Patanjali Yoga Sutra 4.3 Nimittam Aprayojakam Prakrtinam Varanabhedas Tu Tutah Ksetrikavat
Incidental events do not directly cause natural evolution but they aid in the removal of obstacles as a farmer removes the obstacles in a stream of water running to his fields.
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Fall Workshops 2012
Neck and Shoulders Workshop Sunday Sept 30 10am-12:30. Fee $50.0.0 Earlybird fee paid by Sept 16 $40.00. More info to follow.
Yoga For a Healthy Back Workshop Sunday Oct 28 10am-12:30. Fee $50.00. Earlybird fee paid by Oct 19 $40.00. See the poster below for more details.
Creating a Home Practice Sunday November 18 2012 10am-12:30. Fee $50. Earlybird fee paid by Nov 9 $40. Details to follow.
Iyengar Yoga Weekend Workshop with Barbara Young February 8-10 2013. Cost: $200. Earlybird paid by Jan 18 $180.00. Details to follow.
Salamba Sirsasana- Head Balance Pose-a 12 Week Series
Introducing a new 12 part series of 1.5 hour classes leading to independent Salamba Sirsasana (the head stand).
In this series of classes we will focus on strengthening the core muscles needed and alignment principles required to preform Salamba Sirsasana courageously/comfortably in the center of the room.
To learn the inverted postures one has to lessen the fear complex of being upside down so we will also learn poses that prepare the mind and emotions. The standing asanas and twists prepare the musculo skeletal body for the inversions while the standing and sitting forward extensions prepare one physically as well as mentally so that adverse effects can be avoided.
This 12 part series is suitable for those who have a regular yoga practice for at least 6 months and are comfortable in Salamba Sarvangasana (the shoulder stand).
This course is being offered by planetyoga.ca and taught by certified Iyengar yoga instructor Tim Ruddy.
Course starts Saturday April 21-July14 9:30am. No class on May 12th. Fee is $180.00 payable in 2 installments. * Once a month the class will be held on Sunday.
Neck & Shoulders Workshop
Sunday Oct 23 10:00-12:30. $50.00
Earlybird Price paid before Oct 15 $40.00.
Location: 780 St. Remi #153 in St. Henri, Montreal
The neck is not a weight bearing part of the body, the shoulders are ball and socket joints, two vulnerable areas of the body, yet what do we do to protect and how do we treat these areas of the body? Can we aid the repair of these areas through a deeper understanding of the yoga poses? Can we expedite the healing process to these areas by performing modified yogasanas? The answer is yes. Through experience of teaching yoga I have witnessed students healing and repairing these problematic areas. In this workshop you wiill be guided through a series of yogasanas not only to aid the healing process but also to decongest these areas. In this way this workshop will be valuable to both people with problematic neck & shoulders and others who would like to free up and prevent these areas from becoming problematic. In this workshop led by certified Iyengar yoga instructor Tim Ruddy we will unlock, clear up, free up and mobilise these crucial areas of the human anatomy. Register by sending a cheque to Tim Ruddy, or through interac email money transfer send the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org or through PayPal by sending the fee to email@example.com. Once payment has been received you will receive a confirmation email.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
A full refund is available if you cancel one full week before the workshop begins after that there is no refund.
Some comments from the participants on the workshop:
Thank you so much for this fabulous workshop, it has definitely helped me to relieve the pain and the tension I have been feeling in my neck and shoulders. It also made me aware that I can do simple exercises at home to help prevent further discomfort in this area of the body. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone and especially to those whose daily work consist of repetitive action, such as clicking on a keyboard in front of a screen.
I preferred the second (more intimate and relaxed) workshop………the time really flew by. Who would've thought there were so many different asanas for neck and shoulders……….
Your workshop was extremely helpful for relieving the tightness in my shoulders and for improving my posture. I think that the length of the workshop is perfect for really opening up the chest and loosening all the muscles around the neck, shoulders and even the entire back. The props are fantastic and you took time time to help us adjust for almost every posture. If you were to offer this workshop once a month, I would be interested.
"What I appreciate the most from Tim's teaching is the intelligence with which he creates his sequences. Each posture is carefully chosen in order that the student will progress gradually and accurately towards the fullest expression of the sequence's principle focus. Today it was all about opening up our Neck and Shoulders. Which we did! Thank you Tim".
Yesterdays's Neck & Shoulders workshop was all about shoulder and neck pain relief.
An Iyengar Yoga Weekend Workshop with Carole Baillargeon
Friday August 26 6-8pm.
Sat August 27 9am-12pm & 2:30-5:30pm
Sun August 28 9am-12pm & 2:30-4:30pm
Early Bird Fee paid on or before July 31 $230.00
Location: 780 St. Remi #153 (514-473-6530)
Dear Friends of Yoga:
planetyoga.ca is pleased to present Carole Baillargeon a Senior Intermediate Level 2 Iyengar Yoga Instructor from Australia to Montreal in a 3 day weekend workshop.
The workshop is open to all Iyengar yoga students. Non Iyengar yoga students are welcome as long as you have the ability to listen well, are receptive with a willingness to learn.
Please bring with you to the workshop your mat, 3 yoga blankets, a yoga belt, 2 blocks, a bolster if possible and what ever else you need to practice Salamba Sarvangasana.
Carole Baillargeon started practicing Iyengar yoga in Montreal in 1986
after completing her BA in history and literature. In 1990 she
travelled to Sydney, Australa where she did her teacher training. She
taught in Sydney for 5 years before moving to Darwin in the tropical
north to open her own shool Darwin Yoga Space. Carole holds a Senior
Intermediate level 2 Iyengar teaching certificate, she trains teachers
and offers workshops and yoga retreats in Bali. Carole has a keen
interest in the philosophy of yoga and yoga as a therapeutic tool. She
has been attending classes at the Iyengar yoga institute of Pune, India nearly every
year for the last 21 years. She feels very privileged to be able to
dedicate her time and energy to the study, practice and teaching of
To register for the workshop please send a cheque made out to Tim Ruddy to 780 rue St. Remi, Suite 153, Montreal, Quebec, H4C 3H2. If registering for the early bird your registration must be post marked on or before July 31. You can also pay through PayPal by adding on 3.5% and sending the amount to firstname.lastname@example.org A confirmation email will be sent once the payment is received.
Any inquiries should be sent to email@example.com or by calling 514-473-6530.
Let's get together and eat and live a happy healthy life.
Learn Vegan Cooking
Breakfast for the King
Lunch for the Prince
Dinner for the Pauper
Vegan food will be prepared and available for tasting. You will learn about veganism and how to prepare some vegan meals.
Guest: Dr. Ruel Poblete (Cardiologist) & Maria Glighor (Nurse Health Educator)
Place: Cultural Center 6767 Cotes Des Nieges (in front of Plaza CDN)
When: Sunday August 28, 2011
For more info Contact:
Nancy Bernier 514-354-8378
Nancy Sarto 514-606-0821
Please note that you don't have to be vegan to attend or even have the desire to become a vegan. Just come to learn and maybe incorporate a vegan meal into your weekly meals.
An Iyengar Yoga Workshop
June 24-26 2011
planetyoga.ca is pleased to announce an Iyengar yoga workshop with Paul Cabanis. Paul Cabanis has been teaching Iyengar yoga for 20 years and quickly became certified at the Junior Intermediate III level. It takes years (for most of us) to accomplish this and not an easy feat I must add. He is a young (rare for Iyengar teachers) charismatic, humorous and highly energetic individual.
Workshop is open to all Iyengar yoga students. Non Iyengar yoga students are also welcome as long as they can listen well and are receptive with a willingness to learn.
Please bring with you 3 blankets, 2 blocks and a belt. Also a bolster if possible and whatever else you need for Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand).
The workhop will be held from Friday June 24-Sunday June 26 for a total of 12 hours. The fee $240.
Friday June 24: 9am-12pm & 2pm-4pm.
Saturday June 25: 9am-12pm & 2pm-4pm.
Sunday June 26: 9am-11am.
Early bird rate: Before Friday June 17 $210.
Regular rate: $240.00
Location: 4710 St. Ambroise (15 minute walk from Place St.Henri Metro) along the canal.
Make cheques payable to me Tim Ruddy. Or pay through paypal (add 3% to the total if paying through paypal) send the money to firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate Junior III
Paul has been teaching in the Los Angeles area since 1991. After spending almost two years studying with the Iyengar family at their Institute in Pune, India, Paul has immersed himself in the study of yoga philosophy and teaches regular classes on Indian thought.
Meditation Workshop for beginners Sunday Oct 24, 2010. Time 10:00am-12 Noon. $40.00
* find out what meditation is
* find out how to meditate
* find out how to sit
* we'll practice several styles of meditation
* 15 minute tea break half way through
* questions and answers
* bring a small towel to cover the blankets you'll be sitting on
* bring a note book and pen to take notes if you wish
* workshop will be taught by Tim Ruddy who has been practicing meditation for 24 years
* meditation beads will be available for sale on sight (if you have a set bring them to the workshop)
Location: 6219 Monk Blvd (corner of Jolicoeur) if the group is small it will be held at 767 rue du Couvent.
Register Here! $20.00 to register. Send $20.00 to email@example.com through paypal or request an invoice. You can also call with your questions or to register 514-938-2460.
Next Meditation Workshop TBA.
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The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States is an important link for all serious practioners of Iyengar yoga. Through this link you will be able to find out all kinds of interesting news about Iyengar yoga and you will be able to find Iyengar yoga teachers all across the United States.
The Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada is also an important link for all serious Iyengar yoga practioners in Canada. It contains workshops and events related to Iyengar yoga in Canada.
This is an interesting blog from an Iyengar yoga student. I find her insights into Iyengar yoga very intriguing. I think that alot of yoga students will be able to relate to what she is saying.
Organizers of interesting events and seminars in Canada.
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