Events

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.


Ayurveda Beyond the Doshas: A Deeper look at Vata, Pitta and Kapha
with Dalia Yanai and C. Scott Ryan
Friday, November 16th at 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 17th at 12:00-4:00pm

You’ve heard about Vata, Pitta and Kapha and the different “types” of people according to Ayurveda but let’s dive deeper than the three-dosha theory. Each of the three vital energies is made up of 5 sub-types, which have very specific functions in the body and mind and may affect your health, mood, and Yoga practice. Find out how each sub-dosha functions, and learn effective self-care tools to find balance in your life by using Yoga Asana, Pranayama, home-remedies and Meditation.

Friday evening you will get an introduction to the Sub-Doshas and a deeper look into the 5 Vayus, or Vata sub-types, which have an intimate connection to movement.

Saturday we will look into the sub-types of Pitta and their connection to digestion and assimilation; and Kapha with their connection to water, immunity and memory.

*Please note that Friday evening is a prerequisite for Saturday afternoon*

Investment:
Friday evening only : $45 before November 11th/$55 after

 

 

 

Friday AND Saturday: $120 before November 11th/ $130 after

 

 


Friday Night Kirtan
With Kelly, Tia, and Damian
Friday, November 23rd 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


Reshape Your Relationship with Sugar
with Danielle Daem
Saturday, November 24th at 1:00-3:00pm

Reshape your relationship with sugar and get your health back for good. In this interactive workshop, I’ll be sharing everything you need to know about sugar and the tools you can use to reshape your relationship with sugar for good. What is sugar? Why is sugar dangerous for our health? How can you find a happy moderation? How can you get rid of the cravings and guilt? I’ll be answering all of these questions and more.

We’ll be diving into topics such as emotional health, stress, self-care, mindfulness, addiction, cravings and more. You’ll leave this workshop with clear actionable steps and motivation to continue on your own journey to sugar freedom and nourishing your body in a way that feels best for you.

Dani is a hemma student, and Nutrition & Wellness Coach, who is passionate about helping people live their best life through great health. You can learn more about Dani here.

Investment: $25 before November 18th/$35 after


Mindful Nourishment Workshop
with Sarah Kinsley
Saturday, December 1st at 1:00-4:00pm

This afternoon workshop will explore the tenets associated with Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT) through mindfulness-based practices, inquiry and gentle movement. We will explore the seven types of hunger and look at the role of nourishment and savouring based on the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh.
This workshop is suitable to all students interested in creating a healthier relationship with eating and nourishment. Many of us rush through our days not aware of how we are eating and drinking, often running from one thing to the next. Mindful Eating practices teach us the value of slowing down and savouring foods that nourishes us. Mindfulness-based Eating practices encourages us to have a different relationship with how, what, why, where and when we eat!

Investment:$35 before November 25th/ $45 after


Candlelit Yoga and Meditation
With Kelly Yaskiw
Sunday, December 9th at 6:00-7:30pm

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: $20 advance/ $30 door


Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage
with Cedar Sorensen and Coralie Charland
Sunday, December 16th 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 December 9th / $60 after


Friday Night Kirtan
With Kelly, Tia, and Damian
Friday, December 21st 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


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.