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!!
Public Classes (membership or drop-in) continue at The Bodymind Centre & Kula Yoga & Wellness; please contact the studio for fees and policies.
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
MONDAYS – THE 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:
- 4-5:30pm –THE BODYMIND CENTRE, MINDFULNESS YOGA (as above)
- 7-8pm – HOSPICE NORTHWEST, 63 Carrie St. (Registration required) – YOGA FOR PADDLERS – Classical hatha yoga poses suited to the demands of paddling, but useful for everyone.
FRIDAYS – KULA 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.
SUNDAYS – THE 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for information and fees, or contact the instructor Robin Faye directly with questions about the class.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
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
Lunchtime Yoga in the Park – Friday, August 15 at Waverley Park from 12:10-12:50pm, by donation. Please contact me if you need to borrow a mat for this last outdoor class of summer.
Restorative Yoga – again at The Bodymind Centre on Wednesday evenings, 8-9:30pm
Chair Yoga for Seniors – a couple of classes are already under way. Please contact me if you would like to start a new one!
Yoga For Round Bodies – in the process of choosing day and time to suit the ongoing group – TBA – meanwhile, please keep in touch- let me know if you’re interested.
Hatha Yoga – classes are in the planning stages at a few on-site locations. Please call me to discuss setting one up or joining an existing group.
I’m hoping to offer Adapted Yoga: Sit Stand or Wheel at a public location within the next few months.
Most of my classes will break for my holidays mid-September to mid-October, and will fully resume in November.
I’m currently busy completing the requirements for Thai Yoga Massage certification through Navina (www.navina.ca).
Yoga for Gardeners!
Thursday evenings 7-8 pm June 5, 12 & 26
$30 for 3 Thursdays; $12 drop-in
Hatha Yoga postures to increase flexibility, build strength, and support gardening postures with increasing ease. Improve your postural alignment and develop your mobility to promote comfort and reduce the chance of injury. No experience necessary: We start from the ground up!
Yoga For Round Bodies
Thursday evenings June 5, 12 & 26 5:30-6:30 pm
In July, 3 Mondays: July 7, 14, & 28
$30 for 3 classes; $12 drop-in
Yoga for Round Bodies promotes health at every size in a respectful and inclusive atmosphere. Props are used to adapt each posture to suit the student’s body. Modifications make each posture healthy, safe, and effective for building strength, releasing tension, increasing body awareness, and developing comfortable alignment.
8-9:30 pm Wednesdays (next 8-week session starts June 25 but drop-ins are welcome any time)
$13 drop-in, see www.bodymindcentre.com for membership options & drop-in card info.
De-stress and renew with deeply relaxing restorative yoga postures designed to relax, stretch, and bring you deeply into your body and breath. Postures are 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, injury, and/or stress.
Lunchtime Yoga in the Park
3 Fridays in July (not the 18th) & Friday August 15
12:10 – 12:50 pm at Waverley Park
by donation, registration not required – please bring your own mat or call ahead to arrange to borrow one: 632-6591
Beginner Hatha Yoga designed to encourage grounding, relaxation, and renewed energy … all with a focus on healthy alignment. Everyone welcome!
Rainy Day Restorative
Certain rainy Sundays in June, July & August 1:30-3pm
$12 drop-in fee
Rainy weather ruining your outdoor plans? Relax with restorative yoga! Call to find out if there’s room in the spontaneous Rainy Day Restorative class (all levels) … or better yet, ask to be put on the list for Robin to call you if a class is happening! 632-6591
Tuesdays & Fridays 10 – 11:30 am in July & August (except July 1 & 18, & Aug. 8)
$45 for 4 classes (any order); $12 drop-in fee
Join others practicing with teacher assistance at developing their independent Hatha yoga practices. Small groups with plenty of individual attention. Beginner level. Props provided for use in class. Please call ahead to be sure there is room in the class and to register.
April and May in Thunder Bay – Click on the links to view a poster for the class that
LUNCHTIME YOGA 12:10 – 12:50 pm: Drop-ins welcome at this 40-minute Lunchtime Yoga class – beginner to intermediate level Hatha Yoga designed to encourage grounding, relaxation, and energy! Bring your own mat or call me to make arrangements to borrow one.
SLOW YOGA 10:30-11:45: Strength-building Hatha Yoga and deeply relaxing Restorative Yoga poses all at a slow pace, in a small class, with plenty of individual attention. In this class, a limited number of drop-ins are allowed without special permission*, only until February 14. NOTE: Class replaced with Chair Yoga!
*The reason for registration is that the restorative portion requires a significant amount of props to be supplied and transported, so I need to know how many students to expect. Also the class size is small, to provide for plenty of individual attention.
Amazing start-up special for both classes is only available until February 14 – $5 per class or $20 for five (must be used before end of March). As of February 21, fees for Lunchtime Yoga are $10 per drop-in, $50 for a series of six in a row and the fees for Slow Yoga fee are $65 for a series of six classes while drop-ins (with require permission) are $12/class.