Why “From The Hearth?”
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HEARTH   noun  [pronounced ‘harth’]

1. the floor of a fireplace or area in front of a fireplace

2. this symbolizing the home

 

The One Person Revolution is facilitated by a practice of coming home to yourSelf:

Choose to feed your transformative fire within, discover your personal power, and embrace your personal freedom to live life on your own terms.

What is The One Person Revolution?

The One Person Revolution is a yogic vision for this world where every person has the freedom to choose to take effective self-responsibility.

This is my Vision for what I want to create in business and how I live my personal life.

I am The One Person Revolution. And so are you!

Why do you offer so many different things?

When I started this business a few years ago, I was in a completely different stage of my practice than I am now. As I have grown and changed, this business – as an expression of my practice – has grown and changed as well.

I am currently in the process of phasing out the e-commerce side of my offerings, in favour of devoting more of my resources towards teaching Yoga philosophy as is in alignment with my vision and mission at this time. Until that transition is complete, I will continue to offer a wider range of products and services.

Where can I find your refund/return policy?

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Why are you teaching Yoga when you are white?

Because its teachings are radically transforming my life, and it is currently part of my practice to share them with others.

I acknowledge that I live and share the incredible teachings of Yoga while I am not a descendent of South Asian culture and was not born into the South Asian Tradition of thought.

As it is presented in The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali, Yoga is a formal South Asian contribution to moral philosophical disagreement. It exists in critical opposition to the Western Tradition of thought – the primary method of thought utilized in our violent dominant culture today.

Yoga goes far beyond the movement, breath and concentration practices that have been interpreted and appropriated by the Western Tradition. I am actively participating in a process of unlearning philosophical and cultural appropriation and am committed to sharing this vital work with my community.

Yoga is a radically transformational way of living that can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. I am humbled to guide such a practice, and do so with deep reverence for the incredible impact that it has had on my life, and it’s potential impact on my client’s lives should they choose it.

I will continue my practice of honouring the roots of Yoga by referencing the original teachings that – whenever possible – are translated by professional researchers in the field of philosophy who are committed to combatting Orientalism.

My philosophy teacher is Dr. Shyam Ranganathan of Yoga Philosophy, and I am currently undergoing the 100 Hour Certification that he offers. I highly recommend engaging with his work!

What are your credentials?

The vast majority of the experience from which I teach and share is based on my personal practices. At this time, in this culture, we often place more weight on certifications because we can understand them intellectually; if this resonates as true in your experience, I invite you to interrupt this habit, instead turning to your body for guidance. If a message that someone shares resonates in your body, you might choose to lend weight to that experience. This is part of a Self-Intimacy practice that I refer to as ‘being in alliance with your body.’

For your intellectual side (it is still valid!), I offer the following information that may be of interest to you.

Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication

(Current)

 

The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) is a global organization that supports the learning and sharing of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings.

 

CNVC’s mission is to contribute to more sustainable, compassionate, and “life-serving” human relations in the realms of personal change, interpersonal relationship and in social systems and structures, such as business/economics, education, justice, healthcare, and peace-keeping.

 

By the time the Certification process is complete, participants will have:

  • A strong grounding in NVC consciousness, demonstrated by their views of social change and NVC spirituality, and by participating in an NVC community.
  • A deep understanding of the NVC process, and proficient teaching skills, as well as a willingness to continue to grow in all these areas.
  • At least one year of teaching NVC as a non-certified trainer, including leading workshops and practice groups; significant training experiences with at least three different CNVC Certified Trainers for guidance; and at least 50 days of NVC training over the course of three to five years.

100 Hour Yoga Philosophy Certification

(Current)

 

This course is designed to be a one of a kind ethical theory review on a global scale.

 

It begins with a broad review of standard Western ethical theory (Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Hume, Kant, Bentham, Mill), moves to influential East Asian ethical theory (Taoism and Confucius) and culminates in South Asian moral philosophy (Jainism, Early Buddhism, Later Buddhism, three main versions of Vedānta, and the related Pūrva Mīmāṃsā ). At the end, Yoga is reviewed from sources such as the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Yoga Sūtra, and the Bhagavad Gītā.

 

Students will come to appreciate how many of the popular ideas associated with Yoga (scams) are actually derivable from famous Western options that are projected on to Yoga, and how Yoga constitutes a radical moral theory that, in practice, disrupts systemic discrimination and harm, and is a basis for prosperity. Students learn how Yoga disrupts mechanisms associated with the world’s current problems for humans, nonhuman animals and the environment.

75 Hour Skill In Action Continuing Education Program

(Current)

 

This program is designed for trained teachers looking to deepen their spiritual practice and teaching and learn more about the intersection of justice and yoga.

 

It offers a comprehensive, inspired approach to transformational social change work. Students will gain knowledge and skills to connect the transformation on the mat to the change that is possible off of the mat.

 

This continuing education program is unique in that it is centered around radicalizing wellness and spiritual spaces; it’s centered around what it takes to stay engaged in a movement for social change, how to build relationships across lines of difference, and how to take collective action.

200 Hour Yoga Outreach Certification

(2021)

 

This program offers participants a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the practices and philosophies of yoga using a trauma-informed, student-centred approach. Taught through a social justice lens, students will explore how yoga supports equity, inclusion, and community care within a class, and out in the world.

 

Students experience a blend of theory and practice from a trauma-informed perspective and will leave with a practical understanding of strengths-based teaching, a foundation in trauma-informed principles, and the ability to assess accessibility for various communities.

300 Hour Shamanic Yoga Certification and Medicine Wheel

(2020)

 

This certification is a series of initiations that strengthens participant’s relationship yoga asana, the Earth and the realms of Spirit. Through this experiential training one build’s a Mesa – a personal alter to hold a vision of one’s healed state and the power of one’s work in this lifetime. The limbs of Yoga are explored with an emphasis on asana and alignment maps in order to observe and experience a common foundation of forms in the body, and how to build upon this foundation.

 

This methodology comes from Mountain Shamanism, and the topography of this course is landmarked by three main threads: expressive arts, Shamanism and yoga (Non Dual Shakta Tantra).

10-Day Cacao Facilitation Immersion Training – Costa Rica

(2019)

 

In this immersive and experiential training, Participants learn how to confidently hold ceremonial space, how to connect with Cacao Spirit, and how to source, make and serve ceremonial cacao.

 

Participants gain a deeper understanding of themselves, the world and plant medicines while connecting to their voice, learning to drum and sing medicine songs. Emphasis is also placed on navigating and managing one’s and others energetic states and wellbeing during the ceremony process.

B.Env.St. – Honours, University of Manitoba

(2014)

 

Environmental Studies focuses on the social, institutional, political, and legal aspects surrounding environmental issues and concerns.

 

Through an interdisciplinary approach, environmental issues relating to human population, sustainable resource development, pollution conservation, environmental health, endangerment and preservation of species are explored. In conjunction with alternative conditions that have the potential to reverse current trends and contribute to ecological sustainability.

Does From The Hearth pour custom order soaps and candles?

Yes! Custom soaps and candles make excellent

  • party favours,
  • host gifts,
  • additions to boutique shops,
  • additions to care packages,
  • energetic tools to accompany wellness offerings.

Wholesale pricing is applied. Please contact connect@from-thehearth.ca to discuss this further.

 

NOTE:

For custom soaps there is a minimum requirement of 6 weeks for delivery from confirmation of recipe.

For custom candles there is a minimum requirement of 2 weeks for delivery from confirmation of recipe. 

What is Cacao?

Cacao is what chocolate is made from! It is the seed of the tropical fruit known as Theobroma Cacao. Chocolate is made by combining certain portions of cocoa powder (the de-fatted cacao) and cacao butter (the fat from the bean) along with other ingredients to get the consistency and taste we know as chocolate. However, commercially produced cacao/cocoa/chocolate is not the Plant Spirit medicine that you seek; if you can buy it in the grocery store, it’s not ceremonial grade.

I use the term ‘Cacao’ to refer to the purest form of Cacao, that which has nothing removed, and only very specific ingredients added with intention. This is synonymous with ‘Ceremonial Grade Cacao.’
The fruit is harvested when ripe then fermented and dried; this process alkalizes the beans and activates the beneficial compounds within. Then they are often roasted which finishes the flavour and kills the bacteria that accumulates during the fermentation phase. After this, the husks are removed and the nibs are finely ground, possibly tempered and moulded.

Ceremonial grade cacao is minimally processed and handled at every step of production with intention, love and respect.

And if your wondering whether Cacao is ‘good for you,’ rest easy as Cacao is considered a superfood!

It is packed with beneficial and vital minerals: magnesium, chromium, copper, calcium, manganese, zinc, sulfur, iron and phosphorus.

It stimulates the release of neuro-chemicals that beneficially affect our state of mind: norepinephrine (joy), serotonin (health and well being), dopamine (pleasure), anandamine (bliss), and phenylethylamine (excitement, alertness, attention). The mild bitterness can also serve to cleanse the liver or release emotions, and the alkaloid content of pure cacao boosts circulation and absorption of nutrients.

This Plant Spirit will never cease to amaze me; it is one of the most pharmacologically complex plant substances known to humans!

Can I enjoy Cacao if I have specific dietary preferences?

Cacao is naturally:

Gluten Free
Vegetarian
Vegan
Sugar Free
Keto Friendly
Paleo Friendly
Low FODMAP

The Cacao that we drink in Circle is also organic and fair trade.

Does From The Hearth facilitate private Cacao Circles?

Yes! A private Cacao Circle can be a great way to celebrate a birthday, graduation or other large life event with the people who are closest to you.

Please contact connect@from-thehearth.ca to discuss this further.

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