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Grounded Body, Fluid Mind Fluid Body, Grounded Mind ®

 

Class schedule & Descriptions

Please note that all of our classes and private consulting are now offered online though Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. Please contact us to be on our email list or to sign up. 

“My purpose in life is to help others grow, heal and restore. My teaching method focuses on following nature, and on nurturing the entire body. Above all, it involves remembering where we come from. This remembering is equivalent to being “awake”. Being awake occurs when we are truly one with our bodies, and also one with our soul purpose. The true goals of yoga are health, happiness and generosity of spirit. Such goals are certainly within our reach if we strive to stay awake. Each of us is a child of this mysterious universe. We all share the journey of life together, and we can  each tap into universal  energy and healing so long as we awaken to our true origins. My approach is very simple and clear: be loving and patient. In this way I have been able to help so many people of all types, regardless of age, infirmity or other limitation. My way is the way of the heart.  It is the way of listening, of taking joy in the presence of all the living beings that surround us.” ~ Katerina Wen®

 

Master classes

Upgrade your practice: expected to be challenged, expand your breath and uplift your spirit! Master level classes, 25 years of professional expertise. 

Monday 9:30 – 10:30am – Core Strength

Monday 5:30 – 6:30pm: Stretch & Restore*

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30pm: In-depth practice

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30am: All levels

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30pm: Stretch & Restore

Thursday 5:30 – 7:00pm: In-depth practice 

Sunday 9:30 – 10:45am: In-depth practice 

*Stretch & Restore: Calm and gentle, suitable for beginner or people who need to unwind and let go. A fluid practice focusing on self-care movement protocols to enhance your we’ll-being. You will learn fun ways to recalibrate and harmonize your body and mind. This special class offers up to date scientific knowledge that explains the foundation of our practice. A perfect way to nourish and recharge in body and mind!  Ideal for people with no yoga or movement experience

Fee: 

Drop-in: $14.00

Multi-pack: 10 classes for $100.00 (good for one month)

One month unlimited: $125.00

We accept check or PayPal: http://www.fridayharborholistichealth.com/purchase/

*Your health and over all well being is important to us!  If you are experiencing financial difficulties during this pandemic period we are offering a sliding fee scale. Please reach out to us. Kindly remember that your health is always foremost essential.

 

Gentle and Destress 

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:20am 

Thursday 9:30 – 10:20am

Fee: $45 a month / To register: Island Rec (http://www.islandrec.org), (360) 378-4953

Great for beginners & people 55+. No experience necessary.

Have you ever wondered how yoga can help you feel more at ease in your body and mind? This class provides nourishment from the inside out. You will gain knowledge to take care of your health in the most economical way. It is a gentle, joyful way to upkeep your youthfulness. You will learn how to tend to your body in a special way, and how to work with injuries and sensitivities. With regular participation, you will embody routines that regenerate the suppleness of your muscles and joints. And once you have begun to practice consistently, you will have enhanced stamina, improved blood circulation, and better brain function. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Katerina’s style is humorous and compassionate. She provides guidance and expertise that empower people to be more self reliant in taking care of their health and wellbeing.

Classes move at a slower pace with opportunities to focus on breathing exercises, alignment, and simple spiral sequences.  This class is ideal for anyone new to yoga. At the same time, experienced students can enjoy these classes as health preservation and stay mobile!

 

Balance & Stretch 

Friday 11:00 – 11:45am

Fee: $24 for June, $29 for July / To register: Island Rec (http://www.islandrec.org), (360) 378-4953

Great for beginners & people 50+. No experience necessary.

Balance is important for people of all ages. It tones the legs, strengthen your feet, ankle and knees. It is also one of the natural way to firm up the core and your gluteus muscles. Balance is known as the best practice for fall prevention, and it is also a wonder practice for your brain and cardio health. When balance is done in an integral way, it stimulates our brain neurons and sensory organs that are responsible for the longevity of our memory and cognitive functions. A smart balance can help to harmonize your mood and upgrade your mental alertness.

Stretching keeps you body health, increases the blood flow of your muscles, it is a great stress relief and can calm your mind. In this special series, Katerina will teach you how to enhance your overall performance in your body and mind, and cultivate a sense of equilibrium and confidence.

 

Chair Yoga  (Mulllis Senior Center Zoom class)

Ideal for seniors or people with special needs

Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 – 1:45pm 

To register: info@FridayHarborHolisticHealth.com.com or info@mulliscenter.org or call: (360) 378-2677 

A special class designed to enhance the overall quality of your life. It is deeply gratifying to be able to move and breath better again.
 

This class delivers a wholesome system of gentle exercises very beneficial for seniors, or anyone who might be facing restricted range of movement (whether it is disability, injury or illness). The principles of this system are based upon the fluid motions to found everywhere in nature; thus the body will assimilate these movements in a very joyful, organic way. 

The exercise are safe and restorative, accompany with rhymes, fun sequences. We will learn how to move our body with greater awareness and ease. It will help you to regain range of motion and confidence, a better posture and overall well-being.  Everything is simple, easy to learn, combined with breathing techniques which support the health of our heart and respiratory system, and promote relaxation and calming of the mind. We will also learn yoga for the face,  a fun way to enhance your complexion and facial expression. Exercise that calibrates the brain and dexterity. Eye exercises that will benefit your vision.  

Each movement can very easily be to modified for individual needs. The class provides a way to sustain longevity and retain healthy faculties (both physical and mental). It is a great way to to stay active and fit for longer, even well into advanced age. This practice inspires people to express the life inside their body, these simple movements can fortify people to cope better with the challenges of aging, disabilities, and retain serenity and joy.

Join us for a delightful time! When the body feels free, we feel happy again. It is so simple. This fun class will even be enjoyable for people who never exercised their entire life! 

Taught by Katerina Wen, M.Ed., RYT, Dipl.Hom, a sweet-temper teacher with over 25 years of teaching expertise. She has been working extensive with children and people with special needs since 1999, and seniors since 2010.  With a fondness and a rare gift to touch seniors and people with disabilities, she conducts educational seminar for professional teachers and healthcare providers nationally, and is well loved by the island senior community. 

 

Private Consultant

  • Personalized protocols tailored to individual needs:

    25 years of professional teaching : from high performance to specialized yoga therapy for dancers, athletes, people with disability, or other special health challenges

  • Global on-line video conference session available
  • Personal training for professional teachers: A deeper understanding of true yoga and how to translate spiritual wisdom into contemporary concepts, and how to use myths and stories as a teaching tool
  • One-on-one swadhyaya program, pedagogical  advise, developing your unique style, in practice/teaching
  • Mentorship: Business consultation: career strategy, style branding, self care: the longevity of your body and practice 
  • Corporate yoga: Special designed destress practice to enhance your employees's performance and a harmonious working environment 
  • Yoga choreography (for season practitioners / dancers)

 

Yoga Therapy

  • Infinite Body © Yoga therapy for children and adults with special needs, people with (or recovering from) injuries / severe illness, seniors, and hospice patients
    • Experience in working with children with :
      • Gifted children, dreamy children, artistic, creative,  highly sensitive
      • ADHD, Down Syndrome, Asperger, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Anxiety disorder, developmental or emotional issues, and other special needs.
    • Experience in working with adults with:
      • highly active, sporty seniors to people who has never exercised
    • MS (Multiple sclerosis), Scoliosis, ADHD, PTSD, HIV, brain injuries, Parkinson's, MSA (Multiple system atrophy), hospice patients, people with disabilities and special needs.

 

Fee: $160 per session, $ 750 for package for six lesson, contact us to book your appointment!

 

Our style

Infinite Body Yoga~ Grounded Body, Fluid Mind / Fluid mind, grounded Body®

“My special method of movement is based on the spiral. This is because all life in the universe, from giant galaxies to tiny ferns shows evidence of the spiral. The spiral is the basis of universal harmony. And the spiral is the form that generates expansion, and freedom from restriction.” ~Katerina Wen

 

Yoga is now practiced all over the world. However, it is generally taught in a very superficial way.

What is yoga? Yoga is really a multi-faceted system to strengthen mind, body and soul. It is a way of bringing all aspects of yourself into greater harmony.

Yoga is also a way to approach life with dignity, creativity and courage.

Yoga is not just about flexibility or performing poses (asanas). It is about cultivating your source energy, mental clarity and spiritual fire. And it is, most importantly, about directing your awarenessand actions out into the world in a meaningful way.

The practice, on a physical level, is graduated so as to accommodate all. It is gentle enough to welcome beginners, yet healthfully challenging for even the most experienced practitioners.

Our yoga practice is artful, graceful, fluid and uplifting. It trains the mind to be clear and alert, it encourages the heart to become magnanimous, and makes the body resilient. A regular practice will help you calibrate outer and inner strength to engage on life’s journey with greater equipoise and joy.

 

Each class includes:

Strengthens and conditions your ligaments, core and skeletal muscles
Tuning of the spine
Enhances your endurance and mental tenacity
Oxygenates the whole body, & rejuvenates the vital organs
Healthy stimulation for your cardiovascular, metabolic, & respiratory systems
Releases tension, tightness, or holding pattens causing physical restrictions or pain
Calibrates the right and left hemispheres of the brain & fosters emotional balance
Reminding you of what is most important in life, giving you tools to stay on track
 
Special breath training for optimal result and transformation
Whole body conditioning: stamina, grace and balance
Spinal calibration & Core strength
Deep relaxation at the end of each class: a profound experience in letting go and restfulness
 Yoga for the mind meditation, philosophy, spirituality in the modern world

 

Benefits

  • Balances neurotransmitters and stabilizes positive emotions
  • Helps generate deep quietude, efficient sleep
  • Increases hydration of the skin and collagen production
  • Maintains flexibility of your joints and repair of your bone matrix
  • Fortify your inner strength and overall performance

 

Our Teacher

“I am here to guide people back to the source. To help others remember.”

Katerina Wen, M.Ed. is a certified yoga teacher and a register somatic educator and therapist. Her deep study of classical yogic philosophy impelled her to find a way to make contemporary yoga relevant to the modern world. Accordingly, she left behind the conventional layout of teaching, developing instead her unique circular style of practice grouped around original mandalas. Katerina’s mandala creations are steeped in contemplative awareness of nature and symbolize the universe and the forces of creation. The luminous hub of the practice circle focuses the students’ attention inwards upon what is most mysterious and most important in life.

Katerina has been featured on the cover of Yoga International Magazine. She has, at different times, conducted educational programs for yoga teachers, educators, therapists and other health professionals.

Katerina’s background in homeopathy and anthroposophy along with her deep understanding of yogic philosophy are the basis for her compassionate approach to both therapy and teaching. She has graduated from six world renowned yoga teacher training programs, and earned her certification as a yoga therapist for children with special needs in 1999. Her academic education includes a Diploma in Homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy and a Master’s degree in Education from Antioch University. Teaching from a place of love and compassion has been the principle of Katerina’s work for over 2 decades. With an innate ability and passion in working with seniors and people in need. Katerina has also trained in Hospice direct care, and has been serving the San Juan Hospice since 2011.

Yoga InternatinalKaterina’s signature style is represented in the artistry of her sophisticated sequencing and the ability to inspire students and teachers to explore new terrain and to discover the beauty of self-development. Her Waldorf teaching experience is noticeable in the way how her guidance practice evokes a sense of imagination and wonder at nature. A core part of her work also stems from the transformative experience of her personal healing journey. Over the years, she has developed specialized joint health movement therapy for a wide spectrum of people, in particular the elderly, and individuals with medical challenges. Katerina has a rare mastery to reach people of all ages and abilities, touching people in their hearts in a way few ever forget.

Testimonials

The spiritual energy and vibration of Katerina’s classes are amazing!” ~JL

Katerina’s teaching has touched my heart and changed me forever.” ~LK

Most transformative practice I have ever experienced!” ~SM

“You are one of the best yoga teachers. Your teachings have opened my heart and allowed me to feel comfortable in my body again.” DC

“Katerina’s creativity is one of a kind. She has inspired me on so many levels! And her classes always fill me with energy and mental clarity!” – JCW

“Katerina is one of the few teachers I have studied with who is able to transmit the yoga tradition in ways that is realistic for modern people.”-MM

“As a yoga teacher myself, I can say that Katerina Wen’s class style is unique in this industry.  Her classes are just special. There is a different quality to them that is Katerina’s alone.”-AML

How incredibly fortunate I was to have Katerina as my first yoga teacher! Thanks to her I am the proud – and astonished! – owner of a body and mind that are healthier now than they have ever been in my life.” KB (8 years later, KB became a yoga teacher)

“You must try Katerina’s class if you want to be inspired!” -TS

I have been practicing yoga for over 25 years and have never come across a special teacher like Katerina. Her ability to transcend the asana practice into a spiritual journey is truly magical.” ~GR

Katerina Wen is incredibly dedicated to her own practice, and brings creativity and thoughtfulness to every class. Her classes are challenging and test my limits every time.” – JF

Katerina is an extraordinary teacher – her classes are beautifully choreographed and since I started working with her several years ago my practice has deepened and the benefits have extended to my writing and my life.” – JDC

The highly intelligent & creative sequencing of Katerina Wen is unique, sincere and challenging…I always learn something new about myself in her class. I especially appreciate the friendly environment she’s created The circle practice allows us to practice the oneness of yoga in its true essence.” – SY

“I only had the sweet pleasure of taking your class a couple of times long ago, and so appreciate your beautiful presence. I still feel it coming through with students of yours that you impacted so deeply. Those that studied with you for some time have a quality that is so warm and present.” -AP

“Thank you so very, very much for your beautiful way of teaching yoga…for me it has been an experience of feeding on beauty.” ~OB

Don’t be deceived by Katerina’s delicate look and demeanor. She is amazingly strong, both physically and spiritually. Practicing with her is like climbing up a mountain. It is challenging and can be demanding. But at the end of the class, I always feel the breeze as if I have reached to the top and am standing on the summit with a grand vista before me – where I get to enjoy the most glorious views. It is an exhilarating experience…” ~CF

I credit my success in teaching to Katerina’s influence. She continues to be incredibly inspiring and full heartedly supportive. Her ability to “excavate” my potential made me a stronger person. I am very fortunate to have her guidance in my life.” ~SR

I’d never discovered what it means to be on a spiritual path until I met Katerina.”~JR
 
Thank you for sharing your spirit and teaching us in the most powerful, creative, compassionate and gentle way. It is very healing to practice with you.”~CC
 
I am forever grateful to Katerina’s dedication in teaching and self development. Her teaching is always fresh and creative. Even after teaching yoga for over 15 years now, I still learn new things whenever I attend her class. I am glad that she is now also teaching the elderly now. That means I will get to practice with for a very long time!” ~KJ

 

Why Yoga is amazing for your health:

Yoga is commonly recognized as a tool for stress relief, metabolic stimulation, mental clarity and joint mobility. Many recent medical studies have shown that practicing yoga also improves immune health and boosts brain function. Join us for a fun and rejuvenating practice!

  • Improve your health and posture 

  • De-stress + gain circulation = better immune system 
  • Increase stamina, muscle tone and joint mobility
  • Promote mental clarity & brain health
  • Develop energy, grace and strength

  • Come and find your inner peace and learn about the best self-care and stress release techniques that you will treasure for a life time!

Healthy brain

Did you know that when yoga postures are performed with correct breathing and meditatitive focus it can boost your brain function? A study from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign reports that a single yoga session significantly improved participants’ speed and accuracy on a controlled test of “working memory, focus, retention and ability to absorb and use new information”. Studies have also showed that participants did NOT get the same positive brain buzz from aerobics. The study appeared in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health.

Improve immune function

Yoga is commonly recognized as a tool for stress relief, metabolic stimulation, mental clarity and joint mobility. A new study shows that practicing yoga also improves immune health. The University of Oslo study examined ten people who attended a one-week yoga retreat where they participated in two-hour yoga sessions or took nature walks and listened to relaxing music.

After analyzing participants’ blood samples, researchers found that practicing yoga positively altered 111 genes in circulating immune cells, compared with 38 gene alterations from listening to music and walking – almost TRIPLE the amount. Yoga immediately affects your body at a molecular level, an amazing remedy for immune function!

What does the science say?

According to a study published in March 2016 in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: “people with the irregular heart rhythm atrial fibrillation had significantly lower blood pressure and heart rates after they practiced 30 minutes of light yoga weekly for 12 weeks”

Harvard Medicine Heart Letter:

“Performing a variety of yoga postures gently stretches and exercises muscles. This helps them become more sensitive to insulin, which is important for controlling blood sugar. Deep breathing can help lower blood pressure. Mind-calming meditation, another key part of yoga, quiets the nervous system and eases stress. All of these improvements may help prevent heart disease, and can definitely help people with cardiovascular problems.

One of yoga’s clearest benefits to the heart is its ability to relax the body and mind. Emotional stress can cause a cascade of physical effects, including the release of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which narrow your arteries and increase blood pressure. The deep breathing and mental focus of yoga can offset this stress.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine:

Beyond off-loading stress, practicing yoga may help lower blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels, as well as heart rate, making it a useful lifestyle intervention. One study has shown that blood measurements and waist circumference—a marker for heart disease—improved in middle-aged adults with metabolic syndrome who practiced yoga for three months.”