wreath making @ ritual house w/the rookery

this sat. dec. 2nd • 4-6p

$95 • pre-registration required

welcome back sara gainey of the rookery, an urban farm in seward park, to ritual house for an afternoon of wreath making bites, and merriment.

we will provide all of the items needed to create a 16-18″ traditional greenery wreath w/ dried seasonal additions.​ as well as some bites and sips.

wreaths have a decorated history lighting up long winters and bringing people together worldwide--from ancient pagan yule celebrations, to japanese shimekazari new year wreaths, to ancient greek & roman celebrations (one being saturnalia festival honoring the agricultural god saturn, another being the olympics​), most cultures use wreathes to serve as a symbol of warm welcome & evocation of prosperity. ​

the non-traditional part...you provide (if you want): rummage! if this is your 700th wreath making experience and you want to come be in community but don’t need to go home with yet another traditional greenery wreath, rummage around, bring some eclectic items, and see what comes of it.

this could be (responsibly sourced) foliage from your yard, neighborhood, or a walk in the woods, that you add to the provided greenery. and could be a bunch of mismatched lego and barbie parts from your basement toy pile. broken ceramic bits, driftwood, buttons, the list goes on. A 5 pack of yoga classes will go to the most eclectic rummage wreath at the end of the event, voted on by the folks there! this is all optional...but yea, go right on for it!

registration is open to the first 12 folks. refunds available 72 hrs prior to event. after that supplies will have been purchased, and a partial refund could be made minus cost of supplies. email us with questions. see you there!

local brilliance holiday market @ ritual house

sat. dec. 16th • 11:00am-5:00pm​

art exhibit + holiday market

you’re invited ritual house for community and beauty...and maybe find something on your list for giving or receiving this season!

• featuring •

fine artists: irene wood, laura van horne, becca fuhrman, lynda harwood swenson

ceramics: natasha alphonse, laura knaub, lily gray

​retail: either/or, particle goods, cocobolo, odd flowers

and-it’s our 8th birthday weekend! we will have ritual house class passes and monthly membership on sale, in-person raffle entries for class passes, and a bundle of wellness focused retail for (almost) anyone on your list. ​

kids yoga class!

drop off • 4-8 year olds

8 thursdays • jan. 18-mar 14 • no session 2/22​

$195 • 4-4:45p

drop off your 4-8 year old/s at ritual house from 4-4:45p on thursdays for 8 weeks (no session 2/22)!

Classes are filled with kid-friendly poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness, games, relaxation, and a lot of fun! Children will build strength, focus, and flexibility along with kindness, compassion, and self-regulation.

registration is open​. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, email a brief description of why you qualify.​

sound bath

led by Daniella white

thurs. dec. 14th • 7:30-8:30p • $40

pre-registration recommended

A sound bath is an improvised concert played with the intent of releasing stress, and can facilitate energetic shifts in your mind and body to bring you into a more balanced state of being. Participants lay in a comfortable position on the floor (savasana), while Daniella plays the crystal bowls and gongs, accompanied by her vocal toning. You will be bathed in healing vibrations that help entrain your brain into a deeply relaxed state where physical, mental, and spiritual healing can take place.

please bring your own yoga mat. if you are sure you want pillows and blankets​ to make your experience cozy, please bring some from home! We have props, but the bath typically benefits from having more than we can supply for everyone.

[Full] breathwork journey

led by tai Hubbert

saturday dec. 9th • 4-6p • $80​

14 spots • pre-registration recommended

“what an incredible introduction to breathwork. the ceremony was amazing, humbling, and life changing.” –n.s.

Reclaim your breath, reclaim life.
In this journey of conscious connected breathwork, you will be supported in discovering your own breath as a profound resource for healing, insight, and coming home to your Self.

As a bridge to the terrain of the body and nervous system, the breath can influence your embodied experience and influence that which lives beyond the reach of the conscious mind.

Held stress and tension can be released, and energy from past experiences fully integrated. The result can be more grounded availability, inner harmony, and embodied peace and vitality.
Breathwork is also an accessible modality to explore psychedelic-like states in which thinking
mind quiets and profound clarity, insight, and creativity becomes available.

As an experienced facilitator and healing guide, Tai holds a strong, loving, and sacred container to explore within, drawing on roots in somatic psychology, shamanism, and yoga. For more
information about breathwork, what to expect in the session, and Tai’s approach, please visit www.swordandlotus.com/breathwork.

While breathwork can be of benefit to anyone seeking to know themselves more deeply, this modality is not recommended for the following conditions: pregnancy, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, bipolar disorders or schizophrenia, recent major surgeries, and severe PTSD. For those with histories of more significant trauma, a 1:1 session is recommended. Please contact Tai with any questions.

Precaution: This event involves open-mouth breathing in a group and is thus a high-risk activity for the transmission of Covid. All participants are required to test the morning of the
event, and voluntarily choose to participate despite known risks.

begin again: a new year’s practice

beginners class/workshop led by zak endicott at ritual house

sat. jan. 20th, 2024 • 12:30-2pm

$40 • pre-registration required

if you’re ready to start a yoga practice from scratch, or have been out of practice and are ready to dip your toes in again starting with the basics, please join us for a revival of ‘begin again’: our beginner practice series.

january’s is led by ritual house taecher zak endicott. he led our ‘begin again’ series 2016-2020.​ zak has an extensive teaching background, including teaching beginners. read more about zak on our teachers page!

more information and registration to come. please share with anyone you know who may be ready to begin (again).

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thanks! we look forward to meeting you.