Awakening Embodied Presence Workshop at Serenity Gathering 2019
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Awakening Embodied Presence Workshop at Serenity Gathering 2019

Join me for my popular movement exploration : Awakening Embodied Presence on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Serenity Gathering at the Heart of Serenity Stage. We will take a deep dive into practices that explore connection, intimacy and presence, such as somatic movement, partner yoga, contact improvisation, and more within a safe and sacred container!

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SOLD OUT!! Mountain Medicine : An Embodiment Retreat with Lucia Grace
May
17
to May 19

SOLD OUT!! Mountain Medicine : An Embodiment Retreat with Lucia Grace

Come join me for a delicious and inspired weekend at Eudaimonia Retreat Sanctuary. My intention in this offering is to nourish you and inspire radiance and wellbeing in your body, heart and spirit!

This yummy weekend will include:

  • Yoga and Live Chanting with Lucia

  • Sound healing with Nate Levin

  • Cacao Ceremony

  • Ecstatic Dance with Hamid Martin

  • Delicious organic healthful meals by DeLaTerra Kitchen

  • Cedar Sauna and Hot Tub

  • River time and Water Ceremony with Suzanne Astar

  • Juicy connection with yourself and with community

  • Healing bliss!!

About the Space:
Eudaimonia is a magical wellness retreat nestled in the redwoods near the Yuba River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 2.5 hours driving distance from the Bay Area. During the retreat, you can stay cozy in the nearby spa (clothing-optional), including: a Scandinavian-style cedar sauna (with crystal-grid), colloidal silver- and UV-filtered hot tub, outdoor baths & showers, bathhouse with private deep soaking tubs/rain showers, community kitchen, meditation/yoga temple, stunning views and nature. Get ready to unwind, rejuvenate, and enjoy life in the mountains! During the retreat you will have access to the community kitchen, the spa deck (including the cedar sauna, outdoor baths, hot tub, outdoor showers, and changing room with filtered water station). The showers and baths are open (i.e., no privacy screening). Our bathhouse is replete with two deep private soaking tubs/rain showers (perfect for couples) and two standard flushing toilets (with bidets). You will also have access to the outdoor decks and movement Yurt Temple for practicing yoga, meditation, dance, or whatever else calls to you! We also have nature trails down to our enchanted creek, and many places to enjoy the magical energies unique to this land.

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Wild Mystic : Vocal Embodiment Journey with Rara Avis and Lucia Grace
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Wild Mystic : Vocal Embodiment Journey with Rara Avis and Lucia Grace

A profound invitation to explore the transformative potential of music, voice, breath and movement as tools for harmonizing body, heart and mind.

Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to ride on the wings of your own voice?

Or perhaps you sing already but yearn to feel a place where your voice belongs in harmony with others?

Singing is a gateway, and the voice is perhaps the most direct path to realizing that we are never separate, never alone.

Combine that experience with the timeless and graceful movement meditation practices of yoga and qi gong. Experience and learn powerful tools that you can carry with you every day in your life's journey.

Join renowned world music pioneer Rara Avis and somatic shamaness Lucia Grace for a journey into the wild and mystical nature of the heart.

We will explore simple mindfulness tools that allow freedom from self-judgement where the voice is concerned. While bringing vitality and energy into the body through transformational embodiment practices.

Info + Pricing:
1-5pm, Saturday May 25th
The Center SF, 548 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

$65 Early Bird (before April 1st)
$75 Regular Price
Refunds issued up to 7 days prior

Venue Info:
gather@thecentersf.com | 415 923-8180

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More about the facilitators:

Rara Avis (Latin for rare bird), born Alex King-Harris, is a masterful leader in transformational music and movement experiences.

He has studied yoga, qi gong and martial arts for over 20 years and also has extensive experience in multi-instrumental performance, sound healing and music therapy.

His immersive sonic environments incorporate a multi-instrumental, omni-cultural approach. Flute, guitar, didgeridoo, harmonic overtone singing, opening prayers and DJ techniques are layered together to create the backdrop for a mindful and embodied experience – inspiring ecstatic journeys in venues as intimate as a yoga studio and as sprawling as a festival setting.

His music has penetrated healing arts venues, festivals and yoga studios across the globe. Both as a solo artist and also as a long time former member of the celebrated projects Desert Dwellers, Shamans Dream and Liquid Bloom.

In addition to his work as an artist, he is also the CEO and cofounder of YogiTunes.com, a digital streaming music service for yoga, health and wellness experiences.

"Your voice touches my heart in ways that are deep and profound… Your vulnerability and deep sharing creates and holds a safe place that inspires up to go deeper into our hearts.”
– Cindy Thompson

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Lucia Grace is a Somatic Shamaness, Yoga Therapist, Conscious Dance Facilitator and Transformational Bodyworker based in the SF Bay Area.

Lucia believes that movement is healing medicine and that true freedom and joy can be found through conscious embodiment, unconditional self-love, and authentic creative expression. Lucia offers group healing experiences in San Francisco, Marin and Oakland.

Her private practice sessions include somatic therapy, trauma release and transformational bodywork at her offices in SF and Fairfax.

Lucia also offers weekly yoga classes in her hometown of San Francisco at Purusha Yoga where she also presents workshops and facilitates yoga teacher trainings.

Additionally, Lucia teaches weekly therapeutic yoga classes for Veterans. Lucia is proud to be part of the facilitation team of Ecstatic Dance Bay Area.

Her private sessions, group classes, workshops and retreats are somatic in nature, infused with energizing chakra practices, guided visualizations, conscious breath work, elements of improvisation, and bodywork in addition to classical yoga.

Lucia’s goal is to create a safe and inspirational space in which students can let go and discover their deepest truths as they move, play, and heal together.

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Ecstatic Dance Campout 2019
Aug
1
to Aug 4

Ecstatic Dance Campout 2019

Join us for a long weekend of dance, movement, and connection at beautiful Bell Valley Retreat in Mendocino County.

We'll have ecstatic dance sets, contact improv, yoga, qi gong, silent disco, and much more! All meals will be vegan and gluten-free. Relax with a 12-person hot tub, swimming in a spring-fed pond, fire pits, and community.

More details and tickets to come shortly . . .

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Cultivating Embodied Presence
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Cultivating Embodied Presence

We all share a basic human need to be truly seen and known. We all feel a deep soul desire for true connection and unconditional love. 

Join me for this transformative deep dive into practices that explore connection, intimacy and presence. In this workshop you will learn simple, powerful and effective techniques to deepen your intimacy with yourself, with others, and with your life. We will explore a variety of practices based in the wisdom traditions of tantra, yoga, somatics, contact improvisation and more within a safe and sacred container.

Come solo or with a friend or partner. All are welcome! 

Workshop Pricing : $40/person

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Somatic Healing for Mind, Body and Spirit
Aug
8
to Aug 29

Somatic Healing for Mind, Body and Spirit

Join me in August for a Somatic Healing Session at Heart Tribe!


In my Somatic Healing Sessions, I weave together practices of gentle somatic movement, breath awareness, meditation, Chakra balancing and clearing as well as hands-on bodywork to support your vitality. I also incorporate integrative counseling in which I hold space for your process through active listening and loving presence. My intention is to witness you as a whole person - mind, body, and spirit - and to honor your needs, desires, and goals. This modality is so beneficial because of its ability to affect all levels of the human being. In our session together and with the practices and insights you take home with you, I am confident that you will feel better and feel empowered to actively participate in your own well-being. 


30 minute session $40
60 minute session $80

Wednesdays 8/8/, 8/15. 8/22, 8/29 from 12:30 - 5pm. 

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Ecstatic Dance Campout
Jul
19
to Jul 22

Ecstatic Dance Campout

Join us for summer sweetness as we celebrating 10 years of music, movement, and community of Ecstatic Dance in Oakland with our campout in beautiful Mendocino County.

There will be camping, glamping, and indoor rooms available. 

We will have an Ecstatic Dance every day (morning or night) under an outdoor tent with padded floor, All Meals are Provided For You (all are Vegan & Gluten Free), Swimming in a Spring Fed Pond, Yoga, Doubles Yoga, Chi Gong, Massage Class, Campfires, Silent Disco, Storytelling, and so much more. Can't wait to see you there!

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Chakra Balancing Pop Up ~ July
Jul
11
12:30 PM12:30

Chakra Balancing Pop Up ~ July

In your Chakra balancing session, we will illuminate what has been hidden deep within your energetic body and balance your flow of energy. Through a somatic guided meditation, we will journey within to reveal and unlock your truth and invite more integration between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms of your being. The seven major Chakras are energy centers that function like a karmic map of your existence, past, present and future. The true gift of the Chakra balancing session is that it reveals where you may be experiencing blockage or excess, and then with that awareness I will make suggestions of holistic lifestyle practices to support you in balance and well-being moving forward in your unfolding. I look forward to connecting with you! 
 

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Chakra Balancing Pop Up ~ June
Jun
13
12:30 PM12:30

Chakra Balancing Pop Up ~ June

In your Chakra balancing session, we will illuminate what has been hidden deep within your energetic body and balance your flow of energy. Through a somatic guided meditation, we will journey within to reveal and unlock your truth and invite more integration between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms of your being. The seven major Chakras are energy centers that function like a karmic map of your existence, past, present and future. The true gift of the Chakra balancing session is that it reveals where you may be experiencing blockage or excess, and then with that awareness I will make suggestions of holistic lifestyle practices to support you in balance and well-being moving forward in your unfolding. I look forward to connecting with you! 
 

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Cultivating Embodied Presence
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Cultivating Embodied Presence

We all share a basic human need to be truly seen and known. We all feel a deep soul desire for true connection and unconditional love. 

Join me for this transformative deep dive into practices that explore connection, intimacy and presence. In this workshop you will learn simple, powerful and effective techniques to deepen your intimacy with yourself, with others, and with your life. We will explore a variety of practices based in the wisdom traditions of mindfulness, tantra, yoga, improvisational somatic movement, and more within a safe and sacred container.

Come solo or with a friend or partner. All are welcome! 

Workshop Pricing : $45 in advance or $55 at the door. See Purusha's website to purchase your tickets today! 

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Purusha Yoga Ayurveda Basics Certification
Jul
22
to Aug 5

Purusha Yoga Ayurveda Basics Certification

Learn about how to use the principles of Ayurveda to enhance your yoga practice and health with master practitioner Kathy Gelhken, assisted by Lucia Young.

Ayurveda is the sister science to classic yoga. While Yoga focuses on purifying mind and body to achieve closer union with the ultimate, Ayurveda focuses on maintaining and enhancing the health and balance of mind and body.

Weekend One: Theoretical underpinnings of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Assessment Tools.   You will become familiar with some of the basic tenets of Ayurvedic Medicine and add some Ayurvedicassessment tools and treatment concepts to your tool box as a yoga teacher or therapist.

Weekend Two: Tridosha and introduction to the Ayurvedic Body and Yoga Asana for Tri Dosha.  You will enhance your understanding of the functions of the Tridosha—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—and learn how to work with them through the tools of Yoga.

Weekend Three: Ayurvedic Concepts for use in developing a treatment plan and putting it all together--case study presentations with feedback and discussion.

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Purusha 200 Hour Intensive YTT
Jun
12
to Jul 7

Purusha 200 Hour Intensive YTT

The Tree of Classic Yoga is vast and beautiful, encompassing a holistic network of branches that invite each student to explore inwardly and discover the world’s truths. These truths have been rediscovered for generations, and within each of us there is a vast knowledge. Every truth we realize in our own hearts will be the only real treasures we have to give others.

Our training provides the opportunity to acquire a strong working knowledge and professional ability to teach:

  • 60 plus postures / Asana
  • 12 breathing exercises/ Pranayama
  • 5 element assists and basic thai yoga body work principals for touch
  • Flow of energy using the Chakras 
  • Holistic Model of Yoga Therapy using the 5 koshas
  • The complete Yoga Sutras
  • Modifications for a variety of common disease and concerns 
  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Hatha Flow
  • Meditaiton/ Mindfulness

The course also includes a strong emphasis on health education, mental wellbeing, physical fitness, and classic yoga that is applicable to the modern world. Purusha Yoga Teacher Training is not just about teaching; many choose this path as a means of experiencing and exploring the many facets of Yoga in a deeper and more meaningful way. 

The Level I Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational 200 Hour training.  Upon completion you will qualify to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT 200. - Purusha Yoga 2017

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Enchanted Forest Gathering 2017
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Enchanted Forest Gathering 2017

Come join me in the beautiful redwood forest of Mendocino for yoga, great music, and dancing at Enchanted Forest Gathering 2017!

I will be offering a workshop "Cultivating Deep Presence: Exploring our Edges through Yin Yoga and Meditation". 

In this workshop we will explore unconditional presence in the body, heart and mind through Yin Yoga and meditation. Yin empowers us to find our edge of sensation through deeply held postures, presenting us with an opportunity to observe and calm our minds, and stay present with ourselves during momentarily uncomfortable experiences. Through this practice we will playfully unwind discomfort into pleasurable sensation and unfold into loving presence and acceptance of what is. All levels welcome!

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Free Yoga for Veterans at Purusha Yoga
Mar
28
to May 25

Free Yoga for Veterans at Purusha Yoga

I am humbled to have the opportunity to co-teach Yoga for Veterans every Tuesday and Thursday at Purusha Yoga Studio alongside esteemed instructors Joy Ravelli and Eric Sparks.

This 8 week long course is for Veterans only and aims to introduce therapeutic yoga techniques which will improve self regulation, mood, and coping skills as well as help to reduce insomnia, depression, and anxiety.

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Give Love, Seva Love Valentines Benefit 2017
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Give Love, Seva Love Valentines Benefit 2017

I am so excited to be teaching partner yoga at this event, it's going to be such an incredible evening! Come open your hearts and have some fun with us for an amazing cause.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at eventbrite.com:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/give-love-seva-love-valentines-benefit-2017-tickets-31140562260

 

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FREE Gratitude Vinyasa co-taught with the inspiring Joy Ravelli at Purusha Yoga Studio
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Gratitude Vinyasa co-taught with the inspiring Joy Ravelli at Purusha Yoga Studio

Join me and my dear friend and teacher Joy Ravelli for a beautiful somatic flow class to celebrate and give gratitude for community, healing, and the earth.

Bring yourself and your loved ones this Thursday, November 25th, from 10-11:30am.

Space is limited. To sign up for the class online please visit Purusha Yoga's website:

www.purushayoga.org/schedule/ 

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Holistic Hatha & Raja Yoga Teacher Training: join me this fall!
Sep
17
to Dec 11

Holistic Hatha & Raja Yoga Teacher Training: join me this fall!

  • Purusha Yoga School & Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Purusha Yoga Teacher Training is not just about teaching; many choose this path as a means of experiencing and exploring the many facets of Yoga in a deeper and more meaningful way. 

The Level I Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational 200 Hour training.  Upon completion you will qualify to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT 200 (registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour level

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