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Contemplative Practices

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and classes in Victoria and beyond.

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Contemplative Mind / Spontaneous Brush 
Explore the myriad uses of washi — dyeing, crumpling, pleating, and patterning from a place of calm and insight.

Dates: Sat 29 Apr & Sun 30 Apr 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Location: The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto

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Ikebana - Japanese floral arrangement practice 
Heather will be offering Ikebana practice, preceded by sitting meditation. We are following the Sogetsu Ikebana curriculum. 

Location: Heather's studio, Annex Building of the St Matthais Church, 600 Richmond at the corner of Richardson, Victoria, BC


Art Classes


Exploring fluidity and spontaneity using the following techniques:  

​Simple Brush - Japanese calligraphy & painting
Watercolour Plus - Western & Asian style
Mixed Media - Japanese Washi paper collage, acrylic & canvas
Workshops: Ongoing private and small groups


Classes are given in Montréal at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts; in Toronto at The Japanese Paper Place: The Warehouse; and in Victoria at Heather's studio, Annex Building of the St Matthais Church and the Victoria Shambhala Centre.


See Upcoming Events for future classes.  


​Creativity Retreats

Workshops are offered in the beautiful natural location of Auberge de Lotbinière, Lotbinière, Québec.

Include : creativity workshops in painting, outdoor sketching, drawing, mixed media Japanese washi paper collage and more; and twice daily guided meditation and all-level hatha yoga, (restorative) or optional walking. 


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Workshops in Japanese floral arrangement. Private classes inspired by Master Sogetsu teacher Seibi Watanabe.


See Upcoming Events for future classes.

Yoga & Meditation

Hatha yoga certified teacher and certified meditation instructor.

Presence practice with emphasis on restoratives, relaxation, re-building , breathwork, supported and adapted yoga asanas (postures).

Any inquiries contact Heather:

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