• Brookside Wellness Centre

  • Our Super September schedule!!!

    Please see our Facebook Page for details re upcoming events. You can download PDF of schedule from Menu bar


    Start your fall off with good habits- pick and choose from our lovely array of classes- all classes are beginner friendly (:

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

    Barry Boyce

  • Class Descriptions

    Yoga Classes: $15/class drop-in rate ($12/class seniors & students)
    Savings: 5-class punch cards are available
    Payment: Cash Only
    Please contact the individual instructor (listed in the Specialists section and bottom of studio schedule) with any questions you may have.


    Chair Yoga


    Chair yoga is perfect for those with arthritis/ limited mobility, previous injury, vertigo


    Feel supported and held safely in this gentle yet effective chair yoga class. By moving with a gentle flow that matches our breath, we will release neck, shoulder and back tension. While seated we will also find release in foot and toes movements the will help stimulate our overall sense




    With Beth W.- bethwhalenyoga@gmail.com


    Beth offers services in both English and French


    Compassion Yoga

    Compassion Flow Yoga is 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 moving you toward a state of compassionate, non judgmental witness consciousness. In essence, to "stay present" both on and off the yoga mat.

    This class is appropriate for all levels


    With Betsy- betsy@yogabybetsy.com


    Earth Rain- Gentle Vinyasa Flow



    With Beth W- bethwhalenyoga@gmail.com



    Flow & Let Go

    Come and enjoy this luscious combination class which offers a series of flowing postures, ending in relaxing Yin to stretch the connective tissue out before you start or end your day


    With Beth O- bethyoga4@gmail.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
    Questions?  Contact Shiona at mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

    Restorative Yoga

    The purpose of Restorative Yoga is healing. In order to heal, we must reduce stress, both physically and emotionally. We use props to completely support the body to allow you to hold poses longer and to allow the muscles to relax deeply. A wonderful practice that encourages rest, relaxation, and a reset of mind and body
    With Denise- deneneyoga@gmail.com

     Slow Flow Yoga- with Denise or Shannon



    With Denise
    Our yoga practice will be formatted with a series of poses linked by breath and movement. It will improve flexibility, strength, balance, and the mind-body connection. It is suitable for all levels and age groups.


    With Shannon

    This class is for all levels. Slow Flow allows yogis to learn the postures and recognize the breath, while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class.



    Please contact individual teacher if you have specific questions!


    Denise- deneneyoga@gmail.com

    Shannon-  Hgzks@stu.ca




    Yin Yoga

    Come and stretch out the connective tissue in this delicious 60 or 75 minute class with Emelie- geared for keeping you moving through the cold winter months with ease and confidence


    With Emelie- yayayoga.emelie@gmail.com

    With Elizabeth-yogaann@outlook.com

    Yin Yoga,Sound and Meditation for Lyme and other Autoimmune Diseases

    This class is specifically designed to combine gentle movement, sound ( crystal bowls and vocals) and meditation to support people experiencing the symptoms of Lyme disease and other autoimmune conditions/diseases based on recommendations from Dr. Richard Horowitz’s book ” Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease”.


    Focus will be on the gentle elongation of tissue to increase ease of movement . Guided meditations will target the strengthening of bodily systems such as the immune system and promote relaxation in the face of bodily disease. Modifications can be made for those unable to lay on the floor.


    Elizabeth has been using yin yoga for many years to increase mobility throughout her own decade long experience with Lyme disease and its many complications.


    With Elizabeth- yogaann@outlook.com



    Yoga Flow/Noon Express Flow

    For those new to yoga who may be a bit hesitant to go to a yoga class, or for those wishing to revisit the basics of yoga- join Beth O in these beginner yoga classes- linking breath to gentle guided movement- getting you set up for a lifetime of yoga enjoyment!


    Noon Express- a midday movement forty minute flow class to energize your Monday



    with Beth O- bethyoga4@gmail.com

    Yoga 4 Cancer




    Yoga 4 Cancer method is gentle and restorative. Additionally, it is an evidence-informed style focusing on the scientific foundation of movement and breath, focusing on the special needs of cancer patients or survivors, and to avoid cancer recurrence. It is a global network of trained teachers, resources, research initiatives and strong partnerships that are focused on providing the quality of support cancer survivors need and want. As a Yoga 4 Cancer trained teacher and cancer survivor, I am aware of and understand the cautions and risks in generic yoga styles for cancer survivors. This provides a unique perspective on which postures (asanas) work best, and which DO NOT WORK and could be harmful. The immune system, including the lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, skeletal/muscular system, respiration system and nervous system are all relative to the movements with Yoga 4 Cancer. Cancer takes your breath away… yoga gives it back. Allow several months of weekly Yoga 4 Cancer practice to feel the long-term changes within you. (https://y4c.com)


    With Betsy- betsy@yogabybetsy.com


    Kripalu Yoga and Yoga 4 Cancer certified and member of Yoga Alliance.



    Yoga Nidra

    Yoga Nidra is deep rest for the body, mind and spirit.  It 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 intuition, deep peace and joy.  Nothing to do but lie down and listen.  No experience necessary
    With Sandy- sandyjlund@yahoo.com

    Sound Bath Meditation- watch our FB page for offerings!

    Join trained sound therapist and yoga teacher Elizabeth as she plays quartz crystal, alchemy and Tibetan bowls to create a sound landscape for participants to explore their potential for enhanced states of wellness in their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being.


    Sound healing uses the power of sound and vibration to restore one’s body, mind and spirit to a sense of balance and harmony. Techniques vary but involve the application of sound waves and harmonic vibrations to the physical and subtle bodies through the use of instruments including the voice.


    With Elizabeth- yogaann@outlook.com



  •  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 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




    Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

    For Acupuncture and Massage Therapy please contact Alana Parmigiani at:

    (506) 238-8068 or alanaparmigiani@gmail.com




    1 hour acupuncture session $80.00 (no hst)

    1 hour massage therapy $80.00 +hst


    *treatments are covered by most extended health insurance plans with direct billing available


    Alana is an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick, The Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists, and the Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists.


    To learn more about the benefits of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy please click on the following links:




    Private yoga instruction

    Please contact individual teachers directly, using emails found in Specialists section
  • 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.

    Shiona is a family doctor, currently practicing at the Gibson Clinic in Marysville, who is committed to wellness and healthy living. She values the preventive aspects of medicine, and has learned how beneficial mindfulness practices can be in contributing to overall health. She is thrilled to be opening the Brookside Wellness Centre and to be working with such a wonderful group of people. Shiona is native to New Brunswick, and has lived in Fredericton with her family for the past 11 years. She obtained her MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland and since living in Fredericton has completed several levels of Mindfulness training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. Mindfulness tools are complementary to traditional medicine and overall health can be improved by cultivating mindfulness skills. Re-awakening our mind-body connection can help to guide us on a path toward living a fuller, more authentic life.

    Shiona McIntosh

    Mindfulness Instructor


    Meditation @ Noon

    MBSR 8 week program

    Yoga has been part of my life for over 8 years now.  Growing up with athletic based exercise, I thought yoga did not fit into my schedule because who has time for “just a stretching class”.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.  Yoga has help me become stronger and more flexible both physically and mentally.  As I move through life with my husband and two busy teenage boys, I have become so much more aware of how yoga can help so many aspects of peoples everyday life whether its helping with postures from sitting at a desk, prevention of injuries in sports ( and really, life in general) or even stress reduction.  The list goes on.   I completed my 200 hour vinyasa based training through Breathing Space with founders Jenny Kierstead and Blair Abbass.  This includes a double certification of 200 hour yoga teacher training along with Yoga in Schools certification.  Their teachings on and off of the mat are inspirational.  I will always be a student of the practice as I crave to learn more about the other disciplines of yoga that I have experienced in attending classes over the years and bring it back to the mat to share with my clients.  My classes provide informative sequential movement, with a bit of playfulness,  bringing the mind, body and breath together, leaving you refreshed , nourished and balanced.  Classes are for ALL ages and ALL levels, encouraging modifications when necessary and the use of props for support. Making the practice accessible for all, meeting people where they are, as they are, is one of my biggest goals, breaking the “I could never do yoga” barrier.

    Beth O'Donnell- yoga teacher

    Noon Express Flow/ Yoga Flow/ Flow and Let Go

    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

    Slow 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

    Chair Yoga & Earth Rain Yoga

    Emelie Hubert- yoga teacher

    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

    Compassion 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


    Yoga Nidra

    Born and raised in Nash Creek NB, Shannon moved to Fredericton to attend St. Thomas University and fell in love with the beautiful city. Her love of yoga began in 2011, when she tried her first yoga class. Shannon fell in love with the physical and mental benefits. Shannon will be offering a Slow Flow class Tuesday evenings. This class is for all levels. Slow Flow allows yogis to learn the postures and recognize the breath, while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class.

    Shannon Mallaley-yoga teacher


    Slow Flow

    Cynthia began her study of yoga with Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio and has benefitted greatly from further work and study with Stephanie Calhoun, Paul Grilley and Krishna Das and Sharon Salzburg.   She has also undertaken studies in Ayurveda and ayur yoga with Stephanie Calhoun and through Kripalu and continues advanced work with Paul Grilley. Cynthia teaches hatha vinyasa, yin yoga, Ayur yoga and therapeutic restorative yoga.   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

    Meditation @ Noon

     Alana has been a practicing Acupuncturist since 2009 and a Registered Massage Therapist since 2003. She holds a diploma in Advanced Acupuncture from the College of Acupuncture and Therapeutics, and a diploma in Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She also is a Certified Sports Massage Therapist and is currently registered with MARA and the CMTNB. Throughout the years, she has witnessed how acupuncture and massage affects the body and mind in many positive ways. Its powerful effect on the central nervous system can promote healing, improve sleep, provide pain relief, and better overall function for many individuals. These therapies have shown to be a valuable complementary tool for managing pain, stress, anxiety, and many other health conditions. Alana has had many years of experience working in a multi-disciplinary setting, and has worked in conjunction with a variety of healthcare practitioners. Outside of work she is a mother of two who enjoys fitness, practicing martial arts and yoga. Over the years she has learned the importance of incorporating both active and passive forms of therapy as a model for health and wellness in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury.

    Alana Parmigiani

    Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist

    Call 238 8068 to book

  • Stimulating the mind to look past its habitual patterns.

  • F.A.Q.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    How do I sign up?

    There is no need to sign up for most yoga classes- just show up! Some of our classes and workshops require pre-registration. This information would be posted on our Facebook page if this is the case


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





    Do you offer private classes?

    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.

    What do I bring to class?

    Just yourself! You might wish to bring a water bottle with you. We have mats, blankets and other props so you only need to bring those if you prefer to use your own.

    What should I wear?

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

    Are there change rooms?

    Yes! We have 2 spaces for changing. One is a designated change room and the other is our bathroom (:

    Studio Etiquette

    1. Arrive 5-15 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. Our massage therapist uses some scented body oils in her office which is separate from the studio.


    How do I make an appointment for acupuncture or massage therapy with Alana?

    To book a treatment with Alana you can call or text her at 238-8068 or email at alanaparmigiani@gmail.com.
    Treatments covered by most insurance companies
  • Creating an environment which is welcoming and free of judgments.

  • Contact Us

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


    WE do not have a telephone and are open only during class times or by appointment! Please send an email to general email or contact individual teacher