Dakini Yoga with Yoga Master Zena Ursuliak, Reiki Master, Honorary Doctorate of Dance, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Events / Yoga Holidays

Three Transformational Workshops! Join Zenna for wisdom, fun and exploration. Take one class or all three. To register please send an email to dakiniyoga@gmail.com

October 1st, Where Have I Come From? with Master Zenna Ariel

Honouring and Understanding our Ancestors. We shall do a ceremony to heal this ancient relationship, and the generational issues. To help balance and stablize our Root, Sexual/Creative, and Solar Plexus Chakras we shall do various yoga asanas, as well as mantras, mudras and meditation. There will time for discussion and sharing wisdom. It took thousands of ancestors to create who we are. This is very special healing work. (Wear yoga clothes and bring your mat and something that reminds you of your ancestors - photo or memorabilia.)

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm Place: Classical Yoga Centre, 11906-129 Ave., Edmonton

Fee: $55 for one workshop, $150 for three registered.

November 5th, Who Am I Now? with Master Zenna Ariel

Do we really know who we are? Are we living our truth? Take this time to delve deeper in a safe environment. We shall explore the Solar Plexus Chakra more and tread into the waters of the Heart Chakra, and our communication centre, the Throat Chakra. Do we feel empowered, compassionate and heard? Come join Zenna for partner yoga, mudras, mantras and meditation to melt away illusion. It is time to feel totally comfortable with who you are! (Bring a notebook, pen, your yoga mat and something that makes you feel good - a stone, a photo, food, whatever.)

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm Place: Classical Yoga Centre, see address above.

Fee: $55 for one workshop, $150 for three registered.

December 3rd, What is my Destiny? with Master Zenna Ariel

The age old questions are "Why was I born? What am I supposed to do with my life? Why am I here?" The ancient yoga teachings say that the only question worth answering is, "Who am I?' Once that is answered, everything else in our life falls into place. Zenna will share teachings of some masters who have put these questions into perspective. We shall go more in depth into the Heart Chakra, and Throat Chakra, and come into the Third Eye, the Wisdom Inner Looking Eye to search out the answers. Hatha Yoga prepares and strengthens the body, Pranayama corrects faults in the energy system, Mantras open the chakras. Mudras heal the nerves and subtle channels, creating a more powerful vehicle for us to dwell in. Meditation invites us to explore inner and outer awareness. (Bring a notebook, pen, yoga mat, an offering of fruit or flowers for the altar).

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm Place: Classical Yoga Centre, see address above.

Fee: $55 for one workshop, $150 for three registered.


Information for 2016 Usui Reiki Initiations and Certification with Reiki Master Teacher Zenna Ariel (previously Zena Ursuliak)

Takata brought Reiki to the world from Japan, and Zenna was priviledged to have a workshop with her two months before she died. Takata was vibrant and brilliant, only initiating twenty-two masters from the West. Zenna was initated by Bethal Phaigh, one of those original twenty-two who spread Reiki to the world. Later Zenna was initiated by Sara Stewart as a Reiki Master and by Anny Slegton as a Reiki Master Teacher. Usui Reiki is the original Reiki handed down by Grand Master Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki.

Usui Reiki Level I First Degree Initiation

Reiki (Universal Energy) is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master Teacher during four initiations, which helps to open the crown, third eye, heart, and palm chakras. The initiate is thereby permanently attuned and connected to the Reiki source. This is a simple, wonderful way to help yourself, family and friends to better health.

Reiki Level I includes: The History of Reiki * Four Attunements * Eight Main Hand Positions * Practice & Guidance * Energy Building & Release Methods * Plus a Reiki Level I Certificate.

Date Options & Times: SEPT. 23 & 24, 2016 AND Oct. 14 & 15, 2016


Friday, 7 to 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.(This is an overnight trip, sharing food, and beautiful walks.)
Place: Ross Haven at Lac St. Anne.
(Lac Ste. Anne was first called Wakamne, or God's Lake by the Nakota Sioux, and Manitou Sakhahigan (Lake of the Spirit) by the Cree first nations before the arrival of the settlers. We will car pool and stay in a comfortable lakeside home.)
Fee: $200 plus GST (includes teaching, handouts and facility).
Further details given to those registered. Pre-register at dakiniyoga@gmail.com

Usui Reiki Level II Second Degree Initiation

Dive deeper into the world of Reiki! Be initiated into the use of sacred symbols to facilitate a more profound understanding of healing energy for yourself, others, animals and situations. More details will be given to participants.

Reiki Level II includes: Three Sacred Symbols for Power, Mental/Emotional Balance as well as for Long Distance Healing * Reiki Mantras * Learning Quick & Full Reiki Treatments* How Takata Taught & Practised * Plus a Reki Level II Certificate.

Date Options & Times: NOTE: Second Degree will be offered next Spring.
Contact Zenna at dakiniyoga@gmail.com if you want your name on the list.

Friday, 7-9 pm, Saturday, 9 am-4 pm (This is an overnight trip, sharing food, and beautiful walks,)
Place: Ross Haven on Lac St. Anne. (We will car pool and stay in a comfortable lakeside home.)
Fee: $350 plus GST (includes teaching, handouts and facility) Pre-register at dakiniyoga@gmail.com

Friday, September 9, 2016
Satsang/Gathering of Friends with Zenna and Friends

Let's sing, dance, meditate and bliss out with wonderful people! Val Whitehead will enchant us with her crystal bowls, Shari Paziuk will lead us to sing with the angels and Zenna will take us up another rung on the ladder of life.
7- 9 pm, Classical Yoga Centre, 11906-129 Ave. By Donation


Past Events!

Return of the Goddess Ceremony - this happens once every 5 years! 90,020 year Birthday Celebration - a purification ceremony for Women Awakening in Balance to our Pure Nature.

"Siruis, the Vortex of the Goddess, opened fully only once before in the history of Humankind, over 90,020 years ago and with it was born Lemuria, the land that our imaginations forgot On April 23, 1994 it opened again. At that time our entire Universe and everything in it was flooded with Light and information." 108 women in Edmonton attended in 1994, in 1999 again 108 women came together, in 2004 101 attended and in 2009 95 women were lucky enough to experience this ceremony. PLEASE BRING A FLOWER. DRESS AS YOU LIKE. YOU ARE A GODDESS!

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm
Place: Crestwood Community Hall, 14325-96 Avenue

Donation at the door: $15.00 (Half the proceeds go to WIN House, a woman's shelter.)

Preparation for this gathering: For three days before (starting Wednesday) eat only healthy food (no sweets, sugar, coffee, alcohol or junk food) and meditate everyday for inner and world peace. Zena has facilitated this event since she created it 20 years ago. Email her for any further information at dakiniyoga@gmail.com

March 1 to 8, 2014! It was Great!!!!
Dakini Yoga Holiday in Yelapa, Mexico!

"Listen to the Dakini Whisper"

20 participants attending from Edmonton, Vancouver, Red Deer, Ottawa, California, Vermont and New York!!!

Come on your journey beyond the expected into the
exceptional; beyond the satisfying into the sublime.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity unifies inspired yoga practice, a glorious, diverse natural setting, and community village life. Enjoy a unique experience of a revitalized connection to Self & the World around you.

with the ancient, mysterious style of Dakini Yoga, nurturing your inner being through both tradition and whimsy. Your experience of re-awakening into your true Self includes: Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras, Mudras, Chakra Alignment, and more!

Yoga Master Zena specializes in providing light hearted, yet deeply personal teachings to each participant in her sessions, always welcoming beginners and experienced yogis to the cosmic flow. (Upon request you may receive
a mantra, a spiritual name and Oneness Blessings.

Yelapa has long been a special destination for reflection and inspiration. This is a protected area, like a beautiful place that time forgot.

Accessible only by boat, Yelapa has no cars! Spend time exploring the picturesque village pathways winding between restaurants, houses, shops and "friendly watering holes." Between classes there will be plenty of time to relax, play and sunbathe at the beautiful beach, walk along the river, or explore jungle trails. For the more adventuress there is the opportunity to paraglide. Yelapa is also known for its delicious pies - purchased from the pie lady.
Climb the stairs to the sacred Sky Temple where Yoga Classes take place. Inhale the fresh, clean air as we overlook the bay surrounded by lush, tropical jungle, vibrating with rich life of unspoiled nature.
We will stay at the Casa de Los Suenos. The simplicity of the rustic traditional palapa accommodations provide a perfect backdrop for your
yoga vacation. It is a former hideaway for many artists and musicians, including Bob Dylan, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Come join Zena in the Sky Temple for a wondrous week.

Email Zena at: dakiniyoga@gmail.com to Register

Two daily yoga/workshop classes
Accommodation based on double occupancy for 7 nights
(1 night in Puerto Vallarta, 6 nights in Yelapa)
Round trip boat transportation from Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa
All meals in Yelapa (except for 1 lunch and 1 dinner)
A local fiesta in the village with a Mexican family
Guided hike to a waterfall
Tips for baggage, meals and housekeeping services in Yelapa
Cost: $1,350 US before November 15, 2013 or $1,550 US after.

Cancellation Policy: If for any reason, we need to cancel your booking, a full refund will be given.
If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, the following charges apply:
Three (3) months or more before the retreat, cancellation is permitted minus the $250 deposit.
One to three (1-3) months before the retreat, 50% will be refunded.
One month & closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable.

If you have any ideas on workshops, or Yoga Holidays you would like to see happen, just contact Zena at dakiniyoga@gmail.com

Keep posted. There is more to come!