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Classes Run Tuesday January 9 - Sunday March 25. 12 week session for $180.
New Classes March -May added!
Our classes run with only 3-9 participants per class it is a great non-intimidating and friendly place to settle into a practice. New students are always welcome anytime to try one class free. Drop-ins and Late registrations are available as long as space allows. Online booking of your spot is recommended as there may not be room! or alternatively, Classes need a minimum of 3 to run and will be taken off online booking if not on. so online RSVP is recommended to ensure that we can accommodate you.
The Yoga Den is now a collective of independent teachers. Managed by Joanne Yanke. You can contact Joanne with questions at 306-341-3695 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the individual teachers for more information.
Class Schedule is still pending, more classes will be added once teacher's schedules are confirmed.
Pregnancy comes with its problems-backaches, morning sickness and shortness of breath, to name a few. If you're looking for a way to ease these symptoms, you need look no further than yoga. Regular yoga practice will help not only your body, but your mind as well -- and it offers a chance to meet other mothers-to-be. Yoga is a perfect fit for pregnancy, It helps prepare the body for birth and helps you recover afterward.
With regular yoga practice, you will strengthen and stretch your muscles, preparing your body for birth. Creating alignment through the body to aid in proper fetal positioning for a smooth quick labour. You will also improve postural alignment, helping to prevent backache due to the added weight of the baby and larger breasts. Other physical benefits include better circulation and breathing. Through practicing yoga and meditation, you will improve your focus and learn to relax during labour as well as to cope with any stress that arises, whether during pregnancy or after the baby is born.
Taught By Joanne Yanke
Mom & Baby Yoga- Feb-Mar
These classes are geared to helping mom release the tension, recover the stretch out abs, lost posture and tight neck and shoulders due to carrying and nursing. While working to relax and de-stress the body, mind and spirit and connect with other moms. This class is geared to accommodate newborn babies up to crawling. Yoga poses will incorporate holding, rocking and playing with your baby as well as practice with him/her next to you. As well as moving baby through some yoga too! Typical return to activity quidelines is 6 weeks postpartum and as everyone has a different birth experience your readiness to return to activity is the bigger indication than the age of your baby to when you can begin the class. A green light from your medical care provider is a must. Note: Crawling/Walking babies are welcome to come and are free to explore the room but as they tend to be drawn to the other babies you may spend more time refereeing than practicing.
This class is a strength training hybrid. It combines the core strengthening benefits of Pilates with the flexibility and well-being of yoga.
The class begins similarly to Vinyasa, then Pilates is infused into the practice. This class is faster passed, yet the core exercises will start simple and progress threw out the season.
Class taught by Kim
Taught by Kimberley Sattelmeier
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially, this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.
Please note: Yin Yoga is not restorative yoga. Like all yoga practices, if the tissues you are targeting for exercise are damaged in some way, please give yourself a chance to heal before resuming your regular practice.
75 minute class
Hatha is traditional non-flow (vinyasa) yoga. We are pleased to offer hatha in the Sivananda lineage with Kimberley and 12 week workshop style Energy Medicine class with Joanne Yanke which will focus on traditional yogic healing through the movement of energy and working with correcting all energy systems for optimal health. See individual class registrations for full class descriptions.
Beginners are welcome in any of classes. With registered sessions we start basic and build and with only 3-9 students in the class we are able to tailor the practice to your needs and are right there to help you out.
Yoga For FertilityClass is currently cancelled. Watch for a weekend workshop.
Yoga for fertility can greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant because it increases relaxation, blood flow to the reproductive organs (improving egg and sperm quality) and creates a sense of peace and well being. Executing specific yoga for fertility poses will definitely help you conceive faster. Also, once pregnant, yoga can help you through your pregnancy increase flexibility and tone your muscles to prepare you for childbirth.
Yoga for fertility is mostly recommended to women, but very few know that this form of exercise can actually increase sperm quality, sperm count and sperm motility in men. Yoga for men helps decrease stress levels that affects male erectile dysfunction and impotence. Practicing yoga is beneficial to both partners when trying to conceive.
As infertility is a sensitive issue, this class creates a place for friendship, support and communication with others facing the same issues.
This class is also great if you are newly pregnant and have a history of miscarriage. Gentle relaxed, movements to help de-stress and tools to help with past trauma, current fears and create and sustain a healthy atmosphere for development.
Registration with your partner is encouraged but not necessary for participation. Partners are HALF PRICE! 12 week registration $180 or $270 for both of you, please register both and a note that you are together.
Teacher is To Be Decided still. Joanne Yanke unless Joanne Alexander is available to take over.
Plan is to alternate between yoga nidra and guided visualization medititation on Sunday mornings. Register for 6 weeks of 1 or the other or 12 weeks of both. Taught by our amazing practitioner Lucinda Proulx. Pricing and Dates are still to be decided. Let us know if you're interested to join us.
Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. All that your body needs to do is lie down on the floor. And even if you can't lie down on the floor, you can still do this practice seated.As you lie down, supported in savasana, all you have to do is follow the voice that is guiding you. It's likely that you will remember certain parts of the meditation and not others. Every time you come to the practice you encounter a new experience—none of which is wrong. Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. The stages of body scan and breath awareness alone can be practiced to calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health.
Guided Visualization Meditation
Plan is to alternate between yoga-nidra and guided visualization meditation on Sunday mornings (dates are still being worked out). Taught by our amazing practitioner Lucinda Proulx. Price per class is $15 to be paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer.
Can't just sit still and meditate? Then this is the class for you. Lucinda will keep you centered and aware of the present through a guided visualization. This style of meditation will promote relaxation, enhance your spiritual development and is a great tool for personal development. Not only will you go into a deep relaxed state, it will help alleviate tension held in different areas in your body and reduce stress levels.