Urban Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Urban Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Urban Yoga and Meditation Retreat

The one-day Urban Retreat is a heart-led retreat designed for you to develop Resilience and to create a sense of expansion in your Body and your Mind.
Join me on a day of self-discovery through mindful movement yoga practices, breathwork (pranayama) and a gentleness of guided meditation and silence.
I will provide a brave and safe space to strengthen your relationship with these tools. You will continue to cultivate your awareness and presence while learning to engage with your inner world in a deeper, more meaningful way and connect with your own intuition and wisdom.
I will combine periods of personal reflection with powerful meditations, both sitting and moving that support this introspective process.
Nature walk outside by the Willow trees will enhance your ability to experience the beauty and peace around you and within.

Urban Yoga and Meditation Retreat – What is included

*Breathwork (pranayama) practice
*Two Asana practices, including Yin Yang
*Guided Silent Sitting Meditation + Reflective community conversation
*Walking Meditation in Nature
Lunch:
A beautiful Plant-based Vegan meal by PlantAsia, a local woman-owned business
Vegan Doughnuts
Assortment of Pluck Teas or Propeller Coffee
**Additional cafe items for purchase**

Urban Yoga and Meditation Retreat – Your investment

$170 – Willow Members 10% off and 10% off for all my students at Movati (MUST contact Willow for Discount Code)

Register via info@willowellness.ca, calling 613-362-6218 or here https://bit.ly/3UTLQTI  and use your PROMO Code: SASYJune

Bring your personal yoga and meditation props.
If you have a journal, please bring it. Tea is provided throughout the day.
Some meditation and yoga experience can be helpful. Options will be given throughout the day.
**Come as You Are**
**REGISTER early to guarantee your space**
One-Day Silent Urban Retreat

One-Day Silent Urban Retreat

The one-day Silent Urban Retreat is a heart-led retreat designed for YOU to melt into a supportive and healing space to develop Resilience, Create Space in your Body and your Mind, and gently Restore to tune in deeply with your heart.
You will feel cared for from the first moment. You will leave with a new feeling regarding your body-mind system, what you can do and how to adjust your personal practice to reach the better version of yourself.
Through Yoga, both Hatha and Yin, seated & walking meditation, mindfulness practices, and a Closing and Sharing at the end of the day, this silent retreat will help you connect with your heart and the essence of who you are.
No cellphone. No books. No music. Use the silence to dive in within yourself.
Bring your lunch and all your personal yoga and meditation tools.
Bring your lunch and all your personal yoga and meditation tools. If you have a journal, please bring it. Tea is provided throughout the day.
Additional cafe items for purchase.
Agenda for your day with Sasy:
8am: Arrival and Welcome Q&A on your day
8:30-10am: Hatha Yoga & Pranayama (using the breath)
10-10:30am: Personal Time & Tea Break
10:30/11am: Seated Meditation
11-11:30am: Personal Time in silence
11:30am – Noon: Lunch time
Noon-12:30pm: Walking Meditation
12:30-1:30pm: Yin Yoga
15 minutes break
1:45pm-2:15pm: Seated Meditation
15 minutes break
2:30-3:30pm: Hatha Yoga
3:30-4:00pm: Closing & Sharing
No meditation or yoga experience is necessary at all.
We invite you to connect with Sasy before the day to help prepare (Sasy.Cacace@gmail.com)
**Come as You Are**

About your Instructor:
Sasy is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).
He has lived and taught yoga in many studios in Northern Italy, in Fuerteventura (Spain), India (Mysore), Nepal (Pockara) and spent all of 2018 in Los Angeles (USA).
He also has some experience in Karma Yoga including Anand Prakash Ashram in Risikesh (India) where he led Vipassana Meditation and Karuna Home for Disabled and Orphaned Children in Bylakuppe/Mysore (India) where he taught Yoga in a Yoga Studio inside the Tibetan Camp 1. On March 2020, he completed his three months of Karma Yoga at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas.
Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders.
Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy co-founded together with Julia Long, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada, a tool box mind body wellness that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement, trauma informed Yoga, meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First Responders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the F.R.Y. The App, the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button.
In 2005 Sasy started his spiritual quest and decided to dedicate his life to yoga since 2014. He is the author of “The Key to Happinesss” and “Yin Yoga”, two manuscripts in which he shares a glimpse of his personal spiritual journey, some easy-to-understand neuroscience about meditation and deep breathing, life-altering tools that transformed his daily living. In 2020, he co-authored his 3rd book together with Julia, “F.R.Y. First Responders Yoga. The Book”. All the manuscripts are available on Amazon, both paperback and digital formats.
Mantra and Vibration Workshop

Mantra and Vibration Workshop

Together, we will learn about the meaning of “Mantra”, the different kinds of mantras, and we will discover why the importance of Mantras does not reside in their meaning but in their sound.

Have you heard the term “Cymatics”? During this workshop, you’ll learn about the science of Cymatics and as we discover the power of sounds, we will chant different mantras belonging to different traditions.

Where: Willow Wellness, 5944 Perth Street, Richmond.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 12pm to 2pm

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional with Sasy Cacace.  # March 2022 #

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional with Sasy Cacace. # March 2022 #

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional with Sasy Cacace” course is eligible for 20 hours of Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance. Mark the dates for March 2022.

With this course you will learn:

  • What is Yin Yoga
  • Overview of CHI and Meridian channels, according to Chinese Medicine
  • What is the functional approach to Yoga
  • The differences between the performance and the functional-introspective approach that can be applied to all forms of Yoga
  • How to teach in a functional way
  • The 14 Skeletal segments and the 10 Muscles groups involved in the entire Yoga practice and not only the Yin practice
  • Why the skeletal variations are an important key to the functional training
  • The 5 Archetypal Yin Yoga Poses and their variations, that can be adapted to each and every student
  • And more

This course is of interest to all people learning yoga to deepen your practice as well as to instructors who wish to deepen their understanding of movement in yoga.

COST (Canadian Dollars):

Early Bird: $377.50 (25% discount)+ HST before December 3, 2021

General Admission: $450 + HST thereafter

TIME TABLE OF THE COURSE (all times are in EDT):

  1. Saturday March 26, 2022: 12pm-16.15pm (15 minutes break)
  2. Sunday March 27, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  3. Wednesday March 30, 2022: 7pm-9pm
  4. Saturday April 2, 2022: 12pm-16.15pm (15 minutes break)
  5. Sunday April 3, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  6. Wednesday April 6, 2022: 7pm-9pm + Graduation

Certification will be delivered by email to the attendees who participate in the full course.

Tickets available at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/164762979507

Info about the teacher:

Sasy is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He has been lived and taught yoga in many studios in Northern Italy, in Fuerteventura (Spain), India (Mysore), Nepal (Pockara) and all of 2018 in Los Angeles (USA).

He also has some experience in Karma Yoga including Anand Prakash Ashram in Risikesh (India) where he led Vipassana Meditation and Karuna Home for Disabled and Orphaned Children in Bylakuppe/Mysore (India) where he taught Yoga in a Yoga Studio inside the Tibetan Camp 1. On March 2020 he completed his three months of Karma Yoga at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas.

Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders. Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy co-founded together with Julia Long, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada, a tool box mind body wellness that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement, trauma informed Yoga, meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First Resppnders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the F.R.Y. The App the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button.

In 2005 Sasy started his spiritual quest and decided to dedicate his life to yoga since 2014.

He is the author of “The Key to Happiness” and “Yin Yoga“, two manuscripts in which he shares a glimpse of his personal spiritual journey, some easy-to-understand neuroscience about meditation and deep breathing, life-altering tools that transformed his daily living. in 2020 he co-authored his 3rd book together with Julia Long, “F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga. The Book“. All the manuscripts are available on Amazon, both paperback and digital formats.

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional with Sasy Cacace.  # March 2022 #

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional with Sasy Cacace (20 Hours YACEP)

My new Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional with Sasy Cacace” course will be available in January 2022.

Do not waste time! Reserve your spot NOW with and early bird price at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/164762979507.

Yin Yoga. Approaching the Functional with Sasy Cacace” course is eligible for 20 hours of Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

With this course you will learn:

  • What is Yin Yoga
  • Overview of CHI and Meridian channels, according to Chinese Medicine
  • What is the functional approach to Yoga
  • The differences between the performance and the functional-introspective approach that can be applied to all forms of Yoga
  • How to teach functionally
  • The 14 Skeletal segments and the 10 Muscles groups involved in Yoga practice
  • Why the skeletal variations are important
  • The 5 Archetypal Yoga Poses and their variations, that can be adapted to each and every student
  • And more.

This course is of interest to all people learning yoga to deepen your practice as well as to instructors who wish to deepen their understanding of movement in yoga.

COST (Canadian Dollars):

Early Bird: $377.50 (25% discount)+ HST before November 22, 2022

GeneralAdmission: $450 + HST thereafter

TIME TABLE OF THE COURSE (all times are in EDT):

  1. Saturday January 22, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  2. Sunday January 23, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  3. Wednesday January 26, 2022: 7pm-9pm
  4. Saturday January 29, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  5. Sunday January 30, 2022: 8am-12:15pm (15 minutes break)
  6. Wednesday February 2, 2022: 7pm-9pm + Graduation

Certification will be delivered by email to the attendees who participate in the full course.

Info about the teacher:

Sasy is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He has been lived and taught yoga in many studios in Northern Italy, in Fuerteventura (Spain), India (Mysore), Nepal (Pockara) and all of 2018 in Los Angeles (USA).

He also has some experience in Karma Yoga including Anand Prakash Ashram in Risikesh (India) where he led Vipassana Meditation and Karuna Home for Disabled and Orphaned Children in Bylakuppe/Mysore (India) where he taught Yoga in a Yoga Studio inside the Tibetan Camp 1. On March 2020 he completed his three months of Karma Yoga at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas.

Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders. Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy co-founded together with Julia Long, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada, a tool box mind body wellness that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement, trauma informed Yoga, meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First Resppnders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the F.R.Y. The App the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button.

In 2005 Sasy started his spiritual quest and decided to dedicate his life to yoga since 2014.

He is the author of “The Key to Happiness” and “Yin Yoga”, two manuscripts in which he shares a glimpse of his personal spiritual journey, some easy-to-understand neuroscience about meditation and deep breathing, life-altering tools that transformed his daily living. in 2020 he co-authored his 3rd book together with Julia, “F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga. The Book”. All the manuscripts are available on Amazon, both paperback and digital formats.

www.sasycacace.com

Retreat: Discover the tools for your Mind-Body Wellness

Retreat: Discover the tools for your Mind-Body Wellness

DO NOT WASTE TIME AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW AT THIS LINK: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/163797523803
I will be leading, together with Julia, a live in person Retreat. Covid Protocols in place
Thoughtfully designed retreat to deliver an exceptional experience, a blend of tranquillity and insight. A unique holiday that has the power to transform your life.
Join this retreat in the splendid beauty of Gallilee Centre’s nature to discover the wisdom in your life and be nourished, inspired, and empowered by the view of the Ottawa River, the nature all around, silence observed until after breakfast, Yoga both Yang and Yin approaches, Meditation, Breathwork, Yoga Nidra and Circle of Fire ceremony.
Step out of the daily hustle and bustle and step into a Yoga practice and discover your own inner dimension.
You will be also introduced to the 5 key segments of the F.R.Y. The Method class which includes Meditation, Breathwork, Asana both Yang and Yin approaches, relaxation, positive and affirmation and Mindfulness, tools for stress management, calming your life and learning to let go.
No Yoga experience is necessary. We will give you the tools to start or enhance your Yoga practice
WHO: everyone who is interested in spending 2 days surrounded by nature and with an immersion in yoga practice, meditation, breathwork. Yoga teachers and whoever need to recharge
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
– 2 nights basic accommodation (single) at the peaceful and serene Galilee Retreat Centre adjacent to an old growth forest overlooking the Ottawa River, complete with meditative labyrinth, river beach and forest path
– 6 healthy vegan meals with gluten free options (first meal: Friday dinner; last meal: Sunday lunch. Any food allergies need to be communicated by September 17th
– 12+ hours of Yoga (Yang and Yin approaches), Meditation, Yoga Nidra and positive affirmations, Pranayama (Breathwork)
– ntroduction to the F.R.Y. The Method
– Q&A about Yoga Lifestyle and Philosophy
COST:
– Payment through Eventbrite (link above) + HST + Fees
– Early Bird: $ 485.00 CAD until August 27th, 2021 ($ 250.00 CAD deposit non-refundable to hold your spot and payment in full by August 27th to get this rate)
– After August 27th 2021 full cost of $ 545.00 CAD ($ 250.00 CAD deposit non-refundable to hold your spot and payment in full by September 17th )
– After September 17th payment in full, $ 545.00 CAD, to hold your spot
CONTACT:
Julia@FirstRespondersYogaCanada.com
Sasy@FirstRespondersYogaCanada.com
Phone: 519.770.YOGA (9642)
TIME TABLE OF THE RETREAT:
1. Arrive Friday September 24th by 3pm
2. Friday schedule:- 3:30-4:30pm: Welcome and Retreat overview.
– 4:30pm-6:15pm: Meditation, – Pranayama and Yoga practice (Yang approach)
– 6:30pm: Dinner and individual time
– 8:00-9:00pm: introduction to Classical Yoga Nidra & Yoga Nidra practice
– Individual quiet time
– 10:00pm: Suggested lights out
3. Saturday schedule (suggestion to observe silence until breakfast is completed)
– 6:00-6:30am: Meditation
– 6:30-8:00 Pranayama and Yoga practice (Yang approach)
– 8:15am: Breakfast and individual time
– 11:00am-12:15pm: Meditation, Yin Yoga
– 12:30pm: Lunch
– 2:00-2:45pm: Q&A about Yoga Lifestyle and Philosophy
– 2:45-4:00pm: Introducing F.R.Y. The Method
– 4:00-4:30pm: Break with fruits and vegetables trays
– 4:30pm-6:15pm: Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga practice following F.R.Y. The Method
– 6:30pm: Dinner and individual time
– 8pm-9pm: Circle of Fire on the beach
– 10:00pm: Suggested lights out
4. Sunday schedule (suggestion to observe silence until breakfast is completed)
– 6:00-6:30am: Walking Meditation
– 6:30-8:00 am: Pranayama and Yoga practice (Yang approach)
– 8:15am: Breakfast and individual time
– 10:00am: Labyrinth Walk Meditation
Room check out by 11am
– 11:00am-12:15pm: Meditation & Yin Yoga
– 12:30pm: Lunch
– 2:00-3:00pm: Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga practice (Yang approach)
– 3:15-4pm: Closing session
WHAT TO BRING:
– Your Yoga mat
– Comfortable clothing for the Yoga practice
– Yoga blocks, blanket and strap if you have
– Water bottle
– Toiletries and towels
– Swim suit if the weather is nice
– Evening jacket/sweater for campfire
– Walking shoes
– A journal and coloring pencil/markers
– Your mask for COVID protocol (hand sanitizer will be available in the venue)
– Personal snacks
– A smile
ABOUT THE TEACHERS JULIA & SASY
Julia
Julia (Dharma Gian Kaur) is an Advanced Sivananda Yoga Teacher, certified California College of Ayurveda (CCA) Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer, and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher based in Ottawa, Canada. She has been teaching and providing CCA Yoga Nidra sessions in groups and privately for many years. She is currently the only Classically-based Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer in Canada (CCA-YN). She is also a certified Canadian Fitness Professional (CanFitPro). She has over 1000 hours of yoga training, including trauma-informed movement. She is a co-founder of F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada. She has 2 sons who are First Responders which spawned the creation of F.R.Y.- She is a co-Author of the book “F.R.Y. First Responder Yoga. The Book” available on Amazon, both paperback and digital format.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Laws and was a practicing lawyer. She has used her skills as a leader in the federal arena to help keep chemical substances of concern out of the Canadian environment. She is also a member of the International Society of Female Professionals. She is writing and publishing in various journals on topics of wellbeing.
Julia is a Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor (RYT-500) and also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).
www.ProLongYoga.com
www.Instagram.com/ProLongYoga
Sasy
Sasy is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). He has been lived and taught yoga in many studios in Northern Italy, in Fuerteventura (Spain), India (Mysore), Nepal (Pockara) and all of 2018 in Los Angeles (USA).
He also has some experience in Karma Yoga including Anand Prakash Ashram in Risikesh (India) where he led Vipassana Meditation and Karuna Home for Disabled and Orphaned Children in Bylakuppe/Mysore (India) where he taught Yoga in a Yoga Studio inside the Tibetan Camp 1. In March 2020 he completed his three months of Karma Yoga at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas.
Sasy is a former Italian Police Detective and chief who has spent 20 years serving the Italian Government in the field of crime and narcotics. Knowing very well the stress and all the consequences that First Responder service can bring into the personal life of every single officer or member, Sasy was inspired to offer training for First Responders. Drawing on his past in law enforcement and the knowledge he developed since 2005 in the fields of meditation, stress reduction, Yoga and trauma-informed movement, Sasy co-founded together with Julia Long, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada, a tool box mind body wellness that compiles breathwork, functional yoga movement, trauma informed Yoga, meditation and positive affirmation techniques, designed for First Responders by First Responders, tailored to their needs. And with the F.R.Y. The App the tools are available anytime, anywhere, when needed, at a push of a button.
In 2005 Sasy started his spiritual quest and decided to dedicate his life to yoga since 2014.
He is the author of “The Key to Happiness” and “Yin Yoga”, two manuscripts in which he shares a glimpse of his personal spiritual journey, some easy-to-understand neuroscience about meditation and deep breathing, life-altering tools that transformed his daily living. In 2020 he co-authored his 3rd book together with Julia, “F.R.Y. First Responders Yoga. The Book”. All the manuscripts are available on Amazon, both paperback and digital formats.
www.sasycacace.com