These workshops with experienced yoga teacher and hypnotherapist, Tash Vincze, will start by covering the basics of hypnotherapy, move into a uniquely guided group hypnotherapy session and finish with you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
What to Bring: A yoga mat, blanket, eye mask and pillows.
Note: Please avoid caffeine 4 hours prior to the workshop.
Sundays @ Rutherford | 4 – 5:15PM | $25/Session OR 6-pack for $120
Where: Dufferin Studio (1881 Dufferin Crescent)
What to bring: Pencil and Notebook
Room Temp: Unheated
Join Brea for this informative (and fun!) 3-part series will explore some of the most structurally important areas of the body such as the hips, shoulders and feet to enhance your yoga practice and everyday life.
Designed for anyone who has a body, this series is especially helpful for those that want to prevent injuries, have chronic aches and pains or simply wants to feel better in their body. Yoga teachers, massage therapists and bodyworkers of any type will gain deeper insight and tools to enhance their work with clients.
Love your hips! And by loving your hips, your knees, feet and back will feel the love as well. Your hips help you to walk, run and play. Yet for many of us, because of a lifestyle that includes long periods of sitting and exercise activities that generally only move us in one or two planes of motion, the hips are chronically tight. And even in a regular yoga practice, we can bypass true hip mobility which leaves the lower back and SI joints vulnerable.
This workshop will explore the anatomy and biomechanics of the hips to build stability and uncover a deeper mobility in your hip joints. Working with various postures and movements we will unglue tight hips, asses what is causing your current limitations and intelligently reawaken those forgotten and neglected areas. Whether you are a long-time yogi or feel like you have the tightest hips in the world, this workshop will give you the tools to walk away with healthy, happy hips!
Does the thought of swinging on monkey bars or lifting something heavy over your head make your shoulders cringe? Do you hear clicking in your shoulders when they move? Lifestyle factors such as hunching over keyboards, driving in cars, along with stress can decrease your range of motion and can add to shoulder instability. Tight shoulders will restrict breathing and compromise posture.
Using a variety of techniques and specific yoga postures, we will unwind tension from the neck, shoulders, down the arms to the wrists and hands. You will discover ways to stabilize your shoulder girdle so that you can find more strength and mobility in your chaturangas and downward dogs. Walk away with shoulders and arms that can hug, swing, move effortlessly and pain-free.
Your feet are a brilliant work of engineering, comprised of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles all designed to carry and support your body. Yet after a lifetime of wearing shoes combined with postural imbalances, our feet have lost their intrinsic strength and mobility, resulting in foot aches and pains, bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis to name a few.
As your feet are the foundation of your health and the base of support for your entire body, when you give some love to your feet, the rest of your body will thank you. In this workshop we will learn why we need to reawaken the feet for total body health. Explore how simple changes in your habits, alignment and footwear can make a big difference to your foot health. Along with specific exercises, we will roll out the connective tissues in the feet to experience a whole level of awakening and mobility. Happy feet indeed!
Brea Johnson has been a yoga teacher and movement educator since 2003. A teacher, mentor and community builder, with a focus on a functional and sustainable approach to yoga, Brea teaches international workshops and teacher trainings. She is the founder of Heart + Bones online yoga studio and online yoga teacher continuing education courses. She is known for providing a safe foundation of healthy movement while remaining focused in the heart of the yogic teachings.
Start off your New Year with a Sound Bath Experience! This deep meditation involves laying down and allowing the vibration of harmonic, overtone-instrumentation to cultivate deep listening, getting clear and awakening your inner creativity. This experience includes the use of crystal singing bowls, chimes, bells, tongue drum, gong, field recordings and voice. You’ll leave calm and inspired, ready to take on 2020!
To Bring: Any props to feel comfortable when laying down, including blankets, pillows, and bolsters.
Room Temp: Regular or Unheated.
About Megan Marie Gates: Megan is a sound practitioner, movement teacher, and folk herbalist based in Southern Ontario since 2011. She believes that music, movement and nature are the sweetest vehicles for re-enchantment, cellular reset + unification of all things divided, and continues to offer her voice as a sound artist + yoga teacher for the last 8 years. Megan Marie offers sound meditations and trainings/immersions full-time, in Canada and internationally.
Check out her website here: http://www.meganmariegates.com/
Modo Yoga Nanaimo is teaming up with the amazing crew at Rugged Coast Research Society to support their work to study and restore BC’s coastline.
Join us for an evening to support their upcoming research projects and have an amazing night with food, drinks, live and silent auction items, and live music!
Get your ticket in-person at Modo Yoga Nanaimo’s Dufferin location or online on Rugged Coast’s website.
A Party Package is also available at Modo Yoga Nanaimo for $60 and includes a mug, tuque, party ticket, and one drink ticket.
A ticket or Party Package makes a great holiday gift as this will be a memorable night of supporting our community and our ocean!