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BEGINNER BELLY DANCE

Fridays, 4:15-5:15pm
January 9th – January 30th

$50 – 4 week series (save $10!)
$15 – 1 single class

***Minimum of 6 students required for the Series. Please pre-register under the SERIES CLASSES tab.

Absolute Beginner Bellydance 4 Week Series

This Beginner Series is designed for students new to bellydance or those seeking a bellydance refresher. Dancers with little to no dance experience are welcome. Each week students will move through a warm up, drills, technique and a combination designed to build a strong foundation of the dance. Bellydance is a fun and challenging workout, can help develop greater body awareness and core strength, and also offers students a chance to move creatively, while increasing confidence and connecting with other women in a supportive space.

MEET ALEXIS: “My lifelong passion for dance started at age four at my local dance studio, and has grown into something unexpected, yet without a doubt, perfectly suited to me. After years of studying ballet, jazz, tap, and modern dance I had the opportunity to teach at my local studio, and from there, quickly realized my enthusiasm and draw towards sharing this art form with others. I continued to study in college, minoring in dance, studying aerial dance, and performing with the UNH Dance Company. It was this time that I also started my yoga practice, and has since completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and kids yoga training. After relocating to Portland, I started training with Adriana Sarasvati in Egyptian bellydance, and joined her company, Sundari Dance Company. Following a knee injury and and a year of not dancing, this subtle and more gentle way of moving naturally resonated with me, and I was immediately hooked! Now a lead dancer in Sundari Dance Company, I assist with choreography and in training the new members, and perform regularly in the Portland area. I am dedicated to, and look forward to continuing my studies of bellydance, and other dance forms, and sharing this beautiful dance with others.”

If you need assistance signing up for class please email info@shaktihousepdx.com.

***Are you interested in the Beginner Bellydance Series but would like to try a class first? If you are a current Shakti House student with a CLASS CARD you are welcome to attend ONE class during the Winter Series using your class card! Then, if you are interested you can sign up for the Spring Series!

If you would like to do this, please just show up for class on the day you would like to attend. No need to pre-register. :)

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FIRST SATURDAY GONG BLISS

February 7,  7:00-8:30pm

with  Shakti House gong players!

This recurring 1st Saturday event will bring in the healing energy of multiple gongs which will be positioned at different sides of the room giving a truly unique and powerful sound healing experience.  Gong Bliss events start with approximately 30 minutes of kundalini yoga movement and praanayama exercises followed by 45 minutes of gong.

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.”
–Yogi Bhajan

 

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ALCHEMY OF LOVE

Saturday Feb 14th
4:30-6:30pm 
$30 per person in advance
$40 day of workshop

A High Vibe Workshop
Thai Massage & exquisite Raw pie/Cacao treats!!

This is an all-level heart warming AcroYoga playshop designed to bring love, light and flight into your life! We connect through Partner Yoga, then raise our hearts and spirits with Therapeutic AcroYoga, then wrap it all up with
some loving kindness of Thai Massage. After you melt into your mat, we will feed you exquisite raw chocolate pie and Cacao chocolates…yum! What a beautiful way to share with friends, all the things we love.

We are asking that you come with a friend/sweetie so we have an even number of attendees for the Thai Massage portion of the workshop!! SO find a buddy and come play with us! You can use this thread to post if you are looking for a friend to team up with!

No experience necessary,
just bring a friend/sweetie and an open heart!

Pre-register here for your discount!

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Voice of the Cosmos: Shamanic Gong Meditation

FEBRUARY 22nd, 7pm
$15 in advance
$20 at the door

Experience the Voice of the Cosmos

The sound of the Gong is the spirit song, the whisper of the primal soul, and the echo of the sound within all sounds.

The Ancient yogis believed that the sound of the Gong contained the voice of the Cosmos, and echoed the original Word that created the Universe.

Recent Deep Space recordings, made by NASA, confirm that the sounds created by the Gong does mimic the sound of Deep Space.

Experience Deep Space with Sound Alchemist and healer, Jon Reinschreiber, and let the voices of the Gongs carry you to a place of timeless peace and solitude from which stress, internal blockages, conflicts, and traumas, can be resolved, dissolved, and healed.

JON REINSCHREIBER

Shamanic sound healer, Jon Reinschreiber, has spent years traveling the planet in search of shamanic cultures and traditional healing modalities. Intuitive and guided by Spirit, Jon’s healing work is a carefully crafted blend of traditional healing styles learned while working with indigenous shamans and sound healers from 12 countries on 5 continents.

Jon works with a large selection of sacred, musical instruments including; Himalayan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, Chinese wind gongs, Javanese temple gongs, bells, whistles, flutes, drums, rattles, shakers, and a few rare, and very esoteric traditional indigenous, shamanic healing instruments such as bird quill pan pipes, Peruvian Chimu water whistles, and reproductions of 3,000 year old Peruvian flutes. His healing sessions induce a tranquil, meditative state that promotes healing, reduces stress and dis-ease, and infuses a sense of relaxation and well-being.

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