Fundamentals of Yoga with Andrea Rubin

Fundamentals of Yoga with Andrea Rubin

Fundamentals of Yoga with Andrea Rubin
Mondays February 5 - 26, 2018, 7:30-8:30pm

Fundamentals of Yoga 4-week series is perfect whether you are an absolute beginner or looking to strengthen the foundation of your existing yoga practice.

A steady yoga practice will help you build strength, flexibility, balance, focus and inner peace. 
Each week will introduce a new series of yoga poses, the fundamentals of healthy and safe alignment, and connect poses and breath in moving meditation. All classes provide hands-on alignment and will include the use of props (blocks, straps, etc.) to deepen and fine-tune the practice.
The course will build progressively on lessons learned in previous weeks and will prepare you to step confidently into any of Yoga Flo 1 classes. 

You can choose any of the classes, individual classes or take on the entire series.

Week 1: Sun Salutations & Breath
Week 2: Standing Poses
Week 3: Forward Bends
Week 4: Backbends & Twists

$60 + tax (full series)
$20 + tax (individual class)

Valentine's Day Acroyoga with Anna & Jaime

Valentine's Day Acroyoga with Anna & Jaime

Valentine's Day Acroyoga with Anna Kowaleski and Jaime Schmidt-Little
Saturday February 17, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm

This two-hour workshop is an invitation to step out of your comfort zone and try something new! Acroyoga is a beautiful movement practice that allows you to develop new skills, while at the same time learning to work together with others (whether they are your significant other, a friend or a stranger) from a place of kindness and love. We will be focusing on simple partner and group poses to build trust and understanding through communication, connection, community and creativity. No partner or experience is necessary; all you need is an open-mind and willingness to trust! (If you come with a partner, you will have the opportunity to practice with them, but also be open to working with others as many of the postures are done in groups of 3 or more).

$40 + tax ($35 + tax by February 10)

Yin: Restoring Hidden Flow with Leah Vineberg

Yin: Restoring Hidden Flow with Leah Vineberg

Yin: Restoring Hidden Flow
Saturday March 24, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm

A 2-hour Yin Yoga Workshop with Leah Vineberg

Turning our attention inward to meet and tend to tensions and resistance, Yin yoga brings all that is stagnant back into flow. Yin is a quiet, meditative practice that focuses on the meridians (energetic lines), organs and joints. Most poses are seated or lying down. The practice is more passive and receptive than a typical Hatha practice and we stay in each pose for 3-5 minutes. And while the muscles benefit enormously from the deep stretch, there is no muscular exertion in a Yin practice. It is a very engaged, deep inner-listening experience, and a wonderful complement to any Hatha practice. Participants develop the capacity to be generously and lovingly present toward themselves and toward whatever arises during and beyond the formal yoga session, and come away feeling embodied, nourished, peaceful and clear. 

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton

$40 + tax ($35 + tax by March 17)

Biography:

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Leah Vineberg has been facilitating wellness classes, workshops and retreats in community and in businesses for the last 10 years professionally. A certified teacher in the Iyengar, Yin, and Kripalu yoga traditions, Leah has also done extensive training in Mindfulness In The Workplace, Mindful Communication, Relational Culture, Art of Hosting and Clean Language coaching. An adoring student of Ken McLeod, Leah has also had the great fortune of studying directly with Mirabai Bush, Pema Chodron, Tim Olmsted, Sharon Salzberg, Hart Lazer and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Passionate about sharing tools and facilitating experiences for deeper, more meaningful connections within ourselves and with each other, Leah founded landwithin.com, and is presently doing a Masters degree in Human Systems Intervention at Concordia University.

Advanced Teacher Training with Jennifer, Bram, Frances &  Nina

Advanced Teacher Training with Jennifer, Bram, Frances & Nina

Advanced Teacher Training with Jennifer Maagendans, Bram Levinson, Frances Vicente & Natasha Nina
Saturday April 7 - Sunday April 8, 2018, 1:00-7:00pm

Grow your knowledge and skills as a yoga teacher at our Advanced Teacher Training weekend: a 12-hour long course over two days that delves deeper into yoga philosophy, chanting, sequencing and assists. Join Bram for an in-depth discussion and exploration of the Puranas & Upanishads, work on your Sanskrit pronunciation and chanting mantra with Frances, get tips on class sequencing from Natasha Nina, and receive guidance and the opportunity to work on hands-on assists with Jennifer and Frances.

Schedule:
Saturday
1:00-3:00pm: Puranas, Upanishads and Sanskrit poems
3:00-3:15pm: Break
3:15-4:00pm: Chanting
4:00-7:00pm: Sequencing

Sunday
1:00-3:00pm: Puranas, Upanishads and Sanskrit poems
3:00-3:15pm: Break
3:15-4:00pm: Chanting
4:00-7:00pm: Assists

200-hr yoga teacher certification is recommended

$395 + tax ($300 + tax by March 31st)

Yoga & Surf Retreat with Frances & Francesca

Yoga & Surf Retreat with Frances & Francesca

Yoga & Surf Retreat with Frances Vicente & Francesca Knowles
Saturday April 14th - Saturday April 21st, 2018

Treat yourself to a weeklong getaway with Frances Vicente and Francesca Knowles at the beautiful Coco Loco Eco Resort in Nicaragua! This retreat includes daily morning and evening yoga practices, 4 delicious vegan/vegetarian meals a day and plenty of time for rest and relaxation.

There will also be the opportunity to surf at your own cost; on your own, one-on-one with an instructor, or in a group class, as well as an optional karma activity on one of the days during the stay. 

This retreat is open to yogis of all levels of practice, who are looking to treat themselves to a week of deep re-connection with their practice, the Earth and themselves. 

PRICES

EARLY BIRD
(paid in full by December 1st, 2017)

DOUBLE $1,350.00 USD (tx incl)/person
SINGLE $1,650.00 USD (tx incl)

REGULAR
(paid in full by March 14th, 2018)

DOUBLE $1,450.00 USD (tx incl)/person
SINGLE $1,750.00 USD (tx incl)

*A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 USD is required to reserve your spot.
**Please note that the cost of the flight is not included in the prices.
Click here for a sample schedule and FAQs.

For any further information and to reserve your place, please email us at info@lunayoga.ca with the subject line
‘Nicaragua Retreat 2018’.

(Please specify that you are signing up for the Luna Yoga Yoga & Surf Retreat)


Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Please note that your $500 USD deposit is final, non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Any remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the departure date for the regular price and by December 1st for early bird rate.
  • If cancellation is made 60 days prior to the departure date and your balance has been paid in full, a refund for the balance (only) will be issued as long as your space is filled by someone on the waitlist.
  • No credits or refunds for paid balance will be issued if cancellation is received within sixty (60) days of the departure date.
  • In the event that the retreat is canceled due to insufficient enrolment, your paid deposit and balance will be fully refunded.   
  • Luna Yoga reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.
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)