CLASSES / WORKSHOPS / RETREATS / TEACHER TRAINING

Therapeutic in nature, alignment focused, and based on the individual needs of students.


So much more than exercise; I offer the physical asana (postures) interwoven with deeper spiritual, philosophical, and energetic teachings. I use deliberate and intelligent sequencing, props (such as blankets and straps), and draw on my experience, and long term study, of a variety of traditions including yoga therapy, movement therapeutics, anatomy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, spiritual psychology, and Theravadin Buddhism.

In my classes students consistently find greater capacity, less pain in their bodies, and a new level in the postures.

My intention is to create a safe and warm space where depth in practice is encouraged. My students appreciate the warm and welcoming container I provide which allows one to dive more fully into the deep experience yoga and meditation provides.


EVENT/CLASS SCHEDULE:


Thursdays July 12th, 19th, 26th, Aug.2nd 2018 (5:30pm-7:30pm)

4 Session 'Therapeutic Alignment Yoga' with Jennifer

(2186 Oak Bay Avenue), Victoria BC

** If you miss a class you can make it up in the next series **

These classes are designed to be a well rounded approach to yoga. Some gentle joint opening movements, some standing alignment poses, and some restorative and restful practices to finish it off. Class is very appropriate for beginner yoga students as well as more seasoned practitioners. If you want to practice in a small group, spend more time with the poses, or you feel you would benefit from one on one attention these classes are for you. Meditation and various breathing techniques are introduced during class and there is also the opportunity to ask questions and address issues and injuries specific to your body. The class involves lots of hands on and manual adjustments that lead to greater ease and space in the body.

COST: $65 for 4 weeks (8 hours of instruction) 

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Mondays Sept.3rd, Sept.10th, Sept.17th, Sept.24th, Oct.1st (6:45pm-8:45pm)

Tuesdays Sept.4th, Sept.11th, Sept.18th, Sept.25th, Oct.2nd 2018 (10am-12pm)

Thursdays Sept.6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Oct.4th 2018 (5:30pm-7:30pm)

5 Session 'Therapeutic Alignment Yoga' with Jennifer

(2186 Oak Bay Avenue), Victoria BC

** You can register for more than one series - great if you want to attend more than one class a week! ** 

** If you miss a class you can make it up in another series or the next month **

These classes are designed to be a well rounded approach to yoga. Some gentle joint opening movements, some standing alignment poses, and some restorative and restful practices to finish it off. Class is very appropriate for beginner yoga students as well as more seasoned practitioners. If you want to practice in a small group, spend more time with the poses, or you feel you would benefit from one on one attention these classes are for you. Meditation and various breathing techniques are introduced during class and there is also the opportunity to ask questions and address issues and injuries specific to your body. The class involves lots of hands on and manual adjustments that lead to greater ease and space in the body.

COST: $80 for 5 weeks (10 hours of instruction) 

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Sept.8th 2018

Radiant Resilient Immunity Day Retreat with Jennifer

Roundhouse farmVictoria BC   

**single class $30+tax, full session (2 classes) $50+tax

Practice with Jennifer at the beautiful Roundhouse Farm. These 2.5 hour classes allow for skillful sequencing and an immersion that is not possible in shorter classes. Class size is small and students receive individual attention. Each class involves a short talk and a movement practice. Take both sessions or just one. Each session is appropriate for all levels including seasoned practitioners and those who have limited mobility and/or flexibility. 

9:30am - 12pm - Radiant Resilient Immunity - The bodies lymphatic channels are very important when it comes to overall immunity and the circulation of Prana, or energy. This class will help to free the Lungs and unwind the lymphatic system which supports deep immunity. The class begins with a series of therapeutic movements done on the floor designed to create structural integration and somatic awareness. It then slowly and deliberately leads to standing poses and finishes with breath work or pranayama.

1pm - 3:30pm - Release into Fall - In five element theory, the months of fall are related to the metal element and are considered a time of surrender. Fall is a time of transition. It is a time when "vata" is more predominant, which can cause feelings of unsteadiness or anxiety. Because of this, practices that help us to find grounding and resilience support us in finding harmony this time of year. Through using meditation techniques, yin yoga, and restorative yoga, our afternoon session will be very supportive and gentle as we explore the energetics of fall. 

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Oct.12th-14th 2018

Mindful Yin Yoga Intensive (Module 1)

Tree of Life Studio, Greeley, Colorado,  

This intensive is designed for yoga teachers and yoga students who would like to deepen their understanding of the practice and instruction of Yin Yoga. This intensive comes with a manual and is considered teacher training for Yoga Alliance credit. Read more here.

REGISTER: Tree of Life Studio


Nov. 16th - 18th 2018

Mindful Yin Yoga Intensive (Module 1 - Yin Foundations) - 20hr Training

* Registration open to yoga students and yoga teachers

Victoria, BC, Canada 

Yin yoga has gained a massive amount of popularity over the last few years. Unfortunately, its not always taught and practiced with a solid understanding of yin yoga theory and how to apply yin yoga in a way that is safe and therapeutic. 

Jennifer's unique teaching approach blends her deep and extensive background in not only yoga and Buddhist mindfulness, but also her in-depth study of therapeutic movement, anatomy, and Chinese Medicine. This blend results in a study of yin yoga that is not dogmatic and instead aims to address the individual needs of students leading to a deeply transformative and healing practice. Jennifer teaches yin yoga teacher training nationally and internationally and has been teaching yin yoga for nearly a decade.

This immersion is designed for yoga teachers and yoga students who would like to deepen their understanding of the practice and instruction of Yin Yoga. We will explore through physical practice, visual and written material and group discussion:

  • Yin Yoga theory and its benefits
  • Coverage of Yin postures & modifications for all levels including variations for injuries and limitations
  • Mindfulness meditation and Heart practices to support the yin practice
  • Anatomy specific to yin yoga
  • Exploration of the breath and associated breathing practices
  • Yin Yoga sequencing
  • How to use props in yin yoga
  • Locations of the meridians and acupressure points that can be used during practice or teaching
  • Chinese Medicine theory 
  • Teaching Yoga with integrity
  • Multiple experiential practice sessions

Open to all students. This immersion comes with a manual and is considered yin yoga teacher training for Yoga Alliance credit.

COST: EARLY BIRD (register before Sept.15th): $370 (includes manual)

REGISTER: please email Heidi at support@jenniferraye.com


Tuesdays Nov.6th, Nov.13th, Nov.20th, Nov.27th, Dec.4th 2018 (10am-12pm)

Thursdays Nov.8th, Nov.15th, Nov.22nd, Nov.29th, Dec.6th 2018 (5:30pm-7:30pm)

Mondays Nov.12th, Nov.19th, Nov.26th, Dec.3rd, Dec.10th 2018 (6:45pm-8:45pm)

5 Session 'Therapeutic Alignment Yoga' with Jennifer

(2186 Oak Bay Avenue), Victoria BC

All classes run 5:30-7:30pm ** If you miss a class you can make it up in the next series **

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Jan/Feb 2019

Calm and Renew Online Program

9 months Online - details TBA

Sign up for early info and notice when registration opens HERE