Workshops

Spring Session

Friday Night iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is a relaxation practice which allows participants to lie down and rest deeply through guided meditation based on teachings from the yoga tradition and current research. It can be used to develop an inner resource to help navigate and transform negative emotions and thought patterns, calm the nervous system, and foster a deep capacity to meet life as it presents itself. iRest Yoga Nidra is especially effective in reducing stress, chronic pain, sleep issues, anxiety, and the effects of trauma and PTSD. Please bring a large blanket and an eye pillow (also available to purchase at the studio).

Date: April 17, May 22, June 19
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $25.00 + HST

Spring Session

Restorative Exercise 6-Week Series

Restorative Exercise encompasses all aspects of movement – frequency, habits, limitations and alignment – and examines how we respond to the various loads and forces we’re constantly receiving and adapting to throughout our lifetime. In this series, we will practice ‘correctives’ or micro-movements to uncover deeply-set tension patterns, strengthen weak areas and help to restore our body to a more natural way of moving. We will also discuss lifestyle changes that can support our movement outdoors and keep our body in a state of regeneration. New students and those with previous experience are welcome – new content is always added!

Date: Saturdays, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 23 & 30
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Teacher: Andrea Michaluk
Fee: $150.00 + HST for 6 classes

Winter Session

Adaptive Movement for Hip & Knee Care

Frustrated with hip & knee pain and wondering how to keep active without making your joints feel worse? Join Joanne, a certified yoga therapist, for an adaptive class designed to help you strengthen and stabilize the muscles in the hip & leg chain and build core stability to place less pressure on the knees while reducing pain levels. In addition to learning how to move optimally, mindfulness and relaxation practices will also be included to help you with pain management. A small class size guarantees individual attention, support and problem-solving for your unique challenges. This class is suitable for those preparing for, recovering from, or trying to avoid joint replacement surgery.  Please note that if you are joining late in the session, we will pro-rate your registration for the remaining weeks.  Please send an email to info@andreasoosyoga.com to confirm your attendance.  Late payments may be made in person at the studio.

Date: Wednesdays, January 8 to April 8
Time: 2:00-3:15 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $350.00 + HST for 14 weeks

Spring Session

Pain Management 4-Week Series

Pain is complex and costly on many levels. While we first experience it as physical sensation, the longer we live with pain, the more it can affect our mind, body and spirit. Chronic or persistent pain can take control over time, limiting our activities and the choices we make about how we want to live. Advances in Western medicine have increased our understanding of pain and the nervous system, and adding the perspective of yoga therapy offers an integrated approach to using movement and mindfulness practices to manage and decrease pain. Join Joanne, a certified yoga therapist, in this 4-week series to learn meditation practices, breathing techniques and gentle movements to help you to manage and gain freedom from your pain.

Date: Mondays, April 20 to May 11
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $100.00 + HST for 4 classes

Spring Session

Therapeutic Movement for Your SI Joints & Low Back

Many of us experience low back pain around the SI (sacroiliac) joint – the bony connection between the bottom of the spine (sacrum) and the pelvic bones (ilia) which transfers load and dynamic forces between the upper & lower body. While it can often feel stuck, unstable or irritated, this amazingly strong, form-closed joint is surrounded by a high density of muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, blood vessels & nerves which can all impact our experience of this complex area. In this workshop, we’ll explore simple exercises to feel the connections between your upper and lower body and learn how novel, varied movement and adding load can help to ease SI joint discomfort. We will also discuss pain science and consider how our experience of low back pain doesn’t always indicate where the problem is.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $75.00 + HST

Winter Session

Friday Night Restorative Yoga

Enjoy a quiet refuge at the end of the week and rest in gentle poses with the support of bolsters, pillows, blankets and other props for prolonged periods of undisturbed silence. This practice is especially helpful for those dealing with sleep issues, chronic stress & fatigue, illness & injuries, anxiety & depression, or facing major life events. Registration is limited and required in advance. Please bring a large blanket and an eye pillow (also available to purchase at the studio).

Date: Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Michaluk
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $25.00 + HST

Spring Session

Walk Well with Restorative Exercise

Everyone has a unique gait pattern, and while we want to maintain our personal flair, we can also consider basic movement needs when it comes to walking optimally. In this 2 hour walking and foot clinic, we’ll step into the biomechanics and elements of a sustainable, healthy gait - like posterior push off, hip extension and ankle movement. We’ll also discuss footwear and foot care, and practice small, simple movements for our feet that can enhance our experience of walking. Come and learn how our overall body alignment may be contributing to underused feet and unhealthy loads at the knee. Let's get walking well this Spring!

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Teacher: Andrea Michaluk
Fee: $50.00 + HST

Spring Session

Friday Night Restorative Yoga

Enjoy a quiet refuge at the end of the week and rest in gentle poses with the support of bolsters, pillows, blankets and other props for prolonged periods of undisturbed silence. This practice is especially helpful for those dealing with sleep issues, chronic stress & fatigue, illness & injuries, anxiety & depression, or facing major life events. Registration is limited and required in advance. Please bring a large blanket and an eye pillow (also available to purchase at the studio).

Date: May 1, June 1
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Michaluk
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $25.00 + HST

Winter Session

Friday Night iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is a relaxation practice which allows participants to lie down and rest deeply through guided meditation based on teachings from the yoga tradition and current research. It can be used to develop an inner resource to help navigate and transform negative emotions and thought patterns, calm the nervous system, and foster a deep capacity to meet life as it presents itself. iRest Yoga Nidra is especially effective in reducing stress, chronic pain, sleep issues, anxiety, and the effects of trauma and PTSD. Please bring a large blanket and an eye pillow (also available to purchase at the studio).

Date: Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 20
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $25.00 + HST

Spring Session

Yoga for Anxiety & Stress Reduction

Many of us experience stress & anxiety in response to our immediate, personal challenges, as well as ongoing world events, which can cause both mental and physical uneasiness. In this workshop, we will explore soothing somatic practices, playful task-based movement, restorative yoga poses and iRest Yoga Nidra to down-regulate the nervous system, create a sense of safety and promote emotional balance. Learn practical skills you can incorporate in to your daily life to help you pause, engage, and meet yourself where you’re at while bringing calm to body & mind, even during difficult times.

Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $75.00 + HST

Winter Session

Yoga for Anxiety 4-Week Series

For those living with chronic stress & anxiety, yoga has been shown to be an effective adjunct to other prescribed therapies, and invites embodiment, or ‘feeling’ the body, which helps to redirect our attention away from narrative loops that can hijack our mind and elicit uncomfortable physical symptoms. This 4-week series will introduce soothing somatic practices, playful task-based movement, restorative poses, mindfulness and iRest Yoga Nidra to relieve tension, calm the nervous system and promote emotional balance. Learn practical skills you can incorporate into your daily life to help you pause, feel your body, and nourish peace of mind.

Date: Thursdays, March 5 to 26
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Teacher: Andrea Soos
Fee: $150.00 + HST

Winter Session

Get to Know Your Core and Pelvic Floor!

We hear lots about "core" and "pelvic floor" in the health & fitness world, but how many of us know exactly what these terms mean?  The pelvic floor is an important part of your core, and core and pelvic floor health is connected to the function of your body as a whole. Join Joanne to expand your understanding of “core strength” with basic anatomy of the core and pelvic floor, their relationships to the rest of the body, and simple exercises to improve these relationships and increase stability & mobility.

Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Teacher: Joanne Hudspith
Fee: $75.00 + HST

 

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