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The Full Moon Series: Yin and Meditation

Please join Debra Black and Adele Hinshelwood for a series of yin and meditation classes as the full moon arises. This will be a three part series. The full moon is seen as sacred by many cultures. It is believed to be an auspicious period filled with spiritual energy — an energy that causes transformation. What a perfect time to do yin and meditation – walking and seated – under the sky surrounded by flowers and energized by the stars and the moon and the setting sun. We will contemplate the changing nature of the moon and life itself and how to face it with equanimity as we sit, walk and practice yin. Light refreshments will be served after class and you can check out Adele’s facial and body care products made from botanicals on the farm.
Costs: $90 per person for three classes; $35 per person for an individual class.
What to Bring: Yoga Mat; two pillows; a blanket. Where: Vauxhall Gardens, Grimsby When: June 28th, 7:00pm; July 27th, 7pm; August 26th, 7pm
How to register: Contact Debra Black at or on Facebook at dzblackyoga You can make payments either through Interac e-transfer or through Square by Visa or Mastercard.
For more information on yin yoga click on the tab: What is Yin Yoga?

Registration is now open for my retreat to Paros, Greece next September 15th to 22nd, 2018. The retreat, which will be intimate, is filling up. It’s designed for eight students so if you’re interested contact me now. Paros is a magical and mystical island in the Aegean Sea. We will be digging deep in our yin and meditation practice over this 7-night 6-day retreat. The price point is amazing. The location is incredible. I’ve been there and it is one of my favourite places in the world. Check the retreat and location out here on my webpage and find out what I have planned. Don’t feel you have to take every class or sit for every meditation session. This is your vacation — a time for you — to breathe, move and be truly present. Let me know asap if you’re thinking of coming and make arrangements to put down the non-refundable deposit 250 Euros asap and snag your spot. Don’t wait too long. If you book early you can likely take advantage of cheap flights to Athens and Paros. And I have the perfect travel agent for you to deal with if you don’t have one. Booking flights from Athens to Paros from Canada is a pain and a travel agent will make it easier. I’m going to likely be booking my flight in April cause fares for September will be the lowest then. If you have any questions, please contact me. The retreat is going to be amazing.
And I’m happy to announce that I will be doing a yin and meditation retreat at Shanti Yoga Retreat October 12 to 14, 2018. For more information on the retreat go here and then scroll down to the weekend of October 12th to check out the details, prices, accommodation and daily schedule. Six people have already signed up so don’t be caught short. This retreat will be more focused on yin, restorative and a deep dive into meditation — both seated and walking.

Come learn the principles of mindfulness meditation the first or second Saturday of every month. The fee for the meditation series is $120 for all 12 classes or $10 per class. For more information contact me at or 416-571-3933. Class is limited to five students but there are still some spots. Come sit and meditate, deepen your practice.

“May you be well. May you be at peace. May you be connected. And may you be free of suffering and the roots of suffering.”