The psoas muscle (part of the hip flexor group) is the deepest muscle in the human body affecting our structural balance, muscular integrity, strength, range of motion, joint mobility and organ functioning. If you have "tight hips" and have been getting nowhere "stretching" your hip flexors this workshop is for you! Or maybe you are a massage therapist or body worker keen to stay current and share your new learning with clients.
No Yoga Experience necessary to participate.
Fee $55 plus gst. Prepayment will secure your space
Join guest instructor Jaylene Pfiefer, Kinesiologist and Yoga Teacher to gain tools and knowledge to "Release the Psoas"!
All levels welcome. Join Anna in the practice known as the Yoga of Awareness. Kundalini yoga focuses on moving energy and stimulating glands and systems in the brain which leads to heightened intuition and feelings of well being. Movement, breath work, meditation and mantra are used. Cost is $20 cash at the door which includes tax.
*This month, all of the proceeds from the Kundalini class to go to the Pat Marsh scholarship fund.
Chair Yoga is returning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning on Jan 22nd, 11-noon for six weeks. These are again offered as a Pre-registered series. Mondays - Full Wednesdays - one spaces open Fridays - six open chairs
These do tend to book up quickly so if this is your year to try something new connect with me. The registrations will not be online so message me for pre-payment options.
Happy New Year my friends and students. May we all continue to meet change, the expected and unexpected, with Grace in 2018. As many of you know I took the month of August off to gather my thoughts about whether or not I would continue to teach yoga or move on and pursue other things. I, like many seasoned yoga teachers, had become disillusioned, bored and totally exhausted with the practice and the nature of public classes and studio operation. I was totally questioning it all. Am I actually teaching yoga? Can I continue to sustain myself as a teacher? Do I even want to? I was losing motivation, the endless marketing and flogging of my work felt exhausting. When was the last time I published a newsletter? I was tired physically, mentally and lacking inspiration. So, I hopped into my car, packed my tent and started driving. Loose plans, nothing firm just rolling and doing my best to avoid the fires and smoke. I connected with friends and family, visited my community at the Salt Spring Center of Yoga and spent 5 amazing days all by myself. Took a few yoga classes and was again reminded that Hot Power Yoga makes me kinda grumpy. I considered my options, maybe I’ll go back to school? I have a growing interest in hospice and Death Doula work. Maybe I should just go back to some kind of administration work... maybe, maybe, maybe. Wrapping things up at the studio would take at least 6 months, any courses that interested me would begin in September 2018 sooooo, back to teaching yoga. At least for awhile. This past September I again put the classes on sale and thought well, lets just see what happens. Since then I have become busier than I have ever been. The public classes are stable, folks come and they go as they always have. What has changed is the number of private clients I now am serving. Around my scheduled classes I am now teaching Chair Yoga three days a week plus 1-3 extra hours daily working with people one to one. I am now teaching Monday through to Saturday. Yikes! I have seen clients for injury rehabilitation, for management of depression and anxiety, PTSD, pain or just because they prefer a learning environment that is catered to their individual needs. This is so exciting!! This work has challenged me in new ways, it is keeping me engaged and has re-inspired me pursue ongoing training that will support working as a yoga teacher beyond public classes. I have already gotten my feet wet by taking courses in pain management, yoga for trauma and therapeutics. There are some new and exciting things being offered out there in Yogaland that address my personal and professional growth so I’ll be carving out time for further education in 2018. So what will change look like as it relates to Sun and Sage Yoga? The first thing I have to address is personal burn out. This past year was one of the most challenging years I have faced so far. Many of you are aware that managing depression is a reality for me. You saw the result of my accumulated stress and the cosmic push for self care last winter and spring that lead to my pursuit of healing in Peru. By the way.... thank you again for the love and support I received. I have faced (and will continue to face) some personally painful scenarios that are out of my control. I need to be available and strong for what is ahead. I must address sustainability. What has to happen? I will no longer be selling 90 minute class cards. However, these classes currently running on Monday and Wednesday evenings will remain until the end of June 2018, I will offer the current schedule until then. Those of you dedicated to the 90 minute classes can move to 60 minute cards plus $2. My intention is to no longer work on Mondays in the future. I will be working Tuesday to Saturday instead of Monday to Saturday. I am considering moving the Hatha Flow class currently offered on Monday nights to a Friday night. Nothing is set in stone, yet. I have absolutely loved teaching this Monday night class, many of you have been attending regularly since it was birthed in 2009. My hope is that whatever unfolds in terms of public classes will still serve you. 2017 taught me that I can’t do it all and remain healthy. It has also taught me that the universe has plans for us that we can’t predict. This past year the message was clear, “Tanya, you are doing what you are supposed to be doing, Tanya, your energy is limited so things must change.” So I’m embracing change. The exact details of how this is going to look haven't yet been made clear but I’m ready, I’m open and I’m excited. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you that support me. Whether it is by regular or intermittent attendance. Or your kindness in word of mouth. Sun and Sage will remain and so will I. Much Love, Tanya
The full moon on January 31st will be in the astrological sign of Cancer - a super-charged event that will shine the spotlight on our intuition. It will also be a lunar eclipse! Cancer is the maternal nurturer of the zodiac and we are reminded of the potency of the wisdom of our hearts.
This full moon asks each one of us to take this wisdom of the internal and manifest it into external. Join Carla for a special Breath of Bliss Ceremony to welcome this powerful and transformative Cancer Moon & Lunar Eclipse.
The Breath of Bliss Experience allows you to dissolve barriers to love… gain clarity about what lies ahead for you and discover the truth within. We will enjoy movement, presence, connecting, deep sharing and conscious touch. And then dive into an hour and a half of circular connected breath to discover what wants to be felt, seen and realized within you. No prior experience of anything needed – everyone welcome.
Cost: $57+tx. To register email Tanya: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Breath of Bliss?
Breath of Bliss is a presence practice that connects you to a reservoir of aliveness. Bliss is aroused by traversing the vast terrain of your humanity and returning home to your true essence as Love. By embracing and moving towards the entire rainbow of life experiences and emotions, instead of resisting and moving away, we access euphoric sensations of oneness. This dynamic practice begins with movement, deep sharing, touch conscious loving exercises and sound healing, then deepens as we lie down for an hour of circular, connected breathing. The journey is sensitively guided with empowering messages and stirring music which takes you even deeper into your experience. The result? Powerful, mind-altering experiences of heart-opening and awareness!
What you can expect… Experience tingling sensations, surrender, connection, emotional surges and forgiveness as you uplevel your vibration. Creative ideas often flood in at quantum speed. Some have angelic visions, mystical experiences and connection with the Divine. Others revisit birth or childhood experiences that have been forgotten. Intense self awareness occurs ~ limiting beliefs which are normally unconscious become clear. From anger to ecstasy, you are encouraged to embrace it all. The illusory walls of separation melt away as you connect with the divine causes of everything you have experienced…
We live in a stressful world, and more often than not, we don’t know how to manage it. Work, family, and regular daily commitments cause plenty of stress on their own, and the stress is exacerbated by perceived crisis situations that emerge from time to time. A common mantra these days is “I’m totally stressed out!” Thankfully, Kundalini Yoga offers plenty of tools for managing stress. In fact, stress management is a wonderful side effect of a consistent Kundalini Yoga practice! This ancient technology employs movement, breath work, meditation and mantra which affect various systems of the brain and body. The physical effects of the exercises pressurize the glandular system, creating a physiological response that counters the effects of stress. The parasympathetic nervous system is strengthened, counteracting the “fight or flight” response that is triggered by stress. Join Anna Marsh in a workshop designed to introduce Kundalini yoga techniques aimed at bringing calm to your daily life. Cost is $45 plus GST early bird before Nov 30th; $55 plus GST . Avalilable at Sun and Sage Yoga
Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness. Using the techniques of movement, breathwork, meditation and mantra, one can feel increased intuition, energy and feelings of well being. This class is open to all levels. Cost $15 at door.
Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness. The practice combines movement, breathwork, meditation and mantra which stimulate body and brain. Side effects may include increased energy, focus, intuition and feelings of well being. The class is open to all levels. Cost $15 at the door.
Come try a unique practice which combines breathwork, movement, meditation and mantra to achieve vitality, heightened intuition and increased well being. Class is open to all levels. Cost is $15 cash at the door.
May 13th, 2017 1:00-2:30pm $15.00 Cash at the Door
Curious about Kundalini Yoga? This class is open to all levels. Known as the Yoga of Awareness, the practice involves breathwork, movement, mantra and meditation. The results of well being and intuition can be profound.