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Fri, May 31


Confluence Arts Center

Season 3 Kickoff Weekend

Join us for our Season 3 Kickoff Weekend May 31-June 1! Yoga classes with Brianna, Gina and Suzanne, Community Sound with Andre + Allison, Inner Dance with Allison, Somatic workshop w/ ara, potluck, wine tasting, art installation, silent auction, and dance party! All happenings by donation.

Season 3 Kickoff Weekend
Season 3 Kickoff Weekend

Time & Location

May 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 01, 2024, 8:00 PM

Confluence Arts Center, 20159 Hazelnut Ridge Rd, Scotts Mills, OR 97375, USA


About the event

Join us for our Season 3 Kickoff Weekend May 31-June 1! We’re so excited for all the awesome events and offerings that are in the works for this summer. This kickoff weekend will offer an opportunity to check out a few of the amazing facilitators who’ll be sharing classes, workshops and retreats throughout the season, while also connecting to community and time in nature. An art installation by our Artist in Residence ara oshin and a silent auction for all of our summer events will be going all weekend. Drop in for a class, or hang out all weekend! We hope to see you! All happenings by donation, at the door or in advance here. 

Schedule of Events, followed by full class descriptions and info on our ara’s artwork below.

Friday May 31

10-11am – Gentle Flow and Restore w/ Gina

6-7:15pm – Gentle Flow into Restore + Sound w/ Brianna and Andre

7:30-10pm – Community Potluck, Wine Tasting and Dance Party

Saturday June 1

11:30-12:30 – Yoga w/ Suzanne Shultz

12:30-1:30pm – Wine Tasting

2-3:30pm – Somatic Self Somatic Sphere: workshop w/ artist in residence ara oshin

4-5:30pm – Inner Dance w/ Allison

6-7pm – Community Sound Healing w/ Allison + Andre

7-8pm – Wine, Snacks and artwork viewing

Class Descriptions:

Gentle Flow and Restore w/ Gina: This class is an exploration that joins the practices of yoga and somatic movement. Somatic movement encourages a deep inner listening to the body's experience as it moves through space and time, supporting the cultivation of self-trust, self-honesty and self-love. It creates an environment ripe with keen focus, curiosity, surprise and wonder. Together with these qualities, we will investigate the intersection of fluid movement and rest, gently releasing stagnant energy and making space for the kind of attention that is truly nourishing. We will tend to our inner and outer landscapes (varying combinations of yogic practices--postures/asanas, breath/pranayama, meditation) so that we emerge from our shared time with a spacious feeling body, a calmer nervous system, and a refreshed, expansive view of ourselves and the world around us. Gina teaches this class on Fridays ongoing through September. She'll also be offering a workshop August 17th: Rest + Digest: a late summer Yin Yoga workshop.

Gentle Flow into Restore + Sound w/ Brianna and Andre

Join Brianna and Andre for a Gentle Flow into Restorative Yoga class with Sound. Class starts with a gentle mindful flow, and settles into deep stretch and restorative postures where Andre will engulf to room in healing vibrations. Class is suitable for all levels of experience. Modifications and options will be offered and guided. Mats and props available. Brianna and Andre share this class on Thursdays 6-7:15pm ongoing through late August. Brianna also teaches Mindful Flow Mondays at 10am. Andre offers community and private sound sessions through the season.

All Levels Yoga w/ Suzanne: Whether you are new to yoga or this is your 1,000th class, join Suzanne for an all-levels practice of Hatha Yoga. We will focus on alignment in the postures with longer holds to enhance the healing effects of the practice. Modifications will be offered to accommodate every body!

Somatic Self Somatic Sphere with ara oshin: in this guided workshop, we orient to our

somatic selves through awareness practice, movement prompts, breathing, creative expression, storytelling, and more. each person can engage in ways customized to their interests and needs. ara's unique offerings draw from an interconnected landscape of study including Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, The Feldenkrais Method, intuitive bodywork, and various forms of earth relating and expressive lifeways. all are welcome including those unfamiliar with "somatics" or those in deep relationship with somatic pathways. ara is our first artist in residence this season, and will have thier artwork displayed to experience and interact with throughout the weekend.

Inner Dance w/ Allison: InnerDance helps you remember and explore parts of you that are often shielded from everyday life —  both the light parts and the shadow parts. InnerDance is a dance of these parts inside of you. They may express themselves as healing somatic movements or as sweeping shifts in consciousness (or both). Ultimately, it is about your internal parts shifting and finding their way into a beautiful, divine equilibrium — so you can show up in life as a more whole, present, conscious, and connected being. Allison will be offering another Inner Dance experiene, along with a sound healing and cacao experience on Sunday August 4th.

Community Sound Healing w/ Allison + Andre: Allison's sound healings wrap you in the warm, expansive, earthy vibrations of the didgeridoo, an ancient wind instrument crafted from a hollowed-out eucalyptus tree. Through it, she breathes a unique motherly energy, holding you in a nurturing space that helps reconnect you to the Earth and your own true nature. Andre brings a deep intuitive listening, intentionality and spirit to his sound ceremonies, opening portals of sound vibrations utilizing sacred instruments such as Himalayan and crystal bowls, gong, rattle, buffalo drum and didgeridoo, to support breaking up stagnation, deep relaxation, and uplifting intentions for healing. Join us for this deeply grounding, and soul-nourishing experience.

Art Installation: WORLDBODY by ara oshin

Each WORLDBODY photograph is an invitation to

experience expanded perception - revealing the realm of

the unseen universes within and around us. WORLDBODY

is an integration of ara oshin's work as a multi-

disciplinary artist and somatic practitioner: these photos

emerge through the collaboration of the artist's physical

movements and sacred attunement with earthing-beings

such as trees, flowers, stones, mushrooms, and the forces

of time and transformation that shape our shared world.

ara oshin (they/them) is a multi-disiplinary artist and somatic facilitator

working within clay, photography, dance, ceremony, and performance.

ara's practice is a journey of earth reverent somatic discovery - exploring

the edges where inner and outer worlds intertwine.


  • Gentle Flow + Restore w/ Gina

    Friday May 31, 10-11am | Gentle Flow and Restore w/ Gina

  • Yoga + Sound w/ Bri + Andre

    Friday May 31, 6-7:15pm | Gentle Flow into Restore + Sound w/ Brianna and Andre

    +Service fee
  • Yoga w/ Suzanne Shultz

    Saturday June 1, 11:30-12:30 | Yoga w/ Suzanne Shultz

  • Somatic Self Somatic Sphere

    Saturday June 1, 2-3:30pm | Somatic Self Somatic Sphere: workshop w/ artist in residence ara oshin

    +Service fee
  • Inner Dance w/ Allison

    Saturday June 1, 4-5:30pm | Inner Dance w/ Allison

    +Service fee
  • Sound Healing w/Allison +Andre

    Saturday June 1, 6-7pm | Community Sound Healing w/ Allison + Andre

    +Service fee



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