5-Day Ashtanga Yoga Intensive
Feb
3
to Feb 7

5-Day Ashtanga Yoga Intensive

Location: The Nook, 1360 Oak Place, Brackendale, BC
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Bird Cost: $750 + gst, paid in full by February 1, 2018
Regular Cost: $800 + gst, paid in full after February 1, 2018
Facilitator: Tina Pashumati James


An exploration and study into the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga

Each day will include an asana practice, followed by Yoga therapy and a posture clinic.

This workshop will explore:

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

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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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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5-Day Ashtanga Yoga Intensive
Sep
8
to Sep 12

5-Day Ashtanga Yoga Intensive

Location: Loka Yoga Whistler @ Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Road
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Bird Cost: $750 + gst, paid in full by August 28, 2018
Regular Cost: $800 + gst, paid in full after August 28, 2018
Facilitators: Tina Pashumati assisted by Victoria Grace


An exploration and study into the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga

Each day will include an asana practice, followed by Yoga therapy and a posture clinic.

This workshop will explore:

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

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 30 spots.

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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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