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“Holding Space: A Practical Look at the 4 Paths of Yoga”

Weekend Retreat with Dr. Shira Taylor and Janaki Stock

Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2015

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It could be said that cultivating and experiencing a sense of space within is a goal of yoga and spiritual practices. In the “Holding Space” Retreat we will explore what constitutes space, and how to cultivate it within the practice and within life. The retreat will include sessions on Vedanta (philosophy), Bhakti Yoga (devotional practices such as chanting), Hatha Yoga and Meditation and Karma Yoga (selfless service).

Vedanta is considered the great philosophy and ultimate reality, which underlies the practices of yoga. Vedanta is personal as well as a perspective on the world. It is immensely practical, helping us directly, in moments of difficulty, as well as transcendent. It requires only that we are willing to, in any situation, press pause for the briefest moment, and consider.

Join us for two light-hearted days of yoga, meditation, philosophy, kirtan and service, as well as time for reflection in the countryside and on the farm. It’ll be fun too! All are welcome. No experience necessary.

The weekend includes a Bhakti Yoga event on Sunday with Kirtan artist Brenda McMorrow.

Brenda Morrow, photo Mitchell Manz
Brenda McMorrow, photo Mitchell Manz

Location: Divine Love in Priceville, Ontario with accommodation in cabins at nearby Glencolton Farms, a 300-acre biodynamic farm specializing in dairy production. Divine Love is approximately 2 hours driving from Toronto. Carpooling can be arranged for those without transportation.

Retreat fee: Covers accommodation, food and includes ticket to Bhakti Yoga event. $100 early bird fee due by August 21, 2015. $120 after August 21. Fees are payable in advance by cheque or bank transfer. Donation (dana) to teachers is additional, a portion of which will be donated to the breakfast program at The Embodiments of Love Academy, Ebe, Nigeria. Donation can be made at the retreat.

To register, or for more information contact:

For more information on Dr. Shira Taylor visit

For more information on Janaki Stock visit

Divine Love Space
Divine Love Space
Glencolton Farm
Glencolton Farm
Glencolton Farm
Glencolton Farm
Cabin - sleeps 2 or 4
Cabin – sleeps 2 or 4

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