Gaia Wellness invites you to join us on May 25th for our Open House!
Schedule for the day will include:
9am - Adults Yoga with Destini
9am - Kids Yoga Art with Lori
10am - Kids Yoga with Lori
11am - Forrest Wellness Walk with Andrea
12pm - Vegetarian Lunch
1pm - REdisCOVERY with JD
1-3pm - Sauna Sessions
1-3pm - Kids Activities & Swimming
3pm - Sound Bath Meditation
Complementary 20 minute Reiki Healing Treatments
Register upon arrival for a complementary Reiki Healing Session with Billie or Christa. These 20 minute mini-treatments will be offered throughout the day and will be scheduled on a first registered, first served offering.
During these mini-treatments Billie or Christa will intuitively connect with the energy in the aura and chakra system and will work with your energy to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.
Effective for treating emotional, mental as well as physical complaints. Client's report experiencing a sense of calm, deep shifts in their energy and significant pain relief.
Kids Yoga Art
Lori will facilitate an Yoga inspired art activity for children of all ages. You child will love creating Yoga booklets full of Mandala’s to colour in, Yoga breaths, movements, affirmations and more that can be carried with them and used with friends, family or on their own.
There are different age appropriate booklet pages they can chose from, so no one gets left out.
As each child has different interests we will also be exploring Mandalas with sand, nature, stones and more. Something for every age and every interest, with a mindfulness and Yogic approach.
After exploring art and sensory play. Lori will be leading the children through a Yoga class designed to let children explore Yoga asanas and mindfulness in a safe and fun way. Without necessarily realizing it your children will gain emotional awareness, proprioceptive feedback to connect body and brain and so much more. Not your average Yoga class this one tends to be a bit more noisy, a bit more giggly and just as good for the soul as any Yoga.
Forest Wellness Walk
Unplug from your hectic life and plug into the power of nature on a Forest Wellness Walk! Through a series of gentle invitations, a Forest Therapy Guide can help you slow down, quiet your mind, and awaken your senses, to shift into a place where you can be more receptive to the healing benefits of nature.
Time in nature offers physical benefits – like lower blood pressure, reduced levels of stress hormones, and a stronger immune system -- and helps boost our mental and emotional well-being too. It's not a "plant lecture" or a hike. A full Forest Wellness Walk is 2 - 2.5 hours; this one-hour walk will give you a taste of the experience.
"Forest Therapy refreshes the soul... I learned how to deepen the experience into something that shifts my centre of gravity from my head to my body. I’m more present now. I use all my senses. I stop a lot more or even plan to not move at all - just to pay attention to the miraculous life that pulses all around if you give yourself time to tune in." -- Gabrielle, a first-time walk participant with Andrea
Your guide, Andrea Prazmowski, is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides & Programs, as well as a trainer and mentor with the Association. Her website is www.foresttherapyottawa.ca.
Join us at 3pm for a Closing Sound Bath Meditation
A sound bath is a musical journey with therapeutic healing power.
The body’s absorption of harmonic frequencies is similar to the nourishment it receives from food. Sound is not just heard with the ears; it is felt with every sense and absorbed on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
During a sound bath, singing bowls, gongs, bells, chimes, and other musical instruments nurture us with powerful, positive vibrations.
Harmonic resonance has a profound effect on the cells, organs, tissues, as well as the circulatory, metabolic and endocrine systems. Sound bathing vitalizes these systems with sound's medicinal nutrient
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR JOINING US TO OFFER A CLASS @ 1PM
See details below:
REdisCOVERY of the True Self
Yoga is the Journey of the Self,
Through the Self,
To the Self”
~ Bhagavad Gita
When we are trapped in addiction, we lose our true identity – through the teachings and practices of Kundalini yoga, we can rediscover our true self, and in finding, conquer any unhealthy behaviours and patterns. We are born pure, but a life lived without the necessary guidance can have us lose our way.
"We are all addicted, sometimes it comes out in substances such as alcohol, drugs, food, sometimes it comes out in our actions, relationships, sex, gambling, Netflix and social media. But at the base root of it all is we are addicted to the whims of the Mind. This class will practice ancient yoga techniques to bring you from the control of the monkey mind and listen to the source, to the infinite power within, to overcoming the mind, and letting your intuition and heart center guide your path forward, freeing you from the control of your false self, by bringing yourself into Union with your True Self."
The tools and teachings are developed though Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and yogic spirituality (The Yoga Sutra’s, Bhagavad Gita) Buddhism ( The Four Noble truths, The Eightfold Path)
YogiJD is a teacher and practitioner of yoga; he is also a spiritual being in recovery from alcohol & drug addiction and stays sober to his practice, both of yoga and the 12 steps.
IKYTA & Yoga Alliance certified teacher
Vegetarian Lunch will be available - $15/per person
Come and explore 55 acres of natural woodland
Hike one of the many beautiful trails
Rest and relax in our unique wood-burning sauna
Enjoy a Yoga or Meditation class
Participate in family and kids activities being offered through the day
Go for a canoe or kayak ride in the lake
Meet our staff, other like-minded people and local wellness practitioners
Please confirm your attendance through Eventbrite or email email@example.com
We look forward to having you visit us soon!