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 Spring Yoga Classes.
INTERMEDIATE HATHA with Adele Ohama (Monday)
An active practice of asana, pranayama, philosophy and chanting followed by a lengthy guided meditation. Experience with yoga and a sense of humour is required.
BEGINNER POWER with Adele Ohama (Monday)
An introduction to the breathing technique, postures and sequence of Ashtanga yoga. (Hot, Not suitable for pregnancy)
BEGINNER HATHA with Ann Waschuk (Monday & Thursday) & Maxine Winchester (Tuesday)
Focus on a variety of postures to build strength, stamina & increased flexibility for the development & harmony of the whole body, mind and soul. 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. Hatha Tuesday & Thursday, and Yin on Wednesday. Suitable for beginner & continuing students.
GENTLE / MODIFIED YOGA with Paula Carnegie Fehr (Tuesday and 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.
CONTINUING POWER with Trish Campbell (Tuesday)
A dynamic series of postures intended to increase your endurance, flexibility and concentration. Prior power yoga recommended. (Hot, not suitable for pregnancy)
YIN YOGA with Wanda Oster (Tuesday @ Living Nutritiion, Friday @ YARD)
This style of hatha (with held supported postures) targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine nourishing the joints and ligaments.
KUNDALINI YOGA with Dena Simran Kaur Fairell (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. (Not suitable for pregnancy)
VINYASA HATHA with Paula Carnegie Fehr (Wednesday)
Move into your day with a flowing asana practice. Must have continuing to intermediate level of experience. (Not suitable for pregnancy)
RELAX & MEDITATE
with Barb Breau
(not currently offered)
Refresh yourself mid-week with easy release of muscle & joint tension, followed by deep relaxation and meditation. (All levels).
YOGA BASICS with Connie Dymianiw (Wednesday)
For those new or nearly new to yoga, or those simply wanting the BASICS. A combination of hatha yoga, gentle vinyasa, and vinyasa, plus breath work, and guided relaxation. All Levels.
BEGINNER / CONTINUING 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).
GENTLE YOGA TO MUSIC with Deb MacGregor and Cheryl Cooper (Wednesday)
Get your groove on and shake your tail feather. In this fun and informative yoga class students will be taught several yoga postures AND these postures will be put together - a little bit each week - to create a fun mini yoga dance routine. Yes, there will be lots of laughter, breath awareness and deep relaxation! All Levels.
GENTLE HATHA with Bette Chan & Barb Breau (not currently offered)
Focus is on gradually stretching the body to increase muscle tone, suppleness and flexibility with use of simple props and adapted poses to energize the body.
EARLY MORNING HATHA with Maxine Winchester (Thursday)
Salute the sun at daybreak. Awaken the body by centering, stretching and balancing before beginning another hectic day.
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 and stress relief." (Not suitable for pregnancy)
CONTINUING HATHA with Paula Carnegie Fehr (not currently offered)
Expand your beginner level practice of Hatha yoga. Find a deeper level of experience in your basic postures in preparation for moving into a more intermediate level of practice. Explore some of the foundational principles which define yoga as a holistic practice for well-being.
POWER VARIETY PACK with Sharon Hamilton, Trish Campbell, Suzanne Blackwell, Adele Ohama (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 Beg. Drop-ins. (Hot, Not suitable for pregnancy)
INTERMEDIATE KUNDALINI YOGA with Dena Simran Kaur 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)
BREATHE & RELEASE with Kyla Belich and Nicole Schweizer (Sunday)
This session includes both the Yin practice of yoga along with a therapeutic approach. Whatever your style of practice, advance your postures with techniques to discover the freedom of practicing with ease, being pain-free & non-harming. All Levels.
PRE-NATAL YOGA with Delaney Shaye Hansen (Sunday)
Gentle yoga postures and breathing techniques specifically designed for the mother to be.