Rooted in Natura offers a welcoming space to nourish the heart by:
This is nurtured through the ancient teachings of yoga and meditation, folk herbalism, self-inquiry, and rituals.
Live events, courses, and trainings are offered online (here) and in-person at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre (a barn gallery, located in Oakville, ON, surrounded by nature, with a labyrinth).
What to Expect:
- We offer in-person day-long workshop retreats once a month at Joshua Creek. In these sessions, we combine elements of nature, creativity, yoga, and meditation.
- We offer online mini-workshops once a month or every second month, on this platform. They are donation-based.
- Our trainings combine elements of nature and reverence for the Divine Feminine in the form of Mother Earth and the goddesses (especially from the traditions from India).
Being in relationship with nature, ourselves, and others offers a rich understanding, acceptance, and healing.
We may be swept by the happenings in the world, entrenched in harmful beliefs, immobilized by fear, and unsettled by the constant changes around us.
We offer a space where we can embrace all parts of ourselves, remove layers of tension, and come to our truest essence (our Natura). This is the ever-constant part of us that is wild (free), centred in inner knowing/wisdom (kavi), and gives rise to peace, joy, and creativity.
"If we surrendered to earth's intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Diana and Shanine met at Shanine's yoga studio in Burlington, ON. They studied Folk Herbalism together in 2021 ... this was when their vision of bringing nature and yoga together was born. Here are their bios:
After being touched by the death of family members at a young age, Shanine questioned the meaning of life and death. This led her to study with masterful spiritual teachers.
Shanine was introduced to yoga while studying massage therapy in 1999 (in South Africa). When she came to Canada in 2001, she fell deeply in love with it. She has completed two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings and a 300-hour yoga training, receiving her E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance. Her yoga practices are influenced by Tantra Yoga (from the Sri Vidya lineage). She owned a yoga studio for 10 years, is a teacher trainer, meditation teacher, and Reiki practitioner. She recently completed her Folk Herbalism training, where connection with the Earth feeds her soul. She is also currently studying to be a death doula.
Shanine has received extensive training in restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Giving ourselves time and space to slow down, nourish ourselves, and rest is deeply powerful and healing. It creates a sacred space to feel into what lights our soul, bring softness to our stored tension, and embrace the unknown. Shanine's desire is to share the wisdom of soulful healing to live fully and die well.
Diana's journey began in 2005 when she was first led to meditation to cope with grief. She has been exploring mindfulness and meditation ever since, and it has become the foundation of her daily life.
Over the years, Diana has practiced with various meditation communities from multiple traditions and added certifications in different modalities, including Holistic Studies and Reiki. Most recently, her studies have included Folk Herbalism. Living a life of union with body, mind, and spirit, and in harmony with nature has become her passion.
Diana has deep gratitude for the power of these practices to facilitate magnificent shifts. Her journey ignited a spark, and it is her sincerest aspiration to support and encourage others to explore life-affirming practices such as meditation. Integrating these technologies with daily life awakens our innate healing power and the ability to find a lasting peace already present within us.