Events & Workshops

Our ongoing Yoga class schedule is always up-to-date on the Class Schedule tab.

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 85 hr Yoga Alliance Approved – Register now!
Meets over the course of 4 weekends: Fall Program will be Sept/October

Yoga Teacher Training Summer Immersion! Space for a few more!
Enjoy 16 days in Pine AZ: July 8 – 23rd

Yoga Teacher Training 200 hr Program w/ Cassandra Wallick(Bright) & Carrie Hensley
Fall program starts September 16th
Registration is now open! Call for early-bird special offer information.

Visit the Yoga Teacher Training page for our Course Catalog with prices, details.
Contact Cassandra: 480.225.1881


Childbirth Education Workshop w/ Lanita Ugstad (ERYT,, RPYT, Mindfulness Educator & Doula)
July 1, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Explore the ins and outs of childbirth; education on medical, natural hospital, natural birth center and home births, how to make a birth plan, visualizations, positions, comfort measures and massage. Please bring a journal or notebook. Handouts will be provided, a portion of “Organic Birth” video will be shown.
Cost: $60.00 individual $75.00 for couples / birth support person. Pre-registration and deposit required to reserve your spot. Please contact Lanita at 520-873-7307 for information and preregistration.

Yoga & Mindfulness Kids Camp With Lisa Hecke
3 Days: July 10th-12th (1-3pm) 6-8 Years
3 Days: July 17-19th (1-3pm) 9-12 Years

This camp will give your child the experience of doing yoga in a fun and safe environment with others kids their age. A variety of activities are planned for each day which includes practicing mindfulness, yoga, art and games. No Yoga experience is necessary. All supplies are included in the price.
Register at Gilbert Yoga (cash or check only) $90 or email Lisa Hecke

Mindfulness Series: The Art of Presence through Breath, Body, Mind Connection with Lanita Ugstad
Three Tuesdays July 11, 18, 25th 7:30-9:00pm

Join Lanita Ugstad, Mindfulness Practitioner/ Educator, for this 3-class series offering participants teachings and tools for experiencing the healing benefits of mindful living. This series will involve mindful breath techniques and guided meditations as students gain first-hand knowledge and experience of their own presence. Includes group discussion and Q and A; no asana. Please bring a journal or notebook.
All are welcome.
Cost: $85/participant. Pre-registration required. Contact: Lanita 520-873-7307 via text or call, for questions and registration. (Class size: minimum 4 participants, maximum of 8)

Kirtan with The Band Of Now – – Nourishing the Heart and Soul
Saturday July 29th, 7:00pm
Join Prem Vidu, Cassandra, Rose, Dharma, Carlos and Lanita! …for a transformational evening of Bhakti Yoga – the tradition of call-and-response chanting is said to be the most direct route to Opening the Heart. Feels like sweet nourishment…letting our Light shine more brightly, we allow shadow to be seen and dissolved…making space for more Love. No singing experience needed; chant sheets are provided.
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All ages welcome (children must stay with parent; under 10 yrs old are free)
Cost: $15 cash at the door.

Girl-Power PLAYshop With Lisa Hecke
Sunday July 30th 1:00 -3:30pm 8-13 Years

The emotions of starting a new school year can be a bit overwhelming. A new classroom, new teacher, different classmates, maybe even a new school. All of this can contribute to some uncertainty in your child’s life. This Girl Power PLAYshop will help give your child the tools and courage to face this new school year with grace and ease. Plus it will help her to understand her own true gifts and potential. hour workshop will include: Discussions on how to deal with the “inner bully/ critic” Self confidence exercise, Empowering art project, and a guided meditation to help them see their own strength, wisdom and potential.
Register at Gilbert Yoga (cash or Check only) $30 or email Lisa Hecke

Introduction to Yoga, 5-Part Series with Connie Stultz
Saturdays: August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 2:00-4:00 PM

Are you brand new to yoga? Or have you done some yoga and want to brush up on the basics? Then join Connie for this fun, informal introduction! People of all ages and all physical abilities are welcome! In each session we will:
– Do a gentle, complete yoga practice in a supportive environment
– Spend extra time on the most common beginner yoga poses
– Make modifications for your body and any physical limitations
– Learn about yoga philosophy and how to apply yoga in your daily life for better health and well-being
Don’t wait any longer…Start or recharge your yoga practice now!
Cost: $150, pre-registration/pre-payment required. To register and pay, go to, or contact Connie at, cell: 480-440-0250.

Yoga Therapy and Body Image 4-Part Workshop
Sundays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 2-3:30pm

Join Michael Klinkner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Lisa Kimbrough, RYT-200, in a 4-week series helping participants combat negative self-image through group discussion and yoga. Participants will confront negative body image, learn meditative techniques, and practice yoga in a non-judgmental, accepting environment. No yoga experience is necessary. Contact Lisa Kimbrough at for info
rmation and registration.
Cost is $125 prior to August 1 and $135 after August 1. Limit 10 participants

Heart of Bhakti Retreat: Three days of tending to your inner garden…
with Prem Vidu, Cassandra ‘Ma’ Bright & guests.
Thursday August 31st 6pm – Sunday Sept 3rd 4pm…In Pine AZ.

The path of Bhakti has been called the path of devotion, the path of feelings, and/or the path of the heart. Devotion is directly connected to trust.
– Do you trust…(God, the Universe, Great Spirit, Ma,Truth, Lover, you fill in the blank)…enough to let go and open your heart more?
– Do you have the courage to face what lives in your heart and all it’s secrets?
Through mantra, meditation, self-inquiry, and sound healing we will journey into deeper acceptance of the veiled aspects of ourselves which we have thus far denied. With all happening aimed at revealing and setting free more love in our system. So come on an adventure into your own heart, and the hearts of your brothers and sisters. Relax, sing, share, and fill your cup. Jai Ma!
Cost: Early Bird prior to Aug 3rd $375. Regular price $435.
Includes dorm-style lodging, amazing organic food, lots of kirtan, inner-healing work, group Shamanic sessions/Hands-on Ananda Spiritual Healing by request, nature walk, & dip in the Verde river.
For more details and to register visit
Or contact Cassandra 480-225-1881

Midlife Awakening: A 10-week holistic health program to beat the midlife blahs, transform your health in mind, body and spirit, and love your life (again)! – with Connie Stultz
Runs mid-September through mid-November 2017

Are you ready to take back your life? Enroll in this program to…
– Feel happier, calmer and more grounded
– Have abundant energy and enjoy better sleep
– Feel healthier, stronger, confident and more beautiful
– Feel excited about your life, the future and all its possibilities
This program will take you on a deep dive into practices and philosophy from yoga and Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of health and healing. Not only can you improve your physical health dramatically, you can also gain control over the “monkey mind”, experience more joy and peace in your life, and get to know yourself more intimately, connect more deeply with your own truth, and live out the full potential of your life, whatever that means to you.
For more information about the program’s content, structure, dates and prices, contact Connie at or text/call: 480-440-0250. A conversation with Connie is required prior to enrollment to ensure the program is a good match for you and your intentions.

Healing Therapies Offered at Gilbert Yoga:

– With Lisa Hecke: Chakra Balancing, Reiki Session, Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Life Coaching and Aromatherapy Consultations. Book your appointment online at OR get more information about these offering and more at

– With Cassandra: Pranic Healing (45 min session), Hands-on-Healing (15 mins; no charge). Call or Text for appt: 480.225.1881

– With Gretchen Bickert: Sound Healing (30 or 60 minutes sessions). Sound Healing with a variety of vibrational instruments – gong, Tibetan & Crystal bowls, voice, tuning forks, chimes, etc. Guided by what your intention is for healing as well as by intuitive guidance. In certain situations asana, mantra and/or breath techniques will also be recommended. Call or text 602.570.3375. Email

– With Carrie Smith-Hardee, LMT, CLC, Massage: (480.452.3086)

– With Connie Stultz: Yoga to Relieve Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Other Emotional Imbalances. Private sessions using gentle postures, breathwork, meditation, mantra and guided relaxation (yoga nidra). Connie is a Certified Level I Practitioner of LifeForce Yoga for Mood Management. Email:; text: 480-440-0250;

Pine AZ Retreat Cabin for rent – for you and friends, you & your family, a personal retreat on your own, or hire a yoga instructor and/or chef to come with you. This large peaceful cabin in the trees has all the amenities you need, sleeps 12, has a dedicated yoga room in the lower level, and a large deck for your outdoor practice looking out through the ponderosa pines to the Mogollon Rim. Lodging rates are per night, ranging from $150 for 4 persons, to $250 for 12 persons. (Chef and yoga instructor not included in lodging rate.)

Please visit Facebook ‘Retreat Center for Truth in Pine AZ’ for photos and details.
Contact Cassandra to book your stay: 480-225-1881 or

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