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Cultivating the Heart
Friday, February 15th 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
During this 2 hour yin yoga practice we will explore the Buddhist teachings of the 4 heavenly virtues, or Brahma-viharas.
Practicing the 4 heavenly virtues (loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity) help us to cultivate more openness in our hearts, breaking the cycle of samsara (endless suffering) and plant new karmic seeds for the future.
Facilitated by Karen Phillips.
Beginner AcroYoga Workshop
Saturday, February 16th
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Can you do Acro Yoga? Yes you can!
We will start right at the basics, building a solid foundation as flyers, bases, and spotters. We will laugh, play, and support each other as we discover foundational poses such as bird, throne, and back flying.
Come to class and experience how attainable this practice is. Our philosophy is that everything is possible. Anything you can't do is simply something you can't do yet.
No partner needed, just an open mind and a desire to play.
Mala, Mantra & Meditation
Saturday, March 3rd
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Mala beads are an ancient tool that were developed to keep the mind focused during the practice of meditation. A mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities. The two join together when the Mala is used to count the repetitions of mantra chanted.
In this workshop you will create your own Mala from traditional rudraksha seeds and semi precious stones and then learn to use it with a mantra, to aid your meditation practice.
All Mala supplies included.
No meditation experience necessary.
Facilitated by Karen Phillips
Balance Your Nervous System
Saturday, March 9th
1:30pm - 3:30pm
It has its purpose, but if you notice that stress is getting in the way of your happiness, it's probably time to do something about it! Stress can influence your physiology in a number of ways and, if prolonged or chronic, can lead to unwanted problems. In this workshop, we will be exploring various techniques and their effects on balancing our personal scale of stress versus relaxation.
We will be exploring how breathing mindfully can help us to access our parasympathetic system in order to induce a relaxation response. Included will be practical suggestions for stress-management and self-reflection into practices that you can implement for a more balanced nervous system. This workshop will include a brief Yang/Yin yoga practice with a deep relaxation component.
Facilitated by Anne-Marie Mougeot, an Osteopathic Practitioner, Kinesiologist, & Yoga Instructor who works with a whole-person approach to healing.
Numa Breathwork Journey
Saturday, March 15th
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Your breath is a powerful key to improving your state of mind and health. It even carries the capacity to shift you into non-ordinary states of consciousness, opening the way for insights and what some call "spiritual experiences".
In this practice you will reclaim the fullness of your breath by learning to open and use your entire respiratory system efficiently to transform energetic holdings (from daily stress, trauma, undigested emotional experiences and looping thoughts) that consume your energy and limit your capacity to experience clarity, joy, love and power.
While each journey is unique, people commonly experience breakthroughs related to physical and emotional healing (shifting patterns of chronic anxiety and insomnia), and can experience transcendent states of consciousness.
Benefits of Conscious Connected breathing include: Relaxation Detoxification Trauma release Improved mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well being
Facilitated by Karen Phillips
Awaken - Spring Yoga Nidra
Saturday, March 23rd
3:30pm - 6:00pm
The vernal equinox is a time of manifestation, metamorphosis, and balancing of universal forces as the darkness of winter gives way to the emergence of light in spring. The ancients, being closely connected to the natural world, knew and understood that people's feelings, intentions, and actions at this time would impact the next six months of their lives.
Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) grants us access to the potent gateway between wakefulness and sleep, where our subconscious programming can be modified to serve our highest potential.
Through this practice we will awaken our connection to our heart's innate wisdom in order to influence our emotions, decision making ability, and understanding of ourselves. Having transcended time, place, and culture as a symbol of intuition and higher intelligence, the human heart is the bridge linking our earthly self to our higher self. Considered to be the centre of our soul and most life-giving organ, re-establishing our communication with its intelligence will promote a return to wholeness and connection to the unified field of universal energy.
Class will consist of discussion, asana, and 45 minutes of guided Yoga Nidra in savasana. All levels welcome.
Facilitated by Stacy Papp.
Somatics for Pain-Free Living
Saturday, March 30th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sore back, neck, hips, shoulders?
Living Pain-Free is Possible!
Somatics teaches that most of these types of conditions are symptoms of functional problems that can be resolved.
Learn how to regain control of your body with simple, gentle movements to release persistent muscle tension. The result is a pain-free body that moves well and ages gracefully.
This 4-hour workshop is ideal for yoga teachers, bodyworkers and anyone who wants to learn:
- the most common muscle reflex patterns that you may be "locked" in;
- how to resolve sensory motor amnesia that is causing restriction of movement, misalignment and functional limitations;
- an alternative to stretching that incorporates the brain and nervous system to re-educate the body;
- a daily practice of Somatic movements and exercises that you can do at home.
Open to all body types & levels of experience.
Facilitated by Rob Selmanovic, Somatic Educator
**All events and workshops are non-refundable and non-transferable