Welcome to Dharma Spirit School of Holistic Health
Dharma Spirit was founded in 1994 by Katherine Labonte and is located in Canmore, Alberta. Dharma Spirit’s mission is to provide the best possible up to date Holistic Health Care for all people. Whether you want to optimize your health and energy, be pro-active towards family hereditary markers or deal with a pre-existing chronic health challenge, this is the place for you.
“Dharma” is a Sanskrit word that means teaching, truth, that which supports, sustains, and upholds. The truth of things as they are, like the earth that upholds us. Dharma is that which alleviates, heals, and restores. To align with Dharma puts an end to conflict and brings about unity and harmony, developing love and interconnectedness. It is the underlying truth of all spiritual paths.
The highest dharma is to recognize, and live in accordance with the truth in one’s own heart (Sadguru). It is personal alignment with a higher Truth, a divine or creative principal which guides a lifestyle that leads to personal liberation. To follow your Dharma is to take the path that leads you from suffering to joy. Dharma is a way of life that aligns your body, mind, and soul in balance with your true nature and divine will.
"Dharma brings as its consequence happiness. It is that which elevates one, which leads you to the path of perfection and glory. Following one's one's dharma leads to the attainment of one's total cessation of pain, and attainment of eternal bliss. Self-realization is the highest dharma."— Sri Swami Sivananda
NOON FLOW (All Levels)
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. The Yoga Lounge
Monthly theme of focus, something for everyone, focusses on alignment principles, exploring potential!
REJUV & RESTORE (All Levels)
Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Yoga Lounge
Designed by Katherine, focusses on building chi / prana / life force by opening up meridians, fascia and chakras, includes: meditation, pranayama, mudras (hand gestures for specific energy flow), deep long held postures (yin and Iyengar style restorative), longer held hatha postures, and other classical yogic techniques. A YUMMY class!
DHARMA MITTRA HATHA
Thursday, 5:30 p.m 7:15 p.m Sunset Om Yoga Studio
This class is based ON Dharma Mittra Yoga and will include: Surya Namasker (flow), Siva Namaskar (flow), Asanas (longer held postures), Pranayama (breath techniques), Dhyana (meditation) and Savasana (long relaxation). It is deeply opening to the body and restful for the mind. It is more an intermediate class, but being a small class, Katherine can help students simplify or deepen any aspect.
YIN/RESTORATIVE (All Levels)
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m 8:00 p.m Email Katherine for registration
This is a two hour, deeply meditative, still and quiet practice but deeply opening, using Iyengar Restorative techniques as well as yin to work on deeply opening the physical and energetic body. It is like having a SPA DAY in the middle of the week. This practice will help ANY yoga, even Ashtanga Yogi’s or long term practitioners.
MYSORE2 (All Levels) Coming Soon!
This class is for Asthanga Yogi’s or Hatha Yogi’s. Anyone who wishes to develop a deep and regular practice. It will be a two hour space that you come in to develop your own practice, either using the Asthanga Method or a Hatha Sequence (Dharma Mittra level 1-IV) for example. As you practice, Katherine helps with any aspect you may need help on. You can be a COMPLETELY NEW yoga student, or someone who has practiced for years!