The Giving Tree Project

December 1st through 12th, 2017
Help Soul Stretch start a new tradition of providing gifts for local families in need and receive FREE YOGA!

Our Giving Tree will be on display in the studio starting Friday December 1st.  The branches will be decorated with ornaments with a name, age, size, gift suggestion and a number on it.

To participate, please select an ornament and write it’s number and your name down on our master list. Please bring the gift back, WRAPPED (with the number on it) and place it back under the Tree by Tuesday, December 12th.

You will then receive a card for a FREE YOGA CLASS as a thank you!  The more gifts you give, the more FREE YOGA you get. Gifts will be dropped off at the Westlake Community Center for our local adopted family.

HoliDAZED

with Kat Hollo
December 16th
7 to 9 pm

Who isn’t a bit DAZED by all the Holiday chaos? Take a break from the madness and escape to the studio for some much needed downtime and self-care. Using a combination of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra, this workshop aims to help you create space in your body and mind. These yogic practices will be accompanied by: candlelight, calming music, conscious breathing, aromatherapy, gentle assists, and the use of props to support you for total relaxation. The Yin and Restorative sequence will lead us into a 40-minute Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra is a special relaxation technique, which has a deep effect on the body, the energies and the mind. The combination of these healing practices will help you clear out the anxiety and stress holidays tend to create, and make room for the joyful experiences this time of year brings.  * Suitable for everyone - no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Cost: $25. To register, see Rose or sign up via KarmaSoft.

Candlelight Relax & Restore

with Jennifer Lenhart
December 9th
7 to 9 pm
Replenish your spirit, relax your mind, and feel completely nurtured and cared for in this special two-hour long Candlelight Relaxation and Restorative class. You'll move through slow moving, simple, gentle postures as well as some restorative postures. Poses are held longer to allow the body to relax into them; when fully supported, the body assumes a state of active relaxation, lengthening muscles and relieving tension effortlessly. Soothing music, deep and conscious breathing, aromatherapy, gentle assists and massage, candlelight, and use of props encourage total relaxation. This experience will be restful and replenishing in order to promote harmony of mind, body, and  Spirit.  *Suitable for everyone - no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Cost: $25. To register, see Rose or sign up via KarmaSoft.

NamaSlay Cancer

A special Night of Healing Yoga Event
FREE for Cancer Patients (OF ALL CANCERS), Survivors and Care Givers
January 13th • 5:30pm-8:30pm

EVENT INCLUDES:
• Gentle 75-minute Yin Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy with Kat
• 10-minute Candlelight Gong Meditation with Jen
• Heart Scribe Healing Circle with Rose
• Cancer Prevention Tips with Dr. Mita Pitel (Breast Surgical Oncologist, Cleveland Clinic)

Evening concludes with Wish/Prayer Lantern Dedication Ceremony around the firepit. Everyone will be invited to write down the names of their loved ones touched with cancer on the paper lantern to be sent up for prayers.

Delicious vegan/vegetarian snacks will be provided by Intentional Eats Cleveland. Coffees, teas and fruit infused waters will be provided as well.
Space will be limited and this event will fill up. Please reserve your mat by contacting Rose or registering online through KarmaSoft.

Beginners & Basics Workshop

with Anita Ribout
January 27th • 1 to 3 pm
Curious about yoga but feel a little intimidated about coming into a studio setting?  We get it and are here to welcome you into our safe and inviting space, NO PREVIOUS YOGA EXPERIENCE required. No mat, no problem, we have complimentary mats & water for you. Not flexible, no worries, being flexible is actually not a prerequisite of yoga but is a consequence of a consistent practice. You don’t need to have yoga clothes either, just wear clothes you can move around in comfortably. If you can breathe you can do yoga, all ages are welcome! 

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. * Suitable for everyone - no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Cost: $25. To register, see Rose or sign up via KarmaSoft.

Y12SR Leadership Training

with Dana Walters
March 9-11, 2018
$350 ($375 after Feb. 9, 2018)
Friday • 6-9pm
Saturday • 10am-5pm
Sunday • 10am-4pm

In the Y12SR Leadership we:
• Create safe, sacred, open, inclusive space that welcomes all those dealing with their own addictive behavior or are affected by the addictive behavior of others.
• Understand the 12-step process of addiction recovery as well as recognizing the symptomology of unresolved trauma, and a dys-regulated nervous system.
• Use yoga and its practices to provide relapse prevention tools and sustainable ways for managing internal states.
• Take advantage of teachable moments, help resolve ambivalence and work with those who are struggling emotionally.
• Use social learning theory to model new behavior through observational learning.
• Recognize the traps of projection, transference, countertransference, boundary violation, spiritual bypass, arrogance.
• Work collaboratively within the group setting and with institutions.
• Develop a network of professionals including trauma experts and others in the addiction/recovery treatment field.

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.

For more information please visit www.y12sr.com, email: info@y12sr.com
or call 317.691.3270. Registration is through Y12SR and can be completed by visiting: www.y12sr.com.