Revolution Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training
Feb
15
to Aug 20

Revolution Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training

The Revolution Yoga Intensive is an 8-month program that meets 5 days a month for 7 hours per day. This program is approved by Yoga Alliance at the 300-hour level for national certification. 

This intensive connects aspiring yoga teachers with their capacity to skillfully lead yoga classes and session from a well-informed place. Students enrolled in the program will embark upon a remarkable journey that is sure to offer deep and extraordinary transformation on many levels. Each participant will travel through the many different facets of what it means to be a yoga teacher, and how to fully answer this deep calling of the Heart.

This Teacher Training Program is an opportunity for students to expand their horizons of the rich tradition of Yoga through immersion in its practice, study, and community. The program is based on a non-dual Yogic philosophy that is woven in to each day in practical ways, empowering students to live more fully from their Hearts and giving them access to their own inherent wisdom and voice.

The training includes an exploration of precise alignment and skillful action in fundamental asanas, as well as more intermediate and advanced postures, giving students a solid working foundation from which to build their teaching skills. Effective assisting and adjusting is covered throughout the program, as well as time for practicing the teaching methodology skills being integrated, such as language use, observation techniques, effective demonstrations, and relaying the esoteric aspects of the practice in a down-to-earth way for modern living. Evolutionary astrology is also interwoven into the program form students to more intimately know themselves, gain access to their evolutionary trajectory, become aware of their karmic patterns, and learn to make decisions from a clear and conscious place. 

Assignments to be completed outside of the training invite students to cultivate their own authentic voice, refine their approach to the practice, and expand their knowledge of yoga overall. This program is a wonderful opportunity for students who are seeking to deepen their awareness of the practice, as well as for those who are on the continued path as professional yoga teachers.  

Thursday-Monday, 10am-6:30pm

  • February 15-19, 2018
  • March 29-April 2, 2018
  • May 3-7, 2018
  • June 28-July 2, 2018
  • July 26-30, 2018
  • August 16-20, 2018
  • September 20-24, 2018
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Master Community Classes in Raleigh, NC
Feb
17
to Aug 18

Master Community Classes in Raleigh, NC

Join us for these heart-oriented, alignment-based, myth-included, celebratory classes from February through August in Raleigh, NC! Each class will build upon the other and will be a sweet way to reconnect with community, movement, breath, and Source in playful and powerful ways. Skillful sequencing and yogic techniques will allow participants to hone the craft of the practice with grace and presence.

The schedule below indicates at which community center these classes will take place. To sign up, please contact Ritual Yoga at ritualyoganc@gmail.com.

February 17- Jaycee Community Center

March 31- Jaycee Community Center

May 5- Halifax Community Center

June 30-  Halifax Community Center

July 28- Jaycee Community Center

August 18-  Halifax Community Center

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Spring Yoga Session in Salmo!
Apr
12
to May 31

Spring Yoga Session in Salmo!

This seriously playful yoga series will take practitioners on a journey into their potential and invite them to expand their alignment, awareness, and ability to greet life's infinite possibilities with grace and openness. Each class will include a centering, warm-ups, standing postures, and basic hip-openers, while exploring foundational heart-opening postures, inversions, and seated forward folds and twists. Prepare to sweat, laugh, and create equanimity from the inside out!

  • $96 for 8 weeks
  • $13 drop-in
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Cosmically Aligned Year Subscription
Apr
24
to Mar 19

Cosmically Aligned Year Subscription

This tele-course will be an opportunity to get more connected with the Cosmos in a practical, insightful, and grounded way. Each month will involve a live hour-long phone call that invites participants to hear what’s happening astrologically for the month, as well as to ask questions and have them answered on the call. For those who aren’t able to attend the call, it will be recorded so they can listen when it is convenient. As well as focusing on the events each month, the course material will include contemplation questions, sample meditations, and yoga practice material to keep participants feeling clear, open, and cosmically aligned. Course begins on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 5:30pm PDT, runs for a full year, and ends on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT.

Dates are as follows::

Tuesday, April 24th

Tuesday, May 22nd

Tuesday, June 19th

Tuesday, July 17th

Tuesday, August 14th

Tuesday, September 18th

Tuesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, November 20th

Tuesday, December 18th

Tuesday, January 15th

Tuesday, February 12th

Tuesday, March 19th

*All call times begin at 5:30pm Pacific Time and run for approximately one hour*

Cost is $10/month, or $108 for the full year.

For those participants in the 13 Moons Sadhana Circle, please visit this url for a discounted rate: http://revolutionmedicine.ca/hidden-store/cosmically-aligned-discounted

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Skillful Assisting & Adjusting at Madhu Collective in Rossland, BC
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Skillful Assisting & Adjusting at Madhu Collective in Rossland, BC

Learn to safely and effectively guide your students into clear and beautifully aligned asanas. This workshop will include a brief warm-up, then give participants the opportunity for hands-on yoga assists and adjustments with detailed instruction.

Cost:: $40 before June 1; $45 after June 1

To register, please visit https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=345506&stype=-8&sTG=33&sVT=47&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=06%2F17%2F18

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Revolution Yoga at Basscoast Music Festival in Merritt, BC
Jul
7
9:45 AM09:45

Revolution Yoga at Basscoast Music Festival in Merritt, BC

Yoga has always been a Revolutionary practice in the ways it invites those who choose it to explore the ideas and perceptions they have of the world and of themselves. Rather than live life with a model of reality inherited by predecessors, Yoga welcomes each participant to tap into the inherent intelligence alive in reality, turning to ancient wisdom to learn, as well as to find and share her or his innermost nature and voice through practice and direct experience. This process is one of deconstructing harmful ideologies and belief systems once held and reconstructing reality based on the truth of Life and one's authentic nature. Yoga asks use to contribute to the world in aligned and life-enhancing ways and gives us the tools to do just that.

Practitioners will learn to effectively and therapeutically deepen their asana practices, working with the whole body to create transformation from within. While the deep Summer is a time of fire and intensity, this practice will blend cooling and quieting energies with heating and enlivening approaches to create an equanimous experience that continues off the mat. Students will engage into skillful bio-mechanics in standing postures, hip-openers, hand-balances, inversions, and forward folds, working individually and together to support optimal movement, breath, and Being.

 

 

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Inspiration on the Mat: The Art of Personal Practice at The Yoga Loft in Kamloops, BC
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Inspiration on the Mat: The Art of Personal Practice at The Yoga Loft in Kamloops, BC

This weekend will be an exploration of the facets that make up a balanced, enlivening, and nourishing yoga practice. We’ll spend time creating skillful and empowering sequences that maintain and expand a healthy practice; employ the use of yogic deities to inspire and give focus; integrate breath work and meditation to balance; and use reliable bio-mechanics to enhance the beneficial nature of the movement and postures. Each morning session will include a pinnacle posture or two, and efficient means of preparing the body, mind, and spirit to work toward these postures. Each afternoon session will be more “lab-oriented”, inviting students to work with handouts and each other to create sequences that inspire them to hone and expand their craft.

Friday Eve:: Ground & Nurture
A celebration of the New Moon Eclipse in Cancer, this class will be deeply regenerative and nurturing, welcoming participants into the cave of their hearts. Standing postures, hip-openers, forward folds, and twists will be the basis for this practice. A Lakshmi sadhana will close out the session.

Saturday AM:: Strengthen & Open
This session will continue the lunar exploration, balancing its ease with fierce grace that inspires practitioners to their most full expressions of postures. While drawing on myths brought to life in the modern world, this workshop will include standing postures, inversions, heart-openers, and countering postures to quiet and balance. Students will effectively and therapeutically deepen their practices, working with the whole body to create transformation from within.

Saturday PM:: Refine & Hone
This session will give participants tools for creating skillful yoga sequences based on key actions in the body. Students will explore fundamental principles for strengthening and opening the body efficiently and playfully, then work with materials to envision and practice regenerative progressions of postures.

Sunday AM:: Illuminate & Shine
This class will be a celebration of summer and its brilliance. Tejas, or luminosity, is an aspect of each person’s innermost nature, and this radiance is alive in each and every moment. Join us for a yoga celebration that explores opening to the inherent effulgence that is always available, but perhaps more easily felt in mid-summer. This potpourri practice will be dynamic and balancing, giving participants tools to be fully centered and open to the magic that is available in each moment, including hand-balances, inversions, and backbends.

Sunday PM:: Hone & Refine
This session will give participants access to tools for creating skillful yoga sequences based on key actions in the body. Students will explore fundamental principles for strengthening and opening the body efficiently and playfully, then work with materials to envision and practice regenerative progressions of postures.

For more information or to register, please email Todd at passage108@gmail.com

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Live your Truth, Free your Spirit
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Live your Truth, Free your Spirit

Come Play! Tap into your authentic self as we give you a taste of what's to come at the inspiring Yoga Festival, Northwest Feast! Join Trisha Wilson, Drea Phoenix and Lila for an afternoon of Asana and Community! Weaving together Yoga, Breathwork, Astrology, Storytelling and Yin. Embodying the Earthy Element of the Taurus Sun, we tap our own true nature.

Location:: the Moving Center, 533A Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4H5

 

What is the Northwest Yoga Feast? The Northwest Yoga Feast is an ever growing community and family, an incredible yoga and culinary experience, and the best place to commune with the beauty of nature. Treat yourself to a weekend of nourishment for the body, mind, heart and spirit. Cultivate inner awareness and expand your practice. Together we will bring positive vibrations to our ever challenged planet with intention and joy amongst a diverse group of people from all walks of life. Our goal in offering this weekend event is to inspire well-being and to build community spirit. Join us! Tickets www.nwyogafeast.com

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Cosmically Aligned Winter 2018
Jan
23
to Apr 24

Cosmically Aligned Winter 2018

This tele-course will be an opportunity to get more connected with the Cosmos in a practical, insightful, and grounded way. Each month will involve a live hour-long phone call that invites participants to hear what’s happening astrologically for the month, as well as to ask questions and have them answered on the call. For those who aren’t able to attend the call, it will be recorded so they can listen when it is convenient. As well as focusing on the events each month, the course material will include contemplation questions, sample meditations, and yoga practice material to keep participants feeling clear, open, and cosmically aligned. Dates and times are as follows::

  • Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST

  • Friday, February 23rd at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST

  • Friday, March 23rd at 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

  • Tuesday, April 24th at 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Each session is $10 and can be purchased by visiting http://revolutionmedicine.ca/store/

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Alchemize Your Practice
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Alchemize Your Practice

Explore inversions and heart-openers on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-4:30pm at Bambu Yoga in Nelson with Trisha and Lila!

Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination. This session will give participants access to the subtleties of the practice, creating an inner revolution of mind, bod, and spirit. We hope to see you there!

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The Art of Skillful Living:: An Evolutionary Astrology Workshop
Nov
17
to Nov 19

The Art of Skillful Living:: An Evolutionary Astrology Workshop

Join us for a weekend of traversing the Cosmos in a playful and practical way. Evolutionary astrology is a practice that works with Western symbolism (think: Capricorn, Jupiter, Leo) and an Eastern framework (ripening karma and shifting samskaras/patterns). In so doing, it creates a picture that gives each person access to their blind spots and tendencies, as well as to their super powers and gifts, and how to cultivate these with even more awareness. It leaves out language such as “declination” and “fall,” and instead chooses to recognize that each person’s birth chart is exactly what it needs to be for their highest growth and potential in this lifetime — as well as specific stumbling blocks that appear here and there and how to skillfully work with them. Evolutionary astrology is an insightful way to bring archetypes and myths to life in a personal and interpersonal way, and to beautifully author one’s own truth. 

Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning will include an asana practice that invites practitioners to integrate what they’ve learned thus far, celebrating the gift of embodied form.

Friday night, 6:30-9pm::

The Introduction ~ Unfolding the Framework

 

Saturday morning, 9-11:30am::

Bringing Symbols to Life ~ Planets, Signs, and Houses

 

Saturday afternoon, 2:30-6pm::

Symbolism Demystified ~ More Planets, Signs, and Houses

 

Sunday morning, 10:30am-1:30pm::

Dancing with the Divine ~ Integrating the Full Picture

 

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The Yoga of Authentic Presence
Oct
27
to Oct 29

The Yoga of Authentic Presence

This weekend of workshops will explore what it means to abide in the authentic presence, often called “the Self,” “Buddha nature,” or one’s “most essential nature.” Each session will include a talk that expresses this Absolute viewpoint, as well as an interweaving of the principles of Yoga and Evolutionary Astrology to more fully understand just how the experience of perceived limitation can welcome the freedom that is each person’s birthright. Each asana practice will be rich, full bodied, and rejuvenating, and will be the epitome of Yoga — a truly unifying experience.

Friday, October 27th from 7:30-9:30pm:: Soothe~

This full spectrum practice will tickle the sensibilities and delight the spirit. Using each of the senses as a gateway to the unified experience, participants will be led on a yoga journey that encompasses the full realm of embodied experience. A quieting energy will set the tone with grounding postures that include hip-openers, forward folds, and twists.   

Saturday, October 28th from 12:30-3pm:: Honour~

This frolicsome and upbeat Fall practice will be an encouraging afternoon that explores heart-opening from a therapeutic perspective and includes inversions.

Saturday, October 28th from 4-6:30pm:: Share~

This assisting and adjusting workshop will be a continuation of the work laid down during June’s practice, including a brief warm-up, then diving into skillful ways to assist students to actualize their potential in yoga asana.

Sunday, October 29th from 12:30-4pm:: Unify~

This balanced practice will tie together the concepts of the weekend to give participants an overall experience of vibrancy, well-being, and easefulness. The asana component will include standing postures, hip-openers and hand-balances, as well as a set of simple backbends, with calming postures to end the sequence. 

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Rasa Yoga: Savoring the Full Spectrum of Possibility in Revelstoke, BC
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Rasa Yoga: Savoring the Full Spectrum of Possibility in Revelstoke, BC

Breath, bio-mechanical alignment, and skillful action are ever the focus for honing the craft of asana -- yet these tools are also awesome techniques for creating greater awareness of the force of aliveness that is in all things. Each practice will include intelligent sequencing, enlivening instruction, and trustworthy approaches that give yoga practitioners the opportunity to taste what in Yoga is considered their innermost nature.

Friday evening:: Ground and Open

This fluid yet slower-paced vinyasa-style practice will be a yoga journey that integrates inner and outer worlds, blending heartfulness with breath and conscious movement. 

Saturday morning:: Revel and Embrace

This practice will combine conscious movement, action, and breath to create a natural connection with the infinite presence available in every moment. Fundamental standing postures, hip and heart openers, inversions, and twisting poses will create a colorful tapestry of steady yet light-hearted yoga exploration.

Saturday afternoon:: Restore and Revitalize

This inwardly-focused practice will be regenerative to the body and nervous system, the emotions and mind, as well as to the spirit. A dynamic blend of asana with longer holds, including deep hip-openers and forward folds, invites a deep connection within.

Sunday morning:: Honor and Celebrate

This playful and upbeat practice will synthesize all genres of yoga posture, from standing to seated, inverted to hand-balancing. A reverent bhava (mood) will set the tone for the transformative experience that is Yoga on this soulful Sunday!

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All Levels Autumn Yoga Series 2017
Sep
21
to Dec 21

All Levels Autumn Yoga Series 2017

  • Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This seriously playful yoga series will take practitioners on a journey into their potential and invite them to expand their alignment, awareness, and ability to greet life's infinite possibilities with grace and openness. Each class will include a centering, warm-ups, standing postures, and basic hip-openers, while exploring foundational heart-opening postures, inversions, and seated forward folds and twists. Prepare to sweat, laugh, and create equanimity from the inside out!

  • $108 for 8 weeks
  • $13 drop-in
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The Yoga of Authentic Presence with Lila & Cheyne
Jul
29
to Aug 5

The Yoga of Authentic Presence with Lila & Cheyne

This week-long retreat on beautiful Bowen Island is a unique opportunity to unplug from the busyness of life, and to plug into the spaciousness of Being! Join us at Xenia Retreat Centre, a magical and purposeful place for connecting with Nature, Spirit, and Self.

Throughout the course of our lives, there is a powerful and palpable force that animates and enlivens all of life. This force has many names, for different cultures over the centuries have called it different things. It is experienced in many ways, as its presence is universal. The practices of yoga and meditation have for years been excellent techniques for cultivating a deepened and more refined relationship with this presence, allowing it to "wake up" within each individual. 

This retreat will be an opportunity for participants to connect with community, as well as their own authentic nature, through engaging and inspiring yoga and meditation practices each day. Bio-mechanical alignment and skillful action are ever the focus for honing the craft of asana -- yet these tools are also awesome techniques for creating greater awareness of the force of aliveness that is in all things.  Each practice will include intelligent sequencing, enlivening instruction, and trustworthy approaches that give practitioners the opportunity to taste what in Yoga is considered their innermost Presence. 

Each participant will also receive a massage therapy treatment with Cheyne Cameron, RMT, that includes a holistic orthopedic assessment, giving the individual specific kinesthetic awareness of where torsions and/or rigidity are present in the body -- including the organs. The interplay of craniosacral, myofascial alignment, and visceral work that follows will give each individual insight as to how these fundamental systems are expressing themselves in the body, and thus an ability to create greater balance, ease, and grace within their experience.

A 40-minute meditation will open each day, followed by a 2.5-hour morning asana practice. Afternoons will be for taking relaxing walks, enjoying the exquisite land, experiencing Bowen Island, and resting as needed. Late afternoon 2-hour practices will be inwardly focused and will include meditation. Three nourishing meals per day, as well as snacks, are included in the cost of the retreat, and will be provided in a timely and delicious fashion. Participants will receive 30 CEUs through Yoga Alliance for the week.

Full cost of the retreat is $1,998 CAD. A deposit of $500 CAD is necessary to reserve your spot.

Reserve your Space

Read more about Xenia at http://www.xeniacentre.com/

 

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Raleigh & Cary, NC June Yoga Calendar!
Jun
16
to Jun 29

Raleigh & Cary, NC June Yoga Calendar!

Workshops and Classes at EVOLVE Movement in Raleigh, NC::

Friday, June 16th ~ Sweet & Savory Yoga Asana from 7:30-9:30pm:: Students will be led through an intelligent sequence with skillful bio-mechanics that invites them to trust their own intuition and experience. Participants will gracefully engage and expand their bodies, minds, and hearts through a balanced practice that creates an overall sensation of steadiness, clarity, and freedom. This workshop will explore a more grounding side of the yoga spectrum, incorporating fluid movement with partner work as well as standing postures, hip-openers, twists, and quieting poses to create harmony within and without.

Sunday, June 18th ~ Nurture & Shape-Shift from 1:30-4pm:: Practitioners will learn to effectively and therapeutically deepen their asana practices, working with the whole body to create transformation from within. The build toward the Summer Solstice can be a time of fire and intensity, yet this practice will blend cooling and quieting energies with heating and enlivening approaches to create an equanimous experience that continues off the mat. Students will dive deeply into skillful bio-mechanics in standing postures, hip-openers, hand-balances, inversions, and forward folds, working individually and together to support optimal movement, breath, and Being.

Wednesday, June 21st ~ Solstice Celebration from 7-9pm:: This celebratory class will be a time of coming together as a community to honor just how nourishing and transformative the practice of yoga is. Students will affirm the best in themselves and each other, moving through dynamic sequences that build to new vistas and possibilities in well-informed ways. This practice will be opening for the heart and the mind, including dynamic movement, partner work, and the full yoga buffet!

Thursday, June 29th ~ Assisting & Adjusting from 2-4pm:: Participants will learn to safely and effectively guide their students into optimally aligned asanas. This workshop will include a brief warm-up, then give participants the opportunity to deepen their experience and expand their confidence in giving hands-on yoga assists and adjustments. Detailed instruction will be given for a plethora of yoga asana so that students can feel successful, strong, and open, and teachers accomplished in their ability to help students embody their potential.

Workshops at Studio Vibe::

Saturday, June 17th

Assisting & Adjusting from 12:30-3pm:: Participants will learn to safely and effectively guide their students into optimally aligned asanas. This workshop will include a brief warm-up, then give participants the opportunity to deepen their experience and expand their confidence in giving hands-on yoga assists and adjustments. Detailed instruction will be given for a plethora of yoga asana so that students can feel successful, strong, and open, and teachers accomplished.

Balancing the Elements with Asana from 3:30-5pm:: Students will be led through an intelligent sequence with skillful bio-mechanics that invites them to deepen their understanding of the 5 elements, and how they work within each individual. The practice of yoga is and has been a tool for refining one’s approach to oneself and to life. Here, participants will hone their ability to engage with the elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — to connect with the experience of balance, harmony, and well-being. This practice will include dynamic movement, partner work, standing poses, hip and heart openers, inversions, twists, and forward folds to leave students feeling open, revitalized, and clear.

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Embodying Yoga's Tales and Rich Dharma at the Yoga Loft in Kamloops, BC
Jun
2
to Jun 4

Embodying Yoga's Tales and Rich Dharma at the Yoga Loft in Kamloops, BC

This weekend will be a deep dive into the myths behind yoga’s rich tapestry and will weave these stories into the practice in inspiring and meaningful ways. Through the course of the weekend, participants will explore all facets of the yoga practice, and how these varied perspectives are woven together to create a yoga journey that is an invitation to one’s innermost nature, and how this nature revels in all aspects of the human experience.  

Yoga teachers interested in honing their story-telling skills will have the opportunity to refine their approach in bringing to life the tales that enrich and enliven the yoga tradition. 

 

Friday evening:: Parvati, Ganesha, & the Moon

This settling, inwardly focused practice will be regenerative to the body and nervous system, the emotions and mind, as well as to the spirit. A fluid blend of asana with longer holds invites a deep connection within as participants are invited to bask in the inner sanctuary of the heart and the nourishment therein. 

 

Saturday morning:: Shiva Nataraj, Pluto, & Uranus 

This practice will combine conscious movement, action, and breath to create a natural connection with the infinite presence available in every moment. Fundamental standing postures, hip and heart openers, and twisting poses will create a colorful tapestry of yoga exploration that welcomes students to dance on the threshold of possibility in empowering ways, as Shiva, Pluto, and Uranus beckon us to do in life’s infinite unfolding.

 

Saturday afternoon:: Saraswati & Mercury

This teaching practice will be an exploration of creative sharing for those interested in honing their story-telling skills. The goddess Saraswati is often invoked for her gift of words, speech, music, and voice. Her energy of careful crafting for clear expression will set the tone for an afternoon of openness and refinement, and grounding asana to inspire the mind will be included!

 

Sunday morning:: Durga, Kali, & Mars

This powerful and upbeat practice will synthesize all genres of yoga posture, from standing to seated, inverted to hand-balancing. A fierce yet playful bhava (mood) will set the tone for the transformative experience that is Yoga on this soulful Sunday, and participants will embody the force of aliveness that is their innermost Self! The energies of Durga, Kali, and Mars will be fully explored and expressed.

 

Sunday afternoon:: Lakshmi & Venus

This teaching practice will continue Saturday’s word crafting, calling upon the nurturing bhava of Lakshmi and Venus, who remind us of the possibility of deeply valuing embodied form. The energies of nourishment and the ability to share real connection with others when holding a class will guide this session of asana and will illumine the gift of sharing from one’s heart in a meaningful and evocative way.

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Sadhana: The Ritual of Personal Practice
May
19
to May 21

Sadhana: The Ritual of Personal Practice

Sādhana :  “ a means of accomplishing something”, a term coming from the yogic tradition referring to any spiritual exercise that is aimed at progressing the sādhaka (seeker or practitioner) towards the very ultimate expression of his or her life in this reality, a collection of practices that hold meaning and value for you, personal practice

Join Lila and Natalie Rousseau for two full days of practice and learning in Nelson, BC this May. We will gather together in order to shine a light on the topic of sadhana and our relationship to personal practice. We will explore various gateways that can act as inspiration for practice, gateways such as lunar and seasonal wisdom, astrology, Hindu mythology, Tantric philosophy and the traditional healing systems of both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. We will engage the practices of asana, meditation, and pranayama as ritual acts and make space for both group discussion and personal contemplation.

This will be a rich offering that is meant to support you in your own lifelong relationship to yogic practice in all its many forms.

Dates & Times

  • May 19th & 20th 2018
  • 10am-1:30 pm + 3-5:30 pm each day

Location: The Old Church, 602 Kootenay Street, Nelson, BC

Program Details

Morning sessions will include a 90-120 minute full spectrum yoga practice that includes standing poses, backbends, and/or arm balances. Afternoon sessions will include a 60-75 minute practice with a focus on deeper seated work and possible inversions. Modifications will be given to suit various levels of practice. More details will be provided upon registration. Feel free to contact Natalie or Lila directly if you have questions.

Investment: $160

Single class pricing upon request: $50 for am classes/$40 for pm classes, contact Natalie (natalie@pacificelements.ca) directly for this!

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Flower Moon:: Rasa Flow Yoga with Live Music
May
7
5:00 PM17:00

Flower Moon:: Rasa Flow Yoga with Live Music

Join us for a celebration of Spring and the Full Moon in Scorpio, as we integrate the simple and the complex, the light and dark. This experience will include Yoga Asana with Live Music that's integrative and enlivening for every aspect of being.

To purchase tickets, visit::
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flower-moon-a-yoga-live-music-event-lila-rasa-brown-haana-tickets-34134028799?aff=es2

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The Yoga of Authentic Presence: A Weekend of Yoga, Myth, and Meditation
Mar
24
to Mar 26

The Yoga of Authentic Presence: A Weekend of Yoga, Myth, and Meditation

Friday, March 24th - Sunday, March 26th at EVOLVE Movement in Raleigh, NC

Breath, bio-mechanical alignment, and skillful action are ever the focus for honing the craft of asana -- yet these tools are also awesome techniques for creating greater awareness of the force of aliveness that is in all things. Each practice will include intelligent sequencing, enlivening instruction, and trustworthy approaches that give practitioners the opportunity to taste what in Yoga is considered their innermost Presence.

Friday, 7:30-9:30pm ~ Restore and Revitalize

This quiet, inwardly focused practice will be regenerative to the body and nervous system, the emotions and mind, as well as to the spirit. A fluid blend of asana with longer holds invites a deep connection within. 

Saturday, 2-5pm ~ Revel and Embrace

This practice will combine conscious movement, action, and breath to create a natural connection with the infinite presence available in every moment. Fundamental standing postures, hip and heart openers, and twisting poses will create a colorful tapestry of yoga exploration.

Sunday, 1:30-4pm ~ Honor and Celebrate

This playful and upbeat practice will synthesize all genres of yoga posture, from standing to seated, inverted to hand-balancing. A reverent bhava (mood) will set the tone for the transformative experience that is Yoga on this soulful Sunday!

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New Moon in Pisces:: Welcoming Possibility & Opening to Spring at Evolve Movement in Raleigh, NC
Mar
4
to Mar 6

New Moon in Pisces:: Welcoming Possibility & Opening to Spring at Evolve Movement in Raleigh, NC

As we move toward the New Moon in Pisces, which takes place on March 8th this year, we move toward the celebration of MahaShivaRatri, or the great night of Shiva. During this time, the energy of possibility becomes more palpable, and we're invited into the formless mystery to connect with all possibilities for expression in the world of form. This is the last New Moon of the Winter, beckoning us deep into the inner world to prepare for what we're bringing to life in the Spring.

Shiva in his is personified form is the meditating yogi, the one who can be seen sitting on the mountaintop, dreaming the Universe into and out of existence for thousands upon thousands of years. His realm is the place we go when we're beyond rational mind and thoughts, as he rules the domain of imagination and intuition. Shiva beckons us into his space of Unity consciousness to merge with all of Life so that we can live in the world from a clear place that's beyond old patterns of thinking and being. He invites us to our innermost nature. In fact, he IS our innermost nature.

Shiva is both this and the energy of transformation, representing what is needing to be let go of, shed, and even to die, in order to create space for what is unfolding from within our hearts and within our lives in the present. Shiva serves as a support and guide when doing the work of taking a real look at ourselves, even the parts of ourselves we don't necessarily like looking at. He ushers us into the place of what's real, raw, and vulnerable so we can move through the process of becoming whole once again. His powerful presence reminds us that we have the strength we need to move through all that arises.

This weekend workshop will call on and explore both aspects of Shiva – Shiva as the meditating god and the energy of Oneness, as well as the shape-shifting yogi and the energy of transformation. And most importantly, Shiva as YOU, the yogi. Students will work with clear alignment and action principles in their bodies, minds, and hearts to embody their most radiant Selves. Bring a yoga mat, a journal, an able body, and an open mind and heart to dive into this powerful weekend!

Friday, March 4th, 7-9pm ~ Approaching Shiva's Meditative Realm::

This grounding practice will include standing postures, hip-openers, twists, and forward folds to prepare participants to go within, basking in the dreamlike realm of Shiva the meditator. Students will explore the foundation and how to create solid support for all that they're calling to life.

 

Saturday, March 5th, 2-5pm ~ The Threshold of Transformation::

This fiery practice will invite participants to safely and strongly open their hearts and explore the precipice of possibility. Students will learn to work with their whole bodies to support their backbends and create transformation from within.

 

Sunday, March 6th, 1-4pm ~ Enter the Yogi::

This full spectrum practice will run the gamut of the yoga buffet and will include a few of each: standing postures, hip and heart openers, hand balances, inversions, and quieting poses, with the grand finale of a deep guided meditation. Students will learn to engage their whole bodies therapeutically for sustainable and long-term practice techniques.

 

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February Full Moon Celebration at Bowen Island Yoga
Feb
20
2:00 PM14:00

February Full Moon Celebration at Bowen Island Yoga

Join us at Bowen Island Yoga for the Full Moon in Pisces, the sign of the mystic and the dreamer. We'll call to life from within our hearts all we're manifesting in our lives! The practice will be a celebration of this abundant time with an exploration of the full yoga buffet:: strong standing poses, clarifying inversions, deep hip openers, blissful backbends, and quieting forward folds. Our meditation practice will give us the opportunity to integrate the practice on a deep level. Bring a journal, an open mind and heart, and energy for some sweet yogic play!

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Meditating with Myth
Jan
7
to Feb 25

Meditating with Myth

This 8 week tele-series will weave together the rich information alive within the Greek and Hindu mythologies to awaken certain facets of who we are as humans. Myths have been used for thousands of years to bring to life different facets of the human experience so that we become more inspired and skilled as individuals and communities.

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The Wisdom of Yoga
Dec
4
to Dec 6

The Wisdom of Yoga

The practice of Yoga has always been a way to align with Nature and its wisdom. Throughout the seasons, we practice specific postures that invite balance to the system, at certain times of the day and year creating more heat and stoking the inner fire, and at other times creating more cooling energy to nourish the flow of water and life. 

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Halloween & Samhain Celebration at Yoga Source in RVA
Oct
30
to Nov 1

Halloween & Samhain Celebration at Yoga Source in RVA

All Hallow's Eve, or Halloween, and Samhain, a Gaelic harvest festival, have been celebrated for hundreds of years by our ancestors. This time of year marks the halfway point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice, and is thus a time of turning inward for the Fall and Winter months. These specific days have been associated with magic within different traditions, as it's said that the veil between the worlds is thinner, and it's easier to feel connections to ancestors, saints, and fairies, if you believe in that sort of thing. This weekend will be a celebration of the inner harvest and finding solace through trusting the inner journey, as well as honoring the inherent grace that is embedded in the fabric of reality. This weekend of yogic play will interweave astrology and the myths of our ancestors into the practice, welcoming a soulful, deep, and fulfilling experience for mind, body, and spirit.


fri 6-8:30p ~ preparing the vessel

~a fluid practice with standing postures, hip openers, twists, and forward folds~


sat 12-3p ~ dancing on the precipice

~a powerful blend of standing postures, hand balances, and backbends~


sun 10-1p ~ honoring what is

~a sweet balance of standing, inverting, stabilizing, and opening~

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Common Roots 30-Hour Immersion
Oct
24
to Dec 21

Common Roots 30-Hour Immersion

Join Evolve's senior teachers, Carson, Julee, and Lila, for a 30-hour Tantric Yoga Immersion this fall! Created for the student who wishes to dive deeper into the many facets of yoga practice, this immersion will celebrate both the unity and the diversity of the physical practices of Prana Vinyasa (Carson), Restorative & Embodi Yoga (Julee), and Rasa Yoga (Lila), which are all rooted in life-affirming Tantric philosophy. 

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Rasa Yoga Master Class at EVOLVE Movement
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Rasa Yoga Master Class at EVOLVE Movement

Calling all yoga nerds! Geared toward intense students and yoga teachers, this class will explore how to create skillful awareness in the legs in a plethora of yoga postures. A dynamic and thorough class will include asanas that focus on the key therapeutic actions of the foot, ankle, shin, and knee, and how these actions create a balanced and sustainable practice. Come with an open mind and heart, and be prepared to geek out yoga-style!

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Rasa Yoga: Back to Basics at EVOLVE Movement
Oct
22
7:15 PM19:15

Rasa Yoga: Back to Basics at EVOLVE Movement

The Back to Basics Rasa Yoga Class offers students an introduction or reintroduction to the alignment principles of yoga, fundamental yoga postures and philosophy. Students will be encouraged to delve into the possibilities that live within, being playfully challenged to open their bodies, minds, and hearts to experience the joy and freedom that results. Emphasis will be on standing poses, while also introducing backbends, hip-openers, and spine poses. Students will leave feeling more grounded and empowered as they work to systematically stretch and strengthen their hamstrings, hips, backs, and shoulders.

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Rasa Yoga 2-Hour Class at Celestine Movement
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

Rasa Yoga 2-Hour Class at Celestine Movement

“Listen!  the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
–  Humbert Wolfe

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, from the changing light, to the sound of the crunching leaves, to the chill in the air at dawn and dusk. This time of transition is perfect for gathering together with community to make food, build fires, and practice yoga. The magic associated with Fall and Samhain, the Gaelic holiday that Halloween comes from, is palpable throughout the month of October. Join us for a yoga celebration that explores opening to the inherent grace that is always available, but perhaps becomes more potent at different times of year, especially during mid-Autumn. This potpourri practice will be dynamic and balancing, giving participants tools to be fully centered and open to the magic that is available in each moment.

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Nurturing the Teacher
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Nurturing the Teacher

Join us for a morning, an afternoon, or both! As a teacher, the need to nurture oneself becomes even more important. Diving more fully into one's own practice with skillful instruction and coming together with a community of peers can be amazing tools for nourishment and growth as both a student and a teacher. This Saturday of the 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program is designed with these specific needs in mind.

10am-1:30pm ~ Embodied Freedom & Tantric Sovereignty

This morning session will focus on the the Tantric concept of svatantrya, or embodied freedom, within the context of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most celebrated yogic texts. We’ll explore the Gita and its timeless wisdom, bringing to life its lessons through contemplation and conversation. Come prepared to work with clear and powerful asana, mindful meditation, and exercises for consciously weaving the practice into daily life. The asana practice will focus on opening the heart, moving toward backbends to inspire courageous and radiant expression. Join us for a meaningful and transformative time!

3:30-6:30pm ~ Skillful Assisting & Adjusting

Join us for an afternoon of honing your assisting skills in a safe and loving environment! Highly effective, this facet of teaching is often put on the back burner because teachers don't feel confident in their ability to help their students with skillful assists. This session will include tools for teachers to nurture their students into clear and beautifully aligned asanas. We’ll cover the basic techniques of yoga adjusting, then move into hands-on practice within standing poses, hip-openers, level 1 backbends, and basic handbalances. Bring and open mind and heart, and be prepared to dive in!

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Rasa Yoga Lunar Practice at Evolve Movement, Raleigh, NC
Sep
13
2:00 PM14:00

Rasa Yoga Lunar Practice at Evolve Movement, Raleigh, NC

This nourishing practice will invite students to bask in their own inner sanctuary with grounding and restorative postures. The New Moon is a time of new beginnings and planting seeds for cultivating new life. This practice will give participants deep connection with their own intuition and inner voice, both fostering trust in their own process and guidance, as well as bringing forth the energies of creativity and manifestation.

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Rasa Yoga New Moon Eclipse Practice at Evolve Movement, Raleigh, NC
Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Rasa Yoga New Moon Eclipse Practice at Evolve Movement, Raleigh, NC

Join us for this Eclipse practice, a potent time for insight, clarity, and perspective shifting. This fiery solar practice will be an invitation to embodying one's full potential through clear energetic and physical alignment. Participants will emerge brighter, more expansive, and more energized. We'll play with the full spectrum of yoga poses, including standing poses, inversions, hand balances, backbends, twists, and forward folds.

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Rasa Yoga Intermediate/Advanced Practice at Evolve Movement in Raleigh, NC
Sep
11
5:45 PM17:45

Rasa Yoga Intermediate/Advanced Practice at Evolve Movement in Raleigh, NC

This evening practice will blend fluid yet skillfully aligned asanas with Tantric philosophy and evolutionary astrology, inviting awakening and expansion within practitioners. Participants will embark on both an inner and outer journey, moving through balancing asanas to welcome the energies of insight and wisdom. Weaving the connected mythologies of yoga and astrology with clear alignment and action in the body brings cohesive integration of the inner and outer worlds. Basking in this place of connection allows for the clear and conscious unfolding of a practice, and practitioners are then able to trust in and expand their own potential. Advanced versions of poses will be offered for students to explore in a supportive environment, playing the edge in a therapeutic and loving way.

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Settle into Fall Retreat at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island
Sep
11
to Sep 16

Settle into Fall Retreat at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island

Join us for a retreat to welcome autumn on Salt Spring Island at the beautiful organic farm and retreat center Stowel Lake Farm. Each day will include two practices: a 2.5-hour solar morning asana and meditation practice, and a 2-hour afternoon lunar asana, pranayama, and meditation practice. This retreat is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in your practice, the teachings, and community, nourishing yourself in body, mind, and spirit. Lila will include therapeutic alignment and action in asana, deep guided meditations, as well as the energies, archetypes, and myths of both the evolutionary astrological and Tantric lenses.

During this week together, there will be a Full Moon in Pisces with the Sun in Virgo, so we'll gather for a Full Moon celebration to honor the archetypal energies of the Mystic & the Dreamer, as well as the Servant & the Perfectionist, drawing these forces together for practical and clear ways of dreaming and manifesting a life-enhancing and beautiful world individually and together.

Cost of the retreat includes organic vegetarian meals grown on the farm, use of the farm's beautiful facilities, accommodations, 2 daily practices, and an assessment with Cheyne Cameron, Lila's partner and body wizard. Astrology readings will be available for those interested, as well as massages from the talented owner of Soma Studio in Vancouver, Lori Johnson, who has 26 years of massage experience.

We're looking forward to coming together for a super sweet and life-enhancing time together!

 

Cost of Retreat (in CAD):

$1360 for a Shared Room

$1485 for a Private Room

$1250 for Couple

$1110 for Camping

$950 for Commuter

*$500 CAD due by June 1, 2016. Remaining balance due by September 1, 2016.*

 

 

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