Our July Schedule is Here
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.
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 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- email@example.com or text, 902 955 1467
In this weekly meditation class, we will explore aspects of the Buddha’s teachings and how they bring happiness and freedom. There will be short talks, guided meditation and time for discussion and questions.
All are welcome - new and experienced meditators! Entrance is by donation
With Cynthia- firstname.lastname@example.org
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- email@example.com
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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- email@example.com
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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).
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- email@example.com
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
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 two students will look alike in any form. Suitable for all levels of experience.
With Pamela- firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
To book with Sandy: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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
Bev Matthewson- yoga teacher
Pranayama for Wellbeing
Beth Whalen- yoga teacher, Mindfulness Practices
in person and virtual classes
Mandy Hunter- yoga teacher
Foundational Yoga Series
Exploring the Dharma
Gentle Kripalu Yoga
Yoga 4 Cancer
Sandy Lund-yoga Teacher/ Reiki Master Teacher
Group Past Life Regression
Margo Bent- Chair yoga instructor/ Reiki Practitioner
Nancy Anderson- yoga teacher
Gentle Yoga & IRest Yoga Nidra
Intro to Yoga
Pamela Hamilton-yoga teacher
Kayte Turner- Reiki Master
Breagh Christie- Associate yoga teacher
Kim Kilfoy- Reiki Master
Holistic Reiki Revive
Sally Wells-Guest NIA teacher
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.
-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 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!!
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.
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
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!
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