with Stephanie Germann
Learning the fundamentals of Ayurveda is a great way to deepen your yoga practice off the mat! Ayurveda is a centuries-old, holistic health tradition from India. Often referred to as the "sister science" to yoga, Ayurveda aims to balance the elements within one's physiology, emphasizing the role of diet, digestion, movement, and lifestyle.
The workshop will involve lecture, discussion, self-reflection and journalling, and a short meditation - as we work through the foundations of Ayurveda and ways to incorporate into your lifestyle.
with Bethany Farmer
Our respiratory system, nervous system, mind and body are all deeply linked. When we begin to understand this connection we can gain control over our emotions, reactions and our state on being. In this workshop we will learn to use breathing techniques, meditation and restorative yoga to balance and control the nervous system. This time learning will be time well invested and lead to more balance and peace in you mind and body.
Sunday, November 13th 12:30-2:30P in Summerhill
The Science of Relaxation
with Malerie Golgan
Experience the quality rest you’ve been dreaming of through a luxurious, multifaceted practice that weaves scientifically proven techniques into specific forms of breath work, mindfulness, restorative yoga, and other tools you’ll just have to come to learn about.
You need to understand how to create peace physically and mentally for yourself through simple and tangible methods because the stressors in life only continue to build. This experience will include Restorative, meditation, pranayama and neuroscience hacks to calm your nervous system.
You'll leave knowing how to access deep relaxation on your own and use the proven methods when you need them most.
Sunday, December 4th 3:00-4:15P in Summerhill
Yin & Traditional Chinese Medicine
with Annelise K
The system of Traditional Chinese Medicine views health as a place of harmony and recognizes that nothing is good or bad, just in balance and out of balance.
In this workshop we'll examine one of the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, WATER, as we move into the first day of Water season. This practice will allow us space to pause, examine the role of nature on Winter Solstice and how water plays within our lives. Our 90-minute practice will nourish "water" using yin shapes, sound instruments and essential oils, bringing you into the stillness and wisdom of this vast element.
Thursday, December 22nd at 7:30P in Summerhill
Exploring Svādhyāya through the lens of social justice
with Nya Daley
Svādhyāya, self-study, is one of the niyamas of the 8-Limbed path of yoga. It reminds us of the important work of reflection and introspection..and how, only through this work, we can find connection & purpose. Join us as we explore how individuals can embody anti-racism & anti-oppression through the Yoga principle of Svādhyāya. This interactive webinar explores the foundational concepts of anti-oppressive practice including; implicit (unconscious) bias, privilege and White supremacy culture. Participants will be challenged to consider ways they can foster a culture of belongingness in their workplaces & personal lives by critically examining their personal values, biases & identities.
Saturday, January 21st, On Zoom
exploring the oaths of yoga philosophy
with Annelise K
Did you know the physical practice is part of a larger system, a lifestyle of yoga, that aims to reduce suffering?
The heart of this system includes 8 "Limbs" of yoga, each with a different role and purpose. The first limb includes oaths and observances, basically our behaviors internally and externally - called Yamas and Niyamas.
Experience each of the Five Yamas in body, mind and spirit as we move through a 90-minute practice that combines the philosophy of yoga with a steady, powerful, meditative vinyasa flow designed to increase muscle strength and sooth your nervous system.