Acro is Back!
Jan
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Acro is Back!

Devon French is one of the co-founders of Acro Yoga VanCity and has been bringing this incredible practice of communication, trust and exploration to Vancouver for many years. 

 Join him for an afternoon of exploration and fun!

 What is acroyoga?
Acroyoga is acrobatics with a yogic consciousness. The essence of acroyoga is being in the moment in balance with another.

 Can anyone do acroyoga?
Yes as long as you are physically active in some way and have no grave medical conditions, you will be able to practice acroyoga in one form or another. If you do not like to touch people though it will be problematic.

 I like all the acrobatics but I don’t care for the yoga part, can I still do acroyoga?
It is called acroyoga because yoga is ½ of the equation. Yoga can help us when the ego starts to take over and we start obsessing about our future greatness and prowess and lose sight of the moment or why we are doing acroyoga.

 What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothing which does not reveal too much anatomy when you go upside down, bend over or spread your legs. Also avoid wearing any jewellery that can get tangled, cut skin, or get caught in the bases feet or hands. Avoid wearing heavy perfumes.

 Do I need to come with a partner?
You can come with a partner if you feel more comfortable working with a familiar person. But in most classes’ people find a partner and change partners numerous times. It is good to change partners because it helps us develop tools to adjust to a new environment. When we return to our familiar terrain with our regular partner there is a greater appreciation and respect for that partnership and also new insights gained from working with an unfamiliar body.

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Meditation for Compassion & Loving Kindness
Jan
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Meditation for Compassion & Loving Kindness

Join Wendy for this wholehearted meditation experience. Do you struggle with ANGER? Have trouble with negative thought patterns? Been meditating & doing yoga for awhile but find your practice is getting very tough & somewhat stagnant?

During the workshop we will practice 2 different metta (loving kindness) meditations designed to open up the heart & release whatever is holding you back.

Wendy has had a daily meditation practice since 2005, starting at 7 minutes per day and has worked her way up to 45 minutes daily. Wendy brings direct experience of how meditation can transform your WHOLE life. She is certified to teach level 1 yogic meditation with Padma in Vancouver and level 1 Vipassana meditation with Noah Levine in Los Angeles.

$40+GST (single workshop)

$70+GST (both workshops)

48 hour cancellation policy

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Meditation for the Beginner & Beyond
Jan
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Meditation for the Beginner & Beyond

Wendy Weymann

Reduce your stress level and ENJOY your life! Want to get more out of your yoga practice? Feel like you are ready for the next level? Meditation can TRANSFORM your life & help you reach higher levels within your yoga practice than you thought possible!

During the workshop we will practice 3 different kinds of meditation techniques and talk about ways to start and maintain a regular meditation practice.

No experience necessary!

Wendy has had a daily meditation practice since 2005, starting at 7 minutes per day and has worked her way up to 45 minutes daily. Wendy brings direct experience of how meditation can transform your WHOLE life. She is certified to teach level 1 yogic meditation with Padma in Vancouver and level 1 Vipassana meditation with Noah Levine in Los Angeles.

$40+GST (single workshop)

$70+GST (both workshops)

48 hour cancellation policy

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Embracing Winter with Fateh Nam Kaur
Jan
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Embracing Winter with Fateh Nam Kaur

Winter is a wonderful time of deep introspection. It can support us in our healing process if we let it. It is uncomfortable to feel and see so much darkness, however this darkness is a part of nature and a part of our own personal nature. If we can bring awareness into the darkness, we can see Winter as a supportive time for healing. Through awareness we are then able to appreciate we are then able to appreciate and lean into this introverted time instead of resisting it. We can not be extroverted all the time. It is not possible to go full speed ahead all of the year. The Trees and the Bears rest, and so must we. In this two hour workshop we will use the powerful tools given to us by Yogi Bhajan (The Master of Kundalini Yoga) to bring awareness to our reaction towards winter and or own personal darkness. Through the use of Mantra, Pranayama, Asana and Meditation, we can provide our hearts with a larger capacity to hold both the light as well as the dark. We can elevate ourselves out of seasonal depression and anxiety. We can be in the flow with the cycles of Nature.

$40 +GST

48hr Cancellation Policy

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Inhale 2016!
Jan
1
10:00am10:00am

Inhale 2016!

New Year’s is a holiday of celebration, reflection, and renewed commitment to living our lives fully. What better practice than yoga to set this frame of mind and embody your intentions? This class is the perfect blend of movement and mindfulness. Open the way to a truly new new year. Begin with an active vinyasa sequence, then take time for gentler practices to cultivate deep body awareness. Spend some time this first day of the year with others sharing wellness and peace, set your intentions for this auspicious year of 2016!

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Date Night Yoga
Nov
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Date Night Yoga

Join yoga teacher Shannon Cluff and her sports fanatic husband Daniel Henry for a totally fun evening of couples yoga! This will be an all-levels vinyasa-based yoga class incorporating deep partner stretches, support poses (lifts), gentle massage, meditation and breathing techniques to become calm and connect with each other. Mostly, we just have ALOT of fun and celebrate being with the coolest person in the world. Playfulness and giggling guaranteed. For ALL LEVELS of experience and anyone NEW TO YOGA welcome. 

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Grand Opening Weekend!
Jul
10
to Jul 12

Grand Opening Weekend!

We are pleased to share the exciting news of Abbotsford's newest member to our yoga and wellness community, Haven Yoga and Wellness. 

Grand Opening Weekend July 10th, 11th, 12th     

Enter to win a necklace from Buddha & The Raven Studios and a Jade Yoga Mat!

 Friday 9:30am-7:30pm Saturday 8:30am-4:00pm Sunday 8:30am-7:30pm

Friday's Classes: 

10:00am (90 minute) Foundation and Form- Standing Postures w/ Lauren Roegele

1:00pm (90 minute) Master Class Breathe, Move and Remember w/ Lauren Roegele

2:00-4:00 Studio 1 & 2 Self Guided Movement and Meditation (no charge- ever!)

4:30pm TGIFlow

6:00pm Meditative Restorative

Saturday's Classes

9:00am Flow

10:30am Hatha w/ Moyo Drums and chimes  

12:00pm Kundalini

Sunday's Classes

9:00am Flow w/ Julia Cobban

10:30am Hatha w/ Julia Cobban

12:00pm Family Yoga

4:30pm Hatha 

6:00pm Balanced Movement

We invite you to celebrate the Grand Opening of this extraordinary space by joining us for a yoga class, massage or tour.

To celebrate our launch, we will be offering 10% off all unlimited memberships  beginning Monday through Sunday (excluding Introductory offer and drop in fee). As a current or new student to Haven, you can bring a friend with you to a yoga class for free during our three days of celebration.

Extraordinary Studios

Haven Yoga and Wellness is a peaceful, serene space featuring two spacious studios, private therapist rooms with RMT, Counselling and additional therapists plus an Atrium Lounge w/ tea bar to relax in.  

Extraordinary Location

Located in downtown Abbotsford on the corner of Gladys and Essendene on the third floor. With above or below ground parking, elevator or stair access guides you directly into our space. Haven Yoga and Wellness is also walking distance to many wonderful coffee shops and boutique stores filled with local fare.  

Extraordinary Team

All of our teachers at Haven are additionally trained and certified in the style they are teaching. They are available before and after class for questions, concerns or just visiting. They are invested in YOU and your journey on your mat. Additionally, Haven is home to our Guest Teacher Project, bringing in experienced teachers to share their teachings, offerings and experience to help both the student wishing to grow their practice or teachers looking to grow their teaching skills. Lauren Roegele will be teaching two classes on Friday to kick off our celebration! 

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