Friday, May 31st

Easy Chill Vibes*

Teacher: MC Yogi
Date & Time: Friday, May 31st at 7:00PM
Location: Aberdeen Pavilion

In this laid-back vinyasa yoga class, we’ll slow things down so we can really drop in and enjoy the moment. If you’re looking for a way to recharge, reconnect, refresh and reset, this class is the perfect remedy. Set to original tracks of super chill songs, MC YOGI will guide you into a deep state of ease and grace, stillness and peace.

Yoga Class at 7PM.
Drinks and tapas will be served after class.
*Must have Presence VIP Pass to attend this class*


Saturday, June 1st

Super Yogi Blast Off with MC Yogi

Teacher: MC Yogi
Time: 4:45PM – 6:00PM
Location: Great Lawn

Be inspired, uplifted and fully activated in this fun, joy filled yoga and music experience with renowned artist, teacher and Spiritual Graffiti author MC YOGI. Set to an awesome soundtrack of hip-hop, electronic and dance music, this is the one you’ve been waiting for! Be ready to move, breath, fly and leap into this super powered awesome yoga activation!

 

MC Yogi DJ Dance Party

Teacher: MC Yogi
Time: 6PM – 7PM
Location: Pure Kitchen Beer Garden

Celebrate the City of Om community by finishing your day with an incredible DJ Party lead by the world-renowned yogi, musician, and author, MC Yogi! Following his class, he will host an evening of his signature jams where you can dance, laugh and be inspired. Get warmed up for the Redblacks Preseason game (ticket included in your City of Om ticket) and grab a drink in the Pure Kitchen Beer Garden. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired in a whole new way leave feeling refreshed!

 

 

Ahimsa Yoga

Teacher: JP Tamblyn-Sabo
Times: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Aberdeen Pavilion

Ahimsa Yoga’s active practice consists of an innovative arrangement of postures that are physically and energetically balanced, and that engage the body in the way that it is designed to work. It includes milder variations for students requiring a gentler approach and offers increasingly challenging options for students as their experiences and comfort levels grow. This method empowers you to use the appropriate degree of ease or intensity that will best serve your unique needs as your practice evolves.

 

Bass. Beats. Breathe. Bliss.
+ Meditation

Teachers: Ayla Barker & Alex Ure
Time: 11:45AM – 12:45PM
Location: Blacklight Tent

Coming from a background in dance, I practice and teach a creative, fast paced and fluid style practice. Music fuels the experience, that is less about alignment or perfection and more about mind body connection and enjoyment. I love balancing strength and flexibility and teaching in a way that is progressive and intentional to get my students into postures they had no idea they were able to do! 

 

Breakfast Bowls

Presented By: Olivia Cruickshank
Time: 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Location: Speaker Series

Starting your day right can be as simple as a delicious breakfast. Join Olivia Cruickshank - Creative Director & Co-Owner of Pure Kitchen, to learn the basics of creating a nutritious plant based bowl that will fuel the start to your day.

 

Energizing Slow Flow

Teachers: Nina Konjini
Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Practice Room

A slow and deep grounding Hatha practice where we explore the asanas through breath. Softening through the resistance of the mind and the body, we meet ourselves with patience and intention. We then land on the mat through seated postures and go deeper through stillness of the body and the breath. A sweet and delicious practice that will leave you feeling more grounded, smiling and completely blissed out. A specially curated soundtrack including DJ Drez, Mc Yogi, Janet Stone and a few more of my favs.

 

Freedom Soul Jam with DJ

Teacher: Tiffani Harris
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Blacklight Tent

Funky flow yoga class with live DJ to find your creative rhythm of self-expression. We create magic moving and breathing flowing together while grooving to your own beat. This Fun Flow builds to uplift and energize then we recover with a blissful cool down leaving you with positive and peaceful vibes.

 

Gentle Flow
+ Meditation

Teacher: Kathryn Flynn
Time: 8AM – 9AM
Location: Blacklight Tent

Ease into your festival day with beautiful soundscapes and some silence. This blend of gentle flow and meditation is an opportunity to be really sweet and thoughtful to set the tone for your day. Cultivating spaciousness in practice and mind, this is the session you could bring any of your buddies or your parents to.

 

Goddess Flow™

Teacher: Michelle Tamblyn-Sabo
Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Great Lawn

Goddess Flow™ is a fusion of yoga, circularized sensual movement and dance.  Expect to stretch, tone, empower, release, dance and play! Goddess Flow allows you to connect to your Soul's wisdom through movement. You have the permission to release emotions, take up space and honour what your body truly needs. You will be celebrated for your wise, courageous and deeply feeling body.

 

Healthy Hatha

Teachers: Iry Natsioks
Time: 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Location: Aberdeen Pavilion

Connecting your breath with movement is the essence of yoga. If we are not breathing through movement, then we are blocking the natural flow of our energy. By attuning our breath and staying present to it, let’s move through a journey to energize the body. The class will emphasize connection to your breath first and foremost, then finding healthy alignment for your body, and lastly exploring depth in your pose. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers. These movements are beginner friendly, with modification offerings for you to choose from, but will also challenge you if you wish to explore greater depth and build further with variations.

 

Hip Hop through the Ages

Teacher: Kate Laird
Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Blacklight Tent

An athletic and upbeat flow to a fun hip hop playlist.  This high energy class will have you dancing, sweating and feeling all your muscles!

 

It's All in the Sauce

Presented By: Olivia Cruickshank
Time: 11:45AM – 12:45PM
Location: Speaker Series

What is one thing that unites ingredients together? Sauce! Join Olivia Cruickshank - Creative Director & Co-Owner of Pure Kitchen, to discover delicious & easy sauce essentials that are bound to elevate your cooking pursuits!

 

Journey Through the Chakras: A Healing Practice

Teacher: Andrea Robertson
Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Aberdeen Pavillion

Have you heard of chakras? Curious about what they are and how they affect daily life? Love moving to live music? This class is for YOU!! The result of this work will help you become more aware of how energy affects your thoughts, emotions and body, and it will offer you practical ways to bring your inner and outer world into harmony. Take a tour through the chakras with Ottawa Yoga Instructor Andrea Robertson and musical guest Mateo Monk-musician, poet and mystic. In this class, the focus is on awakening these various chakras in the body, working from the root up to the crown. The deep stretch with each yoga pose helps to create openings in clearing blocks for easy flow of oxygen (prana)  allowing the various chakras to do their respective work. The yoga sequence uses poses from the intermediate level moving slowly towards dynamic yoga poses. Once each chakra is cleared and able to function, the entire physical body is in balance, leading to better spiritual stability. This class will be a mix of Yin, Kundalini, Power, Hatha and meditation. We will be still, slow moving,  fast paced with dynamic flow, active breathe work. 

*You must love music, moving, dancing and stillness to enjoy!

 

Kids Yoga

Teacher: Julie Picotte Boniecki
Time: 9:15AM – 9:45AM
Location: Lil Om’ies Zone

Bring your little ones to practice yoga and mindfulness through songs and stories in a playful and fun environment. Doing yoga at an early age may provide support in the development of concentration, creativity and confidence.

 

Kids Yoga

Teacher: Taylor Gendron
Time: 2:15PM – 2:45PM
Location: Lil Om’ies Zone

Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and mind-body awareness through non-competitive physical activity that promotes cooperation and compassion, instead of opposition. This class uses breathwork and yoga postures through animal adaptations, music, story telling and games to explore relaxation and mindfulness techniques that teach children how to calm and focus their minds. Your little om'ies will leave with some new tools to help them navigate our busy world with calm and ease.

 

Kundalini Yoga

Teacher: Devinder Kaur
Time: 11:45AM – 12:45PM
Location: Horticulture Building

Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness – it consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter their age or physical ability. Kundalini is a holistic practice that includes breathwork (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas), sound (gong), chanting silently or out loud (mantra), and meditation.

 

Legends Never Die Beats Class

Teacher: Jen Dalgleish
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Blacklight Tent

Lose yourself in the music… This class offers the enjoyment of vinyasa style yoga with the energy of a dance party. Set to the music of many past iconic legends (David Bowie, Queen and Tom Petty to name a few) this dynamic flowing class will be sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Get out of your head and let the music take you… This is a 60-minute flow style class suitable for all levels. “the time to hesitate is through” – Jim Morrison

 

Lean on Me: Partner Work for Handstands 

Teacher: Aleysha Derksen
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Practice Room

Why use a wall to practice handstand when you could use a friend?! Practicing inversions with a partner offers you more guidance and confidence than practicing on your own. Receive feedback about your alignment and feel supported as you explore standing on your hands! This workshop begins with an individual warm up to prepare the wrists, open the shoulders, and strengthen the core. Then moving on to partner work and experimenting with numerous ways to enter handstand with lots of time to practice and play! Bring your yoga bestie or team up with another OMie in the workshop and let’s get upside down!

 

MettaMotion 

Teachers: Alec Balfour & Kurt Mansergh
Time: 9:15AM – 10:15AM
Location: Practice Room

Each of us are fundamentally the same, and yoga’s ultimate objective is the union of body, mind and spirit, which leads to freedom, compassion and harmony. Alec will lead a fun and creative flow to open the heart and clear the mind. With open hearts and a free spirit, Kurt will lead the practice of Metta, a guided meditation with the focus of love and compassion for oneself and all beings.

 

Mindfulness in the Workplace 

Presented By: Sophie Abboud
Time: 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Location: Speaker Series

In this interactive workshop you will leave with mindfulness tips and tricks to bring to your workplace. Mindfulness is about being present and most importantly being our true self. You will leave this workshop feeling “clear minded”, empowered and confident to go back to work. You know that feeling when you are in a meeting but you are not really there? Or when you are leading a conversation and all you can think about is what your employee or colleague is going to say right back at you? Do you ever wonder what it is like to feel inspired at work? Let’s put an end to all that, meditate and play through conversation!

 

Nataraja Vinyasa: Flow of the Cosmic Dancer

Teacher: Jenn Stow
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Horticulture Building

An evolutionary vinyasa class focused on grounding and heart opening ️with live music by Mateo Monk.
https://mateomonkmusic.com/

 

OMies Acro Yoga

Teachers: Ciara Beaton & Andrew Milliken
Time: 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Location: Great Lawn

Trust. Connection. Play. Join yoga instructors Ciara Beaton & Andrew Milliken for an hour of twosome yoga fun. You are invited to come play on your mat or in the grass at this lighthearted & challenging partner-based class. Acroyoga helps take the foundations of your yoga practice from ground to sky. Live the high flying life with us and learn to safely spot, properly stack yo’ bones, counterbalance, engage your core & communicate like a boss with a sweet community of yogis. No partner required ~ feel free to fly solo or with your favourite person & be ready to laugh your asana off! Come with zero expectations, a sense of adventure & be ready for some fun. 

 

Power Flow

Teacher: dallas delahunt
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Great Lawn

Combine your workout with your mindfulness practice in this intensive yet accessible class of strengthening movement. Most of us need this healing practice to stabilize our frame and improve joint function, it can be much more physically healing than a stretching-based practice! dallas' approach to power includes everyone, so no matter your experience level, come find emotional and mental release through physical challenge. Love your quiet time on the mat? Class is certain to wind down with a calming floor series and a meditative Savasana.

 

Pranayama Flow

Teacher: Dana Wemyss
Time: 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Location: Aberdeen Pavillion

The way we direct our energy matters. We are made up of vibration and we can tune our vibration to align with the highest part of our being. Together, let’s breathe on purpose, feel deeply, move with intention and sink back into our authentic self. This practice will soothe the busy mind, uplift the spirit and clear the body of stress and tension. This practice will weave invigorating movements and gentle stretching with intention breath work, mantra, sound and meditation to guide our prana (life force) back to state of balance.

 

R&B Slow Flow

Teacher: Megan Beahen
Time: 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Location: Blacklight Tent

Let’s turn the lights down low… In this class you can expect a slow, hip opening flow with some challenging moments – the perfect balance to the rest of your City of Om itinerary. The playlist will have your favourite throwbacks from artists like Usher and Mariah Carey, to current hits from artists such as The Weeknd and Khalid.

 

Sacred Sound Journey

Teacher: Rebecca White Raven
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Practice Room

Experience a heart-opening inner experience assisted by the great power of sound. Rebecca will guide us into a magical space in our hearts where we will have a deep connection with Mother Earth and can dream and explore our inner worlds. Delight in the vibrations of crystal singing bowls, gongs, tingshaws, drums, rattles, Spirit drum, koshi chimes, vocals and more during this blissful session.

 

Shake Your Asana

Teacher: Brittany Bryden
Time: 9:15AM – 10:15AM
Location: Great Lawn

Join Brittany in this fun all levels flow accompanied with some sweet beats that will make you want to move it!

 

Shanti (peace) Yoga: A Family Yoga Practice

Teacher: Jenn Stow
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Lil Om’ies Zone

This peace themed yoga class for children and their grown-ups (parents, caregivers, grandparents etc).

 

Slow Flow

Teacher: Jenna Switzer
Time: 9:15AM – 10:15AM
Location: Horticulture Building

Slow Flow is a meditative flow that practices slowing down by using a slow steady breath, holding postures, transitioning smoothly, and opening gently and mindfully with the ability to move deeper into one's body and self.

 

Slow Flow + Bhakti Love

Teacher: Kate Durie
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Aberdeen Pavillion

A slow dreamy flow + guided meditation & bhakti love jam with Kate and Trevor (her Harmonium). This practice is all about the Bhav – the feeling, the energy of the heart, and the living embodiment of love. It’s about seeing, feeling and remembering how deeply connected we all are. It’s about what is possible when our thoughts, words and actions are aligned with this powerful inner force. We’ll begin with a slow flow and close our practice with a powerful guided meditation and chanting (the asana of the heart) – to create a ripple effect from the inside out. This class will crack you open, illuminate, ignite, and restore: body, mind, heart, spirit and soul - the whole. Uniting you, me, we …as one.

 

Still Body, Clear Mind

Teacher: Genevieve Munro
Time: 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Location: Horticulture Building

Drop In, Slow Down and Let Go

In this slow-moving, inward-oriented practice we invite connection to our receptive and restorative energies to balance the stresses, strains and pains of our busy lives. Yin is known as the lunar yoga and approaches the body in a deep and slow way through the practice of postures, breath, and mindfulness. Each pose is held for several minutes to liberate the body's chronic holding patterns, relieve pain, and help restore ease of movement. This practice is suitable for everybody and level, with or without previous Yoga experience.

 

Sun Worship

Teacher: Mike Dynie
Time: 9:15AM – 10:15AM
Location: Blacklight Tent

Surya Namaskara, or Sun salutations in English, are a form of moving devotion that forms the foundation of vinyasa yoga -- flowing on the breath between postures. Practiced facing the east at sunrise, we lift our arms to shield the sun's rays, bow our heads to surrender to its power, and inhale to peacefully energize the body and mind. Whether you are experienced and seeking more fluidity in your movements, or totally new to this practice, this class will offer something for everyone. Physically speaking, the principles of weight-wearing, the neutral spine and core (bandha), and the use of meditative gazing points to lay a clean foundation for all other postures. We'll follow things up breath-work to stoke the inner-fire and meditation.

 

Tapas -
A Tool for Transformation

Teacher: Vanessa Sorgard
Time: 11:45AM – 12:45PM
Location: Aberdeen Pavillion

"Delete the stories that limit you and write a new one". Get ready to tap into Tapas – that space in the belly that ignites our inner fire and moves us forward with purpose and power. In this fiery flow, we will awaken tapas through breathe work, a strong standing sequence of twists & lots of core work. This practice will turn up the heat and ignite the third chakra – our source of personal power & the space of creation, transformation & will.

 

The Movement Ritual

Teacher: Amber Stratton
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Horticulture Building

Get ready to sweat out what no longer serves you. Join Amber for a 75min special class that will move and uplift you on every level. We will open practice with intention setting, getting ready for a full mind and body reset. This vigorous, music infused practice will have your heart pumping. With a blend of repetitive yoga inspired movement, plyometrics, sealed with a deep meditation - this class will engage both the body and mind - feeling every cell within you fully alive, especially the heart. Come with an open mind and heart, and get ready to receive!

 

The Flow State

Teacher: Kate Gillespie
Time: 11:45AM – 12:45PM
Location: Great Lawn

A vinyasa practice to drop you into the zone with energized focus and complete absorption in what you are doing. We’ll start with a slow and methodical alignment informed sequence, and then link the movement with the metronome of breath to take you into the state of embodied flow.

 

Yang + Yin

Teacher: Stephane Ippersiel
Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Horticulture Building

Yang & Yin is for all levels of Yoga capability, both new and experienced. Experience asana (physical postures), pranayam (breathing techniques) and meditation to cultivate mindfulness and stress reduction.  Yang Yoga considers the body as the vehicle of the soul. Asana, pranayam and meditation combine to bring the body, mind and soul into balance.  Combining the Yin Yoga in the class, a portion of the class you will experience yoga postures that held for 3 to 5 minutes allowing for a deeper stretch.

 

Yogatown Mix

Teacher: Tracy Billows
Time: 9:15AM – 10:15AM
Location: Aberdeen Pavillion

Our signature Yogatown class builds intensity gradually. A moving meditation and slower pace designed to build strength, flexibility and a steady mind. This all levels class consists of a challenging standing series, followed by a grounding floor series, designed to purposely give you a break from planks and down dogs. Leave feeling calm, yet alert, and rinsed from the inside out.

 

Yoga on Tap with Beau’s

Teacher: Ashley Kokelj
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Great Lawn

Exercise + Beau’s craft beer both do really well at connecting us with the present moment and cause us to focus in on what's happening in the "now"! The challenge is to become mindful of this space so we can fully experience the OMazing value self awareness adds to our overall health! Like a yoga pose, carefully crafted beer challenges us to take a pause and observe what we’re experiencing and make sure we're spending our time wisely on things that will optimize our overall health + happiness.

 

Yoga Therapy

Teacher: Anne Pitman
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Speaker Series

Yoga classes help keep body, mind and soul balanced and healthy. But what about people who can’t get to yoga classes or aren’t comfortable in groups? What about those with complex injuries, pain, pernicious disease, mental health issues or ongoing trauma? Yoga Therapists goes beyond the pose and brings individual holistic and compassionate support and practice to help with suffering. Yoga Therapy is a burgeoning field of professional practice with international standards (www.iayt.com ) requiring 800+ additional hours of training for yoga teachers. The Ottawa School of Embodied Yoga Therapy is a certified school and provides the wide scope of training needed, combining the wisdom of traditional yoga with modern scientific and somatic practice. In this session learn more about scope and benefits of yoga therapy, how to find a certified yoga therapy practitioner, or discover how to become a yoga therapist yourself.

 

Yoga Tune Up

Teacher: Peter Lavictoire
Time: 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Location: Practice Room

Yoga Tune Up; is a unique program created by Jill Miller. It uses a distinctive set of exercises, poses and specialized techniques to strengthen, open and balance the body. It blends Yoga, human movement and physical therapy techniques to massage, stretch and strengthen the body. It is a great adjunct to any regular asana practice.

 
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