The Problem with Clutter

It is important to realize how fundamentally intrinsic clutter clearing is to the whole practice of Feng Shui.  Most books on the subject mention it only in passing or not at all.  Perhaps they assume their readers have already dealt with this issue, but of course the truth is that most have not. I do not consider clutter clearing to …

Heart Opening: How to do back bends safely
Saturday March 31 @ 930am

If practiced safely and well, backbends can help increase our capacity for greater joy in life, positive energy, and self-confidence. Yoga Teachers: This workshop counts towards 2 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance. All Samatva workshops, events & programs are non refundable and non transferrable within 48 hours of session start date. 2 hours WEST END | 836 Gardiners Rd, …

One-Day Yoga + Mindfulness Retreat
friday march 30 good friday 930-230pm

Celebrate Easter and “spring” back to your true self. Bring along your cushion, yoga mat and allow Sarah and Hang to take you through the day to connect to your inner peace, love and joy in beautiful West End studio. This retreat is suitable for all levels and ages 11 and up. Please bring a vegetarian lunch for mindful eating …

Restorative Yoga, Hands-on, Aromatherapy + Sound Healing Submergence
Sunday March 25 @ 600pm

Join us for these 2.5 hour exceptional healing event to RESTORE yourself to wholeness, balance and well-being. The workshop will include several ancient modalities, merging restorative yoga with powerful Reiki, Reflexology, Thai Yoga Massage and Aromatherapy hands-on healing, as well as themed guided meditation. Prepare to feel completely transformed. Space is limited to ensure that everyone receives lots of individual …

Reclaim Your Time

It has become fashionable these days to use the works “addictive” and “disruptive” as a compliment for a new technology or Internet startup.  But let’s think about what these words actually mean and decide whether we really think it is desirable to have people hooked on a technology or to disrupt an entire segment of the economy.  If we turn …

Le Nordik Nature Thermal Spa Day Trip
Sunday March 18

Located in Chelsea, Québec, just a short 10-minute drive from Ottawa’s downtown core, Nordik is the largest day spa of its kind in North America, offering indoor and outdoor massages, seven cold and temperate baths, eight unique sauna experiences, an infinity pool that overlooks Ottawa’s twinkling downtown core, as well as a restaurant and a cozy fire lit lounge complete …

Ask an Educator! “Books, books, books…..”

Chosen by: Gill Brown Fiction Non-Fiction What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the …

Benefits of Hot Yoga | Is this practice for you?

The sweat starts almost instantly, dripping onto my mat before we’ve finished the first exercise. Lying on my back in a windowless, mirrored room at Moksha Yoga Halifax, I feel like a melting glacier trying to resist global warming. Our teacher walks through the room, offering gentle encouragement and the odd adjustment. “Embrace the heat,” she says warmly, and I …

Yin Nidra: Ayurvedic Detox
Sunday March 11 @ 130pm

This two-part practice unites two powerful ways to relax: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. A slow and more passive workshop designed to facilitate deep inner release and encourage internal detoxification. Through this Ayurvedic-inspired Yin practice, we will be encouraging circulation of the lymphatic system, and the ability of the tissues to release what has become stuck and to softly encourage …

Pop Up Karma: Kingston Interval House
Friday March 9 @ 730pm | Samatva Downtown

Yoga inspires connection. Join us in this Karma Yoga class to practice with a collective intention to share peace, love and humanity. We will move through a empowering practice of movement and a sweet practice of meditation. This class will support Kingston Interval House and is a part of their week long programming to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) …

Giving the Freedom to Live

In life each of us walks on the special path that the soul is destined to undertake  Our journeys are very different, and we progress at different rates.  The pitfalls and blessings we encounter are unique, yet we are all learning, and no one form of knowledge is more important than any other. Even so, when we observe those around …