Meet Ingrid Gatin

On July 27th & July 29th, our distinguished guest teacher Ingrid Gatin will be leading both Calm & Strong yoga classes. A fixture in our Wednesday evening Calm & Strong class, Ingrid greets everyone she meets with a wide smile and the warmest vibes. To get to know Ingrid a little better, I asked her …

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30 Day Meditation Challenge

30 days of mindfulness practices to establish a powerful habit to improve your overall wellness, reduce stress and overcome obstacles – all while giving you the tools to transform your life. This course begins with the basics of meditation and mindfulness including body scans, breathing exercises and visualization to help you clear the mind of …

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Emerging From Self-Isolation

It has been 234,592,310 days of self-isolation and phase 2 of re-opening Manitoba begins on Monday, June 1st. As a yoga studio who hosts public classes within public spaces [our community centre home @ West End Community Centre ], we became a part of the province of Manitoba’s re-opening the economy plan. Manitoba, due to …

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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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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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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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Yoga for Change – February 11th

At Brandon City Yoga, we believe in giving back to the community and “Being the change we wish to see in the world”. By thinking globally but acting locally, Yoga for Change was born. Every Wednesday we meet for our Charity Karma Yoga class at the West End Community Centre raising positive vibes and funds …

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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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