Breathing Through: Practices for Resilience, Joy, and Compassion

It is with great excitement to invite you to my next workshop on Sunday, October 20th (3:30-5:30 pm) at Yoga Public Downtown! This workshop focuses entirely on breathwork – my favourite aspect of yoga practice.

Breathwork has proven effects in reducing stress, releasing stale emotions, and cultivating resilience and strength (try taking a deep breath in/out right now!). Different breathing techniques can be helpful in different ways; over the two hour workshop we will explore various traditional methods of breath to address the specific needs of a modern life.

Breath is a powerful tool available to anyone at any stage of life, fitness level, creed or background. Join me for a deep dive on understanding and mastering your own breath! Space is limited; sign up at

Breathing Through Oct 20 2019

A donation-based class at Small Mercies!

Join me for a gentle yoga class and guided meditation – then stay for the coffee and plants!

Enjoy an all-levels pop-up class in the cozy and beautiful Small Mercies shop space in Osborne Village on Saturday, Oct 19th (9-10 am).

This class is donation-based (suggested $15-20 cash, payable at event) with all proceeds going to Art City.

Secure your spot as space is limited! REGISTER HERE.

You will also have the chance to peruse my handmade, all-natural Ayurvedic skincare products, Saravat Rituals.

Remember to bring your own yoga mat and blanket. See you there!

Kirtan in the Little Hive

Join David Quiring and I for a kirtan, hosted by the wonderful Natasha Lenon in her beautiful new Little Hive Yoga Studio!

Kirtan is the yoga practice of call-and-response chanting, a method of concentrating the mind and cultivating compassion through the power of sound and resonance.

Space is limited; secure your spot by registering at Exact location will be given upon completion of payment. Rest assured that it is located close to the University of Manitoba, and is bus accessible. Some chairs and props will be available for seating, but if you have your own meditation cushion, please bring it!

Friday November 8th | 7-8:30 pm | $20
Kirtan in the Little Hive

Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat in Hecla, MB – Oct 25-27, 2019

UPDATE: Registration for this retreat is now closed. Thank you!

Join Natasha Lenon and I for our FIFTH annual Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat at Manitoba’s beautiful Hecla Island!  Enjoy a weekend of yoga, meditation, kirtan, nature walks, mineral pools, and self-care. 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.

We have been lucky enough to sell out this retreat for the past four years, so if you have been thinking of coming, sign up soon!

Hecla Island lakefront

About the retreat

Dates: October 25-27, 2019
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.

Google map WPG to Hecla

Double room: $525 / person
Single room: $625 / 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.

Questions?  Feel free to contact Natasha [njlenon(at)gmail(dot)com] or Adrienne!

Hecla Island walking path

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, 2019, you will receive a full refund less an $100 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.