Upcoming workshops are listed below in chronological order. Some will be offered online only and some as a combination of in-person and online depending on the event and the time of year and the COVID situation. Each one has a clickable link to where you can register and pay with a credit card. If you prefer to pay by e-transfer please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Stillness & Meditation with Beth Rutty - 4 Week Series
Date: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22
Time: 9 - 10 am
Fees: $100 (tax in)
I hear the same thing from people anytime I mention that I'm teaching meditation; "I can't keep my mind quiet."
There's a reason for… and you're not alone. The goal of the minds to think, figure things out, make decisions and analyze. The goal of meditation is to stop all that thinking and simply be. That means that the goal of the mind and the goal of the meditation are at odds with each other. They don't have to be. They can each have their time in the sun :-) You get to decide that.
For me, the whole point of learning to meditate is learning to become more aware of thoughts that turn into thinking, or worry and obsessions. The practice is al about noticing what your mind wants to do and how it wants to control where you put your focus. This mini course is about nurturing the act of noticing, learning how we can be distracted and pulled away from the present moment.
I put this mini course together to invite you to question what you know - what your mind wants you to believe, to give you some tools such as the breath, mantras and visualizations and to help you find methods to cope with the stress of life (it's not going away anytime soon). Learning to live with 'what is' is about acceptance and that is freeing and can often bring clarity to your life.
Join me in this interactive series whether you have experience or not. Let's find some peace in our lives together.
Ayurveda 101 with Beth Rutty
Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 pm [2 hours ]
Investment: $48 (tax in)
Ayurveda (Eye-yur-vade-a) is considered a sister science to yoga. The basis of this wise system is that all things in the natural world, including us humans, are made up of 5 elements. The elements are ether, air, fir, water and earth in descending order from least manifested and light to most manifested and heavy.
We are made up of all of these elements in different recipes. Each one of us was born with a specific constitution/characteristics that includes all of the elements within our physical, mental, energetic and emotional presence. It’s like being born with a specific eye colour or a propensity towards creativity, or a strong pull to nurture.
As we live our lives, interacting with our environment, nature vs nurture can begin to shift us away from our birth constitution. Ayurveda refers to this as an imbalance. You become out of sync with one or more of the elements.
In this workshop, we take a closer look, together, at the elements and their characteristics with the idea that if we can understand our nature and how our interactions and our environment has an effect on the way we show up in the world, then we can gain some insight as to what we need to shift to come back into harmony with all parts of ourselves.
You will learn:
basic Ayurvedic concepts
about the qualities of the 5 elements of Ayurveda
how the elements relate to you and everyone you know
how to have an understanding and acceptance of why you are the way you are
how to recognize what out of balance looks and feels like for you
how to bring yourself back into balance through diet, movement and activities
how the time of day, seasons and the time of your life can guide us to create a more optimal balance of life
This interactive workshop will be part lecture, part conversation and Hatha Yoga (breath, awareness and movement). No yoga experience necessary.
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