Workshops and Events

 FEBRUARY EVENTS

HEaling Mantras Social Media
Purposeful Living Center Presents

HEALING MANTRAS
with Shanti Shanti and Leigh Hurst
Friday, February 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Registration Fee: $75
To Register: https://www.purposefullivingcenter.com/calendar

Healing Mantras is being sponsored by Purposeful Living. Shanti Shanti will teach powerful tones and mantras that you can use to create health, peace and joy in your own life. This wonderful class includes in-person instruction, a workbook, along with a supplemental online course that can be used at any time to further your knowledge and deepen your understanding.

These mantras are secret and usually used in monasteries by monks to create profound spiritual awakening. In this course, renowned Sanskrit scholars Shanti Shanti, have made this exclusive knowledge available to you in this Healing Mantras Workshop.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Leigh Hurst is the owner of Purposeful Living Healing Center in Midtown. She has been in business for 12 years. Leigh guides people to connect to their purpose while learning to become the best version of themselves. She does this with intuitive guidance, sound healing, and energy work. She also brings other practitioners into the spotlight to share their gifts while encouraging them to provide special healing tools for her following.

Shanti Shanti is comprised of two sisters, Andrea Santos and Sara Gracey, who sing, write, and produce all of their own music. Born and raised in Reno, NV. They have a unique story as they are among the top Sanskrit scholars in the world and at the ages of 9 and 7, they were spontaneously able to read, write, and chant Sanskrit.

Their music is a distinctive combination of uplifting, indie-pop/ethno-folk songs along with their soothing, melodious, new age Sanskrit chants. They have performed on TV shows, and Radio shows around the world including the Tonight show and Coast to Coast AM and have been featured in numerous articles. They have sold over 70,000 copies of their 7 albums and over 500,000 in downloads.
In addition, Andrea and Sara have taught Sanskrit workshops all of the country including at the University of Loyola Marymount. They have 7 albums in release, a Sanskrit Workbook and the story of their family, “Dreaming in Real Time,” written by their mother, Linda Forman. www.shantishanti.com

 

Self Love Retreat Social Media

The Sweet Embrace of Self Love
An Afternoon Retreat

Led by: Vanessa Young, Certified Self Love & Mindfulness Coach
Saturday, February 24, 12 pm – 4:30 pm

You’re invited to Retreat Day!

Connect to your unique essence and immerse yourself with positivity and love. It’s time to set aside time to fill your own cup!

Come enjoy Community, Connection, Meditation, Mindfulness, Snacks, hands-on experiences and more!

Investment: $100 (Limited Seats Available)

To Register: visit www.humbledandjoyous.com; direct message on Instagram @vanessatruly28; or Text 775-453-6058

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

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Vanessa Young has always had a love for supporting women in falling unconditionally in love with themselves by reconnecting them back to their heart space and inner light. Vanessa is a Self Love & Mindful Life coach but teaches and shares based off of personal experience and life circumstances. Vanessa is having fun living life, learning, experiencing and coloring outside of the lines all while reconnecting to her own unique essence & encouraging others to do the same.

 

supported child's pose

REST DEEPLY
Restorative Yoga + Myofascial Release
with Katie Louvat
Sunday, Feb. 25, 10 am – 12 pm
Offered in-person and online

$40, email Katie to reserve your spot.

“Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.” -Tao Te Ching

Enjoy a quiet, therapeutic, and nourishing morning 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.

Use this practice to:
* decrease insomnia, mental fatigue, and chronic muscle tension
* balance your energy level and increase mental alertness
* improve cardiovascular, digestive, and circulatory health
* alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
* strengthen your immune system, support your body’s natural healing process and more

Please bring a personal eye pillow if you own one and dress in layers.

TO REGISTER: Email katie at klouvat@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
Please let her know if you would like to attend in-person or online and on which date.
(In-person attendance is limited to 13 participants.)

CLASS FEE: $40

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
(please pay in advance to reserve your spot.)

Venmo: @katie-louvat
Zelle: 775-813-3524
Check: Make payable to Katie Louvat. Send to: The Yoga Center, 720 Tahoe Street, Suite C, Reno, NV 89509

 

MARCH EVENTS

 

Insight Meditation Long Practice Winter 2023 Insta

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

UPCOMING DATES:

March 3

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

To Register: Drop-ins welcome!

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.

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

 

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NEW MOON AND FULL MOON SOUND BATHS
with Jen Haddix, Sound Healer, Yoga Instructor
Registration Fee: $25
New Moon Sound Bath
Sunday, March 10, 5:00 – 6:15 pm – Register here
Questions/Contact: Jen Haddix connect@intuitivejen.com

Working with the healing vibrations of crystal bowls, drums, chimes, gongs, and more… Jen will support you in setting intentions for this upcoming New Moon in Pisces and tuning you in to powerful self love and spiritual growth frequencies. The sound healing instruments she uses work with your chakras (energy centers), helping to move a lot of energy quickly, clear any blockages, and help you deepen your relationship with yourself.

Everything that exists is made of sound and vibration. Our bodies are 70% water, making them ideal conductors for transformative sound experiences. This New Moon Sound Bath will help release tension and stress. It will also open the door to enhanced intuition, improved immunity, better relationships, lower blood pressure, reduced stress hormones, stabilized moods, and better sleep. This powerful healing modality can create big changes in your life, and in a short amount of time.

Allow the gentle vibrations to wash away any tension and help you release negative energy. As you surrender to the harmonious sounds, you may experience a profound sense of clarity and inspiration, opening your mind to new possibilities and expansion.

No experience is required! All levels are welcome.

 

supported child's pose

REST DEEPLY
Restorative Yoga + Myofascial Release

with Katie Louvat

Sunday, March 24, 10 am – 12 pm
Sunday, April 14, 10 am – 12 pm

TO REGISTER:
email Katie to reserve your spot
$40 (Must pay in advance to reserve your spot. See below for payment options.)

“Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.” -Tao Te Ching

Enjoy a quiet, therapeutic, and nourishing morning 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.

Use this practice to:
* decrease insomnia, mental fatigue, and chronic muscle tension
* balance your energy level and increase mental alertness
* improve cardiovascular, digestive, and circulatory health
* alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
* strengthen your immune system, support your body’s natural healing process and more

Please bring a personal eye pillow if you own one and dress in layers.

TO REGISTER: Email katie at klouvat@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
(Attendance is limited to 12 participants.)

CLASS FEE: $40

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
(please pay in advance to reserve your spot.)

Venmo: @katie-louvat
Zelle: 775-813-3524, Kathleen Louvat
Check: Make payable to Katie Louvat. Send to: The Yoga Center, 720 Tahoe Street, Suite C, Reno, NV 89509

 

Grief Yoga March 2024 Insta

Grief Yoga ®
for Families, Individuals, and Kids
with Dr. Juanita Chapman, MFT, LCADC, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, RYT 500
Sunday, March 24, 1 – 2:30 pm
The Yoga Center Reno

Workshop Cost: Donation-based
Please pre-register: email juanitasyoga@outlook.com
Payment options: Venmo or cash

Please note: Participants should bring a journal and something with which to write. Participants are also invited to bring their own water (in a container with a closed top to avoid spills.)

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Trauma can be anything that overwhelms our capacity to cope and respond. This class will allow you to tap into resources that you can use to feel safe, to self-regulate your mind and body, and embody your resilience.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
juanita headshot croppedDr. Juanita Chapman – licensed MFT and LCADC, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, RYT 500

One of the main reasons I became a therapist was it provided me the freedom to talk openly about emotions, and death, somethings which were taboo in my family.  In my years of practice, I have discovered that this lack of emotional validation resonates with a huge portion of my clients.  When I began practicing yoga, I stumbled into the added benefit of the practice releasing emotions.  I wondered if there might be some way to bring yoga and those who don’t normally practice yoga but struggle with grief and other difficult emotions, together.  Then, I found Grief Yoga ®.  It was so impactful that I decided to become a teacher.  A Grief Yoga ® class is a safe place to release those stuck old emotional wounds and process grief in a healthy and fun way. I hope you will join me to experience this for yourself.

 

Yoga Nidra March 2024 Insta

Yoga Nidra with Juanita Chapman, MFT, LCADC,
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, RYT 500

Sunday, March 24, 3 – 4 pm
The Yoga Center Reno

Cost: Donation
Please pre-register: juantitasyoga@outlook.com
Payment options: Venmo, Cash

Yoga Nidra has come to be known as the yoga of sleep or yogic sleep. It is usually undertaken in Savasana or a simple resting pose. It can be practiced by anyone and is a supportive and nurturing practice which holds immense benefits for anyone who struggles with lack of quality sleep, burn-out, anxiety and/or trauma. The practice of Yoga Nidra allows one to experience the immense power of deep rest and surrender while awakening the mind to our essential nature; permitting us to seek clarity, a connection to our inner knowing, a deeper sense of peace and our purpose in this life. Yoga Nidra is the ultimate practice of non-doing. It has been claimed that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equal to 3 hours of sleep.

 

New Moon Sound Bath FEb.Mar 2024 Insta

NEW MOON & FULL MOON SOUND BATHS
with Jen Haddix, Sound Healer, Yoga Instructor
Event Fee: $25
Questions/Contact: Jen Haddix connect@intuitivejen.com

Full Moon Sound Bath
Monday, March 25, 12:00 – 1:15 pm – Register here
Working with the healing vibrations of crystal bowls, drums, chimes, gongs, vocals and more… Jen will support you in setting intentions for this upcoming Full Moon and tuning you in to the frequencies of rebirth and renewal. The sound healing instruments she uses work with your chakras (energy centers), helping to move a lot of energy quickly, clear any blockages, and help you release anything you’ve been holding onto that is no longer serving you.

Everything that exists is made of sound and vibration. Our bodies are 70% water, making them ideal conductors for transformative sound experiences. This New Moon Sound Bath will help release tension and stress. It will also open the door to enhanced intuition, improved immunity, better relationships, lower blood pressure, reduced stress hormones, stabilized moods, and better sleep. This powerful healing modality can create big changes in your life, and in a short amount of time.

Allow the gentle vibrations to wash away any tension and help you release negative energy. As you surrender to the harmonious sounds, you may experience a profound sense of clarity and inspiration, opening your mind to new possibilities and expansion.

No experience is required! All levels are welcome.

Email to sign up or by clicking the following links:
Register for the March 25 event

 

AcuSound March April SOcial Media

Acupuncture Sound Bath
Powerful Combination of Two Healing Modalities
Sunday, March 31, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
The Yoga Center Reno

with Jen Haddix
Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher, and Spiritual Life Coach

and Dr. Katie Gaffney, OMD, LAc
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine

COST: $44
TO REGISTER: Limited Space:
March 31 – REGISTER HERE
April 28 -Link coming soon, email Dr. Katie to reserve your spot for now

A sound bath immerses you in deep healing sound vibrations using vocals, gongs, drums, chimes, and 432 hz crystal singing bowl set to facilitate rejuvenation, energetic alignment, and release of energy that no longer serves you.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing modality that uses tiny needles to stimulate meridians to encourage Qi/energy flow which can ultimately balance all the systems of the body and treat various disease patterns. The points chosen for this class will support overall balance, energy, stress relief, and clarity of mind.

 jen haddix headshotwith Jen Haddix
Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher, and Spiritual Life Coach
Read about Jen on her website www.intuitivejen.com

katie g headshot

and Dr. Katie Gaffney, OMD, LAc
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Read about Katie on her website www.gaffneyhealing.com

 

 

APRIL EVENTS

Insight Meditation Long Practice Winter 2023 Insta

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

UPCOMING DATES:

April 7

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

To Register: Drop-ins welcome!

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.

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

 

supported child's pose

REST DEEPLY
Restorative Yoga + Myofascial Release

with Katie Louvat

Sunday, April 14, 10 am – 12 pm

TO REGISTER:
email Katie to reserve your spot
$40 (Must pay in advance to reserve your spot. See below for payment options.)

“Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.” -Tao Te Ching

Enjoy a quiet, therapeutic, and nourishing morning 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.

Use this practice to:
* decrease insomnia, mental fatigue, and chronic muscle tension
* balance your energy level and increase mental alertness
* improve cardiovascular, digestive, and circulatory health
* alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
* strengthen your immune system, support your body’s natural healing process and more

Please bring a personal eye pillow if you own one and dress in layers.

TO REGISTER: Email katie at klouvat@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
(Attendance is limited to 12 participants.)

CLASS FEE: $40

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
(please pay in advance to reserve your spot.)

Venmo: @katie-louvat
Zelle: 775-813-3524, Kathleen Louvat
Check: Make payable to Katie Louvat. Send to: The Yoga Center, 720 Tahoe Street, Suite C, Reno, NV 89509

 

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Anatomy + Asana
with Ada Lusardi
April 27 + 28, 2024
The Yoga Center Reno

In this two-day intensive, we will explore a wide range of dynamic movements and postures while applying and integrating joint/muscle anatomy and biomechanics. You will leave knowing more about how your body works and ways to practice safely and effectively for a lifetime. Open to teachers and students with a consistent yoga practice. Space is limited to 15.

Saturday, 4/27
Diaphragm + Psoas | 9:00-11:30 AM
Shoulders + Arms | 1:00-3:30 PM

Sunday, 4/28
Sacrum + Hips | 9:00-11:30 AM
Ankles + Knees | 1:00-3:30 PM

INVESTMENT:
$180/weekend (thru APR 1)
$200/weekend (after APR 1)

REGISTER HERE

* In-person only
* Lots of personal attention (with your permission, of course)
* All props are provided, but please bring your mat, notepad, and pen.
* CEU’s available through Yoga Alliance upon completion.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Ada Lusardi (E-RYT, YACEP) teaches workshops and trainings that marry the heart and science of yoga while offering nuanced and precise teaching with warmth and humor. Utilizing compassionate and clear direction, intelligent sequencing, and skillful hands-on adjustments, her offerings challenge and refine one’s movement practice regardless of age or ability. A life-long anatomy student, she guides students in uncovering the architecture of their human form and finding ease of movement, breath, and spirit. She leads online and in-person classes, workshops, and retreats throughout California’s Bay Area and around the country. A long-time student of Donald Moyer, Judith Hanson Lasater, and Tom Myers, she is a perennial student of yoga and life.

 

AcuSound March April SOcial Media

Acupuncture Sound Bath
Powerful Combination of Two Healing Modalities
Sunday, April 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
The Yoga Center Reno

with Jen Haddix
Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher, and Spiritual Life Coach

and Dr. Katie Gaffney, OMD, LAc
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine

COST: $44
TO REGISTER: Limited Space:
Link coming soon, email Dr. Katie to reserve your spot for now

A sound bath immerses you in deep healing sound vibrations using vocals, gongs, drums, chimes, and 432 hz crystal singing bowl set to facilitate rejuvenation, energetic alignment, and release of energy that no longer serves you.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing modality that uses tiny needles to stimulate meridians to encourage Qi/energy flow which can ultimately balance all the systems of the body and treat various disease patterns. The points chosen for this class will support overall balance, energy, stress relief, and clarity of mind.

 jen haddix headshotwith Jen Haddix
Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher, and Spiritual Life Coach
Read about Jen on her website www.intuitivejen.com

katie g headshot

and Dr. Katie Gaffney, OMD, LAc
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Read about Katie on her website www.gaffneyhealing.com