Special Events and Workshops

Event Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017

Starts Friday, October 27th from 12- 1 pm with Robin Thompson and runs six weeks - $75 plus HST

Bring your little bundle with you! There is an option in this class to practice with, or alongside your baby. Strengthen your body and realign your muscles. This class ends with an optional guided baby massage by Mom or Dad.  Best suited for babies who are not yet crawling/ moving too quickly. 

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/1293/book

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28th from 10:30-12:30 with Kim Robertson - $25 plus HST

Join Kim Robertson for a two hour workshop covering the basics of a Vinyasa Flow class.  Workshop commonly taught postures, discuss the typical timeline of a class, and make time to chat about the things we never get to ask...but are always on our minds.  Bring questions, a sense of humour, and an open mind.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/3174/book

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday, November 4th from 1-4 pm with Sara Kelly and Tori Jarvis Grant - $90 plus HST

Join local jewelry designer, Sara Kelly in this three hour workshop using beautiful, high quality gemstones and crystals to make your very own Mala.  OTM's Tori Jarvis Grant will start the workshop with a 45 minute intention based slow flow designed to encourage connection to self.  Sara will then lead participants through the history and meaning of the gems, and teach students how to incorporate them in to their daily lives.  Connect to what inspires you and build a Mala that reflects a beautifully authentic you.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/2387/book

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18th with SuryaChandra from 6 pm-9:30 pm - $20 plus HST

Join SuryaChandra for an enchanting yogic journey that explores the healing power of conscious movement, breath and sacred sound. You will be gently guided to the heart of your inner sanctuary accompanied by mantra chanting, yogic postures, earth-based wisdom and meditation. Stay on after your yoga practice for a blissful and ancient ecstatic hour of call-and-response chanting.  Accompanied by a rich musical soundscape of harp, guitar, dilruba, harmonium, mandola, bass, drums and other beautiful instruments, we will chant Sanskrit mantras, inviting them to penetrate deeply into our hearts. Come and chant. Leave with a greater feeling of ease, joy, and aliveness.

 

SuryaChandra (the Sun and the Moon) is a spiritual music ensemble that explores the healing power of sound through devotional chants. The members have been leading Kirtan (call-and-response mantra chanting), a beautiful way of connecting with the Universal, for between 15 and 30 years.  They also offer Hatha Yoga and Sound Healing workshops accompanied by live music. The group is based in Nova Scotia and has been touring in various parts of North America and in Asia since 2012. They have had the honour of sharing their practice at Bhaktifest in California, the Montreal Chant Festival and other similar gatherings.To know more about SuryaChandra, please visit: www.suryachandra.net and www.facebook.com/suryachandramusic

 
https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/3253/book

 

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18th from 2-4 pm with Ryan Young - $40 plus HST

Join Ryan Young, OTM's in house Mobility Expert, Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist and RMT for a two hour workshop that explores your body's unique opportunities to improve mobility, and harness strength in order to progress your yoga practice.  Work on body awareness, coordination and stamina as you are guided through fun and out of the box exercises that explore range of motion and functional movement. This workshop will change the way you think about moving on your mat forever.

 

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/3313/book

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saturday, November 25th from 11am-1pm with Estelle Thomson - $34 plus HST

Are you ready to ride the flame?  Begin the workshop with a fire themed class with special pranayama, mudras and essential oils. Integrate the concept of Agni and it's history within the yoga traditions. Finally, explore intuitive watercolour techniques to re-establish balance. If you are seeking more energy, vitality and gusto...this class is definitely for you. 

*not recommended for Pregnant Women

Price includes yoga, art instruction & all materials included.

https://on-the-mat-yoga.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/2906/book

 

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Yin Series with Michelle Marshall - 1 workshop for $30, or all 3 for $75 plus HST - See Dates Below

This 3 part workshop series is designed to explore the most common yin yoga poses used to target specific areas of the body. In this interactive workshop you will explore the anatomy, and the movements of the targeted areas.  Learn why some poses work better in your body than others, what you should be feeling, and where in the body you should and should not be feeling it.  This workshop is designed for those looking to deepen their existing yin practice, or for those who are looking to round out their vinyasa practice.  This series will leave you with a much clearer understanding and appreciation for all things Yin. 

Sunday, January 21 from 2-4 pm - Quads, Glutes and Hip Flexors

Sunday, February 11 from 2-4 pm -  Adductors and Hamstrings

Sunday April 8 from 2-4 pm - The Spine