Centered Workshops

Continue to learn about tools to stay healthy and thrive.

Being our best means having good information and sound practices to call on as we navigate life. As we expand our line-up of workshops, you’ll have opportunities to learn something new or hone your skills in personal and professional development, all in the interest of greater health and wellbeing.

Reiki Community Event

Saturday, October 30, 2021

If you can use a little healing energy in your life, join four practitioners who are coming together at Centered Yoga & Wellness on Saturday, October 30th to offer Reiki to those who are interested in experiencing this gentle healing method.  

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that improves the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.  Reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and healthcare facilities, to promote relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief.  Studies show Reiki can create feelings of peace, relaxation, security and wellness.

Centered Yoga & Wellness is, well, about wellness, community and connection. And so we’re offering abbreviated Reiki sessions to connect with the community and offer the experience of this gentle practice and hopefully a bit of relief in the midst of what we can probably agree are some stressful times. 

Donation Based (Suggested donation is $10.00)

Registration is required

Community Soul: Cultivating Conversations to Open Hearts and Center Lives

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Community Soul is a forum for people of all ages and walks of life to talk, listen, learn and connect. WCN features the “community living room”, a place for women to be their authentic selves in an atmosphere of camaraderie and collaboration.

Meaningful conversations on topics such as health, success, change, decision-making, emotions, stress, balance, love and more take center stage. Find out what other women think, feel and do about some of the things you may be thinking about. Topics may arise organically or be approached purposefully. This semi-facilitated conversation combines the wisdom of the participants with the power of the moment to generate an authentic evening. Participation is accessible for all.

Each session begins with connection – time to say hello and connect with new and familiar friends. Then, a mindful conversation led by an Integrative Health Coach follows.  Whether you like to speak or listen, your presence is valued.  Hope to see you there.

Register today!

Donation Based (Suggested donation is $10.00)

Writing for Resiliency – “What’s Keeping You Up at Night?” – Dealing with Stress and Overwhelm

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Writing for Resiliency is an informative and growth-fostering workshop for individuals wanting to dive into the heart of well-being. Whether you are experiencing relational grief or conflict, struggling with past or present trauma, stress, or overwhelm, the program offers an opportunity to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings, privately, in your own company.

Led by Lori Pashnik, you’ll be guided to explore expressive, transactional, poetic, affirmative, and legacy writing experiences. Writing for Resiliency is based on the process created by James Pennebaker, Ph.D. and John Evans, Ed.D. in their book, Expressive Writing:  Words that Heal. No prior writing experience is necessary, and all writing content is confidential. You will not be asked to read or share your work.

Lori Pashnik, Ph.D. is the Founder of Greenville’s Well Relate Living, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Coach. Her specialized training in James Pennebaker’s work Lori has been in the mental health field for over 25 years helping individuals to manage their fears and obstacles so that they can live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Join Lori to:

  • Practice the art of letting go and moving forward
  • Build new connections and community
  • Create a safe space for expressing the unspoken
  • Stimulate self-discovery and ongoing awareness

Register today!  And don’t forget your pad and pen!

$49.00 per person

This event is approved by NBHWC for 10.0 continuing education units (CEP #100063).

Sound Jouney Mediation – Tibetan Singing Bowls & Yin Yoga

Friday, November 29, 2021

Tibetan singing bowls produce rich and harmonic overtones that produce a direct affect upon each of the seven primary chakras. Traditionally, chakras are described as vortexes of energy that run from the base of the spine to the top of the head. It is thought that when the chakras are balanced, open, and aligned our energy flows more freely, thereby creating more balance within our bodies.

In addition to their powerful meditative properties, the benefits of Tibetan singing bowls also include:

– Deep relaxation
– Improve circulation
– Lower blood pressure
– Improvement in mood
– Stimulate brain waves and immune function
– Decrease pain sensitivity

Join Centered Yoga & Wellness and Karla Benoit the last Friday of each month to be guided through the 7 chakras with Tibetan singing bowls, affirmations, and fully supported Yin yoga postures intended to stimulate and balance each energy center.

Reserve your spot today!

$25.00 per person

Letting Go: How We Get Hooked, and How We Can Be Free – A Seeing True Workshop with Ron Chapman

Friday, December 10, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 10:00am-12:00pm

Are you feeling stuck or wounded, or are you struggling with patterns that undermine your wellbeing?  Do you have injuries from the past, relationship difficulties, or feel under-realized in your life? 

If you’ve been feeling like you just can’t move forward, then exploring the underpinnings of perceptions that get us hooked – and how we get set free of them – may be just for you.  The Seeing True framework focuses on transformation as a desired result, with forgiveness and relationship as the spaces where we practice our work.  If problems and undesirable patterns seem to be hanging on to you, it’s time to take a deep dive so that you can Stop Hurting, Start Healing and Be Free.

Taught by author, speaker and facilitator Ron Chapman, you’ll be guided through a series of approaches including lecture, dialogue, experiential learning and reflection which are designed to move you into action, so that you can let go to find peace for yourself and your life.  You’ll leave the workshop with a customized set of practices for letting go.

Ron Chapman is the creator of Seeing True™ and Progressive Recovery, resources dedicated to exploring the concepts of engagement, release and transcendence of the blockages in life.  At the heart of all of Ron’s work is the Greek idea of “metanoia”, which could translate as a profound change of heart.  Ron is also a provider of facilitation, consulting and strategic services to an array of clients through his company Magnetic North, plus public health clientele, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  Residing in Atlanta but traveling and being inspired by art wherever his journeys take him, Ron is one who carries the beauty of the world in his heart.

Join Ron for this special weekend.

$195.00 per person (includes optional yoga classes Saturday morning)

This event is approved by NBHWC for 8.0 continuing education units (CEP #100063).

Mindfulness – The Practice of Presence

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Mindfulness can be described as paying attention to your life as you’re living it. With stress reduction and other important health benefits, learning to practice mindfulness can enhance wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, financial, emotional and spiritual.   Mindfulness practices can help a person reduce anxiety, pain, and inflammation and to improve memory, focus and sleep.  As we face increasingly complex, conflicted and challenging circumstances, mindfulness can become one of the roots that keeps us grounded and proactive.

Led by Chandra White, this class will focus on practices and attitudes of mindfulness.  You learn the science behind various mindfulness methods, their benefits and experience mindfulness practice first-hand.  If you’re new to mindfulness, or would like to reacquaint yourself with practices, sign up today! 

Chandra White is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and the Founder of Centered Yoga & Wellness.  In addition to being certified as an Integrative Health Coach through Duke University’s Center for Integrative Health, she is also certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and trained with Dr. Jeffrey Brantley in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  Join Chandra to experience the benefits that come from a Centered approach of living in the present.

Register Today!

$29.00 per person

This event is approved by NBHWC for 1.5 continuing education units (CEP #100063).

Reiki Level One

Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20, 2021

Reiki Level One is first and foremost for the healing of self, and then others. Led by Cindy Freeman, Reiki Master in the Usui School of Reiki lineage, this experiential two-day workshop will include one-on-one attunements, brief hands-on sessions from the group and time for questions throughout the class. The class covers Reiki history and lineage, clarification of the definition of Reiki, guidance for the ethical practice of Reiki, the Reiki Principles, practical applications for Reiki and suggestions to enhance your unique Reiki journey. Students will be fully capable of practicing Reiki after attending the class. Each student will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.

Cindy began her study and practice in 1996.  Using Reiki daily for herself, family, friends, and pets created such positive experiences that Cindy was drawn to continue her Reiki training. She received Levels II and III in 1998 and received the level of Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition in 2000. The daily practice of Reiki has informed every aspect of Cindy’s life.  It has provided her enhanced mental, physical and emotional health, and a deepened spiritual connection. Reiki has afforded Cindy the privilege of witnessing the powerful, innate ability of each and every being to heal and evolve. Her commitment as Reiki Master is to share this beautiful gift.

Following are some special considerations for the weekend workshop:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and wear or bring socks or footies for the hands-on portions of sessions.
  • Water will be available; feel free to bring a water bottle and a snack, if desired. Please refrain from wearing perfumes or fragrances.
  • It is respectfully requested that cellular phones remain in vehicles outside the space (unless a potential emergency situation is present where phone proximity is important).
  • The Class Manual for Reiki Level One will be provided.
  • Class size will be limited to ensure attention to each student and a student-teacher conversation is a prerequisite for registration.
  • Interested students should request a conversation with Cindy by filling out the contact information HERE. Cindy will reach out within 24 hours. Your spot will be held for 48 hours. Once you have spoken with Cindy and the prerequisite conversation confirms that this is the right class for you, you will receive a link for registration.

Questions in the meantime?  Call us at (864) 757- 9090.

$475.00 per person
includes the Class Manual for Reiki One

This event is approved by NBHWC for 10.0 continuing education units (CEP #100063).

Reiki Class – Level One:
Saturday, September 11th, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 12th, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$475.00 (inclusive, both dates included)

  • The last day for registration is September 4, 2021.
  • We will offer an early-bird registration through August 7, 2021. Code: EARLYBIRD
  • For anyone who signs up by August 7, 2021, a ten percent discount will be offered.
  • Additional fees for materials ($30 training manual) will be made directly to you on the first day of the workshop.
Bodies that move stay in the groove.
Tools to stay healthy and thrive.
Coaching and treatments to enhance wellbeing.

Centered Yoga and Wellness is a place whose motto could be “where healthcare meets self-care”. The space has a beautiful energy to it and their approach is practical and patient. Movement classes are energetic, soothing, and attainable. The workshops are insightful and informative. Wellness services are with credentialed providers who know their crafts. We feel that Centered’s desire is to educate, empower and offer helpful pathways for each of us to move forward on our own personal health and wellness journeys. They meet us where we are and for that we are grateful.

Angela and Ryan Gleaves

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Centered Yoga and Wellness

211 N Main St.
Simpsonville, SC 29681