For those of you wondering about the Breathing Fundamentals class that I usually teach on Sundays (1:15-2 pm, Yoga Public) – well, we are taking a break for the summer (June to August) and Yoga Public plans to re-add the class back to the schedule in September! In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful and fleeting prairie summer, and thank you to those that came and breathed with me throughout the winter 🙂
Join David Quiring and I for a kirtan hosted by our friend Bahram Moterassed on Friday, May 26th (7-8:30 pm, $25, 3-1200 Portage Ave)! In March, I had the joyful opportunity to take a weekend workshop with master teachers Krishna Das (kirtan) and Sharon Salzberg (Buddhist meditation) at Kripalu; it was a wonderfully sweet, inspiring experience, and I’m really excited to share some of that with you! Please join us for a beautiful evening of songs and stories.
I am honoured to be asked to teach again at the Lighting the Fire conference (May 10-12th, 2017, Winnipeg) hosted by the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. As a gathering for discussing approaches to Indigenous education, honouring First Nation culture, and ensuring student success, a piece of that puzzle is drawing attention to the self-care of educators and leaders. Learning to take care of ourselves is the first step to learning how to take care of others, and yoga or any other awareness practice can play a pivotal role in cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health. I will be leading two breathing (pranayama) workshops on the morning of May 12th. As a simple, accessible form of yoga, breathing practices can be a way to work with anxiety, stress, insomnia, and depression. Basic breathing practices are easy to learn and to incorporate into day-to-day routine.
If you are interested in diving deeper into your yoga practice, a teacher training can offer more insight into the various aspects of yoga – there is always more to learn!
David Quiring and I will be guest-teaching again at the Sky Yoga Teacher Training led by Siobhan Keely in Winnipeg this spring (April 24-May 19). David and I will lead a workshop together on Kirtan and chanting practice, and I will lead an introductory workshop on Ayurveda. For more information about the training, please visit Siobhan’s website: http://www.siobhankeely.com/.