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Yin Yoga and Sound Healing

Karen Smith

Mar 24      1:30 pm to 4 pm

Yin Yoga and Sound Healing

Join Karen for an afternoon of practices that will balance the mind, open the body and invite you into a state of expansive release. Karen will lead you through breath practices, postures to open your heart, meditation to stabilize the mind and end with a journey into a soundscape of deep healing using Crystal Singing bowls.

Give yourself a beautiful afternoon of self care and self acceptance.
Sat Nam.


Kirtan with Sadhu Prem and Friends

Sadhu Prem

Mar 24      7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Kirtan is a space where we gather to sing, chant mantras, prayers, medicine songs and sounds. Kirtan has the ability to quite the mind and sooth the soul when listened and/or sung too. The chants and prayers are often times sang in devotional languages like Sanskrit and Gurmuhki.

The performers and the audience create the sacred experience together. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra and the audience sings back. Each chant and mantra creates a potent energy that contains the power of the Naad.

The Naad is the essence of all sound, the vibration that is connected with the Great Spirit, the One Vibration. Music is a Universal language that surpasses all barriers and has the power to connect us to the love within the most sacred part of our hearts. This vibration has the ability heal, inspire, connect, elevate consciousness, ignite energy, balance chakras, remove obstacles and strengthen connection to the Divinity within. As you sit in these vibrations and flow with the melody and rhythm of the mantras, the music and the Naad does the work for you. While in this vibration you can become completely immersed in the sound with no words to distract the mind, all voices merge together and become “One Voice”. When the musics stops the mind is quiet and we sit in the stillness, observing, feeling, letting the energy flow like a river. All are welcome to Kirtan. It is the Universal language of the the Spirit, the song of the soul.

Sadhu Prem is a yogi musician who travels the world singing medicine mantras, prayers and kirtan.

Peace and love to all.


This event is offered on a Pay What You Will Basis

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Dawn Petrin

Apr 2      1 pm to 3 pm

Release deep-seated tension, clear the mind, and encourage the nervous system into balance with Restorative yoga.

Restorative yoga is a gentle practice comprised of long-held supported poses, calming and rejuvenating breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones aid in relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice.

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice, from mothers in need of quiet time to high-energy athletes. Restorative yoga leads to a much deeper state of relaxation than traditional sleep and will promote joyful awakenings.

$40/Person, $70/Two People

In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 12 participants. Register early to secure your space.

To receive the two person registration price, simply register the first person and a discount code will be sent to you via confirmation email for $10 off of your second registration!

All levels welcome.

Deepening our Mindful Posture Experience - Twists

Naresh King

Apr 3 - Apr 24      7 pm to 8:30 pm

Twisting: the beauty of internal spiralling

The nature of the twisting spine is that it can be open, alive, thirsty, warm, delicious.

Generally, twisting is considered to be calming for the nervous system.
Given that twisting can happen in any movement direction, the potential for heating, cooling, opening, strengthening are all possible.

We will explore all kinds of deeper twists, all done with awareness of what is safe for the spiraling spine.

Perhaps my favourite part of twisting is that letting go/surrender actually deepens the movement; the body's potential to hold comfortably is born in relaxation. Sweet!

Hope to have you join us.. we are a group of yogins going a little bit deeper into aliveness through breath and movement. Namaste.

$65(+ gst)

Bandhas - Harnessing Your Subtle Power - Weekend Instensive

Andrew Misle

Apr 6      4 pm to 6 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm
Apr 7 - Apr 8      9 am to 11 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Apr 8      9 am to 11 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

According to the yoga tradition, the bandhas are the next progression after asana. They are one of the most energetically profound practices of Hatha and Kriya Yoga, specially when combined with breath, postures and concentration techniques.
These energetic locks are practiced to help direct, collect and manage the energy flow in the body in order to untie major psychic knots that prevent individual from ‘soaring’ into the higher realms of the mind. They are considered the ultimate bridge between yoga's physical and spiritual practices.

In this series of workshops, we look at the three major bandhas, their effect and application to the practice. Learning to use bandhas effectively opens the doorway to taking your yoga practice to the next level.

Friday - Jalandhara bandha (net)
Saturday - Uddiyana bandha (fly up)
Sunday - Mula bandha (root)

SATTVA Sadhana

The SATTVA Yoga practice acts to open your body through a dynamic Yoga sequence, pranayama and guided meditation to strengthen the lungs and centre the mind. This will be an invigorating practice to flush, cleanse and heal the body and mind to leave you feeling blissful and grounded. We will look at the aplication of bandhas to the practice of postures, breathing and meditation.


$140/Full Weekend

$108/Early Bird, Full Weekend (before March 23rd)

*all prices plus tax


SATTVA 4-6pm

Bhanda Workshop: Jalandhara (Throat/Net) 7-9pm


SATTVA 9-11am

Bhanda Workshop: Uddiyana (Flying Up/Navel) 1:30-3:30pm


SATTVA 9-11am

Bhanda Workshop: Mula (Root - Pelvic Floor) 1:30-3:30pm


Yamuna Ball Rolling - Upper Body Focused Workshop

Eleanor Kotelmach

May 6      10:30 am to 12 pm

To register for this workshop, please call Eleanor at 250-317-1327.
As areas of the body break down due to wear and tear, injury and repetitive use, this workshop will assist in the creation of space and balance in the front, side and back of the upper body resulting in new healthy movement patterns.
$25 (plus tax)

It is required to call or email to secure your spot before prepaying. Workshops are non-refundable

To secure your spot please contact Eleanor at 250.317.1327 or email

To prepay please visit

Registration for this event is not through Tandava, but through Eleanor. Thank you.

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