Events

  • New Beginnings: 108 Sun Salutations – January 1st

    108 Sun Salutations are often practiced at the beginning of a new season or to mark a new beginning. This practice is designed to detoxify your body, clear your mind and strengthen you inside and out. It is noticed as a “magical” number almost every eastern religion and country. 108 Sun Salutations is also often done to signify change and to create unity or a common intention. Join Mandy McPherson celebrating the new year in an active, nurturing and uplifting way. Learn fun variations to Sun Salutations A & B and end this invigorating practice with a mental clearing and guided meditation. Register today and share with others!

    Monday January 1st, 2019
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    $20 + GST to register
    with Mandy McPherson
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

     

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  • Solstice Ceremony & Full Moon Flow – December 22nd

    Every single thing has a cycle. Life, the moon, the day and relationships. These cycles or patterns can be healthy and beneficial or they can be redundant & avoidable. This is such a special time of year as it gathers together to power of a full moon and the winter solstice. A full moon is a time for releasing & purging what no longer serves us: emotions, opinions, addictions or relationships. Winter Solstice ushers in the return of the sun bringing in feelings of hope, new beginnings and growth. Bring a journal and a pen to begin a journaling habit & intention setting. We will practice the beautiful Moon Salutation and all the postures celebrating the moon. This feel good class will end with a special meditation & aromatherapy. This will help carry you through the Christmas season on good vibes!

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    $35 + GST to register
    with Mandy McPherson
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

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  • Adjusts, Assists & Sequencing Strategies For Yoga Teachers – December 15th

    Spend the day at the rustic getaway, Rundle’s Mission Lodge in Pigeon Lake, Ab with Mandy McPherson and other teachers in our yoga community. The morning will begin with an in depth look at beginning adjustments & assists and the difference between the two. Nothing to fear here, you will learn basic and safe adjustment techniques and have plenty of time to practice on other teachers and ask questions. Mandy believes in 3 things when it comes to adjusting students: Will you improve their experience? Do you feel confident? Does the student want an adjustment? This course will encourage you to adjust from a alignment & “end feel” based approach, and encourage student feedback. The main postures you will practice adjusting will be downward facing dog, forward folds, twists, balancing, warriors & headstand.

    Included as well is learning different ways to assist students with personal cuing, demos and prop assistance. Now it’s time for LUNCH! Chef Kat is preparing a 3 course menu for vegetarians, vegans andomnivores, alike! Please email mandy@thatyogaplace.ca with menu preference. The afternoon session will be all about sequencing. Have you ever been to a yoga class and felt like it was so flowy, brilliantly orchestrated and left your body and mind feeling satisfied? This was a teacher who KNOWS how to craft amazing sequences. Teachers will work together in group to build several sequences they can take and use right away. Mandy McPherson is known for dynamic and creative classes that are ever changing and always feel fresh. She will share some secrets on how to build a better sequence, what peak poses are and how to build up to them, and of course how to design themes, create intentions and add those bits of flavour to a class that make you a memorable and sought after teacher. *This workshop is designed for active Yoga Teachers with their 200 Hour certification.

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018
    9:00 – 5:00pm
    120$ + GST to register
    with Mandy McPherson
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

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  • Breaking Down Your Flow – December 1st

    Have you ever felt a missing link in a particular posture? Doubted your down dog or chaturanga

    or simply wanted to breathe life into your regular practice? Join Mandy, a dedicated teacher, and lover of alignment based yoga, and learn how to “break down” many of the common and favourite postures in studio flow classes. She will go into detail with Surya Namaskar A & B, Virbandrasana A & B, Chaturanga and Trikonasa, as well as many other standing, seated and laying down postures. You will leave feeling confident in your practice and have a great place to grow and flow from. This workshop is excellent for everyone from newer students to experienced teachers. There is always something to learn!

    Saturday, December 1st, 2018
    with Mandy McPherson
    2:00 – 4:00pm

    $35 + GST
    Please call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

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  • Rocket Yoga – November 24th

     

    The Rocket is a dynamic practice linking movement and breath. It’s roots come from Ashtanga yoga, but Rocket includes postures from the primary, intermediate and advanced series. We will move through sun salutations, standing postures, seated, arm balances, handstands, binds, backbends and more! Students are encouraged to modify postures to suit their practice, and lots of options will be given. This method was coined “The ROCKET” by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead because he said, “It gets you there faster.”

    Saturday, November 24th, 2018
    7:00 – 9:00pm 
    $20 + GST 
    with Deanne Miketon
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

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  • An Introduction to Ayurvedic Wellness – November 17th

    A Workshop with Ian Hayward

    Learn the key concepts of the Ayurvedic approach to health and wellness. In this workshop the emphasis is on practical application….

    * You will explore the Elemental building blocks that make up who we are and how they express in our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

    * You will discover the vital healing energies that flow through the Elements and their essential role in supporting positive vitality on every level of your being.

    * You will gain an understanding of the dynamic forces and cycles that influence every aspect of our lives as well as the laws that govern them.

    * You will learn how to harmonize and bring balance to your Elemental body/mind type.

    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    12:30 – 6:30pm
    with Ian Hayward
    $145 + GST
    Please call 780.960.0868 to register.

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  • Yin, Yoga Nidra & Reiki – Nov 10th

    Join Brandon Jacobs and Heather Gazley as they guide a two-hour workshop dedicated to self-healing. The workshop will incorporate meditation, slow flow, yin and yoga nidra to support practitioners in experiencing ananda (bliss). Reiki Master, Richelle Ross, will be present to provide reiki throughout the workshop.

    Saturday, November 10th, 2018
    2:00-4:00pm
    $40 + GST
    with Brandon Jacobs, Heather Gazley & Richelle Ross
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

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  • Questions and Asanas For Yoga Teacher Training

     

    Have you felt the pull to deepen your practice or even share & teach? Mandy will be teaching in her quirky, flowy style that encourages humbleness, alignment, and a real world understanding of ancient philosophies. After an hour of asana practice, you can stay and join Mandy for some sweet treats and cool drinks while asking important questions about our upcoming 200 Hour Weekends Only Yoga Teacher Training Program. Check all weekend dates January through June on our website! This YTT will be supported by Tiffany Sparrow teaching Philosophy & Mantra, Melissa Wasserfall teaching Anatomy and Ian Hayward teaching Aryuveda Studies. Every single person registered for YTT on or before Questions & Asanas to enter a draw for a total yoga package including: Jade Harmony Yoga Mat, S’well 17oz Water Bottle & YogiToes Skidless Yoga Towel (retail value over $200) Only 14 spots available!

    Sunday, November 4th, 2018
    with Mandy McPherson
    1:00 – 3:00pm

    FREE
    Please call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

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  • Rocket Yoga Class with Josh – November 3rd

    Rocket Yoga was created by the late Larry Schultz in 1980. It is based out of the Ashtanga practice and combines the many series of ashtanga into a sequence that can be done by anyone and everyone.  Larry was not a fan of the restrictive aspects of Ashtanga, where you had to be able to complete the primary series to go onto intermediate series poses. In turn, he created “The Rocket” which combined the first, second and third series of Ashtanga, slightly changing the order for optimal strength and mobility as the practice moves into postures that require more depth.

    Rocket Yoga is a practice designed to quickly create heat in the body to help the body open and create space as we move through the postures. However, with the intelligent sequencing of Rocket Yoga, not only are we creating length, but there are many components to help build strength within the body for any level or ability.  Rocket Yoga strives to create a balance within the body between the strength and mobility.  Rocket is made up of three sequences, each one keying in on different aspects of the practice.

    Unlike Ashtanga, the practitioner is not required to master the postures or sequences in any subsequent order, rather, the practice encourages anyone, of all abilities just to show up.In these Rocket-pop up classes, you will see some of my favourite aspects of the practice.  We do everything from flow to workshop a few poses and transitions.  You can expect to get a bit sweaty, to find a challenge, and to have some fun.

    Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
    with Josh Schofield
    7:30 – 9:00pm

    $25 + GST
    Please call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

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  • Family Yoga – October 21st

    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, October 21st, 2018
    4:00-5:00pm

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

    Mark your calendar!
    The next Family Yoga Classes are November 18th & December 16th
    Sundays from 4:00-5:00pm

     

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  • Foundations Of Meditation – October 20th

    Meditation

    In the last century science has proven the brain is elastic and therefore able to be trained and molded.  This idea however is far from being a revelation.  Buddhist monks and serious yoga practitioners did not require science to prove what they have been practicing and benefiting from for thousands of years.  The enormously powerful skill of meditation was not cultivated to be under utilized in the simple management of relaxation and stress reduction. It was practiced and perfected to gain deep insight into the workings of mind and into the nature of perception and reality.  Persistent and dedicated effort was needed to first understand how the mind was working and then to mold it into how it could work.
    We will spent time on the theory of meditation so as to understand why and how we are to establish such a practice.  Then we will spend time in the practice itself.  The practice will fuel the knowledge and then further the practice.
    Come and begin this life skill that will undoubtedly change the way your mind processes.

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018
    2:00-4:00pm

    $40 + GST
    with Sheri Rink
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

     

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*Payment is required to reserve your spot for the workshop.
No transfers or refunds permitted.