Lenore Foster is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Somatic 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 May: Exploring Core: Trunk Stability & Mobility
However, the desire for a strong core can lead to a lot of bracing and holding patterns. Notice: is there movement in your ribcage, your waist, your back, your front - or is it rigid, bracing and locked down?
If it's locked down, this means is the hips can’t really move that much because the muscles of the core are so tight that they limit the movement of the pelvis. This can lead to issues in the hips, knees and ankles.
A rigid and tight core can also limit movement of the rib cage, which affects the breath, and leads to chest breathing. This rigidity can lead to issues in your back, shoulders and neck.
The centre of your body needs to be mobile and supple in order for the connecting parts to move. You want a balance between strength and suppleness. Stability and responsiveness.
To learn about my approach, click here.
To register or join a class, contact Lenore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-271-2505. Classes are in-person unless otherwise noted. 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
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Retrain Your Brain:
Learning to move without pain
(Somatics Fundamentals Online Program)
|Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm ET (online OR in-person)||
Retrain Your Brain "Sampler"
(Somatics Fundamentals classes)
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 class 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 class 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 class 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 class schedule]
Somatics Fundamentals: Retrain Your Brain "Sampler"(60 min) (online or in-person)
Recommended for those who are interested in learning about Somatics or the Retrain Your Brain Program (Somatics Fundamentals), but want to sample what's inside without committing to the whole program.
These classes will be run online via Zoom and are ideal for those who cannot attend my Somatics classes in-person (Note: if you are local, you are welcome to attend this class in-person).
Each week I will guide you through a class focusing on some of the fundamental movements you would learn in the Retrain Your Brain Program. Learn more about Somatics here. [see class schedule]
What's the difference? See table below:
|Name of offering||Retrain Your Brain Program||Retrain Your Brain "Sampler" Classes|
|Commitment||Can be done at own pace||Attended live|
|What's included?||Access to ALL the fundamental movements to release entire body||Includes some of the fundamentals movements|
|Format||Pre-recorded videos you can refer to at any time for the life of the online program||Live classes, online or in-person|
|Extras||Includes two live classes and Q&A||NA|
|Cost||$197||$25 per class|
Certified Yoga Teacher and Somatics Educator
1309 Ambleside Drive, Mississauga, ON
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