Stowel lake farm weekly classes
CLASSES ARE IN THE GATEHOUSE UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
click on individual links below to learn more about classes
9:00AM - 10:30AM Feldenkrais with Alice Friedman.
Feldenkrais brings anatomy, physiology and physics together to help us learn from our own unique ways of moving. With new awareness we become empowered by a simple question: Is there a better way to do this?
Alice has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method for 20 years and is most interested in deepening the awareness and connections to self and beyond and believes this process should be full of joyful curiousity. She is also a Registered Psychologist and brings an extensive background in human development and movement to her work. Alice is a Guild Certified Practitioner and authorized Assistant Trainer who has taught in professional trainings in Canada and internationally.
5:00PM - 6:30PM Vijnana Yoga Level 2 Hanna Munneke.
Come Relax, Release, Root, Connect, Enliven, and Expand.
Vijnana Yoga is a tradition that places focus on practicing from inside, energetic alignment, and awakening the innate wisdom of our bodies through sitting meditation, pranayama, study and asana practice. Each week we will explore a different asana focus, and a dynamic cycle of standing poses. Suitable for yogis with at least one year experience, and some familiarity with inversions.
7:00PM - 8:30PM Yin Yoga with Satıya Channer.
A yin practice is a quiet meditative practice. It works on the connective tissue to bring supple movement back to the body. Postures are held for a longer period of time than an active practice (10 - 12 breaths). Attention is focused on deep breathing to release built up tension and help you soften muscles and tendons.
Satiya Channer is a certified yoga therapist and a registered yoga teacher.
5:15PM - 6:45PM Yoga with Gay Young.
Gay is skilled at teaching each student individually and has special interest in Yoga as a therapeutic tool. Her classes accommodate all levels of experience. Gay combines yoga poses, breathing, chanting, philosophy, plus a healthy dose of humour to create her unique style of yoga. Gay has been teaching yoga for over 30 years.
9:00AM - 10:30AM Hatha Flow Yoga Dorothy Price
Balance energy and calm through the practice of Hatha Flow. Sustained poses flowing in a mindful progression from one to another are taught with a focus on basic principles, breathing and alignment. Dorothy teaches a variety of asanas and offers students a warm and supportive environment to explore at their own level. Attention is always given to basic principles and alignment. Modifications are offered to help individuals understand and work with their own unique limitations. Mindfulness and focus on breath are an integral part of class. Classes are balanced with energy, to give you a good physical work-out, and calm, to keep you balanced.
6:00PM - 7:30PM Vijnana Yoga with Liz Young IN THE MARLEY ROOM
This class is mixed levels. At times it will be energetic and flowing and at other times more therapeutic in nature. Liz practices in the style of Vijnana which encourages ease in all poses and practicing from the inside. Liz also works with the Tensegrity Repair Series which is a series of repetitive movements that work on the facial web of the body restoring it’s elasticity and fluid quality.
We will also practice some sitting and pranayama is this class. Everyone welcome.
7:00PM - 8:30PM Back in the Fall
We practice for a 45 minute period of silent meditation, often with some instruction. Our understanding of the dharma, and aspects of our practice are then explored, either in the form of a dharma talk, questions and answers and/or discussion, often in small groups. As well as helping our inner growth, we make connections with others, and learn from one another.
The group is led by local teacher Heather Martin, or by one of our sangha members when Heather is away.