A Yoga Therapy Workshop and Mini-Retreats are a slower-paced educational practice with alignment corrections offered for your body’s specific requirements where each individual’s concerns and misalignments are considered. In the physical practice we combine and explore various yoga postures with supports where needed to assist alignment; somatic and tensegrity movements to help build muscular & nervous system connections building whole body system knowledge and strength in all parts of the body (especially the deep core); Gentle flowing movements linked with the breath to warm the body up boosting positive energy as well as connecting breath, flow of prana & body awareness. We also explore Yin, Restorative & Therapeutic based postures & movement depending on the theme of the workshop. Slo-mo and massage ball releases to assist the letting go of holdings in the deep connective tissues and fascia network may also be taught in these workshop settings. Various breath techniques are taught with the focus to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response) & deepen breath awareness in the body. A 15-20mins check-in at the beginning of each individual workshop along with knowledge of anatomy & yoga philosophy being guided is discussed before we go deeper into exploration in the practice. It is advised in every workshop to honour being in the present, staying mindful & open-minded and taking the time to explore your body’s sensations & your pain-free range of motion. During the workshop, you have the freedom to ask your questions at any time during the workshop as they arise.Our goal is to “Move into Ease, Joy & Comfort in your Body Mind & Spirit” The Journey is up to you and your efforts for change, awareness, positive health, and Love for self are encouraged.
Workshop and Retreats Currently on Hold until COVID Pandemic crisis subsides.
” Postpartum Core Reconnecting “
Wednesday Evenings 5:30-6:45 pm (start date to be announced)
5 week program (Mom Only Class)
Registration : $100 (No drop ins as this is a progressive learning class)
Must be post birth at least 12 weeks up to 12 months
(with a thumbs up from your physician and/or postnatal physio)
This will be a 5 week progressive learning practice (weekly commitment is recommended) which will help set you up with an at Home Self Care Routine for you to continue afterwards. This will be an educational & practical practice supporting the New Mom’s in connecting to her Core Self physically, mentally and & emotionally while experience a balance energetically too. Bringing connection and acceptance to her Whole New Self. Carving time out for yourself should be a guilt free time for you to reconnect and replenish YOU, so you can bring a balance into your life and be able to care for your loved ones even better when you are feeling calm & balanced!
” Nurture Thy Self ” like a mini retreat each time!
A self care practice for all Moms in all stages of motherhood.
Sundays 7:45-9pm (start date to be announced)
5 week scheduled practice time for YOU to Replenish and take care of YOU!
In this class, we take time to connect, check-in with each other share some stories and insights about our lives ( maybe have a little Momma venting – which is very healthy). Each week Annie will guide you through a balanced yoga practice blending traditional & therapeutic : Asana – a mix of flowing & restorative movement and postures, strengthening & releasing. Pranayama – Breathing practices to support & balance your nervous system. Meditation/Yoga Nidra – to shift old patterns, create change and find a deep internal balance. We will play with several techniques each week exploring new ways to connect including journal-ling and creating personal positive intentions to help manifest your hearts desires, wishes and make your dreams come true. She will offer daily tips to support you in creating healthy balance and boundaries for yourself. Annie encourages all participants to share their tips as well – We all have something to share and teach others and we all have something to receive and learn from one another. There will be time left at the end of class for you to linger and chit chat together if you desire for extra time to connect.
A Mothers strength and balance comes from knowing she is supported ad can share openly her truth. Breaking that wall we as Mothers often put up with “I can do it ALL” and reaching out and asking for help when she needs it before she falls apart. To Nurture herself as a Woman and staying in touch with what replenishes her and feeds her Soul apart from being a Mother. Accepting the on going changes she moves through honoring and adapting to the NOW each time changes come up for her along all stages of this Motherhood Journey.
“As an older woman with a body-worn and torn from a full life and with a youthful spirit eager to remain open and grateful, Annie’s classes have given me exactly what I need: careful and in-depth healing for my joints, revitalization to my central nervous system, and a heart filled with joy and peace. I keep coming back for more, both in her therapeutic group class and registered therapeutic workshops. Her knowledge of the body and how yoga is a powerful tool in its lifelong care is impressive as is her commitment to on-going learning which she generously shares with her students. Most significant is Annie’s inspiring “light” – her gentle, encouraging and positive attitude which fills the room with a nurturing glow. Her rich, warm voice could pacify even the crankiest baby (or old lady!). I have introduced friends and family members to Annie’s gifts and they too have benefited from her wisdom and deep attention. Simply then – I love Annie. She is the BEST!” Susan 2014/2015