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Winter Solstice - Plant Spirit Meditation

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

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

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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Plant Spirit Yoga & Meditation with Steph

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

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

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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Nadia - Winter Solstice Somatics and Yin Mini-Retreat - Sheena Davies Photography

Winter Solstice Somatics and Yin Mini-Retreat

with Nadia Boucher. Saturday, Dec 21st, 1:30 – 5:30 pm. Infused with poetry, wisdom teachings and sacred silence, the intention of our Winter Solstice mini-retreat is to give ourselves time to connect intimately with and nourish our depths while helping to fortify ourselves for the coming season of winter.

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October Yin Yang Yoga Retreat - 4-6 Oct 2019

October Yin Yang Yoga Retreat

with Nadia Boucher & Deborah Carruthers, Oct 4th-6th, 2019. This workshop offers a sacred time to pause, unmask, and steep in self-care, our time together will be balanced between Yang and Yin: daily meditations, morning Yang and afternoon Yin yoga practices, wisdom teachings with individual and group reflections.

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Anne-Marie Reilander's Intro to Mysore - 6-13-20-27 Aug 2019

Intro to Mysore

with Anne-Marie Reilander. Tuesdays, Aug 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 4:45 – 5:30 pm (4 classes). In this four-week course, students will learn sun salutations and the fundamental standing postures, breathing techniques, and the philosophy of the Ashtanga yoga system.

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