January 20th with Pat Harada Linfoot
Looking to (re)start a meditation practice? Join us for this immersive, how-to guide on the best strategies to support your meditation practice so that ultimately, meditation will support your life. We’ll be using the Muse headband, an interactive EEG technology device designed to cultivate an experience of both a calm and active mind. Consider these three hours to be an inner city, inner psyche meditation retreat!
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Do you want to deepen your practice, challenge yourself and learn about all the facets of yoga? Whether you are thinking about teaching or not, the 200-hour Yoga Education program is designed to help unlock your potential and experience the full benefits of yoga. This is how to start the journey. Where you take it is up to you.
Want to find out more about the program? Drop by for our next informal meet and greet. We’ll show you around the studio, tell you about the program, and answer any questions you may have.
January 30th from 7:30-8:30pm.
Take a complimentary Level 1-2 Flow class with Pat at 6:00pm and stay afterward or just drop in for the info session with Pat and Nicky.
Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s @humansofny, Pat (@patharadalinfoot) will post daily pictures and stories of our vibrant community. It is her hope that we’ll begin to recognize people, make eye contact, and perhaps even say hello. That we’ll realize we’re not alone. That social engagement and genuine interest is a portal into a life worth living. That offering mercy to ourselves and others is necessary, useful, and kind. That together, we can make a difference and begin to change our world, one person at a time.
Reach out if you would like to share your story.
February 3rd & 10th with Krista Hunt and Michael Alex
Feel like playing but it’s too cold to go to the park? Want to learn how to swing from the monkey bars, increasing shoulder mobility and upper body strength and providing balance and stability for your favourite arm balance or bound asana? Want to move through playful variations like ‘malasana on the move’, jumping utkatasasa, getting-up-and-downasana, utitha uttanasana pull-ups, partner navasana, dowel dance, hanging cartwheels and unsteady wheel-barrel?
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This program is for anyone who loves yoga and wants to practice regularly.
Your role as a Studio Ambassador will be to help create and maintain a pristine facility and a welcoming presence. The EE position requires a weekly 2.5 hours commitment, a strong work ethic, and positive energy. There will be tasks to complete on every shift such as mopping the studio, tidying the common areas, cleaning the change rooms, laundry, organizing shoes and props, etc. We are asking for a minimum 3-month commitment in exchange for an unlimited membership and 10% off retail, workshops, and clinic services!
One of the best things about our Energy Exchange program is the opportunity to meet like-minded people and become more involved in the community. It’s a great way to plug into the studio, get to know your teachers, and grow your yoga practice.
First-time visitors to Octopus Garden can enjoy two weeks of unlimited, drop-in yoga classes for only $30!
Take your time and get to know us. With over 60 classes per week taught by some of the best teachers in the city, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. Study yoga, believe in your capacity for change, and see what happens!
One of the benefits of being a Member at Octopus Garden is a 15-minute Initial Consultation. This consultation allows you to meet with us one-on-one in order to discuss your needs and intentions for practice. We are looking forward to getting to know each one of you individually, and the Initial Consultation represents a first step in this process.
The Initial Consultation is available to people who have signed up for our $99-a-month Membership Program. To learn more about the benefits of Membership, please visit our Services page.
Before you book a time for your Initial Consultation, please fill out and submit a short, on-line questionnaire. This questionnaire will allow us to serve you more effectively when you come in to meet with us.
To book your Initial Consultation, look at our appointments schedule and select an available time.
Please note: If you need to cancel an appointment, we require 24 hours notice. Initial Consultations may be rescheduled only if this notice is received.