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Morning Yoga – Spring 2019

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Get up and get moving.
 
Twelve powerful yoga classes. 
Asana. Pranayama. Meditation. Mantra.
Unroll your yoga mat at 6:45am 
Set yourself up for an invigorating day

Happy Spring Yogis!

A new morning series is coming at you, starting April 23, 2019.

Jump out of bed and meet me at Taiga Yoga Studio for 645am practice.

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Morning Yoga Workshop – October 2018

Happy almost-autumn yogis! I’m teaching another morning workshop this fall in Yellowknife, NT at Taiga Yoga and Therapy Centre.

The workshop is 12 classes, each an hour long. The sequences will be based on familiar yoga poses, but will have advanced options. Beginner yoga students are welcome to sign up, but please be prepared for a challenge!

Hope to see you all on the mat on Tuesday October 9 at 645am!

Early bird price: $155

Promo Code: GetStarted

Register at taigayoga.com

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Workshop: Yoga for Beginners

Have you been thinking about trying yoga? This spring, sign up for a six-class series that will demystify the language of yoga and give you the confidence to join any yoga class.

The practice of yoga can be incorporated into your lifestyle at any age and regardless of your fitness level. Experienced athletes and fitness newbies will benefit equally from these classes! Each class will include a challenging yoga sequence, time for questions and a discussion about how yoga benefits your body, mind and spirit.

Taiga Yoga, Yellowknife NT

Monday and Wednesday 7-8pm

June 4 – 20, 2018

$120

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New workshop: twelve days of sun salutations

The summer solstice is nearly upon us! Celebrate the beginning of summer with a special 12-class morning yoga series. Greet the sun every morning with a vigorous ashtanga-inspired yoga practice. Each one-hour session will be a full practice, but with a special daily focus on each of the 12 poses of the sun salutations.
All body types and experience levels will be challenged. Students will learn the name of each pose and benefits of doing the poses in sequence. Also, options to modify will be provided.
Note that other poses will be included in the daily practice, but the focus will be on the value of practicing sun salutations.
A disciplined daily practice with a focus on repetition will be emphasized.
Tuesday May 23 – Friday June 8, 2018
645-745am at Taiga Yoga Studio in Yellowknife
To register:
http://www.taigayoga.com/workshops/2018/6/4/solstice-intensive-morning-sun-salutation-series
Meet you on the mat!
For more details about sun salutations, see the following tutorial:
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Upcoming workshop: Yoga for Athletes

On Tuesday, August 1 I’m teaching a brand new workshop: Yoga for Athletes. The workshop will:

  1. Explain and discuss different types of yoga poses so that athletes have a foundational understanding of safe alignment
  2. Examine and practice the meditative aspect of yoga so that athletes recognize the value of a quiet and introspective practice.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how the physical practice of yoga will complement your sport. You’ll learn the difference between yin, restorative, power and flow classes. We’ll also go over some physical alignment cues so that you understand how common yoga poses are supposed to feel and so that you can safely practice yoga in any setting. By practicing yoga, you will develop awareness of your body, and start to notice how your muscles and joints move together to facilitate dynamic athletic movement. Your yoga practice is like self-induced physical therapy: you will learn how to take care of yourself so that you can prevent injury and develop strength and agility.

In addition to the physical part of the practice, we will examine and practice the meditative aspect of yoga. Many athletes ask me about yoga classes and a common misconception is that yoga is “just stretching,” and an activity that is done quickly after a vigorous workout. The second intention of this workshop is to illustrate how a regular yoga practice is a tool for the formidable mental challenges that athletes encounter. Athletes tend to be task-driven and motivated people. The physical part of training takes precedence because results and accomplishments are easy to gauge. But the mental commitment and determination to do what isn’t easy is half the battle.

I believe that the application of meditation and a quiet practice to a training schedule can help athletes focus on their goals and understand their reasons for sacrificing so much in the name of sport. Furthermore, the mental fortitude afforded by a yoga practice gives athletes the strength to continue with a gruelling training schedule. The practice of yoga provides an opportunity to check in with the self and see how the mind and body are coping with the daily demands of training. The clarity that emerges from the practice can reveal to the athlete what is needed to continue with the training to win the game, finish the race or push to a loftier goal.

My athletic background includes many individual sports. In 2015, I finished a half ironman and I’m currently training for a full ironman. I’ll be competing in Florida in November 2017. Yoga has always been part of my training regime, and the practice provides me with strength and agility in addition to the always-necessary mental fortitude to train daily for an athletic challenge.

I hope to see you at Taiga Yoga Studio for this Yoga for Athletes workshop.

Tuesday, August 1 at 630pm.

$55 + GST

 

 

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June 2017 – Morning Yoga at Taiga Yoga

I’ll be teaching another morning yoga series at Taiga Yoga in Yellowknife next month.

Meet me on the mat at 7am every Mon, Tue, Wed and Thur starting June 5, 2017.

I will be teaching sequences that are inspired by the Ashtanga primary series and you can expect strict attention to alignment (to keep you safe in the poses) and individual feedback (because every student has a unique body). This will be 50 minutes of yoga each morning and at least five minutes of the practice will focus on pranayama (breathing exercises).

You can expect an invigorating yoga practice that will challenge beginner and advanced students alike. As always, there will be a weekly email which will elaborate on some theme that I discussed during the week.

I’m also very excited to let you know that I just finished 25 hours of training with renowned Ashtanga teacher Manju Jois. Most of his teaching focused on how to offer safe adjustments to students and I am looking forward to sharing these hands-on adjustments with you. Of course, adjustments are always optional:)

To register, please go to www.taigayoga.com 

$195 + GST before May 29th (promocode: AMPowerEarlyBird)

$225 + GST after May 29th

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Sweet Summer Flow

Sweet Summer Flow

July 5-28, 2016

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

7-745am

Get up early and get on to your yoga mat!

Embrace the daylight and sunshine in the heart of the summer by starting your day with a vigorous yoga practice.

This workshop will consist of twelve energetic flowing yoga classes that will challenge beginner and experienced students alike. The focus of each class will be on using pranayama (breath) to move between poses. Strict attention to alignment will be encouraged so that students can safely move into challenging yoga poses.

Included in the workshop is a weekly email that will explain some of the ideas that are presented during the practice.

Cost: $145 + GST

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Power Into Spring

Spring is here and Power Yoga morning sessions are back!

This year’s sessions will be better than ever. I’m currently upgrading my teaching skills with 300 hours of Jivamukti and Ashtanga yoga teacher training. I can’t wait to share all my new knowledge with you!

When: M/W/F 7-745 am for six weeks.

Starts Monday April 11, 2016!

What: Power yoga is a combination of dynamic breathing and powerful flowing movement, creating a high-heat, high-energy workout. Throughout the sequence, we will focus on unwinding tight joints, developing balance and building core strength.

What to expect:

  • Flowing sequences. We’ll start slowly, integrating breath with movement and creating heat (tapas) in the body. We’ll work up to an energetic flowing practice.
  • Core! Each class will have 100 core poses strategically incorporated. Some will be easy, some might be really challenging, but we’re a team and we’ll do them together!
  • Accessible language: Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, you will benefit from clear instruction on each pose. Clear and simple descriptions of every pose will help you understand why we’re doing what we do!

Where: Taiga Yoga in Yellowknife NT.

4916 49th street 867-766-2881 or 867 445 4706

There are mats to borrow or bring your own.

Price: $288 for 18 classes.

Register in person at Taiga Yoga or online

www.taigayoga.com 

Meet you on the mat!