We are committed to offering healing and resilience to communities that MOST need it and most normally, don't have access to it. We teach trauma-informed movement and mindfulness practices in corrections, drug & alcohol use programs/treatment facilities, community health clinics and more, for both youth and adults.
We also offer public workshops on BODY BASED RESILIENCY designed for those on the front lines of trauma work...think: first responders, social services, mental health professionals, outreach workers, teachers, etc. If you feel your organization or corporation might benefit from our services, please check it out HERE.
Living Yoga is an organization that is also committed to equity and social justice, individually and systemically. We are doing all we can to continue learning about and dismantling systems of injustice and oppression.
If you feel able and compelled to offer a donation to my campaign, it goes directly to ensuring that we can continue to offer these services. And, I greatly appreciate any support.
benefit class for Living Yoga's resilience rising fundraiser
It is with great pleasure that I'll be teaching a benefit class for Living Yoga on May 8th, from 6pm-715pm. All proceeds will go to Living Yoga to support their efforts to continue providing trauma-informed movement and mindfulness tools through virtual classes at their partner sites, which include corrections, substance-use treatment programs, community health clinics and more for both youth and adults.
For more information and to register for the class please click HERE
GORGE GETAWAY at Yoga Samahdi in White Salmon, WA
April 24-26, 2015
The annual spring getaway is here...come to one of my favorite places and immerse yourself in yoga, beauty and simplicity. Discounted accommodations are offered from my friends at the Inn of the White Salmon so you can stay directly across the street from the studio. There's time for hiking in the morning and three great workshops to deepen your practice, connecting you to the landscapes around and within you.
SATURDAY 1-3:30PM FOUR DIRECTIONS & THE ART OF NOW
We will begin with a ceremony, calling in the spirit and energies of N, W, E & S. Then, a Forrest Yoga workshop dedicated to feeling honestly in the present moment--identifying the things that hold us back, but also recognizing our gifts--and practicing responding in a way that allows our most brilliant and genuine self to come through. Expect lots of twists, hips, shoulders and heart opening. The room will be heated to about 80-85 degrees.
SATURDAY 4:30-7PM GUTS, GRAVITY AND GRACE
Learn to ride the waves of gravity (and emotions) while standing on your hands. Inversions and arm balances, core strengthening, fear addressing--I will teach you how to embrace and use the beauty and terror of going upside down as teaching tools that build confidence. You will learn how to create space in your joints, tone you core, and ride your breath. You don't have to be strong or flexible to find grace. The room will be heated to 75-80 degrees.
SUNDAY 1-3:30PM LIBERATE YOUR SHOULDERS AND NECK
Using functional movement, Pilates and Forrest yoga, you will mobilize your shoulders and ease your neck. Learn proper alignment for sitting, standing and walking to create lasting change in the tension that you carry in your upper body. The room will be heated to 70-75 degrees.
PLAYFULNESS AND REST
A Pilates & Forrest Yoga Retreat with Angelina and Kiki Lovelace
March 31-April 7, 2012
7-750am Meditation, self-led (there is also a light breakfast served at this time; fruit, granola, yogurt, juices)
8-10am Forrest Yoga ceremony and practice
530-7pm Evening practice of functional anatomy, Pilates and props
$1550 Triple Occupancy Shared room
$1795 Double Occupancy Shared room
$1900 Single Private (non-view)
$2400 Deluxe Private with view
Kiki and I are best buds. We met in 2001 during our first Pilates teacher training in San Francisco and have been in love ever since. We worked together under the tutelage of Tom McCook in Mountain View, Ca at the renowned Center of Balance and deepened our teaching skills embarking on the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training together in 2007. We have each completed the Forrest Yoga mentorship program and are certified Pilates and Forrest Yoga teachers. We are seekers, healers and anatomy nerds, and are absolutely tickled to teach together and offer this retreat to you, our beloved students!