Public Classes for Spring & Summer

robin & skeleton 3                                                             photo credit:  Coral Maloney

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

poster yoga workshop mothers day with julie gibbons                Photo credit: Lisa Butler;  Artwork: Jenelle Thacker

January – April 2015 PUBLIC CLASSES

photo:  Andy Ivancic
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

 

 

Coming up for Fall

Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography
Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography

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.

Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography
Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography

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).

Happy rest-of-the-summer!

Summer Offerings

Yoga for Gardeners! 

photo: MLees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder Bay
photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder Bay

Thursday evenings 7-8 pm June 5, 12 & 26

at The Yoga Room

$30 for 3 Thursdays; $12 drop-in

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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!

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Photo: M.Lees, Featherlite Photopgraphy, Thunder Bay
Photo: M.Lees, Featherlite Photopgraphy, Thunder Bay

Yoga For Round Bodies

Thursday evenings June 5, 12 & 26 5:30-6:30 pm

In July, 3 Mondays: July 7, 14, & 28

at The Yoga Room

$30 for 3 classes; $12 drop-in

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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.

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Restorative Yoga

Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography
Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder Bay

8-9:30 pm Wednesdays (next 8-week session starts June 25 but drop-ins are welcome any time)

at The Bodymind Centre

$13 drop-in, see www.bodymindcentre.com for membership options & drop-in card info.

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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.

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Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder bay
Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder Bay

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

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Beginner Hatha Yoga designed to encourage grounding, relaxation, and renewed energy … all with a focus on healthy alignment.   Everyone welcome!

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Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder bay
Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder Bay

Rainy Day Restorative

Certain rainy Sundays in June, July & August 1:30-3pm

Location TBA

$12 drop-in fee

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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

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Self-Practice

Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography
Photo: M. Lees, Featherlite Photography, Thunder Bay

Tuesdays & Fridays 10 – 11:30 am in July & August (except July 1 & 18,  & Aug. 8)

Location TBA

$45 for 4 classes (any order); $12 drop-in fee

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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.

 

 

 

Active Chair Yoga

Sitting too much?  Turn your chair into a yoga prop! This half-hour class teaches practical skills for stretching, strengthening, and centering.  Let your chair motivate you to action!  Tuesdays 11:30-12 noon at The Creative Commons. $2 members/$5 public.

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2 New Classes starting February 4th at The Creative Commons in the new location at 189 Algoma St. S.

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. 

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Two New Classes: Chair Yoga & Slow Yoga!

This version of Chair Yoga is designed for seniors and people with limited mobility who are not comfortable or able to get up and down off the floor, or who need the support of a chair for balance or stability.  The pace of the class is slow and the movements are gentle with plenty of modifications to make them safe.  The benefits are increased strength, circulation and balance, a sense of well-being and relaxation.  Students wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, and a minimum of props are used.

Chair yoga will be held at Hospice Northwest from 1:30-2:15pm on January 23 and January 30, followed by 45 minutes of Restorative Yoga.  Cost for Chair Yoga only is $5/student per class; with Restorative also it is $8 for Hospice Northwest Volunteers and $12 for others.

Please register by email: yoga @robinfaye.ca or by phone (807) 632-6591.

 

Slow Yoga is a mix of Hatha and Restorative styles, providing both gentle strength and balance development and deep stretch and relaxation.  Classes begin with breath awareness and visualization, progress to incorporating the breath with movement in asana, and quieten the body into deeply relaxing restorative postures that embody the absence of effort.  It’s a great way to end a work or school week!  Students wear loose, comfy clothing and are supported by a variety of yoga props.

Slow Yoga classes are offered at The Creative Commons on Friday afternoons from 3-4:30pm starting January 24.  Cost TBA.  Registration details above.