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  • Live Stream Workshop - Yoga 201: Hip Opening Series
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    Live Stream Workshop - Yoga 201: Hip Opening Series

    Thursday, May 28th to Thursday, June 18th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Live Stream Workshop - Yoga 201:  Hip Opening Series

    Live Stream Workshop Series

    A 4-week series consisting of four 90-minute classes.

    Ideal for those that have completed our Yoga 101 series or for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga and looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice or gain a more solid foundation. 
     
    These classes are designed to further the exploration of yoga postures and breath-work.
     
    Week 1 : Talk: Why can hips be tight and how to help. Asana focus: Legs and butterfly.

    Week 2 : Talk: Kundalini energy part 1. Asana focus: Wide legged forward bending.

    Week 3 : Talk: Kundalini energy part 2. Asana focus: Backbending and Anjaneyanasana.

    Week 4 : Talk: How to sustain your practice. Asana focus: Hip opening upside down and meditative postures.
     
    This series provides:

    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An exploration of different postures so you can further experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An exploration of alignment and modifications to prevent injuries.
     
    Revised dates are:

    • Session 1: May 28
    • Session 2: June 4
    • Session 3: June 11
    • Session 4: June 18
     
    Cost: $30.00 per session or $108.00 for the 4 week series.

    The series is open to all levels of practice but some experience with yoga is necessary.
     
    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.
     
     
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  • Yoga for Everyone and Trauma Informed Practice - ONLINE COURSE
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    Yoga for Everyone and Trauma Informed Practice - ONLINE COURSE

    Friday, May 29th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Yoga for Everyone and Trauma Informed Practice - ONLINE COURSE
     
    Live Stream - ONLINE COURSE

    Holding space is a continual learning process. 

    This course will explore themes of inclusion and safety to build skillfulness among teachers.
     
    Although teachers show up with positive intent, something may be amiss in the process. Many folks do not feel welcome and/or face obstacles to participate, and people can be adversely affected by what happens in yoga classes.
     
    Through discussion about the dynamics of power and privilege, participants will learn more about systems of oppression, and pathways to personal and collective liberation to offer yoga in a way that honours the tradition and respects the full spectrum of human diversity. Everyone has been touched by trauma in some way, and t here is an urgent need for trauma - sensitive yoga. Creating a container with protocols for safe practice can support students in using yoga as part of their healing process.
     
    This course will explore the language of invitation and inquiry to encourage choice and autonomy in yoga practice. An atmosphere of allowing where options are offered  throughout a class instead of relying on blanket  statements (such as,“listen to your body”) at the beginning of class can empower students to adapt according to their unique needs.
     
    We will explore issues related to: potential triggers; assumptions; praise and competition; and the subtleties of consent and hands - on adjustments. This is an opportunity to examine these topics free of judgment. By exploring strengths - based approaches to yoga, teachers can be well resourced in serving diverse populations.
     
    Coursework will also focus on supporting yourself to serve in a sustainable way and addressing issues that may arise (such as, negotiating boundaries, dealing with burnout, etc.).
     
    Learning Objectives:
     
    • Gain awareness about inclusion and the importance of strengths-based approaches.
    • Develop an understanding of trauma and how to design trauma-informed offerings.
    • Build care capacities to address issues as needed and serve in a sustainable way.
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    May 29-31, 2020
     
    • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm (both days)
    • Plus a 2-3 hour follow-up post-course
     
    Cost: $495.00 per person. Once registered you will receive the access instructions and code for the course.
     
    This course is open to all Yoga Teachers with a minimum level of 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or equivalent (any style).
     
    Please consult the course outline and complete the required readings listed (if any) before the start of the course:

    http://pranashanti.com/services/300-hour-teacher-training-schedule/

    300 Hour Program - Core Module - 20 Hours

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  • Live Stream Workshop - Yoga for Creativity
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    Live Stream Workshop - Yoga for Creativity

    Friday, May 29th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Live Stream Workshop - Yoga for Creativity
     
    Creativity flows within every one of us, but there are times in life when we feel disconnected, and blocked from our true artistic selves.
     
    For many of us, Yoga and art are intrinsically linked, and with intentional nurturing of our inner artist through asana and meditation we can create space to tune back into the natural ebb and flow of our creative forces.
     
    We’ll begin with an exploration into your own relationship with creativity and self expression. Followed by a meditation, and a gentle yoga and art practice to help you reconnect to your innate creativity.
     
    You will leave Yoga for Creativity with:
     
    • A closer relationship to your own creativity.
    • Written reflections on your relationship to creativity and self expression.
    • A renewed energy and sense of belonging.
    • New skills to help ride the ebb and flow of the creative tides.
     
    For this workshop you will need:
    • A journal or a pad of paper
    • Your favourite writing tool
    • Your favourite drawing tool (optional - but encouraged)
     
    Cost: $65.00 per person.
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  • Live Stream Workshop - How to Play the Gong
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    Live Stream Workshop - How to Play the Gong

    Sunday, May 31st, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Live Stream Workshop - How to Play the Gong

    Live Stream Workshop

    Learn the basics of how to play the gong.

    Explore the benefits of the sound and vibration produced by this ancient instrument. During the workshop you will learn how to incorporate the Gong's healing sound and vibration into your yoga practice and classes as well as how to play the gong for relaxation, meditation, healing and therapeutic uses.

    The workshop is suitable for all yoga teachers, yoga students, healers and therapists. An information package containing all the information you need to get started in playing the Gong is provided for you to take home.

    The workshop is led by Devinder Kaur, KRI Kundalini Yoga Level 1, Level 2 and Mentoring Teacher Trainer and Gong Player of the Gong Meditation CD "Echo: Meditations for Peace of Heart and Mind", Devinder Kaur.

    This class is limited to 12 participants so please sign up early!

    Cost: $75.00 per person.
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