FALL SESSION - Monday, January 5 - Friday, February 27 2015 - 8 weeks
All Classes in Our Beautiful Studio in Dundas
|Monday||9:30-11:00am||Hatha 1||Alex||$130.51 (no class Feb. 16)|
|Monday||6:00 - 7:30pm||All Levels||Wendy||$130.51 (no class Feb. 16)|
|Tuesday||6:00 - 7:30pm||Level 2/3||Wendy||$149.16|
|Wednesday||6:30 - 8:00pm||All Levels||Wendy||$130.51 (no class Jan. 21)|
|Thursday||9:30 - 11:00am||All Levels||Wendy||$111.87 (returning students) no class Jan. 22|
|Thursday||6:00 - 7:15pm||Yoga for Men||Wendy||$130.51 (no class Jan. 22)|
|Thursday||7:45 - 9:00pm||Belly Dancing||Jori Morrison||$130.51 (no class Jan. 22)|
|Friday||9:30 - 11:00am||Hatha 1||Alex||$149.16|
Wendy's Hatha Yoga Classes
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. Wendy's advanced classes are similarly structured to her all levels classes, but includes longer holds and more inversions and hand balancings.
Alyssa's Yoga for Life Direction Classes
Alyssa’s yoga class is a guided exploration of self. Yoga poses are explored from the inside out with an emphasis on moving as an expression of breath. Her hands-on approach gives gentle cues and adjustments to help students feel themselves in space. Students learn to guide themselves home by setting personal intentions in a supportive atmosphere of live music and chanting.
Alyssa Cohen teaches an eclectic mix of all levels of Hatha yoga that weaves her Kripalu training with elements from Anusara, Donna Farhi and Iyengar yoga. She creates custom classes for each student within a small group by drawing on eighteen years of teaching experience and training as a Homeopath and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist.
Alex's Gentle 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.
Yoga For Men with Wendy
Designed exclusively for men (beginning to moderate), this four-week course presents techniques for breathing, alignment, mental focus, and relaxation. Yoga opens up typically tight areas for men - the back, hips and hamstrings. It strengthens the legs, arms, and abdominal muscles, promoting energy, balance, stamina and calmness.
Belly Dancing with Jori
Belly dancing is a fun and healthy way to exercise. It can be a creative outlet that conditions and tones, and allows a women to tune into the natural movements of her body. It can refresh, relax and exhilarate. Belly dancing is good for balance, poise and self image and a great stress reliever. So why wait? Come join this centuries old dance! Eat lightly and drink less before class. Yoga outfits are perfect: Tops - the tighter the better in the torso and cropped or hip length. Bottoms - preferably slim but loose is fine too. Knee or ankle length and low rise. Wear cotton ankle socks, dance footsies or bare feet. Hip scarves will be provided. The class will run from Nov. 6 to 27 from 7:45 - 9:00 pm. Price is $74.58 for four weeks, HST included.
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.
Alyssa Cohen is a yoga teacher and therapist, a kirtan leader, a homeopath and a mother of three. She has been traveling the path of self-inquiry and spiritual growth since the early 1990s when she healed from a debilitating chronic illness. Teaching from her life experience, she inspires people to delve deeply into themselves and move forward with grace.
“I teach a hybrid style of yoga that draws on 18 years of experience with many different teachers. My classes remain true to my heart-centered kripalu roots with the added layers of Iyengar-influenced alignment and breath movement patterns from studies with Donna Farhi. I have a hands-on approach, giving gentle cues and adjustments to help students feel themselves in space. All classes are small groups, with space for each student to feel what is needed moment-by-moment and work at his/her own level of challenge.”
Alyssa plays harmonium and enhances yoga classes with her live mantra music. Students of all levels are welcome.
When Middle Eastern dance came into Jori's life in 2006 she knew she had discovered the way to truly express her soul. Denise Mireau, former lead dancer with the critically acclaimed Arabesque Dance Company and owner/directer of The Studio for Movement in Toronto, was her teacher from 2006 to 2012. Jori also attended a week long Tribal Fusion intensive by Mira Betz and three International Bellydance Conferences. In total, Jori has attended over 50 workshops taught by world reknowned dance masters of Middle-Eastern Dance and tribal Fusion. Currently Jori practices Lyengar Yoga, attends Monica Promney's Bellydance classes at the Art of Yoga and workshops at The Arabesque Academy of Middle-Eastern Dance in Toronto.