Kristen Penner

I am a daughter, sister, wife and mother. I have 2 beautiful children, one fur child and a love for life and all of its journeys. I love to see people smile, grow, change and discover! I am passionate about yoga, friends, family, nutrition, nature, skiing, a good book, and finding ways to challenge my body.

My love for yoga began to blossom a few years back. I was looking to find a deeper connection within myself. My practice quickly deepened. After some time, I began to feel the benefits and grow profoundly in many aspects of my life. My entire world began to shift as I fell deeply in love with my own practice and noticed growth and balance in many areas of my life.

I began to feel a very strong urge to share the practice of yoga with others, and made the decision to take my 200hr yoga teacher training. I am now very excited to share what I know with others in hopes of helping other people find the many benefits of yoga. My mission as a teacher is to give others the opportunity to grow, find balance, build strength and feel the gift of life in every breath and in every moment.

Rochelle Richards

In 2010 Yoga had came into my life while I was in a dark place mentally. Originally like most, I went to my first class for more of a physical practice. My practice was sporadic and mainly taught by Jillian Michaels until our family moved here to Spruce Grove in 2013. Shortly after I had found That Yoga Place and my practice had taken off in more ways then one. Physically, mentally and spiritually I was transforming and wanting more and more. I could see how yoga was changing the way I looked and lived my life. I was wanting to further my knowledge of yoga physically and spiritually by going to the home land of Yoga, India. While in the planning phase I found myself struggling with anxiety but knew that I would not let it get the best of me and decided to take my training at That Yoga Place, and I haven’t looked back since.

Since finishing my ryt200, I have continued with more in Yin, Restorative and kid’s yoga.

Yoga has done so much for me and I am wanting to share that with others.

30 Day Yoga Challenge – April 2nd

Getting into and maintaining a healthy routine calms the mind and balances the body, keeping your energy steady and strong. Nothing helps you build strength, flexibility, and balance like a 30-day yoga challenge! If you are looking for motivation to kick-start or revitalize your yoga practice, this is the challenge for you!

The challenge begins Tuesday, April 2nd. Come to any class on the schedule! There will be a kick-off meeting that day at 8:45 am. Meet other people in the challenge, set your goals and challenge intention and receive answers to commonly asked questions!
The challenge ends 35 days later Monday, May 6th (wrap up meeting at 5:00 PM).

The challenge runs over 35 days to give you a little leeway so that you can miss a day if something comes up. The studio is closed Friday, April 19th for Good Friday. Therefore, that would count as 1/5 FREE DAYS for the challenge.

Building a routine takes 28 days. By the time you are done, yoga will be a healthy lifestyle habit for you! You must attend one class per day – no doubling up days. If you successfully attend yoga for 30 days, you will receive 30 days of yoga post-challenge FREE. Everyone who enters the challenge will be entered in a draw for a $50 That Yoga Place gift certificate. What better way to stay healthy, invigorate your yoga practice and feel awesome!

Registration: $100 + GST

If you have a current class pass or membership, it will be put on hold for the duration of the Challenge.

*30 days of free yoga commences the day after the Challenge ends. No transfers, extensions or exceptions. Must be a 30 Day Challenge Participant and have successfully completed 30 classes (one class per day – no doubling up days) at That Yoga Place to qualify.

30 Day Challenge yourself and be amazed at the transformation of your practice and your life!

Family Yoga – March 31st

A yoga workshop for the whole family to enjoy. This class will explore sun salutations, standing poses, breathing, and relaxation techniques. With partner poses and other fun interactive yoga activities, it is an opportunity to bond with your family on a Sunday afternoon!  Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Sunday, March 31st
4:00-5:00pm

$12.50 + GST
with Marge Rodgers
Please call 780.960.0868 to register!

 

Conscious Couples – March 31st

Conscious Couples: Connecting birth partners through pregnancy, labour & delivery.

This workshop will help strengthen the bond between birth partners and the baby to be. Partners will learn different ways to assist loved ones with hands on comfort measures ideal for labour and delivery. We will explore elements of prenatal partner yoga, prenatal partner Thai massage, reiki, and breathing techniques to deepen relaxation and connection throughout pregnancy and the birthing process.

It is preferred that the mom to be is further along in her pregnancy for this workshop (late second trimester to due date) so that the tools you gain in this workshop stay fresh in your mind and can be recalled easily when the time comes!

Together we can help to eliminate the fear that surrounds the birthing process, replacing it with a calm confidence – surrendering with love & trust, that this process will unfold exactly as it’s intended to.

Sunday, March 31st
with Shantelle Durocher
1:00 – 3:00pm

$50 + GST
Please call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

Yoga Fundamentals – March 30th

Are you new to yoga? Looking to further your knowledge of common poses? Tweak your technique? This workshop is great for all levels, even if you’ve never practiced before. Deanne will break down common poses and sequences. Together you will go over sun salutations, warrior series, pranayama (breathing) techniques and more! All students will receive a manual, with pictures to take home.

Saturday, March 30th 
2:00 – 4:00pm 
$40 + GST 
with Deanne Miketon
Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Mexico

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program will be certified by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School and will be focusing on the traditional Hatha Yoga methods and applying them to Astanga, Vinyasa, Yin, and Flow style classes. Upon graduation, you will be able to teach yoga anywhere is the world!
As a student teacher trainee, you will learn everything you need to know to take your own practice deeper and to teach a safe and intelligent yoga class. The course covers yoga asanas, anatomy, pranayama, philosophy, and meditation. This will help shape your life and teaching style!
As this is a Travelling Yogi Retreats adventure, you will have the luxury of being well taken care of with breakfast and dinner included each day with a variety of both Mexican and International dishes served family style, a private pool and pool deck where our classes will be held in the mornings, a cooler space indoors for evening classes, karma/charity work in the community, 2 full day excursions as a group and every Saturday off so that you can explore, nap, have a beach day or whatever your heart desires!
Your Teacher
Mandy McPherson, E-RYT & Lead Teacher

The course outline will be available at yogaalliance.org by May 1, 2019

 

Daily Schedule Sample 

7:00-8:00 am Meditation

8:00-9:30 am Yoga Practice
9:00-9: 30 am Breakfast
9:30-12:30 pm Theory, Philosophy or Teaching Methodology
12:30-2:30 pm Break
2:30-5:00 pm Teaching Practice and Discussion
5:00-6:30 pm Yoga Practice
6:30-7:30 pm- Adjusts and Assists
7:30- Dinner

 

Pricing

Residential

Shared Room : (up to 4 in single beds) $3995+gst for a single trainee

Private Queen/King Bedroom:

$4395+gst for a single trainee, $7995+gst for two trainees sharing a bed

Non Residential (local pricing)
$3000+gst for course only trainees (non-residential, breakfast included)

Your Accommodations

This part of Mexico is known for being very safe & open-minded while maintaining a traditional feel.The villa that has been chosen is, GORGEOUS. It is a large private villa with an assortment of bedrooms and staffed with a cook & housekeeper. This villa features a gorgeous pool deck & terrace for your asana practices and open space indoors with cooling fans for your theory portions of the training, so that everyone is comfortable.

Sean B., a popular American chef living in Puerto Vallarta, will prepare and serve family style meals for breakfast & dinner each day. He can accommodate vegan, vegetarian & gluten free. There are many restaurants and shops in the area if you choose to find a meal in your downtime. The beach is just a 5-minute walk down to the sunny, walkable and swimmable playa. The municipal bus system is easy, safe and runs every 10 minutes so you can easily make your way to explore surrounding communities.
This is a very safe and tourist friendly part of Mexico and my second home, so feel free to ask Mandy for advice on anything! The home is yours and includes use of the heated dipping pool, air-conditioning in bedrooms, TV’s, WIFI and cleaning service. A reminder that it is co-ed communal living, so sharing is caring……but it is huge and there is plenty of room to have alone time.

Mom and Baby Yoga – April 2nd

In this Mom and Baby Yoga session, the focus will be on gentle stretching and movement to help heal and reconnect to your postnatal body  Bring your baby and enjoy this time to reconnect with your body and connect to your newest addition.  Babies will be included in some portion of the class, though moms are welcome to enjoy the freedom to practice on their own as baby sleeps or crawls.  You will also learn some massage techniques and stretches for baby as well throughout the session.  It is recommended that you are at least 12-weeks postpartum to join the session.  All babies up to the crawling stage are welcome.  All you need is your mat, baby, and diaper bag!

4 Week Pre-Registered Class
April 2nd – April 23rd, 2019

Day: Tuesday’s
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm
Investment: $60.00 plus GST
with Shantelle Durocher

Pre-Natal 4 Week Session – April 7th

Come and join other soon-to-be-moms and reap all the benefits that Prenatal yoga has to offer. We will focus on tying the breath to each movement in order to calm the mind and teach the body to relax. Prenatal yoga will also provide some ideas on how to relieve some of the most common physical ailments experienced during pregnancy. We will incorporate some gentle twisting for indigestion, standing poses for improving balance, opening the hips and relieving lower back tension, while other poses may help with leg cramps and carpal tunnel syndrome. We will stretch and strengthen the body to increase flexibility and keep the muscles toned. Schedule a special time to connect with your baby!

4 Week Pre-Registered Class
April 7th- April 28rd, 2019

Day: Sundays
Time: 12:30pm – 1:45 pm
Investment: $60.00 plus GST
with Shantelle Durocher

Youth Yoga 4 Week Session – February 26th

This class is developed for teens and pre-teens. We will focus on building awareness of the body and breath through yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation, building groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. This class is taught in a way to encourage creativity and exploration of the body allowing teens to develop more confidence and have tools to help deal with stress.

Youth Yoga (ages 11+)
4-week Session
Tuesdays, 4:00-5: 00 pm
February 26th – March 19th 
with Rochelle Richards
$40 + GST

Save the date! The next session will start….

4-Week Session 
Tuesday’s 4:00-5:00pm
April 2nd– April 23rd

with Rochelle Richards
$40 + GST

Please call 780.960.0868 to register your child!