Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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The Secret of the Yoga Sutra with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait . Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Yoga Sutra is the source wisdom of all yoga traditions. It holds the key to unlocking the mystery and power of yoga, and finding ultimate fulfillment and freedom. And Pandit Tigunait is a Master par excellence, for he embodies the profound insight and experiences of the Masters of a thousand-year-old lineage.

In this inspiring lecture and workshop, grounded in time-tested wisdom, you’ll discover the promise hidden in the Yoga Sutra, and gather the tools and means to experience the missing element of your practice.

Main topics include:

• What is the Yoga Sutra, and why its teachings are so crucial to us now
• The Yogic understanding of our body and mind, and how to tap into our innate wisdom
• How to access the power of mind and reclaim mastery over our personal world
• Reconfiguring our life for joyful and purposeful living
• A guided practice for experiencing our self-luminous joy
 
Limited availability. Fee: $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door.
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Prenatal Yoga Classes with Bethany Earls Next held on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 27, 2014 - Mon Dec 1, 2014
This six-week workshop is designed especially for the pregnant practitioner. You will learn breathing and focusing techniques that will help you to relax during pregnancy and childbirth. You will practice postures that will help to:

• Create more opening in the hips and abdominal region, which will help make space for your baby;
• Alleviate tension in the back, neck and shoulders;
• Create more openness in the chest; and
• Increase circulation to help prevent swelling in the feet and ankles.

As your body changes with pregnancy, so will your yoga practice. We will modify poses based on which trimester you are in and how your are feeling. Most importantly, this class will honor your mother's intuition, reinforce your body awareness and improve your ability to practice self care during pregnancy and into motherhood. This class is also appropriate for post natal students.

$95. Register before Monday, October 20 and pay just $90!
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Beginners' Yoga Workshop with Gen MacKenzie Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Everybody can do yoga! Our popular Beginners’ Yoga Workshop is specifically tailored for beginning yoga students, and is a wonderful opportunity to get individualized attention and explore and understand the system of yoga.

The workshop will include a 30-minute discussion about the history of yoga, the various styles of yoga, and both the physical and mental benefits of a yoga practice. The remainder of the workshop will focus on a breakdown of the basic postures of yoga with attention to alignment and options for modifications of poses. Included in this segment is an introduction to meditation and discussion of its purpose in a yoga class.

The $65 fee includes the workshop and a one-month introductory unlimited class pass for first-time YogaBalance students. Register before Saturday, November 8, and pay just $60!

Existing YogaBalance students may enroll in just the workshop for $25, or $20 before Saturday, November 8, by contacting Kate at Mail@YogaBalance.info or 625-4000.
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Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra (Guided Relaxation) with Jean-Marie Belzile Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Restorative Yoga is the perfect antidote to the stress of modern life. It is the art of active relaxation; a refuge from our busy lives and an opportunity to slow down, let go and create ease. 
 
In Restorative Yoga, we practice postures supported by blocks, blankets, bolsters and other props, which allow the body to gently and passively stretch and open. Following the physical practice, we will enjoy an extended relaxation, which will include simple visualization and meditation techniques to bring you to a state of emotional and mental peace. You will leave this workshop feeling calm, refreshed, renewed and restored.

$25 per person. Register before Saturday, December 6 and pay just $20!
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