UPCOMING SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

Restorative Yoga

with focus on preparing for Pranayama , with Jillana Burgess

Thursdays, 6-7:30pm 

6 week course, next session Oct 17 - Nov 21

Quiet the mind... Relax the abdomen.... Open the Chest.... these are the 3 requirements for beginning a Pranayama practice., and best learned in a Restorative setting. This class will be half active, half restful, with a focus on these 3 actions. Whether or not you are orientating yourself towards a pranayama practice there is still great benefit to gain from this work.

Cost : Full 6 week session, $100

*This is not a Beginner Class, some yoga experience is required.

Please email yogawithjillana@gmail.com with any questions or to register.

 

6 week Beginner Yoga Session!

with Jillana Burgess, 

Fridays, 10-11:15 am

6 week course, next session Oct 18 - Nov 29 *no class on Nov 22nd

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.

We’ll be breaking down the postures, and breaking down the myths...

Myth #1 - I’m not flexible enough to do yoga.

Myth #2 - I don’t have time to do yoga

Myth #3 - Yoga is all about chanting and meditation...

These all need to be unpacked, because these fixed beliefs we hold about things just serve to hold us BACK! 

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.

Your Body. Your Mind. Your Breath. Your Choice.

Always.

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

email yogawithjillana@gmail.com to register

Community Class with Jayne

Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00am

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 go to the

Veterans Emergency Transition Services,

$5 Drop-in Donation!

Pre-registration is not necessary , just drop in!

But if you would like to save your spot you can contact Jayne

MENS Yoga classes, with Julia

Mondays 7:45-9pm

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

6 week session $108

Please contact Julia to register

Yoga for Beginners, with Julia Maclean

Mondays 4-5:15pm

6 week course, Sept 23- Nov 4th

*No class on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct 14

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 :)

 

Cost: Full 6 week session, $108

contact Julia to pre-register or with any questions

The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism (Weekend)

MICHAEL HARNER'S 
The Way of the Shaman® 
Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing 

Taught by Guest Faculty Catherine Hughes

Feb 29-Mar 1 2020

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.

 

The workshop fee is $265 with an early bird of $235 if received by September 26, 2019. For more information about registering contact Catherine at info@wayfindingspirit.com or at http://wayfindingspirit.com. You can learn more about the Foundation for Shamanic Studies at https://www.shamanism.org/.

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.

Now offering Ropes workshops for groups of 3 students at a time.

Please get in touch to inquire or to arrange a date for a session,

Saturdays 11:30- 1pm or 1:30-3pm


Cost is $35/ participant 

*some yoga experience required
email yogawithjillana@gmail.com to register or inquire

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.

PAST WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Healthy Inversions!

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 yogawithjillana@gmail.com with any questions or to register.

The Well Woman Workshop and Series,

A self-care journey to reconnect, rejuvenate and reset,

with Heather Brown

This is dedicated to the women who want their minds, bodies and souls nourished by real self-care. Both events will be a blend of yoga, meditation and journaling.

If you feel a calling for real self-care and want to feel deeply well, this is for you.

 

Workshop - Saturday 29th June , 3-5pm

Cost : $35
5 week SeriesTuesdays  6-7pm , July 2 - July 30 

Cost : $70

*$95 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 8-12, 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

Radical Wholeness, with Philip Shepherd

April 27 - 28, 10am-5pm

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.

Cost: $250   

*Class size limited to 18

Join us April 25th at 7-9pm for a introductory

talk about the workshop! $10

To register or for more information please visit www.philipshepherd.com

Questions? Contact Philip at philip@philipshepherd.com

Into Stillness, 

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 workshopwith 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 tinkerbellestelle@gmail.com to register

TWIST INTO SPRING! with Jillana Burgess

Saturday, April 6th, 12-2pm

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 yogawithjillana@gmail.com

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 Workshopwith 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

Heather@heatherteachesyoga.com

Cost: Early bird $20

After March 20, $25

5 DAY Lunch Hour Challenge! with Jillana

Monday-Friday, Jan 7-11th, 12-1pm

Want to start this year off right?  Kickstart your daily practice with this 5 day challenge. We’ll meet at noon every day for 5 days, and start by settling in to a Restorative posture. Then each day we’ll go through a different sequence of postures, exploring standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists and inversions. By the end of the week we will settle into a full Restorative and Pranayama practice as a reward for all of our hard work!

Cost: $57.50 (hst included)

*This is not a Beginner Class, some yoga experience is required.

Please email yogawithjillana@gmail.com with any questions or to register.

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 leanne@growalotus.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 dartmouthyogacentre@gmail.com to register

Yoga Anatomy Basics: The Relationship between Posture and Pain

with Sarah Mackeigan, PT

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.

 

Investment: $50

contact Sarah at smackeiganpt@gmail.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

Cost $40

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.

Cost: $40

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 yogawithjillana@gmail.com 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

 Cost: $40 

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  magikmala@gmail.com

New Moon Women's Circle, workshops led by Shyla Hacala
Fridays April 8, May 6, June 8
7-9:30pm


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: shyla@shylahacala.com 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. 

Official Rules:

 

  • 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!

Humble Pie

Portland Street Creperie

New Scotland Yard Emporium

Just Us

Sugar Shok

Kokomod ,Modern Floral Design -20% off cut flowers in store

Grund, Designer Goldsmith

Hiltz Shoe Repair

Dart Gallery​- tax free shopping

Craig Gallery

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