Wednesday, December 3 & 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Suggested donation $10-30
Join us for a revelatory introduction to German New Medicine™ and The I’m Safe Exercise™ by Mikka Barkman, with Ditte Ruderman
German New Medicine™ provides the biological proof of the mind-emotion-body-spirit connection.
Come with an open mind, bring a notebook and pen, and wear something that makes you feel comfortable. We will take you on a journey from learning research based biological principles, to introspective individual or group sessions, to feeling safe and free to move and transform your mind-emotion-spirit and BODY!
Suggested donation $5-$10
Mikka Barkman has been a practicing Native American Healer for 25 years. After decades of client observation and research from hands-on therapies to NLP to psychotherapeutic models, to new findings in biology, epigenetics and neurotheology, GNM is the only science that validates all aspects of her work and the healing experiences of her clients. Stay tuned for the publication of her new book “The I’m Safe Exercise™” http://mikkabarkman.com/
Ditte Ruderman is a Feng Shui Consultant, Movement Therapist, RSMT, a practitioner of BMC®, of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP® and a practitioner of Qoya. Ditte has been leading workshop and teaching internationally for more than 25 years. Privately, she works with couples, individuals and businesses seeking spatial alignment within their homes and offices. Her work is focused on the alignment of spiritual and physical well being in relationship to our environment and she loves to create spaces that nourish the human soul and invite creativity. Ditte will share with us the beauty and intentional movement of Qoya that teaches us to remember that our essence is wise, wild, and free. www.dittemika.com
Nada Shakti: Sacred Sound Experience
Monday, December 8th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Join Carrie for an evening of sound healing and deep rest. During this intimate journey, you will be guided into a receptive posture and then serenaded with Sanskrit mantras and healing prayers. The class may also involve toning, visualization, chanting, and other purification practices for inner peace. Drop your worries and allow the power of sound (nada shakti) to replenish you—body, mind, and soul. All are welcome, no prior experience necessary. $15
Please bring blankets to feeel cozy and comfortable lying down.
Community Yoga Nidra Class Friday December 5th, 12th and the 19th from 5pm to 6pm
Begin your weekend with the deep relaxation benefits of yoga nidra. This ancient practice allows you to dive deep into a sleep like state while being fully conscious. Yoga nidra is called prajna in the Upanishads meaning wisdom or insight.
During this one-hour class we will also do some gentle stretching, pranayam breathing exercises, and readings from the teachings of Swami Kripalu.
Michael Johnson (Premdas) is Kripalu trained and began teaching yoga over 35 years ago. His early yoga nidra experiences were the doorway that inspired him to live the ashram lifestyle and experiment with the deeper yogic practices.
This is a gift for my community. Donations will be accepted.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
OM (Orgasmic Meditation) is a simple way for people to practice their orgasm. It’s like….yoga for your orgasm. And, the more you do this practice, the more you feel. The OM Basics class is a great starting point for both men and women and will give you the right foundation to begin building your OM practice. Whether you’re learning OM for the first time or brushing up your skills, OM Basics is a great way to begin cultivating your Orgasm.
Open to singles and couples (adults of all genders). Class size is limited and will be gender balanced.
Pre-requisite: Watch the How to OM Video (available at http://onetaste.us/)
OM Basics Class Details:
Price: $149/person Includes a three month complementary OM Badge Membership (online access to OM Circles & the OM Hub). You can then upgrade to a yearly OM Badge for $67.
3 hours total includes course + Optional OM Lab after the course
EARLY BIRD PRICING! FROM NOW UNTIL THANKSGIVING, OM BASICS WILL BE $97/PERSON.
Preregistration is required. Message Marie-Elizabeth directly to set up credit card payment via Square.
Friday, December 12, 2014
verb (something that happens in the body)
Increased body heat
Tingling and chills
Flushing or heat in your cheeks
Feeling of being awake and alive
We believe TurnON is the ignition that leads to a more of what we really want in life. It is the first step to knowing what’s possible. And, it comes when we get real about the powerful stuff of relationships, intimacy, desire, etc.
So, we started an evening event designed specifically to give people the opportunity to feel TurnON in themselves. It’s an evening where, through only talking, we begin to experience these exhilarating, energizing, often ignored feelings — referred to as TurnON. A room of people engage in honest, humorous, playful conversation around topics we mostly only consider having in our head.
Through 3 guided, round-robin style games, express yourself and gain new (and maybe surprising) insight into yourself and others. Fear, longing, taboo, love… Be with others who are willing to express it openly and be seen for who they really are. It’s like a giant exhale when the rest of the world is asking you to hold it in.
The evening also includes a brief description of the practice of Orgasmic Meditation, and information on where to learn more.
Please arrive at 7:15 pm to register. Cost: $10 at the door.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Join us in celebration of this special day! We are thrilled to gather again in sound, community, heart, holiday and cacao!
Cacao Circle and Meditation with Ambe Moses of Heartblood Cacao
Kirtan with Carrie Grossman, Charlie Braun (guitar), and Justin Green (percussion/keyboard)
Scents by Skanda with Justin Kaye will be available for sample and purchase.
$10 cacao, 2+ servings plus orientation, meditation, and sharing circle
$15-$20 sliding for kirtan
All are welcome, please see Amy for sliding scale and trade options.
Sunday, December 21, 3-5pm
Suggested Exchange: $15
This circle is part of an international network of Wild Woman Moon Circles via The WILD Woman Project
What is a Wild Woman Moon Circle? http://thewildwomanproject.com/find-a-moon-circle/what-is-a-ww-moon-circle/
Learn more about Chris here: http://thewildwomanproject.com/about/meet-chris/
with Amy Webb
Fee: $20-30 sliding
This is an all-levels exploration of the mysterious and often misunderstood or unnoticed vital aspect of integrated yoga postures. From an introduction to bandhas to their application in breathwork, standing forms, seated forms, rotations, and backbends, you will walk away with a comprehensive and experiential understanding of their critical roll in deepening, centering, and strengthening your form on and off the mat.
Here Amy Webb will share efficient, practical, and effective tools and techniques for grounding, centering, and promoting healing naturally. New or experienced students are welcomed to this mini-course, an offshoot of the women’s course Vinisha’s Garden, upgraded over the past few years and drawn from an extensive toolbox.
In these sessions we will practice:
– Recognizing and shifting hard-wired beliefs/patterns
– The art of getting out of the way
– Bengston’s Method for Energy Healing: www.bengstonresearch.com
– Guided Meditation
– Munay Ki, a gift from the Andes
Sunday, October 26
Sunday, November 2
Sunday, November 23
Sunday, December 28
Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions, though this is not required if only one is possible.
$80 for both
Sliding scale or trade is possible, please speak to Amy directly.
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
Please REGISTER HERE:
This Transformational Breathwork workshop merges two traditional methods from the Amazon and Tibet.
This is a multidimensional experience, encompassing many facets of our being. It is very helpful for the reactivation of our energetic chakra vortexes to their natural, higher vibrational frequencies. The practice also aids in the location and elimination of psychosomatic sources of disease, tensions, inhibitions and repressed emotions. It employs an ancient, cathartic, healing breath, activating and purifying our emotional memory at the cellular level.
This ancient practice is similar to more recently developed methods, including the Rebirthing method developed by Leonard Ore, and Holotrophic Breathwork, brought forward by Stanislav Groff. However, this practice is rooted in a more shamanic perspective that is reﬂected in both Tibetan and Amazonian cultures. The distinct beneﬁt of this speciﬁc practice is the synchronization of the breath via awareness, sound, drumbeat and cyclical rhythm, which ultimately reveals the pulse of life force in nature as an infinitely diverse and uniﬁed consciousness.
The cosmology and the theoretical background of this practice relates to the hero’s conscious journey towards the original primordial state of blissful divine union, as mirrored in ancient cultures and spiritual traditions from around the world. That original state is recognized to be the source of all creative potential and a fundamentally vital element in evolutionary healing.
At many of our sessions, we initiate the space by offering participants ceremonial cacao. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine that can increase blood supply to the brain, help to facilitate deeper energetic and emotional release, and increase connection to energy ﬂow and heart space. In this way the cacao supports us in deepening the journey with the breathwork. Intake of cacao is optional.
IMPORTANT Preparation Information:
– Do NOT eat 2 hours before this practice
– If you are taking any pharmaceutical medications or have a history of mental illness, a heart condition, or are pregnant, you must contact us prior to the session.
$35 – $50 Sliding Scale
CONTACT & QUESTIONS:
Walking Our Talk
A group-coaching intensive for women to support creating your future…
Fall Semester beginning October 14
A Women’s Creation Circle
Walking Our Talk goes beyond making things happen in your life…
It’s about being the One making your life happen.
Whether it’s a new or old project, an area in your life you’ve been resisting, or something you want to move forward with speed…this intensive will provide structure, accountability, and INSPIRATION to up-level your engagement with your projects and your life.
We’ve discovered that it’s in community with other women that we discover our own authentic power and freedom to create. In coming together we exponentially liberate our potential.
Under the skilled facilitation of Mary Campbell and Maia Conty we’ll choose projects, set intentions, track weekly progress, use the power of group synergy…all with our eye out for the surprising and unexpected results that come when we grow our life. Join us!
Register now for Fall 2014 enrollment
Sliding Scale Fee $250-$350
To register please visit: http://diviningbeauty.com/offerings/walking-our-talk-3/
You are invited to come into circle with us. There are now more than 90 local women who have or are currently gathering in these intentional circles.
We call these Walking Our Talk Creation Circles.
This is because in the circle we create many things… our own self-directed projects and intentions, a spiritual practice of building community and interdependence among one another as community members, and an extraordinary inner confidence, self-acceptance and self-love that comes from practicing authentic, vulnerable connection with other women.
Twice a year Maia Conty and I launch new Walking Our Talk circles of approximately 12-15 women. We gather to make real change in our lives…. moving toward the call we’ve heard for years or the tug that’s just begun to entice us into the kind of life we know we’re meant to live. We go for an 8-week run, then take a break. For the Fall ’14 round there will be at least two larger Circles of experienced ‘Circle Sisters’.
You are invited to come to the Sunday Intro evening — September 28th 6-8pm at Sruti Yoga Center – to hear and feel what Circle is about, to see if you want to join the new Circle that will be forming, and to find out why all these Circle Sisters are such a joyful part of the Berkshire landscape.
You’ll notice that sometimes women bring very purposeful desires to these Creation Circles… finishing a book, creating an organization or business, launching a web site, taking a major step in career.
For other women the intention is more amorphous. They know a change needs to happen, that there’s something that wants to be born in them or some shift that needs to happen to be fully alive. We women can feel when something needs to be birthed. Some breath of a newness begins to grow… a little excitement that flits in and out of our days.
Usually there’s a gestation period once an idea’s been conceived. The vision needs time to mature. It’s quiet for days or even weeks, and then there’s that flutter in the belly again. And it becomes more insistent. We start to feel the discomfort of clothes that don’t fit anymore. What’s coming is expanding our current container and the old just won’t do. There’s discontent. Frustration. Annoyance. We get grumpy.
These are REALLY GOOD SIGNALS that it’s time… time to let this next creation come to life.
So when the time is right, we dive in. We make the commitment to themselves. We invest in this potential, this joy, this future.
It can be a little threatening to leave behind what’s known, just as it is in birth. But the transformation that wants to happen when we trust our bodies and our intuition — when we relax into the caring presence of guiding midwives, when we go beyond our fear into the immense possibility of what wants to come — that birthing is monumental. It’s what makes life an adventure worth living!
This is the purpose of the Walking Our Talk Creation Circles. And why we hope you’ll join us.
“Mary Campbell is the embodiment of a divine beauty. She is, therefore, an expert at what it takes to develop the wisdom of your own soul. Mary is offering the call of the Feminine through the creation of this work. Please trust me ~ Mary will lead you home to the very center of your own creation.”
— Caroline Muir, Founder, The Divine Feminine ~ Awakened Masculine Institute, Co-Author, Tantra, The Art of Conscious Loving
Beryl Bender Birch, Director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and Amy Webb, Director of Sruti Yoga Center, are excited to announce the launch of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Sruti Yoga Center in Great Barrington, MA. The program will consist of 8 weekends, held monthly, and run from September 2014 through May 2015. The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance offering both 200 and 500 Hour Certification Programs. This training is one of the most comprehensive and highly respected programs in the country, which makes it an excellent choice for those just starting out, as well as for established teachers working toward their 500 hour certification.
Beryl is the author of four books on yoga, including the best selling, Power Yoga, and her most recent book soon to be released by Sounds True (Oct 2014), Yoga for Warriors. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for 40 years. She is also the Director/Founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, which supports yoga teachers in developing service projects in under-served areas of their communities. For the past two years she has focused on developing resources for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Our teacher training program offers a unique opportunity to study with, not only Beryl and Amy, director of Sruti, but with a variety of our senior faculty members, all of whom are outstanding 500 or 1000-hour graduates of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. Many of our staff teachers have been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years and all have a strong foundation in the study of classical yoga (with Beryl) and are renowned in their respective fields. As all of us here at Sruti Yoga Center and The Hard & The Soft, they continue to grow and study individually and bring to every session, a wide diversity of specialized knowledge and skills.
The program offers an extraordinary opportunity for complete immersion into yoga and all it’s dimensions, as well as the yoga lifestyle. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals and follow your dream to become an accomplished yoga practitioner and teacher. This program will provide you with the skill, knowledge and confidence to begin teaching yoga, and the weekend format makes it easy to participate. The course is also appropriate for those who may not be interested in teaching but simply wish to advance their training in the study of yoga.
Practice and observation of yoga techniques and methodology
Training in a variety of rajasic (active) asana styles such as Vinyasa flow, Power, Astanga, and more
Safe, experienced, and appropriate hands on assistance and adjustments
Posture modifications and variations
Pranayama and meditation– daily practices and benefits
General Philosophy and lifestyle
Study of the 8 limbs and the Yoga Sutras
Anatomy, physiology, and correct posture alignment
Yoga Therapy & Energy Medicine
Nutrition, Ayurveda, and Wellness
Shamanic Ritual and Ceremony
Pay in Full: $3000
$500 deposit due at registration with balance due in full by September 1
Payment Plans are available. Please contact us and see below for details.
Additional expenses include weekly yoga classes and books for required reading.
$500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Lodging recommendations available upon request.
For registration form and details please do not hesitate to contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.717.5058
We accept checks made out to Sruti Yoga Center for your deposit or payment in full. We are also able to accept your credit card securely on line.
Pay in full by September 19: $3,000.
$500 deposit paid at time of registration (non refundable)
$2,500 balance paid in full by September 19, 2014.
Purchases may be made online, by cash or by check.
PAYMENT PLAN DETAILS:
Multiple Payment Option: $3,300.
$500 deposit paid at registration.(non refundable)
$933 due by September 19, 2014.
$933 due by January 16, 2015.
$933 due by April 17, 2015.
Other payment plans must be discussed with Amy.
Your $500.deposit is nonrefundable after your acceptance into the program is confirmed.
No other refunds will be given after the start of the course.
A registration form must be filled out and sent in at the time you mail us your deposit or when you make your payment on line.
To secure your space mail your deposit ($500.) to:
SRUTI Yoga Center
33 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
We look forward to meeting you!
BLESSINGS, The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING MOVIES STARTING AGAIN OCTOBER 2014
PAST MOVIE NIGHTS at SRUTI:
The Sacred Science
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Human Experience
Ayurveda, The Art of Being
The Dhamma Brothers
Qoya, Women’s Movement & Dance with Ditte
Resumes Fall 2014
Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms that we practice. Wise- the wisdom of yoga. Wild- the creative expression in dance. Free- expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through sensualnmovement. To learn more visit loveqoya.com
Ditte has always loved to move and especially dance. She is a movement therapist, Qoya teacher and a student of Master Yun Lin’s school of Feng Shui. Ditte has travel extensively and taught internationally, she is a writer, singer, multi-lingual, dancer, teacher and is excited to bring Qoya to Sruti in the beautiful Berkshires.
Each time we stand up for one woman, we stand up for all women!
Each time we stand against the oppression of one human being,we stand up for justice for all humanity! Coming together is the most powerful way that we can make a difference in our community and around the world.
Please join us for an evening of hope and inspiration as we unite in generosity for our brothers and sisters.
The evening will feature inspiring individuals and organizations that we can support as well as specific actions that we can take right now – to be part of the solution! Be part of a powerful movement for change.
Circle Lead by:
To Learn More About this Event and More Sisters For Peace Projects
Please Contact Caroline at email@example.com or 413.205.6442
Learn more at www.sistersforpeace.org
MUNAY KI: Receiving and Sharing Andean Transmissions
with Amy Webb
FOUNDATION RITES & LINEAGE RITES
Amy is available to share these transmissions privately or to small groups upon request. To learn more please contact her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.717.5058
You’ve asked, and we’re listening! This fall, Mary Campbell and Sarah Nicholson will offer a once-a-month Women’s Sensual Awakening and Jade Egg workshop series. Celebrate your sensual self as you reawaken your intuitive erotic within through Jade Egg practice, led body meditations, journaling, dyad and small group conversation, and qi kung exercises. We request a commitment to the full series to create an intimate container within which to explore this work. This continuity will support you in deepening your connection to body, soul, and sisterhood.
Sink into a deepened connection as we ground ourselves through this autumn season.
$95 by September 17. Please register through the Divining Beauty website, or reach out to Mary with questions.
DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE & IMPROVE YOUR PROCESS WITH MOVEMENT WORK
A highly physical workshop based in experiential learning, movement forms, physical play, storytelling, and mindful practice.
*Open to all actors-in-training & professionals (age 20 + up)
Saturday | Oct 25
Time: 11am – 2pm
Fee: $30 advance | $35 walk-in
email@example.com | Tel # 646.479.1453
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Sandrine Harris is a Movement Educator, Feldenkrais Practitioner®, Mindfulness Practitioner, and former professional dancer. She is the recent recipient of a ‘What Moves You’ grant from actress Kate Hudson, and her company, Fabletics.
Sandrine has taught movement to performers over the past 20+ years, including dancers of Pilobolus Dance Theater (in 2011), actors of Misery Loves Company (Prague theater group), and singers / instrumentalists of Dreams Come True (Japanese pop group, in 2011).
As a performer herself, Sandrine has worked as an actor, dancer, and durational installation performer, including the lead role in the Finnish short film “I Survived The Redesign”; the role of Shelly in the Sam Shepard play, “Buried Child” with the Prague English Language Theater Company; in Carol Brown Dances’ durational movement-theater installation at the 1st Prague Quadrennial (2001); and other.
Sandrine engages actors to fully embody their roles, learn new types of movement, improve their craft through greater awareness, and learn mindful practice for wellness and focus. Sandrine is the founder of KINESOMA℠, offering collaborative movement workshops internationally.
Laura Spucches is available for private consultation and will be scheduling workshops seasonally at SRUTI.
Please contact her directly for more information or to schedule a private consultation: 413.429.6736
Laura Spucches, native Shire resident is a recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner & Pancha Karma therapist by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Laura weaves her passion of Ayurvedic medicine, positive psychology and zest for being alive into her lectures and clinical practice throughout the world.
Details on Workshop Sunday, June 29, 2014:
Ayurveda and the Science of Being
Tools for living life to it’s fullest potential
Come join us as we dive deep into the ancient he‘art’ of Ayurveda, a holistic system of medicine from India that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga helps us realize our truest nature by understanding our connection to our natural environment. In this workshop you will learn how to understand your personal constitution and how to utilize a multi-dimensional approach to “foods” as “medicine” that offer insights into how we can live healthier, happier, more balanced lives.
Please wear comfortable clothing
$30-50 Sliding scale includes oil & food for the senses
We look forward to our 5th annual event at Sruti reaching our hands, hearts, and donations out to Odanadi for their unrelenting fight against our humanity’s greatest atrocity and exploitation (and 3rd largest criminal “enterprise”) – human trafficking. The founders of Odanadi routinely risk their lives rescuing women and children, giving them a safe place to recover and rintegrate, with Ashtanga yoga as part of their healing therapy.
THANK YOU for participating. We look forward to next year’s event and keeping the flame of awareness alive and well.
Please support Odanadi any time of the year:
We look forward to John’s return to Sruti for an intensive study and practice period summer 2015.
John Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. A translator of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts, his main areas of research are practice systems of Yoga and Tantra in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism. He is currently writing a book on the commentarial literature of Tantric Buddhist practice systems in late first millennium India. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the theory and practice of yoga (both contemporary and pre-modern), Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet, and surveys of culture and religion in South, East, and Himalayan Asia. He also advises the research of advanced graduate students in UVA’s renowned Buddhist Studies doctoral program.
In 2012 John founded the Contemplative Sciences Center at UVA (uvacontemplation.org), an interdisciplinary center for the advancement of knowledge about contemplation and contemplative practices, the world’s first such initiative at a major research university. Stepping down as the Director to become a full-time professor in Religion in 2013, he remains part of the Center’s Executive Directorate and is the Coordinating Director of Yoga Programs.
John has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for over twenty years, seventeen of which were under the direct guidance of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2003 Jois presented John with the Certificate of his Mysore-based Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Jois’s highest (and at the time, the only) formal recognition of accomplishment, thus including John among a handful of senior teachers and practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga worldwide.
For almost as long, John has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism. His extraordinary, master teachers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Denma Lochoe Rinpoche, and Robert Thurman.
A lifelong New Yorker, John recently moved with his wife and three children to Charlottesville, VA.
December 17, 2014
|8:30-9:30am||Intro to Ashtanga & Mysore Practice||Kristin|
|10:30-11:45am||Sheng Zhen QiGong||Roz|
|11:00-12:15pm||Restorative & Yoga Basics||Amy|
|6:15-7:30pm||Kundalini Yoga (rescheduled from Tuesday 12/16)||Maria|
View full schedule here.
Sunday – Friday 8-10am Beginners Welcome
Led 1/2 Primary Series
Saturday 9-10:30am (moderate level)
Tuesday, April 15 – Full
Tuesday, April 29 – New
Wednesday, May 14 – Full
Wednesday, May 28 – New
Friday, June 13 – Full
Friday, June 27 – New
Saturday, July 12 – Full
Saturday, July 26 – New
Sunday, August 10 – Full
Monday, August 25 – New
Monday, September 8 – Full
Wednesday, September 24 – New
Wednesday, October 8 – Full
Thursday, October 23 – New
Thursday, November 6 – Full
Saturday, November 22 – New
Saturday, December 6 – Full
Sunday, December 21 – New
Full and new moon days are observed as a time for rest and contemplation. No Ashtanga classes are held on these days worldwide. Observing, tuning in, and exploring the moon cycles can assist in understanding and connecting to the rhythmic and ever-changing nature of life.