Karen Murtagh

Yoga Classes in Fergus

Melville United Church, Fergus: Winter Classes (300 St. Andrew Street, Fergus)

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

Tuesday Mornings (LOWER LEVEL)  Yoga for “Most of Us” (Gentle Yoga), All Levels  – 9:00-10:00 a.m. Heated Floor!  Of course standing yoga postures are so beneficial so we’ll do some of those for sure, but floor postures are great to ground, stretch and relax.  We are going to incorporate using a chair sometimes for final relaxation so if you like to have one handy to get down to and up from the floor, it will be there for you.  (please bring a yoga mat and blanket).   (ps – Yoga for “Most of Us” is a twist on words coined by a popular yoga teacher Peggy Cappy called, Yoga for the “Rest of Us – the reality, in my experience, is that those “rest of us” she is referring to is actually most of us).

Session begins Tuesday, January 9th-March 27th (11 weeks, no class February 27th)= Buy 11 weeks for $95, OR 7 weeks for $70 ($12 drop-in fee).

Thursday Mornings (UPPER LEVEL) –  (Sorry, FULL already!) Nourishing Yoga, All Levels 9:00-10:30 Let’s dive into calm and hang out there for a while.  Yoga is a purifying, grounding practice that nourishes us on all levels.  We will use classic hatha yoga poses to rediscover our flexibility and expansive nature as well as build strength and find our center.  We practice various breathing techniques and meditation practices as well as come to appreciate the pauses in life.

Session begins Thursday, January 11-March 29th– (11 weeks, no class March 1) = Buy 11 weeks for $110 OR  7 weeks for $84.  ($15 drop-in fee) (you can also pay half at the beginning and half mid-way through the session if you want 11 weeks) (10% off Tuesday prices for those who Register Thursdays)

*Beginners are welcome.  Must be able to get down to and up from the mat (please bring a yoga mat).

*Missed Classes:  Tuesdays – you can make up 2 classes only on Thursdays or bring a friend to a class! Thursdays – you can make up any classes on Tuesdays or bring a friend to a class!

Victoria Park Centre, Fergus: Winter Classes (150 Albert Street)

Please call Victoria Park Centre directly at 1-519-846-9691 x 204

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   –  Intermediate Slow Style Yoga  10:35-12:00 Noon – 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 Yoga for Healthy Backs (NEW!) 12:10-12:55 – This class done primarily on the floor to help gently release tension in our spine with some emphasis on the lower back.  We also will be developing strength in our abdominal muscles and in our glutes. You must be able to lie flat on the floor, front and back, as well as come to hands and knees.  Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket.

Wednesday Mornings  –  Intermediate Slow Style Yoga – 9:30-10:30– 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  – 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 yoga mat.

Thursday Afternoons – Yoga for Healthy Joints  – 12:10-12:55 – Because we can’t fit everyone into the Wednesday class, we’ve added another Yoga for Healthy Joints class.  See above for description.