Workshops & Special Events

Surviving Cancer Support Group: First Wednesday of every month 7:00-8:00pm

May 2018

Spring Community Cleanse
May 2nd-15th

It’s that time of year again, to refresh, renew and revitalize! The community cleanse utilizes the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in order to help detoxify the body and reboot

the digestive system, plus going through the process with a community of others makes it all that much easier to get through it successfully. It is not a time of starvation or deprivation, we eat 3 (or 4) meals each day and take specific herbs to assist the process of releasing toxins. It is designed to be a two week cleanse, but it can be customized to the length of time that you are able to commit to and dates can be flexible if need be.

What it includes: digestive herbal formula and body oil (specific to your needs), 4 cleansing and rejuvenativing herbal formulas, 7 days of the Ayurvedic cleansing food, a booklet of information on the step by step process and some recipes, weekly meetings and daily email support through the process.

Repeat Cleansers ~ $250
First Timers ~ $275
Register by April 11th and save $25
Additional items also available (additional herbs, tongue cleaner, dry body brush, etc.).

REGISTER ONLINE

Spring Celebration! 

Multi-course Raw Vegan Feast & Sound Bath
May 16th 6:30-8:30pm 

All are welcome to join us to celebrate the spring, possibly celebrating the completion of the spring cleanse, still doing it, or just want to get some fun new ideas of ways you can get creative with healthy foods and enjoy a delicious meal done by Kira Rogala, LMT.  After a short explanation and demonstration of some of the meal preparation, we will get to enjoy many courses of fabulous flavors. This will be followed by a sound bath of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls where you will experience deep relaxation of the full body vibration. 
Cost: $25 (Pre-registration required by May 14th)

REGISTER ONLINE

April 2018

April Awareness Wednesday
Spring Detox and the Basics of Ayurvedic Cleansing
April 11th 6:30-7:30pm

Join Callie Stolz, C.A.S., P.K.S., Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Panch Karma (cleansing) Specialist, at Santosha Wellness Center to learn more about why a spring cleanse is so important to our health and well-being. If you are interested in doing the Community Cleanse, it is important to come to this informational seminar to see if it is a good fit for you.  Also learn some of the basics of the ancient healing art of Ayurveda and how it pertains to cleansing and tuning into your individual needs during the cleansing process.

If you are unable to make the talk, you can also set up an individual meeting with Callie (for an additional charge).

 

Elizabeth ThorsonAdvanced Intuition Development with Elizabeth Thorson

Saturday, April 7th 10:30-4:00

Elizabeth Thorson, RN, Intuitive consultant, brings this highly experiential program to Big Sky. She is Certified by Caroline Myss, PhD, and the American Board of Medical Intuition as a Counseling Intuitive, with over 25 years in health care & Healing Arts.

This program is an opportunity to take this all to the next level. It will challenge participants to go further and open more fully to their own unique intuitive skills and gain validation to one’s own unique intuitive radar.

  • Impactive Intuition
  • Case Study Readings
  • Opening to Non Physical
  • Real World Application of Intuition

Save $25 on the Advanced course if you have signed up for or previously completed Elizabeth’s Initial Course, Opening to Your Intuition.

If you have any questions: email Elizabeth at insight@elizabeththorson.com, check out her website elizabeththorson.com or call Santosha at 993-2510.

Investment: $125 Click HERE to Register!

March 2018

Opening to Your Intuition with Elizabeth Thorson

March 31 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Elizabeth ThorsonElizabeth Thorson, RN , Intuitive consultant, brings this highly experiential program to Big Sky. She is Certified by Caroline Myss, PhD, and the American Board of Medical Intuition as a Counseling Intuitive, with over 25 years in health care & Healing Arts.

This program challenges participants to open more fully to their own unique intuitive skills and gain validation to one’s own unique intuitive radar.

Awakening your Intuition

Synchronicity – Being at the right place at the right time and recognizing our serendipitous events in life.
Meditation – Connecting to universal energy to strengthen the ability to listen to your intuition.
Energy Healing – Create energetic healing to address physical problems before they arise through the many forms of intuitive knowing.
Dowsing/Pendulums – Your intuition knows more than you are aware. Tools to help you practice trusting yourself.
Energy Fields/Color – Seeing/ feeling and understanding chakras and energy fields.

Intuition in Practice

Psychometry – Intuiting information from objects
Reading Energy – Intuitive knowing of people, objects, and living organisms from the past and present
Photo Reading – Reading energies through photographs
Intuition For Every Day – How can intuition help on our daily journey?
Channeling – Allowing the energy of the universe to work through us
Ethics – The importance of boundaries with intuition

Bring a friend and receive 20% off for one person, or 10% off for both people who enroll. If you have any questions: email Elizabeth at insight@elizabeththorson.com, check out her website elizabeththorson.com or call Santosha at 993-2510.

Investment: $100 Click HERE to Register!

Low Back Yoga Therapy Series with Steven Blair, DC, RYT

Mondays, February 26 – April 9 / 5:45-7:15pm

The Low Back Yoga Therapy Series is designed to help people that suffer chronic low back pain. It is appropriate for the absolute beginner with no yoga experience as well as the seasoned yoga practitioner that can get into poses deeply, can stretch effectively, yet continues to experience low back tightness and pain. The Low Back Yoga Therapy Series is based primarily on the Viniyoga tradition, infused with research and physical therapy protocols as well as some influence from the Iyengar and Hatha traditions.

This series was designed by Robin Rothenberg, a renowned Yoga Therapist, and has been used in two large randomized controlled trials (links to research) comparing yoga to physical therapy with positive results.

Steven Blair, DC, RYT offers yoga therapy workshops and series through Evolution of Balance, LLC; he provides chiropractic and yoga therapy services at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic in Bozeman, Montana and offers regular yoga classes at Spire Climbing Center and the YMCA. He earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from University of Western States, completed a RYT-200 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training through Soma Yoga Institute, and has taken the Low Back Yoga Therapy training with Robin Rothenberg, Essential Yoga Therapy. Additionally, he has many hours of continuing education with strong focuses on fascia, movement patterns, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and nutrition.

Register online at evolutionofbalance.com »

February 2018

A 7 Week Journey to a Greater Understanding and Expression of our Energetic Selves

Monday Evenings Jan. 8th-Feb.19th 6:30-8:30pm

Do you want great health and more vitality in 2018? We invite you to dive deep into exploring, balancing and healing your energetic body through your five senses. Using music, vibration, aromatherapy, breathwork, meditation, movement, color contemplation, and painting, Callie and Jackie will design the time and space for you to cleanse and balance your chakras–or energy fields.

You will tap into the essence of a different chakra each week; starting with the root in week one and culminating at the crown in week seven. By tuning into these different chakras, you will learn where your energy is blocked, deficient or in excess. This empowering self awareness allows you to have more balance and flow in your everyday life. While the first half of each session takes you on a personal inward journey, the second half invites you to openly express yourself with color on canvas.

Each session begins with a teaching and guided meditation on that session’s chakra and connects you with the essence of that energetic center. Gentle movement will get your body in the flow before you find your seat at your easel and tap into your creativity.

Space is limited for this transformative, fun and soulful experience. So go ahead make the commitment to raise your vibration and join us on this journey!

Investment: $375

Jackie Corcoran
As an art instructor and holistic health coach, Jackie Corcoran facilitates tuning into one’s own intuition and mindset in order to access greater self knowledge, inner peace, creativity, vitality and balance. Both her art students and health coaching clients attribute her positive and energetic charisma to their transformational experiences when working with her.

Callie Stolz, C.A.S.
As a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Holistic Health Practitioner, Callie enjoys empowering others to tap into their own personal power to heal and create transformation. Throughout her years of study, personal healing and practice guiding others, she has witnessed the power of our energetic bodies, and how the awareness and balancing of our chakras can deeply impact our lives, and ultimately allow us to live life more fully.

CLICK HERE to register (go to the workshops tab)

January 2018

A 7 Week Journey to a Greater Understanding and Expression of our Energetic Selves

Monday Evenings Jan. 8th-Feb.19th 6:30-8:30pm

Do you want great health and more vitality in 2018? We invite you to dive deep into exploring, balancing and healing your energetic body through your five senses. Using music, vibration, aromatherapy, breathwork, meditation, movement, color contemplation, and painting, Callie and Jackie will design the time and space for you to cleanse and balance your chakras–or energy fields.

You will tap into the essence of a different chakra each week; starting with the root in week one and culminating at the crown in week seven. By tuning into these different chakras, you will learn where your energy is blocked, deficient or in excess. This empowering self awareness allows you to have more balance and flow in your everyday life. While the first half of each session takes you on a personal inward journey, the second half invites you to openly express yourself with color on canvas.

Each session begins with a teaching and guided meditation on that session’s chakra and connects you with the essence of that energetic center. Gentle movement will get your body in the flow before you find your seat at your easel and tap into your creativity.

Space is limited for this transformative, fun and soulful experience. So go ahead make the commitment to raise your vibration and join us on this journey!

Investment: $375

Jackie Corcoran
As an art instructor and holistic health coach, Jackie Corcoran facilitates tuning into one’s own intuition and mindset in order to access greater self knowledge, inner peace, creativity, vitality and balance. Both her art students and health coaching clients attribute her positive and energetic charisma to their transformational experiences when working with her.

Callie Stolz, C.A.S.
As a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Holistic Health Practitioner, Callie enjoys empowering others to tap into their own personal power to heal and create transformation. Throughout her years of study, personal healing and practice guiding others, she has witnessed the power of our energetic bodies, and how the awareness and balancing of our chakras can deeply impact our lives, and ultimately allow us to live life more fully.

CLICK HERE to register (go to the workshops tab)

Awareness Wednesdays

Create a Vision Board with Casey Krohn / January 10th 6:30-8:00pm
Create a 2018 of your dreams by first creating your vision board. Once you get clear on what it is you want in 2018 you cut out words and pictures from magazines and glue them all on to a board that you can use to remind yourself to continue to stay the course. This is an incredible tool for manifesting the life of your dreams. So come give it a try, you just might get what your after.

Get Your Skin Ready for Winter
with Amy Woodger, L.E.  / January 24th 7:00-8:00pm

It’s our bodies largest organ – make sure it’s in shape for ski season!

The changing of seasons is brutal on our skin, and most of us who live here can relate. Experiencing an overall “tightening” and itching, particularly in our hands, feet, and on our faces, is common.  Add in wintry weather and an already dry climate and we have a recipe for red, dry, cracked and irritated skin. Let me show you how to avoid these unpleasantries that can leave lasting scars!  This is also a fantastic opportunity for your tween or teen to come learn about the importance of routine skin care.

  • Exfoliation: What kind is right for you & why it’s important
  • What the heck is a chemical peel? Hint: Has to do with the above
  • Moisturizing: learn about the latest innovative ingredients developing BIG results
  • Protection: Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Sample the latest in natural, broad spectrum sun protection.

Product Samples: Introducing Image Skin Care, Solar MD and Skin Script
20% Off for all Skin Care Services at Santosha, one per attendee.

2017 Archived Events

January 2017

Awareness Wednesday Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Wellness with Callie Stolz

January 25th, 6:30 to 7:30pm

Do you feel like you need to make a shift? To change something in your daily routine in order to feel more balanced and or just feel better in your body? Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., medical anthropologist and teacher of the healing practices of shamanism, says, “One spirit medicine opens the doors to the invisible matrix of wisdom where everything is intertwined, where every thought we have impacts every cell in our body and every molecule in the cosmos.” Dr. Marc Halpern, Ayurvedic teacher and practitioner, says, ” Where there is harmony there is health and where there is disharmony there is dis-ease. Ayurveda is the science of understanding how to bring one back to their individual state of harmony or balance.” Callie has seen a lot of overlap in these two different ancient healing modalities and is excited to share with you some of the gems she has stepped away with in her studies with both of these amazing teachers. Although the middle of the winter is sometimes not the best time to embark on a full cleanse or a detox. There are ways in which we can shift what we are eating and when we are eating it to shift our metabolism, as well as some specific foods and supplements to help to refresh us and help us simply feel better in our bodies.

All Awareness Wednesdays, are free and open to the public. Come, broaden your awareness!

February 2017

Couples Massage Class with KT Holley, L.M.T.

Saturday, February 11th 3:00-6:00pm

Friends, families, and anyone interested in learning the enviable skill of giving an excellent massage, is welcome. Likewise, this class is open to all ages and types of pairs (couples, family or friends). Be ready to give to your partner, as well as receive.

We will focus on the head, neck, shoulders, hands and feet.

Space is limited, 6 couples max
Investment: $100 per couple
Click here to register

Awareness Wednesday Healthy Hormones for All Ages and Stages with Dr. Carlye Luft

February 15th 6:30-7:30pm

It’s likely that you, or someone close to you, are struggling with one or more hormone related symptoms such as PMS, hot flashes, low libido, fatigue and brain fog. You may have already been to your medical doctor and been told that what you’re feeling is normal for your age and you left with a pill that probably made things worse. Perhaps you have been doing well for yourself but are curious as to what to expect hormonally as you age. Well, if that’s the case then this talk is for you! We will discuss the most common hormone related conditions people suffer from, their common causes, as well as simple but effective things you can do on your own to stay hormonally healthy!

As always Awareness Wednesdays are free and open to anyone, so come broaden your awareness!

Creative Writing Circle led by Liz McRae

Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00-7:30 p.m.

We all have a story to tell.

Everyone’s life is made up of a million small moments, memories and stories. Think about them – crazy Aunt Sally’s wedding toast, skinny-dipping in the ocean, riding a horse, meeting someone you love for the first time. This creativity circle will focus on writing down your stories in short 5-10 minute sessions and then sharing what you write. This practice is not about proving(or not) that you are the next Ernest Hemingway somehow misguided into being a ski bum here in Big Sky, MT. This practice is about revealing yourself to yourself and telling your stories to a community of people who are doing the same. It may feel scary to think about reading aloud your writing, but storytelling is something humans have done for thousands of years and, well, it feels good to express this part of ourselves. Don’t take yourself so seriously.

Liz McRae took a couple of amazing writing classes with a Bozeman-based writer, Molly May (you should too! www.mollycaromay.com), sold her business and is now interested in creating an outlet for storytelling here in Big Sky. Bring a journal you love and a pen that writes well and tell your stories. Dare to come!

Space is limited, so
REGISTER IN ADVANCE »

March 2017

Awareness Wednesday – Intuition: The What, The Where, The Why with Elizabeth Thorson

March 15th 6:30-7:30pm

Intuition- The What- The Where -The Why
How do you know you have intuition ?
How do intuitive “ hits “ show up?
How do I develop these skills ?

Come join Elizabeth Thorson, RN, Medical Intuitive, as she opens these doors to the world of intuitive development & answers these questions & more. Learn more about Elizabeth below.

Opening to Your Intuition with Elizabeth Thorson

March 18th 2-5pm & March 19th 9am-12pm

Elizabeth Thorson, RN, Intuitive Consultant & Medical Intuitive, brings this highly experiential opportunity to the Big Sky community. Elizabeth works intuitively in many areas and is passionate about assisting others to develop and most importantly to trust their intuition. This program is designed to allow students to see what their unique intuitive “radar” is and provide the opportunity for practice and validation. We will work with both sides of our brains and address the skeptic within each of us.

Elizabeth brings more than 25 years working in the intuitive worlds in various areas, from everyday life to the world of life and death in an ER setting. She is a frequent visitor to the Big Sky community and will be here for a month to play, teach and offer private consultations as well.

Everyone has intuition. Some are born hardwired, others just need their wires connected. Intuition is a skill, like driving or skiing & is not a gift that only a few have. Like any skill you have to practice. Come prepared to play and experiment. ALL skeptics are welcome.

If you have any questions: insight@elizabeththorson.com or call Santosha at 993-2510.

Investment: $50 per sesssion or $90 for both
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER ONLINE »

Benjamin Sears Weekend Yoga Workshop

Friday, March 31st 5:30-8:00pm
Movement Awareness

Focused, interactive, and fun, this class develops awareness of the spine and body in space. Precise movements are isolated and then integrated into a series of games that work flexibility, strength and coordination and make adults smile like kids.

Saturday, April 1st 9:00-11:30am
Hip Openers & Introduction to Arm Balances

There’s a better way to learn to than lots of jumping. Progress requires protocols and the joy of gravity surfing is the byproduct of skill. Let us investigate.

Sunday, April 2nd 10:00-12:30
Sustainable Back-bending

The long arc of nourishing intensity. An intelligent back-bend practice prepares, executes and unwinds in way that delivers the enriching buzz of opening the front to the future without waking up the
next day still stuck in the past.

Benjamin Sears is the Founder of LUXYOGA, a world-renowned retreat center in the South of France, and an internationally recognized yoga teacher and mentor. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in yoga with a unique teacher who brings humor and understanding to the practice! You can read more about Benjamin and LUXYOGA at www.benjaminsears.yoga and www.luxyoga.com

Watch this video about Benjamin’s personal journey in yoga:
https://www.facebook.com/benjaminsearsyoga/videos/221796371581205/

Benjamin was recently featured by Yoga Journal! http://www.yogajournal.com/slideshow/daily-practice-challenge-foundation-strengthening-hip-openers-twists/

Register by clicking here
Investment:
Each Class $45 Whole Weekend: $120 Early bird until March 17th: $110

April 2017

Awareness Wednesday – Spring Detox & the Basics of Ayurvedic Cleansing

April 12th 6:30-7:30pm

Join Callie Stolz, C.A.S., P.K.S., Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Panch Karma (cleansing) Specialist, at Santosha Wellness Center to learn more about why a spring cleanse is so important to our health and well-being. If you are interested in doing the Community Cleanse, it is important to come to this informational seminar to see if it is a good fit for you. Also learn some of the basics of the ancient healing art of Ayurveda and how it pertains to cleansing and tuning into your individual needs during the cleansing process. If you are unable to make the talk, you can also set up an individual meeting with Callie (for an additional charge).

May 2017

Spring Community Cleanse May 10th-23rd

It’s that time of year again, to refresh, renew and revitalize! The community cleanse utilizes the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in order to help detoxify the body and reboot the digestive system, plus going through the process with a community of others makes it all that much easier to get through it successfully. It is not a time of starvation or deprivation, we eat 3 (or 4) meals each day and take specific herbs to assist the process of releasing toxins. It is designed to be a two week cleanse, but it can be customized to the length of time that you are able to commit to and dates can be flexible if need be.

What it includes: digestive herbal formula and body oil (specific to your needs), 4 cleansing and rejuvenativing herbal formulas, 7 days of the Ayurvedic cleansing food, a booklet of information on the step by step process and some recipes, weekly meetings and daily email support through the process.

Repeat Cleansers ~ $250 1st Timers ~ $275 Register by Apr. 14th and Save $25 Additional items also available (additional herbs, tongue cleaner, dry body brush, etc.). Click here to register.

Awareness Wednesday – Relationship Empowerment: Developing a greater capacity for open communication and renewed connection in relationships with Elaine Maronick

May 17th 7:00-8:00pm

Difficulties are predictable in intimate relationships. Come explore the ways common human pitfalls and patterns are wired in our brains and how they naturally create roadblocks in our relationships.

The discussion is designed to give you a comfortable place to explore and discover pathways through these common challenges.

Join Elaine Maronick for an evening of insightful conversation that will educate, motivate and inform you about relationships that can transform your life. Also, please join us in welcoming Elaine to Santosha as she will begin offering individual, couples and family therapy on a part time basis. To learn more about Elaine and the services she is offering, visit her website at http://talk2elaine.com/.

Foam Rolling and Fascia Release Workshop with Meg Lattanzio Sunday, May 21st 2:00-4:30pm

Do you want to move better? Recover faster? Perform better and have less pain? Self-Myofascial Release is an extraordinary tool to help you achieve these results. Using foam rollers, lacrosse/tennis balls and gentle warm up poses, Meg guides you through the basics of deep tissue release. The benefits are astounding: increases blood flow, improves muscular range of motion, reduces muscle soreness, maintains normal functional muscular length and encourages movement of your lymph. Wear comfortable clothing and drink plenty of water prior. This workshop is suitable for anyone and everyone!

After attending Bikram Yoga training in 2001, Meg opened one of Montana’s first hot yoga studios. Since being director and owner, she has traveled extensively to Australia, Hawaiian Islands and the east coast as a guest teacher where she has facilitated in house teacher training seminars and led workshops. Meg has had the privilege to study and practice with Diane Ducharme, Craig Villani, Esak Garcia and Mary Jarvis. With classic hot yoga as her foundation, Meg is also very much inspired by Eric Schiffmann, Dharma Mittra and Tony Sanchez. When not teaching hot yoga, her class tends to be a fusion of all her teacher’s golden nuggets where she teaches with integrity, intention and intuition. Recently, Meg has been fired up about fascia release techniques. After 17 years of practicing yoga, Meg now almost always includes these techniques along side her personal time on the mat. When not guiding a class, she is spending time with family and scheming ways to return to the sun, sand and salt.

Investment: $45 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

June 2017

108 Sun Salutations to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Tuesday, June 20th at 9:00 am in the Town Center

This will be a collaborative effort between Yoga Stone and Santosha this year bringing together our entire yoga community. It will be held in Town Center Park near or on the stage. A yoga tradition is to do 108 sun salutations (Surya Namaskar A) to pay respects and surrender to the cycles of the universe, as we mark the end a season and the beginning of new phase at the Summer Solstice. As well as being an incredible mental and physical detox, celebrating this change together is a memorable experience that will leave your yoga practice changed. These salutations will enable you to appreciate your inner fire (agni), elevate your mental and physical capacity, and expand your own self expectations. As we move strongly and fluidly together, we will build and believe in our inner brilliance, while creating a favorable condition for meditation. Whether this number has any significance to you, or you just want a new mental and physical challenge, come and join us for a collective celebration of summer, yoga and our community. You will leave feeling strong, confident and liberated with a fresh summer glow. The event is free and open to everyone, with the option of a donation towards the BSCO (Big Sky Community Organization). We will start at 9am and go until we are finished- approximately an hour and a half.

July 2017

Community Yoga for a Cause Mondays (July through Labor Day) 11:00-Noon

This will be a donation based all levels yoga class with all proceeds going to an ALS organization called Team Gleason. Classes will be held in Town Center (stage or lawn depending upon the weather and whether people would like sun or shade). If it is cold or stormy class will be held at Santosha.

Over the past few summers we have offered community yoga classes on the lawn for a different benefit for something in our community each month. When I was thinking about what organization would make sense to support this summer, it seemed obvious that it would be best to support the Robin family anyway we could through our practice. Mark and Jackie have always been such great supporters of Santosha, coming to class regularly over the years as well as providing their team at the Moose with classes at Santosha ever since we opened our doors. In this way and so many other ways the Robins have been such an awesome part of our community. It has been really beautiful to see so much support and an outpouring of love towards Mark and Jackie and their family in their time of need. I am excited and honored to teach this weekly donation based class to give back to a cause they are behind. Team Gleason focuses on technical support for People with ALS (PALS) and their families. The Robin family along with many other families suffering from ALS have been supported through this great grassroots organization. So after speaking with them about the different organizations that helps to create awareness around this disease and support people through the process, it seemed like the natural choice.

These classes will begin July 3rd and go through September 4th. Hope to see you on the lawn!

The Yoga of Sound

Saturday, July 8th 9:00-11:00 am
Nada Yoga 101.

What is nada yoga and how can it help deepen any daily practice?

We will explore the subtleties of sound by starting with a listening meditation that then takes us on a journey through a toning exercise where we are able to feel the energy move through our body. This practice will help you establish a joyful home practice of chanting and singing as we experience the true connection between sound and creation.

Wednesday, July 19th 7:00-9:00 pm
Mantra Yoga

How do I use mantra as meditation? What if I already know a lot about mantras?

For those with an extensive mantra practice or those brand new to chanting, this workshop will teach you the precise resonance and pronunciation of the sanskrit letters to further deepen or begin a dedicated mantra yoga practice. Joanna will guide you through several different mantras that will help support you in transforming all areas of of your life, including mantras for abundance, relationships, health and changing the old, negative mental chatter. Change your mind, change your life! (Bring if a mala if you have one, if not, there will be beautiful malas from India for sale)

Saturday, July 29th 9:00-11:00 am
Sanskrit as the body of sound. Mantra Paru?a and the Chakras

Did you know that the 50 sanskrit characters correlate to the 50 petals of the chakras?

Come and learn that not only do the sounds of sanskrit reflect the chakras, but also represent the primary energies of creation, the 50 marma points in the body and more!

Explore this language of creation by learning the 5 mouth placements that will help you pronounce any sanskrit word in the future. Diving further into the study and practice of sanskrit will help you deepen your experience with mantra and yoga!

Investment: $20 per class or $50 for the series of 3

Joanna has been traveling and teaching yoga since 2003. First starting her yoga career here in Bozeman at Beyond Boundaries, she has since moved and help establish yoga communities on Kaua’i, Hawai’i and Bologna, Italy. Joanna has traveled to China and India to study and deepen her own personal practice of qi gong and yoga so that she can continue to expand her offerings for her students. Most recently, Joanna took part in the very first yoga teacher training based entirely on the transformational power of sound (including Sanskrit, mantra, Indian classical vocal meditation, and non-violent communication for everyday life). She is coming here to Montana to share her passion for this fundamental yoga practice that opens up the inner doorway to true and lasting freedom and bliss. Using the power of our own voice to access these inherent energies of the Universe, we will explore the creative language of sanskrit together and practice mantra yoga together to help establish a daily practice that can truly help transform your life on many levels.

August 2017

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Beginner’s Workshop and Gong Savasana with Jessica Kerr Saturday, August 12th 9:00-noon

During this 3-hr workshop we’ll experience the science and technology of Kundalini Yoga – a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation, the combination of which activates the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands the lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream. Both safe and effective, it brings balance to the body, mind and soul, and can be practiced by almost anyone, regardless of age, fitness, occupation and experience. It is the ideal form of yoga for people who want both an immediate feel good effect and also the long term benefits of enjoying a relaxed and uplifted consciousness. Regular practice can greatly reduce the time to spiritual awakening.

This introductory course is suitable for ALL Levels and will offer a foundation in Yoga & Meditation, which can become the launching point for wonderful transformation and a deeper practice.

Our meditations and yoga will include techniques that build the electromagnetic field and strength the pranic and radiant bodies. When these aspects of ourselves are strong, it gives us the depth of body to receive and surrounds us with a magnetism that attracts opportunities through a heart-centered space.

I’ll have mantra and meditation sheets available and will explain the techniques at the beginner level. Some techniques I’ll share with you take as little as 3 minutes, but done consistently can bring great healing, vitality, prosperity and happiness.

30 min. Gong Relaxation meditation to close the workshop.

“It is you and you alone who can invest in your own tomorrow so that you can be healthy, happy, and holy.” Yogi Bhajan

KUNDALINI YOGA WILL ALSO HELP YOU TO:
– Feel happier, healthier, be more productive, more creative, and more relaxed!
– Transform your life and relationships, and feel more fulfilled and satisfied!
– Boost your energy levels and enjoy greater levels of physical wellbeing!
– Become more intuitive and able to attract new opportunities! Embark on a new journey of self-discovery!

Investment: $40

For questions contact Jessica Kerr at: 406.581.5386
To Register CLICK HERE

“The Power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right into your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and knowing the truth.” –Yogi Bhajan

Whitewater Wellness Adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River August 21st-27th

A once in a lifetime adventure that will begin with a rare opportunity to view the total Solar Eclipse on August 21st. The trip will begin by flying in to the river corridor on an exclusive charter flight to stay at the luxurious Middle Fork Lodge. At the Middle Fork Lodge guests will be treated to one evening, on-river accommodations where you will have a front row seat to witness this rare and amazing solar event. The on-river trip will begin on August 22nd and include 5-nights of on-river camping and adventure centered on an inspirational wellness program. This Adventure Yoga Retreat will be a unique opportunity to enjoy the supreme beauty of wilderness around us while tuning in to the beauty within us. Our days will be spent floating through crystal clear whitewater, enjoying healthy organic meals, as well as opening our hearts and our minds through the practice of yoga and the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Join us for an amazing week of rafting enhanced with sunrise meditations, yoga, massage and wilderness hikes.

Aside from having an awesome adventure in the wilderness, this is also a time to connect to the pure essence within yourself and incorporate new routines and rituals that will continue to guide you down the path of optimal health and well-being well beyond this inspiring week. Discover, Grow, Learn and Integrate!

Your week will include:

  • Flight in to the Middle Fork Lodge – departing from Salmon, Idaho on Aug 21.
  • One-night stay at the Middle Fork Lodge Click here to check it out!
  • All inclusive wilderness guide service and luxury camping experience
  • Fishing and hiking
  • Healthy Organic Meals and Snacks
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Immersion In Nature
  • River side Massage
  • Leisure and River Time
  • Time for Reflection & Journaling
  • This trip will have the chance to be in direct path of Solar eclipse on the first night of the trip. Check it out!

Investment: $3,500 per person
For more details about the trip and the team that will be leading this amazing adventure CLICK HERE
Learn more about Boundary Expeditions »

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Contact Callie at callie@santoshabigsky.com with any questions.

September 2017

Are you ready for a shift? The Ins and Outs of Cleansing September 13th 6:30-7:30pm

Join Callie Stolz, C.A.S., P.K.S., at Santosha Wellness Center to learn more about why a doing a cleanse as the season changes is so important to our health and how it can help us to reboot our digestive system and refresh our body, mind and soul. Learn some of the basics of the ancient healing art of Ayurveda and how it pertains to cleansing and tuning into our individual needs during the cleansing process. If you are interested in doing The Cleanse (and you haven’t done it before), it would best to make it to this seminar.

Special Yoga and Foam Rolling Class for Deep Relief With Meg Lattanzio 3 Saturdays this month September 16th, 23rd and 30th 9-10:15am

Come join us for this 3 part series where yoga sequences, foam rolling and ball work are all used in a unique combination to create the ultimate deep release! You will learn effective techniques for self myofascial release and complimentary yoga poses to enhance and integrate the work. Come hydrated and wear comfortable clothing. All levels of experience welcome! Class packages apply.

October 2017

Fall Community Cleanse October 4th-17th

It’s that time of year again! The seasons are starting to change and it’s almost time to assist our bodies in making those changes and setting ourselves up for a healthy winter season. The community cleanse is a systematic two week process that utilizes the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in order to help detoxify the body and reboot the digestive system. Going through the process with a community of others also makes it all that much easier to get through it successfully. It is not a time of starvation or deprivation, we eat three (or four) meals each day and take specific herbs to assist the process of releasing toxins. It is designed to be a two week cleanse, but it can be customized to the length of time that you are able to commit to. And if these dates don’t work for you, talk with Callie about other options. You do not have to be present to participate, you can participate from a distance.

Callie Stolz, C.A.S., P.K.S., Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma (cleansing) Specialist, will be leading this two week community cleanse. There will also be yoga detox classes offered in combination with The Cleanse in order to assist in the process.

What it includes: A brief Ayurvedic assessment, 5 herbal formulas, 7 days of the Ayurvedic cleansing food, a booklet of information on the step by step process of the Fall Cleanse with some recipes, weekly meetings and daily email support through the process.

Early Bird Price through Sept. 15th ~ Repeat Cleansers $225; First Timers $250

After September 15th ~ Repeat Cleansers $250; First Timers $275 
Additional items also available (herbs, a tongue cleaner, dry body brush, etc.)

November 2017

Home Remedies for a Healthy Winter Season with Carlye Luft NMD

Sunday, November 12th 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Help yourself and your loved ones thrive this winter season by learning how to create and apply go-to home remedies for colds and flu season.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Basic Principles of Hydrotherapy and Application
  • Herbal applications for symptoms of colds and flu
  • How to make Immune Syrups, Lozenges, and Elixirs
  • Principles of the immune system, how colds and flu work, fever, and why you might get colds more than someone else

Space is limited to 12 participants and pre-registration is required.
Investment: $55

*Everyone will go home with recipes, step by step instructions, and medicines we create in the workshop.

December 2017

Santosha Winter Kick-off Party!

Sunday, December 3rd 5:00-8:00pm

Please join us for our winter kick off and holiday celebration! We will have some hors d’oeuvres, drinks (for kids and adults), a raffle for a 1 Year Transformational Membership and a Winter Season Pass. We will also be having a Trunk Show with some local vendors to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping.  Come check it out, bring your family and friends, all are welcome!

2016 Archived Events

January 2016

Finding Your North Star with Britt Ide, January 20, 7:00 to 8:00pm

BritExcited about the new year and to really be you? To take the path you were meant to follow? To live your life more authentically? Come join us as we do some fun written activities from Martha Beck’s book Finding Your North Star (marthabeck.com) to help you step out of our everyday chaos and find (or remind ourselves) who we are and what we want. We’ll take some time to find what is holding us back and do some map-making towards our stars. No matter what stage you are at in your North Star journey, please join us. Please bring a pen, a journal and a sense of humor.

If you can’t come but are interested in your North Star journey, please let us know. We are considering a half-day workshop on this topic in the next few months.

Britt Ide is happy to be a new resident of Big Sky. She is an engineer and lawyer who is grateful to Martha Beck’s insight. It inspired Britt to leave an unsatisfying corporate job over five years ago to create her own business to follow her North Star. Her consulting business focuses on energy policy, collaboration and innovation (and she’s having a lot of fun).

All Awareness Wednesdays, are free and open to the public. Come, broaden your awareness!

Women’s Soul in Business Group – Art Party with Jackie Rainford Corcoran

Wednesday, January 6 from 6:30-9:00pm

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Create art with your “word of the year” for 2016 for your business and life. This powerful and fun session will be lead by Jackie Rainford Corcoran.

We’ll be creating art reflecting our “word of the year,” that will help guide our actions in our businesses and our lives in the new year. This is a powerful exercise that you won’t want to miss! Any woman is welcome. Please register at www.iloveartparties.com. Social from 6:30-7:00 and the artistic part will begin at 7:00.

The group is facilitated by Carissa Hill. Please contact her with any questions: (406) 570-1415, or email carissa@santoshabigsky.com.

February 2016

Deepak Chopra’s Course on Chakras

Saturday, February 6th 11-1pm

unnamedConsciousness transforms into matter in our bodies located at our 7 chakras. Chakras are part of the subtle body and control the transformation of subtle energies from higher dimensions into physical energy. There are many Chakras, located at the junction points of the energy channels (nadis) of the subtle body.The 7 Chakras located along the spine are considered to be the most important. Chakra means “wheel”, they constantly spin the world into existence. When the Chakras are blocked or clouded, transformation is blocked, creating disharmony and suffering in our life. When the Chakras are clear and “awakened” the mind and body become balanced and we gain full access to higher realms of existence.

During this class, we will explore:

– What causes blocks in each Chakra?
– How to open/enliven each Chakra to live a happier, more balanced life
– Exercises to open each Chakra through movement and sound toning
– Soothing Guided Visualization meditation

Investment $40

Awareness Wednesday – The Foundation of Yoga, Samkhya Philosophy and the Creation of the Universe with Kishan Shah

February 17th, 7-8:30pm

The ancient Vedic Rishis illustrated a comprehensive painting that defined the creation of the universe. The process of its manifestation from emptiness to the current state of the universe is called Samkhya. Let’s take a dip in the ocean of Samkhya philosophy. We’ll see how it intersects with our understanding of the practice of yoga, and beautifully illustrates the Ayurvedic (holistic medicine) practitioner’s approach to diet and herbalism.

Yoga Workshop with Kishan Shah, February 19 – 21

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Friday: 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 4:00-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00-11:30am

(Scroll down to see full schedule.)

Kishan Shah is a healer practicing Ayurvedic Holistic Medicine, Lecturer, Teacher of Yoga Meditation and Kalarippayat Martial Arts based in Los Angeles. He has trained extensively in India from the Himalayas with Swami Govindananda, in Mysore with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to Kerala with Lino Miele. His primary influences on the method of practice are within the lineages of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaj and through his living teachers Vaidya Parla Jayagopal and Gurukkal C.M. Sherif. Kishan has been trained and heavily influenced by Shiva Rea and assisted her internationally for six years.

Kishan leads workshops, trainings and retreats worldwide. He is a faculty member of the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, India and has presented his teachings at Zambhala festival in Goa, Pranafest, Beloved, Bali Spirit festival, Envision, Uplift festival, Mountain High festival, Tadasana, Lucidity, Lightning in a Bottle and Burning Man.

Born to an Indian father and an American mother, Kishan blends both ancient Eastern and modern Western scientific, cultural and philosophical ideas of spiritual evolution into his practice. Drink from the cup of the ancient masters with a 21st century kick.

FRIDAY
The Detox Practice | Purification Through Tapasya

Lets celebrate our bodies! Join us in this powerful detoxification practice where we will utilize Ayurveda, Pranayama, Kriya, and Marma acupressure to purify our minds and bodies and ignite our natural healing abilities.

Class will begin with drinking a specifically designed Ayurvedic detox tea and then covering our bodies in an Ayurvedic medicinal oil. From there we will launch into a Detox Raja Vinyasa Flow asana practice that has been sequenced to build heat and detoxify the internal organs and tissues while integrating Marma Points (acupressure points). It is a fun and challenging practice guaranteed to light you up!

•••You MUST bring a Yoga Mat Towel to completely cover your mat for practice, no towel no practice. eQua, YogaToes or similar. Also, we will be massaging Ayurvedic oils onto our whole body so shorts and a small top are best, but whatever you are comfortable wearing is fine as well.

Investment: $45

SATURDAY
Raja Vinyasa | Patanjali Yoga Sutras in Theory & Practice

“For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits near them, waiting.” ~Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. In this Raja Vinyasa Yoga workshop we will explore the application of the Yoga Sutras. The Sutras were written to assist us in unveiling our blissful core from the layers of conditioning and confusion. They are a detailed pathway to the scientific method of Yoga as it pertains to transcendence and embodied enlightenment. Kishan will discuss the essentials of this path and lead you through a practice in light of it’s profound teachings. The Sutra’s gift to us is to awaken our awareness to the infinite presence that we are.

Investment: $40

SUNDAY
Sankalpa Sadhana | A Call To Awakening

Sankalpa means intention or resolve. The purpose of this practice is to identify a personal Sankalpa and through breath awareness and focus, we will hold the Sankalpa thru the entire class, guiding it deep into our consciousness. We will use our practice to awaken from our conditioned experience and habitual patterns to align with our true nature and essence of being. This class is a powerful opportunity to clarify our purpose so we may move forward with ease and grace. Please bring writing material with you. Intentional Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Meditation.

Investment: $45

Investment for full weekend with early bird (by February 9th):$110 After February 9th: $130

March 2016

Awareness Wednesday – Foundations of Mind-Body Nutrition with Heather McDonnell

March 16th 7-8:00pm

“What we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters.” – Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Heather McDonnell

Who are YOU as an eater? Do you fear food? Think dietary fat will make you fat? Do you eat in a hurry, while stressed out, distracted, or with erratic timing? Did you know that the same switch in the brain that turns on the stress response – the sympathetic nervous system – turns off digestion, assimilation and slows down thermic efficiency? The same switch in the brain that turns on the relaxation response – the parasympathetic nervous system – turns on full healthy digestive and calorie burning power. You could eat the healthiest food in the universe, but if it’s eaten in any degree of stress, you have literally decreased the nutritional value of your meal. I n this talk, I will introduce to you the fundamentals of Mind Body Nutrition. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. Le arn how to slow down, optimize meal timing, cultivate awareness in your eating experience, leave the table feeling satisfied and nourished, and in turn allow your body to calorie burn, digest and assimilate nutrients optimally.

As always, Awareness Wednesdays are free and open to anyone, so come on in and expand your awareness!

The Quickening with Dr. Suzan Rossi

March 4-6

This has been moved to another location, please contact Dr. Andrea Wick with any questions at 406-641-0932.

Please join us for a life changing event!

Dr. Rossi is a doctor of chiropractic who has been practicing for more than 33 years. She resides in Marietta, GA where she practices and travels all around the world as a teacher of the healing arts. Dr. Rossi has expertise in the Mayan healing arts, sacred geometry, light language and divine intervention.

The Quickening is a unique form of Sacred Healing which empowers the user to transform the concepts, belief systems and patterns that limit the quality of their life from a soul level. The premise is that this system has the spiritual technology to enduringly change our belief systems previously coded in the soul’s memory during all incarnations. Thus transforming beliefs and redirecting our creative life force energy to consciously create a lifetime change to a more loving, joyous, empowering, healthy and prosperous reality. The process makes it possible for the individual to be squeaky clean inside their own heads and fields. This unique methodology provides access to guidance and healing energies, while at the same time helping integrate body, mind, emotions, ego, soul and spirit to manifest their true nature as Divine Human Beings.

April 2016

Awareness Wednesday – Spring Detox and the Basics of Ayurvedic Cleansing

April 13th 7:00-8:00pm

Join Callie Stolz, C.A.S., P.K.S., Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Panch Karma (cleansing) Specialist, to learn more about why a spring cleanse is so important to your health and how it can help you reboot your digestive system and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. If you are interested in doing the Community Cleanse, it is important to come to this informational seminar to see if it is a good fit for you. Also learn some of the basics of the ancient healing art of Ayurveda and how it pertains to cleansing and tuning into your individual needs during the cleansing process.

May 2016

Spring Community Cleanse

May 4th-17th

It’s that time of year again, to refresh, renew and revitalize! The community cleanse utilizes the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in order to help detoxify the body and reboot the digestive system, plus going through the process with a community of others makes it all that much easier to get through it successfully. It is not a time of starvation or deprivation, we eat 3 (or 4) meals each day and take specific herbs to assist the process of releasing toxins. It is designed to be a two week cleanse, but it can be customized to the length of time that you are able to commit to and dates can be flexible if need be.

What it includes: digestive herbal formula and body oil (specific to your needs), 4 cleansing and rejuvenativing herbal formulas, 7 days of the Ayurvedic cleansing food, a booklet of information on the step by step process and recipes, 3 meetings and daily email support through the process.

Repeat Cleansers ~ $225 1st Timers ~ $250 Register by Apr. 15th and Save $25 Additional items also available (additional herbs, tongue cleaner, dry body brush, etc.).

To register click here and go to workshops.

June 2016

Whitewater Wellness Adventure

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This Adventure Yoga and Meditation Retreat will be a unique opportunity to enjoy the supreme beauty of wilderness around us while tuning into the beauty within us. On one of the most sought after rivers in the world, our days will be spent floating through the Salmon River’s crystal clear whitewater, enjoying healthy Ayurvedic meals, as well as opening our hearts and minds through the practice of yoga and ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Join us for an amazing week of rafting enhanced with sunrise meditations, yoga, massage, wilderness hikes, and mind opening talks around the campfire.

  • Your week will include:
  • Healthy organic meals and snacks
  • Transformative workshops
  • Outdoor yoga & meditation
  • Immersion in nature
  • Leisure & river time
  • Stillness & silence
  • Time for reflection & journaling

Cost: 6-Day Trip – $3,450 per person inclusive
Includes US Forest Service Access fees, transportation from Stanley, Id to the Boundary Creek Launch site & transportation from the river take out to Salmon, ID

Register at: justin@boundaryexpeditions.com

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August 2016

Community Yoga Class on the Lawn in Town Center

Mondays 11:00-noon

This is a donation based all levels yoga class taught by a variety of teachers from Santosha held in Town Center Park on or near the stage depending upon what seems best with the weather (and if it is stormy or cold at Santosha). Each month proceeds will go back into the community, to a different cause each month. Hope to see you on the lawn!

June proceeds will go to “Om Collection”
The Om Collection is a fund Hannah Johansen started to raise funds to help a village in Nepal rebuild their community. All proceeds will be taken back to Nepal with Hannah to help to rebuild their school.

July proceeds will go to Thrive
Thrive is a non profit organization that believes all children have the opportunity to be successful. With 5 different focus programs; Girls for a Change, Partnership Project, Parent Place, Parent Liaison, and Child Advancement this organization is positively changing the Gallatin Valley one family at a time.

August proceeds will go to Eagle Mount in the name of Harbor
We are honored this month to dedicate this practice to the memory of such a special little angel who is so loved and missed by so many, and to send funds on to Eagle Mount in his name. This is a donation based all levels yoga class held in Town Center Park on or near the stage depending upon what seems best with the weather.

September 2016

Awareness Wednesday – Are you ready for a shift? The Ins and Outs of Cleansing

September 21st 7:00-8:00pm

Join Callie Stolz, C.A.S., P.K.S., at Santosha Wellness Center to learn more about why doing a cleanse as the seasons change is so important to our health and how it can help us to reboot our digestive system, shift our patterns, and refresh our body, mind and soul. Learn some of the basics of the ancient healing art of Ayurveda and how it pertains to cleansing and tuning into our individual needs during the cleansing process. If you are interested in doing The Cleanse (and you haven’t done it before), it would best to make it to this seminar. As always, Awareness Wednesdays are free and open to anyone. If this time doesn’t work for you, but you would like to meet with Callie to learn more about The Cleanse, please contact Callie to set up an appointment.

Master Class & Workshop with Becky Eschenroeder

Strength to Surrender with Becky Eschenroeder

Friday, September 23rd 6:00-7:30pm

Finding your “edge” in yoga requires listening to not only your body, but also to your heart and your mind; trusting that inner guide that comes from within. Mindfully toeing the lines of our “limits” is what makes us stronger. Learn how to invite challenges into your life and turn them into opportunities though the use of your own instincts, knowledge, and ability to trust and surrender.
Join Becky and Margo on a journey of discovering your “inner guide” that leads you to that internal place of purity and trust that is always there no matter what life may look like on the “outside.” We will touch on the importance of needing to let go in order for transformation to occur and on finding courage to do so. It takes strength to let go and trust, and we will work towards that as we explore the meaning behind the Niyama, Ishvara Pranidhana.
This journey inward will include a combination of an intense physical practice with thought provoking information,meditation, and long savasana that will allow the students to realize and connect with the importance of working as hard as they can but knowing when it is okay to stop, let go, and know it is okay to surrender (that it is even necessary sometimes).
Please dress comfortably and bring a mat, a journal and a pen. It’s also best to avoid eating a heavy meal 60 minutes prior to this workshop.
Investment: Early Bird~ $20 after 9/16~ $25
To register go to our Class Schedule page and Sign up!

Wildly Free to Be with Becky Eschenroeder

Sunday, September 25th 2:00-5:00pm

As we navigate into the 3rd and 4th Chakra (power center and heart), we will incorporate the idea of trusting and letting go (Ishvara Pranidhana). This exploration includes discussion, journaling, asana practice and an in depth look into the core of your being…working from the inside out.
Prepare to embark on this journey as you join Becky for three hours of exploring the philosophy behind Manipura, the third of the five Chakras; Anahata, the fourth of the five Chakras; and Ishvarah Pranidhana, the fifth of the five Niyamas. Navigate towards that sense of freedom that exists within (no matter what life may have to offer) as we partake in journaling and discussion and flow though a Vinyasa practice and some visualization as well.
Please dress comfortably and bring a mat, a journal and a pen. It’s also best to avoid eating a heavy meal 60 minutes prior to this workshop.
Investment: Early Bird~ $45 after 9/16~ $55
To register go to our Class Schedule page and Sign up!

October 2016

Fall Community Cleanse

October 5th-18th

It’s that time of year again! The seasons are starting to change and it’s almost time to assist our bodies in making those changes and setting ourselves up for a healthy winter season. The community cleanse is a systematic two week process that utilizes the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in order to help detoxify the body and reboot the digestive system. Going through the process with a community of others also makes it all that much easier to get through it successfully. It is not a time of starvation or deprivation, we eat three (or four) meals each day and take specific herbs to assist the process of releasing toxins. It is designed to be a two week cleanse, but it can be customized to the length of time that you are able to commit to. And if these dates don’t work for you, talk with Callie about other options. You do not have to be present to participate, you can participate from a distance.

Callie Stolz, C.A.S., P.K.S., Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma (cleansing) Specialist, will be leading this two week community cleanse. There will also be yoga detox classes offered in combination with The Cleanse in order to assist in the process.

What it includes: A brief Ayurvedic assessment, 5 herbal formulas, 7 days of the Ayurvedic cleansing food, a booklet of information on the step by step process of the Fall Cleanse with some recipes, weekly meetings and daily email support through the process.

Early Bird Price through Sept. 21st ~ Repeat Cleansers $210; First Timers $235

After September 21st ~ Repeat Cleansers $235; First Timers $260
Additional items also available (herbs, a tongue cleaner, dry body brush, etc.)

To Register Click here or go to October 5th on our Class Schedule page and sign up!

Relationships, Love and You! with Dr. Amy McLaughlin

Saturday, October 15th at 10:30am, $15

Are you wanting more when it comes to love?

* Maybe you aren’t in a relationship and you want to be in one.
* Maybe you are in a relationship and you want your connection to improve.
* Maybe you are ready to deepen your relationship with yourself.

How does all of this relate to your own, personal, unique relationship and connection with Spirit?

Release blocks keeping you from deeper love. Expand and mature into your capacity for love. Receive Healings and Teachings that clear the path to discover more of your essence. For questions contact Dr. Amy at amy@sacredconnectionjourneys.com. For more information and to register, contact Santosha Wellness Center at 406-993-2510 or sign-up online by going to our class schedule page, drop in rate of $15, sorry packages do not apply.

Awareness Wednesday – Reclaim Your Health: The Power of the Mind to Heal the Body with Angela Marie Patnode

October 19th from 7pm to 8:15pm

Angela Marie Patnode, Transformational Coach and Spiritual Teacher, will share how she recovered from a 2 year undiagnosed virus, EMF (electromagnetic) sensitivity, and chronic hip and back pain. She followed the route of western medicine and meditation, but found out there’s a very specific reason these things happened and that it’s possible to go to the root of what’s creating the symptoms instead of chasing the symptoms.

What Angela learned can heal such conditions as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Chemical, Food and Mold Sensitivities, Lyme Disease, Electric Hypersensitivity Syndrome, Anxiety, PTSD, Inflammatory Conditions and more.

The chemicals you can create just by what you think, feel and how you behave, are 100 times stronger than any pharmaceutical you can take. Everything you need to heal is already in your body!

As always awareness Wednesdays and free and open to the public, please come, expand your awareness!

November 2016

Awareness Wednesday – Glow from Within: Nutrition for Your Skin & Brain with Megan Ulrichs, MSHN

November 16th, 6:30-7:30pm

megan-ulrichsAs the days grow shorter and we spend more time inside or bundled up while outdoors, its a good time to feast on nourishing foods that protect the skin and mind from the winter doldrums! Come learn how to find your inner glow and avoid the winter blues through food with Megan Ulrichs, Holistic Nutrition Specialist at Spring Integrative Health in Bozeman. Megan will educate us on how to nutritionally protect our skin and minds during our cold and dry winter months. After all, we aren’t ones to hunker down too long with the lure of surrounding snow capped mountains to play on!

As always awareness Wednesdays and free and open to the public, please come, expand your awareness!

Alchemy of Alignment with Anna Ourusoff

Sunday November 20th 10:00am-12:30pm and 2-4:30pm

We will shift into new ways of stepping into aligning with our essential nature, trusting the zone of not knowing, which is where Magic actually happens. Using Universal principles of alignment, we gain the skill to trust with courage a new way of being aligned with ourselves, life, and each other. butterfly-and-ripples

Although the day is a mini retreat designed with two classes that fit together, you are welcome to come to either session. The morning will set the ground work for creating a context for the rest of our time together. Without a carefully crafted context, content can feel like it miss
es meaning and depth, and transformation or alchemy can be just short of happening. What is often referred to as the art of “setting an intention” is the alchemist’s preparation of the magical shift that is imminent, and as close to us as our next breath.

Are you ready to let go and open to the magic?

Each session will have meditation, pranayama (breathing), and mostly asana that practices being willing to undergo deep transformation, and step out in a new human experience.

Investment: Individual sessions are $45 or $80 for both- Click here to Register and go to the workshops tab.

Anna has been teaching yoga for thirty years and is an Anusara certified instructor. She loves to share her passion for exploring and experiencing the truth of who we are through the practice of yoga which puts us in touch with being the musicians of our own body instruments.

Special In Gratitude Thanksgiving Day Class

yoga-for-gratitude-300x300Happy Thanksgiving! Come start this day of gratitude with us this morning with an invigorating practice to start your day off right- whether you need a warm up for your Turkey Trot, to get your legs ready for the mountain or just want to fire up your appetite for the feast this afternoon. This will be a class open to all levels and in gratitude to you (so no charge). If you would like to bring a donation towards the Food Bank please feel free, but not required.

December 2016

Let Go to Let Live with Becky Eschenroeder

Saturday, December 3rd 4:00-7:00pm

Finding your “edge” in yoga requires listening to not only your body, but also to your heart and your mind; trusting that inner guide that comes from within. Mindfully toeing the lines of our “limits” is what makes us stronger. Learn how to invite challenges into your life and turn them into opportunities though the use of your own instincts, knowledge, and ability to trust and surrender.

Join Becky on a journey of discovering your “inner guide” that leads you to that internal place of purity and trust that is always there no matter what life may look like on the “outside.” We will touch on the importance of needing to let go in order for transformation to occur and on finding courage to do so. It takes strength to let go and trust, and we will work towards that as we explore the meaning behind the Niyama, Ishvara Pranidhana.

This journey inward will include a combination of an intense physical practice with thought provoking information, journaling, discussion, meditation, and long savasana that will allow the students to realize and connect with the importance of working as hard as they can but knowing when it is okay to stop, let go, and know it is okay to surrender (that it is even necessary sometimes).

Please dress comfortably and bring a mat, a journal and a pen. It’s also best to avoid eating a heavy meal 60 minutes prior to this workshop

Most teachers know the asana and the message behind yoga. Becky Eschenroeder lives it. When you practice with Becky, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Becky’s credentials, ERYT200/RYT500/RCYT, highlight her teaching capabilities. Beloved by her hometown in Richmond, VA, Becky has transformed countless lives through her teaching. Expanding beyond the river-city streets, she is on the road to share her gift with you and your community. Take advantage of this unique chance to practice with Becky Eschenroeder and observe how her presence continues to impact your life even when her mat is gone.

$45 Early bird until November 26th/$55 after November 26th CLICK HERE to register and go to the workshops tab

WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA!

Sunday, December 4th 5:00-8:00pm

Please join us for our winter kick off and holiday celebration! We will have some hors d’oeuvres, drinks (for kids and adults), plus a drawing for a few gifts you could receive. We will also be having a Trunk Show with a variety of local vendors to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping. Come check it out, bring your family and friends, all are welcome!

Why Practice Kundalini Yoga? with Adriane Sperry

December 21st 6:30-7:30

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Starting right now, you can change your life. You can be bountiful, beautiful, and blissful. In fact you already are. You just have to experience it!
Take the next step on your personal journey of yoga and self-discovery. Let Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness help deliver you to your excellence.
Join Adriane Sperry, certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, to learn a bit about what Kundalini Yoga is all about. She will discuss what you can expect in her Radiant Body Yoga class she is offering at Santosha this winter, as well as explain some of the purpose and process of the practice. She will also guide you through a short experience to give you a taste of what it’s all about, no yoga specific clothes required. What a beautiful way to usher in the shortest day of the year, by tuning in to the light within us.

As always Awareness Wednesdays are free and open to anyone. So come on in and expand your awareness!