Category Archives: Workshops

Cranio Sacral and Restorative Yoga with Tony Eng

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)

September Meditation Workshop with Champa

Join Champa for a month-long meditation workshop on Tuesdays from 7:45pm – 9 pm, from September 5th to September 26th. 

During this workshop, you will explore the four qualities that establish the path to Mindfulness, “free from desires and discontent with regards to the world”, based on Joseph Goldstein’s book, Mindfulness. This book explains the satipatthana Sutta (written by the Buddha’s teachings).

Schedule

  • September 5: Developing mind-ardency, a balanced and sustainable application of effort in your meditation practice
  • September 12: Exploring clarity during daily activities and meditation by looking at what it means to “be present”
  • September 19: Sati (mindfulness and awareness of the present moment)  and balancing the Five Spiritual Faculties: Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration and Wisdom
  • September 26: Exploring Samadhi (Concentration) by non-harming and cultivating strength in our awareness

Classes are open to all levels of practice. They will include 30 minutes of meditation practice (both sitting and walking). 

Cost: Suggested donation of $10

GAGA/People Class with James Viveiros

Saturday September 30th from 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Cost: $16 plus tax

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.

Injury Care and Prevention with Michael Bridge-Dickson

Sundays from September 10 – October 1, 3pm – 5pm 

Like anyone with a physical practice, yoga practitioners may need to manage injuries during the course of their practice — sometimes these injuries are caused by unhealthy mechanics within the practice, but are also often caused off the mat, and the practice may need to be adapted in order to manage those injuries.

Ideally, a well-structured practice will create the resilience and stability that helps prevent injuries both on and off the mat. Naturally, though, we often don’t consider how our practice may be contributing to potential injury until after they occur.

In this series, we will look at how to structure practices which build that resilience and what aspects may potentially contribute to injury, as well as how to care for particular injuries once they have happened.

 

September 10: Knees & Hips
September 17: Hamstrings
September 24: Lower back
October 1: Neck & Shoulders

 

Cost: $100 for all four session or $30 per drop-in

 

Register here for all four sessions —– $100.00 plus tax ($114.98)

Yoga for beginners

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.


Fall 2017 Sessions:

  1. Tuesdays from September 12th to October 31st from 6:15pm – 7:30pm with Pierre-Vincent
  2. Sundays from September 17th to November 12th from 1:30pm – 2:45pm with Elyse
  3. Thursdays from September 21st to November 9th from 6:15pm – 7:30pm with Pierre-Vincent


Cost : 100 $ + tax