Retreats, Workshops & Special Events

Here you will find a list of my upcoming events. Events will be added to this list as they become available. Please visit this page frequently to see postings of new events! If you would like to co-host an event with me or have me teach an event at your studio (locally or internationally) please contact me!
All events are open to the public and the greater yoga community.

12-hr Art of Alignment –
Anusara Yoga Intensive

February 15-16 & 22-23 | 2:00-5:00pm

Beco Yoga, 38 rue Prince Arthur, St.Lambert, Qc

Description

This inspirational weekend of training will focus on the study and application of principles of alignment in asana. The principles of alignment are a unique system of bio-psycho-spiritual principles that act as a bridge between the physical and spiritual practice of yoga. They turn the yoga practice into a form of art and of sacred geometry. The principles keep the body safe, but they also help us celebrate our unfolding potential. 

 Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to Anusara yoga
  • The 5 Universal Principles of Alignment™ in theory and practice
  • Backbends, Standing poses, Hand-balances and Hip Openers
  • Therapeutic Applications
  • How to use the principles in daily life
  • Contemplation 

 This workshop is mixed level and is open to those with a regular practice as well as yoga teachers. Prior experience in Anusara yoga is not required.

Cost: $183.96 (taxes included)
Payment methods accepted: e-transfer or cheque by mail. Contact Jeannine in advance for details jeannineplaiche@gmail.com

Eye of the Tiger

March 1st | 1:00-4:00pm

Longueuil, Qc

Description

This intermediate practice includes a full spectrum of yoga postures (sun salutations, inversions, standing poses, backbends and arm balances, seated poses). The challenging 3-hour sequence will help you build strength and stamina and reignite your passion for the practice. The teacher practices with the students, therefore, minimal verbal instructions will be given.

Pre-requisites: Familiar with sun salutations, full wheel & handstand at the wall, sense of humor and enthusiasm, no active injuries

Cost: By donation
Space is limited RSVP! 

Restorative Week with Yoga Nidra

March 10 & 12 | 5:30-7:00pm

Studio Yoga Source, Brossard, Qc

Description

In restorative yoga postures are more restful and require minimum to no effort to maintain. Each pose is held for a few minutes so that the mind and body can completely rest. This practice is extra gentle and poses are adapted for each person and supported by props (blankets, blocks, chairs, etc…). Emphasis is on relaxation and breathing rather than deep stretching. The practice closes with 20-30 minute practice of guided meditation lying down (called Yoga Nidra).

Open to all!

Cost: $25 single class | $40 both classes
Space is limited RSVP! 

Spring into Handstand Playshop 

Part 1: A World Upside-Down (Inversions and handstands at the wall)
March 22nd | 1:00-4:00pm

Part 2: Wild and Free (Playful practice towards freestanding handstands)  
March 29th | 1:00-4:00pm 

South Shore – Address coming soon…

Description

CAUTION! THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WITH ACTIVE INJURIES IN THE WRISTS, SHOULDERS/NECK/SPINE, OR THOSE WITH GLAUCOMA OR PREGNANCY.

Part 1: Learn how to properly warm up, align and strengthen your body for handstand. You’ll learn progressions to help you feel comfortable being upside-down, as well as techniques on how to breathe and calm your mind for better balance. We will work mostly with inversions and handstands at the wall. Level: Intermediate. Pre-requisites: Able to do inverted L-pose at the wall.

Part 2: In this intermediate/advanced level workshop you’ll learn progressions and exercises to help you gain confidence in a freestanding handstand (handstand in the middle of the room). You’ll learn conditioning, coordination, breathing and focusing techniques for better balance.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Pre-requisites: Abiilty to kick up into handstand at the wall. (Part 1 is not a pre-requisite)

Both Sessions: $90 (taxes included)
Single Session: $50 (taxes included)
Payment methods accepted: e-transfer or cheque by mail. Contact Jeannine in advance for details jeannineplaiche@gmail.com
 

Europe Tour 2020 – schedule

May 30-31: (available)
June 6-7:  Tree of Yoga Life (Brussels, Belgium) 
June 13-14: Sandhi House (Ericeira, Portugal)

Sept. 11-12-13: Trimotion Zentrum (Klosterneuburg, Austria)
Sept. 19-20: Santoṣa Yoga (Munich, Germany)
Sept. 23-27: Samavesha Yoga Festival (Bath, England)

POLICIES:

*Refund policy for paid weekly classes: Refund will be offered within the 10-days following purchase (for unmissed classes only), after the 10th day no refunds will be issued. ALL refunds will exclude any PayPal service fees.

**For paid workshops: Purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable after the start of the workshop and in the 14 days prior to the workshop. ALL refunds will exclude any PayPal service fees.

***Policy on missed weekly classes: If you miss a class, you (or a friend) may attend another class ONLY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE, and with advanced reservation.

****Refund Policy for immersion and teacher trainings: Please read the refund policy in the information package. 

SHE IS THE BEST TEACHER!!!!!
Cristina