Yoga. Breath. Movement. Sound.

Finding Balance and Embracing Life

OUR CLASSES

Yoga at The Silver Bean Cafe

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Take your practice and your mat to Millenium Park next to the Silver Bean Cafe.


All are welcome to join us. 8 week series $120, 4 week half session $65, Drop Ins $17, Kids $5 or as always pywc.


 Tuesdays 1-2pm from June 4th - July 23, 2019

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Yoga Socials

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Being quiet in a room with others can be unsettling for some and that is why I developed a class where is fun to talk about your day, your life, your family, your friends or whatever you wish while we stretch and move our bodies creating long lasting friendsips. Sangha!


Tuesdays 7-8pm all year long 

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Yoga for Happiness

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Trust the guru within, allow your natural confidence to blossom and you know you can be your own best friend. 

A slow and gentle yoga class for self exploration and increasing self love and acceptance and sparking more happiness from within.


Thursdays 12:30pm-1:30 all year long

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Yoga at Beavermead Park

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There is something extra beautiful about practicing yoga near the water's edge at the spectacular Beavermead Park, Peterborough.


Classes coming Soon.

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Grief Yoga

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Stepping into a yoga class can sometimes be difficult but coming to your mat during grief is extra challenging and letting go does not come easy. 

Yoga classes to soothe and nourish the wounded soul coming soon. 

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Healing After Loss

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Whether your beloved pet has died or your relationship is over or you're dealing with a difficult diagnosis, healing is possible with a little attention, intention, expression and awareness.

Workshops coming soon.

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About Elke

500 Hour Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher

Elke's personal yoga practice draws on many types of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Let Your Yoga Dance, Laughter, Restorative and Yin Yoga from her inspiring teachers in her along with daily meditation and mantra to vibrate the soul.

Compassionate Leader

Elke declared sharing her love and expression of yoga as her personal mission in life after moving out of negative self talk and unhealthy old patterns. Today, Elke is passionate about inspiring others to try a daily gratitude and/or meditation practice, and promotes the importance of Self Love and care. It is through these devotional practices of that we all can find true happiness and reconnect with others through compassion and peace and inspire others to bring positive change throughout the world. 

Certified Grief Yoga Teacher

Canada's first and only Certified Grief Yoga Teacher. 


Elke's own struggle with grief and depression after losing six family members and friends over fifteen months brought her to seek healing through Yoga and meditation. Elke believes in the importance of sharing Yoga through grief and difficult times because of Yoga's gift of emotional and physical liberation.

ABOUT GRIEF YOGA(TM)

"There can be no transforming of darkness into light and apathy into movement without emotion."

Feelings of grief, sadness, and anger can be built up and stored in the body. When these emotions are not properly expressed, the body and the mind tend to bring on more even self suffering through resistance and negative self talk. But there is wisdom in grief and you don't have to completely remove it to feel happiness again. You can have a sad chapter in life and then decades of compassion, happiness and love. If grief we understand that we can't change the past, but we can change the way we think about it and the way we express it. 


Grief Yoga (TM) uses awareness, expression and connection to allow you to begin accessing and accepting your inner wisdom through powerful heart-opening yoga asanas, breathing techniques to stimulate the brain, movement to release tension and holding patterns within the body, and the resonance of sound to connect body, mind, breath, to soothe and heal through vibration and soul.  


Making time to recognize and honour your loss by acknowledging your loved one can reflect the everlasting love in your heart. You can take control of how you remember your loved one and remove resistance and all things that don't serve you and instead see happiness in your future. What if we allowed ourselves to grieve fully each and every loss? Be in the moment and move on to the next feeling that comes up. Honour grief, not sorrow. 


"The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy." - Proverb 



Elke Johnson Certified Grief Yoga Instructor

Elke Johnson Certified Grief Yoga Instructor

Elisabeth Kubler - Ross and David Kessler

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not "get over" the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. 

RECONNECT BACK TO LOVE

Moving Through Awareness in Grief Yoga

Awareness

The first step in the healing process is awareness. 


By becoming more open to presence through breathing and movement, we can develop a deeper wisdom into what the body is telling us and enhance our intuition. 


Awareness creates the space for acceptance and surrendering into the present moment allows for more peace, happiness, and ease to flow into our body. 

Feeling and expressing emotion through Grief Yoga

Expression

Letting go and surrendering can be one of the most challenging practices in grief. 


Tapping into your body's inner strength and awareness allows fear, anger, sadness, doubt to move through you.  


Your body always speaks the truth you can release negative thoughts and feelings through the Grief Yoga exercises and techniques using movement, breath and sound.

Finding connection and guidance through Grief Yoga

Connection

"Connection is the energy created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued - when they can give and receive without judgement." Brene Brown


We are often in a place of struggle and suffering because we are seeking or missing connection. Connecting to your deeper inner guide through gratitude, love and appreciation of life will deepen your connection to others. 


The Connection exercises will bring connection to joy, harmony and devotion to lift your spirits. 

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