Calmar Hall and Ashtanga Muse in Edmonton - April 13 - 15, 2018
Two yoga communities are co-hosting this action packed weekend workshop. Registration information is coming soon. Some of the sessions descriptions may change slightly but this is what we are thinking. This workshop sold out last year, so make sure you register early to avoid missing out!
Friday evening - Welcome and Upside Down - 2 hours
We will open our workshop with an introduction and short stories from Janet about her journey into yoga practices as a method for healing chronic pain and patterns of injury. Next we will take a short review of foundational concepts in Ashtanga Yoga and how to integrate them into our asana practice.
Be prepared to turn your perspective upside down to develop confidence and strength in arm balances. Yoga practices and Ashtanga based movement will warm the body and prepare the mind for an exploration of arm balances. This session will be fun and appropriate for practitioners with all levels of experience.
Saturday morning - Mysore and Community - 2 hours
A well-rounded experience. We will open with meditation and chanting followed by a Mysore style practice. Once practice is complete, we will meet in the Community space for tea and cookies while Janet gives a lecture on the importance of seasonal living and how to integrate yoga practices into every day life. We will make time for Questions & Answers, so if you have specific questions about your practice please email them to Janet ahead of time.
Saturday afternoon - Intermediate Backbending
Backbending is a stimulating, invigorating and challenging part of our practice. In this workshop we will look at how to backbend in a way that keeps the body out of pain and moving towards balance of the back and front bodies. Bring your bandhas, this is going to be fun!
Saturday late afternoon - Open body, Open mind
A guided yin and focus based practice to develop openings deep within the body. We will explore common restrictions in the physical body and develop a set of enhancements to soften our physical expression of postures, deepen our awareness of energetic patterns and ease resistance of the mind. Wear comfy clothes to stay warm.
Sunday - Extended Primary Series
We will move and breathe as a group through Primary Series and add on the first ten postures or so from Intermediate Series. This class is open to all students who are comfortable in Primary Series and interested in exploring Intermediate.
Past workshop - Yoga Cold Lake 2016
This workshop was deep and very well organized. We had students come from all over Northern Alberta to share in practice and community over this weekend. The community in Cold Lake is one of the friendliest I have ever taught in, and many of the students arrived with siblings, mothers and children. The spirit of yoga is alive and well in Cold Lake, I highly recommend practicing up there if you have the opportunity. Did I mention they have a Mysore Program? The teachers are strong leaders, experienced practitioners and dedicated to learning - totally worth the trip!!