Transformational dances, workshops & retreats facilitated and/or supported by Surround Circle Yoga include:

  • Energy: breathing practices and mindful movement to balance the body’s energies
  • Intellect: painting, drawing, journaling, singing, and sharing to expand the mind
  • Emotion: creative and artistic expression to ground and stabilize
  • Personality: meditation and relaxation to deepen self-awareness
  • Spirit: extensive practices to connect with the divine within

Eat Play Love 

Creative Play Day 

A year ago I gave myself permission to carve out time each week to be purposefully creative. I would set up my easel, lay out tubes of paint and brushes, and then I’d wait, listen, and allow spirit to take over as I played.

Eat Play Love is a take-off from my personal experience. Come to paint, collage, journal, dance and in every way – CREATE! We will always share a cup of tea and a homemade treat while learning to love and appreciate ourselves for the generous gifts we’ve been given. That’s it – that’s all!

This is not meant to be an art class with me as your teacher … I bring materials, offer inspiration from my experience, and then we experiment together. NO Competition. In fact, having a high expectation may be a hindrance. If you are an artist and would like to offer your work as inspiration to others, you are always welcome to join us.

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
1:00 – 3:00pm
Feb 26, Mar 12, 26, Apr 9, 23  

Cost: $20.00  

 All materials will be provided (unless otherwise noted) 

If interested please Contact Us 


Inner Rhythms ~ Ecstatic Dances

Once-a-Month Yoga Dances


My friends Rebecca Lantz, Kevin Guerette & I host an evening of ecstatic dance called Inner Rhythms at Surround Circle Yoga on the last Saturday of every month.

We are a growing community of keen movers and shakers (literally!). We dance with the intention of getting out of our quick to judge heads and into our physical bodies so that we can discover, explore, and express our inner rhythm! We meet, mingle, connect in circle, dance, and then end the evening with tea and treats. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Saturdays 7:30 – 9:30pm 

Mar 30, Apr 20*, May 25, Jun 29 
*exception in April 

Cost: $15 (income adjustments available)

If interested please Contact Us or email


Yasodhara Yoga

Yoga and Reflection Workshops

Yasodhara Yoga is a reflective, spiritual approach to yoga that integrates body, mind and speech. Yasodhara Yoga practices help guide toward inner wisdom. The spiritual goal of yoga is self-realization through exploring the question, “Who am I?” In Yasodhara Yoga classes and workshops, students create a personal learning experience using practices to help build a foundation for the inner work necessary on the path of yoga.

Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00pm

Mar 16, Apr 13, May 11

Cost: $60 (income adjustments available)

Contact Joan Gamble @ 613-728-1609 or email 


Passport to Possibility

A Country Yoga Retreat

Who is the authentic you? The answer comes from the heart but hearing it starts with getting very quiet, asking questions, and deeply listening. It is discovering, honouring and celebrating the unique way in which we deliver our gifts, talents, and skills in this world.

It will be an opportunity to awaken to your inner spirit, nurture your heart’s longing, be in nature, meet new friends, and go home with a manifestation of your authentic self.

Some highlights:

  • Gentle Flow Yin/Yang Yoga, Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
  • NEW: Authentic You Workshop
  • Healthy & Delicious Gourmet Meals
  • Cozy Shared Accommodation
  • Personal Time for Reflection & Renewal

“When I spend a few days away from the city on retreat … I swear my heart grows bigger! I return home feeling more alive and often sense an awakening inside of me. The luxurious yoga practices – essentially mindful moving meditations; the thought provoking weekend workshop, intentional conversation exchanges, and spectacular meals are what sets Maureen’s retreats from any other.” D Renault  

Friday – Sunday, March 22 – 24, 2019

New Life Retreat Centre, Lanark (1 hour west of Ottawa)

$395 all inclusive weekend (5 meals & 5 yoga practices)

If curious please Contact Us 

Mindful Living

Self-Discovery Workshops  

Mindful Living is like walking a labyrinth. It takes great courage to stand in a virtual doorway with an intention to walk round and round exploring deeply what is at the core of your being.

Mindful Living is a time for sharing, self-discovery, study of ancient yogic texts, and gentle moving, silent, or guided meditation. Currently there are no Mindful Living Workshops on the schedule. If interested please Contact Us 

Feed the Spirit ~ Free the Soul

Day-Long Transformational Workshops

Chris MacLean, Voice Movement Therapist, Singer-songwriter, dear friend and I create day-long workshops called Feed the Spirit ~ Free the Soul for women seeking to breathe new life into their lives through yoga, expressive arts, aromatherapy, and community. 

We have witnessed women experience and express these benefits:

  • I learned to love & move my body ~ just the way it is
  • I accepted, heard, and appreciated the sound of my own voice
  • I nourished my soul which gave me the courage to lead a more mindful and meaningful life
  • I felt stress melt away and I developed practices for maintaining healthy self-care
  • I was able to return to daily life renewed, energized and ready to step into the next chapter of my life!

Currently there are no Feel the Spirit ~ Free the Soul Workshops on the schedule. If interested please Contact Us