In-person Workshop Offerings
Therapeutic-Ancestral Sound Baths
Traditional wisdom, ancient practices, and more recently modern science, tell us that the essential nature of our material world is vibration. In these sessions we will engage in a fundamental exploration of the vibrational aspects of rejuvenation and attunement of the physical, energetic, and subtle bodies using sound as our main tool to open a pathway for activating self-healing possibilities, clearing, and releasing wounds and stuck energy. Practitioners use traditional instruments, vocal toning that includes Mantras (seed sounds) and other earth-based vocalization, what we call “Earth instruments”, and harmonics for this immersive experience. The attunement will be focused on the major Nadis (energy channels) and 7 main Chakras (energy centers).
(For Individuals, partners/duos, small groups, and organizations. Minimum one 1hr session. Packages Available)
Making Friends With Yourself: A Yummy Blend of Yogic, Meditative, and Earth-Based Practices
A blend of ancient wisdom traditions and holistic mind-body practices to help support working with the of complexities in our journeys today. The combination of asana (poses, *including CHAIR yoga poses upon request), pranayama (specialized breathwork), meditative practices from different traditions, contemplative introspection, creative intuition, earth-based elemental practices, and compassion practices are used to supporting individual and collective healing. The facilitators bring with them their cultural and spiritual ancestors of Africa, Tibet, Peru, South Asia and Turtle Island.
(For small groups and organizations. Minimum one 1hr session. Packages Available)
Contemplative Design for Energy Clearing and Manifesting
Using design, craft, sacred gifts from the earth, chakra-energy work, contemplative practices, and the support of the facilitator, you envision and create your own ancestral Power Object. Through our process of Contemplative Design, we work together to harness, manifest, release, and transform through the power of objects and your innate wisdom.
(For partners/duos, small groups, and organizations. Minimum one 1hr sessions. Packages Available)
Equity, Racial Healing, and Community Wellness
Are you wanting to infuse your personal journey, organization, business or school with principles of equity development, compassion-empathy, and community wellness? We offer a heart-centred, contemplative, and embodied approach to un-layering and un-learning the multiple dimensions of equity, implicit bias, and relational racism through our AIR Health + Wellness framework. AIR Health + Wellness was developed using an integration of traditional wisdom teachings, transpersonal-relational Western Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, Earth-based practices, and long-term intensive personal practice.
AIR Health + Wellness sessions offer participants:
- The opportunity to connect with deeper individual and collective healing by learning and practicing skills to work with difficult emotions, habitual patterns, and traumatic impacts connected to relational racism, structural racism, cultural appropriation, and colonization
- The support in developing useful internal strategizing tools to develop confidence, understanding, and a practice that helps you embody the values that you want to live connected to individual, community, and organizational equity development
- The understanding that this is an on-going process that takes dedication, exertion, and a desire to engage deeply in order to create meaningful impact and sustainability
- Bridging self-compassion, what we call relational and community compassion, play, and creative engagement at the heart of our process
(For individuals, small groups, and organizations. Minimum two 1hr sessions. Packages Available)
You Are Here: Exploring the Impacts of Cultural Appropriation and Yoga
Much of the Yoga practices in the Western Hemisphere is deeply entangled with colonization, cultural appropriation, and capitalism. There is often a focus on practicing the physical postures of Yoga without any knowledge or regard for the many practices that make Yoga a whole spiritual path or the cultures, religions, and regions Yoga is rooted in. Although there are no easy answers or solutions to shifting some of these painful and harmful dynamics, practitioners can collectively begin to better honour and acknowledge this practice, loved by many, by learning more about and acknowledging Yoga’s cultural roots, histories, and current conditions, and meanings. We can also explore the ways that power works to privledge Western capitalist Yoga, while simultaneously devaluing Yoga’s vast practice developed in South Asia and Africa. You will be guided through a series of contemplations and activities to help you locate yourself in the complexity of contemporary yoga practice.
(For individuals, partners/duos, small groups, and organizations. Minimum two 1hr sessions. Packages Available.)
Self-Healing Through the Chakras
This series focusses on accessing the energetic centers in our beings as an avenue to open and clear old wounds, and nourish and replenish the being with deep cellular and energetic self-healing possibilities. We share a practice that is focused on meditation, pranic flow, and listening to the wisdom of the body and energetic being. The process is combines mediations, Yoga asana/poses, pranayama/breathwork, introduction to nada yoga/sound yoga and foundational yogic teaching of the chakras and our energetic bodies (panch koshas)
(For individuals, partners/duos, small groups, and organizations. Minimum six 1hr sessions. Packages Available)