Classes & Workshops

The union of yoga & writing for an authentic life, truth-telling & compassionate leadership.

Yoga Clinic for All Levels of Flexibility

A comprehensive yoga practice that brings mindfulness to each and every asana while incorporating yogic principles of ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truth), santosa (contentment) & svadhyaya (self-inquiery).

Expect the unexpected. Different styles of yoga like Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini & Yin will be integrated into the practice. Options will be offered with respect to your level of comfort. We will open our hearts, ignite the intuitive power in our core and cultivate compassion.

At Parc Outremont (Av. Bloomfield end)

Monday & Wednesday 6-7pm (followed by a casual picnic. Bring your chips!)

Thursday 12-1pm

Price: By donation.

 

This class is for you if:

  • You are a yoga skeptic.
  • You believe that you are not flexible enough.
  • You are recovering from an injury.
  • You crave a deeper practice that goes beyond yoga asanas (postures).
  • You love to laugh.

What others are saying…

This is not your average yoga class, so forget what you know about those quiet and crowded yoga studios full of fit athletes. Instead, picture a very casual and welcoming environment where you will go at your own pace with lots of help, humour, and encouragement from Imola. We were all a little banged up and vulnerable with our shaky limbs and soft tummies, but for an hour each week, we (re)learned how to be strong and confident. Priceless.

-Nikki

Imola a se pouvoir de connecter les personnes à leurs èmotions en respectant leur propre rythme. Les èmotions bloquent souvent notre potentiel intérieur dans le but de trouver l’harmonie ou son soleil intérieur.

Amelie

Private & Semi Private Sessions

Private Sessions for Individuals

A balanced 60 minute yoga practice with a short meditation tailored to your level of experience and preferred style.

At the comfort of your home: $80 per session, or $700 for 10 sessions.

At our studio: $70 per session, or $600 for 10 sessions.

Via Zoom: $60 per session, or $500 for 10 sessions.

Private Session for small groups (2-6 participants)

Practice with friends and/or family members! A balanced 60 minute yoga practice with a short meditation tailored to your group’s need on the given day.

$90 per session, or $800 for 10 sessions.

Via Zoom: $70 per session, or $600 for 10 sessions.

Please note that class cancellation within 24 hours will be charged in full.

 

What others are saying…

I was fortunate enough to start my yoga journey with Imola. With her extensive knowledge of yoga, Imola is extremely proficient at adapting the practice to my personal needs and fitness level. Yoga classes with Imola have improved my balance, core strength and general well-being. Nine years later I keep coming back for more.

Phuong

Chaque séance de yoga avec Imola est un moment de pur bonheur. Imola personnalise et adapte chacun des cours selon mon état d’esprit du moment, offrant parfois un cours plus axé sur la relaxation et d’autres fois un cours plus exigeant qui me pousse à me dépasser. Mais dans tous les cas je me sens toujours énergisée et détendue à la fin! Une vraie magicienne!

Nina

Lawyer

The Yoga of Creative Writing

On line: Tuesday 12-1.30pm (EDT) 27 July – 24 August, 2021

In Person: Coming soon!

 

Limited to 8 participants.

These meetings will be conducted on Zoom on Tuesdays 12-1pm (EDT), combined with prerecorded lectures that you can watch ahead of our meeting at your convenience. Our meetings on Zoom will focus on connecting and sharing.

A kinder, yogic approach applied to your writing practice – whether creative, or academic. These 5 sessions will incorporate gentle movement and meditation, as well as discussion and interactive writing exercises that will address the following creative questions:

Week 1: The terror of the blank page. Where and how to begin?

Week 2: Inspiration. The difference between following your passion and following your curiosity. Truth (Satya). What is your deepest truth and why are you writing? How to write about difficult subjects?

Week 3: Fear. How Vikalpas (sabotaging thoughts / illusions) can hinder our writing? How negative feelings like jealousy can be utilized as a creative force?

Week 4: Abhyasa (sustained effort). How to maintain stamina and belief in our project while establishing a writing routine that really sticks.

Week 5: Santosha (contentment). Connecting to a sense of joy and a goal bigger than yourself.

 

I will also provide you with lecture notes and weekly inspirations by e-mail.

Price: Early Bird Special: $200 before 23 July 2021. Regular rate: $250 payable by Interac e-Transfer to imola_zsitva@yahoo.com or paypal no later than 27 July 2021

This workshop is for you if:

  • You are a writer, or an inspiring writer.
  • You are a yoga practitioner who is interested in deepening their practice.
  • You have a story to tell, but don’t know where to start.
  • You want to get in touch with your creativity.

What others are saying…

Imola’s course on The Yoga of Creative Writing is a wonderful refuge for anyone who loves yoga and meditation, and is looking to reconnect with themselves and their creative life. She brings incredible humility as a teacher, while also arriving to each class with a wealth of knowledge. She successfully creates a safe and brave space for participants, quickly helping to establish a sense of community within the first class. A total gem of a teacher, and an amazing course.

-Leah

Consulant / Yoga Teacher

Yoga for Creative Writing helped me reconnect to my inner voice, my own story, a deeper sense of authenticity, and embodied presence. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking to deepen their relationship with their inner creative forces – the combination of yoga and writing with the holding power of Imola’s passionate, wise, inspired presence is a real gift. So happy to have had the opportunity to take this course. Thank you!

Jodi

Clinical Social Worker / Yoga Teacher

The Yoga of Fulfillment

On line: Tuesday 12 – 1.30pm (EDT) 7 September – 5 October, 2021.

In person: Thursday 6.30 – 8pm (EDT) 2 – 30 September, 2021

 

A workshop that focuses on Yoga’s bigger picture: The inspiring philosophy that helps you access your innate intelligence and empower your authentic Self.

In this 5 week workshop you can expect to:

Open your heart and revitalize your body through simple yoga postures.

Regain emotional balance, contentment and a positive outlook through guided meditation.

Release stress and restricting beliefs through Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).

Unlock your inner guidance through self reflection to:

    • Discover not only what you want, but what you need.
    • Sustain your effort, while being content in the moment.
    • Learn to overcome setbacks with compassion and positive attitude.

 

This workshop is suitable for those new to yoga, as well as the experienced practitioner.

Price: Early Bird Special: $200 before 1 September, 2021. Regular rate: $250 payable by Interac e-Transfer to imola_zsitva@yahoo.com or paypal no later than 7 September, 2021

This workshop is for you if:

  • You are curious about yoga philosophy.
  • You have often wondered what is your guiding purpose (dharma).
  • Your life feels like a routine of survival.
  • You don’t know where to begin to address the issues that are causing you to feel disconnected.
  • You are uncomfortable with change.

Let’s get connected

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