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Yin/Restorative yoga
Sunday Practice

In-Studio with Sandy

Sunday, Dec 5, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Maximum 8

Welcome to our first In-Studio Yin/Restorative practice in our new studio at 396 Pacific Avenue!

Combine the quiet yet powerful practice of Yin Yoga with the healing, relaxing practice of Restorative Yoga for a delicious, centering result.

Yin Yoga moves you carefully, safely into traditional Hatha postures with support for the joints, holding for time. We focus on releasing the muscles and connective tissues of the legs, hips, back, chest and shoulders. 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. All must bring their own props and we recommend 2 blankets, a pillow, yoga mat, yoga belt or other, yoga block, and an eye pillow. Bolsters are also useful if you have them!

This practice is especially beneficial for those with tight muscles and joints, or who are experiencing anxiety or fatigue, or who simply need to step away from the intensity of life.

COST: $30 + hst, Pre-register, IN-STUDIO

Maximum 8

SHIFT Nutrition

LIVESTREAM

With our first world lifestyle – even during pandemic times – we have a plethora of food (and food pretender) options at our fingertips. Ultimate volume and broad quality of choices.

And, the ever-present siren call of shopping and acquiring and consuming.

It’s no wonder many of us struggle with energy spikes, digestive issues, cravings, poor sleep and brain fog. It’s no wonder we struggle with consistently eating in a balanced, nutritious way.

SHIFT Nutrition was developed from my work with clients one-on-one; clients who work hard at their fitness, mindfulness, lifestyle . . . and yet still have issues with food. We ran a pilot program last September with great success and rave reviews!

“This change in my eating habits is working. The variety is fantastic. The quantities during the day are generous so I’m not snacking in the evenings . . . a huge win!”

“This was exactly what I needed. I’ve learned so much about my eating habits and feel so much better than a mere 3 weeks ago. I’m not craving anything. My mantra now is ‘would Sandy approve’!”

“I’ve managed to lose 7.6 lbs over the 3 weeks and my tummy is much happier because of the higher quality food I’ve been eating. My sleep has improved, and I feel great!”

This is not a ‘diet’ to lose weight.
Together, we will create a lifestyle shift.

This includes:
• 21 days of Daily Accountability (sleep, food, movement, stress management)
• detailed spreadsheet of your food choices, including macros (protein, carbs, fat), calories, fibre and sugar)
• 7 Day Menu plan, including snacks (and you won’t be hungry!)
• Food prep direction for 2 prep days per week.
• Easy recipes for foundational ‘dishes’ to carry you through

Consultations: week of January 3rd
Program begins: January 10th
Max: 10 participants

Cost: $290 + hst

SHIFT Nutrition: Alumni Edition

LIVESTREAM

Shout out to all past SHIFT Nutrition participants! Remember how good it was to fuel yourself well with planning & prep, tasty recipes and consistently eating well?! Cravings disappeared, your gut calmed down, blood sugar management & sleep improved . . . and it really wasn’t that difficult, once you got going!

If you’d like to kick start this same scenario again with me, I have an Alumni Edition for you! 21 Days, includes consultation, a batch of new recipes (try this Breakfast Scramble Wrap), updated menus, and daily accountability.

Consultations: week of January 10th
Program begins: January 17th

Cost: $155 + hst

Pilates 5-Day Challenge
Monthly LIVESTREAM

Last week (M to F) each month,
June 21 – 25, 7:00 – 7:20 am
with Beatrix

Immerse in a daily dose of Stott® Pilates

Give yourself a fantastic start to your day every morning for 5 days at the end of each month! Improve your strength and muscle tone, balance your body & increase flexibility.

Pour fuel on your wellness program!

5 minute kick-start exhilarating cardio warm up + 15 minutes of non-stop Pilates based exercises using various props. All levels welcome! You will get stronger at the end of each session, and that’s progression!

Women’s Day/Pilates Challenge starts in 2 weeks!
If you bring a friend (new to the challenge) and both of you show up all 5 days, you will each win one free 40 minute zoom Pilates class that I teach Tuesday-Friday via Fit Journey.

Enroll a new friend (who hasn’t participated in Bea’s challenge before) and when you both show up for all 5 days, you each win a free private 20-minute zoom session with Beatrix!

COST: $40 + hst
Pre-register, Livestream at home

Breathe & Meditate
Monthly LIVESTREAM Practice

Wednesday, June 16, 7:15 – 8:15pm
with Sandy

Pranayama – the yogic art of the breath – is wonderful, widely varied, can be cooling or heating, stimulating or calming, physical and spiritual, and a world to explore!

Re-discover your inner calm with simple yet profound breath work and meditations.

Meditation – the art of focus – which can help us get out of our busy minds and into the insular anchor of our true self. As Bernie Clark said ‘The mind and the breath are like 2 fishes swimming in the sea. When one is agitated, so is the other. And when one is calm, the other calms too. Anyone can meditate, and it is lovely and reassuring to do so together.

Now, more than ever, we need our practices to ground us, reminds us of our blessings, calm the heart and still the mind.

COST: $20 + hst
Pre-register, Livestream at home

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