What’s next for HappyTree?
Tons more online yoga to support YOU
HappyTree’s physical location will remain closed until the government relaxes restrictions. In the meantime, catch exciting new online classes, trainings and some taster classes as Mel develops her own exciting program for 2020. She’s back from mat leave with a vision that will propel you through this pandemic with strength and generosity.
Teacher Trainings 2020-2021
Feb 19th – 21st, 2021
In this 20-hour prenatal yoga teacher training (15 contact 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!
Fall 2020 Series
Parents & Baby Yoga – Live Online!
With Jenny Bee – Tuesdays at 10:30am
Oct 20 – Nov 24, 2020
A perfect activity for mom (or dad) and baby! Tone up, relax, socialize and deepen your connection with baby. The first half of class is dedicated to stimulating baby through movement, massage, coordination and song.
Then, moms and dads will benefit from yoga exercises that will help strengthen the core, tone the entire body and rejuvenate the mind.
NEW! A 6-week series on Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:45 am
October 20th to November 24th, 2020
$120 + tax for the series.
This series takes place online via Zoom
With Manon Lacroix – Sundays at 5:45pm
Nov 8 – Dec 13, 2020
In this Restorative series, deep relaxation will be achieved through long held postures where the body is supported by accessories such as bolsters, blocks and blankets. Release muscular tension and melt away your stress. Enjoy some quiet time of introspection at the end of your week and start the new week clear and more focused.
A 6-week series on Sundays from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
November 8th – December 13th, 2020
$120 + tax for the series
This series takes place via ZOOM
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.
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13 years growing our community . . . with teacher trainings, retreats, yoga and mindfulness in two locations for everyone to feel accepted, rested and empowered.