Our Jazzy July Schedule is here!
As we move into the heat of summer, consider joining us in our cool, beautiful studio for some you time on your mat.
Please see our Facebook Page for details re upcoming happenings & events. You can download PDF of schedule from Menu bar
IMPORTANT: If this is your first visit to BWC since the pandemic- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the document, "Information for Students"- below Teacher Information Page or in FAQ section
Please contact the individual teacher to PRE REGISTER for all classes due to current limitations on class sizes, or with any questions you may have about that class
Yoga Classes: $15/class drop-in rate ($12/class seniors & students)
Savings: 5-class punch cards are available from your teacher
Payment: E transfer or Cash (E Transfer is preferred)
Chair yoga is perfect for those with arthritis/ limited mobility, previous injury and 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 toe movements that will help stimulate our overall senses
With Beth W.- firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth offers services in both English and French
***NEW 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 Margoemail@example.com 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 is 60 minutes in length
With Beth O- firstname.lastname@example.org
Flow and Let Go
The first half of this class will combine movement with poses which build strength and endurance. Then we will ease into a series of yin poses to improve flexibility and enhance energy flow. The practice aims to promote a balance of effort and ease.
Fundamental Flow (will return to schedule in fall)
Informed by the principles of ayurveda, we combine flowing movement with strengthening and grounding postures to allow energy to flow and build inner fire and vigour. We end with deep relaxation.
Gentle Kripalu Yoga
Gentle Kripalu Yoga incorporates the practice of learning to be fully present in the moment. It's a form of training yourself to use deliberate muscles through breathing and helps move you toward a state of compassionate, non judgmental witness consciousness. In essence this yoga helps you to "stay present" both on and off the yoga mat.
This class is appropriate for all levels
With Betsy- email@example.com
Introduction to Yoga (will return to schedule in fall)
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Kundalini Yoga ***returning to schedule at a later date***
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:
-Kriya (a series of physical movements designed to bring about a desired effect, of which there are many)
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- email@example.com
Come for a short break during your busy day to unwind and let go. This class is a slow, gentle practice incorporating mindfulness, breath work, and light asana. It is appropriate for all students, from beginners to advanced practitioners - anyone looking to relax and slow down.
With Bev- 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
Questions? Contact Shiona at email@example.com
Restorative Yoga ***watch our FB page for Pop Ups of this class***
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Emelie's Yin class (will return to schedule in fall)
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- email@example.com
Candace's Yin class ***NEW CLASS***
These Sunday offerings are all about quieting the mind, settling into our heart center, allowing our body's the opportunity to release all tension we've been carrying and letting it all wash away. Starting out our week without a worry in the world, creating a peacefulness that carries forward as we tackle our day to day lives. Give yourself the gift of stillness while we support our body in this journey.
With Candace- firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga 4 Cancer (will return to schedule in fall)
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- email@example.com
Kripalu Yoga and Yoga 4 Cancer certified and member of Yoga Alliance.
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
With Sandy- firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE Yoga for Frontline Workers on Sunday afternoons
The staff at Brookside Wellness Centre will offer all frontline workers in healthcare and private industry FREE yoga classes in June and July. Different styles of yoga will be featured each week with classes led by a rotation of our talented teachers. This is our way of saying THANK YOU for going to work while we stayed home.
See schedule at top of page
Sound Bath Meditation ***please watch our FB page for Pop Ups for this class***
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- 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 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. Please stay tuned for further details.
To book an appointment with Carla, or to obtain more information, please contact Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Meditation @ Noon
MBSR 8 week program
Introduction to Yoga
Beth Whalen- yoga teacher, Mindfulness Practices
Gentle Kripalu Yoga & Yoga 4 Cancer
Bev Matthewson-yoga teacher
Sandy Lund-yoga Teacher
Flow & Let Go, Fundamental Flow, Yin Yoga
Margo Bent- Chair yoga instructor
Candace Raynes-yoga teacher
Kayte Turner- yoga teacher
Luke McKim-yoga teacher
Carla "Kat" Sheppard-Quantum Hypnosis
What changes have been made to BWC operations due to Covid-19?
Coming to BWC? Here’s what you need to know:
-if you have any symptoms suggestive of Covid-19, please stay home and call 811 for further instructions
-we are restricting use of some of our studio yoga props at this time. Please bring the following items to class with you if you can. Consider packing your yoga bag ahead of time with these necessary items:
-warm, heavy blanket
-towel to cover neck pillows
-Queen or King sized pillowcase(s) to place over your yoga bolster
-We must limit class sizes due to Covid-19. Therefore we are requiring that you email your teacher beforehand to secure a spot. You will be asked to e transfer payment for your classes ahead of time (if possible) to allow us a more cash-less system, and to allow for more efficiency at the door as you arrive
-Please arrive 15 minutes before your class to allow all students and teacher time to get settled.
-When you arrive at BWC, markers have been placed to remind you to socially distance six feet from each other at all times.
-Please wear a mask as you arrive and when you leave the studio as these may be times where socially distancing is not possible.
-You must sanitize your hands at the door when you arrive, and also before you take any props from the prop room
-There will only be one person in the prop room at a time. Please be patient as you wait your turn.
-After class, all BWC gear that you used is to be left on the studio floor. Your teacher will clean everything and put it away, according to protocol
-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.
Due to Covid-19, you must pre register for all classes due to space restrictions. 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.
Mindfulness 8 week program requires pre-registration via the website at www.bwcfredericton.com
Hypnosis sessions- contact Carla at email@example.com
DUE TO COVID-19 we are restricting access to our studio props. Please see the list of instructions included in the FAQ question about changes in BWC operations. Use of studio blocks,straps and bolsters still available but you must bring a pillowcase or towel in order to use our bolsters. Thank you for your patience as we all work through this together
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!
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