Events

Mar
2
Mon
Yoga Classes
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do your body and mind some good by coming to our FREE yoga classes led by a Yoga Instructor from York University Athletics.

Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle!

Mar
5
Thu
2020 Wendy Michener Lecture: Wafaa Bilal (Performing Change)
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Wendy Michener Memorial Lecture presents Wafaa Bilal (Performing Change)

Wafaa Bilal will discuss specific bodies of work including Domestic Tension (aka Shoot an Iraqi), The Things I Could Tell…, and his most recent project 168:01, elaborating on the evolution of his work and reflecting on his personal experiences living in both the conflict zone of Iraq and the comfort zone of the United States. Bilal’s work explores both the trauma of conflicts and post-conflict relationships through social engagement.

His dynamic, participatory work blends technology and performance to engage viewers in dialogue and places him in the role of the artist as platform initiator, helping to shift and change the distribution channels in the media. The controversial aspects of his work spark deeper conversation and provoke passive viewers to take an active stance with regard to social justice and their own personal/political realities

Location: Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Admission is free; all welcome.

The Wendy Michener Lecture, named in commemoration of the Canadian arts critic and journalist, was established at York University in 1986 to provide a forum for discussion of vital issues and developments in culture and the arts.

Mar
9
Mon
Yoga Classes
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do your body and mind some good by coming to our FREE yoga classes led by a Yoga Instructor from York University Athletics.

Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle!

Mar
11
Wed
Belly Dance as Mindful Movement for Stress Reduction
Mar 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Belly Dance as Mindful Movement for Stress Reduction

This movement-based workshop utilizes belly dance vocabulary designed for self-soothing. Learn movements that support the reduction of stress and anxiety symptoms. Participants will leave with applications on how stress responses can be experiences on a spectrum from hyper-arousal (feelings of overstimulation) to hypo-arousal (feelings associated with low-energy or burnout). Belly dance used as mindfulness offers gentle wavey movement designed to down-regulate physical stress responses. This workshop also combines more energizing vocabulary through shimmying and shaking as well as core engagement to support up-regulation of the nervous system, based on internal rhythm and percussion.

 

About the Facilitator :

Shaila is completing her Masters in Dance at York University. She concurrently training as a Dance Movement Therapist through the National Centre for Dance Therapy in Montreal. Her work focuses on belly dance practices that use sensuality as a healing tool within dance interventions. Her movement offerings look at building resiliency, decoupling stress responses and promoting body positivity. Shaila provides a unique framework that maps belly dance vocabulary for nervous-system regulation. Shaila has been an active member of the Toronto belly dancing community for over a decade, both as a performer and instructor. She currently works as a Health Educator and Training Specialist and enjoys offering students training on mental health and well-being.

 

Mar
16
Mon
Yoga Classes
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do your body and mind some good by coming to our FREE yoga classes led by a Yoga Instructor from York University Athletics.

Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle!

Mar
23
Mon
Yoga Classes
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do your body and mind some good by coming to our FREE yoga classes led by a Yoga Instructor from York University Athletics.

Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle!

Mar
30
Mon
Yoga Classes
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do your body and mind some good by coming to our FREE yoga classes led by a Yoga Instructor from York University Athletics.

Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle!