Special Series and Workshops

Les Prana Vayu with Lyne St-Roch*

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
7:30 -9:30 pm
$40 + tax in advance or $50 + tax at the door

Le Prana est la force qui fait bouger le corps et alimente la pensée. C’est l’intelligence qui coordonne nos sens et conduit à la perception de notre nature véritable. La tradition yogique décrit cinq fonctions du Prana comme étant les Vayu ou «vents», en référence aux souffles. Ceux-ci gouvernent différentes parties du corps et agissent sur les activités physiques et subtiles de l’organisme. Lyne vous propose une approche simple et accessible, par les postures et la respiration, pour découvrir les bienfaits de leur fonctionnement harmonieux.

 
About Lyne St-Roch: 
Pionnière du yoga francophone à Montréal, fondatrice en 2001 des Studios Lyne St-Roch, diplômée en sciences de l’activité physique de l’Université de Sherbrooke, massothérapeute et professeur réputée, Lyne St-Roch possède une vaste expérience dans le domaine du yoga et du mieux-être. Au fil des ans, elle a donné de nombreuses formations, ateliers et conférences. Plusieurs professeurs de yoga actuels, tant à Montréal qu’ailleurs au Québec ont étudié auprès d’elle. Parmi ses nombreuses interventions médiatiques, Lyne collabore régulièrement à LaPresse+. Toujours à l’écoute des besoins de chaque personne, son enseignement a influencé la vie de milliers de femmes et d’hommes.

*This workshop will be given in French


Meditate with Mel

A 4-week series

Thursdays, 7:45 – 9:00 pm,
September 28th – October 19th, 2017
$90 + tax for the series

 

 
Meditation quiets the mind by directing our awareness on one point. As we learn to deepen our meditation, we come to experience an inner-peace, joy and contentment independent from our external ups and downs. In this 4-week series, Melanie will introduce you to meditation and mindfulness in the traditional Buddhist style, giving you the skills to incorporate this practice into your daily life.


Principles of Optimum Health

with Bhaskar Goswami

A 5-week series 

Tuesdays, 7:45 – 9:00 pm,
October 17th – November 14th, 2017
$108 + tax for the series

 

This fall, join Yoga Master Bhaskar Goswami as he shares his wisdom of the Sivananda principles of optimal health. Each week Bhaskar will expand on one of the Sivananda philosophies as summarized in 5 principles: Proper exercise (Asanas), Proper breathing (Pranayama), Proper relaxation (Savasana), Proper diet (Vegetarian), and Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta/Dhyana). This series is open to anyone looking to take their yoga beyond the mat.

 
Bhaskar Goswami:

From Assam, India, Bhaskar was born into the yogic tradition. He comes from the lineage of Vasishtha, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of this ancient practice. He has been trained at the Transcendental Meditation school of Assam in India, by Yogacharya Nandakumar in Kuwait and by Siromani Sriram and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in Canada. His 10-year international engineering career provides him with a strong understanding of work-life balance. In 2007 he founded the multiple award winning BODHI (bodhiprinciple.com), a company dedicated to offering genuine wellbeing to people in workplaces and schools. In 2014 he co-founded the non-profit organization daana (globaldaana.org) promoting wellness for all. He is an acclaimed speaker, a certified Naturopath and a father of three beautiful children. The foundation of his teaching is breath awareness.


take it to the mat
Montreal, November 5th, 2017,
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 


This fall support Lymphoma Canada at take it to the mat, The Great Yoga & Meditation Revolution. Take it to the mat is the only pledge-driven fundraising event of its kind in Canada. This event incorporates the benefits of yoga, meditation and living a happier and healthy lifestyle. Participants are given the opportunity to enrich their own mind-body connection while supporting those affected by lymphoma. A wonderful community of people gather together to enhance their well-being at this inspiring and meaningful event.

 
On November 5, join Nikki Balch, co-host of The Beat 92.5 Vinny and Nikki morning show, the MC for this all-inclusive day, and get treated to a healthy breakfast from Second Cup and lunch from Copper Branch, a keynote address from Lisa Brookman and Elizabeth Wiener from Wise Women Canada, and either a 108-minute yoga class or meditation workshop from some of Montreal’s finest instructors designed to challenge practitioners of all levels.


Advanced Postures with Barrie Risman

October 28th, 2017
2:00 – 5:00 pm
$50 + tax in advance or $60 + tax at the door

Join us for a playful and empowering exploration of arm balances and inversions. This 3-hour workshop is ideal for experienced yoga students and teachers. You’ll learn:

– keys to creating healthy alignment and action in the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders
– how to build and recruit core stability to deepen your practice of arm balances and inversions.
– tips for progressive sequencing to skillfully work toward more complex and challenging poses
– how to modify, explore and refine your practice through variations, partner work and props

 
About Barrie:

Passionate yoga educator and seasoned seeker on the path, Barrie has been immersed in the teachings and practices of yoga for more than two decades. Her teaching weaves together technical precision with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy.

Barrie has lead retreats, teacher trainings and workshops throughout Canada and internationally since 2004. Barrie has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since 1993 and was a certified Anusara Yoga teacher and teacher-trainer from 2003 – 2012, as well as member of the Anusara Yoga Teacher Certification Committee.

She is the creator of The Skilful Yogi, a unique online professional development program for yoga teachers and author of the Skilful Yogi blog. Most recently, she serves as co-director of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to empower underserved populations to share the practices of yoga. Barrie is currently at work on a book about evolving and deepening yoga practice for students and teachers of all styles of yoga. www.barrierisman.com


Yoga for Spinal Care, Musculo-Skeletal Pain
and Disorders (World Spine Care Yoga Project)
Teacher Training with Barrie Risman


February 23rd-25th, 2018

Learn to teach yoga to people with limited mobility and a wide range of muscle-skeletal conditions and pain. The World Spine Care Yoga Project Yoga Project protocol combines adapted and prop-assisted postures, breath-work and mindfulness to make the wide-ranging mental and physical benefits of yoga accessible to often under served populations.
 
All proceeds from this training will go toward funding the work of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to bring the benefits of yoga to under served communities.

Dates and Times

Friday, February 23rd – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 24th – 1:30-7:30 pm
Sunday, February 25th – 9 am – 4:00 pm
A total of 14 hours of training time.

Cost and Registration*

Early Bird – $275.00 per person until January 23rd, 2018
Regular Price – $325.00 per person

 

Course Outline

Friday Evening – Introduction
Barrie Risman and Dr. Geoff Outerbridge, WSC Clinical Director will provide an introduction to the approach used by the World Spine Care Yoga Project protocol for adapting yoga postures for people with limited mobility.

$30.00 per person for the Friday evening lecture only.

Saturday and Sunday – Training

In this training, you’ll learn how to teach yoga to people with limited mobility and a wide range of muscle-skeletal conditions, disorders and pain. The World Spine Care Yoga Project Yoga Project protocol combines adapted and prop-assisted postures, breath-work and mindfulness to make the wide-ranging mental and physical benefits of yoga accessible to often under served populations. This training is ideal for yoga teachers, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, physical therapists, doctors and medical students and all wellness professionals who wish to incorporate yoga into their therapeutic practices.

A comprehensive training manual with posture syllabus, key alignments and prop modifications for all postures, class sequences, guided breath-work and mindfulness exercises is included.

All proceeds from this training will go toward funding the work of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to bring the benefits of yoga to under served communities.
 

About the World Spine Care Yoga Project

World Spine Care is “a global charity on a mission to improve lives in under-served communities. We aim to create a world in which everyone has access to the highest quality spine care possible”. The Yoga Project is the one of the active and preventative care initiatives supporting WSC’s mission to provide integrated evidence based spine care. The Yoga Project also builds capacity by teaching local clinic patients to teach their communities adapted postures, mindfulness and breathing techniques for pain management and increased mobility.
 
The Yoga Project launched in Botswana in 2016 and is going strong today. The proceeds from this training will go to supporting the community teachers in Botswana giving them more opportunity to learn and serve their communities as well as training new teachers.
 

About Barrie Risman – Yoga Teacher & Trainer, Co-Director, World Spine Care Yoga Project

Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher–trainers and mentors. She is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the awakened teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life. Her events weave together the technical precision of alignment-based practice with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy distilled from decades of intensive study and practice.

Barrie was the co-founder of Shri Yoga, Montreal’s seminal place for the practice of Alignment-based, Heart-centered Hatha Yoga from 2011-2016. From 2003-2012, she was a Senior Anusara Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since 1993. Most recently, she is the creator of The Skillful Yogi, an online mentoring program for yoga teachers. She is currently at work on her first book: Evolving Your Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Deepening, Integrating and Expanding the Benefits of Practice.

Click here to learn more about the project

*Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, be a current medical professional or medical student. For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

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