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 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 yoga 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
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.
Handstands with Taranee Ponjani
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!
Journalling and Manifestation with Simone Nitzan
This workshop will take you through a journey of guided meditations and journaling exercises to help you discover your deepest passions, hearts calling and purpose in this life. Each one of us was put on this planet with unique gifts to share with the world, discovering what those gifts are and putting the structures into place to help us manifest our work is the most important job we have. You will leave this workshop feeling empowered and ready to take on exciting new challenges.
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
How you feel inside makes a difference. Indulge in a feel good yoga class packed with peace inducing practices.
Relax your body, rest your mind, and feel your heart open as you're led through a blissful journey of breath work, mindful movement, yin yoga and meditation. The experience will culminate chanting together, affirming our collective intention of letting inner peace flow from ourselves and into the world.
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be acheived unless we first establish peace within our own minds." (Geshe Kelsang Gyatso)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.