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Class Schedule

Online Classes during the COVID-19 period

Time Level Instructor Session Cost
Monday 10:30am to noon Hatha Yoga Alex Bovkis Please visit shantiyogainhamilton.com for details
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00pm Movement as Medicine Janet Steeves $45.20 for a 4-class package
Thursday 9:30 to 10:30am Movement as Medicine Wendy Schneider $45.20 for a 4-class package

 

Fees for classes work out to $16.50 per class plus HST. Drop-in fees are $18 or pay what you can. We would also like to offer students a pay what you can option. Classes can be paid for by etransfer to Wendy’s gmail account. To register or for any questions email wendy@wendysyogastudio.ca

 

Fees and Policies

  • Class prices quoted include HST and can be purchased in packages of four.
  • Private classes with Wendy are available for $60 per one hour session.
  • t's important that we know about any limiting physical issues before you start. That helps us customize your session and to set realistic goals for your continuous improvement in health and well-being.

Classes

Movement as Medicine

Learn to move with ease and age with grace. Somatic movement is a healing practice that restores our nervous system to its natural state by inviting us to slow down and explore our inner landscape. Our internal explorations gradually make us aware of unconscious holding patterns that may have contributed to chronic injury or pain. Somatic movement presents us with opportunities to build new neural pathways so that we can move with greater ease and efficiency. As we become more practiced in the somatic approach, we begin to develop growing self-awareness in our daily lives, the first step towards regaining control of our lives and making different – and conscious choices. This is the somatic way.

Mindful Movement Classes

Many of us spend a good part of the day in a state of overstimulation arising from the effects of a 24-hour news cycle and the stress of daily living. The toxic effects of an unending barrage of alarming headlines about the state of our planet reside in our bodies and minds, but we are mostly unconscious to them. Somatic movement is a healing practice that restores our nervous system to its natural state by inviting us to slow down and explore our inner landscape. Our internal explorations gradually make us aware of unconscious holding patterns that may have contributed to chronic injury or pain. Somatic movement presents us with opportunities to build new neural pathways so that we can move with greater ease and efficiency. As we become more practiced in the somatic approach, we begin to develop growing self-awareness in our daily lives, the first step towards regaining control of our lives and making different – and conscious choices. This is the somatic way.

Alex's Gentle Hatha Classes 

These classes, taught by Alex, are slow paced and deeply relaxing. The postures range from simple to complex, with full permission to do less. The emphasis is on breath and body awareness. We learn to listen to our body in a new way, honour its limitations and learn from it. Even though the approach is gentle, we will stretch and strengthen, and work toward improved flexibility and balance, mental clarity and emotional state of peace.

Lynn's Restorative Yoga Classes

Lynn offers a deeply relaxing practice where students move through several different poses supported by props such as bolsters and blankets.  Poses are held for longer periods of time allowing students to rest deeply, release tension and restore balance to the nervous system.  When we are deeply relaxed and balanced not only does our immune system get a big boost but our body’s natural healing abilities are able to work much more effectively.  

Featured Video

Somatic Groundwork

Try this Somatic Groundwork class offered by my teacher Kaila June for your low back, hips and core.

Our Gifted Teachers

Wendy Schneider, BA, BEd, RYT

A former student of Iyengar and Anusara yoga, Wendy Schneider is a movement educator whose teaching methodology is a blend of somatics, the experiential science of the personal consciousness, with kinesiology, the science of human movement, function, and performance. Wendy believes that movement is a powerful medicine that can help people overcome injury and chronic pain related to unconscious holding patterns.  Under her guidance, her students learn to access their bodies' innate ability to move with ease and fluidity, and become leaders in their own change process. More about Wendy

Lynn Mighton

Lynn was drawn to yoga over twenty years ago and, since then, has practiced with a range of teachers both in Canada and the UK. Inspired to study yoga more deeply, Lynn embarked on her Teacher Training with Alex Bovkis of Shanti Yoga in Hamilton. This journey proved transformational. She continued her studies with Alex and has recently (July 2016) graduated from Advanced Teacher Training. She is now qualified as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 level. It is this experience along with learnings as a Reiki Master and Reiki Drumming Certification that Lynn brings to Wendy’s Yoga Studio as a teacher. Empowered by the healing and transformative power of yoga, her classes are infused with breath and subtle energy awareness. Students are invited to join Lynn and explore yoga in a way that allows them to honour themselves and where they are at in their practice.
 
 
 
 

Alex Bovkis

Alex Bovkis was certified as a classical yoga teacher in the summer of 2004. Since then she has taken advanced teachers training and is now qualified as an E-RYT 500, which translates as Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. This high level of qualification is required in order to train yoga teachers.Having close to a thousand training hours and over 2000 teaching hours behind her, she continues to explore this incredible path of yoga further. She is currently studying with several different teachers from different yoga styles and trains in encompassing both the breadth and the depth of yoga.

Janet Steeves

I’ve had the privilege of studying with teachers that have supported and continue to inspire my yoga journey. In 2018, I was introduced to the field of somatic movement and in January 2019, I enrolled in a course called Intelligent Motion Training, offered by Kaila June, a movement science and somatic educator. This program offers a client-centered approach to movement education that helps people become their own change agents in shifting holding patterns that are keeping them from moving and feeling well. The training and support that I've received from the somatic community has enhanced my personal practice and influences the way I teach. For me, teaching is about bringing people together on common ground and helping them get in touch with who they inherently are. I offer a movement practice that opens students to the process of moving with awareness. My wish is for my students to discover an innate ability to generate energy from within and direct it in ways that deepen their connection to themselves and feel more confident, physically grounded and emotionally steady.