This Yoga Teacher Training has evolved into a yoga festival ! Being part of the Yellowknife yoga community is such a privilege and I’m so grateful for the contributions from these passionate guest teachers.
Enthusiastic students and current teachers are invited to sign up for any of the following guest workshops
*all workshops are from 130-430pm
Thursday June 13
Norma Heslep: Mental Health and the Practice of Yoga
Norma French-Heslep is an intuitive and compassionate teacher who understands the power of yoga for managing mental health. Walk into this workshop and hear a personal narrative about where yoga fits with mental health. Walk out of this workshop armed with insight about your own relationship with mental health and yoga.
Monday June 17
Danielle McPhail: Yoga, Movement and Emotional Healing
Danielle McPhail is a mental health and addictions counsellor and is also a nurturing teacher of yoga and pilates. She presents yoga as therapy through movement. Her therapeutic classes emphasize self-observation to promote healing. Expect to finish this workshop with a feeling of mastery of your movement and of your emotions.
Tuesday June 18
Jennifer Skelton: Restorative Yoga and Integrated Movement
Jennifer Skelton is a yoga therapist with a passion for integrating movement science research into practice. Her considerable knowledge of anatomy and movement will guide you towards ease and comfort in your own body. Her workshop will include a fully-supported restorative yoga class. You’ll finish this session informed about your body’s movement and simultaneously relaxed and confident in your own skin.
Tuesday July 2
Linda Kalbun: Yoga Nidra and Yoga for Trauma
Linda Kalbun will describe the basics of offering trauma sensitive yoga. A trauma-informed approach, in addition to the use of props and adaptations, is also useful for students with physical limitations. Relevant to trauma-informed yoga is the healing power of yoga nidra. The session will conclude with a soothing yoga nidra session.
Wednesday July 3
Melissa Chung: Diversity in the Yoga Studio: adaptive teaching strategies
Melissa Chung is a highly experienced yoga teacher and is also certified in several fitness modalities. She is able to seamlessly adapt her teaching for advanced yoga students and complete beginners and everyone in between. Teaching to a diverse group of students requires honed power of observation. After this workshop, you’ll have an arsenal of strategies for teaching to different abilities.
Tuesday July 9
Tyler Rentmeister: Sivananda and the Modern Yogi
Tyler Rentmeister is a lifelong learner and yoga enthusiast. He is adaptive and skilled at incorporating many different styles of yoga into his teachings. He completed 200 hours of Sivananda teacher training, and will be discussing the contribution of sivananda to yoga’s lineage.
Wednesday July 10
Johanna Tiemessen: Nia Technique
Johanna Tiemessen is a teacher and practitioner of the Nia Technique. She believes in connecting to the self through movement and meditation. Her charismatic teachings of the Nia Technique leave students feeling powerful, invigorated and happy. Count on a vivid introduction to Nia in this workshop. If you’re already familiar with Nia Technique, you know you’ll blissfully lose yourself in the practice.
Thursday July 11
Bronwyn Rorke: Meditation and Mantra
Bronwyn Rorke is an inspiring teacher who can teach vigorous power classes or contemplative meditation classes with equal aplomb. She has spent a lot of time examining buddhist teachings and will be leading a workshop on meditation and mantra. Expect a captivating and transformative perspective on meditation.
Friday July 12
Brittany Heriott: Acroyoga and the Power of Community
Brittany Heriot is a beautiful practitioner and teacher of yoga who understands the value of community. The practice of acro is beautiful because it’s very obviously about a connection with another person. Yoga constantly emphasizes that we are all connected in this world – acroyoga actually embodies that concept! Learn some basic acro techniques, discuss the power of compassion in our community and then start flying.
Register for guest workshops by etransfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
$60/workshop + tax
10% discount if you register for more than one
Questions? Get in touch!