Meditation Medley: Mala, Breath, Movement, and Chanting is the title of a special class being held Friday, January 6 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Participants will experience an assortment of yogic techniques to help bring more focus and joy into the new year. The workshop will be held at Health Within Holistic Centre, 500B Queen Street in Charlottetown. It is the first of five Yoga workshops held in January and February with Yoga Ink and teacher Ruth Richman.

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Posted on 04 Jan 2017 by yogaink

Health Within Holistic Centre, 500 B Queen Street, Charlottetown


January 6- Meditation Medley: mala, breath, movement, and chanting.

Friday 6:30 – 8:30 PM $30 inc. hst Kundalini Yoga uses many methods to get one’s attention off the outside world and place it on the inside. Experience these ancient techniques and perhaps find something that helps your new year intentions. A 108 bead mala is included. Great for beginners and experienced at all levels of physical and meditative practices.


January 20 - Chakras & Healing Crystals on the Mat includes a set of 8 crystals

Friday 6:30 - 8:30 PM $30 inc. hst. Back by popular demand! Eight ancient energy centers will be explored while on the mat in Yoga poses and meditation. Eight healing crystals will be introduced and used during relaxation to deepen the experience. The chakras are swirling energy vortices of colour, vibration, and sound as are the crystals although they move at a much slower pace. Can we slow down to hear them and feel them? A fun workshop of connection and physical practices. Some yoga experience is suggested. NOTE: all new! not the same crystals as used in 2016, or postures either!


January 21 – Which way is UP? How the Energy Flows in an Asana

Saturday 9 am – 12 noon $25 inc. hst Downward Dog is the same as Boat, which is the same as a Seated Forward Bend, which is the same as Plow Posture! It all depends on which way is up! Upward Bow is the same as Wheel! Moving the body’s muscles sequentially and with attention as to how the prana or energy moves in the body can increase the positive experience on the mat, reduce possible injury, and also help you defy gravity! A workshop of physical asanas with breath work and relaxation. The general information of muscle chains is easily transferred to life and how you move your body while you walk or run, get in and out of the car, reach into the back seat, etc. Some yoga experience is suggested.


February 10 - Rest and Renew A candle-lit class.

Friday 6:30 – 8:30 PM $20 inc. hst We are a sleep deprived society. Restorative Yoga can be used as an aid to sleep or as a way to relax deeply while awake. It uses cushions and bolsters to ease the body into deep relaxation. Quiet music, soft lights, and other relaxation techniques will be introduced. Suitable for beginners and all levels and styles of practice.

February 11 – Yin Yoga and Mudras – The Quiet Challenges

Saturday 9 am -12 noon $25 inc. hst Yin Yoga has been used successfully to help sufferers of trauma and PTSD. For everyone, it introduces the idea of “non-striving” to the yoga mat which creates deep relaxation similar to that found in Restorative Yoga. It can challenge the body and help create true flexibility. No falling asleep on the mat with Yin Yoga! Instead, you find a deep acceptance for your body and emotions. With its long holds and well-placed supports Yin Yoga can open the hips and ease lower back distress. Mudras are intentional hand gestures which we use consciously and unconsciously to help us in life. Anjali mudra or Prayer Posture is used by many spiritual paths; putting your hand to the forehead to help you think is an ancient mudra, also. Adding specific mudras to the quiet holds of Yin postures brings to the practice a meditation with intent. The practice ends with a led Yoga Nidra or Yoga Sleep. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.


Pre-pay for all five: $110
tax included
Health Within Holistic Centre, 500 B Queen Street, Charlottetown,
To register: ruth@yogaink.com 902-583-2674
Pay with cash, etransfer or personal cheque.
Posted on 22 Dec 2016 by yogaink
Yoga Ink

Ruth Richman, E-RYT500

902-583-2674

ruth@yogaink.com



Autumn Schedule:

September 8 - December 15

Mondays 6 class or 12 class sessions
Thursdays 8 class or 13 class sessions



$14 per class prepaid for the session you choose

pay for once a week – one free class

pay for twice a week – two free classes

pay for long session - three or four free classes

HST in all prices



All classes drop-in friendly $16



NO CLASSES:

November 19 - January 4
Winter Session Thursday January 5 - Thursday February 2

Thanksgiving Monday October 10

Halloween Monday October 31

November 7 and 10 (Yin Training)



Charlottetown

Health Within Holistic Centre

500 B Queen Street

Thursday:

begins September 8

4:45 - 6:15 PM Asanas of Astanga - flow and detail


6:30 - 8:00 PM Kundalini




Monday:

begins September 12

4:45 - 6:15 PM Ruth’s Blend - flow, detail, and Yin

6:30 - 8:00 PM Basics Blend - flow, detail, and Yin







Special Yoga Events:

Winter Workshop Schedule is now out!

May 5-6, 2017

Doug Keller

Yoga Therapy Workshop

Friday evening and all day Saturday

Trinity United Church,

Charlottetown



May 26-28, 2017

“Spring Sadhana Celebration the Second!”

A Kundalini Yoga Retreat

With Ruth Richman and Debra Bathgate

(Atmabir Kaur and Navraj Kaur)


November 12-16, 2017

Yin Yoga Retreat

with Biff Mithoefer

“Yin Yoga and Story Telling”

We tell ourselves and each others stories all our lives - we store them in our bodies and minds whether they are true or not.

Villa Madonna Retreat House, Rothesay, NB



all classes taught

by Ruth Richman ERYT-500

902-583-2674 ruth@yogaink.com
Posted on 16 Aug 2016 by yogaink
Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour and the advanced 300 hour courses begin fall of 2017!

Yoga Ink is a registered private training school in PEI for Yoga Teacher Training, both the foundational 200 hour course and the advanced 300 hour course. New 200 hour and 300 hour courses are beginning September 2017! Funding possibilities exist with the new status with student loans from banks and perhaps from Skills PEI.

The foundations course is eclectic and comprehensive delving into many yoga topics with detail such as asana, meditation, pranayama, how to design classes, how to demonstrate, speak, teach! And many, many other topics are introduced and studied including philosophy, the Bhagavadgita, the Sutras of Patanjali, ethics, and lifestyle. A qualified guest instructor teaches basic anatomy.

Many styles of yoga are introduced to see how they vary in action but are similar in intent. Students get to "try on" Yin, Astanga, Kundalini, Power, Hot, and Restorative and participate via dvds the styles of some of today's top teachers i other styles.

Students teach each other almost every weekend getting comfortable with public speaking, "teaching" vs. "leading" classes, learning to see the way the energy moves in a posture, and probably the most fun - how to assist and how to adjust students in postures.

The course is eight weekends, usually they begin in September and end in the spring.

The advanced 300 hour program is thirteen weekends and has a yoga therapy bend to it. Certified teachers attending bring with them their style and experiences which help round out the course. Each weekend we meet students teach each other with classes for people with special needs (such as movement disorders, scoliosis), classes that target specific body parts, classes that spark their interest (such as kids yoga, Yoga for Compassion Fatigue). In addition there are great books to read and discuss, yoga topics to explore deeply, lifestyles choices to try on, and much much more!

Yoga Ink is recognized by Yoga Alliance (USA) as a registered Yoga School for 200 hour and 300 hour courses and Ruth Richman is recognized by them as a E-RYT 500 (experienced registered yoga teacher 500 hours level, their highest level of recognition).

Ruth has had thousands of hours of training in many styles of yoga and Yoga Therapy. She has been teaching Yoga Teacher Training for 11 years and Yoga classes for more than 35 years. She also has a Yoga Therapy practice called Yoga for You!

To receive more information about the courses or to talk to Ruth email yoga ink.com or go to the website yoga ink.com or call 902-583-2674.
Posted on 16 Aug 2016 by yogaink
private sessions of Yoga Therapy, Kundalini Sadhana,
Hatha Yoga, Aroma Touch, Reiki, and more recognized by most private health plans!
Ruth Richman ERYT500 ruth@yogaink.com
902-583-2674


Yoga Therapy may help with: stress, scoliosis, PTSD, movement disorders, digestive problems, posture problems, inflexibility, repetitive stress syndrome, balance, insomnia and other sleep issues, arthritis, memory loss, bone density, strength, grief, compassion fatigue, and other inter-related issues. Yoga Therapy is a process that includes my input and your practice, it is not something I do to you.

Yoga for You! Yoga Therapy:

Initial Consultation; includes 2 one hour sessions 1 - 4 weeks apart, intake form, questionnaire, take home practices, printed material.

Yoga Therapy: follow up one hour session
Drop in Yoga Therapy: a one hour session of consultation, information, take home practices, emailed information as needed.

Kundalini Yoga for You!
40 day Sadhana: includes 2 one hour sessions, questionnaire specific to Sadhana (daily practice), a sadhana designed just for you, printed material, and 40 days of online support as needed.
A Second Sadhana: for those that have completed a 40 day Sadhana and would like another. Includes one session, questionnaire, a new sadhana designed just for you, printed material, and 40 days online support as needed.
Kundalini Yoga: enjoy a healing Kundalini experience just for you - can include help with modifications for Kundalini postures, pranayama (breath), guidance in meditation, relaxation with the gong, and chanting.
Meditation
There are many styles and techniques of meditation. One hour consult to help you find the right practices for you. Reduce stress, create healing habits, enjoy life more! Written and emailed information included.
Led Meditation: one hour session includes a led meditation followed by a deep relaxation. Includes Conscious Breathing and Mindfulness Meditation.
Breath Techniques – Pranayama: the fastest method to connect the spirit with the body and mind is conscious breathing. Within the first breath change begins and benefits are felt. There are many styles and many techniques of pranayama (breath awareness). One hour consult to help you find the right practices for you.
Yoga Nidra: a led practice that leaves you in a deeply relaxed state. Is it meditation? Is it Pranayama? It is “Yogic Sleep” a very healing state. Excellent for sleep disorders, anxiety, and stress.
Breathwalk: a meditation technique to take with you while you walk or run. There are 26 Breathwalks that address different emotional states including depression, stress, and vitality. Warm-up and Cool down included. Come take a walk with me! Handouts included. 1 to 1.25 hour.
Aroma Touch: a relaxing, scent-filled hour combining essential oils and very light touch following energy meridians on the back, hands, and feet. Eases deep stress by balancing the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system.
Reiki: one hour of hands on or hands off energy balancing for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki encourages the prana (or chi) our "life force energy” to flow easily through the body helping us be healthy and happy.
Food for You!: information and suggestions for eating for You!: one hour session to help bring more light into your food choices. Eat to live happily, healthfully, and more lightly on this earth. Not a fad diet but food ideas to bring into your life. To the table I bring more than 45 years experience of exploring new foods; living and working with alternative diets (vegan, vegetarian, fruitarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free etc.); and living with and observing the connections between food, weight, and emotional health. You bring your questions. Recipes and other information will follow by email. Yoga techniques to help appetite and digestion.
Hatha Yoga: one hour private Hatha sessions (yin, restorative, astanga, or blend) can get you started with a physical practice or take you to a deeper level in your existing practice, or help with modifications for your situation.
Yoga Therapy is recognized by most private health plans through Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (A.N.N. Canada)
HST will be added to all prices.
Please note Yoga Therapy is not a substitute or solution for medical issues.


Posted on 29 Jun 2016 by yogaink
Spring Sadhana Celebration!
May 26-28, 2017
Villa Madonna, Rothesay, NB
Explore what it means to be Happy, Healthy, and Whole!


Bring the practice of Kundalini Yoga into your life with two early morning sadhanas, kriyas, chants, meditations, Celestial
Communication, Breathwalk, double gong relaxations and more!


Includes two nights single accommodation with shared facilities, Friday supper through Sunday lunch and snacks, seven
Kundalini Yoga Experiences plus free time to relax, explore the grounds, or just BE!
Atmabir Ruth at ruth@yogaink.com or Navraj Debra at dbdebraji@gmail.com 902-583-2674 www.yogaink.com

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