• Brookside Wellness Centre

  • June Schedule

    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 we limit numbers in each class. Please see our Student Information Page for a review of the current studio protocols. You can contact your teacher with any additional questions or concerns.

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  • 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.

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

     

    Scroll to end of class descriptions for SPECIAL ADDITIONS for this month

    REGULAR CLASSES

     

    Beginner Gentle Yoga

    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

     

     

     

    Chair Yoga ** returning to schedule in September**

    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.

     

    Class times

    Mondays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm

     

    Cost is 12$/class

    Pre-registration is required.

     

    With Margo: margo.chairyoga@gmail.com

    Chair Yoga and More (Facebook)

    text - 902 955 1467

     

     

     

    Flow and Restore

     

    Join Sherry Younker RMT, RYT for this 75 minute class. This class is designed to slowly build from the ground up. We'll start wtih preparing the body and breath, and stack and flow the basic poses to a peak that is both accessible and nourishing. We'll then wind the mindbody down and complete the class with slow stretches and deep rest practices to restore and balance the system. Classes will have an area of focus each week, but will move and breathe the entire body. Some yoga experience required. Flows may be modified or omitted to suit your needs, but we will spend time on the wrists and knees. The final rest pose will be an extended restorative practice to best prepare for sleep. I can't wait to practice with you!

     

    Pre-registration is required to secure your space. Space for drop-in attendance may vary week to week. Please email Sherry.younker@gmail.com a minimum of 6 hours prior to class to confirm availability.

     

    Investment: $80 +HST for 5 weeks, or $20 to drop in.

    Registration Link here.

    With Sherry Sherry.younker@gmail.com 

     

     

    Flow and Stretch 75

     

    Come along Sunday evenings to round out the weekend with a 75 minute flow to refresh, rejuvenate and relax you into the week ahead! This series is designed to meet all levels of yogis, offering modifications and opportunity to challenge the body and breath in unity. We will move through a heat building sequence to stoke fire into the body, adventure in balancing poses, guide our bodies through deep stretching and tap into sensations along the way We will invite playfulness, curiosity and stillness into our practice. Building relationship between body, breath and mind we come together in community. Each practice will offer a longer savasana to guide you to stillness to integrate all that we’ve moved through and let go of what is no longer serving you. Some practices may include a guided meditation.

     

     

    Investment: 4 class series @$80, drop in $22
    Register: erin.gibbs@outlook.com 

     

     

     

    Gentle Yoga- Rest and Renew

    We start with a centering to bring us to our practice and then move into a gentle yoga practice that facilitates tension release, replenishes and helps to stabilize joints, and increases overall mobility. Adjustments are made to accommodate all bodies so this class is accessible to anybody and is as good for people new to yoga as it is for people who have been practicing for years. Focus is on building awareness in your practice and developing an understanding of what works best for you. A variety of yoga styles may be practiced, and we finish each class with an extended savasana (relaxation)

     

    With Nancy- nancyanderson1002@gmail.com

     

     

     

    Mama Core **returning to schedule in September **

    This class will focus specifically on the core and muscles of the pelvic floor, the Connection Breath, and how to engage and strengthen these muscles after pregnancy. Exercises will be adjusted based on variables such as current activity level, time since delivery, and any other issues that may be present.
    Babies of all ages are welcome to attend classes, as well as their older siblings. Babies are unpredictable and have needs- it is our goal to create an environment where meeting the needs of your baby is a priority!

     

    Investment: 80$
    With Krista- babybumpmoments@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    This is an 8 week program taught twice per year by Shiona, a certified Mindfulness instructor. You can read about the program by clicking on the Mindfulness tab at the top of this page. Next cycle begins in October. There is a waiting list, so register early to avoid disappointment.
    With Shiona- mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

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    Mindfulness for Accountants

    This is a special once monthly program for an accounting firm here in Fredericton. It is a closed group for staff members only. Focus is on mindfulness education, and fostering an understanding of how the elements of mindfulness can be so incredibly helpful in a busy, stressful workplace environment. Classes consist of a blend of education and guided practice.

     

    With Shiona- mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

     

    Mindfulness R&R

    This is a monthly gathering for past graduates of the 8 week MBSR program or anybody with a regular meditation practice. In this class, we will have familiar guided practices, as well as some in class inquiry and discussion about our learnings from the teachings

    Investment: 15$

    With Shiona- mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

     

     

    Prenatal Yoga **NEW CLASS**

    Prenatal yoga with Courtney (Bhaktidayaka) is a gentle, mother-centered class designed to bring wombyn together during their pregnancy journey, build community connections with other mommas, foster and grow innate wisdom by learning about choices and techniques used during the birthing journey and moving the body intuitively to build strength and maintain mobility through all stages of pregnancy. No previous yoga experience necessary.

     

    Dates: Wednesdays May 15th, 22nd, 29th, June 5th
    Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Investment: $72
    Register: via email and etransfer to cfmollinsbidlake@gmail.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

     

    With Sandy- sandyjlund@yahoo.com

     

    Rise and Shine Morning Flow **NEW CLASS**

     

    Start your day with a movement based practice to open up the body and ease your mind into the day ahead. This practice will offer a variety of poses to help you feel energized and grounded. We will build heat, find flow, challenge in balance and cool down. This practice is inclusive to all levels.

     

    May 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd
    June 12th, 19th and 26th

     

    Investment: 7 class series @$112, drop in $18
    Register: erin.gibbs@outlook.com by Sunday April 29th

     

     

    Sound Healing Journey, Group Reiki and Guided Meditation ( monthly offering)

    Let your cares go and sink into the relaxing and healing sounds of resonant instruments, infused with a little chanting, reiki and drumming.

    Together we will raise our vibrations and let our inner moonbeams shine brightly!

    About Sound Journeys:Sound journeys massage our bodies, minds and spirits with healing sounds. This can help our noisy "monkey minds" get quiet as we shift to a Theta brainwave state from our usual Beta and Alpha states.This is where we relax deeply and experience peace and healing on a cellular level.

    What to expect:Plan on relaxing in a way that ordinary life can make it hard to do. Come without expectations of yourself or others and bring an open mind and heart.We will set our personal intentions, and direct our collective energy to release our inner light and highest frequency for the world.This will be a sensory fusion of nature sounds and deep vibrations. A 32" wind gong, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, Ocean Drum, hand drum, bells and more will be used during this sound meditation experience to bathe you in beautiful resonance!

    We will also start you on this journey with a guided meditation and infuse the morning with healing holy fire reiki healing.
    Your guides: Tracey Underhill and Krista Sartoris
    Investment: 22$

     

    To register: transform.holistichealth@gmail.com

     

    Sound Healing with Lee (monthly offering)

    Let the magic unfold..

     

    The Alchemy Sound Bowls have the purest vibrational tones. An Alchemy sound therapy session stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. It can relieve stress, and emotional imbalances and address physical complaints by accessing and activating your own inner healing power. Being supported by the safe space, while the pure tones of the alchemy crystal tones surround you charging your cells and soothing the mind deeply relaxing and energizing you. An alchemy Sound meditation can balance the chakras & naturally allow the body to regenerate at a cellular level, enhancing our ability to enter a meditative state. The harmonic frequencies of the bowls promote healing, introspection & deep relaxation.

    The Alchemy Crystal singing bowls sound therapy is a truly restorative experience for mind, body & spirit. These sessions allow the body to completely surrender to the vibration of the Sound and to this journey of healing and restoration. The session will include Somatic Therapy Exercises, mindfulness meditation leading into the Purest tones of the Alchemy Signing Bowls, you'll meet the ocean bowl, the goddess bowl, the anxiety balancing bowl, the moon bowl and the grandmother bowl and many other sound instruments. Come wearing loose comfortable clothing, a bottle of water, a notebook and an open heart.

     

    Cost: $40

    Space is limited please book your space www.leemillersparkofawareness.com/bookaoneononegroupclass

    Your host: Lee Miller

    Yin Yoga

     

    A 90-min Yin Yoga practice suitable for all bodies and experience levels. This practice is limited to 8 participants and is designed to create awareness of the deeper tissues. Our focus is on the network of fascia that surrounds our bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles and supports our organs. We move into and out of postures slowly and hold them for 3-5 minutes. Resting in each posture enables us to take stock of what and where we feel sensations, adjust as appropriate and then relax into stillness in the posture. Breath Coaching is also provided to help us focus on specific areas of tension and recover mobility where it has been limited. No two bodies are alike and in fact each body is different - left to right and day to day. This practice ensures a deeper experience for each student - no two will look alike in any posture and we use props to suit each individual experience.

     

    With Pamela- hamilton.pj9@gmail.com

     

    Yoga Flow ** NEW CLASS**

    This Yoga Flow series will support us to hydrate,and strengthen our fascia (connective tissue that connects and separates everything in the body from head to toe). By moving through flows that have been intentionally developed to target certain fascial lines in the body these practices will nurture our bodies back into balance as we invite in compression and tension along each line while staying connected to breath.

     If you’ve practiced with Erin as your guide before these practices will have familiarity as well as new, bringing in challenge, adventure and focus into the practice while always encouraging you to come home to yourself on the mat, finding rest when you need.

     

    May 16th and 23rd
    June 19th and 26th

     

    Investment: 4 class series @ $64 drop in $18
    Register: erin.gibbs@outlook.com by Sunday May 5th

     

    Special Additions

     

    Past Life Regression

    This special offering willl include a restorative yoga posture to help rest the body and mind in prparation for regression. The guided past life regression is received either sitting comfortably or lying down in supported savasana. Sandy guides the group towards a hypnotic state which, similar to meditation, is a place where one accesses the "all knowing" subconscious mind. And it should be noted that the conscious mind is always aware of what you are experiencing while in the relaxed, hypnotic state. Sandy creates a safe place and listening to her voice guide the regression aids in focusing concentration, thus helping the student to reach a deeper level of hypnosis and relaxation.
    By donation- donations to support mental health initiatives. Suggested donation... 5$, 10$, 15$
    Pre-registration is required
    With Sandy- sandyjlund@yahoo.com

     

     

    Yin Yoga and Abdominal Massage

     

    Yin Yoga for your fascia and some love for your belly and all it holds.
    Yin poses get us into a grounded, restful state and abdominal massage brings rejuvenation, fresh blood supply for your organs, a recharge and strengthening of your digestive system.

    During this class you will practice yin yoga poses, learn and practice offering yourself abdominal massage, and will have the option of receiving abdominal massage from Natalie.

     

    All parts of the class are optional.

     

    Date: Saturday, June 15th
    Time: 9:00-10:30am
    Investment: by donation

     

    Register via email to nataliebrewercoach@gmail.com

     

    Karma Yoga Workshop

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
    Please message or email if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
     
    ARE YOU FEELING STUCK?
    Emotionally, physically and mentally drained?
     Sometimes we get so busy and/or overwhelmed that we push feelings and emotions down and forget to listen to our body. Sadly, this is a common occurrence and the body, mind and soul is keeping score and these things build up over time and leave us with illness or dis-ease.
     Join Mandy Hunter at The Brookside Wellness Centre in Fredericton (Brookside Mall).
    DATE: June 14.
    TIME: 5:30pm (approximately 2-hour session)
    *This is a COMPLIMENTARY KARMIC OFFERING meaning, no cost to you!
     
    Mandy will lead you through a series of practices and energy work to help you connect with and release trapped emotions, open blockages and balance the body, mind and soul.
     We will flow through the session with Gentle Flow Yoga, Breathwork (with a focus on Somatics), Journaling, Emotional Meditations, introductions to EFT, Spinal Flow (Kundalini), and reiki. Arriving at acceptance and allowing the emotions to surface and just be what they will be. Trapped emotions escape the body in different ways and it’s not uncommon to experience the need to cry or laugh hysterically. Please come with an open mind and expectation and know that there is NO JUDGEMENT in this journey.
     
    A combination of aroma and sound therapy will be used as well. Please indicate any essential oil sensitivity in registration.
     
    We will be closing with a Restorative Yin Practice, focused less on the Yin pose of the body and connective tissues but rather, the softening of being back into the physical after allowing ourselves to ride the wave of the emotions until they escape the grasp they were in.
     
    If you have any questions, feel free to message and ask. I am looking forward to facilitating this session.
     
    ONLY 10 spaces available.
    Message or email to register.
    Email: mandymariehunter@outlook.com
     

    Sun Sals for the Solstice

    Mark your calendars or better yet, sign up for our special Karma yoga class called Sun Sals for the Solstice, dedicated to honoring the summer solstice and the memory of Lynne Murphy, a beloved soul who bravely battled Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, a rare blood cancer. Join us on June 20th at 6:30 pm at the serene Brookside Wellness Clinic for a transformative experience.

    In this class, we will embark on a journey of mindfulness and selflessness through the practice of 108 Sun Salutations. This ancient sequence of dynamic movements will harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, fostering a deep sense of connection and gratitude.

    As we flow through each salutation, we invite you to offer your practice as a dedication to the memory of Lynne Murphy and all those affected by Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Your presence and energy will contribute to a collective intention of healing and compassion.

    In the spirit of Karma yoga, there is no set fee for this class. Instead, we invite you to donate what you can to the Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation for Cancer (WMFC), supporting research, awareness, and patient care.

    Let us come together as a community to celebrate the longest day of the year, embrace the transformative power of yoga, and honor the memory of Lynne Murphy with love and light.

     

    With Kris- To register, click here: Sun Sals for the Solstice! by Outlaw Yoga North

     

     

  •  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.

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    Ayurvedic Services- with Janet McGeachy

    506 461 9520-text or call to book

    OFFERING DESCRIPTIONS:

     

    Abhyanga

    A traditional Ayurvedic full-body massage may reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and relieve muscle aches and pains. This massage brings nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind; while supporting the immune and nervous systems

     

    Shirodhara

    Warm herbalized oil is gently streamed over the forehead & “third eye” to relieve tension, worry and soothe the nervous system. This works on balancing and stabilizing the activity of the mind and is good for stress, anxiety, insomnia as it often supports deep relaxation.

     

    Marma Body Work

    By combining massage, pranic healing & essential oils Marma helps to restore the flow of prana (energy) & supports healing by using the 107 energy points of the body.

     

    Facial

    Soothing facial to nurture & restore balance of the skin while working with energy points to provide tone to facial muscles. Combines marma and reflexology points.

     

    Stress Management, Relaxation Therapy & Yoga Nidra

    HeartMath and other mindfulness-based work to offer additional resources to manage on-going stress and impacts of stress. Will be offered through teaching and guided relaxation to support self-care;

     

    Price List

     

    Stress Management & Relaxation (mindfulness)* 1 hr. $110 (talk therapy/ guided relaxation)

     

    Indian Head Massage* 30 min. $45

     

    Facial Marma & Reflexology * 30 min. $45

    ** can be combined to a 1 hour session $90

     

    Ayurvedic body work:

    Abhyanga (full body massage with herb-infused oils) $90 (60 minutes)

     

    Shirodhara (pouring oil on forehead to relax and restore) $90 (60 minutes )

     

    Marma Session (use of infused oils & 107 Energy points) $90 (60 minutes )

     

    Combination:

    Abhyanga & Shirodhara (full body and oil pouring) $110 (60 minutes )

     

    * Some insurances accepted*

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    Mindfulness

    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 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.

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    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.

     

    Our lovely Chair Yoga teacher, Margo Bent , has completed her advanced Reiki Level 3A training. Her focus is "Relax with Reiki". Margo will be booking clients on selected Monday afternoons. Rate for a 50 minute Reiki session is $50.

    To book with Margo: reikiwithmargo@gmail.com

     Home of Reiki is a two person business, featuring Shiona McIntosh and Sandy Lund, both Reiki Masters who have paired their passion for Reiki and wellness. Shiona will be offering in person or distant Reiki sessions on Tuesday, or Thursday morning. Sandy will be offering in person or distant Reiki sessions on Thursday (afternoon and evening). Fee for a 60-75 minute session is 75$

     

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

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

     

    Naturopathic Services with Tahira

    We are happy to welcome Tahira Ikram to the Reiki Room as of March 8th!

     

    Services offered:

    Initial holistic health consultation including nutritional counseling or 1hr reflexology session: $85

    Combo of yoga massage, reflexology & Osteopathy: $100

    Follow up appointment for any service: $75

     

    Combo follow up appointments: $100

    Services covered by some insurance: Greenshield, RBC, SSQ, Empire Life

    Tahira will be working Friday and Saturday afternoon at BWC

    To contact Tahira: tahira.rnhp@gmail.com, or call/text at 639 396 0811

     

     

     

  • Gaining strength and flexibility of mind, body and 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.

    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
    betsy@yogabybetsy.com

    Beginner Gentle Yoga

     

    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 (she/her)

    yoga teacher

    breagh.yoga@gmail.com

    Specialty Yoga Workshops and Creation Circles

    Courtney is a lover of life and all things yoga, wilderness and adventure. She has been walking the yogic path for half her life and continues to learn and teach from its deep wells of wisdom. She served as a birth and postpartum doula for over a decade which has influenced her teaching focus of Prenatal Yoga. She is currently studying to become a registered massage therapist and is in a constant state of awe with the complexities of our innate design. Her classes are intuitive, playful and informative.

    Courtney Mollins-Bidlake

    yoga teacher

    cfmollinsbidlake@gmail.com

    Prenatal Yoga

     

    Cynthia has been meditating and studying the teachings of the Buddha since the early 2000's. In the past few years, she has attended many residential and online retreats and has participated in intensive study programs through Insight Meditation Society, British Columbia Insight Meditation Society and True North Insight. She is very inspired by the way dharma practices foster connection, wisdom and happiness. Cynthia has completed the program for community meditation teachers at True North Insight, and she looks forward to sharing the teachings and practices with others.

    Cynthia Davis- meditation teacher

    samking@nb.sympatico.ca

    Meditation Workshops

     

    “Erin began practicing yoga in 2005 and continues to learn that yoga represents so much more than a physical practice on the mat. Erin’s first practice was a Gentle Vinyasa Flow in a candlelit studio. The comfort, calm and peace that was found in that class made her curious to learn more about yoga and its benefits. Erin began to witness within herself that changes were taking place in how she saw herself from within and how she saw the world. Loving kindness, compassion and vulnerability were present. As she continued to experience the impact of yoga she knew she wanted to guide others in practice. She completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Germany with a focus on Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin. Each of these styles have served her well throughout her life, supporting her through pain, fear, anxiety, depression, illness, love, joy, laughter and play always allowing for teachings in surrender and presence. She has learned that yoga is a healing tool that she hopes to share alongside each of her students

    Erin Gibbs (she/her)

    yoga teacher

    erin.gibbs@outlook.com

    Flow and Stretch (60 and 75)

    Donation Based Pop Up classes

    Janet has over 25 years’ experience as a social worker, has been teaching Yoga and mindfulness since 2012, and offering Ayurveda and Bliss Therapy since 2018.    Certifications include:  Reiki, Reflexology, Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for depression, anxiety and trauma; Yin Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, HeartMath, Lifeforce Yoga Practitioner and Marma Therapy.    Janet offers services in Bliss Therapies as well as:  Indian Head Massage, Abhyanga (yogic massage & infused oils); Shirodhara (pouring of infused oils on head) & Marma (use of energy points) to reduce stress, support deep relaxation & restoration of the mind-body.  She holds memberships with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Kripalu Yoga & Ayurveda Association, the New Brunswick & Canadian Associations of Social Work, and the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada.   Appointments:  text or call:  506 461-9520    Available:  Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Info @:  wwww.brooksidewellnesscentre.org/#services

    Janet McGeachy (she/her)

    MSW, IAYT, n.d.

    janetmcyoga@hotmail.com

    506 461 9520 (text or call)

    Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathic services

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    Kayte Turner- Reiki Master & yoga teacher

    kayte@groundedhealing.ca

    Reiki sessions & Yin Yoga

     Hello, I offer Pre & Post Natal Fitness classes to the Fredericton area.  I have 10 years experience in Health and Wellness, including 5 years running my own fitness business when I lived in Ontario.                During my first pregnancy, I completed my training as a Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist and expanded my business over my next 2 pregnancies, becoming a community member in prenatal care for the area.  In 2015, I sold the business and returned here to my Fredericton, where I was born and raised. After 8 years at home with my 3 girls, I am excited to get back to my passion - helping new moms in their transition to motherhood. This includes building community, providing support, and educating them on how to recover from the stresses of pregnancy.

    Krista Groen- pre and post-natal fitness specialist

    babybumpmoments@gmail.com

    MamaCore

     

     

    Shiona is a recently retired family doctor with a passion for holistic wellness. She blends her knowledge base of human illness and disease  from her medical training, with certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from East Coast Mindfulness, and a more recent attainment of Reiki Master Healer, having studied with Jocelyn Clark. Shiona has always wanted to "help people", and views her work now as simply a different way of healing- one that can be truly transformative. Shiona tries to weave her work into her day to day life, and most people who know her are drawn in by her grounding presence and interest in people. She loves the outdoors and spending time in her kayak, hiking, cycling and cross country skiing. Family comes first, and her children are the true joy of her life.

    Krista Sartoris (she/her)

    Reiki Master

    Animal Reiki Master

    hello@kristashea.com

    Sound Healing Journey- Group Reiki and Guided Meditation
    I have a background in science with a BSc degree in Sports Rehabilitation and I have 25 years of experience working in healthcare and fitness.   Through my journey of wanting a deeper understanding of the mind and the body and why at times it can let us down took me on a quest of my personal spiritual journey.   I love applying different approaches to bring about healing in the Mind and the Body.  I am delighted to offer Sound meditation at BWC.    A sound therapy session stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms.  It can relieve stress, emotional imbalances and address physical complaints by accessing your own inner healing power.  Sound healing can awaken the synapses of the brain, balance the nervous system, and open our inner spiritual wisdom.  The harmonic frequencies of the bowls promote healing, introspection & deep relaxation. Alchemy Crystal singing bowl sound therapy is a truly restorative experience for mind, body & spirit

    Lee Miller (she/her)- Pilates teacher, Sound and Somatic therapy

    leemilersoa@gmail.com  

    Sound Bath Healing Meditation
    After participating in Chair Yoga classes for many years and realizing the many benefits to her own 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.  Margo believes that physical movement should be joyful, not painful, and encourages her students to work at their own level and listen closely to the needs of their own bodies. In addition to teaching Chair Yoga, Margo is available on Monday afternoons offering relaxing Reiki treatments. Contact: margo.chairyoga@gmail.com , phone 506-206-8426, or text 902-955-1467 More information may be found on Margo’s Facebook page “Chair Yoga and More”

    Margo Bent- Chair yoga instructor/ Reiki Practitioner

    margo.chairyoga@gmail.com

    reikiwithmargo@gmail.com

    Chair Yoga

    Reiki sessions

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    Merina Farrell- yoga teacher

    merinawellness@gmail.com

    ZenYoga classes

    Workshops to support stress, anxiety & sleep

     

    Nancy brings over 20 years of teaching yoga and delivering meditation to various groups and has been enriched through trainings in classical hatha yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, yoga for the aging body, yoga for arthritis, yoga for a better back, and yin yoga. She is a certified iRest© yoga nidra meditation teacher and has Level 1 reiki.  Beyond yoga and meditation, 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 (counseling), works full time as an editor and translator, and has two glorious adult children. Maintains Yoga Alliance accreditation.

    Nancy Anderson- yoga teacher

    nancyanderson1002@gmail.com

    Gentle Yoga- Rest and Renew

    Rest and Restore-IRest Yoga Nidra

    Natalie has been holding space for holistic wellness and growth for 14 years. Whether through guided yoga, grounded energetic/emotional practices, or liberating dance she’s found that our truest wealth and deepest affirmations of who we are can come through connection to our bodies and our inner wisdom. She’s recently received training in bodywork and pelvic wellness and she’s looking forward to incorporating this expanded learning into her offerings.    Presence: Sensitive, intuitive, deep body intelligence and wisdom, creative, nature lover, remembering how to be more playful   Background: Yoga, Reiki, TRE, EFT, Conscious Dance, Pelvic Wellness and Bodywork + other holistic training and education   Ethos: Connection. To body, inner wisdom, earth, nature, spirit, emotions, between parts of ourselves, between each other

    Natalie Brewer

    yoga teacher/ pelvic wellness & bodywork facilitator

    nataliebrewercoach@gmail.com

    Yin Yoga workshops

    Pamela Hamilton has been engaged in the practice of various styles of Yoga for over 35 years and is ever grateful to Anne, her first instructor in London ON, for deeply nourishing a love for yoga. Pamela’s practice includes Yang Ashtanga & Hatha, Yin and Meditation. In 2019, Pamela to completed 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 Yoga Teacher, with Dianna Batts and Bernie Clark (author, teacher and creator of YinYoga.com) and to study Meditation with Nathalie Keiller. In 2020 Pamela attained certifications as a Breath Coach and a Yoga Trapeze instructor. Pamela credits Yoga and Meditation for helping her navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with equanimity.

    Pamela Hamilton (she/her)

    yoga teacher

    hamilton.pj9@gmail.com

    Yin Yoga

    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 (she/her)

    yoga teacher/ Reiki Master Teacher

    sandyjlund@yahoo.com

    Restorative and Yoga Nidra

    Group Past Life Regression

    Reiki Sessions

     

    Sherry Younker is Fredericton based Yoga and Somatics teacher and Registered Massage Therapist. Her practice can be described as anatomy informed, therapeutic, and holistic. Sherry’s classes are a balance of effort and ease and use a combination of vinyasa, hatha restorative, somatics, and yin yoga and are influenced by her background in pilates and therapeutic exercise. Her studies in Somatic Experiencing and Trauma Sensitive Yoga inspire her approach to working with people both one on one and in group classes and workshops.

    Sherry Younker- yoga teacher

    sherry.younker@gmail.com

    Flow and Restore

    Somatic Movement and Meditation

    Shiona is a recently retired family doctor with a passion for holistic wellness. She blends her knowledge base of human illness and disease  from her medical training, with certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from East Coast Mindfulness, and a more recent attainment of Reiki Master Healer, having studied with Jocelyn Clark. Shiona has always wanted to "help people", and views her work now as simply a different way of healing- one that can be truly transformative. Shiona tries to weave her work into her day to day life, and most people who know her are drawn in by her grounding presence and interest in people. She loves the outdoors and spending time in her kayak, hiking, cycling and cross country skiing. Family comes first, and her children are the true joy of her life.

    Shiona McIntosh (she/her)

    Mindfulness teacher/ Reiki Master

    mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com

    MBSR 8 week program

    Reiki sessions

    Mindfulness Consultations

     

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    Tracey Underhill

    transform.holistichealth@gmail.com 

    Sound Healing Journey- group Reiki and Guided Meditation

     

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  • 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.

     

    -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.

     

    Ayurveda Services with Janet- Janet works out of a cozy corner in the BWC studio on Tuesday afternoons. Appointments must be pre-booked with Janet- text or call, 506 461 9520

     

     

     

     

     

    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. We consider ourselves to be a scent reduced space.

    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.

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