Philosophy, Chanting and Sanskrit with Bram Levinson & Frances Vicente

Philosophy, Chanting and Sanskrit with Bram Levinson & Frances Vicente

Philosophy, Chanting and Sanskrit with Bram Levinson & Frances Vicente
Friday, July 19th, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, July 20th-21st, 1:00-7:00pm

The yoga scriptures are so vast that it can sometimes be daunting to delve into them on your own. This weekend will not only be about learning about various yoga texts, but also participating in discussion about how the teachings can be applied to our daily life, practice and classes. For those interested in learning to read yoga texts in their original script, as well as proper pronunciation of mantras for chanting in class, there will also be a portion of the weekend dedicated to Sanskrit.

Schedule:

Friday
7:30-9:00: Sanskrit alphabet and pronunciation review

Saturday
1:00-3:00pm: Sanskrit and sutras
3:00-3:30pm: Break
3:30-5:30pm: Vedas and Upanishads
5:30-7:00pm: iRest practice incorporating elements of Vedas and Upanishads, discussion after meditation

Sunday
1:00-3:00pm: Sanskrit and sutras
3:00-3:30pm: Break
3:30-5:00pm: Puranas (Mythology as scripture)
5:00-6:00pm: Works of Poet-Saints
6:00-7:00pm: iRest practice integrating the essence of all Hindu scripture (awareness/consciousness)

$395 + tax ($325 + tax by July 12th)

 

*Note: once logged in to sign up page, select the dates for this specific weekend.

 

To find out about the full training visit: www.lunayoga.ca/advanced-teacher-training

Intro to iRest® Yoga Nidra with Bram Levinson

Intro to iRest® Yoga Nidra with Bram Levinson

Intro to iRest® Yoga Nidra with Bram Levinson
Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm

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 July 28th)

Sequencing and Teaching with Natasha Nina

Sequencing and Teaching with Natasha Nina

Sequencing and Teaching with Natasha Nina
Friday, August 16th, 2019, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, August 17th-18th, 2019, 1:00-7:00pm

Find your voice and discover your own teaching style, rooted in a strong foundation of intelligent sequencing. Build your self-confidence in infusing your own personality into your classes and creativity and fun into your class sequences.

Schedule:

Friday
7:30-9:00pm: How to give a Dharma talk

Saturday
1:00-1:30pm: Chant, meditation, journal
1:30-2:30pm: Practice Dharma talk
2:30-3:45pm: Review basics of sequencing & teaching
3:45-4:15pm: Break
4:15-5:15pm: How to sequence transitions
5:15-7:00pm: Group exercise

Sunday
1:00-1:30pm: Chant, meditation, journal
1:30-2:30pm: Sequencing with themes
2:30-3:45pm: Group exercise
3:45-4:15pm: Break
4:15-5:15pm: Sequencing to a peak pose
5:30-7:00pm: Group exercise

$395 + tax ($325 + tax by August 8th)

 

*Note: once logged in to sign up page, select the dates for this specific weekend.

 

To find out about the full training visit: www.lunayoga.ca/advanced-teacher-training

Invincible Album Launch with Myriam Turenne

Invincible Album Launch with Myriam Turenne

Invincible Album Launch with Myriam Turenne
Sunday, September 8th, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm

It's finally here: Myriam's official launch for her album Invincible! She'll be awaiting you with her piano on September 8th at Luna Yoga.
Myriam will sing a few songs from her album and which you will also have the opportunity to purchase for $20.*
*Cash only

"This album is not only a dream brought to reality but also a creative journey that taught me to believe in myself. Because Invincible is an album of mantra chants and a mantra is a tool that allows us to go beyond the negative thoughts of the mind and our emotional blockages. Invincible is also the culmination of hundreds of hours of work in composing and recording 9 original songs with the help of my mentor and producer Girish. I have put in my whole heart and soul into this album. Come celebrate with me the beginning of a new adventure. :-)"

The event is free and open to all. We ask that you sign up in advance to confirm your presence.

Mindfulness, Creativity & Business of Yoga with Kimberly Wilson

Mindfulness, Creativity & Business of Yoga with Kimberly Wilson

Mindfulness, Creativity & Business of Yoga with Kimberly Wilson
Friday, September 20th, 2019, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, September 21st-22nd, 2019, 1:00-7:00pm

With more than 20 million North Americans practicing Mindfulness Meditation, and countless studies touting its various benefits, there is an increasing need for movement teachers who can skillfully guide meditation. Yet, when guiding others to look at how their mind functions, and how their heart responds, we must take extra care. Through practice and discussion, learn the many things to consider when inviting your students to turn inwards.

Learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices such as seated meditation, walking meditation, body scan, and self-awareness into your classes, workshops, and retreats. Come away with new tools for sharing these practices, handling stress in your daily life, and an action plan for incorporating mindfulness into your teaching.

Awaken your inner artist, learn how yoga and creativity intersect, and explore tools to develop creatively on and off the yoga mat. Together we'll design action plans to incorporate more creativity into your teaching and life.

Explore yoga teacher career paths and business basics such as private clients, teaching group classes and teaching teachers, specializing, leading groups, offering workshops and retreats. Learn to develop a brand and create an experience, time management tips, ways to balance teaching and your own practice, plus savvy social media and giving back.

Schedule:

Friday
7:30-9:00pm: Guiding Meditation: Things to Consider for Teachers

Saturday
1:00-4:30pm: Mindfulness
4:30-7pm: Business

Sunday
1:00-3:00pm: Business
3:00-7:00pm: Creativity

$395 + tax ($325 + tax by September 13th)

 

*Note: once logged in to sign up page, select the dates for this specific weekend.

 

To find out about the full training visit: www.lunayoga.ca/advanced-teacher-training

Hudson Harvest Retreat with Jennifer Maagendans

Hudson Harvest Retreat with Jennifer Maagendans

Hudson Harvest Retreat with Jennifer Maagendans
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm

Refresh yourself with this one-day retreat to the small town of Hudson. Enjoy an invigorating and grounding Jivamukti class led by Luna Yoga owner Jennifer Maagendans, overlooking the lush farm fields at Le Verger de Hudson. After class, grab your 6lb bag and spend the next hour organic apple picking on-site, followed by a wholesome lunch made from fresh, seasonal & local produce, including fresh pressed juice. After lunch join the gang on an excursion to Finnegan's Market, an old-school country market offering antiques, homemade furniture, and merchandise from local artisans and produce sellers. Take advantage of this day to get out of the city and spend some time reconnecting to nature, community, and yourself.

  • 1hr yoga session in the orchard led by Jennifer Maagendans

  • Organic Apple picking (6lbs bag included)

  • Freshly pressed apple juice

  • Vegetarian lunch prepared with local products

Saturday, September 28th, 2019
(registration by September 21st)
10am - Yoga
11:15am - Apple Picking
12pm - Lunch
2pm - Finnegan's Market

$65 + taxes (everything included)

Husbands/wives & kids welcome - $40 partners, $20 kids (includes lunch & apple picking). There will be a treasure hunt for kids during the yoga class. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Directions: Montreal-Hudson (45 mins)
AUT-40 West toward Hull/Ottawa (50 km)
Exit 17, Turn right onto Rte-201 / Montée Lavigne
Right onto Main Rd
Arrive at 839 Chemin Main, Hudson, QC J0P, Canada
http://vergerhudson.com/

Jivamukti Intensive Weekend with Jules Febre

Jivamukti Intensive Weekend with Jules Febre

Jivamukti Intensive Weekend with Jules Febre
Friday, November 1st, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm — Open Class

Jules Open Class

Whether students are beginners or more experienced, a Jivamukti Open class is open to all. Students practice at their own pace, following verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Āsana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. An Open Class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include a well-rounded sequence creatively designed by Jules. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role.

Open to all levels.
$25 + tax

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 2:00-4:30pm — Warriors and Sages

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The Sanskrit name of an āsana is non different from that being invoked by the sound made when voicing the name. Vīrāsana, Vīrabhadrāsana, Vasiṣṭhāsana, Aṣṭāvakrāsana are just some of the forms we take of warriors and sages. This class will delve into some of the stories behind these forms perhaps adding a new dimension to the sound and feeling of the āsana. Get ready to be a sweaty sage… or warrior… or both.

Open to all levels.
Mostly āsana, some chanting and meditation.
$60 + tax ($55 + tax by October 26th)

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, 2:00-4:30pm — Bird Poses

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A Jivamukti vinyasa warm-up prepares us for several potent āsanas, chosen for their ability to inspire compassion for winged beings. We’ll review Eagle, Peacock, Crow, Crane, and Pigeon, and see how assuming the vibrational essence of another being helps awareness grow.

Vigorous and open to all.
$60 + tax ($55 + tax by October 27th)

$135 + tax ($108 + tax by October 25th)

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Jules Febre was born and raised in a section of New York City known as the Lower East Side. At the age of 13, Jules spent three months in India; two of which were spent in Mysore studying Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. During that time he was invited to share satsang with Swami Nirmalananda and Shyam Das, two radical yogis that have each contributed greatly to the progression of yoga in the West. At the age of 16 Jules began working at the Jivamukti Yoga School helping to clean, and is now considered one of the leading teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga method, teaching the method worldwide as well as facilitating at the very highly regarded teacher training programs.

Jules travels and teaches for a major part of each year, including Europe, Australia, Asia, and more. His classes offer a wide range and depth of understanding of Yoga Āsana as well as Meditation, Chanting, and Yoga Philosophy. 

Teaching yoga is Jules’ passion. He is grateful to his teachers, Sharonji (Gannon), Davidji (Life) who he has had the privilege of studying with for over 15 years, for igniting his devotion to the Jivamukti Yoga practice and for inspiring countless students around the world. 

“Much of our time is spent in a virtual world of computers, phones and many other automated transactions. We are always choosing how to spend our time, which shapes our lives. The power of coming together, of sharing ideas, insights and practicing āsana lends one to become more receptive. As we undertake this journey, we may do so together and thus together we come to realize the vastness of our existence.”—Jules Febre


Yoga & Surf Retreat with Frances & Francesca

Yoga & Surf Retreat with Frances & Francesca

Yoga & Surf Retreat in Nicaragua with Frances Vicente & Francesca Knowles
Saturday February 22nd - Saturday February 29th, 2020

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, relaxation and contemplation.

There will also be the opportunity to surf at your own cost; rent a board and head out on your own, or take a personalized class with a surf instructor.

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. 


SAMPLE SCHEDULE

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*Saturday, February 22nd - ARRIVAL
*Saturday, February 29th - DEPARTURE


INCLUDED

7 Nights Accommodation

Vegan & Vegetarian Meals

2 Daily Yoga Classes

 

Karma Activity

Airport Transportation

 

NOT INCLUDED

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PRICES

 

EARLY BIRD
(by November 1st, 2019)
SINGLE OCCUPANCY $1,650 USD pp*
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $1,350 USD pp*
TRIPLE OCCUPANCY $1,300 USD pp*
QUAD OCCUPANCY $1,275 USD pp*

REGULAR
(by January 1st, 2020)
SINGLE OCCUPANCY $1,850 USD pp*
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $1,550 USD pp*
TRIPLE OCCUPANCY$1,500 USD pp*
QUAD OCCUPANCY $1,475 USD pp*

 

*Prices are per person.
**A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 USD is required to reserve your spot.
***Please note that airfare and travel insurance are not included in the prices.


BOOK THIS RETREAT

For additional information or to reserve your space in the retreat please complete the form below.

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The first 5 people to register will receive a surprise Luna gift bag!
View our PDF Welcome and Info package here.


Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Please note that your $500 USD deposit is final, non-refundable and non-transferrable.

  • Any remaining balance is due January 1st for the regular price and by November 1st for early bird rate.

  • If cancellation is made 60 days prior to the departure date and the amount has been paid in full, a refund for the balance only (excluding the deposit) will be issued as long as your space is filled by someone on the waitlist.

  • No credits or refunds if cancellation is not received at least 60 days prior 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.