Morning Meditation on Facebook Live! Join us from Monday to Friday, Oct. 16-20, at 7 am on Facebook, as Phillipa guides you through a 10-minute meditation to start your day.
October 29: Inversions Workshop Learn what it means to play and explore upside down! We will learn the steps to safely work with headstand, handstand, and fore-arm stand, as well as play with some variations. Let’s flip our perspective, face our fear, fire it up and have some fun! Some yoga experience recommended. Instructor Yeva Glover. 1-3 pm at the Smithers Studio (1283 Main Street). $30. Limited space, register soon!
October 18 SLIDING INTO SAMADHI: A Course in Meditation. Four-week meditation series with Roger Jaques. Roger’s passion is to provide practical applications of seemingly esoteric Yogic & Buddhist philosophy for our busy lives. Roger spent over a decade of intense training with Geshe Michael Roach at the Diamond Mountain Retreat Centre in Arizona. This resulted in thousands of hours of practice in the Buddhist Sutras & Tantras culminating in a traditional 3-year silent retreat. Additional training includes direct teaching from Swami Muktibodhananda, author of the renowned commentary to the Hath Yoga Pradipika. 7-8:30 pm. Class is by donation, please register.
NEW on Wednesdays, Candi Erickson will be leading Power Flow classes at 5:30pm. Candi has been teaching Yoga full time for 8+ years within studios as well as all over the World leading retreats. She enjoys the process of Yoga – Watching space being created within the mind & body, finding expansion together in our lives. She has been influenced by many styles and teachers over her years of study and has focused her teachings within Yin & Power Yoga. She believes that through these styles, you are given the opportunity to deepen your body’s awareness and performance in perfect harmony.
NEW THIS FALL – Warm Yin with instructor Yeva Glover. Yin is both a gentle and encompassing yoga practice that is designed to literally open the body, peeling away layers of tension, stress and injury that reside within. A gentle approach is used to stretch the body, using longer holds to get beyond the muscle tissue into the connective tissue, the fascia of the body. All poses are seated or reclined. The slower nature of this practice is often described as a “moving meditation”. A great compliment to your regular practice. Suitable for all levels. Tuesdays, 7 pm.
Teaching Yoga to Kids: Hazelton Training, Nov. 25 & 26. A one-of-a-kind way of teaching yoga to children. The program blends traditional yoga and its benefits with theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education. Attendees will experience 3 full days of life-changing love and laughter, led by one of our experienced trainers. They combine yoga with reading, writing, science, art, music, games, ecology, philosophy and much more — and thus, create a matrix for learning that’s accessible to all children. Some poses are based on traditional yoga asanas. In addition, attendees will learn successful strategies for lesson planning and will have the opportunity to team-teach a class to children. Other topics covered during the workshop include the different developmental stages of children, inclusive teaching, and guidelines for teaching a successful kids yoga class. To register, contact Rosie Williams at The Yoga Shack http://www.yogashackbc.com
Our Prenatal Yoga class is happening Mondays at lunch until the middle of October. Discover a nurturing yoga practice that will carry you through the stages of pregnancy and labour. This class runs in six week sessions. Drop-ins are welcome.
ManYoga is underway as well! ManYoga is just that, gentle basic yoga with a focus on easing stiff muscles, enhancing flexibility and relaxation. Mondays from 8:30-9:30 pm.
Coming up at FULL CIRCLE studio, watch for:
TAKING REGISTRATION for KID YOGA classes. They’re specially designed to promote healthy bodies and minds through physical, cognitive and creative practices. In this non-competitive environment, we’ll explore mindfulness, yoga postures, breathing, games, and relaxation. Our goal is to build awareness, confidence and healthy bodies, as well as to give kids the tools they need to better cope with life stresses. Instructors Yeva Glover and Chrissy Melymick.
Peaceful Warrior: A Yoga Workshop for Youth We’re pleased to announce that Full Circle instructor Chrissy Melymick is offering this empowering introduction to yoga and mindfulness. Appropriate for anyone between the ages of 12 and 18. No previous experience is required.
Come in to our Smithers studio for our new RADIANT HEALTH SAUNA. Today most of us don’t sweat actively each day, but medical studies show deep sweating has huge health benefits…. This new generation of Infrared Saunas helps to rid the body of toxins and heavy metals, ease arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and other chromic pain conditions, and is an aid for weight loss, burning 600 calories and 30 minutes. In it you can relax, sweat away your stresses at lower, more comfortable temperatures than conventional saunas, and glow, there are excellent results with acne, eczema, psoriases and cellulite. Book an appointment today at http://www.wayclinic.com.