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Grow: A Silent Meditation Day Retreat
Sunday, March 24
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 

Day retreats are designed to help us go deeper while remaining inside our lives. We don’t have to leave, or change, or stop completely to grow our joy. On Sunday, March 24, join Meryl for a brief pause to get quiet, to get curious, and to cultivate what we most want to grow this spring.
“The point of gathering stillness is not to enrich the sanctuary or the mountaintop, but to bring that calm into the motion, the commotion of the world.”
 ~Pico Iyer
This day retreat will include guided meditation, silent meditation, walking meditation and journaling. Some meditation experience is recommended, but you don’t need to be an expert! This is designed for all of us. The parent, the student, the zen and the stressed…
Tea and snacks provided.
Please bring a journal and pen.

Give yourself the gift of not only this experience but time and space afterwards. Don’t schedule a noisy, busy afternoon. Stay at home. Get your grocery shopping/meal planning/to-do-list-making done earlier so that this day seamlessly shifts from the silent retreat to the comforts of home, whether alone or with the company of your family.Space is limited to 14 participants. Register Today.

$108 per person if registered by Feb 28, $135 thereafter.

2019 is the year to move from theory to practice. From knowing to embodied wisdom. From hoping it happens to making it happen. From dreaming to manifesting. From putting everything and everyone ahead of our well-being to prioritizing our wellness and practice.

2019 is the year to set our intentions AND ACTIVATE them!

Begin 2019 with us to create lasting change.

Join our Be Chill Challenge from January 27-March 7, 2019.

Our challenge is this, practice at least 4 times a week for 40 days.

We’ll launch with a mini-retreat on Saturday January 26 from 3:00-6:00pm. At our mini-retreat we will move, be still, reflect, and release in order to create our intention for the challenge and year.

Investment:

$219 for non-members

$79 for members (auto renew & yearly)
Members must email info@sacredchillwest.com to receive members’ only price.

Includes:

-Mini- retreat on January 26, 2019 from 3:00-6:00pm
-From January 27- March 7, 2019, practice at least FOUR times a week. (unlimited class card FOR 40 DAYS included in the price)
-Exclusive online support via Private Facebook group
-Weekly inspirational messages via email
-Three free guided meditations+ one free guided yoga nidra audio
-Special promotions and discounts that won’t ever be offered publicly:)
-Closing group practice on March 7, 2019 at our 7:45pm class.

Join Becky Shanks, Presents of Mind Hypnosis, to cultivate and nurture the fertile soil of Mind with a 45-minute sound meditation. The frequencies of crystal singing alchemy bowls naturally balance the left and right sides of the brain; the unconscious and conscious… Light and Dark. The healing vibrations of sound can also easily dissolve energetic and emotional blockages, soothe the nervous system, quiet/activate a busy mind, and expand awareness… Imagine a sonic massage!

Relax into resonance with the optimal state for healing as every particle of your Being dances and swims in a sea of sacred sound. Yoga mats, bolsters and blankets provided. Bring pillows, eye covering, water, crystals, imagination, friends…. whatever you need to fully relax into this immersive sound experience. Please drink lots of water the day of/after the sound meditation, as proper hydration allows the body to more effectively move subtle energies, as well as release toxins.

$15 exchange

Becky Shanks is a theta healer who blends hypnotherapy, Reiki, and sound to gently alchemize emotional lead into metaphorical gold. Her practice, Presents of Mind, balances conscious desires and subconscious beliefs. Becky is honored to lead seekers deeper into themselves; to teach sensitives to master mind and manage energy in a way that cultivates peace, pleasure and patience in the present moment. Learn to think deliberately, live intentionally and step into the best version of your Self. www.presentsofmindhypnosis.com

This sound meditation is for you if you are:

  • Managing chronic pain/dis-ease, sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, emotional trauma, relationship issues, depression, and more;
  • Recovering from dis-ease and interested in expediting the healing process;
  • Seeking deep relaxation, an enhanced connection to Self and Source, or cultivating inner peace.

It is not for you if you are:

  • in the first trimester of pregnancy;
  • under the age of two;
  • have a pacemakers.
The Winter Solstice is the longest day of darkness in the year. It is also a day where earth and sun become still with one another before earth begins to move back toward the light.

Join us to celebrate the solstice, holiday season, and arrival of winter through candlelit yin/restorative yoga, live music, chanting, and meditation.

Class will start with a powerful Mantra repetition, then move into silence, before setting our intentions. After intention setting we will practice releasing, resting, and letting go through a yin/restorative practice designed for all levels. During practice, we will explore the theme of healing through imagery and poetry related to the Solstice.

 

Beyond dedicated moments of silence, the sound in the practice will be the enchanting live music of Jon’s Guitar, Tibetan bowls and flute.

 

We will end our practice with an extended Sound Bath during savasana, followed by closing mantra and chants.

This practice is a chance to step away from the busyness of the holiday season and reflect on the past year, let go of any attachments, cleanse and prepare ourselves to welcome a new year with an open heart and a clear mind.

This practice will rebalance the mind, body, and soul as we move through the heart of the holiday season and into a new year.

 

Price: $35

No refunds.

When’s the last time you gave yourself permission to take it easy?

With the holidays upon us, carve out time to cultivate a sense of ease, even in all of the efforts and doing of right now. This practice will offer you the opportunity to be {deliberate} about your mind, body, and soul connections from the inside out.

This experience will be a 90 minute exploration into long held yin postures and mindful minutes, while fostering an awareness of your whole self.

Patanjali, author of The Yoga Sutras refers to only one pose {asana}, that of sthira-sukham-āsanam. The posture or asana for Yoga meditation should be steady, stable, and motionless, as well as comfortable. (Yoga Sutra 2.46)

We will embody effort (sthira) and ease (sukham) through the motionless movement of our yin practice and leave with the deep knowing that it’s alright to take it easy.

Price: $30

No refunds

Bliss is your birthright and Octavia Nasr and Sonic Yogi create an experience that takes you there!
Some experiences and moments touch us beneath the skin, muscles, and bones, affecting us on deeper levels.

This yoga and sound experience is one of them.

Join us for a practice of creative and chill flow yoga weaving in stillness for reflection and openness.

We will end class in a long Savasana that invites you to completely release and relax.

The live music of Sonic Yogi {Jonathan Adams} and the soothing voice of Ananda-ji {Octavia Nasr} will transport you to new dimensions of chill and bliss.

This practice is not just for the body or mind, it’s for your soul.

Price: $30

No refunds

A silent, half-day meditation retreat
led by Meryl Arnett
Sunday, Sept. 23
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“We make a space inside ourselves,
so that being can speak.”
~Martin Heidegger
 

The exploration of silence is one of our most sacred practices; it is an exploration of the soul. This half-day retreat is an opportunity for inner listening, for reflecting, and for intention setting. We sit on the first day of autumn to welcome in the harvest of all our work thus far. This is a rich time to broaden your awakening and deepen your understanding of yourself and your practice.

This retreat in broken into alternating sessions of seated meditation and walking meditation. Our program will begin with an introduction and explanation of both practices as well as a review of our different options for seated practice.

Tea and light snacks will be available throughout the half-day experience. Please bring a journal and pen with you.

Give yourself the gift of not only this experience but time and space afterwards. Don’t schedule a noisy, busy afternoon. Stay at home. Get your grocery shopping/meal planning/to-do-list-making done earlier so that this day seamlessly shifts from the silent retreat to the comforts of home, whether alone or with the company of your family.

Some meditation experience is recommended.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Register Today.

$65 per person if registered by August 23, $75 thereafter.

Super {Soul} Sonic

April 3, 2018
Super {Soul} Sonic with Octavia Nasr and Sonic Yogi
Some experiences and moments touch us beneath the skin, muscles, and bones, affecting us on deeper levels.
This yoga and sound experience is one of them.
Join us for an evening practice of creative and chill flow yoga weaving in stillness for reflection and openness.
We will end class in a long Savasana that invites you to completely release and relax.
The live music of Sonic Yogi {Jonathan Adams} and the soothing voice of Ananda-ji {Octavia Nasr} will transport you to new dimensions of chill and bliss.
This practice is not just for the body or mind, it’s for your soul.
Price: $30
No refunds

April Awakening {Challenge}: Begins Sunday April 2, 2018

Did you begin the year with intention, clarity, and the best laid plans to create powerful shifts and make this the year that you awakened to the depth + vastness of your life/potential… or something like that— {ha}!Only to have the day-to-day, real life, hustle and bustle, old stories and habits… or just the natural desire to stay in and keep warm during winter take over that intention?

We understand.

Awakening to the life we want and deserve doesn’t come from will alone. It doesn’t come from force, or from berating ourselves for our inability to “just make it happen.”

We believe it does come from intention, action, commitment, and being in supported+ accountable community. This needs to happen consistently.

The earth is awakening, now. The youth are awakening, now. Culturally, an awakening is called for and coming-

Or even more basic- We are personally awakening to a little bit of a “whew, wait, the year is almost one fourth of the way gone moment “ and we want to BE in the moment, consciously creating what we desire vs. look back and wonder where the time went.

Welcome to our April AWAKENING {challenge}

Do you have to come everyday? No. Awakening does require focus, intentionality and commitment. You’ll practice at least four times a week and so will we.

Do you have to be “good” at yoga? Nope. Just willing to try practices that might not be your jam. Everyone has a speed that feels natural to him or her. You may always be drawn to yin yoga. During our Awakening, we invite you to Flow and Be Still. Always want to “go hard” and move and move and move? We invite you to be still in restorative class or to meditate.

Awakening happens in unexpected places.

Do you have to like meditation? Nada. But study after study and real life stories continue to prove that meditation is GOOD for all of us and we recommend you practice it at least once a week with Meryl.
Do you have to show up for yourself? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. This may mean choosing your practice vs. sending one more email some days.

The details:

Official start is April 2 at 6:15pm in Meryl’s Meditation Class.

• Practice 4 times a week. (Unlimited month included in the price for nonmembers) following the schedules below OR email us at info@sacredchillwest.com. We’ll be happy to help you sort through your schedule to create a 4 times a week schedule that works for your life!
• Exclusive online support via Community Facebook group
• Weekly inspirational messages via public newsletter
• Closing Yinflow practice with wine and light bites on Friday, April 27 from 7:30-9:00pm
• Two exclusive to April Awakening participant deals.
• Closing gift that supports your continued awakening when you complete at least 16 classes in April

Non-members price- $119- Price includes unlimited monthly class and closing mini-retreat when you complete at least four classes a week. You can sign-up here!

Members price- FREE, all you have to do is email us at info@sacredchillwest.com and we will sign you up!

Starshine and Clay: A mini-retreat to honor Black motherhood.
Not simply a yoga practice, this mindfully curated experience is an opportunity to for us to gather and rest. It is an opportunity for us to laugh, cry, share stories, and connect. It is a space to celebrate the joy, triumphs, and truths of being + becoming mothers.

Join Sacred Chill {West} co-owner Octavia Raheem for an afternoon focused on restorative yoga, mothering the mother, grown folks decadence {wine, dessert+ more), and community for Black women who are mothers, expecting, or in the process of planning to become one.This grounding and nourishing restorative class will only include poses that allow us to relax, release, and rest. Here we don’t have to tend to anyone but ourselves.Self-identified Black women are welcome to join. All levels are welcome to practice. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

This is a great experience for mother and daughter pairs 21+, and though we love our little ones- this practice is just for you, not them.

Price: All inclusive price $ 65 before April 30, 2018, $75 after.

Price includes:
• Extended CHILLshop®Restorative+ Yoga nidra practice
• An assortment of desserts and pastries (some gluten free and vegan options)
• Wine (red, white, and sparkling)
• Light bites of cheese and charcuterie from Star Provisions Café & Market
• Special gift just for you
… And so much more!

-Please bring your own mat or complimentary mats available on site
-All other props for practice provided
-Pre-registration is required for this workshop
– Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to settle in
– No refunds or transfers

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