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

New Class! Yoga and Raw (Vegan) Foods

with Shade!

 Mondays 11:30-12:30pm

This is a gentle flowing yoga class with a focus on the breath. You will learn to relax body and mind to promote greater bliss and happiness. After we move and breath together we will share some raw vegan food and trade ideas and info on the subject of pure natural nutrition from living foods. Weather you are already knowledgeable about the super nutritional value of living foods, or you are simply wanting to take a small step towards eating healthier this class is for you. Food of some kind will be provided. Please feel free to bring something small, like an ingredient for a salad or a healthy snack to share.

When Shade was 18 years old and troubled with joint pain and digestive issues, he was introduced to yoga and a vegan diet by his cousin Julie. Shade and Julie started going to yoga classes and practicing as much as they could on their own. When Shade got a job at a health food store at the age of 21, his vegan diet evolved into a Raw Vegan Diet. His health improved amazingly. Right about the same time Julie became unable to teach a yoga class that she had started and Shade took over the class. This is where his teachings of yoga and breath began. He now meditates everyday and lives to do yoga for the joy of bettering others.

New Class! AromaYoga with Terry Talbot

Thursday 6:30pm – 7:30pm (Starts July 3rd)

Drop-in $14*

A new Gentle Yoga Class with Aromatherapy will start on July 3rd Thursday evenings at 6:30pm with Terry Talbot. The focus will be a “gentle nudge” of our physical boundaries to help calm the mind, relax the body, and help you on your path back to balance. This class will be using Young Living therapeutic grade oils to enhance your yoga practice. Therapeutic grade essential oils help increase oxygen levels in the blood and cells in the body. Essential oils have chemical structures that are very similar to human cells. Research reports positive effects on emotions, immune function, hormone balance and energy levels. Aroma yoga classes will focus on a variety of topics such as: Charka clearing, de-stressing, and health promotion.What in life makes you SPARKLE? Come and explore! What we choose to feel and think today, will create our tomorrow.

*Free to members! A suggested donation of $3 for essential oils and hand-outs is appreciated.

 Terry Talbot has been in the health care profession for over 30 years. The last ten years she has been exploring alternatives to promote health and prevent disease. Her focus has been using Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils and hatha yoga. Terry is a certified yoga instructor and also teaches beginner/easy yoga at YWC on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am.

New Class! Evening Hatha with Erin Christie

Thursdays 5:15-6:15 (Starting July 31th)

This is a progressive hatha-style class for all levels. Hatha yoga refers to the willful combination of postures and breath work so that energy can flow freely throughout the body. Postures and flows are tailored to cultivate awareness of bone and muscle to achieve strength and flexibility. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present. Restorative poses are used frequently to help students decompress from the chaotic world and to manage stress in their lives.

Erin was first introduced to yoga over ten years ago as part of a physical therapy plan while recovering from an injury. She received her formal teacher training here in Grand Junction at the Academy of Yoga in 2012 and is RYT200 certified with the Yoga Alliance. Erin has been teaching at Vine Yoga over the past year and teaches a class in Palisade for chronic pain sufferers. Erin centers her personal yoga practice around the fluctuations of life, using it as a tool to relieve mental and physical ailments. This is the philosophy she brings to her students and classes as well. Erin’s practice focuses on using yoga to reduce the affects of debilitating medical conditions on the body. She believes that yoga can bring peace to one’s life by detaching them from the over-stimulating world while simultaneously bringing awareness to their inner self through breathe and poses.

Contact information: eechristie@gmail.com  970-208-6182

Meditation Classes with Kate Franklin

Aug.17, 6 – 7:30pm – Harvesting Happiness

We all have inner tools for a happy life. In this series of three classes, we will learn meditations and new ways of thinking to improve our quality of life. Through employing these tools, eventually every situation can become a source of happiness and growth for us!

Cost: $10/class ($7 for YWC members, students, seniors & military) Everyone is welcome! With experienced meditation instructor, Kate Franklin whose light and  practical presentation of Modern Buddhism is easily applied to daily life.

Tantra Date Night

Fourth Saturday of every month

Next class: Saturday, July 26th 7-9 pm

 Suggested Donation: $60 per couple

Surprise your Beloved with a spiritually sizzling date night like no other. Learn Tantric secrets to deepen your intimacy and spice up your bedroom! You two will come away feeling energized, spiritually uplifted, and deeply intimate. Finish your beautiful night with wine and roses, available by donation.

Register Here

Kama Marmas – Erotic Zones for Spiritual Oneness

Imagine a guest who drives his car into your garage and walks right in without knocking. Imagine him sitting down at your kitchen table, helping himself to a slice of cake and telling all you about his childhood. How does that make you feel? This person is being very familiar with you, but clearly, he isn’t fostering oneness. (Read more…)

Neurosculpting® for Cellular Health and Reprogramming DNA

Presenter: Danielle Rachlin, CNSF

Sunday, July 27th, from 6 – 8pm

Suggested Donation: $5-$15. If you cannot make a financial contribution: come anyway!

Integrating neuroscience with guided meditations and brain exercises to stimulate cells and reconstruct genetic codes. Online webcam available for long-distance students. 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.

Contact Information: Danielle@Rachlin.org

An Introduction to Traditional Tarot

presented by Angus Stocking

Friday, August 15th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

$5-$15 suggested donation

This will be an interactive class looking at the traditional tarot’s five divisions (Trumps, or Major Arcana, and the four elemental suits, or Minor Arcana, of Wands, Cups, Swords, and Coins). There will be readings for yourself and others, tarot numerology, and a special focus on the Fool’s Journey as told in the archetypal images of the Major Arcana. The validity and power of the Fool’s Journey as an authentic Western mystery tradition will be demonstrated. Ample time will be available for personal questions about tarot, and a sample reading will be performed.

Angus Stocking is a freelance writer living in Paonia, Colorado. He writes and produces Confessions of a Heavy Thinker for KVNF community radio. He has been reading and studying tarot since 2001. In 2014 he opened Colorado Tarot, a professional tarot reading practice, in Paonia’s downtown Hive Building. In his readings he emphasizes collaborative consideration of the images presented; the querent contributes the associative imagery, memories, and ideas that arise during the reading. Stocking’s role is to facilitate the interpretive process and to be familiar with the tarot’s traditional card meanings and underlying esoteric systems. Stocking will work with the Rider Waite Smith and Marseilles tarot decks during class. Attendees may bring their own tarot decks if so inclined.

Stocking will be available for private readings at Yoga West from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, August 16th.

One hour readings are $55, and can be scheduled by emailing angusstocking@gmail.com.

UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS – A MOVIE

A Story About the Chemicals in our Bodies, How they got There and What We Can Do About it 

Saturday, August 30 7pm – 9pm

Suggested Donation: $5

Unacceptable Levels is a 2013 documentary film about the widespread use of artificial chemicals and their effects on the natural environment and on human health. Unaccpetable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940’s through the eyes of an affable filmmaker, Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife were raising their children. To create this exclusive debut, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the field of science, advocacy and law.

Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us. Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies. Even our unborn children are affected. Due to this constant exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interacting with our cells every single day. Until recently, modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean for all of us in the long run, but that is changing.

Globally, disease rates are on the rise. Theories about the causes abound, yet the issues are complex and often muddied by the maneuvering of political and corporate interests. To explore different facets of common chemical exposure, Unacceptable Levels, was made in consultation with experts in multiple fields and is guided by a father on a personal journey as he attempts to bring these issues to light for everyone. Its primary goal? To determine whether we can prevent disease before it strikes us. Unacceptable Levels opens the door to conversations about the chemical burden our bodies carry so that we can make informed decisions now and in the future. The film poses challenges to our companies, our government, and our society to do something about a nearly-unseen threat with the inspired knowledge that small changes can generate a massive impact.

Climate Change Lecture

Presented by Anthony Bogart

Thursday September 25, 7pm – 8:30pm

Anthony Bogart will show a slide presentation on the science describing our changing climate and the consequences of those changes. It is indisputable that the global climate is changing and that carbon in the atmosphere is causing that change. It is also indisputable that human beings are the cause of the increase in carbon emissions. Anthony will lead a short ceremony of expressing grief for our living planet home. Then we will have a short discussion of choices for a more sustainable future.

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By: Jennifer Kettlewell