Our December 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 has some lovely seasonal offerings this month to help you find some ease amidst the pre-Christmas rush.
Please pay attention to our Facebook page for any last minute changes, additions or cancellations. Pre-registration is still a MUST as is proof of vaccination against Covid-19. Please see our Student Information Page for a review of the updated protocols.
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)
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 Margofirstname.lastname@example.org or text, 902 955 1467
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- email@example.com
Intro to Yoga ***returning to schedule in 2022***
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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- email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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- email@example.com
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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- email@example.com
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 classe on December 28th this month to welcome in the New Year! (20$ for 90 minute class)
With Sandy- firstname.lastname@example.org
Make time during this ‘season of giving’ for the gift of self-care.
This special offering will consist of gentle movement, mindfulness meditation, affirmations, Yoga Nidra ~ all supported with Reiki.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
To register email Sandy, email@example.com
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 Shiona
To read about the program and sign up, go to www.bwcfredericton.com or to Mindfulness tab in Menu Bar at top of page.
Mindfulness consultations- available with Shiona who is an experienced Mindfulness instructor. If you are feeling stuck in your practice, are lacking motivation or inspiration, or simply don't know how to get started, contact Shiona to help you brainstorm ways to revitalize your meditation practice.
Mindfulness and Yoga programs- four week programs are often offered at BWC. Shiona and Beth Whalen often team up for these or one-off pop up classes. Beth is also an experienced Mindfulness practitioner, and has certification in the Mindful Schools program.
Mindful MD program- a four week program for practicing or retired MDs, now being offered around the province, currently in English only. If interested, email Shiona at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Mindfulness programs- we are keen to help out in whatever way we can by spreading the word about the benefits of Mindfulness across all sectors. Please ask us if your group or workplace is interested in a Mindfulness presentation or workshop.
Reiki in The Reiki Room
BWC is proud to offer in person Reiki sessions beginning in December!
Home of Reiki is a two person business, featuring Shiona and Sandy, both Reiki Masters who have paired their passion for Reiki and wellness. Shiona will be offering in person or distant Reiki sessions on Tuesdays, beginning December 7th. Sandy will be offering in person or distant Reiki sessions on Thursdays, beginning in January, 2022.
To book with Shiona: email@example.com
To book with Sandy: firstname.lastname@example.org
BWC welcomes Kim Kilfoy to our team of Reiki practitioners!
Kim's Reiki business is called Holistic Reiki Revive, and Kim will be offering Reiki sessions in the evenings only from 6-9 pm.
She will be offering Usui Reiki treatments, a Japanese healing technique to help boost self healing.
To book with Kim: email@example.com
For information please visit holisticreikirevive.business.site, or Facebook.
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 McIntosh-Mindfulness teacher/ Reiki Master
Meditation @ Noon
MBSR 8 week program
Home of Reiki
Intro to Yoga
Beth Whalen- yoga teacher, Mindfulness Practices
Pamela Hamilton-yoga teacher
Gentle Kripalu Yoga & Yoga 4 Cancer
Breagh Christie- yoga teacher
Awaken and Restore
Sandy Lund-yoga Teacher/ Reiki Master Teacher
Yoga Nidra and Reiki Sessions
Home of Reiki
Margo Bent- Chair yoga instructor
Sally Wells-Guest NIA teacher
Nancy Anderson- yoga teacher
Gentle Yoga & IRest Yoga Nidra
Kim Kilfoy- Reiki Master
Holistic Reiki Revive
Kayte Turner- yoga teacher
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.
-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.
-Please arrive 15 minutes before your class to allow all students and teacher time to get settled. Proof of double vaccination is required- can be emailed or presented at the door with ID.
-Masks are required 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!!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at http://carlasheppard.com
Yes! You can change in our bathroom!
We use natural unscented products to clean the studio and props.
There is some use of essential oils in The Reiki Room with consent of client.
Please be aware of the effect your scented body products may have on others!
Brookside Mall 435 Brookside Dr, Fredericton, NB E3A 8V4, Canada
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