The Accesible Yoga Conference

June 22-24, 2018
University of Toronto, Victoria College.

Tickets on sale now!

Register early to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing!
Early Bird Pricing-Level II – $350 (C$450) end April 30th
Full Price is $390 (C$500)

Use the code “Diane” for 10% off registration!

The Yoga Conference Show

April 12-15 2018

Developmental Movement for Trauma Recovery – All Levels
THURSDAY APRIL 12 – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (6 HRS)

Many of us have lost our ability to experience both movement and emotional diversity despite engaging in a dedicated yoga practice. We know we want to broaden both our movement and emotional capacity, yet we get stuck on a rectangular mat ,replaying moments like broken records in our minds. Join Diane Bruni and Jane Clapp for a foundational understanding of developmental movement patterns, the impact that traumatic stress has on our autonomic nervous system and the ability to enhance trauma recovery through revisiting movements we performed before we had language.

Yoga, Fascia, Aging and Resiliency – All Levels
Teacher Training, Therapeutic
FRIDAY APRIL 13 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (2 HRS)

As we age our tissues become less resilient. Like an old elastic band that just doesn_t bounce back, our bodies function in much the same way. Stretching alone won_t help. In fact, too much stretching could lead to over stretching and weakening of the muscles and connective tissues. Staying resilient as we age takes practise, we become we what train into our bodies. This workshop is designed for people who have noticed that they_re losing that springy feeling that comes with youth and want to learn how to bring the spring back into their bodies and lives.

Restorative Movement – All Levels
Teacher Training, Therapeutic
SATURDAY APRIL 14 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (2 HRS)

In this workshop, you_ll discover new ways to experience deep release and relaxation. Glide, slide, bounce, undulate, jiggle and walk. We will focus on yielding into the earth, body and breath.

Shaking Medicine and Yoga – All Levels
Teacher Training, Therapeutic
SUNDAY APRIL 15 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (2 HRS)

Shaking, rocking, vibration, oscillating and undulating are natural human reactions to stress, trauma and ecstatic states. In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques to integrate this ancient healing modality into your yoga practice and classes.

Functional Movement Training with Diane Bruni

Friday, May 4th: 6pm-8pm
Saturday, May 5th: 1pm-7pm
Sunday, May 6th: 1pm-7pm

A weekend dedicated to discussion, exploration and personal research into  the body. We’ll question what we’re training into the body and why, examining the norm in yoga and looking beyond yoga for ideas and inspiration. We’ll learn about healthy biomechanics and the functionality of our movement choices.  This weekend is ideal for, yoga teachers, therapists, dancers and movement enthusiasts.

Some of the topics we’ll be researching include:

  • Functional movement and aging bodies:
    • Diversity of movement as the key to longevity.
    • Restorative movement.
  • Understanding Fundamental Movements:
    • Walking, rolling, and squatting progressions.
    • Shaking medicine as a form of stress release.
    • Spirals, curves, undulations and fluid movement.
  • The role of proprioception and the nervous system:
    • Back engineering movement.
    • Resistance training with the Body Loops.

LOCATION: 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5B 0A3
PHONE:  778-300-1991

Investment: $350 before April 1 – $400 after

Friday, May 4th: 6pm-8pm
Saturday, May 5th: 1pm-7pm
Sunday, May 6th: 1pm-7pm

Yoga and Movement Research Body, Feedback, Flow

On Beautiful Cortes Island, British Columbia
May 13 – 18, 2018

Enhance your movement capacity through deep introspective explorations with Body Loop resistance bands. Our days will include dynamic movement and yoga, restorative, somatic and meditative practices.

The Body Loop is a new tool developed by Diane Bruni, to heighten kinesthetic integration also known as proprioception. Proprioception is the integration of information received through cells in the skin that communicate with the brain via the nervous system. It signals where body parts are in relationship to other body parts, and how the body is moving through space. The Body Loop stimulates mechanoreceptors in the skin, thereby increasing the amount of information being transmitted to the brain, through a sensory motor feedback loop. This helps illuminate areas of weakness, injury and lack of sensation.

By creating a safe container for movement, an exploration of these ‘blind’ spots then becomes reintegrated into the whole body. The Body Loop offers adaptable levels of resistance, through easy velcro sizing options, and the increased load builds strength and stability while safely increasing flexibility. Resistance stretching is the most effective way to lengthen and strengthen muscles at the same time.

Many people describe the feelings of comfort, relaxation and calmness from using the Body Loop as live feedback during yoga and movement. It may be adapted to offer varying degrees of pressure, depending on the needs of the person. The feelings of compression and traction increase one’s sense of being present in the body, of being embodied. Some have even described using the Body Loop is like receiving a ‘big hug.’

All levels welcome, including people with existing injuries. No previous yoga experience necessary.

Diane Bruni has been teaching yoga for over twenty years. She founded Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto and was the first Ashtanga teacher in Canada.

TUITION: $565 CDN / 5 nights
Includes Body Loops
(meals & accommodation extra)

Register early to ensure your program and accommodation choice.

The loops are incredible teachers, I can feel and access more sensation and information about my body while using the loops, this knowledge about my body helped me self correct and find optimum alignment.  –Amy, Past Participant