what's happening at Essential
Essential Yoga is known to have a packed schedule with lots of interesting workshops and guests being offered. Feel free to peruse this area to see what's happening next
30 Day Challenge 2019
Its the 30-Day Challenge in 2019-this year we have a lots of classes on the schedule and a theme of Acceptance
Let your practice not just be a way to get stronger and more flexible but to calm the mind. Commit yourself to the practice of 30 days of yoga within the scope of 40 days, you will thoroughly change your perspective as well as become stronger and more flexible inside and out. Whether you are suffering physically, and have tight muscles, or like most of us, lack the discipline or focus in your life, this month will get you in the habit of taking care of Self. We give out prizes (including 6-months of free yoga) and have lots of fun but the main gift is to yourself-the Gift of Wellness. Personal change will happen, this we can guarantee:)
Sign up and win prizes throughout and see some changes in mind & body
From September 9th-October 19th.
$129 pass for 40 days of use.
Invite a friend who's new to the challenge for half the price:)
Because classes tend to fill up during this period, participants are limited to one class per day.
~ Yoga & Wellness Retreat ~
Sept. 27-29 2019
Join Essential Yoga Studio RYT 500hr Instructor Simone Bourassa as you experience the magic of the mountains and dive into adventure in conscious exploration of the body and mind in this incredible fundraiser Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Fernie, BC.
Through this journey your physical and internal self connects as you discover the inner workings of the self through physical yoga practice, meditation and journalling, encouraging the opening of your truest, most genuine sense of self.
All proceeds being donated to Branch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy.
*Branch Out supports families and children with developmental disabilities, autism, or challenges in learning or behaviour. For more information about Branch Out please visit their website here .
Two pricing options available!
Accommodation included ~ $625 CAD
Accommodation not included ~ $350 CAD
Guided by RYT 500hr teacher Simone Bourassa & Guest Instructors
Teaching Mindfulness & Meditation
20-hour Teacher Training
Whether you teach yoga, meditation or just want some strategies to cope with anxiety or other mental health concerns, this two day session give you tools to teach mindfulness and understand the benefits for yourself and your students.
Growing evidence suggests and supports mindfulness-based interventions are effective in relieving the symptoms of a range of common mental health concerns including work related stress, or burn-out.
This program is for everyone, even if you don't teach yoga.
If you are completing our 500-hour program, it will be part of the certification or can be used as CE hours for the Yoga Alliance.
Taught By: Francesca
Core Teacher Training
Discover how to teach a Core Class that energizes your students and teaches them how to use the core muscles properly.
Discover how important the core is, which muscles are the right ones to strengthen to stay injury-free and how to relay that information to your students. This session will leave you confident to teach a full hour core class safely and with style.
8 hours of CE hours with Yoga Alliance or add to your 500-hour journey at Essential Yoga.
Taught by: Francesca
Oct 6th,2019, $160
The Art of Mantra and Sound
Incorporate chanting into your teaching and your life.
Join esteemed Eastern Musician Prashant Micheal for this full-day Advanced Training Immersion titled Chanting, Mantra & Sacred Sound. learn how the vibration of sound affects us on an energetic level and how you can create that for your students. Discover the History of Mantra and Chanting and become a proficient Guide in the Art of Chanting.
Spend the day acquiring the deep knowledge needed to understand and to teach this Sacred Art.
This program is available to all, and will qualify 10 hours toward your 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training if you have graduated from a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Program.
If you feel drawn to learn more about this topic, please join us, no matter what your qualifications.
Guided By: Prashant Michael
Oct. 12 2019
Investment: $150. Early bird discount of $10 until July 30th.
Graduates of EYS 200-Hour program get a 20% discount on all programs leading to certification.
Dialogue with your body: Yoga & Journaling Weekend Retreat.
Tthe mind and the body are not independent and separate but rather are connected and interdependent. What affects the body will often affect the mind; and vice versa, what affects the mind will also often end up affecting the body. Wellness or illness is not simply a matter of someone's physical state, but is also influenced by that person's psychological and social influences are as well. The intention with this workshop is to build a dialogue relationship that is loving and healthy. Whether we have weight concerns, illness, injury or disability or perhaps changes in the body from aging, this weekend will use journaling, meditation and yoga to reestablish our access to the body's natural wisdom and to articulate that wisdom.
Discover more about yourself and your relationship with your most intimate and private self. Re-live the history of your body in order to heal your relationship with it.
This Weekend Workshop will be about healing and reconnecting.
Guided by: Francesca
Nov 11-12, 2019
Aerial Yin/Restorative and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Take your students in the silks to their ultimate relaxation place.
This 8-hour session will teach you how to use the silks for deeper, longer holds and an ultimate energy recharge.
You will get detailed instruction about how to position the silks, how the silks can be integrated into a restorative practice and more.
Taught By: Francesca
Nov. 30 2019
Investment: $105 includes manual, full day and practicum with feedback
10-Hour Senior and Chair Teacher Training
As our 50+ population continues to grow there is a large demand for safe, qualified, and understanding Yoga Teachers for Senior Students.
Day one will include instruction and posture modifications for older adults of all levels. Day two will delve into Chair Yoga classes.
-Anatomy of the senior body
-Modification of poses
-Sequencing of classes
-Chair yoga for all types of students
-Breath work and meditation
This training is suitable for yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and professionals working with the senior population.
Taught by E-RYT 500hr teachers Shona Williams and Kim Genovese
November 23-24 2019
$315 or $275 if registered before October 15