Workshops & Special Series

WORKSHOPS:

Restorative Yoga – with Jeanette Keir

Restorative yoga works to bring neutrality to the body. Each pose is fully supported by props (such as bolsters, blocks, blankets etc.) and held for longer periods of time, allowing the body to release tension and stress. The workshop is mat based and incorporates therapeutic elements of hands-on assists, massage and aromatherapy in a safe, calming environment. Restorative yoga works to create balance between the body and the mind through the use of breath work and poses aimed at opening the body and relaxing the nervous system. The aim is to leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. Class size will be limited to 8 people to ensure maximum attention to participants. All levels welcome, no yoga experience required.
Dates:
Sunday December 3rd 6-7pm
Thursday December 14th 7:30-8:30 pm
Sunday December 17th 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday December 28th 7:30-8:30pm
Sunday January 7th 6:30-7:30pm
Sunday January 14th 6:30-7:30pm
Investment: Drop-ins $10 (for autorenew) $20 (for non-members) / 5 session package: $45 (for members) $90 (for non-members).

Intro to Yoga – with David Bruni 

This workshop is designed to introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner. A smaller class size (maximum 6 participants) allows for more individual attention, detailed instructions (including modifications for all needs and abilities), hands-on adjustments, and questions. Intro to Yoga is great for those with little or no experience, as well as continuing students interested in reviewing the basics and reconnecting to the fundamentals of the practice! At the end of this workshop students will be prepared to transition into our regularly scheduled classes. This course may also be repeated.
Dates: Please visit our daily schedule for the most current dates mindbodyonline.com
Investment: $60+HST.  Due to limited availability, please pre-register to guarantee your spot.

Living Meditation – with Amanda Vitaro

Special Sunday Series

Next dates: Sundays, 4-5pm

Dec. 3, 17Jan. 28, Feb. 11, 25 (More dates will be added soon! )

 During meditation, the individual trains the mind to acknowledge it’s content without becoming identified with that content.  Living Meditation is an approach that can aid anyone who is looking to make the most out of life or navigate challenges on his/her path. Whether you’re ready to start a rigorous daily 45 minute practice or just learn some tools to shift your mood when you need to, Living Meditation is an excellent resource. The essential factor of Living Meditation is its application to conscious living. During classes for this series, Amanda will guide participants and teach techniques that will facilitate deep insight within to observe, learn, heal and find freedom. No prior mediation experience required.

Investment:

Drop-In: $10 (for auto-renew members), $20 (for non-members);

                                                 OR

Series of 5 classes: $45 (for auto-renew members), $90 (for non-members).

Passes can be used for any scheduled mediation class and do not expire.

No regular class passes.  Please pre-register to secure your spot as space is limited.

Yoga for Men – with David Bruni 

Thursday’s7:30-8:30pm

January 4—February 8, 2018 

This 6-week program is designed to introduce male students to the physical practice of yoga in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner, and in a manner designed specifically for the male body.  A smaller class size allows for more individual attention,       detailed instructions (including modifications for all needs and abilities), hands-on     adjustments, and questions. At the end of this workshop students will be prepared to transition into our regularly scheduled classes, and will be equipped with the knowledge of how to modify postures for their specific body types, within a regular class setting. First-timers welcome.

Investment: $130+HST for 7 sessions, or $140 for 8 sessions.   No class passes.

No regular class passes.  Please pre-register to secure your spot as space is limited *

 

Movement for Mental Health – with Natalie Marnica

Join Natalie for this unique 6 week Movement for Mental Health yoga program. Depression, anxiety and chronic stress are long-term struggles that can be absolutely debilitating, and make it extremely difficult to find a sense of relaxation and calmness.

By applying specific yogic tools, mindfulness techniques and small dietary habits people can alleviate anxiety, reduce depression and chronic stress on a daily basis.

Each class incorporates yoga postures and flows that include conscious breathing, changing and meditation techniques that are selected and modified for the people participating.

Participants will be required to fill out a short health intake prior to the start of the session: http://www.smyoga.ca/movement-for-mental-health-registration.html

Check out Natalie’s Youtube videos:

Anxiety Relief Flow https://youtu.be/GnKPnnnd1q4
Preparing for Seated Meditation https://yutu.be/oywfgRr_Cvwo

Check out this event’s Facebook page: goo.gl/ur2KPF Cop

Dates: Please visit our daily schedule for the most current dates mindbodyonline.com

Investment: Early bird rate $95.00/ 6 weeks regular $115

Due to limited availability, please pre-register to guarantee your spot.

 Learn To Take Flight – with Lisa Pisano

This arm balance workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, regardless of whether or not your feet have ever left the ground in a yoga pose. In this fun and exhilarating workshop, students will learn how to lift off with mindfulness and ease. Various poses such as Bakasana (crow pose), Parsva Bakasana (side crow), Astavakrasana (eight angle pose), and Eka Pada Koundinyasana will be explored. Arm balances strengthen the muscles, bones and joints of the hands, arms, chest, shoulders, back and abdominals. They also increase blood flow to these parts of the body. The mind becomes more focused and content when yogic flight is achieved. This playful and challenging workshop will focus on building upper body strength as well as deep core work which are required in all arm balance poses. Learn what it feels like to balance your body with your feet off the ground. Are you ready to fly?

 

Date: Please visit our daily schedule for the most current dates mindbodyonline.com

Investment: $35 + HST

Due to limited availability, please pre-register to guarantee your spot.

Yoga for Every Body – Instructor TBA

Yoga is for EVERY body. The physical practice of yoga helps to improve flexibility & strength, calm the mind, and improve overall health, but it’s not just for those who may already be strong or flexible. If you experience limited mobility, are recovering from an injury, have a specific physical issue, or have never practiced yoga before, this 4-part series of classes would be perfect for you! The classes will be slow-paced, and will be tailored to suit the individual needs of participants.  Class-size will be limited to 5 students, to ensure individual attention. This is your perfect opportunity to start yoga and see where it takes you!
Dates: Please visit our daily schedule for the most current dates mindbodyonline.com
Investment: $80 +HST for all 4 classes.  Due to limited availability, please pre-register to guarantee your spot. Maximum five participants.

Special Series: Acro Yoga* – with David Ung

Acroyoga Fundamentals: 4 Week Immersive Series

New to acroyoga? Looking to build momentum in your acroyoga practice?

In Acroyoga fundamentals you’ll be supported step by step, in an accelerated way, to learning all the skills necessary to have a safe and successful practice. This program is for those who want an immersive experience and really dive deep into this fun and interactive practice.We will tackle what makes this an intimidating practice and how we can make this an absolutely safe and accessible practice for everyone.

Here’s what to expect:

A workshop manual: This will cover everything in the program, with detailed photos and videos of demos, so you can prepare for the weekends or simply engage fully without needing to take notes in class and bring it back home to digest.

Acroyoga Conditioning: We will start off each class with exercises and partner workouts to get in shape for our acroyoga practice.

Acroyoga Primary Series: You will come away from the program with a comprehensive understanding of the poses and transitions in this dynamic sequence.

Access to the acroyoga360 private FB community:Here you can engage with others who have taken the program and share your progress and receive feedback and tips for your personal questions.

Dates: January 7th 2018, January 14th 2018, January 21st 2018, January 28th 2018

Investments: 

$150.00 – for Yoga Teachers and Trainees

$100.00 – For Acroyoga Instructors

Workshop Terms and Conditions:

We would love for you to join us at one or more of our upcoming workshops! Please note that workshop payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.   Payment must be made in full to reserve your spot. Cancellations may be made 48 hours or more prior to the commencement of the workshop, and will be subject to a 25% administration fee. No cancellations 48 hours or less prior to commencement of workshop. Yoga Light Studio reserves the right to cancel any workshop for any reason at its sole discretion, in which case, any payments made will be fully refunded.

*Please pre-register in order to secure your spot for any workshop or special series”. Drop-ins may be permitted only where space allows