Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Loving, Dying and Letting Go

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What does it mean to Love?

What does it mean to Die?

How do we learn to Let Go?

The three questions above are central to human life. Philosophers and spiritual leaders throughout time have reflected upon them. Wise ones across all ages and cultures have offered up their own insights into answering these perennial queries. And, of course, all of us ~ all who know birth, breath, and death ~ wrestle at times with what it all means. What does it mean to love, die, and “let go”?

The Loving, Dying, and Letting Go workshop is designed to create a safe space for heartfelt inquiry into these questions. People of all philosophies and faith traditions are warmly welcomed to gather together to listen and learn through lecture, discussion, meditation and experiential exercises, and most importantly, to personally reflect upon the questions above. Gentle yoga movement will keep us bright throughout the day.
For those who have experienced grief due to death or the loss of an important relationship, for those who are caregiving or working with the bereaved, or for anyone wondering what it means to face one’s own death, or the death of those we love ~ this workshop will be particularly moving/beneficial.

Loving, Dying, and Letting Go is based upon the work/writing of Amy Wright Glenn, founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. The key themes of the workshop are present in Amy’s second book, Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go published by Parallax Press in 2017. Workshop participants are encouraged to read the book prior; however a few copies will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

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Spring Soothe Yin and Yoga Nidra
Mar
16
5:30 PM17:30

Spring Soothe Yin and Yoga Nidra

Welcome the arrival of Spring and the lengthening of days with a sweet, soothing evening. 75 minutes of Yin yoga: a quiet, receptive and restorative practice is followed by Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep: a practice of complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. 

This 2-hour special event will rejuvenate and balance your energy so that you feel ready for the increasing activity and projects of Spring.

$20-40 Sliding Scale
 or call 541-322-9642

Register HERE:

Spring Soothe Yin and Yoga Nidra

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Yoga of Death and Dying
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Yoga of Death and Dying

We will come together amongst the mountains and trees of Sisters, Oregon to use the practices and philosophy of yoga and meditation to explore the topics of death, dying and deathlessness.

Our time together will be a combination of yoga asana, meditation, dharma talks and conversation to help us open our hearts to Savasana.

Registration details are HERE.

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Winter Solstice: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Holidays
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Winter Solstice: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Holidays

On the longest night of the year, and on the eve of the holiday season and winter break for families, join Erin for this 2-hour restorative yoga and yoga nidra evening. Give yourself the opportunity to live with the pace of nature: Slow down, embrace the darkness, take time for self-care and fill your cup so that you may share with others.

A 75-minute Yin Yoga practice will be followed by Yoga Nidra, the yoga of sleep. 45 Minutes of Yoga Nidra relaxation is said to be equal to 4 hours of deep sleep. Restore your nervous system and enter the Winter replenished.

$20-40 Sliding Scale

Register online by clicking here. You will be able to pay $30. If you’d like to pay elsewhere on the scale, please call 541-322-9642 to register.

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Oct
6
4:30 PM16:30

Autumn Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Autumn is an especially appropriate time for self-care and reflection as we harvest summer's last bounty and "put away" some energy while letting go of what we no longer need.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a practice of complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. 30 minutes of yoga nidra is the equivalent of a 4-hour sleep!

This 2-hour special event will provide the space to reflect, relax and renew for the longer nights of Autumn.

$20-40 Sliding Scale
register online at www.bendcommunityhealing.com 
or call 541-322-9642

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Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Solstice: Restorative Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

On the longest day of the year, we embrace the fire of the season and tune into our own need for cooling down and chilling out.

Join us for Summer Solstice and allow yourself the time and space to tend internally to your Yin energy so that you are balanced with the Yang energy of summer's activity and the long days. We will pay special attention to our heart's joy in a restorative/yin class followed by the blissful rest of yoga Nidra. This nurturing and introspective two-hour class will be co-taught by Trish Ivie and Erin Collins.

Sliding Scale for this evening is $20-$40. Enroll here for $30 or call 541-322-9642 to register at a different rate on the scale.

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Is Yoga for Me?

This new FREE lecture series at Bend Community Healing is designed to answer questions in a small-group, non-threatening atmosphere. The second Tuesday of the month will be a lecture about yoga; the fourth Tuesday of the month will be a lecture with Mark Montgomery, Lic.Ac., answering similar questions about acupuncture, Chinese medicine and Zero Balancing.

Please come! And share with anyone who may be thinking about yoga, but not sure if it is for them. I will do a brief overview, a short experiential practice and offer time for Q&A.

Contact me for more details!

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Nurture:: A One-Day Retreat to Nature for Mamas

Momming is hard work- whether you have a newborn, a toddler, a teenager or an adult child, you deserve some Mama Time!
If you are anything like me, Mothers Day never quite ends up like you want it-- so join me for this day-long retreat designed especially for us.

We will enjoy a morning of hiking along the Deschutes River interspersed with yoga and meditation in the beauty and quiet of nature. At our midpoint, we will enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch in the woods. After returning to the trailhead, we will carpool back to Bend for an afternoon Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra session to send you home balanced, relaxed and centered.

Come connect with nature, with other mamas, with the energy of the season and nurture yourself as a mother.

$75 investment in YOU! Whether you invest for yourself or request this day as a gift, you will be treated to hiking, yoga, meditation, brunch and relaxation.

Registration closes Friday May 4th! Minimum 6, Maximum 12 participants.

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Apr
1
4:30 PM16:30

Spring Restorative and Yoga Nidra

In April, we welcome Spring with vibrancy and fresh eyes, ready for new growth and the lengthening of days. This nurturing two-hour workshop will be co-taught with Trish Ivie at Bend Community Healing. 

Sliding Scale $20-40. Register online at the link below for $30-- to pay another rate on the scale, please call BCH at 541-322-9642

 

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Experiencing the Energy Body

Join Erin and Mark Montgomery, L.Ac. at Bend Community Healing for this workshop exploration of our energy body. In Yoga and Chinese medical traditions, the flow of energy is an essential facet of health and healing. We will discuss different theories and descriptions of energy channels and meridians in the body, as well as feeling energy in our bodies with yoga, Qigong, meditation and acupuncture. This amazing workshop will conclude with an extended yoga Nidra during a community acupuncture session. 

Sliding Scale $30-60.
Register online here you'll be able to pay $45. To pay another amount on the sliding scale, please call Bend Community Healing to register at 541-322-9642.

This workshop will be incredible! Please let me know if you have any questions, and register early, as it will likely sell out.

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Feb
11
4:30 PM16:30

Yin and Yang Partner Yoga Workshop

Grab your friend, your lover, your sister or brother and join Trish Ivie and I at Bend Community Healing for an all-levels workshop exploring partner play in yoga. We will use breath work, meditation, and partner poses to support each other, challenge ourselves and observe the dynamic between Yin and Yang in all of us, especially as we partner. Come with or without a mate, we will find plenty of ways to work together.

Sunday, February 11th 4:30-6:30pm
Sliding Scale $20-40 Single, $30-60 Pairs

Call Bend Community Healing to register: 541-322-9642

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Dec
17
4:30 PM16:30

Settling into Solstice

This 2-hour restorative yoga and yoga nidra event will prepare you for the upcoming holidays. Slow down, take time for self-care and fill your cup so that you may share with others.

http://www.bendcommunityhealing.com/workshops--events/settling-into-the-solstice-dec-18th-from-430-630pm-a-restorativeyoga-nidra-workshop

Held at Bend Community Healing. Call to register 541-322-9642.

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