Classes & Workshops

Self-Hypnosis classes are offered in 5-week series. Reiki classes are taught in small group format or at your health center. Restorative Yoga workshops combined with hypnosis or Reiki and hot stones are co-taught in a 3-hour format. We will also teach Self-Hypnosis or Reiki for private groups in your workplace or community.

Classes

Reiki Healing

Reiki Level I

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June 7 & 8, 2014           Sat. 10am – 5pm Sliding Scale:
$120 – $180
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Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) means the universal life force energy that resides within and around all living things. A Reiki treatment is a gentle, non-invasive yet powerful healing technique that effects the whole person by enhancing the natural power of the body and mind to move toward greater balance and harmony.

Reiki level I teaches the student the basics of this  healing practice. In this hands-on training students learn the history of Reiki, its applications and how to give hands on treatments to themselves and others. Reiki energy is activated by receiving attunements. No prior experience in health care or alternative health is required. Reiki treatments and practice is beneficial to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Here is a great article by Pamela Miles about things to consider when choosing a Reiki class: http://reikiinmedicine.org/popular/reiki-classes-right-for-you/

Restorative Yoga

Gracefully Balance Your Being: Restorative Yoga, Hot Stones & Reiki Healing  with John Rettger & Ewa Litauer

Open up to inner-freedom, grace, and love yourself through a sweet and delicious Restorative Yoga and Reiki healing workshop. Through deep openings in long Restorative postures, you will relax through your entire body and completely soften through your mind and emotions. You will feel stress, tension and worry melt under the hot massage stones. Through the vibrational, energetic healing gift of Reiki, your life force energy will once again flow freely and the light of your heart will shine bright.

The marriage of Restorative Yoga & Reiki leads to a state of receptivity in which the participant’s mind, body, emotions, and spirit  harmonize. Restorative Yoga cultivates wholesome states of relaxation and enhanced immune function. Reiki supports the body’s own life force energy and unlocks greater health and well-being. Participants experience a clearing of energetic blockages and leave with a calm, refreshed mind, feeling mentally, physically, and spiritually rejuvenated.

This workshop will be of interest to students of all levels who are in need of physical, mental and spiritual well-being and healing. Students who find other styles of yoga to be inaccessible due to injury, illness, and other concerns, have the opportunity to fully experience the healing benefits of yoga. Students seeking to learn more about how Restorative Yoga and Reiki can make a significant contribution to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being  find this workshop essential.

 

 

DATE COST SIGN-UP
May 3, 2014, Yoga Tree Corte Madera, 1pm – 4pmMay 24, 2014, Yoga Tree Valencia, SF, 1:15pm – 4:15pm

June 14, 2014, Yoga Tree Telegraph, Berkeley, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Aug 17, 2014, Yoga Tree Corte Madera, 1pm – 4pm

Aug 30, 2014, Yoga Tree Valencia, SF, 1:15pm – 4:15pm

Sept 21, 2014, Yoga Tree Telegraph, Berkeley, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Oct 4, 2014 Yoga Tree Valencia, SF, 1pm – 4pm

$50 (pay in advance)
$60 at the door
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John Rettger, 
PhD, RYT-200 has hundreds of hours of Restorative Yoga teaching experience. He has been teaching at Yoga Tree for more than a year and is a current trainee in Yoga Tree’s advanced 500-hr training program. He has been teaching Restorative Yoga since he completed Yoga Tree’s teacher training program in 2010. He was mentored by Darren Main and has completed Judith Lasater’s Restorative yoga teacher training program. In John’s teaching, he combines his extensive yoga training and expertise in clinical psychology to create a safe and healing environment for students.
Ewa Litauer, M.A., has been practicing Hypnotherapy and Reiki for over a decade. She has a private practice in San Francisco, providing and teaching Hypnotherapy and Reiki; she also offers her services to various medical and alternative health clinics in the Bay Area. Ewa studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater in 2010, and in 2011 she assisted with a study with the University of California investigating the benefits of stretching and Restorative Yoga for the Metabolic Syndrome. She is passionate about combining healing modalities to bring everyone to their most balanced and healthy selves.


Hypnotic Restorative Yoga with John Rettger & Ewa Litauer

Hypnotic Restorative Yoga is a sacred union of the powerful healing energies of hypnosis and restorative yoga, creating a safe and spacious internal atmosphere of positive transformation for psyche and spirit.
In this workshop, we draw from ancient, shamanic and earth-based healing traditions, Buddhism, Hinduism, hypnotherapy and transpersonal psychology to create a modern fusion of collective healing energy. Embracing the subconscious as a source of wisdom and guidance, we contact the satguru (inner-healer) to direct each individual’s healing journey.
We cultivate a grounded, centered, positive psychological state through restorative yoga postures, guided imagery, hypnotherapy and meditative practices to transform body and mind toward greater wholeness.
By embarking on this unique healing journey, you move toward the freedom, grace, and highest aspiration you may be seeking at this time of global shifts.
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June 15, 2014, Yoga Tree Potrero, SF, 1pm – 4:15pmSept 28, 2014, Yoga Tree Corte Madera, 1pm – 4:15pm

Nov 23, 2014 Yoga Tree Potrero, SF, 1pm – 4:15pm

$40 (pay in advance)
$50 at the door
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John Rettger, a Yoga Tree teacher and a doctor of clinical transpersonal psychology, guides you through a deep and blissful restorative yoga sequence creating physical openness and receptivity allowing the mind to soften and settle into the hypnotherapy practices directed by Ewa Litauer, a hypnotherapist, restorative yoga teacher, and Reiki healer. Together, John and Ewa weave a tapestry of sacred space allowing you to access and mobilize your own inner healing potential.

This workshop is open to practitioners of all levels of experience with yoga. No previous yoga experience is required. This workshop is especially beneficial for those experiencing stress, chronic illness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, pregnant women, new parents, couples, women desiring to get pregnant, or those seeking to deepen their psychological and spiritual awareness.

John Rettger, PhD, RYT-200 has hundreds of hours of Restorative Yoga teaching experience. He has been teaching at Yoga Tree for more than a year and is a current trainee in Yoga Tree’s advanced 500-hr training program. He has been teaching Restorative Yoga since he completed Yoga Tree’s teacher training program in 2010. He was mentored by Darren Main and has completed Judith Lasater’s Restorative yoga teacher training program. In John’s teaching, he combines his extensive yoga training and expertise in clinical psychology to create a safe and healing environment for students.

Ewa Litauer, M.A., has been practicing Hypnotherapy and Reiki for over a decade. She has a private practice in San Francisco, providing and teaching Hypnotherapy and Reiki; she also offers her services to various medical and alternative health clinics in the Bay Area. Ewa studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater in 2010, and in 2011 she assisted with a study with the University of California investigating the benefits of stretching and Restorative Yoga for the Metabolic Syndrome. She is passionate about combing healing modalities to bring everyone to their most balanced and healthy selves.

Self-Hypnosis Magic

Going In, Sending Out: Exploring the Life Path Through Hypnosis

Through self-hypnosis we increase our health, strength and well-being. We align our thoughts with our most beneficial vision. We hone our will to achieve our goals. Self-hypnosis enhances our personal work and our work in the world.

We change our patterns “creating images in subconscious mind”, the feeling mind, in order to heal ourselves and create the new out of the old.

Note: The study and practice of self-hypnosis requires one to be clear-headed. Please do not use alcohol or drugs before class.

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TBD $180 Sign Me Up!

Clutter-Free Home
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

Magical Clutter Clearing:

An exciting one day workshop to bring simplicity and beauty into your home – with Ewa Litauer and co-teacher.

  • Is the physical clutter in your house affecting your emotional and mental well-being?
  • Do you have way too much “stuff”?
  • Are you wasting time looking for things?
  • Are you embarrassed by a cluttered home?

This workshop is for you if you are ready to lighten your load.

  • We will invoke the Goddess Hestia to guide us in bringing serenity and harmony into our homes and lives. Through playful and fun exercises we will envision and manifest our homes as modern day temples. Clear away clutter & free your life!
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    TBD Sliding Scale:
    $50-100
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