Vancouver holds some of the country's best yoga workshops and events, from one day yoga intensives, meditation workshops, couple's therapy, or inspirational speakers. The events/workshops section will keep you in the loop of what's going on in your city.
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Mindfulness reveals our capacity for becoming aware of what is happening in our lives. Through an intentional and skillful practice of mindfulness, we can develop insight into how stress and suffering manifest in our lives. All spiritual practices, however, can become rigid, and mechanical. It is to the arts that we will delve to feel the pulse of passion that drives our longing for fulfillment in relationships, work, and with ourselves. We will explore movement, sound, paint, poetry and other mediums to propel us on our journey home.
8-week course on Wednesday’s, 6-8:30pm, June 5-July 24.
The Circlework Training with Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D., June 9 – 14, Hollyhock Retreat Center, Cortes Island. This is a life-changing experience will empower you as a leader and peacemaker and teach you to lead circles that are sacred, healing and transformative. Jalaja Bonheim is one of the world’s foremost experts on the use of circle gatherings for healing individuals and communities. She has trained hundreds of circle leaders throughout the US and Canada as well as in Israel and Palestine. For more info, visit https://www.hollyhock.ca/cms/Jalaja-Bonheim.html, www.circleswork.org and www,jalajabonheim.com.
During this three day intensive retreat in Vancouver’s coastal mountains, near Whistler, you will explore essential insights on the nature of the mind from eastern and western traditions of psychology, and learn mindfulness-based techniques to uncover and unwind self-defeating habits of mind, body, and spirit. (30 hours of Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education credits.)
“The course presents the essence of very advanced spiritual studies in an approachable and inviting way.” ~ L. Artalejo
Our training will meld a powerful Vinyasa based flow with both Yin and Restorative Yoga. Students will have a thorough grounding in asana, anatomy, alignment, sequencing, and philosophy. Meditation, mantra, pranayam, and study of the subtle body will be an important component of this training. Fun stuff like outdoor meditation, astrology and discussion on the sex life of a yogi (yes there can be one) make our training unique. Yoga as a path to personal healing will be a theme to be experienced throughout the duration of this training.
If yoga is your passion, maybe now is the time to grow from student to teacher. Vikasa is a certified yoga school, hundreds of students successfully pass intensive teacher training courses each year to receive a globally recognized 200 hours Yoga Alliance certificate.
Our inspiring yoga teacher training is run by a group of outstanding and leading professional yoga teachers, and will satisfy even the most demanding and inquisitive mind.
Our beautiful open-air and ocean front yoga salas offer a serene setting with soothing sounds of the ocean.
You’ll make a new network of peers, mentors, and friends that will open up opportunities and new experiences.
You’ll transform yourself to be a person that is easier to be happy, harder to be upset, and all around wiser and healthier. Teacher training allows the student to become immersed in anatomical demonstrations and philosophical lessons. You’ll also be getting lots of hands on experience teaching and assisting your fellow classmates as we compassionately guide you to be the best you can be.
This course is appropriate for all levels – including beginners! We believe that everyone is a yogi, and that means you. You don’t need to be flexible or thin, or have the “right” clothes. You don’t need to know ancient Sanskrit or burn incense in your home. All you need to do is show up with an open mind and do your best. You will transform your body, mind and life with this course, just as we did.
Vikasa provides an inspiring yoga environment created by Konstantin Miachin.
Vikasa is set in a spectacular hilltop environment which gives you breathtaking sea-views throughout the resort, be it from the yoga salas, the rooms, the infinity pool or the restaurant.
The center of evolution is Konstantin Miachin, a yoga innovator who created the challenging and ever-evolving Vikasa style. His practice and teachings have brought him to all corners of the world. Vikasa yoga center is dedicated to the study of yoga, holistic health and consciousness evolution.
Our restaurant has found its own formula to combine healthy ingredients with pure indulgence. Enjoy the evolution of healthy food from our famous sea-view terrace, served by our friendly staff.
Vikasa yoga retreat is located on Koh Samui island, a tropical dream destination in Thailand, the land of smiles. Located on the most beautiful part of Koh Samui, situated on the rocks, between Chaweng and Lamai. Thailand is one of the safest countries in the world to travel in, especially for young women looking for a yoga teacher training course.
More than yoga, we offer you inspiration and transformation
Vikasa – evolution of yoga
July 30th to August 16th, 2013BOOK NOW
DIVE DEEP TO SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE
W/ REBEKKA WALKER & SHELLEY TOMCZYK
Inner Space Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Training is open to serious students that wish to deepen their investigation of all aspects of yoga. Students who wish to become teachers or teachers who want to refine their skills will all benefit from this intensive learning and experiential Yoga Alliance Registered course.
What to expect:
We’re committed to providing a supportive environment for you to learn and practice fundamental teaching skills, communication, observational skills and how to understand and apply yoga as both an art and a science. Teaching with confidence and skill is rooted in the basics. You will learn to understand the poses, benefits and applications all in relation to the breath.
Learn how to teach beginner, mixed, pre-natal, intermediate levels, pranayama practices, hands-on assists, and restorative therapeutics. You’ll develop creative class planning, sequencing and practice sharing your unique contribution, as the roots of Yoga history and many philosophical systems are discussed.
We will dive deep into Bio Mechanics, Anatomy Trains and The Anatomy of Yoga with our faculty Physio Therapist, Mark Borslein, providing the background for a safe and encouraging method for your teaching, applicable to all levels of students.
Ethics and the business of yoga will also be addressed.
Diving deep into the practice of yoga involves getting beneath the mechanics of asana and breath. To be truly effective yogis and yoginis it is essential that we also explore the nature of mind, relationship and service.
For those who would like to continue deepening their yoga training after the retreat has ended, Rasa Creek Sanctuary is offering that participants remain on the property, attending meditation practice and taking part in other farm and sanctuary activities. Discussions on aspects of spiritual
practice, such as the principles of karma, jnana and bhakti yoga, will be facilitated by senior Sanctuary practitioners and there is sure to be loads of exciting work in the fields and forests as harvest time approaches.
Rasa Creek Sanctuary (Rah’-sa: meaning divine nectar) is on 126 acres of stunning landscape located in the foothills of the Monashee Mountains, BC. Retreat participants will experience yoga, pranayama, meditation, chanting and an evening performance with Parvathy Baul.