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.

BreathworkBenjamin Lavigne and Fia Grogono
We will start with a short warm up of the body, then dive into several waves of circular connected breathing. The journey will be supported by music to keep us engaged with the process and explore different breath dynamics. Breathwork sessions can bring up emotions and stored patterns of trauma. Through the support of connected breathing these emotions and patterns can be released, aiding us in regaining a space of peace and ease in body and mind. Disclaimer: Breathwork is not recommended for people with a history of aneurysms, cardiovascular problems, unregulated high blood pressure, or those who are pregnant. It is also not recommended for people who experience severe psychiatric symptoms, seizures or those who take heavy medication. If you consider yourself in one of these categories but would like to join, we can offer you a gentler breath pattern. $20 drop in, or 2 punches on your CSS pass.

Contact Improv 8 Week Workshop Fia Grogono and Xiaoyi Yan
Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the possibilities of bodies moving through physical contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies, changing from moment to moment and dance to dance. It is a dance that result of the present moment meeting the different physical realities of each dancer. This series will dive into the building blocks of Contact Improvisation: the principles of touch, momentum and weight sharing, falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting and being lifted using minimal effort. This practice cultivates trust and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings, and helps us learn to dance in the present moment. $20 drop in, or 2 punches on your CSS pass. Pre-register for the full 8-weeks and save! $140

Crystal Reiki Guided Meditation & Sound BathLaurence Marie Bilodeau
The unique combination of Reiki energy, crystal vibrations and sacred sounds, creates the divine conditions for a dive within and beyond, taking you on a journey that will expand your senses on the far side of the common realm of perceptions. Upon your arrival the yoga mats will be already prepared and organized with crystals around them, and you are invited to choose the vehicle of your meditation journey. The session will start with a guided meditation to prepare your body, heart and spirit for the experience which follows. During the Sound Bath you will experience a deep relaxation and a profound sense of peace and well-being. Meanwhile, you will be receiving a Reiki session that will ignite your self-healing potential and support the release of blockages. During the session, the crystals act as amplifiers, for the overall experience and the intention you have set for yourself.

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.

Dancers’ Open Studio – Yellowknife Dance Collective (YDC)
This open studio time is open to members of YDC and those interested in dancing and learning more about YDC. Drop in $10, or by donation. For more information, email ykdancecollective@gmail.com

Ecstatic Dance supported by CacaoBenjamin Lavigne and Fia Grogono
Dance in the name of love! Connect with your feeling of love and joy through movement. Light warm up and guidance will be offered, leading to a safe space for movement exploration and expression. We create an inclusive atmosphere to allow surrender in the moment and find your body’s rhythm and joy. The journey will be supported by cacao. Cacao is a gentle plant medicine which helps us connect with our inner wisdom. It opens the heart space and allows us to experience our activities on a deeper level. Cacao stimulates the cardiovascular system and is also a wonderful superfood. We will prepare our cacao to be gluten-free and suitable for vegans. $20 drop in, or 2 punches on your CSS pass.

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.

Kundalini Yoga – Shane Mitchell
Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It uses simple yogic techniques to help establish better mind-body-Self connection. Kundalini Yoga is a practice that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or physical capability. It is a holistic yoga that incorporates breathwork (pranayama), postures (asana), Meditation, Sound (Singing and Chanting), Mantra (mental focus), and mudra (hand positions). This wonderful yoga is done at your own individual pace and can be easily modified to suit your abilities. You’ll be reaping the rewards from your first class, whether it is your first time trying yoga or you are looking to expand your spiritual and meditative practice!

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.

Reiki Guided Meditation & Sound Bath – Laurence Marie Bilodeau
Just like the light can pass by multiple facets of a crystal to enter the main chamber, this meditation has been developed to enhance your healing experience by bathing your multi-dimensional being in a bath of Reiki energy and sacred sounds. At the start, the practitioner will lead you with a guided meditation to prepare your body, heart and spirit for the experience which follows. During the Sound Bath you will experience a deep relaxation and a profound sense of peace and well-being. Meanwhile, you will be receiving a Reiki session that will ignite your self-healing potential and support the release of blockages.

Reiki Rejuvenation Soak and Guided Meditation – Laurence Marie Bilodeau
Reiki is used to address trauma, unblock energy blockages, manage symptoms, and improve general well-being (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). During the Rejuvenation Soak, the practitioner brings about healing by channeling the Reiki Energy (universal energy), which flows through the practitioner to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. The energy clears your auric field of unwanted energies, bringing peace and balance to your life. The overall experience is felt as a rejuvenation soak by the body, mind and soul.

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 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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