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.


Hybrid Joint Therapeutics Workshops (Package of all 6)


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Oct 19- Nov 23, 2022

Every Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm,

Tuition: $250


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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 90 minute interactive presentation on joint anatomy and function, and a 90 minute yoga practice to explore alignment, poses and modifications that support joint strength, stability and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as hybrid, with 8 in-person spots and online zoom participants. The recording will available to participants for 30 days. This course counts as 18 CEC hours (3 hours per workshop).
Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Hybrid Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Feet and Ankles


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Oct 19, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $50


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This single workshop on the feet and ankles is part of the series of six workshops aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 90 minute interactive presentation on joint anatomy and function, and a 90 minute yoga practice to explore alignment, poses and modifications that support joint strength, stability and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as hybrid, with 8 in-person spots and online zoom participants. The recording will be available to participants for 30 days. This course counts as 18 CEC hours (3 hours per workshop).
Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Hybrid Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Knees


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Oct 26, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $50


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This single workshop on the knees is part of the series of six workshops aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 90 minute interactive presentation on joint anatomy and function, and a 90 minute yoga practice to explore alignment, poses and modifications that support joint strength, stability and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as hybrid, with 8 in-person spots and online zoom participants. The recording will be available to participants for 30 days. This course counts as 18 CEC hours (3 hours per workshop).
Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Hybrid Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Hips


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Nov 2, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $50


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This single workshop on the hips is part of the series of six workshops aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 90 minute interactive presentation on joint anatomy and function, and a 90 minute yoga practice to explore alignment, poses and modifications that support joint strength, stability and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as hybrid, with 8 in-person spots and online zoom participants. The recording will be available to participants for 30 days. This course counts as 18 CEC hours (3 hours per workshop).
Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Hybrid Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – The Shoulders


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Nov 9, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $50


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This single workshop on the shoulders is part of the series of six workshops aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 90 minute interactive presentation on joint anatomy and function, and a 90 minute yoga practice to explore alignment, poses and modifications that support joint strength, stability and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as hybrid, with 8 in-person spots and online zoom participants. The recording will be available to participants for 30 days. This course counts as 18 CEC hours (3 hours per workshop).
Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



Hybrid Single Joint Therapeutics Workshop – Hands and Wrists


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Nov 23, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $50


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This single workshop on the neck is part of the series of six workshops aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 90 minute interactive presentation on joint anatomy and function, and a 90 minute yoga practice to explore alignment, poses and modifications that support joint strength, stability and movement literacy. All levels welcome. This series will be offered as hybrid, with 8 in-person spots and online zoom participants. The recording will be available to participants for 30 days. This course counts as 18 CEC hours (3 hours per workshop).
Props: yoga mat; chair; strap; block; tennis ball (optional: squash ball, blanket)



20 hour (IN PERSON) TCTSY Foundational Training – Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga


Instructor: Sarah Holmes de Castro

Dates: Nov 18-20, 2022

Friday 5-8pm

Sat & Sun 9am-12pm & 2-6pm

Tuition: $295-$470


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These 20-hour Foundational Trainings from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (Brookline, MA) are intended to support yoga teachers and therapists to make their work more trauma-informed and to support those working in the mental health field to bring the body into treatment when working with people affected by PTSD, developmental and/or complex trauma.
The training will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement and breath practices, and will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of trauma sensitive yoga, and how they relate to any anti-oppressive and trauma sensitive work.
TCTSY has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and hatha yoga.
In 2017, TCTSY became the first dedicated yoga program listed as an evidence-based program/practice for the treatment of psychological trauma. By focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY allows participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of trauma.
This is the primary pre-training required to apply to the 300-hour Certification Program in TCTSY. Topics of study include:
Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience (Interoceptive Theory)
• Neurophysiology & Biology of Stress and Trauma (How Trauma Impacts the Brain)
• Spectrum of Trauma Impacts & Complex Trauma as Lived Experience
• Power, Oppression, & Intersectionality
• Building Trauma Sensitive Relationships
• TCTSY Practice and Practice Facilitation
• Key Elements of TCTSY Methodology
• Challenges in Implementing TCTSY
• Overview of Research & Studies on TCTSY

Approved for CECs
Foundational Trainings are approved for 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CECs)and 18.5 CECs with International Association of Yoga Therapists

*Please note, if there are changes in COVID19 public health guidance there is the possibility of this training shifting to an online format. Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

Payment:

$295 (Scholarship Rate – a limited number available for each training, reserved for people who experience systemic oppression and would otherwise not be able to afford to access due to debt/unemployment/underemployment)

$425 (Regular Rate – pays for you. Designed for people able to meet their basic needs)

$470 (Pay-it-Forward rate – contributes to the scholarship rate and increases access. Designed for people able to comfortably meet all of their basic needs as well as having some expendable income).



Hybrid Yoga for Bone Health Workshop


Instructor: Agi Mallory

Dates: Nov 30, 2022

Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuition: $50


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Join Agi for a special interactive workshop on the benefits of practicing yoga for osteopenia, osteoporosis, or building bone strength.
Learn how yoga can help to improve balance and prevent falls & fractures, and participate in a 90-minute class that focuses on poses and modifications designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance & coordination, and build bone density.
Suitable for all levels.
This workshop will be offered hybrid, with 8 in person spots available and live zoom participants. The recording will be available to participants for 30 days.
This course counts as 3 CEC hours.
Props: yoga mat, chair, strap, block, blanket.



Falling into Practice (In Person)


Instructor: Elena Henwood

Dates: TBA

Tuition:


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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.