Distance Reiki & Yoga Sessions

Blissful Period

It may not feel like a blissful period of time, but when I look around, I see helpers everywhere! Individuals and companies doing all that they can to support each other. In particular, “Period Aisle” is a Vancouver based company known for their amazing social justice work, sustainability motto, and inclusivity ethics. Early on in the quarantine, they shifted from making reusable sanitary products to producing masks for our service providers in downtown Eastside. Bravo! Bravo!

My own contribution is this “Blissful Period” practice, you don’t have to be menstruating to do this practice, you don’t even have to have a uterus. It too is an inclusive practice for everyone, everywhere. I hope it brings you peace.

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To support your self isolation or better known as self retreat here, I’m offering you some virtual opportunities at a special 20% discounted rate!

Reiki

  • Deep relaxation
  • Creativity muse
  • Illness and pain support
  • Stress reduction
  • Deepened awareness
  • Calms the mind/aids meditation
  • Strengthens immune system

YES to reiki

 

Yoga

Customized one on one yoga classes for your own unique needs. They can be a combination of Gentle Core Functional Movement (GCFM), yin, restorative, massage ball rolling, nervous system regulating practices.

YES to Private Yoga

 

Women’s Circle

3 half hour virtual classes focusing on female pelvic floor health (root /sacral chakras), breast health (heart chakra), and mental health (crown chakra & 3rd eye). Involves gentle movements and restorative poses. I’m offering these classes as a package for $10, that’s $3.33 each. Three consecutive Saturdays April 11th, 18th, 25th 10:00am-10:30am. You get to keep the video recording to support your home practice.

YES Sign me up! 

If you cannot join for the live classes, but would like access to the video content, you can purchase here, and you will receive the password in the next 24 hours.

 

Testimonials

“My son was so excited about your “GCFM” Wednesday classes that has helped him go through his core issues. He spent a decade on meds, physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists with no significant result. Thank you for your creative approach and enthusiasm during the yoga sessions.” Vlad

“Carine teaches a Ball rolling Yoga class at RAC. I have bursitis in my hip and rolling on the ball has greatly alleviated the pain. For me the Ball rolling class achieves the same results as going to a physiotherapist. Carine is a wonderful caring gentle person and an inspiration to her students. Thanks Carine.” Mardi

“Carine’s yin yoga class is the yoga that I have been trying to find for years. Carine is such a good teacher that I’ve finally been able to grasp the basics and make that elusive mind body connection that I’ve been stumbling through since the 70’s. At the end of every class, during our last pose, Carine wafts lavender over us. One night, during this time, she took extra time over me, and I felt the last claws of my 3 days migraine lifted out of my skull and jaw. When I asked her about it, she explained she had cleared my energy. I felt that she waved my negative energy away. It was true magic.”  Judyann

Contact me for more information, sessions will be on Zoom, e-transfers to carineyoga@gmail.com to confirm your interest.

 

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Smile, Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Namaste

Our “Whip it” walk not in the park

We went on our “family retreat” walk along the dyke yesterday and found a big carton box of green “Whip It” cartridges dumped at the mouth of the pipes! Thankfully it was low tide so that we were able to pick them all up one by one (hundreds of them). This is normally where ducks swim when the tide is high. We didn’t have gloves and were eager to go home to wash our hands.

I was angry and frustrated with the “Whip it” litter criminal. I was mad for the river, for the earth, for the ducks! Then a friend informed me that they are often used by addicts, another friend had called the police as they had also seen the mess.

I began to see the innocence of the “Whip it” dumper. What drove him/her/them to get a cheap high? Don’t they know that their actions affect all of us? How can we help each other? How are they suffering? How will I ever understand? I tried and know that I will never know, but this inner exploration has a profound lesson. It taught me to let go of anger, let in compassion, to see without understanding. I believe this is where we can have a chance to “Whip” each other back to our wholeness, the round of our earth depends on it.

I crafted a 30 minutes practice to support your personal retreat, the first 15 minutes are core stabilizing movements, and the last 15 mins are meant to ground your energy in restorative poses. You are welcome to extend the times of either, with more repetitions in the first half, or longer holds in the last half. Please make it your own. Oh turn up the volume!

May we keep each other accountable and know that what we do personally affects us all. Please take care in your self retreat 

Namaste!

Laundry News

Self Isolation? Self Retreat!

Perspective is everything. I hope you’re taking our national quarantine seriously, stay home and take this time to slow down. It’s also a great time to do some laundry, spring clean inside the home and inside the mind to remember your inner soul.

I have washed all the studio’s blankets, bolsters, eye pillows etc….and I’m hopeful that we will practice together soon. My time line to start again will be dependent on the most current government updates. I would like to see the flattening of the curve of this exponential virus before we meet again.

I plan to brew up some free virtual classes for you to support your home retreat. If you are supposed to come back in the end of March, we’ll just delay the classes. I’ll keep you posted!

How about this 15 minutes practice if your nerves are getting the better of you?

  1. Legs up the wall, knees can be bent with bolster or cushions behind legs, focus on 4 count inhales and 5 count exhales. (5 mins)
  2. Forward fold, can bend knees and use cushions behind knees, breathe into belly, side of ribs, and back. (5 mins)
  3. Supported child’s pose, if head below heart feels wrong, prop yourself higher with cushions. (5 mins)
  4. How about a good laugh?

LOL Stay Away and Stay Healthy

Namaste, Carine

Slowing to Spring

Last year a part of my body was removed through surgery. One of the doctor said that I no longer had a breast, it’s called a chest wall now. Very factual and nonchalant. I found her funny as she reminded me of Edna, the designer in the superhero movie ” The Incredibles”.

Others, may it be doctors, friends or strangers, reporters, news, OUT THERE the noise of chaos keep piling in our faces 24/7. If you keep looking outside, you’ll always find a new name for a new body part, a new virus or a new shirt that you don’t need….

So STOP!

So simple and challenging isn’t it? If I stopped writing you’d probably be annoyed now….

I had to learn to slow down first, then stopping came slowly.  When that happened, cease fire of excessive searching or acrobatic doing led me to peace. I saw myself as a SAGE with one breast and one chest wall, comprising both masculine and feminine qualities, very androgynous like the sacred statues and feeling like a superhero amazingly wise all at once. So Doctor Edna as I like to call her, bless her heart,  was so wrong because she gave a name to something that is nameless, and thank you!  I don’t have a hole in my body chest wall or whatever you’d like to call my beautiful body, I see myself with a whole body thriving and living a fearless loving divine life.

This Spring, I hope you will make time to slow down 🙂

 

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF Yoga)

Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting. March 2nd, 9th, 30th, April 6th, 20th, 27th

Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No classes March 16th/23rd-Spring Break and no class on Easter Monday the 13th)


Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $126/7sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting. March 3rd, 10th, 31st, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.


Gentle Core Functional Movement (GCFM/previously GCF+)

This class is the best of GCF Yoga and Therapy Ball Yoga rolled into a 90 minutes class. Focusing on our nervous system and revealing our own personal blind spots to relieve pain and reorganize ourselves for optimal health.

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Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $210/7 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting. March 4th, 11th, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. Please note March 4th is a make up class for participants already enrolled in GCF+ in Jan/Feb. Your session will be $180 for this term.

 

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

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THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA March 30th-June 22nd Mondays 10:30-11:45am $121.00/11 sessions  10317

HATHA YOGA March 30th-June 22nd Mondays 12:00-1:00pm  $96.80/11 sessions  10325

HATHA YOGA April 1st-June 24th Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm  $114.4/13 sessions  10953

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available


Come drop in to one of my downloadclasses:

Tuesday 9:15am-10:00am Yhot/ 10:30-11:45am Hatha

Friday 10:30am-11:30am Core Fusion/ 12:00pm-1:00pm Restorative

Saturday 4:30pm-5:45pm Hatha/ Aromatherapy Yin 6:00pm-7:15pm


 

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

-Mahatma Gandhi


Namaste, Carine


2020

Two Zero Two Zero

To Zero To Zero

Opportunity to start anew, fresh, completely open

20/20 Clear vision or clarity

Let your sankalpa or heart felt desire unfold in time….

It’s never too early or too late to connect and remember the power of your heart space.

I’ve created a shoulder/chest ball rolling sequence for you, this anahata chakra focus invites more space in the heart. Stay as long as you’d like in the restorative posture in the end and listen to your soul’s wisdom. Enjoy!


Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF Yoga)

Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Jan 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Feb 3rd, 10th, 24th

Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Family Day Monday Feb 17th)


Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $144/8sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.


Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

This class is the best of GCF Yoga and Therapy Ball Yoga rolled into a 90 minutes class. Check out the video clip below to get a glimpse. Starts again in January!

Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $240/8 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.

Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Feb 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.


RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA
January 6th-March 9th Mondays 10:30-11:45am
$99.00/9 sessions  2756065

HATHA YOGA
January 6th-March 9th Mondays 12:00-1:00pm 
$79.20/9sessions  2756063

HATHA YOGA
January 8th-March 11th Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm 
$79.20/9sessions  2756064

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available


Come drop in to one of my downloadclasses:

Tuesday 9:15am-10:00am Yhot/ 10:30-11:45am Hatha

Friday 10:30am-11:30am Core Fusion/ 12:00pm-1:00pm Restorative

Saturday 4:30pm-5:45pm Hatha/ Aromatherapy Yin 6:00pm-7:15pm


 

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”


-Dalai Lama

 

 

What is Gentle Core Functional Yoga+? Check out the video below to get a glimpse!

Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

Using pliable massage balls, we  learn specific techniques to release the body of tension in a physical and emotional level working to harmonize the nervous system, great for proprioception or body awareness. This class combines body release and strengthening to create a balanced core.

Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $210/7 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.
Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Dec 4th, 11th, 18th

Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

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This R & R workshop has sold out! 2 spots added!! Please contact me to grab the last spots.

This holiday season, consider donations to The Shoebox Projector Yoga OutreachBoth organizations making impact in our community.

 

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

Dalai Lama

The End of a Decade

What a year it has been for me. I feel that my soul yearned to clear of all my ghosts both known and unknown and threw me into the fire as a bonus to end the decade. Good thing I have a gigantic sense of humour.

When I look back, it has been a splendid ten years, how short sighted we can be when we only see the fire up front and personal. If we take our time, we can be grateful that the fires showed up and appreciate our own awareness of them. I am thankful to be able to put some of those fires out with the tools of yoga, meditation, ayurvedic practices, reiki and a whole lot of self care. This is ongoing as I continue to become the fire watcher. This element is both powerful and fierce, both awful and beautiful and need to be observed from a calm mindset.

In these last two months of 2019, may we all reflect on the blessings of the past, and clear our way to welcome the gifts of the unknown with steadfast openness. Yes to 2020!

 

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $108/6 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Nov 4th, 18th, 25th
Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Remembrance Day Monday Nov 11th)


Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $126/7sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

Using pliable massage balls, we  learn specific techniques to release the body of tension in a physical and emotional level working to harmonize the nervous system, great for proprioception or body awareness. This class combines body release and strengthening to create a balanced core.

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Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $210/7 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.
Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Dec 4th, 11th, 18th

Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

 

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA
September 16th-December 2nd Mondays 10:30-11:45am
$110.00/10 sessions  2745917

HATHA YOGA
September 16th-December 2nd Mondays 12:00-1:00pm 
$88.00/10sessions  2745925

HATHA YOGA
September 18th-Nov 27th Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm 
$94.60/11sessions  2745926

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available

 

This R & R workshop fills up fast, register here to reserve your spot.

 

This holiday season, consider donations to The Shoebox Project or Yoga Outreach Both organizations making impact in our community.

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

Dalai Lama

More Sweet Offerings in October

Living Meditation Urban Retreat with Heidi Hirdaya  October 20th, Sunday 10am-5pm (half day options available)

10:00am-5:00pm (with lunch break)
Sunday Retreat: $150
Sunday Morning: 10:00am-1:00pm $75
Sunday Afternoon: 2:00pm-5:00pm $75

Please register here or directly with  Heidi.

E-transfer to carineyoga@gmail.com or heidi.hirdaya@gmail.com

Yes! More Sweetness with Hirdaya visiting and some  class changes at YYOGA. I’ve dropped my public classes at YYOGA from 10 to 6 per week this year to honour my rhythm, more time to honour what lights me up! Specifically, I’ve joined the local pottery club! More time to open and discover that box of chocolate I talked about and I hope you are discovering your chocolate box of life as well.

Here’s my new October schedule at YYOGA Richmond Oval:

Tuesday: Yhot 9:15am-10:15am/ Hatha 10:30am-11:45am

Friday: Core Fusion 10:30am-11:30am/ Restorative instead of Hatha 12:00pm-1:00pm

Saturday: Hatha instead of Flow 4:30pm-5:45pm/ Aromatherapy Yin 6:00pm-7:15pm

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Photo by Marta Dzedyshko on Pexels.com

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Sept 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Oct 7th, 21st, 28th
Full! Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Thanksgiving Monday Oct 14th)


Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $162/9sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Full! Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. Please note fee adjusted, all 75 mins classes are now the same rates.


Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

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Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $270/9 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.
Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Complimentary Meditation Session October 18th 6pm-7pm for GCF+ participants
A few spots left. Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

 

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA
September 16th-December 2nd Mondays 10:30-11:45am
$110.00/10 sessions  2745917

 

HATHA YOGA
September 16th-December 2nd Mondays 12:00-1:00pm 
$88.00/10sessions  2745925

HATHA YOGA
September 18th-Nov 27th Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm 
$94.60/11sessions  2745926

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available

 

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”
-Dalai Lama

 

Fall back to your Sadhana

What is Sadhana? It’s what saved my hectic visitor filled crazy Summer! “Life is like a box of Chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” Forrest Gump was right! I had my relatives visiting with completely different lifestyle and life views, my mom’s dementia haunted my sleep, my separated parents living under the same roof….the list goes on. My Sadhana grounded and calmed my senses in the most challenging times. What is Sadhana? It is the discipline of routine spiritual practice and the surrendering of the ego through activities such as meditation, yoga, chanting or prayer. Join me this Fall to press reset and enjoy your box of chocolates. Both sweet and bitter-sweet. I love chocolates.

Gentle Core Functional Yoga (GCF)

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Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm $126/7 sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Sept 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Oct 7th, 21st, 28th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. (No class on Thanksgiving Monday Oct 14th)


Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $162/9sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes. Please note fee adjusted, all 75 mins classes are now the same rates.


Gentle Core Functional Yoga + (GCF+)

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Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm $270/9 sessions or $35/drop ins space permitting.
Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Complimentary Meditation Session October 18th 6pm-7pm for GCF+ participants
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

 

RICHMOND ARTS CENTRE:

THERAPY BALL ROLLING YOGA
September 16th-December 2nd Mondays 10:30-11:45am
$110.00/10 sessions  2745917

 

HATHA YOGA
September 16th-December 2nd Mondays 12:00-1:00pm 
$88.00/10sessions  2745925

HATHA YOGA
September 18th-Nov 27th Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm 
$94.60/11sessions  2745926

Richmond Leisure Guide Registration Link/Drop Ins Available

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”
-Dalai Lama


Summer Balancing Yin Sessions

Happy Solstice! The longer days bring us outside more and this yang energy can deplete our inner yin resource. I’ve chosen to teach less this summer to nourish my yin essence and create more balance in my life intentionally. I hope you will cherish the wisdom of the solstice and take steps to nourish yourself by slowing down as we move into the yang cycle of life.

Living Yin Yoga

Tuesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm $108/6sessions or $25/drop ins space permitting.
July 2nd, 23rd, 30th
August 6th, 13th, 20th
Please contact me for registration/wait list and sliding scale rates if unable to attend all classes.

Celebrate MMM style!

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Come to celebrate Summer and a late 2nd year of Living Yoga MMM style! Meditation and Mindful Munchies that is!

Friday June 28th 6:00pm-7:30pm

Come for meditation at 6:00pm-6:45pm or just for some mindful munchies afterwards. Bring yourself and be ready for surprises!

R.S.V.P. carineyoga@gmail.com

 

Taladya

 

Namaste! Have a Wonderful Summer!