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.
Body Positive Yoga
6 week series with Christa Martel
October 6-November 17th
Body Positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all bodies are good bodies. It is the practice of promoting acceptance and appreciation of all body types.As a class for every body, Body Positive Yoga focuses specifically on creating an inclusive space where postures are explored for ways to actively love our bodies. Expect lots of modifications, playful exploration, and most importantly, space to be comfortable in your skin.
Beginner to intermediate appropriate – this series will focus on developing and
practicing interception as part of the postures, meaning a tracking
of physical sensation in the shapes presented. The class will be
accessible, in particular to larger bodies. We will consider and work
with shapes to make them accessible to every body, and emphasize
the inner practice of yoga as a foundation for the course.
This class is open to people of all sizes, genders, races, ages, and levels of ability.
With Hemma teachers and guests
Friday, November 8th 7:00-8:30pm
Satsang is a Sanskrit word which translates loosely to “being in the company of the truth” and refers to a group of like-minded people who engage in spiritual discussion and teachings. We will chant, meditate, learn about yoga and yogic philosophy and then eat together as a community in a vegetarian pot-luck afterwards. Everyone is welcome and if you cannot bring food to share, please just bring yourself.
Investment:$5-$20 Sliding Scale Donation
Meditation and the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita
5 week series with Padma
Thursdays 7:45- 9:15pm
November 14th- December 12th
Come learn meditation and explore the wisdom teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a classic yogic scripture. The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most studied and renowned books about spirituality in the east. It teaches in depth, about how to be and act effectively, powerfully and freely in your life. Discover meditation, breath work and philosophy in this 90 minute class with Padma. Enhance your happiness and brighten your awareness. No Meditation experience required and experienced practitioners are most 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 www.padmameditation.com
Investment: sliding scale $110 to $130.
Drop in $30
Candlelit Yoga and Meditation
with Kelly Yaskiw
Friday, November 15th at 7:30-9:00pm
Nourish your nervous system with this grounding candlelit practice. Kelly will lead you through 90 minutes of gentle yoga postures, yoga nidra, pranayama, meditation, and mantra designed to calm your mind and body. This class will offer you an opportunity to slow down, be still, and listen to your internal wisdom. The practices are beginner friendly and open to all.
Investment: before November 11th $20/ After $30
Jivamukti Open Class
with Jonni-Lyn Friel
Saturday, November 16th 1:00-3:00 pm
Jivamukti Yoga, developed by Sharon Gannon and David Life , offers the contemporary yogi a creative approach to living in the world today. Grounded in the ancient scriptures and ethical practices of yoga, Jivamukti, a Sanskrit word which means “living liberated,” is a practical philosophy that teaches how spiritual values can help us work with the challenges of everyday life with more joy, compassion and positive effectiveness. Jivamukti Yoga offers vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating yoga classes. Classes include Vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Yogic philosophical teachings and deep relaxation with music playing an integral role in the class.
Join certified Jivamukti Teacher Jonni-Lyn Friel for this fun, uplifting and challenging class. The class will be themed around the Focus of the Month for November.
Investment: Before November 11th $25 / After $35
Deepen Your Practice: Early Morning Sadhana Series
with Susie Burke
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
November 18th-22nd, 6:15-8:15am
Take your yoga practice to the next level! Deepen your yoga practice through this morning Sadhana, a disciplined or routine spiritual practice that includes an invigorating hatha flow, with extended savasana, twenty-minute meditation, breath (pranayama) and concentration (dharana) exercises, and chanting.
Developing your Sadhana builds connection with your intention, and illuminates your own infinite nature through the dedication of practicing beyond the postures. Within the practice of yoga, keeping a Sadhana empowers us to connect with a sense of groundedness upon which we can face the world with a greater awareness of our truth and intention.
This workshop is for all yoga practitioners who wish to
deepen their spiritual yoga experience, or who simply wish to
have an extended early morning practice with these
additional elements of yoga.
Therapy Ball Workshop with Yoga Tune-Up Balls
with Tina Lyons
Sunday, November 24th 2:00-4:00pm
Come and join Tina for 2 hours of self-guided therapy using specifically designed Massage Tune-up Balls to target specific muscles and fascia. Learn techniques to relieve muscle tension, reduce and eliminate pain as well as increase flexibility and mobility.
Best of all…you get to decide how much pressure to apply. This amazing workshop is open to all levels and includes a pair of Tune-up balls for you to keep!
Investment: Before November 18th $40/ After $50 * includes a set of Yoga Tune-Up Balls
Friday Night Kirtan
With Kelly, Tia, and Damian
Friday, November 29th 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
with Jeff Sorensen
Sunday, December 1st 2:00-4:15pm
Unlock powerful breathing techniques to radically improve health,
performance and well-being.
This workshop is designed to offer you an experiential understanding
of the power your breath holds and the knowledge of how to
manipulate it to elicit more desirable states within your body. We will
journey through many techniques, classical and contemporary as well
as the science and philosophy that underlies them.
You will leave this workshop with various practical tools that you can
implement within your day to day activities to manage your emotional
and energetic states and to improve the overall health and functioning
of your body and mind.
Jeff Sorensen is a paramedic and has trained with Wim Hof in the Wim hof Method, in Integrative Breathwork with Jhennevièv Heartt of Nai’a Life, classical pranayama through Sivananda Yoga and is a 500 hr yoga teacher trained in Vinyasa/Hatha.
Investment: Before November 25th $35/ After $45
Yoga Nidra: Yoga While You Rest
with Kelly Yaskiw
Saturday, December 7th, 1:00-4:00pm
Managing stress has become a necessary part of life, yet not everyone has tools to do 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. In this workshop 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.
Investment: $45 Before December 2nd / $55 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.