Living Yoga & Health

Workshop Descriptions

Restorative Yoga with Lisa Silverstein

Sun. July 29th, 4-6pm
Sun. August 26th, 4-6pm

Rest and relaxation have a deep rejuvenating power. By using various props to support the body in various yoga postures, the poses can be held for longer periods, allowing the awareness and breath to move deeply inside. As the body progressively relaxes, there is an opportunity for stress and tension to melt away and healing and renewal to take place. This practice can be deeply nourishing for all levels of practitioners.

$25 + hst Register Now


 Summer Morning Intensive with Lisa Silverstein

Mon. August 20th – Fri. August 24th, 7-8:15am

Early morning is a powerful time for yoga practice. Stretch and strengthen muscles, connect to your breath, become mindful, and notice how it sets the tone for your day. The morning intensive will include asana(yoga poses), pranayama( breathing practices), and meditation. With 5 days of morning practice you will feel the cumulative health benefits of yoga. Open to all levels. Drop ins are welcome.

$75 + hst Register Now


 Chakra Journeys with Lisa Silverstein

Root Support/Muladhara: Saturday Sept 15th, 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 $124 + hst for all 3 Chakra Journey Workshops
(other dates: Sat Nov 3rd and Sat Nov 24th)

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Sweet Solstice Restorative with Kristin Honey

Fall: Saturday Sept 22nd, 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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Your Pelvic Health: An Experiential Three Part Workshop Series with Kristin Honey

Saturdays Sept 29, Oct 13, and Oct 27. 1-4pm

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

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Nourishing your Nervous System: A Fall Retreat at RiverSound with Lisa Silverstein & Kristin Honey

Sunday Sept 30th, 10am-4:30pm

Recharge with a full day of movement, meditation, food and presence in this beautiful studio set on the banks of the Grand River. An invigorating morning practice will awaken your senses through meditation, reflection and movement followed by a sweet wholesome nourishing lunch made with love. The afternoon will offer a more introspective, restorative practice with time for reflection and perspective to round out this day of re-treat. There will be time to breathe in and touch down in the beautiful woods surrounding the studio and the river nearby to remember and reconnect.
We welcome people with all levels of experience.
Space limited to 12 so reserve your space soon!

$90 + hst 

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Aging Well & Well Being with Jayelle Lindsay PT

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

“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

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Yoga for Childbirth with Lisa & Barry GillOrme

Sunday Oct 14th, 4-6pm

This workshop will provide a holistic approach to breathing, toning, partner-assisted yoga postures, supportive massage and meditation practices to help with labour.

Birth partners will learn valuable tools to assist through pregnancy and childbirth. Most importantly, it will be a fun and loving time to bond with each other and your baby and prepare for the birth experience. Recommended for second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

$25 + hst; or $40 + hst per couple

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 The Four Objectives of Life Through the Teachings of Yoga with Lerrita Rubinoff

Saturday Oct 20th, 2-6pm

$55 +hst

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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.

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


Aging Well & Well Being with Jayelle Lindsay PT

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

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

More information coming soon!

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

$45 + hst

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Aging Well & Well Being with Jayelle Lindsay PT

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

Register Now