Workshops, Trainings & Retreats

Tensegrity Series Workshops with Swan

These workshop series will support you in understanding how to hold joints in neutral space and leave you with an expanded view of how your core can support your movement practice.

The Principles of Active Practice: February 18th 2018


Restorative Yoga Trainings with Swan & Nevah Eyton

Restorative Yoga Training for Teachers, Bodyworkers & Practitioners

Restorative Yoga Certification Training:

TBA

Non-Residential Immersion Retreats with Swan

Join Swan this fall in a new series that she will be teaching throughout the Fall/Winter practice session. See details below.

Immersion Retreat Weekends with Swan:

Spring 2018: Mar 16th-18th 2018








Restorative Yoga Training – The Art of Slowing Down

Course & Session Facilitators: Nevah Eyton & Swan




Restorative Yoga Certification Training

Restorative yoga is a powerful, simple healing practice that regulates the nervous system by slowing down, naturally releasing the layers of tension in which we hold— physically, emotionally & mentally. Its very nature is non intrusive, simply inviting us to surrender to the intelligence of the body—returning to our innate state of being.

This 35-hour training module focuses on the foundation, principles and approach of Restorative Practice. Designed to be an interactive experiential training, this course is taken by teachers of all yoga disciplines, healing practitioners, as well as students who want to deepen their personal practices.

Course Content:
– A solid foundation of classic postures, benefits and effective propping
– Understanding the process of slowing down and how it alleviates the effects of stress
– Restorative as a therapeutic & self-regulating practice
– Insight into nervous system and physiology
– Class Sequencing & flows
– Aspects of The Art of Teaching
– Language, Ethics & Hands-on Contact
– How to effectively integrate Restorative Yoga within another modality
– Time to embodying practice


Course Teachers & Facilitators:

Swan draws on over 25 years of studies in Western and Eastern practices and philosophies. 
Her teachings of Yoga and Meditation over the last 20 years have created a strong learning environment for her students to study a well rounded practice of the anatomical, the mental and the spiritual realms of practice.

Nevah (Wendy) Eyton brings over a decade of study and teaching within the fields of restorative yoga & therapeutic practice as a craniosacral therapist. Both of which feed her life-long passion of slowing down through nervous system self-regulation.

 


UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

VANCOUVER – The Path Yoga Centre
SPRING 2017 Dates: Feb 24,25,26 & Mar 3,4,5 (weekends)
Class Times: FRI 1pm-6pm, SAT 12pm-6pm, SUN 1pm-6pm
Course Fee: $675 + GST = $708.75 (including 4 restorative classes & manual)
FULL
Additional Requirement: 4 Restorative Classes @ The Path – Tues @ 1pm or Thurs @ 7:30pm

VANCOUVER – The Path Yoga Centre
Next training TBA
Class Times: FRI 1pm-6pm, SAT 12pm-6pm, SUN 1pm-6pm
Course Fee: $675 + GST = $708.75 (including 4 restorative classes & manual)
Additional Requirement: 4 Restorative Classes @ The Path – Tues @ 1pm or Thurs @ 7:30pm


Course Options






Testimonials:

“Thank you for imparting so much knowledge & for doing it in such a gentle, articulate and inclusive manner… this course has been a major catalyst in many peoples transformations.”
—Emily, Yoga Teacher, Calgary
“Everything in the course was completely clear, structured and yet flowed freely with fascinating discussions developing during and after class. This course is a revelation.”
—Karen, Yoga Teacher, Vancouver



Non-Residential Immersion Retreats with Swan

for practitioners of yoga & meditation



THE FIVE INVITATIONS

“We cannot be truly alive without maintaining an awareness of death” Frank Ostaseski

While snow lies on the ground, Spring may still seem far from arriving, but underneath our feet stirrings are yet pushing forth what will become succulent growing tips. This is Nature and this is our nature, it is the cycle of all living things. We arrive from the unborn and in our dying, release ourselves into the great unknown from which we came.
This workshop is an invitation to meet the fundamental truth of impermanence and greet the teachings of the fragility of all life. Learning to live with open hearted vulnerability can be the greatest gift of the essential life cycle: coming together and falling apart is happening all the time, can we learn to hold it in compassion and love?

Swan recently spent a week studying with Frank Ostaseski, Buddhist teacher, co-founder of the Zen Hospice project and author of “The Five Invitations, Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”. You can find his book online or at Banyen Books and Sound.

UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:


Spring 2018:
Dates: Mar 16,17,18 2018
Hours: Fri 1-6pm, Sat 1:30-6pm, Sun 1-5pm
Topic: THE FIVE INVITATIONS
Cost: $250 + GST


Immersion Retreat




MORE INFORMATION:
info@thepathyoga.com | 604.603.9370


Session Facilitator: Swan


Swan is the founder and director of The Path Yoga Centre in Vancouver. She draws on over 25 years of studies in Western and Eastern practices and philosophies. 
Swan’s teachings of Yoga and Meditation over the last 20 years have created a strong learning environment for her students to study a well rounded practice of the anatomical, the mental and the spiritual realms of practice. Swan is passionate about integrating Mindfulness practice into her teachings and understands meditation as the ground out of which Yoga arises. Her teachings of the asana practice integrate the application of tensegrity, which evokes ease and stillness in the movement. Swan’s most influential teachers and mentors include Donna Farhi, Gioia Irwin, Reggie Ray, Thomas Myers, Thich Nhat Hanh and Adyashanti. Swan teaches studio classes and maintains a busy yoga therapy practice in Vancouver.


Refining our practice through deepening


The Principles of Active Practice

with Swan



This workshop is for ALL students of yoga who wish to practice pain free and without injury. It is for asana students seeking a deeper synergy and efficiency in their body. Students who are new to the concepts of tensegrity will have an opportunity to explore how tensegrity manifests in the body and to embody these concepts by integrated asana practice.




Understanding tensegrity helps us to become like the willow in a storm. Supple and strong, we learn to use the forces not fight forces that move through us. We will learn to balance the natural forces of compression and tension within the body and to find harmony between appropriate tone and relaxation in your posture.

This workshop will support you in understanding how to hold joints in neutral space and leave you with an expanded view of how your core can support your practice.

info@thepathyoga.com | 604.603.9370

UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

The Principles of Active Practice – February 18th 2018
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: The Path Yoga Centre
Session Facilitator: Swan
Cost: $75 + GST

ONLINE REGISTRATION:


The Principles of Active Practice