Workshops and Events
Saturday July 12th 3:30-5:30 pm
$20 if register by July 9th, $25 after
Take Your Practice Off the Mat! (with Liv Avtar (Michelle Hebert) and special guest M. Patrice Khan)
It’s time to take your yoga practice off the mat! So often we find ourselves peaceful and calm during a yoga practice, but then find that when we enter back into the world, we are unable to maintain that unified state of mind. In this informative and experiential class, Liv Avtar (Michelle Hebert DC, CHT, CYI) and M. Patrice Khan PhD reveal how each of us can maintain the yogic state of mind in our daily lives.
Leading participants in a self-discovery process to access the power of their Heart’s Intelligence, Dr. M. Patrice Khan will be teaching the class how to utilize the tools, techniques and hands on technology developed by HeartMath®. Dr. Hebert will then teach participants simple, easy to do tools and techniques (including specific pranayama exercises, mudras and mantras) that can be used at any time in daily life to bring about a yogic state of mind of peace and connectedness.
Liv Avtar (Michelle Hebert DC CHT CYI) is a gifted intuitive healer and teacher of meditation, kundalini yoga, and holistic health classes to students of all backgrounds. Her educational foundation includes degrees and certifications in Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture, Kundalini Yoga and Laughter Yoga. Treating thousands of patients over the 13 years of her healing practice has motivated her to master alternative healing techniques which include guided visualization, sacred music sound healing, yogic breathing and movement techniques that purify the mind and energy system. From her teachings, patients and students learn how to create better health and develop greater patience, compassion, and intuition. For more information, please visit www.TransformationThroughLove.com
M. Patrice Khan, PhD, believes that everyone can achieve higher levels of performance and fulfillment by unlocking and unleashing the transformative power of their Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence. For over two decades, she has assisted hundreds of adults and young people to switch on this master-key to higher functioning through HeartMath’s® internationally-acclaimed Tools, Techniques and Technology – in addition to an array of other transformational modalities she has studied and developed.Read more
July 18, 7:15-8:30pm
$15 dollars in advance, $18 at the door
Join us the 3rd Friday of every month for a special evening of triple gong meditation created to uplift consciousness, balance your energy and unlock the joy from within. This healing experience begins with breathing, gentle stretching and movement (all beginner level) which allows the nervous system to prepare for the sound vibrations. Class participants then lie face up on a yoga mat in resting pose (Shivasana) and experience the powerful healing sound vibrations of two gongs, crystal bowl, bells, and guided meditation.
“You have no resistance against this sound. It is the master sound, the Adi Naad. Everything you think becomes zero—the gong prevails.”
Sound healing meditations are considered one of the most deeply healing and restorative meditations possible because of the deep state of relaxation that is attained in response to the sound vibration. Many class participants feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off of them by the end of the meditation. Don’t miss this opportunity to de-stress and relax!
“This is the first and the last instrument for the human mind; the human mind has no power before it. This is the only thing that supersedes the human mind, because this is the basic creative sound. Mind was created out of it; it’s like the father and mother together.”
Join Melissa Smith, Acroyoga Certified Teacher for 3 days of AcroYoga Flying and Healing Arts.
Each session will be unique, fun and informative!
Friday August 1 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm All Levels Special Class
Saturday August 2 – 3:30pm – 5:30pm -Solar Acrobatic
Saturday August 2 – 6:00 – 8:00pm – Lunar Therapeutic
Earl bird: $25 per session, $75 for all three, by July 25.
After July 25: $30 per session, $90 for all three.
For more workshop registration: http://shaktihousepdx.com
Melissa: MelissaSmithYoga.com or
Friday, August 1, 7-9pm All Levels Special Class
Join Melissa Smith, 500 E-RYT for a dynamic slow flow which will incorporate inversions, alignment principals and finish with therapeutic restorative partner postures which will prepare you for a weekend of AcroYoga practices! Whether or not you can for join the weekend, come and explore your edge, transform your yoga practice and have a lot of fun! All levels welcome, no AcroYoga experience necessary.
Saturday- 3:30pm – 5:30pm – Solar Acrobatic Workshop
Melissa will drill, skill and work our core in order to prepare us for basing and flying and the most encouraging role of spotting. These roles make up the beautiful community of 3 that will allow you to soar to new heights. All levels of experience welcome and no partner necessary. Being comfortable in exploring (but not necessarily having mastered) inversions: headstand/handstand is helpful and will help you progress more
Saturday – 6:00-8:00pm – Lunar Healing Arts Workshop
For Melissa’s final AcroYoga workshop, we willl explore the lunar side of the AcroYoga practice with floating therapeutic postures where everyone has an opportunity to base, spot and fly. Thai Yoga massage will top off our morning of therapeutic bliss. All levels of experience welcome and no partner necessary.
Melissa Smith, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in yoga therapeutics, Yoga Teacher Trainer with Holistic Yoga Teacher Training, Thai Yoga Massage, and AcroYoga® certified Teacher. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her 2 sons and leads Love and Service Retreats in Thailand, Bali, Malaysia and Texas.Read more