UPCOMING SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS
6 week Beginner Yoga Session!
with Jillana Burgess,
Fridays, 10-11:15 am
6 week course, next session starts April 9th
If you’ve been on the fence, or meaning to start a yoga practice, or wondering what yoga really is (and isn’t) all about, then this 6 week Introduction is for you.
Our bodies are sculpted around our habits. Old habits create patterns that can either be healthy or unhealthy, but if you’re feeling stuck, physically or mentally, then the only way to get ‘unstuck’ is to create a new habit! In it simplest form, Yoga, is about Being in your Body. When all else falls away, isn’t it nice to just always know you have a Home to come back to.
Body. Mind. Breath. Your Choice.
This class is for raw beginners, or anyone who is in their first year of yoga practice. We’ll break down each pose, and start from the ground up so that you can build a solid foundation for your practice. Most of the focus will be on Standing poses so that you can learn to access the spine through the length and strength of the arms and legs. As we learn to establish the Leg actions (our ROOTS to the world) we will begin to understand how to lengthen and extend UP through the Spine to limber up and create more Freedom of movement, and spirit.
Cost: 6 week session, $90
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Yoga for Beginners, with Julia Maclean
Mondays 4-5:15pm *online!
Join certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Julia MacLean, in this 6 week journey. You will focus on the standing postures to create strength, balance and stamina. In this progressive approach, students will gain a knowledge of the postures as they are experienced in the body, mind and spirit. With regular attendance combined with practice at home, students will notice a beneficial increase in stability, strength and mobility.
And perhaps joy :)
Full session cost : $108
contact Julia to pre-register or with any questions
MENS Yoga classes, with Julia
Next 6 week session starts in January
By special request! A men’s Iyengar yoga class designed for 6. The class is taught progressively with new asanas (postures) added as the weeks proceed. Participants will develop a heightened awareness of their bodies, as well as how to create and practise on their own in between classes. Julia will assist each person in attaining their optimal asanas.
“Yoga does not happen with force. You have to adopt the discipline gradually”
- Geeta Iyengar
Full session cost :$108
Learn the Ropes!, with Jillana Burgess
Yoga Kurunta is a method of performing a variety of asanas with the help of a rope to enable the student to attain accuracy, agility and balance. Designed by BKS Iyengar, the rope wall offers support that can allow us to create space throughout the length of the spine. The ropes can be used specifically to alleviate shoulder tension & lower back pain, as they can relieve pressure and compression on targeted joints.
Saturdays 11:30- 1pm or 1:30-3pm
Pre-arranged for groups of 3 students max.
Please get in touch to inquire or to arrange a date for a session,
Cost is $35/ participant
*some yoga experience required
email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or inquire
Basic and Restorative Yoga , with Jillana Burgess
This class combines the foundations of yoga with the calming qualities of a restorative practice, as we explore how to find Savasana in every pose. Beginning with a foundation of asana to channel energy into and through the legs we will then work from there towards a quiet mind. This class will start with a challenge, but end with deep rest and increased understanding of the body, mind and breath connections.
Cost : Full session, $100
*This class is suitable for All Levels of practice.
Please email email@example.com with any questions or to register.
PAST WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Community Class with Jayne
Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00am,
LIVE on our FACEBOOK Page
Join Jayne for an All-Levels Flow practice to kick off your weekend
in the best possible way! This class is open to anyone and
all proceeds are currently going to local community causes
PWYC Drop-in Donation!
Pre-registration is not necessary , just drop in!
But if you would like to save your spot you can contact Jayne
Relax and Restore - 6-week Slow flow & Yin series
with Heather Brown
January 8th - February 12th @ 6.30pm- 7.45pm
Over the 6 weeks, we will move through nourishing poses to replenish, renew and connect mind, body and spirit. When we slow down and take time for stillness, we create space to ground, heal and relax.
Each class is mindfully designed to repair the effects of stress and the go-go-go of daily life. Throughout the series, you’ll discover the power of slowing down and how to gain inner strength through stillness, so you feel renewed from the inside out.
Take this time to get rid of what no longer serves you and keep what is nourishing and sustainable to you.
Each ALL LEVELS class will meet you exactly where you are and consist of yoga, meditation and guided breathwork.
Cost : $84 - pre-register only.
Head to heatherteachesyoga.com to sign up
New Year's Morning Sadhana, *ONline with Jillana
Sunday Jan 3, 8:00-9:00 am
& Mon-Thurs Jan 4-7th, 7:00-8:00 am
Reset. Refresh. Recenter yourself as we transition from 2020 to 2021. This morning sadhana will take us on a journey of transformation as we reflect and release the year that has passed and orient ourselves towards the year ahead. Each day we will set intentions and end with an inquiry to reflect on through the day.
ALL LEVLES are welcome.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to register.
Women’s practice, how to modify your monthly practice
with Jillana Burgess
Saturday, 11:30-1:30pm, next class tbd
Cost: *Pay what you can,
but pre-registration still required!
This two hour class is designed to introduce you to all the ways that you can adapt your yoga practice while on your monthly cycle. Many women assume that they have to skip their yoga practice while menstruating, but in fact this can be the very best time to tune in to your body and deepen your relationship with yourself (aka...the most important relationship there is!) Modifying your yoga practice at this time can help to relieve the tension and discomfort that often comes with our menstrual cycle, and help us encourage a smoother flow, and healthier cycle on the physical, mental and emotional levels.
During this workshop, you will learn a supportive and restorative sequence that you can practice during your pre-menstrual and menstrual phases.
**Handouts will also be given out so that you can also practice at home.
*No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Please contact Jillana for more information or to pre-register.
The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism (Weekend)
The Way of the Shaman®
Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing
Taught by Guest Faculty Catherine Hughes
Next one coming in Spring 2021, dates TBD
During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.
You can learn more about the Foundation for Shamanic Studies
The Well Woman Workshop and Series
A self-care journey to reconnect, rejuvenate and reset,
with Heather Brown
Do you feel a calling for real self-care? Do you want to feel deeply well?
This All levels series and workshop is designed for women who want to feel deeply well and have their minds, bodies and souls nourished by real self-care.
Starting with a 2.5 hr Saturday workshop,
then continuing for 5 weeks on Friday nights.
Both the workshop and series will be a blend of yoga, meditation & journaling. Each week we will focus on a different theme, that builds from the previous.
At the end of The Well Woman series you'll have learnt simple meditations to practice daily, yoga poses and the powerful ritual of journaling.
All this will give you clarity and knowledge on how to create the self-care routines that you desire most.
Workshop - dates tba
Cost : $40
5 week Series - dates tba
Cost : $70
*$100 for both events.
Please pre-register for both events by going to heatherteachesyoga.com where you’ll also find lots more info
5 day Summer Intensive - for ALL Levels!, with Jillana Burgess
Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 9:30-11am
Back again! This year’s Summer Intensive is an ALL Levels practice!! Experience the
benefits of daily yoga practice, as we explore a different category of poses each day -
Standing poses, Backbends, Twists, Forward Extensions, Inversions and Pranayama.
Whether you’ve just started recently, or you’ve been practicing for a while, but feel like
you still can’t access the groundedness and connection through the legs, then this is
where you’ll find it!
Strengthen the legs
Lengthen the spine
Open the chest and shoulders
Improve circulation and digestion
Learn breathing techniques to reduce stress, and calm the nervous system
In this intensive we will also dig deeper to explore some of the Philosophy of the Yoga practice. Each day we will discuss one of the core principles that will help you both on and off the mat. There’s no better way to start your day than indulging in a guided practice that will allow you to build the foundation for a strong, and nourishing practice. Mind, body, and breath come together to bring you more fully into the experience of each moment.
If you’ve been wanting to start a home practice, and don’t know where to begin, then this is for you!
Don't miss this opportunity to kickstart your summer practice and get yourself to the studio EVERY MORNING for a week! ... it’s like a mini-retreat, where you get a break every day, without having to abandon the comforts and daily routines of your life. In fact, there’s an added bonus... practicing yoga makes you more connected, more effective, and more present in all that you do:)
Cost: $85 *Early bird discount $75 if registered by June 30th!!
email Jillana here to register
TWIST INTO SPRING! with Jillana Burgess
Saturday, April 18th, 11:30-1:30pm
Join Jillana for this invigorating 2 hour workshop designed to help shake off the winter and get ready for a fresh new start.
Cleanse the system,
Detoxify the organs, and
Lengthen the spine to stand tall and ‘wring' in the Springtime!
Cost $46 (hst included)
*Pre-registration is required
To register contact Jillana directly at email@example.com
Radical Wholeness, with Philip Shepherd
2020 date tbd! please contact us if you’d like us to keep you on the mailing list for updates
Our deepest yearning is to experience wholeness in our lives - yet too often we feel scattered and off balance. The main source of our fragmentation is that we have been taught to live in our heads. Divided from the breath, the present, and the profound intelligence of our body, we sit in our heads and strain to make sense of it all. This workshop shows you another way of making sense, and helps you experience the body as you never have before. The cornerstone of the Embodied Present Process, this playful weekend provides you with new skills to last a lifetime.
*Class size limited to 18
To register or for more information please visit www.philipshepherd.com
Questions? Contact Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org
with Jillana Burgess
Saturday, Sept 28th 11:30-1:30pm
Bringing calm and clarity to the mind and stability to the emotions, inversions are an important part of our practice that are often overlooked. In this workshop we will discuss the benefits of these poses while exploring the actions that will help get us there safely.
Cost : $46
*This is not a Beginner Class, some yoga experience is required.
Please email email@example.com with any questions or to register.
Candlelight Yin and Yoga Nidra Journey
Friday, April 26th, 7:00 -8:30pm
In our busy lives, that often become more hectic with each passing day,
we invite you on a journey to finding stillness. To come to your mat just as you
are, and connect to the raw authentic truth that lies within.
Join Sacha and Tammy as they guide you into this stillness through a hour and a half candlelight yin and yoga nidra practice. Uncover what lies within this stillness with a beautiful practice of restorative yin poses with hands on assists. Finishing with a reiki infused meditative yoga nidra journey.
What to bring: A pillow, a journal and an open heart
“Be still. The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
Proceeds from this class will go to Alice House, suggested drop -in donation is $10.
Labour & Delivery workshop, with Estelle Thomson
Saturday, April 13th, 1:00-3:00pm
Join doula Wendy Harding and yoga teacher Estelle Thomson in an informative (AND fun!) afternoon talking yoga & birth.
In the first part you’ll be taken through the physiology of birth.
What is the purpose of your pain!?
Is it possible to fall in love with your uterus?
In the second part of the class you’ll be taken through the stages of labor and learn some yoga postures, breathing techniques and mindfulness techniques to optimize your labor experience.
Cost: $30 single, $40 couple * It’s strongly recommended that you come with whoever will be with you at the birth
email Estelle at firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Mobility & Stability Series, Alignment workshops with Jillana Burgess
Finding the balance between Strength AND Flexibility.
In these extended classes we will break down the standing poses into their elements of Mobility and Stability. We will learn how to establish the foundation and strength of the pose (stability), while we learn to extend and evolve through lengthening and breathing (mobility). Finding balance between these two elements is vital to sustaining a life-long practice
Part I - Standing Poses, and the elements of Back Bends.
Saturday, Jan, 26th, 12-2pm
Learn to stand strong before you learn to bend over backwards! Standing poses establish the foundation for all other categories of poses. Learning the proper actions through the legs is essential for a strong back-bending practice that will strengthen and protect the low back while opening the chest and shoulders
Part II - Standing poses, and the actions of Forward Extensions.
Saturday, Feb 16th, 12-2pm *POSTPONED
How to go deeper without losing the integrity of your spine, and protecting your lower back!
Part III - Inversions
Saturday, Mar 9th, 12-2pm *POSTPONED
From standing of your feet to standing on head. What you need to know to stay safe and strong when your world turns upside-down
*Pre-registration is required. Contact Jillana directly to register
Cost: $46 (hst included)
Full 3 part series : $115 (hst included)
Yoga for Surfers Workshop, with Heather Brown
Saturday, March 23, 12-2pm
Join Heather for a yoga workshop designed to make you surf better! Combining years of experience in both areas, she’s got the answers to help you find better balance, strength, and easier breathing in scary scenarios.
Whether you're just starting out or have been dominating the line up for years, you’re sure to get some benefit from this practice.
For more information or to register contact
Cost: Early bird $20
After March 20, $25
NEW YEARS URBAN RETREAT with Leanne Whiting
December 27th-31st, 7-9am
*Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th is 9-11am
A 5 day retreat in the heart of the city & in the heart of the holiday season!
Traditionally a retreat is an opportunity to step away from regular routines, patterns & habits to pause, reflect & renew. Not unlike a traditional retreat the New Year’s Urban Retreat creates space in amongst the hustle & bustle of the season for reflection & renewal to unfold. Begin your day with practices of yoga, meditation & pranayama to help you move through the holiday season with a peaceful presence that beings with you.
The Urban retreat is an invitation to use the last 5 days of 2018 in reflection of the year that has passed while setting clear intentions for the new year ahead.
Classes are all levels with a combination of dynamic & restorative sequences, contemplations, journaling, meditation, asana, pranayama.
Investment:$150 +hst for full workshop
Individual Days $40 +hst each
contact email@example.com to register
Pranayama, with Lisa Lelliot
5 week course , June 1-29
Fridays 9:30-11am *some previous yoga experience is required
This class will focus on all the ways we can create space, for breath. The fourth limb of yoga, Pranayama, is the Art of Breathing, and breath is the emotional bridge that links the body to the mind. By working with our breath we expand & strengthen our emotional boundaries and learn to find balance in both the body and the mind.
Cost : $90+tax full session.
email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Yoga Anatomy Basics: The Relationship between Posture and Pain
April 15, 2018 12:30-3pm
Do you have neck or lower back pain? Perhaps mysterious shoulder or knee pain that has come on slowly, for no apparent reason? Or maybe you feel “stuck” in part of your yoga practice and aren’t sure why. Your posture and/or repeated daily movements (including your yoga practice!) may be at the source of your discomfort. Learn how posture contributes to mechanical pain in the neck, back and extremities; and how shifts in body awareness, alignment and your yoga practice can create a stronger, more stable spine and promote pain-free movement. Discover how small adjustments in awareness and alignment in common yoga poses can reduce pain and improve overall stability and freedom of movement on and off the mat.
This workshop has both the yoga student and teacher in mind as we cover:
Basic anatomy, physiology and osteokinematics (movement of bones) of the spine
Common postural deviations and habitual movement patterns in relation to the spine
Postural alignment principles and assessment in sitting and standing
Exploration and integration of alignment principles in our yoga practice.
contact Sarah at email@example.com to register
YOGA & MOVEMENT for IMMUNE SUPPORT
with Michele Banfield
Your lymphatic system is a vital component of your immune system, helping to protect your body against infection. Proper lymphatic flow depends on muscle contractions by way of, you guessed it, movement! In this workshop, you will learn a targeted yoga/movement routine that you can do at home during the cold winter season to support your immune system.
Suitable for everyone.
January 14th, 2018 1:00-3:00pm
Art & Yoga Teacher Training One-Day Initiation,
with Estelle Thomson
This one day module is a chance for yoga teachers of any lineage or tradition to learn how to instruct a yoga class using visual imagery.
" ANY ACTION DONE WITH BEAUTY AND PURITY, AND IN COMPETE HARMONY OF BODY, MIND AND SOUL IS ART.
IN THIS WAY ART ELEVATES THE ARTIST. AS YOGA FULFILLS THE ESSENTIAL NEED OF ART, IT IS AN ART."
- BKS IYENGAR.
Sunday, Jan. 28th, 2018 9am- 4pm
Cost: $120 *includes materials
The Full View of Yoga, with a Traditional Yoga Master
Friday, Aug. 25th, 7:00-9:00pm
We are pleased to announce that Yoga Yogendra Mishra, a Senior Traditional Hatha Yoga Master from Rishikesh, India, will be teaching a class on the Full View of Yoga, the philosophy behind the practice, as outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Yogiji teaches internationally and this will be his 9th time teaching in Nova Scotia. We are excited and honored to be hosting him at DYC. This teaching will help to shine some light on the deep history and lineage of this ancient practice, and how to bring the full view of yoga into your modern day yoga practice.
Please email Sean for any details, questions and registration: SeanMDrohan@hotmail.com
BEGINNER YOGA, with Jillana Burgess
New Year Session, Jan 11-Feb 15
Fridays 10:00-11:15 am
This class is for raw beginners!
We’ll break down each pose, and start from the ground up so that you can build a solid foundation for your practice. Most of the focus will be on Standing poses so that you can learn to access the spine through the length and strength of the arms and legs.
.... THERE'S NO SUCH THING as ‘NOT FLEXIBLE ENOUGH to do YOGA’
Cost: 6 week session $85
email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Feet First: Happy & Healthy Feet, with Michele Banfield
Sunday, June 25th , 1-3pm
A 2 hour workshop that will teach you why foot mobility is essential for whole body health & simple exercises you can do to support healthy feet and reduce foot pain. Learn how to keep your feet pain-free and working properly!
Based on the principles of Restorative ExerciseTM (www.nutritiousmovement.com),
you will learn:
why foot mobility is so important for whole body health
how shoes impact your feet and what to look for when shopping for footwear
simple exercises that you can do at home to support healthy feet
ACCESSING ABUNDANCE - MALA Creation Workshop
Sunday June 4th 11am-1pm
A 2 hour workshop where you will learn about removing your blocks and allowing the flow of abundance through the sacred process of Mala creation! All materials will be provided. Just come with the intention to listen, breath, create, and see your own transformation...
Cost :$40 per person (limited space)
Please reserve your space through email to email@example.com
New Moon Women's Circle, workshops led by Shyla Hacala
Fridays April 8, May 6, June 8
This set of weekend workshop are being offered at DYC over the Spring months. The outer results one desires in life are a direct result of the inner whole-life work we do on the inside. This is an inside-out transformational experience that can create great change.
The goal of the women's circle is to get to the truth of who you are. To receive. To allow. To radiate your truth. To be.
Sessions include gentle but powerful therapeutic yoga, workshop style discussion, journaling exercises and a yoga nidra practice.
"Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power."
- quote by Starhawk
$30 per session or $75 for 3
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register
COMMUNITY SCAVENGER HUNT! Great prizes & Local Love
We are hosting a Community Scavenger Hunt! We love our neighbourhood and we know you love it too! Join us in exploring downtown Dartmouth and supporting our local shops, eateries, galleries and beautiful green spaces.
Scavenger Hunt starts on August 8 and ends on August 20th
To qualify, participants must attend any 3 classes at DYC during the two weeks of the promotion, and complete at least 6 additional activities on the player card (=9/12 activities)
Ballots for the grand prize are earned by completing activities on the player card and posting about your scavenger hunt adventures on social media.
5 ballots = Player card with 9/12 activities completed (must include 3 DYC classes)
10 ballots = Player card with 12/12 activities completed (must include 3 DYC classes)
1 extra ballot = For each social media post, tagged with @dartmouthyogacentre & #downtowndartmouth
Wild card! Extra classes at DYC can be taken to fill any activity space on the card.
Workshops count too!
and discounts for participants:
Room 152 Clothing Boutique
The Wooden Monkey- (Alderney Location) - 15% discount