just this

just this……in all its simplicity……welcoming what is here already……
not coming……not going……obscured even by seeking……

So we meet in the paradox of apparent teachings, retreats, trainings or gatherings, to celebrate and explore this nameless presence that we are. At first, there is the tendency to accentuate the myriad of practices the yoga tradition has developed, to focus on concepts like nondual, true nature, awareness, self-inquiry or other-inquiry.

But all this activity eventually leads us to a giving up. And in this surrender what is revealed is seen to be what has always been here, before the search began, during its full intensity and after its cessation. The task turns out to be ceding to stillness, and in that stillness the recognition of just this.

Falling back and resting in what is so familiar that it has been overlooked during all the body sensing yoga, during all the pranayama, all the yoga nidra and amidst all the dialogues, amidst life itself, we find our self simply sinking back into just this.

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the recognition of our own heart

In this interpretive translation of and commentary on the Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam, one of the foundational texts of Kashmiri Shaivism, Joan Ruvinsky conveys the richness and incandescence so characteristic of the lineage without losing sight of the last 400 years of philosophical inquiry, spiritual revelation, and scholarship. Part poetry, part guidebook, part art, The Recognition of Our Own Heart invites you into discovery of the unknown — living directly, moment to moment, in the mystery.

meditative yoga

pathless yoga / body sensing / kashmir yoga
Call it what you will. It is a nondual approach to yoga offering quiet, gentle, non-volitional movement as a gateway to our inherent spaciousness.

yoga nidra

A simple, body-centered meditative technique practiced while resting comfortably, inviting inquiry into to one’s true nature.

autumn class schedule : oct 10-nov 30, 2022

monday: 
  

5:45-7:00 pm

7:30 – 8:30  pm

meditative yoga

yoga nidra

  
wednesday: 
  
10:30-11:30 amyoga nidra
  

8-week Autumn Session: Oct 10-Nov 30

$140/session  – yoga nidra  pre-registration
$175/session – meditative yoga  pre-registration

$22/class  –  yoga nidra drop-in
$27/class – meditative yoga drop-in
tax is included

Classes are offered via Zoom with limited space available at the yoga studio in Montreal. Class times are EDT (eastern time zone).

Yoga nidra classes begin with a 15-minute discussion. The topics brought forward are then interwoven into the practice. Classes end with 30 minutes of optional community time.

TuesdaysMay 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25
Meditative Yoga6:30 – 7:30 PM
Yoga Nidra7:45 – 8:45 PM
WednesdayMay 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25
Meditative Yoga6:30 – 7:30 PM
Yoga Nidra7:45 – 8:45 PM

meditation practices

yoga nidra: it happens

Is “doing” a practice necessary? Or does it happen on its own? What about breathing? Or thinking? We explore the notion of doing and being

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events and retreats

Living the Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam: A One-Year Immersion in the Bliss of This

January – December 2023. One full year.

Living the Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam: A One-Year Immersion in the Bliss of  This is a brand new offering for deepening our relationship with ourselves and with our sangha. The group is open only to those who are already familiar with the text, either through participation in one of the online study groups or via an in-person seminar.

move, breathe, rest: an irest community class series

September 28 – November 30, 2022, 7:00-8:15PM EDT
Explore the nondual teachings through movement, breathing, and meditation in a 9-week online series offered by senior iRest faculty

opening your sails to the winds of grace: 36 hours of silent retreat

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Practice and connect through shared silence and presence.
Open to anyone wishing to deepen their meditative practice in community.

living the pratyabhijñāhṛdayam : a virtual study group

2022 Study group registration has ended. 2023 group dates TBA. Email if interested.

"Both personal and non-personal, both immanent and transcendent, both universal and particular, The Heart of Being is none other than Our Own. And it is this identity that the Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam invites us to recognize as we move toward living the text." - Joan Ruvinsky, The Recognition of Our Own Heart," p. 15-16

but what about me? exploring the asmitamaya kosha in iRest

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The online workshop, for iRest teachers only, offers an opportunity to gain clarity around asmitamaya and to develop authentic language and proficiency in leading a group delivery that includes an inquiry into asmitamaya and beyond.

nurturing the sacred feminine: 3-day retreat for women


Co-led with Naki (Kim) James. Details forthcoming as soon as booking a retreat centre becomes feasible!

deconstructing iRest webinar

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A fun, informative, and interactive community hour. Using the 10-Step iRest Yoga Nidra Protocol as a framework, Kathleen analyzes the structure, pace, components, and language of one of her iRest practices, discussing the rationale for each of the various elements included and, in particular, offering a methodology for investigating a series of beliefs during an iRest group practice.

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