These workshops are open to the public and offered at Ajna Yoga Studio in Victoria, BC. For Yoga Alliance certified teachers these workshops count as continuing education credits (CEC). To find out more and register click here.
Yoga for Bone Health Workshop
Monday September 25, 2023 | 1 - 5 pm
Join Agi for a special interactive workshop on the benefits of practicing yoga for osteopenia, osteoporosis, or building bone strength. Learn how yoga can help to improve balance and prevent falls & fractures, and participate in an extended workshop-style interactive yoga class that focuses on poses and modifications designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance & coordination, and build bone density. Suitable for all levels; no previous yoga experience required. This workshop is limited to 12 participants.
Deepen Your Practice I: Journey through the Koshas
Monday October 16, 2023 | 1 - 4 pm
The Koshas, or five layers of the Yogic Body, serves as an integrative model for deepening our understanding and connection to ourselves, facilitating healing and recovery from past trauma. This special interactive workshop provides an introduction to the koshic model, and extended slow, gentle yoga practice with guided relaxation to allow participants to experience an embodied sense of themselves.
Deepen Your Practice II: Journey through the Chakras
Monday October 30, 2023 | 1 - 4 pm
The concept of the chakras is found in the early traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In the yoga tradition, the body is viewed in both its physical (gross) and energetic (subtle) form. Within these ancient traditions, the chakras are described as focal points of the subtle body of the practitioner. The chakras start at the base of the spine and ascend to the crown of the head. When in balance they are thought to support the flow of energy. By learning about the seven chakras, you can become more in tune with the natural energy cycles of your body, mind and spirit.
Deepen Your Practice III: Overcoming the Kleshas
Monday November 13, 2023 | 1 - 4 pm
The five kleshas, described in both yogic and Buddhist philosophy, are considered to be the roots of all human suffering. The kleshas are thought to include states of mind such as anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, desire, depression that cloud the mind leading to unhealthy actions. Overcoming the kleshas is seen as a path to liberation from saṃsāra (cycles of suffering). Learning about the kleshas you can begin to identify and shift patterns which may be contributing to unnecessary suffering.
Joint Therapeutics Workshops
This series of six workshops is aimed at providing knowledge and supporting functional movement in your joints. Each workshop includes a 90 minute interactive presentation on joint anatomy and function, and a 90 minute yoga practice to explore alignment, poses and modifications that support joint strength, stability and movement literacy. All levels welcome. These workshops are limited to 12 participants.
Investment: $60 per workshop / $325 for all six
Workshops for Yoga Teachers and Therapists
These hybrid workshops (in person or online) are open to Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) for Continuing Education (CE), students in Ajna Yoga's 300- or 800-hour yoga therapy training courses, or RYT-200 certified teachers with a minimum of one year of teaching experience. These workshops count as continuing education credits (CEC) for Yoga Alliance and CE for IAYT. To find out more and register click here.
Yoga Therapy for Hips and Knees ($380)
with Jules Payne and Agi Mallory
Dates: February 2-4, 2024
How can we support our yoga therapy clients with hip and knee issues? How does alignment from the feet influence the health of these joints? Learn the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the hips and knees and explore strategies that we as yoga therapists can use to educate our clients on the hips and knees. Learn about specific hip and knee issues such as bursitis, groin pull, hip replacement, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, Iliotibial syndrome, complete ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL Injuries/Tear/Repair, patellofemoral syndrome (Runner’s Knees), meniscal tear/repair, osteoarthritis and knee replacement.
Yoga Therapy for Healthy Aging and Chair Yoga ($380)
with Jules Payne, Michelle Schroeder and Agi Mallory
Dates: April 5-7, 2024
How can yoga therapy be adapted to meet the needs of our growing aging population? What are the specific health concerns for yoga therapists to be aware of? We look at how to sequence yoga therapy on the mat and special sequencing for chair yoga. We examine specific health concerns such as arthritis, heart issues, osteoporosis, hearing loss and dementia. Included in this component are asanas, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and mudras geared to the 50+ age group.
The Business of Yoga Therapy ($380)
with Agi Mallory
Dates: June 7-9, 2024
The field of Yoga Therapy is growing, evolving and becoming more widely recognized as an important part of holistic, complementary health care. Yoga Therapy training’s teach students how to be of service to their communities but rarely touch on how to navigate the world of business to ensure their own sustainability. In this course participants will explore:
– The key aspects to consider when developing a business plan.
– Identifying and articulating your unique offerings as a Yoga Therapist.
– Successful marketing strategies.
– Tools for the effective day-to-day management of your business.
– How to establish yourself as a professional in the field of Yoga Therapy.
– Understanding credentialing
– Determining the most practical paths to gain experience and professional development.