The Women’s Wellness Circle (WWC) in Markham/Stouffville provides an opportunity for like-minded and like-spirited women to connect to greater passion, play and purpose in their lives and to learn about useful wellness resources to live healthier and happier. Each month, a topic in health, wellness or art is presented and includes both educational and experiential elements.
We are celebrating our fourth year in 2019 and welcome women 18+ and older to join us once a month in Markham. It's a time to pause from the busy lives we lead to refuel, learn, connect and just be.
Kirtan is the practice of yogic chanting.
"In yoga practice, mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chanting) get short shrift in the West because they aren't well understood, thought they are an integral part of almost every Eastern spiritual practice. They are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life." ~ Alanna Kaivalya
Yet even without any prior experience or any explanation at all, the participation in Kirtan is powerful in itself. Come and experience this beautiful, uplifting and joyous practice with Anna Leeming accompanied by Tanya Porter.
April 26th from 7-9PM
@ The Village Hive
55 Albert Street, Markham
$20 per person at the door
What to bring: come comfortably dressed, water bottle and indoor shoes or slippers.
RSVP on our Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/794600410926775/?active_tab=about
What to expect:
1. Learn - A short and comprehensive introduction to sound healing and the ancient practice of yogic chanting.
2. Sing - Call and response singing with Anna Leeming on Guitar and Tanya Porter on Percussion.
3. Stillness - A short silent "meditations"...glorious peace and stillness in mind, body, heart and energy between each song.
Tanya is a certified yoga instructor from The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, recognized by the Yoga Alliance in the USA and Canada.
She has been practising yoga for 23 years, and did a 10-year apprentice with Judith McCaffery, senior teacher in the Sivananda lineage. She has been teaching yoga privately for 16 years, and before that through the TDSB for 4 years. She is registered with the Canadian Yoga Alliance with a designation of CYA-RYT 500.
Anna Leeming grew up in England and came to Canada when she was 21. She has played in various classic rock and pop bands including her tribute band Fleetwoodnicks (www.fleetwoodnicks.ca) where she currently performs as Stevie Nicks, as well as the cover band That’s the Spirit. Anna also leads Kirtan, a call and response singing chant meditation.