A Mindful Art Crawl at sariKNOTsari

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sariKNOTsari

231 James Street North

Hamilton, ON L8R 2L2

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Slow down from the hustle bustle of Art Crawl with mindful tastings, meditations, thai massages and slow fashion at sariKNOTsari.

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Explore Hamilton's James Street North bustling with music, food and art, with a mindful stop at sariKNOTsari.

Enjoy sipping the latest herbal and handcrafted spirits by Dillon's as you learn about the process of distilling while taking in the sounds of live music on the streets and sights of brightly coloured upcycled slow fashion by owner and designer of sariKNOTsari, Priya Mohan. Take your time indulging in the rows of silk kimonos, hand-beaded bracelets, copper kitchenwares and more from sustainable artisans worldwide.

Open and calm the body in our healing sanctuary where Stacey Austin will offer twenty and forty minute Thai Yoga Massages for $1 per glorious minute.

Relax onto your meditation cushion in the enchanting courtyard as your guide, Lilli Markle, takes you on a mindful journey of the senses.

Schedule for the evening:

7:00pm Meditation & Thai Massage Sessions Open

7:30pm Dillon's Tasting Begins

9:00pm Meditation

10:00pm Dillon's Tasting Ends

Please note: meditations and thai massage sessions operate on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend adding your name to our list in store to reserve your spot in advance for a 20 or 40 minute thai massage. Massage fees are $20 for 20 minutes and $40 for 40 minutes and can be paid in cash in person to your practitioner, Stacey.

This is a free event, however, we invite you to consider a donation towards the Save the Elephants Organization, a partner of sariKNOTsari, which can be done in person or on the event page.

About your hosts of A Mindful Art Crawl:

sariKNOTsari

sariKNOTsari aspires to provide you with a curated collection of gifts, slow-fashion and up-cycled clothing, wellness products, and home decor that allows you to buy the things you need while making a difference in the world.

We often get asked why we choose to bring in certain items and not others. Here are the main criteria we use when curating our products and why:

Slow Fashion

Everything we do at sariKNOTsari is guided by the slow fashion movement. We aim to inspire you to buy less and wear more. By doing so, you love every piece you own and reduce your impact on the planet. We curate our products to make sure everything is ethically sourced and well made. By choosing to buy our items, you are making a statement to support sustainability over consumerism.

Upcycled and Low-Waste

Most of our products are upcycled including the sariKNOTsari Up-cycled Vintage collection. We do this intentionally to reduce the amount of product going into landfills. Artisans are able to use materials they already have to create beautiful pieces.

Similarly, we make sure our items are low-waste and encourage our artisans to turn any scrap pieces into new items. For example, in our sariKNOTsari linen and up-cycled vintage lines, scraps from dresses and tops are used to make gift wrap, bunting and hair accessories.

Brands that use remnants to create new products also reduce the carbon footprint that would have been caused by the creation of new fabrics. By starting with high quality, pre-loved pieces, our artisans reduce on costs without compromising quality. This also allows us to provide products to our customers in a variety of price points, making them accessible to all.

Locally Made

We love to support artisans abroad and make the world a better place while doing so. However, we don’t believe this means we can’t support local talent too! For example, ALTR Soaps is a company out of Hamilton that uses locally picked botanicals to make their products. These items benefit our local economy while benefiting the planet by only using natural materials...a win-win!

Ethical Trade

We work directly with our artisans for our sariKNOTsari collections, ensuring that they are paid a fair price for their labour. In fact, our owner Priya travels to India to handpick sustainable fabrics and designs and ensure safe work environments. When we bring other vendors into the store, we research to see that they are following these criteria. In this way, customers know when they walk into our store that everything has a positive impact on people and the planet.

Supports Social Causes

We believe that you can make a difference every time you buy something and encourage our customers to vote with their wallet. Instead of having a neutral or negative impact, why not have a positive one? Many of our products support social causes in addition to being ethically sourced. For example, one dollar from every sariKNOTsari brand purchase, and $20 from every Elephant Necklace purchase, goes directly to Save The Elephants, an organization that protects elephants and their grazing lands in Africa. Our A Million Elephants collection helps create awareness of on-going de-mining efforts in Laos.

Lilli Markle

Lilli Markle, a Canadian-raised citizen of the globe, has been a student of yoga, meditation and bodywork for 10 years and a teacher for five. Lilli is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with designations in various movement, meditation and healing modalities, including Thai Massage and Ayurvedic Bodywork through the Sunshine Network, Integrative Restoration (iRest), Franklin Method and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis.

Finding her way into the wellness field as a recovering ballet dancer, Lilli discovered how these practices brought a newfound awareness, healing and curiosity surrounding her body and mind. She hopes to inspire her students' own curiosity both on and off the mat. Lilli teaches public and private yoga and meditation, drawing from hatha, vinyasa, restorative and yin yoga as well as Zen and Vedic meditation styles. She also offers workshops, retreats, corporate wellness consulting and Thai bodywork.

More info about Lilli can be found on her website (www.lillimarkle.com) and on Instagram (@lillimarkle).

Stacey Austin

Stacey is the founder of YOGA IS...

As a yogic healer, Stacey guides you towards letting go of unnecessary suffering on all levels. With decades of spa therapy and classical training from great Masters and Swamis, Stacey uses the element of touch to remove energy blocks and negative patterns. Through the experience of direct knowledge, she empowers others to find true peace and live from a place of freedom and joy. Om Shanti.

More info about Stacey can be found on her website (www.yogais.space) and on Instagram (@yoga.massage.stacey).

Dillon's Distillers

The story of our ingredients is the story of Dillon’s. We have access to fresh local product grown by so many amazing people using healthy, responsible practices on some of the best growing soils in the world. These elements are fundamental to Dillon’s and without them we wouldn’t be doing it.

Besides using grapes and other fruit that would have been left as waste, the spent rye grain is given back to farmers for animal feed once we have extracted all of the alcohol from it. It is an ideal high-protein animal feed that we are more than happy to give to local farmers and this ensures that another precious food resource is fully utilized.

We invite you to visit our distillery located on the Niagara Wine Route in Beamsville and the entrance to the 20 Valley.

The Sipping Room at Dillon’s Small Batch is a tasting and retail experience that welcomes guests to try our exciting spirits while also seeing first hand how we make our products in the traditional way in our copper pot still using local Niagara vinifera grapes and botanicals.

Visitors can purchase all of our fine spirits to take home from our facility. In addition, we have a selection of beautiful new and vintage glassware, bar tools, artisan mixes, books and more to add to the fun.

Dillon’s Small Batch spirits are also available for Home delivery. Order directly from the distillery and we’ll ship it to you. Send us an email (info@dillons.ca) or call at 1.905.563.3030

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231 James Street North

Hamilton, ON L8R 2L2

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