Introduction to Self-Defense for Girls & Women in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Introduction to Self-Defense for Girls & Women in HCMC, Vietnam

Tuesday, October 3, 5:30-7:30pm
Yoga Joy Saigon - No. 14, P Street, Panorama, Phu My Hung, D7
Investment: $30 USD or VND equivalent

“The greatest warrior wins without fighting.” - Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.” In other words, the best self-defense is avoidance and awareness.

The threat of physical violence affects us all, whether it inhibits us from going where we want, when we want or standing up for ourselves in relationships, at school or in the workplace. Effective self-defense training can empower you to move more freely in the world and not let fear restrict your life.

We invite you to this safe and supportive workshop to learn awareness, situation assessment and simple physical techniques. We’ll learn to transform emotions such as fear, anxiety and anger to as a source of power that can allow women to respond effectively in potentially dangerous situations.

Beginners are welcome. This workshop is suitable for girls 13 years or older and women. Please bring something to write with for a self-awareness test.

Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot.

To register please contact Alison at: Alison@YogaJoySaigon.com

www.yogajoysaigon.com

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Yoga Anatomy & Alignment Workshop in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

Yoga Anatomy & Alignment Workshop in HCMC, Vietnam

Thursday, October 5, 5:30-8:30pm

Investment: $50 USD

This beginner’s mind workshop is for both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. We will start with an anatomy self-test to understand your joint limitations and abilities. We’ll then look at foundation postures under a microscope for joint alignment and muscular function.

Topics covered:

  • Eight major joints used in yoga
  • In-depth practical yoga application of joints and muscles
  • Bone proportion and orientation
  • How to improve alignment and technique
  • How to keep safe and free from injuries

This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers and students who would like to learn proper yoga anatomy & alignment.

This workshop counts towards 3 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

For registration and enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Oct
7
to Oct 12

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  • Full Moon Village Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Two Daily Lead Yoga Classes
  • Daily Guided Group Mindfulness Sessions
  • Group Sharing and Discussions
  • Healing Massages & Reiki (Extra) 
  • Morning & Evening Noble Silence
  • All Levels Welcome - no yoga or mindfulness experience required. 
  • Families are welcome. Please email for cost of extra guests not attending the retreat. 

Daily Schedule:
6-7am                Qi Gong, Walking & Sitting Meditation
7-7:30am           Fruit & Tea/Coffee
7:30-8:30am     Lecture
8:30-10am         Lead Yoga Class     
10:30am            Brunch
11am-4pm          Free Time/Massage        
4-5:30pm          Lead Gentle Yoga Class
5:30-6pm          Mindfulness Session
6:30pm              Mindful Dinner
* Noble Silence 8pm - 7am

Investment:

  • Shared $675 USD per person
  • Single $875 USD per person
  • Deposit: $300 USD due upon booking
  • Full payment required by September 1st, 2017

Included in the Fee:

  • Group Transportation from and to HCMC to Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne (4-hr drive).
  • Ensuite Villa Accommodation, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In Room Safe, Kitchenette, Private Villa Jacuzzi.
  • Two Healthy Vegetarian Meals a Day. 
  • 259 sqm Swimming Pool, Private and Quiet Beach. 
  • Yoga Shala Overlooking the Ocean.

    For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com
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Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Oct
14
to Oct 19

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  • Two Daily Lead Yoga Classes
  • Daily Guided Group Mindfulness Sessions
  • Group Sharing and Discussions
  • Healing Massages & Reiki (Extra) 
  • Morning & Evening Noble Silence
  • All Levels Welcome - no yoga or mindfulness experience required. 
  • Families are welcome. Please email for cost of extra guests not attending the retreat. 

Daily Schedule:
6-7am                Qi Gong, Walking & Sitting Meditation
7-7:30am           Fruit & Tea/Coffee
7:30-8:30am     Lecture
8:30-10am         Lead Yoga Class     
10:30am            Brunch
11am-4pm          Free Time/Massage        
4-5:30pm          Lead Gentle Yoga Class
5:30-6pm          Mindfulness Session
6:30pm              Mindful Dinner
* Noble Silence 8pm - 7am

Investment:

  • Shared $675 USD per person
  • Single $875 USD per person
  • Deposit: $300 USD due upon booking
  • Full payment required by September 1st, 2017

Included in the Fee:

  • Group Transportation from and to HCMC to Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne (4-hr drive).
  • Ensuite Villa Accommodation, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In Room Safe, Kitchenette, Private Villa Jacuzzi.
  • Two Healthy Vegetarian Meals a Day. 
  • 259 sqm Swimming Pool, Private and Quiet Beach. 
  • Yoga Shala Overlooking the Ocean.

    For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com
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Yoga Workshops in Hoi An, Vietnam
Oct
21
to Oct 24

Yoga Workshops in Hoi An, Vietnam

Yoga Workshops at Nomad Yoga Studio

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10.30am-12.30pm
Yoga Foundations
This beginner’s mind workshop is for both beginners and seasoned practitioners as well as yoga teachers. Come and get to know your body for a safe practice as we’ll share some of our latest yoga biomechanic findings. We’ll also look at the sun salutation and other foundation poses under a microscope for joint alignment and muscular function.

Topics covered:

  • Major joints used in yoga
  • In-depth practical yoga application of joints and muscles
  • Bone proportion and orientation
  • How to improve alignment and technique
  • How to keep safe and free from injuries
  • How to use the breath to flow through your practice (vinyasa)

Yoga Teachers: This workshop counts towards 2 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 1:45-3:45pm
Introduction to Mindfulness

We’ll start the workshop with a short discussion on mindfulness and get moving with some Qi Gong mindful movement to clear & activate our energy systems. We’ll then start a more sequential movement with simple yoga. We’ll end the session with a short guided meditation (mindful breathing) to help you carry the peacefulness and calmness with you.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Qi Gong Energy Activation & Release
Come join us and learn energy release & activation exercises to clear energetic blockages, turning stress into vitality. Qi Gong is a long term training program practiced to circulate, cultivate, regulate, enhance, and guide internal energies to achieve health, vitality, and spiritual awareness. It is an ancient Chinese system of healing and rejuvenation. It involves using your mind, conscious breathing and body to direct the flow of energy. This workshop is ideal for those who’d like to incorporate energy release & activation before a yoga practice, a gym session, presentation or self-practice at home every day.

This workshop is ideal for practitioners of all levels and experience. Children 11 years old or older are also encouraged to attend. Beginners are welcome.

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 4-6pm
Healing Through Restorative Yoga & Reiki

In this 2-hour masterclass you’ll be led through a sequence of restorative yoga poses with mindfulness guidance to help calm down the chattering mind so you can rest, relax and let go of tension and stress. Mindfulness combined with restorative yoga can also help you to come home to your body, in the present moment, where healing, happiness and life are available. Hands on Shamballa Reiki & massage will be also given in class. All levels of practitioners are beginners.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017| 10.30am-12.30pm
Connect Body & Mind with Gentle Flow Yoga

Need to de-stress? Come on in, roll out your mat and let the good words guide you through a sequence of delicious flowing poses (Vinyasa). This masterclass is designed to unite the mind, body and breath through a dynamic sequence of postures to leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and blissful. Options will always be given to suit your personal yoga practice. Come one, come all.

Investment:
350,000 VND per workshop, or 1,500,000 VND for all 5 workshops (300,000 each)

All levels are welcome. Space is limited please register soon.

Registration or enquiries:
Email: nomadyogaom@gmail.com
Call/Text: 01227184604
or Drop by the studio with payment at 06 Le Hong Phong

www.nomadyogahoian.com

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200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
30
to Dec 5

200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam

LOCATION
Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

DATES
Held on weekdays, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm
From October 30 - December 5, 2017

MODULE 1 - $800 USD
October 30 - November 3
November 6-9

MODULE 2 - $800 USD
November 10
November 13-17
November 20-22

MODULE 3 - $800 USD
November 23-24
November 27 - December 1
December 4-5

ALL THREE MODULES
$2400 USD

PAYMENT
If attending all 3 modules, a $1000 USD deposit upon registration is requested to hold your space. If attending 1 or 2 modules, full payment is requested upon registration to hold your space.

DAILY SCHEDULE
Meditation & Pranayama
Lead yoga practice
Mindful tea/coffee & fruit
Theory: yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology
Mindful lunch
Teaching methodology & practice teaching

INCLUDED IN THE FEE
A comprehensive course manual.

Full training details: http://saigonom.com/ymtt-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam/

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into your true nature and the world around you.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Special Yoga Classes in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
31
to Nov 16

Special Yoga Classes in HCMC, Vietnam

We're excited to announce a very special feature for this year's 200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in District 2. By request from our Saigon yoga students, we are opening up some morning yoga sessions to everyone. We'd love to have you join us!

Class dates:

  1. Tues, Oct 31
  2. Thur, Nov 2
  3. Tues, Nov 7
  4. Thur, Nov 9
  5. Tues, Nov 14
  6. Thur, Nov 16

Time: 8:30-10am. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to quietly and mindfully settle in.

Investment: 250,000 VND per session. Advanced booking and payment is requested.

Location: Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2

Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot.

Please email us to register or with any questions at saigonom@gmail.com

We look forward to sharing some beautiful yoga practices with you.

With Joy,
Sarah & Hang 

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One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
4
9:30am 9:30am

One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in HCMC, Vietnam

One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 9:30am-2pm
Investment: 1.150.000 VND
Location: Yoga Joy Saigon - No. 14, P Street, Panorama, Phu My Hung, District 7, HCMC

Please grab your cushion, yoga mat and join travelling yoga teachers Sarah and Hang for a nourishing day of goodness at Yoga Joy Saigon.

9:30-10am Energy Class: Qi Gong, Seated & Walking Meditation
10-11:30am Gentle Flow Yoga Class
11:30am-12:15pm Mindful Lunch
12:15-2pm Restorative Yoga Class

This retreat is suitable for all levels and ages 11 and up. Beginners are welcome.

Please bring a vegetarian lunch and snacks.

Space is limited. Please kindly reserve your space early.

To register please contact Alison at: Alison@YogaJoySaigon.com

www.yogajoysaigon.com

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Mindfulness Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
5
to Nov 26

Mindfulness Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam

  • District 2 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mindfulness Teacher Training in District 2, HCMC
Nov 5, 19, 25, 26, 2017
9am-5pm

This intensive 4-day course is broken down into 3 modules.

Module 1. Basics of Mindfulness
* What is mindfulness?
* Simple practices of mindfulness.
* How to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.

Module 2. Roots of Mindfulness
* History & theories of mindfulness
* Science of mindfulness
* How to cultivate compassion, joy, equanimity and forgiveness.

Module 3. The Art of Teaching Mindfulness
* Building blocks of teaching mindfulness
* Teach to various ages and background
* Learn how to work with people individually and how to integrate mindfulness into one-on-one sessions in therapy / coaching / bodywork
* Practice teaching: lead a mindfulness session

The first step toward becoming a Mindfulness Teacher is to have an established daily mindfulness practice of at least one year, ongoing daily sitting meditation practice, and a regular practice in mindful movement practice such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or yoga. Ongoing practice of loving-kindness and self-compassion in daily life is also essential.

Investment: $2000 USD per person (or VND equivalent)

Fee includes:
* Mindfulness manual: Definition of mindfulness, guided mediation (walking or sitting), gathas, mindful songs, history and theories of mindfulness.
* Certificate of completion

Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot.

Please email us to register or with any questions at saigonom@gmail.com

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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in HCMC, Vietnam

Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
9am - 5pm
Location: Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC
Investment: $350 USD or VND equivalent. Includes manual and saigon om certificate. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamablla Reiki practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine. 

Shamballa Reiki is a method of energy healing. It is an expansion of Dr Usui’s Reiki method. The Shamballa energy works on all levels of an individual’s being, from the physical body through to the outermost layers of the energy field. Because of this multi-layered quality, this modality of healing works on all dimensions - physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.

  • Shamballa supports the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
  • It re-energizes the body and soul and this can re-establish a connection to many areas of your life.
  • Shamballa promotes well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • It loosens up any blocked energy and cleanses the body of toxins which also encourages healing.
  • It adjusts to meet your needs so you will always receive the amount that is just right for you.
  • It is good for stress reduction and for releasing addictions.
  • Shamballa is for everyone; it cannot cause any harm since it is a very gentle healing force. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamballa practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for a positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

THE TRAINING WILL COVER:

  • Level 1: Self-Healing
  • Level 2: Practitioner
  • History of Reiki
  • What is healing and why do we need it
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakras
  • Meditations for grounding, chakra opening, and heart opening
  • Restorative yoga with Reiki
  • Deep relaxation
  • An attunement, for the transmission of Reiki energy to the students
  • Self-healing
  • Gentle Qi Gong to wake up the body in the morning
  • Reiki symbols and how to use them
  • Practical step-by-step guidance for offering Reiki treatments
  • Time for practicing Reiki

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Restorative Yoga Training in HCMC, Vietnam

  • District 2, HCMC Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DATE: Saturday & Sunday, November 25-26, 2017  
TIME: 8:30am-2:30pm
LOCATIONMandala Wellness, District 2, HCMC
INVESTMENT: $300 USD or VND equivalent 

Restorative yoga is the art of being at ease. It is conscious rest that allows us to renew our health & strength, and teaches us self care. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax & rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, the mind starts to calm down and rest while all the organ systems of the body get a chance to rest as well. This begins the journey of restoring the body and mind back to its healthy state. 

A regular restorative yoga practice will deepen your spiritual and mindfulness practice, reduce blood pressure, improve digestion, release tension/stress, overcome insomnia, and help you feel more energized. The training allows you to experience the effects of restorative yoga as well as mindfully guiding them, if you’re already a yoga teacher. 

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS TRAINING?

  • Yogis at all levels who'd like to deepen their restorative yoga knowledge and practice.
  • Yoga teachers, physical therapists, body workers, energy workers, Pilates and fitness instructors, stress management professionals, and health counselors.
  • We will accommodate and differentiate for all levels of practitioners. 

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Anatomy & Physiology: The physiology of muscle relaxation; The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system; Stress, trauma, and the impact on the body and mind.
  • Techniques, Training & Practice: Eight essential restorative yoga postures; A guide to props; Sequences for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems, menstruation, and menopause; Prenatal yoga techniques; Pranayama: 3-part diaphragmatic breathing and other breath work.
  • Teaching Methodology: The mindful art and skill of teaching restorative yoga; Provide physical support & comfort to students; How to sequence & teach a class in restorative yoga using mindful cues; Creating a safe environment in the restorative yoga class; How to lead meditation and guided relaxation.
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics: Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga.

Yoga Teachers: This module counts towards 12 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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One-Day Mindfulness & Qi Gong Retreat in Portarlington, Australia
Dec
9
9:30am 9:30am

One-Day Mindfulness & Qi Gong Retreat in Portarlington, Australia

Date: Saturday, December 9 , 2017 | 9:30am-3:30pm
Investment: $50
Location: Portarlington (90-minute drive from Melbourne)

Please grab your cushion, yoga mat and join travelling practitioners Sarah and Hang for a nourishing day of goodness in beautiful oceanic Portarlington, a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.

9:30-10am Welcome Circle
10-11am: Introduction to Mindfulness. What is mindfulness and how to bring it into everyday life.
11am-12:30pm: Mindful Movement with Qi Gong and mindful walking to increase circulation and awaken the mind.
12:30-1:30pm: Mindful Lunch
1:30-2pm: Deep Relaxation
2-3pm: Dharma Talk
3-3:30pm: Dharma Sharing & Mindful Singing

This retreat is suitable for all levels and ages 11 and up. Beginners are welcome.

Please bring a vegetarian lunch and snacks.

Space is limited. Please kindly reserve your space early.

Contact Sarah and Hang for registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in Kingston, Ontario
Feb
17
to May 13

200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in Kingston, Ontario

  • Kingston, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the full course description, go to: http://saigonom.com/ymtt-kingston-ontario-canada/

February 17 - May 13, 2018
Held over 9 weekends
Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm

MODULE 1 - $1000 CAD (incl HST)
February 17/18
February 24/25
March 3/4

MODULE 2 - $1000 CAD (incl HST)
March 24/25
April 7/8
April 14/15

MODULE 3 - $1000 CAD (incl HST)
April 28/29
May 5/6
May 12/13

ALL THREE MODULES
$3000 CAD (incl HST)

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The teacher training is open to all those who desire to deepen their practice and learn how to teach yoga, mindfulness and meditation. You can be a novice or experienced practitioner, an existing teacher wanting to refresh your practices, or an aspiring yoga teacher. 

The idea is to individually assist you in going deeper into your current practice to gain a sense of purpose and introspection, and to help lead a more disciplined lifestyle with more self awareness and thus gain/maintain good health, fitness, and focus. We hope you’ll then share this deep insight with others, if teaching is your aspiration down the road.

In this teacher training you will:

  • Gain a better insight of your own physical asana (posture) practice. 
  • Learn how to design your own daily/weekly/monthly organic practice to bring equilibrium and harmony into your life.  
  • Learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us; nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present, look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves.
  • Gain a better understanding of anatomical alignment, biomechanics & joint restrictions, and how to keep safe and free from injuries.
  • Understand the profound history behind yoga.
  • Learn how to find your own teacher voice, carry yourself as a teacher and support/accommodate your students.
  • Be prepared on how to provide hands-on assistance and adjustments.
  • Learn how to run your own yoga business.

Daily Schedule:
8:30am Qi Gong, Seated & Walking Meditation, Pranayama
9:30am Lead yoga practice
11am Break
11:15am Theory: yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology, mindfulness practices & tools
1:15pm Mindful lunch
2pm Teaching methodology & practice teaching
4pm Inversions/Lead gentle class
5pm Mindfulness session
5:30pm Finish for the day

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into your true nature and the world around you.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Kingston, Ontario
Apr
21
to Apr 23

Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Kingston, Ontario

DATES: 
Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018

LOCATION: Kingston, Ontario.

INVESTMENT : $375 CAD. Includes manual and saigon om certificate. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamablla Reiki practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

Shamballa Reiki is a method of energy healing. It is an expansion of Dr Usui’s Reiki method. The Shamballa energy works on all levels of an individual’s being, from the physical body through to the outermost layers of the energy field. Because of this multi-layered quality, this modality of healing works on all dimensions - physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.

  • Shamballa supports the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
  • It re-energizes the body and soul and this can re-establish a connection to many areas of your life.
  • Shamballa promotes well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • It loosens up any blocked energy and cleanses the body of toxins which also encourages healing.
  • It adjusts to meet your needs so you will always receive the amount that is just right for you.
  • It is good for stress reduction and for releasing addictions.
  • Shamballa is for everyone; it cannot cause any harm since it is a very gentle healing force. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamballa practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for a positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

THE TRAINING WILL COVER:

  • Level 1: Self-Healing
  • Level 2: Practitioner
  • History of Reiki
  • What is healing and why do we need it
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakras
  • Meditations for grounding, chakra opening, and heart opening
  • Restorative yoga with Reiki
  • Deep relaxation
  • An attunement, for the transmission of Reiki energy to the students
  • Self-healing
  • Gentle Qi Gong to wake up the body in the morning
  • Reiki symbols and how to use them
  • Practical step-by-step guidance for offering Reiki treatments
  • Time for practicing Reiki

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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3-Week Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario
May
1
to May 17

3-Week Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario

Dates: May 1-17, 2018 (6 sessions)
Times: Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30-8pm
Location: Downtown Kingston
Investment: $120 CAD

This course is about learning to integrate mindfulness in our daily lives. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with ourselves and with those around us.

When we learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us, we nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present, look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves. When the seeds of peace and happiness have grown in our hearts, we can offer that abundance to those around us, doing our part to contribute to the well-being of the world.

Research has indicated that a mindful lifestyle can reduce stress & anxiety, cultivate joy, inner peace and overall well-being, to name a few.

In this course, you will be guided in various mindful activities and assigned homework to deepen your personal practice and growth. Some of the guided course activities include: guided meditation, walking meditation, silent sitting meditation and mindful movements with gentle stretching (Qi Gong, Tai Chi, yoga.) The group setting also helps cultivate and regenerate our mindfulness energy.

Hang and Sarah will be sharing their mindfulness practice and experience in the tradition of Buddhist Zen teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community. We warmly welcome and respect people from all faiths.

This course is suitable for beginner or seasoned meditation practitioners.

Please email Sarah & Hang at saigonom@gmail.com to reserve your place.

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in Kingston, Ontario
May
19
to May 20

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in Kingston, Ontario

DATE: Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20, 2018
TIME: 8:30am-2:30pm
LOCATION: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
INVESTMENT: $350 CAD 

Restorative yoga is the art of being at ease. It is conscious rest that allows us to renew our health & strength, and teaches us self care. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax & rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, the mind starts to calm down and rest while all the organ systems of the body get a chance to rest as well. This begins the journey of restoring the body and mind back to its healthy state. 

A continuous restorative yoga practice may deepen your spiritual and mindfulness practice, reduce blood pressure, improve digestion, release tension/stress, overcome insomnia and feel more energize. The training allows you to experience the effects of restorative yoga as well as mindfully guiding them, if you’re already a yoga teacher. 

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS TRAINING?

  • Yogis at all levels who'd like to deepen their restorative yoga knowledge and practice.
  • Yoga teachers, physical therapists, body workers, energy workers, Pilates and fitness instructors, stress management professionals, and health counselors.
  • We will accommodate and differentiate for all levels of practitioners. 

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Anatomy & Physiology: The physiology of muscle relaxation; The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system; Stress, trauma, and the impact on the body and mind.
  • Techniques, Training & Practice: Eight essential restorative yoga postures; A guide to props; Sequences for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems, menstruation, and menopause; Prenatal yoga techniques; Pranayama: 3-part diaphragmatic breathing and other breath work.
  • Teaching Methodology: The mindful art and skill of teaching restorative yoga; Provide physical support & comfort to students; How to sequence & teach a class in restorative yoga using mindful cues; Creating a safe environment in the restorative yoga class; How to lead meditation and guided relaxation.
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics: Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga.

This module counts towards 12 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in Kingston, Ontario
Jul
9
to Aug 1

200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in Kingston, Ontario

For the full course description, go to: http://saigonom.com/ymtt-kingston-ontario-canada/

July 9 - August 1, 2018
Held on 18 weekdays over 4 weeks
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm

MODULE 1 - $1000 CAD (incl HST)
July 9-13
July 16

MODULE 2 - $1000 CAD (incl HST)
July 17-20
July 23-24

MODULE 3 - $1000 CAD (incl HST)
July 25-27
July 29 - August 1

ALL THREE MODULES
$3000 CAD (incl HST)

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The teacher training is open to all those who desire to deepen their practice and learn how to teach yoga, mindfulness and meditation. You can be a novice or experienced practitioner, an existing teacher wanting to refresh your practices, or an aspiring yoga teacher. 

The idea is to individually assist you in going deeper into your current practice to gain a sense of purpose and introspection, and to help lead a more disciplined lifestyle with more self awareness and thus gain/maintain good health, fitness, and focus. We hope you’ll then share this deep insight with others, if teaching is your aspiration down the road.

In this teacher training you will:

  • Gain a better insight of your own physical asana (posture) practice. 
  • Learn how to design your own daily/weekly/monthly organic practice to bring equilibrium and harmony into your life.  
  • Learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us; nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present, look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves.
  • Gain a better understanding of anatomical alignment, biomechanics & joint restrictions, and how to keep safe and free from injuries.
  • Understand the profound history behind yoga.
  • Learn how to find your own teacher voice, carry yourself as a teacher and support/accommodate your students.
  • Be prepared on how to provide hands-on assistance and adjustments.
  • Learn how to run your own yoga business.

Daily Schedule:
8:30am Qi Gong, Seated & Walking Meditation, Pranayama
9:30am Lead yoga practice
11am Break
11:15am Theory: yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology, mindfulness practices & tools
1:15pm Mindful lunch
2pm Teaching methodology & practice teaching
4pm Inversions/Lead gentle class
5pm Mindfulness session
5:30pm Finish for the day

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into your true nature and the world around you.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Tai Chi Teacher Training in Kingston, Canada
Aug
10
to Aug 19

Tai Chi Teacher Training in Kingston, Canada

DATES
August 10-12 & August 17-19, 2018
Friday 6-8pm, Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm

LOCATION
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

INVESTMENT
$750 CAD

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi is derived from Qi Gong. They are both disciplines that involve the mind, breath, and movement to create a calm, natural balance of energy that can be used in work, recreation or self-defense. 

By the end of the 6-day training, you will be able to learn the entire short Yang sequence with a deeper understanding of this energetic practice. You will also be able to teach this sequence to all levels, if teaching is something you are aspired to do. 

This course will also include how to integrate mindfulness in our daily lives. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with ourselves and with those around us. When we learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us, we nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present. Research has indicated that a mindful lifestyle can reduce stress & anxiety, cultivate joy, inner peace and overall well-being, to name a few. 

In the training, you will learn:

  • Basic energy activation exercises to clear energy blockages and increase circulation. 
  • Tai Chi warm-ups & stretches.
  • Simple energetic Qi Gong exercises to get the "qi" or energy flowing.
  • Incorporate breath with movement. 
  • Tips to remember movement names using association.  
  • How to set up and tailor a Tai Chi class to certain groups of participants. 
  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices and how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life as a teacher. 

Beginners Welcome

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into the art of energy (qi) healing with Qi Gong & Tai Chi.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage Course in Kingston, Ontario
Aug
24
to Sep 9

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage Course in Kingston, Ontario

Dates: August 24-26 & September 7-9, 2018.
Friday 6-8pm, Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Investment: $900 CAD

  • 6 days of comprehensive and intensive training.
  • Focus on basic elements of Hawaiian bodywork, traditions and philosophies.
  • Ideal for everyone, including beginners or anyone wanting to become a Lomi Lomi massage professional practitioner.
  • All participants receive a certificate of completion.

What you will learn:

  • Practice and perfect the Lomi Lomi massage techniques for a full body 90-minute massage.
  • Basic anatomy, including contraindications.
  • Powerful tools to encourage the release of tension and stress.
  • How to create a sacred space for maximum healing.
  • Flying - a form of moving meditation that is incorporated in the massage strokes.
  • Give and receive many wonderful, flowing and healing massages.
  • How to set up your Lomi Lomi business.
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One-Day Mindfulness & Qi Gong Retreat in Portarlington, Australia
Sep
9
9:30am 9:30am

One-Day Mindfulness & Qi Gong Retreat in Portarlington, Australia

Date: Saturday, September 9 , 2017 | 9:30am-4pm
Investment: $50
Location: Portarlington (90-minute drive from Melbourne)

Please grab your cushion, yoga mat and join travelling practitioners Sarah and Hang for a nourishing day of goodness in beautiful oceanic Portarlington, a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.

9:30-10am Welcome Circle
10-11:15am: Introduction to Mindfulness. What is mindfulness and how to bring it into everyday life.
11:15am-12:30pm: Mindful Movement with Qi Gong and mindful walking to increase circulation and awaken the mind.
12:30-1:30pm: Mindful Lunch
1:30-2:15pm: Deep Relaxation
2:15-3:15pm: Dharma Talk
3:15-4pm: Dharma Sharing & Mindful Singing

This retreat is suitable for all levels and ages 11 and up. Beginners are welcome.

Please bring a vegetarian lunch and snacks.

Space is limited. Please kindly reserve your space early.

Contact Sarah and Hang for registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Melbourne, Australia
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Melbourne, Australia

  • Kangaroo Ground Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DATES: 
Saturday, September 2, 9am-5pm & Sunday, September 3, 9am-4:30pm

LOCATION: The Kangaroo Ground centre, Kangaroo Ground

INVESTMENT : $375 AUD. Includes manual and saigon om certificate. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamablla Reiki practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine. 

Shamballa Reiki is a method of energy healing. It is an expansion of Dr Usui’s Reiki method. The Shamballa energy works on all levels of an individual’s being, from the physical body through to the outermost layers of the energy field. Because of this multi-layered quality, this modality of healing works on all dimensions - physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.

  • Shamballa supports the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
  • It re-energizes the body and soul and this can re-establish a connection to many areas of your life.
  • Shamballa promotes well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • It loosens up any blocked energy and cleanses the body of toxins which also encourages healing.
  • It adjusts to meet your needs so you will always receive the amount that is just right for you.
  • It is good for stress reduction and for releasing addictions.
  • Shamballa is for everyone; it cannot cause any harm since it is a very gentle healing force. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamballa practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for a positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

THE TRAINING WILL COVER:

  • Level 1: Self-Healing
  • Level 2: Practitioner
  • History of Reiki
  • What is healing and why do we need it
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakras
  • Meditations for grounding, chakra opening, and heart opening
  • Restorative yoga with Reiki
  • Deep relaxation
  • An attunement, for the transmission of Reiki energy to the students
  • Self-healing
  • Gentle Qi Gong to wake up the body in the morning
  • Reiki symbols and how to use them
  • Practical step-by-step guidance for offering Reiki treatments
  • Time for practicing Reiki

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Don't Miss the Bliss Part 3 - Yoga Workshops in HCMC, Vietnam
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Don't Miss the Bliss Part 3 - Yoga Workshops in HCMC, Vietnam

"Don't Miss The Bliss Part 3"

A weekend of yoga workshops at Yoga Joy Saigon

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 10am-12pm
Yoga Foundations

This beginner’s mind workshop is for both beginners and seasoned practitioners as well as yoga teachers. Come and get to know your body for a safe practice as we’ll share some of our latest yoga biomechanic findings. We’ll also look at the sun salutation and other foundation poses under a microscope for joint alignment and muscular function.

Topics covered:

  • Major joints used in yoga
  • In-depth practical yoga application of joints and muscles
  • Bone proportion and orientation
  • How to improve alignment and technique
  • How to keep safe and free from injuries
  • How to use the breath to flow through your practice (vinyasa)

Yoga Teachers: This workshop counts towards 2 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 1:30-3:30pm
Healing Through Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness & Reiki

In this 2-hour master class you’ll be led through a sequence of restorative yoga poses with mindfulness guidance to help calm down the chattering mind so you can rest, relax and let go of tension and stress. Mindfulness combined with restorative yoga can also help you to come home to your body, in the present moment, where healing, happiness and life are available. Hands on Shamballa Reiki & massage will be also given in class. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Requirement: your lovely smile. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 10am-12pm
Qi Gong Energy Activation & Release

Come join us and learn energy release & activation exercises to clear energetic blockages, turning stress into vitality. Qi Gong is a long term training program practiced to circulate, cultivate, regulate, enhance, and guide internal energies to achieve health, vitality, and spiritual awareness. It is an ancient Chinese system of healing and rejuvenation. It involves using your mind, conscious breathing and body to direct the flow of energy. This workshop is ideal for those who’d like to incorporate energy release & activation before a yoga practice, a gym session, presentation or self-practice at home every day.

This workshop is ideal for practitioners of all levels and experience. Children 11 years old or older are also encouraged to attend. Beginners are welcome.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 1:30-3:30pm
Advanced Yoga Poses

Take your practice to new levels and learn how to do some of the more challenging poses correctly and safely, including deep twists, backbends, forward bends, inversions and fun arm balancing poses. Bring along your questions or your favourite poses to this engaging workshop and we’ll help take your practice to new levels. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Yoga Teachers: This workshop counts towards 2 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

Investment:
All 4 workshops 2,400,000 VND (600,000/workshop) OR 700,000 VND/workshop

Location:
Yoga Joy Saigon - No. 14, P Street, Panorama, Phu My Hung, District 7, HCMC

Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot.

To register please contact Alison at: Alison@YogaJoySaigon.com

www.yogajoysaigon.com

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Prenatal Yoga Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Prenatal Yoga Training in HCMC, Vietnam

DATE: Thursday & Friday, August 24-25, 2017
TIME: 8:30am-2:30pm
LOCATION: Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC
INVESTMENT: $300 USD or VND equivalent

This prenatal training prepares yoga teachers to confidently make appropriate modifications and assists to pregnant students in regular yoga classes.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Discussion specific to pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
  • Techniques, Training & Practice: Poses to support a healthy pregnancy; Modification for key poses for each trimester; Contraindicated poses; Modified sun salutations for prenatal.
  • Teaching Methodology: How to integrate mindfulness into your practice and your classes; Relaxation and visualization with pranayama (breath work) and meditation.
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics: Includes traditional yoga philosophy as it may apply to lifestyle and well-being during pregnancy.

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS TRAINING?

  • Yogis at all levels who'd like to deepen their prenatal yoga knowledge and practice.
  • Yoga teachers.
  • We will accommodate and differentiate for all levels of practitioners. 

Yoga Teachers: This training counts towards 12 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Aug
21
to Aug 22

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam

DATE: Monday & Tuesday, August 21-22, 2017  
TIME: 8:30am-2:30pm
LOCATION: Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC
INVESTMENT: $300 USD or VND equivalent 

Restorative yoga is the art of being at ease. It is conscious rest that allows us to renew our health & strength, and teaches us self care. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax & rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, the mind starts to calm down and rest while all the organ systems of the body get a chance to rest as well. This begins the journey of restoring the body and mind back to its healthy state. 

A continuous restorative yoga practice may deepen your spiritual and mindfulness practice, reduce blood pressure, improve digestion, release tension/stress, overcome insomnia and feel more energize. The training allows you to experience the effects of restorative yoga as well as mindfully guiding them, if you’re already a yoga teacher. 

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS TRAINING?

  • Yogis at all levels who'd like to deepen their restorative yoga knowledge and practice.
  • Yoga teachers, physical therapists, body workers, energy workers, Pilates and fitness instructors, stress management professionals, and health counselors.
  • We will accommodate and differentiate for all levels of practitioners. 

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Anatomy & Physiology: The physiology of muscle relaxation; The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system; Stress, trauma, and the impact on the body and mind.
  • Techniques, Training & Practice: Eight essential restorative yoga postures; A guide to props; Sequences for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems, menstruation, and menopause; Prenatal yoga techniques; Pranayama: 3-part diaphragmatic breathing and other breath work.
  • Teaching Methodology: The mindful art and skill of teaching restorative yoga; Provide physical support & comfort to students; How to sequence & teach a class in restorative yoga using mindful cues; Creating a safe environment in the restorative yoga class; How to lead meditation and guided relaxation.
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics: Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga.

Yoga Teachers: This module counts towards 12 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Jul
21
to Jul 26

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  • Two Daily Lead Yoga Classes
  • Daily Guided Group Mindfulness Sessions
  • Group Sharing and Discussions
  • Daily Lecture on Mindfulness & Yoga
  • Healing Massages & Reiki (Extra) 
  • Morning & Evening Noble Silence
  • All Levels Welcome - no yoga or mindfulness experience required. 
  • Families are welcome. Please email for cost of extra guests not attending the retreat. 

Daily Schedule:
6-7am                Qi Gong, Walking & Sitting Meditation
7-7:30am           Fruit & Tea/Coffee
7:30-8:30am     Lecture
8:30-10am         Lead Yoga Class     
10:30am            Brunch
11am-4pm          Free Time/Massage        
4-5:30pm          Lead Gentle Yoga Class
5:30-6pm          Mindfulness Session
6:30pm              Mindful Dinner
* Noble Silence 8pm - 7am

Investment:

  • Shared room (with a partner/friend) $675 USD per person
  • Single room $875 USD per person

Included in the Fee:

  • Group Transportation from and to HCMC to Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne (4-hr drive).
  • Ensuite Villa Accommodation, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In Room Safe, Kitchenette, Private Villa Jacuzzi.
  • Two Healthy Vegetarian Meals a Day. 
  • 259 sqm Swimming Pool, Private and Quiet Beach. 
  • Yoga Shala Overlooking the Ocean.

    For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com
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200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Jun
24
to Jul 19

200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in Mui Ne, Vietnam

For the full course description, go to: http://saigonom.com/yoga-teacher-training/

The teacher training is open to all those who desire to deepen their practice and learn how to teach yoga, mindfulness and meditation. You can be a novice or experienced practitioner, an existing teacher wanting to refresh your practices, or an aspiring yoga teacher. 

The idea is to individually assist you in going deeper into your current practice to gain a sense of purpose and introspection, and to help lead a more disciplined lifestyle with more self awareness and thus gain/maintain good health, fitness, and focus. We hope you’ll then share this deep insight with others, if teaching is your aspiration down the road.

In this teacher training you will:

  • Gain a better insight of your own physical asana (posture) practice. 
  • Learn how to design your own daily/weekly/monthly organic practice to bring equilibrium and harmony into your life.  
  • Learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us; nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present, look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves.
  • Gain a better understanding of anatomical alignment, biomechanics & joint restrictions, and how to keep safe and free from injuries.
  • Understand the profound history behind yoga.
  • Learn how to find your own teacher voice, carry yourself as a teacher and support/accommodate your students.
  • Be prepared on how to provide hands-on assistance and adjustments.
  • Learn how to run your own yoga business.

The training is divided into three modules. You are welcome to attend the entire training to receive your 200-hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Certification. If you do not have a lot of time, you are welcome to attend either the first or second module, or both.  And then enrol in the other modules at a later date (i.e. next year, June 2018).

To enrol in Module 3: It is required that you first attend Module 1 and Module 2 OR you are currently a yoga teacher and would like to deepen your teaching and practice knowledge.

Module 1 - $1200 USD
June 24 - July 1, 2017 

Module 2 - $1200 USD
July 1 - 8, 2017 

Module 3 - $1850
July 8 - July 19, 2017

All Three Modules
June 24 – July 19, 2017
Early bird: $3750 USD. Full payment required by April 1, 2017.
Regular: $4250 USD. Full payment required by June 1, 2017.

Payment: If attending all 3 modules, a $1000 USD deposit upon registration is requested to hold your space. If attending 1 or 2 modules, full payment is requested upon registration to hold your space.

Location: Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne, Vietnam. private beach, waterfront yoga, 259 sqm pool, TripAdvisor award-winning resort. 

Daily Schedule
6-7am                 Meditation & Pranayama
7-9am                 Lead yoga practice
9-9:30am           Mindful tea/coffee & fruit
9:30-11:30am      Theory: yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology
12-3pm                Mindful lunch & free time
3-5pm                 Teaching methodology & practice teaching
5-6pm                 Lead gentle class
6-6:45pm            Mindfulness session
7pm                     Mindful dinner
* 8:30pm - 9am  Noble Silence

Included in the Fee:

  • Group Transportation from and to District 1, Saigon to Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne (4-hr drive). Only available to those attending all three modules.
  • Private Ensuite Accommodation in either a 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom Villa, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In Room Safe, Kitchenette, Private Villa Jacuzzi.
  • Two Healthy Vegetarian Meals a Day. 
  • 259 sqm Swimming Pool, Private and Quiet Beach. 
  • Yoga Shala Overlooking the Ocean.
  • A comprehensive course manual. 

Space is limited as the training will kept small for more one-on-one instruction and personal attention. 

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into your true nature and the world around you.

To register or if you have questions we’d love to hear from you, please email Hang & Sarah at saigonom@gmail.com

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Tai Chi Teacher Training in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Jun
18
to Jun 23

Tai Chi Teacher Training in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  • Full Moon Village Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi is derived from Qi Gong. They are both disciplines that involve the mind, breath, and movement to create a calm, natural balance of energy that can be used in work, recreation or self-defense. 

By the end of the 5-day training, you will be able to learn the entire short Yang sequence with a deeper understanding of this energetic practice. You will also be able to teach this sequence to all levels, if teaching is something you are aspired to do. 

This course will also include how to integrate mindfulness in our daily lives. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with ourselves and with those around us. When we learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us, we nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present. Research has indicated that a mindful lifestyle can reduce stress & anxiety, cultivate joy, inner peace and overall well-being, to name a few. 

In the training, you will learn:

  • Basic energy activation exercises to clear energy blockages and increase circulation. 
  • Tai Chi warm-ups & stretches.
  • Simple energetic Qi Gong exercises to get the "qi" or energy flowing.
  • Incorporate breath with movement. 
  • Tips to remember movement names using association.  
  • How to set up and tailor a Tai Chi class to certain groups of participants. 
  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices and how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life as a teacher. 

Beginners Welcome

Investment: 
Early bird: $1300 USD for private room. Full payment required by April 1, 2017
Regular: $1500 USD for private room. Full payment required by June 1, 2017.
A $500 USD deposit is requested to hold your space.

Included in the Fee:

  • Group Transportation from and to District 1, HCMC to Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne (4-hr drive).
  • Private Ensuite in either a 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom Villa Accommodation, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In-Room Safe, Kitchenette, Private Villa Jacuzzi.
  • Two Healthy Vegetarian Meals a Day. 
  • 259 sqm Swimming Pool, Private and Quiet Beach. 
  • Tai Chi Practice Area Overlooking the Ocean and Sometimes on the Beach.
  • A comprehensive course manual.

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into the art of energy (qi) healing with Qi Gong & Tai Chi.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Recharge with Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness in Kingston, Ontario
May
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Recharge with Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness in Kingston, Ontario

DATE: May 22, 2017 (Victoria Day)
TIME: 4pm – 6pm
LOCATION: Samatva Yoga West End - 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston ON
INVESTMENT: $30 per person + HST ($33.90)

Need a break? Have a Kit Kat and then come to this saigon om style medley of yummy restorative yoga poses along with mindfulness guidance.

Mindfulness combined with restorative yoga help us arrive home to our body, in the present moment, where healing, happiness and life are available. Some hands on Shamballa Reiki & massage will be also given in class. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Requirement: your lovely smile.

For registration: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/recharge-with-restorative-yoga-mindfulnessmonday-may-22-400pm/

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Yoga Anatomy & Alignment for a Safe Practice in Kingston, Ontario
May
22
9:00am 9:00am

Yoga Anatomy & Alignment for a Safe Practice in Kingston, Ontario

DATE: May 22, 2017 (Victoria Day)
TIME: 9am – 11am
LOCATION: Samatva Yoga West End - 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston ON
INVESTMENT: $40 per person + HST ($45.20)

This beginner’s mind workshop is for both beginners and seasoned practitioners as well as yoga teachers. Come and get to know your body for a safe practice as we’ll share some of our latest yoga biomechanic findings. We’ll also look at the sun salutation and other foundation postures under a microscope for joint alignment and muscular function.

Topics covered:

  • Major joints used in yoga
  • In-depth practical yoga application of joints and muscles
  • Bone proportion and orientation
  • How to improve alignment and technique
  • How to keep safe and free from injuries
  • How to use the breath to flow through your practice (vinyasa)

We’ll also share our saigon om style medley of mindfulness movement in Qi Gong energy activation & release to rejuvenate the body and mind before the workshop.

Yoga Teachers: This workshop counts towards 2 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.

Please bring along a yoga mat, water bottle, a notebook and your lovely smile.

For registration: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/yoga-anatomy-alignment-for-a-safe-practicemonday-may-22-900am/

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3-Week Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario
May
9
to May 25

3-Week Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario

Dates: May 9-25, 2017 (6 sessions)
Times: Tuesday & Thursday evenings 7-8:30pm
Location: Downtown Kingston
Investment: $120 CAD

This course is about learning to integrate mindfulness in our daily lives. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with ourselves and with those around us.

When we learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us, we nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present, look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves. When the seeds of peace and happiness have grown in our hearts, we can offer that abundance to those around us, doing our part to contribute to the well-being of the world.

Research has indicated that a mindful lifestyle can reduce stress & anxiety, cultivate joy, inner peace and overall well-being, to name a few.

In this course, you will be guided in various mindful activities and assigned homework to deepen your personal practice and growth. Some of the guided course activities include: guided meditation, walking meditation, silent sitting meditation and mindful movements with gentle stretching (Qi Gong, Tai Chi, yoga.) The group setting also helps cultivate and regenerate our mindfulness energy.

Hang and Sarah will be sharing their mindfulness practice and experience in the tradition of Buddhist Zen teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community. We warmly welcome and respect people from all faiths.

This course is suitable for beginner or seasoned meditation practitioners.

Please email Sarah & Hang at saigonom@gmail.com to reserve your place.

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Qi Gong "8 Pieces of Brocades" Workshop
Apr
14
9:00am 9:00am

Qi Gong "8 Pieces of Brocades" Workshop

Date: Good Friday, April 14, 9-11am
Location: Samatva West End: 836 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, Ontario
Investment: $40 + HST

Please join us this Easter in this two-part workshop. In the first part, we'll go through a short review from our last workshop on March 25th in energy release & activation exercises to clear energetic blockages, turning stress into vitality.

In the second part, you will learn the “8 Pieces of Brocades” which consists of a sequence of eight gentle standing exercises performed slowly and gracefully to coincide with the breath. It is easy and fun to learn and takes about 10-15 minutes from start to finish. The ‘8 Pieces‛ leaves you feeling energized, refreshed and ready to go.

Qi Gong is a long term mindful movement program practiced to circulate, cultivate, regulate, enhance, and guide internal energies called “Qi” to achieve health, vitality, and spiritual awareness. It is an ancient Chinese system of healing and rejuvenation. It involves using your mind, conscious breathing and body to direct the flow of energy.

This workshop is ideal for practitioners of all levels and experience. Children 11 years old or older are also encouraged to attend.

Beginners are welcome.

For registration: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/qi-gong-8-pieces-of-brocadesgood-friday-april-14-900am/

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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Kingston, Ontario
Mar
31
to Apr 2

Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Kingston, Ontario

DATES: 
Friday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, April 1. 9am-5pm
Sunday, April 2, 9am-3pm

LOCATION: Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

INVESTMENT : $375 CAD. Includes manual and saigon om certificate. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamablla Reiki practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

Shamballa Reiki is a method of energy healing. It is an expansion of Dr Usui’s Reiki method. The Shamballa energy works on all levels of an individual’s being, from the physical body through to the outermost layers of the energy field. Because of this multi-layered quality, this modality of healing works on all dimensions - physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.

  • Shamballa supports the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
  • It re-energizes the body and soul and this can re-establish a connection to many areas of your life.
  • Shamballa promotes well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • It loosens up any blocked energy and cleanses the body of toxins which also encourages healing.
  • It adjusts to meet your needs so you will always receive the amount that is just right for you.
  • It is good for stress reduction and for releasing addictions.
  • Shamballa is for everyone; it cannot cause any harm since it is a very gentle healing force. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamballa practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for a positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

THE TRAINING WILL COVER:

  • Level 1: Self-Healing
  • Level 2: Practitioner
  • History of Reiki
  • What is healing and why do we need it
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakras
  • Meditations for grounding, chakra opening, and heart opening
  • Restorative yoga with Reiki
  • Deep relaxation
  • An attunement, for the transmission of Reiki energy to the students
  • Self-healing
  • Gentle Qi Gong to wake up the body in the morning
  • Reiki symbols and how to use them
  • Practical step-by-step guidance for offering Reiki treatments
  • Time for practicing Reiki

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Introduction to Mindfulness Weekend in Kingston, Ontario
Mar
25
to Mar 26

Introduction to Mindfulness Weekend in Kingston, Ontario

  • Jung Do Martial Arts Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday, March 25 | 12pm-5pm
Sunday, March 26 | 10am-3pm

Location: Jung Do Martial Arts Academy, 710 Front Rd, Kingston, ON

Investment: $150

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with ourselves and with those around us. When we learn the art of mindful living we nourish our happiness and our capacity to look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves. When the seeds of peace and happiness have grown in our hearts, we can offer that abundance to those around us, doing our part to contribute to the well-being of the world.

In the first part of the training, we’ll start at the beginning to help you understand “What is mindfulness?” We'll share with you tools and practices to help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life, at work, home or out and about. In the second part of the training, we’ll share with you how to impart this practice onto others such as your students, friends, colleagues, children, parents and everyone whose lives you touch.

Research has indicated that a mindful lifestyle can reduce stress & anxiety, cultivate joy, inner peace and overall well-being. In this course, you will be guided in various mindful activities and assigned homework to deepen your personal practice and growth. Some of the guided course activities include: guided meditation, walking meditation, silent sitting meditation and mindful movements with gentle stretching and Qi Gong. The group setting also helps support our practice as well as cultivate and regenerate our mindfulness energy.

We will be sharing our mindfulness practice and experience in the tradition of Buddhist Zen teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community. We warmly welcome and respect people from all faiths.

This training is suitable for beginner or seasoned mindfulness and meditation practitioners.

Please email Sarah & Hang at saigonom@gmail.com to reserve your place.

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Qi Gong Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
Mar
25
9:00am 9:00am

Qi Gong Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

Date: Saturday, March 25, 9-11am
Location: Samatva West End: 836 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, Ontario
Investment: $40 + HST

Come join us and learn energy release & activation exercises to clear energetic blockages, turning stress into vitality. Qi Gong is a long term training program practiced to circulate, cultivate, regulate, enhance, and guide internal energies to achieve health, vitality, and spiritual awareness. It is an ancient Chinese system of healing and rejuvenation. It involves using your mind, conscious breathing and body to direct the flow of energy. This workshop is ideal for those who’d like to incorporate energy release & activation before a yoga practice, a gym session, presentation or practice alone every day.

For registration: http://www.yogasamatva.com/Events_qigong.html

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Healing through Mindfulness & Restorative Yoga in Kingston, Ontario
Mar
19
to Apr 2

Healing through Mindfulness & Restorative Yoga in Kingston, Ontario

Dates: Sunday, March 19, 26, & April 2
Time: 4-6pm (SOLD OUT) and 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Samatva Yoga Downtown, 397 Princess Street, Kingston ON
Investment: $30/class or $75 for all 3 classes + HST

In this series you’ll be led through a sequence of theme-based restorative yoga poses with mindfulness guidance to help calm down the chattering mind so you can rest, relax and let go of tension and stress. Mindfulness combined with restorative yoga can also help you to come home to your body, in the present moment, where healing, happiness and life are available. Some hands on Shamballa Reiki & massage will be also given in class. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Requirement: your lovely smile.

  1. Sunday, March 19, 4-6pm: Hip Opening Restorative Yoga
  2. Sunday, March 26, 4-6pm: Heart Opening Restorative Yoga
  3. Sunday, April 2, 4-6pm: Twist & Forward Fold Restorative Yoga

For registration: http://www.yogasamatva.com/Events_mindrestore.html

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Mindfulness for Everyday Life Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
Feb
11
9:00am 9:00am

Mindfulness for Everyday Life Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

DATE: Saturday, February 11, 2017
TIME: 9am – 11am
LOCATION: Samatva Yoga West End - 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston ON

INVESTMENT: 
$40 per person + HST ($45.20)
Infinity Member: 20% OFF (enter promocode: infinity20)

Mindfulness is a mind-body practice that increases our awareness of the outer and inner body. Once the awareness is present, we are able to create space to help us manage difficult experiences and make wise choices. Mindfulness also cultivates the peace and joy within and around us, as a gift for all of those whom we love and care for. It helps us become a better person, mother, father, brother, sister or neighbour.

This workshop is ideal for children 11 years old and up, families, and practitioners of all levels.

Tickets: http://www.yogasamatva.com/Events_mindfulnesseveryday.html

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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Melbourne, Australia
Feb
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Melbourne, Australia

DATE: Saturday, September 1 & Sunday, September 2, 2017

TIME: 9am - 5pm

LOCATION: The Kangaroo Ground Centre, Kangaroo Ground

INVESTMENT : $375 AUD. Includes manual and saigon om certificate. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamablla Reiki practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine. 

Level 1: Self-Healing & Level 2: Practitioner

Shamballa Reiki is a method of energy healing. It is an expansion of Dr Usui’s Reiki method. The Shamballa energy works on all levels of an individual’s being, from the physical body through to the outermost layers of the energy field. Because of this multi-layered quality, this modality of healing works on all dimensions - physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.

  • Shamballa supports the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
  • It re-energizes the body and soul and this can re-establish a connection to many areas of your life.
  • Shamballa promotes well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • It loosens up any blocked energy and cleanses the body of toxins which also encourages healing.
  • It adjusts to meet your needs so you will always receive the amount that is just right for you.
  • It is good for stress reduction and for releasing addictions.
  • Shamballa is for everyone; it cannot cause any harm since it is a very gentle healing force. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamballa practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for a positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

THE TRAINING WILL COVER:

  • History of Reiki
  • What is healing and why do we need it
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakras
  • Meditations for grounding, chakra opening, and heart opening
  • Restorative yoga with Reiki
  • Deep relaxation
  • An attunement, for the transmission of Reiki energy to the students
  • Self-healing
  • Gentle Qi Gong to wake up the body in the morning
  • Reiki symbols and how to use them
  • Practical step-by-step guidance on working with clients
  • Time for practicing Reiki

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
Jan
28
9:00am 9:00am

Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

DATE: Saturday, January 28, 2017
TIME: 9am - 11am
LOCATION: Samatva Yoga West End - 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston ON

INVESTMENT: 
$40 per person + HST ($45.20)
Infinity Member: 20% OFF (enter promocode: infinity20)

The workshop will begin with a group discussion on mindfulness and how it can be applied formally and informally as tools in our daily life. We’ll then get into mindful movement with Qi Gong to clear & activate our energy systems and progress to simple yoga movements called “swara cycles”. The session will end with a short guided meditation (mindful breathing) to help you carry the peacefulness and calmness with you.

Beginners and seasoned practitioners are welcome.

Tickets: http://www.yogasamatva.com/Events_mindfulnessintro.html

 

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2-Day Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Dec
12
to Dec 13

2-Day Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam

Dates: Monday, December 12 & Tuesday, December 13
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC
Investment: $300 USD or VND equivalent 

Restorative yoga is the art of being at ease. It is conscious rest that allows us to renew our health and strength, and teaches us self care.

Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body get a chance to rest as well and we begin to restore the body back to its healthy state. A continuous practice may reduce blood pressure, improve digestion, release tension/stress, overcome insomnia and feel more energized, to name a few.

Who Can Attend the Training?

  • Yogis at all levels who'd like to deepen their restorative yoga knowledge and practice.
  • Yoga teachers.

We will accommodate and differentiate for all levels of practitioners. 

In this 12-hour teacher training you will learn:

  • The art and skill of teaching restorative yoga
  • The physiology of relaxation
  • Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • Stress, trauma, and the impact on the body and mind
  • Eight essential restorative yoga postures
  • Providing physical support and comfort to students
  • Creating safety in the restorative yoga class
  • 3-part diaphragmatic breathing
  • How to lead guided relaxation
  • How to sequence and teach a class in restorative yoga using mindful cues
  • Restorative yoga poses for back pain, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, and breathing problems, and special poses for menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause
  • A guide to props: what they are, where they go, how to fold and roll blankets, and around-the-house alternatives resources 

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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"Don't Miss The Bliss" Yoga Workshops in HCMC, Vietnam
Dec
10
to Dec 11

"Don't Miss The Bliss" Yoga Workshops in HCMC, Vietnam

WORKSHOP 1: HEART OPENING (BACK BENDING)
Saturday, December 10 | 10am-12pm

Move into some yogic love with this Heart Opening (Back bending) workshop. Topics covered in the workshop include:

- Explanation of back bending anatomy and safety alignment.
- Learn different energies and emotions that are associated and connected to heart opening poses.
- How to prepare and set up the body with progressive poses to safely go into and deepen your back bends.

This workshop will open the heart physically and energetically allowing you to surrender and connect to your higher self. Come experience love and joy and feel positively blissful.

WORKSHOP 2: ARM BALANCING POSES
Saturday, December 10 | 1-3pm

Arm balancing poses can be fun and challenging. This workshop is designed to help increase body awareness as we explain the body anatomy, mechanics and leverage; rather than over-relying on muscle strength. Adding these inspiring poses to your yoga repertoire can make the yoga practice joyful, empowering and fun.

WORKSHOP 3: MINDFULNESS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
Sunday, December 11 | 10am-12pm

Mindfulness is a mind-body practice that increases our awareness of the outer and inner body. Once the awareness is present, we are able to create space to help us manage difficult experiences and make wise choices. Mindfulness also cultivates the peace and joy within and around us, as a gift for all of those whom we love and care for. It helps us become a better person, mother, father, brother, sister or neighbour. This workshop is ideal for children 11 years old and up, families, and practitioners of all levels.

WORKSHOP 4: YOGA ANATOMY & ALIGNMENT FOR A SAFE PRACTICE
Sunday, December 11 | 1pm-3pm

This beginner’s mind workshop is for both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. We will be looking at the sun salutation and other foundation postures under a microscope for joint alignment and muscular function. The objectives of the workshop are to:

- Improve alignment and technique.
- Learn how to keep safe and free from injuries.
- Learn how to use the breath to flow through your practice (vinyasa).
- We’ll also share our Qi Gong energy activation practice to clear energy blockages before the workshop.

INVESTMENT: 
All 4 workshops 2,300,000 VND (575,000/workshop)
OR 670,000 VND/workshop.

LOCATION
Yoga Joy Saigon - No. 14, P Street, Panorama, Phu My Hung, District 7, HCMC

Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot.

To register please contact Alison at: Alison@YogaJoySaigon.com

www.yogajoysaigon.com

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Shamballa Reiki Training Course in HCMC, Vietnam
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Shamballa Reiki Training Course in HCMC, Vietnam

Time: 9am - 5pm

Location: Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

Investment $350 USD or VND equivalent. Includes manual, healthy vegetarian lunch and certificate. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamablla Reiki practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine. 

Level 1: Self-Healing & Level 2: Practitioner

Shamballa Reiki is a method of energy healing. It is an expansion of Dr Usui’s Reiki method. The Shamballa energy works on all levels of an individual’s being, from the physical body through to the outermost layers of the energy field. Because of this multi-layered quality, this modality of healing works on all dimensions - physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.

  • Shamballa supports the body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
  • It re-energizes the body and soul and this can re-establish a connection to many areas of your life.
  • Shamballa promotes well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • It loosens up any blocked energy and cleanses the body of toxins which also encourages healing.
  • It adjusts to meet your needs so you will always receive the amount that is just right for you.
  • It is good for stress reduction and for releasing addictions.
  • Shamballa is for everyone; it cannot cause any harm since it is a very gentle healing force. 

By the end of this 2-day course, you will be attuned as a Shamballa practitioner, where you serve as a conduit for a positive healing energy that is sourced in the divine.

The training will cover:

  • History of Reiki
  • What is healing and why do we need it
  • Mindfulness
  • Chakras
  • Meditations for grounding, chakra opening, and heart opening
  • Restorative yoga with Reiki
  • Deep relaxation
  • An attunement, for the transmission of Reiki energy to the students
  • Self-healing
  • Gentle Qi Gong to wake up the body in the morning
  • Reiki symbols and how to use them
  • Practical step-by-step guidance on working with clients
  • Time for practicing Reiki

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Prenatal Yoga Class in District 7, HCMC
Nov
8
10:30am10:30am

Prenatal Yoga Class in District 7, HCMC

Tuesday, November 8
10:30-11:45am

Prenatal yoga offers a nurturing and safe experience for pregnant women that is designed to promote the health and well-being of both mother and child.

Through yoga postures, guided relaxation and breath awareness you will prepare the body and mind for the birth, while allowing an opportunity to focus on and cherish the new life within. Prenatal yoga can help relieve the discomforts and stress of pregnancy, increase your bond with your baby, and promote a sense of calm and confidence in the power of your body and mind. 

All movements are done with safety in mind for you and for baby. Class is for pregnant students in all trimesters. We suggest that you consult your doctor first. 

No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Investment: 300,000 VND

Location: Yoga Joy Saigon - No. 14, P Street, Panorama, Phu My Hung, District 7, HCMC

To register please contact Alison at: Alison@YogaJoySaigon.com

www.yogajoysaigon.com

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200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
28
to Dec 9

200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the full course description, go to: http://saigonom.com/yoga-teacher-training/

The teacher training is open to all those who desire to deepen their practice and learn how to teach yoga, mindfulness and meditation. You can be a novice or experienced practitioner, an existing teacher wanting to refresh your practices, or an aspiring yoga teacher. 

The idea is to individually assist you in going deeper into your current practice to gain a sense of purpose and introspection, and to help lead a more disciplined lifestyle with more self awareness and thus gain/maintain good health, fitness, and focus. We hope you’ll then share this deep insight with others, if teaching is your aspiration down the road.

In this teacher training you will:

  • Gain a better insight of your own physical asana (posture) practice. 
  • Learn how to design your own daily/weekly/monthly organic practice to bring equilibrium and harmony into your life.  
  • Learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us; nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present, look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves.
  • Gain a better understanding of anatomical alignment, biomechanics & joint restrictions, and how to keep safe and free from injuries.
  • Understand the profound history behind yoga.
  • Learn how to find your own teacher voice, carry yourself as a teacher and support/accommodate your students.
  • Be prepared on how to provide hands-on assistance and adjustments.
  • Learn how to run your own yoga business.

Module 1 
Weekends October 28-30 & November 4-6, 2016 (6 days): $800 USD
Friday 8:30am-2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm

Module 2 
Weekends November 18-20 & 25-27, 2016 (6 days): $800 USD
Friday 8:30am-2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm

Module 3 
November 29 - December 2 & December 5-9, 2016 (9 days): $800 USD
Tuesday - Friday & Monday - Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm

All Three Modules 
$2400 USD

Payment: A $1000 USD deposit is requested to hold your space. Full payment required by October 1.

Location: Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Daily Schedule
Meditation & Pranayama
Lead yoga practice
Mindful tea/coffee & fruit
Theory: yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology
indful lunch
Teaching methodology & practice teaching

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into your true nature and the world around you.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Tuesday Evening Yoga Classes in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
25
to Nov 8

Tuesday Evening Yoga Classes in HCMC, Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh CIty Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Three All-Level Hatha Flow Yoga Classes with Hang & Sarah

DATES:
October 25, November 1 & 8

CLASS TIME
6:30-7:45pm. Please come 5-10 minutes early to settle in. 

LOCATION
The Villa Studio - 21/16 (Hem 21, Villa no.16) Xuan Thuy Street, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

INVESTMENT
200,000 VND + 1 Hug per class, the hug is non-negotiable! 

All levels are welcome. 

Please bring your own yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. 

Space is limited. Please email us to register at saigonom@gmail.com to secure your spot.

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Monday Evening Mindfulness Sangha in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
24
to Nov 7

Monday Evening Mindfulness Sangha in HCMC, Vietnam

  • Hi Chi Minh City Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: Monday evenings 6:30-8pm. You are invited to arrive 5-10 minutes early to settle in so we can start on time.

Dates: October 24, 31 & November 7, 2016

LOCATION
The Villa Studio - 21/16 (Hem 21, Villa no.16) Xuan Thuy Street, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

We ask for a small donation to cover the location rental. We'll donate any extra $ to the Thai Plum Village on our next visit in November. Thank you.

Beginners are always welcome.

On the agenda is: 
1) Guided meditation
2) Mindful walking
3) Short silent meditation
4) Mindful movements/stretching (yoga/Qi Gong) 
5) Dharma sharing
6) We'll finish off with Mindful songs, naturally. (-:

What to bring:
* A water bottle
* A yoga mat & cushion
* Your lovely smile.

Other tidbits:
* In consideration of others who have allergies, including us, please come along scent-free: no perfume/colognes/fragrance.
* Please wear loose comfortable clothing. For example, track pants and t-shirt, and a sweater, in case it gets cold. Avoid jeans and dresses as we’ll be moving around.
* To help each other deepen the mindfulness practice, please turn off your mobile phones. If you are expecting an urgent call please put your phone on silent and answer your call discreetly.

If you're coming please let us know so we can prepare the space accordingly, at saigonom@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you for a joyful and peaceful evening.

Until then, smile, breathe and go slowly.

With Joy,
Sarah & Hang

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Weekend Workshop Series in HCMC
Oct
22
to Oct 23

Weekend Workshop Series in HCMC

  • Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Workshop 1: Introduction to Mindfulness
Saturday, October 22 | 10am-12 noon

We’ll start the workshop with a short discussion on mindfulness and get moving with some Qi Gong mindful movement to clear & activate our energy systems. We’ll then start a more sequential movement with simple yoga. We’ll end the session with a short guided meditation (mindful breathing) to help you carry the peacefulness and calmness with you.

Class 2: Reiki & Restorative Yoga
Saturday, October 22 | 1-3pm

Join us for a healing and energising yoga class where your practice will be infused with the Japanese healing art of Reiki. We’ll start the session with a short introduction to Reiki. You will then be guided through a series of gentle & restorative yoga poses and receive hands-on and energetic Reiki healing to leave you feeling nourished, relaxed and rejuvenated. Both Hang & Sarah will be giving hands-on Reiki. This class is suitable for all levels.

Workshop 3: Energy Release & Activation with Qi Gong
Sunday, October 23 | 10am-12 noon

Come join us and learn energy release & activation exercises to clear energetic blockages, turning stress into vitality. Qi Gong is a long term training program practiced to circulate, cultivate, regulate, enhance, and guide internal energies to achieve health, vitality, and spiritual awareness. It is an ancient Chinese system of healing and rejuvenation. It involves using your mind, conscious breathing and body to direct the flow of energy. This workshop is ideal for those who’d like to incorporate energy release & activation before a yoga practice, a gym session, presentation or practice alone every day.

All three workshops/class are suitable for all levels & ages.

Investment: $30 USD/workshop or $75 USD for all 3.

Location: Yoga Joy Saigon - No. 14, P Street, Panorama, Phu My Hung, District 7, HCMC

To register please contact Alison at: Alison@YogaJoySaigon.com

www.yogajoysaigon.com

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Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Oct
15
to Oct 20

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  • Full Moon Village, Mui Ne, Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Two Daily Lead Yoga Classes
  • Daily Guided Group Mindfulness Sessions
  • Group Sharing and Discussions
  • Daily Lecture on Mindfulness & Yoga
  • Healing Massages & Reiki (Extra) 
  • Morning & Evening Noble Silence
  • All Levels Welcome - no yoga or mindfulness experience required. 
  • Families are welcome. Please email for cost of extra guests not attending the retreat. 

Investment:

  • Shared $625 USD per person
  • Single $865 USD per person
  • Deposit: $300 USD due upon booking
  • Full payment required by September 1

Included in the Fee:

  • Group Transportation from and to HCMC to Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne (4-hr drive).
  • Ensuite Villa Accommodation, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In Room Safe, Kitchenette, Private Villa Jacuzzi.
  • Two Healthy Vegetarian Meals a Day. 
  • 259 sqm Swimming Pool, Private and Quiet Beach. 
  • Yoga Shala Overlooking the Ocean.

    For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com
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Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Oct
8
to Oct 13

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  • Full Moon Village, Mui Ne, Vietnam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Two Daily Lead Yoga Classes
  • Daily Guided Group Mindfulness Sessions
  • Group Sharing and Discussions
  • Daily Lecture on Mindfulness & Yoga
  • Healing Massages & Reiki (Extra) 
  • Morning & Evening Noble Silence
  • All Levels Welcome - no yoga or mindfulness experience required. 
  • Families are welcome. Please email for cost of extra guests not attending the retreat. 

Investment:

  • Shared $625 USD per person
  • Single $865 USD per person
  • Deposit: $300 USD due upon booking
  • Full payment required by September 1

Included in the Fee:

  • Group Transportation from and to HCMC to Full Moon Village Resort, Mui Ne (4-hr drive).
  • Ensuite Villa Accommodation, Complimentary Wi-Fi, In Room Safe, Kitchenette, Private Villa Jacuzzi.
  • Two Healthy Vegetarian Meals a Day. 
  • 259 sqm Swimming Pool, Private and Quiet Beach. 
  • Yoga Shala Overlooking the Ocean.

    For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com
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Yoga & Mindfulness Immersion in Kingston, Ontario
Sep
16
to Sep 25

Yoga & Mindfulness Immersion in Kingston, Ontario

  • Kingston, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Module 1 (50 hours) of saigon om's 200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

Held in Kingston, Ontario, over 2 weekends.

Dates:
Friday, September 16, 6-9pm
Saturday, September 17, 8am-6pm
Sunday, September 18, 8am-6pm

Friday, September 23, 6-9pm
Saturday, September 24, 8am-6pm
Sunday, September 25, 8am-6pm

Investment: $800 (for 6 days)

Module 1: Understanding Yourself
This module is about you. We return to the foundation of your practice and begin anew to help you deepen your yoga practice; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The practice might bring about pleasant feelings and unpleasant feelings. We’ll show you yoga and mindfulness tools to embrace or take care of these feelings, whatever they might be.

Covered in this module:

  • Pranayama (Breathing Exercises)
  • Qi Gong
  • History of yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Individual Joint Range of Motion Test
  • Ayurvedic Doshas
  • How to Cultivate Love, Joy, and Compassion
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga as They Apply to You
  • Mantra chanting

By the end of this course, you will have in-depth understanding of your:

  • "Faults" (doshas) and how to modify your personal yoga & pranayama (breathing control exercises) practice to cultivate balance in your practice/life.
  • Anatomy. We will go through a series of anatomical self-tests to find "limitations" of your joints & mobility. This helps you understand why you can or can't do certain poses so you can learn to practice safely.
  • Mindfulness practice and learn the art of mindful living to cultivate love, joy and compassion.
  • Physical and Energetic bodies with the help of the ancient Chinese art of Qi Gong.
  • Create your own personal practice in yoga, mindfulness, pranayama and Qi Gong.

To register or if you have questions we’d love to hear from you, please email Hang & Sarah at saigonom@gmail.com

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