COSMOS & CONSCIOUSNESS
Apr
6
to Apr 8

COSMOS & CONSCIOUSNESS

Cutting edge machines such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Large Hadron Collider have enabled us to see to the farthest limits of the Universe and deep into the heart of the atom. Scientific disciplines have developed fascinating theoretical models to describe what we see – and we tend to believe that we are at the pinnacle of our knowledge; all that remains is to wrap up a few loose ends...

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Thousands of years ago, certain people on earth demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of the profound workings of the cosmos and humankind’s place within it – all without any of the technology that we rely on so heavily today. How was it that these yogis, sages and seers could have penetrated so deeply into the secrets of time and space? How did they come to conclude that consciousness lies at the center of it all and synthesize their discoveries into the potent physical and philosophical practices of yoga?

Join Cameron as we explore the vast and intricate workings of the Universe through modern discoveries in astronomy and physics alongside the ancient inner science of Yoga and Meditation.We will draw compelling parallels between what we know now, and what we knew in the past, embarking on a personal journey into the realms of cosmos and consciousness. Bring a powerful new perspective to your practice, your world, your universe…and your place within it.

Space, both outer and inner, truly is the final frontier….

For 300 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 20 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance.

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WHEN IN DOUBT, BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

WHEN IN DOUBT, BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT

Of all the tools in our Yoga toolbox, conscious breath is by far the most powerful for accessing deep peace and personal transformation. The power of breath lies in its simplicity and universal accessibility. Breath is the conscious bridge between our mind and body, and crossing this bridge with intention can lead us to deep understanding and profound change.

Drawing from the ancient Indian science of Pranayama, in this workshop we will explore a variety of breathing methods – from calm and quiet, to vigorous and powerful – to infuse the body and mind with an overall sense of vitality, well-being, and peace. Refresh your mind, heart, and nervous system. Access your innate inner joy. Return to simplicity and source.
Remember… WHEN IN DOUBT, BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT.

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RADICAL AUTHENTICITY
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

RADICAL AUTHENTICITY

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Join the Mindchill gang for this 3hr, ‘all-levels’, workshop where we celebrate your inner ROCK STAR and explore creativity on the mat. Radical Authenticity is a journey into the freedom of a customised practice.

Each of us is unique, and each of us has our own experience both on and off the mat. Take your Yoga to new dimensions of personal growth and insight by tailoring the postures to suit your own body. Rather than using your body to ‘get into’ the postures, explore playing with the postures to ‘get into’ your body.

Unleash your hidden potential by honouring what is true…feel the luxurious bliss that comes from being authentically you!

AT A GLANCE:

  • KULA CULTIVATION: we are all Rock Stars!
  • THE ART OF MODIFYING: how to adapt your practice to tap your inner power.
  • THE ‘ISNESS’: meditation on presence.
  • I JUST WANNA ROCK! A 75min Fusion Flow: putting it all together on the mat

 Whatever your walk of life – whether you be a self-proclaimed couch potato, athlete, desk-jockey, seasoned yogi, starving student, gym junkie, or video game addict, YOGA IS FOR YOU. Never losing sight of the rich traditions of yoga’s origins, Cam & Wes draw from a wealth of different inspirations; from martial arts to breakdancing, from qi gong to donkey kong, from kirtan to rock’n roll, from meditation to wild celebration, you will always be surprised by what these Yoga rogues are going to cook up with each adventure on the mat!

This workshop is open to all levels of practice: whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or brand new to the wonderful world of yoga, get your yogi toes out to ONLY LOVE for a taste the liberated bliss of an open heart.

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Sep
8
to Sep 10

PRAIRIE LOVE FESTIVAL


Super stoked to be teaching at Prairie Love Festival this September!  This grassroots, Winnipeg-based Yoga gathering brings together all the best people, and is full of truly loving and peaceful vibes.  Join in for a weekend that you are bound to remember fondly!


 

The two classes I'll be offering at the Festival are...

 

STAR DUST GLOW FLOW

Saturday, September 9, 2:00pm

A patient & powerful exploration of a flow-based practice. 

Every heavy element in your body - carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, etc. - had to have been forged in the belly of an exploding star...you are literally made of star dust! Within each of us is the remnant glow of a supernova, just waiting to be reignited. In this thoughtful and playful class led by Cameron, you will sweat and smile as you awaken your body’s stellar memory by slowing down the normally vigorous vinyasa practice. We will take our time to explore the universal principles of precise alignment, core activation, intentional breath linked with movement, and powerful concentration as a means to light the spark. And throughout the class (of course) Cameron will riff about space, time, galaxies, black holes, and all the magnificence that is the Universe! Join in the fun and let yourself shine! This class is open to all levels of practice: whether you're a seasoned practitioner or brand new to the wonderful world of yoga, get your toes to STAR DUST GLOW FLOW for a taste of the illuminated bliss that comes from slowing down!

 

SWEET DREAMS... YIN YOGA & YOGA NIDRA

Sunday, September 10, 1:30pm

Melt into the bliss of vast inner-space in this mellow class that fuses the deep, delicious stretches of Yin Yoga, followed by a guided Yoga Nidra experience. A class all about making a connection with your own innate capacity to heal and to expand effortlessly into your true potential as embodied consciousness. Bring a blanket and a pillow and prepare to ZEN OUT!!

 
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STAYIN' ALIVE!
Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

STAYIN' ALIVE!

The MindChill Collective presents…..

STAYIN’ ALIVE!


Experience the sweaty joy of being alive in this workshop inspired by a fusion of Yogic wisdom and the spirit of Disco! Embrace your inner BeeGee, get your juices flowing, and breathe big with some funky new friends!

Life is a tantalizing adventure!  Join us for this deep and playful dive into the experience of BEING ALIVE, where we will explore the wonders of the energies of embodiment! Working with the powerful tools of Asana, Qi Gong, Pranayama and Meditation, experience a whole new dimension of ALIVENESS on your mat. With a 70’s and 80’s inspired playlist, we we will bring it all together in a Disco/Yoga fusion flow that will leave you sweaty, scintillating, and smiling ear to ear.

This workshop is open to all levels of practice. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or brand new to the wonderful world of yoga; if you aspire to sweat, to laugh, to spark the radiance of your soul, then get your Disco toes to this workshop!

Workshop-at-a-glance:

Part 1 • Kula cultivation + whimsical revelation

Part 2 • Breathing Life – THE POWER OF PRANAYAMA

Part 3 • Awakening to Aliveness – THE ART OF FEELING

Part 4 • Journey Into Essence – DISSOLVING MEDITATION

Part 5 • A 90-minute STAYIN’ ALIVE fusion flow class, including elements of Qi Gong, Vinyasa, Hatha and Pranayama, topped off with a 70’s & 80’s inspired booty-shaking playlist!

**Warning…..expect sweet basslines, sweaty smiles, deep delicious breaths & FUN•FUN•FUN**


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Cosmos & Consciousness
Apr
7
to Apr 9

Cosmos & Consciousness

Cutting edge machines such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Large Hadron Collider have enabled us to see to the farthest limits of the Universe and deep into the heart of the atom. Scientific disciplines have developed fascinating theoretical models to describe what we see – and we tend to believe that we are at the pinnacle of our knowledge; all that remains is to wrap up a few loose ends….

Thousands of years ago, certain people on earth demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of the profound workings of the cosmos and humankind’s place within it – all without any of the technology that we rely on so heavily today. How was it that these yogis, sages and seers could have penetrated so deeply into the secrets of time and space? How did they come to conclude that consciousness lies at the center of it all and synthesize their discoveries into the potent physical and philosophical practices of yoga?

Join Cameron as we explore the vast and intricate workings of the Universe through modern discoveries in astronomy, physics and consciousness research, alongside the ancient inner science of Yoga and Meditation. We will draw compelling parallels between what we know now, and what we knew in the past, embarking on a personal journey into the realms of cosmos and consciousness. Bring a powerful new perspective to your practice, your world, your universe…and your place within it.

 

Space, both outer and inner,

truly is the final frontier….

 

For 300 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 20 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance.

 

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May The Force Be With You!
Mar
12
1:30 PM13:30

May The Force Be With You!

The Force is an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.
— Obi Wan Kenobi

Embark on a Yogic ‘Jedi Journey’ with Cameron and Wesley in this playful and deep exploration of a BLINDFOLDED PRACTICE sourced from sensation… Close your eyes and be mezmerized!

 

Put on a blindfold, turn your full attention inward, and experience a delicious awakening of all your senses as you breathe and feel your way through a mindful sequence of hand-picked yoga asanas.  Take your practice to new depths by removing all visual distraction.  Learn to truly ‘listen’ to the voice of your own embodiment; vibrant, radiant sensation.  Feel the full, pulsating flow of the Prana – Life Force – streaming through every cell in your body.  In this unique workshop, unlock your inner Jedi by closing your eyes, moving with deep intention, breathing big, and BECOMING ONE WITH LIFE FORCE!

This workshop is open to all levels of practice: whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or brand new to the wonderful world of yoga; if you aspire to learn, to laugh, to experience the true potential of your practice to unlock profound personal insight, then get your Jedi booty to this workshop and awaken the Force!

**Warning!  Expect to play, to smile, to stretch, to feel… to discover the true power of the force!**

**PLEASE BRING A BLINDFOLD OF YOUR CHOICE FOR THE JEDI FLOW**

 

Workshop-at-a-glance:

Part 1 • Kula cultivation + Whimsical Revelation

Part 2 • ‘Feel the Force’ • A BIG Qi  Awakening • Discover a deeper connection to sensation through Qi Gong, breathwork & Meditation.

Part 3 • A 90 minute, ‘The Force is Strong In U’  fusion flow, where we put on a blindfold, and move with mindful intention through a carefully crafted Jedi Yoga adventure on your mat!

 

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Victoria Yoga Conference
Feb
11
to Feb 12

Victoria Yoga Conference

Coming up in February 2017, I'm excited to be offering a couple of classes at the Victoria Yoga Conference! If you - or anyone you know who loves Yoga - are in town, this is a top-tier home-grown Yoga experience that shouldn't be missed. Hope to see you there!

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Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

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THE TAO OF MINDCHILL

 Bring some much-deserved Yin into your Yang in this delicious, all-levels workshop with Cameron Gilley & Wesley Salter. Embark on this one-of-a-kind journey where East discovers synergy with the West, as we infuse the more classic Western Yoga flow with the naturalistic elements of Eastern Taoist Yoga.

 In the first half of the workshop we will explore and deconstruct the gentle & fluid magic of Qi Gong inspired postures. This ancient Eastern system coordinates slow flowing movement with deep, rhythmic breathing meant to lead you into a profoundly calm and meditative state of mind as you breathe into flow and celebrate the sparkle of Qi.

 In the second half of the workshop we will transition into our 'Qi Sparkle Flow'where we merge the Qi Gong elements with the more classic asana based Western style of Yoga. This will be a creative flow of postures, culminating in juicy, long holds of a few delicious Yin postures. Then we top this all off with the deep integrative rest of an extended Savasana.

 This unique fusion of East meets West is a beautiful synergy of the transformative magic of both worlds, intended to give you the experience of genuine harmony - a life in balance.

 Workshop-at-a-glance:

 Part 1 • Kula cultivation + whimsical revelation

Part 2 • Moving Qi • Taoist Yoga Explored

Part 3 • 90 minute  'Qi Sparkle Flow'

 Join Wes and Cam as they cultivate deepened inhales and exhales and help you to invite peace and calm into your Yoga experience. Supported by mellow and uplifting back beats, this is the perfect opportunity to give your mind, body and soul some much needed ZEN...

 ***Warning.....expect sweet beats, sweaty smiles, deep stretches FUN.*

Registration/Details • Celebrate the Qi Gong Sparkle

 

http://www.semperviva.com/event/the-tao-of-mindchill-yin-yoga-with-cameron-gilley-and-wesley-salter/

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Sep
18
2:00 PM14:00

The Tao Of Mindchill - Tofino

THE TAO OF MINDCHILL

 Bring some much-deserved Yin into your Yang in this delicious, all-levels workshop with Cameron Gilley & Wesley Salter. Embark on this one-of-a-kind journey where East discovers synergy with the West, as we infuse the more classic Western Yoga flow with the naturalistic elements of Eastern Taoist Yoga.

 In the first half of the workshop we will explore and deconstruct the gentle & fluid magic of Qi Gong inspired postures. This ancient Eastern system coordinates slow flowing movement with deep, rhythmic breathing meant to lead you into a profoundly calm and meditative state of mind as you breathe into flow and celebrate the sparkle of Qi.

 In the second half of the workshop we will transition into our 'Qi Sparkle Flow'where we merge the Qi Gong elements with the more classic asana based Western style of Yoga. This will be a creative flow of postures, culminating in juicy, long holds of a few delicious Yin postures. Then we top this all off with the deep integrative rest of an extended Savasana.

This unique fusion of East meets West is a beautiful synergy of the transformative magic of both worlds, intended to give you the experience of genuine harmony - a life in balance.

 Workshop-at-a-glance:

 Part 1 • Kula cultivation + whimsical revelation

Part 2 • Moving Qi • Taoist Yoga Explored

Part 3 • 90 minute  'Qi Sparkle Flow'

 Join Wes and Cam as they cultivate deepened inhales and exhales and help you to invite peace and calm into your Yoga experience. Supported by mellow and uplifting back beats, this is the perfect opportunity to give your mind, body and soul some much needed ZEN...

 ***Warning.....expect sweet beats, sweaty smiles, deep stretches FUN.*

Registration/Details • Celebrate the Qi Gong Sparkle

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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

SUNKISSED

SUN KISSED.

Experience one last burst of summer heat to guide you into fall with Sun Kissed! Embrace your solar essence, get your juices flowing, and let all your light shine through!

Join us as we present our specially selected MindChill Solar Bouquet: a unique combination of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Mudra, all brought together to awaken your soul.

This 2hr, all-levels workshop is focused on building warmth and momentum through the exploration of various cleansing and awakening yoga mudras, pranayama techniques, asanas, and guided meditation to invite in the energy of the sun.

We’ll take the time to de-construct these simple yet very effective yoga tools, then work these techniques into a 'Solar Flare' fusion flow to fire up your soul and spark a deep sense of vibrant health and well-being. Let your beauty radiate...IT’S TIME TO SHINE!

Workshop-at-a-glance:

Part 1 • Kula cultivation + whimsical revelation Part 2 • Mudras & Pranayama techniques deconstructed Part 3 • A 75 minute 'Solar Flare' fusion yoga flow (Hatha + Kundalini + Yin + Pranayama + Mudra)

This workshop is open to all levels of practice. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or brand new to the wonderful world of yoga; if you aspire to learn, to laugh, to sweat and to feel your best, then get your yogi toes to this workshop and allow yourself to SHINE...!

**Warning.....expect sweet beats, sweaty smiles, deep stretches & FUN.**

Deets & Registraion • SunKIssed @ The Yoga Loft

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To Teach Is To Learn
Sep
11
to Sep 20

To Teach Is To Learn

Teaching Yoga is always rewarding and never without its challenges. It is the challenges we face as teachers, and how we choose to work with them, that will take us from being competent teachers to exceptional teachers.

This 20 hour program will be a structured yet highly organic and interactive exploration of the realities of being a working yoga teacher, aimed at helping new and developing teachers continue to find their authentic voice in the increasingly homogenized yet ever-changing world of modern Yoga.

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MIND CHILL 2
Aug
16
12:30 PM12:30

MIND CHILL 2

Welcome to the ‘ZEN ZONE’. A delicious, all-levels, 3-hour, Yin yoga exploration for yogis who crave LESS DRAMA and MORE ZEN. A workshop for the yogi who is looking to de-stress, let go and unburden themselves from the ‘stuff’ that isn’t working in their lives. On this MIND CHILL journey we will cultivate a deeper sense of compassion & calmness by nourishing our connective tissue, promoting & restoring the flow of chi (energy), calming the nervous system…ultimately, GROW YOUNGER.

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WHEN IN DOUBT, BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT - Pranayama Yoga Workshop
Aug
15
3:00 PM15:00

WHEN IN DOUBT, BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT - Pranayama Yoga Workshop

A human being can survive 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, but only 3 minutes without breath. Truly, BREATH IS LIFE.

But breath serves us in a much deeper way than mere survival. Breath is the conscious bridge between our mind and body, and crossing this bridge with intention can lead us to deep understanding and profound change.

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GET THE FUNK OUT
Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

GET THE FUNK OUT

It’s SPRING CLEANING time for the body, mind and soul! Experience DETOXIFYING yoga from the inside out. This 3hr, all-levels, workshop is focused on purging the body of the ‘funk’ that builds up in our systems. Launch into this spring season with Cam & Wes as we explore various cleansing and purifying yoga mudras, pranayam techniques and asanas. With time spent de-constructiong these simple yet very effective yoga tools, we’ll then work these techniques into a 75min ‘Get Funkified’ fusion flow to melt away the ‘FUNK’ and fire up vibrant health and well-being.

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