Classes & Events
Tuesday Nights - 'Beginner Mindset' Flow
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”
-- Shunryu Suzuki in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Beginner Mindset is a concept from Zen Buddhism called Shoshin: “having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.” There’s significant value of approaching problems as a novice, even if you already know a lot about them. You are more willing to experiment, to ask ‘why’ and question the status quo.
On Tuesday evenings, join me in this accessible flow. Within the class, using Beginner Mindset we well be:
- Meeting each participant where they are at that day. This includes playing with varying ideas to achieve the intent of the flow
- Connect breath and movement
- Develop awareness of key muscles and deeper knowledge of personal anatomical structures
- Healthy movement including joints.
This class is ideal for folks new to yoga, folks in larger bodies, folks in older bodies. These classes are to help develop your connection with your body, mind, breath and heart.
Week 1 - Introduction to yoga; meditation, asana/flow, breath, introduction to Ahisma
Week 2 - Flow plus adding on more new movement; meditation, breath, introduction to Satya
Week 3 - Playtime! Creativity time with what we've already explored as movement/asana. Continue exploring meditation and breath. Introduction to Asteya
Week 4 - Flow plus adding on more new movement; meditation, breath, introduction to Brahmacharya
Week 5 - Playtime Part 2! Creativity time with what we've already explored as movement/asana. Continue exploring meditation and breath. Introduction to Aparigraha
Week 6 - Putting it all together. Meditation, Breath and Asana.
Classes begin March 30th for six weeks (ending May 4th) from 8pm-9pm EST. Sign up for the series, a virtual punch card or drop-in below. Zoom link will be provided 30 mins prior to class each week.
Sunday Mornings - Movement Explorers!
Each Sunday, grab your beverage of choice along with your props and bring your childlike curiosity and spend an hour together focusing on one specific movement/pose/intent. During this time, we'll play and explore progressing our way to culmination of the intent. Along the way, we'll work through supporting muscles, joints and even our mind to learn more about ourselves and how amazing our body really is. Suggested prop list will be included in email with zoom link.
April 4th- Hip Hinge
April 11th - Pull & Push Movements
April 18th - Working our Trunk
April 25th - Lower Body
May 2nd - Upper Body
May 7th - Arm Balance - Flying Splits!
This class, like Tuesdays, is ideal for folks new to yoga, folks in larger bodies, folks in older bodies. These classes are to help develop your connection with your body, mind, breath and heart.
Classes begin April 4th for six weeks (ending May 7th) from 11:00am-12:00pm EST. Sign up for the series, a virtual punch card or drop-in below. Zoom link will be provided 30 mins prior to class each week and will include props to have on hand.
Monthly Friday Restorative Class - FREE
Self-care is critical for your mental and physical well being. Monthly, join mefor an hour of time just for you. Each class will focus on rest, ease and acceptance with gentle movement and meditation.
To Be Determined
Suggested props: 2 large pillows/bolsters/couch cushions, 2 small pillows, 2 blocks/large books, 1 strap/scarf/belt; 2 blankets/towels.
Sign up for the restoration classes below. Zoom link and additional information will be provided 30 mins prior to class.
Personal Mobility/Resiliency Programs
I feel movement is personal and should really meet you where you are. I also strongly believe all bodies deserve to move with ease and develop/grow towards mobility, resiliency and longevity of movement. Classes are great to get some generalized movement definitely! However, with my core beliefs, this means movement is specific to each individual, meeting them where they are to grow how they perceive and need to-- allowing a mind/body connection. This program is to help you discover more about yourself while extending longevity of movement for you while working on your mobility.
This program can be pieced together however you'd like. I offer sliding scale for the personalized programs and privates as well, like all offerings, 20% of all monies collected are donated to Water First. To sign-up, scroll down to the Class Registration section.
How does this Personalized Programwork?
1 - One-on-One Valuation
After completing the below intake form, you and I will meet over Zoom for 30-60 minutes discussing together where you are and the particular aspects you'd like to see in your personalized mobility/resiliency program. In this time, we'll play together with some movements and by the end of the time together, you'll be provided a printable personalized program and video of our meeting. In this program, we'll talk through an ideal cadence as well as duration of the practice. If you only have 10 mins a few days a week, we'll make the program to meet you there. During this time, we'll ensure that there are no questions to the movements; again we'll play together through the practice to ensure it makes sense and is truly accessible to you.
Once completed, you can practice on your own and reach out when you're ready to change it up. Additionally, you can sign up for private practices (see below) allowing for some additional work and modifications to your practice as it is ready.
2 - One-on-One Practices
With your program in hand, you can also have follow-up One-on-One Practices. During these 60 minute sessions, we'll work through your defined practice AND do some additional creative movement time to enhance your practice. These can be setup as often as you like. If done regularly, adjustments can be made to your personalized plan to ensure you are continuing to build your resiliency.
Remember, 20% of the purchase will be collected and donated to Water First. For example, if you purchased a session for $40, $8 will be donated.
All class prices are in Canadian Dollars
'Beginner Mindset' Flow (Weekly Tuesday Nights; 6 weeks)
Buy the series, get one class free!
Movement Breakdown Workshops (Weekly Sunday Mornings; 6 weeks)
Buy the series, get one class free!
Expanse Class Pass
If you're just not sure which to choose, try a class pass. This can be used on either the Tuesday or Sunday classes. Sold in increments of 6 to allow you to take both classes over half the session, one class for the full session, or both classes for the entire session. Your call! Details on how to use your class pass will be provided when purchased.
Purchase 6-class pass, receive one class free OR 12-class pass, receive 2 classes free!
Restoration Class Signup (MonthlyFriday Nights)
Please complete the following Intake Form with registration for Personalized Program:
Add-Ons to the Initial Personalized Practice. These can be purchased once the initial practice work has been established.
Please use the 'Green Bottle' image to assist you in which rate to choose.
Bottle 1 = Supporter Rate, Bottle 2 = Standard Rate and Bottle 3 = Community Rate. Know that paying the support rate supports the community, allowing those who need it the ability to engage in movement, breath and meditation. Thank you!
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