Classes & Workshop

Looking for a specific class to bring to your studio or business see below for descriptions of different classes that Replenish can bring straight to your location or private group

Replenish Living offers a variety of classes, yoga series, workshops and retreats at various times and locations throughout the year. We invite you to join us in one of our upcoming classes or if you would like to bring us to your private group, yoga studio, or business, we can host a popup event of your choosing.

Replenish prides itself in leading traditional classes that teach ancient wisdom for modern life. We practice whole Self wellness, allowing you to move through postures safely and without pain. Our attention to alignment and honoring the truth of your body encourages awareness and expansion while welcoming inner peace and calm.

See below for a list of our upcoming events and how to register:

REPLENISH WINTER RETREAT 2022

Yoga, Self-Care & Drumming Retreat

Embracing the New Year, New Light –  living in the Light by shifting your heart.

WHAT: A retreat designed to provide an opportunity to synchronize with the energy of Winter (preservation, self-reflection, self-care, reconnection) and your own energy self (vibration). We can only change when we are present and aware of ourselves, patterns, energies, emotions, physical truths- so that in awareness and presence we can make a conscious decision to move/grow/expand/ground/change—Beginners welcome!

 WHERE: The beautiful Thunderbird Lodge (originally constructed by my own Grandpa Ed Heibel, Dad and Uncle J) on the majestic Rainy Lake, Minnesota- the gateway to Voyageurs National Park. Winter will be in full  force with access from Thunderbird Lodge to the Voyageur’s National Park Headquarters, Snow-shoe trails, cross-country ski trails, nature walks, and more in your time outside of our organized retreat agenda (additional fees may apply)

WHEN: February 5-6, 2022 – the beautiful Winter white on and off the lake will be the backdrop to this beautiful weekend to reconnect to YOU and nature

HOW TO REGISTER: Email us directly at replenishmindbodyspirit@gmail.com

THAT’S NOT ALL: At this special retreat, we have two special teachers lined up for you! Christa Heibel eRYT500 and RYS Owner and Monica Hatch (see bios below)

Retreat Agenda

Saturday:

8:00 am        Welcome & Introductions

8:30 am        Asana practice: The Energy of the Body – physical asana practice for checking in with ourselves physically and energetically on the mat through stretching, grounding, connection and breath

9:45 am        Workshop: Raising Your Vibration: Honor your temple by integrating higher vibration into your life

10:45 am      Workshop: Testing Your Vibration: Ahimsa & Satya  Using the Foundational Yamas in yoga’s traditional 8 Limb of Ashtanga practice to test what/how things effect your vibration

11:30 am      Workshop: Toning of your name

12:00 am      LUNCH  

12:30 pm      SPIRITUAL DRUMMING: spiritual drumming with the focus on our heart center

2:30 pm        Meditation – Loving Kindness

3:00 pm        WORKSHOP: Dare to love. We will learn and (un) learn to take time out to reflect and focus on self-care. Effective self-care requires self-evaluation, awareness and discipline.

4:30 pm        Asana – Restorative Yoga/ Heart Openers

5:30pm        Closure

 

Sunday:

9:00 am        Asana practice: Yoga Flow Move with energy and flow with your practice

10:00 pm      Meditation – to create the right mental energy and space

10:30 am      Raising Your Vibration: Angel Walk (part 2 of raising our vibration)

11:30 pm      Workshop- Feedback – Open discussion on questions, reflection, integration.

12:00 PM      Wrap up- Gratitude List

1:00pm        Closure

Agenda may be subject to change

Christa Heibel: Owner Replenish Living; eRYT500, RYS Owner and Director, Reiki Master, Coach —  Learn more about Christa Heibel’s training and teaching here.

Monica Ruth Hatch is a Spiritual Life Coach and as a coach, educator, consultant she works with individuals and teams in expanding their professional and personal potential. Monica also focuses on Spirituality with a Metaphysical perspective. She has a diverse background in management, sales, customer service, training, and teaching which has provided her expertise and insight into coaching. Areas of focus include relationship building, leadership skills, and communication skills. She is known for her exceptional work with clients at treatment centers by guiding people through their addictions to live an empowered life. Besides being a Spiritual Life Coach, Monica is an intuitive and incorporates these elements into her coaching experience because it provides a deeper understanding of subconscious beliefs that may be hampering their progress. This process involves calling upon Spirit to assist in redefining life’s meaning and emerge a more empowered individual. Monica Ruth has a BA in Psychology and Independent course work in the healing art

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yoga nidra

Nidra or sleep is one of the four major sources of energy which include food, sleep, breath and meditation. Sleep revitalizes our whole body and refreshes our mind. Yoganidra is a combination of sleep and meditation with added potency to energize our system. We are all familiar with the image of Lord Vishnu lying down in Yoganidra.

Yoga nidra works with the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system regulates processes of the body that take place without a conscious effort (heartbeat, breathing, digestion and blood flow).

Yoga Nidra, sometimes known as Yogic Sleep, is a powerful yogic technique that will help you explore the deep, vast layers of your subconscious to bring about healing, clarity, and peace. In this class, we will guide you through a series of guided meditations to bring your body into a deep state of relaxation while still keeping your mind awake. This transcending experience will not only help provide deep relaxation, it can also help improve your overall well-being through increased self-awareness and acceptance of the present moment.

VEDANTA PHILOSOPHY

This class will serve as a review and discussion of the history and timeline of yoga. We will explore the Vedanta school of philosophy, which emphasizes the harmony of all religions and that all beings are members of a single family. We will do a deep dive into other philosophies that have influenced the Vedanta philosophy such as Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and Yamas & Niyamas. By the end of the class, you as the student will be able to describe the history of yoga, be able to demonstrate the connection to their current lives and identify the principles of the yogic philosophies.

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yin yoga

Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. Yin yoga works deeply into our body with passive, longer-held poses. Energetically, Yin yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles. Yin yoga poses tend to resemble poses used in other disciplines, but use different names. Despite the similarity of the poses, the yin versions are performed differently from their active, or yang, relatives.

This class will help you improve your flexibility by targeting the connective tissue of the body (ex. Tendons, fasciae, and ligaments). This intentionally slower-paced form of yoga will have you holding poses for longer periods of time compared to other traditional types of yoga, and will help to free energy blockages and provide you with a uniquely meditative space to unite with your mind, body, and spirit.

Core Yoga

A precise physical area (the abdomen), as well as an energetic space, the core is literally the center of our balance and strength. As our physical center, the core is also linked to emotional and spiritual elements of life. A strong core supports us physically in our yoga practices by preventing common injuries, and can also enhance our lives spiritually beyond the mat. A strong core makes us more resilient to life’s ups and downs.

What to expect: Core yoga class explores the muscles and healthy function of our body’s full anatomical core. You’ll learn how to connect to your core with breath and asana in order to develop stability, flexibility and strength. In terms of asana practice, core abdominal strength improves nearly every pose, offering a sense of balance and ease. When you step off of the mat, there are other benefits of a strong core, perhaps most obviously to support the lower back.

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Hatha Yoga = Yoga of Balance

“sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha)

Most forms of Western yoga are Hatha yoga, which refers to physical yoga poses (therefore, Ashtanga, vinyasa, hot yoga, etc. are all hatha yoga). Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.

Replenish Hatha classes feature gentle, basic yoga poses combined with pranayama breathing exercises, followed by seated meditation.

What to expect: A great intro to yoga, Hatha teaches gentle stretching, relaxation techniques and beginner poses.

Restorative Yoga

This class offers relief from anxiety and stress by clearing the mind of our endless to-do lists and opening the mind to calm and stillness. Breathing exercises encourage the body to fully release tension (exhaling of the negative), while welcoming (inhaling of the positive) feelings of renewal.

What to expect: We focus on a handful of restorative postures that allow major joints to fully release, easing tension and pain. Each pose is fully supported with a variety of props to create a completely relaxing posture. Each pose is taught so that you can take the technique home and practice for ultimate relief of aches and pains, tension and stress. We will begin each class in a circle talking through and appreciating the baggage we are bringing in, and ultimately releasing. We encourage each student to bring a notebook for journaling as we practice clearing the mind prior to the physical practice. We will meditate, breathe and release.

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Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga features movements synchronized to breathing, in which poses run together – or flow – to become dancelike. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to move from one pose to the next in time with inhale and exhale. If you appreciate having things a little loose and unpredictable and like to keep moving, this style is definitely worth a try.

What to Expect: This style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost always include sun salutations. Expect movement, not just stretching. Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities and quirks to come through. Whether the class is fast or slow, includes inversions, or is very alignment-oriented will depend on the individual teacher and the particular style in which he or she is trained. Some classes include warm up stretches at the beginning, while others launch straight into standing poses. Some very popular yoga styles, including Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Jivamukti, and CorePower make use of the vinyasa method.

Looking for a slower, gentler yoga? Check out our Hatha classes.

Meditation

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Meditation originally was meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. Meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction. Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. 

We will cover these five meditation techniques:

  1. Introduction to Meditation
  2. Nada Yoga
  3. Mantra
  4. Silence
  5. Guided Meditation
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Pranayama (Breathing)

Pranayama is the practice of breath regulation and control through various breath exercises and patterns. It is often practiced with meditation and/or yoga. This practice brings conscious awareness to your breath, which is thought to be the life force that energizes, restores, and relaxes your body.

Our pranayama practice will include the following:

  1. Breath Retention
    Kumbhaka Pranayama
  2. Channel Cleaning Breath 
    Nadi Shodhana Pranayama
  3. Conqueror Breath
    Ujjayi Pranayama
  4. Deer Seal 
    Mrigi Mudra
  5. Lion Pose 
    Wake Up Breath
  6. Root Bond 
    Mula Bandha
  7. Single Nostril Breath 
    Surya/Chandra Bhedana
  8. Skull Shining Breath 
    Kapalabhati Pranayama

Mantra

Mantra is a sacred utterance (syllable, word, or verse) that is used to harness and focus the mind. It is often used in conjunction with meditation. Mantras are often used to attain higher states of consciousness and awareness, set and achieve intentions, and manifest positive affirmations. It can be a powerful tool in transforming negative energies in our life into positive. Our mantra practice will include the following:

  1. Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah
    Lord Ganesha Mantra
  2. Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu
    Guru Mantra
  3. Om Namah Shivaya
    Panchakshari mantra
  4. Lokah Samastah Sukhino
    A prayer for everyone’s happiness
  5. Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
    Lord Shiva Mantra
  6. Hare Krishna Hare Rama
    Mantra for Joy
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