upcoming events.

Posted on August 16, 2016 .

yoga events-aug.

Aug 12 1:45-3:45pm || Calm Rebel: Restore & Recharge || Workshop at One Yoga for the People, Gastown

Join Carolyn Anne Budgell for a much-needed body and breath reset. Return to the here and now with restorative yoga and soothing breathwork.

This meditative workshop invites you to pause from whatever ideas, stress and expectations you’ve been stuck in. Through simple, relaxing poses and breathwork, you’ll have the opportunity to let go of rigidity and relieve your tense muscles and a strung out nervous system. Expect to: boost your immune system, decrease blood pressure, improve digestion and fatigue along with a myriad of other physical and emotional benefits.

There will be time for questions and note-taking as well as an affirming meditation at the end to tie in this concept that slowness is the reset we often need most.

Cost: $30. Please bring a strap and a block.

Aug 12 1:45-3:45pm

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

yoga events-sept.

Go with the Flow: Asana & Meditations for the 2nd Chakra || Sat Sept 16, 12:30-3pm || Semperviva Sea Studio, Granville Island

As another summer comes to a close, we return to routine and darker days. Make the shift a conscious one, rather than relying on unhealthy habits or the same old thought patterns to barely get you through. 

Join Carolyn for an all-levels workshop geared to getting your blood flowing, your pelvis/lower back spacious and your mind ready for change!

The 2nd Chakra (Svadisthana) is located in the lower abdomen and sacrum/tailbone area. When we practice yoga poses and certain meditations to tap into this area, we connect to which beliefs prevent us from taking big steps forward, from actively making shifts in our lives and from starting new creative projects. The 2nd Chakra and the transition into the fall months both symbolize creativity, transition, rebirth, pleasure and the need for personal boundaries. Learn ways to discover a more empowered and joyful you as you create life shifts that are smooth and mindful.

You can expect: all levels flow yoga, a discussion/review of the 2nd Chakra, journalling, meditations to bring more awareness and connectivity to your process around the life phase you are in.

Registration Opening Soon.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

yoga events-sept.

A weekend meditation retreat || Nectar Yoga B&B, Bowen Island || Sept 22-24, 2017

Join Carolyn for a weekend immersed in nature and reflection at Nectar Yoga on Bowen Island. 

This is an opportunity to press pause on the noise and busyness of life. Dive in to what remains when we take away such distractions… the heart and clarity of your truest self. 

Give your body and mind a weekend of restorative yoga, seated meditations, walking meditations, fireside stillness, wholesome meals and lightheartedness towards this whole journey. 

The weekend is catered by Culver City Salads (vegetarian meals).

All double occupancy. $675 per person. 

** Email carolynabudgell@gmail.com for more info and to register.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

yoga events-oct.

Bloom Festival || Oct 6 - 8, 2017 || Edmonton, Alberta

BLOOM Festivals offer you an incredible experience for all levels of yogis to move you into the space where creativity and inspiration meet. 

Spend your day practicing yoga, going on meditation walks or sit down with us in beautiful locations with live musicians and a lovely community of people aspiring to be the best version of themselves to make a difference in our world.

Join me for various workshops!

Register HERE

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

yoga events-oct.

A Path with Heart, Retreat to Mexico with Carolyn & Clara || Oct 21-28th, 2017 || Haramara Retreat, Sayulita, Mexico

Third time's a charm! Join Carolyn Anne Budgell and Clara Roberts-Oss in Sayulita, Mexico for a lighthearted, sunny and rejuvenating yoga retreat from Oct 21-28th, 2017.

Through 2 yoga classes daily (morning and late afternoon), they will share with you their love of movement, breath and music, all in a gorgeous setting amidst warm, healing sun.  Discover all the parts of yourself: the powerful, softer, playful and contemplative sides.

Clara and Carolyn will help you delve deeply into various aspects of yoga (including vinyasa flow, restorative, breaking it all down with workshops and pranayama) to create a harmony within and a balance to take back home…

Soak up all the yoga, meditation and exploration you like and top it off with long afternoon siestas in the shade. A truly sweet retreat.

The retreat will be held at Haramara Retreat centre,  5 minutes from Sayulita, perched on a magnificent cliff, with an infinity pool, private beach and much more!

Includes:

  • 2 Yoga Classes taught daily by Carolyn & Clara (2 hour practices including meditation, vinyasa flow, workshops and restorative)
  • 3 yummy meals (mostly vegetarian, incredibly fresh and locally sourced)
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Accommodations at Haramara
  • * daily surf, paddleboarding, snorkeling trips are extra and optional

Investment:

$1600 for Dorm that sleeps 4 

$1760 for Triple Occupancy

$1980 for Double Occupancy

$2800 for Single Occupancy 

All prices are in USD & tax. Payment plans are available.

Retreat starts on the 21st at 5pm and ends at 10am on the 28th. 

* email carolynabudgell@gmail.com for extra details and info on how to reserve a spot.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

yoga events-nov.

The Process of Teaching Meditation: An Intensive for Teachers || Nov 17-19, 2017 || One Yoga for the People, Gastown

Saturday 7:30 - 9:30am and 1:30-4pm, Sunday 7:30-9:30am and 1:30-4pm.  Eligible for 10 hours YA Continuing Education Credits

This training covers:

- the main pillars and the main goals of meditation 

- a brief history/background of meditation lineages

- your own healing process, the nature of your ego & mind

- the importance of inquiry and how to present potent questions (ie themes)

- how to teach various types of meditation & what is best for each group (from beginner to advanced)

- fundamentals for the teacher (trust, space, personal practice, be in the moment)

- how to teach from a place of authenticity/embodying presence

- barriers to teaching meditation (students, room problems etc)

- practice teaching to the group

- a handout of scientific findings

- an appendix of various meditations & journalling exercises

- extra homework & class observation 

* must be an instructor or have been practicing yoga/meditation for 3 years. 

Posted on June 27, 2016 .

upcoming events-feb.

Feb 2-4th 2017 || yoga & meditation with Clara and Carolyn || Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island

Join Clara and Carolyn for a rejuvenating weekend yoga retreat to Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island. Leave the city behind for 2 nights. Come for the yoga, meditation, forest/ocean hikes and deliciously prepared gourmet meals. Stay for the wood cabins, cozy fireplaces and reprieve from all your obligations.

Carolyn and Clara will be offering their favourite aspects of the practice in their favourite kind of environment: close to nature and with good people, eager to learn as well as relax!!

Included:

2 nights accommodation (private bedroom) and meals

4 yoga classes plus extra meditations and forest/ocean hikes

Retreat Time / Transportation: 

The retreat begins at 8:30 pm on Friday (catch the 10:10am or 7:20pm ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano)

The retreat ends at 4:00 pm on Sunday (catch the 5:05pm ferry from Galiano to Tsawwassen)

Cost:   ** $650 plus tax   

Posted on June 25, 2016 .

yoga events-apr 2018.

Apr 1-22, 2018 || Lila 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training || Sri Lanka

** Yoga Alliance Certified, Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga **

Join Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell in this holistic teacher training program designed to help you deepen your practice and understanding of the body as well as learn all the skills for instructing an incredible Vinyasa Yoga class.

Diving into a teacher training is not just for those who want to teach yoga, but also for those wishing to create a greater connection to breath, community and their inner teacher. This program focuses on the principles for living a balanced lifestyle in a modern society and how to be a role model for others.

YOU WILL LEARN…

- Why Yoga? What yoga means for us in the present day, why do we practice, how should we practice and how can we share it effectively with others?

- The Yoga Postures: detailed alignment and anatomy through daily asana labs to break it all down and build it up methodically.

- Safety and Options For Everyone: contraindications of yoga poses and variations for all levels of students (how to look at all different types of bodies!)

- Hands-on Adjustments: the delicate actions and ethics of touching and assisting others.

- Sequencing: an important chapter on intelligently sequencing yoga poses and creating seamless vinyasa flows with a heating element, peak poses and a calming cool down.

- The Roots: philosophy, Sanskrit pronunciation, overview of various lineages that contribute to the yoga we know today and history of the yoga tradition.

- Pranayama: various breathing techniques and gentle practices to understand our vital life force.

- Subtle Body Energies: chakras, nadis and other unseen lines flowing through the body.

- The Healing Powers of: mantra, meditation and the ancient medicine of Ayurveda.

- The Business of Yoga: how to get started, authentically integrating the many hats of a yoga teacher, settling in to your own voice, boundaries, honing in on a niche and your passion for teaching.

TRAINEES CAN EXPECT…

-       A daily yoga, pranayama and meditation practice. Because the best teacher is a lifelong student.

-       Applied hands-on teaching experience. Jump right in to practice teaching. Discover the authentic voice within. Clara and Carolyn are passionate about and committed to providing registered trainees with as much hands-on time teaching as possible during this training.

-       Exploration of anatomy basics in your own body. Learn anatomy from the best of the best and how it directly relates to yoga postures and to finding safe alignment in all poses.

-       Feedback on sequences and practice teaching. Growth comes from discussion, asking questions and learning ways to improve. Carolyn and Clara provide a safe environment for feedback on the physical and subtle aspects of teaching.

-       Relevant and personal stories/sharing. Your path and all that has led you to this moment is important. Explore ways to share your story while listening and connecting to the journeys of others.

-       Contemplating your unique body and the wisdom that lies within. Yoga is a practice of experimentation that spans our entire lifetime. We all require different poses and types of movement at different stages, but if you can honour and appreciate your phase at any given time, your respect and understanding for others will be instantly felt. Tune into your self, your wisdom and uncover how to teach from this place.

This course was carefully designed by Clara and Carolyn for anyone with two years of Vinyasa practice.

Accommodations & Rates at Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka

  • Big House Room = DBL $2978   SGL $3438
  • Deluxe Rooms =  DBL $3178  SGL $3786   
  • Bamboo Hut = DBL $3299  SGL$3827  
  • Sea View Room = DBL $3343 SGL$4079

(all prices in USD, tax not included. includes airport transfer and all meals. $500 deposit to reserve your space)

** min 2 years vinyasa yoga practice required **

email carolynabudgell@gmail.com for more information

Posted on June 23, 2016 .