Join us for our Virtual Yogatonia (yoga for people with Dystonia) Sessions this Fall
Yoga instructor Jaya will lead you through a relaxing session over Zoom.
*Live sessions only - DMRF Canada will not be recording for later viewing.*
Sept. 18, 2021
Oct. 16, 2021
Nov. 20, 2021
1:00 PM PT (Vancouver)
2:00 PM MT (Edmonton)
3:00 PM CT (Winnipeg)
4:00 PM ET (Toronto)
5:00 PM AT (Halifax)
Each class is comprised of a 60-minute yoga and meditation session with our instructor, Jaya, and ends with a 30-minute feedback period providing an opportunity for you to ask Jaya your yoga related questions.
Thanks to the generous support of the Edmonton Dystonia Support Group
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.
Recommendations for the session: If possible, use a non-slip surface placed near a wall, a chair, and any yoga blocks or a couple of cushions if available.
From the instructor: “After you finish your practice, I suggest taking your time in transitioning to your other activities as the nervous system will be quite settled. Make sure to hydrate with lots of water and electrolytes."
Yoga is more than mere exercise. It is a profound life tool to support engaged and conscious living while providing innumerable benefits to the body. Yogatonia is a safe workshop for individuals with Dystonia in which a variety of practices will be experienced. Gentle yoga postures are designed to strengthen, stabilize, and relax the body. Breathing techniques and meditation will soothe the mind and calm the nervous system. Your guide will offer modifications for all exercises to help tailor the class to your unique needs.
Jaya has been working with people with dystonia in Edmonton from the Prana Yoga Studio.
"Yoga changed my life both when I began practicing over 20 years ago and through the collective years spent in quietude paying attention to my inner environment. Teaching in the holistic practice of Akhanda Yoga for the past 14 years has been a privilege through which I have worked with individuals to engage their hearts with their lives while witnessing the growth and shift into freedom as the fruit of exploring the mind. I am dedicated to a daily meditation and conscious movement practice and maintain a commitment to both utilize and share these profound life tools. Four children have graced me with their presence and teach me masterfully and comically. I invite students to share with me in the release of suffering and dive into our liberation. Mind/body/soul."
Code of Conduct
During this online session it is the responsibility of all of participants and hosts to create and maintain a welcoming and accepting environment. All participants and hosts are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Meeting Code of Conduct.
The Meeting Code of Conduct is the expectation that participants and hosts will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with generally accepted standards of behaviour, DMRF Canada regulations and policies, and in compliance with federal, provincial and municipal laws. Unacceptable standards of behaviour include dressing inappropriately, using inappropriate or disrespectful language, inappropriate or disrespectful gestures.
If you do not wish to be seen or heard, please keep your camera or microphone turned off. Participants joining by phone will have their phone numbers masked for privacy. Please refrain from sharing any confidential information during the session.
All questions during a presentation should be asked through the chat panel unless otherwise stated. Inappropriate or disrespectful language in the chat panel or on video or audio will not be tolerated. The host/co-hosts reserve the right to remove anyone who does not behave accordingly.
By entering the meeting, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms above.