Yoga + Dream Lab

SPARC is proud to host Virtual Yoga + Dream Lab with Stacy TenHouten and Mercedes Gertz on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 PM PST on Zoom. 

Open Zoom Link Here OR use Meeting ID 534 363 5121

Please be sure to register online below or email to receive the password for Zoom!

August/September 2020:

Wednesday, August 12th | 9:00 – 10:15 AM PST | Yoga + Dream Lab
Wednesday, August 19th | 9:00 – 10:15 AM PST | Yoga + Dream Lab
Wednesday, August 26th | 9:00 – 10:15 AM PST | Yoga + Dream Lab
Wednesday, September 2nd | 9:00 – 10:15 AM PST | Yoga + Dream Lab
Wednesday, September 9th | 9:00 – 10:15 AM PST | Yoga + Dream Lab

In these challenging times, it is extremely important that we stay connected to our community. We must remain devoted to nurturing one another and continue to have access to resources that allow us to feel supported, establish balance and remain grounded. SPARC hosts Virtual Yoga + Dream Lab every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 PM PST with the intention of cultivating tools to calm our nervous system and build community through movement, imagination, and sharing. We will begin each gathering with breath work and yoga led by Stacy TenHouten. Once we are in our bodies, we will open the Dream Laboratory where depth psychologist, Mercedes Gertz, will introduce us to the symbolic language of our dreams, transforming these visions into writings and sketches. These classes are offered as an energy exchange between us. We ask that you consider making a suggested donation between $5.00 and $20.00 to support SPARC in remaining a creative resource for the community.

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About Yoga + Dream Lab at SPARC


Yoga + Dream Lab Facilitators

Photograph of Mercedes Gertz
Mercedes Gertz is an artist, yoga teacher and Depth Psycologist. Her interest in art as a language has informed her artistic practice and community work. Gertz currently has a PhD in the study of Depth Psychology. Her focus is on the study of dreams and Fairy Tales as the symbolic language that articulates what words fail to express. She has been trained as a yoga teacher with Kyra Haglund  and has devoted her investigation on Trauma with Donald Kalsched’s Trauma, Dissociation and the Soul certification at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Gertz teaches Fairy Tales and Dreams workshops in Mexico, Los Angeles and Paris. Her paintings, conceptual installations and graphic art have been exhibited in Mexico, the United States and Europe.

Stacy TenHouten is a yoga teacher and writer. She has been practicing yoga for 20 years, studying primarily with Mark Whitwell. She received her Teacher Training Certification from Santa Monica Yoga with Nancy Goodstein and Kyra Haglund, and her Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching Certification with Hala Khouri and Kyra Haglund.Stacy bases her teaching on the principals taught by T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar.

Her commitment is to teach a practice that adapts to the individual regardless of body type, age, health, and cultural or religious background. It is her experience and strong belief that through the practice of yoga, ritual and creative expression the healing of trauma can transpire and an authentic and intimate connection with one’s true self is developed.

She has been extremely active in supporting underserved youth in Los Angeles and in 2012 received the Teacher of Hope Award from the City of Los Angeles for her work with children in South Central Los Angeles. Her poetry has been featured in Sex In America: An Anthology of Women’s Love Poetry.