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Drop-in Courses Workshops

Mindful Strength Workshop ($50)

This workshop will highlight the importance of strength and how we can use strength training on our mats to become more resilient in yoga and in life. Movements like squats and push-ups will be explored through an accessible progression that will not only build a foundation of strength, but teach students how to view these movements from the perspective of adaptation. Kathryn will highlight the importance of neurological adaptation, as well as load, fascial continuity, and joint preparation, all with a mindful approach. This workshop is open to all levels, and it will change the way you think about strength.

Kathryn Bruni-Young has been teaching for eleven years, starting out as a preteen following her mother around some of the first yoga studios in Toronto. Kathryn's Mindful Strength approach comes after years of training in yoga, strength training, sensitivity, pilates, and mindfulness. She teaches workshops all over the world and is on the faculty of five Yoga Teacher Training programs in Canada. She is the host of the Mindful Strength Podcast and she has a passion for helping people work with their own strength in new ways.

Teacher: OnSite

First Aid & CPR-C Training ($80)

This basic First Aid & CPR-C course is suitable for those with no previous training and those seeking recertification, and will focus on:

  • Intro to First Aid and ABC Priorities
  • Heat Emergencies
  • Heart Attack & Angina
  • Fainting (Unconscious Breathing Victim)
  • Shock
  • External Bleeding
  • Infant, Child & Adult CPR (CPR-C)
  • Victim and Scene Management
  • Scenario Practice

Teacher: Carly

Teachers Workshop: Body Positivity & Teaching Yoga for Bigger Bodied People

This is a training for yoga and movement teachers looking to better understand what it means to be body positive and inclusive. Using the framework of Health At Every Size, we’ll deconstruct myths and common cultural perceptions around weight and health.

If your training didn’t cover ways to make yoga practice adaptive and inclusive to bigger bodied people, this workshop will help fill in those gaps. You’ll learn modifications for various bodies and practice verbalizing instructions in a way that helps everyone feel included. You’ll leave with tangible tools better serve folks of all shapes and sizes in your classes.

Teacher: Emma

Building a Home Practice ($50)

Whether practicing at home is something you've wanted to add to your life but you just don't know where to start, or you have a home practice and you want tools to go deeper, this workshop will be useful and inspiring.

Join us for a discussion on:

  • Setting strong intentions and finding motivation to practice
  • Overcoming obstacles to practicing
  • Setting up physical practice space
  • Tools for practice
  • Sequencing of postures and key principles of alignment
You'll leave empowered and equipped to start a home practice that challenges, supports, and nurtures you through thick and thin.

Teacher: Monica

Seeds of Intention: a Yoga & Nature Retreat

Guided by Monica Sheridan and Kristina Domsic at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre

$365+hst by April 10$415+hst as of April 11

Take time to unplug and reconnect with yourself and nature for a weekend at the beautiful Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre. Slow down and cultivate the inner space you need to better meet the challenges of everyday life. Explore a mindful connection to nature through the practices of yoga, meditation, and forest therapy. You’ll leave the retreat with a variety of nourishing self-care practices to bring into your daily life.

Harmony Dawn is a gorgeous centre situated on the shores of beautiful Rice Lake in Northumberland County. It is surrounded by 50 acres of rolling meadows and healing forest, with many beautiful walking trails. Built with mindfulness to environmental impact, beauty, and sustainable materials, the Centre is entirely self-sustaining with renewable energy. Harmony Dawn was voted one of the greenest buildings in Canada. Because the Centre is off the grid, there is a calm and quiet in the building and surrounding natural area that is deeply rejuvenating. Their vision is to provide an ideal environment for self transformation and renewal as well as giving guests an experience of a greener, more sustainable and attainable future.

Facilities include a cozy gathering space, a beautiful dining room overlooking the woods, a bright practice room facing a meadow, high-efficiency bathrooms, and comfortable dorm-style sleeping quarters. Everyone leaves the Centre raving about the amazing vegetarian food by Nicola Lawrence James, chef and co-founder of Harmony Dawn.

Read all the details on our website.

Drop-in Courses Workshops