By connecting your physical and emotional selves, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy offers the opportunity to deepen self awareness and enhance your overall sense of well-being, no matter what's happening in your life.
Discover the intellect of your body and inner guidance to find clarity, move through challenging situations authentically, heal emotional scar tissue, and take practical steps towards empowered living.
I’m incredibly honoured and excited to be teaching at Wanderlust Whistler this August, among some of the most powerful and influential teachers of our time, many of whom I admire and look up to. Check out the line-up!
Below is my teaching schedule. Note: Red=asana; yellow=meditation
I’m happy to be teaching a class at this year’s Yoga Outreach Retreat in support of this wonderful organization, which brings yoga to marginalized populations who wouldn’t otherwise have access to it. I’ll be teaching alongside the likes of Alan Clements, Chris Clancy, Mary-Jo Fetterly, Tina James, Suzanne Slocum Gori, and more! Enjoy a transformational weekend of rejuvenation with warm people, sensational food, and inspiring instructors in the peaceful wooded banks of the Cheakamus River only 10 minutes north or Squamish and light years from the city.
All proceeds go to Yoga Outreach, a registered charity sharing the life affirming gift of yoga with adults and youth facing challenges in their lives. The theme of the retreat is Connection, and I will be teaching on the Psychology of the heart chakra, one of my favourite topics! *Make note of my class code (SW300) and thenCLICK HERE TO REGISTER. When you register, let them know you were referred by me and receive a $25 registration discount! There are options to camp, share a cabin, or have private accommodation. All meals are included. View the full schedule below, and then for more info and class descriptions, click HERE.
“Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.” ~Brene Brown
In this interview I speak about what yoga does for me, my experience of the Yoga Outreach training, and what it was like for me to teach yoga in a women’s correctional centre as a volunteer with Yoga Outreach.
This is my personal daily prayer. It changes as it needs to, and serves as an intention for my day. It’s my own rendition of a prayer by Rev. Dechen Rheault and is inspired by the teachings of Manorama and Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati and the Gayatri Mantra. Please feel free to borrow it, change it, make it close to your heart, and bring it into your daily practice. Love Shivani xo
I am ever grateful for the opportunity to walk this precious path upon this earth, to have this body, and the gift of this incarnation. I acknowledge and offer reverence to all those who guide me on this path – those in the seen and unseen realms. May this day reveal new insights for my spiritual growth, opportunities to grow into compassion, wisdom, love, light, and forgiveness. May this day be an opportunity to be nourished by the song of my deep soul and to come to know my true Self beyond all else. I dedicate this day to the benefit of all beings; let me embody my light so that other may be inspired to realize their own. I meditate on that radiant source within – may it inspire me and guide my heart.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a client-centered approach that combines dialogue, touch, assisted movement, and present moment awareness to support you in healing and awakening to the deep wisdom within you. Clients seek out the support of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy for a variety of reasons: self-care; to relieve stress and experience deep relaxation; to enhance their body-mind connection and overall well-being; to heal from trauma, history of abuse or addiction; or for support during life transitions. Through a deepened sense of self-awareness, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy helps you to uncover the roots of your patterns, choices, behaviours, and beliefs, and get clearer on how all of that is showing up in your body and experience of life. Ultimately, it is a powerful process of self-exploration and self-discovery….keep reading….
You may have seen the documentary Karmageddon which was recently released as an exposé of Bhagavan Das. I was quite surprised to see myself prominently featured in the film since I have not had contact with Bhagavan Das in eight years. Although I’m glad a film like this was finally made, I’m disturbed by inferences I believe the film makes about me. Ultimately, this is about so much more than one man’s behaviour and I believe it underscores some issues within the yoga community which should be discussed. Since I’m involved in the film, I’d like to use this opportunity to share my story and my thoughts on the issues at hand.
Come on, be honest! Have you ever felt awkward Om’ing in class? Ever been afraid to ask what Namaste really means or who the heck people are bowing to at the end of class? Intimidated by chanting in Sanskrit? Love the yoga practice on the mat, but feel unsure about the philosophy and are curious to learn more? In this Mantra Medicine workshop we will explore these fundamental and common practices and learn to pronounce a well-known mantra (and it’s meaning) that you may have already heard in class. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned vet, this workshop is an opportunity to go deeper, to expand your knowledge, to ask questions you’ve been avoiding, and to truly experience the powerful and calming effect chanting can have on your mind and heart. All that’s required is a sense of curiosity, a desire to explore, and a willingness to sound a tad silly as you try on a Sanskrit accent. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident chanting, and these common practices will have deeper meaning in your next yoga class. Register here: http://yyoga.ca/programs-and-workshops/workshops-and-events/