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Events and Workshops @ Metta
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T)
With Erin McCarthy
The objective of practicing mindfulness is to develop and strengthen one’s ability to pay attention, and to be aware of the consequence of one’s feelings and behaviour.
Program Cost: $300 Includes: 4 weekly 90 minute sessions; downloadable guided meditations; course workbook To see dates and to Sign Up Click HERE
Enter the Dreamtime:
A Celebration of Winter Solstice
With Andrea Wood
Winter solstice marks the beginning of the dreamtime. With longer nights and shorter days, we have more time for stillness.
Stillness gives birth to great new beginnings. Stillness gives us the time and space for imagination to roam, to share stories & wisdom, and to settle into the warmth of community.
Join us at Metta Studio to learn about the dreamtime, and to enjoy a guided sound-rich journey into your dreamtime space.
Saturday January 21st, 2019 7:00pm-9:00pm
$25 per person
Cash payment at the door.
Introductory Mindfulness Workshop
With Jennifer Innes
Are you curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience.
Ottawa Meditation & Wellness, in collaboration with Metta Movement & Meditation Studio, will be offering a three-hour introductory workshop on these powerful mental health practices that allow us to see what’s going on in our lives more clearly and discover new ways of relating to stress.
This 2,600-year-old Buddhist practice is now widely used in Western medicine and psychology to reduce stress and anxiety, lift mood, and promote overall health and well-being. Mindfulness is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible, and focused.
This workshop is a great opportunity to experience what mindfulness is and to leave being able to start a basic practice of your own.
In the *Fighting Monkey Practice, we explore Communication through the application of task-based movement training in solo and partnered movement practices, with tools and in relation to rhythm.
(Pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders are recommended).
Elke Schroeder has been designated a Fighting Monkey Instructor by the practice’s creators Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea and teaches Inspire by FM for movement and dance institutions internationally.
In yoga and movement study, the psoas is pretty much a household name. Nestled too deep to see, difficult to palpate, connecting your spine to your legs and one of the most important muscles in our bodies. For all the chatter, how well acquainted are you and your psoas?
In this informative and accessible workshop, you'll have opportunity to explore from the ground up - gentle rolling, winding and unwinding across the floor, transitioning up and into walking, with some funky dance moves for fun. Learning to play with your psoas can help foster ease and efficiency in daily activity - improving gait mechanics (how you walk, run and jump), balance and endurance, diminishing joint stress and reducing incidence of injury. And to close our time together, we’ll integrate our explorations with a restorative guided relaxation.
The movement principles in this workshop are adaptable to a wide range of ages and abilities - whether you're a well-conditioned mover, just getting back into action or somewhere in between, Adventures In Movement aims to help you better understand your unique physical structure and how you use it to navigate through life.
Ian Elliott is a Toronto-based yoga and movement educator, and shiatsu massage therapist. He teaches through a lens of over 15 years of personal practice, with ongoing studies in anatomy, biomechanics, pain science and trauma-informed instruction. His current offerings are largely inspired by The Axis Syllabus, an evolving lexicon of principles that promote ease and sustainability in dynamic movement. He provides private sessions in his home studio, ranging from rehabilitative to athletic, and group classes at several facilities in his west-end neighbourhood. When he isn't helping others becoming embodied, he enjoys DJing House and Techno music, trail-running and whipping up a healthy storm in the kitchen.
You can learn more about Susan McEwen by visiting her bio on our Metta team page.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Mindfulness for Everyone
With Erin McCarthy
Curious about mindfulness? Want to reduce your stress, find more balance in your life and experience more joy? Have you tried to meditate but just can't seem to make it stick?
This four week course will give you the tools to start and sustain a mindfulness practice that you can integrate into your daily life.
You'll learn the what, when, how and why of mindfulness and meditation, building skills that can help you reach goals, find more inner peace and joy and ease stress.
Jan. 23, 30, (skip Feb. 6) Feb. 13, 20
from 7:00pm-8:00pm $120 per person To Sign Up Click HERE
Move Your DNA!
With Carol Robbins
A Move Your DNA Workshop is a two-day intensive designed to give you hands-on experience being taught all of the exercises in the book Move Your DNA. Classes are limited to 10 students per instructor to allow for plenty of individual attention. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in improving their health through practicing these correctives.
All exercise equipment is provided, but please bring a mat (let your instructor know if this poses a hardship). MYDNA Weekends run two days, with two small breaks and one hour-long lunch break on each day. No food is provided; please bring a sack lunch or search what food options might be close by.
Most of the course takes place indoors, with a handful of hours outside (all weather-dependent). Please dress accordingly!
The course instructor will contact you via email 2 weeks beforehand with additional information.
Saturday, April 25 8:00am-5:00pm &
Sunday, April 26 from 8:00am-4:00pm $289 USD per person To Sign Up Click HERE