Take Your Practice Outside this Summer!
Remedy Hike and Harmony Yoga are teaming up to help you take your practice outside with weekly outdoor workshops this summer. Each workshop offers a guided hike with Remedy Hike’s Brandon Mills and a new yoga experience with our Harmony Yoga teachers. More details after the sign up sheet!
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Yin Yoga Workshop – Harmony Acres, 3552 Gibbins Road
Featuring Nadia Boucher
In this 60-minute workshop, Nadia will guide you on a powerful journey through the quiet, inwardly-focused practice of Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga consists of a wise sequence of fully-supported floor postures, each held in a relaxed way for between 3-6 minutes. Time allows the body to enter a state of deep relaxation and encourages increased flexibility. Wear loose, comfy clothing and bring something you can fold up to sit or kneel on if needed (a towel or blanket).
Address: Harmony Acres, 3552 Gibbins Road, Duncan
9:15 – 9:30 am: Check-in and meet your neighbors
9:30 – 10:00 am: Guided hike through the old growth forest
10:00 – 10:45 am: Yin Yoga with Nadia
10:45 – 11:00 am: Group discussion
11:00 – 11:30 am: Guided hike back to check-in location
See frequently asked questions below.
Cost: $35 + GST. Numbers are limited, so pre-register now!
Contact Harmony at 250-597-1919 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Explore nature, make friends, live healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I wear for my workshop?
A: We suggest comfortable clothing that you would typically wear to exercise. This includes yoga pants, compression pants, sweat pants, joggers, and shorts. It is important to wear sturdy shoes such as hiking boots or trail shoes – cross trainers work fine as well – as some of the trails are a bit rocky. Also, it never hurts to bring along a sweatshirt or light jacket as the temperature can drop significantly in the shade, early morning and around sunset.
Q: What should I bring to my workshop?
A: Please plan to bring at least 1 litre (32 ounces) of water per person, a yoga mat (with carrying strap!), sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, and a few small snacks. We also suggest a small drawstring cinch sack to store your valuable resources. However, if you forget any of these items, we will do our best to accommodate you.
About Brandon Mills
Multi-Style Meditation & Yoga Instructor
Community Ambassador | Remedy Hike
Model-Turned-Integrative-Health Zen Master
After a decade in New York City, health concerns were more than just an eye opener for Brandon. It was time for drastic change. He left the City That Never Sleeps and fully committed himself to becoming an expert in integrative health and healing himself.
Being a part of the Cowichan Valley Community for the past few years has both supported and strengthened his health. He is not only eager to share his story but determined to give back to the that same community.
About Deborah Carruthers
As the founder of Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center, Deborah is dedicated to providing skillful and transformative yoga and wellness. She began her journey with yoga later in life and has practiced the Ashtanga method ever since.
Deborah completed a teacher training with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldman in August 2017 as an update to her original training in Victoria. Deborah currently practices the Ashtanga Intermediate Series and has begun Advanced A or Third Series. With influences from the great teachers such as David Swensen, Chuck Miller, Rolf and Marci Naujokat, and Saraswati and Sharath Jois.
With five trips to India to study and/or lead retreats, Deborah has a deep love for Indian culture and the Ashtanga method.
About Asrael Zemenick
Asrael is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga teacher who has been living and teaching in the Cowichan Valley since 2011. In 2006, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Katherine Austin, and has been living yoga ever since. Asrael draws from many different traditions: Ayurvedic, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Sivananda, Yin, and Restorative.
Asrael also teaches Healing Light Yoga Therapy, a restorative yoga class which embraces the energy of the subtle body. She is a graduate of New World Ayurveda, studying under Dr. Paul Dugliss, and is also on their faculty. Her training includes specialized intensives in Ayurvedic Energy Healing, Pancha Karma, Jyotish Astrology, and Ayurvedic Yoga.
About Bonnie Williamson
Bonnie is a registered clinical counsellor, and practices yoga and meditation daily. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Harmony Yoga in 2015, and further training in trauma-informed yoga. She teaches a gentle yoga and mindfulness meditation class at Harmony, and regularly leads meditation workshops and trauma-informed yoga classes to help students to better manage stress, trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety.
About Nadia Boucher
Nadia began exploring the practice of Yin Yoga in 2008 under the tutelage of Jessica Kerr Marais, immediately falling in love with and finding deep healing through the long-held postures and quiet internal focus, as well as Jessica’s incorporation of Buddhist mindfulness meditation, loving-kindness teachings, and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) meridian teachings.
Nadia has continued to deepen her understanding and explore her passion for the practice by studying with Bernie Clark and Carly Forest, completing both of their Yin Yoga Teacher Training programs. As well, she incorporates knowledge she has gathered from her background of intense dance training, as well as elements from her work in STOTT Pilates, Buddhist mindfulness meditation, moving and walking meditation, Reiki energy healing and massage healing.