A DAY AT CAMP
This is a sample day of everything that will be offered to you at camp. Yoga Camp is full of exciting classes, workshops and activities, and offers much more than yoga. You can participate in as much as you'd like while taking as much down time as you need. If lying on the dock with your book and basking in the sun is what you need that is what you will do.
We offer amazing workshops to enhance the experience. Below are a list of some of the workshops we've offered in the past and plan to offer this summer, but the list is subject to change!
Early Morning: Coffee tea and fruits available
Early morning meditation on the dock
Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga Practice
Dynamic Yoga Class
Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga or Yoga Nidra
CampFire and Other Evening Activities
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Jessica Henry
Handstands with Taranee Ponjani
This workshop will be a more in depth exploration of what the mindfulness practice is and how it can change the way our minds work. This workshop will be complementary to the early morning meditations sessions and will take you deeper in your understanding and practice of meditation. There will be time to ask questions as well as explore the practice together.
Intro to the Zodiac with Morgan Cowie
Ado Muhka Vrksasana, otherwise known as the “handstand,” is a pose that allows you to align your physical body while simultaneously energizing and calming the mind. This is a practice that has the power to bring you back to the present moment. Join Taranee Ponjani in this beginner-friendly workshop where you will learn the checkpoints necessary to achieve the perfect handstand line, various bail-out techniques to ensure a safe landing, and other inversion options to get you comfortable with being upside down!
From Aries to Pisces, each sign in the zodiac calendar offers us specific insight about the season unfolding around us and ways to tune into our own talents, strengths and inner resources. In this workshop, we will explore what each sign tells us about the particular energies to be aware of during each month of the year and then become aware of what these mean for us personally as we chart out our personal Sun, Moon and Ascendant Sign. Bring a journal and your time of birth (if you have it).
Intro to Gymnastics with Taranee Ponjani
This intro to gymnastics workshop will cover the basic skills of gymnastics such as, the forward roll, handstand, cartwheel, and bridge, with a sprinkling of flexibility and spring training. This workshop is for anyone who has a body! Join Taranee Ponjani in this beginner-friendly workshop where you will learn the subtle intricacies of these various skills to help you better understand them and perform them safely.
Peace Out with Meredith Bannan
Begin your weekend with an opportunity to unwind, recalibrate and nourish your soul.
Relax your body, clear your mind and feel yourself open, as you are guided on a blissful journey of restoration. This immersive yoga experience will include breathwork, mantra, mindful movement, Yin Yoga and meditation.
Intro to Tantra with Nicole Winston
Authentic Tantra® is a trauma-informed holistic healing modality designed to awaken, heal and integrate body, mind, and spirit. The methods are rooted in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra, and are designed to catalyze profound healing and transformation in every area of life. In this workshop, you will gain insight into what tantra is all about, learn about the different types of tantra, and experience first hand, some of the medicine that this particular lineage offers.
Intro to Watercolours with Jo Lee
Join Jo for an exploration of the beauty and power of creating with watercolour. Jo Lee is a professional artist who has been using water colour as one of her main mediums for a number of years. She has been leading this extremely popular workshop at Yoga Camp for the last several years.
Intuitive Eating with Lindsay Fein
An intuitive eater is defined as a person who “makes food choices without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma, honors hunger, respects fullness, and enjoys the pleasure of eating.” The intuitive eating journey is focused on trusting your body's needs versus external cues, including diets, food rules or restrictions. Join Lindsay Fein, Certified Intuitive Eating Coach and Nutritionist, to understand the Intuitive Eating principles, learn why there are no “bad” or “good” foods, and how to listen to your body to know what to eat while still honouring your health.
Kirtan and Meditation with Simone Nitzan
In this workshop we’ll experience the power of mantra. We will chant a variety of different mantras in Sanskrit and allow their vibrations to induce a state of meditation within. We will then sit in meditation and absorb the beneficial residue of chanting to the divine.
Dynamic Flow Classes
These dynamic classes integrate breath and movement through a sequence of unique poses. The smooth, continuous flow deepens the breath, strengthens the physical body and encourages the mind to focus. These classes are more geared towards a level 2 or experienced student.
This practice combines both active and passive yoga styles. Get everything you need to balance your mind and body in one class. You will build heat, strengthen and tone before melting into longer held stretches and a meditative mind space. Flow and let go.
Yoga Nidra means yoga sleep. In this guided meditation you will be led into the deepest states of relaxation where you are able to move beyond the limiting factors of the mind and set meaningful intentions. It is said that 1 hour of yoga nidra is comparable to 4 hours of sleep and you will leave this session feeling alive and with a residing sense of calm and internal peace.
A complete yoga class to revive and restore. This alignment based Hatha Yoga practice will connect you deeply with your mind, body and breath and offer space to move and flow freely. All levels, some previous yoga experience recommended.
These classes are aimed at bringing the body into a place of stillness and ease. These classes are designed to bring total relaxation to the participants and to leave them feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Using a variety of props, pillows, blankets and blocks the participants are placed into fully supported yoga postures which allow their bodies to release into the support beneath them.
Mindfulness meditation is the practice of bringing one’s awareness into the present moment. In these meditation sessions you will be guided on finding an area to keep your awareness, the inhale and exhale of the breath, a sensation in the body or the feel of the breeze on your skin . Mindfulness meditation is designed to bring you into the present moment so you can be in your life, living each moment.
Yin yoga is a practice of letting go and surrendering to the earth. It is a passive practice that involves seated and supine postures typically held for 3-5 minutes which allows us to access deeper layers of our myofascia and remodel the body.
Tap into your Primal Strength
This MovNat (Natural Movement) class is all about reconnecting with your natural human movement potential. MovNat is grounded in fundamental human movements that are practical in day-to-day life, adaptable to everybody, and energetically efficient. The fascinating fact is that natural movement comes beautifully to all Human Beings!
During our session, you will build your strength through functional movement and feel stronger in your body.
MovNat is a playful, non-competitive way to be fit to reduce stress and improve immune function.
It is a safe system for improving your natural movement, gaining more confidence in the way you show up in life, and deeply knowing that you can face whatever life throws at you.
The Five Vital Winds
Explore the five vayus, or vital winds, in this workshop. These forces, ever present in our breath, body, minds and spirit, are elegant and straightforward routes to bring subtle energy forward as structures for our practice. We will explore these elements in breath, cues, sequences and more. Both theory and practice will be included - be ready to breathe, move and be still.
Fascia is fascinating. It’s a term used to describe all the tissues in our body - from our organs, to our bones and our muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our fascia is very responsive to both our emotional and physical tension as well as things like our sleep quality and our nutritional habits. Join Angela to play with simple movements that start with the toes, head to our nose and hit a few places in between. The exercises we move through will be gentle, flow easily together and help you feel rested and relaxed. Your fascia will thank you.
All movements are initiated by your core. Building strength and flexibility in your abdominals, glutes, and back muscles will improve mobility and stability, while reducing the chances of injury. The focus of the Pilates Mat Class is to increase mind/body awareness through breath, body weight, and props.
Elemental Rhythm Breath-Work Experience
Elemental Rhythm Breath-work Experience is a process that combines various elements to guide the participant to a deeper state of self-awareness.
Many people who experience ERBE say it is one of the most impactful or transformational experiences of their lives. It’s best done on an empty stomach and in a comfortable position lying down so make sure to bring a yoga mat. Some extra things that can add to the experience are a small pillow, light blanket, journal, and eye mask, however, all you really need is yourself and an open mind.
The Experience starts with some simple movement and shaking, followed by rounds of Elemental Rhythm breathing, guided meditation, and a sharing circle (sharing is always optional), we have refined this process over the last few years to quickly and effectively bring people into a state of profound bliss, enhanced mood, mental clarity, reduced stress and much more.
This is not your average barre class. Combining elements of Pilates, yoga, dance, rhythm and movement training, this unique class encourages healthy ranges of movement and focuses on some of the aspects of movement that aren’t always emphasized in yoga class (but are super helpful). Suitable for all levels.
Did you know that we are the only creatures that can control how we breathe? Pretty interesting right? We can directly influence our mental, emotional and physical health by learning how to breathe gently and easily through our nose. In this session you’ll learn about the Buteyko Breathing techniques first taught by Konstantin Buteyko. You’ll experience a variety of exercises that can help you to downregulate your nervous system yet leave you feeling full of quiet energy. You’ll learn how to use your breath as your superpower!