Current   Offerings

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Special Guest in Residence

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

The Original Living Wisdom of Earth TEACHINGS & INSIGHTS WITH MAMA NUIYUAN

There is an intelligence deep within nature – The Original Living Wisdom – to which we all have access. This month, the week of June 11-16 is an amazing opportunity to experience this wisdom with Mama Nuiyuan, an Andean indigenous wisdom carrier – an ancestral Mama of the Kogi lineage. He has come to magnify the sacred we hold within and assist us to be stewards of these great lands deeply in need of conscious care.

Community Talks, by donation

  • Tue., June 11, 7-9 pm
  • Tue., June 18, 7–9 pm

Workshop: see Info for times

  • Jun 13 – 16
  • Jun 22 – 23
  • Jun 29 – 30

Participation: all welcomed

Please contact Seiuma at (561) 389-2066 for more information, reciprocity and to register.

Somatic Classes

Offerings by Sarah Grace IN JUNE

Please join us for Sarah’s only Ojai offerings this year. She’ll resume teaching virtually in the Fall. Kindly RSVP for the Continuum series and retreat.

Somatic Stretch®

Weekly classes with Meredith Sands Keator

Wednesday & Saturdays, 9:30am – 11am

Improve your flexibility without strain, create greater movement and ease.

Somatic Stretch® FOR BEGINNERS & SENIORS

Weekly mat/chair class with Sultana Parvanta

Friday, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Need some extra attention? Gain insight into moving with ease and freedom.

Announcement: Classes on June 7 & 14 will be at Sacred Space – 307 E Matilija St j, Ojai.

The Feldenkrais Method®: AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT® CLASSES

Feldenkrais & Tea! Co-facilitated by Mary Jo Healy & Shivani Jane

Thursdays, 5-5:50pm followed by tea and conversation

The Feldenkrais Method brings new awareness and possibility into every aspect of YOUR life. What areas do you want to improve?

  • The Art of Embodied Living
  • Healthy Aging
  • Acture & Posture
  • Injury or Illness

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Come learn this unique method to improve YOUR life. Lessons use slow mindful movements that enhance coordination, strength, balance and flexibility. Change limiting habits and improve stability and confidence to move easily in all directions. Enhances personal growth and emotional and physical well-being. Class starts with community tea followed by the weekly lesson. Drop-ins welcomed.

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DanceMedicine Journey WITH NADIA NATALI

Discover deeper aspects of oneself through dance, intention, music and integration.

Monthly on Thursdays, 6 – 8 pm | Jun. 1, Jul. 6, Aug. 3, Sep. 7

Authentic Movement A SPECIAL SERIES WITH DAVID HURWITH

A 6-week intro series exploring one’s inner landscape. Drop-ins welcomed.

6:30 – 8pm | June 20 & 27, July 1, 12, 18 & 25

Somatic Self Discovery: A SERIES WITH ZSUZSI KAPPAS

6:30 – 8:30 pm | Tue. Jul. 2, Wed. Jul. 10, and Tue. Jul. 16, 23 & 30

Join us for this interactive journey using somatic exploration, elements of dance and archetypal role play as we explore layers of personal self-identification and our sense of belonging. Drop-ins welcomed.

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Week 1: Exploring Earth Embodiment
Week 2: Sounding for Embodied Unwinding
Week 3: Embodied Sensation through Touch
Week 4: Nature and Embodied Relating
Week 5: Cultivating Embodied Belonging

Participation:
$25 drop-in
$100 by 7/1
$111 after 7/1

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GYROKINESIS® METHOD

Monthly class with Jill Denison

Class on Summer break

1st class by donation. Drop-ins welcomed.

Sarah Grace, founder, has invited Jill Dennison, master teacher of the GYROKINESIS® Method to the sanctuary. Sarah truly believes this modality opens up the spiralic intelligence of the body clearing pathways that can otherwise constrict from pain or trauma. It is a perfect adjunct to Continuum Movement, Feldenkrais and somatic trauma therapy.

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The GYROKINESIS® Method gently awakens the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, & creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Mat & chair class. All ages & fitness levels welcome.

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GYROTONIC®, GYROTONER®, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.

 

Events & Workshops

Red Road Medicine Show: A PRAYERFORMANCE CONCERT BY JARANEH NOVA

Jaraneh weaves Native American wisdom, story and prayer with original songs.

Sunday, June 30, 6-8 pm All welcomed, family friendly.

Somatic Salon – YOU’RE INVITED SAT., JUNE 1st, 1-2 pm

Join us to discuss, practice & share about the Somatic arts. June – Meredith speaks on the Geometry of Healing

1st Saturdays, July 13, 1-2pm

2nd Saturdays, 1 – 2 pm | Jul. 13, Aug. 10, Sep. 14

THE ART OF INTIMATE CONVERSATION

A couples workshop facilitated by partners of 17-years, Gloria Zeltzer, MA, MFT, and Leon Berg

August 25th, 10am – 5pm
Have you been longing for something different in your relationship?
Would you like more intimacy? Enjoy a lovely day with your partner while learning tools to deepen your love.

INCOURAGE CHORUS

12-week Spring Season with Britta Gudmunson & Ben Gould

Tuesday evenings, 7 – 8:30pm, starts Aug. 27 – Nov. 19th (no class 9/17)
Raise your voice, vibration and spirit in a non-audition community choir. Songs are taught in the oral tradition, no experience necessary. Singers & recovering “non-singers” are welcome! Concludes with benefit concert.

Past Events

To register for an upcoming Workshop or Event, or to Reserve the Sanctuary for your own Workshop or Event, please contact Somatic Sanctuary