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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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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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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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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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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To Die and So To Grow
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

To Die and So To Grow

Location: Loka Yoga Squamish @ The Nook (1360 Oak Place, Brackendale BC, In the backyard)
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Facilitators: Teresa Campbell
Cost: $50 + GST


To Die and So To Grow

Opening our hearts to a sacred way of approaching and integrating the metaphorical and literal deaths on our journey.


Join me as we enter into a sacred space of rituals to reverence and honour the many deaths that have imprinted us along the way. Through the specific focus in ritual we will create paths to reclamation and restoration. 

A ritual is the enactment of a myth. And by participating in the ritual, you are participating in the myth. And since myth is a projection of the depth wisdom of the psyche, by participating in a ritual, participating in the myth, you are being, as it were, put in accord with that wisdom.
— Joseph Campbell

The workshop includes:

  • Shamanic Ceremony-earth based ritual from Andean Shamanism to support integration, nurturing, perceptual shifts and reclamation;
  • Honouring/Grief Ceremony-yoga/dance/meditation;
  • Kundalini and Restorative Yoga, mantra, mudra;
  • Journalling;
  • Drum journeys

No experience necessary. Please bring a journal and pen, any sacred item you wish to charge/bless, a flower (even one, single stem rose)


ABOUT TERESA

Teresa is a death doula*, ceremonialist, trauma informed yoga teacher and trans affirming birth doula who shares ceremony, womb healings, teacher trainings and retreats locally and internationally. Teresa feels it is a sublime honour to create inclusive, sacred spaces to humbly guide and witness people in all phases and transitions of life.

www.lalupavia.com

A death doula is one who supports people and animals on their journeys of metaphorical and literal deaths.

Limited to 15 participants for this yoga therapeutic weekend.

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Autumn Love Your Cancer Retreat
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Autumn Love Your Cancer Retreat

Location: Loka Yoga Squamish @ The Nook (1360 Oak Place, Brackendale BC, In the backyard)
Time: 10:00am - 7:30pm
Facilitators: Tina Pashumati James & Nicolette Richer of The Green Moustache Juice, Smoothie + Live Food Bar
Cost: $150 (Includes all yoga classes and food. Accommodation is not included)


Overcoming The Fear Of Cancer

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

This is designed for cancer patients (all types and stages) who have undergone chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment in the last 10 years and are over 24 years of age.

THE PROGRAM

This unique program uses evidence-based yoga science and includes meditation, yoga Nidra, chanting, breathing techniques and postures. During this weekend, we will support you to integrate our approach into your daily life. Previous participants have reported having vastly changed attitudes that have transformed their lives.

EDUCATION

We provide one-on-one yogic counselling to adjust mental-emotional patterns that may have contributed to your illness, and we will use techniques to foster deep, lasting transformation. At the core of the education program is the understanding of visceral experiences that yoga opens to your body, emotions and mind. We also raise awareness of carcinogenic factors in your life and how to avoid them.


DAILY SCHEDULE

10:00 am: Green moustache juice
10:30 am: Lecture/Group Work Healing, Cleansing and rejuvenating treatments
12:15 pm: Green Moustache Lunch
1:30 pm: Group Chanting
2:15 pm: Yoga Nidra
3:30 pm: Pranayama Class (Breath Management Techniques) meditation.
4:45 pm: Gentle Asana Practice
6:00 pm: Lecture/Group Work Healing
7:15 pm: Green Moustache Dinner

Limited to 15 participants for this yoga therapeutic weekend.

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