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Spiritual concert and kirtan with SuryaChandra this Saturday
Saturday December 8 at All Yoga, Dartmouth
Time: 7 -8:30pm
SuryaChandra (the Sun and the Moon), will transport you into the healing vibrations of sacred chants. The evening will start with a 30 minutes concert of spiritual hymns followed by a one hour kirtan (call and response chanting), all accompanied with various instruments (sitar, harmonium, harp, israj, oud, cello, Celtic bouzouki, acoustic bass and guitar, banjo, darbouka, drone flute, hand percussions). SuryaChandra offers a colorful spiritual journey, and a taste of the infinite ways to connect with the Universal.
$20/person, $30/pair, or $40/family.
Maryz will also have her Oracle Yoga Cards for sale at 25$ a deck. They make great Chistmas gift for yogis.
At All Yoga, Suite 230, 250 Baker Drive, Dartmouth
Register online at http://www.allyoga.ca/bliss/schedule/workshops/?options%5Bids%5D=1344, or call 407-4325
8 weeks program
Starting Monday October 1 to November 19, 2012
From 7 to 9:30pm
120$ or 100$ (if registered before September 24.)
Maximum participants: 10, Full
Location: in Herring Cove, N.S
Come explore, through the sacred healing arts, the inner temple of your being. Through rituals, yoga, meditation, journaling, sound healing, creativity, sharing...we will tap into the hidden potential resting in our very core. As 2012 bring great shifts on an individual and collective level, this program is designed to ground, nurture, energize and centre ourselves in the most creative way so we may enter this new cycle with our full potential.
Ecstatic Body Posture
Friday November 23, 2012. 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.
For more information on Ecstatic Body Posture visit: http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/
Animistic Yoga deck launch and kirtan
Sunday November 25
Time:5-7pm Yoga Oracle Cards Launch- 7-9pm kirtan
You are invited to the launch of “Animistic Yoga Deck; Embodying Nature’s Wisdom”, a monumental piece of work by Maryz and Viki Ogden that stretched over the last seven years. The inspirational deck includes 41 oracle Yoga cards, each of which features wonderful artwork, a clear guidance on how to perform a specific posture, and a contemplation to help increase our connection with the essence of the posture. The decks will be available for purchase at $25. They make an excellent Christmas gift.
The launch will occur at 2, Joe Cracker Road (off Ketch Harbour Road), in Herring Cove, from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday November 25. Snacks will be provided. This will be followed by satsang (meditation and call-and-response mantra chanting) from 7 to 9 PM. Pierre is celebrating 30 years of mantra chanting this season, and the evening will be featuring chants (chanting sheet included) that he learned during his spiritual honeymoon in the fall of 1982, which are still dearest to him. This will be followed by a finger snack potluck around the fire stove. As we will be away in Asia all winter, this will be our only satsang at home this year.
Barefoot Ecstatic Dance
Saturday December 15
7-10pm- Special craft sale from local artists from 7-8pm(Artists arrive at 6:45 for set-up)
Barefoot ecstatic dance is a creative experience where you are invited to surrender to the music and open up to spontaneous movement. There is no right or wrong way of moving, nor are you striving for a beautiful way of moving. Let your unique and authentic dance of today emerge as you move around the room.
Children are welcome.
Cost: 10$ or pay what you can.
Dance is freedom!
Ongoing Hatha Yoga classes
10:30 - 12:00 PM
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Canada Game Center
26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Trance Dance Ritual
Saturday, December 1, 2012
DANSpace, 1531 Grafton Street
Cost: $12 (For all dancers that came on November 10 Trance Dance, half price 6$)
(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.
Solstice Oming, meditation and Pagan Chants
Friday December 21, 2012, 7 to midnight.
To celebration the 2012 Winter Solstice, we will chant together for an hour the sacred mantra Aum, followed by meditation and a sound circle of Pagan chants. This will be followed by finger snack potluck. Come with your friends and family. Bring your instruments for the Pagan chant circle and come honor the darkest night of the year and the shift towards the light of consciousness.
“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
Yin Yoga and Sound Healing
Thursday December 12, 2012
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.