Mala Making Workshop with Jackee Desimone
Dates: Sunday October 27th
Join Jackee for a creative and interactive Mala making experience!
This 3-hour workshop introduces you to Japa meditation. Together you and Jackee will explore the eastern history of the mala, while you create your own. This eastern tradition will teach you how to connect your breath to your prayer through the power of repetition. Jackee will teach you how to use your Mala garland for meditation while you infuse it with your own intention and energy. Please bring your mat. All materials are provided.
Yoga Nidra with Shelley Gordon
Date: Friday December 6th
Time: 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Come lay down & rest as Shelley guides you through the practice of Yoga Nidra. Following these traditional steps; intention setting, body awareness, breath awareness, emotional awareness, visualization, and “waking up” or re-integration.
You’ll be deeply guided 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 or Sankalpa at the beginning of your Yoga Nidra practice, 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. There is evidence that Yoga Nidra helps to relieve stress, enhance creativity, ease insomnia, heighten awareness & focus and transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking. Please bring your mat.
Sharing Privilege with Robin Lacambra
Date: Saturday January 4th 2020
Time: 2:00pm- 5:00pm
Anti-oppression work should be at the core of every community and every space where groups of people gather. It is important that any individual, leading groups of people, has some awareness around anti-oppression efforts. This work starts with acknowledging one's own privilege, becoming aware of systematic oppression and where on the spectrum (of privilege and oppression) different groups land. In this session, we will create a judgement and shame-free environment, with full permission to ask all the questions we might be nervous to ask. We will explore ways we can sustainably share our individual privilege to create more access and abundance for more people - especially the groups of people that are often left out of the conversation or are under-represented in western wellness worlds. This work is an on-going ever evolving conversation. There is no pretty packaged parcel that guarantees an offence-free, trigger-free, perfect outcome. Instead, what we all should strive for in anti-oppression work is earnest effort, attuned listening skills, ability to receive feedback, accountability and mindful response.
50 Hours of Asana & Anatomy
Hosted by Natalie, Helena and Shelley.
This 50 Hr intensive will allow you to understand the mechanics and physiology of the body. You will learn about the musculoskeletal system and integrate this information for proper functional movement in our yoga poses. You will also learn how to spot these anatomical imbalances in your own practice or if you are currently teaching, spot these in your yoga students and help to assist and adjust these misalignments and compensation patterns. This helps to serve yourself and your students for a safer more aware practice. We will be exploring a number of observations exercises and practice hands on adjustments as well.
January 17th, 18th, 19th
January 31st, February 1st, 2nd
February 7th, 8th, 9th
Fridays 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Saturdays 12:00pm- 7:00pm
Sundays 12:00pm- 7:00pm
Investment: $800.00+HST (Payment plans available)
Posture Lab Series with Andrea King
Join Andrea for a workshop style class Friday evenings, breaking down popular postures and transitions. Dig a little deeper into your physical postures with insight into the biomechanics of the body with Andrea’s signature light-hearted approach. Expect to move, learn, laugh and sweat.
Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Investment: $22.00+HST per workshop date
Date: Friday February 28th - CHATURANGA DANDASANA
Dive into one of the most practiced postures in hatha vinyasa yoga. We’ll look into safe and strong movements for the wrists, shoulders and core. Explore strength-building movements, postures and variations that help build the framework for this super strong pose.
Date: Friday March 27th - BAKASANA / Crow Pose
Learn the framework to fly one of yoga’s most popular arm balances, crow pose. Dozens of arm balances start with this strength building and fear busting posture. The strength of the front of core will be explored as well as the position of the wrists and shoulders. Multiple variations of the pose will be practiced, even non-weight-bearing versions. Come have fun and fly.
Date: Friday April 24th - URHDVA DHANURASANA / Wheel Pose
Work through the basics of back-bending by learning to open the front of the body and strengthen the back, as you work towards one of yoga’s biggest backbends. Learn safe variations for the wrists and build the confidence for this heart-opening pose.
Date: Friday May 22nd - HANUMANASANA / Front Splits
Dig into hamstring and hip flexor health as we approach this pose safely and without expectation. Learn variations, the story behind the pose and maybe surprise yourself with the bravery of the Hindu god Hanuman.