For most of humankind’s history, Winter marked the time to slow down, take refuge from the cold and dark, and turn inward. It was also the time to shore up energy so that we could burst forth in the Spring. While our lifestyles may have changed, the body’s need for this type of replenishing remains the same.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Winter is governed by the kidneys and bladder. On a physical level they regulate the body’s fluid levels (including blood), produce hormones and remove wastes and toxins.
Emotionally, the season is the optimal time to address fear in a healthy way. What if, instead of pushing away or running from fear, we chose to turn toward it? What if we stopped to listen to the lessons it brings with it? How might we befriend it so that it stops being a destructive force in our lives?
Join Elizabeth and Amardeep to explore these themes through the practices of Restorative Yoga, gentle Thai Massage with herbal compresses and Sacred Sound Healing with the Earth Gong, a Wind Gong and a Tibetan Water Bowl.
You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of how to release yourself from stagnant energies and fears. You’ll also receive a written guide to add to your self-care toolbox in the coming months.
This is a part of a series of seasonal workshops focussed on supporting your well-being by building an awareness of the relationship between seasonal changes, your emotions, your lifestyle and your health.
In this season and workshop, we challenge ourselves to face, accept, perhaps appreciate, and then finally release fears.
No previous yoga experience is required.
Date & Time
Saturday January 12th
6:30 – 9:00 pm
About the Teachers
Elizabeth Ewanchuk helps clients experience greater ease in their bodies. As a Thai Massage Master and Craniosacral Therapist, she brings over 20 years of practice to each session. Enjoy the benefits of a relaxed nervous system; enhanced recovery from injury and illness; increased range of motion; reduction of pain; and sounder sleep.
S.A. Bliss (Amardeep Bliss) is a Gong and Sacred Sound artist, PhD candidate in Education, and Kundalini & Restorative Yoga teacher. Her classes include a focus on the practice of Ahimsa (non-harming) and honouring where you are in the present moment. She has travelled and taught in several countries including Germany, Japan, Korea, Croatia, India, and Canada.
Enthusiastic about Sacred Sound and Universal Vibration, she incorporates Gongs & crystal singing bowls in her yoga classes and workshops. She also offers individual sessions to work with Sound and tuning forks to re-calibrate your system.
She has learned from and worked with Sacred Sound Masters including Gong Masters Don Conreaux (USA) and Sanjay Hallon (India). Her lineage of teachers include Ramana Maharshi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Yogi Bhajan, and Thich Nhat Hanh. When she is not teaching, researching, or playing Gong, you can find her biking the urban cityscape, enjoying art at the AGO in Toronto, or travelling.