Workshops & Pre-Registered Classes

Outside of our drop-in schedule, we are offering a variety of one-day workshops as well as pre-registered classes available over several weeks. Please call (780) 432-1535 to sign up or come on in and talk to one of our ambassadors. NEW - Sign up online!

Intro to AcroPartner Yoga & TouchIntro to AromatherapyMyo-Fascial MatrixConscious AnatomyGeometry of YogaAdjustment Workshop for TeachersMoving OrganicallyTherapeutic YogaBlissful PilatesIntro to MeditationPrental YogaIntro to YogaYoga Nidra

Workshops


Partner Fitness & Intro to Acro Yoga Workshop

Teacher: Amethyst
Date: Saturday February 4
Time: 12pm-2pm
Investment: $45

Acroyoga is a unique style of yoga that requires two or more people working together to create fun and beautiful poses. Working with a partner, or in groups cultivates trust, playfulness and connection.
Partner fitness is an important part of acroyoga. Partner warm ups are usually done at the beginning of a practise, using each others bodyweight to condition, strengthen and warm up. It is essential for building a strong acroyoga practise and helps us to learn to work better together.

Join Amethyst for this 2 hour workshop to explore fun partner warm ups and beginner acroyoga poses. Sign up as a couple or a single and we will partner you up.


Partner Yoga & Touch

Teacher: Sheena
Date: Saturday February 11 or Saturday February 18
Time: 12-2pm
Investment: $45 per person

Touch elevates our emotions, relieves stress and is great for overall health.  In this fun and connective 2 hour workshop, you and your partner will learn and explore partner yoga postures, adjustments and touch that will help to release muscular tension and balance the nervous system.
We will also explore non-verbal communication techniques, partner meditations, aroma therapy and massage.

This is the perfect time of year to connect with a lover, partner, friend or new acquaintance. Connection has no limits.

Second class added due to overwhelming response!


An Introduction to Aromatherapy

Teacher: Jess Starrie
Date: Saturday February 25
Time: 2:30pm-4pm
Investment: $35

Have you ever noticed how the scent of a rose, the peel of an orange or your grandmother's baking can immediately effect your mood?

Aromatherapy is a powerful tool in awakening the emotional body, triggering memory recall, and improving your physical and spiritual well-being.

Join Jessica Starrie for this 90-minute workshop where you will learn about the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy, and how to work with this simple yet powerful practice to enhance your life.  The effects and purpose of a variety of oils will be discussed, and you will learn how they can effect our moods, emotions, and physical response, as well as practical applications of how to use essential oils in your own home, and even create your own personal remedy.

You will have the opportunity to smell a variety of oils as well as experience a mediation practice with a special blend created by Jessica.

No yoga mat is required, but bring a journal and pencil or pen.


The Myo-Fascial Matrix

Date: Saturday March 4
Time: 3:30pm-8pm
Teacher: Lindsey
Cost: $95

Fascia is an interconnected system of biological fabric woven together to form the complex matrix that creates our shape from core to periphery, from top to bottom.  Myo = muscle, and the myo-fascia encases and connects all of the muscles in the body and provides a strong medium for communication to the nervous system sending it loads of information about our physical experience.

In this workshop we will look at the myo-fascial meridians, and through lecture, discussion, partner work, yoga and ball rolling, we will learn to better understand these tissues and how our bodies work as a complete system, fully connected throughout.  Learn how to release, rewire, and rehydrate these tissues to initiate a rebalancing through the body to achieve optimal health and movement.   

This intensive workshop is 4.5 hours for $95. 


Conscious Anatomy

Date: Sunday March 5
Time: 2pm-4pm
Teacher: Lindsey
Cost: $45

Consciousness is not simply a product of the brain, but rather the primal life force that guides our physical reality.  Every experience we have, whether it be excitement, joy, sadness, or trauma is stored as a memory in our tissues and cells.  The study of Conscious Anatomy reveals the scientific evidence that illuminates the connection between consciousness and the body’s metabolic processes.

Have you ever had chronic pain and tried everything you could? Massage, chiropractor, acupuncture, physio therapy, etc. but to no avail? 

In this 2 hour workshop, learn how your life experiences and suppressed emotions can be reflected as physical symptoms in your body and ways to attend to those symptoms that expand beyond physical healing modalities.  

This 2-hour workshop is $45. 


The Geometry of Yoga

Date: Tuesday March 7
Time: 11am-5pm
Teacher: Lindsey
Cost: $125

In this 6 hour intensive learn how the body fits into itself, and how we can use our own unique proportions to align our poses in a way that creates coherence between the body and the brain, as well as between the physical and the subtle.  As we learn how to practice our postures in this more integrative way, we sooth the nervous system and grow into deeper relationship with our own self.

We will begin by looking at body proportion and skeletal alignment, then move into some partner work to look at different body types.  We will workshop a number of chosen postures as well as have time to take requests for any poses that you may be wanting to work on, and will close the day applying what we learned through experience in a fully embodied practice. 

This workshop is for practitioners who are ready to deepen their knowledge of yoga and asana alignment, as well as for yoga teachers or those considering becoming a teacher. 

This is a 6-hour intensive for $125.  


Adjustment Workshop for Teachers

Date: Wednesday March 8
Time: 2:30pm-5pm
Teacher: Lindsey
Cost: $55

Getting a great adjustment can create such a beautiful yoga experience, yet a bad adjustment can turn you off from wanting to attend public classes.

How can we as teachers support our students with effective and purposeful adjustments to give them the best experience possible? 

In this workshop you will learn simple body reading techniques to refine your eye for detail so you can easily assist students safely and with confidence.  With the opportunity to work with different body types and physical limitations, as well as receiving in the moment feedback, gain the knowledge and the trust in yourself to be assured in your assisting all different types and levels of students.

This 2.5 hour workshop is for yoga teachers only and is $55.


Moving Organ-ically ~ A 2 Part Series

Part 1: Friday March 10 - 11am-4pm
Part 2: Saturday March 11 - 2:30pm-7:30pm
Guest Teacher Heather Ivany
Cost: $105 for Part 1 or 2, $210 for the whole course

Consciousness is everywhere within our bodies, continuously expressing through all our cells and tissues. One of our deep reservoirs of energy is within the organ body. Fully embodying our organs increases the pranic flow within and around them. This helps our organs to function optimally and maximizes their potential to be healthy and vibrant. Embodying our organs opens us to a vast reservoir of inner feelings and connects us with our humanity. Imagine what you could do if you were able to hone in and harness this power source. Through this course you will learn what and where your major organs are, how they open up or become compromised, and specific inquiries to not only feel intrinsically the organs in your body but also how to initiate movement from that space.

Day 1: Physical sensation in our bodies should not be bound by the architecture of our bones or the sinew of our muscles. Suspend the disbelief that this is where our physical journey of feeling ends. Open the mind, the body and soul to the enrapturing of your organ body.

In this 5 hour intensive, we will study the location and function of the major organs and finish with an embodied practice guided entirely from ‘organic’ space.

Day 2: Your body is vast arena of enlightenment awaiting your attention.

In the second part of this 2-part workshop on the organ body, learn through experience how to ground through the kidneys, to feel the effervescent lightness of the pancreas, the anchorage of the liver and support of the spleen. Imagine entering into the home dwelling of the heart that is undistorted by story.

This 5-hour intensive style workshop is the first part of a 2-part series but each can be done on its own as well. It is for partitioners ready to deepen their knowledge about yoga and the visceral anatomy through the organ body, and for yoga teachers or aspiring teachers.


Pre-Registered Classes

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Therapeutic Yoga with Kat

Sundays
Date: 26/02/2017 - 02/04/2017
From: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

What makes Therapeutic Movement unique is the adaptation of yoga postures, which are practiced in a way to enhance the rejuvenation process while deeply connecting with the self and the body as it heals. This Therapeutic Yoga class is designed to give bodies the opportunity to restore, repair, and recover in an intimate and fully supported environment, receiving personal modifications and adjustments by one of our specially trained therapeutic yoga teachers. In these classes we adopt an attitude of ‘less is more’ and learn simple yet specific postures and movements that require just enough effort to strengthen and create stability to the areas of recovery, while cultivating kindness to leave room for the inner workings of our own wisdom body to begin to move into a state of healing. These exercises assist in not only rehabilitating the body, but also in nourishing and connecting the heart and the mind, which allows us to settle into a state of acceptance and allowance, adjusting our attitude towards our present condition and becoming self-invested in our own healing.

Therapeutic Movement classes can assist in the therapy and healing of:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Pain
  • Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Post Knee Replacement
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Pelvic Floor Stabilization
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue

Join us for this 6-week journey for $135+gst. Register in studio, online, or call us at 780-432-1535.
Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.

*Note that no registered classes will run on long weekends.


Blissful Pilates with Kat

Sundays
Date: 26/02/2017 - 02/04/2017
From: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pilates is a practice based on deliberate breath with deep core connection and spinal integration. The Pilates Method uses specific exercises to strengthen, train, and heal the body through intentional movements, which challenge balance, coordination, endurance and control. The precision and rhythm within this class requires an immense amount of focus and concentration, and the breath is an essential component to support this principle. We breathe with the intention to move. This 6 week session will be progressive, focusing on foundation for the first 2 weeks and then advancing the movement in the following classes. Great for both those brand new to the Pilates method, and for practitioners with previous Pilates experience.

Join us for this 6-week journey for $108+gst. Register in studio, online, or call us at 780-432-1535.
Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.

*Note that no registered classes will run on long weekends.


Intro to Meditation with Kat

Sundays
Date: 26/02/2017 - 02/04/2017
From: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

In this 6 week registered course you will learn several techniques to calm and quiet the mind, while also gaining tools to begin to invite more mindfulness into your everyday life. Whether you are new to meditation or already have a steady practice, this class will allow for progressive growth in a fully supportive and safe environment.

Join us for this 6-week journey for $108+gst. Register in studio, online, or call us at 780-432-1535.
Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.

*Note that no registered classes will run on long weekends.


Prenatal Yoga 

Harmony
Sundays
26/02/2017 - 02/04/2017
From: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Emily 
Wednesdays
Date: 01/03/2017 - 05/04/2017
From: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

This registered class offers expectant mothers the opportunity to discover how yoga can support them through their pregnancy, in a supportive and comfortable environment with our specially trained teachers. Mothers will be guided through gentle yoga postures, breath work, visualization and meditation to help calm the mind and support the body through all the changes that accompany pregnancy, while deepening the connection with the little life growing within.

This class is designed to support all trimesters and stages of pregnancy and no previous yoga experience is required.

Join us for this six week journey for $140+gst.  Space is very limited for this class so ensure your spot by registering early online, in the studio, or call us at 780-432-1535.
Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.

*Note that no registered classes will run on long weekends.


Intro To Yoga with April

Mondays
Date: 27/02/2017 - 03/04/2017
From: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

If you are brand new to yoga, or have been practicing for some time but feel the need to reintegrate the important foundational aspects of the practice, then this class is the perfect class for you. Focusing on alignment, foundation and simple breath techniques, this class will guide students to a deeper understanding of the practice as a whole, while also working progressively so as to prepare each participant for other classes that are offered at Bliss.

What's great about taking a registered course is that throughout the duration of the 6 weeks the teacher will have the opportunity to create a greater connection with each student to offer individual support, and guide them with personal modifications that can be used for future yoga classes.

Join us for this 6-week journey for $108+gst. Register in studio, online, or call us at 780-432-1535.
Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.

*Note that no registered classes will run on long weekends


Yoga Nidra: Our Deepest Intention with Sheena

Thursdays
Date: 02/03/2017 - 06/04/2017
From: 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Yoga Nidra is a practice of guided meditation where the body is in a completely relaxed state, supported by bolsters, pillows and blankets, while the mind remains awake to explore different states of consciousness.

Some of the benefits of this practice include:

  • deep relaxation
  • stimulates physical & mental rejuvenation
  • increases inner strength & personal power
  • clearing of unconscious belief patterns
  • shifts in limited thinking
  • awakening of creativity
  • counteracts stress


Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and a journal.

Join us for this 6-week journey for $108+gst. Register in studio, online, or call us at 780-432-1535.

Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.

Sign up online!

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