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YLO Make & Take Event! | Dec. 15th

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Come join us as we learn to use our essential oils to create some uniquely infused gift options, perfect to treat yourself and others this holiday season!

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December 15th
5:30-8:30pm
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We’ll have several different stations set up with all of the ingredients and supplies needed to create your own unique DIY treats.
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Prices will range from $5-$15 per gift, depending.
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We’ll have everything you need to make these oil-infused creations set up for you, so bring your creative spirit and make some one-of-a-kind gifts with us!

Nourishing Roots: A Course in Conscious Eating | Jan. 30th

 Nourishing Roots: A Course in Conscious Eating

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At the root of good health is a balanced mind and healing diet. When we learn to eat mindfully with awareness of the seasons, how certain foods impact or unique physiology, what, when and how to eat for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption, food can become a meditation. It can be part of our spiritual path rather than a task to rush through on our way to the next item on the list. Food can become medicine to help us heal mind and body rather than a recreational drug that leaves us with feelings of guilt.
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In this 5-part series, participants will develop a deeper mindful eating practice through exploring their own unique physiology, learning about nutrition from an ancient perspective combined with modern science, and gaining new tools to help them respond to stress in healthier ways. While mindful eating can help us reduce stress, learning to relax and let go helps us make more mindful choices.
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Each class will be 90 minutes long and will focus on a different aspect of mindful eating.
Classes can be taken individually or as a series.
Cost includes books and other materials.
Please pre-register as spots will go quickly!
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Click on the class names below to register for each class!
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Class #1: Mindful Eating for Happy, Healthy Holidays

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Are you already filled with a mix of happy anticipation and dread when you think about the holidays?
The holiday season can be exhausting as we rush from one activity to the next, caught up in a whirlwind of parties, feasts and shopping. If you are like many people, you’ve already resigned yourself to the fact that you will “fail” when it comes to staying on a healthy path and resolve to make up for it after the New Year. This way of thinking sets us up to failure. Don’t wait until the New Year to start taking care of yourself. Start by learning how to incorporate healing foods and meditative techniques to feel healthy and vibrant throughout the holiday period without feeling deprived.
In this class, you will learn tips and tricks to survive and thrive during the holiday period, including techniques for to help you calm your nervous system throughout the day, avoid overeating, and replace unhealthy, unconscious choices with healthier ones. Healthy holiday recipes and handouts provided.
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Personal Investment: $35 per class/$150 for entire 5 class series. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP.
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Class #2: Light the Fire Within

January 30th
6-7:30pm
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Winter evokes images of snow-covered tree branches and rooftops, crackling fires and steaming cups of hot chocolate. It is also a great time to go within, to reflect, and to learn: a period of gestation that will bear fruit in the spring. It is when our digestion is strongest and therefore most able to handle the heavier foods of winter that keep us warm and give us energy.
In this class, students will learn about how to ensure a strong “digestive fire,” which is necessary for good health, go within to discover what truly motivates them, and explore potential sources of food cravings.
By reflecting on the previous year’s challenges, understanding how to strengthen digestion, and knowing what truly motivates us, we are less likely to veer off of the path of good health.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes
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Nourishing Roots: #3 Detox Your Mind & Body

March 20th
6-7:30pm
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If we live according to the seasons, we naturally drop winter weight during the spring. Spring is a time of cleansing and renewal.
In this class, students will learn about the body’s detoxification processes and how to optimize these pathways by cleansing with whole foods and herbs. We will learn how to keep a food-mood journal and engage in activities that allow us to practice letting go of detrimental emotions while increasing mental clarity and focus.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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Nourishing Roots: #4 Stay Cool & Rejuvenate

May 29th
6-7:30pm
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Summer is a time to get our much-needed supply of vitamin D, spend time in nature, and eat fresh fruits and veggies from the Farmer’s market. It’s also a time that we can become overheated and depleted. In fact, many people gain weight during the summer because they are eating the wrong foods and engaging in the wrong kinds of activities for the season.
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In this class, we will learn about cooling foods, how to use this time to restore mind and body, and connect more deeply to nature by deepening our understanding of where our food comes from.
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Cost: $35. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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Nourishing Roots: #5 Ground & Strengthen

September 18th
6-7:30pm
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Fall is the favorite season of many. Its vivid colors and crisp cool air are a welcome respite from summer’s heat as we enjoy bonfires and hot apple cider. It is a time to be grateful for the harvest and nature’s bounty. Weather can be unpredictable, fluctuating between mellow warmth and windy cold as nature transitions from summer to winter.
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Our bodies can have a difficult time adapting to these rapid fluctuations, which is why this time can also leave us feeling weak and depleted.
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During this class, we will explore ways to stay calm, centered and grounded, and eat foods that help strengthen us as our bodies prepare for winter.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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About the Facilitator : Jennifer Malins

Jennifer Malins is a life-long teacher, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, and licensed HeartMath® Coach. She is also the author of Soul Destination: 8 Paths to Balance, Consciousness, Inspiration and Freedom. Her practice, Taproot Integrative Health™, focuses on the roots of illness rather than just the symptoms. As an Integrative Nutritionist and Lifestyle Coach, Jennifer works with people 1-1 from all over the world via phone. She also works with people locally in small groups and in workshop settings to guide them on their journey to healing.

Palmistry 101 with Yale Bowman

Palmistry 101 is an introductory level class covering the basic structure and methods used for reading palms.

Participants will learn to identify the major and minor lines of the hands, analyze hand structures and finger lengths, familiarize themselves with interpreting the fingerprint patterns, and will be taught how to give an accurate palm reading using these techniques.

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Join Yale Bowman as we combine the left and right brains, using the science of palmistry and our own intuitions to give astoundingly accurate palm readings.

Hands-outs will be provided for each attendee.  Each participant will receive a palm reading during the class.

Saturday, January 20th

1-5pm

Personal Investment: $40

Click HERE to register.

Yoga in American Sign Language with Devi

January 13th 11am-12pm
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Personal Investment: $11
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Jen “Devi” Harbaugh teaches this hatha yoga course in American Sign Language (ASL) which focuses on breathing exercises and asanas.
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Click HERE to register for class today!
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About Jen “Devi”
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Devi is a native Marylander becoming a Hoosier. She lives in Indianapolis and works at Indiana School for the Deaf as a high school English teacher. Devi was introduced to yoga in college and has since never looked back. She felt inspired by her experience at the ASL yoga retreat (2015) hosted by Deaf Yoga Foundation, so she decided to attend the Teacher Training Course at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in New York the following year (2016).
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Devi’s next goal in order to enhance her spiritual practice and her journey is Advanced Teacher Training and to become certified in teaching yoga to Deaf children. Devi is known for her love of yoga, cats, and crocheting.

Qoya Dance Classes with Susan Cotter

Join Susan Cotter, Shamanic Healer, for Qoya classes at The Playful Soul.

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Sunday Nights **Join us for Qoya now at our NEW time from 5:15-6:45pm***

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Through movement, we remember.
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Qoya is an invigorating, empowering, and mindful movement class that aims to help you heal and rediscover your feminine power through personal expression.
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There are no levels and no wrong ways to do Qoya.
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Women only. Please wear comfy clothes to move around in. Extra yoga mats available.
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Qoya Schedule

December: 10th, 17th

Janurary: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

February: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

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Please click on the date to register for that day’s class!
 ** There will be no Qoya classes held on December 24th and December 31st.**
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Personal Investment: $15

AcroYoga | Jan. 12th| 6:30-8:30pm

AcroYoga Connection Night!

Every second Friday of the month from 6:30-8PM at The Playful Soul.  Bring a friend, bring yourself!

The price is $15 for individuals and $25 a pair.

Call head or walk right in, to reserve your spot go to www.theplayfulsoul.com/events to register today.

Partners Acro Yoga with Ron Hopkins and Kimberly Hopkins-Hart. Second Friday of Every Month.

Acro Yoga blends the flexibility, mindfulness, and kindness of yoga with the dynamic strength and power of acrobatics. This workshop will allow you to experience your practice with a whole new relationship to gravity, trust and strength. Our acro yoga will also inspire growth in your practice of open, direct, and compassionate verbal communication as you are being led through fun and challenging poses with a partner. You will definitely have fun exploring the fundamentals of L-base Acro Yoga. Throughout, attention will be given to safety and also to cultivating a playful sense of humor! Absolutely no Acrobatic experience necessary and no partner is needed at sign-up. Please make sure to avoid wearing lotion or slick/slippery clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit Painting | Jan 31st | 6-9pm

Join us here at The Playful Soul every Full Moon for a creative night of fun and art!

We provide the supplies: Canvas, brushes, paints, sips and nibbles!

Join Kristin Okeley in a small meditation beforehand, and come prepared to express your creative Full Moon energies! If you have any art supplies you wish to bring and share, please do! 

All paintings will be hung in the gallery room for sale, and all proceeds from sales go directly to helping the community!

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Full Moon Spirit Painting Nights & Times:

January 31st | 6-9pm

Personal Investment: Free!thumbnail_img956693

Men’s Forum | Meets Thursday’s from 5:30-7:00pm

Men’s Forum  meets every Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
This discussion group is a free-form talk, topics include current events, spirituality, the community, and much more!
Donations are welcomed!

Loving What Is: The Work of Byron Katie | Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday Every Month | 6:00-7:30pm

 Next Byron Katie Meet Up: September 12th & 26th

Join Certified Helpline Facilitator, Laura Bobeck in our Gathering Room on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month for a conversation about the work of Byron Katie.

The Work is a way to identify and investigate thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world.

It is a way to find peace with yourself and with the world.

Join us in this peace movement for an evening of inquiry. You are invited to read the book, Loving What Is, prior to our gathering, however it is not required to participate. The book is also available for purchase at The Playful Soul!

No RSVP is needed. Drop-ins are welcome!
Personal Investment: 10.00 suggested donation
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The Playful Soul has Joyfully been Adopted!

I am deliciously delighted to introduce you to the new dynamic, creative, passionate, soulful and very happy owners of The Playful Soul…
Erik Witter & Kristin Okeley!

After months of soul searching, I decided to offer The Playful Soul up for adoption. My spirit had become restless and began calling me into a place of deeper soulful exploration and expression. The Playful Soul was ready to soar into its’ next greater expression and so was I. However, I knew I had taken The Playful Soul as far as I could…and there was so much more yet to be born! So on Leap Day with trembling hands, I hit the send button on my computer and on the wings of angels my intention flew.

A Match Made in Heaven

The Universe flawlessly orchestrated the crossing of paths of friends in the most Divine ways. Erik & Kristin had decided to open a community based spiritual center and a mutual friend of ours happened to bump into them after my announcement. We found ourselves at dinner a week after my announcement and the playful soul was lovingly spoken for! Their astrologer gave us two potential dates for the official transaction and on this past Saturday, May 7th with the New Moon in full force, The Playful Soul was adopted and is now in the very capable, inspired, soulful, loving, creative and jazzed hands of this couple and we all could not be happier! My heart is so deeply grateful!

 

erik and kristinKristin is the owner and lead designer of the exquisite and acclaimed Kitchens by Design in Indianapolis. Erik is an entrepreneur as well as a very gifted songwriter and composer of conscious music. Together they powerfully anchor the masculine and feminine energies for our beloved Soul to grow and reach and touch even more souls! They have been busily and tirelessly working all weekend transforming and enriching The Playful Soul with new scrumtious merchandise and many many surprises you simply MUST come see! They plan to add more classes, more events, more Music, more services and more treats for the soul in the boutique! With these strong hearts and compassionate spirits at the helm, The Playful Soul will soar even higher! Please stop by and meet these darlings! They are so delighted to meet you and to continue building and deepening our community along with you!

Singing Our Soul Songs

The Playful Soul opened June 1st, 2010. We began very humbly with a small boutique in the cozy front room of our adored now purple house on Ferguson street. I would hang a little sign on the door and close for my Angel Therapy Sessions. It was the realization of a dream come true and they were the sweetest of days! In 2013, we expanded into the whole house now lovingly known as The Fairy Cottage. Our boutique doubled in size, we began offering classes & workshops, along with the varied services of multiple holistic therapists. It was all I dreamed and more! I had no idea when I began that we would host nationally known as well as internationally known authors, wayshowers, artists and more! My vision was to offer a loving place for us all to explore our consciousness, to discover who we really are, to touch the stardust of our own souls. We are just getting started!
I’ve always considered myself to be the Keeper of the Keys of this magical place. It has been a gorgeous journey filled with love, depth, happiness, FUN and incredible growth and transformation for me personally! I sang one of my truest Soul Songs by opening The Playful Soul and now I’m singing a new song by releasing it to this extraordinarily dynamic and darling couple, Erik & Kristin!
Hayley and I will be working closely with Kristin and Erik as we transition. I will continue to lead the Friday Bells for Peace meditation and see clients at The Playful Soul. My soul has been calling me deeper within for a couple of years. Now I will have the freedom to answer this most seductive invitation to dance with the Cosmos, to be her scribe and a brighter conduit for humanity. For now I am curious to see how She will use me. Shine On Sweet Ones! Shanti Shanti Shanti

Inside Our Shop

  Visit our shop filled with books, candles, hand selected crystals, essential oil blends, aromatherapy, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, music, prayer flags, tapestries, meditation aids and ever-changing surprises.  GO INSIDE>

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Broad Ripple Village
The Playful Soul
6516 N Ferguson, Indianapolis, IN.

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Spring Hours:
Sun – Wed: 12pm – 5pm
Thur – Sat: 10am – 7pm

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