Special Events and Workshops
"Hands On" - A Restorative Workshop
Saturdays, March 24, April 28, May 26 and June 23 with Robin Thompson - $30 plus HST - choose one, or all of them!
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.
"The Practice" with Lara
Saturday, March 31st from 1:30-3:30 with Lara Luer - $30 plus HST
For those students who enjoy consistency, measuring challenges and progression, a set sequence is a perfect place to touch base with your practice regularly. This sequence was written to be a full spectrum yoga practice covering all areas of the body and most groups of yoga poses. It combines strength, flexibility and mindfulness in all major areas of the body.
In this two hour workshop students can learn the sequence, with the focus being that in time students will be able to practice at their own pace and with their own breath. Some previous experience would be beneficial, but not necessary, as the sequence was written to be progressive and adaptable to the individual student.
The Yin Series - The Spine
Sunday, April 8th from 2-4 pm with Michelle Marshall - $30 plus
This workshop series is designed to explore the most common yin yoga poses used to target specific areas of the body. In this interactive workshop you will explore the anatomy, and the movements of the targeted area. Learn why some poses work better in your body than others, what you should be feeling, and where in the body you should and should not be feeling it. This workshop is designed for those looking to deepen their existing Yin practice, or for those who are looking to round out their Vinyasa practice. This series will leave you with a much clearer understanding and appreciation for all things Yin.
Spring Ayurvedic Detox
Saturday, April 14th until Sunday, April 22nd with Krista Watters - $95 plus HST for workshop and classes, or $25 plus HST for workshop alone
Join Krista Watters of Bhavana Yoga Lifestyle and Wellness Boutique on a 7 day journey toward deep inner clarity and balanced health. Receive all the tools you need to prepare and conduct a seasonally aligned Ayurvedic cleanse at home. Krista will kick off the cleanse week with a 2 hour workshop on Saturday April 14th 1:30-3:30. You’ll receive a step-by-step cleanse plan with seasonally-focused mono diet of Kitchari, body care tools, meditation practices, and 7 daily yoga classes at OTM. Learn how to build a holistic Ayurvedic lifestyle that leaves you feeling nourished, purified and strong moving into the Kapha season of Spring. Package choices include the workshop alone, or the workshop and 7 classes at OTM.
Starts Saturday, April 14th, and runs for 4 weeks - with Beth Downie - $50 plus HST
The Girlvana program uses yoga and meditation to help teen girls dive deeper in to self discovery and celebrate individuality. Led by Beth Downie (B.Ed, M.Ed and RYT) this four week workshop will consist of weekly yoga classes and journaling. Expect movement, honesty and laughter. For girls ages 9-15 - bring a journal and an open mind.
Yoga for Transitions
Sunday, April 29th from 1-4 pm - with Amy Holland and Estelle Thomson - $45 plus HST
Life changes can often times be more than just “tough”. This three hour workshop takes a very honest look at the emotions surrounding life transitions, and how we hold on to them in our bodies. Work to mindfully flow, and breathe in a safe and supportive space. Learn tools to move forward along with the emotions rather than staying stuck. Join Amy Holland (M.Ed,RCT-C, PRYT Yoga Therapist, RYT 500 hrs) and Estelle Thomson (B.A. Psych, M.A.C.P, C.Y.T, RYT 500 hrs) for an uplifting 3 hours of transformative work.
"Go Deep" - Myofascial Release Workshop with Kim
Saturday, May 5th from 1:30-3:30 pm with Kim Robertson - $25 plus HST
Use blocks, bolsters, balls and body weight to release tension, and make space in this unique two hour workshop designed to go deep. Join Kim Robertson, and learn how to safely peel back the layers of rigidity, and truly let go.