Karen Murtagh

Fergus Yoga

Melville United Church – (300 St. Andrew Street) 

Please call me at (519) 803-0663 or email me  to register.

Thursday Mornings   (FULL)-   Slow Yoga – 9:00-10:30 Yoga is a purifying, grounding practice that nourishes us on all levels.  We will use classic hatha yoga poses to rediscover and enhance our flexibility, our expansive nature and to build strength and find our center.  Modifications to deepen or lessen the depth of poses will be given.  We will practice various breathing techniques and take time for relaxation.  Enjoy the pauses in life, this is time for you.   (please bring a yoga mat and 2 yoga blocks and a yoga strap or tie).

FALL SESSION:  Thursday, September 6-December 20th

PRICE:  $100 for 10 class package; $60 for 5 class package (one year expiry date from date of purchase).

NEW!  Friday Mornings – CANCELLED 

Victoria Park Centre – (150 Albert Street) 

Please call Victoria Park Centre directly at 1-519-846-9691 x 204 (Registration begins Wednesday, March 14th @ 8:30 a.m.)

Monday Mornings – Chair Yoga – 9:30-10:15 a.m. What a great way to start your week!  Gentle stretches and breathing practices to get your circulation going, build strength and flexibility and work on balance.  Chair yoga is a great way to enjoy all the benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor.  Standing postures with the aid of the chair and seated postures along with various breathing practices and a short seated meditation to end.  Beginners and seasoned yogis are welcome.  Please bring a thin yoga mat.

Monday Mornings (FULL)  –  Intermediate Slow Style Yoga  10:35-12:00 – Stop, breathe and slow down (no exclamation marks whatsoever).  Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need some time to slow down and go in deeper.  The “Pause”.  It is one of yoga’s greatest gifts.  It will be practiced.  It is a practice.  Pause and give yourself a moment to catch up and notice.  At the same time, many of us feel we need to feel stronger and to develop our flexibility.  This is for that.  Poses are held for a time (you can always come out when you are ready) with pauses in between and time to sit for meditation at the end.  (must be able to get up and down from the floor).   Please bring a yoga mat.

Monday Afternoons Gentle Yoga with a focus on the Spine 12:10-12:55 – This class includes floor work (back, front, seated & hands/knees) and a few standing postures.  We will focus on the spine with benefits for the whole body.  We also will be developing strength in our abdominal muscles and in our glutes. We use a chair for a variety of poses and for support when wanted. Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket.

Monday Afternoons – Not Yoga but still Relaxing! Adult Coloring Circle – 1:30-3:00 – This is a drop-in group at the Centre on Thursdays.  You can come when you want, leave when you want, pop out for a coffee or tea in the main foyer as you wish.  Relax, just for fun!  $1 each time for members and $2 for non-members.  

Tuesday Mornings (FULL)– DailyYoga Health Habits 9:00-10:00  We will not be practicing Yoga (we will touch upon the subject of yoga styles and their benefits) but this course comes from Yoga’s sister, Ayurveda.  This is a discussion and lecture class learning how daily practices can be incorporated into your wellness plan.  We will learn about how to take care of ourselves based on ancient Ayurvedic traditions.  

Wednesday Mornings  (FULL)–  Intermediate Slow Style Yoga – 9:35-10:35– Stop, breathe and slow down (no exclamation marks whatsoever).  Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need some time to slow down and go in deeper.  The “Pause”.  It is one of yoga’s greatest gifts.  It will be practiced.  It is a practice.  Pause and give yourself a moment to catch up and notice.  At the same time, many of us feel we need to be a bit stronger and to develop our body strength.  This is for that.  Poses are held for a time (you can always come out when you are ready) with pauses in between and time to sit for meditation at the end.  (must be able to get up and down from the floor).  Please bring a yoga mat.

Wednesday Mornings (FULL) – Yoga for Healthy Joints   11:00-12:00 – seated on a chair, we practice routines for joint mobility, including the spine.  With the little bit of extra time, this class will develop some breathing techniques and chair yoga poses.  This class is ideal for those new to yoga and for those who want to focus on the joints more specifically.  But, whether you are new to yoga or have done it for many years, this class will increase your strength and range of motion.  This class definitely has a lighter atmosphere, sometimes we even laugh!  Please bring a thin yoga mat.

Thursdays at Noon (FULL)– Yoga for Healthy Joints  – 12:00-12:45 – – seated on a chair, we practice routines for joint mobility, including the spine.  With the little bit of extra time, this class will develop some breathing techniques and chair yoga poses.  This class is ideal for those new to yoga and for those who want to focus on the joints more specifically.  But, whether you are new to yoga or have done it for many years, this class will increase your strength and range of motion.  This class definitely has a lighter atmosphere, sometimes we even laugh!  Please bring a thin yoga mat.