Calm Inside the Storm Live/Zoom hybrid

Could you use a little CALM in your life right now?!

Led by Cheryl Ward

Watch for upcoming winter dates!

Email me at cheryl@forwardmotionyoga.com once you’ve registered and let me know what your preference is. 
Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Are you willing to invest in yourself every day, once or twice a day to find that CALM? To allow that CALM to find you throughout the remainder of your day?

Are you willing to invest in 1 60-minute session once a week for 6 weeks in an online group setting to learn a variety of ways of introducing CALM into your daily routine?  Dates and times below.


YES?  Then you’re ready for Calm Inside the Storm.

Beginner or seasoned meditators welcome.

Each week for 6 weeks, we will meet in person in Markham or together on a live Zoom call.

Together we’ll find our “CALM In The Storm”. Together we’ll find stillness and silence that rests within. Together we’ll set intentions for calm & inner peace. Together we’ll meditate. And together we’ll learn the importance of:

֍  Breath awareness and it’s role on our parasympathetic nervous system. Its role on our wellbeing.

֍  Gratitude and the importance of recognizing it NOW more than ever. Seeing and acknowledging what we DO have.

֍  Creativity as our birthright…doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the arts. Creativity is what brings us joy: being in that moment of creation, whether it’s discovering a great recipe and sharing the fruits of our labour with a friend, a new take on an old garden, or the creative way we interact, play & teach our children.  In our current global situation, what gifts or talents do we posses that may help others now? What can we create now to take us to the other side of this life-changing pandemic? What great ideas have you been sitting on, pondering? Let’s discover that creativity, that joy, together!

In the short time I’ve been practicing meditation, I’ve noticed that I am much more calm during the days.  During this time of social distancing it can be very hectic juggling work and childcare obligations.  Daily meditation has allowed me to carve out a little bit of time for me to take care of myself each day so that I’m better able to take care of the other people in my life who need me.
– Lindsay Crawford

At the end of this program, you will have:


֍ developed the habit of a daily practice of meditation, no devices required

֍  explored and understood the concept of conscious choice making

֍  opened up to everything you’re grateful for

֍  a greater understanding of the power of mantras & why we use them

֍  come to understand limiting beliefs and conditioning and how to shift them

֍  practiced witnessing awareness

֍  a greater understanding of the power of intention setting

֍  tapped into your creative mind, your joy

֍  learned to “STOP” throughout your day to breathe

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Additional Options Available!

֍  Learn at your own pace with a series of pre-recorded sessions.

֍  One-on-one meditation coaching.

Who am I, you ask?


I’m Cheryl!


I teach peace & human awesomeness through Yoga and Meditation every day.  People tell me I’ve helped them find some CALM through the work I do.  People have also made some very significant life changes after diving a little deeper into themselves through these teachings.


Deepak Chopra taught me a thing or two about meditation and then he certified me as one of his teachers. After several years of LIVE, in person training with Deepak himself in California, I then became a Chopra Certified Instructor in 2010.


Since then I have taught hundreds of people how to find their CALM through the daily practice of meditation.  I would be honoured to guide you.


I believe now, more than ever, finding stillness & silence is crucial to our wellbeing, and I can help.
Just wanted to say thank you for a great 1st session last evening... really had a great time. Thank you! Learning so much so far and I just finished my meditation... also just ran too so it’s a great way to end my workout but also a great way to start my Wednesday! Can’t wait till next week. You're inspiring!!!! Katherine

A Chat with Cheryl

Cheryl:  So, you’ve been hearing now for years that meditation is good for you.  You’ve heard its great at helping calm the body/mind, reducing stress & increasing inner peace. A little calm inside the storm if you will.


You:  Sounds pretty good already!


Studies show, many meditators sleep more soundly.  They’ve claimed enhanced self-awareness leading to an improved self-image & a more positive outlook on life!


OK, I’m listening….


AND, increased creativity.  All of these leading to more joy?!


Seriously?  No way.  Too good to be true.


Perhaps you’ve done quite a bit of reading about the benefits of meditation. You’ve even tried a couple of the meditation apps – felt ok….for a bit….You’ve gone to a meditation class – once.  It was nice.  You liked it. And maybe that’s as far as you got, and that’s ok.


You are not alone!


I was once where you are!


But I’m here now and I can help you and I want to help you.


I was very reluctant to start meditating. My brain was so active and any attempt at even quieting it for a few minutes seemed futile. I also didn’t feel like I had the time.  I couldn’t get half the stuff done in my day as it was!  How on earth could I possibly squeeze that in?  No way!


And then I made the decision to try it.


It’s been well over 25 years now and it was THE BEST decision I ever made.


Have I fallen off the wagon a couple of times?  Yes.  And then I got back on.


It’s a choice, a conscious choice.  We talk about conscious choice making quite a bit in this course.


So, what if there was a way, an opportunity to introduce meditation into your life slowly, without leaving your home, with access to me, your meditation expert, and at a very affordable price?


There is.

It’s Calm Inside the Storm; developed & taught in April 2020
because of COVID-19 & the resulting lockdown.

Here’s what’s included:

֍  6 Live Zoom calls

֍  A follow-up email overview after each live session

֍  Meditation habit tracking sheets to help you create your new daily routine

֍  Me – as your resource for questions and comments throughout our time together

֍  Weekly group meditations

$259.00 + HST

You Will Need:

֍  Notebook or journal and a pen

֍  Quiet space to sit

֍  A willingess to be present

Lesson Overview:

Weeks 1 & 2: Breath Awareness

  • The importance of our own breath, becoming aware of it, it’s benefits, how to slow it down and why we slow it down
  • Simple breath techniques you can do anytime
  • Intention setting
  • Group meditation – mantras and their meaning
  • Homework: Creating your new amazing habit

Weeks 3 & 4: Gratitude

  • The importance of it, becoming aware of it, it’s benefits & why writing it down is key
  • Intention setting
  • Group meditation
  • Gratitude journalling. Best time to record
  • Self care/self love
  • Homework: Creating your new amazing habit

Weeks 5 & 6: Creativity

  • The importance of it, becoming aware of it, its benefits & how stillness & silence can help us tap into it & why
  • Creativity homework
  • Intention setting
  • Group meditation
  • Homework: Creating your new amazing habit

Bonus #1:

2-week unlimited virtual Yoga pass for you. Start any time!

Bonus #2:

2-week unlimited virtual Yoga pass for every referral!

Every time you refer a friend to any of our Yoga or meditation programs, you’ll receive a 2-week unlimited virtual Yoga pass. $45 value.  We believe Yoga and meditation go hand in hand for great health and well-being, so LET’S GET EVERYONE MOVING!  Including YOU!  Just refer someone.  They sign up, you receive your gift!  

Calm Inside the Storm was one of the best things I have done for myself ever!
– Jennifer
Can I tell you how much I have loved your sessions?  The timing of this for me was perfect and I’ve really found something that works for me and is in line with a lot of the things I’ve been trying to teach myself – not judging, trying not to control everything, being open to possibilities, and not being so hard on myself!
– Lisa
I’m so happy to hear that you are working on sharing this wonderful gift with others. Of course I want to play a part in your growth and the wonderful work you are doing. I am team “YES”. May your journey continue to be blessed. 
– Cassandra