Workshops & Events

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

IMG_2679-3431732845-O4-week sessions run every month

Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner. In this four week course students will learn Sun Salutations and the fundamental standing asanas (postures), breathing techniques, and philosophy of the Ashtanga yoga system. This course will also teach you all about the Mysore style approach to learning. Class size is limited to 8 students to allow for more individual attention.

Upcoming Sessions

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am: September 10th, 17th, 24th, 1st. 

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am: October 15th, 22nd, 29th, 5th. 

Cost: $100/4-week session

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.



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Learn To Go Deeper With Sandra Pribanic

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October 15th-November 26th 2016 2-4pm.

Join Sandra for a series of five seminars – bring more self-awareness on and off the mat, and gently explore what dwells within.Learn what mindfulness, grounding, emotional flow and emotional “structure” have to do with the strength, flexibility, healing and integration through Ashtanga Yoga daily practice. Get curious about your bodies (physical, emotional, mental, energy, spiritual) as faithful witnesses, and understand the underlying patterns reflected in your body.Your learning will be based on a combination of theory-presentations and practical experiential exercises with guidance.Sessions are scheduled as five individual 2h seminars, taking place on Saturdays, 2-4pm.


 Schedule:
October 15th: Mindfulness – Turning one’s gaze inward.
October 29th: Safety and Grounding – Finding a deep anchor within.
November 12th: Boundaries – Balancing polarities: strength & flexibility, holding & flowing.
November 19th: Strength and Power within – Stoking the inner fire.
November 26th: Heart-centeredness – Love, Self-Acceptance, Community.

 About Sandra
 
Sandra found Ashtanga “by coincidence” in 2011, and has been inspired by daily practice since.Her work is about exploring places where mind–body–heart–spirit can experience connectedness (however briefly!), about recognizing what moves and makes one alive, about creating space for what is loud inside (intespnse/difficult emotions) to quiet down, and what is quiet to get heard. Above all, about making space for all there is.
Sandra is a Registered Psychotherapist, with a private practice in Toronto. Her practice and teaching integrate body-centered, psychodynamic and transpersonal psychotherapy, craniosacral and energy work.
Cost– $50 per session, or $220 for all sessions.
Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.
Preregistration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date.

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Structural Integration

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w/ Joshua Lyons

Saturday October 29th, and Sunday November 27th 2016.
8am – 3pm

Joshua Lyons will be available for sessions at AYCT on Saturday October 29th! He is David Robson’s Structural Integration therapist that he has been going to for 10 years, and David can’t recommned him enough.

Structural Integration is a method of body therapy which is oriented towards working with the fascial system (connective tissue) of the body. Our fascia surrounds our muscles and organs – it gives muscles their shape and the body its structure.

The continuing pull of gravity, the stress of daily life and physical injuries can pull the body out of alignment. The fascia gradually shortens, tightens and adjusts to accommodate the misalignment. Structural Integration aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning fascia. As fascia is lengthened it allows the muscles to move more efficiently, organs to have more space, and the general level of functioning of the body improves.

This method is ideal for anyone suffering from aches and pains which don’t seem to go away, for people who have an old injury that hasn’t fully healed, and for all those who feel that their posture could be better or that their body could be more comfortable from day to day.

Joshua Lyons has successfully used Structural Integration to bring relief to many conditions, including neck and shoulder pain, sciatica and piriformis syndrome, lower back pain, migraines and chronic headaches, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis.

 

Session times:

  • 8am – 9am
  • 9:10am – 10:10am
  • 10:20am – 11:20am
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • 12:40pm – 1:40pm
  • 1:50pm – 2:50pm

 

Cost: $100 per 60min session

 

Joshua Lyons has been treating chronic pain and injury conditions since 2003. He is a practitioner of Ida Rolf’s Method of Structural Integration – an effective manual therapy approach for relaxing and realigning the body.
Joshua graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, is a keen student of yoga, and is passionate about his work to help people be pain free and injury free.

 

Register Online, or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Preregistration is required. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made 24 hours in advance. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the appointment start time.


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Kino MacGregor: Nov 4 – 6

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is an international yoga teacher, author of three books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center, co-fouder of Yoga Challenge and OmStars Clothing. Kino’s dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga. She is one of the few people in the world of yoga to embrace both the traditional teaching of India’s historic past and the popular contemporary social media channels. You can find her teaching classes and workshops all over the world and on Kino Yoga Instagramwith over 1 million followers and on Kino Yoga YouTube channel with over 90 million views. With more than 15 years of experience in Ashtanga Yoga, she is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and practice through the Fourth Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

 



 

The Methodology of Teaching and the Magic of Hands-on Adjustments

Friday November 4th 2016 1-4pm

workshop will be held at AYCT


This is a special, 3-hour long seminar in and intimate setting- just 35 spots available!

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Discover the paradigm of teaching Ashtanga Yoga through a careful analysis of lineage, tradition and effective communication. While verbal cueing and visual demonstration are wonderful, the physical body responds and learns through touch. Develop your kinesthetic intelligence to unlock the magic of hands-on assists and speak the honest language of the body. Maximize your effectiveness as a teacher and learn how to receive as a student. Appropriate for teachers and students. This is a special, intimate workshop setting- just 35 spots available!


Price: $120 plus HST.

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after October 18th, 2016.

Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.


The Equanimous Mind: Meditation and Discussion
 Friday November 4th from 6pm-8pm
workshop will be held at AYCT

Dive down into the inner world equipped with a calm, steady mind and a courageous heart. Train the mind to be single-pointed in the Eka-Tattva state and cultivate a state of equanimity. A strong mind is vital tool on the path
of living the yogi’s life. Join this session and begin your spiritual journey.

Price: $40KinoMediationPic  plus HST or  $330 plus HST of the whole weekend. Please note this does not include “Hands On Adjustments”. That workshop will have to be purchased separately. 

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after October 18th, 2016.

 

Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.



Ashtanga Magic: Breath, Posture and Gaze

Saturday November 5th 8am-10am

workshop will be held at Dovercourt House


Delve into the secrets of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, known as the Tristana method, and discover the magic of breath (pranayama), posture (asana) and focal point (dristhi). Break down the energetic alignment of key postures in the Ashtanga Yoga method and build the foundation for a meditative, awareness based practice. Starting off with the Sun Salutations and progressing through the Standing Postures, Kino guides you into a devotional practice that mergers

KinoAshtangamagicthe physical and subtle bodies and honors tradition while embodying the present. All levels.

Price: $50 plus HST or  $330 plus HST of the whole weekend. Please note this does not include “Hands On Adjustments”. That workshop will have to be purchased separately. 

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after October 18th 2016.
Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.


Be Strong!

Saturday November 5th 2016 12pm-2pm

workshop will be held at Dovercourt House


True strength in the journey of yoga begins with a decision to never give up. Enjoy challenging yourself to exceed your limits as you try fun arm balances, powerful lift-ups and develop a strong mind. Leave with solid technical instructions that unlock the keys to the strength poses of yoga. This class shows you how to practice safely and effectively along the inner path of strength. With a brave heart and a tenacious spirit the impossible becomes possible. Learn what it means to truly be strong and expect to sweat!KinoBeStrong

Price: $50 plus HST or $330 plus HST of the whole weekend. Please note this does not include “Hands On Adjustments”. That workshop will have to be purchased separately. 

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after  October 18th, 2016.
Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Be Flexible!

Saturday November 5th 2016 3pm-5pm

workshop will be held at Dovercourt House


If you think that flexibility just isn’t for you or feel blocked on key poses like forward bends or bends this is the perfect class for you! Learn how to cultivate the calm and equanimous mind and tap into an inner state of infinite possibility. There is a place of infinite peace within, you just need to discover it. InsteKinoBeFlexiblead of forcing your body into submission, change the paradigm and set yourself and your body free. Surrender is the magic word that opens the locked doors of the inner body. Dive deeply within and discover what it means to truly be flexible.

Price: $50 plus HST or  $330 plus HST of the whole weekend. Please note this does not include “Hands On Adjustments”. That workshop will have to be purchased separately. 

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after October 18th, 2016.
Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.

Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series
Sunday November 6th 2016 8am-10am
workshop will be held at Dovercourt House

Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be  prepared to sweat.Backbends

Price: $50 plus HST or  $330 plus HST of the whole weekend. Please note this does not include “Hands On Adjustments”. That workshop will have to be purchased separately. 

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after October 18th, 2016.
Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.


Handstand Lovers

Sunday November 6th 2016 12pm-2pm

workshop will be held at Dovercourt House


No matter how long you practice handstand is a benchmark of strength and steadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to martial arts to gymnastics a stable handstand is the key test of alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while balancing on your hands.  Leave with a strength building program that you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to support your handstand journey.HandStandLovers

Price: $50 plus HST or  $330 plus HST of the whole weekend. Please note this does not include “Hands On Adjustments”. That workshop will have to be purchased separately. 

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after October 18th, 2016.
Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.


Fearless Backbends

Sunday November 6th 2016 3pm-5pm

workshop will be held at Dovercourt House


If you enjoy a challenge but think you are too stiff to ever bend your back then this is the perfect class for you. By understanding how to work your body in a safe way you will learn what it takes to really bend over backwards with no fear. The secrets of deep backbends are available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment techniques and intensely fun stretches. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to limitless flows of energy and in this class you will begin to explore you natural potential to for deep backbends with safety, support and enthusiasm.backbends2

Price: $50 plus HST or  $330 plus HST of the whole weekend. Please note this does not include “Hands On Adjustments”. That workshop will have to be purchased separately. 

Refund Policy

Full payment is required to reserve your spot in a workshop. There will be a 20% administration fee on all refunds. No refunds after October 18th, 2016.
Single Workshop,  Weekend Bundle,or call AYCT at (647) 342-6550.



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2 Week Retreat in Goa with David Robson: Mar 11-24, 2017


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Join David for two weeks of traditional practice and afternoon workshops at Purple Valley Retreat in Goa.

This retreat is focused on sadhana. the daily effort of practice; come prepared to work hard and experience the purification and transformation that Ashtanga has to offer. Sunday to Thursday, mornings will begin at 6.30am with Mysore-style practice. On Friday mornings there will be a Led Primary class, set to the traditional Sanskrit vinyasa count. Each week will offer 4 afternoon workshops on ideas, techniques and exercises to help you deepen your Ashtanga practice. All of this practice is supported and enhanced by the incredible vegetarian food and natural beauty of Purple Valley

 


For more information Click Here, or Register Online.


 


Date Added: July 23, 2014 | Filed under: Workshops & Events — admin @ 1:50 pm