10 days of speciality yoga classes and workshops at Essential Yoga Workshop - join the spring awakening!
All listings are in addition to regularly scheduled classes. Cost varies, ADVANCE REGISTRATION is strongly recommended as space is limited.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH: REOPENING SPRING PARTY
4:30 PM: FREE yoga practice in our fresh new upstairs studio. REGISTER ONLINE
5 - 8PM: Yoga, food, wine, sales, friends and community. Come together to celebrate, refresh, and practice with us!
SUNDAY APRIL 7TH
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: ANTAUR MAUNA
If you already know a bit about meditation, this is a fantastic practice to bring your mind along a little bit more. Antar Mauna is a Sanskrit term that means “inner silence.” It refers to a yogic meditation technique that involves transforming and controlling thought processes through self-awareness and mindfulness. By internalizing the senses through this form of meditation, the yogi observes the inner and underlying structure of the mind and thought processes.
MONDAY, APRIL 8
5:15 - 7:30 PM: CHAKRA HEALING & MEDITATION: PATHWAY TO SELF DISCOVERY | $29
This evening will be a discovery of Self through the energy centres of yoga called the Chakras. Learn to recognize the imbalance of the Chakras in ourselves through the roles we take on in life. Practice will help us to erase feelings of victimhood, martyrdom and just general paralysis about what to do next. Discussion about the psychology of the chakras, followed by a practice and then a long deep meditation designed to release the binds of imbalanced chakras.
8:45 - 9:45 PM: SOUND HEALING | $19
Join us for an evening of mellow flow yoga and sound meditation with the healing vibration of crystal singing bowls. These bowls are amazing for relaxation, letting go of the old, integrating the new and general expansion of consciousness and new possibilities. Our bodies are primed to receive the sound that crystal bowls make in our bodies because we are water and our bones have a crystalline structure that resonates with the structure of the bowls, echoing in sound and body.
Singing bowls will help you quiet your mind, relax and rejuvenate your body, soothe your nervous system, and entrain your energies to higher vibrational frequencies.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
6 - 8 PM: AM I DOING THIS RIGHT? MASTERING THE BASICS OF SUN SALUTATION | $18
Whether you're new to yoga or you've been on the mat for years, breaking down the poses into all of their minor elements can deepen your practice and improve your experience. We'll learn proper breath, where your limbs should go, how to "float" and more!
Many yoga classes will begin with a series of sun salutations (traditionally called suryanamaskar), which are a sequence of movements that serve to strengthen and lengthen most muscles in the body, while also helping to sync your movement and breath to calm your nervous system.
This workshop is designed to help you with your sun salutation by teaching you Sun Salutation A, B & C and by offering tips on alignment, how to move from one pose to the next and using the breath to create flow.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
4 - 5 PM: THE 8 LIMBS OF YOGA
Patanjali's eight-fold path offers guidelines for a meaningful and purposeful life. Delve into this prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
2:45 - 4 PM: PRANAYAMA: THE YOGA OF BREATHING | $19
Pranayama is the yoga of breath. It is the key to mind/body connection. This workshop will show you how to do certain techniques and why they are important.
Benefits of Pranayama include:
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
8 - 11 AM: YOGA INJURIES & HOW TO PREVENT THEM | $29
Yoga may not be a high-impact sport, but that doesn’t mean injuries don’t happen. This workshop will show you how to have a safe practice. We'll also touch on the most common yoga injuries that occur and how to avoid them.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
2 - 4PM: WORKSHOPPING WHEEL POSE | $19
Wheel is one of yoga's quintessential backbends. It provides a gateway to other advanced backbends, but more importantly, even if you never get there, the prep work has amazing benefits on its own!
Whether you take this pose to its full expression, or continue to build a solid foundation, you will stand a little taller, feel a little freer, and move about the world with a more open heart.
More Benefits of Wheel Pose:
Using therapy balls to help open and props to support, Simone will guide you through your journey in this pose. Spend an incredible two hours deepening your backbend practice.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
3 - 4:30 PM: YAMAS & NIYAMAS: A MODERN GUIDE FOR DAILY LIVING
We all ponder who you are and where we are in life at one point or another. We work toward acceptance toward the current realities and yet still plan a path toward our hopes and dreams. Yoga practice helps on this journey. The philosophy discovered in the Yamas and Niyamas is one that teaches us that not just asana and meditation, but also attitudes and behaviors, can help to chart our pathway to contentment.
The Yamas and Niyamas at first, may seem intimidating, or not relevant but the beauty of Yoga Philosophy is that these ancient words are timeless, they are limitless.
This workshop is amazing for students and teachers who wish to add depth to their offerings on the mat. Join us for a deeper look into these guidelines that are both reveal the infinite possibilities and the ordinary simplicity of a spiritually realized life.