Special Events and Workshops
Yoga Foundations - A Workshop
Saturday, Ocober 19 from 1-3 pm with Ali Sangster - $30 plus HST
Want help starting your yoga journey in a safe and supportive environment? This two hour workshop will break down 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.
Jivamukti Master Class - For the Love of Flow
Saturday, October 19 from 10:30-12:30 with Kirsten Mallow - $25 plus HST
Jivamukti is a style of yoga that uses breath and movement as tools to create space for greater connection to one’s physical and spiritual self. The classes are characterized by a combination of flowing vinyasa sequences, music, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance and meditation. Each 2 hour workshop style class will include Jivamukti’s 5 tenets; Shastra (scripture), Bhakti (devotion), Ahimsa (kindness), Nada (muci), and Dhyana (meditation). This energizing workshop will lean in to flow and movement, using set sequences to build physical heat and mental and spiritual awareness.
Master Class Series -Deepen your Practice with Krista and Barbie
Join Krista Watters and Barbie Leggett for a monthly series of 2 hour master classes designed to help you deepen your practice, and your understanding of yoga. Each class will include poses, pranayama and meditation with a distinct focus on a different chakra each month. This intentional, team-taught practice will challenge and inspire you both physically and spiritually. Both teachers will use hands-on assists, and their breadth of experience and knowledge to leave your body and soul incredibly nourished.
October 26 - Root Chakra
November 30 - Sacral Chakra
January 11 - Solar Plexus
February 22 - Heart Chakra
March 28 - Throat Chakra
April 18 - Third Eye and Crown Chakra
"Hands On" - A Restorative Workshop
Saturday, October 26 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 practitioner 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.
Mentorship Program - Energy Management
Saturday, November 2 (9-1), and Sunday, November 3 (8:30-12:30) with Nikki Martin and Tori Jarvis Grant - $130 plus HST
It's really all about energy! Join Nikki and Tori for a weekend of learning how to tune in to, listen, help move, and respond to the energy of a room to enhance the efficacy of your classes. Work with techniques that can direct the energy of a class with voice, tempo, sequencing and assisting. This 9 hour weekend workshop includes yoga, critical analysis, discussion, lecture and practice teaching. Cost includes unlimited yoga at On The Mat for your mentorship weekend (Friday to Sunday).
Space is limited to 10 participants, and pre-registration is required.
The Mentorship Program - Giving and Receiving Feedback
November 30 and December 1 (Saturday from 9-1, and Sunday from 8:30-12:30) with Robin Thompson and Barbie Leggett - $160 plus HST
Have you ever received feedback and wanted to crawl in to a hole for days after? It’s not always pleasant, but as humans, communication is essential to growth in all of our relationships. As a yoga teacher feedback isn’t always readily available in forms we are used to, and receiving it with an open heart and curious mind can be challenging. Let’s dig in and decipher what is useful, and what is fluff. Join Barbie and Robin for a weekend of learning to remove emotion and judgement, and set boundaries when giving and receiving feedback. Get more comfortable being uncomfortable in a safe and supportive environment, and put a new spin on the F word. The weekend includes free yoga classes from Friday-Sunday, critical analysis, discussion, lecture, practice teaching and feedback.
New Year's Day Reset Flow
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 with Jolene D'Entremont from 10-12 - $25 plus HST
Come and shake off the cobwebs! Join Jolene in a thoughtful 2 hour, New Year's Day flow, and slowly ease your body, mind and nervous system in to 2020. This Yin Yang style class will combine the perfect amount of movement, stillness and Pranayama to help you press reset, and prepare your body and mind for a new 365 days of celebrating you.
The Mentorship Weekend - The "All Levels" Class
Saturday, January 4 (9-1), and Sunday January 5 (8:30-12:30) with Ali Sangster and Tori Jarvis Grant - $130 plus HST
What does an "all-levels" class REALLY mean? How do we keep everyone safe, challenged, stimulated, and coming back to see us? Eeek...it's a lot to think about! Join Ali and Tori for an interactive weekend that focuses on ways to engage every body and everybody in your classes. The weekend will include lecture and discussions on techniques and languaging to ensure safety, proper modifications, planning for, and teaching ALL bodies. Mentorship weekend included unlimited classes at OTM from Friday, January 3 - Sunday, January 5.