Spring Challenge

Spring Challenge

Spring Challenge
Sunday April 1st, - Monday April 30th, 2018

It's that time again to shed layers of clothing and the weight of winter. What better time to supercharge yourself into spring! Luna wants to support your health goals this season with a daily yoga practice and clean diet; whether it's meatless Monday, going sugar-free, caffeine-free or full-on vegan, take time to change old habits and set new plans.

Throughout the month of April we will be sharing tips and tricks to help you feel renewed for spring. Experience for yourself how 30 days of steady practice and clean diet can support your sense of well-being, balance and inner peace!

Week 1:  Back bends – Welcome the warmth with an open heart, ready for a new season and a fresh start.

Week 2: Abdominals and Twists – Detox out those winter blues and get back on track with those New Year’s resolutions!

Week 3: Pranayama – Get back in touch with your breath, re-balance and re-energize!

Week 4: Inversions – Flip around, turn upside down, get playful with your practice.

To encourage you to take on our Spring Challenge we are offering the Luna Pass rate of $90 + tax for the month of April!

Vegan Nutrition with Andrea Rubin

Vegan Nutrition with Andrea Rubin

Vegan Nutrition with Andrea Rubin
Monday April 30th, 7:30-8:30pm

Have you been contemplating or are you following a vegan diet and want to make sure that your nutrient needs are covered? It can be tricky and confusing to navigate the world of plant-based foods. Join me for a plant-based workshop: Veganism - Tips, Tricks and Essential Tools for a Healthy Diet. Conquer your fears and uncertainties, and in doing so build your confidence in exploring a new way of eating, be it for one meal, a week or your entire menu. This workshop is an opportunity to share your questions and concerns with other like-minded people. 

Some topics covered: 
- What is a vegan? What are the benefits of plant based diet?
- Major nutrition concerns throughout the lifecycle
- A guide to vegan/vegetarian protein sources
- Nutrients to highlight: iron, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and omega-3 fat
- Vegan cooking/baking substitutions

PDF resources will be offered

$25 + tax ($20 + tax by April 23rd)

100% of the proceeds will go to the Annamrita Project, an organization which provides healthy meals at school for underprivileged children in India. 

Bio:

Andrea Rubin is a dietitian, culinary nutritionist and yoga teacher. She has worked for more than 15 years educating and counseling people in their food choices, whether for preferential, ethical, or health concerns. Her cooking background allows her to bring tips and tools to ensure food is as delicious as it is healthy for mind, body and spirit. She is the creator of BIJA treats, providing vegan snacks in line with your health goals. Find her at: www.wellnessmtl.com, and follow her on her blog (thefoodbody.wordpress.com), Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/nutritionmtl), and Facebook (AndreaRubin).

Yoga for a Cause with Frances Vicente

Yoga for a Cause with Frances Vicente

Yoga for Cause with Frances Vicente
Wednesday May 9, 2018, 6:00-7:30pm

Join Frances for a special Jivamukti class for a very personal cause!

Frances and her 2 sisters have all been affected by Lupus, an autoimmune disease that can manifest in various different ways in different people. Though there is currently no cure for Lupus there have been many advances through research and clinical studies that have made it possible for those affected by the illness to continue to live a full, normal, healthy life. 

The month of May is Lupus awareness month. For every yogi who attends this class the studio will donate $10 to the Singer Family Lupus Fund at the Montreal General Hospital and all donations are matched by hospital.

All that is necessary to make a contribution is your presence! Additional donations are welcome and appreciated, but not required. 

Ado Flo with Lysiane Clément-Major

Ado Flo with Lysiane Clément-Major

Ado Flo with Lysiane Clément-Major
Sunday May 27, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm

Are you a teenager interested in yoga? Join Lysiane for a yoga workshop dedicated to teens! 

You will learn the basics of vinyasa yoga, meditation and breath work. The yoga practice not only allows you to build strength and flexibility in the body, but also creates more balance and tranquility in the mind.

Learn techniques to help you cope with emotions and stress and reconnect with your true self in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. You will leave with a feeling of peace, joy and self-assuredness with tools that you can easily put into practice in your life off the mat.

$25 + tax ($20 + tax by May 20)
100% of the proceeds will go to Dans la Rue, an organization that helps homeless and at-risk youth.

https://danslarue.org/

Introduction to iRest® Yoga Nidra with Bram Levinson

Introduction to iRest® Yoga Nidra with Bram Levinson

Introduction to iRest® Yoga Nidra with Bram Levinson
Saturday June 9, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm

This workshop will introduce students to iRest® Yoga Nidra, a simple and elegant guided relaxation process, a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns, calms the nervous system, and develops a deep capacity to meet any and all circumstances you may encounter in life. Based on an ancient practice, and developed for therapeutic use by psychotherapist and Yogic scholar Richard Miller, PhD., iRest® Yoga Nidra releases stress and helps to resolve traumatic symptoms. Engaging in meditative inquiry while in a deep state of rest, the iRest® Research shows that iRest® Yoga Nidra effectively reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, insomnia, Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, chronic pain, chemical dependency, and daily stress levels. It is also helpful with increasing energy levels, focus and attention span, confidence, clarity, and an overall sense of calm and peace.

$40 + tax ($35 + tax by June 2)

Inversions with Frances Vicente

Inversions with Frances Vicente

Inversions with Frances Vicente
Saturday, August 11th, 2:00-4:00pm

Confront your fear of turning upside down in this inversions workshop! As children we are often more adventurous and playful, less afraid to flip around or try new things. In this workshop you will build confidence in your inversions practice by learning a step by step approach to build strength, flexibility and stability.

We will cover exercises to build towards headstand (salamba śīrṣāsana), forearm stand (piñcha mayūrāsana), handstand (adho mukha vṛkṣāsana) and shoulderstand (salamba sarvāṅgāsana).

$40 + tax ($35 + tax by August 4)