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


COULD HANNA SOMATICS BE THE MISSING LINK IN YOUR FITNESS PROGRAM?
This gentle, slow-moving and relaxing movement program can help you relieve chronic pain and tension resulting from: 
  • Stiff joints
  • Physical traumas from accidents, etc.
  • Repetitive stress injuries
You'll learn how your brain maintains tension levels in your muscles based on your usage and past injuries and how you can change it!
Once you've reset muscular tension, your brain will operate you at a higher level of coordination in your whole body, even improving walking!  Sometimes we think we are weak, but often it's a situation where background tension is so high that we need to bring a ballistic force to walking or movement to overcome that background tension. 
 
Free yourself this Spring! Please join us in our weekly class, Tuesdays — 3:30-4:30PM beginning on April 3. Your body will be glad you did!
 
Kathy Kerber, owner of Holland Somatics and certified Hanna Somatic Educator since 2008, will lead the classes. 
 
Drop-in class, $20.  No previous experience required.


Healer Within:  Intro in to Qigong Workshop

Sunday, April 22nd from 11:00am-2:00pm at Bodhi Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio
$30.00 per person

Learn how to tap into your body’s own capacity to heal. 
​​During this workshop Marcia Schrotenboer of West Michigan Qigong, certified Qigong/TaiChi instructor, will teach you how to use traditional Chinese mind-body-spirit practices to release your body’s own medicine. These simple practices can help you access well-being and inner peace. You will go home having learned the four baskets of practice that is Qigong. This workshop is based on the teaching of Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD and the author of “The Healer Within.”
Pre-registration & Pre-Payment required - Sign up at westmiqigong.org
Questions?  Call Marcia at 616-335-0723 or email westmiqigong@gmail.com
*WHAT IS QIGONG? PRONOUNCED "CHEE KUNG" ~ QIGONG IS A GENTLE PRACTICE OF SLOW MOVEMENTS, SELF-APPLIED MASSAGE METHODS, BREATH WORK AND MEDITATION WHICH ENHANCES HEALTH.


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day of Peace ~ One World/One Breath  -  Free Event

Saturday, April 28             9:30 - 11:30 AM 
Splash Pad in Downtown Holland

Imagine coming together as a diverse community, sipping lovely beverages (Sacred Springs kombucha, Bodhi Tree Juice CoThe 205 Coffee Bar) listening to the beautiful world sounds of singing bowls and didgeridoo played by Geoff Lamden, joining together for a community Qigong practice (breath/gentle movement/meditation) by Marcia Schrotenboer of West Michigan Qigong - raising our collective vibrations in a time of peace and healing.
Adult fitness screens by Jessica Roberts, Doctor of Physical Therapy & massages by Ericka Mason of Body Restoration Spa.

Underwritten in part by Freedom Village at Holland and the above sponsors.  We are thrilled to be sponsor of this amazing event!!
For more information visit -  www.facebook.com/WorldTaiChiandQigongDayofPeaceHollandMI


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, April 29th - Last class till Fall!
Relaxing Sounds of Spring!! 
Sounds of nature, birds, critters, water, wind...
Come and explore the sounds of nature and the sounds of spring and learn about how those wonderful sounds can benefit meditation. The spring and summer are a wonderful time to take your meditation practice outside. Meditate inside by going outside


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.


Self Care Restorative Yoga Workshop with Joyce Borst - Class is Full!!!!!
Sunday, April 29th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
$25.00 per person
Are you ready for the perfect Self Care Restorative Yoga Workshop? 
Two hours of relaxation to drift you into a peaceful night's sleep and to start your week out from a more centered perspective.  Bringing in and incorporating all five senses.

Taste - samples of Green Healing Bodhi Tree Juice Co. cold press juices
Smell - Make your very own unique personal essential oil blend to use and to take with you
Hearing - Enjoy solfeggio healing vibrational music from Insight Timer
Touch - Healing touch Reiki for you highest good and healing
Sight - Practice Pratyahara, going inward calming down and just being
Aahhhh...

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required to reserve your spot - Space is limited*
*Sorry, no walk-ins for this workshop.


Acupuncture Community Session - $5.00
Sunday, April 22nd at 5:15pm*
Sunday, May 6th at 5:15pm*
Sunday, May 2oth 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


Weekly Tai Ji Class 
Wednesdays from 9:30am-10:30am
Tai Ji, a form of martial art, originates from ancient China. It is practiced throughout the world as an effective exercise for health. Tai Ji consists of fluid, gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. It can be practiced almost anywhere and is a suitable form of exercise for just about anyone.  The moving meditation of Tai Ji integrates mind and body and spirit. It can help build balance and coordination, improve mental acuity and strengthen the mind/body connection. According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Tai Ji helps improve metabolic rate, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen uptake, immune capacity, and fall prevention.  Tai Ji classes are movement oriented with a mix of body alignment/awareness, Qi Gong integrated breathing exercises, Tai Ji principles and Tai Ji forms.
Though we are happy to add new students at anytime, classes run in 7 week sessions. Each session costs $75. Drop in Rate is $15. Payment can be made directly to the instructor by check or cash at your first class.

Pam Landes been practicing Tai Ji for 20+ years. She has taught Tai Ji and Qi Gong for 5+ years and is certified as an instructor to Tai Ji for Arthritis. Pam’s classes blend the yin and yang of playfulness and discipline with a focus on freeing and directing the flow of chi.



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
Ages 7-11 years old
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

 

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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