Oct
1
Sat
OUTREACH WORKSHOP – Cultivating Compassion
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Toronto! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

Swami Matananda will facilitate an evening talk, an all–day workshop and offer a Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class in Toronto. Take time to step back from the day-to-day and take time to renew and open to your inner wisdom.

Our theme for the Yasodhara Ashram activities in Toronto is ‘Choosing with Compassion’. Please join us for one or more of these activities – create your own Ashram program in the city and spend time cultivating an open heart.

Cultivating Compassion
Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and Light, experience the gift of an open heart.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm St. (between University Ave and Bay St, St. Patrick subway station)
Cost: $125 (sliding scale available for those with limited income)
Bring: A journal, yoga mat, blanket and lunch (or eat locally).

Registration and information: For all Toronto activities, please contact Anna Di Pede at anna.d@yasodharayoga.org or call at 416-399-7786.

View poster here.
 

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Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Oct
2
Sun
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Class
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Ottawa! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed. This workshop will include asana practice, as well as written reflection. Open to all levels.

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Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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OUTREACH CLASS – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga with Swami Matananda
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Toronto! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

Swami Matananda will facilitate an evening talk, an allday workshop and offer a Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class in Toronto. Take time to step back from the day-to-day and take time to renew and open to your inner wisdom.

Our theme for the Yasodhara Ashram activities in Toronto is ‘Choosing with Compassion’.  Please join us for one or more of these activities – create your own Ashram program in the city and spend time cultivating an open heart.

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Class
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed. This workshop will include asana practice, as well as written reflection. Open to all levels.

Date:  Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Location:  Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont Street, Dupont subway station
Cost:  $25  (sliding scale available for those with limited income)
Bring: A journal, yoga mat, and blanket.

Registration and information:  For all Toronto activities, please contact Anna Di Pede at anna.d@yasodharayoga.org or call at 416-399-7786.

View poster here.
 

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Jan
7
Sat
WORKSHOP: Stepping Into 2017 With Intention
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

What are your intentions for 2017? What will you create?

Take time to reflect on the past year.

With reflection comes awareness. And with awareness comes responsibility to ‘take action, to create, to apply your understanding’. How will you apply your insights and understanding in 2017? What choices will you make?

Utilizing practices of visualization, breath, and reflection, prepare to step into 2017 with intention – awareness, purpose and direction.

Teacher: Anna Di Pede
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Northern District Public Library
Gwen Liu Meeting Room, 2nd floor
40 Orchard View Boulevard, Toronto
1 block north of Eglinton Ave., 1/2 block west of Yonge St.
Eglinton subway station
Cost: $45 (sliding scale available)
Bring: Journal
Register: Please contact Anna at 416-399-7786 or anna.d@yasodharayoga.org to register or for information.

View Stepping Into 2017 With Intention Poster

Oct
20
Fri
Outreach Weekend Retreat: “NURTURING INNER & OUTER PEACE”
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

“NURTURING INNER & OUTER PEACE” – A WEEKEND RETREAT IN BRIGHTON, ONTARIO

Come together with others to learn and use yogic practices that help you stay centred and be the person you want to be. Together, we will explore how you can increase understanding, and become empowered to take steps toward harmony in your own life.

If we first understand ourselves -our inner world and the impact of our own thoughts and choices on the world -can we then create the kind of world we would like to live in: a world of peace and harmony, a world based on personal responsibility, understanding and compassion?
– Swami Sivananda Radha, Light and Vibration

The retreat offers both space and structure. Included are: guided workshops in the tradition of Swami Sivananda Radha including breath, mantra, visualization, Light, morning Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga classes and reflection. Vegetarian (or vegan) meals available, shared accommodation.

Date: Friday, October 20 (arrival by 4 pm) to Sunday, October 22 (after lunch)
Where: Lotus Heart Centre, 448 Old Wooler Rd, Brighton, ON
Cost: All-inclusive: $450 shared; deposit required.
Teachers: Swami Matananda and Swami Satyananda, Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Lake, BC
Bring: Yoga mat, blanket and journal

Lotus Heart Centre is located near the town of Brighton, Ontario; only 8 minutes north of the 401. The land consists of 20 acres with walking trails, a small pond, and a few fresh water springs. See lotusheartcentre.ca

View Weekend Retreat poster here.

To Register: www.yasodharaontarioretreat.eventbrite.ca
Or contact Anna at adipede@sympatico.ca or call 416-399-7786

Oct
24
Tue
Outreach Workshop: Breath: a pathway to peace
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Breath: a pathway to peace

”Breath is always available; it’s the rhythm of life”
– Swami Radhananda, Living the Practice

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Cost: $25 (sliding scale available)
Location: St. Andrew’s Centre, 73 Simcoe St. – through the blue door – across from Roy Thomson Hall. King St. & University Ave. St. Andrew subway station.

Bring a journal.

Learn to find the still place within, even in the busyness of your life, using the yogic tools of breath, meditation, relaxation and reflection.

For Workshop Registration & Information:  Please contact Anna at adipede@sympatico.ca or 416-399-7786

Oct
25
Wed
Outreach Workshop: Steps to Freedom – Bringing mindfulness to your life
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Steps to Freedom – Bringing mindfulness to your life

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Cost: $25 (sliding scale available)
Location: St. Andrew’s Centre, 73 Simcoe St. – through the blue door – across from Roy Thomson Hall. King St. & University Ave. St. Andrew subway station.

Bring a journal.

Explore the power of Yoga to transform your life through a process of self-inquiry and meditation practices. Each choice you make, each step you take, can help you overcome limitations and bring you closer to your potential.

For Workshop Registration & Information:  Please contact Anna at adipede@sympatico.ca or 416-399-7786

Oct
26
Thu
Outreach Workshop: The Yoga of Healing: Uniting Mind, Body & Spirit
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Yoga of Healing: Uniting Mind, Body & Spirit

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Cost: $25 (sliding scale available)
Location: St. Andrew’s Centre, 73 Simcoe St. – through the blue door – across from Roy Thomson Hall. King St. & University Ave. St. Andrew subway station.

Bring a journal, yoga mat & blanket; wear comfortable clothing. There will be some extra mats available.

The journey of Yoga is a healing journey. What needs to be healed? What makes your life worth living? Take time to go inward and nurture yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, in a compassionate space.

For Workshop Registration & Information:  Please contact Anna at adipede@sympatico.ca or 416-399-7786

Oct
28
Sat
Outreach Workshop: Entering Into Sacred Space: Steps to Understanding Yourself and Others
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Entering Into Sacred Space: Steps to Understanding Yourself and Others

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $125 (sliding scale available)
Location: St. Andrew’s Centre, 73 Simcoe St. – through the blue door – across from Roy Thomson Hall. King St. & University Ave. St. Andrew subway station.

Bring a journal, yoga mat & blanket and lunch (or eat locally); wear comfortable clothing.

Get in touch with the light in your heart by using reflection and practical spiritual exercises from the Yasodhara Ashram tradition. Learn to engage the power of choice to keep your inner knowing active in your day-by-day life.

For Workshop Registration & Information:  Please contact Anna at adipede@sympatico.ca or 416-399-7786

Oct
29
Sun
Outreach Workshop: Still the Mind Through Movement Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Class
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Still the Mind Through Movement
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Class

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Cost: $25 (sliding scale available)
Location: Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto. 569 Spadina Avenue (south of Harbord St. and north of College St.) Please click here for Public Transit/Parking info.

Bring a journal, yoga mat & blanket; wear comfortable clothing.

Hidden Language Hatha is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha Yoga that can benefit your mind and body in everyday life. We will use metaphor, symbolism and written reflections to access the insightful messages that the body can bring. Open to all levels.

For Workshop Registration & Information:  Please contact Anna at adipede@sympatico.ca or 416-399-7786