Manage Your Stress and Change Your Life (R)
May
19
to Jun 23

Manage Your Stress and Change Your Life (R)

MANAGE YOUR STRESS AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE: A six week registered series

Stress is a major influence on your quality of health; what if you could change how it impacts you? 

Join us for our upcoming six-week practical series and learn how exploring and managing stress can change your life. 

Using the Experience-Based Dynamic Learning Approach © (2017 Christa Martel-Perry) each week we will explore new skills, thought processes encompassed in stress and the creation of innovative responses to handle stress in your everyday life. 

Six Week Outline:

Week one will be spent defining what stress is and what it looks like for each of us. We will look at research on our nervous systems under stress and begin with personal reflection.

Week two we will reflect on our personal stories and will consider how stress might have impacted what we believe about ourselves. We will practice re-framing our thoughts in order to begin changing the ones that might be harmful for us in the long run.

Week three will be focused on our bodies. We will consider how stress might influence our abilities to feel our bodies sensations and impact our interpretations of them. 

Week four expands on week three by looking at core body sensations, feelings, and expressing them.  We will explore how repressing the experience of our feelings can affect our overall health. Together we will discuss how stress may play a part in why we hold onto what we need to express, and how we can begin to express ourselves.

Week five concentrates on what we can do to actually de-stress and considers all aspects of our health and well-being. We will discuss and work-out what is best for us and look at strategies of de-stressing/self-care moving forward. 

Week six is a discussion on boundaries and what they look like in our lives. We will talk about how boundaries can help us manage the stress we feel and what it means to put boundaries in place. 

About Your Facilitator:

As part of her practicum training Sage Schmied will be facilitating this six-week series on stress. Sage is a practicum student training under the supervision of certified Life Skills Coach Christa Martel-Perry. Sage has put on workshops across Alberta and British Columbia, facilitated support groups and worked with one-on-one clients.  She is passionate about supporting people in figuring out what works best for them and sharing tools and skills that have worked for her. Sage strongly believes that everyone has something to teach and that we are always learning. When she is not working with people, she loves to craft, knit and crochet.

Cost: $180/person

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Tea Ceremony with Kali Moon
May
26
3:30 PM15:30

Tea Ceremony with Kali Moon

Join us for a simple gathering of Tea Ceremony as we share bowls of silence together in communiTEA. A time of connection to the plant Spirit + plant teacher of Tea. 

Please note time change. We have decided to try out an afternoon tea time versus a morning time. 

We would love to hear your feedback by posting to the event page!

Sliding Scale available $22/$33/$44

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Women's Song Circle
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Song Circle

"In the beginning there was sound. The first sound you heard was that of your mother’s heart beat, the rhythm of blood pumping through her veins, the sound of her voice.  Before you knew her to see her, you knew her as sound and feeling.  As a sentient being, every feeling your mother felt, you also felt.  From the moment you were conceived, the combination of your mother and father’s DNA carried with it cellular memory.  And so it goes, we are not just us, we are our ancestors."

Join us for a sacred gathering at Medicine NEST as we gather in sisterhood, in circle and in song. With the intention of healing centuries of restricted expression now together in the right space to discover the power of our voices and the freedom of being fully self-expressed! Led by Voices Unleashed workshop facilitator, Harmony Jay. 

About your facilitator: 

Harmony is a highly trained, sensitive, soulful and aware being whose purpose in life is to bring people together and have them feel heard and appreciated.  Harmony teaches  a wide variety of modalities, including Pal Dan Gum, EFT, movement, breath work and vocal activation to help people release stored trauma on a cellular level. With over 20 years experience leading groups in song she leads with pure love.  Her intention is for participants to feel comfortable in their vulnerability and be able to connect to the deepest parts of themselves and each other (and have fun while doing it!).

Sliding scale pricing $55/$66/$77. 

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Meditation as Medicine
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Meditation as Medicine

MEDITATION AS MEDICINE with Ailey

Mindfulness is all the buzz right now. it is being claimed to heal every ailment, relational dynamic, work place environment, and even the relationships you have with your family of origin. But what exactly is mindfulness and how does it conduct such miracles? In this two hour workshop you will be introduced to the roots of mindfulness in addition to exploring how and why meditation practices offers such profound healing from the lenses of interpersonal neurobiology, acceptance and commitment therapy, buddhist philosophy, and somatic psychology.

Learning Objectives:

Defining Mindfulness
Mindless Moments Exercise
I Meditate Because of Suffering, Not Joy
The Four Causes of Pain
The Two Roads the Mind Knows: Comparison & Threat
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Buddhist Principles
The Neuroscience of Meditation
The Central Nervous System
Stress
Your Brain on Meditation
Neuroplasticity
Sitting in Alone Changes Who We Are In Relationship
Compassion
Interpersonal Neurobiology
Research Studies
Health
Mental Illness
Relationships
Work Environment

Workshop Outline: 120 Minutes

Experiential: Trauma Informed Meditation Practice (20 minutes)
Teachable: Learning Objectives (60 minutes)
Interactive: Questions (30 minutes)
Experiential: Trauma Informed Meditation Practice (10 minutes)

Cost: $45

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Lucia Light Meditation Experience
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Lucia Light Meditation Experience

Guided Meditation + Light with Ailey

Join us in a meditative experience deepened through the usage of the Lucia No.3 from the Sky Studio.

The Lucia No.3 is hypnagogic light machine that stimulates EEG brain wave patterns that usually only appear after a devoted meditation practice. Research has demonstrated that the Lucia No.3. allows you to experience altered state of consciousness.. This is due to white light passing through the retina stimulating the pineal gland. Those who meditate with the Lucia No.3 often speak of experiences of deep relaxation, meditative self awareness, feelings of well being, a renewed sense of energy, mystical experiences and sacred geometry.

Without substances or special exercises, simply close your eyes, lay back, let go and trust that the Lucia No.3 will do the rest...

During our ninety minutes together we will begin with brief sample of the Lucia No.3 before diving into a guided meditation followed by forty minutes of meditative surrender under the Lucia No.3. You will come back to this world feeling renewed and reconnected through a body-centered guided meditation.

In this one of a kind event in Victoria, you will experience.

1- An introduction to Meditation and brief guided practice (Ailey Jolie)

2- Lucia Light No.3 session (Tina Averback of Sky Studio Lucia)

There are two time slots you can register for – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

$85 per person

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Psychosomatic Tension Release (Day 2)
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Psychosomatic Tension Release (Day 2)

PSYCHOSOMATIC TENSION RELEASE with Reko

Psychosomatic tension refers to patterns of tension that are rooted in psychological responses to the environment. Most often they begin developing in the first months or years of our lives when as children we have very little influence on our surroundings.

The exercises we will be doing in this event will focus on gently opening and unwinding the physical tension, while staying present to the experiences that arise from them. There will be some group and partner exercises however partners will be chosen upon arrival so you don't need to bring one. Eye contact, light movements, postures, and breath will help us to go into the tension with awareness.

This series is divided into two events. The first is going to focus on the the tension developed primarily in the womb, and first 18 months of life. We will be doing more in relation to the eyes, mouth, and the balance dynamic between the right and left hemisphere of the body.

The second event will move deeper into the body, activating the core, diaphragm, pelvis and legs, which connects more with the development in the first 7 years of life. Each section of the body is connected with and stores certain emotional events and psychological stages, as well as developmental needs. By creating two events we can meet the needs of each part more effectively.

Cost: $35 each or $60 for both

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Psychosomatic Tension Release (Day 1)
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Psychosomatic Tension Release (Day 1)

PSYCHOSOMATIC TENSION RELEASE with Reko

Psychosomatic tension refers to patterns of tension that are rooted in psychological responses to the environment. Most often they begin developing in the first months or years of our lives when as children we have very little influence on our surroundings.

The exercises we will be doing in this event will focus on gently opening and unwinding the physical tension, while staying present to the experiences that arise from them. There will be some group and partner exercises however partners will be chosen upon arrival so you don't need to bring one. Eye contact, light movements, postures, and breath will help us to go into the tension with awareness.

This series is divided into two events. The first is going to focus on the tension developed primarily in the womb, and first 18 months of life. We will be doing more in relation to the eyes, mouth, and the balance dynamic between the right and left hemisphere of the body.

The second event will move deeper into the body, activating the core, diaphragm, pelvis and legs, which connects more with the development in the first 7 years of life. Each section of the body is connected with and stores certain emotional events and psychological stages, as well as developmental needs. By creating two events we can meet the needs of each part more effectively.

Cost: $35 each or $60 for both

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Yoga for Astrology: Sun in Gemini
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga for Astrology: Sun in Gemini

Join Kali Moon for 'Yoga for Astrology'. A series that will follow the sun through all 12 zodiac signs. Align your physical, mental and emotional body with the cosmic energy of the sun and the archetypal astrology of each zodiac sign. 

Insatiable for knowledge and wildly curious, Gemini season is sure to bring in a change of pace! From May 22-June 21st, the days start to feel longer and the adventures start to pick up. You will be urged to explore, both within your mind and in the outside world. Connection and communication are at all time high, so grab a friend and go somewhere new! (A yoga for astrology class, perhaps!). Gemini's are notorious for not being able to make up their mind and wanting to do all of the things, all at once. So moving the body, meditation and breath are key to harnessing the potency behind this restless season. 

With Gemini in the element of Air, we will activate the lungs and large intestine channels as we embody the free-roaming qualities of Gemini to help us harness this quick-witted, sociable, and versatile energy. This will be a swift practice designed for you to take home as consistent ritual throughout the Gemini season. We will discuss the archetypes and qualities of Gemini as well as what we might expect in this season of the Sun! 

Space is limited to 7 people! Register early to save your spot! $44/person 

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The Nature of Karma & The Pulse of Life
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Nature of Karma & The Pulse of Life

THE NATURE OF KARMA & THE PULSE OF LIFE

Exploring the Koshas to Discover the Root & Path to Transcending Patterns, Followed by Ajapa Japa Dharana Meditation

We all have areas in our lives we would like to improve upon, but there always seems to be something that holding us back or tripping us up. Whether it be challenging relationships, personal health issues, or other blockages in moving forward, it is actually our own patterns, our repeated self-sabotage, that ultimately prevents us from connecting with the deepest part of ourselves where we are whole and complete, and able to be our best version of ourselves.

Join Shivani Howe in this 2.5-hour theory-based workshop where we will look at the Koshas, or layers of our own embodiment, as being the origin from where our experiences cascade into being as perceptions of karmic patterns that manifest first from archetype, to mind, to emotion, and finally as our physical experience or reality. Using basic chakra psychology, we will trace our own patterns from our physical experience back to its root archetype. Lastly, we will identify which Yogic tools, such as asana, pranayama and meditation, we may use to better understand and assist in our own personal healing.

To close the workshop, we will go even deeper into our yogic experience with an Ajapa Japa meditation. Ajapa Japa is a practice of Dharana, or concentration, and is also a key practice in preparing the mind and body for Dhyana, or true meditation. It enables one to tap into the pulse of prana, or life force energy, to refine the nervous system and strengthen the mind, thus preparing the body for Kriyas and the awakening of Ma Kundalini.

Cost: $55


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Moongate Gathering: Waxing Moon in Libra
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Moongate Gathering: Waxing Moon in Libra

A SACRED GATHERING OF CEREMONY,  MOVEMENT & SISTERHOOD.

Did you know that your life is one giant piece of art? The way you dress, the way you live, the way you do, and the way you be? Libra does. And in Taurus season, we are being asked to slow down, to find the sacred within the mundane, and to check in with our deeper values. What happens under a waxing moon in Libra with a Taurus sun? You will be given an opportunity to create balance and harmony amongst the areas of your life that are most important to you. Perhaps, you need to revisit what your values are? Not to worry, the upcoming full moon in Scorpio will certainly show you the emotional depths of any area of your life needing your attention. So, how do we prepare for the queen of death and transformation to meet the most valuable areas of our lives? First of all, we breathe and get out of life's way. Secondly, we remember that life is art. And art is sometimes messy, sometimes destructible, and always, beautiful. Let the waxing moon in Libra guide you in the masterpiece that is your life.

We will honor the reflection of the Taurus sun while finding a moment of stillness for all chaos within to be released in tea ceremony. A time of connection to the plant Spirit + plant teacher of Tea. 

Join us, in sisterhood, for moon medicine, lunar yoga, tea ceremony, and sharing in circle.  

You will leave this circle in complete and total alignment for the full moon energy of Scorpio set to take the stage on Saturday, May 18 at 2:11 PM. 


Open to women and those identifying as female. 

About your facilitator: 

Kali offers a movement of holistic healing & sacred gathering in alignment with Nature. Her mission is to inspire and to create opportunities for self-discovery and self-inquiry. To embrace all parts of the Self by calling in a relationship with our mind, body & spirit. And to align the natural rhythms in our bodies with the world around us for healing and exploration both on and off the mat. It is truly her deepest passion to share in sacred ceremony with her sisters and to share in the wisdom of the moon. Each gathering facilitates a deeper connection to our hearts and bodies while aligning our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self with La Luna. Based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements, and a deep love for ceremony. Each gathering gently guides women back to the place of intuitive softness that resides within their heart and womb.


Moon Sister membership $150: As an honouring and acknowledgement of your commitment to self-inquiry and sisterhood, we have a special, limited, Moon Sister Membership available for those who wish to make a monthly commitment to personal healing, transformation and our collective sisterhood. Available in studio only. Please inquire at contact@medicinenest.ca or at our next Moongate Gathering.

Single Moongate Gathering: $99, First-Time Offer: $55

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Mother's Day Women's Circle + Tea Ceremony
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Women's Circle + Tea Ceremony

Grab your moms, daughters, grandmas, sisters and join us for a special gathering in celebration of all that is motherhood! Whether your best friends, each other's biggest triggers, or a little mix of both (ha), there's one thing that's certain -- you have come into this life together to learn, grow, share, teach, and laugh along the way. I am honoured to hold a space for women of all ages and generations to come together, in circle and ceremony, to connect, and to remember the unique bond shared between a mother and a daughter. 

This event is open to ALL women, whether your mom can be present with us or not! We will be opening our circle with the intentions and invitation for all who cannot be with us in person to join us in Spirit. All will be welcomed and held with nurturing love. 

$60/person or $111/mother-daughter

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Mala Making Workshop
May
11
2:30 PM14:30

Mala Making Workshop

MALA MAKING WORKSHOP with Olivia

From the 8 limbs of yoga we will explore the link between asana (posture) and dharana (focused concentration) through the creation of your own mala. The practice of making your own meditation tool not only encourages self-expression and creativity, but increases self-healing and manifestation. Prior to creating malas we will cover its history, use, phenomena behind the number 108, choosing a mala and hand crafting/knotting techniques using your choice of gemstones and locally made tassels (chosen prior to the workshop).

Post-creation, students will learn the importance of cleansing rituals, as well as be given the chance to come up with a personal mantra. People from all walks of life can benefit from this workshop and are encouraged to bring personal gems, charms and findings to make a mala truly authentic to themselves.

Seats are limited.

Cost: $100

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Embodied Pregnancy Workshop
May
11
11:30 AM11:30

Embodied Pregnancy Workshop

A Holistic Doula Collaboration

EMBODIED PREGNANCY WORKSHOP

In this community-based workshop, you will be invited to embrace a conscious path to motherhood by learning how to ground deeply within yourself through breathwork, somatic awareness and meditation-based practices. You will also be guided on how to attune to the innate wisdom of your body by exploring intuitive nourishment, botanical medicine and Ayurvedic self-care, to sense what you truly need to feel nourished and whole during your seasons of childbearing.

Led by holistic practitioners and birth doulas, Asia Mann and Sandra Barnes.

Cost: $30

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Yoga + Cha Dao: Earth Element
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga + Cha Dao: Earth Element

Join Kali Moon for an Earth-based Elemental Yoga session followed by traditional Tea Ceremony.

Elemental Yoga is a meridian-based yoga practice that intentionally activates specific energy lines in the body to help one achieve desired mental, emotional and physical results. It is in an incredibly effective therapy and can be used to deepen one's relationship to their own inner nature. 

We begin with the Earth element, and the body. We begin, with the cultivation of presence in this moment and all that it has to offer us. As we activate the stomach and spleen meridians, we will come to find ourselves feeling more grounded, stable and without worry. Following the practice, we will sit with Tea in silent meditation. Allowing the leaf to further be our guide into our inner dimensions of self. 

Cost: $45

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Moongate Gathering: Waning Moon in Aries
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Moongate Gathering: Waning Moon in Aries

A SACRED GATHERING OF CEREMONY,  MOVEMENT & SISTERHOOD.
Just when you thought you were done with Aries energy, there's more! Join us under the waning moon in Aries as we prepare for the New Moon in Taurus. As we move onward from the initiatory energy of our seeds bursting open and into the fresh fertile soil of our sprouts year long journey, the upcoming new moon invites us to ask, "where can I be more gentle, more calculated, and more secure within myself?" 

Mix a little fire with the embodied energy of Taurus and what do you get? Sensuality, baby! Maxine Fischer (Body Beloved) will be leading us through an exploration of deepening self love through pleasure.  We’ll work with practices that connect mind to body, help us rekindle sensuality, and refocus our heart’s intention on creating a life that supports our Inner Beloved.   

Join us for moon medicine, lunar yoga, Body Beloved with Maxine, and sharing in circle. 

You will leave this circle in complete and total alignment with the sun and new moon energy of Taurus set to take the stage on Saturday, May 4th at 3:47 PM. 


Open to women and those identifying as female. 

About your facilitator: 

Kali offers a movement of holistic healing & sacred gathering in alignment with Nature. Her mission is to inspire and to create opportunities for self-discovery and self-inquiry. To embrace all parts of the Self by calling in a relationship with our mind, body & spirit. And to align the natural rhythms in our bodies with the world around us for healing and exploration both on and off the mat. It is truly her deepest passion to share in sacred ceremony with her sisters and to share in the wisdom of the moon. Each gathering facilitates a deeper connection to our hearts and bodies while aligning our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self with La Luna. Based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements, and a deep love for ceremony. Each gathering gently guides women back to the place of intuitive softness that resides within their heart and womb.

Guest facilitator, Maxine Fischer, has passionately been working with sacred sexuality and embodiment for over 7 years. She is a certified Somatic Sex Educator, body worker and personal coach. Her private sessions focus on tools of sensory awareness, erotic empowerment and radical self love.  She draws on an array of holistic modalities; from Tantra to herbalism, transformational coaching, and somatic release.  Through her brand new project - Body Beloved - she focuses on helping clients to reshape their lives through connection with sexuality, spirit and the inner lover. (contact@bodybeloved.ca

Moon Sister membership $150: As an honouring and acknowledgement of your commitment to self-inquiry and sisterhood, we have a special, limited, Moon Sister Membership available for those who wish to make a monthly commitment to personal healing, transformation and our collective sisterhood. Available in studio only. Please inquire at contact@medicinenest.ca or at our next Moongate Gathering.

Single Moongate Gathering: $99, First-Time Offer: $55

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Career Clarity Mini-Retreat
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Career Clarity Mini-Retreat

Do you feel stuck in a job that doesn’t fit? Do you want a career that energizes and inspires you?

Then treat yourself to Career Clarity Mini-Retreat with Julia James!

Learn how to:

• Reconnect with your confidence

• Discover your natural strengths and talents 

• Release the fears that are stopping you

Walk away empowered to pursue your fulfilling career!


What people say about CAREER CLARITY MINI-RETREAT:

“This experience re-connected me to my hope. I feel sup- ported to move forward. I now firmly believe that work and play can be the same thing.” ~Lenore LeMay

“For the first time in a while I feel like I have a sense of direction again. This session has filled me with a sense of self and purpose.” ~Andrea Lemus 


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Julia James is a certified life coach with 15 years’ experience coaching people through positive career transformations. Based on her quest for career clarity and her clients’ success Julia feels strongly that career fulfillment extends to every area of life. Author of the award-winning book, “The Mini-Retreat Solution,” Julia provides tools to relax quickly and connect with your inner wisdom. Her calm, positive energy infuses everything she does. Julia’s commitment to personal growth and happiness is contagious.


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Tantric Date Night
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Tantric Date Night

Join us for the launch of an exciting new offer at Medicine NEST - Tantric Date Night! 

We have connected with so many beautiful members of our community with medicine to offer in regard to right relationship. From strengthening the relationship and union of masculine and feminine forces within our own beings to being in harmony in our personal lives, with friends, family, lovers, and the whole wide world! Each gathering will bring a unique offering that cultivates authentic presence, intimate connection, conscious awakening and right relationship. Open to couples, individuals, friends, family, all. 

Join us this on Friday, April 19th, under the full moon in Libra for Tantric Puja Ritual with Kali Moon. In pairs, we will tap into the states of giving and receiving through a divine tantric puja ritual and further explore what it means to authentically show up in relationship with one another! Tantric Puja Ritual is a ceremony of adornment and unconditional love. Come to be seen and loved as the gods/goddesses you are!

$44/person or $80/couple

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Yoga for Astrology: Sun in Taurus
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga for Astrology: Sun in Taurus

Join Kali Moon for Yoga for Astrology. A series that will follow the sun through all 12 zodiac signs. Align your physical, mental and emotional body with the cosmic energy of the sun and the archetypal astrology of each zodiac sign. 

Through the strong burst of initiatory energy of Aries our seeds have cracked wide open, and now it is time for a much more gentle and deliberate season of growth. Just as the the tender sprouts do not carry the same energy of the seed, Taurus season does not carry the same energy of Aries. From April 21-May 21, we are being asked to s l o w  d o w n. To emerge, with gentle awareness of what's to come.  To poke our tender hearts and calm minds through the cracks, stones, and all that may be on our path to emerge into the light of day. Taurus energy brings us stability, reliability, and grounding all with the tender, loving hug of the Earth's embrace! It's no coincidence that Earth Day falls on April 22nd. 

With Taurus in the element of Earth, we will activate the stomach and spleen meridian channels as we embody the Earthly qualities of patience and presence, actualizing this fixed signs qualities of sustainability and simplicity through simple, connected movements of body and breath. This will be a straightforward practice designed for you to take home as a steady ritual throughout the Taurus season! We will discuss the archetypes and qualities of Taurus as well as what we might be expect in this season of the Sun! 

Space is limited to 7 people! Register early to save your spot! $25/person 

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Women's Song Circle
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Song Circle

"In the beginning there was sound. The first sound you heard was that of your mother’s heart beat, the rhythm of blood pumping through her veins, the sound of her voice.  Before you knew her to see her, you knew her as sound and feeling.  As a sentient being, every feeling your mother felt, you also felt.  From the moment you were conceived, the combination of your mother and father’s DNA carried with it cellular memory.  

And so it goes, we are not just us, we are our ancestors."

Join us for the launch of a new addition of sacred gathering at Medicine NEST as we gather in sisterhood, in circle and in song. With the intention of healing centuries of restricted expression now together in the right space to discover the power of our voices and the freedom of being fully self-expressed! Led by Voices Unleashed workshop facilitator, Harmony Jay. 

Sliding scale pricing $55/$66/$77. 

About your facilitator: 

Harmony is a highly trained, sensitive, soulful and aware being whose purpose in life is to bring people together and have them feel heard and appreciated.  Harmony teaches  a wide variety of modalities, including Pal Dan Gum, EFT, movement, breathwork and vocal activation to help people release stored trauma on a cellular level. With over 20 years experience leading groups in song she leads with pure love.  Her intention is for participants to feel comfortable in their vulnerability and be able to connect to the deepest parts of themselves and each other (and have fun while doing it!).

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Moongate Gathering: Full Moon in Libra
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Moongate Gathering: Full Moon in Libra

A SACRED GATHERING OF MOVEMENT, CONNECTION & SISTERHOOD.

Another Full Moon in Libra! We are being asked to seriously pay attention to the need for balance and harmony, within ourselves, in our relationships, and as a collective whole. This time with the sun in Aries, we have an extra gusto of drive and initiatory energy to help us see what we have been missing. With the warrioress fighting for social harmony and justice, there is nothing we can't accomplish under this bright full moon as long as we remember to do it together. 

Join us as we gather under the luminescence of the Libra moon to explore the art of deep listening, herbal journeying, communication facilitation and art collaboration as tools for fostering harmony in our internal relationships to unfurl into the external world. 

We will be guided by the archetype of the great balancer Libra as she comes into her fullness embodying discernment and clarity in preparation for diving into the murky and immersive alchemy of the waning Scorpio moon. 

With the polarities between the inferior "I" and the superior "We", our roles this evening are to shift from egoic desire to collaborative strength with the Sun in Aries, blazing our path ahead. 

We will be gathering in an opening circle to create the container for exploring connecting to deep ecology, the earth body and the individual body. Calling in our well ancestors to hold the container as we begin our exploration of deep listening and non-violent communication expressed in internal processes. We will then tune into with our first herbal ally who will guide us into an exploration of the feeling, sensing and all-encompassing feminine. We will then meet in the middle with our communicative harmonizing herb before we call in our third ally in exploring the discerning, willful, clear and directive masculine.

Following our collective journeying we will come together to create a collaborative art piece in which we will invite a deep listening of the subconscious, and the witnessing of the conscious, willful mind. We will hold the space for each other to explore the diverse voices of our being, inviting the subconscious and collective mind into our dialogue. 


 Our journey will be co-led by herbalist, facilitator and earth tender Jumana Risheq, the celestial archetypes, your presence and participation, and the three herbal allies assisting our journey. 


Open to women and those identifying as female. 


About your facilitator: 

Kali offers a movement of holistic healing & sacred gathering in alignment with Nature. Her mission is to inspire and to create opportunities for self-discovery and self-inquiry. To embrace all parts of the Self by calling in a relationship with our mind, body & spirit. And to align the natural rhythms in our bodies with the world around us for healing and exploration both on and off the mat. It is truly her deepest passion to share in sacred ceremony with her sisters and to share in the wisdom of the moon. Each gathering facilitates a deeper connection to our hearts and bodies while aligning our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self with La Luna. Based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements, and a deep love for ceremony. Each gathering gently guides women back to the place of intuitive softness that resides within their heart and womb.


Moon Sister membership $111: As an honouring and acknowledgement of your commitment to self-inquiry and sisterhood, we have a special, limited, Moon Sister Membership available for those who wish to make a monthly commitment to personal healing, transformation and our collective sisterhood. Available in studio only. Please inquire at contact@medicinenest.ca or at our next Moongate Gathering.

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Soul Steeping: Yoni Steam + Tea Ceremony
Apr
10
6:15 PM18:15

Soul Steeping: Yoni Steam + Tea Ceremony

Join us for an enticing and sensual experience of soul nurturance. Bathe in the gifts of a melodic Yoni steam and Tea Ceremony as you receive the healing elixir of plant medicines in an alchemy of the heart. Steep your Soul in a gentle & loving experience designed to cleanse, soften & extract the divine feminine harmony within. 

Yoni Steam: 

Our Yoni Steams are a vaginal steam bath done with ceremonial intent. Each participant brings their own bowl to use in ceremony and wears a long skirt/dress. We have hand-made chairs for you to place your bowl of herbs below and for you to sit comfortably on during your meditation and connection with your womb energy. Some may wish to hold a frog-like or child's pose instead to invite a yin-like yoga pose into their ritual. All herbs are safe to use and precautions/guidance is given at the beginning of each ceremony to help you choose herbs best suited for your stage of cycle, or not. We also encourage intuitive listening to the body's response to make your selection. 

Yoni steams can be beneficial for menstrual pain & PMS, fertility, PCOS and endometriosis, postpartum healing, irregular/missing menstrual cycles, trauma release and emotional clearing, ovarian cysts, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, stronger and more frequent orgasms, menopause transition, womb cleansing, increase libido and reignite sexual passion, and for deepening your connection to mother nature and feminine spirit. 

It is not advised to yoni steam during menstruation, pregnancy or with an IUD. 

Tea Ceremony: 

Tea Ceremony is about creating a space of reverence for the plant teacher, plant medicine, and plant spirit of Tea. When we show up for Tea, she shows up for us.  As we open ourselves to her magic she begins to heal us on a multitude of levels. She is gentle, warm & inviting as she works with your Chi (energy) and unlocks the wisdom of your heart. Every sit with Tea is an opportunity for deep healing, deep connection and deep presence as she meets you exactly where are and gives you just what you need. It is a truly profound sensory exploration of the 5 elements. As the heat from the hot water unfurls and unlocks the wisdom of the Tea leaf,  the steam rises letting go of all that needs to be released. The smell of the Tea leaves dance around you as you bring the medicine to your lips. The taste, like a healing river, flows into your body. You no longer know where Tea ends and you begin. Together as one, you connect, you heal and you remember. 


Cost $111, First-Time Offer $77.



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Moongate Gathering: New Moon in Aries
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Moongate Gathering: New Moon in Aries

A SACRED GATHERING OF CEREMONY,  MOVEMENT & SISTERHOOD.

A threshold of initiation into a new beginning. Join us under the dark night sky of the New Moon in Aries as the zodiac wheel rests in reset at the beginning of the new lunar year. While we gather, the moon will shift from Pisces to Aries, mimicking that of the sun's transition over Spring Equinox. From dreamy, sleepy, winter to the blossoming forth of expansive spring, this new moon invites us to say,  "I've got seeds to plant & I'm ready to run". 

Join us for moon medicine, lunar yoga, sacred cacao ceremony, dream/seed reclamation, and sharing in circle. 

You will leave this circle in complete and total alignment with the sun and new moon energy of Aries set to take the stage on Friday, Apr. 5 at 1:52 AM. 


Open to women and those identifying as female. 

About your facilitator: 

Kali offers a movement of holistic healing & sacred gathering in alignment with Nature. Her mission is to inspire and to create opportunities for self-discovery and self-inquiry. To embrace all parts of the Self by calling in a relationship with our mind, body & spirit. And to align the natural rhythms in our bodies with the world around us for healing and exploration both on and off the mat. It is truly her deepest passion to share in sacred ceremony with her sisters and to share in the wisdom of the moon. Each gathering facilitates a deeper connection to our hearts and bodies while aligning our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self with La Luna. Based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements, and a deep love for ceremony. Each gathering gently guides women back to the place of intuitive softness that resides within their heart and womb.

Moon Sister membership $111: As an honouring and acknowledgement of your commitment to self-inquiry and sisterhood, we have a special, limited, Moon Sister Membership available for those who wish to make a monthly commitment to personal healing, transformation and our collective sisterhood. Available in studio only. Please inquire at contact@medicinenest.ca or at our next Moongate Gathering.

Single Moongate Gathering: $77, First-Time Offer: $55

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Yoga for Astrology: Sun in Aries
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga for Astrology: Sun in Aries

Join Kali Moon for 'Yoga for Astrology', a new series of offerings! From March 20-April 20, the sun is in Aries. What does this mean for you? Well, as many of you already know... we ARE the cosmos! Which is why astrology has been used for centuries as a science for understanding everything and anything from our planetary shifts and collective evolutions all the way down to the minuscule happenings of our daily lives. 

Whether we are aligning with the sun, the moon, the stars, the trees or the oceans, the practice of yoga and breath awareness can be used to clear the channels of the mind an body, thus allowing the universal energy to flow through! 

With Aries in the element of Fire, we will activate the heart and small intestine channels  to ignite the fire within our own alchemical chambers (body) and embody the qualities of the inner warrior/warrioress! This will be a simple practice designed for you to take home as a steady ritual throughout the Aries season! We will discuss the archetypes and qualities of Aries as well as what we might be expect in this season of the Sun! 

Space is limited to 7 people! Register early to save your spot! $25/person 

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The Essence of Surya Namaskara
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Essence of Surya Namaskara

The Essence of Surya Namaskara: 

Salutations to Aditya (The Sun God)


This important Yogic practice dates back to the ancient Vedic period when the Sun was worshipped as a powerful symbol of spiritual consciousness. From these origins, we will practice 4 different Surya Namaskaras, including Surya and bija mantras. We look to the heavens for inspiration, but also need the earth for balance and stability.

The asana portion will be a light vinyasa style Prana Vashya sequence, then we will learn to chant a paragraph of the Surya Upanishad. Chanting in Sanskrit will energize our knowledge and clarity. Sound has vibration : it elevates your level of awareness, reduces anxiety and calms the mind.

Cost: $44/person 
Spaces are limited.

Taught by Dev Hari 

"Yoga has not always come easily for me. My path has not been linear, forward moving, or painless. But it has been totally joyful and embracing. It has taught me how to become focused, how to work through the difficulties of my life, and how to welcome change. I have followed the path of Kundalini Yoga (Yogi Bhajan) but my heart is really consumed with Ashtanga yoga. And this lineage lead me to India where I have studied with Sharath Jois at the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, as well as with various Indian teachers. I have travelled to India twice and immersed there for 5 months now and can’t wait to return. I learned pranayama from Acharya Vinay Kumar and will continue to be a student of his. Chanting the Vedas and Upanishads with Vigneshwar Bhat, is something I can’t wait to share with this community. Mantra has its own place in yogic practices. And really, these practices provide layers in our own yogic adventure."

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Moongate Gathering: Full Moon in Libra
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Moongate Gathering: Full Moon in Libra

A SACRED GATHERING OF MOVEMENT, CONNECTION & SISTERHOOD.

Join us under the full moon in Libra for lunar yoga + tantric puja ritual! With the moon shining bright in the sign of balance, justice and relationships, we call on our highest self to serve as a mirror of beauty for those around us. 

We will begin with a Lunar Yoga session designed to align the physical, mental, and emotional body with the cosmic rhythms of la luna! Lunar Yoga is based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, where Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements. 

Afterwards, we will tap into the states of giving and receiving through a divine tantric puja ritual amongst sisters and further explore what it means to authentically show up in relationship with one another! Tantric Puja Ritual is a ceremony of adornment and unconditional love. Come to be seen and loved as the goddess you are! 


Open to women and those identifying as female. 


Moon Sister membership $111: As an honouring and acknowledgement of your commitment to self-inquiry and sisterhood, we have a special, limited, Moon Sister Membership available for those who wish to make a monthly commitment to personal healing, transformation and our collective sisterhood. Available in studio only. Please inquire at contact@medicinenest.ca or at our next Moongate Gathering.

Single Moongate Gathering: $77, First-Time Offer: $55

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Yoga for Sleep
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Sleep

The transition from day to night, from wakefulness to sleep can be challenging for some.  A busy day, a worried mind, stressful thoughts or any number of reasons can keep one from settling quickly and easily into a restful nights sleep.

In this workshop we will play and explore our mind/body connection through movement and breath which will be followed by a yoga nidra class. 

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation allowing access to our subconscious mind. This type of meditation is designed to allow participants not only the well-being of deep relaxation but also to reinforce good habits and change undesired habits. Yoga Nidra has proven very effective in many areas of health including insomnia, pain management, dealing with loss, goal setting and improving relationships. It has been beneficial in the healing process of physical, mental, emotional & spiritual trauma.

This workshop is immensely effective for those looking to reduce stress and improve one's mental and emotional health. We will practice a simple easy and powerful meditation technique You can expect to leave feeling calm, grounded and light.

Yoga nidra is a simple and easy meditation technique; open to anyone at any age, at any level of practice.


HOST: 

Annette Magled 

Annette is a Therapeutic Yoga  Instructor and hold certifications in Nutrition, Reiki, and  Reflexology. For over 20 years she has been helping people improve their relationships with themselves.

She begins with awakening your awareness and this is where her passion comes in; playing with the breath, thought and movement. What you think, how you breathe, eat and move are the places she likes to bring attention. Small mindful practices are key to the path of wellness.  Annette takes a spiritual philosophy in her practice.  When our attention is raised and we practice, change begins to take place.

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Yoga For Spring: Awaken With The Earth
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga For Spring: Awaken With The Earth

Join Kali Moon for a seasonal yoga session designed to awaken and prepare the mind, body and soul for Spring! As the Earth gently awakens and starts to bloom from a long night's rest, we do too! Expanding through the sides of the body with a focus on the liver + gall bladder meridians, we will gently crack open our vision seeds that have been buried in the Earth and watered throughout the winter season so that you can be ready to bloom with the Spring Equinox! 

COST: $25/person - only 7 spaces available! Register early to save your spot. 

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Soul Steeping: Nurturing the Divine Feminine
Mar
13
6:15 PM18:15

Soul Steeping: Nurturing the Divine Feminine

Yoni Steam + Tea Ceremony. Join us for an enticing and sensual experience of soul nurturance. Bathe in the gifts of a melodic Yoni steam and Tea Ceremony as you receive the healing elixir of plant medicines. Steep your Soul in a gentle & loving experience designed to cleanse, soften & extract the Divine Feminine harmony within. 

Cost $111, First-Time Offer $77.

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Moongate Gathering: New Moon in Pisces
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Moongate Gathering: New Moon in Pisces

A SACRED GATHERING OF MOVEMENT, CONNECTION & SISTERHOOD.

Join us under under the mystic dark sky of a Pisces new moon for an evening of lunar yoga and energy healing. Designed to align the physical, mental and emotional bodies with the cosmic rhythms of la luna! A night of stillness, rest and inward reflection amongst your sisters! 

Lunar Yoga is based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, where Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements. 

Following the lunar yoga session, we will gather in circle to meditate on the wisdom of the Crone (our inner wise woman) as each person receives a crown chakra energy healing of the Rising Star and a bowl of meditative Tea. The Rising Star is a solar energy that is directed through the chakra system, working on the five elements—fire, water, air, earth, and ether—to balance and heal your being on all levels. A single treatment raises the vibration of your energy fields and increases your capacity to hold more life force energy. 

Open to women and those identifying as female. 


About your facilitator Kali Moon:

Kali offers a movement of holistic healing & sacred gathering in alignment with Nature. Her mission is to inspire and to create opportunities for self-discovery and acceptance. To embrace all parts of the Self by calling in a relationship with our mind, body & spirit. And to align the natural rhythms in our bodies with the world around us for healing and exploration both on and off the mat. It is truly her deepest passion to share in sacred ceremony with her sisters and to share in the wisdom of the moon. Each gathering facilitates a deeper connection to our hearts and bodies while aligning our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self with La Luna. Based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, traditional Chinese Medicine, a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements, and a deep love for ceremony. Each gathering gently guides women back to the place of intuitive softness that resides within the heart and womb. 


Moon Sister membership $111: As an honouring and acknowledgement of your commitment to self-inquiry and sisterhood, we have a special, limited, Moon Sister Membership available for those who wish to make a monthly commitment to personal healing, transformation and our collective sisterhood. Available in studio only. Please inquire at contact@medicinenest.ca or at our next Moongate Gathering.

Single Moongate Gathering: $77, First-Time Offer: $55 


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Learning Tarot (R)
Mar
4
to Mar 5

Learning Tarot (R)

Join Sarah Downey in our registered series on the art of intuitive tarot reading. These classes are designed to both strengthen your intuition and give a solid understanding of 78 Card Pictoral Tarot decks that includes Major and Minor arcana. Deepen your relationship to tarot, spirit and yourself!

Cost: $200

Meets every Monday from 5:45-7:30 PM.

About your teacher: Sarah’s approach to intuitive work is down-to-earth and grounded in the realities of daily life. Sarah balances spirituality with material plane common sense and brings you information that you can really put to use in your life.  

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Prenatal Yoga (R)
Mar
1
3:15 PM15:15

Prenatal Yoga (R)

This 6 week pre-registered series is specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy and preparing the body for childbirth. We will explore techniques for opening the body for labour, connecting to baby and nurturing ourselves.

Flowing through yoga postures and breath work, we will strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. The practices in this class are safe and most suitable for pregnant women. Yoga breathing techniques are taught to expand breathing capacity in gentle and effective way that carries through to labour and the postnatal period.


This practice is science-based but taught from the heart to nurture the whole person. The positive, active yet relaxed atmosphere of prenatal class aims to hold space for a shared feeling of celebration and enjoyment of this very special time of transformation and growth.


You will learn:

  • Movements for easing discomfort and adapting to the changes in the body as baby grows

  • Holistic information about pregnancy to enhance well being

  • Body-based practices inspired from yoga and the indigenous women of Peru (amazon rain forest)

  • Breathing techniques for labour

  • Movements and positions for the birthing process

  • Pelvis floor toning exercises

  • Community with other mommas to be

  • Hip opening practices to prepare for birth

  • All the amazing uses of a rebozo in preparation for birth, during birth and after birth

  • Each participate will receive their own rebozo to use through their journey

  • Partner practices to do at home for connection to each other and fetus

  • Exercises to help baby rotate to optimal birthing position

  • Movements to alleviate back pain

  • Connection to source and fetus

  • Stress releasing practices

  • Rituals for creating space within the womb for the growing baby

  • Practices to ground the body and connect to the earth

  • Exercises to connect soul to soul with your baby

  • Massage and Tapping to stimulate the endocrine system

  • Stabilizing pelvis exercises

  • Pregnancy Sun Salutations

  • Mudras, mantras, meditations and visualizations for the journey with your little one

  • Birthing techniques, positions, rituals, etc.

  • Nipple Care


Every Wednesday 3:15-4:30 PM

Cost: $180 for six week series

Taught by Nikki Lock.

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Fertility Yoga (R)
Mar
1
1:30 PM13:30

Fertility Yoga (R)

Join us for this six-week pre-registered Fertility Yoga series for women who are planning to conceive, those undergoing fertility treatments or IVF and also for women who have just conceived (0-14 weeks of pregnancy).

Practices from yoga, tantra, scientific research and eastern cultures are applied to naturally stimulate the ovarian function and to the womb ecology, the creation of an optimal womb environment. Many of the teachings are from the Amazonian women in Peru who have passed down these sacred movements for generations.

We will increase the energy flow through the body, connect to the earth and learn beneficial exercises for this special time of conception. A variety of body, mind and spirit resources are drawn from yoga to help women cope with the stress associated with uncertainties around this time and to increase the ability to self-nurture in preparation for motherhood.

The focus is on creating space and on optimizing blood flow to muscles and connective tissues in the lower pelvis. This activates the loops that link ovaries and hormonal pathways during the menstrual cycle and also in the early phases of conception and implantation. Fertility yoga offers a safe space to relax and start your pregnancy journey in a nurturing environment.


- Connection to source and the womb

- Stress releasing practices to increase fertility

- Rituals for creating space within the womb, heart and ovaries for new life

- Practices to ground the body and connect to the earth

- Exercises to connect soul to soul (sperm to egg) with partner

- Massage and Tapping to stimulate the endocrine system which holds huge importance for conception.

- Fertility Sun Salutations

- Body-based practices inspired from yoga and the indigenous women of Peru (amazon rain forest)

- Each participant will receive their own rebozo to use through their journey of conception, pregnancy, labour and after birth.

- Connection to a sister circle of support

- Pelvic floor toning exercises

- Mudras, mantras, meditations and visualizations for conception and connection to womb.


COST: $180 for six-week series

Meets every Wednesday from 1:30-2:45 PM

Taught by Nikki Lock.

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