07/24/18 Fitness by Jacflash's Women’s Power Yoga Workshop with Kay Ghajar and Art Therapist Afrinda
Fitness by Jacflash's Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and Art therapist Afrinda @artology!
Tuesday, July 24th 7-9pm at 165 Geary Ave, unit 2.
Parking all around premises.
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ALL LEVELS WELCOME AND BEGINNERS ENCOURAGED!
Yoga mats are provided for use for the evening by The Local Lululemon.
Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. She began exploring different styles of yoga after taking courses in positive psychology, which informed on the benefits of yoga and meditation. After a traumatic life event in university and failed progression through traditional counselling, she started practicing yoga and keeping a gratitude jar, which began her healing process and changed her outlook on life.
Kay received her 200-hour teaching certificate at Power Yoga Canada and will lead us through an amazing Power Yoga session. Her detailed, descriptive instruction and high energy makes the class exciting, comprehendible and achievable for the women in the class who are all at different levels.
This workshop we also have Toronto Born Artist/Art Therapist: AFRINDA @ARTOLOGY speaking to us about therapeutic art making.
POIESIS or “Creativity” which helps us connect our mind - our soul- and our bodies to one other in a non- direct, authentic and harmonious way. Art making has been used for millennia in various cultures and expressed in various customs and traditions from the beginning of time. Since, life is constantly changing- many of us forget to press pause to meditate, process, or even get away from all the technology that surrounds us daily. Therefore having artistic creation become a part of our lifestyle is very important, even a small act can lead to great profound healing and growth in all areas of our life- as everything is interconnected.
Some examples of therapeutic ART MAKING INCLUDE:
Art journaling, Painting, Clay Sculpting,
Body Mapping, Dream board Painting/ collage making etc…
ART & SCIENCE: Art making is the gateway to self-discovery and rejuvenation it has been proven to relieve stress scientifically; thereby boosting our immune system; improve neuroplasticity and reduce cortisol levels. Art and the creative processes not only helps us transform and digest many aspects of ourselves and understand that we are not alone or in race of life; but realize we are all here with a divine purpose. Once we can take a moment to step away from the chaos that life sometimes throws our way, we are then more able to create a clearer path and make peace with our past, present and future in a unique way. It has been proven for thousands of years and now thanks to updates in science we understand more.
Afrinda has always enjoyed music, dance and the arts. Her first big ARTISTIC accomplishment was in high school when she won a competition and her artworks became Published and now resides in the Canadian National Library in Ottawa. At that moment a seed was planted, although not yet realized. Before the age of 10 she lived in the Caribbean, U.K and U.S. These early experience fostered her own creative juices and became inspirations for her own later artworks. Learning about different cultures and travelling continues as sources of inspiration travelling to parts in central and South America, Caribbean, Africa and Europe have inspired many creative insights. Life is a canvas and every part of the world has something to share about the journey.
Education & Training: Afrinda is a University of Toronto Graduate who completed her thesis in Creative Arts & Alzheimer’s at the Bay crest Centre for Geriatric care. At Baycrest she worked with clients who were Holocaust survivors. Some survivors were unable to speak English and others could not see- however she was still able to communicate effectively via drawing and painting, many stories were finally able to be told.
Overall her training and experience in the Visual arts & Art Therapy sector over the past 10 years lends to a wealth of expertise to draw from. Working in many medical an community areas include everywhere from: Clinical Pediatric Palliative care settings to working with former child soldiers who are now adults struggling with PTSD. Her most treasured experiences are those she had working with Women in the High Risk Obstetrics care unit at Sunnybrook hospital. Over the years she has trained in Reiki and other forms of healing and expressive art forms and incorporate these into her artistic sessions. Art is a sacred divine process, and she welcomes the time to share her experiences with you all!!!