Restorative with Sound with Christine Kramer
Friday August 30th 6:30pm-7:45pm
Join Christine Kramer in collaboration with Illuminating Hearts for a Restorative Yoga + Sound pop up class!
Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga practice. During this time you are held in "shapes" while being fully supported with blankets, blocks, or bolsters. When you practice this style of yoga, you enter a deep state of relaxation. It is here that you can “let go” of those holding patterns in your body and find a state of balance that will allow your body to heal.
Illuminating Hearts provide yoga soundscapes inspired by Nāda Yoga, or the premise that all that exists in the cosmos, including human beings, consists of sound vibrations, called nāda. Nāda is the unstruck sound inside you. The sonic container helps you deepen your connection to your body and resonate with your inner sound and wisdom.
Christine Kramer is an RYT 500 Yoga Instructor & an Integrative Women's Health Coach. She is passionate about guiding people into finding balance and healing in all areas of their lives.
Moonbeam Cacao Ceremony
with Michaela Brown & Bridget Lavin
Sunday September 22nd 12:30pm-3:30pm
Join Michaela Brown in collaboration with Bridget Lavin for this Sacred Cacao Ceremony. We will dive into the spirit of cacao, learn about her mysteries, and open ourselves to her healing powers.
Michaela's Moonbeam Cacao Ceremonies deliciously blend sound, silence, mindful movement, rest, meditation, creative expression, aromatherapy, and soul connection… inviting deep transformational healing, led by the heart-opening medicine of cacao.
In this ceremony we will play up the elements of Embodied Sound ~ Voice Activation through singing and chanting and Vibrational Alchemy through movement and dance.
What is Cacao?
Raw cacao is the pure origin of what we know as chocolate. The fruit of the cacao tree contains beans from which the cacao is extracted and chocolate is made - with many additional ingredients. Cacao is native to Central and South America. Cacao has a rich 4,000-year history. The Mayans worshipped the cacao goddess and reserved chocolate for rulers, warriors, priests, and nobles. Over time, cacao has served as food and beverage, health elixir and spiritual elixir, sacred healing medicine, and potent aphrodisiac.
What are the Benefits of Participating in a Cacao Ceremony?
Joyful, euphoric sense of wellbeing with self and the universe
Gentle healing and expansion around the heart
Inner exploration and growth, emotional release, and play
Heart-centered focus and concentration
Enhanced creativity and productivity
Deeper understanding and retention of information
Improved meditation, yoga, tai qi, qi gong, chanting, and other longevity and enlightenment practices
Strengthened perception of intuition, insights, and inspiration
Accelerated personal transformation with flowing ease
Powerful, elaborate lucid dreams
The cost is $75 per person and is nonrefundable. Pre-registration and pre-payment are necessary to hold your place and are due by Friday, September 20th. Additional information will be emailed prior to the ceremony. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Please consider the following:
Do you have an allergy to chocolate?
Do you have a serious heart condition?
Do you have high or low blood pressure?
-Are you on blood thinners?
-Are you taking MAOI or SSRI antidepressants?
Are you pregnant?
*If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, before registering and paying please consult a medical doctor and Michaela Brown, Registered Herbalist (AHG), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michaela Brown is a Clinical Herbalist, RH (AHG), Reiki Master, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Birth Doula. Through her business Moonbeam Health and Wellness, LLC, she offers clinical herbal consultations, reiki sessions, and group cacao ceremonies. Michaela is the owner and plant alchemist of Moonbeam Medicinals, LLC, a collection of functional, spiritual, and alchemical herbal teas mindfully formulated and handcrafted for the body, mind, and spirit. She has been intentionally connecting with medicinal plants and weaving plant alchemy into herbal medicine and rituals since 2013. Michaela creates and holds a safe, beautiful, loving container for people to reconnect with themselves and heal with medicinal plants. Her divine purpose is to share native healing and cultural traditions in the Americas, and the spirit of cacao is the first plant that wanted to work with her to uphold that calling.
Bridget Lavin received her 200-hour yoga certification at Shoshoni, an ashram in Colorado, and received her 500-hour yoga certification from Passion Yoga School. She has been teaching and leading trainings and ceremonies for the last 7 years. Bridget is passionate about holding space for others as they awaken to their true selves. She believes yoga, mantra, breath, community, ritual, and ceremony are medicine. Moreover, they are tools to help build a deeper connection to our higher selves. Her ultimate belief is that we are one and peace is always one breath away.
Mythology in Motion with Heather Rama
Saturday November 9th 1:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday November 10th 12pm-5pm
Ever wanted to know what it feels like to leap across an ocean? Or battle a 10 headed demon? Be reunited with the love of your life you never thought you'd see again?
Join Heather Rama, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 on an epic journey into the Ramayana at Mythology in Motion. In this workshop, we'll find a wealth of adventure, archetypal characters, philosophical and ethical dilemmas and lessons that are still applicable today. Heather will guide you through the complex relationships, subtleties and cultural importance of this 2,500 year old tale. Apply this knowledge to your modern day practice, embodying the tale in our asanas. This workshop will include mantra, meditation, and mudra.
Allowing people to feel better in their bodies has always been the most important part of teaching yoga for Heather Rama. As an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 in therapeutic yoga, Heather has studied how each individual body can move or be restricted. Her students learn strength, balance and flexibility through focused stretching and relaxation exercises. Guiding her students in and out of the poses in a controlled manner also helps aid in developing stamina, posture awareness and motor control. When not teaching and working on her professional skills, Heather can be found giggling with her two young children and perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Wild Wisdom Retreat in Costa Rica
with Bridget Lavin & Carole Westerman
March 1st- 7th, 2020
Join Bridget Lavin and Carole Westerman March 1st- March 7th 2020 for a week immersion in the sweet jungle sanctuary of Costa Rica. This beautiful offering invites you to practice yoga and meditation on a platform overlooking the ocean every morning. It is a beautiful opportunity to indulge in self-care, nourish your soul, and remember the Wild Wisdom within YOU!
The retreat can modified to fit your needs! If you are interested in continuing your yoga education there will be an opportunity for 30 HRS of certified Yoga Alliance (YACEP) training hours. This will be $108 extra and will include a few lectures from Carole and Bridget and some handwritten assignments. The focus of the training hours will be "Living the Yoga Sutras". The key text book will be Rolf Gates', Meditations From the Mat. We will be connecting to the wisdom within using the tools of the sutras and wild teachings of the jungle. Our intention is that whether you're a yoga teacher or not, the added training will teach you how to LIVE yoga and take your practice off the mat and into your daily life.
Whether you choose to opt in for the added hours or not there will still be plenty of time for soulful excursions, connecting in nature, heart warming ceremony, and lots of time for inward reflection to deepen your self study and understanding of yoga.
There will be plenty of free time for you to enjoy and explore the magic of Puerto Viejo. Potential afternoon activities might include beach time, hiking, waterfalls, zip-lining, animal sanctuaries, cacao farm tours, and an opportunity to connect with the indigenous Bri Bri tribe. Please note that some of these activities will have an added cost not included in the retreat pricing. We encourage booking your excursions ahead of time. For more info and booking email Bridget at Bridget@lighthouse.yoga
Are you ready to remember the Wild Wisdom within you??? Let's gather as a community and fill our cups with good food, yoga, earth energy, and love.
Retreat includes 7 nights stay at Cashew Hill and breakfast and dinner.
Space is limited.
Reserve your spot NOW by putting down a $300 deposit. (NON-REFUNDABLE!)
Early Bird Price- $2,444+ (Ends August 31st)
Second Early Bird Price- $2,744 (Ends November 29th)
Full Price- $2,999+
30 HRS YACEP Living the Yoga Sutras- +$108
For pricing on zip lining, jaguar sanctuary, cacao tour, waterfall excursion, indigenous meet up, or other activities please contact Bridget. (Bridget@lighthouse.yoga)
(*Flight not included)
TO SIGN UP, PUT A DEPOSIT IN, OR MAKE A PAYMENT PLEASE EMAIL BRIDGET at Bridget@lighthouse.yoga. THANK YOU!