SPRING SESSION - Monday, March 6 - Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8 weeks
All Classes in Our Beautiful Studio in Dundas
|Monday||9:30 - 11:00am||Hatha Yoga||Alex||$130.51 (no class April 10)|
|Monday||6:00 - 7:30pm||Hatha Yoga||Lynn||$130.51 (no class April 10)|
|Tuesday||6:00 - 7:15pm||Moving Well||Wendy||$130.51 (no class April 11)|
|Wednesday||9:45 - 10:45am||5 Stages||Lourdes||$15 per class (starting Mar 22)|
|Wednesday||11am - noon||Nia||Lourdes||$15 per class (starting Mar 22)|
|Wednesday||6:30 - 7:45pm||Moving Well||Wendy||$130.51 (no class April 12)|
|Thursday||9:30 to 10:45am||Moving Well||Wendy||$130.51 (no class April 13)|
|Thursday||5:30 - 7:00pm||Israeli Folk Dancing||Wendy||$10 drop in (no class March 2, Apr 13)|
|Friday||9:30 - 11:00am||Hatha Yoga||Alex||$149.16|
|Saturday||10 - 11am||Nia||Lourdes||$15 per class (starting Mar 18)|
|Saturday||11:15 to 12:15||Yin Yoga||Lourdes||$15 per class (starting Mar 18)|
You may join anytime but please call first. Newcomers will receive a free trial class; Drop-in Fee: $20
Fees and Policies
- Class prices quoted include HST
- Group classes are done in packages; fall, winter, and spring
- Payment for entire session is due the first day of class. Post-dated cheques should be mailed to 14 Crawford Ct, Dundas, On L9H 6G2 to ensure your spot. Late enrollment is possible on a prorated basis.
- Drop-in fees are $20. Please call or email to verify whether space is available.
- It is requested that you notify the studio at least 24 hours prior to a class if you know you will be absent.
- Classes that have been missed during a term should be made up within that same term. Credit for missed classes cannot be applied toward the following term.
- Private classes cost $70 per one hour session.
- You'll be required to sign a release and a client profile before attending your first class. It'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.
Nia 5 Stages: Art of Self Healing
Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five developmental movement stages humans experience from the embryo to walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. As a practice, Nia 5 Stages supports your body holistically to sustain mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.
Classic Nia: Joy of Movement
Nia is a movement cardio practice drawing from 9 disciplines from Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and the Healing Arts. We practice mindful movement based on The Body’s Way, ensuring the 52 Moves from Dance, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga and the Alexander Technique flow with the way the body has been designed. The Works of Moshe Feldenkrais bring in the aspect of enhancing awareness. Classes are suitable for any level of fitness, age, gender. “Through Movement We Find Health”.
Yin Yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. Yin Yoga postures are more passive, mainly on the floor and the majority of postures equal only about three dozen or so, much less than the more popular yang like practices. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. While yang-like yoga practices are more superficial, Yin offers a much deeper access to the body.
Wendy's Moving Well Classes
Wendy's classes reflect her recent explorations of different movement modalities that include the axis syllabus, barre classes, and kettle ball strength building exercises. Her classes typically have students exploring movements both on and off the mat that emphasize building balance, core strength, and coordination. Students report that these classes have translated well into their daily lives, helping them to move with greater ease, strength and stability.
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.
Israeli Folk Dancing
Israeli circle dances are a wonderful way to explore and practice functional movement, and a lovely way to be in community. No previous dance experience necessary. * Beginners only: 5:30 to 6:00pm; Everybody: 6:00 - 6:30pm; Advanced instruction: 6:30 - 7:00pm.
Our Gifted Teachers
Wendy Schneider, BA, BEd, RYT
Wendy Schneider has been a student of yoga since the early 1990s and a teacher since 2003. A long time student of Anusara and Iyengar yoga, Wendy's current explorations are in the world of functional movement - biomechanically sound movement patterns for dealing with real world scenarios like lifting or pulling, bending, crouching and walking. Wendy's Moving Well yoga classes, inspired by axis syllabus, Ido Portal and other disciplines that promote optimal mobility and stability, are a creative exploration of how to integrate yoga and functional movement.
I started practicing yoga 10 years ago in an effort to speed up my recovery after having knee surgery. Once I joined Wendy's Yoga Studio what began as an exercise program evolved into a passion as yoga became an empowering tool that served me both on and off the mat. With a desire to learn more about the practice of yoga and all it has to offer, I attended a pranayama course in Rochester N.Y. with Francois Raoult. That experience inspired and motivated me to complete the 200 hour yoga teaching certification in June 2016 under his teaching. This past fall I returned to Rochester and completed a course on Back Care Basics with Francois Raoult and physical therapist Michael Amy.
I'm forever grateful to Wendy and Francois for their guidance and encouragement, I will continue to seek out opportunities to expand my knowledge and understanding of yoga.
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.
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.
Lourdes has been practicing Nia for 18 years. Her past life was that of a Management Accountant in Ancaster. Since 2012, Lourdes spends time between Asia and Canada, holding classes and workshops in Movement. She certified with Yin Yoga Instructor Victor Ching from Singapore, and trained at the Nia Studio in Portland, Oregon, to attain her Nia Black Belt and 5 Stages Certification. Lourdes is also a Certified Transformative Coach.