Welcome the light of the Summer into your heart with good company, song resonance and harmony. No singing experience necessary! As Joni Mitchell once said "the more voices the better and the more out of tune voices the better." We can learn to tune into ourselves and each other through songs and chants. We will sing together and in call and response style.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 | 7:00 - 9:00PM | $10+hst 10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
Join us for an innovative healing offering of integration and grace. Participants will receive a general ear-acupuncture protocol that relieves stress, induces relaxation, and provides an overall balancing of the body's systems. Participants will also receive reiki and be treated to a sound healing performance involving quartz crystal singing bowls, intuitive singing and other salving instruments. Creative Healing Artists, Darren Austin Hall & Megan Marie Gates, shall be co-facilitating. For more info on Darren's work, please check out his website at www.InnerTraditionsHealing.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23 | 7:00 – 8:00PM | $15 MINIMUM sliding scale 18 PEOPLE MAXIMUM FOR SPACE
Dr. Burley earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Health from Queen's University in 2000, and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2005 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto. She has also completed two years of a Masters of Rehabilitation through the University of British Columbia (2007-2009). Dr. Burley is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT: National Strength and Conditioning Association), a Certified Spinning Instructor (Schwinn), and is a certified in the Webster technique for prenatal chiropractic.
Dr. Burley works as a full-time chiropractor with her own healthcare business: Health in Alignment Chiropractic and Yoga. She currently teaches vinyasa, ashtanga and hatha yoga for One Yoga for the People and YYoga, Vancouver.
Passionate about healthcare and wellness, Dr. Burley brings her expertise in anatomy to her yoga teaching, fusing scientific knowledge with ancient practices resulting in powerful evidence-based, holistic classes and treatments.
BREATHWORK EXPERIENCE with Serah
Discover the power of your breath! The way you breathe is a direct reflection of how you live. Bringing awareness to your breath can permanently shift your relationship to life itself.
Breathwork is a conscious connected breathing tool used to literally cleanse your cellular structure and aide in bypassing the mind and it's judgments in order to release any physical and emotional blocks that you may be holding onto. With this beautiful release comes blissful and abundant space to recreate new pathways, new patterns for your most authentic you. Open to all drawn to the Breath, new and experience breathers alike.
SATURDAY, JULY 6 | 7:30 - 9:30PM | $35+hst 10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
Serah is an accomplished Breathwork facilitator and Registered Yoga Teacher that has been committed to the practice for over a decade. Having studied yoga and conscious breathing techniques extensively throughout India and North America, she brings a plethora of experiential and learned wisdom to her facilitating and a contagious enthusiasm for life.
RUNNING TUNE-UP with Aarti Rana
Easy running is the difference between working hard and working smart. It requires learning to run with your whole body, because when you distribute muscular effort throughout yourself, you can run more efficiently, conserve energy, and keep running for a longer period of time.
In this workshop, you'll learn to "tune-up" your running by becoming aware of your habits of movement. Imagine a gentle anatomy lesson that provides your body with the biomechanical knowledge it needs to move well.
Beginner and advanced runners are welcome. Lessons are gentle and foundational, and can suit your individual goals of improving technique or endurance, recovering from injury, or simply feeling a deeper sense of ease while running.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 | 10:00AM - 1:00PM | $45+hst 10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
Aarti teaches Awareness Through Movement lessons in Toronto and is a Feldenkrais Practitioner. She describes what she does as "brain hacking", saying that she "helps people tune up their bodies by using sensation and attention to alter their habitual patterns of movement." She works with anyone and everyone who wants to move more freely, precisely, and easily--from artists, to high-level athletes, to people with serious injuries. Her workshops integrate her advanced knowledge of neuroplasticity and the science and arts of embodiment.
SACRED JUSTICE: YOGA AND SOLIDARITY with Andi Macdonald & Kandace Dragonfly
This workshop will illuminate the connections between solidarity work and yoga. With meditation, asana and group discussion we'll explore dynamics of power and privilege and how these affect the ways we relate to each other and build community. So often we hear the phrase, "we're all one", but what does this really mean? How can we come to a grounded understanding of interconnection without glossing over the real differences in our lived experiences and political realities? Perhaps we can use the concepts of community support and solidarity as tools to acknowledge the fundamental sense of union that our yoga practice teaches us to explore and honour. All levels of experience with yoga and social justice activism are welcome.
Andi is a founder of Community Yoga Vancouver. She brings a passion for social justice and community building to her teaching. She writes about yoga and social justice and teaches anti-oppression workshops in yoga studios across Canada. You can read her pieces at www.moonlitmoth.wordpress.com.
MAGICAL MOMENTS: Partner Reiki Restorative with Donna & Caio
Dive deeply into relaxation with one of your favourite people for this special partner restorative class. Spend quality time with a loved one while you release and relax into nourishing restorative postures, and receive a Reiki treatment.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 | 7:30 - 9:30PM | $40+hst per couple 10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
Donna and Caio, partners in love, are both Reiki Masters in Usui and Seichim traditions. They regularily study partner restorative together at their home, playing with new postures while giving Reiki. They offer a Reiki restorative class every Friday night and are excited to share their favourite partner restorative poses during this 2 hour class.
HANDSTANDS with Donna
Have you been wanting to try to kick up into handstand? A playful and supportive workshop to explore the journey upside down. Excellent for students new to the art of inversions.
SUNDAY, JULY 28 | 2:00 - 3:30PM | $20+hst 10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
Cultivate community with a free yoga class at Dufferin Grove Park every Thursday during the summer months. Look for the flags!
EVERY THURSDAY | JUNE - AUGUST | 6:00 - 7:00PM | FREE! (fair weather permitting which means , if it's raining we probably won't be there)
Dufferin Grove Park | 875 Dufferin Street | Toronto
RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING with Tianne Allan
Learning through restorative yoga practice
Understanding the use of props
Practical steps on how to teach specifically for restorative yoga (use of language, creating the right environment, how to adjust/sculpt students etc.)
Sequencing classes for regular and therapeutic applications
Understanding the engergy body
Understanding the central nervous system
Meditation & visualization techniques
This program is open to Yoga teachers as well anyone wanting to incorporate restorative practices into their work and/or personal lives including serious yoga students, body workers, physical therapists, nurses, and health professionals in the field of body-mind medicine and psychology.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 8:00AM - 5:00PM (60 MINUTES FOR LUNCH) $550+hst BEFORE AUGUST 31 $650+hst AFTER AUGUST 31
Tianne is Registered Yoga Therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapists), who initially learned the rewards of training body & mind as a high performance athlete. After being hit by a car, she turned to yoga for rehabilitation & found that it offered everything she needed to heal & strengthen her body. Tianne’s experience, light- hearted approach & clear instruction enable students of all levels to find ease & joy in the practice. Tianne lives in Vancouver, BC.
QUEER YOGA with Christi-an
queer & trans positive space. all identities, expressions, bodies, sizes & abilities welcome.
MONDAYS | 5:30pm-6:30pm | $8
The First class of every month is queer yoga 101 (ideal for brand new yogis and more experience yogis looking to refine their alignment) and the last class of every month we will hang out at futures and drink tea.
Kula Annex | 304 Brunswick Ave | 416 922 5852
BROWNGIRLS YOGA with Jam & Kim
Yoga for self-identified people of colour. all bodies, sizes & abilities welcome. queer & trans positive space.
WEDNESDAYS | 9:00pm-10:00pm | $8
The First class of every month is brown girls yoga 101 (ideal for brand new yogis and more experience yogis looking to refine their alignment) and the last class of every month we will hang out and drink tea. Kula Annex | 304 Brunswick Ave | 416 922 5852