If only we could be as flexible as this magnificent bear. Can you feel him relaxed and enjoying his moment. Not striving, not pushing, not trying to achieve more than what is beneficial at the moment, and just breathing in the moment. Can you feel him sensing presence in his body, taking in the sent of nature. If only we could do that. Ah, but we can! Learning how to be in the present moment by being aware of your body’s cues can give us this sense of ease, and when your body trusts your intention for self care it will then open up in magical ways.
Yoga is so much more than postures. It’s the expression of Self with a capital S.
This is a program is for you if:
You are seeking much more from your practice than just the regular stretching and toning.
Your curiosity is to dive deeper into the teachings of yoga and how you can use your practice for mental, emotional and physical wellness, and sense of Being rather than just doing.
You want to learn how to live a fuller and enjoyable life, and less stressed day. Doing is the cupbrit of suffering, and when we learn how to Ride The Waves (Kripalu methodology) of everyday chaos then we plan our daily schedule around our practice. This is when we move into a new realm of Being in the present moment and better recognize what is really important to us.
“My husband and I have been taking yoga classes with Jo-Ann D’Alfonso for over four years. We started out taking private lessons with Jo-Ann for at least one year before we felt ready to join a group class. We have been part of her group class now for three years. We feel much more flexible and we live without pain. Jo-Ann doesn’t just show us the yoga positions, she gives us the theory behind everything and makes everyone feel very much at ease. We usually all go for coffee after classes and we support each other and talk about our week. We really feel that we are part of this community that is our yoga class. It certainly has been a positive change in our lives. We are very loyal to our yoga practice now”. DIANE Touchette, Bryan Foye
Reserve your Spot
Send me a quick email to confirm your attendance. Please bring payment at your first class. The preferred method of payment is cash.
Location: The Mill Road Community Space, 8 ch. Mills, Chelsea
Time: Friday April 9 - June 14, 9:00 - 10:15 am
Your investment: $155.00(no tax) 10 weeks session. Drop-ins are only accepted if you are part of one of my other classes or you are just visiting the area and have experience in yoga.
What if I miss classes?
This is normal and inevitable. Partial registrations aren't possible, but I really want to make these sessions accessible to busy people that may have to miss classes! So I have a few solutions:
You can bring a friend/neighbour to join us and use up the class(es) that you will miss. For example, if you knew that you would definitely miss the last class of the session, then you can bring a friend/neighbour/relative with you to any of the classes. They could attend alongside you during one of the first classes, or they could attend the class when you're actually away. It depends on your friend's availability. And you can decide whether to gift that missed class to your friend, or whether to have your friend reimburse you for the class that they are taking. That way, your missed class gets enjoyed by someone. Should there be another class offered in Chelsea, then at that time you will also be able to attend an alternate class in substitution.
The main intention for this program is to create a community program where we come together every week and learn and support each other on this personal growth experience. We get to know each other; we share fun time together; we are there should someone need any kind of support. In my experience drop-in classes do not offer this essense of union.
In addition it supports the teacher and the cost of the service offered. The cost of the rental is paid consistently without having weeks that the correct number is not there to cover the cost. Also it is a respectful way to ensure that the teacher is paid adequately for her training and education in support of offering quality programs. A minimum number of 7 participants is necessary to make it feasible to offer such program taking in consideration time allotment, rental, marketing and preparation for classes.
What I wish to do is offer the best programming possible keeping the classes at a reasonable cost and small enough so I can be present for all individuals particular needs and at the same time cover all expenses.
Should there be any financial support needed please contact me directly to make arrangements. Ottawa Yoga Therapies will not refuse anyone for monetary purpose and will find a way to support everyone. Ottawa Yoga therapies does not discriminate and the doors are open to everyone. Classes can be offered in both official languages.
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