Contemplative Practices

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

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Calm Abiding - Weekly Meditation Open House 
Heather occasionally offers a three-class introductory instruction. Stay tuned...
Location: Upper Meditation Hall, Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre, 2033 Belmont Av, Victoria, BC.
 
 
 
 
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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. 

 

See Upcoming Events.

​Ikebana


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: hmidoriy@gmail.com