Yoga & Pilates

YOGA FOR MEN

Join Skip for a gentle introductory yoga practice for men. It does not matter if you have been to his class in the past or are new to yoga; come give it a try. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat if you have one (we have some if you don’t). Class is held downstairs in the All Purpose Room. You do not have to pre-register.

When:
Wednesdays, August 28 & September 4
Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee:
FREE

YOGA NOON HOUR Summer Session

When:
Mondays, July 8 – August 26 (no class August 5)
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$42 LSCO M; $53 NM
Register by:
Monday, July 8 (after this date add $5)


BEGINNER YOGA CLASS

This class is suitable for Beginner and Intermediate students. Occasionally using props, the class will focus on body awareness and proper alignment in the basic yoga poses. The class will end with a 15 minute Yoga Nidra relaxation/meditation, so please bring a blanket to stay warm. A dedicated Yoga Nidra practice will drop the body and mind into a deeply relaxed and healing state. It also reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat. Instructor is Val Kunimoto, a Certified Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Association of Alberta and has been teaching yoga in the Lethbridge area for 40 years.

When:
Tuesdays, September 17 – November 19
When:
(no class October 15)
Time:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$50 LSCO M; $90 NM
Register by:
Friday, September 13 (after this date add $5)

HATHA YOGA

Experience the benefits of Hatha Yoga to help you relax, build strength, improve balance and enhance your quality of life. Our safe, gentle approach offers spiritual nourishment as well as health benefits. You’ll come away refreshed, renewed and invigorated.

When:
Mondays, September 16 – November 25
When:
(no class October 14 & November 11)
Time:
10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee:
$50 LSCO M; $75 NM
Instructor:
Leigh Monette
Register by:
Thursday, September 12 (after this date add $5)

When:
Wednesdays, September 11 – November 27
Time:
10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee:
$66 LSCO M; $90 NM
Instructor:
Leigh Monette
Register by:
Monday, September 9 (after this date add $5)

CHAIR YOGA

Perform yoga poses and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. Experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion for joints, and stress reduction. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and conditions.

When:
Wednesdays, September 11 – November 27
Time:
9:35 – 10:25 am
Fee:
$33 LSCO M; $54 NM
Register by:
Monday, September 9 (after this date add $5)

GENTLE YOGA

Gentle yoga classes are a great place to take it slower, and still experience all the benefits of yoga. Perfect for the beginner or individual that hasn’t practiced yoga for a while. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Plan on practicing barefoot or wear nonslip socks.

Session 1

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 10 – October 24
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$70 LSCO M; $105 NM
Register by:
Friday, September 6 (after this date add $5)

Session 2

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 29 – December 12
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$70 LSCO M; $105 NM
Register by:
Friday, October 25 (after this date add $5)

YOGA FOR MEN

Are you stiff and thinking about how nice it would be to be able to bend over and tie your shoes without straining now and as you age? How is your balance and coordination? Skip Cooper will lead you through movements, balances and stretches. Props will be used. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Session 1

When:
Wednesdays, September 11 – October 30
Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $56 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, September 10 (after this date add $5)

Session 2

When:
Wednesdays, November 6 – December 11
Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $42 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, November 5 (after this date add $5)

YOGA NOON HOUR

This moderately paced class teaches safe alignment in foundational yoga poses assisting students to build strength, increase flexibility and breath awareness. Wear comfortable workout clothes, bring a yoga mat, water bottle All skill levels welcome.

When:
Tuesdays, September 24 – December 12
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$78 LSCO M; $96 NM
Instructor:
Melanie Hillaby
Register by:
Friday, September 20 (after this date add $5)

When:
Thursdays, September 26 – December 12
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$78 LSCO M; $96 NM
Instructor:
Melanie Hillaby
Register by:
Tuesday, September 24 (after this date add $5)

YIN/DAOIST YANG YOGA

“Athletes don’t retire because of muscle problems, they retire because of joint problems. Yin Yoga postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues (facia) that form our joints.” (Paul Grilley) Yin consists of long held poses of 3 or more minutes, that mainly target the spine, lower back, hips and knees. Most of the poses are similar to traditional seated yoga postures, however, Yin Yoga targets the joints and connective tissue rather than the muscles. Since the poses are longer in duration, it can be more difficult to stay present or be mindful. This is why Yin Yoga is often described as challenging, like a meditation.
In this new session, there will be an OPTION to wake up your body with a short Daoist-centered Yang sequence which will follow the regular series of focused yin postures. This will ultimately help to balance the flow of energy in your body.

When:
Mondays, September 23 – December 9
When:
(no class October 14 & November 11)
Time:
9:00 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$80 LSCO M; $120 NM
Instructor:
Karen Toohey
Register by:
Friday, September 20 (after this date add $5)

ACTIVE YOGA

Individuals participating in this Vinyasa style class will move with the breath through a series of poses improving balance, strength, and flexibility. We flow through a number of sun salutations (getting up and down off the mat) throughout the class. A variety of props will be used. Recommended for students that have some yoga experience. Bring a yoga mat & water bottle.

When:
Fridays, September 27 – November 29
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$66 LSCO M; $78 NM
Register by:
Thursday, September 26 (after this date add $5)

PILATES

This class involves a series of classical pilates exercises performed on a yoga mat. Each exercise emphasizes breath, core conditioning, and body awareness. We will pay special attention to alignment and form. Light weights, resistance tubing and other props may be used to add strength and stretch work. Wear comfortable workout clothes, bring a yoga mat, and water bottle.

When:
Mondays, September 23 – December 9
When:
(no class October 14 & November 11)
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$55 LSCO M; $80 NM
Instructor:
June Dow
Register by:
Friday, September 20 (after this date add $5)