Category Archives: Workshops

Compassion, Presence and Resilience – The CPR of Meditation with Allison Ulan

6 Sunday afternoons, November 6th to December 11th, 2016 ~ 3:30 – 5 pm

The way we are with ourselves is the way we are with others.  Through meditation and emotional resilience exercises, we can cultivate a mind that recognizes and skillfully works with the life we have.  This is the essential life affirming tools of vipassana meditation.  In this 6 week course, join Allison  every week in this experiential learning and practice program that includes:

~ Meditation practices including mindfulness, kindness, self-compassion, equanimity and appreciative joy,

~ Reflective journaling exercises,

~ Lectures on the various heart qualities essential for CPR Mind/Heart Training,

~ Interactive themed weekly discussions,

~ Instruction in short practices applicable for use in the workplace,

~ Cultivation of a daily meditation practice and,

~ Homework practices on mindfulness and compassion.

Fee: 6 weeks $120 plus taxes or one session $25 plus taxes


Explore your Inner Light: Yoga and Art Workshop with Ondine

with Artist and Yoga teacher Ondine Guralnick

Explore Your Inner Light – Saturday, November 26th, 2016 ~ 2:30 – 4:45 pm

Discover and liberate your creativity through this unique workshop where Art and Yoga are intertwined. Ondine will guide you through an all-levels Yoga Vinyasa flow then seamlessly lead you into a fun and creative art making experience through drawing, painting or collage.


Ondine is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher with more than 300 hours of training and 20 years of practice. She is also an artist and art teacher (BFA, York University) who, grateful for the inner peace that art and Yoga have given her, and being one with the process of creating and practicing, is thrilled to share the beauty of truly being in the moment. Ondine’s classes focus on breathing, stretching and really opening up the body, creating flexibility, confidence and body awareness. As a teacher she weaves all her Yoga experiences together, with thoughtful sequencing, alignment cues and communicating the essence of the pose so her students can become truly alive in their practice. Most of all she aims to have you leaving calm, refreshed and centered.

Ondine has been fortunate to learn from many wonderful master teachers from all over the world. First receiving her 200 hour Hatha Teachers training certification from Asthanga Yoga Montreal. Studying with Hatha with Guru Rodney Yee, Vinyasa Flow with Colleen Saidman Yee, Sean Corn, Elana Brower, Tara Styles, Iyengar with Patrica Walden, Noah Maze, Kevin Gardner, Carole Baillangeon, Ashtanga with Richard Freeman, Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Anatomy with Leslie Kaufman, and Philosophy with Bill Mahoney.

Fees for workshop and art materials: $40 plus taxes if paid by November 15th, 2016 and $45 plus taxes if paid after November 15th, 2016

The Sun and The Moon – Discovering Headstands and Shoulderstands with Julien Gagnon

Saturday, November 5th ~ 2:30 – 5:30 pm

This workshop entirely dedicated to the two big postures in the world of the yoga: Sirsasana (headstand) and Sarvangasana (shoulderstand). We will have a  chance to explore how to skilfully approach them and to understand what is required to execute them with ease. The workshop will be progressively sequenced to  teach the anatomy for these inversions.  Many variations will be presented for everyone’s ability level. Through all of these exercises, the essential work of articulating the back, the scapular belt (shoulders) and neck will be practiced.

If the posture on the head is called ” King of all the postures ” and well than the posture on the shoulders is the Queen! These two postures are inseparable and complimentary due to their shared techniques and affects on the nervous system.

Come to explore them and benefit from their affects.

Fees:  $40 in advance and $45 on the day

Take Your Practice to the Next Level – Morning Mysore Style Weeklong Practice with Terri-McCollum and Jamie Lee

Enjoy another week of great yoga with 2 dedicated yogis, Terri McCollum and Jamie Lee.

October 31st to November 5th, 2016 – 6:30 – 8:30 am ~ Monday through Saturday.

Practice, Learn and Evolve.
This weeklong intensive is designed to ease you into advanced aspects of the Ashtanga practice. We will explore self-practice (Mysore) and how to build a practice you can take home with you.

In a Mysore style class, the student is taught a sequence of postures through one-on-one instruction. The correct movements, breathing, and other aspects of the practice are learned gradually, in a step-by-step process accessible to anyone. This method allows each student time to practice and memorize what they have learned before adding more. Students are able to practice independently and at their own pace while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of other students in the room. There will be some sections of led practice and discussion about how to incorporate pranayama and meditation to the postural practice.


Fees for the full workshop – 6 days (12 hours):

members of AYM: 75$ + taxes
non members : 90$ + taxes

Drop-in rates for one session:
members of AYM: 15$ + taxes
non members : 18$ + taxes


Terri McCollum has been practicing yoga since she was 19. “Ever since I can remember I have been interested in different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. I believe this is what led me to meditation and the practice of yoga asana in my adolescence. Always active, asana was a great compliment to my other physical activities, and meditation a tool for calming and focusing my busy mind.  At 19, I took my first trip to India to study more deeply and intensely the practice and philosophy of yoga.That trip took me to Ashrams in Southern India.  I developed a keen desire to know more about the history, language and culture surrounding yoga.” This led Terri to complete studies in Asian religion and South Asia. Terri has completed certification through many programs but her  experiences in India had the most profound impression on her practice and teaching style.

Jamie Lee has been studying and practicing in the health industry for over 15 years, starting in endurance sports of triathlon and ironman, and then moving onto a more holistic approach to health and wellness through the practice of yoga. His passion and commitment to inner transformation through yoga has helped countless students heal injuries, reduce pain, improve personal healing and grow on many levels. His body became the vehicle to explore the principles of yoga, sacred geometry, science and metaphysics; eventually gaining a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. The hidden world of occult knowledge, ancient esoteric philosophy, yoga and the mysterious parables of life have become the gateway for his transformation and evolution as a human.