• Brookside Wellness Centre

  • June Schedule

    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 current protocols. You can contact your teacher with any additional questions or concerns.

  • 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. If no price specified, 15$ for adults/ 12$ student or senior

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



    Chair Yoga  

    Margo's Chair class ** returning 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.


    Cost is 12$/class or 100$ for 10 classes if paid in advance.

    Pre-registration is required.


    With Margo- margo.chairyoga@gmail.com or text, 902 955 1467

    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 are 60 minutes in length


    With Denise- deneneyoga@gmail.com

    Gentle Yoga

    This six week series will offer a blend Vinyasa and Yin styles combining the two for a gentle evening practice connecting breath and movement to bring you to rest to round out the week. Practices will vary each week and will be mostly spent low to the ground on your mat with some standing and balancing postures to increase strength and mobility and connect you to playfulness

    Investment: $90

    With Erin- erin.gibbs@outlook.com



    Introduction to 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



    MamaCore ** New group returning in August**

    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!
    Starting May 5th and running for six weeks, 9:30 am, each class will be approximately 40 minutes
    Investment: 80$
    With Krista- babybumpmoments@gmail.com


    Meditation @Noon

    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- mindfulnessandyourhealth@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 (20$ for 90 minute class)


    With Sandy- sandyjlund@yahoo.com

    Yin Yoga

    Pamela's Yin class

    A 90-min Yin Yoga practice suitable for all ages and experience levels. This practice is designed to create awareness of the deeper tissues including the network of fascia that connects our bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles and supports the organs. We move into and out of the postures slowly and hold them for 3-7 minutes. Holding a position 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 which helps us focus on specific areas of tension and recover mobility where it has been lost. No two bodies are alike and in fact our bodies are different left to right. 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



    Yin Flow ** returning in September**

    Yin Flow is a very gentle moving class where postures are held for 1-3 minutes to invoke full relaxation and stretching for the whole body. This class is intended for any body type, as many props are used to support the body. Inserting gentle movement encourages synovial fluid to move about to those spots that need it the most. Indulge in this deeply nourishing and healing class and (mindfully!) leave while floating on a cloud. Namaste!
    With Beth- bethwhalenyoga@gmail.com

    Yoga Flow ** returning in July**

    For Beginners and All Levels

    Awaken your practice in this multi style yoga series as we follow 4 classes featuring 4 different styles of yoga.

    Classes will alternate between Yin and Slow and Gentle Flow.

    We will expand into every inch of our body and soul, reaching the edge and finding balance. We will create space and awaken our fire, challenging our body, mind and soul to expand.

    Featured styles in this series: Hatha Flow, Power Yoga, Yin Restorative, Vinyasa Flow (these will vary depending on the series)

    See Brookside Wellness Centre Facebook page for more details re class descriptions.


    To summarize:

    $65 for four week series

    Every Monday Evening , stat holidays and mall closures excepted.

    7:30pm - 8:45/9pm


    With Mandy- mandymariehunter@outlook.com

    Special Additions

    Unwind- yoga, somatics and self-massage

    Unwind is a workshop dedicated to relaxing and connecting deeply with yourself through Somatics ,Yin and Restorative yoga practices and self-massage using therapy balls. Somatics is a slow and gentle movement practice to help you tune in, soften and unwind tension patterns within the bodymind. These practices will be complimented with yin yoga, self-massage and breathing practices using therapy balls. We will end the practice with a well supported restorative pose to promote deep and nurturing rest .


    This class is limited to 10 participants. Please bring a yoga mat (we have some spares if needed), something to cover your eyes, such as a scarf or eye pillow and anything you like to make you feel cozy. Dressing in layers including a pair of socks is recommended.

    Cost: 40$.
    ** Please note that this class has already sold out!**
    Link for registration: https://sherryyogamassage.offeringtree.com/offerings/unwind-yoga-somatics-self-massage-da5a372f-f399-4c45-951c-6573f6c2a590


    Summer Solstice Yoga and Meditation

    Join Shiona and Breagh for a rejuvenating evening of movement, breathwork, and meditation to welcome in the summer season. Let's celebrate the warmth, sun and longer days together! Everybody welcome- options will be offered to accomodate all bodies and experience levels.
    Cost- 30$

    Register: mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com



    Gentle Yoga Pop Up Classes

    Donation based classes!


    Join Erin on Thursday May 11th and Tuesday May 30th from 7:00pm-8:00pm for an evening gentle practice where we will stay low to the ground and prepare for rest. Each of these practices will invite connection to the breath and body, moving through poses with longer holds before settling into a long savasana with a guided meditation. These practices are designed for all levels and intended to support you into an easeful evening towards a restful slumber.


    Pre-registration is required via email to erin.gibbs@outlook.com . Donate what you can and what you wish!



    Restorative Yoga for Rejuvenation

    This 90 minute workshop brings you into highly supported restorative yoga asanas. Be wrapped in a stable cocoon of safety and ease, where unravelling and unwindig unfold. Over time, you'll soften into the sweet space within, from which the nectar of luminosity and rejuvenation rain down, nourishing your entire being-ness.

    You will experience 2-3 restorative yoga asanas, pranayama and contemplation in this workshop.

    Cost: 30$


    With Kelly- wellnesswithkellyg@gmail.com


    Reiki Level 2 Certification

    Join Reiki Masters, Shiona and Sandy for this training workshop, where you will learn the symbols required to send distance Reiki, and increase the strength of your Reiki energy, including your intuition. Enjoy a blend of didactic and hands on experiential learning.

    Reiki level 1 certification is a pre-requiesite, as well as at least 3 months between training levels.

    Cost: 250$

    To register: mindfulnessandyourhealth@gmail.com or sandyjlund@yahoo.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.

    Ayurvedic Services- with Janet McGeachy

    506 461 9520-text or call to book




    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



    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.



    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 )



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


    * Some insurances accepted*


    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.

    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.


    Rose Flynn is an Integrative Intuitive Reiki Master Healer and certified Relexologist. She also offers Access Consciousness (bars) and Emotion Code work. You will find Rose at BWC on Wednesdays, and she also works in Cross Creek throughout the week.

    To contact Rose:

    Reiki Rose and Reflexology (Facebook)


    506 261 1112




    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

  • Gaining strength and flexibility of mind/body/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.

    Beth Whalen B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., RYT, CMMT has been practicing yoga for over 25 years. She is also a middle school teacher for French immersion and math.  Over the years, Beth has come to deeply appreciate her daily yoga and mindfulness practices and views the time spent on her mat as invaluable and always an important investment in the self. She completed her 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Chair Yoga training, and Yin Yoga training with Jenny Kierstead and her 100 HR certification for Mindfulness in Schools, with Blair Abbass and Jenny Kierstead. She has also previously completed other mindfulness training via Mindful Schools programs. Devoted to her students, Beth’s heart desire is to teach others how to love themselves the most, first and always. She is committed to teaching these loving, self-care practices to others in the same heart-centered way that she herself has come to know them.  Beth offers trauma-informed practices, which invite us to approach our practice in a supportive and gentle way.

    Beth Whalen- yoga teacher, Mindfulness Practices


    Yin Flow

    -in person and virtual classes

    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

    Intro to Gentle Yoga

    Yoga 4 Cancer

    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- Associate yoga teacher


    Summer Solstice Yoga & Meditation

    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

    Flow Yoga

    “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- yoga teacher

    Gentle Yoga

    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
    MSW, IAYT, n.d.
    506 461 9520 (text or call)

    Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathic services

    Kayte Turner- Reiki Master & yoga teacher


    Reiki sessions & Yin Yoga

    Kelly specializes in trauma-informed yoga practices that foster restoration, replenishment, and nutrification.  She holds safe space for āsana, prānayama and contemplations that invite students to soften inward.  Her offerings emphasize supported āsanas that nourish the body on all levels.  The embodied yoga practice is a vehicle for a deeper inner experience where transformation unfolds and where ease, peace and true contentment reside.  The revelation of the ever-present pure awareness that abides within is the ultimate goal of Kelly’s offerings.   It is an honour and a privilege to receive teachings from the Vedic wisdom traditions.  Kelly’s teaching is made possible by yoga teachers and mentors who have supported and inspired her own journey and who have encouraged her to share this practice with others on the path.  She has been teaching since 2014 and has acquired 500+ hours of training in yin,  supreme release and restorative yoga, yoga nidrā, Bhagavad Gītā, Patañjali Yoga Sutrānī, Vāstu, and more.

    Kelly Green- yoga teacher


    Yin and Restorative 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





    Mandy discovered yoga while working through personal lifestyle changes. What had started as a tool to overcome anxiety grew into a passion. At first, she followed online classes but within six months, her lifestyle incorporated practicing every single day. That's when she realized that yoga and meditation had become the most important and healing thing in her life. She built on her practice for years, and eventually enrolled in a Yoga Teacher Training with the intention to deepen her personal practice and expand on her other certifications within the health, wellness and fitness industry. Mandy started teaching professionally immediately after graduation, and she now teaches in different yoga styles in Fredericton, NB. Her professional teaching journey continues as she is driven to further her knowledge and education. Mandy's approach to yoga remains focused on the balance of mind, body and soul. Teaching classes to deliver practice between strength and flexibility, exertion, and release.

    Mandy Hunter- yoga teacher


    Yoga Flow

    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



    Chair Yoga

    Reiki sessions

    Nancy brings 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 has completed Level 1 of reiki and is a Level 2 iRest yoga nidra meditation teacher.  Beyond yoga, 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), is employed full time with the Legislative Assembly of NB, and is the mother of two adult children. Maintains Yoga Alliance accreditation.

    Nancy Anderson- yoga teacher


    Gentle Yoga & IRest Yoga Nidra

    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-yoga teacher


    Yin Yoga

    "Meet Rose Flynn, an Integrative Intuitive Energy Healer and Reiki Master Teacher    After the unexpected passing of her husband in 2009, Rose was lead to the ancient healing art of Reiki.  Her profound experiences prompted a spiritual quest and healing journey that changed her life.  Rose became a Reiki Master Teacher of Traditional Usui Reiki in 2016 and has continued to expand her knowledge and understanding of energy modalities and healing.  She is a student of foot and hand reflexology and hopes to bring Reflexology to BWC in the near future.

    Rose Flynn- Reiki Master/Integrative Intuitive Energy Healer


    506 261 2112

    Reiki & Reflexology sessions

    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/ Reiki Master Teacher


    Yoga Nidra 

    Group Past Life Regression

    Reiki Sessions


    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-Mindfulness teacher/ Reiki Master


    Meditation @ Noon

    MBSR 8 week program

    Reiki sessions

    Mindfulness Consultations


  • Stimulating the mind to look past its habitual patterns.

  • 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. 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!!


    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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    @Brookside Wellness Centre