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.

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Squat/Lunge/Plank summer challenge

4 weeks:
July 6 – 31, 2020

Join us virtually for our 4 week Squat/Lunge/Plank Challenge!

In just 5 to 10 minutes each day, you’ll build your lower body and upper body strength, improve your posture and balance, stoke your mood, and increase your overall resilience.

We’ll start with a short vid on proper form, how to follow the progressions in the schedule, and tips on modifications should you have joint concerns.

You’ll be provided with a 4-week calendar on July 3 with moderate progressions each day to map out the plan. Get your stickers ready to track your progress! You’ll do the work Monday through Friday with Saturday & Sunday as rest days. Lots of variety is woven in with variations on squats, lunges & planks. Mon/Wed/Fri are squat days; Tues/Thurs are lunge days; Mon – Fri are plank days. Access to appropriate stretching and yoga vids will also be given!

You can do this wherever you are, no equipment required (altho a weight or two will add variety) . . . just good form and commitment!

Cost: FREE!

Beginner Foundations Stott® Pilates Workshop Series

with Beatrix Nagy
Tuesdays, July 7 – 11
9:00 am or 6:00 pm

6 Class, Semi-Private Series

Do you suffer sore neck & shoulders, achy lower back? Would you like to intelligently & safely improve your alignment and core strength? Curious about Stott® Pilates but not sure where to start?

Welcome to our Beginner Foundations Stott® Pilates workshop series, online!

In this six-class, semi-private series, you’ll learn about the five Stott Pilates principles, while mastering the 10 warm-up exercises, and get familiar with the 32 essential level exercises.

Leave each class feeling balanced, tension free, stronger and more aligned.

We’re offering this online series on Tuesdays at 2 time options: 9:00am, or 6:00pm. These will be semi-private, online sessions with Beatrix, maximum 4 students per time slot, to ensure one-on-one direction, correction & success.

Cost: $120 +hst, 6 classs series, 60 minutes per class

Boxing fundamentals and workout

with Lee Danes
4-Class Series, July 9 – 30
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 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, 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

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