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Chakra Bliss Aromatherapy Restorative Yoga
with Tiina Kivinen and Angella Windrem
Dates and Time: Fridays, Sept 7, October 5, November 2, and November 30, 7 – 9pm
Price: $25 + HST
Join Tiina and Angella for a restorative style yoga class integrating a journey through the Chakras (energy centres in the physical/emotional/ energetic body), using aromatherapy essential oils to deepen and enhance the exploration. We carefully choose yoga postures and essential oils that correspond with each Chakra to carry you through a journey of self inquiry, deep rest, and healing. Essential oils have the potential to deepen your focus and enhance your awareness through the yoga experience, with the added benefit of the healing qualities of each aroma. No experience is needed, all are welcome, unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to essential oils.
Reiki Restorative Yoga; Being a Channel of Love
with Laura Dunford and Tiina Kivinen
Date and Time: Friday September 14, October 19, 7 – 8:30pm
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the healing experience of combined Restorative Yoga and Reiki. Reiki is an energy healing modality, in which the practitioner channels energy into the receiver by means of touch or no touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the body and restore physical and emotional well-being. You will be guided through very gentle and supported yoga postures utilizing many comfy props, receive meditative guidance to deepen your experience of presence and self inquiry, while a Reiki practitioner carefully and intentionally offers you Reiki energy. Reiki energy is universal, abundant and available for everyone, we will simply create the space and intention to let this energy flow for the benefit of all. All levels experience are welcome.
Equinox Crystal Mala Making Workshop
with Laura Dunford and Courtney Buckley
Date and Time: Saturday, September 22, 12:30 – 4pm
Price: $85 + HST -price includes your beautiful crystal mala to take home
The turning of the seasons is a time for ceremony and celebration. As summer turns to autumn this year, let us explore intention and abundance while creating something that we can carry with us and cherish into the future. Join Courtney Buckley and Lauretta Dunford for an afternoon of intentional creation. On this day, participants will create their own unique crystal Japa Mala. Malas are beautiful beaded necklaces, with 108 beads, that are traditionally used as a tool for meditation.
Rhythm of the day:
Through meditation in motion and stillness, we will calm our minds, and open our hearts, making a clear path for our intentions to arise. After our practice we will begin our creations. A thoughtfully selected variety of crystal beads will be available. Each participant will have the opportunity to choose their own unique combination of beads with assistance if needed. An abundance of space will be held for creating your Mala. We will discuss techniques to cleanse and charge our malas and how your mala can support you in your meditation practice. In closing we will experience a mantra meditation to offer support and guidance in moving forward with love, strength, and a clearer sense of self. Connecting with your inner power to manifest dreams into reality. Space is limited, so register in advance to ensure your space!
with Tiina Kivinen
Date and Time: Friday August 31, October 12, November 9, December 7, 7 – 8:30pm
Price: $25 + HST
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness. The word ‘Nidra’ refers to sleep with a trace of awareness, or conscious deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a therapeutic trance, much like hypnosis. It is as a state of consciousness, that occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. To enter into the Nidra state, we utilize a skillful and systemic method of complete relaxation, that has the potential to restore balance through bringing us into the parasympathetic nervous system’s state of rest and digest. As well, it is in this state of deep rest, that we have the potential to affect change on a subconscious, or unconscious level. The practitioner simply rests in a comfortable and very supported position, listening to voice of the guide, and the journey unfolds. We approach the practice with the intention of deepening self inquiry, integrating life changes and insights, and using this method of skillful rest for stress reduction, and self care.
Tiina has completed a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, and is a certified in Hypnotherapist, both practices that explore the power and potential of therapeutic trance states.
Sacred Sound Journey
with Rebecca and Kevin
Date and Time: Saturday, October 6, 2 – 3:30pm
Price: $25+ HST
A beautiful and meditative sound experience. Rebecca and Kevin will provide a sacred soundscape using crystal singing bowls and many other sweet sound healing instruments to help guide us into alignment and allow our inner light to shine.
The event will start with introductions and group toning of the sacred sound OM. This will help everyone become fully present and centered. We will then relax and release into an intuitive and Spirit directed soundscape of vocals, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, frame drums, shakers and rattles, cedar flute, tingshaws, steel tongue drum, gongs and more. Experience deep relaxation and dream with the sweet sounds, adding your own voice if you feel called to. We will close with magical french chimes, like floating through a forest of fairies.
with Tony Tavares
Date and Time: Saturday, October 13, 2 – 5pm
Price: Suggested $20 or pay what you can!
Come and explore Bhakti Yoga, the path of love and devotion. In Bhakti yoga the awakening to our full potential is achieved through love of the divine. This is the easiest and most joyful of all the yoga paths. During this afternoon, we will explore the scriptural teachings of Bhakti and practice through the heart opening practice of Kirtan, the call and response of the holy names. Come with an open mind and leave with an open heart.
Amrita Continuing Education Mini Retreat – Centered in the Heart; Opening to Bhakti
with Tiina Kivinen, staff of Amrita YTT, and guest facilitator, Tony Tavares
Date and Time: Sunday, October 28 10am – 5pm
Price: $75+ HST (includes lunch)
This mini retreat for Yoga Teachers is intended for inspiration, connection, deepening, and learning. Join Tiina Kivinen, staff of Amrita Living Yoga YTT, and guest facilitator Tony Tavares, for a day immersion to nurture your self as a both a practitioner and an educator of Yoga.
Our Continuing Education Mini Retreats are an opportunity to reconnect with the magic and mystery of your own practice, while also nourishing yourself as a teacher. Connect with a community of support and inspiration, as we gather together a tribe of Yoga teachers to learn with and from, one another.
The day will unfold like this….
- 10 am – 12pm: Heart Centered morning Sadhana to deepen practice, with Tiina and staff
- 12 – 1:30pm: Break and delicious, catered lunch
- 1:30 – 4pm: Workshop with Tony Tavares- Bhakti Yoga; Kirtan and Satsang
- 4 – 5pm: Heart Chakra Yoga Nidra to integrate the experiences and lessons of the day
Tony has been a guest teacher in our YTT, and offers a depth of knowledge of the yoga tradition, yoga philosophy, sacred texts, bhakti and kirtan. This entire day will be a deepening of the path of love, devotion, and the heart. In Bhakti yoga, the awakening to our full potential is achieved through love of the divine. During the afternoon workshop with Tony, we will explore the scriptural teachings of Bhakti and practice through the heart opening practice of Kirtan, the call and response of the holy names.
Open to all Yoga Teachers, you do not have to be a graduate of Amrita Living Yoga 200 HR Training, although we would love to see graduates and have a reunion!
Kundalini Yoga, Breath and Mantra
Date and Time: TBA
Price: $25 + HST
This class offers a combination of gentle kundalini yoga asanas, pranayama exercises, gong relaxation & mantra chanting to uplift and empower your mind, body & spirit.
Gateways to Dance for Health
with Ireni Stamou
Date and Time: Sunday, November 4, 1 – 4pm
Price: $50 + HST
Dynamic anatomy, Self-awakening Yoga, journaling, mindfulness and Prana infused awareness, are some of the ways to enter meditation in motion. Through these gateways, movement is derived from within, for conscious improvisational dancing. By embodying knowledge, you will explore infinite ways to dance. Let go of tension, stress and anxiety by dancing out the body stories. The intention of this practice is to clear your energy, let go, unleash your creativity, embrace you and renew. Are you ready to dive into your dance? Then this workshop is for you!
Wear comfortable loose clothing. Bring a journal. The session includes educational pieces and inquiry-based movement sequencing. We wind down with restorative relaxation.
Full Moon Kundalini Yoga, Mantra and Gong Meditation
Yoga Interweaved with Thai Yoga Massage
with Ireni Stamou
Date and Time: Sunday, December 9 1 – 4pm
Price: $50 + HST
This is a wonderful session for those wanting hands on assists in a yoga practice. By receiving Thai Yoga hands on assistance you will gain a deeper somatic awareness and knowledge of your anatomy and explore how you can experientially align in your movement. Within a gentle Hatha yoga session you will receive Thai Yoga massage throughout the poses. Thai yoga massage is one of the worlds foundations of massage. The practitioner will gently stretch, twist and offer bodyweight, apply pressure with her elbows, knees, palms, and thumbs. Participants will also be introduced to energy work, breathwork and meditation which helps to prepare the body, mind and spirit for receiving hands on work.
Ireni has been practicing bodywork for 20 years and in the last decade she made an important passage in her healing work in Costa Rica: a vibrant eco culture and yoga mecca. Most notably in the last 5 years at The Harmony Healing Centre in Nosara.
Ireni is a certified practitioner from the Lotus Palm School in Montreal and she has mentored with Nancy Topf :Dynamic Anatomy in New York.
Exciting new beginnings brought Ireni to root in the Peterborough community with her family, and, where she will be sharing her practice.
“It was a priviledge to work with Ireni Stamou during my stay in Costa Rica. Her classes were amazing and the bodywork she does is truly transformative. She is incredibly perceptive and intuitive and in our first session she completely changed my lower back. I wish she lived in New York so I can see her more often.”
Julianne Moore – Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress.