Yoga, Meditation & Education Centres
Himalayan Institute – Located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, the Himalayan Institute offers seminars, programs, retreats and services in yoga, meditation, stress reduction, Ayurveda, nutrition, spirituality, and eastern philosophy.
(The) Kevala Center – The Kevala Center offers distance learning courses and workshops in Aromatherapy, Massage, Yoga teaching, Stress Management, Nutritional Therapy, Iridology, Reflexology, Bach Flower remedies and Indian Head Massage.
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Lenox, Massachusetts, the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a nonprofit organization that offers yoga, self-discovery, holistic health, spiritual and yoga teacher training programs and packages. Only a five hour drive from Montreal.
Shambhala Meditation Center – Shambhala is an international community of 165 meditation centers led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Free meditation instruction and a wide variety of classes and programs in meditation, Buddhist teachings and many other disciplines are available at all centers.
Yoga Research and Education Center (YREC) – Located in Santa Rosa, California, the YREC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the traditional spiritual teachings of yoga and exploring its physiological and psychological benefits in the modern quest for health and wholeness.
Books, Magazines / Journals, Music, Videos
Note that the products listed below are available through the Kripalu Yoga Center, the Yoga Journal or Amazon. In Montreal, try Paradigm Books at 5688 Monkland Ave. (Tel: 514-483-6730). They have a great selection!
The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self (Kripalu), by Stephen Cope
Yoga, The Poetry of the Body, by Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow
Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar
The Myth of Freedom and the Way to Meditation, by Chogyam Trungpa
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind. Informal talkes on Zen Meditation and Practice, by Shunryu Suzuki
Zen Shiatsu. How to Harmonize Yin and Yang for Better Health, by Shizuto Masunaga with Wataru Ohashi
Shiatsu – The Complete Guide, by Chris Jarmey and Gabriel Mojay
Magazines / Journals
Yoga International – A magazine that focuses on the teachings and ever-growing community of yoga. Check out their web site for links to instant yoga information.
Yoga Journal – For more than 25 years, one magazine has reported on the expansion and revolution of the yoga movement. Serving yoga teachers and the ever-growing yoga community.
Kripalu Center – Their Gentle, Dynamic and Partner videos are great!
Yoga Journal – All their videos are great!
· “Yoga Mind & Body” with Ali MacGraw is a good video to have. Erich Schiffmann is the instructor.
If I had to pick just one CD “ A Touch of Grace” by Sudir, Jonathan Faust would be it! Available at Kripalu.
All of “Deva Premal’s” chanting CDs are heavenly.
Alternative Health Resources in Montreal
Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Massotherapist
Medical Doctor degree in Combined Chinese and Western medicine (China)
Masters degree in Gynecology (China)
Over 20 years of experience in both Chinese and Western medicine
L’Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Quebec,
L’Association des Massotherapeutes Professionnels du Quebec,
and The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists.
4177 Decarie Blvd.
Tel: 514-483 6669
Certified Shiatsu Practitioner and Kripalu Yoga Teacher
Westmount Manual Therapy Clinic
4112 Sainte Catherine Street West
Shiatsu Massage is a whole body/mind approach to healing that draws extensively upon the principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Kelly Studied at the Dragon and Pheonix School of Shiatsu in Montreal, and specializes in pre and post natal Shiatsu. For More information, please visit the “Shiatsu” pages on this web site.
Sandra Reich M.Ed, CCC.
Qualified and experienced therapist who is certified by the Canadian Counseling Association. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an active directive treatment approach that teaches the skills necessary to cope with Panic, Depression and Anxiety.
Jana Cernochova, RsHom
NUPATH-National United Professional Association of Trained Homeopaths
Location: Homeopathic clinic Lipa
5890 Ave.Monkland,s.#102 (corner Royal Ave., near Villa Maria metro)
My service offered: Homeopathic consultation and treatment, with special expertise in the treatment of chronic and degenerative diseases. Classical homeopathy is a non-toxic form of medicine that has had demonstrated it’s safety and efficiency in the treatment of most acute and chronic diseases in it’s 200-year old existence, and plays a significant role in the healthcare system of many countries today.
Michele Pepin, M.Sc. D.O.
4112, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher – Pregnancy yoga will provide you with renewed energy, an awareness of your changing body and a greater confidence that will enhance the comfort and enjoyment of pregnancy and birth – as well as a deepened connection to your baby. Gentle postures, breath work and relaxation techniques are learned to develop the strength and flexibility necessary to comfortably carry your baby through pregnancy, into labor, and beyond.
Mom & Baby Yoga Teacher – In this lively and enjoyable postnatal yoga class, mothers bring their new babies to experience specialized postures and breathing designed to lessen fatigue, assist in the recovery of childbirth and regain original muscle tone. Short sessions of baby massage are also led so babies can share the benefits – including calming and relief of common discomforts. The classes are open to all moms, and babies up to 8 months of age (or until your baby is actively crawling!).
4112, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Facials, Hand and Foot Care, Waxing and Electrolysis. Visit Georgia for a luxurious and indulgent Facial. Beginning with a mini Swedish back massage with essential oils, deep pore cleansing and a stimulating revitalizing modeling mask with a special blend of essential oils. Or join her for a Spa Day Package; half-day and full day available. Georgia’s touch is truly a piece of Heaven!
Yoga and Meditation Retreats
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health had its beginnings in 1966. It’s a wonderful nonprofit organization providing yoga classes and training for yoga teachers. Also a beautiful retreat center only a 5 hour drive from Montreal.
Global Yoga Journeys
Welcome to Global Yoga Journeys!
We offer Kripalu yoga vacations and retreats, Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, and yoga and meditation products.
Our 2003 itinerary takes us to some extraordinary places. In the winter we will return to Costa Rica to Pura Vida Spa, an exquisite, private retreat surrounded by coffee fields nestled high in the mountains and to Sueno Azul Resort, a tropical paradise located in the heart of a lush 1200 acre rainforest.
In spring we’ll stay in a magical 800 year old villa located in the breathtaking Tuscany countryside. During the summer we teach at Kripalu Center, in the picturesque Berkshire Mountains of New England.
We hope you will join us for one of these adventures in living. Namaste, Sudhakar Ken McRae & Kathleen Knipp
Yoga Journal Events
The Yoga Cruise: February 2-9/03.
A time for relaxation…rejuvenation…inspiration…exploration…and even celebration! Join the Yoga Journal and more than a dozen of the worlds leading yoga teachers on the ultimate yoga vacation. Presenters you can expect to find are: Baron Baptiste. Sean Corn, Shiva Rea and Rodney Yee.
Tradition and Innovation: seeking the authentic heart of practice.
March 14-17, 2003. Los Angeles, California.
This conference will explore what it means to have an authentic practice, no matter what form of yoga you choose. Presenters you can expect to find are: John Friend, Patricia Walden, Maty Ezraty, and Erich Schiffmann.
Yoga Spirit – Based in Toronto, Yoga Spirit brings wonderful leading teachers to Canada for weekend workshops at affordable prices. Some names you can expect to find are Donna Farhi, Erich Schiffmann, Rodney Yee and Gary Kraftsow.
Gampo Abbey, Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada www.gampoabbey.org
Dorje Denma Ling, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia,Canada www.dorjedenmaling.com
Karme Cholong, Barnet, Vermount, USA www.kcl.shambhala.org
Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feathers Lakes, Colorado, USA www.shambhalamountain.org