Special Events and Workshops
The Primary Series - Exploring Ashtanga with Michelle Robinson
Sunday, November 25 from 2-4 pm with Michellle Robinson - $30 plus HST
Ashtanga Yoga is a method of yoga postures, breath and meditation practices that sequentially cleanse, and energize the body and mind. The set sequence of the Primary series, called yoga chikitsa, is meant as a therapeutic practice of forward folds and twists that helps warm the body in preparation for detoxification. Along with counted and meditative breathing, you learn to focus the mind on the moment and the body in the pose, while the body flows in, out and through the postures. As with any other method of yoga, you start where you are, and allow the body to do what it is currently capable of, while playfully learning where the postures unfold. Ashtanga yoga is first and foremost a breath centered practice, and the depth in each pose is a direct result of you mindfully showing up.
"Hands On' - A Restorative Workshop
Saturday, December 1 from 5:30-7 pm with Robin Thompson - $30 plus HST
A 90 minute Restorative Class Infused with Thai Yoga Massage Assists.
Thai yoga massage is a unique healing system where the practicioner guides the client through yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy lines. Together these actions result in a full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically. As this workshop is limited to 6 participants, each student will receive approximately 1 minute of hands on time during each restorative posture.
Teacher's Renewal Series - Being Trauma Informed
Sunday, December 2 with Cleo Burke - 1:30-4:30 pm - $30 plus
Being Trauma-Informed means orienting towards providing services in a way that is welcoming and appropriate to those affected by trauma. To do so asks us to investigate our perceptions of safety, driving assumptions, understanding of power dynamics, and patterns of communication. This introductory workshop will explore the ways in which teaching yoga and being Trauma-Informed intersect, and what that means for us as yoga teachers.
Cléo is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer here in Halifax. She is also a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT-C) in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists, and a Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She assists clients with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and trauma. She includes embodiment practices, and draws from modalities including Transactional Analysis, Integral Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and Logosynthesis
"More Hands" - A Restorative Experience
Saturday, December 22 from 1:30-3:30 pm with Robin Thompson and Assistants - $35 plus HST
Take a break from the hustle and bustle, and give yourself two hours to reset and recharge. This workshop is for those who love warm blankies, delicious smells and lots of hands on assists. Led by Robin Thompson, and 2 Assistants, the ratio of student to pair of hands is 1:7 to maximize the restorative experience.
Yoga Foundations - A Workshop
Saturday, January 19 from 1:30-3:30 pm with Ali Sangster - $30 plus HST
Want help starting your yoga journey in a safe and supportive environment? This two hour workshop will breakdown alignment cues, commonly offered poses, and studio etiquette - expect lots of time for questions, learning and play. Join Ali for an afteroon designed for those who are new to a studio environment, and looking to develop a solid foundation in Vinyasa yoga.
Teacher's Renewal Series - Creating an Extraordinary Workshop
Saturday, January 26 at 1:30 pm with Leslie Bishop - $20 plus HST
Join Leslie for an interactive and informative two hours that looks at how to find, design and deliver a yoga workshop that is authentic to you and your teaching. Unveil some tried and tested "workshop secrets", and a have a conversation about the differences between a class and a workshop. You will leave with an outline of your next workshop including:
Topic, title and timing
Invaluable information on how to put yourself front and centre
Bring a pen, paper, and an idea of a workshop; it can be one you have already offered, or one that you are inspired to give.