Workshops

  • Embodying The Asanas – March 10th

    What does it take to transition a posture from the surviving, hard to sustain, wish-I-was-anywhere-else  list to the fully energized, battery-charging, vitality-raising list? Asana (posture) is traditionally defined as a comfortable seat, or a position that is firm, but relaxed. Yet so often when a posture is assumed, it begins to strain the body in record timing. What this creates in the body is stress, usually in areas that start nagging us over time. This indicates that even when we can hold the pose for the length of time asked of us, we are creating a strain on the body that will evolve into a larger concern if it goes unchecked.

    Creating a healthy, integrated, balanced body that functions at its optimal level is an achievable goal through the proper practice of posture. Energizing poses so that core is engaged, breathing is even, and the weight and work of the pose is balanced in the body will do this! Learn techniques to transform your practice indefinitely so that instead of surviving a class, you are embodying the asanas.

    Asanas: warriors 1 & 2, side angle, triangle, revolved triangle, downward facing dog, upward dog, tree, half moon, crow.

    Saturday, March 10th 2018
    2:00-5:00pm
    $45 + GST 
    with Krista Daneluz Vieira
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

  • Restorative Yoga Class – March 10th

    Regular class passes now accepted! 

    This is a gentle, extremely relaxing class designed to calm, soothe and support the body and mind. With the use of props, poses will be moved into and held for 5-10 minutes, allowing the body to soften and ease stiffness from the joints and muscles in a completely supported way. The class is great for relieving stress and tension and will restore you to a deeply calm and relaxed state when you leave.

    Saturday, March 10th, 2018
    Saturday, April 14th, 2018
    Saturday, May 19th, 2018
    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

    6:30-8:00pm 
    with Mandy McPherson 
    Call 780.960.0868 – space is limited.

  • Personalize Your Practice – March 11th

    Are you:

    – struggling to keep up in a class?

    – recovering from an injury?

    – addressing a specific health concern, i.e.; post-operative condition, chronic low back pain?

    – wanting to modify aspects of your practice?

    – simply unsure how to adjust your practice?

    If you said ‘yes’ to any of these, this workshop is for you!  It can be difficult to step into a general yoga class not knowing how to modify postures or flows to suit your specific needs.  Here we will look at how to customize your practice thus gaining confidence on your mat, finding a smoother flow, deepening your practice and possibly even finding healing.
    Because of the nature of this class, size is limited to 10 participants.
    Please bring mats and any props you wish to integrate or have found helpful.

    Sunday, March 11th, 2018
    1:00-3:30pm
    $40+ GST
    with Sheri Rink
    Limited space available, please call 780.960.0868 to register!

  • Family Yoga – March 11th

    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 11th, 2018
    4:00-5:00pm

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

     

  • Roll.Release.Relax – March 24th

    Start off with some breathing techniques, some long yin yoga poses and some self-massage using balls. Connie will be demonstrating the same techniques she learned from her teacher, Michele Theoret of Empowered Yoga. Self-Myofascial Release or SMR helps to stimulate the connective tissues and fibres. It is suggested that these techniques help to hydrate, re-organize, and increase circulation in these fibres. Rolling allows the muscles to release and relax tension in the body for a much deeper state of bliss in savasana.

    Remember to bring socks or slippers to keep your feet warm and blanket. You will also need an additional tube sock to place our balls in.

    Join Connie for one of the calmest yoga sessions you will experience.

    Saturday, March 24th, 2018
    Connie McNeice
    2:00-3:30pm

    $30+ GST
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot – limited space!

  • Learn To Fly – March 25th

    Are you curious about adding a little flying to your practice? This playful workshop will give you the opportunity to learn and practice many arm balances. We will integrate components of core, hand placement, shoulder stability, balance, drishti and more! Deanne will include many variations and transitions as well. Class will close with a temple massage and aromatherapy experience during your savasana. This class is best suited for students who have a full chaturanga in their practice.

    Students all receive a manual with pictures to take home.

    Sunday March 25th, 2018
    with Deanne Miketon
    2:00 – 4:00pm
    $40.00 + GST
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

     

  • Spring Detox Hot Flow – April 14th

    Twists will be the focus for this juicy flow. Compress, squeeze and ring out your body. Release negativity and toxins while creating room for your body to replenish and create fertile space for positivity. Bring in the new season feeling refreshed.

    Saturday, April 14th 2018
    2:00-3:30pm
    $30 + GST
    with Connie McNeice
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

  • Yoga Fundamentals – April 21st

    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 April 21st, 2018
    2:00-4:00pm
    $40 + GST 
    with Deanne Miketon
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot!

  • The Finesse of Floating – May 5th

     

    Within so many of us exists an insatiable desire to defy the seemingly impossible. The illuminating and revivifying experience of integrating arm balances and inversions into practice encourages practitioners to work with fear to nurture the inner drive to become that which we truly are; to arrive at one’s full potential. At the peak of any arm balance or inversion exists a fleeting moment of quintessential perfection where the balance between falling in and falling out the posture becomes the balance between strength and letting go.

    This two-hour workshop is intended to guide practitioners through a series of creatively and intelligently sequenced progressive postures to cultivate the physical engagement necessary for balancing and inverting. Brandon Jacobs and Heather Gazley will review and demonstrate chatarunga as a foundational posture. A series of individual and partner drills will guide practitioners to functionally engage the core and experience portions of floating and balancing. Functional alignment cues relating to the concept of Straight Arm Scapula Strength (SASS) will help practitioners create space along the front of the body to free the heart from physical and emotional trepidation.

    The art of floating demands dedicated precision, mindfulness and grace. Brandon Jacobs and Heather Gazley are extremely passionate this workshop as it deconstructs the diligent and mindful work required to begin integrating the art of floating in your practice. Join them as they support you in cultivating strength and reciprocal lightness that enables you to experience the finesse of floating.

    ***This workshop is accessible to practitioners of all levels***

    Saturday, May 5th 2018
    2:00 – 4:00pm
    $40 + GST per person
    with Brandon Jacobs and Heather Gazley
    Call 780.960.0868 to reserve your spot.

  • Mother’s Day Partner Yoga – May 13th

    MJoin a fellow mama for a fun and relaxing practice, connecting with a deserving mom! This class will focus on the playfulness of a partnered class, the connection between you and the lucky mom as well as offering her a supported savanasa/relaxation complete with optional aromatherapy. This class will be 90 minutes in a warm room and is suitable for ages 12+.

    Sunday, May 13th, 2:00-3:30pm
    $20 + GST per person
    with Mandy McPherson
    Call 780.960.0868 to register!