Essential Oil Distillation Weekend Retreats in Jamaica
Apr
14
to Jun 10

Essential Oil Distillation Weekend Retreats in Jamaica

Join us in St Mary, Jamaica for a special weekend immersion retreat series of essential oil distillation education, vegan meals and time in nature. Learn how to prepare and distil essential oils from Jamaican plants and the power of plant medicine and the ways we can work with them to heal ourselves and the world around us.  Join us for weekend of retreat or for day retreat.  Accommodations are shared on our permaculture farm on the sea, with flushing toilets and natural spring water and roots family vibes. 

Retreat Package: $250USD: Themed distillation workshop begins Saturday morning at 10am. Includes vegan lunch and dinner and shared accommodation on Saturday night. On Sunday, themed workshop continues with breakfast and lunch provided. Option available to add another nights stay on Friday or Sunday.  

Day Rate Only: $100USD Includes Distillation Workshops as well as a vegan lunch and dinner.  10am start each day. Joining on Saturday would ensure you get the introduction to the weekend theme. 

For more information you can email Danielle@lovelightyoga.com or call/IMessage/WhatsApp 1-778-989-5446

Introduction to Essential Oil Distillation: April 14-15th, 2018

Distilling Cultivated and Wildcrafted Plants: April 21-22, 2018

Distilling Essential Oils of Jamaica's Spices: May 12-13, 2018

The Do's and Don't of Hydro Distillation: May 26-27, 2018

The Magic of Co-Distillation: June 9-10, 2018

 

DETAILS

Introduction to Essential Oil Distillation: April 14-15th, 2018

  • Learn the principles of distillation 
  • Understand the set up of the distillery
  • Hands on distillation of two locals plants over 2 days. 

 

Distilling Cultivated and Wildcrafted Plants: April 21-22, 2018

  • The do's and don't of working with each category
  • Hands on distillation of two local plants over two days
  • Maximizing the yield of important low-yield plants

 

Distilling Essential Oils of Jamaica's Spices: May 12-13, 2018

  • Learn the healing properties of spices for internal and external medicine
  • Work with hot and heavier than water oils in two distillations over two days.

 

The Do's and Don't of Hydro Distillation: May 26-27, 2018

  • Understanding the basics of water immersion distillation  
  • Work with two plants over two days. 

 

The Magic of Co-Distillation: June 9-10, 2018

  • Purposefully combining two or more plants for unique blends. 
  • Construct two co-distillations over two days. 

 

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Jamaica Retreats 2018
Apr
15
to Jun 20

Jamaica Retreats 2018

We are very pleased to release our Jamaica 2018 New Moon Yin Retreat dates. These plant-based yoga retreats are taking place on vegan permaculture farm on the sea. 

Twice daily yoga, vegan meals and natural remedies on a permaculture farm on the sea!  These events will be empowering, healing and educational.  Join us in learning how to identify and properly harvest natural medicines and distill  their essential oils,  make lotions and salves, make roots tonics, go on nature walks to study the ethobotanical and medical properties of plants as you immerse in nature and natural healing. Very excited to be hosting this series with my friends on the North Coast of Jamaica focusing on modern day Rasta lifestyle and connected to the spirit of nature.  Our yin practices will be on the elements and emotions and our daily teas, steams and tonics will reflect that work. Looking well forward to bridging natural livity with body re-education and a moment to reset your inner and outter . Bee keeping, plantain bread, long hikes to waterfalls, reasonings around the fire and depending on which retreat you join us on. MANGOS! YES PLEASE. Can you feel it. And Coconuts, so many coconuts.  WE have an 'Early Babe' presale here. check it out! 

Dates for the New Moons in 2018 are below. We are limited to 12 people in shared rooms per event with possibilities of private rooms at an extra cost. It is 7 nights of accommodation on the farm, with possible options of staying longer or arriving early. BLISS.

 All the showers are outdoors, all the food is organic and vegan and the water is spring water...we have flushing outdoor toilets, lots of farm space to walk,  a natural outdoor oven for homemade breads and swimming right on the property. Come and join us on the farm while you make and immerse in natural medicines and a real roots family vibe. The Ital is Vital and we are ready to welcome you. Questions? danielle@lovelightyoga.com. Interested in booked a group or different dates as well. Be in touch. 

March 17th, 2018. Early Bird

 April 15th, 2018. Early Bird

May 15th, 2018. Early Bird  

June 13th, 2018. Early Bird

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Justice and Spirit: Yin Yoga  Leadership Training
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Justice and Spirit: Yin Yoga Leadership Training

Justice and Spirit: Yin Yoga Leadership Training with Dia Penning and Danielle Hoogenboom in Vancouver, BC.

SAVE THE DATE! August 6th to 10th for 50 hours of YYTT.   9am-6pm daily with assignments and pre reading.

The early bird full rate is $650, with a deposit link here and is open until March 1, 2018  Final price is $750 plus taxes.  We have a limited number of part scholarships are available. Please write danielle@lovelightyoga.come for an application. 

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Are you ready to craft new a new dialogue, shift paradigms and rewrite old
patterns?
This workshop will support the development of inner resources, through breath,
asana, and meditation, to recognize and interrupt the patterns of our internal
landscapes. At the same time we will learn to cultivate strategies and analysis to
deconstruct, act, and interact with clarity while supporting the creation of new
systems.
Do our actions meet our intentions?

Are we engaged in the personal reflection and work it takes to be really present
for change and revolution?
How might we recognize patterns in our bodies as a mirror to patterns in our
world? What are the roots of these patterns?
This advanced training is for yoga teachers, activists, educators and those
interested in developing and applying yin yoga and social justice principles to
their work and lives. It is 50 hours towards LLY Yin School, CEU credits or to
deepen your own practice.

Honoured to be co-teaching again with the ever excellent Dia Penning.

With a Masters degree in Arts Integration, ten years as a social justice and racial equity professional and twenty-five years of yoga experience, Dia Penning E-RYT 200, supports students in slowing down, examining limiting patterns, and exploring creative solutions. Seeing yoga and social change as intertwined, she challenges habits of mind and supports shift and deep transformation. Dia draws the lines between personal and internal shift and the external patterns that hold inequity in place. She has consulted for a variety of clients including University of California at Berkeley, University Of Illinois at Chicago and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Dia has developed three volumes of curriculum exploring systems and patterns that maintain oppressive systems. She is an artist, activist, teacher, student,  wife and mother, who wants the world to work. For Everyone.

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Sep
14
to Sep 16

Yin and Reconciliation with Chastity Davis in Vancouver

Join Chastity Davis and Danielle Hoogenboom for a special Yin Yoga Leadership Training at Yoga on 7th.  

We will be hosting our urban retreat on the traditional and unceeded territories of the West Coast Salish Peoples, Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil Waututh. The West Coast Salish people have inhabited these lands since time immemorial.

Join us for this training that will disrupt, interrupt and broaden our ways, worlds, thinking and forms. Yin has the ability to cultivate transformative change and asks the major question " What do you need to reconcile in yourself?  Healing our own inner wounds is a warrior way that is long overdue and calling you deeply. Let yin yoga guide you in your own time and way as you reveal, reorder and re-narrative the tales in and around you. 

Yin Yoga allows charges, stuck energy, old holding patterns and new awareness to enter the lands of your form. How do we acknowledge and greet these messages in our forms will guide and direct the next steps of our path. What does healing mean to you?

This course counts as a 20 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training and includes a certificate of completion under Love Light Yoga School. If you are interested in completing your full 200 hour Yoga Teaching Training, these hours count towards that or as CEU for existing teachers.

September 14th: from 12pm-9pm

September 15th: 1:30pm to 8:30pm

September 16th: 2pm to 5:30pm

Training cost including print materials: $595

Early Bird Rate and Registration. 

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From Chastity's website: 

Yoga Mindfulness

Through Chastity’s journey of self-discovery and living her life’s purpose, she became attracted to and involved in the yoga community in Vancouver. Chastity believes in the philosophy that everything and everyone is interconnected. We are all connected to each other through the land in which we all live in relationship with, through the water that we drink, through the air that we breathe, and through the lineage of our ancestors. She also believes that in order to realize and live your life’s purpose, all most be in alignment: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical – body, mind, spirit, heart. Once alignment is achieved, all four aspects of your being must move together as one. They are all interconnected and have an effect on how you show up in the world. 

Chastity began her journey with yoga at the Bikrams Yoga studio in the Westend of Vancouver, when she was 18 years old and attending college. As a broke student, she didn’t have the funds for a monthly membership, so she exchanged cleaning the yoga studio for yoga classes.  Through her practice at Bikrams, Chastity became stronger in herself on all levels. She then branched out to try Kundalini Yoga at Yoga West in the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, Vancouver. Kundalini is still a staple in her yoga practice. Chastity has traveled the world to practice Kundalini Yoga with the top instructors such as Gurmukh, Snatum Kaur, and Krishna Kaur.

In Chastity’s yoga journey, she by chance hit up a Yin Yoga class at a Wanderlust yoga festival in 2014. Yin Yoga called to her and offered another opportunity to deepen her practice and connect further with her self. She had received many inspiring messages through her practice with Yin and decided to pursue her Yin Yoga certification through the Love, Light Yoga School on the East Side of Vancouver. 

Chastity’s focus of becoming a yoga teacher is to bring the practice of Yin Yoga to Indigenous women as part of their healing journey. Yin Yoga is accessible to everybody and holding postures for 3-10 minutes provide an opportunity to connect, listen, and learn. Our bodies are wise and can teach us what we need to grow into the next stage of our lives. Yin Yoga is an opportunity to step into and sit with you. To slow down, breathe, and stretch into yourself. 

Book Chastity to come to your community and offer yoga/mindfulness/self-discovery retreat or workshops.

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Yin and Social Justice 2018 at HollyHock
Sep
23
to Sep 28

Yin and Social Justice 2018 at HollyHock

VERY Excited to be presenting Yin and Social Justice at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC in September 2018. Join us September 23-28th, 2018. You can read more. 

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 Dia Penning and Danielle Hoogenboom with our badass guest teacher in the last YY&SJ training with Chastity Davis. 

Dia Penning and Danielle Hoogenboom with our badass guest teacher in the last YY&SJ training with Chastity Davis. 

Calling all rebels, leaders, healers, seekers and knowers. How do we confront and contain our energy, while making our bodies conduits for change? What does it take to create change, both internal and external? Let’s gather together to explore the complex, awkward, covert, and paradox as medicine for change. Free the tension in your body and spirit, allowing space to renew, refresh and see with new eyes.

Navigating our changing world and living a life of equity and social justice can be challenging. Like yoga, social justice requires practice in order to overcome long-held habits. Bringing our contemplation and yoga practices into our work, relationships and communities, allows a deeper examination of the privileges, biases, and structures that keep inequity in place.

During this 5-day program we will demonstrate how focusing on energy meridians and our physical bodies and sensations can serve as an example for energy changes in our organizations and communities. We will examine how attention and intention align with impact; how changes in behaviour create changes in interpersonal relationships, community interaction, and larger social structures.

The hours count as CEU with Yoga Alliance, or can applied towards the completion of LLY 200 Yin Yoga School.

Dia Penning is the founder of Equity Collective and the Director of Curriculum at World Trust Educational Services. She dances in the intersections of art, yoga, and social justice. A yoga practitioner for over 20 years, she discovered her love of yoga through a book she checked out from a local library. Dia supports students in slowing down, examining limiting patterns, and exploring creativity. She views yoga as a tool for social change, integrating it into her work as a social justice coach and curriculum developer, by encouraging a deep exploration of structural inequity through personal transformation and paradigm shift.

Dia has held leadership positions with the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Center for Innovation in Technology and Education at Columbia College Chicago, and the Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts. With a Master in Interdisciplinary Arts, Dia is a connector. She draws together, ideas, people, thoughts, and feelings by using breath work, the arts, media literacy, and strategic dialogue. This approach gets at the heart of assumptions and habitual behaviour. She works with teams, over time, to assuage their fear of change by building ideas, like blocks, and giving people time to reflect, respond, and question.

Dia is a mother, yogi, artist, activist, lover, teacher and student. She recognizes that her students share similarly complex identities and strives to meet them where they are at. theequitycollective.com

Danielle Hoogenboom founded Love Light Yoga as an expression of her yoga practice and creative interests both on and off the mat. She is passionate about yin yoga and its ability to heal, change and transform ourselves and the world around us. Believing that all people are invited to the healing of yoga, Danielle teaches a diverse schedule of classes and workshops that range from the practical theory to the mystical and sacred aspects of yoga. She is certified in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Vinyasa Lotus Flow. She teaches in studios across Vancouver and often travels to teach abroad, share, celebrate and connect. She teaches Yin Yoga workshops worldwide sharing her passion for a gentle, steady practice. lovelightyoga.com

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Yin and Reconciliation Retreat with Chastity Davis.
Nov
1
to Nov 4

Yin and Reconciliation Retreat with Chastity Davis.

Join Chastity Davis and Danielle Hoogenboom for a special Yin Yoga Leadership Training over 3 nights and 4 days at Bodega Ridge Resort on Galiano Island, BC.

We are hosting our nature retreat in the traditional and unceeded territory of the Hul’qumi’num People, where the Penalkut Tribe have resided since time immemorial.

Join us for this retreat and training that will disrupt, interrupt and broaden our ways, worlds, thinking and forms. Yin has the ability to cultivate transformative change and asks the major question " What do you need to reconcile in yourself?  Healing our own inner wounds is a warrior way that is long overdue and calling you deeply. Let yin yoga guide you in your own time and way as you reveal, reorder and re-narrative the tales in and around you. 

Yin Yoga allows charges, stuck energy, old holding patterns and new awareness to enter the lands of your form. How do we acknowledge and greet these messages in our forms will guide and direct the next steps of our path. What does healing mean to you?

This course counts as a 20 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training and includes a certificate of completion under Love Light Yoga School. If you are interested in completing your full 200 hour Yoga Teaching Training, these hours count towards that or as CEU for existing teachers.

We will have two yin yoga classes a day, workshops on healing and heart centred leadership with three amazing vegan meals with an incredible view.   The early bird rate is $1222. 

A deposit of $444 will hold your spot and can be made here. This is a course for all levels and areas of interest.  Any questions or requests for special rooms, please write danielle@lovelightyoga.com

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Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Reggae Yoga: Yoga N DA HOOD Edition

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Come experience Vancouver's original sound-powered yoga -Sound Salutations: Reggae Yoga! This month we're fundraising for Dallas, Texas-based non-profit Yoga N Da Hood; an organization dedicated to making wellness accessible to everyone by using yoga as tool to develop compassionate, healthy, and mindful individuals, families, organizations, and communities. 

Yoga N Da Hood was founded by Ebony Smith aka The Ghetto Guru, a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor and Wellness Coach. It exists as a wellness outreach organization that teaches people in under-served communities the art of self healing, self talk and self love through the practice of Yoga and Mindfulness. They offer free Yoga and Meditation classes with a mission to equip individuals with the tools to empower their own life. They are also raising funds to purchase a school bus which will be transformed into a mobile yoga studio for children.

Our fearless Yogi leader Danielle is still away in Jamaica so this month our sub teacher is Dharma Temple's Sina Shalbaf. Providing the beats as always is Tank Gyal, Vancouver's notorious Reggae Dancehall Queen and creator and resident of the city's longest-running reggae dancehall weekly: Thursday Ting (taking place weekly at the Waldorf Tiki Room).

Doors @ 5:30pm, Class @ 6-7:30pm. Admission is by sliding scale ($10 minimum). Tickets available online or at the door. Bring your mat and your Irie vibes.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reggae-yoga-tickets-45353679075

Thanks again to Fortune for donating the space, because of this and the generosity of everyone involved we are able to donate 100% of the event's proceeds to the cause.

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Full Moon Yin at Afya Yoga in Kingston.
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Full Moon Yin at Afya Yoga in Kingston.

 

Join Danielle Hoogenboom for this Full Moon Yin Series designed for teachers and interested students alike.  Bringing 10 years of yoga teaching experience to her work and studies, Danielle acts to broaden and diversify our understanding of our body's ability to adapt and heal –and the simply ways we can participate in our own wellness through yin yoga. Come and increase your vitality, eliminate discomforts and build confidence in your understanding of yin and how it applies uniquely to you. This series is great for yoga teachers looking to add to their yoga tool box and it's excellent for students looking to get personalized support for their home and studio practice, especially those looking for support with injuries.  All levels are welcome. These workshop hours count towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits and as hours and certification with Love Light Yoga School. www.lovelightyoga.com

April 27th: Friday - 6PM to 8PM - Introductory Yin Class: Public Class $1500

April 28th: Saturday - 1PM to 4PM - Yin Immersion: Props and Assists $4000

April 29th: Sunday - 11AM to 12PM -  Full Moon Yin: Public Class for Rise donation-based

April 29th: Sunday - 1PM to 4PM - Yin Immersion: Injuries and Variations $4000

3 hours - $4,000 / Early Bird - $3,500

Last Day for Early Bird: April 22nd.

Registration with Afya Yoga at afyajamaica@gmail.com

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Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Reggae Yoga with Tank Gyal and Special Guest Tiaga Prem

Join us for another edition of Reggae Yoga, this one a fundraiser for the amazing Alpha Boys School in Kingston Jamaica.

Come experience Vancouver's original sound-powered yoga experience SOUND SALUTATIONS Reggae Yoga on March 5th and feel extra Irie about it as we're donating 100% of the proceeds to Alpha Boys School.

Doors at 6:30pm. Class 7-9pm. Bring your own mat and your irie vibes.

Tank Gyal is bringing the great beats and Reno is bringing the excellence that is Reggae Yoga as our guest teacher for this edition.

Tiaga Prem is the co founder and director of Dharma Temple on Main Street in Vancouver BC. He is a dedicated teacher and scholar who has spent the past 20 years uncovering what it means to live a spiritually inspired - abundant life. @TiagaPrem on IG.


https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reggae-yoga-alpha-boys-school-fundraiser-tickets-43298090755
Event Photo by Robynne Van der Vegte.

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Mar
1
to Mar 4

Roots of Yin-YYTT in Kingston

Roots of Yin: 20 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Kingston, Jamaica

Join Danielle Hoogenboom for a Yin Yoga Teacher Training that is open to all levels and interests for curious students, new and experienced teachers and those in search of personal well being. Learn about the philosophy, Roots of Yin, a lifestyle and practice for our yoga mats, to heal our world and our relationships through social  justice. This course includes practice, theory, presentations and homework. Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that enjoys long slow holds to disrupt stagnation in our fascia, meridians, emotions and targets experiences that impact our relationships and connections in the world. We learn how to release, reset our patterns and renew as we ready ourselves for the revolution. Yin is the small, steady and collected practice of self knowledge that mounts into powerful, massive shifts. We will cultivate an energetic understanding of how our inner and outer worlds relate and how we can promote healing as we become healers and teachers. This 20 hour Teacher Training course is a stand alone certification, or the hours spent can count towards completing your 200 Hour with Love Light Yoga School, or CEU.   

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Dates/Times: March 1st to 4th at TrueSelf Centre

6:30-9:30pm on the Thursday and Friday

12pm-7pm on the Saturday and Sunday

 

Full Price for the whole weekend: $35,000JMD or $280 USD

Drop-in Costs: $6000JMD or $50USD per session for Thursday/ Friday; $14,000JMD or $110USD per session for Saturday/Sunday

*Limited Number of Discounted/Exchange Scholarships Available on Request* 

Registration and Requests:  Elizabeth at trueselfpractice@gmail.com or 876 819 7899

SCHEDULE

Thursday: Philosophy +  Yin Theory + Practice

Friday: Yin Anatomy (Fascia, Bones, Organs) + Practice

Saturday: Variations + Emotions + Elements +Energy +Practice +Props

Sunday: Pose Review + Props + Sequences + Systems +Social Justice

 

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Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Reggae Yoga: Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Edition

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Come experience Vancouver's original sound-powered yoga experience SOUND SALUTATIONS Reggae Yoga on January 8th and feel extra Irie about it as we're donating 100% of the proceeds to  Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica. Cash at the door, or in advance on EB

Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica is a public education campaign that aims to improve citizens knowledge about the impact of poorly handled waste on public health and the environment, while encouraging personal responsibility for the generation and disposal of waste. Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica, launched in February 2015, is one component of the Clean Coasts Project, led by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) 




Doors @ 6:30 / Class @ 7-9

ABOUT SOUND SALUTATIONS:

Combining empress forces for an epic sound-powered yoga experience at Fortune Sound Club. Bring your own mat, and lively up yourself with this vinyasa and yin reggae yoga event in Vancouver’s most decadent sound system. Come and let the music move you, for sure there is a dance party! Come along, leave your shoes and worries at the door.

Danielle Hoogenboom is a travelling artist who is committed to creative collaborations that expand yoga as a community gathering tool, and brings inspiration to creation rebels and leaders of change. She teaches classes, trainings and retreats internationally. www.lovelightyoga.com

Tank Gyal is a Vancouver-born-and-raised DJ and event promoter. She is the creator and resident of Vancouver's longest running reggae dancehall weekly, Ting, which has been rocking every Thursday for over 10 years. She is also the First Lady of Vancouver's Lightal Sound. 
www.soundcloud.com/tankgyal

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New Yin Eve: An Urban Retreat in Vancouver
Dec
30
11:00 AM11:00

New Yin Eve: An Urban Retreat in Vancouver

Blessings Yinnies! 

For a few years, I was running a two day urban retreat in Vancouver to shift the seasons between xmas and NYE, I took a small pause and thanks to a special request, we are popping it up again! Thank you yinnies for the call to create this again! 

Come and join us for two yin classes, a vegan lunch and with a  sweet  with some great offerings as we transition from 2017 to 2018....maybe build the greatest yinfort you ever have?  Letting GO and letting IN (or yin) come along for one or both days with special creative offerings and inspirations. 2017 has been such an interesting year for so many, lets call in some great reflections, new resources and fill our cups with the deep knowing that that lessons make the life and the compost grows the greatest gardens. 

Looking forward to welcoming you to this last yin offering of 2017 with great community, important lessons and a pause to reflection. Like a bow and arrow, you need to retreat to advance! 

Dec 30 and 31, 2017. Vancouver. BC. Different meal and programming each day! 

11-11:30am: Welcome, Sweets, Tea and Intention Setting

11:30-1:15pm: The Great Yin Forts of Change. (all levels practice)

1:15-2pm: Vegan Lunch. Organic and Ital. Hot Chocolate.

2-3pm: Creation Station. 

3-4pm: Yin Revolution (all levels class)

Cost: $300 for the weekend, or $160 per day. 

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Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Reggae Yoga: DEWC Edition

Join Tina Tank Gyal and Danielle Hoogenboom
for the last Reggae Yoga of 2017 on Dec 4th. Doors at 6:30pm. Class 7-9pm. A mixed levels class with the BEST sound in town, and a side of dance party with your irie friends! Invite your friends on FB as well. 
 

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We are collecting items and cash donations and 100% of the proceeds will got to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. Thank you Fortune Sound Club for donating the space. Tickets can be purchased here, and if you are not able to contribute to the ticket price, please reach out to volunteer. Cash is also accepted at the door. 
We are collecting donations and funds and hoping you are share this event and collect on behalf of your friends that can't attend. 

Check out the list of supplies we are calling out for. 

http://dewc.ca/donation-faq

Please start collecting in your friend network
Our most urgent needs at this time are:
Big bars of soap
Rain gear (coats, umbrellas)
Deodorant, razors
Menstrual pads
Incontinence supplies (like Tena, Poise)
Socks, underwear, bras (new or gently used)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Perfume, make-up (unopened preferred)
Q-tips, ear plugs
Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion (travel sized preferred)
Band-aids and other First Aid supplies
Luggage / bags with wheels
Winter clothing (hats, scarves, coats)
We also accept:
Hand cream
Blankets, linens, towels
Footwear, purses, suitcases
Women’s clothing (in good condition)
Reading glasses
Books, magazines, DVDs
Art supplies (canvasses, paint, pastels) and craft supplies (beads and beading supplies, knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn or wool, buttons)

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Nov
12
1:30 PM13:30

Yin and Chocolate: Part TWO!

Thanks for the interest in Yin and Chocolate with East Van Roasters excellence...that I decided to add a 2nd date. Come and join us on Nov 12 for a chocolate test tasting with single origin bars from organic and family farms, pick your favourite one to take home and immerse in the shapes of yin yoga and chocolate...yes...its true...together at LAST all at Unity Yoga in Vancouver,  on the The Drive! Welcoming hot cocoa, fancy vegan chocolate bars and good new friends! Tickets here. 

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Reggae Yoga: Hurricane Fundraiser Edition.

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Eventbrite Tickets are sliding scale and by donation. Come along and bring funds and donations if you can. Cash accepted at the door as well as credit cards. Facebook event is here, so gwaaan and invite your friends to this event on Nov 8th in Vancouver. 

 

Come experience Vancouver's original sound-powered yoga experience SOUND SALUTATIONS Reggae Yoga on November 8th and feel extra Irie about it as we're donating 100% of the proceeds towards hurricane relief/rebuilding efforts in the Caribbean island of Dominica.

After the devastating destruction of Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm system which hit the Eastern Caribbean on September 18th 2017, the small island of Dominica is in dire need of support and aid. The island is still without power or running water. The food supply has been disrupted and will be in a state of emergency for months to come. 

At this time, allies and Dominican family members based in Vancouver are collecting goods, and funds to ship a container of donations to support Dominicans in their survival, cleanup and re- build. All goods will be sent to community leaders directly for distribution as a means to encourage local leadership as well as to ensure those who need it most are not forgotten. 

As the local economy has been greatly affected, donations of goods are more helpful than funds at this time. Any funds raised will be put directly to shipping costs and to purchase high priority goods.

Items Requested;

High Priority items
- Batteries
- Solar-powered chargers, fans, radios/lights
- Flashlights/Lamps
- Mosquito nets
- Sturdy footwear for men, women and children
-Gently used clothing (warm climate)
- Water sterilization tablets
- Energy bars, granola bars
-Dry food goods (rice, porridge, beans, lentils, tuna)

Low priority Items
-Over the counter meds ( Tylenol, Immodium etc.)
-Daily Vitamins for children
-Biodegradable personal toiletries
-Insect repellent
-School supplies
-Kids sports gear and small toys

Items for Women and Babies
-Powdered Infant Formula
-Bottles and feeding tools for babies.
-Menstrual Sanitary supplies for women
-Diapers (cloth preferred for sustainability)
-Bed Sheets and Baby Blankets
-Prenatal supplements
-Omega and Magnesium supplements (to aid with traumatic stress in postpartum)

A big THANK YOU to Fortune Sound Club who has generously donated the space to us.

Admission to this event is by sliding scale: please donate generously...but no one will be turned away...every dollar counts! Tickets available at the door or online here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reggae-yoga-hurricane-fundraiser-tickets-39427367317

Doors @ 6:30 / Class @ 7-9

ABOUT SOUND SALUTATIONS:

Combining empress forces for an epic sound-powered yoga experience at Fortune Sound Club. Bring your own mat, and lively up yourself with this vinyasa and yin reggae yoga event in Vancouver’s most decadent sound system. Come and let the music move you, for sure there is a dance party. Come along, leave your shoes and worries at the door.

Danielle Hoogenboom is a travelling artist who is committed to creative collaborations that expand yoga as a community gathering tool, and brings inspiration to creation rebels and leaders of change. She teaches classes, trainings and retreats internationally. www.lovelightyoga.com

Tank Gyal is a Vancouver-born-and-raised DJ and event promoter. She is the creator and resident of Vancouver's longest running reggae dancehall weekly, Ting, which has been rocking every Thursday for over 10 years. She is also the First Lady of Vancouver's Lightal Sound. 
www.soundcloud.com/tankgyal

 

 

 

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Yin and Chocolate in Vancouver
Oct
15
1:30 PM13:30

Yin and Chocolate in Vancouver

 

Join Danielle for a special Sunday at Unity Yoga for an offering of Yin Yoga and Fair Trade and organic VEGAN chocolate from East Van Roasters . This workshop will have a few layers of chocolate testing, hot cocoa  and a bar for you to take home. EVR is an amazing social venture in Vancouver you should check it out.  Space is limited  for this workshop,  so please pre-reg here. Excited to be sharing two of the most beautiful things in this world: long slow holds mixed with slow made, hand crafted chocolate that support local and international communities. 

Unity Yoga is on 10th and Commercial Drive in Vancouver. It is a yoga space and tea lounge on the 2nd floor with great light, lots of props and rad people. Come and check it out. 

This workshop is all levels and includes chocolate tasting and chocolate information, a  long and delicious yin yoga practice and a chocolate bar to take home...and YES, we will pop up a little shop of coffee and chocolate so you can bring EVR home with you. 

 

East Van Roasters (319 Carrall Street in the Rainier Hotel) is a 16-seat specialty cafe and social enterprise of the PHS Community Services Society.  Designed to provide pre-employment training and work opportunity for the women residents of the Rainier Hotel, East Van Roasters creates organic ‘bean to bar’ chocolate and coffee roasted and prepared on site.  Delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles, single-origin chocolate bars and select pastries are offered Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm.

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Yin & Justice: Oppression, Liberations & Action
Aug
24
to Aug 27

Yin & Justice: Oppression, Liberations & Action

30 Hour Yoga & Leadership Immersion with Danielle Hoogenboom & Dia Penning in Vancouver, BC  

Join Danielle and Dia for a race, equity and inclusion investigation using the lens of yin yoga as a tool for liberation and equality. Engage in this  intentionally radical look at how privilege, habitual patterns and physical holding play out as injustice in the world.

How do we confront and contain our energy, while making our bodies conduits for change? What does it take to create change, both internal and external?

This workshop is designed for yoga teachers, curious students, activists,  and seekers  of all levels.  The hours count as CEU with Yoga Alliance, or can applied towards the completion of LLY 200 Yin Yoga School. 

Your Teachers:

DIA PENNING
Director of Curriculum & Education, World Trust

Dia dances in the intersections of art, yoga, and social justice. A yoga practitioner for over 20 years, she discovered her love of yoga through a book she checked out from a local library. Dia supports students in slowing down, examining limiting patterns, and exploring creativity. She views yoga as a tool for social change, integrating it into her work as a social justice coach by encouraging a deep exploration of structural inequity through personal transformation and paradigm shift.

Dia is a connector of ideas, people, feelings, and thoughts. She is a mother, yogi, artist, activist, lover, teacher and student. She recognizes that her students share similarly complex identities and strives to meet them where they are at, every day.

DANIELLE HOOGENBOOM
Founder, Love Light Yoga

Danielle Hoogenboom founded Love Light Yoga as an expression of her yoga practice and creative interests both on and off the mat.  She is passionate aboutyin yoga and its ability to heal, change and transform ourselves and the world around us. Believing that all people are invited to the healing of yoga, Danielle teaches a diverse schedule of classes and workshops that range from the practical theory to the mystical and sacred parts of yoga. 

She is certified in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga andVinyasa Lotus Flow.  She teaches in studios across Vancouver and often travels to teach aboard, share, celebrate and connect. She teaches Yin Yoga workshops worldwide sharing her passion for a gentle, steady practice. 

CHASTITY DAVIS
Founder, Chastity Davis Consulting

Chastity Davis is a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. She is a proud member of the Tla’amin Nation, located in Powell River just off the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC.  Chastity strives to keep her sacred First Nations culture, traditions, and values incorporated into her modern day life. She feels it is her life purpose to facilitate the building of bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and has dedicated her professional and personal life to do so.

Chastity is sole proprietor to her own consulting business, Chastity Davis Consulting and has been a successful entrepreneur for 6+ years.  She is a board member at the Minerva Foundation and Chair of the Ministers Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women.  Chastity co-founded the Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network and is currently serving as Co-Chair for this important network that creates a shared space for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women to support each other in their respective careers.  Chastity will be completing her MA in International and Intercultural Communications in Spring 2017, has a BA in Professional Communications and a Diploma in Marketing Management and Professional Sales.  Chastity has spoken at several international, national, and local events on the importance of building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.  She dedicates her work to her 2 nephews, niece, and 10 year-old brother, as they are the future generations.  

The Studio:

Yoga on 7th
156 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

  • Gender neutral bathrooms

  • Extensive props for every type of body

  • There is a two steps down at the entrance. We are happy to add a small ramp, if needed.

Dates & Times:

August 24th to August 27th. 9am-6pm daily. Please note that Saturday's group project will run until 9pm on the 26th.

How to Join this Training:

Space is limited! Secure your place by paying a deposit or the full investment now:

Limited scholarships and work trades available, fill out this form to apply

How to Support this Training:

Would you like to sponsor a teacher? Have a local business that would like to offer support? Please send a note to Danielle@lovelightyoga.com to see the best ways you can get involved. 

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Yoga on Dub with Jah9
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga on Dub with Jah9

We're teaming up with Sound Salutations to present Yoga on Dub! This event is a holistic festival experience bringing reggae, yoga and the revolution to mats,  dance floors and hearts. Part class, part concert, part party, all irie. Come along!

Experience the ancient practice of Kemetic Yoga with Jamaican reggae artist Jah9 and her live band, The Dub Treatment. Unroll your mat and unite through slow-tempo dub in this class with asana, song, meditation and reasoning in the modified Fortune Sound Club studio. This offering is guided by Jah9 along with local teacher Danielle Hoogenboom.  We welcome Chastity Davis again for our opening welcome ceremony and land acknowledgment.

This intimate evening offers vegan food, special surprises and a conscious marketplace. Come for the class and close the night down with an Omega Dancehall featuring Tank Gyal and Mandai, with mic guests including Raw Speakhers and Magic T of the Red Gold and Green Machine. 

Doors 7pm

Yoga on Dub 7:30-9:30pm

Omega Dancehall 10pm-late


Tickets: Come for the Yoga and The Dancehall, or Just the Dancehall. We also have limited VIP tickets (Very Ital Place)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yoga-on-dub-with-jah9-tickets-33785930628

Check out Jah9 and The Dub Treatment in Victoria on June 14th and back in Vancouver with Tarrus on June 15th! 
Check IT: http://www.jah9.com/tour-1/

Tank Gyal: Bringing you live sounds and live bands ALWAYS in Vancouver:https://www.facebook.com/groups/10143081907/

Mandai: Get her Sounds in your EARS: https://soundcloud.com/mandai

High Standards Cleaning: Love a Nice Space, we have the best cleaning babes in East Van on our side: http://highstandardscleaning.com/

Great Eats with Gorilla Food:

Yoga on Dub Teachers

JAH9

Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970’s Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older than its current vessel; “reminiscent of that darkly operatic wailer for truth & justice, Nina Simone.” Her philosophy–profoundly spiritual, and her style–Jazz on Dub.

DANIELLE HOOGENBOOM

Danielle Hoogenboom founded Love Light Yoga as an expression of her yoga practice and creative interests both on and off the mat.  She is passionate aboutyin yoga and its ability to heal, change and transform ourselves and the world around us. Believing that all people are invited to the healing of yoga, Danielle teaches a diverse schedule of classes and workshops that range from the practical theory to the mystical and sacred parts of yoga. 

She is certified in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga andVinyasa Lotus Flow.  She teaches in studios across Vancouver and often travels to teach aboard, share, celebrate and connect. She teaches Yin Yoga workshops worldwide sharing her passion for a gentle, steady practice. 

Omega Dancehall Talent

TANK GYAL

Tank Gyal is a Vancouver-born-and-raised DJ and event promoter. She is the creator and resident of Vancouver's longest-running reggae dancehall weekly Ting, which has been rocking every Thursday for nearly 10 years (now at the Waldorf Tiki Bar). She is also the First Lady of Vancouver's notorious Lighta! Sound. Tank Gyal has played shows in places far and wide including Jamaica, Mexico, Switzerland, Miami, Las Vegas, Seattle, Bellingham, Whistler, Victoria, and all over the Lower Mainland and has performed at landmark music events such as Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest, Shambhala, Bass Coast, Diversity, Conscious Culture Fest, Car Free Day, and 420 and Cannabis Day Celebrations at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Tank Gyal has opened for many toppa top artists including Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Konshens, Mavado, Gyptian, Chronixx, Baby Cham, Spragga Benz, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man, Kabaka Pyramid, Tanya Stephens, Tifa, Bugle, Wayne Wonder, Luciano, Macka Diamond, QQ, Richie Spice, Third World, The Wailers, Inner Circle, Papa Michigan, Khago, Collie Buddz, Gappy Ranks, Ranking Joe, Serani and more. Her DJ sets are a rapid fire throwdown of the hottest Jamaican music from the past, present and future. Tank Gyal always attracts the ladies to the dancefloor but can rock the turntables as hard as any man.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tankgyal

MANDAI

Originally inspired by the rhythms that carried her in travels through Africa, then by the underground dancehall scene in Vancouver, she spent countless hours elbow-deep in crates of '45s in Canada, the US and Jamaica and her selections firmly solidified her as one of the Lighta! crew's artists. She is well-known for her legendary mixes, some being all-vinyl releases which is her true love. Blending reggae/dancehall classics with newer gems and dub plates acquired while in Jamaica, she stays loyal to the island vibes. With each year her love of music deepens and she is expanding to include more rap/hip-hop/RnB/grime/bass music in her sets. She regularly performs at Bass Coast, Shambhala and her family-run festival The Field. She has opened for well-known artists in both the reggae/dancehall and international underground music scenes, frequents Thursday Ting in Vancouver and can be found behind the decks at underground parties spanning the west coast and several other major musical hubs. In 2012 she gave birth to Lighta's youngest little member. bup!bup!

Instagram: @mandai

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/mandai

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One.Drop Sundays: Reggae Yoga Brunch
May
28
to Jun 4

One.Drop Sundays: Reggae Yoga Brunch

Join us for the newest ital offering One.Drop Sundays of this season, bringing you a special series of Reggae Yoga Brunch at the new Gorilla Food location for an irie Sunday moment that gathers conscious minds/mouths for conscious moments. Come and catch a vibe and a taste of the new menu with your italist family! 

 Lt. Irie IrieDubs will be spinning the ital reggae tunes all day,  Danielle Hoogenboom of Love Light Yoga  bringing the yoga vibes to start the vibrations and Snack General himself Aaron Ash dishing out the live food brunch. Join us for this special event on May 28th and June 4th. BYOM (bring your own mat). Join us for one or both! 

 Tickets on here for both May 28th and June 4th. 

Come and join us for all levels and all ages event from 9am to 2pm with tunes. First special brunch sitting for yogis at 11am, stay for your snack or stay all day. Conscious Pop Up Market with Love Light Yoga coming at you, and pre order your G-Food Box Meal Delivery. Perfect post Calabash Regge night medz in the am if you spent Saturday with LT. 

Come-Unity-Tea: 9am

Yoga: 9:30-10:45am

Live Food Brunch: 11am - 2pm

Reggae 9:30am-2pm

Investment: $60 (includes Yoga, Brunch and Irie Vibes)

Gorilla Food has their newest menu and pre order box options. Check out the latest and greatest here

Gorilla Food is bringing the ital snack vibrations for the Love Light Yoga/Sound Salutations  co-lab of EPIC sizes June 13 at Fortune Sound Club with female reggae vocalist Jah9 and The Dub Treatment for Yoga on Dub.  An urban festival experience in Vancouver. 

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Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

TrueSelf EarthStrong Anniversary Class

Suuuuper stoked to be sharing again at True Self for the 3rd Year EarthStrong Celebration.

This Kingston yoga studio is an amazing community filled with all styles of class from yoga, to dance and meditation and tai chi, workshops and healings. Over the years I have held a few yin teacher trainings there and spent many hours taking classes. I can say whole heartedly some of the best classes I have ever taken were at True Self and so great to practice with great friends. Yoga is a quiet revolution that is all about building community.

Liz had a dream to build an accessible place for yoga and healing that would really call culture, youth and diversity to this practice. Its her family home and a real special haven in a busy city. Teachers and visitors from all over the world inspiring conscious living and one love in action.

What a super joy to be back this Wednesday night at 8pm sharing Yin Yoga and with the sweet sounds of the musical medz of Andre France (he has an IG! you can follow. https://www.instagram.com/andre.france/)  We will be bringing you some of the sweet space making that is yin and I am certain you will hear the flutes that he makes.

Giving thanks also that this event is taking place on International Women's Day. If you are in Kingston this coming weekend. check out the Women's March happening: https://www.facebook.com/events/160085234487051/

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Feb
16
to Mar 2

Yin + Social Justice | St Mary, Jamaica

Join us for an educational retreat in St Mary, Jamaica featuring a balance of rest, adventure, knowledge sharing and transformation all fuelled by a natural and local plant based diet. Dia and Danielle are combining forces for revolutionary examination of structure and form, both in energetics of yin yoga as an examination of the world and how energy is effected by our actions and intentions. 

Navigating our changing world and incorporating ideas around equity and social justice can be challenging. Like yoga, it requires practice and challenging long-held habits. By bringing our yoga practices into our lives and communities we are better able to examine the structures and attitudes that keep inequity in place. During this 14 day intensive we will parallel how focusing on energy meridians and changes made to our physical bodies can serve as a microcosm for energy changes in our communities, showing that small tweaks, the expansion of attention and changes in behavior create vast changes interpersonal relationships, community interaction and larger social structures.

So often we look at collaboration in terms of making others understand us. What if we stopped to understand where others were coming from? In yoga and social justice the intent is to change habitual patterns. Change your patterns of bias and privilege by practicing with a likeminded group of people that are curious about shifting perspectives, forms, and examining structures and habits. Working in collaboration with elders and activists we will explore the links between energy, meridians, social change and paradigm shift, putting our yoga into action.

Exploring the idea of asana as a safe exploration of your intentions and inner energies. Are you moving from habit or systems that were created around you? Do you question these as truth within you, or are you willing to explore? What if the form was not important as the function? Taking this Yin Yoga metaphor and extending into teaching and leadership work, this training will begin with the frame work of the elements  exploring the relationship of long held beliefs to sensations in long held poses.  

Free the tension in your body and spirit. allowing the space to renew, refresh and see with new eyes. These shifts to have the capacity to impact actions in the world. Calling all rebels, leaders, healers, seekers and knowers. Let’s gather together to explore the complex, awkward, covert, and paradox as medicine for change.

Calling together yogis and activists to connect, collaborate,  and create a collective message Calling for equity, empowerment, healing self-study and long range sustainability. 

Dates:

February 16 - March 2, 2017

How to Apply:

Please fill in this form, and you will be contacted with further details about the application process, including pricing. 

Workshop Leaders:

DIA PENNING
Director of Curriculum & Education, World Trust

Dia dances in the intersections of art, yoga, and social justice. A yoga practitioner for over 20 years, she discovered her love of yoga through a book she checked out from a local library. Dia supports students in slowing down, examining limiting patterns, and exploring creativity. She views yoga as a tool for social change, integrating it into her work as a social justice coach by encouraging a deep exploration of structural inequity through personal transformation and paradigm shift.

Dia is a connector of ideas, people, feelings, and thoughts. She is a mother, yogi, artist, activist, lover, teacher and student. She recognizes that her students share similarly complex identities and strives to meet them where they are at, every day.

DANIELLE HOOGENBOOM
Founder, Love Light Yoga

Danielle Hoogenboom founded Love Light Yoga as an expression of her yoga practice and creative interests both on and off the mat.  She is passionate aboutyin yoga and its ability to heal, change and transform ourselves and the world around us. Believing that all people are invited to the healing of yoga, Danielle teaches a diverse schedule of classes and workshops that range from the practical theory to the mystical and sacred parts of yoga. 

She is certified in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga andVinyasa Lotus Flow.  She teaches in studios across Vancouver and often travels to teach aboard, share, celebrate and connect. She teaches Yin Yoga workshops worldwide sharing her passion for a gentle, steady practice. 

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Yin Rest and Reset: Vegan Weekend Retreats in Jamaica
Feb
10
to Mar 4

Yin Rest and Reset: Vegan Weekend Retreats in Jamaica

Join Danielle Hoogenboom for some yin living right on 18 acres of nature reserve with two private coves. Strawberry Fields is mellow, the best beautiful sunrise and mellow swimming. Enjoy yin yoga on the yoga deck we built last year, with the sounds of birds and the sea around you. Healing and cleansing teas, fresh smoothies with the digestive magic of yin yoga and a mellow moment to reset and reflect on 2017 ahead. Enjoy the sea breeze, and a special vegan menu to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. More fruit in your life, fresh air, new friends and barefoot sand moments, a great combo with yin yoga to reset the system and get our inner balances back in order. Come along with a bunch of girlfriends or make it a couples weekend. We have various spaces available and local rates. Interested in just coming for a class? send a note to danielle@lovelightyoga.com for space

February 10th to 12th and/or  March 3rd to 5th, 2017. Join us for one or both weekends of  these offerings with four 90 minute yoga classes with Danielle, vegan breakfast and dinner, healthy smoothies and medicinal teas. Fulljoy nature walks, perfect naps in the hammock and nourishing swims.  Come along to Strawberry Fields Together in St Mary for a perfect blend of mellow yoga and replenishing times. You deserve it!  These weekends are the ones before and after Danielle's Love Light Yoga Yin and Social Justice Teacher Training, a 75 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Yin Blessings and LOVE. 

Be in touch about accommodation availability and packages. More Info and details: Danielle@lovelightyoga.com

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Yin and Props
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Yin and Props

Join us for an evening of yin yoga exploration so you can cultivate a home practice with your new props. This workshop will include two yin pillows that will be yours to take home. These made in Vancouver yoga props are made with organic fabrics and organic insides for a ital practice and a clean heart! Danielle created these props to be diverse and to meet the needs of all the yinnies she has met over the years. Come and get super yin nerdie on all the sweet ways these props can inform your practice and make your experience more potent.
Peep the props here: http://www.lovelightyoga.com/shop/yin-pillows

Join us!

Tickets: http://www.lovelightyoga.com/shop/yin-and-props

Thursday, Dec 15th. 7:30-9:30pm at Yoga on 7th. 

+the 3 previous Thursdays are part of this Yin and Acupuncture Series. https://www.facebook.com/events/1153573234732371/

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Yin and Acupuncture
Dec
1
to Dec 8

Yin and Acupuncture

Yin and Acupuncture

A Wellness Series

Thursday Nov 24, Dec 1 and Dec 8th

7:30pm-9:30pm

Yoga on 7th with Danielle Hoogenboom And Ryan Thompson

$45 a session plus tax. Limited Space.

 

Join us for a 90 minute yin yoga session, followed by a 30 minute final rest that includes acupuncture to increase chi flow and deepen your relationship to your energy body. Consider this series as a cup filling for the shift in seasons and a commitment to self care as we end 2016.

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25 Hour Yin Teacher Training in San Francisco
Nov
11
to Nov 13

25 Hour Yin Teacher Training in San Francisco

25-Hour Advanced Lotus Yin Teacher Training with Danielle Hoogenboom

Fri Date: Nov 11, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016 From: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Register Here

Welcome to the quieter side of your teaching and practice! In this 25 hour Yin Yoga Advanced Teacher Training and Intensive you will learn to deepen your practice and understanding of the benefits and practice of Yin Yoga. Learn to create physical, mental and emotional space through the balance of opposing forces to understand our selves on a deeper level and reveal the internal medicine we always carry. We will explore how Meridians (energy paths) and Chi (energy) effect our health and well being, how to modify Yin for our individual bodies and how to offer variations to our students. Learn the pathways and movement of this energy as a powerful source of personal medicine physically, psychologically and emotionally.


This workshop will explore the origins and intentions of Yin as well as how fascia affects every inch of our bodies, both inside and out. Learn the intentions of creating a well rounded Yin practice as well as how to incorporate Yin poses into a dynamic asana class. Discover the deep power of this seated, long held practice. Dive into your breath, reconnect with your sweet and powerful self and create a nurturing and peaceful environment for relaxation, rejuvenation and bliss for your selves and others. For Teachers and all Interested Students.

Curriculum:
* An Introduction to Yin Yoga
* Anatomy of Fascia and Inner Flow
* Skeletal Variations
* Energy and the Elements
* Teaching Methodology, Techniques & Practice

* Incorporating Yin Yoga into all classes
* Healing one-on-ones

About Danielle:

Danielle Hoogenboom is a Vancouver, BC based yoga teacher. Danielle is certified in Lotus Flow and is a Yin Yoga Master Teacher for over 10 years as well as workshop & retreat facilitator, artist, clothing designer, mala making, garden loving and socially involved Gemini. Her commitment to the practice of yoga from practical theory to the mystical; from seated yin yoga to fierce power, is one that aims to share the diverse healing yoga offers as a co-created tool for transformation, for both our selves and our communities.
 

Dates: November 11-13 8am-5pm
Location: Little Boxes Theater - 1661 Tennessee St, San Francisco CA 94107
Price: $495 (20% off Full Price for Lotus Grads!)
*Earlybird $425 if paid in full by October 20th!

Register Here

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Roots of Yin Yoga: 40 hours YYTT in Squamish
Aug
25
to Aug 28

Roots of Yin Yoga: 40 hours YYTT in Squamish

Join Danielle Hoogenboom for this series and exploration of Yin Yoga. Blooming teachers and eager students will examine the philosophies and the culture of Yin Yoga through a multitude of adaptable lenses; while combining the educational relationship of cycles and connectivity to the understanding of this nourishing and nurturing practice. The yin journey plants one deeply the seeds of change that take root in all of our offerings and actions.

Hours towards LLY 200 Hour Yin Training or as CEU with YA.

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Danielle Hoogenboom at Wanderlust
Jul
28
to Aug 1

Danielle Hoogenboom at Wanderlust

Take some time off from your everyday and join Danielle Hoogenboom of Love Light Yoga and the Reggae Yoga Team at Wanderlust Whistler. Whether you are an avid Yin Practitioner or trying it out for the very first time, join us and create what will most likely be an unforgettable experience as you open up and let the Reggae tunes take you to higher highs.

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LLY & Sound Salutations Present: Jah9 and The Dub Treatment
Jul
26
to Jul 27

LLY & Sound Salutations Present: Jah9 and The Dub Treatment

JULY 26 - YOGA ON DUB

Our most epic Sound Salutations yet with Jah9 and The Dub Treatment live soundtrack for our practice. Unroll your mats, stretch big and be transformed through music, yoga and meditation. This intimate evening includes live food, Rise Kombucha and a Jamaican marketplace.
 

JULY 27 - JAH9 IN CONCERT

A sacred sonic experience with Jah9, the first time in Canada with her full touring band, The Dub Treatment. Jah9's highly anticipated album drops this summer, so treat your ears and heart to new sounds and special offerings. Certain to inspire some serious revolution in your heart and soul.

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Yin Yoga Dubbin' at the Dharma Temple

 

Bless up the Sound Salutations, a moment to have reverence for the sprit of music that runs in your veins. Join us at the Dharma Temple on July 17th for Yin Yoga and Reno on Decks! BOOM!

Yin Yoga allows a deep and meditative space for the music, mediation and intentions to fuse into your bones. Let this ground based practice of long slow holds connect back to the earth and your deep inner knowing. Feel the energy move within your form, letting it guide you back to your wisdom and natural capacity to heal yourself. Trust in the insight of your intuition and take the time to still, settle and return home to your sweet life. Dive into your own elements, the mystical balance of parts that make you unique and adaptable. Let Yin Yoga shift and modify with you, this practice is accessible and adaptable and based on inner energetics and your deep knowing. Gather with us in conscious community, to balance your inner vibrations. Reno on decks for the sacred yin offering at the temple. come and full your cup with soul, sound and community. Oneness is a practice, come and BE with us.

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Yoga for the Brain with Vancouver Brain Lab
Jun
25
to Jun 26

Yoga for the Brain with Vancouver Brain Lab

Over the course of four interactive modules, this workshop offers a combination of theory, practice, and technically based demonstrations to increase students’ capacity to understand and negotiate stress and trauma. 

• Stress and Parasympathetic Yoga
• Traumology Yoga: Neuro-Anatomy and Physiology of Trauma
• HRV and Heart Rate Variability Yoga: The Art of Sweet and Strong
• Mindfulness and Paying-Attention Yoga.v

Students will learn how yoga-based movements support healing from trauma by combining the basic concepts behind the neurological, psychological, and physiological aspects of stress and its recovery. This includes biofeedback based mindfulness and promoting a shift from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth. 

The workshop includes an individual brainwave and biofeedback assessment.

Reserve your spot! 

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May
7
6:45 AM06:45

Yin Yoga in Kingston with JAYA

Yin Yoga is a mostly seated practice with a focus on releasing the stress and tension in the diverse layers of the body and mind.
Yin is an adaptable and accessible practice of longer held poses that offer a simple and potent emphasis on making space in your life to heal, reenergize and harmonize. 
 
Danielle Hoogenboom is a Vancouver based yoga teacher and event producer with a deep interest in empowerment through education and conscious events. She offers teacher trainings, workshops and wellness products worldwide with a focus on radical self-care and creative spirit

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All levels welcomed
Walk with a mat or a towel as mats are no longer available.

New JAYA T-shirts on sale $ 1,000

New suggested minimum contribution: $600

For additional information:

www.JamaicaYogaAssociation.org  |  JamaicaYogaAssociation@gmail.com  | facebook.com/JamaicaYogaAssociation

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20Hr Yin Training at True Self Center Kingston
Apr
28
to May 1

20Hr Yin Training at True Self Center Kingston

Grab your mat, get to Kingston,  but make sure you brought all your baggage; your joys as well as your hardships and with a great deep breath in and an exceptionally beautiful long breath out just let ALL THAT slip away. As you get down on the ground, connect with your self and let Danielle Hoogenboom guide you through the practice of Yin Yoga, which has in itself the power to make things 'slip away'.

 
 
Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.
— Tao Te Ching
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