HappyTree is in full bloom!

Dear HappyTree Community,

Hello from sunny Marrakech!! I have just had the incredible privilege of hosting HappyTree’s first ever overseas yoga and wellbeing retreat, with Bhaksar Goswami and Lisa Lajoie. My most heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us – it was amazing to spend a week with you all, soaking in the magic of Morocco. The week was such a transformational experience that we will be repeating it next year and announcing dates for 2018 soon!

As we spring into spring, the April Challenge is a great way to shake off any remaining winter heaviness and start the new season with presence and vitality. I love the energy at HappyTree during our challenge and I can’t wait to get back and see how everyone is doing! Tara Porter and her Bhavan 2 crew are back for Kirtan this Saturday, April 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Celebrate and be uplifted through music and chant! RSVP on Facebook.

Our family yoga program continues to grow, in no small part due to the passion and hard work of our very own Jenny Berthiaume, who is offering our first Fertility Yoga series this spring. Our family yoga program continues with Prenatal YogaMom (or Dad) and Baby Yoga and  Yoga Birthing workshops. We have also expanded our teacher training offerings in partnership with Amanda DeGrace of Little Lotus Yoga. This May we are offering Kids Yoga teacher training the weekend of May 5th – 7th and Prenatal Yoga teacher training module 2 on May 26th – 28th, 2017.

Our great line up of series, workshops and special events continues this spring. Following the success of her first Master Class at HappyTree, Barrie Risman is offering a 6-week Evolving Your Yoga series, starting April 14th, 2017. Our Master Class Series, which started in January with Dawn Mauricio’s meditative exploration of intention and presence, continues with more leaders of the Montreal yoga community. Join us for the fourth and last Master Class of 2017 on May 21st discover the famous Dr. Bali Method with Dr. Madan Bali himself. All our Master Classes are open to all levels.

On April 21st we are thrilled to welcome back Bram for his Shedding Fear, Insecurity & Anxiety with Yoga, Meditation & Spirituality workshop. Also this April, my four-day intensive Yin Yoga Teacher Training is already sold out! If you’re interested in taking it, you can add yourself to our waiting list by calling 514-846-9642, or register for my next Yin Yoga Teacher Training taking place on the 10th-12th and the 24th-26th of November. Registration is already open so reserve your spot now!

I’ll also be joining Lyne St Roch for her Bleue Lavanderetreat on July 8th and 9th, 2017. I will be giving a 90-minute yin yoga class during this retreat which also features meditation, qi gong and vinyasa yoga. Lyne is one of the pioneers of yoga within Montreal’s francophone community and we are also excited to welcome her to HappyTree for a two-hour workshop on the evening of October 11th, 2017. More details on Lyne’s workshop will be coming soon.

I look forward to sharing our new schedule, plenty of good vibes and our love of yoga with you.

Love and hugs,

Melanie Richards

Founder/Director HappyTree Yoga Studio
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