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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

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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 29 - Dec 1, 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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Hot Yoga Challenge

November 11-Dec 11th

Maybe you're scared to try Hot Yoga, maybe you already love it. Either way, what's a better way to beat the chilly temperatures of the fall than a full month of hot/heated yoga classes? This Challenge is all about experiencing the benefits of a style that is challenging and revitalizing.

Some of the benefits include:

Fewer Injuries-Release Toxins-More Lung Capacity-Better Circulation-Stronger Immune System-Beneficial for Lymphatic System-More Flexible Muscles-Weight Loss

Hot Yoga will challenge you but you will emerge from this month with a body and mind that is changed. Your body will be more tone, more flexible and stronger. Your mind will be more focused, have a higher level of discipline and be more inclined toward self-care.

Do 21 classes of Hot or Heated Yoga and emerge a stronger,more flexible version of your self: Body & Mind.

$99 gets you a pass to all Hot/Heated Yoga classes and a chance to win a new mat and a Manduka Hot Towel. The first 5 people to sign up get a free Manduka Hand towel.

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Senior & Chair Yoga

Leading expert teacher in this field coming to Fernie.

Join leading Chair Yoga Teacher Annette Wertman from Vancouver will lead this incredible weekend for Yoga Teachers and for anyone seeking to experience the benefits of Chair Yoga as well as health professionals, bodyworkers, physical therapists and exercise instructors who work with older adults and persons with other issues and/or concerns.

Annette teaches Chair Yoga at Semperviva and other major studios in Vancouver. This is a unique opportunity to have her in Fernie.

Older Adults are the fastest growing sector of our population and they are increasingly drawn to yoga. This phenomenon is creating an increasing demand for well-trained yoga teachers. It is essential that yoga teachers learn how to best serve older students and students with limited mobility and/or other concerns.

Annette has also presented workshops at the Vancouver Yoga Show, the Toronto Yoga Show, Semperviva Yoga Center and for the Canadian Association of Gerontology, the Canadian Nurses Association, the International Council on Active Ageing, the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC and BC Recreation and Parks Board.

15-hour certification $350.00 or $315 if you sign up before Oct 20th.

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Therapy Balls in Teaching

Adding the use of therapy balls into your practice and your classes as a yoga teacher is a great way to empower yourself and your students to adopt self-care methods. Therapy balls can be used at home or as as an enhancement to any class offering.
This training will show you how to:

Use the balls to release tension in the muscles of the body.
Identify bony landmarks, muscular attachments, and fascia geography to enhance your teaching and personal daily practice.
We will review how to set up a sequence that consists of effective whole-body exercises that can effect positive changes in the rotator cuff, spine, neck, jaw, hips, IT band, calves, and feet.

18 Hours towards Advanced Teacher Training

Feb 7-8


EYS grads always save 20%

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