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    • September 17, 2019
    • October 15, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • EPRA Clubhouse 800 34 Ave SW
    Register

    This combo class of pilates and stretching is taught by our own Elbow Park resident and very accomplished Christy Hayne from Yoga Mandala.

    This class focuses on using a variety of Pilates props to engage and strengthen all the muscles which contribute to your core strength, your deep abdominal and lower back muscles, and pelvic floor muscle.  Improve your posture and functional fitness; this class ends with an extended stretching component.  All levels welcome. 

    Based upon the principles of Joseph Pilates Method, this class will strengthen your “ powerhouse” which in turn will leave you with a healthy spine, agile body and feeling longer and taller!  

    Instructor: Christy Hayne at terrifffamily@shaw.ca

    Christy is a lifelong lover of movement who has lived her passion to the fullest from her earliest days. Beginning in childhood as a tree-climbing, multi-sport athlete and gymnast, Christy discovered dance in her teens, eventually winning a place in Calgary’s own Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, where she spent a decade as a professional dancer. In a NYC modern dance master class, Christy was introduced to the practice of Pilates, which in the 1980’s was gaining traction with dancers as a system of conditioning that supported the intense physical demands of full-time dance training and performance. The controlled repetition of sequences designed to improve core stability through the strengthening of deep intrinsic musculature, the refining of larger back and lower body muscle groups, and improving connections between breath and movement, became a passion as well as a preferred personal practice. A mother of two, an avid runner, and a lover of outdoor pursuits, this practice became a new career when Christy received her Stott Pilates Certification in 2004 and began teaching in Calgary. Christy returns frequently to New York to study and after coming on board at Yoga Mandala in 2012, also completed a 200 Hour RYT training. An inspirational as well as experienced teacher, she often shares with her students a favourte quote from Joseph Pilates: “You are only as old as your spine feels”; skillfully guiding them towards their personal best, and that oh-so-rewarding “Aha” moment.


    • September 26, 2019
    • October 24, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • EPRA Clubhouse 800 34 Ave SW
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    There’s no way around it, our bodies change as we get older. Postural habits, stress, trauma, illness all cause subtle changes to the structure and shape of our bodies.

    Let go of what you ‘ think yoga is’ and what a ‘pose should look like’ and come out and try our new class.  Improve strength, balance and mobility, calm the mind and improve sleep. It will be a gentle, well supported class using different props as required.

    Drop In is also available for $18 per class paid to Phyllis directly at the class.

    Instructor Phyllis Lindsay,  phyllis.a.lindsay@gmail.com

    Yoga has been a part of Phyllis’s life for more than 45 years. As a 'Baby Boomer' herself, she understands the needs and challenges of our changing bodies as we grow older. She's been teaching a similar class ‘Gentle Yoga for Healthy Living' at a local yoga studio for 2 years with great success and teaches private and community classes.

    At the core of Phyllis’s classes is the notion of ‘functional’ yoga. It’s never about creating the ‘perfect’ pose, but slowly and consistently working on the pillars of a healthy, sustainable practice focusing on balance, stability, mobility and strength.

    Phyllis presently holds the following recognitions:
    Yoga Alliance RYT200
    Yin Yoga levels 1 and 2 (50 hours)


    • October 22, 2019
    • November 19, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • EPRA Clubhouse 800 34 Ave SW
    Register

    This Pilates class focuses on using a variety of Pilates props to engage and strengthen all the muscles which contribute to your core strength, your deep abdominal and lower back muscles, and pelvic floor muscle.  Improve your posture and functional fitness; this class ends with an extended stretching component.  All levels welcome. 

    Based upon the principles of Joseph Pilates Method, this class will strengthen your “ powerhouse” which in turn will leave you with a healthy spine, agile body and feeling longer and taller!  

    Instructor Christy Hayne


    Christy is a lifelong lover of movement who has lived her passion to the fullest from her earliest days. Beginning in childhood as a tree-climbing, multi-sport athlete and gymnast, Christy discovered dance in her teens, eventually winning a place in Calgary’s own Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, where she spent a decade as a professional dancer. In a NYC modern dance master class, Christy was introduced to the practice of Pilates, which in the 1980’s was gaining traction with dancers as a system of conditioning that supported the intense physical demands of full-time dance training and performance. The controlled repetition of sequences designed to improve core stability through the strengthening of deep intrinsic musculature, the refining of larger back and lower body muscle groups, and improving connections between breath and movement, became a passion as well as a preferred personal practice. A mother of two, an avid runner, and a lover of outdoor pursuits, this practice became a new career when Christy received her Stott Pilates Certification in 2004 and began teaching in Calgary. Christy returns frequently to New York to study and after coming on board at Yoga Mandala in 2012, also completed a 200 Hour RYT training. An inspirational as well as experienced teacher, she often shares with her students a favourte quote from Joseph Pilates: “You are only as old as your spine feels”; skillfully guiding them towards their personal best, and that oh-so-rewarding “Aha” moment.

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    • October 31, 2019
    • November 28, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • EPRA Clubhouse
    Register

    There’s no way around it, our bodies change as we get older. Postural habits, stress, trauma, illness all cause subtle changes to the structure and shape of our bodies.

    Let go of what you ‘ think yoga is’ and what a ‘pose should look like’ and come out and try our new class.  Improve strength, balance and mobility, calm the mind and improve sleep. It will be a gentle, well supported class using different props as required.

    Instructor Phyllis Lindsay,  phyllis.a.lindsay@gmail.com

    Yoga has been a part of Phyllis’s life for more than 45 years. As a 'Baby Boomer' herself, she understands the needs and challenges of our changing bodies as we grow older. She's been teaching a similar class ‘Gentle Yoga for Healthy Living' at a local yoga studio for 2 years with great success and teaches private and community classes.

    At the core of Phyllis’s classes is the notion of ‘functional’ yoga. It’s never about creating the ‘perfect’ pose, but slowly and consistently working on the pillars of a healthy, sustainable practice focusing on balance, stability, mobility and strength.

    Phyllis presently holds the following recognitions:
    Yoga Alliance RYT200
    Yin Yoga levels 1 and 2 (50 hours)


    • November 05, 2019
    • January 14, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • EPRA 800 34 Ave SW
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    PictureJoin Christie Simmons, from Bespoke Chronicles, for an 8 week Guided Autobiography program.  The group will look at experiences like major turning points, family, health, work, even death, and tackle exercises and questions that will help spark your creativity, self awareness and memories.  

    Join Christie Simmons, from Bespoke Chronicles, for an 8 week Guided Autobiography program.  The group will look at experiences like major turning points, family, health, work, even death, and tackle exercises and questions that will help spark your creativity, self awareness and memories.  

    For each session, you will be asked to write a two page story on a particular theme and share it with the other participants (you are only asked to share what you are comfortable sharing).  

    Christie Simmons grew up in Elbow Park and remains an active community member.  Here is her story:

    'm a writer and designer with Bespoke Chronicles -- an organization that captures and produces personal life stories, family histories, memoirs, thoughts, ideas, values, adventures… combined with photographs and images in beautifully designed one-of-a-kind keepsake books. 

    I've spent the last 25 years capturing an array of stories and ideas in writing. Beyond the work I'm doing now to gather and help share individual life stories, I've worked as a freelance writer for a broad variety of organizations and contributed numerous pieces to the Globe and Mail’s extra sections. I maintain active connection with other members of the now defunct Association of Personal Historians and have just earned certification in Reminiscence and Lifestory Work through the University of Wisconsin-Superior. 

    The cultural and personal value in sharing life stories and experiences is massive and I am enormously honoured to be doing this work. It's wonderful working with people who want to pass along their values and beliefs -- people who want to seize the opportunity to tell those close to them who they are, what they’ve seen, what they’ve done with their lives. The books I help create — whether they celebrate a milestone, capture a family history or simply share personal stories and adventures — become family heirlooms and in some cases valuable societal treasures. 

    In addition to personal history work, I funnel my writing and creative efforts towards songwriting and am an active, performing songwriter (see christiejsimmons.com).



    • December 24, 2019
    • EPRA 800 34 Ave SW



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