Sep
3
to Sep 24

21-Day Challenge

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Taiga’s 21-Day Yoga Challenge is back!

Practice yoga at our studio every day for three weeks and win prizes.

There will be prizes for everyone who completes the whole challenge (all 21-days) and a grand prize for one winner.

It’s free to enter and we have over 15 classes a week to choose from!

If you don’t have a membership, we have a special 21-day rate just for this challenge!

$136 + tax (valid September 3 - 24 only)

(that’s $6.50 per class!)

Sign up for the 21-day challenge in studio.

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Sep
3
to Oct 8

Beginner Yoga

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Join Natasha McCagg for an introduction to the basics of yoga. Over six classes, you will break down common postures and yoga sequences, and help you figure out the best style of yoga for you and how to modify your practice to suit your body. Even if you already go to yoga classes, this is an excellent way to make your practice safer and more enjoyable.

Tuesdays

7:15-8:00pm

September 3 - October 8, 2019

$110 + tax

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Sep
5
to Sep 26

Get Upside Down: Four Part Inversion Workshop

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Tyler Rentmeister will guide you through strength drills and yoga practices to boost your inversion practice!

  • Handstand (adho mukha vrksasana)

  • Headstand (sirsana)

  • Peacock Pose (pinchamayurasana)

  • ...and more!

Do these poses intrigue you but you're apprehensive to try them on your own? Then this four-part workshop is for you!

Thursdays

7-8:15pm

September 5 - 26

$70 + tax

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Sep
18
to Oct 9

Candlelit Yin

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Join Stephanie for a four-week Candlelit Yin series. Take this opportunity to slow down in the middle of your week. Step outside of your busy schedule for 90 minutes of peaceful long held postures that will nourish your joints, connective tissue, mind and spirit.

Each class will be a different sequence of poses to stimulate a new meridian line and will finish off with 15 minutes of yoga nidra (yogic sleep). This soothing series will give you a deeper understanding of yin yoga and will help you prepare for a blissful nights sleep.

Please dress comfortably and come prepared with lots of layers. Pyjamas welcome :)

Wednesdays

September 18 - October 9

8-9:30pm

$80

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Autumnal Equinox Practice

The autumnal equinox signifies the transition from lightness to darkness - an ideal time for reflection and introspection. Meet your authentic self on the mat for a grounding Yin practice combined with personal ceremony recognizing the shift in seasons and your Self.    Please bring a notebook/journal, pen/pencil and votive candle.    Monday, September 23rd  7-9 PM  $45/student


The autumnal equinox signifies the transition from lightness to darkness - an ideal time for reflection and introspection. Meet your authentic self on the mat for a grounding Yin practice combined with personal ceremony recognizing the shift in seasons and your Self.

Please bring a notebook/journal, pen/pencil and votive candle.

Monday, September 23rd

7-9 PM

$45/student

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Oct
15
to Nov 5

Thai Yin with Courtney McKiel

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Thai Yin is a traditional Yin Yoga class where we will be holding poses for 5-10 minutes. The intention of Yin Yoga is to target the deep connective tissues around our joints and allow the body to open up as well as creating more blood & energy flow through the tissues.

In Thai Yin, Courtney will be circulating throughout the room, stopping at each student to give a Thai Massage adjustment. The adjustments include a combination of acupressure, localized stretches & compressions and various full body movements bringing you out of the pose and back into it, allowing for more space and mobility.

Thursdays

7-830pm

October 15 - November 5

$130

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Sound Bath with Yoga

Temple Volant is an audio-visual project by artist & teacher Sami Blanco . Inspired by organic textures & minimal grooves with influences from 90’s ambient house , downtempo & latin percussions, Sami will create a 2 hour atmospheric sound bath excursion infused of healing scales & uplifting rhythms to elevate soul , mind & body in a sensory environment intended for dojos & dance floors.  With a yoga sequence guided by Tyler Rentmeister  Drawing from mind maps for guidance ,from meditative microcosm to macrocosmic expansion, the songs will travel from inner to outer realms syncing the breathing sequences in the flow of wind in the trees , flames from a bonfire and the waves of an ocean .  The soundscape will benefit being in the moment allowing for a swimming session across musical sculptures , inspiring experimental physical movements to dance like the auroras & transcendental meditation linking music therapy & free thinking theory to ethereal harmonies created out of production tools such as analog synthesizers , digital drum machines , guitar loops & field recordings from the elements of nature rooting us to the sources .   Grounded by primal rhythms & infused with aerial rainbows of melodies, the sonic explorations are slowly shifting from one universe to another leading the physical body to travel across the infinite planes of transcendance . All is composed in an improvised technique drawing a precious moment in a sacred space dedicated to fruitful, mindful. blissful, blossom under the beautiful harvest moon.  September 13th  7-9 PM  30$/person

Temple Volant is an audio-visual project by artist & teacher Sami Blanco .
Inspired by organic textures & minimal grooves with influences from 90’s ambient house , downtempo & latin percussions, Sami will create a 2 hour atmospheric sound bath excursion infused of healing scales & uplifting rhythms to elevate soul , mind & body in a sensory environment intended for dojos & dance floors.

With a yoga sequence guided by Tyler Rentmeister

Drawing from mind maps for guidance ,from meditative microcosm to macrocosmic expansion, the songs will travel from inner to outer realms syncing the breathing sequences in the flow of wind in the trees , flames from a bonfire and the waves of an ocean .

The soundscape will benefit being in the moment allowing for a swimming session across musical sculptures , inspiring experimental physical movements to dance like the auroras & transcendental meditation linking music therapy & free thinking theory to ethereal harmonies created out of production tools such as analog synthesizers , digital drum machines , guitar loops & field recordings from the elements of nature rooting us to the sources .

Grounded by primal rhythms & infused with aerial rainbows of melodies, the sonic explorations are slowly shifting from one universe to another leading the physical body to travel across the infinite planes of transcendance . All is composed in an improvised technique drawing a precious moment in a sacred space dedicated to fruitful, mindful. blissful, blossom under the beautiful harvest moon.

September 13th

7-9 PM

30$/person

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Aug
30
to Sep 1

Sylvie Boisclair Three-Day Retreat

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Sylvie Boisclair is a dynamic movement arts and yoga teacher who draws her unique ability to teach thoroughly and precisely from her background as a professionally-trained dancer and teacher. She cumulates 35 years of research, practice, and teaching diverse forms of movement arts. She possesses a profound understanding of the workings of the human body and mind which allows her to empower her students to work their own miracles on and off the mat.

Sylvie was the founder of the first Yoga Centre in Yellowknife (2004-2008).

Workshop Schedule:

Friday August 30, 7-930pm: Budokon intensive $50

Saturday August 31, 2-430pm: Do Something and Move! intensive $50

Sunday September 1, 8-1030am: Classical Hatha and Yoga Philosophy $50

Want to sign up for all three? $120

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Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music and Yoga!

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Looking for an invigorating experience that will soothe your soul?

This two-hour workshop is a powerful Ashtanga-inspired yoga class accompanied by intoxicating acoustic guitar.

Yoga teacher Kera Love and musician Brian Weadick have joined forces to create a beautiful evening of yoga and music. Don’t miss this!

$40 + tax

7pm - 9pm

Wednesday August 28.

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Aug
23
to Aug 25

Shamatha Meditation Retreat

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Join Bronwyn Rorke for a Taiga Summer Retreat focused on Shamatha meditation.

Shamatha is the practice of attending continuously to a familiar object, without forgetfulness or distraction, to develop your skill of attention.

Few things affect our lives more than our faculty of attention. If we can’t focus our attention due to either agitation of dullness, we cant do anything well. Clearly, if we were to enhance our faculty of attention, our lives would improve dramatically.

Location: Fred Henne Camp Grounds, Kitchen Shelter 2

Dates: 23-25th August

Three days of meditation, communal practice sessions, yoga and Qi gong, right in our own Yellowknife backyard!

Friday
9:30 am Retreat starts
9:30 – 9:40 Information about the retreat and day
9:40 – 10:10 Yoga by Bronwyn Rorke
Silence Period Begins
10:20 – 10:40 Introduction to Part 1 by Alan Wallace (AW)
10:40 – 11:05 Guided Meditation 1 (25 Min) – AW
11:05 - 12:15 Session 1
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch break
12:45 – 1:15 Chi gong by David Klingbeil
1:15 – 1:30 Introduction to Part 2 (AW)
1:30 – 1:55 Guided Meditation 2 (25 Min) – AW
2:00 – 3.25 Session 2
3:25 – 3:35 Introduction to Part 3 (AW)
3:35 – 3:55 Guided Meditation 3 (25 Min) – AW
4:00 – 5.25 Session 3
5.25 – 6:30 Break then Dinner
6:30 – 7:10 Teaching 1
7:40 – 8:05 Teaching 2

Saturday
9:00am Retreat starts (silence period begins)
9:00 – 9:10 am Information about the retreat and day
9:10 – 9:45am Yoga with Tyler Rentmeister
9.45 – 10.10 Guided Meditation 1 (25 Min) – AW
10.10 – 10.35 Guided Meditation 2 (25 Min) – AW
10.35 – 10.45 break
10.45 - 11.10 Guided Meditation 3 (25 Min) – AW
11.10 – 12.10 Session 4
12:10 – 12:55 Lunch break
12:55 – 2:00 Teaching 3 (AW)
2:00 – 2:30 Chi gong by David Klingbeil
1:00 – 1:10 Introduction to Part 4 (AW)
1:10 – 1:35 Guided Meditation 4 (25 Min) – AW
1:40 – 3:00 Session 5
3:00 – 3:10 Introduction to Part 5 (AW)
3:10 – 3:35 Guided Meditation 5 (25 Min) – AW
3:40 – 5:00 Session 6
5:00 – 5:10 Quick stretch by Bronwyn
5:10 - 6:10 Teaching 4 (AW)
6:10 - 7:00 Break then Dinner
7:00 - 7:15 Introduction to Part 6 (AW)
7:15 - 7:40 Guided Meditation 6 (25 Min) – AW

Sunday
9:00am Retreat starts (silence period begins)
9:00 – 9:10 am Information
9:10 – 9:45am Yoga with Tyler Rentmeister
9:45 – 10:10 Teaching 5 (AW)
10:10 – 12:10pm Teaching 6, practice and Q & A – AW (break half way)
12:10 – 1:00 Lunch break
1:00 – 1:45 Teaching 7 - AW
1:45 – 2:10 Guided Meditation 7 (25 Min) – AW
2:10 – 2:45 Session 7 (only 1 practice)
2:45 – 3:30 Silent period ends – discussion and sharing
End of Retreat!

*Session = 24 minute seated silent meditation, 12 minute break. 24 minute seated silent meditation, 12 or 24 minute break.


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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Pilates Refresher

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Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.

Similar to yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility.

This workshop will rejuvenate your enthusiasm for pilates and refresh your body on the power of pilates.

Danielle McPhail is a yoga teacher and pilates instructor with a passion for both!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

7-815pm

$25

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Yoga, Movement and Emotional Healing  

Danielle McPhail is a mental health and addictions counsellor and is also a nurturing teacher of yoga and pilates. She presents yoga as therapy through movement. Her therapeutic classes emphasize self-observation to promote healing. Expect to finish this workshop with a feeling of mastery of your movement and of your emotions.

Price: $40 

Tuesday June 25, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm  

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Jun
10
to Jun 20

Yoga Teacher Training - 200 Hours

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Get certified to teach yoga this summer!

Taiga Yoga and Kate Covello present Yoga Alliance-certified Teacher Training. For 200 hours we will examine yoga history, the modern application of the practice and how you can effectively teach this exquisite practice.

The teacher training will run as two modules. Each is 10-days.
Module One: June 10 - June 20, 2019
Module Two: July 2 - July 12, 2019

Expect each day to be up to ten hours long, with a much shorter day on Sundays! The program will be intense and demanding, but I promise you'll gain insight into yourself and the practice that will serve you in all aspects of your life.

Details and Registration:

www.katecovello.com


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May
24
to May 26

Weekend Training - Hips Immersion

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Dedicate 3-days Training to refine your embodiment of the pelvis, hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet!

Fill your tool-kit with experiential anatomy practices and self care strategies to heighten your understanding of the lower body. Improve strength, mobility and integrated body awareness.This Hips Immersion Training course is appropriate for students and movement educators who wish to deepen their knowledge and somatic understanding of the human body.

About the Teacher: Lisa's professional Contemporary dance life saw her training and teaching Yoga, Yoga Tune Up® and Strength & Mobility to aspiring professional dancers. She's coming from Ottawa to share her knowledge with you.

By May 10th: $545

After May 10th: $610

To register: taigayogaandtherapycentre@gmail.com

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May
1
to May 22

YOGA FUNDAMENTALS: FOR THE BEGINNER & THE CURIOUS - 4 Weeks Series

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This series is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience with yoga but would like to spend some time exploring the basics. These classes will give participants a chance to understand the different poses most often encountered in yoga classes and how to execute them appropriately for their body. The series will cover how to do the poses as well as how to modify them as needed and will also cover other topics such as breath techniques, class etiquette, how to use the props and the difference between styles of yoga. Bring all the questions you want answered.

With Anne-Marie Guédon


7 - 8:15 PM

Wednesdays

May 1st to the 22nd, 2019


By April 24th: $80

PROMO CODE: FRESHSTART

After April 24th: $100



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Apr
29
to May 16

PILATES 101 - 3 Weeks Series

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Pilates 101 is for people who have no idea about Pilates or want to take things at a slower pace than the drop in class. In this session we will progressively learn the foundations of the Pilates method.

Pilates is a method of training strength in the body that focuses on breathing and precision of movement. Exercises are done to target specific muscle groups and bring awareness to the movements and how to execute them precisely. Focus will be particularly on muscles that support the core and proper posture.


The basic level exercises will be introduced progressively with precise instructions and time for questions and special attention to alignment. Each student will work within their own limits since the exercises are adaptable to all strength and experience levels. We will discuss basic anatomy and proper technique as we learn and do the exercises on which more difficult variations can be built.

With Anne-Marie Guédon and Danielle McPhail

7 - 8 PM
Mondays | Thursdays

April 29th - May 29th, 2019


Register by April 22nd, 2019 for the early bird rate: $90 +GST

Promo code: ENDURANCE
After April 22nd, 2019: $110 +GST

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Apr
23
to May 16

MORNING YOGA FOR EVERYONE - 4 Weeks Series

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Happy Spring Yogis!


Get up and get moving.
Twelve powerful yoga classes.
Asana. Pranayama. Meditation. Mantra.
Unroll your yoga mat at 6:45am and set yourself up for an invigorating day. 


With Kate Covello


6:45 - 7:45 AM

Tuesdays - Wednesdays - Thursdays

April 23rd - May 16th, 2019


By April 16th: $155

PROMO CODE: RENEWAL

After April 16th: $185

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Apr
16
to Apr 25

BREATHE & STRETCH - 2 Weeks Series

Fresh Start – Spring Breathe and Stretch Yoga  Revive your energy, re-engage your dormant yoga practice or awaken a new yoga practice in this two-week yoga offering.  This gentle, hatha yoga class needs no prior yoga experience. The class is gentle and safe for beginners, those recovering from injuries or illnesses and anyone feeling the effects of stress. One class each week will offer yoga nidra as part of the class. Yoga nidra is a guided meditation that is effective for slowing down and entering deep relaxation.    With Linda Kalbun    7 - 8:15 PM  Tuesdays - Thursdays  April 16th - April 25th, 2019    By April 9th: $80  PROMO CODE: LENGTH  After April 9th: $100

Fresh Start – Spring Breathe and Stretch Yoga

Revive your energy, re-engage your dormant yoga practice or awaken a new yoga practice in this two-week yoga offering.

This gentle, hatha yoga class needs no prior yoga experience. The class is gentle and safe for beginners, those recovering from injuries or illnesses and anyone feeling the effects of stress. One class each week will offer yoga nidra as part of the class. Yoga nidra is a guided meditation that is effective for slowing down and entering deep relaxation.

With Linda Kalbun

7 - 8:15 PM

Tuesdays - Thursdays

April 16th - April 25th, 2019

By April 9th: $80

PROMO CODE: LENGTH

After April 9th: $100

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Feb
19
to Mar 14

Salute the Sunrise - 4 Weeks Morning Series

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SALUTE THE SUNRISE
4-WEEKS MORNING SERIES WITH ANGELA MARTIN
TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 14, 2019
6:45 - 7:45 AM

In this four week morning series, we will be welcoming and celebrating the return of the light by exploring variations of sun salutations.

Each class will feature a flowing morning practice aiming to awaken your body, mind & spirit ~ alongside the returning sunlight!

COST:

By Feb 12: $120 Promo code: SUNFLOW
After Feb 12: $140

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine's Day Special ~ Open to Love

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VALENTINE'S DAY CLASS
WITH ANNE-MARIE GUEDON
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2019
7:00-8:00 PM

This Valentines Day, come celebrate your heart. Invite your significant other, a friend or simply come by yourself to enjoy a Pranaflow based sequence focused on heart-opening asanas with peak poses in the back-bending family.

We'll set the mood and everyone is welcome. There will be options for all levels of experience. Expect chocolate, “candlelight” and a playlist of the best love songs ever written.

Register with your regular pass or pay for a regular drop in at the studio.

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Feb
11
to Feb 27

Core & Pilates Basics - 3 Weeks Series

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CORE & PILATES BASICS
3-WEEK SERIES WITH ANNE-MARIE GUEDON
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
FEBRUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 27, 2019
7:00 - 8:00PM

This pilates series will focus on addressing weaknesses in the body which may be causing pain or limiting performance in your daily life. Exercises will be introduced slowly to build awareness and strength in the techniques and precise movements will be used to build stability in the back and core.

These classes will be built on the Body Harmonics method of pilates but other fitness modalities may be brought in. Using simple exercises from the pilates repertoire to foster awareness in the body, participants will slowly build strength throughout the series.

No pilates experience required as we will be starting with the basics!

COST:

By February 4: $90 Promo code: STRONGCORE
After February 4: $110

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