WARRIORS FOR PEACE: DJ YOGA FLOW with Ana-Maria & DJ Kyle Marshall
Kula Annex and New Leaf Yoga join forces to support youth through yoga. Every day people are living with violence in their communities, homes, bodies and minds. Yoga has taught many of us how to create more peace in our actions, thoughts, and words. We all have the capacity to create positive change, but not all of us have the opportunity to nourish ourselves in positive ways.
Help New Leaf make yoga more accessible to youth in the places where it's been least available by attending a beautifully guided 90-minute yoga practice lead by Ana-Maria Alvarado and DJ Kyle Marshall. This practice will guide students to courageously flow into postures with attunded awareness, by using breath and the sweet sound of live beats to assist in the process.
SATURDAY, MAY 25 | 7:30 - 9:00PM | $20+hst $5 FROM EVERY PASS WILL GO TO NEW LEAF YOGA
10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
Join us for an innovative healing offering of integration and grace. Participants will receive a general ear-acupuncture protocol that relieves stress, induces relaxation, and provides an overall balancing of the body's systems. Participants will also receive reiki and be treated to a sound healing performance involving quartz crystal singing bowls, intuitive singing and other salving instruments. Creative Healing Artists, Darren Austin Hall & Megan Marie Gates, shall be co-facilitating. For more info on Darren's work, please check out his website at www.InnerTraditionsHealing.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 26 | 7:00 – 8:00PM | $15 MINIMUM sliding scale 18 PEOPLE MAXIMUM FOR SPACE
FROM WOMB TO WORLD Conception, Pregnancy and Birth The Journey that Shapes our Life with Anna Verwaal, RN, CLE, Primal Period Educator, Doula Instructor, Birth Consultant
Combining the latest research and findings in cellular biology, pre and perinatal psychology with sensitive photography and sharing real conception and birth scenarios the participants in this workshop will learn how conception, the time in the womb and the birth experience become the blueprint for the rest of our lives, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It will not only give tremendous insights on a personal level, but also teach how to use this information in a professional practice and how to give babies an optimum start in life.
Epigenetics and cellular memory of the conception, womb and birth experience
Emotional, physical & medical events that affect the fetus later in life
The effects prenatal and birth experiences can have on fertility, pregnancy, labor and giving birth
How conception, prenatal and birth experiences and methods shape our beliefs and appear in our lives (i.e. adoption, twins, induction vacuum, C/S, premature birth, etc.)
Helping ourselves and clients understand and heal from birth related beliefs and imprints
How to prepare for a conscious preganancy and birth experience as a care-provider or parent
Continuing Education Unites (CEU's) for professionals: Workshop is accredited for 7 CEU's by CAM, the California Association of Midwives, the California Board of Registered Nursing and DONA Testimonials: "What a brilliant life altering presentation! It takes you to a whole new level of how babies (and we ourselves!) experienced our journey getting here and what can be done to heal from this experience or prevent it from happening to the next generation!" - Paul, Chiropractor, soon to be dad!
"I had never heard of a conscious childbirth, yet left Anna's workshop questioning whether we will continue to suppress our birthing practices with our lace of awareness? Learning about this has transformed my obstetrical practice" - Dr. Clare W, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, UK NHS
"Consciousness altering workshop for me! It totally changed the way I support my clients and help them prepare of birth" - Joanne, Home-Birth Midwife
"Amazing workshop, now I know there is so much more I can do as a doula prenatally, to help improve my clients' birth experience! Thank you so much!" - Karen B, Doula
SATURDAY, JUNE 1 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | $135+hst Sign up and your partner can too for 50% off registration. 10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
In 1990, Anna began her life work as a labor and delivery, post-partum and newborn nursery nurse, where she specialized in the high-risk obstetrical department. Anna extended her offering in 1998 as a private birth consultant and labor doula, where she supported conscious birthing to families around the world. From 2000 until 2006, Anna studied and apprenticed with Hohepa Delamere, a well known and respected indigenous male Maori midwife and renowned healer from New Zealand. Anna is a celebrated Birth Consultant, and she teaches Conscious Birthing, Advanced Doula and Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher Trainings internationally. She is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker at international birth conferences and to facilitate workshops for birth professionals. For an extended biography, please visit:www.fromwombtoworld.com
RESTORATIVEYOGA FORDEEP SLEEP with Tianne Allan
The benefits of a good sleep at night show up in our daily life. With a good nights rest we are calmer and better able to deal with stress; our natural immune system modulators increase, helping us to fight off sickness; our mind is more alert, improving concentration, memory and problem solving. In addition to these and many other health benefits, it just feels so good to wake up refreshed, energized and looking forward to the day.
This workshop will touch on the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness, particularly the central role of the nervous system. We will explore the ways in which yoga can change our nervous system balance and thus, improve our sleep patterns. We'll learn specific meditation techniques, breath work, and restorative yoga poses which relax the body, clear the mind and prepare the body for a deep, rejuvenating sleep.
We will experience Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness. Yoga Nidra is a systematic method for complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to three or four hours of restful sleep. When you don't have time for a full night's sleep, this gem of a practice will ensure your body get the rest it needs, leaving you feeling refreshed and energized.
Tianne Banerd, Registered Yoga Therapist, learnt the rewards of training body & mind as a high performance athlete. After an injury, she turned to yoga for rehabilitation & found that it offered everything she needed to heal & strengthen her body. Tianne’s experience, light- hearted approach & clear instruction enable students of all levels to find ease & joy in the practice.
RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR STRESS&ANXIETY with Tianne Allan
Stressed? You are not alone. Over 70% of first visits to medical physicians are for stress-related symptoms. Anxiety and stress symptoms vary from person to person but can include: stomach aches, headaches, irritability, insomnia, muscle tension, fatigue, nausea, low self-esteem, a feeling of fear & apprehension and depression. In this workshop you will learn specific techniques to relax your stressed-out body and mind.
Thanks to its holistic body-mind approach, yoga helps to manage & heal the root cause of anxiety & stress, not just the symptoms. Freedom from anxiety & stress means a healthier body and a more peaceful mind. Together we will explore special breathing techniques, postures, meditations, and visualizations.
Where do you hold stress? How can you release it? How can you maintain inner peace and calm amidst the busyness of life? Learn the answers to these important questions. Apply key stress reduction techniques and begin to feel your natural flow of energy, joy and lightness of being.
Tianne Banerd, Registered Yoga Therapist, learnt the rewards of training body & mind as a high performance athlete. After an injury, she turned to yoga for rehabilitation & found that it offered everything she needed to heal & strengthen her body. Tianne’s experience, light- hearted approach & clear instruction enable students of all levels to find ease &joy in the practice.
MOON GODDESS with Zahra Haji
Celebrate your cyclical nature and explore your goddess energies through yoga, meditation, and moon charting with an inspiring practice you can continue at home. Everyone experiences the goddess energies of go-getter, the nurturer, the enchantress and the visionary in different ways. Understanding and embracing each brings peace and meaningful self-connection. Harnessing these powerful energies will also have practical benefits in all areas of your life: health, love, relationships, work & sex.
Join Yoga Goddess Zahra Haji to learn how the moon influences your moods, energy and emotions and how to get into the flow of your monthly cycle. You'll practice kundalini yoga to harmonize your hormones, meditation to balance your menstrual cycle, and moon charting to follow the flow of your shifting energies from month to month. Moon Goddess is open to all women seeking to deepen their connection with their body and reconnect with the Divine Feminine and will be especially meaningful for women who are trying to conceive or are experiencing some of the following: PMS, low libido, low energy, painful or irregular cycles (including pcos, peri-menopause, fibroids & amenorrhea).
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
10:00AM - 12:00PM | MOON GODDESS YOGA & MEDITATION CLASS $40+hst ($35+hst BEFORE JUNE 1)
1:00 - 4:30PM | MOON GODDESS YOGA, MEDITATION & MOON CHARTING WORKSHOP | $75+hst ($65+hst BEFORE JUNE 1)
Zahra Haji is the director and founder of Yoga Goddess from Toronto, Canada. A certified and practiced Yoga Teacher specialized in Women’s Health, Zahra has been inspired by the Mayan Moon Goddess Ixchel to reconnect women with their innate wisdom and sensual, feminine beauty. Through the magic of the moon, kundalini yoga and meditation, Zahra guides women to self-connect and regain trust in their body’s innate wisdom.
BREATHWORK EXPERIENCE with Serah
Discover the power of your breath! The way you breathe is a direct reflection of how you live. Bringing awareness to your breath can permanently shift your relationship to life itself.
Breathwork is a conscious connected breathing tool used to literally cleanse your cellular structure and aide in bypassing the mind and it's judgments in order to release any physical and emotional blocks that you may be holding onto. With this beautiful release comes blissful and abundant space to recreate new pathways, new patterns for your most authentic you. Open to all drawn to the Breath, new and experience breathers alike.
SATURDAY, JULY 6 | 7:30 - 9:30PM | $35+hst 10% off for Kula Annual and Monthly Contract Members
Serah is an accomplished Breathwork facilitator and Registered Yoga Teacher that has been committed to the practice for over a decade. Having studied yoga and conscious breathing techniques extensively throughout India and North America, she brings a plethora of experiential and learned wisdom to her facilitating and a contagious enthusiasm for life.
YOGA IN THE PARK with Christi-an, Jen & Friends
Cultivate community with a free yoga class at Dufferin Grove Park every Thursday during the summer months. Look for the flags!
EVERY THURSDAY | JUNE - AUGUST | 6:00 - 7:00PM | FREE! (fair weather permitting which means , if it's raining we probably won't be there)
Dufferin Grove Park | 875 Dufferin Street | Toronto
QUEER YOGA with Christi-an
queer & trans positive space. all identities, expressions, bodies, sizes & abilities welcome.
MONDAYS | 5:30pm-6:30pm | $8
The First class of every month is queer yoga 101 (ideal for brand new yogis and more experience yogis looking to refine their alignment) and the last class of every month we will hang out at futures and drink tea.
Kula Annex | 304 Brunswick Ave | 416 922 5852
BROWNGIRLS YOGA with Jam & Kim
Yoga for self-identified people of colour. all bodies, sizes & abilities welcome. queer & trans positive space.
WEDNESDAYS | 9:00pm-10:00pm | $8
The First class of every month is brown girls yoga 101 (ideal for brand new yogis and more experience yogis looking to refine their alignment) and the last class of every month we will hang out and drink tea. Kula Annex | 304 Brunswick Ave | 416 922 5852