Pilates Matwork: A Mindful Movement Practice
Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:30-2:00 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.” 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. 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. Pilates Foundation weekly class: Every Monday and Thursday 10:15-11:15 am
Family Time Yoga
Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:30-3:30 pm
Jennifer White, LMSW, 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 3rd Sunday of the Month (Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19)
Transcendent Sound Bath – A Transformational Sound Immersion with Tibetan Bowls, Bells, Planetary Gong and Percussion.
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Lead by Diane Mandle
Nationally known Sounds True recording artist, educator and author, Diane Mandle performs an intense transformational sound immersion with her precisioned-tuned ancient Tibetan bowls, Chiron gongs and percussion to soothe, inspire and awaken the body, mind and spirit. The concert is designed to relieve stress, enlighten the mind and bring people into a transcendent state of being. Her work with the Tibetan Bowls has been presented at the Menla Sound Healing conference with John Beaulieu, The Museum of Making Music in California, the Deepak Chopra Center, Rancho la Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, Mystic Yoga School in Mysore, India and hundreds of yoga studios to name just a few places. She is featured as a sound healing expert in a video series to be released in the USA and China later in the year: (http://www.taolivinginbalance.com/category/experts/) In addition to having been part of the Integrative Therapy Team at San Diego Cancer Center, offering workshops and private sessions for cancer patients at Sharp and Scripps hospitals, she created a program for incarcerated returning veterans with PTSD in the Vista jail. Her Ancient Sounds for a New Age was the first multi-media home study course (ebook, dvd, cd) to teach the use of Tibetan Bowls and scared sound instruments. January 2018 will be the release of her updated and enhanced edition of the book. "Over the years, I have heard many different concerts and mediations using the Tibetan bowls and I have to say that Diane Mandle is in a class by herself when it comets to creating a Divine experience for those who are present at one of her sound healing concerts." - Will Scott, MA San Francisco Refund/Cancellation Policy: 48 hours' notice to withdraw from a workshop and receive a refund. No refunds for cancellations after the 48-hour period. No refunds or credits for no shows.
Live Music & Flow Yoga
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
With Evon Hart & Michael Krassner
Guided yoga sequence by Evon Hart, accompanied by the unique guitar stylings of Michael Krassner, an accomplished composer, producer and musician. Minimal instruction, allowing students to dive deep into their own intuitive experience of each pose, breath, meditative moment. Use your class card or $17 drop-in rate.
Prenatal Partner Yoga & Massage
Friday, November 17, 2017 7:15-9:15 pm
Liza Lawson RYT-200, CYI assisted by Peri Miller
In this workshop, the expectant mama and her partner will have the opportunity to connect more deeply to themselves, each other and the baby. We will explore yoga poses, breath awareness and massage as well as support techniques the partner can use to assist during childbirth. Through visualization and relaxation exercises we will explore different pain relief options. No prior yoga experience is required.
Art Festival Specials
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
• Gift Certificates - $10 off Massage - One Hour or More • One-Year Yoga Class Cards - 15% off • Annual Yotique Sale! *In-studio sales only.
12th Annual Art Festival Supporting Arizona artists
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join us for our 12th Annual Art Festival to support Arizona artists. It's a perfect event for holiday shopping. Artist Booths - Live Music - Yoga Classes - Chair Massages - Food Truck Bring friends, family and neighbors!
Intro to Meditation 3-Week Series
Tuesdays, November, 7, 14 and 21, 2017, 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.
6 Week Intro to Tai Chi Fundamentals: The Effectiveness of Tranquility
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30, & December 7, 14 2017, 7:15-8:15 pm
Adam Montoya CYI, TCI
Click here for free video about the Intro To Tai Chi Series 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 Adam's weekly Wednesday evening Tai Chi Class at 7:15 p.m., as well as Kathy's Yang Style class Wednesday's and Friday's at 10:15 a.m.
Healthy Balanced Lifestyle Through Yoga Practices: Meditation and Mudras for Your Body Type
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:00-2:30 pm
Debbie Kayatt - E-RYT 500, CYI
From a Yoga and Ayurvedic perspective, meditation and mudras are considered therapeutic tools to help us heal our body and mind. Within these there are techniques that are well suited for each unique body-mind type. This workshop will explore different types of meditation and mudras to help you find the best fit for you.
Artist Sonja Kautzman, is an author, photographer, painter, sculptor, and metal worker. The many facets of this artist tell you that she has been using her creative talents to explore her creative curiosity. Her work has been showcased in Europe, New York, California and Arizona. She also offers workshops in showing others how to explore their curious souls and feed them with creativity.
Sonja’s philosophy isn’t that we all are artists, but that we have something in our souls
that wants to create light from dark, or bring the dark into the open. You will see in
much of her artwork, and photo’s that she doesn’t see something that was, but the new
life that is beginning at that moment.
Locally, she was the first artist to hold an exhibition on Iphoneography, in 2013, at First
Studio Gallery, in Phoenix. The show was a resounding success and led to many other
photographers and artists to explore this type of art. She captures that idea in her book
“Creative Path, Creative Soul, available through Amazon.
Published in 2012, Creative Path, Creative Soul, which was internationally successful for
it’s insights into the creative outlets that can be pursued to keep your soul “fit and
healthy”. Sonja continues to grow her artistic outlets and pursues multi-media type
options. Each piece has been created through courage, love and curiosity, to share with
You can contact her and see more of her work and upcoming events at:
Birds, bees & flowers in the Sonoran Desert
Our artist truly enjoys working in watercolor and mixed media, specializing in plants, birds & insects. Judy has exhibited in regional, national and invitational shows, garnering Best of Show multiple times at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. Whether working in close focus, or merging realism with abstraction, she loves bringing attention to the myriad of detail existing in our daily natural world.
Judy Faitsch is a signature member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and American Society of Botanical Artists. she studied at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr Art Center, graduating from Pennsylvania School of Horticulture in Landscape Design.
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.