Yin & Yang Yoga
Hatha Yoga is the most popular and widely practiced form of yoga in the West. In this class we incorporate some aspects of Yin Yoga with Hatha Yoga to bring a more introspective approach to the practice. Students will be introduced to all the elements of a balanced yoga practice, including standing and seated postures, Pranayama (control of the breath), meditation, and relaxation. Variations and modifications will be offered for beginners and intermediate practitioners.
Yin Yoga is the relaxed practice of postures held for two to five minutes at a time. It is often referred to as restorative yoga for its calming therapeutic approach using props to support the body and deepen the benefits of the postures. Acting on the joints and conjunctive tissue this practice will also bring recuperation to your internal organs, nervous system, and consciousness. This is a very nurturing practice which promotes the effects of conscious relaxation.
Hatha Flow – all levels
Hatha, the physical practice of yoga with an added rhythm which threads each postures (asanas) together!!! Breath work (pranayama) with anatomy awareness creates a safe and fluid practice.
Chair Yoga or Adapted Yoga
Designed for individuals with some limited mobility or health issues which might cause certain limitations. It is a gentle form of yoga with Asanas (postures) adapted to facilitate movement while sitting on a chair or standing using the chair for balance postures. You will learn safe postures to maintain or develop agility and enhance the proprioception (ability to perceive the body in space) for better balance. It is amazing how sitting can be so energizing and strengthening! Sun Salutation while sitting, who would have thought!
Working on a one-on-one basis, this course is designed for the individual’s specific needs. The Asanas are explored and variations are suggested to facilitate the practice and help create sequences which can be easily used at home. The private lessons are an excellent way to transition into group classes with more ease.
Yoga in Sanskrit means “union or yoke”, the connection between body and spirit. In all of my classes, meditation and Pranayama (breathing techniques) are an important part of the practice. Influenced by several traditions of Yoga, my approach reflects a mixture of techniques which are true to my beliefs of what Yoga really means. More than a practice of postures Yoga is a way of life. The most rewarding moments of my teachings is when students will let me know of how Yoga has brought positive changes to their lives. Thinking about the Sanskrit meaning of Yoga, the union is not only body and mind, but the interconnection between us all and the greater connection that we have with the universe. I would love to teach to as many people as possible so that Yoga can spread and therefore make this world a better place to live! Namaste.
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Sylvie Cournoyer is a certified Yoga instructor in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Adapted Yoga and a member of the International Federation of Yoga. She is a massage therapist graduating from Guijek Institute in 2004.
- Member of the FQM (Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes)
- Member of the ANN (Académie des naturopathes et naturothérapeutes du Canada).
- Member of the FFY (Fédération francophone de yoga)
To register please contact Sylvie Cournoyer tel. 514.692.1388
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