Prenatal Partner Yoga Workshop with Corinne McNally
Saturday, November 3 2:00pm - 4:00pm $65/couple
Preparing for Birth Together
This is a fun way to prepare together for your upcoming labor and birth. In this workshop, expectant couples practice movement and breathing techniques that can enhance comfort and confidence in pregnancy, and that will also help prepare mom for labour and delivery. You will learn poses to strengthen, open and relax your body and gentle massage and pain coping techniques.
During class we'll practice:
yoga poses for pregnancy & postpartum
relaxation and comforting techniques
breathing techniques that support easier birthing
stretches and toning joined with your partner
birthing positions that can be used during labour
connecting physically, emotionally as a couple and new family
The presence and encouragement of a woman's partner is a powerful aid to labour and delivery. The workshop places much emphasis on the essential role of the birth partner, providing specific helpful techniques that the partner can use during labour.
Sharing movement, breath awareness and touch while spending time together away from daily responsibility creates the opportunity for expecting parents to connect with their baby and nurture the growing family.
This workshop is recommended anytime during either the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Prior yoga experience is not necessary and beginners to yoga are welcome.
Yoga & Meditation Journey Through the Chakras with Rebecca Hung
Friday, November 16 6:30pm - 8:30pm $40
This workshop consists of meditations, gentle moment and yoga postures that connect and explore the energy centres in our bodies. Through this practice we can become more aligned with our truth, and gain insight into how we are moving with this world, reducing stress and creating a sense of balance. All levels are welcome.
Applied Anatomy for Shoulders & Neck with Kat Boehm
Saturday, November 17 9:00am - 12:00pm $40
Combing exercises of functional movement from Pilates as well as simple yet precise Therapeutic Yoga this workshop will address our Mid-back, Neck and Shoulder Girdle. If we release tension in these areas we can ease headaches, shoulder stiffness, and chronic discomfort. Learn about both, hypermobility, and where the cause of tightness in the shoulder joint is originated. Explore how to move through this complex and mobile joint with tools that support your individual body’s needs. This workshop will leave with you exercises to support your active lifestyle of down-dogs and bag carrying.
Yoga Therapy to Heal & Uplift with Satwinder Sran
Friday, November 9 6:30pm - 8:30pm $40/Before Nov. 9th or $50/at the Door
Through the practice of ancient yogic techniques you will learn to enhance your mood and the connection with your most authentic self. You will learn strategies to be more self-aware and maintaining a balance and harmony in your everyday life. This class is open to all regardless of any previous experience with yoga or meditation.
Chakra Necklace Workshop with Amanda Little
Sunday, November 18 9:30am - 11:30am $55/materials included
This workshop will teach the meaning and significance of each of the seven chakras. While creating your necklace we will use movement, meditation, and sound to set intention and positive energy into your necklace. Leave feeling relaxed, balanced and wearing your very special chakra necklace.
*All materials, including genuine gemstone beads, will be supplied.
Mindfulness of Long Term Happiness with Kushok Lobsang
Friday, November 23 7:00pm - 9:00pm $42
Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe was born in the remote valley of Kyedong. After escaping Chinese Communist occupied Tibet, Kushok enrolled at Kalimpong Central School for Tibetans in India. He received his monk’s vows from the great Tibetan master Kyapje Song Rinpoche. But after only a few years the school closed from lack of funding and Kushok was left homeless. He spent several years working and living in Clementown, India, and then traveled to Dharamsala. He was accepted at Namgyal Monastery, the personal non-sectarian monastery of His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. Kushok obtained his Geshe degree from the Council of Religious and Cultural Affairs of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1991. He became an expert in Buddhist scripture, ritual, philosophy, chanting, meditation, ritual dance, and the intricate arts of sand mandala and butter sculpture. Kushok’s primary teacher was His Eminence Lobsang Nyima Pal Sangpo, the 100th holder of Ganden Tripa.
In the year 2000, after 30 years of study and service in India, Kushok moved to Edmonton at the request of Gaden Samten Ling to become the society’s spiritual director. Since then he has nurtured the vision of the society’s founding teacher, Geshe Ngawang Kaldän, and Gaden Samten Ling has grown under his constant guidance and care.
Sound Journey Through the Chakras with Anna Beaumont
Saturday, November 24 1:30pm - 2:45pm $25
Understanding and Activating the Chakras with Your Healing Voice. Discover The Chakras and Your Healing Voice! Tune Into Your Chakras with Your Healing Voice, using awareness, breath and sound (voice). Experience your body in a whole new light! Using the sound of your voice we will journey through the chakras, activating more energy and vitality for your life! With Anna Beaumont - voice teacher and health professional.
Tibetan Bowls with Tara Green
Friday, November 30 7:00pm - 8:30pm $25
Spend an evening being nourished by the healing sounds of Tibetan and Crystal bowls. Traditional Tibetan bowls are infused with the chanting of sacred mantras as they are being formed and are believed to offer healing prayers and blessings to all beings each time their sounds are released. Crystal singing bowls provide powerful sound vibration bringing harmony to mind, body and soul. The combination of bowls together expands your experience as you journey through the healing sounds and vibrations.