Special Events and Classes

These classes are offered on a limited basis. Consider hosting a private yoga practice for a special event or retreat. Private yoga classes can be ideal as a wellness experience for a work group, athletic team, family or friend group. Celebrate special occasions like a birthday, bridal shower, or retirement. Contact us for more information.


Featured below are some of the special classes recently offered.

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Hiking and Yoga at Shades

Join Jamie Douglas in this  opportunity to mix invigorating trail hiking with a mat-free asana practice.Yoga helps regular hikers become more limber, mindful and aligned. Hiking offers greater lung capacity and overall fitness to yogis who tend to do a less aerobic mat practice. What’s more, You’ll savor nature as you deepen your yoga practice.

Doing yoga on unfamiliar turf brings other benefits as well. Learning to stay focused enough to practice yoga outside amid distractions like noise and weather is good training for staying attentive and flexible off the mat.

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Yin Yoga and Reiki

A slow, meditative yoga practice that helps you unravel deep-seated tension, Yin focuses on seated or reclined postures held for three to five minutes. You will slowly soften into the pose at a pace that feels good for your body.

Once settled into these positions, participants are invited to experience Reiki, a technique that brings relaxation and balance to the body.

Yin Yoga is lead by one of Quest for Balance Wellness' teachers in collaboration with j Miranda, Usui Reiki Master Teacher.

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Mindful Drumming

The first sound we hear as emerging beings is the sound of our mother’s heartbeat. In this way, rhythm is an essential and primal part of our way of being. Mindful drumming combines this lived experience with the concept of the circle as understood by First Nations and Indigenous cultures as a means to both heal and to create community. Led by circle keeper and studio owner, j, we blend drumming, breath work, meditation, and compassion for others in a relaxed and friendly space.

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Drumming on the Deck/Community Drum Circle - $5

This is a fun, family-friendly event where people come together to share the power of rhythm and community. In temperate weather, the circle will meet on the deck. 

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Workplace Yoga

Desk work takes a toll on the neck, shoulders and upper back.  Computer work can tense fingers and wrists.  Learn how to incorporate basic yoga postures and stretches to relieve stress at your desk.  A session of Office Yoga provides relief and is invigorating and refreshing!  Can work individually in your office or with a small group in a conference room or similar setting.  Sessions are 30-60 minutes

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle form of yoga with passive postures to open the body, quiet the mind, and move into a deep sense of relaxation. A quiet time to cultivate awareness of body, breath, and mind; this class is recommended for those experiencing stress, recovering from injury or illness, and anyone seeking a gentle class to unwind, relax, and renew.

Class size is limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required.