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At Fine Balance Yoga we teach therapeutic yoga classes and offer individual sessions to trauma survivors struggling with addiction, depression and anxiety, teaching them healthy self-regulation strategies to empower them to live connected and embodied lives. We also  train yoga teachers and clinicians in the trauma-informed yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery. 


Can meditation slow the aging process?

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 20 million Americans practice some form of meditation to achieve greater peace of mind and enhanced sense of well-being. Now studies of the neurological differences between meditators and non-meditators, and studies of immune cell aging via telomere length in meditators and non-meditators, show that meditation can also affect the way we age. UCLA neuroscientist Eileen Luders in 2013 reviewed the results of three brain-imaging studies designed to detect brain-aging differences between meditators and non-meditators. Ordinarily, the human brain shrinks an average of 5 percent per decade after age 40, but in the studies Luders reviewed, the meditators show less age-related decline in the thickness of their brain’s cerebral cortexes, the volume of their brain gray matter (neuronal cell bodies, dendrites, and synapses) and the density and functionality of their brain white matter (axonal tracts connecting different regions of the brain).

Click here to read the full article from the American Society on Aging. 

FALL 2014


Yoga for Resilience at the Labyrinth
Thursdays September 4th - November 20th, 2014 (12 weeks)
5:30pm – 6:30pm 
St. Paul’s Labyrinth in the West End @ 1130 Jervis St
Pre-register Earlybird $180 ($90 deposit required by August 28th, 2014)
Drop-in rate: $17/class
For more information & to register email: or call 604 725 7287 
Please visit our website at 

Yoga promotes strength, flexibility, stability and resilience in body and mind in order to help us navigate the stresses of life with greater ease. This series offers a special opportunity to explore the healing benefits of yoga and meditation in the unique setting of the Labyrinth. Open to all. 

Langara College Continuing Studies 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program

Duration: 6 months, part-time - Starts September 20th, 2014
Tuition:  $3,985 - 10% discount if paid in full by September 1, 2014
For more information click here.

Yoga Outreach Core Training™

When: September 26th, 27th, 28th 
Where: Batya Centre for BodyMind Health, Downtown Vancouver 
Tuition:  $360
For more information click here.

Also Coming Up:

Yoga Outreach Service Yoga Sangha: A series of community classes dedicated to Service Yoga.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Nicole Marcia, Yoga Outreach Teacher Trainer on Yoga, Mental Health & Addictions
$10 at the door (Yoga Outreach volunteers free)
6:30pm – 8:00pm at Batya Centre for BodyMind Health

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training at Eastside Yoga
November 15th-18th 2014
Where: 1707 Grant St. Just off Commercial Drive
Cost:  $455 

Langara College Continuing Studies Presents: An Integrated Approach to Yoga Therapy for Trauma
with Nicole Marcia
December 5th-7th
Cost: $469
Early-bird cost if you register before November 15th: $398.65

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