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Bring yoga to your home or to your workplace.The benefits are innumerable : – increases focus and flexibility – increases ability to manage stress – adds strength and toning to the body – enhances the endocrine system. Contact me for a free introductory yoga session.

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What actually leads to happiness? It’s not money or relationships, it is knowing what you want and feeling like you are moving towards it. Well what if you could feel like you were making giant leaps towards it? You can receive one-on-one or group coaching that will tackle habitual patterns that have been keeping you stuck. I am passionate and committed to help you: – reach your weight goals – help you strengthen relationships with the most important people in  your life – add more fun, passion and adventure to your life – move towards a career that lights you up and energizes you daily.

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Jennifer Kruidbos
514-207-9549
jen@jenniferkruidbos.com

About

Named as one of Montreal’s 2014 top ten yoga teachers in Cult Montreal, Jennifer Kruidbos, 200 YTT, teaches comprehensive alignment-based hatha yoga in studios, hospitals, offices, schools and homes. She is known for her warm demeanour and extensive knowledge which makes her students feel safe, relaxed and at ease.

Passionate about bringing wellness into the workplace, she has presented her Master’s thesis on Communication Mechanisms that Enable Thriving Under Stress at the Canadian Communications Association. She is the founder of Yoga in the Garden, a Montreal community initiative that brings yoga to the urban rooftop garden at Santropol Roulant, a non-profit organization that breaks down social and generational isolation through food delivery. She runs the Sun Life Yoga studio in downtown Montreal whose mandate is to bring the benefits of yoga and mediation to busy business professionals. Jennifer offers yoga as complementary treatment for teens with eating disorders at the Adolescent Clinic department of the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Jennifer’s grounded approach is infused with humour and insight. She has taught hundreds of students how to heal themselves and cultivate inner strength. She has collaborated with occupational therapists, doctors kiniseologists, social workers, and musicians.  Her passion is using the art of the introspective yoga practice to refine people’s ability to deepen the relationship with themselves and their community. She is currently enrolled in a 300 hour Yoga Therapeutics certification at Re:source Yoga Therapy, Montreal’s premiere school for yoga therapeutics.

 

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Testimonials

“I would like to congratulate you on your remarkable professional skills.  It is obvious that you understand both the physical and emotional demands of your clients and adjust your advice and assistance to accurately meet these.  In my case (a not so young physician) I have been able to regain an amazing degree of long forgotten flexibility and coordination!”

Dr David Morris

Associate Professor of Medicine McGill University

” Jen fut une force directrice intégrale dans ma vie à la suite de mon déménagement de l’Ontario à Montréal à l’automne 2012. Avec ses conseils, j’ai pu identifier les différents besoins d’auto-amélioration qui m’ont permis de développer une meilleure confiance, et ultimement, être plus heureuse dans mon nouvel environnement. Elle a l’ouverture et le sens de l’humour qui permettent aux gens de bien s’entendre avec elle d’une façon unique, et je trouve son style de mentorat intuitif et naturel.  Sa personnalité transcende l’âge, et je suis très heureuse de l’avoir comme mentor et amie dans ma vie. ”

Neha Chandrachud

Montréal, Content Strategist

” Jen fut une inspiration, et son enseignement a changé mon regard sur la vie ”

Melissa Nestore

Kinésiologue, M.Sc. CSEP, CEP

“Le mentorat avec Jennifer m’a aidé à trouver une orientation et à savoir que j’ai les outils pour y arriver. En dix semaines,  j’ai effectué un changement radical dans ma carrière, je fais maintenant ce que j’aime, et je peux tout de même me permettre le même style de vie auquel je suis habituée. Le mentorat m’a permis d’éclaircir ce que je voulais faire et qui je voulais être. Je me sens capable d’être cette personne à tout moment.”

Véronica Delfino
Acheteur principal et professeur de yoga au Studio Bliss

Upcoming Events

August Essential Oil Series: Skin and Immunity

While hiking over peaks under a strong sun, or getting stung by mysterious plants in the jungle, my essential oils helped my skin, immune system and energy immensely. I’ve dedicated the last two weeks of August to multiple classes so everyone has the chance to start or continue their essential oil education:

 

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Week of August 15th – 19th 

Essential Oils for End of Summer Healthy Skin
Tuesday Aug 16th 4:30 – 5:45pm Sun Life Studio 1155 Metcalfe, 10th floor

Essential Oils for Back to School/Work immunity
Wednesday Aug 17th 6pm – 7:15pm, My home in Griffintown

Essential Oils for End of Summer Healthy Skin
Friday Aug 19th 12PM-1PM Sun Life STUDIO 1155 Metcalfe, 10th floor

Essential Oils for Back to School/Work immunity
Saturday Aug 20th 10:30 – 11:45am My home in Griffintown

Week of Aug 22 – 26th

Essential Oils for Back to School/Work immunity
Tuesday Aug 23rd 4:30 – 5:45pm, Sun Life Studio, 1155 Metcalfe, 10th floor

Essential Oils for End of Summer Radiant Skin
Wednesday Aug 24th 6pm – 7:15pm, my home in Griffintown

Essential Oils for Back to School/Work immunity
Friday Aug 26th 12pm  – 1pm at Sun Life Studio, 1155 Metcalfe, 10th floor

Essential Oils for End of Summer Radiant Skin
Saturday August 27th 10:30am – 11:45am, my home in Griffintown

 

Class details:

Essential Oils for End of Summer Radiant Skin

This summer of outdoor activities can be damaging to our sensitive skin. The unregulated beauty industry can fill products with perfume and parabens. In this 75 minute class, you’ll learn how to use essential oils to naturally take care of your skin, and why it is so important to know what we are putting on our largest organ. You’ll learn how your skin reflects you internal health, how to take care of your skin from the inside out and which essential oils are best for your skin. Also, learn how to Oil Cleanse, an inexpensive and effective way to remove impurities from your skin, while keeping it hydrated. Receive recipes and ideas. Limit to 10 spots per class, you’ll leave with a homemade serum. Chance to win a diffuser.  Pay what you can.

 

Essential Oils for Immunity

Did you know one of the best things we can do for our immune system is learn how to truly rest well? Also, the unfortunate truth about hand sanitizers and other practices we have gotten accustomed to for taking care of our immunity. Learning to rest well is an art and science and art. As a yoga therapist, one of my main tasks is giving people multiple tools to achieve the relaxation response. Learn how oils are the perfect compliment to resting and improving immunity. You’ll receive a homemade anti-bacterial spray and chance to win a diffuser. Pay what you can.

 

RSVP to reserve your spot, receive address and details.  Bring a friend and receive a free Oil, Spritz and/or Serum. Raffle to win a Green Air diffuser!

jkruidbos@gmail.com  514 207 9549 (text)

Mélange de potions: Créations unique d’huile essentielle

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Durant cette session, nous devenons rusés et créatifs pour apprendre à faire des articles ménagers en utilisant les huiles essentielles:

– Des mélanges d’aromathérapie

– Insectifuge (pour ceux qui vont sur les retraites de yoga à des endroits tropicaux!)

– Nettoyage de la maison

– Huiles de massage

Ces sessions créatives et pleines d’information de mélange de potions sont amusantes et astucieuses.

Un peu de repos. Un peu de mouvement. Un peu de mélange.

Nous apprendrons également:

  • Comment les huiles essentielles peuvent vous aider à avoir un système immunitaire fort.
  • Comment les huiles essentielles peuvent remplacer les produits de nettoyage de maison toxiques.
  • Sur les huiles essentielles pour une digestion optimale
  • Sur les huiles essentielles pour les athlètes: soulager la tension musculaire

INFORMATION COMPLÈTE: Je vais vous montrer comment vous pouvez commander des huiles à  la maison, et comment vous pouvez les partager, si cela est positif et vivifiant pour vous! Cet événement tire profit de notre créativité et du pouvoir des huiles essentielles.

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Samedi 23 janvier 16h-18h

Samedi 30 janvier 16h-18h. Venez à l’une ou les deux. Finissez ce que vous avez commencé ou commencez quelque chose de nouveau.

SUN LIFE STUDIO (pour les personnes qui travaillent dans l’édifice Sun Life) 1155 rue Metcalfe, bureau, 020 (10e étage, tournez à gauche en sortant de l’ascenseur, au bout du couloir et tournez à gauche).

Venez tous les mardis pour en apprendre davantage sur les huiles, les nouveaux mélanges, comment ils peuvent aider.

Mardi 19 janvier 17h-18h

Mardi 26 janvier 17h-18h

Mardi 2 février 17h-18h

Mardi 9 février 17h-18h

Tout le monde va ramener à la maison un régal: un rouleau, ou un flacon de verre de quelque chose! Pour couvrir ce coût des matériaux et de location de l’espace, cet événement coûte 10 $

Salon courage après la perte: Journée d’atelier du Yoga d’allégement du deuil 

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Il y a beaucoup que nous ne savons pas sur le deuil.

Nous ne savons pas que la douleur peut être une opportunité radicale de transformer notre conscience.

Nous ne savons pas ce que la dépression, l’anxiété, les hauts et les bas peuvent être les symptômes de la douleur non traitée. Et le soulagement est possible.

Nous ne savons pas que la douleur peut être la conséquence de plusieurs sources ; de la mort d’un être cher, d’une rupture, à la perte de l’innocence par un traumatisme, à la perte de la foi en quelqu’un que nous admirions, à l’évolution des communautés (d’hétérosexuelle à homosexuelle par exemple).

 

Il y a des gemmes de la sagesse et de la joie à l’intérieur de tous ces changements.

Nous voulons commencer 2016 en nous sentant vivants, sains, engagés, et excités à propos de vivre et d’aimer.

L’anxiété et la tristesse liée à la douleur récente ou non transformée pourraient nous retenir, nous faisant sentir démotivés et négatif.

Le deuil peut aussi être une opportunité radicale de transformer notre conscience, si nous sommes ouverts à cela.

L’année dernière, plus de 55 d’entre vous ont participé aux deux premiers ateliers du Yoga d’allégement du deuil. Je vous remercie.

Vos commentaires ont mentionné trois choses dans  les ateliers de 75 minutes:

– Contenu et séquence étaient super

– Il y avait tellement d’informations, nous avons besoin de plus de temps pour intégrer.

– Il était trop encombré

 

Vous avez parlé. J’ai écouté.

Plus long. Plus d’espace. Limité à 10 personnes.

Découvrez comment la puissance du yoga peut aider à transformer votre douleur.

Journée complète d’atelier: le samedi 16 avril

9h à 17h  (lunch de 12h à 14 h)

Coût: 180 $ (taxes incluses)

Inclure un déjeuner végétalien par @Le Kitchen 192$

Early bird: Inscrivez-vous avant le 15 janvier et économisez 40 $

 

Liens pour vous inscrire:

Hâtive avec le déjeuner: http://tinyurl.com/hedk5kc

Early bird sans déjeuner:http://tinyurl.com/j6rxvxz

 

LES PLACES SONT LIMITÉES.

Assurez-vous de m’envoyer un message à l’avance pour recevoir un formulaire de santé et de le remplir 24 heures à l’avance.

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377 Rue St Paul O, #200

 

Détails:

– Chagrin au-delà d’un décès (divorce, dissolution, en mouvement, perte d’emploi, etc.)

– Explorer les symptômes physiques, émotionnels et spirituels de la douleur

– Le chagrin et le cerveau

– Quatre tâches de deuil: Une feuille de route pour le processus de deuil

– Au-delà de l’attachement de l’amour

– Comment fonctionne le yoga pour d’allégement de la douleur

– Le processus de transformation

 

Il est commun pour les personnes affligées de souffrir de dépression, d’anxiété, de fatigue, et d’une variété d’autres symptômes mentaux et spirituels. Si vous avez essayé d’autres façons de passer au-delà de votre perte, mais n’avez pas encore trouvé un soulagement, vous pourriez être surpris de découvrir les effets transformateurs du yoga.

Mixing Potions: Essential Oil Crafty Creations

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We are getting crafty and creative and learning how to make household items ourselves using essential oils:

– aromatherapy blends 
– bug replellent (for those going on yoga retreats to tropical places!)
– household cleaning
– massage oils

These will be a fun, crafty, creative and info-packed sessions of mixing potions. 

A little sit. A little movement. A little mixing.

We will also learn: 

How essential oils can help the keep immune system strong.

How essential oils can replace toxic housecleaning products.

Essential oils for Optimal Digestion

Essential oils for athletes: Ease muscle tension

FULL DISCLAIMER: I will show you how you can order oils to your house, and how you can share them, if that feels expansive and right to you! Other than that, this event is all about enjoying our creativity and the power of essential oils.
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SATURDAY JANUARY 23rd 4pm – 6pm

SATURDAY JANUARY 30th 4pm to 6pm. Come to one or both. Either finish what you started or make something new.

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SUN LIFE STUDIO (for people who work in the Sun Life building) 1155 Metcalfe, suite 1020 (10th floor, turn left out of the elevators, end of the hall and turn left)

Come every Tuesday to learn about oils, new blends, how they can help.

TUESDAY Jan 19th 5pm – 6pm

TUESDAY Jan 26th 5pm – 6pm

TUESDAY Feb 2nd 5pm – 6pm

TUESDAY Feb 9th 5pm – 6pm

 

Everyone will take home a treat: a roller, or a glass vial of something! To cover this cost of materials and rent of space, this event is $5

 

 

 

 

 

Courageous Living After Loss: Yoga for Grief Day Long Workshop

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There is a lot we do not know about grief.

We do not know that grief can be a radical opportunity to transform our awareness.

We do not know that anxiety, depression, emotional highs and lows may be the symptoms of unprocessed grief. And relief is possible.

We do not know that grief can range from death of a loved one, to a break up, to loss of innocence through trauma, to losing faith in someone we admired, to changing communities (from straight to gay for example).

There are gems of wisdom and joy inside all of these changes.

We want to start off 2016 feeling vibrant, healthy, engaged, and excited about living and loving.

Anxiety and sadness related to recent or unprocessed grief might hold us back, making us feel unmotivated and negative.

Grief can also be a radical opportunity to transform our awareness, if we are open to it.

Last year, over 55 of you came out for the Yoga for the two first Grief workshops. Thank you.

Your feedback mentioned three things about the 75 minute workshops:

– Content and sequence was great
– There was so much info, we need more time to integrate.
– It was too crowded

You spoke. I listened.

Longer. More space. Limited to 10 people.

Discover how the power of yoga can help to transform your grief.

SPACE IS LIMITED.

Make sure you message me beforehand to receive a health form and fill it out 24 hours in advance.

STUDIO BREATHE
1744 RUE WILLIAM, 5th floor (corner des Seigneurs, just below Notre Dame)
Metro: Georges Vanier (8 minute walk)

Details:

– Grief beyond death (divorce, break up, moving, job loss etc.)
– Explore the physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms of grief
– Grief and the brain
– Four tasks of mourning: A road map for the grieving process
– Love Beyond Attachment
– How the yoga for grief relief practice works
– The process of transformation

It’s common for grieving people to experience depression, anxiety, fatigue, and a variety of other physical mental and spiritual symptoms. If you’ve tried other ways to move beyond your loss, but have yet to find relief, you may be surprised to discover the transformative effects of yoga.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

Costa Rica Wellcation Saturday Feb 20 – Friday Feb 26 2016

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Six nights, Seven days at Hotel Los Mangos
Delicious organic (vegan option) brunch and dinner meals
Morning and evening yoga practice
Morning meditation
Holistic nutrition consultations
Free time to explore and enjoy the beaches,  nearby villages, waterfalls, hiking, and surfing

Prices range from $1387 to $2043 depending on your accommodation preference.
A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is required to reserve your spot.

SMALL ROOM: single bed, shared bathroom
Single occupancy: $1387/person SOLD OUT

SMALL ROOM: double bed, shared bath

Single occupancy: $1518 SOLD OUT

BIG ROOM: one double bed, two single beds, private bathroom ONE REMAINING
Triple occupancy $1431/person
Double occupancy: $1562/person
Single occupancy: $1868/person

BUNGALOW: hammock, private bathroom (5 remaining)
Double occupancy: $1606.29/person
Single occupancy: $2043.81/person

$100 off for those who pay in FULL before November 1st.
$100 off for those who refer someone who books with us!

Treat your mind, body and soul by joining passionate Montreal yoga teacher, health and travel enthusiast, Jennifer Kruidbos for seven days of PURA VIDA in South America’s most eco-friendly country, Costa Rica. Nestle into a truly tropical paradise, Montezuma, a picturesque small village known for its bohemian atmosphere and the breathtaking beauty of its beaches, rivers and waterfalls. Everyday, students will to enjoy a morning and evening self-myofascia massage using the Yoga Tune Up grippy pliable massage therapy balls, followed by a soothing and strengthening practice guided by Jennifer.  This adventure is open to all levels and is bilingual.

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PRACTICE YOGA AND MEDITATION IN PARADISE
Enjoy seven days and six nights at Hotel Los Mangoes, (named for the surrounding mango orchard) which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Restore your mind and body at a hotel that has been hosting yoga retreats for over 12 years. Explore your yoga practice in the open, wooden pavilion looking out to the ocean amidst the sounds of nature.  Enjoy an optional morning, meditation and vinyasa. Your days are to do what you want with them: relax on the beach, hike to waterfalls, take a surfing lesson, try canopy ziplining, or chill by the pool. Ease into a gentle evening practice to wind down your day surrounded by the sights and sounds of a tropical evening.

DINING:
Montezuma Yoga works with the best restaurants in town by offering you a healthy variety to chose from, including vegetarian/vegan or Mediterranean/ seafood specialties.

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SITES SOUNDS AND SMELLS OF MONTEZUMA

Montezuma is surrounded by high cliffs in which small rivers tumble down and form scenic waterfalls and natural pools. The Saturday farmer’s market is a must as you get a chance to smell the heady aromas of organic, locally grown, authentic Central American dishes, to browse through hundreds of handicrafts and listen to the musicians who have come to jam.

SURFING: 

There is an amazing surf school in Montezuma for those who want to try for the first time or improve their skills. I had never surfed and with my teacher’s professionalism and emphasis on safety, I confidently got right up! Whoohoo!

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TRAVEL DETAILS

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the individual but  please feel free to contact us for recommendations.

The best way into Montezuma is to land in San Jose and take the 1/2 hour Sansa or Nature Air flight ($200 per person if booked in advance) to Tambor, and then the 1/2 hour taxi to Montezuma ($40 USD for the taxi, so you can share it with a travel buddy).

Another option from San Jose is a bus to Puntarenas, a ferry to Paquera and then a bus to Montezuma, – approx.  $10 per person.  If neither of these are appealing, why not take the bus to Jaco Beach and then a speed boat to Montezuma – approx $60.

CANCELLATION, REFUND AND CREDIT POLICIES

All cancellation must be made in writing to Jennifer Kruidbos.  A credit can be applied to future retreats, but the credit expires two years after date of issue and is non-transferable.

1. Cancellation 90 days or more before retreat start date:
A full refund, less the deposit/processing fee.

2.  Cancellation 60-89 days before retreat start date:
A 50% credit, less the deposit/processing fee.

3. Cancellation 59 days or less before retreat start date:
No refund or credit will be issued.

4.  No refund or credit will be issued for:
No show, late arrival, early departure from retreat, personal injury/illness, weather, travel delays, flight interruptions or scheduling conflict.

We highly recommend that you purchase cancellation and travel insurance as protection against unforeseen circumstances.

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Contact Information: Jennifer Kruidbos  jkruidbos@gmail.com

Exclusive yoga classes

Join in the EXCLUSIVE YOGA CLASSES now offered to tenants and employees of the Sun Life Building. Come to the 10th floor in room 1020 to relieve stress and get fit at special preferred rates, brought to you by Bentall Kennedy.

You have three opportunities to practice yoga every week.

All classes are multi-level and beginner-friendly. You always get to choose how far you want to push yourself or how slow you want to take it. Classes last 50 minutes. They will be held at those times every week, in room 1020.

SCHEDULE

HATHA YOGA: TUESDAYS 12 – 12:45

Align your body and mind, while being led through each posture mindfully and incorporating your breath for renewed vigour! We will tone your butt and core as well. Music. All levels welcome!

WEDNESDAYS HALF-AND-HALF

Enjoy 20 minutes of a feel good yoga practice and 20 minutes of relaxation. This popular class is the perfect move-and-rest mid week solution to replenish your energy.

VINYASA FLOW: THURSDAYS 12 – 12:45

This class will help release your stiff body with dynamic flows and some deep stretches, twists and relaxation that will feel like a treat. Deep yogic breathing will help you move into your weekend refreshed.

 You have three ways to pay:

  • Pay for every class = $13 per class
  • Buy 5 classes for $55 = $12 per class
  • Buy 10 classes for $100 = $11 per class

You can pay in person (cash, cheque) or, even better, by credit card through the website.

Oh yes, and your first class is FREE!

Register for your classes online now!

 

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Jennifer Kruidbos 514-207-9549