Winter Yoga Classes 2020

MONDAY

Hatha 1

6 – 7 pm | January 6 - March 23

Location: Courtenay Recreation 

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

Basics of yoga postures and breathing practices. It differs from a Gentle Yoga class in that it assumes that you have a fundamental level of fitness, as well as no pain in your body. This class will help you develop strength and balance as well as flexibility, while giving you tools for stress reduction.

TUESDAY

Chair Yoga

11 am - noon | January 7 - March 24   –  FULL

Location: Native Sons Hall. Downtown Courtenay. (Contact Catherine for details.)

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

For those who cannot or do not feel comfortable on the floor. Focus is on breathing, body awareness, relaxation, stretching and gentle postures. We finish with a meditation to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.

Hatha 2 Yoga

1:00 – 2:30 pm | January 7 - March 31

This class is for you if you’ve been practicing Yoga for at least a year.

You are aware of the connection between movement and breath, and possibly familiar with Sun Salutations. You feel strong and balanced in challenging standing poses. 

The last class of every month will be a Yin Yoga class.

Location: The House of Now 536-5th Street, Courtenay

WEDNESDAY

Chair Yoga

Noon - 1:00 pm | Starts January 8, 2020 - Ongoing Class

For those who cannot or do not feel comfortable on the floor. Focus is on breathing, body awareness, relaxation, stretching and gentle postures. We finish with a meditation to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
Perhaps your mom or dad would enjoy this class.

Location: 
d’Esterre House Seniors’ Centre,
1801 Beaufort Ave, Comox

Contact Linda Barfoot for details: 250 897 1374

FRIDAY

Yin Yoga: Power in Stillness

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | January 10 - March 27  - FULL

Location: Meeting Room, Lewis Centre 

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

Are you on a fast train? Ready to get off and breathe?

In Yin Yoga, you will enter poses - mostly on the floor - and stay awhile, observing strong sensations, while allowing your breath to help you access deeper layers of dense connective tissue, like ligaments, tendons, and fascia. The long-held, passive poses will help you become more flexible, with juicier joints and better-functioning organs. You might become calmer, and better able to focus: a gift in our world of constant distraction.

Yin Yoga is an excellent complement to other forms of Yoga.
Come home to your body in a profound and satisfying way.

Gentle Yoga and Meditation for Women

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm February 14 - March 27

Location: Nourish Wellness in Comox. 1822 Comox Ave, Unit C (Second floor) 

Registration: $87.50 for 7-class series. Space is limited; register early to save your spot.

Breathe into this soothing practice. Slow, quiet Yoga. Can you already feel your body relaxing? Delicious guided meditations, to shift you back into a balanced state, where ALL IS WELL.

It’s for women only, because we won’t necessarily sit in stillness for meditation. That method was developed by celibate monks in monasteries. Women’s needs are different. 

Spring Yoga Classes 2020

MONDAY

Hatha 1

6 – 7 pm | April 6 - June 22

Location: Courtenay Recreation 

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

Basics of yoga postures and breathing practices. It differs from a Gentle Yoga class in that it assumes that you have a fundamental level of fitness, as well as no pain in your body. This class will help you develop strength and balance as well as flexibility while giving you tools for stress reduction.

Hatha 2

7:15 – 8:45 pm | April 6 - June 22

Location: Courtenay Recreation 

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

If you’ve been taking classes or practising on your own, consider joining this class. You’ll need to be aware of your breath, and familiar with basic principles of alignment. You feel strong and balanced in standing poses, comfortable in Downward Dog, and you’re ready to take your practice to the next level.

TUESDAY

Chair Yoga

11 am - noon | April 7 - June 23

Location: Native Sons Hall. Downtown Courtenay. (Contact Catherine for details.)

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

For those who cannot or do not feel comfortable on the floor. Focus is on breathing, body awareness, relaxation, stretching and gentle postures. We finish with a meditation to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.

Hatha 2 Yoga

1:00 – 2:30 pm | April 7 - June 23

You’ll need to be aware of the connection between movement and breath, familiar with Sun Salutations, and comfortable in Downward Dog. You feel strong and balanced in challenging standing poses.

The last class of every month will be a Yin Yoga class.

Location: The House of Now 536-5th Street, Courtenay

WEDNESDAY

Chair Yoga

Noon - 1:00 pm | Ongoing Class

For those who cannot or do not feel comfortable on the floor. Focus is on breathing, body awareness, relaxation, stretching and gentle postures. We finish with a meditation to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
Perhaps your mom or dad would enjoy this class.

Location: d’Esterre House Seniors’ Centre, 1801 Beaufort Ave, Comox

Contact Linda Barfoot for details: 250 897 1374

Yoga for Gardeners

2:00 - 3:15 pm | April 15 - May 20

Location: Lewis Centre 

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

If you love gardening, this is the time of year your muscles might complain as you bend, dig, plant and haul. The more decades you’ve spent here on the home planet, the louder those complaints! Yoga can help. You’ll learn a few warm-ups to do before heading outside, and some stretches to do while playing in the dirt. Lastly, cool-downs for when you know it’s time to finish for the day.

FRIDAY

NO CLASSES GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Quiet Yoga

9:15 – 10:30 am | April 3 - June 26

Location: Lewis Centre 

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

Curious about Yoga? Feeling stiff? Looking for some stress relief? Or maybe you’ve done Yoga before, and prefer a slow, meditative class. You’ll still develop strength, challenge your balance, and of course increase your flexibility. Options are given so you can choose what’s best for you in each pose.

Yin Yoga: Power in Stillness

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | April 3 - June 26

Location: Lewis Centre 

Phone: 250-338-5371 *Registration through Courtenay Recreation. 

Are you on a fast train? Ready to get off and breathe?

In Yin Yoga, you will enter poses - mostly on the floor - and stay awhile, observing strong sensations, while allowing your breath to help you access deeper layers of dense connective tissue, like ligaments, tendons, and fascia. The long-held, passive poses will help you become more flexible, with juicier joints and better-functioning organs. You might become calmer, and better able to focus: a gift in our world of constant distraction.

Yin Yoga is an excellent complement to other forms of Yoga.

Come home to your body in a profound and satisfying way.

Women’s Gentle Yoga and Meditation

9:15 – 10:30 am | April 3 - June 26

Location: Nourish Wellness,
1822 Comox Ave, Unit C (second floor)

Breathe into this soothing practice. Slow, quiet Yoga. Can you already feel your body relaxing?

Delicious guided meditations, to shift you back into a balanced state, where ALL IS WELL.

It’s for women only, because we won’t necessarily sit in stillness for meditation. That method was developed by celibate monks in monasteries. Women’s needs are different.