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“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” ~ Rodney Yee

 

 

 

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“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” ~ Rodney Yee

 

 

 

Click on a class to see a description, including number of classes in a session and link to book.

 


This is a Google calendar. It can be added to your calendar or printed. If you are looking on your phone please turn screen sideways to see full schedule. Apparently IPhones don't show the far side of the monthly calendar so I have chosen the agenda version. You can click on the tab in the top right corner if you are wanting the Month view.

Always check the schedule to ensure you are coming at the right time. There are pre-scheduled dates where a class does not run. Please inform yourself.

Please do yourself the favour of being at least 5 minutes early.

If you find yourself late:
Please take a moment outside, make sure your phone is OFF (no vibrate), shoes and jacket off, pause to make sure we have completed the opening meditation and then quietly join in with as little disruption as possible.
If you are more than 10 minutes late please consider another class. Jumping into class without knowing what is happening in counterproductive to what you are trying to achieve.(no brand new students late please, take time to look at a map so you know where to be)
Time cannot be taken from those who are present on time to catch someone up who has arrived late. (Asteya - one of the 5 Yamas)

Find out more about Guidelines to an Aware Yoga Class (Etiquette) here.

 
“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” ~ Donna Farhi
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Class FAQ's and Rates


Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Class FAQ's and Rates


Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Sessions:

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
A Session runs approximately 2 month.
A Series is a class that runs within a Session. It can have from 3 to 8 classes.
Classes each has a specific purpose and allows from 4 to a maximum of 8 students (dependent on purpose). It requires a minimum number of students to run. If you don't sign up there is no guarantee a class runs. (Please read the descriptions and details below Pricing to find the class for you.) There are not a large mass of random classes, rather a small amount of quality, caring classes with specific purpose.
Sign Up can happen up to 4 weeks before the start, online or in person. Or after session has started space allowing.
Want to take Multiple classes per week? There is an unlimited pass for each 2 month Session. It will last only the length of the session.
Good for most classes except Micromovement and any early morning Sadhana practices. These will be discounted 50% for passholders. Workshops are 15% off for passholders. These must be booked at studio to receive discount.
Expiry All passes and series expire at the end of the session purchased for. If you have not completed the 5 class pass you can pay a $20 one time continuation or purchase a new pass)
TransferringPasses CANNOT be transferred, must be used by the purchaser or the person they were gifted to. Please respect that the studio does it utmost to maintain quality pricing for what is received and ask visitors and friends to pay drop in or contribute to the donation jar.
What happens if the session has started? After a series/session has started classes can be prorated for the remaining time left, space allowing.
Unsure about a class? or have questions about how this works please connect with the studio.

This is a rare opportunity to receive high quality instruction in very small group classes. You will receive a lot of personal attention all within what has been called one of the loveliest studios in the city.
-For those of you who prefer one on one time you are able to book one on one sessions with Beverly. Minimum 1 hour in series of 3, 6 or more classes. (see Private Classes further down the page below detailed descriptions)

Late Summer/Fall Session:
 
September 2nd to October 27th, 2018

PRICING:

8 Class Series - $160 + GST
7 Class Series - $140 + GST
6 Class Series - $132 + GST
5 Class Series - $110 + GST
4 Class Series - $ 92 +  GST
Exceptions:
5 Class Micromovement for a Stronger Body
$125 + GST
Restorative 4 Class Series
$120 + GST

PASSES AND ONE TIME CLASSES

Drop In:                  
$24 + GST for most classes except the following -
$25 + GST for MicroMovement, & QiGong/Yin Series*
$35 + GST for Restorative Learning and Practice Series.*
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Does not run each session

5 Class Drop In Pass:   
$110.00 + GST * 
Usable for the 2 month session for which it was purchased after which it expires. 
$20 + GST extension available if pass not complete. Extends it for 2 more weeks from end of session. Must be requested before session complete.
Not all classes have drop in space, please check. Good for classes that are open for regular priced drop ins. (*see exceptions above)

Unlimited Class Pass: 
Early Sign Up $249 + GST   Regular $299 + GST **
This pass allows you to confirm yourself for 2 of any of the class series in a session and drop ins for classes on the schedule that have space. At least 2 others in a week.

 

3 and 5 class pass ends at the end of the Session no extensions other than with the $20 extension
** Unlimited Pass ends with each Session, no extensions on unlimited passes.

Gift Cards available

Seniors or students:  
If there is a need for a discount please connect with the studio. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. You having a chance to practice is much more important. If none is needed the studio appreciates your support of it's desire to be of service to all and assures that those who do need assistance will receive it.

Donations:
There is a donation jar available to anyone who feels they would like to contribute to others being able to practice. 
If you feel you got something extra and want to share the gratitude or you feel strongly about the continuation of Karma yoga at the studio feel free to share. It will be used to continue gifting knowledge and practice forward.


Class series: 

See the online schedule for current class availability and descriptions

MONDAYS
No Regular Scheduled Classes:

1 Opening For PRIVATE STUDENTS


TUESDAYS
Stability for a Centered Life with Beverly Akhurst


WEDNESDAYS
Psoas Mobility and Pelvic Power with Beverly Akhurst

Stability = Mobility with Beverly Akhurst - (A popular class, runs out of space. Book ahead) 2 DROP IN SPACES

Ease into Evening with Beverly Akhurst


THURSDAYS
QiGong/Yin Combined Class with Ara Cusack

Kundalichi with Beverly Akhurst
Runs on the Thursdays when Ara is not holding a QiGong/Yin practice.
Drop Ins $25 + GST


Unlock Your Rib "Cage" and Shoulders with Beverly Akhurst- 
We call our Thoracic Cavity our Rib Cage and as our bodies move through our days we become contained by that cage. Locked in by the posture we assume working at computers, sitting in chairs and couches, and watching our cell phones. Come unlock the door to stronger shoulders and backs, a more open chest, better ROM in the rotaator cuffs and a breath no longer trapped at the top of your lungs.
The shoulder floats as a free form with the collar bone supported on the sternum and the scapula suspended by muscles to the skull, back, ribs and arms bones. Posture and lack of movement or injuries can lead the support tissues to be strained, tight, or tired and can then misalign the bones within the structure. Change your normal and find ease in your breath and body.

Class incorporates, Movement combined with Yin, Hatha, Pranayama and Meditation and teaches you the anatomy of your body.

Possible benefits: more mobility in shoulders, spine and thoracic cavity, less head, back and shoulder pain, reduced anxiety and better posture to name some. Does not run for the Late Summer/Fall Session


FRIDAYS
Yin Powered with Beverly Akhurst

SATURDAYS
Micro-Movement For a Fluid Strong Body with Beverly Akhurst  


ONCE A MONTH
Nature Bathing: Connecting with the Healing Transformative Power of Nature

In Japan and Korea the practice of Forest bathing is a national strategy for health.
It is understood through the study of and practice of ShinRin Yoku that immersing in nature in a mindful and meditative manner is a sure way to reduce stress and connect to many health benefits.
What they have found and many communities and cultures before them is that if one visits an area in nature and walks in a calm and meditative manner, some or many of the following benefits may be achieved.

Examples: 
Lower Blood pressure
Reduce Stress
More ability to be present and concentrate.
Improved sleep
Lowered Anxiety
Boosted Immune system functioning.

Join Beverly for a guided movement through nature. The time will be divided between silent walking meditation, mantra and sound within nature, gentle movement, and journal or sharing time. The idea of Nature Bathing is to become comfortable with doing and accomplishing nothing. To just BE within the moment.
If joining in please be prepared to either leave your phone at home or turn it off for the duration of the afternoon. Dress appropriately for the weather with good, comfortable walking footwear. We will go rain or shine. The only thing that will cancel it is an absolute monsoon or wind storm that makes it dangerous to be in the trees.
Location will either be either Lighthouse Park, Pacific Spirit Park or Stanley Park. Decided closer to the date

MORE INFO HERE

Saturday October 6th, 2018,  1:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Pacific Spirit Park
Investment:
$55 + GST Bring a friend $95 + GST for both


Private Classes:

Private Classes are available with Beverly through Ocean Breath Yoga. This is one of the best ways to create the practice you need.
They can be one to one or a for group of up to 12 in studio. At another physical location there is an ability to work with larger groups. (i.e. place of work)

Private sessions are a good way to:

  • Work with health issues which might negate a group class or be used as an addition to a health or holistic program.

  • Time one on one with a teacher to work on specific aspects of your practice.( i.e poses, balance, philosophy etc)

  • You want to set up a home practice for yourself that can be followed daily.

  • You prefer your practice to be personal or with a couple of friends.

  • Planning a birthday or other celebration and you would like connection and mindfulness to be shared.

  • Pre or Post sport activity, preparation or recovery (i.e. marathon or cycle training, soccer, hockey, kayaking....)

  • Corporate team activities based on mindfulness and grounding to reduce stress or increasing creativity.

  • Office yoga to learn how to use your office work space to stretch open.

  • There are many possibilities...ask if you are unsure.

Classes start at $115 + GST Per Hour (minimum one hour) Class cost determined by specific needs (i.e at studio or external location), numbers of people attending, how long the class is and how many are being booked.Specific details of what may be required will help to start the process of planning. 

Please inquire at the studio or by email at oceanbreathyoga@gmail.ca
Book 3 One to One Hour long Sessions, $315 + GST.*
Book 6, $600 + GST. *
Contact the studio for other packages.*

*(Package pricing is only available if prepaying for classes. If separately at time of class they will be charged at single class prices).
All classes must be paid as provided.


STUDIO RENTAL: 

The studio is available for rental to teachers, holistic and wellness practitioners looking to run workshops, training or hold their own classes. Ocean Breath Yoga is based right on the water of Granville Island with a little patio and grass just steps from the front door. It faces Southwest and holds the light beautifully. It is a healing and balanced space for almost any practice. There are blocks and bricks, blankets, straps, mats, sound system and other equipment available for use.
*At this time there are mainly afternoons available. Some evening are available on the weekends and some early morning blocks.

Visit the Rental Page for more details

“yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization.Yoga means union- the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar