Workshops, Classes & Events

Winter Solstice Celebration: Connecting to Self & Spirit

Friday, Dec. 15 - Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 
1440 Multiversity
Scotts Valley, CA (just north of Santa Cruz) 

Celebrate the changing seasons and the winter solstice with gentle yoga, deep relaxation, and joy. The solstice is a time to slow down, quiet your mind, reflect on the past year, and set your intentions for what lies ahead.

Yoga teacher and shamanic practitioner Martha Williams, MSW, and musician, kirtan artist, dance and yoga teacher Daphne Tse will help you deepen your connection to soul and spirit through movement, ritual, and ceremony.
Drawing on shamanic teachings about the meaning and gifts of the yuletide season, time for reflection will be balanced with song, dance, and celebration—mirroring the balance of light and dark embodied in the solstice.

You will:

Explore sound, song, mantra, movement and more through the five elements and seven chakras to balance your entire being.
Gather in ceremony to honor the past year and look ahead to creating the year of your dreams
Move mindfully with gentle yoga and relax deeply in yoga nidra.
No prior yoga or shamanic experience required. All levels are welcome. You will leave feeling grounded and inspired for the coming year.

For more info and to register:  Winter Solstice Celebration  or call 1-844-544-1440

Your Second Act: Exploring Lifestyle, Wellness & Work

Your Second Act Conference:  Exploring Lifestyle, Wellness & Work after 50 
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
8 am - 5 PM
UNE - Portland Campus

What comes next for you?

If you’re starting to think about how you will approach lifestyle, wellness and work in a way that fits your next life chapter, then Your Second Act Maine will be an inspiring forum for you!

Join us on Saturday October 14, 2017, at the UNE-Portland campus for a day of learning, conversation and reflection that will help you develop your next act.

I'm excited to be teaching a yoga class as part of the conference:  Yoga With A Twist: Stretch & Strengthen Into Healthy Aging

For more info and to register:  Your Second Act Maine

Fabulous Fall Gentle Yoga

Wednesday evenings
Sept. 13 - Nov. 29, 2017  (No class Sept. 27 or Nov. 22) 
First Congregational Church (corner of Cottage and Mitchell Roads), So. Portland
5:30 - 6:45 PM

Get back into the swing of things this fall with this gentle yoga class, geared towards all levels. Whether you're new to yoga, returning after a break, or because your chiropractor keeps suggesting it....this class may be just right for you.  Experience deep relaxation after you've moved mindfully and loosened tight hips, hamstrings and shoulders. You'll receive clear, gentle instruction on postures and stretches and receive healing energy at the end of class in savasana (relaxation pose). Class size tends to be small and the focus is on finding a yoga practice that works for you.  Mats and props provided.

$120 for all 10 sessions or $14 per class (drop-in).

Call Martha at 207-747-9223 or email if interested.

Gentle Yoga @ So. Portland Community Center

Monday & Wednesday mornings 
Sept. 6 - Dec. 13, 2017
SPCC,  21 Nelson Street 
9 -10:15 am

Start your day off right with a gentle yoga class: stretching, strengthening and working on improving your balance. Whether you're new to yoga, returning after taking a break or have been practicing for years, this class is for you. Join us and enjoy the many benefits that yoga offers: lower blood pressure, increased flexibility and  improved balance and focus to name a few.  You'll leave feeling peaceful and energized. 

Cost:  $12 per class/drop-in

For more information call 207-767-7650; www.sopoparksrec.com

Discounts offered to seniors and when purchasing a full session of classes.     www.sopoparksrec.com