We are delighted to have Leia on the Anahata healing team. Leia Jones is an artist, dancer and yoga teacher and healing practitioner. Leia has a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University and is certified in Hatha Yoga, advanced Therapeutic Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. Her approach is inspired by observing our deep connection to all things on a fundamental level. Her unique soulful teaching approach combines an emphasis on breath, alignment and intention. She has experienced first hand how yoga helps eliminate the stress, anxiety and unhealthy habits that keep us from accessing greater presence. Leia aims to inspire more joy, freedom and peace through the healing practices of yoga, dance and presence. She incorporates the gift of intuitive healing abilities in all that she does. She offers private and group yoga sessions, Thai Yoga Massage, crystal healing, and channels in light language for some of her clients. Private yoga – $50 for 90 minute session. Thai Yoga Massage $75 for one hour; $110 for 90 minutes. Sessions may be augmented with hot stones $15, crystals $12, and light language $12. Text or call Leia at 540-808-3977.
Nov. 11-14 is the 4th Annual Fall Goddess Retreat with Katie Wells & Co.
Join a diverse circle of women who share the desire for deep connection with self, spirit, and supportive sisterhood.
Be seen! Be heard! Feel your sacred worthiness!
Bathed in acceptance we travel through seven group sessions that pair an archetypal goddess to each chakra. The effective curriculum offers a journey into ourselves, opening into intuition for wisdom and transformation. Chakras and goddesses are powerful entries into the body, psyche, and our inner divinity. They assist us in acknowledging and accepting our imbalances as we transform them into empowerment.
These effective sessions are held by experienced facilitators weaving yoga, dance, meditation, breathwork, partner work, group sharing circles, sound healing, journals, song, and self-care practices.
Soak in the beauty of Anahata’s facility located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains along with one of the oldest rivers in the world. Enjoy the hot tub and trails.
Center and restore before the holidays while gaining insights for moving into a fuller you. Explore an array of practices to carry you into the up-coming winter with self-reflection, self-compassion, and self-care. Come home to your body with more love. Be nourished by colorful healthy meals – you don’t have to cook for 3 days! Experience the life affirming potency of femininity and sisterhood.
Katie Wells MFA, director of the Fall Goddess Retreat, guides movement experiences for embodied love, authentic expression, unknotting the psyche, and collective unity. She is a dance artist, embodiment facilitator, professor, and founder of Interweave Conscious Movement®. Influenced by somatics, Jungian psychology, and spirituality, Katie offers transformative courses, private sessions, and seasonal Goddess Retreats.
Wryn’s deepest heart’s longing is to be of service to the divine in all beings by cultivating vibrant health and sharing her most sacred gifts: healing touch, devotional song, self-care practices and the teachings of yoga. She has received trainings in massage therapy, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Reiki, Ayurveda Wellness Counseling and Yoga Teacher Training.
With a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University, and a teaching certificate in Hatha Yoga, Leia’s personal practice is rooted in the unification of yoga and dance. Through this combination she brings mindfulness to movement inspiring us to quiet the mind, come deep into the body, and connect to our joyful-spirit.
Ashera seeks to cultivate connection and beauty through the awakening of the heart, creative expression, and intergenerational community celebration. She is an interfaith minister, mentor teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, author and teacher of art of peace curriculums, Reiki-Sound healing practitioner, Connection Practice Coach, and lifelong songstress and dancer. She currently is the Retreat Guide and Head Facilitator of retreats and events at Anahata Education Center.
“I have never felt this embodied and it feels so good!” -Shimila K
“I experienced such profound breakthroughs, opened locked doors to my heart, and was bathed with loving support from attending goddesses. I feel cleansed and ready to continue my life’s work…” – Jessica Valles
“The facility was so beautiful and the grounds were kept natural and very healing. Meals were wonderful, fresh, nutritious, and so colorful.” –Valhalla Depillo
“I am an introvert and connecting with others can be stressful but also vital. Katie approached these meaningful interactions in a way that felt safe and did not overwhelm me.” – Rhiwena Slack
“This work changed my life!” – Leah Deluzio
Participant Interviews from the Fall Goddess Retreat
(Registration is on Katie’s website: Interweave.love)
We are ready to open our doors and invite you to attend our community yoga classes. Classes are held on. . .
- Tuesday & Thursday mornings with Mahadevi at 8am
- Occasional Sunday afternoons (monthly – to be announced!)
Participants must pre-register ~ always double check before you come! Group size is limited, and social distancing will be honored. We will be outside on the river pavilion when enjoyable for the enhanced nature effect!
Classes will be a suggested donation of $12 or pay what you can.
The classes will be open to all levels and include asana, mantra, pranayama, meditation, and off the mat lifestyle practices, including the yamas and niyamas, ayurvedic practices and tantric techniques.
Join the email list by RSVPing — Yes, I am interested in community yoga to:
Wednesday, Nov 20th 7-8:30pm
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew precisely where to plant the garden and when? Or perhaps you wonder about which opportunities to say yes to, and which to say no? How about what people you should have around you in your inner circle and which to avoid? Maybe you’d love the ability to determine the best supplement that can actually help improve your level of wellness vs. which ones are just money down the drain? Maybe you want to consciously manifest something and you need to be able to pick up the signals the Universe is sending your way in order to make it happen. All of that and vastly more are no big deal when utilizing powerful intuition.
Activate, fine-tune and enhance your intuition the Dancing Dolphin Way with Bestselling Author D. Takara Shelor. In this 4-session course she will guide you through exercises and activations to enhance your inner clarity and wisdom, hone your intuitive skills, connect you more fully with inner guides, angels and nature spirits, and develop a working relationship with intuitive tools such as pendulums, crystals, and divination cards. As always, Takara takes you on deep dives into meditation & personal transformation. $11 per class.
Tuesday Night Bhakti Yoga 7-9pm
Wednesday Morning Vinyasa Flow 8:30am-10am
Yoga means ‘to yoke’ or ‘to form union with’. It is through the ancient and sacred practices of breath, mantra and movement, we become more aligned with our higher self and all of creation. This is essence of self-care and in committing to these practices we help not only ourselves but all we come into contact with.
The class begins with mantra (sacred chanting), accompanied by harmonium, followed by guided pranayama (breath control), and then flows into an asana series (movement poses). We use these techniques to help center the mind, calm the emotions and bring our bodies into a state of balanced awareness.
A regular yoga practice can bring more strength and flexibility to the body and provide the joints with increased range of motion. Using circular flow and synchronizing the breath with movement activates the parasympathetic state encouraging the body to be nourished and triggers the body’s own natural healing state. When we are strong and flexible in our bodies we are strong and flexible in our life and are able to move through the inevitable challenges life brings with more grace and ease.
If you feel called, join us for morning sangha (gathering of people for spiritual practices) and enjoy the benefits of the group mind often elevating us all higher than we can achieve on our own. Lokah Samastah Sukinoh Bhavantu May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy and Free!
Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Learn to speak Spanish and have fun at the same time, with Josh, Aida and baby Sol. Classes will be held here at Anahata on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Class pack: 5 for $50 or $15 drop in.
Chandra is a visiting wellness artist through September 25th, 2019!
SomaArts with Chandra
‘Soma’ -the whole of our present, direct experience. In Sanskrit-the moon’s lunar nectar that clears illusion, revealing true nature. ‘Arts’ -the creative expression of our Universe, inner and outer.
Offerings Include: Yoga, Meditation, Dance, Reiki Intuitive Touch, and Hypnotherapy in Private and Group Sessions. All Private Sessions begin with a brief interview.
Yoga: Simple yogic practices, rooted in ancient teachings, designed for physical and energetic harmony and union. Emphasis on alignment guided from Yogic principles blended with sensory awareness, nature’s inspiration, and liberating energy flow. May include: energy awareness, asana flow (vinyasa-modify as you feel), pranayama (breath), spontaneity (sahaja), chanting (bhajans), gestures (mudras), meditation (dhyana), guided relaxation (yoga nidra) and blessing (puja). Hatha Yoga, Tantric Kriya Yoga, Partner Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and more.
Meditation: Rooted in embodied mindfulness, Insight (Vipassana), Loving Kindness (Maitreya, Metta), Concentration (Shamatha) and Hridaya (spiritual heart) meditation. Focus on being present and compassionate with what is. Formal sitting practice and/or creative practices designed for the unique person, group or circumstance.
Dance: The creative expression of the inner being, fully embodied and celebrated. Various forms include: Somatic Movement Play, Ecstactic Dance, African Inspired, Essence of Presence Improvisation, Dance Improv Lab, and Contact Improvisation
Wisdom Within Private Sessions: Access Your Inner Resources
Every session begins with a personalized interview to clarify and ground preferences, resources and intentions. In this time we also ground what is needed for a safe container and clear boundaries. I will answer any questions you have about the wisdom and training behind each modality. Depending on You- I will then draw from a wondrous menu of: Relaxation , Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Sensory Awareness, Intuitive Touch, Shamanic Journey, Oracle cards, and Divine Love. In stillness and/or movement. Optional enhancements include earth elements of water, sound, stones, simple aromatherapy, and/or audio recording. Each session uniquely emerges for the person and moment. Afterwards you will have as much time as you choose to be in silent absorption and integration. When appropriate, we will discuss any practices and/or affirmations to take with with you, as well as followup support or sessions or support. Phone sessions and personalized, recorded guided meditations also available. When possible I like to give you the interview questions in advance, so you have time to reflect and prepare in your own way. I also like to check in with you within 48 hours after your session, if possible.
I have a Master’s of Arts (Prescott College, AZ) in Dance and Transformation and am certified in Yoga, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and as a Universal Life minister, with forty years of experience as an avid practitioner, educator and therapist. I am grounded, open hearted, intuitive, and humble. I am passionate about listening deeply and supporting fellow beings on their divine path of wholeness and vitality
In addition, Christina offers:
Hand and foot Reflexology
Available by appointment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Anahata is committed to lifelong personal fulfillment, including loving, authentic connections, and so we offer ongoing deepenings, trainings, retreats and individual counseling sessions for couples and individuals seeking greater interpersonal fulfillment. Contact Luke or Ashera to set up a private session, and check our online calendar for the next upcoming relationship workshop! LukeStaengl@mindspring.com or KathrynAshera@gmail.com.
Customized Massage with Candace Long of Tranquility in the Valley ~ Candace has a flowing, intuitive style and will customize her massage to your preferences. She uses a variety of approaches, including some Thai massage, light to deep pressure. She incorporates aromatherapy into her practice and can advise you on essential oils. She adds a touch of Reiki and will focus her energy work on a particular area if you request it! Text or call Candace at 540-922-9260.