Lectures & Workshops

Our lectures, workshops, and class series provide the opportunity to focus on a variety of subjects. We ensure plenty of time for questions and demonstrations that make our workshops the perfect environment to take your health to the next level. For more information on any event, please call us at 250.954.2273. To register in any of our workshops, use the ‘click here’ links below. We are delighted to host the following events…

New! ‘Beginners Yoga’ Sessions  with Crystal McMillan 
April 10 – May 15, 2018 Tuesday’s 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm  $85 pp

A safe and practical foundation for learning the entire scope of Iyengar Yoga, including standing poses, seated poses, twists, backward and forward extensions, as well as an introduction and beginning practice of inversions.  All yoga postures (asanas) will be adapted to each student’s needs.  In Iyengar Yoga, the use of props is designed to adapt a yoga posture to an individual, teach a specific action in a pose, or support the body for either restorative or therapeutic applications. Beginner Classes are suitable for new students to yoga but also students of yoga from a different tradition. Registration is based on 6 week sessions. Instructor:  Crystal McMillan – Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. Call To Register: 250.954.2273


Iyengar Yoga Workshop With Karin Rensfelt – “Fun With Back Extensions”
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 11:30 am – 3 pm $50 pp

Join Karin for a fun and inspiring Iyengar Yoga workshop with emphasis on ‘back extensions’. Geeta Iyengar says that back extensions bring mental sharpness and alertness. She also says that the lungs are energized, the breathing becomes deep and the blood circulates more freely.  Back extensions can be uplifting, intimidating, challenging but most importantly, they can be a lot of fun!  Come explore how they fit into your regular practice.

Karin started her teaching in Manitoba in 2002, then moved to Labrador before landing in Port Alberni in 2016.   She holds a Junior Intermediate II certification and has learned from many senior teachers from across North America.  Karin has been fortunate to study with the Iyengar family in Pune, India on three occasions. Karin is committed to a regular personal practice and ongoing learning. She is a motivating and encouraging instructor and is supportive of her students’ exploration of yoga. Formal registration will open April 1, 2018. Currently Taking Names For The Class List : 250.954.2273.

 Join us for this compelling lecture on Osteoporosis. We will take you on an exploratory tour of the internal framework and physiology of the human skeleton. Our bones are a shield to the nervous system, an anchor to the muscles and tendons, the birth place of stem cells, red blood cells and immune cells, and via specific hormones, our bones maintain our blood calcium levels. After this presentation, you will see your skeleton in a whole different light.
Presenters: Crystal McMillan, MA, RNCP, FMP & Teresa Stanley, NNCP. Currently Taking Names For The Class List : 250.954.2273.
Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Lauren Cox
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  $50 pp

Lauren has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since the early 80s and has been teaching since 1989, locally and internationally. She continues to study with Shirley Daventry French and visiting senior teachers. Lauren has travelled to study with the Iyengars in Pune as well as in North America. Lauren continues to learn, gather insight and deepen her understanding of the work. It is a privilege! She loves how yoga takes her out of her comfort zone. Certification: Intermediate Junior III. Workshop Description To Come……
Call To Reserve Your Space: 250.954.2273

Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, Unit #203 – 891 West Island Hwy,
Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E9


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