Workshops

Winter 2019 Session

Adaptive Movement for Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

Preparing for or recovering from knee or hip replacement surgery? Join Joanne, a certified Yoga Therapist, for an adaptive and rehabilitative practice designed to make the waiting period less painful, improve post-surgical outcomes, and offer a solid foundation for getting back to your desired activities. In this series, you will learn slow and accessible movements to strengthen muscles in the hip & leg chain and build core stability & upper body strength. Improving overall function will not only help decrease pain as you wait, but will make post-operative physiotherapy easier and more effective. As meditation is a proven tool in managing chronic pain, mindfulness will also incorporated.

A small group setting and relaxed pace guarantees individual attention, support and problem-solving for your unique challenges as you prepare for and recover from surgery. 

Date: Mondays, January 7 to April 1
Time: 2:00-3:15 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $$300.00 + HST for 12-Week Session

Winter 2019 Session

Friday Night iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is a relaxation practice which allows participants to lie down and rest deeply through guided meditation based on teachings from the yoga tradition and current research. It can be used to develop an inner resource to help navigate and transform negative emotions and thought patterns, calm the nervous system, and foster a deep capacity to meet life as it presents itself. iRest Yoga Nidra is especially effective in reducing stress, chronic pain, sleep issues, anxiety, and the effects of trauma and PTSD. Please bring a large blanket and an eye pillow (also available to purchase at the studio).

Date: Jan 25, Feb 22 & Mar 22
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $$25.00 + HST

Winter 2019 Session

Yoga for Chronic Stress & Anxiety Workshop

Immerse yourself in 3 hours of simple practices to help down-regulate the body’s stress response and ease the physical, psychological and emotional effects of chronic stress & anxiety. Discover how ‘feeling vs. thinking’ through body awareness, gentle movement, mindfulness techniques and iRest Yoga Nidra can help to elicit the body’s relaxation response and interrupt negative habits of mind by creating space around difficult thoughts, feelings and sensations while offering relief from distress and worry.

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $$75.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Adaptive Movement for Knee & Hip Replacement Surgery

Preparing for or recovering from knee or hip replacement surgery? Join Joanne, a certified Yoga Therapist, for an adaptive and rehabilitative practice designed to make the waiting period less painful, improve post-surgical outcomes, and offer a solid foundation for getting back to your desired activities. In this series, you will learn slow and accessible movements to strengthen muscles in the hip & leg chain and build core stability & upper body strength. Improving overall function will not only help decrease pain as you wait, but will make post-operative physiotherapy easier and more effective. As meditation is a proven tool in managing chronic pain, mindfulness will also incorporated.

A small group setting and relaxed pace guarantees individual attention, support and problem-solving for your unique challenges as you prepare for and recover from surgery.

Date: Wednesdays, April 10–June 26
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $$300.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Friday Night Restorative Yoga

Enjoy a quiet refuge at the end of the week and rest in gentle poses with the support of bolsters, pillows, blankets and other props for prolonged periods of undisturbed silence. This practice is especially helpful for those dealing with sleep issues, chronic stress & fatigue, illness & injuries, anxiety & depression, or facing major life events. Registration is limited and required in advance. Please bring a large blanket and an eye pillow (also available to purchase at the studio).

Date: April 12, May 10
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Michaluk
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $$25.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Restorative Exercise 6-Week Series

Restorative Exercise encompasses all aspects of movement – frequency, habits, limitations and alignment – and puts the body on a grid to determine how we respond to the various loads and forces we’re constantly receiving and adapting to throughout our lifetime. In this series, we will practice ‘correctives’ or micro-movements to uncover deeply set tension patterns, strengthen weak spots, and help restore our body to a more natural way of moving. We will also discuss lifestyle changes that can support our movement outdoors and keep our body in a state of regeneration.

New students and those with previous experience are welcome – new content is always added!

Date: Saturdays, April 13, 27, May 4, 11, 25 & June 1
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Teacher: Andrea Michaluk
Fee: $$150.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga

Curious about therapeutic yoga and its benefits? This introductory workshop will give you a taste of simple exercises to help you experience the difference between strength & stability, flexibility & mobility, and active & passive movements. Learn how moving well involves more than static poses & stretching, and how varied & dynamic movement can help you enjoy better coordination, balance, posture, and overall more fluency in your physical activities and daily life.

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $$50.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Chair Yoga 4-Week Series

This specialty class is for those who would like to experience the benefits of therapeutic yoga, but for whom working on the ground is inaccessible. Join Joanne for this 4-week series to increase stability and mobility, improve balance and enhance your mind-body connection. The class will include sitting and standing movements, as well as a mindfulness component.

Date: Wednesdays, April 17–May 8
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $$90.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Friday Night iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is a relaxation practice which allows participants to lie down and rest deeply through guided meditation based on teachings from the yoga tradition and current research. It can be used to develop an inner resource to help navigate and transform negative emotions and thought patterns, calm the nervous system, and foster a deep capacity to meet life as it presents itself. iRest Yoga Nidra is especially effective in reducing stress, chronic pain, sleep issues, anxiety, and the effects of trauma and PTSD.

Please bring a large blanket and an eye pillow (also available to purchase at the studio).

Date: April 26, May 24, June 21
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $$25.00 + HST per class

Spring 2019 Session

Yoga for Chronic Stress & Anxiety 4-Week Series

For those living with chronic stress and anxiety, yoga has been shown to be an effective adjunct to other prescribed therapies, and invites ‘embodiment’ or feeling the body, which helps to redirect our attention towards body sensations and away from narrative loops that can hijack our mind and elicit uncomfortable physical symptoms. This 4-week series will introduce gentle movement, restorative poses, mindfulness practices, and iRest Yoga Nidra to relieve tension, calm the nervous system and promote emotional balance. Learn practical skills you can incorporate into your daily life ‘little and often’ to quell worry and nourish peace of mind.

Date: Thursdays, May 2–23
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $$120.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Therapeutic Movement for Your Neck & Shoulders

Our shoulders are the most complex joints in our bodies, with the largest range of movement, and accordingly, they are the most susceptible to injury. Our tendency to hold tension in our neck and shoulders, and time spent with computers and devices can further aggravate this vulnerable area. Chronic neck & shoulder pain can lead to headaches, wrist pain, postural issues and even hip discomfort. Join Joanne, a certified yoga therapist, to explore the anatomy and physiology of your neck and shoulders, and learn simple movements to reduce pain and tension, and improve stability and mobility.

Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $$75.00 + HST

Spring 2019 Session

Moving Mindfully with Dance

Join Megan English, choreographer and performance artist, for an evening of play and exploration through dance. Rediscover the impulse to move and listen a little deeper to the body’s cues while contacting the present moment.

No previous dance experience is required, only the curiosity to explore creativity and embodiment with simple choreography and expressive qualities of free, authentic movement.

Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Teacher: Megan English
Fee: $$30.00 + HST

 

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