Tag archives: workshop

The Community Arts Workshop is Ready to Hang
By Zach Rosen   |   November 22, 2021

Whether it’s for a holiday gift or just something for yourself, the upcoming show, Ready to Hang, will have what you are looking for. This one-day pop-up art show will be held at the Community Arts Workshop (631 Garden St.) on Saturday, November 20, from 4-7 pm. The event is organized by Santa Barbara-based artist […]

Meetups in Cyberspace
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 7, 2020

Elissa Amina’s Sufi Yoga classes are continuing through May as an opportunity to explore breathwork, yoga, and meditation while invoking the divine qualities to open the heart to expansive states, and bring healing on a cellular level. Amina teaches a combination of yogas including Kundalini, Yin, Naam and Hatha, plus Pure Heart, Pure Body, and […]

Write Your Way to Connection
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 30, 2020

Jenny Boyar’s Sunday Writing Series at Yoga Soup – which takes place the first Sunday of the month May-July, stems from the premise that writing can turn things that feel intangible and difficult into something tangible while also allowing us to invite others into our experience, something especially valuable in moments of isolation. The primary […]

Sheltering in Love Workshop
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 30, 2020

Barbara Rose Sherman – a Yoga Alliance E-RYT-500 Certified Instructor who is also a UCLA Trained Mindfulness Facilitator (TMF) and UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Practices affiliated instructor as well as a Certified Meditation Teacher (CMT) – invites everyone to join her online to nourish and nurture yourself during the coronavirus crisis. Sherman will lead a restorative […]

Music as Medicine in Troubling Times
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 16, 2020

If the coronavirus hadn’t turned so quickly into a pandemic, Mick and Tess Pulver would likely have been back in Santa Barbara earlier this month to conduct a “Song of the Soul” workshop, a two-day exploration to find “the song inside you that’s just waiting to break out.” The weekend event is a truncated version […]

Power-Ful Practice Still Taking Place
By Tim Buckley   |   March 19, 2020

Power of Your Om, located upstairs at 1221 State Street down the hall from SOhO, is still maintaining its full schedule as of Monday night. The only adjustment is in reducing the capacity from 49 to 20, and also offering live streaming of some of the classes for home practice as well. Sunday’s upcoming Yoga […]

Morse Code of Healing
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 12, 2020

Santa Barbara-based author and healer Elizabeth Morse wrote the alternative health book that’s also part self-help and part spiritual guide called Your Best Health by Friday: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, PTSD, and Chronic Illness. The book explains the commonalities of all illnesses and provides action steps for people to heal, based on […]

Studio Special Events
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 5, 2020

Amardeep Kaur leads a Kundalini Yoga & Gong Experience – featuring sound healing, mantra chanting, and movement to assist in centering, grounding, and “awakening to the indescribable ecstasy of life” – from 7-8:30 pm on Friday, March 6, at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center ($20)… Also this week at SBYC: Sequences for Well-Being in a […]

Free Yoga… from the Ground Up
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 5, 2020

Sierra Nolan‘s free Yoga 101 Workshop: Foundations of Yoga is designed for first-timers, beginners or those who want to dig deeper into the yoga tradition and fine-tune their primary yoga asanas (poses). The two-hour session, slated for 1-3 pm on Saturday, March 7, at Divinitree Santa Barbara downtown, provides a non-intimidating environment to ask any […]

Leading From Within
By Zach Rosen   |   February 27, 2020

It is well known that the area hosts a plethora of nonprofits, covering many needs and missions. There tends to be a large focus on supporting the mission of the nonprofit and often times there is not as much consideration given to the leaders actually running the organization. Nonprofits are known to have a high […]

Soup’s on
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 20, 2020

Yoga Soup’s weekend workshops begin with Relational Attunement, the theme for the next installment of the bi-monthly Authentic Relating Games. Leader Damian Gallagher will offer a series of “games” that offer experiences in “How Me transitions into We,” diving into the differences when we are attuned to each of us in the space as a […]

Mining the “Real Wealth”
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 20, 2020

Unity of Santa Barbara six-month engagement with Rev. Phil Smedstad – who was ordained as a Unity minister in 1976 and has founded churches in Hawaii and Texas and led others in Florida, New Mexico, and North Carolina, and now serves as a consultant – ended late last year. But his monthly weekend workshops proved […]

‘Going for Refuge’ at Bodhi Path
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 20, 2020

It’s not too late to join the Mission Street Buddhist Center’s new two-year program of long weekend immersions to fully explore the path of awakening – in fact, the entire program is geared toward entering the curriculum at any time. “Going for Refuge – A Journey Toward Trust and Immutable Confidence,” which takes place 10 […]

Horsing Around for Connection
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 13, 2020

The new Connect with Horses, Connect with Yourself Meetup finally has its first gathering this weekend: an introductory Self-Care & Self-Love Workshop in Santa Ynez that is open to anyone interested in deepening their self-love and creating sustainable practices for self-care via observing and interacting with gentled mustangs. Certified Equus and Experiential Life Coach Rebekah […]

Pranayama Practice
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 13, 2020

White Lotus Yoga Center hosts its second weekend event of the year, a respiratory relief retreat called The Pranayama Conspiracy. The heart centered yoga retreat weekend workshop taking place February 14-16 is all about consciously honoring breath, which enlightened yogis have practiced and perfected for centuries. Co-leaders Ganga White and Tracey Rich will show participants […]

Dreams and How Spirit Guides Script Them
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 6, 2020

Dave Cumes, M.D., leads a two-hour workshop that applies the Shamanic method of dream interpretation in which a psychological interpretation of dreams is seriously limited. To shamans, dreams are often “instructional” in nature and are a gateway to a field of non-localized space/time information through which our spirit guides help us. Cumes will help participants […]

The Practice of Inquiring Deeply
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 6, 2020

Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D., a local clinical psychologist, meditation teacher and author, settles into The Sacred Space for an experiential workshop providing an introduction to the method of “Inquiring Deeply.” The meditative practice of asking questions has been used for thousands of years to develop intuition, inspire awakening and connect us more deeply to the sources […]

Vulnerability and the Heart
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 6, 2020

Jennifer Sommerville leads a special pre-Valentine’s Day workshop at Unity of Santa Barbara in which all are invited to come celebrate love with an exploration of what it means to be vulnerable through conversation, heart math and creative expression using multimedia arts and craft. The free 11:30 am workshop takes place in Unity’s community room. […]

Raise your Voice to ‘Bare Your Soul’
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 30, 2020

Tania Isaac-Dutton’s Nada Yoga Workshop creates a safe space to reflect and connect within and with community via the practice that combines flow of sound with union. Everything and everyone in the universe has a unique frequency, but through the practice of Nada Yoga, one can cultivate bringing their mind into harmony with the collective […]

Free Fundamentals Class and More Yoga
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 23, 2020

Twenty-year veteran Santa Barbara yoga teacher Kat Connors-Longo leads a two-hour introduction to the practice of yoga that serves as a great opportunity for beginning students who would like to learn yoga basics as well as a chance for yoga students of all levels who would like to review the fundamentals of the practice. Questions […]