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ONLINE: Yoga Freedom with Julia Ray
August 31 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Yoga is all about establishing a deep and authentic connection with our body and extending that connection into the world. It is an intuitive knowing that we can arrive at when we have full rights to and full freedom over our own bodies. This is a deep listening practice that I arrived at 12 years ago and has become the only way of yoga for me. Yoga Freedom is about learning to discover your body and what it needs. I gently guide you in the ways to do this…to genuinely make your practice your own.
This class is an opportunity to drop loads of tension that accumulate in the body over time and to deeply stretch every corner of your body so you can walk away feeling spacious and amazing.
You will significantly improve your flexibility, mobility, coordination, self-awareness, strength and breathing in a relaxed environment.
Each class is customized to meet your specific needs. I help you generate awareness instead of overriding you with instructions. You will witness, investigate and guide your own experience and have the ultimate knowing and freedom to chose the pace, intensity, and way in which you wish to express what your body is asking for in the yoga practice.
Join me every Wednesday via ZOOM ONLINE from 8:15pm-10:00pm. I’ve been teaching this weekly class for over 12 years.
$22 for One Time Drop-in
$35 for 3 Class Pass First Timers ONLY // *Valid for 3 months
$190 for 10 Class Pass // *Valid for 6 Months
* from the date of first class attended
Purchase a gift certificate for a friend or family member (no expiry date).
To register please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org … introduce yourself and just let me know why you want to join this class.
Payment Method: Email Transfer to email@example.com and you can also pay via PayPal if your prefer by clicking on tickets here or go to www.ecstaticdancetoronto.com.
Contact me at T: 647-709-9642 with any questions.
What students are saying ….
“Not ever practicing yoga before, I was really not sure what to expect. My yoga experience has been fantastic! I feel great, I sleep better and my migraine headaches have disappeared. I have thoroughly enjoyed every class. Thank you!” – Rhonda
“Julia has, with great attention, helped my inflexible middle aged body start to move in ways it is only beginning to remember it could. I look forward to my weekly sessions like few other events in my calendar.” – John
“Outstanding master of her craft, Julia combines a passion for excellence and a current and extensive competency in diverse yoga practices, all wrapped up around an infectious and positive personality. I now sign up for anything that she offers – LOVE her and all of her classes!” – Sophia
“These sessions were a definite asset to me. They became an extension of my existing therapy program and made great improvements in my recovery.” – Angela
“Julia Ray is a true leader in Toronto’s holistic fitness movement. If she were to be described as an equation, it would have to be Presence + Energy + Heart.” – Leslie
“I had always been a gym person, but once I started taking yoga classes with Julia I loved it! Julia makes every class feel intimate and personal, and she really knows her stuff.
A while back, I injured my shoulder from lifting weights incorrectly, and by the time I had it examined, it had morphed into frozen shoulder, which can be very difficult to resolve. I went to Julia’s restorative classes during the painful period where I had very limited mobility and I found it gave me some relief as well as better mobility. That’s the thing with Julia – she is attentive and will let people know if they are doing something wrong, or she will modify a pose for them, taking into consideration their limitations or restrictions.
At DreamYogaDance I’m now taking take one active yoga freedom plus one restorative yoga freedom class per week. I still go to the gym for cardio but instead of weightlifting, I’m getting my strength training (among many other benefits) from Julia’s yoga classes. The studio space is lovely and when I arrive it’s my time – to relax, let go of stress and be in the moment. I always sleep so well on the nights I go to yoga.
Julia’s a very caring person – she cares for the practices, her students, the studio and for everyone’s wellbeing. I think that’s the difference you get with Julia. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
~ Laura F.
Julia is a community leader, dream guide, yoga teacher and change-maker who regularly holds private sessions, classes and workshops. She has been teaching yoga for 17 years and offers a deeply nourishing Yoga Freedom class designed to liberate your body from held tension and gently guide you back into deep connection. Visit www.dreamyogadance.com
Within her own deep immersion into the world of dreams over the course of 22 years, Julia healed chronic asthma, allergies, trauma, addiction and later unearthed her sacred purpose and the many layers of knowing around who she is and why she’s here.
Julia combines the wisdom of the moving body to decode the vital messages of our dreams in a process she created called Dream Dancer. Dream Dancer is for those who are longing for continuous inner guidance they can trust and a way to rise and expand in a crisis with a clear sense of direction. Visit www.juliaray.ca.
Join Toronto’s Amazing Ecstatic Dance Gatherings Birthed in January 2006 by Julia Ray. www.ecstaticdancetoronto.com
🔥WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE 🔥
Ecstatic dance is freestyle dance – move however you wish – honour your body – dance with bare feet – no experience necessary – for all ages, genders, cultures & sizes – respect yourself and one another – dance in comfortable clothes to move in – have water to drink – alcohol-free and recreational drug-free – safe and sacred space – let the music take you on a journey
🌴Our Intention 🌴
We come as we are to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other. You can dance as you wish, big or small, lying on the floor or jumping in the air. We create a safe space that is inspiring and uplifting. It is also nonverbal, barefoot, alcohol/drug-free to keep the experience intentional. This is a place where you can feel free to move and express whatever is alive in you and whatever comes up when you shake up your cells.
“Ecstatic Dance is the way we use to gather as a community and dance to rhythms and beats for the purpose of celebration, healing, transformation, prayer and everything and anything under the sun.”
🦋 Julia Ray 🦋