Workshops & Events

In keeping with Sir Dharma Mittra’s strongly rooted karma yoga tradition, Justine donates the proceeds from her workshops to various charitable organisations, among which have included:  Care Canada, the Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis Calendar fund, the Military Family Resource Centre, and the Ottawa Sexual Assault Support Centre.  By attending her events, you, too, will be contributing to a needy cause.  Please, come and help support your global community…after all, we are all ONE!

Acrobatic Partner Yoga

Location: Adi Shesha Yoga Zone – 99 Fourth Avenue (Ottawa, ON)

Friday 5 July 2019, 19.00 – 20.30

Friday 23 August 2019, 19.00 – 20.30

What better way to embody the spirit of union than through acrobatic partner yoga! Learning to establish trust, developing sensitivity, communicating effectively, and increasing mindfulness all come as a result of this amazing practice. As for the physiological benefits, they are many: limb strengthening, core stability and awareness, improved balance and alignment and coordination, augmented spatial perception, and increased flexibility, to name a few… Come join Justine and Dan for this incredibly fun and addictive exploration of partner-based yoga, and embrace the support and comradeship of your Adi Shesha peers! All are welcome, singles and pairs alike!

Cost:  $15 + HST

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Fundraiser Chant-a-Thon for Bhakti in the Woods Festival

Location:  Surround Circle Yoga – 15 Aylmer Avenue (Ottawa, ON)

Saturday 29 June 2019, 13.00 – 19.00

We are very pleased to be bringing back the annual Chant-a-Thon in support of the Bhakti in the Woods Yoga & Music Festival!  Come and experience this amazing devotional practice, that combines powerful mantras, beautiful melodies and love-filled songs to cultivate blissful emotions and promote peace of mind…

You will also have the opportunity to get a taste of some of the local kirtan acts that will be featured at this year’s festival. The lineup for this event includes:

Bhakti Connection
The OMBuds
Mélanie St-Jean
Rebecca White Raven

Please linger on afterwards to enjoy some social time with the community, and sample the delicious dishes of our vegan potluck dinner. And finally, although it does not officially form part of this fundraiser event, be sure to stick around afterwards for the Inner Rhythm Ecstatic Dance hosted by Surround Circle and led by Rebecca White Raven, which kicks off at 7 pm. So, be sure to mark your calendar, as you definitely will not want to miss this fully packed day!

Details & Schedule
13.00 – Kirtan, led by the Bhakti in the Woods performers
17.00 – Closing Meditation & Aarti
17.15 – Social Time & Vegan Potluck Dinner (plant based food contributions would be greatly appreciated)

Cost: Entry fee of $25. The price is the same regardless of when you arrive and however many times you come and go.

Sunset Beach Kirtan

Location:  Britannia Beach (Ottawa, ON)

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 19.00 – 20.30

Mmmmmm, losing yourself in chants and sweet songs of love and light at sunset – YES!

Come join us to connect with our voices, community and the beauty of nature! Rebecca and Justine will lead heart-felt uplifting and sacred songs together from a variety of traditions. You don’t need to be able to sing… it is more about joining into the collective songs and experiencing the healing and blissful effects!

You will find us at the west end of the beach, on the grassy area, towards the end of the rocky point, behind the community center.

A donation basket will be put out for your offering – a suggested donation $15 is greatly appreciated.

Also PLEASE check back here the morning of the event. We may need to reschedule due to weather.

Fundraiser Kirtan for Bhakti in the Woods Festival

Location:  TBD (Ottawa, ON)

Friday 9 August 2019, 19.00 – 22.00

Join us for one last heart-stirring kirtan in-town before we take the show out to the woods! With just one week to go until the BITW Festival, we would like to take this final opportunity to raise awareness and generate some hype for this amazing event. All proceeds will be directed to the Bhakti in the Woods Festival, in the interest of supporting and sustaining it.

Details & Schedule 

19.00 – Arrival, social time
19.15 – Opening Chant & Intention
19.30 – Kirtan, led by the OMBuds
21.45 – Closing meditation
22.00 – Open time (feel free to depart or linger for a little while longer)

Cost:  By donation (suggested amount $20)

Bhakti in the Woods Yoga & Music Festival

Location: 166 chemin Himmelman (Ladysmith, QC)

16-18 August 2019, all-day activity schedule

Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar for this phenomenal grassroots festival, which brings together amazing yoga and wellness practices, exquisite sacred music, and the great outdoors, to produce a truly transcendent experience! Justine is deeply honoured and excited to be participating in a higher capacity at this year’s event, and looks forward greatly to connecting with everyone throughout the weekend. Join her as she takes the main stage with her kirtan group, the OMBuds, on Saturday at midday, as well as in the workshop tent on Sunday morning, for the Kirtan for Kids (open to everyone…not just the young fry!). She will also be teaching the yoga portion of a sound healing yoga practice on Saturday evening – a perfect activity to bask in the glow of the sunset!

Justine’s Schedule 

Saturday, 11.00 – The OMBuds Kirtan Hour (Main Stage)
Saturday, 19.00 – Dharma Yoga:  Pathway to Self-Realisation, with Sound Healing (Yoga Tent)
Sunday, 09.00 – Kirtan for Kids with the OMBuds (Workshop Tent)

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