Yoga Classes

Many yoga styles and teachers:

 

Astanga ~ Ruth Richman ~ Astanga Yoga is a set of postures that is called Yoga Chikita or Yoga Therapy.  The Series of postures of the primary series help to extend the spine and open the heart. The Intermediate or Second Series opens the hips.  Once a month or so the class is a flow fuelled by Ujjayi breath.  The other weeks the class is workshop style, demystifying the postures so all can find their place in them and to help get further into the practice.

 

Kundalini ~ Ruth Ricman ~ Kundalini Yoga stirs you up!  It is fun, full of breath work, is always different.  It combines chanting, meditation, physical effort, relaxation with the gong, and breathing in an effective way to reach your True Self and heal the body and mind. The class ends with yogi tea, small treats, and conversation.

 

Ruth's Blend Yoga ~ Ruth Richman ~ About half the class is a mix of slow moving flows, detailed instructions, and learning new postures with an emphasis on using the lift of the heart centre to activate the core and move you lightly through the practice.  The second half is Yin Yoga with it's emphasis on long holds, no muscle effort, true acceptance of yourself and where you are in your body. Savasna or relaxation ends the class.

 

Ruth's Basics Yoga ~ Ruth Richman ~ The postures of yoga all have a starting place and all have a 'core'. This basic information is necessary to really understand a posture with and in your body.  Whether you are standing tall or moving into twists or bending over, the line of the body needs to move in a sequence for comfort and power. This class is great for beginners and experienced practitioners.

 

 Chair Yoga ~ Judy Archibald ~ Great for all ages. Pre surgery, post surgery, arthritis and knee challenges are all reasons to attend this class. Anyone having challenges with getting up and down from the floor. This class is done in a chair. We begin with a guided meditation and breath focusing then move into our chair postures. Some standing postures are included as well as some acupuncture point self massage to enhance memory and digestion etc. Some strengthening exercises. There are modifications available to help everyone feel like they are part of the class.

 

No Class currentlyYoga "TAP" ~ Denise Arsenault ~ Start your day stress free by experiencing Yoga 'TAP'. In a new yoga format designed by Denise, you'll experience a blend of many aspects of yoga including chant, yoga poses, breath work, relaxation and meditation along with a combination of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Positive Affirmation mantras. These Yoga 'Taps' sessions will energize you and leave you with a feeling of peace and calm that will enable you to effectively manage your day. Please note that the EFT scripts used during these sessions will be provided as an optional take-home exercise.

 

No Class Currently Hatha ~ Megan Macdonald ~ Hatha Yoga for all Levels - Breath and body unite in this meditative flow of asanas (postures) with a focus on the breath. This style stretches and strengthens, promotes flexibility and brings awareness to the entire body. You will be guided through a combination of standing, seated and lying postures to develop balance, and align the bones, muscles and deep tissues in the body. This practice is available to all levels and abilities in yoga. Focusing on the breath helps to still the mind, reduce stress and anxiety and foster concentration.

 

Restorative ~ Megan Macdonald ~ This is a gentle practice to help restore energy to tired bodies and minds. Restorative yoga is a form of "active relaxation" as the poses are held from anywhere between 5-15 minutes to allow the body to fully let go of tension. We use props extensively to relieve pressure points and support the entire body. This is great for anyone who needs to unwind from life's daily stresses, for people who are new to yoga, or who have had an injury and are looking to start up their yoga practice again. (Only room for 6 students per class.)

 

Hatha ~ Alissa Archibald ~ Join Alissa in a gentle Hatha yoga class. Come deepen your practice and expand your energy with breath-work, sun salutations, gentle asanas and some yoga Nidra relaxations during the vitally important Savasana. This class is open to all levels and abilities. Alissa is also a DONA trained birth doula, a founding member of the Doula Collective, a reiki practitioner and mother of one amazing little girl. 

 

NoClass Currently Yoga for Children ~ Jennifer Gallant ~ Children’s Yoga program includes:  (ages 6 – 12) Age and developmentally appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, singing, meditation, relaxation techniques. The program embodies a child-friendly relationship to the physical and philosophical traditions of yoga. In a non-competitive environment the yoga program will incorporate lessons in, creativity, self-acceptance, interpersonal skills, positive thinking, personal & environmental awareness......and (most of all) FUN!!!

 

No Class Currently Youth Yoga ~ Jennifer Gallant ~ (ages 13 & up) Age and developmentally appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, singing, meditation and relaxation techniques. The program embodies a youth-friendly relationship to the physical and philosophical traditions of yoga. In a non-competitive environment the yoga program will incorporate lessons in creativity, self-acceptance, interpersonal skills, positive thinking, personal & environmental awareness,  and (most of all) FUN!!!

Thereby offering positive tools for the youth’s everyday life. Participants will be encouraged to listen to their body, respect its’ wisdom, and to progress at their own pace.

 

 

 

Please visit our EVENTS CALENDAR for details about the time of each of the classes!