Special Events and Workshops

Teacher's Renewal Series - The Yin in the Yang

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23 from 1:30-3:30 pm with Michelle Marshall - $20 plus HST

Join Michelle Marshall for an interactive workshop that wll explore the integration of Yin yoga in to a movement based class.

Through both practice and discussion, this workshop will cover the bases of when, where and why Yin might be the perfect addition to your flow class. For Vinyasa teachers who are looking for more knowledge regarding Yin sequencing, anatomy, theory.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/5742/book

SJH Jewelry Pop-Up and Sister Flow

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23 with Tori , Ali and Sarah Holmes

Come a little early, and stay a little late to Saturday's regular Yin Yang at 4 pm.  We're hosting a pop up shop with local artisan and yogi fave Sarah Holmes.  Her pieces are delicate, unique and just so damn pretty.  Come for the yoga, and stay for a mimosa and some shopping.  The perfect mid winter pick me up

https://www.sjhjewelry.com

The Love Project

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Starting Sunday, February 24 - a 4 part workshop series with Estelle Thomson - $247 plus HST (includes art materials)

The Love Project is Estelle Thomson's new workshop series on the learnings and takeaways of her popular blog The Grief Project, now a 7-part CBC Documentary entitled, "Tommy Tinker Forever". This 4-part series will explore the power of art and yoga to build physical and emotional resiliency.  


Each workshop is an uplifting 3-hour experience which always begins with a discussion on specific themes displayed throughout the show. From there, Estelle will lead you into a gentle yoga practice, and end with mindful art exercises. Expect personal inquiry, sharing, and tools for healing and connection. 

This workshop is limited to 15 committed students with the only pre-requisite that you can attend all 4 sessions. You need not have rolled out a yoga mat, nor ever picked up a paint brush before. This series is for people ready to unfold in new ways, and into your own LOVE PROJECT.

Sunday, February 24; 1:30-4:30 pm, Saturday, March 30; 12-3 pm, Sunday, April 28; 1:30-4:30 pm, and Sunday, May 12; 1:30-4:30 pm

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/5845/book

Reiki Infused Yin Experience

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2 from 5:30-7:30 pm with Michelle Marshall and Barbie Leggett - $40 plus HST

Enjoy an evening of Yin yoga with the healing energy of Reiki (universal life force).  Yin yoga is a very passive practice that leads to a calming energy.  The longer held poses touch on meridian points in the body that allow the evergy to move more freely while physically targeting connective tissue.

Reiki is a spiritual energy healing modality that can move through all parts of the human energy field to free blockages and bring about healing and balance to the body, mind, and soul.  The Reiki practitioner connects to the universal life force energy, and becomes a channel for the healing energy to flow, either through placing their hands directly on you, or hovering slightly above.

Join Michelle and Barbie as you are guided through a beautful Yin sequence, healing metta meditation, and calming breathing practice.  Reiki and hands-on assists will be provided in each pose.  It will truly be a magical and nourishing experience.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/5823/book

Prenatal Series

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019

Starts, Sunday, March 3 - Sunday, April, 7, 2019 from 3-4:30 pm with Barbie Leggett - $90 plus HST

Yoga in pregnancy has many health benefits, including 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 such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.

Our prenatal yoga series helps to prepare your body, mind and breath for the birth of your baby. Classes are 90 minutes long and include a combination of movement for your body, to increase strength and flexibility; meditation for your mind, to create mindfulness and a sense of calm; and various breathing exercises to improve focus. Each class will incorporate restorative poses to leave you feeling deeply relaxed, connected and nourished. 

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 Strengthening Midwifery Services project in South Sudan and as a perinatal nurse consultant with the Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia. 

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/5811/book

 

"Hands On" - A Restorative Workshop

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday, March 9 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.  

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/4103/book

Teacher's Renewal Series - "Beginning to End" - The Formula of a Yoga Class

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 23 from 1-3 pm with Lars Frankom - $20 plus HST

Calling all yoga teachers; what if I told you there was a magic formula for creating a meaningful class?  Well, it's not quite THAT easy, but for a couple hours let's peel away emotion and uncertainty, and discuss a simple formula, that regardless of your intention or theme, you can use to help you articulate and deliver your classes clearly and with purpose. Join Lars for an afternoon of community building, interactive discussion and creation. Bring a pen, paper and an open mind.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/5834/book

Girlvana - Yoga for Teens

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

4 week series starting Sunday, March 31 at 10:30 am with Beth Downie - $50 plus HST

The Girlvana program is rooted in self discovery, and aims to give girls tools to better manage stress and improve self esteem. Through yoga, breath awareness, and journalling these classes give girls a greater understanding of self. Join Beth in a four week series for girls ages 12-18.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/3887/book

Teacher's Renewal Series - What's Fascia Got To Do With It?

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday, April 13 from 1-3 pm with Tori Jarvis Grant and Ali Sangster - $20 plus HST

Maybe you saw Gill Hedley’s “Fuzz” video in your YTT, or have the used the “Saran Wrap” analogy in your classes to describe what facia is to your students. Let’s move beyond the rudimentary terminology and have a closer look at why having an elevated knowledge of fascia is not only helpful, it’s essential to delivering informed and safe sequencing in your classes.  Join Tori and Ali for an interactive and informative two hours of lecture, discussion and application.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/5772/book