Join us for a donation based class to support the community devastated by the Camp Fire. North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) manages and provides funds for the evolving efforts in Paradise – the money needs are changing on a daily basis and NVCF stays current to support the needs as …
On winter solstice, we experience the longest night and celebrate the return of the light. It is time to acknowledge, honor and re-awaken the spiritual sun within each one of us. The long hours of darkness hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection. The studio will open in …
Sunday, December 16 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. FREE Join Erin Alexander for this free session to learn more about GVY’s year-long sacred embodiment circle starting in 2019. During this time, Erin will give you a taste of what these monthly circles will be like. The session will include spiritual …
Now every Tuesday and Thursday evening join Cathy and Grace for this upbeat class linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. Build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. 5:30-6:45 pm.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep is a powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic guided meditation takes you through the five layers of self, leaving you with a sense of wholeness and liberation. …
Do you have trouble connecting to your higher self, your guides or to a higher power? Have you ever put a question out to the universe just to hear nothing in response? Sometimes our thoughts, beliefs or stress make the connection difficult. Automatic writing is an easy and effective way …
Registration is closing soon for the Fall Cleanse. Fall is a time of natural transition and an ideal moment for a detox cleanse that will reset your body and mind, and prime your system for a winter of wellness. Learn more and register.
Welcome, Anna! She is the newest addition to our teaching staff. Anna has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and most enjoys teaching gentle yoga that invites ease, comfort and healing. She has a lovely, grounding presence. Join her on the Fall Equinox this Friday at 10:30 am for …
I am delighted to take ownership of Grass Valley Yoga and committed to keeping it the beautiful, sacred space Whitney has so lovingly created. The moment I walked through the door at Grass Valley Yoga, I knew it was a special place. The transformative energy and love was palpable in …
Grass Valley Yoga Community Blessing
and Sacred Ceremony
with Shaman Lisa Smith
Wednesday, June 20th 7:00-8:30 pm
Please join Whitney and Grace as we enter the wisdom of the heart to create community intention and make a ceremonial offering to energetically align the dynamics of love, right thinking and right action for each one of us personally and as community at Grass Valley Yoga.
This very special event will be led by Shaman Lisa Smith, a modern day Shaman who is grounded in the art of spiritual and shamanic healing. Natures gift to us at Summer Solstice is expanded light.
Grace and I chose this date as spiritually supportive and significant for this transition. We will be holding a very special event on June 20 to honor, celebrate and welcome this light into our own lives.
Schedule of Events for June 20th:
Restorative Yoga Class: 5:30 – 645 p.m. with Grace Kendrick
Studio Blessing and Bridging Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
We welcome everyone to join us!
This is a FREE event!
You can sign up here on our online store through MindBody to reserve your spot for the yoga class and/or the Blessing Ceremony.
Dear Grass Valley Yoga community,
Since November, 2015, I have had the pleasure of being the owner of Grass Valley Yoga. I have fulfilled a dream of mine. I have been blessed to practice side by side with amazing yogis and to help people thrive. I love and cherish my time and every experience at GVY. I believe that it is YOU, the students who plant the seeds of love and the positive energy that our studio is blessed with.
Yoga and life is comprised of ebbs and flows. Life, like energy is ever changing and never constant. I am a Nurse and more. I love nursing & I love teaching yoga. Recently I accepted a new nursing position that I am thrilled about.
However, this prompted me to make some really tough decisions about my life…and something had to be let go of.
I sat with this decision, meditated and asked the universe for help. I came to the decision as hard as it was, that I would have to sell the studio. Then, the help I asked for came like an ah-hah moment for me and I knew who would be the new leader of GVY.
Friends, I am thrilled to announce to you the new owner and leader of Grass Valley Yoga, Grace Kendrick.
When Grace first came to GVY, she instantly brought light, strength, and blessings for the community and our students with her beautiful presence and teachings. Grace has so much to offer our community with her amazing skill set as a Yoga Teacher, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, mentor, mother, and wife.
Owning a yoga studio has been a dream of mine and I absolutely love GVY, making this a very hard and emotionally charged decision. As yoga teaches us to both embrace and release, this time I release and let go of the reins of Grass Valley Yoga. I know that this is the best decision to give the community the devoted attention that Grace will be able to provide. I will not be a stranger, I am still going to be teaching classes at the studio. It is simply time to embrace a new lifestyle while incorporating all the things I love.
When I think of Grass Valley Yoga’s community I am touched by the sense of acceptance devotion our community possesses. I am inspired by each and everyone of you. I have worked hard these last 2.5 years to cultivate a place where people can show up, feel empowered, and to practice yoga in a non-judgmental space.
Grace and I have been working together to create a smooth transition and to keep the same peaceful ambiance of the studio. As with any new energy Grace will reflect her own creative soul with ideas and programs for the studio that will both enhance and inspire. She will also bless the space with her love and passion for yoga, Ayurveda, family, and community.
I look forward to this transition with love, with appreciation for Grace for stepping in and excitement for the studio.