Category Archives: Workshops

Therapeutic Yoga Series with Tony Eng

Friday Night Workshop series ~ March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 pm
In this 4 week series, you will explore and discover different ways to heal your body through yoga from a therapeutic perspective.  Each week, we will look at the body from a different point of view to bring the body back to alignment and balance.
Some topics will include myo-fascia, postural issues, nervous system, nerves, and organs that may create dysfunctions within the body.
Incorporating yoga, meditation, breathing and self-help bodywork techniques, this workshop will take your understanding of your own body to a deeper level.
Fees: $120 plus tax for all four sessions

New to Yoga! We have courses for you. Yoga for Beginners Spring 2017

Over eight sessions, learn the fundamentals of yoga to help you become more physically fit, mentally calm and energetic. Just give us a call at 514-875-9642 to register and reserve your spot in the next sessions.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING YOGA ON A REGULAR BASIS ARE:

~ lowers blood pressure,
~ helps with weight loss or weight management through relaxation,
~ lowers stress levels through positive psychology and emotional regulation,
~ improves posture which repairs or prevents repetitive strain injuries,
~ and promotes a resilient immune system.

SPRING SESSIONS IN 2017
THURSDAYS, MARCH 23rd to MAY 11th ~ 6:15 – 7:45 pm with Pierre-Vincent Breault
SUNDAYS, MARCH 26th to MAY 21st ~ 1:30 – 3 pm with Elyse Stewart (No class on Easter Sunday April 16th.)
TUESDAYS, MARCH 21st to MAY 9th ~ 6 – 7:30 pm with Elyse Stewart

Fee: $100 plus taxes (Fee includes a yoga mat for each class. )

Cultivating a Heart that Embraces the World – Meditation Basics and More with Allison Ulan

Meditation Basics and the 4 Brahamaviharas
6 Sundays from 2:30 – 4:15 pm ~ March 26th to May 14th, 2017

(No classes on April 16th and April 30th.)

Have you wanted to work with your emotional states instead of struggling with them? Do you want to know how to deal with your stress skillfully? Have you wanted to be more focused in your daily tasks? If you answered yes to these questions, then mindfulness (vipassana) meditation and the brahma viharas are for you.

Meditation, at it’s essence, is learning to recognize the nature with our minds. When practiced with patience, we learn how to use our mind and senses with skill.  As we develop our meditation “muscles” we live with more compassion & joy with ourselves and with the world at large.

Through this six session course with Allison Ulan, we will review the basics of mediation and then study in-depthly the 4 Brahmaviharas – the traditional meditation practices to develop emotional resilience and maturity. These meditations cultivate tranquility, open our understanding to the transitory nature of emotions and nurture a mind/heart that works skillfully with the life as it is.

The course program will include:

~ Meditation practices of the Brahmaviharas which are kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

~ Study of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path,

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

~ Interactive themes played with in weekly discussions,

~ Cultivation of a daily mindful meditation practice and calm abiding practices,

~ learn techniques to understand and disarm stress,

~ and Mindful communication approaches.

Investment: $80 plus taxes for the six session course or one session drop in rate is $16 plus taxes

One work study position is available for people needing financial assistance to this course. Contact Allison at allisonulan@yahoo.ca to apply for the position.

The Spine – Understanding it’s Vitality with Julien Gagnon

Saturday, April 1st 2017 ~ 2:30 – 5:30 pm

This workshop will be both educational and experiential in exploring the importance of spinal awareness and alignment with Julien. We know that the spine is a part of the core of our body. But did you realize that its dynamics are central in our approach to movement and traditionally central in our yoga practices? Plus, do our postural habits take advantage of its strength or do our habits harm our spine and health? How can we respect the vitality of our spinal column which is crucial for our well-being?

The vertebral column will be at the heart of our learning. In the first part of the workshop, the anatomical and biomechanical tracks of movement of the rachis will be presented. In the second part, we will explore the movements which promote mobility and strength in the spine to support a healthy life.

This workshop is opened to people who are interested in a healthy practice for the spine. Plus, this workshop is a great opportunity for yoga professionals to learn effective techniques for spinal health and function.

Investment: $40 plus taxes pre-registered fee  / $45 plus taxes payment on the day

The Big Spring Cleanse: Ayurveda and Yoga for Spring Vitality

Saturday April 8th, 2017 ~ 2 – 5 pm

Come discover the ins and outs of an Ayurveda (The Indian Medicinal Science) and Yoga to balance and revitalize your health with Allison Ulan.  Learn clear logical routines and techniques to help our bodies to reboot after winter.

Are you finding your energy is down, your joints of aching, your digestion is slow or you are catching every bug that is going around? These are signs you need an ayurvedic detox cleanse to clean out your digestive tract and kick start your gastric fire. In this workshop you will learn treatments to raise your immunity function, increase digestive function, increase your energy levels, and balance your nervous system. Plus half the session will be devoted to the kriyas (breathing exercises) and asana (posture) techniques of yoga to support your spring transition.

In the workshop, participants will learn the basics of Ayurveda, a Spring yoga exercise routine, breathing techniques (kriyas) and food choices to balance in time of transition.  The workshop will start with a 90 minute yoga routine of twists, supported backbends and breathing techniques to help promote balance in the liver and spleen. Then we will learn the essentials of Ayurveda for the rest of the session.  Juices, teas, foods, and herbs will be available and sampled throughout the session.

By the end of this workshop, each person will understand:

  1.  how seasonal changes affect our body functions,
  2. Ayurvedic body constitutions, which one their embody, and guidelines for that constitution,
  3. which foods and herbs help to balance our constitution,
  4. how to do a simple Spring Juice Cleanse at home to support our optimal health.
    Fees: Pre-registration required for this workshop. $50 plus taxes in advance / $60 plus taxes on the day