Workshop Descriptions


Most workshops require preregistration, and often prepayment, which will be clear on the calendar when you reserve your space on the schedule. If you already have credits, you will be prompted to log into your Student Account using your e-mail before registering for the workshop.

Choose Yourself Series

Prerequisite: A desire to work on personal development | Teacher: Michelle Aalbers 

Jai Dee’s Choose Yourself Series is a progressive set of 10 courses designed by founder Michelle Aalbers to inspire you, prepare you, and guide you to dig deeper into your own self-healing. These are not yoga classes; this series includes concepts from Thai massagerestorative yogaZentangle Method®Reiki, aromatherapy, and life teaching, as well as the wisdom and techniques Michelle has gained from the gurus she has studied with during her travels. Learn more about the individual courses here.

Unwind & Reset

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Michelle Aalbers

Unwind and reset with energy clearing, Reiki and sound healing. Looking for clarity?

Ask a question and draw an oracle card to guide you to an intention for the practice.

Once you have set your intention you will be guided to connect with your breath, listen to your body and let go of tension you are holding. Class wraps up in a supported Savasana pose to receive energy clearing and Reiki. Singing bowls will be used to move energy and close the sacred circle.

Full/New Moon, Solstice or Equinox Restorative Yoga & Reiki

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Varies

We invite you to join us for this deeply nourishing workshop; in which your instructors will work intuitively to create a space of sacred rest and renewal. Sometimes we are called to add elements of Thai therapy, aromatherapy, crystals, singing bowls or drums to the practice. Timed to coincide with the healing power of the new moon, full moon, solstice or equinox, this workshop is an opportunity to honor the creative and nurturing forces within.

Experience the Chakras Within: A Personal Yoga Journey

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Nicole West

In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” translates to “wheel”, our spinning wheels of life. There are seven major chakra centers that run along the spine. Each wheel of life is associated with an essential aspect of our human consciousness.. The chakras are our organization centers for receiving, understanding and transmitting information. Each center functions directly with the universal elements within, sound, the sense organs, the endocrine system, and the nervous system.

This class will be an inward journey exploring our subtle anatomy. Class will meet one Thursday each month, and will focus on exploring one chakra each session beginning with the Root/ Earth. We will begin the evening with discussion on the properties of the chakra, and our association to the physical and subtle aspects of the center. In our discussion, we will connect to the bhav (feeling) of the element centered within. Through intention, breath, asana and meditation, we will take the time to connect within to become more aware of ourselves as our own healer, connecting with nature and becoming more awake in life.

Class Details/Outline:
Introduction to the physical and subtle properties associated within each chakra
Accessing the healer within to increase awareness of Self
Pranayama, Asana, Meditation and Mantra to clear, heal and strengthen inner and outer journey
Connecting with nature within to have greater experience with nature throughout
Each class we will bring an object that connect us with the associated element
Self healing (hands on healing and in meditation)
Journaling to gain clarity as to self work, healing and strength.
Monthly journaling, asana and meditation assignment to continue to explore and learn more about ourselves.

Bring a yoga mat, a notebook, something to write with, and an object that connects you with the associated chakra.

Upcoming Workshops:
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Root Chakra
Thursday, February 6th, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Sacral Chakra
Thursday, March 5th, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Navel Chakra
TBD, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Heart Chakra
TBD, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Throat Chakra
TBD, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Brow Chakra
TBD, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Crown Chakra

Introduction to Energy Healing: Meeting the Healer Within

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Nicole West

We will explore the subtle body to gain a clearer understanding of ourselves as healing points on this planet.  This class is for those who are new to energy work, and for practitioners wanting more practice and guidance in their work.

Class includes:
Exercises for quieting the mind and strengthening inner listening.
Introduction to the anatomy of the subtle body: nadi’s, meridians, chakras and aura.
Access the heart for healing.
How to hold space for ourselves and others.
Increasing sensitivity of feeling energy with our hands.
How to modulate our own energy body to become centered and grounded.
Introduction to hands on healing/ chakra balancing.

Creative Flow: Yoga and Painting

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Jessica Jenness 

In this workshop we will do a gentle flow class to get in touch with our creativity. We will then do a relaxation to let go of the busyness of the mind and tap into intuition and creative energy. After relaxation we will create an abstract watercolor painting. No artistic skill/experience needed. This is all about letting go and creating for the sole purpose of creating.

Bring your yoga mat. Painting supplies will be provided. Minimum 4 students required.

Zentangle Method® Workshop

Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle | Teacher: Michelle Aalbers

The Zentangle Method, developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create amazing drawings by assembling simple elements into complex structures of great beauty. Come spend an inspiring afternoon learning with a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) who is excited to help you create beautiful drawings you never thought possible. See the schedule for the specific focus of each workshop.

NEW! Private Tarot Party

Online via Zoom! $11 per person for a 3 card reading. $35 per person for a 10 card reading.

Teacher: Michelle Aalbers

Michelle will create an online Tarot party for you and your friends! Each person can choose to receive a 3-card Tarot or oracle card reading or a full 10 card reading. Perfect for 4 to 8 people. Contact Michelle to set your date and plan your event.

We will gather online via Zoom and each participant will get their own reading with the option to do the reading in the group or privately. We can do breakout groups so either way is perfect.

The possibilities of the readings are really endless. Come prepared with a question and format in mind or keep it simple and go with a 3-card past/present/future reading for your highest good. Note: You don’t have to share your question with the group, unless your host says otherwise. 😉 Look within and see what you’d like some new perspective around.

Examples of 3-card reading options:
current situation/obstacle/advice
What I think/What I feel/What I do (around a situation, relationship or self)
What worked or is working / What didn’t work or is working/ Important lessons
What unites you/what divides you/what needs attention (around relationships)

Group Meditation with Reiki and Sound Healing

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Heidi Steffens

Heidi, of My Spirit Experience, comes to Jai Dee to offer this incredible group meditation! How is this meditation different?

In Heidi’s words:
“If you have never done a group meditation, the energy created in a group is very powerful and I personally have always loved attending them… they help get me back to center for my own individual meditation practice.

The group sits in chairs, in a circle, facing outward. The room is fairly dark and there is light meditation music. We begin as I call in our guides and protectors and everyone begins relaxing and/or meditating. Throughout the session, I stay in the middle of the circle and move from person to person doing first a cleansing on each person, and then I go around a second time and channel Reiki healing into each person (hands-on unless you prefer not), and the third time around the circle I use a sound healing instrument such as a singing bowl, gong, drum, or other healing instrument with each persons energy. At the end of the meditation I close the meditation and bring everyone back to the present. At the end we take a few minutes as a group to share our personal experiences or ask questions about what was experienced in the group during the meditation.

There are some amazing experience that have come out of these meditation sessions!

We will do a brief  “How To” 5 minutes prior to the start time if you have not done a group meditation before.”

Y12SR: Yoga of 12 Step Recovery

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Jonna Duke

Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly address addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease that it is.

Registration for these ongoing sessions is not required. However, please note that we have limited space and participation is a first come, first served basis. A portion of all donations ($15 suggested) goes to support a charity of the group’s choice.

Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group.

Thai Yoga Bodywork (Thai Massage) Partner Workshop

Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Teacher: Michelle Aalbers

Thai yoga bodywork combines a variety of massage and healing techniques to reduce tension and optimize your body’s energy flows. It is excellent for physical conditions such as fatigue, headaches and migraines, insomnia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, PMS and many others. As well, it improves mental health by reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Thai yoga bodywork is a fun, enlightening, and powerfully effective self-care practice. It’s a wonderful way to connect with a friend and learn more about where you hold tension in your body!

Michelle will guide you and a partner though Thai yoga bodywork techniques in this fun 2 hour workshop.  Participants will learn to give and receive a relaxing Thai yoga bodywork sequence. No experience necessary. A take-home study manual will be provided. Come with a partner or pair up at the workshop.

We're excited to hear from you! If you would prefer a phone call: 612-810-6848