Selena Isles –  Where I’m from

I am a yoga +meditation teacher, speaker, producer and international DJ Seriousblack. 

I am a little boy mama, I’m an Aquarius (double scorpio, in case anyone was asking) I’m a lover of all things soulful and analog, basically an analog girl in a digital world. I love sneakers, vinyls, and street art aka graffiti; one of my favourite movies is High Fidelity. 

I love road trips, 90s rap and hip hop culture, rose petal oat milk lattes and slow quiet mornings with books. I am also the forerunner of embracing chaos and how to do that without losing your shit. Yes I cuss, it’s good for clearing your throat chakra and to make sure everyone’s listening. 

Making my life a ritual with yoga, meditation/nidra, music are the practices that bring me back to myself, the passions of my life.

I want to share that passion with you. 

 

MY WEEKLY TEACHING SCHEDULE

Come prepared to breathe, sweat, and LAUGH together. I believe in yoga for ALL BODIES and EVERYBODY! I design each class as a dynamic event, a celebration that nurtures your personal practice and roots you deep.

*** Due to Covid19 all of my practices and meditation offerings have moved to the virtual spaces please and as stipulations shift so do my classes to outdoors . Follow the links below or email me directly as schedules can and are subject to change ***

MONDAYS at Dulwich Park in Saint Lambert with Beco Yoga 

18h00 – 19h00 SUPERFLOW at Dulwich Park, Saint Lambert with Béco Yoga

Sign into any of my classes at Béco Yoga here:  Béco Yoga

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS with Yoga Vibe Brossard IN STUDIO 

17h15 – 18h15 Advance Vinyasa Krama

18h30 -19h30 All Levels Vinyasa

THURSDAY MORNINGS 

10h00 – 11h00 Vinyasa Krama II

Sign into any of my IN STUDIO classes here: Yoga Vibe Brossard

*** Masks are essential for entry to studio. Please bring your own, yoga mat, blocks and strap***

DO YOU LOVE EARLY EARLY MORNINGS?

JOIN ME WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS ON WANDERLUST TV in June and if you missed it catch the replay here! 8am RISE UP VIBES UP Super Flow Practice

Early Morning Rise UP /Vibes UP / Practice before the TRIBE’S UP

A fluid and dynamic practice to wake up what your souls looks like.

Expect fluid vinyasa, embodied hatha and grounded meditation rolled into 60 minutes of YAS PLEASE.

***BONUS for the FIRST TIME EVER ON Wanderlust TV I’m offering the practices in English and French for all my OMies in Quebec and France oh la la!!! Rejoignez-moi tous les mercredi et vendredi en juin pour RISE VIBES UP vinyasa sur Wanderlust TV BONUS Je donne les pratiques en anglais et en français pour mes amis à Québec et au France!

Plus includes exclusive sets by DJ Seriousblack 

Sign up HERE  Wanderlust TV Classes 

I’d love to see you on your mat, in your living room and PJ’s breathing, glowing and flowing!!

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Check this sweet interview, I did with Wanderlust on emerging and slowing down while taking in this global shift…

Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times: Selena Isles

“We are being called to sit still and nourish our own unique gift. Prepare for the re-emergence like butterflies in cocoons.”

As the world grapples with the shift toward social isolation, managing pandemic-related stress, and an uncertain future, we at Wanderlust know that our greatest strengths are the wisdom of our leaders and the power of community.

We have reached out to the lighthouses in our teaching community to share some succinct, actionable insights with our community, as well as to call on us to be bold and envision how this shift can create a better world. Because extraordinary times call for extraordinary leadership. 


COPING IN THE PRESENT

Coping right now is laughter with intentional swearing, and keeping it real with myself 100 percent of the time. I live with my parents, sister, brother-in-law, aunts and my son — so you could say I signed up for some hard core enlightenment here.

Managing being quarantined with a huge family means laughter, vulnerability, moving boundaries, learning and leaning into compromise and above all giving myself permission to rest, reset, and not do anything.

Thriving is examining the chaos, embracing the chaos and asking myself how I am going to be in a relationship with fear/chaos/uncertainty? Holding the chaos and unknown together, being still and examining the beautiful disaster and being totally okay with it.

Am I being a dutiful yogi and practicing asana every day? Real talk? No, I have released the dogma of having something look or feel right according to sources outside of me. I practice what I need, when I need to, and right now what I need is a combination of movement and meditation.

ANSWERING THE CALL

The shift… begin again.

We are being called to sit still and nourish our own unique gift. Prepare for the re-emergence like butterflies in cocoons.

We are being shown that there will be a new extraordinary and it will never look like the normal we once knew. One where we are potentially more vulnerable, where we truly care and not because it’s the love and light thing to do.

We need to be rested and ready to first hear the call, in essence to surrender. Once we receive that call; our unique contribution to the new extraordinary is needed; we must be ready to present whatever it is that is, this is grace.

We are being asked to begin again. The previous normal had us separate and out of touch with each other (even though we think we are more in touch than ever, we are, in fact not).

We were divisive, we were in constant competition with ourselves yet projected it onto our neighbour, friend, coworker, you name it.

Now as we align to the extraordinary, vulnerability and courage hold the same merit: living in harmony internally and with each other means we can live in harmony with the land. Reaching out to help support and hold each other. Accept being held by family and strangers alike. We are being silently guided back to what is important (family, friends, human connections). We are being guided to soften.

What can we do?

Surrender; to our inner grace, give yourself permission to rest in the unknown. Look at the fear and see if we can hold the relationship to it?

Soften; give ourselves permission to not be caught up, to sit still and listen, give yourself permission to not do anything

Anchor; ourselves in gratitude (I for one have never been more grateful for a walk and eye contact with strangers in my life or talking on the phone to hear someone and NOT texting);

Align to the New Extraordinary, of what’s to come but more importantly to who YOU are becoming in the face of this.

CURRENT EVENTS & TRAININGS

200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

In Depth Training

September 2020 – June 2021

Our 10-month, 200-hour teacher training in the vinyasa krama based style blends a practical approach to yoga philosophy, history and mythology, with a strong emphasis on applying the teachings to a modern-day setting. Our training is steeped in looking in depth at the philosophy of yoga, its sister science Ayurveda, and goes beyond the approach of asana only based learning. We look at the roots of yoga, its evolution and its place in the modern world. 

While exploring yoga postures and their variations, students will be immersed in the intricacies of pranayama, the bandhas, and meditation. The techniques and practices learned will be brought together when exploring how to demonstrate postures, sequence classes logically and fluidly, and adjust conscientiously. We also look at extensive anatomy training and at the ethics associated with the responsibility of teaching, cultural understanding, will have the participants leave the training with a deeper understanding of the yoga practices and teachings and feeling empowered and ready to teach with confidence, or go further in their quest for self realization. 

Faculty includes guest teachers and workshop retreat!

Some Topics covered but not limited to:

    • History and traditions related to modern yoga
    • Origins of modern yoga
    • Comparative study of yoga philosophy – Classical, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra
    • Bhagavad Gita introduction & study
    • Essentials of asana practice – breath, foundation, general form, primary energy flows, and refinements of poses
    • Better alignment in practice
    • How to practice with an injury
    • How to modify practice to make it easier or harder
    • Purpose and use of props
    • Restorative poses
    • How we categorize postures (e.g. standing poses, hip openers, arm balances, backbends, inversions, twists, and seated postures) and how we string them together
    • How to apply anatomy and biomechanics to yoga poses and practice
    • How to apply your anatomy learning to advance your asanas
    • Pranayama (breathing exercises) & meditation
    • Observing and understanding bodies in yoga poses
    • The art of teaching yoga
    • How or whether to touch students and when to use adjustments
    • How to effectively sequence a yoga practice or class
    • Introduction to meditation
    • Functional anatomy and physiology
    • Meaning behind asana systems
    • History of Yoga – major schools and movements
    • How to improve your own yoga practice
    • How to teach a yoga pose

    In short, we’ll look closely at many forms of yoga and yoga poses, learn relevant and applicable anatomy, explore the history and mythology of yoga, and spend time contemplating various yoga philosophies and epics. Most importantly, you’ll learn what impact all of this can have on your life, on and off the mat. Whether your goal is to become a teacher or simply to explore the yoga practices more deeply, our 10-month programme provides the practical tools and foundation for graduates to move into the next phases of their journey with passion, inspiration and direction.

For more information see here http://selenaisles.com/classes-and-trainings/

Be Present. Be Patient. Be Here Now

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