Events

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.


Friday Night Kirtan
With Kelly, Tia, and Damian
Friday, February 22nd 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


Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage
with Cedar Sorensen & Coralie Charland
Sunday, February 24th 2:00-4:00pm

Cultivate deep relaxation through the combined therapeutic power of Restorative Yoga, Thai massage & a Loving-Kindness practice. During this special 2-hour class, while being guided through a series of relaxing, restorative yoga poses, you will receive Thai massage. The combination of yoga and massage allows you to let go of deep tension, breathe more deeply, and almost effortlessly flow into bliss. The loving-kindness practice offers us a chance for deep self-nurturing and supports our subtle body. This combination will open the practitioner to experience benefits on a physical, mental and energetic level.

Wear comfortable, layered clothing and leave all your cares at the door. Class size is limited to ensure quality massage time.

Investment: $50 before February 17th / $60 after

*This workshop is full. Please call the front desk to be added to the waitlist*


30 Days of Practice: March 1st-30th

Recommit to your Yoga practice with support from your community! Burst into Spring by practicing Yoga or Meditation every day with a class at Hemma, out in the community, or at home. ALL practice counts and it’s free to join!

OPENING CIRCLE:

Friday, March 1st 6:30-8:30pm
with Jonni-Lyn Friel and Hemma teachers

Join us for this FREE session where we will open with ceremony, set intention, meditate together and connect with your community. This counts as a practice!


Bring Your Practice Home
with Cedar Sorensen
Saturday, March 2nd 1:00-3:30pm

Tips, tricks, and information to create your own home yoga practice. This workshop covers essential aspects of a well-rounded home yoga practice, provides visual resources to take home, as well as time to practice together. We’ll cover key components, such as breath, joint health, strengthening, stretching and relaxation. We will also address how to stay inspired & motivated to continue your practice at home.

Investment: $35 before February 23rd/$45 after


Yoga for Youth
6 week series with Jonni-Lyn Friel
Wednesdays March 6th-April 10th 3:45-4:45pm

Through the practice of yoga postures, breath awareness and mindfulness techniques, yoga can help youth access skills to bring stability into their lives. These years can often be a time of change and uncertainty and yoga is a wonderful way to be able to calm the mind and center oneself. These classes will include active, fun poses as well as gentle restorative postures to help burn excess energy and reduce stress. The skills learned through this series will be transferable to everyday life.

Investment: sliding scale $80-$100


Yoga 101
6 week series with Dalia Yanai
Sundays March 3rd-April 7th at 6:15-7:30pm

Have you been wanting to try yoga but found drop-in classes intimidating? Have you been practicing yoga postures for a while and can tell there is more to this practice than the poses? Do you desire to know more about the other aspects of this ancient system? This 6-week course will dive into the different facets of Yoga – philosophy, meditation, breath-work (Pranayama), Mantra and postures (Asana), and is suitable both for beginners and for practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge of the subtler aspects of Yoga. We will also review and focus deeply on alignment and awareness in some basic postures.

Everyone welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Investment: sliding scale $80-$100


Yoga for Anxiety
6 week series with Sarah Kinsley
Thursdays March 7th-April 11th at 7:45-9:00pm

Yoga is medicine. Yoga is self care.

In today’s world we can all relate to thoughts, emotions and body sensations related to anxious states. We live in a world of false refuges claiming to reduce the anxiety we feel on a daily basis. We all have habitual ways of coping-some ways are more skillful than others. Yoga offers a systematic, time-tested approach to meeting our current state of being. Yoga is a skillful and nourishing approach to these states. This 6-week series will provide students an opportunity to practice asana (postures), energy expansion using breath (pranayama) and meditations that can be used in our daily lives. Classes will include psycho-education on working with anxiety based on the Yoga sutras, Somatic Experience (SE) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Everyone welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Investment: sliding scale $80-$100


Find Joy! A Meditation and Awareness workshop
with Padma
Friday, March 8th 7:00-9:00 pm & Saturday, March 9th 12:00-4:00pm

Padma shares teachings, wisdom and laughter from her 30 years of direct tutelage with a Himalayan Meditation Master. Enjoy philosophy, meditation, Sanskrit, chanting and the direct knowledge of enlightenment. Know true joy, clarity and freedom. Enrich and deepen your practice and self-knowledge. This workshop is open  to beginners and experienced meditators.

 Everyone welcome.

Padma is one of Canada’s most renowned teachers of Meditation and Self-Awareness. She is the host of the nationally-aired television series Padma Yoga and has lead meditation workshops internationally since 2000.

 For more about Padma check our her website.

Investment: $195 before February 22nd/$245 after


Mantra, Mudras and Meditation
with Jonni-Lyn Friel
Friday, March 15th 7:00-8:30pm

In this 90 minute yoga class, we will explore some traditional mantras, linked to Asana and well as working with Mudras (hand gestures) and their meanings. Mantra is often defined as “that which protects the mind” and traditionally mantras were chanted during the morning salutations to the sun. We will learn and practice these mantras while practicing  Sun Salutations as well as visiting mantras throughout the practice. Mudras are traditional hand gestures that help to affect the flow of Prana,or life energy, in the subtle body. A few traditional Mudras will be explained and together we will explore their meaning and intended effect on the subtle body system. The class will end with a guided candlelit Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, where we will be guided into a state of deep relaxation. Join us in exploring these more esoteric and subtle practices of the yoga tradition.

Everyone welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Investment: $20 before March 8th/$30 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.