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~ Rumi

Calendar of Events

We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. If you would like to register for one of the courses, workshops and events on the listings, or would like to organize a workshop in your own community, please contact me here. The workshops can be offered in English or French. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please let me know.

For all SuryaChandra spiritual concert and kirtan, information on our Fall offering 2013 or to book a kirtan in your community.

Visit us: SuryaChandra

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Barefoot Ecstatic Dance

Saturday, September 6, 2014
7:30-10pm

 
DANSpace
1531 Grafton St., 3rd Floor
$10 or pay what you can
children welcome
Info: 576-5170
 
Surrender to the music and open up
to spontaneous movement.
There is no right or wrong way of moving,
nor are you striving for a beautiful way of moving.
Let your unique dance of today emerge!

Children are welcome. Please come scent-free.

Cost: 10$ or pay what you can.

Dance is freedom!

http://barefootecstaticdance.blogspot.com

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Sound Healing, Mudras and the power of stillness

Wednesday September 10, 2014.

7-9pm
2 Joe Cracker road, Herring Cove.
For more info or to reserve a space: (902) 477-1075
Cost: 20$
Maximum 8 participants

For more info or to reserve a space: (902) 477-1075

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Yin-Yang yoga

Wednesday September 17, 2014.

7-9pm
2 Joe Cracker road, Herring Cove.
For more info or to reserve a space: (902) 477-1075
Cost: 20$
Maximum 8 participants

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Facial yoga


Sunday September 28, 2014
13:00- 17:00

There are over 30 muscles on the human head. These muscles are just as important to tone as the rest of the body. Our face is constantly exposed to the elements, and to the atmospheric pollutants of our environment. Our negligence in properly clearing away these toxins absorbed through the nose, mouth ears, skin and eyes, and our lack of proper facial exercises contributes to pre-mature aging. Especially at the Fall of our life cycle, when the skin slowly surrenders to the pull of gravity and the fabric of our body starts to soften, wrinkle and sag. 
Facial Yoga, based on the ancient beauty way of Ayurveda helps to naturally nurture the radiance of our skin. Through the yogic use of water, live plants, toning, stretching and relaxing facial exercises, learn an inexpensive, efficient and simple practice of caring for your facial tissues. This practice increases also mental clarity and the overall aliveness of our beings, by stimulating circulation. 
This afternoon will be a delectable, fun and nurturing space of caring for ourselves and others while learning a technique that you can practice by yourselves in less than 5 minutes, as needed.
Cost: 50$
Maximum 8 participants
Snacks provided
For more info or to reserve a space: (902) 477-1075

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Ongoing Hatha Yoga classes starts on September 24, 2014

Wednesday:
10:30 - 12:00 PM
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Canada Game Centre
26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-490-2400
http://www.halifax.ca/CanadaGamesCentre/facility/

More about Hatha Yoga »
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Ecstatic Body Posture


Friday September 19, 2014.

From 7 to 9:30pm

Our tribal ancestors have used various gestures, prayers, rhythms, and rituals to expand their mind beyond the realm of ordinary reality. Ecstatic practices were used and are still used today by cultures from around the world as a portal to connect the seen with the unseen. They are used to heal, to unify, and to ask for spiritual guidance. During this ritual we will prepare ourselves to journey into ecstatic trance. This includes establishing sacred space; meditation and breathing practices; and repetitive rhythm work with rattles or drum. Together, we will partake of the ritual through the use of ecstatic postures.

By donation

For more information on Ecstatic Body Posture visit: http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/

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Trance Dance Ritual


Saturday, November 8, 2014 (only one offered until September 2015)
7:30-10:30 p.m
DANSpace, 1531 Grafton Street
Cost: $15

(Bring a bandanna or scarf, yoga mat and blanket.)

Join the trance dance ritual as you journey from darkness to light. With the use of blindfolds, clear intention, a breathing technique called the breath of fire and a unique weaving of tribal rhythms, retrieve the source of your creative self as you tap into the spirit within.

“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come.  At the darkest moment comes the light.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                     – Joseph Campbell

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ShantiFest

Stay tuned for 2014 festival

Join us for a day of celebration through yoga and sacred chants!
Shanti means peace and the aim of this festival is to generate harmony within and around us.

Bring along with you, yoga mat, blanket, mug, plate and utensils to support a no waste festival.

Danspace, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax
From 9:30 am to 9:30 ish pm

By Donation

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Previous offerings

Yin Yoga and Sound Healing

Thursday November 28, 2013
7-9:15 pm
Cost: 20$
Space limited to 9 participants, please register before coming.

Yin Yoga is a deeply meditative practice in which you passively hold postures for an extended period of time in order to encourage the slow and safe opening and strengthening of connective tissues within the body. When combined with sound vibration, Yin Yoga becomes a powerful practice to energize the meridians, hydrate human tissue, regulate the breath and relax the nervous system. The sonic vibration dissolves physical and emotional obstruction, while stimulating the free flow of life-force energy throughout the whole being. As we hold a posture, we let the sound be our teacher, and we become a resonating chamber that is tuned to the cosmic pulse of the Universe.

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Divine Feminine:

Exploring the Creative, Nourishing power of Darkness


Saturday, November 30, 2013

At Avalon Gardens: 1199 Russia Road, Black Rock, (20 minutes north of Berwick)
 
The long and dark nites of this time of year invite us to  experience the more Yin aspect of our energy. Yin as in the receptive, feminine, soft, quiet, reflective, creative, watery, moon like, womb like energies. Through the practises of yoga, breath, ceremony and sounding we will cultivate and explore the soil of the soul, unveiling hidden aspects of ourselves and embracing the beauty and wisdom of Darkness. Maryz and Cheendana invite you in exploring supportive ways to nourish and celebrate our deep feminine nature in creative and intuitive approaches to stay in a tune with the flow of our lives, allowing our true expression and purpose to unfold.

Come to all or some of the day.
Bring journal, blanket, drums, rattles...
 
fees are as noted plus $10 for Lunch
Dinner will be Pot Luck
 
Yoga and Sound  Healing

10 am - 12 noon
A yogic journey into the inner landscape of our being. The journey will be accompanied by live soundscapes, including your own voice. An opportunity to delve deep into yourself in a playful nourishing way thru partner and group poses, exploring the source of creativity.
 
Cost: $15 - $30 (sliding scale)
Limited to 10 women

Grace and  Power,  Embracing the  Dark Goddess.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
As we slowly venture into the darkest time of the year, let's embrace this moment of introspection to explore the deep hidden undercurrent of our psyche, and find the  power of our true creative life-force.
Through prayer, chant, ritual, sacred movement, ecstatic body posture, creative writing and sharing, embody the full potential of your being.
Bring journal, pen .

Cost:  $30 - $45 (sliding scale)
Limited to 15 women

Dark Goddess chanting meditation evening

Join us under the soothing chamber of obscurity and connect with the nurturing and regenerative aspect of the Dark Goddess. The event will be a journey of stillness through meditation and chanting. The evening will start with grounding, toning and centering exercises. In total darkness, we will then chant the sacred sound of Aum for about 20 minutes. After each chanting practice, there will be a guided meditation. From the Universal mantra aum, will will chant the divine name of the dark Goddess as Kali and also Inanna. We will complete with a collective power chant. Bring along your drums and rattles and come celebrate the vital life force awakened through stillness, silence and sound healing.
 
7-9pm at Avalon Gardens Studio
Suggested Donation $10
 
To Register: Contact Cheendana at chee@somagardens.com
www.avalongardens.ca
902-702-0225

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Yin Yoga and Sound Healing

Thursday October 17, 2013
7-9:30pm
Location: 2 Joe Cracker Road, Herring Cove.
Cost: 20$
Space limited to 8 participants, please register before coming.

Yin Yoga is a deeply meditative practice in which you passively hold postures for an extended period of time in order to encourage the slow and safe opening and strengthening of connective tissues within the body. When combined with sound vibration, Yin Yoga becomes a powerful practice to energize the meridians, hydrate human tissue, regulate the breath and relax the nervous system. The sonic vibration dissolves physical and emotional obstruction, while stimulating the free flow of life-force energy throughout the whole being. As we hold a posture, we let the sound be our teacher, and we become a resonating chamber that is tuned to the cosmic pulse of the Universe.

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Lunar Goddess journey

Friday October 18, 2013
7:30 to 10 pm


Journey into the heart of the warrior Goddess! On October 18, the full Moon lunar eclipse in Aries will be a great time for us to draw upon courage and empowerment in our life. This evening will nurture the stillness necessary for you to tap into a new level of awareness. Through meditation, chanting and Goddess rituals, allow yourself to ease into your greatest potential! 

Where: 2 Joe Cracker, Herring Cove.

By donation

E-mail to reserve your space: yogicweaver@gmail.com

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Coming Aum, chanting evening

Friday September 13, 2013
7-9pm
By donation

As the busy time of the year churn our core to action, let's immerse ourselves in the soothing chambers of our beings and chant the Universal sound of Aum together. We will simply chant together for 1: 30 hour the sacred mantra Aum. We will start the evening by setting intention and warming up exercises.

"Om is the primordial throb of the universe. It is the sound form of Atma (Consciousness)." 
                                                                                     - Maitri Upanishad

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Ecstatic Body Posture

Friday September 20, 2013. From 7 to 9:30pm

Our tribal ancestors have used various gestures, prayers, rhythms, and rituals to expand their mind beyond the realm of ordinary reality. Ecstatic practices were used and are still used today by cultures from around the world as a portal to connect the seen with the unseen. They are used to heal, to unify, and to ask for spiritual guidance. During this ritual we will prepare ourselves to journey into ecstatic trance. This includes establishing sacred space; meditation and breathing practices; and repetitive rhythm work with rattles or drum. Together, we will partake of the ritual through the use of ecstatic postures.

By donation

For more information on Ecstatic Body Posture visit: http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/

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Animistic Yoga

Monday September 23, 2013

7-9:45pm

The foundation of Animistic Yoga lies in the awareness that all things are infused with a communicative life-force. Our yogic and shamanic ancestors named specific postures and movements after animals, elements, plants, and deities that provided them with profound insight. During this workshop and practice we will explore and intimately connect with postures --their spiritual meaning; their animistic wisdom; and the symbols behind the physical alignment. Breath work, meditation, rituals, movement, and music will help us develop deep intuitive connections with what these postures have to teach us.

Cost: 20$, 10$ for people who already have an animistic yoga deck.
Call or e-mail to register at 477-1075 or e-mail at maryse_thuot@yahoo.ca

Location: Our house in Herring Cove

* If you have a deck, please bring it to the workshop, along with a journal and pen.

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Trance Dance Ritual

Saturday, September 28, 2013 (only one offered until September 2014)
7-10 p.m.
DANSpace, 1531 Grafton Street
Cost: $12

(Bring a bandanna or scarf, yoga mat and blanket.)

Join the trance dance ritual as you journey from darkness to light. With the use of blindfolds, clear intention, a breathing technique called the breath of fire and a unique weaving of tribal rhythms, retrieve the source of your creative self as you tap into the spirit within.

“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come.  At the darkest moment comes the light.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                     – Joseph Campbell


More about Trance Dance Ritual

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