From Ideals to Action – Shaping 2021

Jan. 9, 1-2:30 pm and 4-6 pm Eastern

Join us for this virtual Zoom retreat, looking at your learnings of 2020 and from the perspective of where you are now, envision where your ideals will lead you in 2021. Through the practices of Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Light & Mantra, you will draw, dance and reflect to bring forth your vision for 2021.

Dress comfortably and have your yoga mat, journal, pen and crayons nearby.

 

Cost: $60 (A sliding scale is available for those who are financially restricted)

To register in advance please go to:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodeiprjssHtK7Fsx7CZcHhAWoaZGpR57T

PAYMENT

Please contact Erna at ernaherwig@gmail.com if you need to take advantage of the reduced price available for those experiencing financial constraints.

Receipts available upon request.

To send an e-transfer please use:  ernaherwig@gmail.com

To send a cheque please mail to: Erna Herwig, 2951 Riverside Drive, apt 214, Ottawa, K1V 8W6

If sending a cheque, make it payable to Yasodhara Yoga Ottawa.

Past Events

Fall 2020

Join Swami Samayananda for Online classes that will bring together Yasodhara Yoga people from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.

Please register before noon Nov. 5.

 

 

 

Straight Walk

November 6, 7-9pm EST

Straight Walk involves walking meditation done with observation and concentration. You take steps, literally and symbolically, to listen intuitively, to understand your perception and to gain a new perspective.

 

 

 

Living In The Light
November 7, 1-2:30pm; 4-6pm EST
How do I more fully open to my potential – bringing it to life in my day? This retreat will include a variety of practices including visualisation, meditation,

 

 


Kundalini by zoom – The Yoga of Healing

Thursdays, September 17 to November 12, 6:30 to 8pm

“The power of healing is that even though we are in a painful situation, we don’t flinch. We incorporate, we embrace.” (Swami Radhananda)

We hope you can join us for this Kundalini session where you will learn to bring calm, focus and clarity to your mind so you can act from your highest ideals and face life without fear.

Cost $16/class. $144 for 9 week session.Student & Income based discounts available. Payment details will be conveyed to participants by email.

 

To join the class please contact Marcia marciabamber@gmail.com. If you are new to our group, please contact Marcia or Joan (gamblej@sympatico.ca) for an orientation.


Winter 2020

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Ecological Grief: A Pathway to Resilience, Self and Earth Care

Saturday March 28, 1-5

Postponed due to COVID-19

Registration required, see below.

How can we face the climate emergencies and resulting suffering on Earth with clear eyes and an open heart? How can we strengthen resilience as we deepen our capacity to act for a just and sustainable world?

Introductory workshops are now scheduled in the Ottawa region. These events provide a roadmap to metabolize pain into courage, compassion and creativity—qualities that allow us to respond with wisdom and integrity.

Bring your concerns, your fears, your grief, your love, your rage, your not knowing.

March 28th, 1 – 5 pm Surround Circle Yoga

Ages 15 & up
Suggested donation: $40 – $80
Registration required by March 25th: https://www.griefintogrowth.com/event-details/ecological-grief-a-pathway-to-resilience-self-and-earth-care

Questions? email: griefintogrowth@gmail.com

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PAST EVENTS

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga

Saturday February 29, 1-4

Swami Radha’s Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, allows you to deepen your Hatha practice through reflection and journaling as you explore the interactions between the body, the mind and the symbolism of the poses.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost: $60. Student and income based discounts available

Register: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org

Questions: 613-728-1609

 

 

 

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2020 Vision ~ Seeing Your Path

Sunday January 12, 10am to 1pm.

L’atelier Shiatsu-Do, 69 Eddy St, Gatineau, QC

With clarity and an open heart, pathways are visible. How do you choose? What is the creative direction for your future? How do you want to be – in relationship with yourself and in your process of moving towards your vision?

In this visioning workshop, we invite you to step into a quiet, supportive space, to gain perspective and find the time for peaceful reflection so that you can move into 2020 from a place of clarity.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.
This workshop is in the beautiful L’atelier Shiatsu-Do, 69 Eddy St, Gatineau, just across the Chaudière Bridge from Ottawa. There is lots of parking beside and behind the building in government parking, free on the weekend. Open the door and come up the stairs.

We will be in a different venue for this workshop – the beautiful L’atelier Shiatsu-Do, 69 Eddy St, Gatineau, just across the Chaudière Bridge. There is lots of parking beside and behind the building in government parking, free on the weekend. Open the door and come up the stairs.

Cost: $60. Student and income based discounts available

Register: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org

Questions: 613-728-1609

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Fall 2019

Celebrate with us at our Saraswati Gathering!

 Thursday December 12, 6:30 to 8 pm

Join us in celebrating the Christmas season with a gathering in Ruskin Street home to honor our Saraswati lineage. You can just come and enjoy or you can offer – poetry, music, dance, drawing, painting and, and, and…

We will sing Christmas carols, do a sacred dance and share tea and cookies.

If you want to share, please contact Joan at 613-728-1609

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Past events

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Challenges and Victories of 2019

Saturday November 30, 1 – 4 pm

In this workshop we will guide you in assessing your year with questions such as: What have I learned? What has been coming forward? How have I grown? What is left undone to make my year complete?

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

 

Location: Surround Circle Yoga, NW corner of Aylmer Ave & Bank St, Galt Street entrance

Cost $60/Student & Income based discounts available.

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Outreach – Chair and Mat Yoga Class

Monday 3:45-5:00 – Boxing4Health.com, 1796 Woodward Dr., Ottawa

Increase your balance and flexibility and improve your quality of sleep and mood!

Suitable for all levels of ability.

Taught by Marica Bamber, Physiotherpaist

marciabamber@gmail.com/613-862-2540

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Outreach – Yoga for Concussion

Wednesdays 1:00 -2:15, November 13 to December 11 – Revera Valley Stream, Retirement Residence, 2 Valley Stream Dr., Nepean.

Join us for a yoga class taught by specialists in concussion.

Taught by Marcia Bamber, physiotherapist and yoga teacher and Victoria Szwajcer, physiotherapist and yoga teacher.

marciabamber@gmail.com/613-862-2540

vszwajcer@yahoo.ca/613-222-0192

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Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Connect with Your Inner Light through Asana

Saturday October 26, 1 – 4 pm

Join us for this three hour workshop of Hidden Language Hatha yoga, using the asanas and reflective questions to learn more about yourself and to connect to the Light within

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Location: Surround Circle Yoga, NW corner of Aylmer Ave & Bank St, Galt Street entrance

Cost $60

Student & Income based discounts available.

 

 

 

 


The Act of Listening

Thursdays October 10 to November 28, 6:30 to 8 pm 

 

Listening provides a path to the still small voice within, to the knowing of the heart.

 

In this 8 week session we will use hatha poses, mantra and reflective questions to explore how we listen, what we listen to and how listening can open the path to the heart.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

 

Location: Yasodhara Yoga Ottawa, 65 Ruskin Street.

Cost: $16/class. $128 for session.Student & Income based discounts available.

Register: yasodhara@yasodharayoga.org

Questions: 613-728-1609

 

 

Reclaiming the Feminine, Returning to the Heart

with Swami Samayananda

October 4 – 6, 2019

Join us for a weekend retreat in the quiet landscape of the Gatineaus, exploring the inner feminine power to create the life you want to live. Open up space in your heart to re-connect with the vision for your life. What is your heart’s desire and how can this knowing carry you through the ups and downs? The heart holds the capacity for compassion and kindness, as well as directness with others and ourselves. We will use various reflective practices of symbolism, mantra, visualization and relaxation to move inward to the heart, the home of the feminine.

Friday, October 4, arrival before 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 6, departure before 3 p.m.

Gaia Wellness Retreat, 209 Chemin Usher, Alcove, QC

Gaia Wellness Retreat is located in the beautiful Gatineau Hills, and 45 minutes from Ottawa. You will enjoy walking trails and a Zen garden, canoeing or kayaking on their semi-private lake and quiet spaces for reflection and relaxation.

Meals provided are vegetarian, fresh whole foods locally sourced when possible. Vegan, raw vegan, gluten free or nut free diets are accommodated. Please let us know in advance of any allergies.

 

 

Cost: $470

Fee includes shared accommodations (3-4 people/room) for 2 nights, meals, workshops and use of Gaia amenities i.e. sauna, kayaks, canoes, and access to the forest trails.

To Register

email: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org

Visit our website: yasodharayoga/ottawa

Payment is due upon registration.

Camping is also available for a reduced cost of $420

For more information or if financial assistance is needed

Swami Samayananda has been a trainer and educator for over 38 years in educational institutions, businesses, private consulting agencies and Yasodhara Ashram. She travels throughout North America offering Swami Radha’s teachings, helping bridge yogic practices to the challenges and changes in our world.

 

 

 

Yasodhara Ashram is open year-round in the beautiful mountains of southeastern BC. We invite you to come for a course, retreat or Karma Yoga and to visit the new Temple of Light – a sacred space for peace, hope and unity, open to all.

 

Since 1963. We are a Canadian charity and an active learning centre.

 

 


 

Join Swami Samayananda for her Ottawa workshops, September 20-22, 2019

Swami Samayananda has been a trainer and educator for over 38 years in educational institutions, businesses, private consulting agencies and Yasodhara Ashram. She travels throughout North America offering Swami Radha’s teachings, helping bridge yogic practices to the challenges and changes in our world.


Finding Peace in Shifting Times

 

Friday, September 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Coming Back to Centre

What pulls me off centre and how do I find my way back? What does it feel like to be ‘centred’ in my body and my mind? Deepen your experience with practices such as breath, visualization and mantra.

Please bring a journal & pen.

$50


Saturday, September 21, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Looking Within Looking Without: Finding Peace in Shifting Times

How do I find an inner place that is secure no matter what is shifting in my world? What remains steady no matter what is changing? Use yogic tools of reflection, mantra, relaxation and visualization to clarify your pathway to peace.

Please bring a journal & pen.

$100

 


Sunday, September 22, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Who am I now? Updating My Self-Image

As my life circumstances change, am I updating my self-image? Or am I holding onto an old picture of myself that is outdated? Clarify who you are now using a variety of yogic tools.

Please bring a journal & pen.

$100

 


Or take all 3 workshops for $210

Location: Surround Circle Yoga

15 Aylmer Ave. Ottawa


Register for one or all workshops

By email: erna.h@yasodhara.org

Visit our website: Yasodharaayoga/ottawa

For more information about the weekend and about financial accommodations call:

613-451-5433

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Winter 2019

Relax to Expand into Your Creativity

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Saturday April 13, 1 – 4 pm

In this workshop we will use relaxing yogic practices and reflections to help you connect with your creativity.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

 

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org

Call: 613-451-5433

 

 

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Embodying Your Power!

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Saturday March 16, 1 – 4 pm

In this workshop you will explore powers that are available to you from within and how to bring them forward in your life.  This is an opportunity to see your life in a new perspective and to open to the richness of your own potential.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-728-1609

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Living from the Heart: From Ideals to Action

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Saturday February 16, 1 -4 pm

 

In this workshop we will be using Swami Radha’s teaching to explore putting our ideals into action in daily life.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost $60

Student & Income based discounts available.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-728-1609

 

 

 


Magicians of possibility: Connect with Your Potential, Identify Next Steps

Saturday January 12, 1 – 4 pm

We are a magical combination of human and spiritual beings.  This workshop offers a safe space to explore your path, patterns and the stories that shape you.  As the new year begins, it will be a time to take stock of where you are now and what is needed to move towards your potential.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-728-1609


Past events

Fall 2018

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Exploring Compassion through Dance

Saturday November 17, 1 – 4 pm

In this sacred dance workshop, we will explore Siva as the Lord of the Dance and the Lord of Compassion and access our personal experience of compassion.

No previous dance experience required.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-451-5433

 


Foundations: Hidden Language Hatha, Mantra and Light

Saturday October 20, 1 – 4 pm

Strengthen the foundation of your being through exploring the symbolism of Hatha poses, chanting Mantra and filling the body with Light.

Bring a journal and wear comfortable clothing.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance

Register at: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-451-5433