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Yang to Yin Retreat
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Yang to Yin Retreat at Harmony Yoga

with Deborah Carruthers and Steph Rose Date/time: Saturday, Nov 13th (3:00-7:00pm) and Sunday, Nov 14th (12:30-3:00pm) A weekend to embrace the wisdom and medicine of Fall. This is the season of gently letting go, clearing out, and preparing for the fallow earth of winter. Join us for self-care practices to support

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Winter Solstice - Plant Spirit Meditation
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Winter Solstice: Plant Spirit Meditation

with Steph Rose Date/time: Dec 21st, 4pm – 6pm. Winter Solstice is a time to honour the dark, quiet earth of winter and call back the light. It’s a time for intuition and a little magic. This workshop weaves the wisdom of the Solstice and the Plant Kingdom. Plant Spirit

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Ayurveda Series: The Science of Healthy Living

with Deborah Carruthers MA, RYT 500 Held on three Sundays: Nov 7th, Dec 5th, & Dec 12th Deborah has been engaged in the study of life sciences for many years. Starting with the science of psychology, then adding in the science of Yoga and Ayurveda. In this workshop series, she

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Whit Hornsberger - The Buddhist Mind
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The Buddhist Mind: Yin Yoga & The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

A Weekend Intensive with Whit Hornsberger Four 3-hour workshops. Click here to register. The transformative teachings of the Buddha are becoming increasingly popularized by the rapidly growing interest in mindfulness and the practice of vipassana or insight meditation among western yoga enthusiasts. Mindfulness is being applied everywhere and in all

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Plant Spirit Meditation Series
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Plant Spirit Meditation Series

with Steph Rose Date/time: Sundays, Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm. Plants are teachers and wise Elders. Each workshop will work with a different Plant and theme. Gently blending mindfulness, heart-centered meditation, and herbal insight to explore the energy and wisdom of each Plant. Join us for this

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Health and Safety Guidelines

General Health and Safety Guidelines Please wear your mask when you are in common areas of the studio (a mask is optional during your practice). If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and rest. We have a catalog of on-demand videos you can enjoy from home. We have high-quality

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New WellnessLiving Software, On-demand Classes!

We are now offering on-demand classes through our new WellnessLiving software and Achieve app!  This means that we have a library of recorded classes you can access anytime. We have a great selection of styles and teachers! We are still uploading our recorded videos and will be adding new classes as

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Plant Spirit Yoga & Meditation with Steph
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Plant Spirit Yoga & Meditation

with Steph Rose Date/time: Sunday, April 4th, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm Our beloved Plant Spirit Yoga is back! This gentle practice blends slow yin-like movement and meditation inspired by Nature. In each workshop, we get to know a different Plant through stories, teachings, and our own direct experiences. Whether

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Stress, Anxiety, & Sleep Workshops with Deb
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Stress, Anxiety and Sleep Workshops

with Deb Carruthers Date/time: Sunday, March 28th, 12:30- 2:45 pm; and Saturday, April 3rd, 1:30- 3:30 pm ( 2-part workshop) What a year it has been! Many of us have experienced sleepless nights, increased stress levels, and bouts of anxiety. Deborah Carruthers a clinical counsellor and director of Harmony Yoga

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Wheel Pose and Other Backbends with Fiji
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Workshopping Wheel Pose and Other Backbends

n this workshop we will explore the movements and function of the spine, and gain insight on how to back bend safely.  A variety of props, techniques, and approaches will be used as we explore and venture into wheel pose.  

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