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: Devotional Prayerformance
With Sufey Chen & Oliver Swain
March 31st at 7:00-9:00pm
Birthed from a place of electric passion, the KIRTAN TOUR with Sufey Chen and Oliver Swain is a reverent celebration of devotional music and liberated movement. This captivating PRAYERFORMANCE weaves traditional kirtan classics with enchanting original harmonies in an ecstatic evening of co-creative ceremony, ritual and deep healing. Their tour features a two-hour interactive experience of tribal connection and personal liberation, centered around the healing powers of intuitive dance and song. Sufey is a sacred song-keeper, energy healer and shamanic priestess celebrated for her work in the transformation and liberation of the soul. Oliver is a Juno and Western Canada Music Award Nominee (2016 Roots Artist of the Year) who has spent his life studying devotional music from around the world. Learn more about Sufey, Oliver, and their Kirtan Tour.
Investment: $21 Advance / $30 Door
Bloom – 7th Chakra Workshop
With Tracey Noseworthy & Maria Filippone
April 1st at 1:00-3:30pm
In this 2.5 hour journey will be ground down and open up through deep breath work and extended meditation. Expect creative powerful flow seqenced specifically to balance the Goddess power of Shakti with Shiva thus illuminating the crown Chakra of Sahasrara. Come explore the mystery and magic of our connection with the Divine.
Investment: $40 Advance / $45 Door
Relax, let go, and allow more creativity, vitality, intimacy and insight to flow in your life.
Join Brian and Debbie for a monthly offering of music and movement medicine. Sessions begin with group toning and chanting, followed by a simple, gentle breath and movement practice, culminating in a deeply relaxing and transporting sound bath that blends Sanskrit chanting, indigenous medicine melodies, Tibetan bowls and other sonic delights. Please bring a yoga mat and anything else you need for comfort.
Investment: $15-$20 Sliding Scale
No need to pre-register – just drop in!
Here Comes The Sun:Yoga, Herbs & Mantras for Springtime
with Brian James and Debbie Stapleton
April 8th at 1:00-4:00pm
Join Brian and Debbie for a 3-hour mini retreat where we’ll share practices to ease the transition from winter to spring informed by Yoga, Ayurveda and
Western Herbalism. Chant mantras that invoke the energy of the sun, enjoy a warming and invigorating all-levels vinyasa practice and sample tea and tincture blends that help cleanse and nourish the organs. Top it off with a restorative sound bath and emerge feeling refreshed and renewed equipped with lifestyle practices and herbal knowledge that will support you throughout the season. Tea and tincture blends will be available for purchase.
Brian James’ approach to yoga is inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar and a lifetime of exploring the intersection of yoga, music, western psychology and shamanism. Debbie Stapleton is a yoga teacher, singer, weaver and practices the arts of ayurveda, western herbalism and astrology.
Investment: $45 Before April 3rd / $50 After
Yoga 4 Youth – Girls & Boys Aged 10-15
8 week series with Cara Calibaba
Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm from April 19th – June 7th
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 yogaexperience necessary*
About Cara: Cara Calibaba is a certified BC teacher and the creator of Enlighten www.enlight10.info Through her work in Yoga, Meditation & Dance, she has developed a passion for creating grounding and cathartic experiences for children of all ages and abilities.
Investment: $100-$135 Sliding Scale
Restorative Yoga & Thai Massage
Facilitated by Cedar Sorensen, Thai Massage with Waan Bunsri & Coralie Charland
April 23rd 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 April 18th / $60 After
Friday Night Kirtan
With Kelly, Tia, and Damian
April 28th 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
You are What You Think: Rewiring and Expanding Your Capacity for Joy
with Melanie Phillips
April 29th at 1:00-4:00pm
Neuroscience is now proving what yogis have known for thousands of years: that our thoughts affect our reality and experience of life. Knowing this theoretically is not enough, so come explore how to use yoga and mindfulness to rewire your brain to overcome its negativity bias. In this workshop you will learn how to increase your capacity for more positive thoughts and feelings; increase energy; improve the quality of your sleep; and shift your thought habits to bring improved states of health, wealth, and happiness. Melanie used this very process to heal from the most horrendous life experience and will share with you how to do the same, no matter what challenges you face in life. Students will leave knowing how to integrate practices for embodying all the tools and materials, including: abdominal breathing, nadi shodhana, SO HUM meditation, working with sankalpa and gratitude journaling.
Investment: $45 Before April 25th / $55 After
Awareness & the Body of Freedom
With Michael Stone
June 17th at 12:30-4:00pm
Join renown teacher, thinker and psychotherapist Michael Stone for an afternoon of movement, meditation, and study.
Fear, Doubt and Anxiety are common burdens we carry in our hearts and bodies. Drawing on some of the Buddha’s teachings and meditation methods, explore ways to respond to fear with equanimity and kindness. By shining the light of awareness on fear exactly as it arises in the body and in our thoughts, we learn to relax and trust in our capacity to meet the inherent difficulties we all encounter in human life, with greater faith in the power of awareness to heal and free us.
The day is open to beginner’s and teacher alike. Learn new tools for practice, study original source material (handouts provided), practice in community, and feel what it’s like to combine focused yoga practices with stillness.
Investment: $75 Before June 9th / $90 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.