Workshops

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The Pelvic Floor Workshop – online

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 10am-12pm | $30

A fun, lighthearted workshop that will educate and guide you to explore your relationship to your pelvic floor through gentle movement and awareness building exercises. A healthy functioning pelvic floor can improve your self-esteem, sense of connection and confidence.

Join us if you have any of the following:

  • Back, hip, jaw pain.
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Stress
  • Want a stronger core
  • Digestion, fatigue, mood disorders 
  • A curiosity about the pelvic floor

Go to Book Online to register.


Restorative Yoga and Sound Bath

Taking time to relax and restore the senses is essential to living well. Lindsay and Nicole have crafted the ultimate relaxation practice for in the comfort of your own home. Lindsay will guide you through a 75 minute restorative yoga class while Nicole facilitates the sound healing experience while you are in each pose.

 We will explore stillness and effortlessness through supported postures to induce a deep state of relaxation so you can sleep better and heal yourself inside and out from the effects of prolonged stress. Together we will release tension from the body and mind so you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. 

 You will need some props to support you in this practice:

  • A bolster or a stack of blankets and pillows
  • Blankets (2 or 3)
  • Pillow (bring a couple if you don’t have a bolster)
  • Eye pillow (or an eye mask, facecloth or fabric to drape over your eyes)

Tips: To help with sound quality, keep yourself on mute with the video off. If possible, limit the use of internet on other devices. A bluetooth speaker or headphones may improve sound. Note that sound quality varies across devices and internet quality. 

What people are saying: 

“Liann and I really enjoyed the experience, and had the residual calming and centering effects throughout the weekend. It was really needed.” – Andrew

“I loved the class.” – Jennifer

“I loved it! I think you two are an amazing combination and I hope I can join another combo class in the future.” – Susan

“I thought the class was amazing…[I] hope you two plan do another one of these at some point!” – Mirian

“I loved the class and afterwards I felt like a million dollar bag of jello!” – Sarah


Connect To Your Core

DATE: SATURDAY, Mar 7, 2020

TIME: 10AM-12PM

COST: $45 + HST

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to strengthen your “core” with yoga.
  • Learn the myths about “core” strength.
  • What is your core, really?

Find stability + strength through the subtle movements of Yoga Therapy. Participants will receive a free e-book 9 Practices for a Stronger Core by yoga therapist Lindsay Keefe.

Recommended: Attending The Pelvic Floor Workshop will give you a deeper understanding and felt connection to a vital piece of the core puzzle, which is the pelvic floor.

Register at Living Waters Therapies.


Breathing Better Workshop

DATE: SATURDAY, Mar 28, 2020

TIME: 10AM-12PM

COST: $45 + HST

Breathing well is a key component for good movement, core strength, stress management, nervous system regulation and the functioning of our immune system and restful sleep.

This workshop will focus on the anatomy and biomechanics of good breathing, the role of rest, and the relationship between breathing and movement. Using the principals of yoga therapy we will explore the relationships between breath and the pelvic floor, the natural rhythms of our breath to cultivate ease, and controlled breathing to facilitate the relaxation response and how this all relates to strength and ease!

Join me, yoga therapist, Lindsay Keefe to explore better breathing for better health.

Register at Living Waters Therapies.


Sound Bath and Therapeutic Yoga Healing Experience

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 7-9pm

cost: $60 + hst

Location: Living Waters therapies

Join yoga therapist Lindsay Keefe and certified sound therapist, Nicole Manes for a tranquil evening of mindful movement, Yoga Nidra meditation and sound healing. 

This event will invite you to relax deeply as you unwind tension and stress through gentle movement while at the same time immersing yourself in soothing sound vibrations and aromatherapy. 

No yoga or meditation experience is required.

Past participants have said:

Lindsay and Nicole offered a seamless flow of yoga therapy and sound treatment. The workshop felt centred around personal awareness and self care. I would highly recommend this workshop!

It was a beautiful calming, experiential inward journey.

Loved the yoga and the sound bath was amazing! Would do it again.

Register Now

 

What is Sound Therapy?
 
Sound therapy is a form of energy medicine that harnesses the powerful effects sound can have on our emotions and the physical body to promote healing, balance and a sense of wellbeing. Also known as vibrational medicine, sound therapy practitioners intentionally combine vibrations from the human voice with instruments and objects that resonate such as, but not limited to, crystal quartz singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, drums, tuning forks, gongs, shakers, bells and chimes during one-on-one or group sessions with clients. Sound therapy can support the treatment of conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, autism and high blood pressure. For the client, sound therapy can involve listening to sound and/or making sound.
 
What is a Sound Bath?
 
Sound baths are an ancient practice dating back more than 2,000 years with roots in Tibet. Also known as a sound meditation, a sound bath is an immersive full-body listening experience. The sounds are delivered with intention by the facilitator(s) to gently induce a relaxed meditative state resulting in powerful therapeutic effects for the mind and body. 
 
What to expect at a sound bath?
Sound baths typically last 30 min to 1 hour. Simply lie or sit down and allow yourself to be immersed in healing sounds and vibration. During a sound bath, you may experience physical sensations or emotional release. You may journey into a state of deep self-inquiry. You may fall asleep or you may not. No prior experience with meditation is required to benefit from a sound bath.
 
Nicole Manes – Sound Therapy Practitioner 
Nicole Manes received her certification in Sound Therapy from the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM). Using a variety of instruments and tools including voice, crystal quartz singing bowls, tibetan bowls, shakers and chimes, she provides sound therapy in both private and group settings, including at-home and workplace visits. In addition to a long-standing interest in psychology, mindfulness meditation and spirituality, Nicole brings years of experience performing live onstage and collaborating in studio as a vocalist and lyricist to her practice. Nicole has had the privilege of providing sound therapy at a number of organisations and in a variety of settings including ITM’s Integrative Heath Care Clinic, The Rotman School of Management/University of Toronto, Unison Health & Community Services and Better Life Studios in Toronto. 

Workshops provide an opportunity to explore a topic or theme in more depth. Small group sizes are supportive and nurture unique individual experiences.  In the past I have offered Yoga Rehab workshops that provided a unique set of tools and skills to  develop awareness around unresolved hip and back pain as well as shoulder, elbow and wrist pain. Other recent workshops include Connect to Your Core, and Healthy Happy Hips.


Past Workshop Testimonials

Susan Patterson

Owner at SupperWorks – Leaside

March 27, 2017, Susan was a client of Lindsay’s

You must be lucky to be reading this testimonial because it means you have found Lindsay Keefe and her amazing yoga experiences. I have been fortunate enough to have done several yoga workshops with Lindsay, most recently two of her Yoga for Pain Clinics. I keep returning because there is helpful new information each time, and because it keeps me practicing the postures that are so good for me.

Lindsay is unique in her ability to pinpoint the very specific asana that targets a problem area. She is also excellent at describing in words and visuals how to properly do the various postures. I have not found a previous yoga instructor with such an ability to identify positions and moves that relieve tension or discomfort. For me, that was sometimes in areas that I hadn’t even recognized were restricted but now feel so much freer after my class with Lindsay.
I so enjoyed my workshops with Lindsay, I am now looking forward to doing some one-on-one sessions with her. I highly recommend trying yoga with Lindsay. You will be glad you did.

 

Maya Pande

Toronto Chiropractor | Owner of Pande Family Wellness Centre

April 10, 2017, Maya was a client of Lindsay’s

If you have any kind of ongoing chronic pain, sign up for Lindsay Keefe’s Yoga Rehab Workshop!

I’ve been a chiropractor for 20 years and because of the repetitive actions of my profession, I’ve developed pain in my right shoulder, elbow and wrist.

I was nervous to try Lindsay’s class because traditional yoga poses increase my pain. I wondered if I would make it through the whole workshop. I shouldn’t have worried. The moves were helpful AND felt good. The class was small enough that we each got one on one time with Lindsay. By the end, my body, including my arm, was relaxed and centred. I felt stronger and more hopeful about recovering.

Afterwards, Lindsay gave us a handout outlining the poses and exercises we had done. A few hours later, a video of the exercises landed in my inbox! Definitely above and beyond what I expected.

Thanks Lindsay!