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MOON SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES

March 19, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - April 29, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

- $10 – $50

The Tiger Lotus Collective welcomes you to our MOON SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES, March 19 – April 29.

REGISTER: info@tigerlotuscoop.com
FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS: www.tigerlotuscoop.com/winter-spring-workshop-series-2018
For ACCESSIBILITY:https://www.tigerlotuscoop.com/trans-inclusion
FREE CHILDCARE, EMAIL IN ADVANCE: info@tigerlotuscoop.com
SAVE ON WORKSHOPS by getting a MEMBERSHIP: https://www.tigerlotuscoop.com/book-online

Winter is a time of rest, renewal, and reflection; a time of destroying the old only to create anew again. This season, join us for a foray into all that lies below the icy surface of things. Let all that you no longer need melt away in the light of a winter-spring moon. Retreat from your warm nest and come benefit from the practical knowledge of fantastically in-touch facilitators as they share important wisdom from both past and present: new ways of viewing and relating to our bodies, transformative exercises, and rooted ways of getting in touch with ourselves.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Natural Birth Control & Fertility Awareness
With Sonia Osorio
~Level 1:
Monday, March 19th, 2-4 pm
10 ave. Des Pins West, #414
OR
Monday, March 26th, 6-8 pm
Centre for Gender Advocacy,
1500 De Maisonneuve West, #404

$20

Curious about a completely natural form a birth control, free of drugs, devices and worry? Want to know how to determine when ovulation has occurred so that you can safely have intercourse without concern of pregnancy—or know your best time to conceive? Wondering about the effects of different hormones, and how reproductive cycles are intimately connected to the cycles and rhythms of our lives? The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a natural and precise sympto-thermal method that helps offer a new perspective on cyclical changes, which can be helpful for determining the best time to conceive—or avoid pregnancy—and also offer insight into how these changes are part of our deeper sexual and creative expression. This introductory course will outline the basic notions of FAM, clarify misconceptions about the practice, and explain when it is and isn’t an ideal method.

Empowerment through Self Defense
With Salma & Leonora
3 Tuesdays: March 27th, April 3rd and 10th, 2-4 pm
10 ave. Des Pins West, #214

$20 or $50 for all 3 workshops
Closed to cis men

This workshop teaches practical self-defense techniques in an environment where participants can feel secure, comfortable and empowered. The facilitators will focus on escape and evasion techniques—while on the ground and upright. Striking, restraint, and verbal strategies will also be explored. Finally, intuitive training involving role-playing and a variety of scenarios will be incorporated. Each workshop will emphasize different strategies, so attendance at all 3 workshops is recommended. Previous experience is not necessary.

Journey to the Yoniverse
With Gytana The NuNu Specialist
Sunday, April 1st, 3-6pm
235 Sherbrooke West, #710

$35-50 (discounts available for those in need)
Closed to cis men

Come learn how to forgive and let go, how to start fresh and plant seeds for the new season. Come to a place of trust, a home full of love not outside of you but within you. Reconnect with your divine essence and meet the Yoniverse. We will be talking about how to detox and work with your moon cycle. Expect to move those hips and tune in while learning wonderful womb and breast massage techniques. Reconnect with your sensuality. We will be journaling, working with affirmations, setting intentions, enjoying a Yoni steaming, and more! What to bring: 1) long wide skirt for steaming; 2) light blanket (bed sheet size); 3) journal and pen; 4) small towel; 5) clean underwear; 6) pillow or cushion; 7) yoga mat; 8) crystal, feather or any element of choice to put on an altar.

Natural Cycles & Rhythms: Fertility Awareness Method
With Sonia Osorio
~Level 2
Monday, April 2, 6-8:30pm
235 Sherbrooke West, #710

$20

This workshop is for people who have attended the Level 1 training or have been regularly using the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) or another sympto-thermal method. We will focus on practical applications of FAM, learn more about charting, understand how to interpret various charts to gain more insight into our sexual and creative health, and when and how to chart under certain circumstances (for conception, transitioning from breastfeeding or from hormonal contraception, peri-menopause, etc). Printed documentation of the training will be provided. If you are currently charting, please bring your past and current charts.

Loving Massage
With Courtney & Amanda
Thursday, April 5th, 6-8:30 pm
10 ave. des Pins west, #414

$15

Come with a friend or alone and learn the basics of massage. We start by exploring intentions and consent before moving on to touch techniques and personal safety. The lesson will end with a short 30-minute flow. This workshop draws from Thai Yoga massage and various other techniques.

Balance your Emotions and Hormones with Qi Gong
With Catherine Lipscombe
Sunday, April 8th, 12-2 pm
10 ave. des Pins West, #214

$20

Qi Gong is a form of moving meditation that uses fluid movements, dynamic yoga like stretches, and breath to calm your mind and stimulate your vitality.

This workshop is specifically designed to rebalance your hormones and moods, rekindle your motivation, sharpen your focus and spring into action more centred and refueled. Release layers of strength and get grounded with powerful Qi Gong exercices. Catherine’s classes are like a journey from which you’ll emerge feeling more balanced, rooted and rejuvenated.

ayîki-pîsim: (frog moon) Voices Rising Up From the Deep
With Moe Clark
Sunday, April 8th, 2-4pm
Studio D, 5445 rue de Gaspe #325

$25-50 (discounts for BIPOC)

Come wake up and shake up your body + voice! Melt away the dormant bits of yourself and rise up from the deep winter moons to greet spring with curiosity, play and awareness. This workshop invites all participants to come and explore their vocal strength and subtlety through sound meditation, circle singing and vocal improvisation. All levels welcome. Together we will journey one step, one sound at a time. Come with a willingness to explore your edge a bit, to welcome in the freedom and potential of what arises when you truly honour your voice. Participants will explore: deepening listening skills, group sound making, freeing the body and breath, vocal improvisation, and circle singing. mâmawi nikamotan! let us sing together!

Embodied Writing
With Maya Khamala
Wednesday, April 11, 6-8pm
10 ave des Pins West, #414

$12

If there was no one telling you what to do, who to be, how to be, what to say or not say, write or not write, touch or not touch, ingest or release, what would your desire speak? Where would it lead you? Which of your would become unlocked? Join us for an embodied writing practice aimed at writing transitions, transformations, creation myths, and sexuality as it is experienced in real time and real bodies. We will create a space to embrace our own uniqueness and tap into our own colourful and messy truths.

Ancestral Healing & Embodied Rhythms
With Marcelle Partouche Gutierrez
Thursday, April 12th, 3-5 pm
10 ave. des Pins West, #214

$15-20 sliding scale

1) History and exploration: stemming from ancestral healing traditions, the idea is to explore our intuitive and embodied creative voice through various grooves and rhythms, cultivating healthy cycles internally (inside our wombs) and diffusing that energy into our lives. 2) Beyond Kegels and twerking: sharing of knowledge and revealing of parallels across the gestation of ideas, projects, and movements broadly speaking; the regenerative property of our reproductive energy in community dance rituals. 3) Healing cypher: the creation of a safe space to talk about the place of trans (as an altered state of consciousness) and our body’s responses to various rhythms. This workshop will end in a mindfulness practice groove meditation where we create intentional spaces for healing around the Sacral Chakra: our connection to the community, creativity, the energy in shared spaces, sexual health, and confidence.

Disrupting Trauma and Finding Freedom Through Birthing and Nursing
With Hirut Melaku
Sunday, April 15th, 5-8 pm
10 ave. des Pins west, #214

$25-50 sliding scale

This workshop is designed for individuals interested in supporting self-directed pregnant survivors of violence overcome trauma and prepare for parenting.
Through the application of a mindfulness and nurturing practice, rooted in love, it is possible to disrupt the cycle of violence.

Make Your Own Period Chart
Malaika Aleba
Monday, April 16th, 2-4 pm
10 ave. des Pins west, #414

$20-40 sliding scale

This workshop will explore the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle and teach participants how to track their cycle using a hand-made chart. Participants will leave the workshop with a chart they’ve made themselves!

Introduction to Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage®
With Courtney Kirkby
Wednesday, April 18th, 6-8 pm
10 ave. des Pins west, #414

$10-15 suggested donation

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. The techniques address positioning and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs, and are best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus, for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders. Learn the basic anatomy of the abdominal and pelvic regions of the body, including the uterus and the dance it performs inside the body. Learn about the five flows in the body, their optimal alignment, and the role of massage, herbs, and sacrum-centred corrections.

Natural Support for Gender Transition
With Sonia Osorio
Sunday, April 22nd, 3-5:30 pm
10 ave. Des Pins West, #214

$20

Transitioning involves many aspects and phases – many of which can be supported through natural means, unique to each person’s particular needs. Whether it’s supporting the body with herbs and nutrition in general, dealing with the side effects of synthetic hormones, supporting your current hormone therapy, or managing the stress on body and mind through yoga poses or meditative approaches, this workshop will provide both information and a forum for people in transition to discuss their needs and explore possible options for themselves, depending on their individual situation.

Nature as a Catalyst for Creativity & Healing
With Dona Nham
Sunday, April 29th, 3-6pm
10 ave des Pins Ouest, #214

$15-25 sliding scale (7 spaces for BIPOC scholarships $5-10, contact Dona)

From the oceans breath the first life began and millions of years later we remain here as living monuments of all that has evolved and stood their ground before us. We are living stories and questions on the journey that is Life. In this workshop, we will move through different elements and cycles of nature to explore the reflection of nature within ourselves as a means to connect and cultivate our creative force and centers of healing. We will deepen the understanding of individual and collective impact on creative and restorative spirit through individual and group sharings and exercises. There will be elements of writing, vocal expression, and physical movement to warm up the many bodies of consciousness we inhabit. Join us for an afternoon of joy, play, and discovery!

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About TLC
Tiger Lotus is a wellness cooperative offering complementary health care treatments geared towards people who have or have had female anatomy, and education on the interconnected body, mind and spirit. We bring old ways of knowing and healing together with new science and research. Our main purpose is providing a cozy space where people can gather, share, learn of new knowledge and ancient arts, and feel a sense of community, trust, and tender lovin’ care. We provide loving massage and healing treatments and also organize a workshop series with each changing season.

Details

Start:
March 19, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
End:
April 29, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
Cost:
$10 – $50
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Website:
https://www.tigerlotuscoop.com/

Organizer

Tiger Lotus Cooperative (TLC)
Phone:
514-893-8283
Email:
info@tigerlotuscoop.com
Website:
https://www.tigerlotuscoop.com/

Details

Start:
March 19, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
End:
April 29, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
Cost:
$10 – $50
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , ,
Website:
https://www.tigerlotuscoop.com/

Organizer

Tiger Lotus Cooperative (TLC)
Phone:
514-893-8283
Email:
info@tigerlotuscoop.com
Website:
https://www.tigerlotuscoop.com/