Recommended for women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters with approval from a health care provider. Beginner friendly, all fitness levels welcome and no previous yoga experience necessary.This series will include:
-information/discussion on anatomy, wellness and nutrition*
-developing mindfulness and greater mind/body awareness
-therapeutic applications to relieve common pregnancy discomforts (low back, hips, neck, sciatica, acid reflux, swelling, etc..) by using specific yoga postures and stretches
-an understanding of the Pelvic Floor muscles and Transverse Abdominis (deep core muscles) and incorporating exercises to train and tone these areas to support your body in pregnancy and in postpartum prevention.
-stress reduction and deep relaxation using guided meditation and yogic breathing techniques
-creating Sankalpa (a yoga word for setting an intention of the heart) for birth and motherhood
-preparation of your body, mind and emotions for birth and motherhood by tuning you into your own innate birthing wisdom and intuition
-addressing emotions and fears surrounding birth and helping you to build confidence and trust using affirmation
-building heartfelt connections and relationships with your unborn baby and moms-to-be in your community
-implementing body positivity, selflove and selfcare practices.
Dates: April 5th- May 10th
Investment: 6 Classes for $105
This one hour class is designed for those with MS who are either independently mobile or who require the use of a wheelchair. The aim of the class is to improve core strength, balance and posture through both seated and standing poses. Participants may choose to do poses on a mat, seated on a chair or a combination of both. Gentle stretching, seated twists and moving joints through safe range of motion aim to keep the body limber and maintain functional abilities. A focus on expanding and calming breath encourages participants to maintain good body alignment as they move through the yoga poses. There is a guided full body relaxation at the end of each class.
Instructor: Mari Newell (Mari is an RN with experience working with people with MS)
Please complete registration form here as it includes emergency contact information and our waiver. Or call the MS Society at 1-800-268-7582 and a staff person can sign you up.
Fee: The MS Society is pleased to partner with Mari Newell and Yoga B Studio to offer these sessions. There will be a small fee for participants to cover costs ($60 for 12 classes).
Dates: April 10 – June 26, Wednesdays 1230-130pm
Additional details: All props are provided by the studio. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.
For more information, contact Gail at 604-846-8284
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
Kundalini Yoga is known to be the Yoga of Awareness and is systematically designed to expedite a deeper connection with your true self. Through this experiential practice, we exercise and awaken our potential by uniting the mental, physical and nervous energies – providing you with a new understanding and resonant relationship with yourself.
Kundalini Yoga consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, meditation and postures to cultivate and raise prana in the body; balance the glandular system; strengthen the nervous system; expand lung capacity; and awakens your creative potential. Kundalini Yoga has the capacity to bring balance to the entire mind / body system and beyond.
When our systems are aligned, we naturally merge with our magnificence and embody radiance – a projection of the light that already resides within. We become magnetic and experience an exceptionally attractive quality of life – one we are all born to live.
Whether you are a beginner or well-seasoned practitioner, join Jade as she guides you through the teachings of Kundalini Yoga through a mind / body experience that will have you reconnecting with your radiant true self..
During this workshop you will explore:
The fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga
The teachings of the Ten Bodies
The benefits of using mantra and mudra
An experiential practice through dynamic movement and meditation
Vibrational sound healing and deep relaxation
Early Bird: $25 until April 5
Regular Price: $35
All levels welcome!
What to bring:
Notebook and Pen
**We will be moving so please do not eat a large meal before. A light snack is OK**