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Workshops

Workshops

We offer many amazing workshops and other special classes on a periodic basis. You can view and register for our upcoming workshops below or keep informed of any upcoming events and courses by liking our Facebook page or by signing up for our Newsletter.


"Breathe by the Sea" Yoga Retreat

Currently full! Click Reserve now to be added to the waitlist. Look for more information on our next one coming in September!

Join us for our first ever yoga retreat at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa on beautiful Vancouver Island!!

Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

Included:
• 3 nights accommodation in an ocean view room
• Airport shuttles to and from resort
• Welcome gift from Breathe
• Pacific Mist Hydropath (one visit)
• Choice of 2 spa treatments or excursions*
• 6 yoga classes with CHRIS AND JENNIFER RURKA
• Breakfast (Friday and Saturday)
• Three-course dinner (Friday and Saturday)

*Excursion details to be finalized. Choices will include activities such as sea kayaking tour, wine & chocolate cycle tour, SUP.

$1,300 (single occupancy)
$1,100 (double occupancy)
$500 non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation. Deadline for booking is February 15, 2017.

Airfare is not included, however Westjet offers many direct flights to Comox a day.

Space is very limited! Reserve your spot now!


Thu   25/05/2017   6:00 pm

Avenida

Happy Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor

With Rebecca Breneman

Get to know your core a little more. Did you know that all movement originates from the core? Improve your performance in your game, your yoga, your life with this workshop.

Price Includes: Complimentary Postural Analysis. Value $100; Access to online instructional video; 15% off any Private in Home Training Package with A Good Fit Personal Training. This workshop is great for BEGINNERS and experienced yogis alike!


Sun   26/02/2017   2:00 pm

2hrs $40+GST Nolan Hill

Awaken Your Inner Fire

With Angelica Janik

This workshop will focus on harnessing the power of Kundalini techniques through a flow-styled yoga practice. Kundalini is one of the more spiritual types of yoga and goes beyond the physical performance of poses with emphasis on breathing, meditation, mudras and chanting. This workshop will help you cultivate greater awareness, build physical vitality and raise your vibration of consciousness. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi, this workshop will be great for you.


Sun   26/02/2017   4:00 pm

2hrs $40+GST McKenzie Towne

Arm Balances (SOUTH)

With Lacey Smith

This fun and exciting workshop will offer you an introduction to the basic principles and possibilities of arm balances. Take a chance, lift your feet off the mat, and take your practice into the air! Lacey will give you an understanding of the essential movements and actions that will make these inspiring poses part of your repertoire. Great for all levels of practitioners.


Sun   05/03/2017   4:00 pm

2hrs $40+GST McKenzie Towne

Noah Mazé - Sequencing Strategies for Yoga Teachers

With Noah Mazé

This in-depth, intermediate-level session is for yoga teachers looking to dive deeper and gain a more sophisticated understanding of pose-based and theme-based sequencing.

We will concern ourselves with alignment specifics and details in yoga pose applications: pose shape, applied anatomy and kinesiology, key actions, difficulties and common misalignments, pose improvement strategies and the use of props as teaching tools. We will consider sequencing in multiple ways – not just a sequence of poses to effectively reach the desired outcome, but also accuracy and order of instructions within any given pose, as well as the sequence of lessons within the arc of a class. This session doesn’t so much focus on sequencing intermediate or advanced poses, but rather is aimed at giving you a more sophisticated understanding of sequencing and the tools to create intelligent and effective sequences. Additionally, we will explore sequencing from a thematic perspective.

Each pose tells a story, and each pose is rich with symbolic interpretive meaning. We will sequence to physicalize and practice the teachings as the practice of yoga asana, and more deeply facilitate an embodied spiritual practice. As experiential educators, yoga teachers facilitate the theatre of mind, body and heart. We have the opportunity to teach to every learning style and to explore the analytic and creative sides of our brains.

**NOTE TO RYTs: These workshops can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education contact hours.**


Fri   10/03/2017   12:00 pm

4hrs $150+GST Avenida

Noah Mazé - Improve Your Practice: A Master Class

With Noah Mazé

Expand your understanding of yoga asana, evolve your practice and gain new tools and skills to implement immediately into your practice.

In this asana class (for all levels), Noah has designed a workshop to assist in your clear understanding and performance of fundamental (not easy) and important poses. You will learn a ton. You will make progress. You will have much to incorporate into your regular classes and home practice. Expect strong work in fundamental poses, clear instructions, step-by-step sequencing, progressive stages, use of props, key actions and refinements for ALL LEVELS of students.

Ground yourself in the fundamentals of asana, bridge into intermediate and advanced poses, and build upon and refine your skills.

**NOTE TO RYTs: These workshops can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education contact hours.**


Fri   10/03/2017   6:00 pm

2.5hrs $75+GST Avenida

Noah Mazé - Weekend Workshop Series

With Noah Mazé

Join us for this weekend of yoga where Noah will lead three asana sessions, weaving teachings and ideas from the Bhagavad Gita into empowering and inspiring asana-based workshops. Expect story time at the beginning of each session and focused alignment-based workshops to bring the teachings into practice. The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient text containing wisdom around spiritual enlightenment and living an authentic and fulfilled life. Characters and ideas from the Gita will be referenced throughout the workshops. Whether you are new to this beloved text of India or know it well, Noah will share his wisdom and passion of the text like no one else can.

Session 1: Yoga is Skill in Action
Inspired by the teachings of Karma Yoga, this session will build strength and opening in a steady creative sequence from standing poses to backbends. Krishna will tell us that we are always acting but the question is whether or not we are doing it well.

Session 2: On the Field of Dharma
Inspired by the opening verse of the Gita, we gather to experience the story embodied in forward bends, hip openers, twists and inversions. Step onto the “field” of mind, body and heart, where dharma must be brought to bear on the circumstances of life.

Session 3: Evenness of Mind is Yoga
Inspired by teachings of Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, this session will challenge your evenness in standing and arm balancing poses. We will seek progress in expansion and truth in limitation with progressive sequencing, stages, the use of props and the application of achievable modifications will be provided for all levels of yogi. In the whirlwind of life, the yogi must create a deeper residing steadiness, a presence of mind and engagement of heart.

**NOTE TO RYTs: These workshops can be used towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education contact hours.**


Sat   11/03/2017   10:00 amSat   11/03/2017   2:30 pmSun   12/03/2017   10:00 am

2.5hrs $95+GST OR $250+GST for all 3 sessions Avenida

Chakra Balance Guided Meditation with Reiki

With Jill Thomas

Chakra Balance Guided Meditation with Reiki is a 2 hour offering of love energy healing. Students enjoy gentle supported yoga postures and a guided meditation through the chakras (created by inspiration of Deepak Chopra and Oprah's 21 Day Meditation) led by Jill Thomas -- it is really beautiful! Participants receive hands on healing including the use of reiki, crystals and aromatherapy. The healing is amplified during the entire workshop by the use of candle light in the room. This workshop is accessible to all levels of yoga and meditation practitioners.

Here's what past participants of the workshop have to say:

"I feel like I am suspended in a cloud of love and light during your class. It's really amazing." Julie R.

"I've had the best sleep after your class that I've ever had in many many years." Heather B.

"A true gift, and blessing. Amazing. Thank-you." Arlis O.

"I feel more calm, more centred, clearer and able to manage my work days with much more ease." Becky N.

"I feel like I can breathe." Deb K. *Please note that this workshop will be warm


Sat   18/03/2017   2:00 pm

2hrs $40+GST Nolan Hill

Black Lights and Yoga Tights (NORTH)

With Angelique Panther & DJ HMSELF

Join Angelique and DJ HMSLF for this invigorating and fun flow class, as we turn off the lights and turn on the black lights and funky beats. Expect to get out of your head and into your body as we move to the rhythm of your breath and the beat of your heart.

We suggest wearing whites or your brightest yoga tights. We will provide the glow sticks to add magic to your experience. This class is suitable for all levels and is highly recommended for all students.


Sat   25/03/2017   2:00 pm

1.5hrs $30+GST Nolan Hill

Happy Healthy Shoulders

With Rebecca Breneman

Join Rebecca for this interactive and educational workshop to find out how to be the master of your shoulders!

Do you know that your shoulders impact...
• your core strength
• your ability to backbend
• your ability to move
• neck and headache tension

In this workshop we will look at why the shoulders are one of the most vulnerable joints in the body and have the highest rate of injury. By learning how to create sustainable shoulder movement through proper alignment and modifications, you be able to avoid further injury and begin healing your shoulders. You will also gain knowledge on how to add power to your chaturanga and arm balances, engage the power of your core, help reduce headaches and promote a healthy and confident posture. All of these tools can then be incorporated into any fitness module that you engage in throughout your everyday life!


Sun   26/03/2017   4:00 pm

2hrs $40+GST McKenzie Towne

Yin and Acupuncture

With Liane Knox & Matthew Ward

Yin yoga stimulates the systems of the body through slow gentle traction and compression. When blood flow is stimulated it can move more freely throughout the body enhancing the therapeutic power of Acupuncture. Join Liane Knox, ERYT200 and Matthew Ward, R. Ac. for this 2 hour workshop to explore the power of combining Yin and Acupuncture.

The benefits of integrating yin yoga with acupuncture are:
• Detoxification
• Decreases stress
• Increases mobility in the ligaments, joints, connective tissues and vital organs
• Reduces inflammation and pain
• Stimulates the lymphatic system
• Increases immunity
• Improves digestion
• Builds bone density

The workshop will start with Liane leading you through a Yin Yoga class, followed by a resting period where Matthew will apply Acupuncture needles to support the vital organs and lastly a long savasana to restore balance. Students can expect to end this workshop feeling a strong sense of ease, balance and vitality.

*Each student will receive a receipt from a licensed Acupuncturist which is eligible for submission to group insurance.


Sun   09/04/2017   3:30 pm

2hrs $65+gst McKenzie Towne

Arm Balances (NORTH)

With Abbie Lynch

Are you ready to turn your world upside down? Come and challenge yourself as we embark on this 2-hour arm balance and inversions workshop.

We will be focusing on the foundation of our hand balances and applying the strength we have acquired from our regular yoga practice into exploring these powerful postures. Arm Balances and Inversions require mental, physical, and emotional strength, and the willingness to learn and have some fun. Abbie will incorporate these postures into a vinyasa flow class and safely guide you through a warm up and relaxing Savasana to cool you down.

There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions and to work on an inversion or arm balance you wish to conquer. You never know what you are capable of so come join us on this adventure and get a new perspective!


Sat   22/04/2017   2:00 pm

2 hrs $40+GST Airdrie

*All workshops are non-refundable and credits will not be issued for missed classes. A minimum number of registrants is required to run these workshops. If workshop is cancelled due lack of registrations, a full refund will be provided.

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