Is 2018 your year to become a certified Yoga Teacher? 

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Here are our top 5 reasons why this training may be just right for you. 

  • Yoga Teacher Training teaches you safe and inspiring practices for optimising your physical, emotional and mental health
  • Our Yoga Teacher Training equips you with tools and skills to teach what you love, from your heart, with confidence and authenticity!
  • This training offers you 7 weekend immersions that are like mini retreats for your whole being!
  • What sets apart our training is a creative and empowering approach to your yoga journey. We believe that yoga teachers are not meant to be cookie cutters. We hold a space to discover and reveal YOUR yoga, and empower you with skills to bring it to life.
  • We love community, and we believe that we all learn from one another. Your sangha of fellow trainees will likely become your lasting friends and you may even find your relationships outside of the training strengthen and deepen as you practice skills of conscious communication. Yoga = Union!
Dive in with us, be transformed and emerge ready to contribute with more meaning, to the world!

Apply NOW ! Early Bird pricing is available until January 10. That is only a few days away! Even if you choose a payment plan, you will still receive the discount with acceptance into the program, and a deposit.

Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training is known for its empowerment, creativity and life changing potential. 7 weekends in total, with payment plans available. Check out what our 2015 grads have to say here, and follow the YouTube prompt to watch 2014 grad testimonials. 2016-2017 video is coming soon!

 

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Welcoming Winter

It has finally arrived, the brisk air and the winter wonderland of snow. As we move towards the Winter Solstice, we continue to dive in to the depths of the dark time of the year. The long nights and the shift in weather can bring a deep need for self care as our beings adjust. For some of us, the winter brings a welcomed time of winter play and coziness, and for some, it can be a difficult time in navigating the changes in weather and less sunlight. I feel such a calling to honour the darkness at this time of year, in really acknowledging the deeper mysteries and layers of the self. This solstice, as we start to welcome the return of the light, may it be a time for deep honouring and accepting of ourselves. Lots of love out to any of you who find this time of year difficult.For me, the ritual of lighting a candle is powerful, in seeing and feeling the light that we can cultivate even in the dark times. I recall, as a child, attending candle light service at the local church on Christmas eve, and it is also a tradition to light ice candles in the cemetery where my mother has her stone. The feeling of light twinkling in the snow captures the essence of this time of year for me. Remember, we are beings of light and dark, and we have the capacity to bring balance to our selves in being with whatever is present, and cultivating the tools and inner resources that support wellness.

This season, consider joining us at Peterborough Living Yoga for a variety of weekly classes in many styles of Yoga, workshops and events, and registered series options. Thank you for reading, and much love to all!
~Tiina Kivinen


Holiday Schedule

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Holiday Schedule , Dec 27 2017 – Jan 5 2018

Wednesday Dec 27
10 – 11:15 am Gentle Flow Yoga – Angella
7:30 – 8:45pm Restorative Yoga – Angella

Thursday Dec 28
5:30 – 6:45pm Hatha Flow Yoga – Laura

Friday Dec 29
5:30 – 6:30pm Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga– Kay’la

Tuesday Jan 2 
7 – 8:30pm Whole Peace Hatha Yoga – Fraser

Wednesday Jan 3
10 -11:15 am Gentle Flow Yoga – Angella
7:30 – 8:45pm Restorative Yoga– Angella

Thursday Jan 4
5:30 – 6:45pm Hatha Flow Yoga – Laura

Friday Jan 5
5:30 – 6:30pm Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga– Fraser

 

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Heart of Practice Yoga Retreat is coming up soon! 

with Tiina Kivinen and friends

 Lotus Heart Retreat Centre in Brighton, ON.

Dates: Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2017

Regular Price: $420 +HST
Private Room Price:
$470 +HST

Join us for a weekend immersion in the heart of practice. Located at the beautiful and tranquil Lotus Heart Retreat Centre, less than an hour from Peterborough in the Brighton area, this retreat is for those with all levels of experience with yoga. If you feel a calling to deepen your practice, or if a weekend retreat would nourish your being, we would be honoured to have you. When we tap into the heart of our practice, we have potential to bring a felt sense of the infinite, into our bodies, minds and hearts. Through Bhakti Yoga, chanting, yoga classes, meditations, deep restoration/ Yoga Nidra, live music, and expressive arts, we create space for wisdom, clarity, and spirit to emerge from our own depths. Community forms as we connect and create, self care deepens with a focus on contemplation and meditation, and the heart brightens with music, chanting, movement, and expression.

The weekend will include

  • 2 nights stay in a lovely retreat centre, private and shared accommodation
  • Delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals, incredibly healthy and tasty!
  • Inspired Yoga and meditation classes and workshops for deepening your practice, including Live Music Yoga and Kirtan
  • Spacious time to enjoy nature trails and cozy retreat centre

CONTACT US for more info.

REGISTER HERE

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We want to thank you….

for being a part of our Living Yoga community! We would not exist in downtown Peterborough without your support in attending our events, workshops, classes, holistic treatments and retreats. To express our gratitude, we are putting our 10 Class Series, Unlimited, gift certificates, and Relaxation Massage treatments on sale at Om for the Holidays Market and Open House.

Join us Saturday Nov 18, 12 – 4pm for the Market and Open House, and 4:15 – 5:30pm for a by donation Temple Yoga class with live music!

Come and explore unique gift ideas… including homemade salves and body butters, essential oils and aromatherapy, beautiful knitted wares, homemade journals, eye pillows, crystal malas, jewellery, beeswax candles and and so much more…

Peterborough Living Yoga Gift Certificates


Blessed Beadery Canada


Junkiri


Sweet Flowering Yoga and Wellness


Beeswax Candles by Allie


Green Street


Lunar Blessings


Love, Lilith


….and we will have a glorious raffle prize featuring gifts from our diverse and creative vendors!


Heart of Practice Yoga Retreat

Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2017
A few spots left! Book now!


Some words from past retreat participants…
I made so many connections and made new friends that I already cherish. It is through your leadership Tiina, that we are all able to explore,inquire, and experience, within your loving and caring guidance.

Thanks for leading a lovely weekend retreat with just the right balance!  It was the perfect amount of active yoga practice and still meditation,  introspection and community, indoor and outdoor activities.  And the food was stellar!  They accommodated my food restrictions way beyond my expectations.

I came away feeling happy, inspired, and optimistic about embracing yoga as a lifestyle. I feel the benefits from that weekend are long lasting – I am surprised that I still feel them nearly 2 weeks later!

Tiina ran the most synergistic weekend anyone could ask for. The classes, meditation, Yoga Nidra, nature walks and Kirtan were all offered in a way that made one feel excited to join but never pressured. My favourite parts were all of the wonderful activities offered and of course the FOOD!!!! The amazing food!!! It was so nourishing and healthy, yet fulfilling and beyond delicious. I really did love this experience it was everything I needed to feel like a new person when I got home.

CONTACT US for more info. REGISTER HERE



Register Here!


If you are feeling the call to dive into the transformative tradition of Yoga, please be in touch, and apply for our 2018 training! Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training is known for its empowerment, creativity and life changing potential. Weekend format, with payment plans available. Check out what our 2015 grads have to say here, and follow the YouTube prompt to watch 2014 grad testimonials. 2016 video is coming soon!
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to deepen your practice, and become empowered to share your gifts with others. We are now accepting applications for the upcoming 2018 training, apply now.

https://youtu.be/Ia4NlK2KUsg

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Heart of Practice Yoga Retreat

Early Bird Price extended until Friday Nov 3rd! Register Here

We only have a couple of private rooms left!  We have plenty of shared accommodations available, and you are welcome to choose your roommates if you like!

Some words from past retreat participants…
I made so many connections and made new friends that I already cherish. It is through your leadership Tiina, that we are all able to explore,inquire, and experience, within your loving and caring guidance.

Thanks for leading a lovely weekend retreat with just the right balance!  It was the perfect amount of active yoga practice and still meditation,  introspection and community, indoor and outdoor activities.  And the food was stellar!  They accommodated my food restrictions way beyond my expectations.

I came away feeling happy, inspired, and optimistic about embracing yoga as a lifestyle. I feel the benefits from that weekend are long lasting – I am surprised that I still feel them nearly 2 weeks later!

Tiina ran the most synergistic weekend anyone could ask for. The classes, meditation, Yoga Nidra, nature walks and Kirtan were all offered in a way that made one feel excited to join but never pressured. My favourite parts were all of the wonderful activities offered and of course the FOOD!!!! The amazing food!!! It was so nourishing and healthy, yet fulfilling and beyond delicious. I really did love this experience it was everything I needed to feel like a new person when I got home.


Heart of Practice Retreat with Tiina Kivinen, Fraser Mcdonald and friends of Peterborough Living Yoga

*We are currently planning the retreat co facilitated by Tiina and Fraser, and in the event that Fraser stays in retreat a little longer in Portugal, we will have Tiina as primary facilitator, with friends. We will update as soon as it is confirmed. 

 Lotus Heart Retreat Centre in Brighton, ON.

Dates: Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2017

Early Bird Price (extended to Friday Nov 3rd): $385 + HST
Regular Price: $420 +HST
*Private rooms are available for a fee of $25 / night. Private rooms have shared bathrooms, shared rooms have private bathrooms.

Join us for a weekend immersion in the heart of practice. Located at the beautiful and tranquil Lotus Heart Retreat Centre, less than an hour from Peterborough in the Brighton area, this retreat is for those with all levels of experience with yoga. If you feel a calling to deepen your practice, or if a weekend retreat would nourish your being, we would be honoured to have you. When we tap into the heart of our practice, we have potential to bring a felt sense of the infinite, into our bodies, minds and hearts. Through Bhakti Yoga, chanting, yoga classes, meditations, deep restoration/ Yoga Nidra, live music, and expressive arts, we create space for wisdom, clarity, and spirit to emerge from our own depths. Community forms as we connect and create, self care deepens with a focus on contemplation and meditation, and the heart brightens with music, chanting, movement, and expression.

The weekend will include

  • 2 nights stay in a lovely retreat centre, private and shared accommodation
  • Delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals, incredibly healthy and tasty!
  • Inspired Yoga and meditation classes and workshops for deepening your practice, including Live Music Yoga and Kirtan
  • Spacious time to enjoy nature trails and cozy retreat centre

CONTACT US for more info. REGISTER HERE



Autumns Abundance Unlimited Yoga
There is still time to register for 2 Months of Unlimited Yoga! (Includes most of our registered series, including Deepening Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork, Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga, Chakra Esssentials, and Whole Peace Hatha, as well as the rest of our weekly schedule). Unlimited Yoga is perfect for those of you who love to (or aspire to!) come to more than one class per week. If one class/ per week is more possible for you, the Studio 10 Class Series is your best bet! If you can make it to more than one class/ week, our Unlimited Yoga memberships are an amazing deal!


If you are feeling the call to dive into the transformative tradition of Yoga, please be in touch, and apply for our 2018 training! Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training is known for its empowerment, creativity and life changing potential. Weekend format, with payment plans available. Check out what our 2015 grads have to say here, and follow the YouTube prompt to watch 2014 grad testimonials. 2016 video is coming soon!

https://youtu.be/Ia4NlK2KUsg


Book online here to receive Relaxation Massage! Soon we will be offer Cranial Sacral treatments with Fraser Mcdonald, more info is coming soon!
Are you a Holistic Practitioner? We have our lovely Treatment Rooms for rent, part time options for affordable prices! Contact us for a viewing!

Save the Date!

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Om for the Holidays

Yogi Market, Open House and Temple Yoga Class


 
Saturday, November 18
By Donatio
n Yoga Class: 4 – 5:30pm
Open House and Holiday Market: 12 – 4pm

Join us for our 2nd annual Holiday Market, Celebration, and Open House! Temple Yoga Class, featuring a Mela of PLY teachers offering a balanced Yoga flow, live music, Reiki/ Massage, and Aromatherapy.

Gift certificates available, as well as sales on Yoga and Massage, yummy treats, and a variety of gifts for sale from our creative community! More info on vendors coming soon.

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Sacred Sound Journey this weekend!

with Rebecca White Raven and Kevin Guerette, special guests from Ottawa

Date and Time: Sunday, October 15, 1 – 2:30pm
Price
: $25 + hst

A beautiful and meditative sound experience is coming to the Peterborough community again.  Rebecca and Kevin will provide a sacred soundscape using crystal singing bowls and many other sweet sound healing instruments to help guide us into alignment and allow our inner light to shine.

The evening will start with introductions and group toning of the sacred sound OM. This will help everyone become fully present and centered. We will then relax and release into an intuitive and Spirit directed soundscape of vocals, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, frame drums, shakers and rattles, cedar flute, tingshaws, steel tongue drum, gongs and more. Experience deep relaxation and dream with the sweet sounds, adding your own voice if you feel called to. We will close with magical french chimes, like floating through a forest of fairies. It will be so lovely and I hope you join us!

More about Rebecca:
rebeccawhiteraven.wordpress.com

REGISTER HERE

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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Enjoy the harvest time and family celebrations of Thanksgiving this weekend! We will have NO classes on Sunday and Monday this week, October 8 and 9th.

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Full Moon Gratitude Temple

Date and Time: Friday, October 6, 7-8:30pm

Price
: $20+ HST preregister

$25 + HST at the door if there is space

Temple Yoga is a synergy of the many offerings that our PLY community specializes in. Amplified by the energy of a full Moon, and anchored in the practice of gratitude, this class will incorporate live mantra music, aromatherapy, and Reiki/ massage, in an levels yoga flow co facilitated by our living yoga community of teachers.

~This class is a fundraiser, your registration fee will be going towards a fund for supporting PLY’s future in this community~