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VANCOUVER Fri thru Sun Feb 23 to Feb 25, 2007


Dear Yoga Visionaries and Enthusiasts

As I watch the evolution of this work, I have tremendous faith that it holds great value for our children today, their lives tomorrow, and for all of us who carry the Yoga Torch.  People everywhere are lighting up with this magic Yoga formula: 

Winnepeg Yoga Teachers Training
Photo from my recent teacher training in Winnepeg

Attention on Yoga’s strategic forms, vital breath, vision and dynamic stillness reduces stress, enhances flexibility, cultivates strength and balance, opens the heart and mind, and infuses vitality and health into the whole being.

When we think about children, we think of them as flexible, spontaneous, open, playful, free, and more….

Yes! ...and no…

Children deal with stresses of their own:  theirs is a world of peer pressure, parents’ and society’s expectations, competition, bullying, disappointment, resistance;   they are inundated with forms and sounds: video games, cars, speed, headline news, name brand running shoes, the concrete jungle of urban life.  The refreshing opportunity to breathe, relax, stretch, balance, strengthen and be still gives them a welcome new way of knowing themselves in body, mind, and spirit.  The qualities that are naturally evolving through Yoga allow them to glean the merit from the world around them by reinforcing the inherent value of the world within them.  In fact, these are not at all separate.  By becoming peaceful, loving, healthy, and vital, the world is a welcome home.

I look forward to the gathering of the great people who love kids, love yoga, and dig life!

It is always a unique and memorable experience to get to know you all and to share such meaningful moments together. 

All the best, and see you there,

Maalaa

VANCOUVER
SOURCEPOINT SHIATSU CENTER
Friday, Feb 23, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 25, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
3263 Heather Street between 16th & 17th
Includes teaching materials & certificate
Cost: $275.
$250. before Sept. 8, 2006
For info & registration: Call (604) 730-1026 or email maalaa@theyogatree.com


PS: Feel free to spread this good news training to anyone who loves yoga, loves kids, or loves the idea of light-heartedness and play in their Yoga life!

 

 

Level 2 Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training with Maalaa
Saturday, March 18, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, March 19, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm


Weekend Workshop @ PHYLLIS’
6196 – Collingwood Street, Vancouver
1 block east of Dunbar
1 block west of Blenheim *
3 blocks south of West 41 Ave.

This training focuses on developing the knowledge and skills for …effective class curriculums and themes …. age and stage appropriate poses, flows and challenges …kid-friendly techniques for getting technical about poses…. dealing with challenging behavior... bringing Yoga to school…working together as individuals and as a group while tapping into our unique talents and insights.

It will provide the opportunity to work with children of two age groups – pre-school and school age children. Participants will be invited to bring along the children in their lives for these sessions which will take place on Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon we will gather to process and assimilate our experience.

  • learn, create and perform Aasana flows with a Kids’ Yoga flair.
  • analyze the principles of good alignment and find great ways to communicate them
  • simply and creatively observe and use the world around us to inculcate the Yoga spirit in children
  • bring the awareness of our body to life with our exploration into its amazing machinery, such as the brain
  • learn to set up a class with great tips…. from the physical formations of bodies in a room, to the formation of an inspiring and memorable class
  • acquire a versatile repertoire of program ideas for individual and multi sessions
  • discuss how to get started, stay with it, and watch your fulfillment grow!
  • do lots of Yoga
  • * Sing * Play * Sit * Draw * Think * Share * Rest *


GABRIOLA ISLAND YOGATHON

The Western Canadian Pediatric AIDS Society invites you to join hundreds of others in performing 108 sun salutations to raise money for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. All proceeds and pledges raised will help send children to Camp Moomba - a summer camp program designed to restore the young spirits of those whose lives are affected by this disease.

The 3rd annual Yogathon is setting a new precedent with the participation of Gabriola Islanders. We will bring our active commitment to universal health and well-being as we gather at Twin Beaches to collectively perform 108 sun salutations for a most worthy cause (see below). We will be led by different Yoga practitioners and mentors on the island, including the young, budding Yoga Kids amongst us.

I welcome you to get on board to help create a memorable event. Join in as we ceremoniously inaugurate the Yogathon on our island. Moms & dads, kids of all ages, come one come all. Musicians & dancers are invited to enliven us all with their rhythm and movement.

Anyone who would like to join us Yogathon Yogis is invited to a special preparatory Sun Salutation class at Eternal Flow Studio, time to be announced.

If you would like to be part of a great occasion below, check out the info below, and register for a Gabriola Island Yogathon, get your pledges, and give worthy kids a chance to experience life in natural and joyful surroundings. Please forward this to any friends who might like to participate.

Love, Light, and Life!
Maalaa
Tel. 247-8872

Gabriola Island Yogathon
Team: GABRIYOGA
Meet at Twin Beaches, weather permitting,

Sunday, July 24th, 10 am.
In case of extreme rain, @ Eternal Flow Studio

Let Your Sun Salutations Brighten the lives of children impacted by HIV/AIDS
The 3rd Annual Camp Moomba Yogathon
Sunday, July 24th - 10am
(Check-In from 9:30 am)
Vancouver • Gabriola • Toronto • Montreal

ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE!
Whether you're a seasoned yogi or a beginner, we ask you to sign-up, collect pledges and help us make a difference in the lives of these children.
  • Online Registration is quick and easy
  • Set a Fundraising goal
  • Form a team - Register as a Karma Captain and get your friends involved!
  • Practice your sun salutations and join us on July 24th
Register on-line now,
Search for a participant, or make a Donation!
email: yoga@campmoomba.com
web: www.campmoomba.com Then click on yogathon link

For more information call Maalaa @(250) 247-8872

or view the PDF.