nicole piller pilates yoga & reiki

a union of body and spirit


Chakra Workshop: Chakra 1 & 2

Chakra Workshop:  Chakra 1 & 2

Taught by Nicole Piller (Certified Pilates & Yoga Instructor & Reiki Practitioner)

Date:  Sunday November 25, 2018:  1:00 – 3:45 pm

Location:  Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio:   6 Woodrow Ave., Toronto

The chakras originate from the yoga traditions of India and represent the energy centers in the body.  When our chakras are balanced and open allowing energy to flow, we can experience balance, health and aliveness in our physical and emotional bodies, and in our relationships with others.

In this workshop we will explore our lower two chakras which provide the foundation for the rest of the chakra system. You will learn how the root and second chakras can become excessive or deficient from unconsciously held defense patterns.  Learn how to bring the lower chakras into balance through lecture, yoga poses, breathing and meditation practises, bio-energetic exercises, and daily activities.

A detailed handout will be provided to each participant with all the information from the course. A bonus audio meditation will be given to each participant.

Price: $76 + HST. Early Bird Special is $70 + HST (Registered and paid for before November 9, 2018).

Maximum of 7 people!  For more information call: (416) 729-0367, or email:  nicolepillerstudio@gmail.com

 


Introduction to Crystals Workshop

Introduction to Crystals Workshop

Taught by Nicole Piller (Certified Pilates & Yoga Instructor & Reiki Practitioner) & Stephanie Ann (Founder of “Rocks Ann Stones” Jewelery)

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018: 3:00–4:30 pm

Location: Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio: 6 Woodrow Ave., Toronto

(Coxwell & Danforth, 5 minutes from Coxwell subway station)

Crystals have been used for thousands of years for emotional and physical healing and protection. Delve into the world of crystals with this introductory course and learn how to work with crystals to enhance your life.

In this course you will learn:

  • A brief history of crystals and how they have been used through the centuries.
  • About 13 crystals that make up a perfect “starter kit” with crystals for healing, protection, grounding and raising energy.
  • How to select, cleanse and program your crystals to help you in a focused way.
  • Crystals that you can use in the home for different purposes.

A detailed handout will be provided to each participant with all the information from the course.

Price: $45 + HST. Early Bird Special is $40 + HST (Registered and paid for before November 1, 2018).

Space is limited! For more information call: (416) 729-0367, or email: nicolepillerstudio@gmail.com


Relax Your Neck & Liberate Your Shoulders

FRANKLIN METHOD®                                          

Relax Your Neck & Liberate Your Shoulders

Taught by NICOLE PILLER, Franklin Method Educator, Certified Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Date:  Saturday, May 12th:  2:00 – 4:15 pm

Location:  Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio: 6 Woodrow Ave., Toronto. (Coxwell & Danforth, 5 minutes from Coxwell subway station)

Do you experience a tight neck, stiff shoulders, or limited range of motion in your arms?  Experience the power of imagery, touch, and movement exercises to restore the natural balance, strength, and mobility in the arms, shoulders, and neck. Learn how to melt away tension in this often stressed out area and experience your shoulders and neck as a place of ease and comfort.

In this workshop you will learn and experience:   

The joints in the shoulder and how they move in symphony with each other to increase range of movement with ease and fluidity.

  • The joints in the shoulder and how they move in symphony with each other to increase range of movement with ease and fluidity.
  • How to release tension and holding patterns that restrict movement.
  • How to decrease the risk of injury in the neck and shoulder girdle.
  • Ball rolling and other easy to use tools to create positive change. Upgrade how you feel, within minutes!

Price: $67 + HST. Early Bird Special is $62 + HST (Registered and paid by May 1, 2018).

Space is limited to a maximum of 7 people.

For more information call: (416) 729-0367, or email:  nicolepillerstudio@gmail.com


Franklin Method: Mini Pelvic Power Workshop

Pelvic Power for Core Integration

Taught by NICOLE PILLER, Certified Franklin Method Educator, Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Time: 6:15 pm–7:15 pm

Location: Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio: 6 Woodrow Ave., Toronto

This mini workshop will provide you with a deep understanding of the pelvis. There are many movement possibilities of the pelvis as a unit and different joints within the pelvis allow the bones that make up the pelvis to move in relationship to each other and the thigh bones.

The focus of the workshop will include:

  • Embodied experiences of the bone rhythms within the pelvis.
  • How the pelvis and thigh bone move in relationship to each other.
  • Experiencing how these different bone rhythms create safe and efficient movement, train the pelvic floor, and increase flexibility in the hip joints, low back, and even the knees.
  • Easy to use tools to apply this information into your everyday activities and exercise, no equipment required!

*Each participant will receive a handout of the information covered in the workshop.

Price: $32 + HST. Early Bird price: $27 + HST (Registered and paid for before April 9, 2018). Space is limited to a maximum of 7 people.

For information email: nicolepillerstudio@gmail.com or call: (416) 729-0367.

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2 Franklin Method Workshops: Pelvic Power & Healthy Spine

Join me for 2 FRANKLIN METHOD WORKSHOPS!              

Taught by NICOLE PILLER, Franklin Method Educator and Certified Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Location: Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio: 6 Woodrow Ave., Toronto

Pelvic Power for Core Integration: (1:30–3:00 pm)

This workshop will provide you with an understanding of the pelvis, how the bones of the pelvis move, and how balanced movement of the pelvic bones not only supports healthy function and alignment of the pelvis and organs, but also of the spine, knees, shoulders and feet. In this workshop you will learn:

  • The design and function of the pelvis.
  • Effortless alignment and balance for the pelvis and the whole body by learning and having an embodied experience of how bone rhythms of the pelvis create safe and efficient movement.
  • How the pelvis supports good posture and how to train good posture.
  • Increased freedom and flexibility in the hip joints, low back, and even the knees!
  • How to effectively work and strengthen the pelvic floor using imagery with ball and band exercises, and in everyday activities (no equipment required!).

 Healthy Spine: Imagery & Exercise for a Healthy, Strong & Flexible Spine: (3:30–5:00 pm)

The spine is a masterpiece of design that has many muscles, ligaments, and over 100 joints. Many people suffer from debilitating pain associated with the spine. In this workshop we will look at what influences spinal health, the design and functions of the spine and use imagery with movement exercises to increase mobility, strength, decompress the spine and relieve tension.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Imagery exercises to strengthen muscles, joints, and intervertebral discs of the spine.
  • Imagery and movement to improve flexibility and overall well-being.
  • Optimal posture.
  • Franklin Ball massage and soft tissue release for the back.
  • To understand the cues in exercise (Pilates, Yoga, Dance, Personal Training) that support optimal function.

Price: Each workshop is $49 + HST. Early Bird price for each workshop is $44 + HST (Registered and paid for before January 22, 2018).

*Take both workshops and SAVE: $80 + HST (for both workshops). Space is limited to a maximum of 7 people. 

For information email: nicolepillerstudio@gmail.com, or call: (416) 729-0367. 


Franklin Method Ball Rolling Workshop

BALL ROLLING WORKSHOP:  Create Physical Space & Improve Function While Feeling GREAT!

Monday November 6th, 2017:  6:30 – 7:30 pm

Location:  Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio: 6 Woodrow Ave., Toronto

This feel good workshop will include ball rolling sequences for the whole body including the glutes & back; shoulders & arms; legs, feet, and neck. You will learn how to:

  • Release muscular/fascial tension and tight areas and create the feeling of more space in the body
  • Increase balance, strength, and flexibility (no stretching required!)
  • Reduce imbalances in the body (especially effective prior to any physical activities so as not to train the body in its imbalances)
  • Improve movement, posture, and general well-being

*A take home sheet will be provided detailing the sequences we cover in this workshop.

Cost:  $35 + HST or Early Bird Special is $30 + HST (Must be registered and paid for the workshop before October 23, 2017)    

Space is limited to a maximum of 6 people

For more information call: (416) 729-0367 or email: nicolepillerstudio@gmail.com

 


MELT Method Workshop

MELT Method:  Balls for Hand and Foot Treatments

Monday October 23, 2017:   6:30 – 7:15 pm

Location:  Nicole Piller Pilates & Yoga Studio:   6 Woodrow Ave., Toronto

The MELT Method hand and foot treatments are simple self-treatments that will help bring your body to a more ideal state by enhancing body awareness, rehydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system.  MELT addresses the nervous system and the connective tissue through the whole body helping to reduce chronic pain and improve the body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself.  The ultimate goal of MELT is to enable you to stay healthy and active for a lifetime.

The quick, easy to learn self-treatments for the hands and feet can be done anywhere – home, travel, or work.  In just minutes a day you can:

  • Reduce neck & back pain     
  • Reduce hand pain (e.g. trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive stress syndrome)
  • Reduce foot pain (e.g. plantar fasciitis, neuromas, heal from injury)
  • Increase flexibility & mobility in the hands and feet and throughout entire body
  • Break up internal scar tissue & relax muscles
  • Increase energy
  • Improve sleep and digestion
  • Improve overall well-being

Cost:  $28 OR Early Bird Special is $23.  HST is included in price.  Must be registered and paid for the workshop before October 11th, 2017.   Space is limited to a maximum of 6 people

For more information, email:  nicolepillerstudio@gmail.com, or call:  (416) 729-0367