- Register now for fall specialty classes!
Hatha Beginner yoga, Therapeutic yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga, Kids Yoga, Teen Yoga and Healing Breath Therapy are all available for registration for 7 week September/October sessions.
Please note: fall is a busy time at the studio, early registration is recommended.
- the yin within
Saturday September 17
$40 + gst
Prepare your body for the transition from summer into fall with this meditative yin experience.
Join Amanda for a deep exploration of Yin Yoga. During this workshop you will learn how yin postures affect your connective tissues, why that is of benefit to your body, and how mindfulness enhances the process.
The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that put appropriate stress on connective tissue) helps bring balance to physical and mental health. Holding postures and focusing inward brings about a meditative state and enhances the connection between mind and body. Yin is a vital complimentary practice for anyone seeking greater balance in their lives. It increases range of motion, prevents contracture and degeneration, and increases hydration within the joints.
Adding a mindfulness practice offers tools for meditation, and a deeper awareness of thought.
Be prepared to explore yin postures and sink deep into mindfulness meditation.
- healing breath therapy
Sunday, September 18
$35 + gst
For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth. ~Sanskrit Proverb
Healing Breath Therapy is a healing system based on the natural intelligence of the body. This therapy utilizes the power of the breath to heal and balance the mind and body combining techniques of yogic breathing and shamanic breathing. Breath is the most powerful source of life force energy (prana) which can heal the body, open blockages, reveal patterns or addictions, assist in the releasing of past trauma or abuse and accelerate spiritual growth.
“This powerful therapy is safely and expertly guided, each session offers a new experience in healing, self exploration and growth.” D.N.
- 300 hour YTT for 500 hour certification
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training for 500 certification. Beginning fall of 2016!
Are you a 200 hour trained yoga teacher?
Are you interested in deepening your practice and taking your teaching to the next level?
Are you drawn to moving through an in-depth YTT program with a committed group of like-minded individuals, growing and sharing together?
Dive into the true roots of traditional, holistic yoga and its timeless application for the evolving world. The course offers yoga teachers of all traditions a unique opportunity for professional development and profound personal growth.
This 300-hour certification course (which gives a graduate a total of 500-hours of training in combination with their previous YTT 200) is intended only for graduates of a Yoga Alliance recognized 200-hour teacher training program or equivalent.
Yoga teaching is an art that refines and evolves as we do. This is never static, but something that develops directly through our own authenticity and through immersion in yoga practice, philosophy and lifestyle. There are no set rules or structures, but a rich tradition to draw from in our explorations. Yoga teacher training is a huge support for this development.
- The Yogi Code & Yoga of Intention
The Yogi Code
Saturday, October 1 10:30am-12:30pm
$40 (or both workshops for $70)
Take your yoga off the mat and into your everyday life with practical guidance from the Yoga Sutras. The physical postures of yoga, yoga asana, is just one small part of the infinity of yoga and of all the greatness your yogic journey has to offer you. Discover the deeper essence of yoga and tips for living yoga as a lifestyle and path to Bliss in the body mind and spirit.
Enjoy a 30 minute talk to discover the 8 Limbs of Yoga as outlined in the Yoga Sutras, followed by an inspired yoga practice including meditation and breath work to apply all 8 Limbs of Yoga both on the mat and off the mat.
Yoga of Intention
Saturday, October 1 1:30-3:30pm
$40 (or both workshops for $70)
Enjoy self-reflection, simple journaling, and a deeply relaxing and therapeutic Yoga Nidra practice to declare, ignite and integrate your greatest desire and experience powerful change on your mat, in your life and in the world around you.
Create a life you love – yogi style! Reveal your unique truth and purpose, learn powerful techniques to declare your deepest heartfelt desires, and explore potent manifestation rituals and methods.
Bindi is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher offering yoga classes, workshops and retreats around the world and online. She spends most of her time in Bali where she is fully devoted to her own spiritual awakening, in constant study with her beloved teachers, spreading dharma and wisdom through yoga and living a life of love and service.
- Yin & Mindfulness Training Level 2
With Carly Forest
October 28-30th, 2016
Mindfulness and Yin Training (15 hours)
With over a decade of practice combining Yin yoga and mindfulness, Carly Forest offers a training that delves into the heart of the two arts, helping participants emerge with the capacity to weave them together in both personal and professional practice.
Designed with strong emphasis on theory and practice, this 15 hour training will ground participants in the foundations of mindfulness and facilitate a rich exploration of how it relates to emotional intelligence, science, and Yin yoga.
Through in-depth teachings and embodied practice, participants will experience ancient wisdom teachings translated into contemporary form, thereby deepening their own understanding and expanding what they can offer to others.
This training is one of deep immersion. Participants can expect extended practices infused with depth teachings, poetry, and reflective pause. A manual is provided for reference and participants are asked to bring their own journals.From the roots of mindfulness, to the spirit of Yin, this workshop promises to land in the heart.
This training is recommended for RYT’s who would like to deepen their knowledge of yin and mindfulness techniques. It is a level 2 course designed to be taken after an initial yin training.
Carly Forest has taught in and around Victoria BC for over a decade. She began her meditation training in 2002 and has sat numerous retreats since then, in both the Theravadin and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. She has studied Yin Yoga in depth with both Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers and has completed an 18 month Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock. She is an endorsed Insight Yoga teacher, after completing her training with the Insight Yoga Institute in California. Carly is a volunteer counsellor through the Esquimalt Neighborhood House and is currently undergoing training in medical qi gong. She offers deep gratitude and respect to her primary teachers Sarah Powers and Jennifer Welwood.
Carly’s style provides her students with a range of mindfulness-based philosophy woven through the asana practice. She teaches workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings locally and abroad.
Required Reading: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers (not included with registration cost)
Tuition and Registration
Tuition: $350 + GST Earlybird Pricing available until September 1, 2016; $375 + GST after earlybird.
- Kids Training Intensive – Preschoolers and Special Needs
You do not need to be a yoga instructor to take this training! However a love of children and a desire to help them become their best selves is required.
Learn how to teach the youngest yogis as well as those with emotional and mental challenges techniques to control impulsivity and self-regulate.
After attending this workshop you’ll know how to: · use music effectively in kids yoga classes · integrate early literacy skills into your yoga classes · adapt yoga poses to meet students’ needs and abilities · effectively use yoga as a complementary therapy for children with special needs · classroom management techniques that work
This experiential workshop will provide a foundation to promote the healthy development of the hearts, minds and bodies preschoolers as well as individuals diagnosed with: · Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) · Autism · Down syndrome · Mild Cerebral palsy · Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Understand the needs and challenges and explore creative, fun ways of engaging and supporting children with special needs in the practice of yoga.
This workshop counts toward your 95 hr RCYT training with Yoga In My School.
Resources included with the course:
Yoga for Children with Special Needs Manual · Yoga for Literacy Bibliography
Cost is $395 + GST
- Level 1 Kids Yoga Teacher Training Intensive
*You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this training!*
This weekend now counts towards a 95 hour Registers Children’s Yoga Teacher Designation with Yoga Alliance should you continue to work towards it with Donna!
Spend a weekend immersed in the world of kids yoga with this fun, interactive and inspiring workshop. Teaching Kids Yoga Level 1 is the Yoga In My School foundational kids yoga teacher training course, providing comprehensive education on how to effectively teach yoga to children 4-12 years of age. Includes experience teaching real children, practice teaching with your peers and learning directly from Yoga In My School founder Donna Freeman.
The workshop also includes a 2 hour FREE kids yoga class on Sunday afternoon 2-4:00 which provides participants with hands-on experience teaching yoga to kids. Max 12 kids ages 5-12.
The training curriculum includes:
- Intro to Kids Yoga: what is kids yoga, how it is differs from adult classes, joys and challenges of teaching kids yoga
- Understanding Yogic Philosophy (yamas and niyamas)
- Importance of a personal practice and assistance in developing one that fits your lifestyle
- Benefits of yoga for kids
- Research behind kids yoga
- Pranayama for kids with specific exercises to make breathing fun and engaging
- Key methodology to meet the every changing needs of each individual child
- Child growth and development: Preschool to Tween
- Differences between teaching boys and girls: what to be aware of and how to do this effectively
- Classroom Management: how to promote responsibility & learning
- Relaxation techniques that work quickly and effectively
- The power of affirmations
- Guidelines and steps to successful guided visualizations for kids
- How to create engaging kids yoga classes: keys and components of Lesson Planning
- How to use props in kids yoga class
- How to use music and children’s literature in kids yoga class
- 60 child friendly yoga poses
- 17 guided imagery texts
- 20 yoga games and activities
Cost is $395 + GST