Heartsong YOGA Studio was very pleased to present:
The Bhakti Connection
On Nov 13th, 2014, Heartsong enjoyed “An Evening of Inspirational Music & Chant” with The Bhakti Connection! There were about 40 enthusiastic participants who enjoyed being led through KIRTAN - Music for the Soul.
We raised $550 to put together with the $350 we raised in October -all towards International Children’s Awareness Canada!
Jeff Lehoux from ICA was here to support the evening of music and chant and to tell us about the amazing initiatives in Cameroon through ICA.
Amanda, Joe & Reaz of The Bhakti Connection- you ROCK- WE LOVE YOU!- can’t wait to have you back to Heartsong!
Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy and support too!
Above From left, Jeff Lehoux (ICA) being presented with donations raised for ICA. .
Above from left: Bhakti Connection – Reaz Bacchus on Tabla, Amanda Porter (Vocals), Joe Ronco (Guitar)
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 g0.
Heartsong Annual Studio Springtime YOGA Retreat 2015
Your OM Away from Home:
Home is where the HEART is –
Look to the Light Within !
WHEN: May 8-10, 2015
WHERE: Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre- Ontario’s Ecological Friendly Retreat
Harmony Dawn is completely off the power grid and generates most of its power from wind and sun. Its features include many leading edge sustainable energy technologies. Harmony Dawn’s facility is regarded as one of the “greenest” buildings in Canada. This beautiful centre is located on Rice Lake approximately a three-hour, ‘picturesque’ drive from Renfrew, in the wonderful rolling hills of Northumberland County. Unique in its vision and design, Harmony Dawn was constructed to inspire harmony, balance and transformation in both the “external” and “internal” (within yourself) environment, making it ideal for healing and transformative retreats and workshops.
Enjoy a celebratory, springtime weekend:
- 5 Diverse YOGA & Meditation sessions in beautiful Harmony Dawn overlooking meadow, forest & blue sky, with Heartsong YOGA Instructors Elizabeth & Stephanie
- 6 Delightful & Deliciously Wholesome Vegetarian Meals created by macrobiotic chef Nicola Lawrence, chef/manager of Harmony Dawn & author of amazing cookbooks
- Art Class with Alison Steele-Myers’: TBC
- Time for you ……..to Celebrate Your True SELF, to explore the Wisdom World in your Tree of Life this Springtime in company with ‘other awesome, adventurous, open-hearted Yogis & Yoginis!!!!
“sometimes you just need to take some special time for yourself……”
$355.00 plus HST = $401.15 *A deposit of $175.00 is required to reserve your spot.
*Includes all meals, accommodations, yoga sessions, & art materials
*Space is limited so please register early.
“What a great Christmas GIFT Idea!!!”
An amazing time was had by all who attended the 3rd Annual Heartsong Springtime YOGA Retreat, held again in the beautiful natural settings of Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre in the rolling hills of Northumberland County.
Bottom Row left to right – Posy Bennett, Stephanie Dinan, Elizabeth Hagan and Ardella Schutt
Top Row left to right – Christine Singleton, Sharon Singleton, Danielle Richardson, Sharon Lucano, Julie Cafley and her Mom Pat, Linda Ledbetter, Maura Dinan
Missing from photo: Kate Windle and Jane Fulton
Stephanie Dinan leading a morning Yoga class.
Heartsong Studio Springtime YOGA Retreat 2013
A wonderful photo of 2011 YOGA Retreat:
Heartsong Studio Springtime YOGA Retreat
This took place: May 27-29, 2011
We all had an incredibly magical weekend at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre- Ontario’s Ecological Friendly Retreat
We would like to share with you our impressions and thoughts regarding Elizabeth Hagan’s Heartsong Springtime Yoga Retreat held on May 27 – 29, 2011 at Harmony Dawn, not far from Peterborough, Ontario. My husband, Jim Muckle, and I had the most wonderful experience with Elizabeth (and a dozen plus other yoga enthusiasts). I am her great fan and supporter. I have studied both Yoga and Pilates under Elizabeth’s wise and gentle guidance; and I am proud to say I am one of her first Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200 hour level. I also qualified this year under her instruction as a Pilates Mat Instructor. I therefore want to affirm that Elizabeth’s depth of knowledge and skill in guiding and teaching Yoga is profound. She designed and delivered an incredible two day retreat for all of us that touched the hearts and souls of each participant in a unique way, no matter their background and experience. She brought humour, warmth and caring to the journey we all made together that offered not only a soft, restorative atmosphere that healed and nurtured each one of us in our own way, but also added a dimension of learning and discovery that exceeded our expectations. A centerpiece of the experience was a focus on mandalas. Not only did we learn about them but we each also had the most amazing opportunity to work with a true artist, Anna Luczak, and to create our own mandala on canvas in a painting workshop. That was incredible!
Furthermore, supporting this wonderful retreat, was the experience of spending two full days at Harmony Dawn, – a totally “green” facility that offered us a unique educational opportunity in being “off the grid.” This magical place has been recognized as a leader in eco-friendly construction. Harmony Dawn was created and built, and has been operated since 2005, by Andy James and Nicola Lawrence. We dined on “5 star” vegetarion cuisine prepared by Nicola that went far beyond our expectations.
Jim and I look forward to Elizabeth’s next retreat!
Nancy Timbrell-Muckle & Jim Muckle