Workshops and Events



fierce compassionSelf-Compassion Book Group
Movement, Meditation, and Discussion

6-Week Series with Lee Ann Maynard, RYT 500
Fridays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
September 10 – October 15
Offered In-Person and Online

NOTE: In-person spots for this series are now full. But there is plenty of room to participate virtually via zoom!

Join Lee Ann Maynard, RYT500 in this 6-week series inspired by Kristn Neff, PH.D.’s book “Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness To Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.” Lee Ann will guide participants through gentle yoga and meditation practices centered around book topics such as “Standing Strong”, “Becoming Our Best Selves”, and “Caring For Others Without Losing Ourselves”.

“Compassion is aimed at alleviating suffering-it’s the impulse to help, an active feeling of concern, the palpable instinct to care for those who are struggling. Although most people naturally feel compassion for others, its harder to direct this instinct inward.” Kristin Neff, PhD.

WHAT TO BRING: You will need a yoga mat for this class series.  All other props will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own props as well, such as blocks, bolster, strap and blanket.

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES: This in-studio class will follow CDC Covid-19 Guidelines. Masks will be required for those not fully vaccinated.


Registration for entire 6 class series $108

Early bird registration TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL:
Invite a friend and register for entire series by August 25th, and reserve 2 spots for the price of 1!

Or you can drop in for $25 a class whenever you can make it.

Please note: The book is not included in registration fee. We encourage you to order locally through Sundance Books and Music or through

Email Lee Ann Maynard to reserve your spot.


string of mala close up


with Ray Ilyse, RYT500
Sunday, September 19, 12:00 – 3:30 pm 
Cost: $122/Person
Preregistration required: Email Ray or text/call: 775-240-6331

The Mala was originally created in India over 3000 years ago and has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. Mala is a term Sanskrit meaning “meditation garland”. The Mala is a string of 108 beads. The 109th bead is called a guru bead and symbolizes gratitude and connection to the divine. Originally, malas were used for a style of meditation known as Japa, which means “to recite”.

Beads: TBD but will be inspired by the fall equinox.

Pre-Registration required || Max 10 guests

3.5 Hours: Includes all Supplies, seated meditation, and incredible unique experience.

Follow Ray at web: ; IG: @thespiritofray


Lisa Dalberg pose

Lisa Dalberg Outdoor Memorial
Sunday, September 19, 10 am
McKinley Arts and Culture Center
925 Riverside Dr., Reno, NV 89503

On Sunday, September 19, 2021 we will gather to celebrate Lisa’s life and work in the  lovely and accessible outdoor courtyard of McKinley Arts and Culture Center. At 10:00 am we will share remembrances of Lisa and her work and eat and drink some of Lisa’s favorite treats. Lisa’s books and music will be there for us to take home to continue the journey she inspired.

The McKinley Center requires masks indoors, including the rest rooms. Lisa taught us all to value and honor our good health, and we will gather outdoors to remember her.


caldor fire benefit

Rest Deeply Restorative Practice
To Benefit the Caldor Fire Fund
Sunday, September 26, 4 – 6 pm
The Yoga Center Reno
Offered In-person and Online

Join Katie Louvat for a quiet, therapeutic, and nourishing afternoon of restorative yoga. In a relaxed state, your parasympathetic nervous system becomes dominant and the body is able to heal itself, reversing the physiological, mental, and spiritual effects of chronic stress. During this two-hour practice,  Katie will lead you through a combination of supported postures, myofascial release, breath-work and meditation that will leave you feeling rested and renewed.

Props to have on hand: 2 – 3 blankets, 2 blocks, strap, chair, wall, a pinky or tennis ball, and something to cover your eyes. Props are available at the studio for those who are joining in-person. Wear something comfortable so you can move and breath freely. If practicing at home, try to set yourself up in a quiet room where you won’t be disturbed.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol: Masks are required inside The Yoga Center regardless of vaccination status per current state mandate and CDC recommendations. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

When: Sunday, September 26, 4 – 6 pm

Where: This class is offered in-person at The Yoga Center as well as virtually via Zoom. Space is limited to 8 students for in-person. The practice will be recorded and shared with students. If you are unable to participate at the scheduled time, you’ll receive the recorded practice to do at your leisure. The recorded practice will be available for viewing for one month.

Cost: We are accepting donations forThe Caldor Fire Fund. This fund was established by the Eldorado County Community Foundation to assist those affected by the fire. We will send you a link to make a donation when you register for this event.

To Register: 

Participate in-person (limited to 8 participants.): Register now

Register to participate via zoom (unlimited spaces available): Register now