Location: Four Directions Yoga Studio, 55 Farms Rd, Woodville, ON Contact us at: 705 341 2758 or
through email: email@example.com or through firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Schedule: The studio will be closed on Monday February 16th for Family Day. Have a peaceful holiday.
SPECIAL EVENT: Our Sangha Meditation Group: One Earth Sangha has been meeting now for 3 years! To celebrate this milestone we are inviting everyone to a special tea: Please join us on Sunday February 1st from 10am - 12 noon. Enjoy readings from inspired Zen master: Thich Nhat Hanh, centering meditation practice, tea and refreshments. Location: 55 Farms Rd. Cost: Free of charge.
Our hatha yoga practice is inspired by mindfulness meditation in the Zen tradition as well as the work of Vanda Scaravelli. Breaking away from restrictive yoga teaching styles, Vanda and her students developed a style that is reflective and honors the student's own experience. Students are encouraged to practice postures and breathing exercises without straining, but with interest, reflection, and patience. We apply the principles of releasing, breathing, and grounding to move into the postures with ease and mindfulness. Our yoga classes can allow you to move mindfully into postures through present moment awareness of your body and breath. Practice at your own level to find your center and empowerment.
Kundalini yoga is a dynamic and grounding practice based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. This inspiring and uplifting practice can help students meet life's stresses with interest, energy, and joy. The postures, breathing practices and mantras of Kundalini yoga can help students work through anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue.
We offer hatha yoga teacher training - Level 1 and Level 2. The Level 1 course provides you with 335 hours of professional teacher training instruction. Our curriculum includes: deepening and enriching your own practice; teaching skills and methodology; instruction in how to teach yoga postures; effective ways to communicate the principles of your own experience of yoga; hands on assisting; lesson and curriculum planning; anatomy; alignment; philosophy and ethics. Level 1 is for people who are new to teaching yoga and new to this method of yoga. Our Level 2 course is over 200 hours in total. Level 2 is designed for graduates from Level 1 who wish to further their own studies in a specialized way.
In addition to classes and teacher training, we offer workshops as well as retreats and Sangha meditation meetings. Please check the Schedule page for details.
Owner-instructor Paola di Paolo enjoys teaching yoga as well as meditation. Paola has been practicing yoga since 1983 and teaching since 1990. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance, RYT-500. She was initially trained in Iyengar yoga with an emphasis on alignment. In 1992 she met Esther Myers and began studying with her. Esther Myers was trained by Vanda Scaravelli and encouraged her students to be aware of their own experiences in the postures, and to trust their own explorations in yoga. In 2000 Paola also began to practice Kundalini Yoga and was certified by the Kundalini Research Institute as a teacher in 2003. Kundalini yoga brings energy and awareness of the chakra system. Since childhood, Paola has had an interest in meditation, particularly Zen meditation. The simplicity of Zen meditation allows us to connect to our present moment experiences with openess and awareness. Paola has applied the practice of Zen meditation to hatha yoga. Her approach is mindful and inspires insight and self awareness.
Enjoy time for yourself and the peace that comes with yoga and meditation.
To see a schedule of our classes and workshops, please visit our Classes:
Mondays 5:15 - 6:45: Kundalini Yoga -enjoy an energizing but grounding Kundalini yoga practice
Mondays: 7 - 8:30pm Hatha Yoga - this is a beginner level practice including stretching, yoga postures, breathing practices and mindfulness meditation
Wednesdays: 7 - 9pm - Hatha Yoga and Meditation: In this class we focus on meditation as well as hatha yoga postures and breathing practices.
Saturdays: 8:30 - 10:15am - Hatha Yoga: We start with mindfulness meditation, practice hatha yoga postures, breathing practices.
First Class: $10
Drop in: $15
Punch Cards: 6 classes: $84; 10 classes: $135; 15 classes: $180
We accept payment by cash or cheque.
Location: 55 Farms Rd, Woodville, ON - our studio is in our barn. Please park, then look at the barn, You will see a set of stairs on the right hand side - go up the stairs and through the white door. Enjoy
Sangha Meditation: Dates for Sangha Meetings: November 3, December 1, December 22: Enjoy sitting meditation in a group that is open and supportive. Enjoy discussion, tea. Sangha meetings are free. Time: 4 - 6pm
Sadhana - Our next Sadhana practies are: Saturday October 26th and Saturday November 23rd, Saturday December 21 - 5am - 7am - this early morning practice is uplifting and also strengthening. We practice in the tradition of Kundalni Yoga and Yogi Bhajan. Share tea afterwards and greet your day. Please Note: The Saturday December 21st Sadhana is a special day: It is the Winter Solstice!
Sitting Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: Location: 55 Farms Rd, Woodville Friday November 1: 6:30 - 9:30pm. Come home to yourself through sitting meditation. We will practice sitting meditation for intervals of 40 - 50 minutes and then practice gentle yoga stretches for 10 minutes. Some students feel they are not ready for meditation, or will only be ready when their minds are quiet. Well, everyone experiences 'monkey mind' in meditation practice. Start with how you are and where you are. Come home to yourself, and experience the compassion that comes with simple sitting and following your breath.
Kundalini Yoga to Uplift your Spirits with Paola di Paolo: Location: Path to Stillness Yoga Studio, Lindsay ON. Date: November 3rd: Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Cost: $54 To register, please contact: Sharon at email@example.com or call: 705 878 1212
Silent Meditation Retreat: November 15 - 17th: Sit in deep silence, rest your mind, body, and soul. Call or email for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga and Meditation Day, Sunday, November 24, with Paola di Paolo. Location: Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont Street, Toronto: Time: 10:00am-4:30pm, Cost: $108. To register, please contact: email@example.com or call 416 944 0838 Deepen your yoga and meditation with a full day of yoga postures, pranayama and meditation to explore edges and engender mindfulness.
Kundalini Yoga for Meditation - Moving beyond the self: Location: 55 Farms Rd, Woodville. Teacher: Paola di Paolo Practice Kundalini Yoga, to deepen your experience of meditation. We will practice sets as taught by Yogi Bhajan and also draw from Guru Charan's new book: The 21 Stages of Meditation. Date: Sunday December 15th, Time: 9am - 12pm: Cost: $45. (included in unlimited memberships). enjoy Kundalini Yoga food after the workshop!
During the Winter Holiday Season: The studio will be closed from Tuesday December 24th - Friday January 4th. During the Holidays, there will be a regular hatha yoga class on Saturday December 28th at 8:30am - 10:15am.
Sitting Meditation Workshop: Sunday December 29th: 10am - 1pm: Silent sitting meditation practice in the Zen meditation tradition. At this busy time of year, come to the centre, come to stillness. Cost: $45. Included in unlimited memberships.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 705 341 2758 if you have any questions