‘When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.’ -Peace Pilgrim
The word yoga means ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ and is the integration of the body, mind and spirit. At Breathe Mindfulness Centre, it is our deepest wish that you develop an inner sense of peace among your body, mind and spirit.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, and has more recently increased in popularity within Western societies. There is a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of yoga as a physical and psychological intervention. In fact, many individuals are recognizing the psychological benefits that yoga brings. It is being used as a means of coping with various mental health issues that are prominent in our society. However, yoga is about more than being able to cope with emotional distress. In our Mindful Yoga classes, we move beyond the physical asana to encourage a sense of self-acceptance, compassion, and empowerment. Please read below for more information on our specific classes.
YOGA: MONDAY MINDFUL @noon
Take a break from your work or busyness of the day for a midday mindful yoga lesson. In this class, Katrina invites you to share in a small group practice of classic Hatha Yoga forms. De-stress with a dynamic lesson, creating movement and rhythm with your breath. Choose from a number of variations and modifications given to hep you find comfort and support in your practice. If you feel like you want to be still and rest in a form that you are enjoying, that is okay too. Take 45 minutes in your day for you, to unhook.
What to expect
Monday Mindful yoga classes are 45 minutes long (12:00pm – 12:45 pm) and all levels are welcome. We provide a safe space that allows for self-awareness and reflection. Verbal assists are sometimes given to the whole group for safety – there is no singling anyone out and no hands-on adjustments.
Our classes are small (about 8 people), ensuring you gain individual attention specific to your needs. Those practicing yoga often report increased mind body awareness, which enables a better ability to cope with stress, anxiety, depression as well as experience an overall sense of inner peace.
Please click HERE for more information about Katrina Crowson, your yoga instructor for this class.
I’ve never tried yoga before. Are the mindful yoga classes suitable for me?
Absolutely! All levels are welcome. Please chat with Katrina before class (or at registration) about any injuries or other concerns you may have.
I’m a first-timer to your Centre. What do I need to know?
Please register online, and arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign our contract and have a quick chat with Katrina regarding any concerns you may have.
Please note that latecomers will not be permitted. It is our intention to provide a safe, peaceful environment for the entire 45 minutes. If you signed up online but for unforeseen circumstances were unable to make it on time, that class can be transferred to a future class depending on space availability.
Are individual, private yoga sessions available?
Private yoga sessions with Katrina are arrange by either emailing Katrina directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Centre at (902) 499-0089.
Yoga mats, blocks and straps are available at the Centre but you are more than welcome to bring your own. It is advisable to bring water and wear comfortable athletic clothing.
All experience levels are welcomed.
Drop-In Class – $ 15.00 (HST included).
Please be aware of our payment, cancellation and refund policies.
Completed registrations indicate understanding and acceptance of our Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Online Class Registration
*Please note, as space is limited (8 people maximum), online pre-registration for yoga classes is recommended to ensure a spot in the class. You are also welcome to drop-in/sign-up anytime, space permitting. A 10-class pass may be used for any of Katrin Crowson’s lessons at Breathe Mindfulness Centre until December 2017, again space permitting.