The time has come to officially close our sanctuary to home rentals and yoga teacher trainings. I want to thank everyone who has made these past many years so fulfilling and rewarding and for following our page. Please watch for my new photography page and website coming soon. I will still be available for Reiki trainings and private yoga therapy sessions in my home for those who are interested, feel free to contact me via email. For now, this page is being archived, but still available to look back on and see our past adventures. Again – thank you and in the yoga world, Namaste. In my world – I am blessed to have had the opportunities to interact with all of you!
Happy New Year from Qualicum Beach Sanctuary!!
This new year promises to be one filled with new adventures and experiences. My personal goals for this year include continuing to live a life filled with grace and ingrained with mutual respect and kindness for others, deep introspection through my meditation and yoga practices, exploring the world through the lens of my camera, hopefully improving my golf game, learning new things daily, and revelling in sweet family experiences.
I am excited to be back in the Yoga Studio this winter with special classes on Monday evenings and on Fridays.
Monday – Vinyasa/hatha flow with meditation and restorative. 7:00-9:00pm. Intermediate to advanced students please. Focus is on Yoga Teacher Training and advanced practices. Class cost is $25.00 – or included with your YTT.
Friday – Integrative Yoga Teacher Training class begins with meditation followed by vinyasa/hatha flow from 9:30-11:00. The day continues with asana instruction, lecture on topic, and restorative from 1:30-2:30. Class cost for morning class or afternoon restorative (9:30-11:00am – morning, 1:30-2:30) is $20 each or full day included in your YTT costs.
All classes limited to six people for space purposes. Please message prior to class to reserve your space.
April Immersion Announcement!!
We would like to invite you to take your 200 hour Introductory Integrated Yoga Teacher Training with us in this April Immersion!
Classes will run 9:00-2:00 daily Monday to Friday with additional evening and Saturday classes as needed. These flexible times provide you the opportunity to explore our beautiful island as well as ensuring ample time to study and integrate these yoga practices into your life. Daily times may vary according to the group and day.
This immersion will include our full philosophy and teaching modules. Students are required to complete your anatomy module through yoga anatomy.net prior to attending (please message us for more information on this programme as we have special pricing for this through our school). We will then review this module while you are here.
We will learn the Eight Limbs of Yoga, the seven Chakras, the history and practice of yoga, and proper ways to teach a class of any style from yoga nidra, restorative, yin, hatha, and vinyasa flow. For asana, we focus on opening, standing, balancing, seated, twists, inversions, and closing postures. Each day includes instruction and practice of meditation and allows you time to develop your own personal style.
For this immersion, Dr. Black is including lodging for four people – two rooms, each shared in the price of the training. We have an onsite small kitchen so you can prepare your own meals; however, we ask that these be simple meals as the studio space is shared with the kitchen space. Please see our website for more information regarding our trainings including scope and sequence.https://qualicumbeachsanctuary.com/yoga-teacher-training
Our studio space includes a small studio, therapy and sitting room with an infrared sauna for your use and table for study. We provide all props except mats, so please bring your own and your own closed water bottle. We are located close to the Qualicum Beach Airport on 18 acres of lovely forest land with a river running through. We are a short five minute drive from Qualicum Beach and ten minutes from Parksville.
This training is limited to six people for space purposes only. As we have lodging for four, this opens up for local students. Please email us soon to reserve your space: email@example.com
Are you interested in your 300 Hour Advanced or in working on your Yoga Therapy Training? We can include this immersion as part of those trainings. Please message us for more information.
Dr. Black will also conduct a Usui Reiki level one course at the beginning of the immersion and a Usui Reiki level two course at the end of the immersion for those interested. These are conducted at an extra discounted cost. Please see our website for more information https://qualicumbeachsanctuary.com/trainings-and-retreats/usui-reiki-trainings
Our yoga teacher training programme is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Our yoga therapy programme is registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Dr. Black is a certified yoga therapist, an EYT 500 with the US YA, and a Gold EYT 500+ with the Canadian Yoga Alliance.
We look forward to having you join us this April for this exciting and wonderful immersion in paradise!
If you would like more information about any classes or starting your own Integrated Yoga Teacher Training, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the best part of yourself this year – look for daily experiences that take you out of your comfort zone. Be kind and respectful to others. Love those closest to you deeply and step away from those who are unkind or disrespectful. Find your faith and seek to develop it fully. Honour your body through good foods, exercise, and rest. Widen your mind and intellect with learning at least one new thing daily. Read good books, limit your social media time, select good choices while you are on social media. Share your experiences with us and find joy in every moment!
With love and light,
Dr. Kathie M. Black
We are almost at the end of another year in our beautiful sanctuary. During this past year we hosted several families for AirBnb and continued to conduct our Individualized Integrated Yoga Teacher Trainings. In August we made the decision to no longer rent our in-home suite for vacation rentals and turn this lovely space back in Dr. Black’s therapy centre and small studio. We are thrilled with having the space back to ourselves and even having a couple of extra bedrooms for grandkids and guests! Our students are finding the smaller studio perfect for quiet meditation and yoga practices and it provides a perfect place for our Integrated Yoga Teacher Trainings. Dr. Black’s therapy room includes a cozy seating area for chats, an infrared sauna for her clients to use, a table for students to study and have their snacks or meals, and of course, her massage table for Reiki sessions. It truly has been an awesome year for practice and learning. Dr. Black has also immersed fully into her photographic studies and continues to develop into a full fledged photographer! Please watch this site for her Photography pages coming soon.
What’s in store for 2019? Dr. Black will continue to work with her Integrative Yoga Teacher Trainees with programmes listed with the Yoga Alliance (YA) at the 200, 300 advanced, 500 levels, and with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) with her 1,000 hour Yoga Therapy Programme. She is planning an April immersion at the 200 and 300 advanced level for those looking to spend a month in our lovely area. This training will have space for four people to lodge on-site, and of course accommodate local students. Our space is limited to 5-6 students, so each training is definitely geared toward individuals and small groups! Watch for more information to follow, and please contact us if you are interested in attending this immersion or setting up your own individualized Integrated Yoga Teacher Training.
As always, Dr. Black is available for private Health & Wellness Therapy Sessions and Reiki on a limited basis. Please contact us directly for an appointment. Thanks for stopping in today. Please spend some time and flow through the pages if you have questions or are interested in our services. Be safe and enjoy these last wonderful weeks of 2018.
Health, Healing, and Happiness
Dr. Kathie M. Black
We’ve been wondering when our grey rainy skies would let go to the sunshine of summer and we are blessed to have it come to us once again! Our flowers, grasses, and fields are incredible, tourists are making their way here joyfully, and these sweet moments of summer are upon us. Our integrative yoga therapy training inside studio is taking a back door to the great outdoors as our students make their way out to the ocean, forests, and lakes. We are experiencing the wonders of meditation and mindfulness in our every day lives and awakening our days with sun salutations and finishing our days with lovely restorative postures. Incorporating yoga techniques and mindfulness happens not just in a studio and on a mat, but anywhere you are and where your breath takes you.
Our three bedroom suite at Qualicum Beach Sanctuary is open for vacation rentals. Please contact us directly for pricing and open dates.
We are looking for a couple of like minded people that would like to share our lovely little Qualicum studio space with us! Whether you want to teach a yoga or movement class, practice massage, have a meeting with your writer’s group or special interest hobby club, or host a weekend workshop, we have ample open times to rent out our sweet space. Studio space accommodates a movement class of 8-10 and is heated with Blackstone Saunas Infrared Yoga Panels. Portable tables and fold up chairs available for 14. Massage table and infrared sauna in smaller space. Hourly rate is $25/hr or we can workout an ongoing negotiated schedule. All rentals are set around our current training schedules. Please contact us to set an appointment to meet.
Enjoy this summer!
Welcome Spring! We are thrilled to continue our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Therapist Training through to the end of June and are starting our next intake of 200 Hour Introductory Yoga Therapeutic students. We start in earnest with this new intake of students on June 18th, so if you’d like to join us, please contact us! We plan on meeting every Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30-9:30pm with an occasional Tuesday evening and other days within the mix. Our goal is to complete this training by the end of July early August with perhaps a few overflow days into September. In September, we start our 500 Hour Journey to Wellness section of Dr. Black’s 1,000 Hour Integrative Yoga Therapist Training. This is a good place to either begin or finish your training. Each month is a different workshop and topic. Stay tuned for our schedule. As always, Dr. Black runs personalized trainings that work with both your schedule and hers, so please contact her to arrange for your personalized training. Training with others is advantageous to students as a cost break applies for multiple students, but if it doesn’t fit your schedule, we can work with you to make something that does! Our next Reiki Level 2 Training is on 02 June 2018 from 9:00-5:00. If you would like to participate in this next level, please contact Dr. Black.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Black for Health and Wellness Therapy, please send her a message and she will be happy to book an appointment with you! As we move into the busier days of summer with glorious sunshine and more time outdoors, please be sure you keep up with your water intake, eat real foods, and take time to rest and play. Thanks for visiting us today. Have an amazing spring!
Dr. Kathie M. Black, PhD