Workshops & Specialty Programs

Therapeutic Office Hours

Therapeutic Office Hours

Office Hour Days/Times:  Wednesdays:  1:00pm EST/6:00pm GMT (note: only 2 spots available per hour, booked 24 hours in advance, in 30 minute segments)

Investment:  $40.00 + HST/30 minute session

A unique opportunity to experience a sampling of Yoga Therapy first hand.  Book a 30 minute private session – either virtual (zoom based) or live to address any personal challenges from physical injury and/or chronic pain to depression, anxiety or daily stressors.  The Yoga Therapist will guide you with known tools and their implementation for recovery, healing and balance. Become actively engaged and the primary force for your own healing, with tools designed specifically for your challenges.    

This program will provide the client with:

*1 x 30 minute private live or virtual (zoom based) session to address any personal challenges from physical injury and/or chronic pain to depression, anxiety or daily stressors.

*1 x video taping of the session for home practice use

Each client must commit to:

*Booking 24 hours in advance

*Initial health questionnaire completion is required in advance of booked session

NOTE: Yoga Therapy tools and protocol may include some or all of the following: diet & lifestyle recommendations, appropriately sequenced and individualized physical movement program, deep tissue bodywork, conscious mindful breath work, sound and mantra, meditation, visualization, guided relaxation and/or yoga nidra. A Yoga Therapist will draw on all of these practices to provide a specific wellness plan for each individual. After each session, client will be given one or more yoga tools for independent practice.

EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY

Virtual/On-Line

Saturdays – 10:30am-12Noon (EST)/3:30pm-5pm (GMT)

January 13-Feb. 3

“When our attitude toward fear (and uncertainty) becomes more welcoming and inquisitive, a fundamental shift occurs. Instead of spending our lives tensing up, we learn that we can connect with the freshness of the moment and relax” – Pema Chodron 

In this 4 week VIRTUAL/LIVESTREAM series, together we will explore writings from the book “Comfortable with Uncertainty” by Pema Chodrin (purchase required) and build practical solutions to leading our lives with connection, compassion and acceptance. Where there is fear and divisiveness, let us find understanding and hope and build a foundation for new awareness.

Each week, we will share our own warm beverages and combine specific readings and practice, journaling, group discussion (sangha) with breath work, gentle movement and meditation to not only connect with ourselves and each other, but to strengthen our ability to remain “Comfortable with Uncertainty” and create a foundation for awakening true loving kindness (to ourselves and beyond).

Max 6 participants over zoom.  Each session will be recorded and the recording will be made available for the following 7 days so you can catch up if you have to miss a live session. Begins Saturday, January 13 (through to Sat. feb. 3 inclusive) from 10:30am to 12NoonEST or 3:30-5pmGMT

Investment:  $120/person Cdn or £80.00/person UK for full series + Purchase of Book ($22.95Cdn/£12GBP on Amazon).

Therapeutic Practices for Chronic Back Pain

THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR BACK PAIN

Virtual Program

Dates/Times: TBD

Yoga Therapy for Back Pain is a 4-week comprehensive course designed for those seeking to manage both the physical experience of back pain and the resulting residual stress & anxiety symptoms. This course is a virtual/Zoom Based program that you can access in the comfort and safety of your own home/environment. Take some time to understand the way chronic pain manifests uniquely for you and empower yourself with tools you can use in your daily life to combat your pain experience. The course combines education and self-assessment with specific yoga techniques (including – but not limited to – movement, pranayama, meditation, self-myofascial release, sound healing, and tapping).  We will draw on research from the fields of chronic pain management, physiotherapy, psychotherapy and neuroscience. Investment for full 4 week course is $250CDN or £158.00 UK.  This includes:

•             Preliminary individualized one-on-one assessment (physical, holistic) with program lead – 60-90 mins in length

•             4 weekly x 45-60 min group training sessions (pre-scheduled) with 7 day access to recording of group session following the group session for personal practice purposes

•             one weekly 15 min private(one-on-one) check in with program lead throughout length of the 4 week program

•             take-home materials, practice tools/exercises and movement recommendations based on your unique expression of chronic pain

•             one post program assessment and discussion with program lead – 30 mins

•             The program is limited to a maximum of 5 participants. 

•             Note that there is a moderate amount of gentle physical movement, (strength, mobility and flexibility) training involved in this program. 

SUPREME SELF CARE

Begins Sat. Feb. 17/24 – 10:30-11:30am

This session is designed to help you develop your self-care muscles, “fill your own cup” and explore why this is a necessary, even vital, aspect of mental health. Each weekly (zoom) session we will explore (and share) some of the tools of self-care including (but not limited to), breath work, movement, tissue release work, meditation, yoga nidra, affirmations, journaling, inspirational readings, and resources for study. Together we will build strategies to implement self-care into your daily life. Join us to learn why self-care is a supreme act of mental health support for yourself and those around you.  Explore the benefits of supreme self-care to live a more fulfilling, free, and pleasurable life.  This 4 week program includes 4 x 1 hour group zoom sessions, weekly inspirational readings and/or affirmations (for home practice), homework plan for daily self-care practices. Each session will be recorded and the recording will be made available for the following 7 days so you can catch up if you have to miss a live session. Investment for 4 week program:  $100 + HST (Cdn) or £60.00 UK