WORKSHOPS AND COURSES
Please sign up + reserve your spot today! Contact the studio with Questions.
January Yoga Challenge
Join me for a 2.5 hr backbend workshop. We will be looking at techniques on how to safely extend and bend our spine. Techniques we will be using are rooted in Traditional Hatha and Forrest Yoga methods. This workshop is set up as a 2.5hr backbending practice where we will be breaking down the backbends and backbending drills between sequences to ensure that the body is warm and open. Full participation throughout the duration is expected.
All levels are welcome. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced student there will be something to take away. I highly encourage those that have fear around backbending to come out and give it a try.
See you on your mats!
Do you ever feel too calculated about your diet? Or too rigid? Too guilty? Too unsure? Too out of control? Too bad? Has eating gotten a bit more complicated these days? Overthinking it is often part of the problem, and it’s easy to forget that our bodies are the ultimate authority on what and how we should be eating, since it’s our bodies we are trying to feed. In a world of peripherals, trackers, infographics, and experts everywhere, we can get disconnected from our instincts and even lose our way. Intuitive Eating is an approach that brings us back to first principles, taking us out of our heads and into our bodies. It redirects our attention and shifts our intention from following advice to practicing self-care. From restriction to satisfaction. From chaos to confidence and poise with food. Come and start the journey.WEEK ONE: RECONNECTING TO BODY CUES
WEEK TWO: MINDSET AND EMOTIONAL EATING
WEEK THREE: BODY IMAGE & MOTIVATION
New Year Prosperity Meditation
CONNECTIONS 2 Day Intensive by Brene Brown
Facilitated by Blair Wilson, M.S.W.,Registered Social Worker
February 2020: Saturday 1st + Sunday 2nd
Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness, insecurity, or emotional isolation? Do you want to develop deeper and more authentic connections with others? Does a desire to develop a more compassionate and lovely approaching toward yourself resonate with you?
If so, please consider participating in the CONNECTIONS Curriculum, is a psychoeductional group designed by Dr. Brene Brown to help build resilience in the face of shame and perfectionism. CONNECTIONS is an experiential, guided discovery program that helps participants develop a capacity to face vulnerability with confidence and self-compassion.
The fee for registration will be $480.00 if submitted by January 15th, 2020. No late registrations will be accepted. An EARLY BIRD registration fee of $395.00 will be offered to those who register by December 15th, 2019.
The program will be facilitated by Blair Wilson, M.S.W., Registered Social Worker. Blair is passionate about resilience, and has extensive experience facilitating groups designed to cultivate and grow personal resilience.
Family Yoga Flow
$48.00 +hst for all three dates: Price includes 1 adult + 1 child
Contact us if you’d like to flow with more than 2 children!
This 3-week series gives families an opportunity to practice yoga together! Get on your mats & spend quality time moving & breathing together while developing and nurturing healthy habits and mindful practices that benefit adults and children, alike. Each class will begin with a gentle yoga flow appropriate for all ages, set to a fun & chill playlist, and will finish with a guided meditation while you and your little one lie in savasana, complete with aromatherapy. Kids LOVE the lavender cloths!
Join Justine Sanderson and Jay Robinson for this 90 minute Sound Bath featuring Didgeridoo, Sitar, Gongs, Shruti Box and Crystal Singing Bowls. A gentle yet powerful experience for the mind and body. Each Didgeridoo Sitar Sound Bath is a one of a kind and inspiring opportunity for personal growth, reflection and calmness as your whole being is immersed in sound and bathed with vibrations.
When we surrender with acceptance and a true sense of openness to the tones and the present moment, sound has a very powerful affect on our consciousness. It can transform us and it can heal. It can bring balance, relaxation and a sense of wholeness to the body. The sound of the harmonic vibrations created by the Didgeridoo, Singing Bowls, Gongs and other sacred overtone-emitting instruments help to stimulate our alpha and theta brain waves. These waves are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states that are highly conducive to healing.
Didgeridoo Sitar Sound Baths begin with each person lying down or seated in a comfortable position. After a few moments of guided focus on the breath and group unifying sounds, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds and frequencies being introduced and resonated through many unique instruments and tones played with intention, love and compassion.
Kids Aerial Yoga Classes for Age 6-12
We’re offering these classes now EVERY Saturday and Sunday, so plan to get on your mat! Kids yoga classes are offered at the same time as the adult Bikram Yoga Classes! Child drop-off starts 15 minutes before and continues 15 minutes after class to give you time to get yourself ready. This allows you to do yoga while your children do yoga at the same time in their own separate class.
These classes run WEEKLY FOR AGES 6-12
Saturday from 10-11:30am
Sunday from 4:30-5:30pm
You must register for this class in advance online. No drop-ins.
48 hours notice is required for cancellations due to the limited amount of space in each class.
Only 7 hammocks + space for 7 kids.
A fun fusion of yoga postures done in circus silks, called yoga hammocks. The beautiful silks hang low to the ground in a hammock style so there is easy access to the floor. The fabric acts as a safe prop to assist the body in opening and relaxing while your weight is completely supported by the fabric in a zero-gravity situation. The fabric can be opened wide to lie inside or bunched together to sit, stand or support in stretching. Classes vary from active to more relaxed. There are numerous zero-gravity benefits including decompression, improved circulation, skeletal and nervous system health as well as joint mobility. Plus kids LOVE playing in the silks!
Please register online here or call the studio: 905.522.9644
Kids Creativity + Movement Summer Camps!
Cost is $225 for the week
Space is limited to small group 12 kids, for max attention with each child!
9am-12 Movement: Aerial Yoga, Yoga, Park Visits, Games etc!
1-4pm Creativity: Lots of art + mindfulness based creativity activities!
COST: per child for the week
AERIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training!!!
This is an intensive 2-day training. It will be fast paced and physical. You will learn: beginner level aerial techniques including, hip openers, deep stretches, forward and back inversions, strength & conditioning, cardiovascular exercises, heart openers, back bends and stretches, deep relaxation techniques opening warm-up sequences on the Zero-Gravity Aerial Yoga Hammock. You will learn how to sequence a class that progresses into tricks & flips. Learn safe and effective spotting techniques, how to evaluate and what to watch for with clients of varying abilities. Progressions into Inversions and the cooling and calming benefits of restorative postures.
Course includes: Full color manual and Certification
DATES: TBD. Please contact with interest and we will run the course when we have a group.
Daily Schedule: Saturday 10:30am – 6:30pm Sunday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Cost: $400 plus HST | Requires $250 deposit to reserve your spot + the remainder on Day 1
VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
200hr Teacher Training and Personal Development Program w/ Chris En
Dates: Jan 11-12 | Jan 18-19 | Feb 29-Mar 1 | Mar 21-22 | April 4-5 | Apr 18-19 | Apr 25-26 | June 6-7 | June 13-14
Chris is a movement educator. Curiosity is what brought Chris into his first yoga class. That curiosity marked the beginning of an ongoing journey and passion for the practice of yoga and a profound desire to deepen that relationship. Chris is currently studying the Ashtanga Yoga method. With persistence, mindfulness and dedication, one’s yoga practice can only strengthen and grow deeper. In 2015, Chris embarked on two separate trip to Mysore, India to study with R.Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Rangaswamy at KPJAYI (Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute), the source of Ashtanga yoga. In 2018, Chris completed his fourth trip studying at the Shala with Paramaguru Sharath Jois.
Chris is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) under Dr. Andreo Spina and continues to work with Head FRC & Kinstretch Master Instructor, Dana John Heimbecker. In 2018, Chris completed the Kinstretch Instructor training in the Functional Range Systems under Dewey Neilson and is currently completing the certification. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus performer and coach, Nicolas Montes de Oca and handbalance legend, Yury Bozyan. Chris is also a second degree Reiki practitioner.
In 2017, Chris began his studies in contemporary Pilates (Mat & Reformer) with esteemed Pilates educator; Leslie Parker of Mindful Movement Centre and also completed the Yoga Tune Up Level 1 Teacher Training created by Jill Miller. To date, Chris has completed 14 trainings and continues his studies daily in yoga, Pilates, Biomechanics and physiology.
To Chris, yoga is not something to “excel” at but rather about cultivating contentment, compassion, mindfulness, self acceptance and bringing awareness into the body. Yoga has transformed his life on and off the mat. As a teacher, he aspires to help others find a santosha (contentment) and a deeper connection to themselves.