People often ask how yoga is different than stretching, and the truth is, yoga includes stretching, but it is much more than stretching. Yoga utilizes the muscles' abilities in an advanced and functional way, combining stretching with movement, strength training, balance work and breathing techniques to facilitate the following health and wellness effects:
Our schedule is firming up. We have 15 classes on the calendar and they are as follows:
Starting June 18 - Aug. 27
exceptions are: July 2, Aug. 6
Starting July 12- Aug. 23
exception is Aug. 9.
$10 drop-in or $45 for five(5) summer class-passes.
There isn't a class scheduled for this evening (Monday, June 11). However, depending on interest we could have a class on Wednesday evening. Please RSVP if you are interested. email@example.com. text: (902) 499-4967, contact form : ktparsons.com. (Drop-in or class pass) or through messaging on the facebook page: @ktparsonsquietwellyoga .
The Saturday, June 9 Chair/Gentle Yoga class will be held at Riverside Education Centre, Milford. Drop-in fee or use one of your prepaid coupons. This class will be beneficial to anyone who has mobility/balance/chronic pain issues, or who just want a soft, calm yoga experience. See you Saturday at REC.
This Saturday morning chair/gentle (June 2) session is canceled to make sacred space for Bill Preeper's funeral. I wonder, though, who would be interested in having the class this Wednesday evening May 30 instead?
$10 drop-in or use one of your pre-purchased coupons.
Tonight is the last of the Monday make-up days. We start fresh again after tonight!
I am investigating the possibility of continuing Mondays through the summer. I am waiting to hear about space availability. I am also looking at Thursday 10-11:00am as an added possibility for July and August.
I understand the unsettled nature of the summer season and you might not want to commit to a specific class time. In that light, I am offering packs of 5 class coupons for $45.00 that can be used for any class offering for the summer months. The class packs will expire two months after purchase. The chair/gentle yoga class that is now in-session on Saturday morning is included as an option to use the coupons.
Let me know if you are interested in this particular offer!
So I'll see you tonight (except for those who have already sent their regrets!) and as always, drop-ins are welcome.
Summer is approaching quickly and there seems to be a natural decline in participation in formal yoga classes as the weather improves. Our time is spent on activities that are denied us during the long winter months. Gardening, lawn and yard care, traveling and other outdoor recreation are great ways to get exercise and are very exciting pastimes. And it is easy to skip your class in favour of these other pursuits. But, these activities also put extra stress on our bodies and extra concerns in our psyches and over time you notice that something is missing.
It's the breath, the mindfulness and the peace of mind that comes with the shared practice. When you stop, you notice the absence. You know yoga is much more than an exercise class. And, you know you need that peaceful easy feeling in summer too!
Stay safe out there!
Chair Yoga anyone?! I have just spent an entire weekend with a group of yoga, fitness and allied health professionals (phyiso, OT, massage therapists) exploring the delights, discussing applications (and contraindications) and erasing the stigma of chair yoga. Interestingly, many of the 'mat' yoginis commented that they might switch some of their personal practice to the chair!! Thank you Julie Palmer, at Yoga 4 All, for the wonderful intensive weekend.
Chair yoga was originally developed to aid those yogis and yoginis who didn't have the flexibility (or confidence) for the traditional yoga forms. It has evolved and continues to evolve to include practitioners in the corporate world--office yoga, in the classroom, as well as ongoing therapy for those challenged with chronic conditions (young or elderly) and to introduce seniors to the joys of yoga in a safe, supportive environment.
I find chair yoga to be an exciting opportunity to explore; both personally and professionally. It draws on my background in long-term care, my work in modern educational facilities and my passion for divine discovery. I am happy to share.
Want to know more about chair yoga and its possibilities for you? Get in touch through the website. ktparsons.com, through facebook @ktparsonsquietwellyoga or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you--I literally have a seat waiting just for you.
"Humbly seeking through the fog"