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 Laughter Yoga Workshop

at Spacious Heart Yoga

Saturday 12.12.15 ~ 1-3:30pm


Join me, Saturday, December 12th 1-3:30pm, at Spacious Heart Yoga in downtown Goshen, IN, for the joyful practice of Laughter Yoga. Combining mindful pranayama (breathing techniques) with laughter, students will learn to practice and cultivate space to consciously bring joyfulness, fun and laughter back into their lives.

Just as we must regularly put into practice the skills we use for our jobs, the sports we engage in, the musical instruments we play, the asana we practice on our yoga mats, so to must we consciously practice and create space for the powerful healing that laughter and joy provide us.

During this workshop we will watch the short documentary, Laughology and we will practice movements & breathing techniques combined with conscious laughter. No experience with yoga or laughter necessary.

Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move around in. You may also choose to bring a light snack, if you like. You can bring your own mat if you choose or use one of ours and there will be chairs for those who would like them.

Early bird $ 25
Late Registration $30

Click HERE to register online or call 574.361.9756

Spacious Heart Yoga is located at 302 S. Main St. Goshen, IN 46526


Quarterly Kula Spacious Heart 1.31.15


Join us at Spacious Heart Yoga for our first Quarterly Kula of 2015.

Saturday ~ January 31st ~ 2015

6pm Vegetarian Potluck

6:30pm Viewing of the Documentary: The Dhamma Brothers

This event is free to the community and all are welcome. Bring a vegetarian dish to share if you can and join us to connect with the community and view a powerful documentary about Vipassana Meditation brought to a high security prison in Alabama. East meets West in the Deep South.

Spacious Heart Yoga is located at 302 S. Main St. Goshen, IN

Burn the Turkey  

w/Dawn at Spacious Heart Yoga

burn the turkey


The family has been assembled. The food has been consumed. You’ve had your fill of socializing and your fill of stuffing… Now it’s time to get on the mat and burn off some of the gluttony, warm the body up from the cold and come back to center. So join me the day after at Spacious Heart Yoga, 11am on Friday 11.28.14 for a heated yoga class.

*The practice will be vigorous and is best suited for those who have a strong practice and solid understanding of foundational poses. We will be flowing from pose to pose (vinyasa) as well as slowing things down to hold poses as well. The room will be heated to 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bring a towel (you will probably sweat), water and your own mat if you have one. Happy Thanksgiving. See you on the mat!

Thanks and Giving Yoga Practice at Spacious Heart Yoga Goshen, IN

Thanks and Giving Yoga Practice at Spacious Heart Yoga Goshen, IN

Thanks and Giving Yoga Class at Spacious Heart Yoga, Goshen IN, 9-10am on Thursday, November 27th, 2014. 

Join Yoga Teacher Sheri Bontrager to give thanks and share the mindfulness of practice Thanksgiving morning. The class is free but we ask that you bring a donation of canned food or monetary donation that will go to a local charity. To submit your choice of charity organization, stop by the studio and enter the name of the charity.

With all the hoopla of the Holiday’s it’s a perfect way to keep centered and mindful. So put the turkey in the oven and get yourself down to Spacious Heart Yoga for class!

Sacred Waters Kirtan

Sacred Waters  16990 Douglas Rd. Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

Join us for a night of music and mantras with Sacred Waters Kirtan at Sacred Waters 16990 Douglas Rd, Mishawaka, IN.  Friday night, October 31, 2014 at 7pm. Nearly all the events and classes at Sacred Waters are donation based. Offer what you can and join the community this wonderful event.

Recently, Sacred Waters Kirtan was featured at the 150th anniversary celebration of Vivekananda by the Vedanta Society and had the honor of leading a large crowd of swamis, nuns and other participants from around the world in celebratory song. They have played venues as diverse as the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Notre Dame, Indiana. For more news and info check out

Sacred Waters offers regularly scheduled yoga classes throughout the week as well as meditations, lectures and spiritual/philosophical workshops too. Check out the upcoming, November 2014 schedule HERE.

You can also purchase the new CD by Sacred Waters Kirtan online at cdbaby

Sacred Waters Kirtan available at

Sacred Waters Kirtan available at

Monthly Meditation is Saturday October 25th, 10:30am-12:30 and will be held at Pathways Retreat in Goshen, Indiana. With 14 acres of trails and two labyrinths, we’ll be practice both a free style walking meditation as well as a labyrinth walk.


Pathways Retreat trail

We won’t be meeting at Spacious Heart in Goshen. We’ll meet directly at Pathways Retreat (309 Hackett Rd, Goshen IN) and workshop begins promptly at 10:30am. Parking is limited so carpooling is highly recommended. If you haven’t registered yet, you can register by clicking HERE

What to bring/wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes
-Notebook and pen
-Portable chair if possible or yoga mat (we’ll be sitting for part of the time)
-Dress Accordingly for your comfort
-Water/beverage (snack if you like)
-Carpool if possible (parking limited)
Hope to see you on the path!

Join me at Spacious Heart Yoga in Goshen, Indiana

for my  Hands ~ Heart ~ Feet Workshop

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Click on the Flyer to Enlarge

6 METHODS to CULTIVATE A THOROUGH YOGA PRACTICE ON and OFF the MATSaturday – May 31, 2014 – 1-4pm

*Pranayama– breathing techniques to energize as well as soothe
*Mantras– using sound to clear and balance internal vibration
*Mudras– activating pressure points to both stimulate & calm energy centers
*Asana– physical postures to strengthen/challenge & postures to release/restore
*Meditation– stilling the body & observing the internal experience
*Yoga Nidra– guided practice of deep yogic sleep to reconnect to the deeper sense of self

This 3 hour Workshop will offer students the opportunity to integrate yogic practices to serve them ON and OFF the mat. There will be some vigorous asana and students attending should be well-versed in foundational yoga postures as well as be able to safely engage in a challenging practice for at least one hour.

In addition to asana, this workshop will include introductory level practices of Mantras, Mudras, Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Nidra so that students may begin cultivating a more encompassing practice of mindfulness to take off the mat, into the world.

Investment: $30 (by May 24) / $35 (after May 24)

Click HERE to register online


If this Squirrel can bring it, so can you.


Utkatasana aka Chair Pose... not just for Humans

Utkatasana aka Chair Pose… not just for Humans

Dawn Smith

Fun musings. Cool info.
Yoga on and off the mat.

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