Special Events and Workshops

Connecting Meditation and Asana - A Workshop with Robin

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Connecting Meditation and Asana - A Workshop with Robin, on Saturday, April 24 from 10:30-12:30 - $40 plus HST

In this class style workshop, we will look at some of the different types of meditation, their purposes and benefits, and how we can apply this, in action, to build up to the moving meditation of Asana through looped Sun Salutations (for a total of 9), preparing us to end the practice in a seated meditation. No experience is necessary, and modifications are available for the Sun Salutations.  

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/9812/book

 

Prenatal Yoga and Education

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 25, 2021 to Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sundays for 4 weeks, starting on April 25, from 2-3:30 pm with Barbie Leggett - $80 plus HST

Yoga in pregnancy has many benefits; strengthening pelvic muscles, improving circulation, aiding in digestion, relieving fatigue and tension, and revitalizing energy. Yoga can also alleviate many of the common discomforts of pregnancy, like nausea, varicose veins, back pain and sciatica. This four week prenatal series includes a combination of movement, meditation, breathwork, and education. Barbie is a senior yoga teacher and registered nurse with years of experience in maternal and newborn health. She is currently working with the Canadian Association of Midwives on the Strenthenning Widwifery Services project in South Sudan, and as a Perinatal Nurse consultant with the Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia.

The classes will be the perfect mix of movement, breath and education. The movement and breath will help you strengthen and physically prepare for birth. You will also have the opportunity to ask Barbie questions to help increase your knowledge and confidence around the birthing process. Finally, each class will incorporate restorative poses to leave you feeling deeply relaxed, connected and nourished.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/9865/book

 

"Pause" - A Half Day ME-treat

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10:30-2:00 with Megan Campbell - $80 plus HST

Join Megan Campbell for a half day of ME time! A day to deepen your practice, nourish your body, and take the break you need. Intentionally curated with a sense of retreating in mind, this safe and socially distanced day will leave you feeling replenished and connected. 

Our day begins with a short Releasing Ceremony to get out of our own way and fully relish in the day before us. Afterwards we will INjoy a luxurious Vinyasa practice infused with meditation, pranayama, and deep relaxation. From there we will nourish our bodies with a delicious Sprout Therapy lunch followed with a slow and mindful walk in the beautiful outdoors where we will seal our morning practice with a Planting Ceremony (weather permitting). Also optional to take a short nap or meditate more in Little Mat, which will be the Zen Den and silent space. 


Our day culminates in a serene Yin yoga practice combined with Yoga Nidra to entirely reset the body, mind, and Spirit. 
Enjoy being away from the pressures of work, relationships, and social media by pausing it all and joining us for this exquisite ME-treat! 

Day Includes:


All yoga practices with Megan
Lunch provided by Sprout Therapy – a vegan bowl + fresh juice (options to pick from will be sent out before we gather to tailor them to your personal preferences)
Ceremonial practices with Megan including materials
Comfort break for lunch, nature, or deeper rest
Use of props or bring your own

 

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/9825/book

Parent and Babe

Event Date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 to Friday, November 5, 2021

Starts Friday, September 24, 2021 and runs for 6 weeks from 11 am -12 pm with Robin Thompson - $75 plus HST

Bring your little bundle with you, and get back to your mat. There is an option in these classes to practice with, or alongside your baby. Strengthen your body, realign your muscles, and re-connect with community. The practices end with an optional guided baby massage. Best suited for babies who are not yet crawling/ moving too quickly. 

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/9875/book