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

Please book your session directly with Penelope: 250.532.2122 or

Hemma Open House!
in celebration of the Moss Street Paint-In
Saturday July 21st, 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 21st, 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 20th-23rd. (Friday- Monday)

$55 for 5 Yoga Class Pass are on sale July 20th-23rd.

10-40% everything in our retail section on July 21st. 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!

From 11am-4pm, drop in for free outdoor Acupuncture! Donations will be accepted and all proceeds given to the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. A feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention.

Come and say hello on July 21st – we look forward to seeing, and meeting you!

Yoga 4 Youth – Summer Session
4 week series with Cara Calibaba
Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
July 25th-August 15th

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*

Investment: Sliding Scale $50-$70

About Cara: Cara Calibaba is a certified BC teacher and the creator of Enlighten 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.

Presence, Protection & Power: Harnessing Prana for Health & Vitality
with Melanie Phillips
Thursday, August 16th 7:45-9:15 pm

Join Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Yoga teacher trainer, author & energy healer, Melanie Phillips, for an evening of learning how to harness your prana (energy) for physical, mental, and spiritual protection. Learn and experience powerful practices to expand your bio-field (energy field), increase your vitality, and balance your nervous system. Develop a presence that is reflective of your highest self, opposed to one that expresses your insecurities. Understand how you’re letting people suck your energy and vitality and how to reclaim it. You will take home effective daily practices to regain your energy and remind you of your inherent vigour and resilience via energy healing techniques, visualization, and pranayama.

This workshop is both practical and experiential, please bring a notebook and wear comfortable clothes. All are welcome.

Learn more about Melanie on her website.

Investment: $25 Before Sunday, August 12th $35 After

Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage
with Cedar Sorensen and Coralie Charland
Sunday, August 26th 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 August 19th / $60 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.