Workshops

Posture Workshop

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 10am-12pm

Cost: $45 + hst

Posture is how we embody our physical structure. What impacts our posture? How can we change it in a way that is sustainable? Do we need to change it? Want to understand the relationship between posture and pain? I will answer these questions and more as we explore how we can move towards better posture, less pain, more energy, strength and balance.

There is so much information out there about the benefits of good posture and how we can get it or force it with straps and braces and ergonomic chairs or by holding ourselves in a certain way. In this workshop I will dispel some of the posture myths that we take as truth and share my perspective on how we can have good health and a posture that supports us.

No yoga experience necessary.

Register at Living Waters Therapies. Space is limited.


Back Pain WORKSHOP

DATE: Saturday, Nov 13, 2019

TIME: 10AM-12PM

COST: $45 + HST

When my doctor told me I’d probably have to learn to cope with the back pain after a car accident and maybe even hire someone to do the basic chores around the house, I was heartbroken. I grieved. A part of me also refused to accept chronic pain as my fate. I ask you to consider that pain can change and it’s possible that pain can go away. Consider that there is another way to manage your pain. Using the principles of yoga therapy, I will help you recognize where and how your movement patterns breakdown that keep you stuck in persistent or recurring pain.

From sitting in the car for a long time, to shoveling snow and everything in between you will learn how to build more bandwidth to manage lifes necessary activities with more ease and less pain.

Tightness, limited mobility and pain are a result of our body-mind finding a way to protect us from injury and pain. Unfortunately, this can also keep us stuck in cycles and patterns of pain and that keep us limited.  Whether you suffer from S.I. pain, hip issues or low back pain – this workshop will provide you with a program for you to continue to explore at home.

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Recharge and Restore – self-Care class

DATE: SATURDAY, Dec 7, 2019

TIME: 10AM-12PM

COST: $45 + HST

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time and you deserve to take time for yourself. This 2 hour Restorative Yoga class is designed to deeply nourish and restore your body, mind and soul. We will unwind in front of the fireplace, explore breath work, mindfulness and Yoga Nidra. I will also provide a selection of essential oils for you to choose from to help you feel grounded and calm. Only 8 will available for this class.

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Sound Bath and Therapeutic Yoga Healing Experience

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: 7-9pm

cost: $60 + hst

Location: Living Waters therapies

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.

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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!