Victoria

Skyclad Yoga – Naked Yoga In Vancouver And Victoria

Nude (yes naked!) yoga is becoming more popular these days. If you are they type of person who is comfortable in your birthday suit, then naked yoga might be just what you’re looking for:

Skyclad Yoga offers nude Vinyasa Flow yoga classes in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Founded by Ron Stewart, this Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor with a 25 year dance career, has been practicing various styles of yoga since 1998. Couples classes, co-ed classes, and male-only classes are available through Skyclad Yoga – check their website for schedules. Practitioners should bring a yoga mat, water and a towel or light blanket.

Why naked?

Naked is natural. Face it, clothes get in the way! For those curious there is a unique freedom comparable to skinny-dipping. Skyclad Yoga allows the practitioner to better feel the subtler external and internal sensations and energies: air on skin, feet on floor, heart beating, engaged core, dropped shoulders,  muscles stretch,  releasing and breathing, the body expands into its kinesphere.

Studio Locations:

Vancouver
The Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St. (at Granville)
Vancouver B.C.

Victoria
The Yoga Shala
1322 Broad St. (at Johnson) Buzz #27
Victoria BC

Deer Leap Yoga
709 Pears Rd (in Metchosin)
Victoria BC

Visit their website SkycladYoga.com for more information.

Is this a type of yoga that you would personally try? Or do you feel nude yoga too risque? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Himalayan Kundalini Kriya Yoga Workshop On Vancouver Island

What an exciting time for yoga in BC! There are so many excellent yoga workshops taking place during the month of March. Yogis on Vancouver Island will be especially interested in hearing about an upcoming yoga workshop taking place in beautiful Victoria, BC: Kundalini Kriya Yoga, as taught by Yogiraj Gurunath Siddanath.

Two teachers, one from Seattle and one from Portland will be traveling to Victoria to facilitate this day long workshop. The morning will be regarding self healing techniques and the afternoon will be devoted to Kriya Yoga. Attendees have the option of participating in either the self healing workshop, or the Kriya workshop, or both.

For those unfamiliar with Kriya Yoga, it is a meditation that is of the same lineage as Parmahansa Yoganandas.

Here is more info:

What Is Acroyoga?

Acroyoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics.

There are 7 main elements to acroyoga: circle ceremony, asana, partner flow, Thai massage, therapeutic flying, inversions & spotting, and partner acrobatics. There are three primary roles in an acroyoga practice: base, flyer and spotter.

This dynamic artistic expression has incredible therapeutic qualities for the entire being. The practice cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. The goal of acroyoga is to bring people into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with a higher power. From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, celebrated and shared for the benefit of all. Through partner and group movement a conscious community develops through nurturing of confidence, communication and self acceptance.

Yoga + Acrobatics + Thai Massage = Acroyoga!

Background:
The term ‘acroyoga’ has been used at Santa Monica Muscle Beach informally since the ’90s. However, the physical practice itself was first documented with young kids as ‘flyers’ in 1938, by Krishnamacharya. In the early 2000s, the word AcroYoga was claimed to promote the specific school.

www.seattleacro.com

Vancouver:
Official Instuctor: Emelia Symington Fedy
Contact: [email protected]

Workshops with Emelia:

Jan 2, 2011 Vancouver, BC AcroYoga Inversions & Acrobatics With Emelia
Jan 16, 2011 Vancouver, BC AcroYoga Fundamentals With Emelia

Acroyoga
More acroyoga in Vancouver:
Contact: [email protected]
Location: 4th Avenue and Macdonald Street, in Kitsilano

Join us as we glide gracefully surpass the limitations of the mind. You may find yourself taking more risks in your daily life as we release fear into a centered new world cultivating joy and loving kindness, with new friends.

Victoria:
Live on Vancouver Island? You can connect with other acroyogis in Victoria on the Acroyoga Victoria Facebook Page.

Official Acroyoga website: www.acroyoga.org

Are you involved with acroyoga? Is it a style of yoga you would be interested in trying?

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