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Vinyasa

Vinyasa

What is Vinyasa and why do we practice it?  Vinyasa literally means circle in Sanskrit. A traditional vinyasa includes plank pose, chaturanga, upward facing dog/cobra pose and downward facing dog. Each movement done in coordination with the breath brings a sense of balance to the body and the mind. Vinyasa allows our practice to be a moving meditation and allows prana (life force) to …

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Online Offerings

Online Offerings

Practicing yoga online allows you to experiment with new styles of yoga in the comfort of your own home.  With the closure of our public classes I am currently offering live-streaming yoga classes on Instagram & Facebook on Mondays @ 5:30 (Prenatal Yoga) & 7:00 (Calm & Strong) and on Wednesdays @ 5:30 (Calm & …

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Yoga For Change Candle Lit Karma Series

Yoga For Change – Candle-lit Karma Series

It’s that time of year again, and we are pleased to announce that all of the proceeds from our Wednesday evening (5:30-6:30pm) classes in December will go in support of a local Brandon family who has fallen on hard times. For the past three years, we have chosen a local family to support at this …

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Guest Teacher Alexandra Daum Dec. 9th

Guest Teacher Alexandra Daum Dec. 9th

This Wednesday, December 9th @ 5:30pm, Yoga for Change continues at Brandon City Yoga! We are excited to welcome this week’s guest yoga teacher Alexandra Daum to lead us through a gentle flow yoga series. Remember to bring your donation in lieu of a class fee for a local family this holiday season (pay-as-you-can) To …

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Your Brain on Stress

Stress can be highly personal – for one person an unpleasant experience is to another an exhilarating adventure. A dose of stress can be good for memory and motivation, however, 70% of doctor visits and 80% of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Stress is causing us suffering, in our minds, in …

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Summer Of Yoga

Summer of Yoga

The perfect start to your day Join us for a captivating Flow Yoga class each and every Monday & Wednesday morning, 7-8AM – May 4th until August 31st. Over 17 weeks you can expect to deepen your Yoga practice, strengthen and energize your entire body, calm your mind and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself.  …

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10 Reasons You Should NEVER Start A Yoga Practice

Thinking of starting a Yoga Practice? Why not start tonight?Yoga for Change: Donation based Karma Yoga Class Every Wednesday (5:30 PM-6:30 PM) @ The West End Community Centre  Ten Reasons to NEVER Start A Yoga Practice  1. It Will Ruin Chili Cheese Fries When you have a regular asana practice, you are going to notice the effects that the foods …

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Yoga for change – March 11th

Yoga for Change returns tonight at 5:30pm at the West End Community Centre (247 23rd Street). Tonight’s gentle flow yoga class is lead by Shawna Philpott. Join us for an inspiring heartfelt flow designed to challenge your core and melt your heart. This month’s charity of the month is the Cerebral Palsy Society of Manitoba.

Yoga for Change – March 4th with Jamie Wlasiuk

Join us tonight, Wednesday March 4th for Yoga for Change, when we host guest teacherJamie Wlasiuk while she guides us through a gentle flow series.  We wanted to get to know Jamie a little bit better so we asked her a few questions. How long have you been practicing yoga?  Started practicing in 2008 at …

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The Art of Touch

Our bodies crave touch like we crave water, and for good reason. Calm Stress and AnxietyWhen we experience the sensation of touch, our brains produce Oxytocin, the “bonding hormone”. Oxytocin helps us to bond with our partners but also: helps to reduce the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, increases the release of endorphins, and optimizes libido.Boost Immunity Touch has also been …

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Yoga for Change – February 25th – Yin-Yang Fusion

This week Yoga for Change returns with guest teacher Chelsea McCrimmon and Brandon City Yoga’s own Shawna Philpott to bring you Yin-Yang Fusion.Tonight Chelsea will be beginning the class by guiding us through a flowing Yang practice designed to ignite the Manipura Chakra (also known as the solar plexus or navel chakra). The class will conclude with a cooling and restorative Yin yoga practice with Shawna, concluding with …

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YOGA FOR CHANGE – Yin-Yang Fusion – February 18th

Yin-Yang Yoga Fusion Yoga for Change returns this Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm at the West End Community Centre.This week we are featuring guest teacher Chelsea McCrimmon alongsideShawna Philpott, as they pair up to guide us through a unique Yin-Yang Yoga Fusion class.  What is Yin Yoga? In Taoism, Yin is regarded as the feminine principle: dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective. Yin yoga is characterized by gentle restorative yoga postures or asanas held …

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Meet this week’s Guest Teacher Chelsea McCrimmon

Tomorrow evening we welcome the inspiring Chelsea McCrimmon as our talented local guest teacher for Yoga for Change.  This is a weekly Karma Yoga event that not only opens up the world of Yoga to the community, but also provides an opportunity for the community to raise awareness and financial support to it’s local charities.  Chelsea is a …

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Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage Workshop – February 14th

Connect like never before Sharing your mat with another is a powerful and playful way to evolve your yoga practice. Treat your yoga bestie, lover or fly solo to this special Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage Workshop. This Valentines day we will learn Thai Yoga Massage techniques to help your partner alleviate stress and …

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Yoga for Change with Courtney Snider- February 4th

Wednesday, February 4th Yoga for Change is back for another Karma Yoga- Community Class.  We welcome the talented guest teacher Courtney Snider to guide us through a gentle flow yoga series! We are also celebrating our local charity of the month for February, the Ethan James Wyne MCADD Organization.  Courtney has been practicing yoga since 2012. …

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Yoga for Change – Wednesday, January 7th @ 5:30 PM

We could not be more pleased that we are hosting the very talented Marisa Cline RYT as our guest teacher for the first Yoga for Change class of 2015! Marisa Cline has been a dedicated Yogi since 2009. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training in the summer of 2012 and since then has been a leader in …

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