Thursdays from 7:30pm – 8:45pm
« Mindfulness is not a tool, it’s a path » – Thich Nhat Hanh
Every evening will be divided between talks about the teachings, and practice. We will discover some of the main teachings, like the 4 noble truths, the eightfold path and the brahma viharas. We will then get a sense of what they mean through our own experience, practicing in many different ways. Some home-exercises will also be suggested as a way to foster and bring continuity to the practice. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Cost: By donation
Over eight sessions, learn the fundamentals of yoga to help you become more physically fit, mentally calm and energetic. Starting from the ground up, our teachers will guide you through breath work and alignment, as well as the entire Ashtanga Primary Series — the basics that you’ll need in order to take a Level 1 class.
Winter 2018 Sessions:
- Thursdays from January 11th to March 1st from 6pm – 7:15pm
- Tuesdays from January 16th to March 6th from 6pm – 7:15pm
- Sundays from January 21st to March 11th from 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Cost : 100 $ + tax
Saturday January 13th from 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM with Laura Toma
Saturday January 27th from 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM with James Viveiros
Cost: $16 plus taxes
Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today.
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with themselves and others.
Gaga has two tracks: Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers.
January 13th with Laura:
January 27th with James:
We are psyched to announce that we’ll be working with the LoveYourBrain Foundation from January 19th to February 23rd, on Fridays from 4:00-5:30.
LYB Yoga enables people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and those who support them (their caregivers) to participate in community-based gentle yoga and meditation classes tailored to their needs. Their unprecedented yoga program is designed based on the science of resilience. They believe that yoga and meditation can empower individuals to positively adapt to changes in their lives.
For more information about their program, visit http://www.loveyourbrain.com/lyb-yoga-quebec
Saturday January 20th 2018 from 2:30 to 5:30PM
This workshop will take you through a journey of the nervous system. We will blend the two worlds of total relaxation bliss. We will explore deeper understandings of the central nervous system and how we can reduce stress, anxiety and many other aliments that create imbalances in the body that may be triggered by past traumas.
Cranio Sacral Therapy is an osteopathic technique that focuses on harmonizing the central nervous system using subtle therapeutic touch. Along with restorative yoga postures, which also promote the body’s rest and restore state, this will increase the body’s innate ability to stimulate its self-healing powers.
Cost: $40 +tx in advance, $50 +tx day-of (pay using Paypal button below or by calling the studio at (514) 875-9642)