We offer a variety of unique events and workshops throughout the year in addition to our regular Wellness Services, including daily Yoga Classes and weekly Tai Chi Classes. The events below change seasonally.
Thursday, December 19th 6:00 – 7:30 pm Stillwater Studio
Marilyn Calver leads a restorative class that ends with a fully supported, extended savasana. In this fully relaxed state, your body’s ability to repair is at its peak, making savasana a great time to receive acupuncture. Aimee Van Ostrand, L.Ac. will come around to place a few needles to address your specific health issues while you blissfully rest on your yoga mat.
Feel the combined healing power of these two modalities together. Whether you are struggling with physical health issues or emotional health issues, this class is for you.
No experience necessary, perfect for beginners or seasoned yogis. Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats are provided but feel free to bring your own. $30.00. Space is limited. Class is FULL. Registration is closed.
Somatic Experiencing Workshop
Sunday December 8th 2:00 – 5:00 pm White Bear Lake Studio
Come for an afternoon of learning about your nervous system and how Somatic Experiencing can help you rediscover yourself. This workshop will help you navigate stress, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and trauma with more resilience, composure, confidence and increased presence in your relationships.
We’ll learn the basics of how your nervous system functions, go through some visualization exercises and begin to tune into your body’s wisdom. We’ll move at a comfortable pace and allow plenty of questions so anyone looking to learn a little more about healing their own body will come away with something no matter your knowledge base already.
Wear something comfortable you can move in. Bring your yoga mat, otherwise we have mats at the studio. Chairs are also available, if you prefer not to be on the floor. Let us know if you have mobility issues so we can accommodate you.
Instructor: Mike McMahon
Pre-payment is not required. However, please shoot us a message or connect with Mike or Aimee, so we get you on the list. $40.00 suggested donation cash/check (to Healing Within) payable at the time of class.
Tea and snacks provided.
Tiny Tai Chi (Ages 4 – 6 yrs old)
Fridays, January 10th – March 6th White Bear Lake Studio Level 1 4:30 – 5:00 p.m., Level 2 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
This is an 8-wk Tai Chi class for kids ages 4-6. In Level 1 kids will learn the first half of the Yang Style 24-Form. Level 2 will cover the second half of the Yang Style 24-Form. Each class begins with breathing practices which are used during the form itself as well as independently for emotion regulation and stress reduction. Parents join for the last five minutes of class to learn what we’ve shared. Students must be completely potty trained and have experience in a classroom setting.
About the Instructor:
Nico has been practicing Tai Chi, Yang Style for three years under Aimee Van Ostrand and assists with teaching tai chi classes at the Stillwater studio, often joining the group Saturday mornings for Tai Chi by the River.
Nico holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Justice and Women’s Studies from Hamline University and has 7 years of experience teaching and writing curriculum. Currently, Nico teaches PreK in the White Bear Lake school district and is the Assistant Director of Religious Education at WBUUC and uses moving meditation daily in the classroom. Nico is in awe of the speed and eagerness with which young kids soak up moving meditation practices and is excited to continue sparking interest in these lifelong practices.
To register for Tiny Tai Chi, stop by our studio or online here.
Monthly Meditation Practice with Marilyn
Monday, December 16th 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Stillwater Studio
An opportunity to explore different meditation and breathing practices and the power of collective consciousness. Group meditation is one of the best ways to help sustain your practice. Join our growing community. Guided practice led by Marilyn Calver, yoga and meditation teacher with more than 20 years experience. Drop in class. No pre-registration required. $20 pay in class. Cash or checks appreciated.
Tai Chi Yang Style, 24 Form with Aimee
Saturdays 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. February 1st to April 18th, Stillwater Studio
If you are looking to start a life long practice of low impact movement and meditation, this is the class. This beginner’s 10-wk class runs February 1st to April 18. No class Mar. 14th and Apr. 4th
Aimee will go through the movements of her modified Yang Style, short form step by step. This form will increase range of motion, improve balance, and mental concentration. By the end of the 10 weeks you will know this entire traditional form. With continued practice, you begin to attach breath to the movement and cultivate the sensation of Qi energy. It will slowly transform into a life-long moving meditation practice.
It is strongly recommended that you take the full 10 week series, as each class builds on the previous class. However, drop-ins are warmly welcomed, especially if you’ve taken Aimee’s class before and are looking for a refresher. The drop-in rate is $15 per class, payable at the time of class. To register for the full 10-wk Tai Chi class, stop by the studio or online here
Mark your calendars, World Tai Chi Day – Stillwater is Saturday, April 25th, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Basic Vegetable Fermentation: A Beginner’s Workshop
Wednesday, December 11th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. White Bear Lake Studio
Fermented vegetables are part of our world’s rich cultural history, and come in many varieties, including sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, and kvass, to name just a few of these delicious and nutritious foods.
Amber Moore, L.Ac. will discuss the health benefits and ease of making your own fermented vegetables! You will receive an overview of the process, be exposed to some of the tools and techniques used, and be provided with the supplies to make your own inspired creations. You will make a unique batch of ferment to bring home and enjoy.
Amber will have a few home fermentation supplies, for those interested, which she can offer at cost during the class. Come with your favorite chef’s knife and a cutting board, if these are available to you. Some will be provided in class for those who are unable to bring them.
$20 cash/check (to Healing Within) to cover cost of class and materials, payable at the time of class. Pre-payment is not required. However, send us a message to be added to the class list.
Monday, December 30th 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Stillwater Studio
Deeply relaxing and nourishing class. Suitable for everyone including absolute beginners. You will rest in fully supported postures and experience a deep release of tension, stiffness and stress. Guided breathing further helps to quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system. You will leave feeling rested, renewed, and replenished.
This class is usually offered the last Tuesday evening of every month. Use your punch cards or register online here.
Donation-Based Gentle Movement Classes – White Bear Lake Studio
Seated Tai Chi with Kendra, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. No tai chi experience needed. Wear something comfortable.
Movement and Breath with Mike, Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. AND Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Come as you are. Bring a yoga mat or use one of ours.
Suggested donation is $12 – $20 per class. Cash or check (made out to Healing Within), payable at time of class. Simply place in the white mailbox by the front cubbies. No one will be turned away due to financial reasons.