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Upcoming Workshops

Intro to Meditation

by Ben Geldreich

Location: Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio

When: November 17th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free for members [$45 for non members]

In this hour and a half workshop we will dive a little deeper into the practice of meditation. We will answer some common questions on meditation, such as what are we doing? And why we are doing it? We will also look at meditation techniques, ways to approach the physical side of sitting in stillness, and discuss the many benefits of a meditation practice.

Benefits of meditation include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Better sleep and deeper rest
  • More patience
  • Improved focus and productivity
  • Increased compassion
  • Heightened body awareness

As part of this workshop, we will also spend some time looking at the breath and helpful breathing techniques. These techniques can be done anywhere and at any time, helping to support meditation as an easy and effective daily habit.

My hope is that you can walk away with a better understanding of what meditation is, how meditation may help you, and where you can start to incorporate this practice into your life.

If you’re new or seasoned to meditation, this workshop will be accessible to you. Comfortable clothes are recommended but not a necessity. I suggest bringing a hooded sweater or toque as sitting in stillness for longer periods of time can lower the body temperature.

Taking Care of Business: An in-depth look at the business side of being a yoga teacher

by Randy Chu and Ben Geldreich

Location: Semperviva Yoga Sea Studio

When: September 21st from 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Cost: $108 + GST

Are you a new or part-time yoga teacher wanting to expand your teaching opportunities?

How do you stand out as a new teacher in a saturated market?

Do you know what style of yoga you want to offer but struggling to describe and teach it?

Do you have the passion and drive to teach, but you just don’t know where to start?

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn essential skills to start a new business as a yoga teacher;
  • Develop marketing skills to acquire future teaching opportunities;
  • Strengthen negotiation skills and develop effective conversations around money;
  • Develop business acumen through discussions about ethics and boundaries; and
  • Complete a break-even analysis to understand the realities of teaching yoga as a career.

Bio:

With 17 years of combined experience, Randy and Ben have had a lot of time to work through the ins and outs of being both part-time and full-time yoga teachers. They are profoundly experienced as contractors in the yoga world and as full-time professionals for large corporations. These experiences have given Randy and Ben an understanding of the challenges faced by contractors and the importance of effective marketing to develop yoga careers. They want to share their knowledge with you to help smooth your path forward as a newer yoga teacher.

Join us for this two-part series as we dive a bit deeper into the business side of being a yoga teacher.

Meditation in a Modern World

with Ben Geldreich

Location: Dillon Consulting

When: September 12th 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Cost: Cooperate (Private Workshop)

Meditation in the modern world is a workshop designed to teach simple and effective mediation and breathing techniques. These breathing techniques can be done anywhere and at anytime, making meditation an easy and effective daily habit. We will break down a few of the many benefits of this practise with most of our time spent on breathing and meditative activities.

Please bring something to sit on. If sitting on the floor isn’t comfortable for you please bring a chair or a yoga mat to lie down on. Comfortable clothes are recommended but not a necessity.

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