Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle
Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle

This class combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 60 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. The circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. 
This is facilitated by Jennifer Marie Lane, yoga teacher and mama and Shanti O'Connor, counselor and mama,

YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Dr. Jennifer Marie Lane, DC. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques, mudras and postures to help support the body, heart, mind and soul through the transition into motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.

CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
Circle is facilitated by Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC. When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Children are welcome to join. Shanti will be on hand to help watch kids while mom is doing yoga.

ABOUT JENNIFER:
Jennifer is a mama of a delightfully engaging son. She moved to Bend in the summer of 2018 after living on the road in an RV for 2.5 years. She birthed her son at home (in the RV) and discovered in that transformational experience that she also birthed herself as a Mother and joined the Tribe. 

While her main focus these days is on being a mom, she is also a dream oracle, author, yoga teacher, priestess and chiropractor. 

Jennifer has taught yoga since 2004. Her approach weaves together breath, mudra, asana and Earth Wisdom - crafting a healing journey for the body and soul. 

She loves gathering in Circle, facilitating Ceremony and crafting Ritual. Her devotion is to awakening and inspiring Beauty, Love & Magic in ever practical and mystical ways. 

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist,
and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $12 and there is an option for 5 class card options to save $2 per class.
If you would like to join us, but cannot afford the class please reach out to rootedandopen@gmail.com. No mama will be turned away due to lack of funds.

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In Utero Documentary Screening & Professional Panel Discussion
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

In Utero Documentary Screening & Professional Panel Discussion

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IN UTERO is a documentary examining the connection between the state of the world and prenatal life. IN UTERO paints a complex tapestry of the human experience from conception to birth. Tapping into cultural myths, popular movies, and technological trends, the film demonstrates how our experiences in utero preoccupy us throughout our lives.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion panel of local professionals. 

Tickets online are $10 (on Facebook or Eventbrite)
$15.00 at the door

This event is limited to 15 people

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Birth Tellers
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Birth Tellers

Birth Tellers is a community storytelling event for mothers, fathers, and birthworkers. We would love to highlight all the ways in which women give birth in our community. We hope to hear stories from fathers, grandparents and birthworkers as well as from mothers. 

There will be about 5-10 storytellers sharing his/her experience of birth. Each story will range between 10-20 minutes. The last 30 minutes will be used for an open discussion and questions from the audience. 

If you are interested in sharing your story please email rootedandopen@gmail.com. Once a short written description is emailed you will be notified if your story has been chosen to share at this event. No storytelling experience needed.


$15 at the door

 

 

 

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Shine, A Woman's Group
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Shine, A Woman's Group

Shine is a 4 week process group (11/6-11/27) that is open to women in any stage of life. This will be a heart centered, heart opening group that encourages vulnerability, truth and openness. It is our intention that you will go away with a deeper connection to yourself, your feelings, and your truth. 

This group will benefit women who
- want to reclaim their creativity
- desire a deeper relationship and understanding with their self
- want to find their voice
- yearn for connection and community
- are ready to share with vulnerability
- are ready to walk her own path
- want to learn how to live in truth, passion and greatness
- thrive in a nurturing healing space
- are ready to make true and lasting change
- want to ignite the fire from within and shine

Each week we will mix open processing/discussions with an art activity and/or an experiential activity desiged to integrate the collective healing work we do. 

Some benefits to group work are:
- Groups provide a safety net
- Groups help you to relate to yourself and others in a heathier way
- Groups help you find your voice
- Groups help facilitate giving a receiving support
- Groups help you realize you are not alone
- Groups provide a sounding board
- Sharing and being seen in your vulnerability can be healing
- Groups can teach you about yourself
- Groups can help propel you forward in life


Shine will be facilitated by two therapists who are passionate about and specialize in group work: 
Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC, QHHT
www.rootedandopen.com
and
Sara Beth Feley, LMFT, YTT, CT, Cranial Sacral Therapist
www.sarabethfeley.com

Investment $140
Some insurance like Blue Cross and First Choice accepted, 
please ask because if you have insurance we can give you a form to send in for reimbursement.
A nonrefundable deposit of $50 holds your place.
Payment Plans available upon request

To secure your spot, send $50 or full payment to

Rooted&Open
205 NW Franklin Ave.,
Bend, 97701

Please inquire with questions to rootedandopen@gmail.com

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Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

This is a group class for those who know how to do TRE. new students are welcome to join too.
TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

This is a group class for those who know how to do TRE. new students are welcome to join too.
TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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Magical Kids (Spirit Animals)
Sep
16
2:30 PM14:30

Magical Kids (Spirit Animals)

Join The Hive and Rooted&Open for this monthly spiritual exploration class just for kids. Each month we will focus on a different magical topic like crystals, energy healing, chakras, spirit guides, angels, meditation, etc...
We will use yoga, guided meditation, art, discussion, and hands on activities to explore each topic.
This month we will explore how to connect, know, and work with animal spirits guides. Kiddos will leave understanding how many animal guides they have, what it means when they see animals in nature, and will be able to identify and work with at least one of their spirit animals. 
$15 cash or check made out to Rooted&Open
Class is limited to 10 kids.
Age 6-12
Pre-register is strongly encouraged
email rootedandopen@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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Mama Nurture Circle
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mama Nurture Circle

Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets 6 weeks from 7-9pm in The Treehouse at The Hive. This circle is part open processing (as in each person gets to choose what she wants to share with the group), guided discussion, short meditation, and a little art exploration. 
Weekly format roughly looks like a check in, short meditation to clear our mind and ground our body into the present, then we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between through art, writing and/or discussion. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
Who
This is a circle for mothers in any stage of parenting (from pregnant moms to parents of adults) who are looking to gain a deeper connection to their self as well as other women. This is not a group just for new moms. Although this can be helpful for new moms, it is for moms at any stage who are ready to do some internal/emotional healing and discover who she is after becoming a mom. It's about coming home to the woman she is, not the woman she was.
Why
For many women, after becoming a mom her life is devoted to her child. In this devotion there are parts of herself she loses. For others, raising a child triggers all the parts of herself that were rejected as a child and she loses herself to the pain and rage she is dealing with. Some women are so convinced that there is a "right" way to parent and are so stuck in controlling the environment around her in order to protect her child that she begins to suffer great anxiety. The struggles vary, but what is clear for most is that there is a sense of self that is lost. For many women, joining a circle of women who are really open and vulnerable can be healing, nurturung and helps women rediscover herself.
This offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. For some it's the first radical step towards self care that can create the much needed change one is looking for.

What does a circle look like?
When in circle we put our attention on one woman to explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Circle Dates: September 13- October 18 from 7-9pm

Investment: $100 for 6 weeks.

-Babies welcome to join
-Space is limited to 10 women
-Payment plans available, please email rootedandopen@gmail.com
to set up
-Email rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

About the Facilitator:
Shanti is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a mama of 2. She is a meditation teach, energy worker, counselor, and a teacher. She has training in post partum and trauma that helps inform her work with moms.
She has been facilitating the Mama Nurture Circle in Bend for almost 8 years. She loves helping moms step into her deepest truth. Her approach is straight forward, compassionate, and vulnerable.

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Mama Nurture Circle
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Mama Nurture Circle

Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets 6 weeks from 7-9pm in The Treehouse at The Hive. This circle is part open processing (as in each person gets to choose what she wants to share with the group), guided discussion, short meditation, and a little art exploration. 
Weekly format roughly looks like a check in, short meditation to clear our mind and ground our body into the present, then we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between through art, writing and/or discussion. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
Who
This is a circle for mothers in any stage of parenting (from pregnant moms to parents of adults) who are looking to gain a deeper connection to their self as well as other women. This is not a group just for new moms. Although this can be helpful for new moms, it is for moms at any stage who are ready to do some internal/emotional healing and discover who she is after becoming a mom. It's about coming home to the woman she is, not the woman she was.
Why
For many women, after becoming a mom her life is devoted to her child. In this devotion there are parts of herself she loses. For others, raising a child triggers all the parts of herself that were rejected as a child and she loses herself to the pain and rage she is dealing with. Some women are so convinced that there is a "right" way to parent and are so stuck in controlling the environment around her in order to protect her child that she begins to suffer great anxiety. The struggles vary, but what is clear for most is that there is a sense of self that is lost. For many women, joining a circle of women who are really open and vulnerable can be healing, nurturung and helps women rediscover herself.
This offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. For some it's the first radical step towards self care that can create the much needed change one is looking for.

What does a circle look like?
When in circle we put our attention on one woman to explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Circle Dates: September 10, 17, October 1, 8,15, 29

Investment: $100 for 6 weeks.

-Babies welcome to join
-Space is limited to 10 women
-Payment plans available, please email rootedandopen@gmail.com
to set up
-Email rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

About the Facilitator:
Shanti is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a mama of 2. She is a meditation teach, energy worker, counselor, and a teacher. She has training in post partum and trauma that helps inform her work with moms.
She has been facilitating the Mama Nurture Circle in Bend for almost 8 years. She loves helping moms step into her deepest truth. Her approach is straight forward, compassionate, and vulnerable.

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Bee Healthy: Donation Offering
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Bee Healthy: Donation Offering

Please join The Hive for an evening of donation services. This will be a monthly offering on the first Friday of every month where people in the community can try out different services for one monetary donation. 
In the community classroom we will have a variety classes being offered. At the same time each of our rooms will be open for one on one healing services. We will also have offerings out on the lawn.
This is a family friendly event!

Here is a list of possible (not all) services.
Yoga
Meditation
Energy work
Intuitives
Counseling
Massage
Nutrition counseling
Breathwork
Jungian Sandtray Therapy
Cocoon Project
Accupuncture
Aruveydic Counseling
Dance Therapy
Thai Massage
Crystal Healing
Reiki
TRE
Food
Cranial Sacral
And many, many more offerings

Suggested donation $10-20

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Pre/Postnatal Meet & Greet
Aug
20
5:00 PM17:00

Pre/Postnatal Meet & Greet

Are you pregnant, wanting to become pregnant? Did you just have a kiddo? Are you a year or two postpartum? There are so many amazing resources for families in Bend, but it can be hard to find them all. 
The Hive is hosting a free night for families to meet doulas, midwives, nurse practitioners, nutritionist, therapist, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapist, fitness instructors, yoga teachers.....there is such a wide range of practitioners that will be at this event that it's hard to name them all. We will have around 50 different practitioners for you and your family to meet. 
This is your chance to learn about all the different resources available, get your questions asked and find your healing community that is most supportive to your needs.
If you have a kiddo bring him/her because we will have free activities to keep your kiddo entertained.

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Birth Tellers
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Birth Tellers

Birth Tellers is a community storytelling event for mothers, fathers, and birthworkers. We would love to highlight all the ways in which women give birth in our community. We hope to hear stories from fathers, grandparents and birthworkers as well as from mothers. 

There will be about 5-10 storytellers sharing his/her experience of birth. Each story will range between 10-20 minutes. The last 30 minutes will be used for an open discussion and questions from the audience. 

If you are interested in sharing your story please email rootedandopen@gmail.com. Once a short written description is emailed you will be notified if your story has been chosen to share at this event. No storytelling experience needed.


$15 at the door

 

 

 

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The Fairies are Coming!
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

The Fairies are Coming!

We've been hearing a rumor that the fairies are coming. Apparently someone spotted a fairy door at The Hive! 
To all the fairy loving children, this event is just for you. Join Shanti at The Hive to welcome in these fun loving nature spirits. 
We'll start off our time together with a little yoga flow and meditation then we'll craft some gifts/offerings for the fairies. Then we'll go on a fairy hunt. I will teach the kiddos how to listen to the fairies and how to develop a relationship with them.
This event is during first Friday, so drop off your kiddo and enjoy offerings from our practitioners at The Hive!
All ages welcomed, but this event is for kiddos
$5, cash
Please RSVP so we have enough supplies for each kid

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Bee Healthy: Donation Offering
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Bee Healthy: Donation Offering

Please join The Hive for an evening of donation services. This will be a monthly offering on the first Friday of every month where people in the community can try out different services for one monetary donation. 
In the community classroom we will have a variety classes being offered. At the same time each of our rooms will be open for one on one healing services. We will also have offerings out on the lawn.
This is a family friendly event!

Here is a list of possible (not all) services.
Yoga
Meditation
Energy work
Intuitives
Counseling
Massage
Nutrition counseling
Breathwork
Jungian Sandtray Therapy
Cocoon Project
Accupuncture
Aruveydic Counseling
Dance Therapy
Thai Massage
Crystal Healing
Reiki
TRE
Food
Cranial Sacral
And many, many more offerings

Suggested donation $10-20

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The Hive Paint Party
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Hive Paint Party

Join us as we paint a beautiful glowing scene, “Fireflies and Friends.” Ring in the Summer with fireflies, fairies, and long swaying grass. With our step by step approach we guarantee a great time and beautiful painting. Never painted before? That’s ok! You instructor will use an approach that’ll make it fun and rewarding for all levels of painters. 

This ticket includes everything you need to paint! Including an apron, paint brushes, canvas, paint, and instruction. So just bring yourself and your excitement! 

This is a fun environment where we all get to make the painting our own. It is meant to be relaxing but fun. Everybody’s painting in the end will be a little different just like we all are!

Your ticket changes lives! A portion of proceeds benefits arts for children and adults in need. Including but not limited to foster youth, children battling cancer, senior centers, those who need sponsorships and more! So your purchase goes to a wonderful cause! Want to donate or get involved? Follow us! 

Facebook/OTBArts
Instagram.com/otb_arts 

We look forward to seeing you!

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Bee Healthy: Donation Offering
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Bee Healthy: Donation Offering

Please join The Hive for an evening of donation services. This will be a monthly offering on the first Friday of every month where people in the community can try out different services for one monetary donation. 
In the community classroom we will have a variety classes being offered. At the same time each of our rooms will be open for one on one healing services. We will also have offerings out on the lawn.
This is a family friendly event!

Here is a list of possible (not all) services.
Yoga
Meditation
Energy work
Intuitives
Counseling
Massage
Nutrition counseling
Breathwork
Jungian Sandtray Therapy
Cocoon Project
Accupuncture
Aruveydic Counseling
Dance Therapy
Thai Massage
Crystal Healing
Reiki
TRE
Food
Cranial Sacral
And many, many more offerings

Suggested donation $10-20

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Conscious Fatherhood Circle
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Conscious Fatherhood Circle

The Conscious Fatherhood Circle caters to fathers, fathers-to-be, and partners looking to embrace a higher level of consciousness as a man. A sacred space well be held so men can transcend to a higher level of consciousness with discussion of topics surrounding fatherhood and manhood. The circle will be an interactive discussion format leaving each man empowered to become a higher expression of himself. 

Join us in our third circle to create a mastermind with men of a common thread looking to embrace a higher level of consciousness when leading with our children, our partners, and our community.

Pure Light: A Family Health Studio

497 SW Century Drive Suite 120, Bend, Oregon 97702

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Summer Solstice Dinner
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Summer Solstice Dinner

The Summer Solstice is a time of celebration, of honoring the light, and of our connection to the Sun and the Earth. This is a celebration of the earth's incredible bounty! 
Let's gather in community to celebrate our bounty and our inner fire/power, the power that makes abundance and nourishment grow. Our intention is to expand and brighten our lives through joyful/light-hearted connection.
Join Shanti of Rooted&Open and Zara of Zarabird for an evening of food, connection, games, and a short/simple ceremony of honoring our deep well of wisdom.
Zara will serve up a 4 course meal- with appetizers, salad, protein & veggies, and a dessert. All food will be fresh, mostly locally sourced, organic, and homemade by Zara. 
Zara Seligson-Goldman is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Herbalist and Certified Yoga Teacher who specializes in natural women's health and education, whole foods nutrition, and therapeutic wellness programs.zarabird.com
Shanti will lead fun, intention activities to engage in meaningful connection and will lead the group through a simple ceremony.
Shanti is a counselor, energy worker, hypnotherapist, and owner of The Hive. rootedandopen.com
This event will be held at The Hive. We will be both inside and outside so please dress in layers.
$45 cash or check prepaid to Rooted&Open saves your spot

This will be a small gathering of 10. This event is open to the first 10 people who prepay. Email rootedandopen.com to sign up and pay.

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Expecting parents group
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Expecting parents group

Expecting Parents Group

Expectant mamas and partners! Come foster new friendships and build community at The Hive. Twice monthly we will meet to socialize, discuss subjects related to pregnancy, health, birth, postpartum, parenting a newborn to foster community and support. Hear from counselors, doulas, LMTs, chiropractors, acupuncturists, healers and other guest speakers. We will host guest speakers on occasion so you can gain knowledge about options for pregnancy support and learn new information on various subjects. Picnic style gathering, so bring your dinner if you like. Nursing children welcome.
This group is run by a counselor who specializes in working with moms and a midwife.
Hosted by Shanti O’Connor, MS, NCC, QHHt and Allegra Lilly, CPM, LDM (licensed homebirth midwife) 

Donations are greatly appreciated.
Suggested $5

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Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle
Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle

This 4-week workshop combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 45 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. This circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. Each week of the series will cover a different topic.
YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Leah Skinner, RYT, and RPYT. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques and postures to help support the body and mind during the transition to motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.
CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Childcare is available in the lobby during class for $5 per child.


ABOUT LEAH:
Leah moved to Bend in 2015 from Austin, TX where she was an environmental scientist. After moving to Bend, Leah moved into exclusively teaching prenatal yoga and birth education. She completed her prenatal yoga training with Yo Mama in Boulder, CO and her birth education teacher training with Yoga Way to Birth in Portland, OR. Leah is the proud mother of two girls. Her desire to work exclusively with mothers came quickly once she found her power becoming a mother herself. In her free time, Leah enjoys running and mountain biking as well as traveling the world with her husband and daughters. Leah teaches pain management techniques, mindfulness, and partner support during pregnancy and birth for Bend Area Birth Information.

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $17 and there are options for 5, 10 and 20 class cards as well as monthly memberships. Class cards include ALL classes at Tula Movement Arts and can be shared among family members. Family memberships are also available.

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Shine, A Woman's Group
Jun
5
to Jun 26

Shine, A Woman's Group

Shine is a 4 week process group (6/5-6/26) that is open to women in any stage of life. This will be a heart centered, heart opening group that encourages vulnerability, truth and openness. It is our intention that you will go away with a deeper connection to yourself, your feelings, and your truth. 

This group will benefit women who
- want to reclaim their creativity
- desire a deeper relationship and understanding with their self
- want to find their voice
- yearn for connection and community
- are ready to share with vulnerability
- are ready to walk her own path
- want to learn how to live in truth, passion and greatness
- thrive in a nurturing healing space
- are ready to make true and lasting change
- want to ignite the fire from within and shine

Each week we will mix open processing/discussions with an art activity and/or an experiential activity desiged to integrate the collective healing work we do. 

Some benefits to group work are:
- Groups provide a safety net
- Groups help you to relate to yourself and others in a heathier way
- Groups help you find your voice
- Groups help facilitate giving a receiving support
- Groups help you realize you are not alone
- Groups provide a sounding board
- Sharing and being seen in your vulnerability can be healing
- Groups can teach you about yourself
- Groups can help propel you forward in life

We will meet weekly for 5 weeks in Bend, address to be announced.

Shine will be facilitated by two Heart Centered Therapists who are passionate about and specialize in group work: 
Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC, QHHT
www.rootedandopen.com
and
Sara Beth Feley, LMFT, YTT, CT, Cranial Sacral Therapist
www.sarabethfeley.com

Investment $140
Some insurance like Blue Cross and First Choice accepted, 
please ask because if you have insurance we can give you a form to send in for reimbursement.
A nonrefundable deposit of $50 or full payment holds your place.
Payment Plans available upon request

To secure your spot, send a check to
Rooted&Open
21212 Limestone Ave, 
Bend, OR 97703

Please inquire with questions to rootedandopen@gmail.com 

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Circle-In: A Women's Circle
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Circle-In: A Women's Circle

Circle-in is a gathering place for women to be seen, heard, and grow. This is a free structure where each person who comes guides the direction of the group. This is about following where our collective path leads us and allowing the destination to be open.

No matter what happens it's important to know this women's circle will be a safe container where vulnerability can flourish in a healthy and nurturing way. The safer the container the deeper the connection. The deeper the connection the more vulnerability is available. The more vulnerability is available the bigger the healing.

When women authentically gather, deep connections begin to form, community starts to grow and wounds begin to heal. Join us in this beautiful healing magic.

About the facilitator:
Shanti is a counselor and trained group therapist. She has been facilitating groups for over 10 years. Over the course of her experience she has found that working with women in groups to be one of her greatest joys. She is constantly blown away by the power of group work. Not only does she get the gift of hearing the stories of brave women she gets the gift of learning from every women who comes to her group. She feels grateful to be given the privilege of holding sacred space for women.

$10 per drop in
pay at the door
cash or check made out to Rooted&Open

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Yoga for Men
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga for Men

YOGA FOR MEN

 

Yoga for men, is a class that is born out of a need for men to experience yoga with a practice designed specifically for the way men are built. This class is suitable for beginners and above.

Have you been curious about yoga but intimidated, or just felt it wasn't for you? If you work hard and play hard, have stress in your life, and you need a practice to keep you balanced and grounded, this may be the class for you!

We offer:

-Stability over flexibility

-Moving from the core

-Stress relief through pranayama breath control techniques, used by yogis, athletes, and US Navy SEALS

-Mobility through primal movement patterns developed over    2000 years ago

Each 60 minute class consists of pranayama, dynamic warm ups, and then moving through the asanas (postures). we will move at a pace that allows you to play the edges of your comfort in each pose in order to gain strength and mobility.

This develops functional strength that can be applied to your sport, passions, and life!
 

About the teacher

Jamie Foubister has been practicing yoga since the age of 13. He has practiced multiple styles including Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa flow. He earned his Integrative Yoga Therapy 200hr teacher training through True Nature Healing Arts, in Carbondale Colorado in 2011. Jamie has taught yoga in group and private classes in Colorado, Florida, and Oregon.

Jamie also draws heavily from his martial arts background. His philosophy for teaching, to quote the late great Bruce Lee, is, “absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own creation.”

$10 cash

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Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle

This 4-week workshop combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 45 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. This circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. Each week of the series will cover a different topic.
YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Leah Skinner, RYT, and RPYT. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques and postures to help support the body and mind during the transition to motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.
CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Childcare is available in the lobby during class for $5 per child.


ABOUT LEAH:
Leah moved to Bend in 2015 from Austin, TX where she was an environmental scientist. After moving to Bend, Leah moved into exclusively teaching prenatal yoga and birth education. She completed her prenatal yoga training with Yo Mama in Boulder, CO and her birth education teacher training with Yoga Way to Birth in Portland, OR. Leah is the proud mother of two girls. Her desire to work exclusively with mothers came quickly once she found her power becoming a mother herself. In her free time, Leah enjoys running and mountain biking as well as traveling the world with her husband and daughters. Leah teaches pain management techniques, mindfulness, and partner support during pregnancy and birth for Bend Area Birth Information.

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $17 and there are options for 5, 10 and 20 class cards as well as monthly memberships. Class cards include ALL classes at Tula Movement Arts and can be shared among family members. Family memberships are also available.

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Vibration Healing
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Vibration Healing

This is a monthly healing event open to men and women. It's a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work. 

The first hour will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through breath work and TRE (tension release exercises). No experience needed to learn these exercises. It's a safe and gentle exercise for all bodies. Click on this link to learn more about TRE (traumaprevention.com). If you already know TRE please join us, practicing in a group can bring out new powerful/healing expressions in your body. FYI TRE is a trademarked activity that only certified practitioners can teach.

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will do a guided meditation. Crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing using reiki and pranic, and shamanic drumming or hemi-sync music will be used during our time together to help guide and clear the energetic field. 

Time permitting, we will process and talk about what came up during our time together. 

$15

cash or check made out to Rooted&Open

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Expecting parents group
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Expecting parents group

Expecting Parents Group

Expectant mamas and partners! Come foster new friendships and build community at The Hive. Twice monthly we will meet to socialize, discuss subjects related to pregnancy, health, birth, postpartum, parenting a newborn to foster community and support. Hear from counselors, doulas, LMTs, chiropractors, acupuncturists, healers and other guest speakers. We will host guest speakers on occasion so you can gain knowledge about options for pregnancy support and learn new information on various subjects. Picnic style gathering, so bring your dinner if you like. Nursing children welcome.
This group is run by a counselor who specializes in working with moms and a midwife.
Hosted by Shanti O’Connor, MS, NCC, QHHt and Allegra Lilly, CPM, LDM (licensed homebirth midwife) 

Donations are greatly appreciated.
Suggested $5

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Yoga for Men
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga for Men

YOGA FOR MEN

 

Yoga for men, is a class that is born out of a need for men to experience yoga with a practice designed specifically for the way men are built. This class is suitable for beginners and above.

Have you been curious about yoga but intimidated, or just felt it wasn't for you? If you work hard and play hard, have stress in your life, and you need a practice to keep you balanced and grounded, this may be the class for you!

We offer:

-Stability over flexibility

-Moving from the core

-Stress relief through pranayama breath control techniques, used by yogis, athletes, and US Navy SEALS

-Mobility through primal movement patterns developed over    2000 years ago

Each 60 minute class consists of pranayama, dynamic warm ups, and then moving through the asanas (postures). we will move at a pace that allows you to play the edges of your comfort in each pose in order to gain strength and mobility.

This develops functional strength that can be applied to your sport, passions, and life!
 

About the teacher

Jamie Foubister has been practicing yoga since the age of 13. He has practiced multiple styles including Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa flow. He earned his Integrative Yoga Therapy 200hr teacher training through True Nature Healing Arts, in Carbondale Colorado in 2011. Jamie has taught yoga in group and private classes in Colorado, Florida, and Oregon.

Jamie also draws heavily from his martial arts background. His philosophy for teaching, to quote the late great Bruce Lee, is, “absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own creation.”

$10 cash

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 Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle

This 4-week workshop combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 45 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. This circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. Each week of the series will cover a different topic.
YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Leah Skinner, RYT, and RPYT. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques and postures to help support the body and mind during the transition to motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.
CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Childcare is available in the lobby during class for $5 per child.


ABOUT LEAH:
Leah moved to Bend in 2015 from Austin, TX where she was an environmental scientist. After moving to Bend, Leah moved into exclusively teaching prenatal yoga and birth education. She completed her prenatal yoga training with Yo Mama in Boulder, CO and her birth education teacher training with Yoga Way to Birth in Portland, OR. Leah is the proud mother of two girls. Her desire to work exclusively with mothers came quickly once she found her power becoming a mother herself. In her free time, Leah enjoys running and mountain biking as well as traveling the world with her husband and daughters. Leah teaches pain management techniques, mindfulness, and partner support during pregnancy and birth for Bend Area Birth Information.

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $17 and there are options for 5, 10 and 20 class cards as well as monthly memberships. Class cards include ALL classes at Tula Movement Arts and can be shared among family members. Family memberships are also available.

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Circle-In: A Women's Circle
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Circle-In: A Women's Circle

Circle-in is a gathering place for women to be seen, heard, and grow. This is a free structure where each person who comes guides the direction of the group. This is about following where our collective path leads us and allowing the destination to be open.

No matter what happens it's important to know this women's circle will be a safe container where vulnerability can flourish in a healthy and nurturing way. The safer the container the deeper the connection. The deeper the connection the more vulnerability is available. The more vulnerability is available the bigger the healing.

When women authentically gather, deep connections begin to form, community starts to grow and wounds begin to heal. Join us in this beautiful healing magic.

About the facilitator:
Shanti is a counselor and trained group therapist. She has been facilitating groups for over 10 years. Over the course of her experience she has found that working with women in groups to be one of her greatest joys. She is constantly blown away by the power of group work. Not only does she get the gift of hearing the stories of brave women she gets the gift of learning from every women who comes to her group. She feels grateful to be given the privilege of holding sacred space for women.

$10 per drop in
pay at the door
cash or check made out to Rooted&Open

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Yoga for Men
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga for Men

YOGA FOR MEN

 

Yoga for men, is a class that is born out of a need for men to experience yoga with a practice designed specifically for the way men are built. This class is suitable for beginners and above.

Have you been curious about yoga but intimidated, or just felt it wasn't for you? If you work hard and play hard, have stress in your life, and you need a practice to keep you balanced and grounded, this may be the class for you!

We offer:

-Stability over flexibility

-Moving from the core

-Stress relief through pranayama breath control techniques, used by yogis, athletes, and US Navy SEALS

-Mobility through primal movement patterns developed over    2000 years ago

Each 60 minute class consists of pranayama, dynamic warm ups, and then moving through the asanas (postures). we will move at a pace that allows you to play the edges of your comfort in each pose in order to gain strength and mobility.

This develops functional strength that can be applied to your sport, passions, and life!
 

About the teacher

Jamie Foubister has been practicing yoga since the age of 13. He has practiced multiple styles including Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa flow. He earned his Integrative Yoga Therapy 200hr teacher training through True Nature Healing Arts, in Carbondale Colorado in 2011. Jamie has taught yoga in group and private classes in Colorado, Florida, and Oregon.

Jamie also draws heavily from his martial arts background. His philosophy for teaching, to quote the late great Bruce Lee, is, “absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own creation.”

$10 cash

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 Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle

This 4-week workshop combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 45 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. This circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. Each week of the series will cover a different topic.
YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Leah Skinner, RYT, and RPYT. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques and postures to help support the body and mind during the transition to motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.
CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Childcare is available in the lobby during class for $5 per child.


ABOUT LEAH:
Leah moved to Bend in 2015 from Austin, TX where she was an environmental scientist. After moving to Bend, Leah moved into exclusively teaching prenatal yoga and birth education. She completed her prenatal yoga training with Yo Mama in Boulder, CO and her birth education teacher training with Yoga Way to Birth in Portland, OR. Leah is the proud mother of two girls. Her desire to work exclusively with mothers came quickly once she found her power becoming a mother herself. In her free time, Leah enjoys running and mountain biking as well as traveling the world with her husband and daughters. Leah teaches pain management techniques, mindfulness, and partner support during pregnancy and birth for Bend Area Birth Information.

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $17 and there are options for 5, 10 and 20 class cards as well as monthly memberships. Class cards include ALL classes at Tula Movement Arts and can be shared among family members. Family memberships are also available.

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Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle

This 4-week workshop combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 45 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. This circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. Each week of the series will cover a different topic.
YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Leah Skinner, RYT, and RPYT. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques and postures to help support the body and mind during the transition to motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.
CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Childcare is available in the lobby during class for $5 per child.


ABOUT LEAH:
Leah moved to Bend in 2015 from Austin, TX where she was an environmental scientist. After moving to Bend, Leah moved into exclusively teaching prenatal yoga and birth education. She completed her prenatal yoga training with Yo Mama in Boulder, CO and her birth education teacher training with Yoga Way to Birth in Portland, OR. Leah is the proud mother of two girls. Her desire to work exclusively with mothers came quickly once she found her power becoming a mother herself. In her free time, Leah enjoys running and mountain biking as well as traveling the world with her husband and daughters. Leah teaches pain management techniques, mindfulness, and partner support during pregnancy and birth for Bend Area Birth Information.

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $17 and there are options for 5, 10 and 20 class cards as well as monthly memberships. Class cards include ALL classes at Tula Movement Arts and can be shared among family members. Family memberships are also available.

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Birth Tellers
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Birth Tellers

Birth Tellers is a community storytelling event for mothers, fathers, and birthworkers. We would love to highlight all the ways in which women give birth in our community. We hope to hear stories from fathers, grandparents and birthworkers as well as from mothers. 

There will be about 5-10 storytellers sharing his/her experience of birth. Each story will range between 10-20 minutes. The last 30 minutes will be used for an open discussion and questions from the audience. 

If you are interested in sharing your story please email rootedandopen@gmail.com. Once a short written description is emailed you will be notified if your story has been chosen to share at this event. No storytelling experience needed.


$15 at the door

 

 

 

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Circle-In: A Women's Circle
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Circle-In: A Women's Circle

Circle-in is a gathering place for women to be seen, heard, and grow. This is a free structure where each person who comes guides the direction of the group. This is about following where our collective path leads us and allowing the destination to be open.

No matter what happens it's important to know this women's circle will be a safe container where vulnerability can flourish in a healthy and nurturing way. The safer the container the deeper the connection. The deeper the connection the more vulnerability is available. The more vulnerability is available the bigger the healing.

When women authentically gather, deep connections begin to form, community starts to grow and wounds begin to heal. Join us in this beautiful healing magic.

About the facilitator:
Shanti is a counselor and trained group therapist. She has been facilitating groups for over 10 years. Over the course of her experience she has found that working with women in groups to be one of her greatest joys. She is constantly blown away by the power of group work. Not only does she get the gift of hearing the stories of brave women she gets the gift of learning from every women who comes to her group. She feels grateful to be given the privilege of holding sacred space for women.

$10 per drop in
pay at the door
cash or check made out to Rooted&Open

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Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle
May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Postnatal Yoga/Women's Circle

This 4-week workshop combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 45 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. This circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. Each week of the series will cover a different topic.
YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Leah Skinner, RYT, and RPYT. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques and postures to help support the body and mind during the transition to motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.
CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Childcare is available in the lobby during class for $5 per child.


ABOUT LEAH:
Leah moved to Bend in 2015 from Austin, TX where she was an environmental scientist. After moving to Bend, Leah moved into exclusively teaching prenatal yoga and birth education. She completed her prenatal yoga training with Yo Mama in Boulder, CO and her birth education teacher training with Yoga Way to Birth in Portland, OR. Leah is the proud mother of two girls. Her desire to work exclusively with mothers came quickly once she found her power becoming a mother herself. In her free time, Leah enjoys running and mountain biking as well as traveling the world with her husband and daughters. Leah teaches pain management techniques, mindfulness, and partner support during pregnancy and birth for Bend Area Birth Information.

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $17 and there are options for 5, 10 and 20 class cards as well as monthly memberships. Class cards include ALL classes at Tula Movement Arts and can be shared among family members. Family memberships are also available.

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Womyn's Moon Lodge
Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Womyn's Moon Lodge

Go within and nurture the self in a community of wise womyn.
Womyn's Moon Lodge is a gathering place of ancient feminine wisdom, where womyn gather to inspire, encourage and heal.

$10 cash/check at the event.

21212 Limestone Ave., Bend

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