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:

Before registering please review the refund/cancellation policy.


Sunday April 7th 2019

Pathways of Prana Day Retreat with Jennifer

Roundhouse farmVictoria BC   

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 Spacious Side Body - Opening the side body is important when it comes to connecting to your “breath print”, and freeing the flow of energy stuck in the diaphragm due to stress and shock. This class will help open the ribs, lungs, and psoas leading to greater respiratory capacity. 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 supported rest.

1pm - 3:30pm - Pathways of Prana - The diaphragm marks a transition between the lower body and the more refined upper body; physically and energetically. In eastern systems, the diaphragm and upper respiratory organs are associated with the circulation of prana or life force. Through using pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, yin yoga, and restorative yoga, our afternoon session will be very supportive and gentle as we explore the potency of prana and breath. 

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

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Mondays April 8th, 15th, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, June 10th, 17th, 24th (6:45pm-8:45pm)

'Therapeutic Alignment Yoga' with Jennifer

(2186 Oak Bay Avenue), Victoria BC

** If you miss a class you can make it up on another day or the next series **

MORE INFO HERE

COST: $144 for 9 weeks (18 hours of instruction) 

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Tuesdays April 9th, 16th, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, June 11th, 18th, 25th (10am-12pm)

'Therapeutic Alignment Yoga' with Jennifer

(2186 Oak Bay Avenue), Victoria BC

** If you miss a class you can make it up on another day or the next series **

MORE INFO HERE

COST: $144 for 9 weeks (18 hours of instruction) 

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Thursdays April 11th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (5:30pm-7:30pm)

'Therapeutic Alignment Yoga' with Jennifer

(2186 Oak Bay Avenue), Victoria BC

** If you miss a class you can make it up on another day or the next series **

MORE INFO HERE

COST: $144 for 9 weeks (18 hours of instruction) 

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


May 24th-26th 2019

Chinese Medicine for Yoga Intensive

Yoga Life Studio, Edmonton, AB, Canada 

Friday May 24 | 6pm-8pm
Saturday May 25 | 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
Sunday May 26 | 10am - 12pm and 2pm-5pm

In this immersion, we will explore and apply the foundational concepts and philosophy of Chinese Medicine within the context of our yoga practice or yoga teaching. No prerequisites required.

REGISTER: please contact YogaLife Studio


May 31st-June 2nd 2019

Mindful Yoga and Meditation Spring Retreat

Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Join Jennifer for a weekend of rejuvenation, relaxation, and insight. Taking time for retreat is an invaluable practice that helps us stay connected to ourselves amid the busyness. Retreat time supports us in slowing down and deepening on the path of yoga.

During our time on retreat, we’ll explore daily yoga and meditation (alignment based, therapeutic, yin and restorative), somatic movement, inner contemplation, time spent in nature, free time to rest, and beautiful nourishing meals.

REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO HERE


Saturday June 15th 2019

A Summer of Joy Day Retreat with Jennifer

Roundhouse farmVictoria BC   

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 Harmonize Summer - Ancient Chinese Medicine texts describe the months of summer as related to the fire element, the Heart and Small Intestine, and internal heat. During this time of year, our practice should balance heat and cold in our bodies and minds. This class explores creative forward folding and 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 supported rest.

1pm - 3:30pm - The Joyful Heart - The practice of mudita (sympathetic joy) reconnects us with the true nature of the heart. By using mudita practices we can fully radiate the energy of summer in our lives and dismantle our tendencies toward envy, judgement and comparison. Through using meditation, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and pranayama (breathing techniques), our afternoon session will be very supportive and gentle as we attune to the theme of summer and joy.  

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

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Sept.20th-22nd 2019

Chinese Medicine and Mindful Yoga Intensive

Banbury, UK 

Explore and apply the foundational concepts and philosophy of Chinese Medicine within the context of your yoga practice or yoga teaching. Open to all yoga students and levels. This immersion is considered teacher training for Yoga Alliance credit.

REGISTER: Shankti Yogis


Sept.29th 2019

Deep Digestion Day Retreat with Jennifer

Roundhouse farmVictoria BC   

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 Stable Earth Stable Practice - The Dan Tian or Hara is the seat of our power and stability and it’s accessed through grounding our feet and legs. This class begins with a series of therapeutic movements done on the floor designed for structural integration. The class then slowly and deliberately leads to standing poses that bring stability and strength to the legs and feet. We'll explore how working the foundation of our poses through the bones, arches, hips and sacrum, creates a deep sense of grounding in our practice.

1pm - 3:30pm - Deep Digestion - In five element theory, the months of late summer are related to the earth element and are considered a time of digestion. Digestion is physical, but can also come in the form of overthinking and anxiety. Because of this, practices for our digestive function; physically, mentally and energetically support us in finding harmony this time of year. Through yin yoga, restorative yoga, pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation our afternoon session will be very supportive and gentle as we embody and honour the energetic qualities of late summer.

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

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com


Oct.4th-6th 2019

Chinese Medicine and Mindful Yoga Intensive

Roundhouse Farm, Saanich, Victoria, BC 

An opportunity to immerse yourself in practice and study in Jennifer’s home of Vancouver Island, BC at the beautiful Roundhouse Farm. This weekend promises to be a particularly unique and special offering.

Open to all yoga students and levels. This immersion is considered teacher training for Yoga Alliance credit.

Explore and apply the foundational concepts and philosophy of Chinese Medicine within the context of your yoga practice or yoga teaching. This immersion includes a manual and a mix of movement practices, lecture, discussion, hands-on work, and reading. Daily asana, meditation, and breath practices will integrate the Chinese Medicine principles including a focus on how your yoga asana practice can be created to suit your own or your student's individual needs and health concerns. 

Friday Oct.4th | 5pm-9pm
Saturday Oct.5th | 9am-4pm
Sunday Oct.6th | 9am-4pm

EARLY BIRD COST (before June 1st): $390 CAD (includes manual) AFTER June 1st: $470CAD (includes manual)

(hold your registration with a $150 deposit)

REGISTER: please email support@jenniferraye.com


Oct.25th-27th 2019

Mindful Yin Yoga Training

Greeley, CO 

Open to all students (beginners and yoga teachers). This immersion is considered teacher training for Yoga Alliance credit.

Deepen your understanding of the practice and instruction of Yin Yoga. This immersion comes with a manual. We will explore yin yoga through physical practice, visual, and written material, and group discussion.

MORE INFO and REGISTER: Tree of Life Yoga


Nov.15th -17th 2019

Mindful Yin Yoga Training Immersion

Victoria, BC

Open to all students (beginners and yoga teachers). This immersion is considered teacher training for Yoga Alliance credit.

Deepen your understanding of the practice and instruction of Yin Yoga. This immersion comes with a manual. We will explore through physical practice, visual, and written material, and group discussion:

  • an introduction to Yin Yoga theory and its benefits

  • thorough coverage of Yin postures & modifications/variations to these postures for all levels

  • mindfulness meditation and associated practices to support the yin practice

  • anatomy specific to yin yoga

  • a thorough exploration of the breath and associated breathing practices

  • complete Yin Yoga sequences

  • locations of the meridians and acupressure points that can be used during practice or teaching

  • explanation of the organ systems and the five elements according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to yin yoga

  • multiple experiential practice sessions

Friday Nov.15th |  5-8pm
Saturday Nov.16th | 9am - 5pm  
Sunday Nov.1 7th |  9am - 5pm

EARLY BIRD COST (before July 15th): $390 CAD (includes manual) AFTER July 15th: $470CAD (includes manual)

REGISTER: please email support@jenniferraye.com


Nov.30th 2019

Day Retreat with Jennifer

Roundhouse farmVictoria BC   

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 -  TBD

1pm - 3:30pm - TBD

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

REGISTER: email support@jenniferraye.com