Classes will begin Monday, September 16th at 10:15am at the Saltair Community Center gymnasium. Classes run for 60 minutes.
You will learn a wide variety of techniques tailored to you meet your current fitness level. ALL fitness levels are welcome.
If you are under the age of 55 and are interested in attending a class please let me know in the comment section below and I’d be happy to offer a second class.
Please email or call us to reserve your spot. Classes are limited to 12 people. $15.75 per person.
I will be offering a summer schedule of Tuesday/Thursday morning Iyengar yoga classes at The Saltair Community Centre. Here is the summer schedule. Drop in for $20 a class or purchase a flexible 8 class pass for $110. Please consider inviting a friend to try a class as summer will be a good opportunity to introduce new students to the practise. I will be returning to foundational work in all the poses and you’ll likely see/feel more repetition to solidify the work we’ve been doing.
Here is a link to the sequence that inspired this past Thursday morning’s back care sequence which was requested by students. We may continue with some of this work at next Tuesday’s class to add in additional pose work and bring Tuesday’s student on board so they can also practise at home.
A reminder if you purchased a ticket to the film/documentary: Iyengar: The Man, Yoga and The Students Journey, it is showing next Wednesday June 19th 4:30 at Cineplex Galaxy Cinemas. The event is sold out at this point!
Stay tune for news about fall classes and continuing practise support.
And one last thing! One aim of mine is to connect my yoga practise with my work as a performer/artist so if anyone is interested in supporting new Canadian theatre, I am performing in a reading of a new play, Wild Geese, on Thursday June 18th at the Port Theatre lobby.
When: Mondays May 6th – June 24th. 7 sessions. (there will be no class on Victoria Day May 20th)
Time: 5:45-6:45 pm
Price: $105 for 7 sessions.
Iyengar yoga offers specific practices that are hormonally stabilizing and intelligently embrace the myriad hormonal changes that women move through month-to-month, year-to-year. The emphasis in Iyengar Yoga is cultivating awareness through alignment and feeling the changes that arise when we come into ourselves and undo negative habitual patterns- physically and mentally. The sequencing for women offers nourishing work that cultivates deep integration with the bodies natural processes.
My hope is that these classes will be a sanctuary and build a community that will help women develop true confidence through body and mind awareness. Women need to come together and share these practices now more than ever. Yoga offers exercise, awareness, stability outside of competitive environments that focus on results and performance. We all deserve this kind of protected space to grow from within and to honour the miraculous changes a women moves through in her lifetime.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to share these teachings and my passion for both the discipline and creativity required to unveil our true selves.
I am is a series of classes for pre-teen and teen girls ages 12-16. Iyengar Yoga will be a regular practise with the intention of fostering awareness of self, balance and emotional stability. There will be a special focus on this practise offering pose work to stabilize the hormonal body and nourish ourselves during this time of great physical, mental and emotional change. Iyengar yoga offers specific beneficial practises for girls/women.
I will foster a unique, non competitive, exploratory, fun and safe space for teen girls to explore their authentic selves, voices, feelings through intelligent yoga practise.
Awareness is the gateway to change. And this is yoga.
Additionally, there will be a specific focus on leaving your phone at the door, exploring what that feels like through journalling, creative expression, and connection – to hold space for one’s self and for each other without a screen in between. Participants, by choice leave phones, internet aside. ** No journalling will be required to be shared.
Our aim post i am classes is a return to the world, as a warrior in control of your destiny- more aware of tendencies and more importantly feelings, as they arise. You will leave with positive tools including several balancing Iyengar yoga sequences to navigate the world of self and others outside of the veil of connectivity that can be a dark side of technology.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to share these teachings with a generation that deserve the tools to lead and live with clarity, confidence and love.
Please feel fee to share with those who might be interested.
Where: Saltair Community Centre
When: Mondays May 6th-June 24th, 3:30-4:30
Who: Girls ages: 12-16
** There will be no session on the Monday 20th, Victoria Day.
Cost: $90 for 7 sessions. If financing is an issue please contact me.
8 class pass (can be used for any Tuesday or Thursday class): $110 – renew as needed.
Building a Foundation, part II will:
Focus on the building blocks of correct alignment: posture, strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and proprioception/awareness. Additional focus will be on how to build a practise at home. Even 5 minutes a day! Work well with heart and humour and be rewarded with a deep, nourishing restoration.
Offer Yoga for Every Body. Beginners and all levels encouraged!
These are beginner classes for those new to yoga or new to Iyengar yoga. Iyengar yoga is taught by rigorously tested teachers who train over several years: anatomy, philosophy, and practical, applied teaching skills. The Iyengar method offers yoga that is progressive, detailed, hands on, safe and accessible to every body.
Here is what students in Saltair are sharing about their experience:
“Your classes are fabulous! I had hip surgery last January and my hips felt better after this morning’s class than they have felt in a year! Thank you!” – Deborah Zellermeyer
“I have practiced a variety of yoga styles for many years and am only now hearing through Jessica’s Iyengar classes, how to pose properly. Jessica demonstrates point by point how to position and offers instruction which ensures safe and effective practice. I always feel grateful for our class.” – Celia Norris
“After a few weeks of teaching by Jessica, I am in love with this amazing yoga practice. Jessica is cheerful, professional, exceptionally knowledgeable and always fully prepared for the classes. She gives excellent group instructions and individual corrections to bring out the best in each of us in our practice. I have re-registered for additional classes and plan to make Jessica’s classes and Iyengar yoga a basic in my life.” – Deirdre Saunders