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  • Yoga & Psychology: Yoga Therapy Intensive

    With Robin (Prem) Campbell
    Friday, January 27 1-5pm
    Saturday & Sunday January 28-29 8am-5pm

    Yoga is a transformative practice that shifts the way we think, feel, and relate to ourselves and others.

    Thrive, not just survive! This integrative approach to body / mind / spirit healing helps people who may feel stuck in life, or overwhelmed, lacking meaning or purpose, dealing with past hurts and traumas, or simply wanting to live to their fullest potential. With the approach to healing being the unfolding of wholeness and shifting to the expansive authentic self, we’ll explore yoga philosophy and practice through the lens of understanding western psychology and neuroscience; both of which inform personal transformation. 

    This 25 hour training will explore:

    • Integrating the fields of yoga philosophy, western psychology and neuroscience into practice 
    • Bringing the direct application of yoga psychology to life 
    • Refining therapeutic communication skills to include full-bodied presence and reflecting skills
    • Using the teachings of Patanjali’s yoga sutras, pranayama, mindfulness-based asana and applied mindfulness for transformation 
    • Experiential activities and yoga practices that will shift how you do yoga!

    This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It is also an elective for the Prana 300 hour training.

    Cost: $430+GST

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  • Restorative Yoga Intensive Training

    With Andrea Peloso
    Dates:
    Thursday, March 2 – Sunday, March 5, 2017
    Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
    Friday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

    This 32 hour Restorative Training is a rich exploration to inform the personal practice and teaching skills of each student.  Students will learn the joys of restorative yoga through first-hand experience of the postures, and will also learn hands on experience in how to teach students of all levels.  Also, students will learn the Ayurvedic, physiological, emotional, and biomechanical elements of each pose.

    An extensive repertoire of postures will be passed on to students with the detail necessary to bring depth and life changing benefits to students.  How to set up the postures in detail, as well as modify for a class with less props will be explored.  This will be a supportive environment that supports the growth and healing of each student.  Experience is the best teacher.

    Andrea has been teaching yoga since 2002. Her teaching has brought her across Canada, as well as the US and Japan. She has over 1500 hours of training and 560 hours of study with Judith Lasater whom she assists with trainings across North America. She teaches at the Yoga Conference in Toronto. You can learn more about Andrea from her website.

    “Andrea Peloso is a dedicated teacher who I trust to offer excellent instruction.  She cares deeply for yoga students and the practice of yoga.”
                    
    -Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and author of 8 books.

    This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It is also an elective for the Prana 300 hour training.

    Cost:
    $685 + GST (Earlybird Price of $649+GST until January 31, 2017)

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  • The Yoga of Sound: Chakras & Mantras

    with April Cantafio

    February 10-12, 2017
    Friday-Saturday 8-3:15 Sunday 10:15am-5pm

    In this module, we will explore the intricate connection between chakras, nadis, sound and yogic philosophy. We will also work with mantra, learning more about the history of mantra, and how sounds affect our bodies at a vibrational level.

    What you can expect from this module:

    • A deeper understanding of mantra, the history of mantra, and the purpose behind it
    • An exploration of Sanskrit and how it works on the chakra system
    • Knowledge & practice of yogic cleansing techniques for clarity and longevity
    • Learn multiple mantras and how to lead them
    • Gain significant insight into each of the 7 chakras
    • Learn how nadis, chakras and mantra all work together

    This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It is also a core module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. This module is open to all teachers, and can also be audited by committed students.

    Cost: $375+GST 

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  • Yoga BellyDance Fusion

    with Saskia
    FREE CLASS Sunday Jan. 29th 5:15-6:45 pm   

    Get flexible & fit with a yoga inspired warm up followed by dynamic belly dance drills and sensational sequencing. This class is a fusion of modern and classical styles of belly dance, including Arabic and Tribal infused with elements of Hip hop and jazz. Each session will build a fully choreographed piece with a performance opportunity in late Spring. Be prepared to sweat, smile and shake it with class! All levels. Hip scarf optional, no yoga mat needed.

    10 WEEK SESSIONS $169 +gst:
     
    Session 1: Feb. 5 – April 9 / Sundays 5:15-6:45            
    Session 2: April 23 – June 25 / Sundays 5:15-6:45 

    Saskia is a visual arts consultant by day, who also happens to be a fusion belly dance performer by night. She is known for her fierce-some double sword performances, out of the box Modern Fusion choreography as well as her Luna Improvisational Tribal Style dance format. Saskia is the artistic director of Luna Dance Fusion, a beautiful brilliant dance troupe, and the producer of the annual Vaudevillian themed GlitterBall events. She has been teaching some of the most mind and body bending, creative Tribal Fusion dance classes in Edmonton since 2005 and always strives to infuse classes with humour, supportive environment and a saucy edge.

     
     
     
     
  • Register now for new Winter Sessions!

    winter_sessions-1Commit to your well-being

    Registration is now available for
    8 week January/February specialty class sessions:

    Hatha Beginner Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga, Kids Yoga, Teen Yoga & Healing Breath Therapy & more!

    Prefer to drop in? We have more classes than ever to choose from! 

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  • Community Meditation Class

    with Jane Marshall
    Fridays 7:30-8:15 pm by donation

    Calm your mind in a serene setting with expert guidance. Learn new ways to focus your mind and drop in to your heart, while relaxing & reconnecting to your body.

    The class is by donation, all proceeds go to The Compassion Project in Nepal, an organization that Jane is actively involved in from her visits to Nepal.

     

  • Navigating the Waters of Grief and Loss

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    With Jeanette Ward & Amanda Whiting

    Saturday January 7, 21, February 4
    1:30-3:30 each day

    Cost: $99+GST

    This 3 part series will aid in the processing of grief and loss. Whether it’s the loss of a spouse, parent(s), friend, child, baby, pet, job or something you are attached to has left, grief is present. Learn how to navigate this uniquely personal process with yoga postures, meditation, breathing techniques, and more. All are welcome in this non judgemental, interactive series.

    Please register early as space is limited!

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  • Sun Salutation Posture Clinic

    with Cole Williston
    Saturday, January 28 2:30-5pm
    Cost: $40+GST

    I want to show you the details of how the postures within the Sun Salutation can be modified to the individual so that we can develop healthy habits create deeper understanding of how the body could flow. The Sun Salutation is the root of the flow styles that you see in the west today.

    Don’t worry I won’t make you do Sun Salutations the whole time 😉 but I will teach you how with move with mindfulness, breath and rhythm. The movement within the postures becomes the meditation. All that means is that afterwards, you’ll feel yourself again.

    Class Type: Beginner-Intermediate Hatha Flow

     

     

     

     

  • Thai Massage 101

    copy-of-navigating-the-waters-of-grief-and-lossNovember 2- 5, 2017
    with Shai Plonski

    The gift of compassionate touch is empowering, incredible, and available to everyone ready to discover it. No prior massage experience necessary.

    Thai Massage is an ancient and timeless therapeutic approach which combines yoga with an extensive range of touch techniques using your whole body to help give. It is amazingly effective in promoting deep relaxation, easing all manner of aches & pains, improving circulation, boosting the immune system, and balancing the body energetically, thus facilitating mind-body integration. TM incorporates an integrative form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient, enhancing one’s sense of alignment, vitality and health.

    This workshop will show you how to tap into your own innate abilities to give a sensational massage. In this 4-day course, you will learn a complete 90-minute massage, focusing on:

    • Safe and effective massage for shoulders, head, back, hands, legs, abdomen, and feet;
    • The secrets of developing outstanding and intuitive touch as it applies to Thai Massage;
    • Assisted yoga postures;
    • Loving touch; and
    • How to get started on a successful career giving Thai Massage

    Perfect for people without any bodywork experience, this training is also invaluable as continuing education for yoga teachers and massage practitioners. Yoga teachers will be able to bring immediate enhancements into how they teach and provide adjustments in their yoga classes.

    The gift of compassionate touch is empowering, incredible, and available to everyone ready to discover it.

    This is the first class in our Professional Training Program. Complete two classes and a series of practice massages in order to qualify for Primary Certification. Still Light Centre is accredited with NCBTMB

     Required reading:

    • Thai Massage: Unlocking the Secrets of Universal Touch by Shai Plonski (available at Prana Yoga Studio!)

    For more details please visit www.stillightcentre.com 

    About Shai:

    Over the past fifteen years Shai has taught Thai Massage at some of the largest yoga centers in the world including the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. He has authored or co-authored 14 manuals and books on the practice of Thai Massage, trained over 2500 practitioners and 100 teachers in this healing art. As the founder of the Still Light Centre he brings a passionate and calm approach to his teaching that can bring out the Thai master in anyone. He believes that compassionate touch is our birthright.

     

     

     

  • Thai Massage Workshops

     Thai Massage: Yoga Therapy for Everyone

    Friday, March 10 6:30-9:00pm
    You will learn how to deliver a 20-minute massage focusing on

    • Therapeutic Massage for the back
    • Additional techniques for the feet and legs

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    Saturday, March 11 1:30-4pm
    You will learn a 20-minute massage focusing on

    • A massage with your client lying on her side
    • Neck, Head & Shoulder Massage

    $45+GST each

    When you give a great massage you feel more alive, aware, and joyous. The well-being of your loved ones, friends, and community can be permanently uplifted by your choice to share compassionate touch—it is literally one of the best things you can do.

    Thai Massage is an accessible form of assisted hatha yoga, combining meditation, yoga, and compassion. You dosingle-leg-lift-leg-off-shouldern’t have to be an expert in order to produce outstanding results. This workshop will show you how to tap into your own innate abilities to give a sensational massage.

    Perfect for people without any bodywork experience, this training is also invaluable as continuing education for yoga teachers and massage practitioners. The gift of compassionate touch is empowering, incredible, and available to everyone ready to discover it.

     

     

     

    Yoga Asanas & Thai Massage: Skilled & therapeutic adjustments

    Saturday, March 11 4:30-7:30pm

    $45+GST

    Compassionate touch enhances the sense of well-being and connectedness that yoga offers. By fusing yoga asana with Thai yoga massage we deepen relaxation, restoration, rejuvenation and our connection to all. This class will equip you with knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, compassionate touch in your vinyasa and hatha classes. With our practical approach to learning, you will get first-hand experience of the incredible benefits that Thai yoga massage brings to yoga.

    In this 3 hour course you will learn how to incorporate Thai Massage into both vinyasa and hatha yoga classes, focusing on:

    • A range of asanas that can be modified with Thai Yoga Massage
    • The secrets of universal touch for safe and incredible use to modify the massage for any student
    • The 4 pillars of Thai Yoga Massage for optimal body teacher safety and effective application of the massage

    Designed with teachers in mind and open to all who want to experience the magical union of yoga and massage.

     

     

     

     

    About Shai:

    shai-3Over the past fifteen years Shai has taught Thai Massage at some of the largest yoga centers in the world including the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. He has authored or co-authored 14 manuals and books on the practice of Thai Massage, trained over 2500 practitioners and 100 teachers in this healing art. As the founder of the Still Light Centre he brings a passionate and calm approach to his teaching that can bring out the Thai master in anyone. He believes that compassionate touch is our birthright.

     

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