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Workshops

TOPS offers a variety of workshops at the TOPS Studio in Vancouver and in various locations throughout North America and beyond. Our workshops provide a safe, non-judgmental space that is open to everyone. No previous experience is required. In an effort to include all, many of our workshop fees are open to sliding-scale payment based on the participant's need – please contact us about the workshop you're specifically interested in. 

Classes are led by TOPS associates who are experienced working with people with back issues, particularly scoliosis. Our team of associates includes yoga, Pilates and dance instructors, life coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors and Tension and Trauma Release (TRE) providers.

 

Upcoming workshops:

 
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Deck Dock Yoga wih Martha Carter
Seaview Studio - Black Creek, Vancouver island, BC
every Tuesday & Thursday, August 6–29, 2019

Summer Deck Dock Yoga is ON!

Join Martha Carter in refreshing your mind, body, and soul at the beautiful Seaview Studio ‘Deck Dock’. Come around to the back of the house and meet us on the dock!

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday August 6, 8:00am — 9:15am
Thursday August 8, 8:00am — 9:15am

Tuesday August 13, 8:00am — 9:15am
Thursday August 15, 8:00am — 9:15am

Tuesday August 20, 8:00am — 9:15am
Thursday August 22, 8:00am — 9:15am

Tuesday August 27, 8:00am — 9:15am
Thursday August 29, 8:00am — 9:15am

Feel free to drop in. Or register in advance.

Cost: $10 suggested per class.
Pre-payment is not required.

Email us for the address if you’re interested. See you on the dock!


Fall 2019 WorkshopS with Martha Carter

Gentle Yoga with Martha Carter
Therapeutic Movement for Back Care, Scoliosis and Spinal Fusions

Saturday, October 5th: 10:00am–1:00pm | @ HopBopShop TOPS Studio, 150 McLean Drive, 2nd floor, Vancouver, BC

Saturday, December 7th: 12:30pm–3:30pm | @ Om Prem Studio, 2442 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

  • Do you have a sore back?

  • Do you have scoliosis or a fusion from spinal fusion surgery?

  • Are you a yoga teacher or bodyworker who is interested in learning more about working with these conditions?

COST: $60 per workshop - or pre-register for both workshops for only $100!


BODY CARE ON THE BEACH
”the best vacation ever!”
With Martha Carter
Troncones, Mexico

February 29 - March 7, 2020

Looking for some rest, rejuvenation, and inspiration?

Come and join Martha Carter for a week of relaxing bodywork and movement exploration, giving special attention to lengthening and strengthening the spine. Taught in the beautiful beach studio of Yoga del Pacifico in Troncones, Mexico, it’s a perfect winter getaway, providing just the right balance of yoga, movement, nature, and fun! 

Martha's gentle approach, combining stretch yoga, somatics, and relaxation techniques, will rejuvenate the body and lift the spirit!

All levels welcome. No movement experience required.

Retreat includes: 

  • All classes

  • 7 nights accommodation, double occupancy in ocean-front rooms.

  • 2 catered meals (brunch and dinner) per day, plus morning snacks.

  • Return transportation from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) airport.


ACCOMMODATIONS:
Participants will stay in beautiful beachfront palapas at Los Raqueros, just a 5-10 minute walk from Yoga del Pacifico where classes will be held. The villa has direct access to ocean swimming on Troncones beach, as well as a beach-side swimming pool.

Accommodation is shared, but there is the option of having a private room for an extra charge of $400 USD for the week. It is also possible to extend your stay on either end of the trip.

COST:
$1,750 USD - Full Retreat, Double Accommodation.
(Early Bird Rate: $1,650 USD on registrations by Nov. 25 - save $100!!)
Single accommodation available for an additional $400 USD for the week.
Participants are responsible for airfare to and from Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo airport. 


Yoga for Scoliosis - Part 1
with Elise Browning Miller
Vancouver, BC
September 11-13, 2020

Part 1: Friday Sept 11 (evening) to Sunday Sept 13 (mid-day).
(exact times TBD)

We are bringing Senior Certified Iyengar Teacher Elise Browning Miller into Vancouver for a special 3-day Yoga for Scoliosis workshop. This is Elise's sixth visit to teach in BC and she has inspired and trained many local TOPS associates in Yoga for Scoliosis.

These workshops are designed for students with scoliosis of all levels and are also great for yoga teachers seeking to expand their knowledge.

’EARLY BIRD’ COST (book by TBD): $375 +GST (workshop only)
REGULAR COST (after TBD): $395 +GST (workshop only)


Anyone needing accommodation, feel free to email us. If you are interested in Airbnb sharing with others, let us know, and we can help to arrange.