Reset Your Self Mini-Retreat with Alissa Martin and Bianca Lorage

What is Yoga Nidra?

The practice of Yoga Nidra, typically translated as “Yogic Sleep,” is an invitation to a sleep-like state where we can release tension, stress and anything that is no longer useful, while replacing it with a heartfelt desire.

Join us for a physical, mental and emotional experience to give yourself time to reset.

We will begin and end this mini-retreat with a rejuvenating all-levels Yoga practice, including Yoga Nidra.

You will be guided into creating a personal intention, through journaling. We will also blend a calming herbal tea to take home, and take a meditative nature walk. A light, plant-based dinner will be provided.

Please bring your journal or a notebook with you, and a pen. The nature walk will be rain or shine, so bring clothes appropriate for a walk outdoors (and an umbrella if needed).

Side-Effects May Include:

  • A chance to reset
  • Stress relief
  • Deep relaxation
  • Calm nervous system
  • Rejuvenated outlook
  • A sense of community

Registration Details

Saturday June 10th
4pm – 9pm
Cost: $120 + GST

Alissa Martin

Alissa believes strongly in taking time for self-care, especially with Yoga and Nature. She sees the beauty in the uniqueness of the individual practice.

Alissa’s classes always offer a healthy dose of compassion, introspection and nourishing movement. She teaches students how to slow down, notice, and listen – always leaving them with some food for thought to help take their practice off their mats and into the rest of their lives.

Bianca Lorage

Bianca works as an Outreach Worker supporting families and facilitating programs for children facing addiction, poverty and mental illness. Through working in this field, she began to realize the heaviness that can come with caring for others in difficult situations, and the mental and emotional implications that will inevitably show up without proper self-care. Since taking her first 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2015, Bianca has been inspired by the philosophies that guide yoga, and the self-study it encourages. As she continues to study different modalities in holistic wellness, she hopes to instill this curiosity of self-discovery within others.

 

Community Events

This is what Yoga is all about. Community events include gatherings such as drum circles, free yoga days, and wellness clinics. They are the things we do together to interconnect, share experience, and raise awareness or money for an initiative (such as a local charity). We invite you to come out and meet others in the Kushala community.

Other Upcoming Community Events

Annual Holiday Party – Celebrate with Us

9Dec
Come share an afternoon of good company, tasty treats, and refreshments to celebrate the warmth of the season. Everyone is welcome.

Yoga Workshops

Workshops give you the opportunity to study, practice and refine a specific aspect of Yoga, with direct instruction from an experienced teacher. Kushala offers regular workshops from visiting and regular instructors on topics including yoga postures, breathing and meditation, lifestyle, ethics and philosophy.

Workshops are an excellent way to compliment and inspire your regular practice, and bring new skills and insights onto your yoga mat, and into your daily life.

Other Upcoming Yoga Workshops

Reset Your Self Workshop with Alissa Martin

9Dec
The popular Reset Your Self Retreat, brought to you in shortened form, to fit in the busy holiday season and offer a chance for you to reset. You will be led through a meditative walk, in Nature, journaling for clarity of intention, Yoga, Yoga Nidra and more mindfulness practices.

Yin Yoga + Gong Bath with Natalie Ramsay and Chase Trellert

18Nov
Come experience an evening of healing, beginning with yin yoga in a soundscape of instrumentals, followed by a deep gong bath and sound meditation with Chase, interwoven with Natalie’s angelic vocals.

Yoga Tune Up® Ball Therapy Workshop for Self-Massage with Heather Dawson

19Nov
Through targeted self­-massage trigger point therapy using high-grip rubber balls, reduce pain and ease tension in your body.

Mala Making and Meditation Workshop with Carla Swope

2Dec
Malas aren't just beautiful, they are used as a tool to help the mind focus on mediation or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. In this workshop you will learn to design and string your mala choosing from a variety of natural stones and wood beads, over refreshments and good company.

The Calm Before the Holidays with Shelly and Heather

10Dec
Take some time for yourself, create peace, centre your body and breath, balance the yin and yang by indulging yourself in this 2.5 hour restorative workshop, where we will guide you through deeply nourishing restorative poses, to soothe your nervous system, release tension and create a natural flow of energy throughout your body.