Do Different

Expanding Movement Options

accessibility & possibility training for movement educators

November 6-8, 2020

Evolved Movement Arts
Calgary, AB, CANADA

$565 CAD / $425 USD

3 Day Training
15 CECs

Movement Educators (yoga, pilates, dance, group fitness) who want to learn how to create accessible, equitable movement experiences that help their students & clients discern good, better, and best for themselves.

About this course

Let’s explore how we can “do different” within our yoga teaching practice so our clients & students can listen to their bodies & be empowered to choose what they need each moment.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind training where we’ll learn to create movement options from a place of more possibility & accessibility.  This training is for movement educators (yoga, pilates, dance, group fitness) who want to learn how to create movement experiences that help their students & clients discern good, better and best for themselves. Together we’ll learn:

  • to teach collaboratively and co-create movement options with our students
  • how community-building tools can enhance 1:1 relationship & vice versa
  • the power of language to create spaces that feel safe & inclusive to our students
  • redistributing power to help students find a greater sense of safety, agency & compliance
  • practical tools for talking clients through the journey of learning to listen to their bodies, discomfort, therapeutics, & the need for a “cure”

And so much more!

About Your Instructors

Dawn Ross is a brilliant IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist with exceptional ability to link intuition with rationalism.  She teaches other movement educators how to truly meet their students where they are.

Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga and a sought-after expert on the topics of accessibility, body acceptance, community-building and the intersection of yoga and social justice.

Course Details

Dates: November 6-8, 2020
Schedule:  10am – 4pm (3 Days)
Location: Evolved Movement Arts 4005 – 9th Street SE Calgary, AB, Canada
Continuing Education: 15 CECs

A limited number of scholarships are available to community members facing financial limitations. To apply for a scholarship please email detailing your needs as per below.

  • Personal growth: How will this course contribute to your own healing journey, social engagement, activism, spiritual practice, etc?
  • Identity: We aim to prioritize scholarships for marginalized applicants (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabilities, etc), will be given priority consideration.  As such, we ask that you share your various identities.
  • Financial need: Please share approximately how much you could contribute towards this experience, and what your financial need is to be able to participate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Calgary?
By car, via the QE2 Hwy North and South or by the TransCanada Hwy East and West. By plane, via Calgary International Airport (YYC). Or take transport from the airport via Uber, Taxi, or city bus to downtown city wide bus and c-train station.

Where is the workshop taking place?
Evolved Movement Arts, 4005 9 St. SE, Calgary AB. On site there is a kettle, fridge, microwave and eating area.

Where should I stay if I’m traveling from out of town?
Here are some suggestions of local hotels:

Days Inn By Wyndham
3828 MacLeod Trail South
Calgary AB
From $69/night, near public transit and c-train

Holiday Inn Calgary McLeod Trail South
4206 McLeod Trail SW
From $91/night, near public transit and c-train

Comfort Inn and Suites
4611 McLeod Trail SW
From $83/night, near public transit and c-train

On AirBnB look for places near Stampede Park, Downtown (City Centre), and Elboya.

    Her advice is extremely useful in building an inclusive yet effective business model

    “Working with Amber has helped us in many ways. She has an amazing understanding of cultural and political issues within the yoga community, and she also understands how to run a business. It’s a great combination of skills that makes her support and advice extremely useful in building an inclusive and yet effective business model.

    “In fact, I’ve never met anyone with that perfect combination of skills and abilities. Amber has helped to educate us around language use and issues of consent, as well as best practices for socially conscious marketing and communications. I have found her contributions to be invaluable.”

    Jivana Heyman

    Founder: Accessible Yoga

    It is thrilling to co-discover with her and learn techniques how to do this on one’s own

    Dawn’s greatest strength is embodying creative curiosity towards working with the body and teaching others how to approach body-mind connections with the same exploratory openness. 

    Since every student you come into contact with is unique, this type of approach really serves to truly meet your students “where they are.” Dawn backs this up with a well of knowledge of movement mechanics.  It is thrilling to co-discover with her and learn techniques for how to do this on one’s own.”

    Carolyn Bagdoyan

    Yoga Therapist

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