Permission To Be You with Jay Fields: Workshop For Yoga Teachers, Practitioners, & Lovers of Life

Saturday, Sept 27, 2014 Toronto, Ontario

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Join New Leaf Yoga Foundation for a special workshop and fundraiser where you can develop your own practice while supporting youth in our programs.

Combining current research in neuroscience and ancient teachings in spirituality with the best practices from yoga, improv and somatic leadership, we’ll explore the challenges and benefits of integrity. Whether it’s speaking with greater confidence in your work, discerning what the next step is in any situation, or finding more intimacy with others without losing yourself, this workshop will help you to drop the need for external validation and to trust in the team of your heart and your gut.

“If I said this workshop was about integrity, no one would sign up. The word brings up lofty associations to purity, morality, honor and virtuousness that most of us would just as soon put off until another life. But the risk in putting off your integrity is that you lose your compass for this life. For your life. So this workshop is about integrity, redefined.” – Jay Fields

This workshop is open to everyone because it’s fundamental that we all trust, express and be led by the truth of what we feel. Yoga teachers can obtain CEU’s and are highly encouraged to attend.

$85 Early-bird (until Aug 31) // $100 Regular

All proceeds go to support our yoga programs for youth in marginalized communities. Limited sliding scale spaces available. Please email info

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Breakdown of the Day:

*This is a rough outline to give you a general feel. The order or some of the specific activities might change, but this gives you an idea of how much and what kind of movement to expect.

10:00am  Welcome/intro/set the scene
10:15am Meditation to become aware of felt senses
10:30am Yoga practice to wake up embodied sensitivity + sharing council
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Lecture on embodiment and integrity, weaving in neuroscience & Bagavadgita
2:00pm Experiential activities in dyads and group + reflection to have the experience of finding embodied self-awareness, speaking from experience, exploring vulnerability and authentic connection
3:30pm Meditation/Solo reflection
3:45pm Closing group activity

jayfieldsJay Fields has been called the Real Deal, a Smarty Pants Whisperer and a Matchmaker For Bodies and Spirits. An internationally-known yoga teacher and the author of the books Teaching People, Not Poses and Homebody Yoga, Jay is an expert on embodiment, integrity, and trusting your intuition enough to act on it. Her approach is grounded, playful, intelligent and direct. Jay lives in California. You can learn more about Jay and her offerings at