Workshops and Events


Wim Hof Method – Basic Breathing Class
with Leviticus McDonald, Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 am through May 23, 2022
Thursday evenings is shifting to 
Sundays mornings:
9:30 – 10:30 am on Sunday, May 22 + Sunday, May 29

group lesson photoBreathing is the easiest and most instrumental part of the autonomic nervous system to control and navigate. In fact, the way you breathe strongly affects the chemical and physiological activities in your body. Throughout the years, Wim Hof has developed special breathing exertions that keep his body in optimal condition and in complete control in the most extreme circumstances. The breathing technique is first and foremost premised on inhaling deeply and exhaling without any use of force.

This class is an hour’s worth of experience featuring a brief introduction to the science behind the breathing of the Wim Hof Method, followed by a cozy dive into the breathwork. We will then have an opportunity to discuss our experiences.

6-weeks of Wim Hof Basic Breathing Classes will be held:
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 am
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
(Through May 26, 2022)

$20 per class


RSVP Preferred, drop-ins welcome.
Class capacity online will be set for 18-20 patrons so there will be room for 5 or so drop-ins.
Max capacity is 25.

Vaccinations are recommended. Masks are always optional. Please be conscious of others and respect the mandates set in place.

Leviticus McDonald is a native of Reno, Nevada, where he teaches the tools necessary to reconnect with nature, each other, and ourselves. He spent his early twenties reading yogic texts, traveling to see pyramids and temples, researching chemistry, and following his curiosity on a whim. Then he found another Wim! The Wim Hof Method has answered many of his questions, and the seeker has become the finder! Excited to spread the love, truth, and happiness of the Method, Leviticus is eager to teach and is always game to discuss the nature of philosophy.

Cell: (775) 997-5024
Instagram: @lmickyd
Facebook: Leviticus McDonald

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In-Person & Live-streamed Offerings Guided by Russell Persson
8:00 – 9:30 am on the first Sunday of every month

June 5

Workshop Fee: Suggested donations: $20, $10, $5, $1
Donate here

Email to reserve your spot:, class sizes are limited.

Please note: These workshops are offered in-person (space is limited) as well as virtually through Zoom. You will receive the log-in information when you register if you prefer to join online.

Covid Safety: Masks are optional at this time.

Join Russell Persson for a 90-minute workshop focusing on mindfulness meditation and present moment awareness. He welcomes anyone new to the practice of meditation as well as experienced practitioners. This workshop is designed to help participants experience the benefits of present moment awareness and cultivate, through guided and silent meditation, loving awareness and the refinement of our innate abilities for concentration and stillness.

The workshop will include:

  • A short series of movements inspired by qigong to bring awareness to the physical body
  • A guided meditation with focus on the breath to cultivate concentration and compassion and to begin to see, with precision, our distractions and addictive thought patterns
  • Questions and discussion on our experience
  • A brief walking meditation
  • And a final silent meditation to end the workshop

(Image: Andreas Gursky)


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with Christina Baggott, RYT500, E-200, and YACEP
June 11 & 12, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
The Yoga Center Reno

Yoga teachers can make a difference. Learn how to cultivate and grow your teaching practice with mindful approaches for sexual and emotional trauma recovery.

This Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training will:

* Provide you with a better understanding of trauma and how it can affect your student on a physical and emotional level.
* Review factors involved in teaching trauma informed yoga.
* Recognize the important role of a trauma informed yoga instructor.
* Go over boundaries, why they are important and how to set them.
* Offer an assessment tool that will help you to assess the needs of specific populations.
* Identify potential challenges and how to effectively handle them.
* Identify strategies for healthy communication techniques.
* Describe ways to modify poses for various populations and situations.
* Discuss the importance of safe spaces and how to create them.
* Recognize sources of support and effective partners.
* Connect you with other teachers on the same path.
* Enhance your self-care practice and more.

Saturday, June 11, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, June 12, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
(This includes 30 minutes for lunch both days.)

Early Registration: $160 (offer expires June 1. Use the code EARLYREG at checkout.)
June 1st and at the door – $225

10 contact hours through Yoga Alliance.

Follow the link to Christina’s personal website where you can REGISTER TODAY
(Use the code EARLY REG at checkout for early bird discount.)


headshot christina bChristina Baggott has been an active yoga teacher for over ten years.  For Christina, yoga is a state of mind in which the entire body can relax and release to the transparency of the universe. She uses her practice to inspire others by encouraging mindful approaches that can enhance inner peace and happiness.

Christina is a RYT500, E-200, and YACEP. She received her 200 yoga certification at the International Sivananda Centre in Val Morin Canada and her 300 yoga certification at Yogamu/Bhakti Yogshala, Rishikesh, India.  Her niche practice includes Trauma Informed, Chair Yoga, The Neuroscience Connection, Yoga Nidra and Kids Yoga. Christina’s yoga projects include teaching yoga for victims and survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence (NYC), teaching yoga for senior refugees (Portland, ME) and developing an after school youth yoga program (Lewiston, ME).

Christina welcomes all ages and levels.