Happy 2019!

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: kblack@shaw.ca

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 kblack@shaw.ca

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