What is Sacred Grove?

Not your average yoga studio…

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I’d like to introduce you to Sacred Grove Studio, a passion project that
started way back in 2015 with donation based outdoor yoga next to Springfield
Lake. Back then it was known as Spirit of of a Yogi, and I taught classes
lakeside in a gazebo, and the donations allowed me to donate a Little Free
Library for the Springfield community. Now, this passion has a space tucked
away in the Ellet neighborhood, still offering yoga classes that focus on
alignment and pranayama, but also so much more.

Now, classes have expanded to allow students to find expanded consciousness, a
deeper connection to the Universe, and a path to finding self-knowledge and
healing. I firmly believe that healing, that self-knowledge, is everyone’s
right, and that these tools should be made available to everyone, so that
humanity can heal as a whole and become closer to a peaceful coexistence with
the natural world around us. Our world is in crisis, we’ve been seeing this
spiral for over a decade, and it’s up to each of us to heal ourselves, allow
that healing to ripple through our family and friendships, and affect positive
change in our communities. Realizing this was a turning point in how I viewed
this space, wanting to create an authentic space geared towards healing. This
is why I founded Sacred Grove, to be a place primarily of healing the body,
mind, and spirit, bringing each person into deeper communion with their
authentic self, so that they can in turn heal their communities. This is yoga.
This is what it means to me when we are in union together. It is why I strive
to keep yoga classes accessible, not just physically, but financially. Healing
isn’t just for those that can afford it. It’s crucial for EVERYONE. At Sacred
Grove you will find no gatekeeping, no guarding of secret knowledge, but a
space designed to share, learn, and explore together. A space where you can
reach new edges to your practice and be allowed to feel vulnerable in the new
ground you explore within. A judgment free space, catered to allowing the
practice of yoga, meditation, and shamanic trance work guide you along in your

It is so much more than asana.

Classes range from hatha and yin inspired yoga, to restorative yoga; from
metaphysical classes like Working with Nature, to reiki shares and sound baths.
Each month Reiki Shares are held so that those new to reiki can experience it,
and new practitioners have a chance to “talk shop” with others and
practice their offerings. On the new moon a Women’s Wisdom Circle is held,
allowing for women to come together as they have for millennia and share wisdom
and heal together the rift patriarchal tendencies have placed on women and
sisterhood. Drum circles are held as well at this time, drumming in change and
energy to bring in new light and passion into your lives. Our monthly Sound
Bath w/Reiki is also designed to give you healing space using not just reiki
but the energy of singing bowls. For everything in this Universe vibrates and
checking into these vibrations will allow for a deeper connection and healing.
Everything we do is to heal. Each class and workshop designed to offer healing,
even in small ways. Our Crafty Kid’s workshops are also designed this way, with
the healing medicine of laughter!

So come visit, take a class, and introduce yourself. I hope to meet you one
day, as you walk through the doors to check us out. I look forward to sharing
space, sharing laughter, and exploring wisdom with you. It is my hope that one
day we will see a healing center, bookstore, and tea shop on every corner. Maybe
one day, a woman can dream. For now, one in every neighborhood will suffice. So
come say “HI”!

Love, Light, and Blessings

Jess “Aayla”

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I am an eclectic woman who LOVES a good book, strong tea, and loud music. Writing is the expression of the soul. As a yoga instructor my focus is always on proper alignment of the asana, stability of the pranayama, and the deepening of our connection with Spirit. My intention is to share my passion and love for books and reading with wonderful people everywhere. May you all live beautifully and authentically. Namaste

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