WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS

Fall 2018 Master Class Series at Wanderlust Studio, Griffintown

Saturdays, 9-10:30 am

Saturday 13th of October – Hip Openers and Twists: Abiding in your Steady Center

Connect with the underlying, ever-present core of your own being through seated and standing spinal twists.

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Saturday 27th of October – Backbends: Rasa of the Heart

Discover the liberating power of backbends in this foray into the deeper back-bending poses. We will explore key aspects of upper body alignment and the deeper significance of freeing the chest, neck and shoulders.

Saturday 17th of November – Arm balances: The Gift of One-pointed Focus

Learn how to practice arm balances with confidence and clarity. We’ll deconstruct the elements of these powerful yet challenging poses

Saturday 1st of December – Deep Restorative & Pranayama: Harnessing the Vital Power

Tap into the wellspring of equanimity, peace and inner well-being for rejuvenation and renewal through supported postures and guided breathwork.

For yoga teachers and continuing students. Click here to register and for more information.


The Skillful Yogini Retreat

A Sacred, Intensive, and Transformational Retreat for Women Teachers and Continuing Students

Embody Yoga & Wellness, St. John’s, NL

Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20, 2019

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I’m so excited to be back to St. John’s for a special, small-group intensive exclusively for women teachers and dedicated students. If you KNOW it’s time to steep yourself in yoga once again, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Space is limited to 12 participants.

All the details are here.


Alignment-based Yoga for Holistic Health (300-hour Teacher Training Course)

PranaShanti Yoga Centre, Ottawa

Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 3, 2019

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This course is an elective module in PranaShanti’s 300-hour Teacher Training program that is open to trainees in PranaShanti’s 300-hour Program and all teachers who have completed a 200-hour training program.

Coursework focuses on active and restorative postures, pranayama and meditation to restore physical, mental and emotional balance.  Participants will learn about contraindications and how to modify postures with variations, prop usage and modifications for many common muscular-skeletal issues.  The course also explores the context for health according to various streams of the yoga tradition to understand how yoga supports well-being on all levels.

Areas of focus include: Lower Back, Hips and Pelvis (3.5 Hours); Knees, Ankles and Feet (2.5 Hours); and Upper back, Shoulders, Neck, Arms, Wrists and Hands (3 Hours); and women’s health (6 hours).

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to teach yoga to students with a wide-range of musculo-skeletal injuries and physical limitations.

  • Learn key alignment points and how to identify common patterns of misalignment through asana and other exercises, peer observation, hands-on adjustments and Q&A.

  • Learn how to use yoga to support women’s health and wellness (menstruation, peri-menopause, menopause, fertility); psychological well-being (anxiety and depression); and strengthen the immune system.

Course schedule, rates, and registration info here.


Arm Balances Master Class

Expo Yoga 2019, Palais des Congrès, Montréal

Sunday, February 10, 2019 9-10:30am

I’m thrilled to be returning to Expo Yoga 2019 with a new workshop! Learn how to practice arm balances with confidence and clarity. We will deconstruct the elements of these powerful yet challenging poses, including : How to create healthy alignment and action in the hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders; How to effectively develop and harness upper body strength and integration. We’ll cover Handstand as well as other common arm balances including modifications, variations, and keys to effective sequencing.

Sign up here: http://expoyoga.ca/schedule/arm-balances/


It is with deep gratitude I thank you for the privilege of being in your remarkable yoga workshop this weekend. It feels like I learnt real yoga for the first time. I love the depth you challenge us to.