DHARMA TALKS & MEDITATION
with Tony Tavares
Saturdays | April 8th & May 13th | 10:15 am - 12:00 pm |
Join Tony for a Dharma & Meditation series offered one Saturday per month.
Registration is requested although the cost of the dharma talk will be by donation.
Tony Tavares is a registered yoga teacher, registered acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, acupuncture and meditation teacher and mindfulness counsellor. He is the founder and director of Norwood Holistic Health Centre. Tony is on the faculty of Soghrati Yin Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats within Ontario.
THE BUTEYKO METHOD OF BREATHING An Information Talk
with Steve Donald, Buteyko Toronto Practitioner
Tuesday | May 16th | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Registration is Required as Space is Limited. There is no fee for this information session. Please note: You will not be learning techniques at this talk.
What is Buteyko Breathing Technique?
BBT is known as an asthma, sleep apnea and anxiety treatment; however, it is effective in treating a wide range of chronic health issues, as well as being good for general health and wellbeing.
It is breathing re-education aiming to reduce disordered breathing so that the breathing pattern becomes more efficient. This healing modality was developed by physician Dr. Konstantin Buteyko and uses gentle breathing exercises to restore optimal breathing efficiency and oxygen delivery. Dr. Buteyko believed as much as 80% of the general population in western countries breathes excessively.
"Clinical trails of the Buteyko method for asthma have shown remarkable results. The method is also widely used for snoring, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, allergies, anxiety and many other chronic health conditions. More recently the Buteyko method has been adopted as a breathing practice in movement and athletic pursuits."
*If there is enough interest, Steve will come to Lindsay to offer his Buteyko Breathing course in a small group session for learning this method. Information and pricing will be available that evening. Buteyko is most often taught in 5 classes. It's best if the first 3 classes fall on three consecutive days, with classes 4 and 5 following soon after. Classes may run from 1-2 hours in length.
IMPROVE YOUR SWING (HANNA SOMATICS)
Mondays | June 5th - 26th | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
After a long winter, it's time to get out on the golf course, tennis court or ball diamond. For players looking to improve their swing learn somatic exercises to free the body so that your swing is effortless and improved.
HONOURING HABITUAL PATTERNS Buddhist Practices for Restoring Self-Compassion
with Julie Marquis
Wednesday | June 7th 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday | June 9th 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Habitual patterns are part of human conditioning and no one escapes them: anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, eating, avoidance, exercise, addictions and emotional states of fear, anger & sadness.....
We begin by honouring the place our behaviours have taken in our lives and then open to investigate the subconcious fuelling of these patterns.
Julie will share her experience with Buddhist philosophy and practices
as tools for recovery and healing; and how self-compassion is a vehicle
for embracing change and building a relationship with yourself.
Open awareness to the mental, emotional and physical conditioning
that negates optimal health through a dharma talk & meditation.
All Welcome. Chairs are available if needed.
*This is not a therapy group. It is "sangha" for exploring Buddhist teachings and mindfulness as a tool for healing.
FUNDAMENTALS IMMERSION: HANNA SOMATICS
with Theresa Evans CCSE,ERYT
Saturday & Sunday | June 17th & 18th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm *4 Spaces Available
$425 USD After April 27th
*Workshop will be held at an "off-site" location.
This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. Come and learn:
- How Sensory Motor Amnesia causes most chronic muscle pain
- How three universal stress reflexes affect our daily lives
- The benefits of pandiculation vs. stretching
- How to apply the movements, principles, and concepts of Hanna Somatics to your life
- A basic routine of Somatic Exercises that will result in renewed muscle control and freedom of movement
- And more…
If you are seeking a long-term solution to pain relief, want to regain your freedom of movement, or are simply looking for answers, then this course is for you. It's never too late to learn to live your life pain-free!
All Registration is done through Essential Somatics website.
Somatics Summer Series
with Sharon Smith-Carter, Somatic Exercise Coach 1 & 2
Tuesdays | 6:15 - 8:15 pm | $35.00
JULY | TBA | Neck, Jaw & Skull AUGUST | TBA | Rounded Shoulders & Depressed Chests
Slow down and explore a specific focus area in special summer offering. These workshops are open to those who have previously attended the Cat Stretch Series, Move with Ease classes or the Fundamentals Immersion and are familiar with the basics of Hanna Somatics.
BREATH AND BODY PRACTICES FOR ANXIETY
with Sharon Smith-Carter, ERYT500
Everyone suffers from mild anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety not only can disrupt your life, but it can take a toll on the body creating an underlying state of tension and emotional fatigue. Anxiety can affect the breath, which may be constricted, the body through chronic muscle tension and the mind with thoughts that may spin out of control.
This workshop will introduce gentle movement to relieve tension, plus breath awareness and restorative poses to promote emotional balance. No experience is necessary but the ability to get down onto the floor is necessary.
You have 7 days following registration to submit payment to secure your spot
Any cancellations within 4-7 days of the workshop will incur a 25% administration charge.
There will be no refunds or credits within 3 days of the workshop