Spring into Summer Yoga Workshop

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It’s time to shed the lethargy of a long rainy winter! Jumpstart your spring and get ready for summer. In this workshop Siobhan and Meghan will lead you through a sequence of poses to increase energy, reduce sluggishness, and strengthen your upper body and core. We will teach you how to access these poses safely while taking you deeper into your practice, giving students the opportunity to work on arm balances and inversions at their own pace. This workshop is open to all levels.

Sunday June 11 ~ 2:30-5:30pm
Yoga on 7th ~ 156 East 7th Ave
Early bird ~ $45 until June 4
Regular price ~ $50

Meghan and Siobhan are both yoga instructors and professional dance artists. Between them they have 35 years of yoga practice and 16 years of teaching experience. They completed their Iyengar yoga certification with well over 1300 hours of training each.
Space is limited, to secure your spot please pre-register.

To register email info@vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com

For more info please visit: vancouver-iyengar-yoga.com or meghangoodman.com

Photo credit: Suzanne Rushton. Thank you to Alisoun Payne for joining us in this photo.

May Yoga Sessions

I’m excited to offer some exciting progressive Iyengar yoga courses in May plus a special Yoga Workshop on Sunday June 11th from 2:30-5:30pm at Yoga on 7th co-taught by myself and Siobhan Sloane-Seale. More info coming soon….thank you to Siobhan for joining me (and rooting my elbows) in this photo by Suzanne Rushton.

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I’ve got two weekly classes coming up this spring.

Join me for a 6-week progressive series on Sunday evenings from 5:45-7:15pm at Ocean and Crow yoga. From the Ground Up is a 6-week course designed to create a strong foundation for students new to yoga while offering opportunities for those with a regular practice to deepen their understanding of the poses and how they work best in our own bodies. May 14- June 25 (no class June 11th). 

Sign up by May 6th to save on late registration fees. 

Register here:  https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/396670

Week 1: Feet, Ankles, and Knees: Learn how correct actions and alignment in the lower part of the body can help improve balance, stability, and joint health.

Week 2: Legs and Hips: Discover how the standing poses can build energy, stamina, and confidence while better understanding how to open and strengthen the hips.

Week 3: Abdomen and Lower Back: Focus on strengthening the abdomen to keep your lower back healthy in yoga practice and in life.

Week 4: Upper Back and Shoulders: Experience how the use of the arms and legs can support the opening of the chest. Find strength and space in the shoulders to prepare the body for inversions.

Week 5: Reverse the flow: Learn safe inversion practices for your own level of experience. Through preparations and the use of props, students will learn how to build strong foundations and find optimal alignment in order to receive the many benefits of turning upside down.

Week 6: Restoration and breathing: The final week of this session will offer a chance to work with the subtle body through gentle postures and exploration of pranayama, the art and science of the breath.

I’ll also be teaching Tuesday night classes from 7:30-9pm at Yoga on 7thThis lovely studio is equipped with wonderful props to enhance the practice, such as the ropes wall featured below.

The new 6-sessions starts May 9th-June 13th and June 20-July 25th

6-week sessions cost $96, if you sign up for all 12 weeks the price is $180. Drop-ins $20       Cash, cheque or e-transfers accepted.

Contact me at meghangoodman@hotmail.com to register.

Signing up for a session, even when it’s only six weeks long, is a commitment. So for students who have never come to Yoga on 7th before there is a new offer of $50 for 5 classes in two weeks. In two weeks you’ll get a quick sense of the studio and its teachers, and you can check us out at a steep discount on yoga and Pilates classes.

Visit this link for more information: http://www.yogaon7th.com/new-students/

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Winter Yoga Sessions: Deep Breaths, Calm Mind

Come join me on Thursday December 22nd from 6-7:15pm to sample the new class I’ll be teaching at Ocean and Crow beginning January 5th. The class is called Deep Breaths, Calm Mind: Restorative Iyengar Yoga, and will combine gentle stretching, and breathing exercises that will leave you feeling mentally and physically refreshed.

 The class I’m offering on December 22nd is complimentary, but we do require you to register at least 24 hours in advance to save your spot.
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This is the link for the course on Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm, it runs from January 5-February 9:   https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/355275

I’ll be continuing to teach on Sunday’s at Ocean and Crow from 6-7:15pm, a more active Iyengar class called Stretch and Strengthen: Iyengar Yoga. January 8-February 12:  https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/355272

And I’m adding an active Stretch and Strength Iyengar noon hour class on Friday’s as well from January 6-February 10:  https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/355269

*there is one spot available for financial assistance in each of these classes.
Email julie@oceanandcrow.ca to apply.
 Discounts for early bird registration are available before the end of November, please message me for the code.

Tuesday night’s from 7:30-9pm at Yoga on 7th will also be continuing in the new year. I’m offering a free trial class on Tuesday January 10th from 7:30-9pm. Please email at meghangoodman@hotmail.com to reserve a spot.

Regular Tuesday night classes resume January 31-March 7 (6-week session for $96)

Second set runs from March 21-April 25 (6-week session $96)                                                    [no class March 14]

Or sign up for both and save. $180 for 12-weeks. Cash, cheque or e-transfers accepted.

I also recently wrote an article about home practice; finding the time, establishing a routine and making it a habit. Perhaps you will find inspiration over the holidays and between sessions to continue with your practice at home.

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Photos by Suzanne Rushton.

Fall Iyengar Yoga Classes

 

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I’m very excited to be teaching a new Iyengar yoga class this fall at the beautiful Yoga on 7th studio, Tuesday night’s from 7:30-9pm.

First set: Tuesday 7:30-9pm, September 20 to October 25,  6-week session, $96
Second set: Tuesday 7:30-9pm, November 1 to December 6, $96

$180 to sign up for both sessions (12 weeks)

Please message me at: meghangoodman@hotmail.com to register, and check out his link for more information. http://www.yogaon7th.com/meghan-goodman

I am also very happy to be continuing to teach at Ocean and Crow Yoga/Space with their new pre-registered course program.

There is a chance to check out a class for free on Sunday November 6th from 7:45-9pm. Sign up here at least 24 hours in advance: https://oceanandcrow.ca/node/1880

Regular classes run Thursday and Sunday night’s from 6:00-7:15pm

Iyengar Yoga to Improve Mobility, Stability, and Strength

Second session starts November 13th/17th

Early bird discounts available until November 6th. Classes are already starting to fill up, so register soon to reserve your spot.

Register for Thursday night’s here:
https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/330484

and Sunday night’s here: https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/330494

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Thank you to Siobhan Sloane-Seale, Alisoun Payne and Aileen Warbrook for joining me in these photos from Yoga on 7th, taken by Suzanne Rushton.

Ropes Workshop May 28th

Come join Iyengar Yoga instructor Siobhan Sloane-Seale and myself for an afternoon of Yoga in the Ropes

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This 2.5 hour workshop will teach you how to use the ropes and sling to strengthen and open your hips.  We will lay the foundation for inversions like supported Sirsasana (headstand) and supported Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) so that each student will receive the benefits of these poses at their own level.  The ropes teach your body the correct physical actions and therefore help you achieve the most benefits from each pose. There will be time to ask questions during and after the workshop.

Date: Saturday, May 28

Time: 2-4:30pm

Location: Yoga on 7th (156 East 7th Ave – laneway entrance)

Cost: $45 (Please pay by cheque or e-transfer)

Meghan and Siobhan are both yoga instructors and professional dance artists. Between them they have 34 years of yoga practice and 15 years of teaching experience. They completed their Iyengar yoga certification with well over 1300 hours of training each.

Iyengar yoga has become the steady path to finding stability and space in the body, the antidote to a physically demanding and busy lifestyle, and a method for moving deeper in the practice with intelligence and care. This workshop will help you understand your yoga practice and deepen your body awareness.

To register please contact meghangoodman@hotmail.com.

Returning to Work

Greetings from the baby bubble.

It’s been a wonderful summer of getting to know our little Sage and spending time with friends and family.

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I’m excited to announce that I’m slowly returning to teaching, Sunday night’s starting mid-September, and Thursday night’s beginning in October at Ocean and Crow Yoga. Both classes are Slow Yoga from 6-7:15pm. Hope to see you there.

I’ll be offering 3 workshops in October for the public on movement and photography at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster with Body Narratives Collective. See our Outreach Workshop page for more info, call 604 527 4640 or click here to register http://anvilcentre.com/register/

Sage and I have also been back to the dance studio, co-directing research through Project CPR. Body Narratives Collective (Julia Carr and I) are working towards a production, April 20-23rd, 2016 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Here’s a little video David Cooper shot and put together for us capturing a few moments from our process. Thank you to all the dancers, Joel Destefano for his musical contributions, and Claire French for her mentorship.

Spring Iyengar Yoga Classes and Urban Creative Retreat

Greetings and Happy Spring. A big thank you to all who came out for classes and filled up the workshops this winter.

I am excited to be offering a range of Iyengar yoga classes and a new urban creative retreat workshop this spring. Please contact me if you are interested in attending these or would like to book a private session. Feel free to pass along this info to any friends you think might be interested as well.

You can email me at: meghangoodman@hotmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Awakening the Impulse

An Urban Creative Retreat

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As Spring emerges, come gather with others for An Urban Creative Retreat.

Allow the Seeds of Inspiration to be Unearthed.

Engage with others in various creative mediums, such as:

painting/drawing, collage, guided movement, meditation and discussion.

Through this creative process you can unblock channels and gain insights to take into your everyday life. No Art or Dance experience necessary.

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Co-facilitated by April Martin-Ko, a multi-disciplinary artist and holistic health practitioner, and Meghan Goodman, contemporary dance artist and Iyengar yoga instructor.

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When: Sunday April 19th
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
(with a half hour break)

Where: Full Circle Studio (fullcirclestudio.com)
1183 Odlum @ William
Cost: $65 Regular
$55 Early Bird Rate until April 5th
$55 with a Friend
$50 for Students
To Register Email: aprilstendernest@gmail.com

*****Iyengar Yoga Classes*****

Monday evenings at Green Room Yoga:

7:30-9pm Iyengar Yoga
The current session runs from Monday March 2 – April 26, there are 5 weeks left in the current session, if you’d like to register for 5 classes the costs is $87.

At Green Room Yoga the small class size and progressive nature of a pre-registered class allows for a safe and supportive environment for deepening ones practice. This class in geared towards yoga students with some experience who would like to work on their strength, flexibility, inversions and alignment.This is a pre-register classes with some room for drop-ins, it is $14 to drop in your first time.

www.greenroomyoga.ca

2645 East Hastings Street

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Ocean and Crow Yoga/Space:

1707 Grant Street just off Commercial Drive

Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

Sunday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

For a price list and full schedule see. oceanandcrow.ca

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Thursday morning’s at The Yoga Space:

Winter Session 2015: Monday January 19 – Sunday April 19 (13 weeks)

677 East 27th (in a new building on the north west corner of Fraser and 27th).

If you are curious to come try a class, the drop in price is $20.

8:30-10:00am  Iyengar Level 1

Suitable for those new to yoga, and/or new to Iyengar Yoga. Even practiced yogis will find a Level 1 class will help them discover fundamental principles that will refine and deepen their practice. The cost is $216 to pre-register for the 13 weeks of classes. The class size is small so you get lots of attention, plus this studio is well stocked with all of the props that make an Iyengar practice so unique, safe and rich in learning.

www.theyogaspace.ca