doless  —  story sessions

"We ARE the nature in the city – flowing forms of consciousness in a sea of corners and hard surfaces.

Make your presence known in a beautiful way."


– Tim Cyr

 
Where do we call home?
Was it a house and town we grew up in?
Is it the land or physical location
where we've spent most of our lives?
Is it that space that occupies the center
of our chest cavity ...our heart?
Like the well-worn curves of a handrailing, the sounds of a ticking clock or the crackle and pop of a voice from a radio station in the middle of the night. Each of these memories of " home" supports us and sustains us along our journey through this lifetime.
 
The sense of home takes on many vistas and visualizations, memories and feelings. The stories we've shared and the roads we've walked along. The relationships we've maintained and those that we have lost all culminate here and share their secrets from the shelves and in hidden corners of our life's home. It is with great care that we take moments to honour them and hold them close.
 
Immerse yourself the energy and healing of stories, meditation & Yoga Nidra. Bringing to life and our human-ness, our connection to memories – our own stories we write and rewrite each and every day.
 
Relax, rejuvenate and re-connect
with sounds of voice resonating with mind, body and your whole being.

$15, or SAVE with 5 for $50, (taxes included)

Video and audio recording also included if you missed the event.

or

SAVE $25 when booking 5 sessions!

how to enjoy and prepare for this special event

Book this before Saturday, November 28, 2020 to ensure that you will receive all of the information and supported links for this on-line Zoom event. Please have a look at these ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS to ensure the best quality and outcome for this event.

CONTACTABLE EMAIL

  • Ensure that you have a useable e-mail when clicking on the PayPal link so that I can send you the links and details for the event and I will also send you a follow-up email in the day or so following the event.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • If you would rather send an e-transfer instead of using the PayPal booking link, you can send to dolessproject@gmail.com and then let me know what your contact email is for me to send you the link and more details. (NOTE: your email will not be sold or used for future contact unless you wish to be added to our monthly newsletter specifically.)

SAFE and RELAXED BODY POSITION

  • If you are seated, make sure that you are able to feel supported if you possibly do fall asleep. But I recommend lying down with support under your head and under your knees and have a comfortable blanket over your body. Since this session will be near to bedtime, you may choose to be ready for bed before we begin. Make sure that you are in a comfortable and safe space.

SOUND QUALITY

  • Use of a headset/headphone or good computer speakers is recommended for the best stereo sounding quality.

CREATE A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT

  • Turn off, or dim your lighting to create a relaxed environment. Go to the bathroom before the event. Have a glass of water near you. You may also choose to turn off your camera once we begin, but not necessary.

OPEN FLAMES

  • Please reframe from burning candles, as this could be a safety hazard if you do fall asleep.

FALLING ASLEEP

  • If you do fall asleep, this is completely normal. The sounds and vibrations will still carry through to your subconscious and enable you to have a deep and relaxing sleep, and a refreshed awakening the next morning. (NOTE: do make sure to set a wake-up timer if you do need to get up in the morning at a certain time.) We may go over the time limit, but this is just bonus time for you. Know that you can close out of the session leave at anytime you need to.

JOINING LATE

  • The event will begin at the time noted, with a few moments to get each of you ready for the session. If you arrive late, make sure that your mic is muted so as to not disturb the session for others.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • Please have a look at the ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS, but you can always ask for my assistance prior to the event if you are unable to sign-up or need technical assistance.

or

SAVE $25 when booking 5 sessions!

missed the previous sessions?

Don't worry, the recordings are here. Listen at your leisure and re-live the experience of these special evenings to help guide you into a deeper sense of relaxation, or to help you find a deeper sleep. 

If you feel inclined to donate towards the production of future recordings and events, your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

With deep gratitude... Tim

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Originally recorded live on November 1, 2020

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Originally recorded live on November 15, 2020

what is Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra — known as yogic sleep — is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Teachers of this art have experienced and learned that an hour of Yoga Nidra can be as restorative as four hours of regular sleep.

BENEFITS OF YOGA NIDRA
Aside from being relaxing, restorative and restful, here are some other attributes of this practice:

  • Ease insomnia

  • Decrease anxiety

  • Alleviate stress

  • Reduce the effects of PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency

  • Heighten awareness and focus

  • Transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking

  • Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity

HOW DOES YOGA NIDRA WORK
Although there are many different ways of teaching and practicing Yoga N
idra, most practices include several stages to relax the body, mind and emotions:

  • Intention

  • Body awareness

  • Breath awareness

  • Emotional awareness

  • Visualization

  • “Waking up” or re-integration

Each step is intended to take you deeper into an altered state of consciousness—the state between asleep and awake—where you’re fully conscious but your body and mind are fully at rest and ease. When you set a conscious intention at the beginning of your Yoga Nidra practice, and then let go and allow for deep relaxation of the body, mind and emotions, your unconscious opens up to new ways of thinking, healing, and fulfilling your conscious intentions.   – mindfulminutes.com

about the story teller

My story doesn't begin or end with me. It began when I would listen to the tales my Grandmother would create for me about the "little people" in the forest. Every bedtime, she would conjure up the continuing epilogues and details of the toadstools, the tiny houses, the little rivers and valleys and all of the friends of the forest.

 

My Grandfather used to memorize and speak poetry in our small town. Joining the hundreds of other storytellers, he was a part of the Cowboy Poetry Festival in Pincher Creek, Alberta. He would often practice with us willing grandkids as we waited for Sunday dinners and then again after food was put away, just one more story please Grandpa!!

The creativity and diversity of sharing stories is as old as time itself and we carry words like the clothes on our backs. I now carry on this tradition and love how it makes individuals feel differently... feel less stress ...feel at ease in a world that can be daunting and overwhelming.

 

I've carefully curated these stories over the past years and months and I look forward to sharing them with you. So much to dive into, so much to share. 

— Tim Cyr

"The Woven Word"

(one of my favourite books)

by Romany Rivers

oral tradition

Storytelling through oral tradition dates back to different points in history, depending on the culture. These traditions use song, chant and poetry to tell stories that had been handed down from generation to generation and eventually written and published. Cultural and social myths were also first passed on through word of mouth. For example, oral myths in North America are most common among Native American cultures. Many indigenous tribes continue to recount stories of creation and other and their peoples' histories. Traditional storytelling by word of mouth still takes place whenever a group of people gather to socialize.

THE EVOLUTION OF STORYTELLING
by Melissa Mendoza | published May. 1st, 2015

www.reporter.rit.edu/tech/evolution-storytelling#:~:text=There%20is%20evidence%20of%20written,on%20paper%2C%20stone%20or%20clay

 

There is evidence of written symbols that date back to about 9,000 years ago. The first written stories were manually transcribed, whether on paper, stone or clay. As described above, writing began as drawings, but over time changed into script. The current alphabets were derived from older forms of writing, such as the Phoenician alphabet. 

The transition from oral to written culture overlapped, but is predominantly accounted for in ancient Greece, where the earliest inscriptions date from 770 to 750 B.C. Scholars suggest that "The Iliad" by Homer is the oldest surviving work in the Greek language that originated from oral tradition, according to History of Information. Unfortunately, not all populations were literate, so only the educated class was able to read and write stories. This era also brought about the use of plays to tell stories.

The next great milestone in communications history is the introduction of mass printing that would make news and other information more readily available to all. Printing helped increase literacy among lay people. Johannes Gutenberg is considered the inventor of the printing press in the 15th century; however, 600 years before Gutenberg, Chinese monks created a block printing mechanism that set ink to paper using wooden blocks.

 
 
 
 

other story sessions

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Turn In To Your Light — OSTARA —
DATES: TBA

immerse yourself in the magic & mystery...
the blossoming energy of light and life

Relax, rejuvenate and re-awaken your senses of well-being and lightness. Aromatherapy, Restorative Yoga and the vibrational healing sounds of Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep). Stories and poetry narrated by Tim Cyr. Feel the return of light, new growth and refreshing scents-ations in the honouring and celebration of the Spring Equinox.

All supportive props and yoga mats are supplied. Just bring yourself and any loved-ones you wish to share this experience this with.

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Through The Heart of   ...Love Surrendered
DATES: TBA

Hearts broken — hearts mended. Emotions —  senses running wild. Love lost — love gained. Gathering it all in for the deep dive, surrendering through the fathoms of our human connections.

Relax, rejuvenate and re-vitalize your body and mind with the support of Restorative Yoga and the vibrational sounds of Yoga Nidra. Stories and poetry to guide you through the healing of your tender heart, narrated by Tim Cyr.  Feel again, the ecstasy and the potential of your own sharing of love and the possibility to let love in.

All supportive props and yoga mats are supplied. Just bring yourself and any loved-ones you wish to share this experience this with.

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A Journey Through the Silent Night
DATES: TBA, 2020
'Tis season in which we dream and wonder. The magic of Christmas is not just based on religious traditions, but also from the natural world of transformation as we move into a time of rebirth from a time sleep and rejuvenation. A time to celebrate the darkness and the light, the light that we gather around in community, friendship and love.
 
I invite you to experience the rhythmic vibrations of story-telling in combination with Restorative Yoga Nidra. Listening to stories of wonderment, magic and hope that inspire us and lift us up during this long winters' night.
 
Relax into gentle Restorative yoga postures where your body is fully supported with props, blankets and eye-pillows. Settle your mind into healing brain-wave patterns while listening to the vibrations of voice and story-telling.
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The Mysticism of Samhain — The Veil
DATES: TBA
 
This season where the energetic veil between worlds is the thinnest, I invite you to experience the rhythmic vibrations of story-telling in combination with Restorative Yoga Nidra. Stories of magic and mysticism that draw our imaginations and wonderings into vistas of shadow and light that some might simply call "ghost stories"... but to others, they are meaningful and rich with energy and connection to the space and beings beyond the veil. 
 
Relax into gentle Restorative yoga postures where your body is fully supported with props, blankets and eye-pillows. Settle your mind into healing brain-wave patterns while listening to the vibrations of voice and story-telling.

Journey of Self Love

DATES: TBA

Restorative Yoga with the addition of story-telling (Yoga Nidra) for the compassionate mind and body. As you relax into postures where your body is fully supported with yoga props and warm blankets and eye-pillows, you relax into healing brain-wave patterns between consciousness and sleep. The stories told during this session are chosen based on love and compassion for oneself, for others in your family, community and for all relationships you encounter. A journey not to be missed out on.

 
Relax into gentle Restorative yoga postures where your body is fully supported with props, blankets and eye-pillows. Settle your mind into healing brain-wave patterns while listening to the vibrations of voice and story-telling.

The Creative Soul

DATES: TBA

 

Restorative Yoga with the addition of story-telling (Yoga Nidra) for the creative mind and body. As you relax into postures where your body is fully supported with yoga props and warm blankets and eye-pillows, you relax into healing brain-wave patterns between consciousness and sleep. The stories told during this session are chosen based on helping your creative senses to awaken.

 
Relax into gentle Restorative yoga postures where your body is fully supported with props, blankets and eye-pillows. Settle your mind into healing brain-wave patterns while listening to the vibrations of voice and story-telling.

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