Yoga experiences that expand beyond the one-hour class on the mat provide opportunity to explore the deeper dimensions of yoga. Expand your awareness and integrate your practice through new yogic adventures with a workshop or retreat that will dive deeply into a subject and inspire your heart and mind. Our workshops change regularly, so check back monthly to see what we have up and coming.
Saturday, Dec. 2
With Bonnie Francis
Moon yoga explores the energies and cycles of the moon and how it affects the energetic body. Learn about yoga's connection to nature and the cycles existing both outside of and within us. Connection to the earth and our intuitive nature makes moon yoga a perfect practice to sync your mind and body to the phases of the moon, not only to cultivate cyclic awareness but to regain balance, peace, and harmony.
Monday, Dec. 4 from 10 am - 12:30 pm
With Ginny Shaddock
Labyrinths are tools for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation, also thought to enhance right-brain activity. Labyrinths evoke metaphor, sacred geometry, spiritual pilgrimage, religious practice, mindfulness, environmental art, and community building.
Come learn about the history and significance of the Heartwood Labyrinth, journal and take a mindful walk to the center in this educational and interactive workshop with Ginny Shaddock, Owner of Heartwood Yoga Institute.
Workshop fee: 40.00
Tuesday, Dec. 5
12:30pm - 3:30pm
with Rachel Belle
A mala is a special string of 108 beads traditionally used in meditation to count mantras. When you string our own mala, you have the opportunity to place beautiful intentions into the beads and stones so the mala can be worn as a reminder of the affirmations you want to carry with you. In this class, you will learn more about the significance of the 108 beads in a mala, the specific uses of various stones for intention setting, and how to meditate with the mala you create. Come ready to learn, be creative, and walk away with a beautiful meditation tool and representation of your intentions. Class fee includes all supplies.
Workshop fee: $60.00
Wednesday Dec 6
With Rachel Belle
Learn the basics of some of yoga's more advanced asana postures with progressive approaches to building strength, establishing one's center, and mastering the focus required to add these postures to your practice. Have fun (without attachment) and explore new challenging adventures on the mat.
Saturday-Saturday, December 2-9
Saturday, Dec. 2: 8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30-10:00am for the other meetings
with Ginny Shaddock
If you have always wanted to dive into the deeper dimensions of yoga and been inspired to explore the profound teachings which, applied to your life, create remarkable transformation, the place to begin is through an introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas and core teachings of the Yoga Sutras. The course offers discussion and lecture to learn the foundations of yoga philosophy and the 196 yoga sutras of Patanjali. This course includes a creative art project to reinforce the teachings and each individual's interpretation of them.
Workshop fee: $495.00
Friday, Dec. 8 from 1:00-4:00 pm
with Kim Hoenie
Join Yoga Therapist and Yoga Nidra specialist Kim Hoenie for this introduction to the history and science of Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep). Learn how this practice can benefit a wide variety of ailments, awaken your spirituality, and expand consciousness. Then, with a deeper understanding of the goals and process of yoga nidra, experience a delicious practice for yourself.
Workshop fee: 45.00
Saturday, Dec. 9th
with Ginny Shaddock
Learn about journaling with the intentions and integrity of yoga’s teachings fueling our exploration. Come enjoy the introduction of various creative exercises and novel approaches to journaling to unleash blocked energy and uncover new personal insights. Students will be provided notes and in addition to lectures and learning about journaling, we will be writing and sharing. Students go home with notes, a gift journal, and plenty of inspiration as they discover how to journal to uncover deeper truths.
Monday, January 1, 2024
4pm - 7pm
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
4pm - 7pm
with Ginny and David Shaddock
Did you know the labyrinth at Heartwood is an 11-circuit path, the most traditional design and it is a replication of the Chartres cathedral labyrinth in France? A labyrinth offers a mindful meditative walk because, unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not a puzzle to figure out, but a pattern reflective of sacred geometry that inspires and invokes connection. What better way to ring in the new year than through a gentle yoga and sound bath experience and a mindful walk that invites us to consider the path of our lives, where we have been and where we are going?
Learn all about the labyrinth, from the history to the ceremony of walking the path for reflection and insight with Ginny and David Shaddock, owners of Heartwood and founders of our labyrinth. This workshop includes a gentle yoga class, walking the labyrinth by candlelight as evening rolls in, journaling the labyrinth, and an introduction to the labyrinth as a tool for self-discovery and stress relief. This workshop is held later in the day so we can walk the labyrinth by candlelight, inspired by the stars and the transformational element of fire in our beautiful labyrinth ceremony designed to set intentions and clear our heart and mind.
Workshop fee: $50.00
Jan. 8 - Feb. 12 : Mondays 6pm - 9pm
With Ginny Shaddock
Join a small collective of writers committed to learning, growing and developing their skills in 6-week online sessions that meet through zoom. Students submit up to 5 double spaced pages of their work ahead of time which are shared with the group, then everyone attends the weekly zoom class for a comprehensive critique session that not only helps each student develop their personal works in progress but include lectures on the prevailing issues for the group, such as defining style, voice, writing with honesty, and character/story development. Assignments that have been designed to fire-up creativity and challenge the writers to experiment with new approaches to telling a story are provided at the end of each session as inspiration for the following week's submissions.
The online course includes six live zoom sessions (approximately 3 hours each) with assignments, support, and an invitation to participate in the Facebook group for inspiration and connection. Students are asked to work on assignments between sessions.
Class limit: 10 students per session. Course fee for 6-week session: $120.00
Jan. 28th 10am - 4pm
with Ginny Shaddock
This special day retreat includes journaling, yoga and philosophy to explore and reconnect to one's passion and purpose. The key to happiness is understanding and recognizing our gifts and how they are meant to be shared to make us feel whole and authentic. We will explore the Bhagavad Gita’s theme that everything in the universe has an ultimate purpose and living in accordance to your divine design is required for authentic happiness and wellbeing. This one-day retreat helps set your life on a path that aligns with your spirit and lets you look at how work, relationships and self-awareness can be adjusted to celebrate your dharma.
Retreat Fee: 90.00 (Includes lunch)
A uniquely designed retreat can enhance your family celebration or business gathering.
Heartwood specializes in yoga workshops and teacher training with RYS-200 & RYS-300 programs and IAYT yoga therapy . We also have certifications in restorative, yin, chair, senior, trauma and other specialties.