FREE Hip Opening Workshop @Semperviva, August 24

The first free workshop for back care went so well, we have decided to offer another free workshop this month for hips! Join me one week today, Saturday August 24 from 1:30-3:30pm at Semperviva Yoga (Kits Beach location) for a wonderful hip opening practice. ($25 for non-members) Hope to see you there!

Heavenly Hips: A Hip Opening Workshop with Jacci Collins

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The hips are a complex joint comprised of many powerful muscles that either connect to or cross by the hip joint. (Iliopsoas, glutes, hamstrings and adductors, to name a few.) Along with muscles, there are ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels and bursae to contend with. It is no wonder we crave release in this area. The hips are also the house for a very powerful energy system, the second chakra. They are the emotional center for many of us, acting as the junk drawer of the body. By clearing the hip joint with our yoga practice we have the opportunity to transform physically and mentally allowing the natural healing powers of the body to activate, creating freedom in the pelvis and an increased sense of overall well being. In this workshop we will briefly discuss the anatomy of the hips as well as their energetic qualities. We will also explore the hips experientially with a hip opening practice that will leave you feeling open, aware and at ease.



New Years Detox Workshop

19_100720_Jacci_Yoga-2354-Edit_lowresClean up, clear out and start anew!

Hectic schedules, parties and added stress of the holiday season often cause our bodies to feel sluggish in the New Year. This build-up of toxins can cause poor concentration, impaired digestion, and low vitality amongst other ailments.

Jump start your New Year with this Detox workshop, exploring the detoxifying systems of the body such as the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system. We will work through an invigorating yoga practice including elements of pranayama, asana and meditation aimed to clear out and cleanse the body, mind and soul.

Join me on Saturday, January 19th from 2-4pm at Semperviva Kits Beach Location on W.4th Avenue in Vancouver. Cost is $25. Come prepared to sweat!



Weekend Insights: Brunch at Latitude

Looking for a new delicious place for brunch this weekend? Latitude on Main Street (3250 Main St) has an outstanding menu with all the usual tasty brunch staples accompanied by mouthwatering Latin American flavour combinations,  created by chef Lisa Henderson. The dishes are very reasonably priced and made with fresh, local ingredients. Chilaquiles and Huevos Divorciados? Yes, please.

The killer bar menu is devised by the one and only Nick Devine. My favourites being the michelada or a classic lime margarita. Nick makes the best margaritas in the city, by far.

Outdoor patio and sweet, unpretentious dining room along with warm service staff and amazing food creates the perfect brunch storm.

I’m getting hungry. See you there!



Martin Kirk this Weekend at Yogapod

Maritin Kirk Anusara and Theraputics Instructor

Martin Kirk is instructing a 3-day intensive theraputics workshop starting today, April 1st – April 3rd at Yogapod in North Vancouver.

Martin is a clear, accessible and authentic instructor who knows his stuff! We will be working on spinal and pelvic theraputics, ankles, wrists, shoulders and more. Come join me and learn to heal your body!