Tuesday, June 17, 2014

500 YTT level Asana Clinic

So it looks like the Asana Clinic running in July will be at the 500 hour YTT level. What that means is that if you've already done your teacher training someplace, you are eligible to join us. It also means we have changed the course hours to be from 9 - 3 as we are teaching a 30 hour course. It costs $480.

Please join us from 9 - 3 Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11.

If you have a special group in mind that you've either come across in your teaching or you are personally interested in learning more about, this is the session where will go into some detail about those different modifications and special circumstances surrounding those groups. Examples are: people recovering from cancer; elderly people; pregnant women; teens; you name it. Let us know in advance what you'd like to focus on and we'll see if we can manage to fit it in the training.

If you are still at the 200 YTT level and are really eager to join us, please contact us and we will have a conversation about where we can put you :)

Each day we will be taking a look at common yoga postures and turning them around, customizing them, and finding a way to draw the benefits of the poses while accommodating different circumstances.

At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of the groups you've selected as well as groups the other members of the course have selected. This will inform your teaching at a general level, but will also allow you to expand confidently into specialized groups.

Monday, April 7, 2014

JULY Posture Clinics!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the yoga poses you're doing in class, but there's just not enough time to learn about them in the 60 or 90-minute session?

Then this is the workshop series for you!

During the week we will go through a variety of common yoga poses - their alignment details - modifications that your particular body might need at different times - benefits of the poses - and when to not do the pose. In addition, we'll take a closer look at the anatomy of the body and how it relates to moving in yoga poses.

This course is so thorough that it forms the basis of the 200-hour yoga teacher training program. If you would like to continue on becoming a yoga teacher, you are welcome to work through the rest of the curriculum, however, if all you wanted was to deepen your own personal practice, then you could stop right there.
figuring out the spine

We will be meeting for one week in July! Bring a friend! Make a yoga buddy! Classes will be small and give you a chance to ask lots of questions without a lot of pressure.

There are more details about this course on the Posture Clinics Tab- look up…..Check it out!

Monday, July 7-Friday, July 11
Downtown Ottawa
Reserve your spot ASAP! and we'll send you the deets~

Principle teachers will be Jamine Ackert, Kat Mills. Experienced guest teachers will also be part of the course.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Makata Living Yoga Slide Show

This is a slideshow of the past year at Makata Living Yoga. Maybe we will see you in next year's review!

We held courses at the Makata Living living room, Metta Massage and Yoga Clinic, Rama Lotus, and the Yoga Garden in the past year.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Come Celebrate Spring with us!

Mark the dates and do come by!

Friday, March 21, 2014 from 7pm-9pm in the MaKata Livingroom

You are cordially invited to join us for this year's Special Spring Event- a gathering, open house, both to celebrate Spring and to share with you information about the Living Yoga program and courses for this upcoming year. Here's what's on the table:

Come by at 7:00pm for a short meet and greet and Info session. We'll be sharing successes in last year and what's coming up with the courses, for anyone interested in our trainings.

Evening highlight: Join us with guest teacher, Mage, as he shares with us a special presentation on the esoteric symbolism of the Spring Equinox. We'll explore natural law and the cycle of renewal as expressed universally across ancient cultures. There's more to it than this, and we'll wrap up the evening with a specific activity to honour the season and tap into that energy of renewal!

Please confirm your participation by email~ Kat or Jamine so we know how many to expect! Thanks and looking forward to seeing you. 
                                                                                                                                           image: https://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Deepen your Practice Weekend Intensive

This three-day course is part of the seven-day Be The Teacher (500hr) Intensive in the Living Yoga Program. It also stands alone as a module open to any yoga teacher interested in expanding the practice and further developing leadership qualities. All are welcome.

The sessions will be interactive, dynamic and reflective. Participants will be invited to explore their own  practice of the path of yoga as well as their role in sharing this ancient technology in modern context.

Some highlights of the weekend include exploring these topics:
  • Being a Leader
  • How to communicate effectively
  • How to facilitate sessions
  • Holding space for deeper work: retreats and workshop settings
  • Posture exploration
  • Meditation, mantras, mudras practice
And much, much more! Hope you can join us.

Downtown Ottawa
February 21-23rd
8:00am- 4:30pm
$ 389.00 (+hst)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Exploring Ancient Texts

Explore some of the eternal messages of the ancient Indian texts, their significance in their times and how the same messages continue to be applicable in todays modern life.

Providing context through some of the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads and Purunas, most of our exploration will be on the main messages offered through the teachings imbedded in the Bhagavad Gita. We'll look at timeless guidelines around how to walk in this world with alignment- mentally, physically and in full, inspired self.

This six-week course is open to all with an interest in learning about yogic philosophy. The evenings run as other Living Yoga programs do with Jamine and Kat; some facilitated, interactive discussion, optional reflective work (homework) and of course, fun. The ancient teachings become accessible and relevant to now. All this happens in the cozy, informal space we've been calling the Makata Livingroom, near Carleton U.  Interested? Come join us 

 Tuesday evenings, January 21- February 28, from 7pm-9pm

Course registration closes THIS FRIDAY- so if you are interested, please reserve your spot by Friday, January 17th. Details on the right hand side of the blog! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mentorship Program Continuing

If you're a yoga teacher and you'd like to connect with other yoga teachers and talk about what comes up as we get into the reality of being yoga teachers, please consider joining us for the Mentorship Program. In addition to just talking, each session has a different focus, addressing different aspects of being a yoga teacher including, marketing, assisting, balancing life with being self-employed and topics that are of special interest to yoga teachers.

The main part of the program consists of 5 2-hour sessions, once per month as a group, 5 half-hour phone calls with a mentor (me or Kat), and an on-site visit to one of your yoga classes for feedback and support. In addition, you can attend the ongoing monthly meetings that are happening the other 7 months.

Our last main group wrapped up in September and we've moved on to the guest speaker sessions. The next one coming up is back by request. Ian Fraser, a yoga teacher for over 20 years, will join us to answer your questions about leading the bandhas and other advanced practices to your students. Come and join us on Tuesday, November 19 from 2:30-4:30 in Old Ottawa South.

If you would just like to drop in and join us in this small group, the cost is $50. If you're enrolled in the Mentorship module (or would like to be in the next main session), the cost of the workshop is $25.

December's workshop will have Catriona Leger visit with us. Catriona is a long-time yoga practitioner and a current professor of Theatre at the University of Ottawa. Her experience of telling stories with movement will be tapped at our workshop.

Our next main Mentorship Module will begin again on January 21 when Kat's back from teaching yoga in India.

For more information, please get in touch with me or Kat.