Introduction to Mindfulness
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Mindfulness

Have you been hearing about mindfulness but you’re not quite sure what it is?  Or perhaps you know a little and want to learn more – or are skeptical?  The best way to explore is to experience it!  This two-hour workshop is designed so that participants can partake in a range of small mindfulness practices.  In addition you will learn the importance of the mind/body connection, the science behind mindfulness, some of the benefits and what it takes to develop a sustainable practice.   

Mindfulness has to do with being fully present and aware of where we are and what we are contributing in a given moment.  It sounds easy enough but in this fast paced, high tech world we are easily pulled in many directions and can lose focus, feel overwhelmed, endure stress and suffer seemingly unpredictable changes in mood.  Cultivating awareness of thoughts, emotions and sensations can free us from automatic, habitual reactions that may lead us astray – and provide an opportunity to invite measured responses that more truly reflect our wishes, values and intentions. 

I’m delighted to be bringing this workshop to Collingwood! Anyone curious about mindfulness should attend (there are no pre-requisites or expectations)! Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Space is limited, so please register in advance by following the link below.   The fee is $40/person.  Please get in touch should this be an obstacle.

 

 

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Workshops @ The Yoga Weekend
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Workshops @ The Yoga Weekend

I will once again be offering workshops as part of the glorious weekend retreat known as The Yoga Weekend (http://www.theyogaweekend.com/).  You can expect at least one WOKE Parenting workshop, an perhaps another mindfulness-inspired product! In addition to learning the benefits of bringing mindfulness into your life through these workshops, you'll spend the weekend immersed in an all-inclusive weekend of yoga, health and wellness workshops, relaxation, camp activities and more - set in the beautiful surroundings of Camp Walden.  Register today!

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Guest Speaker:  Annual General Meeting @ College-Montrose Children's Place
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Guest Speaker: Annual General Meeting @ College-Montrose Children's Place

  • Open to the Public @ Artscape Youngplace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you have young children and live in/near Trinity Bellwoods? Then College-Montrose Children’s Place (CMCP) is somewhere you should visit! CMCP is a non-profit community organization that provides free family support and early education programming for over 3000 families annually. In a welcoming space in the lower level of Artscape Youngplace, CMCP offers a safe, inclusive space for families and caregivers with children ages six and under to play, learn and connect in Toronto.

All three of Carla’s children attended the program in their early years, and now Carla is returning to be the guest speaker at CMCP’s Annual General Meeting in June. Carla will share some highlights of her WOKE Parenting program - empowering parents with practical mindfulness strategies and a more conscious approach to parenting that strengthens connections with children.


 

 

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Emotional Awareness:  The Hallmark of Mindfulness
May
30
1:00 PM13:00

Emotional Awareness: The Hallmark of Mindfulness

Join Carla for a one-hour workshop on “emotional awareness” - the hallmark of mindfulness. Our emotions underpin everything we do. Learn about the importance of developing an accurate sense of what you’re feeling and why - and how this information can help to inform/improve what you’re trying to do, how you behave and even what you’re thinking.

The hour-long workshop will take place on Zoom at 1pm, EST. (Note: If you don’t have the app, please visit https://zoom.us/ to download it to your computer/device.)

Sign up and you will receive the link/information about how to join the session.

Please be advised this workshop is free of charge.

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Monday Evening Meditation
May
13
8:30 PM20:30

Monday Evening Meditation

Join Carla for an evening meditation delivered online, 8:30pm (Eastern Standard Time).  This meditation is designed for experienced meditators and newcomers alike.

The meditation will take place on Zoom. (Note: If you don’t have the app, please visit https://zoom.us/ to download it to your computer/device.)

You may click on the link below at the scheduled time and you will be sent directly to the Zoom app to join as a participant.

Please be advised this meditation is free of charge.

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WOKE Parenting:  A Mindful Approach
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

WOKE Parenting: A Mindful Approach

  • Private Event for Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop is designed to introduce the benefits of incorporating mindfulness techniques in your parenting.  We’ll “drop in” and explore how we parent.   Are we present?  What do we find most challenging?  How can we tweak our approach to make stressful moments in the day feel smoother?  Our children uplift us in many ways, but sometimes we leave interactions with them feeling upset, hurt, angry, defensive, guilty – the list goes on.  You will be encouraged to hear that with some commitment, accountability and practice we can make small shifts in our parenting that make huge leaps in our relationships with our children.  Take away some confidence in your parenting; techniques to reduce stress personally and in the home; and skills for increasing your own and your child’s capacity for communicating with compassion and kindness.


 

 

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Monday Evening Meditation
Apr
8
8:30 PM20:30

Monday Evening Meditation

Join Carla for an evening meditation delivered online, 8:30pm (Eastern Standard Time).  This meditation is designed for experienced meditators and newcomers alike.

The meditation will take place on Zoom. (Note: If you don’t have the app, please visit https://zoom.us/ to download it to your computer/device.)

You may click on the link below at the scheduled time and you will be sent directly to the Zoom app to join as a participant.

Please be advised this meditation is free of charge.

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WOKE Parenting:  A Mindful Approach
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

WOKE Parenting: A Mindful Approach

This workshop is designed to introduce the benefits of incorporating mindfulness techniques in your parenting.  We’ll “drop in” and explore how we parent.   Are we present?  What do we find most challenging?  How can we tweak our approach to make stressful moments in the day feel smoother?  Our children uplift us in many ways, but sometimes we leave interactions with them feeling upset, hurt, angry, defensive, guilty – the list goes on.  You will be encouraged to hear that with some commitment, accountability and practice we can make small shifts in our parenting that make huge leaps in our relationships with our children.  Take away some confidence in your parenting; techniques to reduce stress personally and in the home; and skills for increasing your own and your child’s capacity for communicating with compassion and kindness.

Investment: $35/person


 

 

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Monday Evening Meditation
Apr
1
8:30 PM20:30

Monday Evening Meditation

Join Carla for an evening meditation delivered online, 8:30pm (Eastern Standard Time).  There will be a short introduction, a 15 minute meditation and an opportunity for discussion/questions at the end. This experience is designed for beginners and regular practitioners alike.

The meditation will take place on Zoom. (Note: If you don’t have the app, please visit https://zoom.us/ to download it to your computer/device.)

Sign up and you will receive the link/information about how to join the session.

Please be advised this meditation is free of charge.

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Emotional Awareness:  The Hallmark of Mindfulness
Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

Emotional Awareness: The Hallmark of Mindfulness

Join Carla for a one-hour workshop on “emotional awareness” - the hallmark of mindfulness. Our emotions underpin everything we do. Learn about the importance of developing an accurate sense of what you’re feeling and why - and how this information can help to inform/improve what you’re trying to do, how you behave and even what you’re thinking.

The hour-long workshop will take place on Zoom at 1pm, EST. (Note: If you don’t have the app, please visit https://zoom.us/ to download it to your computer/device.)

Sign up and you will receive the link/information about how to join the session.

Please be advised this workshop is free of charge.

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Monday Evening Meditation
Mar
25
8:30 PM20:30

Monday Evening Meditation

Join Carla for an evening meditation delivered online, 8:30pm (Eastern Standard Time).  There will be a short introduction, a 15 minute meditation and an opportunity for discussion/questions at the end. This experience is designed for beginners and regular practitioners alike.

The meditation will take place on Zoom. (Note: If you don’t have the app, please visit https://zoom.us/ to download it to your computer/device.)

Sign up and you will receive the link/information about how to join the session.

Please be advised this meditation is free of charge.

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The Shift:  Living Mindfully
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

The Shift: Living Mindfully

The Shift is a four-week, pre-registered course serving as an introduction to mindfulness and meditation and is advisable both for newcomers with curiosity and for more studied practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge and exposure. Each session includes instruction, practice and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to develop a home practice, completing short assignments/practices between sessions. The Shift offers a strong foundation in the disciplines of mindfulness and meditation and shines light toward a personal understanding of what it may take to incorporate them day to day. Come with interest and an open mind!

Course runs four consecutive Tuesday evenings, January 29, 2019 - February 19, 2019.

Investment: $135

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WOKE Parenting:  A Mindful Approach
Nov
28
11:00 AM11:00

WOKE Parenting: A Mindful Approach

This workshop is designed to introduce the benefits of incorporating mindfulness techniques in your parenting.  We’ll “drop in” and explore how we parent.   Are we present?  What do we find most challenging?  How can we tweak our approach to make stressful moments in the day feel smoother?  Our children uplift us in many ways, but sometimes we leave interactions with them feeling upset, hurt, angry, defensive, guilty – the list goes on.  You will be encouraged to hear that with some commitment, accountability and practice we can make small shifts in our parenting that make huge leaps in our relationships with our children.  Take away some confidence in your parenting; techniques to reduce stress personally and in the home; and skills for increasing your own and your child’s capacity for communicating with compassion and kindness.

$40/person (non-members)

$35/person (members of The Workaround)


 

 

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What Your Kid Needs to Thrive
Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

What Your Kid Needs to Thrive

In this mindful parenting “crash course” learn three things your kid needs in order to thrive. Delivered in the intimate and hip setting of the Tokki storefront (pre-loved fashion for kids!) take away some useful tools for engaging with your kids, developing a deeper connection with them and beginning to understand how your influence affects them day to day. There’s no charge, so all you need to bring is an open mind, perhaps a child and any questions you may have!

 

 

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Mindful Parenting Workshop
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Mindful Parenting Workshop

This is the ultimate crash course in how to become a more effective parent and to improve your parent-child bond.  Gain confidence in what you already do well (but may not know), understand what it takes to be more effective in your parenting, learn how to nurture positive behavioural approaches as well as compassion, and reduce stress and conflict in your parent/child relationship.  It takes your presence to become more present!  Sign up information will be provided soon!

 

 

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Mindful Parenting Workshops @ The Yoga Weekend
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Mindful Parenting Workshops @ The Yoga Weekend

I will be offering two mindful parenting workshops (Friday and Saturday) as part of the glorious weekend retreat known as The Yoga Weekend (http://www.theyogaweekend.com/).  In addition to learning the benefits of bringing mindfulness into your parenting through these workshops, you'll spend the weekend immersed in an all-inclusive weekend of yoga, health and wellness workshops, relaxation, camp activities and more - set in the beautiful surroundings of Camp Walden.  Register today and use promo code "NAMASTEATCAMP" for $25 off!

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Meditation for Moms
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation for Moms

Get ready to sweat, flow, + let go with your fellow Spaces members, staff + friends.

Join us on the rooftop as Jayla leads Spaces Queen West members + friends through an open level yoga class with thoughtful sequencing, guided with music. Finishing the sequence with meditation in savasana, with optional aromatherapy shoulder massage to leave you revived and ready for what's next.

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