Weekly Classes

SPRING 2017
See CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for individual start dates.

Class Descriptions

Yurt Program

Our yurt program class is in the Gatehouse doing Brain Gym & Karate this year.

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Vijnana Yoga Level 2 with Cathy Valentine

September 12 – December 12
Calm the mind, open the heart, enliven the body, and lift your spirit through this practice of sitting meditation, pranayama and asana.

In Cathy’s classes we practice sitting meditation, pranayama and asana. Classes vary week to week – sometimes being more of a flowing practice and sometimes being more theoretically taught, usually a mix of both. You’ll have a good experience – calming the mind, opening the heart, enlivening the body, learning, and lifting your spirit.  Level 2 (suitable for people with at least one year of yoga experience & some familiarity with inversions)

http://www.valentineyoga.ca

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Hatha Flow Yoga with Dorothy Price

October 7 – December 14
Balance energy and calm through the practice of Hatha Flow. Sustained poses flowing in a mindful progression from one to another are taught with a focus on basic principles, breathing and alignment. Dorothy teaches a variety of asanas and offers students a warm and supportive environment to explore at their own level. Attention is always given to basic principles and alignment. Modifications are offered to help individuals understand and work with their own unique limitations.  Mindfulness and focus on breath are an integral part of class.  Classes are balanced with energy, to give you a good physical work-out, and calm, to keep you balanced.

Learn more at http://www.dorothyoga.com.

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Yoga with Gay Meagley

Gay is skilled at teaching each student individually and has special interest in Yoga as a therapeutic tool.  Her classes accommodate all levels of experience. Gay combines yoga poses, breathing, chanting, philosophy, plus a healthy dose of humour to create her unique style of yoga.  Gay has been teaching yoga for over 30 years.

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Vijnana Yoga with Liz Young
September 8 – December 15
This class is mixed levels. At times it will be energetic and flowing and at other times more therapeutic in nature. Liz practices in the style of Vijnana which encourages ease in all poses and practicing from the inside. Liz also works with the Tensegrity Repair Series which is a series of repetitive movements that work on the facial web of the body restoring it’s elasticity and fluid quality.
We will also practice some sitting and pranayama is this class. Everyone welcome.

 

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Meditation with Heather Martin

September 7 – December 21
We practice for a 45 minute period of silent meditation, often with some instruction. Our understanding of the dharma, and aspects of our practice are then explored, either in the form of a dharma talk, questions and answers and/or discussion, often in small groups. As well as helping our inner growth, we make connections with others, and learn from one another.

The group is led by local teacher Heather Martin, or by one of our sangha members when Heather is away.

Every two months we socialize, drink tea and eat cookies. When the Moon is Full, we follow this with an extended evening of sitting and walking meditation until midnight – stay as long as you like. Please check the Vipassana Society’s NOTICE BOARD for upcoming dates.

Learn more at Salt Spring Vipassana Society’s web site: saltspringvipassana.ca

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Feldenkrais with Alice Friedman

September 12 – December 15
Feldenkrais brings anatomy, physiology and physics together to help us learn from our own unique ways of moving. With new awareness we become empowered by a simple question: Is there a better way to do this?

Alice has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method for 20 years and  is most interested in deepening the awareness and connections to self and beyond and believes this process should be full of joyful curiousity.  She is also a Registered Psychologist and brings an extensive background in human development and movement to her work.  Alice is a Guild Certified Practitioner and authorized Assistant Trainer who has taught in professional trainings in Canada and internationally.

Learn more at http://www.feldenkraislearningmatters.com.

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Iyengar Yoga with Susan Bull

Starting September 21st, 2017

This course will introduce the basic poses emphasizing mobility, stability, strength and postural alignment. Poses will include spinal, hip, shoulder and hamstring stretches as well as an introduction to standing poses, shoulder-stand, gentle twists, restorative yoga and breath awareness.

Susan has recently moved to Salt Spring Island from North Vancouver, where she co-directed the Yoga Moves Studio. A nationally certified Iyengar yoga teacher with over thirty-five-years of teaching experience, Susan has studied directly with B.K.S. Iyengar in India, Canada and the U.S.A., and continues to study with Canadian and international teachers. She has been invited to teach at yoga conferences in Canada and the U.S.A. and was guest yoga teacher for five summers at the International Voice Intensive at Simon Fraser University. Susan also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from U.B.C. (major piano) and has completed courses in social work and counselling at U.B.C.

Susan is known for her caring attitude, personal attention to each student, ability to teach students of “all ages and levels of experience and physical abilities”, and her deep love of yoga. With her clear and insightful teaching, Susan hopes to ignite the passion for yoga in others so they too may experience its’ transformative qualilties.

For more information phone Susan Bull: 250-653-4474. Or email susanbull@shaw.ca

Private classes by appointment.

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