Welcome to our first annual “Trinity Bight Yoga and Wellness Festival”. We are so excited to be hosting the first every Yoga Festival in Newfoundland. We feel the time is ripe for our province to create our Yoga Community in a beautiful part of the province with stunning seascapes and world class hiking trails.
Please bear with us as we develop this great idea into a beautiful experience. Please feel free to provide us with feedback in order to make this event a huge success. Just email us at Yogafestival@hikediscovery.com. As you can see Newfoundland has some wonderful yoga teachers and we would like to provide the opportunity for them to come together for you!
**Please take note this schedule may change. A finalized schedule will be sent to each registered participant at the end of March.
** Meals and accommodations are on your own. We will provide a light snack on both Saturday and Sunday morning.
** There is one scheduled hike at the end of the day on Saturday, all other hikes will be on your own. A list of the hiking trails will be provided also at the end of March. We would suggest, weather permitting you come early hike on Friday, or take your hike Sunday afternoon. Most hikes in the area are about one and half hours in duration if you are a moderate hiker.
Intuition Into Action: 5 Steps to a Happy Healthy Life.Reconnect. Get Clear. Practice taking inspired action. Friday, May 4th from10am -4pm (lunch included)
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." ~ Albert Einstein
Do you feel your life is off track? Is it time to make changes that are aligned with who you truly are? Or are you ready to feel even more fulfilled on a daily basis? Intuition is your inner GPS - giving you the guidance you need to make the decisions that are right for you.
In this practical workshop, you'll learn about intuition, why it's important, and many techniques to develop and access it so that you're using your intuitive right brain to receive direction and your action-oriented left brain to help implement the next inspired steps in your life. You need both for a happy, healthy, successful life.
Testimonial: " Dominique's engaging workshop brought immediate clarity to a difficult decision and provided me more peace of mind. Dominique taught me to be in touch with what feels 'right' in my future." ~ Kathy Hickman - Career Coach & Trainer (St. John's)
Come and relax, restore, rejuvenate, repair and rehabilitate ...
Experience a customized massage therapy treatment at
Massage Therapy Trinity East
Situated in a cozy sea view location tucked into the gentle slope of Trinity East we are opening our doors early this year and are eager to enhance your Yoga Weekend in the Trinity Bight.
Courtney E Spracklin RMT CRA-RP will be available to help maximize your total wellness experience, her training makes her your ideal partner in creating the right treatment for you! Courtney uses a combination of her training in Acupressure, Reiki, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Traditional Swedish Massage to offer her clients a personalized treatment.
Why not kick start your weekend with a grounding Reiki treatment, pamper yourself in the middle with a Rain Drop Massage or follow up your weekend with a relaxing Swedish Massage?
To Book please send an email to RMT.TrinityEast@gmail.com, we’ll secure your spot and send a follow-up confirmation.
Be sure to book ahead and secure one of the following appointment times!
Friday afternoon :12:00, 1:30, 3:30 and 4:45
Saturday afternoon 1:00, 5:00, 6:30 and 7:45
Sunday afternoon: 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30
Reiki $60.00 (60 minute) - Aids the body in reducing pain & relieving stress while promoting healing & energy balancing by creating a deep state of relaxation.
Rain Drop Massage $135.00 (75mins) – a unique aromatherapy experience with specific massage techniques using authentic YoungLiving Essential oils to create a rejuvenating & relaxing experience.
Swedish Massage $95.00 (60 minutes)- tailored to your needs (relaxation, deep tissue, etc.)
** Each treatment comes with a take home custom Epsom Salt gift designed to compliment your treatment and address your unique therapy needs!
Friday May 4, 2018
7:15-8:15 Hatha Flow, all Levels, “Wringer her Out” – Kelly Bursey
8:15-9:15 NIA Dance Party – Elaine Marie Dunphy
Saturday May 5, 2018
9:00-10:00 Iyengar Yoga – Bev Winsor
10:00-11:00 Whole Based Plant Nurtrition – Gloria Williams
11:00-1200 Alignment –Based Hatha Yoga – Meaghan Burridge
14:00-15:00 Neurogenic Yoga – Helena Butler
15:00-16:00 Guided Creative Visualization Meditation – Dominque Hurley
16:20 Intuitive Walkabout – Dominique Hurley
7:30 Evening Out at Port Rexton Brewery
Sunday May 6, 2018
9:00-10:00 Enhance Your Life with the Ancient Life Science of Ayurveda – Bobby Bessey
1000-1100 Ashtanga Yoga – Susan Hounsell
1100-1200 Sound of Yoga – Meranda Squires
Instructors Biographies and Credentials
Dominique Hurley Class Description: Guided Creative Visualization Meditation. Come raise your vibration and tune into your inner guidance to live in alignment with your highest good. During this entertaining active contemplation, you will journey into your inner world to discover the riches and wellness and intuition available to you.
*Please bring along a journal and pen.
Class Description: Intuitive Walkabout on "Gun Hill Trail"
Come explore your world of personal symbolism as a source for creative decision-making.
There are so many ways to connect to Guidance. An Intuitive walkabout is a quick, easy and fun way to get the answers you need. And when you do it while walking in nature, you get the added support of fresh air, movement and Mother Earth’s wisdom.
*Please bring along a journal and pen
Biography: Dominique’s life purpose is to explore and express her love of beauty and the beauty of love. She’s followed her Spirit Calls around the world as an intuition expert, visionary artist, naturotherapist, educator and the creator of the Intuition Treasure Map: 5 Steps to Happy Healthy Life. Dominique creates a loving safe space where messages come through in fun, entertaining, creative and life changing ways. Her energy infused art, intuitive readings, meditations, workshops and writings are co-created to nourish your transformation journey so that you too can live in alignment with your highest self.
**Dominique Hurley is offering a full-day Intuition into Action: 5 Steps to A Happy Healthy Life Workshop on May 4th before the start of the festival. For information and tickets, go to www.dominiquehurley.com/intuition-intensive/
Meranda Squires Class Description: The Sound of Yoga. Chanting and Meditation. Experience a musical high through singing, drums, guitar, singing bowls, dotar, tambora and more. Meranda’s life purpose is to create community, raise consciousness and empower others to live their soul’s true freedom.
Biography: Meranda grew up in the Ferryland Lighouse on the East Coast of NL. Meditation, dance and creativity were naturally inspired by her surroundings of the open and spacious habitat and her artistic parents, Gerald and Gail Squires. In 1983, Meranda travelled to India and stayed for 17 years to pursue an indepth study of meditation, Yoga and Vedant Philosophy. She returned in 2000 to establish her spiritual center. The Lotus Center and Gerald Squires Fine Art Gallery are located at 52 Prescott St., St. John’s.
Meranda is certified as a teacher of Advanced Studies in Yoga Science, Vedant Philosophy and the Theory and Practice of Meditation, a Soma Yoga Instructor from Kulu, HP India. A certified thai Yoga bodywork practitioner from Chaing Mau, Thailand and a certified Enlightenment Master, a Mind Clearer, Couples Mind Clearer and Counselor with Lawrence Noyes Seminar, USA. Her Lotus Center is a Yoga Alliance certified training school, training 10-15 teachers yearly. She offers trainings in personal and professional development such as the Yoga Enlightenment Studies Program and the Bascis of Mind Clearing. She holds workshops and retreats from yoga and meditation to Enlightenment from Yoga diet to exploring past lives.
Gloria Williams Class Description: Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition.
Gloria who has recently graduated from e-Cornel University, Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition will provide a presentation on the benefits of Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition. This is a diet which is gaining popularity among people who strive for a healthy lifestyle; based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains and legumes.
Biography: Gloria is a graduate of the Lotus Center Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2009, specializing in the area of Somatics and Yoga Philosophy. She has also studied Yoga Nidra, Anatomy and Yoga assists, YIN professional yoga teacher training and others. Gloria is a certified Vegan Chef (raw program) and presently studying on-line with Rouxbe Institute; Plant Based Culinary Program. She is the sole proprietor/Director of Soothe Downtown Spa, St. John’s. In this regard Gloria has studied Esthetics and is presently working toward Thai yoga massage certification. Gloria brings a compilation of experiences including service industry, community development, social work, health promotion consultant, yoga teacher and performer. She engages in Enlightenment Intensives, Meditation classes and the World Peace Diet. She is a dance, hike, travel and culinary arts enthusiast!
Bobby Bessey Class Description: Enhance Your Life with the Ancient Life Science of Ayurveda. “ When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need” Charaka Samhita.
More than a questionnaire to determine an elusive personality label, Ayurveda is a mind expanding science that guides us on a personal journey to physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Learn how discovering your connection to the basic fabric of our universe can be channeled into a recipe for health and wellness in daily life. Bobby will highlight some of ayurveda’s basic approaches to food and daily ritual to introduce this powerful science of living well.
Biography: Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500 RPYT is Owner/Operator of Shakti Yoga and Wellness which specializes in prenatal, postnatal and hatha yoga instruction. Under this umbrella she is Director of Shakti Prenatal Yoga and Yoga Nidra teacher trainings which are taught both locally and internationally. Bobby is the co-founder, Director and senior teacher of Yoga Teacher Training NL, YTT-NL. YTT-NL is a 200 hr. program that has trained more than 75 yoga teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador to date. When Bobby is not teaching yoga she provides birth support as a birth doula and educator, is a reiki practioner, and most recently spent 4 months in Northern India studying to become an Ayurveda Practioner (Level 1) with Dr. Arun Sharma of the Ayuskama Ayurveda Clinic and Panchakarma Center. In the midst of all this she practices her greatest passion, which is being a mother to two wonderfully energetic little boys.
Meaghan Burridge Class Description: Seeking the Sweet Spot. This practice will explore a wide variety of asana throught the lens of good, healthy, physical alignment. Using alignment principles to balance stability and freedom in the body, we will seek “the sweet spot” in each pose. As in the body, so too in the heart and mind, our focus on physical alignment is designed to bring us deeper into the sweet spot of the self.
Biography: Meaghan Burridge is the cofounder, Director and senior teacher of Yoga Teacher Training NL. YTT-NL has trained more than 75 yoga teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador and is enjoying its 7th consecutive year in 2018. A teacher of alignment based hatha yoga, Meaghan’s style was cultivated in the system of Anusara Yoga under the tutelage of Robin Golt and Barrie Risman in Montreal. In 2009, Meaghan cofounded Shakti Yoga Studio in St. John’s. Today, Meaghan enjoys a beautiful and sustainable balance of teaching yoga and raising her three children.
Kelley Bursey Class Description: Wring’er Out Twisty Flow. Kelly teaches alignment based hatha yoga. She has been practicing yoga since 2003. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Shakti Yoga in 2012. Kelly has been inspired by the alignment based approach of Anusara Yoga and has continued her studies with Christina Sella, Noah Maze and Gioconda Parker. Kelly’s Yoga classes combine breath based movements and are taught with clear alignment instructions that allow the student to become fully integrated in their practice.
Biography: Kelly is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Registered Dental Hygenist. Her goal as a health coach is to inform, empower and support people on their journey to wellness so that they may make a positive health and lifestyle change to become more vibrant, happy and healthy.
Helena Butler Class Description: Neurogenic Yoga. Come and experience Neurogenic Yoga ™, Trauma Healing and Stress Reduction yoga practice with Helena as she guides you through the steps of connecting with yourself.
Biography: Helena is an E-RYT500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider) IYT Advanced Teacher of Yoga Therapy, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Member of International Association of Yoga Therapists, IAYT. She is also certified in Neurogenic Yoga, Yin, Prenatal, Core Strength, Chair Yoga, Restorative, Relax and Renew Trainor, Reiki Master, Therapeutic Call Work, Somatics, Functional Yoga Advanced Assessment, Level 3 Thai Yoga Massage, Children’s Yoga with Karma Kids New York.
Elaine Dunphy Class Description: NIA Dance Party
Elaine has always had a passion for dance. In 2006 she took her first Belly Dancing Class; she was captivated. Her dance journey has been one filled with joy (which just happens to be her motto). Elain has learned that paying attention to one’s inner voice brings a life full of beautiful moments and movements. Upon discovering the joy of NIA in June 2016, she quickly realized it was not just a form of dance, it was a lifestyle. Elaine sought training and earner her NIA White Belt. She now uses her training, skill and dance experience to infuse joy of life with the 52 gentle, easy on the body, NIA movements. NIA uses many styles of music to engage the brain and artistic self-expression. NIA leaves you feeling relaxed and energized. It is a class unlike anything you have previously experienced and is best explained by trying a class.NIA integrates body, mind, emotions and spirit addressing fitness, holistically. The NIA technique was founded by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Aya Rosas in 1983 in the San Francisco Area.
Bev Winsor Class Description: Iyengar Yoga.
Iyengar Yoga is named after BKS Iyengar, it is a form of hatha yoga that has emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the practice.
Bev Winsor has been studying yoga since the l980’s. She is a longtime Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher in St. John’s where she has been teaching for over 30 years. Bev is the owner of the Yoga Room on Prospect Street. Bev has maintained her practice by visiting Pune, India to study with the Inyengar School of Yoga.
Susan Hounsell Class Description: Ashtanga Yoga
Susan is a KPJAYI level 11 authorised teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. She has made sixteen trips, many extended, over the last fourteen years to study at the Sr K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. Susan is one of 10 in Canada qualified to teach at this level. Originally from St. John’s, NL she has shared the Astanga practice with students in Canada, Australia and Chilie. A special highlight was being asked to teach a class to Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. She continues to study with Sharath in Mysore every year, where she is learning the Advanced “A” series.
We have attempted to bring you the most updated information and listings of accommodations and dining however prices are subject to change and all providers may not be listed, we apologize if we have missed anyone in our attempt to complete our listing and ask you to contact us to be added to our list. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
This region of the province has a variety of accommodation options including inns, bed & breakfasts, housekeeping units, parks and self-contained vacation homes. If you are travelling with co-workers / friends or family you may want to coordinate your accommodations and find the right choice for you and your organization / company.
You are also encouraged to check the listings conveniently found in the provincial travel guide online at www.newfoundlandlabrador.com / eastern accommodations.
If you have any questions when booking accommodations, need clarification or directions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Bed and Breakfasts
Artisan Inn / Campbell House
Contact: Tineke Gow
Location: Port Rexton
Contact: John & Peggy Fisher
We have attempted to bring you the most updated information and listings of accommodations and dining however prices are subject to change and all providers may not be listed, we apologize if we have missed anyone in our attempt to complete our listing and ask you to contact us to be added to our list. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many dining options around the Bonavista Peninsula the following is a partial list of the dining options that are available.