Yoga Therapy Group Classes Fall, 2022
Relax & Energize
In these Zoom class series, we will focus on standing, seated and supine/prone poses that promote flexibility, strength & relaxation. No props are needed except for a Yoga mat, wall, chair, chair, belt/scarf/towel, pillow and blanket.
Sundays 10–11:30 am PST
September 18 – November 27, 2022
No class October 9, 2022
Rest & Restore
In this Zoom class series, we will focus on practices that help you unwind from your day through supine poses that promote relaxation balanced with strength. No props needed except for a Yoga mat, wall, chair, chair, belt/scarf/towel, pillow and blanket. Please eat a light dinner no less than 2 hours before this class begins.
Tuesdays, 8-9pm PST
September 20 – November 29, 2022
No class October 11, 2022
New Karma Yoga Therapy Class: Fundraiser for the Lytton First Nation (Tl’kemtsin)
Thursdays, 7:45-9am PST
September 29 – December 1, 2022
Email Maggie to register
10 Class Series: Suggested Donation $21 per class ($210 for all 10 in the series) or whatever you can afford to contribute to the Lytton First Nation (tl’kemtsin) . Enrollment is continuous throughout the term to allow more access.
This new series of classes is for those with at least one year of experience in the Śrī T.K.V. Deśikachar (Deśīkācār)/Śrī Kriṣṇamācārya lineage of Yoga teachings. In these classes, we will start with standing poses, move to supine poses and end with seated Prāṇāyāma (breathing exercises), Chanting & Meditation practices, which you may do in a chair if you prefer.
It is a class to honour our Indigenous Peoples around the world including those in Canada. This term, we invite you to donate to the Peoples of the Lytton First Nation (tl’kemtsin) by sending an e-transfer to LFNDONATIONS@LFN.BAND. If you want a Canadian Tax receipt, please email Bobby Jumbo and copy Cheyanna Hanna.
To learn more, please visit https://lfn.band/about-us , https://lfn.band/recovery-updates & https://lfn.band/news/f/august-2022-lfn-newsletter
In-Person Classes on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia
After a very successful debut last Winter and Spring, this Fall class series is again being offered in Maggie’s new community in Garden Bay on the Sunshine Coast at the beautifully renovated one-room schoolhouse called Sarah Wray Heritage Hall.
In this series, we will focus on practices that wake you up and prepare you for your day through mainly standing poses that promote strength balanced with relaxation. We will end each class with a few chair, supine, and/or prone poses with a focus on breath and meditation practices to help you more deeply relax. You must be able to both stand for up to 45 minutes and transfer to the floor yourself to do this class. We will be using chairs as props, but it is not chair Yoga. Please arrive by 9:20am to settle in and prepare for the class.
Please bring a Yoga mat and 2 blankets. We will be using walls and chairs at Sarah Wray Heritage Hall as Yoga props as well as needed. You may also bring Yoga blocks to help you with the poses as well. Maggie will provide Yoga belts for each student for additional support.
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am PST
September 21 – November 30, 2022
Note: September 28th will be from 8:30-9:30am due to another booking
No Class on October 12th
Tuition Fees for All Group Classes
- 10 Class Series: $210 including 5% GST
- Sliding scale available upon request for those experiencing financial stress
- 10% discount if you take more than one class per week
- Students may register, by e-Transfer (Canada) or PayPal (internationally) to Maggie Reagh at email@example.com
- International Students may send money from many countries via PayPal. Please include all applicable transfer fees. Fees are based on the recipient’s country and are lowest when you send the money from your bank account or PayPal balance.
Overall Therapeutic Approach
We move from legs & feet (grounding) to hips (emotions) to lower back (empowerment) to upper back, neck & shoulders (love & light) to minds & emotions (spiritual awakening). Physical themes are linked with energetic-psycho-social-spiritual themes each week. You will not only experience asana (postures) but the other limbs of Patanjali's classical 8-limbed system of Yoga, including deep breathing and meditation. Chanting, visualization, and mudras (hand gestures) are used to enhance the therapeutic, healing experience.
Students are asked to provide an intake/self-assessment/waiver before the series to clarify individual therapeutic needs. We also do a check in during the first 5-10 minutes of each class to clarify goals linked to the topic that day, and any other therapeutic considerations for each individual. Maggie creates the class based on this daily needs-assessment and cues modifications accordingly.
Each new student will also be asked to meet with Maggie privately for a 15-30 minute assessment conversation to clarify individual needs and personal goals. This assessment is included in tuition fees.