Winter Yoga Classes and Workshop

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Journey Inward: Gentle Yoga and Restorative Iyengar Techniques 

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Sunday, December 17 2017, 7-9 pm at Ocean and Crow

As we head towards the darkest part of the year, come spend a Sunday evening with Iyengar yoga instructor Meghan Goodman and unwind. Together we will practice gentle yoga postures, be guided through a series of pranayama breath exercises and then settle into deep relaxation. This workshop is a great way to nourish your nervous system and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, including those working with injuries and pregnant students who maintain a regular practice.

$35+tax before December 10th. Late registration (after Dec 10th) $40+tax

Register here: https://oceanandcrow.ca/node/1996

CLASSES

Courses at Ocean and Crow Yoga:

Aligning Body, Mind, and Breath

Friday’s 10-11:30am, 8-week course, January 12th-March 2nd.
Register before Dec 21st for early bird rate.

https://oceanandcrow.pike13.com/pack_products/447700

From the Ground Up

This popular Iyengar yoga course which focuses on a different area of the body each week is back!

Sundays, 7:30-9:00pm. 8-classes, January 7th-February 25th. Register before Dec 21st for early bird rate.

https://oceanandcrow.pike13.com/pack_products/447697

Iyengar Yoga Classes at

 Yoga on 7th:

Tuesdays 7:30- 9pm 
January 9 – February 13
February 20 – March 27
Saturdays 10:15-11:45am
January 13-February 24
**no class February 10th**
March 3-April 7

Email meghangoodman@hotmail.com to register for classes at
Yoga on 7th

$180 for 12-weeks, $96 for 6-weeks, $20 to drop in.

Cash, cheque or e-transfer only

NEW WINTER CLASS at the beautiful Yoga Space

Monday’s from 12:30-2pm, January 8th-April 2 (13 weeks). 

Register here: http://www.theyogaspace.ca/list-win18.html

If you know anyone who might be interested in this class, and available at this time, please feel free to send them my information. I’m really looking forward to teaching in this amazing facility again.

Registered students are welcome to bring someone who is new to the studio with them for free during the first 3 weeks of classes, so grab a friend and come join me.

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Fall into Winter

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It seems like yesterday (literally) when I was walking through trout lake park enjoying the beautiful fall colours. Over night, in the blink of an eye, it feels like winter is here. As someone who pretty much feels cold from now until July, I appreciate the warm and cozy studios I get to practice and teach in. I feel very grateful to be able to participate and collaborate with a community of people who join together to maintain their health and well being through yoga.

If you’d like to join me, I’ve got some new classes starting up soon. Send me a note if you have any questions: meghangoodman@hotmail.com

For the dance fans out there, I’ll be performing in Dance in Vancouver, a double bill featuring Aeriosa Second Nature (excerpt) and Co.ERASGA Tracing Malong.
Saturday November 25, 8pm
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 COURSES

Aligning Body, Mind, and Breath: Iyengar Yoga

Friday Mornings, 10-11:30am, 6-week course at Ocean and Crow

Register here: https://oceanandcrow.pike13.com/pack_products/437885

Do you want to start your day off right? Join Meghan Goodman, certified Iyengar yoga instructor, for an alignment based practice that will help you feel more centered and energized for your day. The teaching will focus on building stable and healthy foundations. We will work on improving concentration and developing inner awareness so that the postures become a form of ‘meditation in action’, integrating the body, mind and breath. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and we will discover together how the use of yoga props can assist us to find our bodies optimal flow of energy, to offer support when needed, and to move deeper in the postures without creating stress or tension. The specific content of the course will be tailored for the students enrolled; ie. where they are at in their practice, and what their goals and yoga curiosities are.

November 17th-December 22nd.

$102+tax before October 28th.

Late registration (after October 28th) $114+tax
*Registration for the full class comes with one Bonus Class that may be used before the end of the session for any other class on the schedule that allows drop-ins or to bring a friend (space permitting; please enroll online before class).

*This class has one spot available for financial assistance. Email julie@oceanandcrow.ca to apply.

 

Iyengar Yoga Classes at Yoga on 7th:

Tuesdays 7:30- 9pm 

November 7 – December 12

6-week session $96,  $20 Drop in.

 

Saturdays 10:15am- 11:45am

November 11-December 16 (5-weeks) **No Class November 25**

5-week session $80, Drop in $20.

Email meghangoodman@hotmail.com to register for classes at Yoga on 7th

(cash, cheque or e-transfer only accepted)

WORKSHOP

Journey Inward: Gentle Yoga and Restorative Iyengar Techniques 

Sunday, December 17, 2017 (NEW DATE)

7:00 to 9:00 pm at Ocean and Crow

As we head towards the darkest part of the year, come spend a Sunday evening with Iyengar yoga instructor Meghan Goodman and unwind. Together we will practice gentle yoga postures, be guided through a series of pranayama breath exercises and then settle into deep relaxation. This workshop is a great way to nourish your nervous system and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, including those working with injuries and pregnant students who maintain a regular practice.

$35+tax before November 26th. Late registration (after November 26th) $40+tax

Register here: https://oceanandcrow.ca/node/1996

 

Sun, Air, Sand and Ocean: Upcoming Yoga Courses and Workshops

Greetings, I hope you’ve all enjoyed this lovely transition into fall. I was fortunate enough to have a quick visit to Tofino to dance in the trees on the edge of the Pacific Rim Nation Park Reserve at Long Beach this September with Aeriosa. What a joy to take in the beauty and fresh air of that stunning place.

I’ve also recently completed my Intermediate Junior 1 teaching certification in Iyengar Yoga. I wanted to say a big thank you to my family, peers, and teachers who supported me in this work. The process of going through an assessment like this called to my mind tapas. Tapas is the third of the niyamas (personal observances) from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  It has been translated into English as heat, spiritual austerities, fiery discipline and internal fire.

BKS Iyengar wrote that, “A worthy aim makes life illumined, pure and divine. Without such an aim, action and prayer have no value. Life without tapas is like a heart without love.

My aim was simply to learn more, to develop in my own practice, and to be able to share this information through my teaching. I certainly feel that much was learned through this process and I look forward to continuing to sharing it with my students.
Please join me for the next set of classes this fall. I’ll be continuing to teach at Yoga on 7th and Ocean and Crow. I’ve added two special Sunday night workshops at Ocean and Crow November 5th and December 3rd. See below for details.

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Upcoming Iyengar Yoga Workshops at Ocean and Crow

Happy, Healthy Hips and Knees

Sunday, November 5th, 7:00-9:00pm

Join me for an informative 2 hour workshop in which we learn to both strengthen and open the hips. Through a series of standing poses we will warm up the hip muscles and learn to identify which ones assist us in balances and help us find stability in our pelvis. Next we will explore the seated work of both internal and external rotation. Learn how to find more ease in your hips without straining the knees or ankles, bringing circulation to this large group of muscles, and creating a positive response throughout the whole body. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, including those working with injuries and pregnant students who maintain a regular practice.

$40+tax before October 28th. Late registration (after October 28th) $45+tax

Register: https://oceanandcrow.ca/node/1998

Journey Inward: Gentle Yoga and Restorative Iyengar Techniques 

Sunday December 3 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 pm 

As we head towards the darkest part of the year, come spend a Sunday evening with Iyengar yoga instructor Meghan Goodman and unwind. Together we will practice gentle yoga postures, be guided through a series of pranayama breath exercises and then settle into deep relaxation. This workshop is a great way to nourish your nervous system and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, including those working with injuries and pregnant students who maintain a regular practice.

$35+tax before November 26th. Late registration (after November 26th) $40+tax

Register here: https://oceanandcrow.ca/node/1996

Aligning Body, Mind, and Breath: Iyengar Yoga

Friday Mornings, 10-11:30am, 6-week course at Ocean and Crow

Register here: https://oceanandcrow.pike13.com/pack_products/437885

Do you want to start your day off right? Join Meghan Goodman, certified Iyengar yoga instructor, for an alignment based practice that will help you feel more centered and energized for your day. The teaching will focus on building stable and healthy foundations. We will work on improving concentration and developing inner awareness so that the postures become a form of ‘meditation in action’, integrating the body, mind and breath. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and we will discover together how the use of yoga props can assist us to find our bodies optimal flow of energy, to offer support when needed, and to move deeper in the postures without creating stress or tension. The specific content of the course will be tailored for the students enrolled; ie. where they are at in their practice, and what their goals and yoga curiosities are.

November 17th-December 22nd.

$102+tax before October 28th.

Late registration (after October 28th) $114+tax
*Registration for the full class comes with one Bonus Class that may be used before the end of the session for any other class on the schedule that allows drop-ins or to bring a friend (space permitting; please enroll online before class).

*This class has one spot available for financial assistance. Email julie@oceanandcrow.ca to apply.

 

Classes at Yoga on 7th:

Tuesdays 7:30- 9pm

First set September 19 – October 24 ** No class** October 31st

Second set November 7 – December 12

6-week session $96,  $180 to sign up for both sessions (12 weeks), $20 Drop in.

 

Saturdays 10:15am- 11:45am

First set September 23 – November 4 **No Class September 30**

Second Set November 11-December 16 (5-weeks) **No Class November 25**

6-week session $96, 5-week session $80, Drop in $20.

Email meghangoodman@hotmail.com to register for classes at Yoga on 7th

(cash, cheque or e-transfer only accepted)

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Announcing Fall Iyengar Yoga Courses

Greetings and happy summer everyone.

I’d like to invite you to join me for some great courses coming up this fall. I’ll be continuing to teach my regular Sunday and Tuesday evening classes, but am also adding in two new classes, Saturday mornings at Yoga on 7th and Friday mornings at Ocean and Crow. Please continue reading below for the details, and let me know if you plan to join in for any of the 3 complimentary trial classes I’m offering in early September. These sample classes are a great way to try out the classes and see if they are a good fit, introduce friends and family to the practice, and get your foot back in the door after some time off.

Hope to see you on the mat soon.

Best,

Meghan

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Classes at Ocean and Crow Yoga

 

***NEW CLASS***Aligning Body Mind and Breath: Friday’s 10-11:30am

7 classes, September 15th-November 3rd. No class September 29th.

$119+tax before September 5th.

Late registration (after September 5th) $133+tax

Come join for a complimentary trial class on Friday, September 8th, 10:00-11:30am

You must register at least 24 hours in advance to save your spot, as space is limited, sign up through this link: https://oceanandcrow.pike13.com/group_classes/149941

 

Classes at Yoga on 7th:

Tuesdays 7:30- 9pm

Complimentary trial September 12th

First set September 19 – October 24 ** No class** October 31st

Second set November 7 – December 12

6-week session $96,  $180 to sign up for both sessions (12 weeks), $20 Drop in.

 

***NEW CLASS*** Saturdays 10:15am- 11:45am

Complimentary trial September 16

September 23 – November 4 **No Class September 30**

6-week session $96, Drop in $20.

 email meghangoodman@hotmail.com to register for classes at Yoga on 7th (cash, cheque or e-transfer only accepted)

 

Finally, if you feels so inclined…and if my teaching and/or these two studios have had a positive impact on your life, then I’d like to ask you for a favor.

Both Ocean and Crow and Yoga on 7th are independently run with very small budgets for advertising. And because we don’t have reception areas, it’s hard for people to walk in the door and have a look around. So we continue to be “discovered” by people who have lived in the neighbourhood and walked past the studio for years.

Can I ask for your help in creating some good word of mouth for us on the Internet? It doesn’t take much time, and every bit helps. I know that when I see positive reviews I feel more comfortable about trying out a new place.

Here are three easy ways you can give the studio a helping hand.

  1. You can like our page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Yogaon7th/ or  https://www.facebook.com/oceanandcrowyoga/

Once you’re there, look on the left hand side of the page and you’ll see a list with “Reviews” midway down. Click on that and it will open a screen with an invitation to “Tell people what you think” under some greyed out stars. That’s your spot to rate us and leave a review.

2. To leave a review on Google, search for Yoga on 7th or Ocean and Crow.

Google’s information on the studio will show up on the right hand side of the page. Scroll down and you’ll find a button to click to write a review. You can write something, add a photo if you like, or just give us a star rating, one to five.

3. To leave a review on Yelp, go to: https://www.yelp.ca/biz/yoga-on-7th-vancouver or  https://www.yelp.ca/biz/ocean-and-crow-yoga-space-vancouver

Your chance to leave a review is at the top of the page.

Thank you for helping us out.

Thank you also to Siobhan Sloane-Seale, Alisoun Payne and Aileen Warbrook for joining me in the above photo taken by Suzanne Rushton.

Summer Yoga Sessions

I wanted to thank those of you who came to check out “Ancestralizing the Present: Protocols and Practices in Northwest Coast First Nations Dance” at the Dance Centre on June 10th.  It was a huge honour to perform in this event. These companies will be sharing more collaborative work in Stanley Park July 15th.

I also wanted to thank those who joined Siobhan Sloane-Seale and I for the “Spring into Summer” workshop June 11th at Yoga on 7th.

It was a full weekend of culture, music and movement.

The next session of summer yoga courses are coming up and I’d like to invite you to a complimentary “Yoga on Us” class I’ll be teaching soon at Ocean and Crow. It’s a sample of the work we do in the “From the Ground Up” course which starts up July 9th.

The complimentary class is Wednesday June 21st from 6-7:15pm, please invite your friends and do register in advance as space is limited:  http://oceanandcrow.ca/node/1947

 

The next session at Yoga on 7th begins Tuesday June 20th-July 25th. It is $96 for the 6-weeks and $20 to drop in.

If you are interested in this session you can register directly with me either through an e-transfer sent to meghangoodman@hotmail.com or in person at the studio with cash or cheque.

Looking forward to some summer yoga with you.

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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.

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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