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Workshops and Events

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

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Clear Mind, Pure Heart Weekend Meditation Retreat

January 13th-15th, 2023.

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.

 

Learn to access the “relaxation response” that re-establishes the equilibrium of physical relaxation, emotional calm, and mental alertness. 

 

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

Features of the retreat:

- 6 Delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals

-Accommodation for 2 nights in a secluded rural retreat center​

Learning Opportunities at the retreat:

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

  • Simple relaxing yoga and movement instruction.

  • 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 and disappointments of the past year and start manifesting your new aspirations for the next year.

Click here to learn more about this retreat.

Contact: Russell Scott at-support@awakentheguruinyou.com

519-829-4149

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Soulful Saturday Series: Working With Essential Oils

January 28th, 2-4:30 pm

Please join me for another "Soulful Saturday Series" at Breathe True Yoga.

I have been creating and selling unique, handmade products for over 20 years. Whether it's jewelry, essential oils blends, feather wands, eye pillows, or visual art, creating things has been both a fun and rewarding endeavor.

 

This workshop is an opportunity for you to create something unique and beautiful to take home. I will supply all the materials (bottles, carrier oil, essential oils, reading materials on each oil, and their healing properties).

 

We will gather together for an afternoon to create two beautiful, essential oil perfumes or medicinal blends. Once created, we will give our concoctions names and come to understand what they signify for our own personal well-being. Light refreshments will be served.

Learn more about my essential oil perfume blends.

Maximum 8 participants.

Where: My home studio in Guelph, ON.

Cost: $75

e transfer: breathetrue@gmail.com

"I enjoyed a beautiful Essential Oil Workshop with Barbara. it was a wonderful learning experience and a fun way to spend an afternoon! Her knowledge and insights are true gifts."

     Alison Chang

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Full Moon Sound Journey & Water Blessing

February 6th, 7-9:30 pm

March 7th, 7-9:30 pm

Please join me for a nourishing sacred sound journey and water blessing/fire manifesting ceremony.

 

The Full Moon represents a cycle of completion and allows us to release and let go of energy. It encourages us to be introspective and to set intentions in order to create something new.

Water carries the feminine energy of cleansing and flowing change. We will recite our intentions to sacred water as a prayer for our healing, and later take some of the moon water home with us to be used as medicine throughout the month.

Come, lie down with cozy pillows and blankets, and receive the high vibrational musical frequencies of Paiste Gongs, quartz crystal singing bowls, Auracle hand pan, Native drum, Koshi chimes, vocal toning, and more. 

Maximum 6 participants.

Dress comfortably.

Bring a small jar of water.

Please contact me prior to sending your e-transfer to confirm your spot in this event as it typically fills up quickly.

Where: My home studio in Guelph, ON.

Cost: $60 per session

e transfer: breathetrue@gmail.com

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7-Week Chakra Yoga Course

Wednesday's February 8th-March 22nd,  6:30-8 pm

Please join me for this exciting 7-week chakra yoga course at my home studio in Guelph, Ontario.

Each week we will dive into one of the chakras and explore the meaning and significance of each center according to its physical, and psychological characteristics, as well as learn asanas and breathing practices to support and invigorate the center.

I have obtained 500 hours of yoga teacher training in the ancient Hindu tradition of chakra yoga (Pyramid Yoga center, Thailand) and have an abundance of experience and important teachings on this subject to share with you. This is a fun and informative course that I have taught in the past several times.

Click here to learn more about chakras.

Maximum 6 participants.

Where: My home studio in Guelph, ON.

Cost: $150 (pre-paid)

e transfer: breathetrue@gmail.com

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Valentine's Mini Market

Saturday, Feb. 11th, 11 am-4 pm

A fun and intimate market with myself and a select number of guest vendors. We will have beautiful soaps, crystals, art, and much more to spoil yourself or loved ones with for Valentine's Day.

Check out some of my handmade products here.

Where: The Holistic Goddess Studio

126 Emma Street, Guelph, On.

Contact: theholisticgoddess@gmail.com

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/HolisticGoddessGuelph

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Chakra Balancing Meditation and Sound Journey

February 12th, 2-4:30 pm

Please join me for a 2.5-hour-long dynamic chakra-balancing meditation and sound journey.

The chakras are spinning universal energy vortexes that express themselves in the pranic (energy) body from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Each has its own associated physical and psychological characteristics. But did you know that, according to ancient Ayurvedic Medicine, each also has its own resonating vowel tone?

In this workshop, participants will be guided through a dynamic (movement) chakra meditation while being bathed in various sound-healing musical instruments and drones. As we move from the 1st chakra to the 7th chakra, we journey from the denser realms and lower musical notes to the spiritual realms and higher, more delicate musical notes and instruments. Through vowel toning, body tapping, deep stretching, and movement expression, we stimulate each center which brings the body, emotions, and mind into a beautiful state of harmony and oneness. When sound is lovingly used for the intention of healing, restorative transformation can occur. We will end with group chakra vowel toning (mantra) and silent meditation.

 

Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle (I have blankets and cushions) and wear comfortable clothes. Maximum 6 people.

Click here to learn more about chakras.

Where: My home studio in Guelph, ON.

Cost: $60

etransfer: breathetrue@gmail.com

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Conscious Dance Event

Saturday, February 18th, 7-9 pm

Conscious dance leads participants on a ritual movement journey of physical and emotional transformation. Through breath, sweat, and expression, participants gain a palpable experience of themselves as pure powerful energy. 

Conscious Dance is not about learning steps, it’s about allowing that which is invisible within us (emotions, sensations, images, impulses) to be expressed through our own unique movement and style. It activates the imagination and utilizes diverse music to create a barefoot ecstatic celebration of the human spirit.

The music will follow an arc, beginning with slower, grounding music, building up to faster dance beats intended to invite release, and then transitioning back down to prayerful music. There is no right or wrong way to move. Best to simply show and "be moved".

Check out this YouTube video of me explaining conscious dance.

Please avoid chemical/synthetic perfumes and deodorants. 

Maximun 25 participants.

Arrive at 7 pm. Street-level doors will be locked by 7:20 pm. The dance will start at 7:30 pm sharp and end at 8:45 pm.

Where: 42 Quebec Street, 3rd floor, Guelph, On.

Cost: $20 cash at the door

e-transfer: breathetrue@gmail.com

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Elemental Dance Workshop

Saturday, March 4th, 2-4:30 pm

Please join me for an afternoon workshop that explores conscious dance inspired by the 5 elements earth, water, fire, air, and ether.

 

The 5 elements offer diverse opportunities to explore personal movement because they lend themselves so uniquely and perfectly to self-expression. For example, our earthy bodies move heavy, low, slow, and soft with qualities of groundedness and inertia. Our firey bodies move quickly with angular, explosive, and jagged qualities of wildness and combustion. As we explore all 5 elements, we become more skilled and confident in our bodies which ultimately assists us in everyday life.

 

This workshop will be divided into two parts:

 

  • Part One will be an exploration of the 5 elements and how their qualities can influence the way we express ourselves through movement/dance. We will go through each of the 5 elements separately, and explore them independently, with partners, and as a group. I will offer instruction, appropriate guidance, music, and handouts.

  • Part Two will be an hour-long "Elemental Dance" event whereby a music playlist, representing the 5 sections, will be played non-stop for us to dance freestyle and incorporate some of the movement skills learned and practiced in Part One. This part will be fun, invigorating, personal, communal, sacred, and transformational!

Maximum 10 people.

Please dress comfortably, and bring a journal, pen, and water bottle.

Where: Veedha Yoga Studio- 45 Keys Crescent, Guelph, ON.

https://www.veedhayoga.com/

Cost: $75 e-transfer veedhayoga@hotmail.com

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Private Sound Healing

On-Going

Sound healing penetrates a person's mind, emotions, and body to help bring them to states of deep relaxation. If you suffer from insomnia, anxiety, depression, or grief, this modality can help you to release and restore. Sound healing is also a wonderful way to simply treat yourself to a beautiful experience where you are bathed in drones, musical instruments, vocal toning, and vibrational frequencies that are known for their restorative qualities.

 

I offer several different thematic sound healing sessions. All are beautiful, deep, and extremely relaxing. 

 

Typically, a session takes 1.5 hours long and the person leaves feeling rested and restored.

Click here to learn more about sound healing.

Where: My home studio in Guelph, ON.

Cost: $120 paid via e-transfer to breathetrue@gmail.com

 

"Barbara (Eva) has delivered her sound healing sessions at a number of my meditation retreats. Participants have always felt wonderfully relaxed, rejuvenated, and deeply in touch with their inner beings. She has a refined intuitive ability to know what soundings have the greatest healing effect on participants. I highly recommend her sessions."Russell Scott. 

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Chakra Numerology
On-Going

Chakra numerology helps us to discover and understand our birth path in this lifetime. Through specific mathematical calculations based on our birthdays, we can gain insight into our dominant and minor chakras and create a personal calendar to help us evolve on our spiritual journeys. This calendar lets us study the effects of our assigned chakra energies which helps us to understand and contextualize our experiences in life. Knowing the effects of these energies can help us to bring presence and mindfulness to the ever-unfolding experiences that life presents us with.

 

In this session, you will obtain more self-awareness and practical knowledge ie. insights regarding health, relationships, career, life decisions, etc.

 

Typically, a session takes 1.5 hours long and the person leaves with a personal chart and typed handout.

Where: My home studio in Guelph, ON.

Cost: $120

Contact: breathetrue@gmail.com

"Barbara is an amazing yoga instructor. I have enjoyed her classes very much. I really like the way she combines yoga with sound healing and meditation. It is a unique and very powerful session. Also, I did a shamanic sound journey, a chakra numerology reading, and an essential oil perfume workshop with Barbara and they were all great experiences!" Marcella R.

Six-Week Program
On-Going

Welcome to my unique Six-Week Program. Here you will develop a daily practice/regime that will help to ground and strengthen your body, shift your energy, balance your emotions, calm your nervous system, cultivate inner peace, and connect you to your divinity through expressive arts.​

This program teaches 5 different healing modalities to help you become more grounded, peaceful, and expressive. Each week is a different modality. Week one starts with yoga/and or conscious dance. In week two we explore pranayama (breath work). Week three is sound healing and sacred mantra. In week four we learn and practice silent, seated meditation. In weeks five/six we explore archetypal mask creation and character development.

 

I offer the program in person and via Zoom.

Click here to learn more about my 6-Week Program.

Where: My home studio in Guelph, ON.

Cost: $800 paid via e-transfer to breathetrue@gmail.com

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Illumina: Visions of the Heart
T.B.A. (7-10 pm)

Join me for a beautiful evening of conscious dance, breathwork, sacred cacao ceremony, heart-opening meditation, singing, and outdoor fire circle.

During these accelerated and life-changing times, it's important to gather with like-minded people to intentionally create the reality we prefer- a reality based on love.

 

Connecting to our bodies through movement and breathwork as medicine grounds us in our physical world.

 

Drinking sacred cacao (and acknowledging both this Mayan tradition and the elemental world in nature) brings us into direct communication with the wisdom of our hearts and our ancestors.

 

Meditation allows us to become empty so that Source wisdom can clearly communicate with us.

 

Rejoicing in songful prayer unites and strengthens our ties with one another.

 

Taking our experience around an outdoor fire, burns and transforms our intentions and ignites our spirits to soar into the unlimited possibilities of the universe.

Please contact me prior to sending your e-transfer to confirm your spot in the event as it typically fills up quickly. 

Cost: $75 paid via e-transfer to breathetrue@gmail.com

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