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Fall Healing Mini Retreat- $80

To provide an intimate and supportive setting, tickets are limited to 20 participants.

Are you ready to unleash your inner healer?

Are you feeling stuck or looking for the next stepping stone to peel back the layers on your healing journey?

Maybe there’s something you’re looking for, but not quite sure what that is?

Are you gravitating towards like-minded individuals and craving the need to feed your body, mind and soul?  We eventually find each other!!

Knowing that we are exactly where we are supposed to be in this very moment.

Becoming aware is the KEY because we can’t fix what we don’t face. Self-reflecting, practicing stillness, and being in the present moment, are where we start and continue to grow. Allowing ourselves to bring those triggers inward and really feel all those emotions that come up.

I AM (Identification Awareness Modification).

What

Join us for a full afternoon of healing, in the beautiful Foothills of Alberta. 

Sound Bath Ceremony- 75 min

During a Sound Bath ceremony the Crystal Alchemy Bowls offer high frequency sound waves to wash over you and take you on a journey beyond. Sound baths can offer relaxation, energetic cleansing and transmute unwanted energy from your biofield. Different bowls offer different qualities/elements and different tones to synchronize you and bring you into harmony with your optimal self. 

Embodiment Yoga Therapy™- 75 min

This is a practice that gently supports you in allowing yourself to feel. An invitation to be in your body, during this practice, you can expect gentle movement and breath explorations that are integrated with guided somatic (mind/body) meditation and reflection. Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ is a somatic and trauma-informed practice. The postures are accessible to all bodies and are mostly practiced on the floor. You will be given options for adapting your practice and discovering what your body is needing through opportunities to experience rest, movement, and varying degrees of sensation. At the end of the practice, Stefani will share a special meditation technique for practicing on your own so that you can continue to come home to your body. 

Yoga Nidra- 60 min

During this Yoga Nidra class (also known as yogic sleep), you will be able to integrate all your personal experiences and sensations from sound therapy, movement, breathwork, and come into stillness. You will be guided through a meditation practice to move into a deeper state of relaxation while being awake and aware. Yoga Nidra can benefit those who struggle with sleep or stillness. This practice can be as restorative as sleep, while you remain fully conscious. Giving your mind and body an extra window of deep relaxation offers powerful benefits.

 

Bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, bolster or other props to create your "Nidra Nest".

Journal & Pen

 

When...

Sunday November 20, 2022

 1:00-5:00pm

 

Where...

Balance Dance Studio

33 Elizabeth Street

Okotoks, AB T1S 1A8

Tickets include welcome package, water refill stations, chocolate, and door prize entry.

Fall Healing Mini Retreat

LISTEN, MOVE, BREATH, REST and CONNECT TO SELF…

 

Are you willing to do the work?

We believe that we are here to facilitate and heal together. We are not meant to walk this path alone and feel strongly that healing support comes from group connection.  Our guides are the ones that help us on our path to heal, the ones that assist us through pain and love, and the ones that mentor and guide us to go deep within.

You will learn sound therapy, movement, and mediation, along with release techniques to rediscover your true self, and live with joy and peace in the present moment. You will also get support to learn and create intentions and plans to continue your individual practices after the Retreat on your own.

Sound Bath- which is also known as sound therapy, has been practiced since ancient times. Some aspects of sound bathing can help people with various concerns, such as stress, processing emotions, or unblocking chakras. A sound bath usually involves lying down on a mat in a group setting. Sound therapy is based on the idea that every part of your body creates a vibration which resonates in a certain way creating a vibrational healing for our bodies, which are in a constant state of vibration.

Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ is a Trauma-Informed Somatic Yoga Practice that was created by Stefani Wilton B.A., RMT, C-IAYT, CYA-YT, E-RYT 500. With her background in Thai Yoga Massage (RMT 2200 hours), Somatic Therapy (MBST™), and Yoga Therapy (IAYT Certified), she created this beautiful system to create an accessible space for her students to experience their own embodiment and safety within their bodies and embodied community. With personal and professional experience with neurodivergent needs, Stefani's approach to teaching is especially supportive for those who have sensory issues or a history of trauma. 

 

Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ was born from the belief that yoga has the power to connect us to ourselves, our bodies, and others profoundly. When offered in a trauma-respectful way, yoga can transform us. Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ explores Yin, Restorative and gentle adaptive Vinyasa practice as a tool for connecting with and moving through your emotions. 

 

Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ takes you on a feminine journey of self-reflection and experience through the arts of Somatic Therapy, Yoga, Philosophy, Meditation, and Breath. Through the lens of  Ayurveda and the Chakra systems, we learn to better understand ourselves and our needs. We learn how to come home to ourselves. Rooted in Yoga Therapy Wisdom, this is a yoga practice designed for reclamation of your body, transformation of your mind, and the cultivation of resilience within your nervous system. 

Yoga Nidra- Yoga Nidra is often referred to as Yogic sleep; the body and the mind are primed for deep rest through intention setting (Sankalpa), meditation, and relaxing all parts of the body. This practice activates a physical and mental release of emotional tension, slows down the nervous system and allows the muscles to relax, helping the body rest, heal, and restore balance. There is a connection between the mind and body when stillness occurs. This is where the medicine is released as the mind allows our limiting beliefs to surface and the body allows a story to be told. Where do we hold trauma, stress, tension, and what stories have we lived that is not true to our authentic self? Through the continued practice of Yoga Nidra the powerful benefits can become lifechanging.

Schedule-Sunday, November 20, 2022

  • 12:45 pm - Registration 

  • 1:00 pm -  SoundBath (75 min)

  • 2:30 pm -  Embodiment Yoga Therapy™  (75 min)

  • 4:00 pm - Yoga Nidra (60 min)

Guides

Samantha Baldwin started out as a band geek, burning incense and listening to her record player as a teenager. Sound has always been a tool she has used to shift her frequency even before she knew it did. 

In 2013, her healer/mentor introduced her to Crystal Alchemy singing bowls. Samantha sat in a sound room for the first time and immediately 3 crystal alchemy bowls followed her home. Samantha was teaching yoga at the time and began playing for her students, she also started playing them on the bodies of her Reiki clients. 

What Samantha discovered was that yoga students were able to drop into their practice on a deeper level without the "monkey mind" and her Reiki clients were able to release unwanted energy at a rapid, yet gentle rate. 

Samantha Baldwin has gone on to study the science of sound and teach people how the power of their own voices is the most powerful sound healing tool! Samantha teaches how sound and our pelvic floors relate and that if we release trauma, we free our voices. 

Samantha's collection of crystal alchemy bowls has grown and she has gone "on tour" to play countless sound baths all over Alberta as well as co-facilitates sound healing retreats. 

 

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Stefani Wilton is a Somatic Therapist & Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist based out of Calgary, AB. The creator of Embodiment Yoga Therapy™, Stefani's mission is to create experiences of connection and ease where you are invited to get in touch with your emotions by finding comfort within your body and being with your breath. Stefani works with clients privately and in intimate small-group settings to facilitate beautiful somatic (mind/body) experiences. She is honored to have trained others in this work since 2007. She continues to train yoga teachers and yoga therapists in this somatic approach to yoga through her school, Mandorla Yoga Institute.

Lisa Moroz is the founder and owner of the Foothills Wellness Retreat. She began her wellness journey in 2018 which led to realizing a need for healing through self-awareness. On this path, she has experienced firsthand what Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Retreats have to offer towards self-awareness and healing.

Yoga Nidra was foundational for allowing stillness to be present, which was the medicine for awareness, curiosity, healing and change, to ultimately live a happier and healthier live.

Through passion and personal growth, Lisa obtained her certifications as a Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher. Currently she teaches Rest and Restore Yoga/Nidra classes as a way to give back to others what truly helped create her own healing journey.

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