Drop In Yoga Schedule
‘We don’t use our body to get into a pose, we use the pose to get into the body.’
Bernie Clark, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga
Katie weaves the philosophy of yoga in every practice; lightly educating you with the lessons of yoga, the emotional and physical body integrated with a love for modern neuroscience research. Through breath and movement, you are free to be. Free to stretch, to release tension, to challenge yourself, to gain strength and flexibility, to set intentions for healthier thoughts/life choices, to develop a deeper connection to yourself. Yoga can be restful, challenging, and playful. Keeping in mind that we all have limitations, each class is gentle to encourage a healthy expansion in the body & mind.
free to be fosters mindfulness of the breath. When we live with fullness of breath, we have access to improved clarity, inner peace, and connection to the present. Yoga is defined as union. Come unite your breath with your presence and cultivate for yourself, a quieting of the mind, deepening of self love, and soft discoveries in the body.
SPRING/SUMMER ONGOING DROP IN/PREPAID CLASSES
Sky Studio at Century Health Massage Therapy Clinic
291 Charlotte St. Peterborough
705 872 7115
TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
A gentle yogic experience that encourages a balance between effort and rest, stretching and strengthening, movement and stillness, breathing naturally and exploring breathing techniques to further a quieting of the mind and body. With opportunities to navigate the practice of meditation, we get a sense for the timelessness of the here and now. As we cultivate the quality of balance in our bodies and mind, we can move, think and feel with more resourcefulness and creativity.
Dress in layers for this class, feel free to bring a blanket and/or pillow from home for optimal comfort
RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA
A restorative yogic experience that encourages deeper rest that intelligently replenishes your reservoir of vitality. Using props such as bolsters, eye pillows, blankets, sandbags, blocks, the wall and chairs we find the support we need to find a soothing surrender in the body and mind. As we cultivate intelligent rest we reclaim our worthiness to be grounded, calm and resilient to all that we experience.
Dress warmly for this class, and feel free to bring a blanket and/or pillow from home for optimal comfort
$10 Drop In
6 Class Pass $50 = 1 class FREE!
9 Class Pass: $80 = 1 class FREE!
12 Class Pass: $$110 = 1 class FREE!
ALL SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED
2015 Community Collaborations
Ongoing Offering – Yoga Wellness Program with CMHA LYNX Program
Weekly meditation and gentle yoga stretch with John Howard Society’s suspension/Expulsion Program at PCVS
April 2015 – PCCHU Smoking Cessation Program, Partners in Pregnancy
May to June 2015 – Pilot ‘Mind Shift’ Program at Thomas A Stewart Secondary School (mindfulness, meditation and chair yoga)
May 4th, 2015 – ‘Rest & Digest’ Free Youth Yoga Class in support of Peterborough’s Youth Week
June 2015 – PCCHU Smoking Cessation Program, Partners in Pregnancy
June 2015 – 3 sessions with Lakefield Secondary School, PCCHU Smoking Cessation
June 2015 – Restorative Yoga for Transition Wellness Institute Workshop Series
September 23rd, 2015 – Talk on Mindfulness with Life After Stroke Peterborough Support Group
October 21st, 2015 -1 hour workshop with Fleming College’s Practical Nursing Students Summer Program
December 10th, 2105 – ‘Love My Life’ (LML) Conference: Introduction to Mindfulness
2014 Community Involvement:
Weekly meditation and gentle yoga stretch John Howard Society’s suspension/Expulsion Program at PCVS
April – June 2014: 10 week Therapeutic Yoga with John Howard Society’s Quantum Program
July 5th: 1 hour workshop with Fleming College’s Practical Nursing Students Summer Program
September – December: Weekly 1 hr meditation and relaxation with partners John Howard Society and PCCHU
September 7th: 3hr workshop collaboration with Sarah Rudnicki, Celebrating the Sacred Feminine Yoga and Belly Dance
September 29th & October 5th: YWCA Wellness Workshops
November 6th & 7th: 1 hour workshops with Trent BScN Students
November 11th: 1 hour workshop with Trent Practical Nursing Students
November 13th: Therapeutic Yoga, 6 week series with partner, CMHA LYNX Program
November 2014 – Introduction to Yoga and Meditation in partnership with PCCHU Smoking Cessation Program, Partners in Pregnancy
December 11th & 18th: Introduction to meditation and yoga with TASS Students in collaboration with PCCHU
Katie’s volunteer history includes teaching with the City of Burlington, Chick Fit Program for girls ages 10 and up. and restorative yoga with the Carpenter Hospice Wellness Program in Burlington.
Contact Katie by email email@example.com or by phone: (705) 872-7115
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher 200hr+
Trained with Dan Clement, Open Source Yoga & Live Yoga in White Rock, BC
‘In specifics, you want to practice with open hands and soft palms. You want the shoulders, wrists, and all the joints relaxed. You want to move to and from the core of the body. Don’t put any tension on the periphery. Work without struggle. This is strength that is soft. This is strength receiving. This is male and female united within and without.’
Mark Whitwell, Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection