Breathe True Yoga

UPCOMING AND RECENT WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

Ritualized Trauma Reprocessing Through Movement and Mask

June 27, 2020

This workshop is part of a monthly workshop series which aims to create ritualistic, artistic expressions around personal trauma.

The guided exploration allows you to gain insight, experience somatic release and to approach your healing journey with honour, understanding and self love.

Trauma can hold us back from embodying our true essence by denying us of the essential aspects of ourselves. It complicates our sense of self as we lose touch with feelings, body sensations and self awareness/identity. Often times, traditional therapies and coping strategies can be ineffectual and prolong the effects of the trauma. But as we access the body, a whole world of information opens up to us because that is where trauma is stored.

This immersion into embodied creative arts aims to somatically release trapped, negative experiences in our bodies. Through creative avenues such as movement, mask exploration, character development, journaling, psychodrama techniques and mindfulness, deep insights about our feelings and stories will be revealed and processed.

What happened? How did we get here? Who we are now? What changes are necessary in order for us to move forward? These are important questions to contemplate and investigate.

The workshop environment will be facilitated and safely contained by Dorit Osher- a highly skilled and experienced psychotherapist, and Barbara Dametto- an expressive arts practitioner and workshop facilitator. Throughout the workshop, time will be provided for introductions, instruction, exploration, processing and group sharing.

By combining body-centred, experiential psychodynamic/ psychotherapy approaches with the creativity and playfulness of the arts (movement and mask work)- participants can expect to have a deeply rewarding and transformational workshop experience!

Ultimately, our goal is to transcend that which holds us in states of suffering and shed light onto our creativity, wholeness and highest expression of love (self-acceptance).

Cost: $100 per person
Receipts are given for reimbursement.
To pre register for the workshop contact: doritosher1@gmail.com

Ritualized Trauma Reprocessing workshop events are monthly: Saturdays- March 28, April 25, May 30 and June 27th, 2020

For more information about Dorit Osher and The Integrative Therapy Centre, visit:
http://www.doritosher.com/
https://beyondmovement.org/

Contact: 519.435.1237
doritosher1@gmail.com

For more information about Barbara Dametto and Breathe True Yoga, visit:
www.breathetrue.com/masks
https://www.facebook.com/pg/BreatheTrueYoga/events/?ref=page_internal

Contact: 613.334-5459
breathetrue@gmail.com

Clear Mind, Pure Heart

July 24, 2020

In this 2 1/2 day retreat (July 24th-26th, 2020), you will learn the basic essential techniques of meditation distilled from ancient practices and placed in a western context without the dogma or jargon of religious belief.

You will understand the science of how stress manifests in your body and is a major contributor to most of our modern health problems. You will learn to access at will, the “relaxation response” like a “reset button” that re-establishes the equilibrium of physical relaxation, emotional calm, and mental alertness. You will experience how the “deep rest” that meditation gives is an antidote to the constant tension in your life.

By the end of the retreat, you will have acquired a daily practice of meditation that when practised over time

can free you from the constant disabling chatter of the mind and help you access inner serenity, happiness and joy.

This retreat is suitable for you if you: 

  • Would like to be in your life differently and want time to unwind, relax and experience a deeper serenity within.

  • Are a beginning meditator or have done some meditation before and want to establish a daily practice to bring calmness and centredness into your daily life.

  • Have an established meditation practice and are open to trying some different approaches to meditation and the unique form of paired self-inquiry taught on the retreat.

  • Are looking to follow a non-dogmatic spiritual path without having to follow a guru.

  • Yearn to let go of stress from the past and experience optimism and new possibility for the future.

  • Feel an inner pull to connect more intimately with your true self.

NOTE: The retreat will have an extended silent period and talking will be allowed at some meal and break times on Sunday. There will also be some communication during the paired self-inquiry exercises on Sunday.

Features of the retreat:

  1.     Delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals

  2.     Accommodation for 2 nights in a secluded rural retreat centre

  3.     Guided meditations that you then do on your own

  4.     Yoga and movement periods

  5.     Sound therapy

  6.     Silent sitting and walking periods

  7.     Some paired self-inquiry and meditation training exercises

  8.     Instruction on:

  • The scientific basis of meditation

  • The basic techniques of meditation: and their most effective applications

  • How to elicit the “relaxation response” at will

  • Simple relaxing yoga and movement instruction.

  • Crucial preparatory practice often missed in meditation instruction that quickly puts you in the “meditative zone”

  • How to use breathing to deepen your serenity

  • Sound "bathing" for healing with gongs, singing bowls, chimes and other instruments

  • A special "Letting Go" ceremony to clear the stress of the past year and launch your new aspirations for the rest of 2020! 

  • A Guided Meditation CD that you can use to reinforce your practice at home.

Location: Gaia Retreat Centre- 209 Chemin Usher, Alcove, QC J0X 1A0

http://gaiawellnessretreat.com/

(Upfront) Cost: $325 + HST for 6 meals and two night's shared lodging plus a ***Pay from the Heart*** donation. (Read details below) Single rooms are available for an additional $40.00 plus HST.

***Pay from the Heart***


Russell is committed to making this retreat financially accessible to everyone. The upfront cost is the cost of your meals and accommodation. At the end of the retreat, you will be given the opportunity to make a contribution to my facilitation based on the perceived value of what the retreat was worth to you. This contribution can be a one-time donation or monthly deposits. I trust that you will get in touch with the long term benefit of the retreat to your life and make your decision honestly. Normally a retreat of this nature with meals, accommodation and facilitation costs included would be priced from $575 to $675

For more information contact: (519)-829-4149 or e-mail: be@awakentheguruinyou.com

https://www.awakentheguruinyou.com/clear-mind-pure-heart.html

Retreat Leaders:

 

Russell Scott is one of the new generations of "no dogma teachers" and the author of the acclaimed book: "Awakening the Guru in You". He has led over hundreds of retreats for the past 30 years. Previously as the owner of the Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville, he pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living and spiritual awakening. As an “Awakening guide,” he has helped 1000’s of people in his one-to-one and group programs breakthrough past limitations so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty and magnificence of who they really are. His greatest joy in life is watching people fall off their seats in fits of laughter when they realize their true nature.

 

Barbara Dametto (aka Eva) is the founder and director of Breathe True Yoga located in Guelph, Ontario. She is a hatha yoga instructor, expressive arts practitioner, movement facilitator, sound healer and visual and performing artist. She received her chakra yoga 500-hour teacher training in Thailand at the Pyramid Yoga Center in 2016 and 2008. In addition, she has received extensive training in Sound Healing, Journey and Soul Motion Dance and Expressive Arts. Her creativity, love of learning and eclectic background all contribute to her unique approach to facilitating and self-expression.

Mantra Chanting

March 15, 2020

Mantra yoga is the yoga of sound. It is considered to be the most sacred and direct path to achieving oneness with the Divine. The word mantra comes from the Sanskrit root meaning "manas" (mind) and "trai" (to liberate or protect). A mantra is a vocal prayer vested with the energy to evoke peace and empowerment. Mantra is a form of meditation because it brings the practitioner into a still mind.

 

Om or Aum is the most important and significant word of the mantra Hindu tradition. Known as a “maha” or great mantra, this sound is believed to be the sound of existence. The whole universe in its fundamental form is made up of vibrating, pulsating energy. Om is considered to be the humming sound of this cosmic energy. It is the primordial creative sound from which the entire universe is manifested. 

What: Mantra Chanting

When: Sunday, February, 9th, 4-5 pm, 2020

Where: Studio Shibui- 11 Quebec St., Guelph

Cost: $10 (just show up)

 

Please join Natalia Brajak, Barbara Dametto (vocals, Shruti box, guitar) Shawn Fisher (violin) and Mark Spagnolo (tabla drums) at Studio Shibui on Sunday, January 12th at 4 pm for an hour of Om mantra and other simple and beautiful mantras accompanied by live musical instruments.

Guelph Conscious Dance

March 27, 2020

Come and join Barbara Dametto and Scott Krayenhoff for another Conscious Dance Event!

We dance on the 4th Friday of the month. The next event is on Friday, March 27th, 2020.

 

The opening circle will start around 7:50 pm, and doors will be locked by 7:45 pm, so please arrive closer to 7:30 pm. The evening will finish at about 9:30 pm and will be held at 42 Quebec street.

It will be a free-style dance, with pre-selected music that will follow a similar build-up, release and cool down format. All are welcome- no previous dance training is required. Just bring your willingness to drop deep into the experience and fully express yourself through movement.

The cost is $15- $20 (just show up and pay at the door)

Please bring water and avoid chemical/synthetic perfumes as some are sensitive.

We hope to see you on the dance floor!

Scott: skrayenh@gmail.com
Barbara: breathetrue@gmail.com

Chakra Yoga Workshop

February 22, 2020

Explore the 7 Chakras through different yogic techniques and practices.

Learn about the ancient Hindu philosophy of these energies as they interact with the universe as well as the body.

Understand the psychological and physiological characteristics of these centres and how they relate to our overall physical, mental and spiritual health.

Areas of study include breath work, yoga poses, vocal toning and silent meditation.

Best suited for people who are somewhat established in yoga practice.

Date: February 22nd, 2020, 1-4pm.

Cost: $65

Location: 11 Quebec St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 2T1

To register contact: Studio Shibui

(519) 265-8848
info@studioshibui.ca
http://studioshibui.ca/workshops/
 

Mask Making and Character Development

February 01, 2020

This is an introductory workshop and the first in a series of mask making weekends based on archetypal characters.

William Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players." Oscar Wilde has put his spin on this phrase, declaring that, “The world is a stage, and the play is badly cast.”

Whatever the case, we are all players and have an entire cast of characters (personalities) that sometimes are referred to as "the self". Often we are hiding behind these rough, rowdy, dowdy, tragic, sexy, sad, wise, belligerent and holy guises never quite understanding and befriending them or recognizing which ones are running the show. One thing is for sure, and that is that more than often, these characters are unconscious.

Let's gather with the intention of "showing up" to playfully diving deep into our personalities so that we can come to know ourselves more intelligently and compassionately. The key is to remain curious, accepting and intrigued about what masks get created and what part of yourself they represent. The mask will illuminate what lies beneath the surface and help us realize that we are complex personas born out of fortunate and unfortunate life circumstances. By bringing these disconnected aspects of self into the light and playfully animating them (acting them out), deep healing, understanding and self-acceptance can occur.

What might you gain from taking this class?

-a fun experience with other creative people
-a connection with parts of yourself that are unknown
-insight into your own psychology
-the ability to lighten up, laugh at yourself and love yourself
-a friendship with the parts of yourself that seem unlikable, unknowable and disowned
-freedom, confidence, improved self-image
-an understanding that the masks we wear are our allies: they can serve and benefit us rather than control us
-wisdom gained from your own inner teacher

Who might be interested in taking this course?

-curious people
-shy people wanting to be more extroverted
-actors looking for new material derived from themselves
-therapists looking for new approaches to helping clients
-people who want more control over their emotions
-people who want to overcome shame and trauma
-people who want to improve the quality of their lives

Barbara Dametto (that's me- your facilitator) has studied and performed theatre, dance, clown through mask (baby clown), joey and auguste (victim and perpetrator clown), Buffon (the evil clown hee hee!), neutral mask, expressive arts, sound therapy and meditative self-inquiry for over 30 years!

We will be gathering on Saturday, February 1st from 10 am to 4 pm to learn a simple process of making sturdy, papier-mache masks. I will supply all of the art materials.

We will reconvene on Sunday, February 2nd from 10 am to 1 pm to explore the masks through inner journeying techniques and physical theatre. I will skillfully guide the group through different character-building activities such as movement, sounding, interacting with others and ultimately presenting our masks to the audience (in this case, other workshop participants).

As time goes on and we return for more mask workshops, my plan is to hold an evening soiree and invite the public to meet our many brilliant characters. Stay tuned for this tantalizing, theatrical event. Guelph will never be the same...

I am offering two types of payment methods for this course:

I value the two-day workshop at $175 which includes all art materials. But if you prefer, you can pay me $50 upfront (my basic cost to run the course ie. space rental and art supplies) and then make a donation from your heart for my facilitation after the workshop (based on what the experience was worth to you). Your donation may be more than what I've requested or it may be less.

I am offering a "Pay From The Heart" option because:

-I don't want you to pay more than you can afford
-you don't know me and so paying full price seems risky
-you get to pay what YOU feel the value of the course is
- I want to make the course accessible to everyone
-whatever you pay is helping me in my life to help people like yourself- so I am grateful
-there is a negotiation process whereby my worth and value and your worth and value are recognized

Please send your $175 full payment (or you $50 down payment) as a direct bank deposit/ e-transfer to breathetrue@gmail.com (no password required).

Once I receive your funds, I will confirm your spot in the course. I will also reach out to you again closer to the workshop date (February 1st/2nd, 2020) to touch base. Please email me if you have any questions: breathetrue@gmail.com

Conscious Dance Workshop- Completed

November 16, 2019

Conscious dance is a form of free-style dance that encourages people to move and express themselves joyfully in a community of like-minded people. The intention is to enter into a sacred, safe space and dance to a play list of carefully chosen music that follows an arc. This arc or progression can vary in style and length, but usually, there are 5 main sections that take dancers on a 1-2 hours long movement journey. The music starts slow and grows in intensity and pace into a crescendo of chaotic rhythms and then begins to wind down resolving and ending in quiet movement meditation.

This workshop is designed for individuals who wish to deepen their understanding of conscious dance and how it can be used as a form of self-expression, creativity and healing through authentic, spontaneous physical movement. It is most suitable for dance enthusiasts, therapists and teachers.

Together, we will learn about the origins of conscious dance and its role as both an ancient, traditional (and contemporary) sacred practice for healing as well a form of artistic and playful expression. Whatever the purpose, conscious dance is fun, invigorating, revealing and challenging. Sometimes referred to as "a practice", this form of dance expression can be likened to a metaphor for life as we ride the many waves of emotional intensity and human experiences. The more we practice developing consciousness and surrendering to the dance practice with abandonment and intelligence, the more aware and confident we become.

Participants will be given opportunities to dance (solo, in pairs and as a group) and to listen carefully to music that evokes and supports our emotional world and inspires us to dance in different ways. They will also learn what's involved in creating their own conscious dance events if that's what excites them.

Come well hydrated and dress comfortably. The dance studio is at the back of a delicious restaurant called, Grassroots and so you can come early for lunch or coffee or a kombucha!

Barbara Dametto, your facilitator for the afternoon, is a seasoned dancer and conscious dance facilitator. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Theatre, has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer in Hamilton, Toronto, Peterborough and Guelph, has attended numerous conscious dance courses in Canada and the U.S., is a guest DJ for the Guelph Groove (a monthly event held on the second Saturday of the month), and is the co-presenter/ DJ for Guelph Conscious Dance (a monthly event held on the fourth Friday of the month).

This workshop will be capped at 25 participants.

For more information and to register, contact Barbara Dametto at breathetrue@gmail.com
www.breathetrue.com

What: Conscious Dance Workshop

When: Saturday, November 16th, 1-4 pm

Where: Grassroots Market and Studio- 17 Gordon St, Guelph, ON.

Cost: $65 (e-transfer via TD Canada Trust direct deposit no password necessary).
Send funds to breathetrue@gmail.com and email me to confirm your spot.

In this 2 1/2 day retreat, we will explore the basic essential techniques of meditation distilled from ancient practices and placed in a western context without the dogma or jargon of religious belief.

 

We will investigate the science of how stress manifests in your body and is a major contributor to most of our modern health problems.

 

We will learn to access at will, the “relaxation response” like a “reset button” that re-establishes the equilibrium of physical relaxation, emotional calm, and mental alertness. 

 

We will experience how the “deep rest” that meditation gives is an antidote to the constant tension in your life.

 

By the end of the retreat, we will have acquired a daily practice of meditation that when practised over time can free you from the constant disabling chatter of the mind and help you access inner serenity, happiness and joy.

 

"Meditation frees individuals from the tenacious preoccupation with the past and future and allows them to fully experience life's precious moments" Daeja Napier, founder of the Insight Meditation Center, Boston.

 

Features of the retreat:

 

  1.     Delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals

  2.     Accommodation for 2 nights in a secluded rural retreat centre

  3.     Guided meditations that you then do on your own

  4.     Yoga and movement periods

  5.     Sound therapy

  6.     Silent sitting and walking periods

  7.     Some paired self-inquiry and meditation training exercises

  8.     Instruction on:

 

  • The scientific basis of meditation

  • The basic techniques of meditation: and their most effective applications

  • How to elicit the “relaxation response” at will

  • Simple relaxing yoga and movement instruction.

  • Crucial preparatory practice often missed in meditation instruction that quickly puts you in the “meditative zone”

  • How to use breathing to deepen your serenity

  • Sound "bathing" for healing with gongs, singing bowls, chimes and other instruments

  • A special "Letting Go" ceremony to clear the stress of the past year and launch your new aspirations for the rest of 2019! 

  • A Guided Meditation CD that you can use to reinforce your practice at home.

 

In addition, for an additional cost.there will be an option to receive a 1/2 hour 2019 reading from an intuitive reader while at the retreat.

 

Although subjective results cannot be guaranteed, these are the common experiences people have on the retreat:

  • Physical relaxation

  • Emotional calmness

  • Heightened mental alertness and clarity

  • Inner happiness not dependent on outer circumstance

  • Improved concentration

  • More detachment from “mind chatter” and worry

  • A deeper connection to your “true being”

  • An expansion and stabilization of a prior spiritual experience

  • More balanced energy

  • A sense of inner wholeness

 

This retreat will be a fit for you if you: 

 

  • Would like to be in your life differently and want time to unwind, relax and experience a deeper serenity within.

  • Are a beginning meditator or have done some meditation before and want to establish a daily practice to bring calmness and centredness into your daily life.

  • Have an established meditation practice and are open to trying some different approaches to meditation and the unique form of paired self-inquiry taught on the retreat.

  • Are looking to follow a non-dogmatic spiritual path without having to follow a guru.

  • Yearn to let go of stress from the past and experience optimism and a new possibility for the future.

  • Feel an inner pull to connect more intimately with your true self.

 

NOTE: The retreat will have an extended silent period and talking will be allowed at some meal and break times on Sunday. There will also be some communication during the paired self-inquiry exercises on Sunday.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

Date: July 26 (6pm) -28 (4 pm) 2019

 

Location: http://www.gaiawellnessretreat.com near Wakefield, Quebec, near Ottawa

(Upfront) Cost: $300 + 14.975  tax or $344.92. for 6 meals and two night's lodging plus a ***Pay from the Heart*** donation. (Read details below)

For more Information contact: (613) 894-GAIA (4242) or e-mail: info@gaiawellnessretreat.com

 

***Pay from the Heart***


I am committed to making the retreat financially accessible to everyone. The upfront cost is the cost of your meals and accommodation. At the end of the retreat, you will be given the opportunity to make a contribution to my facilitation based on the perceived value of what the retreat was worth to you. This contribution can be a onetime donation or monthly deposits. I trust that you will get in touch with the long term benefit of the retreat to your life and make your decision honestly. Normally a retreat of this nature with meals, accommodation and facilitation costs included would be priced from $575 to $675

 

Retreat Leaders:

 

Russell Scott is one of the new generations of "no dogma teachers" and the author of the acclaimed book: "Awakening the Guru in You". He has led over hundreds of retreats for the past 30 years. Previously as the owner of the Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville, he pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living and spiritual awakening. As an “Awakening guide,” he has helped 1000’s of people in his one-to-one and group programs break through past limitations so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty and magnificence of who they really are. His greatest joy in life is watching people fall off their seats in fits of laughter when they realize their true nature.

 

Barbara Dametto (aka Eva) is the founder and director of Breathe True Yoga located in Guelph, Ontario. She is a hatha yoga instructor, expressive arts practitioner, movement facilitator, sound healer and visual and performing artist. She received her chakra yoga 500-hour teacher training in Thailand at the Pyramid Yoga Center in 2016 and 2008. In addition, she has received extensive training in Sound Healing, Journey and Soul Motion Dance and Expressive Arts. Her creativity, love of learning and eclectic background all contribute to her unique approach to facilitating and self-expression.

Grieving Through Mindfulness and Expressive Arts- Cancelled

August 02, 2019

Workshop Description:

 

Grief is a natural response to loss but often the emotional upheaval can leave an individual feeling lost, depleted and mentally exhausted. Understanding loss and learning how to navigate the unchartered waters of grief can be overwhelming especially if it is done in isolation. Practices such as meditation, yoga and creative/artistic expression grieving can help those that have had a loss to handle the grief journey more effectively. Learning how to tap into one’s own inner resources through meditation and expressive arts while grieving can empower individuals to manage their emotions and channel them into meaningful works of art. This process can encourage individuals to rediscover peace, resilience, joy and confidence in their lives.

 

This retreat is dedicated to supporting the bereaved and will help to equip participants with the tools to calm and strengthen the mind, reduce suffering, connect with creativity and cope with intense emotions. It is for people who are experiencing the pain of grief due to the loss of a loved one as well as other types of personal loss (job, relationship, divorce). Our time together will encourage the learning and practising of experiential techniques for understanding the nature and impact of grief and discovering new ways to practice self-care throughout the grieving process.

 

Some of the tools we will share with participants include breathing techniques, stress relieving yoga poses and sequences, conscious dance, expressive arts, journaling and simple ceremonial rituals to honour ourselves and our loved ones. All the while, we will be in communication with each other and the beautiful natural forest and lake landscape of Gaia Retreat Centre. We will have ample free time to rest, connect with nature, eat delicious meals and share in a safe environment that fosters community and trust with other participants.

 

Key Learning Objectives:

 

Understand the impact of loss and the impact that grief has on our mental, emotional and physical selves (and those around us).

 

Develop a plan and learn strategies for sustainable self-care and a daily mindful practice that empowers individuals to tap into their inner resilience and wisdom for the process of rebuilding their lives.

 

Engage in a complimentary private counselling session with Margaret Lorrie Beaton if you are in need of extra support.

 

Learn how to access your emotional world as the bases for your creativity. Your deepest wounds can become your greatest expressive and artistic assets. Some forms of art that we will practice may include spontaneous painting, collage, poetry, writing activities (dialoguing with loved ones, inner child, with objects from nature), mini sculptures, expressive movement, personal prayer flags and or soul cards.

 

Connect to higher states of personal wisdom and consciousness through meditation, yoga, silence, stillness, active listening and communing with nature.

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Venue: Gaia Wellness Retreat

 

Cost: $550.00

 

This financial exchange includes course, accommodations (sleeping quarters and meals), art supplies, an optional private 30-minute counselling session with Margaret Lorrie Beaton (value $70) and taxes (14.97%).

 

Dates: 2 pm Friday, August 2nd, - 2 pm Sunday, August 4th, 2019 (3 days, 2 nights).

 

Location:  209 Chemin Usher La Peche, Quebec.

1 (613) 894-GAIA (4242)

info@gaiawellnessretreat.com

 

Accommodations: Single bed occupancy in a shared cabin/room

Discounts for commuter participants not staying overnight

$40 extra for a private room

 

Includes 6 delicious vegetarian meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners) and the use of all amenities on the property ie. sauna, swimming, kayak, canoes, linens, coffee, tea, and firewood.

 

To book your retreat:

 

Contact Barbara Dametto 613 334-5459 (Guelph)

Send your payment via e transfer to breathetrue@gmail.com

Direct deposit, no password necessary via TD Canada Trust.

 

For more information on the retreat venue visit:

 

Gaia Wellness Retreat

 

http://www.gaiawellnessretreat.com/

http://www.gaiawellnessretreat.com/content/photo-gallery-2

Sound Healing Gift Card

September 01, 2019

Are you looking for a unique gift to buy for a friend?

 

Consider a sound healing session with me through Breathe True Yoga.

 

The sessions are at my home in Guelph, On., are 1 hour long and cost $75.

 

Simply e-transfer your payment to breathetrue@gmail.com via TD Canada Trust (no password necessary).

 

Contact me and I'll forward the e-gift card to you or the person you are gifting it to! I will then schedule the session according to the person's availability/convenience.


breathetrue@gmail.com

Private Yoga Gift Card

September 01, 2019

Here's a great idea for a gift!

 

A 1.5-hour long private yoga session for $75. 

I will custom design a class that is perfect for the person's needs, print it out and teach it to them during our session. After that, I am always available for questions or clarifications. 


E transfer: breathetrue@gmail.com (no password necessary) and I'll forward the e-gift card to you or the person you are gifting it to.

 

Contact me to arrange a time that is best for you.

breathetrue@gmail.com

613 334-5459

 

Private Chakra Yoga & Sound Healing Sessions

January 01, 2019

I am now offering private chakra yoga and sound healing sessions out of my home in Guelph.

 

I specialize in ancient chakra yogic teaching philosophies, breath work, asana practice and sounding with sacred instruments to empower each of the 7 chakra centres. 


In private yoga sessions, we will work together to devise very specific breathing practices and asanas to target your specific needs. This approach is particularly helpful for people who are recovering from emotional and physical setbacks. It is also ideal for people who want to go deep into their own yoga practice and prefer to do so in an intimate setting with a teacher all to themselves.

 

In sound healing sessions, I use beautiful, music instruments to help bring you into deep states of inner calm and connection to the Source. Using sound as a modality for shifting mental and energetic frequencies and for healing the body is an ancient practice that is used in many traditions throughout the world. 

I use hand drums, steel drums, Paiste gongs, singing bowls, a shruti box, didgeridoo, rattles, dulcimer, Koshi chimes, vocalization and tuning forks. I will also share and teach you beautiful ancient mantras (and we can make up ones that are just for you) to empower each of the chakras. 

 

Choose the time that best works for your schedule and I will do my best to accommodate you.

That includes weekends!

 

Private yoga classes and sound healing sessions are 1.5 hours in duration and cost $75.

 

Contact me to make an appointment for your opportunity to have an individual yoga or sound healing session: 
breathetrue@gmail.com

 

I am also running small size yoga classes out of my home in Guelph.

 

Classes will be for 4-5 people maximum and are 1.5 hours in duration.

The cost is $80 per person for the 4-week long course. You must register in advance and pay for all four classes.

 

Wednesday, January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2019

7pm-8:30 pm

 

Contact me to sign up for your winter course: breathetrue@gmail.com

Payments can be made via e transfer (TD Canada Trust no password required).

Guelph Conscious Dance- Completed

April 26, 2019

Welcome to our third dance in the spring series!

We're very excited to welcome Barbara Dametto as a guest facilitator this month. Barbara has trained in Soul Motion, which is closely related to 5Rhythms, and recently DJed a packed Guelph Groove. Not to be missed!

The opening circle will start around 7:50 pm with a short demonstration, and doors will be locked by 7:45 pm, so please arrive closer to 7:30 pm. The evening will finish at about 9:30 pm and will be held at 42 Quebec street.

It will be an ecstatic dance, with music that will follow a similar build-up, release and cool down format.

The cost will be a sliding scale: $10-$15. Please bring cash, and pay the amount that feels good to you. Nobody is turned away if the cost is a barrier - please be in touch with me ahead of time or with the crew member at the door.

Please avoid chemical/synthetic perfumes and deodorants, as some are sensitive (though smelling good through other means is encouraged of course!).

I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Please do be in touch if you have questions.

Scott Krayenhoff
skrayenh@gmail.com
519.400.9905

Barbara is the founder and director of Breathe True Yoga located in Guelph, Ontario. She is a hatha yoga instructor, expressive arts practitioner, dance facilitator, sound healer and visual and performing artist. She believes that the most effective means of personal transformation is an experiential one. Her mission is to help connect people to their deepest purpose in life.


Learn more at www.breathetrue.com

Guelph Groove- Completed

May 11, 2019

I am the guest DJ at next month's Guelph Groove.

 

Come Groove with Us on Saturday, May 11th, 2019!

 

Please join us for dancing as a form of self-expression and inner exploration, set to music from around the world. Absolutely no experience required; no pressure, no judgement, and no partner required. We have a locked coatroom for your coats, bags and footwear. You may bring your key valuables with you into the dance studio. Please remember to bring water and dress comfortably, in layers. Invite a friend. Leave your shoes, worries and words at the door and enjoy the dance. Location 42 Quebec Street (3rd floor), in downtown Guelph.

We dance on the second Saturday of each month (except July and August).


Parking is available at the Baker Street parking lot behind 42 Quebec Street. 

Program:

 

7:15 Doors Open 7:15 Warm Up, Stretch or Chat 7:40 Doors Close 7:45 Opening Circle 7:50 Dance ends 9:25 with a Closing Circle. 

 

$10 Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis from 7:15 to 7:40 pm and limited to 40 dancers per night.

 

Arrive early to be assured entry. We sell a maximum of two admissions to a single individual.

 

Dance Floor Guidelines: No shoes (dance slippers okay). No talking; turn off cell phones. No alcohol or recreational drugs. No perfumes or scents (please wear deodorant). Permit your fellow dancer to engage in inward-focused exploration. Respect others’ dance space and avoid collisions. We regret having to limit the range of activities; our dance floor is the largest suitable space we have found.

 

While children as young as 11 may dance with us, we suggest a minimum age of 13. Dancers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

 

Visit www.guelphgroove.com

7 Week Chakra Yoga Series at Atlas Yoga Studio, Cambridge- Completed

September 20, 2018

This 7-week chakra yoga course will explore the 7 energy vortexes through different yogic techniques and practices. We will learn about the psychological and physiological characteristics of these centres and how they relate to our overall physical, mental and spiritual health. 

 

Barbara (Eva) will offer a variety of exercises to stimulate and empower our chakra system including visualizations, pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (yoga poses), chakra dance, mantra, yantra yoga (yogic astrology) and silent meditation. Throughout this course, sacred sound healing instruments such as gongs, tuning forks, chimes, singing bowls, drones and drums will be incorporated to enhance and deepen the class experience.

 

This course is best suited for people who are somewhat established in a yoga practice.

 

To register, please contact Atlas Yoga Centre: 

http://www.atlasstudio.com/

info@atlasstudio.com

519.240.9642

 

Where: 18 Ainslie Street South, Unit B Cambridge, Ontario 

When: Thursdays: 7 pm-8:30 pm, September 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Nov.1st, 2018.

Cost: $150

 

Sound Dance Immersion 2- Completed

October 27, 2018

Sound Dance Immersion

Join Barbara Dametto, Scott McPherson, Micheal Moon and Shantdeep for a rich, one of a kind experience!

Our aim is to offer participants a safe place to play, practice, journey deep and connect with their community.
All are welcome!

When: Saturday, Oct. 27th, 3:00- 6:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: All Saints Anglican Church- 235 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, On., K9J 3N9.

Schedule:


3:00-4:00 pm: Chakra Dance with Barbara

4:00--5:00 pm: Music as Medicine with Micheal

5:00-6:00 pm: Drums and Percussion with Scotty 

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner Break (bring your own dinner and store and eat it in the church kitchen or eat out)

7:00-9:00 pm: Beautiful evening Kirtan and music concert with Shanteep, Micheal, Scott (and possibly a few others). The audience will be invited to sing and dance as the evening guides us all into the mystery of mantra, music, deep spiritual surrender and open, joyful bliss. We will end with a quiet, savasana (relaxation) accompanied by sacred sound healing instruments.

Investment: 

Afternoon workshops and evening concert (3:00-6:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm): $65

Afternoon workshop (3:00-6:00 pm): $50 

Evening concert (7:00-9:00 pm): $25 

How to Register: 

Please send us an email first to confirm your spot followed by your payment via e- transfer of funds (auto deposit no password required)

email: breathetrue@gmail.com

Touching the Sacred- Completed

September 23, 2018

Global Wellness Day: A day we recognize our responsibility to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically.

Langdon Hall invites you to explore and appreciate the beauty and sacredness of nature around the property with a guided walk followed by introspective journal writing, an art activity and a group meditation.

 

Using nature as the source of inspiration, participants will create beautiful oracle cards with personal messages from plants, forest objects and trees. Sometimes referred to as "medicine cards", we will draw on the wisdom of nature and our own inner knowledge to express and create something unique and sacred.

 

The workshop will conclude with a guided meditation to seal the teachings received in our bodies and to share this healing transmission with the world.

Where: 1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge, Ontario. Firshade Hall.
When: September 23rd, 1-4pm.
Cost: $75 (includes the nature walk, workshop, art materials, beautiful journal, refreshments).


Workshop Facilitator: Barbara Dametto c/o Breathe True Yoga, Guelph.

CALL 519-624-3220 TO PURCHASE

visit: https://www.langdonhall.ca/
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