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.
J U L Y
Journey Into the Heart of Yoga: Yoga for self-transformation and
With Brian Kroeker
Saturday July 23rd at 1:00-4:00pm
Join Brian for an experiential workshop that will empower you in developing a powerful and effective personal practice with the essential principles of practice as brought forth from the ancient tradition by the grandfather of modern yoga, Sri T Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar and their students. These principles can be applied to any of the modern yoga styles to make them safe, powerful and effective.
In this 3-hour workshop we’ll Journey to the Heart via the ancient shamanic practices of Hatha Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Vedic Chant. The session will close with a meditative and transformational sound journey by Brian and vocalist Debbie Stapleton. Handouts will be provided and participants will receive a discount on Brian’s home practice manual, Harmonic Movement: a method for total mind & body harmony
• Vinyasa, the art of breath and movement
• Hatha Yoga as non-dual tantra
• Pranayama, the union of opposites
• Vedic chanting for invocation, prayer and meditation
Investment: $35 Before July 18th / $45 After
All levels welcome.
A U G U S T
Going Deeper Into the Heart of Yoga: Advanced Yoga for Everyone
With Brian Kroeker
Saturday August 20th at 1:00-4:00pm
Join Brian for a 3-hour experiential workshop, Going Deeper Into the Heart of Yoga as we explore and demystify the Hatha Yoga practices of Bandha, Mudra, Pranayama & Mantra. These techniques when learned correctly can guide you safely and progressively into a deeper and more refined awareness of your body, breath and subtle life force (prana), and will take your practice to a whole new level. Handouts will be provided and participants will receive a discount on Brian’s home practice manual, Harmonic Movement: a method for total mind & body harmony.
• Awakening the Bandhas (energetic locks)
• Asana as Mudra (sacred gesture)
• Essential Kriyas (physical and energetic cleansing practices)
• Introduction to Nyasa (placing mantra in the body)
• Vedic chanting for invocation, healing and meditate
Investment: $35 Before August 15th / $45 After
Some experience or previous workshop/classes with Brian required.
O C T O B E R
Workshops with Natalie Rousseau
Save the date! We are so excited to welcome Natalie back to Hemma! Details coming soon.
Mindfulness Training for Yin Teachers
With Carly Forest
October 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2016
With over a decade of combining Yin yoga and mindfulness, Carly Forest offers a training that delves into the heart of the two arts, helping participants emerge with the capacity to weave them together in both personal and professional practice.
Designed with strong emphasis on theory and practice, this 15 hour training will ground participants in the foundations of mindfulness and facilitate a rich exploration of how it relates to emotional intelligence, science, and Yin yoga. Through in-depth teachings and embodied practice, participants will experience ancient wisdom teachings translated into contemporary form, thereby deepening their own understanding and expanding what they can offer to others.
This training is one of deep immersion. Participants can expect extended practices infused with depth teachings, poetry, and reflective pause. A manual is provided for reference and participants are asked to bring their own journals. From the roots of mindfulness, to the spirit of Yin, this workshop promises to land in the heart.
Investment: $350 before October 3rd / $395 After
Friday October 21st at 12:30-4:30pm & 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday October 22nd at 12:30-4:00pm & 6:30-9:30pm
Sunday October 23rd at 2:00-4:00pm
J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7
Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program
With Michael Stone
January 16th – 28th, 2017
Have you studied mindfulness or meditation and want to go deeper? Are you a 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.
Mondays – Fridays 12:30-4:30pm
Sunday – Day off
$2300 if registered by December 15th / $2450 After
– 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.