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July 21, 2011

Private healing sessions Summer Special!

Is there an area of your life where you are feeling stuck?

Do you sometimes experience overwhelming emotions that you are unable to process on your own?

Are you in need of one-on-one support in finding peace and creating a joyful and fulfilling life?

If you are searching for a safe space to connect or re-connect with your true self or to your life's purpose, I'm here to help in that process. 

For a limited time I'm offering a discount on my private healing sessions to introduce you to or welcome you back to my work. 

Those in the Toronto area can see me in person at my easily accessible healing space. Regardless of where you are located, I'm always available to work with you by phone or Skype. Please see below for all the details.

I'm looking forward to being of support on your healing journey.

For information about my Back to Self approach, the healing modalities I incorporate in my practice and what to expect in a session, please click here.

Private healing sessions Summer Special!

First session: ½ hr - free 
                     

(In person, by phone or Skype)


1hr - $65 (regular price $80)
                     

1½ hr - $95 (regular price $120)


Follow-up sessions: $65/hr (regular price $80)

 
Offer ends September 5, 2011    

 

 

 

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Dec 29, 2010

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Silent Auction and those that are co-sponsoring my trip to India. I have raised the necessary funds and will be leaving on Jan 6th and coming back mid June. I will keep you posted of the special gathering  for all the contributors which will be held  in Toronto sometime next summer. 

Rob will continue teaching the Monday yoga class and my friend Lynne McNelly will teach the Wednesday classes through the winter. Click here for all the details. 

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season and may this New Year bring you many blessings, including love, peace, joy, health and prosperity!

 

 

 

 

Dec 12, 2010

 

I trust you're finding ways to stay centered, calm and peaceful as you navigate your way through the excitement and challenges of the holiday season. Read on for a way to get some of your holiday shopping done while contributing to a worthy cause. 

Many of you know of my commitment to co-creating a spiritual intentional community and retreat center in Puerto Rico. That project is presently in development. My journey to manifest this has been interesting and unpredictable. I know that all of my experiences have been a necessary part of my own growth and the creation of this community.

I am now being called to spend some time in India at the ashram of Amma Mata Amritanandamayi. I plan to be there for up to five months. Amma is also known as the "hugging saint". And if you know me, you know how much I love hugging :) She is a truly inspiring human being. The contribution Amma is making in the world through humanitarian aid and spiritual healing is astonishing and heart-opening. See for yourself at: www.amma.org

I am working on raising the money required for this trip. There are many ways in which you can support me to make this a reality. Below are some:

1-   Silent Auction - You can make bids on the services and products posted on a Silent Auction that will close on December 21st at midnight. Click here to enter the blog site. Once there, read the caption on the right hand side of the page for instructions on how to bid. 

2-    Donation - You can sponsor me by donating money to cover my expenses (accommodations, meals and Sanskrit and harmonium lessons) for a day (only $5!), a week ($35) or a month ($155) at the ashram or any amount you wish.
Donation can be made by cash, check or online through PayPal. Click below to donate online.

Upon my return from India next summer, I will be organizing a special gathering in Toronto for all the contributors. This will be an opportunity to share photos and stories of my journey. The event will culminate with a Kirtan Circle, Music Jam and potluck. For those of you who are located elsewhere, I will be posting the pictures and stories in my blog.

 

 

 

 

 Oct 19, 2010

 

A wonderful opportunity has presented itself that I want to share with you! I have been invited to be “yogini-in-residence” for 7 days in November at a beautiful retreat center in New York State. This timely invitation is a blessing because it gives me the chance to extend my services from my current home in Toronto down to the US just as I am preparing to leave for an extended trip to India as of December.

So, if you’ve been considering one of our retreats or any of my other services, now might be the time. If you are in the NY area, I will also be available for private healing sessions during my stay there. It may be short notice, but if it feels right then read on…

 

You are invited to join me for an exclusive yoga get-away experience on the East End of Long Island’s Beaches and Farms. We are very excited to be offering a weekend and a 5-day retreat running consecutively. You choose how long. During your retreat you will learn ways to make the transition smoothly from summer to winter.

Fall Retreats at American Yogini, New York
with Sitara and Rob
November 12-19, 2010

For all the details, please click here.

 

 

 

 

Sept 21, 2010

Fall is decidedly settling in. It is a transformative time of stunning beauty, as we watch new colors appear, feel the coolness creep in, and reap the harvests from our gardens. It's also a time to reach into our inner garden to support us in making the adjustments needed to shift into the new season.

Are you ready to embrace the season in all its glory? Are you feeling the need to re-energize, connect with your loving, joyful Self and other like-minded people?

You are invited to join me and enthusiastic yoga teacher Celeste Shirley for a unique “country within the city” experience. In this Yoga On & Off the Mat Fall Day-long Retreat we will learn ways to make the transition smoothly from summer to winter.


Fall Day-long Retreat
Sunday, October 17, 2010

For all the details, please click here.

 

 

 

 

Sept 19, 2010

Many of you may know that my presence in Toronto has always been temporary. During my time here I’ve met so many wonderful people and experienced amazing growth and learning. However, I’ve always known that I wouldn’t be staying for more than a few years.

Over the past four years that I’ve lived here, I’ve been able to spend some winters in tropical locations. This year I’m being called to go to India. I will be staying at the ashram of Amma Mata Amritanandamayi, also know as the “hugging saint”. And if you know me, you know how much I love hugging : ) Amma is a truly inspiring human being. The contribution she’s making in the world through humanitarian aid and spiritual healing is astonishing and heart-opening. See for yourself at: www.amma.org

I plan to leave Toronto by December and stay in India for six months. Rob is planning to join me for part of that time. Although I intend to return back to Toronto in the spring, it’s not clear how long I will be staying. We’re pretty sure we won’t be in Toronto much longer.

In the meantime, while I’m still here, I continue to offer my services.

Click here for my updated fall schedule (including a few date changes).

It will be my pleasure to support you in any way I can before I leave.

 

 

 

 


Sept 7, 2010
 

Fall is almost here. It’s “back to school”! Regardless of what that may mean for you, this is a time of change, transition and moving forward. Whether it’s coming back to your yoga mat, recommitting to your spiritual practice or deepening your connection with your higher self, there are various ways I can support you in creating positive changes in your life. Let’s welcome the season committed to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

Click here for the fall schedule. 

 

 

 

 


August 5, 2010  

Is there an area of your life where you are feeling stuck?

Do you sometimes experience overwhelming emotions that you are unable to process on your own?

Are you in need of one-on-one support in finding peace and creating a joyful and fulfilling life?

 

If you are searching for a safe space to connect or re-connect with your true self or to your life's purpose, I'm here to help in that process.

 

For a limited time I'm offering a discount on my private healing sessions to introduce you to or welcome you back to my work. 

 

Those in the Toronto area can see me in person at my easily accessible healing space. Regardless of where you are located, I'm always available to work with you by phone or Skype. Please see below for all the details.

 

I'm looking forward to being of support on your healing journey.

 

Private healing sessions end of Summer Special!

(In person, by phone or Skype)

First session: ½ hr - free                      

1hr - $50 (regular price $80)                    

1½ hr - $75 (regular price $120)

Follow-up sessions: $50/hr (regular price $80)


Offer ends September 6, 2010    

For information about healing sessions click here

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2010

 

Summer is almost here! Let us support you in welcoming the season committed to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

Click here for the summer schedule.

 

 

 

 


Apr 15, 2010
 

Spring is now here. The birds and I are all flying back from down south!

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we begin to wake up from our winter sleep.

The sap in the trees begins to flow and so does our own vital life energy.

Now is the time to expand our awareness outward to embrace the possibilities of the new season. Now is the time to assist our body’s natural process of transition. How can you best honor your body, mind and spirit in this process?

Let me support you in welcoming the season committed to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

Take a look at our full schedule of spring offerings

… one of which is our restoring Spring Day-long Retreat …

Spring Renewal Day-long Retreat with Sitara
Saturday, May 1, 2010
For all the details, please click here.  

 

 

 

 

Jan 10, 2010

Are you looking for ways to ease your way into the new season?

Would you like to welcome the season committed to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being?

Take a look at our full schedule of winter offerings

… one of which is our exciting Winter Retreat …

Retiro de yoga con Sitara en PR
12-14 marzo, 2010
Please note: This retreat is in Spanish.
For all the details, please click here.  

 

Oct 8, 2009

Fall is officially here! It is a transformative time of stunning beauty, as we watch new colors appear, feel the coolness creep in, and reap the harvests from our gardens. It's also a time to reach into our inner garden to support us in making a healthy transition into the new season.

Are you ready to embrace the season in all it's glory? Are you needing to re-energize, connect with your loving, joyful Self and other like-minded people?

Here are a few opportunities coming up:

Thanksgiving Gathering (Kirtan/Potluck)
Sunday, Oct 11th
5-6:30 PM Kirtan, 6:30-8 PM Potluck
For all the details, please click here.

Day-long Retreat with Sitara - Early bird special extended till Oct 9th!
Space is filling up quickly!
October 25th - 10 am - 5 pm
For all the details, please click here.

Kirtan Circle/Potluck GatheringStarting Oct 25th!
I'm very excited to announce the genesis of a monthly Kirtan Circle. This space is open for kirtaniyas (kirtan leaders) to come together and alternate leading kirtan.

Join me with Shakuntala Lynn Himmelman, Shiva Jim Gelcer, Lana Sugarman, Michael Moon and other kirtan leaders as we continue building the kirtan community in Toronto.

For all the details, please click here.

Winter Yoga Retreat in Puerto Rico!
Details to come soon. 

 

Sept 2, 2009

Wow, Fall is right around the corner. Fall is a beautiful season. Although there is still plenty of warm summer weather to enjoy, it’s time to announce the Fall events. A lot of exciting things coming up!

Please click here for the fall schedule. 

Below find some upcoming events.

Late Summer Yoga Retreat
with Rob and Sitara
Our Summer Yoga Retreat filled up quickly and unfortunately we were unable to accommodate everyone who showed interest. For those who missed the opportunity, we are happy to annouce we will be running another retreat the weekend of Sept 18-20.
Limited space for this intimate special weekend!
For all the details click here.

Next Gathering (Kirtan/Potluck)
Sunday, Sept 13th
5-6:30 PM Kirtan, 6:30-8 PM Potluck
For all the details click here.

Day-long Retreat with Sitara
October 25th - 10 am - 5 pm
Includes 2 yoga classes, a vegetarian cooking class, a workshop on chanting and time for sharing.
Details to come soon.

Kirtan Circle/Potluck Gathering - NEW
Beginning this Fall, we will start a Kirtan Circle/Potluck gathering. In India kirtaniyas (kirtan leaders) gather in circles and take turns leading kirtan. Join me, Rob Sanjaya, Shakuntala Lynn Himmelman, Shiva Jim Gelcer an other kirtaniyas.
Stay tuned for details.

 

 

June 23, 2009

Summer is here yeah! It was a busy spring. The garden is planted. I watch, amazed, at how every day those little growing leafs reach up to the sun and the rain to be nourished. I definitely share in their enthusiasm for summer.

Please click here for the summer schedule.

Next Gathering (Kirtan/Potluck)
Saturday, July 11th
6-7:30 PM Kirtan, 7:30-9 PM Potluck
For all the details click here.

Last week for Private healing sessions June Special!
(In person or by phone)
First session: ½ hr - free 
                    1hr - $30 (more than 50% off)
                    1½ hr - $50 (almost 50% off)
Follow-up sessions: $50/hr (more than 20% off)
Offer ends June 30th.
For more info click here.


 

May 16, 2009

Hi Friends, It's been a busy spring. The garden is mostly planted, and I'm happy to feel that warm spring sun beaming down. Here's a few things I'm doing that I'd like you know about...

Simple Spring Cleanse Consultation with Sitara
(In person or by phone)
Special limited time offer!
Cost: $50 (up to 1½ hr)
Offer ends June 15th
For all the details click here.

Next Gathering (Kirtan/Potluck)
Sunday, June 21st
5-6:30 PM Kirtan, 6:30-8 PM Potluck
For all the details click here.

Summer Yoga Retreat
with Rob and Sitara
July 24-26, 2009
Limited space for this intimate special weekend!
For all the details click here.

Private healing sessions June Special
(In person or by phone)
First session: ½ hr - free 
                    1hr - $30 (more than 50% off)
                    1½ hr - $50 (almost 50% off)
Follow-up sessions: $50/hr (more than 20% off)
Offer ends June 30th.
For more info click here.

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