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Hi Everyone and welcome to my webpage. Not the most exciting presentation in the world, but hopefully there’s enough here to get you interested in the timeless practice of Yoga. Click the boxes above for more details or just skim below for the latest information and schedules.

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The Spring Yoga Program continues on Friday mornings at the beautiful and bright Finlayson studio, 217 Finlayson St, 2nd floor.  Please Note the new longer class time: 9:30 – 10:45   ** Drop in or register online with the Sicamous Rec Dept Spring Program 2024. ** I’m proud to be associated with the City of Sicamous Recreation Department and continue to offer special pricing **

*** Zoom on Monday Mornings: Join us by simply emailing me your E address and I will send you an email with the Zoom meeting info every week (it’s also on this website) *** The cost is $10 per class or 11 classes for $100 *** If money is a bit tight, join the class at no charge and send me a cosmic hug ***

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*Wilder - Front-Cover FINAL Dec 20

        Kinda New CD! *** Wilder is now available on Spotify  *** Over $250 sent to the charities so far *** 

 

 *** And from 4 Years Ago: ***

Strange days, no?  A global pandemic, entire countries shut down, lining up to go into my IGA, no more handshakes or hugs…..

I mean, it just feels so surreal. My inner thoughts haven’t changed, but my outer world has been turned upside down.

And this is where Yoga helps.

For me, Yoga is all about balance – the balance of breath, the balance of movement, the balance of emotions. And ultimately, the balance of the inside world with the outside world; still surreal but now ok.

 

These days, I teach 2 styles of Yoga: Wiser Yoga for the 45 + gang and a Seniors Yoga Singalong on Zoom. 

 ***  Wiser Yoga is a traditional Hatha Flow class but created for those of us with perhaps a more limited flexibility. This class features lots of alternative ways to experience the benefits of the poses (no backbends, headstands or arm balances here!)

 ***  Seniors Yoga Singalong is a class for those living in retirement homes. I have really cut these classes back as it is currently taught by Zoom and not every retirement home is set up for this format. ***

(Special Note: Check out the online issue of the Tri City News for an article about my Seniors Yoga Singalong classes. It’s at tricitynews.com, a May 10, 2020 article with the headline ‘Yoga Minstrel’. Another article was published on Dec 31, 2020 as an update to the May article)

 

Why Yoga?

What can be said about Yoga that hasn’t already been said?

Especially about a way of life almost 5000 years old and practised today by tens of millions?

Probably not a lot.

So allow me to get personal.  Just for a minute.

 I Practice / Teach Yoga Because…..


* It helps my sore back  (I’ve got a little osteo arthritis between L5 and S1)

* It gives me a full hour to clear my thoughts, turn my gaze inwards, focus my breath and explore the limits of my body (with a roomful of friends!)

* It keeps my weight stable and my muscles toned

*  It energizes me and increases my awareness of the present moment

*  Finally, Yoga gives me Hope.  Hope that I’ll age with strength, flexibility and grace in this magic machine I’m currently inhabiting

Is Yoga really a magic balm for the ageing body? I don’t know for sure, but looking for the answers never felt so good.

Namaste,

Chris

 


Zoomers

Zoomers are simply Baby Boomers with a zest for life and a strong sense of vitality. Born between 1946 and 1964?  Technically we’re boomers.  And maybe zoomers.

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My Philosophy

Yoga can transform people. Yoga allows people to connect their body to their mind and then to their soul. Or not.  It’s completely up to the individual….Often the physical asana practice is enough to bring about significant change to one’s holistic health.

Yoga can mean something different to everyone. One aspect of my teaching is to knowledgeably guide the class in practice and assist in a deeper  understanding of Yoga.

With clear guidance and a positive class atmosphere, I believe that students will become lifelong yogis and yoginis.

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