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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Sep
12
to Dec 5

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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Pranayama with Corinne Skrobot
Sep
21
to Nov 2

Pranayama with Corinne Skrobot

By using the restorative relaxing versions of some of the common yoga poses, we will utilize breath exercises to bring our awareness to this unique and powerful tool, available to all. This class is suitable for new and returning students. Drop-ins are welcome. Exploring the mechanics of breathing, we will use yoga postures to expand and lengthen the breath, the Prana or the energy of the body. We will explore techniques that control, direct and restrain the breath. This is an old practice, now widely recognized by the medical community as beneficial for conditions affecting the Internal organs, the body and the mind. Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:15 am | All levels | September 21 - November 2, No class October 19 | 6 classes, $102 | For more information or to register, email Corinne at corinne@skrobot.ca or call her at 604 671 9159.

By using the restorative relaxing versions of some of the common yoga poses, we will utilize breath exercises to bring our awareness to this unique and powerful tool, available to all.

This class is suitable for new and returning students. Drop-ins are welcome.

Exploring the mechanics of breathing, we will use yoga postures to expand and lengthen the breath, the Prana or the energy of the body.

We will explore techniques that control, direct and restrain the breath.

This is an old practice, now widely recognized by the medical community as beneficial for conditions affecting the Internal organs, the body and the mind.

Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:15 am | All levels | September 21 - November 2, No class October 19 | 6 classes, $102 |

For more information or to register, email Corinne at corinne@skrobot.ca or call her at 604 671 9159.

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

New: Iyengar Yoga with Terri Damiani.

Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30pm | October 11 to December 14 | $170 registered 10 weeks | $21 drop-in |

FREE CLASS OCTOBER 4th

CLASS DESCRIPTION

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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Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Free Spinefulness Intro Class, Heals Back and Joint Pain
Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

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 yogaon7th.com or call 778-918-82845 to hold your spot.

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Spinefulness Intensive with Eve Johnson
Sep
8
to Sep 10

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.

• 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, September 8:   6 to 8:30 pm                      

Saturday, September 9: 2 to 5:30 pm

Sunday September 10:   10 to 11:45 am, 2 to 5:30 pm

Fee:

$350 + GST, $300 + GST if payment is received by August 15. Your cheque or e-transfer holds your place.

For more information, 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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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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Arkaya Yoga Community Classes
Jul
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

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:

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21, 28.

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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Jul
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
2:30pm 2:30pm

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
2:30pm 2:30pm

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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Mar
15
to 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.       

 

 

 

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

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.

 

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Mar
2
to 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

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

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.

 

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Feb
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

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.

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

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/

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Jan
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

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/

 

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Dec
18
to 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.

 

 

 

 

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

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

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Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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

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

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