Elation: 2 0 2 0 - Winter Yoga Music & Art Mini-Festival
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About the Event
* * * Elation 2020 * * * a day of high place, and wide open space
In the midst of winter darkness we will come together and be the light! Elation 2020 is a full day and night of inner exploration, transformation and self care. We will explore five carefully curated sessions all designed to take you on a deep inward journey. This day will leave you with tools to empower you in your coming year and support your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. We will end the day and dance well into the night to the rhythm of 4 local musicians, their positive vibrations and artistic creations.
Come for one session or stay for the day! Either way you will invest in yourself and your community through this event as 100% of the profits generated through this event will be re-directed and donated to organizations who are supporting others on their journey with mental health.
Do you or someone you know battle mental health? Did you know that the third Monday of January has been called Blue Monday - coined "the saddest day of the year." This event was created with the intention to create something new around this day where so many experience such a challenging time. We will gather together and empower ourselves through education and community shared experiences all while raising awareness and financial support for organizations supporting individuals and families in their journey with mental health.
*** This years recipients of funds generated will be going to Greatfull Goods & Practice Centre and Shift Intuitive Counselling Services, both located in Saskatoon. (See bottom of post for details on these amazing, heart based organizations) ***
What can you expect from Elation 2 0 2 0 ? !?
A day of Mind-Body Nourishment! Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing, Fermented Foods Education, Elixir Crafting Workshop, Art Therapy, Live Music, Dancing, Community, Support, Connection.
Session ONE : JOURNEY TO THE HEART 10:00am – 12:30pm
We would love for you to join us for our opening circle which will include a guided meditation entitled “Healing Heart Soul Song” followed by a 75minute morning yoga practice that will uplift your spirit and guide you within. We will lay the foundation for a 45minute crystal singing bowl interactive experience - “Rainbow Body Activation” where there will be an opportunity to use your voice to activate energy centres within your body leaving you energized and centred in your heart for the rest of the day.
Session Facilitators: Mallory Dawn, Carla Duval – Tyler, Karlita Weinberger
Session TWO : NOURISH THE BODY, AWAKEN THE MIND 12:45pm-2:15pm
Our second session of the day will look at food as a pathway for greater connection to our body and our mind and the role that bacteria has on our mental health. We will begin by learning how to craft an elixir designed to elevate our mood and explore a variety of herbs that help to reduce stress within the body. While sipping on our herbal elixir we will then learn how to make probiotic soda (water kefir) and each participant will go home with their very own water kefir starter kit to continue their fermented foods journey.
Session Facilitators: Mallory Dawn, Brian Paul Di Giuseppe
Session THREE : MUSIC AS MEDICINE 2:30pm – 4:30pm
What do you get when you combine live music with a gentle Yoga Practice? An opportunity to experience a multidimensional inward journey that awakens a sense of inner receptivity, creativity, peace and calm. Our third session of the day will get us moving and boost our creativity through a gentle yoga practice accompanied by live music. As you slip into Savasana (final relaxation posture) you will continue to be soothed by the rhythms of a traditional Kirtan experience (yoga of devotion and song) this co-creative kirtan will offer an opportunity to use your voice, with a call and response experience that will be sure to take you to a higher state physically, mentally and emotionally. Together we will explore movement and music as medicine for the body-mind.
Session Facilitators: Karmen Currie, Michelle & John Coleman, Malika Sellami, Brian Paul Di Giuseppe
Session FOUR : ART AS THERAPY AND THE HEALING VIBRATIONS OF SOUND 4:45pm – 6:45pm
Discover your zone of resilience and develop tools to support your mental health as you journey forward into the coming year. This session will offer you an opportunity to use the creativity cultivated in session three through a guided community art project. You will hear personal stories of transformation from a panel of speakers and learn how art can be used in a therapeutic way. This session will complete our daytime programming and will end with a Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) practice designed to assist you in integrating the days experiences and end with a crystal singing bowl meditation.
Session Facilitators: Mallory Dawn, Essence of Ash, Katherine Dempsey, Jade Chicoine Panel Speakers: surprise speaker line up coming your way soon!
Session FIVE : LET THE MUSIC MOVE Y O U!
The name says it all. Join us for an evening to listen and receive the artistic creations of four Saskatoon Locals. Let the music move Y O U!
8:00 - 9:15PM – Saul The Singer 9:15 - 10:15PM - Parab Poet 10:15 - 11:15pm - Anna Hamilton 11:15 - 12:30PM - Michelle C
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About our recipients:
Shift Intuitive Counselling Services:
Shift Intuit is a personal development company that offers intuitive counselling by counsellors that are certified, claimable, and operating under governing bodies. They ground themselves in a Holistic model viewing the person as a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. Half of this years funds will be going to Shift Intuit’s subsidized counselling program, making these important services available at a reduced rate for those in need of financial assistance.
Shifts Mission: Is to witness the healing and transcendence of people so they may live in alignment with spirit and live out their soul’s purpose.
Shifts Vision: To increase the consciousness of humanity
Shifts Values: Open and honest communication, cooperation, connection, excellence
Greatfull Goods and Practice Centre:
Greatfull Goods and Practice Centre is dedicated to supporting others on their journey through a variety of spiritually based practices from various traditions. Every class that is offered from greatfull is offered as a gift meaning that you can attend for free and pay it forward for others to receive this same gift. In order for them to keep this gifting program alive they need financial support. Half of this years funds will be donated to Greatfull.
GreatFull’s Vision >>>
GreatFull is a multi-tradition spiritual practice and wellness center offering goods to support transformational living.
We are here to help people reconnect with their essential spiritual nature, which supports mental health and overall wellbeing.
We’re building a vibrant spiritual community where we welcome all people, on all paths, and support all traditions that are focused around love. We support acceptance over intolerance!