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 ūüôā

WORKSHOPS:

How to Cultivate a Yoga Practice at Home: Opportunity to Learn about Yogic Philosophy on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 2-5pm:

You can expect to learn about how to incorporate Yoga asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breath control exercises), 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, a variety of ways to maintain motivation/discipline have become apparent to me. I will provide the necessary learning environment for you to ask questions and get individual feedback. You will receive an outline for home practice and suggested 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!

Attend morning, afternoon or enjoy the benefits of a full day retreat! You also have the option of sharing a light vegetarian lunch in between workshops at the lovely cafe Marta, located below the Yoga studio.

Morning Workshop:

Yoga Therapy for Neck/Shoulder/Back/Hip Pain (9am-12pm): 

You can expect a semi-private class environment, with individual feedback and variations offered based on personal needs. We will practice a variety of traditional and therapeutic posture variations designed to alleviate pain/discomfort in the body, primarily pain experienced in the neck, shoulders, mid/low back, and or hips. You will learn how to create a more symmetrical balance between strength and flexibility in your muscles and joints. I will teach you how to safely twist and stretch the spine & hips in order to eradicate pain in the neck, shoulders, mid back and lower back.

For those who are interested in the full day retreat option, please consider attending the morning workshop as ideal preparation for the afternoon workshop.

Day Retreat Fee: $40 each, or $75 for the full day, Studio Location 202 Р1600 Bay Street

Afternoon Workshop:

Inversion Preparation & Classical Back Bending (2-5pm):

You can expect to learn the essentials for cultivating an inversion practice (or with the assistance of chairs/blocks/stools) in a semi-private environment. You might be surprised how many ways there are to reap the benefits of headstand/shoulderstand without bearing any weight on the neck at all. I will guide you through a sequence for strengthening the core and stretching the hips and hamstrings prior to playing with safely going upside down. I am also happy to give you precise alignment feedback and core work on your head if you happen practice headstand on a regular basis. We will follow inversion practice with a traditional back bending practice, designed to increase flexibility in the legs, spine & most importantly your MIND!!!

Day Retreat Fee: $40 each, or $75 for the full day, Studio Location 202 Р1600 Bay Street

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.