It must have something to do with the end of the year and focusing intentions, but there is so much yoga-related stuff happening in Montreal in the next little while! So much that I couldn’t resist gathering it all up into one spot. Montreal yogis are making clothes, DVDs, sounds, DIY eco products and literary masterpieces. Get out and appreciate some of it!
Yoga-à-Porter Grand Opening (Thursday, Nov 25 7:00 – 9:00pm) – A beautiful new boutique and studio space is opening up on chic Laurier West and they’re celebrating with “bubbles and bites.” Their CHARLIE*SATTVA line is designed and made in Montreal, and they also carry an assortment of organic and eco yoga clothes. Boutique Yoga-à-Porter, 100 Laurier Ave West.
Sonic Meditations: Kathy Kennedy Workshop and Performance (Sunday, Nov 28 2:00 – 4:00pm) – This free workshop is an amazing opportunity to explore vocal improvisations with sound artist Kathy Kennedy. Make noise, improvise, sound out in a collaborative space. The workshop will also feature a performance by Ensemble Lingualabial and Joane Hétu. Naada Yoga, 5540 Casgrain Ave.
Writing the Body: A yoga+writing workshop (Sunday, Nov 28 12:30 – 2:30pm) – I (yes, me!) will be co-teaching this workshop with my friend, Adriana Palanca. Explore the relationship between yoga and writing. Using specific postures and reflections, we will discover how yoga can open your creativity on the page, as well as how writing can improve your yoga practice. Ashtanga Yoga Montreal, 372 Ste-Catherine West, Suite 118.
Yoga Flo for the Earth DVD launch party (Wednesday, Dec 1 6:00 – 8:00pm) – It’s a launch party with a twist, as all attendees will actually do the practice on the instructional DVD, lead by Jivamukti teacher Jennifer Maagendans. Luckily, there will be veggie treats afterward! Purchase the DVD and one dollar of each sale will be donated to Équiterre (a Montreal organization promoting environmentally and socially responsible choices). Centre Luna Yoga, 231 St Paul West, Suite 200.
DIY Body Care Workshop (Sunday, Dec 12 1:00 – 4:00pm) – Looking ahead a couple of weeks, the sweet folks at ahimsa yoga will be hosting a workshop to make wholesome stuff for bodies, just in time for the holidays. Make some toothpaste, hair rinse, personalized oil blend for the face/body, or deodorant. $35, all ingredients supplied. ahimsa yoga, 5369 St Laurent Blvd, Suite 240.