Workshops & Events

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 heart
Steve Jobs

Foundations for Mindful Living

Jun 23 '16 - to - Jun 23 '16

Get. off. autopilot.

Mindfulness is expanding from clinical and therapeutic settings and entering classrooms, boardrooms and even military bases. Each day, scientific research confirms the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of a mindfulness practice, and the good news is that it doesn't have to take up any time at all. Your morning commute or afternoon tea are easily transformed into moments to practice mindfulness.

This class will shed some light on the impact mindful living can have on your life and how to incorporate it today. You can look forward to a raw chocolate and tea meditation, an inspired yoga practice, a Mindful Living Guide from Wholistic Health YYC, and gifts from Yoga Passage, 2110 Fitness, and Spoke(n)Spin, and First Date Confections.

Bring your yoga mat, a pen and an open heart and mind.

  • Wholistic Health YYC

  • Thursday June 23rd

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Intro to Yoga

May 30 '16 - to - Jul 18 '16

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.

  • Chelsea Lees

  • May 30th - July 18th

    6:30 - 7:45

Meditation & Tea

Jul 01 '16 - to - Jul 01 '16

Lerrita Rubinoff is in town on July 1st and we are so excited to experience her teaching again!

Many of you already know Lerrita, and are in the process of cancelling all plans for July 1st so that you can join us for this practice.

If you don't know, Lerrita is a pillar in the Yoga Passage community. She has been a guiding force to Yoga Passage before it was even Yoga Passage! She initiated our karma yoga program, headed the studio's teacher training, and has demonstrated to us all what yoga really looks like beyond the asanas. We are SO excited to have her back in our space [she' moved to brasil and then ontario] and hope that you'll join us to share the space!

This is a karma event, minimum $5 donation

  • Lerrita Rubinoff

  • Friday, July 1st

    1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Root to Rise | Growing your Handstand

Jul 05 '16 - to - Jul 05 '16

Beginning low to the earth, we will ground sweetly in a cozy, yin-like practice. This deep rooting into ourselves creates a stable foundation that, when sprinkled with equal parts practice and play, expresses upwards and outwards into handstand. Come with your fearless and playful hearts and open up to the possibilities of your own sweet strength.

All levels welcome and encouraged!

  • Lauren Anne Tallarita

  • July 5th

    6:30 - 8:30 PM

Breathwork + Vibrational Medicine Journey

Jul 24 '16 - to - '

Inner Journeys in collaboration with Trevor Yelich welcomes you to explore the depths and benefits of Conscious Breathwork and Vibrational Medicine.

Journeying inwards with the Breath as your Guide, we open and clear the pathways to health and wellbeing on all levels while exploring the energetic matrix of your body, beliefs, emotions, and non-physical realms. Each breath becomes a powerful key to the awareness of your reality and who you are in your Life. Intentional soundscapes and the live sonic vibrations of the didgeridoo, medicine drums, shakers, and tibetan bowls support the resolution and integration of old, stagnant energies while providing a deeply nourishing foundation for the journey.

Kylee Dawn, Corinne Cornish, Trevor Yelich, and Trevor Uruski offer their expertise with energy, body, and sound healing work to assist and support breathers in their journey. The personalized facilitation includes the use of affirmations, movement, toning, bodywork and invocations to offer a fully supportive experience. This is an experiential and powerful session of transformation that reveals your inner self.

** No previous experience is required. **

Conscious Breathwork is a simple yet profound and transformative technique that clears energy within the physical, emotional and energetic bodies to reveal the inner pathways of Self. The numerous benefits include:

  • Accelerated spiritual growth through expanded awareness
  • Increased energy
  • Intuitive Spiritual Guidance
  • Detoxification, restoration, balance and oxygenation of the cells
  • Realization and integration of repressed emotion
  • Release of negativity, conscious/unconscious patterns
  • Rejuvenation of organs and cells

These are powerful experiential sessions of transformation that reveal many aspects of who you are that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to with your conscious mind!

** Please bring the following items:

  • Pillow
  • Yoga mat or thermarest
  • Blankets x 2
  • Water bottle (it is suggested to not drink a lot of liquids before the session)
  • Intention for your breath journey
  • Clothing for all temp’s – hot and cold
  • If you are asthmatic, please bring your inhaler

  • Trevor Yelich Corinne Cornish and Kylee Dawn

  • July 24th

    6:00 - 9:00 PM

A Weekend of Clarification

Jul 15 '16 - to - Jul 17 '16

A deeply rejuvenating weekend retreat within the heart of Calgary!

Join us for an engaging enquiry into your own Heart, Mind, and Self. We will be exploring and healing deeply on all levels – physically, mentally, and emotionally – while working with the power of your own breath, body, and honest, open communication.

Included in this retreat:

– Three deeply healing Conscious Breathwork Sessions
– Three refreshing Yoga classes
– Conscious communication practices (dyad enquiries and sharing circles)
– Curious conversations, philosophical discussions, and self-enquiry
– A sacred space in which to come back home to your Self

Possible benefits from this weekends practices:

• Deep relaxation of your body and mind
• Detoxification, restoration, and oxygenation of the cells
• Resolution of suppressed and repressed emotions
• Improved respiratory functioning
• Development of new resources to engage life more fully
• Deepening spiritual growth, insight, and expanded awareness

The Practices:

Conscious Breathwork is an opportunity to engage the incredibly clarifying power of your primary life force… breath. It is a simple tool that can bring forth profound transformation. We will relax and work deeply with breath and body to resolve old, restrictive breathing patterns and, potentially, any old physical, mental and/or emotional patterns that are associated with those breathing patterns.

Hatha Yoga is simultaneously an ancient and present catalyst for the unwinding of the bodymind. These soulful, embodied practices will point towards deep healing on all levels of the bodymind, provide access to presence through the wisdom of the body, and support the integration of teachings and insights that arise during our time together.

Communication Dyads: Dyad refers to the power of two – in this case, the clarifying power of two people honestly and openly communicating. Communication dyads are a structured, formal practice that facilitates rapid deepening of awareness, opening of mind, clarification of old beliefs, and resolution of stored emotions.

No previous experience required. Dive into yourSelf. Reality unfolds right here.

JULY 15-17, 2016
$250 + GST
Register at Yoga Passage:

Facilitated by: Alice Hong and Trevor Yelich

Trevor Yelich: Trevor’s life has been one of seeking, in pursuit of pleasure, power, control, approval, knowledge, connection, love, and truth to find himself here today… no longer seeking. After years of self-inquiry, contemplation, and exploration in yoga, meditation, ancient and eclectic body-mind practices, and shamanism, he cannot seriously claim to have any answers. Empty handed he stands amidst the obvious and the apparent echoes of the years and time spent in the journey, simply living. He is happy to be alive and grateful to be of service when called to it for those on the journey.

Alice Hong: Alice has been deeply inspired by the teachings of yoga since 2000 and for her, the beauty of the yoga practice lies in its capacity to reveal the intelligence of the body, the wisdom of the human heart and the indwelling nature of Spirit. She is known for weaving timeless wisdom into modern day practices and creates a space where each person can learn to listen deeply, love fully and live whole-heartedly.

  • Alice Hong & Trevor Yelich

  • Friday 6:30 to 10pm

    Saturday 9am to 6pm

    Sunday 9am to 6pm 

Kids Yoga Camp

Aug 15 '16 - to - Aug 19 '16
$165 + GST


The benefits of yoga are endless at every age.

Join Jenna Galloway, founder of Little Hippies, for a week-long kids yoga camp this summer.

We will be inspiring the healthy development of kiddos through yoga, meditation, journalling, music, nature and F U N.

In our yoga practice, we will not only focus on mindfulness towards ourselves, but we will also be trying tricky and challenging postures in a supported environment with our friends.

At this yoga camp you will: learn how to make a Biosphere, learn about crystals + the chakras, have the most fun making instruments for a group kirtan session,

make your own yoga strap, and find personal strength as you learn to master arm balances + inversions with the help of our lovely teachers.

This camp is made to help kids blossom or come out of their shell. But also to inspire creativity, community, and some childhood magic...

Parents can drop in to the 9:30am yoga class for adults at the studio, grab a coffee downtown, or do their own thing during the morning sessions.

Please pack your own healthy snack, a water bottle, and a yoga mat (we have lots of extras free of charge if you need!).

What our morning session looks like:

9am Arrival, settle in, games.

9:15am Yoga Class

10:15am Snack and Craft

11:15am Group Activity/ Mini Workshop

11:45am Reflection & Journal Space

12pm Home Time

  • Jenna Galloway

  • August 15-19

    9 am - 12 pm

Endless Summer After Hours | DJ'D Yoga

Aug 27 '16 - to - Aug 27 '16

A bit of moving & grooving to get your weekend done well. Join us for a 90 minute live Dj'd practice with our favorite Dj Doctor John on the last Saturday of every month! We think it's the best way to pre-game & bliss out for your Saturday night.

Registration closes Mon, Aug 22nd

Online Tickets: $20

At the door: $25

  • Ariffa Lalani

  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Nirvana in Nicaragua

Oct 08 '16 - to - Oct 14 '16
$1200-$1700 US

Expand the practice you're dedicated to by joining Kristin Jostad and Apryl Dawn in Nicaragua! Adventure into the wilds of your practice while surrounded by the jungle beach beauty of Playa Maderas. The days will leave time for personal refuge, reflection and exploration framed by two daily yoga practices. One strong vinyasa flow and a softer evening meditative class. Through the challenge and restoration of our asana practices, we'll dig into ourselves and let our practice illuminate how love, fear, passion and loss direct our lives.

Air fare not included

Cost covers accommodation, 3 beautiful daily meals, transportation to and from the airport, and 7 days of kick ass practice! Space is limited, reserve today!

  • Kristin Jostad & Apryl Dawn

  • October 8-14, 2016

Yin & Tonic

Oct 22 '16 - to - Oct 22 '16

Alan Mileham E-RYT 500 HR | Matthew Tuer & Andrew Samec RMT

In this two hour Yin Class, Trained Yin Yoga Teacher, Alan Mileham is your "Yin" and Yoga Passage's fantastic RMT'S, Matthew Tuer and Andrew Samec are your "Tonic". We will start off the class with a brief explanation of Yin Yoga, then a Meditation and Pranayama, before delving into Traditional Yin Postures. During the class our RMT'S will go around the room and give gentle massages. Due to the nature of Yin Yoga and how long the postures are held, anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes, the RMT'S will never push or force you deeper in a posture, but again offering gentle massages. Alan, Matthew & Andrew will guarantee your Yin & Tonic experience will be gently stirred and not shaken!

Due to the growing popularity of "Yin & Tonic" classes, Yoga Passage requires you to register for this Workshop/Class ahead of time and there is a maximum of 30 participants This allows Yoga Passage to have enough RMT'S in the room.

  • Alan Mileham E-RYT 500 HR

  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM