I first learnt about Forest Bathing a year ago, just before visiting Japan as a faculty exchange for Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada. I was surprised to learn that Shinrin-Yoku originated from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture in the 1980s (Longhurst & Takemasa, 2018), not from a country like Canada known for its lush forests, vast oceans, and majestic mountains. But after I learnt more about their hectic lifestyle, it made perfect sense that the Japanese people needed to learn the art of relaxation through visiting forests far away from the stresses of a typical urban life.
Yoga Therapy International News
To help us keep strong both physically and emotionally during these challenging times, Maggie invites you to join her for Zoom Yoga Therapy offerings this Spring being filmed in the beautiful community where she and her husband Walter now live when not working or playing in Vancouver.
Relax & Energize
In this Zoom class, you will experience a mix of standing, seated and supine/prone poses that focus on flexibility, strength & relaxation. No props needed except for a Yoga mat, pillow, chair, and blanket!
Sundays 10-11:30 am
April 26 – June 14, 2020
On January 6, 2020, Yoga Therapy International’s (YTI) 2019-2021 cohort begins its Term 2 studies at Yoga Raksanam in Chennai, India with Maggie Reagh’s master teachers, with whom she has been studying for the past 18 years.
During this workshop, Ayurvedic Yogini-s, Insiya Rasiwala and Maggie Reagh will teach you how to cook both traditional (vegetarian) and non-traditional (low carb, vegan, grain-free, keto & paleo friendly) kitchori/kichadi as a wonderful way to cleanse your way into Spring!
We will also review the 3 dosha-s (energetics) of Ayurveda and how food relates to balancing each of them, thereupon providing you with handouts of our recipes and Ayurveda basics. The workshop will end with us sharing our group cooking efforts and take away experiences.
Thursday classes are back by popular demand!
Our winter term starts on January 13th and ends on April 4th, 2019. No classes during Spring Break: February 10th, 14th,17th and 21st.
RELAX & ENERGIZE: Sundays 4pm to 6pm
In this class, you will experience a mix of standing, seated and supine/prone poses that focus on flexibility, strength & relaxation. Expect to have some energy to do your Sunday evening chores yet sleep deeply Sunday night!