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.


Joint Therapeutics Workshops


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13 &Feb 20 1:45pm-3:15pm

Tuition: $25 per workshop or $120 for the full series


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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. No previous yoga experience required.

 

Thursdays from 1:45 – 3:15 pm:
Feet + Ankles ~ January 16th
Knees ~ January 23th
Hips ~ January 30th
Shoulders ~ February 6th
Neck ~ February 13th
Hands and Wrists ~ February 20



All About Yin Workshop


Instructor: Nyk Danu

Dates: Feb 23  6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuition: $45


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Yin Yoga (aka the quiet Yoga) has been gaining in popularity. But what is Yin Yoga and how is it different than other forms of Yoga?
What are the benefits of adding Yin Yoga to Yoga to your practice?

 

 

In This workshop you will Learn:
– Yin Yoga practice guidelines
– Yin Yang theory
– A brief history of Yin Yoga
– What is Yin Yoga’s secret super-power
– What is Qi
– What are meridians



 Sacroiliac Joint Workshop


Instructor: Jules Payne

Date: TBA

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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.



Ayurveda Cooking for Self Healing: An Introduction


Instructor: Sarada Pranav Jagannath

Dates: tba

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Ayurveda is a 5000-year old lineage of holistic medicine that comes from India. It applies to practically any style of cooking, culture or circumstance. Ayurveda says, “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use, when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
This holistic way of cooking introduces you the fascinating world of healing spices and herbs.

 

In this workshop you will:
• Learn Ayurvedic principles
• Learn about your Doshas
• Savour the six tastes
• Explore healing cooking secrets
• Have an interactive culinary experience

You shall learn how to cook 2 Vegetarian recipes and get to eat them all and alongside some extra Ayurvedic tips for winter
What to bring: Lots of enthusiasm and a good appetite! You do not need any prior knowledge about Ayurveda to participate in this workshop. Let’s make it a fun, delicious afternoon that will give you new level of confidence and nourishment in your kitchen. Sarada Pranav Jagannath is a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner, Counselling Psychologist and a Yoga Teacher. She was greatly fortunate to have been introduced to Ayurveda at an young age by her grand father, an Ayurvedic doctor. Bringing her intrinsic knowledge passed on to her from her ancestors and her passion for Ayurveda and food led her to offer many cooking workshops in New York state, India and Canada in the past 8 years.



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.



Yoga for Bone Health: The First Twelve Poses


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Date: TBA

Tuition: $25


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Come learn or refine the first twelve poses demonstrated to be most effective for building bone density, including modifications. These two workshops are highly encouraged for anyone interestedin participating in Dr. Fishman’s Osteoporosis Dose-Response Study (see his site for more information), or for those interested in refining their alignment and understanding of the poses and how they work to build bone.



Yoga for Bone Health: The Second Twelve Poses


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Date: TBA

Tuition: $25


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Come learn or refine the second twelve poses demonstrated to be most effective for building bone density, including modifications. These two workshops are highly encouraged for anyone interestedin participating in Dr. Fishman’s Osteoporosis Dose-Response Study (see his site for more information), or for those interested in refining their alignment and understanding of the poses and how they work to build bone.