March 28-31 2019 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Marla Ericksen

Marla is a versatile and spirited presenter who thrives on educating, entertaining and empowering people through the practice of Yoga, meditation and integrative fitness. Marla's primary interest as a teacher involves accessing and nurturing all dimensions of our humanity through body-based consciousness, human energetics and psycho-spiritual inquiry. As a graduate of the acclaimed Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Training at Spirit Rock in California and in her role as a mentor for the Insight Yoga Institute directed by Sarah & Ty Powers, she draws extensively from Buddhism and transpersonal psychology in her approach. Marla is the owner and director of Empower ME Yoga Studio & Teacher Training Academy in Ottawa. Her passion unfolds on a path that includes extensive travel to present at conferences, retreats, teacher training and experiential intensives internationally.

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Yin Yoga: Foundation Training & Experiential Intensive

All Levels, Teacher Training, Therapeutic

Marla Ericksen - TH1ERI

This intensive will introduce participants to the essential foundation practices of Yin yoga. While training will highlight the receptive Yin-style postures, complementary Yang yoga forms will be included to provide balance and context. We will study the purpose, method and effects of Yin yoga on the body, the heart and the mind. This intensive is designed to be both an introduction and immersion in Yin yoga. For teachers, this session will cultivate both confidence and competence in sharing the practice. It will also provide a solid platform for independent discovery of body-based consciousness through personal practice for any yogi. The entire session will be conducted through the lens of mindfulness in order to benefit from the immediate and lingering effects of Yin yoga in the larger context of life. This session is suitable for aspiring and certified yoga teachers, therapeutic practitioners, fitness professionals and dedicated yoga students who are interested in a comprehensive introduction to this profound collection of practices in universal balance, human energetics and spiritual evolution.

THURSDAY MARCH 28

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Yin Yoga for the Chakras

Marla Ericksen - SA2ERI

You will be guided through on a journey of understanding each chakra using Yin poses to stimulate and harmonize each. In addition, we will use Bija chants, imagery, mantra, and pranayama to deepen your experience. The benefits of this combination of practices will send a healing reverberation through your entire being and, by extension, your life!

SATURDAY MARCH 30

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)

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Yoga Prehab

Marla Ericksen - SA4ERI

We can all enjoy optimal physical functioning as one of the many benefits of practicing Yoga. In this session, Marla shares a progressive Yoga practice that is generically therapeutic in nature. This workshop is geared towards discovering, establishing, and reinforcing functional movement patterns with the vision of enjoying a sustainable yoga practice by emphasizing mobility and stability; strength and flexibility; tension and integrity. This practice can benefit any level of practitioner.

SATURDAY MARCH 30

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)

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Mindfulness Meditation: Embracing the Mystery

Marla Ericksen - SA5ERI

Our time together will explore mindfulness practice (sitting, standing, walking, and lying meditation) while weaving in the energies of forgiveness, compassion, joy, and lovingkindness. Come discover how embodied mindfulness leads to welcoming each precious moment as the mystery of the universe unfolds with you as a vital component of existence.

SATURDAY MARCH 30

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (2 HRS)

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