Workshops, Special Events &
At-Home Retreats

Cultivate perspective, insight and your connection to Wellbeing...

Join Clearlight and your community of fellow practitioners –what better way to to take charge of your own wellbeing than by taking a 'time-out' and immersing yourself in yogic practices to cultivate perspective, insight, balance and joy!Your well-being counts... it is more than important, it is essential. Circumstances do not need to be neatly aligned for you to fully access your birthright of vibrant wellbeing. That being said, stepping back from your daily routine and going beyond your regular on the mat practice is enormously supportive in cultivating vibrant health while gaining insight and self-understanding.

Here you will find information about upcoming LIVEstream Special Events, and the collection of  recorded Workshops and At-Home Retreats for you to access anytime. 💚

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Mark your calendar for this Fall 2021!


Breathing to Thrive!
Foundations of Pranayama Workshop Series  

 4 Saturdays: 9:00 - 11:30 am LIVEstream
September 25th : Foundations of Pranayama
October 23rd: Breathing to Balance
November 20th: Breathing to Calm
December 11th: Breathing to Energize

How you breathe directly affects the health and wellbeing of your body and mind. You can optimize your wellbeing, support vibrant physical and mental health, and effectively cultivate a connection to deep peace with yogic breathing, or pranayama. This 4-part course will give you a solid understanding of ancient practices that yogis have been relying on as primary tools of wellbeing, and as a way to support meditation and deep self-inquiry - simple, transformative tools you can use both on and off your mat. In this series of classes, we will put pranayama front and center, exploring theory and breathing practices that you can integrate into your yoga and meditation practice, and into your daily life. These understandings and techniques will transform how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally, but also how you walk in the world. Each 2.5 hour class will include a combination of talks, discussion, and pranayama practices –you will learn both cognitively and experientially. There will be short explorations in small groups (all optional). The series will be recorded and available to you to revisit to support your continued learning and practice, or if you miss a class. 

On September 25th, we will consider the theory and foundational breathing that inform all pranayama practices, including the direct, simple ways to immediately reclaim health and well-being. You will learn, explore and experience: 

  • the physical and energetic anatomy of the breath 
  • how breathing affects the brain and nervous system
  • the body-mind-breath connection
  • the use of mantra to support pranayama 
  • restoration of your natural, diaphragmatic breathing 
  • breathing mudras to support full body breathing
  • how to establish your own personal pranayama practice

On October 23rd, we will explore pranayama that balances the body, emotions and thinking mind, providing you with indispensable tools and understandings to bring with you into your daily life.  You will learn, explore and practice:

  • Energetic anatomy of breathing, including the ida, pingala and sushumna
  • What, why and how to practice pranayama for balance
  • Balancing breathing variations nadi sodhana, pratiloma pranayama and yoni mudra
  • Ways to enhance the balancing effects of pranayama with breath sensing 
  • Balancing pranayama to deepen meditation

 

On November 20th, we will dive into pranayama to calm and soothe the nervous system, and you will learn breathing techniques that are indispensable for anyone with a busy life or with chronic stress. You will learn, explore and practice:

  • Breathing, the vagus nerve and polyvagal theory
  • Warming and cooling pranayamas 
  • Langhana and Brahmana breathing 
  • An introduction to vritti pranayama and breathing ratios
  • Calming pranayama including ujjayi, anuloma ujjayi and bhramari,
  • Associated practices to support calming
  • how pranayama can be used to meet states such as stress, anxiety

On December 11th, we will dive into yogic breathing to invigorate, awaken, and energize the subtle body. You will learn, explore and practice:

  • An overview of relevant energetic anatomy
  • Pranayama to energize and awaken, including kapalabhati and villoma ujjayi
  • Energizing practices to support the awakening of prana and ultimate settling of the mind, including percussion, breathing mudras, hara breathing, the breath of joy
  • Consider how pranayama can help address states such as depression
  • Integrate the learning and practices of the series

 

Who can attend and how do I register?
This series is open to everyone and is included as part of the monthly membership ($39/month). Certain pranayama practices have contraindications, and certain classes will benefit from having specific props (easily gathered from household items). In order to have relevant information in advance, please read the information provided with the Zoom link or contact Clearlight.  Workshop recordings will be available to members for duration of membership

If you would like to register for this series without a monthly membership, the following  applies: 
Fee: $129 for the entire series of four workshops, or $49 per workshop (taxes included). To enrol, kindly send an e-transfer to 'Clearlight at clearlight.ca'  -and be sure to include your full name, email and phone number. You will receive a confirmation by email. Workshop recordings will be available to members for duration of membership, and available to workshop-only participants for 2 months. 


This 10 hour course qualifies for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance (YACEP certified).


Are you wanting to access the recorded events, retreats and workshops, and you already have a monthly subscription?  Click here

If you are not yet a member, take advantage of a 10-day free trial with all memberships for all recorded and live-stream gatherings.



Workshops, Special Events &
At-Home Retreats

Explore below to see an overview of the upcoming, livestream Special Events and a summary of the recorded Workshops and Retreats. To access these practices you will need to sign in and go to your 'Dashboard' (see link just above).

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    Welcome!

    • If this is your first time accessing classes, please read: How to Navigate this Platform

    • Welcome to the Special Events Section - updated September 5, 2021

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    Breathing to Thrive! Pranayama Workshop Series (Fall 2021)

    • Saturday morning 9:00 am - 11:30 am, September 25th : Foundations of Pranayama

    • Saturday morning 9:00 am - 11:30 am, October 23rd: Breathing to Balance

    • Saturday morning 9:00 am - 11:30 am, November 20th: Breathing to Calm

    • Saturday morning 9:00 am - 11:30 am, December 11th : Breathing to Energize

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    Walking as Stillness (August 2021)

    • 'Walking as Stillness' - Yoga followed by a Walk or Hike

    • Vibrant Yoga to prepare for a Walk, Hike or Jog (49 min)

    • 'Walking as Stillness' - a Meditation to Download for your Walk (35 min)

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    Sunrise Sadhana Series (June 2021)

    • Sunrise Sadhana Series

    • Sunrise Sadhana One - 56 min

    • Sunrise Sadhana Two - 58 min

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    Attuning to the Subtle Body • Morning Yoga Retreat (May 2021)

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • A Morning Yoga Retreat • Overview and Schedule

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • Part 1 • Gentle warm ups, Breathing & Mudras, Meditation • 59 min

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • Part 2 • Exploring with Movement - Body and Breath Sensing, Healing, and More - 1 hour 25 min

    • Attuning to the Subtle Body • Part 3 • Yoga Nidra, Exploring the Subtle Body - 41 min

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    Conscious Emergence Workshop (April 2021)

    • Conscious Emergence, Workshop & Yoga Morning

    • Gentle Yoga Morning Practice - 62 min

    • Questions for Reflection

    • Yoga Nidra, Gratitude Practice (42 min)

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    Wellbeing Workshop: Using the Breath and Chanting to Calm & Center

    • Breathing and Chanting for Meditation - Introduction - 20 min

    • Breathing and Chanting for Meditation: Practice - 47 min

    • Breathing and Chanting for Meditation: Yoga Nidra - Breathing, Welcoming - 38 min

    • Chants and Mantras (PDF)

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    Wellbeing Workshop, Sankalpa Part 1: Heartfelt Path and Intention

    • Sankalpa Workshop, Part One: Heartfelt Path and Intention (with notes) - 1 hour 43 min

    • Yoga Nidra: Exploring Sankalpa and Open-Skyness - 46 min

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    Wellbeing Workshop, Sankalpa Part 2: Cultivating Wellbeing and Finding Sanctuary

    • Introduction - 20 min

    • Orientation - Sanctuary Place - 6 min

    • Meditation - Inner Sanctuary - 8 min

    • Discussion #1 - 7 min

    • Orientation - Resolution of If-Onlys - 2 min

    • Meditation - Resolution of If-Onlys - 6 min

    • Journaling Exercise #1 - 2 min (plus your own offline time)

    • Discussion #2 - 14 min

    • Orientation - Pointers to Wholeness - 2 min

    • Meditation - Pointers to Wholeness - 6 min

    • Orientation - Personalized Portals to Wellbeing - 5 min

    • Journaling Exercise #2 - 1 min (plus your own offline time)

    • Closing - 6 min

    • Yoga Nidra for Wellbeing - 42 min

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    Full Day At-Home Retreat

    • Create Your Own At-Home Retreat

    • 1: New Dawn, Morning Practice of Breathing, Chanting & Meditation (57 min)

    • 2: New Day, Morning Mindful Yoga Practice (1 hr 42 min)

    • 3: New Life, Sankalpa Afternoon Workshop - Cultivating Authenticity, Clarity and Calm - 1 hour 43 min

    • 4: And I'm Feeling Good... Late Afternoon Yoga Nidra - Exploring Sankalpa - 46 min

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    Half Day At-Home Retreat

    • Create Your Own At-Home Retreat

    • 1: Maitri Chant - 5 min

    • 2: Opening the Breathing Spaces, Sharira Mudras - 13 min

    • 3: Mindful Yoga Practice - 64 min

    • 4: Yoga Nidra for Self-Nourishment (41 min) + optional orientation to practice (16 min)

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