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Yin Immersion: Interconnectivity and Ethics

Yin Immersion: Interconnectivity and Ethics

Danielle Hoogenboom, Obediya W. Jones-Darrell,  Elisabeth Ormandy, Ph. D and Hiroko Demichelis, RCC

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Full Rate: $600 + GST for all 6 Saturdays
Day-rate drop-in fee: $125 + GST

Dates: Saturdays 12-6pm, October 24th-November 28th, 2015
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Studio: Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th Ave. Vancouver
Hours count towards a 200 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training or CEU

Join us for this yin exploration of both inner and outer aspects of health and wellness. Let’s discover the connection between elements, as well as how our choices impact the world within and around us. 

This program looks at how yin deepens your offerings, and empowers you as a community yoga leader. We will explore shapes and variations, ethical systems, Eastern and Western healing modalities, and a variety of voices. Let’s co-create a powerful discovery of yin as a tool for social change.

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Obediya Jones-Darrell is the head therapist of Superior Martial Arts.  He has had the opportunity to work with high level athletes such as Olympians, Yoga teachers and Professional Dancers to the general population who participate in the activities of daily living. Obediya helps these people do efficient stretching for injury prevention.  In this workshop, Obediya introduces specific stretching techniques and how to do some thai yoga based assists. Through a guided discussion he demonstrates how traditional concepts of yin and yang, the foundation of Acupuncture, and scientific principles from anatomy and physiology can work together to help you and your clients achieve balance during your practice.  

Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy was introduced to yoga by her Grandfather when she was young. She officially started her yoga journey in 2002 with the practice of Ashtanga. Four years later Elisabeth travelled the ocean from Edinburgh to Vancouver where she nestled among the mountains and started to explore other yoga styles and philosophies. With inspiration from Anusara, Iyengar, and Yin-trained teachers, Rajanaka Tantra philosophy, and the human body, she settled into her own yoga rhythm. Elisabeth’s focus on wellness-based, ethically conscious living feeds her passion for yoga as a practice that goes beyond physical asana. In addition to teaching yoga, Elisabeth is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia where she teaches undergraduate classes in ethics, political theory, and animal welfare. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Animals in Science Policy Institute, a research consultant for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), and a volunteer researcher for the David Suzuki Foundation. Elisabeth lives in Vancouver with her partner, Oliver, and together they are preparing to turn their tiny house dreams into a reality.

Hiroko Demichelis, RCC believes that brain optimization is the to removing the blocks that keep us from being our most optimal selves, and that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive. The intent in her clinic, that Vancouver Brain Lab, is to integrate her interventions which are the most innovative techniques that can speed up and facilitate the healing process. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in the province of British Columbia, Canada and a certified expert in the use of neurofeedback and biofeedback through the BCIA.