• Brookside Wellness Centre

  • Our Superb September Schedule is Here

    There have been a LOT of things to adjust to these last few months. At BWC we firmly believe that what we have to offer in terms of our classes and workshops will help you build your tools of resilience and flexibility to battle whatever life throws at you. You will be well cared for by all of our teachers, whatever class you choose. Our schedule is packed with great offerings this month! Can't wait to see you on your mat!

    Please pay attention to our Facebook page for any last minute changes, additions or cancellations. Pre-registration is still a MUST. Please see our Student Information Page for a review of the updated protocols in our Green phase.

     

  • It's not about what you get, but how you are with what you have

    Barry Boyce

  • Class Descriptions

    Please contact the individual teacher to PRE-REGISTER for ALL classes or with any questions you may have about that class

     

    Yoga Classes: $15/class drop-in rate ($12/class seniors & students)

    Payment: E transfer or Cash (E Transfer is preferred)

     

    REGULAR CLASSES

    Chair Yoga

    Margo's Chair class

    Chair Yoga with Margo combines both fully seated and chair or wall supported standing poses and provides a wonderful stretching and strengthening experience for challenged bodies.

    Gentle movement, deep breathing, and an awareness of posture are key elements. A few strengthening exercises and meditative relaxation complete each class.

     

    With Margo-margo.chairyoga@gmail.com or text, 902 955 1467

    Flow Yoga

     

    One of the most popular styles of Yoga-Flow yoga develops strength and flexibility through continuous and fluid guided movement as you flow through creative sequences. Classes are designed for all ages and levels-from beginner to seasoned yogis and are 60 minutes in length

     

    With Denise- deneneyoga@gmail.com

    Intro to Yoga

    This multi-week session is an introduction to foundational yoga poses - we will break down each pose, working slowly to show proper alignment of the body. You will improve flexibility, strength, and balance while learning to move with your breath, connect mind with body, improving overall health and happiness, and reducing stress. I will help you to become more confident and successful in your yoga practice.

     

    With Denise- deneneyoga@gmail.com

    IRest Yoga Nidra

    This relaxing class with Nancy includes the following:

    Gentle Yoga – A hatha class guided by your experience and needs (first 45 minutes)

     

    iRest – Bodysensing and breathsensing brings a sense of open spaciousness and brings deep rest and peace to the body and mind (second 45 minutes)

     

    Cost:

    $95 session (8 classes)

    $65 card pass (5 classes)

    $18 drop-in (90 minutes)

     

    To register or for more details specific to this class, contact Nancy at nancyanderson1002@gmail.com or 453-1482

    Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

     

    Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a powerful technology for personal transformation. Profound effects and benefits can be experienced in just a single practice. This practice is accessible to all body types, as any of the postures can be substituted with visualization and breath coordination.

    Each Kundalini Yoga class will consist of several components:
    -Pranayama (Breathwork)
    -Kriya (a series of physical movements designed to bring about a desired effect, of which there are many)
    -Deep relaxation
    -Meditation

    There are a myriad of Kundalini Yoga meditations which are generally more involved than simply sitting still and observing your thoughts. These meditations can involve movement, mudra (hand position), mantra, and chanting. We will typically deeply relax for 7 minutes, followed by an 11 minute meditation.

    Tea will be served after class and everyone will have an opportunity to connect with one another and to share from their experience.

     

    With Luke- yogamckim@gmail.com

    Lunch Break Yoga (Gentle Kripalu Yoga)

    In this class Betsy will relax you from your morning and send you back for your afternoon by utilizing gentle Kripalu Yoga which incorporates the practice of learning to be fully present in the moment. It's a form of training yourself to use deliberate muscles through breathing and helps move you toward a state of compassionate, non judgmental awareness. In essence this yoga helps you to "stay present" both on and off the yoga mat. This class is appropriate for all levels

     

    With Betsy- betsy@yogabybetsy.com

    Meditation @ Noon

    This is a drop in class for experienced meditators and those with no prior experience. Come and share a guided half hour meditation in our lovely space with Shiona, and experience the benefit of quieting the mind and body.

    Entrance is by donation

     

    With Shiona- mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

    Mindful Flow

     

    Mindful Flow is a class where we can take our time. 

    This gentle, flowing class is perfect for beginners or intermediate students. We move with the breath. Some use a chair or other props. The goal is to access movement, despite injury or mobility issues, in order to promote the movement of fluid and healing within. We take our time and find the poses that work for our body, while inhaling and exhaling with each movement.  This class is a trauma-informed class. Beth Whalen is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (CMMT) and Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher with almost 400 hours of yoga teachings to her credit (E-RYT200+). Beth herself has endured multiple injuries in her past, physical as well as emotional injuries. With her RYT training, Beth has committed to offering classes that are curated with gentle flowing sequences, which hold and nurture us in a safe, empathic space, Beth's classes are for ANY body to access movement and healing. 

     

    With Beth - bethwhalenyoga@gmail.com

    Yin Yoga

    Cynthia's Yin class

    Come and stretch out the connective tissue in these delicious classes, These long holds, done low to the ground, in seated or lying postures, ground and release the body and soothe the mind.

     

    With Cynthia- samking@nb.sympatico.ca

     

    Emelie's Yin class

    Yin yoga is a contemplative and calming practise. There are no standing poses; the work is done slowly and poses are held for five minutes, or longer, to allow us to reach the connective tissues of the body - fascia, tendons, ligaments and bones - and to stimulate the movement of chi, or energy, along the meridians to the organs.

     

    With Emelie- yayayoga.emelie@gmail.com

     

    Pamela's Yin class 

    A practice designed to allow us to become aware of the deeper tissues in our bodies, including our bones, joints, ligaments and the network of fascia that holds everything together. We come into and out of Yin forms slowly and hold them for 3-5 minutes (longer with continued practice). Holding position enables us to take stock of what we feel, make adjustments as appropriate, then relax into stillness in the form creating space where stresses have bunched our fibres. Just as no two bodies are alike, our left and right sides are not alike so the use of props in this practice ensures a deeper experience. No two students will look alike in any form. Suitable for all levels of experience.

     

    With Pamela- hamilton.pj9@gmail.com

     

    Yoga Nidra

    Yoga Nidra is deep rest for the body, mind and spirit. Similar to guided meditation, this practice is a restorative style of yoga that takes the student beyond relaxation accessing all levels of being. Sandy has been guiding students to calmness and wellbeing for ten years, helping them access deep peace, intuition and joy. In addition, as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Sandy holds space for her students using ancient symbols to help transmit Universal healing energy. Nothing to do but lie down, listen and receive.

    No experience is necessary

    Regular classes during the week are 60 minutes. Longer 90 minute classes once or twice per month- please watch the schedule for dates and times.

     

    With Sandy- sandyjlund@yahoo.com

    SPECIAL ADDITIONS

    Reiki Level 1 Certification and Tools for Self-Care

    In this weekend training you will become attuned to Level 1 Reiki while being immersed in self-care practices such as gentle, restorative yoga and Mindfulness meditation. This Reiki certification will enable you to give yourself, as well as others, a hands- on healing energy session. You will learn ancient Reiki techniques from the traditional Usui lineage. Reiki treatments can be used for stress reduction, symptom relief and relaxation. A Reiki treatment can also help to strengthen the immune system, and dissolve energy blockages- all in aid of improving overall health and well-being. Reiki is complementary and supportive to traditional medical treatments.

    Led by- Sandy , Reiki Master Teacher, and Shiona - Reiki Master Healer

    -limited to 8 people

    -program manual and guided audio provided

    -Cost- 275$ with sliding scale options

     

    ***There will be an October training as well held at BWC***

     

    To register, please contact Sandy at sandyjlund@yahoo.com

    COMING NEXT MONTH....

    The Power of Mantra

    October 15th - November 19th, 2021

    Friday evenings - 645-8 pm

     

    Are you curious about mantras and how you can use them in your everyday life? Are you interested in deepening or beginning a mantra practice? Are you ready to be soothed by the healing sound of your own voice? Throughout this 6-week class, Elizabeth will show you the powerful world of mantras. Your understanding of mantra will blossom and deepen as you experience and explore different ways you can use them (guided chants, call and response, intentional listening and other modalities). Each class will contain elements of breath work, sound work, gentle movement and immersion in beautiful music. Mantras enliven and heal the body and reassure the soul. If you receive what you learn and incorporate mantras into your everyday life, the power of the mantra will be with you well beyond the end of the class.

     

    Educator: Elizabeth Ann Walker

     

    Elizabeth Ann Walker, B.A. (Honours with distinction) B.Ed., Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hrs., Associate Degree in Sound Healing, Currently enrolled in 6 month class to explore song in ceremonies

     

    For more information or to register, please contact Elizabeth at 506-469-4717 or at yogaann@outlook.com

     

    Cost-111$ or sliding scale

    Zoom option will be available

     

  •  Cultivating attitudes of acceptance and patience towards our body.

  • Our Services

    Offering the essentials of a holistic wellness lifestyle BWC brings you everything needed to restore your mind and body to its optimum health.

    Mindfulness

    WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
    Mindfulness is all about learning to stay connected to the current moment and increasing your awareness of ingrained patterns of thinking and behaviour. If we can learn to recognize when our “doing mind” takes over, this will allow us to respond rather than react to whatever situation it is that we are in. Think of all the wasted mental energy spent dwelling in the past or living in the future. Both of these patterns of thinking can take away from our life which is unfolding only in the present moment.

     

    MINDFULNESS 8 week program

    with Dr. Shiona McIntosh
    To Sign Up: go to www.bwcfredericton.com or to Mindfulness tab at Menu Bar

     

     

     

    Hypnotherapy

     

    Quantum Hypnosis sessions with Carla 'Kat' Sheppard are currently available online and in person (with safety measures in place)
    Discover yourself with this deep regression technique to allow health, love and joy into your everyday life. Bring your questions on health, relationships, life missions and mystical experiences to your sessions.

     

    To book an appointment with Carla, or to obtain more information, please contact Carla at katshep444@gmail.com

  • Gaining strength and flexibility of mind/body/spirit.

  • Our Specialists

    We have assembled a diverse array of talent to serve a wide spectrum of wellness needs. Please browse the bios below to learn more about our wonderful practitioners. BWC is grateful to our dedicated teachers!

     

    To read more, hover over each portrait to be taken to their complete bio.

    Luke is a man of compassion on a never-ending journey of discovery. A KRI certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher, Luke is passionate about helping people to empower themselves through these transformative practices so that they can live authentically as their True expression. As a certified recovery coach through Recovery 2.0 with Tommy Rosen, Luke is dedicated to helping people to uncover the unconscious patterns driving their thought process and behavior, to cultivate awareness of past conditioning, and to step into greater freedom and ease of being. Additional Yoga training with various Indian and international yogic masters, including Anand Mehrotra, founder of Sattva Yoga, and Kia Miller, founder of Radiant Body Yoga, have forged Luke into a seeker of Truth, who embraces a holistic approach to wellbeing. Having taught yoga and meditation internationally since 2016 in locations such as Costa Rica, California, and New Mexico, Luke is excited to bring these teachings to Fredericton. “I first experienced these practices in 2015 on a Recovery 2.0 retreat in Costa Rica. I had been struggling with depression and substance use disorder for many years, and after just a few days of practicing Kundalini Yoga and meditation, I experienced a profound awakening. My self-defeating, negative, mental thought loops finally quieted down and I was able to access the beauty which is always present. I reconnected with the core of who I really am, a loving person who cares deeply for the wellbeing of himself and others. I began a daily practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation upon arriving home, and eight months later I enrolled in a month long immersive teacher training led by direct students of Yogi Bhajan, in order to share with others what has been so impactful in my own experience.” -Luke McKim

    Shiona McIntosh-Mindfulness teacher

    mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

    Meditation @ Noon

    Mindful MDs

    MBSR 8 week program

    Denise has been teaching yoga at GoodLife Fitness for two years.  She began her yoga path with YogaFit, the largest yoga school in North America.  It started as a complement to BodyPump, which she also teaches at GoodLife Fitness.  It has taken her down a path to a 200-hour RYT certificate, and 100 hours of Warriors (trauma sensitive) training.  She teaches a Vinyasa style yoga, but loves a slow-flow, that is safe and adaptable for a wide range of fitness levels and age groups.  She loves to learn, and is planning on continuing with further training in the future.  She enjoys a very healthy and fit lifestyle and her five grandchildren call her Nene.

    Denise Anderson-yoga teacher
    deneneyoga@gmail.com

    Intro to Yoga

    Flow

    I am a teacher who also teaches yoga. I am passionate about this practice and the healing found within its domain. I am a survivor of numerous physical injuries and have many times noted how ‘yoga has saved me’ (and on many levels!). After practicing yoga for over 20 years, a long-time dream of mine to become a certified yoga instructor has been fulfilled and the journey of self-discovery and helping others continues for me on another level. I have learned that the joy and contentment we are able to access from within when we are on our mats is something of a different level than what we find out in our everyday world. Anyone else feel this way when they make it to their mat? The power to choose is incredible. Every time we choose to practice, we nurture ourselves and through our practice we are able to access and pull happy and good and nice right into our world. Yoga has incredible power, if only we choose to tap into it, we can reap its endless bounty. Yoga offers time and space that is yours alone. One of the best gifts of this practice is how we learn about ourselves by spending time with ourselves. We learn about our edge, our limitations, our true self, and we remember our divine essence and we connect with ourselves. Remembering and seeing how beautiful we really are, we leave our shared practice feeling connected, healed, and ready to sprinkle our feel-good to others and truly be the change we want to see in this world. The world needs calm, loving, kind, happy people. In our busy, hectic lives we need to squeeze this in. It matters because you matter and you deserve to know the very best version of you who you can present confidently out there to the rest of the world to shine brightly in all your glory and beauty. So come get yours, feel supported and safe, then come back for more soon. ~Namaste, friends. *Beth presently teaches a Vinyasa gentle flow class, chair yoga, and kid’s yoga. Her next goal is to become certified in Yin Yoga. * Services are offered in both English and French

    Beth Whalen- yoga teacher, Mindfulness Practices

    bethwhalenyoga@gmail.com

    Yoga & Mindfulness

    Emelie Hubert- yoga teacher
    yayayoga.emelie@gmail.com

    Yin Yoga

    My yoga journey started at a young age, with my Aunt Martha teaching yoga in her own studio as a Master Hatha Yoga Instructor. During my thirties, my yoga practices stopped while raising 4 active teenagers and working full time. In 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and resumed my yoga practice during my chemotherapy and radiation treatments. According to my doctors, my recovery was exceptional, and in large part, credit yoga, mediation and staying positive for my gift of life. After my full recovery, I wanted to give back, and help others going through cancer treatments. After discussions with my two yoga mentors (Emelie and Amanda), I decided to attend Kripalu School of Yoga for my initial 200 hours yoga training and I have not looked back since. Yoga is a special gift in life, and I want to share it with all interested in the practice. The joy, peace and inner-self connection of yoga is what the world could use more of today.

    Betsy Griswold- yoga teacher
    betsy@yogabybetsy.com

    Gentle Kripalu Yoga & Yoga 4 Cancer

    After completing her 200 hr yoga certification with Jenny Kierstead in 2008, Sandy soon went on to do teacher training with Jennifer Reiss, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, as well as with master teacher, Judith Lasater, Restorative Yoga. Sandy is passionate about helping others ‘still the mind’ while moving towards healing and transformation. In the past eight years Sandy has successfully introduced yoga nidra to students of all ages in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. In the interest of continued studies and expansion of her own knowledge base, she has studied with Jim Hopper (Kripalu), Buddhism & Yoga: Harnessing Key Brain Circuitries for Healing & Happiness, as well she has recently been attuned to Reiki Master/Teacher with Jocelyn Clark (Fredericton).

    Sandy Lund-yoga Teacher

    sandyjlund@yahoo.com

    Yoga Nidra

    Cynthia began her study of yoga with Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio and has benefitted greatly from further work and study with Stephanie Calhoun and Paul Grilley. She has also undertaken studies in Ayurveda and ayur yoga with Stephanie Calhoun and through Kripalu and continues advanced work with Paul Grilley, as well as various yoga teacher training workshops.  Also during the past few years, Cynthia has devoted herself to the study and practice of Buddhism. Most recently, she completed a two year intensive meditation and study program with True North Insight. In the fall, she will begin a Mentorship Program for insight/vipassana meditation teachers, again through TNI. Cynthia teaches hatha vinyasa and yin yoga, both with an Ayurvedic approach. A firm believer in the unique characteristics of each student, her classes are accessible to all. She seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment where each person can find balance of body, mind and spirit through the practice of yoga.

    Cynthia Davis-yoga teacher
    samking@nb.sympatico.ca

    Yin Yoga

     Margo Bent is an active senior who is currently qualified to teach Chair Yoga, and to lead Laughter Yoga Classes. She also has achieved her Reiki Level 2 certificate. Always interested in wellness and health care strategies, Margo began her career as a Professional Dietitian. She operated a successful practice in Fredericton as a Nutrition Consultant from 1979 to 1996 when she moved to Nova Scotia to be closer to aging relatives. During the early years in Nova Scotia, Margo volunteered with many health - related community groups, and taught the “You Count, Calories Don’t” program.  From 2001 – 2011, Margo switched directions and opened a small clothing store known as “The Clothes Basket” which featured clothing made in Atlantic Canada. In 2012, she went back to her Home Economics roots and developed “Nona’s Preserves”, creating a line of specialty jams, jellies and fruit vinegars, which eventually found their way into the retail market, and which can be found at select locations in Nova Scotia until supplies run out. (Production may possibly resume in Fredericton this fall.) After participating in Chair Yoga classes for many years, and realizing the many benefits to her aging body, Margo decided to participate in a teacher training program so that she could share these benefits with others. She has found that she loves teaching chair yoga at many different levels from beginner to advanced and particularly enjoys teaching clients in nursing homes, both those who are mobile and those confined to wheelchairs.  Since wellness is more than just exercise and nutrition, qualifying as a  Laughter Yoga Leader came next, and sometimes this practice finds its way into Margo’s Chair Yoga classes in subtle ways, as part of her firm belief that physical movement should be joyful, not painful. Margo has recently returned to Fredericton to live and is looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family, and to continue to develop her lifelong loves of learning and teaching. Contact: margo.chairyoga@gmail.com or text 902-955-1467

    Margo Bent- Chair yoga instructor

    margo.chairyoga@gmail.com

    Chair Yoga

    Pamela Hamilton has been engaged in Yoga practice for over 35 years and is grateful to Anne Van Durmen, her first instructor in London ON, for deeply nourishing her love of various styles of yoga. Pamela’s practice includes Yang, Yin and Meditation. In 2019, a desire to deepen her practice led Pamela to complete the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at SemperViva Yoga (since closed) in Vancouver, BC. This was followed, in 2020, by the opportunity to attain certification as a Yin Teacher, with Dianna Batts and Bernie Clark (author, teacher and creator of YinYogaa.com) and to study Meditation with Nathalie Keiller. Pamela credits Yoga and Meditation (and her surgeon) for her recovery from a shattered tibial plateau in 2017 and  navigating the current COVID-19 pandemic with equanimity. Although it was not her plan to teach, Pamela is excited to embark on doing just that, at Brookside Wellness Centre, to offer her guidance in the self-discovery that is the practice of Yoga. Pamela gratefully acknowledges Emelie Hubert and Shiona McIntosh for their encouragement and support.

    Pamela Hamilton-yoga teacher

    hamilton.pj9@gmail.com

    Yin Yoga

    Luke is a man of compassion on a never-ending journey of discovery. A KRI certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher, Luke is passionate about helping people to empower themselves through these transformative practices so that they can live authentically as their True expression. As a certified recovery coach through Recovery 2.0 with Tommy Rosen, Luke is dedicated to helping people to uncover the unconscious patterns driving their thought process and behavior, to cultivate awareness of past conditioning, and to step into greater freedom and ease of being. Additional Yoga training with various Indian and international yogic masters, including Anand Mehrotra, founder of Sattva Yoga, and Kia Miller, founder of Radiant Body Yoga, have forged Luke into a seeker of Truth, who embraces a holistic approach to wellbeing. Having taught yoga and meditation internationally since 2016 in locations such as Costa Rica, California, and New Mexico, Luke is excited to bring these teachings to Fredericton. “I first experienced these practices in 2015 on a Recovery 2.0 retreat in Costa Rica. I had been struggling with depression and substance use disorder for many years, and after just a few days of practicing Kundalini Yoga and meditation, I experienced a profound awakening. My self-defeating, negative, mental thought loops finally quieted down and I was able to access the beauty which is always present. I reconnected with the core of who I really am, a loving person who cares deeply for the wellbeing of himself and others. I began a daily practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation upon arriving home, and eight months later I enrolled in a month long immersive teacher training led by direct students of Yogi Bhajan, in order to share with others what has been so impactful in my own experience.” -Luke McKim

    Luke McKim-yoga teacher

    yogamckim@gmail.com

    Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

    Carla ‘Kat’ Sheppard ‘accidently’ discovered Dolores Cannon and Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) in the summer of 2017.  She was immediately intrigued by Dolores and admired her as a pioneer and trail blazer in her field.  Dolores started out as a past-life regressionist and evolved into a metaphysical expert over her 50-year career.  Dolores bravely shared her discoveries from QHHT sessions in interviews, conferences and within her 17 published books.  Carla became a QHHT practitioner in Spring 2018 and found that QHHT works just as Dolores Cannon had explained.  QHHT provides the client with exactly what they need at the time.  This is because the information being accessed in these hypnosis sessions is coming directly from the Clients Higher Self/Soul Self.  “The Higher Self is the part of ourselves that is trying to talk to us all the time, but we typically dismiss the information.  This is the part of Self that has all the information we need to lead healthy, fulfilled lives.”     In addition to QHHT, Carla discovered Beyond Quantum Hypnosis (BQH) and became certified. This training was developed by Candace Craw-Goldman who was an original student of Dolores Cannon.  BQH fosters the belief that every practitioner has a unique set of talents and encourages the incorporation of all their modalities into a BQH session.  These sessions can also be offered online which allows for an individualized and accessible experience.  Carla also avidly studies the power of the human mind and knows how easily we create joyous lives when the heart, mind and soul are in connection.  This helps clients allow all the benefit of the hypnosis sessions into their everyday lives.  Should you wish to obtain more information, please contact Carla at katshep444@gmail.com or by phone (506) 262-7747.

    Carla "Kat" Sheppard-Quantum Hypnosis

    katshep444@gmail.com

    Bev’s strong interest in yoga philosophy took her to India in 2017 to practice and learn more. During this time, she learned how to blend traditional yogic practices with modern-day life, both on and off the mat. She learned that yoga benefits everyone regardless of shape, size, age, or health. In addition to her 200 hour teacher training, she is also Yoga for All certified, focusing on making yoga accessible to everyone. Her interest lies in slow, mindful practices incorporating mindfulness, breath work, and light asana.

    Bev Matthewson-yoga teacher

    beveyom@gmail.com

    Lunchtime Breather

    Nancy brings 20 years of teaching yoga and meditation and well over 1,000 training hours to her classes.  Most of her teaching experience involves working with pain management, stress management, pre- and post-natal yoga, and various physical limitations.  Her trainings in specialty areas include yoga for a better back, pre- and post-natal yoga, yoga for breast health, yoga for the aging body, yoga for arthritis, and yin yoga.  She has also completed both Level 1 and Level 2 of teacher training for iRest yoga nidra meditation.  Her yoga classes are gentle and inherently mindful, and each class ends with a guided meditation and then resting in silence.  She also offers private and semi-private sessions to those who wish to develop a home practice or who wish to learn how to adapt yoga poses to better fit their particular needs while in class.  Beyond yoga, Nancy holds a B.A. in French with a minor in psychology and a B.Ed. in French as a Second Language with a minor in educational psychology and is the mother of a teenager and a young adult.  Maintains Yoga Alliance accreditation.

    Nancy Anderson-Guest yoga teacher

    nancyanderson1002@gmail.com

    Gentle Yoga & IRest Yoga Nidra

    Sally discovered Nia in Tatmagouche, Nova Scotia in the Spring of 2015 at a weekend Moving To Heal Retreat.Nia spoke to her after the first song. She searched for Nia teachers in Fredericton and found that the only person who had a Nia certification was not teaching it.This led Sally to search out every opportunity to find Nia when she travelled to other parts of Canada.During her search she discovered the NIA PALOOZA weekend in London Ontario.She travelled there for the annual Palooza weekend in May 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.In November 2017 Sally travelled to Lansing, Michigan, to take her NIA WHITE BELT training under the guidance of master black belt Winalee Zeeb. Sally’s love for movement with music is unparalleled. Sally has offered classes throughout Fredericton in several spaces and as part of wellness initiatives in workplaces since May 2018.Covid in 2020 precluded live classes. Sally looks forward to sharing Nia’s guided moves with you. You will be guided through the graceful moves that Nia provides and you will feel the joy and peace that your body feels as you move. Every body needs to listen to its own rhythms and needs. Nia fully supports this. Nia improves your mobility, dexterity and agility. 

    Sally Wells-Guest NIA teacher

    sallywells@bellaliant.net

    NIA

    Kayte Turner- yoga teacher

    yoga.kayte@gmail.com

    Yin Yoga

  • Stimulating the mind to look past its habitual patterns.

  • F.A.Q.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I bring to class? And what is the current studio protocol?

     

     

    -Use of studio props is now permitted. However due to our desire to keep everyone as safe as possible, please consider bringing the following items to class with you.

    -yoga mat

    -warm, heavy blanket

    -towel to cover neck pillows

    -Queen or King sized pillowcase(s) to place over your yoga bolster- this is a necessary item in order to use our studio bolsters or meditation cushions.

    -water bottle

     

    -Please arrive 15 minutes before your class to allow all students and teacher time to get settled.

     

    -Masks are no longer required, but you may be asked to wear a mask until you are settled on your mat.

     

    -You must sanitize your hands at the door when you arrive, and also before you take any props from the prop room.

     

    -After class, any BWC gear that you used is to be left on the studio floor.

     

    -Please come back as often as you can and take your lessons from the yoga mat home with you to share with others! Thank You!!

     

    What hours are you open?

    Mindfulness & Yoga- We are only open during scheduled class/workshop times. You are welcome to drop in to attend classes but if you have questions it is best to contact us prior to a visit as teachers will often be teaching and unavailable for general inquiries.

     

    For Carla- please contact Carla to set up an appointment. Daytime hours and online sessions available.

     

     

     

    How do I sign up?

    You must pre-register for all classes.

    Please get in touch with the teacher of the class you'd like to attend, and they will let you know if there is a space for you. E-transfer is our preferred method of payment.

     

    Mindfulness 8 week program requires pre-registration via the website at www.bwcfredericton.com

     

    Hypnosis sessions- contact Carla at katshep444@gmail.com

    Do you offer private classes or community events?

    Yes! Some of our teachers offer private one on one lessons. If this is of interest to you, please email the teacher directly to inquire about scheduling and cost.
     
    Community work- some of our teachers are out and about doing great work in the community- watch for them elsewhere, and please contact them directly if you are interested in booking a session for your event or workplace

    What should I wear?

    Dress comfortably in loose, stretchy clothes that allow you to breathe and move freely.

    Are there change rooms?

    Yes! You can change in our bathroom!

    Studio Etiquette

    1. Arrive 15 min prior to class.
    2. Enter & arrange props quietly.
    3. Save discussions for after class.
    4. Turn off devices (not vibrate).
    5. Don't judge yourself or others for forgetting any of these, we are all here to have fun and grow :)

    Is BWC a scent free space?

    We use natural unscented products to clean the studio and props. We occasionally host an essential oil workshop, but do not use diffusers in the studio.

    Please be aware of the effect your scented body products may have on others!

     

  • Creating an environment which is welcoming and free of judgments.

  • Contact Us

    Brookside Mall 435 Brookside Dr, Fredericton, NB E3A 8V4, Canada

     

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