Foundations in Yoga with Stephanie
New to Yoga? Want to refine your practice and get back to basics? Join Stephanie Leslie for this six week registered foundations class. Get to know the basics of yoga; postures and shapes, breath work, and terminology. Take the guess work out of what each posture looks and feels like, how to breathe or what the heck that means! This class will introduce you progressively to the basics, with the intention of providing you the knowledge and confidence to move into other class styles with ease. No yoga experience necessary.
6 weeks starting Saturday January 12th at 10am – $70
MONDAYS January 7th- March 11th with Taylor
Join us for a 8 week series – Allow your body and mind to be guided through an evening of calm, supported relaxation. This class is a great opportunity to reduce stress, lower levels of anxiety, slow down and feel a balanced state of mind.
Restorative Yoga is a gentle, quiet practice which invites the body and mind into a complete state of ease. This class uses fewer poses held for 5-10 minutes each, to deeply release physical tension & provide whole body renewal. We will be fully supported by props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps). The props are used to help us fully relax and release. There is no muscular contraction required – we are resting ourselves into a state of health. The duration of time held in the poses allows the healing effects to reach all our nerves and organs – rejuvenating the respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems.
In this series, we will use vibrational sound from Tibetan Singing Bowls to guide us deeper into relaxation. The sound from the bowls helps to move our brain towards the Theta brain wave – inducing deep meditative and peaceful states and clarity of mind. These healing vibrations help to harmonize our cells and send us into a delicious state of bliss!
We will explore tidbits of the physiological & neurological benefits, as well as the energetic effects of this style of practice. Grounding techniques, mindful stories and yogic philosophy will be sprinkled throughout class. All YOU need to do is relax. That’s it. R-e-l-a-x 🙂
This class fills quickly! Limited spaces available. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TUESDAYS January 8th – March 12th with Taylor
Join us for a 8 week series – Connect with yourself, and explore what it feels like to be in your body. This class is a great opportunity to slow down, notice sensations and use those as a gateway to become more aware of your body. We will discover what it feels like to create space in the body through stretching, as we pay attention to all our body’s signals.
This class will be a blend of Yin Yoga and mindful stretching. Yin Yoga is a slow, deep practice where we hold forms in stillness for a duration of time. We target both the connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. Most forms are either seated or laying down. You get to choose how deep you want to go in the form. You get to choose how subtle, or how pronounced the sensations will be. The choice is yours to feel.
There will be no physical assists / adjustments made in this class.
We will explore relaxation through grounding techniques, breath awareness and mindful meditations. Physiological and neurological benefits will be sprinkled throughout class.
This class will comprise of a 45min intermediate vinyasa flow element to root you into your body followed by a deeply nourishing 25min meditation. Through the asana we will prepare and open the body to sit for a guided meditation exploring a variety of themes and practices to soothe the nervous system and support your well being. Some yoga experience recommended for this moderate to intermediate practice.
Restore Your Core: A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Group Exercise Class Tuesdays
January 15th – February 19th
A pelvic health physiotherapy assessment + 6 week pelvic health exercise class designed to help support new mamas to get re-acquainted with their postpartums selves! This class is appropriate for mothers of all ages and stages!
I am offering a small group class designed to help women safely return to exercise after pregnancy and childbirth. It starts with an individual pelvic health physio consult so that if you have a diagnosed condition such as diastasis rectus abdominus, pelvic organ prolapse, or urinary incontinence, we can accommodate your individual needs in a group setting.
This class is unique because its not just a group exercise, personal training or yoga class and its not an individual physiotherapy session, but somewhere in between. Learn the capacities you need to take better care of your whole self during this period of life transitions.
This is a pre-registered series of 6 weekly classes held at Cumberland Physio and Yoga. Tuesday mornings from 10:30am-11:45am OR Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:15pm class (provided minimum enrolment is met) starting January 15th – February 19th. The total cost for the program is $200.
Initial consult’s will be booked prior to 1st group class (I will call you to book an appointment after you have signed up for the class). This class is run by Lindsay Ishoy, a registered physiotherapist who has specific training and experience in pelvic floor women’s health physiotherapy and yoga therapy. We can provide receipts that can be submitted to health benefit plans for reimbursement if you have physiotherapy coverage.
The classes will be 75 minutes in length. We will meet up within the week before classes to do a one on one pelvic health physiotherapy assessment. The first class will include education and the beginnings steps of breath, pelvic floor and core work. We will progress through yoga based breath and functional exercises in different positions to improve the strength and co-ordination of all the muscles associated with your core. Each exercise will have different variations to make sure everyone is challenged while moving and breathing well. Everyone will be sent off with a set of challenging home program to continue on their own.
Please click here to register or be on the waitlist or for more information.