Healthy Aging with Yoga: The Hips/Pelvis
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12:00 pm
Ellen Martinoni, MBA, RYT 500, CYI
(General Public 12-2:00 pm / Yoga Teachers 12-3:00 pm) 3 CEU/Advanced Studies Credits available In our continuing series on healthy aging with yoga, we will move our focus to the hips and pelvis. This core area of the body is central to health and to maintaining our strength and flexibility over time. We will learn more about this "seat" of the body's wisdom and address practices that can allow us to maintain our active lifestyle. Lecture and practice included.
Intro to Meditation 3-Week Series
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, and 15, 2016, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Adam Montoya, Tai Chi Instructor, CYI
Are you new to meditation but would like to get started because of its many benefits? This workshop is for you! Have you been meditating for a while but would like to refresh and/or refine your foundation? This workshop is for you! Join Adam Montoya for a 3-week workshop that teaches you how to build and sustain a fulfilling practice.
Yoga and Cancer/Project in Common
Saturday, November 5th, 2016, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Anna Hall RYT 200, AYA
The minute you are diagnosed, you are a survivor. You are not alone. You are A GIFT… A Gift to Self G Give and Receive I inspiration F Fun and Laughter T Time for Self We are all connected through our common journey into this health epidemic of our time. As we learn to embrace and empower ourselves, we can come through this Big C-Cancer to live happier and longer lives. This is an ideal practice for anyone diagnosed with the Big C-Cancer. Through your yoga practice, you will strengthen your body, sharpen your mind and develop breath-work to help you feel calm, grounded and able to live more fully in the present moment. Disease can not live in a healthy body. Through a traditional and non-traditional practice, you will learn ways to see yourself as a healthy body, to develop a positive relationship with this new self. Join us to connect with others in New and Fun ways and become a part of this amazing Project in Common. For Anna, yoga is a transformation of the body and mind inside and out. She began practicing in 1998 at Desert Song Healing Arts Center. Under the guidance of Mary Beth Markus, she received her teacher training certificate from Desert Song in 2001 and is currently teaching at various locations across the valley. She enjoys sharing the journey with others. Now Anna is on a new journey, that of cancer, which was diagnosed in Nov 2015. Her intention is to not only heal herself, but to inspire others that are also on this journey. The Yoga and Cancer/Project In Common is a way to become fearless in discovering the possibilities for surviving and creating a healthier life. Join us for this new adventure.
Healthy Aging with Yoga: The Back
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00 pm
Ellen Martinoni, MBA, RYT 500, CYI
(General Public 1-3:00 pm / Yoga Teachers 1-4:00 pm) 3 CEU/Advanced Studies Credits available "You're only as young as your spine feels" -Vanda Scaravelli. Over 80% of Americans will experience at least one episode of low back problems in their lifetime and clinical studies have now shown how effective yoga is as a solution to back pain. In this installment of our Healthy Aging with Yoga series, we will take a closer look at the back and why so many of us have pain in this area. We will follow this with a practice to decompress the spine and to develop both strength and mobility so that suppleness and ease of movement can be enjoyed. Lecture and practice included.
Jump Start Your Fall Garden with Greg Peterson at the Community Art Festival
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 12:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pre-registration preferred. This class will be held during our 11th Annual Community Art Festival. Greg has been a gardener in the Southwest since 1975 and loves sharing his experiences of growing in the desert with the community. Admittedly, gardening in Phoenix has a unique set of challenges, but, by following some simple yet effective steps, growing will become a lot easier. Join Greg as he walks you through the three most important things to know about starting your garden and learn to successfully grown your own veggies in the desert. It REALLY is quite simple.
11th Annual Community Art Festival
Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Local Artist Booths, Live Music, Raffle, Yoga Classes, Chair Massages, Kids' Activities Art work available for sale includes paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, paper, fabric, knits, photography, body products, clothing and more! This year we welcome What's Fresh Food Truck for lunch, snacks and drinks all festival long!
Family Time Yoga
Sunday November 13, 2016, 2:30-3:30 pm
Jennifer White MSW, RYT 200, RCYT, CYI
Ages 6 and beyond Join in the fun and connect as a family with an all new monthly Family Yoga class! Life is busy and the one thing we could all use more of is time. So, set aside an hour to devote some quality together time as a family. Any and all family constellations are welcome - moms, dads, grandparents, two moms, two dads, single parents, aunties, uncles - we only ask that all children are accompanied by an adult . We will come together to share time, practice, laughter, movement, breath, and so much more. Give the gift of yourself by sharing time with family! Offered the 2nd Sunday of the Month (November 13, December 11)
Pilates Matwork: A Mindful Movement Practice
Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:30-3:00 pm
Michelle Lopez, CYT-200
The Pilates Method is a system of physical and mental conditioning developed by Joseph H. Pilates around the 1920s. He intended for the practice to have a positive effect on a person’s life- “to achieve a state of total wellbeing”. The method has been passed on and evolved along with the latest studies found in exercise science, physical therapy and lifestyle changes. The Pilates practice offers a bridge between mind and body; supports rehabilitation and healthy movement, and even offers a solution to those with restricted mobility. In the Matwork lies the foundation for the practice. A sequence of exercises performed with ones own body weight. Props and modifications are also used. Michelle gives special attention to the technique and the original intention of the practice. In class the focus will be on reaching the benefits of Pilates through its principles of awareness, balance, control, efficiency, function, and harmony. Benefits of Pilates: Develop strength Increase flexibility Improve coordination Heighten body awareness and control Teach correct muscle activation Posture and alignment Concentration and focus Promote relaxation and the release of tension Michelle Lopez is a Stott Pilates certified instructor since 2009. She has experience working with injuries and special populations. She holds a Mind Body Wellness Practitioner diploma from SWIHA in Tempe, Arizona, with a focus on Holistic Nutrition and Yoga, CYT-200.
Yoga Nidra 2017 Training
February 3-5, February 11-12, March 4-5, March 11-12, 2017
Kamini Desai, PhD
$1440 Early bird special if paid-in-full by November 1, 2016. After that, the cost is $1525. A $200 deposit secures placement. Includes all sessions, manual & Yoga Nidra cards.
Yoga Alliance: 65 CE hours | Body Workers (NCBTMB): 25 CE hours
Up to 65 hours may be accepted by your healthcare or counseling governing board. Please check in advance of the training.
Invest in Yourself FOUR WEEKENDS IN 2017: February 3-5 Friday 6:00-9:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am-5:30 pm (with lunch break) February 11-12 • March 4-5 • March 11-12 Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am-5:30 pm (with lunch break) Discover the art of sleeping meditation that awakens your inner peace. FREE SESSION Tuesday •September 27, 2016 • 7:15-8:30 pm Yoga Nidra is an ancient sleep-based guided meditation that has the power to take you to the innermost, deepest levels of relaxation where your whole being is restored to its natural state of peace, health, and vitality. Participation in this unique, in-depth Yoga Nidra training leaves you with a rich insight into the ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra and helps you become the master of your life while staying centered in your being. You will learn how to restore your health, release the effects of chronic excess tension, and regain restorative sleep. Delve into the unique and fascinating intersection between science and Yoga Nidra. After eleven sessions, you will feel what science has shown. Measurable changes will have taken place in key areas of the brain that allow you to regain and retain inner calm and steadiness. This advanced study course will not only deepen and enhance your own practice, but will give you the skills and tools to share it with others. Learn to tailor Yoga Nidra experiences for: • Health and Stress • Habits and Addictions • Trauma and PTSD • Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia This training is an excellent addition for psychologists, mindfulness practitioners, bodyworkers, yoga teachers, helping professionals, hypnotherapists and energy healers looking for complementary methods to serve their clients’ needs. Cancellation Policy: For cancellations received by January 13, 2017: full refund LESS $75 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS for cancellations after January 13, 2017 unless your space can be filled. Absolutely NO refunds or credits for No Shows.
Parent/Young Child **Postponed**
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:30-11:30 am
Anna Blocker Rubin, E-RYT 200, RCYT
Pre-registration strongly recommended. Drop-ins welcome if space available This workshop is for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop features a wide variety of games and activities that incorporate yoga poses, music, rhythm, and props. As with the workshop for older children, there is a theme woven into each session. Stories and a time for socializing round out this fun and active hour-long workshop. Benefits of the workshop: • Social interaction • Physical stimulation • Introduction to yoga poses and props • Practicing how to interact within a group • Experience children’s literature and music • Body awareness • Attention, focus, and self-control
Retreating in the Basics…again
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Meg Byerlein, BSN, E-RYT 500, Certified Anusara® Instructor, CYI
12:00-3:30 pm General public 12:00-5:00 pm Yoga teachers 6 CEU/Advanced Studies Credits available “A Basic Level Practice is the one for a lifetime.” This workshop is an opportunity for participants to focus understanding and experience on the essential elements of a fundamental asana practice. The course will explore foundational aspects of pose alignment and yoga philosophy which incorporates a workshop-style class. The session for teachers will include review and refinement of instructional phrasing and expansion of teaching skills.
Sing and Play Yoga: A yoga class for you and your child
Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:30-11:45 am
Peri’s Sing and Play Yoga is a card based 'Take it Anywhere' yoga practice designed for you, your whole family and baby child. It's kid tested and mom approved! Spend a meaningful hour with other parents as you stretch and strengthen your muscles. With Sing and Play Yoga, you and your child will experience playfulness, laughter and a sense of calm as you practice yoga. Beginners are encouraged to come. For moms, dads and babies - newborns to actively crawling. http://singandplayyoga.com/ Things that you will need: a blanket for your baby 2 light-weight scarves Sing and Play Yoga cards - optional Peri will show you how to incorporate her ‘Sing and Play Yoga’ cards into your at-home yoga practice. If you already have a deck, please bring it with you to the class. If not we have a special deal for those attending. With registration the ‘Sing and Play Yoga’ decks are only $18.50. That is 15% off the regular price of $21.75. This offer expires at the end of the event. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Drop-ins welcome only if space is available. Note: It is recommended that new moms have doctor's approval before exercising.
6 Week Intro to Tai Chi fundamentals: The Effectiveness of Tranquility
Thursdays, October 13 - November 17, 2016, 7:15-8:15 pm
Adam Montoya CYI, TCI
Tai chi teaches us how stillness is the foundation of effective action. In this six week introduction to tai chi we will learn how to achieve this tranquility through the fundamentals. Join the millions of people who obtain self awareness and physical healing through tai chi. This will be a transformational journey. Intro to Meditation is recommended but not required. You may supplement your practice time in the Monday evening Meditation to Movement class at 7:30 p.m. or Wednesdays Tai Chi Class at 7:15 p.m.
Golf as a Spiritual Practice: **Cancelled**
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3:00-5:00 pm
Jennifer White, MSW, RYT 200, RCYT, CYI
The quote attributed to Mark Twain is relatable to all of us who have sliced and hooked our way around a golf course. Are there ways to shift our perspective and embrace our limitations on the golf course? Can we begin to see these supposed limitations as gifts? Please join yoga instructor, Jennifer White, MSW, a former PGA Apprentice and LPGA, for an introduction to extend our yoga practice beyond the mat and onto the fairway. Explore ways to build strength, increase balance, and grow your enjoyment on the course through breath and movement. Apply the art and science of yoga to the physical and mental dimensions of your unique golf swing. Bring a wedge, your putter, your favorite golfing tool (i.e. book, story or lesson), and your curiosity. This two-hour workshop will explore our connection to presence, foundation, and balanced action as we consider how our golf relates to spiritual practice. No previous experience necessary to enjoy this exploration.
Yoga for the Young and the Restless
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30-11:45 am
Anna Blocker Rubin, E-RYT 200, RCYT
Pre-registration strongly recommended. Drop-ins welcome if space available. This monthly workshop for young children (ages 3-6 years) is the bridge between the Parent/Young Child workshop and the Kids 4 to 10 class offered on Tuesday afternoons. The workshop offers a selection of active, high-energy yoga games, as well as introductory practice with breathing and relaxation techniques. Parents are invited to join in or children who are reliably potty trained may attend independently. FYI~parents are also welcome to attend the All-Levels yoga class that starts at the same time.
Betty Peterson attended Kachina School of Art in the early 1970’s and later worked at the school for director Jay DatusBetty has attended many workshops at Scottsdale Artists School.She loves to paint people doing interesting things and loves the use of color. Betty is Vice President of Phoenix Artists Guild and a member of Arizona Art Alliance.Betty paints under the name of “Bozenka” the name on her Slovak birth certificate.
Jules, originally a Montana girl, has travelled many creative trails; books, paintings, cards, prints, giclees, pillow design, and hardware jewelry. Her original designs have sold in retail shops such as Barneys New York, Ballard Designs catalog, ABC Carpet & Home-New York, and The American Craft Museum. Currently, Jules’ books and line of prints, giclees, cards, & paintings can be seen at various shops, design/art centers, & galleries. Two paintings by Jules, “Hope” and “Joy”, are both permanently displayed in the new surgery waiting area at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Her jewelry line is known for the ziG bracelet & belt, which uniquely combines pearls and hardware.
Jules has lived in several cities from east to west. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she continues to be inspired by her daughter, Anna, her rescue dog, Harper, and her eclectic group of very cool pals.
Joan Waters: The Garden
How is The Garden a model for our creative practice?
Joan Waters exhibits welded steel sculpture and paintings that explore how the analogy of the garden can provide a model for our creative practice. No matter what our creative expression is, from yoga to music to mathematics, observing and enjoying the natural cycles of the garden can inspire and sustain our paths.
Beginning with industrial sheets of steel, Waters draws and sketches the plans for each new work. With time, the processes of welding and grinding help the piece grow and take shape. Patinas add color to make the piece blossom.
Kathy Zimmerman Photography
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
I have two main desires in life: to travel and to photograph. I am very happy doing one or the other. I’m in heaven when I’m doing them together. I am self taught for over 25 years. I am proud to feature images from my vacation travels in Canada,
England, Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Spain, India and across the United States.
I love stepping foot in an unknown place, or perhaps a known place with a new perspective, and opening myself up to its dynamics, its culture, people, capturing it all in photographs. I enjoy wandering around overlooked streets, and finding little curiosities as much as photographing iconic landmarks.
Rescue Me! Art Exhibit Opening
A passionate group of students ranging from beginners to professional independent artists enrolled in artist Kathy Taylor’s Creative Development classes are donating their time and talent to support a local rescue. Rescue Me!, the brainchild of one Studio 6020 student, will assist Amazing Aussies, a foster based rescue, with their mission and to raise funds to support expensive medical costs. Amazing Aussies is dedicated to rescuing vision and/or hearing impaired Australian Shepherds (known as Lethal Whites) and matching them with loving forever families. Funds will be raised through the proceeds of Studio 6020 artists’ paintings sold during the show. Join us for a heartfelt display of artistic compassion and meet a few furry Amazing Aussies to learn what makes them truly AMAZING!
Visit www.amazingaussies.org for more information about the rescue and Studio 6020 Facebook page to see examples of their work.
We are excited to announce our first art exhibit for 2015, Organic Abstraction, featuring paintings by local artist, Linda Pullinsi. Linda is a popular art instructor of both adults and children and has been a mentor for Free Arts for almost 20 years.
“The need to be close to nature has always beat in my heart. The song of the birds, the wind rustling the leaves and the sound of the water soothe my soul. I feel safest in the middle of the woods, on a mountaintop, or deep in the desert. Digging in the earth and growing things is therapy. This show combines my two loves, art and nature. I love to create an image that’s never existed and enjoy playing with color and getting them to harmonize and vibrate with each other. I have slowly healed my soul with artistic expression and a big source of joy for me is helping others to express themselves artistically, especially abused children through Free Arts. I am thrilled to share my work with the Desert Song community!”
Pieces of Me: Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
This exhibit was created by young women living in Child Protective Services custody. Each girl was asked to paint individually about one unique aspect of their life. The girls then collaborated on a color scheme, layout and three group pieces. This exhibit is the result of their collaboration. Prints are available for sale. We will also have a donation jar for a holiday collection.
A Way Through: Art As A Path for Healing
Join us for the opening of our latest art exhibit “A Way Through: art as a path for healing” collages by Mary Glover. At 1:30, Mary will talk about her art. Then award-winning guitarist Darin Mahoney, joined by violinist Jane Hilton, will perform original instrumental compositions from his latest album, “Transformations,” 2013 Old World Music Album of the Year. Darin’s music reflects his inspiring journey back to full health, beginning with a cancer diagnosis and a remission that defies all odds, yet resonates with audiences from all walks of life. Refreshments will follow.
I Matter by Free Arts for Abused Children
Through a unique combination of arts in a therapy-based curriculum and highly trained volunteer mentors, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona helps abused, neglected and homeless children channel their emotions, release anger and express themselves in healthy ways. Our work allows children to build trust, self-reliance, self-control and self-confidence.
Works by Monica Aissa Martinez
The work exhibited explores body, mind and spirit. Included are pieces from each series I’ve completed in the last decade – much of it done after my teacher training here at Desert Song. I continue to study. I continue to learn.
Picture Me Adopted: A Poverty Pet’s Photo Project
The show will feature photographs by Jessica Hately of rescued dogs from Poverty’s Pets who currently need loving homes. The show will be hosted for the month of December.
This show was created to bring awareness to the dog over population crises in Phoenix & to share opportunities to be involved with a small grass roots non-profit, dedicated to helping. Come meet our dogs, volunteers & ideas!
We reduce the Suffering of Unwanted Animals Through:
• Spay/Neuter Clinics
• Veterinary Services for sick pets
• Pet Food Distribution
• Adoption to loving homes
• Sterilization & Vaccination Education
Brian Vincent: Cuba – Peace & Chaos
One of our closest neighbors, Cuba, is a mystery to most of us. Cloaked in the politics of the cold war today it is an enigma. Please join us for a photographic exhibit and celebration of this wonderful place and her people. The exhibit begins at 6 pm Friday August 23rd followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. with discussion by photographer Bryan Vincent. Come with your questions and willingness to learn about one of the most fantastic places on earth.