CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Weekly Class 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 in the practice. You’ll find the beats and vibrations of bhakti musicians and hip-hop artists, a practice inspired by the full moon or the 5 elements, a candlelit evening flow or a sunlit morning wake-up call.

So wherever you are, however you are, whatever day of the week, show up and bring it.

MONDAYS

12h00 – 13h00 Sangha Flow @ Yoga Sangha

19h30- 21h00  Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series @ Béco Yoga & Boutique Écologique

TUESDAYS

14h00 – 15h15 Yoga Therapeutics & Alignment @ Béco Yoga & Boutique Écologique

17h00 – 18h15 Intermediate Vinyasa @ YogaVibe Brossard

18h30 – 19h30 Vinyasa All Levels @ YogaVibe Brossard

WEDNESDAYS

16h30 – 17h30  Vinyasa @ Yoga Sangha

FRIDAYS

9:30 – 11 AM Vinyasa Krama @ Béco Yoga & Boutique Écologique

 YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series – Mondays  19h30 – 21h00 @Béco Yoga 

In this class I will deconstruct what the Ashtanga practice is, in particular Primary Series which focuses on forward folds, hip opening and building strength from the ground up, and introduce students to the basic Ashtanga principles and foundations of yoga asana. This is the classical Primary Series (Yoga Cikitsā) I lead using a unique approach I developed; whereby I teach alignment based focused instruction to synchronize the posture (Asana) with breath (Pranayama) and transition (Vinyasa) with precision, confidence and lightness. Open to ANYONE wanting to learn this ancient practice. The primary series is a rejuvenating sequence that takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. The postures are strengthening, toning and cleansing for the muscles, joints and internal organs. The focus of the primary series is forward folds and hip opening, which calms the parasympathetic nervous system chilling you WAY out. During the primary led classes, you are guided in unison through the postures of the sequence and provided with variations of poses that prove challenging. The fun part is that the sequence never changes, providing consistency, focus and allowing students to experience almost all yoga asana they would encounter in other practices. The class includes standing, balancing, twists, forward folds and hip opening postures, breathing, pranayama and chanting. You will earn the basis for all yoga postures during this practice. Experienced Beginners – ALL levels welcome.

Vinyasa – Wednesdays 16h30 – 17h30 @ Yoga Sangha 

Vinyasa (or flow) style yoga with an emphasis on creativity and alignment. My classes are inventive and thoughtful sequences of sun salutations, standing & seated postures, back bending and inversions – guided by a steady breath to tone and calm the mind.
Warning: This class is highly addictive and may result in recurrent bouts of laughing and sparking joy.

Vinyasa Krama – Fridays 9:30 – 11am @Béco Yoga 

Vinyasa Krama means “wise progression.” It refers to the ancient and time-tested principles of sequencing which are the foundation for the high art of truly skilled, compelling and powerful practices. Vinyasa Krama means a step by step progression into something, or to a certain goal. A goal, in this case, being a complex or advanced asana (posture). Vinyasa – which is the principle of synchronising movement with the breath and Krama – which literally means steps or stages With Vinyasa Krama you build onto something or grow into something, working methodically from simple to more complex poses. I prepare the body within certain poses to move into the more advanced or complex “peak pose”. We explore, asana, alignment, breath, body, kriya, and meditation in this practice. This is not a FAST paced class, explorations are slow and done mindfully to prepare each student for the next step. That said, this class is not designed for beginners; some previous experience is recommended.

BACK IN FALL 2019 Yoga Tune UP FIXX 

A vigorous 45 minute flow class, this class is a straight up shot of all the good stuff, set to a kick ass, carefully curated soundtrack. Fixx classes revolutionize your practice as I deconstruct the postures to really have you “pay attention” to whats moving.  You will move, breathe, and sweat — community style. This mashup of asana, pranayama, and nada yoga is radically fresh vinyasaless vinyasa krama. Complimented with 45 minutes of Yoga Tune Up® deep tissue massage assists in releasing pain, opening locked muscles, facilitating proper posture and quality sleep. This class is the perfect complement to asana. ALL LEVELS may induce drooling.

Can’t wait to see you on your mats!

Sign up for any of my classes at Beco studio here:  https://becoecoboutique.com/pages/cours-de-yoga-classes

Signature Styles & Workshops

I teach a number of workshops throughout the year ranging from 2 hour classes/intensives, pop up yoga practices and entire weekend immersions allowing anyone to go deeper and explore yoga within their relationship to practice. Topics often include a blend of intermediate asana practice, myth inspired teachings, lectures, seasonal wisdom practices, or teacher specific offerings.

Selena Isles Yoga – A Signature Style

Many years ago I came to yoga as you know because of traumatic injury that ended my athletic career. Prior to that I used to think yoga something my mom and elders did to keep cool, calm and collected in the face of us children.  I went from rising star to injured athletic “has been”, spiralled into self despair, depression and negative connotations. However this forced me to rewrite my whole story, and self check myself and what I believed to be true of myself, I found Buddhism around this same time and it lifted me out slowly. When I finally got to Thailand with no real yoga practice other than the asana and meditation I practiced at home with my mom a devote Iyengar student, I was like a fish out of water for the first time.

My time spent with the monks on Wat Suan Moh threw my connotations out the window as we practiced no asana for the first year only mediation, silence and karma/Bhakti yoga. This dismantled me from the inside out – meditation or hours of it on the cold floor did the rest. When we did practice I was astounded at the simplicity the practice, I learned the original 84 asana that Shiva stated were “appropriate” for men to learn in this age. For years I was a Nath Hatha acolyte. I believed stillness would uncover everything there was to know and so I practiced this asana according to the Hatha tenants, in silence and stillness until I could no longer trace the lines of fluidity in the stillness. It was around that time that I started to link the poses to breath, and practice Ashtanga Vinyasa, then I really began to see the microcosm in the macro and vice versa.

I thought to myself and questioned my teachers many times over ” why can we not have a practice that integrates both movement and stillness, alignment and precision with breath and flow”. Many raised eyebrows and years later I developed my signature style that integrates the breath based flow of Astanga and the precision of Iyengar into a deep, sweaty and transformative mind/body experience, all the while dropping ancient texts and wisdom.

And that is the simple secret to my practice finding the threads or sutras of the macrocosm and bringing it to everyone. I believe strongly in yoga for everybody and all bodies, and so my practices develop and emanate from this place of stillness juxtaposed against movement and meditation. Being a single mother, touring and teaching all year round I am in deep need of my yoga practice; it healed my broken body and mind two decades ago and now keeps my soul intact on a daily basis.

Urban Yogi Hang Suite

Connection is the currency we trade in.

I tell people all the time, Urban Yogi Hangsuite is a workshop about connection, where we do yoga, not a just a yoga class, with a little bit of connection thrown in. Its bringing Radical Presence to every moment of our lives both on and off the mat. Its about connection. its about finding the Yuj (union) in Yoga.

The whole point of the UYH is PRESENCE; not just to be more present. By being more present we break the spell of forgetfulness we live under most of the time. We forget that we are not here for long on this planet and neither is anyone around us. We forget that each life and every moment is profoundly precious. Presence opens the door to more reverence for ourselves, others and nature.

To me, the greatest gesture of this attitude is a HUG where we connect not just to another person but to our highest vibrational Self.

The love (universal love) , you share with me and with each other is a force in the universe like gravity and electromagnetism. The whole purpose of life is to tune into this gift of the universe, and did we ever tune in.

I hope you feel the Love because Love is the greatest gift of the universe. Let it flow through you today and every day.

Radiance & Ritual

SOUL II SOUL

SACRED MOVEMENT +MEDITATION +  REFLECTIVE WRITING PRACTICE

Are you ready to explore your inner goddess through movement? Are you ready to allow yourself to heal through any wounds and resurface with a new feeling? Are you ready to honour those feelings and create a new story? Words that are born from breath are like prayers, when we touch them, they are freed. Unnamed feelings now have a whole new life, a whole new meaning. They are free to reshape themselves through cognition and suddenly, aren’t so scary after all.

These words free us from fear. Poems that are written first within our cells… Prana, life-force.

Let’s create space together. Let’s embark on a journey to empower each other through yoga, journaling, innate intuitive ancestral awareness and knowledge.

In this unique practice you will:

– Engage in breath work

– Move your body

– Meditate with Mantra

– Participate in reflective writing practice

Radiance and Ritual was developed around 4 simple principles: intuition, ancestral wisdom, meditation and yoga. Through these principles, we create the bridges for people to RADIATE and help their stories bloom, essentially recoding the words you tell yourself daily, the stories you have held on to that form your present now. Through this creation a RITUAL is born that you can take with you anywhere to stay connected. I assist in bringing forth the creative power present in inhabiting our bodies with confidence, awareness and compassion.

Do not miss this opportunity to uncover more of who you are.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Trainings

Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training 2019

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ASHTANGA VINYASA &
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
with Jamie Lee CYA-E-RYT 500, Selena Isles CYA-E-RYT 500, Veronique Landry, Peter Lavoie, Sacha Mathew & Terri McCollum
starts April 26th, 2019 at United Yoga Montreal
www.mythirdeye.info/main/e-2019-TT.html

This Canadian Yoga Alliance accredited course in Montreal is designed for all passionate students wanting to explore and expand a personal yoga practice, learn about the healing power of the science itself and establish practical tools for personally sharing and teaching yoga professionally.

With the practice of yoga, you can always finds ways to enhance and improve your connection to self. If you are motivated by a strong desire to change, our teacher training program is guaranteed to unlock your potential and bring forth your innate strengths and talents.

This course will explore the ancient science of yoga asana through the understanding of alignment based principles within ashtanga vinyasa yoga. As we study asana, meditation and the other limbs of Ashtanga yoga, we will provide to you the inspiration and tools necessary to move your personal practice into a new domain of awareness.

In addition to our teacher training, Jamie’s unique Yoga Mentorship program that has been crafted over the past 8 years, offers an additional opportunity to make that commitment to the self become a solid foundation within your practice.

In the words of Bruce Lee, “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”

Course Highlights:
• A detailed examination and analysis of yoga asana, using three (3) main influences: architecture and alignment from the BKS Iyengar method infused into the movement based vinyasa method of T Krishnamacharya & Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Along with breath, vinyasa, bandha, and drishti will be the focal points of the asana component.
• We will cover anatomy and human physiology with its relation to asana and its specific effects on the nervous and organic systems.
• We will explore the logic and art of asana sequencing, how to create safe and effective routines, plus instruction on how to wisely and safely adjust, modify and adapt specific asanas for all levels of students.
• Learn how to create and maintain a personal asana and meditation practice. Plus hatha, restorative and therapeutic asana systems that compliment the vinyasa practice.
• Teaching skills will emphasize proper verbal communication of how to instruct in a powerful yet supportive and concise manner.
• Additional topics include: nutrition, yoga history, philosophy, Patanjali’s yoga sutras, ethics of teaching, the teacher student relationship, modern styles and trends, classroom management, demonstration skills, healing skills and reiki. Will include keeping a journal, homework, final examination, peer teaching and review.
• Guest teachers will provide an interesting mix of experience, flavour, imagination and perspective.
• Materials provided: a copy of the Yoga Sutras (book form), a paper manual (which includes a photo & description of every asana covered in the TT), any other additional materials provided by the guest teachers (workshops), a USB stick (containing a collection of mp3’s for home practice of ashtanga, meditation, pranayama & yoga nidra, plus a collection of PDF’s of supplementary readings).

Course Breakdown (hours):
• 120 hrs asana
• 30 hrs meditation
• 10 hrs pranayama
• 20 hrs theory, history, Yoga Sutras
• 20 hrs anatomy, physiology, chakras
• 10 hrs yoga nidra
Please note that the yoga teacher training material is currently in English, we will do our best to be as bilingual as possible with the material.

The Dates:
Weekend #1: April 26-28th
Weekend #2: May 24-26th
Weekend #3: June 21-23rd
Week Intensive: July 28-August 2nd
Weekend #4: Sep 13-15th
Weekend #5: Oct 4-6th
Weekend #6: Nov 22-24th
Weekend #7: Jan 24-26th
Weekend #8: Feb 21-23rd
Weekend #9: Mar 20-22nd

Course Schedule:
Weekends:
Friday: 6-10pm
Saturday: 10-1pm & 2-6pm
Sunday: 10-1pm & 2-6pm

Week Intensive:
Sunday: 10-1pm & 2-6pm
Monday: 7-12pm
Tuesday: 7-9:30am & 12-5pm
Wednesday: 7-12pm
Thursday: 7-9:30am & 12-5pm
Friday: 7-12pm

Investment:
– $2,999.00 early bird price till March 25th
– $3300 regular price (as of March 26th)
Upon completion of the 200hour course, providing the student has fulfilled all the requirements, he or she will receive a 200 hour certificate of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga training which is recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance.

For all other details for registration, please visit:
www.mythirdeye.info/main/e-2019-TT.html
email: mythirdeye@live.com
514.884.7275