Mind • Body • Breath


Daily Schedule


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


Conscious Exploration

~ 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

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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

October 4-5,2019

Investment $240

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Acro Yoga

ABC’s of Acro Yoga and Partner Practice

Sprinkle more play in your weekend with a event that will explore trust, communication and joy, while you learn partner warm ups and skills that are fun.

October 5th $50

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Acro Yoga for beginners

Take your Acro Yoga skills to the next level by learning transitions, counterbalances, and explore creative movement. A great way to learn the fundamentals of Acro Yoga.

October 6th $50

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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

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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.

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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

Investment: $295

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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

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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.

Topics include:

-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

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