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.   

 

Bodhi Tree Yoga turned 4 years old on December 2nd!  Thank you to our awesome students and talented instructors!  We are so grateful to have such an amazing community!  Here's to 4 great years and many more to come!


COULD HANNA SOMATICS BE THE MISSING LINK IN YOUR FITNESS PROGRAM?

Wednesday, December 13 at 11:00am     **Free introductory class**   
This is your last chance to try this class for free!  Please come and bring a friend. A six-week workshop on the "Myth of Aging" is in the planning stage for a possible launch in early 2018!

This gentle, slow-moving and relaxing movement program can help you naturally relieve chronic pain resulting from:
  • Stiff joints
  • Accidents/trauma
    Repetitive stress injuries
  • High-tension levels held throughout the body
You'll also learn how your brain maintains tension levels in your muscles based on your usage and past injuries. Once you learn how to reset those tension levels, your brain will operate you at a higher level of muscular coordination, as you reset core and other major muscles back to optimum levels. Sometimes we think we are weak, but often it's a situation where background tension is so high we need to bring a ballistic force to walking or movement to overcome that background tension.
 You'll learn some of the basics and receive a free handout with instructions on how to do most of the movements you will learn in class.
 

Your Somatic Teacher: Katherine Kerber, Certified Hanna Somatic Educator
I suffered debilitating back pain from scoliosis for more than a decade. Since my first Somatics session in 1999, “back attacks” are gone from my life. I even changed careers to share the benefits of Hanna Somatics. I taught Hanna Somatics at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for several years before moving back to the Midwest and settling in Holland. I’m also certified to do this work with horses


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


New Year's Day Yoga - Ignite your Body and Renew your Spirit!

Monday, January 1st - 10:00am-12:00pm
The beginning of the New Year is traditionally a time of reflection, resolve and renewal.  Let's make 2018 the best year yet by starting it with a 45 minute energetic all levels Flow followed by a well-earned 1 hr & 15 minute Restorative class!  What a perfect way to honor our bodies and make space for the year ahead!
$20.00    Space is limited - pre-registration required
Instructor - Ria Nieboer


High 5 Communications Resources 
Baby Sign Language Classes starting Monday, January 8th - click here for more details



Acupuncture Community Session - $5.00
Sunday, January 7th at 5:15pm
Sunday, January 21st at 5:15pm
Pre-registration is appreciated Call the studio at 616-392-7580 to sign up or sign up in the studio next time your in:)
Please arrive 15 minutes early if you haven't been to a session before

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


Restorative Qigong Series starts Tuesday, January 9th
Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:00am for 6 weeks
Age tested meditative movements that can help you find rest in stress, relief in joint discomfort and increase in balance, agility, and reach. Also, introducing "8 Treasures", an effective, economic 15 minute routine of 8 exercises a great augmentation to any wellness lifestyle.  Great for restoring body, mind and spirit. 
$70.00  - 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


Yoga Basics I for Beginners Series starts Tuesday, January 9th
Tuesdays from 7:15pm-8:15pm for 6 weeks
If you are brand new to yoga or want to reconnect with the basics, Yoga Basics I for Beginners is the perfect class for you and it’s always a great time to start! Come and enjoy a supportive and compassionate environment where everyone is a beginner.  We will explore basic postures (asana) to get you moving and breathing techniques (pranayama) to deepen your breath capacity. You will learn yogic terminology, discover meditation practices to quiet the chatter of your mind, release stress, and gain insight into the principles of yoga philosophy. Our intention in the Yoga Basics I for Beginners series is to help you develop a lifelong love for yoga. Each week we will explore a new dimension of the practice. Therapeutic alignment, details, and special needs will be addressed as you learn to use props that aid in the practice and modifications of new postures. Props are a great tool to help your body explore this ancient and transformative practice.  Your questions are encouraged and serve to help others in the class gain a deeper understanding. So please don’t be afraid to ask!
The supportive and compassionate environment of this series will provide you with the necessary foundation to develop a safe and rewarding yoga practice. Walk in a beginner and leave confident to explore the next phase of your practice!
What you need to know for your first class: Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move and stretch in, bring a no sweat  water bottle (optional) and yoga mat. Don't have a yoga mat? No problem, we have extra for you to use!  All other props will be provided for your use during class
$80.00 for series only  -  Space is limited - Pre-registration & pre-payment required
$115.00 for Yoga Basics I Package (6 weeks series plus One Month Unlimited Yoga to start after series is finished)
*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


Yoga for Men Series starts Thursday, January 11th

Thursdays from 7:15pm-8:15pm for 4 weeks
Amy G will guide you through a 4 week series designed just for men. This series will prepare men with the building blocks they'll need to enter a yoga class with confidence. We'll focus on the alignment of basic poses used in yoga classes as well as modifications and props that will benefit your practice. The series is designed to help you understand and grow your practice. We will create a comfortable space to practice, ask questions, and learn. All levels welcome!
$60.00  -  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


Yoga Basics II Series starts Saturday, January 13th
Saturdays from 10:30am-11:30am for 6 weeks
This series is designed for beginning yoga students who wish to continue to deepen their yoga practice.  This 6-week series will give you the opportunity to explore new practices, to revisit postures learned in Yoga Basics I and to take your practice to the next level. This class is perfect for those who have taken Yoga Basics I and want a slower-paced class, as well as anyone who wants to slow their practice way down to focus on the nuances of the poses.  Our instructors strive to create a safe and welcoming yoga community for all, and to demystify the practice of yoga.  Previous yoga experience is necessary for this series.
$80.00    -    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


Vision Board Workshop
Sunday, January 14th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Let's create visions of our next trip around the sun at the 2018 vision board workshop at Bodhi Tree Yoga! We'll do a short flow to move our energy and intention outward, then we'll create our boards, manifesting our intentions for 2018. We'll provide the poster board. Bring an open mind, some old magazines, and any beverages or snacks you would like to share.
$20.00  -  Space is limited  -  Pre-registration & pre-payment required
 Workshop will be led by Amy Galioto

Yoga for Kids Series starts Thursday, January 18th
Ages 3-7 years old
Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm for 4 weeks
Yoga is a great opportunity for children to become aware of the mind-body connection. The classes will be welcoming and encourage positive, healthy teacher-student and student to student relationships and overall connection. Classes will be nurturing, non-judgmental, within a safe environment. Children will be introduced to simple yoga poses and breathing techniques. Classes will utilize multiple learning styles including: verbal, logical, musical, bodily, interpersonal, intra personal and natural learning styles to meet each individuals needs and allow optimal learning. Children at this age love to role-play and be creative. Classes will encourage students to be who they are. Classes will empower students with appropriate praise and encouragement. Offer kindness, understanding and acceptance. We hope students leave with the understanding that yoga is a tool always available to them. Not just in the studio but also day-to-day. Yoga can help children and adults cope emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. Yoga has the ability to transform and enhance lives! Sign up online or call the studio at 616-392-7580
$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


Yoga Nidra Workshop
Sunday, January 21st from 1:30pm-3:00pm
 Yoga Nidra means “yogic sleep” or what we like to call a "Power Nap". It is deep relaxation with a slight trace of awareness. Its intention is to release tension in the body and mind as to feel more rested, energized, calm, and free of stress. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation where the student lies down and is completely receptive to instruction. This is a very powerful, transformative practice to release muscular, emotional and mental tensions. 1 hour of yoga nidra equates to 4 hours of sleep. Because of this, it is a profoundly more powerful way to gain rest and relaxation than sleep. A perfect practice for mid-day or before bed. Great for anyone needing a break from the stresses of life…which is to say, everyone! No yoga experience necessary. We encourage you to wear comfortable clothes and to bring anything else to make yourself comfy, yoga mats, blankets, pillows, bolsters, eye pillows, etc as you will be laying on the floor for an extended amount of time.
$20.00  -  Pre-registration & pre-payment required
Workshop will be led by Monika Krimendahl

Mindfulness & Meditation Class with Sherry Petro-Surdel
Sunday, January 28th from 3:00pm-3:45pm         
$10.00             Pre-registration required

January's 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.

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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