Barbara Dametto: Yoga Instructor, Sound Healer, Expressive Arts Practitioner
Helping People Cultivate Self-Awareness, Confidence and Creativity
to Live With Joy and Purpose.
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
Conscious Dance Event
February 26th- 7:45 pm, 2021
Conscious Dance is a dynamic dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body.
The arc-like flow if the pre-recorded DJ'd music leads participants on a ritual journey of physical and emotional transformation. Through breath, sweat and expression, participants gain a palpable experience of themselves as pure powerful energy. In Conscious Dance, we dance without mirrors to release judgement of ourselves and others.
Conscious Dance is not about learning steps, it’s about revealing, recovering and rediscovering our natural intuitive movement. We activate the imagination and utilize diverse forms of freestyle improvisational dance to a soundtrack of inspiring and diverse music, creating a barefoot ecstatic celebration of the human spirit.
Presently, I am offering monthly events via Zoom on the 4th Friday of the month. All are welcome!
Sound yokes us to universal consciousness. It is powerfully linked to our well-being since its vibratory nature impacts our energetic and physical bodies. When sound is imbued with intention (such as love), it becomes sacred. In nada yoga (the yoga of sound), the ear is the gateway to the soul. Sound is the emanation of any tone, frequency or vibration. Music is the organization of sound.
Throughout this weekend course, we will gather both in a studio setting and via Zoom to discuss and explore many different aspects of sound as a healing modality.
The emphases of the course will be on vocalization, creating soundscapes, working with themes, expressing sound through words and visual art, vocal toning for the chakras and corresponding organs, mantra, trance rhythms and dance to alter states of consciousness and shamanic sound journeying to connect with the earth energies.
Cost is $150 before January 24th, 2021 (after this date the cost is $200)
Join me every Sunday and Wednesday morning for a one-hour long hathe yoga class.
We start with gentle stretching, then pranayama, followed by a strengthening asana practice and ending with silent meditation.
Classes are drop-in style so you can come and go as you please.
Cost: $10 per class payable via
e-transfer (directly after the class):
I am greatly benefiting from Barbara’s Yoga classes both privately and on Zoom.
Her years of experience in Yoga, breathwork, dance and the study of movement give her the keen ability to adapt the poses to support my particular physical challenges. Through her classes, I am regaining my physical strength and learning how to trust the wisdom in my own body."Jocelyn Drainie
Join me every Sunday evening for a one-hour long meditation class.
This class is divided into 4- 15 minute-long sections:
Part 1- We start with movement as meditation. I will share a piece of music for everyone to move to. Eyes are closed- your movement is simply an expression of your authentic impulses. Make sure you have your computer plugged into an external speaker or you have headphones/earbuds.
Part 2- Seated meditation focusing on the natural breath with some guided meditation instructions.
Part 3- Seated meditation focusing on the body with some guided meditation instructions.
Part 4- Reclining meditation savasana with quiet Solfeggio scale 528Hz music to heal and relax your body, mind and soul.
Classes are drop-in style so you can come and go as you please.
Tell me what kind of class you want as well as any physical needs you might have, and I will design a class just for you! I will teach it to you, provide a PDF copy and be available for questions and clarifications.
"Barbra tailored my very own personal yoga flow, she was very helpful with making sure the yoga poses and breathing techniques were done properly to avoid any injuries. Thank you for opening up your space, I greatly appreciated it." Monique Y.
Private Sound Session
I offer several different thematic sound healing sessions. All are beautiful, deep and extremely relaxing.
"I felt very relaxed and at peace the day after my sound healing session. I've been sleeping well and finding it hard to get out of bed (I normally don't feel this way). My body and mind are finally relaxed after being in a state of constant anxiety for so long. Highly recommend this amazing experience. Be open to it and you will receive wonderful, healing benefits." Meghan A.
1. Weekend Workshop: This workshop runs all day both Saturday and Sunday (10 am-5 pm). We gather is a beautiful studio setting (in Guelph or elsewhere). I will take the group through the process of mask creation and character development. All art materials are included.
There is also a post-course, follow-up Zoom session that is included to help participants dive deeper into their masks.
2. Ask a Mask: Choose one of my masks that you are drawn to and ask it a question. I will contemplate your question, get into the role of the mask/persona and allow the message of wisdom to come through me. I am the vehicle, the mask is the "counsellor". These 20-minute sessions can be orchestrated in person, over Zoom or I can create a short video and email it to you.
3. Unmasking Session: Choose one of my masks that you are most drawn to, put it on and sit in front of a mirror. I will guide you through a series of character development instructions and questions. These one-hour long sessions are powerful experiences whereby you (the client) surrender your personal character and allow the wisdom of the mask to come through in order to help you better understand a situation in your life. The sessions are experienced in person usually at my studio in Guelph (although I can also come to you. We will need access to an open, private room and a large mirror).
Yantra yoga is a form of yogic astrology that 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. An understanding of the larger life template will help us to make choices that can benefit our physical and spiritual path. 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 be guided to understand these concepts in order to obtain more self-awareness and practical knowledge ie. insights regarding health, relationships, career, life decisions etc. Typically, a yantra yoga private session takes 1-1.5 hours long and the person leaves with a personal chart and typed handout.