Join Kathy and Elizabeth to stretch your body, tickle your heart and soothe your soul. Drawing inspiration from yoga, breath awareness, tai chi and Thai massage, we’ll invite a playful curiosity through movement and stillness. Let’s have some fun!
Here’s what we’ll be doing:
- After a morning spent in nature enjoying outdoor play, we’ll come inside to slow down and get curious about ourselves. In a world filled with external demands, we’ll invite quiet reflection. Listen to your body; be present; breathe.
- During the last half of the class, we’ll move into delicious restorative poses. With simple props supporting your body, tensions can melt away. Elizabeth will offer subtle Thai massage to encourage deeper relaxation. Yum!
Gentle movement makes the workshop accessible to all bodies and abilities – no previous experience required.
Please bring the following items with you! If you don’t have them, no worries; we’ll MacGyver something that works.
- Yoga mat
- Shawl or sweater (your body will cool off during the restorative poses)
- Thick blanket
- One pillow
- Your inner kid
Elizabeth Ewanchuk loves climbing rocks and trees, feeling the sun’s warmth on her face and squishing soil between her toes. When she’s not climbing, cycling or getting bendy on her yoga mat, you’ll likely ﬁnd her in the kitchen concocting something yummy. Either that or tormenting her three very naughty feline roommates.
Always fascinated by the interconnectedness of life, she tackled her own health challenges holistically and now shares her wisdom as a Sports Injury Specialist, where she weaves traditional healing methods with modern science to help athletes reach peak performance.
Nature, celebration and connection are three threads that weave throughout Kathy Lee’s life. Yoga arrived in Kathy’s life following a back injury, which left her feeling fearful of surgery and incapable of participating in her favourite outdoor activities without pain. Deciding to postpone surgery Kathy began attending regular yoga classes. Letting go of fear and allowing for slow and gradual physical improvement over a number of years eventually led Kathy to wholeheartedly complete her yoga teacher training in 2013. She now shares her experience and compassion in her work as the Manager and yoga teacher at The Yoga Sanctuary Danforth.
Kathy also spent 12 years living with her husband in an intentional community where they shared the joys of planning and preparing weekly meals and celebrations for up to 75 children and adults. She also worked in her community as a consensus facilitator; organic gardener with a weekly market; and as an environmental educator for a non-profit grassroots group dedicated to protecting a local river.
Kathy believes that yoga invites us to a deeper understanding of ourselves, which then ripples outwards in all directions connecting us to others, to the earth, to the universe.