Oct
21
to Dec 16

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is an 8 week course plus a one-day silent retreat originally designed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The program was created for people experiencing chronic pain, but can also greatly help people experiencing stress in a broad range of areas or those simply looking to experience more richness in life.

The benefits of MBSR include: an enhanced ability to cope with short and long term stressful situations, reduced levels of anxiety, panic and depression, increased ability to cope with pain, a greater ability to relax, increased self-esteem and sense of well-being and improved relationships.

This course is appropriate for beginners as well as those with some meditation experience. Participants will learn compassionate ways of being with the body, emotions, and challenging mind states. It is suitable for people of all physical abilities (the yoga section can be modified for those who need to sit in a chair), but it may not be appropriate for those with major psychiatric disorders or suicidal ideation. Classes include meditation (lying down, sitting, and walking), mindful yoga, discussion, and homework to practice bringing mindfulness into daily life.

We will meet every Sunday for eight weeks and then close with a one-day silent retreat. The program requires a commitment to attend at least 6 of the 8 classes and to daily practice (approximately 30-40 minutes) for optimal benefit.


Registration for this course requires a short intake form and conversation with Sarah to ensure the course is right for you and answer any questions you may have. 

Register here!

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Movement with Breath: Vinyasa Yoga
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Movement with Breath: Vinyasa Yoga

Set your intentions and prepare to sweat! Every Friday night for seven weeks we’ll connect breath with movement, to free the body and still the mind. Expect intentional, intelligent sequencing that will build strength and increase flexibility. We’ll use dynamic movement as well as static holds to stoke the internal fire and connect with the body from the inside out. 

All levels welcome.

March 31st to May 7th, 5:30 to 6:30pm at Ocean and Crow 1707 Grant St, Vancouver

A progressive 7 week series. Sign up here:

https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/379900

Registration comes with bonus drop-in pass to use at any class at Ocean and Crow.

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Chakra Yoga
Mar
31
to May 12

Chakra Yoga

Chakras are energy centers in the body that provide us with a framework for self-inquiry on physical, emotional, and energetic levels. Each week, we’ll meet a new chakra and connect to it through a range of practices that may include movement, restful yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, mantra, lecture, and discussion. This course is perfect for you if you’re interested in learning more about the chakras or yoga philosophy and also enjoy contemplative practices, moving your body, and learning somatically.

Fridays 5:00 to 6:15pm at Ocean and Crow, 1707 Grant St, Vancouver

I removed the vinyasa element that was included in the previous so this class is extra inclusive to all levels, including beginners. 

A progressive seven-week series. Sign up here:

https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/pack_products/380597

Registration includes one bonus drop-in pass to any class at Ocean and Crow!

 

 

 

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Chakra Flow: Complimentary Sample Class!
Dec
23
5:30 PM17:30

Chakra Flow: Complimentary Sample Class!

Thinking about signing up for Chakra Flow? Get a taste by signing up for this complimentary sample class!

 

Chakras are energy centers in the body that provide us with a road map to self understanding. This class will introduce you to the chakras using movement, meditation, breath work, and other practices. This class is for you if you enjoy dynamic movement practices but are also interested in learning more about the philosophical and energetic underpinnings of yoga

Beginners are welcome.
 

Pre-register at least 24 hours in advance here:

https://oceanandcrow.frontdeskhq.com/group_classes/124600#/list?dt=2016-12-23&lt=staff

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