Birthing From Within Prenatal Classes
Mar
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Birthing From Within Prenatal Classes

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The classes provided by hospitals and public health are valuable for providing basic knowledge, but Birthing From Within classes take it a step further by also providing you with hands-on coping practices to build your confidence for both the physical and emotional challenges you may be faced with in labour & childbirth. 

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Sep
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

BE STILL AND KNOW: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION WITH GEORGIA WEBBER

hamiltonmindfulness

COST: $25-40, sliding scale. All proceeds to benefit the creation of a new weekly meditation group at Inland Island. See below for details! 

Reserve your spot by emailing info@inlandisland.ca, calling (289) 426-2051, or dropping by the space

Meditation is not complicated. There are no techniques, memorizations, or postures necessary to have a fruitful and joyful practice. There is no one way to meditate. There is no wrong way to meditate. This, for some, will be liberating. For others, intimidating. Aha, multiple truths coexist!

No matter how you feel about it, meditation has many proven benefits for the brain, the nervous system, and an overall sense of wellbeing. So let’s explore some of the ways people receive those benefits in our Introduction to Meditation workshop!

This workshop will be an introduction to Zen meditation in the style of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, integrating some mindfulness techniques from other traditions of Buddhism and secular mindfulness practices. We will learn about meditation postures, silent and guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, deep listening, and loving speech, and we will practice a little bit of each of them, because when it comes down to it: practice is the only teacher you need.

Everyone is welcome, beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. You do not need to know anything about meditation to attend this workshop (or to meditate, for that matter!).

You will need to bring a yoga mat or something soft to sit on. There are a limited number of chairs for those who prefer them. It is best to wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your breathing in any way.

This workshop marks the beginning of a new sangha, or practice community, called Mindful Heart Hamilton. If you are excited to include meditation in your life, and want to share that practice with others, starting on June 1st, we will come together on Wednesday evenings from 7pm ­ 9pm to support one another in the enjoyment of the present moment. All proceeds from this introductory workshop will be used to buy meditation cushions for the space, so that our community does not have to bring materials from home in the future. 

About Georgia: 
Georgia Webber is a meditator, craniosacral therapist, and comics artist on a healing path of her own. She meditates with True Peace Toronto and Mindfulness Practice Community of Toronto; holds a 500­ hour teacher trainig from Naada Yoga Montreal; studies Herbalism with John Redden, and Nonviolent Communication with Henry Wai. She trusts in experience as the first teacher of self, and seeks to facilitate, validate, and support each person in their personal discovery of health.

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May
29
11:00am11:00am

Be Still And Know: An Introduction to Meditation with Georgia Webber

introtomeditation

COST: $25-40, sliding scale. All proceeds to benefit the creation of a new weekly meditation group at Inland Island. See below for details! 

* Reserve your spot by emailing info@inlandisland.ca, calling (289) 426-2051, or dropping by the space*

Meditation is not complicated. There are no techniques, memorizations, or postures necessary to have a fruitful and joyful practice. There is no one way to meditate. There is no wrong way to meditate. This, for some, will be liberating. For others, intimidating. Aha, multiple truths coexist!

No matter how you feel about it, meditation has many proven benefits for the brain, the nervous system, and an overall sense of wellbeing. So let’s explore some of the ways people receive those benefits in our Introduction to Meditation workshop!

This workshop will be an introduction to Zen meditation in the style of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, integrating some mindfulness techniques from other traditions of Buddhism and secular mindfulness practices. We will learn about meditation postures, silent and guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, deep listening, and loving speech, and we will practice a little bit of each of them, because when it comes down to it: practice is the only teacher you need.

Everyone is welcome, beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. You do not need to know anything about meditation to attend this workshop (or to meditate, for that matter!).

You will need to bring a yoga mat or something soft to sit on. There are a limited number of chairs for those who prefer them. It is best to wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your breathing in any way.

This workshop marks the beginning of a new sangha, or practice community, called Mindful Heart Hamilton. If you are excited to include meditation in your life, and want to share that practice with others, starting on June 1st, we will come together on Wednesday evenings from 7pm ­ 9pm to support one another in the enjoyment of the present moment. All proceeds from this introductory workshop will be used to buy meditation cushions for the space, so that our community does not have to bring materials from home in the future. 

About Georgia: 
Georgia Webber is a meditator, craniosacral therapist, and comics artist on a healing path of her own. She meditates with True Peace Toronto and Mindfulness Practice Community of Toronto; holds a 500­ hour teacher trainig from Naada Yoga Montreal; studies Herbalism with John Redden, and Nonviolent Communication with Henry Wai. She trusts in experience as the first teacher of self, and seeks to facilitate, validate, and support each person in their personal discovery of health.

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Apr
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Spring Yoga Renewal 6-Week Series

Spring Yoga Renewal! 6-week series with Jenna Anderson RYT-200

Spring Yoga Renewal! 6-week series with Jenna Anderson RYT-200

 

Presented by Hamilton yoga teacher Jenna Anderson RYT-200

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30, Apr. 5-May 17
  • Cost: $75 for the 6-week series; $15/class drop-in rate
  • To register: Call Inland Island at (289) 426-2051, or email us

In traditional ayurvedic practices, spring is a time for detoxing. This six-week program presented by Hamilton yoga teacher Jenna Anderson will focus on renewal and rebalance through a combination of hatha yoga, ayurvedic education and meditation. 

This program is open to students of all levels, especially beginners! Yoga mats and other equipment will be provided. Please come prepared in comfortable clothing. 

What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha yoga is a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. You can expect to leave a Hatha yoga class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed.

Hatha is also translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites.

About Jenna:
Jenna was introduced to yoga almost ten years ago and has been practicing ever since. After trying many different styles of yoga over the years, she found her true self through the practice of Hatha yoga. Now a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor (200 RYT) Jenna believes in practicing yoga for longevity. Jenna enjoys sharing ayurvedic knowledge throughout her classes in an effort to help her students achieve balance in the body and mind. 

Schedule:
* Apr. 5 - 6:30-7:30
* no class Apr. 12
* Apr. 19 - 6:30-7:30
* Apr. 26 - 6:30-7:30
* May 3 - 6:30-7:30
* May 10 - 6:30-7:30
* May 17 - 6:30-7:30


**As with all Inland Island CWC offerings, this series is queer + body positive. All are welcome.**

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Mar
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

SUICIDE INTERVENTION FOR WEIRDOS, FREAKS, AND QUEERS

Helping your friends who sometimes want to die, maybe not die

A workshop presented by Carly Boyce

  • When: Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2-5 PM
  • Cost: $5-50/sliding scale
  • To register: e-mail carly.boyce[at]gmail[dot]com

Inland Island Community Wellness Centre is very excited to offer its first workshop of 2016 with the inimitable Carly Boyce at the helm. Registration info below, please register if you'd like to come!

description- 
this is an intro-level workshop for folks who want to build and share skills around supporting people in their lives who are suicidal.

this is not a certification course- it's an opportunity for folks to gather and share what we know about supporting our loved ones in a structured and facilitated way.

some of the questions we will be exploring include- what are my beliefs about suicide, and how might those impact how i react to someone else feeling suicidal? how do i know if someone i care about is thinking about ending their life? how can i keep my friends safe when they are struggling? how can i take care of myself if i also struggle with suicidal feelings and behaviors? what if i fuck it up?

***to register*** email carly.boyce@gmail.com and i will send you a little questionaire. you can also get in touch if you have questions. ♥

***can't make this time but are interested? i'll be doing this workshop a bunch more times this winter and spring. if you want to be kept in the loop, sent me a fb message or email. ♥

about the facilitator-

i'm a 32 year old white settler and a queer and genderqueer witch, with 17 years of facilitation and workshop creation experience. i'm also a trauma survivor and an anxious introvert. she or they pronouns plz.

my approach to suicide intervention is based on a combination of formal training and lived experience. i believe strongly in approaches that foreground body autonomy, kindness, harm reduction, and boundaried vulnerability. i am critical of institutions (hospitals, policing, social services), while sometimes participating in them in various ways. i have done front line peer based support work with queer and trans youth and with survivors of sexual violence for more than a decade, and informal support p much my whole life.

more info about me can be found here if you want it- http://tinylanterntarot.com/

access info-

Inland Island is a community-based wellness centre offering safe & effective natural and traditional health care services. Our intent is to improve access to preventative and holistic medicines by decreasing financial, physical, and social barriers to care. We strive to be a place where each individual's unique & diverse lived experiences are honoured and respected. There is a gender neutral bathroom. We are working on becoming wheelchair accessible and should be by this date. Updates on accessibility will be provided on this event page.

This will be a low scent space. Plz come as scent free as you can - here's some more info on how to do that: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15

 

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