Empower ME Yoga

Empower ME Yoga Welcome to Empower ME Yoga virtual studio and teacher training academy. Join our vibrant & growing community with programs & teachers that guide you in appreciating all yoga has to offer.

Welcome to Empower ME Yoga.

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It's time to retreat to the inner domains to nurture your Yin essence as winter approaches.  Rekindle your capacity for ...
10/15/2021

It's time to retreat to the inner domains to nurture your Yin essence as winter approaches. Rekindle your capacity for compassion and allow your tender heart to rest, release and receive.

BOOKING LINK for FULL RETREAT
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=3&k_id=351612

For single day registration contact Marla directly [email protected]

It's time to retreat to the inner domains to nurture your Yin essence as winter approaches. Rekindle your capacity for compassion and allow your tender heart to rest, release and receive.

BOOKING LINK for FULL RETREAT
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=3&k_id=351612

For single day registration contact Marla directly [email protected]

Love Yin Yoga? Join Marla Ericksen for an experiential intensive  on effective sequencing for maximum benefit, healing a...
10/15/2021

Love Yin Yoga? Join Marla Ericksen for an experiential intensive on effective sequencing for maximum benefit, healing and rejuvenation.
BOOKING LINK for FULL TRAINING:
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=3&k_id=351595

For single day registration contact Marla Ericksen directly at [email protected]

Love Yin Yoga? Join Marla Ericksen for an experiential intensive on effective sequencing for maximum benefit, healing and rejuvenation.
BOOKING LINK for FULL TRAINING:
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=3&k_id=351595

For single day registration contact Marla Ericksen directly at [email protected]

Due to popular demand Marla Ericksen is offering an online Yin Yoga Foundations teacher training.  The course runs on Th...
09/26/2021

Due to popular demand Marla Ericksen is offering an online Yin Yoga Foundations teacher training. The course runs on Thursday evenings over eight weeks: October 21 - December 16. Course registration is limited to 20 students for this training. For more information visit https://www.empowermeyoga.com/academy/yin-yoga-training/

Visit this link to register: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/empowermeyoga?k_class=345754

Due to popular demand Marla Ericksen is offering an online Yin Yoga Foundations teacher training. The course runs on Thursday evenings over eight weeks: October 21 - December 16. Course registration is limited to 20 students for this training. For more information visit https://www.empowermeyoga.com/academy/yin-yoga-training/

Visit this link to register: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/empowermeyoga?k_class=345754

***FREE ONLINE*** MAY MEDITATION CHALLENGEDuring these challenging and changing times, it can be very helpful to adopt a...
04/14/2021
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***FREE ONLINE*** MAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE

During these challenging and changing times, it can be very helpful to adopt a new routine and rhythm that will ground and center our energy for the day. We invite you to join us for a month of morning meditation. You will feel the support of the community and a sense of connection! You don't need to have formal meditation instruction, and all are welcome. You are welcome to meet the challenge of meditating everyday, or just drop in when it suits you. Just show up!

BOOK HERE:
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=3&k_id=297561

The gatherings will be at 8:00am (eastern time) every morning for ~ 15 minutes. The teacher will guide you into the meditation and hold space for you to just BE & BREATHE.

Your guides for this journey are an amazing collection of beautiful teachers eager to sit with you and share in life as it unfolds.
Sunday: Sue Allan (Ontario)
Monday: Anne Chisholm (Alberta)
Tuesday: Anne Stubbs (Ontario)
Wednesday: Lisa Virtue (Costa RIca)
Thursday: Deirdre Payette (BC)
Friday: Valerie Lafranchise (Ontario)
Saturday: Marla Ericksen (Ontario)
We look forward to welcoming you home to the present moment... the only place PEACE IS POSSIBLE!
Namaste

During these challenging and changing times, it can be very helpful to adopt a new routine and rhythm that will ground and center our energy for the day.  We invite you to join us for a month of morning meditation.  You will feel the support of the community and a sense of connection!  You don't ...

LAST MINUTE INVITE to online events with Marla Ericksen!ON SACRED GROUND 3-Hour WorkshopWednesday, March 17th / 7:30 - 1...
03/15/2021
Empower Me Yoga

LAST MINUTE INVITE to online events with Marla Ericksen!
ON SACRED GROUND 3-Hour Workshop
Wednesday, March 17th / 7:30 - 10:30pm
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/empowermeyoga...
YIN YOGA: The Absolute Basics
Student Intensive & Teacher Qualification Training (Online)
Thursday & Friday, March 18th &19th / 11:00am - 6:30pm
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/empowermeyoga...
Yin Yoga, Radical Presence & the Buddha's Wisdom
Online Retreat
Saturday & Sunday, March 20th &21st / 11:00am - 6:30pm
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/empowermeyoga...

NEW VIRTUAL STUDIO We are happy to announce that the EMY VIRTUAL STUDIO is now open! HOW IT WORKS Scroll Down ↓ Welcome to Empower ME Yoga A perfect spot to begin your yoga journey or to enrich your practice. JOIN A CLASS Scroll Down ↓ Heighten Your Practice We offer an amazing menu of pre-regis...

I hope to see you, feel your essence and celebrate community this Sunday for a very special class honouring the Winter S...
12/16/2020
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I hope to see you, feel your essence and celebrate community this Sunday for a very special class honouring the Winter Solstice

***FREE*** SOLSTICE SURRENDER CLASS
Yin, Meditation & Illumination Ceremony
Sunday, December 20th / 3:30 - 5:00pm EST
Click here to register: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=3&k_id=267374

Join me for a very special class honouring the winter solstice - celebrating the return of light, warmth and wonder. On the shortest day of the year, we are prompted to surrender into nature's rhythm and pause in darkness... to rest and reflect. This is a beautiful opportunity for our community to gather together for an extended practice that will restore your faith in yourself, your life path and all of humanity. This session will feature gentle, contemplative practices and a special Illumination ceremony. RELEASE, RESOLVE, RELAX & RENEW.

Join Marla for a very special class honouring the winter solstice - celebrating the return of light, warmth and wonder.  On the shortest day of the year, we are prompted to surrender into nature's rhythm and pause in darkness... to rest and reflect.  This is a beautiful opportunity for our commun...

Join Lisa Virtue tonight at 7:00pn for A Tropical Sunset Yin Yoga
10/16/2020

Join Lisa Virtue tonight at 7:00pn for A Tropical Sunset Yin Yoga

Yin love anyone?
04/02/2020
Empower Me Yoga

Yin love anyone?

Welcome to Empower ME Yoga A perfect spot to begin your yoga journey or to enrich your practice. JOIN A CLASS Scroll Down ↓ Heighten Your Practice We offer an amazing menu of pre-registered programs that serve to enhance your yoga practice or to advance your training. WORKSHOPS & EVENTS Scroll Dow...

Join me (Marla) for a "Simply Yoga" class this morning at 10:00am. Register online through the EMY website or the Achiev...
03/23/2020
Empower Me Yoga

Join me (Marla) for a "Simply Yoga" class this morning at 10:00am. Register online through the EMY website or the Achieve App using your EMY client profile credentials.

If you are not currently an EMY client, you can create a profile from the EMY website (www.empowermeyoga.com) and attend by choosing the "Virtual Donation" payment option and pay-what-you-can.

I will send you the access link to the virtual classroom about 15 minutes prior to the class via the email we have on file for you. Looking forward to sharing a healing practice with you!

Welcome to Empower ME Yoga A perfect spot to begin your yoga journey or to enrich your practice. JOIN A CLASS Scroll Down ↓ Heighten Your Practice We offer an amazing menu of pre-registered programs that serve to enhance your yoga practice or to advance your training. WORKSHOPS & EVENTS Scroll Dow...

We are happy to announce that the EMY VIRTUAL STUDIOhas been launched!We are offering several classes for you to enjoy f...
03/22/2020
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We are happy to announce that the EMY VIRTUAL STUDIO
has been launched!

We are offering several classes for you to enjoy from your mat at home! More classes will be added to the schedule based on your response to this outreach Yoga program.

PAYMENT
There are 4 ways to pay for your virtual studio class:
1. If you have an auto-renew MEMBERSHIP, simply register for the class as you normally would through the website or the Achieve App.
2. If you have an active CLASS PASS, you may use your class pass for the virtual studio classes. Register online through the website or the Achieve App.
3. Purchase any of our membership / class pass options and proceed from there.
4. PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN By choosing any of the VIRTUAL DONATIONS options that you are presented with on the purchase screen.

PROCESS
The platform we use for our virtual classes is GoToMeeting. New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/788268605. This platform has audio, video and screen share capability. Depending on the class, you may be guided by voice only or both audio and video.

If you are among the technically challenged or have difficulty registering online, please email me ([email protected]) and I will enter you manually as long as I receive your request 30 minutes before the start of the class.
• You need to pre-register for each class. Please ensure that the email in your client profile is current.
• 15 minutes before the class we will send you a link via email
• Simply click the link that we provide in the email and follow the on-screen instructions.
• Enjoy the class!

We are HERE FOR YOU! We look forward to welcoming you to the EMY VIRTUAL STUDIO.

Namaste,
Marla & the EMY Team

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03/19/2020
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Join me tonight for a Yin Yoga practice at 7:00pm. Simply click the GoToMeet.Me link below and get ready to feel the healing waves of a shared virtual space.

03/18/2020
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Join me (Marla Ericksen) this evening for a FREE YIN YOGA class at 7:00pm (EST)

03/17/2020

Safety in Surrender

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY...
Empower ME Yoga Studio is CLOSED until further notice

Coming soon…REMOTE YOGA CLASSES so you can practice from the comfort of your own home!

STAY TUNED… STAY SAFE… STAY CALM

03/16/2020

March 16th Update

Empower ME Yoga is a refuge for our community during this time of uncertainty. The studio remains open while we carefully monitor and respond to the progression of COVID-19 on a moment by moment basis.

If you have travelled ANYWHERE (in or out of country) by air, please do not come to studio classes.

STUDIO CLASSES
• We will continue to offer studio classes with a reduced schedule
• Class participation is limited to 15 students so we can operate in accordance with the government social distancing recommendations
• You must register online to guarantee your spot. You may show up and drop in; however, we may not be able to accommodate you if the pre-registered roster is full
• We will not have any props available for use until further notice. The teachers will design classes without the use of props.
• Aside from personal mats, we strongly suggest that you bring a towel
• You must wear socks while in the studio

REMOTE CLASSES
• We will be offering remote classes. You will be able to practice with many of your favourite teachers remotely with voice only guided instruction from your phone, tablet or computer
• These classes will begin this week. We will provide full details in the next 24 hours

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
• We will continue to post all amendments on our page. This will be our main forum of communication with our membership
Namaste… MARLA

03/14/2020

COVID-19 Information & Guidelines

Empower ME Yoga is a refuge for our community during this time of uncertainty. We will conduct business as usual, while carefully monitoring and responding to the progression of COVID-19. We are committed to your well being.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Refer to the schedule widget (below the printable schedule) on the schedule page of our website or the Wellness Living Achieve App for any teacher substitutions or class cancellations

We will post all amendments on our page. This will be our main forum of communication with our membership

Please pre-book for classes through the website or app so that we can inform you of any changes that we can communication more effectively with you.

We have sanitary wipes to be used sparingly

We have hand sanitizer made of aloe vera gel, alcohol and tea tree oil to be used sparingly

While we have some mat spray, we ask that you sanitize and wipe down your own personal mats

We have suspended mat rental and have taken the blankets and straps out of commission

Please bring a towel with you for use with bolsters or meditation cushions

Please leave outdoor shoes downstairs and wear socks anywhere in the studio except on your mat

If you are not feeling well or have a compromised immune system, please choose to practice at home.

If I can be of any assistance to anyone during this time, please email me directly at [email protected]

Namaste… MARLA

03/14/2020

COVID-19: Prudence, Precaution & Praqctice

In times of uncertainty – especially those that are tinged with fear of the unknown – humanity can take refuge in our only true belonging…
this NOW moment. In the face of that which is beyond our control, we have two choices… SUFFERING or SURRENDER
We can get swept into the wave of paranoia, or we can stand square in the present moment and allow life to unfold in quiet, mindful presence.

In the midst of a global pandemic our responsibility is to exercise prudence and precaution in self-care and continue to dedicate the merit of our practice to ourselves, to each other and to our universal tribe… all of humanity.

Let’s heal our world one breath, one heartbeat… one moment at a time.

Namaste… MARLA

01/22/2020
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Yin Yoga lovers and those who have been hesitant to include Yin Yoga in your practice... PLEASE READ THIS! Most of us gravitate towards needing scientific verification for the activities we choose. This article by my colleague - Bernie Clark - provides this information as it pertains to the physical tissues. Add this to the profound alchemy that is possible through stimulating our energy body, the emotional resilience and psychological stability that permeates our lives as a result of developing mindfulness... NEED I SAY MORE?

12/30/2019

Due to the severe weather in Ottawa this morning we will be cancelling Michael's 10:30am Restore & Align class. Please stay tuned to the website for further updates. It is Our intention to reopen this afternoon at 5:45 p.m. for Diane's Holiday Ease Hatha class. Stay warm and stay safe... Namastr

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OC Transpo Route 85 getting off at Cole/Carling or Boyd/Carling. Also route 150 getting off at Clyde & Carling.

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Hi Marla Sorry I missed the gathering on Thursday - I didn’t hear about it until Friday. I had enquired about purchasing some props from you a while ago and was told you would notify me when you were ready for your closing gathering. I understand there were props left to purchase probably on the weekend and that you would let us know when. I have been checking your FB page since then and can’t find any info. Please let me know if you have any bolsters and or blocks left. Much thanks Susan Kierstead
When are you opening your doors? Can’t wait!
Hello, I thought there was going to be a gotomeeting class tonight?
Hi there Yogis - may you be enjoying a wonderful weekend. For all the foodies out there check out the fun cooking/conversing workshop coming up next week. Sexy, Savory, Sweet and Sassy Apps The next in-house foodie fun gathering: May 24th Feast on fabulous tapas n' see how they're made. Teri wow's you with her flair for flavor infused, fast, easy apps leaving you with know-how to pull them off yourself. Gather up a few of your favorite gal-pals and mark Friday eve May 24th 7h00 - 9h30 as 'your' night! The fastest, easiest-ever Friday night anything-goes pizza Summer Salad Rolls w/ spicy chili dipping sauce Veggie Tostadas with an amazing smoky, no-bake taco meat Savory and Sweet stuffed dates that will literally woo you! The best no-fuss truffle recipe for amazing chocolate ganache truffles **Yes we will be gluten-free/dairy-free $35.00 p/p - Ottawa/Gatineau area TO SECURE YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE CONTACT TERI
Love chocolate - here is a fabulous treat for the whole family and just in time for Easter weekend and egg hunts... Love Bites... https://www.facebook.com/terigentes/photos/a.10153823587144669/10156169492564669/?type=3&theater if you like this be sure to follow me - https://www.facebook.com/terigentes/
Mindfulness. The struggle is real. :-D
Big shoutout of thanks to Barbara Bright for having done such a great job of subbing for Sylvie Gouin, Nancy Maddams and Martha Pedlar-Judd! You are wonderful and we all truly appreciate everything you do! We'll be seeing you in your yin classes soon!
We create positive changes in our lives when we give extra energy to an intention, allowing it to materialize into reality. So, if starting, doing more, or coming back to yoga has been one of your resolutions for the New Year, then you are warmly welcome to join me for a mindful flow session this Wednesday the 3rd at 5:30 pm. I am so pleased to share a practice that will tap with simplicity into the essence of yoga: breathe deeply, move mindfully, feel intensively and expand beyond who you think you are. Wishing you all an empowering 2018! Namaste, Yanira
Join us tonight at 7pm to learn about astrology and explore what the heavens have to share with us. Find yourself in the stars. With Mark Daniel and Lisa Virtue. At EmpowerMe Yoga, 1712 Carling Ave.