Weekly ATM® Classes
at the Dallas Yoga Center

4525 Lemmon Ave. Suite 305

Dallas, TX 75219

Saturdays from 10:45- 12:00


Each Month there will be a new theme based on classic Feldenkrais Movement Sequences overlaid with Foundations in Embodied Anatomy from the Body Mind Centering perspective.

Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese word for the concept of “forest bathing”. It is the practice of spending time in nature to restore and heal our body/mind/spirit. The gifts from the natural world that create this healing environment are many, the air quality, the light, the sounds and smells and the feel of Earth under our feet.  By being in the living presence of the plant kingdom, whether forest or garden, our senses are engaged, our attention is gently captured and we are subtly bathed with a fine mist of health-giving wood or garden essential oils, Shinrin-yoku.
In this Urban environment at DYC we will generate the atmosphere of “Forest Bathing” by inviting in the alchemists of the Plant Kingdom who take light from the sun and stars to gift us with their life essence as food & medicine. When we anoint with a plant’s essential essences (essential oils) we take its particular chemical elixir of light, air, water and earth into our bodies. These higher vibrations also fill our auras to uplift, balance, center, open, strengthen or protect us according to our needs. They carry us from discord to resonance.


 Part 1: Seasons & Cycles 

May 11,2019
On this Mother’s Day weekend of honoring not only those who birthed us but also those who mothered us, let us take pause to enter a secluded part of the forest and honor the journey of our female bodies to restore the gifts of the Feminine. We will gather together in the sacred home of a Woman’s Circle to reflect on the rhythmic Cycles of Nature through sharing, anointing and moving together.  DYC is offering a mini pause to restore and explore the physical & emotional support that Wisdom Of The Earth essences offer to our hormonal system during all seasons of a woman’s life in cycles. Women of all ages are invited and consider bringing your mother or “auntie-mother” too!


In the 1st hour we will focus on learning about & anointing with Wisdom Of The Earth Medicinal essential essences that address the various ways the ebb, flow or cessation of the moon cycle affects sleep patterns, mental overwhelm, emotional mood swings, digestive ease, swelling, headache, acne, cramps, willingness to let down the filters, etc. 
In the 2nd hour Kachina will guide a practice of simple Somatic & Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement sequences focused on easing the pelvic tensions, cultivating the wisdom of the endocrine organs and nurturing our bodies intrinsic desire for fluid, circular movement.


Part 2: Embracing Life Through Grief & Loss

Finding soul expansion during heart contracting times.

July 13, 2019

At the Dallas Yoga Center
Layers of Loss, indicates depth & dimensions.  Waves of Grief imply swells of feelings within the passage of time. This complex spectrum of letting go of—holding on to, either what is most precious to us or what can feel burdensome, is a  journey few escape. We know, have known or will ultimately know each other’s hearts on this journey, as unique as it is. 

Come gather together in a sacred container to open your hearts stories of love or loss, weariness or emptiness, battle or surrender, awe or relief that have been your journey... through grief and the layers of loss of others, parts of one's self, your dreams or missed opportunities.

In the 1st hour we will practice deep listening as we share elements of our own experiences around grief and the layers of loss to reveal their psycho-physical expressions in our bodies & mind. Do you loose sleep, appetite, focus or enthusiasm? Do you eat more, worry more, sleep more, do more? We will study & experience those essential essences that support/cradle/uplift us within the various manifestations of grief.
In the 2nd hour Kachina will gently guide you to explore that sacred relationship of the physical and spiritual Heart & Lungs in a self-nurturing somatic movement inquiry.
During this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Trust your intuition to choose the appropriate Essential Essence for you.
  • Anoint with WOTE essences, as needed, for physical/emotional support & upliftment.
  • Use the See Saw Breathing movement to relax the diaphragm which provides a bed for the lungs and the heart.
  • Create physical space for You through a self-nurturing dialog between our organs that symbolize Love & Life.

Classes

Feldenkrais Method® Group classes and specialized workshops blending somatic movement and the healing of essential oils.

Awareness Through Movement® 

Additional Urban Forest Bathing themes to come: 

  • Resting in the Eye of the Storm/restoring in stressful times.
  • Elixirs for Meditation
  • Immune System Fortification
  • Designing  Personal First Aid & Self Care Kits

Keep your Eyes, Ears & Noses open for upcoming dates.

Urban Forest Bathing