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Squat/Lunge/Plank summer challenge
July 6 – 31, 2020
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!
Beginner Foundations Stott® Pilates Workshop Series
with Beatrix Nagy
Tuesdays, July 7 – 11
9:00 am or 6:00 pm
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
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
with Sandy LeBlanc
Fri/Sat/Sun, Coming Spring 2020
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, 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
with Sandy LeBlanc
4 Sunday afternoons, 1 – 6 pm
Fall 2020, date TBD
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.
A Weekend Warrior, and a Whiplash Victim
A PTSD Sufferer, and a Millennial
Sunday: Illness / Life Changes
Cancer Diagnosis, and Going thru Grief or Divorce
Arthritis, and Hearing Loss
COST: $445 + hst
(includes additions to binder)
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