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Mindfulness Practices with Allison Ulan

Yoga Classes, Vipassana Meditation Courses and Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Welcome to my website. It is your gateway to practicing mindfulness for your health and well-being. 

Yoga is freedom. Yoga is awareness. Yoga is cultivating direct knowing with our lives so we realize our innate intelligence and compassion. Good news, everyone possesses it.  It just gets obscured by negative habit patterns, lack of knowledge and anxiety. Everyone comes to Yoga and Meditation for different reasons. Some people take class to release tension in the body, others to rediscover their health and others to train the mind. At the core of Mindfulness and Yoga is a cultivated awareness which shifts us from our biased perceptions towards embodied being, emotional resilience and innate wisdom. Please feel welcome to participate in my classes to align your body, refresh your senses and centre the mind. Or visit my website as a resource to learn more and grow.

I have been teaching mindfulness based meditation practices and Yoga since 1995. I am a certified Yoga Instructor, a IAYT Therapist and YACEP provider through The Yoga Alliance.  I completed my education and certifications through The Ashtanga Yoga Institute (Mysore, India), The Yoga Workshop/Richard Freeman (Boulder, Colorado), IMS (Massachusetts) and Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center (San Rafael, California). Plus, I hold a B.F.A. in Dance from The Juilliard School of Performing Arts (1992). I enjoyed a career in contemporary dance and theatre for 20 years. Since 1995, I have been integrating the creative principles of the performance arts into Hatha Yoga and Meditation so this path of awaken is interesting, liberating and relevant. My approach weaves together the profound mindfulness based practices, somatic movement therapy, traditional yoga and positive psychology. Good news, they all work together to support us living better.

In metta and solidarity, Allison Ulan B.F.A., IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP


Mindfulness and Meditation Courses 2023


Presence and Action – Sundays 3 pm – 4:15 pm MST

6 week course in Mindfulness, Meditation and Disarming the Hook of Reactivity

January 8th to February 12th, 2023 – Sweet Kula Yoga Studio, Edmonton

Course can be attended in person or Online.

For more information to register, click here


30 Day Mindfulness Courses – Online

2023 Sessions: March 1st to 30th – Mindful Yoga, June 1st to 30th – Mindful Meditation and October 1st to 30th – Mindful Yoga

For more on these courses, click here


2023 – Yoga Teacher Training Workshops

The Business of Yoga:
Learn all the key elements of offering yoga classes and how to promote your classes for success in the 21st century
Online: Part of A Balanced Approach Yoga Teachers Training
January 21st & 22nd, 2023

This 12 hour Online Yoga Teachers Training addresses how to promote your knowledge and skill as a yoga teacher. You know what you wan to offer in your classes. This weekend course unpacks the other factors of being a Yoga teacher – the who, what, when, where and how of offering successful yoga classes.

In this weekend workshop, you will learn:

How to focus your talent to target your classes to those who need them,
Best Networking practices,
Website design best practices,
Website marketing and ecommerce,
Studio, corporate and private teaching – how to optimize these approaches of teaching
Insurance and your legal obligations as a yoga and fitness instructor
Effective Waiver forms, Student Health & Safety
Registered classes versus drop in classes – pros and cons of both
Owning a Yoga studio versus working for a studio – pros and cons of both
Accounting practices to thrive and more.

For more information, click here

For all details and information on A Balanced Approach Yoga Teacher Training Programs, click here

All weekend workshops are offered online via Zoom. 


Winter 2023 Schedule – Weekly Classes

Saturday, January 7th to Saturday, March 18th, 2022 – 10 week Session


Weekly Classes In Person

Thursdays – 6:30 pm to 7:25 pm Hatha Yoga – GoodLife Fitness Oliver Square

Fridays – 9:30 am to 10:25 am – Pilates Barre – Royal Glenora Club
10:30 am to 11:25 am Hatha Yoga – Royal Glenora Club
12 pm to 6 pm – Private Yoga and Somatic Movement Therapy Sessions – Royal Glenora Club

Saturdays – 11 am to 12:20 pm – Yoga and Pilates for Athletic Performance – Royal Glenora Club
3 pm to 4 pm Hatha Yoga – GoodLife Fitness Oliver Square

Sundays – 10 am to 11 am Hatha Yoga – GoodLife Fitness Oliver Square
Sundays – 3 pm to 4:15 pm – Presence and Action – Mindfulness and Meditation Course over 6 weeks – In person or Online
Sweet Kula Yoga Studio


Weekly Classes Online through Zoom

Tuesdays – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm MST – The Complete Yoga Class for Back Care – Commences January 10th

Wednesdays –  7 pm to 8 pm MST – Mindful Radical Self Reflection through Journaling – Commences January 18th

Saturdays – 8 am to 9:30 am MST / 9 am to 10:30 am CST / 10 am to 11:30 am EST – Soma Vinyasa Yoga Class (11 sessions)

Sundays – 3 pm to 4:15 pm MST – Action and Presence – Mindfulness and Meditation Course over 6 weeks – In person or Online, Sweet Kula Yoga Studio – Commences January 8th

Please email Allison at allisonulan@gmail.com to register, pay via an e-transfer and to receive all Zoom links.


A Balanced Approach Soma Yoga Teacher Training 2022 – 200 hour program

Monthlong Schedule – July 3rd to 30, 2023

Participate in this in-depth training which brings together the benefits of Yoga, the healing modalities of somatic therapies and the centring approaches of Mindfulness. Learn from a faculty of Health and Yoga experts with a combined 80 years of experience. Since 2003, this program has been Yoga Alliance accredited and has successfully certified 350 yoga instructors. 

For more information, click A Balanced Approach Yoga Teacher Training Programs. 


Fees:

Drop in for one class – Regular rate $18 (includes all taxes)

Drop in for one class – Students/Seniors $12 (includes all taxes)

One class per week for the 11 week session – Regular rate $150 (includes all taxes)

One class per week for the 11 week session – Student/Seniors rate $118 (includes all taxes)

Register for classes by writing to allisonulan@gmail.com. Payments are required in advance or on the first day of class. Payments can be made via a cheque, cash or an e-transfer to allisonulan@gmail.com. After I have received your registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email with all pertinent information and Zoom links.

For my full class calendar, please click here.

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