Events and workshops are among our favorite things at Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness. If you've been wondering what Reiki is, or want to take a class to further your learning on Chakras, or just want to explore other ways toward wellness, then our workshops are for you! Check back often to see what new offering we have for you! *Also note, Yoga room rental is available – please call for pricing.   

 


How to sign up for our Series, Workshops & Events
Go to our Bodhi Studio Store link on any page (you need to sign up for account if you haven't done so previously - it's free!), call the studio at 616-392-7580
or sign up in person at the studio or follow the sign up instructions for the workshop


Jessica Roberts, Physical Therapist
Jessica has lots of great weekly classes, seminars & workshops coming up in the New Year!
Click here for more details!


High 5 Communications Resources 
Baby Sign Language Classes starting Monday, January 15th - click here for more details



Yoga for Kids Series starts Thursday, February 22nd
Ages 7-11 years old
Thursdays from 5:00pm-5:45pm for 4 weeks
Yoga is a great opportunity for children to become aware of the mind-body connection. Classes will offer a variety of learning styles intended to suite each students individual learning needs. Children at this age are like sponges, and that is true, but each is a different kind of sponge. Research has found that kids (and adults) learn differently. Children absorb and process information through moving, seeing, listening, touching and even singing. ​This yoga class will cover each learning style which enhances the development of a child’s mind, body and spirit. No two children learn the same. Utilizing multiple learning styles allows children to understand the world more effectively. Ages 7-11 specifically show marked improvement as they practice. At this age children are sensitive to criticism so much of the class will be focused on encouraging and empowering each student individually.
Yoga classes will include:
• Learning yoga poses (asanas)
• Learning the benefits of each pose and why it is good for their physical body.
• Learn the difference between intrapersonal (communication with ourselves) and interpersonal (the self of community with others) and its benefits.
• Learn about how our brain communicates with our body. This will be demonstrated by practicing yoga movements and breathing techniques.
• Learn about our connection to the earth. By using poses that resembles animals and nature we can talk about our relationship to the environment.
• Learning to be aware of and appreciate sound and rhythm.
• Learning games that encourage cooperation and supporting one another.
• Learning through using yoga to enhance reading skills. We do yoga poses that follow along with a story.
• Learning to use positive messages such as affirmations which reinforce peacefulness, confidence and compassion.
• Learning about the benefits of mindfulness, concentration, focus, breathing and relaxation.
$50.00 -  Pre-registration & pre-payment required

*Sorry, no walk ins for this series, refunds or make up dates on classes missed* See series payment/refund policy on classes page under rates & packages


RESTART® Program with Amanda Chocko starts Wednesday, February 28th
Wednesdays from 11:00am-12:30pm for 5 weeks at Bodhi Tree Yoga   
  
    

The RESTART® Program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from sugar and processed foods. With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings. Discover how good you can feel!

 

  • Increased Energy, Decreased Anxiety, More Restful Sleep, Improved Digestion, Clarity and Focus

 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

 

WEEK 1

Get Ready! Learn how to prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for your successful REAL FOOD sugar detox.

 

WEEK 2

Healthy digestion is critical - how is yours? Find out how it’s designed to work and how to optimize your digestion to get the most out of your healthy diet.

 

WEEK 3

So what’s the big deal about sugar? Learn how your body responds to excess sugar and refined carbs, and learn how to get off of the sugar rollercoaster.

 

WEEK 4

Think fat makes you fat? We unveil the truth about dietary FATS and why healthy fats are essential to your diet. Learn which ones to enjoy, which ones to avoid and why.

 

WEEK 5

YOU DID IT! You can move forward with your success and keep feeling great! Learn how to integrate the tools and skills you’ve acquired through The RESTART® Program.

 

$150.00 per person includes RESTART cookbook, meal plan & materials 

Pre-registration & Pre Payment required

*Sorry, no walk ins for this series, refunds or make up dates on classes

missed* See our Events & Workshops page for full details



Got questions??  Email Amanda at amanda@stillgrooving.com 


You can learn more about Amanda here and for answers to frequently asked questions, visit:

www.therestartprogram.com/faqs-participants/

 

Qigong Intro Series starts March 5th
Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm for 4 weeks
Direct Connect to Stress Relief
Learn to cultivate:  Energy, harmony, balance,  fluidity, and stress release in this QiGong introductory course. This age old practice is great for all ages, especially those who make time to nourish. 
$40.00   -   Pre-registration & Pre-Payment Required
*Sorry, no walk ins for this series, refunds or make up dates on classes missed* See our Events & Workshops page for full details


Spring Belly Dancing Session starts Wednesday, March 7th
Spring is almost here and it's time to get your shimmies, hip bumps, and fancy footwork going! This 8 week belly dance session begins Wednesday, March 7th, 7:15-8:15pm at Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio, 208 W 18th St, in Holland's Washington Square, $80. We'll be learning a classic Egyptian style drum solo choreography this session.

 

Join us for a session and discover the fun! Please contact Rhonda at 616-886-8605 or rhonda@rhondastygstra.com for more information. Happy Shimmying!



Natural Living with Plant-Based Products: How to Ditch the Chemicals and Switch to Nature
Saturday, March 10th at 2:00pm at Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio
Headaches? Stomachaches? Irritable? This class focuses on bringing awareness to the harmful chemicals that are lurking in our everyday cleaning, personal care, and food products, and how those are affecting our immune systems and overall health and emotional wellness. You will go home with free resources that will help you identify if your daily products contain these harmful chemicals, and how to find an alternative. DIY recipes and giveaways to attendees!  Led by Margo Esquivel, Wellness Coach
$10.00 per person
Pre-registration Required - click here to register!


Healing Promise of Qi - 9 Phases of Qi Cultivation Workshop
Saturday, March 31st from 1-4pm at Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio
$30.00 per person 

This workshop is led by Marcia Schrotenboer, certified Qigong/TaiChi teacher is based upon Dr. Roger Jahnke's Healing Promise of Qi. You will learn the 9 Phases of Qi Cultivation, which unlocks the secrets of one of the most powerful of the Chinese healing arts, Qigong - a set of techniques used to increase your vitality and longevity, as well as to achieve and maintain optimal health and inner peace.
Pre-registration & Pre-Payment required - Sign up at westmiqigong.org
Questions?  Call Marcia at 616-335-0723 or email westmiqigong@gmail.com


Mindfulness & Meditation Class with Sherry Petro-Surdel

One Sunday a month from 3:00pm-3:45pm (see dates below)        
$10.00             Pre-registration required

Sunday, February 25th  *****THIS MONTH'S CLASS WILL START AT 2:30PM*****

Walking the labyrinth is a metaphor for life. We all come into the world one way and we all exit the world the same way. During our time between entrance and exit we often feel we are walking in circles, repeating our steps and crossing paths with many fellow walkers.  Join us for an indoor labyrinth meditation.

Sunday, March 25th
Topic coming soon!

Sunday, April 29th
Topic coming soon!



Sherry Petro-Surdel:   Sherry is a gifted Life Coach, Public Speaker, Psychotherapist, Meditation Teacher, Pastor and workshop presenter with over 20 years of experience inspiring and motivating individuals and groups to turn their dreams into reality. Sherry weaves wisdom from a multitude of sources (Psychology, World Religions, New Thought, and Universal Truths) into life lessons that are easy to apply. Sherry is inspiring, gentle, loving, and deeply spiritual in all her endeavors. Her unique, soft spoken but success motivated style has made her a sought after speaker and event presenter.Sherry completed her first book, A VOICE OF REASON. She also recently completed a meditation CD, THE SECRET PLACE which is a collection of guided meditations accompanied by Native American flute music. You can listen to each track individually or you can listen to the whole CD to accommodate the time you have devoted to meditation. The possibilities are endless as you personalize your meditation and mindfulness practices. This CD has been highly acclaimed by both experienced, and those beginning the practice of meditation.


Acupuncture Community Session - $5.00
Sunday, February 18th at 5:15pm*
Tuesday, February 27th at 7:15pm*
Sunday, March 11th at 5:15pm*
Sunday, March 18th at 5:15pm*
Sunday, March 25th at 5:15pm

*Pre-Registration Required - limited to 15 people per session
Deadline to sign up is 2 days before session
Call the studio at 616-392-7580 to sign up or sign up at the studio next time your in:)

Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification is a wellness protocol that involves five pins in each ear to help restore the mind, body, and spirit to balance.
According to more than 5,000 years of practice, history, and tradition, Chinese medicine holds that when the extensive and complete energy system that flows through the body along 12 main meridians flows freely, the body is in balance and healthy. But interruptions and blockages to this energy stream causes stagnation, illness, disease, discomfort, and mood disturbance. Simply stated, needles are inserted to get the energy flowing more freely and restore balance and wholeness to the body. Auricular acupuncture creates healing in the hormonal, nervous, muscular, and vascular systems.
The session offers education about the benefits of auricular acupuncture and a meditative experience while receiving acu-detox. Five, tiny and sterile acupuncture pins will be placed in each ear and left in place for 15-45 minutes. Acu-detox is considered a non-invasive procedure and is specifically designed for non-medical settings. The five points of insertion are:
Shenmen or Spirit Gate: Used for calming and relaxation. Helps to manage stress. Promotes concentration, attention, and focus.
Sympathetic Nervous System: Offers pain management. Used for relieving tension and promoting peace of mind. Soothes trauma responses and stress hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, etc. Calms the digestive system.
Kidney: Used to strengthen the body. Allows release of fear and increases access to the body’s wisdom. 
Liver: Used to detoxify the body and emotions. Helps to process unresolved grief. 
Lungs: Opens respiration. Facilitates the inhalation of pure air and emotions, while ridding the body of impurities and negative emotions


The Somatic Secrets to Improving Walking Series - New date TBD
 6 weeks
Do you ever feel like parts of your body are in a tug of war? Is it more difficult to stand up straight than it used to be? Or, while standing, do you feel yourself slightly bending forward or feeling generally unbalanced? When you're seated, is getting up out of the chair harder than it used to be? Do you feel constant tension in your hamstrings? Do your shoulders/neck feel like someone locked them up and threw away the key? All of this body tension decreases range of motion and can make walking feel like really heavy work, maybe even painful.
It doesn't have to be this way. Perhaps you never knew that all the accidents, injuries, surgeries, repetitive use and/or non-use of your body can create patterns of muscular tension across your whole system. Your brain runs these tension patterns like computer programs, over and over. If you've never learned how to naturally release muscle tension, chances are you've been fighting the tension without knowing it. Maybe it's time to begin the new year with a new you!
Over the six weeks, we will systematically release on all the major muscle groups of the body. Some of you will feel the inside of your body for the first time. Some of you will feel longer, larger and maybe even sense more space within, as you take this somatic journey. This series may offer you your first experience in becoming a self-sensing, self-correcting human being. Just think about the freedom and independence this can bring you at any age.
Each week's 1-hour class will focus on a specific area of the body:
- muscles of the back
- flexor muscles of the stomach
- side-bending waist muscles
- controlling trunk rotation muscles
- releasing hip joint and leg muscles
- deconstructing and renewing the primary movement patterns in walking
You will learn how to help yourself become self-healing when it comes to pain caused from muscular tension. For most people, you'll notice improved posture, easier breathing, and you may even regain height you may have lost due to tight muscles pulling you in toward your center. 
$100.00 -  Pre-registration & pre-payment required

*Sorry, no walk ins for this series, refunds or make up dates on classes missed* See series payment/refund policy on classes page under rates & packages

Your teacher, Kathy Kerber is a Novato Institute-certified Hanna Somatic Educator (since 2008) and has taught this series for many years with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the City of San Jose. She now lives in Holland and is the owner of Holland Somatics. Learn more at: http://www.HollandSomatics.com. You may also want to read Thomas Hanna's book, "Somatics" prior to taking the classes.

 

Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio is now a Silver&Fit participating fitness facility!  Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education.  Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans.  Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated.
If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information, please contact Melanie at 616-392-7580.  You may also visit Silver&Fit at www.silverandfit.com.  Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated
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