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
Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga
No experience necessary here, just a fun event to share some giggles and some intimacy with a love- whether that’s a partner or a friend. Great way to celebrate each other. $25/couple. only one of you needs to sign up. <3 <3
New Moon Yoga
Join Simone Bourassa for a special evening practice to cultivate the power of the moon cycle.
The full moon is a time to release what no longer serves us, inviting an expansion of our minds and bodies. During the cycle of the moon each month, we can use the new moon to plant seeds of intention, and revisit again at the height of the full moon so that they might come to fruition.
Please bring a journal and pen/pencil.
Make sure you sign up for the full moon event as well, for closure!
Intro to Meditation Weekend Workshop
Meditation is the only tool for us to quiet our minds that is effective and long term. When we stop looking outside of ourselves to find inner peace, when we stop thinking its going to be the next relationship, the next job, the next purchase that's going to make us happy, we start looking within to seek solace.
Spend this weekend learning not to try to silence a mind that wants to go a hundred different directions simultaneously, but rather how to sit with and not attach to this chaos.
Meditation opens us to each and every moment of our life. Through this practice we start to relate to life directly, so that we truly experience the present moment free from baggage and anxiety.
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Yoga Nidra is a systematic meditation technique. It provides a complete relaxation to the Body and Mind. Even more significant, Yoga Nidra is a deep place to take your students, by bringing them on this mind adventure, they delve deep into their subconscious and unconscious mind. It is here that the seeds of what we wish to have in our lives, take root. There is a self-hypnosis element to Yoga Nidra that matches no other in terms of planting an intention and then directing all of our mental energies toward it, in a really effortless way. Yoga Nidra ripens the mind to cultivate whatever it is we wish for.
Yoga Nidra can be a powerful session, where students gain deep insight into themselves. It is here that we experience dimensions of the mind perhaps never before visited.
You can become an expert in setting up the framework and guiding your students into this wonderland of the subconscious. During this weekend certification, we will practice Yoga Nidra twice daily, discuss theory, cover outlines of how to write original Yoga Nidra Scripts and then focus on the framework as you work with your peers to create your own inspired works. All the techniques that are included in Yoga Nidra, how to explain Yoga Nidra to students and what it takes to become a Yoga Nidra teacher. How Yoga Nidra can help with health issues and conducting individual Yoga Nidra sessions Discover how to get your students to their Theta State- the wave frequency that our brains go to when having a spiritual experience. Exploration of how to analyze Yoga Nidra experiences will also be covered.
Each day with start with a Yoga Practice followed by a Yoga Nidra & Journaling session. This session certifies you to give a unique offering to your students that will allow them to widen their awareness and cultivate greater insight. Throughout the weekend, you will experience these awakenings first hand.
This program is available to all, but will qualify toward your 500-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. The cost is $275. Book before May 15th and save $25. Graduates of EYS 200-Hour program get a 20% discount on all programs leading to certification.