Upcoming Workshops and Events

 

 

See our Registered Classes for ongoing series of workshop-type classes, and our Weekly Schedule to come out to classes any day of the week!

See our cancellation policy here. 

Reiki Restorative Yoga; Being a Channel of Love

with Laura Dunford and Alexa Small

Date and Time: Fridays, July 12 and August 23,  7 – 9pm

Price: $25+HST

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.

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Beautiful Nourishment: Ayurveda and Aromatherapy Mini Retreat

with Tiina Kivinen and Angella Windrem

Date and Time: Saturday, July 13, 10am – 4pm

Price: $90 + HST (includes lunch and take home products) 

Join Tiina Kivinen and Angella Windrem for a one day mini retreat to bring balance and nourishment to your body, mind and spirit. This retreat is part of our Ayurveda and Aromatherapy seasonal series.

Moving with the rhythms of nature is central to Ayurveda. This seasonal series has been all about exploring how we can bring our selves into greater health and balance, through the elements, connection with nature, and plant wisdom. The day includes teachings from Yoga and Ayurveda, community and connection, crafting self care products, lunch, and Yoga Nidra.

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Chakra Bliss Aromatherapy Restorative Yoga

with Tiina Kivinen and Angella Windrem

Dates and Time: Fridays, July 26, and September 6, 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.

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Sacred Sound Journey 

with Rebecca Whiteraven

A beautiful and meditative sound experience. Rebecca will provide a sacred soundscape to help guide you into alignment and allow your inner light to shine.

Crystal Bowls – Friday June 21, 7 – 8:30pm

Come bathe in the sweet sounds of crystal singing bowls and many other lovely sound healing instruments. Rebecca will gently guide you into a relaxed and grounded state and then produce sweet sounds and song to carry you into a deep meditative experience.

Price: $25 + HST

More about Rebecca:
rebeccawhiteraven.wordpress.com

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New Moon Yoga Nidra

with Tiina Kivinen 

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 30 7 – 8:15pm, and Thursday, August 29 7 – 8:15pm

Price: $25 + HST 

Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation practice that supports a more relaxed and easeful state of being, health, and balance. Participants rest in a comfortable, reclined position, using lots of props to be as comfortable as possible. This practice can be amazing support for anyone, and is especially beneficial for those seeking restoration due to overwhelm, busyness, stress, and exhaustion.

Yoga Nidra is technically 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. Yoga Nidra has the potential to balance the over stimulation and pressure to perform and succeed in our fast paced culture, while supporting stress relief and over all health and well – being.

The New Moon is a perfect time for Yoga Nidra. As the moon wanes and the light disappears, there is a natural draw towards stillness in our beings; the healing darkness. Just as we need rest in each daily cycle, when the sun sets, we also benefit from allowing our selves to rest and take refuge during the waning and new moon in the monthly cycle, in order to reset the nervous system and prepare for a new beginning. Yoga Nidra during the New Moon answers the deep inner call of taking rest and refuge, as well as creates space for intention to emerge as we begin again.

Tiina has completed a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, and is a certified Hypnotherapist, both practices that explore the power and potential of therapeutic trance states and relaxation for the health of your whole being.

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Integrating Anatomy with Yoga: Deepening awareness of muscles, joints and balance within your body

 
with Alexa Small
 
Date and Time: Sundays, July 28 – Upper body + core, August 11 – Lower body + core II,  and August 25, Advanced core + pranayama, 12 – 3pm
 
Price: Register for each session for $25 + HST, all 3 sessions for $65 + HST, or Drop in for $30 + HST. (cash or cheque only for drop in)
 
This education-focused series will weave many techniques to deepen awareness of the muscles and other tissues in your body and how they support you through hatha yoga and life. Over 3 workshops, we will build an understanding of the physical and energetic body through guided movement explorations, self massage, myofascial techniques, asana/postures, pranayama/breath control, and guided awareness of the bandhas/energetic locks along the core. 
 

The goal of this workshop is to increase clarity and personal understanding of the body in the context of yoga postures and other life situations. Students are encouraged to ask questions; time will be given for both group discussion and inward meditative experiences.

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Pranayama; Window to the Infinite

with Fraser Mcdonald
 
Date and Time: TBA

Price: $25 +HST

This workshop is a beautiful opportunity to wake up to some of the subtler aspects of how breathing can bring us into greater harmony with the universal heart. As we open to the subtler aspects of pranayama we find there is a great power to invigorate our body and mind with clarity and also to move towards and support fulfilling meditation. This class is designed as continuing education for yoga teachers as well as an opportunity to explore and deepen for those who may not be teachers but have an established practice.

In this workshop we will breathe together, explore sequencing of breathing practices, and integrate bandhas (energy locks), as well as some basic asanas. Pranayama means both breath regulation but also prana energy expansion. This expansion happens as we come into deeper and more attentive inner listening. Sometimes if we are being too forceful with our pranayama we end up creating tension and never come to this great discovery of our infinite self. But by learning to breath with greater rest and ease, we can use pranayama as a gateway to our inner being.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Bhakti Flow: Yoga and Chanting

with Fraser Mcdonald and Dana Salhub

Date and Time: TBA

Price: $25 +HST

This special class integrates the yogic practices of Kirtan, with meditation, movement, and relaxation. Join Fraser and Dana for this all levels practice set to live music, with plenty of opportunities to open up your voice, chant, move, and be inspired by yogic mantras and heart opening songs for healing and inspiration. This style of Yoga is inspired by Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of the Heart. Space is limited.