905.401.YOGA (9642) hello@gentlydownthestream.org

Full Moon Flow

Immerse yourself in the magic of the moon! Enjoy an evening of yoga and ritual as we gather together for the full moon.

Beads of Intention

Explore the therapeutic energy of making your own personal mala.

A mala is a set of 108 beads traditionally used in meditation to count mantras or affirmations. It can also be a beautiful piece of jewelry, serving as a reminder of our intentions and practice of mindfulness.

stream yoga + meditation

Welcome Home

Due to the Ontario Government announcement made on January 3, 2022, our in person classes are once again suspended.

Please join us for online classes, live through zoom. Although online attendance has dropped considerably, as people are understandably "zoomed out," we feel it is important to continue offering live sessions for the physical and mental health of our community. If you need to exchange in person passes for online passes, let us know.

All purchased passes, memberships and course/event registrations will be honoured and expiry dates extended on request as needed (we don't have a simple way to automate extensions). Please reach out anytime if you have questions or concerns.

Weekly 'drop-in' Classes

Our weekly classes provide the flexibility to practice on the days and at the times that suit you. Classes are offered in person or live online.

Pre-registered Courses

Courses are a series of classes that provide the opportunity to practice consistently with a group of peers, while deepening your knowledge.

Special Events, Workshops + Retreats

Special events, workshops and retreats provide an opportunity for you to delve deeper into your yoga and meditation practice.

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.

Take a break and enjoy a 10-min guided meditation with Heather Fenton. Includes settling into the breath and body, and lovingkindness (metta) towards ourselves. Prioritize your well-being, happiness and health. Find more yoga + meditation videos on our Library page.

We are required to follow the Ontario government mandate, which calls for proof of COVID-19 vaccination in select settings beginning September 22. You can email us at hello@gentlydownthestream.org and attach a copy of your proof of vaccination or you can show a digital or paper copy when you come to class. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate.

Masks must be worn as you enter, leave or move around the studio space. They can be removed while on your mat for practice.

As with previous phases of the pandemic, the majority of our classes and special events are also available live online through zoom. So if you are unable to attend in person, please join us online. Please let us know if you need to switch your passes to attend online, or to extend expiry dates on your class passes or to suspend your monthly membership.

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!