I am honoured to be asked to teach at the the Circle of Knowledge and Practices Conference (October 5-6th, 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 October 6th. 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.
Join me this fall for Breathing Through: Traditional meditation techniques applied to a modern life.
In this four-week workshop series, we will explore the subtler aspects of yoga through an immersion in traditional breathing (pranayama) and awareness (anapanasati) techniques. Take the opportunity to work intimately with the breath and discover how these practices can expose another layer of insight found on both the yoga mat and the meditation cushion.
In addition to guidance and practice of the techniques, each session will include a short talk on yoga philosophy and time for questions.
After completing this workshop series, you will have the tools to cultivate your own breathing/meditation practice, so as to continue your exploration of how these simple but effective techniques can flourish in your everyday life.
Practising in the stillness and tranquility of the morning is the ideal time for cultivating mindfulness, stability and a deeper capacity for compassion. Join me in exploring this path towards the heart of yoga.
Saturdays Oct 28 to Nov 25
(No class on Nov 11)
8:45-10 am | $100
Register at www.yogapublic.com
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.