weekend round-up: yoga-a-go-go!

Do enough yoga & you'll feel like dancing like this all the time!

I dare to you to say that one 20 times in a row: “Yoga-a-go-go! Yoga-a-go-go!” It’s a tongue twister and a half! Tongue-twistasana…

So it must have something to do with the approaching holiday season and its accompanying stresses, but there are a whole whack of yoga events happening this weekend in Montréal and it just seemed wrong to not mention them. Here they are…

Embrace your inner Arjuna! This workshop gets the prize for best title: From Worrier to Warrior. Pretty catchy, eh? Learn how to battle the forces of fear and conquer insecurity and self-doubt with Su Halle, a certified yoga teacher, coach and neurolinguistic programming practitioner.

November 28, 2 – 4pm. Happy Tree Yoga Studio, 4010 Ste. Catherine St. West, Suite 200 (514.846.YOGA).

Learn to meditate! Discover how to develop a meditation practice and bring it into your daily life with the guidance of Sonia Osorio. Through lecture, body awareness exercises, and approaches based in Tibetan Buddhism, explore meditation as a sitting, walking and awakening practice.

November 29, 9am – 12pm. Naada Yoga Montreal, 5540 Casgrain Ave (514-510-3470 to register).

Open “below the water line”! Show some love towards your hips, hamstrings, calves and feet in a uplifting, ecstasy-inducing workshop with Canada’s 8th certified Anusara teacher, Tracey Peever.

November 29, 2 – 5pm. rad’a, 841 Gilford.

Pursue happy hips! Montréal is just one stop on Eoin Finn‘s Pursuit of Happy Hips tour (another contender for the best titled workshop this weekend). He’s bringing his blissed out West Coast style to la belle ville for back-to-back am/pm workshops.

November 29, 9am – 12pm and 2 – 5pm. Centre Luna Yoga, 231 St Paul West, Suite 200.

  1. sis, when I get back from Africa you need to get me up there for a workshop! 🙂

  2. wish i could be there for these amazing workshops in montreal- so far i’ve got Sphincter Yoga Israeli style under my belt here in Jerusalem, and am on the lookout for some more yoga that i recognize as, well, yoga…

    but i actually KNOW that there is amazing yoga and meditation here.

    i’ve met with Orit Sen-Gupta, one of the founders of Vijnana Yoga, who is one of Israel’s pioneers in yoga and a teacher of teachers. many of the more “serious” studios (as in the yoga is from a lineage, not mish mash hybridization) teach mostly in Hebrew which i will venture into now that i am more settled, but still illiterate! next week i will be going to Yoga For Peace,with a friend from here who swears by the teacher….http://www.yogashalom.com/index-e.htm

    coming in up january there is a meditation retreat & conference for psychologists, scientists and mental health professionals. it is the first conference and retreat of its kind exploring the intersection of the mind, neurosciences, and contemplative practice.

    the faculty includes Vipassana teachers Simi Levi, Steven Fulder and Zen teacher Yaakov Raz, and assisting teacher Boaz Amichai, and Dr. Richard Davidson, PhD, from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    the FULL retreat timetable can be found on http://www.idc.ac.il/mindfulness/

    i’ll keep you posted, shalom shalom!

  3. Linda: Yes! Would love to host a workshop with you.

    Vanessa: Sphincter Yoga “under your belt,” lol! Thanks for the Israel update… let’s coordinate a guest blog post soon!

  4. “From worrier to warrior”–that is catchy indeed.

    We had a debate on Namaste Book Club ( http://namastebookclub.ning.com/ ) Sunday about the use of the “warrior” metaphor one’s spiritual life. The book was Pema Chodron’s “The Wisdom of No Escape”.

    The “warrior” is not an appropriate metaphor for what I personally get from Yoga. I’m looking for the opposite of being a warrior. I’m looking for a liberation from inner struggle, not an embracing of struggle as the main symbol for my inner spiritual life.

    I even argued that the “warrior” metaphor is quite inconsistent with much of Pema’s other writing in this same book.

    Interesting discussion, because I know many other people love this metaphor.

    Where did you get the picture?

    Bob Weisenberg