3 Day Life Transforming Course with Gurumatha Amma
Aug
3
to Aug 8

3 Day Life Transforming Course with Gurumatha Amma

3 Day Life Transforming Course with Gurumatha Amma August 3-7 at Gaia Wellness Retreat

Divine Mother, Gurumatha Amma is an embodiment of love. She is a rare, precious gem. A self realized soul who constantly gives unconditionally so we can awaken to our highest self, come to know truth and live our life on purpose. Her grace and presence can be felt as soon as you meet her. Amma is a light, she is a pointer, a guide to your way.

Visit www.gurumathaamma.com for more details, videos, tours and past publications.

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Goddess Gathering
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Goddess Gathering

Goddess Time.... A full day of yoga, meditation, dancing, singing, playing in nature and sharing great food with a yummy vegetarian potluck buffet. Take time to connect with others on a deeper level and authentically with authentic relating. A day set a side to honour our Goddess connections, a sisterhood and nurturing what makes us unique, strong, beautiful and feminine. A place you can feel safe to be you, to explore and express your Goddess side and where you take time for self love.

Cost $50.

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Sound Healing Yoga at Awaken Ottawa
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Healing Yoga at Awaken Ottawa

Namaste Beautiful Souls. This month we are moving our much loved Beach Yoga indoors at Awaken Ottawa.

Stacey L.A. Sinclair will lead a gentle yoga and meditation class which is great for all levels while Rebecca White Raven will bring her crystal singing bowls and various other sound healing instruments and play live music and offer us a sound bath.

Bring a friend, the family, your mat and be prepared to be soothed and leave feeling relaxed.

Early Bird Price is $15 or $20 at the door.

Looking forward to connecting and growing at Awaken Ottawa, a heart-based living Center, a space to dive deeper into your yoga practice, a place to connect in community and to explore wellness.

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Week-End of Silence
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Week-End of Silence

Join us for a week-end of silence, gentle fasting which starts the week before the silence, yoga, meditation and kirtan. Silence is a great way to quiet the mind, gain clarity, take time for reflection and connecting with you Inner Guru. Making time for silence is very transformational. The weekend includes your lodging, food, activities and special guest.

Cost is $300. We need a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of ten students to host this silence weekend.

"The quieter you become, the more you hear". Ram Dass

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Monthly Community Yoga and Kirtan
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Community Yoga and Kirtan

Join us from 10-1 for Community Gathering Day. Yoga will start at 10 am and we will take time for meditation, singing, Q&A on spirituality and we will end with a lovely potluck, so please bring something vegetarian and something yummy to share. 

There is no set fee for the Community Days. A suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated. Don’t let money be a barrier, all are welcome. Namaste.

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Pop Up Yoga Flow with Handpan
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Pop Up Yoga Flow with Handpan

Join Stacey L.A. Sinclair for a pop up yoga flow class that is good for all levels. Rising Sun will play his Handpans and create a melodic ambiance for us all. We will close with a short meditation at the end. Please bring your yoga mat and anything else you need for your practice.

Suggested fee is $15 for early bird and $20 at the door.

1111 Bank St. at Awaken Ottawa

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Kirtan Sounds of the Soul
Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Kirtan Sounds of the Soul

Join Justine Hoang and Stacey L.A. Sinclair for Kirtan. Kirtan is a time to gather and sing from our heart, songs of healing, prayer, love and unity for all. 

Chanting is a beautiful spiritual practice and a very profound pathway to your highest self, your inner guru. 

Singing is an expression of the soul. Many feel such bliss, complete relaxation and freedom with chanting. 

6:30-7:30 - Kirtan w/ Stacey and Justine
730-8:00 - Meditation & Q&A Satsang with Spiritual Teacher - Corey Sheikh

A suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated but don’t let money be a barrier, all are welcome.

Location is at Awaken Ottawa, 1111 Bank St.

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Bhakti in the Woods Festival
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Bhakti in the Woods Festival

Bhakti in the Woods Festival 2018. A festival for the whole family, dedicated to initiating wholeness and anchoring light for all of humanity. A co-creation and celebration of Life on Earth through sacred sound and healing. This year is highlighting sustainability, on all fronts, as a point of growth and reference for evolving into the New Earth.

You will hear ancient and new chants, healing songs, laughter and the sounds of the birds. You will see new and old friends, treasures for the senses, gifts and products to support, taste foods and treats that will delight, and feel the wind, sun, stars all around. Experience what this festival has to offer through sacred music and programming that integrates all the elements. Upon leaving the festival, feel an awakened sense of community, belonging, and reverence for all things. Ending the summer here has never been so sweet!

For Tickets & Details: www.bhaktiinthewoods.com

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Yoga Week-end Immersion
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Yoga Week-end Immersion

Join, Justine Hoang (E-RYT 500), also known as Anjali Om and Stacey L.A. Sinclair RMT & Hatha Yoga Teacher, as they guide you, immerse you in a week-end of yoga.

Come explore all the branches in yoga and touch on the many benefits of yoga. Enjoy a week-end of poses (asana), meditation (dhyana), hand placements (mudra), breath work (pranayama), learn about yama and niyama and how to be mindful. 

In a time when many are stressed, anxious, tired, in pain, scattered without focus, yoga can help. Yoga, practiced regularly will help your range of motion, flexibility, strength, instil a feeling of peacefulness, calmness and clarity.

Invest this time for your-self. and your well-being. The more centred we are, the more we are connected with our self and the more we love our self, the more we have to offer to others.

Early Bird Price is $400 which includes accommodations, meals and all activities. Please register by June 1, 2018. We need a minimum of five and a maximum of ten to offer this retreat. 

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Ayurveda 101 Wellness and Yoga Retreat
Jun
21
to Jun 24

Ayurveda 101 Wellness and Yoga Retreat

Renu Chaudhary CAP, RNP, CCT joins us from Ecuador to share her Ayurvedic expertise with us. This is also an opportunity to get a basic Ayurvedic Certificate and 30 CEU.

Renu offers Ayurvedic consultations and treatment all over the world. She is an alumni member affiliated with the Centre for Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Healing, CAISH, in Toronto and she facilitates the Ayurvedic modality in YTT programs in Ecuador. She is also the author of Ayurveda To The Rescue.

During this week-end retreat, learn some basic ways to incorporate Ayurveda and Yoga into your life. Early bird Cost is $500 with no certificate and $700 for the certification including Renu's book. Registration must be done by June 3 and then pricing goes to $600 and $800 with certification. Price includes all course materials, activities, nourishing, fresh meals and lodging. 

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Chant-a-Thon
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Chant-a-Thon

Come out and enjoy a day of singing, chanting, dancing and supporting a great cause. This is the third annual 'fun'raiser for musical artists and kirtanyas at the 2018 Bhakti in the Woods Yoga and Music Festival.

The festival is a small, grassroots, non-corporate festival, so instead of linking with large corporations, we have WAY more fun hosting events like this one, bringing community, sound light healing and networking with smaller local Canadian companies, yoga studios and everything else yoga related! Artists supporting artists - it's a win-win situation!

Entry fee is $20. Bring some cash to enjoy donated and homemade treats, meals and beverages - hot and cold, over the course of the event. Supper hour will be 5-5:45pm and plates will be $10. Supper is vegetarian and vegan. Snacks and drinks available throughout the entire event also.

There will also be a silent auction going on throughout the day - full of luxurious and healthful offerings, donated by local partners. All donated items have a retail value of $100 or more, your bid may get you a super deal on your item! Silent auction ends at 6:45pm sharp, so stick around to place your bids!

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Kirtan & Meditation
May
12
4:30 PM16:30

Kirtan & Meditation

Join Justine Hoang and Myself for some divine singing at Adishesha Yoga Zone in Glebe. New to Kirtan? It's an opportunity to come out and sing, dance, play some instruments, relax and feel the bliss that comes from singing which is an expression of the soul. No experience is needed and each person has a unique sound to share, just come and experience what Kirtan is. We will sing for about 60-75 minutes, followed by a relaxing mediation. We will close the gathering with time to connect in great conversation while enjoying some tea and yummy snacks. Suggested donation is $20. "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." Plato

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Soap Making and Aromatherapy 101
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Soap Making and Aromatherapy 101

Love, fresh, natural soaps? Come learn how to make your own just in time for Mother's Day. Using high quality oils, essential oils, flowers, herbs and other natural additives, make a soap and body spray you and Mom will enjoy. Cost is $108. We need a minimum of five participants and a maximum of ten to run this workshop. 

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Fermenting for your Gut Workshop
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Fermenting for your Gut Workshop

Join us for a fun, hands on and tasty workshop on fermenting foods. We will explore Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Kefir. Be pre-pared to get your apron on and get to chopping, mixing and we will also chat about having a health gut while we enjoy some Kombucha. Workshop is from 1-5 and we need a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10. Cost is $85 which includes your jars, all ingredients and take home yummies. 

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Self Love Retreat
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Self Love Retreat

Join Jesyka Sinclair from Oh Delicious and myself for a week-end of nourishing your body, mind and soul through great food, yoga and time to relax. 

Jesyka will share some of her favourite dishes and give tips on how to create yummy, super healthy and nutritious meals that are easy and fun. She focuses on gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian meals. Visit her website at www.ohdelicious.ca

We will enjoy fresh ghee, juice, smoothies and nutritious meals. Jesyka will give a chat on how you can change your health and the world by what you eat and learn about your carbon footprint. 

Relax with daily yoga, meditation, journaling and time to connect in nature.

Early bird cost is $350 if registered by March. 25. After that, cost is $400. A minimum of 5 students is needed to run this retreat and a maximum of 10. 

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30-Day Love, Yoga and Wellness Challenge
Apr
1
to Apr 30

30-Day Love, Yoga and Wellness Challenge

The beginning of each new season is a great time to cleanse, de-clutter, detox, re-evaluate and re-boot. With spring in the air, I encourage you to join us for a 30-Day Challenge. You will be added to a private Facebook group, where we will check in each day for new challenges, touching on Love, Yoga and Wellness. For less than a cup of coffee a day, join us, $30, $1 a day to invest in you.

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Massage 101 for Friends, Family and Loved Ones
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Massage 101 for Friends, Family and Loved Ones

Come learn some basic massage techniques for a relaxing or therapeutic massage to share with the ones you love. This will be in a class setting with several tables. Everyone will have a chance to practice the techniques. We will also cover some pre-cautions, hydro therapy, aromatherapy and setting up a relaxing ambiance. Please bring a dinner as we will break for an hour and have time to enjoy great conversations and time to get to know each other. Cost is $200 or $350 per couple. We need a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of ten to host this event.

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Spring 7-Day Cleanse
Mar
23
to Mar 30

Spring 7-Day Cleanse

Spring is here and it's time to clean up! Join us for a cleanse. Choose a 1, 3 or 7 day option. You also choose whether you'd like to keep it easy and simple or more intense and challenging. Depending on your choice, we will focus on juicing, eliminating certain foods or food groups from your diet and possibly foods or drinks you are attached to or crave.

Cleansing is a great way to help eliminate toxins, give the body a break, to lose some weight, to look and feel great and gain some fresh energy. 

This can also be the first few steps in preparing you for our 30-Day Love, Yoga and Wellness Challenge which starts April 1-30. 

Book a 60 Minute Nutrition Consultation at the clinic or via zoom and we can discuss any health issues you are facing, your goals and what option you would like to chose. Cost is $90 for a one hour session. 

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Heal the Healer
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Heal the Healer

Whether you're a Therapist, a Social Worker, a Nurse, MD, PSW and so many other givers, take this time for you. Enjoy a week-end getaway. Take time for yoga, walks in nature, a soak in the hot tub, meditation, time to read, journal, reflect, enjoy some group sessions, nourishing meals prepared for you and one massage session. Cost is $400. A minimum of 5 participants are needed to host this retreat. 

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Valentine's Day Unconditional Love Retreat
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Valentine's Day Unconditional Love Retreat

Valentine's Day is all about love. Why not share a week-end with someone you love? Bring your best friend, your daughter or your soul mate. Take time to relax and enjoy quality time together and with a great group. Enjoy morning yoga, a chocolate truffle class, group meditation, some discussion on unconditional love, time to be playful with some unconditional love games and a weekend focused on heart based living. We will nourish our heart chakra, fill out love cup and hive the best gift of all, our time, now that says I love You. Cost is $400. A minimum of 5 participants are needed to host this retreat. 

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