We are harnessing the power of the Moon to step into alignment with our natural cycles. Tapping into our cycles in this way requires a deep listening to our bodies. Getting there can mean a competitive advantage in our careers, productivity, decision-making, and time management skills.
Nope, there's no mistake about the timing for this offering! Sadhana is a daily yoga or meditation practice of self-discipline that brings out your best. It is practiced during the ambrosial hours of the morning, from 4:30-7am. Aquarian Sadhana is offered at The Well once per month....
Lend your voices, your ears, and your hearts in creating a light filled vibrational harmony to offset these turbulent times! Facilitated by musicians Jack and Soorya Ray Resels and friends, this will be a time of playful celebration to lift hearts, minds, and spirit through singing simple chants for all to sing. No experience required!
This talk will explore the concept of spiritual bypassing. We’ll also explore how to welcome and turn towards our feelings, even uncomfortable ones, and how that path is far more healing than bypassing them. All talks are donation based (suggested 10$ donation).
Do you know your skin’s personal needs and genuine expression? Did you know that your skin, being the body’s largest organ, is asking to converse with you through its conditions? With Mimi Young, plant spirit medicine practitioner and founder of shamanic skin and aura care brand, Ceremonie, we invite you to develop a foundation based on today’s understanding of skin science.
We’ll explore why our personality (our small self) is not capable of loving itself. We’ll explore how attempts to build a teaching and practice of self-love on the personality are flawed from the start. We’ll then explore how Love of the self is actually the right path. All talks are donation based (suggested 10$ donation).
The new moon is a great time to manifest what you want in life. We’ll use the gong’s healing energy to guide us through this shift.
We will start this special event with a few yoga movements before settling into a group meditation and gong bath. The gong bath will be an extended relaxation where you lie down, relax and let the gong do its magic.
All are welcome, of any age and of any experience. This event will be held by Atma Karam Kaur (Bridget Dunne).
Do you feel you’re not totally fulfilled or aren’t living your full divine potential with your present work? Would you love to fully and joyfully live your life purpose and create work that expresses all your gifts and talents? Liberate your spirit and soul with this enlightening workshop on creating the work you love with Ellen Hayakawa, bestselling author and founder of The Divinely Inspired Leaders.
The Well is thrilled to be hosting a 2 hour meditation class under the guidance of Tina Pashumati James. Click the title to view details.
Pre-Regististered class for youth ages 3-6yrs & 6-10yrs, Saturday & Sunday 11am- 12:30pm, Aug. 25-26th. Yoga can provide youth with essential life tools such as self-esteem and confidence, inner and outer strength, attention and concentration, and heightened awareness of both oneself and others.
Come play on your mat - begin with a vinyasa flow style class, build heat and get long, strong and lean. Then, ease deeper into your body in a relaxed, mindful yin-style practice. Not flexible? No problem! Great for anyone with stiff muscles and joints, or those looking to balance out higher impact activities. Strengthen your body, clear your mind. Come unwind. This class is beginner-friendly with variations for all levels.
In this two-part workshop weekend, including a Friday night presentation ($15) and Saturday and Sunday full-day workshops ($200, including presentation), participants will explore how our body is shaped within by the imaginal body, inspired by the writings of Karl Jung on alchemy and archetypes. Click the link to view details.
Join us for this first time offering of both kundalini and yin yoga on Bowen! We will start with a kundalini yoga practice (guided by Atma Karam) to unravel the blocks and resistance in the body and mind that hold us back from sharing our light, living our purpose, and being at peace. We’ll build the nervous system, strengthen the intuition, and listen to the body map. We’ll use the nourishing power of yin yoga (guided by Harmony Shire Davison) to access deeper layers of fascia to find stillness after movement and reconnect the body and mind.
This intimate workshop will blend together the soulful and nourishing practices of yoga and meditation with an introduction on how the effects of tea and tea ritual can be used to balance body, mind and spirit. Treat yourself to this 2-hour workshop and enjoy movement, meditation and tea ceremony that, together, will leave you feeling steeped in self care and rejuvination.
Learn the cultural aspects of a hand drum (Taywayagunn) during this two day workshop with Nathan Brass, Saulteux Native from the Key First Nation. Drawing on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, Nathan will explore the spiritual significance, share how to develope an authentic emotional attachment, the physical creation & mental preparation of creating, caring for and properly utilizing a traditional hand drum.
The Well on Bowen is pleased to invite Matthew Van Der Giessen, founder of the Somatics Institute, back by popular demand for this 2-part workshop series. Come and learn about fascia, the anatomy of chronic tension patterns in the body, and discover how you can recover the freedom of posture and movement. Sign up for one or both workshops. Click below for details.
Join us to learn and practice fundamental skills to attenuate the effects of anxiety, depression, grief or loss; within the body, mind and heart. Click the link below to view details.
Chris Dierkes will speak to how to see, affirm, nurture, and support the souls of our children. If you’re a parent, step-parent, godparent, grandparent, caregiver, aunt, uncle, teacher, or an adult involved in the life of children, please consider joining this free/by donation conversation.
Don't be dead serious about life—allow your inner child to seriously play! November is the perfect time to explore the magic of death and life when the veil between those two worlds are very thin. Through dance, meditation, changing, and relaxation the workshop will help remove fears and taboos around death, giving courage to contemplate and embrace life fully.
For all of the yin groupies on Bowen Island Yoga, this special 1.5 hour class with guest instructor, Andrea Clark of Nectar Yoga B&B is sure to delight! Andrea has extensive training to offer a wide variety of class types, including Yin Yoga. She is a highly skilled and sought-after teacher. Come and try a class (or two, or three!) with her. We are delighted and lucky that she is available to offer these special monthly classes this summer at Bowen Island Yoga.
with Britt Fuller & Sara Jane Gooding. Details to be announced soon!
A special 2 hour moon yin class with Harmony Shire Davison. The class will focus on balancing the body's fascia head to toe, wringing out the body, and creating space with breath. Take time to marinate intentions in long deep holds. There will be time to sip and nibble at the end to allow the body time to re-enter the world anew. Click for more details >>
Join visiting artist Kristen Lewis for a memorable, joyful 3 days of dancing. The camp is segmented into 3 age groups: 4-6 year olds, 6-9 year olds, and 10-14 year olds. Kristen is an accomplished dance artist and experienced dance educator, with 7 years of teaching experience. She runs the Salt-Spring-based Children’s Dance Workshop. Kristen’s classes are fun, therapeutic, community-building experiences where students build core dance skills (technique, improvisation and dance-creation skills), in an environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, self-confidence and healthy body image.
Join Natasha Currah and other amazing women from our community for a slow moving yoga class, followed by personal journalling and an intimate conversation with tea and snacks. We'll close with a quiet meditation and restorative practice. Essential oils, soothing music and loads of nurturing will send you floating home!
Join us to watch this fascinating documentary about the musician, Krishna Das, sharing how he entered into the practice of changing and what it means to him today. He takes us on a journey to India to discover legendary spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, through drug addiction and depression, to his eventual emergence as a world-famous Kirtan singer. Click here for details >
On four Sunday afternoons in Jan—April, Dr. Shahar Rabi and Saskia Tait will be hosting screenings of Dr. Gordon Neufeld's esteemed course, The Power to Parent, for individuals, couples, and professionals who are interested in expanding and/or deepening their understanding of attachment and child development in order to more skillfully meet the always-changing needs of infants and children. Click for details >
Come and join Shasta Martinuk, Brian Hoover, and Matt Maxwell for a family-friendly, all ages, singing experience with easy-to-learn music from around the world. The regular kirtan event is past most children's bedtimes and so we created this event to gauge interest in a family chanting and potluck event. Click here for details >>
Join Saskia Tait, and her 3-year old daughter, Annika Rabi, for an exploration of yoga in a fun, playful and safe environment. This class series for kids (ages 3-5) will introduce basic postures and breathing exercises. Postures are taught using games and stories, and each class ends with a short story time. Parent participation is welcome, but not required (go and enjoy some kid-free time!!). Click for more details >
Join Rebekka Walker for a mixed level, candlelit class followed by a celebratory community potluck.