Within the studios we're a part of and the communities we create amongst them, there are opportunities for us to dive deeper; to nurture our learning and the spirit of inquiry in safe and inspired environments, ripe with opportunities for evolution. Bring your courage and your questions. The time to centre, inspire and play, is now.
May 11th 2019, 2 - 4pm Ahimsa Yoga Toronto
Badhas hold an important place in the yogic tradition, and are often described as the next step following asana. Asana is generally introduced as the foundation for yoga’s deeper practices because of its accessible nature, and while it does wonders to help dissolve stagnant energy in the body; Bandhas go a step further and give us tools to harness new energetic potential.
In this workshop we’ll explore the three fundamental bandhas: Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha and Jalandhara Bandha, as a gateway to the more subtle dimensions of ourselves. Practical exercises will make it possible for you to bring this new layer of focus to your mat regularly, leaving you feeling calm and connected.
Adapting a Vinyasa Practice for Pregnancy
May 25th 2019, 12 - 2pm Breathe Yoga Studio
Pregnancy need not be limiting to one’s yoga practice, but often students and teachers feel unsure about what is and isn’t favourable during a time that calls for a variety adjustments. By bolstering the fundamental knowledge that is given to students and teachers with some hearty additions, an active practice can be available to those seeking it at any stage of pregnancy.
Adequate support for people practicing throughout their pregnancy is paramount to creating an inclusive space that is both safe and inspiring. We will review familiar modifications known to support pregnant practitioners, and add an abundance of variations that go well beyond the basics.
June 9th 2019, 1:30 - 4pm Be Hot Yoga Toronto
Inversions are both challenging and exhilarating. They require that we explore what lies beyond our comfort zone, and demand that we do so intelligently so that injury doesn’t prevail. The buzz around postures like headstand, forearm stand and handstand has many people curious, but fear or lack of understanding can stifle the spirit of inquiry.
In this workshop we’ll explore various exercises to build these three postures soundly. After exploring the challenges and restrictions that can be present, we’ll move through mobility work and a warm up, followed by abundant techniques and los of time to practice. Co-taught with my dear friend, and inverter extraordinaire Darren Voros.