MindFULLness

Putting the Full in Mindfulness

Plan ahead for the fall!  Angie Pringle and I are co-leading a workshop series at Yoga Public (280 Fort St, Winnipeg) exploring how food and healthy movement can improve how we feel and set us up for chasing those bigger life goals.  Angie has a BA in Kinesiology, and is a Wellness Consultant, certified Personal Trainer, Function Movement Screen Specialist, and Precision Nutrition Coach.  Combined with my Masters in Food Science, certification as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counsellor, and yoga teaching experience, you will get both breadth and depth from our discussion on food habits and holistic wellness.

Our first workshop, Working with Cravings, will be on Saturday, October 29th (3:30-5 pm, $35).  While coming to all the workshops will be more immersive and allow for deeper integration of the principles we will discuss, you will find great benefit in checking out even just one!  November will be DIY Kitchen Staples (a look into processed foods and how we can easily make our own healthier versions) and January will be Plant Proteins and You (a discussion of non-meat protein options, including a visit from a local farmer).  Stay tuned for more!

Relax and Renew Yoga Retreat – Hecla Island – registration is open!

***SOLD OUT!!!***

Once again this fall, Natasha Lenon and I will be hosting a weekend retreat at Hecla Island, Manitoba.  Spots filled up really quickly last year, so if you are interested, sign up soon by contacting me here!  Here are the details:

When: October 21-23, 2016
Where: Hecla Lakeview Resort, Manitoba (175 km north of Winnipeg)
What: a nourishing weekend of yoga, kirtan and meditation
Investment: $500 (double) | $600 (single) – includes GST, food, accommodations, and use of the Salka mineral pools.

Please note that payment in full is required to secure your spot.  In the case of cancellation before July 1st, a full refund less an administrative fee of $80 will be given.  In the case of cancellation on and after July 1st, no refund will be given.

Relax and Renew Yoga Retreat in Hecla

Lighting the Fire

I am honoured to be asked to teach yoga at the Lighting the Fire conference (May 11-13th, 2016, Winnipeg) hosted by the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre.  As a gathering for discussing approaches to Indigenous education, honouring First Nation culture, and ensuring student success, a piece of that puzzle is drawing attention to the self-care of educators and leaders.  Learning to take care of ourselves is the first step to learning how to take care of others, and yoga or any other awareness practice can play a pivotal role in cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health.  Maybe I will see you there!

Going deeper into practice?

If you are interested in diving deeper into your yoga practice, a teacher training can offer more insight into the various aspects of yoga.  There is always more to learn!  David Quiring and I will be guest-teaching in two teacher trainings this summer.  Check out:

Sky Yoga Teacher Training
http://www.siobhankeely.com/
Siobhan is hosting a Yoga Alliance-certified 200-hour training in Winnipeg (June 1-28).  The training will be small and intimate.  We will be leading workshops on Ayurveda and Kirtan.

Harmony Tree Yoga Studio
http://harmonytreestudio.com
A Yoga Alliance-certified 200-hour training in Morden, MB.  This training began in November 2015 and is being offered in 10 weekend modules.  David and I will be leading a Kirtan/chanting workshop in July.