Introducing our new online platform!
Happy New Year!
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new online platform:
You will now be able to take HappyTree yoga classes in the safety of your home from wherever you are in the world!
Connect with your favourite teachers and discover new ones. If you miss being part of the studio community, join the classes live to see the same friendly faces each week! If a series you want to take doesn’t fit your schedule, it’s not a problem. You can still register and join the classes on demand.
We hope you will enjoy the new online HappyTree Yoga experience!
Online Teacher Trainings 2021
Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita on Yogic Living in Challenging Times. Feb 1st – 21st, 2021
Join Prof. Bill Mahony and Barrie Risman for this 3-week course in contemplative inquiry specifically to address the challenges we’re facing right now from the perspective yogic living. Starting February 1, it’s a three-week exploration of some of the most timely and potent teachings to support us as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.
Feb 19th – 21st, 2021
In this 20-hour prenatal yoga teacher training (15 online hours and 5 hours of independent study), you will learn, laugh, sing, move, and become completely inspired by the beauty and magic of pregnancy. By the end of this training you will be confident to practice yoga during your own pregnancy, teach pregnant students, friends and loved ones how to modify their existing yoga practice, and lead your very own 6-week prenatal yoga series.
March 26-28, 2021
Our Western yoga culture of chaturangas, downward dogs and demanding flows excludes a growing segment of the population who would still like to get fit, flexible, calm and healthier through yoga – in a gentler way. These people may also be looking for ways to deal with the common illnesses of our time: cancer, heart disease, anxiety, depression and burnout. Gentle yoga responds to these needs. Learn the tools to help yourself and others through this adapted practice.
We live in a very Yang society: Fast paced, stimulating and goal-oriented. Even the yoga we practice tends to be very Yang in nature, filled with strong, flowing, repetitive movements that heat the body. Yin yoga honours our profound need for balance with its long-held, relaxed stretches that encourage the release of deep tension from the body while teaching us to trust our Self and go with the flow. As life speeds up, it’s no wonder this quiet, introspective practice is in such high demand.
A down-to-earth, experiential journey through the chakras with Barrie Risman
Your online practice bundle includes:
- Introductory video sessions
- 7 creative and expertly-sequenced asana practice videos – one for each chakra
- 21 inspirational readings with prompts for contemplative inquiry and facilitated self-reflection
- 2 audio-guided meditations
This evergreen course is available right now for only $79 + tax CAD!
Yin, Sound and Mantra – Postponed
With Geneviève Adams
Recharge your mind, body and spirit with this deeply rejuvenating immersive experience. While you rest in long-held, passive Yin stretches for the hips and spine, Geneviève will play her crystal bowls and chant mantras with her angelic voice to create good vibrations all around you and within each cell of your being.
A 6-week series on Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$145 + tax for the series
September 24th to October 29th, 2020
This series takes place at our new NDG location: 5440 Queen Mary Rd #103
Yoga Nidra – Postponed
With Susan Schneir
- A 6-week series on Sundays from 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
- October 18th to November 22nd, 2020
- $120 + tax for the series
- This series takes place at our new NDG location: 5440 Queen Mary Rd #103
Yoga Nidra is the ultimate in meditative relaxation. Studies have proven that it induces a deep relaxation of the body and mind, as well as reducing stress, anxiety and fear. It also helps with insomnia and improves focus, concentration and memory. One of its most illuminating ancillary effects is to help us enter a deep meditative state, go beyond our self-limiting beliefs and break free of unhealthy patterns.
From Mel’s video series
YOGA FOR JUSTICE. Join HappyTree teacher, Nancy Zagbayou, for an all-levels yoga practice to soothe aggrieved hearts. Come explore the notions of justice, peace, breath, and community in a safe space; give voice to the feelings in your heart. May there be peace in our hearts, love in your words, and justice in the world.
Check out more of Mel’s recent VIDEOS!
13 years growing our community . . . with teacher trainings, retreats, yoga and mindfulness in two locations for everyone to feel accepted, rested and empowered.