Wellness Classes

We offer occasional Wellness Events that offer a unique experience.

Please bookmark this page and check back regularly as we add new classes online throughout the season. Dates and times are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy:  Occasionally classes must be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met for our visiting instructors, there is a health or weather emergency, or other unforeseen events.  We understand that this may be a disappointment to our students, and we’ll do our best to inform you as early as we can of the cancellation.

If Oliver Art Center cancels a class, we’ll offer a full refund or credit towards another course, at your discretion.

If a student must withdraw from a class a full refund less $10 processing fee will be issued if cancellation is received at least one week prior to the first day of class. After that time, no refunds are provided. If you sign up for a multi-day or multi-week class but do not attend the entire course, we will not pro-rate the class as we need to pay our guest instructors for your spot in the class.

Sound Bath with Jill Mann

Friday   July 19,  7-8pm    $25 (Members $22.50)
Let go of stress with the healing vibrations of a relaxing sound bath - a meditative experience where you are "bathed" in sound waves of specific frequencies to promote deep relaxation and restoration.  Experience the soothing sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, a crystal singing pyramid, an ocean drum, chimes, and a gong as they resonate with your body's energetic centers allowing your ow healing powers to activate.

What is a Sound Bath?
A sound bath is a meditative experience where you are “bathed” in sound waves of specific frequencies to
promote deep relaxation and restoration. You will experience the soothing sounds of quartz crystal
singing bowls, a crystal singing pyramid, an ocean drum, chimes, and a gong as they resonate with your
body’s energetic centers allowing your own healing powers to activate.

Is a Sound Bath safe?
For most people, yes. It is important to check with your health care professional if you are being treated
for a mental illness or chronic health condition, are pregnant, or if you have any type of implant or metal in
your body. People with implanted electrical devices such as pacemakers or insulin pumps are not advised
to participate in sound healing.

What to expect/ what to bring.
You will be lying or sitting in a comfortable position for approximately an hour. Feel free to change
positions if necessary during the session. Bring anything you will need to bring your body into a relaxed
position (yoga mat, cushion, pillow(s), blanket). Loose fitting, layered clothing is best.
During the session, many reactions may occur. You may fall asleep, cry, laugh, or experience a floating
sensation. Emotional release may happen. It is important to give yourself permission to be open to the
experience and all its possibilities.

After the session, you may feel calm and sleepy or energized. Depending on your individual concerns and
possible transformation, varied reactions may occur.. It is important to drink plenty of water and give
yourself permission to accept your personal reaction as what is needed for your body to heal itself. If you
have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Oliver Art Center and they will put you in contact with me.

Instructor info:  Jill Mann is a certified sound healer. Most recently, she completed the Life Changing Energy
Expert Sound Healer Certification program accredited by the Complementary Medical
Association. She is grateful to share the beneficial frequencies of her crystal singing bowls and
other instruments. Jill lives in Benzie County with her husband and enjoys all the wonderful
outdoor adventures this area has to offer.

Fri July 19, 2024

Member Price: $22.50

Non-Member Price: $25.00

Available Spaces: 14

 
Ayurveda Basics - Natural Wellness, Prevention & Remedies - workshop with Marti Jeffs

Understand your individual constitution and learn how to bring about balance and health. In this workshop you will discover your individual dosha (natural constitution) and steps you can take to sleep well, digest well, and have energy throughout the day! Ayurveda is about prevention and maintaining good health, and it includes remedies for imbalances, or diminished health. Use Ayurvedic principles to improve wellness and create joy in life! Explore how and why things get out of balance and make gentle changes to shift into your natural balance and create radiate health. From an Ayurvedic perspective: notice how likes and dislikes, current state of state of mind, chronic challenges and life-style habits all influence your state of health. We look for disturbances in all aspect of the life. Too much of a good thing, or not enough, will bring us out of balance. Come with questions. Old Ayurveda adage: With proper life-style, medicine is not needed; with poor life-style medicine is not helpful.

Instructor info:  Marti Jeffs became a Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher in 2000 and has spent 30 years as a massage therapist (Health Enrichment Massage School).  She is a certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner & Educator, Certified Heart-based Meditation Teachers/Spiritual Mentor and Wellness Coach (New World Ayurveda School).  Marti holds a BA in Education from UM-Flint.

Wed August 7, 2024

Member Price: $40.50

Non-Member Price: $55.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Sound Bath with Jill Mann

Saturday  August 10,  7-8pm    $25 (Members $22.50)
Let go of stress with the healing vibrations of a relaxing sound bath - a meditative experience where you are "bathed" in sound waves of specific frequencies to promote deep relaxation and restoration.  Experience the soothing sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, a crystal singing pyramid, an ocean drum, chimes, and a gong as they resonate with your body's energetic centers allowing your ow healing powers to activate.

What is a Sound Bath?
A sound bath is a meditative experience where you are “bathed” in sound waves of specific frequencies to
promote deep relaxation and restoration. You will experience the soothing sounds of quartz crystal
singing bowls, a crystal singing pyramid, an ocean drum, chimes, and a gong as they resonate with your
body’s energetic centers allowing your own healing powers to activate.

Is a Sound Bath safe?
For most people, yes. It is important to check with your health care professional if you are being treated
for a mental illness or chronic health condition, are pregnant, or if you have any type of implant or metal in
your body. People with implanted electrical devices such as pacemakers or insulin pumps are not advised
to participate in sound healing.

What to expect/ what to bring.
You will be lying or sitting in a comfortable position for approximately an hour. Feel free to change
positions if necessary during the session. Bring anything you will need to bring your body into a relaxed
position (yoga mat, cushion, pillow(s), blanket). Loose fitting, layered clothing is best.
During the session, many reactions may occur. You may fall asleep, cry, laugh, or experience a floating
sensation. Emotional release may happen. It is important to give yourself permission to be open to the
experience and all its possibilities.

After the session, you may feel calm and sleepy or energized. Depending on your individual concerns and
possible transformation, varied reactions may occur.. It is important to drink plenty of water and give
yourself permission to accept your personal reaction as what is needed for your body to heal itself. If you
have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Oliver Art Center and they will put you in contact with me.

Instructor info:  Jill Mann is a certified sound healer. Most recently, she completed the Life Changing Energy
Expert Sound Healer Certification program accredited by the Complementary Medical
Association. She is grateful to share the beneficial frequencies of her crystal singing bowls and
other instruments. Jill lives in Benzie County with her husband and enjoys all the wonderful
outdoor adventures this area has to offer.

Sat August 10, 2024

Member Price: $22.50

Non-Member Price: $25.00

Available Spaces: 15

 
Sound Bath with Jill Mann

Saturday, September 14  7-8pm    $25 (Members $22.50)
Let go of stress with the healing vibrations of a relaxing sound bath - a meditative experience where you are "bathed" in sound waves of specific frequencies to promote deep relaxation and restoration.  Experience the soothing sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, a crystal singing pyramid, an ocean drum, chimes, and a gong as they resonate with your body's energetic centers allowing your ow healing powers to activate.

What is a Sound Bath?
A sound bath is a meditative experience where you are “bathed” in sound waves of specific frequencies to
promote deep relaxation and restoration. You will experience the soothing sounds of quartz crystal
singing bowls, a crystal singing pyramid, an ocean drum, chimes, and a gong as they resonate with your
body’s energetic centers allowing your own healing powers to activate.

Is a Sound Bath safe?
For most people, yes. It is important to check with your health care professional if you are being treated
for a mental illness or chronic health condition, are pregnant, or if you have any type of implant or metal in
your body. People with implanted electrical devices such as pacemakers or insulin pumps are not advised
to participate in sound healing.

What to expect/ what to bring.
You will be lying or sitting in a comfortable position for approximately an hour. Feel free to change
positions if necessary during the session. Bring anything you will need to bring your body into a relaxed
position (yoga mat, cushion, pillow(s), blanket). Loose fitting, layered clothing is best.
During the session, many reactions may occur. You may fall asleep, cry, laugh, or experience a floating
sensation. Emotional release may happen. It is important to give yourself permission to be open to the
experience and all its possibilities.

After the session, you may feel calm and sleepy or energized. Depending on your individual concerns and
possible transformation, varied reactions may occur.. It is important to drink plenty of water and give
yourself permission to accept your personal reaction as what is needed for your body to heal itself. If you
have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Oliver Art Center and they will put you in contact with me.

Instructor info:  Jill Mann is a certified sound healer. Most recently, she completed the Life Changing Energy
Expert Sound Healer Certification program accredited by the Complementary Medical
Association. She is grateful to share the beneficial frequencies of her crystal singing bowls and
other instruments. Jill lives in Benzie County with her husband and enjoys all the wonderful
outdoor adventures this area has to offer.

Sat September 14, 2024

Member Price: $22.50

Non-Member Price: $25.00

Available Spaces: 15