Embody the Summer season and transform your mind, body, and spirit with this dynamic class. Blend earth-based wisdom and visionary tools (journeying, prayer, dance, bells, drums, singing, rattles, tarot, storytelling, plant and animal allies) with the ancient gifts of Yoga (poses, breathing techniques, meditation, chakra exploration, and chanting). Drawing on these powerful tools, discover how to flourish.
It takes tremendous courage to speak our truth and live with an available heart. Through the practice of Open Floor we will explore how we can have a deeper intimacy with life, with ourselves and with each other. We will discover how to fully inhabit our entire selves and move from what is fixed to what is fluid. We will use movement and inquiry to liberate our bodies and become our tender, compassionate, alive and engaged selves.
Port Townsend area yoga teachers are teaming up with local nonprofits for FEEL GOOD. DO GOOD.
Yoga benefits YOU, and these monthly by donation yoga classes benefit great causes in our COMMUNITY! Breathe. Stretch. Feel good. Do good. Donate what you can.
Each 2nd Monday, 5:30-6:30 pm. (Sometimes light refreshments will follow.)
Looking for a fun, relaxed and gradual way to learn hand drumming? Curious about the joy and power of drumming rhythms? If so, please join this beginning drum class. Fun ensemble hand drum rhythms for total beginners. No experience necessary. Bring your own djembe, ashiko or conga drum.
The Women’s Nurture Circle is a six-week course designed to strengthen your inner essence so you can work in the world with more energy and ease. In this course you will have the opportunity to listen to inner wisdom, share, journal, discover, and take action.
“Nurturing Ourselves – Nurturing the World”
For women who want to produce this event in their local communities. A Day of Sanctuary for Women is an event designed to encourage holistic, body-centered living, community connectedness, and a shared, non-religious sense of the sacred. A blend of meditation retreat, ritual, and healing spa, The Temple’s unique structure allows women to gather together, and seamlessly drop the stresses of daily life.
Qigong is an ancient healing modality utilizing slow conscious movement, standing and sitting meditation, and sound/vibrational therapy through chanting. It has long been regarded as a Chinese secret to living a long, healthy, & happy life.
Embody the Fall season and transform your mind, body, and spirit with this dynamic class. Blend earth-based wisdom and visionary tools (journeying, prayer, dance, bells, drums, singing, rattles, tarot, storytelling, plant and animal allies) with the ancient gifts of Yoga (poses, breathing techniques, meditation, chakra exploration, and chanting). Drawing on these powerful tools, discover how to flourish.
Inspired by the elemental roots of Africa and beyond, we'll immerse in Wassa's unique style of spirited dancing combined with seasonally rich movement meditations and stretching to begin and end each session.
As we breathe, we are already dancing.
World rhythms blend seamlessly with traditional and contemporary steps in this
lively afro-fusion dance form.
When is the last time you focused on self-nourishment as a bridge/path to deeper intimacy with your partner?
Entering the Healing Temple — A Day of Sanctuary for Couples is a container where this is possible. This is a guided, many-layered journey that will have the feel of a day-long ritual.
Mysticism is neither a faith nor a belief, nor is it a principle or a dogma. A mystic is born; being a mystic means having a certain temperament, a certain outlook on life. It is for this reason that many are confused by the word mystic, because mysticism cannot be explained in plain words.
Our path is to continue to open and receive the wisdom of body vision and knowledge. This program takes the next step in receiving and recovering the somatic resources available to us through movement, ritual, poetry, nature, journaling, prayer, art, and the dynamics of tending space.
The Movement Medicine Phoenix Retreat is designed to catalyze you into a new level of awareness, enabling you to assume responsibility for and commitment to living your life in alignment with your deepest purpose. Ya'Acov Khan returns from England to offer this in depth Movement Medicine retreat in the US!
In this free-wheeling talk, Philip reveals how the particulars of our familiar environment create our deep sense of disconnection – because once you see how that happens, you create a new possibility for yourself: you can begin to step out of the undercurrent of anxiety, and return to a way of being that is deeply embodied, grounded in the present, and at ease in the world. A feed on the oxygen of fresh ideas and liberating perspectives
Move out of your head and into your life.
Our deepest yearning is to experience wholeness in our lives – yet too often we feel scattered and off balance. The main source of our fragmentation is that we have been taught to live in our heads. Divided from the breath, the present, and the profound intelligence of the body, we sit in our heads and strain to make sense of it all.
11th Generation Sitar Player Director of The Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music Varanasi on the Ganges River. Deobrat Mishra on Sitar and his son on Tabla. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT BENARES ACADEMY of INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC & DAYA FOUNDATION
Soul Motion™ is a practice where we cultivate our capacity for listening to the deep wisdom of the body and the silent whisperings of the soul. We spiral with curiosity at the crossroads of our past and our possibilities. When body meets soul, movement meets moment… dissolution into spirit. Soul Motion™: Foundations is a deep dive into the structure of Soul Motion. Facilitated by Aletia Alvarez of Madrona MindBody and Michael Molin-Skelton of Spirit Weaves.
Join us for an enchanted evening of Kirtan with award winning, worldwide critically acclaimed ~ SHANTALA: Benjy and Heather Wertheimer bring us sacred music and the sounds of India with guest artist David Michael from Port Townsend and Jared May!
An elegant system which is incredibly powerful and facilitates profound shifts, insights and releases in the body physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. Meditation Mindfulness & Motion™ all wrapped into one system. Presented by Elise Ann Moore, Intuitive/Energy Healer
When we want this moment to be other than it is we experience stress and internal conflict: We separate from what is.
Healing occurs when we are no longer absorbed and tangled up in likes and dislikes. Attention bound in reaction is now available for change and transformation.
A change of perspective invites a feeling of radiant and joyful translucence in the body and brings about profound insights and Awakening.
The practice of iRest® helps calm the nervous system, integrate difficult emotions and thoughts, and helps find authentic responses to life’s challenges.
Dive right in to a week of daily Soul Motion classes taught by the Soul Motion apprentices who are about to become certified teachers. Dancers from all directions will converge for a week-long intensive study of Soul Motion for their last module of The Soul Motion™ Leadership Program Inspired by the work of Vinn Arjuna Marti.
Come dance with an international community.
Soul Motion™ Leadership Training Program: As your practice deepens you may feel ready to cultivate and deliver the Soul Motion message of dance artistry, everyday presence, and service in your community. To those who wish to deepen the work of Soul Motion in their life, in their body, and in their daily spiritual practice, we offer opportunities to study in depth with Arjuna and his support system during three intensive residential modules over the course of a year.
Join Quanita Louise and Judith-Kate Friedman for an interactive evening of music, spoken word and improvisation exploring and celebrating the intersections of culture, identity, ethnicity, race and class in community.
From inner landscapes and stillness, to raising our collective voices in song and exuberant celebration, the evening will open the way for fresh insights, heart-felt exchange, and deepening authenticity.
The Magic of getting lost in a sound and move that conquers your whole being.
Learn the essentials of Blues Partner Dance with Alicia Quaini in this evening class. No Partner necessary. All ages and levels are welcome.
Let's Celebrate! SoulFul Sunday Dance and Potluck Brunch
We welcome world teacher of Soul Motion Michael Molin-Skelton to Madrona MindBody!
Michael Molin-Skelton inspires with words and movement creating a sacred space for each of us in our own way.
Participating in a Breema workshop is a unique opportunity to experience a new way of moving, thinking, and feeling.
Breema Bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, and the Nine Principles of Harmony support us to unify body, mind and feelings, and become familiar with the taste of being present.
Free Open house ~ Experience Breema Intro Evening: Friday 7-9pm
All day Workshop Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
Mindfulness in Motion
Movement is Life, Movement is Change, Movement is Choice,
Movement is Creativity, Movement is Flexibility, Movement is Connection,
Movement is Presence, Movement is Communication, Movement is Medicine
A weekend workshop with Europe's fast growing Movement Medicine co-founder Ya'Acov Darling Khan.
Transform your life, body, mind, and spirit
HIS SPRING ~ Cultivate your intuition and allow your imagination and creativity to flow. Explore your original medicine. Hold tight to your dream. Free your voice through singing and open your heart with gratitude.
Standing up is not a one-time event – it takes fortitude. In relationships, at work, in conversation, with our own habits, we are called to stand up again and again, in matters big and small.
So how do we embody this necessary practice?
Let’s explore together and allow our bodies to answer. An Open Floor movement inquiry where we mine the innate wisdom of our bodies to investigate.
Bring the Love of your life for a day on the mat! We'll stretch, breathe, and practice together, in both individual and couple's poses that open our hearts to each other and to possibilities. Connect and reflect in romantic Port Townsend, on a very special Valentine's Weekend!
What Happens When We Begin Our Day With Dance? Imagine waking up in the morning and dancing first thing. Imagine as you step onto the dance floor, other groups of dancers, in different cities are doing the exact same thing. How would that change your dance, your day, your year? You don’t have to imagine it—you can do it.
Intimacy: [ˈin(t)əməsē] to allow oneself to be seen
An Open Floor movement inquiry with Anneli Molin-Skelton
Do you have the courage to be seen and felt by yourselves and others in your entirety?
It takes immense courage to include and be present with our entire self and to soften our hearts around the places we have hardened.
JAMI SIEBER and NANCY RUMBEL entreat us with rich and beautiful music.
ELECTRIC CELLIST, VOCALIST & COMPOSER JAMI SIEBER is a celebrated pioneer of her instrument with an inspiring and fearless style of performance that has been recognized internationally. She will be joined by Nancy Rumbel, accomplished woodwind musician.
Are you long overdue for a day where you simply Stop?
Do you need to slow down, recharge your batteries...and get some perspective on your life?
This is a guided, many-layered journey that will have the feel of a day-long ritual.
Wren LaFeet and Antje Schäfer bring you somatic tools for connection and exploring kinetic intimacy with sovereignty on the dance floor. This beginning Cocréa workshop will offer you a solid introduction to Fusion partner dancing with their unique twist that seamlessly integrates relational dynamics, and the spiritual philosophy of partner dance as an awareness practice for personal growth.
Summer is here! Come dance on the Beach at Fort Worden! Swirl in the sand. Dip a toe in the Sound.
Soulful Sunday on the Beach at Fort Worden
Embody Your Transformation NOW!
Join us for this rare opportunity to practice Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu, who is honored as the Master of the Year by the World Qigong Congress in 2011 and trained in the largest Qigong hospital in China. Master Gu will lead Wisdom Healing Qigong, a profound and effective system of healing and transformation for optimizing health and wellness. Using gentle movement, sounds, visualization, and meditation the mind, body and heart are empowered with more vitality, joy and purpose.
Sound Healing evening with Qigong Master Mingtong Gu. Mingtong will be at Madrona for a Healing Intensive Retreat June 24-29. He is offering this evening session for those who can't make the entire retreat but would like to experience an evening with him.