Yoga

CLASSES   July 1 – August 26, 2018   Week at a glance:

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Morning Hatha  Start your day with an energizing 75 mins hatha, combining postures (asanas) with breath (pranayama) to help you reduce stress, and increase strength and flexibility.

Evening Hatha  Wind down your day with a calm 75 mins hatha, combining postures (asanas) with breath (pranayama) to help you reduce stress, and increase strength and flexibility.

Gentle Hatha  Enjoy a gentler 60 mins hatha, with a series of modified postures (asanas), to suit any ability, and with breath (pranayama) to help you reduce stress, increase strength and flexibility.

Meditation  Gather your mind for a relaxing 90 mins meditation, with guided meditations, instructions for practice (dharma) and time for discussion and Q&A. In the July-August series we will emphasize cultivating a daily practice of relaxation, inner stillness and insight. We will consider the obstacles to our practice, and begin an exploration of the seven factors of enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, relaxation, concentration and equanimity.


WORKSHOPS + RETREATS

Cultivating Heart Meditation Retreat
Saturday, July 7 | 9am–4pm  Day retreat! We will review the practice of the six perfections (paramitas), studied during the preceeding weekly meditation series. Our day will incorporate traditional buddhist concentration and insight practices, including periods of seated and walking meditation, instructions for practice (dharma) and discussion. We will practice silence. All levels. Sessions will be lead by Heather Fenton. Lunch and refreshments included. $45/person +HST

Chakra Yoga II Workshop
Saturday, July 28 | 9:30am–12:30pm  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. Light lunch and refreshments included. $35/person +HST

Full-Day Meditation Retreat
Saturday, August 18 | 9am–4pm  Join us for a day retreat! Give yourself the opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. We will explore the three marks of existence: impermanance (anicca), imperfection (dukkha) and the impersonal nature of phenomena (anatta). 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. All levels. Sessions will be lead by Heather Fenton. Lunch and refreshments included. $45/person +HST


CLASS PASSES

These classes passes are valid for the 8-week period from July 1 through August 26, 2018. The studio will take a week-long break at the end of August and will launch our Autumn schedule September 4th!

* If you wish to combine yoga and meditation classes, any of the yoga class passes can be used for the Wedensday evening meditation classes. For example, if you want to come to yoga once a week and meditation once a week, a 16-class pass is perfect.
** Based on attending three classes a week for the 8 weeks.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Simply call/text Heather at 519-400-7862 or email us at hello@gentlydownthestream.org.