* please note the following additions & changes to our regular drop in schedule
- Chair Yoga & Massage Tuesdays starting March 24 @ 11 - 12:30pm
- Whole Body Tune-Up with Somatics Thursdays @ 6:15 - 7:15pm
SPECIAL EVENTS & REGISTERED COURSES
C H A I R YOGA & Massage
with Rachel Dunphy
A full body workout including both seated and standing yoga poses,
breathing exercises, deep relaxation as well as massage during resting poses (optional)
This class will appeal to seniors, desk-workers, those with difficulty getting up
or down on the floor or with stability challenges.
Modifications & options for all exercises will be offered.
Suitable for beginners & beyond
6 week registered program (for best results)
Tuesdays March 24 - April 28, 2015 @ 11:00am—12:30pm
Cost: $78 + gst = $81.90
DROP IN or use your Breathing Space pass
INSTRUCTOR Rachel Dunphy
Rachel is a certified yoga instructor & massage therapist
who brings a compassionate and joyful spirit to her practice.
Her heartfelt presence & gentle hands-on massage techniques
help to relieve pain, calm the nervous system & assist in healing body and mind.
The synergistic effects of both massage and yoga
go far beyond the benefits of either technique alone:
her unique talents are guaranteed to ease aches and pains!
WHOLE BODY TUNE-UP with Somatic exercises
THURSDAYS @ 6:15 - 7:15pm
Somatic exercises have proven so effective & popular with our Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays @ 10:30am that we are now offering an evening class
Somatic exercises are simple and performed slowly and mindfully with the breath.
These classes teach you techniques to achieve and maintain muscular balance in your body.
Each class will cover a series of exercises which, with practice, can be done in 10 - 15 minutes to keep the muscles of the torso balanced, flexible and strong. We will also address the shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle and legs. With awareness, your areas of weakness or imbalance will become apparent to you so you can do what needs to be done to feel and function better!
This practice is beneficial for everybody, from high level athletes to those in chronic pain and recovering from injury and everybody in between. This neuro-muscular training series will undo imbalances due to postural habits (sitting, cycling, golfing, etc) injuries (over-use of one part of the body to accommodate the injured part) while building strength in muscles and improved range of motion in joints. These simple exercises are also excellent to support treatments such as chiropractic, massage, acupuncture etc.
Drop in! No previous experience or minimum level of fitness needed
WELCOME to Sharon Daly
We are very pleased to announce that Sharon has now joined our regular teaching team!
Sharon is a certified yoga teacher & yoga therapist
who has been teaching yoga classes since 2001.
She brings a wealth of experience along with light-heartedness to her teaching and
encourages open communication with students to best serve their needs.
Her accessible and practical yoga classes integrate yoga wisdom, movement principles and embodied awareness to promote a sense of wholeness.
Yoga Flow: 'More Power, Less Striving'
Tuesdays @ 6:15 - 7:30pm & Fridays @ 5:30 - 6:30pm
Restorative Yoga & DEEP Rest Tuesdays @ 7:45 - 9:00pm.
Saturday April 11 @ 2 - 6pm*
* this workshop is almost full: sign up today to avoid disappointment
“One man’s food is another man’s poison”
Ayurveda, a traditional holistic, natural healing science of health from India,
has been practiced for over 5,000 years
and teaches us how to live a healthy, balanced life and emphasizes diet
as the most essential part of a healthy life.
Learn in a most fun, interactive and informative way the
fundamentals of Healthy Cooking – the Ayurvedic way!
Ayurveda is the Indian Healing practice that details food choices and
preparation that is right for different body types.
You will learn about the principles necessary to prepare wholesome,
nutrient dense, balanced meals that do not compromise the taste buds!
The exotic spices and herbs used in Ayurveda not only bring out flavors in your food
but they also provide exceptional health and healing benefits to your body.
The hands-on aromatic cooking experience are something
that will imprint flavor in your memory – forever!
This intensive course is designed to give the student a sound understanding
of the Ayurvedic nutrition and food combinations that empower health and digestion.
Students will learn how to plan well-balanced, nutritious vegetarian meals made from grains,
beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, dairy products, fat, spices and herbs, based on Ayurvedic principles.
This course is open to everyone interested in good food for good health.
· Introduction to the basic principles of Ayurveda
· Determine your own body type with tridosha theory
· Introduction to Dincharya (daily schedule)
· Learn to eat for your body type,
· Discovering the “6 tastes”
· A balanced diet according to Ayurveda
· The twelve Ayurvedic food groups
· Food combinations using Ayurvedic principles
· Proper preparation of vegetarian proteins for the maintenance of essential protein in diet
· Use of Ayurvedic herbs and spices to enhance the digestive process
Planning well balanced, nutritious meals
Pre-Registered Cooking workshop on Saturday April 11, 2015 @ 2pm to 6pm
- Menu will cover recipes for all body types: Total 5 dishes
-Recipes to be cooked with therapeutic herbs and spices
- Proper food combinations used to enhance the digestion, assimilation of nutrients
and elimination of waste.
-Ayurvedic Cooking and food combination for food allergies.
This is a great way to socialize and learn about food, health and cooking.
The workshop will be like a festival of color, aroma, taste and touch;
participants will taste all the food preparations.
“There can be no better pharmacy than your own Kitchen”
Workshop fee: $65 for 4 hrs of cooking class + food + Tea+ good company!
Location: Shady Creek United Church Saanichton
register asap! number of spaces available is limited