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 🙂
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/.
Join Natasha Lenon and I for our third annual Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat at beautiful Hecla Island! Enjoy a weekend of yoga, meditation, kirtan, nature walks, mineral pools, and self-care. We have been lucky enough to sell out this retreat for the past two years, so if you have been thinking of coming, sign up soon! Fall is a wonderful time for introspection and reflecting on the past year’s events and experiences. We hope you can join us for this nurturing and rejuvenating weekend retreat.
About the retreat
Dates: October 20-22, 2017
The retreat includes Friday dinner and officially starts after dinner, and will end around lunchtime on Sunday (lunch is included). An itinerary is not released prior to the retreat to encourage participants to take things one step at a time. Please be assured that the pace of the retreat will be steady and relaxed, with plenty of time between activities. All yoga classes will be accessible to both a beginner and long-time practitioner.
How to get there:
Hecla Island Resort is about a two hour drive north of Winnipeg.
Double room: $500 / person
Single room: $600 / person
All prices include GST, meals, accommodations, and use of the Salka mineral pools. Payment is made directly to Natasha or Adrienne Shum. Please make cheques payable to Adrienne Shum. E-transfers can also be sent (to Adrienne only). Please read the payment and cancellation policy below. Upon payment, please fill out this online registration form.
If you would like to book a spa treatment, there will be time available during the retreat or on the Sunday afternoon after the retreat ends. Please visit the Hecla Resort website for more information.
Payment and cancellation policy:
Payment in full is required to secure your spot. If you are interested in a double room, it is your responsibility to find a roommate.
If you need to cancel:
before July 1st, 2017, you will receive a full refund less an $80 administrative fee.
On July 1st and after, there is no refund.
Payment plans are available upon request and considered on a case-by-case basis.
All plans considered will consist of a maximum of 3 payment instalments. All plans considered must submit complete payment within 6 weeks of start date. Natasha and Adrienne take great care to organise and plan this retreat in the hopes of providing benefit to all; please be considerate of their energy and time if you choose to make this request.