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COMMUNITY

ASANA IN THE COMMUNITY

ALL OUR TEACHERS AND COLLABORATORS VIEW YOGA AS MEANS OF EMPOWERMENT AND GREATER OPENESS TOWARD OTHERS.

IT IS THEREFORE WITH GRATITUDE THAT ASANA BRINGS THE BENEFITS OF THIS PRACTICE TO THE MARGINIALIZED YOUTH AND STIGMATIZED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.


Beyond its obvious physical benefits, yoga can inspire many personal qualities and become a means to promote human values. Asana is therefore open to community organizations and to making the practice available to everyone in the community.

In a relaxed atmosphere, our clients are exposed to simple exercises that foster self-realization and nurture self-worth.

HERE ARE SOME BENEFITS OF A YOGA PRACTICE:
• Better self-esteem
• A healthier lifestyle and learning to care for the body
• Autonomy and pushing physical limits
• Respect for self and others
• Learning collaboration through partner and group exercises

 

OUR CLIENTS
Intégration jeunesse du Québec

« Dans le cadre d’un projet de réinsertion sociale, nous avons initié un groupe de jeunes marginalisés aux cours de yoga offerts par Asana. En plus de la qualité hors pair de l’enseignement, nous avons été agréablement surpris par la facilité des instructeurs à adapter leur approche pour rejoindre cette clientèle et créer des liens de confiance. Les jeunes ont adoré l’expérience. De plus, nous avons constaté de beaux progrès sur les plans physique et émotif chez ces jeunes. C’est définitivement à recommander ! »
MARK GRIFFITHS, Supervisor, Employment Assistance and Training Services

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FROM OUR BLOG

ADVANCED TRAINING |
Carrie Owerko – Senior Iyengar Teacher, New York

 DYNAMIC ALIGNMENT 

EXPLORING BOUNDLESSNESS
IN ASANA AND BEYOND
ADVANCED 5-DAY WORKSHOPS
3 to 6 of August 2017

with Carrie Owerko
Senior Iyengar Teacher, New York

 

DyNAMIC Alignment
What do we mean when we use the term alignment? How are we distinguishing between posture and alignment? And how does our yoga practice inform our everyday movement, alignment, posture, and perspective?

Our yoga practice can serve our capacity to live a more fully embodied life. And by cultivating a dynamic sense of alignment we can increase not only our awareness but our ability to respond or do things in a variety of ways. Because life is unpredictable and dynamic, we need to be able to respond to life’s ever changing circumstances in multiple ways, depending upon what we encounter. Through an exploration of dynamic alignment we are better able to respond to life’s many joys and difficulties with a stable, yet fluid, grace.

In this workshop we will look at alignment as a process of exploring how things work rather than getting too caught up in how they look (that is, function over mere appearance). In this way alignment is an expressive and optimal functionality that is sustainable over time. Come and play with the process of dynamic alignment.

Come play with the dynamic of alignment process

asawackwxlboewnyepx9_fcxfafqxeest-sqz2ruazkCarrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with her teacher, Patricia Walden.

Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, performed at NYC’s City Center during BKS Iyengar’s Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005.

Before studying yoga, Carrie worked as a Movement Analyst after having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. She studied theatre and dance in college and has spent years exploring human movement, meaning and communication.

Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.


DYNAMIC ALIGNMENT

EXPLORING BOUNDLESSNESS
IN ASANA AND BEYOND

 ADVANCED 5-DAY WORKSHOP 
3 to 6 of August 2017

SCHEDULE
Thursday form 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (playful practice with chair)
Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (playful practice with chair)
Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm

LOCATION
Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine St West, Studio 118

COST
Full workshop (18 hours) : 378$ +tx before juin 1st  |  423$ +tx afterward
Thursday and Friday afternoon (6 hours) : 132$ +tx before juin 1st | 150$ +tx afterward
Weekend (12 hours) : 264$ +tx before juin 1st | 300$ +tx afterward

 

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ChiRunning et Yoga

Harmonizez les principes du yoga et de la course

Samedi 29 avril 2017
de 9 h à 12 h et de 13 h 30 à 16 h 30
avec Eric Collard et Julien Gagnon

 

Prônant l’interaction, cet atelier en deux parties explorera comment harmoniser les principes du yoga et de la course pour ajouter au plaisir tout en améliorant les performances et en réduisant les blessures.

Nous y approfondirons les notions suivantes :

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  • Cadence
  • Relaxation

La première partie, de 9 h à 12 h, propose une introduction aux fondements du ChiRunning ainsi qu’une course multi niveaux sur les quais du vieux port avec Éric Collard.

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La deuxième partie, de 13 h 30 à 16 h 30, explorera comment le yoga peut contribuer à votre entraînment de course à pied. Nous vous proposerons des exercices de mobilité, de posture et de respiration afin de bien vous préparer à votre course ainsi que des exercices d’étirements et de régénérations afin de vous aider à mieux récupérer!


Lieu : Ashtanga Yoga Montreal (Place-des-Arts)
372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, suite # 118
Montreal Quebec H3B 1A2

 

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