Kuan Yin at Millumino

M’Illumino d’immenso
"I flood myself with light of the immense."
~ Giuseppe Ungaretti

Our goal at M'illumino is to help you to expand your awareness of your body, your relationship to the world, your breath, your self, and to others. Through our class offerings and one-on-one sessions, our skilled instructors and practitioners are mindful guides to improving your health and balance in your life. M’illumino is dedicated to your learning and your transformation. Here you choose, you imagine, you open, you transform, you flood yourself with light.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Rodan and Fields

Rodan and Fields Customer Appreciation
New Product Preview Night

Hosted by:   
Cynthia Spencer and Katie Schwenoha

Wednesday September 24 2014 ~ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Customers … We applaud you!
Interested in R + F?   We welcome you!


*Bring a Friend …  or Two*
Come CASUAL and BE Comfortable*
*Wear your funkiest, fun socks … no shoes allowed in the studio*
*Mingle with other Rodan and Fields Product Lovers*
*Get introduced to our newest Product member:*

Acute Care ~ Skincare for Expression lines

This evening will prove to be  fun and informative for all who attend!
We look forward to seeing you!

Space is limited.  Please RSVP:
Cynthia – 425.891.3212
Katie – 805.234.3598

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Embodied Life

Free Introductory Talk
with Russell Delman

Meditation, Guided Inquiry and the Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais

Friday March 14th 2014 ~ 7.00 - 8.30 pm
suggested donation $10

Russell Delman began to study Zen meditation and somatic psychology in 1970 as an undergraduate and student in psychology. His training and personal relationship with Moshe Feldenkrais began in 1975 and he has since helped train more than 2500 Feldenkrais teachers all over the world. In recent years Russell's close friendship with Eugene Gendlin ('Focusing') has strongly influenced his work. Other powerful influences include Non Violent Communication and his work with Mother Theresa in India. Russell offers seminars, retreats and a 3 year mentorship program 'The Embodied Life'. www.russelldelman.com

Public workshop follows on Saturday and Sunday 15th & 16th March (not at m'illumino)
Contact LeeAnn Starovasnik  206 372 8822 or LeeAnn@NextStepConsultingInc.com

Friday, March 7, 2014

BREEMA - The Art of Being Present

Breema Weekend Workshop

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 March, 2014

In this workshop we will work with Breema partner sequences and Self-Breema exercises as an introduction to body-mind connection, a cornerstone of the art of being present.

Practicing Breema supports connecting with others while deepening your connection with yourself, supporting you to become present and remain present.

Breema offers us practical steps to establish body-mind connection by unifying mind, body and feelings. When you are present, others are supported to be present.

We will work with the Nine Principles of Harmony and learn and practice Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises, living expressions of a profound understanding of the unity of all life.

with Roxanne Caswell and Birthe Kaarsholm

(510) 428-0937 * center@breema.com


Saturday 22 March 9.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00 - 5.00pm

Sunday 23 March 9.00am - 1.00pm


$200 ($175 before 3/11 * Sat. only: $125 ($100 before 3/11) 


"Experience Breema Evening" 

Friday 21 March - 7.00 - 8.30pm

no charge

The Breema Center
6076 Claremont Ave  Oakland, CA 94618
ph: 510/428-0937  •   fax: 510/428-9235

Monday, January 6, 2014

Yoga Nidra

with Jamie Cornell

Thursday 16th January, 8.00 pm

Yoga nidra is purely focused on deep relaxation to replenish mental and physical balance. No striving to perfect a pose, or compete against yourself or others, it is simply to be in the moment and take a break from worries, deadlines, and obligations. 

This is your opportunity to breathe, let go, and reconnect with your deepest self. 

*please bring a mat, pillow and blanket.

Suggested donation is $15 dollars.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Art of Slowing Down

First Time in Northwest! 

Visiting international movement therapist, published author and workshop leader, Edward Yu 

will provide unique insights and optimal ‘body learning’ experiences 
as described in his acclaimed book:

The Art of Slowing Down
a Sense-able Approach to Running Faster 

This relaxed retreat workshop can apply to walkers, trekkers, and active day hikers as well. 

Pre-registration is required @ $125 to Tim Sobie, PT, Feldenkrais Practitioner® via info@alliantcare.com or by calling (206) 388-7746

November 8, 12:30-5:30 PM (206) 372-8822

Igniting the Flame of the Heart - Experiencing the Enneagram through the Dances of Universal Peace

"Ultimately, the benefit of studying the enneagram comes not from knowing more and more about how one is fixated psychologically, but in following the stirring of the call back to the reality of who we are." ~ Debra Janison
The Enneagram provides a map of consciousness that helps us better understand ourselves and others. We will focus in depth on the Enneagram of the Virtues. The Virtues are the dynamic expression of truth in the world. Work with the Virtues can create a shift from realization to actualization - the capacity to embody and live the Virtues. This work can open the way for the descent of grace and the conversion of our hearts. Through the medium of the Dances of Universal Peace, we move out of the mode of thinking about the Enneagram into experiencing spiritual presence and intelligence directly. These dances are a form of meditation-in-motion, combining simple circle dances with singing of sacred phrases, honoring the unifying core of the world's spiritual traditions. 
Co-created and facilitated by: N'Shama Sterling, Kibriya Renie HopeAlia Calendar.  Friday, October 25th, 7:00-10:00PM, and Saturday, October 26th, 9:00AM – 5:00 PM  
$125 - early registration discount if postmarked by 10/11/13; $140 – after 10/11/13

To register, email Alia Calendar at lifemuse@comcast.net or call 206.363.4454 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Yoga with Victor Van Kooten

There are still a few spaces left in the upcoming special weekend workshop with Victor Van Kooten this October 11-13th, to be held at m’illumino.
Victor is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher who has been at the cutting edge of the modern yoga movement for over 40 years. Together with his wife, Angela Farmer, he has been developing a unique style of teaching yoga, sometimes referred to as “Yoga from the inside-out.” 
Victor and Angela now live in Greece and their travel schedule is slowing; this is a rare opportunity to experience his teaching in an intimate setting here in the Northwest.
Victor’s approach is more somatics-based than much of what is found in traditional yoga teaching; instead of teaching poses to the body, disciplining the body with external commands, he helps his students enliven their bodies so that Asanas evolve from an inner need to explore further and unwind old blockages and holdings. 
The workshop is suitable for all levels and promises to be a wonderful experience!

Victor is also an amazing artist and is known to produce drawings in his classes to illustrate the movement of energy in the body through imagery. Here is a link to see some of his yoga books:

Please contact Melissa Middlebrook for more information or to register.melissabrook@Q.com (206) 271-1592