with Ariel Hart and Denise Gour
Sunday, May 5th (1:00-3:30pm)
at Sellwood Yoga

$65 for the afternoon; includes a personal “Thankful” Gift Box consisting of a therapeutic essential oil blend, a small crystal charged with your positive intention and a gratitude “recipe” to kickstart your home practice! Limited to 10 participants.

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Join us for an afternoon of gratitude!  The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. The Grateful Sanctuary will guide us to greater potential as we journey into deeper levels of awareness and intention. 
All levels welcome, Class size is limited to 10 people to ensure an intimate, healing experience for all participants.  We kindly ask you to register in advance.

In the Grateful Sanctuary you will learn and experience ways to…

  • Use gratitude practices to increase mental, physical and spiritual health 
  • Increase feelings of connectedness and love for your community and the world 
  • Send positive energy to yourself and loved ones
  • Trust the healing language of your body
  • Soften rigidity and open to fuller potential=
  • Cultivate energetic awareness
  • Find deeper levels of relaxation

The Grateful Sanctuary is a combination of mindfulness, guided meditation, Reiki (a Japanese energetic healing technique) and restorative yoga.  

The Grateful Sanctuary includes a personal “Thankful” Gift Box consisting of a therapeutic essential oil blend, a small crystal charged with your positive intention and a gratitude “recipe” to kickstart your home practice!


Instructor — Ariel Hart

Ariel Hart

Ariel Hart is a former LA/Seattle based energy worker, yoga teacher and artist who has returned to her magical roots here in Portland.  Her flair for the theatrical informs her experiential classes and private sessions, creating experiences that encompass all of the senses in deep intuitive healing.  She has been a certified Yoga instructor since 2007 and a certified Reiki practitioner since 2012.  Ariel offers weekly classes, workshops and private sessions that incorporate a variety of therapeutic tools such as Reiki (energy healing), sound therapy, visualization, mindfulness, aromatherapy, herbal clearings, pranayama and charged stones/crystals.  Ariel is passionate about sharing energy work with community and is the co-founder of “U:nite” a not for profit group in Seattle that hosted public alternative healing events.  Please visit her website www.arielhart.space for more info.

Instructor — Denise Gour

Denise Gour

Denise Gour’s therapeutic focus helps people reduce their stress and learn to navigate adversity with more self-compassion, clarity and ease. She has over 15 years of experience working in Portland with adults and families facing complex issues related to parenting, family and relationships, adult children of impaired parents, recovery from addictions, aging, grief and loss, career shifts, physical injury and illness, and the associated symptoms of depression and anxiety. She also offers presentations and trainings for health care providers, schools, and businesses interested in using mindfulness and stress reduction skills in the workplace. Denise completed her Mindfulness Based Professional Training with MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has also trained with the researchers who developed Mindfulness Based programs for addiction and depression counseling. As a licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga instructor she offers a richly integrated approach to teaching stress reduction.

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