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.
Kirtan with Shantala
Friday June 23rd at 7:30-9:00pm
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo Shantala. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of India and the West. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Heather and Benjy have released five beautiful and well-loved albums of sacred chant music since 2003, including Living Waters, Jaya, LIVE in love, Sri, and The Love Window.
Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal. They were named as one of the top Kirtan “Wallahs to Watch” by Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine. Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names, carrying the audience into a state of heightened awareness, bliss, and devotion. The audience is invited to participate fully through call-and-response chanting, dance, and meditation.
Jared May excels as a performer and recording artist in a huge range of musical styles, including jazz, soul, reggae, gospel, Kirtan , rock, country, live electronic, and hip-hop. In addition to his work as a world-class bassist and educator, he’s also a longstanding member of the eminently sustainable rock band, the Ginger Ninjas, who tour the world carrying their gear on bicycles and pedal-powering their shows.
Investment: $20 Advance ends June 23/17 at 1 pm / $25 after
Restorative Yoga & Thai Massage
Facilitated by Cedar Sorensen, Thai Massage with Waan Bunsri & Coralie Charland
June 25th 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 therapy. 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 June 19th / $60 After
Ayurvedic Yoga + Nutrition for a Healthy Summer
With Melanie Phillips
July 8th at 1:00-3:00pm
Come cool your jets, soothe your mind, and calm your inner summer fire! Melanie will share Ayurvedic wisdom (the sister science to Yoga) in relation to your Yoga practice and then guide you through a pitta (fire) reducing asana, pranayama and meditation practice, designed to cool the flames of pitta and reduce excess heat, irritability, anger and stress during the summertime.
Learn which foods, tastes, aromatherapy and colours are recommended to keep you balanced and healthy this summer and in preparation for the fall.
All levels welcome.
Investment: $35 Before July 3rd / $45 After
Hemma Open House!
in celebration of the Moss Street Paint-In
Saturday July 15th, 9:00am-5:00pm
The Moss Street Paint-In is one of our favourite days around here. As thousands of people wander by, admiring the art festival that runs the full length of Moss Street, many people also wander in to Hemma to say hello. We LOVE this! To coincide with this community fun, we have an OPEN HOUSE on that day. On July 15th, we invite you stop by Hemma for prizes, sales, high fives and hugs. In addition to our regular Saturday schedule, we’ll also have:
$85 for 5 Treatment punchcards are on sale July 14th-17th. (Friday- Monday)
$60 for 5 Yoga Class Pass are on sale July 14th-17th.
10-40% everything in our retail section on July 15th. Your sale is unique as YOU, and your discount will be determined by a random draw. If you are feeling lucky, you won’t want to miss this fun sale!
We’ll have a draw set up for free Yoga and Acupuncture, and lots of other surprises!
Come and say hello on July 15th – we look forward to seeing, and meeting you!
Yoga 4 Youth – Girls & Boys aged 10-15
6 Week Series with Cara Calibaba
Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
July 19th – August 23rd
Yoga 4 Youth is a flowing, heart-centered class which encourages tweens to develop strength, flexibility, focus and a sense of oneness. Our peaceful studio setting will allow participants to feel nourished and supported by the use of a variety of yoga props. Each YOUth participant will explore breath work, mindfulness techniques, and basic Yoga Philosophy. This practice is perfect for young individuals that are looking to release stress and improve physical wellness. We look forward to sharing the sacred science of yoga with YOUth. *Beginners welcome, no prior yoga experience necessary*
About Cara: Cara Calibaba is a BC certified teacher and graduate from the University of Regina’s Arts Education program where she studied dance education. As a former school teacher, she has developed a passion for creating cathartic and grounding experiences for children of all ages and abilities. Now based in Victoria, she is the creator and founder of Enlighten. Learn more about Cara and The Enlight 10 Educator Scholarship www.enlight10.info
Stay tuned for our Fall & Winter 8 week series!
September 6th – October 25th
November 1st – December 20th
– 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.