Yoga Therapy Group Classes Winter, 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
January 16 – March 27, 2022
NO class Feb 20th
Rise & Shine
In this Zoom class series, we will focus on practices that wake you up and prepare you for your day through standing poses that promote strength balanced with relaxation. No props needed except for a Yoga mat, wall, chair, chair, belt/scarf/towel, pillow and blanket.
Tuesdays, 8- 9 am PST
January 18 – March 29, 2022
NO class Feb 22th
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.
Thursdays 5-6pm PST
January 20 – March 31, 2022
NO class Feb 24th
New In-Person Class in Garden Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Maggie is excited to now be offering both private and group Yoga Therapy in her new community of Garden Bay in the Pender Harbour Region of the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. Group classes will be held in the beautifully renovated one-room schoolhouse called Sarah Wray Heritage Hall once the recent Omicron variant restrictions deem it safe for all vaccinated students to attend in-person again.
All unvaccinated students are welcome to attend our online classes while restrictions remain in place by our PHO in BC. Yoga Therapy International respects a diversity of perspectives on taking COVID-19 vaccinations, running both online and in-person classes so that all students can access the benefits of Yoga Therapy during these challenging times.
In this series, we will focus on practices that wake you up and prepare you for your day through standing and supine poses that promote strength balanced with relaxation. You must be able to both stand and transfer to the floor to do this class.
We will be using chairs as props, but it is not chair Yoga. Please bring a Yoga mat and a blanket. We will be using the two walls and chairs at Sarah Wray Heritage Hall as Yoga props as well. Maggie will provide Yoga belts. Please arrive 10 minutes early to settle in before we start at 9:30am sharp.
Proof of being fully vaccinated is required during the first class or by email. Online Classes are also availabe for unvaccinated students, whose views are respected and acknowledged by Yoga Therapy International.
We are presently awaiting an announcement from our PHO before starting our in-person classes this February. Dates will be updated as needed.
Please see details here: COVID-19 Pandemic Update
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am PST
February 2 – April 13, 2022
NO class Feb 23rd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Every 2 weeks, 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.