Workshops/Events

Our Yoga Class schedule is updated monthly and can be found on the Class Schedule tab.

Visit the Yoga Teacher Training page for YTT Programs!

Upcoming Events:

Yoga Teacher Training 200hr – starts March 18th !
Please visit the Yoga Teacher Training page at www.gilbertyoga.com for the full course catalog and calendar of class dates/times.
Contact Cassandra for details and to register early: 480-225-1881

Kirtan (call-and-response-chanting) with Cassandra & Mika & special guest Gretchen Bickert and her Gongs!
Feb. 6, at 6pm (at Gilbert Yoga satellite location. Call for details)
Feb. 13, at 7:30pm (Kirtan)
Feb. 20, at 7:30pm (Kirtan/Gong)
Feb. 27, at 7:30pm  (Gong Layout)
Together with community we open our hearts, nurture our souls, send and receive the powerful healing vibrations of the ancient mantras. This Bhakti Yoga tradition from India and Tibet now spans the globe, offering all backgrounds and belief systems space to unite in song and music and love. No experience needed.
Cost: $10-15  Love offering suggested. (Drop-in; no registration required)

Visionaries Circle with Lisa Hecke
Meets on first Fridays: February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1.  7:30-9:00 pm
Be inspired in this monthly gathering of visionaries who are working on or with life purpose. Each month will have a new theme and tools to stay focused on your goals and intentions.
Cost: $15 for drop in or purchase an annual membership for $100. Contact Lisa Hecke for details:  lisa@yogareikiaz.com

Kundalini Yoga for Total Health with Gretchen Bickert
Series of 7 Friday mornings:  February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20th.  9:30-11:00 am
Treat yourself to total health with intro level Kundalini Yoga sets for clearing and energizing the 7 main energy centers in the body, which directly correlate to the efficient and proper functioning of the body’s organs and glands. The series will start with an experiential introduction to Kundalini Yoga, including its unique breathing and Mudra practices, and each session will end with a Gong Savasana/relaxation pose.
Cost: 7 for $77 (Sold as a Series, but Drop-ins welcome at  $15/class) Cash only please; paid on day one.

New Moon Chinese New Year Sound Celebration w/ Gretchen & her Gongs/Tibetan Bowls
Thursday February 19th,  7:45 pm
Come ride the wave of harmonic sound frequencies and welcome in the year of the goat!
Please join us as we vibrate the energies of the New Moon and the Chinese New Year!
The celebration begins with light breathing and movement to clear the energies of the day, and is followed by the delicious vibrations of the gong and Tibetan Healing Bowls played by Gretchen Bickert.
Gong meditations are considered one of the most deeply healing and restorative meditations.
During the gong meditation emotional transformation is produced as it reduces tension, releases blocks & stimulates circulation. The result is a reorganization of the emotional energy and feelings that are tied into the body structure. The gong changes feelings that are blocked by cutting the thoughts that sustain and recreate the feelings.
All you need to do is let the entire body relax and let the sound of the gong & bowls penetrate the body and guide the mind.
Cost: $12 cash only, drop-in (no pre-pay). Arrive at 7:30 to be sure you have a space – This Fills Up!

Thai Yoga-Massage w/ Partners with Cassandra
Saturday  Feb. 21st,  2:00-4:45 pm   (Happy late Valentine’s Day!)
Enjoy this energetically balancing and delightfully relaxing ‘yoga-massage’ with your ‘partner’, as you give for one hour and then receive for one hour.  Often referred to as ‘lazy-mans yoga’, as the recipient you will relax fully as you are stretched, pressed and kneaded into a deep state of let-go. No experience needed — you will be instructed and assisted to ensure you give (and receive) a yummy treat.
Sign up/pay early to reserve your spot. (Contact Cassandra 480-225-1881 or info@gilbertyoga.com)
Cost: $45/pair or $25/individual

Chakra Playshop with Joy Fichiera
Sunday February 22, 1:30-3:30 pm
Come experience your chakras, the bodies energy centers, through free form dance, guided imagery, art, affirmation and meditation. All levels welcome!
Cost: $20. Sign up at Gilbert Yoga with cash, or contact Joy at joyfichiera@hotmail.com

Reconnecting to joy:  Yoga for Conquering Depression
Sunday  March 1st, 1:00-3:00 pm
Join Connie Stultz for this special workshop using LifeForce Yoga to help relieve depression. In addition to gentle postures, you will be led through simple yet powerful yogic techniques not normally taught in a regular yoga class, helping you to reconnect with the joy, happiness and peace inside of you. The workshop is suitable for all levels, including beginners. Yoga teachers, yoga therapists and mental health professionals are welcome as well. Connie is certified as a Level 1 Practitioner of LifeForce Yoga for Mood Management.
Cost: $20 if you pre-register on the sign-up sheet at Gilbert Yoga or contact Connie at connie.stultz@gmail.com.  ($25 at the door without pre-registration)

Kundalini Yoga for the Seasoned Practitioner with Gretchen Bickert
Mondays for 7 weeks:  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13th.  7:30-8:45 pm
Gretchen will guide the seasoned kundalini yoga practioner (who has had a minimum of 5 kundalini classes prior) through various advanced level Kriyas. Participants will be introduced to the more dynamic movements of Kundalini yoga, with an emphasis on pranayama (breath control techniques) and energy locks to direct the energy one creates within the class. and each session will end with a Gong Savasana/relaxation pose.
Cost:  $77 for 7 classes; sold as a series ideally, but drop-ins welcome at $15/class.  Payment with cash only on day one.

Spring Cleaning with Kundalini Yoga!  with Gretchen Bickert
Saturday March 21, 1:00-3:00 pm
Sweep your body, mind and soul clean with a delicious and detoxing Kundalini Yoga Kriya & Meditation and Gong & Tibetan Bowl Savasana! We will celebrate the Spring Equinox by releasing emotions you no longer wish to carry, cleanse the system and rejuvenate the meridians. The beginning of spring is a wonderful time to purify the body and expand your spirit.
This workshop is open to all levels!
Kundalini yoga is a beautiful style of yoga that stimulates your glands & strengthens your nervous system. It’s designed to expand your awareness through postures, sounds that elevate your consciousness, breath work, and meditations that clear the clutter from your mind.
Cost:  $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (Pay at Gilbert Yoga, cash only please)

8 Week Sessions “Chakra Immersion” with Joy Fichiera
Join us for this amazing immersion into the Chakras – your energy centers! This series will include physical asana, discussion, lecture, journaling and more, all related to the main chakras. A great opportunity to dive into your inner world and have time to dialog, ask questions and learn more about yoga and the chakras.
Choose Evenings: Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm  :  March 31- May 19
or Choose Mornings: Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am   :  April 2- May 21
Contact Joy for registration information and details: joyfichiera@hotmail.com

Intro to Yoga Series with Connie Stultz
Next session:  5 Saturdays – Dates will be in March or April, TBD
This course is for newcomers to yoga or beginners who want a better understanding of yoga basics. People of all ages and physical abilities are welcome. No experience necessary!
In each session we will: do a gentle, complete yoga practice in a supportive environment, spend extra time on the key yoga poses, making modifications for your unique body if needed, and learn about yoga philosophy and how to apply yoga in our daily lives for better health and well-being.
Cost: $100 cash; pre-register with Connie.Stultz@gmail.com

 

Holiday Schedule:

Valentine’s Day – we are OPEN as usual   (Consider purchasing a Gift Certificate for your Love!)

 

Check out some of our New Classes:  (Full Schedule is on our Class Schedule page)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Giddi – on Tuesdays at 6pm — Now on Special for $6/class in February only!
A powerful flow of poses works the entire body in synch with the breath; includes multiple Sun Salutations to warm up, a full series of standing poses, seated poses, and possibly back-bends and inversions. Enjoy!

Energetic Yoga Flow with Aricha – on Fridays at 8am
A breath focused flow of postures fusing dynamic flowing movements with a few Kundalini techniques mixed in.

Vinyasa Flow with Lizzy – on Sundays at 10:30am
Similar to Ashtanga yoga, the whole body is attended to, but postures vary each week and this class is not quite as rigorous.

Bhakti Yoga – Chanting with Community is back! – on Wednesdays 10:30am
Join Mika Whitlock, Cassandra Wallick, Lanita Ugstad and our Kirtan enthusiasts for some sweet singing and healing mantra time.  Love offering of $5 appreciated.

Yin Yoga with Jane – on Thursdays NOW at 6pm!
Passive deep stretching postures held for 3-5 minutes each allow a full release for the connective tissue and muscles. A very relaxing yet powerful practice. Come try it out!

Gentle/Restorative Yoga  with Cassandra – Wednesdays 6:00pm
One of our most popular daytime classes is now offered in the evenings. Come and nurture yourself with this sweet breath-focused peaceful practice.

Yoga for 60’s Plus – on Tuesdays at 10am
Let you over 60’s friends and family member know about this!  Joining Patty Coleman, retired RN, trained in yoga for seniors, students will move through postures using a chair and other props to as to maintain safety in all positions. Increased range of motion, freeing the joints, increased circulation, and fuller breathing are just some of the benefits!

Kids/Family Yoga! With Jeanette – on Fridays moved to 6pm (next door to All Level class for the parents if they choose)
Kids beg for more of this class!  From ages 3+ and up, the whole family can participate together in this fun class or kids can be dropped off.
Adult: $8  Child: $6

Watch the website for details soon for….Wiggle Giggles – Yoga for 1.5 to 3 year olds!

 

Additional Offerings:

Private Yoga Sessions
Private sessions are catered to your individual needs; after 3 private sessions you will be given a custom ‘routine’ for you to use as a daily home practice.

  • One 1hr-Session: $65
  • Two 1hr-Sessions: $115
  • Three 1hr Sessions: $150  (includes a take-home practice write-up)

Contact Cassandra to book your sessions: 480-225-1881


Advanced Pranic Healing Sessions
Book your session with Cassandra/Nischala Kalyani for an in person session or a remote session.
Pranic Healing works at the level of subtle energy and facilitates healing from the subtle bodies to the physical body. Sessions include targeted healing for injured or bothersome areas as well as cleansing and energizing 11 main chakras of the system, leaving you balanced and radiant!
Rates between $60 – $80/hour.  Call for details and to set up an appointment: 480-225-1881


Cuddle Healing Therapy
Cuddle healing is connected loving touch combined with intuitive energy healing. Cuddle healing promotes relaxation and health while fulfilling the deepest human need – heart open connection. Sessions are held in the healing room at Gilbert Yoga for $60/hr.
Contact Jane to book at 480-797-6735


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 $225 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 info@gilbertyoga.com