Date: Saturday April 20th
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Investment: $55+hst before April 13th, $65 after
Limited space, pre-registration required @ the studio or ONLINE
The Vagus nerve also knows as “The Wanderer” is the largest and most extensive nerve in the human body. It is connected to almost every major organ and gland in your body. This “Holy Grail” of the Parasympathetic Nervous system (REST & Digest!) is also the kissing comrade to the Chakra energy system. Learning to stimulate the Vagus nerve is akin to the reset button for counteracting the effects of chronic stress/ anxiety and depression and the resulting Dis-ease. Through movement, play, breath, toning and Yoga Nidra you will have an opportunity to:
- Befriend your inner wanderer and learn what balance and imbalance look like.
Learn the all-important Gut/Brain connection ( the home of all your feel good hormones!)
- Learn practical take home tools for continued self-support.
- Be introduced to the vagus nerve/ chakra connection (and why you should care!)
- Give yourself permission for Deep and Radical Rest.
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.
Date: Saturday April 27, 2019
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Investment: $45+hst till April 20, $55 after
Limited Space, Pre-registration Required @ the studio or ONLINE
Want to move like a gymnast? Eager to master a handstand hold, but unsure of where to start?
Join Strongnastics Coach Jenn Lymburner on Saturday, October 13th for a 2-hour handstand foundations workshop! Perfect for athletes of all fitness levels, this workshop will introduce important mobility, strength and technique drills to get you comfortable upside down.
What will be covered?
• Foundational shapes integral to developing a perfect handstand line (hollow and arch)
• Locomotions designed to get your body warm and joints moving, and to create general mind-body
awareness that will translate to inversions
• Bridge and mobility drills to get your shoulders, spine, hips, and wrists prepared for handstands
• How to safely fall: Front rolls, cartwheels and drills to help build confidence on and off the wall
• Handstand balancing drills with options for all levels
Jenn is a Co-Owner and Coach of Strongnastics, a local fitness business that provides workshops, personal training and remote coaching for adults looking to improve their gymnastics and bodyweight training.
Her experience as an athlete has gotten her to where she is today and has shaped her passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Jenn was a provincial level gymnast, a Team Canada national level power tumbler, an NCAA cheerleader on scholarship at Hawaii Pacific University, a top 10 Canada East CrossFit Regionals competitor, and a National Canadian Olympic weightlifter. While she no longer competes, she is always looking for new opportunities to challenge herself physically, and continues to use gymnastics-style training to push towards her goals.
We will hold our second Power Pilates training, Core Mat I, on June 1-2, 2019. The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the Power Pilates method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course.
During this weekend, teacher candidates will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to Power Pilates teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. After completing Core Mat I, graduates are ready to start teaching beginner level mat classes and may go on to Power Pilates Core Mat II, Advanced Mat, and Apparatus training programs.
Date: June 1-2, 2019
Time: Saturday 12:00pm-8:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm
Early Bird: $647 plus HST for the first 3 seats only!
Regular Price: $700 plus HST after
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Date: Saturday April 13th to May 25, 2019
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Investment: $25+hst/ class OR $99 for 6 classes
Limited space, pre-registration required @ the studio or ONLINE
During pregnancy, your bodies will go through many changes, which create stress mentally and physically. Yoga can help women get through their pregnancy with minimal discomfort.
Research has found that by practicing prenatal yoga decreases risk of prenatal depression, improves sleep, decreases back pain and nausea. And by facilitating deep breathing and building strength and stamina, yoga can help prepare for labor.
Come breathe and stretch your body, build up a sweat as you strengthen your body! Previous yoga experience is not necessary.
Date: Dec 21st, 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Investment: $95/ couple early bird (till Dec 14th),
Investment: $115/ couple after Feb 3rd.
Registration: @ the studio OR @ Online Store
This 2-hour workshop will introduce couples (including your significant other, family member, or friend) to the wonderful healing practice of Thai Yoga Massage. Couples will learn how to give and receive an effortless and nurturing massage sequence focused on neck, shoulders, back, and feet. The core concept of care provides the foundation for this workshop as we emphasize quality of touch, joy in giving, and using massage as a way of cultivating connection.
You don’t need to have any yoga or massage experience to take this workshop, just be dressed in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Nicole is a certified Thai yoga massage practitioner, trained in Toronto and Ching Mai, Thailand. With over 500 hours of training between yoga and Thai yoga massage, she believes yoga is not only a form of exercise for health.
Becky was intuitively drawn to Thai massage through an influential yoga teacher, who was also a Thai massage practitioner. She completed her Thai Massage training by knowing it would also enhance her personal yoga practice. The ability to use hands on the clients, to feel how they move, hold tension, and sometimes experience pain adds a new dimension to her abilities to help them reach their goals of improved fitness, performance, and pain-free movement.