We host regular workshops, specialty classes, and events to deepen your practice in a community setting. Payment is required at the time of registration and GST will be added to the price. We often require a minimum number of participants to run a workshop, so if you are considering attending, please register one week prior to avoid disappointment.

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We need your blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter gear!

This year we are focusing our giving efforts close to home through supporting the blanket catDandelion Society ( ) by collecting warm winter items. The Dandelion Society was founded by Rev. Al Tysick. Reverend Al has been working with the homeless for 40 years and was one of the primary founders of “Our Place”. He started the Dandelion Society in 2011 in an effort to provide care and support for people in our community who are unable to access even basic care and support from places like Our Place.

Donate any and all of the following items at Hemma before December 31st. Please ensure they are either new, or clean and in excellent condition. Several of these items are needed NOW and will be donated immediately:  BLANKETS, Sleeping Bags, Tents, Rain Coats, Warm Coats, Mittens, Gloves, Hats, NEW Socks.

Thank You!


Yoga for Anxiety
With Melody Walford

December 3rd at 2-4pm
In society today, there is a major imbalance in the levels of stress and anxiety present in peoples’ lives. The accelerated pace of daily life in combination with a success driven culture has created a population of anxious, stressed out humans. Yoga offers mood management support to people dealing with stress and anxiety. Come learn practical tools to bring your whole self back into balance. This two-hour workshop will guide you through a yoga asana practice, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation focusing on relieving stress anxiety. We will melody forestwork on calming the nervous system, bringing you back to your true nature. The workshop will include time for discussion and a take-home practice worksheet.

Yoga for Depression
With Melody Walford
December 4th at 2-4pm

Yoga offers mood management support to people dealing with depression. In this workshop we will work with evidence-based yoga tools that can help you live more fully. Come explore integrative methods and practical tools in order to balance your life and find ease in the world. This two-hour workshop will guide you through a yoga asana practice, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation focusing on awakening self-empowerment, increasing energy and mental clarity. This workshop will include time for discussion and a take-home practice worksheet.

Investment: $30 for one day / $55 for both days



Yoga While You Rest: Yoga Nidra
With Kelly Yaskiw

December 10th at 1:00-4:00pm

Managing stress has become a necessary part of life, yet not everyone has tools to Kelly Shavasanado so effectively. What if the antidote for feeling frazzled was lying down for a yogic nap? Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) is no ordinary nap, it encourages tension to release not only on the physical level, but the mental and emotional levels too. This guided technique, practiced in shavasana, encourages one to hover between sleep and wakefulness. It’s a valuable tool to manage stress, anxiety and insomnia.

In this workshop you will be introduced to the theory of Yoga Nidra and learn why this technique induces deep relaxation. You will be guided through the 8 stages of Yoga Nidra, as well as mantra, pranayama (breath), and Restorative Yoga postures for a complete practice. Press pause on your day for Yogic rest & relaxation!

Investment: $40 Before December 5th / $50 After


Winter is Coming: Balancing Qi for the Change of Season
With Aaron Banfield R.Ac
December 15th at 7:45-9:00pmAaron Qi Gong 2016

This 75 minute workshop will take us into the traditional Chinese teachings on Fall, Winter, and how to transition between them in a balanced and empowering way. We will practice qi gong, acupressure, and meditations based on the Lung and Kidney systems, and we will connect with the energies of the West and the North as we bring ourselves into harmony with the movements of the the natural forces around us at this time.

Investment: $20 Advance / $25 Day of



Friday Night Kirtan
With Kelly, Tia, and Damian
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Friday December 16th at  7:30-9:00pm

Kirtan is a form of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga where community gathers to share in call-and-response chanting, therein discovering that which unites us to each other. Most of the chants are in the ancient but timeless Sanskrit language. These sounds vibrate within the physical and subtle body, quieting the mind and purifying the heart. No experience is necessary, and song sheets are provided.

Investment: $5-$20 Sliding Scale



Winter Solstice Candlelit Flow
With Tracey Noseworthy
December 23rd at 5:00-6:15pmTracey Candlelit Flow

This is a special class to honour the Winter Solstice. Come and indulge in candle-light, and celebrate the darkness, while we embrace the light. 75 minutes of flow, musically inspired, and deeply connected to germination of your seeds of intention while the days are shorter and the nights longer. Honour the warmth, the cozy, and the glow! All levels welcome.

Investment: $12-20 Drop In. Or use your membership or class pass.
No registration required for this class. Please arrive early.


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Detox Flow
With Tracey Noseworthy
January 7th at 1:00-3:00pm

A flow based class designed to awaken the mind and the body. Practicing poses with Tracey Noseworthy 2013repetition – building on intensity, we will move through decompression, compression and twisting postures all specifically coordinated with breath. These postures are designed to cleanse our physical and mental states ~ thus ridding the body of any stuck or stale toxins. A great practice to start your New Year! All levels welcome, please come hydrated.

Investment: $30 Advance / $35 Day of


FUNdamentals of Yoga – 6 Week Series
With Jenafor Ryane

Thursdays at 7:45-9:00pm
January 10th – February 14th
Investment: $80-$100

Details coming soon!



Yoga for Anxiety – 6 Week Series
With Melody Walford
Thursdays at 7:45-9:00pm
January 12th – February 16th
Investment: $80-$100

Details coming soon!



Connection Night: A SoulTouch Event
with Penelope and Michael
January 20 at 7:00-9:00pm

Are you interested in learning more about your connection with self and others, personal connection night 2016integrity, sensual awareness, and spiritual awakening?

Come spend time in a conscious and safe environment where we will explore movement, breath, and Tantric exercises to enhance your ability to connect. Get comfortable in your own skin while challenging your limits to intimacy!  Fun partner activities, gentle movement exercises, conscious breath-work, and guided discussion will provide the opportunity for you to deepen your understanding and connection with yourself and others. You can feel free to rest or pass on any exercise.

Women, men, couples, singles, LGBTQ, everyone welcome.
Safety & discretion guaranteed. Learn more about SoulTouch

Investment: $15-$30
No need to pre-register – just drop in!



Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program
With Michael Stone
January 16th – 28th

Have you studied mindfulness or meditation and want to go deeper? Are you aMichael Stone 2015 yoga teacher, psychologist, nurse, educator or in the caring professions and want to facilitate meditation at work? Do you want to learn the deeper roots of contemplative practice?

This Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program (MFMP 2017) is designed for delivering mindfulness meditation practices to others, including a variety of different populations, in small groups and one on one.

The course will integrate the traditional maps of meditation in the Buddhist and yoga traditions with the insights of Western psychology and neuroscience. The aim is to prepare participants to teach meditation by combining deep personal understanding, a contemporary language for describing what happens in meditation, and the essential skills for facilitation.

Read more about Michael Stone, structure of the training, course content, and payment options.

Mondays – Fridays 12:30-4:30pm
Saturdays 12:30-4:00pm
Sunday – Day off

$2300 if registered by December 15th / $2450 After



Refund Policy:

– If you cancel 7 days prior to the event, we can offer you a full refund or credit at Hemma.
– If you cancel within the week prior to the event, we can offer you a credit at hemma, minus a $5 administration fee.
– If you cancel the day of the event, or don’t show up for it, no refund or credit will be offered.
– It is rare that we cancel a workshop, but if we do we will give you 24 hours notice and offer you a full refund or credit at Hemma. 

Thank you for your understanding.