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…

Chair Yoga. Stay Active. Have Fun.
Drop-In Friday’s 1:00 – 2:00 pm and/or Wednesday’s 10:00 – 11:00 am


This fall, Tracey will be offering two chair yoga classes per week at Bare Roots Natural Health Centre. Tracey has a deep interest in teaching yoga to those that are suffering from chronic pain and illness such as arthritis and other joint and muscle disorders. Tracey’s passion and first hand experience comes from her personal suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Tracey has learned the importance of staying active and working with physical challenges to overcome pain. Tracey’s style of class offers meditation ideas, proper breathing techniques along with fluid body movements to get the joints mobile before stretching. Combining these elements into a regular practice with a good diet will help your body and mind recover from disorders and disease. Fall 2017 Chair Class Special: Register for both weekly chair classes for 8-weeks and receive a $20 discount as well as a free Craniosacral Therapy treatment! Call to Register 250.954.2273.


Integrative Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis & Survivorship
Saturday, October 21 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – $45

Join Crystal McMillan, MA, RNCP, FMP & Teresa Stanley, NNCP for an educational workshop on breast cancer that will change your life. Is estrogen the bad and primary culprit of breast cancer? Or, is the matter of ‘estrogen’ more related to the body’s ability to properly metabolize estrogens? You need to know. If it’s not for you, then educate yourself for your loved ones. In this workshop, we will cover: (a) hormonal risk factors, (b)estrogen metabolism, (c) the stress connection, (d) prognostic markers, (e) circulating tumor cells, (d) the role of insulin and inflammation & their biomarkers, (e) thyroid connection, (treatment options), and (f) nutrition & natural therapies for prevention, during treatment and recovery. Bring your friends.

Yin is In! Why Practice Yin Yoga? A Workshop for YOU.
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  $30


Join Shauna Prouten, RYT 500 to see what Yin Yoga is all about. Yin/Yang is a symbol that represents balance in the universe.  Yang represents active, heating energies, Yin represents passive, cooling energies.  Dis-ease results from too much of one type of energy or an imbalance in energies in the body.  In every day North American Culture, this presents as inflammation, rigidity, decreased range of motion, constriction and even injury.  How does Yin Yoga work to promote health?  Yin Yoga consists of postures held for longer periods of time in which muscles are passive (the body is supported by blocks/bolsters and props to allow muscles to relax ).  The postures target the fascia (connective tissues that run throughout the body providing support/structure, lubrication and ease of movements).  When fascia does not receive the right amount of stress, it does not get stimulated to heal, produce synovial fluid and other lubricants and hydration – this results in contraction, constriction and adhesions of tissue.  Healthy fascial tissues promote increased range of motion in the joints, ease of motion through the muscles, and decreased risk of injury.  The practice of yin, uses breath and longer held postures to promote relaxation by inducing the parasympathetic nervous system. This process can result in decreased inflammation in the body. If you find yourself feeling like a hamster in a wheel, craving moments of stillness, seeking ease of motion, add a little yin to your yang.  Create balance in your life.

Call to Register: 250.954.2273

Introduction to Yoga with Crystal McMillan & Teresa Stanley
Oct 24 – Nov 21 Tuesday’s 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm  $80 pp – Crystal 
Oct 17 – Nov 14 Tuesday’s 11:30 am – 12:45 pm  $80 pp – Teresa

This 5 week course is an introduction to the foundation asanas (postures), with emphasis on proper body alignment and breathing. Yoga builds muscle tone, improves strength and flexibility of the spine and joints, and improves blood circulation and eases tension. This class is for students with little or no previous experience of yoga.  Instructor: Crystal McMillan & Teresa Stanley.

Register 'Introduction To Yoga' Tuesday's 6:30 pm - Oct 24  Register 'Introduction To Yoga' Tuesdays 11:30 am - Oct 17

Aching For Change. Easing Arthritis Symptoms. A Workshop for YOU.
Saturday, October 28 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  $45

Do you suffer from Arthritis? Do you feel like your life is limited by chronic pain and decreased mobility? Aching for Change is a 3 hour workshop that will provide you information on the different forms of Arthritis.  We will examine arthritis from a functional medicine perspective looking factors that increase inflammation and pain.

Join Shauna Prouten, RYT 500 for an introduction to gentle yoga , diet and lifestyle techniques  that can decrease inflammation and improve ease of movement. Join us and learn how you can manage chronic disease and  improve your quality of life and range of motion through this informative and empowering workshop. Call to Register: 250.954.2273

Mindful Transition Workshop: Cleanse The Body. Align with the Shifting Season. 
Friday October 27th 6:00-8:00 pm.   Saturday October 28th 6:00-8:00 pm    Sunday October 29th 9:00 to 11:00 am  $99 pp
Join Stephanie Grozell to learn how to holistically transition with the changing seasons through a supportive and progressive cleanse, guided by the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As the seasons shift from crisp windy Autumn (Lung) to the cold damp of Winter (Kidney), your body has a deeply rooted inclination to harmonize with the traits of Winter and support the Kidneys.  This means beginning to slow down, nourish yourself, and stay warm and rested in order to plant the seeds of renewal for Spring.  Over the course of this three session workshop you will be supported through a gentle cleanse to heal the body and give it some much needed rest.  You will be educated on how to support the transition of the seasons and elements, in support of the Kidney & Lung organs, through diet therapy, lifestyle choices, and physical practices.  Developing skills and practices to support the immune system, encourage retrospective mindfulness, and consume in ways that that support your Kidney energy and nourish your digestive system.
Bare Roots Natural Health and Yoga Centre, Unit #203 – 891 West Island Hwy,
Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E9


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