It’s September and we’re back in full swing! Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming for fall. To view upcoming classes, please see the full schedule on our website. Office hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The studio is also open before and after regularly scheduled classes.
SUMMER ASANA CHALLENGE
We’ve had lots of great entries for this year’s Summer Asana Challenge and they’re all hanging in the studio, waiting to be voted on! You’ll receive a ballot for each class you attend in September. The 12-class pass winner will be announced in October!
KID YOGA Designed to promote healthy bodies and minds through physical, cognitive and creative practices, we’ll explore mindfulness, yoga postures, breathing, games and relaxation. Our goal is to build awareness, confidence and healthy bodies, as well as to give kids the tools they need to better cope with life stresses. Starting Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m. for 5-8 years, 4:15 p.m. for 9-15 years.
YOGA FOR HEALTHY AGEING This 6-week introductory series is for those of us who are 50+. We’ll address concerns related to strength, flexibility, balance, agility, and stress management with a safe & accessible program of yoga poses, breathing practices and introductory meditation. Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. starting September 26. $65 for 6 classes.
WELCOMING Linda Kusleika and her IYENGAR YOGA classes to Wednesday nights. Linda has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. She explored Hatha, Bikram, and Kundalini before landing at Iyengar Yoga. She is a certified Iyengar Level I/II teacher. Linda is passionate about wellness. Her business, the Well Being, specializes in body therapies, Chinese 5-element theory, and other forms of healing. She is most interested in yoga’s ability to prevent (the pains yet to come) and the ability of yoga to support healing. When she is not teaching yoga, she is teaching school, working in her garden, or hiking, biking, or skiing in the great outdoors of the Bulkley Valley. Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45. Please contact Linda to register, 250-847-8817.
HOT YOGA Thursday’s Level 1 class is a physical and dynamic practice suitable to those newer to Hot Yoga or those who would like a slower paced flow. A balanced practice of stretch, strength, breath & mindfulness with more time given to breaking down the postures and alignment. Tuesday’s Level 2 is a physical and dynamic class geared towards those with some yoga experience or those wanting more of a challenging practice. A balanced practice of stretch, strength, breath & mindfulness with options to work towards more advanced postures. All classes still remain OPEN LEVEL and anyone is welcome to join any class, although they may not be suitable for beginners who are pregnant or injured. Tuesdays 5:30 pm (Level 2), Thursdays 5:30 pm (Level 1), Saturdays 10 am (open level).
WARM YIN Yin is both a gentle and encompassing yoga practice that is designed to literally open the body, peeling away layers of tension, stress and injury that reside within. A gentle approach is used to stretch the body, using longer holds to get beyond the muscle tissue into the connective tissue, the fascia of the body. All poses are seated or reclined. The slower nature of this practice is often described as a “moving meditation”. A great compliment to your regular practice. Suitable for all levels. Tuesdays, 7 pm.
PRE-NATAL YOGA Discover a nurturing yoga practice that will carry you through the stages of pregnancy and labour. This is a pre-registered class that runs in six week sessions. New series starting Sept. 22! View schedule to book.
JUST DANCE IS BACK!
Just Dance is a safe space where people from all walks of life are invited to come together, take off their socks, shed their inhibitions, and move with the music. 8-10 pm Fridays throughout September and October. Entry by donation. For more information contact Sandra Cooper or Sam Piuze.
Core Strength and Body Balance: A Rehabilitative Pilates Mini Series. SERIES FULL! EMAIL HANNAH TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. This therapeutic series will escalate your muscular balance, strength and movement control around the core, hips and shoulders. It takes a deep look at minimizing pain in the body, especially around the low back, neck, shoulders, upper back, hips and knees. Email instructor Hannah Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to register. Six-week beginner class starting Monday, Sept. 26 and eight-week beginner/intermediate class starting Wednesday, Oct. 1. 7:15-8:15 pm.
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN An invigorating, alignment-based Hatha class that will help cleanse your system and calm your mind. Suitable for active beginners through to intermediate students. Mondays 5:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:30 pm in Smithers. Thursdays 7:15 pm in Telkwa.
ManYoga is gentle basic yoga with a focus on easing stiff muscles, enhancing flexibility and relaxation. Tuesdays 10 am in Telkwa.
MORNING SELF-PRACTICE: Full Circle offers drop-in self-practice from 9 – 10 a.m. on Fridays. There is no instruction, but an instructor is on hand to answer any questions. This is a great opportunity to develop your home practice. Suggested donation $2 (toward our scholarship program).
Come in to our Smithers studio for our RADIANT HEALTH SAUNA. Today most of us don’t sweat actively each day, but medical studies show deep sweating has huge health benefits…. This new generation of Infrared Saunas helps to rid the body of toxins and heavy metals, ease arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and other chromic pain conditions, and is an aid for weight loss, burning 600 calories and 30 minutes. In it you can relax, sweat away your stresses at lower, more comfortable temperatures than conventional saunas, and glow, there are excellent results with acne, eczema, psoriases and cellulite. Book an appointment today at http://www.wayclinic.com.