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2017

YAA Jun 16-18            YAA E Deepening our Practice Retreat w/ David McAmmond. #3 of 2017 Series of 5. Providence Centre. Fr.6:30pm-Sun.4pm. $325 (Memb) Anita 780-432-7152.  Details: McAmmondSeries

YAA Jun 17            E YAA INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION. Noon-2 pm. FREE YOGA, MINDFULNESS, SNACKS. Hawrelak Park Picnic Site #4.  780-427-8776.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! RSVP or just show up on the 17th: yogaab@telusplanet.net Details: June 17 Int’l Day of Yoga

Jun 17            E Happy Feet w/Jill Gaumont. 1-3pm. $40 (YfT members $35). Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Jun 17            E Yoga Nidra, deep relax’n, and savasana wksp w/ Keely Scott. 10am-4pm. MZD. $75. 10816-95 St, Info/Reg: keely.scott@shaw.ca.

Jun 17-18            E Journey Through the Chakras w/ Leslie McKenzie. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; p. 26.

Jun20-24            Teacher Development Retreat in Tradition of TKV Desikachar w/ international teacher. Toronto. Rosemary Jeanes Antze. 416-656-3792. www.anaama-yoga.ca.

Jun 21            E Summer Solstice w/ Satwinder Sran. 6:30-8:30 pm. $30+GST or $40+GST at door. Yoga Within 9014-75 St. 780-450-9642. www.yogawithin.ca.

Jun21-25            E 5 day residential (+ 3 day non-res. options) meditation retreat w/ Ajahn Pavaro. “The Practice of Contentment” beg&adv. Wed 11am – Sun 12:30pm. Providence Renewal Ctr. 3005-119 St. Non-residential reg. https://ajahnpavaro2017retreat.eventbrite.ca. Residential reg: Stephen: sacca@hushmail.com; 780-299-8977.

Jun 23            C Yoga Workshop w/ Kathy Nash. Forward Bends & Twists. 6:30-9pm. $60. www.kathynashyoga.com

Jun 23            C Yoga Nidra Evening w/ Helen Mikuska. 7:30-9pm. Harmony Yoga Pilates Studio. 403-809-1402; info@harmonyyogapilatesstudio.ca.

Jun23-25            E Anatomy Refresher w/ Reg Nugent. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Jun23-25            E Awakening the Heart Yoga Retreat w/ senior teachers Elisabeth Michielsen & Anna Radyo, River Lodge. Fri 4pm-Sun 4pm  $365 (incl.). Anna 780-439-5196 or Elisabeth bodyheartsoul@shaw.ca; www.bodyheartsoul.com.

Jun 25            E How to Teach Meditation to Children w/ Joyce Christian. Time and price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Jun 28            C FREE Mantra Chanting w/ Helen Mikuska. 4:45-5:45pm.  Harmony Yoga Pilates Studio. 403-809-1402; info@harmonyyogapilatesstudio.ca.

Jun 30            C An evening w/ Ajahn Pavaro. 7-8:30pm. Yoga Center Calgary. No set fee: Donation to Ajahn, Seeds of The Dhamma.com, or rossbarbara@me.com, 403-243-9697 or Kat, whatdouexpect@hotmail.com.

YAA Jul 1   YAA Deadline for Initial Certification and Re-certification applications for September approval. cert@yoga.ca

Jul 3            E All You Can Iyengar Yoga. Begins at the Family Yoga Centre. Jul 3- Aug 12. 4740-99 St, 780-465-4668, www.familyoga.ca.

Jul 5-6            C Learning Puja Ceremonies by Bill Barry. Basics of the Shodashopachara (classical form of puja) as taught by Namadeva Acharya. Receive written & audio resources for further learning & home practice. $232 ($190 bef. Jun 24). $160 incl. gst). Harmony Yoga Pilates Studio. 403-809-1402; info@harmonyyogapilatesstudio.ca.

Jul 7-22            C RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion w/ South Okanagan Yoga Academy. Live your Yoga in this classical yoga program! Reg. 1-2 months prior to complete assignments in adv. $2925+GST (bef. May 8th; incl. manual, textbks, on-line anatomy & light lunches). Harmony Yoga Pilates Studio Marion 250-492-2587, www.soyayoga.com, info@soyayoga.com.

Jul 8-12            E Whole Body Alignment Intensive & Teacher Training w/ Jill Gaumont. 9-4pm. $515 ($490 bef. Apr 15). Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yodayfortoday.ca; www.yogafortoday.ca.

YAA Jul 8-14            YAA E Refresh, Renew, Restore & Teach w/ YAA and Khattab Certified Teachers. Edmonton Yoga Studio 12039-127 St. $525/week aft July 7 $630/week. Non-YAA member +$10. YAA 780-427-8776; yogaab@telusplanet.netRegister.

Jul14-16            C The Art & Skill of Teaching Restorative Yoga w/ Trish Robbins. Fri 7-9pm; S/S 1:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Studio North-Crowchild. 403-265-6295; crowchild@theyogastudiocalgary.com.

Jul 21-27            Seven Day Residential Retreat, Calm Mind, Open Heart w/ Guy and Sally Armstrong. Mt St Frances, Cochrane Ab. Seeds of The Dhamma.com, rossbarbara@me.com or Kat, whatdouexpect@hotmail.com.

Jul 23-Aug 5 & Aug 18-31            C 300 Hour Upgrade to obtain RYT500 w/ Yoga Alliance –Wholistic and Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training Immersion w/ Helen Mikuska. Reg. for both modules; $4,300 incl. gst, 1,750pg Wholistic & Ayurvedic Tchr. Tr. Manuals&textbooks). Harmony Yoga Pilates. 403-809-1402; info@harmonyyogapilatesstudio.ca.

Aug 29-Sep 2  E Fall Back to Yoga – an All Levels Student Intensive w/Frema Bram & Samantha Lloyd. All-level student intensive. Includes daily pranayama.  Kick start your fall routine with this fun series that will propel your practice to the next level.  6pm-8:30 pm Tuesday to Friday, 9-12am Sat. Total cost for 13 hrs $220, weekday class: $45, Saturday class $54.  Family Yoga Cntr 4740-99St 780-465-4668 <http://www.familyoga.ca/>

Aug 4 -7            JASPER: Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Jasper w/ Keely Scott (Himalayan trad’n). $560 dbl occp’/$600 sngl occp’, max 22 pers. Palisades Center. www.ewyoga.com, keely.scott@shaw.ca.

Aug 8-11            E Kids’ Yoga Camp w/ Sara Morris. $140.12:30-4pm daily. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Aug 11-13  C Level 1, 2, 3 Summer Practice Intensive Weekend w/ Sharoni Fixler. Fri, Sat, Sun. $264+gst. Reg/details: sharoni@calgaryiyengaryoga.com and/or www.calgaryiyengaryoga.com

Aug 12            E Philosophy Refresher w/ Donalee Campbell. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Aug12-13            E Breath Awareness w/ Julie Jeong. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

YAA  Aug 16-20   E YAA Awakening to our Nature: A Mindfulness Meditation & Gentle Yoga Retreat w/ Kavindu (Mexico) & David McAmmond. Providence Renewal Centre. Wed.7pm-Sun.1pm. Anita (780) 432-7152, sielecki@hotmail.com. Kavindu/McAmmondDetails.

Aug 18-20   All Levels Workshop in Fernie, BC w/ Samantha Lloyd, Sr Iyengar Teacher. Open to all students of any tradition.  Come play on and off the mat in the beautiful Fernie! Optional add-on guided hike Friday or Monday.  6-8pm Friday; 8-10am & 1-4pm Saturday; Noon-4pm Sunday. $200+gst.  Info: samlloyd.yoga@gmail.com

Aug21-27RD Annual Yoga Summer Intensive w/ Ann Waschuk & Paula Carnegie Fehr and asst’d Instructors YARD (4706-49 Ave Red Deer) Ann Waschuk 403-343-3830 www.reddeeryoga.ca.

Aug25-27            Ninth Annual Spa Yoga Retreat. Village at Pigeon Lake. All levels welcome. Reg: Edie Cassady, Registered Yoga Therapist at www.yogawellness.ca or 780-466-6548. Ad p. 29.

Aug28-Sep1E Fall Back to Yoga student intensive. All levels – brush up on your practice after a busy active summer. Reg. in Adv. Family Yoga Ctr. 4740-99 St, 780-465-4668, www.familyoga.ca.

Sep 2017-Apr 2018 E 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training w/ Melanie. Yoga Within 9014-75 St. 780-450-9642. www.yogawithin.ca.

Sep 2017-May 2018   E Advanced Studies Course w/Frema Bram & Samantha Lloyd.  6-3.5 hr classes, 10-day Sadhana, Fall Student Intensive, Home Practice Workshop. Deepen your practice & understanding of Iyengar Yoga, develop a consistent home practice and learn more of the theory behind the practice. Suitable for students studying with a certified Iyengar Teacher.  $815.00. Family Yoga Cntr 4740-99 St. <http://www.familyoga.ca/> Contact Frema or Samantha for info. and applications. 780-465-4668.  frema@familyoga.ca  or  samlloyd.yoga@gmail.com.

YAA Sep 9             YAA E Teacher Training Class #6: Hip Open-ers & Forward Bends; Niyamas (Sutras 2.40-2.55) / Svadhisthana Chakra / Pelvis & Lumbar Spine Anatomy / Pre- and Post-Natal Issues; Ujjayi; Teddy Hyndman. 9:30am-3pm. 9231–100 Ave. $60. YAA 780-427-8776; yogaab@telusplanet.netRegister.

Sep 15 – 18       Vancouver Island Yoga Retreat w/Corinne McNally at The Lodge at Weir’s Beach Ocean front property, limited space, kayak/SUP field trip
Visit: <http://www.lotusmoonyoga.ca>  Contact: corinnemcnally@gmail.com

Sep 16            E Yoga for Anxiety w/ Gillian Kennedy. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Sep16-17            E Philosophy Refresher w/ Donalee Campbell. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Sep 17            E Breath Awareness w/ Julie Jeong. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

YAA Sep 22-24            E YAA Deepening our Practice Retreat w/ David McAmmond. #4 of 2017 Series of 5. Providence Centre. Fr.6:30pm-Sun.4pm. $325 (Memb) Anita 780-432-7152.   Details: McAmmondSeries

YAA Sep 22-24            YAA E Intensive w/ Louié Ettling (Vancouver). $260 +$30 non-YAA member (+$40 aft Aug 21). Fri 6-8:30pm; Sat 9-12, 2-4:30pm; Sun 9-Noon. FYC 4740-99 St. Info.: Teddy 780-436-1320; Reg: YAA 780-427-8776; yogaab@telusplanet.net. Register.

Sep22-24            E Yoga for Life: A Look at Ashtanga Yoga, Breath and Buoyancy w/Fiona Stang (International wksp). $250 (Early bird $225). Time TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca; www.yogafortoday.ca.

Sep22-24            C Weekend Non Residential retreat w/ Heather Marten. Accom. available. Seeds of The Dhamma.com, rossbarbara@me.com or Kat whatdouexpect@hotmail.com.

Sep23-24            BodySensing Immersion w/ Anne Douglas, Barbara Eastham & Kirsten Guest. Banff. $285.kirstenguest@gmail.com.

Sep24-29            Master Class 5 day Yoga Retreat w/ Marion (Mugs) McConnell, Sr & Int’l Teacher YAA, & Carla Wainwright. Using props properly, Hands on Assists, Breath of Bliss. $1300+GST (incl. meals & shared accom). Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC. www.soyayoga.com/events, info@soyayoga.com, 250-492-2587.

Sep 24-Oct 6 RYT 300 Hour Upgrade to RYT500 Yoga Teacher Tr. Immersion w/ South Okanagan Yoga Academy. 2nd of 2 Modules. $1750 each+GST. Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC. Marion 250-492-2587 www.soyayoga.com, info@soyayoga.com.

Sep29-Oct1 Letters from the Yoga Masters: A Yoga Retreat w/ Marion (Mugs) McConnell, Sr & Int’l Teacher YAA. Teachings based on Mugs’ book “Letters from the Yoga Masters”. Fri 5:30-Sun noon. $425+GST (incl. meals & shared accom). Sorrento Centre, BC. www.soyayoga.com/events, info@soyayoga.com 250-492-2587.

Sep29-Oct 1 Yoga in Banff w/ Beth McCann. Fri 7:30-9:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-1pm. $225 (bef. Sep 1), $250 (aft. Sep 1). Banff Y Mountain Lodge Training Centre. Jenn 403-431-5791, jwainman@telus.net. Prepaid, on-site vegan lunch avail. $15. Accommodation not included.

Sep 30            E Pranayama and Mudras w/ Dorothy Robinson. Time TBA. $50 (YfT members $45). Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Sep 30            E Ball Rolling w/ Brea Johnson. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca

Sep30-Oct1E Teacher Development 10-Hr Immersion w/ Brea Johnson. Sat 12-5:30pm, Sun 9-3pm, $195. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Oct 7-8            E Yoga for Energy, Power, Joy and Ease w/ David Wilson. Time TBA. $175 (Early bird $155). Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

YAA Oct 11            C YAA SATSANG Gathering with an iRest Flavour: Short Meditation, Talk, Q&A, 7-9:30 pm, FCJ Centre, 219-19 Ave. S.W. Suggested donation $20. Please join us. Carolyn 403-249-3355.

YAA Oct 12-18            C YAA Richard Miller (USA) – The Depth Teachings of Meditation: A live-in retreat at the FCJ Centre, Calgary, Thur 5pm-Wed 1pm, Anita 780-432-7152; yogaab@telusplanet.net. RichardMillerDetails.  Register.

Oct13-15            Montreal: iRest Personal Practice Immersion w/ Clear-light Gerald. www.irest.us.

Oct 15            E Philosophy Refresher w/ Donalee Campbell. Time & Price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

YAA Oct 20-22            YAA E Teacher Training Fall Teaching Skills Workshop $200. Fri 7-9pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-3pm; Classical Yoga Centre 11906-129 Ave.; Mary LeBlanc. YAA 780-427-8776; yogaab@telusplanet.net.   Register.

Oct 20-22            E Iyengar Yoga Retreat w/ Patty Dusel. $435 (incl. instruction, meals and accom.)  Strawberry Creek Lodge (1/2 h. drive west of Leduc).  Info: Barb Deneka, bdeneka@shaw.ca or yogainsherwoodpark.ca.

Oct 21            E Yoga for the Lymphatic System w/ Dorothy Robinson. Time TBA. $50 (YfT members $45). Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Oct 21            E Your Brain on Pain w/Shelly Prosko. Time TBA. $70. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

Oct 27-29            E YAA Desikachar Lineage w/intern’l tchr Rosemary Jeanes Antze. $250memb/$280nonmemb. Info Marcia 780-436-3767, Rosemary www. anaama-yoga.ca; Reg YAA 780-427-8776.

Oct 27-29 & Nov 3-5. C iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training w/ Anne Douglas. 2 wknds. Yoga Studio North. iRest.us.

Oct 28            E Psoas Wksp. w/ Brea Johnson. Time TBA. $50 (YfT mem $45). Yoga for Today 780-416-4211 info@yogafortoday.ca; www.yogafortoday.ca.

Nov 2017-Apr 2018  Yamas & Niyamas Self-development Course w/ Samantha Lloyd Sr Iyengar teacher.   21 studio hours in 6 sessions, weekly email updates, online forum, access to Sam’s Y&N online session.   Calling all sincere teachers and students of any tradition!  This transformative course is a journey of self-exploration through a conscious merging of the principals of the yamas & niyamas with your asana and pranayama practice. $450. Family Yoga Centre, 4740-99 St, http://www.familyoga.ca; 780-465-4668 enquiries: samlloyd.yoga@gmail.com

Nov 1             YAA Deadline for Initial Certification and Recertification applications for January approval.

Nov 4            YAA E YogaChi w/ Paul Yapp. All levels. PPC 11759 Groat Rd. Rm 7. 9:30-2:30pm. $40. YAA 780-427-8776. Ad p. 4.

Nov 3            E Kirtan Chanting w/ Sparrow Grace. Time TBA. $40 (YfT mem $35). Yoga for Today 780-416-4211 info@yogafortoday.ca; www.yogafortoday.ca.

Nov 4            E Anatomy Refresher w/ Reg Nugent. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

YAA Nov 18    YAA E Teacher Training Class #7: Balancing Poses; Asana (Sutras 2.46-2.48) / Class Planning & Sequencing / Review Nadis; Nadi Sodhana; Melanie Checknita. 9:30am-3pm. 9231–100 Ave. $60. YAA 780-427-8776; yogaab@telusplanet.net.   Register.

Nov 18            E Deep Restore w/Brea Johnson. yogafortoday.ca.

Nov 24-26E 15 Hr. Yin Retreat w/Marla Ericksen (Int’l teacher). TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca; www.yogafortoday.ca.

Nov 25            E Yoga of the old Masters: Nakamura & Okido System w/ Dorothy Robinson. yogafortoday.ca.

Nov26-Dec3 Costa Rica – Soothe Your Soul – Yoga Adventure w/ Darlene Klassen. $1500 US + Flight, Incl. accom  at Retreat Center, veg meals, daily yoga, airport shuttle, excursion, beach resort on last night. www.fullcirclewt.com, 780 221-9192.

YAA  Dec 1-3   YAA E Deepening our Practice Retreat w/ David McAmmond. Last of 2017 Series. Providence Centre. Fr.6:30pm-Sun.4pm. $325 (Memb) Anita 780-432-7152.   Details: McAmmondSeries

Dec 9            E Therapeutic Breathing and Mudras w/ Dorothy Robinson. Time & price TBA. Yoga for Today 780-416-4211; info@yogafortoday.ca or www.yogafortoday.ca.

YAA Dec 9    YAA E Teacher Training Class #8: Standing Twists, Seated Twists; Bhagavad Gita: History & Intro / Karma Yoga; Review of Year One Pranayama / Students bring a plan to teach one pranayama to beginners; Judi Mirus. 9:30am-3pm. 9231–100 Ave. $60. YAA 780-427-8776; yogaab@telusplanet.net. Register.

2018

YAA Jan 19-21   E YAA Marlene Mawhinney. Judi 780-433-0405.

YAA Spring     E Krisna Zawaduk Intensive (Kelowna)​

Apr 20 – 22      3rd Annual Spring Yoga Escape w/Corinne McNally at Strawberry Creek Lodge.  Visit: <http://www.lotusmoonyoga.ca>  Contact: corinnemcnally@gmail.com

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