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In Sanskrit, the word Jyotish translates as “ the science of light” and refers to the light of the stars and the seven major planets of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. These seven planets influence all of life and have an incredible impact on the soul that is experiencing human incarnation. Learn in this class about the 12 zodiac signs, the 12 houses, the 7 planets, and how they influence various aspects of our life. It is said that there are no two people with the same astrological placements. The specific placements of the planets at the time of your birth become your personal signature and give rise to your unique temperament, constitution, and individual expression.
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Chronic pain or illness can set you on a downward spiral of being afraid to move. Numerous research is showing that chronic pain changes the brain to interpret EVERYTHING as a possible threat. The brain then produces pain as a way to stop you from moving. The problem is, the less you move, the worse you feel. Thankfully research also shows that gentle yoga and meditation RESTORE the brain with practice so that you can BEGIN TO MOVE AGAIN, ENGAGE IN LIFE, and ENJOY THE ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING. I have seen this with my own eyes in my work as an occupational therapist and yoga therapist. Whether you have been living with chronic pain or are recovering from illness (like COVID19), this class is geared to give you HOPE, RELAXATION FOR SLEEP, and set you on your journey to RECLAIM YOUR LIFE. What you need: A chair without arms (no rolling chairs please), a long belt (yoga belt, long bathroom tie etc). Please have your chair on a surface where it will not slide. Setting it on a yoga sticky mat usually works well. Class is done in bare feet ideally.
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Namaste, I’m Natasja! I am a registered revolutionary yoga and meditation teacher, Jyotish astrologer, and spiritual life coach. I was born in The Netherlands. Though my parents were raised Roman Catholic, they openly encouraged spiritual exploration and I was introduced to the philosophies of yoga and meditation from a young age. I found peace through dance, movement, and other creative outlets, so I pursued a formal dance education at Codarts Rotterdam, an internationally-acclaimed school of dance and performing arts. I emigrated to Canada with my family when I was 19 and brought my love of movement to a career in teaching group fitness classes as an award-winning instructor at Goodlife Fitness. Through teaching, I recognized my passion to inspire others to transform their bodies and enjoy more self-confidence, energy, and zest for life. I found myself drawn more and more to the practice of yoga and loved the feelings of balance and clarity that I gained after every class. "True happiness is found only in the relationship you foster with your own heart and the hearts of others." It was the devastating loss of my sister in 2002 that really ignited my journey of self-discovery, self-realization, and self-actualization. Through despair I was able to move into a deep spiritual awakening and I thank my sister for that amazing gift – it lead me to complete my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with well-known yoga teacher; Shiva Rea, and to open Fusionmovement Yoga Studio in the summer of 2009. Through my awakening, I have learned that the physical aspect of yoga is just the doorway – the most significant impact yoga has is on the mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies of a person. The word “yoga” means to unite, to unite our body, mind and spirit. It is my service to humanity to allow each person to come into complete alignment with who they truly are, to allow each person to fill material voids with real purpose and to return to mindful, heart-centred living. To do this, I feel a duty to myself and to my students to continuously learn and evolve my teachings. I completed my training at the school of Kripalu and am now a certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner. Just last year I spent a month in the Himalayas studying Jyotish Vedic Astrology with master teacher Anand Mehrotra at the Sattva Yoga Academy and I have plans to do more intensive training later this year. Over the years I’ve been lucky to lead several international yoga retreats in Costa Rica. I’ve presented at the International Toronto Yoga Conference and at the World Fitness Expo in Toronto and I’m always honoured to teach at local schools, businesses and community events. MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: Yoga is for everyone and for every body! I take pride in my ability to teach the same class at multiple levels so that every student feels safe and balanced in mind, body, and spirit. I teach lively, passionate, and dynamic yoga classes and love to interweave little pearls of wisdom to create a little magic. My vinyasa flow classes begin with grounding movement meditation and breathing (pranayama) practices. Each class has a different theme and/or peak pose, and movements are sequenced so that the body and mind are completely prepared to move into the peak pose. During in-person classes, hands-on-enhancements are provided throughout the class so that students can experience a deeper embodiment of the pose. I end with a 10-minute shavasana and/or meditation and I love to leave each student an oracle card to read at the end of their practice. My therapeutic yoga classes are very gentle and restorative in nature. I love to use essential oils and therapeutic touch to create a nourishing experience for each student. The classes incorporate breathing (pranayama) practices, mudras (sacred hand gestures), and/or myofascial release techniques. Music is an important component to all of my classes. To me, music is like adding spice to food, therefore creating a richer and deeper experience of the yoga practice.
Stacy Renz became a licensed and registered occupational therapist in 1998 and began practicing yoga as a means of stress and scoliosis management. As she discovered the hidden gifts in the practice she was led to share those gift with others. She became a certified yoga teacher and therapist through Integrative Yoga Therapy and founded Living Room Yoga. Her mission has always been to put the tools of healing and wellness into the hands of the individual and to bridge eastern and western medicine. After founding Living Room Yoga she has served countless individuals in finding greater health, wellness, and quality of life through yoga therapy individual and group sessions, cranial sacral therapy, and hypnosis. She also developed Life Balance Yoga teacher training programs as well as continuing education programs for yoga and rehab professions on Yoga for Scoliosis and Yoga and Meditation as a Means of Pain Management. She teaches regular classes on Yoga for Scoliosis as well as Life Balance Yoga classes virtually via zoom.
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Atousa Raissyan is a Transformational Spiritual Teacher, Shaman, Certified Energy Healer & Award-Winning Contemporary Spiritual Digital Artist. She helps clients, which includes individuals and small business owners looking to live their best lives, either by exploring their natural talents, starting a new business or a career, or achieving their purpose in life and their personal goals. "Game changer”, “intuitive gifted healer”, “guiding light”, “life changing”, “magic” and “a blessing” are often how Atousa’s clients describe their experience with her. She is an intuitive heart-centered transformational spiritual teacher and healer with extensive experience in, and passion for, helping individuals to discover and tap into their “true self”, in order to unlock their potential to experience their desired life, in terms of abundance, relationship and personal well-being. Atousa, who herself is no stranger to experiencing life’s challenges, grew up experiencing a traumatic childhood and family life, including moving to a new country and living through extreme situations.As an adult, Atousa was involved in an abusive marriage which ended in divorce causing her to raise her son as a single mother and to experience financial hardships. Her life experience and her journey to fully loving and accepting herself and finding her passion in life has been her training ground in order to create the tools, techniques and teaching to help her clients on their journey. Her clients typically come to her with different issues such as, physical and/or emotional issues, relationship problems, past traumas, abuse, grief, anxiety and stress, unhappiness with current job, feeling stuck, procrastination, etc. Atousa's goal, wish and desire for her clients is for them to realize that they are whole and complete; that universe is with working with them, so that they can trust the process of life; for them to start using and trusting their own guiding system and not that of others and society; and finally for them to experience the love, joy and magic that this life has to offer. She is grateful for her clients for allowing her to be part of their journey and she loves empowering them. Atousa loves seeing the progress that her clients have made from their initial visit. Each of her clients have a special place in her heart and she feels blessed to be their guide, and to know someday they will be healing others on their path.
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