Yoga Calendar

< 2018 >
November

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class 

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Spring Forest Qigong is a simple practice using the mind, breath, simple movements and sound to balance your own internal energy for better health and vitality. Some of the benefits of SFQ include:

  • Reduced stress, tension
  • Less fatigue, more energy
  • Sense of contentment and peace
  • Increased mental clarity & focus

Starting Oct.18/18, join Barb for her weekly Spring Forest Qigong practice, ‘Transform Your Energy, Transform Your Life!’.  Every Thursday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Nourish Wellness in Comox,  join other ‘Qi Transformers’ as you practice the simple, gentle movements of this meditative practice.

You will find that practicing in a group magnifies the energy and furthers the healing!

Drop-in rate is $12/practice.  6-visit cards available for a special rate of $50. Drop-in can be paid at the class. Registration is required for the special rate.  After registration, you will receive your card at the class.

All are welcome! No experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Chairs are provided for the seated meditation at the end but you are welcome to bring a cushion, blanket or your own yoga mat if you would like to do the meditation lying down.

with Barb Timmer

contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

60 min Mat Pilates class series designed to strengthen your core function, mobility, tone, and connection. A special emphasis will be placed on core and pelvic floor restrengthening for postnatal clients or and busy moms who would benefit from this focused attention. Clients of all ages and physical fitness level are welcome. If you have recently given birth please ensure your medical professional has cleared you for physical activity.

8 week series $120

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16300593&appointmentType=7538620

Contact Stephanie Grozell sagrozell@hotmail.com

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Please note: no class Friday September 21st or Friday October 5th

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Class description: Introduction to Somatics

Instructor: Carolyn Pigott
You will be introduced to fundamental movements that reconnect your brain to your muscles. Through the practice of deep breathing techniques and mindful awareness you will discover areas of your body that are stuck in something called sensory motor amnesia, a chronically tight state in the muscles. You will be gently guided to unlock these patterns and feel a renewed sense of ease and comfort in these muscles. Your mind and body will relax and you will walk out feeling a renewed vitality to take on your life once again!

This class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Investment: $18/class drop in or $60/4 classes

Contact Carolyn Pigott carolynrmt@yahoo.ca

250-702-0378

Join us for a One-Day Childbirth Prep Class that covers the essentials all families need to prepare for labour.

This is a comprehensive curriculum that covers the anatomy and physiology of birth, stages of labour, medications and interventions, the hours immediately following birth, and so much more.

You’ll find that this class is engaging, interactive, and thorough, leaving both you and your partner confident and prepared: gaining a greater understanding of the birth process, practicing strategies and techniques for comfort and coping during labour, and uncovering and demystifying fears and concerns leading up to your big day.

Fee for the class is $150, and includes the expectant mother + one support person, muffins+fruit+coffee, and a course manual to take home.

To Register, email: inbloombirths@gmail.com

*Space is limited, register early to ensure your spot!*

About the Instructor:

Andrea Postal is a Certified Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator with a passion for supporting families on their personal and unique birth journey. After welcoming her own beautiful babies into the world, this work was a natural extension of the reverence she’s always had for birth, women, families, and the sacred passage into parenthood. Andrea began her journey into the Birth work in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. In addition to attending births and teaching classes, Andrea facilitates a community postpartum group, offers in-home postpartum support, and provides certified, professional placenta encapsulation through her business, In Bloom Births.

Contact inbloombirths@gmail.com

 

Karma yoga is an opportunity for you to give back to your community. Experience various teaching styles with a rotating teacher each week. 100% of your donation goes to a local charity of choice.

Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

with Chandra Bailey

Contact Chandra to register 778 828 2240

Drop ins welcome

Please Note: No Class October 8th

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra

Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Please note: No classes on October 8th or November 12th

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Gentle Yoga
Join this class to move slowly and gently through simple poses, taking the time to listen to your body’s needs and explore your lung capacity. Relax, stretch, build strength and cultivate mindfulness.
Suitable for beginners and/or people with physical limitations.
Mondays
October 1 – December 17
10:45 -11:45 am
$120/10
$15 drop in
No class October 8 & November 12
Daiana has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 13. Her Teacher Training was in Raja Yoga over a 2 year period. Her style of teaching has grown and evolved over the years and includes various breathing and cleansing exercises to purify the body and soul. Every class with Daiana is unique as she plans around the level of the students.
Over the past 10 years she has been travelling all over, sharing her passion and learning from different Masters.
Join her classes and explore your best self 🙂

Instructor: Megan Tomlinson
Hatha Yoga 1-2 is a progressive series of classes designed to build strength and flexibility in the body while developing mindful awareness in each posture. Yogic philosophy, as it relates to practice on and off the mat, weaves throughout each class. Hatha Yoga 1-2 is open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Investment: Drop-in $15/ $90 for 7 classes pre registered

To register: 
Contact Megan at westsidemeg@telus.net

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
A style of yoga that invites you to slow down and create space for stillness, nurture your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.  By holding the postures for 2-5 min or longer, the deeper connective tissues are affected and improvement in flexibility is the result.  The use of probs are encouraged in each posture so that the body feels supported and relaxed and then has the chance to release.  This class is a great complement if you have an active lifestyle (active yoga, running, cycling, sports etc) or if you are wanting a calming, meditative type of practice.  Suitable for all students.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
This active practice is dynamic in nature and creates mindful movements from one posture to the next and challenges you to find flexibility, strength and concentration with in your postures.  A combination of sun salutations, standing postures, balances, twists, seated and lying postures are weaved together into a fun, themed class with music.  This class creates a workout type feel while toning the body and clearing your mind.  This is an athletic practice and it is recommended that students feel strong through classic sun salutations.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra
Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Registered class with Susan Cook

Contact susancookpt@gmail.com

12 week group for moms struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety/adjustment.

Co-facilitated by Jennifer Mansell, Registered Social Worker and Carla Taylor Black, Registered Midwife

More information coming soon!

Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

 

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga in a fun, playful and safe environment. We will explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, and simple meditation techniques with a reflective perspective. Benefits include building self-compassion, self-awareness, self-care and relaxation!

Ages: 12 – 17 years

When: Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Dates: Oct 17th- Dec 5th, 2018

 Cost: $90 for eight classes 

Instructor:  Lili Zsoldos

Lili is a certified yoga teacher and counsellor at Nourish Wellness as well as with the school district. No yoga experience necessary. All are welcome to  join in creating a safe and supportive place for girls to come together and explore and learn from this ancient practice.

Space is limited; please contact Lili with any questions and to reserve a place.

Contact lili@nourishwellnesscomox.com

(250) 465-8850

 

Instructor: Heather Evans

Beginning Modern Dance for Adults
Move. Flow. Explore! 

Together we will explore the basic concepts of modern dance including proper warming up, strengthening techniques, alignment, movement vocabulary, and rhythm.  Each class will build on the one prior.  This modern dance session is designed to be fun and engaging for everyone, regardless of experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing (layers suggested) with bare feet or socks.

This class is limited to 10 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Please note that a minimum of 5 participants is required for the session to run.
6 Classes | Wednesdays | November 7 – December 19 (NO CLASS DECEMBER 5th)
with Heather Evans, BA Dance, Denison University
To register or for more information, contact journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Investment: $90/Session

Contact: journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class 

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Spring Forest Qigong is a simple practice using the mind, breath, simple movements and sound to balance your own internal energy for better health and vitality. Some of the benefits of SFQ include:

  • Reduced stress, tension
  • Less fatigue, more energy
  • Sense of contentment and peace
  • Increased mental clarity & focus

Starting Oct.18/18, join Barb for her weekly Spring Forest Qigong practice, ‘Transform Your Energy, Transform Your Life!’.  Every Thursday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Nourish Wellness in Comox,  join other ‘Qi Transformers’ as you practice the simple, gentle movements of this meditative practice.

You will find that practicing in a group magnifies the energy and furthers the healing!

Drop-in rate is $12/practice.  6-visit cards available for a special rate of $50. Drop-in can be paid at the class. Registration is required for the special rate.  After registration, you will receive your card at the class.

All are welcome! No experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Chairs are provided for the seated meditation at the end but you are welcome to bring a cushion, blanket or your own yoga mat if you would like to do the meditation lying down.

with Barb Timmer

contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

60 min Mat Pilates class series designed to strengthen your core function, mobility, tone, and connection. A special emphasis will be placed on core and pelvic floor restrengthening for postnatal clients or and busy moms who would benefit from this focused attention. Clients of all ages and physical fitness level are welcome. If you have recently given birth please ensure your medical professional has cleared you for physical activity.

8 week series $120

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16300593&appointmentType=7538620

Contact Stephanie Grozell sagrozell@hotmail.com

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Please note: no class Friday September 21st or Friday October 5th

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Class description: Introduction to Somatics

Instructor: Carolyn Pigott
You will be introduced to fundamental movements that reconnect your brain to your muscles. Through the practice of deep breathing techniques and mindful awareness you will discover areas of your body that are stuck in something called sensory motor amnesia, a chronically tight state in the muscles. You will be gently guided to unlock these patterns and feel a renewed sense of ease and comfort in these muscles. Your mind and body will relax and you will walk out feeling a renewed vitality to take on your life once again!

This class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Investment: $18/class drop in or $60/4 classes

Contact Carolyn Pigott carolynrmt@yahoo.ca

250-702-0378

This is a 2-day class! It is a 2-level training (First and Second Degree) of the Usui/Holy Fire II system of Reiki from the International Center for Reiki Training and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive beginner trainings of its kind! All are welcome. No prior experience is necessary for First Degree on Day #1, however, registration for both days is required to receive the weekend rate.

It is taught by Barb Timmer, 15-year veteran of all things Reiki, Usui/Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki®Master/Teacher and Professional Member of the Reiki Membership Association. She has been practicing for 15 years, more than 12 of those as a Master/Teacher having received her first Master training in the Usui/Tibetan tradition in 2006, her Holy Fire II Karuna Master training in March 2016 and again, another Usui/Holy Fire II Master training in August 2017. She is also a certified reflexologist and avid spreader of Qi joy through the practice of Spring Forest Qigong.

REGISTER AT WWW.CO-CREATIONALSELF-HEALING.COM

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique for relaxation, stress reduction and inner balance that can also promote healing on many levels including physical, mental and emotional. It works with Universal Life Force Energy to clear and balance the energy fields of your body bringing calm to body/mind and clarity to your thinking. Reiki increases a person’s own supply of life force energy and provides a deep relaxation to the mind/body which can add to the healing process.

Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki is a new Reiki for today’s stressful times. This newer system of Reiki combines the original system of Usui Reiki with a newer, more refined Reiki that is of a higher, vibrational energy. It heals through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. The complete system includes the four Reiki symbols from the Usui tradition as well as the Holy Fire master symbol. Enlightenment and powerful transformation can be two side effects of learning to channel this beautiful, gentle yet powerful energy!

The use of the word holy in the name Holy Fire II is not intended to have a religious meaning. The word holy has as its root meaning to be whole and complete and this is how it is used in Holy Fire II. Therefore, Holy Fire II is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

Some Reiki Benefits include:

• More calm to the body and mind
• Increased clarity
• Improved decision-making
• Reduction of overwhelm and anxiety
• Reduction of stress and pain
• Opening to more love & compassion
• Shifting of old perceptions
• Dissolving of old habits/beliefs
• Increased intuition and trust in life

It can also help with many other physical symptoms of the body such as:
• Panic attacks
• Bruises
• Broken bones
• Sprains
• Sore knees, hips
• Neck pain
• Headaches
• Insomnia & fatigue
• PMS & menstrual symptoms
• Cold & flu symptoms

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:
WWW.CO-CREATIONALSELF-HEALING.COM

Contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

This is a 2-day class! It is a 2-level training (First and Second Degree) of the Usui/Holy Fire II system of Reiki from the International Center for Reiki Training and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive beginner trainings of its kind! All are welcome. No prior experience is necessary for First Degree on Day #1, however, registration for both days is required to receive the weekend rate.

It is taught by Barb Timmer, 15-year veteran of all things Reiki, Usui/Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki®Master/Teacher and Professional Member of the Reiki Membership Association. She has been practicing for 15 years, more than 12 of those as a Master/Teacher having received her first Master training in the Usui/Tibetan tradition in 2006, her Holy Fire II Karuna Master training in March 2016 and again, another Usui/Holy Fire II Master training in August 2017. She is also a certified reflexologist and avid spreader of Qi joy through the practice of Spring Forest Qigong.

REGISTER AT WWW.CO-CREATIONALSELF-HEALING.COM

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique for relaxation, stress reduction and inner balance that can also promote healing on many levels including physical, mental and emotional. It works with Universal Life Force Energy to clear and balance the energy fields of your body bringing calm to body/mind and clarity to your thinking. Reiki increases a person’s own supply of life force energy and provides a deep relaxation to the mind/body which can add to the healing process.

Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki is a new Reiki for today’s stressful times. This newer system of Reiki combines the original system of Usui Reiki with a newer, more refined Reiki that is of a higher, vibrational energy. It heals through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. The complete system includes the four Reiki symbols from the Usui tradition as well as the Holy Fire master symbol. Enlightenment and powerful transformation can be two side effects of learning to channel this beautiful, gentle yet powerful energy!

The use of the word holy in the name Holy Fire II is not intended to have a religious meaning. The word holy has as its root meaning to be whole and complete and this is how it is used in Holy Fire II. Therefore, Holy Fire II is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

Some Reiki Benefits include:

• More calm to the body and mind
• Increased clarity
• Improved decision-making
• Reduction of overwhelm and anxiety
• Reduction of stress and pain
• Opening to more love & compassion
• Shifting of old perceptions
• Dissolving of old habits/beliefs
• Increased intuition and trust in life

It can also help with many other physical symptoms of the body such as:
• Panic attacks
• Bruises
• Broken bones
• Sprains
• Sore knees, hips
• Neck pain
• Headaches
• Insomnia & fatigue
• PMS & menstrual symptoms
• Cold & flu symptoms

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:
WWW.CO-CREATIONALSELF-HEALING.COM

 

Contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

with Chandra Bailey

Contact Chandra to register 778 828 2240

Drop ins welcome

Please Note: No Class October 8th

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra

Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Please note: No classes on October 8th or November 12th

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Gentle Yoga
Join this class to move slowly and gently through simple poses, taking the time to listen to your body’s needs and explore your lung capacity. Relax, stretch, build strength and cultivate mindfulness.
Suitable for beginners and/or people with physical limitations.
Mondays
October 1 – December 17
10:45 -11:45 am
$120/10
$15 drop in
No class October 8 & November 12
Daiana has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 13. Her Teacher Training was in Raja Yoga over a 2 year period. Her style of teaching has grown and evolved over the years and includes various breathing and cleansing exercises to purify the body and soul. Every class with Daiana is unique as she plans around the level of the students.
Over the past 10 years she has been travelling all over, sharing her passion and learning from different Masters.
Join her classes and explore your best self 🙂

Instructor: Megan Tomlinson
Hatha Yoga 1-2 is a progressive series of classes designed to build strength and flexibility in the body while developing mindful awareness in each posture. Yogic philosophy, as it relates to practice on and off the mat, weaves throughout each class. Hatha Yoga 1-2 is open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Investment: Drop-in $15/ $90 for 7 classes pre registered

To register: 
Contact Megan at westsidemeg@telus.net

Surviving the Stigma, Silence and Sorrow:

Grief Support for Those Who Have Lost Someone they Love to Overdose

This free-of-charge grief support group is offered in partnership between Comox Valley Hospice Society and Nourish Wellness.   While this group is run on a bi-weekly, drop-in basis, first time attendees must phone either Paula Purcell or Nicole Burgess for location and additional participation information.

This shared support can help you survive the stigma, silence and sorrow.

Contact paula@nourishwellnesscomox.com

Paula Purcell 250.650.7282

Nicole Burgess 250.339.5533

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
A style of yoga that invites you to slow down and create space for stillness, nurture your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.  By holding the postures for 2-5 min or longer, the deeper connective tissues are affected and improvement in flexibility is the result.  The use of probs are encouraged in each posture so that the body feels supported and relaxed and then has the chance to release.  This class is a great complement if you have an active lifestyle (active yoga, running, cycling, sports etc) or if you are wanting a calming, meditative type of practice.  Suitable for all students.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
This active practice is dynamic in nature and creates mindful movements from one posture to the next and challenges you to find flexibility, strength and concentration with in your postures.  A combination of sun salutations, standing postures, balances, twists, seated and lying postures are weaved together into a fun, themed class with music.  This class creates a workout type feel while toning the body and clearing your mind.  This is an athletic practice and it is recommended that students feel strong through classic sun salutations.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra
Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Registered class with Susan Cook

Contact susancookpt@gmail.com

12 week group for moms struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety/adjustment.

Co-facilitated by Jennifer Mansell, Registered Social Worker and Carla Taylor Black, Registered Midwife

More information coming soon!

Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

 

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga in a fun, playful and safe environment. We will explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, and simple meditation techniques with a reflective perspective. Benefits include building self-compassion, self-awareness, self-care and relaxation!

Ages: 12 – 17 years

When: Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Dates: Oct 17th- Dec 5th, 2018

 Cost: $90 for eight classes 

Instructor:  Lili Zsoldos

Lili is a certified yoga teacher and counsellor at Nourish Wellness as well as with the school district. No yoga experience necessary. All are welcome to  join in creating a safe and supportive place for girls to come together and explore and learn from this ancient practice.

Space is limited; please contact Lili with any questions and to reserve a place.

Contact lili@nourishwellnesscomox.com

(250) 465-8850

 

Instructor: Heather Evans

Beginning Modern Dance for Adults
Move. Flow. Explore! 

Together we will explore the basic concepts of modern dance including proper warming up, strengthening techniques, alignment, movement vocabulary, and rhythm.  Each class will build on the one prior.  This modern dance session is designed to be fun and engaging for everyone, regardless of experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing (layers suggested) with bare feet or socks.

This class is limited to 10 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Please note that a minimum of 5 participants is required for the session to run.
6 Classes | Wednesdays | November 7 – December 19 (NO CLASS DECEMBER 5th)
with Heather Evans, BA Dance, Denison University
To register or for more information, contact journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Investment: $90/Session

Contact: journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Jolie Nasralla of Sacred 7 Sound Therapy invites you the join her 6 week series ( drop-ins also welcome ) Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Guided Meditation.
Excellent for : pre-natal Moms, anyone suffering from stress and fatigue, anxiety, PTSD, sleep disturbances, helps support people with pain ( anti-inflammation) or autoimmune disorders, and is an excellent support for patients who are going through cancer treatment.
Starts : Wednesday November 14 -Wednesday December 19, weekly class from 6:00-7:00 pm
Register by phone ~ Jolie: 250-339-9600
Email : Sacred7SoundTherapy@gmail.com
On Facebook : Jolie Nasralla
Wear comfortable clothing~ All yoga mats , props , blankets , lavender eye pillows are provided.
Wheelchair accessible
Cost: $80 if you register for all 6 sessions and save ! Drop-In $20
Cash or e-transfer

Contact Sacred7SoundTherapy@gmail.com 

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class 

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Spring Forest Qigong is a simple practice using the mind, breath, simple movements and sound to balance your own internal energy for better health and vitality. Some of the benefits of SFQ include:

  • Reduced stress, tension
  • Less fatigue, more energy
  • Sense of contentment and peace
  • Increased mental clarity & focus

Starting Oct.18/18, join Barb for her weekly Spring Forest Qigong practice, ‘Transform Your Energy, Transform Your Life!’.  Every Thursday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Nourish Wellness in Comox,  join other ‘Qi Transformers’ as you practice the simple, gentle movements of this meditative practice.

You will find that practicing in a group magnifies the energy and furthers the healing!

Drop-in rate is $12/practice.  6-visit cards available for a special rate of $50. Drop-in can be paid at the class. Registration is required for the special rate.  After registration, you will receive your card at the class.

All are welcome! No experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Chairs are provided for the seated meditation at the end but you are welcome to bring a cushion, blanket or your own yoga mat if you would like to do the meditation lying down.

with Barb Timmer

contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

60 min Mat Pilates class series designed to strengthen your core function, mobility, tone, and connection. A special emphasis will be placed on core and pelvic floor restrengthening for postnatal clients or and busy moms who would benefit from this focused attention. Clients of all ages and physical fitness level are welcome. If you have recently given birth please ensure your medical professional has cleared you for physical activity.

8 week series $120

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16300593&appointmentType=7538620

Contact Stephanie Grozell sagrozell@hotmail.com

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Please note: no class Friday September 21st or Friday October 5th

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Class description: Introduction to Somatics

Instructor: Carolyn Pigott
You will be introduced to fundamental movements that reconnect your brain to your muscles. Through the practice of deep breathing techniques and mindful awareness you will discover areas of your body that are stuck in something called sensory motor amnesia, a chronically tight state in the muscles. You will be gently guided to unlock these patterns and feel a renewed sense of ease and comfort in these muscles. Your mind and body will relax and you will walk out feeling a renewed vitality to take on your life once again!

This class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Investment: $18/class drop in or $60/4 classes

Contact Carolyn Pigott carolynrmt@yahoo.ca

250-702-0378

Karma yoga is an opportunity for you to give back to your community. Experience various teaching styles with a rotating teacher each week. 100% of your donation goes to a local charity of choice.

Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

with Chandra Bailey

Contact Chandra to register 778 828 2240

Drop ins welcome

Please Note: No Class October 8th

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra

Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Please note: No classes on October 8th or November 12th

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Gentle Yoga
Join this class to move slowly and gently through simple poses, taking the time to listen to your body’s needs and explore your lung capacity. Relax, stretch, build strength and cultivate mindfulness.
Suitable for beginners and/or people with physical limitations.
Mondays
October 1 – December 17
10:45 -11:45 am
$120/10
$15 drop in
No class October 8 & November 12
Daiana has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 13. Her Teacher Training was in Raja Yoga over a 2 year period. Her style of teaching has grown and evolved over the years and includes various breathing and cleansing exercises to purify the body and soul. Every class with Daiana is unique as she plans around the level of the students.
Over the past 10 years she has been travelling all over, sharing her passion and learning from different Masters.
Join her classes and explore your best self 🙂

Instructor: Megan Tomlinson
Hatha Yoga 1-2 is a progressive series of classes designed to build strength and flexibility in the body while developing mindful awareness in each posture. Yogic philosophy, as it relates to practice on and off the mat, weaves throughout each class. Hatha Yoga 1-2 is open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Investment: Drop-in $15/ $90 for 7 classes pre registered

To register: 
Contact Megan at westsidemeg@telus.net

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
A style of yoga that invites you to slow down and create space for stillness, nurture your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.  By holding the postures for 2-5 min or longer, the deeper connective tissues are affected and improvement in flexibility is the result.  The use of probs are encouraged in each posture so that the body feels supported and relaxed and then has the chance to release.  This class is a great complement if you have an active lifestyle (active yoga, running, cycling, sports etc) or if you are wanting a calming, meditative type of practice.  Suitable for all students.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
This active practice is dynamic in nature and creates mindful movements from one posture to the next and challenges you to find flexibility, strength and concentration with in your postures.  A combination of sun salutations, standing postures, balances, twists, seated and lying postures are weaved together into a fun, themed class with music.  This class creates a workout type feel while toning the body and clearing your mind.  This is an athletic practice and it is recommended that students feel strong through classic sun salutations.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra
Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Registered class with Susan Cook

Contact susancookpt@gmail.com

12 week group for moms struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety/adjustment.

Co-facilitated by Jennifer Mansell, Registered Social Worker and Carla Taylor Black, Registered Midwife

More information coming soon!

Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

 

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga in a fun, playful and safe environment. We will explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, and simple meditation techniques with a reflective perspective. Benefits include building self-compassion, self-awareness, self-care and relaxation!

Ages: 12 – 17 years

When: Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Dates: Oct 17th- Dec 5th, 2018

 Cost: $90 for eight classes 

Instructor:  Lili Zsoldos

Lili is a certified yoga teacher and counsellor at Nourish Wellness as well as with the school district. No yoga experience necessary. All are welcome to  join in creating a safe and supportive place for girls to come together and explore and learn from this ancient practice.

Space is limited; please contact Lili with any questions and to reserve a place.

Contact lili@nourishwellnesscomox.com

(250) 465-8850

 

Instructor: Heather Evans

Beginning Modern Dance for Adults
Move. Flow. Explore! 

Together we will explore the basic concepts of modern dance including proper warming up, strengthening techniques, alignment, movement vocabulary, and rhythm.  Each class will build on the one prior.  This modern dance session is designed to be fun and engaging for everyone, regardless of experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing (layers suggested) with bare feet or socks.

This class is limited to 10 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Please note that a minimum of 5 participants is required for the session to run.
6 Classes | Wednesdays | November 7 – December 19 (NO CLASS DECEMBER 5th)
with Heather Evans, BA Dance, Denison University
To register or for more information, contact journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Investment: $90/Session

Contact: journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Jolie Nasralla of Sacred 7 Sound Therapy invites you the join her 6 week series ( drop-ins also welcome ) Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Guided Meditation.
Excellent for : pre-natal Moms, anyone suffering from stress and fatigue, anxiety, PTSD, sleep disturbances, helps support people with pain ( anti-inflammation) or autoimmune disorders, and is an excellent support for patients who are going through cancer treatment.
Starts : Wednesday November 14 -Wednesday December 19, weekly class from 6:00-7:00 pm
Register by phone ~ Jolie: 250-339-9600
Email : Sacred7SoundTherapy@gmail.com
On Facebook : Jolie Nasralla
Wear comfortable clothing~ All yoga mats , props , blankets , lavender eye pillows are provided.
Wheelchair accessible
Cost: $80 if you register for all 6 sessions and save ! Drop-In $20
Cash or e-transfer

Contact Sacred7SoundTherapy@gmail.com 

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class 

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Spring Forest Qigong is a simple practice using the mind, breath, simple movements and sound to balance your own internal energy for better health and vitality. Some of the benefits of SFQ include:

  • Reduced stress, tension
  • Less fatigue, more energy
  • Sense of contentment and peace
  • Increased mental clarity & focus

Starting Oct.18/18, join Barb for her weekly Spring Forest Qigong practice, ‘Transform Your Energy, Transform Your Life!’.  Every Thursday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Nourish Wellness in Comox,  join other ‘Qi Transformers’ as you practice the simple, gentle movements of this meditative practice.

You will find that practicing in a group magnifies the energy and furthers the healing!

Drop-in rate is $12/practice.  6-visit cards available for a special rate of $50. Drop-in can be paid at the class. Registration is required for the special rate.  After registration, you will receive your card at the class.

All are welcome! No experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Chairs are provided for the seated meditation at the end but you are welcome to bring a cushion, blanket or your own yoga mat if you would like to do the meditation lying down.

with Barb Timmer

contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

60 min Mat Pilates class series designed to strengthen your core function, mobility, tone, and connection. A special emphasis will be placed on core and pelvic floor restrengthening for postnatal clients or and busy moms who would benefit from this focused attention. Clients of all ages and physical fitness level are welcome. If you have recently given birth please ensure your medical professional has cleared you for physical activity.

8 week series $120

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16300593&appointmentType=7538620

Contact Stephanie Grozell sagrozell@hotmail.com

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Please note: no class Friday September 21st or Friday October 5th

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Class description: Introduction to Somatics

Instructor: Carolyn Pigott
You will be introduced to fundamental movements that reconnect your brain to your muscles. Through the practice of deep breathing techniques and mindful awareness you will discover areas of your body that are stuck in something called sensory motor amnesia, a chronically tight state in the muscles. You will be gently guided to unlock these patterns and feel a renewed sense of ease and comfort in these muscles. Your mind and body will relax and you will walk out feeling a renewed vitality to take on your life once again!

This class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Investment: $18/class drop in or $60/4 classes

Contact Carolyn Pigott carolynrmt@yahoo.ca

250-702-0378

Restorative Yoga Class with Essential Oils

7 – 9 pm

Contact sagrozell@hotmail.com

 

A workshop for expecting parents and parents of young children, to help navigate this challenging transition in your relationship with your partner/spouse. Based on the work of Dr. John Gottman.

https://www.gottman.com/blog/bringing-baby-home-the-research/

with Dr. Phoenix Brill

https://www.flourishpsychology.ca/about-us

 

Karma yoga is an opportunity for you to give back to your community. Experience various teaching styles with a rotating teacher each week. 100% of your donation goes to a local charity of choice.

Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra

Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Please note: No classes on October 8th or November 12th

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Gentle Yoga
Join this class to move slowly and gently through simple poses, taking the time to listen to your body’s needs and explore your lung capacity. Relax, stretch, build strength and cultivate mindfulness.
Suitable for beginners and/or people with physical limitations.
Mondays
October 1 – December 17
10:45 -11:45 am
$120/10
$15 drop in
No class October 8 & November 12
Daiana has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 13. Her Teacher Training was in Raja Yoga over a 2 year period. Her style of teaching has grown and evolved over the years and includes various breathing and cleansing exercises to purify the body and soul. Every class with Daiana is unique as she plans around the level of the students.
Over the past 10 years she has been travelling all over, sharing her passion and learning from different Masters.
Join her classes and explore your best self 🙂

Instructor: Megan Tomlinson
Hatha Yoga 1-2 is a progressive series of classes designed to build strength and flexibility in the body while developing mindful awareness in each posture. Yogic philosophy, as it relates to practice on and off the mat, weaves throughout each class. Hatha Yoga 1-2 is open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Investment: Drop-in $15/ $90 for 7 classes pre registered

To register: 
Contact Megan at westsidemeg@telus.net

Surviving the Stigma, Silence and Sorrow:

Grief Support for Those Who Have Lost Someone they Love to Overdose

This free-of-charge grief support group is offered in partnership between Comox Valley Hospice Society and Nourish Wellness.   While this group is run on a bi-weekly, drop-in basis, first time attendees must phone either Paula Purcell or Nicole Burgess for location and additional participation information.

This shared support can help you survive the stigma, silence and sorrow.

Contact paula@nourishwellnesscomox.com

Paula Purcell 250.650.7282

Nicole Burgess 250.339.5533

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
A style of yoga that invites you to slow down and create space for stillness, nurture your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.  By holding the postures for 2-5 min or longer, the deeper connective tissues are affected and improvement in flexibility is the result.  The use of probs are encouraged in each posture so that the body feels supported and relaxed and then has the chance to release.  This class is a great complement if you have an active lifestyle (active yoga, running, cycling, sports etc) or if you are wanting a calming, meditative type of practice.  Suitable for all students.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Katie Kennedy
This active practice is dynamic in nature and creates mindful movements from one posture to the next and challenges you to find flexibility, strength and concentration with in your postures.  A combination of sun salutations, standing postures, balances, twists, seated and lying postures are weaved together into a fun, themed class with music.  This class creates a workout type feel while toning the body and clearing your mind.  This is an athletic practice and it is recommended that students feel strong through classic sun salutations.

Investment: Drop in $15, 10 classes/$130

To register: 
Contact Katie at katietlc@gmail.com

Instructor: Alivia Veenstra
Combining yin and restorative yoga poses, this gentle and relaxing practice is excellent for those new to yoga, students working with injuries, and is a great compliment to more active yoga practices. In holding poses for longer periods of time, students are encouraged to turn in, let go, and restore. Leave each class with less tension in your muscles, more movement in your joints, and a deeper sense of calm in your body, mind, and spirit.

Investment: Drop in $15, 5 classes/$60

To register: 
Contact Alivia at alivia.veenstra@gmail.com

Registered class with Susan Cook

Contact susancookpt@gmail.com

12 week group for moms struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety/adjustment.

Co-facilitated by Jennifer Mansell, Registered Social Worker and Carla Taylor Black, Registered Midwife

More information coming soon!

Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

 

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga in a fun, playful and safe environment. We will explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, and simple meditation techniques with a reflective perspective. Benefits include building self-compassion, self-awareness, self-care and relaxation!

Ages: 12 – 17 years

When: Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Dates: Oct 17th- Dec 5th, 2018

 Cost: $90 for eight classes 

Instructor:  Lili Zsoldos

Lili is a certified yoga teacher and counsellor at Nourish Wellness as well as with the school district. No yoga experience necessary. All are welcome to  join in creating a safe and supportive place for girls to come together and explore and learn from this ancient practice.

Space is limited; please contact Lili with any questions and to reserve a place.

Contact lili@nourishwellnesscomox.com

(250) 465-8850

 

Instructor: Heather Evans

Beginning Modern Dance for Adults
Move. Flow. Explore! 

Together we will explore the basic concepts of modern dance including proper warming up, strengthening techniques, alignment, movement vocabulary, and rhythm.  Each class will build on the one prior.  This modern dance session is designed to be fun and engaging for everyone, regardless of experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing (layers suggested) with bare feet or socks.

This class is limited to 10 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Please note that a minimum of 5 participants is required for the session to run.
6 Classes | Wednesdays | November 7 – December 19 (NO CLASS DECEMBER 5th)
with Heather Evans, BA Dance, Denison University
To register or for more information, contact journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Investment: $90/Session

Contact: journeysonthemat@gmail.com

Jolie Nasralla of Sacred 7 Sound Therapy invites you the join her 6 week series ( drop-ins also welcome ) Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Guided Meditation.
Excellent for : pre-natal Moms, anyone suffering from stress and fatigue, anxiety, PTSD, sleep disturbances, helps support people with pain ( anti-inflammation) or autoimmune disorders, and is an excellent support for patients who are going through cancer treatment.
Starts : Wednesday November 14 -Wednesday December 19, weekly class from 6:00-7:00 pm
Register by phone ~ Jolie: 250-339-9600
Email : Sacred7SoundTherapy@gmail.com
On Facebook : Jolie Nasralla
Wear comfortable clothing~ All yoga mats , props , blankets , lavender eye pillows are provided.
Wheelchair accessible
Cost: $80 if you register for all 6 sessions and save ! Drop-In $20
Cash or e-transfer

Contact Sacred7SoundTherapy@gmail.com 

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class 

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Spring Forest Qigong is a simple practice using the mind, breath, simple movements and sound to balance your own internal energy for better health and vitality. Some of the benefits of SFQ include:

  • Reduced stress, tension
  • Less fatigue, more energy
  • Sense of contentment and peace
  • Increased mental clarity & focus

Starting Oct.18/18, join Barb for her weekly Spring Forest Qigong practice, ‘Transform Your Energy, Transform Your Life!’.  Every Thursday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Nourish Wellness in Comox,  join other ‘Qi Transformers’ as you practice the simple, gentle movements of this meditative practice.

You will find that practicing in a group magnifies the energy and furthers the healing!

Drop-in rate is $12/practice.  6-visit cards available for a special rate of $50. Drop-in can be paid at the class. Registration is required for the special rate.  After registration, you will receive your card at the class.

All are welcome! No experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Chairs are provided for the seated meditation at the end but you are welcome to bring a cushion, blanket or your own yoga mat if you would like to do the meditation lying down.

with Barb Timmer

contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

60 min Mat Pilates class series designed to strengthen your core function, mobility, tone, and connection. A special emphasis will be placed on core and pelvic floor restrengthening for postnatal clients or and busy moms who would benefit from this focused attention. Clients of all ages and physical fitness level are welcome. If you have recently given birth please ensure your medical professional has cleared you for physical activity.

8 week series $120

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16300593&appointmentType=7538620

Contact Stephanie Grozell sagrozell@hotmail.com

Instructor: Karen Squires
A style of yoga open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Focus on moving with awareness, find stillness within the poses, engage in watching the interaction between body and mind. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility and balance. Incorporate simple meditation/breathing techniques and benefit from deep relaxation. A practice with the potential to stay with you, expanding beyond the mat sustaining daily life.

Please note: no class Friday September 21st or Friday October 5th

Investment: $15 drop-in/ $60 5-class flexi-pass/ pre-book 1 full month $10 per class

To register: 
Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

Class description: Introduction to Somatics

Instructor: Carolyn Pigott
You will be introduced to fundamental movements that reconnect your brain to your muscles. Through the practice of deep breathing techniques and mindful awareness you will discover areas of your body that are stuck in something called sensory motor amnesia, a chronically tight state in the muscles. You will be gently guided to unlock these patterns and feel a renewed sense of ease and comfort in these muscles. Your mind and body will relax and you will walk out feeling a renewed vitality to take on your life once again!

This class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Investment: $18/class drop in or $60/4 classes

Contact Carolyn Pigott carolynrmt@yahoo.ca

250-702-0378

with Kristen Beaulieu

Friday November 30th  5:00-9:00pm

Saturday December 1st  9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday December 2nd 9:00am-6:00pm

Stay tuned for more information