• Brookside Wellness Centre

  • August Schedule

    There have been a LOT of things to adjust to these last two years. 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.

    Please pay attention to our Facebook page for any last minute changes, additions or cancellations. Pre-registration is still a MUST as is distancing within the studio. Please see our Student Information Page for a review of the updated protocols. You can contact your teacher with any additional questions or concerns.


  • 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: variable prices, see Teacher Information page. If no price specified, 15$ for adults/ 12$ student or senior

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



    Chair Yoga  *** Returning in September***

    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 ***Returning in September***


    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

    Introduction to Gentle Yoga ***Returning in September***

    Gentle yoga is a wonderful way to increase flexibility and strength, reduce stress, and become more balanced in all aspects of your life. As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Betsy can provide beginners with a great deal of insight and guidance as you practice yoga. Betsy will answer your questions during your class, as well as help you achieve the proper posture for each pose in a knowledgeable yet kind, friendly, and compassionate environment.

    Through various key postures, each class will focus on:

    • Basics and Foundations of Yoga

    • Injury Prevention

    • Grounding Techniques

    • Self-awareness Development

    • Immune System Strengthening

    • Breath, Mindfulness & Meditation Techniques

    • Breakdown Proper Alignment of Postures (Asanas)

    • Explore Mental, Emotional & Energetic Effects


    With Betsy- betsy@yogabybetsy.com


    Meditation @Noon ***Zoom option now available***

    This is a guided mid-week Mindfulness meditation to help you connect with present moment awareness through guided seated meditation. Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment with openness and curiosity and a willingness to be with things as they are. Open to the public and no prior meditation experience is required.

    Entrance is by donation.

    If you'd like to participate virtually, I'd love to have you join us. Please email ahead of time to pre-register, and I'll give you the Zoom link. If you are making a donation, you can e-transfer to the email address listed below. Please sign on at least by 12:10 so I can start the class on time at 12:15.


    With Shiona- mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

    NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) *** Returning in September ***

    Warm up to Winter with Sally, certified White Belt Nia teacher on Saturdays at BWC. NIA is a holistic, playful approach to the mind, body and spirit. This "love your body" workout brings awareness and evokes joy, pleasure and comfort through movement and expression.
    With Sally- sallywells@bellaliant.net

    Pranayama for Wellbeing (Yogic Breathwork)  ***NEW CLASS ***

    What is Pranayama? Pranayama is one of the limbs of yoga that uses simple breathing exercises that have the potential to relieve stress, calm the nervous system, and create an overall sense of wellbeing.

    In this class, we will practice several different yogic breathing exercises which can be taken with you for use during the week and practiced any time. While the focus of this class will be breathwork, we will also incorporate some simple light yoga asana (postures).

    This class is suitable for all ages and physical abilities, and no previous pranayama experience is required. It is also suitable for those with previous pranayama/asana experience.

    Cost is 50$ for 4 weeks, or pay what you can


    With Bev- beveyom@gmail.com

    Hatha Yoga Flow

    For Beginners and All Levels

    .Have you ever wondered what Yoga would be like but felt intimidated to even try? Confused by the terms? Scared by the poses? Wanting to get more familiar with all that yoga has to offer?

    Are you an intermediate or advanced level yogi who is looking to dive back into the true meaning of yoga? To connect on a deeper level with your body beyond the deep and progressed yoga poses? To approach your practice more mindfully and with more understanding? To dive into an Ayurvedic lifestyle from all angles?

    .In this class we take it back to the Fundamentals, the basics. We will explore the true meaning and purpose of yoga, poses & names, Sanskrit terms explained to have you feeling more comfortable. We will explore the chakras, move through each fundamental yoga pose before diving into progressions in future classes. Bring understanding to different styles of yoga so you can understand the WHY. Explore meditation and Ayurvedic practices.

    Following the completion of this Foundational Series, we will dive deeper into the different types of yoga to incorporate Traditional Yoga, Hatha Flows, Meditation, Yin, etc. Each month will offer a different series. So, getting a seat in this class will continue to unravel different peaks and valleys of the path to YOUR Yoga as the months go on. With a seat in this class, you will also have first opportunity to register for any pop-up workshops or energy work sessions that I teach/offer.


    To summarize:



    Every Monday Evening (beginning June 6, 2022)

    7:30pm - 8:45/9pm

    Progressive Foundational Yoga Series

    *Start at the beginning, learn the history, learn the poses (step by step), how to breathe (and why), meditation, understand and experience the power of yoga and Ayurvedic Practices. Enjoy each class with immense purpose and potentially change your life (as my experience has done for me).

    With Mandy- mandymariehunter@outlook.com

    Restorative and 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 uses Restorative Yoga postures to prepare the body rest and surrender. Sandy has been guiding students to calmness and wellbeing since 2008 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 on occasion (20$ for 90 minute class)


    With Sandy- sandyjlund@yahoo.com

    Yin Flow

    Yin Flow is a very gentle moving class where postures are held for 1-3 minutes to invoke full relaxation and stretching for the whole body. This class is intended for any body type, as many props and supports are used to support the body. Inserting gentle movement encourages synovial fluid to move about to those spots that need it the most. Indulge in this deeply nourishing and healing class and (mindfully!) leave while floating on a cloud. Namaste!
    with Beth- bethwhalenyoga@gmail.com


    Yin Yoga

    Emelie's Yin class *** Returning in September***

    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 *** Returning in September ***

    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

    Special Additions

    A Midsummer Night's Renewal

    Join Sandy and Shiona for this relaxing evening- come prepared to enjoy a combination of gentle movement, meditation, hands on Reiki and Yoga Nidra. All designed to help you recharge and renew as you let your mind and body sink into a state of bliss.


    With Sandy and Shiona- sandyjlund@yahoo.com or mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com


    Networking and Namaste

    Please join us for this studio promotional event, hosted by Mary-Ellen Landry REALTOR/ Keller-Williams Capital Realty. The afternoon will give the option of signing up for one of two yoga classes taught by Emelie and Nancy, or the chance to sign up for a short Reiki session. If you are a long time student of yoga or a total newbie to yoga and Reiki- ALL are welcome.

    If you are interested, please RSVP on Facebook with Mary- Ellen, https://fb.me/e/4x8MWWRQM

    There is no charge to attend this event.

  •  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 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 mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com


    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 a full slate of Reiki offerings. We are filling up The Reiki Room with great practitioners and wonderful energy.


    In March Rose Flynn joined us in The Reiki Room! Rose is an Integrative Intuitive Reiki Master Healer. She is completing her studies in Reflexology and will also be offering this modality at some point in the future. Rose will be working on Wednesdays and alternate Friday/Saturdays. To contact Rose:

    Reiki Rose and Reflexology (Facebook)


    506 261 1112

    We are also very pleased that Margo Bent joined us in The Reiki Room as a Reiki practitioner. Margo will be booking on Monday afternoons and can be contacted at reikiwithmargo@gmail.com


    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 Tuesday. Sandy will be offering in person or distant Reiki sessions on Thursdays.

    To book with Shiona: homeofreiki.shiona@gmail.com

    To book with Sandy: homeofreiki.sandy@gmail.com


    Kim Kilfoy continues to offer Reiki in the evenings.

    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: hreikirevive@gmail.com

    For information please visit holisticreikirevive.business.site, or Facebook.



    Ayurvedic Services- starting in September with Janet McGeachy




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

  • Our Teachers

    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/ Reiki Master


    Meditation @ Noon

    MBSR 8 week program

    Reiki sessions

    Mindfulness Consultations


    Bev enjoys traditional holistic Hatha Yoga, which took her to India to practice in 2017.  While there, she met several experts in meditation and pranayama, and continues to study and practice with them regularly.  Her interest is in applying these ancient yogic techniques  to every day modern life, while including students of all abilities and ages.  She was taught that yoga is for everyone, and that “if you can breathe, you can do yoga”.

    Bev Matthewson- yoga teacher


    Pranayama for Wellbeing

    (Yogic Breathwork)

    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


    Yin Flow

    in person and virtual classes

    Mandy discovered yoga and meditation many years ago while on the pursuit to rescue herself from years of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. She found comfort and healing in adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle, transforming her views of a healthy life to include mind, body and soul, together as one.   “I think when you experience first-hand how something can transform your life, you want to share that with everyone, no matter what it is. For me that is Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Energy work and healing. It all comes together as one. It has proven to be my path. The journey has been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined.”   Mandy has landed at a place where teaching Yoga is a passion. Helping to educate others on their own path and lead with a genuine and inclusive approach. She loves to share the history of yoga and the ancient origins, while guiding her students on an individualized journey.     Mandy’s favourite Yoga Styles are Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin. Going beyond her Yoga and Yin Certification, Mandy is certified as a Life Coach Practitioner, Reiki Master and Personal Fitness Specialist. She welcomes each and every student with an open energy to help them in their journey in any way she can.

    Mandy Hunter- yoga teacher


    Hatha Yoga Flow

    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

    Intro to Gentle 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/ Reiki Master Teacher


    Yoga Nidra 

    Group Past Life Regression

    Reiki Sessions


     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/ Reiki Practitioner



    Chair Yoga

    Reiki sessions

    Emelie Hubert- yoga teacher

    Yin Yoga

    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- yoga teacher


    Gentle Yoga & IRest Yoga Nidra

    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

    Intro to 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


    Yin Yoga

    "Meet Rose Flynn, an Integrative Intuitive Energy Healer and Reiki Master Teacher    After the unexpected passing of her husband in 2009, Rose was lead to the ancient healing art of Reiki.  Her profound experiences prompted a spiritual quest and healing journey that changed her life.  Rose became a Reiki Master Teacher of Traditional Usui Reiki in 2016 and has continued to expand her knowledge and understanding of energy modalities and healing.  She is a student of foot and hand reflexology and hopes to bring Reflexology to BWC in the near future.

    Rose Flynn- Reiki Master/Integrative Intuitive Energy Healer


    506 261 2112

    Reiki & Reflexology sessions

    Kayte Turner- Reiki Master


    Reiki sessions

    Kim Kilfoy- Reiki Master


    Reiki Sessions

    Holistic Reiki Revive

    Breagh recently completed her 200-hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training with Anuttara Yoga, under the guidance of Guruji Raj Kumar of the Shivoham Tradition. From a young age, Breagh has been practicing yoga and what began as purely a physical practice for her has since grown into a philosophy of life that supports her in every moment. Breagh is passionate about all that this beautiful, ancient practice has to offer and is excited to create a trauma sensitive space where students feel safe to fully connect with themselves. Committing to an open, humble, supportive and creative environment, Breagh hopes to instill a sense of autonomy within her students where they feel empowered to show up as they are and follow their own intuitive wisdom as they are guided through the practice.

    Breagh Christie- Associate yoga teacher



    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



  • 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 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. Proof of double vaccination is required- can be emailed or presented at the door with ID.


    -Masks are optional. Please maintain distance between you and your neighbour.


    -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.


    The Reiki Room- appointments with all of our Reiki practitioners are by appointment only, and all studio protocols must be followed by Reiki clients as well.






    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. Teacher emails can be found in multiple sections above


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

    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!


  • 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 our general email if you have an inquiry or to the individual teacher's email to pre-register or with questions about classes.

    If you'd like to receive our monthly NEWSLETTER direct to your inbox, please send an email and we'll deliver!


    @Brookside Wellness Centre