YARD offers the following yoga classes throughout the year. Click on the instructors name for yoga qualifications and bio.
Days and Instructors listed are for Fall 2013 Yoga Classes.
INTERMEDIATE YOGA with Ann Waschuk (Monday)
Explore yourself deeper and refine your practice to rediscover the inner peace and ease that is inherently yours. An active practice of asana, pranayama, philosophy and chanting, meditation along with a lengthy guided meditation. Experience with yoga & a sense of humor is required.
INTRO TO YOGA with Paula Carnegie Fehr (Monday)
Learn the basics to aid you in your journey with any style of yoga. Discover how to find alignment, comfort and ease in the poses, how to easily and efficiently allow the breath to move you and how to be still. Classes will include postures, breathing techniques, relaxation / meditation and joy.
BEGINNER POWER with Adele Ohama (Monday) & Nicole Schulz (Wednesday)
An introduction to the breathing technique, postures and sequence of Ashtanga yoga. Hot - Not suitable for pregnancy
PRE-NATAL YOGA with Ann Waschuk (Monday)
Gentle yoga postures and breathing techniques, restorative poses and relaxation specifically designed for the mother to be.
BEGINNER YOGA with Maxine Winchester (Tuesday) & Ann Waschuk (Thursday)
Learn the basics of yoga in a safe, comfortable and joyful manner. Focus on a variety of postures to build strength, stamina & increased flexibility for the development & harmony of the whole body, mind and soul. Postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), meditation and deep relaxation are all explored. All Levels
MIX & MATCH YOGA with Wanda Oster (Tuesday) Connie Dymianiw (Wednesday) & Delaney Shaye Hansen (Thursday)
Perfect mid-day break. Breathe fully & deeply, release tension & relax your mind with Asana, Pranayama & Meditation. Yin on Tuesday, Hatha on Wednesday & Chakra Yoga on Thursday. Come up to 3 times a week – return to work relaxed and refreshed! Suitable for beginner & continuing students. All Levels
GENTLE / MODIFIED YOGA with Paula Carnegie Fehr (Tuesday, Thursday)
This class is for the tentative beginner or those who need a very slow pace. Chairs, props, and gentle postures help the student to find a way into comfortable practice. Emphasis is on body/mind awareness, breathing, joint mobilization, basic yoga postures and relaxation. Suitable for seniors.
HIMALAYAN YOGA with Barb Breau (Tuesday)
Mat, muscle, mind, mantra, meditation, and more. All with breath flow awareness as we journey into a healing inquiry of the Self. All Levels
CONTINUING POWER with Trish Campbell (Tuesday)
A dynamic series of postures intended to increase your endurance, flexibility & concentration. Prior power yoga recommended. Hot - Not suitable for pregnancy
KUNDALINI YOGA with Alison Rittammer & Dena Fairell (Monday, Tuesday)
Experience yoga kriyas that combine postures, rhythmic movement, mantra and meditation to strengthen the nervous system and bring peace to the body and mind. All levels – Not suitable for pregnancy
VINYASA HATHA with Paula Carnegie Fehr (Wednesday)
Move into your day with a moderate flowing asana practice. Must have continuing to intermediate level of experience. Not suitable for pregnancy
YOGA FOR BACKS with Connie Dymianiw (Wednesday)
Discover how ease of movement, release of tension and development of strength can improve the health and function of your back. Combine mindfulness and breath work with gentle asana and re-awaken your spine. All Levels
YIN YOGA with Wanda Oster, Nicole Schulz & Selina Hicks (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
This style of hatha (with held supported postures) targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine nourishing the joints and ligaments. All Levels
EARLY MORNING HATHA with Maxine Winchester (Wednesday)
Salute the sun at daybreak. Awaken the body by centering, stretching and balancing before beginning another hectic day. All Levels
CHAKRA YOGA with Delaney Shaye-Hansen (Thursday)
Chakra yoga includes postures and exercises that work to balance the physical body while using meditation to help renew organs, cells and other anatomical building blocks. The goal is the reduction of stress while increasing energy through both movement and relaxation.
EVENING HATHA with Suzanne Blackwell (Thursday)
'A bit of everything'; this multi-level class targets better flexibility, strength, alignment, balance, & body awareness as well as breathing & relaxation practices for overall wellness & stress relief. Not suitable for pregnancy
POWER VARIETY PACK with Sharon H., Trish C., Anomi B., Suzanne B. & Adele O. (Thursday)
Mix-it-up & advance your practice! Various instructors lead you in a fun, adventurous & challenging 'theme of the week’ power-based class!
Please no Beginner Drop-ins. Hot - Not suitable for pregnancy
THERAPEUTIC YOGA with Kyla Belich (Friday)
This gentle form of yoga is practiced using asana-inspired movements in a range of motion that is free of pain or tension. Moving this way results in a reduction in pain and tension as well as an increase in mobility, stability, strength and endurance. All Levels
INTERMEDIATE KUNDALINI YOGA with Dena Fairell (Friday)
A series of systematic techniques with extended mantra & meditations times with kriyas of postures, movement and pranayama. Prior yoga recommended. Not suitable for pregnancy
BEG / CONT. POWER with Anomi Bearden (Sunday)
"Ashtanga” inspired power yoga class with emphasis on breath awareness and vinyasa flow (coordinating breath with movement). All Levels. Hot - Not suitable for pregnancy