Click below to read more about the courses and the different teachers' approaches to meditation. Check our register page to see which courses are currently being offered.

 

Mindful Movement & Meditation with Danette Adams

Mindful Movement & Meditation is a unique opportunity to experience guided mindfulness meditation and movement in community. Sessions may include restorative poses, breathing exercises, walking meditation, movement explorations, and seated meditation.

This class is appropriate for those who have had some introduction in basic meditation and who are looking to deepen their own practice in a caring and collaborative setting. While the class will be guided, the emphasis will be less on formal instruction and more on building upon the student’s own meditation practice. Not for complete beginners.

 

Chakra Meditation with Amanda Ingall

In this 6-week meditation course, Amanda will introduce you to the symbolism, imagery, and inner experience of the seven Chakras. These energetic centres are at the core of your body, and their flow of energy can influence your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Amanda will use a gentle approach, combining meditative awareness with guided imagery, movement, sound, symbolism, and discussion. This course will offer basic meditation skills, which can then be enhanced by the framework and practices of the Chakras.

New and experienced meditators are welcome.

 

Meditation for Resilient Living with Danette Adams

Meditation practice is about waking up to life, deepening capacity for silence and stillness, and accepting whatever comes up. A natural benefit of regular meditation is the development of a more robust relationship with inevitable stress.

Resilience is the art of the elegant rebound. It is the unremarkable hard work of getting back up at least one more time than the number of times you have fallen down. This pre-registered Meditation for Resilient Living course is a warm space to explore different meditation practices, develop the capacity to calm mind and body, and challenge old stories that are no longer serving you while growing in self-compassion.

Join others in the community to be introduced to basic centering meditation techniques such as breath meditation, body sensation, and emotional awareness, along with guided meditation, facilitated group discussion, and self-reflection.

Beginner and more experienced meditators are welcome.

Art of Meditation with Amanda Ingall

Come and explore a six-week journey through your body/mind. In this pre-registered course we'll explore all the basics of meditation, from posture to presence. Through group practice, storytelling, and poetry, Amanda will answer your questions and help you get started, as well as encourage you to look deeper.

You will discover and rediscover how to:

  • cultivate awareness of your body and mind
  • reduce stress and discomfort with the body
  • work with the hindrances to a calm, open mind
  • embrace and release difficult emotions

The class is designed for the beginning student or for anyone wishing to reconnect with the practice.

 

Amanda Ingall discovered the world of mind/body healing over 25 years ago, beginning with her work as a Registered Massage Therapist and Craniosacral Therapist. Her mindfulness meditation practice has spanned 20+ years with many teachers and traditions, including Jack Kornfield and Ken McLeod. She is also a Certified Holotropic Breathwork Practioner. Recently, Amanda completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through Queen Street Yoga, and she is enrolled in Anodea Judith’s training for Sacred Centers Certification. Amanda's greatest joy is to inspire and empower her students to explore the deeper layers of themselves through yoga and meditation.

Amanda is also exploring conscious eldering (she recently became a grandmother!) and mindful motorcycling. She is travelling through Canada in sections on her motorcycle with her husband.

 

Danette Adams has had an engaging and evolving relationship with meditation for over two decades and is grateful to be able to share her passion for the practice of ‘sitting’ as resilience itself as opposed to a necessary stop on the path to resilient living. She chooses to see the body as a primary teacher and has 200 hours of yoga teacher training with Hart Lazer.

Danette is delighted to come home to Queen Street Yoga, where her love of yoga was first nurtured by incredible teachers, and to share in the power of group meditation where mutual support and vibrant community can be cultivated. You can follow Danette's blog at www.danetteadams.com.

 

 

A note about meditation and mental health: a number of studies have shown that meditation may have both physiological and psychological benefits, and many people advocate meditation as an aid for mental health and emotional well-being. This has been true of our experience as meditation practitioners at Queen Street Yoga, however, we would like to emphasize that our meditation classes are not intended to be a replacement for medical care and professional mental health support.  

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