Aurora Spring Ahead Retreat
Time & Location
About the Event
The Pas Community Renewal Corporation has just provided the funding for Aurora to offer this amazing Spring-Ahead Wellness Retreat opportunity for our community - at no cost to you! Spaces are limited though so we ask that you still e-transfer a REFUNDABLE security deposit of $30 to secure your spot by March 11th.
We are so excited to offer some very new and exciting workshops to help you spring ahead with your personal growth! Dancing, drumming, Ayurvedic nutrition, cooking class, cacao ceremony, yoga nidra not to mention door prizes and swag! All in one full day of self-care! You’ll want to be sure to register early as there are limited spots available. Makes an excellent Valentines present!
Opening the Space & Ecstatic Dance
Prepare for an amazing day of new and exciting ways to cultivate our mind, body, soul connection!
After an opening meditation and some breathwork - we join together in the simple and courageous act of ecstatic dance. Here we co-create movement, music and community, releasing any pent up emotions through movement free flow.
Ayurveda Workshop & Preparing Lunch
Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic method that heals the mind, body, and soul. Ayurveda originated in India at least 3,000 years ago. A person is seen in Ayurveda as a unique individual made up of five primary elements, ether (space), air, fire, water and earth. The aim is create a daily routine for optimal health - which is why we will start by preparing our lunch together.
Drumming Circle & Cacao Ceremony
After lunch, we will get out the voice of liberation and unify our rhythm with the drums. Said to mimic the sound of our mother’s heart beat in utero, drumming can calm and reduce stress. Bring your own if you have one, otherwise there will be extras.
We are very fortunate to have the opportunity of experiencing a Cacao ceremony led by Vinoth. Raw, ceremonial grade cacao has been used for centuries to unlock euphoric states, release negative emotions, and connect to pure heart energy.
Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious elaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It will be a great way to end an exciting day!
Retreat Cost - $100
· Fee to cover the FIVE different classes that Vinoth will lead
· Ayurveda workshop materials
· Healthy snacks and beverages during breaks
· Food to prepare the Ayurvedic lunch
· Ceremonial grade Cacao for you to use for the ceremony
Register by March 7, 2020 by sending e-transfer to email@example.com
About our facilitator -Vinoth Ramanaathan
Vinoth (Vino) Ramanaathan, BA, combines his background in food and nutrition management, yoga training and his passion for personal coaching and leading cacao ceremonies. Through his company, Vino Cacao & Coaching located in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada, he facilitates life-changing community gatherings and provides coaching for personal transformation.
So Come on out for the Food, Fellowship and Fun!