WORKSHOPS

Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program

You are capable of more than you know…

New session starting Spring/Summer 2017. Contact info@yogacentral.ca for more details.

Teaching yoga does not come easy. It must be cultivated, with love and curiosity.

The Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program honours your desire to teach, your questions and views. It will consider and challenge who you are as a yoga student and teacher, requiring thoughtful, honest and enthusiastic effort.

This is a real-time, hands-on program. You will teach, adjust, critique, absorb, share and unite. Most importantly, you will nurture the seeds planted during teacher training and compassionately witness them as they germinate and bloom.

The program is six consecutive weeks. To maximize engagement and learning, only five teachers are accepted per session.

• Discuss aspirations, identify obstacles and create a plan to gain confidence and competence

• Teach yoga and perform adjustments, followed by peer and mentor feedback

• Review and feedback of a yoga teaching plan

• TMP Manual

Prerequisites: Accredited 200 RYS yoga teacher (or equivalent)

Investment: $500 Early Bird before May 15th, 2017.  $550.00 after May 15th.

Cancelation Fee of 50% will apply if we are unable to fill the reserved spot.

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours: Workshop qualifies for up to 30 contact and 3 non-contact hours.

Yoga Central Teacher Mentor: Chantelle McNichol is beginning her tenth year of teaching. Much has evolved but what remains consistent is this: yoga is about infinite learning, and presents endless opportunity for grace and boundless joy.

Dates:

Friday, June 9, 16, 23
Sunday, June 11, 18, 25
Break week
Friday, July 7, 14
Sunday, July 9, 16

Times are: Friday 6pm-9pm, Sunday 8:45am-11:45am.


Yin and Massage

Join Nikki Henriksen and Ricky Brennan along with Registered Massage Therapists in two hours of Bliss. This special yin class will be sequenced to be massage friendly by the therapists. No experience in yoga is needed, this class is beginner friendly. There will be soft music, scented candles, and oil used during class to create an atmosphere to promote self healing. Enjoy this gift to yourself and let this team float around the room providing massage during your yin yoga practice.

There are only 24 spots available. Massage therapists are hired based on how many students are enrolled.  For this reason there will be no refunds or cancelations 7 days prior to the workshop.

Date: Friday April 14th, 2017.

Time: 2pm-4pm

Cost: $50.00


Labour and Birth Preparation

Experience an interactive workshop that combines yoga and pain-coping practices to prepare you and your birth partner for labour. Join Vera Resera (Certified Yoga Instructor) in learning a variety of poses and massage techniques that help: Ease pregnancy discomfort, increase flexibility and range of motion 

Connect the body, mind, and spirit between Mama, Baby & Partner Follow Kayla Becvar (Birth Doula) as she guides you through: Labour etiquette and what to expect. Encouraging baby into the best position for birth. Hands-on pain coping, breathing, and awareness practices.

**Please bring a yoga mat, water, and either a non-stretch extra wide scarf, a woven non- stretch baby wearing wrap, or even a flat bed sheet.

Date: Sunday April 2nd,2017

Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Cost: $60.00/couple. Only one person needs to sign up to reserve the spot for two.


Learn to Meditate and Mindfulness Workshop for Parents and Kids

Susan Agrios, Founder and President of Agrios Mindfitness developed a TIME OUT Mindfulness kit for parents, kids and teachers. The kit includes mindfulness techniques and exercises (3-11 minutes) for relaxation, stress reduction, memory, concentration, focus, self-regulation and depression. It’s simple and easy to do. All you need is you! With over 2 decades of experience teaching in schools Susan has a solid understanding of what it’s like to teach kids and teens. What makes her unique is she is also a fitness trainer, multi-sport gold medallist and world master games record holder in weightlifting, cycling and badminton as well as Level 2 International Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher with advanced training in Yoga Nidra (guided meditation). This combination enables her to skillfully work with both your body and mind. “During this workshop I will teach you a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques that both you and your children can use. I will show you how to integrate these techniques to create a calmer more relaxing life. In particular, I’m super excited to share a meditation I was taught by a Yoga Master while studying in India which is backed by research showing more blood flow to the frontal lobe…the area responsible for focus, concentration and memory. Today we will also begin Day 1 of the 40 Day Mindfulness Challenge so you too can join our Mindfulness Movement of over 7500 adults and kids. Hope you can join us”. To register for the Learn to Meditate & Mindfulness Workshop for Parents & Kids you can sign up online, in person or call Yoga Central at 780 439 0014. To purchase a Mindfulness Kit Download email sagrios@trainingbyagrios.com

Date: Saturday May 6th, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Cost: $50.00

 

Yoga Tune Up® Exploration Weekend!

 

Friday May 26th, 2017    6pm-8pm

Creating Your Body Map: A Full Body self-massage workshop

We’ll start our weekend journey by creating a road map for the body. Using the YTU therapy balls to discover and uncover body blind spots, these can be caverns of tensions in your joints and crevasses of tightness in your tissues, starting from the feet and traveling to the head. This full-body rolling session includes gentle stretches and breathing techniques which will allow you to experience a state of deep, conscious relaxation. You will leave feeling refreshed in body, mind and spirit.

 

Sunday May 28th, 2017    12noon-2pm

South of the Border: A Lower Body YTU workshop

Now that you have your map from Friday night, we will be diving into the deep waters of the lower body. Starting from the South Pole and using the landmarks on your map, this session will focus on creating healthy movement in your feet, knees, and hips that will sustain your practice and life’s pit stops off of the mat. Chronically tight, weak and unstable hips can lead to overuse or compensation injuries as well as pain. This can radiate to your knees and feet. In this workshop you will move through playful and challenging techniques that will create new strength, stability and spaciousness in the hip joint and throughout the legs and feet. You will walk away with new knowledge to increase your range of movement and align yourself with consistent precision in many classic postures.

Sunday May 28th, 2017   2pm-4:30pm

The Northern Terrain: An Upper Body YTU workshop

Continue your road trip as we ‘roll’ towards the North Pole. In this final segment of our exploration, we will discover the vast landscape of the core, shoulders and neck. Like the solidity of the Rockies, our upper body can get stiff and immobile. This workshop is entirely dedicated to unburdening your upper extremities, neck and spine and we will focus on the anatomy and movement patterns of the shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands. You will spend an afternoon exploring the upper body and learning the kinetic relationships of the shoulders to the core.

You will receive 1 set of tune up balls.  If you sign up for 2 or more sessions, please bring your balls to each session.

No yoga experience is necessary to enjoy these workshops. Each will build on each other but feel free to sign up for singles too – you will benefit either way!

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