Our Studio Classes

Experience the Contemplative Life

Our beautifully inlaid 19-foot walking labyrinth holds space for our community’s practices in contemplative arts.  Diverse and creative forms of contemplation invite greater moral awareness, insight, wisdom and compassion, through a deepening celebration of humanity and healing.  New teachers and new classes are always welcome.  Sign up for our newsletter to hear about our upcoming events.

Current Studio Classes

  • Angie Jordan, owner of BanjoKnits, has more than 20 years of knitting experience and has been a teacher of knitting arts for all ages.  She invites patience, mindfulness and community while growing each student’s confidence to knit in your own unique style.

    Click Here for Schedule: Banjo Knits – Fall 2018 FINAL 

    To register for a class, or for more information, please contact Angie at banjoknits@gmail.com or (319) 471-0181.

  • Julie Jack, MS, MA, is offering group classes in Yoga to Heal Trauma, beginning September 26th, for those who have experienced trauma,  supportive family and caregivers.  Click Here for Flyer with Details:  Trauma Informed Yoga – Fall 2018 Final 1

    Julie is director of The Exhale Project, a grant-funded project in its third year, which coordinates and teaches free yoga classes in several Iowa counties for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and non-offending family members.  Virtue Medicine is very pleased to provide support for this important work in our space, sharing a commitment to the use of yoga in the treatment of trauma and educating mental health and crisis agencies about the advantages of using body-centered therapies for healing work.

    Julie has master’s degrees in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame and Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology with certifications in Focusing Therapy for Complex Trauma, and in Latino Family Therapy.  She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and is deepening her studies in Yoga Therapy through the Inner Peace Yoga Therapy program in Chicago, IL.  In addition to her work with yoga she works part time as a Mobile Crisis Counselor. She has worked with adults, children and teenagers from diverse backgrounds in both the US and Mexico, treating a wide range of issues but focusing heavily on trauma and transition.  

    To register for a class, or for more information, email Julie at juliej@stopdvsa.org, or call/text (319) 560-5264.

Are you an experienced teacher of contemplative practices?  We would love to hear from you, if you have interest in using our studio space and being part of our community.

Send proposals and resume to our Studio Manager, Anna Evans at admin@virtuemedicine.com