A Summer of Empowered Creative Community with South Moon Studio

Its that time of year again where we look for fun and nourishing activities to compliment our relaxing summer holidays at the lake. This year South Moon Studio has lots of great classes and workshops planned for all ages and stages.


Yoga classes taught by Chrissy Sie-Merritt will be offered on the beach at Faloma on Sundays from 10-11am. Bring a towel and be prepared to embrace the beauty of the lake during a nourishing all levels class. Falcon Trails Resort will also be hosting Chrissy for a Monday Morning Gentle Flow class at 10am in the chalet or better yet beside the lake on those beautiful sunny days!

Kids Art Night will be offered once again at The Sandcastle Shop! Last year was so much fun with great projects for ages 4-12. You can register your child for any of the following dates in the store at The Sandcastle.

Paint Nights are back and are so much fun! Chrissy will guide you as you recreate your own masterpiece, step-by-step. These nights are a fun way to try something new, meet new friends and enjoy some healthy creative fun.

If these dates don’t fit into your schedule you can always book a private or group yoga session at your cabin as well as private paint parties. South Moon hosts private retreats in studio or at your cabin as well. Customize your summer fun to suit your needs!

South Moon Studio is also hosting an informative and holistic workshop with Kalee Mund on July 16th. Decoding Ayurveda & The Doshas is a great opportunity to learn the ancient science of Ayurveda and make your own special tea blend that will support your specific health needs.

Laura Reeves of Prairie Shore Botanicals is back for the Family Foraging Day. This
workshop is filled with activities to sharpen your wilderness and plant identification skills. We will be exploring fire and shelter building, awareness games, how to boil water with a rock and so much more!

Before the rush of summer, local artist Chrissy Sie-Merritt is having her first Solo
Exhibition “UnEarthed”, at the Cre8ery Gallery in Winnipeg from June 24 – July 5th.
There is an open invitation to the opening reception on June 23 from 7-10pm.

For information on any classes and workshops contact Chrissy at 204-918-5359 or southmoonarts.com

May this summer be a balance of adventure and creative relaxation!

12th annual West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest

The 12th annual Meteor Fest is this weekend, marking the height of summer and a celebration of West Hawk Lake, that beautiful, deep, meteor-formed lake nestled in the south Whiteshell.

971670_10201516322288795_671373887_nThis year, Meteor Fest runs from Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12 and is packed with events that the whole family can enjoy – Everything from a parade to pony rides to street hockey to yoga on the beach to wakeboarding and more. Here’s a schedule of events throughout the weekend:

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Nourish your body, mind & creative self with South Moon Studio

This summer promises to overflow with unique experiences, creating lasting memories for you and your family. Chrissy Sie-Merritt, founder of South Moon Studio will be offering a variety of classes in visual and healing arts, from West Hawk to East Braintree.

Yoga on the beach, in the studio or at the Trails.

With eleven years of experience teaching yoga to all ages in the Whiteshell, Chrissy’s classes have become a trade mark for many as part of their unique summer experience. The traditional Beach Yoga at Meteor Fest is back again on Saturday July 11th, 8-9am. Throughout the summer you can start your day right with three different morning classes to choose from: southmoon3 Continue reading

Get Away and Get Relaxed at Falcon Trails Resort’s Yoga Retreat Weekend

yoga_photo_3Relax, indulge, and rejuvenate yourself in a weekend of meditation, restorative yoga, sweat lodge, live music, organic locally-inspired meals, and more, while staying in one of the tranquil lake-front cabins nestled at the southeast end of Falcon Lake. You can experience all of this at Falcon Trails Resort’s Yoga Retreat Weekend from October 24 to 26.

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Get Creative, Get Active This Summer with South Moon Studio!

With lots of different classes, camps, and events for all ages, South Moon Studio makes it easy to create a fun and interesting summer for your whole family. This year there are some exciting new classes in Falcon Lake and surrounding areas. South Moon also offers private classes and day retreats at your cabin or at the studio in East Braintree!

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Whiteshell Business: South Moon Studio

After years of being a gypsy studio, travelling within the Whiteshell and South Eastern Manitoba, South Moon Studio has planted its roots in East Braintree. A unique and cozy studio nestled along the Boggy River is now home for a variety of classes and workshops, celebrating the visual and healing arts.

IMG_1715Built with love and a fiery passion for the arts Chrissy Sie-Merritt and Colin Sie designed and constructed a barn style studio with a small store, treatment room, and a large open space on the second floor.

Classes for all ages in yoga, dance, pilates, and a variety of art styles are offered by Chrissy Sie-Merritt and many other great instructors from all over Manitoba. Treatments for massage, reflexology, and reiki are available by appointment.

IMG_1870A dreamer that wishes to transform how we navigate our way through this world, Chrissy Sie-Merritt, dives into the subtle details of life. Inspired by the textures of all living things, Chrissy is drawn to explore the wonders of nature with paint on canvas. Gracefully dancing between the visual and healing arts world she has tapped into a sacred balance that lies within the healing powers of colour, creation, breath, and movement.

beach yogaAlthough roots have been planted, South Moon still travels throughout the Whiteshell hosting classes in Falcon, West Hawk, Caddy Lake, and Ingolf, Ontario. Regular summer yoga classes on the beach make for a beautiful and refreshing way to greet a summer day. Custom retreats or classes are available at your own cabin with your own family and friends for an intimate experience designed to your desire. Chrissy also runs an annual yoga retreat hosted by Falcon Trails Resort that fills up every year with guests from all over Canada. Plans are in the works for South Moon’s first yoga retreat in Costa Rica.

021Chrissy’s vision for South Moon Studio is to continue to grow a sacred place in which to promote artists all over Manitoba, to empower people to feel good in their own bodies and celebrate the unique creative spirit and expression of children and adults of all ages.


For more information on South Moon Studio visit southmoonarts.com, e-mail southmoonarts@gmail.com, or call (204)-918-5359