This multi purpose space is to share the things in life which offer delight, inspiration and education.
Mindfulness meditation is the art being with what is happening - just as it is. The Buddha described this practice as: “going against the stream” a radical shift in perspective, not following our habits, but simply being with.
This exploratory workshop will tease apart ancient teachings for our uncertain and modern time. We will explore mindfulness meditation techniques, philosophy, and how to bring mindful awareness into our daily life. When we develop a willingness to be curious and open to what is happening, there a possibility of deep understanding and self-compassion.
Offered in the spirit of Dana - Generosity:
In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. We, as practitioners get to also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from freely the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not the teacher and studio but also the Sangha, and your own practice.
As space is limited please be sure to register for this event, you can do so by emailing email@example.com, calling or texting 780-421-9444.
About Kat Boehm
Kat’s practice of both Yoga and Meditation deepened while exploring India, Nepal, Tibet, and Burma. Travel became a spiritual journey in which she discovered trust, passion and devotion towards the teachings of the Buddha and Yoga.
Her appreciation of refined movement has opened her up to many modalities of practice, wanting the body to be as functional and healthy as possible. Kat’s journey of meditation, has taken her on many silent retreats. She sincerely believes that it is in simplicity and solitude where we connect deeply to compassion and wisdom.
Kat continues to practice, teach and study the movement of both the body and the mind. She thrives on walking barefoot, hiking mountains, riding her bike, cuddling with her cat and eats way too much chocolate!
To support the clearing which brings fresher perspectives, more creativity and more closet space,I'm having a clothing swap on January 27 at 11:00AM. The swap will start after class.
Gather your gently used but still lovable, wearable items to be traded, swapped, or just cleared out of your closet. All remaining items will be donated to a local charity.
Orit is a dedicated singer/songwriter who has been travelling the world and performing for almost a decade. She has 8 albums released and 2 more on the way. She is also a writer, a cook, a beautiful friend, and so much more. I am very proud to have her back to perform again, this time in the beautiful intimate space that is the new Shanti.
House concerts are special as they are more cozy and intimate. Being devoted to community and a lover of good music, it's a perfect pairing.
I hope you can join us for an enthralling evening of music, snacks and wonderful people! Please feel free to BYOB.
Tickets are $25 and are sold in advance only.
Please contact me if you would like to join us for for what is sure to be a delightful evening! Doors open at 7 for mingling. Show starts at 8:00PM.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Make it a retreat. Smooth your nerves, treasure yourself, and relish this age & stage in your life.
It’s an especially magical night, since Shanti is moving locations this spring. This will be our last chance to witness that astounding double sunset that streams through Shanti’s windows and kiss these beloved hardwood floors goodbye. Let’s light our candles and lanterns one last time together at this particular location that is teeming with all of our memories, tears, giggles, and deep lessons, before we welcome in Shanti’s next new location.
6:00-7:30 pm All-levels yoga class & philosophy teaching on “Aging.” It sounds like a sad topic, but it’s actually beautiful, hopeful, & tender! How does yoga philosophy make sense of aging? What does it mean to age? What does yoga philosophy offer us to help process our own aging and each other’s?
7:30-8:00 pm Simple mouth-watering meal: warm, buttery-tasting masala dosas, which are somehow vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. These are individually wrapped for each of you so that you can move around, sit where you want, get a breath of fresh air, or take it with you to go if you need to leave early.
8:00-9:00 pm Gentle yoga class & final meditation to lift our spirits & fill us with refreshed hope.
$60 (total) to register for this Cherishing Night of Yoga.
Since Shanti is moving that week, please contact Zoe Stikeman directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-922-9642
To register and reserve your spot before it fills up, please send Zoe an e-transfer to that same email address (email@example.com) in the amount of $60 (total). Then Zoe will email you to thank you for your payment, and to confirm that you are officially registered.
SPACE IS LIMITED:
In the past, these special retreats have usually filled up very quickly. And it’s always heartbreaking when some people aren't able to attend due to space. So if I were in your shoes, I wouldn't wait to contact Zoe and register.
If a schedule conflict arises for you (travel, illness, childcare, etc), then please do send in a friend/relative/neighbour to enjoy your spot in your place that night. Do take the time to line up a possible loved one who might like to attend instead.
Otherwise, we can gladly offer a 50% refund up until April 16.
Unfortunately, I hope that you understand that we cannot offer any refund on a cancellation made on April 17th.
We look forward to seeing your shining faces on Tuesday April 18th, from 6:00-9:00 pm.
GoTrueNorth bring you....
A Winter Wonderland - A Ski-Art-Yoga Adventure Retreat
Pure Awareness Retreat Centre, Winfield Alberta
Length 3 Days
GoTrueNorth and Rene Johnson, proud owner of Shanti Yoga, are gathering at the Pure Awareness Retreat Centre for a weekend winter adventure! If you love snow shoeing/cross country skiing, love hanging with like-minded people who love the outdoors, do yoga, and generally live life to the fullest, you’ve found your tribe! Get ready to experience complete bliss while you stay in beautiful 4 person cabins, ski 5km of trails, create art and practice yoga in a warm studio. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to your next adventure!
All levels of skiers, artists and yogis are welcome.
Retreat dates are February 10-12, 2017
Check in is Friday, February 10th, 2017 – 6:30pm
Check out is on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 – 2:00pm
The Retreat Includes:
* all yoga classes
* accommodation for 2 night in beautiful heated wooden cabin
* food for the entire weekend
* sip of art (includes all painting equipment)
* jaw massages from all the smiling you’ll be doing! just kidding, you’ll have to do that yourself.
* a beautiful rustic true north yoga journal
Check in 6pm
Fresh out of the Oven Pizza Dinner
8PM Opening Ceremony & Candlelight Meditation
9:00am-9:45am – Light Breakfast
10:15am-11:30am – Wake Up Flow Yoga
11:45am-1pm - Fresh Lunch
Noon-5pm – Ski/Snowshoe/Painting/Reiki
5:00pm - 6:30pm Yummy Dinner
6:30pm-8:00pm - Yin/Restorative Yoga.... Deep Relaxation
9-11pm - Laughs, stories and smiles.
9:00am-9:45am – Fresh Breakky
10:15am-11:30am – Slow Hatha Yoga
11:45am-1pm - Tasty Lunch
1-2pm Closing Ceremony & Goodbye Hugs!
* all times are scheduled to change. We are flexible!
Cost and Registration information:
Cost is listed per person. GST Excluded.
If you’re PAYING IN FULL:
EARLY BIRD PRICING $375 + GST (must be paid on or before December 28, 2016)
REGULAR PRICING $399 + GST (if paid in full after December 28, 2016)
If you’re PAYING A DEPOSIT and your BALANCE:
A DEPOSIT of $175 is required to reserve your spot.
Your retreat BALANCE: (must be paid in full on or before January 11, 2017)
EARLY BIRD BALANCE $200 + GST
REGULAR PRICE BALANCE $224 +GST
Buy your tickets here:
E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (Save web registration fee)
Limited to 12 spots.
Join Rene Johnson and Marcus Fung along with the beautiful faces of Shanti for a solstice celebration filled with the melodious sounds of singing bowls and a yoga practice fully supported for restoration.
In the darkest of dark we start to see the light of who we are. In quiet; through stillness and restoration we can contemplate where we have been and which direction to go next.
The art of meditation is a time to slow down and bask in silence, a time to become still within yourself.
Join is for an afternoon of practice - simply opening and allowing the present moment to unfold naturally and develop awareness of what is happening.
Come and sit with community, expanding our common interest of compassion, understanding and ease within the heart and mind.
This afternoon of meditation will be offered by Dana or generosity of the Heart This is a special time to expand our practice to include giving willingly from our highest intention.
* please note regular Mindfulness Meditation class cancelled.
Kat has been exploring meditation since 1997. Recently she has sat an annual 3 month silent retreat and continues to be guided by her core teachers. She has been teaching both Yoga and Meditation at Shanti Yoga Studio since 2007, and has a voracious love of dark chocolate!
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditative journey through the layers of our being. (physical, energetic, mental/emotional, intellectual/wisdom, bliss) It is a systematic guided method of meditation.
Through direct experience with each of these layers, in a deeply relaxed state, you are able to transcend your conscious mind and access your sub-conscious... which allows you to release stored programs and belief systems that you no longer need. You will also connect deeply into the wisdom and truth of your heart revealing pathways for effecting lasting change in your life. You are able to plant the seed of your deepest intention into the receptive, relaxed mind/body and create that which you truly desire for your life.
Yoga Nidra is deeply relaxing and offers many healing benefits to your mind/body:
- encourages exploration of the inner realms
- opportunity to become more embodied
- increases inner strength & personal power
- clearing of unconscious belief patterns
- shifts in limited thinking
- awakening of creativity
- counteracts stress
- release of blocked energy and healing
You will be guided from your waking "beta brain wave state" into a slower brain state called "Alpha brain wave state" where you can experience the authentic self which is not attached to the personality... In this deeply relaxed state you are able to experience higher levels of intuition, creativity and healing.
Tracking time in the alpha state offers you the effects of deep sleep. It has been proven that a 30 minute Nidra practice is equivalent to a 4 hour restful sleep.
This practice will leave you feeling recharged, grounded, rested and with a greater sense of wholeness.
Please pre register!
Richard is coming to Shanti to share his talents and make us all great dancers. Ok maybe not, but we will all have a great time for sure!
Richard Andries has become one of the key driving forces within the Hip Hop dance scene in Edmonton and across Alberta for the past 15 years. With his high energy classes and his passion for the art, he continues to share his vision of the positivity of hip hop culture in everyday life. His personal style is heavily influenced by the foundation of hip hop dancing; popping, locking, breaking, house, etc, and newer forms such as Krump, and Street. For this reason, he has sought out and trained with many of the founders and influential figures of these styles such as: Popin’ Pete, Suga Pop, Mr. Wiggles, Caleaf Sellers, Bradley Rapier, Duece and many more. In 2005, he was chosen to assist Bradley Rapier at the 2005 Dance Xtreme convention in Detroit. Richard and his company, “Rhythmic Flow Productions” (alongside Urban Metropolis) have produced shows with the Jabbawockeez, Super Cr3w, Fanny Pak, and Supreme Soul, from America’s Best Dance Crew where his own crew, White Chocolate opened the shows. Chris Brown, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Ginuwine, Sean Paul, Kreesha Turner, The Game, Nelly Furtado, Obie Trice, 112, Boyz II Men, Fabolous, K-Ci & JoJo, Chingy, Sean Desmond, Massari, Gary Beals,Rochester, and Snoop Dogg are just a few of the other international acts that Richard has opened for while performing with White Chocolate. White Chocolate along side Fly Girls were also featured at the 2009 Grey Cup pre game show.White Chocolate was also featured as the only Hip-Hop group to perform at Alberta’s Centenniel event where the Queen of England was in attendance. Richard also stars in the hit music video “Bounce With Me” by Kreesha Turner, which was directed by world renowned director, Little X. He has accompanied Canadian artists Kayle and Gary Beals as a background dancer and has toured Europe with Urban Metropolis, and 4 Korners the Toronto Raptor's official DJ's. He has also toured across Canada with Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, and The Game. With his dynamic style and energetic choreography Richard maintains the true techniques of hip hop including Popping, Locking, Breaking, Tutting and more.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and of course....DANCING!
You must pre register for this class. You can do that by calling 780-421-9444,email us at email@example.com, or stop in 10026-102 St.
It happens every spring. After the joy and jubilation of being able to play outside comes the aches and pains in areas we forgot we had. It comes as a bit of a shock to our bodies this shift to suddenly gardening, biking, running, hiking, along with all the other outdoor activities we love. Even for those that stay active through the winter; the spring is often accompanied by stiff muscles and creaky joints.
This extended practice will help our bodies through this rocky transition with a combination of gentle movement and passive, supported stretches for the shoulders, back, and hips. Take two hours to relax and restore so you can get on with enjoying our beautiful Edmonton summer.
This practice is suitable for beginners, experienced students, and especially beneficial for those with active lifestyles.
Cost: $30 (includes GST)
Please register in advance at http://www.shantiyogastudio.ca/events or call 780-421-9444
Tori's classes are always a fun and eclectic environment. She delights in teaching people who, like her, never thought yoga was something they could do let alone enjoy. Tori has a degree in social work from the University of Calgary and has been teaching yoga since 2008; when she would never again work anywhere that required her to sit for eight hours a day.
Join us for an afternoon of sitting Meditation, loving presence and relaxation. The art of Mindfulness is learning to be with life as it is, riding the waves of change - thoughts, feelings and emotions - with ease and openness. We will explore how to embrace all aspects of ourselves and life, resting in silence and contemplation.
Offered in the spirit of Dana, Generosity:
In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; in the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the Sangha, and your own practice.
Please register in advance at http://www.shantiyogastudio.ca/events or call 780-421-9444
Join Rene Johnson in examining the architecture of the foot. Learning how to properly activate the feet to create a healthy, strong foundation for walking, standing and balancing in life. We will also examine how the proper foot action helps support us in seated postures as well as inversions.
There will also be a little foot pampering and toe stretching.
Cost $40 (includes GST)
Please register in advance at http://www.shantiyogastudio.ca/events or call 780-421-9444
Bring us your worn but still awesome cloths and in exchange take home a new spring wardrobe! This of course extends to shoes, jewelry, books... (then stay and check out the new class ;)
The clothing swaps are a great community event! Come and chat with those faces you see in classes, but maybe have never talked to. It it's a nice day we can hang out on the roof and have tea! If you don't have anything to exchange, come and sift through the piles and take home some treasures. If you can't stay feel free to drop things off.
Everything left over get donated!
Come and sit with us!
The sitting practice of mindfulness meditation gives us the opportunity to become more present with ourselves just as we are. Join us for an afternoon of Mindfulness Meditation with a group of like-minded friends.
The afternoon will be a wonderful opportunity to replenish both your body and mind through the art of Meditation, deep rest, active listening and self-compassion.
This afternoon is offered by Dana:
In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; in the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger Dharma community, and your own practice.
Kat has travelled to India, Nepal, Thailand, Burma and Boston to study, sit, walk, practice, hike, and just learning to be. She did her first silent ten-day retreat in India in 1997, and has been a dedicated student since.
In the winter months the self care our bodies and minds all crave is often in short supply. Indulge in your want to slow down and do less with this restorative yin practice set to soothing live music.
This gentle practice will be suitable for beginners, experienced students, and especially beneficial for those with some stress in their lives. Postures will focus on relieving tension and bringing ease into our low back and hips while the accompanying music will help calm the mind and uplift the spirit.
This collaborative workshop is taught by Tori Lunden with live music performed by Kate Blechinger.
Kate Blechinger is an inventive and charismatic Edmonton based vocalist, arranger, and composer. Kate can be found performing regularly around Edmonton with her quartet, with The Jivin' Belles, and teaching Kindermusik and private lessons at a variety of music studios. In 2015, Kate had the distinct pleasure of presenting at "Court & Spark: An International Symposium on the Work of Joni Mitchell" in Lincolnshire, UK about her interpretations of Joni Mitchell's music.
Tori's classes are always a light-hearted and inclusive environment. She delights in teaching people who, like her, never thought yoga was something they could do or enjoy. Her emphasis on positive body awareness and respect for individual needs allow everyone to practice in a way that feels safe, accessible, and beneficial.
Sunday, February 28
6 - 8:30PM
Please register in advance
The Heart beats on long after Valentines…
Join Jacqueline Krossa at Shanti Yoga to explore the art of Monotype.
Monotype painting pairs well with Wine and snacks, which will be provided.
Learn this technique to create your own work of “heart” to take home!
Investment $75 (all supplies incl)
No experience necessary.
Saturday, February 27 at 3:30 - 7:00PM
Are your shoulders tense and tight? Does your lower back ache? Sometimes all it takes to keep your body happy and your mind calm are the simple things.
In this workshop we will be using small rubber balls to work out stress and tight spots from your hands to feet and everywhere in-between. These simple and effective massage techniques will help to reduce pain, improve mobility and keep tension at bay. You will find muscles you didn’t know you had (and relief you didn’t know you needed!).
You will receive your own ball to bring home to maintain a self-care routine for whole body health and happiness.
Cost $35 +GST
Join us as we celebrate solstice with a candle lit restorative practice led by Rene Johnson. Relax and be soothed by the wonderful healing sounds Created by Marcus Fung.
Quiet your busy mind, set aside obligations and take time for yourself to de-stress. This wonderful world we live in can leave us feeling anxious, emotional and disconnected. Come feel the deep physical and emotional benefits of slowing down and connecting with community.
Pre registration is essential as space and props are limited.