Mar
15
May 17

Weekly Urban Yoga Retreat with Lidija Martinovic Rekert

New10 week Series starts on March 15

In this series we will explore anatomy experientially in order to discover our proper alignment.

This includes Developmental Movement Patterns that start in utero and continue through our movements as infants, babies and finally as crawling creatures and standing on our two legs.

The practice involves subtle energetic awareness of the all layers of the body ( from organs,  bones, muscles and fascia) and is based on the principle of TENSEGRITY which applies interconnectedness of all the layers and systems to function as one.

Yoga movements are therapeutic, slow and subtle,  deeply connected to the midline and the Neuro- core, and therefore cultivate both stability (Sanskrit; Stira) as well as lightness and ease (Sanskrit: Sukha), from which comes the ultimate strength.

New and old practitioners are welcomed.

Investment:
$300for all ten classes( 2.15 hr long)

$35 drop ins welcomed

GST will be applied

For more information call Lidija at 778-316-4807, email her at theyogawheel@gmail.com or look at her website: theyogawheel.com.       

 

 

 

Sunday Evening Satsang
Apr
2
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

 

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!

Jun
13
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.


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.

 

Apr
7
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

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

 

Arkaya Yoga Community Classes
Mar
8
3:30 pm15:30

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 alternate Saturdays starting December 3, from 3:30 to 5 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:

Dec 3rd and 17th, Jan 14th and 28th, Feb 11th and 25th, March 11th and 25th, April 8th and 22nd

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.

Learn to love gravity, a Spinefulness workshop with Eve Johnson
Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

Learn to love gravity, a Spinefulness workshop with Eve Johnson

What if sitting isn’t the new smoking after all?

What if you could learn to sit – and stand, walk, bend and sleep – in such harmony with gravity that your muscles would relax, your spine would straighten, your digestion and breathing would improve, and you could wave goodbye to back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee and foot pain?

That’s the promise of Natural Posture, also called Balance, or, in France where the work originated, Aplomb.

Natural Posture is based on careful study of populations that don’t suffer back pain from daily activities. Natural Posture teaches us to put our bones into place for the most efficient transfer of weight through our skeletal structure. When bones bear the weight, muscles can relax. The results can be magical.

In this workshop you’ll learn 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.

The work is gentle. If you can stand up and sit down, you’ll be able to do it. You don’t need special clothing, although you do need to wear either loose or very stretchy pants – not jeans.

Sitting wedges, which keep your pelvis in the correct position for sitting forward, will be available for purchase for $45, tax included.

Fee: $45. Your space in the class will be held on receipt of payment.

To register, email Eve at evej@shaw.ca

Eve Johnson has been studying Natural Posture for two years and is working toward certification at the Balance Center in Palo Alto, CA.

 

Mar
2
Mar 30

Five-week Spinefulness Series with Eve Johnson

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We all start out as upright as this little girl until we're about four years old. Then we begin to imitate the adults around us. Unless we're lucky enough to live in a culture where Natural Posture is the norm,  we lose the freedom and ease of our bodies.

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

That’s the promise of Natural Posture, also called Balance, or, in France where the work originated, Aplomb.

Natural Posture is based on careful study of populations that don’t suffer back pain from daily activities. Natural Posture teaches us to put our bones into place for the most efficient transfer of weight through our skeletal structure. When bones bear the weight, muscles relax. The results can be magical.

Natural Posture is also an awareness practice. And just like yoga, learning deepens when we take on a weekly class. The Natural Posture guidelines may be simple, but each time we review them, we understand them deeper in our bones.

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.

The work is gentle. If you can stand up and sit down, you’ll be able to do it. You don’t need special clothing, although you do need to wear either loose or very stretchy pants – not jeans.

Time: Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 pm, March 2 to March 30

Cost: $125 + GST for the five week series. Your space in the class will be held on receipt of payment.

To register, email Eve at evej@shaw.ca

Eve Johnson has been studying Spinefulness for two years and is working toward certification at the Balance Center in Palo Alto, CA.

 

What people who've experienced Natural Posture say about it:

I was looking after grandchildren again for the last four days after a five-day stint the week before. That usually results in increased pain and exhaustion. Not the last two weeks! I can highly recommend Natural Posture. Since implementing the postural changes Eve has taught me I am experiencing less tension and pain in my body.             -- Avril Simpson, retired teacher.

 

I have some degeneration in my lower spine and whenever I get a warning signal from that area, I reassess my posture. The information on natural posture that Eve has passed on to me has helped me with “museum back” as well as on long sailing trips in rough weather. On our last trip to the Caribbean, we were hit by several squalls and 35+ knot winds. I was amazed that after a 10-hour day, mostly spent standing at the helm fighting the wind and waves, I didn’t have miserable back pain then or the next day.

 I also think of Eve’s instructions for sitting, when I meditate, and especially when I’m on my bike commuting to work. I find her instructions really help with upper back stiffness and lower back pain. Finally, I think of Eve’s words pretty much every night when I go to bed and adjust my lying down posture.  I have had much better, deeper sleep since doing so and am far less likely to wake up in the morning with a stiff back.                   -- Kathy,  "reformed triathlete"

 

I revisited the pictures and must tell you that I’ve been doing the neck exercises with the strap every day and we also bought some memory pillows. I haven’t had neck pain for a couple of weeks. I have to keep reminding myself to sit and stand the way you taught me but it is becoming more of a habit and my back aches have disappeared too.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to share these exercises with me. It truly was a gift and this 78-year-old will benefit in the coming year and in the future.                  -- Shirley McCall, Fairmont Hotsprings

Guided Meditation for Attracting Love Relationships
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

Guided Meditation for Attracting Love Relationships

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Do you want more love in your life? And yes, that means self-love too!

Join us for an evening of insight, contemplation, and inspiration as you are guided through an effective and deeply relaxing meditation with the aid of essential oils, healing sound bowls, and an individualized process of self-empowerment.

Yoga mats, blocks, and blankets provided. You may bring your own mat. Consider bringing a water bottle. Beautiful location. Heated floor. Shoes off at door. Join us and have your relationship vision come to life.

Please reserve your space either at Meetup.com Essentially Oil Obsessed: https://www.meetup.com/Essentially-Oil-Obsessed, or on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/OilObsessedCA/events/

With our unique guided meditation process, you can easily obtain excellent value for yourself, even if you are new to meditation. Achieve a state of deep relaxation enabling you to focus more clearly on your goals and objectives. Finish up feeling rejuvenated, centred, calm, confident.

Price $15 per person or 2 for $25

IMPORTANT: Arrive a few minutes prior to 7 pm. Doors will close at 7:10 pm. We are 2 blocks north of Broadway (towards mountains) and ½ block west of Main Street. Entrance on the side of the building. Parking nearby on side streets.

For more information email Norman Mann at capital@axion.net  or call/text 778-870-6665.

 

Feb
9
2:00 pm14:00

An Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Ingelise Nherlan

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We're delighted to welcome senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Ingelise Nherlan back to Yoga on 7th for her second Saturday afternoon workshop.

Ingelise's teaching is a blend of careful asana work, thoughtful yoga philosophy and a generous dash of humor. She uses her advanced knowledge of the yoga asanas and her awareness of the power of yoga to teach students the energizing and calming connection between mind, body and spirit.

She's also one of the most joyful teachers you will ever meet.

Ingelise Nherlan first studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1975, in San Francisco, when she was 35 years old. She traveled to Pune to study with him in 1977, and returned many times. She holds a Senior Intermediate teaching certificate awarded by B.K.S. Iyengar.

Ingelise teaches regular classes in West Vancouver, Check her website, Room for Yoga, for more details.

Join us for this three-hour workshop, $45 including GST.

To put your name on the list, email Eve at evej@shaw.ca. Your cheque, made out to Yoga on 7th, or your e-transfer, holds your spot.

Akiba, the African Healing Dance of Gratitude for Women
Jan
21
2:00 pm14:00

Akiba, the African Healing Dance of Gratitude for Women

Akiba means Thank You. Join the Village Wisdom Messenger, Jacky Arrah Yenga, to learn more about the experience and the expression of Gratitude. 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.

We will also take the time to let go of the year 2016 so we can begin the new one a little lighter, with more creative energy.

By starting 2017 in 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, so that you deliver this new message powerfully to the universe!

Traditional cultures have used dance to deliver their prayers to their spiritual source for centuries, because of the level of connection to the unseen world this practice opens us to. Now it’s your turn to experience the incredible healing power of African dance!

To learn more, and to purchase tickets, go to: http://www.jackyyenga.com/events/

Jan
13
6:30 pm18:30

Evening of Visions Playshop with Tanis Frame

Join Tanis Frame of Decide to Thrive and a fun group of women for and evening of fun, freedom and connection.

Leverage the science behind vision boarding and be nurtured as you play with a unique twist on this creative process where you tap into what will truly make your life sing, not just what you think will!

Leave nourished with your own powerful vision board in hand and some playful insight into making your dreams soar!

Together let’s make 2017 your year to shine. Join us!

Friday January 13th 6:30-9:30pm

Cost $67, all supplies, including take-home tool kit, included.

For more info and to save your spot visit:
http://tanisframe.com/evening-of-visions-playshop/

 

Dec
18
Dec 23

PACE fundraiser for young children and their families

When Amy Ives, a longtime student and Yoga on 7th’s Family Yoga teacher, went to work at The PACE Program, we were delighted.

PACE is that most valuable of initiatives, a program that provides timely and comprehensive help for young children and their families when they first need it.

Many of its clients are children aged three to six who have been asked to leave their pre-school or kindergarten due to behaviour issues, or who are in foster care.

PACE intervention includes an intensive family program, therapy for children, outreach support to childcare centres and support for families when children move from foster care to another home.

The families PACE helps can be young single parents, refugee families, grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, and low-income parents

At holiday time, Pace gives the families in its programs gift cards to allow them the pleasure of shopping themselves for food, household items, clothing and toys, and special treats.

We want to help. We’re accepting donations for PACE for the rest of November and early December.

Join us for one or all of these four special events, by donation, all proceeds to PACE:

• Pilates with Marlene Amado, Tuesday December 6, 6:15 to 7:15 pm . Minimum donation $10 (a $24 dollar value)

• Sunday December 11, from 10 to 11:45 am, Eve will teach a quiet, restorative class, suitable for all levels. By donation, all proceeds to PACE. If you’d like to attend, email eve at evej@shaw.ca to reserve your spot. Suggested donation $20.

• Saturday, December 17, from 10 to 11:30 am, a restorative class with Mary Balomenos.  Email Mary at mbalomenos59@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

• Sunday December 18, 6 to 7 pm, Amy and her friend Jessi Jacobs are offering a pyjama family yoga class. Email Amy at amylouives@gmail.com for more details.

Because PACE is a non-profit charitable society, tax deductible receipts are available for cash donations over $10. To receive a tax receipt, include your name and mailing address with your donation.

 

 

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Inversions Workshop
Nov
20
2:00 pm14:00

Iyengar Yoga Inversions Workshop

In this workshop we will teach you how to create a solid foundation for building your inversion practice. You will learn in detail how to maximize your power while moving in and out of inversions safely, and you'll be able to apply these same principles whether you're doing shoulderstand, headstand or handstand. We will alternate between a sequence of moving postures and inversions, equally focusing on flexibility and strength. You will learn how to be stable and calm even when everything is turned right upside-down!   If you're nervous about inverting, if you want to incorporate inversions into your home practice, have ever injured yourself in an inversion, or if you just want to dive deeper, then come out and explore with us! Inversions restore life's vibrance and tranquility and take you into the ideal state for pranayama (breath-work) and meditation. Other benefits include: increased circulation and vigour (unbeatable for draining tired feet and legs!); stronger, more open necks and shoulders; increased confidence, and a sense of well-being. $45, or early-bird price of $40 by November 6. Contact Siobhan at info@vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com

In this workshop we will teach you how to create a solid foundation for building your inversion practice. You will learn in detail how to maximize your power while moving in and out of inversions safely, and you'll be able to apply these same principles whether you're doing shoulderstand, headstand or handstand.

We will alternate between a sequence of moving postures and inversions, equally focusing on flexibility and strength. You will learn how to be stable and calm even when everything is turned right upside-down!
 
If you're nervous about inverting, if you want to incorporate inversions into your home practice, have ever injured yourself in an inversion, or if you just want to dive deeper, then come out and explore with us!

Inversions restore life's vibrance and tranquility and take you into the ideal state for pranayama (breath-work) and meditation. Other benefits include: increased circulation and vigour (unbeatable for draining tired feet and legs!); stronger, more open necks and shoulders; increased confidence, and a sense of well-being.

$45, or early-bird price of $40 by November 6.

Contact Siobhan at info@vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com

Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

Healing Indian Head Massage and Arkaya Yoga with Yogacharini Maitreyi

Learn a traditional Ayurvedic practice that is meditative, healing and rejuvenating. It eases sleep, and releases anxiety.

The first one hour and 15 minutes will be a gentle Arkaya yoga practice, followed by partner work, in which you will connect to and infuse the head, neck, shoulders with oils and love.This is a great way to connect with loved ones and nurture each other.

All oils are provided.

$95. Early bird price of $80 before Nov 16.

To learn more, or to register, go to:   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/healing-head-massage-arkaya-yoga-tickets-29010020753?aff=erelpanelorg

Belly of Renewal with Daphne Georghiou
Oct
29
2:30 pm14:30

Belly of Renewal with Daphne Georghiou

BELLY OF RENEWAL

A Continuum Movement Depths Dive for Somatic Healing & Cellular Regeneration


Date: Sat. October 29th
Time: 2:30pm-6:30pm

Fee: $125 (early bird by October 3rd)
Regular Fee: $145

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

For Email Money Transfer,
please send to:
daphne@therapyofmotion.com

For full details go to: http://eepurl.com/b-PWlD
Using simple yet powerful continuum movement practice, breath and sound exploration, you will learn to tap into the wisdom of the Enteric Brain (the Gut Brain), where our "happy feelings" are generated and housed.

Come and:
Invoke your own inner, movement meditation and give yourself the gift of diving into the "underworld" of your own abdomen and core.
Wake up to the deeper terrains of your body's intelligence, alive with ancient, aquatic wisdom.
Discover ways to hone in and cultivate a healthy rhythm for soothing the enteric brain.
Learn to relax into your body's sacred fluid system and natural desire to balance, regenerate and heal.
Move beyond story and journey into the sea of your belly's wisdom to nourish your Self and your "cells."
Discover another layer of somatic consciousness through the breath, and anchor deeper into your body's midline, anatomy of the belly and cosmic connectedness.

Daphne Georghiou is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors with a private practice downtown Vancouver. Daphne is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist specializing in self esteem/mood issues, anxiety and overwhelm, depression and problems with addiction. To learn more about Daphne and her work, visit:

http://www.therapyofmotion.com/Events.html

An Iyengar Yoga workshop with Ingelise Nherlan
Oct
1
1:00 pm13:00

An Iyengar Yoga workshop with Ingelise Nherlan

                                               Ingelise with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1984

                                               Ingelise with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1984

Ingelise Nherlan is one of the most highly certified Iyengar teachers in Canada. She first studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1975, in San Francisco, when she was 35 years old, and went to Pune for the first time in 1977.  She was one of B.K.S. Iyengar's early students, and holds a Senior Intermediate teaching certificate awarded by him.


The more years I practice and teach, the more does each asana reveal itself
as having so much more to offer than at first. Every asana is a preparation
for pranayama, and practiced as such, will reveal more and more of its
"hidden" gifts.  Guruji said : "If you practice as I have taught you,
everything else will follow." His gift to us cannot be measured in words.

Ingelise teaches regular classes in West Vancouver, Check her website, Room for Yoga, for more details.

This is her first workshop at Yoga on 7th, a chance for us to introduce this wonderful teacher to our students and friends.

Ingelise's teaching is a blend of careful asana work, thoughtful yoga philosophy and a generous dash of humor. She uses her advanced knowledge of the yoga asanas and her awareness of the power of yoga to teach students the energizing and calming connection between mind, body and spirit.

Join us for this three-hour workshop, $42.50 including GST.

To put your name on the list, email Eve at evej@shaw.ca. Your cheque, made out to Ingelise Nherlan, holds your spot.

 

 

 

 

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Share Your Being: Arkaya Yoga with Yogacharini Maitreyi

SHARE YOUR BEING

The essence of Arkaya Yoga and how to structure a class

Sept 10th - 10.am to 6.00 p.m

 

This one day Bliss-shop will help you re-connect to your Being as well as understand and imbibe the structure of a Classical and Arkaya Yoga class

Learn about the tools and methodology and the wide repertoire inherent in the system and how to bring them together.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

1. Open to anyone who wants to understand how the structure of a yoga class impacts their brain and emotions as well as their life. 

2. For Yoga teachers to understand the deeper meaning of the practices and principles in yoga and how to structure a class for different age groups, awareness levels and capabilities.

3.  If you want to learn about all the tools in Classical yoga, how it comes together in Arkaya yoga, their Sanskrit names, correct pronunciations and an easy way to allow practices to sink into your muscle memory and enable flow and grace on a day-to-day level.

4. If you want to learn how to structure a class for yourself. Build a solid foundation so you do not get bullied by yourself or another into doing a practice that will harm you in the long run or perpetuate your imbalances.

5. If you want to be mentored for incorporating yoga in your profession or to teach Yoga.


6. Those planning to join the Arkaya Teacher training in Vancouver or India, January 25th to February 27th, 2017 in Kerala. The course includes ayurvedic treatments

Less is more in Yoga, so absorption and not hoarding any practice is the key here.

Allow the light in you to shine through

 

FACILITATOR

Yogacharini Maitreyi is a Practical Mystic and founder of Arkaya. She was given many titles such as Yogacharini (Guide and Visionary), Yoga Chemmal (Expert) and Yoga Shiromani (gem) in India since 1997. With over 100 published articles she trains Yoga Teachers across the world. She also runs a foundation in India for human empowerment. The focus is on children living in slums For more go to arkaya.net   http://www.sundaytimes.lk/091220/Magazine/sundaytimesmagazine_01.html

INVESTMENT

$ 160

REGISTRATION

E transfer maitreyi9@hotmail.com

For details call 604 628 9409

Find us on FB as Arkaya Vancouver

https://www.facebook.com/events/505200916342773/

The Sound Temple Tour with Gabriel Logan Braun
Aug
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Sound Temple Tour with Gabriel Logan Braun

The Sound Temple with Gabriel Logan Braun is a healing journey of mindfulness and movement. It's a dynamic and improvisational expression in response to what’s needed in the room to create a deeply healing and restorative experience for the participants.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Gabriel uses loop pedals, his voice, flutes, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, percussion, harmonium and guitar to create a unique melding of sounds for people to relax, de-stress, harmonize and embrace the depth of our sacred inner-world.

From his angelic tones to soulful beat boxing, Gabriel’s heartfelt and earthy sound comes through his music to create experiences for people to celebrate the human spirit. By creating timeless and expansive soundscapes where there is nothing for the mind to hold onto, this allows for participants to really let go and unwind from their day.

At times, light percussive vocal rhythms and harmonies are interwoven to create a feeling of containment and safety which allows the mind to better focus, the body to relax and the nervous system to return to homeostasis. Welcome, you have just returned home.

INTRO TO SOUND HEALING VIDEO:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=rAh13xhJ1sE

TICKETS: $15 pre-sale / $20 at the door
Purchase here: soundtempleyogaon7th.brownpapertickets.com

 

Aug
6
1:00 pm13:00

Voice of the Abdomen with Daphne Georghiou


VOICE OF THE ABDOMEN


A Continuum & Expressive Arts Movement Therapy Workshop for
Feminine Empowerment
& Somatic Release


Date: Sat. August 6th
Time: 1pm-5pm


Fee: $125 (early bird rate extended)
Regular Fee: $145


(Register for this workshop and Daphne's October 29 workshop and receive an additional $30 discount)

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

For Email Money Transfer,
please send to:
daphne@therapyofmotion.com

For full details go to: http://eepurl.com/b-PWlD
 

Our Bodies store negative and positive imprints, how we establish our sense of alignment around past emotional scripts, and how we organize ourselves around old traumas, patterns, beliefs, and postures. This is mirrored in our physical structure and the functioning of each body part. We see in our bodies, how we are stuck, how we are holding and the quality of our desire, joy and sadness. 

The Abdomen is associated with the "gut brain" or the enteric brain, which is responsible for our "happy feelings," as well as the context of our sorrow and our pain. This body part reflects our ability to digest things and/or eliminate them--including how we hold down feelings and our ability to process or assimilate the experiences of our lives.

Using the Abdomen as both a literal and a metaphoric key into personal and archetypal life themes, you will identify and explore the life-script associated with this potent body part, and make breakthroughs in an embodied, healing way. 

In this Continuum and Life-Art Process experience, you will be gently guided into exploring the wisdom of the of the Abdomen, to encounter, confront, explore in creative, innovative ways, that which is no longer serving you. You will explore artful ways to unravel the stories that lie within that may be holding you back in life. As the voice of the Abdomen unfolds and we allow the body-mind to "speak," greater possibilities for change, renewal and growth will emerge.

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Daphne Georghiou is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors with a private practice downtown Vancouver. Daphne is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist specializing in self esteem/mood issues, anxiety and overwhelm, depression and problems with addiction. To learn more about Daphne and her work, visit: http://www.therapyofmotion.com/Events.html

Arkaya Yoga and Healing Bliss-Shop
Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Arkaya Yoga and Healing Bliss-Shop

 

ARKAYA YOGA AND HEALING BLISS-SHOP

This is a session to experience the foundation principles of feelng good in your body, connecting and channeling emotions , clarifying the mind and synchronising with source.

Yoga asana and kriyas need to be approached in the right manner to bring the multi-dimentional benefits. Many nuances are missed which requires a deeper understanding of what paradigm shift is required and how to facilitate it.

The six healing positions through partner work and the six healing positions through self work will also be shared

This workshop is open to new students and to all levels.

We are also a bunch of foodies and love healthy meals, so we will be going for lunch after to some restaurant nearby for a healthy vegetarian meal. This is part of getting to know the community and enjoying the space.

Cost:  $45 for 2 hours, 15 minutes, if you preregister through etransfer.  $60 at the door
Email : Maitreyi9@hotmail.com call 604-628-9409, or text778-682-7033.

There will be a full Healing workshop at Yoga on 7th on the 10th of September. There is also an Arkaya Healing retreat coming up this 5th of August:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1066135033462632

 

Yogacharini Maitreyi is immersed in the yoga life in India. She was given many titles such as Yogacharini (Guide and Visionary), Yoga Chemmal (Expert) and Yoga Shiromani (gem) in India since 1997. She has over 100 published articles in International journals and dailies and runs a foundation for women and children.

Learn more about her in this article from the Times of Sri Lanka:
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/091220/Magazine/sundaytimesmagazine_01.html

 

Alignment and Flow: Forward Bends and Twists with Bless Leone and Siobhan Sloane Seale
Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Alignment and Flow: Forward Bends and Twists with Bless Leone and Siobhan Sloane Seale

Starting with anatomy and alignment principles, we will teach you how to create more space in the sides and back of your body, allowing you more freedom in your twists and forward bends. You will learn a sequence of moving postures in a way that’s safe, strong, and builds confidence in your forward bends and twists. As we expand on the practice, the symbiotic relationship of these two groups of poses will help you to go deeper into each posture, laying the foundation for seated work. We will finish by breaking down each pose with a slow and detailed approach taking you into some uncommon and interesting postures! Why Alignment and Flow?  It is important to learn how to properly execute yoga postures before moving quickly through them. This allows your body to be safe, integrated, and grow stronger. Once you have established awareness in your practice it is beneficial for you to move in different ways so that the body and mind do not become stagnant. When you merge alignment and flow, strength and movement, a graceful balance emerges. Benefits of Forward Bends:                            Benefits of Twists: >calms the nervous system                               >energizing >reduces stress on the heart                             >relieves back, neck and shoulder pain >activates a sluggish liver                                  >tones and massages the abdominal organs >improves digestion                                           >increases flexibility in upper back and hips Early bird rate: $40 (by June 11th) Regular price: $45 Location: 156 East 7th Ave (Laneway entrance) Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! For more information on the instructors and to register: Contact Bless: blessleone@gmail.com www.blessleone.com Contact Siobhan: info@vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com www.vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com

Starting with anatomy and alignment principles, we will teach you how to create more space in the sides and back of your body, allowing you more freedom in your twists and forward bends. You will learn a sequence of moving postures in a way that’s safe, strong, and builds confidence in your forward bends and twists. As we expand on the practice, the symbiotic relationship of these two groups of poses will help you to go deeper into each posture, laying the foundation for seated work. We will finish by breaking down each pose with a slow and detailed approach taking you into some uncommon and interesting postures!

Why Alignment and Flow? 

It is important to learn how to properly execute yoga postures before moving quickly through them. This allows your body to be safe, integrated, and grow stronger. Once you have established awareness in your practice it is beneficial for you to move in different ways so that the body and mind do not become stagnant. When you merge alignment and flow, strength and movement, a graceful balance emerges.

Benefits of Forward Bends:                            Benefits of Twists:
>calms the nervous system                               >energizing
>reduces stress on the heart                             >relieves back, neck and shoulder pain
>activates a sluggish liver                                  >tones and massages the abdominal organs
>improves digestion                                           >increases flexibility in upper back and hips

Early bird rate: $40 (by June 11th)
Regular price: $45
Location: 156 East 7th Ave (Laneway entrance)

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

For more information on the instructors and to register:

Contact Bless: blessleone@gmail.com
www.blessleone.com

Contact Siobhan: info@vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com
www.vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com

NDJOW
A: Healing Journey through African Dance
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

NDJOW
A: Healing Journey through African Dance


NDJOW A Healing Journey through African Dance

3-hour Intentional Dance Workshop for Women with Jacky Yenga

Saturday, April 9, 2016
2-5 pm At Yoga on 7th


WHAT DO YOU GO BACK TO AFTER DIFFICULT TIMES?

NDJOW is a Healing Dance Journey that takes you back home. We all need a place to come back to, a home.

To a certain degree, and as an adult, whether that place is safe and welcoming or not is... up to you. Yes. Because you make it what it is by the quality of your inner presence. And that quality is a sensation that you feel, which requires you to be in your body to experience it.

That’s the intention of this workshop. It is to experience being at home, feeling safe, embraced and welcomed. We will trigger and sustain the sensation and make the conscious choice to make that our home from now on.

We have become accustomed to living disconnected from our bodies because it feels “safer” to experience life in the mind. But how can we fully participate in our own life when we are disembodied? And why do we have so much difficulty reconnecting with our natural rhythm?

In “Ndjow“, we feel our body and we align with our own rhythm. “Dance is the Hidden Language of the Soul.” Join me for a healing and nurturing journey for your body and soul. Rgister NOW to pay less. Go to www.JackyYenga.com/events.

 

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist Training Level 1
Feb
26
Mar 6

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist Training Level 1

Founded 30 years ago as one of the pioneering yoga therapy schools in North America, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a multi-disciplinary approach that combines gentle yoga, humanistic psychology, and embodied mindfulness. With a program fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, this mind-body approach enhances awareness and supports individuals in living more empowered, authentic, and meaningful lives. Graduates of our in-depth training programs go on to develop successful careers as professional yoga therapists.

For more details on this training, go to

 http://www.shivaniwells.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/PRYT-Level-1-and-2-Poster-Vancouver-2016.pdf

 

Shivani Wells, E-RYT 500 is an advanced certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and has a private practice specializing in trauma recovery, empowerment, and self-discovery. She teaches public classes, is on guest faculty with numerous yoga teacher training programs, and is a course director for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Level 1 and 2 trainings.
www.shivaniwells.com
shivani@pryt.com