Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Studio

Studio Location:  615 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
Located between SGI and CreditMaxx buildings
Our entrance is around the left side of the building and upstairs
Please note there is no mail delivery at our downtown studio location.
Mailing address:  2326 Haultain Avenue Saskatoon S7J 1R1
Phone:  306-241-3409
Office Hours:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

Registration information:  email namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

True yoga is inclusive. 
Everyone can benefit in a way that meets their own needs. 
Learn and practice yoga in a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere.
Relieve stress.  Develop strength, flexibility, balance and confidence.  
Feel better!


Yoga Classes

Beginner - Gentle - Intermediate - Advanced - All Levels - Power

Specialty Classes:
Yoga for Absolute Beginners - 4 class introductory classes - November 2016
Prenatal Yoga * Mom and Baby Yoga
Yoga for Runners and for Athletes
Yoga for Hockey Players or for Curlers by appointment
* Yoga for Golfers with Doug next session: Spring 2017
See below for details on all classes and workshops 
or contact namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com 
for more info.

Private sessions available by arrangement

GIFCERTIFICATEavailable!



YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training and Certification

  

Please visit:  Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage to see reviews posted by our RYT 200 Hr Graduates

Please visit:  Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training for information on all our Yoga Teacher Training Programs

REGISTERED YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE


NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2016
6 Week Session
Starts Monday November 7 - Ends Thursday December 15
If you are not able to attend a registered class, you can attend a “make up” class.
See below – reduced rates for more than 1 class per week
Drop-in is available by pre-arrangement.  Drop in fee:  $14
For info or to register email kathleenyoga@gmail.com

Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm All Levels with Kathleen
Fee:  $65

Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm All Levels Power with Doug
Fee:  $65

Wednesday 1:30 - 2:15 pm Beginner and All Levels with Doug
Fee:  $55   

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm Gentle and Beginner with Kathleen
Fee:  $65

Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm Yoga for Absolute Beginners with Doug
4 classes  September 7, 14, 21, 28    Fee: $45  Specialty Class  See below for details

Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Variations with Kathleen
Fee:  $65  Note:  No class Thursday December 8.  Extra class added December 22.

All fees include gst

Reduced fees for 2 or more classes per week for 6-week session
2 times per week or 12 classes during the session:  $110
3 times per week or 18 classes during the session:  $140
Unlimited classes for November and December 2016:  $160

Private classes available by arrangement

See below for Specialty Classes and More Classes at Namaskar Yoga Studio



More classes at Namaskar Yoga Studio:

Please contact the Instructor for following classes regarding start/end dates of sessions, fees, registration, etc.   See below for contact information.  Thank you!
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Prenatal Yoga with Jari - Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Jari Chaloupka, RYT200, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
 For info or to register please email:  jarichaloupka@gmail.com
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All Levels Yoga with Brin -  Monday 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Brin Beyer, Certified Yoga Teacher 
For info or to register/drop-in email/phone:  brin.beyer@sasktel.net   306-370-3300

Intermediate Yoga with Jari - Tuesday 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Jari Chaloupka, 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
 For info or to register please email:  jarichaloupka@gmail.com
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Yoga for Runners with Leanne  -  Tuesdays 6:05 – 7:05 pm
Leanne Parsons, 200 Hour RYT, Yoga for Runners Certification
For info or to register email/phone: (306) 251-2964  running@breathemovebe.ca  
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YOGA FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS with Doug - Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Doug Podiluk, E-RYT, Leader Trainer Yoga Alliance
Next session:   November 9, 16, 23, 30     4 class session     Fee:  $45
This 4 class session will “start at the beginning” to teach the very basics.   Participants will be able to learn the poses with detailed instruction and at their own pace - a great start for anyone who wants to try yoga. After attending the Absolute Beginner classes, participants would be prepared to continue their yoga practice in another weekly class.  For more info or registration, contact Namaskar Yoga Studio or email Doug dpodiluk@gmail.com
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Yoga Stretch and Relaxation with Jari - Thursdays 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Jari Chaloupka, RYT200, Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
For more info, exact dates or to register please email:  jarichaloupka@gmail.com  
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Mom and Baby Yoga with Jari - Fridays 10:45 - 11:45 am 
Jari Chaloupka, RYT200, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
For more info, exact dates or to register please email:  jarichaloupka@gmail.com  
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Beginner Yoga with Roberta - Sundays 6:30 p.m. -
Robert Miranda, Certified Yoga Teacher
For more info, exact dates or to register please email: miranda@gracebourne.ca 
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Yoga for Curlers with Doug - by pre-arrangement
Doug Podiluk, 200 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
Classes by pre-arrangement
For info or to register email:  dpodiluk@gmail.com
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Yoga for Golfers with Doug - each Spring
Doug Podiluk, 200 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
Yoga For Golfers Certification Training
For info or to register email:  dpodiluk@gmail.com






For a calendar of all class dates, times, instructor contacts for fees, class descriptions, etc. please click on Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon 

YOGA WORKSHOPS FOR ALL YOGIS!

* New * Yoga for Children - Specializations
1 Day Workshop

Topics Coverered
:
- Yoga for Children in the Schools
- Yoga for Children with Needs
- Mindfulness for Children
Date: Saturday November 12, 2016
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Fee: $160 (inc gst)
This workshop suitable for: Yoga Teachers, educators, parents, health professionals and any others who would like to learn about these topics to share and benefit children
Certified/Registered Yoga Teachers receive Yoga Teacher Certification; Yoga Alliance CEC's available.
If you are interested please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for registration.

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RESTORATIVE YOGA TRAINING
Date: Saturday March 25, 2017
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Fee: $160 include gst
Suggested text to bring to workshop: Relax and Renew by Judy Lasater, PhD., P.T.
In Restorative Yoga participants "consciously relax" the entire body in full supported floor poses; remaining present and observing the body release, letting go of any goals, and just allowing full relaxation for healing and restoration. This workshop is for Yoga Teachers and health/wellness workers who would like to incorporate Restorative Yoga principles and benefits into group or private practice, and also for yogis who would like to learn the benefits of including restorative poses in their current practice and every day life. Definition, history, poses, variations, adaptations, language, cueing, and practice applications. 

Suitable for all yogis!


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YOGA TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE AND BACK

A workshop for all Yogis!

Date: Saturday April 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.

Instructor: Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Yoga Alliance
Fee: $40 ​ (inc gst) Location: Namaskar Yoga Studio​

This workshop introduces the basics of core and back anatomy along with discussion of the importance of core strength in supporting a healthy low back. We will practice accessing and strengthening our deep stabilizing muscles and apply that learning to a safe and productive yoga practice. Enjoy a fun, safe and non-judgmental learning environment with modifications for all levels of experience and ability. 

CEC’s for Certified / Registered Teachers: SPRA 4, Yoga Alliance 2.5 contact

For more information / registration email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com
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Yoga for Kids!
18 hour Weekend Workshop
Date: April 22-23, 2017
Instructor: Amanda Plante, 200 Hour RYT, Certified Yoga for Kids
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lunch on the mat 18 contact hours
Workshop fee: $350 (inc gst) + 180 page manual supplied at workshop: $30
Total fee for Workshop and manual: $380 (inc gst)
This workshop is suitable for: Yoga Teachers, educators, parents, anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people
Certified/Registered Yoga Teachers receive Yoga Teacher Certification Yoga Alliance CEC's available.
Course Description: In this 18 hour experiential training we will explore how physical yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging and effective for different age groups. With the focus on having fun, you will learn yoga influenced songs, stories and games to inspire children from preschoolers to adolescents. This workshop will provide practical theory and discussion of age-appropriate teaching techniques as well as active participation in yoga activities for ages 3-13. You will come away with immediate tangible knowledge and lots of ideas for developing our own fun yoga experiences for young people. While sharing the joy of yoga you will help children develop life-enhancing skills by introducing practice and philosophy to nurture patience, compassion and happiness in a fun, joyful and non-competitive environment. Topics covered: Breakdown of child development and yoga for little ones, early childhood, middle childhood, early / late adolescence /young adult, sample yoga class practices, developing lesson plans, breathing exercises, learning styles, teaching tips, fun and safety, application of yamas, niyamas and yoga principles, challenges and opportunities, practice teaching. Along with the 180 page Kids' Yoga Manual students will receive information on resources, teaching aids, lesson plan examples.
About the Instructor: Inspired by her 2 home schooled children to share yoga with her community, Amanda completed her Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Namaskar Yoga in 2011, and has completed a 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher training 
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for more information or  registration.

Prenatal Yoga Training
CLICK HERE for details on next Prenatal Yoga training
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

Description of Training: 

Students receive a Prenatal Pose Manual for training and practice of 30 basic prenatal asanas, as well as study of benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yogis. Students will also have training and practice specific to teaching prenatal yoga: cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantras, various teaching styles, and practice teaching. We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial, adaptive and safe prenatal yoga classes, basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy. 

All Yoginis who would like to attend to deepen their personal knowledge are welcome to attend. Pregnant Yoginis are welcome!
This is Continuing Education - Certified Yoga Teachers will receive 18 Hour Prenatal Yoga Training Certificate.

Yoga Class Descriptions

Beginner and Gentle Yoga: A slower paced class for those who are newer to yoga and/or want to focus on the basic poses, breathing, stretching, strengthening and relaxation in a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere, and at your own pace.
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All Levels:   This class is suited to all levels of yogis, offering instruction and choices for beginners and also opportunities to choose more challenging options for intermediate level yogis to increase the level of intensity.  The practice is a mix of focus on learning proper technique and safe transitions, and then implementing into various flow sequences to strengthen and stretch the entire body, followed by floor work, stretching and relaxation. 
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Beginner and All Levels:  This 45 minute class will include warm up, basic work, then stretching and relaxation.  
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All Levels Power:  This is a fitness/power class suited to all levels, practicing basic poses with extra focus on fitness and strengthening the upper body and core muscles, followed by stretching and relaxation.  Be prepared to sweat.
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Yin Yoga:  Yin yoga practice targets tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. Each posture is held for long periods of time to encourage slow and safe opening of connective tissues.   Although Yin yoga is a more passive practice it can be quite challenging Yin yoga classes involve a relaxed practice of floor postures that are held from three to five minutes at a time, with focus on the feeling in targeted joints/connective tissue.  A perfect antidote to stress and a great complement to more active styles of yoga.
Open to all levels of students.  Please note this is not a Restorative Yoga class. 
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Intermediate Variations:
A strong working knowledge and experience with the basic poses is required.  We will be adding more challenging variations and options for strength, flexibility and balance, and styles of yoga.  Students will be encouraged to make choices to develop their yoga practice towards Advanced at their own pace.
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Prenatal Yoga:
Our prenatal classes are specifically designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for mamas-to-be to practice yoga.  Through physical yoga practice, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation, we will safely strengthen and stretch to prepare for the expectant mother’s changing body.  In this positive and supportive environment, you will learn techniques to connect with your body, mind and Baby.
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Intermediate/All Levels Active Vinyasa Flow:  This class will maintain a steady flowing yoga workout for a balance of muscle flexibility, strengthening and stamina, with focus on flowing through our pose sequences, uniting movement with breath.   Participants should be familiar with basic pose technique to move into and transition out of each pose with safe technique and alignment. Variations and options will be given for each pose and transition so participants can work at their own desired pace and style.  Be prepared to sweat.
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Yoga for Absolute Beginners:  This 4 class session will “start at the beginning” to teach the very basics.   Participants will be able to learn the poses with detailed instruction and at their own pace - a great start for anyone who wants to try yoga. After attending the Absolute Beginner classes, participants would be prepared to continue their yoga practice in another weekly class.   
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Restorative Yoga:  In Restorative Yoga participants “consciously relax” the entire body in fully supported floor poses, remaining present and observing the release, letting go of any goals, and just allowing full relaxation for healing and restoration.


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New to Yoga?

Here is some information that may be helpful
- Wear bare feet and loose comfortable clothing.  Longer shorts/sweat pants and a t-shirt are fine.
- If you do not have a yoga mat yet, the studio has mats you can borrow.  The studio also provides yoga blocks and straps you may wish to use.
- It is best not to practice yoga on a full stomach.
- Drinking water an hour or so before class will help you to not become thirsty during class.  However, you can bring a water bottle with you if you wish.
- A small hand towel may be helpful as an extra small prop for your neck, knees, etc.
- Please do not chew gum during class.  This can interfere with breathing, distract the other students, and possibly be a safety hazard in some poses. 

In consideration for your fellow participants:
- Some people arrive early to class to relax or meditate.  Please talk quietly before class so as not to disturb the other students.
- We all try to be on time for class, but if you are late and class has started, please come into the studio quietly.
- Some people are allergic to scents.  In consideration for these individuals, please do not apply scented products prior to yoga class.
- Please remember to turn off your cell phone when you come into the studio.   If you need to leave your phone on because you are "on call" - just let the teacher know before class. 
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Parking:  There is free parking around us on the street and avenue; signs indicate 2 or 3 hour free parking.  There is also free parking right beside us in the SGI parking lot after 5pm every day.  Please note the spots around our building marked "24 Hour Private Parking" are not ours.  Thank you.


Yoga Teacher Training



Yoga Alliance 
 
For information regarding the following Yoga Teacher Training Programs:


- Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT)
- Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher (CPYT or RPYT)
Click on the link:
http://yogateachercanada.blogspot.com/ 
  or email kathleenyoga@gmail.com


Namaskar Yoga Refund Policy for 6 – 8 week yoga class sessions per class per week
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund: $5
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund: Administration fee $10
- After beginning attendance, a pro-rated refund will be given if a doctor's certificate is provided.
- If Namaskar Yoga Studio cancels/reschedules a class a full refund will be given.