In this six week series, we will use the tools of Kundalini Yoga to connect and reconnect as women with our intuition, radiance, each other and our Sat Nam (True) selves.
Through this union of body, breath, mind, spirit and awareness, you will be invited to let go of the fear that is holding you back from living a life of purpose on your dharmic path to move gracefully (whatever that looks like for you!) into the radiance of a passion driven lifetime.
Together, we will learn to feel the movement of energy in our bod(ies) in order to strengthen our connectivity to intuition, passion, purpose, dharma and Self.
This class is open and accessible to all levels of practitioners. Please expect breathwork, mantra, movement, meditation and friendship.
Saturdays, February 24th-March 31st. 5:15-7:00pm
Meditation & Yoga Series - Gentle Zen Form
Melissa Berry Appleton
Mar 1 - Apr 12 7 pm to 9 pm Apr 19 - May 17 7 pm to 9 pm May 24 - Jun 21 7 pm to 9 pm
Thursdays 7-9 p.m. Yoga & Meditation Continuous Series Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Sitting in Silence Meditation Practice
We have grown! and are now able to include a Tuesday morning optional Sitting in Silence Practice to support those who miss a Thursday evening within a series or to add an optional additional sitting practice to your schedule.
Tuesday Practice Form
Please arrive early to settle and begin on time. The practice room is a silent room. At 6:30 a.m. the doors to the practice room will close and bells will ring to enter silence (please do not enter the room if the door has closed). Choose a cushion when you enter the room, extend a simple bow to the cushion that will hold you, then turn to bow to the community that supports practice together.
This series will welcome new and returning participants; building the foundation of practice, expanding knowledge and experience with beginner's mind, and supporting community practice together.
What is Zen?
Zen is the practice of coming back to the actual right-now-in-this-moment self, coming back to the naturalness, the intimacy and simplicity of our true nature. Zen practice is not about getting away from our life as it is; it is about getting into our life as it is, with all of its vividness, beauty, hardship, joy and sorrow. Zen is a path of awakening: awakening to who we really are, and awakening the aspiration to connect and serve others and take responsibility for all of life.
This program is for people who are: o Ready to commit to a daily meditation practice. o Who have some experience but need support to sit on their cushion each day. o Preparing to explore silent retreat in the future. o Who wish to practice in the company of others. o Who have never tried to meditate at all and are seriously curious.
These sessions will explore:
Yoga/Movement • Posture, • The Breath, • Original Self, • Daily Practice, • Overview of guiding ethics, • Sitting With Others, • Integrating Meditation into everyday life regardless of personal faith. • Includes supporting practice resource guide and weekly reading.
Melissa Berry Appleton has been a student of yoga for 18 years. She received yoga teacher training from senior Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Restorative and Trauma-Informed Yoga Teachers. She received Meditation Teacher Training and Certification from Michael Stone with whom she studied for 14 years and built programs with for five years. She currently practices with Michael Stone in heart, Norman Fischer (Everyday Zen), and is a part of the Upaya Zen Centre Buddhist Chaplaincy Training under Roshi Joan Halifax. Melissa has solid silent retreat experience, is a student of Zen and the Executive Director of ENSO Society for Contemplative Engagement. www.ensosociety.com www.melissaberryappleton.com
4 Week Beginner Yoga Series
Mar 14 - Apr 4 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Apr 8 - Apr 29 11:45 am to 1 pm
This series is both for people who have never tried yoga and those that have tried it out and felt lost in regular classes.
We will explore the basics of hatha yoga, including, but not limited to breath work, physical postures and simple meditation. The development of proper and safe alignment, a felt experience of the full breath and self-observation without judgement will be emphasized. We will also explore modifications and variations on yoga poses that are regularly practiced in studio classes how to safely perform a Sun Salute!
Through this series you will gain or strengthen your mind-body connection and learn valuable tools for reducing stress and building strength and flexibility.
The intention for this series is for you to be able to attend regularly scheduled classes with confidence, so please come equipped with all of the questions that you may have!
Investment: $60 (plus gst); Limited to 12 people
4 Week Beginner Kundalini Series
Mar 20 - Apr 10 5:15 pm to 6:35 pm
$60 (plus gst)
Looking to create lasting change? Come try a different style of Yoga. Join us on a beginner's journey of Kundalini yoga using the technologies of pranayama(breathwork), kriya(physical postures), chanting(Naad ) and meditation. This practice will begin to bring balance to your body, mind and spirit. The 4 week beginner's series will take you step by step through this unique practice and give you a better understanding of the practice itself as well as a deeper connection to who you are and how you live your life.
12 Spots Available, Register Now to Reserve Your Space
Fun Yoga for 8-12 Year Olds
Apr 10 - Jun 26 4 pm to 5 pm
Join us for a fun hour of flowing yoga movements, upbeat music, mindful breathing, friendship, focus relaxation and maybe even a bit of meditation ;)
This class runs Tuesdays, from 4-5pm, April 10th-June 26th. $15 drop in, Four class punch passes for $44 (plus tax).
We are happy to create more accessibility for all kids to play yoga games, so, please email email@example.com if you'd like your child to attend but do not have the financial means. Namaste.