Thank you to everyone who is joining us at Hecla this October for our Relax and Renew yoga retreat! Natasha and I look forward to delving deeper into practice with all of you in the beautiful backdrop of Grindstone Provincial Park.
If you were interested in coming to the retreat but didn’t sign up, please send me a message here to be put on a wait list.
There are only two spots left in our Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat in Hecla, MB, on October 20-22, 2017! If you are interested in coming, check out details about the retreat here and get in contact with me soon to reserve your spot. Natasha and I are so grateful to being hosting this retreat for the third year in a row; we hope you can join us for some stillness and serenity during this restorative weekend.
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.