Upcoming public workshops and events with Ruby
MEDITATION FOUNDATIONS - 5 WEEK COURSE - at Union Yoga + Wellness
With Ruby at Union Yoga + Wellness, 956 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON.
Dates and Time:
5 week series (in person)
Wednesdays 6-8 pm
September 27- October 25, 2023
Join this course for an accessible introduction to Mindfulness Meditation based on the Buddha's teaching of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Learn meditation techniques to support the development of a home meditation practice, and helpful strategies for integrating mindfulness into everyday life, including how to work with stress and difficult emotions.
Ruby will debunk common myths about meditation (you don't have to empty your mind!), explore different postures for meditation (sitting, standing, lying down, walking), and offer an introduction to heart practices that help develop resilience. Additional resources, suggested reading, and meditation recordings will be provided.
Cost: This series is offered at sliding scale. Please pay what you are able. Paying more supports Union's efforts to recover from Covid losses, and allows us to provide reduced rates* to folks with lower income.
Regular Rate $150 + HST
Low Income Rate $60 + HST
*For folks with low income, there are 5 spots available at the reduced rate of $60 + HST. No questions asked, and these are available on a first come first served basis.
About Ruby Knafo
Ruby is yoga and meditation teacher, mom of two, and Registered Occupational Therapist, and is also the owner and studio director of Union Yoga + Wellness. Ruby's intention as a teacher is to help you get out of your head, and learn how to be a better friend to yourself. She loves to guide others to discover the innate wisdom and compassion that exists in each of us, and to provide opportunities for students to see how patience, contentment, and acceptance can be cultivated with practice.
In her private practice, Ruby primarily works with clients recovering from car accidents, and also offers individual counselling and coaching to manage anxiety, stress, sleep challenges, and more. She has completed additional training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Brain Injury Rehabilitation. To support and deepen her personal meditation practice, Ruby attends regular silent retreats and continuing education courses. She is a graduate of True North Insight's 2-year Community Dharma Teacher mentorship program and is currently participating in the LEAP program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Please note that payment is required at the time of enrollment.
Cancellation policy: Full refunds available until day of course.
No refunds available once course has started.