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Fall 2017: Small Group Restorative Yoga

Classes begin after Labour Day:

Thursdays 7:30-9pm: Sept 7-Oct 12 & Nov 2-Dec 7 fee: $120

Sundays 2:30-4pm: Sept 10-Oct 8 & Nov 5-Dec 3 fee: $100

Mondays 7:30-9pm: Sept 12-Oct 9 fee: $100 & Oct 30–Dec 4 fee: $120.

Payment is required to hold your spot. Students registering before August 25 are eligible to book a private yoga lesson at a reduced rate before Sept 15.

Restorative yoga postures are 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 … the ongoing stresses of daily life.

 

 

Winter Yoga Classes 2017

REMINDER:  Help us keep a safe and healthy class environment by always attending fragrance-free.  Please ask if you need advice on how to do so.

At Red River Acupuncture – Sundays, in two five-week series beginning January 8 and again beginning February 19:

Hatha Yoga (beginner) 1:30-2:30pm ($80 for five weeks or $18/class drop-in)

Restorative Yoga 3:00-4:30pm ($125 for five weeks or $28/class drop-in)

Both Hatha and Restorative classes together, $175 for five weeks

Private yoga instruction by appointment ($75 per session)

At Blue Sky Community Healing Centre – Thursdays, beginning January 5:

Hatha/Restorative 10:30-11:30am (sliding scale suggested donation)

 

At P. R. Cook Apartments – Fridays (ongoing):

Seniors chair yoga 10:30-11:30am (residents only)

 

On-site specialty classes, workshops, and presentations can be arranged for workplaces and organizations.

 

Classes at Blue Sky Community Healing Centre are drop-in; all other classes require registration, which may be done over the phone or internet.

 

Please call 807-632-6591 or email robin(at)robinfaye.ca if you have any questions at all about my teaching methods, philosophy, experience, or training.

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

yoga prop set-up RRA 2015

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.

changes

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.

poster yoga for gardeners

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!!

Yogaspace 300-hour AYTT certificatecertificate yogaspace 200 hour