Karen Murtagh

Yoga Classes in Fergus

Melville United Church, Fergus: Spring/Summer Classes (300 St. Andrew Street, Fergus)

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

Tuesday Mornings (LOWER LEVEL) – Yoga for the Most of Us, All Levels – 9:00-10:00 This class is perfect for both those new to Yoga and for those who have done Yoga for a while but prefer a quiet, gentle practice.  Standing, hands & knees, seated and lying down postures.  Modifications are always given to reduce the depth of a posture or to increase the depth.

Spring Session: Tuesday, April 3-June 5th- (10 weeks) = Buy 10- weeks =$80 or 6 weeks =$54 ($12 drop-in fee).  (can make up 2 classes on Thursdays or bring a friend to use a class you’ve missed) Summer Session:  June 26-August 7 (7 weeks – $56, drop-in $10).

Thursday Mornings (UPPER LEVEL) –   Not Your Daughter’s 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.

Spring Session: Thursday, April 5-June 7- (10 weeks) = Buy 10 weeks for $100 OR  6 weeks for $72.  ($15 drop-in fee) (you can also pay half at the beginning and half mid-way through the session if you want 11 weeks)*Missed Classes:  You are welcome to bring a friend to any class to use up one of your classes or make up any classes missed on a Tuesday morning.   Summer Session: Thursday, June 28-August 9 (7 weeks $70, $12 drop-in)

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

 

Victoria Park Centre, Fergus: Spring/Summer Classes (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   –  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 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.

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 – We’ve added another Yoga for Healthy Joints class.  See above for description.