Hosted by Diana Christinson
at PAYS & PHWC
Join us for a celebration of community and the New Year at one of our favorite Shala traditions- The Annual Holiday Potluck! This will be our first year we rejoice in the wonder of BOTH vibrant communities- Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala AND Pacific Health and Wellness Center! Let us gather in love, light and gratitude as we celebrate letting go of that which no longer serves us and leaning in to new possibilities in 2020. Please bring a healthy snack or beverage to share! We hope you will join us in celebrating our expanding community. All are welcome at this family-friendly event!
Hosted by Mitch Metzner, PhD, Chaplain, Amedisys
Learn how to care for your grief through gratitude while others are celebrating the holidays. Navigating the holidays can be stressful when we are bereaved. The joy and happiness of the season may also trigger feelings of loneliness and loss while others around us go on with their lives. Gratitude is a key for unlocking our suffering and mending a broken heart so that the pain of loss can be bearable and softened with hope.
Hosted by Staci Bina
Do you want to light while watching kids SHINE?! Come get certified at Karma Kid's Yoga Teacher Training with Staci Bina, founder of Bala Shala, yoga for kids, and learn to teach kids yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathing and so much more. Whether you are a parent, an educator, a yoga teacher, or someone who just loves kids, this training is a pricless addition to your work. Come play!
The Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program, hosted by Bala Shala, is for anyone who loves working with children. This course will provide fun-filled engaging, and original ideas that are beneficial for all ages.
Experience our interactive asanas as you learn over 500 yoga poses, partner poses, group poses, yoga games, and activities, creative breathing exercises, relaxation and visualization techniques, classroom management skills and more for sharing yoga with toddlers through teenagers! Learn how to balance structured and freedom within your classes while encouraging kids to find their inner peace.
Join us and find your inner-child all over again as you learn, practice, teach, discuss, laugh, and play in this extraordinary and comprehensive workshop.
Hosted by Diana Christinson
Seeking increased energy, creativity and spiritual growth this year? Interested in dissolving "bad fat around the waist," as Guruji would say? Join Diana for an introduction to Intermittent Fasting and set your intention for a 30-day personal research project. Participants will explore how their body responds to 1 of 5 different types of Intermittent Fasting models over a month-long period. We will discuss the many health benefits of this intentionally-timed eating practice, as well as easy, user-friendly ways to stay committed over the 30 days. This learning opportunity will include both education and support from Diana and fellow participants, with optional weekly meet-up groups to share progress, challenges, and observed shifts (dates TBD).
January 11 from 11:00am-1:00pm
February 8 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Center
Sign ups available on Event Calendar Page
With Kasper van der Meulen
Wednesday October 23,2019
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Click here to sign-up on our Calendar of Events page
A biohackers' guide to mastering your nervous system and optimising your lifestyle.
In this workshop, Kasper van der Meulen will take you on a journey through your own physiology and teach you to gain deeper control over your nervous system. The modern world puts a constant strain on our mind and body and stress seems to be a constant threat. But is doesn’t have to be this way! With some simple tweaks in the way you understand your own body, mind and breath, stress can become a superpower. This is not about pushing through the pain or hacking yourself into oblivion, but about deeply understanding the workings of human nature and using it to re-learn self care in the deepest sense of the word.
Kasper will demystify the latest scientific understandings of human biology as it relates to self-optimisation and state management. You will learn easy-to-implement breathing protocols, lifehacks and mental techniques to access states of flow, focus, productivity, rest, regeneration, sleep and joy.
Kasper has a background as a science teacher and has transformed himself from being burned out, depressed, overweight and unhappy to living a lifestyle of personal freedom and optimal health.
He wrote his amazon bestseller “MindLift - Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind” in just 30 days and and co-founded a human performance center called “Move Lift Act Breathe” where he tinkers with all things biohacking, breathing and human optimisation. His teaching style sparkles with engaging storytelling, “in-plain-English” scientific explanations and powerful techniques. Also be prepared for the “occasional" pun or dad joke.
With Karen Awad
Let the healing vibrations of my Ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls free you.
Saturday August 31
11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Wellness Center #209
Let the healing vibrations of my Ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls free you of mental clutter, release your everyday stress, restore your vibrancy, and feed something that you know needs feeding and can’t quite ever satisfy.
No packing, airports or travel stress … with Vacation for the Soul you are guided back to your place of ease, joy and strength as you relax deeply and are rejuvenated.
Many of my clients tell me that they feel they went on vacation after experiencing my Sacred Sound, and so I invite you to take a vacation on Saturday August 31.
During “your trip” you get to deeply relax as you experience oscillating waves of coherent and beautiful sound moving through you. I will guide you through a soothing and restorative imagery as the whole harmonics of these Sacred Ancient Bowls take you to that calm and centered place deep inside you.
What to Bring
Please arrive 15 minutes before we begin so you can receive a personal attunement with the Sacred Bowls. Also, please bring a yoga mat or blanket to lay on as well as a pillow and light blanket to cover you if you desire.
With Sandhiya Ramaswamy
Sunday, August 18
2:00 - 5:00
An invitation to rest, to heal and rejuvenate - deeply. An afternoon of guided meditation, visualization and a journey into deep and powerful relaxation. Working with our energy centers of transformation and healing - Chakras with sacred primordial sounds (bija mantras) using the powerful sound of our own voice. Sacred oils and healing crystals to elevate our meditative experience. Go within deeply like never before to experience deep peace, serenity and healing with these ancient practices and rituals.
Investment $50 includes all the above plus warm healing cups of my herbal tea elixir and a special gift to take home with you.
This workshop is for and about YOU...
Hosted by Melanie Larinde
Saturday, August 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala
34700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 205 Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Call 949.683.1630 or Melanie.Larinde@gmail.com
Experience, Tradition, and Innovation come together in this unique healing workshop. You will learn how to:
When was the last time you made YOU a priority? Only when we dedicate time to take care of and love ourselves, can we then take care of and extend our love to others.
Whether you are a current Yoga practitioner, a non- Yoga practitioner, or are ready to move to the next phase of your life, you are invited and encouraged to join us.
It’s time for round two!
Troy Eckert of @radicalvoyage will be leading another HeartMath Workshop at Pacific Ashtanga on July 30th from 6-8pm.
The HeartMath tools are designed to help us self regulate and manage our energy so we are better prepared to handle our daily life stresses. The cool thing is if you have a difficult time sitting and meditating, these simple and easily accessible tools and techniques can be done anywhere and at any time.
Troy will go deep into the benefits of this science-based system to learn how to connect more intimately with our hearts intelligence and deeper intuition. HeartMath has been extremely successful in improving the quality of life for countless people in all walks of life and the results are incredible. By adopting a more heart-based way of living we can all do our part to create a more compassionately connected world.
If you’re interested in attending please DM Troy or email him at email@example.com.
You can also find more info on Troy's website
Medicinal Aromatherapy Weekend Intensive
with Karen Moe, Certified Instructor
July 27 & 28,
9am - 6pm
or November 9 & 10
9am - 6pm
At Pacific Health & Wellness Center #209
To Register Contact Karen at