5 Months to Gather Once per Month
Because each Yama has the capacity to touch every area of life, the result can be broad discussion. Gathering once per month, over a period of 5 months, we will explore one focal point for discussion, and its relevance to the Yama of the month. When addressing one topic through the Yamas, we’re really bringing awareness to many topics in our lives.
Yoga Nidra at Perfect Hearts Yoga Studio
Please come and join in on the Yoga Nidra I will be leading at Steveston's Perfect Hearts Yoga Studio, on Saturday, 30th November from 2-4PM.
Please register through the studio here.
Yoga Nidra Through the Niyamas
Please join me for the lovely practice of Yoga Nidra through the Niyamas! As a follow up to my workshop, Yoga Nidra Through the Yamas, this practice of deep relaxation through a guided journey will be held as a collection of afternoons, spread over two consecutive weekends. Each session will introduce the individual Niyamas in sequence, as the theme for that afternoon’s Nidra. Beginning with Saucha on the first Friday evening, we’ll move to Santosha on the Saturday afternoon, and then Tapas on that Sunday, progressing in sequence the following weekend. Through discussion, 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 if you like to take notes.
WHEN: The weekends will run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 24-26, followed by Saturday and Sunday, February 1st & 2nd. We’ll begin promptly at 2PM, closing each afternoon at 4PM. The exception being: Friday, January 24th will be an evening session from 7PM-9PM.
FEE: Register for the first weekend only, $105CDN ($90 early bird by 1st January); or both weekends, $165CDN ($150 early bird by 1st January). Due to limited space, all payment is non-refundable. Message me for location and payment details: Contact
Insight into the Yamas and Niyamas
“This morning I did my first online class with Vanessa. I have not done a class like this before and was really impressed. Not surprised knowing how high Vanessa sets her own bar!! Cannot wait for the next one!”--K.D.
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.
"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
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
Nidra Through the Yamas
These recorded Nidras are themed through the Yamas. They are wonderful to practice individually, or in progressive sequence through the traditional order of the Yamas. If you are familiar with the Yamas, you already know it is best to approach the Yamas in sequential order, as laid out below; but if you are feeling drawn to a particular theme, that is just fine too. These are a great way to have a private Nidra practice to do in your own time, as many times as you like. These Nidras are available individually for $25 CDN each. Please contact me for purchase.
Yama sequence: Ahimsa (non-harming) . Satya (truthfulness) . Asteya (non-stealing) . Brahmacharya (flow with God) . Aparigraha (non-attachment).
PERSONALIZED YOGA NIDRAS
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 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 $45CDN to be paid in advance. This fee is non-refundable.
"Vanessa created a personal yoga nidra for me and it is the most powerful session I have experienced. I continue to be guided by this audio when I need to recharge mentally, emotionally, and physically."--L.B.