Gentle Yoga (in the park)
We LOVE yoga as much as we LOVE walking. Our practice will open joints and strengthen muscles to enhance movement! We’ll begin with a little mindful quiet, possibly take time for some breath work, move into poses gently, and finish with a short meditation to enhance life! Class size limited to 10 people.
WEDNESDAYS: Returning in summer 2021 when public health restrictions allow, scroll down for virtual live streaming options until then
LOCATION: HIGH PARK, Beside the Nature Centre on Colborne Lodge Drive at the north end of the park.
Yoga & Meditation Snacks (in the zoom room)
“Yoga Snacks” are 30/45-minute targeted practices. They will always include intention setting to begin and svasana meditation to finish. Easy to fit in your day, long-lasting afterglow. If you miss the yoga snack, there will be a library of classes available for you to use at your leisure. All times posted are ET.
Easy Flow: A slow moving practice of traditional sun and/or moon salutations followed by other creative combinations of poses (asanas) linking movement to breath. Sometimes we’ll add breath exercises. Sample Easy Flow class on Youtube.
Salutation & Meditation: A great 30-minute start to your day: 10-15 minutes of warming salutation movement followed by a 10-15 minutes of guided meditation. (Not being offered for May-June session.)
Yoga Basics: SPECIAL MAY-JUNE session that will be part discussion and part practice. What are the different types of yoga? Why do we do salutations? How can we make some of the basic poses easier to access? How can we play with some common transitions? What props might make poses more accessible? How and why should we bring self-compassion to the mat? Bring a curious mind to this unique 8-week session. (Tuesday evenings though May and June only.)
Krama HIIT: In Sanskrit the idea of progression is krama. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a cardiorespiratory workout alternating high intensity bursts of movement with slower active recovery periods. In this practice we’ll combine the idea of progressions with HIIT. Each practice will include 3-5 HIIT series. Each of these series will make use of a different intensity movement and before each series, we’ll review at least 2-4 progressions of the intensity movement so that you can find your sweet spot of challenge. Choose the progression that helps you achieve peak cardiorespiratory challenge during the HIIT work phases of each series. The concept of krama allows this cardiorespiratory practice to be fun and accessible for people of all fitness levels. Sample Krama HIIT class on Youtube.
Breath & Meditation: Another great 30-minute start to your day: 10-15 minutes of warming breath practice followed by a 10-15 minutes of guided meditation.(Not being offered for May-June session)
Gentle Hatha: A beautiful slow practice similar to the Hatha class described below with warming movement sequences that do not include salutation flows. Sample Gentle Hatha class on Youtube.
Hatha: Any yoga class that adds movement to the traditional meditation practice of ancient yoga is really Hatha yoga. In this class we will practice a version that is commonly seen in North America in which we use a flow sequence in the early part of the practice to warm up muscles and lubricate joints, then work toward 1 or 2 peak asanas allowing you to explore more deeply where you can take your body in movement. Sample Hatha class on Youtube.
MAY 3 – JUNE 21
$72 + HST
MAY 4 – JUNE 22
$72 + HST
MAY 5 – JUNE 23
$72 + HST
MAY 6 – JUNE 24
$72 + HST
MAY 7 – JUNE 25
$72 + HST
ALL YOGA CLASS PASS
To be used
MAY 3 – JUNE 24
240.00 + HST
To be used
MAY 3 – JUNE 25
$11.00 + HST
Strength Snacks (in the zoom room)
“Strength Snacks” are 30-minute workouts that maximize the relationship between time and results! We’ll use minimal equipment and body weight to build muscle power in your core, upper body, and lower body. The focus is typically on the muscles of the posterior chain (back of the body) to build functional strength and to improve posture.
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 7-7:30AM
LOCATION: ZOOM ROOM
START DATE: MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021
END DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021
DURATION: 8 WEEKS (16 classes)
$128 + HST
NEW FOR 2021!
One class each week will be recorded and available for one week to repeat. (Maybe Friday morning??? Just an idea!)
Retreats (in the zoom room)
2020 is presenting us with a unique opportunity to invite transformation into our lives in response to challenge. Both the Thanksgiving Afternoon Retreat and the Namaste November, The Pandemic Pivot will be grounded in an anticipation that now is a time for personal change to meet the reality of community and global change. Retreat participation will be limited to 25 people, giving everyone an opportunity to get to know each other, to share wisdom as a group, while also respecting individual choice to choose a more inward journey. Join Lee for one or both of these retreats featuring her signature accessible yoga practice, breath work, and meditation.
We understand that signing up for a retreat can be a significant commitment, so please contact us directly, if you have any questions. We are here to make your retreat a life enhancing experience.
Deeper Dive Practices
Occasionally Lee will be offering special practices that will range in length from 60 to 90 minutes and will vary in focus: building to specific asanas (physical poses), breathing practices, meditation and more. Check out Winter Solstice Celebration (Dec 21), Yoga Nidra & Mastering Common Flow Transitions in 2021.
November is a perfect time to get cozy and invite a slowing of both body and mind. We wait to understand the ramifications of the covid19 pandemic before committing to dates for 2021. Stay tuned, as we look forward to a meaningful physical and mindful experience.
What our Clients are Saying…
Lee’s coaching makes all the difference for power walkers at all levels. Her proven methods of interval training and hill work, combined with her positive attitude and decades of experience, will prepare you for any race. Her great advice to “trust the training” carried me through a recent marathon. Above all, her classes are fun, friendly and inclusive.