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Marta’s Class

Slow Down, Plug In, Recharge – with Marta

Tara’s Class 

Cultivating Connection to the Self – with Tara

Yoga Class Descriptions

Slow down, Plug in and Recharge - on a break

 Cost: 

You may register weekly online 12 hours before the class

NEW Location: Suite 201, 126 Hurontario Street, Collingwood

Allow this mid week practice to become a routine, to help your body and mind slow down while we gently move through restorative poses. The sequence will allow you to connect to and listen to your body; to know what it needs, so you can nourish yourself from the inside out.

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This nourishment is essential for your parasympathetic nervous system, the one responsible for balancing and restoring our bodies into homeostasis and keeping our emotions regulated. The more mindful we are about our bodies and its states, the quicker we get into balance. The more in balance we are, the better we handle daily living stress. Let’s pause together, let’s be curious, let’s become better acquainted with our parasympathetic system, let’s plug in and recharge.

Cultivating Connection to Self with Tara - on a break

Cost 

You may register weekly online 12 hours before the class

NEW Location: Suite 201, 126 Hurontario Street, Collingwood

According to the Yoga Sutras, “Yoga is the ability to direct the activities and patterning of the mind. When this happens, the perceiver rests in their true nature [the Self]. (Yoga Sutra of Patanjali 1.2, 1.3). 

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When we are resting in our true nature/Self, it means the subtle bodies” are cleared and aligned, we experience the alleviation of our suffering and we are restored to health. Unfortunately, there are many layers of debris”, or trauma symptoms, held in the layers of our being (body, energy body, mind, emotions, intuition) that keep us from the realization of the Self.

The practice of yoga is to consciously and efficiently direct the removal of the debris, blockages or symptoms keeping us from our true nature and complete health. This unblocking allows energy to flow more freely through our systems so that we can come to rest in our true Self.

Using the subtle tools of yoga to direct the mind and create new patterning in our body, energy, emotions and intuition, we will endeavour to work towards cultivating a connection to the Self and restoring our being to health.  We will know we are headed the right direction if we begin to experience, even for a moment, deeper levels of health, a focused mind, a calm body, vitality, peace, joy, abundance and love.

This class is suitable for any level of student – absolute beginners to advanced – modifications will be offered. 

Individual Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the correct application of yoga tools at the right time to the particular individual to promote and enhance healing. These tools include, but are not limited to, asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), visualization, sound, mindfulness practices, meditation, ethical practices (Yamas and Niyamas), study of philosophy, diet, lifestyle and relationship to self, other and the natural world.

Yoga therapy examines each person’s unique physical, physiological, energetic, psychological, intuitive and causal bodies to determine a practice tailored to the individual that can assist the student to advance in whatever area they would like to address. This can include disease, chronic illness, psychological challenges including trauma symptoms, physical pain or injury, spirituality and whatever areas are relevant to the student. 

 

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Yoga therapy is a complimentary healing modality that can be used in conjunction with other forms of healing, including the medical model.

Students come to an initial assessment session where a complete yoga practice will be designed and taught with a focus on that student’s particular needs. Students will be asked to practice daily and to return for follow up sessions to advance and adjust the practice as needed. Students can also participate in classes that are offered, including self practice classes where they can join in community to do the practice they have been assigned in a group setting.

Our Yoga Therapy Philosophy

“Yoga is relationship” – TKV Desikachar

At CPYC our focus is to provide Therapeutic Yoga to enhance psychological, physical, physiological and spiritual health and as a complimentary form of healing for mental health issues. We aim to create a supportive community and to develop strong relationships with our students.

Both classes and individual yoga therapy sessions welcome people of all skill and ability levels, with more emphasis on breath work and simple movements designed to move students towards higher healing. Classes and individual sessions are not aimed at improving physical skill in the poses, but instead aim to help you go deeper inside yourself so that you can learn to be more embodied, aware, calm, nurtured and healthy.

We aim to design classes in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar who studied, developed and taught therapeutic yoga techniques to our teachers in the West. T. Krishnamacharya was an Indian yoga teacher, Ayurvedic healer and scholar. Often referred to as “the father of modern yoga,” Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century.

Yoga philosophies are indigenous to India and are based on thousands of years of knowledge development, observation, deep reflection and experimentation that have been codified by many scholars and mystics, who wrote such powerful works as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and many others and have been interpreted by the teachers in this lineage through tireless effort. We could never claim to have fully embodied these philosophies as so much of what is within them is cultural and language based, however, these tools are so powerful, that even what we have been able to grasp through years of study and self practice, have benefitted us and we hope they will benefit you. We appreciate the teachers who have generously, compassionately, directly and openly imparted their knowledge and skill with those of us who have been interested. In particular, we thank T. Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar, Dr. N. Chandrasekaran, Dr. Nitin, Felicia and Ante Pavlovic of Yoga Therapy Toronto, David Robson of AYCT and Sharath Jois of Sharath Yoga Centre.

Our Mission

To provide clients with an accepting, friendly space to discover their healing path and to develop therapeutic relationships that sustain, inspire and guide them.

To provide clients with highly skilled, self responsible and self aware psychotherapists and yoga therapists who are always striving to learn about advancements in their fields and to continually develop themselves.

To create psychoeducational opportunities for clients to empower them to learn about their symptoms and how they can move towards healing and growth.

To provide innovative training programs that develop highly competent, self aware, self responsible, and inspiring psychotherapists and yoga therapists.