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.
Thai Massage, Tarot Readings & Energy Work – New Offering!
With Penelope Hagan
Tuesday & Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm
Tarot readings and energy work by Penelope are now available at hemma on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm.
Appointments can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length for a sliding scale rate of $30-50 per 30 minutes.
Penelope is a yoga teacher, mother, writer and artist who has studied tarot and served as an intuitive touch healer for many years. If you have any themes, questions or issues you would like to address on a personal level, Penelope’s tarot readings and energy work can help bring peaceful clarity to your mind and heart. To learn more about her, please visit lonepeep.ca
Please book your session directly with Penelope: 250.532.2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga 4 Youth
8 week series
With Cara Calibaba
May 9th- June 27th 3:45-4:45pm
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 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
Yoni Yoga 6 week Series
With Penelope Hagan
May 22nd- June 26th 7:45-9:00 pm
This series has been cancelled.
Friday Night Kirtan!
With Tia, Kelly and Damian
May 25th 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
From Pain to Performance: Introduction to Foundation Training
with Alison Heard and Kari Hawryluk
June 2nd 1:00-4:00 pm
Foundation Training is a safe and efficient exercise program created to help change the movement patterns caused by our modern lives. These simple, yet challenging and transformative exercises provide a solution to change the way you move and is accessible to all ages and bodies.
Join Alison and Kari to learn how to teach your body to properly tension muscles and move in a way that will support your entire frame. By harnessing the body’s natural movement patterns you can be fit, healthy, and pain-free for good. If you are experiencing pain, relief begins immediately and this practice can help you get back to doing the things you love. It is an excellent compliment to yoga, running, cycling and everything else you do.
In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn how to:
-Strengthen your posterior chain
-Decompress your spine by breathing and holding yourself more effectively
-Build strength and stability in your hips by unlocking their potential to find balance, stability and flexibility
-Transform ordinary physical actions into active and mindful movements that help eliminate pain, boost energy and strengthen your body
The workshop will include lecture, lots of time to practice the postures, time for questions and discussion as well as handouts and a 15 minutes video to practice at home. No equipment is needed. This workshop is not suitable for those experiencing acute pain, but if you are working with any mobility issues please let us know before hand by e-mailing Alison, email@example.com. You can learn more about Kari here.
Investment: $40 before May 27th/ $50 after
More For Your Core: The Enlightenment of the Tensegrity Repair Series
with Janet Wallden
June 8th 7:00-9:00 pm
In this workshop, you will learn how to develop a stronger understanding of and a healthier internal connection with the importance of our core’s function. Through this practice, you can improve posture, reduce chronic pain, enhance mobility in all activities, and become more empowered to prevent injury during your body’s aging process.
Tensegrity was first coined by Buckminster Fuller as an architectural term. It is defined as a balance of discontinuous tensioned forces. In human bodies, the fascial matrix and muscles form the system of tension and the bones float within, developing a harmonious internal, external body rhythm. Created by Vijnana Yoga teacher Gioia Irwin, this class helps you gain a better awareness of your body’s system as a whole.
Investment: $25 before June 1st/ $30 after
Embodiment and Consent 101
with Penelope Hagan
June 16th 1:00-3:00pm
Learn how to “feel into” your body to communicate your needs & boundaries effectively. How can we say “No” unless we know what a true “Yes” feels like? Empowering yourself to articulate how you want to be touched – or not at all – is important to your mental health & your physical well-being.
Whether you are in a yoga class, acupuncture clinic, workplace or social environment, knowing how to say “No” or “Maybe, but” is a way of strengthening & honouring your personal boundaries. The teachers and staff at hemma want you to feel safe, effective & comfortable expressing your boundaries at all times.
Using physical embodiment training, movement, partner exercises, communication techniques & group discussion, participants will become adept at noticing their own & others’ signals, as well as feel confident voicing their own needs & preferences accordingly. You will learn to feel safe about noticing & expressing an authentic response to unwanted touch. Come learn more about what true consent feels like.
Investment: $30 before June 10th / $40 after
Yin Yang Yoga: Dancing Dragon & Golden Seed Sequences
with Cedar Sorensen
June 23rd 1:00-4:00 pm
The Dancing Dragon and Golden Seed sequences are contemporary yang yoga practices from the Taoist yoga tradition. Taoist yoga acknowledges that we need to both strengthen the body & find stillness. Dancing Dragon & Golden Seed are graceful, flowing yang sequences that build strength, balance, focus and flexibility while synchronizing breath & movement. They employ some familiar Hatha postures, along with the Taoist influence, which speaks to the awareness and cultivation of “Qi” (life force energy).
In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of Taoist theory & Yin Yang yoga along with these 2 dynamic sequences. You’ll have some fun and be provided with resources to enable you to continue to practice them. A yin yoga practice will be included to cool down & move us into stillness. Sequences will be taught step-by-step, with some modifications offered. This class is suitable for all with a moderate degree of fitness. My goal is that you will leave the workshop with a sense of accomplishment, greater clarity, and enhanced Qi!
Continue to practice these sequences with Cedar, or come try it out first, on Tuesdays, 9:00-10:15 am.
Investment: $40 before June 17th/$50 after
Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage
with Cedar Sorensen and Coralie Charland
June 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. This event usually sells out, so be sure to pre-register!
Investment: $50 before June 17th / $60 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.