Self-Compassion for the Changing Season (Autumn Edition)

Self-Compassion for the Changing Season (Autumn Edition):
Bridging Mind-Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, and Earth-Based Teachings for Internal and External Transitions

Offered and facilitated by nisha ahuja & M. Jet Feather
Nov 16th, 2016 (Wed), 6:30 – 9pm
By donation: $15-25 sliding scale
RSVP: or call 416.844.8484


What is the difference between self-compassion and self-care? How can ancient wisdom traditions support us in understanding, developing, and deepening a practice of compassion for ourselves while also generating the practice of extending compassion in our relationships and communities. Using the transition of seasonal change, we will be working with the internal and external habitual patterns of shame and judgment, while also practicing and going deeper with learning tools that assist in the process of healing these wounds. With a focus on physical, emotional, and spiritual intersections, we will draw support from Mind-medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, and other Earth-based practices in order to develop individual action plans for this transitional season.

This interactive and integrative session celebrates the knowledge and wisdom of the participants, while providing strong guidance and support of facilitators who have long-term and in-depth holistic practice and study.

M. Jet Feather is an integrative health and wellness practitioner, youth and adult community worker, multi-disciplinary designer/artist and experimental musician. Her work is rooted in the intersectionality of healing, spirituality, alternative education, racial and economic justice. She has been a mindfulness-vipassana meditation and Vajrayana Buddhist pracitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since 2001. Her root teachers are H. E. Venerable Khandro Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Wangyal Tenzin Rinpoche along with many amazing others. She loves to support people in their healing journeys through the integration of therapeutic sound, bodywork, life envisioning, shamanic/earth-based practices, and spiritual development guidance. Her integrative approach combines a long-term mind-body practice and study with several Tibetan, Peruvian, and Chinese masters. Jet’s therapeutic sound practice has developed from 30 years of combined Western music study along with West African drumming, shamanic/earth-based sound healing study, and spirit-led intuitive/improvisational music composition from her African/Turtle Island Indigenous ancestors.

nisha ahuja shares Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, Reiki and Attmic Energy Healing and is also an actor, physical theatre creator, playwright, singer/songwriter, and art, wellness, and justice educator/facilitator, having shared these offerings across Canada, the USA the Netherlands, and India. She is dedicated to dissolving the boundaries between art, traditional/ancient medicines, spirituality, and politic, and believes that art and healing practices are revolutionary and fundamental to our collective liberation.

nisha is currently completing training as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Therapist (graduating candidate) at CAISH (Centre for Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Healing). nisha is known in Toronto for sharing her Self-Healing Through Yoga Series several times a year, co-manifesting the Ayu-Yog Meditation Retreat For Women and Trans Indigenous Peoples and Peoples of Colour (with Sairupa Krishnamurti), as a facilitator/member of Brown Girls Yoga Collective, and her summer series of Yoga in Dufferin Grove Park, as well as across North America for her workshops on wellness, spirituality, theatrical practices, justice, racial justice, and addressing cultural appropriation. Alongside collaborator/contributor Melissa Moore, a Black and Cherokee justice, healing, and Dharma practitioner, and other Yoga and justice facilitators with Bending Towards Justice, nisha continues to bring these offerings to yoga and dharma spaces across North America.