• UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

  • Ancient Jewish Meditation with Josh Meecha

    Dates TBA

    For more information contact Josh at 705-491-0111 or gershom.min@gmail.com.

     

    Class description:

    Kabbalah is said to go all the way back to the patriarch Abraham who is said to have received the Book of Creation (one of the oldest texts of Kabbalah) directly from the Divine.  It then transmitted orally through prophets and other mystics until it started getting codified in the 1000’s AD  (although mention of it is evident from a very early time). And although there are many other forms of this tradition it would be safe to say that the form it takes within the Jewish context would be the oldest. That does not mean however that one needs to be involved with Judaism, however this is the foundation of the practice.

    In this introductory level class we will be discussing and experiencing the foundational realities as laid out in the Kabbalah. You will be introduced to the acts and interworking of creation and the mystical significance and understanding within Kabbalah, the Kabbalistic understanding of God, what it means and looks like to meditate in a Jewish mystical context, the Tree of Life, and its components. Along with this you will be introduced to various meditative principles and techniques to help grow or start your own meditative practice. Each class will culminate with one of these meditations.

    This class is intended for those who have little knowledge of and who are interested in the Kabbalistic tradition.

    Teacher's Bio:

    Throughout my short 27 years of life I have been a devout student of a sect of Judaism known as messianic Judaism, being granted the gift of being brought up in a family with a rabbi as a father.  As I worked out the spiritual path in which the Divine had orchestrated I found myself studying Tibetan Buddhism and Taoism all while growing in Judaism. Over time I found myself in a haze of this material existence losing all focus on the spiritual. Then, after finding the other half of my soul, (that is to say my wife) and a bit of a jostling in overall life, I found myself re-immersed in the spirituality of my youth.  This time, however, instead of Buddhism and Taoism, my primary focus was that of a Jewish mystical practice known as Kabbalah. It is here where I have spent about 5 years delving deeper and deeper into this mystical practice. It is my heart’s desire to bring this very misunderstood teaching to light and help others to grow in their spiritual walk and union with the Divine.

  • NOURISH(ED)
    YOGA & CONSCIOUS EATING
    with Jessie Baldwin, Vishardeep Kaur & North Star Diner 
    May 11
    2pm-4pm
    nourishednorthbay.eventbrite.ca
    Register by May 5
    For more information contact Jessie Baldwin: jessie@jayayogaandwellness.com
  • Thursday
    March 7
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
     
    Join Laurie Gosselin, Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra facilitator for RISING ROOTED
    Yoga Nidra Meditation Series for women only.

    In RISING ROOTED, you’ll learn how to rest, and rise up into the woman you are meant to be – the best, healthiest version of yourself. Getting deep rest has the power to heal so many stress-fueled ailments. Rest is medicine.
    I can’t wait for you to experience the magic of yoga Nidra and Daring to Rest.

    Two women inspire this series:
    Karen Brody author, Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation
    and Sharon Blackie author, If Women Rose Rooted: The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging.

    I knew the moment I practiced Karen Brody’s 40 days of Daring to Rest,
    that I wanted to train with Karen to offer her work to you.

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    Pre-registration required as seating is limited:
    $60/Series $15/Class
    Please send e-transfer to Laurie at gosselin.laurie@gmail.com
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    What is Yoga Nidra?
    Yoga Nidra meditation is “yogic sleep.”
    Through a series of guided instructions the body is led into a state of supreme relaxation
    where the unconscious and subconscious mind awakens, opening the potential for deep healing.

    Key Benefits
    • Improves sleep and reduces insomnia
    • Reduces chronic pain
    • Awakens creativity
    • Enhances memory and learning capacity
    • Clears up negative emotions, thoughts and habits
    • Brings more joy to a person's life - plants the seeds for positive personal growth

    What to bring:
    Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat and eye pillow.

    Please reach out to Laurie if you have any questions at 306.551.7517 or send message.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: All Yoga Nidra classes are non-refundable.
  • Acro Yoga Playshop

    Come and play while you learn!
    The second of the 2019 Acro Yoga North Bay workshops is happening
    :)
    Bring friends and enemies!

    We will firm up the foundations and
    venture into more creative space
    of base/flyer/spotter interplay.
     
    Friday, February 8
    6pm-8pm

    Adults $25
    Children $10
     
    For more information and to register contact Petr Pulchart at:
     
    Enjoy this Amazing Opportunity!
  • Join Laxmi Konwar and Laurie Gosselin at Vinyasa Yoga Studio for this Tantric Energy Healing: Chakra Series. Tantra is an ancient Eastern spiritual science using various techniques to merge with infinite consciousness and liberate primal energy. In each session, special attention will be given to one chakra starting with the Root Chakra.

    January 6: MULADHAR CHAKRA (ROOT CHAKRA)
    January 13: SWADISTHAN CHAKRA (SACRAL CHAKRA)
    January 20: MANIPURA CHAKRA (SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA)
    January 27: ANAHATA CHAKRA (HEART CHAKRA)

    Experience tantric practices like Mantra, Pranayam, Qoya, Yoga Nidra and Himalayan Bowls to connect to your inner wisdom and higher consciousness. Nourish your inner world and see what emerges for you. Release what no longer serves you and open your heart to new possibilities. 

    Qoya is a sacred movement practice based on the idea that through movement we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the movement forms we practice like yoga and the creative expression of dance. Movement is an effective way to tap into your body's wisdom.

    Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a conscious relaxation and meditation technique. The practice of Yoga Nidra can help you feel more connected to yourself and your true nature. It is regarded as tantric practice. The sound and vibration of Himalayan Healing Bowls will deepen your experience as you are guided through each Chakra in the meditation. 

    What to bring?
    Bring a water bottle, yoga mat, light blanket (optional) and an open heart. Wear comfortable clothes to move and rest in.

    Seating is limited to a maximum of 13, so please register early. 

    COST: Pre-register and pay $30 per session or book all four sessions for $108. Drop-in rate: $35 per session

    Please confirm your space with an e-transfer payment with Laurie at gosselin.laurie@gmail.com. For questions, please call Laxmi at 705-493-6926 or Laurie at 306-551-7517.

    This class is open to everyone, beginners and advanced.

  • Full Moon Transformational Healing with Laxmi and Laurie
    (Qoya & Yoga Nidra as seen in other Vinyasa posts)
    Saturday, December 22, 2018
    5:30-8:30 pm
     
    This special event will harness the energy of the Full Moon in Cancer for deep emotional healing through the Swadisthan Chakra (Sacral).  We will dive deep into expanding our knowledge of the Sacral Chakra and the connection to our well-being, creativity and fertility. Through the practice of Qoya we will connect with the body and through the ancient practice of Pranayama (Breathing) we will connect deeper with the mind. The class will close with a guided Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) accompanied by the healing sounds of Himalayan Singing bowls to deepen your connection to your inner and higher consciousness. The class is open to everyone. We suggest wearing something orange on your body. Register early, as seating is limited. 
     
    What to bring: yoga mat, pillow, blanket, water and eye mask or eye pillow.
    Cost: $50 per person
    For more information about this post, please contact
    Laxmi at laxmikonwar@gmail.com; 705-493-6926;
    or Laurie at gosselin.laurie@gmail.com.
  • This workshop is full and registration is closed.
    Stay in touch with Alaina for information about future classes like this one!
     

    Come out to Vinyasa Yoga Studio to beat the winter blues!  Beginner/Gentle Yoga 

    with 

    Alaina Gislason, new yoga instructor, 

    under the mentorship of Cristina Lella, co-owner of Vinyasa Yoga Studio.

     

     If you’ve always wanted to try yoga, now is the time and this is the place to start. 

    These sessions are available to every body type regardless of your level of fitness or flexibility. We will work with you to find what you can do! If you already have yoga experience and are looking for a gentle practice, this is where you belong.  

    Every Thursday in February 

    Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018 

    5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    $60.00

    Call Alaina for more information or to register: 705-477-5824

     

    About Alaina 

    I began practicing asana (physical postures) in 2010 and meditation in 2013. Through these practices I’ve increased my physical awareness, mind-body connection, and sense of self. I’ve fallen in love with learning the yogic lifestyle and have come to know my dharma (sacred duty). 

    It is my wish to share with you my knowledge and wisdom and to tell you that, you can do yoga!

     

    I started practicing yoga with Cristina in 2010 and I love her teaching style! Cristina offers a detailed asana instruction to both the individual and the group during her classes to offer a safe and mindful yoga practice. Her knowledge and love of movement are evident as she encourages each student to explore their practice and offers modifications to suit every body. I am grateful for the compassionate, caring instruction Cristina has provided me.

     

  • Special Classes with Justine Hoang

    Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Please see flyers below for details.