music medicine journey (montréal)
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

music medicine journey (montréal)

  • 5480 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montréal, QC, H2T 1S1 Canada (map)
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Relax, restore and open to new insight and inspiration.

Join Brian and Debbie for a restorative and transformative Music Medicine Journey that combines a gentle breath and movement practice, plant medicine tincture (optional) and shamanic sound journey.

Lifelong musicians Brian James and Debbie Stapleton seamlessly blend mantras, vocal improvisation, overtone singing, South American Icaros, Tibetan bowls, Native American flute and drum for a deeply immersive and transformative sonic meditation.

These journeys are a wonderful way to relax and open to new insights and inspiration and a nice gentle way to connect (or reconnect) to the plant medicines.

We hold a safe space that is inclusive to all people with the intention to support your personal growth and self exploration.

Location: Temple Mile End*
Investment: Sliding Scale: $20-$30
Send eTransfer to medicinepathyoga@gmail.com

*The Temple is a beautiful private studio located in Mile End that is fully stocked with mats, cushions, bolsters and blankets. Feel free to bring any comfort or ritual items. The exact location will be provided when you register.

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Psychedelic Sangha
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Psychedelic Sangha

This is the inaugural meeting of the Montréal chapter of the Psychedelic Sangha. It will be hosted by yoga teacher, transformational coach and shamanic practitioner Brian James who has been exploring yoga and plant medicines for over 20 years.

Donation: $10-20 PWYC
Send eTransfer to medicinepathyoga@gmail.com or bring cash.
Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/medicinepath/events/260063786

PRACTICE: Explore breathwork and meditation practices that support preparation and integration. Practice honest and humble sharing and compassionate listening.

INQUIRY: Compassionate inquiry circle to process past experiences and set intentions for future experiences. Explore questions around the intersection of spiritual practice and psychedelics; person and society; ecological implications; diversity; accessibility; authority etc. Whatever comes up! All sincere inquiry is welcome.

INTEGRATION: Within a non-judgmental, peer-oriented framework, we hope to offer a safe space for sharing, bearing witness and self-inquiry into how to take what we've learned from our experience and transform it into right action for personal, community and planetary health, peace and well-being.

*We strictly forbid the use and procurement of illegal substances during gatherings, and discourage you from using the circle to promote yourself as a ceremonialist/sitter/guide.

ABOUT PSYCHEDELIC SANGHA
The Psychedelic Sangha is a spiritual collective of psychonauts who share a commitment to spiritual practice (sadhana) and a belief in the value of psychedelic substances.

Our public mission is to facilitate the encounter of psychedelics and sadhana in a spirit of critical dialogue, community-building, and navigational group practice.

We organize and host meet-up Gatherings, immersive Happenings, public talks, group retreats, music performances, film screenings, and more. We are not allied with any particular tradition or school.

Psychedelic Sangha offers a safe and supportive spiritual community with a commitment to discernment, practice, and play.

We offer a refuge for misfit Buddhists, yogis and psychonauts who value both spiritual practice and psychedelic exploration, but are willing to interrogate them both along the path towards greater insight and engaged action.

Psychedelic Sangha Montréal is affiliated with: http://psychedelicsangha.org

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Peru Retreat with Spring Washam
May
18
to May 31

Peru Retreat with Spring Washam

Join me on this transformative yoga, meditation, and ayahuasca retreat where I’ll be offering yoga and music medicine alongside co-facilitator Spring Washam, author, Buddhist Teacher and founder of Lotus Vine Journeys.

Lotus Vine Journeys offer an immersive Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru in the most authentic, professional & comfortable environment available.

Lotus Vine Journeys represents a fusion of two powerful ancient traditions... the Buddhist Lotus and the Ayahuasca Vine. By combining plant spirit medicine with heart-centered meditation practices, we believe our retreats offer the fastest way to accelerated learnings and re-remembering who you truly are.

Through our powerful maestros, our guests are exposed to the wonders of Ayahuasca ceremony in its traditional Amazonian setting. Our loving and dedicated team of qualified meditation teachers and experienced facilitators are there to help you ... to provide meaning, and enable you to process and integrate these life transforming experiences.

Our ayahuasca retreats are intensive, usually 14 days long (with 7 ceremonies), and are specifically designed for those seeking a deep trans-formative experience.

We do our utmost to ensure that all aspects of your personal comfort, your safety, daily itinerary, your diet and as many environmental influences that we can control ... are all balanced in an optimal way for such a transformative journey within.

We do not have our own dedicated retreat center, rather we host our retreats at a luxurious Amazonian Eco-Lodge in Tarapoto, Peru. Only one hour from Lima by plane, this tried and tested location provides unsurpassed levels of comfort for a jungle Ayahuasca retreat experience, in an area of true ecological and geographical beauty.

When applying, mention that you heard about the retreat through “medicine path” or “Brian James”

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Art of Yoga: Principles for Skillful Sequencing
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Art of Yoga: Principles for Skillful Sequencing

Learn and Apply the Fundamentals of Sequencing

This course will cover the fundamentals of vinyasa krama (appropriate sequencing) as taught by Sri T. Krishnamacharya and his students, based on his core teaching that yoga is to be adapted to an individual’s needs and goals with respect to their age, health, cultural background and other factors. Through this course, students will learn the key principles that will empower them to design safe, effective and enjoyable vinyasa classes and adapt and improvise to accommodate for the individual needs of their students. A full spectrum of practices will be covered including asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation.

Throughout the course we’ll cover:

  • The core principles of practice as taught by Krishnamacharya, including instruction on appropriate breathing, dynamic and static asana, and application of bandha.

  • The principles of vinyasa krama in sequencing for general classes and progressing a student safely toward a particular goal.

  • The art of viniyoga, understanding how to adapt key postures to accommodate for special needs.

  • The yoga of sound: key mantras to open and close class; therapeutic use of sound; and what to do when you can’t chant OM.

  • The use of stick figures to design and share sequences.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of vinyasa krama (appropriate sequencing).

  • Understand the fundamentals of viniyoga (adapting to the individual).

  • Understand key classical models as a guide to constructing a class (ashtanga yoga, panchamaya koshas).

Dates and Timings

September 13-15, 2019

  • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm.

  • Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 6 pm each day.

Cost and Registration

$325.00 per person.

Please review the Course Outline and complete any requirements listed before the start of the course.

This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

For 200 Hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.  This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

300 Hour Program Core Module: 20 Hours

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Spirit Drum Circle
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Spirit Drum Circle

Since the dawn of time people have used shamanic drumming to enter into trance states for healing and obtaining knowledge.

In these monthly circles you’ll learn how to journey to the underworld to connect with your spirit guides and return with fresh insight, clear purpose and guidance. Whether you are looking for insight into life challenges, mind-body-soul healing, connection to nature and community, integrating plant medicine work, or simply to relax and restore, these gatherings are a safe and welcome space open to everyone.

Brian James is a yoga teacher, musician, transformational coach and shamanic practitioner who has been exploring plant medicine and shamanic practices from North and South America for over twenty years.

Investment: $10-20 sliding scale
Send eTransfer to: musicmovementmedicine@gmail.com
Call for info: 514-781-9642


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music medicine journey (montréal)
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

music medicine journey (montréal)

Join Brian and Debbie for a restorative and transformative Music Medicine Journey that combines a gentle breath and movement practice, plant medicine tincture (optional) and shamanic sound journey.

Lifelong musicians Brian James and Debbie Stapleton seamlessly blend mantras, vocal improvisation, overtone singing, South American Icaros, Tibetan bowls, Native American flute and other delights for a deeply immersive and transformative sonic meditation.

Investment: Sliding Scale: $20-30
Location: Temple Mile End, Montréal*
Register: https://modern-mystic.as.me/musicmedicine
or send eTransfer to: musicmovementmedicine@gmail.com
*exact location will be sent with registration confirmation

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Art of Yoga Intro Class
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Art of Yoga Intro Class

Are you interested in learning a personal yoga practice that you can do anywhere, anytime?

Are you interested in incorporating a simple but effective yoga practice into your daily routine to help you feel more calm, strong and connected?

This workshop is for you! In this 2-hour workshop, you'll learn a simple but powerful 20-minute yoga practice that integrates breath, movement and meditation. There will be time to explore ways to adapt and expand on the root practice to serve your individual needs and goals.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to empower themselves with a daily self-care ritual to reclaim and maintain optimal health and well-being on every level.

Handouts and video resources will be provided to support your home practice.

Investment: $25

Register here: https://brianjames.as.me/artofyogaintro
or eTransfer to: musicmovementmedicine@gmail.com

(exact location sent after registration)

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music medicine journey (montréal)
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

music medicine journey (montréal)

Join Brian and Debbie for a restorative and transformative Music Medicine Journey that combines a gentle breath and movement practice, plant medicine tincture (optional) and shamanic sound journey.

Lifelong musicians Brian James and Debbie Stapleton seamlessly blend mantras, vocal improvisation, overtone singing, South American Icaros, Tibetan bowls, Native American flute and other delights for a deeply immersive and transformative sonic meditation.

Investment: $30
Location: Temple Mile End, Montréal*
Register: https://modern-mystic.as.me/musicmedicine
*exact location will be sent with registration confirmation

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