Make a difference with our community workshops
ATMA is pleased to provide its community with an introspection series called Yoga Philosophy. Our monthly evening workshops will explore eastern philosophy to help you with your inner work and professional insights.
These 90-minute online sessions are hosted by Matthew Kelemen and facilitated by Yogi Ian Buchanan. The workshop will include small group break-out activities.
Western medicine and psychology is but a couple hundreds years old, preceding the rise of western psychology practice were ancient philosophies that provided the means for mental wellness and resilience tools for those seeking it for thousands of years. From the Stoics of ancient Athens to Daoism in the far east to Yoga and Buddhism out of ancient India. The fact that these practices has survived and even thrive to today, still in its original form and still relevant to life and well being thousands of years later, speaks to effectiveness and truths. We know psychiatric and psychology work is still ever evolving even from just a decade ago. Therapists will certainly be more rounded and effective in their practice by embracing these ancient teachings with an open mind.
Ian has been teaching yoga for 25 years. He studied yoga in Mysore, India in the late 1990s and learned to teach yoga from his Guruji, Richard Freeman, in Boulder, Colorado. He founded the Yogadotcalm yoga studio in 2002 and continues to teach weekly classes there to beginners and advanced students alike. Ian specialized in teaching yoga philosophies and other related eastern philosophies for over 20 years. He calls his instruction in these ancient philosophies “street philosophy”, because they are meant to be practiced imperfectly, with some humour, in our everyday life. Ian uses accessible and modern language and analogies to bring these teachings to life for his students.
How to Register
Drop-in with donations of $7 USD to Hull Services – A Leader in Child and Youth Mental Health.