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Beats and Breath – Amber Run

I will be teaching Beats and Breath tonight at Cornerstone Yoga Collective at 8pm. This is my first Vinyasa class since I have made my return to teaching, which means I am equal parts excited and nervous. I have actually planned the class in preparation for my rustiness, there will be some interesting transitions along with some “fun” core work all leading to a peak pose. I chose the band Amber Run for the sound track because I have used a few of their songs in some of my previous yoga playlists, and I think the vibe of their music is the perfect background sound for a challenging and lively flow.  If you love getting sweaty and moving your body into weird shapes while focusing on your breath then join me at the studio tonight.

I’m Back (Subbing tonight)

Tonight I will be subbing the Restorative class from 730pm-830pm at Cornerstone Yoga Collective.  I have missed teaching and cannot wait to start getting back into it. I hope to see some familiar faces in the studio tonight. Even though restorative yoga is kind of foreign to me I am working on putting together a class that will help you relax and release the tension that has built up over the work week.

On a side note I am hoping I will be able to sub more not only at Cornerstone but at Soul Space as well, but my availability strongly depends on childcare. For those of you who are curious about how motherhood is going for me, so far it is amazing. My little boy, Sawyer Anders Channell is now a strong healthy 5 month old and has an early bed time that will hopefully make it possible for me to pick up some more classes.

 

Classes This Week

On Saturday Nov 24  from 10-11:15am I will be teaching Yin at Soul Space Yoga . I am excited to be back in this space, it will be my first class here since I went on maternity leave. I can’t wait to see all the new faces and maybe a couple familiar ones!

I will be teaching Beats and Breath Wednesday the 28th at Cornerstone Yoga from 8-9pm. This will be a slightly more upbeat class since I have decided to play Third Eye Blind. This band is most known for their 90’s sound and is one of the few bands that my husband and I both enjoy. I am aiming to make the class a bit more laid back as we all enjoy the 90’s throw back.

 

Tuesday 715pm Vinyasa

I will be teaching at the 7:15pm Vinyasa Class at Cornerstone Yoga Collective tonight. I am looking forward to leading everyone who joins me through a fun, thoughtful strong flow. The morning classes I normally teach are only 60 minutes long, so I am looking forward to having the extra 15 minutes to play around with some more complicated shapes.

If you do decide to join me on your mat tonight, get ready for some lower body work as that is where my practice has been taking me lately, as I try my best to prepare my body for the arrival of my baby. You can count on a couple variations of Malasna (Yogi Squat) making an appearance, it has been one of my favorite and most empowering asanas recently, partially because it allows lots of room for my continuously growing belly. Also, ever since I have started engaging the proper muscles while holding malasana I have gained so much more strength in the position, and feel extremely supported . Personally, I have noticed that when I feel strong/supported in a certain pose or my body as a whole, I also feel strong mentally. It always fascinates me how what I learn and discover about myself and practice while I am on my mat usually translates into my life off of the mat, without me even realizing it. I have been consistently staying active and building more strength throughout my second trimester and I really think it is helping me better navigate my pregnancy without feeling overwhelmed.

Teaching Tonight Dec 14

Due to the fact that Trent injured himself again, I have been subbing at Cornerstone Yoga Community more often lately. Tonight I will be teaching the Beginner class from 545-645. I will also be teaching this class on Dec 28th and Jan 4th. The class tonight will incorporate some balancing poses, since they are my favourite, they also help to build strength and stability that supports the other aspects of our practice.

on another note….

This time of year it is easy to make excuses that prevent you from making it to your mat, but it’s the weeks that lead up to wonderful yet stressful holidays when it the most important to find some down time for yourself. Yoga is a safe space to embrace that down time as you work on your breath and movement surrounded by lovely individuals who are probably feeling just as over whelmed with all the holiday preparations as you are. I hope to see some of you there tonight. 🙂

Subbing Thursday Nov 30th

Now that I am only teaching 2 classes a week I haven’t felt the need to update my website weekly. Since I am subbing this week, I thought I would let everyone who reads these posts know that I am teaching the 5:45 beginner class tomorrow at Cornerstone Yoga Collective. I am excited to teach a new crowd that may not be familiar with me. I will most likely squeeze some kneeling chaturangas into the mix so get ready to feel your arms and your core. 🙂

New Schedule!!!!! October 30th – November 5th

I know I have been slacking on my weekly schedule updates, part of the reason is internet difficulties at home and the other part is me just being lazy. I have changed my schedule starting this week. I am now only teaching two classes a week. It was hard for me to give up some of my classes but I think it was necessary. The reason why I made the decision to lighten my load is because as of today I am 14 weeks pregnant. Now that I am growing a little human in my belly I thought it was time to lighten my work load so I could have more time to attend yoga classes myself and make sure that I am taking care of my personal needs. Hopefully with fewer classes on my plate I will be able to put more time into those classes, as well as have more time to find inspiration for them. I am excited for all the changes that are going to be happening in my personal life and it feels great to have some more time to work on my personal practice and to get ready for the little chicklet. If you wold like to practice with me this week I will be teaching the following times:

Tuesday 615am Vinyasa @ Cornerstone Yoga Collective

Friday 615am Vinyasa @ Soul Space Yoga Community

Friday 530pm Karma @ Cornerstone

*I will still be subbing for other teachers here and there, so keep your eyes on my schedule to see when I will be filling in.

October 16 – 22 Schedule

Once again I forgot to post my schedule before my class this morning, but late is better than never. You can find me at the following times this week;

Tuesday – 715pm Connection to Core Vinyasa @ Soul Space Yoga Community

Wednesday – 445pm Vinyasa @ Cornerstone Yoga Collective

Friday – 615am Vinyasa @ Soul Space

Saturday – 10am @ Soul Space

Sunday – 1pm @ Cornerstone

Hope to see you there 🙂