Yoga Workshops

Workshops give you the opportunity to study, practice and refine a specific aspect of Yoga, with direct instruction from an experienced teacher. Kushala offers regular workshops from visiting and regular instructors on topics including yoga postures, breathing and meditation, lifestyle, ethics and philosophy.

Workshops are an excellent way to compliment and inspire your regular practice, and bring new skills and insights onto your yoga mat, and into your daily life.

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Hike and Yoga at Buntzen Lake with Shannon Brundrett


Give yourself the gift of connection – to nature, others and yourself. Join Shannon on a guided hike and outdoor yoga class every month at one of our local parks. This month’s hike and yoga is at Buntzen Lake. Enjoy the elements as we hike around the lake loop, spend time in meditation, connect with each other and finish with a grounding outdoor yoga class.

Registration Details

Sunday April 29th, 2018
9am – 1pm
$39 + tax

About Shannon Brundrett

Shannon is a student of life. As a lover of nature, you can find her in the forest on one of our many local trails, on the lake paddling, or on a mountain. When not outdoors, you can find her on her yoga mat. Her life has taken her on many journeys, including a deeper connection to her true self. As student of life and yoga, she attends various workshops and commits to a daily practice to continue to deepen her understanding and awareness on this ever-changing journey called life.

Cacao Ceremony with Chase Trellert and Clare Nolan


Cacoa has been used as a ritual medicine by indigenous peoples of North America for thousands of years. Drinking raw cacao aids in transformational healing, it helps to free positive energy, and develop feelings of love and connection.

We will open the evening with a warm cup of cacao. Then through song, mantra, intention-setting, and a sound bath, we will integrate the healing energy cultivated.

Registration Details

Saturday May 5th, 2018
7pm – 10pm
$45 + tax

About Chase Trellert

Chase Trellert from Medicine of Sound uses gongs, crystal bowls, the didgeridoo and chimes to guide people through their internal landscapes. Most participants experience profound sensations during his workshops and leave feeling lighter and clearer afterwards.

Partner Yoga Workshop with Chris and Karen


Join Chris and Karen for Partner Yoga – a playful way to experience the benefits of yoga and deepen the shared connection to a friend, family member or loved one. In this workshop we will practice partner assisted postures and stretches, using traction, leverage, resistance (read more) and balance support to cultivate a deeper experience of your body. Through step-by-step guidance, props, and multi-level variations, this workshop is suitable for you and your partner even if you are new to the practice.

Registration Information

Saturday May 12th, 2018
11am – 12:30pm
$40 + tax for 2 people
Free for Advantage Members (and their partner)

More About Stretching

In this workshop we will be applying Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation techniques (PNF). PNF stretching has been proven to improve active and passive range of motion. It can be used to supplement daily, static stretching and has been shown to help athletes improve performance and make speedy gains in range of motion. Not only does it increase flexibility, but it can also improve muscular strength.

Mindful Parenting and Mindfulness Practices for Children Workshop with Maria Fabiano


Although parenting is a rewarding and nourishing experience it can also at times be stressful and emotionally challenging. This workshop will introduce parents to mindfulness based parenting and how to introduce mindfulness into the home. In this workshop parents will be introduced to mindfulness based parenting strategies to help improve their own ability to listen and communicate with their children along with tools to help children regulate their emotions. Parents will also learn how to teach mindfulness based practices to their children in fun interactive ways.

  • Gain an introduction to the practice of mindfulness and mindful parenting
  • Develop an awareness of the connection between emotions and stress.
  • Learn how mindfulness based skills can help regulate children’s emotions.
  • Learn how mindfulness skills can help bring awareness to our own patterns of reactivity as parent
  • Learn simple mindfulness based skills that can help parents improve their own ability to listen and communicate with their children
  • Learn how to introduce and teach mindfulness practices to children in a home environment.

Registration Info

Saturday June 9th, 2018
1pm – 4pm
$55 + tax

About Maria Fabiano, MC, RCC

Maria has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. She works in private practice with children, youth and adults struggling with depression, stress and anxiety. She is also a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga since 2003. Maria has practiced and studied Eastern based wisdom practices such as yoga, mediation and mindfulness for over 20 years and often integrates these wisdom based practices into her work with clients.. Maria has over 10 years of experience facilitating workshops that delve deeper into these teachings and that help individuals begin to integrate the wisdom of these teachings into their everyday lives.

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