meditation events - sept.

A weekend meditation retreat || Nectar Yoga B&B, Bowen Island || Sept 22-24, 2017

Join Carolyn for a weekend immersed in nature and reflection at Nectar Yoga on Bowen Island. 

This is an opportunity to press pause on the noise and busyness of life. Dive in to what remains when we take away such distractions… the heart and clarity of your truest self. 

Give your body and mind a weekend of restorative yoga, seated meditations, walking meditations, fireside stillness, silent meals and lightheartedness towards this whole journey. 

The weekend is catered by Culver City Salads (vegetarian meals).

All double occupancy. $675 per person. 

 ** Email for more info and to register.


Posted on June 26, 2016 .

meditation events - sept.

Calm Rebel: Restore & Recharge || Sept 30 1:45-3:45pm || One Yoga for the People, Gastown

Join Carolyn Anne Budgell for a much-needed body and breath reset. Return to the here and now with restorative yoga and soothing breathwork.

This meditative workshop invites you to pause from whatever ideas, stress and expectations you’ve been stuck in. Through simple, relaxing poses and breathwork, you’ll have the opportunity to let go of rigidity and relieve your tense muscles and a strung out nervous system. Expect to: boost your immune system, decrease blood pressure, improve digestion and fatigue along with a myriad of other physical and emotional benefits.

There will be time for questions and note-taking as well as an affirming meditation at the end to tie in this concept that slowness is the reset we often need most.

Cost: $30. Please bring a strap and a block.

Sept 30 1:45-3:45pm

Posted on June 25, 2016 .

meditation events - nov.

The Process of Teaching Meditation: An Intensive for Teachers || Nov 25-26 || One Yoga for the People

Saturday 7:30 - 9:30am and 1:30-4pm, Sunday 7:30-9:30am and 1:30-4pm.  Eligible for 10 hours YA Continuing Education Credits

This training covers:

- the main pillars and the main goals of meditation 

- a brief history/background of meditation lineages

- your own healing process, the nature of your ego & mind

- the importance of inquiry and how to present potent questions (ie themes)

- how to teach various types of meditation & what is best for each group (from beginner to advanced)

- fundamentals for the teacher (trust, space, personal practice, be in the moment)

- how to teach from a place of authenticity/embodying presence

- barriers to teaching meditation (students, room problems etc)

- practice teaching to the group

- a handout of scientific findings

- an appendix of various meditations & journalling exercises

- extra homework & class observation 

* must be an instructor or have been practicing yoga/meditation for 3 years. 

Posted on June 25, 2016 .