Jan
8
to Jun 25

Mothers Unfolding with Bethan Stewart

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Mom & Baby post-partum drop-in session | January 8 | Mondays, 11 am to 12:30 pm |

Mother's Unfolding Group | Monday, 11 am to 12:30 pm | January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 19 | Five sessions, $150. Sliding scale available on request |

Included with your prenatal course is one of our post-partum drop-in sessions. Meet up with other moms, show off your beautiful baby, ask questions, share your favorite new tricks, and learn a little bit about self care! $10 for new clients.

Mothers Unfolding Groups
Our Mothers Unfolding groups for mom and baby (pre-crawling) explore the heart of motherhood in a five week series.

Each group is unique, and each mother's journey her own.

At the core, however, is the spirit of unfolding - discovering who we are becoming, what we are letting go of, and defining how we want to be as women and mothers.

The bonds formed are so strong that most groups continue beyond our time together for months or even years to come. Together we explore:
    •    Birth of a Mother - Identity & Motherhood
    •    Changing Relationships - Friends, Family, Partners
    •    Finding Balance - Baby, Home, Love, Work & Life
    •    Intuition - Finding our Own Way
    •    Community - Redefining our Support Network

To book your spot for the January 16 series, go to http://www.dancingstarbirth.ca/registration_portal.html


 

 

 

 

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Arkaya Men's Circle with Ross McKeachie
Feb
23
to May 18

Arkaya Men's Circle with Ross McKeachie

   

 

 

Arkaya Men's CIrcle

Facilitated by Ross McKeachie

 

Details:

Dates: Friday nights from February 23 to May 18

Note: There will be a break for Easter Weekend

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Location: Yoga on 7th (156 East 7th Ave. @ Main St.)

For info or to register contact Ross:

Email: infoarkaya@gmail.com        Phone: 604-358-9223

 

- Join an uplifting and supportive group of men for this 12-week series.

- Learn the foundations of Yoga.

- Cultivate a consistent personal practice.

- Learn from inspiring men who will present mini-workshops on their area of expertise.

- Close the series with a traditional First Nations sweat lodge ceremony.

- The practices are suitable for all levels of physical health & all levels of yoga practitioner. One can benefit from just doing the breathing and being with the community.

Each week will involve yoga practices & a circle for sharing of insights.


 

What is Arkaya?

Arkaya is a heart-centred community of evolutionary Yoga practitioners, founded by Yogacharini Maitreyi who comes from South India. Arkaya Yoga, Healing and Mindfulness offers tools and practices to heal, realign and integrate all dimensions of self - body, emotions and mind - allowing one to live up to their highest potential in a step-by-step way. The practices are rooted in classical Yoga and Tantra - with adjustments to meet the needs of the modern body-mind.

About Ross

Ross is dedicated to supporting others in their journey and serving the evolution of consciousness. He comes from an eclectic background which led him onto the mystical path. The Community Builder & Communications Director for Arkaya, he is also trained & certified by his teacher, Yogacharini Maitreyi, as a teacher of Arkaya Yoga, Healing & Mindfulness. Ross is a certified coach using the Accelerated Evolution methods - a set of consciousness enhancing tools distilled from the world’s healing and wisdom traditions. The common thread is that both of these modalities work to heal and dissolve old, unhealthy patterns and to align one with their highest potential.

 

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Arkaya Yoga Community Classes
Feb
24
to May 19

Arkaya Yoga Community Classes

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Yoga is bonding without being Bound - Yogacharini Maitreyi

Arkaya Yoga community classes are a wonderful space to find sath sanga. Sath means highest reality and sangha means gathering. On Friday eveings starting June 2,  from 6 to 8 pm, gather with those who want to connect to their higher selves as well as to each other from that space.

Find a safe space to embrace your emotions, see the messages they bring and channel them without suppressing them. Find healthy connections within and without. This will enable you to become free of addictions and escapist behaviours.

Learn practices to shift old belief systems and thought patterns that keep you stuck.

This Level 1 Arkaya class will benefit beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Each session will be focused on a particular aspect. For example one class may focus more on breath work, another on the playful aspects, another on thantra (non-sexual) partner work and active listening, on surya namaskar, on chandra namaskar and so on. All of them will emphasize a step-by-step approach.

Learn more about Arkaya Community Classes at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/arkaya-yoga-community-classes-tickets-29024038681

Community classes will be held:

February 10, 24, March 10, April 7, 21, May 5, 19, 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Investment: Sliding Scale of $15 to $25.

All profits will go to Arkaya foundation for children from slums in India. So bring a friend and grow the community.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Volunteer options are also available.

Payments accepted through etransfer as well to maitreyi9@hotmail.com,

infoarkaya@gmail.com, maitreyi9@hotmail.com.

 

For more information, call Ross at 604-358-9223.

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Five-week Spinefulness Series with Eve Johnson
Mar
1
to Mar 29

Five-week Spinefulness Series with Eve Johnson

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Human bodies are physical structures, as vulnerable to the force of gravity as any brick building. When we stand like the safari guide in Botswana, on the left, with our pelvis in the centre, and the weight on our heels, our posture is upright and effortless.

When we stand in modern posture, like the gallery visitor on the right, with our pelvis forward of the line of gravity, we set off a chain of adjustments to keep from falling over. The upper body moves back and rounds, then we compensate for the backward motion by taking our head forward.

The way we stand is not our fault.

Posture is cultural, and our culture surrounds us with images of super models, movie stars and even mannequins in modern, pelvis-forward posture.

Too bad it also creates back and joint pain, and spines that become more misshapen as we age.

What if it didn't have to be this way? What if we could learn to sit – and stand, walk, bend and sleep – in such harmony with gravity that our muscles would relax, our spines would straighten, our digestion and breathing would improve, and we're able to wave goodbye to back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee and foot pain?

That’s the promise of Spinefulness.

Based on careful study of populations that don’t suffer back pain from daily activities, Spinefulness teaches us to put our bones into line with gravity. When bones bear the weight, muscles relax. The results can be magical.

In this five-week series you’ll learn to feel balance in your body. You'll know when you're out of balance, and know how to correct. We'll cover basic guidelines for standing, walking, bending, sitting back in a chair and sitting forward in a chair, as you would for working at a desk.

Week after week, the experience of being settled into a balanced seated position, as well as the repetition of the guidelines will begin to turn these new postural ideas into habits.

• See images that will remake your idea of good posture and your understanding of your own body.

• Receive individual assessment of your spine and learn how to bring it into a healthy position.

• Work in a small, friendly group – maximum eight people. 

Thursday, Oct. 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23,  5:30 to 7:15 pm

$250 + GST = $262.50

To register, email Eve at evej@shaw.ca

Eve Johnson is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher who has been studying Spinefulness for two years. She is working toward certification at the Balance Center in Palo Alto, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar
16
to May 11

Authentic Movement: Enriching our Practice with Tannis Hugill

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Authentic Movement – Enriching our Practice
 


Fridays: 11am to 1 pm
March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 11
 
$320 or $285 if paid by February 23rd
10% discount for underemployed
 
In this workshop we will expand our knowledge and practice of Authentic Movement by developing witness consciousness while enriching mover consciousness.
 
Authentic Movement is fundamentally about embodied relationship: ourselves to ourselves, to others and to the divine.  In the presence of a compassionate witness, the mover explores deep layers of their being.  Then, a supportive dialogue between mover and witness reveals their shared humanity and offers a mutually felt sense of interconnection – of unity.
 
Previous Authentic Movement experience required.
 
Tannis is a dance and drama therapist, spiritual director, and creator of ritual theatre. Devoted to the arts and healing for over thirty years, and Authentic Movement for over twenty Tannis is now increasingly called to explore the healing power of spirit.  She has a private counseling practice and teaches throughout Vancouver.
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Justice & Spirit: Yin Yoga Leadership Training
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Justice & Spirit: Yin Yoga Leadership Training

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Justice and Spirit: Yin Yoga Leadership Training with Dia Penning and Danielle Hoogenboom

50 hours of YYTT.   9am-6pm daily with assignments and pre reading.

The early bird full rate is $650, with a deposit link here and is open until March 1, 2018  Final price is $750 plus taxes.  We have a limited number of part scholarships are available. Please write danielle@lovelightyoga.com for an application. 

 

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Indian Classical Dance Workshop with Anusha Fernando

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Join us for this introductory workshops on Bharata Natyam. Beginning students welcome.

One of India's classical dance forms, Bharata Natyam originated in the temples of South India as a form of devotional and meditative practice. This workshop will explore its rich tools for expression, rhythm, and equanimity.

Bharata Natyam is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance and a highly evolved mind-body practice. It was originally performed by women, called Devadasis, who danced as an offering to god in the temples of South India. In its recent history, Bharata Natyam has moved from the temple onto the concert stage and is practiced and performed by people from all over the world.

Despite its evolution, the temple roots of this form run deep. The traditional repertoire focuses on spiritual themes such as the experience of suffering and the potential for liberation. The practice of Bharata Natyam provides the tools to explore these themes. This cherished dance form of India is characterized by humility, discipline, grace and rigorous technique.

Anusha Fernando is the Artistic Director of Shakti Dance, and began her study of Bharata Natyam in 1990.  She is the student of renowned teachers Jayalakshmi Eshwar and Jai Govinda.  In 1995, she completed her Arangetram (traditional graduation performance) as a student of the Jai Govinda Dance Academy.  She continues to study in both Canada and India. 

Anusha's work has focused on showcasing the depth of Bharata Natyam's solo repertoire and its interdisciplinary potential.  In recognition of her dedication to performing and teaching Bharata Natyam, Anusha has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

Fee: $60

For more information and to register:  Email: Anusha Fernando at shaktidance@shaw.ca or call (604)733-3439.

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Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Gong Meditation with Paul Bissonnette

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This extraordinary experience allows the listener to rest into themselves and move into a dream-like state. The gong’s voice washes over the mind, body and spirit. Immersed in total sound of holistic resonance, one can reach a state of deep relaxation, rejuvenation and peace – resting into their true being where all healing and knowledge can be accessed.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle, pillow, and blanket. Your space is the dimension of a yoga mat. Be prepared to be comfortable lying on the floor.

Sign up at HarmonyoftheSpheres.net or email paul@harmonyofthespheres.net,

Cost: $25. Space is limited to 20 people.

For more information, call at Paul 604-754-0209

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Spinefulness Intensive with Eve Johnson
Feb
9
to Feb 11

Spinefulness Intensive with Eve Johnson

How we sit determines our posture, and for most of us, the news is not good.

We sit in a C shape, with our weight on our buttock muscles. Because we sit for long periods, the way we sit also shapes how we stand, and how much back pain we feel.

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People without back pain sit with the weight on their bones, and their spines long and lifted.

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Take the eye-opening, mind-blowing Spinefulness Foundations weekend and:

• Experience a new life-changing pain-free way to sit, stand, walk, bend and sleep.

• Take home clear and specific guidelines.

• Receive individual hands-on assessment in a small group class.

• Improve posture dramatically.

• Know what to do when something hurts.

Dates and times:

Friday, February 9:  6 to 9 pm                      

Saturday, February 10: 9 am to 12 pm

Sunday February 10:  10 to 11:45 am, 2 to 4:15 pm

Fee:

$350 + GST, $325 + GST if payment is received by Januray 20. Your cheque or e-transfer holds your place.

Learn more at http://www.yogaon7th.com/spinefulness

Questions? Email Eve at evej@shaw.ca

Eve Johnson has been studying Spinefulness for three years, and is completing the Spinefulness certification program with Jean Couch at the Balance Center in Palo Alto, CA.

 

 

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Free Spinefulness Intro Class, Heals Back and Joint Pain
Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Free Spinefulness Intro Class, Heals Back and Joint Pain

Photo by Garry Knight, courtesy Flickr

Photo by Garry Knight, courtesy Flickr

We've all seen sitting postures like the woman on the left above – and most of us have sat that way. It's our cultural norm, and it wreaks havoc on our bodies.

A revolutionary approach to creating healthy posture, Spinefulness teaches you how to sit, stand, walk, bend and sleep in total comfort.

Come for this free 90-minute introductory class, and:

• Experience a new, life-changing, pain-free way to sit.

• Take home clear and specific guidelines.

• Receive an individual hands-on assessment.

Wear loose comfortable clothing, no special clothes required. Avoid wearing jeans. If you can sit down in a chair and stand up again, you can do this class.

Space is limited to eight people. Pre-registration required.

Please email Eve at evej@shaw.ca or call 778-918-8285 to hold your spot.

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Yoga Nidra, Reiki and Restorative Yoga with Sian Pringle & Camellia Rumball
Jan
28
2:30 PM14:30

Yoga Nidra, Reiki and Restorative Yoga with Sian Pringle & Camellia Rumball

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Nurture ● Love ● Connect

We will spend the afternoon quietening the external disturbances of life so that you can land softly deep within.  Camellia and I will lovingly hold space for you to
re-connect to your own true nature, one of joy, compassion and love. This is the theme of our gathering. Using the practice of Yoga Nidra, Reiki and Restorative yoga as the foundation we will make our way from thinking and doing to feeling and being. "One of my favourite lines in Yoga Nidra is ‘you are an emissary of light and love’ we all are." (Camellia Rumball)

This gathering will be at Yoga on 7th156 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver.  
Sunday January 28th 2.30-4.30pm
Register here there are limited spaces. $55

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Evening of Visions PLAYshop with Tanis Frame of Decide to Thrive
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Evening of Visions PLAYshop with Tanis Frame of Decide to Thrive

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Enjoy this unique twist and create a life you love with the science and art of vision boarding. Join us for a delicious evening of fun, freedom and connection with awesome women just like you. Explore the science behind vision boarding and be nurtured as you play with a unique twist on this creative process. Unveil what makes your heart sine, and unleash your deepest desires.

Registration required, spaces limited.

Fee: $67

Learn more and register at:  http://tanisframe.com/programs/evening-of-visions-playshop/

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15th Anniversary Open House
Jan
14
2:30 PM14:30

15th Anniversary Open House

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Come join us in celebrating our 15th anniversary in the community.

Meet our talented, passionate, and committed instructors and find out what we have in store for 2018. We'll have chai, snacks, and a kids' yoga corner. Who knows, you might win the deluxe prop package donated by Halfmoon Yoga or a free five-class pass.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, family members, and kids.

Let us know if you can make it. We look forward to getting back into the studio with all of you.
 

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Pranayama with Siobhan Sloane-Seale: Relax into Winter
Dec
10
2:30 PM14:30

Pranayama with Siobhan Sloane-Seale: Relax into Winter

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In this 3 hour workshop we’ll spend the first half doing supported yoga postures to prepare ourselves to focus and relax the body before going deeper into breath work. In the second half of the workshop we’ll focus on supine and seated pranayama breathing exercises.

Pranayama is the fourth branch of yoga. Prana means breath or vital energy. On subtle levels prana represents the energy responsible for life. “Ayama” means control or restraint. We’ll explore the breath’s potential to deepen our capacity for a settled mind.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
2:30-5:30pm
Price: $40

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Authentic Movement - A Spiritual Practice with Tannis Hugill

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Though Authentic Movement is a form of Dance Therapy,
this workshop will teach its use as a spiritual practice.
 
Our bodies are the bridge between spirit and matter, vessels of consciousness, miracles of life and breath.  As participants follow their impulses to move, in the presence of a compassionate witness, they enter their bodies’ grace, allowing their souls to speak.  The dialogue between mover and witness then becomes a revelation, bringing each one closer to their shared divine presence.
 
Tannis is a dance and drama therapist, spiritual director, and creator of ritual theatre. Devoted to the arts and healing for over thirty years, and Authentic Movement for over twenty Tannis is now increasingly called to explore the healing power of spirit.  She has a private counseling practice and teaches throughout Vancouver.

 
Eight Fridays: 11 am – 1 pm
October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 2017

 
$320 or $285 if paid before September 22nd
10% discount for students and underemployed  
 
Contact Tannis – 604-267-9951 / tannisis@shaw.ca
www.awakeningbodywisdom.com 

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New: Iyengar Yoga with Terri Damiani.
Oct
4
to Dec 13

New: Iyengar Yoga with Terri Damiani.

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Terri Damiani, Iyengar Yoga

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30pm |  October 11 to December 14 | $ 170 registered 10 weeks, $21 drop-in | FREE Class October 4th |

Improving the quality of your health will improve the quality of your life!  

In this class you can expect a warm, welcoming environment to explore your true potential.

 The foundations of Iyengar yoga—alignment, props and breath—will be evident.  You will receive penetrating instruction infused with humor and imagery by a kind and compassionate teacher.  Special attention will be given to the nervous system.

Experience fresh sequences, concise teaching and individual attention to create a harmonious state for the mind and body. Yoga is a discipline that requires attention, intention, and retention.

For more information email:  yoga2goterri@gmail.com

Terri Damiani is an Iyengar yoga instructor, currently certified at the Intermediate Junior 2 level, with 14 years of teaching experience.  A life long student of timeless wisdom, she continues to study with many gifted teachers including the Iyengars at the RIYMI in Pune, India.

Her unique blend of precise instruction and humour creates a safe, supportive, and fun environment, where students can progress at their own rate. Terri encourages and motivates people to work towards better health, in both mind and body, in an atmosphere of kindness.

Yoga is the antidote to the stresses of life, “a practitioner of yoga faces life not as a victim, but as a master, in control of his or her life situations, circumstances, and environment”.  “Yoga has given me grace and steadiness both on and off the mat.”

For more information please visit: http://www.yoga2go.ca

 

 

 

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Sep
12
to Dec 3

New: Iyengar Yoga with Linda Shevloff

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This general yoga class focusing on the essentials of Iyengar style is suitable for all levels so student, from beginners to experienced. All yoga poses are built upon a good foundation in the basic principles at the core of the practice. These classes will teach the foundations to newer students and reinforce them in long time practitioners.

Linda Shevloff is a long time yoga practitioner and a senior certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has taught for many years in both Canada and Hong Kong. In Hong Kong she founded and ran the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong. She now lives in Vancouver where has resumed active participation in the Canadian Iyengar community.

To register or for more information, email Linda at:  ldshevloff@gmail.com

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Anat Baniel Transformational Movement Lessons with Tanya Shklanka
Sep
11
to Nov 27

Anat Baniel Transformational Movement Lessons with Tanya Shklanka

TRANSFORMATIONAL MOVEMENT LESSONS In these mat-based “TML” classes Tanya verbally guides students through very gentle, pain free movements that will enhance brain function. This results in moving more comfortably and efficiently and can help reduce pain, increase flexibility, strength, mental clarity and feelings of well being. Mondays 1pm-2pm | September 11 - November 27 | **No class October 2 or 9** | Total Cost $160, Drop-ins $20 | Free trial class September 11 | Students are to wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement and bring/wear a pair of socks. The Anat Baniel Method® Neuromovement® is a holistic approach to human functioning and action, built upon the understanding that movement is the language of the brain, and movement provides information the brain needs to grow and reorganize itself. Based on the science of neuroplasticity, her method is a gentle and pain free way to upgrade the brain.  Anat Baniel is a protégé of Moshe Feldenkrais, a physicist, engineer and judo master who understood that the brain could change itself to bring about remarkable changes in body and mind.   For more information about the Anat Baniel Method® Neuromovement®: www.anatbanielmethod.com For information or to register contact Tanya: tanya.abm@gmail.com Phone: 604.992.2713

TRANSFORMATIONAL MOVEMENT LESSONS

In these mat-based “TML” classes Tanya verbally guides students through very gentle, pain free movements that will enhance brain function. This results in moving more comfortably and efficiently and can help reduce pain, increase flexibility, strength, mental clarity and feelings of well being.

Mondays 1pm-2pm | September 11 - November 27 | **No class October 2 or 9** | Total Cost $160, Drop-ins $20 | Free trial class September 11 |

Students are to wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement and bring/wear a pair of socks.

The Anat Baniel Method® Neuromovement® is a holistic approach to human functioning and action, built upon the understanding that movement is the language of the brain, and movement provides information the brain needs to grow and reorganize itself. Based on the science of neuroplasticity, her method is a gentle and pain free way to upgrade the brain.  Anat Baniel is a protégé of Moshe Feldenkrais, a physicist, engineer and judo master who understood that the brain could change itself to bring about remarkable changes in body and mind.  

For more information about the Anat Baniel Method® Neuromovement®:

www.anatbanielmethod.com

For information or to register contact Tanya:

tanya.abm@gmail.com

Phone: 604.992.2713

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Yin and Justice: Oppression, Liberations and Action, with Danielle Hoogenboom and Dia Penning
Aug
24
to Aug 27

Yin and Justice: Oppression, Liberations and Action, with Danielle Hoogenboom and Dia Penning

30 Hour Yoga & Leadership Immersion with Danielle Hoogenboom & Dia Penning in Vancouver, BC  

Join Danielle and Dia for a race, equity and inclusion investigation using the lens of yin yoga as a tool for liberation and equality. Engage in this  intentionally radical look at how privilege, habitual patterns and physical holding play out as injustice in the world.

How do we confront and contain our energy, while making our bodies conduits for change? What does it take to create change, both internal and external?

This workshop is designed for yoga teachers, curious students, activists,  and seekers  of all levels.  The hours count as CEU with Yoga Alliance, or can applied towards the completion of LLY 200 Yin Yoga School. 

For more information go to: http://www.lovelightyoga.com/events-retreats/yin-and-justice

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Arkaya Teacher Training with Yogacharini Maitreyi
Jul
22
to Jul 30

Arkaya Teacher Training with Yogacharini Maitreyi

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Arkaya teacher training is a deepening of one's connection to oneself. It is a space where you can release old conditioning and dysfunctional patterns and rise to your fullest potential. You will learn multidimensional healing methodologies as well as the deeper dimensions of Classical Yoga and Tantra to tap into the joy and lightness within.

It offers a rare opportunity for Self awareness, Self discovery and Self realization.

Learn from a guide originally from India and steeped in the yogic life. Yogacharini Maitreyi has studied in the gurukula tradition where years of commitment is required. She has received many titles in India since 1997, such asYogashirmonani (gem), Yoga Chemmal (expert) and Yogacharini (life guide). She has published more than 100 articles worldwide and runs a foundation for children living in slums in India.

This teacher training has a unique structure of 4 segments for better assimilation and effortless effort.

Mentorship is included as well as placements for those who are dedicated.

Segment 1 starts on the 22nd of July for two weekends.

Segment 2 is a retreat on Bowen Island or nine days from Aug 27th to Sept 4rth.

To learn more about the Arkaya Healing and Mindfulness teacher trainingcall 604 628 9409 or go tohttps://www.facebook.com/events/221398821598491/

 

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Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Moving with Spirit! Ecstatic Body Postures and Moving Prayer with Tannis Hugill

Open to the wisdom of the body, the earth, our ancestors, and spirit. Learn to journey to the realms of Non-ordinary Reality using ‘Ecstatic Body Postures’ and share the teaching of Spirit with our world through Moving Prayer. Discovered by anthropologist Felicitas Goodman, ‘Ecstatic Body Postures’ are a sacred technologyused by our elders thousands of years ago to commune with the world of spirit for healing, divination, and ritual celebration.   Now, to regain access to these realms, practitionershold a posture from an early indigenous culture, accompanied by drum or rattle, and enter a visionary trance state. Moving Prayer is as ancient as the breath, giving and receiving our gratitude and gifts, guided by the wisdom of the body. In this workshop, we will explore both ways to connect with our ancient roots and findour place in the web of life and a compassionate acceptance of all being. Cost: $80 - $70 if paid in full by June 16th For information and registration, call Tannis at 604-267-9951, email her at tannisis@shaw.ca or visit awakeningbodywisdom.com.

Open to the wisdom of the body, the earth, our ancestors, and spirit.
Learn to journey to the realms of Non-ordinary Reality using ‘Ecstatic Body Postures’ and share the teaching of Spirit with our world through Moving Prayer.

Discovered by anthropologist Felicitas Goodman, ‘Ecstatic Body Postures’ are a sacred technologyused by our elders thousands of years ago to commune with the world of spirit for healing, divination, and ritual celebration.  

Now, to regain access to these realms, practitionershold a posture from an early indigenous culture, accompanied by drum or rattle, and enter a visionary trance state.

Moving Prayer is as ancient as the breath, giving and receiving our gratitude and gifts, guided by the wisdom of the body.

In this workshop, we will explore both ways to connect with our ancient roots and findour place in the web of life and a compassionate acceptance of all being.

Cost: $80 - $70 if paid in full by June 16th

For information and registration, call Tannis at 604-267-9951, email her at tannisis@shaw.ca or visit awakeningbodywisdom.com.

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Jun
13
to Jun 23

Iyengar Yoga 10-day Sadhana with Sharmeen Jacobs

SADHANA is consistent yoga practice where one can explore the physical, physiological and psychological benefits of yoga. Experience the benefits of daily practice and commit to 10 days of early morning practice over the summer solstice. 'Persistent practice alone is the key to yoga' - BKS Iyengar Join Iyengar teacher Sharmeen Jacobs for a 10-day early morning practice that will keep your own practice strong over the summer. Dates: June 13 to 23, no class Sunday June 18. Time: 6:30 to 8 am Cost: $95 includes GST For more information or to register, email Sharmeen at sharmeenjacobs@hotmail.com (image from Flicker Creative Commons, courtesy of Rachel Samanyi.

SADHANA is consistent yoga practice where one can explore the physical, physiological and psychological benefits of yoga. Experience the benefits of daily practice and commit to 10 days of early morning practice over the summer solstice.

'Persistent practice alone is the key to yoga' - BKS Iyengar

Join Iyengar teacher Sharmeen Jacobs for a 10-day early morning practice that will keep your own practice strong over the summer.

Dates: June 13 to 23, no class Sunday June 18.

Time: 6:30 to 8 am

Cost: $95 includes GST

For more information or to register, email Sharmeen at sharmeenjacobs@hotmail.com

(image from Flicker Creative Commons, courtesy of Rachel Samanyi.

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African Healing Dance with Jacky Arrah Yenga
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

African Healing Dance with Jacky Arrah Yenga

Akiba means Thank You. The expression of gratitude is an important practice in many ancient traditions, to connect with Spirit and experience abundance in life. Join Village Wisdom Messenger Jacky Arrah Yenga, to learn more about the experience and the expression of Gratitude as practiced by African tribes. We dance our gratitude in order to generate the feelings of gratitude from within, and to broadcast this particular inner state of being out to the Universe. This is an opportunity for you to check in and reset your happy buttons as you continue to manifest the life you want to live in 2017, with more creative energy. By taking the time to feel and express Gratitude, we are holding the intention to attract experiences that will match this high vibrational energy. And we use African dance to go beyond our mental intention and into the actual physical expression of gratitude, to help you deliver this empowering message to the universe!

Akiba means Thank You.

The expression of gratitude is an important practice in many ancient traditions, to connect with Spirit and experience abundance in life. Join Village Wisdom Messenger Jacky Arrah Yenga, to learn more about the experience and the expression of Gratitude as practiced by African tribes.

We dance our gratitude in order to generate the feelings of gratitude from within, and to broadcast this particular inner state of being out to the Universe.

This is an opportunity for you to check in and reset your happy buttons as you continue to manifest the life you want to live in 2017, with more creative energy.

By taking the time to feel and express Gratitude, we are holding the intention to attract experiences that will match this high vibrational energy. And we use African dance to go beyond our mental intention and into the actual physical expression of gratitude, to help you deliver this empowering message to the universe!

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Yoga Nidra and Mala Creation Workshop with Camellia Rumball
Apr
9
2:30 PM14:30

Yoga Nidra and Mala Creation Workshop with Camellia Rumball

Come and practice the Yoga of Adornment. The Yoga Nidra and Mala Creation workshop is a brilliant opportunity for you to create your own Mala. You don't have to be a yogi or a meditator or an experienced bead crafter. Bring your curiosity, patience and willingness to play to this interactive workshop. You have everything inside to create a Mala for your radiant life. And the yoga nidra practice that opens the workshop will help you to go inside and find the inspiration for your Mala. All supplies are included. We'll be using Rudraksha seeds from India, which represent the tears of Shiva as he cries for the suffering of the world and offers his tears as a tool for the destruction of ego, attachment and illusion. And we’ll use semi-precious stones, including Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Clear Quartz, Sodalite, Lava Rock, Rhodonite, Amethyst, Amazonite and Olive Stone, to add their vibrations to the Mala. To register, email Camellia at camellia_r@telus.net.  

Come and practice the Yoga of Adornment.

The Yoga Nidra and Mala Creation workshop is a brilliant opportunity for you to create your own Mala. You don't have to be a yogi or a meditator or an experienced bead crafter.
Bring your curiosity, patience and willingness to play to this interactive workshop.

You have everything inside to create a Mala for your radiant life. And the yoga nidra practice that opens the workshop will help you to go inside and find the inspiration for your Mala.

All supplies are included. We'll be using Rudraksha seeds from India, which represent the tears of Shiva as he cries for the suffering of the world and offers his tears as a tool for the destruction of ego, attachment and illusion. And we’ll use semi-precious stones, including
Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Clear Quartz, Sodalite, Lava Rock, Rhodonite, Amethyst, Amazonite and Olive Stone, to add their vibrations to the Mala.

To register, email Camellia at camellia_r@telus.net.

 

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Sunday Evening Satsang
Apr
2
to May 21

Sunday Evening Satsang

A Sunday program hosted by students of Baba Hari Dass which includes a discussion of yoga philosophy from 6 to 6:45 pm and chanting, readings and mediation from 6:45 to 8 pm. No charge.

Satsang is a gathering at which spiritual seekers read and contemplate spiritual readings, sing kirtan and build community. This satsang is offered by the Vancouver branch of the Saltspring Centre of Yoga.

The inspiration of this satsang/kirtan and the Saltspring Centre of Yoga is Baba Hari Dass. Affectionately known as Babaji, Baba Hari Dass is a yogi and a quiet scholar who has remarkable skills in sculpture, music, architecture, yoga philosophy, writing and story-telling, and Indian cosmology. Now in his nineties, he no longer travels, though the centres inspired by him continue to share his teachings.

The format of the evening:
 - reading and discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
 - kirtan
 - repetition of the Mahamrtyunjaya Healing Mantra

The harmonium is one of the main instruments for the kirtan, as well as the guitar. Various percussion instruments are also available to use to add richness and energy to the chants.

Everyone is welcome to participate to the level they feel comfortable whether just to listen, or to share and sing along, or to offer a chant of their own. This is a non-profit event and all donations will be used for further events. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, email vancouversatsang@saltspringcentre.com

 

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Therapy of Motion with Daphne Georghiou, March 26 and June 4
Mar
26
2:30 PM14:30

Therapy of Motion with Daphne Georghiou, March 26 and June 4

March 26th Workshop: THE SPINE

June 4th Workshop: HANDS AND FEET

 
1. Empower the SPINE:  
Unravel & Connect with your True Centre
(March 26th)
In this workshop you will learn to access your spine's natural undulating motion, while spreading cellular vitality to the rest of the body. Shed layers that no longer support your growth and make room for the creative, "emerging unexpected," (Emile Conrad).

2. Hands of the Heart
& Tales of the Feet:
Solidify your Grounding in Life
(June 4th)
In this workshop you will learn to activate your somatic awareness from your body's spiraling (heart) centre. A natural anchoring in the legs and feet will emerge to support deep grounding and cellular support. Revitalise and reactivate your stance in life!

See full flyer here: http://eepurl.com/cDPB8D

REGISTRATION:
Early Bird Extended!
By March 13th:
Register for both, $125/workshop
($250 total)
OR, $135 for one workshop
 
Regular Fee after March 13th:
$145 each workshop

To Register, mail your cheque to:
Daphne Georghiou
375 East Woodstock Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V5W 1N2

Or Email Money Transfer to:
daphne.georghiou@gmail.com

Call :778-985-6670
Email:  daphne@therapyofmotion.com
http://www.therapyofmotion.com/Events.html

 

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