Yoga

YOGA FOR JOINT HEALTH
(55 years & over)
This series of gentle postures focuses on bringing mobility to the joints. This class moves slowly, giving time to explore and modify as we go. The ‘joint releasing series’ can be used alone as a gentle practice or as a warm up for other activities. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#45179 Tuesdays, January 2 - March 27, 10:15 - 11:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $130/13
#45176 Thursdays, January 4 - March 29, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $156/13

MOM & BABY YOGA
This class provides an opportunity to bond with your baby as you regain strength, flexibility and balance while connecting with other moms and sharing your experience. Open to babies six weeks until mobile.
Instructor: Akiko Shima
#45190 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 21, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Lewis Salish Building, $99/11

YOGA HIIT
This new style of HIIT class will keep you sweaty and stretchy for your lunch hour workout, combining high intensity intervals as we work through yoga flows. It’s the perfect balance to start your weekend off just right!
Instructor: Wendie Matte
#44805 Fridays, January 12 - March 23, 12:10 - 12:45 pm, Lewis Activity Room, $49.50/11, $5/Drop-in

MEDITATION AND YOGA
A Gentle Yoga practice will warm up our bodies and shift away some of the busyness of the mind. Then we will practice 20-25 minutes of Silent Seated Meditation. Some meditation experience beneficial.
Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#45168 Thursdays, February 15 - March 29, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $84/7

INTRO TO MEDITATION (WITH YOGA)
Each class begins with a short Gentle Yoga practice to prepare body and mind for sitting. We will briefly discuss the week’s meditation and then try it out. Discover a new technique each week and learn how to choose a practice that fits your personality. Gather helpful tools for taking meditation home with you. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#45169 Thursdays, January 4 - February 8, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $72/6

YOGA FOR GUYS
If you’ve done some yoga in the past, and understand the basics of breathing, as well as what it feels like to be aligned in a pose, this class is for you. Enjoy some stress relief, and an increase in flexibility.  Challenge yourself a little or a lot with the suggested variations given. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#45172 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 21, 5:00 - 6:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $110/11

FUNCTIONAL YOGA
In this class we will learn how asanas can help you in everyday life by stretching naturally tight areas of the body and target weaker muscles with low impact muscle contractions. Each class will help build a stronger foundation to take with you on and off the mat. Instructor: Wendie Matte
#44882 Tuesdays, January 9 - March 21, 10:45 - 11:45 am, Lewis Craft Room A, $99/11, $6.50/ Drop-in

YIN YANG FUSION: THE DRAGON FLOW
‘Yin Yang Fusion: The Dragon Flow’ is a blend of Indian yoga and Daoist practices. This practice starts up in yang cycles & stages, flowing energy and generating heat. Then the practice slows into a yin mode where postures are held in stillness for a few breaths. This yin segment focuses more on building muscular strength and endurance. Then just before the finale of shavasana we linger into a few yin poses to help refocus and find calm.
Instructor: Wendy Davies
#45197 Wednesday January 31, #45198 Wednesday February 28, #45199 Wednesday March 28,
5:30 - 6:45 pm, Lewis Craft Room A, $10

GOOD MORNING YOGA
Leaving the class feeling energized yet calm and relaxing. Building body and mind awareness through yoga posture, breathing practice and mediation. Require previous yoga experience.
Instructor: Akiko Shima
#44885 Fridays, January 12 - March 23, 9:15 - 10:45 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $132/11

THERAPEUTIC YOGA
A combination of mindful joint movements, somatics, restorative poses and breathing practice will develop greater awareness of specific parts of your body, find relief from pain & understand fully how your body works. Suitable for beginners through advanced practitioners. No class Family Day. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#45174 Mondays, January 8 - March 19, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Native Sons Lower Level, $100/10
#45175 Fridays, January 12 - March 23, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $110/11

RESTORATIVE YOGA
Explore gentle and supported postures that ease tension, free joints and balance body and mind. This class is not only limited to those recovering from injury, illness or who have limited range of motion. All levels welcome and those preferring a slow practice. Instructor: Helen Pattinson
#45173 Thursdays, January 18 - March 22, 5:15 - 6:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/10

HATHA LEVEL 1
This class will introduce you to the basics of yoga postures and breathing practices. It differs from a Gentle Yoga class in that it assumes that you have a fundamental level of fitness, as well as little or no back pain. This class will help you develop strength and balance as well as flexibility, while giving you tools for stress reduction. No class Family Day. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#44850 Mondays, January 8 - March 19, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $90/10

HATHA LEVEL 2
If you’ve been taking classes for at least a year, and/or practicing on your own, consider joining this class. You’ll need to be aware of your breath, and familiar with basic principles of alignment. You feel strong and balanced in standing poses, comfortable in Downward Dog, and you’re ready to take your practice to the next level. No class Family Day. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#44851 Mondays, January 8 - March 19, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/10

YIN & YANG YOGA
Link fitness moves with traditional yoga postures in a flowing format to increase your overall strength, tone, and conditioning. This class will improve the health and performance of athletes or individuals interested in increasing their level of fitness. Instructor: Wendie Matte
#44888 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 14, 6:45 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Activity Room, $60/10, $6.50/Drop-in

PRENATAL YOGA
This yoga practice helps you adjust, strengthen and relax your body. It’s a great way to develop connection to your body while preparing for childbirth. Come and meet other expectant moms. All levels are welcome.
Instructor: Akiko Shima
#45170 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 21, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Salish Building, $110/11

GENTLE YOGA
Slowly and gently getting into posture and breathing practice helps enhance the range of motion. Suitable for beginners and those who prefer a gentle practice. No class Family Day. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#44884 Mondays, January 8 - March 19, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Native Sons Lower Level, $100/10
#44883 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 21, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Lewis Salish Building, $110/11

55+ GENTLE YOGA
(55 years & over)
A blend of styles that includes mostly low to the ground poses with a bit of standing. A calming practice with stretching and easy strengthening poses. Suitable for those that are slow in getting up and down from the floor or have limited mobility. No class Family Day. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#44852 Mondays, January 8 - March 26, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Filberg Rotary Hall, $99/11

CHAIR YOGA
(55 years & over)
Developed for those who do not feel comfortable on the floor. Focus is on breathing, body awareness, relaxation, stretching and gentle postures. We finish with a meditation to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.
Instructor: Catherine Reid
#44849 Tuesdays, January 9 - March 13, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $90/10

55+ HATHA YOGA
(55 years & over)

Gain improved flexibility, balance, strength, posture and a sense of well being. These mixed level classes will incorporate basic poses with options for increased challenge. No class Family Day.
Instructor:
Sheron Jutila
#45195 Mondays, January 8 - March 26, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Filberg Rotary Hall
Fridays, January 12 - March 23, #45192 10:00 - 11:30 am, #45191 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Native Sons Lower Level, $132/11

VINYASA YOGA
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic practice in which postures are linked with breath to cleanse and strengthen the body, focus the mind and deepen your inner awareness. Mixed level classes offer appropriate options for the beginner as well as challenges for the long time student. A feel good workout for the body, mind and spirit.
Instructor: Wendy Matte
#45298 Mondays, January 15 - March 19, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Lewi Craft Room A, $54/9, $6.50/Drop-in

PLUS YOGA
Curious about Yoga, but wondering if you could manage it, in a round body? Try it out in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. We’ll be in chairs, or standing - no need to get up and down from the floor.
Instructor: Catherine Reid
#45171 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $99/11

YIN YOGA
Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative and slow moving practice. It uses long held, (sometimes prop supported) passive poses to release connective tissue and deeply held parts of the body and mind. This class includes mostly ‘low to the ground poses’ (seated, lying on back or belly). Instructor: Wendy Davies
#44887 Tuesdays, January 9 - March 13, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $100/10
Instructor: Helen Pattinson
#44886 Wednesdays, January 17 - March 21, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/10