Suzanne’s teaching career has spanned more than 40 years as a high school physical education teacher, a fitness professional, a dance teacher, a yoga instructor, a personal trainer, a reiki practitioner, a drum circle facilitator, a mother, a good friend, a grandmother….a full and wonder-full life. With this comes gratitude and an eagerness to share.
Clearing, Cleansing and Smudging
In this workshop, we will share ideas about various ways of clearing and calming ourselves. This could be useful for our work or after our work, or in helping us deal with life events, being fully present but not at the expense of our well-being. We will discuss various rituals and objects used world-wide to cleanse a space or ourselves and assist us in connecting at a deeper level. We will review reasons for and techniques of smudging and then, share several different plants to create our own smudge for our personal use.
The Way of the Labyrinth
For thousands of years, around the world, people have been walking Labyrinths in meditation, as a way to journey into the soul, the centre of our being, to seek understanding, to find a calmness, allowing us to see new possibilities or to feel a connection with something greater than ourselves. Labyrinths come in many shapes and sizes. We will explore some of these and create our own portable Labyrinths. Fortunately, Camp Kintail has a beautiful Labyrinth on site which we will have access to in this workshop.
Awaken the Day – Early Morning
Very gently begin your day with some stretching, breathing, pondering and rejoicing. Be kind to yourself. It’s a good day! Bring your yoga mat.