Each speaker, offering them our undivided attention without interruption or cross-talk.
Welcome to The Heron House
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CIRCLE OF SACRED-EARTH SANCTUARY
Classes & Events
Please see class times and details on the Calendar of Events
Body/Mind Movement Classes: Gentle Yoga & Pilates
Developed & Taught by Jann A. Jennelle, PT, LMT
Integrative Physical Therapist & Wellness Specialist
Yoga Therapeutics & Yoga Basics
Cultivate a sense of renewal while exploring pain-free movement possibilities during this gentle flow sequence of mindful seated, standing and floor poses. This class is designed to specifically meet the functional movement needs of each participant. Class size limited to 4 participants. Please call to be placed on wait list.
Pilates Mat Fundamentals
Utilize intention and breath to experience poses with freedom, ease, and a grounded presence. Release tension and cultivate body awareness while developing stable alignment with core activation and balanced flow.
Tai Chi/Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Gung)
60 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10 Symbols of Longevity
Spring Forrest Qi Gong
Enjoy a youth-infusing, low-impact form of exercise created in ancient China. Tai Chi/Qi Gong began as a martial art and evolved into an activity that all ages could enjoy. Tai Chi/Qi Gong involves slow, flowing movements, deep breathing, and meditation.
Scientific studies suggest Tai Chi improves the flow of energy throughout the body, leading to better wellness and a wide range of benefits that include:
• Increased strength
• Improved cardiovascular health
• Reduction of pain
• Better balance and flexibility
• Enhanced sleep
Overall, students experience greater awareness, relaxation and overall sense of well-being.
Brian Sutton (instructor) has 20 years of experience teaching Tai Chi/Qi Gong, martial arts & meditation. Please RSVP for classes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (678) 521-9855.
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that improves mental and physical health through an amazing for of adaptive exercise. Whether standing or sitting, postures are supported by a chair. This form of yoga was modified to allow those with a lack of mobility or stability to receive yoga's healing and restorative benefits of flexibility, balance and muscle tone.
Heron House Sanga:Meditation
Includes guided and silent meditations using Buddhist insight and concentration practices followed by Dharma talks and discussion.
Contemporary research findings supporting the use of meditation for mental and physical health will be integrated into the sessions.
Brief instruction available before each Sangha gathering.
Contact: Carolyn Graham
BI-MONTHLY OR MONTHLY
Dances of Universal Peace
The Dances of Universal Peace is spiritual practice in motion that draws on sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of many spiritual traditions of the earth. The Dances blend chant, live music and movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration. The taste of our true nature—as Universal Peace—opens us to the possibility of a deep spiritual revolution within each person.
An angels circle is a spiritual gathering to evoke or call on our angel guides. Angels are always nearby…there’s no time in the angelic realm…it just doesn’t exist.
Before gathering in a circle, we clear negative energies with a sage smudge, bring in positive energies with a sweet grass smudge.
What to expect in the circle:
To open and listen to your angel guides.
Unlock the channels in the angelic realm we begin with a protection blessing.
Setting an intention, rituals of meditation, clearing the third eye chakra, angel cards etc..
We close with a gratitude blessing or practice.
What to bring:
If you want to journal, bring a pen and pad. Feel free to bring a power object or stone to hold or put on the alter.
Experience how the gong assists your personal meditation practice in a profound way, or simply relax and allow the sound waves to take you into the deep meditative state. This ancient meditation tool gets you into that space quickly and provides powerful support that is fully accessible to experienced and novice meditators alike.
Kirtan: One Voice
Kirtan is a call and response form of folk singing that uses ancient mantras set to music to free the heart and express devotion to the Divine.
Sometimes meditative, sometimes rocking, the songs allow the participant to get out of their own way and let the Light in!
The Sanskrit mantras are simple and repetitive, easy to follow along with and learn, and the tunes are western and recognizable. It is tradition by the people and for the people.
Join Sydney, Joey and Michael's 'One Voice.’ Chant sheets will be provided and dancing is allowed. The music is played on percussion, harmonium, guitar, and with voice.
Communications Cornerstones: A foundation for Compassionate Communications
Communication Cornerstones is designed as a "beginner" course for those wanting to launch into learning the language of Compassionate Communication. Together the 4 Cornerstones create a foundation for building trust, dissolving conflict and creating quality connections between people. These promote compassionate communication; deep listening, honest communication, self connection and acceptance of self and others.
Shamanic journey is a pathway to inner peace and healing. We prepare a sacred space with traditional Shamanic ceremony, meditation and intention. Feel free to bring a drum or rattle.
Hosted by Gailie Spirit Weaver
Monthly Moon Meditation
Are you inspired by natural rhythms? Do you want to manifest insight, harmony and balance? Do you want to connect with the heartbeat of the world? Join Dr. Lisa Wiggins to discover the primordial power of the drum and how that power facilitates physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well being. Circle members will be guided through a drum meditation and encouraged to learn from their experiences. Optional: Potluck directly following.
Music and More!
A listening room with our local musicians will lift you up and make your heart sing. Music night opens with legendary singer songwriter Louis Robinson followed by local folk and jazz showcase artists and one of Louis' premier students. "…and More!" the night may surprise you with events like an occasional poetry reading or amazement from a local magician. Regardless of the show, all events during a Music and More! night will leave you feeling filled with more light, laughter and love so please join us!
Community Night The idea of this night is to have a monthly communal gathering to nurture connection, fun and family. Theme will vary each month, and may include one or more of the following activities:
Spiritual Cinema: As a way of connecting through film, the Heron House shows uplifting movies that inspire love, cultivate compassion, and express wisdom. We also show documentaries that inform us about people, practices, and global findings.
Board Games or Cards: Connecting through good old fashion fun.
Dancing: Connecting through movement in the fashion of Line, free style or ballroom dancing. All levels welcome because the goal is FUN!
Some evenings may include meal sharing, others may just be snacks or popcorn. Evening will take place once a month on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Facilitated Drum and Percussion Circle: A facilitated drum circle brings people together in a musical, emotional and spiritual experience. For much of human history drumming has been utilized to foster personal growth and celebrate community. By allowing individual self-expression to interface with collaborative effort, a powerful transcendental experience is possible. If that isn’t enough, it can be really fun and you can participate without any prior experience. It is a very simple process to learn about the sounds of a variety of percussion instruments and the basic principles of rhythmic structure. Some instruments will be available for use.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Each speaker, offering them our undivided attention without interruption or cross-talk.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, January 21, 2010
History and Lore of the Heron House
Formerly called "The Stand" and originally owned by one of Mountain Parks first residents, Mayor Charlie Johnson. "The Stand" which was located on the front left of the house sold sundries, and was known to be one of the first establishments for four counties where beer could be purchased after prohibition. Located on the right portion of the house was Mountain Parks own dance hall and was where most of the beer was consumed. Also, on the premises was a free standing jail where the rowdy might be contained for the night.
Mountain Park has several sacred sites with portals where Ley lines cross. One such site is in the center of our sanctuary, which is why people feel so peaceful and reverent when they enter.
There has been a woman in white spotted by many people over the years, either in the Heron House or on the spillway bridge. One dowser said that in a short conversation with her, she was a refugee and her name is "Analea" and that she felt very safe here.