Thursday Mar 22 - May 3 @ 6:00 PM
Pranayam - Registration Series
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – "If you know the breath, you know everything." Swami Rama Proper breathing is essential for health and well-being, and it is the foundation for all practices in yoga. We will explore prana (life force), the prana vayus (5 aspects of prana within the body), the nadis (energy channels), in addition to the basics of proper breathing and how this effects the functioning of all the systems of the body. For some students this may lead to an exploration of more advanced pranayama practices. In this class we will explore breath in all its aspects, starting from the most basic diaphragmatic breath and moving in the direction of basic to more advanced yogic breathing practices, referred to as pranayama. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of yoga, come explore the awesome depth and power of your own breath. Taught by Joe Lindgren Thursday, 6-7:30pm, 3/22-5/3 7 weeks, $91, $77 student/senior/military
Sunday Mar 25 - Apr 1 @ 11:00 AM
Easter Week - Come Alive!
Northern Light Christian Church – What does it really mean to “Come Alive” in every area of life? We know what Easter is all about…the death and resurrection of Jesus. But is it possible that there’s more hope and freedom for our lives right now than what we are experiencing in the day-to-day? We’ll dive in to what the events of Holy Week mean for not only eternity, but right this second. On Palm Sunday, we will focus on the significance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and what his journey means for our own today. On Good Friday, we will not look down in fear or defeat, but hold our heads high as we focus on the cross and coming alive to the ultimate sacrifice. And then on Easter, we will celebrate the resurrection and coming alive with His power that changes our lives.
Monday Mar 26 @ 6:00 PM
Universe Embodied: Vedic Astrology Workshop with Robin Stamp
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – You are the universe embodied. Deep inside, you contain the energy of the planets and stars, the karmic imprint at the time of your birth. This astrological map allows you to understand your deepest psychological tendencies and see the potential for your greatest transformation. Join Vedic astrologer, Robin Stamp, for a workshop to learn how your astrological chart can be a tool for spiritual growth. Through discussion, group and individual exploration of astrological charts, and guided meditation, you will learn how planetary energies appear in your body and how to harness their power to illuminate the path you were meant to walk. Foundational takeaways from this workshop: • Use Vedic Astrology, Yoga, and Ayurveda to unlock your highest potential in all areas of life. • Work with your unique birth chart to learn the basics of Vedic Astrology and start connecting with your karmic map. • Demystify the karmic cycles of life, information that will allow you to release energy of the past and approach the future with confidence. • Learn the Universe Embodied planetary meditation, a groundbreaking technique to direct and clear energy in your life and release karmic bonds that have held you. Taught by Robin Stamp from Hawaii March 26th, Workshop: 6-8:30pm Tea and Q&A: 8:30-9pm $55, $65 door
Sunday Apr 1 - Jun 3 @ 4:00 PM
The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental & spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A's are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Meetings are donation based. Part of the donation will go to the Duluth Food Shelf. Taught by RaeJean Bergner and Lois Opseth. First Sunday of the month: April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd 4-5:30 pm.
Monday Apr 2 - Apr 16 @ 5:30 PM
SomaYoga for Golfers Workshop Series
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – What is getting in the way of your Perfect Golf Swing? Learn how to: Improve strength and range of motion for longer drives and more accurate shots Improve balance, mobility, stability and decrease pain A home practice you can do with only 15 minutes of daily SomaYoga to maintain and improve your short and long game. Class includes: SomaYoga & Somatic movements to break-down the components of the golf swing. By breaking down the short and long range swings you will be able to learn where you are losing pure movement. We will then re-educate these muscles for a more pure and synergistic golf swing. We will then add strength and stability through Therapeutic SomaYoga to further increase a pure, powerful, and accurate swing. You will also learn simple stretches you can do in the parking lot to warm up. Taught by Jodi Christensen, Certified Yoga Therapist, Somatics Educator, E-RYT 500 This is a 3 Workshop Series Held Mondays, April 2nd, 9th, & 16th 5:30-7pm $70 for the series
Thursday Apr 5 - Jun 8 @ 5:30 PM
Pain Resolution Clinics
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – We are very excited to offer Pain Resolution Public Clinics on a monthly basis! This is an opportunity for you to receive an individualized one-on-one private session with a Yoga Therapist in training under the guidance of a seasoned SomaYoga Therapist. Your time includes intake and assessment, explanation of SomaYoga Methodology, and a 60 minute hands on yoga therapy session. You will leave with a home practice tailored to you needs. Please note their will be multiple sessions happening at a time in this clinic. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. $25 Dates and Times: Thursday, 3/8, 5:30-7pm Thursday, 4/5, 5:30-7pm *This clinic is focused on the low back, hips and legs Friday, 4/6, 7-8:30pm *This clinic is focused on the low back, hips, and legs Saturday, 4/14, 10:30am-12pm AND 2:30-4pm Thursday, 5/10, 5:30-7pm Thursday, 6/7, 5:30-7pm *This clinic is focused on the upper back, shoulders, and neck Friday, 6/8, 7-8:30pm *This clinic is focused on the upper back, shoulders, and neck
Wednesday Apr 11 @ 6:00 PM
Find Ease in Your Knees
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – Do you have pain, swelling, or limited mobility in your knees? This workshop will discuss the anatomy and function of the knee while including a supporting practice to promote healthy knees. We will explore options for strengthening the muscles of the legs, stabilizing the synovial knee joint and increasing comfort in mobility. This practice will not include kneeling or standing and is suitable for anyone who has ever had a knee injury, surgery, inflammation or stiffness. Taught by Janice Matthews Wednesday, April 11th, 6-8pm $35/$45 door
Monday Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM
Sourced: A Guided Intro. to the Shamanic Journey
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – I wanted to share with you a simple (and incredibly powerful) tool that has literally changed my life. It is Shamanic Journeying. I remember being curious about taking my first journey, but hesitated. I longed for a guide. I have created this 90 minute class so you can understand a bit about what shamanism is and test out the methods for yourself. Shamanism is a set of tools and a way of viewing the world, not a religion. It’s something that must be experienced and not learned by listening to a lecture. Having a guide helps enormously. This practice has helped me to live my life with courage and enthusiasm. Journeying is a tool that is ancient and is powerful. It is a unique methodology for connecting to benevolent and compassionate spirits for support, for healing and for guidance. Many of the people and clients who I have shared this work with find that it’s something they return to again and again. It’s wonderfully simple and can be done anywhere via a pair of ear-buds and an mp3 player:) What is a shamanic journey? A shamanic journey is a specialized meditation of sorts- a guided/structured visit to the spirit worlds, where negative energy can be cleared and your soul uplifted and empowered. It is also a method for seeking guidance and assistance. It is a method for having a direct revelation or connection with the divine/the Universe/God/spirit/The Creator. This work has been used for millenia for both personal work and as a method to provide healing to others. Throughout history, Shamans have gone on journeys to act as a conduit to restore individuals (and communities) to balance and wholeness. Warning: You may find it so delicious and uplifting that you will be curious to know more! This Class is for you if: You are exhausted from trying to make life work on your own. You have tried meditation but feel too jazzed to sit still for very long. You have heard about shamanic journeying and are curious, but don’t know where to begin. You are a rule breaker, maverick and tend to see things differently. You find that you FEEL GOOD in nature and would like to feel that way more often? You want more mind-body-spirit connection but are not sure how to get it. You have journeyed before and would like to continue to explore with a guide. If you balk at the idea of sitting quietly and listening to a lecture- you learn by “doing”. You often get the feeling that you do not fit in or don’t belong. If you are a seeker and feel like something is missing– you want to have a personal relationship with spirit but nothing else, thus far has gotten you there. You desire guidance from a higher source on a more regular basis. You read What the Walrus Knows and cannot figure out what your Core Beastie (or power animal) is. You have a love of adventure. You are Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist, Lutheran or Hindu– this practice can complement your religion, but this is not a religion. What you will need to complete this course: An open heart/mind. A quiet, comfy place to sit undisturbed for 90 minutes. A scarf or bandana. A journal or notebook and pen/pencil to record your discoveries. I cannot wait to be your guide and drum for you. ~Sarah BIO: I was born of two rather Bohemian individuals and raised in the harsh and Tundra-like (yet warmish for 6 weeks in the summer) conditions of northern Minnesota with my only sibling Maria Bamford, a successful stand-up comediene. I practiced as a board certified Physician specializing in Surgical Pathology at a tertiary care Multispecialty group known for Excellence in the Midwest. While I thoroughly enjoyed my wonderful practice and partners, after 13 years, I felt a strong pull to do transformative work and to be creative again. By that time, I had four children and my life had become “complicated”. I got coached and found it life changing. We decided to right-size our lives by selling off our vacation home and moved from a 6000 square foot house into a lovely, more modest one. Then, I took a 6 month sabbatical from my job as a physician. I found myself wandering deep into the woods. I was re-awakening my own deep connection to Nature and to myself. At the end of 6 months, I determined that my path was to continue on in the field of personal transformation. I completed Martha Beck’s Coach Training and got certified by Martha herself, who is s a former Harvard Professor and writes the Life Coach Monthly piece for Oprah’s O magazine. She is really a stand-up comedian! I have a deep appreciation for Nature and find many different ways to help others connect to their own brilliance including: Animal Totems (and other shamanism based tools such as journeying and divination), surfing and forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). First and foremost, I encourage humans to re-discover their own FEEL GOOD and follow it. It will take you to good places. April 23rd, 6-8pm $35/ $45 door
Saturday Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Two Harbors Party In The Park
A Sweet Event LLC – Join us for an afternoon of free family fun in Two Harbors! We are excited to bring back this fun event to the families of Two Harbors. The afternoon will include - -Music and games from Diamond M.C. Entertainment -Saw dust scavanger hunt -2 Giant Inflatables -Check out area Police, Fire and Ambulance crews and vehicles -Create your own chalk masterpiece in our kids chalk zone -Food and treat vendors More fun to be added soon, so stay tuned to our facebook page for details. Register your family online for drawings for fun prizes througout the event! ** Rain - Fun doesn't mind the rain and neither do we. In case of rain we will hold this event at Lake Couty Arena ** Photos - Smile! We will have an event photagrapher on site to capture all the bubble fun. Photos will be placed online after the event for family and friends to see. We will also use these photos for promotion of next years event. If your picture is posted and would like it removed please contact us right away and we will take it down.