations and much, much more.YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!
*Please bring a pen, paper, dry brush, neti pot, (yes, there will be a demo) and a towel, ( you will be using oils)!
** Rite Aid and Target have Neti Pots and Soft Dry Brushes
Gifts from the Heart
with Kelley & Greg
Dec 2 • 3-5:30pm • $50
This holiday season, take some creative time to gather with our community and make handmade gifts to give to your loved ones from your heart, not from a store!
You are invited to join Kelley & Greg at their house next to Two Rivers Yoga Studio to make personalized gifts for your loved ones! We will learn about different properties about some of the oils & flowers we will use to customize our gifts specifically for the needs of the recipient. Along with making gifts for others, we will also make some gifts for ourself to bring in more Beauty to our own daily lives.
Gifts we will make together:
• Handmade Soaps • Garden Herb Salt Soak Vials • Custom Bath Bombs • Aromatic Shower Piece • Mason Jar Candles • Soaps • Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray
What you will receive at our event:
• All materials will be provided! • You will leave with ALL gifts and recipes to make more at home • Light snacks, champagne, wine, & teas will be provided