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New Classes, New Teachers, New day

We bring you many options in yoga, martial arts and meditation.  check out our calendar for more details

we now offer yoga and martial arts as pre-registered classes!  

Most classes are $80-120 (incl hst) for 6 weeks.  

Chi Gong is $99 for 4 weeks with a free intro session 

Please look below to our calendar for upcoming yogic and martial arts sessions.  be well

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204 Spadina Avenue, 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

416-866-8484

info@pokeme.ca

Welcome to Six Degrees

You have found the Community Health Hub you are looking for!  

  • Stress, Illness, Pain?
  • Solutions, Options and Healing

You have been looking for support through healing & stress or for maintenance and wellness and you have found it.

Offering effective affordable health care for the past 7 years, Six Degrees is home to over 15 skilled and caring practitioners.  We won't judge you, and we will take you seriously.  We work with people towards their goals of health and wellness.  

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The Studio at Six Degrees!
We grow, we shift, we find our place.

Each of our teachers in every class is hand-picked for their skill, sensitivity and all around wonderfulness.  We hope you enjoy what we have to offer.

  • Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Kung Fu
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Applied Mindfulness


The Studio at Six Degrees is being intentionally created as a space where:

  • yoga is taught in a safety-first, anti-oppression, mind-body-spirit framework;
  • teachers have credentials & experience in holistic health care such as TCM, Ayurveda, MBSR, Osteopathy etc, and are values-aligned regarding inclusive community health;
  • and students experience increased wellness and inspiration to support unique and balanced life pursuits.

Programming fees are based on a pre-paid sliding-scale or a reasonable rate, thereby encouraging students to attend to their practice as a normal, regular health resource, not a luxury.


Class & course descriptions


Starting Monday March 31!..

 

Self-Healing Yoga sessions with nisha ahuja

 

Monday 6:30- 7:45pm, Mar 31 - May 12

 

cost: $80-120 incl. hst 

 

please pay as much as you can

 


 

For a beginner or seasoned yogic practitioner, these six yoga sessions at Six Degrees, focus on opening up your natural ability to offer healing to one’s own being combining yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and, sound meditation, woven with an introduction to jnana yoga (yogic philosophy and medicine) throughout each session. 

With nisha as a guide, we share a practice that is focused on meditation, pranic flow, and listening to the wisdom of the body and energetic being through hatha-style asana and breath. 

 

To register: info@pokeme.ca or 416 866 8484. 
Space is limited, please register to reserve your spot

Current classes:

Nourish: A creative practice to restore your spirit

Fridays 6:30-8:30pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28, 2014
Cost: $80-120 incl. hst (approx. $12-18 per session). Pay as much as you can. 
Material fee = $10 or donated materials (share ‘em, if you got ‘em) 

Wanna make art? 
Come in from the cold! We have a welcoming space to nourish your creative and emotional life. Each evening participants will be offered an inspiration into creative practice. Materials, space and friendly faces provided. Bring your favourite medium. Washable paints only please.

This series is for anyone who:
- needs inspiration to reignite a creative practice
- wants to practice their art or craft in a warm friendly environment
- wants to start an art practice
- wants to play with fun art materials
& is open to movement, sound & laughter to ignite the creative spirit

no experience necessary

This group will be guided by Roxanna Vahed, Expressive Arts Therapist
For questions or to register: 
info@pokeme.ca or 416-866-8484. 
Spaces are limited Please register ASAP.

 

Family Kung Fu with Rick Wong
Saturday 9:30 - 11:00 am, 13 week course, next course starts jan 18, 2014!  come and join us

Kids, sisters, brothers, parents & grandparents... everyone is welcome to Join Rick's Kung Fu class! Family Kung Fu for self defense and internal health. Based on the idea that kids learn and progress better with their parents working out with them and vice versa. Classes begin with stretch and strength exercises and then progress to martial applications and forms. Movement from Choi Lei Fut, Do Pi and Wu Tai Chi systems. Recommended 8 years and up in a girl friendly class. Rick is an Instructor at the Hong Luck Kung Fu Club, founded in 1961 which is Toronto's oldest continuously operating martial arts club. He also teaches Kung Fu and Lion Dance to students at Alexander Muir Gladstone Public School.

 

Coming up:


MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Dianna Last of Mindfulness Everyday
  • Tuesdays , 7-10pm  next course starts May 2014
  • email to get on the waiting list now 
  • Mindfulness Everyday is a non-profit organization and is offering this 8-week course at Six Degrees for only $310 plus HST.  
  • There is also a materials cost of $40 plus HST (book, workbook, cds)

Mindfulness Everyday is a dedicated team of teachers with formal mindfulness training who are highly experienced in conducting MBSR workshops in Toronto. Mindfulness Everyday offers a number of programs based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), first developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Mindfulness is the ancient practice of present moment, non-judgmental awareness of one's life experience.

Dr. Kabat-Zinn describes mindfulness as an approach to life based on the understanding that: “the present is the only time that any of us have to be alive – to know anything – to perceive – to learn – to act – to change – to heal”. MBSR programs have helped thousands of people transform their lives. The course is challenging and life-affirming.

Through a series of 8 weekly sessions, participants learn and integrate mind-body techniques, designed to uncover and strengthen resources that are already within them. Several studies have shown that MBSR can lower stress and increase vitality and well-being.

 
 
 
History of the classes we have offered

Nourish: A creative practice to restore your spirit

Fridays 6:30-8:30pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28, 2014
Cost: $80-120 incl. hst (approx. $12-18 per session). Pay as much as you can. 
Material fee = $10 or donated materials (share ‘em, if you got ‘em) 

Wanna make art? 
Come in from the cold! We have a welcoming space to nourish your creative and emotional life. Each evening participants will be offered an inspiration into creative practice. Materials, space and friendly faces provided. Bring your favourite medium. Washable paints only please.

This series is for anyone who:
- needs inspiration to reignite a creative practice
- wants to practice their art or craft in a warm friendly environment
- wants to start an art practice
- wants to play with fun art materials
& is open to movement, sound & laughter to ignite the creative spirit

no experience necessary

This group will be guided by Roxanna Vahed, Expressive Arts Therapist
For questions or to register: 
info@pokeme.ca or 416-866-8484. 
Spaces are limited Please register ASAP.


Mindful Yoga: Learning  to manage depression and anxiety

Six classes of meditative yoga led by Eleanor Berenson with techniques and exercises that can be taken home to cultivate mental wellness. Each class will include a full hatha/vinyasa flow, as well as pranayama and meditation instruction.

Starts Feb 15 - Mar 22 on Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30
Cost: $80-120 incl hst (approx 12-18 per session). Please pay as much as you can :)
This is a set of pre-registered classes.
To register email: info @pokeme.ca or call 416-866-8484

 

Intro to Yin Yoga with Aaron Ali
Wednesday 6 - 7:15pm, Jan 22 - Feb 26
cost: $80-120 incl. hst  
please pay as much as you can
 
Drawing from Traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, Yin Yoga opens joints, nourishes stillness, and IS the healing peace you have been seeking.  This class is for anyone who wants to practice Yin yoga and will support those new to the practice as well as those returning.

sign up for 6 weeks and support your inner peace throiughout Yin time (winter).

To register: info@pokeme.ca or 416 866 8484. 
Space is limited, please register to reserve your spot


Applied Mindfulness with Sabine Buhlmann
Wednesday, January 8th - March 5th 2014 (no course on February 5th)
Time: 7.30-9.00 pm
Costs: $ 270 (plus tax)
Included are 8 audio files with different meditations and a booklet.

This mindfulness meditation course is for you who want to reconnect with yourself and learn basic mindfulness meditation techniques. You will become familiar with mindfulness meditation and experience how it can be a support for you in your every day life as well as in your work life. 

You will get guided instruction in a series of mindfulness meditation practices, as well as practical exercises to bring mindfulness into everyday life. You will learn to focus the mind and to be more mindful with yourself and others. 

For registration and further information, please contact:

Sabine Buhlmann 
connect@lifecoachingmeditation.com
647 624 4080.
www.lifecoachingmeditation.com