Yoga Nidra Through the Yamas

Please join me for the lovely practice of Yoga Nidra through the Yamas!  This practice of deep relaxation through a guided journey will be held as a collection of evenings, spread over two consecutive weekends.  Each evening will introduce the individual Yamas in sequence, as the theme for that evening’s Nidra.  Beginning with Ahimsa on the first Saturday evening, we’ll move to Satya on the Sunday, and progress in sequence the following weekend.  Through discussion and brief journaling, we’ll then move to the Nidra.  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.  Bring your mat and a blanket (if you tend to get cold), paper and pencil. 

WHEN: The weekends will run Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, followed by Friday through Sunday, September 20-22. We’ll begin promptly at 7PM, closing each evening at 9PM. 
FEE: Register for the first weekend only, $70CDN ($60 early bird by 24th August); or both weekends, $165CDN ($155 early bird by 24th August). Due to limited space, all payment is non-refundable. Message me for location and payment details: Contact

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Insight into the Yamas and Niyamas

Vanessa is an experienced Yoga Instructor and Craniosacral Practitioner, who shares the transformative power of the Yamas and Niyamas, to help other Yoga Instructors lead more empowering and inspired classes.  She also works with individuals, helping them gain a sense of empowerment and insight, in their lives.  Working with individuals and organizations in this way, increases personal authenticity.  This is achieved by seeking out the foundation of the Yoga practice, through the Yamas and Niyamas, and how they’re expressed in the personal style of the yoga teacher or individual.  As a teacher, being informed by our personal experience with the Yamas and Niyamas, turns our classes into something much richer than the commonplace.  The result is a more authentic, more inspiring and enthusiastic class.  For individuals, this offers a valuable anchor, in a world which is moving so fast. The foundation of the Yamas and Niyamas, strengthens our own practice, teachings, and authenticity, all rolled in to one.  The result is that people trust our competency.  

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"I’ve created these workshops and retreats, to move you toward leading an inspired class which sets you apart from other teachers."

These workshops are an ongoing offer. To book Vanessa for an event or for a personal session, contact furthereast1@gmail.com

One to one sessions with Vanessa are $75CDN for an individual session, or $350CDN for a package of 5 sessions.

*note: cancellation policy does apply


Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation through a guided journey. Because it provides a state of deep rest, a regular practice of Yoga Nidra is beneficial for restoring the nervous system and reconnecting with a sense of inner ease and inner balance. In today's world it is vital to have access to an inner space of quiet. We always enter into a Nidra with our own personal intent, which we would like to more easily align with, and see unfold in our lives. It is a practice suitable for everyone. If you would like your own personal Nidra, please be in touch with me using the form on the Contact page, or at furthereast1@gmail.com and we'll set up a Nidra that is right for you. These Nidras will be recorded in MP3 format, for you to keep and listen to in your own time. Fee is $40CDN to be paid in advance. This fee is non-refundable.



Ahimsa: Developing greater connection to Compassion

This 40 minute online workshop focuses on recognizing the subtleties of violence and aggression in our lives, and how to remove the behaviour through the practice of Ahimsa (Yoga's First Limb of Non-Violence). We will expand our view of what violence is and address ways to foster non-violence, becoming more refined in our practice. This is powerfully transformative in its ability to encourage the growth of compassion for self and those around. Ahimsa is the practice which is encouraged to walk alongside all our other Yogic practices, so this is a good one to participate in.

Date: Saturday, 25th August 2018, 10AM Pacific Standard Time. Fee: $25CDN Pre-registration required at furthereast1@gmail.com. Final registration date, 18th August. Be prepared to bring your thoughts forward. Our discussion will be based on Deborah Adele's book: The Yamas and Niyamas, Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practices…feel free to read in advance, but is not mandatory.


Sadhana: For Inner Peace and Nourishment of your Wellbeing

This 40 minute online workshop explores practical ways to include your Sadhana practice more fully in to your life. A healthy spiritual practice is essential to our wellbeing and provides an anchor in a world which is changing dramatically. Our Sadhana gives us a reference point, without which, the stresses of our changing world can create overload in our systems. Good for those seeking greater fulfillment through developing an increased relationship with a spiritual Source. Come ready to contribute your ideas.

Date: Saturday, 8th September 2018, 10AM Pacific Standard Time. Fee: $25CDN Pre-registration required at furthereast1@gmail.com. Final registration date, 1st September