Yoga

UPDATE ON YOGA NOW OFFERED IN AUGUST:

Due to Covid we had shut our doors. However, we will now offer AUGUST OUTDOOR YOGA. CLICK HERE TO SEE SCHEDULE AND SIGN UP!


Is it time to recharge, refuel and finally rejuvenate? Vicki Tree Yoga, offering warm yoga, will do just that. The classes are offered in my home studio in Horseshoe Valley at 53 Fairway Court. This spacious studio holds 12 people comfortably and has heated floors and a fireplace, giving the space a “warm” comfortable feeling.

All class descriptions are shown below. We offer both drop-in classes and 8 week sessions. 

SPECIALTY CLASSES MARCH

GENTLE FLOW FOR ROUND AND/OR SEASONED BODIES (age 50 – 100 Non-Heated)
Date: Thursday, Feb 20th – March 26th (6 week session)
Time: 9:15am – 10:15 non-heated
Cost: $80 includes HST
Info: Are you feeling limited movement in your joints and muscles due to extra weight, a stubborn old injury or an aging body? Has this extra weight or seasoned body (age 50 – 100) caused you to steer clear of yoga all together? Do you needs extra attention and care while at the same time craving movement and restoring? If so, this is the class for you. With 30 minutes of gentle flow (moving and awakening joints) followed by 30 minutes of blissful restorative posturers with bolsters, sandbags and blankets, your body will unwind and decompress safely.
Register: email virginia@vickitree.com
Instructor: Linda S.
PARENT & ME YOGA (ages 5 – 9)
Date: Wed March 11th and 18th
Time: 5:00pm – 5:50pm
Cost: $20 for the pair per class that you choose
Register: Email virginia@vickitree.com
EVENING SNOWSHOE (headlamp & snowshoes required) **ONE LEFT**
Evening Snow Shoe (headlamp & snowshoes required)
Date: Thursday, March 5th (only one class remaining)
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm (1.5 hr class)
Cost: $10 per drop-in
Info: 55 minute hike through the woods via headlamps on local trails in Horseshoe. All levels are welcome as we will break into groups according to pace with different leads. Please confirm spot for each week the by the Sunday with payment via e-transfer prior to the date as that is when we email location and details depending on weather.
Restorative With Linda (non-heated)
Date: Sunday, March 8th and 29th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Cost: $14 includes HST
Info: Unwind with blankets, bolsters, sand bags and blocks to support and allow you to open and release mentally. A variety of 6 soothing postures with full support of props will be offered as your mind drifts into serenity. A little give back to yourself. Why not?

“8 WEEK” JAN/FEB 2020 SESSION 

Session Date: Week of Jan 6th – Feb 24th (8 week session and drop-ins). Please note, Mon Feb 17th classes will not run due to Family Day and make up is on Mon. March 2nd 

Cost for session: $100 (includes HST) for a 8 week session (choose one time/class for 6 weeks) or drop-ins for $14 (includes HST) 

Registration: now closed for 8 week session but drop-ins available

Drop-in for a Class: MARCH DROP-IN ONLY (click above)

Location: 53 Fairway Court

Instructor: Virginia Gingras (Yoga Alliance Certified 500hr)

Classes offered for 8 week session: 

  • Monday 6:30pm Power Yoga
  • Monday 8pm Yin/Yan Restorative
  • Tuesday 9am Forty Plus Gentle Hatha (non – heated)
  • Tuesday 6:15pm Power Flow
  • Tuesday 7:30pm Happy Hips Deep Release
  • Friday 9:30am Happy Hips
  • Saturday 10:15am Power Flow (@ Heights)
  • Sunday 10:15am Happy Hips and Restore (@ Heights)
**NEW** Evening Snow Shoe (headlamp required) Thursday 6:15pm twice a month all levels
Date: Thursday, Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Feb. 13th, 27th
Cost: $10 per drop-in or $35 for all 4

FUTURE SPECIALITY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

The following will be some speciality classes offered over the 2019/2020 year. Inquire today via email or request to get on email distribution list.

  • Parent/Child Yoga Deep Stretch:  ($15 for the pair) Focus on breathing and soothing deep stretches to unwind and release. Very soft, slow paced class. 
  • Child Yoga (12 and under):  ($10 for child) Incorporates breathing techniques and energetic movement to release tension and stress in a playful, mindful way.
  • Yoga 101 (Intro to Yoga) – 6 week session introducing you to yoga in a safe, comfortable setting.
  • Baby and Me Yoga: Bring your baby and combine bonding time with a deep stretch and release.
  • Yoga Tune Up Balls Explorative Classes: Using various asanas, tune up balls and knowledge of proper ball placements and rolling techniques, this class will focus on deep tissue release. This beautiful release will leave you feeling relaxed and unstuck both in the mind and body.
  • Couple Deep Stretch Yoga – Bring your partner to class for a soothing deep stretch in an non intimidating setting!
  • EXPLORE Yoga – fun class of mix of everything! Funky moves, flow, stretch and restore. 2 hours of bliss

Workshops:

 “Thrive and Explore” Workshop (3 hrs) 

  • Details: 1 hr Sequence Flow, 1 hr inversions/alignment/wall practice and guidance, 1 hr yoga tune up balls, Yin and Restorative

“Deep Tissue Release” Workshop (1.5 hrs – 2hrs depending on class)

  • Details: This specialty class includes YIN (deep stretch) coupled with yoga tune up balls and restorative postures. The main focus will be on deep tissue release and relaxation preparing you for a restful sleep. Most of the class will be spent lying or seated on our mats. It’s the perfect class after a long weekend of an active lifestyle.

“Hands On Assists” Workshop For Teachers (5 hrs) 

  • Details: This workshop is for instructors who want to practice their hands on assists or adjustments. It is a day long workshop that reviews various assists and gives the participant ample opportunity to practice each one. 

THE STUDIO/LOCATION:

The studio is located in my home at 53 Fairway Court. It holds 12 people comfortably, has heated floors and a fireplace giving the space warmth. See you on your mats soon!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Flow and Stretch: A 60 minute yoga class designed to have a deep, slow, thoughtful pace for the stretch portion of class along with breathing focus. This is followed with a flow sequence that introduces foundational postures, emphasizes key alignment and energizes the body.  A basic flow will be interwoven with various asanas that will help to enhance flexibility and calm the mind.  This well balanced class will strengthen, stretch and rejuvenate your body in a pace that suits your needs. This class is suitable for all levels.

Restorative: This 60 minute class is designed specifically for you to slow down and refresh after a busy day. The focus of the class is around BEING  instead of doing. This restorative class will use  props to support the body in positions of ease and comfort to facilitate relaxation and health. Most postures will be on the mats, using the floor as another supportive tool. Each asana (pose) will be held for about 5 minutes (with little use of your muscles as the props will be positioned in a way for your body to totally relax). This will allow your body to release tension and with the help of gently guided breathing, you will be able to manipulate your nervous system in such a way that it will calm and soften.

ENERGIZE Vinyasa Flow: Using creative sun salutation sequencing, this 75 minute class moves you from one posture to another seamlessly using your breath. During this practice you will create heat and rejuvenate from the inside out. Various postures including standing, seated, inversions and balancing will be explored coupled with a deep stretch at the end of class. This is an all levels class with a focus on alignment whereby beginners will safely learn the basics while more experienced students can take postures to a deeper level.

Vinaysa POWER Flow: This strong 75 minute powerful flow class energizes, rejuvenates and provides you with a vigorous approach to finding a connection from within by connecting breath to movement. A series of asana flows coupled with sun salutations leaves you refreshed and transformed. During this energetic class you will breathe, balance, strengthen, twist, invert, stretch and go deep within your core. Although there is a strong powerful flow section, the class begins and ends with deep stretches, providing a whole body breath yoga experience. This class is suitable for those familiar with the Vinyasa Flow class and are keen for more.

Happy Hips Deep Stretch: This 60 minute class is designed specifically with your hips in mind. Following a Hatha/Vinyasa style class, the postures are designed to open, align and relax your hips. Runners, athletes or people who stay in one position for long periods of time will especially benefit from this sequencing. A combination of YIN and Yan postures will be used to move, stretch and relax those tight areas, benefiting not only your hips but your back as well. The class is designed to move and stretch the hips in all 6 directions that they naturally move/stretch using a series of asanas stretches, breath and movement will be used to relieve and rejuvenate the hips. This is an all levels class.

Yin/Yan Restorative: This 60 minute peaceful quiet class uses long passive holds for deep stretches that go into your connective tissues (joints, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons) to help improve your overall mobility and range of motion. Using your breath and various props to find the correct alignment coupled with a gentle encouragement to relax your body, the force of gravity will be used to assist you with your stretch. This practice of advanced awareness calms the nervous system and your mind while supporting and preserving joint bone and connective tissue health.  Although this class is mostly YIN based, there will be a few Yan postures used at times to compliment the overall practice.  This class is suitable for all levels.

50 Plus Gentle Hatha (non heated): This 60 minute class is designed specifically for those with an experienced body/mind of 50 years plus. Using carefully selected asanas (postures), proper alignment cues, modifications and awareness of any aches/pains, the class will focus on working on improving flexibility and strength at a safe pace that suits you individually. Bolsters, the wall, blocks and other prop items will be used to help with proper alignment. Focus will be on releasing the hips and reducing tension throughout our bodies while working on finding calm and peace within our hearts/minds.

Introductory Yoga: This class is perfect for the person who is new to yoga or needs more guidance to become comfortable exploring the asanas, breathing technique and inner calm in a safe setting. The instructor will guide you through a class, with time set aside to discuss names, alignment and tips during the class. Perfect class for the beginner or someone weary to come back to their mats. This class is suitable and open to beginners only.

Deep Release (with tune up balls): A class designed for those who had an extremely active week (athletes or physically demanding jobs) or extremely tight from from being in a stationary position for long periods of times. For every yoga posture used, there will be a follow up complimentary “rolling technique” to get deep into the fascia and release tension. You will “move then roll” your body towards a beautiful deep release. Each week will be a different area of focus. Suitable for all levels.

 CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • During the 6 week or 8 week sessions, there are no make up classes unless of extreme situations (family emergency) or work related situations discussed in advance
  • Prior to the session beginning, if you know in advance that you will be away or working I can accommodate the situation as long as it is before the session begins and the class is not FULL. For example, if you are away one week and the session class is not full then we can arrange payment for the remainder classes – not a problem and I am happy to do this.
  • Last minute changes of schedules, children sick and so forth will not have make up classes once the session begins. With over 100 people coming through my doors, it is very difficult to manage all requests and unfair for me to pick and choose what is acceptable.
  • If you do have a make up class that was discussed and agreed to in advance, it must be used during the session
  • For all drop-in classes, there is a strict 24 hr cancellation policy. If you cancels within 24hrs of the class, you will be charged for the class.

 

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