UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

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 beth@bethruttyyoga.com

"After a very stressful day the Winter Wellbeing workshop that you and Lynn offered was exactly what I needed !! I finished the class feeling educated, calm and at peace "

- Joan

Supporting Your Winter Wellbeing Workshop Series • Online (Zoom)
with Lynn Mighton and Beth Rutty
 

The Vagus Nerve - the key to your Nervous System and Your Overall Health [ Education + 2 Yoga Practices ]

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 7-9 pm
Fees: $35 if this is your first workshop in this series
        $30 if this is your second or third one in this series 

Following the same format as the previous sessions, Lynn and Beth will offer some education around the Central Nervous System and the importance of the Vagus Nerve, making a connection between stress, trauma and your health. Beth will offer a movement yoga practice that invites a healthy shifting from the mobilizing sympathetic to the contented parasympathetic state and Lynn will offer a supported Restorative Yoga practice that will help to shift you into a calm and relaxed state where healing can happen.


Please join Lynn Mighton and Beth Rutty for two yoga practices in one evening. Reduce stress, improve digestion, support your immune system, enhance your winter wellbeing.

 

Click on the button below to register online with a credit card, or email beth@bethruttyyoga.com to register and send an e-transfer. 
 

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Ayurveda 101 with Beth Rutty
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm [3 hours ]
Investment: $50 (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.

Click on the button below to register online with a credit card, or email beth@bethruttyyoga.com to register and send an e-transfer. 
 

What Is My Body Telling Me? Online (Zoom) Workshop
with Colin Matthews
 

Interpreting the language of your body 

Two Saturday Sessions - March 20 & 27, 2021  [ total of 6 hours ]

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Investment: $175 (tax in)


Description: of all the relationships you will have in your lifetime, whether you know it or not, the one you share with your body is among the most prevalent and animating. Yet, if pressed to clarify what your body is communicating to you through its sensations and ailments, would you be able to clearly articulate what it was expressing and why? Instead of developing in-bodied/embodied relationships based on connection and intimacy, many of us choose a path of dominance and expectation with our body, treating it more like a beast of burden than a dear friend and guide. Holding the view that sensations and ailments are inconveniences one must either eradicate or endure misses out on one of the greatest gifts offered through embodiment: self-empowerment.

 

Like the natural world, our body expresses a language far more vivid, nuanced and complex than any human dialect. Your body is in constant communication with you! The question is never “why is my body doing this to me?” so much as it is an invitation to explore “what is my body trying to tell me and why?”

 

Through “What Is My Body Telling Me?” Colin will guide you in interpreting the language of your body and help you develop a greater sensitivity and fluency towards what it is saying and why. You will explore the concepts of embodiment as well as practices to sharpen your awareness and develop insight. Through connecting more deeply to the language of your body and to what it is saying, you will also be opening yourself to receive the gift of empowerment inherent in the expression of your being.


You will learn: 

  • How to recognize the signals and language that are being expressed by your body

  • How to respectfully honour your body's boundaries and needs

  • How to discern what your body is inviting, be it greater intensity or more support

  • Practices to enliven your ability to listen to the wisdom and offering of your body 

  • A framework for symbolic sight that will assist you in interpreting the offerings of your body

  • A deeper reverence for the gift of being in-bodied

This is an all-level workshop open to anyone interested in developing a deeper relationship with their own body and interested in receiving the gifts of their embodiment.

Click on the button below to register online with a credit card, or email beth@bethruttyyoga.com to register and send an e-transfer.