Restorative Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training in Kelowna, BC
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Restorative Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training in Kelowna, BC

NEW DATES! More info and registration at Tandava Yoga, in Kelowna.

Rest is a vessel for integration. It breaks the momentum of our busy lives and allows us to recover, feel, know, and take action from a place of deep insight. Yoga offers many tools for us to remember our innate capacity to relax, rest, and integrate. 

Learn the ins and outs of Restorative Yoga

Whether you want to teach Restorative Yoga or you want to include a je-ne-sais-quoi in your yoga classes that keep practitioners coming, this training aims to answer all your questions about this specialized practice so you can share it confidently and experience its life-changing effects for yourself. 

In this experiential weekend training, we will discuss the fundamental tenets of restorative yoga and basic functions of the nervous system, while exploring postures and modifications, pranayama and meditations to facilitate rest, recovery and integration. 

This weekend immersion was designed for yoga instructors to expand and deepen their offerings. It is also open to all practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of Rest and self-care. (Please note that this qualifies for continuing education credits with the Yoga Alliance, but does not replace the 200-hour basic teacher training.)


Topics covered:

Postures and Modifications

Pranayama

Meditation

Presence and Intention

Wording  

Space and Music


What is Restorative Yoga? 

Restorative Yoga is a powerful embodied meditation experience that can benefit just about everyone, from busy moms to athletes, from caregivers to the chronically ill, and it requires no prior yoga experience. It is known to reduce the effects of insomnia, fatigue, and anxiety, while supporting healing, immunity, and digestive and reproductive health. It invites us to slow down, embrace silence, and listen. 

Suggested reading: Relax and Renew by Judith Hanson Lasater

More info and registration at Tandava Yoga, in Kelowna.

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Kelowna BC :: Fill Your Cup for 2019
Dec
29
1:30 PM13:30

Kelowna BC :: Fill Your Cup for 2019

Registration at Tandava Yoga Kelowna

This is your invitation to reset and replenish your energy to prepare for the new year to come. Myriam will draw from ayurvedic and yogic wisdom to explore ways to find balance and vitality. You will learn about Ojas and the subtle doshas, and experience it for yourself firsthand.    

This 3-hour workshop is an opportunity to slow down, reflect on what makes you feel supported and loved, and gain some clarity around YOUR self-care needs for the upcoming year. Expect gentle movement, guided napping, and breathwork, stories, discussion and reflection. 

You can also turn this into a two-day urban retreat by signing up for Dawn Petrin’s workshop on December 30 2018. We are offering a special rate for both together.

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ONLINE :: Write Your 2019 Manifesto
Dec
26
to Jan 26

ONLINE :: Write Your 2019 Manifesto

Life is too short to settle for resolutions. This is your invitation to see the bigger picture and set meaningful intentions that stick and manifest.

Meaningful intentions are not created, they are remembered. Like seeds, they are lovingly watered and attended. They grow into manifestation when we believe in them. A yearly manifesto is a written or visual statement declaring your intentions, motives and views for the year. 

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Women's Series :: Resting into Spaciousness
Apr
26
to May 17

Women's Series :: Resting into Spaciousness

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Register for ONLINE and in person sessions at Tandava Yoga Kelowna

Bhuvaneshvari, the Wisdom Goddess of Space, the Mother Earth, invites us to lean in, rest and transform. As the holder of the Cosmos, she teaches us to hold our own world and experiences with compassion to allow transformation and wholeness. In this women’s gathering, we will “learn to open to the world from such a place of interior resting” that we are able to act and respond with truthful grace.  

Together, we will draw from both ancient yogic teachings and modern science to tap into our innate wisdom and healing abilities. 

In each session, expect restorative asana and breath work, chanting, restful meditation, stories and discussion. Bring your journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. 

NOT IN KELOWNA? Join us online! All sessions will be recorded and accessible from anywhere. We will gather in a secret Facebook group, and Myriam will also hold a live online Q&A session for all participants.

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Goddesses of Yoga :: Meet your Shakti
Apr
21
2:30 PM14:30

Goddesses of Yoga :: Meet your Shakti

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Why is everyone talking about Shakti? What does it really mean? Why are there so many Goddesses? How can they help me in my practice and in my life? 

In this introductory workshop we will answer these questions and many more. We will explore the power of the Goddesses of Yoga, and become acquainted with Kali, Sarasvati, and Lakshmi. More than a feminine representation, the Goddesses are a gateway to tantric worldview. They help us reframe the modern world and channel our own potential. 

Tantric Yoga teaches us that we are energetic beings, we are Shakti. Women and men alike carry the power of Shakti. It’s our practice to feel it, embody it, share it.

In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion, gentle asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation designed to give you the experience of your own Shakti. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All genders and levels welcome.

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New Moon Women's Circle
Apr
16
5:15 PM17:15

New Moon Women's Circle

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New Moon is a time of renewal that invites us to reconnect to our natural rhythm and wisdom. It is the ideal time to review our intentions and plan the next step. 

Together, we will greet this new lunar cycle in reverent silence to honour the women who have come before us, and the women of tomorrow. We will call upon their wisdom, strength, and inspiration to set a powerful intention for ourselves. 

Expect discussion, restful meditation and chanting. Bring your journal; wear layers. No experience necessary, all ages welcomed. 

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Bring Your 2018 Intentions to Life
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Bring Your 2018 Intentions to Life

Deep rest, intention-setting and reflective journaling with Myriam Webb and Kathy Bosch.

The beginning of the year calls for some rest and intention-setting. It’s time to celebrate the past year’s breakthroughs and look to the year ahead. 

Together, we will rest and tap into our heartfelt desires to set intentions for 2018. When intentions are truly meaningful to us, we naturally move in their direction and we attract opportunities. And the clearer we are with our intentions, the more efficient we can be in their unfoldment. Get ready to surprise yourself.

Myriam will share yogic techniques and philosophy to enhance inner clarity that include deep rest and meditation. Kathy will introduce the tools of reflective writing, and its benefits. Join us and experience the meditative joy of guided writing. Learn how to find authentic truth and release rumination through journaling. 

There will be time to write, share, and listen to the present moment experience of others. 

Wear comfortable layers. Bring your journal and pen, your yoga mat and bolster/blanket if you have them. We will have a few extras to share.

No experience necessary. This will be a small group of 8 participants. Reservations a must. 

$35 for one 

This workshop will take place in the Mission, in Kelowna, BC. Exact address will be sent to you upon registration. 

 

Kathy Bosch is so colourful. As a mom, a speaker, a workshop facilitator she is passionate about learning and growing and allowing the authentic self to come forward. Trained in Social Work, she currently works in the school district with children and youth with unique challenges. She loves being in nature, travelling, biking and dancing and welcomes new experiences. Throughout many years of challenges reflective writing has been her safe place and saving grace. 

Myriam Webb, MA, E-RYT, helps busy minds tap into their natural genius through deep rest. She leads workshops in Canada and the USA, and coaches private clients online. She believes in the power of the relaxation response and in cultivating a playful relationship to stress. Her coaching and teaching draw from modern science and ancient yogic techniques.

Myriam is known for her clear, compassionate, and relatable teaching style. She is currently experimenting with ways to make resting practices more accessible and practical. 

 

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel, please note that we can only issue a refund (minus a $5 transaction fee) up to 48 hours before the start of the workshop. If unforeseen circumstances compel us (Myriam and Kathy) to cancel, we will issue a full refund promptly. 

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The Power of Intention - Meet Kamala-Lakshmi
Dec
31
1:30 PM13:30

The Power of Intention - Meet Kamala-Lakshmi

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December 31st calls for some rest and intention-setting. It’s time to celebrate this year’s breakthroughs and look to the year ahead. This workshop is the tenth and final of the MahaVidya series. 

Together, we will rest and tap into our heartfelt desires to set intentions for 2018. When intentions are truly meaningful to us, we naturally move in their direction and we attract opportunities. And the clearer we are with our intentions, the more efficient we can be in their unfoldment. Get ready to surprise yourself.

We will draw inspiration from Kamala-Lakshmi’s message of abundance, nourishment and fulfillment. Through story, meditation and reflection, we can connect to the abundance in all aspects of our life and experience the support and love all around us. We will activate our intentions through ritual and chanting. 

All levels and genders welcome. No experience necessary. Relaxed and interactive atmosphere. 

 

ABOUT THE WISDOM GODDESSES

The Wisdom Goddesses, known as the MahaVidyas, each hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and Self-realization. Kali, the first of the MahaVidyas, is the fierce and unyielding power that helps us destroy what is holding us back. Tara, the second, carries us compassionately from the old to the new in the incessant renewal of life and learning. Lalita Tripura Sundari, the third, is the power of attraction and polarity that reveals beauty and gives meaning to our life. Bhuvaneshvari, the fourth, holds all of existence. Bhairavi, the fifth, urges us to see the war within for what it really is and to embrace the discomfort of change. Bagala commands respect for silence and truth, and graces us with the ability to focus our energy for maximum impact. Chinnamasta invites us to experience life through the wisdom of the body and to surrender our attachment to our thinking mind. Dhumavati helps us connect to our innate grandmother wisdom, across all ages and stages of life. Matangi, goddess of truthful creative expression, wants us to use our voice and intellect wisely, and to perceive the truth behind words. And Kamala, goddess of success and fulfillment, wants us to perceive the underlying gifts in absolutely everything. 

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Matangi : Wise Goddess of Creative Expression
Dec
9
1:30 PM13:30

Matangi : Wise Goddess of Creative Expression

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Matangi proudly strums her veena while uttering divine words of wisdom and truth. She rules over artistic endeavours and powerful communication. While the path she paves is not an easy one, Matangi offers powerful boons, such as self-expression and courage. She is creative talent and intelligence. Associated to words and music, she governs our throat chakra.

 This may seem idyllic, but far from it. As artists and activists know, speaking truthfully and living with integrity usually means living in the margins of society. As an outcast, Matangi is no stranger to scandal and humiliation, for she is the one who points to the elephant in the room and speaks up while no one else does. This is why she also gifts us with powerful courage and discernment, as well as voice and eloquence. 

Do I bring my ideas to life? Do I give voice to my truth? If so, what supports me? If not, what do I fear?

In this 9th workshop of a series of ten on the MahaVidyas, the Great Wisdom Goddesses, we meet Matangi and learn to trust and express our true experience. We will explore chanting, somatic experiencing, pranayama, and meditation. In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and stories. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

 

ABOUT THE WISDOM GODDESSES

The Wisdom Goddesses, known as the MahaVidyas, each hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and Self-realization. Kali, the first of the MahaVidyas, is the fierce and unyielding power that helps us destroy what is holding us back. Tara, the second, carries us compassionately from the old to the new in the incessant renewal of life and learning. Lalita Tripura Sundari, the third, is the power of attraction and polarity that reveals beauty and gives meaning to our life. Bhuvaneshvari, the fourth, holds all of existence. Bhairavi, the fifth, urges us to see the war within for what it really is and to embrace the discomfort of change. Bagala commands respect for silence and truth, and graces us with the ability to focus our energy for maximum impact. Chinnamasta invites us to experience life through the wisdom of the body and to surrender our attachment to our thinking mind. Dhumavati helps us connect to our innate grandmother wisdom, across all ages and stages of life. Matangi, goddess of truthful creative expression, wants us to use our voice and intellect wisely, and to perceive the truth behind words. 

This series of ten workshops is designed as an exploration into the representations, stories, and practices related to the Great Goddesses. You can take part in any of the workshops. Note that registration to 4 Wisdom Goddess workshops will give you a 5th for free. If this is your fifth, call the front desk to register at 778-484-2255.

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Dhumavati : The Crone Goddess of Wisdom
Sep
30
1:30 PM13:30

Dhumavati : The Crone Goddess of Wisdom

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She who is smoke sits on a charriot and stares at us with an all-knowing benevolent smile. Dhumavati knows the way to peace and freedom, she invites us to experience the power that lies beyond appearances. She bids us to move forward and within, even when smoke obscures the way. 

In essence, Dhumavati represents the wise Grandmother power. Dhumavati has moved through all stages of life, she has known many disappointments and failures, and guides us gracefully through our own. She is the comfort when everything falls apart. 

Where do you find grace in the midst of disappointment? How can you move forward when the way is veiled? 

In this 8th workshop of a series of ten on the MahaVidyas, the Great Wisdom Goddesses, we meet Dhumavati and learn to embrace setbacks and solitude. We will explore somatic experiencing, pranayama, and meditation. In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and stories. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

ABOUT THE WISDOM GODDESSES

The Wisdom Goddesses, known as the MahaVidyas, each hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and Self-realization. Kali, the first of the MahaVidyas, is the fierce and unyielding power that helps us destroy what is holding us back. Tara, the second, carries us compassionately from the old to the new in the incessant renewal of life and learning. Lalita Tripura Sundari, the third, is the power of attraction and polarity that reveals beauty and gives meaning to our life. Bhuvaneshvari, the fourth, holds all of existence. Bhairavi, the fifth, urges us to see the war within for what it really is and to embrace the discomfort of change. Bagala commands respect for silence and truth, and graces us with the ability to focus our energy for maximum impact. Chinnamasta invites us to experience life through the wisdom of the body and to surrender our attachment to our thinking mind. Dhumavati helps us connect to our innate grandmother wisdom, across all ages and stages of life. 

This series of ten workshops is designed as an exploration into the representations, stories, and practices related to the MahaVidyas. You can take part in any of the workshops. Note that registration to 4 Wisdom Goddess workshops will give you a 5th of free. If this is your fifth, call the front desk to register at 778-484-2255.

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The Sweetness of Slow and Steady: A Restorative Journey
May
3
to May 24

The Sweetness of Slow and Steady: A Restorative Journey

Through gentle and restorative yoga practices and mindset exploration, we can slowly unravel binding tensions that cause anxiety, worry, and overwhelm. Together, we will find ways to support our energy and our commitment to self-care and wellbeing for the long term.  

This 4-week series aims to support anyone struggling with overthinking and spreading oneself thin. It will be an opportunity to calm the nervous system and learn how to return to and maintain this state of calm on a daily basis. We will rest deeply, explore sabotaging patterns and habits, find new constructive ways of interacting with the world and with oneself. 

Each week will focus on an aspect of grounding, resting, reframing, while uncovering the body’s innate wisdom. We will explore beliefs and myths, self-acceptance, and saying no. Beyond the techniques of gentle and restorative yoga, pranayama and relaxation we will learn, we will also discuss simple strategies to start or continue this progress toward slowing down. This is not an overnight makeover, it is a slow and steady approach that allows us to untangle from within.  

Each week, expect discussion and reflection, as well as a full gentle yoga practice. You will be invited to experiment with different practices each week. Bring your journal, wear layers. All levels welcome.  

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The Four Hands of Lakshmi, aka the Four Desires
Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Four Hands of Lakshmi, aka the Four Desires

What should I do now? What do I want? What’s the priority right now? 

Many of us struggle with making decisions, with aiming steady towards our goals, with prioritizing our long-term dreams over our short-term pleasures. In her four hands, Lakshmi holds the keys to fulfilment and rightful action. 

According to the scriptures, we are all born with a potential, a dharma. Some of us identify it early on and follow a clear path, while many of us are left wondering which direction to take, or even what to have for dinner tonight. This workshop aims to give you a different perspective on decision-making and goal-setting, whether it relates to big steps in life or to the small things. 

Together, we will look at the four innate human desires or cravings as they pertain to abundance, freedom, purpose, and pleasure. We’ll see how our desires don’t have to compete against each other and how we can put them all in service of our deeper longing, our unique potential, to live a truly fulfilling and wholesome life. All desires can be pursued mindfully, in accord with our spiritual life and values. 

You will leave this workshop with a clear vision of the next steps and a new strategy to make decisions. 

Expect guided relaxation and meditation, discussion and reflection. Bring your journal. You will receive a handout for further exploration and personal introspection. 

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Bagalamukhi: Wise Goddess of Silence
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Bagalamukhi: Wise Goddess of Silence

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With one hand, she holds the demon’s tongue; with the other, she strikes him silent with a club. Bagalamukhi is fierce and commands respect for truth and silence. As she resides in the blissful silence before (and after) the storm, she teaches us to conserve our energy for the opportune moment for maximum impact. She knows how and when to end negative self-talk, gossip, confusion, and falsity. Now, more than ever, we need her wisdom to cut through the darkness and misunderstandings. 

In this sixth workshop of a series of ten on each of the Wisdom Goddesses, we meet Bagalamukhi and experience her divine silence and the radiant beauty of truthfulness. We will develop dharana, one-pointed concentration, and cultivate remembrance of our true Self. We will explore practices to focus and store our personal energy to put to good use. In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and stories, gentle movement to support pranayama and meditation. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

ABOUT THE WISDOM GODDESSES

The Wisdom Goddesses, known as the MahaVidyas, each hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and Self-realization. Kali, the first of the MahaVidyas, is the fierce and unyielding power that helps us destroy what is holding us back. Tara, the second, carries us compassionately from the old to the new in the incessant renewal of life and learning. Lalita Tripura Sundari, the third, is the power of attraction and polarity that reveals beauty and gives meaning to our life. Bhuvaneshvari, the fourth, holds all of existence. Bhairavi, the fifth, urges us to see the war within for what it really is and to embrace the discomfort of change. Bagala commands respect for silence and truth, and graces us with the ability to focus our energy for maximum impact.  

This series of ten workshops is designed as an exploration into the representations, stories, and practices related to the MahaVidyas. You can take part in any of the workshops. Note that registration to 4 Wisdom Goddess workshops will give you a 5th of free. If this is your fifth, call the front desk to register at 778-484-2255.

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Women's New Moon Circle - Shivaratri
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women's New Moon Circle - Shivaratri

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Join us on February 25 to welcome the New Moon with some storytelling and guided meditation. Together we will reflect on our goals and intentions for this lunar cycle, and gather our willpower and inspiration. Women of all generations are invited to this sacred ritual of cleansing and creation.  

This New Moon is Shivaratri, the great night of Shiva, which reminds us how to overcome darkness and ignorance in life and in the world. Myriam Webb will delight us with the love story of Parvati and Shiva: a story of strength, self-transformation, partnership, and cosmic love. Parents to both Kartikeya and Ganesha, the elephant god, this couple teaches us powerful lessons on being human, while honouring our own true purpose. 

Bring your journal and pen. We will make an offering of food. If you wish, you can bring finger food to share. Donations encouraged. 

Expect meditation, discussion, and silent reflection. Floor and chair seats available. 

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The Art of Resting Urban Retreat
Dec
30
to Jan 1

The Art of Resting Urban Retreat

Register at Tandava Yoga Studio. 

Deep systematic rest to break our patterns and create a new “normal” in our daily lives. 

Together, we can confront the burdens of “busy,” “have to,” and “should.” We can break free of the cycle. And it’s easier than you think: resting.  Yoga is a comprehensive worldview that leads to self-knowledge through the removal of layers to reveal who we really are and our place in the world.  

In our frantic busy world, the most powerful practice we can choose and maintain is deep rest and intimate listening. In other words, we can adopt slowness. If you are tired or dissatisfied in your life, if you are struggling to stop a bad habit, if you keep wishing things were different… doing more will not help. Doing “more” is a misconception that leads to more busy, more frantic, more dissatisfaction. 

In this 3-day urban retreat, we will explore the power of slowing down, stopping the momentum, and breaking free.

December 30. 1-4pm - Rest into Greatness (longer description on the way!)

December 31, 1-4pm - Making Friends with Stress (longer description on the way!)

January 1, 1-4pm - The Power of Intention (longer description on the way!)

$35/day, or $95/full retreat

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Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Register at Tandava Yoga Studio. Please note there are two times to choose from: 1-3pm and 4-6pm. 

Release deep-seated tension, clear the mind, and encourage the nervous system into balance with Restorative yoga.

Restorative yoga is a gentle practice comprised of long-held supported poses, calming and rejuvenating breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones aid in relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice.

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice, from mothers in need of quiet time to high-energy athletes. Restorative yoga leads to a much deeper state of relaxation than traditional sleep and will promote joyful awakenings.

In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 8 participants. Register early to secure your space. All levels welcome.

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Meet Bhairavi, Radiant Warrior Goddess
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Meet Bhairavi, Radiant Warrior Goddess

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Bhairavi is the supreme Warrior Goddess who represents the power of radiance and transformation. Fierce and terrifying, she holds the power to free us from our own judgements and turmoil. Through heat and divine anger, she invites us to see destruction and dissolution from a different eye while encouraging us to break free from barriers. Freedom, acceptance, and courage are among her greatest gifts.   

This fifth workshop of a series of ten on each of the Wisdom Goddesses is an invitation to experience Her liberating power. We will explore tejas, the flaming radiance of personality, along with prana and ojas. In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and stories, strong heating asana, pranayama, and meditation selected for you to connect to your own power of transformation and brilliance. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

 

ABOUT THE WISDOM GODDESSES

The Wisdom Goddesses, known as the MahaVidyas, each hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and Self-realization. Kali, the first of the MahaVidyas, is the fierce and unyielding power that helps us destroy what is holding us back. Tara, the second, carries us compassionately from the old to the new in the incessant renewal of life and learning. Lalita Tripura Sundari, the third, is the power of attraction and polarity that reveals beauty and gives meaning to our life. Bhuvaneshvari, the fourth, holds all of existence. Bhairavi, the fifth, urges us to see the war within for what it really is and to embrace the discomfort of change.  

This series of ten workshops is designed as an exploration into the representations, stories, and practices related to the MahaVidyas. You can take part in any of the workshops. Note that registration to 4 Wisdom Goddess workshops will give you a 5th of free. If this is your fifth, call the front desk to register at 778-484-2255.

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Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones
Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Please note: Due to the high demand for this workshop, there will be two sessions on November 6th, starting at 1pm and at 4pm. You get to pick your time. 

Release deep-seated tension, clear the mind, and encourage the nervous system into balance with Restorative yoga. 

Restorative yoga is a gentle practice comprised of long-held supported poses, calming and rejuvenating breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones aid in relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice. 

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice, from mothers in need of quiet time to high-energy athletes. Restorative yoga leads to a much deeper state of relaxation than traditional sleep and will promote joyful awakenings. 

In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 8 participants. Register early to secure your space. All levels welcome.

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Bhuvaneshvari: Infinite Wisdom of the Cosmos
Oct
29
2:30 PM14:30

Bhuvaneshvari: Infinite Wisdom of the Cosmos

Bhuvaneshvari is our Mother Earth. Like a comforting blanket, she embraces us with all our complexities, burdens, and joys. After all, whatever we carry she carries too. She holds within herself the Space that contains all worlds, all elements. She opens gateways into universal compassion, and helps us deal with fear, anxiety, and emotional overwhelm.

This fourth workshop of a series of ten on each of the Wisdom Goddesses is an opportunity to experience Her unconditional support and to explore the five master elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and reflection, asana, pranayama, and meditation designed for you to connect to the infinite power of Bhuvaneshvari. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

ABOUT THE WISDOM GODDESSES

The Wisdom Goddesses, known as the MahaVidyas, each hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and Self-realization. Kali, the first of the MahaVidyas, is the fierce and unyielding power that helps us destroy what is holding us back. Tara, the second, carries us compassionately from the old to the new in the incessant renewal of life and learning. Lalita Tripura Sundari, the third, is the power of attraction and polarity that reveals beauty and gives meaning to our life. Bhuvaneshvari, the fourth, holds all of existence. 

This series of ten workshops is designed as an exploration into the representations, stories, and practices related to the MahaVidyas. You can take part in any of the workshops. Note that registration to 4 Wisdom Goddess workshops will give you a 5th of free.

Register at Tandava Yoga Studio.

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Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Please note: Due to the high demand for this workshop, there will be two sessions on September 24, starting at 1pm and at 4pm. You get to pick your time. 

Release deep-seated tension, clear the mind, and encourage the nervous system into balance with Restorative yoga. 

Restorative yoga is a gentle practice comprised of long-held supported poses, calming and rejuvenating breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones aid in relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice. 

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice, from mothers in need of quiet time to high-energy athletes. Restorative yoga leads to a much deeper state of relaxation than traditional sleep and will promote joyful awakenings. 

In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 8 participants. Register early to secure your space. All levels welcome.

Reservations at Tandava Yoga Studio

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Stress Reset with Restorative Yoga
Jun
18
2:30 PM14:30

Stress Reset with Restorative Yoga

Stress is perceived as a big problem, but it doesn’t have to be. Current research shows that stress may in fact have beneficial impacts on our learning power, our recovery from traumatic events, and our courage to care for each other. 

This 3-hour workshop will offer new insights and opportunities to explore your mindset about stress. The second half of this workshop will consist of an extended Restorative Yoga practice during which Myriam will explain the physiological effects of poses related to stress. 

This workshop is especially relevant for you if you are experiencing lots of stress in your daily life, you are recovering from adrenal fatigue, or you are avoiding certain activities or projects because “they are too stressful.”

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Meet Tripura Sundari: Playful Goddess of Desire
May
28
2:00 PM14:00

Meet Tripura Sundari: Playful Goddess of Desire

What empowers you? Where do you find beauty in your life? How can you cultivate self-love?

Also known as Lalita or Shri, Tripura Sundari points to merging with the Self as self-love. She wants you to enjoy your own blissful presence and feel the warmth of your luminous essence. Her powers, which manifest through desire, beauty, and play, lead to radical self-acceptance and unconditional love. 

This third workshop of a series of ten on each Wisdom Goddess is for all of us who seek a deeper appreciation of our human existence, or are willing to explore and experience the bounty and beauty of the Goddesses of Yoga. Each of the Goddesses hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and realization. 

In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and reflection, asana, pranayama, and meditation designed for you to tap into your inner Tripura Sundari. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

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The Yoga of Stress: Mini Urban Retreat
May
7
to May 8

The Yoga of Stress: Mini Urban Retreat

  • Adya Yoga and Ayurveda in Richmond, VA (map)
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with Myriam Webb, Elizabeth Malaugh, and Kay Franz

Is stress getting in your way to a fulfilling, joyful, and fruitful life? Is it affecting your health? This Mini Urban Retreat offers you insight into another way of being. Yoga, meditation, and ayurveda offer many tools to help you skillfully navigate with ease the myriad activities of modern life.

During two days, we will experience the power of breath, movement, and stillness. We will also reflect on sources of stress in our lives, both external and internal. Our goal is for you to find and maintain peace in your daily life, so you can be free to thrive and enjoy every moment.

For more information and registration, visit Adya's website.

 

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Meet Tara: Great Protector Goddess of Truth and Compassion
Apr
16
3:00 PM15:00

Meet Tara: Great Protector Goddess of Truth and Compassion

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Tara is the second of the MahaVidyas, the Great Goddesses of wisdom and self-knowledge. 

Wondering which way to go next? Tired of negative self-talk? Looking for a sign, a star, an answer?

Tara reveals the truth and moves us beyond our obstacles and limitations. As such, she is a liberator and she gathers her powers from compassion and truthful knowledge. Associated to the stars and to sacred sound, she guides us protectively even in the darkest of nights. 

This second workshop of a series of ten on each Wisdom Goddess is for all of us who are hard on ourselves, or willing to explore and experience the bounty and beauty of the Goddesses of Yoga. Each of the Goddesses hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and realization. 

In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and reflection, asana, pranayama, and meditation designed for you to tap into your inner Tara. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

Register at Tandava Yoga Studio

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Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones
Apr
2
2:00 PM14:00

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Come and experience embodied meditation that leads to deep relaxation and rest. In this session, we will explore the power of slowness and silence.

In this Restorative practice, we explore long-held nurturing poses, calming breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones enhance body and mind relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice. 

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice. In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 8 participants. Register early to secure your space. All levels welcome.

Register at Tandava Yoga Studio. Two sessions to choose from: 2-4pm and 5-7pm.

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Meet Kali: the first of the MahaVidyas
Mar
19
3:00 PM15:00

Meet Kali: the first of the MahaVidyas

Feeling stuck? Wondering why everything feels complicated? Wishing you could break free?

Kali, the first of the ten Great Wisdom Goddesses, enlivens transformation and empowers us to face the obstacles in our life, whether internal or external. She invites us on a learning path of no return, while teaching us about karma, impermanence, and the gift of anger. 

This first workshop of a series of ten on each Wisdom Goddess is for anyone dealing with resistance or fear of change, or anyone willing to explore and experience the bounty and beauty of the Goddesses of Yoga. Each of the Goddesses hold the key to a particular approach to freedom and realization. 

In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and reflection, asana, pranayama, and meditation designed for you to tap into your inner Kali. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

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La Luna Social - Sacred New Moon Women's Circle
Mar
8
7:15 PM19:15

La Luna Social - Sacred New Moon Women's Circle

In March, the New Moon coincides with International Women's Day, how auspicious!

Our practice will be hosted in conjunction with Dawn Petrin's co-ed Yin and Restore class and will feature live music from Kea Angle, from 7:15-8:30 pm. This class will be focused on softening into the body to cultivate a calm breath, still mind, open heart and radiant presence.

From 8:45-10pm, Myriam Webb will lead us in greeting this new lunar cycle in reverent silence to honour the women who have come before us, and the women of tomorrow. We will call upon their wisdom, strength, and inspiration to set a powerful intention for ourselves. 

Expect discussion, meditation, some journaling. Wear layers, bring a pen and journal and anything you'd like to place on our co-created altar.

Your donation will gain you access to both the asana class and the gathering. If you cannot afford to donate money, your presence is more than enough.

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Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones
Feb
27
3:00 PM15:00

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Reservations at Tandava Yoga Studio.

You ask for it, we deliver. I am excited to offer this deep nourishing practice again in February. If you missed it on Valentine’s Day, this is your chance.  

“This practice is such a treat. Thank you!”

In this Restorative practice, we explore long-held nurturing poses, calming breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones enhance body and mind relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice. 

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice. In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 8 participants. Register early to secure your space. All levels welcome.

* Note that there are two sessions that day, so you can choose between the 3-5pm and the 6-8pm sessions for your convenience. 

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Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones for Valentine's Day
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones for Valentine's Day

Reservations at Tandava Yoga Studio.

For Valentine’s Day, share heartfelt presence in a meaningful way. Simple, genuine, and kind presence is the most precious gift there is. This practice will allow you to access your deeper presence, and will promote true connection and understanding. 

In this Restorative practice, we explore long-held nurturing poses, calming breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones enhance body and mind relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice. 

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice. In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 8 participants. Register early to secure your space. All levels welcome.

* Note that there are two start times: 1:00pm and 4:00pm. 

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Meet your Shakti: The Goddesses of Yoga
Jan
30
3:00 PM15:00

Meet your Shakti: The Goddesses of Yoga

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Why is everyone talking about Shakti? What does it really mean? Why are there so many Goddesses? How can they help me in my practice and in my life? 

In this introductory workshop we will answer these questions and many more. We will explore the power of the Goddesses of Yoga, and become acquainted with Kali, Sarasvati, and Lakshmi. More than a feminine representation, the Goddesses are a gateway to tantric worldview. They help us reframe the modern world and channel our own potential. 

Tantric Yoga teaches us that we are energetic beings, we are Shakti. Women and men alike carry the power of Shakti. It’s our practice to feel it, embody it, share it.

In this 3-hour workshop expect discussion and reflection, asana, pranayama, and meditation designed to give you the experience of your own Shakti. Bring pen and journal, wear layers. All levels welcome. 

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Dec
20
4:30 PM16:30

Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Reservations at Tandava Yoga Studio.

The Holidays can be a stressful time. Here is your opportunity to indulge and recharge before the Season’s grand finale. Treat yourself to some deep rest and release, and awaken your inner sparkle.   

In this Restorative practice, we explore long-held nurturing poses, calming breath work, and guided meditation. Hot Stones enhance body and mind relaxation and healing, while adding a luxurious touch to the practice. 

Everyone can benefit from this therapeutic practice. In order to offer tailored assistance, this unique session will be limited to 8 participants. Register early to secure your space. All levels welcome.

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