We are ready to open our doors and invite you to attend our community yoga classes. Classes will begin soon on . . .
Wednesday evenings with Wryn at 7pm &
Thursday mornings with Mahadevi at 10am
Occasional Sunday afternoons at 4pm (monthly – to be announced!)
Possible Sangha Potlucks at 6pm following Sunday yoga events
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!
UPCOMING DATES: check back soon!
We have two yoga teachers in house, Wryn and Mahadevi, that will be teaching the classes and other teachers in the wider community, such as Leia Jones and Katie Wells, as guest teachers when available.
Classes will be $12 for the drop in rate or you can buy a class packs for a discount
4 class pack: $40
8 class pack: $70
12 class pack: $100
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:
It is one thing to appreciate nature, it is another to become it.
Immersed in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, “Nature Calls the Goddess” holds EXPERIENCES that open our intuition to the wisdom and aliveness of the elements. We nourish and affirm our lives through the senses, deep embodiment, symbolism, and prayer. We grow in natural sensuality, process the destruction of mother earth, and play together in the celebration of love.
“This retreat created a nurturing environment that offered the opportunity for deep internal unfolding from within with the support of divine sisterhood and wilderness. This was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a retreat before – truly transformative.” – Angela McGoldrick, Licensed Counselor and Director of Life in Balance
Be Replenished by Water
Stabilized by Earth
Inspired by Air and
Transformed by Fire
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Wednesday, Nov 20th7-8:30pm 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.
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 BhavantuMay All Beings Everywhere Be Happy and Free!
‘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
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.
Ayurvedic Consultation ~ Aaron offers 20-60 minute consultations incorporating nutritional, life style, and herbal recommendations as well as a deeper understanding of one’s individual dosha. $1 per minute.
Ayurvedic or Traditional Massage ~ Aaron is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage and offers a variety of massage techniques including Ayurvedic massage. Sessions range from 60-90 minutes. $1 per minute.
Ayurvedic Cooking Class ~ Experiential hands on learning with a delicious meal at the end!