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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NOTE: All activities are held at the Wellness Center of Cheneville.
23 June – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Introduction to Yoga
Facilitator: Chandan Rugenius
Description: Yoga means 'union' between the mind, body and spirit. In order to accomplish this union, Yoga makes use of different movements, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation. According to an ancient sage, Sri Yukteswar, ‘the purpose of life is freedom from unhappiness.’ Yoga by bringing about equilibrium in our minds and hearts is a powerful means to alleviate stress, and to help reduce the anxiety produced by negative thinking. We can feel happier and more fulfilled as a result.
During this 90-minute workshop, we will practice easy and simple basic yoga poses that will help you develop flexibility while strengthening your body. As you will practice these exercises, your body will grow stronger, more toned, and more flexible.
Reserve now! Places are limited.
30 June – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Introduction to Vedic Astrology
Facilitator: Peter Keogh
Description: During this lecture, we will briefly examine the difference between Vedic and Western astrology, as well as the importance of the ascendant and its ruler to see your purpose in life and why you are born. Bring your astrology chart. However, if you don’t know your Vedic ascendant, let us know when you register and we will be happy to calculate it for you before the lecture.
7 July – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Gem Therapy
Facilitator: Guylaine Vallée
Description: Most everyone is familiar with their birthstone – the gem that corresponds to their astrological Sun sign. According to Vedic palmistry and astrology, however, choosing the most beneficial gems takes into account not only the location of the Sun in the natal chart, but the placement of all the planets as well. During this lecture, we will examine the healing properties of gems as each family is associated with a planet as well as an area of the hand. Register and book for a free 10-minute gem analysis after the lecture to discover what gems are right for you.
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14 July – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Introduction to Vedic Palmistry
Facilitator: Denise Parisé
DescriptionPalmistry is associated in the minds of many people with the notion of prediction. This idea comes from an incomplete understanding of palmistry. A study of the lines and signs of the hands can show us the patterns we have developed in response to past events. Unless we take positive steps to change, we will continue to perpetuate the patterns. By learning to understand the significance of the lines and signs on our hands as indicators of predispositions, we can decipher trends in our behavior and the likelihood of future behavior and occurrences. Armed with this information, we have the freedom both to confirm and nurture our strengths and potentials and to decide what changes we wish to make in our lives.
21 July – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Meditate and Live Better
Facilitator: Kathy Keogh
Description: Meditation has been used for centuries to increase calmness and physical relaxation, improve psychological balance, cope with illness, and enhance overall health and well-being. Meditation practices are often rooted in spiritual practices, but many people practice meditation outside of a religious context. A 2007 survey revealed that some 20 million American adults use meditation for health purposes. Come and discover simple techniques to bring about a healthier and more satisfying life.
28 July – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: The 5 Tibetan Rites
Description: In this 90-minute workshop, you will discover an extraordinary yoga routine, which takes only 10 minutes of practice per day. This simple, low-impact routine, called the “Five Tibetan Rites”, helps awaken, stimulate and balance the chakras, allowing for better distribution of the vital energy (chi) throughout the body.
In his book Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth, Peter Kelder gives an account of the experiences Colonel Bradford had during the four years he spent with Tibetan monks in the Himalayas. Upon returning home, the colonel’s close relatives were stunned to see him looking 20 years younger than he had appeared four years before leaving on his journey. The colonel attributed this change to having adopted the lifestyle of the Tibetan monks, including the daily practice of this yoga technique.
He explained that “the chakras work with your physical body through the seven glands of the endocrine system. Life energy moves through the chakras and is distributed to the body through the endocrine gland.” He added that “the Five Rites speed up the spinning of the chakras, coordinate their spins so they are in harmony, and distribute life pure energy to the endocrine system, and in turn to the body organs and processes. When this happens, the result is optimal health, rejuvenation, and youthfulness.”
4 August – 1:30 to 3:00 p
Theme: The Unsuspected Power of Mantras
Facilitator: Peter Keogh
Description: As Swami Vivekenanda said “Each soul is potentially divine. We have to awaken it.” Unfortunately, our everyday preoccupations tend to distract us from this goal. Regular listening or chanting to a specific mantra can help us do just that. There are different mantras for different purposes: soothing the nervous system, directing the mind towards positive thinking, or helping free us from negative influences, thereby allowing us to live more joyfully and peacefully. We will examine various mantras and what they can do for you.
11 August – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Change your Thoughts, Change Your Life
Description :Thoughts and emotions happen as a result of our interaction with the world based on our perception of past experiences. It is how we perceive this world of events that forms our thought processes that become reactions and behaviors, unconsciously or consciously. Our thoughts create our feelings, emotions, behavior and what is attracted and magnetized into our life.
During this lecture you will explore how to control your thoughts to create a more positive, stress free and happy life.
18 August – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Rid Yourself from Stress with Swara
Facilitator: Jaysri Côté and Chandan Rugenius
Description The science of swara yoga ranks as one of most electrifying system dealing with pranic body rhythm towards maintaining overall balance in all areas of human life. Based on bio magnetic principles of our body dynamics, the science of swara is well known to accelerate immunity against various diseases, disorientations and destructive thought patterns which result from poor breathing habits, malnutrition and negative thinking. Swara yoga emphasizes on the analysis of our own individual breathing pattern thus directly providing us the link to live a harmonious life style full of vigor soul intuition.
90-minutes of swara workshop will enable the participants to learn the following:
Note: Due to direct relation to breath analysis and the practice of breathing, we recommend you to take very light vegetarian meal before attending the workshop.
25 August – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Magnet Therapy
Facilitator: Ghanshyam Singh Birla, author of Magnet Therapy
Description: Health is a state of balance that everyone would like to acquire and maintain. In recent years, people have become more careful about their eating habits, and try to include exercise in their daily routine. Some have also taken up holistic health promoting disciplines like yoga, meditation, mantra, Tai Chi, and other such disciplines.
Magnet therapy is an alternative treatment that has been gaining ground in recent years. There are many reports of successful applications throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. In Holland, patients suffering from chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease have experienced notable improvement. In Japan, double-blind tests have demonstrated a 90% success rate in the treatment of stiff necks and shoulders, lumbago, rheumatism, and other common conditions. It is estimated that in the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Americans were using magnets for therapeutic purposes; the number of people using magnet therapy throughout the world today is more than 100 million.
1 September – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: The Benefits of the Sun Salutation
Description: Most Westerners are familiar with the 12 Yoga postures known as the Sun Salutation. In Hindu mythology, the Sun is worshipped as the God Surya representing health and immortality. The Sun at the center of the solar system is considered to be a source of power and strength. In the Rig Vedas, it is equated with our soul.
The Sun Salutation can be used as a warm-up to other yoga practices or as a complete work-out in itself, especially if you are in a rush, as it only takes 10 minutes and you can still build up quite a sweat.
In this 90-minute workshop, you will practice this wonderful yoga routine which can be used solely as a physical exercise practice or incorporated into your regular spiritual routine and you will discover its benefits.
8 September – 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Theme: Increase Your Power of Concentration
Description: Our mind is always occupied with an incessant flow of thoughts; it is always in a state of disturbance, and has a habitual tendency for distraction. This leaves us feeling so fragmented that we find ourselves scattered in all directions. It is no exaggeration then, to say that our mind cannot stay still for longer than a few moments, which eventually results in lack of concentration and loss of memory. We are unable to grasp and focus in the present moment.
During this lecture you will learn how to increases the power of memory and bring the mind in a state of awareness, attention and focus.