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Past Events
 

Chakras, Yoga, Emotions & Illness
Nov 28, 2009
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Just in time for the holiday season- A workshop devoted to assessing and developing coping methods for dealing with stress and the blocked energies of the body. No previous experience or knowledge necessary. Come learn about managing day to day challenges while moving through your chakra systems.
Located at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave. Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Jayna Moar at 613-889-2836 or by email to register. 35$ if you register before November 9th and 45$ after November 9th. Spaces limited. A simple lunch will be provided.

ajnayoga.blogspot.com/

Glebe Community Centre- 175 Third Avenue
Ottawa
613-889-2836
jayna_moar@hotmail.com

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KARMA - REINCARNATION - MEDITATION
Jan 05, 2010 - Jan 06, 2010
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Ancient Yoga Truths Revealed by Renowned Master Balakiya das.

We are spiritual and eternal. Our life didn't start with this body, nor will it end with this body. Through meditation we can achieve true self-realization.

Learn more at these two enlightening presentations:

KARMA & REINCARNATION: Tuesday Jan. 5 at 7:00pm

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION: Wednesday Jan. 6 at 7:00pm

Ottawa Public Library (main branch)
Laurier and Metcalfe
In the auditorium

FREE of CHARGE - no registration necessary

for more info:

613-686-3663
maha@mantrameditation.ca
www.simplymeditation.ca

www.simplymeditation.ca

Public Library
Ottawa
613-686-3663
maha@simplymeditation.ca

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Yoga Day for Human Rights!
Mar 27, 2010

On Saturday March 27th, all yogi’s and yogini’s can take their love of yoga to new heights by participating in Amnesty International’s 5th Annual Yoga Day. On Yoga Day, people will gather in participating yoga studios across Canada and test their yoga-endurance to raise awareness and vital funds for Amnesty International's human rights work around the world. Last year, the event raised over $22,000!
Visit us at www.amnesty.ca/yogaday for more information about Amnesty International’s Yoga Day and sign up your yoga day event!

www.amnesty.com/yogaday



yoga@amnesty.ca

Workshop - Yoga and Human Health
Apr 03, 2010
10:00AM - 12:30PM

This is an opportunity to get a clear idea of how to use Yoga techniques to keep your body and mind in good health.

We will focus on body postures (asanas), control of vital energy by using breathing techniques (pranayama), disciplining the mind, cleansing (kriyas) and vibrations (mantras), to resolve the energetic imbalances of the human body and mind.

Michael Burlacu B.Sc., Yoga Siromani, RYT
Since 1993, he has had the opportunity to study, practice and teach Yoga in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Caribbean.

www.BurlacuYoga.ca

255 MacKay St. Third floor
Ottawa
613-806-5717
michael@BurlacuYoga.ca

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March 2010 Yoga Retreat
Apr 04, 2010 - Apr 11, 2010

March 4-11, 2010

Leaving from Ottawa to Tulum, Mexico... Yoga Your Way Today is having its first annual yoga retreat. Prepare for the magic of Tulum where endless white sand beaches and crystal clear ocean water comes together to create an unforgettable yoga experience.

www.yogayourwaytoday.com/yoga-retreats.htm


Tulum, Mexico
613-302-5561
jessica@yogayourwaytoday.com

Music for Meditation
Jun 06, 2010

The compostions of spiritual master Sri Chinmoy arranged by Sangit Surabhi, a vocal and instrumental group that draws influences from classical chamber music, folk music and eastern percussion.
Presented at The Garden of Light (gift shop), FREE ADMISSION
Please call 613-680 5727 to reserve a space.

www.gardenoflight.ca

1099 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-680 5727

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2nd Annual Yogathon for Team Diabetes
Aug 08, 2010
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Join us for SEVEN HOURS of yoga in 2010! Support Team Diabetes and get a tax receipt with every registration!

Sign up for 1-7 hours. All levels welcome! Even if you've never tried Yoga before, this is a great way to get started! There will be snacks and treats, and over $1000 in door prizes!

Please email mike_and_crys_team_diabetes@hotmail.com for more info and to register!

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127924813916338

342 Gladstone Ave.
Ottawa

mike_and_crys_team_diabetes@hotmail.com

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Opening the Heart and Overcoming the Ego through Yoga and Ki and Heart Meditation
Aug 13, 2010 - Aug 15, 2010
Day & Time Details in Description - Day & Time Details in Description

We invite you to come and share with us
the magic of transformation through yoga,
meditation, chanting and healthy eating on
the mystical land of Centre Tara, which offers sweeping views of the Appalachian mountains.

This will be a retreat in nature to be present with one’s body, Heart and breath, allowing you to re-center and to nourish your sacred contact with Source.

The retreat will include:
• daily yoga practices with Anne (all levels)
• Ki and Heart meditation sessions with Lawrence (to awaken
the power of the Heart and to change our lives through Ki)
• Buddhist chanting
• a delicious healthy vegetarian menu
(from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
• access to a lovely freshwater pond, a sauna
and hiking trails

TOTAL COST (tax included)
• $305,00 (dormitory)
• $325,00 (double room w/ shared bathroom)
• $335,00 (double room w/ private bathroom)

Centre Tara is located in the magnificent Eastern Townships region. It is nestled on 108 acres of abundant forest and nature with many inviting trails to inspire the
heart and soul.

LAWRENCE LEFCORT is a certified Tao Shiatsu practitioner, yoga and meditation teacher, disciplines he has practiced since 1996 with master teachers throughout Asia and North America. He incorporates a strong meditative foundation into his teaching and bodywork. For complete info visit:
www.holistic-hands.com

ANNE MERGAULT has practiced yoga and meditation since 2001, and feels profound gratitude to be able to share the benefits of these disciplines with those around her. In 2008 she completed her Teacher Training certification with Hart Lazer in the Hatha tradition, and largely inspired by the Ashtanga and Iyengar disciplines. Her practices are guided by softness, respecting the proper alignment of the body and the natural limits of each person.

www.centretara.com

Centre Tara
Bonsecours
514-278-6513
lawrence@holistic-hands.com

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Embodying The Great Compassionate One and Introducing Dying with Confidence
Sep 24, 2010 - Sep 26, 2010

OUR WONDERFUL FRIEND AND TEACHER IS COMING BACK TO OTTAWA FROM TIBET....

A Three Day Retreat on the Practice of Avalokitesvara, the Embodiment of Compassion in Ottawa with Anyen Rinpoche Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26, 2010.

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop a Loving Kindness meditation practice or deepen an already established Secret Mantrayana practice. Anyen Rinpoche will be introducing his new book, Dying with Confidence, Friday night. The remainder of the weekend will be dedicated to receiving the empowerment called "the self-liberation of suffering," transmission and instructions on the practice of Avalotikesvara.

Rinpoche will teach on a special text that was revealed as a mind treasure by the great Dzogchen master Padma Kongtrul Namgyal Zangbo. We will also have the opportunity to practice together and clarify through question and answers.

We have enjoyed receiving teachings from Anyen Rinpoche twice over the past year in Ottawa, and hope you will join us for this very special weekend. All are welcome to attend regardless of experience, as this practice is one that can be done by pure beginners as well as experienced Tantrikas, and is beneficial to all.

Anyen Rinpoche is an esteemed scholar and fifth in an unbroken lineage of heart sons who received their lineage of the Longchen Nyingthig and Dzogchen teachings directly from the renowned Dzogchen master Patrul Rinpoche. In addition to teaching throughout North America and Asia, he is also on the faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta, Momentary Buddhahood, and Dying with Confidence (October, 2010). You can learn more about Anyen Rinpoche at www.anyenrinpoche.com.

www.santoshayoga.com/workshops.html#etg

298 Elgin St.
Ottawa
613 237 7447
info@santoshayoga.com

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Free Concert of Meditation Music
Oct 03, 2010

The compostions of spiritual master Sri Chinmoy arranged by Sangit Surabhi, a vocal and instrumental group that draws influences from classical chamber music, folk music and eastern percussion.

Presented at The Garden of Light (gift shop), 1099 Bank St.
Sunday October 3 at 7pm
Please call 613-680 5727 to reserve a space.

SangitSurabhi.ca

1099 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-680 5727

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Yoga in Bhutan
Oct 15, 2010 - Oct 27, 2010

Welcome to Yoga Travels! We are very excited to be able to offer trips of yoga and culture into the Land of the Dragons - beautiful, breathtaking Bhutan. Bhutan is located between Tibet and Northeastern India. Our trips offer a bold look at this unique country whose Buddhist spirituality fills every aspect of life. If you are a yogi and your travelling companion doesn't practice yoga - no problem, this is an incredible journey for both yogis and non-yogis.

All of our trips have 3 team members; a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, a government certified, Bhutanese tour leader and a Bhutanese driver. The yoga classes will explore various concepts such as; breathing, meditation, mind/body connection, posture alignment, strength and flexibility. We will have the privilege of visiting monasteries, museums, cities and small villages while travelling through the incredible Himalayan countryside.

Whatever your level of yoga and travel, you can be confident that you will be guided through a country and a yoga experience like no other.
Yoga in Bhutan
October 15 - 27, 2010
May 18 - 30, 2011
June 1 - 13, 2011

www.yogatravels.ca

Yoga Travels
Ottawa
6138835850
info@yogatravels.ca

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Enter The Heart Temple - Meditative music to uplift the soul.
Oct 17, 2010
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Soul stirring melodies of Sri Chinmoy arranged and performed by different vocal and instrumental groups. An experience of inner peace to open the Heart and nourish the Soul.
Call 613- 232 2387 to reserve a space. FREE ADMISSION

SangitSurabhi.ca / Pavaka.com

610 Cumberland Street, Perez Building, Freiman Recital Hall
Ottawa
613- 232 2387

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yogaTHRIVE©
Oct 20, 2010 - Dec 08, 2010
12:00PM - 1:15PM

yogaTHRIVE© is a NEW therapeutic yoga program designed specifically for people who have an experience with cancer (on & off treatment). Scientifically proven, this 8-week series will help improve body mechanics, breathing, ease, flexibility and strength. It is progressive and builds slowly yet deliberately so that by the end of the course you will feel better-stronger, more relaxed and in more control.

Maureen Fallis, Director at Surround Circle Yoga and certified yogaTHRIVE teacher is pleased to launch the first series during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Men & Women are welcome!

October 6th – November 24th
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:15pm
$88.00 (HST included)

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-730-6649
maureen.fallis@sympatico.ca

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Partner Yoga
Oct 22, 2010
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Discover the joy of playful communication through yoga, massage, meridian stretching and breath work. Enrich your relationship! Deepen your ability to listen. Appreciate and connect with your partner. Nurture, touch, stretch and support each other in a relaxed and supportive environment. Guest Facilitators: Eileen Scully, RN, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Therapist and Ed Religa, Certified Shiatsu Therapist / Acupuncturist.

Friday, October 22, 2010
7:00 – 9:00pm
$50.00 per couple (HST included)

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-730-6649
maureen.fallis@sympatico.ca

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Free Incense and Essential Oil Workshop
Oct 24, 2010
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Learn more about essential oils and incense, their place of origin, history and use. The workshop is offered by Ottawa University professor Utsahi St-Amand, who traveled many times to Nepal.
Presented at The Garden of Light (gift shop).Please call 613-680 5727 to reserve your place. Free Admission.

www.gardenoflight.ca

1099 Bank Street, at the Garden of Light
Ottawa
613-680 5727

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Insight Workshop ~ That’s Me! Designing a storyboard for your life
Oct 30, 2010
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Now is the time for you to suspend your disbelief ~ to believe that anything is possible in your life ~ and to embrace change. Be brave and take the leap ~ what comes next will amaze you!
A personal story board, some call it a vision board others call it a dream sheet, is a simple yet powerful tool, it is a physical visual manifestation of the change you want to bring to your life. In this experiential workshop we will be experimenting with a variety of exercises that will help you focus on the positive aspects of your life and on what you want to achieve or receive in your future.
You deserve to live the dreams you once only imagined! Real change is possible – an extraordinary life of total fulfillment is within reach.

Saturday, October 30th, 2010
10:00am –6:00pm
$95.00 (HST is included)

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-730-6649
maureen.fallis@sympatico.ca

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JourneyDance©
Nov 12, 2010
7:00PM - 9:00PM

JourneyDance is a celebration of loving your body and loving your life! By weaving simple, guided moving sequences along with free exploration, you will find yourself reconnecting with an innate state of joyous well-being. Practicing barefoot to inspiring world music the mind becomes clear, free and positive; the body supple, energized, and powerful. ‘Your’ dance becomes an empowering journey of transformation!

Guest Artist ~ Facilitator: Dodie Sobretodo

Friday, November 12, 2010
7:00 – 9:00pm
Fee: $20.00 (HST included)
www.surroundcircleyoga.com
www.journeydanceottawa.com

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa


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Enter The Heart Temple - Meditative music to uplift the soul.
Nov 28, 2010
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Soul stirring melodies of Sri Chinmoy arranged and performed by different vocal and instrumental groups. An experience
of inner peace to open the Heart and nourish the Soul. Please call 613- 232 2387 to reserve a space. FREE ADMISSION

www.sangitsurabhi.ca / www.Pavaka.com

610 Cumberland Street, Perez Building, Freiman Recital Hall
Ottawa
613- 232 2387

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Bhakti Connection
Dec 10, 2010
7:00PM - 9:00PM

If you like listening to yoga music? Why not create your own? Join us for an interactive gathering - creating blissful vibrations with voice and instrumentation to open the heart. Kirtan is an opportunity to experience Naad Yoga (the Yoga of Sound) and Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion).

All voices welcome, and no experience is necessary. Children and babies are encouraged to come! Bring a drum, shaker or other instruments if you play.

Guest Artists: Tara Porter, Amanda Porter, Joe Ronco

December 10, 2010
7:00 – 9:00pm
Fee: $20.00 (HST included)
www.surroundcircleyoga.com
www.thebhakticonnection.com

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa


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Children's Yoga
Jan 19, 2011 - Mar 30, 2011
6:00PM - 8:45PM

Bai Ling Yoga will be holding a Winter Yoga Session in 2011.


1. Children's yoga ages 3-6
This session is 10 weeks long. Classes run Wednesday, January 19 - Wednesday March 30th. Class is 30 minutes in length.
Class will be from 6:00pm-6:30pm.
Cost is $75

2. Children's Yoga ages 7-13
This session is 10 weeks long. Classes run Wednesday, January 19th - Wednesday, March 30th. Classes will be from 6:40pm -7:40pm.
Cost is $100

3. Teenage Yoga ages 14-16
This session is 10 weeks long. Classes run Wednesday, January 19 - Wednesday March 30th. Class will be from 7:45pm-8:45pm.
Cost is $100

All Winter Yoga Sessions are eligable for the Quebec Children's Fitness Tax Credit.

To register send an email to BaiLingYoga@hotmail.com or call Jessica at 613 316 6776.

701 Du Plateau Blvd
Gatineau (Alymer Sector)
613 316 6776
bailingyoga@hotmail.com

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yogaTHRIVE©

yogaTHRIVE©
Jan 19, 2011 - Mar 09, 2011

yogaTHRIVE© is a therapeutic yoga program designed specifically for people who have an experience with cancer; on and off treatment.

This eight-week course will help improve the mechanics of a body that has been touched by cancer: give you the tools to deepen and expand your ability to breathe, aid in increasing flexibility and building back the strength that potentially was lost. It is progressive and builds slowly yet deliberately so that by the end of the program you will feel better-stronger, more relaxed and in more control.

Taught by Surround Circle Yoga director Maureen Fallis who is certified to teach the yogaTHRIVE© program.

January 19 – March 9
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:15pm
$88.00 (HST included)

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-730-6649

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http://dantaya.com

Yoga Ski/Snowboard Weekend
Jan 28, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011
5:00PM - 11:00AM

Immerse yourself in a weekend of rejuvenating yoga, learn ancient Vedic meditations, share bright delicious vegetarian meals with new friends and don't forget- Carve up some Powder!

Our mission for this weekend is to have as much fun as possible while balancing our energies with a yogic lifestyle.

$335 for two nights and all meals and classes(lift tickets not included)

Vist our website for more info
http://www.dantaya.com

dantaya.com

189 CH. WHEELER
Mont Tremblant

info@dantaya.com

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JourneyDance
Jan 28, 2011
7:00PM - 9:00PM

JourneyDance is a celebration of loving your body and loving your life! By weaving simple, guided moving sequences along with free exploration, you will find yourself reconnecting with an innate state of joyous well-being. Practicing barefoot to inspiring world music the mind becomes clear, free and positive; the body supple, energized, and powerful. ‘Your’ dance becomes an empowering journey of transformation!

Guest Artist ~ Facilitator: Dodie Sobretodo

Friday, January 28, 2011
7:00 – 9:00pm
Fee: $20.00 ($15.00 students & seniors) HST included

www.journeydanceottawa.com

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-730-6649

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Journey of the Yogini - Celebrate and Liberate Your Hips!
Jan 30, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Celebrate and Liberate your Hips!

Ask yourself when the last time was you proclaimed “I love my hips!”? Typically that’s not, as women, our first thought. And that’s why you can join yoga teacher Megan Campbell in this unique two hour workshop style class that not only focuses on breaking through the weaknesses and congestion in our hips, but also unlocking the power that is stored there.

The hips are a major joint in the body used constantly in our daily lives. They are the center of movement. It is in the hips that we carry our own weight as well as, the weight of the world. The hips are a holding site for our feelings and memories connected to security, survival, communication, and relationships.

Throughout the class we will explore the movement in our hips, our connections to this area as women, and the associated chakras. We will be working on stimulating weak muscles but also gradually releasing physical and emotional tension that can get trapped in the hips. And as with all ‘Journey of the Yogini’ workshops, there will also be time for discussion, journaling, and a guided meditation, so by the end of the class you will have a new sense of appreciation for your hips!

www.journeyoftheyogini.com


Ottawa
613-234-7974
heartnsouleast@gmail.com

Partner Yoga
Feb 11, 2011
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Discover the joy of playful communication through yoga, massage, meridian stretching and breath work. Enrich your relationship! Deepen your ability to listen. Appreciate and connect with your partner. Nurture, touch, stretch and support each other in a relaxed and supportive environment. Guest Facilitators: Eileen Scully, RN, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Therapist and Ed Religa, Certified Shiatsu Therapist / Acupuncturist.

Friday, February 11, 2011
7:00 – 9:00pm
$50.00 per couple (HST included)

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-730-6649

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Tibetan Bowl Concert
Feb 13, 2011 - Feb 13, 2011
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Event: Tibetan Bowl Concert :
"Heaven and Earth" muscians will present spirtitual music in tune with singing bowls,bells and gongs. Heaven and Earth is composed of muscians playing Antique Singing Bowls,Concet flute,penny whistle,ocarina,gongs and bells.

www.gardenoflight.ca

1099 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-680-5727
chitrini@goldenboat.net

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Kirtan Celebration at Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic
Feb 19, 2011 - Feb 19, 2011
2:00PM - 5:00PM

Kirtan concert to Celebrate Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic's 7th Anniversary

This ancient form of participatory chanting will move you into bliss!
Metta's musical yoga instructors Lynne Cardinal and Michael Fahey will lead us in some simple songs that honor that "divine spark" in each of us.

We'll also have some tasty Indian treats and teas and you'll have a chance to learn more about our Master Teachers who bring to Metta decades of experience in yoga, yoga philosophy, meditation and healing practices from the far East.

When: Saturday February 19th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Metta Massage & Yoga Clinic, 421 Richmond Road, Suite 201. Yoga Room

For more information and to RSVP visit
http://mettamassage.com/news-resources

Friends and family welcome! All voices welcome. No experience needed. Free event.

www.mettamassage.com

421 Richmond Road 201
Ottawa
613-724-4747
info@mettamassage.com

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Amnesty International 18 Hour Yoga Marathon
Apr 9, 2011 - Apr 9, 2011
4:00AM - 10:00PM

Support Amnesty International\'s Maternal health campaign by collecting donations and participating for as much of the marathon as you can. Prenatal options in each class!

www.yogainrussell.com

Hyer Destination, 2064 Forced Road
Vars
613-818-0082
jen.bell.harding@mac.com

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Partner Yoga
May 06, 2011
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Join us for a Partner Yoga workshop by with Susan Mcewen and Craig Tardif on Friday, May 6th, from 7:00-9:00PM.

Come to the workshop on your own or with a friend as we build supportive group energy, exploring postures solo, in pairs and in groups of different sizes.

The practice of Partner Yoga can be mindful play, taking us places we might not have traveled by ourselves. Partners support one another in opening, stretching, and venturing into new territory by working together through postures and breath.

Participants of all starting points and levels of experience are welcome to join us with a sense of humour and adventure as together we breathe, flow, stretch, and grow.

The cost is $20 per person.

www.elationcentre.com

360 Kirkwood Avenue North Suite 201
Ottawa

registration@elationcentre.com

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Free Concert
Jun 25, 2011
7:30PM - 9:00PM

Free Concert Featuring Heaven and Earth.
Improvised spiritual music with Singing Bowls, Gongs,Bells,Flute and Percussion.
Please call 613-680-5727 to reserve your place.
Location :The Garden of Light at 1099 Bank Street.

www.gardenoflight.ca

1099 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-680-5727
nstaman@uottawa.ca

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Esalen R Massage Certification Training

Esalen R Massage Certification Training
Jul 24, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011
Day & Time Details in Description - Day & Time Details in Description

28-day Esalen® Massage Certification Training in Quebec, Canada

• Training is held in the Quebec Laurentians (Canada), 3 hours drive from Montreal (2 hours drive from Ottawa). Transportation from Montreal airport/downtown to the Training Site included.
• Teachers from Esalen Institute (www.esalen.org):
Char Pias (www.piasoma.com) &
Jessica Fagan (www.jessicafagan.com)
• From July 24 to August 21, 2011

This professional course provides 190 hours of training in Esalen® Massage, a unique approach to the body. It is not only comprised of physical techniques, it is a way of being, a philosophy of touch. Classes will include lectures and demonstrations of fundamental massage skills and supervised practice sessions amongst class participants. Students will be able to perform a complete massage session in accordance with the technique studied. The teaching method will be primarily experiential learning. Emphasis will be on supporting students to develop a balance between technique, intuition and creativity. Meditation and yoga will be taught daily as a base for centering, self-care, and developing presence.

Contact
• For information and registration: www.centre-eauvie.com
• You can reach Alain at 1-514-924-6840 or Sylvie at 1-450-512-7725

www.centre-eauvie.com

93, Dwight
Morin-Heights
514-924-6840
info@centre-eauvie.com

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Chakra Workshop At Shanti Retreat
Sep 02, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011
5:00PM - 3:30PM

Discover the esoteric background of the chakras according to the Indian & Tibetan tantric tradition. Manu Mougenot an accomplished yogi and skilled facilitator and co-founder of the Agama Yoga Branch school in Dharamsala, India will be the guest instructor.

This workshop combines fascinating theory with everyday examples of how to better understand ourselves, others and to harness the energies of the Universe. Explore the chakras through a creative combination of hatha yoga, meditation, music and movement. Learn yogic techniques for awakening and balancing your subtle centers, the bridge between matter and spirit.

All inclusive 2 nights $300 +HST

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Mystical Belly Dance Weekend
Sep 09, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011
5:00PM - 4:00PM

UNVEIL YOUR FEMININE MYSTERY


Take a magic carpet ride into the sacred movements of belly dance bliss where you will discover new dimensions of your femininity with guest instructor Monika. www.mysticalbellydance.net. 



Utilizing classical belly dance as a foundation, Mystical Dance® weaves together tantric theory, chakra energy work, yoga, meditation and sacred dance traditions to create a unique and transformational Shakti experience for all women, regardless of dance level.  


All inclusive 2 nights $300+HST

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Goddess Weekend Retreat: Unveil your Feminine Mystery through yoga and mystical bellydance
Sep 09, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011
2:00PM - 3:30PM

Take a magic carpet ride into the sacred movements of belly dance bliss where you will discover new dimensions of your femininity with guest instructor Monika. www.mysticalbellydance.net.

Utilizing classical belly dance as a foundation, Mystical Dance® weaves together tantric theory, chakra energy work, yoga, meditation and sacred dance traditions to create a unique and transformational Shakti experience for all women, regardless of dance level. 

All inclusive 2 nights $300+HST

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Yin Yoga and Whole Foods Retreat with Siobhan McAuley
Sep 16, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011
3 - 1

$350 all inclusive

Your retreat includes:

• 2 nights shared accommodation

• 4 delicious vegetarian whole food meals

• 4 yin yoga sessions

• Evening whole foods workshop and an optional farm tour

Spaces are limited. Register now!

www.stirringthesoul.com

Shanti Yoga Retreat
Wolfe Island

csmcauley@gmail.com

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Yogic Astrology Workshop
Sep 23, 2011 - Sep 25, 2011
5:00PM - 4:00PM

In this workshop guest instructor, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, teacher of the ancient lines of Indian and Tibetan Yoga and founder of Agama yoga, provides powerful insights into the origin and spiritual aspects of Astrology.

Astrological and planetary influences will be explained in a Yogic way; from the standpoint of the seven chakras, five basic elements, and other concepts from Swami’s spiritual practice. Participants will gain knowledge regarding natal charts, signs, planetary influences/aspects, as well as more esoteric information pertaining to karma and Astrology.

All inclusive 2 nights $300+HST

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Discover Energy Yoga with Wendy and Darin and special guest instructor Swami Vivekananda will presen
Sep 23, 2011 - Sep 25, 2011
2::00PM - 3::30PM

In this workshop guest instructor, Swami Vivekananda, teacher of the ancient lines of Indian and Tibetan Yoga and founder of Agama yoga, provides powerful insights into the origin and spiritual aspects of Astrology.

Astrological and planetary influences will be explained in a Yogic way; from the standpoint of the seven chakras, five basic elements, and other concepts from Swami’s spiritual practice. Participants will gain knowledge regarding natal charts, signs, planetary influences/aspects, as well as more esoteric information pertaining to karma and Astrology.

All inclusive 2 nights $300+HST

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Kids Yoga
Sep 27, 2011

Whether your young yogi (8 – 12 year old) is overflowing with energy or a shy & quiet soul – Tara Porter’s passion for working with youth and teaching yoga will spark a balance in the life of your young one.

Each week, we will explore various yoga postures and play cooperative yoga-related games; some weeks, as a means of meditation, more artistic or theatre projects will be included. All sessions will conclude with a sharing circle – fostering community connection and understanding amongst peers. To learn more … (link to page on SCY website).

When: Tuesdays (10-week series begins on September 27th)
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Fee: $125.00 (cash or cheque only)
Email: Tara @ info@taraporter.ca or call 613-806-2684
Surround Circle Yoga is located at 15 Aylmer Avenue in Old Ottawa South

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

5 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-806-2684

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Breath That Moves Us
Sep 30, 2011 - Oct 02, 2011

In our corner of the planet, autumn is the season of the harvest. While nature takes a gigantic exhale into her season of contentment, many of us gear up for new beginnings, go back to school and plan the year ahead. Our yoga practice can help keep us energetic and content in healthy balance. Our weekend combines dynamic movement with deep relaxation practices and tools you can use for balancing your vital energy.

devatree.com/retreats/

Shanti B&B Yoga Retreat Centre
Wolfe Island, near Kingston
519-936-0033
info@devatree.com

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Yoga and Daily Life Workshop
Oct 07, 2011 - Oct 09, 2011
5:00PM - 4:00PM

In this workshop guest instructor, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, teacher of the ancient lines of Indian and Tibetan Yoga and founder of Agama yoga, provides deeper insights into the world of the yogis, how to live from these examples and gain an empowered attitude toward life.

Swami will offer practical yogic techniques to help one enhance their health, manage their emotions, creativity, mental energy and focus. As well, in this workshop, participants will become more aware of how to seize all available opportunities throughout the day for spiritual practice.

All inclusive 2 nights $300+HST

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Spiritual Heart Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Claudiu Trandafir
Oct 28, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011
2:00PM - 3:30PM

Claudiu Trandafir, also known as Sahajananda, is a meditation teacher with over 25 years of experience in yoga, Tantra and Advaita Vedanta. Through his spiritual practice, he has been blessed with a penetrating insight into the nature of being and existence. As such, he is sharing his experiential and direct spiritual knowledge via highly efficient methods, designed to allow us to transcend our daily existence and bring us closer to the nature of Truth.



The Revelation of the Spiritual Heart retreat is one of the most beloved ways to spend time delving into the mystery of one’s Self, and in the depth of the Spiritual Heart where language and symbols become superfluous.

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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The Bhakti Connection
Nov 04, 2011
7:00PM - 9:00PM

If you enjoy singing and if you like listening to yoga music ~ join The Bhakti Connection at Surround Circle Yoga where we will create blissful vibrations with voice and instruments to open the heart. Kirtan is an opportunity to experience Naad Yoga (the Yoga of Sound) and Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), a type of yoga that is whole and complete on its own.

The Bhakti Connection, a group of yogis and musicians, collectively strive to explore both the traditional and more modernized world of Chanting and Devotional music – the result a blissful fusion of sound, voice, intricate and/or simple musical adaptations that are inspiring to the ear and heart; as well as alluring arrangements to unite the body, mind and spirit.

When: Friday, November 4, 2011
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Fee: $15.00; students & seniors $10.00 (HST included)
Online Registration: www.surroundcircleyoga.com or pay at the door

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa


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Yoga & Nia Retreat
Nov 18, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011

Follow your Body's Bliss Yoga & Nia Retreat on beautiful Wolfe Island in the Thousand Islands near Kingston. Explore moving Your Body's way in dynamic Nia classes, awaken using the 5 Stages of Healing, engage in expressive & creative arts sessions, Yoga classes, dine on sumptuous vegetarian meals, detox in infrared sauna sessions. Perfect treat for the November blahs!

shantiretreat.ca/events.htm

Shanti Retreat
Wolfe Island
4168184162
andreatimar1@rogers.com

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Lymphatic Massage Training
Nov 19, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011

You will learn in an experiential way the most effective massage techniques for circulation, and most especially any form of edema (swelling). You will learn ways to assist individuals who suffer with migraines, chronic fatigue, arthritis, and high blood pressure. Lymphatic Massage is non-invasive and safe. It helps to clear inflammation, toxins within the body and has a way of eliciting a positive response, enhancing all body functions.

Workshop Details
When: November 19 & 20, 2011
Time: Saturday 9:00 – 6:00pm & Sunday 1:00 – 6:00pm
Investment: $375/$325 *Pay by cash or cheque 3 weeks in advance and save $50.00!!
Register: call Jan Vincent at 613-235-2294 or email jan.vincent@bluecrane.ca
Surround Circle Yoga is located at 15 Aylmer Avenue in Old Ottawa South

About the Instructor
Jan Vincent is a Certified Shiatsu Therapist and a Certified Lymphatic Massage Therapist. She has been providing Complimentary Health Care with Blue Crane Wellness and Yoga for over 20 years.

www.surroundcircleyoga.com

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-235-2294
jan.vincent@bluecrane.ca

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Sunshine Yoga Retreat Weekend
Jun 21, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012

Join us as we connect with the energy of the summer sun and feel it charge our bodies, minds and hearts.

www.devatree.com

Shanti B&B Yoga Retreat Centre
Wolfe Island

info@devatree.com

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Shanti Retreat: Canada Day Long Weekend Fun in the Sun Yoga Retreat with Wendy and Darin
Jun 29, 2012 - Jul 01, 2012

Darin and Wendy invite you to Shanti’s Canada Day Long Weekend.

There are two options available this weekend. The 2 night option is $300 plus HST=$339

Retreat Weekend Schedule

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
….leisure time!
3:45pm – meditation
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – satsang

Sunday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

The 3 night option includes an extra night's accomodation (Sunday), Sunday afternoon yoga and dinner, as well as Monday morning yoga and brunch.

The 3 night/4day option is $425 plus HST=$480.25.


No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Call us to arrange a complimentary pick up once you arrive on the Island.

Guests are also invited to enjoy complimentary use of a canoe and kayaks, great swimming, water tramp and infra-red sauna.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Shanti Retreat: Mid-Week Yoga Retreat with Wendy and Darin
Jul 10, 2012 - Jul 12, 2012

We invite you to a mid-week yoga retreat at Shanti.

The 2 night option is $300 plus HST ($339 )
Retreat Weekend Schedule

Tuesday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – satsang (informal gathering)

Wednesday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
….leisure time!
3:45pm – meditation
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – satsang

Thursday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us to arrange a complimentary pick up once you arrive on the Island.

Guests are also invited to enjoy complimentary use of a canoe and kayaks, great swimming, water tramp and infra-red sauna.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Shanti Retreat: Weekend of Chant and Yoga with Shyamdas, Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer and Friends
Aug 03, 2012 - Aug 05, 2012

This heart opening retreat will explore the sacred healing sounds of ancient mantra and the joyous singing of Kirtan (a practice of devotional or Bhakti Yoga). The weekend will consist of daily yoga classes led by Wendy and Darin, meditation, in-depth Saturday afternoon chant workshop and special evening Kirtan concerts led by Shyamdas (Saturday), Brenda, Adam and friends (Friday). Delicious vegetarian meals will be served and there will be free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful waterfront setting of Shanti. The weekend is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Shyamdas, author, and musician, engages participants in sharing his experience of Bhakti Yoga through Kirtan, songs and dynamic stories of the path of devotion, with infectious joy and spontaneity. www.shyamdas.com

Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide to share her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous practice of Kirtan. Warm & inviting, Brenda's voice expresses the soul of a lifetime seeker and musical pilgrim. www.brendamcmorrow.com

Adam Bauer, Shyamdas’ "soul brother" is a blissful, benevolent being who loves to "bhaj". His humour and goodness are matched only by the spiritual funk he conjures with his bass. His voice and music are enough to get anyone in the divine mood. www.dharmaboutique.com

No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Call us and we will pick you up upon arrival on Wolfe Island.

All inclusive rate of $360pp plus HST ($406.80)

Includes 2 night’s accomodation, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga and chant program (Friday afternoon-Sunday afternoon).

Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary use of a canoe and kayaks, great swimming, water tramp and infra-red sauna.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Shanti Retreat: Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra; The Art of Lucid Sleep and Dreams with Manu Mougenot
Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 02, 2012

An accomplished yogi and skilled facilitator, Manu travels the world leading workshops and pursuing his own spiritual journey. He is also a co-founder of the Agama Yoga Branch school in Dharamsala, India. Please see the website www.shivashaktiyoga.net to learn more about Manu.


Yoga Nidra is most commonly practiced as a technique for deep relaxation and rejuvenation but this yogic science goes well beyond this, enabling us to remember and control our dreams, to pass through the stages of sleep with awareness, and ultimately to experience what is called the super-conscious state. Based on Indian and Tibetan yogic teachings and incorporating modern parapsychology, this workshop is highly informative and interactive, and will offer you practical tools for transforming your night’s rest into a powerful spiritual opportunity.

Retreat weekend schedule.

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
….leisure time!
1:00-4:15pm – Yoga Nidra mini-workshop
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – satsang

Sunday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
noon-3pm- Yoga Nidra workshop continued.


This retreat includes 2 night’s accommodation, 4 vegetarian buffet meals, 4 yoga classes, guided meditation, silent morning walks, and an infrared sauna session. Friday afternoon -Sunday afternoon. The 2 night rate is $325 or $367.25 with HST.

Optional Long Weekend Package
For an extra night’s accommodation on Sunday as well as 2 meals, and 2 yoga classes please add $125 plus HST. The 3 night rate is $450 or $508.50 with HST

No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Call us to arrange a complimentary pick up once you arrive on the island.

Includes 2 night’s accomodation, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga and chant program (Friday afternoon-Sunday afternoon).

Guests are also invited to enjoy complimentary use of a canoe and kayaks, great swimming, water tramp and infra-red sauna.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
info@shantiretreat.ca

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VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Sep 05, 2012 - Sep 26, 2012

200 hour Yoga Teachers Training & Certification in Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga

September 5-26,2012

This is a comprehensive Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. It is Yoga Alliance Approved. At the end of the course you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, simply by sending in a copy of your certificate. You will be qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, otherwise known as Power Yoga.

•This residentialthree week intensive Yoga Teacher Training is an exceptionally high quality, comprehensive,and transformative experience.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
www.froglotusyoga.com/retreats/canada.htm

www.froglotusyoga.com

SHANTI RETREAT
Kingston

froglotusstudio@gmail.com

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VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Sep 05, 2012 - Sep 26, 2012

200 hour Yoga Teachers Training & Certification in Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga
with Jennifer Yarro, director & owner
of Frog Lotus Yoga

September 5-26,2012

This is a comprehensive Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. It is Yoga Alliance Approved. At the end of the course you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, simply by sending in a copy of your certificate. You will be qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, otherwise known as Power Yoga.

Style
The style we teach is a creative, dynamic, and intelligent flow which can be easily adapted to different levels and different tempos. Over 100 poses will be covered in-depth during the training with special attention to anatomical sequencing and skillful assists. At the end of the training you will be fully qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga and its variations such as Power Flow or Core Flow.

About The Training
This three-week intensive Yoga Teacher Training is an exceptionally high quality, comprehensive, and transformative experience. This Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour course is passionately and masterfully led by Jennifer Yarro, E-RYT 500, owner and director of Frog Lotus Yoga.

Jennifer has developed a devoted following because of her unique teaching style which blends the wisdom of Hatha Yoga, vigorous Vinyasa, cleansing Kundalini, and a deep understanding of the physical and energetic body. Her lively classes bring a fresh awareness to timeless principles of skeletal alignment and muscular engagement, that builds strength, skill, and fluidity to support one's personal practice. Her passion for bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage influence her love for teaching 'Hands-On Adjustments for Yoga Asana' which will be an integral part of the training. Jennifer's compassion and willingness to hold space for growth has made her an accessible mentor and friend to the hundreds of yoga teachers she has trained.

If you are searching for a program where you will receive full support, expert instruction, and lasting inspiration, Frog Lotus Yoga is the place for you. In the Yoga Teacher Training you will find a safe space to push your own edge and will emerge open-hearted, radiant with confidence, brimming with possibility, and fully prepared to teach!

Come to explore new possibilities !

for more information check out www.froglotusyoga.com

www.froglotusyoga.com




Frog Lotus Yoga
Shanti Retreat

froglotusstudio@gmail.com

www.froglotusyoga.com

Frog Lotus Yoga
Shanti Retreat
KINGSTON, ON
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Vikasa Yoga 200h teacher training in Koh Samui, Thailand
Sep 16, 2012 - Oct 14, 2012
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Event Description:

You spend one month learning about your passion in our classic, Thai style wooden house at a beautiful and healthy setting between the mountains and the sea, recharging and even upgrading your batteries!
You get our 200 hour Yoga Alliance standard Yoga Teacher Training course which covers everything you need and more to go out and start teaching Yoga right away!
You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experiences to you for the rest of your life!
You’ll transform yourself to be a person that is easier to be happy, harder to be upset, and all around wiser, fitter, and healthier.

More importantly, each of our five teachers is dedicated and passionate about what they will be teaching you. They live what they teach! This makes for a high quality course with lots of practical application, perfect for budding, soon-to-be Yoga teachers. You’ll be witnessing and experiencing yourself in new ways through practice, anatomical demonstrations, philosophical lessons…lessons that show you the subtleties of what it means to be a human being awakening into a undeniably new stage in the evolution of consciousness. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be. And, whether you plan to go on from your training as a teacher, or a practitioner with a deeper appreciation for yourself and the yogic lifestyle, you’ll be confident and energized to give a little more love to the world around you as you live a happier and healthier life.

Deciding to do a Yoga Teacher Training in Asia, especially in Thailand, has some nice benefits. Thai culture is infused with Buddhism which is an offspring of the ancient Yogic philosophies. It reflects in the behavior and character of the people here who generally tend to be very friendly and polite. You’ll find lots of inspiration visiting the Thai temples and seeing people make ritual offerings all over the place. And even though most Thai’s are Buddhist, they also incorporate the Hindu deities used by the traditional Yogis of India. It’s common to see statues of Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati, and so on. The climate here is also just right for having a vigorous and detoxifying practice.

Event Website:
www.evolutionofyoga.com/ttc


Contact Information:
+66831077397
info@evolutionofyoga.com

Location:
Vikasa Yoga Center
Koh Samui, Thailand

www.evolutionofyoga.com

Vikasa Yoga Center 25/57 Moo 6 Bo Phut
Koh Samui
+66831077397
info@evolutionofyoga.com

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YOGA and RAW JUICE Fast Retreat
Sep 28, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012
2 - 2

A week-end of yoga and raw juice fasting at the beautiful Shanti Yoga Retreat on Wolfe Island.
Pierrette Claude RYT500 will lead gentle Yin and Kripalu style yoga classes while Erika Wolff, Raw Food Expert from the Hippocrates Health Institute will teach us the art of detoxifying juicing.

www.powerofraw.com

Shanti Yoga Retreat
Wolfe Island
613 476 5500
kenypierrette@hotmail.com

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Weekend Yoga Retreat and Art of Dying Workshop at Shanti Retreat
Oct 05, 2012 - Oct 07, 2012

INSTRUCTOR
Swami Vivekananda Saraswati is a yoga master who lectures with passion and a great sense of humour. He inspires others with personal examples as well as from quotes from numerous ancient texts and spiritual masters.

When he is not teaching at the Agama school headquarters in Southern Thailand, he can be found lecturing and giving workshops around the world. Please see the website www.agamayoga.com to learn more about Swami.

Wendy and Darin from Shanti will teach 3 yoga classes as well as a guided meditation session.

WORKSHOP
This weekend workshop addresses one of life’s great passages; the spiritual preparation for death. Today, especially with the secularization of daily life, we are witnessing a lack of awareness regarding the phenomenon of death, as well as a deep spiritual ignorance of its meaning.

The contrast between the air of celebration regarding birth and the cloud of taboo surrounding death and dying is reason enough to highlight the need for this workshop.

In Yoga, the process of dying is considered very important from the standpoint of one’s spiritual evolution and future destiny. Hence, The Art of Dying workshop will provide yogic training to prepare for death using methods from both Indian and Tibetan yoga. The Bardo Thodol, theTibetan manual of death and dying, will be the resource used to teach an understanding of the process of death and to provide training to pass to the other side in a spiritual manner.

This retreat includes 2 night’s accommodation, 4 vegetarian buffet meals, 3 yoga classes, guided meditation, and an infrared sauna session. Friday afternoon -Sunday afternoon.

Rate of $325 plus HST ($367.25) Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

Weekend Schedule

Friday Evening
5pm Hatha Yoga
6:45pm Dinner
8:00pm Evening program with Swami

Saturday
Early Morning Tea, Coffee, Fruit and Trail Mix Available
8:30am Hatha Yoga
10:30am Brunch
Free Time
1-5pm Art of Dying workshop
6:30pm Dinner
8pm Evening Program with Swami

Sunday
Early Morning Tea, Coffee, Fruit and Trail Mix Available
8am – Silent Walk
9am - Hatha Yoga
10:45am – Brunch

Noon – 4pm Art of Dying workshop

No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up from Wolfe Island to Shanti Retreat.

Guests are also invited to enjoy complimentary use of a canoe and kayaks, great swimming, water tramp and infra-red sauna.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

A picture is worth a thousand words...a video of shanti can be found on the homepage of our website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
shantiretreat1@gmail.com

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Weekend Yoga Retreat and Metaphysical Workshop at Shanti Retreat
Oct 12, 2012 - Oct 14, 2012

INSTRUCTORS
Swami Vivekananda Saraswati is a yoga master who lectures with passion and a great sense of humour. He inspires others with personal examples as well as from quotes from numerous ancient texts and spiritual masters.

When he is not teaching at the Agama school headquarters in Southern Thailand, he can be found lecturing and giving workshops around the world. Please see the website www.agamayoga.com to learn more about Swami.

Wendy and Darin from Shanti will teach 3 yoga classes as well as a guided meditation session.


WORKSHOP
The Metaphysical Weekend is an intensive weekend workshop intended for anyone interested in matters of the spirit. It is meant to motivate and inspire, to highlight the existential condition, and to help provide a solid foundation on which participants can develop and enhance their own spiritual practice.

What is spirituality? Why are we here? What is the big picture? What is the real purpose of spiritual practice? Metaphysics delves into these questions, and more, by addressing the fate of the human soul and our position in the universe.

This retreat includes 2 night’s accommodation, 4 vegetarian buffet meals, 3 yoga classes, guided meditation, and an infrared sauna session. Friday afternoon -Sunday afternoon.

The 2 night rate is $325 plus HST ( $367.25)

Weekend Schedule
Friday Evening
5pm Hatha Yoga
6:45pm Dinner
8:00pm Evening program with Swami

Saturday
Early Morning Tea, Coffee, Fruit and Trail Mix Available
8:30am Hatha Yoga
10:30am Brunch
Free Time
1-5pm Metaphysical workshop
6:30pm Dinner
8pm Evening Program with Swami

Sunday
Early Morning Tea, Coffee, Fruit and Trail Mix Available
8am – Silent Walk
9am - Hatha Yoga
10:45am – Brunch

Noon – 4pm Metaphysical workshop

No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up from Wolfe Island to Shanti Retreat.

Guests are also invited to enjoy complimentary use of a canoe and kayaks, great swimming, water tramp and infra-red sauna.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

A picture is worth a thousand words.... please enjoy the video on Shanti’s homepage.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
shantiretreat1@gmail.com

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Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic
Oct 20, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012

Visit The Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga on October 20-21. See How yoga as a therapy is converging alongside conventional medicine, so as to better help and support those who suffer from specific health issues, and assist in the reduction of symptoms, relief of pain, restore balance and increase in vitality in their lives. www.homyogaevents.com


Ottawa


Tantra for Women: Weekend Retreat at Shanti

Tantra for Women: Weekend Retreat at Shanti
Nov 02, 2012 - Nov 04, 2012

Monika has been holding transformational Tantra workshops and intensives for women around the world since 2005. She’s taught at various centers around the world including, Tao Garden in Thailand, Omega Institute, the Osho Center in Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey. Please see the website www.mysticalbellydance.net to learn more about Monika.

Discover the secrets of Tantra in a sacred circle of women on picturesque Wolfe Island, Ontario. Rejuvenate, Revive and Renew. This special gathering at Shanti Retreat is back by popular demand and in celebration of our boundless feminine potential!

Based on traditional Indian Tantra, and presented with relevant information from Taoism and alchemy, Monika guides us in the ancient practices of harnessing and focusing our sexual energy. Tapping into the healing power of yoga, ritual and mystical dance movement, we explore techniques to unveil our feminine mystery and catalyze our creative life force towards more vibrant living, a harmonious body~mind connection, and spiritual transformation.

The course approach is unique and holistic. Through clear and inspiring theory, safe and profoundly opening interactive exercises and Goddess dance ritual, topics include: esoteric information on the chakras, polarity and balancing of our yin/yang energies, curves of pleasure and orgasm, igniting and subliming our sexual energy, transfiguration, archetypical roles in tantra, the path of love and intimate relating, awakening the senses, pelvic exercises to unlock our potential, and more! We also introduce the secrets of the Jade Egg practice, a Taoist tradition which triggers deep healing and opening of our creative center.

The weekend schedule will be full and dynamic, but with plenty of time for R&R.

Friday, November 2, 2012
Arrival to Shanti Retreat any time after 2:00pm
5:00 - 6:30pm Hatha Yoga
6:45 - 7:45pmSumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15pm - 8:30pm Opening Tantra Session

Saturday. November 3, 2012
9:00 - 10:30am Hatha Yoga
10:45 - 11:45am Yummy Brunch
Noon - 1:30pm Tantra Session
1:30 - 5:00pm Free Time
17:00 - 6:30pm Tantra Session
6:45 - 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15 - 9:15pm Tantra Session

Sunday, November 4, 2012
8:30 - 10:00am Hatha Yoga and Dance Movement
10:15 - 11:15am Yummy Brunch
11:30 - 1:30pm Tantra Session
2:00pm Departure

This retreat includes 2 night’s accommodation, 4 vegetarian buffet meals, 3 yoga classes, Tantra workshop sessions with Monika, and an infrared sauna session.

Friday afternoon -Sunday afternoon. The 2 night rate is $325.00 plus HST ($367.25)

No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up from Wolfe Island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

A picture is worth a thousand words... please enjoy the video on Shanti’s homepage.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
shantiretreat1@gmail.com

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Restorative Yoga Weekend at Shanti Retreat
Nov 09, 2012 - Nov 11, 2012

INSTRUCTOR
Danika is a yoga teacher, astrologer, and ayurveda practitioner. Her unique approach integrates the wisdom of these three traditions into inspired and healing teachings.

She has led restorative yoga workshops at the Omega Institute and offered her astrology services alongside retreats at Menla Mountain Retreat Center.

In 2011 she completed her third yoga training with the Jivamukti yoga school. Danika maintains a private practice in Upstate, New York.

WORKSHOP
Our weekend explores gentle and restorative, uplifting yoga practice, with an emphasis on breath awareness and ease. The body is comfortably supported by props (blocks, bolsters, blankets) and then held in postures that encourage opening and release.

This therapeutic process allows muscles, bones, and the nervous system freedom from buried tension and stress. As the body relaxes, our experience of yoga expands into one of spontaneous surrender, meditation, and peace.

Students at all levels of practice are welcome

SCHEDULE (times are subject to change)

Friday, November 2, 2012
Arrival any time after 2:00pm
5:00 - 6:30pm Restorative Yoga
6:45 - 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15pm - 8:30pm Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday. November 3, 2012
9:00 - 10:30am Restorative Yoga
10:45 - 11:45am Brunch
Afternoon to relax, rejuvenate and unwind
3:30-4:15pm meditation
4:30pm- 6:00pm Restorative Yoga
6:45 - 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15 - 9:15pm Satsang (informal gathering)

Sunday, November 4, 2012
8:30 - 10:00am Restorative yoga
10:15 - 11:15am Yummy Brunch
2:00pm Departure

Retreat includes: four restorative yoga classes and meditation, four wholesome and delicious vegetarian meals, shared accommodation, time to reflect, connect and enjoy Shanti’s amenities.

Rate is $325 plus HST ($367.25) all inclusive from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

SHANTI RETREAT
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up from Wolfe Island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

A picture is worth a thousand words... please enjoy the video on Shanti’s homepage.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breathes” Etty Hillesum

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-385-9912
shantiretreat1@gmail.com

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Fall Enlivening Yoga Retreat
Nov 22, 2012 - Nov 25, 2012
2:00PM - 1:00PM

Take time out to delve deeper into your yoga and meditation practice while enjoying the beautiful surroundings at Shanti Retreat on Wolf Island. Leave a weekend feeling enlivened, energized and rejuvenated!

www.bodyandbalance.ca

89 Waldo\'s Way Lane
Wolfe Island, Kingston

andrea@bodyandbalance.ca

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Yoga for Round Bodies™ Teacher Certification Training, with Tiina Veer, RMT RYT
Nov 26, 2012 - Dec 01, 2012

Elevate your practice. Increase your revenue. Add incredible value to your community. Become a certified Yoga for Round Bodies™ teacher and learn skills and tools that will not only help you to better meet the round students who come to your ongoing classes, but it will give you everything you need to know to offer Yoga for Round Bodies classes in your community with confidence.

The skills, tools, anatomy and modifications you learn will not only help you to better meet your round students, but will help you to better meet beginners in general, as well as all kinds of students with various obstacles to practice.

Become a well-rounded teacher, get certified in Yoga for Round Bodies™.

Coming from out of town? Request Tiina's accommodation recommendations list, with options for any budget.

www.tiinaveer.com

677 Dupont Street 2nd Floor
Toronto
416-530-9613
tiinaveer@gmail.com

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Holiday Elevation Practice

Holiday Elevation Practice
Dec 17, 2012 - Dec 21, 2012
7:30 Am - 8:30 Am

Join Owner/Recovery Yoga Teacher/practitioner MARGARET KONOPACKI for a FIFTEEN HOUR WORKSHOP THAT GUARANTEES YOUR 2012 CHRISTMAS SEASON WILL BE MORE JOYFUL, ELEVATED, PEACEFUL AND LESS STRESSFUL.Margaret comments: “In this workshop we will be observing, witnessing and learning new methods of stilling and mending the mind through the practice of yoga and meditation. As well we will be exploring our food habits and creating a method that works best for our body types. I am excited to be part of the process as we move into a special and often stressful time of year. Only a small group will be accepted so there will be a lot of one-on-one participation. Take an active role in healing yourself or give this gift to someone you know could really benefit today.”
For only $100+HST join Margaret for 5 early morning sessions to cleanse, tone and balance your body, mind and spirit.

As part of the practice you will be eligible to attend at least one other class each day for a total of up to 15 hours of instruction, meditation and yoga.
This Workshop is open to all age groups which include beginners and advanced yoga/meditation practitioners.
(We at Santosha will be giving out 2 gift workshop spots that will be fully or 50% subsidized if you fill out your reasons WHY you can not pay at this time and WHY this workshop would be so useful due to your present situation.

www.santoshayoga.com


Ottawa


The Art of Practice

The Art of Practice
Jan 05, 2013
1:30 PM - 4 Pm

MATTHEW MACKENZIE will take you beyond the prevailing physical Asanas practiced in yoga classes, to further develop a clearer understanding of postures, breath techniques, and meditation practices.

Each class will culminate with tea and discussion of ethics in our daily lives.

With these classes, Matthew Mackenzie hopes to create a stronger sangha (community), and inspire one to have a daily practice

Please bring a mug for tea, and a beginners mind.

Cost:
Sliding Scale $10 – $20

www.santoshayoga.com


Ottawa


Early Morning Yoga

Early Morning Yoga
Jan 07, 2013 - Feb 15, 2013
6:15am - 7:15am

Bring Health and Happiness into your New Year
Commit to Six Weeks of Early Morning Yoga
Jan. 7 – Feb. 15
6:15am – 7:15am
With ANNA MATTHEWS AND CASSIE LOVE

Start this New Year on the right foot. Anna and Cassie will help your increase your health and happiness with a six week program guiding you through an energizing, challenging series of poses focusing each week on a new theme:

Stress reduction
Immune boosting
Flexibility and Strength
Stamina and Endurance
Core strength and posture
Hormonal and emotional balance
Please note this session will NOT be hot yoga.

Course options:
Early bird special 10% off, before December 25, 2012
3 days per week: $259 incl. tax
5 days per week: $339 incl. tax



Regular class packages do not apply

Drop ins $11

10% discount for students and seniors

www.santoshayoga.com

298 Elgin St (at Gilmour St) Suite #103 - 2nd floor Ottawa, ON, K2P 1M3
Ottawa
613 235 5378
moc.agoyahsotnas@ofni

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I.BE Yoga & Lifestyle Retreat in Nicaragua
Jan 19, 2013 - Jan 26, 2013

Find your Flow

Join us for an enlivening 7 Days and 7 Nights on Nicaragua’s gorgeous north coast. This tranquil ocean side paradise will capture your heart and ignite your soul. With volunteer and cultural experiences, daily yoga, meditation, life coaching and yoga workshops, music, hammock time, surf and other outdoor adventures, you are encouraged to create the experience that serves you best. All meals are included in the retreat and you can expect local, seasonal foods fresh every day!

SAVE $100 when you confirm your registration before December 10, 2012.

"Our Passion is to Move You to Live Yours"

www.InspireBelieveEmbrace.com/retreats



info@InspireBelieveEmbrace.com

Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Joe Barnett

Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Joe Barnett
Jan 25, 2013 - Jan 27, 2013

More and more teachers and practitioners are exploring Yin Yoga. This is a natural reaction to what has become an extremely yang health culture. Yin yoga is the relaxed practice of floor postures for three to five minutes at a time. A yin practice emphasizes the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. It prepares the body and mind for longer meditation practices. By drawing the student’s awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones a deep level of relaxed focus is achieved.

Your Trainer, Joe Barnett is a Master Teacher of Yin Yoga. Joe lives in Tuscon, Arizona and teaches extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Joe is passionate about teaching students to find their own natural alignment in yoga postures, particularly through Yin Yoga. Trained by Paul Grilley the founder of Yin Yoga, and assistant Trainer at Paul’s trainings, Joe is uniquely qualified to bring this Training to PranaShanti.

This 30-hour training is a strong complimentary training for a current Yoga Teacher of any style or a spring board for the student who is ready to take the leap into a broader perspective and fuller appreciation of the practice of Yin Yoga.

Cost and Registration: $650.00 per person.

Register Online, by phone or in person. Space is filling up quickly. This program sold out last year.

www.pranashanti.com/


Ottawa


YOGA by the pool at The Health Club of the Fairmont, Château Laurier
Jan 28, 2013 - Feb 28, 2013
9 - 10

Join us by the beautiful, art deco, salt water pool for a flow of warm, relaxing, Yoga poses!

Hatha Flow - Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:10 -1:10pm

Warm Yin - Monday & Wednesday 9:00-10:00am

Power Yoga and Power Yin for Every Body - Tuesday & Thursday 5:10-6:10pm

Participants are required to bring a yoga mat and water bottle
Complimentary towel and lock are provided
Participants will have full access to The Health Club after the Yoga class
Each participant will receive a Complimentary Week Pass to The Health Club and a Gift Certificate for 30 minutes of Registered Massage Therapy (for new clients only)
Eight class package: $125+HST
Drop in rate: Non-Member $20+HST per class, Member $15+HST per class

www.chateauhealthclub.com/

1 Rideau Street
ottawa
613-562-7029
deborah@fitnessleaders.com

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SATURDAY WORKSHOP – YOGA AND MENOPAUSE
Feb 16, 2013
11:00AM - 5:00PM

Nadia Horodynsky has worked closely with Geeta Iyengar, learning how to practice Iyengar yoga wisely throughout menopause. She will be coming to Ottawa in February to share share these teachings. Participants should have 6 months of Iyengar yoga experience. Fee is $80 if you register by February 9, $95 afterwards. Click here and scroll down to register.

pathwayyoga.ca/


Ottawa


Hip Workshop-Ball Therapy

Hip Workshop-Ball Therapy
Feb 17, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn free self massage
Relieve lower back pain and release tight IT bands
Sooth tight calves and feet
Strengthen weak hips areas
Help prevent the onset of knee and back pain
Calm the nervous system
Improve circulation to the legs

breatheyogafit.com


Ottawa


Candlelit Slow Flow & Yoga Nidra

Candlelit Slow Flow & Yoga Nidra
Feb 24, 2013
6:30pm - 8pm

Yoga Nidra literally means "Yogic Sleep" It is the experience of being completely relaxed, in a sleep like state but at the same time awake and aware of a vast, peaceful field of being. How does this differ from other meditation techniques? #1 - it is practiced in savasana (corpse pose). This allows the body to relax completely and one doesn''t have to deal with the common pains which can occur during a seated meditation. #2 - the mind is placed on a dynamic, continuously shifting object of concentration. With this method, stillness in the mind appears by itself, without any effort.

In this 90 minute class, Vanessa will guide you through a 45 minute gentle flow to open you up to a meditative state and create a mind, body and spirit connection. Then transition into savasana, and a 45 minute yoga nidra. Imagery, body scanning and meditation will be used to induce a deep state of relaxation that has a whole host of benefits! Experience unconditioned bliss and joy. Seriously amazing!!!

Cost: $20 / Auto-renew members: $15

ottawa.mokshayoga.ca


Ottawa


Power of Movement
Mar 2, 2013 - Mar 2, 2013
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Please come join us on Sunday March 2nd for Canada's largest yoga fundraiser to raise money for arthritis research. Registration is $20 or free if you can raise $125. Want to start a team? Why not be a team captain and put together your own group! Please check out our website for full details or email me. Hope to see you there!

www.powerofmovement.ca

175 Third Ave
Ottawa
613-875-4775
andrewalexhind@gmail.com

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A 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training with Mark and Shankara Darby
Mar 15, 2013 - Dec 01, 2013

This year-long experience is for anyone with a genuine interest in delving deeper into yoga, either by becoming a teacher or as a dedicated practitioner.

TEACHER TRAINING
The initial emphasis will be to give you the inspiration to take your practice to a much deeper level, and to create an environment that is conducive to learning.

FIRST will be a self-evaluation, making it clear where each student stands, in order to make the next step possible to a conscious evolution. Included will be:



Yogic Philosophy - As the basis or inspiration to your approach.

Breath & Vinyasa - Learning the mechanism of breath and its affect on physical body, emotional body and mental body.

Bandha & Posture - Optimizing and understanding bandhas and their affect on one’s body. Bringing this understanding to the various asanas with a clear purpose of circulating the energy flow in the body.

Drishti – Bringing the state of mind that makes yoga a transformative process.

Nutrition / Ayurveda - Mixing ancient and modern views on this subject.

Anatomy- Learning specific anatomy that goes with the course content. Basic anatomy will be part of the suggested readings.

Esoteric Anatomy – To understand how this practice operates beyond the physical body.

Chanting – We will explore aspects of the voice and its use in breaking through blockages in the body and as a tool for teaching.

Meditation - Bringing a meditative state to all our practices, various approaches will be explored.

The SECOND aspect will involve gaining the confidence and skills that will allow you to transmit your own experience through:

• Using words to give concise & progressive verbal instruction
• Adjustments, both safe and clear
• Reading into the postural and energetic imbalances of the students

COST: $2,800
• EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $200 if deposit is received by February 1, 2013

• Plus 13 % HST

EASY 4-STEP PAYMENT PLAN
• Non-refundable DEPOSIT of $500 required by March 1, 2013 to secure a space. Note, if AYO receives deposit by February 1, 2013 you will save $200 off total costs of Teacher Training!
• 1st Payment of $500 by March 15
• 2nd Payment of $400 by May 24th
• 3rd Payment of $1,000 by Aug 2
• 4th Payment of $400 by Oct 11

www.astangaottawa.com


Ottawa


Yoga and Writing Workshop

Yoga and Writing Workshop
Mar 23, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The ability to write with authenticity comes from the ability to slow down and look within ourselves. In this workshop, we will use our bodies to look within and feel our creative energy flowing.

This workshop will be equally beneficial for experienced writers and yogis as well as those with little or no prior experience. Come and rediscover the wisdom of your body and your unique voice.

Workshop Facilitators: Jane Dawson and Maureen Fallis are certified yoga teachers with many combined years of yoga and writing experience. They are excited to be offering this workshop using writing and yoga as an entryway into a greater sense of presence, creativity and peace. Contact us if you are interested.
Cost: $30.00

www.surroundcircleyoga.com/

c/o Maureen Fallis 62 Carlyle Avenue
613-327-4627

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www.evolutionofyoga.com/ttc

Vikasa Yoga – Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Teacher Training, Koh Samui, Thailand
Mar 24, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013

You spend one month learning about your passion in our Vikasa Evolution Retreat, recharging and even upgrading your batteries! We are the only open-air yoga studio in Koh Samui with a view of the sea. Located in the most beautiful part of the island, we are nestled on a cliff, among tropical trees overlooking the Gulf of Siam and the many natural rock formations. With over 200 meters of ocean front, VIKASA Retreat offers an invigorating experience of refreshing island air, untouched nature, and attentive service.
If yoga is your passion, maybe now is the time to grow from student to teacher. When you join us at Vikasa in Koh Samui for our Teacher Training program, you get our 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate which covers everything you need and more to go out and start teaching Yoga right away! You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experi- ences to you for the rest of your life! You’ll transform yourself to be a person that is easier to be happy, harder to be upset, and all around wiser, fitter, and healthier. More importantly, each of our five teach- ers is dedicated and passionate about what they will be teaching you. They live what they teach! This makes for a high quality course with lots of practical application, perfect for budding, soon-to-be Yoga teachers. You’ll be witnessing and experiencing yourself in new ways through practice, anatomical demonstrations, and philosophical lessons. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teach- ing and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be.

Vikasa is the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food and just chill-out in an amazing zen environment. Guests will discover a pleasant physical challenge to compliment the spiritual awakening that is The VIKASA experience. Situated in close proximity to the sea-front, the path to renewed life begins here.

Our legendary organic and raw food Vikasa Cafe will not disappoint. Four international chefs participated in the menu creation which consist of the freshest locally grown organic and lightly cooked vegetarian meals. We also offer a daily local seafood option. The menu is designed to cleanse and facilitate detoxification of your body during your retreat, and teaches you about proper food habits, such as food combining. Our staff is the friendliest in the world, you will feel at home and will never want to leave!

www.evolutionofyoga.com/ttc

Vikasa Yoga Retreat Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui, Thailand
+66823555133
info@evolutionofyoga.com

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Shanti Yoga Retreat's Easter Weekend with Wendy and Darin
Mar 29, 2013 - Apr 1, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – informal gathering (satsang)

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Afternoon leisure time!
3:45pm – meditation
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – yoga inspired movie

Sunday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

Optional extra night's stay includes:
4:30pm yoga class
6:30pm evening meal

Monday
7:30am morning walk
8:30am morning yoga class
11:00am brunch

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. Darin and Wendy will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats at Shanti during the last 9 years.

Hatha yoga is a physical discipline valued for its wonderful health and fitness benefits as well as stress reduction. Yet, more than just an exercise system, it is an ancient holistic system of health and self-development that begins with the body as a tangible way to affect not only the physical but energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being as well.

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

RATE:
2 night/3 day option $300 plus HST ($367.25)
3 night/4 day option $425 plus HST ($480.25)


GETTING TO SHANTI

No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe island
613-777-0247
shantiretreat1@gmail.com

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Yoga Nidra Retreat Weekend with Mona Warner
Apr 5, 2013 - Apr 7, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Join us for a weekend of Yoga Nidra meditation for deep restoration along with gentle and restorative yoga classes.

Yoga Nidra is an ancient guided meditation practice for restoration and integration. Known as the "sleep of the Yogis", come and explore how to refill your energetic well through this simple and accessible meditation practice while your body rests, heals, and rejuvenates!

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
2 Yoga Nidra sessions, 2 Restorative Yoga classes, and 2 Gentle Hatha Yoga classes plus ample free time to relax,unwind and enjoy the facilities.

Arrival time is any after Friday 2pm
Departure time is any time before Sunday 2pm

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out fireside or find your sacred space at Shanti.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTOR:
Mona Warner is a warm and joyful educator. Her depth of knowledge, passion and dedication to all aspects of the practice of yoga are evident. Mona leads by example and as a student you are encouraged to be and honor yourself, your practice and others.”

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

I look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Mona

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Aerial Yoga Certification
Apr 12, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013
10:00AM - 6:00PM

The AYF-1 course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to safely and effectively instruct a group of participants in Aerial Yoga Fitness. Emphasis is placed primarily on Safety. It is a 8 hour/1 day course, consisting of pictorial manual, theory and practical training on all basic requirements for aerial yoga fitness instruction.

www.pficcanada.com/

1460 Cyrville Rd. unit 1
Ottawa
613-741-4200
info@cherryblossomstudio.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Yoga and Conscious Eating Mini-Workshop at Shanti Retreat
Apr 19, 2013 - Apr 22, 2013

This retreat offers yoga classes with Wendy and Darin and a mini-workshop on Conscious Eating presented by Lacey Budge.

Being a conscious eater requires focusing on how you eat versus what you eat. Learn to become more aware, observant and accepting of your patterns and behaviours. Lacey, Shanti’s on-site Registered Holistic Nutritionist, will offer an interactive weekend where you will discover ways to live a life of conscious eating, not dieting.

Guests of this weekend will learn simple tools, techniques and practices that support conscious eating.

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits. Come celebrate our 10th season with us!

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, Conscious Eating mini-workshop, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Conscious Eating Introductory Talk

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Afternoon leisure time!
3:45pm – meditation
4:30pm – Conscious Eating Workshop
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – yoga inspired movie

Sunday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

Optional extra night's stay on Sunday includes:
4:30pm yoga class
6:30pm evening meal
Evening free time.

Monday
7:30am morning walk
8:30am morning yoga class
11:00am brunch

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

RATE:
2 night/3 day option $325 plus HST ($367.25)
3 night/4 day option $450 plus HST ($508.50)

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

Arrival time is any after Friday 2pm
Departure time is any time before Sunday 2pm

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out fireside or find your sacred space.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats at Shanti during the last 9 years.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy, Darin and Lacey
www.shantiretreat.ca

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Kingston
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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SPRING DETOX FLOW – Yoga Workshop April 20th with Julie!
Apr 20, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Julie Rollwagen from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday April 20th for a creative yoga flow which will work to eliminate the toxins in the body through a series of twists, compressions and breath work. Increase circulation, release tension, boost your immune system and help support a natural cleanse which will make you feel brand new! Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Some yoga experience is recommended. This is NOT a hot class.

www.innersoul.ca/


Ottawa


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Yoga Day for Human Rights
Apr 27, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Join Mark Laham and Amnesty International for a one-of-a-kind yoga event on Saturday April 27, at 12:00 noon (Eastern time), at Pure Yoga Ottawa to benefit Amnesty International’s human rights work.

This will be Amnesty International’s first truly national event because it will be livestreamed on the internet! And you are invited to participate in person.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Pure Yoga at (613) 680-7873.

Please book your spot early, as there are only 50 spots available on-site.

Your registration of $20 will enable Amnesty International to campaign and raise awareness on the case of Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh.

279 A Richmond Rd
Ottawa
(613) 680-7873

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Shanti Yoga Retreat Weekend with Wendy, Darin and Crystal Bowl Journey Musician David Hickey
May 17, 2013 - May 20, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Along with our regular Shanti Retreat program this retreat will also include a Crystal Bowl Journey with David Hickey, Saturday evening.

David has been touring Canada for the past seven years sharing the healing sounds of the crystal bowls. Listening to harmonious sounds like that of the crystal bowls, has a profound affect on our entire being. The intent of his performances is to create soothing, meditative and healing music. Each one is completely improvised, and unique.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, Crystal bowl journey, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, and detoxifying infra-red sauna.

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Informal Gathering (Satsang)

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Afternoon leisure time!
3:45pm – meditation
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Crystal bowl journey with David Hickey

Sunday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

Optional extra night's stay on Sunday includes:
4:30pm yoga class
6:30pm evening meal
Evening free time.

Monday
7:30am morning walk
8:30am morning yoga class
11:00am brunch

RATES:
2 night/3 days $325 plus HST ($367.25)
3 nights/4 days $450 plus HST ($508.50

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats at Shanti during the last 9 years.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy, Darin and David
www.shantiretreat.ca

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Yoga and Writing Workshop

Yoga and Writing Workshop
May 25, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ability to write with authenticity comes from the ability to slow down and look within ourselves. In this workshop, we will use our bodies to look within and feel our creative energy flowing. “BE HERE ~ BE NOW”, is our theme this month.

This workshop will be equally beneficial for experienced writers and yogis as well as those with little or no prior experience. Come and rediscover the wisdom of your body and your unique voice.
Workshop Facilitators: Jane Dawson and Maureen Fallis are certified yoga teachers with many combined years of yoga and writing experience. They are excited to be offering this workshop using writing and yoga as an entryway into a greater sense of presence, creativity and peace. Contact us to register.Cost: $30.00

www.surroundcircleyoga.com/


Ottawa


An Exploration of Acro Yoga

An Exploration of Acro Yoga
May 25, 2013
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Acro Yoga provides a great opportunity for students to reinforce numerous yogic principles. Key concepts such as joint stacking, rooting down into the earth, core engagement, and moving with the breath are constantly at play. Once you bring other individuals into your physical space, there is an even stronger need to remain fully present, receptive and sensitive. Exercising these qualities diligently, we learn to move in synch with each other, enabling us to enjoy a deeper sense of harmony and balance and attain higher levels of consciousness. It is a practice that celebrates the very essence of yoga: establishing union with the Self and with others.

This workshop is part of Santosha Yoga’s Practice Centred Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training. Participants will earn hours towards a teaching certificate.Cost: $150 + HST

Santosha Yoga Westboro
Ottawa

info@santoshyoga.com

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HEALING CHAKRA

HEALING CHAKRA
Jun 11, 2013
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Healing Chakra Training
The way to Enlighten your Spirit
Main Trainer: Byuk Woon Sunsa Nim
(Head Master Tao Fellowship)
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Awaken Your Body’s Energy System
For Complete Health, Happiness And Peace

Main Training: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (6:30-9:30 pm) Chimo Hotel, 199 Joseph Cyr St, Ottawa (Frobisher/Hudson Room)
Pre training: June 8 or 9 (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Post training: June 23 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Fee: $280 + HST* (Incl. 10 hrs. of Pre and Post Training)
*Discounts apply if you register:
by April 30: $224 OR by May 31: $252

For more information, contact Chunhwa Training:
East Centre: 1745 Montreal Road, Suite B, Tel 613-746-9642
West Centre: 1489 Merivale Road, Suite 200, Tel 613-727-9642
or email: chunhwatraining@gmail.com

Visit our website at chunhwayoga.ca

chunhwayoga.ca

Chimo Hotel, 199 Joseph Cyr St. Frobisher/Hudson Room
Ottawa
613 746-9642 or 613 727-9642
chunhwatraining@gmail.com

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SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS (JUNE 21-23) 108 Sun Salutations for Charity, Outdoor Bike Ride and BBQ

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS (JUNE 21-23) 108 Sun Salutations for Charity, Outdoor Bike Ride and BBQ
Jun 21, 2013
7:00PM - 9:00PM

108 Sun Salutations = FRIDAY June 21st (7:20-9:20pm) *$15.00 - All proceeds going to Candlelighters Children’s Charity Outdoor Group Bike Ride & BBQ = SUNDAY June 23rd (meet at Inner Soul 11:30am, weather permitting!) **FREE – Maximum 20 people. Sign up TODAY! Inner Soul wants Fisher Glen to become Ottawa’s healthiest little neighbourhood. We share our passion for yoga and spin with local sports teams and schools and support local charities. This June we are celebrating our students with a yoga workshop and outdoor bike ride. Try a class,...

www.innersoul.ca/


Ottawa


VegYogaFest
Jun 22, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Celebrating a Healthy Ottawa

Vegan diets and yoga are two of the fastest growing and most widely embraced healthy lifestyle movements in North America, and Ottawa is no exception. A celebration of both movements will be held on June 22-23, at St. Paul University.

OTTAWA VEG FEST is an Ottawa tradition for foodies, vegetarians and vegans, and veg-curious alike. This year marks the fifth annual VEG FEST, continuing the fine tradition set out by Veg Fest’s founders.

YOGA FEST is an entirely new event for the National Capital Region, and long overdue. Local yoga enthusiasts have envied yoga festivals in other Canadian cities, and now finally have an event to call their own: the first annual YOGA FEST.

www.vegyogafest.ca

223 Main St
Ottawa
6135674444
info@planetbotanix.com

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Yoga and Conscious Cooking Mini Workshop at Shanti Retreat
Jun 28, 2013 - Jul 01, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Along with our regular Shanti Retreat program (outlined below) this retreat will also include an introduction to Conscious Cooking.

Shanti’s on site Registered Holistic Nutritionist and cook, Lacey, will teach you what you need to know about becoming a conscious cook in your own kitchen. Lacey will shed light on topics such as the importance of a proper functioning digestive system, food combining, meal planning, reading food labels, pantry basics, transitioning to a plant based diet.

Guests of this weekend can also attend a food demo about integrating raw foods, sprouting and the benefits of superfoods.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Weekend Summary:
Daily yoga practice, Conscious Cooking mini-workshop, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Conscious Cooking Introductory Talk

Saturday:
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
12:30-2:00pm Workshop with Cooking Demo
3:30pm – meditation
4:30pm – Yoga
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Workshop

Sunday:
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

Optional extra night's stay on Sunday includes:
4:30pm yoga class
6:30pm evening meal
8:00pm Yoga Inspired movie

Monday
7:30am Silent morning walk
8:30am morning yoga class
11:00am brunch

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

RATE:
2 night/3 day option $325 plus HST ($367.25)
3 night/4 day option $450 plus HST ($508.50)

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

Arrival time is any after Friday 2pm
Departure time is any time before Sunday 2pm

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out fireside or find your sacred space.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats at Shanti during the last 9 years.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy, Darin and Lacey

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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http://www.evolutionofyoga.com/

VIKASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING THAILAND (200hrs)
Jul 14, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013

If yoga is your passion, maybe now is the time to grow from student to teacher. Vikasa is a certified yoga school, hundreds of students successfully pass intensive teacher training courses each year to receive a globally recognized 200 hours Yoga Alliance certificate.
Our inspiring yoga teacher training is run by a group of outstanding and leading professional yoga teachers, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind.
Our beautiful open-air and ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean.
You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experiences.
You’ll transform yourself to be a person that is easier to be happy, harder to be upset, and all around wiser and healthier. Teacher training allows the student to become immersed in anatomical demonstrations and philosophical lessons. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be.
This course is appropriate for all levels – including beginners! We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. You don’t need to know ancient Sanskrit or burn incense in your home. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course, just as we did.
Vikasa provides an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin.
Vikasa is set in a spectacular hilltop environment which gives you breathtaking sea-views throughout the resort, be it from the yoga salas, the rooms, the infinity pool or the restaurant.
The center of evolution is Konstantin Miachin, a yoga innovator who created the challenging and ever-evolving Vikasa style. His practice and teachings have brought him to all corners of the world. Vikasa yoga center is dedicated to the study of yoga, holistic health and consciousness evolution.
Our restaurant has found its own formula to combine healthy ingredients with pure indulgence. Enjoy the evolution of healthy food from our famous sea-view terrace, served by our friendly staff.
Vikasa yoga retreat is located on Koh Samui island, a tropical dream destination in Thailand, the land of smiles. Located on the most beautiful part of Koh Samui, situated on the rocks, between Chaweng and Lamai. Thailand is one of the safest countries in the world to travel in, especially for young women looking for a yoga teacher training course.
More than yoga, we offer you inspiration and transformation
Vikasa – evolution of yoga

www.evolutionofyoga.com/

211 Moo 4, Tambol Maret
Koh Samui, Thailand
+66823555133
info@evolutionofyoga.com

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28-day Esalen Massage Certification

28-day Esalen Massage Certification
Jul 20, 2013 - Aug 17, 2013
6:00PM - 2:00PM

This intensive 28-day massage training program (190 hours) is certified by the world renown Esalen Institute. It offers the opportunity for students to become a certified Esalen ® Massage practitioner to either begin a massage career or enrich an existing massage practice with the Esalen ® technique.

The 28-day Esalen ® Massage course is a unique program and the only such program in Canada and in Eastern North America. The course provides intense training in one of the world’s most celebrated and immersive massage techniques. Esalen ® Massage is distinct from other massage techniques because it reflects an attitude about touch that goes beyond physical manipulation.

Practitioners of Esalen ® Massage think holistically and acknowledge the intimate relationship between the physical body and our thoughts, emotions, and spirit – and to our connection with the world around us. Yoga and meditation will be taught daily as a base for centering, self-care, and developing presence.

A unique vacation / training experience to discover, explore, have fun, on an enchanting natural site, meet people from everywhere ! One of the most inspiring experience of your life !

massagetherapistin28days.com/

184, 10e rang
Bonsecours
514-924-6840
info@centre-eauvie.com

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Energy Exchange Workshop
Jul 21, 2013
1:30PM - 3:30PM

This workshop is a combination of three modalities that hold a dear place within my heart: Yoga, Meditation and Reiki. We will begin our journey exploring our inner world, using different exercises and analogies, allowing us to feel the connection between our mental, emotional and physical bodies. The exercises will also help us sense the Life forces energy also known as Prana that flows through our whole being, connecting us more deeply to our Seven Major Chakras. This will ease our consciousness to recognize the natural and healing benefits of Reiki, meditation and Yoga. We will then move into a yin and yang yoga practice, allowing us to first experience a hatha flow sequence and then progress into restorative and yin yoga poses that will energize, release and cleanse our bodies and all of our Chakras. Our physical practice will prepare our mind and body to move into a deep guided meditation, asking us to utilize the power of our intention to breathe life force energy into every part of our being.
As a 7th Degree Reiki Master, I have been gifted tools to send distant healing; therefore I will be emitting unconditional love and energy throughout the whole workshop. As we move into the meditation I will personally give each participant hands on experience of Reiki. Together we will unite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies as one. I look forward to sharing such an experience with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.”
Love and light,
Crystale

PRICE: Early registration $25 or $30 Day of workshop

www.innersoul.ca/


Ottawa
613-222-966
Crystaleboisvertg@gmail.com

www.shantiretreat.ca

Shanti Yoga Retreat Weekend with Wendy, Darin and Special Guest, Kirtan Musician Brenda McMorrow
Aug 02, 2013 - Aug 05, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Along with our regular Shanti Retreat program this retreat will also include kirtan with Canadian Devotional Chant artist, Brenda McMorrow.

Brenda has had a rich and diverse musical career (from folk to jazz to bluegrass) and now, with a deep devotion to the unveiling and celebration of our true beings through the power of sound. She is invited to travel worldwide to share her unique blend of original folk-inspired melodies, world beats and sacred Indian devotional chants.

Weekend Retreat Summary:
Daily yoga practice, kirtan and chant workshop, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, great swimming, fun on the water tramp, use of canoe and kayaks, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and waterside bonfire.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
….leisure time
2:00-5:00pm Chant Workshop
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Kirtan with Brenda

Sunday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm
Optional extra night's stay on Sunday includes:
4:30pm yoga class
6:30pm evening meal
8:00pm Yoga Inspired movie

Monday
7:30am Silent morning walk
8:30am morning yoga class
10:45am brunch

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed. Guests also have the option to enjoy a 90 minute thai yoga massage for an additional fee.

RATES:
2 nights/ 3days $365pp plus HST ($412.45)
3 nights/4 days $490pp plus HST ($553.70)

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us to arrange a complimentary pick up once you arrive on the island.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Yoga Nidra: Healing Sleepwith Janice Varuna

Yoga Nidra: Healing Sleepwith Janice Varuna
Aug 03, 2013
11:30am - 12:30pm

Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic practice designed to balance the subtle energies within our bodies, master the art of sleep and experience greater depths of meditation. The phrase Yoga Nidra literally means “yoga sleep.” While it does not involve actually sleeping, the practice emphasizes long periods in Savasana (Corpse Pose). Yoga Nidra induces complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation and healing of the body by allowing it the rest and recharge it usually lacks in our all to busy lifestyles.

These classes are both drop-in, or you can buy on line now.

Janice’s philosophy is that yoga is for everyone. There are no age or physical limitations that should stop anyone from benefiting from yoga’s incredible power to improve physical wellness and bring emotional peace and clarity.

Register Online
Buy Now $16 per class

www.astangaottawa.com/

200 1/2 Bank Street, Ottawa
Ottawa
613-722-6860

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Festival of India Ottawa
Aug 10, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013
10::00AM - 5::00PM

I am looking for some one to participate for Yoga workshop during the festival of India Ottawa in Aug 10 and 11, 2013. Please send me email.Thanks

www.festivalofindiaottawa.org

City Hall
Ottawa


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Wanderlust Tremblant

Wanderlust Tremblant
Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013

Join us for an epic yoga + music adventure with Wanderlust Tremblant in the gorgeous Laurentian Mountains near Montreal, Canada this summer on August 23-25.

Start planning your Québécois adventure now and snap up tickets at

www.santoshayoga.com/

298 Elgin Street, Suite #103
Ottawa
613.237.744

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Yoga and Chakra Workshop with Manu Mougenot at Shanti Retreat
Aug 30, 2013 - Sep 03, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Join us for yoga and a workshop on Chakras and the Evolution of Consciousness with Manu Mougenot. This retreat is a great opportunity for beginners and advanced students alike to learn about the chakras and its importance in one's spiritual development.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RATE:
Includes all accommodation, meals, chakra workshop fee, and use of retreat facilities (canoe, kayak, and infra-red sauna).
2 night/3 day option $325 plus HST ($367.25)
3 night/4 day option $450 plus HST ($508.50)

SCHEDULE:
We offer a 3 day (Aug 30-Sept 1) or 4 day (Aug 30-Sept 2) retreat.
Arrival time is any after Friday 2pm

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
7:00pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Workshop Introduction

Saturday:
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
12:30- 2:00pm Workshop
3:30pm – meditation
4:30pm – Yoga
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm Workshop

Sunday:
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

Optional extra night's stay on Sunday includes:
4:30pm yoga class
6:30pm evening meal
8:00pm Yoga Inspired movie

Monday
7:30am Silent morning walk
8:30am morning yoga class
10:45am brunch

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space at Shanti.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTOR:
Emmanuel (Manu Mougenot),from Belgium, developed a keen interest in Yoga, meditation, as well as the study of Philosophy in his late teens.

In 2000, while travelling for the second time in India, he completed the Sivananda Teacher Training Course. In 2001, he first met Swami Vivekananda the founder of Agama Yoga www.agamayoga.com. Emmanuel is now a senior teacher in Agama after more than 12 years of study in the Agama curriculum.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

I look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Manu

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Yoga and Meditation of the Spiritual Heart with Manu Mougenot at Shanti Retreat
Sep 06, 2013 - Sep 11, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

This retreat is a great opportunity for beginners and advanced students alike to delve deeper into the world of meditation. There is a 3 day and 6 day option.

Manu is a gifted facilitator with years of experience and insights into the world of meditation. This retreat offers an opportunity to reveal the true essence of our beings; stillness and joy.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.


SCHEDULE:

Friday
Arrival – any time after 2pm
5:00 pm - Yoga
7:00 pm – Evening Meal
8:15pm – Introductory Talk and Meditation

Saturday
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meditation & break
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Talk
10:30 - 11:30 p.m. Hridaya Hatha Yoga
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Meditation
12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Lunch & Free Time
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Meditation & break
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Yoga Practice
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening Talk
8:30 - 9:00p.m. Meditation


Sunday
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meditation & break
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Talk
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Hridaya Hatha Yoga
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Meditation
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Free Time
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meditation & break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Circle

Friday to Sunday Rate (3 day retreat)
$350pp plus HST includes accommodation, meals, workshop fee, and use of retreat facilities (canoe, kayak, and infra-red sauna)

Friday to Wednesday Retreat option (6 day Retreat)
$699 plus HST. The full 6 day schedule can be found by going to Manu’s event on the retreat lineup page of Shanti’s website.

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space at Shanti.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTOR:
Manu Mougenot, www.shivashaktiyoga.net, developed a keen interest in Yoga, meditation, as well as the study of Philosophy in his late teens.

In 2000, while travelling for the second time in India, he completed the Sivananda Teacher Training Course.

In 2001, he first met Swami Vivekananda the founder of Agama Yoga www.agamayoga.com. Emmanuel is now a senior teacher in Agama after more than 12 years of study in the Agama curriculum.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

I look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Manu

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Women's Tantra Weekend Workshop with Monika Nataraj at Shanti Retreat
Sep 13, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013

Discover the secrets of tantra in a sacred circle of women on picturesque Wolfe Island, Ontario. Rejuvenate, Revive and Renew. This special gathering at Shanti Retreat is back by popular demand and in celebration of our boundless feminine potential!

The course approach is unique and holistic. Through clear and inspiring theory, safe and profoundly opening interactive exercises and Goddess dance ritual, topics include: esoteric information on the chakras, polarity and balancing of our yin/yang energies, curves of pleasure and orgasm, igniting and subliming our sexual energy, transfiguration, archetypical roles in tantra, the path of love and intimate relating, awakening the senses, pelvic exercises to unlock our potential, and more!

We also introduce the secrets of the Jade Egg practice, a Taoist tradition which triggers deep healing and opening of our creative center.

SCHEDULE:
Friday, September 13, 2013
Arrival to Shanti Retreat any time after 2:00pm
5:00 - 6:30pm Hatha Yoga
6:45 - 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15 - 8:30pm Opening Tantra Session

Saturday, September 14, 2013
9:00- 10:30am Hatha Yoga
10:45 - 11:45am Yummy Brunch
noon - 1:30pm Tantra Session
1:30 - 5:00pm Free Time
5:00 - 6:30pm Tantra Session
6:45 - 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15 - 9:15pm Tantra Session

Sunday, September 15, 2013
8:30 - 10:00am Hatha Yoga and Dance Movement
10:15 - 11:15am Yummy Brunch
11:30am - 1:30pm Tantra Session
2:00pm Departure

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space at Shanti.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities.

Weekend Summary:
This retreat includes 2 night’s accommodation, 4 vegetarian buffet meals, 3 yoga classes, tantra workshop sessions with Monika, and an infrared sauna session.

RATE:
The 2 night/ 3 day rate is $325.00 plus HST ($367.25) all inclusive.

The 2012 retreat was full and waitlisted, so please register soon to ensure your participation!

INSTRUCTOR:
Weaving together her varied experiences as a tantra yoga teacher, professional belly dancer, corporate executive, and spiritual adventurer to more than 70 countries and all 7 continents, Monika Nataraj has worked with thousands of women across the globe to re-kindle, embody and celebrate their full feminine potential.

Monika has synthesized this mystical tantric approach for women in the ground-breaking 200-hour Mystical Dance Teacher Training Course held annually at Agama Yoga in Koh Phangan, Thailand. 2013 marks Monika's 5th consecutive season returning to Shanti Retreat to hold a weekend residential intensive.


GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

I look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Monika

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Yoga Retreat Weekend with Hali Schwartz at Shanti Retreat
Sep 20, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Immerse Yourself In the Flow of Sun and Moon. This enchanting weekend will be all about discovering the great traditions of yoga: from the gentle, yet continuous waves of Hatha yoga vinyasa, to the calm tides of restorative yoga. And to bring it all to a perfect state of balance, we will explore the rich roots of yoga philosophy though discussion and chanting.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

SCHEDULE:
Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – Yoga class
7:00pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
8:30am – Yoga class
11:00am – brunch
free time
3:30pm – meditation
4:30pm – Yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm Chanting

Sunday:
8:30am – Yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

RATE:
Includes accommodation, meals, 4 yoga classes, meditation and chanting, and complimentary use of retreat facilities (canoe, kayak, and infra-red sauna).

2 night/3 day option $325 plus HST ($367.25)
3 night/4 day option $450 plus HST ($508.50)

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

Arrival time is any after Friday 2pm
Departure time is any time before Sunday 2pm

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out fireside or find your sacred space.

INSTRUCTOR:
Hali has been practicing Hatha Yoga for 12 years as well as studying Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit and yogic chanting since 1988. She brings an infectious enthusiasm to her classes and workshops where she hopes to inspire her students to discover the best of themselves in the exploration of these deeply rich Yoga texts

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Darin, Wendy and Hali

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Intro to Meditation : Practical Awakening
Sep 22, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013

Are you ready to go within?

Practical Awakening offers inspired wisdom for the modern seeker.

By strengthening self-connection and supporting greater mental clarity and emotional stability, participants are introduced to meditation practices, as well as bioenergetic teachings, which widen your perspective of your life and its events.

What have people said about this course?

“My Practical Awakening experience has been just that: Awakening.

The daily practice has me feeling grounded. Centered. Reminding me that everything I need — all the answers — are inside me. Everything I need.

I feel connected. I feel ONE with the sky above and the earth below. My mind no longer feels like my enemy : it feels like my ally. I recommend this course if you are feeling disconnected, stressed, anxious, depressed or generally lost or detached from your sense of self.”

-Christine

“When I registered for this class (Practical Awakening), I did not understand that I would be introduced to Ayurveda Lifestyle. Now, I forsee a new path for my life. It is AMAZING! Thank you!”

-Tamara


This course is ideal for:

-those at a time of personal transition, experiencing a stressful environment or emotional turbulence;
-those curious about or looking to go deeper into the path of yoga, meditation or self-inquiry;
-those looking to restore or improve their health or re-invigorate their natural creativity.

What to Expect:

-yoga, breathing exercises and meditation

-an introduction to bioenergetics, exploring
your interaction with life through the mind, body and emotions

-an introduction to holistic health, based on your individual needs and body type

Cost: $295 (8 hours/group setting). Private classes are also available upon request.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Bala Freeman has been studying yoga and meditation for over ten years, and is a graduate of the Bioenergetics Institute of Ottawa.

Her passion for understanding the human experience has lead her to travel to several countries across Europe, Asia and South America. Her most recent studies took her to Kannur, India to deepen her studies in ayurveda at the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma.

Bala currently studies under Bhuvaneswari Devi, and teaches in Ottawa, Ontario and Wakefield, Quebec, as well as online. In her spare time, she works as an editor of texts on consciousness and spirituality.

Check out this website for more information:
http://balateachings.wordpress.com/courses/practical-awakening/

balateachings.wordpress.com/courses/practical-awakening/

36 Simcoe Street
Ottawa

bala.bioenergetics@gmail.com

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Yoga, Expressive Arts, JourneyDance (TM) with Diane, Nicole and Wendy at Shanti Retreat
Oct 4, 2013 - Oct 6, 2013

SHANTI RETREAT:
Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Awaken your inner senses and nurture the sweet whispers of your heart. Connect to your inner magic through yoga, art, conscious awareness, music and movement.

MoonDance Retreat is an invitation to step out of your day-to-day experience into gentle yoga, music, movement, creative expression and fun. This weekend retreat will include Hatha yoga,

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

SCHEDULE::
Friday
2:00 Arrival time
5:00 Yoga
7:00 Evening Meal
8:15 Satsang ( Informal gathering)

Saturday
7:30 Silent Morning Walk
8:00 Relaxation, Meditation & Collage
10:45 Brunch & Leisure Time
3:00 Yoga
4:30 Silk Scarf Painting
6:30 Evening Meal
8:00 JourneyDance™, drumming & bonfire

Sunday
8:00 Silent Morning Walk & Journaling
8:30 JourneyDance™, Silk Heart Scarf & Closing
10:45 Brunch
Departure time anytime before 2pm

Retreat includes accommodation, meals, 2 yoga classes, 2 JourneyDance™ flow dances, 2 Expressive Arts sessions including drumming, and the creation of your own heart-painted silk “heart scarf”, morning walking meditation, journaling, collage, evening fire ceremony weather permitting (please bring warm clothes) as well as complimentary use of retreat facilities (canoe, kayak, and infra-red sauna).

RATE:
2 night/3 day option $350 plus HST ($395.50)

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out fireside or find your sacred space.

INSTRUCTORS:
Nicole Hambleton has a background in women’s studies, and has completed her training at Kripalu with Toni Bergins. She is dedicated to bringing groups of people together in a safe and supportive environment and to empowering people through the transformative process

Diane Copoloff is a Health Promotion Consultant dedicated to self-growth and building community through the integration of mind, body and soul. Her multidisciplinary approach to health and wellbeing supports self-exploration and self-reflection through Expressive Arts and Natural Medicine.

Wendy Madore has been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 and has studied extensively a form of energy and chakra yoga, Agama Yoga in Southern Thailand.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No transport? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to bring you to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Diane, Nicole and Wendy

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Dare yourself to unplug ... iRest Yoga Nidra, Yoga & Meditation Retreat @ Shanti Retreat Center
Oct 18, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013

Autumn invites us to balance the light and darkness within. We’ll retreat together in exploration to meet, greet, and welcome everything as its fundamental quality - Oneness - everything a part of and made of one non-dual consciousness. Dare to let go of what you normally do, come home to your true Self, that is always fresh. Experience the hatha yoga style of Body Sensing Yoga, walking and guided meditations, and iRest Yoga Nida “the yogi’s sleep” - deep meditative self-inquiry, where notions of separateness may be disabused. We’ll leave together more open and with an expansive sense of being.

www.innerquestyoga.net/retreats.html

89 Waldo’s Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island, Ontario
613-777-0247
mary@innerquestyoga.net

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www.yogatravels.ca

Yoga and Cultural Tour to Bhutan (13 day)
Oct 18, 2013 - Oct 30, 2013

Imagine practicing yoga with a view of the Himalayas. Imagine travelling to a country where Gross National Happiness is a priority for all of their citizens. Imagine meditating in monasteries that are centuries old. This can be a reality by joining Yoga Travels on one of our 13 day tours to Bhutan.

These all inclusive tours start from the time you land in Bhutan until you fly out 13 days later. We practice various types of yoga (Hatha, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative and Nidra)and meditation daily as well as touring through Bhutan.

We do all the organizing for you - you have the experience. The owner of Yoga Travels Janice Varuna teaches the yoga/meditation and joins you on every tour for that personal touch and care. We also provide organizational services if you have a private group, family or friends who would like to travel to Bhutan - we do it all. Contact us for further details on how your imagination can become reality.

www.yogatravels.ca

115 Parent Ave.
Ottawa
6138835850
info@yogatravels.ca

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A Weekend of Connection
Oct 25, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
2:00PM - 2:00PM

Yoga Retreat: A Weekend Of Connection
(October 25th-27th)

Join Breath Of Light Yoga this fall for a weekend at Shanti Retreat located on beautiful Wolfe Island, near Kingston, the gateway to the Thousand Islands. Rediscover the effortless flow of NATURE, your natural rhythms of SELF & the interconnectedness of COMMUNITY. For only $325 + HST, you can enjoy a weekend filled with 2 nights accommodation, 4 buffet vegetarian meals, 4 Connection themed yoga classes, 1 chakra meditation session, a complimentary infra-red sauna and much much more. Our days will ebb and flow with the following weekend itinerary:

Friday:

Arrival time is anytime after 2pm

5:00 pm – Restorative Yoga Class with Dawn

6:45pm – Evening meal

8:15pm – An Evening of Community Connection

Saturday:

7:30am – Silent morning walk

8:30am – Hatha Yoga Class with Dawn

10:45am – Brunch

….leisure time! (Biking, quiet time, reading, boats, kayaks, infrared sauna)

3:45pm – Chakra Meditation with Dawn & Diana

4:30pm – Partner Yoga Class with Diana

6:30pm – Evening meal

8:15pm – An Evening of Community Connection

Sunday:

8:00am – Silent morning walk

9:00am – Flow Yoga Class with Diana

11:00am – Brunch

Departure time is anytime before 2pm

Join us today for this beautiful weekend of connection! All are welcome!

www.breathoflightyoga.ca

89 Waldo’s Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
905-433-4060
breathoflightyoga@gmail.com

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Enhance your Voice with Yoga! A Yoga Workshop for Singers
Oct 26, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013
1:30PM - 3:30PM

Workshop with Luce Napert, Certified Yoga Teacher and Alto Singer with the Choeur classique de l'Outaouais.

Luce invites you to explore how Yoga postures (Asanas), breath control (Pranayama), hand gestures (Mudras) and concentration (Dhyana)can help support your voice and transform your singing.

Learn to:
- Control your breath to increase air volume and relax your vocal cords
- Improve your concentration, flexibility and endurance
- Use your breath to reduce your stress level and increase your overall well-being

Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. No experience required. All levels welcome.

opusyoga.ca

Elation Centre, 360 Kirkwood Ave North 201
Ottawa
613.322.3068
registration@elationcentre.com

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Enhance your Voice with Yoga! A BILINGUAL Yoga Workshop for Singers
Oct 27, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
1:30PM - 3:30PM

Bilingual Workshop with Luce Napert, Certified Yoga Teacher and Alto Singer with the Choeur classique de l'Outaouais.

Luce invites you to explore how Yoga postures (Asanas), breath control (Pranayama), hand gestures (Mudras) and concentration (Dhyana)can help support your voice and transform your singing.

Learn to:
- Control your breath to increase air volume and relax your vocal cords
- Improve your concentration, flexibility and endurance
- Use your breath to reduce your stress level and increase your overall well-being

Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. No experience required. All levels welcome.

opusyoga.ca

Studio Mouvement, 69 Eddy Street 2nd floor
Gatineau
819.205.0979
info@studiomouvement.com

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Astanga Foundations: 3-day course
Nov 08, 2013
9:00AM - 6:00PM

If you’re intrigued by Astanga Vinyasa Yoga – and especially Mysore practice – but don’t know how to start then our weekend course is for you, our course will show you everything you need to know to start practice with confidence.

www.astangaottawa.com/


Ottawa


Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance
Nov 22, 2013
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Ecstatic dance is an invitation to explore your breath, your feet, and your overall physical, emotional and mental body through movement. As an investigator of your psyche and heart, you will learn to search for the hidden jewel as you come into a space of discovery. Beginning and ending in circle. There is no particular yoga or dance experience necessary.

Let us move and be moved. Dance and be danced.
Masters of their craft, Naomi GuzmanPoole & Jeremy Sills together create the recipe … dancers stir up the pudding! Come and share your energy with other electrifying souls … dance your joy, dance your pain… just dance and have some fun!

Friday night Ecstatic Dances twice every month
HuDost return to Ottawa for their ‘Baby on Board Tour’ along with special guest Jeremy Sills for an evening of Song & Sufi Kirtan at Surround Circle Yoga. https://www.facebook.com/SurroundCircleYoga

www.surroundcircleyoga.com/


Ottawa


Yoga Assists: Hands-on training for teachers and students
Nov 23, 2013
11:30 am - 4.30 pm

Saturday Nov 23 11:30-4.30pm
Early bird price $80+hst, (after Nov 10 $90+hst)
With Janice DeFilippi
How to read and adjust postures: what to do, what not to do, this workshop is aimed at developing the hands-on skills needed to make useful adjustments. Good for teachers, as well as for students wanting to learn more about how postures work. We will use mainly – but not exclusively – Astanga poses to improve our techniques. Janice has been teaching yoga for many years and has a direct but gentle approach to safe, confident assists.

www.astangaottawa.com/


Ottawa


ELEVATE {LOVE} YOGA SOIRÉE
Nov 24, 2013 - Nov 24, 2013
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Flow and groove at this energy e-LOVE-ating yoga soirée benefiting the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa. Be part of an intimate group of yogis at the unique Orange Art Gallery flowing and grooving to a beautiful flow class, led by Jesse Beamish, in this amazing art gallery setting. This event will feature: Gift bags, great music, healthy snacks, Acro Yoga demonstration by Justine Hoang and partner Greg and special mediation led by Ashley Parsons. Tickets prices: Yoga Early Bird $25, Yoga and Gala dual pass $50. Buy your tickets early at https://secure.ujcfederations.org/ft2/form.html?__id=27787.

www.sherimuse.com/events/

233 Armstrong St
Ottawa

SHERIMUSELOVE@GMAIL.COM

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Partner Yoga Workshop with Melissa Delaney
Dec 01, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Partner Yoga is a great way to meet new people, a fun idea for a date, reconnecting with your spouse, or simply having fun with a friend!

What’s better than one downward dog? Why, two of course! Yoga literally means “union”, and what better way to celebrate that than with a partner.

Partner Yoga is a fun and safe way to practice yoga. Join Melissa for a playful afternoon as we explore familiar postures such as balancing poses and twists, concluding with restorative postures where you will practice simple massage techniques to help you and your partner relax! This class is designed to build confidence and trust, and to gain a deeper connection with ourselves and our community.

Suitable for all levels. No experience required – just your sense of adventure and humour!

Cost: $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple.

Visit www.pranashanti.com or call 613-761-9642 (YOGA) for more information.

www.pranashanti.com/


Ottawa
613-761-9642

Beyond the Basics: Handsands, Inversions & Arm Balances
Dec 7, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013
1::00PM - 4::00PM

Hand Balancing for all levels. Put theory into practice, preparing the body with progressively challenging routines while training muscle memory. Balancing opposite actions is essential to maximize the benefits of any yoga practice & protect against injury. Come explore this delicate balance to evolve your practice with Mike Dynie.

michaeldynie.com

251 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa
613-241-YOGA
mdynie@gmail.com

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Family Folk Dance
Jan 07, 2014
10:15am - 11:15am

New to Ottawa: intergenerational, international folk dances – for homeschooling folks, retired folks, student folks, and any other folks that want to dance during the daytime. No previous folk dance experience necessary, all dances taught, no partner needed. Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street, Ottawa K1Y 2Y3 STARTING JANUARY 7, 2014, every two weeks for 6 WEEKS; $36/PERSON over age 4; 10:15am-11:15 Register at: ottawaeastCAG.ca

www.joiedevivrefolkdancers.com/


Ottawa


Ashtanga & Meditation Weekend with David Robson
Jan 24, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali wrote that the mind could be stilled by practice and non-attachment (1.12). How does our practice on the mat actually work to still our mind? Where does non-attachment fit in? This workshop will take a detailed and practical look at the technique and philosophy that can make our daily Ashtanga practice a powerful meditation. This workshop is open to practitioners of all levels.

www.astangaottawa.com/


Ottawa


YOGA TO GO!
Jan 25, 2014
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Do you tend to roll your yoga practice up with your mat at the end of class?

Come let Rebecca Bloomfield (RYT) teach you what yoga has to offer beyond the studio walls. This two-hour workshop will strengthen your ability to incorporate yoga into your life in a way that is meaningful to you. Through a combination of discussion and practice, we will cover breath work, meditation, yoga principles, and gentle poses. Cost $40 includes workshop, handout and refreshments. Pre-registration is required. Call 613-290-9973 or sign up at the studio.

almonterisingsunyoga.com/


Ottawa


Astanga Yoga Ottawa: Sharing the Sutras with Gitanjali
Feb 15, 2014 - Feb 15, 2014
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Learn how the Yoga sutras inform asana practice in a relaxed discussion of the philosophy behind yoga with Gitanjali Adlakha. This series of workshops is of value to all who practice yoga, or for yoga teachers wanting to refresh their understanding of the sutras, and everyone who would like to get acquainted with ancient tools for transformation.
Gitanjali’s upbringing in India surrounded by the scriptures, the daily chants and rituals formed the basis for her spiritual pursuits. She looks forward to sharing the joy, lightness and strength that can be found on and off the mat through yoga.

www.astangaottawa.com

200 1/2 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-722-0608
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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Pranayama Workshop
Feb 22, 2014
12:30 Pm - 04:15 Pm

What is more universal yet personal, ancient yet constantly renewed, ordinary yet precious, shared yet individual, as breath?

Breathing is unique in being either automatic or deliberate, so occupies a special place in physiology, and also in yoga.

In this workshop, we will begin by learning stretches and positions that open the shoulder girdle, rib cage, abdomen and pelvic floor to enhance deep breathing.
We will examine the natural breath as it is before any manipulation is attempted. The subjective (felt) anatomy of the breath, how muscular actions contribute to breathing, and the relationship between pranayama, asana, the bandhas (energy restraints) and concentration/meditation will all be studied.

A variety of traditional Pranayama techniques will be taught, giving students the tools to undertake their own in-depth study, which has the power to transform their daily lives and enhance their spiritual journey.

Teacher : BJ Porter
Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23
Time: 12:30 till 4:15 pm
Cost: $150 + HST
pranayamabuddha

www2.santoshayoga.com/


Ottawa


http://www.evolutionofyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/:

Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training, 200H Immersion, Koh Samui, Thailand
Mar 30, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014

If yoga is your passion, maybe now is the time to grow from student to teacher.

Vikasa is a certified yoga school, hundreds of students successfully pass intensive teacher training courses each year to receive a globally recognized 200 hours Yoga Alliance certificate.
Our inspiring yoga teacher training is run by a group of outstanding and leading professional yoga teachers, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind.
Our beautiful open-air and ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean.
You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experiences.
You’ll transform yourself to be a person that is easier to be happy, harder to be upset, and all around wiser and healthier. Teacher training allows the student to become immersed in anatomical demonstrations and philosophical lessons. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be.
This course is appropriate for all levels – including beginners! We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. You don’t need to know ancient Sanskrit or burn incense in your home. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course, just as we did.

Vikasa provides an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin.

Vikasa is set in a spectacular hilltop environment which gives you breathtaking sea-views throughout the resort, be it from the yoga salas, the rooms, the infinity pool or the restaurant.
The center of evolution is Konstantin Miachin, a yoga innovator who created the challenging and ever-evolving Vikasa style. His practice and teachings have brought him to all corners of the world. Vikasa yoga center is dedicated to the study of yoga, holistic health and consciousness evolution.
Our restaurant has found its own formula to combine healthy ingredients with pure indulgence. Enjoy the evolution of healthy food from our famous sea-view terrace, served by our friendly staff.
Vikasa yoga retreat is located on Koh Samui island, a tropical dream destination in Thailand, the land of smiles. Located on the most beautiful part of Koh Samui, situated on the rocks, between Chaweng and Lamai. Thailand is one of the safest countries in the world to travel in, especially for young women looking for a yoga teacher training course.

More than yoga, we offer you inspiration and transformation Vikasa – evolution of yoga.

www.evolutionofyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

www.evolutionofyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/:

Vikasa Yoga Retreat
koh samui
66831077397
inspire@vikasa.com

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Spring shanti Yoga Retreat Weekend
Apr 04, 2014 - Apr 06, 2014

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, detoxifying infra-red sauna,and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm Evening meal
8:15pm Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Leisure time
3:30pm –4:15 meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm – evening movie,

Sunday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. Darin and Wendy will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.

RATES
3 or 4 share $315pp plus HST
2 share $345pp plus HST

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Easter Getaway: Restoration and Yoga Nidra with Mona Warner
Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014

Join Mona Warner for a weekend of deep healing and conscious restoration of the body-mind, through the ancient tantric meditation practice of

Yoga Nidra ~ also known as the "sleep of integration." Most of us are busy, tense, or both. We live in a world that is moving faster and faster... A world that is asking more from us on so many levels. All of the demands create a dispersion of energy (busy) and as a result our bodies accrue tension on the physical, mental and emotional levels.

Yoga Nidra is a practice that helps us refill our energetic well in a gentle, mindful and restorative way. This enables us to heal ourselves from the inside out as we release the accumulated tensions from our being. All we need to do is get comfortable and listen to the guided meditation – it really is that simple!

Retreat includes 2 morning hatha yoga classes and 2 evening restorative yoga/yoga nidra classes, 5 delicious local organic vegetarian meals, infrared sauna session.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Rate:
Shared accommodation $350pp plus HST
Semi-private accommodation $375pp plus HST

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Wolfe Island Yoga and Bhakti Festival
May 16, 2014 - May 19, 2014

Join us for an inspiring weekend of Yoga and Bhakti (chant).

Shanti is pleased to welcome many talented musicians including David Newman (Durga Das), Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer, Lana Sugarman, John De Kadt, and Lea Longo.

Co-creators of Shanti, Wendy and Darin, will be leading the Hatha yoga classes.

David Newman will facilitate a mini-workshop Sunday morning exploring the nature of be-ing, unity, love and self-inquiry. The gathering is offered with the intention of offering insight and inspiration for nourishing one's inner longing for spiritual truth and for living with an open heart. It will comprise wisdom sharing’s, chanting, Q & A, and discussion.

Weekend Schedule

Friday May 16
4:30 pm Yoga with Darin
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow

Saturday May 17
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Yoga with Wendy
10:30 am Kirtan with Lana Sugarman
12 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Kirtan with Lea Longo
3:30 pm Kirtan with Brenda & Friends
6pm Dinner
7:30 pm Kirtan with David Newman (Durga Das)
10:00 pm Bhakti Dance Party: Shake your Asana!

Sunday, May 18
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Yoga with Wendy
10:30 am SELF LOVE, SELF INQUIRY, SELF LESS—Wisdom Teachings and Exchange of Heart with David Newman
1:00 pm Lunch
Departure for 3 day package guests

2:00 pm Kirtan with Lea Longo
4:00 pm Kirtan with Adam Bauer
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Kirtan with Brenda & Friends

Monday, May 19
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Yoga with Lacey
10:30 am Closing Kirtan
12 pm Lunch
Departure for 4 day package guests

RATES
3 day from $395 plus HST
4 day from $535 plus HST

Please click on the retreat lineup icon of our website for various accommodation options.

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Ashtanga Intensive with Christine Anderson

Ashtanga Intensive with Christine Anderson
Jun 03, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
6:00 am - 7:45 am

The true benefits of yoga appear through a regular practice. The Ashtanga Vinyasa system of practice offers practitioners a platform for growth through a meditative flow with focus on breath. We will learn the series with lead instruction on Monday and Wednesday, and move at our own pace through traditional Mysore style on Fridays (we'll teach you how!)
Investment: $150+HST

* Earn Teacher Training Hours!

santoshayoga.com/


Ottawa


www.shantiretreat.ca

Canada Day Mid-Week Summer Yoga at Shanti Retreat
Jun 30, 2014 - Jul 02, 2014

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, great swimming, fun on the water tramp, use of canoe and kayaks, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and waterside bonfire.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Retreat Schedule

Monday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga Class
7:00pm - Evening meal
8:15pm - Satsang (informal gathering)

Tuesday:
7 – 8am Breakfast
8am Silent morning walk
9 am Yoga class
12pm - Lunch
Free time OR optional Vegetarian cooking class (1:30-4:30)
3:30pm – 4:15- Meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm - Yoga class
6:45pm – Evening meal
8:00pm – Shanti Spiritual Cinema

Wednesday: Light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – Yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm.

RATES

Shared accommodation (3 or 4 single beds)
Rate: $315 plus HST/pp

Semi-private accommodation (2 single beds or 1 king)
Rate: $345 plus HST/pp

Vegetarian Cooking class (optional) : $60 +HST

INSTRUCTORS:
Co-creators of Shanti, Wendy and Darin, have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years.

They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga in Thailand at the Agama Yoga Center, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Gurutej from Hollywood 1 Day Intensive @ JESSGO Toronto
Jul 16, 2014 - Jul 16, 2014
12 - 9

On behalf of Gurutej Khalsa, one of the world's most renowned Kundalini Yoga Masters, it is my pleasure to invite you to a one-day intensive Kundalini Yoga workshop, hosted by Canada’s leading POP live painting artist, Jessica Gorlicky. (www.jessgo.com)

Gurutej's life's work has involved advising C/VP level professionals, building out corporate wellness programs, training teacher trainers, publishing books, supporting celebrities and establishing yoga communities, including the very one here in Toronto, founded in the early 1970s.

Gurutej will be teaching the Kundalini Yoga curriculum from her Essence Training Program from 12-9pm on Wednesday, July 16th at JESSGO Studios, a 10,000 square foot studio/art gallery, in North Toronto.

Full day charge is 54 CDN; includes PRO/intensive module
Evening Segment: 41 CDN; open to ALL

gurutej.com/workshops-and-retreats/

945 Wilson Avenue 18
Toronto
6477455357
gurutejtoronto2014@gmail.com

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Shanti Yoga Retreat and Conscious Cooking Workshop
Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, great swimming, fun on the water tramp, use of canoe and kayaks, detoxifying infra-red sauna, waterside bonfire and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm - Evening meal
8:15pm - Satsang (informal gathering) & evening meditation

Saturday:
7 – 8am – Breakfast
8am - Silent morning walk
9 am – Yoga class
12pm -1:30 Lunch & Superfood Demo with Lacey
Free time
4:30pm – 6:30pm - Yoga class
6:45pm – Evening meal
8:00pm – Conscious Cooking Workshop

Sunday:
Light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – Yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm

Additional options
Join us for Sunday Cycle & Stretch or B&B + Monday’s Detox One Day Getaway.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. Darin and Wendy will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.

RATES
3 or 4 share $350pp plus HST
2 share $375pp plus HST

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with the California College of Ayurveda
Jul 19, 2014 - Jul 30, 2014

Join us at the beautiful Bethlehem Retreat Centre in Nanaimo for this 12 day training program designed for yoga teachers, taught directly by Dr. Marc Halpern and Marisa Laursen. Participants will learn how to adapt yoga classes toward the specific needs of each individual. They will be able to provide deeper instruction in the use of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation for healing based upon ayurvedic principles. The course provides a personal journey within, allowing each to explore their own ayurvedic constitution and create a lifestyle that leads to inner peace and healing. Course graduates will receive a certificate from Dr Marc Halpern of the California College of Ayurveda.

www.koiyoga.com

2701 Jingle Pot Rd
Nanaimo
(250) 739-1102
kim@koiyoga.com

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Shanti Yoga Retreat and Ayurveda Workshop with Matthew Remski
Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 4, 2014

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, Ayurveda workshop,guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, great swimming, fun on the water tramp, use of canoe and kayaks, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and waterside bonfire.

As well,Matthew Remski will offer an Introductory Workshop on Ayurveda. Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Retreat Weekend Schedule

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm - Evening meal
8:15pm - Satsang (informal gathering) & evening meditation

Saturday:
7 – 8am – Breakfast
8am - Silent morning walk
9 am – Yoga class
12pm - Lunch Free time
3:30pm – 5:30pm –Introduction to Ayurveda Workshop
6:00pm – Evening meal 8:00pm – Restorative Yoga

Sunday:
Light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – Yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm
4:30pm Yoga
6:30 pm Dinner
8:15 Shanti Spiritual Cinema

Monday
8:30 am yoga class
10:45 am Brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. Darin and Wendy will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.

Rates for 3 day retreat
3 or 4 share $350pp plus HST
2 share $375pp plus HST

Rates for 4 day retreat
3 or 4 share $475pp plus HST
2 share $500pp plus HST

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.
We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Labour Day Long Weekend- Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Manu at Shanti Retreat
Aug 29, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

Shanti is pleased to welcome back, for the sixth season, a very gifted yoga teacher Manu Mougenot. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to retreat with him. This weekend has the option of either a 2 night or 3 night stay.

Nurture and nourish your body, mind and spirit with Energy yoga and teachings on Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is most commonly practiced as a technique for deep relaxation and rejuvenation, and enables one to deeply reconnect with themselves. In addition, you will learn how to increase your awareness in your dreams and life in general.

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life

Retreat Weekend Schedule

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – special program, week-end intro

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
1:00-4:15pm – Yoga Nidra mini-workshop
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – special program

Sunday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch
Departure for guests staying 2 nights

Rate for a 2 night stay
2 share rate is $375,
3 or 4 share room is $350.



The schedule for a 3 night stay continues:

Sunday
12:00-3:00pm- Yoga Nidra workshop
4:30 pm: intro to mantra meditation
6:30 pm: Evening Meal
8:15 pm: Special Program


Monday
8:00 am – silent morning walk
9:00 am – Yoga Class

Rate for a 3 night stay
2 share rate is $520,
3 or 4 share rate is $495

13% HST is added to all rates.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

GETTING TO SHANTI

No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Manu

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Silent Heart Meditation and Gentle Yoga Retreat with Manu
Sep 05, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014

Shanti is once again delighted to welcome back dear friend, and gifted guest instructor, Manu, for an exceptional retreat offering that combines meditation and Hatha Yoga practice.

This retreat has a 3 or 6 day option.

We’ll practice sitting meditations that focus on the breath, music, bodily sensations, and on energy flows. Walking and standing movement meditations will also be included. You can choose to use chairs and pillows if you wish. The goal is to make this retreat as accessible and enjoyable as possible while at the same time creating the opportunity to challenge yourself and awaken your true potential.

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life

Schedule for 3 Day Retreat

Friday
Arrival – any time after 2pm
5:00 pm – Gentle Hatha Yoga
7:00 pm – Evening Meal
8:15pm – Introductory Talk and first Meditation

Starting of Silence (mauna).

Saturday
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meditation with several breaks
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Talk
10:30 - 11:30 p.m. Gentle Hatha Yoga
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Meditation

12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Lunch and Free Time

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Meditation with breaks
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Individual Yoga Practice
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening Talk
8:30 - 9:00p.m. Meditation


Sunday
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meditation with optional breaks
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Talk
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Gentla Hatha Yoga
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Meditation

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Free Time

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meditation with optional breaks
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Circle (Green Tara Room)

Rate for 3 day retreat
$375 pp plus HST includes accommodation, meals, workshop fee, and use of retreat facilities (canoe, kayak, and infra-red sauna)

Schedule for 6 day retreat

Same as retreat schedule above and continues as follows:

Sunday
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meditation with optional breaks
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Talk
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Hridaya Hatha Yoga
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Meditation

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Free Time

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meditation with optional breaks
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Individual Yoga practice (Yurt)
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 -8:00 p.m. Evening Talk
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Meditation

Monday and Tuesday
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meditation with breaks
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Talk
10:30 - 11:30 p.m. Gentle Hatha Yoga
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Meditation

12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Lunch and Free Time

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Meditation with breaks
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Individual Yoga Practice
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening Talk
8:30 - 9:00p.m. Meditation

Wednesday
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meditation with optional breaks
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Talk
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Hatha Yoga
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Meditation

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Free Time

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meditation with optional breaks
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Circle (Green Tara Room)


Rate for 6 day retreat
$699 pp plus HST includes accommodation, meals, workshop fee, and use of retreat facilities (canoe, kayak, and infra-red sauna).


All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

GETTING TO SHANTI

No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to sharing this unique retreat experience with you on
Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Manu

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Yoga, Tantric Teachings and Mystical Dance with Monika Nataraj at Shanti Retreat
Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

Dive deep into your feminine through an inspired weekend of chakra yoga, tantric practices for women and creative dance to awaken your inner goddess. This women's gathering is always full of fun, rejuvenation, magic and sisterhood.

Monika brings with her a depth of experience to share with you. One of her gifts is her ability to facilitate group dynamics. Everyone feels involved, enthusiastic and learns from both themselves and others.

She has worked with woman in many places of the world to re-kindle, embody and celebrate their full feminine potential. This weekend will renew, revive and rejoice the radiant Feminine in you.

Based on traditional Indian Tantra, and presented with relevant information from Taoism and alchemy, Monika guides you in the ancient practices of harnessing and focusing your sexual energy. Tapping into the healing power of yoga, ritual and mystical dance movement, we explore techniques to unveil your feminine mystery and unleash your creative life force.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Friday, September 12, 2014
Arrival any time after 2:00pm
5:00 – 6:30pm Hatha Yoga
6:45 – 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15 – 9:30pm Opening Tantra Session

Saturday, September 13, 2014
7:00 - 8:00am Healthy Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30am Hatha Yoga
11:00 - 12:30 Tantra Session
12:30 - 1:30pm Yummy Brunch
1:30 - 5:00pm Free Time
5:00 - 6:30pm Tantra Session
6:45 - 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15 - 9:15pm Tantra Session

Sunday, September 14, 2013
8:30 - 10:00 Hatha Yoga and Dance Movement
10:15 - 11:15 Yummy Brunch
11:30 - 1:30 Tantra Session
2:00pm Departure

Rate for a 2 night stay.
$350 plus HST (for a 3 or 4 share)
$375 plus HST (for a 2 share room)

There is also the option to extend your experience and stay over Sunday night. For those staying over the program will begin again from 5:00pm.

The additional rate for all teachings, meals and Sunday night accommodation is $150 plus HST

5:00 - 6:30pm Tantra Session
6:45 - 7:45pm Sumptuous Vegetarian Dinner
8:15 - 9:15pm Tantra Session

Monday, September 15, 2014
8:30 - 10:00 Hatha Yoga and Dance Movement
10:15 - 11:15 Yummy Brunch
11:30 - 1:30 Tantra Session
2:00pm Departure

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

GETTING TO SHANTI

No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Monika

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

A Weekend of Restorative Yoga with Hali Schwartz at Shanti Retreat
Oct 03, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014

Relax, Refresh and Unwind. Nurture your body with a weekend of restorative hatha yoga with a highly gifted and fun loving instructor, Hali Schwartz.

Restorative hatha yoga is very conducive to allowing a sense of peace and ease to unfold in your being. The teachings Hali will share with you reflect her deep passion and understanding of yoga philosophy.

This unique weekend retreat will offer you the opportunity to gain greater insight into yoga while providing plenty of free time to enjoy Shanti’s grounds and amenities.

This weekend is suitable for all levels.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life

Retreat Weekend Schedule

Friday:
Arrival is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
7:00pm – evening meal
8:15pm – Informal gathering

Saturday:
7:00am – self-serve breakfast
9:00am – yoga class
12:00pm – lunch
….leisure time!
3:30pm – meditation
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm – informal gathering

Sunday:
7:00am -light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
9:00am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, local organic vegetarian meals, and detoxifying infra-red sauna.

RATES
$350pp for a 3 or 4 share room
$375pp for a 2 share room
Please add 13% HST to above rates

All activities are optional of course as it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

GETTING TO SHANTI

No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to sharing this unique retreat experience with you on
Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Hali, Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Shanti Yoga Retreat Thanksgiving Weekend with Wendy and Darin
Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

Join us for an autumn retreat on Wolfe Island. Savour the beauty of the fall colors and the flocks of migratory Canada Geese gathering in Brown's Bay.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving we will take time throughout this weekend of yoga, meditation, silent morning walks and informal evening gatherings to contemplate Gratitude.

What are we grateful for in our lives? What are our daily Joys? In the words of Sara Ban Breathnack "All we have is all we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are."

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, great swimming, fun on the water tramp, use of canoe and kayaks, detoxifying infra-red sauna, waterside bonfire and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm - Evening meal
8:15pm - Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
7 – 8am – Breakfast
8am - Silent morning walk
9 am – Yoga class
12pm - Lunch
Free time
3:30pm – 4:15 Meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
6:45pm Evening meal
8:00pm – Shanti Spiritual Cinema

Sunday:
Light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – Yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm.

INSTRUCTORS:
Co-creators of Shanti, Wendy and Darin, have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught yoga in Thailand at the Agama Yoga Center, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.


All Inclusive Weekend Rates
Shared accommodation (3 or 4 single beds) rate $315pp plus HST
Semi-private rate $345pp plus HST

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.
We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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vikasayoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

Vikasa Yoga 200-hour teacher training in Koh Samui, Thailand
Nov 09, 2014 - Dec 07, 2014

Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training Koh Samui, Thailand

Vikasa Yoga Retreat is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga school set in a unique environment on Koh Samui, Thailand. We offer a full range of yoga activities including daily yoga classes, yoga vacation packages, regular yoga events, and meditation. A selection of yoga teacher training programs are available including 200 hour all level training and 100 hour advanced level training. In between yoga classes you can enjoy the resort facilities. Relax at our spa and enjoy various spa treatments like a traditional Thai Massage and many others, or use our infinity pool and sky gym. Experience the Vikasa healthy lifestyle and feel the transformation in your daily life.

Join the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Community
Vikasa yoga retreat is a certified yoga school. Hundreds of students successfully pass intensive training courses each year to receive a globally recognized, 200-Hour Yoga Alliance certification and proudly bear the title of a certified yoga teacher.
Our inspirational training is run by outstanding yoga instructors who are leaders in the profession, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind. Besides the intensive physical practice, you will learn about yoga philosophy, yoga history, and anatomy. Our beautiful open-air, ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean. You will develop a network of peers, mentors, and friends that will create new opportunities and experiences. In addition to our 200-Hour training, we run an advanced 100-Hour yoga teacher training to help you expand your practice and improve your teaching skills further.
Use your time between classes to relax at our infinity pool or explore Koh Samui.

Our courses are appropriate for all levels – including beginners! We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course, just as we did.

Join us and become a yoga teacher in beautiful Koh Samui! You can register for our next training on our website now!

vikasayoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

211 Moo4, Koh Samui, Thailand
+66 (0) 77 422 232
ask@vikasa.com

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Restorative Yoga Retreat with Danika: Balancing the elements within at Shanti Retreat
Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014

Danika is a teacher in the classic tradition, trained in the complementary arts of hatha yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and astrology.

Her teaching is restorative and healing, emphasizing the development of personal practice unique to each person’s soul journey.

The holistic principles of yoga, Ayurveda, and astrology teach that the universe and each of us – is composed of five subtle elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Understanding these elements and their interactions helps us regain and maintain health, balance, and vitality.

In this rejuvenating and restorative yoga retreat, we explore and experience the joy of these subtle energies within us. Through asana, meditation, and discussion, we restore ourselves with a focus on breath awareness, easy movement, and gentle postures supported by props (blocks, blankets, and bolsters), which encourage opening and release.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace.
A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life

Retreat includes: four restorative yoga classes, five wholesome and delicious meals, accommodation, use of infrared sauna, and time to connect with nature and enjoy Shanti’s amenities.

Weekend Schedule

Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
6:30pm Evening Meal
8:15pm Restorative Yoga

Saturday:
9:00am Restorative Yoga
12pm Brunch
Leisure time
4:00pm Restorative Yoga
6:30pm Evening Meal

Sunday:
9:00am Restorative Yoga
10:45am Brunch
Departure time is any time before 2 pm.

RATES
3 or 4 share rate $350
2 share rate $375
please add 13% HST to all rates.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

GETTING TO SHANTI

No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to sharing this unique retreat experience with you on
Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Danika, Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Shanti Yoga Retreat Weekend with Wendy and Darin
Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

Join Darin and Wendy for the last retreat of the 2014 season. Give yourself the gift of going within; curl up fireside with a cup of herbal tea and an inspiring book.

Be nurtured and nourished with yoga, meditation, invigorating silent morning walks, evening gatherings and delicious, local organic seasonal vegetarian cuisine.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, detoxifying infra-red sauna, sitting fireside and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.


Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm - Evening meal
8:15pm - Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
7 – 8am – Breakfast
8am - Silent morning walk
9 am – Yoga class
12pm - Lunch
Free time
3:30pm – 4:15 Meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
6:45pm Evening meal
8:00pm – Shanti Spiritual Cinema

Sunday:
Light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
7:30am – Silent morning walk
8:30am – Yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure is any time before 2pm.

All Inclusive Weekend Rates
Shared accommodation (3 or 4 single beds) rate $315pp plus HST
Semi-private rate $345pp plus HST

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane box 36
Wolfe Island
613-777-0247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Ame Wren at Yogatown Ottawa!
Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014

Ame Wren comes to us from Boston, where she founded the Boston Yoga School. She leads retreats, training and workshops all over the world, sharing her knowledge in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa practices. Learn more about Ame at www.amewren.com

Clean it Up: Asana Repair (Teachers Only!)
Friday, November 28th 1:00 - 3:45
$30
Given the athletic nature of vinyasa yoga, anatomical alignment is frequently sacrificed for technique and pace. This workshop will be a thorough refresher on the architecture of asana. We will look intently at the shapes of the most common poses and the ways in which the body and mind distort the shapes, often resulting in injury.

Sweat and Sequencing: Backbending Focus
Saturday, November 29th 1:30 - 3:30
$45, $35 (auto-renew members)
By opening the hip flexors, spine and shoulders, you will be in optimal shape to backbend. Once you're warmed up you will learn, in detail, the proper shoulder alignment for various backbends and useful techniques to get past physical and mental blocks that keep you from fully experiencing them.
Backbends are exhilarating postures when done well and can dramatically alter your practice and emotional state. Come ready to be challenged, elongated and inspired.

Sweat and Sequencing: Twisting Focus
Saturday, November 29th 4:00 - 6:00
$45, $35 (auto-renew)
You’ve probably heard that twisting in yoga asana is “detoxifying,” and that’s why you should do it. In this class you will learn and practice the detailed alignment of twists, including seated, standing and supine, and understand how to utilize your upper back and core when twisting.

*Both Saturday classes available for $80 or $60 for auto-renew members

myyogatown.com

300 Preston St.
Ottawa
613-234-9642
info@myyogatown.com

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Clean it Up: Asana Repair (Teacher's Only) with Ame Wren
Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014
1::00PM - 3::45PM

Given the athletic nature of vinyasa yoga, anatomical alignment is frequently sacrificed for technique and pace.

This workshop will be a thorough refresher on the architecture of asana. We will look intently at the shapes of the most common poses and the ways in which the body and mind distort the shapes, often resulting in injury.

Ame Wren comes to us from Boston, where she founded the Boston Yoga School. She leads retreats, training and workshops all over the world, sharing her knowledge in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa practices. Learn more about Ame at www.amewren.com

Date: Friday, November 28th
Time: 1:00 - 3:45 pm
Cost: $30

www.myyogatown.com

300 Preston St.
Ottawa
613-234-9642

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http://vikasayoga.com/advancedyogateachertraining/

Vikasa Yoga 100-hour Advanced Teacher Training in Koh Samui, Thailand
Dec 07, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014

Vikasa Yoga is a school founded by Konstantin Miachin that focuses on the study of an integral system of yoga, as philosophy and inclusive lifestyle. Our philosophy is based on traditional concepts of hatha yoga, and classic science of yoga adapted for the modern life in western society. Regardless of your level of asana practice, this system provides all the necessary techniques for the attainment of high spiritual aspirations and excellent overall physical health. This course is considered the second part of the full 700-hour RYS Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training Program. This teacher training program will focus on advanced sequencing in hatha yoga, using rules and principles of Himalayan Vinyasa and Mandala sequencing. Different sub-styles of yoga will also be introduced with practices that challenge experienced students and are accessible to all levels of practitioners. There will be morning and evening intensives practices, where different sequence will be taught to support your capacity towards development. Precise explanations of the methodology will be given including unique tools for creation of beautiful sequences. In theory sessions we will examine the effect of such sequences on physical, energetic and informational aspects of our bodies. Some attention will be given to references from yogic texts, such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama and Gheranda Samhita. The lectures will include theory, history, teaching methodology and discussions. Also, more emphasis will be placed on physical adjustments. Another major topic is giving options to students in order to be able to teach a mixed level class with beginners and advanced students in one room. Each teacher should be able to give three variations of each pose while teaching a class: a base pose, a simplification for beginners, and modification for advanced students. Lastly, creation of personal programs for your students will be explained, giving you the opportunity to go beyond teaching private lessons with very limited benefits, and allow you and your students to maximize your potentials.Through daily yoga asana practice and lectures, we will explore a variety of yogic concepts and methods to create a new approach to this ancient practice. Students will be challenged to explore and expand upon their personal yoga practice in order to develop creative, conscious and intelligent teaching techniques.

vikasayoga.com/advancedyogateachertraining/

211 Moo4, Koh Samui, Thailand
+66 (0) 77 422 232
ask@vikasa.com

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RENEWING IN THE LIGHT RETREAT (WINTER SOLSTICE)
Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
6:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Bring Light into deepest darkness and prepare for awareness to expand.

In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

www.yasodhara.org/event/renewing-in-the-light-retreat-winter-solstice/?instance_id=1773

527 Walker\'s Landing Road Box 9
Kootenay Bay
(250)-227-9224
info@yasodhara.org

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NEW YEAR’S AT THE ASHRAM
Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015
6:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Step out from the pressure of the holidays and honour the Light in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Yasodhara Ashram. Join us New Year’s, as we celebrate the gifts of the year and enjoy the peace of the season. Take yoga classes and workshops, join others in Karma Yoga, sing, dance and reflect. A precious time of devotion and renewal.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50

www.yasodhara.org/event/festival-light/?instance_id=1774

527 Walker\'s Landing Road Box 9
Kootenay Bay
(250)-227-9224
info@yasodhara.org

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ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION BEGINS
Jan 05, 2015 - Jan 05, 2015
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

www.yasodhara.org/event/one-month-karma-yoga-introduction-begins/?instance_id=1775

Yasodhara Ashram 527 Walker\'s Landing Road Box 9
Kootenay Bay
(250)-227-9224
info@yasodhara.org

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YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM (18-30) BEGINS
Jan 05, 2015 - Jan 05, 2015
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

www.yasodhara.org/event/young-adult-program-18-30-begins/?instance_id=1771

Yasodhara Ashram 527 Walker\'s Landing Road Box 9
Kootenay Bay
(250)-227-9224
info@yasodhara.org

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Full Vinyasa Class
Jan 11, 2015 - Jan 11, 2015
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday January 11, 10:15am-noon $20+hst
Starting with a short explanation of how Full Vinyasa practice works and then the complete Primary Series as Full Vinyasa - the unabridged form of vinyasa practice. The number of moves needed to enter and exit each posture increases, so this class is a real challenge! MAXIMUM 14 PARTICIPANTS.

www.astangaottawa.com/workshops/?mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=182&options%5Bsite_id%5D=23987#Fri

200 1/2 Bank Street Ottawa
613-722-6860
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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move breathe namaste Yoga Fundraiser for bone and joint health
Jan 31, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
8:::00AM - 4:::00PM

Join us for a full day of chakra and yoga exploration! You will be helping the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation bring awareness to bone and joint health!

As we bend and breathe through a whole day series of chakra focused yoga classes; we will bridge the connection between yoga and orthopaedic health.

You can register for 7-45 minute classes for only $50 or 2 classes for $20 (each additional class is $10)

REGISTER TODAY! www.canorth.org

If you, or someone you know is passionate about Yoga and about Bone and Joint Health, please do not hesitate to contact us or pass this along.

www.canorth.org

131 Catherine Street
Ottawa
800-461-3639 ext 223
kim@canorth.org

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Long Holds and Yoga Therapy with Christine Anderson

Long Holds and Yoga Therapy with Christine Anderson
Feb 02, 2015 - Feb 02, 2015
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

In This workshop we combine the challenge of a long hold practice with the benefits of yoga therapy. We will explore the anatomy of a muscle fibre, the nervous system and hormonal control systems of the body.

From long hold contraction to long hold release, the manner in which we practice dictates how fluids flow through and nourish the cells of our body.

Chemical reactions to stress in the body are the number one contributing factor for disease. In this workshop we will study the chemical and hormonal processes, along with how yoga serves to optimize our innate ability to self-regulate internally.

When life becomes a challenge, do you knuckle down and charge ahead, or throw your hands in the air and surrender? In this workshop, we will do both.

We invite ALL practitioners to join us in our explorations of advancement (you do not need to be enrolled in the teacher training to take this workshop).
Investment:

Included in 200, 300 & 500 hour Teacher Training Package email Christine Anderson, Director of Teacher Training for more information: christine@santoshayoga.com

$210 to attend the 5 day program as a drop-in student.

$320 to attend all 7 days and earn Teacher Training hours (a-la-carte).

santoshayoga.com/workshops/

346 Richmond Road 2nd Floor
Ottawa
613.235.5378
info@santoshayoga.com

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A Winter Reprieve

A Winter Reprieve
Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015

Escape to Mexico with dallas and Jeb

Give yourself a reprieve from winter in 2015 and indulge in a full week of yoga, sunshine, and lush vegetarian food in a beautiful setting.

Benefit from a week of experienced attention in a variety of class styles to deepen your yoga practice. The week will include well-rounded yoga classes as well as classes exploring styles like power, advanced postures, meditation and breath work.

Haramara Retreat is a secluded eco-retreat designed specifically for holistic wellness and yoga near the small Mexican town of Sayulita. Built in harmony with the environment Haramara has breathtaking architecture and views.

Details available at the website below. For more information or to book your spot email info@studio330.ca

www.studio330.ca/#Events

Haramara Retreat
Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

info@studio330.ca

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Heartsong Yoga Retreat - Tulum MX 2015
Feb 28, 2015 - Mar 07, 2015

Escape from the frosty cold of winter for a week in the sun at the serenely picturesque, beautiful Shambala Petit Hotel in Tulum Beach, Mexico. This unique eco-friendly hotel is the perfect place to unplug, unwind and reconnect with nature and your true self.

We will REGENERATE in SANGHA - sacred space, with daily YOGA, Meditation, mind-body Pilates, swimming, snorkeling, relaxing on the pristine white beaches, being nourished with nutritious cuisine, while soaking up the Mayan energies of Light and Love.

https://sites.google.com/site/heartsongyogaretreat/home

Heartsong Yoga Studio
Renfrew
(613) 433-7346
elizabeth@heartsongyogapilates.ca

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Astanga Foundations
Feb 28, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30 PM

Saturday February 28, 9:30am-3:30pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
$80+hst
This course offers the fundamentals of Astanga Vinyasa Yoga including: alignment, bandhas, breathing and yoga theory.
Participants will receive a 20% discount on any class packages purchased immediately after the course.Saturday February 28, 9:30am-3:30pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
$80+hst
This course offers the fundamentals of Astanga Vinyasa Yoga including: alignment, bandhas, breathing and yoga theory.
Participants will receive a 20% discount on any class packages purchased immediately after the course.

www.astangaottawa.com/workshops/?mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=183&options%5Bsite_id%5D=23987

200-1/2 Bank Street Ottawa
Ontario
613-722-6860
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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All Astanga: 3-Day Workshop with Janice DeFilippi
Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015
No Times Specified - No Times Specified

March 13, 14 & 15 (Fri 6:30-8:30pm, Sat & Sun 10:30-4pm) Early bird price $175+hst (after March 1st, $200+hst)
Taking a deeper look at all aspects of Astanga Vinyasa Yoga practice - alignment, breath work, pacing, Sanskrit names and numbers. We'll be using postures from both primary and second series as a basis, and participants will be guiding each other vocally as well as learning hands-on, safe adjustments. Janice is the owner and director of Astanga Yoga Ottawa and has been studying Astanga for many years. FOR A DEEPER, INTIMATE LEARNING PROCESS THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF 12 PARTICIPANTS.

www.astangaottawa.com/workshops/?mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=194&options%5Bsite_id%5D=23987

200-1/2 Bank Street Ottawa
Ontario
613-722-6860
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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Costa Rica 2015 with David Jewitt

Costa Rica 2015 with David Jewitt
Mar 23, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Join David Jewitt and Christine Anderson for a week of yoga in the mountains of Costa Rica.

The Chirripo river flows right through our retreat on its way to the ocean. Here we enjoy the lush rain forest air, call of the birds and spectacular views that Costa Rica is famous for.

Let us take care of you this week.

As the sun makes its ascent over the mountain peak, we gather for our morning practice of meditation and asana. What better way to prepare for a day of adventure? Rio Chirripo offers horseback riding, trail hiking, local chocolate and cheese tours, day trips to the beach for sun and surf, salsa dancing and more. Did we mention the pool and hot tub?

Retreat rates include accommodations, gourmet meals, ground transportation, and all yoga & mediation classes.

*Early Bird Rates:

Camp Cabin: Triple $860 Double $900
Balcony room: Double $1010 Single $1220
Casita: Double $1280
River: Double $1280 Single $1700

* All rates in US Dollars with $500 (non-refundable) deposit received before October 31, 2104. Registrations beyond this date add $300pp.

Email us for more information: costarica@santoshayoga.com

santoshayoga.com/workshops/

346 Richmond Road Ottawa
Ontario
613.235.5378
costarica@santoshayoga.com

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vikasayoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

Vikasa Yoga 200-hour teacher training in Koh Samui, Thailand
Apr 05, 2015 - May 03, 2015

Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training Koh Samui, Thailand

Vikasa Yoga Retreat is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga school set in a unique environment on Koh Samui, Thailand. We offer a full range of yoga activities including daily yoga classes, yoga vacation packages, regular yoga events, and meditation. A selection of yoga teacher training programs are available including 200 hour all level training and 100 hour advanced level training. In between yoga classes you can enjoy the resort facilities. Relax at our spa and enjoy various spa treatments like a traditional Thai Massage and many others, or use our infinity pool and sky gym. Experience the Vikasa healthy lifestyle and feel the transformation in your daily life.

Join the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Community
Vikasa yoga retreat is a certified yoga school. Hundreds of students successfully pass intensive training courses each year to receive a globally recognized, 200-Hour Yoga Alliance certification and proudly bear the title of a certified yoga teacher.
Our inspirational training is run by outstanding yoga instructors who are leaders in the profession, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind. Besides the intensive physical practice, you will learn about yoga philosophy, yoga history, and anatomy. Our beautiful open-air, ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean. You will develop a network of peers, mentors, and friends that will create new opportunities and experiences. In addition to our 200-Hour training, we run an advanced 100-Hour yoga teacher training to help you expand your practice and improve your teaching skills further.
Use your time between classes to relax at our infinity pool or explore Koh Samui.

Our courses are appropriate for all levels – including beginners! We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course, just as we did.

Join us and become a yoga teacher in beautiful Koh Samui! You can register for our next training on our website now!

vikasayoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

211 Moo4, Koh Samui, Thailand
+66 (0) 77 422 232
ask@vikasa.com

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Spring Yoga and Meditation with Wendy and Darin at Shanti Retreat
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

Relax, recharge and restore with gentle hatha and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra and delicious vegetarian meals prepared with Love.

As we leave winter behind and welcome the coming of spring enjoy the beauty of Shanti's natural surroundings and become aware, as the following Zen Proverb suggests, that Nature can teach us how to be still; "Sitting quietly, Doing nothing, Spring comes, And the grass grows by itself."

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Daily yoga practice, guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and Saturday evening yoga inspired movie.

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm Evening meal
8:15pm Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Leisure time
3:30pm –4:15 meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm – evening movie,

Sunday:
7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

RATES
3 or 4 share $350pp plus HST
2 share $375pp plus HST

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. Darin and Wendy will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama yoga).

They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as numerous retreats at Shanti Retreat which they co-founded in 2003.


GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

A Spring Renewal Yoga Retreat of Flow, Yin, and Chant with Lana Sugarman at Shanti Retreat
Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015

Join Lana Sugarman for a a spring renewal retreat which will nourish mind, body and spirit.

Enjoy meditation, a morning active yoga practice (Jivamukti style), as well as an afternoon yin yoga practice. Saturday evening, Lana will share her passion and gift for kirtan.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in chanting devotional mantras or simply be present to receive. Kirtan, like asana practice, helps us to get out of our minds to experience the fullness of the present moment.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm Evening meal
8:15pm Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Leisure time
3:30pm –4:15 meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm – evening of kirtan,

Sunday:
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat.

RATES
3 or 4 share $350pp plus HST
2 share $375pp plus HST

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTOR:
Lana has a passion for the Jivamukti practice as well as Yin Yoga. She has studied with many well known teachers over the years. She encourages students to turn their focus inward, go deep, and leave feeling soothed and stretched. Her classes are a mix of expressive asana, hands-on assists, and philosophy.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Lana, Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Inversions with Christine Anderson

Inversions with Christine Anderson
May 04, 2015 - May 12, 2015
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Monday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:00 am – 8:00 am

Everybody up-side-down! The inversion practice requires great study of one’s practice and self.

To be inverted in a calm state, allowing ease of breath while the organs receive optimal blood flow and oxygen from the lungs is to truly know your strength.

In this workshop we will study the relevant anatomy to not only achieve proper inversions, but what can inhibit your success as well. From shoulder stand, through arm balances, all the way to headstand… get ready to experience gravity from another perspective!

Investment:

Included in 200, 300 & 500 hour Teacher Training Package email Christine Anderson, Director of Teacher Training for more information: christine@santoshayoga.com

$210 to attend the 5 day program as a drop-in student.

$320 to attend all 7 days and earn Teacher Training hours (a-la-carte).

We invite ALL practitioners to join us in our explorations of advancement (you do not need to be enrolled in the teacher training to take this workshop).

santoshayoga.com/workshops/

346 Richmond Road (2nd Floor)
Ottawa
613.235.5378
info@santoshayoga.com

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www.shantiretreat.ca

May Long Weekend Shanti Yoga Retreat with Darin, Wendy and optional cooking classes with Lacey
May 15, 2015 - May 18, 2015

Enjoy the beauty and aliveness of Shanti in May; the birds are singing, the grass and leaves are a vibrant green, and the bay is full of wildlife.

Give yourself the gift of nurturing and nourishing your body, mind and soul with gentle hatha and restorative yoga, guided meditation, silent morning walks, yoga nidra, delicious and lovingly prepared vegetarian meals, along with time spent savoring the beauty of outdoors.

This weekend also offers optional vegetarian cooking classes with RHN Lacey Budge.(see below)

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm Evening meal
8:15pm Satsang (informal gathering)

Saturday:
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Leisure time or optional vegetarian cooking class 1-4pm
3:30pm –4:15 meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm – Shanti cinema

Sunday:
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

RATES
$350 plus HST for 3 or 4 share
$375 plus HST for 2 share

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Co-founders of Shanti Retreat, Wendy and Darin, have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years.
They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.

Lacey is a registered health nutritionist who has a wealth of knowledge to inspire those who want to create simple, nutritious, and delicious vegetarian cuisine. Space is limited for the cooking class so please email or call to reserve. $60pp for a 3 hour class.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy, Darin and Lacey

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Feldenkrais* workshop: the key to unlocking back pain

Feldenkrais* workshop: the key to unlocking back pain
May 21, 2015 - May 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Isn't it time to end the nagging back pain?
When was the last time you felt as happy as a child ?
Recapture your energy and vitality!
You already have what it takes to eliminate your pain.
Unleash your untapped resources.

Experience the wonder of a freely moving body

*This technique is based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais who introduced the essentials of how to provide the brain with specific means of receiving new information that allowed for ease of movement and vitality at any age.

Join Judith for an Introduction to experiencing a pain free life :
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Date: Thursday May 21, 2015
Place: Yoga for Your Knots: Kanata studio
Presenter: Judith Birtwistle, Certified Neuromovement Practionner
Cost: FREE

SPACE IS LIMITED
CONTACT : terri@yogaforyourknots.com


Judith has studied with Moshe's protege Anat Baniel and other Master Teachers from the United States and Europe for the past four years. She has worked with Yoga students, runners, walkers and infants to 80 years plus.

www.yogaforyourknots.com/#!workshop-and-retreats/c19ky

77 Jarlan Terrace
Kanata
613-797-7347
terri@yogaforyourknots.com

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Mid-Week Yoga and Meditation with Darin & Wendy at Shanti Retreat
Jun 30, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015

Summer is here, and a glorious time to enjoy all that Shanti has to offer; hang out in a hammock, swim in the bay, lounge on the water trampoline, enjoy the views from a waterside deck chair, or take a walk in nature.

Give yourself the gift of nurturing and nourishing your body, mind and soul with gentle hatha and restorative yoga, guided meditation, silent morning walks, yoga nidra, and delicious and lovingly prepared vegetarian meals.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Schedule

Tuesday:
Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class
7:00pm Evening meal
8:15pm Satsang (informal gathering)

Wednesday:
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Leisure time
3:30pm –4:15 meditation
4:30pm – 6:30pm yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm – Shanti cinema

Thursday:
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
Departure time is any time before 2pm

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Co-founders of Shanti Retreat, Wendy and Darin, have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years.
They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Surya Kriya: Awaken The Sun Within
Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015
9 - 1

Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner well-being.
“Surya” means “sun,” and “kriya” means “inner energy process.” Surya Kriya activates the solar plexus to raise the samat prana, or solar heat, in the system. It also balances a person’s left and right energy channels, leading to stability of the body and stillness of the mind. This strong foundation becomes the basis to explore higher dimensions of life.

If you are looking for a simple but powerful tool to align yourself with life, and bring positive changes in your health, mental wellbeing and much more, this might be that opportunity!

You are invited to join us for our next Surya Kriya workshop in July. During the two-day workshop, you will be taught this powerful practice which you can practice on your own.

2 sessions
July 4 & 5, 9am to 1pm both days.

www.akashayogawellbeing.com

Akasha Home Studio
Ottawa
613-501-2862
akasha.cyw@gmail.com

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Mid-Week Summer Retreat with Darin, Wendy & Reiki Master Brett Bevell
Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 15, 2015

Join us for a mid-week retreat offering of yoga, meditation and energy healing. Savour the beauty of all that summer has to offer at Shanti - swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, or just hang out in a hammock.

Give yourself the gift of nurturing and nourishing your body, mind and soul with gentle hatha and restorative yoga, guided meditation, silent morning walks, yoga nidra, and delicious and lovingly prepared vegetarian meals.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Schedule
Monday
2 pm guest arrival
5 pm - yoga with Darin
6:45 pm – dinner
8 – 9.30pm - Energy Healing Session with Brett

Tuesday
7-8 am breakfast
7.45-8.15 am silent walk
8.30 - yoga and meditation with Wendy
10.30am - noon Energy Healing Session with Brett
12.30 lunch
Free Time
4.30-6.30 pm Energy Healing Session with Brett
6.30 dinner
8.00 pm - Restorative Yoga with Wendy

Wednesday
light breakfast
7.45-8.15 am walking meditation
8.30 am - yoga and meditation with Darin
10.30 am – brunch
11.30 – 12.30 Closing Energy Healing Session with Brett
Departure anytime before 2 pm

RATES
$350 plus HST for a 3 or 4 share
$375 plus HST for a 2 share

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.

INSTRUCTORS:
Co-founders of Shanti Retreat, Wendy and Darin, have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years.
They will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

They have taught in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.

Brett Bevell is the author of New Reiki Software for Divine Living, Reiki for Spiritual Healing, The Reiki Magic Guide To Self Attunement, and the recently released Energy Healing for Everyone. He is faculty at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Kripalu and at Alex Grey’s Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Darin, Wendy and Brett

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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vikasayoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

Vikasa Yoga 200-hour teacher training in Koh Samui, Thailand
Jul 19, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training Koh Samui, Thailand

Vikasa Yoga Retreat is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga school set in a unique environment on Koh Samui, Thailand. We offer a full range of yoga activities including daily yoga classes, yoga vacation packages, regular yoga events, and meditation. A selection of yoga teacher training programs are available including 200 hour all level training and 100 hour advanced level training. In between yoga classes you can enjoy the resort facilities. Relax at our spa and enjoy various spa treatments like a traditional Thai Massage and many others, or use our infinity pool and sky gym. Experience the Vikasa healthy lifestyle and feel the transformation in your daily life.

Join the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Community
Vikasa yoga retreat is a certified yoga school. Hundreds of students successfully pass intensive training courses each year to receive a globally recognized, 200-Hour Yoga Alliance certification and proudly bear the title of a certified yoga teacher.
Our inspirational training is run by outstanding yoga instructors who are leaders in the profession, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind. Besides the intensive physical practice, you will learn about yoga philosophy, yoga history, and anatomy. Our beautiful open-air, ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean. You will develop a network of peers, mentors, and friends that will create new opportunities and experiences. In addition to our 200-Hour training, we run an advanced 100-Hour yoga teacher training to help you expand your practice and improve your teaching skills further.
Use your time between classes to relax at our infinity pool or explore Koh Samui.

Our courses are appropriate for all levels – including beginners! We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course, just as we did.

Join us and become a yoga teacher in beautiful Koh Samui! You can register for our next training on our website now!

vikasayoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-thailand/

211 Moo4, Koh Samui, Thailand
+66 (0) 77 422 232
ask@vikasa.com

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Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat and Shanti Retreat Centre

Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat and Shanti Retreat Centre
Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 22, 2015
2 - 2

Join us on beautiful Wolfe Island at Shanti Retreat Centre for a mid-summer, mid-week retreat! Indulge in gentle and restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama, in a place just far enough away from it all to feel you\'ve escaped and found time to devote to just you.

Come on Monday, and stay for 2 or 3 nights. Enjoy lovingly-prepared vegetarian meals each day, the charming century inn and waterside cabin accommodations, and the stunning views of the St. Lawrence and extensive gardens on this waterfront property. We will be offering organized activities and classes, including Flow and Gentle Hatha Yoga classes, meditation and pranayama (breath) workshops, a yoga philosophy talk, and small-group personalized restorative yoga classes. In addition, we invite you to go for an infrared sauna, a dip in the bay, bounce on the water trampoline, or go for a paddle in one of the canoes or kayaks. You can also choose to simply relax, either in a hammock, under the Balinese hut, or anywhere in this secluded paradise.

Our all-inclusive price includes all meals, accommodation, classes and workshops. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and all activities are optional so you can choose how best to pamper yourself here amid the beauty and serenity of Wolfe Island.

www.yogagrove.ca

89 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
647-713-2887
info@yogagrove.ca

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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) & Yoga with Holly B at Shanti Retreat
Aug 18, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015

Over the course of just a few days you will watch your skills improve, tune into nature as you surround yourself with the beauty of the St-Lawrence River...and laugh! You’ll learn basic paddle-boarding technique during an afternoon workshop and the next morning, take your yoga off the mat and be introduced to yoga practices designed for the board.

In the afternoon, enjoy a Restorative Yoga practice to unwind and stretch as well as free time to relax, canoe, kayak, jump on the water trampoline, read in a hammock or get back on the board. ¸

All levels are welcome, from beginners to those more experienced. Space is limited.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Schedule
Tuesday
Arrival anytime after 2pm & check-in
4:00 pm Meet and Greet + Intro to SUP with Holly
6:30 Dinner
8-9pm Restorative Yoga with Wendy

Wednesday
7-8 am Self-Serve Breakfast
8:15 - 10 am SUP Flow Yoga with Holly (warm up on the ground, paddle around Brown's
Bay, followed by Asana practice)
10:30 – 11am guided meditation with Darin
12 pm Lunch
1-4 pm Free time to canoe, kayak, read, cycle, go to the beach, enjoy a hammock, jump
on the water trampoline, slack line, swim or get back on the board.
4:30 - 6pm Restorative Yoga with Lacey
6:30 Dinner
Free time to enjoy the sunset with a cup of herbal tea
9 pm Bon Fire

Thursday
7-8 am light morning snack of fruit, trail mix and oatmeal
8:15 - 10 am SUP Flow Yoga with Holly
10:30 am Brunch
Departure any time before 2 pm

RATES
$425 plus HST for 3 or 4 share
$450 plus HST for 2 share

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Instructors:
Holly B, Co-creator of SUPnorth, has a passion for outdoor adventures and love of surfing. Her mission is to share the joy of gliding over Zen like silky waters with the amazing physical benefits of Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga.

Co-founder of Shanti Retreat, Wendy has been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. She will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Holly B, Wendy, Darin and Lacey

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Sacred Relationships Retreat at Shanti
Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

Join two very gifted instructors, Tiffany & Kristof, for an introduction to Tantra, Partner Yoga and Compassionate Communication.

They will offer various techniques, exercises and a wealth of information drawing from the teachings of Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Compassionate Communication, Modern Sexology, Ayurveda and their own relationship!

This fun-filled weekend will help you transform the way in which you view sexuality, partnership and love. It will enhance all the relationships in your life - with your children, co-workers, family, and Self.

This retreat is suitable for both singles and couples, and there will be absolutely no nudity or explicit exercises.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Schedule with Tiffany and Kristof

Friday
2 - 4 pm Arrival
4 - 6 pm Living in Sacred Connection
6 - 7 pm Partner Yoga
7- 8 pm Dinner
8 pm Tantra: The Path of Inclusion

Saturday
7- 8am Light Breakfast
8 – 8:30 am Partner Pranayama
8:30 – 10:30 am Sacred Intimacy
10:30 – 12 pm Partner Yoga
12 pm – Lunch
Leisure time
3 – 6:30 pm Ojas& Sexual Energy
6:30 pm Dinner
8 pm Compassionate Communication
9 pm Seeing from the Heart

Sunday
7-8 am Light Breakfast
8 – 9 am Partner Yoga
9 -10:30 Love-Being
10:30 Brunch
12 – 1 pm Closing Session
2 pm Departure

RATES:
$375pp plus HST for 2 share
$350pp plus HST for 3 or 4 share

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms.

INSTRUCTORS:
Tiffany Nicholson-Smith (E-RYT 500, RPYT) is a radiant Yogini, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and a lover of life who is known for bringing her clarity, abundant energy and aspiration for truth into everything she shares and offers.

Kristof Wittstock (E-RYT 500) is a down-to-earth spirit who is known for his clear dedication to truth and his humble heart.

Together they bring their vast knowledge to create a retreat that is not only comprehensive and inspiring but also deeply joy-filled and celebratory of the blessing of life.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Tiffany, Kristof and the Shanti team

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Take Care of Yourself Retreat at Lotus Heart Centre

Take Care of Yourself Retreat at Lotus Heart Centre
Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
3:00PM - 3:00PM

Are you always taking care of others and giving your energy away? Let this weekend be about reclaiming YOU time. We will find affirmative mantras, learn powerful mudras, and move with intention and grace during your stay. This will be sure to be a deeply relaxing and nourishing weekend.

Leslie from Yoga Grove teams up again with Courtney from Om at Home Yoga for this fabulous retreat at Lotus Heart Centre near Brighton, Ontario. They will be take full care of you on this retreat, teaching various self-care practices and offering a variety of meditation and yoga classes and workshops. Their signature Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage class is not to be missed: highly extolled by past participants, this class is kept small and offered at various times, so that everyone can get the most individual attention and time for massage.

Take this opportunity not only to take supreme care of yourself for a change, but to learn ways to continue to care for and prioritize your own wellbeing when you return home from Lotus Heart.

yogagrove.ca/retreats.html

448 Old Wooler Rd
Codrington
647-713-2887
info@yogagrove.ca

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Beyond Gluten Free
Sep 3, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015
7 - 8

HAS YOUR GUT GOT YOU IN A RUT?
* Do you have digestive discomforts, food intolerances, mood swings, brain fog, skin problems and joint pain?
* Have you ever wondered if your health issues could be due to gluten?
* Have you experienced some improvements with a gluten free diet, but still have nagging and persistent symptoms?
*Have you or your child been diagnosed with Celiac disease?

Here’s what you are going to learn in this FREE 1 hour workshop.....
1. Discover not commonly known symptoms of gluten intolerance (finally put to rest the question: is gluten causing my (insert your troubling symptom)
2. How going gluten free doesn't limit the variety of foods you can have, but expands the possibilities (you don’t have to give up your favourite comfort foods, I can’t wait to show you how!)
3. How to go gluten free without breaking the bank or filling your cupboard with canned and boxed processed foods (and without spending a fortune on supplements)
4. Why going gluten free is just the first step toward optimal health (think your perfect weight, bright clear complexion, a more positive outlook and more energy)!

www.beyondglutenfree.ca/workshop/

Old Ottawa East
Ottawa
613-698-8992
michele@beyondglutenfree.ca

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www.shantiretreat.ca

Yoga Nidra Retreat with Manu at Shanti Retreat
Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

Yoga Nidra is most commonly practiced as a technique for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. In addition, it enables you to develop more awareness in your dreams and life in general. It’s based on Indian and Tibetan yogic teachings and incorporates modern psychology. You will learn practical methods for transforming your night’s rest into a greater source of restoration.

Gentle hatha yoga classes will be included during the weekend to help support you and deepen your practice of yoga nidra. It is a yogic technique that helps us to put aside our worries and false identifications and reconnect us with our true self.

Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.

Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.

Retreat Weekend Schedule

Friday: Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
6:45pm – evening meal
8:15pm – special program,
week-end intro

Saturday: 7:30am – silent morning walk
8:30am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
1:00-4:15pm – Yoga Nidra mini-workshop
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – special program

Sunday:
8:00am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
11:00am – brunch noon-
3pm- Yoga Nidra workshop
Program finishes for Sunday guests

For those who wish to stay until Monday the program continues as follows:

4:30 pm: yoga class
6:30 pm: Evening Meal
8:15pm: special program

Monday
8:00 am – silent morning walk
9:00 am – Yoga Class
11:00am – Brunch

RATES
Friday to Sunday
$350 for 3 or 4 share
$375 for 2 share

Friday to Monday
$495 for a 3 or 4 share
$520 for a 2 share
Please add 13% HST to all rates

All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.

Instructor:
Manu Akshobhia (Emmanuel) has been studying and practicing yoga for more than twenty years and has an extensive knowledge of yogic teachings from Agama yoga, Hridaya yoga and Prem Baba. He has a wealth of information to share and inspire you on your journey.

GETTING TO SHANTI
No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.

Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.

It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!

Namaste
Manu, Wendy and Darin

www.shantiretreat.ca

89 Waldos Lane, Box 36
Wolfe Island
6137770247
info@shantiretreat.ca

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Introduction to Yoga with Diane Lanthier

Introduction to Yoga with Diane Lanthier
Sep 16, 2015 - Oct 21, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This six-week introductory program is a perfect way to begin your yoga journey or to reacquaint yourself with a former practice. Gain insight into the ancient roots of yoga, learn basic yoga postures, and explore breathing as well as meditation so that you finish the program with a great foundation for your ongoing practice. This program will also incorporate adjustments and props to accommodate every BODY.
Reach Beyond and be the grandest version of the greatest vision ever held about you!

This is a six week program.

Fee: $96.00 per person. HST not included. Spaces are limited to 12. Register early for this popular workshop!

Maximum Registration: 12 participants

www.bluebambooyoga.com/pages/workshops-events?mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=1561&options%5Bsite_id%5D=4050&country=US&country=US&country=US

6081 Hazeldean Road Stittsville
Ontario
613.435.9447

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MindScape- Intuition
Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

MindScape is a 2-day course that teaches you to unleash the magnificent intuitive powers of your mind and gives you techniques to harness this potential with incredible benefit. Everyone has intuition, but most of us need some help to reconnect with this gift. When you get a gut feeling, that is your intuition speaking to you. The problem is that most people don’t listen to it or know how to access it at will

www.theserenitystudio.ca

2148 Carling Avenue 204
Ottawa

tranquilswan@gmail.com

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2 Hour Candlelight Restorative Yoga Class with Kimberly Mantas

2 Hour Candlelight Restorative Yoga Class with Kimberly Mantas
Oct 04, 2015 - Oct 04, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Kimberly for a candlelight restorative yoga practice to cultivate your body's own ability to promote natural healing through a specific yogic practice of deep relaxation. These restorative yoga postures allow the body and mind to relax and rest deeply, benefiting all the body's systems. You will be surrounded by soft lights and music, candles, blankets and props in a nurturing healing environment.

Remember to wear loose and comfortable clothing, in layers...even socks are expected. Feel free to bring one or two of your favourite blankets.

Fee: $30.00 per person. HST not included.

About your Teacher: Kimberly Mantas, a Yoga Alliance E-RYT200, RYT 500 certified teacher, has been practicing yoga for over 19 years and has studied extensively with local and international yoga teachers in meditation, yoga asana, yoga theory, yoga as therapy, and pranayama.

www.bluebambooyoga.com/pages/workshops-events?country=US&mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=1599&options%5Bsite_id%5D=4050

6081 Hazeldean Road Stittsville
Ontario
613.435.9447

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Thai Massage Certification Fall 2015
Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Two weekends, saturday and sunday noon-6pm with a 45-minute break.

Registration: $475. $400 before September 20. Registration is due no later than October 3rd. Register as a pair and each pays $375. email info@ottawathai to confirm your pair before registering.

Register early as attendance is quite limited.

No experience required. Be aware a lot of kneeling is involved so contact us if you are concerned about mobility issues.

From foundation to practice, this course gives you what you need to begin the practice of Thai Massage. Whether you are a bodyworker, therapist, movement educator or whether you are just interested in learning something remarkable and new, you will enjoy this course immensely.

Thai Massage is a healing practice with a long and rich tradition but at heart it is the practice of mindfulness in motion. The postures and energy principles of yoga are merged with therapeutic massage techniques to create a unique effect: profoundly relaxing yet revitalizing.

Thai Massage is practiced on a floor mat, fully clothed. It can also be translated to a massage table. This makes it convenient for a wide range of therapeutic locations - whether a clinic, health club, athletic club or spa.

Topics covered:

life, and that of those you touch.

ottawathai.com


Ottawa

info@ottawathai.com

Moving Into Meditation with Ana Skarakis

Moving Into Meditation with Ana Skarakis
Oct 28, 2015 - Oct 28, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Ana for this specialty class. We will run this class twice this fall. Come to one or both!
Register on the class schedule page.

Wednesday September 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Discover the benefits of meditation for stress and tension and establish your own mind/body/connection. This simple and direct practice that will provide you with relaxation, breathing and meditation techniques. You will be guided through different meditation and visualization practices where you will be able to cultivate inner awareness and greater peace of mind.

New, novice and experienced yogis will find a place in this class.

Fee: Use your class pass or membership card.
Guest Fee: $16.00. HST not included.

www.bluebambooyoga.com/pages/workshops-events?country=US&mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=1598&options%5Bsite_id%5D=4050

6081 Hazeldean Road Stittsville
Ontario
613.435.9447

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INTUITIVE SOUL ART YOGA KOSA RETREAT
Nov 20, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015
4 - 3

During this weekend you will experience your unique and profound SELF expression, you will expand your intuition and creativity. We will be using a different approach as sound, shamanic drumming, experimental music and body movement base and inspired on the 5 rhythms
5Rhythms transcends dance—movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay our masks down, and dance till we disappear.
395$ all included
Register with a friend and get 20$ DISCOUNT !
Welcome to everyone, Namaste
You can also visit our web site event for more details : http://yogakosa.ca/horaire/intuitive-soul-art-yoga-retreat/

www.yogakosa.ca

14, chemin du petit 5e rang J0V 1V0
Ripon
819.329.5672
info@yogakosa.ca

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Building Better Backbends
Nov 30, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

6:30-8:30pm with Mike Dynie
$35+hst Earlybird ($40+hst after Nov 23rd)

10 key things you need to know to improve your backbends and move to more advanced backbends, including hip flexor releases, accessing spinal extension, strength and stability. All levels of practitioners welcome.

www.astangaottawa.com/workshops/

200-1/2 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-722-6860
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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6-Day Practice Intensive
Dec 21, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

With Mike Dynie
Earlybird $150+hst ($165+hst after Dec 14th)
$30+hst single session
Dec 21, 22, 23, 24 9-11am
Dec 26, 27 11:30-1:30pm

Based on Primary and Second series, each class has a theme to deepen the practitioner's understanding of practising skillfully, safely and meditatively.
This is geared towards Ashtangis who are interested in strategies to explore obstacles that commonly arise.

Themes include:

Mon Dec 21st - Primary and Secondary actions in asana (prana & apana)

Tues Dec 22nd - Releasing the Psoas; Wavy-movements in the spine

Weds Dec 23rd - Breath retentions during vinyasa, diaphragmatic breathing and pranayama

Thurs Dec 24th - Arm Balances Part 1 - revisiting the foundation (ekam, dve, trini, chaturanga)

Saturday Dec 26th - Primary and Second Series backbends

Sunday Dec 27th - Obliques in twisting and hip openers followed by Arm Balances Part II - floating between postures.

www.astangaottawa.com/workshops/

200-1/2 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-722-6860
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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www.yogagrove.ca

New Year''s Restorative Yoga Retreat in Algonquin
Dec 30, 2015 - Jan 02, 2016

Nurture yourself and indulge in the deep rest you’ve been craving all year on every level.

After a long year and a busy holiday season, take that much needed time for yourself before you start all over again. Join Yoga Grove at Northern Edge Algonquin for a unique New Year's get-away in Algonquin Park!

Experience daily meditation & Yoga classes, our signature Restorative Yoga class done in small groups, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and lakefront Ice Skating, a wood-fired sauna, as well as delicious meals & comfortable accommodation.

Take this opportunity to truly slow down, to go deep within and illuminate the new dreams we are being called upon to create for ourselves, and for those around us. This transition between the years is a uniquely powerful time to come together and embody gratitude, reflect on our previous year of growth, and clear the space within to nourish our coming dreams and aspirations.

www.yogagrove.ca

Algonquin Park 100 Ottawa Avenue
South River
647-713-2887
info@yogagrove.ca

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Gentle Yoga and Meditation
Jan 07, 2016 - Mar 24, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Finally, gentle yoga classes designed for those who are new to yoga, have mobility issues, or simply want to relax while reaping the many benefits of a regular yoga practice.
This 12-week gentle yoga and meditation series with Mike Dynie was developed over a three year period of teaching middle-aged beginners.

Safely improve range of motion, explore gentle weight-bearing, improve your balance, concentration and ability to relax through diaphragmatic breathing and guided meditation.

Mike has studied the relationship between movement and breathing in depth and worked tirelessly at developing safe and effective yoga practices that are accessible to everyone.

Register by Dec 15 for the earlybird rate ($120+hst). After Dec 15, $150+hst.

www.astangaottawa.com/workshops/

200-1/2 Bank Street
Ottawa
613-722-6860
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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2 Hour Candlelight Restorative Yoga Class with Kimberly Mantas

2 Hour Candlelight Restorative Yoga Class with Kimberly Mantas
Jan 17, 2016 - Jan 17, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Kimberly Mantas for a candlelight restorative yoga class to cultivate your body's own ability to promote natural healing and deep relaxation. Restorative yoga postures allow the body and mind to relax and rest deeply, benefiting all the body's systems. You will be surrounded by soft lights and music, candles, blankets and props in a nurturing healing environment.

Remember to wear loose and comfortable clothing, dress in layers...even socks are expected. Feel free to bring one or two of your favourite blankets.

www.bluebambooyoga.com/pages/workshops-events

11B - 6081 Hazeldean Road
Stittsville
613.435.9447
info@bluebambooyoga.com

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Yin and Reflexology **Specialty Class** with Caroline Chapman

Yin and Reflexology **Specialty Class** with Caroline Chapman
Feb 07, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this 75 minute Yin Yoga and Reflexology class with Caroline Chapman.

Yin Yoga balances our more energetic Yang practice and targets connective tissues in our muscles. In doing so, it affects our meridians, and channels that carry energy around the body. Reflexology is a healing art and a form of therapeutic foot massage. It is based on the theory that there are zones and reflex points on the feet which relate to every organ, gland and part of the body.
In this Yin Yoga and Reflexology class, we will blend these two healing modalities to discover key pressure points on our feet with simple massage techniques while working on the related meridians through our Yin practice.

www.bluebambooyoga.com/pages/workshops-events

6081 Hazeldean Rd
Ottawa
613.435.9447
info@bluebambooyoga.com

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Restorative Neck and Shoulders **Specialty Class** with Dawn-Marie Bourgeois
Feb 11, 2016 - Feb 11, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come join Dawn-Marie Bourgeois for this very special daytime restorative Yoga practice that releases the neck and shoulders. Slowly stretch and ease tension in the neck and shoulder muscles that support a healthy posture. Melt away fatigue in a wonderful relaxing way.

www.bluebambooyoga.com/pages/workshops-events

6081 Hazeldean Rd
Ottawa
613.435.9447
info@bluebambooyoga.com

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Feldenkrais
Feb 22, 2016 - Feb 22, 2016
11:00 AM - See Detail for Description

Feldenkrais allows you to gain knowledge about your habitual movement patterns that may have caused discomfort in the past. In a process of creatively exploring new movement options you will learn how to use your body with more ease and pleasure. All of the lessons take place with participants lying on the floor, sitting in a chair or occasionally standing.

www.surroundcircleyoga.com/yoga/index.php/calendar/

15 Aylmer Ave
Ottawa
613-730-6649
maureen.fallis@sympatico.ca

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KUNDALINI YOGA
Mar 07, 2016 - Mar 07, 2016
1:45 AM - 3:45 AM

Investigate your ideals and learn to create a foundation for character building, courage, and awareness.

This class awakens you to a higher understanding of yourself.

yasodharayoga.org/blog/event/kundalini-yoga/?instance_id=12607867

1040 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo
250-390-7686
radha@ca.inter.net

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Yashodhara Yoga Workshop
Mar 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How can you encounter your life in a way that facilitates liberation? How can you connect with the source of inspiration in the challenges, surprises, and delights of daily life? What does it mean to open your heart & mind & live life fully? These are the questions we will work with to uncover the Divine design of our lives as we set our direction for the New Year.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook. No previous yoga experience needed.

www.surroundcircleyoga.com/

15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa
613-728-1609
maureen.fallis@sympatico.ca

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Twists with Christine Anderson
Apr 12, 2016 - Apr 12, 2016
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The twisting asanas have greater impact on spinal health and digestive function than any of the other yoga practices, yet receives very little attention in a regular class.
In this workshop we will explore the smaller muscles of the spine, and review circulation to the abdominal organs. We will twist standing, sitting, balancing and even up-side-down!

santoshayoga.com/workshops/

346 Richmond Road 2nd Floor
Ottawa
613.235.5378
info@santoshayoga.com

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OSEYT hosts A Weekend with Matthew Remski

OSEYT hosts A Weekend with Matthew Remski
Apr 15, 2016 - Apr 17, 2016
7:00PM - 4:00PM

The Ottawa School of Embodied Yoga Therapy (OSEYT) hosts What Are We Actually Doing In Asana(WAWADIA) with Matthew Remski

Friday April 15: 7pm - 10pm - WAWADIA with Matthew Remski
Saturday April 16: 11am to 6pm - WAWADIA with Matthew Remski & Embodied Movement with Anne Pitman
Sunday April 17th: 11am to 4pm - WAWADIA with Matthew Remski & Embodied Movement with Anne Pitman


TO REGISTER:
Cost: $280+hst for all ($30+hst for just the Friday Night lecture)
Payment: Payment must accompany email registration. Payments can be made via e-transfer to cassi@oseyt.com OR cheque mailed to:
OSEYT, 541 Besserer St., Ottawa, On, K1N6C6
Along with payment, please email your name, dietary restrictions, and workplace to cassi@oseyt.com

www.oseyt.com

Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre, 66 Hearst Way, K2L 2P4 #3
Ottawa
613-799-2266
cassi@oseyt.com

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www.vikasayogatraining.com

Vikasa Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 300H Certification Course, Thailand
May 15, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016

The Advanced training course takes the yoga teacher or advanced yoga student to the next level and is suitable for both the existing teachers or just serious practitioners who would like to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their practice. The six week or 300 hour course consists of three modules, which are 100 hours each, or two weeks in duration and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Trainees can obtain an RYT-500 certification upon successful completion of the course. In order to obtain the RYS-500 certificate, trainees are required to complete all three modules, or sIx weeks of training. However, you do not have to complete all three modules at once, you have an option to take all modules separately and complete them over a longer period of time.

First module will focus on Asana and the Art of Sequencing, and is an absolute must for any existing teachers willing to truly understand how and why asanas should be arranged for a balanced outcome, and how to teach different sub-styles of hatha yoga. The foundation course and the first module of the advanced course is the absolute minimum requirement for set out by Vikasa Yoga for asana teachers.

Second module will focus on Pranayama and Energetic Body, which, of course is an essential part of haha yoga practice and should be learned and practiced by each serious practitioner of yoga. Here the trainees will have a chance to establish a steady daily pranayama routine, learn and practice control of energy through breathing techniques correctly, including breath retentions and the energetic locks, or the bandhas.

The third module is called Meditation - the Soul and Spirit, and of course, as the name implies, will focus on more subtle mental practices, such as concentration, working with attention and awareness. Also, during this course, the practice of mudras will be introduced. Mudras are complete forms of asanas, where breath retentions, bandhas and internal orbits are used all together, therefore uniting all elements of practice and making it complete.

As you can see, the focus progressively shifts from practicing on more physical levels (asana), to more subtle levels, such as energetic (pranayama), and mental (concentration, meditation), therefore following the method. The courses are taught in the Vikasa Yoga method, which is briefly described above, and you can refer to the training matrix to see an overview of the topics covered, or proceed to a dedicated page with a full description of the course and each of the modules in detail.

www.vikasayogatraining.com

Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Koh Samui, Thailand
+6677422232
inspire@vikasa.com

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200-Hour Immersion in Vinyasa Yoga: For aspiring teachers and students
Jun 03, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016
See Detail for Description - See Detail for Description

For practitioners interested in teaching yoga or deepening their own practice
The AYO Teacher Training is designed to take you deep into the heart of yoga as a holistic system that encompasses mind, body and spirit, based on the eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Our aim is to help you to take your own practice to a much deeper level, so you can confidently transmit your own understanding of yoga to others.

This program is unique because it includes a serious exploration of your own practice through our Mysore program, a self-guided yoga practice in a group setting. Through the ritual of repetition and familiarity, the practice takes us deep into the core of the body and simultaneously promotes the possibility of insight into our own mental processes.

Your growth will also be supported by studies of yoga philosophy, meditation, the anatomy of the body and of yoga postures, the energetics of yoga, safe hands-on adjustments, ethics, pranayama and lifestyle.

www.astangaottawa.com/workshops/#Wed

212 1/2 Bank St
Ottawa
613-722-6860
astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

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Teaching Children's Yoga
Jul 09, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016

This 40 hour intensive is suitable for Teachers who want to teach in a classroom or daycare setting, or for those who have been practicing yoga for at least one year and are looking to delve deeper into their own practice and share with their children.
Dates: July 9th & 10th, July 23rd & 24th
Aug 6th & 7th, Aug 13th

$220 Early Bird Price before June 5th after June 5th $270

We only offer this training every few years. Space is limited to 6 students so please register early

Please register by email blackhouseyoga@rogers.com

blackhouseinnyoga.webs.com/

8197 Victoria St
Metcalfe
613 618 3995
blackhouseyoga@rogers.com

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www.vikasayogatraining.com

Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training 200H Certification Course, Thailand
Jul 10, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016

• Do you love yoga?

• Would you like to establish a serious self-practice?

• Are you ready for some major breakthroughs and transformation?

• Would you like to spend a month in a beautiful inspiring environment?

• Would you like to become an inspiring yoga teacher?

• Are you ready for a change?

Then this course is for you...

Vikasa Academy is a certified yoga school where hundreds of students successfully pass intensive teacher training courses each year to receive a globally recognized 200 hour or 500 hour Yoga Alliance certificate. Our inspiring yoga teacher trainings are run by a group of outstanding and leading professional yoga teachers and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind. The learning system is based on a foundation 200 hour course, followed by an advanced course, totaling 500 hours. Kosta, the founder of Vikasa, is very hands on in teaching a significant portion of each Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training. You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors and friends that will open up exciting opportunities and new experiences. You’ll challenge and transform yourself to be all-around wiser and healthier. 

 More importantly, each of our five teachers is dedicated and passionate about what they will be teaching you. They live what they teach! This makes for a high quality course with lots of practical application. You’ll be witnessing and experiencing yourself in new ways through practice, anatomical demonstrations, and philosophical lessons. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be. 

VIKASA is the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food and just chill-out in an amazing zen environment. Guests will discover a pleasant physical challenge to compliment the spiritual awakening that is The VIKASA experience. Situated in close proximity to the sea-front, the path to renewed life begins here.

www.vikasayogatraining.com

Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Koh Samui, Thailand
+6677422232
inspire@vikasa.com

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Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Shanti, Wolfe Island

Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Shanti, Wolfe Island
Jul 10, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016
2:00PM - 2:00PM

​This indulgent mid-week retreat is designed to help you both re-energize and deeply relax, restoring and nourishing your mind, body and spirit.

Throughout your stay, enjoy sumptuous vegetarian meals that will help you feel fresh and energized. You may wish to paddle by canoe or kayak, jump on the water trampoline, swim in the river, or take an infrared sauna in the lodge. Enjoy daily meditation classes, gentle yoga classes, workshops on Yoga Philosophy and Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Grove's signature Restorative Yoga with Massage class.

Highly extolled by past participants, our Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage class is the ultimate in relaxation. Enjoy soothing music, essential oils, and Thai Massage while you are draped in cotton blankets and relaxing deeply in fully supported restorative yoga poses. This class will be done at separate times in small groups, ensuring maximum personal attention for everyone.

Our all-inclusive price includes all meals, accommodation, classes and workshops. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and all activities are optional, should you decide that sleeping in is your yoga for the morning.

Experience deep emotional and physical release as you immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and nutrition, away from it all amid the calm, serene beauty of Wolfe Island in its summer splendour.

What's Included:
Shared (3-4 people), semi-private or private accommodation
All meals, classes and workshops
Full use of Shanti's amenities, including canoeing, kayaking, water trampoline, swimming and hiking
An infrared sauna session
All restorative yoga props​

Registration and Cost:
There are a limited number of spots available so register early! Most accommodation is shared, with 3-4 people to a room. ​There are a limited number of semi-private spots available as well.
- $100 non-refundable deposit
- Register by March 1st for our Early Bird Discount
- Balance due by June 1st

Cost: $630 for shared accommodation for 3 nights
$50 per night surcharge for semi-private
Early Bird Savings: Save $55 before March 1st

(Note: the cost is per-person, and HST is in addition to these prices)

www.yogagrove.ca/retreats.html

89 Waldo's Lane
Wolfe Island
647-713-2887
info@yogagrove.ca

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Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Wolfe Island!

Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Wolfe Island!
Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016
2::00PM - 2::00PM

This indulgent mid-week retreat is designed to help you both re-energize and deeply relax, restoring and nourishing your mind, body and spirit.

Throughout your stay, enjoy sumptuous vegetarian meals that will help you feel fresh and energized. You may wish to canoe, kayak or swim in the river, or take an infrared sauna in the lodge. Leslie Buback will be on hand to provide daily meditation classes, Gentle Hatha and Flow yoga classes, workshops on yoga philosophy and Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Grove's signature Restorative Yoga class.

Highly extolled by past participants, our Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage class is the ultimate in relaxation. Enjoy soothing music, essential oils, and Thai Massage while you are draped in cotton blankets and relaxing deeply in fully supported restorative yoga poses. This class will be done at separate times in small groups, ensuring maximum personal attention for everyone.

Our all-inclusive price includes all meals, accommodation, classes and workshops. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and all activities are optional, should you decide that sleeping in is your yoga for the morning.

Experience deep emotional and physical release as you immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and nutrition, away from it all amid the calm, serene beauty of Wolfe Island in its summer splendour.

Cost: $425 + HST

www.yogagrove.ca/retreats.html

80 Waldo\'s Lane
Wolfe Island
647-713-2887
info@yogagrove.ca

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GIRL EMPOWERED MINDFULNESS and YOGA CAMP
Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
12:30PM - 4:00PM

This summer, EmpowerMe Yoga Studio is offering a unique camp experience that will help develop awareness, attention, emotional balance and compassion in pre-teen girls. Through mindfulness and yoga, girls will learn techniques to “tune in” to their bodies, thoughts and emotions, and quiet a busy mind. Rather than reacting on impulse, children practice noticing what they are feeling and thinking before they make a decision to act, ultimately leading to a healthier response. Through the practice of yoga and mindfulness, campers will gain valuable life skills that can benefit school, home and peer relationships.

www.empowermeyoga.com

1712 Carling Avenue
Ottawa
613 – 695 –7211
mansfieldkc@gmail.com

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Kula Magic
Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016
2::00PM - 2::00PM

"Kula" - Community of the Heart
Join us at this beautiful Retreat Center and discover the power to heal, grow and awaken by deepening self-awareness through yoga, meditation, essential oils and nutrition.

Includes:
5 amazing yoga classes, 1 essential oils class, 1 nutrition class, 5 vegetarian meals, morning coffee, all day tea bar, and full use of the facilitiy (including yoga spaces, common areas and amenities: canoe, kayaks, water trampoline, swimming dock, wifi, meditation garden, labyrinth, bonfire and infra-red sauna).

www.vitalessencehealth.com/events-2/

Shanti Retreat: 89 Waldo’s Lane
Wolfe Island
416-419-1791
reclaimlife@vitalessencehealth.com

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Yasodahra Ashram Weekend Retreat
Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
4:00PM - 1:00PM

Join Ashram teachers for a rich and inspiring weekend retreat close to home. Find support in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is the creative direction for your future? By working with reflective tools such as writing, drawing and spiritual practice, you can prepare for change, access strength and clarify options for your next steps.

The retreat offers both space and structure. Included are: morning Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga classes, guided workshops and free time, delicious vegetarian meals (with vegan option available), shared or single accommodation.
Prepare for a new season with fresh insights and energy!

www.yasodhara.org/event/teachers-on-tour-transition-weekend-retreat/

Lotus Heart Centre, 448 Old Wooler Rd
Codrington
(250)-227-9224
outreach@yasodhara.org

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200-Hour Immersion in Vinyasa Yoga: For aspiring teachers and students
Oct 21, 2016 - Feb 05, 2017

For practitioners interested in teaching yoga or deepening their own practice
The AYO Teacher Training is designed to take you deep into the heart of yoga as a holistic system that encompasses mind, body and spirit, based on the eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Our aim is to help you to take your own practice to a much deeper level, so you can confidently transmit your own understanding of yoga to others.

This program is unique because it includes a serious exploration of your own practice through our Mysore program, a self-guided yoga practice in a group setting. Through the ritual of repetition and familiarity, the practice takes us deep into the core of the body and simultaneously promotes the possibility of insight into our own mental processes.

Your growth will also be supported by studies of yoga philosophy, meditation, the anatomy of the body and of yoga postures, the energetics of yoga, safe hands-on adjustments, ethics, pranayama and lifestyle.

Program Overview:

Philosophy - As an inspiration for your approach to life. Experience yoga as a holistic system through the study of the most influential source texts: Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Breathing and bandha - Understanding the foundations of the rhythms that create the pranic and apanic flows of energy through the body.

Asana Workshops - Modern perspectives and alignment in motion.

Self-Guided Practice in a Group - Vinyasa yoga at your own pace with AYO's Mysore program.

Drishti - How inner and outer gazing points can help lead to a deeply contemplative state.

Anatomy of Yoga - Functional anatomy of yoga and the physiology of meditative states.

Meditation - Various approaches will be explored drawing from Patanjali's Yoga and Buddhism.

Pranayama - Breathing practices that can focus the mind, and calm or stimulate the nervous system to experience deep states of physical and mental tranquility.

Teaching skills - Adjustment techniques, holding space, language skills, sequencing for specific purposes, wrapping content around a theme, and modifying yoga to suit individual needs.

Dates:
3-Day Intensives, Fri, Sat & Sun, 9-6pm each day:

October 21, 22, 23
November 18, 19 ,20
January 20, 21, 22

Plus 7 weekends, Fri 6-9pm, Sat 9-6:30pm, Sun 9-11am:

October 28, 29, 30
November 4, 5, 6
November 18, 19, 20
December 2, 3, 4
January 13, 14, 15

January 27, 28, 29

February 3, 4, 5


Investment

*$2,600+tax Earlybird - Deposit by Sept 25, paid in full by October 14.
*$3,000+tax Deposit after Sept 25, paid in full by October 14.

*Price includes attendance to Mysore classes on all of the above dates, plus a 10 class pass for attendance to any other AYO classes.


How to pay:

Option 1 - Earlybird ($450 off total cost!):

Pay non-refundable $500 deposit by Sept 25.
Pay remaining $2,438 by October 9.

Option 2:

Pay non-refundable $500 deposit after Sept 25.
Pay remaining $2,890 by October 9.

How to apply

Print out and fill in the application form and post back to AYO at 200-1/2 Bank St, Ottawa, K2P 1W8

AYO's Teacher Training is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYS)

Upon graduation, students who fulfill all the course requirements will receive a 200-hour certificate of yoga teacher training which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance of North America.

www.astangaottawa.com/

200-1/2 Bank Stree Second floor
Ottawa
613-722-6860
info@astangaottawa.com

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Introduction to Barre Fitness **Specialty Class** with Carol Young
Oct 27, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Barre classes are high-energy and dynamic and integrate elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training all done to a fabulous music playlist! Classes are fully adaptable and geared for everyone. Turn a new leaf this fall and join us for this exciting new program.

Fee: Please register for this class on our class schedule page. Use your class pass or membership card. The drop-in fee is $16.00. HST not included.