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TAPASYA YOGA


“A physical system which has not been subjected to the purifying fire of an arduous tapasya — is like a raw earthen vessel, insufficiently baked, which splits and spills when poured into it.”  – Sanskrit Dictionary

Tapasya Yoga

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Tapasya Hot

All levels welcome.

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Tapasya Power Vinyasa

All levels welcome.

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Tapasya Flow

All levels welcome.

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Tapasya Yin Restorative

All levels welcome.

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Tapasya Yin | Yang Vinyasa

All levels welcome.

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Shamanic Yoga

All levels welcome.

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Prenatal

All levels welcome.

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About Tapasya Yoga Classes and Teacher Trainings


Founded in 2012, Tapasya Yoga (pronounced tah-pahs-yah) is a spiritually uplifting and sustainable alignment-based method of Hot-Hatha and Hatha-Vinyasa yoga.

Tapasya Hot-Hatha + Hatha-Vinyasa classes and teacher trainings are a creative synthesis of over 16+ years of yogic study in several traditions:

★ Anusara
★ Baptiste Power Vinyasa
★ Bikram Yoga
★ Mountain Shamanism (from the lineage of the Q’ero Medicine People of Peru)
★ Meditation (as taught by my teacher Master Dhyan Vimal)
★ Ayurveda

“My classes are engaging, intuitive and transformative. Through concise and accessible language, I teach optimal alignment for every-body to enhance, uplift and expand your practice. Come pray, learn, sweat and laugh with me!” -Kristin

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Although each studio has branded their Hot class differently, Tapasya Hot-Hatha + Hatha-Vinyasa inspired classes and teacher trainings are being offered in the UK and Canada.

In the UK:

★ triyoga UK (London UK)

In Europe:

★ Yoga Moves (Utrecht, Netherlands)

In Canada:

★ YYoga (Toronto ON, + Vancouver, Whistler BC)

★ Kamloops Hot Yoga (Kamloops BC)

★ BambuHot Yoga (Nelson BC)

Canmore Hot Yoga (Canmore, Alberta)

★ Dynamic Fitness (Charlottetown PEI, Fredericton + Moncton NB)

 

  • Kristin is wise, creative, wild, nurturing and kind. Most important she earnestly walks her spiritual path & has done so for a long while... devoted, humble and honest. She'll tell it to you like it is. With humour. If she can help; she will. KC is real. Real amazing. And generous with sharing her knowledge.

    Coco Finaldi, YYoga Vancouver BC
  • Kristin builds each pose piece by piece like a puzzle making no body part feel left out, every cue so well timed that the practitioner is able integrate each guiding cue as if she were doing the pose with you.

    Kaila Kaufmann,  Owner, Bambu Hot Yoga, Nelson BC
  • Kristin connects in a way that is warm, playful, engaging, inspiring and enthusiastic. With depth, concision, compassionate Mama energy, a buoyant personality and a knack for holding space, Kristin teaches sustainable, alignment-based yoga.

    Rachel Scott, YYoga's Director of Teachers College, Vancouver BC
  • Kristin's cuing is concise, and steeped in tradition without being fluffy. Her sequencing makes the class flow like water. Her hands on assists are intuitive and confident. Kristin finds a way to connect to each and every person in a unique way.

    Jane Emerick, Mama, Yoga Teacher, Strategic Alliances and Partner Marketing at Whistler/Blackcomb. Squamish BC 

Tapasya Hot-Hatha


TAPASYA HOT-HATHA YOGA

The room is heated to approximately 40°C with 40% humidity.
Fusing heat with principles of physical and spiritual alignment.
We hope to inspire the student to first check in to what inspires your practice today.
Your why will informs how and what will play out on your mat.
The heat facilitates safer, deeper stretching, a detoxifying sweat and a healthy glow. We encourage you to find balance between effort and ease.
This is a well rounded series that incorporates breathing exercises and static postures to balance strength and flexibility, physically and mentally. You will see and feel immediate results and build a solid foundation to navigate from in all aspects of your life.
Regular practice promises prevention of dis-ease and countless benefits to those suffering from sport related injury, stress, back/knee pain, scoliosis, insomnia, skin disorders and poor digestion.
This class is ideal for beginners and suitable for all levels of student over the age of 12 years.
Not recommended for pregnant women or for children who have not yet developed their sweat glands.

“Sweat is an ancient form of self healing, it burns karma, purifying body and soul.
Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release our past, anointing all your parts in a baptism by fire.”   >>> Gabrielle Roth

Why is the room kept at 40°C + 40% humidity ?

★ Tapas is the internal fire that we create as practitioners to burn out impurities from our body. While we embrace tapas on a literal level through the use of heat for detoxification, tapas also has a secondary philosophical meaning of “being with intensity for the sake of transformation.” In this way, tapas is not simply about temperature, but about the practitioner’s capacity to sit in the fire of spiritual, mental, and physical transformation as a way to truly be able to sit with ourselves.

★ Svadyaya / Self-Study is the process we undertake to lead an examined spiritual life by honestly and compassionately confronting our deepest truths. In order to truly make peace in the world we have to make peace with ourselves first. We use the mirrors as one of the tools to bring practitioners into direct connection with themselves. The mirror is not for self-improvement, it is for self-acceptance.

★ Isvara Pranidhana is to align with devotion to Spirit.

★ Enhances vasodilatation so that more blood is delivered to the muscles. This means that the capillaries that weave around the muscles respond to the heat by dilation. This brings more oxygen to the muscles and helps in the removal of waste products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.

★ Allows oxygen in the blood to detach from the hemoglobin more easily. When blood passes through warm muscles, oxygen releases more easily from the hemoglobin. Blood passing through cold muscles releases less oxygen.

★ Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.

★ Improves coordination.

★ Reduces heart irregularities associated with sudden exercise

★ Burns fat more easily. Warmed muscles burn fat more easily than cold ones. Fat is released during stress. The stress of intense exercise causes a deluge of fatty acids into the bloodstream. If you exercise with cold muscles, they cannot use the fatty acids, and they end up in places they are not wanted, such as in the lining of your arteries.

★ Sweating is one of the three methods for removing waste from the body (the others are from elimination (pooping and peeing) and breathing.

★ Increased blood flow to means more efficient flow of oxygen and nutrients to the body.

★ Warm muscles are more elastic and are less susceptible to injury. Warmer temperatures produce a more fluid stretch, allowing for a greater range of motion. Cold muscles don’t absorb shock and impact as well and do not stretch as easily so cold muscles get injured more readily.

★ Tourniquet effect, a squeeze and release process where blood flow is restricted temporarily. This restriction of circulation causes the heart to pump more blood in reaction to the shortage and new oxygenated blood is able to rejuvenate the arteries, organs and joints that were being compressed clearing stagnation, breaking down scar tissue and flushing joints with synovial fluid. Many of the postures massage the lymphatic system and aid in lymphatic drainage, assisting to eliminate infection, bacteria, and toxins.

★ Higher temperatures improve the function of the nervous system, meaning that messages are carried more rapidly to and from the brain or spinal cord.

Tapasya Hatha-Vinyasa


FLOW

Tapasya Power Vinyasa :

The sequence will be challenging, yet accessible for all levels.

★ The room is heated to approximately 32°C.
★ This is a perfect class for all levels who enjoy doing yoga in a moderately heated room and are interested in expanding their yoga repertoire of both flowing and static postures.
★ Class will include basic sun salutations, standing & balancing postures, yoga-core specific postures, introduction to arm balances, hip opening, spine strengthening and opening postures.

 

Tapasya Flow :

The class is vigorous, yet energizing and accessible for all levels.

★ Integrating breath + movement, awareness + alignment, strength + flexibility.
★ Vinyasa Flow is the dance of opposites ha (sun or yang) / tha (moon or yin), brahmana (expansion) / longhana (contraction), sthira (stability) / sukha (freedom).
★ You will flow through a series of energizing, dynamic and fun postures that liberate the flow of prana (life force) in your body.
★ Everything that flows in your body is a form of prana (life force); breath, blood, cerebral spinal fluid, lymph, emotions etc.
★ Emphasis on breath as the key, and relaxation in action the way, to be in the flow.

 

 

Tapasya Yin Restorative + Tapasya Yin | Yang Vinyasa


YIN

Tapasya Yin Restorative :

Well suited for Pre & Post Natal students, all ages, levels of fitness and flexibility
★ A highly restorative class to compliment your active lifestyle. Focus is primarily on the less flexible areas of the body such as lower back, hips, hamstrings and shoulders.
★ Passive release poses are held anywhere from 2-10 minutes. Props are used to support your body in this deep release.

Tapasya Yin | Yang Vinyasa :

all levels
★This class begins with a Yang practice (a Vinyasa Flow) to invigorate and strengthen the body and finishes with slow, deep, passive-stretching (Yin postures).
★The perfect balance of strength and flexibility.

Shamanic Yoga


SHAMANIC

Shamanic Yoga

all levels welcome

★ The ancient practice of Yoga placed in an opening of shamanic sacred space.
★ This invites and invokes transformation and deepens the heart of our spiritual practice.
★ Nature and landscape are woven into the dialogue, invoking the students and the natural world to co-create their relationship to one another and thus to power and unity.
★ Breathing techniques, asana, mantra, song and energy work are all used along with journeys and visualizations to invite a conversation with the unknown throughout classes.
★ Shamanic yoga is concerned with connection, fluidity and proper framework as guiding principles of the work.
★ The vision of Shamanic Yoga is to take the power of both yoga and shamanic practices together to create a strong venue for transformation.


To participate fully in one’s life is the promise of Shamanic yoga

Prenatal YOGA


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PRENATAL YOGA:

All levels welcome.

Take some time to nurture yourself, move and breathe, relax and prepare your mind and body for your sacred rite of passage into motherhood while connecting with your blossoming babe.

Sessions will consist of:
★ Yoga postures
★ Breathing
★ Education
★ Relaxation
★ Simple Guided Meditation Techniques.

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE


MONDAYS

9:15 – 10:30m Hatha-Vinyasa | Shala Yoga Squamish

TUESDAYS

9:30 – 10:45am WARM Hatha-Vinyasa | North Yoga Squamish

5:30 – 6:45pm Tapasya Hatha-Vinyasa | Shala Yoga Squamish

WEDNESDAYS

9:15 – 10:30m Hatha-Vinyasa | Shala Yoga Squamish

FRIDAYS 

9:30 – 10:45am WARM Hatha-Vinyasa | North Yoga Squamish

FOR PRIVATE CLASSES, OR TO BOOK ME FOR WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS, CONTACT ME.

WORKSHOPS


FULL SPECTRUM IMMERSION MORNINGS

Jan 23-29th, Feb 20-26th, Mar 13-19th 2017 6:00am – 8:00am

Kristin Campbell Immersion Mornings Workshop

Cost: $79 (3 day), $129 (5 day), $159 (7 day), $30 (drop ins)
Dates / Time: Jan 23-29th, Feb 20-26th, Mar 13-19th 2017 from 6:00am – 8:00am

Participate in 3, 5 or 7-day morning practices. Wake up early and kick off your day with a full-spectrum yoga practice that will leave you feeling alive, limber and finely tuned. ‘Full spectrum’ meaning a 2-hour progressive practice regiment that consists of pranayama-breathing exercises, mantra, simple meditation techniques, and hot-sweaty-asana.

Register early! Space is limited. Includes unlimited yoga at North Yoga for the selected days.

Questions and info: 604-339-3330 or to Register: North Yoga

Or contact me for questions.

 

triyoga London 2017

be with intensity for the sake of transformation: tapasya hot yoga
fri 19 – sat 20 may 2017
triyoga camden
open to all levels
£70 read more…
tapasya warm-hatha-vinyasa master class
fri 19 may 2017 6.30pm – 9.00pm
triyoga camden
open to all
£35 read more…
tapasya hot-hatha yoga workshop
sat 20 may 2017 6.00pm – 9.00pm
triyoga camden
open to all
hot teachers workshop
sun 21 may 2017 6.30pm – 9.30pm
triyoga camden
only open to triyoga hot yoga teachers
£30 read more…

RETREATS


CONNECT . LET GO . BE

Stoke the Fire Yoga Retreat – Ignite your passion in Puglia Italy. May 6 -13, 2017

with myself and Janet Corvino from Soul City Yoga Retreats

When we think of Italy, we think Passion. The people, the culture, the food all exemplify its’ passion. Mix this with two teachers, Janet Corvino and Kristin Campell who live passionate lives and you have a delicious combination. Join Janet and Kristin in Puglia, Italy for a yoga retreat filled with spicy yoga, mindful meditation, Italian cuisine and tours of nearby towns. Space and time away from our hectic lives can help us to look our lives with clarity and see if we are living fully. “Stoke the Fire” Yoga Retreat unites the soul of Italy with the power of yoga to fuel new growth and lasting passion in your life.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~ Nelson Mandela

Your Teacher: Janet Corvino

Guest Teacher: Kristin Campbell

This retreat centre is a charming, family-run yoga venue – the perfect location for a week of yoga, sun, natural beauty and relaxation. There is a lovely outdoor yoga platform and indoor yoga studio. There will be two yoga classes a day and each guest will have the opportunity to practice at his/her own level making the week suitable for students of different abilities. Three meals are served daily and there will be plenty of free time to relax, enjoy the views, swim, read, sleep, have treatments or explore the local villages and countryside.

2016 Retreat Review

Click the photo below to view a slideshow of our last visit to Puglia…

Janet Corvino at her recent yoga retreat in Puglia, Italy. Photo by Leah Martin

Janet Corvino at her recent yoga retreat in Puglia, Italy. Photo by Leah Martin

La Rosa Dei 4Venti Retreat Center Yoga-room-2-1-400x266

This retreat centre is located in Puglia, in the southern Italy. The NY Post calls this region magical and Lonely Planet put it in its 2014 must see places list. This area is full of historic and cultural sites. Beautiful beaches are easily accessible. Martina Franca, the closest town, has a particularly beautiful old town surrounded by stone walls with prominent Baroque gates leading to piazzas and narrow, winding streets. The yoga centre, is a 15-hectare property situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot. The landscape is rural and dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls. The main building is a 16th century masseria (farmhouse) that has been elegantly restored in typical, old apulian style with many of the authentic features still in place.

The grounds contain lovely gardens, a swimming pool, a wild forest and fields, and a tiny church. There is plenty of space to walk and be free.

La Rosa Dei 4Venti website

STOKE THE FIRE RETREAT INCLUDES:

7 Nights Accommodations at Beautiful Retreat Center in Southern Italy
3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport in Bari
Two daily yoga sessions
Lots of time to rest and explore local village and beach
Three Excursions will be scheduled during the retreat week-additional fees apply:
Local Olive Oil Tasting and production  – No charge
Nearby Martina Franca Locals’s Morning Market Tour – 12€
Visit the village of Ostuni, a medieval white-walled city perched high above the ocean – A day by the beach 38€

The Accommodations Room-3-400x266

The retreat will be held at an intimate yoga centre located in Martina Franca. This is a must see and experience centre ~ the architecture and decor is exquisite. There are ten rooms with occupancy varying from singles to triples and are all consciously decorated. The location is imbued with deep spiritual, friendly and calm energy that will be felt throughout your visit.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish The food is local and organic when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients. This centre has a focus on their food philosophy which features a cleansing element.

$1795us Triple Accommodations -Early bird $1595 Nov. 1st

$1935us Double Accommodations-Early Bird $1735

$2355us Single Accommodations

Registration

Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $300 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Italy” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. Soul City Yoga is teaming up with True Nature Travel for registration and travel arrangements. Use the True nature Link to register. True Nature Registration Link

For travel and/or accommodation concerns please call 1800-482-5215 Christine will be happy to help you.

For yoga and retreat concerns please contact Janet at 604 932-0788 0r janet@soulcityyoga.com

Getting There

There are flight options. Rome is about 5 hours drive from the centre and Naples is 4 hours, if you are planning to extend your trip. There are 2 nearby airports: Bari (BRI) 1h30min and Brindisi (BDS) 45/50min from the centre. Group shuttle for this retreat will be provided from the Bari (BRI) airport on the arrival day. We will book the shuttle to accommodate the last arriving passenger.

True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you book your flights. Just ask us if this interests you. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.

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For other destination retreats I recommend these fabulous Retreat Hosts…

Janet Corvino’s Soul City Yoga Retreats

Kelli Prier’s Heart Glow Retreats

Krista Hoffs aka Krista Jane

Julia McCabe

Megan Pischke – Porcheron Boarding for Breast Cancer

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