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!
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 – ONLINE Kirtan
NOTE: Due to the COVID19 directives put into place for social events, the delivery method for this event has been changed to a live streamed event.
Sunday 22 March, 14.00 – 16.00
“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.
Unfortunately the current state of affairs, due to the COVID19 pandemic outbreak, is preventing the possibility for us to gather…All the more reason to come together in a virtual space and to connect through music and mantra! We hope very much that you will consider joining us and enjoying the practice in the comfort of your own home!
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!
Please refer to the URL link above to tune into the event. All are welcome!
Good Friday Maha Sadhana
Location: Planet Botanix – 301 Bank Street (Centretown, Ottawa)
Friday 10 April 2020, 15.00 – 18.00
Nothing quite compares with the charged up feeling that comes from sharing space and energy with like-minded yogis…and to witness all the bodies moving in unison, like a school of fish, is truly an unforgettable and mesmerizing sight!
If you are in pursuit of higher knowledge of yoga and deeper intensity of practice, you owe it to yourself to give Dharma Yoga a try! Modern-day guru to thousands of practitioners worldwide, Sri Dharma Mittra has devoted over 50 years of his life sharing yogic teachings and methods to help us live more conscientiously and contently, and to rid ourselves of habits and patterns that bring about pain and suffering.
Come join us for a deeply satisfying experience that encompasses all the primary constituents of yoga, including spiritual reflections, pranayama, subtle body stimulation/purification, asana, deep relaxation, and meditation.
The asana portion of the class will feature an exceedingly graceful and powerful Shiva Namaskar vinyasa segment to build heat, followed by a sequence of held postures to promote radiant health of body and stillness of mind.
We will conclude the gathering with a heartwarming kirtan led by the OMBuds, that is bound to send you into an even deeper euphoric state!
Please sign up directly with Justine via this link, with subject line “MAHA SADHANA”: http://justinesyogaspace.com/contact/
Brunch and Live Music Fundraiser for Bhakti in the Woods
Location: Santainaii Earth Based Healing Centre – 166 chemin Himmelmann (Ladysmith, QC)
Saturday 9 May 2020, 10.00 – 14.00
Come enjoy an Indian themed all you can eat vegetarian brunch outside in the beautiful countryside with uplifting music and song to start your day! Rain or shine (will be at the covered Namastage if necessary). A colorful arrangement of Ayurvedic and Indian food and drink will be available buffet style. Just bring yourselves!
Live dining music provided by members of The Bhakti Connection and The OMBuds. After brunch, who knows? We may just feel compelled to keep the music going with a kirtan jam…
This fundraiser raises funds to support the musicians at the Bhakti in the Woods Festival. It’s so fantastic to be able to eat and drink healthful meals together in community, to support another community event! We look forward to sharing in this experience with you – a brand new offering.
Cost: $25 (online purchase – adults), $30 (at the door – adults), $10 (kids & youth)
Please pre-purchase your tickets at the following URL link: https://www.showpass.com/brunch-live-music/?fbclid=IwAR0kRHWcRX-WdAdJtHzu87UrX3Jd9HoiO9EMRadq5nT90XZ4TXqszWa2EGA