All classes continue to take place over Zoom, until further notice. I am grateful to be able to practise together with you in the comfort of our own homes during these “interesting” times.
Please contact me by email and let me know which classes you would like to attend. I will follow up with your Zoom link for the class you have chosen.
For Yoga classes, please have a yoga mat or towel available, and a pillow or yoga block (a book will do, too). For QiGong classes, please have a chair available for seated work, or as an alternative to standing. For Yoga Nidra and Living Somatics lessons, have a few small pillows and/or folded blankets available for added comfort. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you freedom of movement. For Yoga, bare feet are preferred; for Somatics, bare feet or socks work equally well; for QiGong, you can wear socks, slippers or soft indoor shoes. If in doubt, go for personal comfort.
Suggested donation per group QiGong/Yoga/Nidra/Somatics class: $10-$15-$20, as you are able. Tarot Salons are $15-$20-$25. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please email me for further info.
Schedule for September 2022.
Radiant Lotus Women’s QiGong, 10-11am.
Tapping, cupping, sounding, and movement flows to nourish and rejuvenate women’s bodies, minds and spirits. For all ages and abilities, following Daisy Lee’s Radiant Lotus form. Release tensions, and cultivate balance. Cultivate loving kindness to self first, and then share to others. Remember your true nature, and your wealth of inner resources: this is especially important during these challenging times!
Healing QiGong, 10-11am.
Tapping, cupping, sounding, and movement flows to boost circulation, immune function, and well-being. Focus is on optimal breathing, joint mobilization, healthy expression of emotions, and clearing the energy of our organs. Focussing on students’ requests, e.g. hips, arthritis, migraine, etc.
Hatha Yoga, 5:30-6:45pm
Focus on enhanced breath, effortless ease, and therapeutic movements that are based on classical eight-limbed yoga. “Meditation in motion”. Somatic awareness is highlighted; namely, how to move mindfully in order to release old habits that do not serve health, to re-educate the neuromuscular system and to invite health all ages and stages of life. The long term goal is to age well with a supple body and mind.
Yoga Nidra, 7:15-8:15pm. Sept. 22
Light movement to free the body, followed by a guided visualization to bring deep and transformative relaxation to mind, body and spirit. Yoga Nidra, or Divine Sleep, offers us an invaluable oasis of rest in a world that is rushing around us. We emerge refreshed and rejuvenated, with the capacity to carry this composure forward into our lives.
Living Somatics, 7:15-8:15pm. Sept. 15 and 29
Following the principles of moving slowly and with awareness, and within a comfortable range of motion that brings pleasure, fluidity and ease. The lessons take place primarily while lying on the floor, and are themed around natural and healthy movement patterns of the body. One enters a deep state of relaxation and connection with oneself, while releasing pain and chronic patterns of tension in body and mind. Deeply therapeutic and transformative!
Tarot Salon, 2:30-4pm Sunday Sept. 25; “Meet the Minors”
Bring your favourite Tarot deck and a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm, no experience necessary. We begin with a brief centering exercise to quiet our busy minds and open our intuition, and receive a brief Tarot teaching. This month we look at the cards of the Minor Arcana. Next, we practise the discovery of our own thoughtful responses to cards drawn in mini-readings. Expect to learn about the meanings of Tarot cards, and more importantly- how to feel confident in your own interpretations. These salons are interactive, and include lively discussions as well as a chance to experience the artwork of many different decks!