Online Classes, Workshops & Series

Beginner Meditation Series

6 Week Series
Starting: Wednesday, September 8th – Wednesday, October 13th 
Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
Via Zoom – All sessions will be Live and Recorded
Cost is sliding scale $40-$75 choose what you can afford
Are you new to meditation and not sure where to start? Or maybe you have tried it many times before and it just doesn’t seem to work for you. Meditation doesn’t need to be challenging or something else we need to get right or add to our already busy to-do-list.
 
Meditation is about being present, being curious and exploring the sensation, feelings, emotions and thoughts and arise in the body and mind. Meditation asks us to suspend our judgments, criticisms and attachments, allowing things to move and flow through us, by observing and noticing the workings of the mind, approaching whatever comes up with love, warmth and kindness, to ourselves and others. This 6-week beginner series is great for anyone new to meditation or wanting to deepen their practice. You will get opportunities to explore different types of meditations and see what ones work for you. We will start very simple and gentle and grow our practice together.
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Pelvic Health & Core Series

Six Week Series

Starting: Thursday, November 18th – Tuesday, December 23rd
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Via Zoom – All sessions will be Live and Recorded
Cost is sliding scale $50-$100 choose what you can afford

This is an interoceptive practice that incorporates balls, doweling, pranayama and tensegrity work in to bring a deeper awareness of the core and pelvic floor, the center of our body. Often this is an area of the body we are disconnected with and can have imbalances that affect our daily function and movement. This class will help to deeper that connection and provide different tools to invite more awareness and balance into our pelvis and core region. It will include all the regular elements of a
yoga class, with a focus on breath, primarily the apana vayu breath, the core, pelvis and pelvic floor. It will combine a mixture of balancing, twisting, strengthening and lengthening asana postures to help connect with the core in all movements to give you greater strength and connection off your mat. This class is great for all levels.

  • Re-gain natural healthy alignment
  • Find freedom, balance, strength and ease in the body
  • Explore different breathing practices
  • Develop more body awareness and interoception
  • Soften and let go of fascial holding patterns
  • Find a whole body connection to your pelvic floor and core
  • Learn new tools and strategies to help you understand your body and what you need

Tensegrity Repair Series

6 Week Series
Starting: Wednesday, September 22nd – Wednesday, October 27th 
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Via Zoom – All sessions will be Live and Recorded
Cost is sliding scale $50-$100 choose what you can afford

The Tensegrity Series is a sequence of movements designed to help rehydrate, tone, strengthen, break down adhesions and bring more function and flexibility to the body’s connective tissue system. It brings awareness into the deep fascial layers of the body, to understand our unique holding patterns and help us let go to create more softness, space and freedom in our bodies and minds.

It helps:

  • Tap into the body of light and energy
  • Regain natural healthy alignment
  • Find freedom, balance and ease in the body
  • Develop more body awareness and interoception
  • Tap into the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Heal restriction and adhesions in the body
  • Soften and let go of fascial holding patterns
  • Create strength and flexibility
  • Find a whole body connection to the core
  • Improve your yoga practice
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Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse and Detox Program

Fall into Balance

Monday September 27th- October 28th

Week 1 – Introduction, Discovering Your Focus, Overview of the Program, Preparing your mind, body and space, Understanding the 5 Elements, 3 Dosha’s, 3 Gunas and your own unique constitution, plus the importance of Routine, Rest and Sleep to move into fall with more ease and stability.

Week 2 – Seasonal Wisdom of Fall and Winter and Vata and Kapha Dosha mastering the Space, Air and Earth elements and the second and third pillar of health, Nidra and Dinacharya.


Week 3 – Different foods, recipes and ways of living to help you move into the new season with ease and balance.

Week 4 – What is Detoxing, Cleansing and Intermittent Fasting and learn how to create your own program that you will stick with and will help you find more balance in your body in the fall.

Week 5 – Support, guidance and questions, as we move through our cleanse and detox together.

Spring into Balance

Monday, March 22nd – Monday, April 26th 

Week 1 – Introduction, Discovering Your Focus, Overview of the Program, Preparing your mind, body and space, Understanding the 5 Elements, 3 Dosha’s , 3 Gunas and your own unique constitution , plus Habit Evolution to help you move into spring with more vitality and energy.

Week 2 – Seasonal Wisdom on Spring and Summer and Pitta Dosha mastering the Water and Fire Elements and the first pillar of health Ahara (food and nourishment).

Week 3 – Different foods, recipes and ways of living to help you move into the new season with ease and balance

Week 4 – What is Detoxing, Cleansing and Intermittent Fasting and learn how to create your own program that you will stick with and will help you find more balance in your body in the spring

Week 5 – Support, guidance and questions, as we move through our cleanse and detox together.

I offer two 5 week Ayurvedic cleanse and detoxing programs every spring and fall. This is a deep dive into Ayurveda, habit evolution, rhythmic eating and living, intermittent fasting, cleansing and detoxing. We will meet twice a week on Monday’s for 90 min and Thursday’s for 60 min. Monday’s sessions will consist of grounding, power point, journaling, group discussion and questions. Thursday’s sessions will consist of movement, meditation and practical application of the teaching from Monday, along with 1 Ayurvedic cooking class. All sessions and power-points will be recorded and available for 14 days.

  • Understand Habit evolution and how to change your habits to support your growth
  • Connect to and master the 5 elements
  • Learn about the dosha’s and your own unique constitution
  • Understand the gunas and patterns in your mind
  • Connect deeper to nature’s rhythms and the art of living
  • Learn where your imbalances lie and how to rebalance yourself to thrive
  • Explore intermittent fasting and seasonal detoxing
  • Collaborate with what you consume and your environment
  • Let go of the accumulation of the past season
  • Design your own cleanse and detox according to Ayurvedic wisdom

  • Learn new recipes and cooking techniques

  • Connect with a group to inspire and keep you motivated

  • Find more clarity, energy and connection to yourself

  • Reduce stress and anxiety to find more peace and calm

  • Reduce pain and stagnation

  • Practice yoga for your dosha type to find more balance

  • Improve digestion and overall immune function

  • Balance your hormones and feel at home in your body

     

  • Understand Habit evolution and how to change your habits to support your growth
  • Connect to and master the 5 elements
  • Learn about the dosha’s and your own unique constitution
  • Understand the gunas and patterns in your mind
  • Connect deeper to nature’s rhythms and the art of living
  • Learn where your imbalances lie and how to rebalance yourself to thrive
  • Explore intermittent fasting and seasonal detoxing
  • Collaborate with what you consume and your environment
  • Let go of the accumulation of the past season
  • Design your own cleanse and detox according to Ayurvedic wisdom

  • Learn new recipes and cooking techniques

  • Connect with a group to inspire and keep you motivated

  • Find more clarity, energy and connection to yourself

  • Reduce stress and anxiety to find more peace and calm

  • Reduce pain and stagnation

  • Practice yoga for your dosha type to find more balance

  • Improve digestion and overall immune function

  • Balance your hormones and feel at home in your body

     

Monday’s – 4:30-6:00pm (90min)

Group Check in, Powerpoint, Journaling, Q and A

Thursday’s – 4:30-5:30pm  (60 min)

Movement, Meditation and Breathing practices to Balance each dosha, plus a Kitchari Cooking class

Max group size of 15 people

Cost is a sliding scale so choose what you can afford

Price Options

Yoga Series to Calm Stress and Anxiety

6 Week Series

Starting: Wednesday, November 3rd – Wednesday, December 8th
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Via Zoom – All sessions will be Live and Recorded

Cost is sliding scale $50-$100 choose what you can afford

Feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed? The benefits of yoga for mental and physical health are quite well known. This is something I feel very passionate about and use many different practices and tools to help me move through the day with more presence and ease.  This 6-week series is specifically for the fall season to help find grounding and balance during times of change and uncertainty. I have designed it to help calm the nervous system and tap deeper into our parasympathetic nervous system where the body can rest, digest and repair itself. We will move through the practice slowly and mindfully to really focus on our breathing and allow the breath to be our guide. We will learn different breathing techniques, mindfulness, meditation and play with movement as medicine to help feel more balanced and rooted. Each class will combine a mixture of grounding and mindfulness practice, balancing, twisting, back bending and strengthening asana postures, pranayama, and end with a small meditation.

  • Find freedom, balance, stability and ease in the body
  • Explore different breathing practices to help de-stress and calm your body and mind
  • Learn mindfulness techniques to help calm your nervous system
  • Reduce stress and anxiety to find more peace and calm
  • Dive into Rest, Digest and Repair mode
  • Develop more body awareness and interoception
  • Connect deeper to the earth element and different ways to ground yourself
  • Learn new tools and strategies to help you understand your body and what you need
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10 Month New Moon Goddess Journey

with Tova Payne and Lena Watt 

All Sessions 4:30pm —5:45pm

Via Zoom, will be recorded and emailed out
Cost is a sliding scale so choose what you can afford

Connect deeper to the lunar cycles this year and the cycles all around and within you. 

 

March – Sunday the 14th

August- Monday the 9th
April – Sunday the 11th September – Tuesday the 7th
May- Tuesday the 11th October – Monday the 6th
June- Thursday the 10th November – Thursday the 4th
July- Thursday the 8th December – Sunday the 5th

Led by Tova Payne: B.Sc. Certified Life Skills Counselor, Certified Life Coach, Yoga + Meditation Facilitator and Lena Watt, Yoga Therapist, Meditation Facilitator, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach + Moon Goddess

Includes:

  • New Moon Ceremony and Moon Gathering to increase the spark of your manifestations with guided meditation connected to each new moon

  • Monthly yoga and movement practice to awaken your intuition and your purpose

  • Monthly manifestation and journaling prompts to help you take action on your desires

  • Space to ignite and expand on your manifestation and share with others

  • Connection to Self, the Group and Mother Earth

  • Moving through 10 months of lunar cycles with awareness and mindfulness

  • Bonus Full Moon Meditation video and Journaling prompts each month  

  • Bonus Free Moon video to learn how to work with the different phases of the moon each month

  • Support and Accountability with Two Guides: Lena Watt and Tova Payne

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1 Day Wellness Retreat for Cyclical Women

with Bronwyn Simons and Lena Watt 

Next Session Summer 2022

Water is the essence of all life. We are surrounded by and made up of water. Much like the lotus flower above, water helps us move through the shadows and darkness towards the light where we can grow, heal and blossom. Join Lena Watt, Yoga Therapist and Bronwyn Simons, an award-winning astrologer for a nourishing 1 day Cyclical Living Wellness Retreat for Women. Tap into the water element, your passion, purpose and sensuality as we dive into Moon Wisdom, Astrology, Journaling, Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Kayaking, Delicious Foods and Drinks. Lena will guide you through a playful, nurturing and fluid yoga and meditation practice, followed by an Ayurvedic Cyclical Living workshop. Bronwyn will guide you through a transformational workshop about the lunar cycles and moon phases. By incorporating simple moon wisdom and deep diving into the mysteries and magic of the moon you will feel a greater positive connection to yourselves, your body, nature, and the universe. Traditional lunar wisdom draws on the powers of the moon to enrich our lives, improve our health, enhance our sensual pleasure, connect us with the energetic realms, and light our path in many ways.

 

  • Learn about the Moon Phases and how to align with them
  • Discover your own Birth Moon and connect with its energy 
  • Create a sacred space and ritual 
  • Explore different breathing, yoga and meditation practices
  • Connect deeper to the moon, nature and her rhythms and cycles
  • Learn what it means to be a cyclical woman
  • Explore the Campbell River with a sunset kayak tour
  • Enjoy a nourishing Ayurvedic dinner
  • Participate in a beautiful opening and closing ceremony
  • Receive a women’s wellness bag
  • Connect with others and build community

Water is the essence of all life. We are surrounded by and made up of water. Much like the lotus flower above, water helps us move through the shadows and darkness towards the light where we can grow, heal and blossom. Join Lena Watt, Yoga Therapist and Bronwyn Simons, an award-winning astrologer for a nourishing 1 day Cyclical Living Wellness Retreat for Women. Tap into the water element, your passion, purpose and sensuality as we dive into Moon Wisdom, Astrology, Journaling, Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Kayaking, Delicious Foods and Drinks. Lena will guide you through a playful, nurturing and fluid yoga and meditation practice, followed by an Ayurvedic Cyclical Living workshop. Bronwyn will guide you through a transformational workshop about the lunar cycles and moon phases. By incorporating simple moon wisdom and deep diving into the mysteries and magic of the moon you will feel a greater positive connection to yourselves, your body, nature, and the universe. Traditional lunar wisdom draws on the powers of the moon to enrich our lives, improve our health, enhance our sensual pleasure, connect us with the energetic realms, and light our path in many ways.

 

  • Learn about the Moon Phases and how to align with them
  • Discover your own Birth Moon and connect with its energy 
  • Create a sacred space and ritual 
  • Explore different breathing, yoga and meditation practices
  • Connect deeper to the moon, nature and her rhythms and cycles
  • Learn what it means to be a cyclical woman
  • Explore the Campbell River with a sunset kayak tour
  • Enjoy a nourishing Ayurvedic dinner
  • Participate in a beautiful opening and closing ceremony
  • Receive a women’s wellness bag
  • Connect with others and build community

Yin Fusion Yoga Series

Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

This series is a harmonious blend of doweling, taping, rolling, myofascial release, slow movements, somatics and longer yin holds. Connecting deeply to your breath with each movement to bring about deeper relaxation and interospective awareness.   Yin allows us to tap into the connective tissues and fascial system of the body to help unravel tension and stress in the body and mind.  A beautiful practice to fully accept yourself as you are and allow yourself to slow down and let go of the day as you unfold into the different layers of the body and mind and find more balance and ease. All levels welcome.

Move, Meditate & Manifest

4 week Series

Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

What a beautiful way to welcome the New Year, New Lunar Cycle and New Energy by expanding into your dreams and dharma.

Manifesting is just a word that means conscious deliberate intention to actualize the goal, vision, and life you desire. Join Lena Watt and Tova Payne for a month of mindful movement, meditation and manifesting. We will meet twice a week to help you tap into your intuition, find your center and actualize your dreams. We will connect together in sacred circle over a whole lunar cycle, the first lunar cycle of 2021 to dive deeper into your passion, purpose and awaken your desires. We will invoke the sacred feminine, cyclical rhythms, and lunar cycles for a supportive and holistic experience. Monday sessions will be focused on meditation and manifesting, while Thursday’s will include some yoga and intuitive movement, journaling, manifesting and time to share and connect.

    Includes:

    • Weekly Guided Meditations
    • Weekly Yoga and movement practice to awaken your intuition and your purpose
    • Weekly manifestation and journaling prompts to help you take action on your desires
    • New Moon + Full Moon Ceremony and Moon Gathering to Increase the spark of your manifestations
    • Space to ignite and expand on your manifestation
    • Connection to Self and the Group
    • Moving through a full lunar cycle with awareness and mindfulness
    • Free group vision boarding workshop
    • Support and Accountability with Two Guides: Lena Watt and Tova Payne
    • Space to share and ask questions

    On our first day we welcome the New Moon Energy with a welcoming, moon ceremony and intention setting.

    Our weekly flow looks like this: Thursdays will be a full session running for 75 minutes, while Mondays are shorter re-boot meditation sessions to simply keep you on track. These will be short 30-40 minute sessions to keep the fire burning on your manifestation journey.

    We begin on a Thursday with a New Moon welcoming circle and intention setting. Mondays will be a quick re-boot including a guided meditation session and journaling. Thursday’s sessions will be a deeper dive including a movement, guided meditation, visualization, journaling, sharing circle, a Full Moon Ceremony on the Full Moon of January 28th, and other manifestation and meditation tools in session.

    Journey Through the Chakras Series

    7 Week Series

    Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

    The word Chakra is a Sanskrit word for Wheel. They are sometimes called spinning vortexes, spheres, disks or energy. Chakras are the centers in the body for the reception, assimilation and transformation of life energy.  There are “7 major wheels or energy centers” radiating from the central channel the Sushumna located along the spinal column form the base of the spine to the top of the head.  Each Chakra is associated with a particular physical, mental, emotion and spiritual aspect of our being.

    The energy of the Charkas correspond to major areas of our lives:

    1st-Survival/Safety; 2nd Sexuality/Emotions; 3rd– Power/Energy; 4th Love/Joy;
    5th -Truth/Communication; 6th – Imagination/Wisdom; 7th– Spiritual/Connection. 

    This practice can help you heal, transform and create a deeper connection to the Self.

    In this series you will be introduced to all 7 major chakras as a system for self-healing and overall wellbeing. Each week we will focus on one chakra, starting with the heart, as the journey begins with the heart, connecting us deeper to ourselves, our souls and the abundant energy all around us. This series is part lecture and primarily practice, to really feel the energy in your body.  The first 10-15 min will be a check in with some slides and the last 45-50 min will be practice. We will explore a variety of asana postures, movement, mudras, breathing, and seed sounds to connect with the energy of each chakra.  Everyone is welcome.

    12 Day Rest, Rebalance and Reset Cleanse

    12 Day Cleanse

    Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

    This is a short 12 day reboot for your nervous system, immune system and energy systems. If you are wanting change, craving more energy, more focus, more ease and more rhythm in your day this is a perfect cleanse for that. We will start and end with a 90 min live ZOOM session that will include grounding, journaling, PowerPoint, yoga, meditation and sharing circle. Each day in between you will receive a 15-20 min video on the theme for the day, some healthy recipes to try, along with a short challenge for the day and some journaling prompts to connect with the challenge and theme. You can view the videos and complete the challenge and journaling at your own time. You will also get a simple morning yoga and meditation practice to implement into your day. Open to anyone, whether you have done a lot of cleanses or this is your first one.

     

    12 Themes We Will Cover:

    1. Attuning to the Rhythms of Nature and the 5 Elements

    2. A Balanced Morning Routine

    3. Less is More- Embracing Simplicity and Ease

    4. Intermittent Fasting

    5. Inflammation

    6. Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

     

    7. Hydration 101

    8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Fats and Sugars

    9. The Low Down on Dairy

    10. Emotional Eating and The 5 W’s

    11. Spice up Your Life

    12. Gut/Brain Connection

    1. Attuning to the Rhythms of Nature and the 5 Elements

    2. A Balanced Morning Routine

    3. Less is More- Embracing Simplicity and Ease

    4. Intermittent Fasting

    5. Inflammation

    6. Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

    7. Hydration 101

    8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Fats and Sugars

    9. The Low Down on Dairy

    10. Emotional Eating and The 5 W’s

    11. Spice up Your Life

    12. Gut/Brain Connection

    Yama & Niyama Workshop

    2 Part Workshop

    Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

    This is a 2-part workshop to explore and integrate the 5 yamas and niyamas into your daily life and yoga practice. The first part will cover the yamas; the moral disciplines and the second part will cover the niyamas, the observances.  Each part will be 2.5 hours in length and will start with a check in, journaling prompts, power-point presentation, meditation and movement practice to help integrate and time for reflections and questions at the end. 

    The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eightfold yogic path.  They are like a map or moral compass written to guide you on your life journey.  The yamas can be described as restraints or moral discipline, while the niyamas are observances or individual discipline. These first two limbs are interconnected and our yoga practice begins with them and extends and grows into the other limbs. Join me for this exploration of the first two limbs on the eightfold path to help extend our practice off our mats and into our lives, where we can move deeper into wholeness, unity and loving awareness.

    5 Yamas

    1. Ahimsa- Nonviolence, loving kindness, compassion
    2. Satya- Truth, truthfulness
    3. Asteya- Non-stealing, generosity, giving openly and honestly
    4. Brahmacharya- Non-excess, balance, moderation right use of energy
    5. Aparigraha- non-greed, non- possessiveness, non-attachment, non-clinging

    5 Niyamas

    1. Saucha- Purity, cleanliness, simplicity, freedom
    2. Santosha- Contentment, joy, peace, gratitude, presence
    3. Tapas- Self-discipline, practice, heat, passion, sincerity
    4. Svadhyaya- Self study, interoception, reflection, exploration, curiosity
    5. Ishvara Pranidhana- Surrender, dissolved, unity, true self, universal energy

    “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

    – Aristotle

    Tensegrity meets Ayurveda, Mind, Body, Spirit Workshop

    3 hour Workshop

    Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

    Tensegrity, the architecture of life, a term that was formed in the 1960’s and used to describe systems or structures with “tensional integrity, or a balance of compression and tension.”  It can be applied to our bodies, our emotions, our feelings, our thoughts and how we move through life.  It is becoming more popular and well known in the last decade due to a deeper understanding of our fascial system and the body as a whole system.  For me this is just a newer term that Ayurveda, “the science of life” has it’s deep roots and knowledge in.

    Ayurveda, is the art of living, an ancient way of living in sync with the cycles of nature, the seasons, the moon cycles, solar cycles, the daily circadian rhythm and your own daily habits and lifestyle.  It looks at everything through a holistic lens coming from a place of collaboration and interconnection with all life to find harmony and balance.

    This workshop will combine the teachings of Ayurveda with Tensegrity to develop a deeper, more integrated understanding of our body, mind and spirit as one, to help us on our own unique healing paths.  We will finish our workshop with a hour long ayurvedic yoga and tensegrity practice combined.  We are not separate from nature, we are nature, and through nature we will heal.

    “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

    – Aristotle

    6 Week Beginner Yoga Series

    6 Week Series

    Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

    This is a series perfect for anyone who is new to yoga, wanting a little kick start or to get back to the basics. We will move slowly through the different postures to give you time to set up and feel your body both interoceptively and proprioceptively. There will be time to explore and play with different movement patterns and asanas each class. We will build on some foundational postures and progress into more challenging sequences by the end. We will briefly touch on all elements of yoga with a focus on grounding, pranayama, asana, meditation and mindfulness. All classes will be recorded and available for viewing for 7 days.

    • Explore what Yoga means and some ways it can enhance and benefit your life
    • Learn some basic Asana’s and their Sanskrit names
    • Move through different sequences and postures and find what works best for your body
    • Find freedom, balance, strength and ease in the body
    • Explore different breathing practices
    • Develop more body awareness, proprioception and interoception
    • Learn some simple mindfulness and meditation techniques
    • Learn new tools and strategies to help you understand your body and what you need to feel good
    • Connect and be part of a group to help support you on your wellness journey
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    Ayurvedic Cooking Class

    60 – 75 min cooking class

    Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

    I love to cook and believe food is our medicine. Our relationship to food, cooking and our kitchen is one of the most important relationships we have. I love to cook healthy, local seasonal food. This is a Zoom cooking class, we will meet, connect and cook together in our own kitchens.

    One of my favourite things to cook is Kitchari – Click here to download my recipe for Spring Kichari

    Therapeutic Yoga for Persistent Pain

    6 Week Series

    Email to book a small group, Live Dates TBA

    This is a therapeutic yoga class for people who have been injured or suffer from chronic or persistent pain. We will work together to tap into our parasympathetic nervous system and develop a deeper understanding of pain and sensation in the body through different interoceptive, breathing and movement practices. This class moves through a variety of different asana postures to help improve range of motion, flexibility, balance, strength and functional movement. It is combined with gentle ball rolling and doweling to tap into our fascial system and learn different tools to help create more space and ease in the body and mind.

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