Public Workshops

These workshops are open to everyone.

 

Some workshops count as continuing education credits (CEC) for the Yoga Alliance.

 

All workshops are held at Ajna Yoga studio in the Oak Bay Village.


Online Joint Therapeutics Workshops (Package of all 6)


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: April 13- May 18, 2022

Every Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm,

Tuition: $125


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This series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 30 minute discussion of joint anatomy and function, and a 60 minute yoga practice to explore alignment and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as a live Zoom session, with the recording available to participants.

Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Online Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Feet and Ankles


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: April 13, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm

Tuition: $25


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This single workshop on the feet and ankles is part of the series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 30 minute discussion of joint anatomy and function, and a 60 minute yoga practice to explore alignment and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as a live Zoom session, with the recording available to participants. Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket).



Online Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Knees


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: April 20, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm

Tuition: $25


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This single workshop on the knees is part of the series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 30 minute discussion of joint anatomy and function, and a 60 minute yoga practice to explore alignment and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as a live Zoom session, with the recording available to participants.  Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Online Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Hips


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: April 27, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm

Tuition: $25


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This single workshop on the hips is part of the series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 30 minute discussion of joint anatomy and function, and a 60 minute yoga practice to explore alignment and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as a live Zoom session, with the recording available to participants. Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Online Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Shoulders


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: May 4, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm

Tuition: $25


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This single workshop on the shoulders is part of the series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 30 minute discussion of joint anatomy and function, and a 60 minute yoga practice to explore alignment and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as a live Zoom session, with the recording available to participants. Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Online Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Neck


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: May 11, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm

Tuition: $25


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This single workshop on the neck is part of the series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 30 minute discussion of joint anatomy and function, and a 60 minute yoga practice to explore alignment and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as a live Zoom session, with the recording available to participants. Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Online Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Hands & Wrists


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: May 18, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm

Tuition: $25


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This single workshop on the hands and wrists is part of the series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 30 minute discussion of joint anatomy and function, and a 60 minute yoga practice to explore alignment and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as a live Zoom session, with the recording available to participants. Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Falling into Practice (In Person)


Instructor: Elena Henwood

Dates: June 6-20 2022

Every Monday, 12:15-1:15pm,

Tuition: $79.99


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Learn to bring yourself down before gravity takes you down!
In Canada, 85% of injury-related hospitalizations are due to falls, yet many people are not interested in learning how to fall safely until after they’ve fallen badly.
Using the Feldenkrais MethodTM, students will learn a strategy for bringing themselves down to the floor in an organized way, as well as how to protect their arms and head.
Schedule
Week 1: Bring yourself down to the ground in an organized way with “The Spiral Lesson”
Week 2: Learn “Rolling from the Back into Side-sitting” & combine with “The Spiral Lesson”
Week 3: Practice spiraling & rolling and learn “Rolling onto the back with Arm Slap”.



 Sacroiliac Joint Workshop


Instructor: Jules Payne

Date: TBA

Tuition:


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Open to Studio clients & public as well as Yoga Teachers, Therapists trainees & students. First part for students AND teachers from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Second part for teachers and therapists ONLY ending at 5 pm.

 

Many people are familiar with the sacroiliac joint because of aching low backs. The SI joint is the foundation of the pelvis and the low back. Although there is only meant to be a little movement in this joint, some people experience joint stress that leads to chronic pain. In this workshop, you will learn how to rehabilitate your SI joint.

 

Importantly, you will learn:
1. How to build supporting muscle groups,
2. How yoga can help and hinder your SI joint,
3. SOS rehab techniques for when your pain is at a crisis level.



SOAP Notes Workshop


Instructor: Jules Payne

Date: TBA

Tuition: TBA


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Open to Yoga Therapists and Yoga Therapists in Training.

 

SOAP notes are a standardized documentation tool used in clinical settings. SOAP notes allow health care practitioners to share information about clients in an easily understandable way, even if they work from different perspectives.

 

Creating SOAP notes is a crucial skill for Yoga Therapists, especially if we work in a multi -disciplinary health care clinic. In this workshop, you will learn how to create SOAP notes for your clients. Hands-on practice will ensure that you leave the workshop with confidence in creating SOAP notes. * Note: This is an IAYT approved APD course that can be used for continuing education credits



Yoga Therapy for Pelvic Health


Instructor: Regina Pfeifer

Date: TBA

Tuition: $75 for entire workshop or $60 for 1-3:30pm ($65 early bird price until October 2 for entire workshop or $50 for 1-3:30pm)


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Open to Studio clients & public as well as Yoga Teachers, Therapists trainees & students. First part for students AND teachers from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Second part for teachers and therapists ONLY ending at 5 pm.

 

Anyone interested in Pelvic Health either as a prevention or in support of conditions such as incontinence, prolapse, low-back pain, diastasis recti, pelvic pain. Students should be able to get up and down to the floor. Participants should be prepared to look at anatomy models and illustrations of the pelvis.

 

You will learn breathing that is called pelvic -diaphragmatic breathing. This breath brings more awareness to synergy of muscles required to maintain and improve pelvic health. You will get a better understanding of the muscles, bone structure, connective tissue and ligaments that need to work together for optimal pelvic health. You will find out about the importance of relaxing the muscles involved and why that is a precondition to strengthening the inner core including the pelvic floor.

 

The most common Pelvic Health conditions will be touched on. You go home with an understanding of movements that support healing and those that should be avoided for some conditions. Handouts will be provided.



Online Spiral Lesson


Instructor: Elena Henwood

Date: TBC

Tuition: $25


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In this day and age, sitting on the floor isn’t something many adults do regularly.
In this 75-minute class, you’ll learn a strategy for sitting down on the floor and (bonus!) how to get back up again without putting unnecessary strain on the joints. Especially useful for students of yoga and other forms of exercises that require going down to—and up from—the floor.
With regular practice, “the spiral lesson” is also an important first step towards alleviating fear of falling. Knowing how to bring yourself down to the ground, and feeling comfortable about being on the ground, reduces the chances of falling with rigidity and fear.