Lenore Foster is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Somatics Educator serving clients in Lorne Park, Port Credit and South Mississauga. She provides yoga and Somatics classes and privates in her home studio.
Why Yoga with Lenore?
You’re active and want to take care of yourself and keep moving. You’re not a big fan of “the gym” or “a club” and you’d like some guidance without feeling overwhelmed. You're looking for a non-competitive environment, with small class sizes where you won't be judged or feel self-conscious. You want yoga to be fun and an opportunity to learn something new about yourself (your strengths, weaknesses, your blind spots to movement) . You’re open to new ideas, you’re curious, and want to take control of your health.
You want a teacher who will meet you where you're at. Oh, and you enjoy a chuckle every now and then too!
I teach people how to be more aware and to move mindfully. I start each class with a body scan - you check in with how your body feels and how it rests on the floor. You also check in with the state of your mind. It's important to start with this awareness of "what is" so you can gauge your progression. If your goal is to get more flexible, reduce pain, or relieve stress, then you need to be aware of where you're at first.
There's also a focus on the breath - how do you breathe and what part of the body do you breathe into? How you breathe is directly related to your energy level, your state of mind and how you move!
Sensing & feeling
During the class, I focus less on how a pose looks, and more about how it feels in your body. You can gain so much more when you move slowly, just like you can catch more detail when a video is done in slow motion. Notice what's working that should be, and what's working that shouldn't be. Learn to reduce compensations and become more efficient, which will translate into becoming stronger and feeling less tight and stiff. Feel like your body is your friend, not your enemy! If this approach resonates with you, I invite you to try my classes.
Come experience yoga in the cozy environment of my home. The studio holds a maximum of 6 participants, so please confirm in advance. Small class sizes will provide you with the attention you need to get the most out of your practice.
If you're new to yoga
If you are looking for beginner's yoga, then I would suggest trying the Mindfulness Yoga class. It meets you where you're at and has a slower pace, to ensure you get the basics.
Also, check out my free yoga guide for beginners. If you’re new to yoga and want to establish some good basic practices, this guide will show you how. Learn the basic, foundational principles - each one comes with a practical "Here's how" tip! Get it here.
I'm looking into offering a Fresh Start Yoga Class on Monday evenings, which would be geared for beginners. If you're interested, please click here to get on the interest list. If there are enough people, I will let you know!
If you're looking for a one-on-one yoga session or semi-private, I can offer that at my home or yours. Contact me to discuss. Rates start at $80 per hour, but there are discounts when you buy a bundle of sessions.
If you have pain or limitations
Sometimes we want to do yoga or move more, but have pain and limitations and feel that we can't until they are resolved. If this is your scenario, then I suggest starting with the Somatics movement class. You will learn to find out what is causing your pain or limitations and how to resolve it. Or you could try the Somatics/Yoga Blend class. I also offer private Somatics sessions for resolving chronic muscle tightness.
What to bring
If you have a yoga mat, please bring. Otherwise, I have some mats you can borrow. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing. You may want to bring water.
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Lenore Foster is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Somatics Educator serving clients in Lorne Park, Port Credit and South Mississauga. She provides yoga and Somatics classes in her home studio. Call her at 905-271-2505 or fill in the form below.
Certified Yoga Teacher and Somatics Educator
1309 Ambleside Drive, Mississauga, ON
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