Class Descriptions

*Some classes are pre-registered. Please email us at cssnwt@gmail.com

Note: Not all classes are offered at all times – please email us if you are interested in a class listed below and don’t see it on our Current Schedule.

Adaptive Yoga* – Christa Domchek
These classes are for those who are recovering from an injury, have a disability or require assistance. Using chairs, you will learn about yoga philosophy, participate in warm up and breathing exercises, and gently move your body to relieve stress, relax, be energized and heal!

Ayurvedic Rebalancing Yoga – Christa Domchek
Each week, students will learn new grounding poses and habits based on the principals of Ayurveda to find their centre and calm the chaos of the fall season spinning around them.

Barre Lindsey Oosenbrug-Trinh
Barre is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates, set to an 8-count beat in an upbeat fitness class format. It focuses on low-impact, low-weight, and high-repetition movements designed to strengthen muscular endurance, increase flexibility and improve posture and balance. Barre is suitable for all ages and fitness abilities as it offers progressions and variations. The class may involve the use of resistance bands, Bender balls, and hand weights, which will be provided.

Barre and Stretch* Lindsey Oosenbrug-Trinh
This Barre class is similar to the drop-in Barre class, but the pre-registered class provides an opportunity for participants to develop their skills and fitness level by providing a progressively more challenging workout throughout the series. Focusing on low-impact, low-weight, and high-repetition movements designed to strengthen muscular endurance, increase flexibility and improve posture and balance, this class is suitable for all ages and fitness abilities. The class may involve the use of resistance bands, Bender balls, and hand weights, which will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own mats, resistance bands and weights (2-4lbs) if they prefer.

Dancing for BirthTM* – Johanna Tiemessen
This prenatal series is an empowering, educational opportunity to feel more energized during your pregnancy and learn natural coping techniques for labour, which support a safer, easier birth, and increased confidence.

HIIT – Anne-Marie Guedon
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a type of strength and cardio training that alternates periods of work with periods of rest allowing each participant to build strength at their pace. Exercises will be a mix of body weight and small equipment and modification will be available for all levels and experience.

Intro to Taiko Drumming* – Nancy Mullick
In this class, you’ll learn about taiko drumming – a style of ensemble drumming that originates from Japan and has been shared all over the world. A mix of music and martial arts, this physically engaging and high energy activity is a full workout for body, mind and soul.

NiaJohanna Tiemessen
Nia combines concepts from Martial Arts, Dance Arts and Healing Arts, together with soulful music and awareness of movement into each class. You will be guided in form and principal, but encouraged to listen to your own body and find freedom in the joy of movement.

Pilates Anne-Marie Guedon
Pilates emphasizes your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, pelvic floor and glutes. Pilates emphasizes correct form and subtle movements to focus attention on underused muscles. Through many exercise variations and progressions, Pilates teaches you to think about how you use your muscles so you use them better in daily life and for other physical activities. Suitable for all levels since progressions will be offered. Class will focus on simple exercises to develop awareness and strength.

Restorative Yoga Bliss* – Christine Lewandowski-Shannon
An instrument that has been used for thousands of years, the Gong introduces the science of sound vibration to shift and move energetic blockages in the body. Combined with a Restorative Yoga practice, you will leave this class feeling blissful!

Rolling Massage Michaelis Harrison
Using a foam roller and massage therapy balls, the instructor will lead participants in completing their own soft tissue release. This low impact relaxing class is a great opportunity to improve your knowledge of your body and an excellent resource to add into your self care practice. The techniques covered are also ideal to incorporate into pre or post workout routines, or for a mid day reset before returning to the office. Each class is different and will cover a few key muscle groups, you will learn new poses and techniques each week to release the most common tension areas. Take the time to care for your body, and it will carry you for a lifetime.

Rolling Massage Workshop* Michaelis Harrison
This 90min session is a comprehensive full body self-massage class. The instructor will lead participants in completing a head to toe soft tissue release by using massage balls and a foam roller. This class is a great introduction to using foam rollers and balls as self-care tools and is suitable for beginners and experienced rollers. This class happens once per month, and each month will cover new techniques and poses. This low impact relaxing class is a great opportunity to improve your knowledge of your body and an excellent resource to add into your self care practice. Feel free to invite your partner, a friend, a coworker, or a family member (12yrs+) and share this experience with someone you know. Please sign up in advance as there is a maximum of 8 participants per session.

Yin Yoga (bilingue) Anne-Marie Guedon
Yin yoga is a yoga that moves very slowly to target joints and connective tissue as well as muscles. Good for all levels and particularly useful for those looking for more space in the body. This class may be offered bilingually with a simultaneous French translation. Le yoga Yin est une méthode de yoga qui bouge très lentement pour cibler les articulations en plus des muscles. Cette pratique convient à tous les niveaux d’expérience et peut intéresser particulièrement ceux qui veulent trouver plus de flexibilité dans le corps. Ce cours est bilingue.

4 thoughts on “Class Descriptions

    • Hi Nancy – I’m sorry I’m just seeing this now! Nancy will have another intro session starting sometime soon. Please email us at cssnwt@gmail.com if you want to be put on her email list. Thank you!

  1. I am interested in registering for Lindsey’s Barre class on Saturday mornings. I will pay Lindsey directly for the class.

    • Hi Helen – I’m just seeing this comment of yours on our website. I’m sorry! Were you able to sign up to Lindsey’s class? She actually has another one starting this Saturday April 2 for 6 weeks. Let us know if you want to sign up please!

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