Influences

In my quest to learn what yoga is all about and to find a balance in my own life I have attended a number of weekend workshops, week long intensives, and yoga conferences. I want to share them here so you can have a better understanding of some of my experiences.

IMG_1653Workshops Attended: 

Turning on the Light with Janet Lau at Pure Yoga
Mindfulness training with a focus on letting go of anger.

Breath to Wellness with Kapil at Pure Yoga
Breathing workshop – experience breath in your body

Alignment and Energy in Asana with Peter Scott
20 hour Iyengar intensive

End of Year 3 Day Intensive, 2010 with Patrick Creelman

Know Your Body, Know Your Pose with Janet Lau
Focus on bones, joints and ligaments and how all bodies are different.

Sahaj Samadi Meditation Course
9 hour mediation course through Art of Living

Hong Kong Yogathon, 2011.
4hours + with different local yoga teachers

Anusara Yoga Weekend Workshop with Desiree Raumbaugh

Morning TT intensive with Ross Rayburn

Lama Marut lecture

Therapy and Alignment Workshop with Kelly Haas
11 hour workshop and intensives
Anusara yoga therapy for upper and lower body

Born to Fly with Lawrence Pradhan at Pure Yoga
arm balancing, weekend workshop

Radical Backbends and Radical Shift with Lawrence Pradhan at Pure Yoga
backbends, weekend workshop

3 hour Teacher Training intensives with Patrick Creeman x2

10 Detox Yoga Detox Program with Michelle Ricaille at Pure Yoga
25 hour in class – lecture, yoga asana, pranayama and meditation

RTY200 hr Blissology Yoga Teacher Training with Eoin Finn, Sept 2013

Assisted Eoin Finn in Toronto and Barrie for his cross Canada Earth Body Yoga tour. Oct 2013

Alignment Workshop with Perri Van Rossem, Feb 28-Mar 1, 2014

Studied Classical Hatha yoga with Perri van Rossem at Living Yoga Studio’s in Kingston, Ontario Nov 2013

Toronto Yoga Conference – 30 hours of intensives/workshops with Martin Kirk (yoga therapy), Todd Norian (alignment), Jason Crandell (arm balances and teaching beginners), Bo Forbes (neuroscience and yoga)

Yin/Yang + Mindfulness Meditation with Sarah Powers at 889 Yoga, 9.5 hours

Toronto Yoga Conference –  26 hours of intensives/workshops: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Andrea Pelosos), Chair Yoga for Everyone (Tracey Eccleston), Yoga Therapy (Todd Norian), Pre and Post Natal teacher training (Monica Voss), Hip Opening Clinic and Sequencing (Todd Norian)

Meditation 101 – Online Conference with Ashley Turner – 1 hour video conferences on the topic of meditation:                            Success Through Stillness with Russell Simmons; Tuning Into Your Truth through Meditation with Seane Corn; Meditation and Miracles with Gabrielle Bernstein; Forgiveness Mediation with Tara Brach; The Power of Intentions with Mallika Chopra; Art of Attention with Elena Brower; The Buddha’s Brain with Rick Hanson; Acceptance & Meditation with Christine Hassler; Meditation for Addiction with Tommy Rosen; Open Eye Meditation with Ariel Spilsbury; Kabbalah + Meditation with Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf; Money Meditations with Kate Northrup; Let Go Meditation with Sharon Gannon; The 4 Elements, Astrology + Meditation with Debra Silverman; Quest for the True Self with Stephen Cope; Self Love Meditation with Jackie Dumaine; Shamata Meditation + Tonglen Meditation with Waylon Lewis; Meditation + The Life Visioning Process with Dr. Michael Beckwith

50.75hour intensive  with Susi Hatley, Kinesiology of Yoga and Yoga Therapy in Kingston.

20 hour intensive with Elena Brower in Toronto

 

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Bali Spirit Festival, 2010.
A four day conference of music, dance and yoga. Some of workshops I attended: Eoin Finn (Blissology), Insiya Rasiwala-Finn (Ayurveda) Daniel Ox (Qi Gong), Shiva Rae, Twee Merrigan, Cat Caberra, Daphne Tse, and Patrick Creelman (Anusara).

Evolution Asia Yoga Conference, 2011, 2012, 2013
A four day conference with international yoga teachers. Some of the workshops I attended: Martin Kirk, Patrick Creelman, David Life, Gahl Sasson, Carlo Pomeda, Jason Crandel, Swami Govindananda, Eoin Finn

Toronto Yoga Conference                                                                                                                                                                                                          2014: 30 hours of intensives/workshops with Martin Kirk (yoga therapy), Todd Norian (alignment), Jason Crandell (arm balances and teaching beginners), Bo Forbes (neuroscience and yoga)

2015:  26 hours of intensives/workshops: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Andrea Pelosos), Chair Yoga for Everyone (Tracey Eccleston), Yoga Therapy (Todd Norian), Pre and Post Natal teacher training (Monica Voss), Hip Opening Clinic and Sequencing (Todd Norian)

2016: 14 hours of intensives/workshops: Exploring the Shoulder Joint (Tiffany Cruikshank), iRest Yoga Nidra (Richard Miller), Aroma Yoga (Ashley Turner), Restorative Yoga (Todd Norian)

2017 and 2018: yoga conference

Year Long Yogi business program with Susi Hately

9 month Evolution program with Susi Hatley

3 + 6 month Evolution part 2 program with Susi Hately

Pain and Healing Conference with Susi Hately

Diastasis Recovery workshop with Susi Hately

Female Core and Pelvic Floor Conference with Susi Hately

Sounds True Trauma and Healing workshop

Migraine Summit

6 month yoga therapy with Matthew Romantini – personal practice and mentoring

Other Influences:

Travelled to Bali for the Bali Yoga Festival and attended classes at the Yoga Barn.
Yoga with Hari at Sharanagti Yoga Haus in Kerela India (Sivananda Yoga)
Yoga classes in Boracay.
Class with Elena Brower in NYC.
Practiced with 889 Yoga in Toronto.
Pure Yoga member for 3 years and 7 months in Hong Kong.
Forrest Yoga 365 Handstand Challenge – started May 27, 2013

Kirtan at Pure Yoga

Meditation practice with different Pure Yoga teachers

Kids Yoga:

In 2012 I took a Kids Yoga course with Aruna Humphrey’s in Toronto. Learned how to engage children in mindful, playful practices through stories, songs, games and imagination.
Taught yoga to my kindergarten students and  started the first yoga club in my school for Grade 5 students.

kids yoga

Business owner Innergy Corporate Yoga 2014-2018

Lindsay Keefe Yoga 2018-present