August 2nd – 5-5:45pm – Mindful Gratitude Class – Join Nikki Kerth for this Mindful Gratitude Practice. Free to Dallas Yoga Center members, $5 for anyone else. Dallas Yoga Center, 4545 Lemmon Ave, Suite 305, Dallas. For more information, click here.
August 3rd – 6:30-8:30pm – Shamanic Drum Healing and Gong Meditation – Join Kenny Kolter and Laura Barsotti for a New class at Blue! Drumming and rattling are ancient ways of centering and creating energy through the sound and vibration of the instruments. The steady rhythm of the drum beat offers a cathartic healing that aligns with our bodies, minds and spirits. With rightful intention, we can ground the drum beat into our thoughts and transform them into actions and beliefs. Join us in this powerful ceremony. You will receive a drum healing, as well as be a participant and witness to others healing in a sacred place of prayer and spirit. Please bring a rattle if you have one. Cost is $35. Blue Anjou, 427 W Main St, Lewisville. For more information, click here.
August 3rd – 7-8:30pm – Ecstatic Poetry – Join us for our regular first Friday Ecstatic Poetry reading. We will gather in circle and read the great works of Rumi, Hafiz, Tagore and other mystics who have shined their Light to help us find our way home. You can read from our books or bring your own. If you write poetry, bring it and share it. Please join us and experience this deep dive into the mysticism of poetry. This is another of our community events that we offer to anyone who may be interested. There is never a charge for our community events. Donations are accepted. We hope you will join us. Sun Yoga Center, 101 S Coit Rd, Suite 327, Richardson. For more information, click here.
August 4th – 2-4pm – Restorative Yoga and Meditation – Restorative Yoga is a yoga practice that consists of 5-6 poses supported by props. The purpose is to renew and restore the central nervous system to pre-stress levels. Poses include some twists, gentle backbends and forward folds- all supported by props! Come join us for an active rest day in the Life Time yoga studio! Cost is $25. Life Time Athletic, 10761 Founders Way, Fort Worth. For more information, click here.
August 4th – 4-5:30pm – Fundamentals of Yin Yoga | A Workshop – Are you new to yin yoga and curious about learning more? Have you been enjoying your yin yoga practice and want to go deeper into the art? Either way, this is the workshop you have been waiting for. Join studio director and yoga educator Amanda Dunnavant for this special 90 minute event as she delves into the fundamentals and imagery of yin. Yin incorporates lengthened postural holds, helping to balance the yang energy on a deep level, bringing release to the joints, ligaments, bones and emotions. The workshop will include lecture, practice + guided imagery meditation designed to bring awareness to the meaningful symbols that exist within us and our life experiences. The Refuge Meditation, 4140 Commerce Street, #206, Dallas. For more information and to purchase a ticket, click here.
August 5th – 11am-12pm – Kitten Yin Yoga – Be in the “meow” during Kitten Yoga! Operation Kindness, Lovage Inc. and Deep Ellum Yoga have teamed up to bring you this one-of-kind, furry and fun yoga class. Practice your cat pose with the real masters: KITTENS! Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time, so it’s great for beginners. The class will be taught by a teacher from Deep Ellum Yoga studio, and the space is cool and calm: comfortable and fun for the kittens! Cost is $30 and tickets will sell out. Rossi Park, 136 Glass Street, Dallas. To register, click here.
August 5th – 5:30-7pm – Kundalini Yoga – Kundalini Yoga returns to awaken your consciousness through postures, breath work, sound, meditation & relaxation. Treat your mind, body & spirit. You deserve it! All levels are WELCOME! Epiphysis – Holistic Healing and Education Center, 431 W Main Street, Denton. For more information, click here.
August 8th – 8-9am – Subtle Body Energy + Meditation | A Workshop – Energy is. We all get the feels, right? Your body recognizes many subtle energy shifts – the sensation of someone looking at you, the focus of a ‘runner’s high’, the butterflies of excited anticipation – experiencing each one and interpreting to provide you additional information about the content of the present moment. Join studio owner Rachel R Fox at 8am on 8/8 for 60 minutes of exploration into what these currents are, how they operate, practices to harness your own internal forces and a closing crystal meditation to facilitate the experience of these shifts inside for yourself. Come because you’ve always felt like you were a healer, leave confident that you’re a few self-aware steps further in the journey there! **Workshop includes a basic whole-body crystal healing starter set! The Refuge Meditation, 4140 Commerce Street, #206, Dallas. For more information and to purchase a ticket, click here.
August 8th – 6-7pm – Fresh Face Showcase with Angela – We’re hosting a complimentary yoga class in Deep Ellum on Wednesday, July 25th (6pm, CST) with Angela. This community class is open to all levels of yoga experience, and will be a great way for you to meet new friends and get connected into our Deep Ellum Yoga community! Please make plans to arrive early, bring a mat and a smile. And don’t forget to invite your friends to a carpool. Deep Ellum Yoga, 108 S Crowdus St, Dallas. For more information, click here.
August 9th – 6:30-8pm – Slow Mindful Yoga with Gong – Gong Meditation and Tibetan bowl session with Kenny Kolter. Kenny approaches a gong meditation with a subtle rhythmic quality, teasing out the vast array of tones, harmonics and shimmering nuances that reside within the instrument. The result is that these sonic, mystical characteristics provide a vehicle for quieting the mind and body. Yogis can be in restorative poses while Kenny and Mary will be placing Tibetan bowls on their feet, lower back and shoulders. The Yoga Retreat, 2125 W Southlake Blvd, Suite 325, Southlake. For more information and to register, click here.
August 10th-12th – Mindfulness for Teens Teacher Training– Mindfulness practices for teens to empower them to create a strong mind, a brave heart, a wise body and a noble spirit. Join them for their 20 hour Mindfulness for Teens Teacher Training YACEP. It is presented by Phyllis Smith and Tida Chambers of Live Free Yoga. This training will benefit anyone who works with adolescents and teens between the ages of 13-18 including educators, counselors, yoga teachers, youth leaders and parents. You will learn how to make a big impact on teenagers during one of the most pivotal and challenging times of their lives. Sign up now! www.livefreeyoga.com
August 10th – 6:30-8pm – Yoga Nidra and Sound Therapy Workshop – Join Kenny and Lauren for the ultimate in nourishing rest. This session will include a guided Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep, with therapeutic sound vibrations. The session will begin with a guided meditation to center your energy and focus the mind while bathed in vibrations from Kenny’s gongs. Then we will explore different breathing techniques to more deeply settle into the space. Your body will be surrounded by sound – both inner and outer waves of vibrations. Lauren will then guide you on exploration of the inner landscape with guided imagery and instructions (Yoga Nidra) to slowly release tension in the body, step by step as you recline on a nest of blankets and bolsters. Yoga Nidra is the art of leading the body and mind into a dream-like state without losing full awareness. It has been shown to be a powerful way to guide the brain out of Beta waves (more alert, anxious) into Alpha waves (more mindful, relaxed). Many have said that a small amount of Yoga Nidra is as beneficial as many hours of sleep. Once you are lulled into this dreamy state, you’ll have the opportunity to more deeply connect with the magical vibrations of the gongs, bowls, and chimes. You’ll awaken feeling a sense of renewal and bliss in every cell of the body. Come unwind, and completely let go of stress with this winning combination. Cost is $35 ten days prior to the event, $45 after. Dallas Yoga Center, 4545 Lemmon Ave, Suite 305, Dallas. For more information, click here.
August 11th – 2-4pm – SavannaSerenades – SavannaSerenades is a unique event combing Sound Healing Therapy & Kundalini Yoga knowledge to create an all-encompassing healing event. We will start with a Kundalini movement, moving our bodies in a way that we connect with our higher selves. Using ancient knowledge of body movements & breath work techniques that put the body into a state of full relaxation & openness. We will then move into a long Savasana where our healing journey will begin. I will be using Vibrational Sound Therapy which uses the different tonalities of sound to create healing vibrations in the body. I do this with the modalities of cello, gong, & vocal tonalities. I will also use Holographic Sound Healing by Paul Hubbert. Which uses High Vibrational tones to download higher vibrational colors onto the body, Light through Sound therapy. We will embark on a journey where you will awake feeling relaxed, re-centered, & recharged. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Raja Yoga, 2483 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth. For more information, click here.
August 11th – 3-5pm – Sacred Cacao Ceremony – Come take a journey into your heart space. The transformative properties of cacao assist with the opening, awakening and healing of the heart. David Sunshine will guide a magical afternoon layered with intention setting and personal exploration to dive deep into your own heart wisdom. Prepare yourself for a full sensory immersion into your inner heart landscape and discover new awareness of your own personal journey through sacred cacao ceremony, heart meditation, somatic movement and sound therapy. Dallas Yoga Center, 4545 Lemmon Ave, Suite 305, Dallas. For more information and to register, click here.
August 14th – 7:30-9pm – Meditation, Mediumship & More – Marsha Denise will offer an ongoing class on a variety of topics. Some of the topics include: finding a deeper means of meditation, entering a trance-like state, embracing mediumship, opening Akashic Records and more. Cost is $20. SoulTopia, 3414 Midcourt Rd, Suite 100, Carrollton. For more information, click here.
August 16th – 7-9pm – Sacred Rhythms Drum Circle – Powerful Drum Circle every third Thursday at the beautiful Unity of Dallas Fellowship Hall. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Kid friendly, drug and alcohol free. This month we groove to some powerful healing beats taught in the old world and used for cleansing and clearing. All out drum JAM!!! Up to 30 drums and instruments provided or feel free to bring your fav! Suggested love donation of $10 to help us pay for space rental. Come play with us! Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, Dallas. For more information, click here.
August 16th – 9-10am – Goat Yoga Richardson – Come and get your yoga on in our North Dallas backyard while our pet goats graze and jump around (or on) you! Come and snuggle with the newest and the smallest additions to our urban farm! Cost is $22. Goat Yoga Richardson, 446 Highland Blvd, Richardson. For more details and to register, click here.
August 18th – 9-11am – Beginner’s Acro Yoga with Dallas Fitness Ambassadors – Join Fitness Ambassadors for our second beginner’s acro yoga class at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Saturday, August 18th at 9am. Class will be led by An Trương Do (@an_solo_) from Deep Ellum Yoga. This event is open to all levels of experience. Partners are NOT a requirement, as you’ll be learning from within a group setting. Please bring your mat, sunscreen and water. There will be assistants to help you fly! Check in begins at 830a with class to start promptly at 9am. After class, stick around for refreshments, bites, and happy hour specials at Coal Vines on Lamar. Parking will be validated and is available in the underground garage beneath the restaurants. There is an entrance right next to Cafe Herrera. Tickets are $15. Omni Dallas Hotel. For more information, click here.
August 18th – 12:30-3pm – Inversions & Arm Balances Workshop – Join Christopher for an empowering workshop to develop your yoga practice from the hands up. Christopher is a yogi and a performer who will guide you through the anatomy and the why/how flight becomes possible. Whether you are beginner or advanced you will walk away with a larger vocabulary of meticulously expressed postures (and how to make them stable)! Limited Availability. Sign up today! Cost is $50. YogaSport, 4140 Lemmon Ave, Suite 280, Dallas. For more information and to register, click here.
August 19th – 12-6pm – SoulTopia Sensation: Tarot Time & Fashion Show – Join us for this free entrance, unique theme-filled day of insights and excitement & a tarot mini fashion show. Come dressed as your favorite major arcana card. It just might land you the $100 grand prize reward for the most deserving costume. SoulTopia, 3414 Midcourt Rd, Suite 100, Carrollton. For the full schedule and more information, click here.
August 19th – 1:30-3:30pm – Moving into Stillness with Music + Meditation with Ricky Tran – Join Master Yogi Ricky Tran for a well-rounded flow with modifications for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners. Yoga is best understood when the body is still and the mind is quiet, so we will be moving into stillness with asana and vinyasa and ending with music and meditation. Be ready to step outside your comfort zone in order to grow happier and healthier. All levels welcome. Expect to work hard and enjoy the bliss at the end! Cost is $45. Uptown Yoga, 6800 Windhaven Pkwy, The Colony. For more information and to register, click here.
August 25th – 12-2pm – Pug Yoga – Come enjoy some “downward dog” time at our event benefiting DFW Pug Rescue! Join Arlington Yoga Center, New Main Brewing Company, and DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc. for an exciting afternoon full of giggles and licks…oh, and a little yoga! This class will be held INDOORS and is family-friendly! Tickets are $27.03. New Main Brewing Company, 3533 Marathon Street, Pantego. For more information and to register, click here.
August 25th – 1-5pm – Neti, Neti, The Yoga of Observation and Radical Acceptance – In this 4 hour, donation based seminar, Rev. Michael Gadway and Dr. Eric Cameron Dafoe will share the enduring and liberating psychology of Yoga and the practice of Radical Acceptance which teach us how to live effectively and freely in this world without restrictions. Ananda Dallas Center, 4901 Keller Springs Road, Suite 103, Addison. For more information and to register, click here.
August 26th – 2:30-5:30pm – Dream Board Workshop with Dawn Maynor – Consciously Create your LIFE! In this 3 hour workshop you will begin with a meditation to open your heart and mind that anything is possible. Coming out of that you will list your 5 top Passions in life, and then create the visual portion on a board. Dawn Maynor will also share her own personal stories and show you how to use the board in your daily life. We will supply magazines, scissors, glue, and poster board. If there are supplies you would like to use, bring them! Maybe you have started a dream board and are stuck – bring it with you! Cost is $40 or $35/each with a friend. Blue Anjou, 427 W Main St, Lewisville. For more information, click here.
Save the Date:
September 6th – 7:30-9:30pm- Screening of “Mantra Sounds Into Silence” – Debbie Simon will be hosting the screening of the film “Mantra Sounds into Silence” – a documentary that charts the history, effect and phenomenon of chanting. This is a film about spirituality not religion. It’s about people reconnecting with their truest selves and finding meaning in life. I hope you will join me and reserve your tickets today so I can confirm the screening. I believe in the power of this film and look forward to experiencing it together with you. Tickets are $12 each. AMC Highland Village. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
October 12th-14th – 5pm – The Rhythms of Fire – Yoga of Sacred Rhythm/Tribal Movement – Join us at this magnificent piece of Native Texas as Amber Johnson and Ryan Taylor host you at our soul created retreat based on the Yoga of rhythm and movement. Our Ancestors believed thousands of years ago that the initial way or means of communicating with the Spirits and the Divine was thru movement and mimicking nature thru the veil to the Other World. The Sonic Driver guiding the people to their Spirits was the rhythmic cues and pulsating rhythms of the drum.
As the drums are driving and guiding your senses to movement, your kundalini begins to awaken. Your Serpentine Fire spreads upward flirting with your primal energy moving up to the Seven Pedals of our Soul. The aim of the yoga then being to rouse this serpent, lift her head, and bring her up a subtle nerve or channel of the spine to the so-called “thousand-petaled lotus” (Sahasrara) at the crown of the head…She, rising from the lowest to the highest lotus center will pass through and wake the five between, and with each waking, the psychology and personality of the practitioner will be altogether and fundamentally transformed.” With the known power of these two elements we would be honored to combine them for you at The Rhythms of Fire Tribal Movement and Sacred Drumming Retreat in beautiful Glen Rose, TX. Your retreat will include a majestic ranch will all the amenities. Two ranch houses with fully stocked kitchens, fridge and grill. To bring out the communal feel, we’re organizing a community pot luck meal set up. Bring whatever your stomach desires to cook, grill slice and dice. As a community we’ll create meals and dishes for those who wish using the grub we’ve brought as a family. High Hope Ranch, Glen Rose, TX. For more information, click here.
November 10th – 10am-6pm- Cosmic Yogi Festival – Join us for the 3rd Cosmic Yogi Festival! Featuring more than 24 yoga and meditation classes, 65+ vendors, goat yoga, aerial yoga, drum circles, food trucks, goody bags and so much more. Addison Conference & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Rd, Addison. To stay in the loop of new information, follow us on Facebook!
December 3rd-7th – 8:30am-5:30pm- 5-Day Yoga, Purpose and Action 2.0 – This training includes Embodied Mysticism, Trauma, Voice of Chance, Embodied Social justice and Purpose & Action. The arch of this training begins with a personal inquiry about the ways you have been shaped by your life experiences and how you see the world and participate. For more information and pricing, visit www.thematyogastudio.com.