FAQ’s2023-11-19T15:12:11-08:00

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Can I Create My Own Custom Wellness Package?2023-11-13T16:54:48-08:00

Absolutely! This is our favourite thing to do.

A Custom Yoga & Wellness Experiences is a unique experience for you and your group that is curated around your interests, your tastes or your special event.

Combine Any of the Following for Your Unique Event:

Experience durations and costs are variable based on what type of activities you choose to do and for how long you want to do them. You can choose 1 or any combination of activities, kind of like choosing your own wellness adventure! For example:

A local dental office requested a team building day for their staff. They settled in by all helping make a herbal friendship tea to drink, explored animal oracle cards and shared our most current read book. They were then led through a moving chocolate meditation followed by crafting their own essential oil diffusing gemstone bracelets. The workshop was topped off with a 1 hour yoga class and all left with ‘thank you for coming’ take home friendship tea. This experience was for 12 people and took 4 hours.

A woman wanted all of her favourite people together to celebrate her, 37th ‘Hippie Birthday to Me’ themed birthday party. After all of her friends arrived and got settled they began by co-creating a tie-dyed tank top for her to take home. While they snacked and shared a cup of tea they learned about the aerial hammocks and got to choose their favourite colour to play in. The group was led through a beginners aerial class to get the wiggles out in preparation for an anti-gravity sound journey (sound bath using a variety of instruments while floating in hammock). All friends were sent home with birthday girl themed book marks, stickers and a tumbled gemstone of choice. This experience was for 7 people and took 2 hours.

Create a Unique Wellness Experience For:

  • Yourself and/or loved ones in the comfort of your own home or outdoor location (weather permitting)
  • Your staff at your office as a part of your workplace wellness program
  • Your youth group or classroom to introduce alternative wellness modalities

Or for many other important events in your life such as your:

  • Wedding Day
  • Wedding Shower – Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Anniversaries & Date Nights
  • Gatherings & Reunions
  • Outdoor & Sporting Events
  • Arts & Music Festivals
  • Team Building Days
  • Workplace Wellness Programs
  • Youth & Specialized Groups

What is Mindful Crafting?2023-11-13T16:57:58-08:00

What is Mindful Crafting?

Mindful crafting is a moving meditation practice that brings you into the present moment. It pairs traditional meditation’s acts and goals with calm, repetitive movements. Instead of sitting still and your mind monkeying about, mindful crafting requires slow and deliberate movements.  It is an opportunity to connect with your creative self and gain a deeper appreciation for your finished project.

Moving meditations and mindful crafting have the ability to distract our thinking, rational mind and the “crafting” process (painting, knitting, beading etc) brings us to the present and into the creative frequency which is inherently a higher vibration.

Mindful crafting is a fun, creative way to bring mindfulness practices into your day and it is a gentle introduction to a more traditional meditation practice. It is also good for those who have a hard time sitting still or find peace in action.

By slowing down and dedicating time and energy to each step of building your project, you are able to fully experience and savour the actions.

Book a private Mindful Crafting Class for:

  • Yourself and/or loved ones in the comfort of your own home
  • Your staff at your office as a part of your workplace wellness program
  • Your youth group or classroom to introduce alternative wellness modalities

Or for many other important events in your life such as your:

  • Wedding Shower – Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Anniversaries & Date Nights
  • Gatherings & Reunions
  • Arts & Music Festivals
  • Team Building Days
  • Workplace Wellness Programs
  • Youth & Specialized Groups
Are There Benefits of Sound Bathing?2023-11-13T18:42:21-08:00

Sound Healing is used to alleviate symptoms caused by many conditions and everyone’s experience is different. A common response is a very relaxed and peaceful feeling whereas some people have visualizations and emotional breakthroughs. New things may emerge in each sound session.

The benefits of Sound Bathing include and are not limited to:

  • Deep relaxation allowing tension in the body to be released
  • Promotes circulation and clears energy blocks helping you feel balanced and replenished
  • Helps reduce stress, anxiety and mood fluctuations which leads to improved sleep

Ultimately, sound therapy supports our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, leaving us feeling balanced and refreshed.

“The use of sound as an established tool to heal, support, centre, empower, expand consciousness and to establish a mean to communicate in otherwise seemingly possible circumstances has been practised for thousands of years” and from every culture on earth. ~ Kathryn Player, The Sound of Healing

Can I Book a Private Group Sound Journey?2023-11-13T17:07:59-08:00

Absolutely!

Connect with us to book a time and location of your choice or see our upcoming events.

Invite your group of friends, family, co-workers, staff or students to enjoy this experience with.

Choose how you will allow your body to rest for the duration of the sound bath:

  • Build a nest on the floor (mats, blankets, bolsters, cushions) and settle in OR
  • Relax in your favourite chair or on a sofa OR
  • Float weightlessly in an aerial hammock (please inquire)

Move your body through a few basic stretches to get the wiggles out allowing your body to slow down and settle for the sound journey (optional).

Experience a mind, breath and body connection, deep relaxation of the body and mind through an array of instruments and enter a restorative state for energy healing and transformation.

Receive a break from electronic devices as they are silenced or turned off.

Opportunity for self-reflection and community connections before and after the sound journey over tea, oracle cards and journaling.

We look forward to sharing a sound journey with:

  • Yourself and/or loved ones in the comfort of your own home or outdoor location (weather permitting)
  • Your staff at your office as a part of your workplace wellness program
  • Your youth group or classroom to introduce alternative wellness modalities

Or for many other important events in your life such as your:

  • Wedding Day
  • Wedding Shower – Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Anniversaries & Date Nights
  • Gatherings & Reunions
  • Outdoor & Sporting Events
  • Arts & Music Festivals
  • Team Building Days
  • Workplace Wellness Programs
  • Youth & Specialized Groups
Can Anyone Attend an Aerial Yoga Class?2023-11-17T09:57:34-08:00

Aerial Yoga, Restorative Aerial Yoga or Aerial Fitness is a fun way to move your body at any age. A silk hammock suspended from above is used in a variety of ways to support and help practice traditional yoga poses as well as put a new spin on them. For many people aerial yoga is more accessible than traditional yoga. From hip & shoulder openers, inversions, and balances, to core work, deep dynamic stretches and spine decompression, aerial yoga offers new and diverse ways to connect with your body and breath.

Anyone can attend an aerial class if they are mindful and respectful of their own conditions, with a few exceptions. We do not recommend aerial to people who have unmedicated very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery, heart disease, osteoporosis, bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, artificial hips, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, recent stroke or botox injections (within 6 hours).

Benefits of Aerial Yoga include and are not limited to:

  • Improves blood circulation and moves stagnant blood in the body helping fight heart disease
  • Stimulates digestion through different kinds movement and stretches
  • Hanging freely upside down (inverting) eases hip joint tension and allows the body and spine to lengthen, realign and decompress
  • Flushes lymphatic & circulatory systems to help detoxify the body
  • Offers a support tool to create stabilization for standing poses and assistance in deepening stretches
  • Improves flexibility and increases strength
  • Calms the nervous system & relieves stress in your hammock cocoon
  • Increases blood flow to the brain (inverted), giving it more oxygen and nutrients helping with concentration, memory and clear thinking
  • Increase proprioception – Your body’s ability to sense movement, action, and location within its surrounding
  • Boosts mood by having fun!
How Will a Sound Bath Affect Me?2023-11-13T16:53:42-08:00

Client individual results may vary. When dealing with physical illness, mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist prior to your session. All services provided by Steady Effort Yoga & Wellness are not the practice of psychotherapy or medicine and are, therefore, not intended as a replacement for counselling, medical, psychiatric or psychotherapy treatment.

Please read through the following cautions for sound healing and consult your doctor prior to a sound experience if any of the below contraindications are applicable to your health: Pregnancy, epilepsy, implanted cardiac pacemaker, artificial heart valve, stent, shunt or defibrillator, cardiac arrhythmias, carotid atherosclerosis, carotid stenosis, deep brain stimulation device (DBS), thrombi, open wounds, acute inflammations and tumours, metallic implant and screws, artificial joints, whiplash

Everything on Earth and up into the heavens and beyond has a vibratory motion that creates sound, whether our human ears hear it or not. From the tiniest mosquito wings to the largest planet, we all have a vibrational frequency.

Our overall state of health is produced by the steady relationships between our body, mind and spirit. If these relationships are out of sync with each other, then a cycle of dis-ease and impairment could arise. Sound therapy helps to intervene and break the cycle creating an opportunity for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies to re-connect in harmony with one another.

“The human body…is a well-organized entity. Like all objects, it radiates sound waves and creates sonic fields. Each individual has his/her/their own different pattern or collection of tones and frequencies. Each of us plays our own unique melody and creates our own unique harmony, as part of the universal harmony.” ~ Stephen Halpern

 

Booking Policy2024-02-27T14:23:48-08:00

We require a booking deposit for your upcoming experience with us.

You may cancel a booking up to 30 days before the booking date and receive a full refund, except our service fee of 10% of the total booking cost plus any fees incurred by our payment processors such as Square, which remain payable to us and will be deducted from your deposit.

If you cancel a booking between 7 days and 30 days before the booking date, you will receive a refund of 50% of the booking deposit, except our service fee of 10% of the total booking cost plus any fees incurred by our payment processors such as Square, which remain payable to us and will be deducted from your rental deposit.

If you cancel a booking anytime within 7 days of the booking date, there are no refunds and all fees specified for the booking, including our service fee, will remain payable.

Event Cancellation Policy2023-11-05T11:17:39-08:00

Many of our events sell out. For this reason, we request that you cancel at least 72 hours before your scheduled event. This will allow us to offer your spot to others. You may transfer your spot to someone else. Please just let us know who to expect in your place and we will make sure they receive important event information and sign any necessary waivers. You may call us at 1-250-488-7324 to cancel or update us on who is coming.

Please note, we do not offer refunds. However, if you give us at least 72 hours notice of your need to cancel, we will credit your payment toward a future event, class or service of your choice.

If the minimum amount of attendees is not met, we will refund you or apply the credit towards your account to go towards any future events, classes or services we provide.

Can I Bring My Furry Friends for Hiking & Yoga?2023-06-06T13:26:04-07:00

We love dogs and even live with some too, but for the consideration of all participants, please keep your furry loved ones at home. If you would like a custom yoga experience with your pet and a group of friends, please contact us and we’ll create something pawsitively amazing for you!

Can I Pay By Cash or e-Transfer?2023-08-24T12:58:29-07:00

Absolutely! We super appreciate if you pay by cash or e-transfer.  This saves us paying the middle man credit card processing fees. Please email steadyeffortyoga@gmail.com for easy, seamless no password required money transfers and we will take care of the registration process on our end. We will email you confirmation and all the info you need for a successful yoga and wellness experience with us.

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