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 the Ajna Yoga studios in the Oak Bay Village.


Yoga for Bone Health Workshop: First 12 Poses


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Date: September 19, 2019, 2pm-3:30pm

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 interested in 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 Workshop: Second 12 Poses


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Date: September 26, 2019, 2pm-3:30pm

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 interested in 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.



Marketing with Heart- For Yoga Teachers


Instructor: Nyk Danu

Date: September 28, 2019, 9am-5pm

Tuition: $150 (early bird special $130 before August 29)


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You don’t need to love marketing, you just need to love your Yoga business.

Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, you don’t need to have paid ads or an expert marketing team.

 

Marketing doesn’t need to be pushy, full of hype or feel slimy. It can be authentic, inspiring and uplifting.

 

What if marketing your Yoga business could be respectful, kind, resonant, honest and even fun?

What if you could just be yourself, and because of that attract students that are a perfect fit for you?

 

Maybe you are new Yoga teacher, who has worked and studied hard, gathered your certificates, registered, got your insurance and are eager excited and ready to go.
You know you need a website, social media, etc. but are feeling a bit overwhelmed; you’re not sure where or how to start to market yourself as a Yoga teacher.

 

Or

 

You have been teaching for a while, you’re burnt out and aren’t getting the traction you’d like.
You know you ‘should’ learn how to market your Yoga business, but you keep getting distracted by one more Yoga training or Yoga workshop.
You have tried in the past to market, but it feels like a struggle.
You haven’t gotten results, and you feel lost as to where to focus your marketing efforts?

What You’ll Learn In This Workshop:

 

– What is a niche (and why you need one)
– The keys to effective and inspiring website design
– Why email marketing is still the Queen and how to do it with grace
– The smart ways to use social media instead of letting it use you
– How heartfelt communication is key to connecting with your clients
– Free or inexpensive ways to market your classes, workshops and, events.



SOAP Notes Workshop


Instructor: Jules Payne

Date: October 5,  2019, 1pm-5pm

Tuition: $65 early bird (ends Sept 5th) – $75 after early bird


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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.



Hips & Shoulders Workshop


Instructor: Michelle Schroeder

Date: Saturday, October 19  2019, 1pm-5pm

Tuition:  $65 early bird (ends Sept 19th) – $75 after early bird


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This workshop will focus on finding our core awareness to create integrity and functional alignment for the shoulders and hips.

 

You will learn Yoga Therapy techniques for: – Strengthening and alignment for your shoulders and hips to help recover from injury
– Finding true range of motion in these 2 joints
– Release techniques to undo holding patterns for the hips and shoulders

 

You will walk away with new insight on how to care for these two ball and socket joints so you can continue to care for your own body or offer these techniques to your clients for yoga teachers.

 

 

This workshop is open to all levels of yoga students.



Yoga Therapy for Pelvic Health


Instructor: Regina Pfeifer

Date: November 2,  2019, 1pm-5pm

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.



 Sacroiliac Joint Workshop


Instructor: Jules Payne

Date: Saturday, November 23,  2019, 1pm-5pm

Tuition: $75 for entire workshop or $60 for 1-3:30pm ($65 early bird price until October 23 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.

 

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.