Friday Night Kirtan
with Harmony, Kelly, & Tia
Friday May 24th 7-8:30pm
Kirtan is a form of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga where community gathers to share in call-and-response chanting, therein discovering that which unites us to each other. Most of the chants are in the ancient but timeless Sanskrit language. These sounds vibrate within the physical and subtle body, quieting the mind and purifying the heart. No experience is necessary, and song sheets are provided.
Sliding Scale $5-$15
Creative Reflection and Yoga Workshop
w/ Sharon Daly
Sunday May 26th 2-5pm
This workshop has been CANCELLED.
Tuesday and Wednesday May28 &29 1-3pm
‘If it is here it is everywhere, if it is not here, it is nowhere’
These two sessions are an invitation to step back into a state of undivided attention and deep listening. Here each kosha, each field of being is experienced as an integrated part of the whole. We breath, we move, we feel, we understand, we welcome and we expand into the fullness of life at each and every moment, with each and every breath.
For all practitioners of any style of Yoga.
Link to Sama’s website
$40+tax per workshop or $70+tax together
True sitar masters from Varanasi India, the Mishras combine a deep understanding of improvisation, endless practice and deep spiritual awareness to produce music that stirs the soul. Pandit Shivnath Mishra was Head of the Music Department at Benares University for 36 years. Along with his son Deobrat, and grand-nephew Prashant, three generations of the Mishra musical lineage will be performing throughout western Canada this spring. For music lovers of all styles, the Mishras are not to be missed!
$15 + tax in advance
$20 + tax at the door
Chanting a Healing Mantra
With Kelly Yaskiw
Sunday June 9th 6-7pm
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is an ancient Sanskrit Mantra chanting to rejuvenate and restore health. Join your community to chant this mantra 108 times, and the vibration pulses through every cell to balance the body and calm the mind.
Adjusting 101 -Empower Your Teaching
With Karin Sarnblom
Sunday June 16th 2-4pm
This workshop is intended to make yoga teachers more familiar and comfortable with basic yoga pose adjustments. Maybe your teacher training didn’t go into depth on adjustments or maybe you want to be inspired with some new techniques.
From hands on to hands off adjusting, you’ll get plenty of experience to apply adjustment techniques on your peers. Whether you are a brand new teacher looking to deppen what you learned at teacher training or you are wanting to brush up on adjustment, all are welcome. You will leave this workshop with new found knowledge and confidence to adjust your students.
We will look at:
- Hands on Adjustments - Including various options for downdog, childspose, pigeon, shavasana
- Energetic Adjustments
- Vocal Adjustments
- Creating your personal adjusting guidelines
Pricing: $35 + gst Before June 10th
$45 + gst After.
The Strength to Endure
With Jonathan Boyd
Sunday June 23rd 2-4pm
$20 + gst
“What is to give light must endure burning” – Viktor Frankl
The Strength to Endure is a 2 – hour asana practiced designed to increase the capacity and competency of an Intermediate or Advanced yoga student. The full-spectrum sequence explores all categories of postures with particular emphasis on Inversions, Standing Poses and Backbends. A timer is used to create a sense of discipline and to build the strength, endurance and stamina required to deepen your relationship with more advanced asana.
- Sirasana 1 – Headstand
- Adho Mukha Vrksasana – Handstand
- Pincha Mayurasana - Forearm Stand
- Parivrtta Trikonasa – Revolved Triangle
- Virabhadrasana 3 – Warrior 3
- Garudasana – Eagle
- Ardha Navasana – Half Boat
- Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Bow / Wheel
- Dwi Pada Viparita Dandanasa – Two Legged Inverted Staff Pose
- Sarvangasana – Shoulderstand
and many more.
After class, each student will be emailed a PDF with the 2-hour Strength to Endure sequence along with 90 minute, 60 minute and 30 minute variations to support and ongoing home practice.
Prerequisites: 1) The ability to kick up to handstand at the wall AND 2) Urdhva Dhanurasana on your own OR 3) Permission from the instructor.
* Please Note: All workshops are pre-registered unless stated otherwise. Payment required at the time of registration. No refunds will be given 7 days prior to workshop.