Tarot & Meditation
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tarot & Meditation

We invite you to join us, at the start of a new year, for an experiential adventure into the realms of Tarot and meditation. The 78 Tarot cards form a matrix that encompasses the vast spectrum of human experience and serve as an avenue for accessing your own wisdom and intuition. In this workshop, we will use the Tarot as a meditative tool for crafting a year of deep meaning and nourishment. You will learn techniques to access your intuition and read tarot for personal insight (without needing to memorize the meanings!) as well as meditations to embody the symbolic power of the cards. No previous experience with Tarot is necessary.



Suggested materials:

Journal

A tarot deck (if you have one)

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The Two Currents-Soul and Spirit.
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

The Two Currents-Soul and Spirit.

Your soul is the deepest part of your being; It is begingless, endless, and infinite. It holds all of the wisdom that you will ever need in this lifetime to continue with your evolution.  Your spirit holds your vision, your creative inspiration, and your activated potential for who you are becoming. Yoga is the practice of expanding harmony in the center of these two sacred currents.  This will be a powerful practice of accessing these two essential currents through asana, meditation and an inspired discussion.



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Love Rebels
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Love Rebels

To live with an open heart requires great courage, soul stamina, and a rebellious spirit.  These three qualities open you up wild creativity and deep connection in all relationships.  To be a person who loves, even in the midst of challenge and heartbreak, is a positive act of rebellion.  This practice will be devoted to awakening the energetic, emotional, spiritual and physical hearts through activated asana practice, soulful discussion, chanting and meditation.

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The Third Eye-Ajna Chakra
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Third Eye-Ajna Chakra

The third eye is the place of your highest vision.  It is the place of infinite possibilities and wild imagination.  It is like a projector that beams out into the world everything that you think, see and feel.  This is the place where we create our futures based on how we choose to see the world.  Join us for a practice of connecting to our highest vision, and practicing yoga and meditation to create the life we want to live.  Please bring a pen and a journal, and be ready to ask for what you really want.

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The Luminous Season Practice
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

The Luminous Season Practice

A Yoga and Essential Oil Practice to Prepare for Winter.

With Marni Sclaroff

Monday, October 29, 7:30-9 pm at Rise Wellbeing Center

$25


From October 31-November 1, we celebrate the midpoint between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.  This holiday is commonly known as Halloween, or from the Celtic tradition, Samhain. In ancient, earth based traditions, this is said to be the spiritual new year, as it is the end of the harvest, and the beginning of the long winter rest.  It is a time when the veils between the worlds are more thin, which gives us an easier access to higher spiritual frequencies. It is a time to nourish our inner light as the outer light wanes. It is a time for magic, dreaming and clarifying your vision for the future.


Our rituals bring us together in rhythm with nature, which is where our vitality and wellness are anchored.


Through a slow and juicy yoga practice, meditation, chanting, and essential oils, you will experience a living ritual that will illuminate your inner body to support you through the coming season.  You will create clear and beautiful intentions that will carry you through to spring.


All participants will receive 1 specially blended oil to use in class and to take home.



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Essential Oils Study Group-On ZOOM
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Essential Oils Study Group-On ZOOM

LEMON, PEPPERMINT & LAVENDER

Lets learn all about how these three oils can clean your home, support your wellness, and inspire your heart.

Please be in a quiet space and have a notebook, a pen, and your collection of essential oils. I recommend Doterra oils, as they are of the highest quality and the most pure.

If you already have some oils, those will work perfectly for this class, but if you’d like to purchase some, please follow this link:

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/marnisclaroff

This class is free, and all are welcome. We will meet on Zoom. Once you RSVP, you will receive the link to join the call.

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Mystic on The Mat
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Mystic on The Mat

A mystic is someone who recognizes that the invisible world is just as real as the visible world.  There is a deeper relationship with the Mystery-or everything that is unknown.  The imagination is recognized as a kind of intelligence, and answers will always lead us to more questions.  In this workshop, you will learn both fire (active and engaged) and nectar (quiet and receptive) practices to awaken your inner mystic, and bring you into deeper relationship with your intuition, your knowing, and all of the support that is available to you from both the visible and invisible worlds.  You will feel more grounded and more connected to the flow of your life.  We will practice asana, meditation and journaling.  Please bring a pen and journal.

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The Wisdom Body
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

The Wisdom Body

The wisdom body is the part of you that knows. Within it lives everything you will ever need to know for your soul to come fully alive.  In this workshop, we will open up the gateways to the wisdom body with breath, movement, meditation, guided inner journeys, and discussion.   You will have an embodied experience of your deepest wisdom, and you will leave with tools for deepening your intuition, receiving guidance, and living in alignment with your higher purpose.

This workshop will include an all levels asana practice.

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Hands on Assists
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Hands on Assists

Transform your teaching with the wisdom of hands-on assisting. In this gathering for yoga teachers, you will:

1. Train your vision to see where energy gets stuck in student’s bodies, and how to know exactly what kinds of assist will help.

2. Practice intelligent hands-on assists, and understand how to safely and confidently use the power of touch for positive transformation.

3. Learn the key bio-mechanical actions that support each class of postures, and how to transmit this using hands-on guidance.

4. Spot common misalignments, and how to inspire students to a healthier integration.

5. Understand the therapeutic applications of alignment.

6. Know when is appropriate to touch, when it is better to use your words, and how to create a space that will empower students to honor their own bodies’ wisdom and intelligence.

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Shensara Yoga and Music Festival
Jul
12
to Jul 15

Shensara Yoga and Music Festival

Join Marni and many other inspiring teachers and musicians for a weekend of nature, yoga, music, community, and lots of love.

Use the discount code "marni" for a discount on your tickets.

 

At Shensara you camp for three days on the banks of the Shenandoah River. You are free to roam around the natural beauty of The Farm, swim in the river, relax and attend any of the activities we have planned. Some of the activities include:

  • Yoga classes and workshops on several different styles of yoga.
  • Guided meditations that allow the participants to discover and try different methods of meditation.
  • Workshops that bridge the gap between science and our spiritual practice.
  • Workshops from community leaders, business owners and individuals that have built business or projects that respect the environment, their costumers and their employees.
  • Join the Kirtan chanting and drum circle at the nightly bonfire.
  • Listen to soothing music at the main stage, then end the night dancing with your friends and the community to world beats.
  • Learn how to build an organic garden in your backyard or your apartment.
  • Sit quietly in the Meditation grove, a space surrounded by nature dedicated for quiet meditation or reflection.

We will continue to add new, different and exciting activities and projects till the day of the festival.

After the Weekend

The community that is Shensara will remain active and grow from year to year. We hope those who attend will use what they discover to live happier lives and to share these tools with others in their lives. Our success will be measured by our ability to inspire the community to choose kindness, compassion and learning as a lifestyle, and become better individuals that fuel a happier society.

 

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Soul Food-Nurture your Nature
Jun
29
to Jul 1

Soul Food-Nurture your Nature

Your soul is your essence, it is your nature, your wisdom, and the ground of who you are.  Modern life and culture often pull us away from the soul, and we feel dry, tired, and disconnected from our true knowing.  Living in relationship with soul, awakens us to our inherent connection with All That Is.  It gives us access to our intuition, our vitality, our creativity, our inherent juiciness and our imaginative wisdom.  This way of "coming home" to ourselves truly inspires our lives and uplifts our connections to our selves and to each other.

 

This will be a weekend of feeding the soul through inspired and heart-centered asana practices, storytelling, guided meditation, and group discussion.  You will leave feeling more grounded, inspired, connected, and more in tune with your soul purpose for this life.

 

* Learn alignment based yoga asana to more deeply and ease-fully inhabit your body.  

* Marni will shares stories of archetypes from the yoga tradition, and others, to illuminate the ways of communicating with your soul.

* Learn simple and profound meditation practices that you can use daily to stay rooted in your soul wisdom and stay inspired with your life.

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WOMEN'S SUMMIT 2018
Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

WOMEN'S SUMMIT 2018

Marni will be presenting during one of the breakout sessions called: Taking Care of Your Badass Self.

Network NoVA presents our second Women’s Summit to continue the grassroots momentum of building coalitions across the state to flip Virginia’s Congressional delegation blue in November. This jam packed weekend event for women and men will feature speakers, workshops, an advocacy fair, congressional row, and most importantly, network opportunities. We kickoff the weekend on Friday night with a grassroots shindig with a band,  food trucks, and space to mingle and celebrate our victories. On Saturday, rise and shine to a day designed to get you mentally fit as activists ready to build power and connect your interests to action. We have a long race ahead of us, endurance and sustainability are crucial. As we saw in 2017, when we work together, we can make the impossible possible.

PRICE:

  • $45 – Early Bird (until June 8th) 
  • $65 – Regular Rate

REGISTER TODAY

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Solstice Soulshine Festival
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Solstice Soulshine Festival

  • 4279 Janes Lane Marshall, Va (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Marni will be teaching the opening yoga class at the Solstice Soulshine Festival.

3rd Annual Solstice Soul Shine Festival celebrates the coming of the summer season with music, sound healing, yoga, workshops, drumming, ceremony, healers, and natural food! Held at the beautiful natural setting of Stillwaters in Marshall, VA directly on the tranquil shores of Lake Althalon (60 minutes West of D.C.).

http://www.wovengreenmusic.com/event/soulshine

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Generosity and the Flow of Abundance: The Invisible Power    
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Generosity and the Flow of Abundance: The Invisible Power    

In relationships, at work, and in our practices, we often hide pieces of ourselves out of fear of being vulnerable. Learn to harness the power of intention to cultivate natural generosity and create more abundance. We will explore the transformative power of generosity and how it can empower and uplift everything that you do. Enjoy a philosophical talk, an all-levels asana practice, and a guided meditation. You will leave feeling more grounded and more connected to your inherent goodness

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Minneapolis Yoga Conference
Mar
23
to Mar 25

Minneapolis Yoga Conference

  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Marni will be teaching a full-day intensive and 3 workshops at this incredible gathering of master teachers and a heart-filled community.  

You don't want to miss this.

The Minneapolis Yoga Conference is an exploration of what yoga is. It is designed to serve the community not as a proclamation of answers, but instead as an unending set of questions. Our primary aim is to explore the practice of yoga in an open, welcoming space for everyone in the yoga community. We embrace and celebrate the different and unique perspectives across the wider yoga community, so that together we can feel can feel a unity that is all too often missing. We are a conference that accepts, embraces and celebrates everyone for exactly where they are in their yogic journey, no matter where they are.

For the 2018 conference we have once again curated a group of world-class presenters, providing countless offerings and hundreds of available workshop hours. Whether you’ve been practicing for twenty days or twenty years, the 2018 Minneapolis Yoga Conference will have something for you

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The Power in your Purpose
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

The Power in your Purpose

  • Baltimore Yoga Village-Mt. Washington Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the center of yoga philosophy is the teaching of Svatantrya.  This is sanskrit, and it translates as "the Self-Woven Universe".  It means that the Universe is free to create however it wants, and so are we.  As the weavers of our lives, we must choose our own meaning.  Meaning is something we create, and it effects how we think, how we speak, and how we live.  What life means to you is your north star.  It guides you during dark times, light times, in your work, your relationships, and in all choices that you make.  When we get clear on our purpose, our lives can flow with much more ease.

 

In this workshop, we will explore meaning and purpose through story, asana practice, journaling and group discussion.  You will learn about yourself, uncover the power of your purpose, and discover what it means to live the" self woven" life.

 

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The Yoga of Self-Care
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

The Yoga of Self-Care

The Yoga of Self-Care with Alyson MacLatchy and Marni Sclaroff

How you take care of yourself is the ground on which everything else in your life stands. You could say that self-care is truly a radical act of service, because it strengthens our resiliency, vitality, and it allows us to be more "available" for our work, our relationships, and everything that matters to us.  When we take care of ourselves well, we create the conditions for healing and presence, and we become inspirations for others too.

In this interactive and illuminating workshop, Marni and Aly will share simple practices, rituals, and suggestions for taking care of your body, your heart, your spirit, and your energy.  We will discuss food, morning and evening practice, meditation, sleep, rest, energy balancing, daily cleansing rituals and more.

 

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Consciousness and Energy of Shiva and Shakti
Sep
29
to Oct 1

Consciousness and Energy of Shiva and Shakti

  • Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Shiva and Shakti represent consciousness and energy. They symbolize the sacred marriage of what makes us human, and they are the ground of all being. They are the auspicious and loving heart at the center of everything.

In the Yoga tradition, there are hundreds of stories that speak, metaphorically, to profound truths. These stories can uplift and inspire our lives and all relationships.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Be skillfully guided to your own center through stories, mantra, discussion, asana practice, and journaling
  • Begin with a story in each session that will inspire your inner work
  • Chant mantra in order to align your heart and mind with the empowered vibration of Shiva and Shakti
  • Imbue the tissues of the body with wisdom and truth through the  practice of asana
  • Uncover the key actions during your asana practice that support positive transformation of the body from the inside-out

This will be a weekend of true evolution, and you will leave with tools and wisdom that you can apply directly to your life and to all of your relations.

You will learn how to ground yourself in your truth, how to live in your natural abundance, and how to walk through your life with more grace and compassion.

Read the Interview about the work we will be doing this weekend.

Story & Symbolism in the Yoga Tradition

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Women's Retreat-The Lady of the Beasts
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Retreat-The Lady of the Beasts

From the tribes that followed the Great Reindeer Mother in Siberia to the universality of the Trickster Goddess, there is stunning evidence of ancient belief systems that include heroines and goddesses who personified the attributes of the animal world. Through the embodied study of yoga combined with mythical relevance, we may have a greater understanding of the relationship between our shamanic past and how animal energies are revealed in our lives.

Experience a one-day workshop combining goddess consciousness with yoga and meditation. Geared for yoginis and those curious about the goddess, this practice will foster a connection with the archetypal energies to gain access to your own unique wisdom and power.

Bring your own mat, a water bottle and hand towel. Cost is $127. Students $97. Space is limited – reserve your space now! Yoga practice includes flowing yoga postures designed for all levels. All women (cis and trans) are welcome.

Carol Campbell joins with yogini, Marni Sclaroff (http://www.marnisclaroff.com/), and singer/musician, Ashley Cash (wovengreenmusic.com), to bring an exquisite combination of sound, expertise and presence to your yoga experience! We've sold out at most of our retreats so sign-up soon!

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Shensara
Jul
20
to Jul 23

Shensara

Join us!  Save money on your ticket with the code: marni

 

At Shensara you camp for three days on the banks of the Shenandoah River. You are free to roam around the natural beauty of The Farm, swim in the river, relax and attend any of the activities we have planned. Some of the activities include:

  • Yoga classes and workshops on several different styles of yoga.
  • Guided meditations that allow the participants to discover and try different methods of meditation.
  • Workshops that bridge the gap between science and our spiritual practice.
  • Workshops from community leaders, business owners and individuals that have built business or projects that respect the environment, their costumers and their employees.
  • Join the Kirtan chanting and drum circle at the nightly bonfire.
  • Listen to soothing music at the main stage, then end the night dancing with your friends and the community to world beats.
  • Learn how to build an organic garden in your backyard or your apartment.
  • Sit quietly in the Meditation grove, a space surrounded by nature dedicated for quiet meditation or reflection.
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Yoga and Tarot
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Yoga and Tarot

Join Marni and Allison Davis for an evening of yoga, journaling, journeying, dreaming and awakening to the gifts of the imagination.  Marni will guide you to your inner self through gentle yoga and meditation, and Allison will share the stories, symbolism, and power of the tarot.  

"In this space we will introduce the Tarot as a tool for
self-integration, an avenue for accessing your own deep and personal
wisdom. These 78 cards form a matrix that encompasses the spectrum of
human experience and invites our full participation in life. In
addition to giving you a structure for understanding the basic
symbolism of the cards,  together we will strengthen your unique
intuitive ability to pull meaning from the images you encounter. You
do not need to have any prior experience with the Tarot in order to
attend.

There are no “good” or “bad” cards, just mirrors of consciousness to
be explored. You are invited to step inside this realm of shadow and
sunlight, and to empower your own intuitive voice using the Tarot as
your guide."

-Allison
 

This workshop will be held at a private home studio in Great Falls, VA, Address will be sent after registration.

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Inspired Teaching
Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Inspired Teaching

How do you stay inspired as a teacher? How do you keep inspiring your students to show up for their practice? Your students will always remember how you inspire them. In this workshop for yoga teachers you will learn:

1. How to stay inspired, where to find inspiration, how to keep doing your practice.

2. How to create inspired and authentic themes for your classes, and how to bring your theme to life by weaving it through the practice.

3. How to choose sequences and postures that relate to your themes so that you are creating a true embodied experience for students.

4. How to apply your yoga to your life and be the yoga that you teach. In this way you will have real positive impact on other people’s lives

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Aphrodite's Door
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Aphrodite's Door

A deep well of transformative knowledge exists in the form and narrative of the mermaid, aka water goddess. There is stunning evidence of a history that includes women who led in the cultures that regaled the goddess Aphrodite before she was coopted by the Greco Roman age. Through the embodied study of yoga combined with mythical relevance, we may have a greater understanding of the relationship between power and beauty and how it is revealed in our lives.

Experience a one-day workshop combining goddess consciousness with yoga and meditation. Geared for yoginis and those curious about the goddess, this practice will foster a connection with the archetypal energies to gain access to your own unique wisdom and power.

Bring your own mat, a water bottle and hand towel.  Cost is $127. Students $97.  Space is limited – reserve your space now! Yoga practice includes flowing yoga postures designed for all levels.  All women (cis and trans) are welcome. 

Carol Campbell joins with yogini, Marni Sclaroff, and singer/musician, Ashley Cash, to bring an exquisite combination of sound, expertise and presence to your yoga experience! Also, Alyson Maclatchy will be providing scrumptious food!  Vegetarian lunch with vegan additions will be served

 

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The Inner Journey of Yoga
Apr
1
4:30 PM16:30

The Inner Journey of Yoga

As we deepen our practice of yoga, our lives transform in many positive ways.  It is also true, that as we deepen our practice, we meet ourselves in more intimate ways, and uncover rich territories inside of ourselves. This inner journey can sometimes feel lonely, scary, and confusing.   Your interior is so vast, and most of us have been living very far away from this essential and natural part of ourselves.  In this practice, you will experience the richness of your inner self, and you will attune yourself to the subtle waves of inner guidance that are always here with you.  You will know what it is to stand grounded in your essence in the midst of positive evolution. This workshop will include slow and mindful asana practice, meditation, journaling, discussion.  All levels are welcome.

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Karma and Lila-Arm Balances
Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Karma and Lila-Arm Balances

Karma is the generative power of our thoughts, words, and actions.  It is the consequences of who we have been, and who we are now.  Lila is play.  It is life living itself, just for fun; it is the divine mystery.  In between these two powers, we find ourselves in the very center of who we are: the heart.  In this work and play shop, we will uncover the power and wisdom of the sacred midline in asana and life.  You will be guided through a playful and uplifting practice of asymmetrical arm balances and backbends that will reveal to you the magic that happens when accept the consequences of who we are, and live the limitless gift of the mystery.

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Hands-On Assists For Teachers
Feb
11
2:30 PM14:30

Hands-On Assists For Teachers

Learn how to confidently and skillfully guide students into higher alignment in asana using hands-on assists.  Using her 20 years of experience in teaching yoga and studying the body, Marni will teach you the key underlying principles of alignment and action so that you can safely empower students with your touch in every posture.  

You will learn:

* key alignment principles

*how to spot common misalignments

*how to touch with confidence and skill

*when to touch, and when not to

*ethics of touch

*assists for every class of yoga postures

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Wild at Heart-Backbends
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

Wild at Heart-Backbends

Join Marni in this prayerful offering to the call of your wild heart, the depths of your soul, the lightness of your spirit, and the sacred rhythms of your life.  Marni will share stories that call you to your natural power and your authentic truth. You will learn how to skillfully open the pathways to deeper and more expressive backbends. You will remember your place of belonging and all the ways in which your life and your body are sacred.

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500 hour advanced certification: The Activated Inner Body-- tools for embodying arm balances, core poses and inversions
Jan
28
to Jan 29

500 hour advanced certification: The Activated Inner Body-- tools for embodying arm balances, core poses and inversions

Part of Yogawood's modular 500 Hr. Advanced Certification program. Take the modules you want to when you can. Earn Yoga Alliance CE credits along the way.

Master teacher Marni Sclaroff is coming to town-- so get ready to uncover the power of asana that vibrates beneath the forms of the poses.

In this weekend long session, you will learn how activate your own interior using alignment principles that transform and heal. We will use the powers of observation, hands-on assisting, and personal practice to demystify alignment principles. You will receive all the tools you need to transform the inner structure of the body in yourself and your students.

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