community, mental health, wellness

Bring On A New Year!

  2018 lay waste to anything in my past. I was indirectly forced to diligently and continually release all that no longer served me. I restructured my life so that ONLY the bare necessities remained. I stream-lined my schedule to minimal work, minimal socializing, and minimal stress. There was a lot of closure on old… Continue reading Bring On A New Year!

community, family, wellness

Resolve: Stop Patterns Start Living

Workshop In Port Hope I stumbled upon Johanna's work through a Facebook post, and was instantly intrigued. At that time, she was hosting a workshop in Barrie I was unable to attend, but I reached out to see if she would consider running a workshop in Port Hope, or the general area. It seems like… Continue reading Resolve: Stop Patterns Start Living

meditation, wellness

The Value of Solitude

Even if you are not an introverted individual such as myself, it is important to take time for YOU that is just FOR you. Often our self-care or our "me time" includes fun social events, hanging out with friends, or indulging our senses. All great ideas! I am an odd ball of a human that… Continue reading The Value of Solitude

community, wellness, Yoga

Ten Dollar Yoga Classes!

This is a promotion I haven't offered in a long time! But as summer looms I am hoping to recruit a few new yoga students, so here's the deal... If you sign up for the Tuesday 7pm class or the Thursday 10:30am class with a new friend/student you BOTH get $10 classes. Here's the catch:… Continue reading Ten Dollar Yoga Classes!

community, spirituality, wellness, Yoga

Over 20 Years of Yoga

  Today was a fun day. I started unpacking Rubbermaid bins I hadn't opened in about 6 years. I re-discovered the old yoga teacher training notes, from my personal training and from the teacher training I designed and guided. I found my old portfolio with the Child and Youth Worker diploma, and my reiki and… Continue reading Over 20 Years of Yoga

community, health, wellness, Yoga

Spring Renewal Workshop

Despite this winter being tamer than those of the past, it was still a lot of dark days and low energy for many of us. January seemed to be especially low, and with days getting longer and brighter again, and spring in the air, I have decided to host my "Spring Renewal" workshop on Saturday,… Continue reading Spring Renewal Workshop

community, wellness, Yoga

2018 Looking Ahead

  YOGA MANUAL: THE GENTLE WAY OF HATHA   I will finally have time to focus on writing this year. The manual is very simple in theory, and it has been brewing in my mind since 2006. Just a booklet of my gentle style of classes: very basic pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (hatha yoga postures)… Continue reading 2018 Looking Ahead

community, health, wellness

Yoga, Art and Life

YOGA CLASSES and WORKSHOPS: During 2017 my yoga classes were at full capacity for most of the year. As we move into 2018 there is a little bit of space in the Cobourg Tuesday evening class (7-8pm), and one space available in the  Port Hope Thursday morning class (10:30-11:30am). If you are interested in attending… Continue reading Yoga, Art and Life

community, family, health, wellness

Port Hope: Take Back The Night

  CONTENT WARNING: topics of sexual assault, abuse and violence. WHAT IS TAKE BACK THE NIGHT? In October 1975 microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth, was murdered while walking home alone in Philadelphia. This resulted in one of the first "Take Back The Night" marches. Although the organization itself started in the 1960's with the vision of… Continue reading Port Hope: Take Back The Night

community, health, meditation, spirituality, wellness, Yoga

Reiki | Meditation | Grief

BUSINESS NAME:  Refresh Reiki OWNER:  Avril Ewing WEBSITE:  Refresh Reiki Facebook Page OTHER CONTACT INFO:  Refresh_Reiki@yahoo.com This feature is written by Avril Ewing. ABOUT AVRIL My background is in bereavement, and I have served hundreds and thousands of families and mourners as they go through the acute stage of loss and grief.  I found my… Continue reading Reiki | Meditation | Grief