Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yoga On The Rock
Upcoming Courses/programs/Retreats –
for the New Year 2011, January-March

Wellness Programs:
The Thirty (30) Day Challenge – Program commencing Wednesday January 5th thru to Wednesday February 16th. This program invites students to a 6 week (45 day) membership to practice 30 days of yoga in a 45 day cycle. The cost of these classes are drastically reduced from our regular class prices to just $10 per session. Classes include Yoga On The Rock classes, The Yoga Centre open classes (with Bill, Elaine, Frances and Joanne), Yoga with Sarah and /or Elaine and Living Yoga classes. Classes are held early morning, mid-morning, lunchtime and during the evening. The prices of these classes generally ranging from $15-$20 per class, all are being offered at $10 each.

Practicing yoga on a regular basis greatly benefits all the systems of the body. A simple backbend can tone the thymus and thereby improve endocrine health – our endocrine system when working well, helps balance out various hormones in the body; a shoulder stand can improve our circulatory system and standing poses our posture and therefore our skeletal system. One notices these changes instantly when practicing yoga. When practicing regularly or through a 30 day challenge initiative, health is noticeably improved and participants feel and look better.

All classes are taught by experienced, Yoga Alliance certified teachers, some with training in pre-natal yoga, restorative yoga and cardiac yoga ( as designed by well-known cardiologist, Dr. Dean Ornish).

Companies are encouraged to share this information with staff and/ or partner with those interested, to financially meet the challenge for the 30 days. We are open to any ideas you have of how this might work for your employees.

Workplace Wellness – Yoga On The Rock is offering Workplace Wellness Fridays to companies either exclusively for their staff, or by allowing employees to join workshops on particular scheduled dates available to all companies employees.

Workplace wellness is about managing stress in the workplace. It focuses on training to improve workplace relations and effectively managing conflict in the workplace. It encompasses keeping the body healthy through desk yoga techniques as well as yoga practice for daily life. Meditation techniques and tools to understand and focus the mind, right eating and individual wellness coaching, focusing on personal needs and goals, are part and parcel of this course. The date for the next general Workplace Wellness seminar is Friday, January 14th from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Wellness- Body, Mind and Spirit – This is an 8 week wellness course designed to take participants through 8 weeks of yoga, meditation, healthy eating, spirituality and connectedness both with those in the community and the good earth. The aim of the course is to utilize group support and encouragement to motivate individual back to wellness regimes. A weekly report- card to chart successes and monitor habits that hold us back and prevent “wellbeing” living, as well as candid group discussions are mainstays of this course. The goal is for improved and healthier lifestyle choices for overall greater wellness and “purpose” – body, mind and spirit.
This course is held on Saturdays at 11:30am. Yoga stretching practiced at each class session. The next course commences Saturday, January 15th. Course price - $175

Yoga Classes:
“New" Bob Marley plus, Reggae Flow Class – New daytime vinyasa flow class-
This class will use the conscious soothing vibe of Bob Marley, Apache Indian, Collie Buddz and others in this morning and lunchtime flow yoga class designed to rock your soul, thighs and abs. A great way to get a good workout while enjoying the conscious beat. Monday 9:30am-11am or Friday 1:10pm-2pm.

“New” Early Morning Ease- Vinyasa Yoga – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30-8:30am – Join in our new open yoga classes on M.W & F and get your early morning yoga workout to easy listening popular tunes to allow you to ease into your day on a good note and step before the real work begins. An easy but strong yoga class. Better than a cup of coffee! These classes commence Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Christ Centered Yoga Practice and Meditation – Early morning yoga commencing at 5:45am -7:20am, generally M,W & F ( held M-F during the 30 day challenge) –

This class now in its 6th year! continues to attract those early birds who wish to practice meditation and yoga early in the morning to jumpstart their day. This class is a Christ focused meditation class (5:50am-6:30am) and a 40 minute Christ focused spiritual music vinyasa flow commencing at 6:35-7:20am. A wonderful way to pray into your day and to set the tone for blessed assurance thereafter. Classes remain as always, $10 per class.

Meditation Courses:
Deepening Your Meditation II Course – A five week course commencing Tuesday, January 18th – Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30pm- 9:30pm .

Exploring the analytical mind, this course will raise awareness about the intricate nature of the mind and encourage a clearer understanding of the obstacles that impede effective meditation and contemplative living. Discernment in the Christian tradition, Jnana Yoga in the yogic tradition and shenpa and tonglen in the Buddhist tradition are some of the methods introduced and explored, so that we more clearly come to understand where the mind goes and what we can do to get it back to balance. This course is a 4-part program, with one additional week to provide for intro and wrap-up components. A pre-requisite is Deepening Your Meditation I course or special permission. A half-hour meditation will be practiced each session. Course Price - $100

Deepening Your Meditation Course (Basic) - Revised and Enhanced – An 8 week course (reduced from 10 weeks) with new and improved approaches and material concepts. Thursdays commencing January 13th at 7:30pm-9:00pm.
A comprehensive meditation course for those wanting a thorough introduction into meditation - theory and practice. This course looks at several meditation traditions and provides a basic template for practice, while introducing students to effective tools to help strengthen and deepen meditation. Good for all new beginners as well as seasoned meditators who need a boost to get serious and regular with their practice. A half-hour meditation will be practiced at each session. Course price - $150.

Teachers Training:
Yoga On The Rock – Teachers Training ( Basic 200hours) – Yoga Alliance Certified: Interview Sessions, January 2011.
Yoga on the Rock will commence its 2nd Yoga Teachers Training Course in March, 2011 and with this in mind, we are now preparing to interview those interested in taking this training.
The head teacher for this training is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 (E-RYT500) and therefore teachers trainees enrolled in this course will be eligible to register as a certified yoga teacher under yoga alliance.
As the course training is rigorous and demands a full commitment from those interested in participating, we ask that those interested to please email for an interview session in commencement of the acceptance and enrollment process. These interviews are conducted during the month of January only.

Yoga On The Rock – One Day Retreats:
Sunday, January 16th – One Day “Justice Yoga” One Day Retreat- (9:30am-4:30pm)
This one day silent yoga retreat honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will focus on the teaching of Dr. King, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa, Thich Nhat Khan and other great guides and justice and peace spiritual leaders. The retreat is intended to inspire and call to action a focus on our own path in support of the cause for justice and peace in our world. Meditation, yoga, pranayama and other yoga retreat standards will interlace the teachings to make for a day of reflection and opening to a New Day, new cause and new beginning for making the world a better place in which to live. The cost of the retreat is $65 which includes breakfast, lunch and snack as well as several yoga sessions. Early registration recommended. Spaces are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

Sunday, March 6th – One Day Yoga -Lenten Retreat Day – (9:30am-4:30pm)
In commencement of the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday- March 9th) this one day Lenten, Christ focused yoga retreat will have at the heart of its practice Christ focused yoga and meditation and inspired teachings for spiritual Christian living, geared to prepare us for the Lenten Season ahead. Meditation, yoga, pranayama and other yoga retreat standards will interlace Christian Spirituality geared to prepare us for Eastertide. The cost of the retreat is $65 which includes breakfast, lunch and snack and the various yoga sessions through the day. Early registration recommended. Spaces are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.


  1. Dear Sujatha and Frances -

    This is a great website/blog ... and I am delighted to see all the wonderful offerings for 2011. Bravo! I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't seen your Facebook entry, Sujatha!

    I'm with you in Spirit (from here in Belgium) -

    Anne (Stone)

  2. What are the contact details and locations?