Freedom

with David Good & Stacey Hauserman — May 26

Freedom

Freedom for your nervous system and Freedom for LGBTQI people escaping persecution.

Join David Good and Stacey Hauserman for this deeply restorative fundraising class. The clinicians of Octopus Garden Wellness Clinic will be proving hands-on treatment to deepen and enhance your restorative process throughout this class.

We will also be holding a silent auction where you can bid on treatments from our incredible therapists.

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Evolving Your Yoga – Book Signing

with Barrie Risman — June 5th

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We’re thrilled to be hosting Barrie Risman for an evening of Evolving Your Yoga. You’ll leave inspired and ready to deepen your practice with this “yoga retreat in a book!” Evolving your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice, with foreword by Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is an inspiring and practical guide for yoga study and practice. More than just a “how-to” book Evolving Your Yoga is a manual for self-discovery and transformation.

Copies of the book are available on Amazon. Come get yours signed by the author herself.

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Samatva – Album Release and Yoga Class

with Jay Andrews & Talib Hussain — June 8th

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Join percussionist, producer and yogi Jay Andrews for the release of his second album ‘Samatva.’ This collection of 8 songs written for Yoga’s subtler practices such as Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Savasana and Yoga Nidra, is also perfect for spa and bodywork contexts and to support your self-care practice.

This 2-hour album release event, led by Jay with assistance from Pat Harada Linfoot and David Good, will combine Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Reiki with Talib Hussain, and a live experience of Jay’s new album. Settle, restore, relax and let go.

Admission includes a free Digital copy of the new album, Samatva.

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Urban Retreat – Menopause

with Jennifer Helland, Pat Harada Linfoot, YuMee Chung, Maya Goldenberg & Dr. Angela Warburton — June 15th

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This all-day urban retreat is dedicated to celebrating menopause and the years that follow. Join Jennifer Helland, Pat Harada Linfoot, YuMee Chung, Maya Goldenberg and Angela Warburton as they weave together their expertise and passion for women’s health to offer you an abundant day of education and self-care. Gain confidence, knowledge and new tools to support the physical, mental and emotional changes that happen as you journey through menopause and beyond.

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Urban Retreat – PMS

with Jennifer Helland, Pat Harada Linfoot, Maya Goldenberg & Dr. Lara Jacob — June 22nd

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This all-day urban retreat is dedicated to every woman who suffers from PMS or wants to learn more about their monthly cycle. Join Jennifer Helland, Pat Harada Linfoot, Maya Goldenberg, and Dr. Lara Jacob as they weave together their expertise and passion for women’s health to offer you an abundant day of education and self-care. Gain knowledge and new tools to decrease PMS symptoms and support your monthly cycle.

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Puppy Yoga

with puppies — June 29th

Puppy Yoga

Join us for this special yoga class to support Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

This class will be literally going to the dogs!

Did you know that Dog Guides are trained to assist with more than blindness and visual impairments? Lions Foundation of Canada trains seven types of Dog Guides to help with a wide range of disabilities. To learn more, or to make a life-changing donation, please visit www.dogguides.com.

Note: All proceeds from this class will go to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

This was a sold out event last time. Tickets will go fast! Scoop yours up at Eventbrite for either the 9:30am or the 10:30am class.

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Transgender Cultural Competency for Yoga Teachers

with Tobias Wiggins — July 7th

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This workshop will support yoga teachers and somatic healing practitioners in facilitating a safer space for transgender* people in their classes and studios.

Together, we collaboratively develop the capacity to better understand, effectively communicate with, and hold space for this marginalized population. This in-depth session covers basic terminology, elaborates upon transgender people’s common experience of yoga studios, and provides tangible strategies for genuine transgender cultural competency and inclusion. We will also explore techniques for addressing gendered issues as they arise in yoga spaces including non-defensive listening and how to advocate for change.

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Yoga in Dufferin Grove Park

with Octopus Garden — Sundays in July & August

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Stroll on over to Dufferin Grove Park on Sundays in July and August (weather permitting) to join a rotating roster of our teachers for a FREE, tree-canopied practice from 10:30am to 11:30am. Bring a mat and meet near the Jenna K. Morrison Reflexology Footpath.

Rain days will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram.