Absolute Beginners

February 9th • 2-4pm
Westlake Studio
with Beth

Begin or renew your journey into yoga during this afternoon workshop. Join Beth Gatchell for an introduction to yoga basics in a kind and supportive atmosphere. We’ll cover the benefits of yoga, alignment in basic poses, breathwork, taking care of yourself in class, and finding a class that’s right for you. You’ll be ready to hop into our beginner’s classes or stretch right into a Soulful all-levels class. Bring a journal, a pen and a yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat, or water bottle, no worries - we have some to share!

And for a special treat, Beth, a singer/songwriter and kirtan chanter, will sing to you as you relax in savasana after all your hard work!

If you are a current Soul Stretch student and have a friend or family member who wants to try yoga but would feel more comfortable with a friend, bring them in and you can stay for free.

Workshop Cost: $30 • Sign up via Karmasoft

Kirtan Concert

February 15th • 7:30-9pm
Westlake Studio
with Beth

Are you intrigued by some of the chanting you hear in yoga classes? Do ever wonder about the power of your voice?You don’t have to be a trained singer to enjoy mantra andyogic chanting. All you need is an open heart and the voice you have.
It may surprise you to know that chanting is yoga too – a powerful, heart-opening practice that provides tools for deep transformation and relaxation. No special skill is needed.

We’ll begin with some background information and an introduction to kirtan (call-and-response yogic chanting). Next, we’ll create a safe environment where all voices are heard together. Then we’ll chant supported by guitar and harmonium and observe silence between the chants. Finally, we’ll close with the sacred sound of OM. Clean your mind. Soften your heart. Uplift your Spirit.

About Beth: Beth is a yoga teacher, kirtan chanter and singer-songwriter who believes that our voices are powerful gifts of transformation. Beth has been exploring mantra since 2003 and has sung harmony at multiple music festivals and kirtan concerts. She has a local kirtan band called Vandanam which means “an offering of prayer.” She and her bandmate, George Shumway, enjoy singing and playing the sacred mantras to inspire, transform, liberate and connect. Beth’s singer-songwriter album will be released in Spring or early Summer of this year.

This offering is open to shower singers and rockstars alike!
Tickets are $10 cash at the door.

Introduction to the Chakras:
The Workshop

February 23rd • 2-4pm
Westlake Studio
with Carrie Brindza

What are the charkas and what do they have to do with feeling out of balance, burnt out and lost?Pretty much EVERYTHING!

Chakras are our energy centers. The word “chakra” literally means “wheel” or “circle”- referencing the “wheel of life”. There are seven main energy centers (chakras) in the subtle body, each with their ownvibration and meaning.

During the first half of the workshop, Carrie will introduce and breakdown each chakra; giving you a clear understanding of what each is responsible for. Then you will be guided through a gentle yoga flow aimed at unblocking each energy center.
Cost: $30. To register, sign up via KarmaSoft.

Reset, Reground & Renew:
a 30-Day Journey to Reset Habits

January 6th - February 5th
Westlake Studio
with Jen McCarter

Jen McCarter takes us on a 30-day journey to find clarity on how our daily habits mean everything to our body, mind, and spirit. Join us for this post-holiday reset and use the support of our Soul Strech community to tune in back to your natural rhythm. We will be using habit evolution science in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and yoga to set the course for a kick ass year!

Program includes:
1.   Unlimited regular classes at Soul Stretch for 30 days.
2.  Once a week community gathering Sundays*, 3-4:30 PM. Each meeting will include a meditation practice, discussion about the next habits we will be integrating and any wins or struggles that are coming up for participants.     Ayurvedic tea will be provided. (Sunday, Jan. 20th gathering will be an online webinar only.)
3.  Online Facebook forum to stay connected to fellow participants, ask questions, and for daily inspiration.
4.  Ayurvedic goody bag.
5.  Life long habits and wisdom to support you own health and well being.

Program Investment: $129
See Jen or Rose with any questions. Sign up via KarmaSoft.

Jen McCarter holds a Bachelors ofEducation and Human Services. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 25 years and completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2013. She has recently become a Yoga Health Coach. Jen had a strong sense of adventure and this has led her all over the country physically while exploring the many aspects of adapting and challenging the status quo. Jen has moved through addiction and found a beautiful life on the other side. Some areas of interest include food, simplicity and minimalism, motherhood, moving and traveling, teaching, playing in the woods and at the beach, meditation and helping others to find healing from addiction.

Camas Wellness is here to support the habit evolution process of people seeking deep intentional connection with their natural rhythm. Teaching habit evolution science and Ayurvedic wisdom to aid in up-leveling all areas of their life,creating health and vitality in the home, body, mind, and spirit.  

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear
Yoga for Cancer Warriors

Sundays • 7:45 - 9 am (*On hiatus, will return January 2019.)
Westlake Studio
with Rose and Connie

Join fellow breast cancer survivors and yoga instructors, Rose Sabin and Connie Morris, as they lead students through a series of gentle, relaxing, restorative movements to help improve muscle tone and flexibility along with special breathing exercises to help increase energy and relieve stress.

Poses and flows will be offered specifically for cancer prevention, recovery and pain as well as lymphedema management. Class is followed by a group sharing discussion circle to encourage comfort and hope. Coffee and herbal teas will be served.

This class is FREE and open to all long-term survivors as well as those currently going through surgeries or treatments. Suggested donation of $5 will benefit a local cancer organization.

March 8-10, 2019
Y12SR Leadership Training

with Dana Walters
This training is designed for yoga teachers wanting to work with the recovery population. It is also found to be extremely relevant and helpful for therapists, counselors, social workers, probation officers and others with a desire to understand how the ancient philosophies and practices of yoga align with the 12-step program of recovery.

To be a certified Y12SR Leader, you must complete both the Y12SR Leadership Training and Y12SR Intensive, which is now available online. We suggest taking the Online Intensive prior to Leadership Training.

Download the official flyer here.
Click here to register through Y12SR.