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We also offer Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga! Boards for 2- $75 per person at Shortts Lake, NS
Class must have at least 3 registered or it will be cancelled 3 hours prior.
Morning class is cancelled if school is.
BYOM & blanket.
Absolute beginners start here to learn the fundamentals of yoga. These classes tend to move slowly and are full of detailed instruction. Come as you are and leave feeling nourished, relaxed and focused. Discover what yoga really has to offer in this class that is designed for those new to yoga.
Intro/ Level 1.
Yoga for Mental Health
Learn how to increase your self-awareness, self-esteem and ability to cope through yoga. You will learn effective tools that can be practiced anywhere to regain control and happiness. This class will focus on standing and balance postures, with lots of twists. This is also a great choice for those with high blood pressure or glaucoma, as we never have the head lower than the heart. Level 1-2.
Rest & Restore
Our Sunday class will focus on Restorative Yoga practices. Utilizing the studio’s variety of bolsters, blankets and blocks , Mary will lead you through fully supported seated and reclined poses that aim to relax and restore your body, mind and spirit.
We are so happy to offer Community Acupuncture at Joyful Yoga as an affordable, effective and convenient method of social medicine.
Acupuncture has been proven an effective treatment for many health issues including (but certainly not limited to) mental health, women’s health, headaches, digestive issues, muscular and joint pain due to repetitive strain and/or arthritis as well as several other common and not so common concerns.
Community Acupuncture provides the convenience of a drop-in appointment with some flexibility of duration for the client as well as the opportunity to share in a group healing dynamic.
This class will leave you feeling vibrant and energized. The flowing series of postures will create harmony, grace and balance on all levels of breath, body and mind. This class can be both calming and invigorating. Find your personal edge and work with exactly where you are at the moment. Deep and delicious.
Level 1- 2
Calling all Peaceful Warriors- Start your Saturday morning off just right to get you going for the weekend.
This class will leave you with the strength and softness of a warrior giving you room to explore & re-charge.
This class begins with gentle breath work (Pranayama) which builds into gentle movements warming the entire body. Breaking down poses (asanas) while focusing on technique with any necessary modifications to suit your practice. This is a very gentle and empowering style of flow class- You will leave feeling refreshed and limber!
What could be better than Restorative Yoga you ask? How about Restorative yoga + massage?
During this relaxing class you will be led through a gentle restorative yoga practice by Mel Cotterill, and treated to a luxurious massage by Leana Todd. Class size is a MAXIMUM of 6 students (reserve your space while you can) so you will receive plenty of hands on with Leana in the hour and a half.
Come, bond with the other moms & take time to replenish & relax. This class will give you tools to assist with pregnancy, labour & parenting by using the breath, body awareness and strengthening your intuition. You will create a strong bond with yourself & your baby. Intro/Level 1.
Bring Your Baby Yoga
This class is a sweet, supportive place to connect with your breath, babe & other new mamas. We build strength & patience through our breath & community. Breast feeding friendly & often accompanied by gurgles & gassy babies!
Slow Flow for All Abilities
All bodies and abilities are invited to join Mel Tuesday mornings as we take the time to focus on breath and proper alignment with slow, safe fluidity. This practice will allow you to learn how to deepen into the poses with longer holds to build strength while maintaining the integrity. Breath work and occasional mediation will create a well rounded class.
Move & Meditate
This late-night Wednesday class happens twice a month- The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays and will leave you feeling grounded in body & in mind. Join Mandi & Kim, who share this class, for a great close to your evening!