WORKSHOPS, events and happenings



sacred sound healing concert

with kristen rubis

11 november, 2017, 1-3PM, sliding scale $25-35

A Sacred Sound Healing Concert includes pranayama, meditation, an individual zapphir Sufi Chime attunement & a spontaneous, healing sound bath. Kristen creates intentional space while offering a sacred sound healing through crystal quartz singing bowls, Tibetan metal bowls, planetary chimes, tingshas, bells, a handheld root bowl & a soothing rose quartz alchemy bowl. Throughout time and within many cultures, music and sound have been at the heart of healing. Come set your intentions and receive this Divine blessing. All Welcome ~ Namaste

Kristen Rubis has been dedicated to a path of service for nearly two decades, with her healing arts business encompassing massage, yoga, sound healing and maternity support. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Kristen has focused on alternative education, and childhood development, teaching her gift for harmonious wellness to people of all ages.

Her path, by way of years in the Olympia school system as a Paraeducator and weekly yoga classes for children, carried her to graduate from the Port Townsend School of Massage. She has over one hundred hours of continuing education in modalities such as neurodevelopmental movement therapies, mindfulness techniques, herbal education and nutrition.


Weaving sound healing, yoga and inspiration, her mission aims to support and protect young girls as they learn healthy habits of self-care and self-love. In 2008, Kristen created her first Empowerment 4 Girls yoga classes and began offering week-long camps in 2012. Since then, she has offered tools, services and encouragement to help empower over five hundred teen girls and young women. In September of 2017, Empowerment 4 Girls became a NonProfit 501 (c)(3) Organization, with Kristen as the Founder and Executive Director.

Kristen brings her own self-empowerment and self-healing into her work, her practice and her relationships. Seeing her path of service as a resource for her community, Kristen is deeply committed to empowering others to do the same.

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Nurture Your Mind, Body and Baby Prenatal Yoga : Session two

with erika davis

29 October 2017 - 3 December 2017, 4:30 to 6pm, sliding scale $80, $100, $200 (scholarships available)

Nurture Your Mind
Throughout the series, we will spend quiet time in brief periods of meditation, focusing on breath awareness and mind-body connection. We will address some of the common concerns and hopes that come with pregnancy, labor, and birth while providing resources and tools to use during the labor and birth process.

Nurture Your Body
Traditional yoga postures and poses will be adjusted for the pregnant body. Poses are designed to be both gentle yet challenging to allow you to experiment with and realize the strength and capabilities of your amazing human body. Postures are designed to strengthen and to relieve some of the discomforts of pregnancy. This series will also provide you with tools to use for labor and birth.

Nurture Your Baby
You will be encouraged to send love to your baby and to hug your baby throughout each class to encourage the bonding process.

Common Questions about Prenatal Yoga
Who is this series for?
This series is for anyone who is pregnant. Some people come in their first trimester and others come in their second trimester or third trimester. Whichever time you come is the right time.

Do I need to have yoga experience?
No, you do not need to have any prior experience to take this series.

What do I need to bring to class?
I encourage pregnant people to eat a light snack at least one hour before class and to bring snacks and water with them to have during class. Wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely. You can bring a towel if you like as well as a yoga mat, although the studio does have yoga mats and props for use.

I’m not planning a natural birth, should I still take this series?
Yes! Anyone who is pregnant can benefit from the relaxing, strength-building, and pain-relieving aspects of prenatal yoga.

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creating space for self care in a time of unpredictability

a yin yoga and alchemical sound opportunity for self exploration

with shari larson and sara corbishley

16 december 2017, 1 to 4pm, $40 (scholarships available)


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At a time in history when much is unpredictable, in a season of self reflection (and let's be honest, stress) radical self care is rebellion. This nurturing, extended Yin Yoga practice with Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls offers you the opportunity to drop in, sit with what comes up and move through what you are ready and willing to honor and see.  Winter solstice is a time for reflection – listening, watching, feeling and honoring the slower, quieter rhythm of life. Students can expect long holds practiced in seated or prone positions utilizing bolsters, blankets and blocks for ultimate support and physical release. You will gently stress the connective tissue to stimulate cells to repair and rebuild and to help move fluid and energy through the tissues around the joints. You will utilize the breath to calm the nervous system and mind. Yin can facilitate a healing cycle of receiving and releasing.  The frequency of singing bowls creates a setting for self reflection, muscular tension release and experiential processing. 

During the last 30-45 minutes Shari will offer students a Yoga Nidra Meditation practice. Yoga Nidra or “yogic awareness/yogic sleep” is a systematic rotation of the consciousness. During this time you will be guided through relaxation techniques and various visualizations.

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Honor the piece of yourSelf that is ready to let go, to feel, to heal, to go inside while perhaps recharging, resetting and creating space for whatever serves you as you navigate the world around you. You can expect a compassionate, introspective practice in a safe space.  

Shari Larson is a Yin Yoga teacher certified by both Bernie Clark and Pamela Chang.  She completed her 200hr RYT with Pamela Higley Yoga.  She honors that all bodies are unique and each person’s experience is their own. You can find more information about her journey and her offerings at

Sara Corbishley is a Sound Healing Practitioner who is also certified as a 200 RYT, Y12SR teacher, Transformation Meditation teacher, Usui Shiki Ryoho practitioner and is an ordained minister. She is currently pursuing her 500 RYT through Three Trees Yoga. Recognizing the call to study and work with healing modalities for her own healing from chronic PTS, she has found sound and yoga to be a powerful combination for self empowerment, growth and processing and is honored and grateful to offer these practices in the South Sound. You can find more information on her and her offerings at

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Vibrational Being

With Peri Beeles
22 October, 2015 5PM

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This will be a performance piece (for lack of a better word.) During the hour long event, Peri will explore vibration with the physical body. Peri will move, breathe, speak, tone, chant, and sing.  At times, there will be silence. Peri may laugh or cry.  Peri may invite you to chant.  Peri may play the guitar or the ukulele.  Peri will BE and vibrate and you are invited to come.
There will be no charge for this event, though Peri will be collecting donations for Samdhana-Karana Yoga. Please give $5-$10, if you have it. If you don't, that's ok. Come anyway. 

A bit about this vibrational being - Peri's early musical training was with vocal coaches and in concert and jazz choirs. Peri holds a BA in Psychology and Communication. Peri has been practicing yoga for 5 years and received their 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2014. Peri has been living a nomadic lifestyle, practicing nonattachment and re-learning how to live in (and depend upon) community. Peri loves to organize and create efficient operational systems. Peri's passion is for holding space as beings let go of those physical possessions which are no longer serving them, so that they may find peace.

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