Yoga

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 February 18.
Instructor: Akiko Shima
#47508 Mondays, January 21 - March 18, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Native Sons Lower Level, $80/8
#47509 Wednesdays, January 16 - March 20, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Lewis Salish Building, $100/10

INTRO TO MEDITATION (WITH YOGA)
(Adults of all ages & 55+)
Strengthen your brain, cultivate peace of mind, increase resilience, decrease stress, improve your sleep and more with Mindful Meditation (and Gentle Yoga). Learn how to choose a practice that fits your personality and gather helpful tools for taking meditation home with you. All levels welcome. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#47513 Thursdays, January 3 - February 7, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Filberg Rotary Hall, $72/6

MEDITATION AND YOGA
(Adults of all ages & 55+)
Here is your chance to grow your Silent Sitting Meditation practice with the support of a group. We’ll begin with a check-in followed by a Gentle Yoga practice and then sit for 20-25 minutes. Some meditation experience beneficial. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#47514 Thursdays, February 14 - March 21, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $72/6

GOOD MORNING YOGA
Leave the class feeling energized yet calm and relaxed. Build body and mind awareness through yoga postures, breathing practice and meditation. Previous yoga experience required.
Instructor: Akiko Shima
#47510 Fridays, January 18 - March 22, 9:15 - 10:45 am, 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 February 18.
Instructor: Catherine Reid
#47511 Mondays, January 7 - March 25, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $99/11

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 February 18.
Instructor:
Catherine Reid
#47512 Mondays, January 7 - March 25, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $132/11

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 February 18. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#47490 Mondays, January 7 - March 25, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Filberg Rotary Hall, $132/11
Fridays, January 4 - March 22, #47488 10:00 - 11:30 am, #47492 2:00 - 3:30 pm,
Native Sons Lower Level, $144/12

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 February 18.
Instructor:
Sheron Jutila
#47494 Mondays, January 7 - March 25, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Filberg Rotary Hall, $99/11

CHAIR YOGA
(55 years & over)
Developed for those who cannot or 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
#47507 Tuesdays, January 8 - March 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $108/12

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 and help you understand fully how your body works. Suitable for beginners through advanced practitioners. No class February 18. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#47184 Mondays, January 21 - March 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Native Sons Lower Level, $96/8
#47527 Fridays, January 18 - March 22, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/10

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
#47522 Tuesdays, January 8 - March 19, 10:15 - 11:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $110/11
#47520 Thursdays, January 3 - March 21, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $144/12

MOM & BABY YOGA
(6 weeks - mobile)
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. All levels are welcome.
Instructor: Akiko Shima
#47515 Wednesdays, January 16 - March 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Lewis Salish Building, $90/10

HATHA YOGA
In this yoga class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. We will  make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with seated and standing postures, forward folds, gentle backbends and twists.
Limited space available. No class February 9, March 2 & 6. Instructor: Wendy Davies
#47235 Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:45 am, #47234 Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:15 am, Lewis Centre, $6.50/Drop-in

YIN YOGA
Yin yoga is a deep and peaceful practice using sustained, passive holds. Yin yoga is designed to target deeper connective tissues, fascia, and joints to improve your overall mobility and range of motion. This practice is the perfect complement to the more active Yang lifestyles we lead. Yin Yoga provides a greater sense of balance, peace and calm. This is an all levels class, appropriate for beginners and those new to yoga. Limited space available. No class March 5.
Instructor: Wendy Davies
#47709 Tuesdays, January 8 - March 19, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $100/10

FAMILY YOGA
Cultivate a sense of fun and play, and enrich your connection with your child. Whether you are a mom, dad, aunt or grandparent, Yoga is beneficial at any age. No class February 16.
Instructor:
Daiana Gama
#47525 Saturdays, January 12 - March 16, 9:00 - 10:00 am, Lewis Salish Building, $81/9

ACRO YOGA
AcroYoga combines the gentleness of yoga, the deepness of partner stretching, the excitement of acrobatics and the therapeutics of Thai Massage. It helps to build trust, flexibility, strength, teamwork and relaxation. Join us for this class that will help you to build a solid foundation while progressing through a series of postures. No Experience necessary. No partner required. Instructor: Daiana Gama
#47524 Fridays, January 11 - March 15, 6:45 - 8:00 pm, Lewis Activity Room A, $100/10

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
#47519 Wednesdays, January 9 - March 27, 5:00 - 6:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/12

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
#47517 Wednesdays, January 16 - March 20, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Craft Room A, $100/10