Qi Gong Energy Activation & Release Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Qi Gong Energy Activation & Release Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

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Wednesday, May 23, 6-8pm
Full Circle Health Network, 4 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $40 (incl HST)

Join us for this 2-hour workshop to learn energy release & activation exercises to clear energetic blockages, turning stress into vitality.

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 those who’d like to incorporate energy release & activation before a yoga practice, a gym session, presentation or 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.

Email Sarah & Hang to reserve your space at saigonom@gmail.com

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Fascia Release Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fascia Release Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

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Thursday, May 24, 6-8pm
Full Circle Health Network, 4 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $40 (incl HST)

Join us for this 2-hour workshop to learn how fascia can restrict our movement and how to work with the body to create strength, flexibility, freedom and space.

Fascia release is gentle, sustained pressure on the soft tissue (fascia) resulting in releasing & lengthening of the fascia.

WHAT IS FASCIA?

Healthy Fascia = Healthy Body & Mind

On the list of most important body parts, right next to the skeleton, comes a less known, but equally as important structure called, fascia. Fascia is comparable to the white “pith” of an orange. Like the white stringy material that holds the slices of an orange together, fascia connects everything in the body together. On a more scientific note, fascia is a connective tissue that supports organs, blood vessels and nerves, forming a flexible web for muscles and bones.

Fascia can be negatively impacted in several instances – physical or emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, and even every day stressful situations will cause fascia to become tight, causing stress on the rest of the body. Because of the interconnected nature of fascia, consistent poor posture or repetitive movement patterns can cause our body to hold more tension, and be less flexible, which can lead to anxiety and stress, and even injury.

Keeping fascia healthy keeps our mind and body healthy. During fascial release, pressure is applied to the connective tissue in numerous forms including block work, ball work, and rolling.

Email Sarah & Hang to register at saigonom@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga Training in Kingston, Ontario
May
26
to May 27

Restorative Yoga Training in Kingston, Ontario

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DATE: Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27, 2018
TIME: 8:30am-2:30pm
LOCATIONFull Circle Health Network - 4 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
INVESTMENT: $350 CAD (incl HST)

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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6-Session Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario
Jun
4
to Jun 14

6-Session Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario

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June 4 - 14, 2018
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
6:30-8pm
Location: Full Circle Health Network - 4 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Investment: $120 CAD (incl HST)

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.

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 course content includes:

  • Theories of mindfulness
  • Guided meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Mindful eating
  • Incorporating mindfulness into everyday life
  • Mindful movement with gentle stretching (Qi Gong, Tai Chi, yoga)

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. Teenagers 12 years old+ are also welcome.

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

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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

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Full course description here

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 30 - 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 & Qi Gong Immersion 1 in Kingston, Canada
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Immersion 1 in Kingston, Canada

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August 4 & 5, 2018
Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm
Full Circle Health Network - 4 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario
Investment: $375 CAD (incl HST)

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. 

There many styles of Tai Chi. The three most popular ones are Yang, Wu, and Tai Chi Chih. The style we teach and practice at saigon om is the short Yang style, which includes 32 movements in its simple form (108 movements in the traditional form).  

By the end of both immersions 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. 

Unlike yoga, Tai Chi is done in slow movements while standing up. It is ideal for people of all ages. 

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.  

N IMMERSION 1, 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.
  • A 12-step Qi Clearing sequence.
  • Incorporate breath with movement. 
  • Tips to remember movements, using name association.  
  • First 3rd of Yang Tai Chi sequence for a self-practice.
  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices into your daily life.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30am Qi Gong, Energy Release & Walking Meditation
9:30am Learn 12-step Qi Clearing Sequence
11:30am Break
11:45am Learn the first 3rd of Short Yang Tai Chi Sequence
1:45pm  Mindful Lunch
2:30pm Philosophies & Theories
4:30pm Mindfulness Session

 All levels of practitioners are welcome to Immersion 1.

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 the art of energy (qi) healing with Qi Gong & Tai Chi.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario
Aug
6
9:30 AM09:30

One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario

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Monday, August 6 (Civic Holiday)
9:30am - 2:30pm
Full Circle Health Network, 4 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $75 (incl HST)

Stop. Breathe. Come back to the present moment. This one-day retreat will help you to calm down the thinking mind and come home to your body. 

9:30-10am Welcome Circle & Introduction to Mindfulness
10-10:30am: Mindful Movement with Qi Gong & Mindful Walking
10:30am-12pm Gentle All-Level Yoga
12-12:30pm: Mindful Lunch
12:30-1pm Deep Relaxation
1-2:30pm: Restorative Yoga

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

Please bring a vegetarian lunch for mindful eating as a group and snacks for throughout the day.

Kindly sign up early to reserve your spot.

Email Sarah & Hang to register at saigonom@gmail.com

 

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Tai Chi & Qi Gong Teacher Training/Immersion 2 in Kingston, Canada
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Teacher Training/Immersion 2 in Kingston, Canada

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August 1 1 & 12, 2018
Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm
Prerequisite: Immersion 1
Location: Full Circle Health Network - 4 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario
Investment: $425 CAD (incl HST)

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. 

There many styles of Tai Chi. The three most popular ones are Yang, Wu, and Tai Chi Chih. The style we teach and practice at saigon om is the short Yang style, which includes 32 movements in its simple form (108 movements in the traditional form).  

By the end of both immersions 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. 

Unlike yoga, Tai Chi is done in slow movements while standing up. It is ideal for people of all ages. 

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 IMMERSION 2, The Art of Teaching, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The 2nd and last part of Yang Tai Chi sequence.
  • The deeper understanding of "energy" in the practice with physiology, anatomy, self-defense applications, philosophy, meridians etc. 
  • How to set up and tailor a Qi Gong & 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. 

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30am Qi Gong, Energy Release & Walking Meditation
9:30am Learn 12-step Qi Clearing Sequence
11:30am Break
11:45am Learn the first 3rd of Short Yang Tai Chi Sequence
1:45pm  Mindful Lunch
2:30pm Philosophies & Theories
4:30pm Mindfulness Session

 * Immersion 1 is a prerequisite for  Immersion 2. 
* A current regular practice of Qi Gong or Tai Chi is also essential for Immersion 2.  

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 the art of energy (qi) healing with Qi Gong & Tai Chi.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Tai Chi & Qi Gong Immersion 1 in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Immersion 1 in HCMC, Vietnam

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October 6 & 7, 2018
Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm
Investment: $350 USD or VND equivalent
Location: Mandala Wellness - 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC

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. 

There many styles of Tai Chi. The three most popular ones are Yang, Wu, and Tai Chi Chih. The style we teach and practice at saigon om is the short Yang style, which includes 32 movements in its simple form (108 movements in the traditional form).  

By the end of both immersions 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. 

Unlike yoga, Tai Chi is done in slow movements while standing up. It is ideal for people of all ages. 

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.  

N IMMERSION 1, 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.
  • A 12-step Qi Clearing sequence.
  • Incorporate breath with movement. 
  • Tips to remember movements, using name association.  
  • First 3rd of Yang Tai Chi sequence for a self-practice.
  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices into your daily life.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30am Qi Gong, Energy Release & Walking Meditation
9:30am Learn 12-step Qi Clearing Sequence
11:30am Break
11:45am Learn the first 3rd of Short Yang Tai Chi Sequence
1:45pm  Mindful Lunch
2:30pm Philosophies & Theories
4:30pm Mindfulness Session

 All levels of practitioners are welcome to Immersion 1.

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 the art of energy (qi) healing with Qi Gong & Tai Chi.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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3-Week Mindfulness Course in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
8
to Oct 24

3-Week Mindfulness Course in HCMC, Vietnam

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October 8 - 24, 2018
Monday/Wednesday, 6:30pm-8pm
Location: Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Investment: $150 USD or VND equivalent (for 6 sessions)

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. 

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. 

In this course, you will be guided in various mindful activities and assigned homework to deepen your personal practice and growth.

Some of the course content includes:

  • Theories of mindfulness
  • Guided meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Mindful eating
  • Incorporating mindfulness into everyday life
  • Mindful movement with gentle stretching (Qi Gong, Tai Chi, yoga)

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.

Teenagers 12 years old+ are also welcome.

Email Sarah & Hang to register at saigonom@gmail.com

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Tai Chi & Qi Gong Teacher Training/Immersion 2 in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Teacher Training/Immersion 2 in HCMC, Vietnam

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October 13 & 14, 2018
Saturday/Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm
Prerequisite: Immersion 1
Investment: $400 USD or VND equivalent
Location: Mandala Wellness - 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC

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. 

There many styles of Tai Chi. The three most popular ones are Yang, Wu, and Tai Chi Chih. The style we teach and practice at saigon om is the short Yang style, which includes 32 movements in its simple form (108 movements in the traditional form).  

By the end of both immersions 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. 

Unlike yoga, Tai Chi is done in slow movements while standing up. It is ideal for people of all ages. 

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 IMMERSION 2, The Art of Teaching, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The 2nd and last part of Yang Tai Chi sequence.
  • The deeper understanding of "energy" in the practice with physiology, anatomy, self-defense applications, philosophy, meridians etc. 
  • How to set up and tailor a Qi Gong & 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. 

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30am Qi Gong, Energy Release & Walking Meditation
9:30am Learn 12-step Qi Clearing Sequence
11:30am Break
11:45am Learn the first 3rd of Short Yang Tai Chi Sequence
1:45pm  Mindful Lunch
2:30pm Philosophies & Theories
4:30pm Mindfulness Session

 * Immersion 1 is a prerequisite for  Immersion 2. 
* A current regular practice of Qi Gong or Tai Chi is also essential for Immersion 2.  

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 the art of energy (qi) healing with Qi Gong & Tai Chi.

For registration or enquiries: saigonom@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Restorative Yoga Training in HCMC, Vietnam

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DATE: Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018
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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Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Oct
25
to Oct 30

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Mui Ne, Vietnam

JOIN US IN BEAUTIFUL VIETNAM FOR 6 DAYS OF YOGA, MINDFULNESS, AND SELF DISCOVERY IN TROPICAL PARADISE!

OCTOBER 25 - 30, 2018

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

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WHAT'S INCLUDED
5 nights ensuite villa accommodation
Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
Twice daily yoga + mindfulness
Walking meditation + Qi Gong on the beach
Daily lecture on mindfulness + yoga
Morning & evening noble silence
Group transportation from and to HCMC (4-hour drive)
Yoga shala overlooking the ocean

DAILY SCHEDULE
Qi Gong, Walking & Sitting Meditation: 6-7am               
Fruit & Tea/Coffee: 7-7:45am         
Lecture: 7:45-8:30am   
Morning Yoga: 8:30-10am         
Brunch: 10am               
Free Time / Beach + Pool Time: 11am-4pm              
Evening Yoga: 4-6pm       
Mindful Dinner: 6:15pm
Noble Silence: 9pm-7am

ALL LEVELS WELCOME
No yoga or mindfulness experience required. 

FAMILIES WELCOME
Please email for cost of extra guests not attending the retreat. 

PAYMENT
Shared Twin/Double Room: $675 USD per person
Single Room: $875 USD per person

You are welcome to pay in full upfront, if possible. Otherwise a $300 USD deposit is requested to reserve your spot, with the remaining balance due 30 days before the retreat begins.

EMAIL US TO REGISTER: saigonom@gmail.com

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200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
1
to Dec 7

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

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

DATES
November 1 - December 7, 2018
Held on 27 weekdays
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm

MODULE 1 - $900 USD
November 1-2
November 5-9
November 12-13

MODULE 2 - $900 USD
November 14-16
November 19-23
November 26

MODULE 3 - $900 USD
November 27-30
December 3-7 

ALL THREE MODULES
$2700 USD

PAYMENT
If attending all 3 modules, a $1000 USD deposit upon registration is requested to hold your space. Full payment due 30 days before training starts.

If attending 1 or 2 modules, full payment is requested upon registration to hold your space.

DAILY SCHEDULE
Qi Gong, seated & walking meditation, pranayama
Yoga practice
Mindful tea/coffee & fruit
Theory: yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology
Mindful lunch
Teaching methodology & practice teaching

Full training details here

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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Self-Defense Course for Women & Girls in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
12
to Nov 21

Self-Defense Course for Women & Girls in HCMC, Vietnam

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November 12, 14, 19 & 21, 2018 (4 sessions)
Monday/Wednesday 6-7:30pm
Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC
Investment: $100 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 4-session course 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 12 years or older and women.

Please register early to reserve your spot.

About Hang Nhan
Self-defense Instructor, Hang, began her active lifestyle in mixed martial arts (MMA) and self-defense. She's written a book called "Women's Self-Defense" and has introduced self-defense, the art of awareness, to women of all ages for the past 20 years.

Email Sarah & Hang to register at saigonom@gmail.com

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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in HCMC, Vietnam
Dec
1
to Dec 3

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

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Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018
9am - 5pm
Location: Mandala Wellness, 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC
Investment: $350 USD or VND equivalent

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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One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario
May
21
9:30 AM09:30

One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario

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Monday, May 21 (Victoria Day)
9:30am-2:30pm
Samatva Yoga Westend Studio, 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $75

Stop. Breathe. Come back to the present moment. This one-day retreat will help you to calm down the thinking mind and come home to your body. 

9:30-10am Welcome Circle & Introduction to Mindfulness
10-10:30am: Mindful Movement with Qi Gong & Mindful Walking
10:30am-12pm Gentle All-Level Yoga
12-12:30pm: Mindful Lunch
12:30-1pm Deep Relaxation
1-2:30pm: Restorative Yoga + Reiki

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

Please bring a vegetarian lunch for mindful eating as a group and snacks for throughout the day.

Space is limited. Kindly sign up early to reserve your spot.

To register: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/one-day-yoga-mindfulness-retreatmonday-may-21-victoria-day-930-230pm/

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Restorative Yoga Classes with Reiki
May
4
to May 18

Restorative Yoga Classes with Reiki

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Friday, May 4, 11 & 18
Time: 6-8pm
Full Circle Health Network, 4 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario
Investment: $30 per session or $75 for all 3 sessions (incl HST)

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. 

We invite you to join us for three Friday evening restorative yoga classes. Some hands on Shamballa Reiki & massage will be also given in class. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Requirement: your lovely smile.

Please register early to reserve your space.

Email Sarah & Hang at saigonom@gmail.com

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3-Week Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario
Apr
30
to May 17

3-Week Mindfulness Course in Kingston, Ontario

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Dates: April 30 - May 17, 2018 (6 sessions)
Times: Monday & Thursday evenings 6:30-8pm
Location: Full Circle Health Network - 4 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Investment: $120 CAD (incl HST)

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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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in Kingston, Ontario
Apr
21
to Apr 22

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

  • Full Circle Health Network  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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DATES: 
Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018

LOCATION: Full Circle Health Network - 4 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

INVESTMENT : $375 CAD (incl HST)

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 Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

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Thursday, April 19, 6-8pm
Full Circle Health Network, 4 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $40 (incl HST)

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. 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. 

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

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn theories of mindfulness, how to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life, and be guided in various mindful activities:

- Guided meditation
- Walking meditation
- Mindful eating
- Mindful movement with gentle stretching (Qi Gong)

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 workshop is suitable for beginner or seasoned meditation practitioners.

Teenagers 12 years old+ are also welcome.

Email Hang & Sarah at saigonom@gmail.com to register.

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Inversions Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
Apr
2
9:30 AM09:30

Inversions Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

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Monday, April 2 (Easter Monday) 
9:30-11:30am

Inversions - How to do headstand and shoulder stand safely
Samatva Yoga Westend Studio, 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $40

Take your practice to new levels and learn how to do inversions, namely headstand and shoulder stand correctly and safely.

If practiced properly, inversions are meditative, calming and energizing. 

Yoga anatomy will be covered to help you understand your body. Bring along questions pertaining to your personal practice and anatomy to this engaging workshop. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.

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

To register: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/inversions-how-to-do-headstand-shoulderstand-safely-monday-april-2-930am/

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Heart Opening / Back Bending Workshop in Kingston, Ontario
Mar
31
9:30 AM09:30

Heart Opening / Back Bending Workshop in Kingston, Ontario

Saturday, March 31 (Easter Saturday)  
9:30-11:30am
Heart Opening Workshop - How to do back bends safely
Samatva Yoga Westend Studio, 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $40


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. If practiced safely and well, backbends can help increase our capacity for greater joy in life, positive energy, and self-confidence.

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

To register: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/heart-opening-how-to-do-back-bends-safelysaturday-march-31-930am/

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One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario

Friday, March 30 (Good Friday)
9:30am - 2:30pm
Samatva Yoga Westend Studio, 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $75

Celebrate Easter and "spring" back to your true self. Bring along your cushion, yoga mat and allow Sarah and Hang to take you through the day to connect to your inner peace, love and joy in beautiful West End studio .

9:30-10am Welcome Circle
10-10:30am: Introduction to Mindfulness. What is mindfulness and how to bring it into everyday life. 
10:30am-12pm: Mindful Movement with Qi Gong, mindful walking, guided seated meditation & yoga.
12-12:30pm: Mindful Lunch
12:30-2pm: Deep Relaxation/Restorative Yoga
2-2:30pm: Dharma Sharing
This retreat is suitable for all levels and ages 11 and up. 

Please bring a vegetarian lunch for mindful eating as a group and snacks for throughout the day.

Space is limited. Kindly sign up early to reserve your spot.

To register: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/one-day-yoga-mindfulness-retreatfriday-march-30-good-friday-930-230pm/

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One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario
Feb
19
9:30 AM09:30

One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in Kingston, Ontario

Monday, February 19 (Family Day)  
9:30am-2:30pm

Samatva Yoga Westend Studio, 836 Gardiners Road, Kingston, Ontario
Investment $75


Please grab your cushion, yoga mat and join travelling practitioners Sarah and Hang for a nourishing day of goodness in beautiful West End studio .

9:30-10am Welcome Circle
10-10:30am: Introduction to Mindfulness. What is mindfulness and how to bring it into everyday life. 
10:30am-12pm: Mindful Movement with Qi Gong, mindful walking, guided seated meditation & yoga.
12-12:30pm: Mindful Lunch
12:30-2pm: Deep Relaxation/Restorative Yoga
2-2:30pm: Dharma Sharing

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

Please bring a vegetarian lunch for mindful eating as a group and snacks for throughout the day.

Space is limited. Kindly sign up early to reserve your spot.

To register: http://yogasamatva.com/events-programs/one-day-yoga-mindfulness-retreatmonday-feb-19-family-day-930-230pm/

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200-Hour Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in Kingston, Ontario
Feb
17
to May 20

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

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Full course description here.

DATES
February 17 - May 20, 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)
May 5/6
May 12/13
May 19/20

ALL THREE MODULES
$3000 CAD (incl HST)

LOCATION: Full Circle Health Network - 4 Cataraqui St, 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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One-Day Mindfulness & Qi Gong Retreat in Portarlington, Australia
Dec
9
9:30 AM09:30

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 us 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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Shamballa Reiki Level 1 & 2 Training Course in HCMC, Vietnam
Dec
9
to Dec 10

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

Saturday & Sunday, December 9-10, 2017
9am - 4pm
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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Mindfulness Course for Everyday Life, HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
28
to Nov 30

Mindfulness Course for Everyday Life, HCMC, Vietnam

Mindfulness Course for Everyday Life (2 sessions)

1. Tues, Nov 28, 6-8pm
2. Thur, Nov 30, 6-8pm

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

Investment: 1.100.000 VND (for 2 sessions)

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 Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Restorative Yoga Training in HCMC, Vietnam

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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 HCMC, VIetnam
Nov
18
9:30 AM09:30

One-Day Mindfulness & Qi Gong Retreat in HCMC, VIetnam

Date: Saturday, November 18 , 2017 | 9:30am-4pm
Investment: 700,000 VND
Location: Tara House, 88/3 Nguyen Van Troi Street., Ward 8, Phu Nhuan District

Please grab your cushion, yoga mat and join travelling practitioners Sarah and Hang for a nourishing day of goodness at Tara House.

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.

For lunch you can bring a vegetarian lunch and snacks or order lunch prepared by Tara House (details will be sent to you when booking is confirmed).

Space is limited. Only 10 slots are available. Please kindly reserve your space early with Tara House: tararetreathouses@gmail.com

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Introduction to Self-Defense for Girls & Women in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

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

Wednesday, November 15, 6-8pm
Mandala Wellness - 41 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2, HCMC
Investment: 700,000 VND
Advance booking: https://goo.gl/forms/3EyHWUa2jS43YtGr1

“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.

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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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Mindfulness Immersion/Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
5
to Dec 3

Mindfulness Immersion/Teacher Training in HCMC, Vietnam

4-Day Mindfulness Immersion/Teacher Training in District 2, HCMC, Vietnam
Dates: Sun, Nov 5 | Sun, Nov 19 | Sat, Dec 2 | Sun, Dec 3, 2017
Time: 9:30am-5pm

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

Mindfulness in short is a way of life. If this is your way of life and are interested in helping others, we’d invite you to attend this training.

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 insight, understanding, compassion, love, peace, and joy

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

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

Fee includes: 
* All course materials:
  - Mindfulness manual with guided meditation (walking or sitting), mantras/gathas, mindfulsongs, history and theories of mindfulness, etc.
  - E-books and other electronic reading materials
* saigon om 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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One-Day Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat in HCMC, Vietnam
Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

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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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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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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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 Anatomy & Alignment Workshop in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

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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Introduction to Self-Defense for Girls & Women in HCMC, Vietnam
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

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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One-Day Mindfulness & Qi Gong Retreat in Portarlington, Australia
Sep
9
9:30 AM09:30

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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