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! 

Free Your Hip FlexorsIntroduction to MeditationBe Empowered & Create Your Desired LifeLight Yourself Up!Valentine's Day Partner WorkshopValentine's Day Date NightValentine's Partner Acro for BeginnersMyofascial Massage & NidraPrenatal Parnter WorkshopEvolving Consciously ~ Emerge PrenatalYogaIntro to YogaTherapeutic YogaIntro to Meditation

Workshops


Free Your Hip Flexors

Date: Saturday January 20
Time: 12pm-2pm
Teacher: Raluca
Price: $45+tax

In Free Your Hip Flexors you will learn how the psoas or hip flexor muscles are one of the main reasons we experience low back pain, and how our repetitive movements, whether it be that you sit at a desk all day, or are active and like to run, jog, or cycle, dictate the resting length and quality of our hip flexors, which for most of us is short and tight. This tightness can radiate throughout the body, causing tension and strain through the soft tissues, which can eventually lead to chronic pain. Massage, physio, and chiropractic work may alleviate these symptoms temporarily, but until we take matters into our own hands and make it a daily practice, the symptoms will always return.
Join Bliss RMT Raluca for this 2-hour workshop, which is designed to empower you by gaining more insight about what is happening in your own body, and give you tools to begin to restore balance so to live in comfort and freedom. With the focus on the hip flexor or psoas muscles, you will learn trigger points, self massage techniques, gentle stretches and yoga postures, so to retrain your body and your brain to improve your posture and alleviate pain.

You will also receive a gift of 15% of a 30-minute targeted treatment massage with Raluca if booked on the day of the workshop.


Introduction to Meditation

Date: Saturday January 20
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Kat
Price: $45+tax

Join us for our Introduction to Meditation workshop, which is tailored to answer your questions about the practice of meditation and will give you the tools to incorporate meditation in your daily life. We will explore philosophy, practice the art of meditation with various approaches, clarify the systematic unfolding, and share modern neuroscience data. You will leave the workshop with confidence to integrate a daily practice of silence, stillness and relaxation into your life - supporting your well-being and improving how you relate to all circumstances that arise.


Understanding Upper Crossed Syndrome

+ 30 Minute Targeted Treatment
Date: Sunday January 21
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Facilitator: Raluca
Cost: $110+tax

Posture and body language are the first thing others notice about us.  In Understand the Upper Crossed Syndrome you will learn how we are unconsciously training the fascia in the body through what we do on our journey from babyhood to full grown adult.  Through repetitive movements, whether that be sitting at your desk, picking up your children, or driving your car, we dictate the shape and quality of our fascia and consequently the positioning of our bones resulting in poor posture.  As our bones are guided out of their optimal alignment through the pull of the fascia caused by unconscious movement patterns, we begin to experience tension and strain through the soft tissues, which can eventually lead to chronic pain.  Massage, physio, and chiropractic work may alleviate these symptoms temporarily, but until we take matters into our own hands and make it a daily practice, the symptoms will always return.

This workshop includes a 30-minute targeted treatment with Raluca, which is to be booked on the day of the workshop. 

This is a 2-hour workshop + 30-minute targeted treatment (worth $125) for $110+tax.


New Year Body Blitz!

Teacher: Kat
Date: Saturday January 27
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $45+tax

Start 2018 off right, creating new and healthy movement strategies to promote health and balance!

Join movement master Kat for this 2-hour workshop, geared to take movement off the mat, and into your daily life by utilizing simple yet effective exercises. By adding small bits of movement to your everyday, science has proven, that this will promote a healthy, mobile and strong body. In our daily lives we tend to move unconsciously and habitually, which can lead to imbalances that potentially provoke physical pain and discomfort. We have many opportunities to insert “movement breaks” through out our day, and these small action intermissions will enhance posture awareness, reduce pain, improve mental focus and presence, spark a nervous system reset and a gift you with a renewed embodiment of confidence and self-care.

Join us for a new and more conscious way of how to move, sit, walk, stand, carry, shovel and BE in your body!


Be Empowered & Create Your Desired Life ~ 2018 with Elaine

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teacher: Elaine
Cost: $45 + tax


Quality of one’s life is directly related to our emotional health.  Emotional health is the foundation beneath self confidence, and self confidence is the spring board to achievement in every walk of life.

With January representing the start of a new beginning, as well as being Mental Health Awareness month we are excited to offer this workshop based on a technique that provides you with the tools to free yourself from emotional blocks and manifest your best life for 2018. 

The Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT empowers us to liberate ourselves from emotional stagnation and shift into clarity.  Learn the science behind this technique and simple practices that you can use to take your power back while tapping into your intentions to create the life you desire. 

This is a 2 hour workshop,



Light Yourself Up! with Glenda

Date: Saturday, Februay 3
Time:  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Teacher: Glenda
Cost: $45

Did you know that your outer world is a reflection of your inner world?  Do you want to consciously create a life that you desire and feel good in your body while doing so?  If that is something that interests you, come and learn how to partner with and tend to your energy system, using simple yet powerful energy tools.  Return home to your own inner wisdom and open to allowing more flow and ease in your life.  Come play in energy land!  It's fun and it just may change your life.

Glenda Lane is an intuitive energy guide who has combined 26 years of experience as a physical therapist and 6 years as an intuitive transformational coach to help people tap into their innate body wisdom, return home to their hearts and remember the truth of who they are.  She teaches simple but powerful energy tools and practices, empowering people to create how they desire to feel and live.


Valentine's Day Partner Yoga & Connection

Teacher: Sheena
Date: Saturday February 10
Time: 12pm-2pm
Cost: $45/person or $90/couple

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 yoga postures designed for 2 people to practice together, as well as 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 celebrate and nourish your relationship with someone you love!  (And we love our friends and family members too, so this workshop is not only for lovers.)



Date Night ~ Valentine's Partner Yoga & Connection


Teacher: Sheena
Date: Saturday February 10
Time: 7pm-10pm
Cost: $55/person or $110/couple

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 yoga postures designed for 2 people to practice together, as well as 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 celebrate and nourish your relationship with someone you love!

After practice Date Night continues in the yoga lounge with wine and hors d'oeuvres.  This evening of love, connection, wining and unwinding.


Valentine's AcroYoga For Beginners

Teacher: Amethyst
Date: Sunday February 11
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $45/person or $90/couple

Valentines Day is fast approaching! Are you looking for a unique, fun way to celebrate this year? Acroyoga is a unique style of yoga that blends yoga, acrobatics and therapeutics. It 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.
Join Amethyst for this 2 hour workshop to explore fun partner excercises and beginner acroyoga poses. You will get the chance to experience the roles of base, flyer and spotter.

Come with your partner to have a fun Valentine's Day experience, or bring a friend, your sister, or you mom to connect and try something new.  If you are interested in trying Acroyoga but don't have a partner, no worries, sign up anyway and we will partner you up with someone on the day. 


Release & Restore ~ Myofascial Massage & Nidra Experience

Teachers: Lindsey & Kelly
Date: Saturday February 24
Time: 12pm-2pm
Cost: $45

Join Kelly and Lindsey Saturday February 24th for some true R&R!
Melt away residual tension stored in the body through myofascial release techniques that will not only restore health and balance to the soft tissue, but will also settle the nervous system and reinstate the lines of communication between the body and the brain. Myofascial rolling increases proprioception, which contributes to our awareness of where our body is in space and decreases our risk of injury.

Due to the fascia's deep connection with the nervous system, myofascia rolling is an incredibly effective preparatory practice for Yoga Nidra, where you are invited to move into complete and total physical relaxation, while exploring the deeper dimensions of the mind. It is in these moments of deep relaxation when true restoration happens!

This workshop will promote extensive release for both the body and the mind creating a wholistic revitalization!


Evolving Consciously ~ Emerge

Teacher: Lindsey
Dates: March 2-March 11
Times: 7am-5pm
Cost: $1300+tax

There is a beautiful moment when your attention can move from external to internal, when the separation between the observer and the observed is indistinguishable.  This state of consciousness is possible for everyone.  Through the journey of unlocking both our conscious and subconscious mind we’ll discover how to connect more deeply with our sacred Self.  This is the art of being attention.  This is "the work".  This is the path of Self realization and Self love.  Are you ready to know your mystery?

"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness." ~Lao Tzu

Topics that will be covered in this module are:

  • Yoga Nidra ~ This wisdom teaching that reveals a portal into one’s authentic nature will offer both a scientific and heart based approach to observing the Self. 
  • Evolution of the Human Brain ~ Learn the anatomy of human brain and its incredible evolution over the last few million years.
  • The Mind ~ Gain a deeper understanding of the workings of the mind, the roles of the conscious, subconscious and unconscious and how to create brain coherence to attend life from whole brain and whole mind to support a more unified experience. 
  • Belief Systems ~ Understand the driver behind many of our actions, reactions and life experiences, and how to shift your beliefs to support a new and more positive direction in life.
  • Advanced Yoga Philosophy ~ Dive deeper into the ancient teachings of Patanjali's Sutras and learn how to merge them with a more modern understanding.
  • Sound Healing ~ Learn the effects of sound on the brain and the body, both physically and subtly, and how to utilize frequency and vibration to create a more integrated experience in your classes. 
  • And more...

This module is 90 hours, which can be used towards CEU credits with Yoga Alliance, and can also be put towards completing your 300-hour level, making you eligible upon completion for the RYT-500 designation.



Prenatal Partner Workshop ~ Preparing for Birth Together

Guest Teacher: Corinne McNally
Date: Sunday February 25
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: $65/couple

The presence and encouragement of a woman's partner is a powerful aid to labour and delivery. This workshop places much emphasis on the essential role of the birth partner, providing specific helpful techniques that can be used to support their partner during labour.

Sharing movement, breath awareness and touch while spending time together away from daily responsibility creates the opportunity for expecting parents to connect with their baby and nurture the growing family. 

Expectant couples will practice movement and breathing techniques that can enhance comfort and confidence in pregnancy, and that will also help prepare mom for labour and delivery. You will learn poses to strengthen, open and relax your body, as well as gentle massage and pain coping techniques.

During this workshop you will learn:
yoga poses for pregnancy & postpartum
relaxation and comforting techniques
breathing techniques that support easier birthing
stretches and toning joined with your partner
birthing positions that can be used during labour
connecting physically, emotionally as a couple and new family
This workshop is recommended anytime during either the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Prior yoga experience is not necessary and beginners to yoga are welcome.


Pre-Registered Classes

Please Note: These are prepaid and registered program with a pre-determined schedule with a limited number of participants. Please ensure that you are familiar with the dates of the program. Absent reminders for failure to attend may be issued for this pre registered program, however no penalty or credit will be applied for missed sessions.

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Prenatal Yoga

Wednesdays with Emily
Date: 03/01/2018 - 07/02/2018
From: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Sundays with Lindsay S.
Date: 07/01/2018 - 11/02/2018
From: 4:45 pm - 6:00 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

Sundays with Michelle K.
Date: 07/01/2018 - 11/02/2018
From: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mondays with Lindsay S.
Date: 08/01/2018 - 12/02/2018
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.


Therapeutic Yoga with Michelle C

Sundays
Date: 07/01/2018 - 11/02/2018
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.


Intro to Meditation with Julie

Sundays
Date: 07/01/2018 - 11/02/2018
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.


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