“Learn how to do poses correctly and go at a beginner’s pace. This class is the best way to get into yoga in a safe and non-intimidating environment. Create a foundation so you can attend classes or practice at home with a strong foundation.”
This is my kind of class.
Thanks to Megan Walsh Lohmann for letting me know about the upcoming Prenatal Yoga series at Essential Yoga Studio with Francesca Ter Poorten. I’m not that into yoga (never done it before) but after reading the description I don’t think I would mind a little muscle prep.
Looks like it’s a six week series on Thursdays at 5:30pm starting July 7th and ends August 11th.
From Essential’s website I found this little description:
This class is a great way to prepare for childbirth and connect with your baby. Strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles to prepare for childbirth and promote faster recovery from childbirth. Help relieve issues related to circulation, aid in digestion, strengthen the lower back and relieve any discomfort in that area and achieve greater acceptance of blife and body changes during this time.The benefits of prenatal yoga include relief from as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. Whether you are new to yoga or already an experienced practitioner, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga while pregnant. Yoga classes are a great way to prepare yourself for the birthing process as well as enjoy the company of other pregnant women.
Let Ayurvedic Chef Sachin Sudra take you on a journey of tastes and smells during our Ayurvedic Workshop. Spend the afternoon analysing your dosha, then join Sachin for a cooking class and Ayurvedic dinner.
Ayurvedic Cooking Class & Dinner on April 30th
A dosha is one of three bodily constitutions according to Ayurvedic medicine.
The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily types or doshas. They are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Your constitution influences what style of yoga is good for you, what foods you should eat, what spices you should use, your sleeping patterns, how you relate to others, etc.
This workshop will cover how to determine your dosha, what behavior patterns are associated with each dosha, and how to balance yourself out. Sachin will join us for a cooking workshop, to determine how you should use spices in cooking, and finally a completely Ayurvedic dinner.
There are limited spots available for this workshop as it is tied in with our teacher training. The date is April 30th from 3pm-after dinner. The cost is $69. You can save on HST by booking before April 20th. Contact Essential Yoga Studio to register.
3-4:30 at Essential Yoga Studio, 7th ave
5:00-after dinner at 5738 Robinson Rd (francesca’s house)
DATE: February 25-27th, 2011
AIM: This workshop will help you to create a stronger yoga practice physically and off the mat as well. Feed your intellect and strengthen the body in a place that is dedicated to your personal evolution.
TEACHERS: Senior Teacher Francesca ter Poorten and Guest Teachers Shivani Howe and Susette O’Byrne
7-9:30pm Greeting, Asana Practice…How to Connect your Asana Practice with creating joy in your life. Francesca ter Poorten
7am-9am AsanaPractice/Meditation on Joy and the Health of the Body. Francesca ter Poorten
10am-1pm Restorative Practice and Letting go with Suzette O’Byrne
2pm-3:30pm Guided Silent Hike
5pm-7pm Living Yoga, take the power of yoga off your mat. Shivani Howe/ Meditation Francesca ter Poorten
8pm-9:30pm Asana practice, Discussion/ Meditation on Attachment & Delusions Francesca ter Poorten
7am-8am Asana practice
9am-11am Mantra: The Path to Healing, Light & Peace
LOCATION: King Fir Lodge
MORE: You can sign up for segments of the workshop if the whole weekend is not possible. Please see our website for more information.
Cost: $295 or $245 if you book before January 31st
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From Essential Yoga: Join Heather Stephens this weekend as she begins her 7-week series Journy Through the Chakras. This Saturday, January 8th, Heather begins with Muladhara Chakra, the first one. Exploring issues around feeling grounded, money and relationships, the first chakra is probably the most important to balance in order to set the stage for the rest.
#1 – Muladhara Chakra – January 8th, 2 – 4 pm
At King Fir Lodge – $29
Sign up before Thursday and save on HST.
Attend all 7 workshops and pay only $165.
Sessions will be occurring every other weekend.