Your Downtown Montreal Yoga Studio

 

“HappyTree Yoga is located directly across from Atwater metro & Alexis Nihon Plaza in downtown Montreal. Our yoga studio provides over 30 exceptional drop-in classes 7 days a week, on-going workshops and events led by experienced and approachable teachers. We have a variety of yoga styles including Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Gentle Yoga. We offer yoga teacher training programs, meditation series, prenatal yoga and yoga for kids, amongst other workshops and series. We also have a massage studio with holistic treatments such as Ayurveda, Reiki, Reflexology and traditional massage services. Whether you’re just starting, or continuing a committed practice, you’ll feel right at home.
Don't miss out on this great workshop!Join us this fall for our 8 week Meditation and Yoga Nidra series to explore new methods of relaxation and mindfulnessReserve your space now for our 2016 Gentle Yoga Teacher Training with Melanie Richardstake it to the mat: Yoga & Wellness Revolution, Register TODAY & Reserve Your Mat Space!Registrations Opening Soon! Join Melanie at Expo Yoga Montréal 2017Thank you to everyone who came and supported Melanie at Wanderlust, Tremblant 2016!Check out our NEW Fall Gentle, Yin & Postnatal/Mom & Baby Teacher Trainings!Registrations are now open for the 2017 200-Hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training!NEW Fall Schedule starts September 1st!Check out our NEW programs offered in 2016!SPECIAL: 3-month unlimited for new members

Advanced Postures

One step, two step, three step, four-
shift your weight forward,
take your feet off the floor!

Come explore with us, taking chances, facing fears, breaking some of the toughest postures down to accessible steps and even learning some new ones.

In this workshop:
– tips on how to modify and building blocks to practice;
– preparatory steps to take; essential to safely advance one’s asana technique;
– explore the use of equipment, partner and wall work to take those steps; and
– exercises and steps for proprioception – grasping how to use one’s own body in relation to strength of effort required for movement and stability (teaching your body how to be it’s own teacher!)

All levels welcome!

 


Mediation Series with Bhaskar Goswami

Meditation Series

Tuesdays, 7:45pm-8:45pm, October 4th – November 22nd
$145 + tax for the series, $20 + tax for single drop-in

In this 8-week series you will learn how to:

– Cultivate a calm, attentive mind capable of maintaining sustained voluntary concentration.
– Experience and understand the impermanence of turbulent thoughts and emotions.
– Develop a balanced, peaceful mind that is open to genuine compassion.
– Generate greater vitality, decisiveness and clarity of thought.
– Nurture a mental state that is conducive to inspiration, joy and creativity.
– Significantly reduce symptoms of pain and enhance ability to cope with chronic pain and discomfort.
– Dramatically decrease anxiety, depression, hostility and the tendency to somatise.

This universal technique has no prerequisites and requires no external implements or beliefs. It is based purely on the observation of breath and physical sensations and is designed to develop the twin attributes of awareness and equanimity.


Yoga Nidra with Susan Schneir

Yoga Nidra

$120 + tax for the series, $20 + tax for single drop-in

This eight-week series will introduce and welcome you into the practice of iRest® Yoga Nidra.

iRest Yoga Nidra is based on ancient teachings of meditation and has developed into an evidence-based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being.

Research has found that engaging in deep relaxation while meditating leads to a significant decrease in depression, anxiety, stress, chronic and acute pain, PTSD, and insomnia. Yoga Nidra provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency and improve your interpersonal relationships. Yoga Nidra also nourishes and enhances noble qualities of Yoga such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience and loving-kindness toward yourself and others.

 


Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

Gentle Teacher Training with Melanie Richards

October 14th-16th, 2016

Gentle Yoga TT

Early Bird: $295 + taxes until October 7th, 2016
Regular Price: $340 + taxes

Our Western yoga culture of chaturangas and downward dogs excludes a large segment of the population who would still like to get fit, flexible, calm and healthy in a gentler way.

These people are also looking for ways to deal with the symptoms of our time: cancer, heart disease, anxiety, depression and burnout. We are over-stimulated yet sedentary, over-fed yet under-nourished, connected like never before through social media yet isolated from a true sense of belonging.

Gentle yoga responds to these needs. Learn the tools to help others discover the benefits of this healing practice. Become a Gentle Yoga Teacher.

You will learn:

– How to modify a yoga class to suit any body
– Relaxation techniques to calm anxiety
– How to create and guide effective healing imagery
– Mood-boosting sequences
– Strengthening sequences that are easy on wrists, shoulders and knees
– Stretching sequences that address limited mobility in the hips and spine
– How to create an atmosphere in any environment that promotes healing and relaxation

Who will benefit from this training:Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

– Certified Yoga Teachers
– Health Care Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and Psychologists)
– Anyone coping with or supporting someone who has cancer, heart disease, limited mobility, depression, anxiety or burnout

Gentle Yoga Teacher Training takes place over the course of one weekend. Typical weekend hours are –
Friday 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm-7:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm


 

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Finally a yoga and mindfulness event for Montréal!  Expo Yoga will be held on February 11th & 12th, 2017, at the Palais des congrès de Montreal.  Expo Yoga is open to all, from those experiencing the practice for the first time to advanced yoga practitioners.  Over this two day event 60 classes, workshops and lectures will be offered and over 150 exhibitors will be present with great advice on everything from healthy foods, fashion and beauty, health care, to yoga studios, retreats and equipment.  At the heart of Expo Yoga will be our continuous yoga classes in the Yoga Zone, as well as five other discovery zones to explore: Zen Lounge, Food Lounge, Suspended Yoga Zone, Creative Zone, La Presse + Photobooth.

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