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Mini Facial & Sound Bath

I am thrilled to be joined by the Calm Down Club's very own Cassandra Bradshaw in this unique holistic experience at Yoga by Abbey.

 

Using the healing power of touch, scent, sound and stillness, we will float into the hypnagogic state together.

Hyp•na•gog•ic (adj.)

Hypnagogia is the transitional state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep .

 

Enjoy a blissful mini facial experience with Certified aromatherapist and holistic skin therapist Cassandra Bradshaw (she/her) while I guide us through tranquil journey of healing sound. You will be invited to lay comfortably on your back using the support of the yoga props for ultimate relaxation.

 

The sacred sounds of the crystal sining bowls have a frequency that alter the brain wave state. It is possible through sound healing to reach the same brain wave state as REM sleep. This is extremely relaxing for the nervous system. The vibration of these sounds can help to clear energetic blocks and provide healing throughout the entire body.

 

Throughout our sound journey together, Cassandra will be able to spend time with each person to provide the wonderful gift of healing hands on touch. Intentional acupressure points on the face will be stimulated to encourage flow and chi— our life force energy—to decrease congestion and impart a radiant, healthy glow. A rejuvenating massage of the shoulders, neck, head and face will be intuitively created to support this restorative experience. Breathe in an organic blend of therapeutic essential oils and carrier oils that are chosen to support your skin’s natural ability to thrive and connect you with your heart centre.

Enjoy herbal tea after your session.

 

*we invite you to arrive with a clean, product-free face.

There are only 7 spots available per session.

Tuesday May 21st from 7:00-8:30pm

at Yoga by Abbey

 

Investment: $70.00

Full Moon in Sagittarius Circle

Join myself and Nancy Drope in this popular monthly experience tuning into the energy of the Full Moon at the Yoga by Abbey studio in St. Catharines.

 

This full moon is in the firey sign of Sagittarius!

 

This experience begins with an engaging astrology discussion with Nancy Drope, helping you to understand and integrate the themes of the full moon into your being.

 

You will receive your personal horoscope for this full moon based on your rising sign in astrology and get to interact with the oracle cards to help you set your intention for the evening.

 

I will then guide us through an intentional full moon yoga practice, exploring the themes of this full moon through movement breath and awareness. Together we will shift and move stagnant energy and release all that no longer serves our highest good!

 

Our yoga practice will lead us into a restful savasana pose, prepared to immerse ourselves in the healing vibration of sound. With the crystal singing bowls and the gong, Nancy and I will take you on a blissful sound healing journey, rejuvenating your mind body and spirit.

 

Conclude the evening by burning away what no longer serves you into the ceremonial burning pot. A truly empowering and transformative experience, all are welcome!

 

There is no experience necessary to participate in this powerful circle.

Friday May 24th from 6:30-8:30pm

at Yoga by Abbey

Investment: $60.00

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Arm Balances, Headstands & Handstands

Flip your perspective with me in this 90 minute workshop experience focusing on arm balances, headstands and handstands. Together we will safely break down and work on postures such as crow pose (kakasana), crane pose (bakasana), side crow pose (parsva bakasana), firefly pose (tittibhasana), flying pigeon pose (eka pada galavasana), forearm stand (pincha mayurasana), headstand (shirshasana) and handstand (adho mukha vrksasana).

 

It is recommended that you are able to hold yourself up in a high plank position to attempt these advanced yoga postures safely. Whether you are new to yoga inversions or a practiced practitioner this workshop is sure to challenge your strength, bring you out of your comfort zone, and enhance your body awareness.

 

You will surprise yourself with how these postures feel when approached with the correct technique.

 

In this workshop we will work both independently and as a group, learning progressions that help us work towards each posture. There will be moments where you are able to work on the progression or step that you are on, while I come around and provide one to one assistance and hands on support to those who desire.

 

Enjoy a relaxing mini sound bath at the end of the session to rejuvenate your body after all your hard work!

 

This workshop includes free access to online tutorial videos recorded by Abbey to help you safely practice and continue your progress after the workshop.

 

Your safety is my top priority in this workshop. Previous to becoming an advanced Yoga instructor, I spent many years as a cheerleading, acrobatics and tumbling coach. I have experience with helping hundreds of folks safely learn to hold themselves up while upside down and am confident in my ability to support you!

 

If you have any questions about this workshop and if it is right for you, please email me directly at abbeysyogis@gmail.com

Saturday May 25th from 11:30am-1:00pm

at Yoga by Abbey

Investment: $40.00

Hatha Yoga, Violin & Sound Journey

In this special session I will be joined by professional violinist Katrina DeRoche-Vermeer of Wandering Rhapsodies to bring you on a recalibrating journey of hatha yoga and live music, ending in an immersive sound bath combining the violin and crystal singing bowls.

This session will begin with a relaxing pranayama technique and lead us into a healing hatha yoga sequence. Hatha yoga is a style of yoga that focuses on connecting mind, body and spirit by experiencing each posture fully before moving to the next. Yoga props are provided to support you in your postures and help you relax deeper. During this time, Katrina will fill the room with the beautiful sounds of her violin, playing live for us as we enjoy each posture.

Our hatha yoga session will end in a savasana pose supported by props and with a blanket, readying us to fully surrender to the power of healing sound. As you relax on your back, Katrina and I will bathe your mind, body and spirit in the harmonious collaboration of the violin and crystal singing bowls.

The powerful frequency and vibration of these live instruments have the power to shift our brain waves into a theta or delta brain wave state. This is sometimes known as a "dream like state". This state is tremendously healing for our nervous system and thus the physical body, mind and emotions, and even the hormones we secrete. When we embrace this state, we become more receptive to the intentions we are setting for ourselves... like planting a seed deep within!

Enjoy a cup of herbal tea as you integrate your experience afterwards and connect with others.

There is no experience necessary to partake in this blissful session.

Tuesday May 28th from 7:00-8:30pm

at Yoga by Abbey

Investment: $45.00

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Women's Circle

This special session is a sacred space for women to come together, honour the divine feminine and stand in support of one another on our journey.

 

The theme of this month's women's circle is vulnerability.

 

Our session will begin with a sacred cacao ritual, honouring our connection to mother earth and its abundance and embracing the heart-opening benefits of cacao. Together we will tune in and set an intention to bring forward in our healing sound journey.

 

We will then embark on a healing chakra-balancing sound journey together. Resting comfortably on the earth while immersing ourselves in the healing vibrations of the crystal singing bowls and other sound healing instruments. The powerful frequency and vibration of the crystal bowls help us to drop into a hynopagogic or "dream like" state, allowing us to make shifts at the subconscious level. Throughout our sound journey we will connect with each of the seven main energetic centres, bringing balance and harmony to each chakra.

 

After our sound bath, we will continue to sip cacao while taking some time to reflect on provided journal prompts and/or interacting with oracle cards. This will help us to integrate what comes up for us in our sound journey.

 

We will then open up the circle for group sharing . An opportunity to embrace the theme of this month's women circle; vulnerability. Together we will have a meaningful conversation around what came up for us in our session and reflection. Supporting and validating one another on our journey is a powerful way to heal.

 

An experience of connecting with likeminded women and honouring your sacred self!

Friday May 31st from 6:30-8:30pm

at Yoga by Abbey

Investment: $50.00

Summer Solstice Sunset Sound Bath

Join me on the longest day of the year at Lakeside Park Beach, Port Dalhousie, in St. Catharines for a rejuvenating sound bath surrounded by nature's elements in celebration of the Summer Solstice.

 

The Summer solstice is when the earth's tilt is closest to the sun and thus the closest we get to the sun's energy as beings on earth. It is a time of celebrating abundance, joy and vitality. There are many rituals throughout ancient history in several different cultures to celebrate this special event in nature that happens just once a year in each hemisphere.

 

Tune into the vitality of the sun's energy on the beach with me through a healing sound bath with the crystal singing bowls and various other instruments.

 

The powerful vibration of the crystal singing bowls alters our brain wave state to one similar to REM sleep, into a theta or delta brain wave state. In this blissful state of receptivity your body is more easily able to heal, go inwards, and manifest your deepest intentions. Our brain wave state impacts our nervous system, which impacts our physical body, emotions and even the hormones we secrete. The vibrations also help us move stagnant or blocked energy in the body, promoting the alignment of the chakras, or energetic centres in the body.

 

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or something to lay on. You may also like to bring a blanket for on top of you, or one as a pillow under your head. Bring whatever you need to lay comfortably on the sand for 60 minutes.

Thursday June 20th from 8:00-9:00pm

at Lakeside Park Beach, Port Dalhousie

Investment: $22.00

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