Jun
8
to Jun 9

The Magic of Ashtanga and deep healing.

The Nook Brackendale with Tina Pashumati James.

ASHTANGA WHERE'S THE MAGIC WEEKEND GATHERING

WITH TINA PASHUMATI JAMES

THE NOOK BRACKENDALE.

8TH 9TH JUNE.

7am - 12pm Saturday

7am - 12pm Sunday.

THE MAGIC OF ASHTANGA AND DEEP HEALING.

In the Ashtanga Yoga therapy we look at this ancient Practice safely and joyfully Ujjai breathing the essential link. Students will benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in this workshop. kriyas, Pranayma, Arati Mantra, Dive into a technique-driven practice and in-depth discussion of the yoga practice and leave with a renewed inspiration for the deep work of the yoga practice.

Directly experience the process of yoga transformation through a firm foundation in traditional spiritual principles as applied in practice. Expect asana breakdowns as well as an alignment-driven exploration of the yoga poses as a connection to the inner tradition of spiritual inquiry.

WE WILL PREPARE A BEAUTIFUL Elixir ginger and Turmeric TONIC, we will also explore Healing 3 series postures, This workshop is suitable for all levels of practitioner, PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOGA.

To register contact: tinalokayoga@gmail.com
or

call (604)902 0125

FILLING UP ONLY 5 PLACES LEFT BOOK IN ADVANCE.

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Jun
14
to Jun 16

The well at bowen magic with Tina Pashumati.

ASHTANGA & JIVAMUKTI INTENSIVE WITH TINA PASHUMATI JAMES

  • Friday, June 14, 20197:00 PM 
    Sunday, June 16, 20194:30 PM

Join Tina for a 3 day Immersion exploring all aspects of the Ashtanga and Jivamukti Lineages.

Course includes four 2.5 hour Asana, Meditation and sound healing journeys. Through discussion, Tina will dive into:

  • Asana Theory

  • Pranayama

  • Bhandas

  • Kriyas

  • Lifesstyle

  • Healing

  • Sound

WHEN: JUN 14-16, 2019

Friday Jun 14th, 7-9:30pm: JIVAMUKTI FLOATING

Saturday June 15th, 11-1:30pm: ASHTANGA & MEDITATION

Saturday June 15th, 4-6:30pm: YOGA & GONG HEALING

Sunday June 16th, 2-4:30pm: JIVAMUKTI AIR

HOW MUCH: $300 FOR ENTIRE COURSE, OR $80 PER CLASS

REGISTER NOW

ABOUT TINA…

Tina is an Advanced Certifed Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and is known for her chanting, choreographic sequencing, and knowledge of the subtle body. Widely considered to be a "teacher's teacher," she transmits the Jivamukti lineage as a mentor at the Jivamukti teacher training and running many of her own teacher trainings over the last 10 years. Incorporating vigorous ow sequences, along with an integration of yogic philosophy, chanting, and strong emphasis on activism and ethical vegetarianism, Tina s classes create a shift in perception where magic rises. Each of her dynamic and vigorous classes inspires students to honor and connect to body and spirit. Students regularly note the playful element of her classes and her deep sense of humor. LEARN MORE ABOUT TINA HERE.



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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

The Prana rising Advanced life Yoga program.

Prana Rising Advanced Yoga Life

with Tina Pashumati

ASSISTED BY SABRINA QUEIROGA

Nov 10 - 24th, 2019

2019 Advanced Life Program will include:

* ASHTANGA YOGA, THERAPEUTIC ESSENTIAL(S) * REHAB * YOGA NIDRA * YOGA TO MANAGE HYPERTENSION * YOGA MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA AND DIABETES * YOGA FOR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM * PRANA AND PRANAYAMA PRACTICE * KUNDALINI TANTRA *AYURVEDA * VEGANISM.

“Our main duty is to go beyond thoughts”

— SWAMI NIRMALANDA

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Tina Pashumati James

Invites you to Govardhan Ecovillage to begin your yoga and meditational journey with our two week Yoga lifeTraining Course in Mumbai, India. This 2 week residential program enables you to not only learn and share yoga, but also to learn healthy eating, taking care of your body, meditation practices from the bhakti tradition and generally making yoga and meditation part of your lifestyle. Tina Pashumati is highly experienced and specialised in traditional hatha and ashtanga-yoga. At the end of this course you will obtain knowledge for your own practice to better health, confidence and self-discipline in yoga lifestyle and practices to teach yoga.

About this program:

THIS IS YOUR INCREDIBLE MENTOR AND SANSKRIT TEACHER. ALSO A LIFE COACH AND ALL ROUND DIVINE BEING.

THIS IS YOUR INCREDIBLE MENTOR AND SANSKRIT TEACHER. ALSO A LIFE COACH AND ALL ROUND DIVINE BEING.

ADVANCED YOGA THERAPEUTIC ESSENTIAL(S) PROGRAM,ASHTANGA STANDING SERIES, RESTORATIVE, YOGA NIDRA, CANCER, MENTAL HEALTH, CHAIR YOGA, YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & LIFE PROGRAM.

At GEV, spiritual practice comes first. It is very uplifting to be in an environment where simple living and high thinking are emphasized. Everyone is so kind, respectful and mindful in their every actions. Beauty is accentuated in all aspects of life, there are no cars, no pollution and no need to carry money, The impressive community projects, benefitting tens and thousands of people and animals, as well as the very successful model in sustainability are very inspiring. WE WILL BE HERE FOR TWO WEEKS.

Back pain is the most common health complaint in North America and one of the top reasons for missed workdays. In this module you learn about the anatomy of the spine and the function of vertebrae and the major muscle groups that support the spine, including the pelvic floor muscles. We examine common back issues including sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and muscle strain. The module centers on which poses help, which ones hurt, and how to sequence Therapeutic essential(s) classes for people with back issues.

This LIFE PROGRAM will address the anatomy of the shoulders and wrists, while exploring the balance of mobility and stability. We will learn how to keep these joint safe from injury and nourish them after injury has occurred. Learn how to work with specific injuries such as (rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, dislocation, carpal tunnel.) This is an experiential, hands-on opportunity to explore new techniques to improve how your body feels and how to share these techniques in your yoga Therapeutic essential(s) teaching.

How can we support our yoga Therapeutic essential(s) clients with hip and knee issues? How does alignment from the feet influence the health of these joints? Learn the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the hips and knees and explore strategies that we as yoga therapists can use to educate our clients on the hips and knees. Learn about specific hip and knee issues such as bursitis, groin pull, hip replacement, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, Iliotibial syndrome, complete ACL, MCL, Injuries/Tear/Repair, meniscal tear/repair, osteoarthritis and knee replacement

Restorative yoga is accessible to all students and has incredible healing effects because of the restful nature of the practice. In this module, you will learn a syllabus of restorative yoga postures, learn what poses to use and why, and how best to prop and support your yoga Therapeutic essential(s) clients with varying mobility issues and injuries.

We will also spend time exploring how to incorporate the first two limbs of yoga – the yamas and niyamas – into our teachings of restorative yoga. We will explore the importance of restorative yoga in your private yoga therapy practice.

Yoga Therapeutic essential(s) requires a unique set of tools. Group yoga therapy classes are sequenced very differently from regular yoga classes. Yoga therapists need to be able to listen and understand verbal and non-verbal cues and language, and to be able to adapt sequencing to meet the individual needs of their clients in a group setting. In this course, we will learn the sequencing principles of group yoga therapy classes, with a particular focus on designing, implementing and evaluating group yoga therapy series.

How can yoga Therapeutic essential(s) be adapted to meet the needs of our growing aging population? What are the specific health concerns for yoga Therapeutic essential(s) to be aware of? We look at how to sequence yoga therapy on the mat and special sequencing for chair yoga. We examine specific health concerns such as arthritis, heart issues, osteoporosis, hearing loss and dementia. Included in this component are asanas, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and mudras geared to the 50+ age group.

How can yoga Therapeutic essential(s) for individuals who have suffered trauma? Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatized individuals may develop addictions, mental illness, and a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies. Trauma sensitive yoga teaching skills to effectively and compassionately work with this population include specific asana sequences, pranayama, and grounding techniques.

Inversions and back bends have therapeutic benefits when done properly and adapted for the individual. This PROGRAM furthers your own understanding of your body in inversions and back bends. We also look at the many ways we can adapt inversions to make them accessible for all of our yoga therapy clients.

In this training we will learn the foundations of STANDING SERIES ASHTANGA AND Therapeutic essential(s) evening YOGA NIDRA and how to teach Therapeutic essential(s) in a SPECIAL setting. Students will leave with a broader understanding of restorative Yoga and Raja yoga and Bhakti, how to create therapeutic class plans and effectively teach Restorative Yoga to a wide range of students.

How to practice restorative with Therapeutic essential(s)

Hyper-mobility and restorative Yoga

restorative Yoga and the nervous system

How to create a whole body restorative Yoga class

Restorative practices.

In this program, students will learn how to integrate the chakras in their yoga Therapeutic essential(s) practice. Learn the philosophical principles of chakra theory and how to integrate it in your yoga therapy practice. Participants will be grounded in the body and breath in a journey through the chakras with:

Movement.

Mantra.

Meditation.

Partner & group work.

Journaling.

Explore the Therapeutic essential(s) potential of yoga in context of the inner workings of the nervous system. Medical research is just beginning to understand how yogic practices influence brain structure and function. This life program touches on the basics of brain anatomy and physiology across various mental and physical states. This includes depression, anxiety, pain, and happiness. We learn different asana, pranayama, and meditation Yoga Nidra, options that can be used in a therapeutic setting, both in group yoga therapy classes or private yoga therapy sessions.

How does yogic philosophy fit into Yoga Therapeutic essential(s) This course examines teachings and the philosophy of the yoga tradition from the Vedic age to the present. We explore the philosophy of yoga Therapeutic essential(s) based on the principle branches of yoga including Hatha, Raja, and Bhakti Yoga. Through our study of the principle branches of yoga and foundational texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras, we learn how to integrate these teachings into our personal and professional practices.

Chronic pain affects 1 in every 5 people in Canada and is one of the leading reasons that people seek out yoga. In this module, we will examine the mental, emotional, and physical contributors to the cycle of chronic pain, the role of yoga in pain management, and how to apply this information in a meaningful way with individual yoga Therapeutic essential(s) clients and groups.

You will walk away from this life program with new skills such as: – How do you serve a person to move when everything hurts? – How biomechanics and alignment intersect with chronic pain science – Understanding the autonomic nervous system,– A brief overview of basic pain conditions – The connection between body awareness, emotional awareness, and pain – The role of breathing and meditation in yoga therapy for pain – Sequencing for chronic pain yoga classes – Exploring links between trauma, anxiety, depression, and pain – How to talk about pain with clients – A look at yoga philosophy and the Yoga Sutras in modern pain management

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali provide instruction on the art of meditation, what constitutes a meditation practice and what happens when the mind becomes quiet. This course will examine relevant teachings, philosophy, neuroscience about meditation in yoga Therapeutic essential(s). During our time together we will be exploring these teachings and tools and will learn how to integrate them into our yoga therapy practice.

This course will give you an in -depth knowledge of Western and Yogic Perspectives on Mental Health including common psychological conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, and Eating Disorders. We also explore the connection between chronic pain and the mind. Yogic Theories of the five Kleshas, Dukha (suffering), and Daurmanasya (negative thinking) will be applied through the tools of yoga Therapeutic essential(s). Students will apply their knowledge in practice teaching and presentation of case studies.

In this life program, you will learn how a holistic model for yoga Therapeutic essential(s), incorporating, vayus, chakras and theory. We will examine breath work in yoga Therapeutic essential(s) research and learn how to work with specific health concerns , athletes, stress-related illness, chronic fatigue, asthma, heart disease and cancer. You will learn how to design and conduct private yoga therapy sessions, including how to practice yoga therapy over the next 3 years so you can really understand how to teach these special populations, and how to create a yoga Therapeutic essential(s) sequence unique to the needs of your client.

Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) illustrates ‘Simple Living & High Thinking’ – a principle which, is so succinct, yet profound, and formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom. Life in the Vedic times was focused on service, and not on exploitation; this was the cardinal rule of living and the very essence of people’s dealings – with each other and that with Mother Nature.

Students from all over the world come as we start our journey of exploration in India. We build our teaching skills together in a supportive small group environment by layering one practice on another and by openly studying, discussing and experiencing our learning. It is important that we have hands on experience and that we are together focused on the tools from the Yogic tradition which will support our life and the environment we live in. We focus on the Ashtanga lineages, the standing series and the primary series. We focus on the Kriyas, pranayama, and meditation. and philosophy Environmental issues vegetarianism and yoga.

Sabrina Queiroga - will be the mentor of this training. She will be assisting Tina James during the whole training. She will be leading Sanskrit Classes

Daily Schedule

Our schedule is designed so you really immerse yourself into yoga and meditation. We ask that participants attend all asana and pranayama classes, lectures, spiritual activities and meditation sessions. Showing up is all that matters.

MORNING

4h30 - Aarti (Optional)

Fire puja every other morning.

7h00 - 8h00 - Mantras and Meditation

8h00 - 8h45 - Breakfast

9h00 - 13h00 - Yoga Practice*

13h00 - 13h50 - Lunch

AFTERNOON

14h00-18h10 - Yoga Practice*

*Yoga Practice - includes asana, Kriya’s, pranayama, assist, lectures, sanskrit, yoga nidra, cancer, mental health, spinal injuries. and extra activities (e.g. seva, guided visits)

book reports.

book 1 The yoga sutras of patanjali translation and commentary by shr swami Sathidanada.

The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti by Radhanath Swami

Yoga for Mental Health Heather mason and kelly birch.

Yoga and vegetarianism. sharon Gannon.

These must be done on time given.

Added reading from tina pashumati for your own education.

Fundamentals of Yoga Ramamurti. Mishra, M.D.

Yoga Mala Shri K Pattabhi Jois.

bird medicine Evan t. Pritchard

inner goddess shyamdas

Bhagavad Gita as is his divine grace a. c. Bhaktivedanta swami Prabhupada.

yoga and psychotherapy swami rama rudolph ballentine.

The real you Radhanath swami.

Prana and pranayama bihar school

four chapters on freedom. bihar school.

yoga of hypertension bihar school

nada yoga shri brahmanada sarasvati

the breathing book donna farhi

enchantment of faerie realm ted andrews

yoga therapy a.g. mohan.

the radiance sutras lorin roche

the book of avatars and divinities nanditha krishna.

yoga and psyche mariana caplan.

yoga nidra bihar school.

kundalini tantra bihar school bihar

yogic management of asthma and diabetes. bihar

yogic management of cancer bihar

yogic education for children bihar

Practical yoga psychology bihar

surya namaskars bihar

jana chakra bihar school

moola band bihar

yoga for the digestive system bihar school.

yoga assists sharon gannon and david life

the teachings of shri vallabhacharya shyamdas

yoga chikitsa manju jois.

downward dogs and warriors zo newell.

i have hundred of books but these are the ones i work with most often.

Advise reading.

Yoga shala - Where our practices will happen

Yoga shala - Where our practices will happen

EVENING

18h15 - 19h0 - Yamuna Aarti / Walking meditation at Vrindavan Forest

19h00 - 19h50 - Dinner

20h00 - 21h25 - Kirtan and Evening Satsang

21h30 - Rest, lights out

ENROLL contact tina pashumati james.

16049020125

tinalokayoga@gmail.com

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Mar
25
to Mar 31

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Ashtanga 5-Day Immersion 2019, Cheltenham
with Tina Pashumati James

An opportunity to join a special group of dedicated students and experienced teachers to deepen your understanding of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series.

Monday 25th March - Friday 29th March 2019
7am till 12pm each day

Cost : £299
Venue : The Yoga Studio at Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga Studios, First Floor, 53-57 Rodney Road, GL50 1HX
Contact : davisian@me.com / 07973 135089

Tina Pashumati James warmly invites you to join her for her Ashtanga Vinyasa 5-Day Immersion.

This course can also be used as personal development, advanced training, a foundation course or as the required 30 hour pre-teacher training for those who wish to take their teacher training course at a later stage in India with Tina. 

Requirements to join:
- A passion for yoga
- A desire to deepen your own practice
- A daily yoga practice
- A minimum of 12 months practicing yoga, any style, with a qualified teacher

Course Schedule : 

Day 1 : Check in, arrival and introductions - each person introduces themselves and where they come from and what brought them to the Training program. Kriya, Meditation, Asana, Pranayama, and Savasana. Chanting, Patanjali’s sutras exploration.  What are Vinyasa,  bandhas and meditation?

Day 2 :  Meditation, Kriya, Pranayama, Asana. Lecture - practical Vinyasa Krama.  Yoga assists for cancer patients. Drumming healing, Animal Totem meditation.

Day 3 : Meditation partners work, Kriya, Pranayama, Asana, The 8 limbs of yoga and vegetarian peace diet. Yoga & vegetarianism lecture and discussion based on the book Yoga and vegetarianism; start by showing a short film on this. Savasana assists and shamanic druming.

Day 4  : All you need is love, Bija meditation. Asana Chakras, Nadis, chakra tuning class jivamukti style. Inversions, practical Asanas.  Handstands the theory and practical,   Vinyasa 5 keys and the 4 steps to strict vinyasa, music used or metronome. Yin postures for cancer.

Day 5 : 108 AUM Meditation , class based on Kleshas, Asana, Pranayama,  The art of sequencing, ethics of Yoga teachers. mental health issues and how yoga can help, deep listening technics Nada Yoga. Satsang, Arati ceremony to end.

Required Reading:

This is a 25 hour program and there will be one book report required - The journey home: Autobioraphy of an American Swami by Radhanath Swami OR Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. Read the whole book (either one) and write one paragraph (no longer than 250 words) describing something you learned from the book. Head up your paragraph with the title of the book and your name. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach. The purpose of the exercise is to see that you have read the book and reflected on it. Do not use direct quotations from the book or from any other source, except at most a very brief level if absolutely necessary to make your point. Please give to Tina on the first day of the training.

“When you're ready for change; all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

About Tina:

An internationally recognised pioneer in yoga and traditional yoga therapy, Tina Pashumati James has been changing people’s lives for nearly 30 years. Loka Yoga in Whistler and The Nook in Brackendale are Tina’s own yoga studios. 

By teaching asana, pranayama, mantra, and activism, Tina teaches yoga from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche.  With her meticulous guidance, Tina’s goal is ultimate freedom and liberation for students, notwithstanding the activism that a person will feel and the will to want to serve.

Tina has generated extensive worldwide media coverage as one of Manju Jois’ Ashtanga yoga teachers, though she also studied with Shri K Pattabhi Jois in the early days. Sharon Gannon and David Life, founders of Jivamukti Yoga, asked her to mentor twice in 2008 and 2012; Tina sat on the advanced board with them in New York. “Sharon inspired me to be radical truth seeker”, cites Pashumati. She is  grateful to Shyamdas, her Bhakti Teacher, and Manorama, her Sanskrit Teacher too and Tina also studied Georg Feuerstein’s 800 hour philosophy programme.  

Pashumati has created many new programmes and is especially passionate about Love your Cancer: Yoga and meditation with the Green Moustache in Canada, working with the plant-based Gerson Therapy for healing Cancer. Nada yoga is used for Cancer patients, which entails also Vedic hymns and first nation songs.

Tina Pashumati has extensive study and clinical application of healing modalities in yoga, including sound and shamanic ceremonies. She enjoyed working with her friend and teacher Danny Paradise, who uses shamanism and Ashtanga. Tina is also a ski patrol medic, death doula and wedding facilitator. She has an unceasing pursuit of serving animals and protecting the oceans, and has been a lifelong vegan. Undertaking studies in sweat lodge, vision quest and sundance with first nations elders, Pashumati is just about to receive her first pipe. She loves to be with her elders, studying plant medicine and ancient ceremonies and is also spending the next four years sundancing to serve herself and pray for a consecutiveness to all things.

Other notable personal achievements include high altitude mountaineer work, helpijg young people with severe learning difficulties, running numerous marathons, setting up the first climbing wall in England and being on the UK show Gladiators. However, it is worth noting that all these feats do not warrant as much importance for Tina as radiating light and love.

Though Tina continues to teach throughout the year around the world, her heart is always with the animals. Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical, philosophical, internally focused spiritual practice that emphasizes self-awareness, devotion (bhakti), non-harming (ahimsa), and has the ability to shift one’s perception by means of breathing. It is therefore magic, a transformative experience off the mat and into the environment. The “wild child” of yoga, Tina’s passion is to live in the present moment and be an extreme adventurer. She says, “Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure,” and works tirelessly to protect the bears and their environment, the oceans and forests.

Her lineage:

Tina's first teacher was Ann Hobdell a brilliant student of Derick Island,and John Scott, she shared with Tina Ashtanga Yoga, Tina had been practicing  Yoga for several years before this time to keep her body and mind healthy, she really had no idea what she was doing just loved the feeling she had after breathing and moving consciously. 

Shri K Pattabhi Jois and Manju jois became her teachers She studied and read as much as she could about all the old scripturers, She loved their truth and discipline and the fact that she could learn from Father and son who had lived Yoga and wanted it to be a gateway to Freedom. she attended Shri Pattabhi Jois home Ashram in Mysore for many years, and her last trip there was for his  90 birthday in Mysore, she travelled there to be with this incredible Teacher, and learn as much from him as she could, he was Humble, and quite brilliant, and a master in all aspects. 


Tina’s later  beloved teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life (the founders of Jivamukti), have a direct lineage to Shri Brahmanada Sarasvati, Shri, Swami Nirmalanananda and Shri K Pattabhi jois. Tina forever thanks them and Shyam Das, her beloved Bhakti Teacher; not forgetting Manorama, her sanskrit Teacher for the past 12 years, and Danny Paradise, her good friend and a fellow Ashtanga teacher. 

BOOK 5 DAY IMMERSION

Three Extended Jivamukti and Ashtanga Inspired Classes
with Guest Teacher Tina Pashumati James

Friday 29th March, Saturday 30th March, Sunday 31st March 2019
at The Yoga Studio, Rodney Road.

Jivamukti Air
Friday 29th March 2019
6.30pm-9pm

The mind-body healing benefits of pranayama; reducing anxiety and depression, stabilising blood pressure, increasing energy levels, muscle relaxation, decreased stress and feelings of overwhelm.

Lets experience the power of the Breath, Bandhas and Pranayama, Asana together in this class.

Our first act of life as we enter this world is to inhale and our last act before departing is to exhale. Breath is our most elemental form of life and unites all of humanity yet we think little about it. I look forward to sharing the heart chakra AIR and breathing into a new paradigm in science and philosophy, a paradigm /ˈpærədaɪm/ is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, let's heal out of pain and suffering and inhale into Joy.

Cost : £35 (£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
Venue : The Yoga Studio at Cheltenham Yoga & Pilates Studios, First Floor, 53-57 Rodney Road, GL50 1HX.
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Jivamukti Floating
Saturday 30th March 2019
6.30pm-9pm

Learn some of the trickier yoga poses and find a way to get into poses you thought were out of reach from the experienced Tina Pashumati James.

This will be a fun-filled exploration of Vinyasa and Arm-balances.

One of the greatest challenges of Ashtanga and Jivamukti flow is the vinyasa, the law of lightness. In this class Tina will explore techniques for creating greater lightness and efficiency of practice while using less effort to achieve greater ease.

The class will also explore the elements of handstands and arm-balances. It is common to feel intimidated or even frightened by balancing on our hands. Tina will share wonderful methods of approach to allow for greater confidence.

There is always plenty of laughter and fun care of Alan Watts meditation, as well as a 30 year wealth of Yoga learning from Tina.

All levels may attend even if you have never done or attempted a handstand before, Tina will support you every step of the way.

Cost : £35 (£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
Venue : The Yoga Studio at Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga Studios, First Floor, 53-57 Rodney Road, GL50 1HX.
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Jivamukti - What is Real?
Sunday 31st March 2019
6.30pm-9pm

Want to move, let off steam, have fun? This is the evening for you!

This is a journey of dance with Tina Pashumati James and friends. An evening of togetherness and moving to live sound.

There will be drumming, rattles and music - Yoga at its wildest! Be part of a collaborative experience of Yogis feeding and being fed by the dance and energy from the room. 

Tina will start the class off with slow music and ambient sounds inviting a gentle warm up for our bodies in the sun salutations. Then move into downtempo songs and grooves, building up to a catharsis boosted by drums, then returning to downtempo/chill vibe and ending with an ambient sound integration “The best Savasana " to end our journey together. 

This will be an intense practice.

Cost : £35 (£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
Venue : The Yoga Studio at Cheltenham Yoga & Pilates Studios, First Floor, 53-57 Rodney Road, GL50 1HX.
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Gong Bath | A Special Class with Tina Pashumati James
Feb
23
1:30 PM13:30

Gong Bath | A Special Class with Tina Pashumati James

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $35 + GST


Gong baths are lying down on meditation mats. Add a pillow and a blanket and all you’ll need to do is rest in a comfortable position, relax and close your eyes. Initially, the gong is played very softly; as the meditation session progresses, the volume is gradually increased. Since the purpose of the meditation gong sound is healing, the volume is never upped to uncomfortable levels.

The gong sound is changed frequently to avoid producing a fixed, monotonous rhythm. The auditory stimuli of the gong bath process lead to entrainment, a form of beneficially modified brainwave frequencies. The first brainwave state to be reached is alpha, which is defined by frequencies between 8 and 12 Hz. Alpha brainwaves are associated with creativity and feelings of relaxation. In this state, people experience daydreams, associative thinking and an animated imagination. This state is quickly followed by an influx of theta brainwaves, which fall between 4 and 7 Hz. Normally, the theta brainwave state is associated with deep meditation, hypnosis and REM sleep.

Add the chanting of sanskrit vowels and vegan chocolate and this is the gong show you have been waiting for. Join Tina with her wind gong. 


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Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion

Suggested Donation: $30
Facilitator: Victoria Grace Lopez


An evening of tuning in, letting go and receiving.

Come immerse yourself in healing sound vibrations! Victoria Grace will bring out the powerful sound vibration of the crystal bowls which will bring harmony to mind, body and soul. Playing the combination of bowls together expands the experience as you journey through their healing sounds and vibrations,Sound baths are meditative experiences that use specific frequencies that can shift your state of being and heal your body from the inside out. Lie back to receive the benefits of complete relaxation, realignment and reconfiguration. This special class will begin with a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice, before the immersive crystal bowl sound journey.
 

No yoga or meditation experience is needed. All are welcome to attend.

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Tune Your Heart Bhakti  and Asana Weekend Workshops
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Tune Your Heart Bhakti and Asana Weekend Workshops

Suggested Donation: $35 for one workshop or $60 for both
Facilitator: Tina Pashumati James


Deepen your relationship to your own soul through bhakti yoga. This unique workshop will explore ways to integrate bhakti yoga into your life including chanting, singing meditation, storytelling, poetry. It will also include partner work assisting with love, A weekend of Sanskrit, asana and pranayama. The fire ceremony will close the weekend on Sunday.

Open to all levels of experience.

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Bhakti Sacred Rebels Revolution Workshop
Jan
19
1:30 PM13:30

Bhakti Sacred Rebels Revolution Workshop

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $35 + GST


Meditation, Mantra, Asana, Pranayama | Shine. Be Bright. Be Visible.

Tina merges Hatha and Bhakti yoga and is accompanied by the enthralling soundtrack. 

Bhakti Yoga can be a wonderful vehicle for infusing asana practice with more meaning, feeling, and inspiration - especially when we’re feeling burnt out, dried up, or have a lack of motivation. This will bring the 2019 new year in with a bang.

Deepen your connection to the spirit of life by merging the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana in this playful practice which includes storytelling, poetry, chanting, graceful vinyasa sequences, and evocative music. Some experience with vinyasa yoga is recommended. Come and join Tina for this amazing experience, followed by a beautiful Doterra oil Shavasana.

Open to all levels and physical conditions. 


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Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion

Suggested Donation: $30
Facilitator: Victoria Grace Lopez


An evening of tuning in, letting go and receiving.

Come immerse yourself in healing sound vibrations! Victoria Grace will bring out the powerful sound vibration of the crystal bowls which will bring harmony to mind, body and soul. Playing the combination of bowls together expands the experience as you journey through their healing sounds and vibrations,Sound baths are meditative experiences that use specific frequencies that can shift your state of being and heal your body from the inside out. Lie back to receive the benefits of complete relaxation, realignment and reconfiguration. This special class will begin with a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice, before the immersive crystal bowl sound journey.
 

No yoga or meditation experience is needed. All are welcome to attend.

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Return To The Light | Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec
21
10:00 AM10:00

Return To The Light | Winter Solstice Celebration

Suggested Donation: $10
Facilitator: Tina Pashumati James


Description:

12:00 - 1:00 PM | 108 Sun Salutations Special Class with Tina Pashumati, $10 Donation

10:00 - 1:00 PM | Carol Ugoji Thevarge of Tse’lacha Wellness Healing will be vending handmade indigenous beauty and wellness products

asato ma sadgamaya

tamaso ma jyotirgamaya

mrtyorma amrtam gamaya

om shanti shanti shanti.

Lead us from the unreal to the real

From darkness to light

From death to immortality

om peace peace peace

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Yin Yang Sound Bath Workshop Chapter 1: Spine
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Yin Yang Sound Bath Workshop Chapter 1: Spine

Suggested Donation: $35
Facilitator: Victoria Navarro


Description:
A workshop dedicated to explore the mind and body through the connection of therapeutic yoga and sound frequencies.

Yang without Yin is unbalanced, but so is Yin without Yang. We need both in life. Like Bernie Clark once said: “Imagine darkness without light or light without darkness: there would be no contrast - no way to see anything.”.

Here, Victoria will combine both sides.  During this first chapter, you will go deep in the physical aspect, specifically we will be targeting the spine. Enhancing spine stability and mobility is our main focus. Then, depending on your personal intention, we will go beyond. 

This workshop is designed to realign your vital energy and to get you grounded for this beautiful winter, so sound vibration will accompany you in this journey.

NO yoga or meditation experience is needed. This workshop is open to all levels of students, prenatal mums and yoga teachers.

Note/Contraindications:

The content and guidance provided will not replace any medical advice. Please, listen your body.

“Looking deeply, stopping, calming, and resting are the preconditions for healing. The world needs healing. Individuals, communities, and nations need healing” Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion

Suggested Donation: $30
Facilitator: Victoria Grace Lopez


An evening of tuning in, letting go and receiving.

Come immerse yourself in healing sound vibrations! Victoria Grace will bring out the powerful sound vibration of the crystal bowls which will bring harmony to mind, body and soul. Playing the combination of bowls together expands the experience as you journey through their healing sounds and vibrations,Sound baths are meditative experiences that use specific frequencies that can shift your state of being and heal your body from the inside out. Lie back to receive the benefits of complete relaxation, realignment and reconfiguration. This special class will begin with a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice, before the immersive crystal bowl sound journey.
 

No yoga or meditation experience is needed. All are welcome to attend.

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Flying, Floating and Handstanding with Tina Pashumati James
Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

Flying, Floating and Handstanding with Tina Pashumati James

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 + GST


Shift your perception with a fun-filled exploration of vinyasa, inversions and arm-balances

One of the greatest challenges of the Ashtanga system is the vinyasa. In this 3 hour workshop, we will break the vinyasa down into its basic components.  These are “the laws of flight.” Students will explore techniques for creating greater lightness, feather like flow and efficiency of practice while using less effort to achieve greater ease.

The class will also explore the elements of inversions and arm-balances. It is common to feel intimidated or even frightened by balancing on our hands. But lets let the freedom of Yoga help us move beyond these issues and offer techniques and practical methods of approach to allow for greater confidence to help us apply deep within to our personal practice.  This will all be done through the avenue of insightful and simple methods that Tina has learnt through the Ashtanga and Jivamukti methods.

There will be partner work as well as individual techniques offered. There will be a lot of laughter and fun as well as some wonderful information from Tina's own experiences.  All levels may attend even if you have never done a handstand before. Alternatives are always given.

Open to all levels and physical conditions. 

 


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Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion

Suggested Donation: $30
Facilitator: Victoria Grace Lopez


An evening of tuning in, letting go and receiving.

Come immerse yourself in healing sound vibrations! Victoria Grace will bring out the powerful sound vibration of the crystal bowls which will bring harmony to mind, body and soul. Playing the combination of bowls together expands the experience as you journey through their healing sounds and vibrations,Sound baths are meditative experiences that use specific frequencies that can shift your state of being and heal your body from the inside out. Lie back to receive the benefits of complete relaxation, realignment and reconfiguration. This special class will begin with a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice, before the immersive crystal bowl sound journey.
 

No yoga or meditation experience is needed. All are welcome to attend.

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Asana and Beyond Yoga Workshop
Oct
13
1:30 PM13:30

Asana and Beyond Yoga Workshop

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, October 13td, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 + GST
Facilitator: Rachael May


Moving beyond the physical realm through storytelling

This 3 hour workshop is offered to those who wish to deepen their Yin Yoga practice & gain insight into the mythology behind the asanas.

There will be time before practice to create intention & time after practice to silently reflect on our experience with the option of journaling.

Asana & Beyond is open to all levels of practitioners.  Students with injuries please contact Loka Yoga Whistler before signing up.

 


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Prana Rising Ashtanga Yoga Therapy and Jivamukti Yoga in Fort McMurray
Oct
12
to Oct 16

Prana Rising Ashtanga Yoga Therapy and Jivamukti Yoga in Fort McMurray

Location: Higher Health Yoga, Fort McMurray
Date: October 11 - October 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $999 + GST
Facilitator: Tina Pashumati


Tina's rich background in teaching Ashtanga yoga and Jivamukti Yoga while incorporating her knowledge of Iyengar yoga and Yoga Nidra for cancer and depression, makes her a master teacher that is sought after around the world. We hope you can join her for this unique, challenging and always powerful intensive.
“I go wherever I can serve, wherever people want me, It is not wealth or fame that attracts me; it is sincere hearts. Whatever I feel wherever I feel that sincerity, it is a joy to serve. and the more I serve, the more I wish to serve."

An exploration and study into the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and Jivamutki Yoga. My intensive approaches yoga holistically, addressing multiple limbs of the Ashtanga yoga system in a way that will assist you to liberation and freedom within your practice. Included in the course is Asana practice, pranayama classes, yoga philosophy lectures, meditation techniques and Yoga Nidra practices.
The course gives you the chance to experience a truly yogic lifestyle, The practice of pranayama and asana in the morning, before experiencing the deeply rejuvenating practice of yoga nidra, followed by philosophy study in the afternoon, followed by meditation. Attention to detail and precision in each class ensures that the students will progress quickly in developing their Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, bringing health and balance to the body and the mind. Students leave the course feeling energized and inspired after being able to completely focus on deepening their practice without distractions. Pranayama,, meditation, chanting, scripture study philosophy lecturers, How do we incorporate Bhakti into our daily life and as yoga practitioners, Yoga nidra for rejuvenation. the final day Arati and fire ceremony.
Yoga therapy and a posture clinic, addictions, heart disease, cancer, Ashtanga can be modified for all case studies. Having Fun exploring the Path to Freedom

Tina loves the Ashtanga method with all backgrounds. It doesn’t matter how fast or far you can go. This intensive will help to set the stage for a healthy and fulfilling lifetime of yoga practice! and a love that will assist your health and wellness in the future also learning to find your voice.

Daily practice of the Primary series, with attention to Bandhas, Vinyasa (correct Ujjayi breathing paired with movement) and Drishti.

Pranayama (breathing practice) techniques.

Yogic philosophy including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradikipa,

Overview and practice of Yoga Nidra

Drishti (fixed gazing point)

The in depth practice of various Pranayama (breathing practice) techniques.

The practice of various meditation techniques

• Universal actions and activism
• Surya Namaskara and standing postures, the magic ten.
• Understanding the shoulder joints in inversions and arm balancing
• Backbends balancing, forwards bends.
• Hands-on adjustments clinic for teachers and students
Yoga Nidra.

This 100 hour Yoga Intensive is Yoga Alliance accredited. It is 35 hours in studio time and 65 hours at self study.

Thursday October 11, 8am-11:30am/1:30pm-5:30pm
Friday October 12, 8am-11:30am/1:30pm-5:30pm
Saturday October 13, 8am-10am/1:30p-4p/7pm-9:30pm
Sunday October 14, 8am-10am/1:30p-4p/7pm-9:30pm
Monday October 15, 8am-11:30am/1:30pm-5:30pm

All levels of Yoga are welcome.


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Restore & Balance | A Yin and Restorative Yoga Workshop
Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Restore & Balance | A Yin and Restorative Yoga Workshop

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 + GST
Facilitator: Jodi Dodd


In this 3 hour workshop, we'll explore gentle pranayama, meditation and yoga asana to deepen your understanding of how Yin & Restorative yoga can enhance mobility, help to balance nervous system physiology, and deepen inner awareness. It will be a blend of yoga philosophy and contemporary science to dig in to how this practice can bring more space, ease and balance to your body and your life.

Open to all levels. No yoga experience is necessary.

Jodi Dodd is a 500 hour E-RYT with the Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching classes locally and abroad since 2009.

 


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Sep
15
to Sep 16

Shine Be Bright Be Visable at One yoga Vancouver

SHINE. BE BRIGHT. BE VISIBLE.

  1. Sep 15-16, 2018

  2. Vancouver, BC

  3. $200, $150 early bird before June 1st, 2018

with Tina Pashumati James

In this 2 day intensive, Tina Pashumati James, a teacher of teachers, shares 30 years of experience. This intensive will focus on Ashtanga Yoga Therapy and Jivamukti Asana Lab Prana rising. Tina will share how to use specific yoga asanas from Ashtanga's first and second series, as well as The Jivamukti Magic Ten and backbending tricks of the trade. This work is about freedom and divine liberation. Come willing to learn and study the self.

 

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5-Day Remedial Yoga Therapy Teacher Training With Tina Pashumati James
Aug
29
to Sep 2

5-Day Remedial Yoga Therapy Teacher Training With Tina Pashumati James

Location: The Nook (1360 Oak Place, Brackendale, BC)
Date: Wednesday August 29th - Sunday September 2nd, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 2:00 pm Wednesday - Friday & 10:00am - 4:30pm Saturday-Sunday
Cost: $650+gst before July 1st, $750+gst after July 1st

$250 Deposit will hold Early Bird discount, or pay in full.Balance due four weeks before start.


An opportunity to join a special group of both aspiring and experienced yoga teachers and serious students who are ready to deepen their practice and transform themselves into more effective and creative yoga therapy teachers.

Bhakti means devotion to something higher than just ourselves. Whether it be toward a relationship, a family, a community, future generations or all beings, bhakti is essentially the development of compassion, love, gratitude and equanimity.

Vinyasa Krama means to move skillfully with the breath. It is a set of principles that can help us accept where we are now so that we can move with integrity, from one posture to the next in a Vinaysa flowing sequence, toward optimal well-being.

These intensive yoga teacher trainings will inspire or re-inspire the fundamentals of vinyasa flow yoga with a devotional aspect that will awaken the heart to love and peace. Students looking to become teachers, students who are currently teachers with or without previous training, or students simply having the desire to deepen their practice, will find this course inspiring and practical.

Curriculum:
-Teaching Ujjayi breathing in a steady flow
-5 Bandhas for optimal alignment
-Hands-on assists
-Mantras for empowerment
-9 Kinds of Bhakti Deepen your personal practice as you gain insight into your ownself
-Shat Karma kriyas
-Subtle bodies
-Pranayama
-Dhyana (Meditation)
-Asana, including rules and benefits, warm ups, salutations to the sun, standing series, on the back series, sitting series, on the knees series, on the stomach series, balance postures, headstand series, relaxation series, yoga nidra.

Requirements:
-A passion for yoga
-A desire to deepen your own practice
-A daily yoga practice
-A minimum of 12 months practicing yoga, any style, with a qualified teacher.

Required Reading
Each day includes a homework to be completed and checked by Tina each night.
The following book reports are to be completed before program begins.

1) Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life
Read the whole book and write one paragraph describing something you learned from the book. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach. 

2) Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book by Satchidananda Saraswati
Read the whole book and write about one sutra that inspired you in the book. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach.

3) The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
Write a focus of the month using a sutra then build your class around this 

Each Spiritual Commentary should be submitted before or on the first day of training and must be:

1) Length: one paragraph, no longer than 250 words.

2) Print the title of the book immediately above your paragraph commentary for that book.

3) Print ALL commentaries one after the other on one single sheet of plain 8.5 x 11 paper (or closest standard size for international students), double-sided. If you cannot print double-sided, then print all commentaries on no more than two sheets of paper, stapled together.

4) Include your name on the top of the page, or if using two pages then on the top of each page.

5) Please retain a copy for your own records.

Spiritual Commentaries need to be submitted in person on the first day of training to Tina.

Extra Reading:
The Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Jois

Teacher Training Cancellation Policy applies.

 


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Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion

Suggested Donation: $30
Facilitator: Victoria Grace Lopez


An evening of tuning in, letting go and receiving.

Come immerse yourself in healing sound vibrations! Victoria Grace will bring out the powerful sound vibration of the crystal bowls which will bring harmony to mind, body and soul. Playing the combination of bowls together expands the experience as you journey through their healing sounds and vibrations,Sound baths are meditative experiences that use specific frequencies that can shift your state of being and heal your body from the inside out. Lie back to receive the benefits of complete relaxation, realignment and reconfiguration. This special class will begin with a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice, before the immersive crystal bowl sound journey.
 

No yoga or meditation experience is needed. All are welcome to attend.

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Asana, Mantras & Sanskrit Workshop with Sabrina Queiroga
Jul
14
1:30 PM13:30

Asana, Mantras & Sanskrit Workshop with Sabrina Queiroga

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 + GST


The idea of this workshop is introduce students to Sanskrit – “The language of vibration”, chanting the alphabet and being introduced to the devanagari. These fundamental practices will help to ground and go deeper in the asana practice. Sanskrit work, one hour asana practice, followed by chanting and meditation.  

Objectives

Present new tools for students that would like to go deeper and their practice

Activities

  1. Workshop from 1:30 - 4:30 pm
  2. Welcome, overview of the work that will be done and ask each individual their expectations and motivations 
  3. Why Sanskrit is so special
  4. Presentation of Sanskrit Alphabet, giving sheets to students and practicing chanting it. 
  5. Teaching the basic rules to write the devanagari and practice some writing of the letters
  6. Asana practice, starting sun salutations chanting the 12 greetings to the sun. 
  7. Reading and chanting mantras
  8. Meditation
  9. Wrap up and discussing take aways of the workshop

Open class to all levels

 


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Flying, Floating and Handstanding with Tina Pashumati James
Jul
7
1:30 PM13:30

Flying, Floating and Handstanding with Tina Pashumati James

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, July 7th, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 + GST


Shift your perception with a fun-filled exploration of vinyasa, inversions and arm-balances

One of the greatest challenges of the Ashtanga system is the vinyasa. In this 3 hour workshop, we will break the vinyasa down into its basic components.  These are “the laws of flight.” Students will explore techniques for creating greater lightness, feather like flow and efficiency of practice while using less effort to achieve greater ease.

The class will also explore the elements of inversions and arm-balances. It is common to feel intimidated or even frightened by balancing on our hands. But lets let the freedom of Yoga help us move beyond these issues and offer techniques and practical methods of approach to allow for greater confidence to help us apply deep within to our personal practice.  This will all be done through the avenue of insightful and simple methods that Tina has learnt through the Ashtanga and Jivamukti methods.

There will be partner work as well as individual techniques offered. There will be a lot of laughter and fun as well as some wonderful information from Tina's own experiences.  All levels may attend even if you have never done a handstand before. Alternatives are always given.

Open to all levels and physical conditions. 

 


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Journey To The Temple Of Your Soul with Sina Shalbaf
Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

Journey To The Temple Of Your Soul with Sina Shalbaf

Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Location: Loka Yoga Whistler
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $35 + gst


Exploring The Practice of Bhakti In Hatha-Raja Yoga Practice and Everyday Life.

The Spiritual Heart of all beings lies at the right side of the physical heart, at the center of the chest. There is a subtle space here that is beyond all the polarities and differences of this world where we can find a connection to all of life, beyond space and time. Bhakti Yoga is the practice of learning from this place of connection and listening to the heart as our guide and teacher. Just like the physical heart exerts to serve blood to the body and relaxes itself to receive it back, our Spiritual Heart attunes us to this natural rhythm and interaction to the whole of creation. When we put the focus on our offering, we’re able to relax our expectations and open up to receiving the blessings in our life. When the Heart beats in this way and we are in a rhythmic dance with the divine, we call it Devotion. 

We will explore how we incorporate devotion into all the limbs of Yoga and how this natural way of being reflect into our lives. Combining the best techniques of Dharma Yoga as taught by Sri Dharma Mittra, expect a complete practice consisting of asana, pranayama, mantra, chanting, meditation, spiritual discourse, and Yoga Nidra.

BIO:

Sina is a senior certified Dharma Yoga teacher and a direct disciple of the Yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. Although he pulls from many lineages and teachers, his goal is One. He is dedicated to exploring so he may share the Universal Teachings that lie in the hearts of all beings. He guides others through the necessary techniques that have been refined by sages and seers of the past and his own experience so others may experience connection to their deepest innermost Self as it manifests into their own lives, in their own way.

He offers a graceful, yet challenging practice which encourages students to go deeper and experience it in a meditative and spiritual way. Through a devotional practice that combines the rhythm of music, body & breath, he emphasizes on developing good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. With a belief that the yoga practice needs to be tailored for the individual, Sina’s approach is in a way to make it accessible to as many students as possible so you can expect many variations & modifications in his classes.

Sina is the co-founder of Dharma Temple, a destination yoga, meditation, conscious events and boutique in Vancouver, B.C. where he shares the high vibe yogic lifestyle to his community.


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Ashtanga Yoga Therapy 5 Day Intensive with Manju P. Jois
May
13
to May 17

Ashtanga Yoga Therapy 5 Day Intensive with Manju P. Jois

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: May 13 - 17, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration & Tuition: $850 + GST, cost includes Manju Jois manual and certificate


Manju P. Jois' five-day teacher training in Whistler will present the Ashtanga yoga series and traditions in their purest form-

providing a rare and privileged opportunity for beginners and experienced practitioners alike to learn from a genuine Indian master. Manju uses only the ancient practices, offering truly authentic guidance for all who wish to deepen Ashtanga practice and Ashtanga teaching.

The training is designed for

those interested in learning the traditional way to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Manju will introduce and teach the powerful healing elements and techniques that make up the Ashtanga system. The Primary Series, a series of asanas (postures) known as Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Healing), the Intermediate Series entitled Nadi Shodhana (nerve cleansing), the Nadi Shodhana Pranayamas (breathing exercises) and the Vedic peace chants (Shanti Mantras).

Manju is known for his healing hands and his precise adjustments. He has over 45 years teaching experience and is a master in Yoga Therapy. These trainings are focused on learning safe and helpful adjustments for each asana of the sequence. We will explore each posture in depth and detail. Manju will show his way of adjusting and assisting people in every position. He will introduce the Vinyasa Count and the correct Sanskrit pronunciation of the asanas and the Opening and Closing Chants.

Furthermore, Manju will teach Nadi Shodana Pranayama as well as the Vedic Peace Chants which help to integrate the strong practice in mind and body. There will be time for discussions so that everybody with serious interest in traditional Ashtanga Yoga will benefit from the deep insights Manju can offer out of his live long study and teaching this practice.

This training is a fun experience to gain in depth knowledge from Manju Pattabhi Jois, cultivate a deeper understanding of yoga therapy as taught by Pattabhi Jois his father, and to connect with other Yogis from all over! Beginners are welcome and yoga students who are not teachers but wish to deepen their own practice!


About Manju Pattabhi Jois

Manju Jois, Ashtanga Yoga guru from Mysore, South India, is the eldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, recognized worldwide as the main authority in Ashtanga Yoga. Manju was born on November 16, 1944. At the age of 7, Manju was awakened every day by his father very early to begin the lessons that would forever change the course of his life and the lives of those who would study with him in the coming years. He began his teaching career at the age of 15 years with his father and has taught ever since.

Manju considers it a great honor to be the son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. "He is my father and my teacher. I am very grateful to both my mother and my father. "Manju's mother, Savatri Jois, (Sathu for her family) was a beloved wife, loving mother and an expert in Indian cuisine. Manju is dedicated to his wife Nancy and his daughter Sathu, who is named after his paternal grandmother, born in 2002. Sathu is a young woman with many talents, who continues to bless the Jois family beyond measure.

Manju has taught the true Mysore Ashtanga method for over 47 years. Encompassing 22 countries and the 21 US states, the journey of teaching Ashtanga in the world through Manju is increasingly widespread. Manju is grateful to Gary Herlich and all the other people who helped Manju to stay in the United States when he began teaching in North America.

It offers weekend workshops of Ashtanga, classes for teachers and week-long training. It incorporates pranayama and Vedic chants in its classes, which go very well with the practice of Ashtanga yoga. Manju's intention is to teach on the path of Ancient Tradition and bring the many benefits of Ashtanga Yoga to its students.

His desire is to bring "better understanding and understanding" of Ashatanga yoga to his students in a world full of distractions. Manju's dedication to his life as a teacher and practitioner of yoga has brought the benefits of the ancient Ashtanga Yoga Manju tradition to many students around the world, by guiding each of them to "Unite with himself”.  Manju has been with Tina Pashumati James for 18 years and has been coming to her schools since 2002.

www.manjujois.com

*Pre-Registration required. Limited to 35 spots.

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Root To Rise with Sarah Walters
May
5
1:30 PM13:30

Root To Rise with Sarah Walters

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 + GST


Find solid foundations through 8 limbs of Yoga improving balance and standing poses leading to lightness, confidence and balance.

Strengthen connection to the Earth and those around you through Yoga and Vinyasa by solidifying foundations. A deeper look at standing asanas and balance postures and the 8 limbs of Patanjalis Yoga Sutra's.

Open to all level of practitioner and mobility

Workshop will include:

-Study and putting into practise the 8 limbs of Patanjali's Yoga system

-Emphasis on Tenants of Vinyasa and Surya Namamaskar (Sun salutations)

-Pranayama and meditation techniques to deepen focus and awareness needed for standing and Balance postures

-Use of sound,mantra and music 

-Fun and engaging asana practise focusing on techniques to become more earth connected, stronger and balanced

-Breaking down several integral standing, balancing and inversion postures (with modifications and props explained in full)

Yoga is all about perfecting relationships and purifying karmatic energy so that we can be liberated and feel real lasting happiness in all aspects of lives. How we connect with the earth reflects our relationship with all other beings, and we will cover alignment and techniques for grounding our roots as we rise up strong in various balance and standing asanas. Making us stronger yet lighter in all other aspects of our asana practise.

Patanjali's Yoga sutras lay's out a complete and structured system of yoga that is accessible to all. By studying and implementing these 8 limbs in our life and breaking down the tenants of Vinyasa, we can advance our yogic journey and have  profound experiences today!

We will journey through sound, mantra and music with like-minded gathering of people. Finding our breath connection and self study through meditation will lead us to sweeter connections to those people in our lives and beyond.

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” 
 John Lennon


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Yoga Anatomy Workshop with Doug Craig
Apr
14
1:30 PM13:30

Yoga Anatomy Workshop with Doug Craig

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 + GST


Topics covered:

  • Learn key anatomical principles
  • Anatomy of bandhas
  • Anatomical relationships between asana
  • Anatomy of lift-up – jump back
  • Anatomy of the knee
  • Techniques of backbending

In the  Yoga Anatomy Workshop, we will work with and talk about the  anatomy  doing practice correctly through effort and attention on the core elements of the practice: breath, bandha, and dristhi , while practicing asana.

There are anatomical components that support breath, bandha and even dristi. Without these elements, how can one truly develop in the practice? Understanding these components anatomically will give our mind a new way to envision them. The more depth of understanding we have of the core elements of the practice, the more we can trust the practice in the moment.

In addition, we can use physical technique, supported by anatomical understanding, to help get us to a more comfortable place in the asana. This allows for better breath and bandha. In this Yoga Anatomy Workshop, we will pick apart some of the more difficult aspects of the practice from an anatomical perspective, including, but not limited to, backbends, lotus, and jump backs.


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Finding Peace & Purpose Within The Polarities
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Finding Peace & Purpose Within The Polarities

Location: Loka Yoga Squamish @ The Nook (1360 Oak Place, Brackendale BC, In the backyard)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Facilitators: Tina Pashumati James
Cost: $35 + GST


Finding Peace & Purpose Within The Polarities

The polarities within us are part of who we are - both negative and positive, light and dark, male and female- are all interconnected and complimentary, each with a particular quality and purpose. However in this fast paced and pressured world,we ofted struggle to make the time to understand how they impact us. When we identify, experience and make peace with our polarities, we have the potential to create a more balanced body that can support us in our purpose. Vedic prayers, bija mantras and partner meditation will be incorporated into this practice, as well as asana and pranayama.

Join Jashumati on a journey of discovery and awareness on the path to self-mastery, exploring the concept of opporsites and how we can find peace and purpose within our polarities. 

Open to all levels of experience.

Limited to 15 participants for this workshop.

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Nature As A Healer Not As A Commodity with Mumsi & Vern Shanoss
Mar
9
7:15 PM19:15

Nature As A Healer Not As A Commodity with Mumsi & Vern Shanoss

Suggested Donation: $30 CASH ONLY (*Note: Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds)
Facilitator: Mumsi & Vern Shanoss


Nature As A Healer Not As A Commodity

Join Mumsi & Vern Shanoss, In-shuck-ch elders from the Sachteen community, for an evening of storytelling, song, laughter and connection. Re-connecting with the earth in a good way. Ask yourself, do you feel connected and comfortable with yourself, your surroundings and all your relations? Vern and Mumsi will remind us that nature is our greatest healer and her resources are to be utilized holistically, not as a commodity.

ABOUT VERN & MUMSI
We are In -SHUCK-Ch living in the territory, the drug/alcohol free community of Sachteen. We believe in cultural healing of the land. We are progressive in all of our actions. We are open to all ways of healing. Natural teas, medicine food, fish, venison- sharing all our food. We believe in living our values taught to us by our elders. Values of love, strength, straightforward living, laughter and ceremony.

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Cancer, Yoga, Ayurveda and The Vegan Diet
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Cancer, Yoga, Ayurveda and The Vegan Diet

Location: The Nook, 1360 Oak Place, Brackendale, BC
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: By Donation - Donate what you can, nobody will be turned away
Facilitator: Tina Pashumati James assisted by Victoria Grace Lopez


Yoga And Chronic Disease

The practice  of yoga, which focuses on the energy of poses rather than the complexity of them. The method uses props and modifications for difficult poses, which makes yoga more accessible to beginners of all body types. Each class incorporates sitting, standing and reclining positions, and begins with five minutes of breathing and centering techniques.

Researchers have put yoga to the scientific test for years, and the results so far have been impressive. The practice has been shown to lower risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression.

Yoga can also help those who are already ill feel better. A new study suggests that doing yoga twice a week may improve quality of life for men being treated for prostate cancer and may help reduce the side effects of radiation, which include fatigue, sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

The study, published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics, followed 50 men with prostate cancer as they underwent six to nine weeks of radiation therapy. Half of the men were assigned to attend two 75-minute yoga classes each week during their treatment.

At the beginning of the study, before radiation had started, men in both groups reported relatively low levels of fatigue. As treatment progressed, however, the men who didn’t take yoga had more fatigue—typical of the fourth or fifth week of a treatment course, the researchers say.

But for those who took yoga, fatigue dropped as the weeks went on. Overall, these men reported less fatigue and a better ability to go about their normal lives, compared to the group that didn't do yoga.

Yoga has been shown to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, which may explain why sexual and urinary function were largely preserved in the yoga group. Yoga, like other types of exercise, can also increase blood flow throughout the body—an important component of muscular and erectile health.

Physical and emotional well-being scores increased as patients in both groups progressed through their treatments, but those in the yoga group had more rapid improvements.
“There could be a number of things going on, and it may not be that all of the mechanisms work for everyone,” she says. “One man may get more of a psychological benefit from yoga, whereas for others it might have a purely vascular effect. Someone else with urinary issues might benefit from a stronger pelvic floor.”

Larger and longer studies are needed to better understand exactly how yoga protects against the side effects of radiation. Tina recommends the practice to all her cancer patients. She urges people to try classes that are for all levels, to tell the instructor that they are new to yoga and to ask about modifications for difficult poses. Don’t count yourself out based on what you think you know about yoga.

Why do vegans have such lower cancer risk? This is fascinating stuff: An elegant series of experiments was performed in which people were placed on different diets and their blood was then dripped on human cancer cells growing in a petri dish to see whose diet kicked more cancer butt. Women placed on plant-based diets for just two weeks, for example, were found to suppress the growth of three different types of breast cancer (see images of the cancer clearance). The same blood coursing through these womens’ bodies gained the power to significantly slow down and stop breast cancer cell growth thanks to just two weeks of eating a healthy plant-based diet! (Two weeks! Imagine what’s going on in your body after a year!) Similar results were found for men against prostate cancer (as well as against prostate enlargement). 

How may a simple dietary change make one’s bloodstream so inhospitable to cancer in just a matter of days? The dramatic improvement in cancer defenses after two weeks of eating healthier is thought to be due to changes in the level of a cancer-promoting growth hormone in the body called IGF-1. Animal protein intake increases the levels of IGF-1 in our body, but within two weeks of switching to a plant-based diet, IGF-1 levels in the bloodstream drop sufficiently to help slow the growth of cancer cells.

How plant-based do we need to eat? Studies comparing levels of IGF-1 in meat-eaters vs. vegetarians vs. vegans suggest that we should lean toward eliminating animal products from our diets altogether. This is supported by the new study in which the thousands of American vegans studied not only had lower rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, but significantly lower cancer risk as well.   


About Tina Pashumati James

Advanced certified Jivamukti Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Ashtanga Teacher, environmentalist, animal activist, shares her knowledge of yoga and cancer.

Tina is the founder of Loka yoga Affiliated Ashtanga & Jivamukti School in Whistler, BC. Tina has mentored twice for Jivamukti Teacher Training and sat on the Advanced board exam with her beloved Teachers.

She serves her beloved Manju assisting at his TT.

Tina runs retreats and intensives in Canada, USA, Europe and Hawaii, she works closely with Bear Smart and Bear Asia and practices Ahimsa and Bhakti after her cancer she educates people about the importance of a vegan diet and the compassion needed today to initiate change.

Tina is known for her challenging and dynamic graceful classes, she uses her wild child energy and humour to express and inspire with a mystical shamanic journey with First Nations Elders. Tina teaches rehab for severe injuries and depression and works on ski patrol in her beloved Whistler.

I bow to my teachers’ lotus feet humbly, to Shri K Pattabhi Jois, my first teacher, Manju Jois, my teacher of 18 years, Sharon Gannon and David Life, my teachers of the past 12 years.

tinapashumatijames.com

*Pre-Registration required. Limited to 15 spots.

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NYE Celebration: The End Is Just The Beginning at Loka Yoga
Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

NYE Celebration: The End Is Just The Beginning at Loka Yoga

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (10:00am-12pm Yoga Class | 12:00-1:00pm Vegan Potluck)
Suggested Donation: $25 + vegan dish to share afterwards
Facilitators: Tina Pashumati James & Victoria Grace Lopez


New Year's Eve Special Class and Celebration

Join us in this exploration of how:

1. Yoga renews our energy

2. Yoga illuminates connections and generates energy in the world

3. Yoga inspires us to be the higher self take care of number 1

All body types, ages and skill levels welcome. No yoga experience necessary. The only requirement - show up, have a willingness to explore and free up your life! Pre-register in advance online or at the studio.


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Loka Yoga Whistler 8 Year Anniversary Celebration
Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Loka Yoga Whistler 8 Year Anniversary Celebration

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm Open Class & 3:30 - 5:00 Vegan Potluck
Facilitators: Loka Yoga Teachers
Suggested Donation: $25
 

"The heart of the universe pulses in all hearts.
There is One who is the life in all forms.
There is One who is joyful in simply existing-
In all bodies,
As all bodies.
Explore the life that is the life of your present form.
One day you will discover
It is not different
From the life of the Secret One,
And your heart will sing triumphant songs
Of being at home everywhere."
-Radiance Sutras

Come celebrate Loka Yoga's 8th year in existence in beautiful Whistler, BC. Join the Loka Yoga teachers as we honour the good and virtuous company that has passed through this community over the years. We would like to come together on this day to give thanks to everyone who has made Loka Yoga what it is today.

If you are not free to join us for the open class, feel free to join us for the vegan potluck from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

Hari OM!

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Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sound, Restore, Release - Yoga Nidra and Crystal Bowl Immersion

Suggested Donation: $30
Facilitator: Victoria Grace Lopez


An evening of tuning in, letting go and receiving.

Come immerse yourself in healing sound vibrations! Victoria Grace will bring out the powerful sound vibration of the crystal bowls which will bring harmony to mind, body and soul. Playing the combination of bowls together expands the experience as you journey through their healing sounds and vibrations,Sound baths are meditative experiences that use specific frequencies that can shift your state of being and heal your body from the inside out. Lie back to receive the benefits of complete relaxation, realignment and reconfiguration. This special class will begin with a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice, before the immersive crystal bowl sound journey.
 

No yoga or meditation experience is needed. All are welcome to attend.

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