Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heartSteve Jobs
One of the most loved Gods of the Hindu tradition, Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles. This two hour workshop will introduce Ganesha with inspired storytelling, playful asana, creative sound and mantra. Groovy beats by local musician, Amy Thiessen, and Vinyasa Flow led by Kristin Jostad. Sign up for this light hearted class!
$35 online // $40 at the door
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Are you interested in calming you mind, reducing stress and anxiety, relaxing your body, cultivating greater focus, and maybe even exploring meditative states?
Join us for five-weeks of highly experiential practices that strategically blend yogic and mindfulness meditation practices. Come prepared to: learn traditional techniques and approaches, move mindfully, sit quietly, turn deeply inwards, and share in curious conversations about why anyone might want to meditate in the first place..Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Have you been practicing for awhile and wondering, “what’s next?” Join Alice Hong for a well-rounded intermediate/advanced level class that also includes meditation, mantra, and “off the mat” explorations. Play with your boundaries and explore uncharted territory in a supportive environment!
Wednesdays Sept 20 - Oct 11
In this workshop series, we will:
• Explore a wide array of poses including arm balances, back bends, inversions and transitions.
• Workshop yoga-nerdy details
• Practice progressively sequenced classes to support more challenging poses
• Cultivate purposeful intentions for on & off the mat
• Support each other in this challenging and light-hearted practice
• Have a blast and laugh a lot
1:30 - 3:30 PM
“Practice courage. Grow roots. Get high. Truth is. We are One.”
This is what Oneness is all about! Connect to your mind, body, the earth, and to each other with this powerful vinyasa class that is accessible to all levels
Passionate and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings a creative energy to every class he teaches; whether in his One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world. Equally devoted to continuing his studies as to teaching, his distinct expression of ancient traditions touches his students’ hearts.
Sign up for:
Thursday 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM | HERE
Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 PM | HERE
Friday 6:00 - 8:30 AM | HERE
All of the above! | HERE
Thursday 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Friday 6:00 - 8:30 AM
the full moon is a time for illumination, for understanding, and for peeling back layers of perception to reveal the truth. it is a time of polarity and to make clear the nature of opposition, in which the role of one side reinforces the other.
aries, the first sign of the zodiac, is the courageous initiator. this fiery full moon will spark and guide the alchemical process of rising awareness that comes through honoring the polarities - solar / lunar, light / shadow, strong / soft, water / fire - within the container of a powerful vinyasa flow.
this is a slow, powerful and juicy practice in which nourishing effort is balanced with absolute ease, by moving with the powerful penetrating light of the moon.
call on all of your paradoxical selves and invite new power into igniting actively lived intentions by aligning with the cycles of nature.
please bring a journal and, if you would like, a sacred object/totem/stone/crystal.
6:30 - 8:30 PM
LA LUNA SOCIAL NEW MOON CEREMONY WITH CASSIE ZAYCHUK OF STILLNESS & SURRENDER
THE POWER OF COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, AND SHARING YOUR INTIMATE SOUL
"This time of year and season radiates our capacity to go to transform. We are placed in a space where we are able to embody elevation and command our capacity to create and go inward. In this months La Luna Social we will explore meditation and intentional writing practices so that we are able to get curious and compassionate within. Getting to know ourselves with greater self awareness and depth. Creating an inner intimacy and sensuality. A specific spaciousness to our being" Bring your journal, and anything that you wish to place on the alter for charging.
"Lets Get Real, Raw, and call in on the deepest parts of our Soul"
~ this offering is for women ~
5:00 - 7:00 PM
PRATAYAHARA-The art of seeing within
A Blindfolded Intensive
PRATAYAHARA means to withdraw all senses, and when we bring this to the mat deep healing occurs on a soul level. In 2015 I was diagnosed with open angular glaucoma. This progressive disease led to complete vision loss in one eye and 50% in the other. Practicing yoga began to look different as I was forced to modify my own practice. This disease taught me to look inside, to discover my truth and take control of ego.
When we close ourselves off to sensory stimulation we truly become present with self. There is no where to run, there is no where to hide, there is stillness. Within this gentle battle between ego and soul, we face our shadows and our light. We discover our truth, our authenticity, and the sacred union within. Ego falls away as we bring in self compassion, self worth and self appreciation.
I believe in the power of pratayahara, and I believe you will leave this workshop transformed.
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Advertisers tell us that happiness comes from buying their products. Celebrities and the media pretend it comes with beauty & fame. And politicians claim that nothing matters more than growing the economy.
But where does ‘happiness' truly come from? And what does it mean?
Is happiness a feeling or a knowing? Is it some fleeting feeling we all strive to achieve?
Let’s take a step back and remind ourselves of our purpose. Let’s hold a creative learning workshop to help us reflect on what truly brings us happiness and joy.
You’ll want to attend this workshop if:
- You’re constantly feeling stressed - at home, at work, and with life in general
- You feel like you can’t connect with people, and sometimes even yourself
- You see nothing but ‘happy’ people on social media, but you can’t find that for yourself
- It’s difficult for you to find or maintain real relationships
- You struggle with priorities and find it difficult to figure out what really matters in life
- You feel or have been told that you carry a negative attitude and it’s starting to show
- You’ve lost that drive - that creative spark or that willful energy you once had
10 AM - 12 PM
Aquarian Luminosity Lifestyle Training
Live a Life of Levity, Prosperity, and Service in the Aquarian Age with Tiaga Prem
This course is designed to reveal what it means to live as a teacher. It isn't about teaching classes in a yoga studio, or getting a certificate. It is a valuable exchange between teacher and student that will inspire the enthusiasm and authority necessary to step into the role of the teacher (aka best version of You). It is available to everyone whether you are a yoga teacher, a parent, a school teacher, a police officer, a soldier...the list goes on and on. This is training to be a light worker and a great leader during a time on our planet where we all need to step up and join the leadership of individuals committed to transforming our world, though our commitment to living with dignity, integrity, nobility, and grace. So are you ready for it??? Sign up now
Tiaga Prem is the co founder and director of Dharma Temple in Vancouver BC Canada. He is a spiritual rebel with a flare for creative living, who has spent the past 20 years uncovering what it means to live a spiritually inspired-conscious life. From addiction and recovery, to studying with many masters from multiple traditions, Tiaga Prem is an accessible, inspiring teacher who leads with integrity and grace.
Oct 18 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM [2 HR Lunch break]
Oct 19 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM [2 HR Lunch break]
Oct 20 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
Join Brandon Jacobs and Heather Gazley as they guide practitioners in this two-hour workshop. The workshop will teach students to connect with the rhythm and flow of their breath so that they may uncover their rasa or essence. The workshop is centered on the story of Hanuman and his journey in learning that although we may hurt others, make mistakes or err in our ways, we are not lost. Written deep into the threads of your heart is your truest self. And despite any deviation from our path, we are still whole, worthy, deserving and loved.
This workshop is accessible to practitioners of abilities.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The art of floating demands precision, mindfulness and grace. How can we experience aspects of this transition even if our body cannot yet figure it out? Brandon Jacobs and Heather Gazley are extremely passionate about creating a workshop that breaks down the diligent and mindful work required to begin integrating the art of floating in your practice. This interactive workshop is designed to support practitioners in developing the body awareness to find the finesse of floating.
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Join Alan Mileham for a complimentary Yin Practice & info night covering the upcoming YIN advanced teacher trainings Level 1 & 2.
If you are a teacher interested in advancing your offerings, or a practitioner looking to understand Yin yoga further, this one is for you!
Alan is a Senior Yoga Teacher who has been teaching Yoga in Calgary since 2001 and Yin Yoga since 2013. He is a highly trained Yin Yoga Teacher, having over 300 hours of completed Yin Yoga TT'S, most recently a 100 Hour Yin TT with Master Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer Paul Grilley.
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
In this workshop you will develop an understanding of the
ancient art of Tai Chi, the balance of Yin and Yang and the development of Chi through the breath. You will be guided through a series of movements that flow together as a moving meditation. This practice helps to bring peace of mind, balance to internal energies, lowers heart rate and promotes relaxation. As a way of exercising it can be done as long as one lives.
Tai Chi reinforces the notion also found in yoga, that what is most certain, is the present moment.
Suitable for all skill levels.
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Let meditation become your medicine.
Meditation and contemplation can reduce stress, anxiety, depression. addictive tendencies and pain levels while simultaneously calming mental and emotional states, improving focus, and resoving limiting beliefs.
Join us for a transformational 5 week introductory course as we:
explore how the mind & body store residual stresses and trauma
-cultivate gentle breathe practices that help restore calm
-invite the release of tensional patterns through somatic [body-based] meditations
-unknot the mind through the use of a two-person contemplative exercise know as dyading
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The intro to yoga workshop is a class for the absolute beginner. We provide a safe and non-intimidating atmosphere for you to learn the basics of yoga, providing you with a foundation to carry into regular drop in classes.
$20 + GST DROP IN
*No class October 9th *
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
No pre-registration, payment in studio only
The Dragon Dance is a blend of Indian & Daoist Yoga, designed to stimulate & remove blockages to the flow of energy (prana or chi) through directed awareness, the breath & vigorous movements. It is great for people who want a vigorous workout & who want to experience this mystical thing called "energy." It is a whole body workout, & will even challenge your ego. Flexibility is not just a physical quality; we also need flexible minds. Learning the Dragon Dance, will challenge you mentally & will hopefully build neural plasticity in the brain. At some point you may experience the dragon's fire: you will have reached this stage when you begin to sweat. After that, the dance will enter the Yin phase, holding each position for a few breaths, to strengthen & open the joints. The final relaxation will allow the body to marinate in the juicy energies that you stimulated, which will enhance the healing & strengthening process within you.
November 12th | 2:00 -3:30 PM
In this workshop we are drawing on knowledge from Swiss Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist Carl Jung, medical intuitive Caroline Myss, spiritual scientist Yogi Bhajan and contemporary medicine woman Sam Orthlieb who is a local to Calgary and my co-creative partner on this Archetypal journey and offerings.
Each week, we will explore the 7 chakras and the three Archetypes that are associated with each chakra; one Earthly Purpose Archetype, one Evolving Archetype, and one Shadow Archetype.
Knowing which Archetype(s) is/are dominant in our lives provide a roadmap to ancient wisdom, helping us uncover our lessons, gifts and the healing power the body holds. We will explore how these energies show up in our life and how our health becomes affected if we don’t bring awareness to these energy centres, Archetypes and limiting beliefs surrounding the Shadow aspects of each.
in each session, expect to tune in, explore different chakras & the organs associated, uncover Architypes that are associated with the specific energy center when we are out of alignment & what illness's can manifest if a chakra is out of balance. Kundalini Yoga Series for the chakra being discussed. How are we empowered to live a life on purpose through these Archetypes/ What plant medicine(s) and food assist us on our journey with the specific Chakra. Light Homework
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Apryl Dawn for a powerful evening of deep introspection and manifestation of clear intention. Dive deeper into mantra, meditation & visualization to build the roots of your wildest dreams by creating your own beautiful mala.
Cost includes all materials to make your very own mala. Please bring a yoga mat & a cushion to sit on.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM