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.

Yin & Restorative Yoga

3 FRIDAY Evenings 7:00 – 8:30pm
Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20
with Sandy LeBlanc & Michele Heuff

Looking for relaxing, deep stretches for your physical body, which cue release of tension in the mental and emotional bodies too? This monthly practice is for you!

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)

Gentle Yoga
Teacher Training

with Sandy LeBlanc
10 hours
Fri/Sat/Sun, November 8 – 10

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, Nov 8: 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, Nov 9: 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, Nov 10: 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.

2-day Yoga Retreat

with Sandy LeBlanc
Sept 27 –  Sept 29, 2019
at Harmony Dawn

Take time to unplug, recharge and refresh as you immerse yourself in yoga, at Harmony Dawn.

  • 4 Yoga Classes (Restorative, Yin, Partner, Yoga @ the Wall) plus 2 Yoga Workshops (Warriors, Inversions) led by Sandy LeBlanc
  • 6 delicious, abundant vegetarian meals (celebrated chef & author, Nicola Lawrence James)
  • Beautiful trails, woods, and Rice Lake for hiking, running, exploring
  • Plenty of down time to read, chat, knit, journal, take a nap!

Cost: $445 per person + hst
Early Bird $395 + hst if paid in full by August 14, 2019
$100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your space. Refund policy available here. Maximum 18 people.

Intro to Stott® Pilates

with Beatix Nagy
Sept 29, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Has your doctor, physical therapist or chiropractor recommended Pilates for you?

Do you suffer from postural issues such as sore neck & shoulders, achy lower back? Would you like to intelligently & safely discover and improve your core strength?

 Stott Pilates is designed to restore natural spinal curves, rebalance muscle strength, and heighten body awareness, with particular emphasis on breathing, pelvic floor, lower back, upper body posture, and head & neck alignment.

 Join our Intro to Stott® Pilates workshop!

 Learn about the five Stott Pilates principles, while mastering the 10 warm-up exercises, and get familiar with the 32 essential level exercises. Leave feeling balanced and tension free. Even if you’ve taken our Intro class before, all are welcome: ‘getting back to basics is always a good idea!

 

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