Nitõtitān – Let’s Listen: A Yogic retreat to deepen connection to self, community and Land
With Malina Dawn
June 3 - 8, 2022
Nitõtitān is a Cree word meaning ‘Let’s listen’. Listening deeply is key to living in balance. Living in balance means we are not only taking good care of our self, but being an active and willing participant in life. We take care of our communities, the earth and all our relatives. When we are present and clear the debris of the mind, we can then listen and this listening allows us to learn where we are out of balance and make the changes necessary to live a joyful and fulfilling life centred in service. When we are in a state of present moment listening, we can hear the breath of our ancestors and instructions meant for us to live a meaningful life.
This retreat is intended to hold you as you are, you may drop into deep states of relaxation, process grief, catch new visions for your life, remember how to feel good in your body and mind. These indigenous ways of being are medicine that will meet you exactly where you are.
In this retreat on toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), and ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) Nations territory, you will have the opportunity to dive deep into contemplation and relationship with land through yogic and Cree Métis cultural teachings. Students will have two daily practices consisting of Hatha, yin/restorative, pranayama (breath work), japa (chanting), medicine songs and different forms of meditation. Each practice will be designed to bring the student into a place of stillness and contemplation. Expect to be moved by silence and sound in this retreat. There will be a drum circles and teachings at the beginning and woven throughout the retreat. You will be encouraged to practice bringing yoga off the mat and into the world after the retreat.
Students can book private sessions with Malina while at the retreat to get insight into what practices or changes can help them create the transformation they desire in their lives.
A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
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Malina is a queer nehiyaw-ahpihtawikosisān iskwew (Cree Métis woman) who weaves together, the worlds of indigenous wisdom and yogic knowledge. Raised on the prairies and well travelled through her young adult years, she found her own healing path through Yoga and the Red Road. Through reclaiming her culture and applying the principals taught in traditional ceremony and the science of yoga, she has experienced great healing and personal transformation. Through this indigenous world view and way of life, she has discovered how these two paths have parallel teachings, deep roots, sweet medicine and weave together beautifully. She is now a drum carrier…
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