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Restorative yoga is a powerful, simple healing practice that regulates the nervous system by slowing down, naturally releasing the layers of tension in which we hold— physically, emotionally & mentally. Its very nature is non intrusive, simply inviting us to surrender to the intelligence of the body—returning to our innate state of being.

This 35-hour training module focuses on the foundation, principles and approach of Restorative Practice. Designed to be an interactive experiential training, this course is taken by teachers of all yoga disciplines, healing practitioners, as well as students who want to deepen their personal practices.

Course Content:
– A solid foundation of classic postures, benefits and effective propping
– Understanding the process of slowing down and how it alleviates the effects of stress
– Restorative as a therapeutic & self-regulating practice
– Insight into nervous system and physiology
– Class Sequencing & flows
– Aspects of The Art of Teaching
– Language, Ethics & Hands-on Contact
– How to effectively integrate Restorative Yoga within another modality
– Time to embodying practice

Learn More: http://thepathyoga.com/workshops/#iwr

 


 

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An evening lecture with Michael Stone raising funds for Yoga Outreach. Yoga Outreach has been providing volunteer-based yoga programming to community organizations, social service agencies, and prisons, in BC, serving adults and youth facing challenges with mental health, addiction, poverty, violence, trauma, and imprisonment, since 1996.

Yoga Outreach volunteers are trained by Yoga Outreach on how to deliver programs that are strengths-based and trauma-sensitive. In addition, they provide training, ongoing mentorship, and community building opportunities for yoga teachers and community support professionals to enhance the delivery of yoga in these settings. Last year, Yoga Outreach facilitated more than 600 classes in the Lower Mainland.

Individual & Social Awakening: How Yoga Heals Communities
November 21st: 7pm – 9pm
Stretch Yoga Studio: 180 E Pender Street, Vancouver
*Please note* The studio is not wheelchair accessible and has two gendered washrooms on site.
Tickets: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Sign up by contacting Sarah: sarah@yogaoutreach.com

*All proceeds support Yoga Outreach.*

Hosted by Yoga Outreach
Vancouver, BC

http://yogaoutreach.ca/

Join Buddhist teacher, yogi, and psychotherapist Michael Stone, for an evening talk and discussion about the ways meditation and yoga can be used for both inner and outer healing.

Michael Stone – Shôken Michael Stone is a renowned Yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. He brings together traditional practices and lineages, with the insights of western psychology, philosophy and medicine. He is the voice of a new generation of practitioners articulating a spiritual practice that focuses both on personal healing and social awakening. He teaches internationally and lives with his family in Canada.

http://michaelstoneteaching.com


 

Vancouver Welcomes Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
The oldest yoga therapy training in North America – 30 years

The full IAYT certification programming is coming in 2017… Help spread the word on this awesome discount for Canadians!
LEVEL 1: MARCH 4-7 2017 (with Shivani)
LEVEL 2: MARCH 9-13 2017 (with Shivani)
LEVEL 3 ORIENTATION: MARCH 14-20 2017 (with Soleil)
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: MARCH 21-25 2017 (Teacher TBA)
APPLIED YOGA PHILOSOPHY JULY 14-18 2017 (with Michael)
LEVEL 3 MIDTERMS: JULY 19-25 2017 (with Soleil)

Learn more: http://www.pryt.com/

TIME Magazine Article – Psychotherapy Goes from Couch to Yoga Mat
http://content.time.com/…/h…/article/0,8599,1891271,00.html…

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Early Bird Ends Soon!

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Vancouver BC Canada is the New Home for:

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

Full IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy training program now offered:

Level 1 – March 4th – 7th 2017

Level 2 – March 8th – 13th 2017

Level 3 –  Orientation – March 14th – 20th 2017

Anatomy and Physiology 1 – March 21st – 25th 2017

Applied Yoga Philosophy – July 14th – 18th 2017

Level 3 – Midterm – July 19th – 25th 2017

Learn more:  http:///www.pryt.com/

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Individual & Social Awakening: How Yoga Heals Communities
November 21st: 7pm – 9pm
Stretch Yoga Studio: 180 E Pender Street, Vancouver
*Please note* The studio is not wheelchair accessible and has two gendered washrooms on site.
Tickets: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)Join Buddhist teacher, yogi, and psychotherapist Michael Stone, for an evening talk and discussion about the ways meditation and yoga can be used for both inner and outer healing.Michael Stone – Shôken Michael Stone is a renowned Yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. He brings together traditional practices and lineages, with the insights of western psychology, philosophy and medicine. He is the voice of a new generation of practitioners articulating a spiritual practice that focuses both on personal healing and social awakening. He teaches internationally and lives with his family in Canada.

http://michaelstoneteaching.com

Sign up by contacting Sarah: sarah@yogaoutreach.com
*All proceeds support Yoga Outreach.*

 Learn more:  http://yogaoutreach.com/

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Mindful Brain Yoga Research Study  
The final assessments are wrapping up shortly.  Thank you to all the participants. Thanks everyone in the community for all the support. The Mindful Brain Yoga study is almost complete!
Thank you to the incredible team for supporting the project, Stretch Vancouver for generously donating space for the yoga intervention, all the teachers who contributed their knowledge and time, the studios who leant props and UBC Psychiatry for making it happen!

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Restorative Yoga Vancouver – building community
Please Join Us…

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This urban retreat features intensive learning sessions, art, sound therapy, play and quiet time in which to process personal insights and application.  Participants will feel empowered, refreshed, unburdened, hopeful and connected to new members of their “tribe”, and ready to take specific and positive action toward their immediate future.
5 Powerful Facilitators will lead you through: 
Release what is no longer important
Stabilizing on what you can count on
Connecting to what will take you forward

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Mindful Brain Yoga Research Study  

We are wrapping up initial baseline assessments this week and the first phase of the pilot has begun! Thanks everyone for all the support. The Mindful Brain Yoga study is in motion!


 

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Mylène is presenting an innovative 35-hr Restorative Bodywork workshop, which merges the fields of restorative yoga and manual therapy.

This workshop focuses on identifying breath and movement restrictions in relation with postural imbalances. Participants will learn to connect with fascia at appropriate depths to release holding patterns and expand clients’ range of motion with ease and grace.

The myofascial release techniques are applied in conjunction with restorative yoga postures and breath awareness exercises, thus offering a calming and all-around approach to wellbeing.

The intention of Restorative Bodywork is to integrate changes from within the nervous system and address the overall alignment of the body, mind, breath and soul.

For more info:  http://deepflow.ca/restorative-bodywork-english

 


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Still Looking for Participants…

Hi Everyone! Still actively recruiting for the pilot study. Still need a few more participants to start- so contact us if you want to participate and spread the word! Many thanks!

Please contact Delrae Fawcett:
delrae.fawcett@ubc.ca or call 604-349-8982

Or Shivani Wells: ShivaniWells@me.com

Learn more: http://www.shivaniwells.com/research/

UBC neuropsychiatry has teamed up with yoga therapist Shivani Wells to study the effects of yoga on mild traumatic brain injury. We are currently recruiting participants for an 8-week yoga intervention taking place at Stretch in Chinatown this summer. In order to participate you must have experienced a concussion at least 3 months ago, are still experiencing symptoms, are NOT currently practicing yoga, and can commit to 3 yoga classes a week for 8 weeks, as well as baseline and follow-up measures.

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Mindful Brain Yoga: Yoga for Brain Injury | Dr Nibber

Yoga as Treatment:

Yoga has recently been shown to be an effective treatment for symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, mental stress, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pain conditions. However, a major area of research that is lacking is yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or concussions.

Traumatic Brain Injury:

In 2011, emergency departments in the lower mainland documented over 15,000 concussions. These figures have dramatically increased in recent years, as much as 50% between 2008 and 2011. TBI has got a lot of attention in the media as of late and the increased awareness around the potential long term consequences have highlighted the importance of seeking medical treatment.

It is well documented that concussions are an immense medical burden to both children and adults. Many people are left with chronic symptoms that can last a lifetime. The personal, social, and economic costs are tremendous. In this population, where treatment options are limited and resources for psycho-social programs are scarce, yoga presents itself as a low risk, low cost, accessible form of therapy. If efficacious, it could quickly become a mainstay of therapy with wide ranging benefits to these individuals and to society. Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and headaches are the most common and debilitating problems after a concussion, along with fatigue, and sleep and balance disturbances. As we discussed above, yoga has been shown to help reduce these types of symptoms in other healthy populations. (For more on this please see Dr. Paul Hrkals article: “Promising Natural Compounds for Concussions and TBI“).

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Mindful Brain Yoga Research 

UBC neuropsychiatry has teamed up with yoga therapist Shivani Wells to study the effects of yoga on mild traumatic brain injury. We are currently recruiting participants for an 8-week yoga intervention taking place at Stretch in Chinatown this summer. In order to participate you must have experienced a concussion at least 3 months ago, are still experiencing symptoms, are NOT currently practicing yoga, and can commit to 3 yoga classes a week for 8 weeks, as well as baseline and follow-up measures.

Contact:  Delrae.Fawcett@ubc.ca or ShivaniWells@me.com


 

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Learn more:
http://www.shivaniwells.com/events/
http://www.shivaniwells.com/phoenix-rising-yoga-therapy/

 


 

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Restorative Class with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

with Nevah Eyton, BCST, RCST®, E-RYT 500

Class Sessions – 2016
The intention of the class is to be immersed in a 2-hour restorative posture practice, while receiving hands-on therapy and adjustments that both support our unravelling as well as our capacity to deepen the quality of neutral and healing. A restorative practice is required, so our entry into postures is efficient and allows concentrated time on the hands-on work.

These sessions are limited to 8 people.

UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:
– Sunday Dec 20th (2pm – 4pm)
– Sunday Jan 31st (2pm – 4pm)
– Sunday Feb 21st (2pm – 4pm)
– Sunday March 27th (12pm – 2pm)
REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration is required. Send an email to confirm your space to:  info@thepathyoga.coM

Learn more : http://thepathyoga.com/workshops/#iwr

 



Restorative Yoga Training – The Art of Slowing Down

Course & Session Facilitators: Nevah Eyton & Swan

Restorative yoga is a powerful, simple healing practice that regulates the nervous system by slowing down, naturally releasing the layers of tension in which we hold— physically, emotionally & mentally. Its very nature is non intrusive, simply inviting us to surrender to the intelligence of the body—returning to our innate state of being.

This 35-hour training module focuses on the foundation, principles and approach of Restorative Practice. Designed to be an interactive experiential training, this course is taken by teachers of all yoga disciplines, healing practitioners, as well as students who want to deepen their personal practices.

Course Content:
– A solid foundation of classic postures, benefits and effective propping
– Understanding the process of slowing down and how it alleviates the effects of stress
– Restorative as a therapeutic & self-regulating practice
– Insight into nervous system and physiology
– Class Sequencing & flows
– Aspects of The Art of Teaching
– Language, Ethics & Hands-on Contact
– How to effectively integrate Restorative Yoga within another modality
– Time to embodying practice

VANCOUVER—The Path Yoga Centre
SPRING 2016 Dates: Feb 26,27,28 & Mar 4,5,6 (weekends)
Class Times: FRI 1pm-6pm, SAT 12pm-6pm, SUN 1pm-6pm
Course Fee: $650 [+ GST] = $682.50 (including 4 restorative classes & manual)
FIRST 8 to REGISTER: $550 (+GST) = $577.50
Additional Requirement: 4 Restorative Classes @ The Path – Tues @ 1pm, Thurs @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 12pm

VANCOUVER—The Path Yoga Centre
FALL 2016 Dates: TBA (weekends)
Class Times: FRI 1pm-6pm, SAT 12pm-6pm, SUN 1pm-6pm
Course Fee: $650 [+ GST] = $682.50 (including 4 restorative classes & manual)
Additional Requirement: 4 Restorative Classes @ The Path – Tues @ 1pm, Thurs @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 12pm

Learn more :  http://thepathyoga.com/workshops/#iwr


 

Embodied Mindfulness and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy:
This workshop is FULL…save the date for the next one January 31st 2016Embodied Mindfulness Workshop

Learn more:
http://www.shivaniwells.com/events/
http://www.shivaniwells.com/phoenix-rising-yoga-therapy/


Overcome Pain Live Well Again Vancouver Pilates Centre

Why is it so common to be told that you need to exercise right after you say that it hurts to move? And if exercise is so important, why is it so difficult to succeed with exercise in the face of ongoing pain?

Back by popular demand!

For those who missed this event in the summer, special guest Neil Pearson will be returning to repeat his presentation on pain care on Thursday Nov. 19. If you, or anyone you know, is living with pain and would like to learn ways you can manage better in your daily life, come and see what he has to share!

Come enjoy a gentle yoga class focused on soothing your body, settling wound-up nervous systems, and guiding you to smile a little while moving with more ease in the face of pain. All levels welcome!

Then, join us for a lively talk. Neil’s approach uses current information on the neuroscience behind pain to overcome pain and live well again.

Refreshments will be provided between Neil’s talk and a question period.
On Friday, Neil offers a Pain Care in Practice WORKSHOP

Location

The Vancouver Pilates Centre
719 West 16th Ave
Vancouver, B.C.
info@vancouverpilatescentre.com
Tel: 604-879-2900

Learn more:  http://www.lifeisnow.ca/


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Join Swan for a series of weekend immersion retreats at The Path Yoga Centre:
An “absorbing involvement” is one way the dictionary defines immersion. We have heard your many requests for an immersive experience to take your practice deeper. Swan loves to teach in this format and is very excited to bring a series of three, 3-day long intensives.

As the work deepens, no longer can the 90-minute container hold the subtle inquiry beyond and within the asana. Given the opportunity to relax into a place of bonded group process, naturally arising dharma content can be the entry point for a new conversation of body-mind. This in turn leads us to deeper possibilities of integration.

“The arc of our disappearance” (David Whyte) refers to some of life’s great cyclical questions of existence. Immersion will give participants space for these difficult questions to exist and each individual’s place in that sacred journey will be explored.

Teacher and student are not separate but immersed as one in an environment of inquiry. Together we are held as a gravitational force that revolves around the need to deepen our questions and to live our practice in a space of clarity and sanctuary.

Meditation, breath-work, asana and writing practices will all facilitate the conversation of our lives.
Fall 2015:
Topic: Learning to Walk in the Dark
Dates: November 6,7,8 2015 (Fri 1-6pm, Sat 2-6pm, Sun 1-6pm) *FULL*

Winter 2016:
Topic: TBA
Dates: March 4th,5th,6th 2016 (Fri 1-6pm, Sat 2-6pm, Sun 1-6pm)

COST: $250 per weekend ($225 for the FIRST 8 to register)

Learn more : http://thepathyoga.com/workshops/#iwr


 

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Foundation Restorative Yoga Training – The Art of Slowing Down
Course & Session Facilitators: Swan & Nevah Eyton
– offered since 2003 [Yoga Alliance Certified]:
This 35-hour certification training focuses on the foundation, principles & approach of Restorative Practice.
VANCOUVER—The Path Yoga Centre
Winter 2015 – March 6,7,8 & March 13,14,15 2015
(weekends) FRI 1pm-6pm, SAT 12pm-6pm, SUN 1pm-6pm
Regular Cost: $650 [+ GST] = $682.50 (including 4 restorative classes & manual)
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: 4 Restorative Classes @ The Path [Tues @ 1pm, Thurs @ 7:30pm] classes are included in course tuition
Restorative yoga is a powerful, simple healing practice that regulates the nervous system by slowing down, naturally releasing the layers of tension in which we hold— physically, emotionally & mentally. Its very nature is non intrusive, simply inviting us to surrender to the intelligence of the body—returning to our innate state of being. This 35-hour module focuses on the foundation, principles and approach of Restorative Practice. Designed to be an interactive experiential training, this course is taken by teachers of all yoga disciplines, healing practitioners, as well as students who want to deepen their
personal practices.

See more at:  http://thepathyoga.com/workshops/#sthash.rhWrMWmi.dpuf


 

Judith Hanson Lasater will be in Vancouver on February 5 – 7, 2015
Who is Judith Hanson Lasater and why study with her?
For those of you who don’t know Judith Hanson Lasater, she is one of the early pioneers in the Western Yoga world.  Judith was an early student of Mr BKS Iyengar and has been teaching yoga since since 1971.  Her expertise is further informed by her training as a physiotherapist and her Doctorate in East-West Psychology.

Judith has been instrumental in establishing the practices of both Hatha and Restorative yoga across the continents, particularly through her books “Relax and Renew”, “30 Essential Yoga Poses” and “YogaBody” and through her various trainings.  She has been teaching internationally for 43 years and has taught some of today’s most well known yoga teachers including Rodney Yee, Donna Farhi and John Friend.

While anatomy and alignment have always been a passion for Judith, she is also equally passionate about truly living the path and principles of yoga, one of which is non-violence through non violent communication (NVC).  In her trainings, Judith bestows a wealth of knowledge about anatomy, asana and alignment, along with a deep philosophical understanding of living the yogic path with a compassionate heart.

In addition, Judith is one of the co-founders Yoga Journal magazine and writes extensively on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.  Judith lives in San Francisco, California.

So… why study with Judith?
Because it will enrich your life and your teaching.  Judith has a depth of wisdom and knowledge to share that has been acquired over a lifetime.  The master teachers of this era are in the legacy stage of their lives where they have a richness that comes with age and time.  To experience this, you give yourself the opportunity to learn and grow from one of the greatest yoga teachers of the Western world.
Learn more:
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Yoga for Anxiety, Anger & Depression
with Judith Hanson Lasater
February 5 – 7, 2015

Our yoga practice is the key to becoming “who we are” and not just “something we do”. Practicing not only shapes our life, it informs our teaching on the most fundamental levels.

For more information and how to register, please visit:
http://www.soulspringwellness.ca/


 

Why some of our teachers study with Judith…

“Judith Lasater is one of the foremothers of modern yoga in the West.  She demonstrates not only a deep understanding of the physicality of the practice, but also a deep connection to the philosophical roots of the traditions.

I always leave a session with a number of ‘gems’ I can continue to explore – alone and with my students – throughout the coming year.”

– Michele Butot, Victoria BC

“I enjoy learning with Judith Lasater as she holds a wide range of knowledge and can easily explain the inner workings of the human form while at the same time touching on all the layers of the body, mind and heart.  She effortlessly explains patterns of movement, and anatomy is clearly her passion.  Her in-depth awareness of rest and relaxation adds a vast range to her teaching that complements the human spirit.

Understanding communication and the application of nonviolent communication is important to her and unique in her trainings.  Her ability to invite participants to look inside and take personal responsibility and accountability is much needed in the world today. This kind of approach is often overlooked in today’s learning climate and because of this she easily invites students to be radically present, honest and clear in themselves and the world.

Judith offers a well-rounded holistic understanding of yoga and her knowledge is brought in a way that’s very approachable to all people wherever they are in their learning.”

– Christy Forman, Vancouver BC

“Having studied with a number of wonderful teachers, I can truly say that Judith Lasater has been one of the most influential in my life and teaching career.  Her in-depth knowledge of the human body, bio-mechanics, alignment and practice of yoga poses have been invaluable in terms of helping me to build my own level of expertise.

I also sincerely appreciate how Judith lives the yoga.  She models for us how to communicate through the practice of non-violent communication and as a spiritual practice.  I love how she has dedicated her life to walking her talk.  She is authentic, down-to-earth and teaches and lives with integrity and compassion.

My favorite times in her workshops are when we all gather together to listen to her speak on the deeper aspects of yoga, and of life.  In these talks, I have always walked away with something that has affected me deeply and that I continue to carry forth into my life for the better.

Judith truly is a master teacher – she weaves together different aspects of yoga, lives it and then shares it in a way that is authentic, understandable and accessible.”

– Christina Niven, Vancouver


 

Yoga for Anxiety, Anger & Depression
with internationally acclaimed teacher and author
Judith Hanson Lasater
February 5 – 7, 2015, Vancouver BC

Our yoga practice is the key to becoming “who we are” and not just “something we do”. Practicing not only shapes our life, it informs our teaching on the most fundamental levels.

Many people in our culture suffer from anxiety, anger and/or depression. This training will combine the Western theories about these conditions with a brief introduction to what Ayurveda (the Indian science of medicine) teaches about them as well. We will practice the asanas and the pranayamas that can be of huge benefit.

We will begin each day with a practice intention and a short interactive discussion. The first session every day will focus on the practice of Active Poses, on how to sequence them effectively for Anxiety, Anger and Depression, as well as how to develop a series of poses that gradually take you deeper into the practice.

The afternoon sessions will focus on Quiet Practice, including Restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation. The afternoon practice will help us learn just how to use our practices to elicit stillness and contentment within ourselves and how to help others.

Throughout both practice sessions, Judith will focus on some of her current interests in such topics as: what it means to practice from the Feminine (whether you are male or female), how to “be” and not just “do”, and the absolute necessity that we learn to practice from a place of vulnerability and surrender even in the most active poses.

BRING A FRIEND SPECIAL:
RECEIVE $50 + OFF YOUR REGISTRATION WHEN YOU BRING A FRIEND

About Judith Hanson Lasater:
Judith has taught yoga since 1971.  She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist.

She is president of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and Healing Lifestyles and Spas.  Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States.

She teaches yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She also gives workshops throughout the United States, and has taught in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and Russia.

She writes extensively on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She is the author of:
What We Say Matters (2009)
YogaBody (2008)
A Year of Living Your Yoga (2006)
Yoga Abs (2005)
Yoga for Pregnancy (2004)
30 Essential Yoga Poses (2003)
Living Your Yoga (2000)
Relax and Renew (1995)
These books are published by Rodmell Press.
Judith Hanson Lasater lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


 

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2014 YOGA & PSYCHE CONFERENCE: THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY
The California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
April 18-20, 2014
Pre-conference: The Yoga of Soma & Psyche, April 12-13, Angela Farmer

Pre-Conference Workshop: Angela Farmer – Yoga of Soma & Psyche, Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Conference: The first academic conference in the Western world dedicated to the integration of Yoga and Western Psychology

Keynote Speaker: Angela Farmer
Special Guest: A. Hameed Ali / A.H. Almaas
Presentations: Teachings, research, insights, and practices from these two vast and complimentary traditions by: Rama Jyoti Vernon, Yogi Amrit Desai, Darcy Lyon, Baxter Bell, Mariana Caplan, Rod Stryker and others. 12 academic papers will be presented by esteemed doctors, clinicians, professors, yoga therapists, and cutting-edge researchers from around the world, demonstrating how Yoga becomes more effective to the Western practitioner through the integration of psychology, and how psychological theory and methods are benefitted by the knowledge and practices of the Yoga tradition.

Engage in a passionate inquiry about what happens when Yoga, as considered from its vast and original context including scripture, study, meditation, breathwork, and physical postures, is integrated with Western psychological theory and clinical practice, including the breakthroughs in somatic psychology, trauma research, and neuroscience.  Together we will explore the implications and applications of this new evolutionary possibility, as pioneering practitioners of these traditions gather together in dialogue, deep exchange, and community.

Teachings, research, insights, and practices from these two vast and complimentary traditions will be presented by: Angela Farmer, A.H. Almaas, Baxter Bell, Mariana Caplan, Christopher Chapple, Yogi Amrit Desai, Rod Stryker, and Rama Jyoti Vernon. 12 academic papers will be presented by esteemed doctors, clinicians, professors, yoga therapists, and cutting-edge researchers from around the world, demonstrating how Yoga becomes more effective to the Western practitioner through the integration of psychology, and how psychological theory and methods are benefitted by the knowledge and practices of the Yoga tradition.


The Most Important Guest is You!

Students and teachers in the Yoga tradition, scholars, practitioners and students of all schools of psychology, as well as anyone interested in personal and spiritual transformation, are welcome to join us.  We hope that many new initiatives, collaborations, and seeds of knowledge that can be spread throughout the world will emerge from this distinguished gathering.

Learn more: http://www.ciis.edu/


 

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The Yoga of Soma and Psyche: A pre-conference workshop with Angela Farmer
Part of the Yoga & Psyche Conference
The origins of yoga and psychology lie within us.  Our heart and soul yearn to express life’s river of emotions, uniting body and mind in harmony.  At a deep cellular level, our physical body and emotions are entwined.  All experiences of fear, pain, joy, and love are interwoven into the fabric of our being.  Body tissues and fluids hold memories of this life, and perhaps many more.

Trauma and stress cause us to separate the vital union of body-mind-soul, cutting us off from our sense of wholeness and the joy of simply being alive.  Dark moments can overwhelm us, and rising fears can push us into unhealthy habits and addictions. Something like a hole or deep pit inside feels empty and craves to be filled.  We turn too often to external solutions that distract or numb the pain and sense of loss.

During this weekend we shall find some of those places in our bodies where fear, pain, and tension are held, buried deep, often hidden from our immediate awareness.  By supporting, honouring, and finding ways to communicate with these long lost parts of ourselves, they may begin to release, unwind, and heal.  Embracing their return brings a joy beyond words.

Exploring the “inner body” and the power of prana (our life-force carried by the breath), we shall reinforce and empower the parts of ourselves that were weak, held back, or damaged.  Once accepted as a part of us, they need to gain strength and establish themselves.  Finally, through meditation, we shall open ourselves to our own energy-field, and through breath awareness discover an intimate relationship with our surroundings.

The yoga you may have learned and practiced previously is not abandoned, but rather nourished and deepened with refined awareness and patience, so that it becomes truly your own unique and creative way to recover your wholeness, your power, and your joy.

Angela Farmer is an international teacher of the divine feminine in yoga.  After qualifying in physical education from Chelsea College of London University, she taught in schools and colleges for ten years.  She developed her own approach to creative movement, dance, and art, and her work had a profound effect on the future of a more interactive, free, and creative attitude to education in England during the late 1950s and early sixties.

She was twenty-eight when she found yoga, which at that time was very little known in the West.  Her father begged her not to do “that Eastern thing.  It is against our religion”! Meeting BKS Iyengar in London in 1966, she felt inspired to follow the yogic path. During the next ten years she made several trips to India, studying and “traveling through” the authoritarian and patriarchal teachings of yoga, until her own breakthrough occurred, enabling her to discover the feminine in yoga, as well as uncover parts of herself that had been lost early in life due to trauma and debilitating surgery.

This experience gave her a new perspective on life.  The stern, masculine, “straight and narrow” path dissolved, giving way to an inward and deeply feminine journey-unwinding, sensing, and unfolding a beauty and power that had so long eluded her.  She saw how she had been following a tradition that suppressed the psyche, yet was gaining tremendous momentum in the West as a physical practice demanding perfection of form and denying freedom of expression.

For the last thirty-five years she has continued to evolve an approach that transfers the concept of “doing” to “undoing.”  In place of the striving for perfection of form she encourages the soul’s innate wisdom and healing to let the body unfold and to lead students towards their inner growth and emotional balance.

She now lives with her husband in their beautiful home and retreat center on the Greek island of Lesbos.  They teach courses there during the summer, and travel worldwide to offer their teaching.  She is especially interested in holding retreats for women, helping them to release old trauma and discover their true beauty and power.

Uncovering the Psyche in the Depths of Our Bodies
All life memories are stored in our bodies.  They may surface at any time but old trauma and injury are buried deep and sometimes beyond a conscious level.  They need a very safe, supportive and understanding environment if they are to be revealed.  That is the first step but then we must find ways to connect and communicate with them so that they are owned and honoured as a real and important part of ourselves, whether they can completely heal or not.

In this session I shall share some ways that I have found profoundly helpful in creating a sense of wholeness both for myself and for my students.

Learn more:
http://www.ciis.edu/
www.angela-victor.com/


 

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San Fransisco – House of Qi provides the healing powers of acupuncture integrated with Chinese herbs, qi gong exercises, and equipment for stretching and strengthening the body.

Outcomes include core strength, natural weight loss, beauty and rejuvenation, repair of old injuries, improved mood, increased flexibility, and sense of well-being. Original Yin School qi gong can provide the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine without the acupuncture needles.

Learn more: http://www.houseofqi.com/



“Overcoming Pain With Gentle Yoga”

 LEARN TO OVERCOME PAIN
WITH  EFFECTIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT THERAPY
 February 20 to 22, 2014  WITH Neil Pearson

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Immerse yourself in three days of safe effective practices to decrease your pain and help you live well again. Explore modern science-based views on chronic pain, while empowering yourself with practical tools to improve the quality of your life. Heal yourself through yoga techniques designed to wind down your nervous system and promote positive, lasting changes in your body.

  PARTICIPANTS:
*People with chronic pain: especially those interested in connecting Western understanding of pain with body-mind-spirit practices of yoga. $180+tax.

*Professionals: Yoga teachers, yoga therapists and health care professionals wishing to enhance their work with people in pain and to complete the Pain Care Yoga certificate training. $380+tax.

This workshop is lead by Neil Person, an international well known Teacher, Professor at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Neil is also a Registered Physical Therapist – Licensed with the BC College of Physical Therapists, a RYT (500) – Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 hour certification, a CYT – Certified Yoga Therapist. Neil is Founding Chair of Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division and Neil is also on Pain BC Board of Directors. To register and for more information on Neil Pearson can be found on his website:
Learn more: www.lifeisnow.ca


 

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Original Yin
– Qi Gong Gym and Wellness Centre

For Vitality,  Health and Recuperation

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Canada,  Vancouver – Original Yin: http://originalyin.ca/

United States,  San Fransisco – House of Qi: http://www.houseofqi.com/

 


 

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Restorative Yoga Vancouver – Unwind… Soften.. Let Go.

Building Community, Please Join Us…

Classes: self-care, slow yourself down & deep relaxation…

Mentoring: peer support, connection & deep learning…

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Sitka Physio’s Free Education Series
How to find Optimal Support for your Neck Community Workshop
free to attend, please bring a friend
WhenWednesday Nov 27th 2013
Where: Sitka Studio
Time: 5:30pm
with: Christy Forman – RYT500
Bookings: Sitka Physio & Wellness 604-558-2222
www.sitkaphysiotherapy.com

Please join us in a discussion on finding ease in your neck from a Restorative Yoga Perspective understanding how to support your particular shape in yoga postures, getting to know your personal preference while listening to your limits. Become familiar with studio props and how to use things from around your home. Subtle movements demonstrated in this workshop can make a world of difference.
Following the discussion will be a 60 minute Restorative Yoga class to help you understand how to put the concepts into practice.
Pre-registration for the yoga class is suggested as space is limited


 

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Original Yin – Qi Gong Gym & Wellness Centre

For Vitality, Health & Recuperation

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Sitka Physio’s Free Education Series
Minimalist Running Community Workshop
free to attend, please bring a friend
When: Wednesday July 17th 2013
Where: Sitka Studio
Time: 5:30pm
with: Elisabeth McLatchie – Physiotherapist, Medical Acupuncturist
Bookings: Sitka Physio & Wellness
604-558-2222
www.sitkaphysiotherapy.com
How does foot wear impact your running technique? How does it relate to repetitive running injuries? Join me in a discussion regarding the new trends in running and simple ways to increase your running efficiency!


 

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Sitka Physio’s Free Education Series
PFILATES Community Workshop
free to attend, please bring a friend
When: Wednesday June 19th 2013
Where: Sitka Studio
Time: 12:15pm
with: Anniken Chadwick – Physiotherapist specializing in Women’s Health and Pilates
“A System of exercises that promotes the strengthening of the pelvic floor to aid in recovering or enhancing pelvic strength, essential for normal bladder and sexual function”
http://www.pfilates.com/
Bookings: Sitka Physio & Wellness 604-558-2222
www.sitkaphysiotherapy.com
Topics to be discussed…
– What is Pelvic Floor?
– Causes of Dysfunction
– Common Pelvic Floor Problems (urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual pain and poor sensation)
– How Pfilaties can help
– Pfilaties Class and the cueing of the pelvic floor in various positions


 

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Sitka Physio’s Free Education Series
Chronic Pain Community Workshop
free to attend, please bring a friend
When: Thursday March 7th 2013
Where: Sitka Studio
Time: 5:45pm
with: Steve Nairn – Orthopaedic Physiotherapist
Christy Forman – Yoga Instructor / Therapist
Bookings: Sitka Physio & Wellness 604-558-2222
www.sitkaphysiotherapy.com

Dealing with pain persisting more than 3 months (chronic pain) requires treatment approaches that encompass more than the area of injury alone.
– Come and hear the personal stories from Physiotherapist Steve Narin and Yoga Instructor Christy Forman speak of their experiences of dealing with chronic pain. Hear about their insights on this subject plus the most current research aimed at helping people overcome chronic pain.
– Following the workshop Christy will be offering a complementary Restorative Yoga Class


 

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TIME Life Magazine Article:

Psychotherapy Goes from Couch to Yoga Mat

Talk. Share. Cry. Stretch? Psychotherapy has historically been an exercise of the mind, but in the offices of more and more modern-day mental-health providers, emotional healing is taking place not just on the couch but on the yoga mat.

The burgeoning field is called yoga therapy, and its practitioners include psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers who incorporate yoga poses and meditative breathing into their sessions, as well as yoga teachers who want to learn how to address the emotions that bubble up in students during class or in private sessions. The idea, say yoga therapists, is to allow yoga to empower people while priming them to access their deepest emotions.

Full Article: http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1891271,00.html

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