FALL SCHEDULE: SEPT. 16 - DEC. 21
Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 14
No Scents Makes Good Sense. Let’s Keep The Air We Share Healthy and Fragrant Free.
Please plan on giving yourself enough time to gather props and settle in before class starts.
Perth location to 39D Gore Street E
Entrance off the Courtyard between Fall River Fashion and Classy Cuts on Gore Street
NEW CLASSES THIS FALL
Yoga Infused Pilates
Mondays, 5:15 - 6:30 pm
beginning Sept. 16
Ease, Mobility and Strength
Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:45 pm, beginning Sept. 17
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am, beginning Sept. 19
This intermediate level class combines classical and contemporary elements of Pilates and yoga poses. Fluid movements lead by the breath combined with deep stretches and stabilizing poses will help center the mind while developing a strong core, increasing body strength and flexibility and improving coordination and balance. This class is great if you are short on time. It combines the benefits of both yoga and Pilates in one class. LEVEL 2/3
This class is about developing and practicing body awareness - using SLOW, easeful movements while noticing the breath.Explorations of moving body parts not typically not moved will also help to hone an awareness of your body.
The use of traditional yoga props, yoga tune-up balls, foam rollers therabands and wooden dowels in this non-traditional class will enhance sensation and ease in the body.
Questions, playfulness, and observation are welcome in this informal class.
Styles that will be adapted for this class include micromovements, somatic experiences, Feldenkrais inspired sequences, foam roller, and Yoga Tune Up ball work to loosen and hydrate fascia, traditional yoga poses and strengthening work.
Currently my influences are Mary Bond, Liz Koch, Katy Bowman, Susie Hately, Thomas Myers to name just a few. I stay current with movement research to keep the class fresh and novel.
Stretch and Restore
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
beginning Sept. 18
Hatha and Meditation
Fridays, 9:15 - 10:45 am
beginning Sept. 20
Stretch & Restore is a gentle, supported and healing class designed to release deep layers of tension stored in the physical and energetic body. With slow flows, deep stretching and a combination of props. Stretch & Restore is a great class for all levels of practitioners who like a slower paced class, focusing on increased flexibility and an enhanced state of mind.
This class will allow the nervous system to relax.
Cultivate strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and focus. This yoga class is for all levels though a knowledge of foundational yoga poses is beneficial. This class will focus on breathing techniques, postures and relaxation to prepare the body and mind for relaxation and meditation to close the practice. Including meditation to your yoga practice has many benefits including lowered stress levels, increased mental clarity and focus, improved overall health and many more. All Levels
Pelvic Health Workshop with Andrea Picket PT
Friday Sept. 20, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
$60.00 (incl HST)
39D Gore St. E, Perth Ontario
Pre-registration required. (If paying online is not possible, please call 613 267-7148 to arrange an alternative payment or Info@yogaconnectionperth.org
DO YOU HAVE BLADDER OR BOWEL CONCERNS or PELVIC PAIN? DO YOU LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR BLADDER? DO YOU EXPERIENCE PELVIC PAIN? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR OWN PELVIC HEALTH?
Many women experience these concerns as we transition through stages of life: pregnancy, postpartum, per-menopause and menopause- and yet we don’t seek treatment or understand how to self=treat. In fact, 1 in 3 women experience pelvic health related issues.
In this unique pelvic health workshop you will learn:
-anatomy of your pelvic floor
-main functions of your pelvic floor muscle system
-what is a kegel? am I doing it right? how do I do it?
-explore CORE + floor breath
-movement strategies to connect and optimize your pelvic
Expect to listen, move and learn all about yourself- you will complete a private pelvic health questionnaire to take home, as well as receive take home information - urge delay tips, bladder irritants to avoid, vulvar skincare information and a sample bladder diary. Come dressed comfortably to move a little! (Bolsters, props provided)
SELF CARE SUNDAY Series and Workshops
Nourishing series and workshops designed to
restore and revitalize your Body and Mind
Sundays, Sept. 22 - Dec. 15
2:00 - 3:30 pm (unless otherwise indicated)
Drop - in or Class card (unless otherwise indicated )
PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Please note: This list includes special self care Sundayworkshops with different times and prices. indicated by *
*Sept. 22, Dec. 8: Restorative, Reiki and Essential Oil Workshop with Deborah, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, $55 (scroll down for info)
Sept. 29, Dec. 1: Gentle Kundalini Yoga and Gong with Virginia
Oct. 6, Nov. 3: Restorative Self- Care with Amber
Oct, 20: Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Nancy
*Oct. 27: Improve your Shoulders with Christine, 1:00- 2:30 pm (scroll down for info)
Nov.10: Gentle Yin and Yoga Nidra with Ashley
*Nov. 17: Sound Healing Meditation with Rebecca White Raven, 2:00 - 3:30 pm (scroll down for info)
Nov. 24: Slow Flow and Restorative with Monica
*Dec. 15: Refilling Your Well Special Workshop with Nancy, Ashley, Amber, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, $40
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Essential Oils with Deborah
Sunday, Sept. 22 This workshop is FULL.
1:00 - 3:00 pm
$55 (includes HST)
limited to 4
Join Deborah Nordstrom for a mini-escape from all of the hustle and bustle of the day. Experience the healing benefits of Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Essential Oil.
These intimate 2-hour sessions will support you like the earth...allowing you to drop deeper into your practice, clear energy blockages, and truly rest the body and mind. The session will include getting you into meditation/visualization of the energy centers of the body and 5-7 Restorative Yoga Poses. While in these physically nurturing restorative poses, using bolsters, blankets, and other props to fully support the body in restful positions, you will receive healing Reiki energy and aroma therapy.
These sessions will be limited to small groups of 4
Improve Your shoulders with Christine
Sunday, Oct. 27
1:00 - 2:20 pm
$55 (includes HST)
Feldenkrais Method self-care and understanding to help reduce pain in the shoulder area through movement. Awareness Through Movement session with a focus on the mobile, complex and sometimes vulnerable shoulder joint.
Sound Healing Meditation with Rebecca White Raven
Sunday, November 17
2:00 -3:30 pm
$35 (HST included)
Minimum of 8 participants required
Come bathe in the sweet sounds of crystal singing bowls
and many other lovely sound healing instruments. Rebecca will gently guide you into a relaxed and grounded state and then produce sweet sounds and song to carry you into a deep meditative experience.
Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement Series with Christine
4 week series.
Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Nov. 12
1:00 - 2:00 pm
39 Gore St. E
$80 (includes HST)
Minimum of 5 students required.
Tune up your ability to move with ease and flexibility! Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement uses simple movement to explore and improve our sensing awareness. If you want to be able to move in new and easy ways as well as re-awaken your natural abilities in movement, come to the session(s) in Perth to discover this approach.
Keep Your Wits About You Series : What You can do NOW to Heal & Prevent Brain Degeneration with Faith Hutton
4 week series
Thursdays, September 26 - October 17
12:30 -2:00 pm
$160 (Includes HST)
Minimum Students - 10
Maximum Students - 25
It’s never too late to begin taking care of your very precious brain.
Whether we lose train of thought, suffer brain fog, or are anxious for no apparent reason, we mustn’t just laugh off so-called “senior moments” as an inevitable, natural part of ageing - they aren’t!
Every one of us has the potential to have all of our faculties intact until the day we die. Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, Faith Hutton, urges everyone, young and old to begin implementing a sound Brain Health & Protection plan - research shows that diet and lifestyle changes can even heal the brain and reverse symptoms. Her approach is educational, practical, and fun, with informative hand-outs, therapeutic foods to try, stimulating activities to engage in, and more.
Posture and Walking Series with Karen
6 week series
Thursdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 7
3:30 - 5:00 pm
$125 (includes HST)
Walking well can be linked to 'good' posture. Good posture isn't about thrusting your shoulders and head back. It comes from within and is all about the ability of your body to transfer load through well stacked bones. 'Good' posture is comfortable and dignified without being stiff or overly defined. "Good" posture will change depending upon the As Moshe Feldenkrais says: 'good posture is about being "able to move in any direction – six cardinal directions- without preparation or hesitation”
In this 6 week series you will explore simple, gentle movements and corrective exercises where your posture will be explored. Throughout, we will discuss the components of an effective walk. We will only walk inside the studio so that we can take it slowly and help each other out. Each class will include a handout with a variety exercises provided so that you can individualize your own journey.
Park your car several blocks from the studio so that you can be aware of how you walk to and from class. Perhaps get a glimpse of yourself in a store window to see what your upright stance is. A minimum of six students need to register for this series to proceed. A maxiumum of 8 students will be admitted into the series.If paying online is not an option please call 613 267 7148 to pre-register.
Mindful Movement~Relaxation~Meditation Series with Nancy
4 week series
Tuesdays, Oct. 8 -29
2:30 - 4:00 pm
$80 (includes HST)
MINDFUL MOVEMENT: Connect movement with breath, increase range of motion, release tension, stretch
DEEP RELAXATION: Explore techniques to relax the body, calm the mind and prepare for meditation.
MEDITATION (Vipassana): Learn to pause and bring a natural and clear attention to what is happening in the present moment (guided instruction)
Intuition Training 101 with Parmatma
3 week Series
Tuesdays, October 8 - 22
7:00 - 9:00 pm
$75 (Includes HST)
Our soul is always with us, giving us messages from its subtle knowledge base. Its knowledge base is the Oneness of all reality. Our sensitivity can be trained through meditation, pranayama breathing techniques and deep listening to sense that reality and tune into it through one or more of our senses. This is our intuition and it is greatly needed now as we are beginning to live in turbulent times when inclusivity, justice and integrity of principles are at stake.