Dancing Willow Yoga

Life as we know it has changed and it may be a while before we can take our practice back to a public studio...

When the seriousness of the covid virus finally hit home for us here in Canada last March, I entered a state of denial for a while. I thought that I would never be able to teach a yoga class again until I could teach in person and that online classes couldn't possibly work! Since then, I have taught a few virtual sessions and have discovered that it's really ok to teach yoga this way. My students and I all feel awesome at the end of the class, same as usual.

Online Classes Starting February 8th

To Help Us All Through This Time of Isolation - Unlimited Access To All Three Classes For $100

It's not too late to join us ($10 per week )

Monday - Hatha Flow - 6:45 to 7:45pm

Wednesday - Hatha Flow - 6:45 to 7:45pm

Thursday - Chair/Gentle Yoga Combo - 10:30 to 11:30am

Call to Register: (780)862-4038

or Email: connie.dwyoga@gmail.com

Hatha Flow Yoga

Classic Yoga Poses with modifications for beginners to advanced. Progress from simple asanas to easy sequences over ten weeks.

Gentle Yoga

Start from the very beginning & learn the basic asanas with lots of modifications. This is a "knee friendly" class.

Chair Yoga

Discover just how easy and effective chair yoga is! It's real yoga with all of the benefits. Approximately one half hour spent in chair and one half hour on the mat. No kneeling or unsupported balance poses. Chair yoga is beneficial for all ages and levels of fitness and flexibility.

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A yoga space at home doesn't need to be large or fancy

Just a few things about your home yoga space ...

• Step 1: Create space for a mat. This is really the only requirement for a home practice. Having a designated space to practice will help you stay consistent. If you don’t have to think about where to unroll your mat, you’re already one step closer to practicing. You don't need a fancy yoga room! You could use a small corner in the living room, or even the space next to your bed. There’s always room for yoga, even in the tiniest of spaces.

• Step 2: When attending a virtual yoga class, be sure to place your computer, laptop or other device with   the screen is at eye level so you don't have to crouch down to see the instructor

• Step 3: Make sure your space is peaceful. I suggest choosing a space that’s near natural light and that’s free of noise and other distractions. Your yoga space should be a place where you can bend, stretch and practice in peace. In the summer you could even take your practice outdoors. A secluded balcony or patio would make an amazing zen area.

• Step 4: Invest in some yoga props such as blocks, straps, bolster and a blanket — but before you rush out and purchase any of these, try some items you have on hand. For a bolster, you can pile a couple of pillows on top of each other or roll up a blanket or towel. Stacked books work as yoga blocks, and a scarf or belt can be used in place of a yoga strap.

• Step 5: Keep it clean and organized. If you keep your space nice and neat, you’ll be more likely to use it. Eliminate clutter, putting all unnecessary stuff where it belongs. An uncluttered space promotes an uncluttered mind. It only takes a moment and by keeping your space uncluttered and clean, you are practicing sauca.

• Step 6: If you can leave your yoga space set up, make it yor own. Add a plant, some crystals, a Tibetan singing bowl... Voila! Your own private retreat.

Tools for meditation. Yoga Meditation Malas

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