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Upcoming Events for Health and Well Being

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Upcoming Events and Classes in April and May at the Studio 

7730 Morro Road, suite 207, in Atascadero Center, Atascadero, upstairs, building in rear

Saturday, April 27, 7 – 9pm

Empath Support Group

Welcome all Empaths, Highly Sensitive People, and Indigos. This will be an open discussion about WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN EMPATH. This is an accepting and safe place to show up as your authentic sensitive self, and to meet others like you.

This is an open and informal gathering to connect Empaths , HSP, spiritual seekers and Indigos. So we can support and empower each other. The support group is facilitated by myself (Holly Hansen), but peer lead and co-created by all who attend.

In the sharing round we will share our personal stories, tools, different healing methods that empower us, spiritual topics of interest, and close with a meditation.

Empath Support Group Led by Holly Hansen. indiglowhealing.com $20

Saturday, May 4 9am – 10am

Chant the Hanuman Chalisa

by Donation with Dorene Garvin

This is a devotional chanting opportunity to Hanuman, one of the most chanted songs in India. Uplifting!

Monday Night Meditation
May 6
6pm – 7pm Learn To Meditate for Health and Peace
Offered by Brooke by Donation
the first Monday of each month
Beginners welcome

Ladies!
Embrace Your Surrender
Monthly Series for Women with Sex Coach Jayna Dickens
Saturday May 11 2pm – 4pm $35
Fun conversation, tricks for better sex and accessing natural woman power.
Sexy! Spiritual! Yogic!
www.jaynadickens.com 

 

Saturday, May 12 12noon – 3pm

Decharging with the Elements with Dorene Garvin

Come learn and experience how to reduce your stress in minutes utilizing the power of the Five Elements, and in particular Earth, Fire and Water. This knowledge is beneficial to everyone, but especially those in the healing, teaching and entertainment professions. With or without our notice, we accumulate negative energies from our interactions with others, which over time can cause burn out, depression, and in the worst-case scenario, illness. Simple and effective tools are given which can be utilized right away to avoid this and ensure a long happy career. 

Dorene has been studying the knowledge brought forth from the ancient Indian palm leaf books by Sri Kaleshwar Swami since 2006. Her desire is to share this information far and wide.

Pre-registration required, call her at 805-549-0602 to reserve your spot. $45



Weekly Classes
Tuesday Mornings
Gentle Yoga
9:30am
with Erika Indrani
$15



Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays and Thursdays *This may change in MAY to one evening per week*
with Brooke
5:45pm – 7:15pm
$15
These classes are for all levels;
no experience necessary and a great introduction for people new to Yoga, in recovery of all kinds and needing gentle movement and deep relaxation. *Brooke will be traveling in May. Classes may be canceled or a substitute teacher may step in May 22 and 23. Please check back for details.*

Weekly Recovery Meeting
Women’s Intimacy in Al-Anon
Fridays Noon 

*Unless indicated, drop-ins are welcome, just come on by! No experience necessary.

One on One Yoga Therapy with Brooke

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries.

Find us at Brooke West Yoga Therapy
7730 Morro Road suite 207
Atascadero Center near Curbaril, enter the driveway from Morro Road
Building in back of the lot, upstairs
in beautiful Atascadero 

Upcoming Events and Classes in February

Monday Night Meditation
February 4
6pm – 7pm Learn To Meditate for Health and Peace
Offered by Brooke by Donation
the first Monday of each month
Beginners welcome

New Moon Crystal Bowl, Reiki, Breathwork Sound Healing with Jamie Dubin
Tuesday February 5 6:30pm – 8pm $30 Venmo: Jamie-Dubin
Please write “Brooke” for the note or
pay at the door

Clothing Swap!
Saturday February 9 10am – 12pm
Bring five to fifteen items you would offer to your bestie!
Leftovers will be donated to charity!

Ladies!
Embrace Your Surrender
Monthly Series for Women with Sex Coach Jayna Dickens
Saturday February 9 2pm – 4pm $35
Fun conversation, tricks for better sex and accessing natural woman power.
Sexy! Spiritual! Yogic!
www.jaynadickens.com 

It’s so amazing, we’ve added two dates!
Aroma Freedom Technique – Change Your Thought Patterns with Essential Oils
Monday, February 11 & Monday, February 25  5:30pm-7:30pm $35 http://www.erikaeddy.com

Nonviolent Communication Group
with Michelle Madgett • Saturday February 16 Monthly 9:30am – 12:30pm
http://www.michellemadgett.com
Observe • Feel • Need • Request • Magic
There will be a new class each month based on each chakra. February is the First Chakra!
This is a life-changing skill to practice.
Improve relationships of all kinds.
Learn to express your needs clearly and without a charge. Improve your family atmosphere. Be happier.

Soul Collage®
Saturdays
February 23
March 23
April 27
1pm – 4pm
SoulCollage® is a creative process involving magazine images, glue & matboard. No artistic talent is needed in this deceptively simple process that allows you to access the true voice of your inner self. Fun, relaxing & so satisfying! You will love your cards and the wisdom you find within! Your SoulCollage® Facilitator:
Janice Schoening 805-441-0608
$35
Walk-ins welcome the day of!

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Surrender! Relax! Relieve pain and tension!
Myofascial Release + Yoga Nidra with Jahara February 24 11AM – 1PM
$30 pre-reg/$35 at the door
http://www.wildradiance.net

Women’s Restorative Yoga and Meditation Retreat  • Ayurvedic Lunch • Shamanic Despacho Gratitude Ceremony • Silence Optional Sunday, March 10 11am – 5pm led by Brooke at a private ranch in San Luis Obispo$120 Pre-registration required 
Custom Yoga Therapy Programs
http://www.brookewestyoga.com

Weekly Classes
Tuesday Mornings
Gentle Yoga
9:30am
with Erika Indrani
$15


Weekly Classes
Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays and Thursdays
with Brooke
5:45pm – 7:15pm
$15
These classes are for all levels;
no experience necessary and a great introduction for people new to Yoga, in recovery of all kinds and needing gentle movement and deep relaxation.

Weekly
Women’s Intimacy in Al-Anon
Fridays Noon 

*Unless indicated, drop-ins are welcome, just come on by! No experience necessary.

One on One Yoga Therapy with Brooke

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries.

Find us at Brooke West Yoga Therapy
7730 Morro Road suite 207
Atascadero Center near Curbaril, enter the driveway from Morro Road
Building in back of the lot, upstairs
in beautiful Atascadero 

Schedule Schedule Ever Changing: New Events!

Current details through March here

MANTRA A Documentary Film Showing Friday, January 18 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm (two viewings) 

The Phenomenon of The Sanskrit Effect and the Benefits of Chanting and Kirtan – offered by free will donation

Restorative Yoga for Anxiety and Depression Release -led by Brooke

Saturday, January 19

2pm – 4:30pm

Know Yourself: Aroma Freedom Technique and Essential Oils

with Erika Indrani Eddy, LAc, Yoga teacher, certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner

Monday Jan 21st 5:30 – 7:30pm $35 ~ Drop-ins welcome ~ More info here

Reiki I Training
with Erika Indrani
Saturday, January 26
12pm – 4pm

Heal yourself and others with this gentle, hands-on practice
Contact Indrani here for details 

Dive deep with restorative poses to support full release and ease in the body… 

Pause.  Feel.  Breathe

Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils

Monday January 28

6:00pm – 7:30pm

In each pose, an essential oil blend from the Young Living Feelings Kit will be included with an affirmation to help integrate body and mind.  The blends used are: 

Harmony, Forgiveness, Inner Child, Present Time, Release, Valor

Each attendee will have the option to take home a roller blend with the oil of your choice to continue the benefits and transformation for $5. $25 Walk-ins welcome! Led by Erika Indrani Eddy

Tuesday, January 29,6:30pm – 8pm

A Masochist’s Introduction to BDSM: hear true tales of BDSM exploration that resulted in healing old sexual wounds, discovering untapped sexual power and embracing play. Led by Jayna Dickens, Somatic Intimacy Coach. $20.

Weekly Classes
Tuesday Mornings
Gentle Yoga
9:30am
with Erika Indrani
$15


Weekly Classes
Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays and Thursdays
with Brooke
5:45pm – 7:15pm
$15
These classes are for all levels;
no experience necessary and a great introduction for people new to Yoga, in recovery of all kinds and needing gentle movement and deep relaxation.

Weekly
Women’s Intimacy in Al-Anon
Fridays Noon 

*Unless indicated, drop-ins are welcome, just come on by! No experience necessary.

One on One Yoga Therapy with Brooke

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries.

Find us at Brooke West Yoga Therapy
7730 Morro Road suite 207
Atascadero Center near Curbaril, enter the driveway from Morro Road
Building in back of the lot, upstairs
in beautiful Atascadero 

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries

On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/brookewestrestorativeyoga – 

Like, Comment, Share – It means so much!

BIG BIG SCHEDULE • FUN and MORE! November and December 2018 at Brooke West Yoga

The end of the year is shaping up nicely at the studio! We offer small, personal and intimate classes where your needs are met with compassion and care.

Drop-ins are welcome to all events unless pre-registration is specified. Please be in touch if you have trouble pre-registering for events.

Some event details to be announced. Please email Brooke for more information.

We are offering three weekly Yoga classes and many special events through the end of the year which are all therapeutic, and many are rest-based.

Extra-Gentle Restorative Yoga Therapy and Beginning Meditation Instruction with Brooke, Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:45pm – 7:15pm $15 // These are Regular Weekly Yoga Classes. Drop-ins welcome, no experience necessary.

Gentle Yoga with Erika Indrani Eddy, Tuesdays 9:30am – 11am $15. Drop-ins welcome, no experience necessary. http://www.erikaeddy.com

  • Sat Nov 3 Spirit Dolls Witch Craft Transformative Healing Ceremony with Brooke 3pm – 5pm donation (Women and children only)
  • Mon Nov 5 Group Meditation with Instruction for Beginners with Brooke 6pm – 7pm donation-based
  • Tues Nov 6 Chair Yoga and 3-Part Breath for Mental Health Professionals with Joann Lutz, visiting from Massachusetts, 6pm – 7:30pm $20 pre-register, $30 at the door www.yogainpsychotherapy.com
  • Fri Nov 9 Crystal Bowl Sound Healing & Reiki with Jamie Dubin 6:30pm – 8pm $30 www.facebook.com/harmonicprana
  • Tues Nov 13 Yoga for Sleep – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Weds Nov 14 Soul Motion Expressive Dance with Kari Stettler 6pm – 7:30pm Slide $15 – $20 www.somaticresiliency.com
  • Friday November 16 Sound Bath and Restorative Yoga with Kaylen Gleason and Matt Black
  • Tuesday Nov 20 Yoga for Digestion – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Tuesday Nov 27 Yoga for Healthy Aging – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Sat Dec 1 NVC – Dinner Table 911 NonViolent Communication with Michelle Madgett (series 12/1, 12/8, 12/15) 10am – 12pm $80 for the series – Find her on Facebook at /michellemadgett
  • Sunday Dec 2 Learn to Chant the Hanuman Chalisa with Erika Indrani Eddy 10am – 12pm
  • Tuesday, Dec 4 Red Tent, Ladies! with Jackie Lavender
  • Sunday Dec 2 Kids Yoga and Mindful Art with Vanessa Orr  1:30 – 2:30pm $16 please pre-register at www.yayayogaca.com discount for siblings
  • Mon Dec 3 Group Meditation with Instruction for Beginners with Brooke 6pm – 7pm donation-based
  • Sat Dec 8 Yoga with Myofascial Release with Jahara Sara Seitz 2pm – 4pm $30 pre-register at wildradiance.net (yoga offerings page/tab), $35 at the door please pre-register
  • Sunday Dec 9 Women’s Restorative Retreat with Ayurvedic Lunch with Brooke at Crows End Retreat in Squire Canyon 11am – 5pm This retreat will sell out, please pre-register here
  • Tuesday Dec 11 Mindful Leadership, Yoga Ethics and Community Healing – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Tuesday Dec 18 Celebration of the Solstice, Spirit, Self  – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20

The County’s newest Al-Anon meeting, Women’s Intimacy in Recovery, meets Fridays at 12pm.

All events held at Brooke West Yoga, 7730 Morro Road, suite 207, Atascadero in Atascadero Center near Curbaril, building in back, upstairs. Morro Road is also called Highway 41.

Please remove your shoes before entering the studio and complete a waiver at your first visit. We have Yoga mats and props; feel free to bring your own or to borrow ours.

Brooke is accepting private Yoga therapy referrals and new clients.

Thank you for supporting a woman-owned business.

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Ways to Check In With Yourself for Self-Regulation

How do I feel in this moment?

What do I want to do right now?
Do I want to keep checking in with myself right now? Am I willing to come back to it later?

What’s my energy level like today?

How’s my pacing? What did I do yesterday? Am I recovering from activity? What am I digesting physically/mentally/emotionally/socially/spiritually/on a soul level?
What do I need to do tomorrow? Can some of this energy be saved for then? Do I need to generate some energy for something upcoming by resting or moving?
Do I have muscular/physical tension? What level is it?
Do I want to discharge it by lying/standing/sitting? Do I want to fold forward?
Do I want to move my neck?
Do I want to backbend?
Do I want to move my arms?
Do I want to move my spine?
Observe the breath.
What is my mind doing? Is my breath affecting my mental field?
Do I want to change my breath?
Check my list for breathing techniques to move the energy in the direction I’d like to go.
Am I willing to do any of these?
Four Foundational Fields To Observe:
The Physical body
The Mental body
The Emotional body
The Breath body
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Yoga for Social Change

September’s Schedule 2018

Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, September 4, 9:30am Morning Gentle Yoga with Erika Indrani Eddy. This is an eight week series. Drop-ins welcome.

Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, September 4, 11:00am Peace and Pranayama with Erika Indrani Eddy. This is an eight week series. Drop-ins welcome.

Weekend Sanskrit Immersion Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9. Inquire for details

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Reiki Sunday, September 9, 6:30pm. $35. Drop-ins welcome.

Mala-Making Workshop Sunday, September 15, 2:00pm – 5:00pm $79

Soul Collage® Saturday, September 22, 11:00am – 3:00pm $35

Restorative Practices for Anxiety and Depression Release Saturday, September 29, 2:00pm – 4:30pm with Brooke $35. TWO SPACES LEFT

Restorative Yoga Therapy and Meditation Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:45pm – 7:15pm with Brooke $15. Drop-ins welcome.

All of these events support self-inquiry, self-regulation and trauma relief.

conscious social change

Most of our problems can be addressed in relationship but all of our problems must be addressed within ourselves. This is conscious activism. Whether it is systemic oppression, arguing with your beloved or something as intimate as negative self-talk – whatever it is that we are consciously hoping to change, the two best remedies are self-reflection and self regulation. Collaboration with one another and with the Divine are important, too.

How do you feel right now? What is happening in your body? Are you angry, tired and grieving? Are you hopeful, grateful and true to yourself? Are you feeling all of these things, and more? Or are you numb…?

Are you self-regulating with coffee, cigarettes and energy drinks? Or are you self-regulating naturally, regularly resting the mind by moving and relaxing the body and breathing fresh, clean air deeply, often?

We all have different ways of coping. It may be that the quality of our coping directly reflects the quality of our lives. Numbness, denial and intimacy-isolation are strategies that keep us complicit in the misery of our lives. Community, honesty and feeling difficult, shadowy feelings help us maintain rhythm in the autonomic nervous system, and grow healthy relationships.

Movement helps release tension and toxins from the body. Breath stretches DNA, releasing tensions and toxins – unprocessed trauma. Lots of shadow work brightens the day. What traumas are lurking in you, waiting to try to complete themselves in unpredictable ways? What aspects of your life are suffering? What circuitry is running your life?

You have the power to change. Breathing, Yoga, relaxation and meditation, art, exercise, awareness, willingness, forgiveness, and humility all contribute to social justice. We have the power to change the world, together, as one.

In August, I studied with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, founders of Off The Mat, Into The World® and forty-five people from around the planet. We explored Yoga, sound, trauma, empathy, self-regulation and collaboration – the importance of self-inquiry, authenticity, love, peace, accountability and long-term relationships – and their impact on sustainable social change. Conscious activism takes courage and insight. Yoga gives us the opportunity to practice both of those things and more.

Watch Seane Corn talk about Yoga, her experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-inquiry, self-regulation and reconciliation as trauma relief here. This is another interesting interview. She’s fierce, spiritual, and sensitive, one of the world’s most well-known yoga teachers who made vinyasa popular. She says she used to be crazy before she started yoga. Exploring uninvestigated tension and stress in her body made her happier.

“The revolution is here,” she says.

Thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world. The courage to change the things we can, including breath, attitude and self-care, can change the world.

Brooke West Yoga Therapy and Meditation Studio

7730 Morro Road, Suite 207, Atascadero, CA

We are currently under construction and our calendar has been known to change as we settle. Please keep checking this website for more information or contact Brooke@brookewestyoga.com.

 

A Yoga THERAPY Studio: Pelvic Floor Health, Sanskrit Language Course; Reiki Training

There aren’t any other Yoga Therapy studios around. The Brooke West Yoga Studio is the only one I know of in this region. What are we doing there?yoga ireland hands

We have a line-up of some dream events at the studio:

The American Sanskrit Institute Weekend Sanskrit Intensive in August; Kirtan, Reiki Training and a Pranayama Workshop this weekend;

A Pelvic Floor Workshop August 8;

Two Sound Healings on the Fridays of the next full and new moons;

twice-weekly Restorative Yoga and meditation classes on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 5:45pm – 7:15pm.

This little studio isn’t like anything else I have seen anywhere. It’s casual and cozy. It’s calm and cool and shaded, like a room where we would go to nap or relax. It’s secluded, upstairs in a commercial office space under the canopy of trees. It’s intimate: everyone either knows one another or you can find us introducing ourselves to one another. We are frequently grieving and, also, often giggling. We are people coming to Yoga while trying not to panic, because we are nervous, anxious, depressed, uncomfortable, lonely. We are trying to live with or resolve chronic pain. We are recovering from the confusion of addiction. We are frequently wiping tears and consoling one another, reaching to one another in loving, caring ways. We are sometimes desperately shy. We are always really, really nice to one another. We come here to rest and to feel better.

Private Yoga Therapy clients change – it is unlike anything I have witnessed anywhere. I am watching people metamorphosize in front of my eyes. Women, mostly women, come in totally overwhelmed and leave class refreshed. Women come to private Yoga therapy terrified and leave triumphant. Women come in in tears, in pain, and leave mobile and free to enjoy themselves and their lives. It happens quickly. It happens because of friendship and care, by listening and being willing to show up and find compassion for oneself.

After everything that has happened this year (read my last blog), I kind of gave up having a vision and sort of let God take over. In doing so, the private Yoga therapy aspect of my work has really taken off. I don’t really have time to teach a lot of public classes, because I see clients all day, every day. I am very grateful to do what I do and to watch people change so dramatically.

This spring, for example: one lady quit her job and is so much happier. She came in because her blood pressure was out of control and she lived with panic. One woman had basically crippled herself from fear of hurting her already vulnerable spine. Now she’s cruising the fair and her kids and her co-workers notice the difference. Agoraphobics are coming out of the house. Headaches are relieved. Suicidal thoughts subside. Balance and strength are regained. Medications decrease or are stopped altogether. Happiness returns.

 

Please join us and be a part of the miraculous healing! UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Free YOGA THERAPY CONSULTATION

YOGA TEACHER MENTORSHIP for teachers interested in Yoga therapy!

 

Wednesday and Thursday 5:45 – 7pm RESTORATIVE GROUP CLASSES led by Brooke $15

Friday July 27 7pm KIRTAN! Singing reduces pain naturally. See the latest research here.  Includes a post-kirtan feast – bring a dish! $20

Saturday July 28 12pm – 4 REIKI ATTUNEMENT $150 Become a practitioner!

Sunday July 29 PRANAYAMA AND PEACE (contact acu_eddy@yahoo.com for more info)

Friday August 3 6:30pm FULL MOON GONG BATH SOUND HEALING $30

Saturday August 4 SOUL COLLAGE® ART, BROOKE’S BIRTHDAY,  STUDIO BLESSING $30

Wednesday August 8 6pm CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE PELVIC FLOOR WORKSHOP $25-35

Friday, August 10 CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND HEALING AND REIKI $30

Saturday August 18 and August 19 SANSKRIT WEEKEND INTENSIVE $235

Details to be announced. Email Brooke for more information and to reserve your spots. Space is limited. No previous experience required.

 

Blessings