Karen Murtagh

Yoga Classes in Arthur and Fergus

Arthur – Home Studio:  Fall Schedule (full but stay tuned for updates for the next session beginning Oct 31st)

Tuesdays at Home Studio – 5:10 pm-6:10 pm Gentle – Stop, breathe and slow down.  Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need some time in our week to slow down.   Pause and give yourself a moment to stretch and relax.     begins Sept 12 – Oct 24 (7 weeks = $50) (full)

Thursdays at Home Studio   – 5-6pm  Gentle.Restorative  — Stop, breathe and slow down. Revving up is ok if that is truly what you need BUT many of us really need some time in our week to slow down.   Pause and give yourself a moment to stretch and relax. begins Sept 14 – Oct 26 (7 weeks = $50) (full)

Please call me at (519) 803-0663 or email me to register.  Payment reserves your spot. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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St. James Church, Fergus: Fall Schedule 

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

New Session begins Thursday, September 14-December 14 – 14 week Session = Buy 14 weeks for $140 OR  9 weeks for $112.  ($15 drop-in fee) (you can also pay half at the beginning and half mid-way through the session).

To register, please contact me or send a cheque stating which class you are registering for to Karen Murtagh, 7634 Hwy #6, Arthur, ON N0G 1A0.  (you are welcome to bring a friend to use up one of your missed class times.)

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

Victoria Park Centre, Fergus:  Fall Schedule (w/o Sept 11- w/o Dec 11)

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  10:35-12:05 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 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  –  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.