Pillars and our relationship to gravity
Saturday September 28, 2pm to 4pm @ Mile End
Come meet Therasanas and explore the concept of pillars, our anchors and their relationship to gravity. This workshop is open to all kinds of geeks, both yoga teachers and curious students, who want to better understand the yogic movement and acquire tools to develop a body intelligence and a better proprioception of the body.
In this mini biomechanical lab, we will develop a better understanding of what a good pillar is and how to work effectively on it through safe progressions for greater stability as well as smoother transitions.
The straight line with Will Charbonneau
Saturday October 12, 2pm to 4pm @ Mile End
Looking for the straight line?
Here is a workshop guided by Will Charbonneau to discuss and dissect the stability of the shoulder, the integration of the core and the pelvis and the mobility of the wrists.
Through exercises of strength and flexibility drills, we will surpass our limitations and flip our world upside down!
Yoga Detour in Montreal!
October 26 and 27 in Mile End!
Join Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour for the renowned Detour Method Immersion weekend. This training is known for bringing contemporary perspectives in movement research to the world of yoga asana, introducing instructors and serious students to a practice environment that is explorative and non-dogmatic. This opportunity could forever change the way you practice and teach, exposing the bridge between the yoga you already know and the broader world of movement that has so much to offer.
During this deep dive into the Detour method, we’ll explore:
~What it means to have a spine that’s both strong and mobile
~How to build strong glutes and hamstrings without compromising your range of motion
~The work required to keep the wrists and shoulders pain-free in arm balances and inversions
~How to turn the floor into a space for play, research and experimentation
Cecily will demonstrate how to bring this information into a led class setting, creating an informed full-body experience balanced with humour, question-asking and honest dialogue.
Members* : 75$
Regular : 85$
For the week-end immersion (4 workshops)
Members* : 275$
Regular : 300$
*For the studio’s members, please contact the studio to register!
CLICK HERE TO ENROLL FOR A WORKSHOP OR THE WHOLE WEEK-END!
Your Spine is Your Core
Saturday October 26, 10am to 1pm
In this workshop, you’ll learn what it means to have a spine that is both mobile and strong. This class provides the crucial foundation for everything else in the Yoga Detour™ approach.
In this workshop you can expect:
• To explore the blind spots we all have in our spine using various forms of tactile feedback
• To learn different methods for accessing spinal mobility that can be used in group classes as well as private sessions
• To understand the importance of proximal stability and how to introduce this concept to students at all levels
• To harness the power of neutral alignment without compromising your spine’s ability to move and remain responsive
This workshop will give you the building blocks to create balance in your entire body. When the spine and core move optimally, your entire movement practice will benefit.
Strong Feet – Strong Hamstrings – Strong Glutes: An Integrated Approach to Standing Postures
Saturday October 26, 2pm to 5pm
In this workshop, we will use the Yoga Detour™ method of joint isolation, muscle activation, and integration through progressive loading to build a strong, mobile lower body.
In this workshop you can expect:
• To learn how to bring strength and mobility to your feet and those of your students – even if all they’ve known until now are high heels or orthotics
• To understand the importance of loading your hamstrings through full range of motion to make them strong, without compromising your range of motion
• To learn how to mitigate “yoga-butt” – aka proximal hamstring tendinopathy
• To explore the link between mobile ankles, stable knees and mobile hips when it comes to practicing sustainable standing postures
This is the most population workshop in our series and never fails to bring the heat – literally. Expect to walk out feeling the muscles in your lower body in a whole new way – one that is strong, grounded and stable.
Upper Body Explorations: Arm Balances, Backbends and Inversions
Sunday October 27, 10am to 1pm
In this workshop, we will use the Yoga Detour™ method of joint isolation, muscle activation, and integration through progressive loading to build a strong, mobile upper body.
In this workshop you can expect:
• To learn how to keep wrists pain-free, strong and mobile so they can support you in arm balances
• To train straight-arm strength so that your shoulders and wrists support your elbows, even when they’re locked out/hyperextended
• To explore the basics of scapular stability, creating a strong foundation for overhead weight-bearing
• To understand the link between core stability and the shoulder mobility required in inverted postures like wheel and handstand
This approach to practice will teach you to see arm balances and inversions as expressions of movement, made up of multiple components. When we isolate these components before integrating them into more complex postures, even the most challenging positions will become accessible to all.
Putting It All Together
Sunday October 27, 2pm to 5pm
While the other sessions this weekend provide the pieces of a BIG puzzle, this culminating class puts them together in an accessible, inspiring way.
In this workshop you can expect:
• A led class with Cecily, where she’ll demonstrate what it looks like to put the Yoga Detour™ method into practice
• The opportunity to explore your favourite postures through the lens of “Isolate – Activate – Integrate”
• An in-depth dialogue on sequencing, functional movement and how to navigate the bridge between conventional and contemporary postural yoga
We’ll merge spinal movement and shoulder mobility with lower body strength and explorative approaches to the asana practice. This workshop will leave you excited to bring new material into your practice and teaching. We encourage you to attend at least one of the previous workshops if this one is of interest to you.à
SAUVAGE with Chloé Robertson and Vanessa DL
Saturday November 23, 2pm to 6pm @ Mile End
Who were you before the world dictated who you are supposed to be?
Guided by Chloe Robertson & Vanessa DL, a transformative workshop to bring together anyone who identifies as a Woman. An inner and collective journey that aims to find our essence: our magic. Dare the truth and animate the archetype of the Wild Woman. Create a safe space to catalyze the power of the group to coexist in our strength: our power.
See yourself. See others. Listen and share to build lasting relationships in our community.
Essence Dance | Brighten Vitality
Slow Flow & Yin | Mystic anchorage
Oracle & Scripture | Awaken Intuition
Circle of Women | Listening and Sharing
Worskhop in French.
November 23, 2pm to 6pm @ Mile End
Formation Biomécanique (75h)
With Patricia Letendre and Jean-Paul Raphaël
3 modules in March, April and May 2020!
Learn to link the science of the human body to yogic movement! This training is based on three modules of 25 hours, a total of 75 hours, aims to equip yoga teachers, various movement coaches (pilates, dance, training, etc.) and manual therapists.
The teachers, Patricia Saraswati Letendre, yoga teacher, and Jean-Paul Raphaël, certified sports therapist, quickly discovered a common passion for the structure and function of the human body. After many exchanges, they join forces to provide training on the functional aspect of the movement in the practice of asanas and pranayama.
Module 1: 12, 13, 14 and 15 march 2020
Module 2: 23, 24, 25 and 26 april 2020
Module 3: 7, 8, 9 and 10 may 2020
*** Module 1 is mandatory for modules 2 et 3***
Thursday 10am to 4pm (1h break)
Friday 9am to 4pm (1h break)
Saturday 12pm to 6:30
Sunday 8:30 to 5pm (1h break)
Studio de Griffintown
Per module until December 1st 2019
Members* : 480$ (regular at 540$)
Regular : 540$ (regular at 600$)
Complete training (3 modules) until December 1st 2019
Members* : 1200$ (regular at 1350$)
Regular : 1350$ (regular at 1500$)
*For the studio’s members, please contact us for your registration!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
MODULE 1 : Spine and breathing (25h)
March 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2020
The first module, prerequisite for modules 2 and 3 focuses on our axis, our center. Here we lay the foundations of Therasanas’ teachings, a solid foundation on which we will build a better understanding of human movement. We will deepen knowledge about the spine as well as its connection to breathing and its importance in movement and posture. We will also develop several teaching tools to better mobilize and stabilize the trunk.
We will explore: introduction to biomechanics, physiological concepts, movement pillars, orthopedic exercises, breathing anatomy, functional pranayamas, breathing & musculoskeletal system.
MODULE 2 : Lower end of the body (25h)
April 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2020
Module 2 focuses on the lower end: our legs, our roots, our anchorage. We will develop our connection with the soil and how to work better with it. We will explore ways to teach a solid pillar that progresses with practice.
We will be exploring biomechanical concepts, lower pillar, orthopedic exercises, body types, local neurology, gravity relation, 1 leg stabilization.
MODULE 3 : Upper end of the body (25h)
May 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2020
Module 3 focuses on the upper end: our arms, our wings, our other roots. We will deepen our connection with the ground using this other pillar, but also we will explore our members in space and the connection of these with our trunk. We will keep a teaching vision of good motor patterns that will grow with the practice of each.
We will explore: Introduction to the scapular girdle, lower pillar, orthopedic exercises, body types, local neurology, inversions.
It was in 2001 as part of a professional training in classical ballet at the Montreal Conservatory of Dance, that Patricia Letendre discovered yoga. In 2009, she began teaching Hatha Yoga at the Satyam School of Hatha Yoga with Swami Premananda Saraswati (Hervé Blondon). She has been teaching yoga since 2010, has over 1000 hours of training and over 15 years of personal practice. She has also been trained in Swedish massage (435 h) since 2005 and in Thai yoga massage (level 1 to 4/355 h) since 2014. She has attended a large number of continuing education: yoga and helping relationship, awakening chakras and scoliosis yoga with Hervé Blondon; anatomy and posture, pranayama and yoga and depression with François Raoult.
Thanks to her passion for the human body and her therapeutic knowledge of the body, Patricia transmits in her classes the awareness, the control of movement and breathing that allow to better understand the concrete effects of yoga on global health. She has taught different styles of yoga, Hatha Yoga, Hatha Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga and Restorative. For almost 5 years, she has focused her teaching in the Vinyasa area as well as teaching. Patricia is invited to various studios in the city of Montreal to give anatomy training to future yoga teachers. Since 2018 she has also been part of the trainer cohort at Wanderlust Yoga Studio to teach in their 200-hour faculty training.
Jean-Paul Raphaël graduated from the Athletic Therapy BAC at Concordia in 2009. Since then, he has continued to train following musculoskeletal training in osteopathy such as muscular energy techniques and myofascial release. He also maintained high performance expertise through training in injury prevention and high performance rehabilitation. It uses an approach that promotes the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. He uses his 10-year high performance experience to help anyone who wants to heal quickly and safely.
During his career, he has treated as many people wishing to find more function in their daily lives than professionals and international sports. In particular, he worked with Cirque du Soleil artists for 3 years and several Olympians training in Quebec for 5 years. Through these jobs and by himself, Jean-Paul satisfies his deep curiosity to explore the world.