Past Workshops + Retreats

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


Holding Lightly Day-Long Meditation Retreat


Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 9am–4pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join us for a day retreat!

We will use basic buddhist practices of mindfulness and insight to investigate the nature of our experience. Our day will include periods of silent seated and walking meditations, instructions for practice (dharma), Q&A and discussion. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

This workshop is designed as a ‘day-long intensive’ associated with the 8-week ‘The joy of inner stillness’ meditation series, but you do not have to have taken the 8-week series to attend the retreat.

Sessions will be lead by Jill Davey, who will be joining us from RiverSound Retreat in Fergus, Ontario, and Heather Fenton.

Registration fee: $35* (includes HST)
Lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by Oct 10th, so that we can plan appropriately.

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

* Your $35 registration fee covers lunch and the operating costs of the retreat. In the tradition of the Buddha, the teachers 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 teachers, in accordance with their means. This practice also allows us to offer the retreat at an accessible cost. If the registration fee is still beyond your means, please let us know and we will do our best to arrange a scholarship.


Raise Your Vibration Yoga Workshop

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 9:30am–12:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join Megan Bennett for this half-day workshop. We will use movement (hatha yoga) and sound (music + chanting) to unblock our energy and lift ourselves up!

A great way to start your Saturday. Please come ready to move and breathe.

Cost: $35 (includes HST)
Light lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by Sept 26th 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 Megan, call/text 905.802.8974


Insight Meditation Day Retreat
Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 9am–4pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port ColborneJoin us for a day retreat!We will consider the obstacles to our practice, and explore the seven factors of enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, relaxation, concentration and equanimity. Structured within basic buddhist practices of concentration and insight, our day will include seated and walking meditations, instructions for practice (dharma), Q&A and discussion.We will practice silence. Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.This workshop is designed as a follow-up to the 8-week ‘Moving toward insight’ meditation series, but you do not have to have taken the 8-week series to attend the retreat.Sessions will be lead by Heather Fenton.

Cost: $45 +HST

Lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by August 16th, so that we can plan appropriately.

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


Chakra Yoga Workshop II

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 9:30am–12:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join Megan Bennett for this half-day workshop. We will explore awakening our subtle body energy, through breath work, postures and meditation. The chakras can be thought of as an internal roadmap that guides us to becoming familiar with our vital life force and awakening us to our full potential.

Please come ready to move and breathe.

Cost: $35 +HST (or $30 for Stream Yoga series pass holders)

Light lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by July 26th, 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 Megan, call/text 905.802.8974


Cultivating Heart Day Retreat

Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 9am–4pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join us for a day retreat!

We will review the practice of the six perfections (paramitas): generosity, ethics, patience, effort, meditation, and wisdom. Structured within basic buddhist practices of concentration and insight, our day will include seated and walking meditations, instructions for practice (dharma), Q&A and discussion.
We will practice silence. Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

This workshop is designed as a follow-up to the 6-week ‘The Six Perfections’ meditation series, but you do not have to have taken the 6-week series to attend the retreat.

Sessions will be lead by Heather Fenton.

Cost: $45 +HST

Lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by July 4th, so that we can plan appropriately.

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


Chakra Yoga Workshop

Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 9:30am–12:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join Megan Bennett for this half-day workshop. We will explore awakening our subtle body energy, through breath work, postures and meditation. The chakras can be thought of as an internal roadmap that guides us to becoming familiar with our vital life force and awakening us to our full potential.

Please come ready to move and breathe.

Cost: $35 +HST (or $30 for Stream Yoga series pass holders)

Light lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by June 14th, 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 Megan, call/text 905.802.8974


Re-Awaken the Embodied Self Workshop

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 10am–2pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Return home, return to centre, release old patterns and attachments, re-awaken access to your core resources – joy, curiosity, vitality.

Join Katrina Bremner for Part I of the Authentic Reset Series.
In this half-day workshop, she will combine meditation with interactive group activities and body work (both intuitive energy and hands-on healing methods), to guide you to re-awaken your embodied self.
Cost: $110 +HST

Light lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by May 30th, 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 Katrina, call/text 905.991.1557


Lovingkindness Half Day Retreat

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 9am–1pm (NEW date!)
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join us for a mini-retreat!

During this 4-hour workshop, we will explore basic buddhist practices of concentration and insight, with a focus on cultivating lovingkindess (metta), an open loving heart.

This workshop is designed as a follow-up to the 6-week ‘Lovingkindness’ meditation series* and includes seated and walking meditations, a dharma talk (instructions for practice), Q&A and discussion. We will practice silence.

*You do not have to have taken the 6-week series to attend the retreat. Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

Sessions will be lead by Heather Fenton.

Cost: $25 +HST

Light lunch and refreshments included.
Please register by May 18th, so that we can plan appropriately.

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


Yoga FUNdamentals Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 10am–noon
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join us for some Saturday morning fun!

Are you new to yoga? Learn fundamental poses (asanas) of Hatha yoga, breath control (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana).

Are you experienced? Deepen your practice by slowing down and getting back to basics.
Please come prepared to move, breathe and enjoy!
Cost: $25 +HST
Please register early to avoid disappointment as space is limited.

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


Radical Acceptance Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9am–1pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join us for a a mini-retreat!

During this 4-hour workshop, we will explore befriending ourselves with patience and tenderness, using basic buddhist practices of concentration and insight.

This workshop is designed as a follow-up to the 6-week ‘Radical Acceptance’ meditation series and includes seated and walking meditations, a dharma talk (instructions for practice), Q&A and discussion. We will practice silence.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

Cost: $25 +HST

Light lunch and refreshments included.
Please register early to avoid disappointment as space is limited.

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