Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PranaShanti - Ottawa
Every 11 seconds someone sustains a traumatic brain injury. We’re on a mission to improve the lives of those affected. Here’s how: March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. As part of the LoveYourBrain family, we call it #MindfulMarch, and unite as a global collective to host yoga and meditation events to raise love & funds for the LYB program! We’re kicking off the very first day of #MindfulMarch with a special guest & magical event – please read on for details - we hope you’ll join us.
Picture this: 2 hours of the most healing, gentle, and holistic Yoga offering … where you will move, breathe, meditate, and rest. Mind. Body. Spirit. Soul. You’ll be taken on a journey through gentle therapeutic, yin, and restorative yoga guided by one of our beloved LoveYourBrain teachers, Meghan (bio below). Your journey will conclude with an exquisite meditation + extended savasana.
The secret ingredient - one that will transport you inward & beyond - is that your entire journey will be guided by a meditative sound bath. Our special guest Megan Marie Gates (bio below) has a gift that is hard to put into words. Through soft harmonic, over-tone instrumentation and the practice of deep listening, we’ll have the unique opportunity to slow down and deepen our brainwaves, heartbeats, and enter dream-like states.
Towards the last third of the practice you will be invited to get cozy (seated or laying down) and tune into the soft salving sounds of crystal singing bowls, field sounds, her gentle melodic voice, and more. Sound Meditations (or Sound Baths) are meditative, healing, intuitive journeys which can offer deep relaxation, creative awakening, and regeneration for those participating. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to share this experience together, to set the foundation for #MindfulMarch and to celebrate the importance of #brainlove for all, while raising money for such an important program in our community.
Meghan Johnston Meghan became a yoga teacher in 2010 to bring together her passion for community-building and for creating supportive spaces that empower others to safely and compassionately explore their whole selves. Her classes emphasize the healing power of slowing down and tuning in to the wisdom within. Meghan’s deepest desire ...is for you to see the possibility both on your mat and in your life ... for healing, transforming, and journeying closer to the real you.
For Meghan walking the path of yoga is an invitation to not only more deeply connect with our true selves, but to deepen our relationships with one another, our communities and our planet.
Megan Marie Gates Megan Marie is a sound practitioner, movement guide, and creative artist based in Southern Ontario. She offers both sound meditations and training immersions full-time in Canada + internationally, and believes music, dance and the medicine of nature are some of the sweetest vehicles for re-enchantment, cellular reset and unification of all things divided.
Please note: Because this is a fundraiser, and 100% of funds raised are going directly to the program, refunds will *not* be offered for this event. All tickets purchased will be gratefully accepted as a generous donation to the LoveYourBrain Ottawa program at PranaShanti Yoga Centre, who generously donates space for the program throughout the year.
How does my donation make a difference? > $28 supports one person with TBI to attend a LYB gentle yoga class > $56 supports one person with TBI AND their caregiver to attend class > $169 supports person with TBI to attend the whole series (6 classes) > $385 provides a scholarship for one teacher to complete our yoga teacher training
If you can't make it to this event, please consider making a donation to help this amazing organization and the LoveYourBrain Ottawa program continue to offer these services to our community, and to communities across North America! You can support LYB Ottawa by donating here: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1892327