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Recent Member Events
- 30 hr Prenatal Yoga Intensive
- Shanti Vision 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
- Level I Reiki Certification and attunement
- Rest and Reconnect: Weekend Retreat - Wolfe Island
- SAVOUR THE END OF SUMMER: Yoga and Writing Retreat
- Time to Awaken: An Urban Yoga and Writing Retreat
- Yoga Teacher Training
- Chakra Balancing
- Hot Stone Restorative with Aromatherapy!
- Winter Workshops in Nova Scotia
30 hr Prenatal Yoga Intensive
The Journey of the Soul
June 1-3 2018
Shanti Vision 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
September, 2018 - June, 2019
All details here:
Level I Reiki Certification and attunement
Take your teaching and practice to the next level! Become certified in Level I Reiki, in the Traditional Usui Reiki Shihi Ryoho Method.
Level I is like an on-off switch for this Japanese modality that uses life-force energy (Rei-Ki) to help promote relaxation, healing, and the removal of energy blockages and karma which no longer serves us.
In this course, you will learn about Reiki, and become attuned to the first symbol- the Choku Rei. Includes official Certificate. Taught by Reiki Master Teacher Michelle Righetti, CYA-RYT200, International Reiki Association member and founder of Clairvida.
Tuition $150. Course is approximately 8 hours. (1 day). Next course isheld at Orrett Music Academy, Saturday, April 7 at 3107 Bloor St W, Suite 201, Toronto, ON. register here! https://www.clairvida.com/reikicert
Rest and Reconnect: Weekend Retreat - Wolfe Island
Nov 9-11, 2018, Shanti Retreat Centre – Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada
(PSST: Book early! This one usually sells out by early Spring)
This fall retreat is the ideal antidote for the busy and often stressful lives we lead. The greatest gift you can give yourself is the opportunity to switch from a state of ‘doing’ to a state of simply “being”. The intention of the therapeutic and restorative yoga classes offered this weekend is to support the entire organism through rest. We will yield the body with the assistance of multiple props and the luxury of time. This practice of global release is passive and nourishing, calming the nervous system and promoting deep healing. This retreat is suitable for all levels and includes four restorative yoga classes, evening gathering, five wholesome and delicious meals, accommodation, time to reflect, connect and enjoy Shanti’s amenities. Lovingly come back to yourself through a process of replenishment and rejuvenation.
SAVOUR THE END OF SUMMER: Yoga and Writing Retreat
Looking for a sweet combination of relaxation and grounding as summer winds down?
Unwind into the final days of August with vigour and play—while heeding the call to anchor in and cultivate reflective practices to support you as the seasons shift and the autumn ‘new year’ arrives.
Join yoga teacher Joshua Lewis and author Trevor Corkum for a sumptuous four-day mid-week retreat. Together, we’ll engage in nourishing yoga practice, outdoor meditation and mindfulness activities, and structured writing time to help you tap into your innate creative spirit.
Daily meditation and yoga will be led by Joshua Lewis in his signature all-levels accessible and inclusive style. Long-time practitioners, as well as those with little or no experience, will find Joshua’s embodied and inspired teaching methodology to be approachable and profoundly impactful – calming and soothing for the body, mind and the heart. Classes will be offered in the Hatha tradition weaving a creative mixture of dynamic slow flow sequences with therapeutic modalities such as yin, self-massage ball rolling and guided meditation and visualization (yoga nidra).
Writing practice will be guided by Trevor Corkum, a widely published and awarded author whose specialized offerings focus on life writing and storytelling. Whether you are curious about writing, love to journal, have been working on a secret memoir, or have a specific fiction, poetry, or other projects in mind, this retreat will give you ample space to commit time, energy and focus to your writing practice. Guided activities will include responding to writing prompts, interactive storytelling activities, and the opportunity to complete a short piece through the week. No prior writing experience is necessary, and there will be no expectation that you share your work if you prefer to simply indulge in some quiet writing time. All writing activities are optional.
An essential element supporting these personal adventures is the shared experience of connecting with your deepest self while in the community of others doing the same. Everything about the Shanti experience is intentionally designed to drop you in to the sweetest and most sublime state—from the idyllic lakeside locale and private seclusion of Wolfe Island to the vibrantly fresh and flavourful meals, not to mention the various waterfront activities at your disposal (swim, sunbathe, canoe and kayak to your heart’s content!)—this retreat promises to be a time for self-care, renewal and enlivenment.
This is a time for YOU. A time to call in what you most need.
We promise you will be well taken care of and supported along the way.
So before the busyness of fall arrives, step outside of your every day and take advantage of the summer cottage experience that you have been longing for. We can’t wait to share it with you.
Time to Awaken: An Urban Yoga and Writing Retreat
As we tiptoe into the first days of spring, do you find yourself longing to feel alive? Are your body, mind, and creative spirit yearning to shake off the cobwebs of winter?
Join yoga instructor Joshua Lewis and author Trevor Corkum for Time to Awaken, an intimate two-day urban retreat in east end Toronto. In a quiet, light-filled studio bordering onto a protected ravine, we’ll engage in revitalizing yoga, deep meditative practice, and a range of reflective writing practices designed to nourish your body and sharpen your sensory awareness. While honouring the quiet rhythms of late winter, we’ll embrace the energetic calling of spring, leaving you anchored in body and mind. With special musical guest, Lana Sugarman.
No prior yoga or writing experience necessary. All yoga mats and props will be provided. Workshop location is TTC accessible—just a short walk south from Coxwell or Woodbine stations.
Yoga Teacher Training
Please visit our website for details of the Teacher Training Program
or give us a call!!
This will be a 7 Module program, we will meet the last Monday of the month from 5:30-7 pm starting in March thru September 2018
Hot Stone Restorative with Aromatherapy!
Tuesday March 6, 2018 - Sold out!
Winter Workshops in Nova Scotia
We are offering 4 workshops Saturdays from 1:30 to 4:00.in Blockhouse, Nova Scotia
Pranayama with David Thomas
Body Awareness and Mobility with Carol-Joy Kaill
Middle Eastern Dance with Colleen Hagen
Introduction to Yin Yoga with Tamara McIntyre
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