Candlelight Restorative, monthly practice
Friday, Feb 21, 7:00 – 8:15pm
with Michele Heuff
Give your nervous system a much-needed reboot!
Restorative Yoga and props go hand in hand to carefully support the body as you ease into stillness and relaxation. the long holds in each pose not only feel amazing, but also help to activate the body’s natural healing systems. The perfect recipe to melt away accumulated stress from your week!
Soft illumination of candles helps calm the mind and move us toward a more meditative state.
This practice will help rejuvenate you and cultivate a shift in your physical and emotional well-being. We’ll end our practive with the beautifully restorative sound of a crystal bowl, and Savasana.
Cost: Yoga Class Card
Intro to Boxing
with Lee Danes
Sunday, February 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Boxers are considered among the best-conditioned athletes on the planet!
You’ll learn some of the fundamentals of boxing technique such as stance, pivot & movement principles, technical punches, defense, combinations, setups, feints, footwork and tactics. Depending on time and interest, also some parrying drills involving partner co-operation, but no sparring.
“Boxing is raw yet refined. It involves stability & fluidity; explosiveness & grace; power & relaxation; the head & the heart; the mind & the body.”
We’ll practice good technique in a safe & comfortable environment. Bring water, a towel, sense of adventure, and be prepared to sweat!
COST: $40 + hst, or $70 + hst for two
Advanced Series Stott® Pilates
with Beatrix Nagy
March 4 – April 29
Wednesdays, 11:30-12 Noon
Have you been practicing Intermediate Pilates and want to hit the next level?
This is IT!
This fast flowing, short repetition practice takes it up a big notch or two! Experience all the benefits of a Pilates mat class in just 30 minutes.
Take a break mid-week with this great stress-buster!
“I love this fast-moving, inspirational Advanced practice . . . it’s challenging, gets me sweaty and smiling for the rest of the day.” GD
COST: 9 classes $105 + hst;
Drop-in $17 + hst
with Sandy LeBlanc
Fri/Sat/Sun, March 6, 7, 8
A teacher training for care-givers, yoga teachers, body workers, and/or for your own self care.
This two-day workshop will provide insights, tools and techniques for care-givers of all kinds (whether caring for aging parents, ill family or friends, those dealing with anxiety and stress, etc.). It will also appeal to yoga teachers and body workers, providing more in-depth tools, techniques, philosophy, and physiology to add to your practices with your students and clients. And on a personal level, for your own self-care as you go through transition or a personal health crisis. More details soon!
COST: $245 + hst
(includes comprehensive handout)
Introductions & overview of the training
Combination of Hatha, Yin, Restorative and Meditation
Review 8 Limbs, Kosha’s, Vayu’s, Chakras
Gentle Yoga Practice including Yoga Nidra
Discussion and review Reading Assignments
Saturday, Mar 7: 1:00 – 5:00pm
The Tools of Gentle Yoga: asana, stretching, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, neuroscience
Student types and contra-indications
Planning the practice: theme, postures, pranayama, sequencing
Our Role: leadership, observation, touch, propping, finding your voice (tone, language (gentle lexicon), tone, humour)
Review Practice Teaching lesson plan for Sunday, allocate sections, and if time, partner and practice
Sunday, Mar 8: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Restorative Yoga: Propping and Cueing
Shared Practice Teaching, with feedback and support
Sampler Meditation Practice & Develop 2 ‘Student Type’ practices
Final Gentle Practice, discussion and blessing
with Sandy LeBlanc
4 Sunday afternoons, 1 – 6 pm
Going deeper, using the tools and techniques of Gentle Yoga, in application to student archetypes.
4 ‘deep dives’ on Sunday afternoons, exploring Postures (alignment, cueing, propping and sequencing), Meditation, Pranayama, Mudras, Philosophy and Psychology around key student types, taking into account contra-indications, and crafting practices we can take to our students, clients, patients, family and friends.
Sunday, March 29: Tight Bodies
A Weekend Warrior, and a Whiplash Victim
Sunday, April 19: Anxiety
A PTSD Sufferer, and a Millennial
Sunday, May 24: Illness / Life Changes
Cancer Diagnosis, and Going thru Grief or Divorce
Sunday, June 21: Aging
Arthritis, and Hearing Loss
COST: $445 + hst
(includes additions to binder)
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