Events, Workshops & Retreats
Celebrate our local community through special events, benefits and kirtans. Contact us at email@example.com if you would like to host an event!
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New Moon Nidra Sound Bath
Imagine going on an epic journey of self healing, using Sound Harmonics, woven together into a symphonic Ocean of Sound. You will hear gongs, quartz crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, bells, chimes, ocean drums, rain-sticks, and other instruments as we travel deep inside our own being and come HOME.
On this new moon we will weave yoga nidra into our meditations. The overarching theme to all these Sound Baths is DEEP REST and RENEWAL; the restoration of our overly stimulated nervous systems. Transformation of consciousness, lucid dreaming states, “big picture” integration of life challenges, 'Conscious Sleep', and the rejuvenation of our “zest for life” are some of the benefits you might see.
As we awaken from the 'sonic massage' we will feel like we slept for 12 hours straight through. Having experienced a nervous system reboot through DEEP REST and RENEWAL, we are ready to begin a new day!
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Minerva Arias of Laughing Lotus SF
Ayurveda: Eat to Heal Part 2
Jumping off the foundation of Part One, Minerva leads participants in a more hands-on workshop exploring Ayurveda's perspective on food, nutrition and gut health.
Understanding and supporting our agni (digestive fire) is a cornerstone to our good health in Ayurvedic medicine. In this workshop, Minerva will guide you through the principles of agni, how to detect imbalance in your agni and how to support it for optimal health and digestion.
A review of the rasas from part one and its connection to doshas will lead our hands-on, interactive portion of the workshop. We'll begin with creating menu ideas to understand how to cook nourishing meals for every member of the family - regardless of dosha and using real food as examples of the six tastes. Then we get to blend delicious smoothies together based on the doshas and Ayurvedic principles of support agni.
You'll walk away feeling more confident in being able to use your observation to distinguish and use foods (& its rasas) to maintain your overall health and optimum agni. Empowered with the knowledge to feed yourself, your family and friends regardless of dosha.
If you are interested in this workshop but didn't take part one – no worries! Sign up in advance and Minerva will send you a quick recap so you can jump right in!
Kate Duyn Cariati + Taste of Travel
Tulum Yoga Retreat
READY FOR ADVENTURE?
Join Kate Duyn, founder of Light On Lotus, for two daily yoga classes in the lush and relaxing Mayan Jungle at HABITAS Tulum. You’ll challenge your body and mind at this private oceanfront property that’s as wild as it is tamed and welcoming— a haven that integrates us into the environment. Natural palapa roofs and canvas walls adorn each 500 square foot room of private space, creating the perfect space for reflection. Central to the communal nature of a home, HABITAS’ three-story lounge serves as the centerpiece for unique programmings, gatherings, dining, and musical journeys.
- Cacao Ceremony
- 2 Yoga Classes Daily
- Morning Meditation
- Private Chef Prepared Meals
(3 Daily) and all food & drinks
- Spa Services
- Cenote Tour
- Kite Surfing
- Sian Kaan Lagoon
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Being a tween and teenager sure is a tough job. Our Lotus Girls Tween Tribe Workshop provides a non-competitive outlet for girls ages 9 - 13 to move their bodies, lift their hearts and calm their minds; using yoga to help them with some of the struggles adolescents experience. In this workshop, we'll practice basic and challenging yoga poses and partner poses, we'll learn age appropriate breathing techniques, and we will focus on mindfulness and meditation. We will also make beautiful mala bead bracelets, spending time being creative and connected.
Yoga is a perfect escape in our hectic world and the hope of this workshop is to provide this age group with something to call their own. Students will leave with less stress and anxiety, and more kindness towards themselves and others; forming a community of like minded, open hearted friends and a practice that they can share for a lifetime.
Jessica Jablonksi is our in-house Kids Yoga Empower our girls, together!
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Amanda Yates Garcia, Oracle of LA
Crafting Rituals, Spells & Ceremonies
Ritual and ceremony can help us feel grounded, focus our energy, effect positive change in our lives, and connect us to our spiritual purpose. But many people feel intimidated when trying to craft a ritual of their own. We worry that we're doing it wrong or that we're leaving out something important. We'd like to invite our friends over for a ritual around the bonfire, or for a holiday or personal celebration like a birthday, or perhaps there's a special goal we'd like to do ceremony around like calling in a lover or getting that new job, but we're not sure exactly what we should do to make it happen.
If rituals, spells and ceremonies interest you, but you're not sure where to begin, or if you have lots of practice but would like to deepen your knowledge, this is the workshop for you. During this 3-hour workshop you will learn the difference between a ritual, a spell and a ceremony; important components that each type of working should have; simple ways for crafting effective workings of your own; how to improvise if you don't have "all the necessary tools"; and special techniques you can use for everything from your personal morning rituals to ceremonial workings for gatherings of large groups. Most of all, you'll get plenty of practice time so that you feel confident working on your own.
This workshop will be lead by healer, hereditary witch, and Oracle of Los Angeles, Amanda Yates Garcia. Trained in the Western Mystery Traditions by her mother, as well as in shamanic healing with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, breathwork with David Elliott, and Reiki with Tenzin Llama Sherpa of Nepal, Amanda has an MFA from Cal Arts and has led public rituals at such venues as the Getty Museum, the Hammer Museum, and many other public institutions. She has been guest lecturer on magic and ritual at UCLA, Cal State Pomona and UC Irvine, and teaches a monthly mystery school called Magical Praxis from her healing workspace in West Adams, where she also sees private clients. Amanda's book, "Initiated" on witchcraft and how to live a magical life, comes out in 2019 with Grand Central Publishers. You can follow Amanda on Instagram @OracleOfLA or on Facebook @oracle.of.LA or book a private session with her at www.OracleOfLosAngeles.com