Retreats & Workshops

*You can anticipate a small class size, personal attention & dedicated teacher. You can expect a classical or traditional hatha yoga approach, including a focus on maintaining the joints of the body, core work, back strength/flexibility, opening the shoulders & hips, as well as strengthening the hands & feet. Text me @250-858-3854 to register or drop-in. I look forward to seeing you in class 🙂

YOGA CAMP SALT SPRING ISLAND RETREAT: Enjoy 3 Days of Yoga Practice over a Weekend in Spring 2019:

Take a weekend in June 2019 to recharge and practice self-care. My spring retreat will include 2 hours of yoga per day and your first meal for the retreat will be homemade by yours truly. There will be amazing opportunities to hike, swim, (if you don’t mind the brisk water of June), explore local farms, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, visit farm stands, various tastings (wine, cider, beer…) and of course, the famous Saturday Market.

Yoga Schedule: Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 8-10am & Sunday 8-10am

The following options for accommodation will be available: tent or trailer camping at Ruckle Park (they have over 60 first come first serve sites and several RV sites that are still available for reservation if you prefer and that’s where I will staying be for the weekend – FYI we have one extra tent for lending out to whomever asks first), or if camping is not your thing, please take some time to explore the numerous options around the island for accommodation, selecting a B&B, house, resort, or cabin of your choice (if you need suggestions please let me know).

Early Bird Fee (before March 1st): for 6 hours of yoga over the weekend and 1 homemade vegetarian meal (not including accommodation) = $100 

Regular Fee (after March 1st): for 6 hours of yoga over the weekend and 1 homemade vegetarian meal (not including accommodation) = $120

For more information and any questions regarding my spring retreat please feel free to contact me directly via phone/text, or email. A non-refundable deposit of $60 is required to hold your space in the retreat, and the remainder must be paid 30 days prior to the retreat.

WORKSHOPS:

Butter Yoga for Anxiety Workshop on Sunday,
March 24th, 2019 from 1:30-4:30pm:
You can expect to practice postures (asanas) that I personally use to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and stress in general. We will use Yoga bolsters to support and enhance our physical practice and I will provide therapeutic posture variations for those recovering for injury, as well as more challenging variations as needed. We will also explore the benefits of basic breathing exercises in the context of controlling the nervous system and its responses to stressful stimuli. You will also learn how to practice traditional meditation. There will be time for questions during class yogic philosophy and how it relates to anxiety/fluctuation of the mind/nervous system in general. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require more information.
Workshop Fee: $40, Studio Location 202 – 1600 Bay Street

How to Cultivate a Yoga Practice at Home on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 2-5pm: You can expect to learn about how to incorporate Yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, philosophical study and chanting into your daily life to the degree that benefits you. I have been practicing and studying Yoga almost every day since the age of 16 and over time discovered a variety of ways to maintain motivation/discipline. I will provide the necessary learning environment for you to ask questions and get individual feedback. I will give you an outline for home practice and suggest homework practice videos that are available to you at home whenever you make the time to practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require more information. Workshop Fee: $40, Studio Location 202 – 1600 Bay Street

URBAN FULL DAY YOGA RETREAT (with half day option):

May 4th, 2019 from 9am-12pm & 2-5pm:
Attend morning, afternoon or enjoy the benefits of a full day retreat! You will be amazed at how great you will feel after 6 hours of Yoga 🙂

Please feel free to join me for a light lunch in between workshops!!!

Morning Workshop: Hips & Back Focus (9am-12pm):

Yoga for Balance, Core/Hip Strength & Spine Flexibility, followed by Pranayama (breathing exercises): You can expect to practice a variety of traditional postures designed to increase your core strength, balance, hip flexibility/strength, while eliminating back pain. You will relieve any tension in the hips by creating a more equal, symmetrical balance in the musculature of your hip tissue. I will also teach you how to maintain the benefits of Yoga throughout your week by incorporating short practices at home, as the benefits of practice only last for 24-36 hours. I will also guide you in pranayama or breathing exercise practice before a guided meditation during savasana.
Day Retreat Fee: $40 each, or $75 for the full day, Studio Location 202 – 1600 Bay Street

Afternoon Workshop: Neck & Shoulders Focus (2-5pm):

Yoga for Neck, Shoulders and Thoracic Spine, followed by Meditation. You can expect to practice a sequence designed to relieve tension in your upper spine and shoulders, building on the hip and lumbar spine work done in the morning workshop. You will build a balance of strength and flexibility in the neck and upper back, while finding traditional, neutral skeletal alignment. The physical asana practice will conclude with an inversion practice appropriate for each individual, either a deeply restful legs up the wall practice (or headstand, shoulder stand preparation and or practice) and a guided seated meditation to be followed with savasana. I will also teach you how to maintain the benefits of Yoga throughout your week by incorporating short practices at home, as the benefits of practice only last for 24-36 hours.
Day Retreat Fee: $40 each, or $75 for the full day, Studio Location 202 – 1600 Bay Street