SERIES & RETREATS WITH DENISE
Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation are essential practices for wellbeing. They are an integral part of Harmony Hill’s programming and align with our mission to inspire healthy living for all. In that spirit, we offer on-going wellness opportunities to help all of us live a more healthy, joyful, and creative life.
Harmony Hill invites you to join us as we pause, ground and center, wherever you are on your healing journey. Please enjoy:
VIRTUAL ALL-LEVELS YOGA CLASSES
All are welcome, regardless of ability or experience. These gentle classes are suitable for participants of all levels, and offer modifications for beginners and variations for those who want a deeper practice.
Led by Denise Carrico, Certified Integral Yoga Teacher with over 30 years of experience, these classes include the practices of breath awareness, mindfulness, and easeful movement. The sessions focus on the therapeutic and restorative nature of a regular yoga practice. Enjoy poetry readings and meditation as an integral aspect of the experience.
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m., PST
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., PST
Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. PST (Yoga for Cancer – Free Class to those who have been affected by cancer.)
Fees: $12 per class for Drop-ins, or $100 for a 10 class pass.
These classes are offered via Zoom. Class passes and reservations are available via Punchpass. Class sizes will be capped at 20 participants per session.
Please join the class 10 minutes early to create your space and to ensure that you can resolve any connection issues. Please have a mat, a blanket, and whatever props you may need. (Option of chair practice is available if needed).
TO USE PUNCHPASS
- You will first need to make a Punchpass account.
- Purchase either of our class options.
- Go into the Class Calendar and book your reservation(s). Currently, you can book up to 30 days in advance.
- You’ll get an email response to your reservation containing your link to the class session you selected.
- If you need to cancel or reschedule, you must do it 24 hours in advance, or your session pass will still be used.
Enjoy thoughtful and meaningful meditations for the times.
Meditation for Spaciousness – By Denise Carrico
Meditation on ‘Today’ (A poem by Mary Oliver) – By Denise Carrico
DENISE CARRICO, BFA, CERTIFIED INTEGRAL YOGA TEACHER, CBC-Y
A life-long artist & seeker, Denise found her spiritual ‘home’ in the beautiful, heartful practice of Yoga and has been offering classes, workshops & retreats for over 30 years. Her hope is to make the teachings & the practices open to all who wish to deepen their relationship with themselves, to become kinder and more intimate with their own bodies & hearts, and to expand that out to the wider world as well. Her practice is a rich, integrated one – using breath, mindfulness, Metta meditation, Yoga therapy, somatic movement, stillness, rest, poetry – and is both gentle and therapeutic.
As the Yoga Teacher-in-Residence at Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Denise co-facilitates the Cancer Retreats, the Health Professional Renewal Retreats and leads Wellness Workshops. She also offers weekly Yoga & Meditation classes for the local community as well as serving as a Hospice volunteer.
And as a trained Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga Provider, she is opening to her own ‘unattended sorrows’ and learning to rest in their midst. And wishing to offer space for others to do the same. Denise believes that ours is a ‘culture in grief’ and that, in sitting & in breath, in stillness & in movement, we may each learn to open & rest, be healed & be at peace.
She walks the quiet woods of Harmony Hill every day as a spiritual practice with her dog & her cat and hikes the mountains of the Olympics as often as possible. And cherishes what is holy & beautiful in this world: her grandchildren, the body in motion, calligraphy, the mountains, poetry, kindness, love. These words of St Teresa of Calcutta guide her life & work: “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”