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  • Somatics 1:30pm-2:45pm
    1:30 pm-2:45 pm
    2020.04.01

    Somatic Movement with Susan Cook

    The term “somatic” refers to our inner experience of our mind-bodies.  In these somatic movement classes we explore slow gentle movement patterns, with a focus on sensing ourselves from the inside.  As we bring more awareness to HOW we move, we experience improved ease, flexibility, balance, coordination and strength.  At the same time we learn a lot about our whole selves and our habits!

    These classes are designed for people with some previous experience in somatics or yoga.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 1:30-2:45 pm
    Runs until December 18, 2019
    January 8 – April 29, 2020

    Investment:
    $18/ class
    Classes can be selected individually but you must register in advance.

    To Register:
    And for more information, email Susan at susancookpt@gmail.com

  • Prenatal Yoga 4:30pm-5:30pm
    4:30 pm-5:30 pm
    2020.04.01

    Prenatal Yoga with Pamela Tessman

    With music, candles, and a warm atmosphere, we will bring awareness to and connect with your baby, breath and pelvic floor. You’ll be guided through gentle strengthening and stretching poses designed to prepare you for labour and birth, and help you have a more restful sleep.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
    March 18-April 15

    Investment:
    $15 for drop-in

    To register:
    Visit https://www.pamelatessmanndoula.com/events-classes

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  • Hatha Yoga 9:15am-10:15am
    9:15 am-10:15 am
    2020.04.02

    Hatha Yoga with 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.

    Details:
    Thursdays
    9:15-10:15 am
    No class April 9

    Investment:
    $15 drop-in
    $60 5-class flexi-pass

    To register: 
    Contact Karen at karensquires1@gmail.com

  • Mindful Movements: Trauma Informed Yoga 5:30-6:45 pm
    5:30 pm-6:45 pm
    2020.04.02

    Mindful Movements: Trauma Informed Yoga with Taylor Cascanette

    A safe space to meet yourself where you are at.

    We support the gentle curiosity of noticing sensations in the body, and making choices based on what you feel. Move, stretch and breathe in a way that feels supportive for you. Share an experience with invitational language, and discover opportunities for empowerment, relaxation and growth.

    All levels welcome. There will be no physical assists.

    Details:
    Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm
    January 9-June 25
    No class January 30 or April 9

    Investment: 
    By donation (suggested $10/class)

    To register: 
    Contact Taylor at tcascanette@live.ca 

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  • Childbirth and Newborn Care Prep Class with In Bloom Births
    9:30 am-3:30 pm
    2020.04.04

    Childbirth and Newborn Care Prep Class with In Bloom Births

    Join us for a One or Two Day Childbirth + Newborn Care Prep Class that covers the essentials all families need to feel prepared (perhaps even excited?) for this life transition! This is a comprehensive curriculum that covers the essentials to prepare for Childbirth, Postpartum Recovery, and the First days and weeks with baby.

    Day one will provide you with an understanding of anatomy and physiology of birth, stages of labour, comfort measures + partner support, medical pain relief, and the hours immediately following birth. Day two gives you the knowledge and tools for optimal postpartum recovery, and the basics of newborn care, like feeding, changing, sleep routines, soothing a fussy baby, and more (there’s so much more!)

    You’ll find that this class is engaging, interactive, and thorough, leaving both you and your partner confident and prepared. You will gain a greater understanding of the birth process, practice strategies and techniques for comfort and coping during labour, learn about medical pain management options, gain tools to feel empowered and make decisions in labour, and spend time working through your feelings or fears leading up to your big day through to the first weeks.

    What’s included: a light breakfast, coffee, tea + water, course manual, and two interactive days of Childbirth + Newborn Care Preparation!

    Details:
    Saturday & Sunday, April 4/5
    Saturday: 9:30-3:30
    Sunday: 9:00-12:30

    Investment:
    Weekend: $195/couple
    Saturday only: $150/couple
    Sunday only: $65/couple

    To register:
    Contact Andrea at inbloombirths@gmail.com.

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

    Facilitator: Andrea Postal
    Andrea 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.

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  • Karma Yoga 9:30-10:30am
    9:30 am-10:30 am
    2020.04.05

    Karma Yoga

    Karma yoga classes are an opportunity to give back to our Comox Valley and global community. Classes are by donation and all proceeds go to a charity of choice. You can expect to sample a variety of yoga styles, as as well as Qigong and Somatics.

    Details:
    Sundays
    9:30-10:30am
    (please check our online calendar to confirm the class is running)

    Investment:
    By donation

    Contact info@nourishwellnesscomox.com for more information.

     

  • Childbirth and Newborn Care Prep Class with In Bloom Births
    9:30 am-12:30 pm
    2020.04.05

    Childbirth and Newborn Care Prep Class with In Bloom Births

    Join us for a One or Two Day Childbirth + Newborn Care Prep Class that covers the essentials all families need to feel prepared (perhaps even excited?) for this life transition! This is a comprehensive curriculum that covers the essentials to prepare for Childbirth, Postpartum Recovery, and the First days and weeks with baby.

    Day one will provide you with an understanding of anatomy and physiology of birth, stages of labour, comfort measures + partner support, medical pain relief, and the hours immediately following birth. Day two gives you the knowledge and tools for optimal postpartum recovery, and the basics of newborn care, like feeding, changing, sleep routines, soothing a fussy baby, and more (there’s so much more!)

    You’ll find that this class is engaging, interactive, and thorough, leaving both you and your partner confident and prepared. You will gain a greater understanding of the birth process, practice strategies and techniques for comfort and coping during labour, learn about medical pain management options, gain tools to feel empowered and make decisions in labour, and spend time working through your feelings or fears leading up to your big day through to the first weeks.

    What’s included: a light breakfast, coffee, tea + water, course manual, and two interactive days of Childbirth + Newborn Care Preparation!

    Details:
    Saturday & Sunday, April 4/5
    Saturday: 9:30-3:30
    Sunday: 9:00-12:30

    Investment:
    Weekend: $195/couple
    Saturday only: $150/couple
    Sunday only: $65/couple

    To register:
    Contact Andrea at inbloombirths@gmail.com.

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

    Facilitator: Andrea Postal
    Andrea 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.

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  • Therapeutic Yoga 5:15pm-6:45pm
    5:15 pm-6:45 pm
    2020.04.06

    Therapeutic Yoga with Akiko Shima

    A combination of mindful movement, somatics, restorative poses, and breathing practice will develop grater awareness of specific parts of your body. Find relief from pain and understand how your body works. Suitable for beginner through advanced practitioners.
    Details:
    Mondays
    5:15-6:45 pm
    January 6 – March 30
    Investment:
    $150 (12 classes)
    No class on February 10
    Payment can be made by cash, cheque or Interac e-transfer
    To register:
    Pre-registration is required.
    Contact: Akiko Shima(250)339-2195
  • Hatha Yoga 7:00pm-8:15pm
    7:00 pm-8:15 pm
    2020.04.06

    Hatha Yoga with Megan Tomlinson

    This class will provide space for safely strengthening and stretching the body while weaving in yogic philosophy.  Participants will be led through mindful movement and yoga postures in addition to breath awareness and opportunities for moments of stillness. An exploration of yogic philosophy will be woven into each class . The intention is to leave the practitioner feeling nourished and whole.  This class is inspired by trauma informed principles and is suitable for all levels.

    Details:
    Mondays 7:00-8:15 pm
    January 6-June 22
    No class February 17, April 13, and May 18

    Investment:
    $130/10 class card (expiry June 30,2020)
    $15 drop in
    Classes are on first come, first serve basis. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

    To register: 
    Classes are on first come, first serve basis. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

    Contact Megan at: vancouverislandyogi@gmail.com
    Call/text: 250-650-YOGA (9642)

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  • Intro to Essential Somatics 1:00pm-2:00pm
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    2020.04.07

    Intro to Essential Somatics with Namchi Bazar, BFA

    The mission of Essential Somatics is to help people learn to move with mastery and joy. Based on the work of Thomas Hanna and the science of brain plasticity, gentle movements and self awareness are embodied to restore the ease of moving lost to us through the cumulative effects of stress and habituated patterns of holding. With scientific information about how our brain and body work together, and expert guidance, anyone can feel good in their body again. Topics in class will cover the main stress reflexes and how they present in the body. We will explore the ten foundational Somatic Movements that help restore freedom of movement, reduce functional muscle pain and return us to a sense of balanced neutral.

    Details:
    Tuesdays
    1:00 to 2:00 pm
    March 31- May 19
    No class April 21

    Investment: 
    $90 for 7 week session or $15 drop in

    To register:
    Register and confirm your spot or for more info: namchi@namchi.com

    For more info visit: www.namchi.com

  • Yamuna® Body Rolling 2:15pm-3:30pm
    2:15 pm-3:30 pm
    2020.04.07

    Yamuna® Body Rolling with Namchi Bazar, BFA

    Yamuna® Body Rolling uses specially designed balls in specific routines to combine the release of massage with the strengthening and toning of exercise, providing a gentle stretch and a workout. The ball applies gentle traction that frees connective tissue, re-educates muscles to fully release, and de-codes negative holding patterns.

    You will feel more space and balance in your body and a sense of effortless alignment.  Learn the basic ball routines for self care and self healing. Wear tight fitting and stretchy clothing.  Equipment provided for class and available for purchase for home practice.  Suitable for all including pre/postnatal and limited mobility.

    Details:
    Tuesdays
    2:15 to 3:30 pm
    March 31 – May 19
    No class April 21

    Investment: 
    $90 for 7 week session or $15 drop in

    To register:
    Register and confirm your spot: namchi@namchi.com

    For more info visit: www.namchi.com

  • Art of Living Mindfully, 3:45pm-5:15pm
    3:45 pm-5:15 pm
    2020.04.07

    Art of Living Mindfully with Janice McLaughlin

    Please visit www.bcalm.ca for more information and to register.

    Details: 
    Tuesdays
    3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
    March 3-April 28
    No class March 17

     

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  • Somatics 1:30pm-2:45pm
    1:30 pm-2:45 pm
    2020.04.08

    Somatic Movement with Susan Cook

    The term “somatic” refers to our inner experience of our mind-bodies.  In these somatic movement classes we explore slow gentle movement patterns, with a focus on sensing ourselves from the inside.  As we bring more awareness to HOW we move, we experience improved ease, flexibility, balance, coordination and strength.  At the same time we learn a lot about our whole selves and our habits!

    These classes are designed for people with some previous experience in somatics or yoga.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 1:30-2:45 pm
    Runs until December 18, 2019
    January 8 – April 29, 2020

    Investment:
    $18/ class
    Classes can be selected individually but you must register in advance.

    To Register:
    And for more information, email Susan at susancookpt@gmail.com

  • Prenatal Yoga 4:30pm-5:30pm
    4:30 pm-5:30 pm
    2020.04.08

    Prenatal Yoga with Pamela Tessman

    With music, candles, and a warm atmosphere, we will bring awareness to and connect with your baby, breath and pelvic floor. You’ll be guided through gentle strengthening and stretching poses designed to prepare you for labour and birth, and help you have a more restful sleep.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
    March 18-April 15

    Investment:
    $15 for drop-in

    To register:
    Visit https://www.pamelatessmanndoula.com/events-classes

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  • Karma Yoga 9:30-10:30am
    9:30 am-10:30 am
    2020.04.12

    Karma Yoga

    Karma yoga classes are an opportunity to give back to our Comox Valley and global community. Classes are by donation and all proceeds go to a charity of choice. You can expect to sample a variety of yoga styles, as as well as Qigong and Somatics.

    Details:
    Sundays
    9:30-10:30am
    (please check our online calendar to confirm the class is running)

    Investment:
    By donation

    Contact info@nourishwellnesscomox.com for more information.

     

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  • Intro to Essential Somatics 1:00pm-2:00pm
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    2020.04.14

    Intro to Essential Somatics with Namchi Bazar, BFA

    The mission of Essential Somatics is to help people learn to move with mastery and joy. Based on the work of Thomas Hanna and the science of brain plasticity, gentle movements and self awareness are embodied to restore the ease of moving lost to us through the cumulative effects of stress and habituated patterns of holding. With scientific information about how our brain and body work together, and expert guidance, anyone can feel good in their body again. Topics in class will cover the main stress reflexes and how they present in the body. We will explore the ten foundational Somatic Movements that help restore freedom of movement, reduce functional muscle pain and return us to a sense of balanced neutral.

    Details:
    Tuesdays
    1:00 to 2:00 pm
    March 31- May 19
    No class April 21

    Investment: 
    $90 for 7 week session or $15 drop in

    To register:
    Register and confirm your spot or for more info: namchi@namchi.com

    For more info visit: www.namchi.com

  • Yamuna® Body Rolling 2:15pm-3:30pm
    2:15 pm-3:30 pm
    2020.04.14

    Yamuna® Body Rolling with Namchi Bazar, BFA

    Yamuna® Body Rolling uses specially designed balls in specific routines to combine the release of massage with the strengthening and toning of exercise, providing a gentle stretch and a workout. The ball applies gentle traction that frees connective tissue, re-educates muscles to fully release, and de-codes negative holding patterns.

    You will feel more space and balance in your body and a sense of effortless alignment.  Learn the basic ball routines for self care and self healing. Wear tight fitting and stretchy clothing.  Equipment provided for class and available for purchase for home practice.  Suitable for all including pre/postnatal and limited mobility.

    Details:
    Tuesdays
    2:15 to 3:30 pm
    March 31 – May 19
    No class April 21

    Investment: 
    $90 for 7 week session or $15 drop in

    To register:
    Register and confirm your spot: namchi@namchi.com

    For more info visit: www.namchi.com

  • Art of Living Mindfully, 3:45pm-5:15pm
    3:45 pm-5:15 pm
    2020.04.14

    Art of Living Mindfully with Janice McLaughlin

    Please visit www.bcalm.ca for more information and to register.

    Details: 
    Tuesdays
    3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
    March 3-April 28
    No class March 17

     

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  • Somatics 1:30pm-2:45pm
    1:30 pm-2:45 pm
    2020.04.15

    Somatic Movement with Susan Cook

    The term “somatic” refers to our inner experience of our mind-bodies.  In these somatic movement classes we explore slow gentle movement patterns, with a focus on sensing ourselves from the inside.  As we bring more awareness to HOW we move, we experience improved ease, flexibility, balance, coordination and strength.  At the same time we learn a lot about our whole selves and our habits!

    These classes are designed for people with some previous experience in somatics or yoga.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 1:30-2:45 pm
    Runs until December 18, 2019
    January 8 – April 29, 2020

    Investment:
    $18/ class
    Classes can be selected individually but you must register in advance.

    To Register:
    And for more information, email Susan at susancookpt@gmail.com

  • Prenatal Yoga 4:30pm-5:30pm
    4:30 pm-5:30 pm
    2020.04.15

    Prenatal Yoga with Pamela Tessman

    With music, candles, and a warm atmosphere, we will bring awareness to and connect with your baby, breath and pelvic floor. You’ll be guided through gentle strengthening and stretching poses designed to prepare you for labour and birth, and help you have a more restful sleep.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
    March 18-April 15

    Investment:
    $15 for drop-in

    To register:
    Visit https://www.pamelatessmanndoula.com/events-classes

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  • Karma Yoga 9:30-10:30am
    9:30 am-10:30 am
    2020.04.19

    Karma Yoga

    Karma yoga classes are an opportunity to give back to our Comox Valley and global community. Classes are by donation and all proceeds go to a charity of choice. You can expect to sample a variety of yoga styles, as as well as Qigong and Somatics.

    Details:
    Sundays
    9:30-10:30am
    (please check our online calendar to confirm the class is running)

    Investment:
    By donation

    Contact info@nourishwellnesscomox.com for more information.

     

  • An Intro to Intuitive Eating: Ditch Dieting & Make Peace with Food, 1:00-2:00pm
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    2020.04.19

    An Intro to Intuitive Eating: Ditch Dieting & Make Peace with Food with Lisa Cristall

    Do you feel like you’ve tried all the diets or “lifestyle changes” out there to lose weight? Are you sick of counting calories, cutting carbs, or having to consult some strict list of food rules? Although these methods might lead to short-term weight loss, a large body of scientific evidence shows us they do not work in the long run.

    Join Lisa Cristall, Registered Dietitian, to explore a different way of looking at well-being and nutrition. Intuitive eating is an evidence-based approach to health and wellness that helps you reconnect with your body’s signals of hunger, fullness, and satisfaction. This way of eating allows you to take care of your physical and mental health, while freeing up precious time and energy. In this workshop, we will explore the reasons why diets don’t work, and discuss the principles of intuitive eating. The workshop will offer strategies to help you create a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body.

    Investment: $15

    To Register: Contact lisa@fulfillingnutrition.ca

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  • Somatics 1:30pm-2:45pm
    1:30 pm-2:45 pm
    2020.04.22

    Somatic Movement with Susan Cook

    The term “somatic” refers to our inner experience of our mind-bodies.  In these somatic movement classes we explore slow gentle movement patterns, with a focus on sensing ourselves from the inside.  As we bring more awareness to HOW we move, we experience improved ease, flexibility, balance, coordination and strength.  At the same time we learn a lot about our whole selves and our habits!

    These classes are designed for people with some previous experience in somatics or yoga.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 1:30-2:45 pm
    Runs until December 18, 2019
    January 8 – April 29, 2020

    Investment:
    $18/ class
    Classes can be selected individually but you must register in advance.

    To Register:
    And for more information, email Susan at susancookpt@gmail.com

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  • Karma Yoga 9:30-10:30am
    9:30 am-10:30 am
    2020.04.26

    Karma Yoga

    Karma yoga classes are an opportunity to give back to our Comox Valley and global community. Classes are by donation and all proceeds go to a charity of choice. You can expect to sample a variety of yoga styles, as as well as Qigong and Somatics.

    Details:
    Sundays
    9:30-10:30am
    (please check our online calendar to confirm the class is running)

    Investment:
    By donation

    Contact info@nourishwellnesscomox.com for more information.

     

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  • Somatics 1:30pm-2:45pm
    1:30 pm-2:45 pm
    2020.04.29

    Somatic Movement with Susan Cook

    The term “somatic” refers to our inner experience of our mind-bodies.  In these somatic movement classes we explore slow gentle movement patterns, with a focus on sensing ourselves from the inside.  As we bring more awareness to HOW we move, we experience improved ease, flexibility, balance, coordination and strength.  At the same time we learn a lot about our whole selves and our habits!

    These classes are designed for people with some previous experience in somatics or yoga.

    Details:
    Wednesdays 1:30-2:45 pm
    Runs until December 18, 2019
    January 8 – April 29, 2020

    Investment:
    $18/ class
    Classes can be selected individually but you must register in advance.

    To Register:
    And for more information, email Susan at susancookpt@gmail.com

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