- May 5 - New 8:00pm Kundalini class starts with Jas Pal
- May 6 - First Fridays: Ecstatic Dance class from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please register in advance.
- May 13 - Second Fridays: Guided Meditation class from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please register in advance.
- May 20 - Third Fridays: Partner Yoga class from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please register in advance.
- May 27 - Fourth Fridays: Guided Breathing class from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please register in advance.
Come play! Jas Pal will be teaching an additional Kundalini class starting Thursday, May 5 at 8:00pm. Move your body, expand your energy, breathe deeply, and then go home to dream extravagantly.
Kundalini yoga is a style of yoga very different from our other classes. It tends to have a more spiritual focus, with a particular emphasis on breath work. The class often includes chanting (mantras), some basic warm-ups, repetitive movements with accompanying conscious breath work (called "kriyas"), and some amount of meditation.
The intention of a Kundalini yoga practice is to increase the vibration in the body, or to move the Kundalini energy (also called chi) up through the chakras. Many people experience Kundalini yoga as energizing and joyful, while some also find that it raises awareness of other emotions.
We recently hired another new massage therapist, Olga. She'll be on schedule on Saturdays and Tuesday evenings, helping us round out our evening and weekend hours. Schedule a massage to check out her awesome combination of relaxation and deep tissue work.
Here's some information about Olga:
I started seeing the beneficial effects of massage while working at physical therapy and orthopedic clinics as a Russian medical interpreter. I decided this would be a great way to expand my abilities and have a greater impact on the people around me.
I became a Licensed Massage Practitioner in 2015, after graduating from Everest College in Vancouver. I enjoy combining both therapeutic and relaxation massage to relieve pain and stress, and I like to customize each massage individually for every client.
In addition to Swedish and Deep Tissue, I have training in cranio-sacral, reflexology, trigger point, and myofascial release. I love doing yoga, hiking in nature and painting.
We're delighted to welcome our newest yoga instructor, Jerri. She'll be teaching Restorative Yoga on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm, starting in May. Be sure to check out the class and say hello.
Here's some information from Jerri:
My intention is to stay awake and aware for all experiences, whether I'm surfing glassy waves, stretching a kink from my back, or holding my baby grandson.
After 20 years of practice, my friendship with yoga has given me tools and courage for engaging with life so that there are fewer arguments with reality and more opportunities for acceptance and loving kindness.
In my yoga classes, I entwine philosophical concepts with alignment cues so that each posture provides a unique opportunity for individual release, expression or self-discovery. I encourage a pain-free, blissful state during practice so strength and healing can arise in a state of harmlessness and grace.
After hundreds of training hours in varied styles of practice, I've recently added "Yoga as Mind-Body Medicine," an advanced module taught by Blissology® founder Eoin Finn and Dr. Lawrence Cheng, an osteopath in Vancouver, Canada. This program has greatly influenced my teaching as I incorporate ancient knowledge of the Chakra system with new discoveries about the human nervous system. I'm also pleased to be a Level 1 Teacher-in-Training with iRest®, a meditation technique based in ancient protocols and developed into a readily accessible, modern format by psychologist Richard Miller.
I'm incredibly grateful to be a conduit for knowledge and love and grateful to surf with you on this amazing ride we call life.
We've added a series of rotating Friday night classes at 7:00pm.
Each class is a stand-alone class (no need to commit to a series), and you can use your regular Breathe class pass for each. We do require that you sign up in advance, so that the instructor doesn't have to deal with payments on Friday night. This will help reduce chaos, but also allow us to feature some guest instructors.
Come check out this fun new series and let us know what you think!