905.401.YOGA (9642) hello@gentlydownthestream.org
 
 

Come home to your heart

 

Yoga + Meditation Classes, Workshops and Retreats

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO

stream yoga + meditation

Welcome Home

Stream Yoga + Meditation is a home-based studio located on a quiet 10-acres on the east side of Port Colborne, Ontario.

We teach yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices, suitable for anyone, regardless of background or beliefs.

We offer a safe and supportive environment in which students are free to explore the reality of their physical, mental and emotional experiences through movement and stillness.

We value building and sustaining a community of practitioners (sangha) – friends who support and encourage each other as we all walk the path home to our hearts.

Upcoming Events

Open Heart, Open Mind

MEDITATION CLASSES
Nov-Dec 2019
Wednesday Evenings
7-8:30pm
with Heather Fenton

In this winter series leading up to the holidays, we will explore practices that open the heart and mind: generosity, forgiveness, love, compassion, joy and equanimity.

Come to the whole 6-week series, or drop-in when you can.

Prenatal Yoga

A SIX-WEEK SERIES
Tuesday Evenings
5:30-6:30pm (new dates added!)
with Megan Bennett

Join us for an easeful six weeks of prenatal yoga. We’ll explore hatha yoga modified to suit your body as you grow through pregnancy.

***The series is in session. If you’d still like to join or are able to drop-in for a few of the dates, please get in touch. We’d love to include you.***

Re-joy-sing!

Friday, November 22, 2019
7-9pm
with Julie Boyse and Heather Fenton

Join us for an evening of mantra, meditation and song. We’ll explore both Vedic and Buddhist mantras, followed by guided meditation, and, finally, we’ll wrap up the evening with some call and response singing!

An opportunity to calm the body and lift the heart, in the company of old and new friends!

Learning to Let Go

DAY-LONG MEDITATION RETREAT
Saturday, November 30, 2019
9am-4pm
with Heather Fenton

Spend the day with us in quiet contemplation. A day-long retreat can be surprisingly refreshing and insightful!

“Learning to Let Go” will be an exploration of the connection between the feeling tone (vedana) of our experience and the development of craving and clinging. When pleasant feelings arise, we crave ‘more,’ when unpleasant feelings arise, we react with resistance, ‘craving/clinging’ to being rid of them as soon as possible, and when neutral feelings arise, we tend to ignore our experience, missing the opportunity to be fully awake and aware.

Yoga Nidra

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7-8:30pm
with Julie Boyse

Yoga nidra is a guided practice of deep relaxation into the liminal space between waking and sleeping. In this case, we will explore it’s meditative component as a part of our Open Heart, Open Mind meditation series.

A Joyous Celebration of Breath

A HALF-DAY YOGA RETREAT
Saturday, December 14, 2019
11am-4pm
with Oda Lindner and Cheryl Gordon

Enjoy a holiday gift for yourself!

Utilizing movement, sound and relaxation, we’ll find a more complete dance with life. Liberate your breath and discover tools that you can use throughout the holiday season to find equanimity, peace and joy.

Weekly Classes

Hatha Yoga

Join us for a 75-min traditional Hatha Yoga class, combining postures (asanas) with breath (pranayama) to help you reduce stress, and increase strength, focus and flexibility.

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy our 60-min modified Hatha Chair Yoga class, with a series of postures (asanas) refined to suit any ability, and with breath (pranayama) to help you reduce stress, increase strength, focus and flexibility.

Meditation

Gather your mind for a relaxing 90-mins meditation class, with guided meditations, instructions for practice (dharma) and time for discussion and Q&A. Suitable for new or experienced meditators.

Testimonials

What Our Students Say

“I have cervical (neck) spine degeneration and osteoarthritis throughout my body. Stream is yoga with a purpose — YOU! My body has responded so positively to the professional instructions by Heather and Megan, I am now able to move with much more ease. Plus, it’s a fun place to go, the setting is ethereal and the positive vibes have a healing effect. I never miss a class there!” Grace

“Meditating with a group is really wonderful for quieting the mind and finding balance. Heather very gently shares her insight and knowledge.” Loraine

“I LOVE the gentle yoga classes! It’s like getting a massage.” Paula

“I have to admit I was skeptical about yoga. Before we tried it, I said to my wife, ‘This woo woo hippie stuff ain’t for me.’ But now, it’s our Tuesday thing! After the first 15 weeks I can honestly say I feel better. My flexibility has improved, my all-around mood has changed. I don’t sweat the small stuff as much as I used to. And, no matter how I arrive at class, I always feel better when I leave. Megan and Heather make me feel like one of the group.” Dan

“There is ‘yoga’ but THIS is so much more. You don’t walk in feeling intimidated or feeling you should hide at the back…it’s a supportive group where we share and learn how to shine our light. Heather and Meg are wonderful teachers.” Rebecca

“I have been practicing yoga with Megan and Heather for over two years now. It is the one activity, quite frankly, that keeps me from having chronic back pain. The instructors are fabulous and it truly doesn’t matter how good you are. Just show up and do what you can! The atmosphere is very non-judgmental and people of all levels and abilities attend the classes. There is a very welcoming “come on in and try it out and see how you like it” mentality.

I have also had an interest in meditation for many years, and have I been practicing weekly at the Wednesday evening sessions for some time now. The meditation teacher, Heather, is a warm, authentic and caring individual who is interested in the healing of others and the world. She creates a sacred space that is safe and nurturing for you to explore meditation, and provides instructions for mindfulness practices that can be done both on and off the cushion.

I am incredibly grateful that this wonderful experience is available right here in Port Colborne.”

Tracy

every moment a new beginning

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.

The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.

Its never too late to take a moment to look.”

Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

Ready to Make a Change?

We'd love to see you take the next step to better physical, mental and emotional health. Get in touch with us today. Your first class is free!

Email us at hello@gentlydownthestream.org or call us at 905.401.YOGA (9642) or call/text Heather at 519.400.7862!