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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Seven Seeds Yoga Nidra
30 Hour Immersion & Training

Date:  Feb 15, 16 & 17 2019
Time: Friday      Feb 15 1:30 – 9:30p,
Saturday Feb 16 1 – 9:00p
Sunday    Feb 17 1 – 6:30p
Investment: Early Bird  $975 plus HST after Jan 15, 2019.
Limited Space, Pre-registration Required @ the studio or ONLINE

What is Yoga Nidra:

The ancient practice of Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation – a unique combination of deep rest & relaxation within a state of alert awareness. Yoga Nidra rejuvenates and renews both the physical body and the mind. It is a quiet practice that heals and transforms.

Yoga Nidra means the “sleep of the yogis”. It is a state of relaxed consciousness, which is the result of a guided sequential journey inward to stillness. Yoga Nidra gives the practicioner an opportunity to release long held perceptions, patterns and beliefs that are relied on to make sense of our modern world.

We are all conditioned in the way we experience our reality by memories of the past. Within the deep state of Yoga Nidra, one can release and heal subconscious issues related to health, work, stress and relationships resulting in a more conscious and powerful existence.

In this intensive you will learn:

  • The history and development of Yoga Nidra
  • Intentions, and how they shape the practice
  • The neuroscience of Yoga Nidra 
  • The stages of Yoga Nidra
  • Understanding the Kosha’a (5 subtle bodies)
  • Creating Sankalpa (heart felt intention) 
  • Yoga Nidra as a meditative practice
  • The role of deep restorative rest on regulating the nervous system
  • Growing your own practice
  • Developing scripts and finding your voice
  • Working with specific groups

At the end of this course you will have the skills needed to teach groups and individuals (including children) and the confidence to offer others the gift of Yoga Nidra.

This course is appropriate for yoga teachers, health professionals, dedicated yoga practitioners, parents & partners. CEU’s have been approved by the Yoga Alliance and Ontario Nurses Association. If you are a professional requiring CEU’s for your college please inquire and I will make contact to try to arrange this if possible. 

Sheila Cullen

Sheila Cullen is a Yoga Nidra instructor and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work explores the power of quiet in movement, yoga and meditation. She offers classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training in Toronto and around the world.

Sheila’s work integrates Eastern and Western approaches to healing, bridging ancient mysticism and modern neuroscience for healing and wellness. She has a background in both science and the arts, and also works as a respiratory therapist at a large urban trauma centre.

Sheila has been practicing, studying and teaching Yoga Nidra for over a 15 years, and has been living and practicing yoga for over 25 years. She holds a degree in Applied Science and Fine Arts and has studied Hatha, Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra extensively. Her teachers include Nischala Joy Devi (Yoga of the Heart: Cardiac and Cancer Care Yoga Nidra), Rod Stryker and Jennifer Reis.

From the depth of her own personal practice and study, Sheila creates a compassionate
atmosphere that nourishes a sense of Belonging and Connection within the bodies, minds, hearts
and spirits of her students.


Rishikesh India Yoga Retreat – Feb 2nd to 11th, 2018

DATE: Friday Feb 2nd to Sunday Feb 11th, 2018

INVESTMENT: $985 before Dec 15, 2017, $1,185 after.  All prices listed are in Canadian dollars, tax included.  Please contact directly for details.

A $300 deposit is required to hold your spot.  The rest is due Dec 15th, 2017. The deposit is non-refundable.  However, should you cancel your reservation 45 days or more before the start of the retreat, you may apply your deposit toward yoga classes at Tempo Yoga.

Medical insurance and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended.

9 nights in Rishikesh India, 3 meals/ day and 5-6 excursions. Daily yoga/meditation classes. Daily delicious, locally sourced vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).  High speed Internet.

A lovely guest house at Rishikesh surrounded by mountains.  There are six double rooms with either a double sized bed or 2 single beds.  Full access to the kitchen and yoga hall.

Airfare, all transportation within India (except included excursions).  Snacks, drinks and soda. Optional excursions.  Car, scooter, mountain bike etc. rentals.  Laundry and shopping. Spa treatments.

If you must cancel your trip:

  • Minus the nonrefundable deposit, 50% refund if cancelled by Jan 12, 2018
  • No refund after Jan 12, 2018
  • The Studio is not responsible for any refunds for transportation

Please note: schedule is subject to change as appropriate.  


Fertility Acupuncture

If you and your partner are struggling to have a baby, you’re not alone. Fertility issues affect 11.5-15.7% of couples in Canada ( Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for at least one year.

Western medicine is effective in measuring all the events around fertility. From the thickness of the endometrial lining to the maturation of each ovarian follicle. Western medicine also prescribes hormones that can boost any deficiency and increase chances of fertility.

Western treatments are often invasive and medicalized.  Over time, with daily blood work and monthly angst, the couple can experience increasing anxiety and stress, associated with high cortisol levels and a ‘fight or flight’ response.

Chinese medicine is effective at increasing fertility in the following ways. Acupuncture treatments can be used to complement the western medicine approach.

  • Regular acupuncture treatments can reduce stress. Acupuncture has been shown decrease cortisol levels in the blood. This, among other effects, can promote sleep, improve digestion and result in a relaxed state. This not only puts your mind more at ease and makes life more enjoyable, but it also increases the chances of conception.
  • Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the uterine endometrial lining.  This effect increases the chances of implantation.
  • Irregular periods or a lack of menstruation can be a source of infertility. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a condition of hormone imbalance, is also a common cause of infertility. Acupuncture can regulate hormones levels to ensure ideal balance of the hormonal cascade each menstrual cycle. The goal is to have regular menstrual cycles with mild PMS symptoms.
  • Acupuncture attempts to address the root cause of infertility – Is there too much heat, or too much cold? Is there a state of excess or deficiency?

What to expect?

Laura tailors each treatment to the patient. First, she will discuss your current and past health history with you. Next, she comes up with a Chinese Medicine diagnosis based on your unique set of symptoms.  Your acupuncture treatment may include acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, guasha (scraping), tuina massage and/or moxibustion. Ideally you would come for at least two treatments per month, one treatment before ovulation and then one after ovulation. Acupuncture around the time of IUI (intrauterine insemination) and IVF (in vitro fertilization) can also be helpful.


FREE 15 Mins Initial Consultation

SIX TREATMENT                    $495
Initial Treatment (60 Mins)   $95
2nd Treatment (60 Mins)        $90
3rd Treatment (60 Mins)         $85
4th Treatment (60 Mins)         $80
5th Treatment (60 Mins)         $75
6th Treatment (60 Mins)         $70
Plus two complimentary Yin & Restorative Yoga Classes. 

Laura Allison Iler Kaufer Bio


无象源 (Ideal Protein)

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Stephen Chu B.A. (Hons) Kin. D. Ch.

Chiropodist & Kinesiolgoist (手足和运动机能医师)

Stephen received his B.A. (Hons) in Kinesiology from York University. He then attended the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences and received his diploma in chiropody. Stephen presently owns and operates three other foot clinics in Scarborough, North York and Bradford.

Stephen在约克大学接受了他运动机能的学士学位(荣誉)。然后,他出席了Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences收到他手足医师的文凭。Stephen目前拥有 并经营三个脚科诊所分别在Scarborough, North York和Bradford。

Stephen specializes foot care for patients with diabetes.  Due to poor circulation and reduced kidney function, diabetics have a hard time fighting infection and heal very slowly from cuts, sores and wounds. Infections can cause serious complications that, if left untreated, may result in severe problems.  Poor circulation slows down healing even further. And since poor blood circulation most seriously affects the parts of the body that are farthest from the heart, feet are prone to issues. Diabetes can also damage nerves, stiffen joints, cause foot ulcers and a host of other health problems.

Stephen专业足部护理糖尿病患者。由于血液循环不良,降低肾功能,糖尿病患者很难 抵抗感染和伤口,溃疡和创伤愈合非常缓慢。一点感染可引起严重的并发症,如果不及 时治疗,可能会导致严重的问题。不健康的循环更加减慢愈合的时间。而且,由于血液 循环不畅最严重影响身体是离心脏的部位,脚很容易出现问题。糖尿病患者也可以损伤 神经,关节变硬,导致足部溃疡和其他健康问题的主机。

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photogrid_1476445809019Anna – 6 months, 50+ lbs. Anna has been on phase 4 (maintenance) for nearly a year. She’s able to keep the weight.










Bring a friend for FREE week (Oct 10-17)

Starting Monday, October 10th and running until October 17th.2016, current members with an active membership can bring a guest for a FREE CLASS whenever they practice!  You can bring  your friends, co-workers or any family member to class.

There’s no limited on how many new friends you can bring to Tempo. They must be new to Tempo.  For each of them, their first class is free when they practice with you!

Differences between Yin and Restorative Yoga

Middle age woman resting on a yoga bolster.

Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga can often sound like the same thing.  It’s understandable, since there are so many similarities.  Both practices actually restore the nervous system and promote deep relaxation through breathing, which activates the body’s healing process.

The biggest barrier from people is that students feel like they’re not really doing anything, compare to active forms of exercise, such as Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga.  In fact, the action of staying still is just as beneficial as exercise.  Since stress is a prime indicator for a slew of common illnesses, including irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and even cancer, we need to slow things down now more than ever.

The differences between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga

Yin Yoga

It takes many a few times to really warm up to and even understand Yin Yoga which was initially called “Daoist” yoga. This style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body vs. the superficial tissues, and the fascia that covers the body.  The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go.  It is a wonderful way to learn the basics of meditation and stilling the mind.  As such, it is ideal for athletic types who need to release tension in overworked joints, and it is also good for those who are stiff.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is all about healing the mind and body through simple poses. Poses are often held for as long as 10 minutes, with the help of props such as bolsters, blocks, blankets and straps. It is similar to Yin yoga, but with less emphasis on flexibility and more on relaxing.


Summer Pass Madness


If you are spending the summer in town, take advantage of our special Summer pass for unlimited yoga.

From June 15 to Aug 15, get 30% off when you purchase an Unlimited One Month Pass ($150 value).

The Details: 

  • The Summer Pass entitles you to 30 consecutive days of unlimited yoga beginning the day the pass is activated.
  • This pass must be activated before Aug 15th.
  • Discount does not apply to New Student Specials.
  • Discount does not apply to promotional items.
  • If you have an existing pass, and would like to take advantage of this promotion, please contact us.

Have fun this summer, keep up your commitment to your yoga practice!

This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions. 




Seniors & Students Discount

Seniors & Students Discount

Are you taking advantage of our seniors and students discount program?  If you are 65 and above, or full time students, you’ll receive 20% off on any regular priced yoga passes!

You will be required to show proof of your age and name. Students need to show most recent timetable and valid student ID.