Ottawa Welcome Class:

RCMP.jpg

Ottawa

Welcome Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey there, Ottawa!

We've settled in to our sunny house, and the verdict is that we're so happy. I don't even mind weeding, because I'm so ecstatic to have my own weeds, ha.

For over 10 years, I've lovingly taught my students in Toronto and Edmonton. Now, I want to teach you. So, I'm organizing a special welcome class, just for you, so you can try out my class and pamper yourself.

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 arthritis, and bring your juicy body. You belong with me.

Nervous?

This is what it'll look like. You'll arrive in the light and spacious studio, give me a hug, 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 check in with with your joints and greet your lungs. This is also a way for me to read your bodies and your range of motion. After a refreshing meditation and a centering theme, we'll enjoy tabletop poses and/or seated poses in order to warm up your spine, turn on your core, and increase circulation. 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. 

What to Bring

Yoga mat (or contact me ahead to borrow one)
Layers (in case room is too warm/cold)
Water bottle
 

Click on a Welcome Class

Monday Aug 13, 6:00-7:30 pm ($22 total) at 200 Crichton Street (The School of Dance)

Saturday Aug 18, 9:00--10:30 am ($22 total) at 209 Hannah Street (reYoga)

 

Toronto Pelvic Floor & Core Retreat:

Love Toronto

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.

To Bring

  • ·Yoga mat (there will be extras if you forget!).
  •  Layered clothing, in case the room is too warm/cold for your liking.
  • A good book/journal/sketch pad if you like taking notes, or if you need a more introverted, quiet break time. Everyone recharges differently.

 

Love Pampering

  • 12:45-1:00 pm  Arrive and relax.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm  Indulge in an uplifting asana class to flush your circulation around, spring-clean any dusty tissues, and reacquaint yourself with your unique body.
  • 2:00-2:30 pm  Savour a fresh, light, gluten-free snack during our break (please notify me of any allergens upon registering).
  • 2:30-3:00 pm  Soak up an informative workshop on pelvic organ support.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm  Close your afternoon with a nourishing and reassuring asana class to restore your energy levels.
  • 4:00-4:30 pm  Hug your goodbyes. Pack up your things. Stefan and Taia will come pick me up (naps allowing), 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.

    Details

    Date:   September, 2018
    Time:  1:00-5:00 pm
    Investment:  $110 total
    Where:  TBA

    To Register

    Soon I will post the confirmed details, and then you can pay directly through this website. 

    1. Credit Card:  Click on the "Reserve" button, below. Note that a small transaction fee is added. 
    2.  E-Transfer:  Send Zoe an e-transfer payment directly to this email: zoestikeman@rogers.com
    3. Mail a Cheque to Zoe Stikeman:  As soon as you drop the cheque in the mail, notify me by text/email, so that I can reserve your spot.

    ext: +1 (647) 922 9642
    Email:  zoestikeman@rogers.com

       

      Past Retreats, & Workshops

      Edmonton Core Retreat

      AGA photo.jpg

      When:  Sun May 6, 2018
      Where:  Edmonton, AB
      Included: $100 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

      Toronto Afternoon Retreat.jpg

      When:  July 23, 2017,  2-7pm
      Where:  Toronto, ON
      Included:  $110 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

      3F1A4876.jpg

      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

      11.Nov.Pylon.2.jpg

      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

      pepita's jump.JPG

      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

      Yoga & Organic Wine - Tasting.jpg

       

      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.