Rising Spirit

Rising Spirit

Rising Spirit

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Yoga

Yoga for Everybody

Please note: Our tent has ripped and a new one is being ordered shortly. Yoga will remain in-studio until the end of June.

Drop on in ~ we’d love to have you here for your practice in our growing community! All levels are welcome to our 3 weekly classes. 

  • Single class: $20 (includes HST) ~ Simply drop in anytime without pre-registration! ~ space for up to 12 inside & 16 outside.
  • 10-class pass: $150 (includes HST)
    • Purchase a 10-class pass online here ~ Passes valid for 12 months after purchase date.
    • Come to any class as your schedule allows!

 

~ Summer Yoga Schedule ~

 

Sunday, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Sweet Sunday – Soft and Simple
  • with Sharon McGuire

Be still. Be slow. Breathe and Connect. A unique combination of gentle hatha and Qigong, an age-old practice that harnesses the power of breath, movement and intention setting. It is performed at a slower pace with less intense positions and includes extended time for supported meditation, yogic breath work and relaxation. This class encourages movement without the potential for strain. It is great yoga for beginners or just a beautiful way to end your weekend and transition into the week.

Wednesday, 10:00 am – 11:15 am – Yoga for Strength, Stability & Flexibility
  • with Marci Tordiff

A comfortably paced class with approachable postures but increasing the ability to move from the core to align, strengthen and promote flexibility on the floor and in standing postures.   Clear cueing, creative sequencing and props are used to energize and melt tension. In this gentle class, we don’t spend a lot of time on our hands, and there are minimal up-and-down transitions.  Breathing techniques are also integrated.  This is an accessible, all-level class.

Thursday, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm – Stretch & Surrender
  • with Marci Tordiff

Slow Down and be in this moment. A very slow practice that will melt your day away and bring your nervous system into a state of healing. In this seated/lying down practice you will keep close to the earth and supported.  These yin postures will soften and lengthen your facial connective tissues and release patterns you’ve been holding onto. Reconnect and down-regulate to your undisturbed state.

Marci

"A committed and life-long student of Yoga and Ayurveda…and many things in between; this road has taken me from experimental painting and sculpture at OCAD to a certified Pastry Chef at George Brown College, to operating a successful wellness practice for many years in Orono. When the time was ripe, I got serious about yoga and earned my CYT-200, and am nearing completion of my 300 hr certification, adding in many workshops, retreats, and immersions to enrich my teaching skills and unique approach. I feel good about designing classes and retreats that are as comfortable as they are creative, while being mindful that they don’t have to be fancy to be meaningful. We can’t always be our best selves, but through the practice of yoga- we can all be better together."

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Sharon

"Learning and guiding others on a path of health and wellness has been my lifelong passion. It led me through 42 years of my very rewarding career in nursing, becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher, and over 25 years of yoga practice. I have completed the CYT-200 hour training plus another 300 hours (including traditional Chinese Medicine for yogis and C.A.R’s -controlled articular rotation) and am nearing completing 100 hrs certification in Yin Yoga. I love to blend Qi Qong, Reiki and other modalities into every class I teach. I have found them to be very impactful for me in my own life, and I have witnessed the impact on all my students – on and off the mat. My goal is to continue to share yoga. Hopefully, along the way, others will come to know the simplicity of movement, breath, and rest in stillness on their path of yoga."