Well-being | Recharge in August

Have the holidays rested your body and mind? As the month of August has already begun, we are slowly getting closer to the start of the new school year, here are five suggestions for events and activities to center yourself, stay connected and fill up with positive energy!

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Iris Gagnon Paradise
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Reconnect with your inner voice at Anatha Fest

More than a thousand people have experienced the Anatha Fest experience since its launch in 2019. Founded by Claudine Langlois (Doshayoga), the event has a new partner and artistic director this year, the well-known DJ Bee Gelinas. Inspired by the atmospheres of festivals like Wanderlust, Burning Man and Osheaga, Anatha is distinguished by its zero alcohol and zero waste formula. For this 4e edition, meet in the village of Saint-Fortunat, in Chaudière-Appalaches, for three days where it will be possible to reconnect with your inner voice thanks to various yoga and breathing workshops, artistic performances of circus, dance and music , and other ecstatic dances, creations of mandalas and conferences focused on well-being, in an atmosphere that promises to be magical.

August 12-14; general admission tickets are on sale online for $306 until August 11.

Meditate at sunrise in Quebec

Well being Recharge in August


The Quai des Cageux, in Quebec

Sunrise meditation is an NPO founded by Sophie Paquet and David Fortin. Together, they had the brilliant idea of ​​offering meditations at sunrise, accompanied by music, on one of the most beautiful sites in Quebec City: the Quai des Cageux, located on Promenade Samuel-De Champlain, directly opposite of the river. You don’t have to be a meditation pro to take advantage of the free programming, which will run on Tuesday and Saturday mornings until October 15. The only instruction to follow: remain silent. Meditative concerts to the sound of Tibetan or crystal bowls, didgeridoo or oboe, and guided meditations will be offered there as the sun rises over the river. To mark the launch of the season, a special concert by Vieux Farka Touré and his rhythms from the Sahara will take place on Thursday, August 11, at 5:15 a.m.

Free. Postponed to the next day in case of rain.

Lantern celebration in Val-David

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Astrancia offers ceremonies using blown glass lanterns as a ritual art object.

Founded by Andrée Perreault, Astrancia aims to be a company that creates sacred spaces, a project of the heart, a quest to help people light their inner fire, thanks to a ritual art object that takes the form of a lantern. blown glass created by Quebec artisans. It organizes Saturday in Val-David a launch, in the form of a Celebration of the lanterns, at the Chaumière Fleur Soleil of the Grand pavilion of lights. Offering of flowers, sound accompaniment, ritual of creating gardens and, of course, lighting of lanterns will punctuate this evening under the sign of beauty and contemplation. The event is free, but you must reserve your place online.

August 13, 6 to 8 p.m.

Immerse yourself in hydrotherapy at the Scandinave Spa

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Guided hydrotherapy session at Scandinave Spa

The benefits of hydrotherapy are well known. But it is still necessary to indulge in it in the rules of the art to derive the maximum benefits. Which is not always easy to do by yourself at the spa. That’s why Groupe Scandinave Spa has decided to offer new guided hydrotherapy initiation sessions to its clients at its two locations in Old Montreal and Mont-Tremblant. Scott Simons, ambassador for the group, will guide the 40-minute sessions for small groups of a maximum of 15 people. He will teach you how to dive in extreme heat, cold or hot, and to respect the immersion time – from 10 to 15 minutes of hot, from 5 to 20 seconds of cold, then a relaxation of 10 to 15 minutes – in particular thanks to to control your breathing. A way to live the thermal experience to the full, and to challenge yourself, while letting go.

August 12 and 24 in Mont-Tremblant, August 23 in Old Montreal, starting at $70 (guided formula and access to the baths) or $165 (with massage). More dates to come this fall.

Yoga and music at the Quartier des Spectacles

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YogaTribres will offer two free yoga classes at the Quartier des Spectacles.

A Montreal company specializing in yoga classes and events, YogaTribes is partnering with La Virée Classique and the Orchester symphonique de Montréal for two free events combining yoga and music, at the Esplanade Tranquille park in the Quartier des Spectacles. Master yogi Britta Morielle will host the session on Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m. and Pascale Audrey, that of August 14, at 2 p.m. The two outdoor classes will be accompanied by the music of the cello and marimba duo Stick & Bow. To take advantage of it, all you have to do is reserve your place online.

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