905.401.YOGA (9642) hello@gentlydownthestream.org
 
 

Come home to your heart

 

Yoga + Meditation Classes, Workshops and Retreats

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO

March 15, 2020 - Our classes are now being offered online due to the call for 'social distancing' of the COVID 19 outbreak.

For details about our weekly schedule, please visit our Online page.

stream yoga + meditation

Welcome Home

Stream Yoga + Meditation is 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

The Shape of Contentment

MEDITATION CLASSES
Mar-Apr 2020
Wednesday Evenings
7-8:30pm

New series starts Mar 4, 2020! Commit to the 8-week series, or drop-in when you can.

Learn to live more fully + freely. Join us for these weekly meditation sessions, designed to help you start and/or support a regular at-home meditation practice.

Yoga Nidra

Monday, April 6, 2020
7-8:30pm
with Julie Boyse
ONLINE CLASS
By Donation

Yoga nidra is a guided practice of deep relaxation into the liminal space between waking and sleeping. Yoga nidra is practiced as a powerful method for releasing ourselves from our conditioned mental and emotional patterns (samskaras) — the psychological imprints or impressions that give rise to our repetitive thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Introduction to Ayurveda: a Healthy Routine for Spring

Monday, April 20, 2020*
6-9pm
with Julie (Jaya) Boyse

In this workshop, Jaya, who will just be returning home from her annual Ayurveda Retreat in India, will be sharing her knowledge and experience with Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, and how to set a routine to keep us healthy and balanced through Spring by using lifestyle practices, nutrition, yoga, gem stones, essential oils and colour to heal imbalances that may be causing discomfort, pain, illness and dis-ease in your mind and body.

*This event was rescheduled from Mar 23, due to the COVID 19 outbreak

Mindful Creative Writing

Saturday, April 25, 2020
1-4pm
with Meaghan Mazurek

Join us to explore the interplay between creativity and stillness.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll combine short meditations with longer writing exercises. We’ll discuss how quiet moments help focus our creative energy and how our writing can be fuelled by mindfulness.

Living in the Moment Day Retreat

A DAY-LONG MEDITATION RETREAT
Saturday, May 23, 2020
9am-4pm
with Heather Fenton + Jacqueline Gilbey

A day retreat is a special opportunity to delve a little deeper into meditation. Join us for a day of quiet contemplation, alternating periods of seated and walking meditation, instructions for practice and supportive silence in community.

Weekly Classes

Hatha Yoga

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

Hatha Flow

Get your body moving and breathing in these 60-min flow classes, combining postures (asanas) with breath work (pranayama) to help you reduce stress, and increase strength, focus and flexibility.

Gentle Yoga

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

Prenatal Yoga

Spend time in the supportive company of other expectant moms, enjoying a 60-min modified Hatha Yoga class, designed to bring mental and physical peace as you prepare for childbirth.

The practice of prenatal yoga can:

  • improve sleep
  • reduce stress + anxiety
  • increase strength, flexibility + endurance
  • decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches + shortness of breath

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.

Mom + Baby Yoga

Bring your new bundle of joy and Join us for a 60-min modified Hatha Yoga class, designed to accommodate the effects of your recent pregnancy, and get you mindfully moving and breathing while regaining strength and mobility. Option to linger after class to socialize with other new moms and their babes.

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.

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