Belly Dance with Gemma Luna April 9th-June 3rd

If you’ve been thinking and thinking and thiiiinking about belly dancing, just DO IT. You will be so happy that you did this for yourself! Your body will thank you. Your endorphins will glow. You’ll gain freedom of movement that you didn’t know was possible. You’ll get defined abs and a strong tush… You might even get taller because your posture will improve.

$104 for 8 classes

gemmamoon@gmail.com to register

Yoga Playtime for Ages 3 – 6

Yoga Playtime is about exploring stories with our bodies! Go on an adventure through the jungle, fly with the butterflies, plant a seed and grow into a tree, go on a Warrior’s journey, climb a Mountain, or become a lion!
Each 45 minute class will have the option of exploring Yoga poses, simple breathing exercises, yoga colouring pages, listening to music and singing songs, telling stories, playing games, and opportunities to share and teach each other new things. The activities will be dependent on the needs of the students, collectively and individually, each day.
The focus will be on sharing, learning, working as a team, supporting each other, and of course, having FUN!

New Yoga classes with Colleen

Colleen began practicing yoga over a decade ago and within the practice found a path of lifelong learning and growth. She is also an outdoor educator who has taught wilderness skills and rock climbing for the last 11 years. She is particularly interested in bringing the practice of yoga to as many people as possible and bringing yoga off the mat, finding the meditative aspects in and connection to all areas of life. She is a 300-hour trained teacher through Shanti Yoga in Nelson, where she also teaches weekly classes. Her classes always include focused pranayama and intentional sequencing with attention to anatomy and alignment for a safe, balanced practice. She is excited to begin teaching in the community!

Vinyasa Flow: Wed 9:30 – 11:00am Enjoy connecting movement and breath to unite body, mind, and spirit in this invigorating practice. We’ll flow through sun salutations and standing sequences designed to create space and balance throughout the body, with a focus on proper alignment and honoring one’s own body. We’ll also take time to unwind with seated and supine work towards the end of class. Suitable for all levels, as stages and modifications will be offered.

Mellow Flow: Sat 9:30 – 11:00am A toned down, slowed down version of vinyasa flow, with similar elements but fewer poses and sequences in each class. Expect to flow with focus, expanding and deepening your practice with sequencing designed for an optimum sense of openness and grounding. A wonderful way to stretch out and rebalance after a long week. Suitable for all levels.

 

African Dance with Mohamed

Mohamed and his family will be back in Winlaw this October to share some African culture with you!

Come and unwind as Mohamed guides you through fun, sometimes cheeky and always powerful dance moves. All levels welcome!)

Here’s the schedule:

Monday October 24th
7pm-8:15pm Guinean Dance
@Bindu

Tues October 25th
7pm-8:-15pm
Dundun Dance
(Learn to drum and dance simultaneously!)

Each class is $20 or take both for $35
(drop-in or pre-register by sending e-transfer to: wontanaradrumdance@gmail.com)

For more info: 250-885-6315

Capoeira for Kids with Liam Fitzpatrick

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that combines dance, acrobatics and music to create an exciting and non competitive experience !
Children learn the fundamental moves, songs and instruments to begin to “play” Capoeira.
The focus of Capoeira is not to beat your opponent but to create a fluid physical conversation with the other using rhythm, balance and strength!

Fridays 3:30 – 5:00

May 6th – June 10th

Belly Dance Workshop with Gemma Luna (April2)

How many ways are there to shimmy?

We’ll play with the 3/4, the choo choo, the shoulder, the twist, the 4/4, the tension
and the egyptian knee shimmy, with variations
and layers to make it exciting!

This workshop will fire up your shakti and make
you laugh, sweat and enjoy yourself!

12:00 – 2:00 April 2nd

$25

Bindu Fundraiser and Herbal Medicine Workshop (March 26)

How to Use Local Herbs to Heal Yourself and the Earth
– Spiritual Herbalism for Practical People –
a class for folks who want real, nourishing alternatives to pharmaceuticals AND who have a sense of the healing power of Nature Connection (but want to go deeper)
From this 3 hour class, you’ll learn…

5 Simple steps to build your confidence and trust in using herbs for healing
How to experience this deep learning with plants (hint: it involves empathy)
4 tips on putting herbal theory into practice successfully
The key ingredient to herbalism that many people – even professional herbalists, herb schools, naturopaths, nutritionists – never see
4 reasons why healing with herbs can and will change the world for the better
Why the Kootenay School of Herbal Medicine is great at helping you easily integrate herbal healing

PLUS, after the class, you’ll get to see the Plant World in a whole new light.
Join me, Garliq, of the Kootenay School of Herbal Medicine in collaboration with Bindu Studio for this 3 hour herb class and fundraiser.

Get tickets at Gaia Tree in Winlaw or http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bindu-fundraiser-how-to-use-herbs-to-heal-yourself-the-earth-workshop-tickets-23058089366?aff=es2

Glitter Rebellion (March 5th)

Glitter Rebellion is a workshop where participants are invited to connect to the resilience that lives in their bones, blood and spirits. Those of us who fight the patriarchy, glitterbomb homophobia and work tirelessly to free our genders from binaries all carry timeless rebellion in our hearts, whether from our blood ancestors, or from our ancestors of struggle. In this learning space we invite folks of all genders and sexual orientations to gather together, create, play, explore, connect, be consensually vulnerable and tell stories. The work seeks to vision both our histories of rebellion and the gifts we wish to cultivate in offering to those who will call us their ancestors.

This workshop space will prioritize imagination, intuition, visions, dream world escapades, magic, creativity and play as primary learning modalities.
Your hosts will be andi grace and Kori Doty as well as the local space organizers they are partnering with. You can learn more about andi and Kori’s work in the world here: www.andigracewrites.com and here: www.koridoty.wordpress.com.

Neither Kori nor andi consider themselves experts on this topic, but rather see themselves as willing space holders. Both andi and Kori have european ancestral ties and access to white privilege. They also both identify as queer witches and medicinal story tellers. They both use they pronouns and live on a rural queer and trans homesteading project called the homostead, that sits on un-ceded sinixit territory. Like everyone, their identities are more complex than brief social location markers can offer. If you have questions about their identities or approaches feel free to peruse their websites or send them messages through facebook or email.

Bring journals, pens, colouring supplies, collaging bits, stories, songs, instruments, clothes for moving, or another creative medium of your choosing.

Exchange:

to help cover our travel costs and make this work our livelihood we are asking $20 to $60 sliding scale from each participant. We are also open to trades for things like food, medicine making supplies, art for our websites and promotion of our work to as-of-yet un-tapped networks. We are committed to access in such a way that we will not turn people away for lack of funds. However we request that other options be pursued before a request for free participation is made, such as asking for support from allies and other workshop participants, looking into local grants (which we are happy to help write), offering trades etc. We don’t want to turn anyone away from the work because of a lack of financial resources, but we also need to be realistic about those expenses coming from our livelihood, when we consider the larger sustainability of our work. Also we believe that our communities are rich with abundance and generosity, even if that abundance is not necessarily cash driven. We want to encourage de-stigmatized and supportive conversations about class, money, access and the value of labour as an aspect of the learning offered here.

Full Body Blast Workout with Crystal

Burn calories and fire up your metabolism in this fun and challenging class which combines using your own body weight and cardio to shape your entire body. Aerobic, floor work and resistance exercises make up this full body toning class.

Thursdays March 15-April 3rd. 5:30-6:30 65$/8 sessions or 10$ drop in.

Email Crystal @ valleyfitmama@gmail.com for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/Valley-Fitness-with-Crystal