Yoga

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 February 17. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#49429 Mondays, January 6 - March 23, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Filberg Rotary Hall, $132/11
#49430 Fridays, January 3 - March 20, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Native Sons Lower Level, $144/12

YIN YOGA: POWER IN STILLNESS
Are you on a fast train? Ready to get off and breathe? In Yin Yoga, you will enter poses - mostly on the floor - and stay a while, observing strong sensations, while allowing your breath to help you access deeper layers of dense connective tissue, like ligaments, tendons, and fascia.  The long-held, passive poses will help you become more flexible, with juicier joints and better-functioning organs. You might become calmer, and better able to focus:  a gift in our world of constant distraction. Yin Yoga is an excellent complement to other forms of Yoga. Come home to your body in a profound and satisfying way. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#50188 Fridays, January 10 - March 27, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $144/12

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. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#49425 Tuesdays, January 7 - March 24, 10:15 - 11:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/12
#49426 Thursdays, January 2 - March 19, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $144/12

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. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#49428 Fridays, January 3 - March 20, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Native Sons Lower Level, $144/12

YOGA FOR INFLEXIBLE PEOPLE
Would you describe yourself as Stiff-as-a-Board?  Do you think that Yoga is only for people who can do those pretzel poses? Curious about Yoga, but think you’d feel out of place in a class? Or maybe you tried a class, and left feeling frustrated at how little you could actually do. Then this safe, slow-paced class is for you. Enjoy some deep breathing, and quiet joy as your body learns how to release tension. You’ll probably start feeling younger too!
Instructor: Catherine Reid
#50187 Fridays, January 10 - March 27, 9:15 - 10:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/12

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 February 15.
Instructor: Wendy Davies
#49419 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 8:30 - 9:45 am, Lewis Centre MP Hall, $6.50/Drop-in
#49420 Saturdays, January 11- March 28, 9:00 - 10:15 am, Lewis Centre MP Hall, $6.50/Drop-in

FLOW YOGA
Enjoy a noon hour 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
#49742 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lewis Activity Room B, $72/12,
$6.50/Drop-in

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. No class February 25. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#49739 Tuesdays, January 7 - March 24, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall, $99/11

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.
Instructor: Wendy Davies
#49745 Tuesdays, February 4 - March 10, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $72/6

EVENING GENTLE YOGA
New to Yoga? Or perhaps you just want a slow, meditative, breath-centered class. You’ll still develop some strength, challenge your balance, and of course become more flexible. Different options given so you can choose your comfort level with each pose. Instructor: Catherine Reid
#49746 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 5:15 - 6:30 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $120/12

EVENING 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 ability to do Sun Salutations. Instructor: Daiana Gama
#49950 Thursdays, January 9 - March 26, 6:00 - 7:15 pm, Lewis Craft Room A, $72/12, $6.50/Drop-in

55+ GENTLE YOGA
(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 February 17. Instructor: Sheron Jutila
#49421 Mondays, January 6 - March 23, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Filberg Rotary Hall, $99/11

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.
Instructor: Akiko Shima
#49410 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Lewis Salish Building, $120/12,
$10/Drop-in

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.
Instructor: Wendie Matte
#50141 Thursdays, January 9 - March 12, 8:30 - 9:30 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $90/10

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 17.
Instructor: Catherine Reid
#49740 Mondays, January 6 - March 23, 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 17.
Instructor: Catherine Reid
#49741 Mondays, January 6 - March 23, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $132/11

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 crawling. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#49411 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Lewis Salish Building, $108/12

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. Instructor: Akiko Shima
#49412 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Craft Room A, $120/12