Workshops/Events

Workshops/Events

Check out the events and workshops that we have coming up!

If you have any questions feel free to contact the individual that has more knowledge on that specific event as their contact is listed at the bottom of each event.

If you have any general questions about these events/workshops call 255-YOGA

 

Poets & Writers of Colorado Mesa University

As part of its cultural mission, Yoga West will be sponsoring the 2014-2015 Poets & Writers of Colorado Mesa University reading series. This series, which is in its seventh year, features readings by creative writers in all genres who are members of the CMU faculty and staff. A typical evening can range from poetry on the Milky Way to fiction about inner city San Francisco to a lyrical essay describing the author’s journey down the Ganges. This event is free and open to the public.

All Poets and Writers events are at 8pm.

November 20, 2014: Michele Hanson, Barry Laga, James VanPelt

February 19, 2015: Linda Du, Labecca Jones, Luis Lopez, Laura Mourning

March 19, 2015: Jennifer Hancock, John Nizalowski, Randy Phillis, Luis Silva-Villar

April 16, 2015: Open Reading

Poet and Writer Bio’s

Michele Hanson teaches English and French at CMU and has recently published an essay in The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review, an online literary and arts journal housed at Johns Hopkins University.   Barry Laga has taught at CMU since 1997 and is currently department head of Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication.  He has recently returned from a year-long adventure in Leipzig, Germany, as a Fulbright scholar. His scholarship includes work on Art Spiegelman, the Coen Brothers, Gerald Vizener, and Jonathan Safran Foer. Weber Review recently published his first creative non-fiction essay, which he read at Poets & Writers of CMU in 2013.
Laura Mourning teaches developmental English to a growing population of CMU freshmen.  As a New Mexico native, she dreams of someday returning to northern New Mexico and spending her golden years building a true adobe house.  To hone her construction skills, she practices on La Quest, an historic apartment building in downtown Grand Junction, which provides endless “fix-it” episodes and fodder for essays.
 
James Van Pelt has sold over 100 short stories to the field’s top science fiction, fantasy and horror magazines, and his work has appeared in numerous year’s best anthologies. His first short story collection, Strangers and Beggars, was named a “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association and his third collection, The Radio Magician and Other Stories, won the Colorado Book Award. Altogether, Van Pelt has published four short story collections and a novel.

Intuitive Living

with Kim Saint Germain

New Weekly Class!

 Starting Friday, October 3rd: Thursday 6:30 -7:30pm,

Friday 10:30 – 11:30am

and Sunday 6:30 – 7:30pm

FREE Spirit extends into all forms of matter. Expanding our awareness to include more of this invisible realm allows us to make more informed choices about our lives. This class is for all of those who are interested in finding their authentic self and living more joyfully! We will explore how to release beliefs and habits that interfere with our ability to fully express our love and passion in the world. We will practice different methods to re-align ourselves in stressful situations. And we will learn to expand our awareness to more easily know what is best for us in every moment. In class we will explore different aspects of living from our authentic self. Topics to be covered include: forgiveness, miracles and spontaneous healing, synchronicities and symbolism, the power of words – written and spoken, the human energy field, the 7 energy centers of the body, kinesiology, meditation, releasing fear, supporting a higher vibrational lifestyle, aligning the mind with the heart… and more. 

Kim St.Germain has been a student of life for 50 years. She is dedicated to discovering ever more She is a committed meditator who has deeply explored the inner self and the interconnected web of life. She believes that each person is an important part of the universal wholeness, each with our own unique talents and abilities to uplift and support life in its many guises. Her passion is to share her discoveries and learn from the discoveries of others. All are welcome to attend and participate!

Goddess Workshop

Connect to Your Inner Divine

with Helen Sage

Saturday, December 13  10:30am – 12:30pm

Suggested Donation $20

Let Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher Helen Sage guide you through this tantalizing yoga class to connect you to your inner goddess. Learn how to work through the mish-mash and to get to the heart of the muck that we find in our lives. Class involves calling in the directions, chanting and asana. You are worth the work… come join us and bring your inner godddess!

Connect to Your Inner Divine will continue on:

 Saturday December 13, Saturday – January 17

No sign up necessary. Questions? Call Helen at (970) 318-6995 or e-mail thelensage@gmail.com

Yummy Yoga

with Aimee Bourget

Saturday, November 22nd

11:00am – 12:15pm

Fee: $15

Yoga meets self-massage! Learn how to find deeper poses, love on yourself and keep your mind on your mat as you incorporate massage techniques into your practice. To me, yoga is about learning how to love yourself where you are, as you are. Come share a morning with me at Yoga West and learn how to love yourself through massage.

Aimee Bourget is a traveling yogini who has spent the last fifteen months teaching yoga and volunteering in Europe. She has her 200-hour certificate in Vinyasa Flow and is currently studying acro yoga and thai massage. Your contribution to this workshop will help fund her trip to Mexico, where she will volunteer as a yoga teacher for five months before continuing south to Nicaragua, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Feel free to send an email to gallivantinggrasshopper@yahoo.com for more information or to reserve your place.

Neurosculpting® a New Money Paradigm

Presenter: Danielle Rachlin, CNSF

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

Suggested Donation: $10-$15

Integrating neuroscience with guided meditations and brain exercises to evaluate and reconstruct your personal relationship with money. For more info on Neurosculpting®, visit www.neurosculptinginstitute.com.

Danielle Rachlin, CNSF was awarded her diploma from the Neurosculpting® Institute in Denver, CO by the Institute’s founder, Lisa Wimberger, after being accepted into the program on a merit-based full-ride scholarship. She teaches a wide range of beginner-level Neurosculpting classes in the Grand Valley, offering both public classes and private sessions. Contact Information: Danielle@Rachlin.org

Thanksgiving Potluck at YogaWest!

Everyone is Welcome!

1:00pm

Singing Bowls Sound Healing Circle

Tuesday December 2nd, 8pm-9:30pm

$5-10 suggested donation to

Yoga West. ….no-one will be turned away for lack of funds.

You are invited to bring YOUR OWN voice, instruments, laughter and sound healing tools to share with the group. No musical experience required. Come join with us Tuesday December 2nd 8pm-9:30pm to explore vibrational/energy healing, especially the power of sound and voice for personal and planetary transformation. We will use our voices, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, bells, chimes, gongs, tuning forks, digeridoo, Native American flute, hand drums and percussion. Participants will co-create sound; using instruments, toning, chant, song, vocal improvisation, sonic attunements, hands on techniques (and more) …to help us release blocks, free our voices, reclaim power, accelerate growth and come into fuller expression and harmony. www.laughtersoundhealing.com

Inspirational Cinema – The Power of the Heart

Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 7:00 PM

 Donations welcome

From the director of ‘THE SECRET’ comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring some of the most inspiring and influential icons of our age including Paulo Coelho, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Isabel Allende, and Eckhart Tolle, ‘THE POWER OF THE HEART’ is an experience that will lead you to uncover… and rediscover… the treasure in your chest.

Visit the Official Website at ThePoweroftheHeart.com

Neurosculpting® for Cellular Health and Reprogramming DNA

Presenter: Danielle Rachlin, CNSF

Sunday, Dec 7th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

Suggested Donation: $10-$15

Integrating neuroscience with guided meditations and brain exercises to vivify cells and reconstruct genetic codes. For more info on Neurosculpting®, visit www.neurosculptinginstitute.com.

Danielle Rachlin, CNSF was awarded her certification from the Neurosculpting® Institute in Denver, CO by the Institute’s founder, Lisa Wimberger, after being accepted into the program on a merit-based full-ride scholarship. She teaches a wide range of beginner-level Neurosculpting classes in the Grand Valley, offering both public classes and private sessions. Contact Information: Danielle@Rachlin.org

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By: Jennifer Kettlewell