Unfortunately the physical space of the Awaken Studio is currently CLOSED
All classes and individual sessions are being presented on-line and by telephone.
This is in response to the public health measures announced
by the City of Toronto and taking effect November 10 to an unknown date in the future.
We HOPE you will join one of our offerings in February of 2021
February 2, 2021
Dearest Fellow Traveller
I hope this message finds you safe, healthy and secure.
February is here. As we approach one year of the interruptions that have been caused by the global health crisis I am hopeful for the future and look forward to opening the Awaken Studio at some point in the future.
It is my deep honour to feel the support and dedication of you as we navigate so much that is different and new.
The Awaken Studio continues to come back to life with a limited and highly curated schedule. Currently we are working with 3 yoga classes that are presented on-line via video conference.
The requirement to isolate, stay at home and create distance means that all offerings of the Awaken Studio have been mandated to be presented from my home with the teacher presenting from their home. I look forward to connecting with you as you attend these video classes. There is no special software required for the conferencing application, it is highly recommended that you use Google Chrome as your browser to access these presentations.
Through the insecurity of the present lock down measures here in Toronto the schedule is limited to events and offerings that are brought forward with a 4 week commitment. The fees for these classes and events are meant to be reasonable and also at the same time offering a sustainable and reasonable fee for the teachers and for the upkeep of the studio.
Thursday Evening Naked Yoga
Saturday Morning Naked Yoga
Saturday Afternoon Chair Yoga for Very Stiff Men
For information, Registration and Links to these offerings please follow the paths to the offering of your interest located in the links above.
February and beyond into 2021
We will also offer less formal events that include: movies with the Queer Heart Explores Cinema group and a weekly talking circle with the long established Queer Heart Talking Circle group.
For information about any of the Queer Heart offering please contact me via Email at: Queer Heart Information
Coming in February, we will continue several of the offerings initiated in January and we will start:
Coming in March, we will continue several of the offerings from February and we will start:
Depending on how the world is shifting and changing there will be more in April. All the new events will depend on that is happening with Public Health Regulations and our own person sense of safety.
In addition to group offerings I continue to offer Personal Counselling and Coaching via telephone and video conference call. I am sorry to say that there are in in-person sessions being offered at this time. Please keep in touch and I will let you know when I will be offering in-person individual bodywork sessions and in-person erotic exploration groups. For information or to book a session please contact me via email at:
All the best and know that I give thanks for your presence and connection everyday.
Sent with LOVE and GRATITUDE
“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren't more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
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Before you start your journey.
All Bodywork Sessions and Groups at the Awaken Studio are limited to those 19 years old and over.
If you require further information or have questions please make sure to ask.
Although an intake session, introductory session or prior experience is not required for any individual or group session it is recommended that you check ahead, ask any questions that you might have and prepare yourself for an experience, that might be, unlike anything you have known before.