WINTER/SPRING SESSION - Monday, April 21 - Wednesday, June 18 2014 - 8 (and a half) weeks
All Classes in Our Beautiful Studio in Dundas
|Monday||9:30-11:00am||Hatha 1||Alex||$149.16 (no class May 19)|
|Monday||6:00 - 7:30pm||All Levels||Wendy||$149.16 (no class May 19)|
|Tuesday||6:00 - 7:30pm||Level 2/3||Wendy||$167.80|
|Wednesday||6:30 - 8:00pm||All Levels||Wendy||$149.16 (returning) /167.80 (new)|
|Thursday||9:30 - 11am||All Levels||Wendy||$149.16 (no class June 19)|
|Friday||9:30 - 11am||Hatha 1||Alex||$149.16 (no class June 20)|
Yin Yoga is gentle meditative approach to yoga postures (asana), with a physical focus on the deep tissues of the body such as the connective tissue and fascia. While most common practices of yoga focus on the more superficial tissues (yang) such as the muscles and joints, yin yoga is designed to access the deeper structures primarily of the hips, sacrum and spine. As one ages, flexibility in the joints decrease and often cause aches, pains and limited range of motion. Yin yoga is a wonderful and gentle way to maintain flexibility, decrease pain, and promote body awareness. No previous experience is necessary and it is also an excellent compliment to any Yang yoga style practice bringing full yin/yang balance.
Hatha Yoga Classes - All Levels
Wendy's yoga classes are inspired by her interest in Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar yoga focuses on alignment and precision in the poses. BKS Iyengar believes that the body is the doorway into the soul. Through absolute attention to the small actions in the body, one's mind is more easily cleared and the student becomes very present. These classes move through the full range of asanas, alternating between classes with a focus on standing postures, backbends, twists and forward bends. Inversions are often included. While classes are very active, they are also suitable for beginners willing to challenge themselves because the Iyengar method is very instructive on teaching proper alignment in all the asanas and presenting variations of poses that every body type can achieve.
Hatha - Level 2/3
These classes are similarly structured to the All-Levels classes, but includes longer holds and more inversions and hand balancings.
Gentle & Beginner Hatha Classes
These classes, taught by Alex, are slow paced and deeply relaxing. The postures range from simple to complex, with full permission to do less. The emphasis is on breath and body awareness. We learn to listen to our body in a new way, honour its limitations and learn from it. Even though the approach is gentle, we will stretch and strengthen, and work toward improved flexibility and balance, mental clarity and emotional state of peace.
These classes are recommended for students interested in developing a home practice or for those with health challenges such as back pain, sports injury, chronic fatigue or headaches.
Our Gifted Teachers
Wendy Schneider, BA, BEd, RYT
Wendy Schneider has practiced yoga since the early 1990s. In 2003 she received her 500-hour teacher certification from the Yoga Centre of Burlington . She has also completed 20 hours of teacher training with Francois Raoult of Open Sky Yoga in Rochester, 20 hours of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Lasater and over 200 hours of training in Anusara Yoga. Wendy's teaching is inspired by her teachers, Nesta Falladown and Francois Raoult, and the many senior Anusara certified teachers with whom she has studied. Her teaching comes from her heart and is guided by a fierce commitment to her students and a core belief in yoga as a life-changing practice.
Alex Bovkis was certified as a Classical Yoga Teacher in the summer of 2004. Since then she has taken advanced teachers training and is now qualified as an E-RYT 500, which translates as Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. This high level of qualification is required in order to train yoga teachers.Having close to a thousand training hours and over 2000 teaching hours behind her, she continues to explore this incredible path of yoga further. She is currently studying with several different teachers from different yoga styles and trains in encompassing both the breadth and the depth of yoga.
Andi D. has been teaching yoga since 1997. She is certified in Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga. She is also a Registered Massage Therapist and Intuitive Healer. She is passionate about her service as a teacher, guide and spiritual practitioner. She offers clear instruction with experienced hands-on adjustments and encouragement. She has recently moved to Hamilton and is very excited to share her skills and knowledge with you.