Stream Yoga + Meditation

Workshops + Retreats

Workshops and retreats provide an opportunity for you to delve deeper into your yoga and meditation practice.

Gentle Somatic Yoga Specialty Class

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10–11:30am
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Enjoy a special 90-min class with visiting instructor Sandi Beaupre.

A style that blends together Somatic Education (in the tradition of Thomas Hanna), yoga and meditation. The practice fosters deep awareness of bodily sensations, co-ordination and proprioception from the inside out. Somatic Education is like giving your brain a software update. It teaches you how to free yourself from habitual stress responses and unhealthy holding patterns that inhibit your potential for free and easy movement.  It helps reverse chronic muscular pain by going to the root and affecting change at the central nervous system. The slow, mindful movement patterns will challenge your habits, and increase your awareness of self. Other benefits include improved posture, mobility, co-ordination, balance and stress resilience.

Cost: $25 (includes HST)
Please register by Oct 24th so that we can plan appropriately.

Pre-register by email hello@gentlydownthestream.org or call/text Heather at 519.400.7862

For more information about the workshop or to connect directly with Sandi, call/text 519.760.1372

Rest + Restore Yoga Workshop

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 9:30am–12:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join Megan Bennett for a restorative half-day workshop.

Shorter days and longer nights are upon us. And as the busy-ness of the holiday season begins we may find ourselves straying from our routine — becoming overly busy, and then fatigued and depleted. Our yoga practice can be a source of stability, strength, balance and ease to carry us through.

In this workshop, we will explore combining playfulness and simple joy with the deep relaxation of restorative yoga. We’ll slow down together and connect with the natural, restful rhythm of the coming winter. After we rest, we’ll enjoy a light lunch and refreshments in the company of new and old friends.

Cost: $35 (includes HST)
Vegetarian lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by November 14th so that we can plan appropriately.

Pre-register by email hello@gentlydownthestream.org or call 905.401.YOGA (9642) or text Heather at 519.400.7862

For more information about the workshop or to connect directly with Megan, call/text 905.802.8974

Resonant Joy Half-Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 9:30am–12:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

During this half-day retreat we will explore basic buddhist practices of mindfulness and insight, with a focus on cultivating ‘resonant’ joy (mudita). Sometimes referred to as ‘sympathetic’ joy or ‘vicarious’ joy, mudita is the clear, peaceful, happy state of mind that arises when we rejoice in the happiness of others.

This half-day is designed to complement our regular Wednesday meditation series, and will include guided and silent meditations, a dharma talk (instructions for practice), Q&A and discussion. Please note, you do not have to have attended Wednesday evening sessions to attend the retreat.

Suitable for for all levels. Beginners are very welcome.

Sessions will be lead by Heather Fenton.

Registration fee: $20* (includes HST)
Vegetarian lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by Dec 5th, so that we can plan appropriately.

For more information or to pre-register: Email hello@gentlydownthestream.org or call 905.401.YOGA (9642) or text Heather at 519.400.7862

* Your $20 registration fee covers lunch and the operating costs of the retreat. In the 2,500-year-long tradition of the Buddha, the teacher will offer instruction (dharma) freely and will be accepting donations. The practice of giving (dana) in this way happens on the side of the teacher when they share the teachings and their experience, and happens on the side of the student when they support the teacher, in accordance with their means. This practice also allows us to offer the retreat at an accessible cost.

Residential Retreat

Thursday, January 17 – Sunday, January 20, 2019
Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Rd, Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V4

Save the Date!

Our first Stream Yoga + Meditation residential retreat will be held at Jericho House, here in Port Colborne, starting on the evening of Thursday, January 17 and ending after lunch on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Structured within basic buddhist practices of mindfulness and insight, the retreat will include periods of seated and walking meditations, instructions for practice (dharma), Q&A and discussion. We will practice silence.

The retreat will be lead by Jill Davey and Heather Fenton.

Please check back soon for more details.

If you’re curious, you can browse here through previous workshops and retreats we’ve offered.
“Ideally the ultimate retreat is to retreat from the past and the future, to always remain in the present.”

Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpoche

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/text us at 519.400.7862.