June 18th, 11-2pm & 4-6pm
Join Shahar Rabi, Ph.D., RCC, and Rebekka Walker, E-RYT 500, for a heartfelt exploration of our relationship to Self, and the joyful bliss of consciousness. Peering through the view points of psychology, mindfulness, yogic practices, and archetypal symbology, we will ask questions like,
What do you have to say yes to, to experience joy?
What do you have to let go of?
What awakens the joy within?
What diminishes it?
"I laugh when I think how I once sought paradise as a realm outside of the world of birth. It is right in the world of birth and death that the miraculous truth is revealed. But this is not the laughter of someone who suddenly acquires a great fortune; neither is it the laughter of one who has won a victory. It is, rather, the laughter of one who; after having painfully searched for something for a long time, finds it one morning in the pocket of his coat..."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Spaces are limited!
About the facilitators:
Shahar Rabi, Ph.D., is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Program Director at the Orchard Recovery Centre on Bowen Island, has worked for several years as a therapist and educator in Canada, Israel, and India. Shahar provides a holistic approach that engages the emotional, mental, relational, spiritual and physical aspects of his clients, with deep respect for their belief systems and cultures. His therapeutic orientations include: solution-focused therapy; acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT); existential therapy; narrative therapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy, archetypal therapy and embodiment work. Areas of focus that Shahar addresses include substance abuse, major life changes, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, pain management, personal development and life planning, spiritual and/or emotional crises, spiritual meaning and youth counseling. Shahar believes that education and therapy should provide a healing space for his students and clients to explore the feelings, thoughts, behaviors and relationships that cause difficulties in their lives. He has a great deal of experience in teaching and bringing together Eastern and Western wisdom in a practical and accessible manner.
Rebekka Walker is a Yoga Alliance Certified E-RYT 500 with a background in Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative, Anusara Yoga, & over 2000 hours of teacher training in these methods. Her lifelong study and exploration of tantric and buddhist philosophy, Ayurveda, holistic healing and therapeutic bio-mechanics, has led Rebekka to develop and teach yoga & yoga therapy programs worldwide. Guiding students to share in the wisdom of yoga with clarity, joy and exquisite precision has been her passion for over 15 years. With a focus on alignment and inspiration, Rebekka’s classes, courses, retreats and workshops are heart warming, poetic journeys, inside and out… A contributing writer for various publications, when she isn’t travelling to teach, write or practice you can find her at home on Bowen Island with her beloved dog Hemingway.