Yoga of Death and Dying
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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Equanimity in the Embrace of Mortality
to Mar 10

Equanimity in the Embrace of Mortality

This weekend workshop will be a space to explore, inspire and reimagine the relationship of yoga with death and encourage conversation. In addition to practical information about preparing for our own death as well as supporting others in dying, we will dive in to the topic of mortality and learn to approach this natural reality with grace and recognition of our true nature.

Friday 3/8/18 Practice for the Ultimate Savasana
We can practice dying every day with yoga. Savasana is the most important pose to practice as we embrace our mortality, as it allows us to let go and explore our nondual nature and the koshas. Discussion, savasana and Yoga Nidra practice.

Saturday 3/9/18 9-10:15am Yoga for Healthy Aging
This class will encourage equanimity through a practice for strength, flexibility, balance and agility. You will leave with an experiential understanding of how a yoga practice can improve the aging process and the embrace of mortality. Yoga and Meditation Practice (separate $15 drop-in fee)

Saturday 3/9/18 11am-1pm Reimagine the Conversation
Ninety percent of people believe that talking about their end-of-life wishes is important; yet only 27% of them have actually done so. Talking about death won’t make you die any sooner; but exploring the topic for yourself, your family and your friends will help you prepare emotionally and spiritually. Lecture/discussion/Q&A and small group workshop

Saturday 3/9/18 3pm-5pm What I Want you to Know
Taking the next step from the conversation, we will explore together what is involved in crafting an advance directive as well as the Love Legacy, or interactive memory project created for yourself or a loved one after death. Discussion/Q&A/ small group workshop and guided meditation practice

Sunday 3/10/18 10am-12pm Being with Dying
How do you hold space and support someone who is facing a terminal illness? What does physical dying look like? An overview of the signs and symptoms of dying, how to provide comfort and hold space for someone through meditation, vigil and ritual. Learn to be present for someone at their side or from afar, with your personal practice and contemplation as your framework. Lecture/Discussion/Q&A/Guided Meditation

Register by clicking HERE. Held on BainBridge Island, WA at Namaskar Studios.

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Winter Solstice: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Holidays
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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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 
or call 541-322-9642

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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