• Brookside Wellness Centre

  • Our Marvellous March Schedule is here!!!

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


    Keep your body limbered up during the cold months- give yourself a treat for mind, body and soul with any of our classes and offerings.

    All classes are beginner friendly! Feel free to contact any of our teachers with questions

  • 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


    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 is 60 minutes in length



    With Beth O- bethyoga4@gmail.com

    Flow and Yin


    Build strength, stability and flexibility through a flowing guided sequences then settle onto your mat to go deeper into the body for increased flexibility and circulation. This class is also designed for all levels and is 60-75 minutes in length.


    With Beth O- bethyoga4@gmail.com



    Introduction to Yoga


    This six 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



    Kripalu Gentle Yoga

    Gentle 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


    Kundalini Yoga ***NEW CLASS***


    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

    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

    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

    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


    Yoga 4 Cancer -returning in April




    Yoga 4 Cancer method is gentle and restorative. Additionally, it is an evidence-informed style focusing on the scientific foundation of movement and breath as well as focusing on the special needs of cancer patients or survivors. Yoga 4 Cancer 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


    Mindfulness and Yoga 4 week series ***New for 2020***

    Join Mindfulness educators, Shiona and Beth W. in this informative and experiential style program where participants gain knowledge in Mindfulness education, followed by a deep immersion in guided Mindfulness meditation and yoga practices each week. Both practices are unifying for body and mind. This program is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators and yogis

    Cost is 120$

    To pre register, please email Beth at bethwhalenyoga@gmail.com



    Sound Bath Meditation

    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



    6 Week Yin Yoga Series *** NEW for 2020*** Stay tuned for next 6 week offering

    Are you curious about Yin Yoga? Has your practice become routine - same poses every time? Whether you're new to Yin or you're looking to explore a deeper practice, this 6-week series is for you. Each week we'll dive deep into a couple of poses, exploring their variations and how they feel in YOUR body. We'll discuss how all bodies are unique and how we fit the pose to the person. We'll follow this deep dive with a Yin practice.

    Yin Yoga is a counterbalance to our busy way of life. It's a space where you can slow down and bring some calm to your body and mind. You come as you are and work on becoming less stiff, less stressed, more flexible. Come discover what Yin Yoga has to offer.

    If you have any questions about this class, please contact Kayte Turner at yoga.kayte@gmail.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





    Carla "Kat" Sheppard has joined our BWC family, and will be offering in person and online sessions, starting in January. Please stay tuned for further details.


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

    Essential Oils Workshops

    Please contact Patti or Eric directly if you have any questions about upcoming workshops

    Workshop attendance is FREE

  • 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

    Mindful MDs

    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

    Introduction to Yoga

    Restorative Yoga

    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 &Yoga and Mindfulness Series

    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

    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


    Yoga Nidra

    Kayte Turner- Yin Yoga


    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


    Kundalini Yoga

    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

    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-Hypnotherapist


    Quantum Healing Hypnosis

    Patti’s passion for essential oils is at the core of her focus to create a life of Joy, Health and Freedom.  She has been teaching about the foundations of natural wellness for 8 years, travelling from coast to coast to demonstrate how simple health habits can lead to massive positive results over time.  Beyond food and exercise, Patti teaches the importance of repairing the physical effects of stress and reducing toxic load.  As a Leader for doTERRA Essential Oils, Patti will empower you to take control of your own health.  She firmly believes that with the right tools and resources, and a health-focussed community for support, you can handle 80% of health issues in the home.

    Patti Tinholt- Essential Oils Consultant


    Essential Oils Workshops

  • 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


    Hypnosis sessions- contact Carla at katshep444@gmail.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. We occasionally host an essential oil workshop, but do not use diffusers in the studio on a regular basis.

    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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