Spring NewsLetter

Spring NewsLetter 


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Posted on 31 Mar 2014 by yogaink

Healing Power of Gong and Mantra

May 9 - Join us for the Healing Power of Gong and Mantra, at Trinity United Church. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the event begins at 6 pm and ends by 8:30 pm. The event includes a Kundalini Yoga Kriya, meditation and breath work. The main feature is a double gong bath during relaxation. The vibrations of the large gongs pass over and through the participants. As people are mostly comprised of water, and energy flows easily through water, the gonging changes the participants flow of energy. This can relax or energize you and it can also stir up emotions and shake loose negative thoughts...get ready to be changed!
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by yogaink

doug keller workshop 2014 - pei

April 11 and 12, 2014
YOGA and Yoga Therapy
Charlottetown, PEI
Doug Keller is an internationally known Yogi, authour and teacher of Yoga and Yoga Therapy. His humble presence and easy-going teaching make his workshops completely addicting. The information that he teaches is important an usable by every person that uses a yoga mat. Yoga Ink hosted him the last two years in New Brunswick to great groups. He returns to PEI for a four session workshop:
Timing is Everything: 'Firing Order’ Sequencing for Health and Freedom from Pain
Friday 1:30-4:30 PM:
"What Your Body Learns Through Yoga"
6:00-8:30 PM:"Gateway to Meditation: Pranayama and the ‘Vayus’"
Saturday 9AM-12 "A Yoga Tune-Up for the Lower Body"
1:30-4:30 PM "Secrets of the Swan: New Insights into the Neck and Shoulders for
early bird pricing is over.
full weekend $245
one day: $150 individual sessions: $85
HST is INCLUDED in the prices
cash, cheque, or etransfer accepted
email ruth@yogaink.com for more details and to register
Posted on 20 Jan 2014 by yogaink

biff mithoefer - Yin Yoga - fall 2014

Some of you may know we had to cancel Biff's planned workshop last fall in Hampton, NB as his beloved wife Amy passed suddenly the week before. We are working on a new date for the fall - most likely in November on PEI. If you are interested in learning more about Yin Yoga and the workshop email ruth@yogaink.com or check out this web site.
Posted on 20 Jan 2014 by yogaink

Winter Newsletter 2014

Posted on 02 Jan 2014 by yogaink

Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter - Starts Nov 18th


Posted on 01 Nov 2013 by yogaink


Ruth will be leading a series of five asana workshops on Saturday mornings in Moncton.  The series will feature the asanas of the Astanga Primary Series.  The postures will be broken down into their first steps so that all become accessible to everyone.  Also we will discuss why some bodies will have more difficulty than another body to find full posture.  This posture series is often called "strong" and "powerful" but as a moving meditation it is called "Yoga Chikita" or Yoga Therapy.

Practiced with an open heart center, lifted bandhas,  and consistent breath no matter where your body is in them you gain benefit!  The workshops will also include pranayama, the Astanga invocation,  and a meditation.

Priority of space will be given to those that sign up and pre-pay for the series.  Use electronic transfer or cheque mailed to Ruth Richman, 3353 Launching Road, Cardigan RR#1, PEI C0A 1G0
click here for poster
Posted on 03 Sep 2013 by yogaink

Yoga Kitchen

Conscious cooking and mindful eating are excellent complements to Yoga.  
At my winter workshops and Teacher Trainings, light, nutritious and home-made foods are popular. This winter, one of the favourites was a light and creamy non-dairy dessert:
"Pecan Mousse"
dairy-free, gluten-free,
1 cup shelled pecans
hot water to cover
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
solid part of a large can of coconut milk (I like Thai Kitchen organic). Chill the can to help the "milk" separate
1. Put pecans in a blender and add hot water to just cover.  Set aside for 30-60 minutes.
2. After soaking, add maple syrup and vanilla, blend until smooth.
3. Add the solid coconut milk and blend until silky smooth.
(the liquid can be used in soups).
4. Scrape the mousse out of the blender into a glass or ceramic bowl and chill.
Can be refrigerated for several days. Serve in small bowls with tiny spoons and shaved dark chocolate on top.
While the pecans are soaking put together the following, easy to make, colourful, and delicious casserole.  Good with squash soup and a green salad .
Spinach Carrot "Souffle
egg-free and can be dairy-free
9x9 glass pan, serves 6-8
preheat oven to 350 F.
4 cups (packed) grated carrots
1 cup chopped onion
1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
2 packages of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed fairly dry (OR 2 pounds of  fresh that has been chopped very fine.
1 cup ground almonds
1 cup (optional) feta cheese (or goat paneer if you want to have less salt)
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Saute the carrots in olive oil until bright orange, set aside in a large bowl.
Saute the onions in olive oil until translucent.  When just about done, add the basil and black pepper (and fresh spinach, if using).
Add to the carrots.
Add ground almonds, and cheese if using.
Mix thoroughly. Oil the glass pan and pack the mixture into it. Bake one hour until golden.
Posted on 18 Jan 2013 by yogaink

Fall Into Yoga!

 Fall Newsletter is now available click here 

Posted on 04 Sep 2012 by yogaink

NEW! We are now offering two new Yoga services:

Yoga for You!
Free Your Body – Liberate Your Mind – Live Life
Guided 40 Day Personal Sadhana - A one-on-one way to bring this life transforming technique into your life.
Yoga for You! is a Kundalini consultation – fill out the questionnaire, have a private class to learn YOUR sadhana (daily practice), and receive printed support materials and email or phone guidance for 40 days.
Yoga For You! will help you add the daily practice needed at this time in your life to become healthier, more vibrant, full of energy for what you want to do and what you must do. Feel good TODAY!
Your personal Sadhana will be designed to fit into your life and may include meditation, chanting, physical practice, mudras (hand motions), and Breathwalk.  Support materials will enrich each of the 40 days with small changes that can be made in your daily life. Begin each day with an inspiring quote and try some new recipes for healthy foods.
Ruth Richman - Atmabir Kaur - is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher in the style of Yogi Bhajan. She is in the multi-year process of attaining her Level 2 certification through the Kundalini Research Institute.
Yoga Therapy and Private Sessions - one on one support to help you through difficult physical times or to expand your Yoga practice by turning the light on what you need without the distraction of other people.  In one private class you may discover why you have difficulty doing specific asanas and how you may modify or accommodate them to deepen your practice and gain physical and emotiona benefits. 
If you are living with MS, Parkinsons or other mobility limiting disorders Yoga Therapy can give you more comfortable movement and increase range of motion.  Yoga Therapy works with your body but home practice is necessary for you to gain maximum benefit.
Yoga Therapy can help movement disorders, scoliosis, limited range of motion, respiratory and digestive problems.  It is support to the medical information you may be receiving from your medical doctor or health practitioner and they should be informed of your participation in Yoga Therapy.
Yoga Therapy and private sessions may include meditation, asana (poses), hands on physical assists and adjustments in poses, and relaxation techniques.Therapy sessions can be done in your home or one of Ruth Richman's locations in eastern PEI. 

Ruth Richman has been studying Yoga Therapy with Doug Keller for several years and continues learning from him. She is in the advanced section of his Yoga Therapy Certification Program. She is triple certified to teach Yoga and is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 which is Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching and over 500 hours of training (as of June 2011 Ruth has over 2500 trackable hours of Yoga training).


Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by yogaink

Fruit and Nut Treats all recipes by Ruth Richman

here’s a selection of recipes tried and true…I use a cuisinart pro size food processor. You may want to make smaller batches – cut all ingredients in half
Posted on 04 Jan 2011 by yogaink

Classes in Montague, Charlottetown and Souris

Yoga Styles Offered:
Check the schedule for details of what style is offered on which night and location.  Classes run year round with occasional breaks when Ruth/Atmabir goes off island to host or attend trainings and workshops.

Ruth’s Blend: for people with some experience, lots of detail, open the heart and find the light within to power the practice. Sometimes the class is a slow moving flow and sometimes it is in workshop format.

Blend Basics: for people new to yoga or those wanting to stay at a basic level. Slower pace, short flows, finding your way in each posture.

Astanga: a "power yoga" flow for experienced yoga practitioners. Enjoy the heat both inside and out. A flowing practice fueled by Ujjayi breath.

Kundalini Yoga – a spiritual and enlightening mix of meditation, mudra (intentional hand action), chanting, breath (pranayama), and physical action. This Yoga needs to be experienced! Let it help fast track you on the path to your joyful True Self. The fall series, "Stress and Vitality will help you get rid of the stress held in the body and mind.
Posted on 19 Jun 2010 by yogaink

yoga ink’s 220 hour and 550 hour yoga retreats and training programs

Last group graduated in December 2012.
A 220 course is ongoing in Moncton and ends July 2013.
We are taking names for a 220 hour course beginning in the fall 2013 and a 550 hour course (really it is a 330 hour course which goes on top of a 200-220 hour certificate) which will begin late winter or early spring of 2014.
Email ruth@yogaink.com for more information or call Ruth at 902-583-2674


Posted on 15 Sep 2009 by yogaink

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