Upcoming

Healthy body, healthy mind

A comprehensive insight into true holistic health of mind, body and spirit.

Sundays, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2017   9:00am – 11:00am

  • Cost: Full Series: $135, Single sessions $30
  • Location: Island Soul Studio, 689 Airport Road, Friday Harbor, WA
  • Contact / Registration: admin@FridayHarborHolisticHealth.com or (360) 370-7059 / (206) 272-0609
  • All levels & Drop-ins welcom

 

  • Living life to the fullest:
Come and learn about the intricate relationship between breath, movement, nutrition and a sound immune system.
  • Consider your health as your most priceless asset:
A gem for health conscious people who wish to take charge of their health in a wise and economical way.
  • Crystallization of the best:
These simple, systematic guidelines have been devised from modern scientific research, the wisdom of ancient self-healing methods, and over two decades of professional expertise.
  • Clarity and simplicity:
You will learn invaluable, life saving information presented in a clear, digestible format. And how to apply this knowledge in your daily life.
*Each individual session will consist of a combination of yoga, movement + breathing practice and lecture.

 

 Week 1: Road map
What is health?
Belief system, sense of value
Philosophical understanding and practical navigation
Knowledge is power = personal choice
 
Week 2: Breath is life
Breathing: Science of breath and its health applications
How to breathe for optimal health or to heal and restore
How to breathe to be calm, centered, and clear minded
Breathing techniques: why and how
Spirituality in daily life
 
Week 3: Anatomy of an eloquent body
Movement: Tuning the body as a musical instrument
Joint mobility: language of cohesion
Brain health and sensory integration
Moving through life with ease and fluidity
Air, fire and water in relation to health
The health of our cellular, respiratory and immune systems
 
Week 4. Nutrition
Food as medicine
Healthy body, healthy mind
Dietary guideline to healthy complexion and digestion
5 Keys to nutritional intelligence
 
Week 5: Self-care = self-empowerment
Precaution is better than cure
Practical application: nourishment and protection
Individualized protocols based on your unique constitution
The healing rhythms of nature
 
Taught by:
Katerina Wen, RYT, M.Ed. Dipl. Hom., develops and teaches self-care courses to educators, hospice caregivers, yoga/movement teachers, and health providers. In addition to her 20 years of teaching, she shares personal wisdom from her own healing journey: the road to recovery from injuries and multiple health challenges. She provides guidance and expertise that empower people to be more self reliant in taking care of their health and wellbeing.

Courage

Courage

Self-care  made easy

A journey to self-reliance and optimal health 
Dates:October 16th & 18th, 23rd, 25th
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: Mullis Center, Friday Harbor

Registration: Island Rec. 

Don’t we feel happiest  when our bodies are flexible and our minds at ease? Did you know that prevention is far better (and cheaper) than cure? We tend to adapt to almost everything in life, good or bad, so we can easily become blocked, stuck or misaligned. Many people accept pain as part of life, and  many others are not even aware how their bodies may be in a perpetual state of discomfort.  Over time, such physical blockages can lead on to more serious issues and symptoms. Being in discomfort, or simply being stiff, reduce our ability to succeed in life: to perform to our very best potential.  

This series of seminars explain the intricate relationship between breath, movement. nutrition and a healthy immune system. 

The 10 step program has been designed to enhance the overall quality of your life. It makes self-care comprehensive, easy to follow, and deeply gratifying. Designed for self-motivated and health conscious people, it offers up a pathway to joyful living. You will gain flowing movement skills,  special breathing techniques and many other practical tools to optimize your faculties.

Taught by: Katerina Wen. M.Ed. Dipl. Hom. has been on a journey of self care in the natural way. With decade of teaching, she develops and teaches self-care courses to educators, hospice caregivers, yoga/movement teachers, and health providers. In addition to her 20 years of teaching, she shares personal wisdom from her own  healing journey: the road to recovery from injuries and health challenges. 

 

Master classes: Philosophy and practice

Circular learning and practical application

August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2017, Sundays 9:00am – 11:00am

Cost: Full Series: $100, Single session$30       Drop-in welcome

Consider your health as your most priceless asset. Designed for self-motivated individuals who would like to take charge of their health in the most sensible and economical ways. This series of seminars explains the intricate relationship between breath, movement, nutrition and a healthy immune system.

This program is to inspire people who wish to make wiser choices in life. Vibrant health is about living to the fullest. Don’t we feel happiest  when our bodies are flexible and our minds at ease? Did you know that prevention is far better (and more cost effective) than cure? This course challenges you to live up to your potentials and provides the wisdom and tools for you to thrive and be self-reliant.

The 10 step program has been designed to enhance the overall quality of your life. It makes self-care comprehensive, easy to follow, and deeply gratifying. A gem for health conscious people, it offers up a pathway to joyful living. You will gain a deeper understanding about your body and movement,  as well as special breathing techniques and many other practical tools to optimize your faculties.

Week 1:

  • Practice
  • Self Care
  • Road map: What is health?
  • Philosophical understanding and practical applications
  • Belief, value, reality check
  • Knowledge is power = personal choice

 

Week 2:

  • Breathing: Science of breath and its health applications
  • How to breath for optimal health or to heal and restore
  • How to breath to be calm, centered, and clear minded
  • Breathing techniques: why and how
  • Spirit vs day to day living

 

Week 3:

  • Movement & Sensory integration
  • Grounded body, fluid mind
  • Fluid body, grounded mind
  • The health of our cellular, respiratory and immune system
  • Joint mobility: the art of feelings
  • Individual practice

 

Week 4:

  • Precaution is better than cure
  • Air and water in relation to health
  • Practical application: 5 Keys
  • Personal choices vs global awareness
  • Vision and Empowerment
  • Sense of value / purpose

 

 

 

 

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The Cosmic Heart

 


Rediscover yourself through the
Yoga of integrity and dynamic spirals

Date: Saturday, March 4th, Sunday March 5th, 2017
Time: Saturday 11:00 – 3:30pm / Sunday 12:30 – 3:30pm

Location: Bainbridge Yoga House bainbridgeyogahouse.com

To register: 206-451-4796 / info@bainbridgeyogahouse.com

The world is undergoing tremendous change, and propelling us to adjust rapidly in ways we have never experienced before. How can we stay truthful, strong and centered in the midst of such turmoil and uncertainty? How can we be clear minded and pure hearted whilst also remaining completely fluid at the same time? What is the depth of your practice? Is your spiritual practice up to speed to meet the current tide of events?

In this weekend’s workshop, you will be challenged physically, energetically and mentally. Come to learn exciting new ways to practice. You will rediscover the beauty of dynamic movement and fluidity of nature within your own body. This is an exploration of your heart wisdom and inner light, that which will fortify your spirit and help you to navigate life with a clear perception and inner freedom.

Katerina Wen, M. Ed. RYT., Dipl.Hom

Katerina has been teaching for over two decades and has been featured on the cover of Yoga International Magazine. Katerina’s deep study of classical yogic philosophy impelled her to find a way to make contemporary yoga relevant to the modern world. Katerina’s teachings are steeped in contemplative awareness of nature and wonder at the universe and its forces of creation. Her work dictates a luminous aspiration that invites the students’ attention inwards upon what is mysterious and most important in life. Katerina’s signature style is represented by the artistry of her sequencing and by her ability to inspire students and teachers alike. With a unique ability to translate ancient wisdom and a rare mastery to reach people of all ages and abilities, Katerina has touched the hearts of many in a way few will ever forget.

2017 January special

Fluid Body, Grounded Mind – A 2 hour Sunday practice
Sundays, January  8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.  9:00 – 11:00am (@ Island Soul Studio)
Join us for an invigorating practice. Learn ways to cultivate strength of character, and to navigate skillfully through a rapidly turning world. These classes will tighten up your physical body, but more importantly, develop your mental faculties. They will help you calibrate outer and inner strength to engage on life’s journey with greater equipoise, and activation of your inner potential.

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Dates: Sundays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 – 11:30am
Location: Island Soul (formally XYZ Studio)
Cost: $45 single class or $160 for 4 sessions
Special discount for class card students: 3x
 
Cultivation of the heart is the very essence of yoga, and indeed of many other spiritual traditions. The heart is the true foundation of our mind, the very basis of our physical and emotional strength. When we develop our hearts, we enhance all aspects of our existence. We become self-determining beings, capable of navigating through life with purpose and inner freedom. Spiritual self-inquiry has long been Katerina’s principal path. It is the way she chooses to carry yoga beyond the merely physical, and back into the real world . Deliberate attention to what is most important cleans the heart, and allows it to see clearly, without prejudice, delusion or pretense.  Clarity of perception and understanding nourish the body no less than food does. This deep orientation towards a heart-brain synthesis has shaped Katerina’s exceptional style of teaching, and the associated self-healing it brings. If you are wondering where the source of her inspiration comes from, then this series if highly recommended.
 
Designed for people who would like to experience authentic yoga. This will be a wonderful gathering. You will be surrounded by like-minded people seeking authentic methods of self-development and inner freedom.
 
Practices and topics will include:
  • Body prayers (creative vinyasa)
  • Heart opening: How to listen and intuit from the heart
  • Self healing – principles and practices
  • Chakra mediation
  • Visualization 
  • Samyama: 3 keys to real yoga 
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) 

 

The Mystery of Water

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Taught by: Dr. Nicholas Corrin, OMD

Date: June 25, 2016

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Cost: $60

Registration: (360) 370-7059 or admin@FridayHarborHolisticHealth.com 

Location: XYZ Movement Arts,

689 Airport Center Road

Workshop includes: Lecture, Visual Imagery, Fluid Movement Practice

All about water: its role in nature, in health, in energy, in spiritual development

Water is central to all life. It is a mystery, a miracle. When it comes to health, nothing is more vital than the inner fluids of the human body. Our joints, our brains, our vital organs – indeed all our tissues – are fed and bathed by biological waterways. Blood nourishes us, lymph cleanses us. As we age, however, we tend to accumulate toxins which interfere with the functioning and free-flow of these pathways. This will result inevitably in illness, aging and premature death.

Leonardo Da Vinci compared springs, rivers and aquifers to the blood vessels of the human body. Clean, healthy blood is essential for human life just as clean, healthy water in our environment is essential for all life. Nothing is more interconnecting than water, and it is the level of health of the fluids within your body that will ultimately determine your quality of life, and even how long you will live.

Are you curious to learn how to prevent, or reverse, degenerative disease? One way is to study what cutting edge scientific research is now showing us about water and health. Interestingly, the vital importance of water has also been primary in traditional Chinese medicine. Did you know that your internal waters, and hence your overall life force, can be cleaned and upgraded through special Qigong exercises?

This workshop is a true inspirational experience in which you will learn to embody the mysterious intelligence of water through contemplation and flowing movements. You can learn how to bring that intelligence of water deep into your own body.

You will learn:

– the cosmic origins of water                               – the oscillation dynamics of water

– the hidden force within water                            – the adaptability of water

– the memory of water                                         – how water works within organs and cells

– how to move with fluidity and grace                  – how to revitalize organs and joints

– how water enhances your strength & spirit       – how to harness inner power

– how molecular hydrogen works to heal your body

– how water can be refreshed and cleansed within your body

 

Weekend Warrior       Take your practice to the next level!

In-depth practice with Katerina Wen

Every Sunday in June, 2016, 9:00 -11:00am

Sundays: June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2016

$25 drop-in, $20 pre-register  

Registration: admin@FridayHarborHolisticHealth.com or (360) 370-7059

Location: XYZ Movement Arts, 689 Airport Center Road

Calling out to serious practitioners, professional yoga teachers or any movement experts.

Come and learn the skill of tuning your body like a musician tuning a precious instrument. Movement is life, but there is a big difference between a basic physical workout and moving in harmony with your heart and soul. This series offers the gem-like experience that will enrich your life with strength, grace and beauty. There is more power and energy than you realize within physical body. This workshop will help you to tap into that power.

 

Yoga and Reality

In-depth study with Katerina Wen. This weekend of immersion is designed for teachers / practitioners who desire to lead a life filled with strength and clarity.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, May 21, 22, 2016

Time: Saturday 11am2pm, 4-6pm / Sunday 9:30am-12pm, 1-3:30pm

Location: Bainbridge Yoga House

Registration: 206-451-4796 or info@bainbridgeyogahouse.com

Do you love yoga? Of course you do. Yes, we all use yoga to keep our bodies youthful, trim and supple. But it can do far more than this: it can unleash our inner beauty as much as our outer beauty. However, on the very deepest level it’s a way to connect with all of nature, and with the very mystery of life.

So you see, if we choose to practice yoga internally, it can lead us to serenity, grace and wisdom. Yoga then becomes a journey of challenge, discovery and delight, a quest in pursuit of our deepest selves.

This workshop will present priceless information for whoever takes their yoga practice seriously. It will clearly explain the principles and philosophy of this ancient art. When you learn what is at the genuine heart of yoga, your body will automatically start to become younger, stronger, more flexible and more vibrant. The key lies in crucial information that leads to a deeper understanding. Otherwise, the gateway to progress is blocked. It is very rare that such an opportunity arises as this workshop.

Both days will consist of practice, lecture, pranayama, meditation, visualization techniques and energetic practices of Infinite Body™. Inspiring visuals will also be presented.

This weekend of immersion is designed for teachers / practitioners who desire to lead a life filled with strength and clarity.

Many of you have experienced the artistry of Katerina’s teaching style. Each presentation is uniquely crafted so no two workshops are ever the same. This artistic experience has been specially crafted for you!

Bainbridge Yoga House is truly a special place to teach. I’m sure you’ll be delighted to join us on this wondrous journey!

Saturday: What does it mean to practice yoga in everyday life?

11:00 – 2:00PM (predominately asana)

  • Entering the mystery
  • Essentials of a real Yoga practice ~ beyond flexibility and fitness
  • Spiritual alignment in asana practice
  • The cultivation of inner landscape

 

3:00 – 5:00pm

  • The Earthly self and the Cosmic self
  • Subtle energy and the richness of life
  • The secret essence of desire
  • Method of: purification, harmonization, transformation

 

Sunday: What is the most important thing in life?

9:30 – 12:00pm

  • Adventure, curiosity and the buried treasure
  • What is the value of my yoga practice?
  • What are my core values and how do I live with strength and clarity?
  • What distinguishes the surface personality from the true self?

 

1:00 – 3:30pm (some asana)

  • Inner journey: Navigating through different states of consciousness
  • What does it mean to speak your truth?
  • Purification of the spiritual fuel
  • Light of inner awareness
  • What is real healing?

 

Enter the Sacred Water:    journey of self-discovery and a quest for meaning

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Dates: Saturday & Sunday, February 20, 21, 2016

Time: Saturday 11:00am2:00pm, 3-5pm

Sunday 9:30am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:30pm

Location: Bainbridge Yoga House          

To Register: 206-451-4796 info@bainbridgeyogahouse.com

This weekend of immersion is designed for teachers / practitioners who are eager to dive deeper into the richness of life.

Both days will consist of practice, lecture, pranayama, meditation, visualization techniques and energetic practices of Infinite Body™. Inspiring audio and visuals will also be presented.

Day I: 11:00am – 2:00pm: (predominately asana)

  • Special full moon practice: light on the sacred self
  • The power of flux: cycles, moods and the moon
  • Fluidity, creativity and the inner compass

 

3:00 – 5:00pm

  • The wanderers: plankton and me
  • Ocean deeps: soul memory
  • Hope: a return to innocence

 

DayII: 9:30am – 12:00pm

  • Chakra: portals to harmonic integration
  • Spirituality in the modern age
  • Wisdom of the heart-mind

   

         1:00 – 3:30pm (some asana)

  • Samyama: fusion of spiritual fire
  • Awakening your warrior spirit
  • Love, courage and freedom
  • Heal yourself, heal the world

 

The workshop content has been divided up into units which inter-relate in a spiral way. To derive maximum benefit, participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for the entire workshop. However, since for some people it may only be possible to attend a part of this whole, rest assured that you will still receive a great and valuable learning experience! 

 

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with Katerina Wen

October 10th& 24th, 2015

9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: XYZ Movement Arts, Friday Harbor

$45 for a single class, $80 for both

Space limited, register asap

(360) 370-7059 or admin@FridayHarborHolisticHealth.com

This special event of kinesthestic art will leave you feeling energized, inspired and exuberant. Here is a great chance to learn extended dynamic sequencing inclusive of flowing, spiral forms.

This workshop will include a repertoire of artfully integrated poses, including several unique Infinite Body™ movements. We will also learn about the concepts of spatial integration and ritual factors in practice.

This workshop is designed for:

  • Anyone who is inspired and curious about the real “in-and-outs” of vinyasa.
  • Dedicated students who would like to learn more about the art and logic of sequencing.
  • Professional yoga or any movement teachers who would like to rise above their regular routine and be inspired to introduce complex creative sequencing in their classes.

 

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Infinite Body™ Joyful Joint System:  This program trains you how to teach therapeutic join mobility for all ages, especially seniors and persons with restricted range of motion.

Our past training experience has shown us that actual classroom experience and hands-on participation prove to be the most effective ways to learn and process the material. The upcoming program will include a two month internship + weekly lessons, on top of the two full-day immersion intensives. Our program also offers flexibility to each participant: you may arrange starting dates for internship.

If you have yet to observe this unique Joyful Joint method, please schedule a visit to one of our classes. We all gather in a circle and have the most delightful time! When the body feels free, we feel happy again. It is so simple. This fun and flowing mobility system will even be enjoyable for people who never exercised their entire life! Attendees range in age from 50 to 98. The class ends with a unanimous round of cheerful applause. Everyone leaves feeling exuberant and more at ease with their body.

Training requirements:

  • Two months* internship course studies

Every Tuesday 9:30am – 11:30am

*Flexible: each participant to arrange the starting dates starting October 2015

  • Weekend immersion:

Saturday, December 5 & Saturday, December 12, 9:00– 4:00pm

Registration or more info: (360) 370-7059 or admin@FridayHarborHolisticHealth.com

 

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Yoga and Sacred Balance

 Saturday & Sunday, November 7 & 8, 2015

Location & register: Bainbridge Yoga House

DAY I: 11:00 – 2:000pm
Inner Journey
In-depth practice and theory:
Purification and integration. Fusion and complementarity
Healing the body through breath awareness and inner focus
How to use asana practice to create inner landscape and liberate the spirit.

3:00 – 5:30pm Yoga and Spirituality
Yoga philosophy and spirituality:
What does yoga mean in the modern world, our relationship to nature
Self development and holistic integration
How to be a positive force for change by raising your personal vibration

DAY II: 11:00 – 4:00pm Special workshop for teachers and serious practitioners
The art and science of sequencing
The poetry and rhythm of sequencing
How to use nature as a guide
Different types of approach in sequencing

Teaching pedagogy and self-development
The artistry of teaching / How to improve one’s teaching skills and be an outstanding teacher
Swadhyaya The importance and self-study
Principles and benefits of self-care

To Teachers: Two of the fundamental elements of being an exceptional teacher are the ability to “swim like a fish” within your own creative instincts, and being able to tap into nature and the reservoir of your inner wisdom. This workshop is about learning several key things: how to express your heartfelt passion in a down-to-earth sort of way; how to deliver profound teaching from a place of simplicity: and how to individualize your own teaching style. It will not only strengthen your ability as a benevolent teacher but also fortify your development as a character. If you would like to be inspired and supported in becoming an outstanding teacher who shines among the many talents in the industry, you will find these pedagogies invaluable.

It would be wonderful to nurture a supportive forum with like-minded colleagues and practitioners, so kindly share this information. For studio owners, this is an opportunity for your teachers to take another giant step forward. Wouldn’t it be ideal if your studio(s) were represented by distinguished, impressive teachers?