Nov 30 2023 - Nov 30 2023
You may be familiar with the solar and lunar calendars, but have you ever heard of the Seasonal Nodes? Originating in China and spreading to East Asian cultures, this calendar divides time into biweekly segments that reflect significant shifts in nature. These mini-seasons can help us to better understand and connect with nature’s cycles and rhythms, which in turn can support our body’s natural healing mechanisms.
For this workshop we will Embrace Xiaoxue (Minor Snow) the node for Nov 30th.
According to traditional Chinese Medicine, the Minor Snow seasonal node marks a time when there is a general lack of light and a correspondingly diminishing yang in the natural world. Following this node’s guidelines, it is recommended to nourish the kidneys and protect the yang qi (energy) by being a little quieter, more rested, and more inward-directed. You can engage in gentle movement and enjoy ginger tea to recharge. Doing so will enable you to tap into your creativity, form meaningful connections, improve your health, and gain a fresh perspective, giving you renewed energy and focus.
Spend the day exploring this way of viewing energy and vitality. No experience is needed and absolute beginners are welcome!
Heather's journey into yoga began at a time when she was feeling burnt out and disillusioned with her job about 30 years ago. When she started taking classes with a well-known hatha and raja yoga trainer, she discovered a new way to manage her stress and found that yoga became essential in her life. Heather completed a yoga teacher training program in 1993, and after a few years, left her corporate job to follow her passion for teaching, cycling, and art. Her dedication and experience led her to develop and facilitate a two-year comprehensive yoga teacher training program at Georgian College, which she did for 13 years. Heather is multi talented and has training in various fields such as hypnotherapy, medical exercise therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and Qigong. Heather believes we are never finished learning and is always enrolled in a course to keep growing and challenging herself. Her approach is always focused on balancing strength and flexibility, dynamic and ease, and her classes emphasize traditional movement, breathing focus, meditation, and intention. Heather's story reminds us that, even in our darkest moments, there is always hope for a new path and the possibility of finding something that brings us joy and purpose.
This workshop is $165 + HST
Add a cabin to create your own getaway $209 + HST includes a full breakfast
Feel free to call us with any questions 866-609-1793 or email [email protected] - we're happy to help you register!
Shared - Cabin will be shared with up to 3 other guests of the same gender. If you are booking for just yourself, depending on the retreat, we will match you with other guests of the same gender.
Semi-private - Cabin will be shared with the 1 other person you are registering with. If booking alone, we will try to match you with someone of the same gender.
Private - Cabin for one person, not sharing with others.
Welcome to Sugar Ridge! It is our mission to provide a space for you to be nourished in body, mind and soul. From completely silent to dip your toe, testing mindfulness, we have what you’re looking for!