This workshop series will help you understand the connection of the myo-fascial lines throughout the body.
We will explore these lines in detail through yoga postures and alignment.
Myo-fascial lines are integral to the functional movement, coordination and stability of the body. By aligning the fascial lines, it will improve body awareness, balance and strength. It will also help you understand the causes of your injuries and limitations.
Friday June 9th and 16th & July 7th and 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $100 for all 4 classes ($30 for each individual class)
We meet almost every Tuesday night and Sunday afternoon to practice vipassana meditation through discussion, study, contemplation, humour, and of course sitting practice. The group has been meeting for 7 years. Allison Ulan of AYM facilitates this group. These sessions are an opportunity to be introduced to buddhist vipassana meditation in an accessible, relaxed, heartfelt and sincere approach. Somatic exercises, traditional meditation techniques and current neurological findings are offered to support refining our awareness. These techniques reduce stress, heighten concentration and promote emotional resilience for optimal living. Practitioners of all levels of experience are welcome to join in at anytime.
Meditation Sessions in Winter/Spring 2017
~ Tuesday evening sessions from 7:30 – 8:45 pm will run from January 3rd to April 25th.
~ Sunday afternoon sessions from 2:30 – 4 pm will run from January 15th to May 14th. (No Sunday meditation sessions on Sunday February 26th, April 16th or April 30th.)
A new session will be added from May 29th to June 18th, 2017.
Fees: On Tuesday nights : donation suggestion is $10 or pwyc. Sundays sessions are workshops and priced accordingly.
Bio: Allison Ulan compliments the tradition vipassana meditation practices with mindful sensory games and mindfulness-based dialogue practices to help meditators access clarity and ease in their practices. She has been studying Yoga and Meditation since 1989. Her main teachers have been Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Mary Dunn, Richard Freeman, Pema Chodron and the teachers of the IMS Retreat Center in Barre, Massachusetts. She hold certificates and advanced trainings from The Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India, The Kripalu Centre in Lenox, Massachusetts, Richard Freeman at The Yoga Workshop in Colorado, The Shree Ma Ayurvedic Centre in Ottawa, and Spirit Rock in Woodacres, California.
May 5, 12, 19 & June 2, 2017
Fridays 6 – 8 pm
This 4 session workshop is an opportunity to take a detailed look at the understanding/misunderstanding, alignment/misalignment, tips and modifications of Ashtanga’s Primary Series. The biomechanics of these postures will be studied and you will learn to adapt postures to your needs. The postural work will be practiced in a safe and beneficial way for your body.
1st week – surya namaskara a & b (sun salutations) and standing poses.
2nd week – seated postures: dandasana to supta kurmasana.
3rd week – seated posture: garba pindasana to setu bhandasana.
4th week – finishing series: urdhva danurasana (backward bends), sarvangasana (shoulderstand), sirsasana (headstand).
Fees: $100 plus taxes for the whole 4 session workshop or $30 plus taxes per session
Sunday mornings from 10 am to 11:20 am
~ May 28th, June 4th, June 11th and June 18th, 2017
Learn the transformative power of the seven factors of awakening in meditation. When these factors are balanced the benefit us by increasing our presence, sensitivity, and skill in daily life.
The course will cover the foundational practices of shamatha and vipassana meditation. Then each week, we will progressively explore the seven aspects which support these meditation forms. The seven factors are mindfulness, investigation of the dhammas, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity. Participants of all levels of meditation experience are welcome to this four session course.
Fee: By donation, suggested giving is $10 per session.
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 ~ 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Exploring Space Series
“The yoga is our relationship in and to space where asana is the search in the body for spaciousness and ease. Therefore, I introduce a series of workshops putting into practice this vision. We shall learn to observe, to feel, to support and to create the space in and with the body.” Julien Gagnon
We shall centre the practice on the postures that promote backbending. these postures promote physical balance because it is common for most of us to be siting and fleeing forward most of our daily lives. We shall also investigate twists: a family of postures very important for the health of the vertebral column as well as that of our organs. Plus, they will prepare us for the practice of the extensions. The postures towards the back and the twistings thus have in common their energizing and stimulating effects.
Come join Julien for this deep exploration.
Fee: $40 plus taxes in advance or $45 plus taxes on the day