Yoga for Stiff Bodies
with Michelle Parent
Wednesdays, Jan 9 – 30
7:15 – 8:15 pm
Tight? Stiff? Achey?
If you (or a loved one) experiences tightness, stiffness, chronic aches and pains, and would like to move more freely and do everyday activities with more ease, this series is for you. Whether you’re physically active (= tight muscles) or not (= tight muscles), you CAN change your body!
‘I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible.’ Yes, you can!
This workshop-style class series draws on the techniques of yoga to build strength, flexibility and stability. Yoga for Stiff Bodies will help you gain greater freedom of movement and decrease overall stiffness. We’ll focus on shoulders, upper back, lower back, hamstrings, and hips, in order to increase flexibility and regaining balance and symmetry in the body.
Cost: $80 + hst for the series, or $25 drop-in.
Clear, Ground, Connect
with Michele Heuff
Sunday, January 27, 2:30 – 4:00pm
Expand Your awareness!
In this experiential workshop, we’ll take a journey into the connection of mind, body and spirit with breath work, mantras, meditations and movement from Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness (sometimes called ‘Householders Yoga’!).
You’ll learn tools you can easily do at home and experience the elements of a typical Kundalini Yoga class that can help clear your mind of the chatter of everyday life, strengthen the nervous system, giving our physical and emotional well being a tune-up. We’ll end our workshop with a beautiful grounding crystal bowl meditation and sivasana.
Cost: $35 + hst.
Intro to Stott® Pilates
with Beatrix Nagy
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Has your doctor, physical therapist or chiropractor recommended Pilates for you? Do you suffer from postural issues such as sore neck & shoulders, achy lower back? Would you like to intelligently, safely improve your core strength?
Stott Pilates is designed to restore natural spinal curves, rebalance muscle strength, and heighten body awareness, with particular emphasis on breathing, pelvic floor, lower back, upper body posture, and head & neck alignment.
Join our “Intro to Stott® Pilates” workshop!
Learn about the five Stott Pilates principles, while mastering the 10 warm-up exercises, and get familiar with the essential repertoire. Leave feeling balanced and tension free. Even if you’ve taken our Intro class before, all are welcome: ‘getting back to basics’ is always a good idea!
Cost: $45 + hst.
with Beatrix Nagy
Wednesdays, Jan 9 – Feb 27
11:30 – 12 noon
Want to hit the next level?
This fast flowing, short repetition class takes it up a notch or two! Experience all the benefits of a Pilates mat class in just 30 minutes.
“Breathe and come back to life”, as Joseph Pilates put it.
Cost: $65 + hst for the series, or $15 +hst drop-in.
Tough Love: Yoga Therapy Balls
with Denise Ho
Wednesdays, Feb 6 – 27
7:15 – 8:15pm
Chronic tightness that stretching just doesn’t fix?
Whether you are a top athlete who wants to improve performance, a new mama with a sore back, or have neck tension from sitting at a desk all day, this workshop series is the perfect antidote to our modern lifestyle.
In this workshop series, you will be guided through carefully crafted deep-tissue self -massage explorations of different regions of the body. Each sequence targets specific muscles, connective tissues, and joints and attempts to induce compression, friction, motion, circulation, relaxation, and length into muscles and fascia all over your body. Essential oil aroma therapy will also be used to help circulation, and ease muscle & joint pain.
Cost: $80 + hst for the series, or $25 + hst drop-in
yin / restorative yoga with thai yoga
with Sandy LeBlanc & Assistants
Sundays, Feb 17, April 7, June 23,
2:30 – 4:00pm
Yin Yoga moves you carefully, safely into traditional Hatha postures with support for the joints, holding for time. This cues your nervous system, digestive system, and hormonal system (esp. adrenals) to move toward homeostasis.
Restorative Yoga is also a quiet, slow practice moving into full support with great ease, using many props. In this workshop, we pair Yin and Restorative with
Thai Yoga assists to stimulate fascia & meridians. (These assists are offered gently or deeply, depending on your preference.)
“Went in like a curling rock, came out like a curler after 3 pints” Mary
Cost: $35 + hst, or two or more for $30 each + hst
© 2018 Fit Journey • Sandy LeBlanc