Workshops, Trainings & Retreats

Tensegrity Series Workshops with Swan

These workshop series will support all students of yoga who wish to practice pain free and without injury.

Understanding Tensegrity (part 1): Sunday September 20th 2015 (2pm-6pm)

Integrating Tensegrity into Active Practice (part 2): Sun May 31st (2-6pm) 2015

15% OFF to FIRST 8 to Register


Restorative Yoga Trainings with Swan & Nevah Eyton

Restorative Yoga Training for Teachers, Bodyworkers & Practitioners

Next Training: FALL 2015 – Only 2 spaces left

SPRING 2016 Training – EARLY BIRD Rate for first 8 to register:



Immersion Retreats with Swan

Join Swan in our NEW Immersion Weekend Retreats which will be held 3 times per year See details below.

New – Immersion Retreat Weekends with Swan:

Fall 2015 – Nov 6,7,8th
Winter 2016 – Feb 5,6,7th








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.

 

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

UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

VANCOUVER—The Path Yoga Centre
FALL 2015 Dates: Sept 25,26,27 & Oct 2,3,4 2015 (weekends)
Class Times: FRI 1pm-6pm, SAT 12pm-6pm, SUN 1pm-6pm
Course Fee: $650 [+ GST] = $682.50 (including 4 restorative classes & manual)
ONLY 2 SPACES REMAINING
Additional Requirement: 4 Restorative Classes @ The Path – Tues @ 1pm, Thurs @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 12pm (starting Sep 19th)

VANCOUVER—The Path Yoga Centre
SPRING 2016 Dates: Feb 26,27,28 & Mar 4,5,6 (weekends)
Class Times: FRI 1pm-6pm, SAT 12pm-6pm, SUN 1pm-6pm
Course Fee: $650 [+ GST] = $682.50 (including 4 restorative classes & manual)
FIRST 8 to REGISTER: $550 (+GST) = $577.50
Additional Requirement: 4 Restorative Classes @ The Path – Tues @ 1pm, Thurs @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 12pm (starting Sep 19th)


Course Options








New – Immersion Retreats with Swan

for practitioners of yoga & meditation



Join Swan for a series of weekend immersion retreats at The Path Yoga Centre

An “absorbing involvement” is one way the dictionary defines immersion. We have heard your many requests for an immersive experience to take your practice deeper. Swan loves to teach in this format and is very excited to bring a series of three, 3-day long intensives.

As the work deepens, no longer can the 90-minute container hold the subtle inquiry beyond and within the asana. Given the opportunity to relax into a place of bonded group process, naturally arising dharma content can be the entry point for a new conversation of body-mind. This in turn leads us to deeper possibilities of integration.

“The arc of our disappearance” (David Whyte) refers to some of life’s great cyclical questions of existence. Immersion will give participants space for these difficult questions to exist and each individual’s place in that sacred journey will be explored.

Teacher and student are not separate but immersed as one in an environment of inquiry. Together we are held as a gravitational force that revolves around the need to deepen our questions and to live our practice in a space of clarity and sanctuary.

Meditation, breath-work, asana and writing practices will all facilitate the conversation of our lives.

UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

– Fall 2015: November 6,7,8 2015 (Fri 1-6pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun 1 -6pm)

– Winter 2016: February 5,6,7 2015 (Fri 1-6pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun 1 -6pm)

Session Facilitator: Swan

COST: $250 per weekend ($225 for the FIRST 8 to register)


Immersion Retreat




MORE INFORMATION:
info@thepathyoga.com | 604.562.1944


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



Tensegrity Workshop Series

with Swan





Learn a sequence of movements designed to strengthen, tone and make more flexible and functional, the energy network of your body’s connective tissue. The intention of this series is to prepare and integrate the myofascial web in relation to your alignment of bones and joints for the optimal outcome of your asana practice.



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 practice. Suitable for ALL students of yoga who wish to practice pain free and without injury.

info@thepathyoga.com | 604.562.1944

Spring 2015 – UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

Understanding Tensegrity (Part 1) – Saturday April 25th 2015
Time: [2-6pm]
Location: The Path Yoga Centre
Session Facilitators: Swan
Cost: $75 + GST

Integrating Tensegrity into Active Practice (Part 2) – Sunday May 31st 2015
Time: [2-6pm]
Location: The Path Yoga Centre
Session Facilitators: Swan
Cost: $75 + GST

****Register for both and receive 4 Tensegrity Classes at The Path.

FALL 2015 – UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

Understanding Tensegrity (Part 1) – Sunday September 20th 2015
Time: [2-6pm]
Location: The Path Yoga Centre
Session Facilitators: Swan
Cost: $75 + GST
Early Bird Rate: 15% OFF to the first 8 to register

Integrating Tensegrity into Active Practice (Part 2) – FALL 2015
Time: [2-6pm]
Location: The Path Yoga Centre
Session Facilitators: Swan
Cost: $75 + GST
Early Bird Rate: 15% OFF to the first 8 to register

****Register for both and receive 4 Tensegrity Classes at The Path.


Tensegrity Workshop Series





2-hour Restorative Class with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

with Nevah Eyton, BCST, RCST®, E-RYT 500



New Class Sessions – Starting July 20th 2015

The intention of the class is to be immersed in a 2-hour restorative posture practice, while receiving hands-on therapy and adjustments that both support our unravelling as well as our capacity to deepen the quality of neutral and healing. A restorative practice is required, so our entry into postures is efficient and allows concentrated time on the hands-on work.




These sessions are limited to 8 people.

Note: You will receive a receipt for a Registered Craniosacral Session (RCST®) – which many extended health care plans cover.

UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

- Monday July 20th (4pm – 6pm) – FULL
- Saturday July 25th (1pm – 3pm)
- Sunday August 9th (1pm – 3pm) – 1 spaces left
- Saturday August 22nd (1pm – 3pm) – 3 spaces left
- Monday Sept 14th (4pm – 6pm) – 4 spaces left


COST: payable in the following ways
1. $40 cash or credit card
2. 3 Path classes from 10 or 20 class passes
3. $25 if you hold an Unlimited Pass at The Path
4. If you register for 2 sessions – $70

REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration is required. Purchase your space now with PayPal or send an email to confirm your space to
info@thepathyoga.com.


Restorative Class with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy





Adjustments Workshop

~ Learning to Teach Through Touch ~ with Swan



For Teachers of All Yoga Disciplines

In this workshop we will investigate the complexities of the teacher-student relationship through the touchy subject of touch.

WHEN, WHY and HOW? Exploring appropriate contact rooted in the safe container of the ethical relationship.

In the Workshop We Will Work With:

~ When would an adjustment be helpful?
~ Are you adjusting for yourself or the student?
~ What to look for both physically and energetically in the student?
~ How does the teacher work from a safe place in his/her own body?


ONLINE REGISTRATION:

info@thepathyoga.com | 604.562.1944



UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

TBA 2014
Time: 2:00–6:00pm
Location: The Path Yoga Centre
Session Facilitators: Swan
Cost: $75 + GST
Early Bird Registration 15% OFF until January 31st 2014



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.


ONLINE REGISTRATION:


Principles of Active Practice




info@thepathyoga.com | 604.562.1944

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.


UPCOMING DATES & HOURS:

Spring 2014 – TBA
Time: 2-6pm
Location: The Path Yoga Centre
Session Facilitators: Swan
15% OFF until Dec 15th 2013
Cost: $75