Yoga in the Park!
Dates: Beginning Sunday June 23rd - Every Sunday in September (as long as weather cooperates)
Time: 10:00am- 11:00am
Where: Gage Park by the Rose Gardens
Cost: Pay What You Can
Yoga in the Park is still on going forward into September! We enjoy this Sunday morning too much to end it in August. It's been another amazing season. We plan on continuing these classes as long as the weather co-operates! Check our social media each weekend to ensure class is hosted based on the weather status/conditions.
Each year this event becomes more and more vibrant and empowering. With yogis coming from all over the city to enjoy one of Hamilton's most beautiful spaces, Gage Park. This is a beginner class and everyone is welcome to join. We love the simplicity and serenity of this class; coming together to savour the morning light and the coolness of the air, moving mindfully through the postures taking in the sounds and energy of the park. A gentle reminder to bring your own mat, bring water and try to find a shady spot by the trees. This is one of our favourite events of the year and we cant wait for you to join us!
McMaster Yoga in the Park
Dates: BeginningTuesday June 25th - Every Tuesday in September (as long as weather cooperates!)
Where: McMaster University Alumni House
Cost: Pay What You Can
Yoga in the Park is still on going forward into September! We enjoy this Tuesday practice too much to end it in August. We plan on continuing these classes as long as the weather co-operates! Check our social media each Tuesday morning to ensure class is hosted based on the weather status/conditions.
Helena is back teaching on McMaster Campus for the 6th summer. She will be guiding you through a 30 minute practice to energize and boost you mid day. This is a beginner class and everyone is welcome to join us at the Alumni House, it is one of the most beautiful spaces on campus. As a graduate of McMaster University, it always takes Helena back to her days a student!
Deep Rest: A Restorative Yoga Experience with Nicole Catenazzi
Dates: Friday September 20th
Move from a state of doing to a state of being.
Join Nicole Catenazzi for a 90-minute restorative yoga class by candlelight designed to soothe, relax and renew you. Step out of the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day life and experience the regenerative effects of activating the relaxation response in the body through poses and breath. Unlike unwinding in front of the TV or reading a book, restorative yoga provides an opportunity for you to experience deep, conscious rest.
Each pose is held for up to 15 minutes but fear not; you will be completely supported with bolsters, blocks, blankets and chairs so that there is no physical effort required of you. Through guided relaxation cues, you'll become attuned to the subtle energy of the body and utilize specific breathing techniques to help regulate your nervous system.
Yoga Nidra with Shelley Gordon
Dates: Friday September 27th
Come lay down & rest as Shelley guides you through the practice of Yoga Nidra. Following these traditional steps;
“Waking up” or re-integration
You’ll be deeply guided into an altered state of consciousness—the state between asleep and awake—where you’re fully conscious but your body and mind are fully at rest and ease. When you set a conscious intention or Sankalpa at the beginning of your Yoga Nidra practice, then let go and allow for deep relaxation of the body, mind and emotions, your unconscious opens up to new ways of thinking, healing, and fulfilling your conscious intentions. There is evidence that Yoga Nidra helps to relieve stress, enhance creativity, ease insomnia, heighten awareness & focus and transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking.
Partner Thai Massage with Lilli Markle
Dates: Friday October 18th
Cost: $50.00+HST per person
Thai massage is a great way to connect to your partner, friend, or family member and anyone can learn this healing therapy. Traditional Thai massage works primarily with the energetic body using manual manipulation combined with acupressure, gentle stretching and muscular kneading. By stimulating the bodies lines of energy or Prana (life force), we can help break up blockages in tissues or organs to stimulate free flow of Prana and help to restore general well-being.
During this workshop, your guide Lilli Markle, will demonstrate how to safely give basic thai massage techniques from a meditative place of loving kindness. This fun practice will leave you in a state of blissful flow, connection and warmth. We invite you to stay and enjoy food and drink pairings after your massage. Thai massage is practiced on a soft surface on the floor. Each person is required to bring a blanket. All levels welcome.
Mala Making Workshop with Jackee Desimone
Dates: Sunday October 27th
Join Jackee for a creative and interactive Mala making experience!
This 3-hour workshop introduces you to Japa meditation. Together you and Jackee will explore the eastern history of the mala, while you create your own. This eastern tradition will teach you how to connect your breath to your prayer through the power of repetition. Jackee will teach you how to use your Mala garland for meditation while you infuse it with your own intention and energy. Please bring your mat. All materials are provided.