October News & Updates
Strong roots are essential for continued growth. At Samsara Wellness Center, we are growing deeper roots into the community by advocating for change in self-care practices. We want our community members to be educated and confident in their relationship to their bodies and self-care practices such as meditation, yoga, pranayama, massage, energy healing, foods and sound healing.
We at Samsara support self-adornment and self-expression. We want your experience of getting a tattoo or a piercing to be uplifting, fun and sacred.We want the tattoo or piercing to help you feel empowered and whole.
We at Samsara welcome people of all races, classes, ethnicities, sexual preferences and religions to come an join us in all that we stand for and all that we do.
Thank you all for your continued support! If you love what we do, tell a friend or write a review! We could use your help to grow!
Welcome Tattoo Artist:
 Bobby Holland!
With over 20 years of tattooing experience, we are honored to announce a new Tribe member: Bobby Holland ! Bobby has been an artist most of his life, and uses his experience in various other mediums to create unique, custom artwork for every tattoo. Starting October 8th, Bobby will be available for consultations and tattoos by appointment only - email or call for details!
Sacred Adornment:
Body Piercing by Geoffrey Taylor
Experience the balance of tranquility and professionalism with sacred adornment from Body Piercer, Geoffrey Taylor.
Having served as a Body Piercer in Bakersfield and Santa Barbara over the years, we are excited to have Geoffrey serving as our in-house Body Piercing specialist.
Don't hesitate to book your appointment today to embellish your body with a new piece of jewelry.
Starting in October
Teacher Class Changes:
Monday 8-9:15 Gentle Flow with Tiffany
Wednesday 9:30-11 Restorative with Candace
Friday 8-9:15 Gentle Flow with Katherine
October 5, 5:30-6:45PM
Yoga at Bakersfield Museum of Art
Donation-only, Led by Yani Valdes
October 13, 12-1PM
Yoga at 17th Place Townhomes
Free, Led by Linda Guerra
The following no-cost classes would not be possible without the generosity of:
Kern County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services.
The Center for Sexuality
and Gender Diversity
Mental Health Yoga Series
Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30, 6-7PM
Yoga for Calmness & Clarity
Oct. 14, 10-11AM
Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Yoga for Emotional Balance
Oct. 3, 17, 12-1PM

Center for Spiritual Living
Yoga for Life: Breathing, Moving and Being - Session 1
Oct. 18, 6-7PM
Baker Library
Gentle Flow
Oct. 11, 25, 5:30-6:30PM
Beale Library
Yoga for Self-Care
Oct. 3, 17, 5:30-6:30PM
Holloway-Gonzales Library
Align the Mind:
A Moving Meditation
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Now Available, Integrity Cacao!!
Treat yourself after a yoga class with Integrity Cacao! Made with love, we have 3 flavors of organic jungle-harvested fair trade cacao and they are paleo, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, low-glycemic, and vegan!!! These superfood chocolates are also flavored with essential oils and spices and only 48-68 calories a piece with 2 grams of sugar from maple! 
We're Serving Up Sherrill Orchards!

  • 100 % Natural
  • Locally Cold-Pressed Juices & CBD Shots
  • No Water or Sugar Added
  • Pesticide Free
  • Flash Pasteurized
Sisterhood Healing Circle
with Ashley Scott
Oct 20th 1-3PM, $35
This is a two hour shared experience that celebrates women, self-care, movement and breath. When women come together to hold space for each other, reflect, share, and empower, healing happens. Through guided activities, poses, group sharing, and self-reflection time participants will gain tools to practice self-care and facilitate their own healing.
Psychology and Chakra Class with Candace Stevens
Oct 21st 12-3PM $30
Join Candace for an introduction to Chakras, how they connect to our personal development and yoga practice! This practice will be framed through the lens of psychology, but will still explore some of the foundational ideas about chakras. In this workshop, you'll find:

An Introduction to theories the Chakra System
Exploration of The Connection Between Chakras, Emotions, and Psychological Ideas
An Embodied yoga practice in which we explore the chakra system from the ground up.

Beginners Welcome!  

Falling Workshop
Sat, Nov 3rd from 1-3PM
If you want to balance in your inversions you
have to break your attachment to the wall. That means dealing with the fear of falling. It’s the only way to truly progress.Falling is as much a part of balancing as core strength. In this workshop Anthony will share his technique, experience and expertise of falling and overcoming fear. This workshop will take your inversion practice to the next level.
Each workshop is $40.
Register for both Falling & Sthira/Sukham to receive $5 off!
Sun, Nov 4th from 1-3PM
Many turn to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for guidance in their yoga practice. What you may not know is that this body of work was written long before Hatha Yoga was born. In fact, it was written during a completely different time in yoga philosophy and history. The author (some say authors) were not concerned with the physical body’s health and wellness. The very opposite in fact. Their only purpose of practice was jivanmukti or “liberated soul”. To transcend the physical plane was the goal and therefore no time was spent on making the body stronger or more flexible. Sutra 2:46 Sthira sukham asanam means the 'seat is both steady and easeful”. We will explore this concept through asana and discussion.
Student Highlight: Joel McKenna!
Why did you start yoga?
I remember Jim Quick say "as the body moves the mind grooves", and that inspired me the learn the nouns that are the verbs of certain postures in a yogi practice.

What do you get out of the practice?
I'm only 5 months in to this Yoga game. It has a holistic approach to being in the present, and asks to focus on our ever present companion: breath , posture, and musculature. Past and future and things that carry us off the mat.

Any suggestions for new practitioners?
For those who are new to yoga like me, I suggest being curious, courageous, playful, and relentless to at least try to do the weird esoteric moves.

What is your favorite pose? 
Cobra: It is a move I just woke up on the mat yesterday. Linda lets us make up our own inversion near the end of the class. It is when you hang your legs over your head while balancing on the for arms with your hands on the ground. It's tricky but it feels good.
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