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A Flowing, Mindful Yin Yoga practice for all levels
APRIL 20th – JUNE 8th 2015
MONDAYS 6:30 – 8:00pm
Fees on a sliding scale / 8-week session package: $80-$150 (pre-registration required)
Drop in: $15-$20 | To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-985-9448.
Spring time is wood time, the element associated with the Liver and Gallbladder energies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is the time of year where we experience the most new growth in the external world and a lot of strong internal shifting of energies which if blocked may manifest as increased irritability, headaches, digestive upsets or neck and shoulder stiffness. The ability to remain flexible while maintaining a strong creative vision for our future, in other words, the ability to “go with the flow” is the hallmark of a healthy Wood Element- hence the term Free and Easy Wanderer that is associated with a healthy Wood Element.
This spring, join Julie a licensed Acupuncturist, and experienced yoga teacher for a slow flowing practice inspired by the energies of the Spring Season. Our practice will incorporate yin yoga with some long held postures to release deep seated tensions and restore energy that can be dissipated in our lives through stress and busyness. There will be a focus on spinal flexibility, liver and digestive health, back, neck and shoulder tension relief, and opening to new creative possibilities.
About Julie Gladstone R.Ac, CYT, BFA
Julie has been teaching yoga since 2001. She completed her teacher training with David Goulet at the Chakra Yoga Centre in Victoria, BC. Julie worked as a private yoga teacher in Mexico for a year before moving to Montreal where she taught yoga at the McGill Medical Department, to youth at risk at the English School Board of Montreal and founded a small studio called “A Space To Breath”. Julie completed her BFA in painting and drawing at Concordia University in 2006. In 2012 Julie returned to Toronto to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and received her diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the S.S.C Acupuncture Institute. Julie is now a licensed Acupuncturist with CTCMPAO and has been continuing her studies in Alchemical Healing for Psychological and Spiritual Healing with mentor Lorie Dechar since 2012. Julie is the founder of Starving Artist Yoga Network in Toronto and remains committed to sharing yoga and wellness practices at a sliding scale. A student of Meditation and a Reiki Practitioner, Julie is known for her therapeutic and seasonal approach to yoga that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, meridian theory and mindfulness meditation practices. www.gladstoneacupuncture.com