E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and YACEP
Yoga with Deborah
Yoga for Men (hips & lower back)
Sound Bath Meditation Monthly Events
FB Yoga with Deborah
Deborah invites you to become part of her journey...
Deborah traveled from Australia to Canada to expand her knowledge and experience in yoga and meditation. She participated in a 6 month, eyes closed, meditation and yoga retreat called 'Mastery of the Self' in beautiful BC, Canada. She stayed on for a further 2 months & completed the teacher training program.
For the next few years she traveled around the world, as a monk, sharing in, and leading meditation/yoga weekend classes, retreats and workshops.
If you are here because your body has given you a "wake up call", I totally understand.
Early in 2019, I woke up one morning and could not pick anything up with my right hand. It had seized up and was very painful.
After numerous specialist appointments, they found that my ulnar nerve (in my arm) was damaged. Why? It was a severe, repetitive strain injury caused by sitting at my nail station desk and continually working on nails. It is the same kind of injury that people get working too much on the computer. Treatment? Acupuncture and a regular yoga practice!
I completed my 200hr yoga teacher training program with the North American School of Yoga Science (British Columbia, Canada) in July 2019 and became a registered certified yoga instructor. Since then, I have also completed training and certification in Yin Yoga March, 2020. Chair Yoga, October, 2019. Pranayama and Meditation December 2020. Acu-Yoga March 2021. I have also completed my 300hr yoga teacher training with Wind of Prana (Colorado, USA) in April 2021. Yoga Nidra, June 2020. My studies continue as becoming a yoga teacher has no ending. I also am a Reiki Master and love the healing arts.
I look forward to meeting you soon at one of my offerings at Sukhasana Studio.
May you be happy and healthy,
Yoga with Deborah: summer schedule
Mondays & Thursdays 11:00am
Whether you’ve never seen yourself as the yoga type, are new to Yoga, or a seasoned yogi with years of practice behind you, Deborah's classes will keep you engaged, motivated, and inspired, and help you live large and purposefully.
Your experience, shape, size, gender, background, bendiness or lack thereof, are not barriers to beginning.
You’ll discover a warm, welcoming and diverse community of like-minded enthusiasts eager to embrace the practice of yoga.
Dop-ins & All Welcome!
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Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of yoga. In Yin Yoga, the poses are held for a long period of time (typically three to five minutes or longer). This targets the connective tissues (such as the ligaments and even the joints) that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice, rather than focusing on the muscles. As a result, the asanas are more passive holds, with little muscular engagement. Why practice Yin? To increase Flexibility and Range of Motion.
Your experience, shape, size, gender, background, bendiness or lack thereof, are not barriers to beginning. You’ll discover a warm, welcoming and diverse community of like-minded enthusiasts eager to embrace the practice of yoga. Whether you’ve never seen yourself as the yoga type, are new to Yoga, or a seasoned yogi with years of practice behind you, Deborah's classes will keep you engaged, motivated, and inspired, and help you live large and purposefully.
Yoga for Men
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This class focuses on the hips and lower back. Deborah gently guides the most basic postures that provide you with the foundation of flexibility, range of motion and strength every man needs. Her classes are infused with breath work, modifications for all ailments and some laughter.
Sounds Bath Experience with Deborah
Experience Relaxation and Healing Through the Power of Sound
When people want to relax, some may take a relaxing soak in the tub, others love to bask in the sun, some enjoy time in the woodland or maybe curling up with a book. A bath of sound is another way to find a state of deep relaxation. By combining the sounds found in nature with the use of a variety of instruments played by the practitioner, the participant(s) can enjoy their own unique time of reflection and relaxation. Research has shown that Sound bathing allows a greater connection to your creativity, calling forth inner self, and increasing brain function while in a relaxed and safe environment. If you haven’t experienced this, you are not alone and I invite you to consider trying it. Sound bath is a musical experience like no other. It is backed by science and is growing in it's use as a therapy that produces a calmer state of being.
What Sound Healing Is and How It Works
You’ll be surrounded by waves of soothing, echoing sounds. From traditional wind and percussion instruments, that promote feelings of relaxation and contentment. Although sound bath has been around for many years, many have yet to hear of it or experience a
sound bath session. The following explores the science and ancient history of Sound Healing
and it’s unique benefits.
A Sound Bath can be held in a studio space, beach front, in a pool or people have used it in the comfort of their home, where instruments like the gong, Tibetan bowls, chimes, and crystal singing bowls, are used by the practitioner to create a calming and pleasant experience for the participants. The aim is for participants to immerse in the energy of the sound, which can create a feeling of calm, peace, and healing.
A sound bath is rooted in the scientific concept of cymatics, which is the study of how sound
interacts with matter to produce patterns that can be visually observed, just like when you gently tossed a pebble into a pond.
Research has shown that exposure to specific sound frequencies can influence brain activity, altering the brain waves and inducing a meditative state.
History of Sound Bath
Sound Healing is not a new phenomenon. You can trace the roots of sound bathing back to ancient civilizations, where people used it for both spiritual and physical healing.
The use of sound for healing has been a significant part of human history for thousands of years. The Tibetan monks and indigenous cultures of Africa and the Americas have all used these modalities. Singing bowls, for example, have been used in Tibetan Buddhism for centuries as a means of inducing a state of deep relaxation and meditation.
In recent years, Sound Healing has experienced a resurgence in popularity. The modern era of Sound Baths can be traced to the 1960s and 70s when interest in alternative forms of healing began to grow. Sound Baths are now widely available in major cities worldwide. Thousands of people enjoy them regularly as a form of relaxation, stress relief and pain management .
The Benefits of Sound Baths: An Exploration
Sound Baths have been gaining popularity, in recent years as a holistic therapy offering various physical and mental benefits. Here, we explore some of the most important benefits of this unique and ancient form of healing and relaxation.
Physical and Mental Relaxation: The soothing sounds produced by the instruments used in Sound Baths are designed to promote relaxation and calm. The vibrations the instruments produce help slow down your breathing, lower your heart rate, and relax your muscles, leading to deep physical and mental relaxation.
Stress and Anxiety Relief: The use of sound therapy is considered beneficial for balancing emotional states. The calming vibrations and the meditative atmosphere experienced during a sound bath can help manage or reduce stress and anxiety, leaving participants refreshed and rejuvenated.
Improved Sleep: Sound Bathing can work for those struggling with sleep. The deep relaxation achieved during a Sound Bath session can help improve sleep quality.
Increased Mindfulness and Spirituality: The meditative atmosphere of a Sound Bath session encourages participants to be present at the moment and connect with the inner self, leading to increased feelings of peace and happiness.
Physical Healing: The vibrations generated during a sound bath are believed to have a therapeutic effect on the body, promoting healing and reducing pain and discomfort in certain areas.
Spiritual Connection: For some, a sound bath can be a deeply spiritual experience, providing a sense of connection to something greater than oneself and promoting a sense of peace and inner calm.
Please check out our website for more info and calendar of special events. https://www.yogawithdeborah.com