Yoga & Wellness

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 understand fully how your body works. Suitable for beginners through advanced practitioners. No class October 14 & November 11 & 15. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#49406 Mondays, September 9 - December 16, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm,
Native Sons Lower Level, $168/14
#49165 Fridays, September 6 - December 20, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm,
Lewis Meeting Room, $180/15

HATHA YOGA
In this yoga class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. Full body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with seated and standing postures, forward folds, gentle backbends and twists. All levels. No class October 12 & November 9.
Instructor: Wendy Davies
#49138 Wednesdays, September 18 - December 18, 8:30 - 9:45 am,
Lewis Centre MP Hall, $6.50/Drop-in
#49139 Saturdays, September 21 - December 21, 9:00 - 10:15 am,
Lewis Centre MP Hall, $6.50/Drop-in

55+ YOGA - GENTLE
(55 years & over)
A blend of styles that includes mostly floor poses (seated, belly, back). A slow moving and calming practice with stretching and easy strengthening. Suitable for those that are slow in getting up and down from the floor, have limited mobility or are looking for a mellow practice.
No class October 14. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
Mondays, #48995 September 9 - November 4, $72/8, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Filberg Rotary Hall
#49387 November 18 - December 30, $63/7, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Filberg Rotary Hall

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
#49035 Wednesdays, September 11 - December 11, 5:00 - 6:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room,
$140/14

INTRO TO MEDITATION (WITH YOGA)
Strengthen your brain, cultivate peace of mind, increase resilience, decrease stress, improve your sleep, and more with Mindfulness-based Meditation (and Gentle Yoga). Learn how to choose a practice that fits your personality (and body) and gather helpful tools for taking meditation home with you. All levels welcome. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
Thursdays, #49178 September 5 - October 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $72/6

MEDITATION ONGOING (WITH YOGA)
Strengthen your silent sitting practice with the support of a group. Ask questions during our weekly check-in. Prepare your body with a short Gentle Yoga practice. Choose your own focus or anchor, and sit (floor or chair) for 20-25 minutes. Meditation experience beneficial.
#49179 Thursdays, October 17 - December 19, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room,
$120/10

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. Instructor: Wendy Davies
#49169 Tuesdays, September 24 - December 10, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room,
$120/12

PRENATAL YOGA
Going through many changes during pregnancy, prenatal yoga will help you to adjust, strengthen, stretch and relax your body. It is a great way to connect to your body, breath and baby. The class will be lead by a certified birth Doula. All levels welcome. No class November 13. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#49166 Wednesdays, September 4 - December 18, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Craft Room A,
$150/15

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. Open to babies six weeks until mobile. No class November 13.
#49171 Wednesdays, September 4 - December 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm,
Lewis Salish Building, $135/15

ACROYOGA
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. No class October 31. Instructor: Daiana Gama
#49167 Thursdays, September 12 - December 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Lewis Craft Room A,
$156/13, $12/Drop-in

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 October 14, November 11 & 13. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#49180 Mondays, September 9 - December 16, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Native Sons Lower Level,
$130/13
#49181 Wednesdays, September 4 - December 18, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Lewis Salish Building,
$150/15

FAMILY YOGA
(6 years & up)
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 October 12 & November 9.
#49168 Saturdays, September 14 - December 14, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Lewis Salish Building, $144/12

FLOW YOGA
Enjoy a Hatha style class that flows through movement and breath designed to help you connect with your body. Stretch out any kinks, improve your flexibility and tone your muscles under the gentle guidance of Daiana Gama. Suitable for those with experience in sun salutations. Instructor: Daiana Gama
#49164 Wednesdays, September 11 - December 18, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lewis Activity Room B
$90/15, $6.50/Drop-in

GOOD MORNING YOGA
Leave the class feeling energized yet relaxed. Build body and mind awareness through yoga poses, breathing and mediation practice. Suitable for those who can lead Sun Salutation on their own. No class November 15. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#49175 Fridays, September 6 - December 20, 9:15 - 10:45 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $180/15

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 October 14 & November 11. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#49176 Mondays, September 9 - December 16, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $117/13

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 October 14 & November 11. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#49177 Mondays, September 9 - December 16, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $156/13

55+ YOGA
(55 years & over)
A blend of styles with a mixture of floor and standing work. Options for all bodies. A thorough warm-up and poses to improve flexibility, balance, strength, and posture. Suitable for those new to yoga or those looking for an end of the week wind-down. No class October 11. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
Fridays, #49427 September 6 - November 1, #49681 November 8 - December 27, 2:00 - 3:30 pm,
Native Sons Lower Level, $96/8

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
#49172 Tuesdays, September 10 - December 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $135/15

55+ YOGA - ONGOING
(55 years & over)
A blend of styles with a mixture of floor and standing work. Options for increasing challenge and deepening awareness. A mixed level class with a thorough warm-up and poses to improve flexibility, balance, strength, and posture. Previous yoga experience required. No class October 11 & 14. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
Mondays, #49427 September 9 - November 1, $96/8 #49677 November 18 - December 30, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Filberg Rotary Hall, $84/7
#48998 Fridays, September 6 - November 1, #49678 November 8 - December 20, 10:00 - 11:30 am,
Native Sons Lower Level, $96/8

55+ YOGA - JOINT SERIES
(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 freeing series’ can be used alone as a gentle practice or as a warm-up for other activities. No class October 15. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
Tuesdays, #49173 September 3 - October 29, #49679 November 5 - December 24, 10:15 - 11:30 am, $80/8
Thursdays, #49174 September 5 - October 24, #49680 October 31 - December 19, 10:00 - 11:30 am,
Lewis Meeting Room, $96/8