Understanding Menstruation: Women’s Link to the Moon

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In modern culture, we often do not realize that our menstrual cycle is a time of powerful alchemy, where we are given the opportunity to cleanse and renew ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The connection between woman and the moon has long been recognized in old world cultures, as a cycle which connects our physical bodies with the natural world, as well as the cosmos.

Read more here

Online Course: Ayurveda & Your Health (2018)

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Ayurveda is considered to be one of the world’s oldest systems of natural healing. Also known as “the sister science of yoga”, this ageless system of self-healing has helped countless individuals better understand themselves and the unique needs of their bodies.

Ayurveda & Your Health is 6-week course which introduce will introduce you to the natural healing science of ayurveda in a practical and personalized way.

We will explore:

  • Why your body is unique : Understanding the 3 Mind-Body Types
  • An introduction to the energetics of food, plants and herbal medicines
  • The Formation of Toxins : Physical, Genetic & Karmic
  • The importance of strong digestion, including natural ways to improve digestion, elimination & metabolic function
  • Principles and practices for ayurvedic detoxification & rejuvenation
  • Natural stress reduction
  • Delicious recipes and self-care practices to try at home

This course is ideal for you if:

  • you want a safe, time-tested platform to explore natural health;
  • you are suffering from health issues (e.g. digestive issues, anxiety, depression, skin eruptions, PMS, weight gain, stress) and are ready to re-conceive your relationship with your body;
  • you would like to take better care of yourself and your loved ones;
  • you are interested in learning more about natural healing arts, yoga, or other spiritual practices.

No experience required; suitable for learners of all levels.

Each class will include:

  • Self-reflection exercises, yogic breathing execcises and/or guided meditations;
  • Knowledge and reading materials;
  • Healing recipes and/or self-care practices that you can do at home.

 

Details:
Mondays, February 19 – March 26, 2018 (6 weeks )
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time Zone (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm MST)
Cost: $225
Location: Skype

For more information, visit here

To register, contact Briya @ briyafreeman@gmail.com

Jan 12 in Ottawa: The Ra Ceremony

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This 3-hour ceremony explores the dynamics of the subconscious as a platform for relating to our loved ones with greater acceptance, compassion, autonomy and intimacy.

Our process will explore:

  • the influence of your most significant spiritual contracts (e.g. to parents, children, significant others);
  • the impact of unresolved relationships issues in our personal expression;
  • the dynamics of the subconscious mind in our present reality (work, relationships, financial, health, etc).
  • an energetic process to upgrade relationship dynamics, personal autonomy and intimacy.

The Ra Ceremony is ideal for you if:

  • you are interested in exploring the intimacy, independence, personal power or prosperity;
  • you are working with relationship issues related to boundaries, authority, co-dependency or guilt;
  • you are a teen or young adult seeking to better understand your passage into adulthood (can be done at any age);

Details:

Friday, January 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (3.5 hours)
Location: 36 Simcoe Street in Ottawa.
Cost: $108

Learn more here

*Free Online Meditation* : December 21 at 9 am

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Berdhanya’s Council of Earth is a group of light workers that has been meeting for over 10 years. Its members are healers and seekers from several walks of life, bringing together a wealth of experience of diverse backgrounds of mystical understanding and self-transformation.

The Council of Earth sustains an energy that is uniquely healing, transformative and highly expansive.

You are invited to join us for our annual public healing meditation and satsang.

When:Dec. 21 9 am
Where: Online, via Skype (search for Berdhanya Swami Tierra Canada)

 
Free of charge,
Limited seating
Pre-registration required.

All welcome.
Find out more about Berdhanya Swami Tierra here

January Practical Awakening Course

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“This class has helped me understand myself better – how to be able to take a step back and see things from a more calm perspective.  Spirituality is something I had never tried to understand, yet it is one of the most important things we should learn to understand.  If everyone practiced it, the world would be a more loving place.  I strongly believe this is something that should be taught to our children in school!”  -Matt

Course Overview

This course is designed to support your spiritual awakening in a practical and experiential way.

You will learn:

  • a simple and sustainable daily meditation practice;
  • the dynamics of mind, body, emotions and environment;
  • basic principles of natural wellness;
  • your capacity for higher states of perception (e.g. intuition).

This course is ideal for you if:

  • you are in a period of personal transition;
  • you are seeking ways to reduce stress, and naturally improve your health and creativity
  • you are curious to learn more about spirituality, meditation, accessing intuition or natural healing modalities;

What to expect:

  • yoga, breathing exercises and guided meditation (suitable for beginners and those of any experience level);
  • an exploration of the connection between mind, body and emotions;
  • an introduction to holistic health, based on your individual needs and body type;

No experience is required. This course is open to seekers of all levels of experience or background. We are not affiliated with any particular tradition or religion.

Details
Thursday,  January 4 – Feb 1, 2017 (5 weeks)
7 pm – 9 pm
Location: 36 Simcoe Street in Ottawa.
Cost: $295
Registration
Spaces are limited; a $50 deposit is required to reserve your space.
Register by contacting briyafreeman@gmail.com

Your Guide
Briya Freeman has been facilitating courses in natural healing, meditation and stress reduction in both private and corporate settings since 2011.

She primarily draws her inspiration from her long term mentorship under the guidance of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin, which whom she regularly travels facilitating retreats across Canada and internationally.

Briya is committed to promoting consciousness as a foundation for more artful, inspired and deliberate ways of living. She currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.

Learn more about Briya here

Testimonials

“Briya is kind, bright, sunny, simple, convincing, clear and patient. One of the best investments I have ever made. I intend to deepen my understanding with Briya and her associates.”- Peter

“The Practical Awakening course has surpassed all of my expectations. Coming into the course as someone going through a personal transition and looking for ways to work through that, learn more about myself and to make an overall investment into my physical, mental and emotional well being- I found everything that I was looking for. Moreover, Briya has introduced me to basics of meditation, finding comfort in stillness and inactivity in order to focus on my inner self. Great course and I greatly recommend it to all.” -Alex

“What makes this course stand out is that Briya has a gift to see where you are currently misaligned and can gently point you in the right direction.”  – Richard

November News: Moving, Activating Grace & A Miracle Tea

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Dear Ones,

I hope the fall is treating you well, as we things start to accelerate as we prepare for the winter holidays.

Tonight, I am hanging out by a wood-burning stove after a few weeks of unexpected movements and upheaval. The last few months have taken me away from my new home (+ teaching space) in downtown Ottawa to the gorgeous hills outside of Wakefield, Quebec.

All unplanned, but (as always), I am in good hands.

I wanted to keep the connection with you through this most inspired course on grace via Skype, developed by my teacher, Berdhanya Swami Tierra.For those who have taken Practical Awakening, the Temple of Grace Course explores the first layer of the soul bodies. Here, we will move beyond Earth perception into the understanding of  “I create my reality and all my experiences”.

Over 5-weeks, we will explore this and other related topics, including:

  • the sixth chakra and it’s role: discrimination, self-confidence, immunity, and clear projections
  • your relationship to your gifts in your daily life;
  • the impacts of your good deeds (i.e. good karma);
  • the energetic impacts and resources to heal the impacts of guilt, fear and self-judgment;
  • access to higher guidance and intuition.

It’s a very powerful course, and generally leaves people feeling very inspired, uplifted and with new perspectives on themselves and their reality.

Open to all, and starts this Thursday on Skype.

Details are here

I’m also sharing an article this week on 10 Incredible Benefits of Tulsi Tea, an incomparable herbal ally to keep you energized, grounded and healthy this fall and winter.

Have a great November.

In Service,

Briya