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.
Theme for April: Strengthening the Back Muscles & Relieving Tightness
This month, the focus is on strengthening and relieving back muscles. We'll cover the whole back line, including low back, upper back, neck, as well as the legs (hamstrings and calves). All of these muscles coordinate together to help us take action.
You will learn not only how to release tight muscles, but also how to strengthen the back in a holistic way so that your back muscles serve you well. And a bonus: learn to backbend without pain!
To learn about my approach, click here.
To register or join a class, contact Lenore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-271-2505. Payment by e-transfer (preferred) or paypal.me/yogawithlenore.
Each month I offer a theme with a specific focus so you gain more awareness of your body and your patterns in this area.
|Go With the Flow Yoga|
|Intermediate Hatha Yoga|
Somatics: Improve mobility,
move without pain
4-week online program starting
Retrain Your Brain:
Learning to move without pain
(Somatics Fundamentals Program)
Fees for regular 60-minute classes (HST included)
Monthly commitment - $20 per class
5-class pass - $112.50 (5 drop-in classes)
Drop-in class - $25
10% discount for two or more classes per week
Note: workshops, programs and special classes excluded. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Mindfulness Yoga (60 min)
This is not your typical yoga class. It incorporates mindfulness into a movement practice so you build strength and suppleness, not strain. We may break down a typical yoga pose in order to identify areas that are weak, compensatory or don’t move well. This will improve the efficiency of your movements. If you want to develop strength, in a non-braceful, non-grippy way, this class teaches you how. Suitable for all levels: those who are new to yoga will learn a lot about their bodies, and those who are familiar with yoga will get an opportunity to slow down and check in. This will help you manage "information overload" and improve your ability to pay attention. [see schedule]
Go With the Flow Yoga (60 min)
Built upon a traditional Hatha yoga practice, and designed for those who want to move mindfully and find freedom in movement. Expect both floor-based and standing poses as you develop strength, flexibility and balance, along with some smooth flowing movement. Appropriate for beginners. Leave class ready to slip into bed for a blissful sleep! [see schedule]
Intermediate Hatha Yoga (60 min)
For those who want a faster paced class and have more experience, we build heat and increase strength, while reducing pain, tension and stress. Learn to move purely, minimizing compensations, in a very mindful way. [see schedule]
Somatics: Improve mobility, move without pain (60 min)
Recommended for those who have done the Retrain Your Brain Program (Somatics Fundamentals), we will build upon what you have learned. Each week we'll explore a different part of your body (based on the theme for the month - see above). You'll learn a LOT about the habitual movement patterns that are contributing to your issues - and how to release them.
You have some limitations, tension, tightness or pain and you want to learn what's causing it, and how to lessen it. Somatics helps you resolve dysfunctional movement patterns that you’re unaware of. This class also helps with resetting your nervous system, especially if you tend to have anxiety or feel your sympathetic nervous system is more active (body's response to stressful situations).
You'll learn a powerful technique called pandiculation which helps lengthen muscles (without stretching), thus reducing tightness and pain. You may be surprised at how such small and gentle movements can make such BIG changes. This will impact walking, running, yoga, sports... your life! Everyday movements such as bending over, reaching overhead, getting up off the floor and turning your head to reverse your car will be changed for the better. Learn more about Somatics here. [see schedule]
Somatics/Yoga Blend (75 min)
Recommended for those who have done the Retrain Your Brain Program (Somatics Fundamentals). This is a favourite of many students! Apply the techniques of Somatics and see how it impacts your yoga practice. Somatics is a wonderful preparatory practice for yoga!
Each week we will explore a different part of your body and how to release it so that it improves your yoga practice (based on the theme for the month - see above). For example, the ability to backbend is directly related to how free you are in the front of the body. Being unable to bend down to touch your toes is usually due to tightness in your back or hamstrings. We'll start each class with some Somatic movements, exploring tight shoulders, hips, belly and back and will also look at twists and side bending. The second part of the class we'll do some yoga and you can see what impact the Somatic movements have on your yoga practice. This series will give you the tools to help you manage areas of your body where you feel constricted and frustrated. Learn more about Somatics here. [see schedule]
Certified Yoga Teacher and Somatics Educator
1309 Ambleside Drive, Mississauga, ON
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