Embody 9-Week Membership – Summer 2019

Embody is a membership-based studio and weekly classes are offered in seasonal sessions. This allows students to gradually build understanding, strength, and flexibility over time. It also allows the instructors to get to know you and your practice better. Students enjoy being part of a community of familiar faces, supporting each other along the way.

Memberships provide the best value and offer many perks to the students. See below for registration along with class descriptions and dates.

The Spring session is ongoing and you are welcome to drop-in to try a class, space permitting. You can register for the remaining classes at the member rate up until the last 4 weeks of classes.

Membership Perks

  • Make-up missed classes by attending another class with any teacher either in advance or after your missed class prior to the end of the session.
  • Access to our Members Only Facebook Group to support your practice outside the studio and provide inspiration to live your yoga.
  • Additional perks associated with each Tier below.

Tier 1

  • Choose 1 Core Class that you plan to attend each week.
  • Drop-in to other class for $15 (HST included)
  • 20% off Halfmoon Props
  • 10% off Young Living Essential Oils
  • 1 Free Class Pass for a friend
  • 10% off select workshops
  • $10 studio credit when you refer a friend and they purchase a membership

Tier 2

  • Choose 2 Core Class that you plan to attend each week
  • Drop-in to other classes for $15 (HST included)
  • 25% off Halfmoon Props
  • 10% off Young Living Essential Oils
  • 2 Free Class Passes for your friends
  • 15% off select workshops
  • $15 studio credit when you refer a friend and they purchase a membership

Tier 3

  • Choose 3 Core Class that you plan to attend each week
  • Unlimited drop-in to other classes
  • 25% off Halfmoon Props
  • 10% off Young Living Essential Oils
  • 3 Free Class Pass for your friends
  • 15% off select workshops
  • $20 studio credit when you refer a friend and they purchase a membership

Tier 1 Membership Registration

Investment: $135

Scroll down and the Class Descriptions and click ‘Add to Cart’ next to your Core Class of choice.

Tier 2 Membership Registration

Investment: $234

You will receive a code via email to register for your classes. Come back here and click ‘Register’ next to the classes you are signing up for below. Use your code at checkout.

Tier 3 Membership Registration

Investment: $270

You will receive a code via email to register for your classes. Come back here and click ‘Register’ next to the classes you are signing up for below. Use your code at checkout.

Tier 1 Membership: 9-Weeks – $135

Classes run for 9 weeks for the dates outlined below. To register for a Tier 1 Membership at $135 click Register next to the class you are interested in. For Tier 2 and Tier 3 Membership, please purchase above and follow the directions in your confirmation email. 

Saturday

Yin Yoga

11:15am – 12:30pm

9 Weeks:  Jun 29 – Aug 24

Instructors: Tracey Mills & Maria Hillier (co-teaching)

Monday

Prenatal Yoga

6:00pm – 7:15pm

9 Weeks: Jun 24 – Aug 26 (skipping Jul 1)

Instructor: Nicole Blackwood

Hatha Yoga

7:30pm – 8:45pm

9 Weeks: Jun 24 – Aug 26 (skipping Jul 1)

Instructor: Nicole Blackwood

Tuesday

Morning Gentle Yoga

9:15 am – 10:15 am

9 Weeks: Jul 2 – Aug 27

Instructor: Nicole Blackwood

Hatha Flow Yoga

4:00pm – 5:15pm

9 Weeks: Jul 2 – Aug 27

Instructor: Maria Hillier

Morning Hatha Yoga

10:30am – 11:30am

9 Weeks: Jul 2 – Aug 27

Instructor: Megan Morgan

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

5:30pm – 6:30pm

9 Weeks: Jul 2 – Aug 27

Instructor: Maria Hillier

Chair Yoga

12:00pm – 1:00pm

9 Weeks: Jul 2 – Aug 27

Instructor: Megan Morgan

Wednesday

Yin Yoga

9:30am – 10:45am

9 Weeks: Jul 3 – Aug 28

Instructor: Tracey Mills

Gentle Yoga

6:00pm – 7:00pm

9 Weeks: Jul 3 – Aug 28

Instructor: Megan Morgan

Thursday

Morning Gentle Yoga

9:45am – 10:45am

9 Weeks: Jul 4 – Aug 29

Instructor: Megan Morgan

Hatha Flow Yoga

5:30pm – 6:45pm

9 Weeks: Jul 4 – Aug 29

Instructor: Maria Hillier

Chair Yoga

11:00am – 12:00pm

9 Weeks: Jul 4 – Aug 29

Instructor: Megan Morgan

Slow Flow into Yin

7:00pm – 8:15pm

9 Weeks: Jul 4 – Aug 29

Instructor: Maria Hillier

Lunch Flow

12:15pm – 1:05pm

9 Weeks: Jul 4 – Aug 29

Instructor: Maria Hillier

Class Descriptions

 

Chair Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

This class is done with the support of a chair to make yoga accessible to people with physical limitations or reduced mobility. Other props are also used throughout class to modify postures to the individual needs of each student. A typical class incorporates supported yoga poses to encourage strength and flexibility, breathing practices to enhance lung capacity, and guided relaxation to rest and renew. This class is perfect for older adults or people with chronic conditions.

Gentle Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

This class focuses on gentle stretching and toning while encouraging compassionate self-awareness. We’ll warm-up the body slowly in preparation for a series of fundamental yoga postures to release muscular tension and end with postures that promote deep rest and integration. It is accommodating for students with injuries and chronic pain, or for students who prefer to move at a slower pace. The Morning Gentle classes also provides the option to use a chair for both seated and standing postures as needed. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Hatha Yoga

Level: Active Beginner & Continuing

In this class, students will build a strong foundation through essential yoga postures and breathing techniques to ease tension, increase flexibility, and build strength. Special attention will be given to form and action in order to find stability in the postures and to discover the appropriate alignment for your body. Our Morning Hatha class is slower paced than our evening classes. Perfect for beginners looking for an active class and continuing students who wish to build upon their practice.

Alignment-Based Hatha Yoga

Level: Active Beginner, Continuing, & Intermediate

This active, all-levels class encourages students to build a strong mind-body-heart connection. Using precise instruction we focus on the foundations of Alignment-Based Hatha Yoga. All are welcome, beginners and returning students alike.

Hatha Flow Yoga

Level: Active Beginner & Continuing

Awaken the body as you build strength and flexibility in this dynamic yoga flow class connecting movement with breath. Students are guided to mindfully move through flow based postures and find stability in the spaces between. Perfect for beginners looking for an active class and continuing students who wish to build upon their practice.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Level: Active Beginner & Continuing

This all levels class is similar to Hatha Flow with even more of an emphasis on the flow of connecting all the poses together.

Mindful Flow Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

Join breath and movement in this slow flowing class to awaken a deep connection to the mind, body, and soul. Focus will be on mindfulness of breath and sensations in the body. 

40+ Yoga - Mobility & Stability

Level: Active Beginner, Continuing, & Intermediate

This series is intended for many of us who may be caught in the busyness of life where we find ourselves spending a lot of time at a desk, on a computer, sitting in a car or even standing all day. We often do not take the time to nurture our own bodies. Many of Darla’s regular students are over 40.  Many are well into their 50’s and 60’s but it doesn’t matter what age you are. In these classes, we will learn how to establish the foundation and strength of poses and pose variations (stability), while we learn to extend and evolve through lengthening and breathing (mobility). A variety of props such as blocks, blankets, straps, bolsters and chairs will be used to assist with explorations of postures. Finding the balance between mobility and stability is vital to sustaining a life-long practice in a healthy aging body. If you are new to yoga and/or pilates or a long-time student, come join the fun to help you navigate the joys that come with growing into an aging body. 

Prenatal Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

This class is designed for expectant moms from 12 weeks to delivery, including those without prior yoga experience.  Stretch and strengthen your growing body mindfully in the company of other women. Poses are modified to accommodate Mom’s belly as she progresses through her pregnancy. Breath work will be incorporated throughout the class to calm the mind and soothe the nervous system. Meet and share your experience with other expectant moms while deepening the connection with your baby in a supportive environment.

Mom & Baby Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

Tone and lengthen your muscles, relieve tension in the upper body, safely rebuild your core strength, and relax and rejuvenate. A supportive environment where moms can connect and share experiences, while babies meet new friends. This class is appropriate for moms who are six weeks postpartum who have been given medical clearance for activity and works best for babies who are not actively mobile (since you may just spend the class chasing your little one around!).

Rest & Restore Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

Restorative yoga is a healing form of yoga that is practiced with props to provide a supportive environment for total relaxation. Typically four to six long-held, gentle and relaxing poses are practiced per class; creating physiological responses which are beneficial to your health and can reduce the effects of stress-related illness. The class is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all ages. If you are looking to melt away tension and connect with a deep sense of peace, this class is for you. 

Yin Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

Using longer holds designed to enhance joint, bone and connective tissue health, we will focus on the breath to help relax the body into the postures. Yin yoga helps to improve overall mobility and range of motion, specifically in the hips, pelvis, and spine. A complementary practice to any strength building or cardio exercise, as well as an active flow yoga practice, yin yoga can also greatly benefit those recovering from illness or injury. With practice, you will notice postural improvement, greater body awareness, increased ease of movement and overall balance in the body’s energy system. Yin is accessible to all levels of experience.

Slow Flow to Yin Yoga

Level: Beginner & Continuing

This class will begin with a gentle yoga flow to awaken the body with mindful-based movement connecting the body and breath.  We will transition to a yin practice that will focus on longer-held floor-based poses to target the connective tissues, including the bones, ligaments, tendons and fascia, for increased flexibility and strength in these areas of the body.  Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners and for those looking for a slow, peaceful yoga class.

Policies

Registration & Payment

Payments made online with a credit card will receive immediate email confirmation. Email transfer accepted to hello@nicoleblackwood.com. You can also register at Embody Studio with cash or cheque. Please do so before the first class to secure your space as classes may sell out. Payment enrols the registrant for the session class dates and times listed. Your payment secures your space and other people may be turned away from this session. It is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Make-up Classes

While we encourage you to attend the weekly class you are registered in, we understand sometimes things happen. Our generous make-up policy allows you to make-up any missed classes by attending another class that suits your needs. Students are invited to attend another class anytime during the ongoing session, either in advance or after of their missed classed.

Other Registration Options

Going away during part of the session? You can make-up missed classes by coming to another class either before or after your missed classes. Late registration is also possible if the session has begun and the fee will be prorated based on the number of remaining classes. Class Passes are another option for those who are unable to commit to the full session.

Discount & Payment Plan

A 10% discount on membership registration is available for seniors 65 and older and highschool, college, and university students. Payment plans are only possible with a valid credit card. Discounts and payment plans only apply to membership registration and not to Class passes, gift certificates, workshops, courses, or other special series.

Weather Cancellations

In the event class has to be cancelled due to poor weather, an extra week will be added to the end of the session. A decision will be made and students notified via email no less than 2 hours before class.

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