Each month at Sky House we feature a variety of workshop subjects and local teachers. Outside of our core studio offerings we believe that one of the most important elements of spiritual development is continuing education. Although we specialized in Yoga, Astrology, and Plant Medicine, we believe it's important to study many traditions and to sharpen our minds through community learning and conversation. Have a look at our offerings below!
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Sky House Workshops
Sound Medicine Journey through the Chakras with Angela Blueskies
Sound Medicine works with the energy of vibration to create shift in the body and mind. Sound healing embraces the idea that when vibration shifts, healing and integration can occur, and states of deep peace and rejuvenation result.
In this gently guided session, Angela will lead participants into a comfortable and receptive state to support deep relaxation. Using a lush array of sounds, including voice, toning, and mantra, as well as frame drum, guitar, harmonium, rattles, guitar, flutes from around the world, singing bowls, sounds of nature, and the gong, participants will be bathed in healing sounds and music designed to bring balance to the chakras and to their lives.
This event will sell out so please register early to reserve your space!
Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Donation Range: $25-35
Friday, July 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 pm
Donation Range: $25 - 35
Monthly SoulFeast Satsang - Don't Mind Me with Syamala Priya
Satsang is a Sanskrit term meaning “being in the company of the truth” or “right association," and refers to a group of like-minded people who engage in a spiritual dialogue. We invite you to join our monthly satsang as we gather together to share a delicious vegetarian/ vegan meal, discuss spiritual topics, get a sonic recharge by chanting sanskrit mantras, and encourage each other in spiritual life.
This month social worker and Bhakti yogi Syamala Priya will talk about what Bhakti Yoga has to say about the mind. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna explains to Arjuna that for one who controls the mind, the mind is the best of friends, but for one who is unable to control the mind, the mind is the worst enemy.
So yeah… let’s sit together, sample plants, and chant! Let’s dance! Let's catch up with old friends and make new ones. Guaranteed to give you a spiritual boost and get your next week off to a great start.
Can't afford to donate? Come anyways!
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Donation Range: $10 - $20
Cultivating Joy: A Yoga Nidra Summer Solstice Celebration with Shira Oz-Sinai
As the solstice ushers in the summer season, we gather together in sacred ceremony to honor the life-giving force of the sun and welcome the warm pulsation of joy in our hearts. This is a potent time for healing wounds of heartbreak, for easing the rapid heat of anxiety, and for soothing the parts of ourselves that have felt alone for far too long.
Moved by the rhythms of the nature that we are, in summer our hearts are naturally drawn to (re)connecting with others and ourselves, to unstructured play time, and that embodied fiery experience of being alive, expansive, and an integral part of the interconnected web of life. Through a series of self-applied acupressure points (no needles!), self-reflection, and iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation, we tend safely to our hearts, allow the warmth of connection to melt away the illusion of separation, and feel into the ever-present, bountiful joy that we are.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Early Registration before 5/30: $30
Drop In: $35
Summer Herbal Speaker Series
June 25 - August 6, 2019
The Science of the Private Lesson: Introductory Training with Francesca Cervero
Do you want to teach more private clients?
Do you feel depleted from running all over town teaching tons of group classes? Do you feel drained from teaching the private clients you do have? I hear you! I have been there too. But it doesn't have to be this way. Would you like to teach less, but make more money? You can!
It is possible to inspire and support meaningful change in your student's lives in a way that is sustainable. Teaching yoga one-on-one requires a different skill set than teaching group classes, and these unique skills are left out of most teacher training couses.
In this half day workshop you will get a taste of Francesca Cervero's full training on The Science of the Private Lesson and Francesca will spill all her biggest secrets on what it takes to build a thriving private practice.We will cover:
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 6:30 pm
$150.00 -Early Registration before 8/1
$175.00 -Regular Registration
$108.00 -YTT Alumni
SURVIVING ASSAULT: Yoga Therapy as Early Intervention Following Assault or Trauma -
A Strength-Focused Approach for Health and Holistic Practitioners with Yoga Experience
with Diana Tokaji, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, PRYT, M.Sc.
4-Part Series: October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, from 1:00 to 5:30 pm.
If you work with assault, trauma, acute anxiety, or PTSD, this series will support your visceral understanding of the physiology of assault, provide you with new physical practices, and guide you in holding space for another’s pain. Applying yoga therapy’s pancamayakosha model, or five sheaths – body, breath, mind, wisdom, bliss – you’ll experience how a strength-focused approach bridges body to highest wisdom, a process essential to assault survival and to finding one’s courageous path. Just as we might stabilize a painful broken limb prior to hospital care, the broken Being needs stabilization of body and mind when her world is uprooted. This is the primary step that we address: the acute stage that may occur immediately after trauma or repeatedly thereafter. How do we safely support a body that is traumatized? How can a client -- and how do we -- tap inherent wisdom at darkest hours? You will be guided to explore inspirational body and mind practices – resources that draw us toward a new midline, breeding health where trauma once held power.
Part I: Foundational Principles & Practices for Acute Trauma Care
Introduces an illuminating power point, foundational asana, R.A.I.N. and basic touch.
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019. 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Part II: Sensitive Touch & the Art of Presence (Part I is a pre-requisite)
Deep exploration of asana, training in multiple assists and in healthy, productive presence.
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019. 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Part III: The Biology of Courage & Safe Restorative Poses (Parts I & II are pre-req)
Powerful hand mudra, active & restorative asana, the reality of triggers, and neuroscience.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019. 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Part IV: Creative Recovery - Bridging the Art of Survival (Parts I, II, III are pre-req)
Survival techniques, Creativity for Wellbeing, inspirational body/mind practices, and actions that heal.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019. 1:00 pm - 5.30 pm
Please bring pen and pad or journal to the workshops. A folder with many handouts will be provided.
Inspirational assignments (one article, two brief videos, and two short writings) will further integrate the program for participants. For questions and to discuss partial scholarship: email@example.com
4-Part Series fee: $420**
Single Workshop for previous participants of this course: $95
** Cancellations for this course must be made before 9/21. All cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.
CEU: 20 Continuing Ed. Units with International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance
(18 contact hours, 2 non-contact hours)
Testimonials from past workshop participants:
“I am already incorporating elements of what you shared into my practice.” Rahel Schwartz, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Director JCADA (Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse).
“I would highly recommend this course to anyone. This course is a must have for all Yoga Instructors! This instructor is one of the best instructors that I have experienced in my lifetime. Patient, knowledgeable, engaging and genuinely concerned and caring for all students.” Zoey Jackson, wounded warrior, author, and ERYT-200 yoga teacher.
Diana Tokaji is a twice-certified yoga therapist. She holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health where this work in early trauma care earned her the Excellence in Innovation and Service Award “for outstanding leadership, commitment to service, and dedication to the community and the larger world.” With creativity and healing as her main endeavors, Diana has been a performer and writer for 45 years (London, San Francisco, Washington DC), has taught yoga for 35 years (E-RYT 500) and is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist since 1997.
In one-on-one yoga therapy with women, Diana partners on a wide range of issues -- from musculoskeletal and medical, to support of personal equilibrium and recovery -- in tandem with physicians, PT’s, or psychotherapists, and with respect to individual alignment, scientific research, and the wisdom of the client. She is a certified teacher of Pilates Mat, has completed Advanced Teacher Training in Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, is a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and has ten years of peer, re-evaluation counseling experience.
Diana has been keynote for the Washington Psychologists Association and The Writer’s Center; she has presented at the William Wendt Center for Loss & Healing, the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Professionals Conference, The Maryland Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG- RICA), and numerous Yoga Teacher Trainings. In addition to this Surviving Trauma training attended by nearly 200 participants, Diana leads professional workshops in contemporary uses of ancient mudra, core strength for mind/body, and her signature: Creative Recovery - a bridge between the arts and survival techniques. Her article, Yoga Therapy as Early Intervention for the Acute Stage Following Assault or Trauma, can be found in Yoga Therapy Today, Winter 2018, and her four books, including Six Women in a Cell, and Surviving Assault: Words that Rock and Soothe and Tell the Truth, are forthcoming. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation Policy for Workshops and Events
Due to the small size of our studio and business, Sky House has a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend an event that you have registered and paid for email us at email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance of the event start time and we will refund your your payment. If you cancel within 24 hours Sky House will try to fill your space and if we do, we will credit your account. If we are not able to fill your space your purchase will not be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience and will do our best to work with you!