Workshops & Intensives

Workshops and intensives are suited to students who want to integrate their practice with the demands of their busy lives. Inspired, and having gained insight into practice, and new friends, students leave workshops & intensives feeling more awake and calm.

Workshops and intensives are non-residential and held in urban centres. I teach them based on any combination of Buddhist philosophy, western psychology, yoga, and meditation. There are workshops and intensives designed for participants of all levels and backgrounds, from raw beginners to teachers, clinicians, and therapists.

Workshops

Usually held on weekends, workshops are typically one or two-day events. They’re preceded by a talk the evening before. Workshops take the form of training for professionals, day-long meditation events, teen mindfulness courses, or weekend yoga workshops.

Intensives

We like being able to offer intensives which share a lot of the same benefits of retreats but are less expensive and more accessible to people living in cities.

Usually several days long, intensives are like being on retreat during the day, but—because we’re still in the middle of an urban centre, and going home at night—it’s a great opportunity to practice with the city too. Based on focused, community-oriented practice, intensives feel like a combination of being in a yoga workshop, a university classroom, a community centre, and a monastery.

Note: If students come from out of town for intensives, we try to help them find accommodation.

Browse the workshops & intensives below to explore what each uniquely offers and determine if it’s suited to you.

  • Bridging Yoga & Meditation in Nanaimo

    Bridging Yoga & Meditation

    June 11, 2017 10:00 am
    Nanaimo
    British Columbia
    Canada

    A day-long workshop with at OmTown Yoga in Nanaimo. Open the intelligence of your body through precise posture sequences. Learn to integrate the physical yoga practice with stillness and investigate your experience with more clarity and depth.

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  • Awareness & the Body of Freedom in Victoria

    Awareness & the Body of Freedom

    June 17, 2017 12:30 pm
    Victoria
    British Columbia
    Canada

    Fear, doubt, and anxiety are common burdens we carry in our hearts and bodies. Drawing on some of the Buddha’s teachings and meditation methods, explore ways to respond to fear with equanimity and kindness. By shining the light of awareness on fear exactly as it arises in the body and in our thoughts, we learn […]

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  • 3 Day Mindfulness Intensive in Banff

    July 3, 2017 8:30 am
    Banff
    Alberta
    Canada

    Most of us live our lives running from task to task, distraction to distraction… Mindful awareness means paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with […]

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  • Yoga, Meditation and Training in Compassion

    October 25, 2017 9:30 am
    London
    United Kingdom

    This 5 day intensive integrates the practice of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and study. Mornings will focus on slowing down traditional yoga sequences to explore detailed physical alignment while also learning subtle tricks about internal energy patterns and breathing that are rarely taught. You will learn creative new sequences that increase joint mobility, wake […]

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  • Yoga, Meditation and Training in Compassion

    January 26, 2018 9:00 am
    Copenhagen
    Denmark

    This 5 day intensive integrates the practice of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and study. Mornings will focus on slowing down traditional yoga sequences to explore detailed physical alignment while also learning subtle tricks about internal energy patterns and breathing that are rarely taught. You will learn creative new sequences that increase joint mobility, wake […]

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  • Integrating Yoga & Meditation

    February 3, 2018 9:00 am
    Sigtunagatan 8
    Stockholm
    113 22
    Sweden

    Morning Asana (3 hours): We will slow down traditional sequences of vinyasa yoga to explore the intersection of alignment based practice with creative approaches to joint mobility and embodied mindfulness. We will blend detailed physical alignment with practices to help you calm the mind and transform distractions and turbulent emotions. Practice in a way that integrates […]

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