Event Archive


Spirit of the Bird – A charity benefit event*

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 9am – 12noon

Suggested Donation: $45

Location: XYZ Movement Arts, Friday Harbor, WA

Join us for this “full-flight” experience to rekindle our kinship with birds, and awaken our bird spirit. This workshop will donate proceeds to two charity organizations* – eagerly helping out the people and in particular orphans devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Your participation will not only mean a great deal for your overall development, but also to those across the world!

Human beings have been fascinated by birds since the beginning of time. In this workshop, we will explore movements drawn both from traditional yoga and also from our unique Infinite Body practice. These special movements and poses have been inspired by observing the flow-dynamics of birds. From emulating the graceful bio-mechanics of bird flight, we too can take to the air on a spiritual level, the level of our oneness with all of nature.

This is one of Katerina’s signature themes. Come and enjoy this state-of-the-art, one of a kind mind-body practice.

*Proceeds of this workshop will go to GlobalLiving.org (Nepal Earthquake relief) and EducationRevolution.org (Orphanage devastated by earthquake)

Qi Gong & Tai Chi: Super Spring Series
04/12, 04/26, 05/17, 06/07, 2015, 9-4pm

Location: Brickworks, Friday Harbor

A sophisticated introduction to the art and science of flowing movement combining both Tai Chi and Qi Gong practice

  • mind-body integration
  • how to discharge stuck energy
  • how to protect yourself from negative energy
  • improved balance and flexibility
  • physical confidence and core strength
  • an understanding of life-force energy and how to use it
  • how to self-heal using Qi


Intro to Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Feb. 21 & 22, 2015, 9-4pm

Location: Brickworks, Friday Harbor

 This special weekend workshop has been created to introduce to the SJ Island community the amazing Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Chi Gong. These two exquisite, ancient disciplines are intimately related, both in form and in spirit. Either one can stimulate powerful healing and profound inner growth. When the two are combined, the benefits are greater still.

 This is the first time that such a dual-aspect workshop is being offered to the island community. Participants will have the choice of selecting 1,2,3 or all 4 sessions of the weekend workshop.

 This exciting event is timed to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which begins on February 19th. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep, a highly auspicious year!

 All sessions will be held and presented by renowned teacher and healer Nicholas Corrin.

This workshop is open to all, including beginners. It will cover the basics of energy cultivation and moving meditation.

 What you will learn:

  • Correct breathing to calm the nerves
  • Spatial awareness and sensory integration
  • How to move with fluidity and grace
  • How to integrate the mind within the body
  • How to heal yourself through gentleness and relaxation
  • How to develop inner power and confidence
  • How to become more deeply connected to the Earth
  • How to regain your spontaneity and innocence
  • How to rediscover your body as a force of nature
  • How to enhance your 2nd brain and your intuition  


Nutritional Intelligence and The Power of 5

February 7th (Sat) & 8th (Sun), 2015, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Private retreat

This retreat will present a unique educational and experiential training

in how to nourish not just your body but also your mind and soul.

Participants will share the culinary delights of artfully prepared, healthy delicacies specially designed by our holistic chef, Debbie Lee, in a private, retreat-like setting.

Healthy nutrition requires knowing your metabolic profile, food allergies and any ongoing specific health condition. On a deeper level, how we feed our emotions, mind and spirit is no less important; we must tend most carefully to our individual essence.

Participants will learn flowing movements to enhance digestion not only of the food we eat, but of our thoughts and perceptions. This will awaken the mind and imagination. The Power of Five applies equally to our joints, our organs and our emotional body. Unlike conventional nutritional classes, this workshop includes an emphasis on the flow of our thoughts, feelings and vital energies.

You will learn:

  • Your constitutional type and your main nutritional and emotional requirements.
  • The 5 tastes and their link to the seasons, organs and emotions.
  • How to use the 5 Directions of Energy to enhance assimilation of nutrients into your physical body and your emotional centers.
  • Traditional and contemporary nutritional science in easy, practical applications.
  • How to create healthy meals and snacks in sync with each season.
  • How taste affects our digestion, energy and overall well-being.
  • How to use flowing, Infinite BodyTM movement to enhance your digestion and emotional integration.
  • The mysterious importance of water in nutrition, healing and inner growth.



Nicholas Corrin, Ayur.ED, L.Ac., M.S.O.M., EAMP is a nationally certified practitioner of Oriental and Ayurvedic medicine, a master qigong teacher, and a patent holder in 21st century vibrational medicine.

Debbie Lee, is a therapeutic chef trained at the Kushi Institute, a certified holistic health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a whole foods educator.

Katerina Wen, M.Ed., is a master yoga teacher who has created specific, geometric sequences to significantly enhance health and joint mobility.

Living Life to the Fullest

Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: The Brickworks, Friday Harbor

This workshop offers practical applications of the ideas presented in the award-winning book The Power of Letting Go: transforming fear into love.

  • Are you keen on living to your fullest potential?
  • Would you like to expand your awareness of cosmic energy and the Life force?
  • Are you intrigued by how humans connect internally to the rest of nature?
  • Perhaps you have blockages, physical challenges or frustrations that you would like to transform into strengths and/or increased levels of health?
  • Is a life of fulfillment at the top of your priorities?

Taking the first step is often our greatest challenge but, once taken, we quickly develop the confidence to move forward on our individual journeys. This workshop is about getting you started. It is not just about the Power of Letting Go, it is also about the Power of Letting In.

Finding the courage to let go of what has grown stale gives us the green light for a new relationship with ourselves. When we re-train ourselves to act with spontaneity as opposed to mechanical or habitual responses we re-enter the great river of life. This workshop is designed to provide you with the confidence and tools to get started. It will open up fresh opportunities lying dormant within you.

Foundation of Curative Movement

October 17, 18, and October 24, 25, 2015, 9-4pm

Location: Skagit Valley College San Juan Center, San Juan Island

An in-depth training program for people who wish to teach Infinite Body Movement Therapy (gentle exercises) to people with limited abilities, seniors, and people in recovery.

The program offers creatively designed movement sequences to help people to achieve greater mobility, overall strength, balance and stress management. Exercises can be adapted to be done in a chair or standing. Participants will leave with valuable knowledge on how to nurture special relationships with people in need, plus advanced practical experience in conducting a class.

Whether you would like to teach or just gain greater self-confidence in working with the elderly, or with persons with special needs, this training is perfect for you.  Program Manual included to accompany course.

Strength and Conditioning

June 7, 2014, 9-4pm

Location: XYZ, Friday Harbor

This workshop is a combination of Yoga and Mind/Body Energetics that will:

  • Tone and strengthen muscles, ligaments and tendons of your arms, legs and core.
  • Accelerate energy circulation through major and minor nerve pathways.
  • Develop greater mental strength, resilience, confidence and poise.
  • Enhance your reflexes and your intuition.
  • Improve your coordination and balance.

This workshop will help you become:

  • More connec

Sat. & Sun.,  ted with yourself at deeper levels.

  • More fluid in your movements and thoughts.
  • More connected with the flows of energy in nature.
  • More integrated and peaceful in body and mind.
  • More grounded but also more expanded.
  • More aware of what you require for real self-care.


Yoga, Energy and spirituality

April 11-12, 2014

Location: Bainbridge Yoga House

An opportunity for you to gain deeper insights into your own personal journey. 

Each session will include both yoga practice & lecture. 

  • Yoga and Spirituality in the Modern Age
  • How can our understanding of yoga philosophy inform our practice?
  • Inner Energetics 
  • How can our cultivation of the non-physical breath transform our asana practice?
  • Grace in practice: What is the “infrastructure” of Vinyasa, and how can we cultivate a refined, beautiful practice?


Love and Courage

A workshop on how to transform fear and thrive with Love and Courage

March 16 & 17, 2013

Location: XYZ, Friday Harbor

Topics includes:

  • Anatomy of the emotions

  • The chi/prana of Love

  • The power of letting go
  • The 5 keys to transformation
  • The heart mind
  • The 3 Spiritual Centers
  • Insights to self-empowerment & knowledge
  • The Nature of Emotion

  • Body mapping, scanning

  • Ways emotions influence our health

You will learn:

  • Anatomy of the emotions: a mapping of body zones
  • Chakras: understanding the energy portals
  • Meditation, seated or standing: honing inner vision
  • Infinity looping: basics
  • Spiral learning
  • Longevity breathwork
  • Slow release postures to dissolve blockages 
  • Graceful meditative movements to build power and focus
  • Guided visualizations: connecting with the cosmos
  • How passivity and inertia contribute to disease and illness
  • Understanding of where mental/emotional blockages reside in the body
  • Ways to recognize them and start to dissolve them
  • Techniques to build your vitality and open your mind
  • Techniques to restore courage, optimism and freedom of spirit
  • Integration, embodiment of Love and Courage


The Power of Intention

In-depth study and practice

Sat March 24 & Sun March 25, 2012, 2-5PM

Location: XYZ, Friday Harbor

Topic includes:

  • Heart Mind

  • Finding your silent question

  • Searching for your underground beliefs

  • The nature of beliefs, and the emotional and somatic expression of them

  • Searching for your acomodador

  • Emptiness meditation

  • Activating the spiritual heart

  • Absorbing earth energy

  • Magnetizing your intention

  • Manifestation and personal journey

  • Meditation exercises: Opening the heart. Flushing with golden light. Tapping into serenity

  • Death as a teacher

Yoga and Inner Strength

Sat & Sun, Jan. 21 & 22, 2012, 2 – 5 PM

Location: XYZ, Friday Harbor

This special 2 day workshop will include movement and breathing practices, lecture, health information, and meditation. All are welcome to attend this workshop even if you are new to yoga. For existing students, this is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding and to progress more swiftly in your practice.

What can I expect to gain from this workshop?

  • Increased strength in my physical body
  • Improved balance
  • Improved metabolism
  • Improvement in my energy level
  • Access to inner calm
  • Integrated understanding of inner and outer aspects of yoga
  • Increased alertness and ability to focus
  • Greater understanding of mind-body connections
  • Greater understanding of how I connect with Nature and the Cosmos
  • Knowledge about self-care, anti-aging and preserving health