Events and workshops are among our favorite things at Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness. If you've been wondering what Reiki is, or want to take a class to further your learning on Chakra, or just want to explore other ways toward wellness, then our workshops are for you! Check back often to see what new offering we have for you! *Also note, Yoga room rental is available – please call for pricing.   

 

Give Back Sundays Community Yoga Class
Sunday, August 20th
Sunday, September 17th (will be a free class for National Yoga Month)
Class is from 9:00-10:00am
Still only $5.00 and proceeds go to a chosen charity of the month!

Solar Eclipse Yoga Class
Monday, August 21st from 1:00-2:00pm* - $5.00 per person
Get ready for change by using your yoga practice for a super charged fresh start! The alignment of the sun and moon in a solar eclipse will create an opportunity for a new alignment or a new beginning. Join Joy from Bodhi Tree on the hill at Tunnel Park for a special yoga class for the celebration of this rare solar eclipse! Bring your mats, towels, water and all your friends, we'll provide you with special glasses to view the eclipse after class.
*Weather permitting

Exercise for Healthy Aging Workshop Series 

2 Upcoming Series: Wednesdays September 11 - October 9; Saturdays October 21 - November 18 at 1:30 PM
This is a 5-week series of 75-minute workshops where you will discover how to use exercise to age as well as possible. You will learn about normal aging changes in the body, how to assess your current physical status, daily behaviors that can either accelerate or slow down age-related decline, and specific exercises that target the vital areas of fitness as we age (posture, strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance). Most importantly, you will discover how to be proactive about your health and physical functioning so you can stay as mobile and independent as possible well into your older years! Come to one workshop, or all 5. Details and registration here

All ages and functional levels welcome.  Please tell instructor if you are dealing with specific injuries or concerns. 


Beginner Yoga Series starts Tuesday, September 12th
Tuesdays from 7:15pm-8:15pm for 6 weeks
If you are brand new to yoga or want to reconnect with the basics, the Beginner Yoga Series is the perfect class for you and it’s always a great time to start! Come and enjoy a supportive and compassionate environment where everyone is a beginner.  We will explore basic postures (asana) to get you moving and breathing techniques (pranayama) to deepen your breath capacity. You will learn yogic terminology, discover meditation practices to quiet the chatter of your mind, release stress, and gain insight into the principles of yoga philosophy. Our intention in the Beginner Yoga Series is to help you develop a lifelong love for yoga. Each week we will explore a new dimension of the practice. Therapeutic alignment, details, and special needs will be addressed as you learn to use props that aid in the practice and modifications of new postures. Props are a great tool to help your body explore this ancient and transformative practice.  Your questions are encouraged and serve to help others in the class gain a deeper understanding. So please don’t be afraid to ask!
The supportive and compassionate environment of this series will provide you with the necessary foundation to develop a safe and rewarding yoga practice. Walk in a beginner and leave confident to explore the next phase of your practice!  (Space is limited - Pre-registration required)
$70.00 for series only
$100.00 for Beginner Package (6 weeks series plus One Month Unlimited Yoga to start after series is finished)    
*Sorry, no walks in for this series*

Tai Ji Beginner Series starts Wednesday, September 13th
Wednesdays from 9:30am-10:30am for 7 weeks
Tai Ji, a form of martial art, originates from ancient China. It is practiced throughout the world as an effective exercise for health. Tai Ji consists of fluid, gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. It can be practiced almost anywhere and is a suitable form of exercise for just about anyone.  The moving meditation of Tai Ji integrates mind and body and spirit. It can help build balance and coordination, improve mental acuity and strengthen the mind/body connection. According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Tai Ji helps improve metabolic rate, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen uptake, immune capacity, and fall prevention.  Tai Ji classes are movement oriented with a mix of body alignment/awareness, Qi Gong integrated breathing exercises, Tai Ji principles and Tai Ji forms.
$70.00 for 7 weeks (pre registration required)

About the instructor:  Pam Landes been practicing Tai Ji for 20+ years. She has taught Tai Ji and Qi Gong for 5+ years and is certified as an instructor to Tai Ji for Arthritis. Pam’s classes blend the yin and yang of playfulness and discipline with a focus on freeing and directing the flow of chi.

Walk About Wednesday in Washington Square
Wednesday, September 13th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Local artists displaying and selling their work, live music at the Brew Merchant and other activities will take place at “Walk about Wednesday” in Washington Square on Wednesday, September 13th from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Westcore Neighbors will also be providing an activity for children, Brew Merchant will have live music, and there will be food vendors as well.
Look for a bow on the door of participating merchants,
 Bodhi Tree YogaWashington Square Minit MartSquare Play CaféThe Brew MerchantHarbor Health and MassageSilkscreen Marketing and Washington Squared.  
Washington Square is a business district located on Washington Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets 

Belly Dance Session starts September 13th
Belly Dance is a great, low impact exercise for all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels.  It gracefully and gently improves your posture, tones muscles reduces stress, and helps control weight....all while having fun! Our next session will be 7 weeks long and begins Wednesday, September 13 at Bodhi Tree Yoga, 7:15-8:15pm, $70.00 We'll be learning a choreography using candles! (OK, not real ones ;) )
Join us for a session and discover the fun!  Please contact Rhonda at 616-886-8605 or rhonda@rhondastygstra.com for more information on where to purchase the candles. Happy Shimmying!

Yoga in the Park - Fall classes
Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio and the Holland Recreation Division has teamed up to offer our 3rd annual outdoor yoga classes at beautiful Kollen Park on the shores of Lake Macatawa.  Classes will be Saturday mornings from 10:30am - 11:30am - Sept 16, Sept 30 and Oct 14 (weather permitting).  Bring your beach towel and your yoga mat and join us by the band shell for this fun, all levels outdoor class!  A $5.00 per person cash donation will go towards the Sal Perez Youth Scholarship program sponsored by the Holland Recreation Division
For weather cancellations, check our Facebook page, website or Holland Recreation Division's Facebook page or call their cancellation line at 616-355-1139

Acupuncture Community Session - $5.00
Sunday, September 17th at 4:30pm
Please arrive 15 minutes early if you haven't been to a session before
Pre-registration is required - call or sign up at the studio today!  616-392-7580 

Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification is a wellness protocol that involves five pins in each ear to help restore the mind, body, and spirit to balance. 
According to more than 5,000 years of practice, history, and tradition, Chinese medicine holds that when the extensive and complete energy system that flows through the body along 12 main meridians flows freely, the body is in balance and healthy. But interruptions and blockages to this energy stream causes stagnation, illness, disease, discomfort, and mood disturbance. Simply stated, needles are inserted to get the energy flowing more freely and restore balance and wholeness to the body. Auricular acupuncture creates healing in the hormonal, nervous, muscular, and vascular systems.
The session offers education about the benefits of auricular acupuncture and a meditative experience while receiving acu-detox. Five, tiny and sterile acupuncture pins will be placed in each ear and left in place for 15-45 minutes. Acu-detox is considered a non-invasive procedure and is specifically designed for non-medical settings. The five points of insertion are:
Shenmen or Spirit Gate: Used for calming and relaxation. Helps to manage stress. Promotes concentration, attention, and focus.
Sympathetic Nervous System: Offers pain management. Used for relieving tension and promoting peace of mind. Soothes trauma responses and stress hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, etc. Calms the digestive system.
Kidney: Used to strengthen the body. Allows release of fear and increases access to the body’s wisdom. 
Liver: Used to detoxify the body and emotions. Helps to process unresolved grief. 
Lungs: Opens respiration. Facilitates the inhalation of pure air and emotions, while ridding the body of impurities and negative emotions. 

Mindfulness & Meditation Class with Sherry Petro-Surdel

Sunday, September 24th from 3:00pm-3:45pm  
$10.00    Pre-registration required
From Outside In
As the season change is upon us our thoughts of moving from the outdoors to inside, spiritually ,it is also time to move within. This meditation will focus our connecting inwardly.
Sherry Petro-Surdel
 
Sherry is a gifted Life Coach, Public Speaker, Psychotherapist, Meditation Teacher, Pastor and workshop presenter with over 20 years of experience inspiring and motivating individuals and groups to turn their dreams into reality. Sherry weaves wisdom from a multitude of sources (Psychology, World Religions, New Thought, and Universal Truths) into life lessons that are easy to apply. Sherry is inspiring, gentle, loving, and deeply spiritual in all her endeavors. Her unique, soft spoken but success motivated style has made her a sought after speaker and event presenter.Sherry completed her first book, A VOICE OF REASON. She also recently completed a meditation CD, THE SECRET PLACE which is a collection of guided meditations accompanied by Native American flute music. You can listen to each track individually or you can listen to the whole CD to accommodate the time you have devoted to meditation. The possibilities are endless as you personalize your meditation and mindfulness practices. This CD has been highly acclaimed by both experienced, and those beginning the practice of meditation.

Baby Sign Language Classes start September 25th - www.high5communicationresources.com

Balanced Bodies for Healthy Aging

Class Mondays beginning September 25 at 2:00 PM; Walking group on Fridays at 9:00 AM. Register here.
This is a 8-week series of 60-minute fitness classes, in addition to an optional weekly walking group. Balance is a key to physical health: balance in our muscular strength, our joint motion, and the movements we do throughout our day. The balance within allows us to stay strong and steady  when we are out and about. This 60 minute class, targeting flexibility, strength, and balance is designed and led by a Geriatric Physical Therapist using research-based techniques to address the most common challenges older adults face with their mobility. Supportive, empowering, and progressively and appropriately challenging, this class will equip you with tools you need to maintain your physical health as you age!​

All ages and functional levels welcome.  Please tell instructor if you are dealing with specific injuries or concerns.

 

 

Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio is now a Silver&Fit participating fitness facility!  Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education.  Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans.  Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated.
If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information, please contact Melanie at 616-392-7580.  You may also visit Silver&Fit at www.silverandfit.com.  Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.    

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