Nicole Balogh is the Founder and Director of Serenity Now Yoga. She began practicing yoga in 1996 as a therapy to recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She offers a mindful approach to yoga that is tailored to the specific needs of each individual no matter where they are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The skills Nicole has learned in Quantum Touch, Reiki, Shamanic Healing practices and Alchemical Healing have been an integral part of her own healing journey and she is honoured to be able to share these medicines with all those seeking help on theirs. Holding sacred space for the unfolding of whatever needs to arise in order for physical, spiritual, or emotional health of an individual is her intention. This allows for any of the tools and skills she has in her medicine bag to be available as needed for the highest good and joy of everyone involved. Sharing these experiences with others is inspiring and she is grateful to have the tools to help us human beings manage the challenging changes and turmoil that come with the cycles of growth we experience. The results are what is truly amazing and awe inspiring.
Nicole’s passion for energy healing has lead her become the 2nd Alchemical Healing teacher in all of Canada. This is a comprehensive healing art form that allows all her skill and experiences to shine through as needed. During the initiation to becoming a teacher, she received powerful energetic transmissions passed on from the founder of this tradition, Nicki Scully and her teacher and mentor Debbie Clarkin. This experience connected her more deeply to the lineages of the wisdom keepers and spirit allies of this work and has greatly expanded the power and results of this work.
Crystal Bowl Bliss – Nicole will take you on a Meditative Sound Journey through each of the seven main chakras accompanied by quartz crystal bowls. You will be guided through a meditation that will increase your awareness of each chakra and help you to use the live vibrations and sounds in clearing and balancing the energies of the different chakras in your body. Each crystal singing bowl is attuned to one of the major chakras and the sound works to clear, balance and restore a person’s energy field which includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Sound healing can restore all of the body’s frequencies by projecting the correct resonant frequency to whatever part of the body is vibrating out of harmony. By rejuvenating and restoring the body’s own resonant frequencies, any imbalance ceases and healing occurs. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket and pillows as needed in order to be comfortable and receive the experience fully.
The Inner Art of Meditation – Sitting in silence is so important. It sounds easy, but if you have ever tried to do it then you might have found that your mind is a very busy, noisy place to be in. With practice and relaxation, however it can become a powerful state of peace which can be your centre of control. Many people do not practice meditation because they don’t fully understand the benefits and lack the tools, techniques, and guidance necessary to get the most out of it. They are unsure of how to practice and why. We will discuss what meditation is, what the benefits are, and practice a few of the techniques that have proven to be accessible to most people in developing a personal practice. If you prefer to lye down for meditation be sure to bring a yoga mat and any blankets/shawls that will keep you warm and comfortable.