Sunday, May 31, 2009

Restorative Yoga: New class at PranaShanti on Mondays

Welcome to my blog. It's been a while since I've posted here. Been busy with work and teaching. But I'm back and balancing life.

I wanted to let everyone know that I'm teaching a new class at PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Hintonburg. It's called Restorative Yoga--the description is below. This class is for all bodies, shapes and sizes. And, it's a great way to balance your more yang or vigorous styles of yoga. Check it out!

Starts Monday, June 1 from 7:30pm to 9pm and will continue on Monday nights, same time, same place.

Namaste, Tracy


Restorative Yoga

The antidote to a fast-paced and stressful life is relaxation. Learning to relax is at the heart of living well. Restorative yoga teaches us a deeper level of rest and relaxation. Postures are modified using props and are held longer, with attention directed toward the breath. The use of props provides a completely supportive and safe environment for the body and mind to relax and release any tension or tiredness. Sequences are designed to move the spine in all directions. These movements improve flexibility, stimulate the organs, reduce muscle tension and renew energy.

Restorative yoga is the balancing practice to more yang or vigorous styles of yoga, and is for people of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Practiced at the beginning of the week is a great way to feel balanced, refreshed and prepared for the stress and speed of the upcoming week.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New class in the New Year

I'm really excited about my new class at Prana Shanti. I will be teaching Hatha Gentle on Mondays from 7:30pm to 9pm. Here is the class description. Everyone is welcome.

Hatha Gentle

Rooted in Classical Hatha and Akhanda (holistic) yoga, this class is for those who are stiff and sore, who have injuries or illnesses, and who wish to explore yoga as a way to work through pain and manage health concerns. Taught from a "slow and low" approach, this practice is accessible to people of all sizes, shapes, ages and fitness levels. Classes focus on releasing stress, calming the mind and stretching and relaxing the body. Students will gain flexibility and balance through an exploration of modified postures and use of props. Classes also include pranayama (breathwork) and meditation to further ease the mind and body, as well as chanting to stimulate and harmonize the chakras. You will leave class relaxed and rejuvenated.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Writing/Yoga workshop series in New Edinburgh cancelled. I just started a full time job and I need time to catch my breath and find my rhythm before I venture out and do more workshops. Please stay tuned for future workshops.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Writing Class in New Edinburgh Area

An Introduction to Memoir Writing: A Holistic Approach

Every story matters.

Have you ever wanted to write your life stories but didn’t know where to start? Do you have stories about summers at the family cottage, backpacking in India, your sister’s wedding or your youthful misadventures? Or, are you waiting to write down those small, everyday adventures—like walking the dog, taking the bus, swimming at the Y—that make up who you are? This dynamic 4 week course is an introduction to memoir writing. We will take a holistic approach to writing by including a combination of gentle and modified yoga postures, breathwork and meditation at the beginning and throughout each class as ways to invite contemplation, calm the mind and find focus as we turn memories into compelling narratives through writing exercises and assignments. Explore and record your life experiences. Share written work in a safe and supportive environment.

Anyone interested in writing is welcome. No previous experience in yoga, meditation or breathwork is necessary. Yoga mats and props are provided courtesy of Crichton Cultural Community Centre.

Dates: Sunday mornings, 10 am to 12 noon
November 9, 16, 23 and 30
Cost: $80

Location: Room 307, Crichton Cultural Community Centre, 200 Crichton Street

Registration is open. Please contact me via email:

Monday, September 1, 2008

Yoga and Writing Workshops

Stay tuned for workshops that integrate yoga and writing in the Ottawa area this Fall, 2008