Private in-home sessions
Jan
1
Dec 31

Private in-home sessions

  • Residence

If studio group classes just don't seem to work for you and you're looking to heal an injury or get stronger/gain flexibility in areas you can't get to on your own or you'd like to make a regular date night of yoga, privates or small group in home classes are a perfect fit.

$95 per hour or $850 for 10 sessions.

Email through the Contact page for available times and dates.

Nectar Yoga - Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement
Mar
29
Oct 25

Nectar Yoga - Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement

  • nectar yoga

Start your mornings off with a nice dose of self care.  The yoga dome at Nectar Yoga B&B offers the perfect surrounding for a an hour of mindful movement followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation.   Class is included in your stay or $20 drop in (cash only).

 

THE INSIGHTFUL PRACTICE
Aug
10
Aug 13

THE INSIGHTFUL PRACTICE

  • Nectar Yoga

Connecting with our mind and bodies through ritual and nature 

AUGUST 10th-13th, 2017

Immerse yourself in a nurturing escape from the everyday where your body, mind and soul can revitalize through simple practices of self care. Located 20 minutes from West Vancouver on beautiful Bowen Island, BC, Nectar Yoga offers the perfect setting for a 4 day/3 night retreat led by seasoned teachers Natasha Currah (yoga) and Josh Cohen (meditation).

DATES TBC - ANATOMY OF ASANA module
Nov
4
Nov 12

DATES TBC - ANATOMY OF ASANA module

  • Canada

In this 18-hour introductory anatomy course we will be focusing on gaining a clear understanding of anatomy within the context of asana practice.
 
This will include:

- Understanding how asana functions in different body systems
- Integrating principles of anatomy in teaching asana
- Encouraging each student to explore their personal experience with asana by focusing on an area where they have been injured or experienced difficulty in their own body
- Developing keen observational skills in relation to movement and stillness

From this foundation, we can experience the body as a living and evolving system and can continue to learn about our (and others) yoga practice from this perspective.
 
Required Text:
Yoga Anatomy - Second Edition by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
 
 


Awakening the Spine
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Awakening the Spine

  • Bowen Island Yoga

Based on the work of Vanda Scaravelli, this 2 hour masterclass will shed light on the often over looked or misunderstood concept of how we create traction and space in our spine through asana.  This class will give any practitioner (from beginner to advanced) an opportunity to learn how to continuously be curious about their practice and observe changes in their bodies through forward, back and side bending.  

We will explore the key elements to being connected, steady and balanced in twists and inversions. Learn valuable techniques that support safety and sustainability while continuing to evolve your practice and move through your limitations.  Minimum 6 month practice required

Register here: https://www.studiobookingsonline.com/bowenislandyoga/store.html

 

 

Third Annual Mothers Retreat
May
7
12:30 pm12:30

Third Annual Mothers Retreat

  • bowen island yoga

Tap into the transformative power of self-care by nourishing your body and spirit. 

This is the day to deepen your connection with movement and creative expression in an intimate and peaceful setting.

Join amazing women from our community for a slow moving yoga class, followed by personal journalling and an intimate conversation with tea and snacks. We'll close with a quiet meditation and restorative practice. Essential oils, soothing music and loads of nurturing will send you floating home!

$40

BICR - Stretch and Glow Outdoor Yoga
Apr
8
Jun 23

BICR - Stretch and Glow Outdoor Yoga

  • Bowen Island Community Recreation

A class designed to test strength and functional movement with minimal use of equipment.  Each week we'll explore different areas of the body in a safe progressive way, leaving you feeling more mobile, strong, and connected to your body.  Suitable for intermediate practitioners and those who like to be physically challenged. 

$50.40 for 4 week session or $15 drop in

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/bowencommunityrec/Activity_Search/outdoor-stretch-and-glow/2329

 

 

Move the Body <> Mind the Breath
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Move the Body <> Mind the Breath

  • Gallery at Artisan Sqaure

A loving morning of movement and yoga with live drumming in the Gallery at Artisan Square. 

- All levels welcome 

- BYOM (bring your own mat)

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

GGT - Movement Training Specialty Class
Jan
11
Jun 28

GGT - Movement Training Specialty Class

  • Positively Fit

A superbly designed small group personal training program with maximum registration of 6 women – our trainers guide you through the best possible workout in the safest way.  From strength training to agility, core strength to balance, every class will leave you stronger, energized and inspired for more!


$105 for 6 week sessions.  Pre-registered only.


http://positivelyfit.ca/schedule/


 

Slow Flow
Jan
2
Apr 24

Slow Flow

  • Bowen Island Yoga

Slow yoga is the art of moving more deeply into the flow through poses and mental shifts—not just in your yoga practice, but in all areas of your life. Every week we place a focus on a  theme that fosters awareness of the practice and helps students to observe their bodies and minds in movement and stillness.  

Individual attention is given and the use of props are encourages.  This class is open to all levels as we take the time to explore, connect and breath a bit deeper to each students ability.

$18 Drop in

http://bowenislandyoga.com.

Masterclass - Inversion Immersion
Nov
13
12:00 pm12:00

Masterclass - Inversion Immersion

  • 889 yoga

There are few things more beneficial than turning ourselves upside down. As a continuation from AWAKENING THE SPINE, this 2 hour masterclass we will explore the key elements to being connected, steady and balanced while being inverted.  Learn valuable techniques support safety and sustainability while continuing to evolve your practice and move through your fears.  Minimum 6 month practice required.  

Masterclass - Awakening the Spine
Nov
6
12:00 pm12:00

Masterclass - Awakening the Spine

  • 889 yoga

Based on the work of Vanda Scaravelli, this 2 hour masterclass will shed light on the often over looked or misunderstood concept of how we create traction and space in our spine through asana.  This class will give any practitioner (from beginner to advanced) an opportunity to learn how to continuously be curious about their practice and observe changes in their bodies through forward, back and side bending.  

 

BIRC - Deep Stretch
Oct
3
Jun 19

BIRC - Deep Stretch

  • Bowen Island Recreation

This unique class focuses on deep stretches in tight areas of the body that are challenging for all of us to access. Movement is slow and intentional with support from a regulated breath. Deep Stretch Classes can reduce aches and pains, prevent and heal injuries, enhance athletic performance, increase flexibility and relieve tension. Postures are supported with props to encourage comfort and release, making the class ideal for athletes and still accessible to all levels, even the beginner.

Make sure to check the website below for dates as this runs in sessions.

$15 Drop in

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/bowencommunityrec/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=deep&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

Mothers Retreat 3.0 - When we were daughters
Feb
27
4:00 pm16:00

Mothers Retreat 3.0 - When we were daughters

  • Bowen Island Yoga

Come nurture yourself deeply, by gathering with other women and daughters in a safe and sacred space. 

One of the most complex and layered relationships we will ever know is the bond with our mothers.  This is the time to put our roles as caregivers aside and make space for nurturing ourselves as daughters.  

The afternoon will begin with a group circle about the story of each of our mothers.  Then, a heart and hip opening practice will assist to open our bodies up and prepare us for a dive deep into personal and confidential journalling about ourselves as daughters. We’ll quietly reflect the afternoon in guided mediation and transition into a vegetarian potluck to close the evening. 


"Self-care is not about self-indulgence, it is about self-preservation”
~ Audrey Lorde

$35/pp 

Beginners Breaking it Down
Feb
21
2:00 pm14:00

Beginners Breaking it Down

  • Bowen Island Yoga

Explore the basics with this step by step workshop and get a feel for the fundamentals of Yoga. It is a great way to introduce yourself to the practice of yoga in a non intimidating, fun atmosphere. You will learn  basic yoga anatomy, breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, ways to identify what our bodies need and more over the course of one workshop. These classes will help to build a solid foundation for which to grow a practice, be it at home or in our regular studio drop-in classes. Discussion is welcome in this informal class setting and one-on-one attention is given.

In February we'll focus on: Sun salutations, basic alignment principals & core stability

$30

Beginners Breaking it Down
Jan
17
2:00 pm14:00

Beginners Breaking it Down

  • Bowen Island Yoga

Explore the basics with this step by step workshop and get a feel for the fundamentals of Yoga. It is a great way to introduce yourself to the practice of yoga in a non intimidating, fun atmosphere. You will learn  basic yoga anatomy, breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, ways to identify what our bodies need and more over the course of one workshop. These classes will help to build a solid foundation for which to grow a practice, be it at home or in our regular studio drop-in classes. Discussion is welcome in this informal class setting and one-on-one attention is given.

On January 17th the focus will be on: Basic breathing practices, foundational standing yoga postures and Yoga “lingo”.

$30 or all 4 for $100

 

EMBODIED AND EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY
Dec
4
Dec 6

EMBODIED AND EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY

  • Bowen Island Yoga

SADHANA SESSIONS

A YOGA IMMERSION INTO THE PRACTICES OF JOY, VITALITY AND WELLBEING.

with Chantal Russell & Rebekka Walker, and guest teachers

Sadhana: Spiritual Practice, as the journey into a deeper wisdom of existence ; akin to Sanskrit sādhu going straight to a goal.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about yoga beyond the 90 minute class? Want to know how to nourish your physical body and your spiritual self ? Are you ready to live a healthier, more fulfilled life, with greater purpose, passion and power?

Welcome to this soulful journey of yoga and transformation. In this comprehensive 100hr yoga immersion program, you will dive into the full spectrum of yoga, with an integrated exploration of asana, mantra, pranayama, philosophy, mudra, meditation, the myths of yoga, self inquiry, mindfulness, ayurveda, and much more.

The heart of the teachings will offer ancient wisdom, combined with modern day research and insight, to help you bridge the gap between your spiritual self and your everyday life. The practices of yoga will be established in a clear and solid way, from which you'll create a sustainable and nourishing spiritual practice (sadhana), to guide you for the rest of your life. Learn how to navigate life's challenges with grace and grit; Expect your body to thrive, and your soul to shine. 

This immersion is a stand alone course, or the 1st 100 hours of a 200 hour YA accredited yoga teacher training. The second 100 hour segment commences spring/summer 2016. 

The Immersion Curriculum

We will meet one weekend a month, for six months, from November 2015 until April 2016. Weekend hours are as follows:

  • Fridays 5-9pm
  • Saturday 7-9am, 11-2pm, 4-6pm
  • Sundays 8-10am, 12-4pm

NOVEMBER 6-8TH, 2015

MODULE 1 SADHANA & BHAVANA, WITH GUEST TEACHER SASKIA TAIT 

  • Setting the foundation for all aspects of an integrated yoga practice
  • Establish the seat of the practice and cultivate intention
  • Introduction to the history of classical yoga & Tantra
  • Explore the role of desire and the power of feelings as the most creative force for change.

DECEMBER 4-6, 2015

MODULE 2 EMBODIED AND EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY, WITH GUEST TEACHERS HARMONY DAVISON AND NATASHA CURRAH

  • Focus on form, foundation, precision, biomechanics of all basic asana. 
  • Asana Labs
  • Therapeutic applications
  • Anatomical understanding

JAN 8-10, 2016

MODULE 3 PULSATION AND FLOW, WITH GUEST TEACHER CHRISTINE PRICE CLARK

  • Subtle body anatomy, initial overview of chakras & nadis 
  • Koshas, 5 body sheaths
  • Vayus and the primary flows of energy
  • 3 malas
  • Spanda teachings

FEBRUARY 5-7

MODULE 4, MUDRA, MANTRA & MYTHOLOGY WITH REBEKKA WALKER

  • Mudras to support asana and meditation
  • Intro to yoga mythology
  • Mythology of poses
  • Mantra

MARCH 4-6, 2016

MODULE 5 AYURVEDA & CLEAN LIVING, WITH GUEST TEACHER NATALIE ROUSSEAU

  • Dinacharya, daily sequence for health and vitality
  • Ayurveda, Gunas, Doshas, and the 5 great elements
  • Prana, Tejas, Ojas
  • Nutrition

APRIL 1-3, 2016

MODULE 6 INTEGRATION,WHOLENESS AND CONTINUITY, WITH GUEST TEACHERS SASKIA TAIT & SHAHAR RABI

  • Adapting your sadhana, sustainable self care
  • Shadow work for yogis
  • Practices for transforming obstacle into opportunities
  • Yoga of relationship

TUITION

$1650, before September 15th. $1800 afterwards.

Payment plan available. We're pleased to offer a payment plan of $320/month, for 6 months. The first payment is due upon registration. The following payments will be due on the first of the month, from November 1rst through March 1st. Please note that the payment plan is only available for the full rate of $1800, and is not applicable to the early bird rate. 

Please email us to set up a payment plan.