Soft Re opening at Living Yoga

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For now, we are doing a ‘soft reopening’… with continued online classes and a few in person special events!

Full Moon Restorative Yoga and Sound

Join Tiina Kivinen and Nicole Laureen for this evening of restorative sound magic. Restorative yoga draws upon the healing force of deep relaxation, using gentle and supported yoga postures, guided meditation and relaxation. While you rest and relax, you will receive the healing vibration of sound, with alchemy crystal singing bowls, gong, chimes, rattles, and angelic song channeling. When created with focused intention, the power of sound vibrations are profoundly healing for the human body, mind, and spirit, bringing your experience of restorative yoga to a new level of depth. Spaces are limited, registration only.

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Restorative Magic and Yoga Nidra

with Tiina Kivinen and Laura Dunford

Date and Time: Sunday, March 7, 2 – 3:30pm

Price:$45 + HST

Join Tiina Kivinen and Laura Dunford for Restorative Magic and Yoga Nidra. This session will begin with Restorative Yoga, gentle, relaxation based yoga poses using plenty of props for support and ease. Restorative Yoga supports the release of tension, balancing of the nervous system, and meditative stillness. We will bring in all the delicacies of optional aromatherapy, sacred sound and poetry. Then, we journey from the stillness and ease of Restorative Yoga into a Yoga Nidra, ‘transformational yogic sleep’ practice. Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of regenerative healing, through which you are guided into a state of deep rest. Yoga Nidra is an effortless meditation, all you have to do is relax in a very supported and comfortable position, listening to the voice of the guide, and be carried on a inward journey into the deepest states of healing and transformation. Yoga Nidra is known for its therapeutic benefits, in supporting the nervous system, enhancing sleep, and accessing inner wisdom through the subconscious and unconscious layers of the self. Tiina Kivinen and Lauretta Dunford are both passionate and experienced Restorative Yoga guides, both certified in Yoga Nidra as well.

*Covid precautions will be followed, including enhanced cleaning and physical distancing. Masks are worn when coming and going and moving about the space. Please bring your own Yoga props (mat, bolster, pillow, blanket, eye covering), however we will have some available if needed.

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Chakra Bliss Aromatherapy Restorative Yoga

with Tiina Kivinen and Angella Windrem

During the Covid 19 Pandemic, we will be guiding this class following physical distancing and avoiding touch. We still have many ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. If we do come closer to you than 6 feet, (for example as we spritz aromatherapy around the room), we will wear a mask.

Join Tiina and Angella for a restorative style yoga class integrating a journey through the Chakras (energy centres in the physical/emotional/ energetic body), using aromatherapy essential oils to deepen and enhance the exploration. We carefully choose yoga postures and essential oils that correspond with each Chakra to carry you through a journey of self inquiry, deep rest, and healing. Essential oils have the potential to deepen your focus and enhance your awareness through the yoga experience, with the added benefit of the healing qualities of each aroma. No experience is needed, all are welcome, unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to essential oils.

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Feb/ March Online Classes

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This is the new online schedule, starting February 22 and running for 6 weeks. Thank you for your support and presence. 
Online Class Schedule – Classes on Zoom 
this is the new online schedule, starting February  22 and running for 6 weeks. Thank you for your support and presence. 
Online Class Schedule – Classes on Zoom 
Option to register for the 6 week session, drop in to any class, or register for the 6 Week Unlimited Access
Mondays, February 22 – March 29,  7 – 8:15pm: Prana Flow and Restore Yoga
Tuesday 10 -11:15am: Prana Flow and Restore Yoga (this class may be streamed from Lakefield United Church in person class – details to follow)

Wednesdays February 24 – March 31, 10 – 11:15am : Gentle Flow and Restore Yoga

Thursdays February 25 – April 1, 7 – 8:15pm: Gentle Flow and Restore Yoga

Price:

6 week session of each class  – $96 + HST

Drop In  – $18 + HST

6 week unlimited access to classes  – $200 + HST – (includes web access to recordings of classes)

After you register, I will send you the Zoom link, but please register no later than 15min before class so I have time to send the link over to you! 

Prana Flow and Restore Yoga is a balanced class that integrates movement and stillness. Flowing, creative sequences of postures awaken ‘prana’ – life energy, cultivate gentle strength, mobility and flexibility, as meditation in motion. From flow, we move into a deeper stillness with slow stretches and gentle, restorative postures. Gentle Flow and Restore Yoga is a similar class, with more emphasis on restful postures.

All classes include meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and wisdom teachings. Classes cultivate connection with inner wisdom, intuition, vital energy, while supporting a balanced and nourished central nervous system and relaxed awareness. All levels of experience are welcome. Participate from the comfort of your home, with your video on or off.

This online series presents an opportunity for you bring the discipline of self care into this lockdown time. Without a physical yoga studio, we have the potential to deepen the inner space that we settle into through presence, the inner sanctuary. Other members of your household are welcome to join, without registration.

~Thank you for your support, and I look forward to supporting you! ~

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In person classes this winter are on hold. Stay tuned for re opening details and see Workshops and Events for our soft launch of in person events!

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Full Moon Flow and Restore

Class on Zoom with Tiina Kivinen

Date and Time: Monday, December 28, 7 – 8:15pm

Price:$15 + HST

Join Tiina online on ZOOM, for a sweet yoga flow from the comfort of your own home, for the final FULL MOON of 2020.

*Before the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. All you need is a mobile device or computer with internet connection. Yoga mat and blanket are encouraged. Participants will mute when we start, and cameras are always optional.

Prana Flow and Restore Yoga is a balanced class, that integrates movement and stillness. Flowing, creative sequences of postures awaken ‘prana’ – life energy, cultivate strength, mobility, and flexibility, as meditation in motion. From this focus on creative flow,  we move into a deeper stillness with slow stretches and gentle, restorative postures. We include meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and wisdom teachings. This class cultivates connection with inner wisdom, intuition, vital energy, while supporting a balanced and nourished central nervous system and relaxed awareness.

When the moon is full, we can draw upon the extra energy and light, to bring a heightened awareness and a connection with natural cycles. We are guided by nature, to illuminate our bodies, minds and hearts.

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Winter Solstice Yoga: Honouring the Darkness and Welcoming the Light (ONLINE)

Class on Zoom with Tiina Kivinen

Date and Time: Monday, December 21, 7 – 8:30pm

Price:$15 + HST

This year’s Winter Solstice falls on Monday, December 21. To honour and bring ritual to this very sacred time, I am offering a Zoom Yoga class that you can participate in from the comfort and coziness of your own home.

In the northern hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the longest night/ hours of darkness, as one of the earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the sun. For millenia, cultures around the world have brought ceremony to this time, in honouring the darkness, the powerful transition between seasons, and the rebirth of the sun. There is much to honour and embrace in the healing darkness of the night, the power of regeneration, deep rest and the magic of the dreamworld. From the darkness, we emerge into the light of a new day, a new season, with the promise of rebirth after this time of winters rest and gestation. This class offers an opportunity to bring ritual to this time, bringing Yoga, meditation, self reflection, journaling and intention to this sacred time. A gentle flow, ending with a prolonged relaxation/  mini nidra savasana, and some time for self reflection. All abilities are welcome!

You will need an internet connection and device (computer, phone or tablet), some space and time for quiet reflection and practice, yoga mat, blanket and pillow, journal, a candle, and anything else that brings a feeling of ceremony for you. (altar items, smudge, essential oils etc). Participants will mute during class, and cameras are optional. Pajamas encouraged!

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Restorative Yoga and Sound with Tiina Kivinen and Nicole Laureen

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Date and Time: Sunday, December 20, 7 – 8:15pm

Price: $45 + HST

Join Tiina Kivinen and Nicole Laureen for this evening of restorative sound magic. Restorative yoga draws upon the healing force of deep relaxation, using gentle and supported yoga postures, guided meditation and relaxation. While you rest and relax, you will receive the healing vibration of sound, with alchemy crystal singing bowls, gong, chimes, rattles, and angelic song channeling. When created with focused intention, the power of sound vibrations are profoundly healing for the human body, mind, and spirit, bringing your experience of restorative yoga to a new level of depth. Spaces are limited, registration only.

REGISTER HERE

See more Workshops and Events here!

Restoring Balance: 6 Week Online Meditation Series

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This 6 week meditation course is open to all levels of practitioners, from absolute beginners to more seasoned meditators. Each video offers techniques to support mindfulness, relaxation, and presence, with compassionate and user friendly guidance.  All you need is an internet connection, and some uninterrupted time and space to tune in. Best listened to through headphones if possible.  Start anytime!

As we navigate the changes and challenges in the word and in our lives, meditation provides an opportunity to integrate lessons and rejuvenate a tired mind and overstimulated nervous system. When we slow down in body and in mind, we can access inner peace, spaciousness, and freedom.

*Tiina Kivinen is a Yoga guide and relaxation artist. She is the director of Peterborough Living Yoga and teaches Yoga Teacher Trainings, workshops and retreats in Ontario Canada and Costa Rica. She has been teaching and exploring many diverse approaches and styles of yoga for the past 16 years, and is currently inspired by the power of relaxation practices in restoring balance and regulating the nervous system, specializing in empowering and inspiring Yoga for all levels, Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), and Hypnotherapy.

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Space for Rent and Upcoming Classes

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The pandemic has taken its toll on many small businesses, including our own Peterborough Living Yoga. This space has been a sanctuary and a fertile ground for many transformations. With much contemplation, we have decided to stay the course and give re opening a try, with some registered classes and workshops.  As well, with a shift in teacher availability, we have quite a bit of empty space, some evenings, many daytimes and weekends. So, we are calling out to any yoga teachers or wellness practitioner who are looking for a space to teach in (physical distancing fits about 8 for yoga). Finding renters is a key part of making this re opening plan possible, financially. Contact us if you are interested!

Covid 19 Pandemic Precautions and the Way Forward – Classes Starting Soon

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Your safety and well being is our priority. We understand how important Yoga practices are for supporting stress resilience, immune function, community, and over all wellness, and so we are moving forward in the following way…

*We are limiting class numbers to ensure physical distancing, therefore we are no longer offering 10 Class Series or Unlimited, only Registered Series, and Workshops.  If you had a membership with us that was active when the studio closed, please contact us to discuss your options.

*If you are sick or have any Covid 19 symptoms, have traveled to high risk areas, or have been exposed to the virus, please stay at home.

*Bring your own props Yoga mat(s), blanket, and anything else that you prefer for practice, including a full water bottle. Our props are available if needed, and will be either sanitized or quarantined after use, but we encourage you to bring your own.

*The studio will be cleaned and sanitized often.

*We are increasing time in between classes to ensure physical distancing and adequate time for cleaning.

*Masks are worn as you enter and leave, or move about the space, (Unless you are exempt). When you settle on your mat, you may remove it.

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As Ontario enters Stage 3, we are now technically allowed to reopen. As excited as we are to see you, we will be taking it slow in order to integrate best practices. In the spirit of yoga, not rushing and moving mindfully…and with heart.

It has been a potent time, with so much learning and deepening. Stepping away from the day to day has brought much to the surface that needs to integrate. I am looking forward to re connecting soon at the studio, and in the mean time, will have more outdoor yoga classes this summer. Locations of Peterborough, Lakefield, and Marmora, at pop up dates and times. Contact us for more information.

If you are a yoga teacher or holistic guide looking for space for your next offerings, do let me know, as the space will be available for renters before we officially open as Peterborugh Living Yoga.

~ much love, and I leave you with this quote from the book I am taking to read by the lake on my holiday this week!

Tiina

“Many myths tell us that we will find ourselves, from time to time, alone and separated from all that is familiar. How we use these times will affect the richness of our return. We can come back to the world thickened, deepened, and opened by our time in silence and solitude. Those who undertake the full journey into their grief come back carrying medicine for the world”
(Francis Weller, ‘Wild Edge of Sorrow’)

Support for you during Covid 19 pandemic

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Yoga for Resilience; 5 Elements ONLINE Course

with Tiina Kivinen

Sign up anytime here!

5 weeks, 5 Online Yoga Class videos, 5 Recorded Meditations or Yoga Nidras, plus extra content for self inquiry and resilience, join anytime.

This online course is intended to support you during this time of stress and uncertainty, with the Covid 19 Pandemic. We are all facing changes and challenges, and this can be difficult to navigate. Yoga and meditation offer support for the mind, body, and nervous system during times of stress. Techniques and practices from the yoga tradition can be integrated into your day to day, to support wellness for all levels of your being (mind, body, emotions, spirit). As well, as the world is changing, we have the potential to catalyze healthy changes in our inner and outer worlds. We are being called upon to source inner resilience, which is a natural part of who we are.

We, and our planet, are made up of the 5 Elements, and each element has much to teach us about our natural resilience. This course will consist of 5 weeks, each week you will receive an online Yoga Practice (gentle to moderate, all levels), which includes postures, meditation, relaxation and breath connection, as well as an online guided Meditation or Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep relaxation meditation), as well as other tips and practices for self inquiry and resilience. The 5 Elements provide the map for this inquiry. The online format allows you to practice at home and create new routines and rhythms. You can start this course anytime!

Earth – Ground and Stabilize

Water – Flow and Adapt

Fire – Transform and Regenerate

Air – Expand and Open

Spirit  – Trust and Surrender