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"Often we find there is a disconnect. We all know we should be practicing, but how much are we doing? The knowing is in the mind and the doing is in the body ... but we have to bridge this gap. If we can bridge this gap, then we have understood how to master yoga. The Buddha says: to know and not do, is to not yet know.”

Meditation Sanga

The Yoga Therapy Toronto community of students will gather every Thursday evening to participate in a 'spiritual community' - or what is known as a 'sanga.'
The purpose of this weekly meditation group is to practice together as a supportive community. We will begin with a few minutes of gentle movement and conscious breath practice to prepare the body and mind for sitting; followed by a guided seated meditation session; and ending with a relaxation period. The focus will be on mindfulness and how we can be fully engaged in life.
These sessions will be facilitated by Ante Pavlovic.
Venue:
Yoga Therapy Toronto
(located at 692 Bloor St. W. - 2nd floor, just one street east of Christie subway station)
Time:
7:30pm to 8:45pm
Dates:
Every Thursday from October to April - please check drop-in schedule for confirmation.
Sessions begin first Thursday in October and continue until last Thursday in April.
(No sessions from May to September).
Cost:
by donation only - pay what you can. All proceeds will go towards our volunteer Outreach activities helping those in need.
If you would like to find out more information, please call or e-mail.
All are welcome!
Yoga Outreach Program
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"
- Mahatma Gandhi
Welcome to Yoga Therapy Toronto Outreach Program.
Our mission is to identify, foster and deliver healing and life-affirming yoga sessions to people who cannot directly access these resources.
We partner with our teacher graduates and facilities and organizations to provide free yoga to underserved adults & youth in a diverse range of settings, including: recovery centres, shelters, healthcare facilities, correctional institutions, public schools, youth at risk programmes and more.
We also provide ongoing mentorship and educational programs to support teachers in delivering Yoga Outreach sessions throughout the Greater Toronto community.
If you are aware of an organization who could benefit from our services, or if you would like to contribute your time, energy, or financial resources, please contact the studio at info@yogatherapytoronto.com or call 416.850.0015.
Upcoming Events
 
Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Summer Retreat 2017
Friday, August 4  to  Monday, August 7


This 4-day long-weekend silent Summer retreat will be held in the quiet and peaceful surroundings of the St. Francis Centre in Caledon. There will be guided instructions throughout the various sessions as we mindfully explore Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Silence, Relaxation & Yoga Nidra, Tissue Release practices, Dharma teachings, Mindful Walking in Nature, Hiking along the Bruce Trail, and more ….


Facilitated by:      Felicia & Ante Pavlovic


The Location:       St. Francis Centre

The Centre is in Caledon (off of Highway 9, near Airport Road - about 60 minutes from downtown Toronto), and is located on 150 acres of forested trails (Bruce Trail), rivers and lakes.

 

Total Cost:            $ 575   (includes taxes)

Includes: private room accomodation with private bathroom; 3 vegan meals each day, plus tea & snacks. If there are any specific food allergies, please let us know in advance.

 

If you would like to register, please email Yoga Therapy Toronto at: info@yogatherapytoronto.com.

Space is limited so please register early. Your registration will be officially confirmed once payment is received (via e-transfer to info@yogatherapytoronto.com).

For those who require a ride up to the centre, there will be carpooling available.


4 Day Summer Retreat Schedule:


Day 1               (Friday, Aug.4)

  9:00 am          Arrival  &  Room check-in

10:00 am          Orientation (meet in Meditation Hall)  &  Noble Silence begins

10:30 am          Walking Meditation (meet at Picnic tables outside Front Entrance)

11:30 am          Mindful Movement – Yoga

12:30 pm          Lunch

  1:30 pm          Hiking Meditation (along the Bruce Trail)

  3:30 pm          Bathing Time  &  Snack Break

  4:30 pm          Mindful Movement – Yoga (self-guided, in silence)

  5:30 pm          Dinner

  7:00 pm          Sitting Meditation

  8:00 pm          Relaxation practice & Yoga Nidra

  9:00 pm          Retire to your own room & lights out by 10pm

 

Days 2 to 3      (Saturday to Sunday)

  6:00 am          Morning wake-up bell

  6:15 am          Mindful Movement – Yoga (self-guided, in silence)

  7:00 am          Sitting Meditation

  8:30 am          Breakfast

  9:30 am          Sitting Meditation

10:15 am          Walking Meditation

11:00 am          Mindful Movement  – Yoga

12:00 pm          Sitting Meditation

12:30 pm          Lunch

  1:30 pm          Hiking Meditation (along the Bruce Trail)

  3:30 pm          Bathing Time  &  Snack Break

  4:30 pm          Mindful Movement – Yoga (self-guided, in silence)

  5:30 pm          Dinner

  7:00 pm          Sitting Meditation

  8:00 pm          Relaxation practice & Yoga Nidra

  9:00 pm          Retire to your own room & lights out by 10pm


Day 4               (Monday, Aug.7)

  6:00 am          Morning wake-up bell

  6:15 am          Mindful Movement – Yoga (self-guided, in silence)

  7:00 am          Sitting Meditation

  8:30 am          Breakfast

  9:30 am          Hiking Meditation (along the Bruce Trail)

11:00 am          Bathing Time  &  Room Checkout

11:30 am          Sitting Meditation  Noble Silence concludes

12:30 pm          Lunch

  1:00 pm          Journey home