Advanced Series Stott® Pilates
with Beatrix Nagy
Oct 30 – Dec 18
Wednesdays, 11:30-12 Noon
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!
“Breathe and come back to life” Joseph Pilates
COST: $95 + hst; Drop-in $17 + hst
skating at High Park & seasonal potluck
Sunday, December 15
Like-minded people joining together to practice yoga, mindfulness, fitness, learning and self care. Let’s meet together before we break for the holidays to have some fun!
4:00 – 5:00pm Skate
Meet at the High Park Rink for ‘free skate’ with family and friends. Get your skates sharpened ahead of time. And if you don’t have skates, come and hang out at the sidelines to catch said friends and share some hot cocoa! (Weather TBD)
5:30 – 7:30pm Potluck
Join in on a collective supper with friends, bring your favourite dish (appetizer, main, salad or dessert), and BYOB. Everyone welcome!
Yin & Restorative Yoga
Friday, Dec 20, 7:00 – 8:30pm
with Sandy LeBlanc & Michele Heuff
This unique combination of Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga with assists, will ensure that all physical, mental & emotional tension has melted away = BLISS!
Yin Yoga moves you carefully, safely into traditional Hatha postures with support for the joints, holding for time. This cues your nervous system, digestive system, and hormonal system (esp. adrenals) to move toward homeostasis.
Restorative Yoga is also a quiet, slow practice moving into full support with great ease, using many props.
In this practice, we pair Yin and Restorative with Thai Yoga Assists to stimulate fascia & meridians. These assists are offered gently or deeply, depending on your preference.
Cost: FREE! (Donations to The Redwood Shelter)
with Sandy LeBlanc
Fri/Sat/Sun, November 8 – 10
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, Nov 9: 1:00 – 6:00pm
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, Nov 10: 12 noon – 3:00pm
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
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