Our Marvellous May Schedule is Here
There have been a LOT of changes going on these last few months. At BWC we all 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 a MUST for all classes as class sizes are limited due to the pandemic. All Covid protocols are in place so you can relax and feel safe in our beautiful, calming studio.
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)
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
Beth's Chair class***returning to schedule at a later date***
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.- email@example.com
Beth offers services in both English and French
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 Beth O- firstname.lastname@example.org
With Denise- email@example.com
Flow and Let Go ***returning to schedule at a later date***
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.
Lunch Break Yoga (Gentle Kripalu Yoga)
In this class Betsy will relax you from your morning and send you back for your afternoon by utilizing gentle Kripalu Yoga which 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 awareness. 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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Intro to Yoga
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- email@example.com
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- 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
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
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
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 2 students will look alike in any form. Suitable for all levels of experience.
With Pamela- firstname.lastname@example.org
Candace's Yin class ***returning to schedule at a later date***
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- email@example.com
Yoga 4 Cancer (will return to schedule at a later date)
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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- email@example.com
Yoga (Trauma Informed) & Mindfulness ***returning to schedule at a later date***
Research tells us that the majority of us will experience some type of trauma in our life. In the Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness class, participants are gently guided and supported as they safely explore their inner self through close, sustained attention to their mental state and to the body. Students are invited, with Mindfulness, to explore their state of mind and to release trauma and tension stored in the body through various yoga postures and movement. Added variations make this class accessible to ANY body.
Email Beth with questions or to register.
With Beth W- firstname.lastname@example.org
IRest Yoga Nidra Series
A meditative “sleep” that brings total relaxation to the body and deep rest and peace to the mind. Superb for managing all levels of daily stresses, anxiety, and trauma and for managing pain. Ideal for anybody.
40$/4 weeks or 15$ drop in
NIA - a Holistic Body Movement Experience
Sally is offering two dates for NIA this month
You will be gently guided through easy, free flowing moves to connect you body, heart and soul.
Through movement we find health. This is true in NIA. It combines several modalities, including yoga, tai chi and Duncan moves.
There is no wrong way to do NIA. You move your body in a way that brings ease and comfort. We will be in a no judgement zone and hold space for you whether you want to stand or be seated.
Reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com
Fee will be $12 payable at the door or via etransfer.
There are 7 spots open for April 17th.
Please connect with Sally to reserve your space and to let her know if you have questions about this joyful practice.
With Sally- firstname.lastname@example.org
12$- cash or e transfer
Sound baths are a relaxing experience wherein the participant is invited to relax on a mat and be surrounded by sounds created by crystal and Tibetan singing bowls. An accomplished vocalist, Elizabeth adds to the soundscape with her voice and various percussion instruments. Most participants note that the thinking mind is quieted completely through a sound bath and a feeling of profound wellness remains. Elizabeth offers individual sessions of sound therapy as well.
With Elizabeth- email@example.com
20$/ 15$ for students or senior
Surrender and Let Go
Join Sandy and Shiona for an evening of total CHILL. Find your centre, breathe and LET GO. All you need to do is show up and lie down as we guide you through some gentle movement and meditation practices.
With Sandy and Shiona- firstname.lastname@example.org
30$- spots are limited
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
Quantum Hypnosis sessions with Carla 'Kat' Sheppard are currently available online and in person (with safety measures in place)
Discover yourself with this deep regression technique to allow health, love and joy into your everyday life. Bring your questions on health, relationships, life missions and mystical experiences to your sessions.
To book an appointment with Carla, or to obtain more information, please contact Carla at email@example.com
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
Flow & Yin Yoga
Beth Whalen- yoga teacher, Mindfulness Practices
Yoga & Mindfulness
Gentle Kripalu Yoga & Yoga 4 Cancer
Sandy Lund-yoga Teacher
Flow & Let Go, Yin Yoga
Margo Bent- Chair yoga instructor
Pamela Hamilton-yoga teacher
Candace Raynes-yoga teacher
Bev Matthewson-yoga teacher
Nancy Anderson-Guest yoga teacher
I Rest Yoga Nidra
Sally Wells-Guest NIA teacher
Carla "Kat" Sheppard-Quantum Hypnosis
Kayte Turner- yoga teacher
Luke McKim-yoga teacher
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. We also need to review Covid screening with you before you enter the studio when in Orange Phase.Two people are allowed in the lobby at one time.
-When you arrive at BWC, markers have been placed to remind you to physically distance six feet from each other at all times.
-Masks are now mandatory for yoga classes during Orange phase. However, there may be some times during classes when masks can be safely removed.
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and neck pillows. Thank you for your patience as we all work through this together
Yes! You can change in our bathroom!
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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