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For personal safety, individuals must complete a Waiver, Par Q, & PARmed-X Forms (if required). At times programs may be cancelled due to meetings, rentals, holidays, low attendance, special events, etc. Please watch for notices.

A body in motion tends to stay in motion, whereas a body at rest tends to stay at rest.


Important things to know:

• Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the start of your class.
• Dress in layers as the temperature of rooms vary.
• At the end of class please gather your belongings and exit so that the room can be prepared for the next class and you can enjoy a post exercise coffee, tea, etc. in the Dining Room
• Please complete an Exercise/Fitness Waiver available at the Reception Desk.

You can register for most classes online here or call 403-320-2222. 


Yoga

YOGA FOR SENIORS

You’re never too old to reap the rewards of yoga. For seniors who are looking for a safe, effective way to enhance their physical health and overall wellness, the stretching, breathing, and meditation practices of yoga can be a great solution. In fact, as you will see, doing yoga regularly can result in a host of benefits for older adults, from greater flexibility and improved balance to lower stress and better sleep. Wear comfortable clothing (layer up as some rooms vary in temperature), bring a yoga mat, water bottle and maybe even a blanket. Instructor: Corrine Myers
When: Mondays, January 8 - March 25 (No class February 19)
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Fee: $77 LSCO M; $99 NM
Register by: Friday, January 5
Location: Room A/B
 
When: Fridays, January 5 - March 22
Time: 10:15 - 11:15am
Fee: $91 LSCO M; $117 NM
Register by: Wednesday, January 3
Location: Room A/B
 

GENTLE YOGA

Gentle yoga classes are a great place to take it slower and experience the benefits of yoga. If you are new to yoga or haven’t practiced yoga for a while this may be the class for you. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Plan on practicing barefoot or wear nonslip socks. Classes held in the All-Purpose Room (downstairs)
When: Tuesdays, January 2 - March 26
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee: $98 LSCO M; $126 NM
Instructor: Donna Tiefenbach
Register by: Friday, December 29
 
When: Thursdays, January 4 - March 28
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee: $98 LSCO M; $126 NM
Instructor: Donna Tiefenbach
Register by: Tuesday, January 2
 

YOGA SATURDAYS       

Energize the start of your weekend with this moderately paced flow class. Guided by breath, our practice will explore asanas to build stability, mobility and balance, and calm and centre the mind. Bring your mat, water bottle, and dress in layers, as the room temperature can vary.
When: Saturdays, January 13 - March 23 (No class February 17)
Time: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Fee: $70 LSCO M; $90 NM 
Instructor: Rumi Graham
Register by: Thursday, January 11
Location: Room A/B
 

YOVASCIA 

Create a greater sense of wellbeing in your life through a variety of gentle yoga, fascial, breathing and vagus nerve exercises. This will allow for a deep sense of relaxation, healing and cell rejuvenation. Dress in layers as the room temperature varies. Some props are available to use. Bring a pillowcase to cover LSCO bolsters. If you have your own props feel free to bring them along with your yoga mat. *Not included in Ultimate Fitness Membership. Class held in Room A/B.
Session 1:
Date: Mondays, January 8 - February 12
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
Fee: $45 LSCO M; $50 NM
Instructor: Elaine Jagielski
Register by: Friday, January 5
 
Session 2 
Date: Mondays, February 26 - March 25
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
Fee: $45 LSCO M; $50 NM  
Instructor: Elaine Jagielski
Register by: Friday, February 23

TUESDAY EVENING FLOW YOGA

If you are interested in ending your day releasing tension, and moving through a series of postures to help you enhance flexibility and build strength, you really should register for this class. Intended for all skill levels as modifications are offered. Bring a yoga mat & water bottle. Props are available however, if you have your own feel free to bring them. 
When: Tuesdays, January 9 - March 26
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Fee: $96 LSCO M; $120 NM
Instructor: Donna Tiefenbach
Register by: Friday, January 5
Location: Room A/B
 

Tai Chi

INTRODUCTORY YANG STYLE TAI CHI

This class is suitable for people of all fitness levels. Tai Chi began as a Chinese martial art. Today most people practice Tai Chi for the health benefits of these exercises. The classes will start students at the beginning of the Yang style long form and give everyone ample opportunities to practice moves in the form each class. Sign up and see if Tai Chi is a good fitness routine for you. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable shoes, and loose-fitting clothes. 
When: Wednesdays, January 10 – March 20
Time: 8:45 – 9:45 am 
Fee: $77 LSCO M; $99 NM
Instructor: Steve Burger
Register by: Friday, January 6
Location: Room A/B
 

INTERMEDIATE YANG STYLE TAI CHI

These classes are for individuals who have previously taken the introductory session with Steve.
When: Thursdays, January 11 – March 21
Time: 8:45 - 9:45 am
Fee: $77 LSCO M; $99 NM
Instructor: Steve Burger
Register by: Monday, January 9
Location: Room A/B
 

ADVANCED YANG STYLE TAI CHI

This ongoing class is for continuing students who have done the introductory Yang Style Tai Chi class. Participants will work on a number of fine-tuning practices and group exercises. Wear comfortable clothes and clean indoor footwear. 
When: Wednesdays, January 10 – March 20
Time: 10:15 – 11:15 am
Fee: $77 LSCO M; $99 NM
Instructor: Steve Burger
Register by: Friday, January 6
Location: Gym 2

Last updated: November 24, 2023