Workshops & Classes


| FALL/WINTER 2019 OFFERINGS |

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Candlelight Yoga Nidra for Seasonal Stress, Anxiety and Depression

The Christmas season is soon upon us and for many this brings up anxiety, feelings of stress, overload, poor sleep and body pain.

Yoga Nidra is an immensely powerful systematic guided relaxation practice which allows the practitioner to experience the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The process of being led through progressive guided relaxation withdraws the mind from distracting sensory impressions and identifications so that the mind can become a silent witness. From this place we get a glimpse of our essential Nature.

Benefits of this practice: Stress relief, restful sleep, release of body tension and pain, and increase in well-being.

 

Dates: Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18th
Time: 7:15-8:30 pm
Location: Breath of Life Wellness Whitehorse. Plenty of FREE parking available.

Cost: By donation

What to Bring: Mat & Blanket
 

 

| WINTER 2020 OFFERINGS |

 

SomaYoga 6-Week Series Thursday’s 10-11:30 am

 

Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 
Cost: $132 plus tax
You can pro-rate up to two classes if you know you will be away.
Location: Breath of Life Wellness Whitehorse. Plenty of FREE parking available.
Cost: $110 + tax for series (can pro-rate for up to 2 missed classes
To register: Contact Breath of Life Wellness online

 

SomaYoga blends Thomas Hanna’s Somatics with therapeutic yoga. It helps us regain control over our muscles and movement patterns, supporting easeful, functional movement. This allows us to move better and more intelligently in our bodies, supporting our yoga postures and breathing practices.

In this series learn about 3 main reflexes that show up in the body, due to stress, repetitive movement, trauma or injury and improve function to support your favourite sports or hobbies in life.

If you are experiencing recurrent pain and tension, lingering problems or a ready to learn a new approach to movement re-education, then this series is for you. Bring awareness to what has been forgotten, change the patterns that perpetuate pain so that you can move through life with more ease.

What you will learn:

How to re-educate your muscles, releasing tension and pain.

That your muscles only listen to your brain.

That your Somatic Nervous System is what holds you in patterns of tension and pain.

How to PANDICULATE versus Stretch.

All levels welcome. No experience necessary.

 

Register Here

 


SomaYoga Nidra Class - Wednesday's - 4 Week Series 

 

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29th
Cost: $85 plus tax 
Location: Breath of Life Wellness Whitehorse. Plenty of FREE parking available.
To register: Contact Breath of Life Wellness online

 

Join me for this 75 minute Yoga Nidra class to help ease stress, anxiety, depression, reduce body pain and tension and improve well-being.
 

The class is split into two parts:

Part 1: 
The first half will explore gentle Somatic Movement Practices to release chronic or habituated holding patterns that cause tension in the body.

Part 2: The second half of the class you will be guided through the immensely powerful systematic guided relaxation practice to support you to experience the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. 

The process of being led through progressive guided relaxation withdraws the mind from distracting sensory impressions and identifications so that the mind can become a silent witness. From this place we get a glimpse of our Essential Nature.

Yoga Nidra has been widely researched and studied to benefit those with stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, body tension and pain. Benefits of this approach are to reeducate and release reflex patterns of holding in the nervous system, to uncover more ease, less pain, more centeredness and peace of mind.

 

Register Here


 

| PREVIOUS PROGRAMS |

 

Somatic Self Discovery

A three month program to let go of what limits you and embody what’s next.

Stay tuned for our next offering of this SOLD OUT Program.

It’s here. Join Tara Larkin and I for three mini retreats over three months to support a deep dive into what limits you. We will guide you through processes to release old patterns and rediscover the power that resides deep within to move towards what you want in life.

A 3 month program to let go of what limits you and embody what’s next.

 

Whether you are just getting the first inklings that something needs to shift in life, or you are mid transition to something new and exciting, your brain and body can work against you - holding you back from what you truly desire.

Habits of our body include the ways that we think, beliefs that we hold, and ways we get stuck into habits of movement - these patterns are ingrained in our somatic nervous system.  This can keep us locked in fear and pain, stuck where we no longer want to be. Our brains and bodies become a storehouse of limiting thoughts, beliefs and actions. Often times these thoughts, beliefs and actions are so deeply embedded that they are  unconscious. When this happens we don’t feel like we are in control of ourselves and we don’t understand what is keeping us stuck.

 

  • If you are feeling like it’s time for something new.

  • If you would like to find your way back to what is really important to you and embody it.

  • If you would like to move freely and feel ease and joy in your body.

  • If you want to see a clearer path forward and be confident in your decisions.

  • If you want to ditch the heaviness of expectations and come home to yourself.

 

If you are looking for change it’s time to dive in. This is an opportunity to examine your thoughts, fears and beliefs, let go of what no longer serves, and open up your mind and body in a new way.
 

Program begins April 13. Early Bird registration closes March 15.  
 

To learn more details visit www.pursuitcoaching.ca/events/somatic-self-discovery.html

To register email Tara [at] pursuitcoaching.ca 


 


Workshop - 6 Pillars of Yogic Living and Ayurvedic Practices (All levels)
 

Date: TBA
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Cost: $145
Limit: 8 people

Includes: Yummy Ayurvedic Lunch

Location: Takhini Hot Springs Area - Private Location

Join me for this fun and experiential workshop at a private location, just 5 minutes from Takhini Hot Springs. Treat yourself and make a day out of it. Welcome to anyone looking to take a little out for themselves and nourish your 'soma' - your sensing, feeling, self-regulating body. Enjoy this day with an optional post workshop soak in the Hot Springs or hike on the local trails.

Learn how to stay balanced with 6 key wellness practices, movement exploration, self care practices and a yummy, nourishing Ayurvedic meal. Learn how a daily self-care practice can deeply nourish you, improving your overall health and well-being.
 
This workshop will be a fun, exploratory learning session with hands on self-care and educational practices - discover and try Naysa Nose Oil, Neti, Abhyanga body massage practices, How to Clean your Tongue to eliminate "ama", ayurvedic tricks on proper elimination and more. Absolutely no experience necessary!

 

Popular classes that I offer


SomaYoga  (All levels) - In this class learn how to use your brain to re-educate your muscles, thereby eliminating pain and discomfort. Learn about functional movement and range of motion and learn how to safely increase strength, flexibility, and balance. SomaYoga provides simple, lifelong tools to age with grace and ease. This is an all levels class and suitable for those with pain and symptoms where a traditional yoga class is just too much. This intimate class setting will cater to your specific needs.
 


Restorative SomaYoga Nidra Class - Restore, Relax and Renew your body, mind and spirit with this 90 minute class involving a blending of gentle somatic movements, with restorative postures, ending with 30 minute yoga nidra (guided relaxation - waking sleep). This class will nourish your nervous system and replenish stores of energy to support you in your life. This class is great for those with chronic pain, stress, muscle soreness, busy mind or difficulty sleeping.
 

 


Workshop - 6 Pillars of Yogic Living and Ayurvedic Practices (All levels) - Join me for this fun and experiential workshop at a private location, just 5 minutes from Takhini Hot Springs. Treat yourself and make a day out of it. Welcome to anyone looking to take a little out for themselves and nourish your 'soma' - your sensing, feeling, self-regulating body. Enjoy this day with an optional post workshop soak in the Hot Springs or hike on the local trails.

Learn how to stay balanced with 6 key wellness practices, movement exploration, self care practices and a yummy, nourishing Ayurvedic meal. Learn how a daily self-care practice can deeply nourish you, improving your overall health and well-being.
 
This workshop will be a fun, exploratory learning session with hands on self-care and educational practices - discover and try Naysa Nose Oil, Neti, Abhyanga body massage practices, How to Clean your Tongue to eliminate "ama", ayurvedic tricks on proper elimination and more. Absolutely no experience necessary!
 
Next offering:
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Includes a yummy Ayurvedic lunch.
Workshop limited to 9 people.