Restorative Yoga for Asthma Relief with Kyra
Friday September 8 7:00 - 9:00pm $30 + GST
Restorative yoga can be very beneficial to those of us who suffer from asthma. This special class focuses on relaxed and supported postures that help in opening up the rib cage while softening the shoulders and back. Through breathing exercises, we will build on the power of our exhale, which has been proven useful to helping asthmatics gain control over their breath.
While this class is designed for those with asthma, this class is open to anyone who wants to learn more about their breath and postures to help relax the body. Open to all levels - no previous yoga experience is required.
Creating Balance: Yoga/Writing Circle with Tracy
Sunday, September 10 12:30 - 3:00pm $40 + GST
Spark your creativity and tap into your imagination in this genre-based yoga/writing circle. As a group we will practice gentle yoga poses and breathing to open the mind and heart, then intersperse this with writing exercises allowing you to discover your voice through poetry, memoir, monologue, and other genres. Expand your personal creativity! No yoga or writing experience is necessary - we welcome everyone!
Bring a journal. Sharing is encouraged, but not required.
Yoga for Theatre Artists Workshop with Tracy
Monday, September 18 10:45am - 12:00pm $18 + GST
Join Theatre Director/Dramaturg and Certified Yoga Instructor Tracy Carroll for this Monday morning yoga workshop that is specifically designed with the theatre artist in mind. Yoga is the union of mind, body, and spirit. To be present in our work, artists can benefit from the centering, relaxation, opening, and strengthening that yoga offers us. With a focus on breath and movement, this workshop will prepare you to be grounded in performances and connected with one's own creative soul. All levels are welcome!
Yin Yoga for Transitioning from Summer to Fall with Kyra
Saturday, September 23 12:30 - 2:30pm $30 + GST
Moving from the activity of summer to the coolness of fall can be a challenge. As the leaves begin to change colour and fall to the ground, nature moves to shed what is no longer needed. This cycle is also mirrored in our own lives. Early fall is associated to the Earth element - where we return to become grounded and to enjoy the harvest of summer’s bounty. From here we move into fall itself. This season is associated with the Lungs and the Metal element - when our lung energy is in balance it helps us to tie up the loose ends from the year. We are also able release things we don't need to carry into the coming new year.
In this workshop we will focus on the Spleen and Stomach meridians to help us feel balanced, stable and happy. Working with the Lung, and Large Intestine meridians will support our ability to let go of those things we don’t need from our body, mind, and spirit.
Family Yoga with Frieda
Sunday, September 24 10:30 - 11:15am $20 + GST (max. 4 people)
Bring the whole family and play and move together this fall! Using games, stories and music, we will explore the world of yoga, connecting with our own bodies and with each other. Each class will also incorporate time to relax and calm our busy bodies and minds. This class is best suited for families with children ages 4 to 9.