Class Descriptions

Mixed Levels Yoga

A multi-level session for the enthusiastic and bold and for the novice stepping out to explore and to learn new skills in body awareness, mindfulness and breathing techniques.

~ led by Celeste

Yoga with a Chair

Chair Yoga, Limited Ability:

Chair Yoga, limited ability, is for folks who do best with a shorter session, concentrating slowly on specific movements for rehabilitation, pre or post surgery to the knees and hip joints, for shoulder injuries and gentle movements for strengthening the core and back muscles. Learning to regulate breathing patterns, introduce skills for balancing the nervous system.

Chair Yoga for Level 1:

Folks spend more time on a variety of standing and seated postures. Range of motion in all the joints and strengthening the limbs, with focus on balance are explored here. Hand-eye/ coordination games add to the fun of this very popular session. Learning to regulate breathing patterns, introduce skills for balancing the nervous system.

Chair Yoga for Level 2:

Similar poses explored in Level 1 are now challenged with longer holdings and deeper bends. Spinal twists are performed in a variety of ways; both seated and standing. Reclining relaxation is a benefit in this class for those who can get down and back up from the floor. Learning to regulate breathing patterns, introduce skills for balancing the nervous system.

~ led by Celeste

Restorative Yoga

Using extra props like cushions, blankets, and sandbags assists in deep physical and mental rest. Paying attention to regulating the in and exhale and taking a pause from the busyness of our lives, Restorative Yoga can take one into deep states of stillness, peace and tranquility. We practice staying close to the floor, so practitioners must be able to get down to the floor and up again without assistance.

~ led by Celeste

Yoga Nidra

Is an ancient yogic practice which translated from Sanskrit means, Yoga Sleep. It can be practiced by any one either lying on the ground or seated in a secure chair. Either way it is essential that the body is comfortable and relaxed.

Yoga Nidra, the state between waking and sleeping, is essentially a guided practice which allows the practitioner to sense, feel and concentrate on breath and energy awareness. Setting an intention for transformation occurs through the practiced state of relaxed body and mind.

This guided practice is said to diminish insomnia, aid in creating new patterns of behaviour and unearthing hidden potential.

~ led by Celeste

Yoga Flow

A vigorous vinyasa flow of traditional Hatha Yoga poses and sequences. “Vigorous” means strong, healthy, and full of energy and together we add some fun. Optional light weights may be added as additional challenges for those wanting to help tone the body and challenge the mind. The class is geared to intermediate to advanced students but all levels are welcome with options to make the class as challenging as you want it to be. Remember, the most important part of yoga is your outfit! Well, actually, it’s your attitude! So bring your outfits and your positive energy and let’s rock this class with some cool music added to help enliven the class!

All classes are by donation. Suggested donation is $20 or whatever you can afford. Class limited to 10. Please email to register for classes, [email protected].

~ led by Howie Baral

EveryBody Stretch

EveryBody Stretch is a guided stretch class using the emotive tones of classical music to enhance and develop every stretch and movement and is most popular with the 55 plus age group but it is open for EveryBODY! Participants are encouraged to stretch comfortably within their own limits. They will feel the benefits of a regular stretching routine. Regular exercise can lower blood pressure, gives one better brain function and can increase one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Join Catherine in this unique class and stretch out your body, relax your mind and enrich your soul in this fun supportive class.

~ led by Catherine

Creative Vinyasa

Themes are interwoven into a dancing slow flow practice. The teaching style focuses on fluid form, embodiment and moving meditation. The mandala sequences are creative and passionate; balancing powerful softness and supported gracefulness.

~ led by Li Mei

Crystal Bowl/Harmonic Toning Sessions

The Crystal Bowl/Harmonic Toning sessions are about bringing deep clarity and clearing for all the energy centers of the Emotional, Physical, Mental and Spiritual bodies. Sound is a wonderful tool to bypass mind-chatter and access core, subconscious issues, while also providing a means of release for these very issues.

The mood of each session is very relaxed leading to deep meditative states.

In each session, we begin with the intention of being present with the light and love that already exists in each of us. We become witness to a deep healing presence radiating into and extending out of our hearts. This healing presence becomes greatly magnified as we join our hearts in a group setting.

These sessions are non-denominational and all-inclusive which are especially open to those in need of physical, mental or emotional healing.

~ led by Adam Huber

Hatha Yoga

Exploring meditation, pranayama and asana while cultivating a deeper practice from the inside. Our intention is to create a relaxed body, quiet mind and expand awareness. All levels are welcome!

$20 per drop in.

~ led by Tara & Deb

Vinyasa Flow

Intention setting and meditation followed by a 45 minute mindful vinyasa practice. Classes are meant to bring awareness and acceptance to the body, mind and spirit.

All levels welcome. Karma Class by donation [email protected]

~ led by Simone

Gentle Friday Yoga

The Gentle Friday Yoga class is designed to help you unwind at the end of the week. Set to a gentle musical background, the class will include range of motion exercises, strengthening, balance and stretching components using props or chairs for support. This class is suitable for all levels, including those new to yoga.

By donation.

~ led by Lesley

Hello Friday Yoga

What better way to end the week than with yoga! Set to an upbeat musical background, the Hello Friday Yoga class is designed to help you get the stress out of your body so that you can unwind and enjoy the weekend. The class will include range of motion exercises, followed by energetic strengthening and balance components and will end with some relaxing stretches.

This class is best suited for those with some yoga experience but is not an advanced class.

By donation.

~ led by Lesley

Fun Flowy Hatha Yoga

Fun flowy Hatha Yoga class for all levels. I design my classes to be a little escape from the world where we enjoy some beautiful music, stretch our bodies, work up a little heat and melt into divine bliss at the end. It’s everything the body and mind need for a little break and is always accompanied by intentionally designed playlists and aromatherapy to help us float along with the flow of the class.

All classes are by donation. Suggested donation is $20 or pay what you can. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I look forward to seeing you in class 🙂

~ led by Annabelle

Melt Neurostrength

In this MELT Neurostrength session we will build on the foundation of our Melt Performance practice by adding in strengthening techniques to reintegrate joint stability and repattern stable movement. You will learn how to prepare your body for activity, increase your control and precision, and reduce compensation that would otherwise cause stress injuries over time. The addition of resistance bands, standing sequences, and advanced core exercises increases the demands of the deep stabilizers of the body resulting in better balance, increased athletic performance, and overall strength. This work is a major compliment to your pilates and yoga practice, strength training programs, and athletic endeavors.

$20 per class

~ led by Jerome

Melt Performance

If you have ever experienced the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis, arthritis, neck and low back pain, hip and shoulder issues, or repetitive movement injuries, then you may have a connective tissue issue and Melt Performance can help. The MELT Method™ is a gentle self-care technique that enhances mobility, stability, and performance and is clinically proven to reduce chronic pain while restoring overall well-being.

Developed by manual therapist and exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann, it uses specially designed hand and foot treatment balls and custom made soft rollers (along with your own body and breath) to calm the mind, tap into the autonomic nervous system to boost control, and restore the supportive qualities of the connective tissue system. In this all levels foundational class you will learn to hydrate fascia, release tension and compression which causes imbalance and poor posture, decrease the risk of injury, and get out of pain!

$20 per class

~ led by Jerome

Melt & Pilates

Hydrate connective tissue to alleviate chronic pain, increase neurological balance and prevent future injuries. Realign the joints and spine while strengthening deep core stabilizers to support ideal alignment and good posture. Increase endurance and dynamic balance using functional movement exercises.

Classes begin October 6th
$20 per class

~ led by Jerome

Improvisation Skills for Life

Gain skills to increase personal confidence in all aspects of life through the gifts of humour, spontaneity, and play. Improv life skills will engage and enliven your body, your mind, and your speech. Individual and group theatre games with focus on improv principles are the foundational structures to these classes.

All are welcome. $5-$10 per class
[email protected]

~ Improvisation Classes with Simone Cazabon

Yoga & Cacao Journey

Autumn is a potent time to travel inward and set your intention for the changing seasons. We will join together with a cup of ceremonial cacao followed by a vinyasa flow (suitable for all levels) designed to release, recharge and inspire.

Dates:
Sunday, October 23 & 30 from 1pm-2.30pm
Sunday, November 13 from 1pm-2.30pm

$30 suggested donation
Please RSVP to Simone Artz
by email: [email protected]

Salt Spring Insight Meditation

Salt Spring Insight Meditation Community is a community of new and experienced meditators dedicated to cultivating happiness and well-being through exploring and practicing the teachings of the Buddha, in both meditation and compassionate action.

We seek to live our lives with mindful awareness, opening our hearts to joy and to suffering, in order to live with the freedom of kindness, clarity and wisdom. We follow the tradition of Theravada Buddhism, as practiced in Burma, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, but also find support within the Zen and Tibetan traditions. Popular Theravadan teachers in North America include Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg.

This is an open group. Everyone who attends is a valued member with a place in our community. People with all levels of meditation experience (or none) are invited to attend any of our offerings.

Email questions to David & Christine at [email protected]