Workshops & Special Series

Fall Equinox Restorative Yoga Workshop with Nicole Blackwood

Sunday, September 22

9:30am – 11:30am

September 23rd marks the official commencement of Fall. The day and night are approximately equal in length—a nod from our environment suggesting a moment of balance. As we descend into more darkness in our days, it underscores the need to take good care of our inner world. It’s a time to expand our inner awareness and return to ourselves. 

Our needs shift with the seasons, and as we turn our attention away from socializing and recreation, we shift back to more structured routines in line with the back-to-school vibes. Extending this discipline into our self-care routine can help us transition from the more outward focus of summer to an introspective fall with more ease and awareness. 

Restorative yoga is a soothing practice designed to reduce stress, tension and fatigue through resting the body and mind and allowing your nervous system to settle and rebalance. Through longer-held supported yoga poses, breathwork and meditation, we will align with the balancing energy of this moment in time and focus our intentions on harvesting our abundance.
 

Investment: $35 (HST included)

Payment Options: Online with credit card or email transfer to hello@nicoleblackwood.com

Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health and Vitality with Darla O’Reilly

Saturday, September 28

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Pelvic pain and/or weakness, urinary incontinence, painful sexual intercourse or even irritable bowel syndrome can result from pelvic floor weakness or tightness or even both! 
 
Your pelvic floor plays an important role in bladder, bowel, reproduction and sexual function, and also in hip function, breathing, standing balance and more. Just as a clenched fist cannot grasp, a tight pelvic floor is unable to support the proper positioning and optimal function of the pelvic organs, bones and vertebrae. A loose pelvic floor can overwork back and abdominal muscles. The pelvic floor muscles work in harmony with your back and abdominal muscles and when one group isn’t working well, another group has to pick up the slack.
This class is designed to help you cultivate self-awareness and sensitivity towards your Pelvic Floor and help give you experiential insight to help you understand what is happening. This practice will give you the tools to help work with your pelvic floor muscles to help to restore health and vitality to this power centre that is so often neglected. You will determine which type of poses work for you to either strengthen or stretch your pelvic floor muscles; it is true both a hypertonic (tight) or hypotonic (loose) pelvic floor can be remedied through this non-invasive practice!
 
Darla is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the pelvic floor and is super-excited to offer this valuable practice with you. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, tightness, weakness, or just want to maintain a healthy pelvic floor, join us for this life-changing 3-hr workshop.
This gentle workshop is available to all levels. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Investment: $45 (HST included)

Payment Options: Online with credit card or email transfer to hello@nicoleblackwood.com

Personalize Your Practice Workshop Series with Maria Hillier

2-Hour Workshops

Sundays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop series is intended to enhance the benefits of both your studio and at-home yoga practice by personalizing your knowledge of hip, shoulder, and spine anatomy and yoga poses for building strength and stability, increasing flexibility, and accessing joint mobility. Each workshop will have a different focus (hips, shoulder, and spine) and they can be taken together or individually. 

Students will leave with a greater understanding of anatomy and variations, effective and safe yoga poses, and the knowledge and tools needed to tailor their yoga practice to their own body’s needs. These workshops will be an integrative practice including elements from Hatha yoga, Yin Yoga, and fascial movement.

To register for all of the workshops and save $5, click the button below. You will receive a coupon code to come back and register for the individual workshops below. To purchase one workshop, simply click ‘Register’ button under the appropriate workshop.

3 Workshops Investment: $85 (HST incl.)

Hips - Oct 6

Investment: $30 (HST incl.)

Shoulders - Nov 3

Investment: $30 (HST incl.)

Spine - Nov 24

Investment: $30 (HST incl.)

Parent & Tot Yoga with Jules Bailey

6-Week Series

Wednesday, 11:00am – 11:45am

Oct 2 – Nov 6

A fun class for you and your tot to explore the basics of yoga together. Discover the power of your breath, experiment with mindful movement, and bond with your toddler in this dynamic, free flowing class geared to provide you with the ever needed balance between choas and calm in the life of a toddler. Suitable for young children from sturdy walkers to kindergarten.

Investment: $90 (HST included)

Beginner Yoga Basics with Maria Hillier

Sunday, October 6

10:00 am  – 12:00 pm

Have you been curious about yoga and wanting to try but were scared or nervous to enter a group class? Do you think you need to be able to touch your toes, or be a certain size in order to try yoga? Or do you have limited mobility or a physical condition that you think limits your ability to attend a yoga class? Then this workshop is for YOU!  

We will be talking the basics of yoga including: 

  • What to wear and bring to class
  • Typical class flow
  • Props – what are they and how to use them to support you in your practice
  • Breath techniques (pranayama)
  • Discussion and practice of foundational asana (poses) with variations for your unique body
  • How to choose the right class for you

This class is limited to 10 people for maximum individual attention. Leave feeling confident to step onto your mat in any of our classes

Payment includes a free regular group yoga class during the Fall Session.  

Investment: $35 (HST included)

Principles of Alignment Based Yoga with Meaghan Burridge

Sunday, October 20

9:30am – 12:30pm

In this workshop learn five essential principles of alignment that can be systematically applied to any pose, in any style of hatha yoga practice. This workshop will consist of an active, all-levels yoga practice in which the five principles are taught and applied. There will be time for discussion, question and answer, and refinement of understanding. Suitable for new or continuing alignment-based students. 
 
Investment: $45 (HST included)

Payment Options: Online with credit card or email transfer to hello@nicoleblackwood.com

Yoga Fundamentals for Beginners with Maria Hillier

4-Week Course

Saturday, 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Nov 2, 9, 23, and 30 (skips Nov 16)

This 4-week course is designed for absolute beginners with no previous (or very limited) experience with yoga. You will explore foundational hatha yoga postures and breathing techniques with Maria with a different focus each week. Yoga props such as blocks, bolsters, straps, and blankets will be introduced to assist in certain postures. Maria will introduce Yin Yoga which uses longer holds designed to enhance joint, bone and connective tissue health. Explore the fundamentals of yoga in a class​​​ that encourages​​ open dialogue and allows for individualized instruction.

Investment: $84 (HST included)

Payment Options: Online with credit card or email transfer to hello@nicoleblackwood.com

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