New Class co-teaching with Corrina Whybourne at Blue Sky Community Healing Centre

poster Blue Sky Yoga for Everyone fall 2016 (Cynthia Nault)We’re excited to begin this new adventure teaching together, offering a pay-what-you-can, sliding scale suggested donation class!  Our effort is geared specifically to share yoga with people who can’t afford to attend a studio regularly.  While there really are no questions asked, we recommend the following contribution:

If you can afford new clothes, please pay $15 (this is a common fee for a drop-in yoga class, and we don’t want to be undercutting other yoga teachers)

If you usually buy second-hand clothes or are on ODSP, and you can afford it this week, please contribute $2 to $5.

If you have no income or are on OW, pay nothing!

You decide.

Your contributions go towards the work of Blue Sky Community Healing Centre, which is very generously allowing us to use their beautiful space.  Thank you, Blue Sky!

IMPORTANT:  Please be fragrance-free (due to allergies) which includes deodorants, shampoos, laundry products (especially dryer sheets), as well as perfumes and colognes.

AND … ALLERGY ALERT:  There are two cats in the space.  The ceiling is high and the space is clean, but if you are very reactive to cats, they may bother you.

Your teachers are Robin Faye and Corrina Whybourne.  Details about Robin’s training, experience, and philosophy are all over this website, so this description is about Corrina (who, by the way, Robin is delighted to be working with!):

Corrina began yoga as a physical practice 5 years ago, when she and her mom occasionally attended drop in classes. In 2015 she visited India, where she spent some time in an ashram. This is where Corrina was introduced to the more spiritual and mental side of yoga, and where her love for it truly began. In 2016 she returned to India to travel and to achieve her 200hr Ryc Yoga Alliance certification. She trained in Hatha and Hatha-Vinyasa asana (postures) practice, as well as in pranayama (breathing techniques). Corrina loves how yoga can act as a wholesome healing approach to physical or mental ailments, and how it offers many never ending challenges through its practice. She credits yoga with helping her to learn about herself and she hopes that through yoga, she can help support others on their own paths.

“What are the classes like?”

They’ll be gentle.  We’ll start with the six natural movements of the spine, taking it slowly and finding a comfortable level of movement for each person.  We’re all different, and each one of us is actually different from day to day.  So, we’ll respect that and we’ll practice moving in ways that support a healthy posture and without strain.  We’ll work at increasing mobility by working within the body’s current limits.  We’ll practice body awareness, breathing techniques and meditation, and we’ll relax in positions called “restorative postures” (they really are restful, and at the same time they do build strength).  If there any movements you can’t do comfortably, we’ll change the movements to suit your body’s needs, or find another movement that can offer the same benefit.

Still have questions?

Call us at 807-632-6591, or send an email to robin@robinfaye.ca

 

SPRING & SUMMER 2016

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Mondays 7-8:30pm – Mindfulness Yoga at The Bodymind Centre www.bodymindcentre.com

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm – Mindfulness Yoga at The Bodymind Centre

Wednesdays (alternate – contact Robin for info) Small Group Restorative Yoga $25 each class at Red River Acupuncture*

Thursdays 10:30-11:30am – Restorative Yoga at Kula Yoga & Wellness www.kulastudio.ca

Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm – Beginner Hatha Yoga $120 for 8 weeks at Red River Acupuncture – Spring ONLY*

*Red River Acupuncture is at 338 Red River Road (between Regent and Algoma, across from Waverley Park – parking is right in front) www.redriveracupuncture.com

Private yoga lessons and/or bodywork are available by appointment. Robin uses a gentle, integrated approach to bodywork combining Reiki, massage, reflexology, and Thai yoga massage techniques.

Please do not wear scented personal care or scented laundry products to classes or appointments, due to allergies and sensitivities.

To keep in touch with new classes, workshops, and special events, email yoga (at) robinfaye.ca and request to be added to the email list.

January – April 2016: Classes

Mondays 10:30-11:15am Adapted Yoga: Sit, Stand, or Wheel $40 for 4 weeks*

Mondays 7-8:30pm Mindfulness Yoga (there will be a sub on January 11, 25, and February 22) The Bodymind Centre  www.bodymindcentre.com

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm Mindfulness Yoga at The Bodymind Centre

Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm Basic Beginner Hatha Yoga $120 for 8 weeks*

Restorative Yoga once monthly Wednesdays 7:30-9pm $25 each class* please contact for dates

Sundays 3-4pm Home Practice Support – small group discussion and some work on specific asana (postures).  *

*At Red River Acupuncture, 338 Red River Road (between Regent and Algoma, across from Waverley Park – parking is right in front)  REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL, as the space is small.

Drop-ins are welcome at The Bodymind Centre classes.

Also, private yoga lessons and/or bodywork are available by appointment at Red River Acupuncture. With bodywork, Robin uses a gentle, integrated approach combining Reiki, massage, reflexology, and Thai yoga massage techniques. Please call for info.

 

Please do not wear scented personal care or scented laundry products to classes or appointments, due to allergies and sensitivities.

Fall Classes 2015

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MINDFULNESS YOGA – MONDAYS 7pm-8:30pm; WEDNESDAYS 4-5:30pm; SUNDAYS 11:45am-1:15pm at The Bodymind Centre, 105 Villa St. (at Water) www.bodymindcentre.com

RESTORATIVE YOGA – FRIDAYS 10:30am-11:30am at KULA YOGA & WELLNESS, 176 Algoma St. S. (just south of Bay St.) www.kulastudio.ca

ADAPTED YOGA: SIT,STAND, OR WHEEL – MONDAYS 10:30-11:15am*

BASIC BEGINNER HATHA YOGA – THURSDAYS 7:30-8:30pm*

Monthly SMALL GROUP RESTORATIVE YOGA – Certain Wednesdays 7:30-9pm* at Red River Acupuncture, 338 Red River Road (between Algoma and Regent) www.redriveracupuncture.com

*Due to small class size, pre-registration is required for all classes at Red River Acupuncture. Please contact Robin at (807) 632-6591 or robin@robinfaye.ca.

Also, private yoga instruction and bodywork is offered at Red River Acupuncture, by appointment.  Robin’s approach to bodywork is an integrated one,  combining techniques from massage, Reiki, reflexology, and Thai massage.

Beginners always welcome, registration recommended, drop-ins available in most classes. Please avoid wearing scented products to class.

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Yoga For Gardeners

I’m offering a short workshop to help with posture for gardening. Warm-ups, stretches, using tools as props, doing garden tasks in yoga poses, moving from the deep core. I led a three-week series last year. This year it’s fine-tuned and condensed. Contact Kula to register; please contact me at 632-6591 if you have questions. Fee is $20/person.

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New Certification – CYA-RYT500 :)

My 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certificate has arrived! I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity to study and practice with awesome senior yoga teachers at Yogaspace. I thoroughly recommend their training for anyone who can spend the time in Toronto. Together with the 200-hour training I participated in at Yogaspace in 2012, this recognizes me for 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training (plus I have some separate certificates in addition :)) And I had the good fortune to also be able to spend time with my mother and my son as well as Toronto friends; and to take art courses at OCAD over most of my Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training periods. Much thanks again to all who gave me support and encouragement over the past six years+ as I figured out how to re-organize my life post-injury. My yoga teaching practice is growing thanks to my students, colleagues, teachers, and friends: Thank you!!

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Public Classes for Spring & Summer

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Public Classes (membership or drop-in) continue at The Bodymind Centre & Kula Yoga & Wellness; please contact the studio for fees and policies.

PUBLIC CLASSES:

Mindfulness Yoga at The Bodymind Centre (see below for descriptions):

  • Mondays 7-830pm
  • Wednesdays 4-530pm
  • Sundays 1145am-115pm

Gentle Flow Yoga at Kula Yoga & Wellness:  Move with awareness through asanas introducing a different mini-sequence each week to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

  • Thursdays 12:15-1pm

Restorative Yoga at Kula Yoga & Wellness (see below for descriptions):

  • Fridays 10-1130am

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS at Kula Yoga & Wellness (limited registrations, so please register early)

Sunday, May 10 from 330-530pm – MOTHER’S DAY RESTORATIVE

Sunday, May 31 from 330-530pm –INTRO TO RESTORATIVE YOGA

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January – April 2015 PUBLIC CLASSES

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photo: Andy Ivancic

 

MONDAYSTHE BODYMIND CENTRE, 105 Villa St. (at Water) www.bodymindcentre.com

  • 7-830pm – MINDFULNESS YOGA – Not a work-out, but a work in! Guided visualizations and mostly restorative poses enhance body awareness and encourage deep relaxation.

 

WEDNESDAYS – 2 locations:

  • 4-5:30pmTHE BODYMIND CENTRE, MINDFULNESS YOGA (as above)
  • 7-8pmHOSPICE NORTHWEST, 63 Carrie St. (Registration required) – YOGA FOR PADDLERS – Classical hatha yoga poses suited to the demands of paddling, but useful for everyone.

 

FRIDAYSKULA YOGA & WELLNESS, 176 Algoma St. S. (just south of Bay St.) www.kulastudio.ca

  • 10-11am – RESTORATIVE YOGA – Deeply relaxing restorative yoga postures designed to relax, stretch, and bring you deeply into your own body and breath with very little, or even no effort.

 

SUNDAYSTHE BODYMIND CENTRE  www.bodymindcentre.com

  • 11:45am – 1pm – MINDFULNESS YOGA (as above)

Beginners are always welcome, registration is recommended, and drop-ins are available in most classes. Please avoid wearing scented products to class.

For further info, please contact the individual studio or yoga teacher Robin Faye (807) 632-6591.

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New Classes … at some familiar places, and some new ….

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Yoga For Round Bodies: Mondays November 10, 24, December 1, 8, 15, & 22, 4-5:15pm at Yoga4All

Practice beginner Hatha yoga and restorative postures in a safe, supportive, and small class designed specifically for students with round bodies. Yoga for Round Bodies promotes health at every size in a respectful and inclusive atmosphere. Postures are adapted to suit each student’s body using a variety of props. Modifications make each posture healthy, safe, comfortable, and effective to build strength, release tension, increase body awareness, and develop comfortable alignment. Beginners always welcome. Fee: $12/class; $60 for series of 6. Please contact the instructor Robin Faye at 632-6591 or yoga@robinfaye.ca for more information and to register.

 

Slow Yoga: Tuesdays beginning November 4, 1:30-2:30pm at Kula Yoga

Slow Yoga is a mix of Hatha and Restorative styles, providing both strength and balance development and deep stretch and relaxation. The pace of the class is slow and the movements are gentle with plenty of modifications to make them safe.  Classes begin with breath awareness and visualization, progress to incorporating the breath with movement in asana, and quieting the body into deeply relaxing restorative postures that embody the absence of effort. Students wear loose, comfy clothing and are supported by a variety of yoga props. Beginners always welcome! Contact Kula Studio for fees and to register online www.kulastudio.ca.

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Restorative Yoga: Tuesdays beginning November 4, 8:30-9:30pm at Kula Yoga

                                      Thursdays November 6 to December 11, 2-3:15pm at Yoga4All

De-stress and renew with deeply relaxing restorative yoga postures designed to relax, stretch, and bring you deeply into your own body and breath. Postures are fully supported by props and held for an extended time with very little, or even no effort. Guided meditations and visualizations help develop body awareness and give you tools that can be practiced at home and in life. Classes are small, with plenty of individual attention. This class is suitable for anyone who can lie on the floor, and is especially useful for people recovering from illness and/or injuries, or, as with most of us … stress. For the Tuesday evening class, please contact Kula Studio for fees and to register online www.kulastudio.ca. Please contact the instructor Robin Faye at 632-6591 or yoga@robinfaye.ca about Thursday afternoons at Yoga4All.

 

Mindfulness Yoga: Wednesdays 4-5:30pm at The Bodymind Centre

                                        Sundays 11:45am-1pm at The Bodymind Centre

Focus on body awareness with relaxing restorative yoga postures designed to relax, stretch, and bring you deeply into your own body and breath. Postures are fully supported by props and held for an extended time with very little, or even no effort. Guided meditations and visualizations help develop body awareness and give you tools that can be practiced at home and in life. This class is suitable for anyone who can lie on the floor, and is especially useful for people recovering from illness and/or injuries, or, as with most of us … stress. Please contact The Bodymind Centre at 344-1628 or info@bodymindcentre.com for information and fees, or contact the instructor Robin Faye directly with questions about the class.

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Yoga For Paddlers: Wednesdays November 12 to December 17, 7-8pm at Hospice Northwest

Hatha Yoga is a great way to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and relaxation skills. The pace of the class is moderate; it’s suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Modifications are provided for injuries and limitations, so that postures are kept safe and effective. This class is initiated by The Grizzlies kayaking club, so will have a focus on learning the basics of classical yoga poses that are particularly suited to the demands of paddling, but are useful for everyone. Fee for Hospice Northwest volunteers: $8/class, but a $5 discount if committing to the series of 6 classes and paying in advance. Props are provided (you’re welcome to bring your own mat). Students wear whatever is comfortable to move in. Classes are on Wednesday evenings 7-8pm November 12 to December 17, and a new session will begin again in January. Please contact instructor Robin Faye at 632-6591 or yoga@robinfaye.ca for more information and to register.

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November classes starting!

Hello Friends and Students!

A new session of public classes (registration recommended) starts in November:

Mondays: 4-5:15pm Yoga For Round Bodies at Yoga4All, 450 Memorial Ave.

Tuesdays:  1:30-2:30pm Slow Yoga at Kula Yoga, 176 Algoma St. S.

8:30-9:30pm Restorative Yoga at Kula Yoga, 176 Algoma St. S.

Wednesdays:  4-5:30pm Mindfulness Yoga (Restorative) at The Bodymind Centre

7-8pm Hatha Yoga For Paddlers at Hospice Northwest, 63 Carrie St.

Thursdays:  2-3:15pm Restorative Yoga at Yoga4All, 450 Memorial Ave.

Sundays:  11:45am-1pm Mindfulness Yoga (Restorative) at The Bodymind Centre

Please call me at 632-6591 for further info, directions, fees, or to register or send me an email: yoga (at) robinfaye.ca