Explore and Deepen your Practice
Come with an open mindset to our workshops and events, taking the time to go deeper in your knowledge and experience.

Yoga for runners 4-class series

with Sandy
LIVESTREAM Nov 26 – Dec 17, Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

No matter where you are in the training cycle, incorporating yoga will help! Special focus on releasing tight hips, lengthening sore hamstrings, calves, lower back, strengthening stabilizers and core; balancing differences from side to side. Considered by many endurance athletes to be injury prevention & cross training combined.

“I always feel every pose and sequence is just right for my body – just what I need. I’m positive I made it thru my first Half Marathon training, injury free, because of Sandy’s classes and guidance.” Shlo

This LIVESTREAM series will help you reset your physical body as well as reduce your level of stress and finish with a smile! You’ll need your own mat, strap and one block (note these can be purchased at the studio, new or used).

Cost: $60 +hst for the 4-class series

Boxing fundamentals & workout 4-class series

with Lee
LIVESTREAM Nov 30 – Dec 21, Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm

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, T-frame & movement principles, technical punches, defense, combinations, setups, feints, footwork and tactics.

“Boxing is raw yet refined. It involves stability & fluidity; explosiveness & grace; power & relaxation; the head & the heart; the mind & the body.”

As well as technical boxing training, Lee blends in ‘dessert’ with calisthenics, and core work for an overall great workout! Have plenty of water, a towel, your sense of adventure, and be prepared to sweat!

Cost: $60 +hst for the 4-class series

Yin/Restorative yoga
Monthly LIVESTREAM Practice

Sunday, Dec 13, 3:00 – 4:15pm
with Denise

Treat yourself to this nurturing, deeply relaxing practice!

Combine the quiet yet powerful practice of Yin Yoga with the healing, relaxing practice of Restorative Yoga for a delicious, centering result. Yin poses focus on the connective tissues and muscles of the legs, hips, back, chest & shoulders. Restorative poses are fully supported with soft props. Denise gently guides you to further open the energy lines to encourage release and healing. This practice is especially beneficial for those with tight muscles and joints, or who are experiencing anxiety or fatigue, or who simply need to step away from the intensity of life.

Beneficial for all, no prior experience required.

COST: $20 + hst
Pre-register, Livestream at home

Breathe & Meditate
Monthly LIVESTREAM Practice

Wednesday, Dec 16, 7:15 – 8:15pm
with Sandy

Pranayama – the yogic art of the breath – is wonderful, widely varied, can be cooling or heating, stimulating or calming, physical and spiritual, and a world to explore!

Re-discover your inner calm with simple yet profound breath work and meditations.

Meditation – the art of focus – which can help us get out of our busy minds and into the insular anchor of our true self. As Bernie Clark said ‘The mind and the breath are like 2 fishes swimming in the sea. When one is agitated, so is the other. And when one is calm, the other calms too. Anyone can meditate, and it is lovely and reassuring to do so together.

Now, more than ever, we need our practices to ground us, reminds us of our blessings, calm the heart and still the mind.

COST: $20 + hst
Pre-register, Livestream at home

PILATES 10-DAY CHALLENGE

Mon Dec 7 through Turs Dec 16
7:00 – 7:20am via Zoom

Immerse in a daily dose of Stott® Pilates

Join Beatrix every morning for 10 days! Improve your strength and muscle tone, balance your body & increase flexibility. Give yourself a fantastic start to your day before the holidays begin!

Pour fuel on your wellness program

Just 20 minutes each morning: 5 minutes of warm-up, and then 15 minutes of intense Pilates, planks and weight work. All levels welcome, with modifications for beginners, intermediates and advanced students.

100% Attendance over 10 days = one free online zoom private with Beatrix

Beatrix is passionate about fitness (and equally passionate about women’s pelvic floor health) through the mindful movement of Pilates.

She deems Pilates “as essential for your body, as an oil change is for your car.”

Beatrix is wonderful at reading your body and providing clear alignment and engagement cues to ensure you safely get the most out of your practice.

COST: $77 + hst
Pre-register, Livestream at home

FREE INFO SESSION

October 3, 2020

4:00pm

via Zoom

Gentle Yoga Training
Part One: online

with Sandy LeBlanc
10 hours
Fri/Sat/Sun, October 16, 17, 18, 2020

Gentle Yoga is an antidote for our times. Our culture tends to place a lot of emphasis on productivity, multi-tasking and accomplishments. Layer on our months of social distancing and the anxiety of the pandemic, and this creates a burden that goes deep, and, over time, can lead to distress, injury and even illness

An immersion training for care givers, yoga teachers, therapists, and/or for your own self care.

This weekend online training 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 enrich yoga teachers and therapists, 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.

Friday, October 16: 6:30 – 9pm
Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18: 1 – 5pm

COST: $245 + hst
(includes comprehensive handouts)

Gentle Yoga
Teacher Training
Part 1

with Sandy LeBlanc
10 hours
Fri/Sat/Sun, Coming Spring 2020

Gentle Yoga is an antidote for our times. Our culture tends to place a lot of emphasis on productivity, multi-tasking and accomplishments. This creates a burden that goes deep, and, over time, can lead to distress, injury and even illness.

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)

Friday, 6:30 – 9:00pm
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, 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, 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

HATHA YOGA ILLUSTRATED is required for this training. You can purchase at Indigo.ca, or we will have a limited number of copies for sale at the studio. Cost: $20 + hst.

Gentle Yoga
Teacher Training
Part 2

with Sandy LeBlanc
20 hours
4 Sunday afternoons, 1 – 6 pm
Fall 2020, date TBD

As a natural extension to those who’ve taken Gentle Yoga Teacher Training, Part One:

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: Tight Bodies
A Weekend Warrior, and a Whiplash Victim

Sunday: Anxiety
A PTSD Sufferer, and a Millennial

Sunday: Illness / Life Changes
Cancer Diagnosis, and Going thru Grief or Divorce

Sunday: Aging
Arthritis, and Hearing Loss

COST: $445 + hst
(includes additions to binder)

© 2020 Fit Journey • Sandy LeBlanc