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Restorative Yoga Nidra

Date: Dec 16, 2018
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm
Investment: $30
Limited Space, Pre-registration Required @ the studio or ONLINE

Join Sheila  for an afternoon of rich and intentional rest through the practice of Yoga Nidra.

The Holiday’s hold all of the “feels”. Joy,  stress, sadness (when we are missing loved ones), excessiveness -Hello cheese plates, bubbly and socializing!…all of which can be intensely draining, both physically and emotionally.

We invite you to give yourself an afternoon of self- care which will include some slow nurturing movement, self- massage, aromatherapy and  positive intention setting – (sankalpa). This workshop is designed to relax and renew you on every possible level. It’s a mini hibernation, a staycation, a much needed opportunity to turn inward, to allow your nervous systems to recover, to enable the immune system to recharge, and the fractured mind to quiet.

This workshop is suitable to all levels. Bring your friends/family members. Please wear warm clothes- pajamas optional…

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.

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 1:30 – 9:30p
Sunday    Feb 17 1:30 – 7:30p

Investment: Early Bird  $100 off before Jan 15, 2019.  $1075 after.
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 practitioner 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 we 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.

 

Yoga Detour Immersion January – April, 2019

The body isn’t designed to be understood. It’s designed to be experienced.

Yoga Detour will be touching down at Tempo to lead the renowned Detour Method Immersion, spread out over four different weekends between January and April. This training is known for bringing contemporary perspectives in movement research to the world of yoga asana, introducing instructors and students alike to a practice environment that is explorative and non-dogmatic. This opportunity will forever change the way you practice and teach, exposing the bridge between the yoga you already know and the broader world of movement.

“I had just begun changing things up in my yoga classes and integrating natural movement patterns and functional movement exercises. Yoga Detour has now opened the floodgates and empowered me to move forward with this transition. Thanks again Cecily – I can’t wait for the next opportunity to learn from you!”

Yoga Detour is known for seamlessly blending physiology and exercise science with traditional postures. As the creator of this movement education method, Cecily specializes in bridging the gap between yoga asana and the functional requirements of moving well through everyday life.

During this deep dive into the Detour method, you will explore the four main pillars of this approach to practice:

Single Weekend $380+HST, Multiple Weekends (2+): $320+HST, $50 off before Nov 1st, 2018

Weekend One – Isolate, Activate, Integrate: Yoga Detour Foundations
Date:
 Jan 26 & 27, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Investment: $330+hst before Nov 1st, 2018, $380 after
Limited Space, Pre-registration Required @ the studio or ONLINE

  • Understanding how the spine is designed to move and function
  • Exploring the “core” as a responsive system of strength and support
  • Introduction to key components of upper and lower body strength and mobility
  • Uncovering the building blocks of sustainable sun salutations

Weekend Two – Integrating Lower Body Strength and Mobility into a Sustainable Asana Practice
Date:
 Feb 9 & 10, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Investment: $330+hst before Nov 1st, 2018, $380 after
Limited Space, Pre-registration Required @ the studio or ONLINE

  • Understanding the connection between load, specificity and movement progression  
  • Hamstring health and mobility – exploring the balance of strength and length
  • Exploring hip rotation as a component of optimal human movement
  • Building single leg strength to enhance capacity in global movements such as standing postures and balance poses

Weekend Three – Integrating Upper Body Strength and Mobility into a Sustainable Asana Practice
Date: March 23 & 24, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Investment: $330+hst before Nov 1st, 2018, $380 after
Limited Space, Pre-registration Required @ the studio or ONLINE

  • Simplifying the complicated components of upper body strength
  • Balancing pushing work with pulling work
  • Exploring overhead range of motion as a goal in and of itself
  • Uncovering the key elements of pain-free chatturangas, strong backbends and effortless arm balances

Weekend Four – Floor Play: Exploring Dynamic Movement from the Ground Up
Date: April 27 & 28, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Investment: $330+hst before Nov 1st, 2018, $380 after
Limited Space, Pre-registration Required @ the studio or ONLINE

  • Up, down, over and across: getting comfortable on the floor
  • Understanding the movement prerequisites needed for seated postures to feel accessible
  • Adding coordination and dynamic movement to your yoga practice
  • Exploring the potency of rest and restoration

“Yoga Detour has thrown a wrench in the turbine that was chewing up yogis and spitting them back out injured, angry and confused faster than they could learn the Sutras.”

This program has been designed with modular learning in mind. Register for single weekends, or the entire course. Respond to what appeals to you on a visceral level, compelled by a desire for thorough, comprehensive learning.

“She talked about having built a lexicon of teachings over the years and I want that downloaded into my brain…it’s been a while since I got this excited about yoga.”

Program fees are inclusive of Yoga Detour learning materials and resources. Upon registration, you will be sent a “prep” package, complete with book recommendations and curated articles, podcasts and videos all of which will help get your Detour journey off to a great start.

Couple & Partners Thai Massage Workshop

Date: Dec 21st, 2018
Time: 7:45pm – 9:45pm
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 Lau

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 Yin

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.