Classes

So where & what do I teach?    

 

See below for my current classes & some descriptions to help find the right class for you.  

I am now teaching to Cochrane (where I now live).  So see below to see  what new classes I have running. 


All the classes below, are in Calgary and surrounding area.

IN STUDIO & VIRTUAL CLASSES AVAILABLE 

Gentle Yoga for Strength (drop-in)
WEDNESDAY 9:30-11:00 am

 

Free Drop In Meditation 

WEDNESDAY 11:15 -11:45 pm 

Restorative yoga  (drop-in)   
WEDNESDAY 6-7:15 pm

 
Healthy Backs (drop-in)
THURSDAY 5:30 pm - 6 pm


Gentle Yoga for Strength
This all levels yoga class is a safe environment to learn how to move our bodies in a way that will help strengthen our bones, tone our muscles and increase over all body awareness. The beauty of yoga is any one at any ability can feel it's benefits!

 

Meditation by Donation 

Come take some time mid week to come and sit together during this meditation period. Some guidance will be given each session to help support your practice & the development of mindfulness. Options will be given to use sound/mantra or silence during our time together. All levels welcome.

This offering is by donation, everything you need to be comfortable like bolsters and mats are provided, arrive on time as doors will close once session has begun.

Restorative Yoga

With the use of props, find poses to restore & rejuvenate the body & mind.   During the class, sound, breath & meditation (such as Yoga Nidra) will be used to help you leave behind stress & strain.   Come for a mid week healing class that will get you to Friday with more ease & energy.     


Yoga for Healthy Backs
Yoga has been demonstrably helpful in alleviating the back problems that so many people suffer from. There has been sophisticated research in this area and yoga is now considered by many medical practitioners to be amongst the most beneficial modalities in the treatment of a acute and chronic back conditions.

 

Over time, yoga can increase your strength and flexibility, effectively counteracting the tightness and weak muscles that cause many types of back pain.

YOGA & MEDITATION CENTRE OF CALGARY   Marda Loop 2028b 33 Ave SW Calgary  
See YogaMcc.com or contact
403-251-YOGA (9642) for more information or to register.

Lunchtime Yoga for Back Health (registered)
TUESDAY 12:00 - 1:00 pm   

 

No class currently running. Check back soon for Fall schedule.  

Want to try out a class? 1x first class is FREE


This is an all levels class, focused on how to help prevent back pain and how to encourage the body to heal from injury.  Imbalances happen in our culture of sitting in chairs, that can cause pain & even injury to the back. With these imbalance, something as simple as picking up a suitcase can cause your back to be injured. Focus will be on stretching tight muscles & releasing tension while strengthening key areas, including the core, to help find balance.  No yoga experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn safe & gentle ways to move the body that can be taken into your daily life to find long term benefits for your back. The class will include ways to destress with breath & simple meditation, as well as movement.  

Using the ideas of mobility + strength = stability will help you bring a newfound balance in the body that your back will thank you for.


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KNOX UNITED CHURCH   
506 4 St SW
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YOGA THERAPY IN COCHRANE
Frank Wills Memorial Hall 405 1 St E
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All classes are registered, which help you to make a commitment to your health & wellbeing.  If you miss a class, you can makeup in the other class currently running.  

We  do realize that committing to a set of classes may not always work for some of you.  For this reason, we have a 10x pass that can be used towards any of the classes.  That way, you can drop in when it works for you.  

Passes are good from 1 year of purchase.   10x pass $160 inc gst

Want to try out a class? 1x first class is FREE

**If class session has already begun, if space is available, the class with be pro-rated from your start date**

 

Full props are supplied.  Recommend bringing your own yoga mat. 

Core Yoga Therapy - (registered/drop in class)

MONDAY 1:00 - 2:15 pm

No class currently running. Check back soon for Fall schedule.  

This is a therapeutic style class, designed to help those dealing with injury, illness or just general stress induced imbalances.  

Explore a gentle style of yoga focused on the ideas of

mobility + strength = stability.    

Class size is small, so allows for more personalized attention. 

No previous yoga experience required.  

 

Gentle Yoga for Strength - (registered/drop in class)

TUESDAY 7:00-8:15 pm 

 Drop In Summer classes, VIRTUAL ONLY July-August 

This all levels yoga class is a safe environment to learn how to move our bodies in a way that will help strengthen our bones, tone our muscles and increase over-all body awareness. The beauty of yoga is any one at any ability can feel it's benefits!

No previous yoga experience necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Yoga Therapy: 
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Would you prefer a more one on one approach to yoga?   

 

Do you find it difficult to get to a yoga class?  

Are you looking to deepen your practice with some personal attention that is harder to find in a class setting? 

 

Then private yoga sessions may be for you.

Private session can be in the comfort of your own home,
or The Yoga & Meditation Centre 2028b 33 Ave SW (limited availability), if you would prefer.  

Private session are for 1-3 people & are 1.25 - 1.5 hrs in length. 

The initial assessment is 1.5 hr.   

 

Cost is $100 including GST/session (multiple class discount rates are available, please inquire).  Price includes a written program to help guide you to continue what you learned, on your own.   Also, the ability to contact me by phone, email or Skype for question or concerns at anytime after the session. 


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Yoga for Gardeners Workshop

Saturday July 11 2-4 pm 

“The practice of yoga is to remove weeds from the body so that the garden can grow” BKS Iyengar

Is gardening an activity you love to do, but are stopped by the inevitable stiffness and pain that comes with bending, pulling, stretching and lifting? Do you love to spend hours in your yard, but when you stand up your joints crack and creak, making you feel 10 years older than you actually are? Would you like to have a great day of gardening without having to take tylenol or advil?

Gardening can be hard on the body – bending, pulling, stretching and lifting can create strain in the back, shoulders, neck and knees – so much so, that if feels like you’ve worked over your body and not just the soil.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Gardening is a great example of “yoga off the mat” – the connection to the earth, the feel of the soil between the fingers, the act of nurturing plants to grow. However, when we focus more on the plants and less on our bodies, we lose that vital connection between ourselves and nature.

In this workshop you will learn yoga poses that you can use before, during or after your time in the garden. With regular practice you will be able to enjoy working in your garden much longer without having to pay the price of a stiff back, neck or hips. Your plants will like it too!

NOTE: If weather allows, we will offer this workshop at Kiwanis Park 3815 16 St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 4H3.  This way we can feel the actual earth during our practice. Social distancing rules will still apply.  

If you would like to take this class virtually form your own home let us know, if we get enough interest will make it happen. 

Anne Cox is a yoga instructor and gardener. She is well aware of the pain that can come from a day of gardening, and has learned to use her yoga practice to prevent stiffness and strain. She believes that being inflexible is a gift and by using breath and awareness, you can unwrap the self that is hidden beneath the physical body.

Saturday July 11, 2020 | 2-4 pm | $40 + gst 

To register go to https://www.yogamcc.com/workshops or call 403-251-9642 

Conscious Connected Breathwork
/Sound Therapy 
Private Sessions
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Conscious Breathwork

  Why do it & how it works.  

 

What does breathing well do for you?

- Detoxifies body

- Activates the lymphatic systems

- Stimulates & refreshes the internal organs with massage & cardiovascular circulation

- Helps to promote a more balanced & positive mental & emotional state.  

- Connects you to your Spiritual side, inner wisdom.  

- Increases health, energy, immune function

- Therapeutic use to help with:

Physical:  pain control, fatigue, respiratory issues, digestive conditions, headaches, asthma, apnea, infertility, birthing, PMS etc. 

Emotional:  guilt, shame, rage, anger, depression, phobia, panic attacks, low self-esteem, addictions, etc.   

All can be positively impacted by allowing the innate intelligence of our bodies to do the healing.   

NOTE: **it is not a diagnosis of an issue, but allows the client & facilitator to work together to help with any challenges in a holistic way***

 

Why do people stop breathing well?

- Stresses put on our system physically, mentally & emotionally due to disease, injury, trauma or lifestyle.  These breath imbalances then can cause physical imbalances, disease & even traumatic injuries.  

- When our fight or flight response is triggered, through an outside source like an accident, physical & emotional abuse, or absence of something being withheld from us.  The breath then becomes, constricted, forced or held which can then become our unconscious breath pattern.  

 

How does conscious, connected breathwork work?

- If you can release the trauma you will go back to a relaxed state, if not, then this fight or flight response is held in your nervous system & the breath is changed as well.  

- Changed breath helps dampen the feelings & emotional responses at the expense of life force & embodied presence.  

- Conscious breathing helps us to tap into these past held experiences & to begin process & then release them.  

- Conscious connected breathing practice helps to bring us back to a natural, unhindered breathing pattern.  

- The practice takes you through layers of stored stress & disruption in development or trauma.  Spending time in a session with invitation to stay with the connected breath, deep relaxation & awareness of felt-sense in the body can help one to move past these things.  The stories can be re-written by experiencing these past things from a conscious, aware place & change the response that happened.  

 

Why work with a facilitator?  

- The facilitator encourages you to move slowly & consciously into these unconscious beliefs & emotional charges so not to re-enforce the trauma, but to resolve it.  Like finding stillness in the middle of a storm, to discharge it.  

- They become a witness to help bring another perspective to help a person process their experience.  

- The client is encouraged to put voice, movement, shaking, tears, sound, (what ever feels right) to help to release pent up energy for the body to naturally self heal.  

- To help the person reduce or avoid thoughts, feeling or sensations one might divert their attention to & help them come back to the felt experience.

- To maintain a safe, space for anything to arise to help the breather to relax & let go more completely.  

- Client has the right to stop at anytime & can request if they are ok to be touched or not during the session.  

- Everything that happens in a conscious breathwork session is held in confidence so all is safe to be felt & shared as one wishes.  

During a session there is a change of vibrational energy.   Negative or energetic constrictions become drawn towards the higher positive energy that comes with the breath work.  This change in vibration improves the flow of energy, calms the mind, raises the emotional state & helps to release trauma.  All without the need  to analyze or fix anything.  In this way, conscious breath work tends to help a person move more clearly with an inner wisdom that becomes more & more conscious over time.   

 

Anne Cox E-RYT 500  -  Conscious Breathwork as learned in Numa Somatics Level I training with Trevor Yelich - 2017

I will be completing all 4 levels

 

Sessions are $100 including gst for

1.25-2 hour sessions

Sessions offered in Cochrane & Calgary 

Choose in your own home, my home studio or

YogaMcc 2028b 33 Ave SW 

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Locations:

AC YOGA

Classes being taught @ Knox United Church, 

YOGAMCC in Marda Loop

and Frank Wills Memorial Hall in Cochrane

Phone: 1 403 819 9790

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