Shippo VIII, 2022, watercolour, gouache and ink on handmade Kurotani 52 kozo paper, 22 x 17.25 inches

WINTER SOLSTICE WORKSHOP
Facilitated by Annie Keshishian, Lila Maiko and Sasha Pierce

Sunday, December 18, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In-Person, West Queen West Studio, address given upon enrollment

Please join Annie Keshishian, Lila Maiko and Sasha Pierce for a Winter Solstice Workshop in person on December 18, 4-6pm, West Queen West Studio. In this workshop we will be journeying, completing an inner transformational vision board and releasing and integrating with sound therapy. 

Percussion journeying invites us into non-ordinary consciousness in order to gain insight and healings from our compassionate, well and wise spirit helpers and guides. We will journey during this dark gestative time of the year to see what wants to release and what wants to be born into the new light.

We will create an inward transformative vision board rather than one that calls in for the physical things we want in our lives.  The first step is to reflect and acknowledge what truly isn’t working in your life and to know what you need most in 2023 to overcome these obstacles. Please note there is preparatory work involved prior to the workshop to get the most out of your vision board.  More direction will be given upon signing up. 

Sound therapy is the application of healing frequencies to the physical and subtle energy fields around the body. Sound therapy provokes states of deep relaxation where the integration and healing of emotional pain and trauma becomes much easier. Our intention during this Winter Solstice Workshop is that you absorb the healing frequencies of the sound and you start to resonate with your transformational vision board.

Yoga mat, meditation cushion, blankets, water bottle, journal and any objects that support your practice are welcome.

Investment:
$60 – $100 sliding scale
No one will be turned away for lack of funds and a payment plan is available if requested. To enroll please send an e-transfer to sasha@sashapierce.ca or use the Paypal donate button below.

We look forward to seeing you in circle!
Annie, Lila and Sasha

About Anni

Annie Keshishian (Arjan) is a Certified Sound Therapist, Reiki Master, Certified teacher & practitioner of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, therapeutic Yoga Nidra and Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance by Great Gong Master Don Conreaux. She strongly believes that the Divine frequency of Sacred Sound, combined with the potent energy of Kundalini Yoga, has the ability to transform the mind, body and soul into a deep receptive & therapeutic state of being. She feels a very strong connection to our vast universe, plants, planets, Pachamama (Mama Earth) & all the sentient beings residing within her & on her majestic existence. She considers herself to be a life long student of Sound medicine, Astrology, occult studies, Magick, Divination & Spirituality.

About Lila

Lila is a Shamanic and Reiki Practitioner.  She is also in a Tabaquera apprenticeship and is currently in her first year of becoming a Certified Core Energetic Practitioner.   Her teachers are Tabaquera Julie Contant, Shamanic teacher, Daniel Leonard and Reiki Master, Anita Levin.  For over 8 years, she has been on a very transformative soul journey that has brought her to different path, teachers, places and, of course, books.  Through her personal journey, she has learned a few key points.  What’s happening to us is actually happening for us if we are willing to accept responsibilities for our lives.  Inquiry to our impulses provide us with a lot of important for healing and the Universe is willing to help each of us if we, at the minimum, remain open to her.  For Lila, spiritually is simply removing the layers that block us from the flow of life and her life purpose seems to be heading towards helping others to remove their own layers that block them from inner peace and harmony

About Sasha

As a young child, Sasha Pierce had a deep knowing that there was something wrong with the way we live on our planet. Sasha went into the arts so that she could deeply listen to her intuition and she has been blessed as an international visual artist. Sasha also chose to embark on a healing journey due to the trauma of being sensitive in a culture that is disconnected. Shamanic healing, reiki, yoga, breathing and meditation have been important modalities on Sasha’s healing path. She completed a one-year shamanic healing program and is currently enrolled in a two-year advanced apprenticeship in shamanic healing with Daniel Leonard, Medicine Circle. She completed Komyo Reiki Shoden, Komyo Reiki Chuden, Komyo Reiki Okuden and Komyo Reiki Shinpiden (Reiki Master/Teacher) with Paul Lara, Qi Belly. She also completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with YuMee Chung and Nicki Poole, Octopus Garden. Sasha continues on her healing journey and feels called to help others on theirs.

RETURN TO RITUAL NEW MOON WORKSHOP
Facilitated by Lana Lontos and Sasha Pierce

TBD
In-Person, West Queen West Studio, address given upon enrollment

Please join Lana Lontos and Sasha Pierce for Return to Ritual New Moon Workshop. This workshop is a deep dive into what it means to be in ritual together, open up to new ways of knowing and intention setting. This is a dedicated practice period where you are encouraged to be comfortable and share as much of yourself as you choose.

Yoga mat, meditation cushion, blankets, water bottle, journal and any objects that support your practice are welcome.

Investment:
$100 EARLY BIRD until TBD
$125 – $150 sliding scale
No one will be turned away for lack of funds and a payment plan is available if requested. To enroll please send an e-transfer to sasha@sashapierce.ca or use the Paypal donate button below.

We look forward to seeing you in circle!
Lana and Sasha

About Lana

I combine teachings from the Zen tradition, movement practices, and Gestalt therapy to support individuals into a deeper exploration of themselves and their environments. My teachings are self-compassionate and trauma informed. I take an open, honest and relational approach to therapy.

Lana Lontos is a therapist with 20 years of training in mindfulness and yoga. She is a Concordia University graduate and a Gestalt Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who has dedicated over ten years to studying how to work with trauma, anxiety, and addictions.

Since 2011 her workshop series: “Sustainable Shifts: Awareness of Moods and Habits” has been a place of continued support for clients interested in the challenges of sustainability and internal understanding.

www.lanalontos.com
www.bigtreemind.com

About Sasha

As a young child, Sasha Pierce had a deep knowing that there was something wrong with the way we live on our planet. Sasha went into the arts so that she could deeply listen to her intuition and she has been blessed as an international visual artist. Sasha also chose to embark on a healing journey due to the trauma of being sensitive in a culture that is disconnected. Shamanic healing, reiki, yoga, breathing and meditation have been important modalities on Sasha’s healing path. She completed a one-year shamanic healing program and is currently enrolled in a two-year advanced apprenticeship in shamanic healing with Daniel Leonard, Medicine Circle. She completed Komyo Reiki Shoden, Komyo Reiki Chuden, Komyo Reiki Okuden and Komyo Reiki Shinpiden (Reiki Master/Teacher) with Paul Lara, Qi Belly. She also completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with YuMee Chung and Nicki Poole, Octopus Garden. Sasha continues on her healing journey and feels called to help others on theirs.

Why Ritual/ Why Now? by Lana Lontos

As many of you know intuitively, our world has been going through a massive change in consciousness and awareness of self and the other. More and more people are finding themselves confronted with undealt aspects of their own psyche but also with our relationship to planet and to our own knowing.

We are transitioning from known into the unknown. Traditionally, rituals are performed in time of transition and change. An example of that might be from adolescent to adult. This process has been described as a dissolution of the old ways and coming into a new identity.

Our workshop will focus on the healing, guiding practices that will bring us into now through embodiment and intention setting. At the height of ritual you are connected to the now. There has to be a physiological practice (not just dialogue). What rituals do is they destabilize our normal way of looking at things and open us up into another way of knowing. We hope to share these practices with you for many new moon circles to come.

We hope you can join us for this community practice period where you are encouraged to bring your most comfortable, curiosity and open self. We will be guiding you through meditation, gentle breathing practices, and journeying.

*Please note that shamanic healing and Reiki Master healing and training is not a replacement for medical health practices or any form of psychotherapy.