Friday, February 14, 2014

Schedule for Restless Spirit - February


The Kirtan evenings with Ram for February will not run due to illness.

However, in place of the kirtan, there is the
Heart Path Meditation on Thursdays from now on!
Please join us!

Schedule for Restless Spirit looks like this:

*Tuesdays - 6:30-9pm - Open Mic Night for Spoken Word, Recitals, Music, etc.
*Wednesdays - 6:15-6:45pm - Q&A; 7-8:30pm - Kirtan!
Thursdays- 6:15-6:45pm - Intro to Meditation; 7-8:30pm Heart Path Meditation!

*Tuesdays and Wednesdays will come together for March
(please contact me if you would like to perform either for Tuesdays or Wednesdays)

Thursdays are running.

Please Call, Text, FB, or Email to confirm your spot. Space is limited!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Q & A Wednesday night is postponed this week. Please call or email if you have any questions. Thank you.

Thursday night
6:15pm - Half hour Intro to Meditation
7pm - Heart Path Meditation (60-90mins)
Next Wednesday (Feb 19th) Q & A will be held at 6:15pm
Please call, text, or email to reserve your spot!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Always love.

Always love.
There's a difference between being vulnerable and loving deeply, and giving away your power. In vulnerability, the power is in the one who submits. There’s a lot to be learned from that.
Christine U

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kirtan with Ram Vakkalanka at Restless Spirit!


We're starting the year off right with Mantra chanting! Ram Vakkalanka is coming to lead the chanting on three Thursday evenings! I am so excited! If you haven't attended a Kirtan before it is a beautiful way to imbue your life with Spiritual Energy. These mantras have been sung for centuries and so carry the blessings of the souls who have gone before us. If you have attended Kirtan before but it's been a while - I can tell you that these three Thursday sessions will remind you why you loved it so much! And if you're a regular - welcome!

Welcome to all who come to ignite the fire of the Spirit with the vibrations of the Universe!

Revitalize yourself thru Mantra chanting:Mantras are unique Vibrations that embody specific energies of the Universe. Repetition of Mantras attracts the Cosmic Energies, channels them inward and ignites corresponding energies inside the practitioner. Mantras help energize and centre ourselves, calm the negative chatter of the mind, deal with addictions, improve self-image, break thru obstacles in life and induce inner peace and harmony. Mantra chanting promotes concentration, leads to deep meditative state and helps discover your inner source of strength, courage, peace and well-being. In these Kirtan and Mantra chanting sessions, we will not only chant Mantras in a call-and-response fashion but also learn about the various Cosmic Energies, accurate pronunciation of a few energizing Mantras and practical applications of Mantras. Music may be used sometimes for extra fun in chanting Mantras but participants need not have any musical skills/training.

Please join us for the three first Thursdays in February:
When: Feb 6th, 13th or 20th
Time: 7 - 8:30pm
Where: Restless Spirit 688 Richmond St. W. Ground Floor, #103, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cost: $20 (includes HST) at the door


Ram is inspiring in his devotion to passing on this lineage of this practice.

Bio of Ram Vakkalanka:
Ram Vakkalanka is an internationally known Nada Yogi, Sanskrit expert, Yoga philosopher and Meditation instructor.
Ram is a Master of sound energy and vibrations.  So far, ten CDs and one DVD of his works have been released with a book on its way. For more about Ram, please visit

Monday, December 16, 2013

Restless Spirit Hours the Week of December 16th...

Come in for a visit and let's chat! We'll sit here and do cards or a session for your deepening. Or we'll sit in meditation in the space right behind me and let Grace take over. Whatever it is that you would like to do, Restless Spirit is a very harmonious, spiritual place and you are welcome anytime to come talk with me! 
I'm planning to be in the studio Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11-7pm, and maybe Friday. Oh of course it all depends on the weather.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I have some appointments so I'll be there for sure. Text me to make sure I'm available at the time you want to drop in.
Hope to see you all soon!
Remember to book your appointments with me here or email, or by texting or calling. Thx.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Restless Spirit: Handmade Malas...

 Handmade Malas

Available at Restless Spirit
688 Richmond St. W. Ground Floor
Toronto, ON.

Beautiful handmade malas (by moi) at the studio!
I will make one for you from my collection of semi-precious stones if you want something a little different than the ones I have! :)

Click on the photo for more info!

How corporations fool us every time! Why are we so surprised?!

How corporations fool us every time! Why are we so surprised!
Photo: click to article about the tactics of lululemon founder chip wilson! (Use your back button to get back to this page)
And no I'm NOT wearing their clothing!
My response to this article:
If you ever looked closely at the corporate culture of this place (can't even say the name) it was never meant to embrace the "values" of yoga. It was a marketing ploy - as simple as that. And it worked. Why? Because it never really embraced the depth of the "values" of yoga and was a marketing ploy.
Chip wanted to turn it into a cult and it almost happened - only stopped by the constant stream of people leaving the place.
I sold my soul and became an ambassador years ago. What did it get me? Not much - except $1000 worth of clothing which at the time was great because I was poor and couldn't afford anything let alone at their prices. I've stopped wearing their stuff the minute I got a whiff of their cultish corporate tactics.
I worked with them for three years and tried to instill a yoga-sensability to no avail. I was the only one who tried to encourage participants to bring the only "payment" asked of them (on the website) for the Sunday yoga class which was a dry or canned good for the food bank. Only one person would bring anything every week out of sometimes 30+ people. I was appalled. There was no encouragement from the staff and I sometimes got looks. This to me was fostering a selfish, ego-driven, entitled culture of lemons and I wanted no part of it.
So yoga values - what are those anyway? Telling us to "breathe"? "Be Happy"? "Do one thing that scares you". These are not yoga values. The New Age equivalent of yoga values. You ate it up. That's why they're so successful. What a great marketing ploy!
To Chip and the lemons yoga values meant one thing and that was looking good in your expensive enviable yoga gear even if you didn't do yoga.