Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES 2017

OUT OF TOWN

Stretch & Yoga with the Rope Wall
with Martha Carter at the Studio in the Woods
Comox, Vancouver Island
3 Saturdays: March 25, April 1, April 8, 2017
More details here.

Yoga, Scoliosis & the Nervous System
with Deborah Wolk on Salt Spring Island
July 7-10, 2017
More details here.

Yoga for Scoliosis in NANAIMO, Parts 1 & 2
with Elise Browning Miller
September 14-17, 2017
More details here.

YOGA YOUR BODY, DANCE YOUR SOUL 2017

Troncones, Mexico
March 4 to March 11, 2017
12:00 pm-12:00 pm

TESTIMONIAL from the workshop in March 2016
Yoga Your Body, Dance Your Soul is FIVE! amazing holidays. There was the culinary delights holiday courtesy of Antonio, the Master Chef; the optional eco-adventure holiday chock-full with beautiful birds, tropical fish and gorgeous wild lagoons and beaches; the cultural exploration adventure holiday to Troncones and Ixtapa beaches; And most of all, the deeply relaxing, freeing yoga dance holiday, which brought me back into myself through peaceful, ease-ful yoga and playful, joyful dance.
Despite the fact that I didn't know anyone in the group, I had a wonderful holiday(s) with excellent (new) friends, all brought together through Martha and Heather's friendliness and care. I can hardly wait for next year!
H.M., Vancouver.

MARCH 4-11, 2017 in TRONCONES, MEXICO
with Martha Carter and Heather Mah

Come and join Martha and Heather at for a week of Yoga, Dance, Relaxation and Rejuvenation at Yoga de Pacifico (http://www.yogadelpacifico.com) in the quiet beach town of Troncones, Mexico.

FUN CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS!
FANTASTIC OCEAN-SIDE STUDIO!
DELICIOUS, HOME-COOKED MEALS
COZY ACCOMMODATIONS on the WHITE SAND BEACH!

Please see below for detailed retreat schedule, and information about travel and accommodations.

YOGA YOUR BODY, DANCE YOUR SOUL draws from both yoga and dance techniques to find new freedom in the body - physically, mentally, intellectually, and emotionally. Come and join movement artists Martha Carter (dance, yoga, scoliosis) and Heather Mah (dance, psychology, coaching) for a week of deep bodywork and exhilarating freestyle movement. Martha will bring awareness and strength to your core and Heather will guide you to free your expression from within. Discover the wealth of your own creative movement through a dynamic combination of pranayama, asana, and dance, all taught in the beautiful beach studio of Yoga del Pacifico. This workshop is designed for students of all levels. No yoga or dance experience is required.

Martha Carter combines her experiences as a dance artist, scoliosis specialist and yoga teacher to share physical exercises that bring awareness, alignment, length and strength to the whole body. From Vancouver, Canada, Martha is the Director of Marta Marta Productions, and Twisted Outreach Project (TOPS). A certified Yoga Teacher, she holds a BA in Music, an MFA in Dance and teaches both dance, yoga and Stretch for Scoliosis in Vancouver and beyond.

Heather Mah brings a rich history of contemporary dance experience to guide participants towards greater body intelligence. Dance refines physical expression, the imagination, and releases each one's unique creative flow. A resident of Montreal Canada, Heather has performed as a contemporary dancer with international touring companies for over 20 years. She holds a BFA in performing arts, BA in psychology, and a certificate in personal coaching, and has been teaching her ‘Soul Dance’ technique in Montréal since 2011.

For photos of our recent retreat, please go here:
https://www.facebook.com/TwistedOutreachProject/photos/?tab=album&album_...

REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD PRICES!!!!
• EARLY BIRD COST (before Dec 31/16): $1595 US per person
• AFTER Dec 31st, there will be an additional $50 charge.
$595 non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot. Balance due February 15, 2017.
Cost includes: Double occupancy ocean front room, transportation to & from airport, breakfast & dinner, and all yoga/dance sessions. Triple occupancy $1550; Quad $1495.
(Private rooms available for added cost)
• REGISTRATION on this website via paypal
or send cheque to: TOPS, P.O. Box 21647, 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X0, Canada
• For more information, please email us at admin@twistedoutreachproject.com

RETREAT SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 4 :
6:30pm Dinner

Sunday, March 5 to Friday, March 10
7:30-9:30am -Class
9:30-11:00am- Brunch
11:00am to 4:00pm free time
4:00-6:00pm Class
6:30-8:00pm Dinner

Saturday, March 11
7:30-9:30am -Class
9:30-11:00am- Brunch
Departures

TRAVEL
Please book your travel to the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa airport where you will be met by retreat driver to go to Troncones. (30 mins)

***Recommended travel agent : Peggy Paterson | Senior Travel Consultant, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
phone +1 604 688 5661 | fax +1 604 734 3190

ACCOMMODATIONS
Retreat cost included double accommodations at a beachside villa where meals will be served by our own private chef.
For anyone interested in a private room, additional charges will apply.

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EN FRANCAIS:

TOPS et High Desert Yoga présentent

LE YOGA POUR LE CORPS, LA DANSE POUR L'AME
avec Martha Carter & Heather Mah

DATES: du 4 au 11 mars, 2017

LE YOGA POUR LE CORPS, LA DANSE POUR L'AME puise dans des techniques de yoga et de danse pour trouver une nouvelle liberté dans le corps - physiquement, mentalement, intellectuellement et émotionnellement. Joignez-vous aux artistes de danse Martha Carter et Heather Mah pour une semaine d'exploration profonde du corps et du mouvement. Découvrez la richesse de votre propre mouvement créatif à travers une combinaison dynamique de pranayama, asana et danse, tous enseignés dans le magnifique studio de Yoga del Pacifico, (http://www.yogadelpacifico.com) à Troncones, Mexique.

Heather Mah apporte de riches expériences en danse contemporaine pour guider les participants vers une plus grande intelligence du corps. La danse affine l'expression physique, l'imagination, et libère le flux créatif unique de chacun. Résidente de Montréal, Canada, Heather a performé comme danseuse contemporaine auprès d'entreprises de tournées internationales depuis plus de 20 ans. Elle est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en arts de la scène, un baccalauréat en psychologie et un certificat en coaching personnel, et elle enseigne sa technique de « Danse de l'âme » à Montréal depuis 2011.

Martha Carter combine ses expériences en tant qu'artiste de danse, spécialiste de la scoliose et professeure de yoga afin de partager des exercices physiques visant à la prise de conscience, l'alignement, la longueur et la force de l'ensemble du corps. De Vancouver, Canada, Martha est directrice des Productions Marta Marta et de Twisted Outreach Project (TOPS). Professeure de yoga certifiée, elle détient un baccalauréat en musique, une maîtrise en danse, et elle enseigne la danse, le yoga et l'étirement pour la scoliose à Vancouver et ailleurs.

POUR VOIR DES PHOTOS :
https://www.facebook.com/TwistedOutreachProject/photos/?tab=album&album_...

• COÛT DE LÈVE-TÔT (avant le 31 Déc/16): 1595 $US par personne
• APRÈS le 31 décembre, il y aura un supplément de 50 $US.

Nous demandons un dépôt non remboursable de 595 $US pour réserver une place.
Le solde est dû le 15 février 2017.
Le coût comprend : chambre à occupation double avec vue sur l'océan, transport à/de l'aéroport, petit déjeuner et souper, et toutes les sessions de yoga/danse.
Chambre à occupation triple 1550 $US ; Quadruple 1495 $US.
(Chambres privées disponibles à un coût supplémentaire)

• INSCRIPTION sur notre site Web via paypal
• Ou envoyer un chèque à TOPS, B.P. 21647, 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X0, Canada
• Pour plus d'informations, écrivez-nous à admin@twistedoutreachproject.com

HORAIRE
samedi, le 4 mars
6:30pm Souper

Dimanche le 5 mars au vendredi le 10 mars
7:30-9:30am -Classe
9:30-11:00am- Brunch
11:00am to 4:00pm libre
4:00-6:00pm Classe
6:30-8:00pm Souper

samedi, le 11 mars
7:30-9:30am -Classe
9:30-11:00am- Brunch
Départs

VOYAGE
S'il vous plaît réserver des vols à l'aéroport Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa
***Agent de voyage: Peggy Paterson | Senior Travel Consultant, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
phone +1 604 688 5661 | fax +1 604 734 3190


RESERVE A SPOT!




Location: 
Yoga Del Pacifico
Canada
CA

FUSION YOGA

For Fused, Injured or Post Surgical Spines
March 18 to March 18, 2017
10:00 am-12:30 pm

Do you have a fused spine? Have you had surgery to correct a scoliosis or for another condition? If so, these workshops are designed for you!

'Fusion Yoga' explores new ways to work through the tightness, stiffness, fear and pain often experienced by people with surgically 'corrected' spines. Based on Martha's personal experience living and dancing with a fused spine, she combines exercises from dance, yoga, pilates, massage and stretching techniques to awaken the body to new sensation. 

About Martha: Martha Carter combines her experiences as a dance artist, scoliosis specialist and yoga teacher to share physical exercises that bring awareness, alignment, length and strength to the whole body. From Vancouver, Canada, Martha is the Director of Marta Marta Productions, and Twisted Outreach Project (TOPS). A certified Yoga Teacher, she holds a BA in Music, an MFA in Dance and teaches both dance, yoga and Stretch for Scoliosis in Vancouver and beyond.


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Location: 
HopBopShop
150 McLean Drive, 2nd Floor
Vancouver , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
Instructor: 

Yoga, Scoliosis & the Nervous System

with Deborah Wolk from NYC
July 7 to July 10, 2017
5:00 pm-2:00 pm

Yoga, Scoliosis and the Nervous System
with Deborah Wolk from New York City

This workshop will be held on beautiful SaltSpring Island on the West Coast of Canada.

Friday, July 7­ to Monday, July 10, 2017

COST FULL PACKAGE : $750+tax (CAN) includes workshop, double lakeside accommodations and three dinners.
COST WORKSHOP ONLY : $405+ tax (CAN)
(Camping accommodations available for reduced rate)
Pay an early bird deposit before April 1 and save $50!
Deposits are non-refundable.

Come and join acclaimed teacher and scoliosis specialist Deborah Wolk on the majestic west coast of Canada! Enjoy a revitalizing and rejuvenating 4-day retreat surrounded by the wild and natural ocean, rivers, mountains, ancient trees and wildlife of Saltspring Island.

As Deborah has learned from her 20+ years of teaching, the scoliotic spine affects not only the bones and muscles but also the nerves. In this workshop, you will learn yoga movements that help your spine follow your eyes to redirect it’s movement patterns through the use of props, walls and other external stimuli. With this expert guidance, you’ll find you have more extension, alignment, and balance than ever before.

ABOUT THE DESTINATION: Salt Spring Island is known as the largest and most popular of the many gulf islands on the west coast of Canada. With its spectacular coastal and pastoral scenery, the island offers many outdoor activities, as well as the opportunity to explore dozens of artist studios and artisanal farms and markets. The workshop will be held in a private studio with accommodations close by. Salt Spring Island is a quick float plane ride from Vancouver International Airport. Or you can arrive via a stunning ferry ride from Vancouver or Victoria.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: The scoliotic spine affects not only the bones and muscles but also the nerves. In this workshop, held in a beautiful studio immersed in the west coast rainforest, you will learn yoga movements that help your spine follow your eyes, redirecting it’s patterns through the use of props, walls and other external stimuli. With this guidance, you’ll find you have more extension, alignment, and balance than ever before.

ABOUT DEBORAH: Having practiced yoga for her own scoliosis since 1994, Deborah has found that alignment-based yoga can control back pain and arrest the progression of the curvature and twist. She has been teaching students with scoliosis and other back conditions since 2000 in New York City, nationwide and in Europe and Asia. From 2007-2014 Deborah co-founded and served as co-Director of the successful Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis. In January 2015 Deborah founded the workers' cooperative Samamkaya Yoga Backcare and Scoliosis Collective in Manhattan.


SECURE YOUR SPOT WITH A DEPOSIT. SAVE $50 before APRIL 1st, 2017




Location: 
Salt Spring Island BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
Location Description: 
A private, yoga retreat studio
Guest Instructor: 
Deborah Wolk

YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS - Parts I & II

In Nanaimo with Elise Browning Miller
September 14 to September 18, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS, Parts 1 & 2
with Elise Browning Miller

September 14-18, 2017
Part 1 : Thursday Sept 14, evening, to Saturday Sept 16, mid-day.
Part 2 : Saturday Sept 16, evening, to Monday, Sept 18, mid-day. Prerequisite Part 1.
(exact times TBD)
Take one or take both!

Join Senior Certified Iyengar Teacher Elise Miller for a special 5-day, two-part Yoga for Scoliosis workshop. Classes will be held at the fully equipped and stunning Yoga Weyr near Nanaimo on gorgeous Vancouver Island. Guests will stay close by at the 10-acre park-like waterfront estuary that is Kiwi Cove Lodge. Optional evening activities will include a mixture of social and educational events. Nature walks, river swimming and delicious shared meals included. Get away from your routine and immerse yourself in the teachings. With all of your material needs taken care of, you can focus on learning, relaxing and socializing in your preferred amounts.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone with scoliosis, whether currently a yoga student or not. Teachers and teachers-in-training are also urged to attend to gain knowledge and be more skillful when assisting their students with scoliosis. Participants who teach yoga may use this workshop for on-going education and apply hours toward a certificate in Yoga for Scoliosis from Elise Browning Miller.

Investment: Includes 20 hours of instruction, 4 nights accommodation, Thursday dinner to Monday lunch, evening educational and social activities on yoga, scoliosis and healthy movement. Coordination of transportation to and from The Yoga Weyr nad Kiwi Cove Lodge. Plenty of fun, learning and aha moments. Accommodation spaces are double occupancy.

$1150 Earlybird rate available until March 15, 2017
$1250 after March 15, 2017

Non-refundable deposit payable upon booking: $500

Commuter price - Workshop only (no meals or accommodations)
$640 For Parts 1 & 2
$320 For one workshop only

COST FULL PACKAGE: $1250+tax (CAN) includes both workshops, accommodations and 3 meals per day. Early bird price $1150.
Deposit: $400.
COST WORKSHOP ONLY : $320+tax (CAN) per workshop. Early bird price $270. Deposit: $100
Deposits are non-refundable.

SECURE YOUR SPOT with a deposit! REGISTER before MARCH 15th and SAVE $100!!!

READ TESTIMONIALS FROM LAST YEAR'S WORKSHOP:

“Elise Miller has decades of knowledge and experience on scoliosis care - she is brilliant and so helpful. I feel less pain and more empowered immediately! Also, sharing the weekend with others was wonderful. I have felt very alone with my diagnosis and pain, so the group connection was great.”

“I finally accepted the fact that I have scoliosis, because now I see the possibility to lessen the pain and tension.”

“Yoga can always improve a situation.”

“It was an amazing time. I’ve definitely been inspired by these amazing teachers to continue my yoga journey at home.”

“Great opportunity to focus and learn about the anatomy and the impact of poses on the anatomy.”

“I thought the course was perfect. Everything was great. I would recommend this course to anyone with scoliosis.”


SECURE YOUR SPOT!! SAVE $100 before MARCH 15th

Submit your deposit to Register!




Location: 
Yoga Weyr
1990 Frey Road
Nanaimo , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA