wellness

This is a distinctive time in all of our lives. Very few people alive today have lived through a global pandemic before now, and certainly none of the currently pregnant or newly pregnant people have. We are all navigating this together and for the very first time so we don’t know whether or not there is a “right” or “best” way to do it and if there is, what that might be.

Whether we are aware of it or not, movement is a form of medicine and staying active helps reduce stress and anxiety. Getting your heart rate up and sweating once a day releases the feel good endorphins that I’m going to go ahead and say, we could probably all use right about now. 

One of the first things adults are anxious to teach a young person is sharing. Apparently greed is still a deadly sin, and we hate to see our kids deny siblings or friends a chance to try their toys. But this makes sense because the ability to distribute and sometimes ration food and supplies was a survival skill for our ancestors

This issue about community is the perfect time to present two challenges to the community that centre on being vulnerable and allowing ourselves to see and be seen with others.

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Time: 
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Francesca in learning more about your doshas or your Ayurvedic type. This energy explains why we sleep when we do, what we should eat for optimum health, why and how we are different from our partners and children and how we can learn to respect their energy and have some understanding about how they move through the world as well as ourselves. Different energies need different things to maintain harmony within ourselves.  

This workshop will begin with a self-administered test to show you more about who you are.  

$29+gst.

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Essential Yoga's Francesca ter Poorten in discovering how to teach a Core Class that energizes your students and teaches them how to use the core muscles properly. Discover how important the core is, which muscles are the right ones to strengthen to stay injury-free and how to relay that information to your students. This session will leave you confident to teach a full hour core class safely and with style.

$160. 8 hours of CE hours with Yoga Alliance or add to your 500-hour journey at Essential Yoga.

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 
12:00pm - 3:00pm

You may or may not believe in the more esoteric aspects of yoga but the chakras are a great starting point to learning more about yourself from enjoying more abundance in your life and enjoying yourself to finding grace in your life for a more powerful experience. All of this evolution leads to you being the best you possible, and that's what this workshop is all about. Get excited about learning more about yourself through your energy centers.

Cost is $25. Register online.

There is a spot on the Old Growth Trail heading up to Island Lake Lodge where the cedars make a perfect circle. If you connect your body to the pine needles on the ground and quiet your mind you can lose yourself in the sound of a nearby creek and sight of swaying trees towering over you. It is a magical place and living proof that nature is therapy. 

A few Key Points for bike fit and a handful of exercises to keep you “balanced” off the bike. 

As much as I love all of the seasons, spring holds a special place in my heart. A time of year that signifies new growth, fresh starts and warmer days. The magical time of year when for many, spending longer durations outside becomes possible.