In keeping with Sri 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!
Valentines Day Special at the RSC
Location: Rideau Sports Centre – 1 Donald Street (Ottawa, Ottawa)
Friday 14 February, 18.45 – 19.45 – Partner Yoga
What better way to embody the spirit of union than through 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: assisted stretching to enable a deeper and longer hold in a posture, attention to core stability and awareness, and improved balance and coordination, just to name a few…Come join us for this incredibly fun and addictive exploration of partner-based yoga, and embrace the support and comradeship that naturally comes with this practice!
Cost: $40 + HST
Friday 14 February, 20.00 – 21.00 – Singles Yoga
We welcome you to join us for a heart-centric yoga class, which features a graceful flow of postures to build some heat, followed by some held poses to promote quietness and calmness of the body and mind, and consciousness in our day-to-day lives. All levels are welcome!
Cost: $20 + HST
Friday 14 February, 21.00 & onwards – Dinner Special
Why not end the evening with your sweetheart or friends at the RSC’s superb restaurant, The Bridge Public House? Be sure to check out their special Valentines Day menu, featuring a delectable array of dishes, created particularly for this very special occasion!
Cost: $20 + HST
More details available at https://www.rideausportscentre.com/yoga-wellness/yoga-rideau-sports-centre/yoga-wellness-workshops/
Valentines Day Partner Yoga w/ Justine & Dan
Location: Mountaingoat Yoga Studio – 99 Fourth Avenue (Glebe, Ottawa)
Saturday 15 February, 13.00 – 15.00
Yoga is a word that means ‘union’. Given that definition, what better way to honour that theme than with a practice like Acrobatic Partner Yoga, which exemplifies that concept of divine connection? Through conscious partner based movement that calls upon the participants to establish trust, exercise mindfulness and develop fluidity, coordination and synchronisation, it is the perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day!
This is an all-levels class; feel free to come solo or with a friend! Join us afterwards for a glass of sparkling cider and cupcakes from the local business, Anabia (https://anabia.ca)…it makes the afternoon all that much sweeter!
Limited spaces available.
Cost: $30 + HST or class card
Double Bill Kirtan Concert with The Bhakti Connection & The OMBuds
Location: Planet Botanix – 301 Bank Street (Downtown, Ottawa)
Sunday 16 February, 14.00 – 16.00
The OMBuds and the Bhakti Connection are very pleased and excited to be leading a joint kirtan concert, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Bhakti in the Woods Yoga & Music Festival, taking place in the summer of 2020.
We hope you will join us for this first-ever joint initiative that features two of Ottawa’s prominent kirtan bands; we are excited to share some of our latest music works, along with some classics!
CDs and snacks will also be available for purchase. As with the admisssion, proceeds will be directed towards supporting the BITW Festival.
Please save the date for this beautiful event! We would be so grateful for your support in creating the best Bhakti in the Woods Festival to date for 2020!
Cost: $25 (adults), $10 (youth 12-17 yrs), $0 (kids under 12 yrs)
Please pre-purchase your tickets at the following URL link: https://www.showpass.com/double-bill-kirtan-concert/
Acrobatic Partner Yoga
Location: Adi Shesha Yoga Zone – 99 Fourth Avenue (Glebe, Ottawa)
Friday evenings, 19.00 – 20.30: February 28, March 27, April 24
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: $18 + HST or class card
More details available at https://www.adishesha.com/yoga-workshops-ottawa/acrobatic-partner-yoga-w/-justine-dan
Equinox Bhakti Event w/ the OMBuds – Kirtan and Potluck
Location: Mountaingoat Yoga Centre (Barrhaven, Nepean)
Saturday 21 March, 16.00 – 18.00 (Potluck dinner to follow)
“Imagine being established in a state of bliss, singing through the hearts of all beings” ~Sri Dharma Mittra
Bhakti Yoga is a devotional path which is practiced by many yogis, for its ease of acquiring the taste of divine bliss. It is exercised through the recitation and/or chanting of powerful mantras and bhajans (spiritual songs), which serve to quell the chattering in the mind and to purify the heart.
The beauty and effectiveness of Bhakti Yoga stems from its sheer simplicity; anyone can do it, for all it requires one to do is to sing and surrender to the profound mind-soothing effects of the mantras and music. And, as kirtan is a group-based practice, the vibrations raised as a result of many beings coming together to create a highly charged space, can ultimately lead to the experience of feeling deeply connected to Source and to all beings.
You owe it to yourself to check out this amazingly therapeutic, heart opening and balancing practice…a perfect way to celebrate the Spring Equinox and to ring in the season of new beginnings!
We will follow up, for those who wish to stay, with a vegan/vegetarian potluck dinner. This is the perfect complement to the Kirtan, as it allows for more opportunity to connect with the community, and to observe the tradition of prasada, which is a spiritual offering in the form of food, made available to everyone to enjoy! Should you wish to participate, we would grateful to accept your plant based food contributions. To facilitate the clean-up and to reduce waste, may we also kindly request that you bring your personal plate/bowl and cutlery? We thank you, in advance, for your consideration. All are welcome!
Cost: $25 = HST (adults), $10 + HST (youth 12-17 yrs), $0 (kids under 12 yrs)
Please pre-purchase your tickets at the following URL link: http://mountaingoatyoga.com/equinox-bhakti-event-kirtan-potluck-with-justine-hoang-the-ombuds/