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

Events / Yoga Holidays

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

Oct. 14, 2017, Empty the Head, Fill the Heart with Zenna Ariel

It is said that the longest journey is about eighteen inches - from the head into the heart! Zenna will share head emptying stuff to take away the hard edges, the misconceptions, the broken records, and the bs we continuously depend on to determine who we are. Be prepared to be honest with your Self. Should be fun! Will start with a little yoga to prepare the body, so bring a mat, water and attention. Also, please bring your head concerns and something to put them into: a stone, a special bag, or whatever calls to you.

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 18th, Is It Just For The Moment We Live? with Zenna

Does Ram Das' phrase, "Be Here Now" meand anything to you? Is it attainable for only a few people on the planet, while the rest fret about the future? Buddha said that the seed of enlightenment is within us and we will eventually blossom. Let's do it together. Is the time now? Zenna thinks so. We shall go into special practices that various enlightened teachers have taught. We will start with Hatha Yoga, then do inner work. Please bring a yoga mat, a cushion and water. Also, bring something to place in a mandala we will create. NOTE: This workshop was orginally slated for Nov. 12 but the date has changed.

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

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

December 9th, Resistence is Futile. Surrender! with Zenna Ariel

Okay, we have tried everything and there is still resistence, pain, suffering, ignorance. We have read all the books and seen all the teachers. What next? Let's penetrate deeper to discover our personal resistance and mass consciousness resistence - the causes and the short and long term effects to us and to our family lineage. Is resistence worth it? Are we ready to surrender? It may sound fearful, but it can be the sweetest joy. We will start with Hatha Yoga so please bring your yoga mat, cusion and water. Also, bring something to give away that you really like and wrap it up as a gift for someone else. Please do not forget this.

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 2017-18 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 & Times: November 24 and 25, 2017

Friday, 7 to 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Fee: $175 (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



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!