Living Yoga & Health

Workshop Descriptions

Your Pelvic Health: An Experiential Three Part Workshop Series with Kristin Honey

POST-PONED!

Please contact the studio for future dates.

Have you ever experienced, or been curious about the following: low back/hip pain that isn’t improving, pelvic pain, postpartum or other urinary incontinence, leaking with sneezing or coughing, prolapse or other pelvic conditions, pain with sexual activity, a disconnection with your pelvic area.

In this dynamic workshop series, we will build the foundation for the healthy balance of your pelvic floor through lecture, discussion, self reflection and embodied movement to awaken our awareness and understanding of the gifts and challenges of the pelvis. Become familiar with the function of your pelvic floor, how to access, train, and balance these muscles and to apply the skills and insight developed to your daily life.

$145 + hst, or $55 + hst for Sept 29th session only


 Chakra Journeys with Lisa Silverstein

Sacral Creativity/Svadhisthana: Saturday Nov 3rd, 1-4pm

According to the ancient Indian culture, one path to self-transformation is to work with the Nadi System, the energy distribution system located in the subtle body.The major intersections of the nadi system along the central channel are known as the 7 main Chakras. The Chakras are organizational centres for receiving, assimilating, storing and expressing the life force energy throughout the body. In this series we will use yoga, bio-energetic exercises, breathing practices, sounding and meditation to clear out old blockages in these centers, gaining insight into our development and bringing more ease and vitality to body, mind, and spirit. Each month we will journey into one sacred center, moving from the base upwards with the overall intention to create a more balanced and well-functioning energy system.

Chakra Two, the sacral chakra, Svadhistana, meaning “one’s own place”, takes us to the element of water and into the realm of feelings. In the body, this chakra is associated with the pelvis, bladder, genitals, hips and low back. Psychologically associated with emotions, sexuality, sensuality, pleasure and desire. Identifying and expressing our full range of  human emotions, without getting overly identified with them or repressing them as we move through life’s changes. As we embrace the polarities of chakra two, setting healthy boundaries, and learning to nurture ourselves and others, we are able to fully enjoy life’s pleasures without getting swept away with the flow. Creativity as an expression of our feeling self can bring much pleasure and healing. Come and enjoy!

$35 + hst


Aging Well & Well Being with Jayelle Lindsay PT

Sorry, this workshop is full. Please contact the studio if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

Part 2: Saturday Nov 10th 1-4pm
(Part 1: Oct 6, Part 3: Dec 8th)

“Weakness, inflexibility, and lack of coordination are often not due to structural or muscular problems, but caused by lack of process. When that process is actualized, we experience strength, flexibility, and ease in our movement and our mind. The basic neurocellular patterns are an exploration of process.” Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

In these three workshops we will be exploring developmental pathways, patterns and movements to enhance well being: including self awareness, ability to rest, and expanding our capacity for change. Each workshop will include practices that invite different insights and different responses to familiar and often habitual movements. Participants are invited to explore in the context of their own experience – from the sedentary to the advanced yogi – all are welcome.

$45 + hst for each part, which can be taken individually; or, $125 for all 3 parts


Developmental Movement for Embodied Resilience with Jane Clapp and Diane Bruni

Sat. November 17th, 9:30am-3:30pm

Join Diane Bruni and Jane Clapp for a foundational understanding of developmental movement patterns, the impact that traumatic stress has on our autonomic nervous system, and the ability to enhance stress and trauma recovery through revisiting movement, including those we performed before we had language.

Jane and Diane bring an innovative combination of somatic emotional resourcing and movement exploration, including Diane’s innovative Body Loops as a tool to create more containment, sensory feedback and embodied resilience. Suitable for all levels of experience including those who have experienced trauma and have done substantial personal psychotherapeutic work, movement lovers and teachers wishing to deepen their understanding of the impact stress has on our bodies and movement patterns.

To read more about Diane and Jane, please see Special Guests.

$145 + hst Register Now


Chakra Journeys with Lisa Silverstein

Solar Plexus/Manipura: Saturday Nov 24th, 1-4pm

According to the ancient Indian culture, one path to self-transformation is to work with the Nadi System, the energy distribution system located in the subtle body.The major intersections of the nadi system along the central channel are known as the 7 main Chakras. The Chakras are organizational centres for receiving, assimilating, storing and expressing the life force energy throughout the body. In this series we will use yoga, bio-energetic exercises, breathing practices, sounding and meditation to clear out old blockages in these centers, gaining insight into our development and bringing more ease and vitality to body, mind, and spirit. Each month we will journey into one sacred center, moving from the base upwards with the overall intention to create a more balanced and well-functioning energy system.

$45 + hst; or $125 + hst for all 3 Chakra Journey Workshops (other dates: Sat Sept 15th and Nov 24th) Register Now


Early Morning Reset with Gina Giammarco

Sunday Nov 25th, 4-6pm, Introduction.
Monday Nov 26th – Friday Nov 30th, 6:30am-8am

5 early mornings (Monday November 26th – Friday November 30th, 6 – 8am) to wake up and recharge your whole body.  A mindful approach to organizing and aligning the connective tissues that surround all of our joints bringing suppleness and strength to both movement and stillness.  We will incorporate Pilates and ELDOA techniques to feel stronger and longer for the day ahead and all the activities we perform.

Along with my Pilates diplomas in ‘Anatomy & Biomechanics’, ‘Post Rehab’ and ‘Athletes and Seniors’, I’m beginning my training to become a certified ELDOA instructor.  ELDOA, translated from French, means ‘Longitudinal Osteoarticular Decoaptation Stretches’.  Developed by the French Osteopath, Guy Voyer, it as a proven and recommended method of hydrating connective tissue, improving joint function and muscle recruitment.  Once learned, these stretches take minutes a day and have profound benefits on the spine, hips, knees, shoulders and the entire body.   This is the work we will ‘wake up’ with Monday to Friday.

On the Sunday November 24th,  preceding the Reset, from 4-6pm, we will have a get together to meet and discuss the intention for the week.  At this first session we will do some movement work but also examine the nutritional impact on our health and wellness.  We’ll look at what foods are conducive to good health and what foods to consider avoiding and or eliminating.  Handouts will be provided.

Early Bird Rate: $95 + hst before Nov 20th!
$110 + hst

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SI Joints, Hips, Pelvis – a Pilates Approach to Strengthening a Structurally Supportive Intersection with Gina Giammarco

Sunday Dec 2nd, 1-4pm

You can think of this area of the body as a major intersection.  Kind of like where the 401 meets the 427 and the QEW.  A lot of stuff happens here and if any of these joints are compromised in any way, if any one of these joints are not functioning to their full potential, pain is just one of the results.  Just one.  A host of other issues can also be present.  Join me to learn and move and make stronger an area that is and should be responsible for so much and deserves to be pain free and functioning well.

$45 + hst

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Aging Well & Well Being with Jayelle Lindsay PT

Sorry, this workshop is full. Please contact the studio if you wish to be put on the waiting list.

Part 3: Saturday Dec 8th, 1-4pm
(Part 1: Oct 6, Part 2: Nov 10th)

“Weakness, inflexibility, and lack of coordination are often not due to structural or muscular problems, but caused by lack of process. When that process is actualized, we experience strength, flexibility, and ease in our movement and our mind. The basic neurocellular patterns are an exploration of process.” Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

In these three workshops we will be exploring developmental pathways, patterns and movements to enhance well being: including self awareness, ability to rest, and expanding our capacity for change. Each workshop will include practices that invite different insights and different responses to familiar and often habitual movements. Participants are invited to explore in the context of their own experience – from the sedentary to the advanced yogi – all are welcome.

$45 + hst for each part, which can be taken individually; or, $125 for all 3 parts


Sweet Solstice Restorative with Kristin Honey

Winter: Saturday Dec 15th, 1-4pm

A popular workshop filled with gentle movement, restorative yoga, reflection and meditation, come mindfully celebrate our connection to the natural cycle of the seasons. Our lives can be very busy and filled with both difficulty and beauty. Give yourself the gift of pausing and listening in during these natural transitions. All welcome. Limited space, so please register soon.

$45 + hst

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