Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, A Workshop

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With Jay Suttonbrown, E-RTY 500, YACEP

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation is the yoga of awareness and energy. Utilizing kriya, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation this powerful practice transforms stagnant habits and expand creativity and connection.

Join Jay Suttonbrown an accessible workshop to learn the basics of kriya, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation. The workshop includes a complete practice, handouts for your reference, and a 40 Day Meditation to synchronize the heart and mind.

This is an all-levels workshop, open to all interested students. 

Schedule

Friday April 27, 2019

6-8pm

Location

VIU:  900 Fifth St, Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5 Canada

Building 190, Back Room.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Self Care: Restorative Yogic Practices and Gong Meditation

Featuring Jay Suttonbrown and Benjamin Bollich

Bloom into spring with cultivated ease, softness and self-care. Utilizing the yogic technologies of Kundalini Meditation, Restorative Yoga, and Entrainment (Gong and Tibetan Bowl Meditation) you will deeply nourish, reset and restore your body, mind and spirit.

You will Enjoy:

  1. A quiet calming Restorative Yoga practice and gentle Kundalini Meditations.

  2. A Mediation Sound Bath with Gong and Tibetan Bowls, featuring the amazing Benjamin Bollich.

  3. The experience of deep rest and vibration rekindle your inner power, and resilience. Explore deep peaceful centres with yogic technology.

  4. A wonderful expression of self-care as we move into Spring.

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INVESTMENT: $60

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Jun
21
5:30 AM05:30

Summer Solstice Sadhana

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With Jay Suttonbrown, E-RTY 500, YACEP

5:30AM- 7:30AM

ZEN REVOLUTION YOGA AND SPIN, NANAIMO

Doing Sadhana in a group develops group consciousness.

"At the beginning of sadhana everyone has a different vibration. Some have traces of dreams; others are already filled with concerns for the day; and still others come with different expectations about sadhana. The more people there are, the more these individual differences balance out and create a harmony. The happiness of one person balances the sadness of another. Then the entire group finds its energy directed by the activity of the sadhana itself. If, in morning sadhana, one cannot curtail the barriers and get to Oneness, I don’t think there is any other time it can happen. All for one, and one for all. That is the principle." ~The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Enjoy the transformative work of Pranayama, a gentle Kriya, and 62 Minutes of Mantra Meditation. Experience the powerful energy of balance through Community Sadhana practice..

  • A blanket and any additional items of comfort for seated meditation is recommended.

  • Please plan to arrive around 5:20am, we will begin promptly at 5:30am.

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Sep
17
to Nov 19

The 10 Bodies of Yoga- 30 Hour Training

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 "If you understand that you are Ten Bodies, and you are aware of those Ten Bodies, and you keep them in balance, the whole Universe will be in balance with you." ~ Yogi Bhajan

The Ten Bodies

Join Jay Suttonbrown as we explore each of the 10 Bodies of Kundalini Yoga with practice, meditation and study. The 10 Bodies are holistic and consistent. They have different functions and are equally important. Nivair Singh Khalsa notes, “When you are operating successfully through these bodies, there is a paradigm of success. It is a model of human excellence.”

Come and explore your challenges and strengths through the 10 Bodies of Kundalini Yoga, and the Numerology of your birthday.

We will Explore:

  • Experience of One Body each week with appropriate Kriya sets, Mantra and Meditation.

  • The philosophy and actuality of each Body.

  • How to balance the 10 Bodies for harmonious integration.

  • Be prepared for practice and discussion.

Location:

Zen Revolution Yoga and Spin, Nanaimo

Schedule:

  • Tuesdays Mornings

  • September 17- November 26, 2019 (there is no class on November 12th)

  • 9am -Noon

Investment:

$495

Training Includes:

  • 30 Hours of Direct Training, 5 Hours Homestudy

  • Manual

  • 40 Day Meditation

  • Continuing Education Credit, Yoga Alliance verification by Manipura Yoga College      

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

Fall Kundalini Yoga Retreat

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Trust in Transformation 

Autumn is the season drawing our energies inward to support our journey through the winter months. Balance the connection of your personal power (Manipura Chakra), your infinite compassion (Anahata Chakra) and your Universal Connection (10th Gate). How do experience trust in transformation?

Join us for a weekend that weaves together the two realms— the Finite and the Infinite—into consciousness that supports the Self.

The Journey

Join Jay Suttonbrown, E-RYT 500 for a weekend of powerful intention, attention, revitalization, and self-mentoring at the Haven Retreat Centre on Gabriola Island. Move beyond habits, blocks, and patterns that no longer serve you. Experience transformative yoga, kriyas and meditations to heal and expand the heart so that disruption no longer depletes your life force energy.

The Haven Retreat Centre has been cultivating awareness, self-discovery and meditation for decades. Enjoy the sea air, the facilities and amenities, and our private retreat home within the Centre, where you can walk barefoot from your room to Sadhana (daily practice).  

Register early to avoid disappointment.

Investment

The Kundalini Fall Retreat is all-inclusive. Rates include two nights accommodation (double occupancy with private bath), sumptuous meals for vegetarians and omnivores, endless tea and coffee, and FIVE Yoga and Workshop sessions to support your journey to align your actions and intentions.

Shared Accommodation (2 people per room with a private bath): $545 per person

10 Hours CEUs with Yoga Alliance for Yoga Teachers

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Nov
7
to Nov 11

Path of Purpose: The Eight Limbs of Yoga, 50 Hour Training - Haida Gwaii

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Path of Purpose

with Jay Suttonbrown, ERYT-500, YACEAP

In this training we will explore various elements of practice, diving into what it means to lead with intention and to manifest your path through your own practice. Path of Purpose offers 50 hours of deep inquiry into the Eight Limbs of Yoga; the practices of the yamas and niyamas; yogic technology based on asana, kriya, mantra, pranayama, and meditation; and the study of the ancient sutras. In this training you will look into what it is you are devoted to in your practice and in your life, and create a toolkit of practices to share your passion with others. We'll explore within the wheel of the Eight Limbs, with moments of challenge and integration.

We will Explore:

  • The excavation of your personal practice by understanding your intention for why you practice and clarifying where you want your practice to lead you.

  • Deepening our understanding of the lineage and application of the Eightfold Path to Hatha and Kundalini practices.

  • Learn how to adapt the same postures in different ways to produce different functional effects.

  • Learn to work with the vibrational effects of the sacred sound current.

  • Explore and practice the truly integrated practice of the Eight Limbs Yoga with:

    • Kundalini Kriya: Deepen the experience with Tapas and Surrender

    • Meditation: The Journey from Pratyhar to Samadhi

    • Mantra and bhakti: Open your heart and your voice in a practice of devotion, surrender, and offering.

    • Asana & alignment: Come to the physical practice as a means to awakening, liberation, and compassion.

    • Pranayama: Connect with breath and the subtle body to nourish your life force

  • Ethics: Get real with the yamas and niyamas, which are tools for an integrated life

  • Find your voice: Work with others to apply what you are learning to your teaching, sharing and practice. 

This course is open to both yoga practitioners and Yoga Teachers. Those Teachers who complete the training will be eligible for 50 hours of Yoga Alliance Credit.

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Location

Sun Studio, Haida Gwaii

Schedule

November 7-11, 2019

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  • Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm

  • Friday 7:30am-5:00pm

  • Saturday 11:30am-7:30am

  • Sunday 7:30am-5:00pm

  • Monday 6am-3:00pm (Holiday Monday)

Includes

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  • Manual

  • 50 hours of Instruction

  • Community Sadhana

  • 50 Hours of Continuing Educations Units with Yoga Alliance (for Yoga Teachers)

Investment

Tuition: $1100, Early-bird rate of $879 until September 3rd.

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Jan
10
to Apr 5

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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2019 PROGRAM IS FULL

Dates for 2020: January - April 2020

Experience the powerful awareness technology of Kundalini Yoga balanced with the expansive alignment knowledge of Hatha.

The Manipura Yoga School Teacher Training program offers a unique blend of Hatha and Kundalini yoga. This is the place for transformative, enriched Teacher Training.

Schedule

Two Weekends and One Wednesday evening per month

Lifestyles Yoga Studio, Nanaimo

  • January 10-12 & January 17-19

  • February 7-9 & February 21-23

  • March 6-8 & March 27-29

  • April 3-5

    • Fridays 6:30-10pm

    • Saturdays 11:30am-7:30pm

    • Sundays 10:30am-6:30pm

Wednesdays

  • January 15th, February 5th, March 11th & April 1st

    • 6:30pm-10:00pm

Plus Assignments, Observations, Practicums and Assessments as assigned by the program.

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Mar
3
6:00 AM06:00

Community Sadhana

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With Jay Suttonbrown, E-RTY 500, YACEP

6:00AM-8:00AM

LIFESTYLES YOGA STUDIO, NANAIMO

Doing Sadhana in a group develops group consciousness.

"At the beginning of sadhana everyone has a different vibration. Some have traces of dreams; others are already filled with concerns for the day; and still others come with different expectations about sadhana. The more people there are, the more these individual differences balance out and create a harmony. The happiness of one person balances the sadness of another. Then the entire group finds its energy directed by the activity of the sadhana itself. If, in morning sadhana, one cannot curtail the barriers and get to Oneness, I don’t think there is any other time it can happen. All for one, and one for all. That is the principle." ~The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Enjoy the transformative work of Pranayama, a gentle Kriya, and 62 Minutes of Mantra Meditation. Experience the powerful energy of balance through Community Sadhana practice..

  • A blanket and any additional items of comfort for seated meditation is recommended.

  • Please plan to arrive around 5:50am, we will begin promptly at 6am.

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Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Power of Naad and the Sacred Sound Current

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5 Hours Continuing Education Credits (Yoga Alliance)

Sunday February 17th

1-5pm

Lifestyles Yoga Studio, Nanaimo

The Universe is made up of vibration and sound. They are potent tools in maintaining and creating our sense of well-being, and can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit.

"Naad means “the essence of all sound,” the vibrational harmony of the Infinite. Naad Yoga is based on the experience of how sound vibrations affect the body, mind, and spirit...It’s as if mantra and breath are the conductors of a symphony and you are the composer. You can change the notes of the symphony, to create chords of happiness, sadness, vitality, or calmness. This capacity is inherent in our design and requires no special drug or belief. This process of creation exists because every one of our molecules is in communication with every cell and thought. The power of mantra uses sound, breath, and rhythm to command our mind, brain, emotions, body, and actions." ~ Excerpts from The Aquarian Teacher Level 1 Training Manual

We will Explore:

  1. Experience the sacred sound current through mantra, breath and rhythm.

  2. Learn Meditations to support your nervous system, and "change the channel" of self-defeating patterns.

  3. Learn the philosophy of naad, laya and shuniya.

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Jan
11
6:45 PM18:45

COMING SOON: Yoga 101 Foundational Practices

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Hatha Foundations Series with Jay Suttonbrown, E-RYT 500

Do you have questions about poses and postures that you never seem to "get"? Have certain poses become "stale"? In this UNIQUE WORKSHOP series, we will work through the physical and energetic mechanics in depth.

Each participant will receive individual attention in co-creating the best shapes for their bodies, and the opportunity to learn from the group experience about postures in a whole new way.

This is for all levels, all bodies, all abilities! Jay creates a WARM, SAFE SPACE to explore. No pose is too basic. LET'S re-open our beginner's mind.

Maximum of 15 students to ensure individual support. Register early to avoid disappointment.

  • 8 Weeks (April 18- June 6); Thursdays evenings 6:45pm-8pm

    • Seated Postures

    • Standing Postures

    • Working with Balance

  • Location: Lifestyles Yoga Studio

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Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

New Year: Shine Your Light, A Manifestation Workshop

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With Jay Suttonbrown and Amber Baran-Tulett

The symbolism of moving through New Year is a movement from the darkest day of the year, and a return to the light. Join us for this very special workshop to clear any lingering “debris” of 2018 and launch move into your powerful light. Open up to deep listening with specific meditations that will quiet the fear and illuminate your inner wisdom. Come and experience the expansiveness of your intuition and allow this deep wisdom to guide you in your vision, intention and manifestation for 2019.

 Saturday January 5th; 12pm-5pm

Investment: $60

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Contact Ocean Mountain Yoga Studio directly.

We will explore:

  • A beautiful Opening Circle and Hatha Yoga practice with Amber Baran-Tulett to bring the mind/body into alignment and balance.

  • Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Jay Suttonbrown specifically for clearing and intuition.

  • We will dive into the 5TH/6TH chakra system, a process of Clearing to Manifest.

    • Listening: learning to hear the softness of intuition over the noise of fear

    • Gratitude: thanking and releasing past lessons

    • Voice: clear the path Empowerment: energize to manifest big in 2019

    • Creating a Manifestation Journal for 2019

    • Receive A 40 Day Meditation to bring transform determination into devotion. (We will offer a Facebook group to support you through your journey).

      Bring your Presence into the present, and manifest your light.

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

Meditation, Mantra and the Mind

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Jay Suttonbrown, EYRT-500, RPYT, YACEP

Meditation, Mantra and the Mind

15 Hours Continuing Education Credits (Yoga Alliance)

"Kundalini Yoga is uncoiling yourself to find your potential and your vitality and to reach for your virtues. There is nothing from outside. Try to understand that. All is in you. Your are the storehouse of your totality." ~ Yogi Bhajan

November 9-11th

  • Friday 6:30pm-10:00pm

  • Saturday and Sunday Noon-5pm

LIFESTYLES YOGA STUDIO, NANAIMO

We will Explore:

  1. Our attachments to our habits, and how they may serve or disservice our life path.

  2. Learn Meditations to cultivate mindfulness.

  3. Learn Meditations to balance the Mind, and calm the nervous system in our fast-paced, information loaded world.

  4. Learn:

    1. Shuniya - the zero point, moving to merge.

    2. Sadhana, Aradhana and Prabhupati: The Stages of Daily Practice

    3. Sadhana: the Ultimate Approach to Change

    4. Meditating with Silent Awareness or with Mantra

    5. Meditation: The Art of Breaking Habits

Investment

TUITION $195

Training Includes:

  • 14 Hours of Direct Training, 1 Hour Homestudy

  • 40 Day Meditation

  • 15 Continuing Education Credits, Yoga Alliance verification by Manipura Yoga College

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Sep
11
to Nov 13

The Chakra System: Foundations in Practice

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Jay Suttonbrown, EYRT-500, RPYT, YACEP

The Chakra System: Foundations in Practice

30 Hours Continuing Education Credits (Yoga Alliance)

WEEKDAYS: TUESDAYS 9AM-12:00PM

September 11 - November 13th, 2018

Zen Revolution Yoga Studio, Nanaimo

The essential job for every person on the planet is to activate the spiritual power within them. This fundamental process is known to the yogis as Kundalini.

Many of us often misunderstand the Kundalini process. Simply put, it is the requirement for all who wish to experience supreme love, boundless radiance, and true prosperity.

We will Explore:

  1. Personal transformation and deepening the core yogic practices of consciousness.

  2. Learn the Chakra system in depth by experiencing your relationship to the energy centres.
  3. We will deepen our understanding the integrated relationship of the Chakras, Meditation, Kriya and Mantra (Naad).

TUITION $495

Training Includes:

  • 30 Hours of Direct Training, 5 Hours Homestudy
  • Manual
  • 40 Day Meditation
  • Continuing Education Credit, Yoga Alliance verification by Manipura Yoga College           
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Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Free Training Meet & Greet

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Ready to Transform Your Year?

Did you know we offer Advanced Training Modules on Vancouver Island that lead to your RYT 500?  Did you know you could take these modules over several years, as your schedule, interest, and budget allow? Join us to discover what Manipura Yoga College can offer YOU. The Manipura mission is superior accessible training opportunities right here on the island. This free information session may just transform your year.

This is zero pressure information night geared to serve the needs of Yoga Teachers.

 Children are welcome to attend.

You will get an opportunity to:

  • Meet our amazing Lead Trainers
  • Discover the variety Training Modules offered 
  • Ask questions 
  • Sip tea and enjoy nibbles.

BONUS: Any attendee that registers for a 2018 Training Module will have their 300 Hour College Registration fees WAIVED..

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Jan
5
to Jan 26

Meditation Workshop Series

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What part of your mind resists meditation? What part of your mind loves it?

How do you develop the habit of following your higher nature?

Do what you need to do so you can do what you want to do?

Creating the conditions for higher self is not always easy. That is the practice. Join Jay to learn powerful meditation practices to connect, cultivate, and expand your connection to infinity, your limitlessness and the experience of BEING YOU.

  • Friday Mornings in January
  • 6:30am-7:30am
  • Lifestyles in Nanaimo
  • $55
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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

The Grounding Power of the Root - Releasing Fears with Kundalini Yoga

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With Jay Suttonbrown, E-RYT 500

Being completely present with yourself can be hard to do. We can go through great lengths to be numb ourselves from this feeling on a daily basis through our choices, and most especially our thoughts. Being in this world is having both feet rooted in the ground while having the human experience. Being grounded also makes you committed to your path and helps put into action that which you see from the higher centers.

When we are grounded we are more able to do the big emotional work of acceptance.”  Gurmukh

“The barriers to change lay deep in the subconscious and are not easy to access with your rational, thinking mind. These blocks can be released through the chakra balancing practices of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.” Gloria Latham

“Acceptance is the opposite of judgement.” Jay Suttonbrown

Join Jay Suttonbrown, E-RYT 500 for a powerful workshop designed to awaken your power and potential with Kundalini Yoga. Hosted by Jan Norman Yoga, come and discover how to source the gifts of the first chakra, and surrender the shadow aspects as we clear blocks related to fear, worthiness and lack. This workshop is sure to leave you with clarity, insight, and will empower your possibilities.

  • Date: Saturday October 28th, 2017
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Place: Cherry Creek Community Centre, Port Alberni
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