We have relocated Heartsong WORLD Boutique to the main street!
Visit us at 239 Raglan St S., right beside the Renfrew Post Office.
Heartsong YOGA Studio has a NEW HOME now too! We did it! We made the move just in time for Teacher Training & Fall Classes!
Entrance to the Studio is at the back of the building off of Plaunt Street. There is ample parking both on side streets and also in the public parking behind Scotiabank.
Welcome in – it is a beautiful space in which to….Breathe PEACE into your Life.
Please see the Workshops & Events page for upcoming ‘Happenings’ at Heartsong!
Please note that the Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heartsong YOGA & Meditation Workshop “The Deeper Path” has been CANCELLED and will, be RESCHEDULED in the coming new year. (It seems I didn’t post it early enough for folks to arrange for it, but there is indeed interest so we will reschedule it in January 2015)
“It has been my dream to have live Kirtan at Heartsong! This evening is my dream come true! Please join us!” – Elizabeth
Thursday Nov. 13/14, 7:30-8:30 pm: An Evening of Music & Chant with The Bhakti Connection!!!!
Tickets Availabale at Heartsong and O’Brien Theatre
Limited Attendance so get your tickets NOW!
*****ALL PROCEEDS towards International Children’s Awareness Canada. Org
The Bhakti Connection have been sharing the spirit of Kirtan and chant in Ottawa, Canada since 2007. Together they bring a multi-cultural ‘unity’ kirtan to new heights, using the voice and music as the key to bring spiritual unity.
The Bhakti Connection’s musical background brings together a variety of different styles and influences to create a vibration and energy that is unique. They host a musical journey around the Sacred World. Be it from Ancient texts or modern melodies, The Bhakti Connection works them into a smooth meditative experience.
2011 saw the release of their 1st CD. 2013 saw the release of their second album, “For All the Beings”. The Bhakti Connection can be found leading Kirtan at various yoga centers in Canada, as well as playing at festivals and events. Each year they host a yoga music festival called “Bhakti in the Woods” at the end of August. Their first European tour begins March 2014. Join The Bhakti Connection in their musical journey across the ages. No passport is required, just your heart and soul as you sing along with the group, play some shakers or drums or just sit back and listen. Let it take you where you need to go.
About ICA Canada
International Children’s Awareness (ICA) Canada is a non-profit organization committed to long-term development throughout countries in need. Our aid encompasses a wide area of concern yet our focus is in one area:
‘We believe education is the greatest gift that can be given to anyone.’
For the children we find in third world and developing countries, knowledge can open many doors to unimaginable opportunities.
100% of all donations, monetary or otherwise, go directly to the projects (and we do welcome donations of all kinds). There are no administration costs allotted to the members of the ICA, including travel funds and expenses. We operate on a strict volunteer basis and we pay all of our own expenses. All projects are closely monitored and evaluated – and we make regular trips to check the status of our work.
ICA Canada is a registered charity (Registration # 88785-8660-RR-0001). Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt.
About the ICA LOGO:
THE CHILD – All of our projects focus on children around the world, although many of our programs ultimately benefit entire communities. RED/WHITE CONTRAST – Represents our charity’s strong support of equality among people regardless of ethnic background. THE ROUNDNESS (arms) – Represents our global presence. THE SQUARE (body) – Represents the solid foundation on which our charity is based. THE HEART – Represents love for all children who are suffering.
ANNUAL Heartsong ‘Springtime’ YOGA RETREAT -Please see the Workshops & Events webpage for full details.
***Heartsong Springtime YOGA Retreat May 8-10, 2015 to be held once again at beautiful Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre (more information to follow
TEACHER TRAINING (Please see Teacher Training webpage for full details)
There is always lots happening here at Heartsong. Welcome in to check things out – for the HEALTH of it!
I look forward to meeting you on the practice floor for the healthy habit of Pilates, YOGA & Well-Being!
Peace, Love & Joy
Classes at Heartsong are ongoing. Please feel free and most welcome to join in anytime!
There is an extra-special energy you feel when you step inside.
This is because so many beautiful people come here to practice connecting to ‘True Nature’ and to invoking PEACE into mind, heart and relationships with Humanity.
This practice has a profoundly positive influence on our total life experience.
We create ‘SANGHA’- Sacred Space- sacred community- spiritual family when we come together and promote meaningfulness and purposefulness in our lives.
Come on in and experience these life-sustaining practices – time for YOU to take care of YOU and thereby honour this Gift of LIFE
Photos from past YOGA Retreats
A good time had by all at the Heartsong 2013 YOGA Retreat
Heartsong Studio, 18 Renfrew Ave. West, Renfrew ON, K7V2W9
Native American PEACE Prayer
Oh Great Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you. To your messengers the four winds, and to Mother Earth who provides for your children. Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, and to be kind to each other so that they may grow with peace of mind
Let us learn to share all good things that you provide for us on this Earth.
“Peace comes within the souls of man, when they realize their oneness with the Universe, when they realize it is really everywhere – – – it is within each one of us.”
– Black Elk, Lakota Medicine Man
Exerpts from the Dalai Lama’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize
December 10, 1989, Oslo, Norway
“As a Buddist monk, my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all the sentient beings who suffer. I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.
The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger, and so on, are human created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding, and a development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share. – – – -
I believe all religions pursue the same goals, that of cultivating human goodness and bringing happiness to all human beings. Though the means may appear different, the ends are the same. As we enter the final decade of this century, I am optimistic that the ancient values that have sustained mankind are today reaffirming themselves to prepare us for a kinder, happier twenty-first century. I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reduce the pain and suffering of all sentient beings.”
With Bright Blessings to each one of you who reads this message,