Nourishing Yin

A 2016 Workshop Series
A weekend of deep practice for students and teachers

w/ Jess Marais, MSc, RYT 500
November 5th & 6th, 2016

Nourishing Yin

Jess Marais - Nourishing YinMoving with the ebb and flow of both macrocosmic and microcosmic cycles, a natural Yin practice reorients our own life within the life of our rare and incomparably beautiful planet. Through our practice we experience a gradual awakening to our own intrinsic nature, and thus to our inherent belonging in the world. Join Jess for a heart-centred autumn weekend of exploring the healing and transformative potential of softness.

I: For the Benefit of All Beings: Yin Practice to Soften the Heart

When: Saturday, November 5th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Harmony Yoga & Wellness Center, 360 Duncan St, Duncan BC

*For students with experience of at least 5 Yin classes.

In this day-long retreat we’ll sink deeply into Yin-based practices of softening the heart and opening to the freshness of the present moment as a foundation for wise and compassionate activism in the world.

Cost: $95 + tax

Pre-register at Harmony Yoga. Contact 250-597-1919 for more information.


II: The Delicate Art of Teaching Yin

*For teachers and teacher-trainees only; please note that Saturday’s workshop is a firm prerequisite.

When: Sunday, November 6th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Equipoise Bodyworks (Old Fire Hall), 963 Herd Road, Maple Bay

This special continuing-education workshop will support Yin teachers and trainers to better understand the unique process of teaching Yin, to develop increased consciousness of the student experience, and to broaden their repertoire of skillful and healing posture sequences. For more information please visit To register please contact Harmony Yoga Centre in Duncan BC:

Cost: $95 + tax (max. 20 students)

Pre-register at Harmony Yoga. Contact 250-597-1919 for more information.

About Jess

Jess is an ethnobotanist and yoga teacher living in the Eastern Townships of Québec. In her seasonal classes and workshops she yokes slow and gentle posture practices with the precise and accessible teachings of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage to share with others a practical and fruitful approach to mindfulness, ecology, and community engagement. She is grateful to the many teachers who have inspired and supported her over the past fifteen years of practice, and dedicates her work to the living earth we are so miraculously woven from.

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