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Welcome to HeartSpace Circle

We are wired to connect and live in community, yet we feel more disconnected and isolated than past generations.

At HeartSpace Circle we bridge the gap between disconnection to connection.

Here, we create safe “brave” space for participants to be seen and heard while we engage with each other in ways that foster trust, empathy and connection.

We believe a healthy community or team, stems from individuals who have a sense of belonging and well-being, therefore we incorporate wellness and mindfulness tools/ techniques in our events.

 

What We Do

We create conscious space for people to connect.

Each community circle/ event operates on the four intentions of Council and is based on a theme. The theme creates space for participants to share stories from their life (instead of opinions). Each circle is unique and shaped by the theme and participants.

Some circles/ events may encompass writing, improv games/ ice breakers, meditation, gentle stretches, or breath work.

Our mission and desire to build safe spaces led us to launch SOMOS YOGA – Community Yoga for All Body Types . It is our goal to demystify yoga and have an inclusive, safe space for people to practice yoga in community.

Why Wellness?

At HeartSpace we believe a healthy community or team, stems from individuals who have a sense of belonging and well being.

In our fast paced society it can be challenging for us to unwind and relax when we get home from school or work.

The time we designate to exercise or meditate may get pushed aside when we are tired, stressed, faced with personal and family obligations or experience unexpected challenges at work, school or in the community. Stress of the day can result in restless, sleepless nights.

When we are constantly on the move, stressed and/or sleep deprived, overtime our bodies will become sluggish. If we don’t slow down or pause to rest, we will eventually get sick. If we continue to push our bodies to it’s limit continually, we may have long term health issues.

We care about wellness and the overall health of the community so much, that we incorporate mindfulness and wellness tools in all our circles and events.

Our wellness activities include:

  • Breath techniques / Breath-work (Pranayama)
  • Meditation / Guided Imagery
  • Mindfulness
  • Movement / Yoga Stretches
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Yin Yoga

Additional activities for growth and discovery:

  • Activities / Improv Games
  • Ice Breakers
  • Writing
  • and more

 

Origin Story

Somos Yoga

Around 2008-2009, I was interested in yoga and very intimidated by it. I had a lot of uncertainties, I didn’t know what type of yoga class to take, the poses looked intimidating, I was afraid I would hurt myself and I had many more questions.

It wasn’t until 2013, when I pursued a work-life balance, that I started my yoga practice. My first class was a gentle yoga class and it was a great place for me to start. Yoga is one of my passions and yoga, breath work and meditation (which are all aspects of yoga) changed my life.

For a few years, I felt called to enroll in yoga teacher training to study yoga at a deeper level, and I found that what kept me from starting yoga years ago, was now keeping me from starting yoga teacher training (YTT). Once I enrolled in YTT, I was immersed in all things yoga and my love for the practice deepened.

I did not feel guided to teach right away, instead I meditated on it. I noticed that as yoga grows in popularity, there is a growing amount of interest, but also misrepresentation and false assumptions about it.

Our social feeds are filled with images of people, in yoga poses that may intimidate some people, keep people away from yoga or assume “yoga is not for me” or “yoga is not for my body/ body type”.

Yoga IS much more than asana (the physical pose). It also includes breath work, meditation, mantra and self study to name few.

More importantly, YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY, BODY TYPE, RACE and ETHNICITY.

It is with that awareness and intention that SOMOS YOGA was born.

SOMOS YOGA translated means “We Are Yoga”. It creates a safe space for anyone to practice yoga. If you are an experienced yogi, new to yoga or curious about it, you are welcome here.

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in HeartSpace Circle!

Please complete our contact form below or send an email to HeartSpaceCircle@gmail.com.