Ongoing Classes


Precision and Play
Sundays, 9-10:30 am
A time for exploring and investigating.
Come as you are.
Ritual || 2405 21st Street || Sacramento, CA



Private and small group consultations available.

Yoga | Plant-Based Ayurveda | Clinical Aromatherapy

Contact me at
michelle@michellemarlahan.com
or 916.501.4692

Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

yoga teacher training

“Advanced” Studies
300 hr Yoga School

For teachers (new and seasoned) looking for 500 hour certification and long-time practitioners.

Read all about the program.

Have questions? Ask me or a past grad for the behind-the-scenes details.

 
twists

The Nuances of Twists

Let's talk twists.

Should all parts of the spine rotate the same? (No.)

How can I loosen the upper back? (Several ways!)

What about passive vs active movement? (Both are important.)

We will play with all kinds of twists -- on the floor, in a chair, from our feet -- from the subtle turns of Triangle and Warrior II to big twists in lunges and seated.

You'll leave this workshop with more fluidity in your spine and a greater understanding of the suppleness of these perspective-changing poses.

Sunday, February 24th, 1-3:30 pm; $35
At a lovely private studio called EPIC.
~Register here~

 
finger labyrinth

The Labyrinth of the Heart

A three-week series exploring several aspects of the labyrinth, literally and metaphorically.

In this series you will create your own finger labyrinth art piece (all supplies included).

We will also explore stories, meditations and reflection questions on the metaphor of the labyrinth, as well as herbal support for your journey.

Saturdays March 9, 16 & 23, 1-2:30 pm

Click to read the full description of this series.

 
oregano

Spring Ayurveda Refresh

A three-part series including a guided food refresh.

Just like your house likes a good spring cleaning, so does you gut.

This Refresh is a gentle and nourishing reset for all your systems after the hardiness and hibernation of winter.

We will prepare the liver, support the body with essential oils, movement and a pamper kit.

Refresh includes two in-person sessions and a mid-Refresh check in.

Read all about this special offering here.

Saturdays, April 6, 13 & 20

 
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Living Wholeheartedly
with Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a part of every life. Divorce, change of job or retirement, death of a loved one or a pet, a medical diagnosis – these are a natural part of being human.

However, our culture does not acknowledge the profound impact of these events, and definitely does not provide the space for these types of losses to be openly discussed or shared.

Using creative tools, some journalling, gentle movement and discussion, we will explore the many facets of loss and how we might integrate loss into our lives, rather than try to "get over" or "move on." 

This type of exploration is a part of retreats and workshops that I offer. Email me to find out what's coming up or to work one-on-one.