Hold onto your knickers because Yoga for Pelvic Health is back!
This course is for anyone interested in pelvic health! Whether you or someone you know has pelvic health issues or you want to maintain your current health and prevent future issues, this course is packed with information that will give you the knowledge and tools to guide you towards your goal.
This is an area that I am passionate about and is such an important topic, no matter your age or how you identify. It's going to be fun and you're going to learn some pretty cool stuff. Don't miss it!
This workshop is Online & In-person - anyone, anywhere can join!
Practice postures that encourage a healthy, happy pregnancy and birth. Connect with other mamas-to-be as you move your body in ways that feel good and help alleviate some of the common effects of pregnancy. You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as simple postures that can be beneficial for your pregnancy, labour and motherhood!
We will discuss topics such as pelvic floor and pelvic stability, diastasis prevention, pain management and birth positions. No previous yoga experience required.
Bliss Yoga Day Retreats are all about R&R and include the option of SUP paddling at the river nearby. While these are not "SUP lessons", it is super fun and a great opportunity for you to try it out.* It's not mandatory so feel free to stay by the pool or relax in the hammock instead! In case of poor weather, we have the option to stay indoors and make essental oils creations!
Sample schedule: 10:00 Meet-n-Greet 10:30-11:30 Gentle Yoga to release tension in the body & mind 11:30-12:30 Swim, lounge, etc 12:30-1:30 Healthy vegetarian lunch (Please let me know if there are any allergies or food restrictions) 1:30-2:30 Swim/paddle/play, relax, etc 2:30-3:30 Restorative Yoga with massage! 3:30 Wrap up & snack
This day is all about you. The schedule is flexible to allow time to play, eat, rest, read, .....
*These retreats fill quickly - sometimes on the 1stday of advertising. Often people want to attend with friend/s, so register early to ensure your spot/s!
I am thrilled toonce again be a part of this amazing event! 24Hr Yogapalooza is an incredible opportunity to help kids with cancer. Going into its sixth year, this annual fundraiser supports childhood cancer care and research at CHEO. Please consider donating to this important cause and/or join me Saturday, Sept. 30th @7:00pm for Core Restore Yoga!
24Hr Yogapalooza is a 24-hour “yogathon”, across two 12-hour days of yoga. Located at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the event kicks off the morning of September 30 - October 1 with 1 hr classes from 8:00am - 8:00pm each day
You are welcome to join any number of the yoga classes over the weekend!
Kids Can’t Fight Cancer Alone Last year, the number of kids newly diagnosed with cancer at CHEO was over 89, and more than 500 children were in various stages of cancer treatment. A cancer diagnosis is life altering, resulting in aggressive treatments and an uncertain future for kids and their families. CHEO is constantly working to ensure children can get the care they deserve, working to find innovative treatments to offer safer and gentler care.
PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA TRAINING SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2023
Yoga can offer amazing benefits for pregnancy, labour and parenthood; however, there are things that teachers and practitioners need to know!
In this comprehensive training weekend, students will understand the pre and postnatal body and feel confident modifying their own practice to suit their individual needs and goals.
As instructors, you will feel more capable and confident, your classesmore accessible and welcoming, and you will stand out as a skilled yoga teacher!
We will look at practices for each stage including support for fertility, partner yoga for pregnancy and labour, postpartum recovery and parent/baby yoga. Topics include pelvic floor issues, diastasis recti & scar care as well as teaching to online students. Resources will also be provided in the event of pregnancy loss.
Here is what previous students have said about the course: "This was beyond my expectation!" "Melissa is very informed on pelvic floor and I really appreciated her knowledge AND experience" "I loved the content, the stories, the group, the practice. I wish we had more time!"
This program is designed foryoga teachers, fitness instructors, and other health professionals, as well as parents-to-be. Students will receive 20 CEU’s and certificate of completion.
With more than 15 years experience as a Yoga Instructor & Yoga Therapist, Prenatal & Postnatal Instructor, continuing education provider, as well asmom of 2 children, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my courses. I specializes in proper breathing, postural alignment and pelvic floor health and am passionate about sharing my knowledge with others!