Tag archives: DiviniTree

Socially Distant Ecstatic Dancing
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 21, 2020

Also taking to the great outdoors this week is the Santa Barbara Ecstatic Dance Co-op, which features music programmed by members of the community who are encouraged to express themselves through their choices of songs, rhythms, and beats. Its last dance took place at Divinitree Yoga studio the first Friday in March before bowing to […]

Santa Barbara Yoga Fest Feeds your Soul… and the Hungry
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 14, 2020

Enjoy a full day of yoga with a wide swath of Santa Barbara County yoga teachers from Carpinteria to Santa Maria – including many of your favorites and lots of chances to practice with someone new – in a special participatory benefit to raise money for the Santa Barbara County Foodbank, whose goal is “moving […]

Discount at DiviniTree
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 23, 2020

DiviniTree Yoga, the studio located across the street from city hall in downtown Santa Barbara, doesn’t have any workshops planned over our next week, and also doesn’t offer as many different streaming classes in the time of COVID-19 as its two main competitors. But newbies to the virtual studio can sample all of them for […]

Downtime to set up streaming at DiviniTree
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 19, 2020

DiviniTree Yoga went one step further to make “the conscious choice” to temporarily close its physical studio and switch to offering classes online. “This was the most challenging and gut-wrenching decision I’ve ever had to make as a small business owner,” wrote owner Jill Agonias. “I know for a fact that yoga and this supportive […]

Meetup Minis
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 9, 2020

The SB Psychedelic Integration Circle serves as a place to discuss experiences with entheogens, psychedelics, and plant medicines as well as explore insights and get information to understand how the plants can guide, change, or transform. The circle of support is to integrate via group and individual work to discuss and explore experiences with altered […]

Moved to Write
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 26, 2019

Elizabeth Schwyzer developed Write from the Body – a creative writing workshop that explores the intersections between language and physical experience – back when the Santa Barbaran was practicing dance and serving as an arts writer at the Independent before moving, marrying, and starting to raise children. Now Schwyzer – who holds degrees in art […]

Healing Touch: Everything’s Coming up Rosen
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 24, 2019

It might seem counterintuitive to consider as a spiritual practice a healing modality that looks like it largely consists of massage-like touch with a little bit of talking. The Rosen Method, after all, was developed in the early 1980s by a former physical therapist named Marion Rosen. The bodywork is based on the concept that […]

‘Loving’ and ‘Leap’-ing at the Luke
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 26, 2019

The Marjorie Luke Theatre, which earlier this month began its own ongoing series on spirituality and healing called Mind, Body & Soul, is now also the home for events from the Santa Barbara Consciousness Network. Next up is Dr. Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., the famed author, personal growth and relationships expert and speaker who, alone or […]

Summer Spirituality at SBCC
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 27, 2019

The community college’s School of Extended Learning slims down for the season, but still manages to offer a sizeable swath of learning opportunities, including a number of ones in the areas of spirituality and personal growth. To wit, two two-hour teachings from Dr. David Cumes, the veteran local urologist and surgeon who also happens to […]

Intuitive Arts Tasting in Paradise
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 14, 2019

Paradise Found, the 33-year-old bookstore and boutique across the public library in downtown Santa Barbara, hosts an afternoon of readings at a special Spring Equinox sampler. The Vernal Equinox, with day and night in perfect balance, marks a period of new growth offering a potent and fruitful opportunity for seekers of clarity. Accordingly, five intuitive […]

A Month of Sundays: New Meditation Series at DiviniTree
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 27, 2018

DiviniTree Santa Barbara, which is entering its first New Year since undergoing a change in ownership, is launching right into 2019 with a new meditation sampler series. “A Year of Centering,” which takes place over four consecutive Sundays, January 6-27, is designed to offer a wide-ranging set of essential tools and insights to integrate into […]

Yoga in the Wild
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 20, 2018

There is no dearth of yoga studios in Santa Barbara, although the landscape is frequently changing. On the other hand, the possibilities are only as limited as the great outdoors. Wild Yoga Santa Barbara has been hosting events amid nature all around town over the last year, with locations including an all-levels class on East […]

Sound Advice for Healing
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 23, 2018

DiviniTree, the yoga studio just steps from State Street in the heart of downtown across from De La Guerra Plaza, has new owners – and a new attitude toward events. A Breath Work & Sound Healing Workshop, slated for this Saturday, August 18, offers participants the opportunity to harness the power of their own breath […]

Encountering Blissful Eternity with EntheoMedicine
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 19, 2018

Back in 2016, EntheoMedicine founder Jacqueline Lopez not only had no interest or experience with psychedelic substances for medicine or any other uses, she was actively opposed. “I thought people who did this stuff were kind of crazy, probably living on the street because they were hooked on it,” she recalled. “Coming from Brazil, where […]