Workshops and Events

Kushala offers yoga and wellness workshops, and community events lead by our own instructors and special guests. Stay up to date with our latest events by subscribing to our newsletter.

Advantage Program members receive 10% off the price of workshops.

Starts Tuesday February 5th

Sound Healing and Chakra Meditation Progressive

With Shelly Cassivi

Join Shelly for a 5 week progressive series exploring sound healing and guided meditation as a means to relax and de-stress the body, balance the chakras, increase energy flow and facilitate deep healing.

Starts Sunday February 17th

Yoga for Beginners

With Alissa Martin

If you want to try yoga but are not sure how to begin, or deepen your understanding of the foundations of yoga, this course will teach you the basics of an informed and healthy yoga program.

Saturday February 23rd

Sacred Gut Healing – The Gut Brain Connection

With Heather Woodruff

When it comes to digestive healing the gut brain connection MATTERS and is essential for healing. We start the workshop with a 30 min talk on the incredible bond between our tummies and our mind followed by a restorative yoga class.

Sunday February 24th

Restorative Yoga Workshop

With Shelly Cassivi and Heather Dawson

Take an afternoon to melt away stress and tension. This workshop moves you through deep nurturing and fully supported poses, releasing stress from the body and mind, by doing this you will restore your natural energy.

Starts Friday March 1st

Posture Play

With Chris Dunphy and Karen Andersen

Join Chris and Karen for two weeks of informative and experiential workshops. Examine the biomechanics, experiential elements, and philosophical underpinning of asana.

Friday March 1st

Skillful Alignment of Standing Postures

With Karen Andersen and Chris Dunphy

The benefits of a regular and mindful posture practice are numerous and widely accepted by both Eastern and Western health sciences. What is often beneficial and safe for one practitioner may not be suitable for another. This course will help you cultivate a standing posture practice that supports your unique physical alignment needs, with confidence.

Saturday March 2nd

Hip Anatomy and Hip Openers

With Chris Dunphy

In this workshop we will explore the anatomy and function of the hip joint and apply it intelligently to our posture practice, specifically to a grouping of poses more commonly known as “hip openers”. We will also offer guidance in modifying and using props where appropriate.

Sunday March 3rd

Hands Down! Arm Balances

With Chris Dunphy and Karen Andersen

Arm balances can be scary postures to think about let alone do. In this workshop we will take the intimidation factor out by exploring the preparatory poses leading to the “final” postures. We will work systematically from the ground up, practicing and discussing the important foundational elements of arm balancing and give you a blueprint for success in poses of this type.

Wednesday March 6th

Movement, Mantra and Meditation

With Karen Andersen

In addition to a warming and mobilizing series of postures, this class will incorporate the diverse and subtle practices of yoga including pranayama, meditation and mantra. Energize your body, develop self-awareness, settle your mind and fill your heart through a blended practice of traditional and contemporary yoga exercises.

Friday March 8th

Unwreck Your Neck

With Heather Dawson

Do you suffer from a stiff neck and upper back? In this workshop, you will learn to care for your neck and upper back by building a repertoire of strengthening and stretching exercises. We will also use massage balls to release deep-held tension. Hold you head up high! Reduce the risk of injury, and improve your range of motion.

Saturday March 9th

Science of Asana: Embodied Awakening

With Karen Andersen and Chris Dunphy

Join us in a informative and practical workshop that examines the question: Why asana? Beyond the obvious benefits of strength and flexibility, what is it about asana that encourages self-transformation? In examining the historical, philosophical, psychological, energetic, traditional and contemporary perspectives on asana, we will awaken our practice in powerful and subtle ways.

Sunday March 10th

Chakra 101 – Higher Chakras

With Shelly Cassivi

In these powerful workshops we will explore the Chakra System and Energy Body. In the second workshop we will concentrate on the higher chakras – expression of love, compassion, communication, intuition (+ more).

Tuesday March 12th

Bottoms Up! Inversions: Shoulderstand and Headstand

With Karen Andersen and Chris Dunphy

Headstand and shoulderstand have amazing benefits when practiced safely and consistently. Learn supported variations in addition to using your props effectively to take pressure off the neck. We will be supporting the physical practice of the postures with anatomical study and prana theory.

Wednesday March 13th

Free Your Fascia

With Chris Dunphy

In this workshop we will explore the relatively new science behind of the role of fascia in our bodies functional (and sometimes dysfunctional) patterns. Deepen your understanding of fascia and apply it for a more refined and beneficial posture practice.

Friday March 15th

Friday Night Dance Party!

With Nicole Roy

In this fun-filled one-hour class, participants will be led through a cardiovascular workout inspired by various dance styles and music from across the globe. Be prepared to sweat!

Starts Tuesday April 2nd

Vedic Breathing Course

With Shae Savage

Join Shae Savage to learn how to connect to your body, reset your nervous system and expand beyond physical form with sacred breath work. This series gives you a personal experience of yourself, highlights spaces you’re holding tension and tangible tools to release and heal on a cellular level.

Starts Wednesday April 3rd

Yoga for Beginners

With Chris Dunphy

If you want to try yoga but are not sure how to begin, or deepen your understanding of the foundations of yoga, this course will teach you the basics of an informed and healthy yoga program.

Starts Sunday April 7th

Ayurveda 101

With Christine McLellan

Join Christine in an introductory 5-week course to learn the benefits and the tools of Ayurveda, the traditional life science system of India. Ayurveda is a methodology of healthy and holistic life practices, that work in tandem with yoga. Through this course, you will develop a greater understanding of yourself from an Ayurvedic perspective, and learn simple daily tools to help care for your body, mind and spirit.

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