Group Classes

Yoga Studio Classes, Private & Corporate Classes

My group classes combine intelligent, balanced sequencing (vinyasa krama), breath-initiated movement (vinyasa), classical postures (asana), breath practices (pranayama), chanting and meditation. I strive to make yoga fun and accessible to all ages and body types, and create an environment that is safe, inclusive and healing for all. Classes can be adapted to all levels, from perfect beginners to experienced practitioners.

Yoga Class Types

• hatha vinyasa yoga
• beginner to experienced
• private & corporate classes
• elder & chair yoga

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at your studio or workplace?

 
 

Workshops & Retreats

DEC 27 2018 – JAN 9 2019

12-Day Amazon Plant Medicine Retreat for Men
with Brian James & Robert Tindall (The Jaguar That Roams the Mind)

Join your guides Robert Tindall (author of The Jaguar That Roams the Mind) and Brian James (yoga teacher & musician) on a special men’s 12-day Ayahuasca & Plant Medicine Retreat for men. This retreat will take place at Mayantuyacu, which is situated along a sacred boiling river, deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle. Mayantuyacu is a centre dedicated to the study of sacred plants and the preservation of indigenous knowledge. It is the home of legendary Asháninka healer Maestro Juan Flores.

The intention of this pilgrimage is to give us men the opportunity to touch the core of our experience together: the wounding, passion, bliss, and fear of it all.

Whether you are looking to reconnect to your passion and purpose, find more meaning in life, heal old wounds, or cultivate deeper intimacy in your relationships, this retreat offers men the unique opportunity to work with sacred healing plants within a strong, safe and respectful container, guided by a master healer and two experienced and mature male facilitators.

Juan Flores is a true curandero with decades of experience working with plants to cure a variety of ailments. Therefore, treatment is available at Mayantuyacu for specific medical and non-medical issues and conditions.

Dec 27 2018 - Jan 9 2019
Mayantuyacu Center
Pucallpa, Peru

Cost: $2000USD
Register: medicinepathhealingarts.com/retreats


Past Workshops

Elemental Astrology & Tantrik Yoga
October 27 2018, Temple Mile End, Montréal
October 28 2018, PranaShanti, Ottawa

Yoga & Sound Journey
September 16 2018, Temple Mile End, Montréal
July 29 2018, Temple Mile End, Montréal

Tantrik Bhakti Vinyasa
June 26 2018, One Yoga, Vancouver
June 28 2018, Hemma, Victoria

Yoga at the Temple of the Way of Light
Sept 5-27 2017, Iquitos, Peru
Aug 7-29 2017, Iquitos, Peru
April 13-May 5 2017, Iquitos, Peru

Yoga & Sound Journey
June 19 2017, Doe Bay Resort, WA

Everyday Yoga for Everybody
March 4 2017, Hemma, Victoria

 
 

Teacher Training

I offer a number of modules that can be incorporated into Teacher Trainings, offered as standalone workshops, or combined into weekend and weeklong immersions. 


The Art of Vinyasa

In this module, participants will learn the foundational principles of teaching accessible, trauma-sensitive vinyasa yoga so that anyone, regardless of body type, gender, cultural background or social privilege can receive the medicine of yoga.

In this workshop we'll cover:

  • the principles of vinyasa: integration of mind, body & breath

  • how to adapt the most popular and useful vinyasas and asanas for any level of physical ability

  • the keys to making any vinyasa or asana safe and effective

  • a trauma-sensitive approach to teaching cues & physical adjustments/assists


The Yoga of Sound: Chanting for Yoga Teachers

In this module, participants will learn how to integrate the healing power of sound into their practice and classes in a way that is respectful of tradition and the cultural diversity of the students.

In this workshop we'll cover:

  • basic sanskrit pronunciation

  • key principles of vedic chanting

  • integrating sound & movement

  • what to do when you can't chant "om"

  • chants to set intention and cultivate peace and well-being


Krishnamacharya: His Life & Teachings

In this module, we look at the history of modern yoga and the role played by Krishnamacharya, largely considered the "father of modern yoga", and his son TKV Desikachar who translated the teachings of his father in a way that is accessible and relevant to modern householders.

In this workshop we'll cover:

  • Krishnamacharya's life & influence (multimedia presentation)

  • Krishnamacharya's key teachings & principles

  • principles in practice: a led class


The Secrets of Hatha Yoga

In this module, we'll cover the practices that were fundamental to original tantrik hatha yoga that are largely absent from modern yoga classes, and offer instruction on how to teach them safely and effectively. 

In this workshop we'll cover:

  • unlocking the four bandhas

  • yoga mudras: marriage of the sun & moon

  • preserving soma: headstand/shoulderstand

  • kumbhaka: the key to stilling the mind


The Heart of Yoga Weekend Immersion

All of the above workshops can be combined into a weekend immersion depending on location and timing. Please contact me using the form below for availability and costs.


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