Toronto Pelvic Core Retreat:  Sun Nov 25, 2018

Toronto Retreat: Sun Nov 25, 2018

Zoe’s coming to Toronto! Soothe your nervous system, stimulate your digestion, and awaken your muscles. This is the perfect half-day retreat to rinse out any grumpy habits and befriend yourself again. This mini retreat is designed to be safe and accessible for all bodies—both beginners as well as seasoned practitioners. Come just as you are, be yourself, and practise as gently or vigorously as you need that day.

 Nervous?

Do you have a friend coming who is nervous? This is what the yoga part will look like. You'll arrive in the light and spacious studio, unroll your mat, turn off your phone, and lay down beside other lovely like-minded people whom I adore.

We'll begin with some simple movements on your back, just to greet your lungs. After a refreshing meditation, we'll enjoy tabletop and/or seated poses in order to warm up your spine and turn on your core. Then we'll lift your mood and tone your muscles with standing poses---the feel-good kind! To end the class, we'll mindfully stretch out any tight spots and cool down with breathing techniques.

For Savasana, our final resting pose, you'll lay supine---on your back---and close your eyes. I'll help you relax and I might even give you a tiny head massage. Yes. It's too good to be true. You might fall asleep. 

Itinerary

  • 1:45-2:00 pm Arrive and relax.

  • 2:00-3:15 pm Indulge in an uplifting asana class to flush your circulation, clear your mind, and reacquaint yourself with your unique body.

  • 3:15-4:00 pm Savour a fresh, light, gluten-free catered snack during our break (please notify me of any allergens upon registering). Then relax, nap, daydream, read. This is your siesta!

  • 4:00-4:45 pm Soak up an informative workshop on pelvic organ support.

  • 4:45-6:00 pm Close your afternoon with a nourishing and reassuring asana class to restore your energy levels.

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Hug your goodbyes. Pack up your things. Stefan and Taia might come pick me up, so you can say hello!

Love Your Pelvic Floor

Every human has a pelvic floor, which is tasked with some enormous crucial jobs. How can we pair certain daily movements with a particular breath so that this muscular sling can execute those essential jobs and truly support our vital organs? (No, the answer is not just squeezing kegels!). Enjoy this brief workshop that is applicable and healing to every human body. You're going to love this.

My Style

My classes are safe, uplifting, and loving. I also have a hidden superpower. I can make yoga accessible to everyone in the room---beginners and seasoned yogis alike. Netflix potatoes and marathon runners. We use lots of props to make yoga suit your specific body. So bring your hunched shoulders, bring your aches, and bring your juicy body. You belong with me.

Details

Date:  Sun Nov 25, 2018
Time:  2:00 - 6:00 pm
Investment:  $115 total
Where:  Toronto Yoga Mamas
1402 Queen St E, Toronto, ON 
Entrance: The entrance to our studio is on the west side of the building down a little pathway.
Parking: Street parking on Queen street and Greenwood.
Zoe’s Cell: (647) 922 9642
Email:  zoestikeman@rogers.com

Register

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To Bring

  • ·There are already mats to borrow at Toronto Yoga Mamas. However, if you prefer your own, then feel free to bring it.

  • Layered clothing, in case the room feels too warm/cold for your liking.

  • A good book/journal/sketch pad if you like taking notes, and if you need a more introverted, quiet break time. Everyone recharges their energy differently.

 

Past Retreats, & Workshops

Edmonton Core Retreat

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When:  Sun May 6, 2018
Where:  Edmonton, AB
Included: $115 total

  • Asana class to flush your circulation

  • Healthy tasty refreshment (gluten-free)

  • Informative workshop on the pelvic core

  • Asana class to restore your energy levels

 


Toronto Afternoon Retreat

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When:  July 23, 2017,  2-7pm
Where:  Toronto, ON
Included:  $115 total

  • Asana class to rinse out the toxins

  • Relaxation time

  • Light/summer refreshments (gluten-free)

  • Specialized yoga philosophy presentation

  • Asana class to reassure your nervous system

 

Prince Edward County Retreat

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When: Aug 22-24, 2014
Where: Prince Edward County, ON
Included:  $500 (depending on room choice)

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • 4 yoga classes

  • All delicious meals

  • 2 specialized yoga workshops

  • Optional hikes

 


Edmonton Svadharma Retreat

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When:  Nov 1, 2014
Where:  Edmonton, AB
Included:  $100 total

  • Asana class to stimulate digestion

  • Light refreshments (gluten-free)

  • Philosophy presentation on Svadharma

  • Asana class to reassure your nervous system

 

Tuscany, Italy Retreat

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When: June 20-27, 2015
Where: Tuscany, Italy
Included: $2000-$3000 (depending on room choice)

  • 7 nights lodging; 2 yoga classes daily

  • All meals except 1 lunch + 1 dinner

  • Wine with meals

  • Italian cooking class; Art lesson; plus surprises!

  • All excursions; All ground transportation

 


Organic Wine Tasting & Yoga

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When:   Mar 16, 2012
Where:  Edmonton, AB
Included:  $140 total

  • Cleansing asana yoga class

  • Professional wine tasting. Learn to recognize initial and after notes, while comparing organic wines

  • Tasty tapas for food pairings

  • Brief restorative asana class to relax and digest

 

Testimonials

Zoe is one of the finest yoga instructors I have practiced with in 25+ years of study.

“Zoe is a master teacher, one of the finest yoga instructors I have practiced with in 25+ years of studying with outstanding practitioners in Southern California and elsewhere. She is superbly skilled and trained, sensitive to personal requirements of each student; provides creative, innovative sequences and asana combinations, with extremely precise careful, thoughtful, and detailed instructions. Her classes are simply wonderful and she herself is filled with peace, power, serenity, exuberance, and joy. It is contagious!”

— G.G.

Her style and superb instruction, make me keep coming back!

I run on average between 22 and 27 miles per week and I combine that with 4 weight training sessions. I'm 55 years old. I'm more flexible and my joints and ligaments feel better and younger now than they ever did, 10 or even 20 years ago. How is that possible? I credit the yoga that I do at least twice per week for its ability to stretch and release both my body and my mind. And I credit that yoga to Zoe. Her teaching style and superb instruction, make me keep coming back for more. My mind and body thank her.”

— Peter.

Zoe's made a positive impact on my physical and mental health.

“I wanted to say that I really enjoy coming to Zoe's yoga classes. Not only is it so convenient to have her come to us, but I like how she has so many different options for every pose, so it caters to every skill level, including my own. My main reason for coming to yoga is to help me to relax, so it is nice that there is no pressure to do everything perfectly. But at the same time, however, through Zoe's kind encouragement, she pushes me a bit more every time and shows us when we are doing something incorrect. I think that coming to yoga every week has made a positive impact on my physical and mental health, so thank you very much, Zoe!”

Stephanie.